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  • Supercharged Ninja H2 launch this month

    Visordown News
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    KAWASAKI has announced that it will launch a new “ground-breaking” motorcycle at Intermot in Cologne on September 30.Other than the name – Ninja H2 – the firm hasn’t released any definite details about the bike, but all indications are that it will be the machine that uses the supercharged four-cylinder engine the firm revealed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.This is the full text of the firm’s press release:'With cutting-edge performance recognised as a core element of the Kawasaki worldwide DNA, the company will showcase yet another ground-breaking…
  • SALE: DAINESE Backpack R, $89
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    We received the last batch of the popular 12 liter nylon Dainese backpacks. These are going to be discontinued for 2015. DAINESE Backpack R Pricing$99.95 SALE: $89.95 FREE Shipping No Sales Tax Nylon fabric (100% Nylon) Internal waterproof polyurethane coating Reflective inserts Adjustable shoulders Adjustable lumbar strip Expandable construction for full-face helmet transport Internal organizer with 4 pockets 1 outside pocket Padded inside pocket for laptop 3D Bubble material liner at the back * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping…
  • yamaha sr400 cafe racer by gasoline custom motorcycles

    Adrian S
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Gasoline Motorcycles and scooters opened in the early 1990s in Darlinghurst, Australia. Their story of creativity & skilled workmanship starts with full Vespa restorations and has moved on to creating beautiful custom motorcycles. ‘Tomahawk II’ is Gasoline’s most recent custom cafe racer, commissioned by a French motorcycle enthusiast. The customization of the popular Japanese Yamaha ... The post yamaha sr400 cafe racer by gasoline custom motorcycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • The New Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 is Coming Soon

    Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber
    Jensen Beeler
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    Kawasaki is teasing a new model today, which it will unveil at the upcoming INTERMOT show in October. Called the Kawasaki H2, the name harkens back to a pivotal time in Kawasaki’s motorcycle history, where the Japanese company made one of the most highly regarded line of sport bikes of its time. While the video itself reveals very little in information, and only a couple looks at the machine, the teaser website provides us with a […] ...
  • New Samco coolant hose kit for Yamaha MT09

    Visordown News
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    SILICONE coolant hose specialists Samco have released a new hose kit for the Yamaha MT-09.The eight-piece Sport set, which comes with a lifetime guarantee, is claimed to be more durable, longer lasting, and proven to lower temperatures than OEM rubber hoses.Approved by Factory Yamaha Racing, Graves Yamaha, WSBK and MotoGP race teams, Samco hoses offer enhanced cooling and extremely high burst pressures.The kit costs £121.09 and is available in Blue and Red for immediate delivery.Also available in Orange, Black, Yellow, Bright Green, Purple, White, British Racing Green, Silver, Pink,…
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    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News

  • 10 Flags and Motorcycles from Around the World - Part 3

    Mike Werner
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Flags - Always colorful, always nice to see, even if some of the reasons are not that nice. Flying flags on motorcycles is something many bikers do around the world, so here is the 3rd part of our series "Flags and motorcycles", 10 colorful photos. ...
  • Book Review: The (r)Evolution of the Empulse

    Mike Werner
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Book #Electric #Brammo - A review of the book entitled "The (r)Evolution of the Empulse", an eBook about the design and production of the electric Brammo Empulse motorcycle. And what's even better ... the book is FREE!. Can't get any better than that. ...
  • Annual Ural European Meeting - Sense Of Humor

    Mike Werner
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #Ural #Event #Austria - Russian Ural motorcycles are holding their annual gathering for European riders next weekend, and their PR department have a wicked sense of humor if you have a look at the event's poster. Wicked. ...
  • Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 29 August 2014

    Mike Werner
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last few days of a very cold and wet August. Let's hope and pray for an Indian summer to save some of the riding season. But as usual there have been a few good and interesting motorcycle stories appearing on the internet over the last seven days, which you may have missed. So here they are - Khardung La - Almost (Tiffany Coates Travels The World) - Motorcycle Pants I Actually We (BoingBoing) - Brookfield Harley Lover Is 100 And Still Biking B99339123Z1 272813261 (Brookfield NOW) - Filipino Motorcycle Tandem Assassins: A Rapidly Growing National Cancer (Get Real Philippines) ...
  • Switzerland: Motorway Wrong Direction Radar

    Mike Werner
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Switzerland #WrongWayYouSucker - The Swiss are experimenting with a wrong-way radar, hoping to quickly stop cars from going on a motorway in the wrong direction. ...
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  • Supercharged Ninja H2 launch this month

    Visordown News
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    KAWASAKI has announced that it will launch a new “ground-breaking” motorcycle at Intermot in Cologne on September 30.Other than the name – Ninja H2 – the firm hasn’t released any definite details about the bike, but all indications are that it will be the machine that uses the supercharged four-cylinder engine the firm revealed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.This is the full text of the firm’s press release:'With cutting-edge performance recognised as a core element of the Kawasaki worldwide DNA, the company will showcase yet another ground-breaking…
  • New Samco coolant hose kit for Yamaha MT09

    Visordown News
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    SILICONE coolant hose specialists Samco have released a new hose kit for the Yamaha MT-09.The eight-piece Sport set, which comes with a lifetime guarantee, is claimed to be more durable, longer lasting, and proven to lower temperatures than OEM rubber hoses.Approved by Factory Yamaha Racing, Graves Yamaha, WSBK and MotoGP race teams, Samco hoses offer enhanced cooling and extremely high burst pressures.The kit costs £121.09 and is available in Blue and Red for immediate delivery.Also available in Orange, Black, Yellow, Bright Green, Purple, White, British Racing Green, Silver, Pink,…
  • Visordown readers Top 10 Aprilias

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    HERE are your top Aprilias, as voted for by you.We've taken all the Apes from our huge database with three reviews or more, then averaged out owners' detailed ratings on the engine, brakes, handling, comfort and build to bring you the consumer's top 10. The higher the score, the more highly rated the bike.Remember, this list is created using your reviews and ratings. =9. RSV-1000R: 4 out of 5With looks and performance akin to a kick in the pods, Aprilia's RSV-1000R proved that not every Italian sportsbike had to be a blood-red, 90° V-twin from Bologna. It piles out a claimed 128hp…
  • New 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 announced

    Visordown News
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    KAWASAKI has announced it will be revealing a new bike called the Ninja H2 at the INTERMOT show in Cologne later this month.The Japanese firm is remaining tight-lipped on details but has released a teaser video with the promise of a second video coming on Wednesday.Watch this space for more information, in the meantime, here's what Kawasaki has to say:'With cutting-edge performance recognised as a core element of the Kawasaki worldwide DNA, the company will showcase yet another ground-breaking motorcycle at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne starting on Sept 30th. A motorcycle…
  • Yamaha files patents for leaning electric trike

    Visordown News
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    YAMAHA has filed patents with the European and U.S. Patent Office for a leaning electric three-wheeler.Scooters like the Piaggio MP3 and Yamaha’s Tricity have two wheels at the front and a third wheel at the rear - this scooter will get a conventional single front wheel and two rear wheels, each powered by an electric hub motor.The patents focus on the electric motor controller and decreasing the weight of the battery and extra wheel.The diagrams show a scooter that closely resembles the Yamaha EC-03 electric scooter, currently on sale in Europe for £1,199. It looks to share the…
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    Motorcycle News | MCN

  • Supercharged Ninja imminent

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Kawasaki has confirmed that it will build a ‘Ninja H2’ around the supercharged engine concept first shown to the world at the end of 2013.Creating a motorcycle which Kawasaki claim will be “Built Beyond Belief”, the firm has not explicitly...
  • KTM RC 390 launch today

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of the eagerly awaited new KTM RC 390 in Italy today. Costing £4995 the single-cylinder 43bhp, 373.2cc machine is aimed at younger riders and can be ridden on an A2...
  • Best sellers: Kawasaki ER-6f

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    The 10 best-selling bikes in Britain for the first half of 2014 makes fascinating reading. BMW holds three out of the top five positions (for bikes over 125cc); the best-selling bike in the UK is one of the most expensive...
  • Ride a new KTM at Box Hill this Sunday

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    KTM UK will be at Box Hill this Sunday (August 31) with a large range of 2014 street bikes available for demo rides. Visitors to the popular biking meeting spot in Tadworth, Surrey, will be able to take a closer...
  • Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the things that really grind bikers’ gears included lethal...
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    Bike EXIF

  • Yamaha SR500 by Bunker of Istanbul

    Chris Hunter
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you’ve been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s riot of color. The bazaars and basilicas are an assault on the retinas, in the best possible way. So it’s surprising to discover that this cool and understated Yamaha SR500 comes from the city formerly known as Constantinople. It’s the work of brothers Mert and Can Uzer of Bunker Custom Motorcycles, and was commissioned by a kite boarder. “After the first conversations with the client, we decided on a primitive but robust machine. The SR500 was the first to pop into our minds, but it’s really hard to find decent bikes in…
  • R nine T Custom Project: the builders

    Chris Hunter
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    It’s not often that we get an insight into the minds and work processes of Japan’s custom motorcycle builders. The language barrier is simply too much. So we’re wrapping up our coverage of BMW’s R nineT Custom Project by interviewing the four builders involved. Although they’re at the top of their game—and undoubtedly some of the most proficient builders in the world—customizing the R nineT presented unusual challenges. After all, there’s a big difference between a modern motorcycle packed with electronics and a vintage Harley or Yamaha SR. Thanks to motorcycle journalist…
  • BMW R Nine T Custom Project

    Chris Hunter
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    For six months, four of Japan’s top custom workshops have been tearing down and rebuilding BMW’s R nineT roadster. The names will be familiar to most readers—Shiro Nakajima, Brat Style, Hidemo and Cherry’s Company—but until now, the R nineT Custom Project bikes have been hidden behind closed doors. The results are being revealed this very minute by BMW design chief Ola Stenegärd at the BMW Motorrad Days in Nagano, and we’ve got exclusive images of the builds right here. It’s a masterclass in the art of customizing bikes, and proof that the Japanese builders are in a league of…
  • The $185,000 Midual Type 1

    Chris Hunter
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    The problem with most exotic motorcycles is that they are too damn fast. We drool over equipment from the likes of NCR and Vyrus—but unless you spend your spare time testing for a MotoGP team, their performance is mostly academic. Carmakers have got this sussed out: even Bugattis and McLarens are comfortable around town. And if you don’t need moon rocket acceleration, you can drop the cash on something much more civilized, like a Bentley or a LWB Range Rover. There’s now a motorcycle that fits into that mindset. The $185,000 Midual goes into production in 2016, with 35 units scheduled…
  • BMW Tracker by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles

    Chris Hunter
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Karles Vives builds motorcycles with a purpose. When he’s not beavering away in his Barcelona workshop, he’s organizing Scram Africa, an exhilarating blast through the desert for owners of classic and custom bikes. Karles’ own BMW builds are designed to handle the rough stuff, but this one is a little different. It’s a tracker rather than a scrambler, and was commissioned by a client from England. “Dave joined us for last year’s Scram Africa,” Karles explains, “but his bike broke down. So when the trip ended, he gave it to us to fix—and transform.” The Fuel Motorcycles…
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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

  • Ride Report: Union Hotel, Port Deposit, Marylandf

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Last Sunday I was invited to join three Americade friends to a ride-to-eat event at the Union Hotel and Tavern near the old Susquehanna River town of Port Deposit, Maryland.  The hotel dates to... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • 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!)
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    Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber

  • The New Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 is Coming Soon

    Jensen Beeler
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    Kawasaki is teasing a new model today, which it will unveil at the upcoming INTERMOT show in October. Called the Kawasaki H2, the name harkens back to a pivotal time in Kawasaki’s motorcycle history, where the Japanese company made one of the most highly regarded line of sport bikes of its time. While the video itself reveals very little in information, and only a couple looks at the machine, the teaser website provides us with a […] ...
  • Sunday Summary at Silverstone: Three Great Races, A Fast Ducati, & A Tough Home Round for British Riders

    David Emmett
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The crowds at Silverstone certainly got their money’s worth at this year’s British Grand Prix. The weather turned, the sun shone, the temperature rose, and the fans were treated to three scintillating races, along with an action-packed support program. The Moto3 race was the usual nail-biter, the race only decided on the entry to the final complex at Brooklands and Luffield. The Moto2 race was a throwback to the thrillers of old, with three men […] ...
  • Sunday at Silverstone with Scott Jones

    Scott Jones
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Photos: © 2014 Scott Jones / Photo.GP – All Rights Reserved ...
  • MotoGP: Race Results from Silverstone

    Jensen Beeler
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    MotoGP Race Results from the British GP at Silverstone, England ...
  • Saturday at Silverstone with Scott Jones

    Scott Jones
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Photo: © 2014 Scott Jones / Photo.GP – All Rights Reserved ...
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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

  • Custom Moto Guzzi V7 Stone By Venier Customs

    Cyril Huze
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    It’s quite unusual for a professional Custom Builder to bring a brand new bike straight from the dealer show floor to the shop for a full redo, old school style. Why not if it’s a custom order from a client who desires the quality and reliability of a new powertrain but... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Erik Buell Racing. Creating Small And Specialized Motorcycles For The India Market. To Distribute Exclusively Scooters And Small Motorcycles Built In Indian.

    Cyril Huze
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    What was the intention of New-Dehli, India based Hero-Motocorp when the company bought 49% of Erik Buell Racing (EBR) in 2011 for $25 million? As reported at the time to build a 70,000 sq.ft facility in East Troy, Wisconsin and help Erik Buell Racing produce more... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Harley CVO Limited Motorcycles Leak Engine Coolant.

    Cyril Huze
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Harley-Davidson Inc. was hit Thursday August 28, 2014 with a putative class action in Illinois federal court, accusing the company of breaching a 24-month, unlimited-mileage written warranty by not repairing an engine defect in certain motorcycle models a buyer says causes... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Happy Labor Day Weekend. Ride Safe.

    Cyril Huze
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
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  • New Indian Motorcycle Apparel

    Cyril Huze
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    New model year motorcycle models are always followed by new genuine brand apparel. In the new collection, 1 sweat shirt for men and 1 for ladies, that I find quite stylish for those who want to show the tribe they belong to. Men Munro Zip Thru. Multi-season comfort... 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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    Superbike News

  • Marco Simoncelli Gallery Coriano (Italy)

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    San Marino Grand Prix 2014 is coming back on September 12th – 14t to the Adriatic Coast in Italy. On this occasion, the Gallery dedicated to Marco Simoncelli “La Storia del SIC” (Sic history) offers a special promotion for all those who buy a ticket for MotoGP, with adults at 5 Euros and children for free under 7 years old. The offer is valid till 31/12/2014. This special opportunity comes from the relationship between the great racer and Misano World Circuit, which since 2011 has been called “World Circuit Marco Simoncelli”. The Gallery “La Storia del SIC” (Sic history) is…
  • WSBK action resumes at Jerez for Round 10

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Jerez for the tenth round of the season. This is the second year in a row that the series heads to the Andalusian circuit, and the third time overall after a trip down to the south of Spain in 1990. The track layout consists of a great mix of low, mid-speed and fast corners which, combined with relatively short straights, make the Spanish venue an exciting and challenging one that brings out the best in the riders and provides great racing. Despite not being the circuit to host the season finale this year, as in 2013, the Spanish Round will…
  • Marquez back to best taking 11th win after brilliant battle with Lorenzo

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Hertz British Grand Prix saw a great battle between Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo won by Marquez as he made an immediate return to winning ways, whilst Valentino Rossi joined them on the podium. Lorenzo took the initiative to pull out in front in the early stages but Marquez stayed with the front group and took the fight to his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rival. Marquez had the pace to catch Lorenzo, but made two slight errors, giving Lorenzo the opportunity to retake the lead twice. The pair battled right to the last lap, even touching at one stage and with Repsol Honda’s Marquez…
  • Moto2™: Superb Silverstone victory secured by championship leader Rabat

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Moto2™ race at the Hertz British Grand Prix was won by Tito Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) on the last lap, with teammate Mika Kallio and Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) joining him on the podium. Standings leader Rabat rode brilliantly from fourth on the grid, staying with the front group and making a move on provisional leader Kallio in the final stages, to take maximum points again. Kallio did his best to hold off his Spanish colleague but was eventually beaten to the line by just 0.063s, whilst Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) showed his talent once again to finish in…
  • Moto3™: Rampant Rins triumphs in exciting lightweight contest

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Moto3™ race at the Hertz British Grand Prix was won by Alex Rins on the final corner, with Alex Marquez and Enea Bastianini also on the podium. Pole man Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) was pushed right to the limit by his teammate Marquez and by Bastianini, who both provisionally led the race. The winning margin between Rins and Marquez was just 0.011s, with Bastianini (Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3) just 0.061s back on Marquez. Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing) was unlucky to miss the podium, having run with that front group. He eventually finished fourth and was just 0.051s away from a…
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  • Supercharged Ninja to be unveiled Sept 30

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Not many details on it yet, it was a concept bike last year so rumor is it's pretty far along in the development cycle. Hopefully this pushes Suzuki to release its turbocharged concept bike. I'm not sure if I'd be more excited for a 1000cc bike or a 600-750 Supercharged Ninja imminent - | Motorcycle News | New Motorbikes | Buyers Guides | MCN
  • DAINESE Chest L2 Chest Protector

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    DAINESE Chest L2 Chest Protector Pricing: $64.95 Level 2 chest protector in compliance with Standard Pr-EN Double frontal plate in ergonomic shape Inner core in perforated Crash Absorb® absorbing material. Fits in many Dainese jackets with chect protector pocket. Small: Height 10 inches | Width 14.5 inches | Thick 3/4 Medium: Height 10 inches | Width 15.5 inches | Thick 3/4 Large: Height 10 inches | Width 16 inches | Thick 3/4 * 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…
  • SALE: DAINESE Backpack R, $89

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    We received the last batch of the popular 12 liter nylon Dainese backpacks. These are going to be discontinued for 2015. DAINESE Backpack R Pricing$99.95 SALE: $89.95 FREE Shipping No Sales Tax Nylon fabric (100% Nylon) Internal waterproof polyurethane coating Reflective inserts Adjustable shoulders Adjustable lumbar strip Expandable construction for full-face helmet transport Internal organizer with 4 pockets 1 outside pocket Padded inside pocket for laptop 3D Bubble material liner at the back * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping…
  • ​Articulated Hand Armor Makes These The Safest Gloves Ever

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    ​Articulated Hand Armor Makes These The Safest Gloves Ever
  • Back of the Dragon

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Old video of my riding the Back of the Dragon (US16) the first time. The road runs from Tazewell to Marion, 32 miles of awesome riding (this video doesn't show the whole road, got dark, and the other half was just unusable. But if you haven't rode this road yet and you're around the Eastern US, it is well worth the trip.
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • Sneak Peek: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Golden Oak, Florida

    Jennifer Ashton Ryan
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Four Seasons meets Orlando’s great Walt Disney World complex. Why Go: A first-ever for the Walt Disney Company: The most visited theme park in the world now includes a Four Seasons resort. The project caps a 15-year matchmaking effort between the mass-media corporation and the renowned hospitality company. Among a 980-acre housing development within Walt Disney World, the Four Seasons offers the most luxurious accommodations among Disney’s resorts as well as a reprieve from its often very Disney themes. Ast...
  • The $26 Million Blue Moon Diamond Arrives in Los Angeles

    Carolyn Meers
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    One of the world’s rarest gems, the Blue Moon Diamond, will be on exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from September 13 through January 6, 2015. The rough stone was originally sourced from the famous Cullinan mine in northeastern South Africa in January of this year. It was purchased by Cora International, a New York City manufacturer of diamond jewelry and a diamond supplier, for $26 million. Over the years, the Cullinan mine has produced numerous notable gems, including the largest-ev...
  • Icon Unveils the First Production A5 Light Sport Aircraft

    Bailey S. Barnard
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    With a dramatic flair true to the company’s style, Icon Aircraft unveiled the first production copy of its A5 light sport aircraft in July at EAA AirVenture, the world’s biggest general-aviation air show, in Oshkosh, Wis. The company’s CEO, Kirk Hawkins, built Icon from the ground up to produce this one design (at least for the foreseeable future). He hopes the A5 will attract new pilots with its sporty style, easy user interface, and advanced aerodynamic design. The company has secured some 1,400 orders for t...
  • Louis Vuitton Introduces New Tambour Heures du Monde Travel Watch

    John Lyon
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In honor of the brand’s origins as a travel-trunk manufacturer, the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Heures du Monde is equipped with a GMT function that lets a traveler track the time in two separate time zones. The watch’s satin-finished gray dial features an off-center subdial decorated with a map of the globe. Abbreviations of the names of 24 cities corresponding to different time zones—alternately printed in white and yellow for legibility—encircle the globe, with a yellow marker indicating the time zone current...
  • Patek Philippe Supercomplication Expected to Fetch $16.5 Million at Sotheby’s Auction

    John Lyon
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Perhaps the most significant timepiece ever created, the Henry Graves Supercomplication will cross the block on November 11 at Sotheby’s Important Watches sale in Geneva. Conceived and built by Patek Philippe for the New York banker Henry Graves, the pocket watch has the distinction of being the most complicated hand-built watch ever made. Commissioned in 1925, the Supercomplication required three years of research and development and another five years for Patek Philippe’s technicians to construct it. The ...
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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

  • Brent’s 71 XS650 Bob

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Brent – The build started our talking to a co-worker about starting the search for bike to bob/chop.  He had mentioned he’s dad use to run a motorcycle repair shop Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • 79 xs hillclimber

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Got the bike about a year ago for choppin a guys bike, payment was the stock bike.Finished her 3 days ago.  A lot of fab time: cut, bungwelded and lowered Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • 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.
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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

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game…

    Dale Franks
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Today, I went to Petco Park–a very, very nice ballpark, by the way–to watch the Dodgers play the Padres. Of course, I took a camera along to record some of the action. All of the pictures are clickable, so you can see the high-res versions.   There was a tall fellow in a Padres uniform. An large inflatable priest was set up on the premises. We got there early, but people were already filtering in. Today’s was Military Appreciation Day, as it is every Sunday home game. This one was very Air Force-y. Matt Kemp on third base. A minute later, he was at Home Plate. Andre Ethier…
  • 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…
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    A Time To Ride

  • Helmet Stories Pangi Valley by Autocar India

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    ‘The ride to Pangi will make your hair stand on end and encourage you to push your own limits.  - Ouseph Chacko (Autocar India)  Come join the annual ride to Pangi Valley with the Helmet... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • 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
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    Motocross Press

  • Hook It Opens Rider Support Season

    Scott Lukaitis
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Courtesy of Hook ItSolana Beach, Calif. – Hookit, a digital platform created to support athletes, brands and sports, announces the launch of its 2015 rider support season platform, a one-stop destination for riders to track progression, get exposure and earn deals on products. Traditionally, sponsorship season begins as the race season wraps up when riders have fresh results and accomplishments heading into the off-season.  Support levels and agreements vary by company, but can range anywhere from product discounts to free products and beyond (based on talent and marketability). Hookit…
  • Moose Racing Accepting Resumes for 2015 Support

    Scott Lukaitis
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Courtesy of Moose RacingJANESVILLE, Wis.  – Sponsorship season is right around the corner and Moose Racing is proud to offer support to all levels of racers within the U.S. Resumes will be accepted from September 1 – November 15, 2014.  Information on how to apply will be on the website,, beginning September 1.  Be sure to follow the instructions closely.   All resumes must be typed and include:NameAddressPhone/Fax #E-mail Address – This is the only way you will be notified with an answer/contract.  Nothing will be mailed.Birth dateSeries…
  • 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…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • Rukka Imatra Gore-Tex Gloves: Hurray Finland!

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Krause Gear Geek Follow Me on G+I bet you didn’t know that Imatra is a town in Finland (I didn’t either). Do you even know where Finland is? That I did know! But before you open up a new tab and click your way through Wikipedia, listen up. You need the best winter glove out there. I know you do. Gore-Tex X-Trafit, warm thermal-regulating goodness, all the protection you could ever dream of -- all of it! The new Rukka Imatra Gloves give you all of that, and more.For starters, Gore X-Trafit means you’ll have nice firm grip on your controls. Gone are the days of your winter gloves bunching…
  • Roland Sands Quest Jacket: A Waterproof Ninja

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Who doesn’t want to be a waterproof ninja on a motorbike? That’s what I thought. EVERYONE wants to be that. You would be silly not to.The new Roland Sands Quest Jacket is exactly what such a master of the martial arts would wear if they were to go around the city for a bit before disappearing into the night. It even has a removable hood for when you need to blend in with the crowd of non-ninja masters that mindlessly ramble through the streets and interfere with your missions of clandestine craftiness. With a waterproof, breathable, windproof 3-layer softshell construction it is both…
  • Roland Sands Folsom and Bandito: Vintage Style

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking that motorcycling is all about the gear, or even the bikes themselves. It is at least a little bit about style. Okay… so it is A LOT about style!The new Roland Sands Folsom Sweater is a style piece that is available for the fall of 2014. Pulling heavily from the prison style from which it gets its name, this sweater is constructed of a wool blend and Maroon/Burgundy on Black color scheme. With the perfect weight to make a solid base layer, this is a great option to wear underneath your outer jacket and rock stylishly at your destination.Similar to the…
  • Roland Sands Women's Riot Jacket: Top Of The List

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Ladies, ever wish you could find that really cool, beautiful motorcycle-inspired leather jacket that you can easily wear off the bike? There are only a few jackets that truly fit into this category. One of my personal favorites is the popular Vika, and now I can add the Roland Sands Riot to that short list. This is absolutely one of my favorites for fall and is going to take the #1 spot on my holiday wishlist. (Honey, are you reading this?)Roland Sands has a way of designing really stylish, casual-inspired motorcycle gear. The Riot Jacket has a different design and a lighter feel, compared to…
  • REV'IT! Voltiac Jacket: Sophisticated Simplisity

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Simplicity is the best form of design. A lot of times in this the age of ever-more complex technicality, we become bogged down in extraneous nuances. Sometimes, we just want to turn on and go.The new REV’IT! Voltiac Jacket is built for the seasonal touring-oriented motorcyclist who just wants something simple that can be thrown on and cover the basics. Constructed of a 600D polyester outer for abrasion resistance and equipped with Knox Flexiform CE protection at the shoulders and elbows (back sold separately), this jacket is ready to offer the requisite moto-functionality that would be…
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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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  • 1989 Honda NX650 Dominator Flat Tracker

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. When you think of a dual-sport motorcycle, the first things that comes to mind are the Dakar rally bikes and more recently the BMW GS series ridden by actor’s Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used on their world famous rides around the globe. What doesn’t come to mind is a handcrafted, urban assault style, custom brawler straight out of a small village in Normandy, France. But that is exactly what builder Simon Garcia has created, taking a Honda NX650 Dominator and making it his own. Having worked for Honda in the past it made sense for Simon to select a bike…
  • ‘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…
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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 tire 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.Sidecar Rides for Kids 2013 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

  • One Aussie, One Dream: To Be the Youngest to Travel the Globe by Motorcycle

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mike Schram is a young Australian who started traveling around the world when he was just 16 in an effort to set the world record for the youngest person to do so. His journey so far has taken him to New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, the U.S., Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. He […]
  • 2014 Northeast V-Strom Rally

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the spring of 2011 a thread was created on the forum asking V-Strom riders in the Northeast region if they wanted to join a camp and ride event. Veteran Connecticut rider Richard Weir, the organizer of the event, noticed that there were no events in this quite large portion of the country and […]
  • The Smartphone: A Poor Man’s GPS

    David Burbach
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Motorcycle GPS units are not cheap. In fact, there are plenty of riders who simply can’t afford, or aren’t willing to pay, the $500 or so required to mount a decent navigational aid on their handlebar. Thankfully, there’s at least a partial solution that most likely you’ve already got in your pocket. As you probably […]
  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Models: Beyond Rushmore

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Starting with the Project Rushmore models released about a year ago, Harley-Davidson has been releasing new and updated motorcycles at a rate rarely seen by the motor company (the Street 500 and 750 are the company’s first completely new bikes in 13 years). Most likely the Motor Company’s renewed vigor comes, at least partially, as […]
  • Trans America Trail: A Desert Oasis in Baker, NV

    Joseph Trey
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    A quick bite at Mom’s Cafe in Salina gets us started right. We learn that we missed the crab leg special from the night before. All for the best; I’m not sure, but being a professional Alaskan fisherman, Luke could possibly lose his license for taking part in such a dining experience in the middle […]
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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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  • 50 Tough Things Every Motorcyclist Must Do

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Being a motorcyclist isn’t easy. It takes a lot of focus. There are a lot of cagers out there trying to kill us. There are a lot of road and weather conditions that don’t help. the world’s greatest outdoor sport is a way of life, an expression of freedom, and a method of transportation all ... The post 50 Tough Things Every Motorcyclist Must Do appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • 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.
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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 Passengers Should Know about Arizona Motorcycle Crashes

    Breyer Law Offices
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Motorcycle riders read news about Arizona motorcycle crashes every day. And if you know a motorcycle rider, you know that’s not the only thing they’re reading up on. They’re also reading about safety, gear, motorcycles, maintenance, and other topics of interest to those who love to ride the wind on two wheels. But if you’re a motorcycle passenger, and you’re just in it for the experience or for quality time with your pal, then you probably don’t read the news on motorcycle accidents, or on anything else that has to do with motorcycles. It’s just not your thing. And that, in some…
  • 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…
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    Dennis Kirk Powersports BlogDennis Kirk Powersports Blog

  • LePera Seats Bring Back Racing Stripes

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    In this world, there are certain combinations that just seem meant to be.  The identity of each thing becomes intertwined with the other so that they always go together when thought of.  American muscle and racing stripes are one such example.  When you think of a muscle car from the 60’s or 70’s, you are more than likely picturing it with a set of solid racing stripes running side by side down the center.  This retro look has survived over the years and now you can give your Harley the same classic sporty appearance with the new handmade LePera racing stripe seats. The founder of…
  • 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…
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    Farkle My Ride

  • Save up to 80% off on motorcycle magazines

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Motorcycle Consumer News, Rider plus others at massive discounts.   by Mark DT   Part of t why I started this motorcycle blog is that I am known to my friends to be exceedingly frugal.  Others may use the term cheap, but I disagree as cheapskates skip on quality, while frugal individuals will go out of their way to avoid paying a penny more for a quality item. How about Cycle World magazine for only $1.00 per issue or Motorcyclist for only $0.83 per issue?   Even though my friends tease me about my frugal ways, they always come up to me looking for…
  • 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…
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  • US Supermoto Of Nations Team Announced

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The American Motorcyclist Association recently revealed the riders of the U.S. Supermoto of Nations team, which will compete in Cremonda, Italy. Riders Gage McAllister, Monte Frank and Johnny Lewis will all compete for the red, white and blue at the upcoming event. Eric Stump and Brandon Ward will serve as alternates and be on site in Cremona. AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said he was excited about motorcycling’s resurgence in America, adding that sending riders to an international location to represent their country will only attract younger fans. “It’s been an…
  • Exhausting Options: Finding Pipes for Your Harley

    Eric Ellis
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Freedom Performance Declaration Turn-Out Complete Dual Exhaust System If there’s one commonality amongst Harley-Davidson owners (other than they love their motorcycles) it’s that they are never satisfied with their motorcycles. I don’t mean never satisfied in the sense that they can’t stand riding it, I mean never satisfied in the fact that there is always something they want to modify, customize, or change. Even rolling a brand new bike off the showroom floor and firing it up for the very first time leaves something to be desired; there’s something missing and it can usually be…
  • Fox V4 Helmet Keeps A Head Safe And A Rider Looking Good

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    Fox Racing is a leading name in extreme sports and their V4 motocross helmet is a testament to that reputation. Featuring the latest and greatest technology and everything you’d expect out of a Fox Racing product, this helmet is ideal for any motorcycle rider looking for comfort, performance and of course safety. “Fox built its business by developing clothing for high intensity, physically demanding motorsport of motocross,” reads the Fox Racing website. “Through sponsoring and working closely with the best riders in the history of the sport – riders such as…
  • Bicycle Helmets: 3 Things To Keep In Mind When Shopping

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    As you peruse helmets, consider opting for safety. A quality product is worth investing in. Whether you are a serious or casual rider, you’ll want a good bicycle helmet to keep you safe. It will last for years to come and protect you when you need it most. Helmets give you peace of mind when heading out on a ride across your state or for that upcoming race. Smith Optics Forefront Cypress Camo Helmet 1) Size Does Matter Bike helmets are essential in keeping your ride safe and comfortable. With a wide array of features, you can rest assured a ride – whether it’s a serious race…
  • 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…
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    Bel-Ray Racing Photos, News, Racing, and more.

  • 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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  • yamaha sr400 cafe racer by gasoline custom motorcycles

    Adrian S
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Gasoline Motorcycles and scooters opened in the early 1990s in Darlinghurst, Australia. Their story of creativity & skilled workmanship starts with full Vespa restorations and has moved on to creating beautiful custom motorcycles. ‘Tomahawk II’ is Gasoline’s most recent custom cafe racer, commissioned by a French motorcycle enthusiast. The customization of the popular Japanese Yamaha ... The post yamaha sr400 cafe racer by gasoline custom motorcycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • 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.
  • we interrupt this broadcast for an urgent message

    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.
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    Competition Accessories

  • Customer Review Spotlight – Bell RS-1 Helmets

    Joe Rider
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Bell RS-1 Helmets.   Display Name: A Great Helmet                  Scott, Florida: SLIDER 4.0 Cons: A little tight around the ears  Date Submitted: August 22, 2014 Pros:  Lightweight, Superfast easy face-shield change,ventilation, fit, stabile This is a fantastic […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – National Cycle VStream Windshields – Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere

    Joe Rider
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the National Cycle VStream Windshields.   Display Name: dennis   WY               Title: wyo rider Cons: None  Date Submitted: July 15, 2014 Pros: Reduced the buffeting quite a bit over the stock wind screen. The stock wind shield did little to stop the […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Sliders 4.0 Cargo Motorcycle Pants

    Joe Rider
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Sliders Cargo Motorcycle Pants.   Display Name: Ryan Rush Wa                  Title: SLIDER 4.0 Cons: A little on the long side  Date Submitted: August 22, 2014 Pros: Pants came in right on time Best pair of riding […]
  • 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!
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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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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • 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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    Two Stroke Racelab

  • 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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    BigScotty - Big Biker Lifestyle Blog

  • Gone Riding....

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
  • 2015 Road Glide Specs

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    The specs on the new 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide are out. The price runs from $20,899 to 23,699.
  • 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…
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  • How To Solve Problems With New Bedford Auto Accident Lawyer Contingency Fee

    Kevin Landry
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Each lawyer may have a slightly different arrangement for how much they wish to get paid, the general rule is that New Bedford auto accident lawyer contingency fee should be between 30-45%. The most important thing to consider before hiring a New Bedford auto accident lawyer is how much it’s going to cost you. Contingency fee here means legal fee that is paid to the lawyer only when they win a settlement for you or after a successful trial. You can always negotiate New Bedford auto accident lawyer contingency fee depending on the nature of your case and the cost of pursuing it. Problems…
  • 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…
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  • We couldn’t have been made any more welcome

    James Miodonski
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Just home from an excellent weekend’s riding around Glencoe, Fort William and Kinlochleven with a group of around 30 of us using the MacDonald Hotel & Cabins as our base. Hosts Mark, Helen & the team could not have been more welcoming – we were all thoroughly well looked after during our stay. The staff […] The post We couldn’t have been made any more welcome appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Why don’t I live in Wales?

    Dexter Scull
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Sat at work this morning, day-dreaming about my recent weekend’s escapades and the thought cropped up – I do wonder why I’ve not relocated to Wales. Okay, most of my clients have their headquarters in the South East, but they have sites that I monitor all over the country. I spend half my life on the […] The post Why don’t I live in Wales? appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • A sad end to a week of racing, and a tragic end to a life

    Jim Bryan
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    “The Manx Motor Cycle Club regrets to announce that Gary Firth from Barnsley in Yorkshire was killed during today’s Senior Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man. The incident occurred at the 11th Milestone on the Mountain Course, at approximately 1.45pm. The race was immediately red flagged. Firth, 50, a newcomer to racing on […] The post A sad end to a week of racing, and a tragic end to a life appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • 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.
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  • A 301 mile round trip motorcycle to Walton’s Mountian

    Warren Massey
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Debbie is a huge fan of the TV show “The Waltons” so this ride was for her! The creator/writer of that show, Earl Hamner, based the show loosely on his life growing up in the mountains of Virginia in the Depression era 1930s. Our 301 mile round trip took us from our home to the Walton’s Mountain Museum, across the street to the house that inspired the stories and back home. The museum (in the former Schuyler High School) and Hamner’s childhood home are located inSchuyler, VA. While they are really out in the middle of the mountains and woods, it is easy to get there….just go…
  • DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio Podcast #274…. You know you want to hear it!

    Warren Massey
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Click HERE to go to the PODCAST!!!!! Racing News: AMA Motocross Utah National. Picks for MotoGP from Silverstone British Sport Bike Report   Ken’s News: Be careful riding in South Carolina. Riding with the Oxen…sort of. Google prepares to take over your bike…literally. Batman rides a Can-Am Spyder?               Warren’s News: Sturgis 2014 Stats Motorcyclist’s Magazine Motorcycles of the Year. RECALLED Motorcycle or Car? In the US look up your VIN.
  • 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!
  • 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…
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