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  • USA: Scary! Lawnmower Crashes Into Motorcyclists

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    #USA #LawnmowersAreDangerousForMotorcycles - How scary is that? Imagine being hit by a lawnmower while riding the highway on your motorcycle. Super scary. ...
  • An Ultralight Trailer For Behind Motorcycles

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Trailering #Camping - Towing a trailer behind your motorcycle is a possibility, but only for a few powerful motorcycles. But it doesn't need to be with this very, very, light trailer. Only weighing 125 kgs, almost any motorcycle or scooter can tow it. From SylvanSport, it's called the Go-Easy. ...
  • Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

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    Chris Hunter
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    The 1980s get a bad rap. Music, fashion and hairstyles are all cheap targets—and 1980s motorcycles haven’t fared much better. But if there’s a bike that deserves a second chance, it’s Kawasaki’s blindingly fast GPz900R. The narrow 16-valve engine was light years ahead of others in the technology stakes, and pumped out 115 bhp from just 908 cc. It was enough to make the GPz900R the first production bike to top 150 mph. Icon Motosport’s design director Kurt Walter, never afraid to zig when others zag, is a fan. “The GPz was my gateway drug into the subculture of sportbikes. It…
  • Has Honda missed its opportunity with the delayed CBR300R?

    Motorcycle News | MCN
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    First there was the Kawasaki Ninja 30. Then KTM joined the 300-or-so class with the announcement of the RC390. And now, Honda has gotten in on the action. But is it too little too late? Has Honda missed its opportunity...
  • Indian Scout by Analog Motorcycles

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    Wesley Reyneke
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    With all eyes on Indian Motorcycle’s relaunch of the iconic Scout, it’s refreshing to see vintage examples vying for attention too. And this eye-catching 1949 Scout from Analog Motorcycles should have no trouble stealing a little limelight. Analog’s Tony Prust stumbled upon the bike while chasing up another lead. “A friend and I headed north to take a look at a Kawasaki W1,” he explains. “While we’re there, we see a rolling chassis and a pile of parts sitting on a bench in the corner. It was a 1949 Indian Scout with a title that the owner had had for seventeen…
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    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News

  • An Ultralight Trailer For Behind Motorcycles

    Mike Werner
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Trailering #Camping - Towing a trailer behind your motorcycle is a possibility, but only for a few powerful motorcycles. But it doesn't need to be with this very, very, light trailer. Only weighing 125 kgs, almost any motorcycle or scooter can tow it. From SylvanSport, it's called the Go-Easy. ...
  • USA: Scary! Lawnmower Crashes Into Motorcyclists

    Mike Werner
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    #USA #LawnmowersAreDangerousForMotorcycles - How scary is that? Imagine being hit by a lawnmower while riding the highway on your motorcycle. Super scary. ...
  • What Motorcyclists Had To Do Before The Mobile Phone

    Mike Werner
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #Funny #MobilePhones #ThingsHaveChanged - Remember the days before we had mobile phones? Nowadays if you want to make a phone call while riding your motorcycle, you stop, grab your mobile phone and make the call now matter where you are. Even better, if you have one of those Bluetooth communicators, you can call while riding (although not recommended). But this was the way we had to make calls before they invented the mobile phone.... things have changed. ...
  • Ad: Harley-Davidson, Trade In, Trade Up

    Mike Werner
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Advertisement #Harley-Davidson #TradeIn - I haven't been a great fan of Harley-Davidson advertisements. They have been too much in my face, too weird and from a different culture. But this advertisement is one of the exceptions on the rule. ...
  • Study: Electric Motorcycles To Grow To 55 Million By 2023

    Mike Werner
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Research #Electric #eMotorcycles - An extensive research by Navigant Research is showing that the electric motorcycles and scooters sales will have reached 55 million by the year 2023. But what does that mean? ...
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  • R6 triple rumours quashed

    Visordown News
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    No changes to 2014 R6 engine THE long running rumours of a three-cylinder Yamaha R6 replacement have taken a hit with the release of emissions documents showing that the existing four-cylinder R6 will remain on sale in 2015.The California Air Resources Board documents show that, in California at least, there will be a 599cc, four-cylinder R6 available as a 2015 model with no engine changes at all compared to the 2014 version.While that’s perhaps bad news for those hoping for a 675cc three-cylinder R6 replacement, the existence of a 2015 R6 four-cylinder doesn’t extinguish all…
  • Anstey storms to F1 Classic TT win

    Samantha Wanless
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Bruce Anstey. Photo: Barry Clay NEW ZEALANDER Bruce Anstey made history on Tuesday on-board the Valvoline by Padgetts Racing Yamaha YZR-500 two stroke by not only winning the Formula 1 Class TT race, but also breaking the F1 and two-stroke lap record.Conditions for the Formula 1 race were perfect for a 2:45pm start as Michael Dunlop led the way on the road on a Suzuki XR69, but Anstey took the lead from the start by three seconds over Jack Racing’s James Hillier at Glen Helen.Riding another Suzuki XR69, Russ Mountford was comfortably in third whilst Dunlop was a further 3.5 seconds…
  • Johnston wins 350cc Classic TT

    Samantha Wanless
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Johnston coming down to the Creg-ny-baa. Photo: IRISHMAN Lee Johnston broke the lap record on Tuesday on-board an MV Augusta for Black Eagle Racing during only a 3-lap 350cc Classic TT race around the Isle of Man TT course.After postponing all races from Monday until Tuesday due to poor weather, Tuesday started off with strong winds and damp patches under trees. However, racing started without much delay and with the sun shining.Ian Lougher, on the Geoff Bates prepared Drixon Honda, was ahead of Jamie Hamilton on the road by Glen Helen, but it was William Dunlop who was the…
  • Top 10 interesting Hondas you might not know about

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    HONDA hasn’t been short of interesting bikes in its long history but the vast majority of them are already given all the plaudits they deserve.Having said that, there are a few oddballs out there that have somehow dropped from the mainstream consciousness despite interesting engineering, styling or intentions. Here’s a run-down of the top 10 interesting Honda production bikes that you might well never have seen before.You’ll notice that a large number of these bikes are small-capacity models, largely because most of Honda’s bigger bikes have gone on to success and…
  • Caption That Grasschopper

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    WELCOME to Visordown's weekly caption competiton, where you can show just how funny you are by adding your witty comment to the latest from our weird picture archive. Go on then, get on with it. Related Content Caption That: #56 got off to a flying start Caption That: To infinity and beyond Caption that: Bob refused to accept he didn't own a sidecar Caption That: This bike will get me all the chicks Caption That: Soft aftermarket pillion seats launched
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    Motorcycle News | MCN

  • Honda SP-1 owners wanted

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    MCN is on the lookout for Honda SP-1 owners for an upcoming feature in the paper. If you own an SP-1 and would like to get involved, all we need is a head and shoulders photograph of yourself, along with...
  • Has Honda missed its opportunity with the delayed CBR300R?

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    First there was the Kawasaki Ninja 30. Then KTM joined the 300-or-so class with the announcement of the RC390. And now, Honda has gotten in on the action. But is it too little too late? Has Honda missed its opportunity...
  • Is the new KTM Super Adventure too much?

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The standard KTM Adventure is hardly under-powered, producing a claimed 150bhp. But that wasn't enough, so KTM recently unveiled the Super Adventure, which gets the same engine as the Super Duke R and 180bhp.
  • New MCN August 27: New KTM Super Adventure

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 27. - New KTM Super Adventure- Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally vs rivals- Sportsbike story: 25 years of speed- Honda CBR300R first ride- Classic TT...
  • New MCN August 20: Lotus superbike ridden

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 20. - We ride the new Lotus superbike- 2015's secret new bikes- The new Ducati Monster 821 takes on its rivals- Anstey rules Ulster...
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  • Honda XR650L by Digital Directiv

    Chris Hunter
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    The Honda XR650L is one of those big, bulletproof dual sport bikes that never seem to change. It’s tough and simple to fix, just like its evergreen competitors—the Suzuki DR650 and the Kawasaki KLR650. With a 21-inch front wheel and a 37-inch seat height, the XR650L is not exactly custom-friendly. So this retro-inspired revamp from Joe Tessitore of Digital Directiv caught my eye. “I’m not a big fan of commissioned builds,” says Joe, “but every once in a while someone proposes a project that sounds like fun. That was this bike.” It started life as a 2007-model XR650L, minus…
  • Indian Scout by Analog Motorcycles

    Wesley Reyneke
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    With all eyes on Indian Motorcycle’s relaunch of the iconic Scout, it’s refreshing to see vintage examples vying for attention too. And this eye-catching 1949 Scout from Analog Motorcycles should have no trouble stealing a little limelight. Analog’s Tony Prust stumbled upon the bike while chasing up another lead. “A friend and I headed north to take a look at a Kawasaki W1,” he explains. “While we’re there, we see a rolling chassis and a pile of parts sitting on a bench in the corner. It was a 1949 Indian Scout with a title that the owner had had for seventeen…
  • New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

    Chris Hunter
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    The riding season is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and that means a steady flow of cool new motorcycle gear hitting the shops and online stores. This month we’re looking at a hooded jacket from ICON 1000, Kevlar tailoring for your favorite jeans, the amazing Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet, and unusual motorcycle-themed jewelry. Happy shopping. ICON 1000 ‘The Hood’ Jacket When the temperatures turn colder, I often find myself riding with a hoodie under my jacket. So this new urban-styled jacket from Portland’s finest is right up my street. And despite the cutting-edge…
  • Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

    Chris Hunter
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    The 1980s get a bad rap. Music, fashion and hairstyles are all cheap targets—and 1980s motorcycles haven’t fared much better. But if there’s a bike that deserves a second chance, it’s Kawasaki’s blindingly fast GPz900R. The narrow 16-valve engine was light years ahead of others in the technology stakes, and pumped out 115 bhp from just 908 cc. It was enough to make the GPz900R the first production bike to top 150 mph. Icon Motosport’s design director Kurt Walter, never afraid to zig when others zag, is a fan. “The GPz was my gateway drug into the subculture of sportbikes. It…
  • Dan Mantyla’s Honda CL

    Chris Hunter
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    After acquiring a 1974 Honda CL 200, unspoiled yet barely running, Dan Mantyla was faced with a decision: restore or customize? Dan is a guy who understands the connection between art and engineering. He’s a shed-builder by night and a web developer by day. “I wanted to build a bike that to the untrained eye looks stock,” Dan tells us. “But what they’re doing in Japan with Bratstyle bikes and in Europe with scramblers is just too inspiring. When you get to design your own cockpit, you don’t pass that up.” Customizing a bike as rare as the Honda CL is a delicate situation.
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  • Kuryakyn Debuts Crusher During Sturgis

    Scott Cochran
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Crusher, the all-new Performance Division of Kuryakyn is the latest development from the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket parts and accessories for the “2014 marks our 25th anniversary,” explains Küryakyn President Holger Mohr. “We have started this new division as one of the first steps in following the initiatives we’ve laid out for our […] The post Kuryakyn Debuts Crusher During Sturgis appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Add Stop Signal to Your Tag

    Scott Cochran
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    As part of their growing line of TruFLEX integrated LED plate frames, Custom Dynamics has just released the TF06. This unit features 45 Red LEDS on each side that can be used as Run, Brake, Turn or any combination, as well as 6 Cool White LEDs for license plate illumination. The TF06 works great on […] The post Add Stop Signal to Your Tag appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Custom Dynamics Hacks for Your HD Touring Bike

    Scott Cochran
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    H-D’s 2014 Touring Models have turn and brake functions on the same rear wire, making it impossible to put any auxiliary, Turn Only lights on the rear of the motorcycle. Custom Dynamics Turn Signal Decoder isolates the turn signal wires, making it possible to add lights to the rear for Turn Signal Only. With easy […] The post Custom Dynamics Hacks for Your HD Touring Bike appeared first on USRiderNews.

    Scott Cochran
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Company to Host Thousands for Demo Rides and Link Customers to Daily Entertainment with New Free Mobile App MILWAUKEE (July 30, 2014) – Harley-Davidson® is kicking off the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota with a full arsenal of activities and events that will electrify all motorcycle enthusiasts. The highly anticipated rally runs […] The post HARLEY-DAVIDSON® IGNITES 2014 STURGIS RALLY appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Slingshot By Polaris-Extreme Edge of Motorcycling

    Scott Cochran
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
      Polaris makes toys.  A lot of these toys appeal to boys from the age of about 18 to 80.  Polaris has a history of knowing what guys want even before they do.  This $3.8 billion dollar power-sports powerhouse gives its designers a lot of rope to create vehicles that tickle the imagination of toy-loving […] The post Slingshot By Polaris-Extreme Edge of Motorcycling appeared first on USRiderNews.
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    Tilted Horizons

  • Tomfuelery at the pump.

    17 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Remember when diesel fuel pumps were always set apart from the gasoline pumps, and they always had green handles?  Well, those conventions are fading away, and the handles occasionally get... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Throw Back Thursday: The flightless bird who traveled around the world

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    One day in August, 2006 I took place in an around-the-world relay to benefit Riders For Health, involving an ostrich and a Pelican case to which each rider would add local trinkets. Our... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Motorcycle Photo

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Include me in it!Photo by "Rodon" from the ST.N forums. (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Cool motorcycles: Ephrata ride-in July 2014

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    July's ride-in event in Ephrata, PA was its typical self: motorcycles of every type, from ADVers to race bikes to rat bikes to vintage to the bizarre.  Here's a tiny sampling of the thousand-odd... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Ephrata Under Surveillance?

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Snapped this pic of a quadcopter (please don't call it a drone; this Air Force vet recoils at this common misnomer; it's an unmanned aerial vehicle or a remotely piloted vehicle) at yesterday's... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
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    Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber

  • Q&A: Nicolas Goyon – Pol Espargaro’s Crew Chief

    David Emmett
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Many MotoGP followers, both inside and outside the paddock, were sceptical when news leaked that Yamaha had signed Pol Espargaro to a factory contract early in 2013. A year later, and halfway through his first MotoGP season, that scepticism has been replaced with admiration. The younger of the two Espargaro brothers is the best satellite rider in the championship standings, and has been competitive from the start of the season. Yamaha clearly had a plan […] ...
  • Facelift Coming for the 2015 BMW S1000RR

    Jensen Beeler
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:03 pm
    As we already reported, the BMW S1000RR is set to get some updates for the 2015 model year…we even have a spy photo to prove it. We didn’t get too good of a look at the front of the new S1000RR earlier though, but thankfully our Dutch friends at Oliepeil have found a rendering of the 2015 BMW S1000RR. Fans hoping that the BMW S1000RR would lose its winking face, will be disappointed, though the effect […] ...
  • Dakota Mamola Will Make His Moto2 Debut at Silverstone

    David Emmett
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Another hallowed name is to make a return to the Grand Prix paddock. At Silverstone, Dakota Mamola, son of famed former 500 GP winner Randy Mamola, is to replace Nico Terol. Terol is absent due to illness, the Spaniard suffering a mystery metabolic disorder, which is causing extreme muscle fatigue. While Terol undergoes treatment, Mamola will take his place, with Terol hoping to make a return at Misano, two weeks after Silverstone. Mamola has been […] ...
  • DR Moto – The Ultimate Yamaha R1 Track Bike

    Jensen Beeler
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a fantastic machine, in just about any iteration you can find. A potent weapon on the track, the R1 might not have all the bells and whistles that are found on European superbikes, but the Japanese liter-bike makes up for it with precision handling, great reliability, and gobs of tractable power. This is great for two-wheeled enthusiasts, who ride the twisties or at local track days, but Yamaha’s crown jewel poses […] ...
  • Gresini’s Quandary & What That Means for Scott Redding

    David Emmett
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Under normal circumstances, Scott Redding would already know exactly where he will be racing in 2015. He has a contract with HRC and Gresini to race with the Go&Fun Gresini team, which puts him aboard the factory option Honda RC213V next year, replacing Alvaro Bautista. Up until a few races ago, the only question mark was whether Redding would continue to run Showa suspension and Nissin brakes, which come as part of a lucrative sponsorship […] ...
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    Faster and Faster

  • DR Moto: The MotoGP-spec Yamaha R1-powered bike you'd wish you could buy

    Sameer Kumar
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    The DR Moto. BSB-spec 200bhp Yamaha R1 engine, bespoke chassis, £89,500 price tag. If you think you're the next Valentino Rossi, you'd definitely want one of these...The UK-based Reynolds Engineering, set up by Dean Reynolds back in 1993, specialise in producing precision-machined components and have worked with a range of demanding clients, including F1 and MotoGP teams. The Company currently builds complete billet swingarms and race-spec chassis components, which they supply to BSB, WSBK, Moto2 and MotoGP teams, as well as a few specialist motorcycle manufacturers. Back in 2012,…
  • The story of Marvin Webber and the World's Best 1994 Kawasaki ZX-7R

    Sameer Kumar
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    That's Marvin, and his 1994 Kawasaki ZX-7R. For those who love 1990s superbikes (yeah, that's us...), there's nothing else quite like this in the world!Here at Faster and Faster, we absolutely love 1980s and 1990s Japanese race-replica 750s. These bikes haven't been around for a very long time now, but we still can't stop dreaming of machines like the Honda RC30 and RC45, the Yamaha FZR750R OW-01 and YZF750, the Suzuki GSX-R750 LE and the Kawasaki ZXR750 and ZX-7R. We've always been huge fans of the original ZXR750. In the late-1980s, nothing else looked like the ZXR,…
  • @UPFORADVENTURESS: Motorcycling in NYC

    Sameer Kumar
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    This is what motorcycling in NYC is all about... Two years ago, we carried #upforadventure, Stan Evans' story of his 4,000-mile ride across the Unites States on a Triumph Speed Triple. Written by Stan himself, this was, we believe, one of the best-ever travel stories published on Faster and Faster. " A few years ago I did a video and photo-essay called #upforadventure I didn’t really think of it much at the time. It just happened to be a short documentary of my motorcycle vacation but it resonated with people and I kept getting questions of when I would do another. Shortly there…
  • End of the road for the RC8, KTM to launch V4-engined RC16 in 2016

    Sameer Kumar
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Soon, the KTM RC8 will be no more. And its replacement, the V4-engined track-use-only KTM RC16, will come with a stratospheric price tagSpeaking to Speed Week, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has said that the Austrian company is now planning to phase out the ageing V-twin-engined RC8 superbike. Unfortunately though, the succession plan doesn't seem to be very clear. 'Yes, we make a successor, the RC16. [But] we take responsibility as a manufacturer and say that any motorcycle that is beyond 200 horsepower has no place in public transport,' says Pierer. Now this is where the confusion…
  • Ducati 1199 Panigale R takes on Audi RS6

    Sameer Kumar
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    The 190bhp L-twin-engined Ducati Panigale 1199 R goes head to head against the twin-turbo 560bhp V8-engined Audi RS6. Pure entertainment...Huge collection of high-res pics of the 1199 Panigale R, after the jump...Read more »
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    Cyril Huze Post

  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Official Promo Video.

    Cyril Huze
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
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  • Aluminum Scoop For Harley V-Rod Muscle

    Cyril Huze
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    In Sturgis, saw quite a few V-Rods, a model positioned in Harley-Davidson’s lineup as the “power cruiser with a dash of intimidation.” Europeans love this model much more than the Americans. Logically, it’s in the old continent (especially Germant &... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Third Ace Cafe To Open In Orlando In 2015

    Cyril Huze
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    The 76-year old famous British cafe is now coming to America in Orlando, Florida. Ace Café plans to open an entertainment and retail complex, including a restaurant and bar, retail gift shop and a motorcycle dealership, in three renovated buildings in the central business... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Joke Of The Week. Thank You For Shopping At Costco.

    Cyril Huze
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike, “My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I’d better see a doctor.”  “Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money,” Mike replies.  “There’s a diagnostic computer... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Model Lineup. What’s New?

    Cyril Huze
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of the Street™750 and Street™500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson just announced its complete offering for 2015. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Uraling to near the Top of Rollins Pass (Eastern Route)

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Yesterday was a great day to be Uraling here in the great state of Colorado, sunny skies, mild temperatures and good riding companions.Back in June of 2010, a group of Uralisti had tried to ride up to the top of Rollins Pass, using the eastern route; we didn't quite make it all the way.  The pass is divided into two sections because the narrow railroad tunnel at the top, known as Eye of the Needle, had been closed so you can't really ride a Ural sidecar rig or car through.Three Uralisti, including yours truly would attempt this same route once again.  I met Dan K. and Scott M. at…
  • A New (to her) Speedometer for Brigitta

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Brigitta, my '87 BMW R80 Airhead, had issues with the odometer shortly after she went over 100,000 miles a few months ago.  It would accumulate 17 miles for every actual mile ridden!Since then, I'd been tracking mileage with a cyclometer and had been putting up with a wonky reading on the odometer.  Then a couple of weeks ago I noticed the tripmeter was not reporting accumulated miles between gas fillups accurately.  Now it was getting annoying, since I need that to ensure I don't run out of gas!I started half-heartedly searching around the usual spots online for a replacement…
  • Uraling to Jones Pass, almost.

    16 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Welcome to post #1366, a calendar reminder popped up this week, seems I started blogging on the 13th of August 2006.  It's been quite the ride and the steeds have come and gone, but whether on two wheels or three, it's been quite the adventure at times.Today I rode out of the neighborhood shortly after 8:00 AM, the sun was shining, temperatures were in the high 60's but it was forecasted to be a hot day today.  All the more reason for today's destination, the nearby mountain trails near the small town of Empire, Colorado.I slabbed it through the Denver metro area, and took the I-70…
  • Brigitta's turn for a Sunset Ride

    8 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    I've not ridden Brigitta, my '87 BMW R80 Airhead for over three weeks now, basically ever since I've not had to commute anywhere to get to work.I had been feeling a bit guilty about this but weather and some needed test riding on Scarlett, my 2014 Ural Patrol Sidecar Rig had prevented a ride on Brigitta until yesterday evening.  We'd had rains off and on all day it seemed, and the clouds formed a nice backdrop for the setting sun's golden rays.Shooting pictures of one's motorcycle from a low frontal angle really does help make it look better, doesn't it?Previously, a Sunset picture with…
  • Pre-Sunset Clouds

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    I was riding Scarlett yesterday evening, chasing a rainbow which had appeared after a brief rain storm...I wasn't able to get near enough or in a good spot to shoot a picture of it though.As I headed back towards home, the sun was occluded behind a large cloud formation and I stopped to see if the sun's rays would poke through.Too bad I didn't have a wall behind me, painted white, to reflect some of the setting sun's light back at Scarlett to fill in the foreground light.Previously: Scarlett's First Tire Change
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    The Vintagent


    The Vintagent
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    This essay was originally published as my monthly column in Classic Bike Guide magazine.  If you don't already subscribe, I'd recommend it as an excellent overview of the vintage and contemporary 'old bike' scene.The atrium of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, the first stop of the incredibly successful 'Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit in 1998, which changed the old bike scene incalculablyArt and the Motorcycle"I graduated from college in 1984, when old motorcycles were junk, and started my career in earnest, as a hoarder of relics, an old bike swapper, and a sometime dealer.  In the…

    The Vintagent
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Michael Lichter, English custom motorcycle legend John Reed, and Paul d'Orleans at the press reception for 'Built for Speed'The world's most popular custom motorcycle website - the Cyril Huze Post - was kind enough to review my 'Built for Speed' exhibit at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, which ends tomorrow.  I'll write my own notes on the show here soon, but 5 days of travel plus the effort of physically mounting a show with 32 motorcycles and 100 pieces of art has left me temporarily drained and 'away from my desk'.  Enjoy Cyril's reportage:Clem Johnson's Vincent dragster the 'Barn…

    The Vintagent
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    The website Ultimate Motorcycling has a review of my 'Café Racers' book (my text, Michael Lichter's photos), based on our 2013 Sturgis 'Ton Up!' exhibit. The show featured 35 café racers, of which 12 were vintage, and the rest contemporary; several machines were built for the show, as Michael Lichter's 'Motorcycle as Art' exhibit has been running for 14 years now, and contemporary custom-bike builders are literally banging on his door to be included. This is understandable; there is no other motorcycle exhibit with 250,000 potential motorcyclist/viewers within a 20-mile radius.

    The Vintagent
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    The rumors are unconfirmed, but it appears MV Augusta will have a German partner soon, as Daimler is in talks to buy a minority stake of that venerable Italian company.  As you'll recall, MV was owned by Harley-Davidson for two years, did nothing with the brand, then handed it back on a silver platter to the Castiglioni family two years later...strangely, the same family who took Aermacchi from H-D's hands, decades prior.  When Harley dumped MV in 2010, they paid all that company's debt as part of the deal, reportedly losing many Millions in the process.  MV Agusta…

    The Vintagent
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    My monthly Classic Bike Guide page, with an illustration by Martin SquiresI've been writing a monthly column for Classic Bike Guide for over a year now, and I tend to focus my essays on motorcycle culture, when not simply poking fun.  A few columns have hit a nerve, but none more so than my meditation on the Custom bike-building scene, and the struggles I've observed with my friends, trying to make a business of their craft, or art, or vision. The BikeExif post on the demise of Spain's Radical Ducati inspired my thoughts last March, when I wrote 'Instafamous/Instabroke', as did a…
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  • Sutton Wins Six WMRRA Races At Pacific Raceways

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    Chromie Sets Pacific Raceways Track Record while Sweeping WMRRA Round 5WMRRA was back at the birthplace of the club for round 5 of their series August 23-24 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA, after a year-long absence from racing there. Nort...
  • Ducati's Improvement Gives Dovizioso Confidence Heading Into British GP

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Ducati Team head across the Channel for British GP at SilverstoneAfter races at Indianapolis and Brno, the Ducati Team now find themselves on the other side of the English Channel for the third and final event in a busy mon...
  • Marquez Rides Repsol Honda Across Millennium Bridge In London

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Marquez brings London to a standstill on Millennium BridgeMarc Marquez’s record-breaking MotoGP™ season continued on Wednesday in somewhat unfamiliar surroundings. The Repsol Honda Team rider brought London to a stand...
  • Canadian Imrie Triumphs In 11 CRA Races At Brainerd

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    IMRIE DEMOLISHES THE COMPETITION AT CRA ROUND FOURThe fourth round of the Central Roadracing Association season took place August 22-24 on Brainerd International Raceway's Competition Course and featured dominating performa...
  • The Final Round Of Press Releases From This Past Weekend's Various Races

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Markus Reiterberger is the new leader of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Privateer BMW Motorrad team writes history in the Endurance World Championship.Markus Reiterberger and Bastien Mackels celebrate Superstock win with Penz13.c...
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    Superbike News

  • Marquez brings London to a standstill on Millennium Bridge

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Marc Marquez’s record-breaking MotoGP™ season continued on Wednesday in somewhat unfamiliar surroundings. The Repsol Honda Team rider brought London to a standstill as he became the first person ever to cross the iconic Millennium Bridge with a motor vehicle. Marc Marquez’s record-breaking MotoGP™ season continued on Wednesday in somewhat unfamiliar surroundings. In an event organised by Dorna Sports and BT Sport, the Repsol Honda Team rider brought London to a standstill as he became the first person ever to cross the iconic Millennium Bridge with a motor vehicle. In the shadow of…
  • Silverstone could see the first year Rookies at the front again

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Silverstone will be just as tough as Brno for the teenagers of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The British Grand Prix venue is similar to the Czech circuit in that it is wide and open with a variety of corners offering a huge choice of lines so it takes some learning to make the best of it. Of course the old airfield is far flatter than Brno but it is likely to repeat the unpredictable weather that was a major factor in this year’s Grand Prix of the Czech Republic. Varied track conditions make it hard for the circuit newcomers to learn the circuit but in Brno, Fabio Di Giannantonio,…
  • Two New BSB Race Victors Bridewell and Hickman Claim Emotional Race Wins

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Tommy Bridewell and Peter Hickman both celebrated an emotional debut race victory in the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park as Shane Byrne claimed a pair of second place finishes to add to his Podium Points tally ahead of the Showdown. Byrne had initially led the opening race but Bridewell was closing in on him after Ryuichi Kiyonari had been forced to retire from second place with a technical problem to his Buildbase BMW. Bridewell was determined aboard his Milwaukee Yamaha and moved ahead of Byrne’s Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki as they crossed…
  • Pett Takes Control With Double Victory at Cadwell

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    TriStar R&G Triple Challenge leader Freddy Pett dominated proceedings at Cadwell Park, setting a new lap record and taking both race wins. With crashes from title rivals Scott Pitchers and Phil Atkinson, Pett now holds a commanding lead at the top of the standings. Sam Thompson continued his dominance in the Cup class taking an eighth consecutive race win and even securing a podium in the main Championship. With sunny and dry conditions greeting the riders for their first free practice session, Freddy Pett set the benchmark, topping the session by over half a second. Carrying this…
  • Moto2™: The Rabat-Kallio duel moves on to Britain

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    An enticing fight is emerging for this year’s Moto2™ title, as Marc VDS Racing Team’s Tito Rabat and Mika Kallio go head-to-head. Following on from their second one-two result of the season at Brno, Silverstone will host the 12th encounter. Last time out, the Czech Grand Prix saw Spaniard Rabat winning from Kallio in a controlled performance, while the Finnish rider fought up to second place from sixth on the grid and despite crashing both in qualifying and the Sunday Warm-Up session. This leaves 12 points between the duo with seven Grands Prix still to go. Last year, they finished…
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  • Out of Office August 27-September 1

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    I am going to be out of the office for the rest of this week. I will be here until 6:00 EST today August 27, and I will be back in the office on Tuesday, September 2. Brad will be checking this forum while I am away. You can still send a message to him through the forum or call him at 866-931-6644 ext. 810. Have a great weekend everyone! Casey
  • CORSE DYNAMICS Under Swingarm Mount Rear Brake Caliper Bracket: 749 / 999

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    CORSE DYNAMICS Under Swingarm Mount Rear Brake Caliper Bracket: 749 / 999 Pricing: $199.95 FREE Shipping Undermount 84mm caliper hanger re-locates the OEM caliper under the swingarm. Machined from 6061 billet aluminum, with all OEM provisions while reducing weight and improving rigidity. Typically requires rerouting the brake line or longer brake line depending on preference. Now available in silver or black. 84mm mount retains OEM caliper * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping codes: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250…
  • CORSE DYNAMICS Compression Valve Block Off - Yamaha R6

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    CORSE DYNAMICS Compression Valve Block Off - Yamaha R6 Pricing: $39.95 These aluminum block offs remove the OEM compression adjuster assembly no longer utilized on an Ohlins 30mm cartridge kit for an R6. -Constructed of T6 Billet aluminum -Incorporates sleek look -Non proprietary tool used for removal and installation (17mm Allen) * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping codes: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders over $500 GLOBAL750 gets 75% off shipping on orders over $750 * Register…
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    27 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    We just wanted to introduce ourselves. We hang out on a lot of the forums helping fellow riders internet diagnose their problems. Most of race or at least love motorcycles! This is not intended to be any sort of advertisement. We are just motorcycle enthusiast trying to change the motorcycle scene in the US! Please support your local club racers! We are trying to revive a dying sport here!!! :banana
  • MotoGP round 12 Silverstone 08/31/2014 *SPOILERS*

    L8 Braker
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Crib notes. --Boy Wonder is not perfect and probably has a huge weight lifted --Dani......where'd that come from, dude? You've been average all year --Jorge the fatty lost some weight and is back at the front of the pack. Twinkies are bad, mmm K --Rossi.....he gots to qualify mo better cuz these 2nd row starts ain't workin for him All the others can hang for a few laps, and then those soft compound tires just dwindle away. Maybe they can figure out a way to use the harder compound and get a larger group at the front? Your thoughts?
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    Harley Davidson News

  • Harley details 2015 touring line-up

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Labour Day, the first Monday in September, marks the end of the summer holiday in the United States and the beginning of the new school year - and in keeping with its blue-collar roots, it's also traditionally when the next year's Harley-Davidson motorcycles are revealed to the world.
  • NYT: NYT Calling Michael Brown "Burly" Was Racist

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    As protests raged after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two articles in The Times on Aug. 16 referred to both Mr. Brown and the state police captain overseeing security in the case as "burly."
  • Brookfield Harley lover is 100 and still biking

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:06 pm
    The longtime Brookfield resident celebrated his 100th birthday last week. He has been riding motorcycles for 85 of those years and there's no end in sight.
  • Panache and power take centre stage at Harley-Davidson show

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Cruiser bike enthusiasts were treated to a twin display of style and raw power as Harley-Davidson's mean machines rode into the city with their signature rumble.
  • Garage and Harley destroyed in Town of Beloit fire

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Town of Beloit firefighters and mutual aid from the Town of Turtle Fire Department, were called to Dewey Avenue shortly after 10:00 Tuesday morning.
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • The Automobile Tuner Hennessey Reveals Its New Venom F5

    John Lyon
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The Sealy, Texas, tuning shop that created the Hennessey Venom GT—the supercar that (unofficially) broke the production-car world speed record—recently revealed the first details about that vehicle’s upcoming successor, the Hennessey Venom F5. Named after the highest classification on the Fujita scale—which is used to measure the strength of tornadoes—the Venom F5 promises to be quicker and faster and to handle better than its forebear. While the Venom GT was able to break the 270 mph barrier, Hennessey hop...
  • Arnold and Son Introduces New Variations of Its Ultrathin UTTE Watch

    John Lyon
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    This month, the Swiss watchmaker Arnold and Son revealed two new style variations for its ultrathin Instrument Collection UTTE series—which was first introduced at last year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry show. Developed over the course of many years, the watches of the UTTE series (whose name is an acronym for “ultrathin tourbillon escapement”) feature a flying tourbillon movement that measures just 2.97 mm thick—making them some of the thinnest tourbillon watches on the market. The two recent additions to...
  • New Hope for Stroke Patients

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Considering the plight of most people in her situation, Becky Hemingway was faring well. Her right side had gone numb, and she couldn’t speak. But her family had immediately suspected a stroke, and emergency room physicians at a hospital in South-bridge, Mass., not only made the diagnosis but also rushed the 31-year-old new mother to a regional stroke center in Boston, two hours to the east, where she could receive specialized care. In contrast, the average stroke victim doesn’t get treated for almost a day...
  • Piaggio Avanti EVO Twin-Turboprop Aircraft Readies for Takeoff

    Mary Grady
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The distinctive Italian-built Piaggio Avanti II twin turboprop is now available in an all-new version, with a boost in performance plus a reduction in fuel costs and noise. The Piaggio Avanti EVO is the fastest twin turboprop in production, reaching speeds of up to 460 mph. New winglets and five-blade Hartzell scimitar propellers add efficiency, extending the plane’s range to 1,980 miles. The new propellers also help reduce cabin noise by 20 percent and external noise by 68 percent. A majority stake in the com...
  • Hermès Launches Necktie Smartphone App

    Anush Benliyan
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Hermès has launched Tie Break, an informative and whimsical mobile app that uses a playful mix of video games, funny phrases, comics, and videos with young actors to tell the story behind the brand’s famous silk neckties. Available on Apple and Android smartphones, the app comes as a sequel to Silk Knots, the brand’s first app, which was introduced last year and demonstrates creative ways to tie Hermès’s iconic silk scarves. Tie Break, which will be updated every season with the latest collections, similarl...
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  • Well, Hello, Bestem 46L Givi Trunk Liner!

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    While traveling on my Tiger, I have been using a canvas tote bag with a “recycle” logo on it inside my Givi box as the liner. I’m pretty sure I got the bag as a giveaway somewhere because I can tell you with utmost certainty, I would never have bought and paid for such a thing. Ugly aside, the size of the tote worked well enough and you couldn’t beat the pricetag. Always on the lookout to make my life just thaaaaaat much more luxurious, my sweetie hooked me up with a very nice Bestem Givi trunk bag. Swanky, swanky! So long, canvas tote.  One drawback with my canvas…
  • Travel Souvenirs – Send me a Postcard, Please!

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    I’m so knocked out by how many people have sent in their addresses to get a postcard from me. Thank you! I’d love to get postcards from you, too. If your pen is burning a hole in your pocket and you want to send me a postcard from your travels, please do! Thanks again, Kathy for the inspiration! And thanks, Ed for the Fuzzy girl image!
  • Photo Gallery: Scenes from the Bucket List

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    My life’s To-Do List is a never-ending endeavor to see beautiful, fun, exciting, wondrous things in this world. Putting ideas on the list and daydreaming about them is almost as much fun as being able to mark them off as done. Almost. These photos are some of the things I’ve been able to tick off and complete so far. They’re also a pick me up when I sit around feeling sorry for myself because  “I never go anywhere and I never do anything.” I’ve still got more photos to add and things to post to my To Do List, but if I don’t get started now this will…
  • Postcards from the Edge: The Snail Mail Challenge

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    It came as no surprise that my girl and kindred spirit, Kathy from loves postcards. They often have the most perfect photographs of wherever you’re visiting. Late last week Kathy issued a challenge on her blog: The Snail Mail Challenge.  To participate, you have to actually send at least 5 postcards or letters to friends – not just buy the perfectly photographed lovelies and stick them in an album somewhere. *whistles innocently* I probably shouldn’t tell you this as it could ruin the reputation of my manly-man Kenny. But…? I will. When Kenny and I…
  • Moto-Mail: Postcards from the Edge

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Hat tip to Kathy’s Snail Mail Blog Challenge:
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    XS650 Chopper

  • Gary’s 1980 Orange Sunshine

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Gary – Chopped it up. Slapped a Monstercraftsman “brat” kit on. Made some stuff. Painted some stuff. Left some stuff to rust. Ride the hell out of it. SEND IN Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • Meagan

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Warren Wall – This is my 79 xs650. She was a farm bike in a previous life. When I got her the engine, and most of the bike, was coated Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • stoker’s 81 rat!

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Stoked – This was a  junked up rat that started off in the right direction but lost steam and was neglected after previous owner lost interest after his chick. Typical Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • “Simple Bare Necessities”

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Ed Hennebury – 1983 XS650 Heritage Special. Re-phased motor, PMA, no battery, kick only, suicide clutch, jockey shift, all fabrication, i.e, handlebars, seat, rear fender extension, front fender, clutch linkage, Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
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    Cycle Trader Insider - Motorcycle Blog by Cycle Trader

  • Summer Means Motorcycle Season is Here! Stay Safe with These Tips

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Summer means its time to grab your motorcycle helmet, fine tune your bike, and hit the road. Just you and your bike---and about 9 million other registered motorcyclists. Summer inevitably means more motorcycles on the road, so in order to stay safe this motorcycle season, keep the following safety tips in mind.Tips for Motorcyclists this SummerFrom Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys       Bring Your Bike in for a Tune-Up: Check all gaskets and hoses to be sure they are working properly, and check the tread on your tires and make sure they are properly…
  • Will New Motorcycle Be Required To Have Anti-Lock Brakes?

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Can anti-lock brakes save the lives of more motorcycle riders? According to the Washington Post, an insurance industry group is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make anti-lock brakes on motorcycles a federal mandate. The story reports that The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says insurance companies accident reports back up the claim that new motorbikes with anti-lock brakes would save lives.While the new mandate would make bikes safer, they would push the price of a motorcycle up by 1000 dollars.Source: The Washington Post
  • Get Your Bike Ready For Summer – Make sure your motorcycle is safe and reliable

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
     After sitting for months motorcycles need attention before returning to service, which can also help avoid breakdownsand ensure safety. Refer to the owner’s and service manuals for inspection lists before giving your bike a thorough going over.Look for any signs of leakage, such as stains underneath that indicate problems. Check steering head bearings for looseness or binding. To get the best performance out of a hydraulic fork change the fluid every year or two.Clean the battery terminals. Check the electrolyte level (if caps are removable) and add distilled water as needed.
  • BMW’s K 1600 GTL – Adaptive Lighting

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    One of the most visually distinctive features of the big new BMWs are the headlights, with two rings of LEDs acting as daytime running lights (just like their cars), and a smart “third eye” in the center that is the cornerstone of the Adaptive Lighting system. Look closely and you’ll see a strong light pointing upward and then reflected by an articulating mirror. This mirror articulates both up and down (to adjust for load) and side to side (to adjust for lean angle). Does all this photon-trickery work? See for yourself… article is published with the…
  • BMW’s Multi-Controller

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    There’s no doubt about it, computers are invading bikes, from determining how much throttle you really want (ride-by-wire) to lighting the sparkplug, and everywhere in between. BMW’s K1600 GTL is a veritable tech-de-force, but they’ve found a really simple way to let the rider control it all: This article is published with the permission of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine. It is not for sale or redistribution.RoadRUNNER is a bimonthly motorcycle touring magazine packed with exciting travel articles, splendid photography, maps and GPS files.
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  • Suzuki Mega Camp 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Gowa, Dalam rangka menyambut HUT Kemerdekaan RI ke-69, PT. Suzuki Indomobil Sales (PT. SIS) roda dua bekerja sama dengan Main Dealer Suzuki PT. Sinar Galesong Mandiri (PT. SGM) akan menggelar kembali event akbar bertajuk Suzuki Mega Camp 2014 di Lapangan Syech Jusuf Gowa, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan mulai tanggal 30 hingga 31 Agustus 2014. Beragam program dikemas lebih menarik dan penuh sensasi bagi pengunjung seperti diskon spesial, uang muka ringan, free check-up dan oli gratis. Event ini juga akan diwarnai berbagai aksi hiburan dan layanan spesial dari Suzuki dalam rangka memperingati bulan…
  • Paskibraka 2014 saksikan Proses Perakitan di Pabrik Motor Honda

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Bro sekalian, Dalam rangka memperingati Hari Kemerdekaan ke 69 tahun Republik Indonesia, PT Astra International Tbk menerima kunjungan 68 anggota Pasukan Pengibar Bendera Pusaka (Paskibraka) Nasional 2014. kegiatan ini berlangsung di pabrik PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) yang berlokasi di Cikarang Barat, Bekasi, Jawa Barat. Di sana para anggota PASKIBRAKA melihat secara detil tentang proses yang menggabungkan 3.000 komponen yang terpisah untuk dirakit menjadi satu unit sepeda motor utuh yang menjadi produk motor Honda yang mengandung 95% konten lokal. Selain melihat proses perakitan, para…
  • Apa itu Yamaha ITGP

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Indonesia Technician Grand Prix atau biasa disebut dengan ITGP merupakan salah satu program pembinaan keahlian bagi para teknisi Yamaha se-Indonesia. Kegiatan ini pertama kali diadakan tahun 2000 dan tahun ini adalah untuk ke-14 kalinya. ITGP merupakan kelanjutan dari “Kontes Teknisi Regional” yang diselenggarakan di 21 Yamaha Training Center di seluruh Indonesia. Lebih dari 12.000 teknisi Yamaha ikut serta dan 24 yang terbaik hadir pada pagi hari ini, Selasa 19 Agustus. Selama 2 hari, tanggal 18 dan 19 Agustus 2014 mereka akan berkompetisi dalam 4 fase yaitu tes teori, measurement,…
  • Indonesia Semakin di Depan – Bakti 40 Tahun Yamaha untuk Negeri

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    BANDUNG-40 Tahun Yamaha Semakin di Depan menyemangati aktivitas-aktivitas yang dilakukan pabrikan Garpu Tala tahun ini. Dan momen Hari Ulang Tahun (HUT) Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia ke-69 ditandai dengan “Indonesia Semakin di Depan – Bakti 40 Tahun Yamaha untuk Negeri”. Kecintaan Yamaha terhadap Indonesia begitu besarnya sehingga terus berbakti kepada negeri ini. Dan pekan ini Kota Kembang menjadi lokasi puncak kemeriahan perayaan HUT Kemerdekan RI k-69 bersama Yamaha dalam event Indonesia Semakin di Depan – Bakti 40 Tahun Yamaha untuk Negeri”. 6 kota besar yaitu Jakarta,…
  • Indonesia Kehilangan Denny Triyugo Pebalap Berprestasi Binaan AHM

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Jakarta – Pebalap binaan PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) Denny Triyugo menghembuskan nafas terakhirnya setelah mengalami kecelakaan pada sesi latihan kejuaraan balap Indoprix di sirkuit Sentul Internasional Karting Circuit, Bogor. Dengan berpulangnya Denny, Indonesia kehilangan pebalap berprestasi yang sudah menorehkan beragam prestasi nasional maupun internasional di bawah tempaan AHM.  Denny Triyugo mulai bergabung sebagai pebalap andalan AHM sejak 2012 dalam naungan Astra Racing Team (ART). Melalui beragam pembinaan yang diperolehnya, Denny mampu mengukir prestasi di ajang balap nasional…
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    Dale Franks

  • Why CarMax rules

    Dale Franks
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    There are some reasons why buying a car at CarMax kind of sucks. They don’t negotiate prices. The prices they don’t negotiate are too high. But there is one reason why CarMax rules: The CarMax Warranty. If you never need it, it might be pricey. If you do need it, it will save your bacon. Like it did mine. When I first got my 2006 Manual Transmission GTO, everything seemed fine. I used it to commute to work when it was too cold or rainy to ride the motorcycle. Then, I noticed it was going through oil very quickly. Now, I know the Goat has a reputation as a bit of an oil burner, but the…
  • Soul Searching

    Dale Franks
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    2014 Kia Soul Base I wouldn’t have thought that Hamsters would be an effective marketing tool. Especially urban hamsters, with their hip-hop music and baggy clothes. I would, of course, be wrong, because that’s exactly how Kia markets the Soul. Apparently, the marketing works, because there seems to be a lot of them around. It works so well, in fact, that the Soul is Kia’s best-selling model. Clearly, other car manufacturers need to get on the ball with rodent-driven marketing efforts. My idea: The Ford Taurus, bought to you by voles. But, that’s for the future. For now, it’s the…
  • What I saw at San Diego Comic Con 2014

    Dale Franks
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Every year at this time, the San Diego Comic Con rolls into town, brining thousands of attendees with it. I remember going to Comic Con in the mid-90s, when it was small. The biggest star I saw back then was Adam West, who was signing autographs for ten bucks a pop. Now, it’s the West Coast’s center of sci-fi, comics, and fantasy action, with what seems like the whole entertainment industry involved. I didn’t have tickets to get inside the Convention Center, so I hung around downtown and took some pictures.   The Assassin’s Creed software people were there with an assassin’s…
  • La Jolla Photoblogging

    Dale Franks
    4 May 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Chris and I took some time to head down to La Jolla on today and take some photographs. The coast at La Jolla is home to loads of marine life, and they’re so used to people that you can get pretty close to them without frightening them. Which we did. All the pics are clickable for hi-res versions. Mommy sea lion and babies. Tiny little crab, doing crabby things. The seagulls are right in the middle of nesting time. Sea Lions are cute. They’re like the doggies of the sea. Sea lions frolicking in the water. This sea lion seems to be observing things with concern. Sea lioning is hard. The…
  • Sibling Rivalry

    Dale Franks
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:28 am
    2015 Kia K900 Sedan Kia is generally referred to as the sister company of Hyundai. That’s not an entirely accurate depiction, as Hyundai actually owns about a third of Kia Motors. But if we go with the “sisters” analogy, Hyundai would be the studious, sober sister, while Kia is the prettier, sluttier one. That’s not to say that that Hyundai is above flashing a little cleavage, in the form of the Genesis Coupe, which in its 6-cylinder Track or Touring spec, is pretty sexy in Korean car terms. But, in general, Kia’s cars are more fun to drive Hyundai’s. But now Kia has come up with…
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    A Time To Ride

  • Independence Day

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Remembering all the people who made it possible for us to roam our incredible country on this Independence Day... Jai Hind Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The road down to Leh

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    The twenty four odd kilometers down from South Pullu to Leh are a dream to ride. Newly tarred twisties with minimal traffic dropping and great views. Its hard to decide weather to stop and stare or... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The river of death

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Riding by the raging river Shyok (translates literally to the river of death) is just another reason to ride to Nubra valley. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Nubra will leave you speechless

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    For all you people who ride to Khardungla and never cross it. Here is a peek of what's waiting on the other side. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The dunes of Nubra Valley

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:54 pm
    How do you spend an evening in Nubra Valley? Well I just sat there and gawked at the view. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • MX Sports Announces 2015 National Motocross Schedule

    Scott Lukaitis
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Courtesy of MX Sports   AMA Pro Motocross 2015 Schedule Courtesy of MX Sports Pro Racing Monday, August 25, 2014 On the eve of the conclusion of what's been an incredibly successful season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announce the 2015 schedule for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The world's most prestigious motocross racing series will kick off at Hangtown in Sacramento, California, on May 16, visiting the nation's premier motocross facilities throughout the summer and making a return to all 12 venues…
  • Husqvarna Announces 2015 Contingency Program

    Scott Lukaitis
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Courtesy of Husqvarna USAThey say motorcycle racing began the day the second motorcycle was created. Competition is the lifeblood of riding dirt bikes, and as pioneers of the sport, Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to announce the coming of an all-new contingency program. This elite program will offer rewards to Husqvarna racers - both amateur and pro-level - in North America starting in 2015. "Racing is a core value of Husqvarna Motorcycles," said Husqvarna Racing Manager, Andy Jefferson. "We believe in the value of supporting Husky racers not just at the factory level, but at the grassroots…
  • Cole Seely signs with American Honda

    Scott Lukaitis
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Courtesy of  American Honda  Torrance, Calif. (Aug. 25): American Honda Motor Corp., Inc. announced today that it has signed Cole Seely to its factory supercross/motocross team with a multiyear contract. As a member of the Troy Lee Designs Honda satellite squad, Seely this year finished a close second in the AMA Supercross series’ 250 West title chase and also performed well during three appearances as a substitute rider on Team Honda Muscle Milk in the premier class. Now Seely will campaign a Honda CRF450R alongside Trey Canard in the AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross…
  • Seely Signs Multi-year Deal with TLD for Racewear

    Scott Lukaitis
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs"I just want to thank Cole for all the years he's been with us," said Troy Lee. "He has been instrumental in giving our team credibility and helping us develop products. I'm glad we are still going to support him with helmets, gear and protection, especially since he's had such a hand in making it what it is today. He's always been a pleasure to work with, and I know he's got big things ahead of him!" Cole Seely got his big break in the sport of motocross in 2010 when Troy Lee took a shot on the skinny teenager from Newbury Park and welcomed him to the Troy Lee…
  • EVS Sports Now Accepting Resumes for 2015 Season‏

    Scott Lukaitis
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Courtesy of EVS EVS Sports, the industry leader in motocross and street bike protective gear, is now accepting rider support resumes for the 2015 racing season. “The ideal EVS Sports team rider will have a true passion for their sport,” said EVS Sports Rider Support Coordinator, Jamey Turenne. “We look for riders that will represent EVS with integrity, sportsmanship and a positive attitude. These qualities are every bit as important as race results. The deadline to submit resumes is November 15th 2014, so get those resumes in!“ To be considered for the EVS Sports Rider Support…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • AGV GT Veloce Helmet: Track Inspired Touring Comfort

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    If everyone thought the same we would still be living in caves. For cultural advancement to occur, someone had to say, “Hey, I think I would like to have a door to keep ravenous jungle kittens from walking in as they please. That would be swell.” Then they went and made it happen. That is kind of what the design team at AGV has done with the their newest line of helmets.The AGV GT Veloce, like its big brothers, the AGV Pista GP Helmet and AGV Corsa Helmet, utilizes an inside-out design that has resulted in upgraded ergonomics and rider comfort. Innovations such as the patent…
  • AGV K3 SV Helmet Graphics: Visual Flavor

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The AGV K3 SV is a great helmet. By incorporating many of the technologies found in their super-premium AGV Pista GP and AGV Corsa helmets, the helmet manufacturer has been able to offer an incredibly high level of functionality to a helmet that comes with a very reasonable price point.Now for some flavor!To add to the lineup of the K3 SV, AGV has released three graphics that add some pizzaz to the standard Black and White color options.The AGV K3 SV Simoncelli Helmet is set as a replica of the helmet worn by Marco Simoncelli. Simoncelli’s signature style is unmistakable in this leopard…
  • AGV K3 SV Helmet: Built From the Best

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Why was the Karate Kid so good? The answer is simple really. It is because he learned from the best! The same concept holds true with the AGV K3 SV.Drawing upon much of the information gleaned in the conceptualization, development, and construction of the AGV Pista GP Helmet and AGV Corsa Helmet the new K3 SV brings a unique experience to the roads of the world at a starting price point of $199.95. By utilizing the DNA of two of the most premium helmets on the planet, AGV is offering an extremely high bang-for-your-buck value in an option that is rich in features and DOT / ECE…
  • Icon Variant Thriller Helmet: The Uncivilized Within

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Who is your internal self? It’s a question worth asking. No matter what our outward appearance or the requirements that we face to fit in with “civilized society,” who we are within is the key. Perhaps you are a sophisticated, well-to-do royal who likes tea and caviar. Maybe you are a kangaroo who likes to hop around and play in the dirt. The possibilities are as endless as stars in the night sky.If, by chance, your inner self happens to be a wild, raging, veracious night beast who crushes skulls and slobbers over everything in sight… then the Icon Variant Thriller Helmet is made for…
  • Icon Airmada Graphics: Unapologetically Unusual

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    Well, for anyone who knows Icon you know how they do… loud, vibrant, in your face design. They are unapologetic and unbridled in their exuberance for such things. They are committed to what they do and are definitely not averse to going out on the proverbial limb.The new Icon Airmada Elemental Helmet takes two of the most powerful forces on the planet and has them compete for shell space on your lid. As part of the five foundational elements (some would argue four, but we are going with Aristotle’s interpretation here), both water and fire are key players in Earth’s story and can…
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    LeatherUp Blog

  • A new era for female riders? Harley thinks so.

    Katie Royale
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    “I was researching a character for a novel who I wanted to be a motorcycle rider,”Bernadette Murphy tells me. “In order to do that accurately, I felt like I should know what it’s like to be on a motorcycle.” A creative writing professor at Antioch University in Los Angeles,  Harley-Davidson Pulls the Wrapping Off Their Presents to Riders Early This Year, Introduces Two New Bikes Video: Harley-Davidson Riding Gear – Interview with the Designers Motorcycle Ownership and Spending in the United States – Latest Market Research
  • Sturgis 2014: Photo Recap Part 3

    Katie Royale
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
      The last days of Sturgis are long over, and as memory to those glorious fun filled days past we honor the 2014 motorcycle rally with our part 3 photo round up. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Hold on tight, it’s our biggest photo recap yet.       [...] Related posts: Sturgis 2014: A Photo Recap (Part 1) Sturgis 2014: Photo Recap – Part 2 (HiRez) Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction.
  • Sturgis 2014: Photo Recap – Part 2 (HiRez)

    Katie Royale
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    We continue our tribute to this years amazing Sturgis Rally down in SD with the best of the best collected images from the best party down south. Remember to come back for part 3 later this week.     Related posts: Sturgis 2014: A Photo Recap (Part 1) Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 – Photos From Downtown Sturgis, August 4, 2012
  • Sturgis 2014: A Photo Recap (Part 1)

    Katie Royale
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Well Sturgis is over, and that means we have to wait another year for one of the world’s greatest parties. Luckily if you missed out this year, we have compiled the best of the best photographs to help outline what went down in South Dakota this year (Part 1). If you have any images from [...] Related posts: Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction. First Days of Sturgis – Photo Album Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 – Photos From Downtown Sturgis, August 4, 2012
  • Sturgis 2014: Opening weekend – The good, the bad and the ugly.

    Katie Royale
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
      Today kicks off the SD motorcycle rally officially, but like our previous posts can tell you – the party doesn’t wait for the 4th. News is already hitting the headlines coming out of Sturgis this weekend, some good, some bad, and some worse… here’es LeatherUp’s break down of the first weekend that [...] Related posts: Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction. Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 2) Photos of Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 1)
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  • ‘78 Honda CX500 – Patrick Sauter

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Despite what the movies or books may have you believe about tortured artists, the one real killer of great creative ideas is more often than not the disease of over thinking. Forget writer’s block, drugs or a clichéd battle with sanity; we’d wager that getting caught up in the details to the point where you disappear up your own exhaust pipe is more often than not the cause of art that never sees daylight. And the cure is clear. You should always create without the constrains of self-imposed perfection and intricate planning. Just let things go where they take you. That’s…
  • ‘75 Moto Guzzi 850T – Olympia Motorcycles

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. Building a custom motorcycle that does one thing well is an achievement in of itself, building a custom motorcycle that is capable of being three different bikes is exceptional, from a first time builder it is a Herculean effort. This Guzzi is an automotive piece of sculpture, built for breaking records on the salt flats and registered for the road, it’s three bikes in one and it completes each task with flawless perfection. The bike is the creation of Los Angeles artist David Miezal who took his inspiration from German speed merchant  Ernst Jakob Henne and the…
  • Royal Enfield AVL 350 – Bull City Customs

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Written by Ian Lee. Royal Enfield motorcycles make a great platform for building custom bikes. Old school Brit styling, reliable single cylinder engines and factory spoke wheels. This is exactly what New Delhi based Bull City have done with their latest build, putting their skills to work on a Royal Enfield AVL 350cc, and producing something far removed from your everyday Enfield. With a build brief calling for an “old school thumper”, the Bull City workshop decided the idea has been done alot, and needs some special touches in order to stand out. That is why there is a…
  • Custom Panhead by Prism Motorcycle Co.

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Story by Bill Bryant – from Issue Fifteen of Iron & Air.  Wisdom and timeless style generally evolve after decades of mistakes and missteps. The brothers Hindes of the Prism Motorcycle Company in North Carolina are overachievers in every sense of the word, and the depth of their work belies their age. In their mid-twenties, the duo have officially been in business for only two years, having already completed an impressive number of custom motorcycles and handmade parts. Jake and Zach have skill-sets and accomplishments that many older men would be proud to have amassed. In addition…
  • ‘79 Honda CBN400 – Ed Turner Motorcycles

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    As guys who see a lot of bikes, there’s nothing more intriguing than a build that seems to be hard to pigeonhole. Now that’s not to say that a classic café racer doesn’t whet our whistles, but there’s something about a mix of styles or fresh ideas that make you look twice. Needless to say, the bike you see here a.k.a. the latest build from France’s amusingly named Ed Turner Motorcycles just so happens to be one of them. Built by and for ‘Head Ed’ Karl Renoult, it’s a Honda that looks like the result of a one night stand between a café racer and a…
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    Everyday Riding

  • Fun Times With Flat Tires

    Chris Luhman
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    I have been lucky enough experience two flat tires this year. One on my SV650 and one on the Ural.The flat on my SV happened on the way home from teaching a BRC less than an hour before I was to leave MN for my trip to India. At first, I wasn't sure what it was. The rear started to wobble slightly like my luggage rack had broken again. A few miles down the road it was clear what was happening as the wobble became more pronounced. The rear tired was going flat. Arg!I was only three miles from home and without my tire repair kit. I was also being picked up by a friend soon to leave the country.
  • Sidecar Rides For Kids

    Chris Luhman
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    I like riding, and I like sharing that joy with others. For the last couple years, I have been fortunate to do both at a local, annual block party giving sidecar rides to kids.You can see Rick's FJ sidecar above with my super shiny Ural in the back. There were dozens of kids lined up for their turn to "ride on a motorcycle." It was a fun event. With most of the kids laughing and having a good time. I especially appreciated the parents who took the time to say thank you. Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
  • Detailed Ural

    Chris Luhman
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have never seen my Ural as shiny as it is now since the day it was delivered from the dealer. A few weeks ago at the ridercoach night, I saw Greg's handiwork on a bike he had detailed. I have been wanting to get the Ural detailed since last year, but di.dn't know a good place to go. We agreed on a price, and I dropped it off. It took him almost two weeks to get it clean, so I paid some extra. He said it was the biggest detailing challenge he had so far. Specifically, the Boeshield T9 I use for anticorrosion in winter was very difficult to get off. I am really impressed at how great the bike…
  • Motorcycle First Thursday - August 2014

    Chris Luhman
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    After missing the July first thursday because I was in India, I was excited to see all the bikes and my friends.It was a good turnout, but not as many bikes or people as I had hoped given the very nice weather.This Morgan was cool to see. I was hoping James May would appear and start talking about it, but that didn't happen.The obligatory photo of the new crossbow from polaris. At the risk of alienating myself, the expression on the kid's face sums up my feelings about it.This Bajaj scooter and sidecar covered in led lights was more interesting to look at.A couple rat bikes to enjoy. I love…
  • Indianapolis MotoGP: Day 2

    Chris Luhman
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Sunday was race day in Indianapolis. I was looking forward to watching the races! I regularly follow MotoGP and Moto2 on, but don't always get to see moto3, so it was a treat to see all three in action. I picked up a 2014 Yamaha Racing visor from the Yamaha tent. The line was long, but it will look nice next to the one I got in 2013. In the morning, I watched the warm up from the grassy hill on the outside of turn 10 at the end of the back straight. It is quite a long walk, so I never made it on my previous visits to IMS. It was a nice place to relax and watch for a time. I was…
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    Zen Motorcyclist

  • Frankie’s Gun

    Bud Miller
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm
    I truly hope these guys keep making videos.
  • Ride Through the Twisties and Bhagavad Gita

    Henry Yampolsky
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    As I twisted the throttle rounding a particularly exhilarating curve along my favorite twisty road and heard the satisfying exhaust burble of my Teutonic sport tourer, I thought of the first chapter of Bhagavad Gita.  Bhagavad Gita is one of the most sacred Hindu texts and a literary masterpiece that served as the source of inspiration for among others, Einstein, Thoreau and Emerson.  The epic poem traces the dialog between Arjuna, a decorated warrior, and Lord Krishna, the Divine who presents Itself to Arjuna as his charioteer.  The topic of the dialog between Arjuna and Lord Krishna…
  • Viking 14 Large Tank Bag

    Bud Miller
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The folks at Viking Bags sent us their Viking 14 Large Tank Bag a few weeks ago and after thoroughly testing it I can report that I’m quite impressed. If you ride as much as I do you know the value of a quality tank bag and the Viking 14 really fills the bill for both the commuter and serious touring rider. The Viking 14 (the 14 stands for its 14 liter capacity) is well made with Cordura stitching throughout. It features a sturdy carry handle, hefty zippers (which can be locked and are large enough to make access easy even with a gloved hand), all the pockets we’ve come to expect…
  • Slick New Gear

    Blog Sponsor
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:03 pm
    With the 2014 riding season currently underway, there has never been a better time to begin looking at the different options that you have available to you in the way of gear. Motorcycle gear usually means yearly investments for motorcycle riders, upgrading previous gear that needs to be looked at, and also treating you to a few new toys. A number of new products have been announced to much critical acclaim for the 2014 year. There is a lot of new gear available, allowing for upgrades for many of us. Take the following gear and products into consideration for the 2014 season. Quality…
  • Interview with Grant and Susan Johnson

    Henry Yampolsky
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:49 am
      Several months ago we reviewed the Achievable Dream DVD Series, produced by Horizons Unlimited, a worldwide portal, resource and meeting spot for motorcycle travelers. Recently, Zen contributor, Henry Yampolsky, spoke with Grant and Susan Johnson, who after spending ten years traveling around the world on their modified BMW F80GS, founded Horizons Unlimited, which now has members in over 160 countries, hosts travelers meetings worldwide and provides one of the most comprehensive resources for motorcycle travel. Click here to view the embedded video.    
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • American Road Trip: 30 Facts About Mount St. Helens

    Florian Neuhauser
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sarah and I took the opportunity to ride along the Spirit Lake Highway to view Mount St. Helens. On the way we passed the visitor center. So we decided to stop, pay $5 each, and have a quick look, which ended up being a two-hour stay. Besides the artifacts, newspaper clippings, and geology lessons, they […]
  • Pot Holes, Sink Holes, and Buckled Roads

    Wayne Peterson
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Not a year goes by that we don’t have to put up with these conditions, but this year it has been much worse than usual. The winter has been brutal to our roadways with the thaw and freeze pattern taking much of the blame. This year in the Midwest we had frost down to 14 […]
  • Review: Joe Rocket Reactor 3.0 Mesh Jacket

    David Burbach
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Joe Rocket’s website lists the Reactor 3.0 as a hybrid mesh/leather jacket, but that’s not really true. This is a mesh jacket that has a few nice leather accents. Since it is a full mesh jacket, you may well imagine that the Reactor 3.0 offers excellent airflow and is ideal for hot summer riding weather, […]
  • 2014 Edelweiss Feschtl: Party in Lake Placid

    24 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Part reunion, part miniature rally, but mostly just a party, Edelweiss Bike Travel’s annual Feschtl will be held in Lake Placid, NY, September 19-21. Included in the ticket price for the two-day event is a motorcycle tour of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains, two nights in a nice hotel, two breakfasts and two dinners, entry into […]
  • Coming Soon: 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s no secret that we at RoadRUNNER have thoroughly enjoyed KTM’s 1190 Adventure. Our only lament is that we wish it were a bit faster. I mean, come on! Only 150 horsepower! What are they thinking?* Luckily for us, the rumor mill has recently been circulating some tantalizing spy shots and whispers of a new […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Interstellar GS550 Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    "Custom Motorcycles and Intergalactic Space Machines"With an opening statement like that on their website how could I possibly pass by "Interstellar Motors" without taking a closer look. What I found was a tidy GS550 Cafe Racer with some sneaky performance upgrades that transform it from an average ride to a wild one...Read more »Return of the Cafe Racers    |    Facebook    |    Twitter    |    Pinterest
  • Vicious Honda CM125 Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    In Singapore you can be publicly caned for not flushing the toilet...image what they do to people whose pipes are too loud! Funny thing is no matter how many rules "the man" makes, people are still going to find ways to break them do what they want. It's not that we're all outlaws hellbent on breaking the law, its just that some laws are plain stupid. Mervyn Goh owns a motorcycle workshop in Singapore where he does his best to build the bikes his customers want they want without having them risk imprisonment on their first ride out of the shop. With the threat of a $500…
  • Under the influence pre-unit Triumph Tiger

    Geoff Baldwin
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    As well as trying to update this site as often as possible I also write for Tank Moto and Fuel Magazines as their motorcycle features editor. The following is a story I wrote about Leon's awesome pre-unit Triumph Tiger in Fuel Magazine issue 17. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did writing it...Read more »Return of the Cafe Racers    |    Facebook    |    Twitter    |    Pinterest
  • Matt Black Sportster Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Harley's continue to be the underdog in the Cafe Racer scene. Although I've featured plenty of Harley Davidson Cafe Racers here before they always seen to be received with mixed opinions, many of which tend to be negative. People talk about them being too heavy or handling horribly, but I can't help think there are many  bikes made by other manufacturers that could easily be described the same way, but for some reason avoid the negative comments when they are customised. Is it because there's a strong divide in the motorcycle scene between Harley owners and the rest of us? Or…
  • Vault BMW R100 Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    It's been a couple of years since I first featured one of Kevin Hills custom builds. Since then under his leadership his Kevil's Speed Shop has amassed an impressive portfolio of custom BMW's showcasing everything from sleek Cafe Racers to knobbly tired Scramblers. He's developed a formula of basic modifications that he applies to each BMW build before they undergo the full custom treatment. One such bike is this BMW R100 Cafe Racer christened 'Vault'.Read more »Return of the Cafe…
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  • Alpine MotoSafe Review

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    Why is it motorcycle magazines and blogs never write about hearing protection? That’s the question I got in my inbox from Jermy at Alpine Hearing Protection. He raised a good point. Motorcyclists are exposed to huge amounts of noise and we routinely expose ourselves to sound levels which do long-term, irreversible damage to our hearing. ... The post Alpine MotoSafe Review appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • HOV Lane Rules for Motorcycles in Toronto

    Guest Blog Post
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    I came across this article in Studio Cycle Group‘s newsletter. They’re a motorcycle dealership based in my home town Toronto, Canada. I asked for their permission to share it on YouMotorcycle as I thought motorcyclists and scooterists in Toronto might benefit from giving it at least a once-over: Ever find yourself riding along in traffic ... The post HOV Lane Rules for Motorcycles in Toronto appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Review of – Online Dating for Bikers

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Being a motorcyclist and being born and raised in Toronto are two things that define me. My friends could argue that a decade of wonderful relationships turned in to exceptional failures would be another defining point. So when I got a message from toronto-based motorcycle dating website I was all ears. After using the ... The post Review of – Online Dating for Bikers appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Ball of Hurt

    10 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Night times are always the worst. It’s just you and your battle scars, the ones inside and out, on a motorcycle riding aimlessly in desperate search of dawn. On your right arm are the burns from fiddling with things and brushing against your exhaust pipes. On your left arm are the bandages that cover the ... The post Ball of Hurt appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • If You Had One Day to Ride San Francisco, Where Would You Go?

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    I’ll be in San Francisco for one day, and one day only. I’ll have a motorcycle there waiting for me. A Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, I’m told. The only question is… where should I ride my motorcycle in San Francisco? I was offered a steal of a deal from a friend with a connection: $300 for ... The post If You Had One Day to Ride San Francisco, Where Would You Go? appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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    Dirt Bike Action

  • Marvin Musquin Wins 2014 250 Ironman Motocross National in Indiana

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Marvin Musquin won his second motocross national of the season Saturday in the 250 class of the 2014 Ironman Motocross National. The Red Bull KTM helped his team sweep both classes by going 3-1 in very difficult conditions. Rockstar Energy Racing KTM’s Joseph Savatgy was second overall with a 4-3 moto finish and Jessy Nelson rounded out the podium finishers with a 1-8 on his Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda.
  • Eli Tomac Fastest in Practice at 2014 Ironman Motocross National

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Eli Tomac was 9 seconds faster than the rest of the 450 field in Timed Qualifying for today’s inaugural Ironman Motocross National in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Tomac sloshed his Geico Honda CRF450R around the muddy circuit in a time of 3:02.241. Next fastest was Austin Wagner with a 3:11.392 aboard his Championship Powersports Honda. Series leader Ken Roczen was third fastest with a 3:11.786. Roczen’s Red Bull KTM teammate and series rival Ryan Dungey clocked the 12th fastest time in qualifying practice.
  • 2014 Battle of Vikings Extreme Enduro

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    2014 Battle of Vikings Extreme Enduro held July 25th and 26th 2014 in Garphyttan outside Örebro, Sweden.2014 Battle of Vikings Extreme Enduro
  • British Motocross Riders Look Strong for the 2014 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    It’s crunch time for the world’s hottest young motocross talents as they make for Lierneux, Belgium, this weekend to race the most prestigious event on their calendars, the 2014 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship. The event is run across two days with free practice and qualifying taking place on Saturday August 09 followed by race day on Sunday August 10. So far a staggering 289 riders between the ages of 10 and 17 years old have entered and will be set to tear up the brand new circuit in Lierneux. Speaking of the circuit, it’s newly made, wide and flowing with a series of man-made…
  • Chris Alldredge Joins Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Chris Alldredge Joins Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team - Chris Alldredge, who recently finished off his amateur career at Loretta Lynn’s, will make his pro debut at the Red Bull Unadilla National this weekend (July 9). After spending his last stint as an amateur on the Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green squad, Alldredge will finish off the 2014 outdoor National as a member of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team....
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • What Happens after a Phoenix Motorcycle Collision?

    Breyer Law Offices
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    You think that a Phoenix motorcycle collision is something that only happens to people on television, in the movies, or on the news to all those people that you don’t know. It could never happen to you, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, many motorcycle riders take their safety for granted and do not think about the reality that their safety could be, and is, at risk every time they hop on their motorcycle and leave the driveway. And this isn’t necessarily because of the motorcycle rider, or the actions they may or may not take on the road, and before they hit the road. The fact is that other…
  • The Biggest Arizona Motorcycle Accident Mistake You Don’t Want to Make

    Breyer Law Offices
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    After an Arizona motorcycle accident, all you want to do is go home and go to bed, possibly with a pint of ice cream and a stiff drink alongside you. And there’s no reason you shouldn’t feel this way. If you are able to walk away from your collision with only mild to moderate injuries then you are among the luckiest of accident victims, as most motorcycle riders who are injured sustain severe wounds that may take months or years to heal completely, if they ever do entirely heal. What you don’t think about is your rights. But it is critical to understand what your rights as a crash…
  • The Role of Anti-Lock Brakes in Preventing Yuma Motorcycle Crashes

    Breyer Law Offices
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Yuma motorcycle crashes are common in the news, and if you’re a rider, then you know that there are plenty of safety tips, safety gear, and a special mindset that you need to adopt and employ to keep yourself safe at all times. If you’re thinking of purchasing a motorcycle for the first time or upgrading your current motorcycle to a different, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to consider getting a new bike with a good anti-lock brake system (ABS). Anti-lock brakes have many advantages for motorcycle riders, and can help protect you when things get rough on the road. If…
  • How 5 Arizona Motorcycle Safety Tips Could Save Your Life

    Breyer Law Offices
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    You’ve been riding for years, and Arizona motorcycle safety is engrained in your very core. Or is it? You know that you should be safe on the road, but whether you’re a new rider or a seasoned rider, there are some things that just slip your mind. For seasoned riders, forgetfulness comes with complacency and can lead to serious accidents and injuries that you weren’t planning on, and don’t have the time or the ability to deal with. While you can’t eliminate your risk of injury in a collision, you can reduce your risk of being involved in a crash at all by understanding how a few…
  • Arizona Motorcycle Safety Tips for Your Summer Nights

    Breyer Law Offices
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Summer nights are the perfect time for a ride, but those moments can be trashed by an Arizona motorcycle crash. Unfortunately, just because the sun stays up longer and the roads are dry during the summer doesn’t mean that you aren’t at risk of being involved in a collision. In fact, your risk may actually increase during the summer, and not just because you are riding your motorcycle more often. You can spend your summer recovering from all the fun you’ve been having, instead of from serious crash-related injuries, as long as you play your cards right and apply these motorcycle safety…
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    Dennis Kirk Powersports BlogDennis Kirk Powersports Blog

  • Icon 1000: The Hood and Fairlady Jackets

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    With their 2014 Fall gear release, Icon continues to hone in on their goal of fusing the Urban Assault culture with timeless styling.  They are able to bring classic looks to greater heights and create whole new trends that others are sure to follow.  The new Icon 1000 collection takes this fusion to a higher level.  The collection is bolstered with a new jacket for both men and women.  Together, The Hood and Fairlady jackets complete a classic new look that is redefining what motorcycle apparel can be. Mens The Hood Jacket So often, we cruise the streets in just a hoodie because,…
  • New Weatherproof Scorpion Pants for Men & Women

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Fall is just around the corner and with that comes cooler temps and rain storms.  But why should that stop you from riding?  If your answer to that is because your gear can’t handle it, it’s time to upgrade.  Scorpion’s new fall gear release has options for both men and women that allows you to brave all weather conditions.  This gear is more than just waterproof, it’s weatherproof. With this fall release, Scorpion is making it so that all you need is one jacket and pair of riding pants to ride in all conditions.  That means that you no longer have to scramble around to get your…
  • Mustang Dave Perewitz Signature Seats For Harleys

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Just hearing the name Mustang might be enough to convince you to buy a new seat for your Harley.  If that’s not enough to convince you, hearing that a Mustang seat has been designed by the legendary bike builder Dave Perewitz should do the trick.  Two legendary names like that don’t come together too often in the motorcycle world, but when they do you can expect nothing short of greatness.  To accomplish that, Mustang and Perewitz have teamed up to produce top-notch Harley seats.  The Mustang Dave Perewitz Signature Seat collection combines amazing styling with legendary…
  • Speed and Strength Gear For Everyone

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    With every new product release, Speed and Strength continues to cement their position as one of the top motorcycle apparel producers.  They started by primarily focusing on the sport bike stunt world, but with this fall’s release, Speed and Strength now offers something for just about anyone who rides two wheels.  Yes that means, American V-twins, café’s, dual sport, cruisers and even dirt bikes to go along with their sport bike gear lines.  At price points that are hard to beat with solid construction, S and S gear should definitely be on your watch list.  Here’s a look at…
  • AFX FX-55 Motorcycle Helmet Is All You Need

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Are you the guy with a garage full of toys?  You’ve got everything from cruisers and commuters to dirt bikes and adventure tourers?  If you’re nodding your head yes while reading this, there’s a good chance that you have closets full of gear for each ride as well (and possibly a significant other longing for some of that treasured closet space back).  AFX is here to help you out with that.  The long-awaited AFX FX-55 helmet will replace every helmet that you have with just one. Every niche of motorcycling has a specific helmet design that is tailor made to the specific needs that…
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  • The Four Coolest Motorcycle Helmets

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Time for a new motorcycle helmet?  Check these four out.   Submitted By Steve H of   For the most part, motorcycle helmets all look the same. Beside a few different features here and there, the average person wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between an Arai helmet and a Shoei helmet. Well that is definitely not the case with these motorcycle helmets. Below are 4 of the coolest motorcycle helmets out there today. Not only are they cool but they are street legal too, so you can actually wear them when riding. All have very unique features and are sure to…
  • Funny Biker T-Shirt With Passenger Instructions

    26 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Need help explaining to your lady how to ride pillion?  This should help. By Anne DT   Here is a funny t-shirt that should get you lots of attention this summer. It has detailed instructions for lady passengers on the back that should come in handy for someone special riding pillion. This biker t-shirt is the perfect icebreaker at any group ride and is a great way to figure out if your passenger has a sense of humor or is easily offended.  Even better it’s made in the USA. Click here to get yours on     - Printed in the USA - Screen Printed on a Gildan 6.1 oz…
  • Anti Monkey Butt Powder with Calamine

    23 Jun 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Get past the funny name, this stuff is a life saver.   by Mark DT   I just got home from a great five-day ride of over 2000 km.  I will be sharing details of that ride for the Dreams Take Flight charity elsewhere on this blog, but for today I bring you a quick review of this stuff, Anti Monkey Butt Power with Calamine.   Tuck a bottle of Anti Monkey Butt Powder with Calamine away in your saddle bags on your next long ride.     So what is this stuff?  Essentially think of it like talcum powder that prevents sweat and bacteria appearing where it has no business…
  • Controlling motorcycle road rage

    25 May 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Do you ever experience motorcycle road rage?  Let’s talk about learning to chill out in a sea of stupidity when riding your motorcycle. by Mark DT   We all know that as motorcyclists we must ride like we are invisible all the time.  We must always assume the other drivers don’t see us and have a plan when some distracted bozo drifts into our lane, turns left in front of us, or cuts us off.  Yes, these have all happened to me when riding, and no doubt it has happened to you on your motorcycle.  In fact, I wouldn’t at all be surprised if all three of these issues plus…
  • Perfect Motorcycle T-shirt for my man

    25 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    This Motorcycle T-Shirt sums up how he feels nicely. By Anne DT   My husband Mark often hints that we should get another couple of motorcycles. I think two are plenty, but whenever Mark gets his hands on a new motorcycle magazine, glances at eBay or Craiglist, or goes to a motorcycle show he starts to drool over another model. (Motorcycle model thankfully, not a female model!). These days he’s got his eyes out for a cafe racer and I must admit that there are some really nice ones out there. When I saw this t-shirt I thought it was perfect for him because he does not think you can…
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  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Models

    Eric Ellis
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    2015 FLTRX Road Glide; photo courtesy Harley-Davidson The phrase is usually “Christmas in July,” but if you’re a die-hard Harley-Davidson fan then you know Christmas comes in August–that’s when The MoCo releases its new model lineup to the masses. Well, merry Christmas your presents have arrived. You already got a sneak peek of some of your presents at the start of the month when H-D brought the 2015 Road Glide back into the lineup after a year’s absence, debuting two new versions of the RG at Sturgis. The punk rock sibling of the touring lineup, the Road Glide has always been…
  • LS2 HH568 Half Helmet Is A Practical Option

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    When it comes to a street bike helmet, there are a lot of options to choose from. Do you want the protection of a full-face helmet, or the feel of the open road with a half helmet? What material do you want it made out of? With so many options, there’s no reason you shouldn’t find a helmet that is fit to your specifications. Those who are looking for a great half helmet have found an ideal option with the LS2 HH568 Half Helmet. Made from tri-composite fiberglass, this ultra-lightweight helmet is weighs in just under 2 pounds – 0r 900 grams for those who prefer metric units.
  • Answer Racing Evolve 2.0 Helmets: Stylish Designs And Maximum Comfort

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Motorcycle riders looking for the perfect balance of style and safety will want the Answer Racing Evolve 2.0 Helmet. The sleek design and wide-ranging safety features make this a top choice for serious riders. “Whether you are a diehard racer or a weekend warrior, we’ve got you covered,” reads the company’s website. “At Answer Racing, we engineer our gear not only for superior protection, but also for a comfortable fit, because with 37 years of extreme moto experience behind us, we know what it takes to win races and look good doing it.” Evolution Of The…
  • Should You Buy A MIPS Helmet?

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    ​MIPS AB is a company that makes the MIPS safety technology for helmets. MIPS, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, is a revolutionary concept in providing protection from impacts to the head from any direction – or as they call their product, it is a “Brain Protection System.” While there are many helmets in various styles you are sure to love, it’s safety that is the top priority when shopping for a helmet. And that’s just what MIPS brings to the table. Designed around the same idea that naturally protects the brain during impacts,…
  • Three Essential Pieces Of Motorcycle Gear

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Riding a motorcycle comes with certain levels of risk. A simple pothole can spell disaster for a rider. That’s why it’s important to have the right riding gear. It could mean all the difference in not only keeping a rider safe in the event of a crash, but likely help them avoid it altogether. With that being said, there are some pieces of gear a rider should always wear. Here are the three most important: 1) Helmet First and foremost is the helmet. While its primary function is to keep a rider’s head safe in the event of an accident, today’s helmets do so much more…
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  • Czech Republic MotoGP Photo Gallery

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray racers in action at Brno in the Czech Republic. Racers featured include Leon Camier, Hiroshi Aoyama, Nico Terol, Jordi Torres and Juanfran Guevara. Images courtesy Team Aspar. Related posts: Czech Republic Moto2 Photo Gallery Czech MotoGP Photo Gallery Cataluyna MotoGP Photo Gallery
  • Dual Australian Championships for Bel-Ray Husqvarna Racers at A4DE

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    DUAL AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TO HUSQVARNA AT A4DE The new-look Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team has clinched an incredible two Australian enduro Championships in its first year of operation, at the A4DE, which concluded yesterday at Dungog, NSW. Text by Husqvarna and photos by FourOhFour Glenn Kearney – A4DE E3 Champion Damo Smith – A4DE Vets Champion Team Manager Glenn Kearney has been a powerhouse all year on his Husqvarna FE501 and things were no different in the national championship, Kearney leading the E3 championship from start to finish to win by close to a minute from Daniel…
  • Indy MotoGP Photo Gallery

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray racers in action at last weekend’s MotoGP in Indianapolis. Racers featured include Hiroshi Aoyama, Leon Camier, Nico Terol, Jordi Torres and Juan Fran Guevara. All images are courtesy Team Aspar. Related posts: Indy MotoGP Photo Gallery Indy Moto2 Photo Gallery Indy Moto2 Photo Gallery
  • Bel-Ray Racer Andrew DeLong Wins Snowshoe National Enduro

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    Andrew DeLong wins at Snowshoe National Enduro Words and photo courtesy Husqvarna. Photo credit Shan Moore. Factory Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong picked up his second win in the current season this weekend with a victory at the Snow Shoe National Enduro in Grand Junction, Colorado. He now has a 17-point lead in the championship standings. DeLong started his day out strong, nearly sweeping the first four tests of the day. He cruised in the final test of the day with healthy lead aboard his FE 350, capturing the overall win by 20 seconds. “I’m stoked on another win,” Andrew…
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  • suzuki thunder 125 bobber by k-kustom

    Adrian S
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Ariez Thuex from K-Kustoms is probably my favourite Indonesian custom motorcycle builder. We’ve featured his builds and pics from around his garage more than once. Ariez works on custom motorcycles that are relatively small by North American standards, and he turns them into pieces of art appreciated on both sides of the Pacific. For this ... The post suzuki thunder 125 bobber by k-kustom appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • honda cx500 custom by jmr motorcycles

    Adrian S
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    People send us emails about their motorcycles every week. It’s a thing. But every now and then a special one comes along that really tickles my interest. It’s often in getting to know the motorcycle builders through a few emails that I realize there are some really @#$%ing awesome people reading bikerMetric. Take Josh Mott. ... The post honda cx500 custom by jmr motorcycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
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    Guest Bloggers
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    You love it. You’re welcome. Watch it again. UPDATE: Before anyone complains that there are no motorcycles in this video… Watch this. We’re all about to get out-ridden (out-rode? whatever..) by a girl. The post we interrupt this broadcast for an urgent message appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • random yamaha from someone’s old lady

    Adrian S
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Got an email today from someone’s ol lady. She was asking about getting her man’s bike featured on the site. She sent me this little itsy-bitsy pic, a name (Aaron Collier), a few words on the model (1983 Yamaha 650 heritage special), and a very short story on the build (It took 30 days and ... The post random yamaha from someone’s old lady appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • honda shadow 600 bobber by cerna custom motorcycles

    Adrian S
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    My name is Eric Cerna. I am from Modesto Ca. I have a shop where I build choppers and bobbers. The shops name is Cerna Custom Motorcycles or C2M for short. The reason I separate myself from other builders, is that I am a show winning builder, with a walmart price. Meaning, I do some ... The post honda shadow 600 bobber by cerna custom motorcycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR62: Riding the Ducati Streetfighter 848

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
        I have had a chance to ride all kinds of motorcycles over the years, and if you follow along with any regularity, you probably know that the naked sportbike is my favorite category.  Take the performance of a true sport bike, strip away most of the plastic bodywork, get some livable ergos on […]
  • Are you a FOX fan?

    Joe Rider
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    We are too! Click here for New FOX Gear Come check out our latest stock arrivals for new FOX gear for all you FOX HEADS!
  • WRR61: Tips for Riding a Motorcycle at Night

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Whether or not you plan on doing much riding at night, it’s important to always be prepared to.  Days don’t always go as we plan them, and you may find yourself caught out after dark from time to time.  On the other hand, riding at night can be very enjoyable and relaxing, so maybe you […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Fly Racing Barricade Body Armor Suit Long Sleeve Jacket

    Joe Rider
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Fly Racing Barricade Body Armor Suit.                Display Name:JC in NC Title: Excellent upper body suit Cons: Wrists are a bit too small Date Submitted: July 15, 2014 Pros:  Protective, breathable, stays in place, pricing   Fly Racing makes […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Shoei Neotec Modular Helmets

    Joe Rider
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmets.                 Display Name: erdoc48  NJ                    Title: NeoTec Cons: Just a bit noisy Date Submitted: July 21, 2014 Pros: Comfortable, love the drop down visor, excellent ventilation […]
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    Beijing Electric Bike Tours - Beijing's Electric Bike Blog

  • Baby I'm Amazed by You

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    We're so very lucky to be able to entertain guests from all over the world. We get to meet people with vastly different cultures, ethnicities and types. Some local Chinese people aren't that lucky and are still amazed when we have foreign guests joining us on our tours. Take for instance this gentleman.From his reaction coming out of the subway station, it seemed as if this was his first time he's seen foreigners before. Although it's not that surprising, as many smaller cities, towns and villages in China have probably never hosted foreign guests. So don't take for granted the…
  • Drum & Bell Tower Demolition

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    After hearing about the Drum & Bell Tower demolition 3 years ago, i've been encouraging as many people as I can to visit it before this slice of history disappears. It looks like time ran out and they're actually beginning demolition of the tower now. R.I.P. A beautiful piece of Beijing history.Full Story here:
  • Raising the Roof

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Looks like this guy was too busy raising the roof that he forgot to check his height restrictions. Looks like he was plowing through at quite a fast pace to do this much damage. Ahh, the things you get to witness when you ride above!
  • 6 Guys, 1 Bike

    22 Jun 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Definitely not recommended...but awesome nonetheless. 
  • This is happening too often in China nowadays...

    12 Jun 2014 | 5:28 am
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  • Another Trike From Harley-Davidson

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Harley-Davidson is out with more models for 2015, including a new low-profile trike dubbed the Freewheeler to join the existing Tri-Glide Ultra Classic. Starting at $24,999, the Freewheeler features a mini ape-hanger handlebar and bobbed fenders. “With its low profile and stripped-down details inspired by classic hot rods, the Freewheeler looks sweeter than a state […] The post Another Trike From Harley-Davidson appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Why Dealers Offer Demo Rides – Or Don’t

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Looking to buy a new bike and planning to spend $10,000, $15,000, or more?More people are answering “yes” to this question. Sales are up modestly in most street bike categories this year, despite the fact those shoppers often hear the same thing from dealership sales persons when asking for a test ride before making the […] The post Why Dealers Offer Demo Rides – Or Don’t appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Honda CTX700 Is A Comfortable Ride

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    There’s a tendency after you’ve been riding for a few years to look down on – or simply overlook – motorcycles that aren’t “big boy toys.” If it’s not a heavyweight cruiser, a one-liter sport bike or a large adventure touring machine, it ain’t worth a gander.  Right? Honda, however, remembers there are always newcomers […] The post Honda CTX700 Is A Comfortable Ride appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • National Powersports Adds Triumph

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    PEMBROKE, NH – The signage for Triumph hasn’t arrived yet, but bikes made by the British manufacturer have, signaling the addition of a second brand of new motorcycles at National Powersports Distributors at 319 Commerce Way. Triumph joins Royal Enfield (added in 2010) as the company, which began in 2002 as used bike purveyor and which […] The post National Powersports Adds Triumph appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Buddy Holly’s Ariel Cyclone To Be Auctioned

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    A 1958 Ariel Cyclone once owned by rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly, and reportedly one of only 174 ever built, will be auctioned off Oct. 5 in Phoenix at the Musical Instrument Museum as part of a “Remembering Waylon” collection of Waylon Jennings memorabilia. The Ariel was purchased by Holly from Ray Miller Triumph Motorcycle […] The post Buddy Holly’s Ariel Cyclone To Be Auctioned appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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  • MotoSport Magazine

    Nick Prionas
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Το περιοδικό Motosport επανακυκλοφόρησε ύστερα από 11 χρόνια απουσίας. Μπορείτε να το βρείτε στα κεντρικά περίπτερα της Αθήνας και Πειραιά καθώς και στην υπόλοιπη Ελλάδα προς τα μέσα με τέλη Αυγούστου το αργότερο. Όπως και σε κάθε περιοδικό μοτοσυκλέτας που σέβεται τον εαυτό του, έτσι και εδώ δεν θα λείπουν οι αναφορές στο…
  • Motorcycle Republik

    Nick Prionas
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    This post is about the one and only Hellenic Motorcycle Museum that is based in Athens, Greece.  It features a big collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as many barnfinds.Panagiotis Mariolopoulos(GR) has gathered a quite broad collection of motorcycles with something for everyone, ranging from 1919 up to present though with an emphasis tilted mostly toward European models. The collection is constantly changing and expanding in a three-storey building, that each one features it's own theme. At the museum, you will find names from Ariel up to Zündapp and most of the…
  • This blog is now 4 years old.

    Nick Prionas
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
  • 2stroke Bibliography

    Nick Prionas
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    A short list of two stroke related books. A lot of them are now discontinued and the list is certainly not complete but I beleive I have included all the major and well known books.1) Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines, Gordon P. Blair 2) Basic Design of Two Stroke Engines, Gordon P. Blair 3) Two-Stroke Performance Tuning, Graham Bell4) Motorcycle Tuning: Two-Stroke, John Robinson5) The High-Performance Two-Stroke Engine, John C. Dixon6) Villiers Singles Improvements Handbook, Rob Carrick & John Wood7) Mini-motocross & Pitbike Performance handbook, Eric Gorr8) Motocross &…
  • Vespa Smallframe 50S expansion chamber

    Nick Prionas
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I'm in the middle of fabricating an expansion chamber for my Vespa smallframe. It's a demanding job with lots of challenges but I hope that eventually everything will go well. It seems like I will have to spend a lot of working hours along with my tig welding machine.
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  • Motorcycle Sales On The Upswing

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    The Motorcycle Industry Council says that sales of street bikes, off-road bikes and scooters increased a whopping 2.5% in the second quarter of 2014 from 1Q, with sales up 2.6% over the second quarter of 2013.Dual-sport motorcycle sales were up 12 percent (384 units) from the second quarter of 2013, with off-road bikes up by nearly 21 percent (1,243 units) from the same period last year. Scooter sales were up by 208 (4.9%) compared to the second quarter of 2013.Sales of street bikes were down by 1.5% from Q2 of 2013 but overall, the Q1 and Q2 2014 sales of street bikes were up by 1.7% (~3,000…
  • The Motorcycle Safety Course Has Gone Digital

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    The MSF now offers digital training content that includes the MSF Basic eCourse, a 3-hour interactive program intended as a prerequisite for the hands-on Basic RiderCourse but which serves equally well as a stand-alone introduction to motorcycling. There are several other eCourses available that will help aide motorcyclists who want to learn how to ride safely or sharpen their skills - Learn more at: MSF also now has an iPhone/iPad app! Dr. Jim's Riding Tips is $1.99 in the Apple App Store - you can get more information…
  • Buddy Holly's Motorcycle Up For Auction

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Guernsey’s Auction House will resurrect the aura of outlaw country megastar Waylon Jennings on October 5 at the majestic Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix with an auction of more than 2,000 of the country legend’s personal belongings. The centerpiece of the spectacular collection is the limited edition 1958 Ariel Cyclone motorcycle that originally belonged to Jennings’ best friend and mentor Buddy Holly, and that was given to Jennings in 1979 after Holly’s death. The Ariel is beautifully preserved with just over 4,000 original miles, and has not been ridden in over…
  • Indan Motorcycle Plant Taking On 300 More Workers

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Polaris (makers of Victory and Indian Motorcycles) is in the midst of hiring an additional 300 workers at its Spirit Lake, Iowa, production facility, where its classic motorcycles are built. Once finished, Polaris will employ 1,050 in Spirit Lake and 300 at its facility in Milford, Iowa.Polaris has expanded its revival of the Indian brand with the launch of the Indian Scout, a lighter, less expensive model. Final assembly of the Scout, the company said, will be done in Spirit Lake along with the other Indian Motorcycle models. The Scout should be available for purchase sometime in the last…
  • Can-Am Syder Probed For Vehicle Fires

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    DETROIT –  U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles.The probe covers about 52,000 motorcycles from the 2008 through 2014 model years.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Friday that the fires appear to be unrelated to three recalls of the motorcycles. One Spyder was destroyed last month in a fire while being used by the Morgantown, West Virginia, Police Department. Another burned in the Mojave Desert region of California.The safety agency says it will look into what caused the…
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  • Do you need a Cranston Medical Malpractice Lawyer? It may be more likely than you think.

    Kevin Landry
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    A Cranston Medical Malpractice lawyer shows you how to identify medical malpractice and what to do if you have a case. We all expect to receive the best possible treatment from our doctors. However, you may be shocked to find out how often mistakes are made. As a Cranston medical malpractice lawyer, I’ve seen firsthand what can happen if someone’s doctor makes the wrong call. Medical malpractice can put you out of work, cost thousands of dollars, or even kill you. As such, it is important to be informed about medical malpractice in the state of Rhode Island. Facts About Medical…
  • How To Manage New Bedford MA Personal Injury Lawyer Fees

    Kevin Landry
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    It’s important to understand the cost of hiring a New Bedford MA personal injury lawyer to handle your case and when it makes sense. The most frequent source of disagreement between a New Bedford MA personal injury lawyer and their client is how much taking on the case will cost. The good news is that you can save yourself from unnecessary misery when your personal injury case concludes by ensuring that all costs and expenses related to handling your case and your fee arrangement are made clear right from the start. How To Manage New Bedford MA Personal Injury Lawyer Fee Get Your Expenses…
  • East Providence Slip and Fall Lawyer | The History of our City

    Kevin Landry
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Your East Providence Slip and Fall Lawyer weighs in on Providence’s history and turning a bad situation around. As a resident of East Providence, you likely know all about our city’s origin. As a slip and fall lawyer based in East Providence, I love learning about the colonial history of our nation and city, as it is interesting from both a legal and personal perspective. Founding the City Providence was founded by Roger Williams, a law student and theologian who was exiled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for his rejection of the Church of England and strong views on religious freedom in…
  • How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Providence Auto Accident Attorney

    Kevin Landry
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    If you have been in auto accident, and someone else is to blame, you will need to hire an auto accident lawyer. We all knowing that hiring lawyers isn’t a cheap affair, but how much will you need to pay a Providence auto accident attorney? Most Providence auto accident attorneys have a unique system for charging their clients instead of the usual hourly fee that many firms charge in other types of cases. Many auto accident attorneys would rather charge a contingency fee. A contingency fee simply means that your attorney will not get paid unless they recover you money. Once you receive your…
  • 11 Ways You Can Help Your Providence Auto Accident Lawyer

    Kevin Landry
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    If you have been involved in a Providence car accident, you have the right to hire a Providence auto accident lawyer to help you get compensation. Many people probably do not know how they can help their Providence auto accident lawyer get the best settlement on their case. They hardly realize that their lawyer can’t do all the work alone. You need to work with your lawyer as a team on the case and your case will only be as strong as the documentation contained in your lawyer’s file. You can help make sure that your lawyer has all the information they need to create a solid case for you.
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  • A tough act to follow

    James Miodonski
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Horseshoe Pass – the A452 in North Wales – is still one of my favourite roads. It is really short, though I don’t mind as it has a great café two-thirds of the way up (if you’re coming from Llangollen). I just love the sweeping drama of it. If you’ve never ridden it, then you […] The post A tough act to follow appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • The Perfect Accident?

    James Miodonski
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Someone’s guardian angel was looking out for them today… We’ve all seen plenty of crazy Russian dash-cam footage, but a motorcyclist going car surfing…? Wow. The post The Perfect Accident? appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • A good road – A528

    Dexter Scull
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    As we were based in Shrewsbury (at the bike-friendly Sydney House, found on this very website – very good, by the way) I was exploring roads I perhaps don’t know so well. The one that surprised me was the A528 from Shrewsbury to Ellesmere. I thought it would be a fairly unexceptional bit of tarmac […] The post A good road – A528 appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Pillion pleasure

    Dexter Scull
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    As I’d been planning a weekend ride with the boys, my routes – even with consideration for Harry’s Hog and its lack of ground clearance – were tilted a bit more towards the fast-and-bendy end of the spectrum. Not the kind of thing I normally do with TFLS (The Fair Lady Scully) on the back […] The post Pillion pleasure appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • What an amazing place, so much to see inside and out

    James Miodonski
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    A big thank you to MotoGoLoco for our free night dinner, bed and breakfast.  We had a very pleasant stay at the Glenuig Inn, Lochailort. We left Dumfries on Tuesday morning, brilliant ride up with spectacular scenery, we stopped regularly to admire the views. We called in at the Green Welly Stop, near Glencoe, which […] The post What an amazing place, so much to see inside and out appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
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  • RECALLED Motorcycle (or car)? In the US look up your VIN.

    Warren Massey
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    The US DOT on the 20th of Aug mandated that all major manufactures now list all the VIN numbers of vehicles affected by recalls.  And you can check that list at the website.  Well not quite all manufactures yet, but the stragglers are coming around. What is the mandate, all major light vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers are required to provide VIN search capability for uncompleted recalls on their own websites. This data must be updated at least weekly. NHTSA’s new VIN look-up tool directly relies on information from all major automakers. Determining whether there is a…
  • ’15 CVO Stree Glide!!!??

    Warren Massey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    From a tweet from HD… LOVE that silver flake!
  • Motorcycle Radio: The DawgHouse goes Video?!? – Our Sons of Anarchy Predictions (episode #273.5)

    Warren Massey
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Our predictions of what is going to happen in the final season of FX’s Sons of Anarchy! Well we are trying something new, You Tube. We have no idea how well this is going to work but we thought it was worth a try. In this “Bonus” episode of the NTN radio show DawgHouse we each discuss what we each think is going to happen in the final season of Sons of Anarchy. Of course, I am the only one that will be right…although Ken will have a few correct predictions as well as he copied a couple of mine.  Phil still wants Jax to be killed, raped in jail, ride into the sunset…
  • Sturgis 2014 Stats

    Warren Massey
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    warrenscottmassey:Interesting info on some of the Stats for this years Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Originally posted on Northwest Harley Blog: The event has come a long way since it was known as the Black Hills Classic when Clarence “Pappy” Hoel, and some friends from the Jackpine Gypsies motorcycle club, decided to hold a racing event. It’s now known as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the 74th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in the books.   Below are the law enforcement statistics as of 6:00 a.m. Sunday August 10, 2014 The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the worlds largest and next year is…
  • The DawgHouse: Motorcycle Radio podcast #273

    Warren Massey
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US The DawgHouse: Motorcycle Radio podcast #273 Ken’s News: Best 10 Motorcycles of 2014. Betting on death. Warren’s News: Attention European Motorcycle Riders – This Is A PSA Stories of Bike. Conn. state trooper faces prison for theft from dying motorcyclist. KTM to enter MotoGP in 2017. Cow has beef with woman following motorcycle crash. Racing News: AMA Motocross Indiana National. Czech MotoGP/Moto2 from Brno
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