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  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 rider aids revealed

    Visordown News
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    KAWASAKI has revealed the electronics package fitted to the Ninja H2 by giving us a glimpse of its dash in their latest teaser video.Made up of an analogue tacho and digital display, the H2’s dash shows us the street-legal bike will come fitted with traction control, a quickshifter, launch control, ABS brakes, an electronic steering damper and engine brake control, as found on the Ducati Panigale to prevent rear wheel lock-ups during aggressive downshifts.A small umbrella indicates a ‘Rain’ mode setting, which will presumably cut power from the 998cc supercharged lump and…
  • Givi: USB Kit Tank Bag - Charge Your Gadgets On The Go

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Givi #Gadgets - Givi have been very busy recently. here is another new product introduced at Intermot - a tankbag with a 3 port USB hub and 12V charging point. Charge all your gadgets on the go while riding your motorcycle. ...
  • WTF is The Matter With Yamaha, And Why Do They Hate The Press?

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Yamaha #HateRelations #Press - Why is Yamaha being so unprofessional towards some of the press? They are the only ones who act childish and very unprofessional. One year after a crazy and amateur attitude, Yamaha still have not changed their ways. Do they care? ...
  • Brougham: A Cadillac-inspired Softail

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    Chris Hunter
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    In the Hollywood of the late 1950s, if your name was Clark or Frank and you wanted to make a splash, you bought a Cadillac Eldorado. And not just any Eldorado: it had to be the exclusive, hand-built Brougham. From the quad headlights to the outrageous tail fins, the Brougham just oozed style—and wealth, since it cost even more than a contemporary Rolls-Royce. Fabulous as the Brougham may be, it’s not an obvious inspiration for a bike build. But this Softail custom is one of the sleekest, classiest Harleys we’ve ever seen. It’s the work of German engineer and master craftsman Julian…
  • Seen At Daytona Biketoberfest (Part 1)

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    Cyril Huze
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
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  • Idea: Force Field On Your Motorcycle To Keep You Dry

    Mike Werner
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Ideas #Kickstarter #ForceField - Here's an idea, building on a current fully funded crowd-funding project on Kickstarter called Air Umbrella. Adapt it to sit on a motorcycle, keeping you dry in the city. A real 'force field'. ...
  • WTF is The Matter With Yamaha, And Why Do They Hate The Press?

    Mike Werner
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Yamaha #HateRelations #Press - Why is Yamaha being so unprofessional towards some of the press? They are the only ones who act childish and very unprofessional. One year after a crazy and amateur attitude, Yamaha still have not changed their ways. Do they care? ...
  • And You Thought Riding Motorcycle In Pollution Is Bad? Try This

    Mike Werner
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #Venezuela #Fumigation #Pollution - Riding your motorcycle in heavy pollution is for wimps. Real bikers ride though fumigation clouds.... ...
  • Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 17 October

    Mike Werner
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Fall has hit my part of the world for sure. After a blistering Indian summer, it's time to build an arch and weather the biblical downpour. Very little motorcycle riding, but a lot of internet reading time. So here's a bunch of articles that have appeared last week that you may have missed. For your reading pleasure. - Fastest woman on a motorcycle is an IT analyst from Scunthorpe: 264mph speed record set by amateur racer whose husband built her superbike in their garage (Daily Mail) - All About Windshield Care And Cleaning (Motorcyclist) - Electric bikes, the new attraction for motorcycle…
  • Givi: USB Kit Tank Bag - Charge Your Gadgets On The Go

    Mike Werner
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Givi #Gadgets - Givi have been very busy recently. here is another new product introduced at Intermot - a tankbag with a 3 port USB hub and 12V charging point. Charge all your gadgets on the go while riding your motorcycle. ...
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  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 rider aids revealed

    Visordown News
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    KAWASAKI has revealed the electronics package fitted to the Ninja H2 by giving us a glimpse of its dash in their latest teaser video.Made up of an analogue tacho and digital display, the H2’s dash shows us the street-legal bike will come fitted with traction control, a quickshifter, launch control, ABS brakes, an electronic steering damper and engine brake control, as found on the Ducati Panigale to prevent rear wheel lock-ups during aggressive downshifts.A small umbrella indicates a ‘Rain’ mode setting, which will presumably cut power from the 998cc supercharged lump and…
  • Yamaha YZFR3 promo video

    Visordown News
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    WE'RE not sure if we just watched a promo video for the new Yamaha R3 or an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. It had MotoGP legend Colin Edwards in it so we’re plumping for the former.The video was published on Yamaha USA's Youtube channel last week, at the same time as official details and pictures of the new new YZF-R3 were released by Yamaha Europe.The R3 is due to make its public debit at the Eicma Milan motorcycle show next month. Related Content Revealed: New Yamaha YZF-R3 New colours for Yamaha R6 and R125 Will new Yamaha R3 be 320cc? Yamaha YZF-R3 on the way R6 triple rumours…
  • Interview James Ellison

    Visordown News
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    DURING a recent visit to MCA Leicester, BSB racer James Ellison took time out to answer some questions from his fans during an hour-long Q&A. The Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki rider revealed his side of ‘that’ Lorenzo incident, how special ‘fast socks’ make all the difference during races and how he seems to defy gravity around corners.Who would you say is the most important member of your team?It’s got to be my crew chief Matt Llewellyn. No one understands the pressures a rider faces better than him, because he’s been there, he’s done it and…
  • Easy Rider chopper sells for 135 million despite claims it is not authentic

    Visordown News
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    THE chopper said to have been ridden by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider was sold at auction for $1.35 million (£838,000), despite claims it might not be the real thing.Californian auction house Profiles in History sold the Captain America bike along with three letters of authenticity and some post-movie history this weekend.Originally, four bikes were built for Easy Rider, two ‘Captain Americas’ and two ‘Billy’ choppers. All were based on circa-1950 Harley Hydra-Glides that, ironically given the law-breaking, drug-taking themes of the film, were ex-police machines. Of…
  • MV Agusta Dragster RR revealed

    Visordown News
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    PICTURES of MV Agusta's new Dragster RR have been leaked online ahead of the official unveiling.The shots show the new version of the Dragster 800 has spoked Kineo wheels, Marzocchi forks, a steering damper and a choice of red and white or red and black paint schemes.It's not known whether the 798cc triple has been tuned for more power than the current model's 125hp.  The new version has previously been glimpsed in a teaser video but a series photographs was published last night by Dutch website Nieuwsmotor.nlThe Dragster RR is due to be officially unveiled at the Eicma…
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  • Meet Chigger

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Looking forward to many happy times with my new buddy Chigger.
  • At Long Last

    28 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Years of searching and indecision have come to an end.  Excuses as to why I shouldn’t. Reasons as to why I should. Hundreds if not thousands of I would but. This one would probably be okay, except. I really don’t have the time, because. All these along with thousand of other excuses have come to an end. Along the way I’ve learned many things.  Lessons both difficult and fun. Finding out things buried deep within myself. Taking me as far back into my memory as I’ve ever journeyed. Many prayers and tearful questions have brought me to this.  There have been people…
  • Wandering Through Time and My Mind

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Working our way through this journey we call life is thrilling, mundane and tiresome. We find ourselves in a rut at times.  In order to escape those ruts one must take whatever measures he deems necessary. In doing so you will ruffle the feathers of others around you. In the end we are ultimately responsible for ourselves. We control the choices that we make. In doing so we control our happiness. It has taken me many trying years to learn this valuable lesson.  Sure, we can share our happiness with other likeminded people. But those people are not required for happiness.  Once you wrap…
  • The Project

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Many years I’ve had an idea in my head.  I knew what I wanted to do.  I simply had to find the right pieces.  Today I found what I thought would be the ones. I couldn’t wait to get home and start to work.  It was scalding hot with impending thunderstorms.  I gathered my tools and set about the task at hand.   I had barely started when this big dark cloud drifted overhead. Sure thing it let out a loud clap of thunder and started to rain.  Well that put a damper on things for now.  I gathered all my tools and brought them back into the garage. I decided to sit there and…
  • The Final Countdown

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Here we are basically a month away from the start of hunting seasons here in Tennessee.  I can’t wait for the opening of squirrel season.  I have grand visions of working my two Mountain Feists a few times a week.  I’ve seen some encouraging signs from both of them over the summer.  Not to mention what they showed me during our spring squirrel season.   Although it can and will be frustrating at times, I’m looking forward to seeing these two grow and mature.  Jordan being older is doing very good on general commands and obedience.  Buster on the other hand, well…
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  • Sheene MCN Man of the Year trophies sell at Stafford

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    The MCN 'Man of the Year' trophies from 1976 and 1977 awarded to the late, great Barry Sheene were among the star auction lots sold at the weekend. The two awards were offered as a lot with a number of...
  • Captain America sells for $1.35 million

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    The legendary ‘Captain America’ Harley-Davidson from the 1969 movie Easy Rider, thumped its way to a whopping $1,350,000 – that’s £ 836,337 to us – as part of Profiles in History’s Hollywood Entertainment Memorabilia auction at the weekend. It’s claimed...
  • OSET to launch motocross bike

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ever since OSET launched its excellent range of electric-powered trial machines, the obvious question has been often voiced: when’s the motocross bike coming? Well, the answer is that you can see it at this weekend’s Dirt Bike Show, at Stoneleigh....
  • MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR- Revealed

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    MV Agusta was hoping to be able to keep their new Dragster 800 RR as a naughty little secret for a little longer, but the entire press pack of images have now leaked out, revealing one of the most striking...
  • Full Details: Yamaha YZF-R3

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    The lightweight end of the supersport market has been enjoying some serious attention from manufacturers and riders in recent years, and with Yamaha’s unveiling of their YZF-R3 we’re another step closer to recapturing the era when 400cc supersports bikes defined...
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  • Brougham: A Cadillac-inspired Softail

    Chris Hunter
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    In the Hollywood of the late 1950s, if your name was Clark or Frank and you wanted to make a splash, you bought a Cadillac Eldorado. And not just any Eldorado: it had to be the exclusive, hand-built Brougham. From the quad headlights to the outrageous tail fins, the Brougham just oozed style—and wealth, since it cost even more than a contemporary Rolls-Royce. Fabulous as the Brougham may be, it’s not an obvious inspiration for a bike build. But this Softail custom is one of the sleekest, classiest Harleys we’ve ever seen. It’s the work of German engineer and master craftsman Julian…
  • Cabin Fever: Daniel Peter’s XR650

    Chris Hunter
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Daniel Peter is a photographer with petrol running through his veins. When he’s not shooting, he’s riding—and his ride is worth a close-up of its own. ‘Cabin Fever’ is based on a Honda XR650, although you’d be hard pressed to tell. Like its CX500 stable mate, the XR650 is one of those bikes often passed over in favor of more photogenic machinery. Daniel was after “a motorcycle that didn’t exist: 70s styling, twin shocks, air cooled, powerful yet light and reliable, with enough ground clearance and suspension for riding trails, and electric start.” Of course, the answer was…
  • ER Voltron: A BMW R69S for the future

    Chris Hunter
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    It’s not easy to pick out Slovenia on a map. It’s a tiny, picture-postcard country just to the east of Italy, full of mountains and forests and rivers, and home to some of Europe’s best driving roads. Slovenia is also home to ER Motorcycles, one of the fastest-rising stars on the custom scene. This is the latest build from Blaž Šuštaršič and his crew, and it confirms their place in the premier league. The story of Voltron can be traced back to last year’s ‘Mobster,’ a BMW R80-engined custom with a strong vintage vibe. “After the success of the Mobster project we couldn’t…
  • What if Ducati made a new Hailwood replica?

    Chris Hunter
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    The hype around the launch of the new Ducati Scrambler has got us thinking about other ways to mine the rich history of the Italian marque. Some 35 years ago, Ducati’s official Mike Hailwood replica was a smash hit—so what would an updated version look like today? We’re betting it’d be close to this sleek 900SS café racer from Dutchman Ferry van den Boom. Ducati has often taken a modular approach to motorcycle construction, raiding the parts bin to create something new. Miguel Galluzzi’s design for the original 1990s Monster is the most famous example of that approach—and van den…
  • 50 Not Out: Cafe Racer Dreams’ BMW R69S

    Wesley Reyneke
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Cafe Racer Dreams is one of the most prolific outfits on the custom motorcycle circuit. An incredible fifty builds have already rolled out the Spanish workshop’s doors—each one as stylish as the next. For CRD #50, Pedro García and Efraon Triana pulled out all the stops. It’s a stunning resto-mod based on a 1969 BMW R69S, commissioned by a 30-year-old Madrid local. Most of the iconic features of the R69S have been retained, but the only component untouched is the 594 cc air cooled boxer motor. “The engine was perfect,” says Pedro, “so we didn’t operate inside!”…
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  • Harley Sportster Gets Dirty - Video

    Titus Coleman
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Outside of Flat Track racers, every Harley-Davidson rider I've known has taken impeccable care of their ride. I assume one would get their card revoked the moment they roll up dirty, so this video seems a bit blasphemous to me. READ MORE: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - A Sportier Sport Cruiser Despite all of that, the idea of taking a Sportster on a dirt track sounds so enticing that I couldn't care less what the purists might say. Also, anyone who pulls a wheelie on a Harley is OK in my book. READ MORE: Household Cleaners You Can Use on Your Bike The video is thanks to the guys at Rusty…
  • 2015 BRP Spyder F3 Review

    Bruce Speedman
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    I'm at home on the race track or canyon road. You'd normally find me throwing my leg over the RideApart Suzuki GSXR-600 project bike, not a bagger or three-wheeled monster. So, when the opportunity to ride the new Spyder F3 came up I wasn't the first editor considered, but when I learned it meant a long weekend of riding in Canadian countryside, I thought maybe I could bare the extra wheel to make the journey. For this sport bike rider, the trip turned into an eye-opening experience. 2015 BRP Spyder F3 From my skeptical, sportbike point of view, the Spyder F3 was a complete surprise. There's…
  • Skully AR-1 Helmet Review - The Future of Motorcycle Helmets?

    Mark Ryan Sallee
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    "We've had requests [to ride with the AR-1 helmet] from everybody from politicians to celebrities, to professional riders. The time will come," Skully co-founder Marcus Weller discloses as a polite way of telling me that my time in the high-tech helmet will be confined to their tech incubator office building. So, no you're not about to read the typical RideApart many-miles-ridden-gear review of the Skully AR-1… not just yet.  The Skully AR-1 I knew this limitation before meeting with Marcus and his brother Mitchell in San Francisco's South Beach, but I had to ask anyway, "Not gonna happen…
  • Suzuki's Latest Literbike - the GSX-R1000

    Jason Avant
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Suzuki has launched a slew of new 2015 models, but one of the most talked-about will undoubtedly be the GSX-R1000. The new Gixxer literbike will be a beast. We didn't receive much in the way of overall specs, but we know that it will offer fans of previous models a lot to be happy about. Sporting a 999cc inline four, Suzuki is touting the bike's adjustable power delivery system. Called the S-DMS, the bike allows riders to switch between three engine maps - A,B, and C. A will yield sharp throttle response throughout the throttle-opening range to realize maximal power delivery. B will…
  • 2015 Yamaha R3 Details & First Impressions

    Jesse Kiser
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Before today, Yamaha's beginner bike was the 600cc FZ6R. While that's a fine platform, it’s hard to call it a 'starter bike,' per today's standards but the 2015 Yamaha R3 is here to change that. Honda and Kawasaki have done fantastic jobs with their entry-level sportbikes, the CBR300R and Ninja 300, both of which replaced previous 250cc versions. So, while Yamaha has been the last of the major importers to roll out a small displacement, entry-level sportbike, it might have done one of the best jobs with this latest release. Yamaha R3 engineers set their sights on the Ninja 300, creating a…
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  • 2015 Motorcycle Shopping List

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Wow; a bunch of awesome ideas for 2015 model-year motorcycles were debuted at Intermot 2014 in Cologne a couple of weeks ago. Below are the ones that are one, likely to make to US dealers, and two,... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Snell M2015 Standards

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Snell has released a new standard for motorcycle helmet certification.  Snell M2015 replaces its M2010 standard.  Manufacturers can now apply to Snell for M2015 certification.  If... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Throw-Back Thursday: My First Motorcycle

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Santa somehow managed to get  a brand spankin' new Yamaha TY80 down the chimney on Christmas Eve, 1974.  The TY80 was essentially a shrunk-down version of the TY250 and so was a... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Adventure Motorcycle Calendar 2015

    2 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    The annual Adventure Motorcycle Calendar is back for 2015.  I love these calendars; I'm staring at the 2014 edition as I type this, and the 2015 version will be proudly displayed... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • A Quick Post, Just Bee-cause

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Lookie what I found today when I went to clean my helmet.  I guess it's not so incredible that a bee would get scooped up into one of the air intakes (not that it has ever happened to me) but... (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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  • Video: MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 RR in Motion

    Jensen Beeler
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    It looks like since the MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 RR (its full name) has blown cover, thanks to our Bothan spies, MV Agusta has gone ahead and released a few photos and this video to the press. A longer version of the drag strip video we brought you two weeks ago, this time around we see the Dragster RR in full. Some seem to love this bike, while others hate it. We certainly agree […] ...
  • Ducati Scrambler Will Be “Made in Thailand”

    Jensen Beeler
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Almost four years ago, we reported on Ducati opening a new assembly plant in Thailand. The move, which peeved Ducati’s factory workers, would see bikes destined for the Southeast Asian market assembled in the Thai plant, thus side-stepping many of the region’s aggressive tariffs on motorcycles. Nearing the end of 2014 now, and our Bothan Spies report that the Ducati Scrambler models will be the first motorcycles assembled in Ducati’s Thai plant that will then be shipped to... ...
  • Sunday Summary from Phillip Island: Why the MotoGP Race Was Not a Tire Fiasco, & Rossi Reaps Rewards

    David Emmett
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Once again, a MotoGP race at Phillip Island is decided by tires. The tires Bridgestone brought to the Australian circuit were not up to the task, with riders crashing out all throughout the race. The front tires Bridgestone brought to the track were unable to cope with the conditions. The result was determined by tires, not by talent. That, at least, is the narrative being heard around the internet after the bizarre yet fascinating MotoGP […] ...
  • LEAKED: First Photos of the MV Agusta Dragster RR

    Jensen Beeler
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    MV Agusta had us guessing as to what the Varese company would be debuting at the upcoming EICMA show, though the latest video from the company seems to clearly show that a Dragster RR will be coming. A built up version of the Dragster 800, the MV Agusta Dragster RR features Kineo wheels, new paint, and we presume some sort of launch control mechanism. We expect the MV Agusta Brutale Dragster RR to officially debut a […] ...
  • Sunday at Phillip Island with Scott Jones

    Scott Jones
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Photos: © 2014 Scott Jones / Photo.GP – All Rights Reserved ...
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    Faster and Faster

  • Cagiva C594 race-replica streetbike: What might have been...

    Sameer Kumar
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Even after two decades, the 1994 Cagiva C594 still looks utterly beautiful!Two decades ago, back in 1994, American rider John Kocinski was winning races and getting podium finishes on one of the most beautiful 500cc GP bikes of all time - the glorious, gorgeous Cagiva C594. Powered by a two-stroke 498cc V4 that produced 177bhp at 12,600rpm, the C594 was fitted with a hybrid carbonfibre/aluminium twin-spar chassis, had a carbonfibre swingarm and weighed just 122 kilos. It was a very high-tech machine, with programmable EPROM chips for variable ignition timing, a sophisticated fuel-injection…
  • 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 finally gatecrashes Kawasaki, Honda, KTM party

    Sameer Kumar
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 looks good, but can it take on the Ninja 300 and the KTM RC390...?Yamaha have taken the wraps off their brand-new YZF-R3, which is powered by a new 321cc DOHC 4-valve parallel twin that uses forged aluminium pistons and carburized conrods, and produces 41 horsepower and 30Nm of torque. "The concept behind this was to create a supersports machine you can ride every day, and the architecture of the new powerplant is designed to ensure good rideability in the low to mid-speed range, together with a strong and responsive character at higher rpm," says a press note…
  • Magni Storia takes the MV Brutale back to the 1970s

    Sameer Kumar
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    The Magni Storia. Modern mechanicals, 1970s styling and colours. Perfect combination!From 1950 until the late-1970s, Arturo Magni worked for MV Agusta's very successful motorcycle racing division. After MV Agusta's retirement from racing, Magni and his sons started building customised versions of production MVs. In the 1980s, Magni and sons also built Honda 900 Bol d'Or replicas, various boxer-engined BMWs and Moto Guzzis. Today, Magni continue to build some beautiful machines, which you can see on their website.Here, we have the Magni Storia, a modern reinterpretation of the…
  • Kevin Schwantz on the 2015 Suzuki GSX-RR: "I understand the bike, it's a very good machine!"

    Sameer Kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Next year, Suzuki are back in MotoGP. Yes!! Suzuki are all set to make a comeback to MotoGP in 2015, with riders Randy de Puniet and Nobuatsu Aoki and with Davide Brivio at the helm as team manager. Kevin Schwantz, who won the 1993 500cc motorcycle grand prix road racing world championship aboard his Suzuki RGV500, has also been helping out with development work on the new GP bike. Last week, Schwantz and Franco Uncini (who won the 1982 500cc motorcycle grand prix road racing world championship aboard a Suzuki RG500) officially unveiled the 2015 Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP bike at the Motegi circuit…
  • 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 unveiled

    Sameer Kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 looks good for a bit of sports touring in proper three-wheeled comfort...BRP have unveiled the 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 roadster, a sports trike powered by a 1330cc three-cylinder Rotax engine, which produces 115 horsepower and 130Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, though riders can also opt for a semi-automatic setup on this machine. There's a host of electronics here, including ABS, traction control and stability control, most of it developed by Bosch."The Spyder F3 truly delivers a soul-stirring riding experience,…
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    The Many Thoughts of HarleyGirl

  • Garage-Girls announces 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover winner sponsored by GEICO Motorcycle

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    (Mitchell,SD) September 24, 2014 – Garage-Girls recently announced that Chris Gibbany of Harrison, Arkansas, is the winner of its 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover, sponsored by GEICO Motorcycle.  Gibbany was among 84 contestants who sent in a 600-word essay describing why they are most in need of a Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover. Her essay touched upon her sacrifices and commitment to “hunker down” and put herself through school in order to open new career opportunities.“We received more submissions for the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest than for any other…
  • Modern Day Easy Riders

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    I found this amazing video while checking out the blog Kemosabe and The Lodge.  These modern day Easy Riders live lives that most of us just dream about.  While we are working our 40, 50, 60 hour work weeks, this band of gypsies are living out the dream.  Check out Marching to the Sea.  It will make you want to ditch your 8 - 5 gig and take off on the open road to wherever your two wheels lead you.
  • It All Started When They Said The Motorcyclist Was Not Wearing A Helmet

    29 Jun 2014 | 4:02 pm
    A few weeks ago a young man died because he may have made some bad choices on his motorcycle but one thing that really irritated me, besides how uncaring people are about others, was the fact that they kept harping on motorcycle helmets.  This rider was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.  The media made sure to point that out numerous times, on social media and on the news reports.  Individuals from around Iowa continuously pointed that out over and over again on social media.  I think this irritates me because Iowa DOES NOT have a helmet law.  It's the individual…
  • Blackberry Smoke - Come to Des Moines PLEASE!!!

    18 Jun 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Yes folks I'm pathetically pleading with Blackberry Smoke to come back to Des Moines, IA and play at the Venue or Wooly's or somewhere in town!!!  Please, Please, Please!  Des Moines needs you to visit again!Oh and a perfect opening act for them would be Old Southern Moonshine Revival!That is all!
  • Jasmine Cain Needs Your Votes To Win The Big Sturgis Gig

    22 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The 74th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is only months away.  The Buffalo Chip has started naming the acts that will appear on the main stage during the rally.  Jasmine Cain wants to play that main stage and she needs your votes.  Please go to her Big Sturgis Gig page every day through June 30th, 2014 and vote for Jasmine up to 5 times per day. You know that you want to see Jasmine Cain LIVE on the Main Stage at the Buffalo Chip!  GO VOTE FOR HER NOW!!!  
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  • Yuri Shif Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The World Premiere Of The Terminator Movie

    Cyril Huze
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    That you like or despise theme custom motorcycles, you must respect and admire the fabrication skills and dedication demonstrated by Belarus/Russia custom builder Yuri Shif. Like most his of his compatriots of East Europe, especially from Poland, Lithuania & yes... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • The Reportedly Authentic Easy Rider Movie “Captain America” Chopper Sold For $1.3 Million At Auction

    Cyril Huze
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Michael Eisenberg, owner of the reportedly only original and authentic Captain America chopper still existing from the Pop Culture Easy Rider movie was auctioned this last weekend in Calabasas for US $1.3 million. The story of the “Captain America” bikes (at least 2... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Harley Color-Matched Vented Fairing Lowers For 2014 Later Road King And Street Glide Models

    Cyril Huze
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    You can now add adjustable comfort and custom style to your 2014 and later Harley Road King or Street Glide Models using these Color-Matched Vented Fairing Lowers (P/N 57100257 Painted $699.95; P/N 57100258 Unpainted $449.95.) They feature an adjustable venting system that... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Seen At Daytona Biketoberfest (Part 2)

    Cyril Huze
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Before this fad dies (it’s already dying…), the type of ultra baggers flashing at you when you walk the different bike shows. Not at all my taste, but I am pretty certainthe builders and owners are very proud and happy. This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Seen At Daytona Biketoberfest (Part 1)

    Cyril Huze
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Fall Colors in the Denver Metro Area

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    I believe this is the latest I've seen Fall Colors grace the trees in the Denver Metro Area.  I wonder what it means in terms of a snowy winter? The road leading into Chatfield Reservoir Park from the South I like the way the sun backlights the golden leaves.... Had to go to the data center today for some work, the trees besidethe facility were a bit past their peak in terms of colors but still nice.Trees at the elementary school near our home.Gorgeous riding weather, sunny and warm with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s.  Little to no wind and my network…
  • Improving Ergos on Scarlett

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    I have a 32 inch inseam, perhaps 33 with boots on.  This has led in the years since I've started riding URAL sidecar rigs to some knee pain during long rides. You see, there's not much room for one's right foot in your standard URAL. The standard seating height puts my right leg at an angle where the armor in my riding pants binds up on my right knee, eventually causing soreness and pain. In the past, I would raise my right heel a bit and it helped, but I couldn't hold that for long periods of time.  I could deploy the pillion's ride peg and move my right foot back, resting it on…
  • Headlight Weirdness by Brigitta, Resolved.

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Back when I replaced the speedo/odometer on Brigitta, my '87 R80, I happened to notice that sometimes my headlight remained on even when the key was off!  Weird.  At the time, I attributed the headlight behavior to me messing about the wiring involved around the headlight area.It sort of remained in the back of my mind however, and this morning I took a closer look at things.One obvious thing as I moved her front wheel back and forth, the headlight would come on when the wheel was turned all the way to the right!  Yep, with the ignition off.  Heck, with the key out!
  • Working remotely, working out the details.

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    As a follow-up to yesterday's posting, today I rode out with the early morning traffic over to Morrison, CO.  Took me about an hour to get to Evergreen via the Bear Creek Canyon road after slabbing it via the C-470 highway south of the Denver Metro Area.As I neared Evergreen, my first realization that I'd forgotten stuff about what it takes to work outside.  Being in the mountains, Evergreen was about 12 degrees cooler than the balmy 53°F the Denver Metro Area had awoken to you see.  So it was a brisk 40 degrees as I arrived onto the main downtown area of Evergreen.
  • Finding WiFi on the Road

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    We moto-bloggers are always looking for easy and free ways to get on the Internet when on the road. The need to post pictures and ride reports can be an addiction at times, at least for me.  :)Now that I work remotely 100% of the time in my job, the ability to work from anywhere is a reality so long as there's access to the Internet.I am going to start "commuting" to remote locations (as in, away from home) in the next few weeks, not going too far but seeing how easy/hard it is to locate free WiFi Internet access and doing work away from one's home infrastructure.  Ride someplace in…
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    The Vintagent
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The 'wet plate' photo I shot of the 'Captain America' chopper last MayThe upcoming sale of Michael Eisenberg's 'Captain America' chopper (later today) prompted quite a bit of interest in the film, the bike, and the back story of the bikes used in Easy Rider.  As I'd just researched this very subject for my book 'The Chopper; the Real Story' (Gestalten), and have what I believe is a fairly complete picture of the origins and build of 'Captain America', I guess I've become an expert on the subject!  National Public Radio producer Tom Dreisbach assembled the story, and I was…

    The Vintagent
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    A recent publication from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC explored the history of one of their motorcycles (yes, they have many, including Sylvester Roper's 'first ever motorcycle' of 1867, and the Curtiss V-8 record-breaker of 1906, which clocked 136.3mph at Ormonde Beach, FL). Their intern Christine Miranda did a little investigating, and came up with this story - it seemed perfect for The Vintagent (and thanks to David Blasco for the nudge!):Jorge Ubico, president of Guatemala from 1931-44, the 'Little Napoleon of the Tropics', tearing through the countryside on his 1942…

    The Vintagent
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Michael Lichter caught my Cannonball partner Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles riding the Brough through Glenwood Canyon, ColoradoWhile there’s complication in keeping an 80-year old motorcycle running all day during the Cannonball, the landscape of America provides a calming counterbalance, as it's absorbed in slow motion from one coast to the other. For the Cannonball riders, every mile held fascination and variety, as the landscape shifted from the Florida swamps, to the Georgia farms, the Tennessee and Kentucky woodlands, the Missouri and Kansas prairies, the enormous mountains of…

    The Vintagent
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Gestalten has done its usual excellent job in creating the promotional video for my new book 'The Chopper: the Real Story'. Enjoy! The Story of the Chopper—As Told by the Vintagent from Gestalten on Vimeo.Subscribe here to by email!

    The Vintagent
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    The cover of 'The Chopper: The Real Story'After what seemed like an eternity during the process, my latest book is finally available for preview and pre-order.  'The Chopper: the Real Story' is published by Gestalten, with whom I worked on the best-seller 'The Ride' (with Chris Hunter, Gary Inman, and David Edwards).  Gestalten is known as a high-quality publisher of contemporary art/design books, and the success of 'The Ride' encouraged them to probe a little deeper into the design history of motorcycles; after much discussion, they asked me to write the history of choppers, which…
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    Motorcycle News

  • Motorcyclist crashes near Sundance

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the rider was traveling eastbound on the Alpine Loop between Sundance and Aspen Grove around 1:45 p.m., when he lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown. The rider was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma, officials said.
  • Bikers deliver holiday gifts for children at Wilkes-Barre YMCA

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Lee Baker, president of the Flying Aces Motorcycle Club, carries a bag full of toys to the Wilkes-Barre YMCA after a benefit motorcycle ride Saturday. Lee Baker, president of the Flying Aces Motorcycle Club, carries a bag full of toys to the Wilkes-Barre YMCA after a benefit motorcycle ride Saturday.
  • 2015 Sidi Boots Preview

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    October 17, 2014 - I stopped by the Motonation booth to see what was up and discovered these new Sidi boots for 2015. The $325.00 list price Sidi All Road boots will replace the very popular Sidi On Road boots that have been in the lineup for many years.
  • Suzuki RM-Z: One of the best handling in its breed

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    The RM-Z450's air forks see the conventional metal springs swapped for three adjustable air chambers, with pressure adjustable through a hand pump.Pictures / Jacqui Madelin Suzuki's latest RM-Z450 motocrosser may not be an all-new bike, but it's still a potent signal the Japanese company means business out on track, as it's lifted its game for 2015. The original bike was no slouch.
  • 'Easy Rider' chopper at auction might be phony

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, a vintage "Easy Rider" Captain America motorcycle is shown at Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif.
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    Superbike News

  • Goodwood Reveals Provisional Dates For 2015 Festival of Speed and Revival

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Goodwood is delighted to announce the provisional dates for both the Festival of Speed and Revival meeting in 2015. The Festival of Speed, which celebrates the very best from the past and present of motoring and motor sport, will be held on 25-28 June, 2015. As has become tradition, the event will open with the Moving Motor Show on Thursday, 25 June. The Revival, firmly established as the world’s most popular historic motor racing and vintage culture event, will be held for an 18th time at Goodwood Motor Circuit in 2015, and will take place on September 11-13. Tickets and hospitality…
  • Byrne Takesn Record-Breaking Fourth Title in Style With Home Round Double Win

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Shane “Shakey” Byrne became the most successful rider in the history of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship celebrating the title for a record fourth time at Brands Hatch. The Rapid Solictors Kawasaki rider bounced back from a crash in Saturday’s opening race, which was won by Howie Mainwaring, with a double win in the final two races at the Kent circuit, taking his career victory tally to 61 in the series. Byrne sealed the title in the first of the Sunday races, when his rival Ryuichi Kiyonari was forced to withdraw after fracturing his collarbone in a crash from his…

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    The TriStar R&G Triple Challenge came to an exciting conclusion this weekend at Brands Hatch as 2014 Champion Freddy Pett enjoyed victory in the opening race while Scott Pitchers secured the final ever victory in this one make class. After dominating the latter part of the season, Sam Thompson wrapped up the Cup title with a stunning ride to return to the main podium. Fresh from his victory at Silverstone, Young Gun winner Tom Carne continued to set the pace during opening free practice and qualifying, securing pole position for the opening race by 0.488s ahead of 2014 Champion Freddy…
  • MotoGP™: Unstoppable Rossi takes 82nd premier class victory in incident packed race

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    The MotoGP™ race at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix saw Valentino Rossi take his second win of 2014, with Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith also on the podium. Marc Marquez crashed out of an incident packed race whilst leading and Dani Pedrosa was forced to retire after being clipped by Iannone. Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) started from eighth on the grid in his 250th appearance in the premier class and was there to take advantage as Marquez crashed out of the race lead with 10 laps to go. It is Rossi’s 108th career win and his 82nd in the top class of Grand Prix racing. The result is…
  • Moto2™: Marvelous Maverick Viñales takes the win in exciting Australian contest

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    The Moto2™ race at Phillip Island saw an intriguing battle at the front won by Maverick Viñales, with Tom Luthi and Tito Rabat also on the podium. The championship fight goes on to Sepang with Mika Kallio finishing fourth to deny Rabat the title for now. It was another brilliant performance from Viñales who took his third win of an excellent rookie season in the intermediate class. Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) took the holeshot from pole but an early mistake saw him drop to seventh with a group of five involving Rabat, Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), Luthi (Interwetten Sitag), Kallio…
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  • RIZOMA Sport Line Grips

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    RIZOMA Sport Line Grips Pricing: $73.00 Machined from aluminium billet for prestige and long service life, it has a racing rubber grip for exceptional reliability and hold. With a vast range of colours available, it suits any model or make. Available in Silver, Black, Gold, Red, or Blue Adapters are required for install on Aprilia RSV4, KTM RC8, MvAgusta Brutale, MV Agusta F4, does not fit BMW. * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping passwords: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders…
  • 93-01 Monster K&N Air Filter Air Box Delete / CNC Fabrication Battery Box

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    K&N Air Filter: Ducati Monster / Supersport Air Box Delete Was: $48.29 Sale: $35.00 Performance filter than installs directly onto the carbs allowing removal of the air box. CNC FABRICATION Battery Box: Monster [CARB Models] Pricing: $129.95 FREE Shipping CNC laser cut aluminum, bent, TIG welded, & vibratory polished: • Provision to reinstall factory rubber battery tray • Utilizes OEM style rubber battery straps • Includes all accessory mounts featured on OEM Air box This kit allows the use of K&N pod filters (sold separately) to be directly mounted onto the carburetor to…
  • HJC RPHA-10 Lorenzo Ghost Helmet

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Now available from Riders Discount, the HJC RPHA-10 Lorenzo Ghost replica helmet! This is not yet listed on the website but if you would like to place an order, give MIKE a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 804. Is email more convenient? Send us a message through the forum or write to us at FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM, and we'll get back to you right away! This is Jorge's first replica helmet with a matte finish, and we have to say, it looks phenomenal. With influences from his "normal" HJC RPHA-10 Lorenzo replica, this was a special edition released in conjunction with the Call of…
  • MOTOWHEELS Headlight 8" to 7" Conversion Ring

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    MOTOWHEELS Headlight Conversion Ring Pricing: $99.95 MOTOWHEELS Headlight Conversion Kit (RING ONLY) which allows the use of most modern 7" headlight. Perfect for updating the look of your Ducati Monster or 2006 Ducati Sport Classic. The beauty of this kit is that it utilizes the OEM Headlight bucket leaving all your mounts & turn signals in the same place, no need to reroute or relocate. Ring works with most 7 inch headlamps. Only works with Ducati headlight buckets that are metal. You will need to use your stock bucket, outer ring, and spring clips. * FREE continental USA shipping…
  • CORSE DYNAMICS Mirror Blockoff: Ducati Monster, Hypermotard, MTS, SF, SC, GT, Diavel

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    CORSE DYNAMICS Mirror Blockoff: Ducati Monster, Hypermotard, MTS, SF, SC, GT, & Diavel Price: $14.95 CNC machined billet plug cleans up the look of the cockpit, ultra low head allows for a much cleaner look than installing an allen bolt or turning the mount upside down (which can result in a dented tank). Available in black, red, gold, or silver to fit the Brembo master cylinders on the Ducati Monster, Hypermotard, MTS, SF, SC, GT, and Diavel Sold each, must buy two in order to block off both mirrors. * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use…
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    Harley Davidson News

  • Harley-Davidson (HOG) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Harley-Davidson will post its Q314 quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 21st. Analysts expect Harley-Davidson to post earnings of $0.60 per share and revenue of $1.14 billion for the quarter.
  • Harley-Davidson Earnings Preview: Expect Lower Wholesale Shipments In The U.S.

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Wholesale shipments in developed markets- U.S. forms almost two-thirds of Harley- Davidson's annual shipments, and Europe another 15-20%, highlighting the company's dependence on these markets. Street motorcycle sales- The new lightweight bikes have been launched in the U.S., India, Spain, Portugal and Italy, and the company expects to ship 7,000-10,000 units this year itself.
  • Probing the legacy of the motorcycle jacket

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Personal protection was the big attraction of the first motorcycle jackets, which early 20th-century riders donned as indispensable body armor. But despite the advantages of these full-length steerhide and horsehide coats in terms of function, it wasn't until the development of the classic waist-length model in the late 1920s that this soon-to-be iconic piece of American apparel started to take on the role of a globally recognized cultural statement.
  • Tulsa's Myers-Duren Celebrates 100 Years

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Myers-Duren Harley Davidson celebrated its 100th birthday with an open house Tuesday. The business has been selling motorcycles in Tulsa for a century.
  • Ride With The Sons Of Anarchy Cast At 4th Annual Boot Ride And Rally

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Are you a Sons of Anarchy fan? Have you ever wanted to ride with the cast ? Now you're in luck. On , a national nonprofit that works to provides assistance to U.S. military veterans.
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • Driving the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

    Basem Wasef
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    For the original manual-only Aston Martin V12 Vantage, launched in 2010 (as a 2011 model), the British marque stuffed its largest engine into its smallest body. Flash forward three years and the model has become a cult favorite among serious driving enthusiasts. For the 2015 model year, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster draws more power from the naturally aspirated 6-liter engine—565 hp and 457 ft lbs of torque—and is available with a folding soft top. However (and perhaps sadly to some), the manual gear...
  • Dynaudio’s New Xeo Speakers Take Wireless Audio to the Next Level

    Alexander Lamascus
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Following its success with the first-generation Xeo wireless loudspeaker systems, the Danish audio brand Dynaudio has released a second generation. The new Xeo 4 bookshelf speakers ($2,300 per pair) and Xeo 6 floor-standing speakers ($4,000 per pair) come with a handful of upgrades, including compatibility with higher-resolution music files (up to 24 bits/96 kHz), better driver tuning, and improved digital-signal processing. The speakers are made for pairing with the new Xeo Hub ($300), which sends the audio s...
  • Nike and Teague Team Up on an Edgy Jet Design

    Mary Grady
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    As professional sports teams spend half their time on the road, the Seattle design firm Teague has created a jet concept designed to meet their needs. Working in collaboration with the sportswear company Nike, the Teague designers consulted with doctors, coaches, operations staff, and sleep specialists from professional sports teams, as well as with Nike’s designers and training experts. Following this extensive research, Teague concluded that a jet interior customized for a traveling sports team could provide...
  • Sneak Peek: The Beaumont, London

    Jennifer Ashton Ryan
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The restaurateurs behind London’s famed Wolseley brasserie have just opened the Beaumont hotel.  Why Go: For guests who prefer a smaller hotel that is boutique in function but traditional in design, Mayfair’s new Beaumont is a fine choice. The London restaurant firm Corbin & King partnered with the Mayfair-based multinational developer Grosvenor on the 73-room boutique hotel overlooking Grosvenor’s new Brown Hart Gardens rooftop public space. The former garage, built in 1926, was expanded to five s...
  • Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley Offers a $15,000 Travel Package for Wine and Food Lovers

    Anush Benliyan
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Bernardus Lodge & Spa, a wine-country retreat in Carmel Valley, Calif., recently announced a travel package to help celebrate its 15th anniversary. Priced at $15,000, the bundle includes two round-trip flights through the nearby Monterey Regional Airport, a four-night stay in one of the resort’s 625-square-foot suites, a wine tasting at the Bernardus Winery, and a round of golf for two. A hands-on cooking lesson at the resort’s fine-dining restaurant Marinus with chef Cal Stamenov, behind-the-scenes access...
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  • Ride Report: Return from the Edge of Void Rally 9

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    I have returned from peering over the edge of the Void 9. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to everyone who followed along on the SPOT and sent words of encouragement. You guys are the best. The wet weather definitely made for additional challenges. But was I triumphant in my quest? Well, you’ll just have to read the full ride report to find out. Void Rally 9: Roll Me and Call Me the Tumblin’ Dice
  • Greetings from THE VOID

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Off I go in to the Void. It’s my third go ’round for the Void Rally and you’d think I would’ve learned a few things and gained some confidence by now. But? You’d be wrong. As usual, I’m not so sure my route is any good. I’m not so sure I’ve maximized my bonus options to play the YAHTZEE scorecard to it’s full potential. Ahhhh, what the hell. I’m going riding and seeing some cool (silly) stuff along the way. In the rain, of course. You’ll be able to follow my SPOT when I get underway at about 8:50am on Friday 10-10-14. FuzzSpot…
  • Nothing But Rain for Color in the Catskills

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Before we even left Long Island on Friday afternoon, we knew it was going to be rainy on Saturday. The weather forecast called for a 90% chance. The meteorologist was all in. But thankfully, based on the radar it seemed like we’d have clear sunny skies bookending the weekend. So? We’d have a rainy day ride on Saturday. A little rain never hurt anyone. Or maybe it has and we’ve just been fooling ourselves all this time. Pit stop at Kaaterskill Falls. Rain, rain, go away. It was hard to believe what a slow trickle the falls was this year. This is what it has looked like in…
  • The VOID Rally 9 – Yahtzee!

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    This week I received my rally flag for the 9th VOID Rally. Say hello to Rider 52. New for this year is a Yahtzee game component to the rally. As if I didn’t have enough of a hard time completing the rally as it was The 24 hour rally kicks off on Friday October 10th. Scoring will open at 1:30pm on Saturday with 4:00 pm being the DNF cutoff. If all goes well and based on past performance, I will already have my paperwork turned in, have been scored and be in the process of enjoying a delicious nap by the time that deadline occurs. Over the course of the next few days I will have a mental…
  • The Third Largest Garden Gnome… In the World

    5 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Oh, hey. Yeah, that’s me and my dude Chomsky. He’s like… the 3rd largest garden gnome. IN THE WORLD. No big whoop. Gnome on the Grange Gnome Chomsky at Kelder’s Farm 5755 Route 209 Accord, New York, 12404 Streetview
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    XS650 Chopper

  • Race Bobber

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Georg – This is my first XS 650 and I want to customize this bike very cool. I spend one an half years work on it and a lot of money. Continue Reading →
  • Jeremy shaw – 1980 xs650 bobber

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Jeremy shaw – Took 7 months to build, it’s my first build ever, finished today , put 30 miles on it, best feeling ever, tons of one off parts, stock engine Continue Reading →
  • Old No. 7

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Chaos – This bile was a build my pops and I took on a few years back. It was a chanhe of pace for both of us, and a damn good Continue Reading →
  • XS650 TRIKE

    11 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Duane – I named this Sweet Chariot. I finished this on the 4th of July. Home made springer and rear end.  It has a homemade rear end, the spider gears Continue Reading →
  • M.I.L.F. revisited

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Bryon – Well it’s been a while but the MILF is back with a few changes. After loosing 1st gear and finding out The first year bikes are a breed Continue Reading →
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    Cycle Trader Insider - Motorcycle Blog by Cycle Trader

  • Testing Out the TomTom Rider GPS

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    GPS systems are no longer just for those on four wheels!  The TomTom Rider is stepping in as a motorcyclist’s co-pilot.  Allowing riders to navigate the roads at their own pace (Quickest Route or Winding Route), the Rider features several specs that help you to get the most out of your two-wheeled trip down the street or across the country!TomTom recently sent a Rider GPS to have one of our fans test out, and we selected fellow rider John Santoni to take this GPS out in the field.  His thoughts allowed us to get a feel for the capabilities and usability of…
  • 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…
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  • Exclusive Interview with Paolo Ciabatti Ducati Corse’s MotoGP Project Director

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Dear Brothers , It has been very Interesting year for Ducati In 2014 season of MotoGP. With the full Involvement of former Aprillia WSBK Chief Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati little by little Try to solve their last years’s problem. With the advantage of taking Open Class option, Ducati have obviously more freedom to develope bike during the season and we can see Ducati GP14 transform to GP14.1 and Gp14.2. To knowing further about Ducati Corse update, I spoke to Ducati Corse’s MotoGP Project Director, Paolo Ciabatti in a nearly 15 minutes long Interview at Ducati Hospitality Motegi Circuit last…
  • First Riding Impression 2015 Yamaha R25 . . . Acceleration and top speed

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Yamaha Indonesia has made the way clear for R25 to show off after the wrap has been unveiled. But, in term of performance bike, the latest beauty from Pulogadung-based company’s stall must be brought to real terrain, at least on the tarmac of circuit and Sentul is the best option for this aim. I’am very lucky to have ridden the beautiful beast for 20 laps throughout the day in Sentul circuit, which 11 laps of the figure were meant to measure R25 performance using racelogic and 14 drag test for acceleration has been attempted within the figure of 11 laps. All records of the drag test…
  • JAVA ENDURANCE Suzuki Inazuma Keliling Pulau Jawa 2.500 KM – Release

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    Jakarta, PT. Suzuki Indomobil Sales (PT. SIS) menjawab tantangan yang diberikan majalah JIP dan tabloid MOTOR Plus melalui 2 unit Suzuki Inazuma yang akan melakukan penjelajahan mengelilingi keindahan alam Pulau Jawa dalam kegiatan bernama Java Endurance. Penjelajahan dengan kombinasi on-road dan off-road sejauh 2.500 KM akan dihadapi mulai 1 September 2014 dan berlangsung selama 10 hari dengan tujuan untuk membuktikan ketangguhan dan ketahanan Suzuki Inazuma, street bike touring yang berpenampilan modern, stylish dan elegan. Pelepasan keberangkatan peserta Java Endurance dilakukan di pom…
  • 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…
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    Dale Franks

  • 2014 Orange County International Auto Show

    Dale Franks
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Today was the annual Orange County Auto Show. I went and took a few pictures of things that interested me. All of the pics are linked to the big, hi-res versions. Enjoy the pics, and the commentary as well. One of the first things you saw when you entered the hall was this very nice, perfectly preserved–or restored– Mercedes 190E It still looks good today.   I really liked the color of this 2015 Ford Edge. It’s unusual, but attractive. In recent years, it’s been really hard to find a car that’s painted a real color. Everything is black, white, or some shade of gray,…
  • The “Almost” Problem

    Dale Franks
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    2015 Acura TLX 3.5L Soichiro Honda (1906-1991) was an automotive genius. In 1958, he created the Honda Supercub, about the least motorcycle you can buy, but which is still produced in many countries. There have been over 60 million Supercubs produced, making it the best-selling vehicle ever produced.  His Honda Civic and Accord led the Japanese charge in the 1970s to overturn the Big Four’s control of the American auto market. The company he created, Honda Motor Co. Ltd., is the world’s number one producer of internal combustion engines. In 1986, it became the first Japanese automaker to…
  • Time Travel

    Dale Franks
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Suzuki is best known for two motorcycles: the Hyabusa, long known as the fastest production motorcycle in the world, and the GSX-R750, a bike that provides nearly suberbike performance at the weight of a 650cc supersport. But, alongside those two motorcycles is a third model that holds a special place in many people’s hearts: the V-Strom. For 2014, Suzuki has given the V-Strom a complete overhaul. Not that they had a choice. New adventure bikes like the Yamaha Super Tenere and KTM 1190 Adventure, and old standbys like the BMW R1200GS were becoming so…
  • Outdoorsy Communism

    Dale Franks
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    2015 Subaru Outback Years ago, the Subaru Outback was the car of bucolic rural types who needed a car with some hauling capacity, and the ability traverse muddy dirt roads. Somewhere along the line, the Outback was discovered by outdoorsy communists and ladies with short-hair and broad shoulders. Since then, it’s become an increasingly upmarket vehicle, probably because Trotskyites have always been a little hazy about financial matters, so they’re easier to fleece. In fact, despite a base MSRP of $24,895, you probably won’t be able to find an Outback at any dealership selling for less…
  • Hash Tag Game

    Dale Franks
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    Tonight there was a hashtag game on Twitter called “Explain a Film Plot Badly”. I thought I would play the game for a while, but I think I got a bit carried away. Here are my entries to the game. How many of these movies do you recognize? An ex-Marine officer returns home and takes over the family business started by his Italian immigrant father. A private eye is confused by an attractive woman and her sister/daughter. A young farm boy learns about religion, kisses his sister, joins an insurgent group, and blows up a military base. A bar owner in Morocco befriends a local policeman. A…
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    Motocross Press

  • Yamaha Extends Realationship with Star Racing

    Scott Lukaitis
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Courtesy of YamahaCypress, CA. October 8, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is pleased to announce a multiyear extension to our relationship with Championship-Winning Star Racing through a new contract that will see the successful team race YZ250Fs in both the AMA Supercross and Outdoor series. This year was a breakout year for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team. The winning train left the station at the final Supercross round in Las Vegas and continued to roll as the team dominated the 2014 Outdoor Nationals, taking home 6 out of a possible 12 overall wins behind the powerhouse duo of…
  • Team BTO Sports/KTM/WPS Signs Justin Brayton

    Scott Lukaitis
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Courtesy of BTO Sports Racing Camarillo, CA (Oct.1, 2014) - Team BTO Sports-KTM-WPS is pleased to announce the signing of Justin Brayton for the 2015 and 2016 racing  seasons. He will be lining up aboard his BTO Sports-KTM-WPS 450SX-F, contesting both the AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross Championships.  Joining the team alongside returning teammate Andrew Short makes the BTO Sports-KTM-WPS race team a top contender for the upcoming season. Brayton will make his team debut this weekend at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm."I am so excited to take this next step in my career with…
  • O'Neal Racewear Signs Blake Baggett

    Scott Lukaitis
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Courtesy of O'Neal O’Neal welcomes Factory Yoshimura Suzuki Team Member Blake Baggett for 2015 and 2016!  Blake having won both a 250 Outdoor National Championship and multiple AMA Supercross Lites events comes into 2015 ready do battle in his first 450 season.“Coming into my rookie 450 season I am excited to be working with the guys at O’NealL.  The gear fits fantastic and I am eager to put my new gear and my new team out on the track in the 450 class ” said Baggett.Marc Shear, O’Neals’s race director says, “We are very excited to be working with Blake. After his…
  • Arai Helmets Signs Justin Barcia

    Scott Lukaitis
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Courtesy of Arai Helmets  Arai Helmet, Inc. is proud to announce a two-year deal that will see Justin “Bam Bam” Barcia wear Arai helmets in both AMA Supercross and Outdoor racing.  Barcia, the 2011 and 2012 250SX East Coast champion, will wear Arai’s all-new VX-Pro4 model. “Everyone knows Arai builds some of the best helmets in the world,” said Barcia. “The protection, fit and comfort of my VX-Pro4 will be a huge asset when I take to the track this season.”An intense competitor with a hard-charging style, Barcia’s pro career began in 2009, which saw him take home the…
  • Fly Signs Weston Peick

    Scott Lukaitis
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Courtesy of Fly RacingSeptember 26, 2014 – Boise, ID – FLY Racing is proud to announce a renewed partnership with privateer standout, and now Joe Gibbs Racing rider, Weston Peick. Peick has been a part of the FLY Racing family for five years with many more to come. Peick will compete in the full AMA 450 Monster Energy Supercross series as well as the full AMA MX Sports Outdoor National Series aboard his Joe Gibbs Racing Yamaha. Craig Shoemaker, CEO of Western Power Sports/FLY Racing, had this to say about the renewed partnership “We are excited to continue our relationship with such a…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • Sidi All Road Gore-Tex Boots: Anywhere You Go

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    So, right now tons of new info is coming out of the American International Motorcycle Expo in Florida. Some of our top gear dudes have shunned the cool autumn weather here in Philly and made the trip so as to get hands on with the recent releases and keep you informed to the max. One of the newest pieces of gear that has them stoked is the brand new Sidi All Road Gore-Tex Boots.While the technical specs are still quite hidden, what is known is that these boots are going to be juggernauts of the all-weather riding crowd. Solidly constructed and burly, but sleek enough to offer fantastic…
  • Sidi Tour & Sidi Rain: All Weather Options

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    The RevZilla Gear Guys are down in sunny (and warm!) Florida at the moment at the American International Motorcycle Expo to get a good sense of the latest and greatest in the land of upcoming motorcycle gear releases. As we are getting information back here at HQ in Philly, we are working hard and fast to get that turned around and back out to you! Informed riders are the best riders. That’s how we do!Though there is very little with regard to new tech specs or upgrades available at the moment, it has been confirmed that there will be a new Sidi Tour Rain Boot available in the near future.
  • Sidi Traffic 2, Tour, and Mag-1 Boots: It's All About the Air

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    While the rest of us up north are looking headlong into the impending winter months, the fine folks down in Florida are still enjoying the perpetual summer. Ugh, must be nice. The theme of warm weather seems to have been on Sidi’s mind this year at the American International Motorcycle Expo (that just so happens to be held in… you guessed it, Florida). The breaking news is that they have just unveiled 3 new Air models designed to keep your feet cool when the temperatures get hot.The first new boot is going to be the Sidi Traffic 2 Air Boots. These will continue the classic look of the…
  • Schuberth M1 Helmet: The Best on the Menu

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Have you ever had the finest glass of wine on the menu? How about the best seat in the house? The classiest car on the lot? Well, you get the picture. When it comes to open-faced helmets, that list pretty much begins and ends with the brand new Schuberth M1 Helmet.While Schuberth has been at the very top of the proverbial mountain with regard to helmets and helmet technology for decades, the new M1 marks their most recent foray into open-faced lids for the American market. Specially developed to offer an astounding plethora of variations and assorted options, the M1 will come with speakers…
  • Scorpion EXO-R710 Crystal and Focus: Great Options

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:04 pm
    If you want to ride a motorcycle, the best thing you can do is learn how to ride it properly and to gear up the right way. Looking “cool”, while very important, should be somewhat lower on the list. While Scorpion can’t really help too much with the first one, they can certainly offer the safety part… and bring in the fashion too!With the Scorpion EXO-R710 Crystal Helmet, you will get a moderately priced option that makes use of some seriously great features. From the AirFit pump system that offers customizable fitment, to the 3 shell sizes designed to minimize drag and buffeting…
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  • 1985 BMW R80 ST by Fuel Motorcycles

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. As static pieces of motorcycle art the creations of Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles are perfectly at home amongst the best in the business. The fact that they also excel at the tough world of long distance trial riding is truly incredible. Inspired by the heyday of International Six Days Trials proprietor of Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles Karles Vives builds some of the most battle hardened customs on the planet, not built just to look like they can take on desserts, they can and do! So when Didier, a French customer saw Fuel’s own R80 STrial, he made the call and ordered one…
  • ‘65 Harley Ironhead – Hazan Motorworks

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    “Art” is a word thrown around in the presence of many a creative human endeavour. Which is all good and well if your area of interest is music, painting and the like. And that’s because those particular means of expression require you to start with nothing before you have something. But when it comes to custom motorcycles, this is all flipped on its head. Why, you ask? It’s because 99% of all custom bike builds start with a factory-finished product that is subtracted from and tweaked until what’s left is deemed “finished.” But not this bike. This bike has been…
  • Honda XRE300 by Shibuya Garage

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Written by Ian Lee. The Honda XRE300 is a dual sport bike manufactured for the South American market. Honda called it “aggressive looking” but in reality it is one fugly machine – with a pointy plastic nose that looks like a large bird beak. The XRE was the donor given to the team at Shibuya Garage in São Paolo to create a stripped back, brat style bike. Owner and designer of Shibuya, Teydi Deguchi, took the brief and got to work transforming this ugly duckling. The goal was to build a bike with a lightweight aesthetic and pure brat style look, which would be perfect…
  • ‘79 Honda CX500 – 502 Moto

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    It’s a truism to say that most builders have a kind of love/hate relationship with their project bikes. From the elation experienced when a seat comes together perfectly with a frame to the utter torment of broken bolts, mysterious misfires and parts that magic themselves into other dimensions after they hit the floor, it’s more than common for builds to drag their makers through a gamut of emotions. But I think it’s fair to say that Brad White from Louisville, Kentucky’s 502 Moto has a painful build story that beats most. And when I say painful, I mean just that.
  • 2014 Bonneville Speed Trials

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Written by Pierre Robichaud. Bonneville. It conjures up many a mental image. To the average Joe, it means that motorcycle movie with the guy who played Hannibal Lecter… if it registers at all. And to most of us, it refers to a legendary bike and a popular Utah destination toward the top of our bucket list. But to an increasingly rare breed, its true meaning can only understood by actually experiencing it. Prior to going to the Bonneville Speed Trials, formerly BUB, my perception was that it was ruled by motorcycle companies and rich people there to break records. But to my…
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    Everyday Riding

  • Motorcycle First Thursday–October 2014

    Chris Luhman
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Last week was Motorcycle First Thursday at Dulono’s Pizza in Minneapolis. It rained heavily most of the day, so attendance via motorcycle was very low. I counted eight bikes including my own. I’ve seen more riders in December! It was quite a difference from September which had the parking lot crawling with people and the air buzzing with motorcycle exhaust. Inside was warm and full of people talking bikes. I chatted with a few friends before calling it an early night. The rain finally stopped before I left which made the ride home much more enjoyable. I love the crisp feeling of a night…
  • Chipotle And Legos

    Chris Luhman
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    At lunch the other day, I was checking my email. In it, was a message from Richard saying he was in Minneapolis for a few days. Our schedules lined up, so we made plans to get together. We met at the Mall of America. It was convienient given our transportation restrictions: neither of us had a car and he had no riding gear. While discussing food options, we walked passed a Chipotle. Richard commented he had never been to one. I insisted that he try it then. It is one of my fave fast food places... well really the only one I will eat at. We got our food and caught up with the legos looking…
  • Last RiderCoach Night of the Season

    Chris Luhman
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Earlier this month was the last RiderCoach track night of the season. We get together once a month on a closed course to enjoy practicing our riding skills in a safer environment while having a lot of fun. The weather was beautiful. I was surprised more coaches didn’t show up to ride. It was nice to catch up with those who did. I only ran a few laps on my SV650. I was tired, so I didn’t push it by running fast. It was more fun to relax and watch the other riders. My friend Rick showed up with his FJ1200 Sidecar. He let me take it for a few laps around the track. It was very fun. At first,…
  • A Heated Gear Kind of Day

    Chris Luhman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    This morning was my first ride of the fall requiring heated gear. It was just over 40F when I left the house this morning. I rode the SV650 which has no windshield, so the wind blast went straight into me. I was happy to have the warm heat of my Gerbing heated coat. I just received the temp controller back from a warranty replacement. The main cord has failed. It was replaced under the warranty without much hassle. I’m looking forward to it keeping me warm as the temperature drops. It’s very convenient to dial up some more heat with just the turn of a finger. The ride was beautiful this…
  • Sidecar + Trailer = Mulch Hauler

    Chris Luhman
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Thanks to my friend Joe, I finally got the trailer wiring sorted on my Ural and on my DIY trailer. I wrote about the hitch I installed several years ago here: Ural Trailer Hitch. I’d been using the hitch to haul my bicycle, but always wanted to get a trailer going. Why not make a slow vehicle slower right?? I spent a few hours on the wiring and didn’t get anywhere; conversely, Joe figured it out in less than an hour. The Ural comes with a six post connector under the seat. We used a six to five converter and then a five to four converter. It works great! The wiring and hitch can also…
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    Zen Motorcyclist

  • Under Asian Skies – The World is Colorful, Complex and Beautiful

    Henry Yampolsky
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    If you had spent any time lately watching any of the mainstream news, it is easy to begin viewing the world as a diabolical, scary place, occupied by either victims or perpetrators. However, not everyone ascribes to the mainstream media’s view. The recently released audio version of Sam Manicom’s Under Asian Skies provides one of the best alternatives. The book is a sequence to Manicom’s debut travelogue, Into Africa, and picks up right where Into Africa left off. After spending a year as a relatively new motorcyclist touring the African continent, Manicom and his trusted…
  • 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…
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Apparently it’s not too early to introduce 2016 models, even though it isn’t even 2015 yet. At least Suzuki thinks so with the unveiling of the new GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F naked and sport-touring bikes based on the GSX-R1000 sportbikes. As you would assume, the GSX-S’s feature a retuned version of the gixxer’s 999cc inline-four cylinder […]
  • 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3: BRP’s Muscle Trike

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the all-new 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 is its aggressive look. By comparison Can-Am’s previous iterations were, well, kind of cute—for lack of a better word. The F3 has the muscle to back up its new posture too. The power plant is a Rotax sourced 1,330cc in-line triple […]
  • RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Florian Neuhauser

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, next up, RoadRUNNER‘s Senior Editor, Florian Neuhauser. Name: Florian Neuhauser Current […]
  • Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour Ithaca, New York

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Ithaca, NY Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s February 2010  issue.
  • Trans America Trail: The Wrath of Big Windy!

    Joseph Trey
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Good morning Shady Cove! This appears to be it . . . the last official day of the TAT. By tonight we should arrive in Port Orford. I make a cup of coffee and walk down to the Rogue River and call the Castaway By The Sea to confirm our reservation for later tonight. A […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Fate Customs Honda CB550

    Geoff Baldwin
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    I think that custom bike builds generally come in two forms. There are those built to adhere to a particular style or genre such as Cafe Racers or Choppers that feature all the "required" modifications and design elements to be considered a correct representation of that style. Then there's the builds that are created purely as a form self expression. Both of these approaches share similarities, but the big difference is that a bike built as an expression of personal style gives its builder the freedom to do what ever they want. Which way is better? Neither, but if I've…
  • Tank Moto issue 5

    Geoff Baldwin
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It's hard to believe it's already been 3 months since we released issue 4 of Tank Moto! Just like the previous issues Tank Moto 5 is packed with awesome moto features. Grab yourself a copy to see some stunning custom builds from around Australia and the rest of the world, cool artist features, new bike reviews and custom motorcycle event coverage...Read more »Return of the Cafe Racers    |    Facebook    |    Twitter    |    Pinterest
  • BMW K1200RS KAgusta

    Geoff Baldwin
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    When someone describes a bike as a clean build you usually expect it to be something pretty special and I can tell you this is one of the cleanest I've seen. Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Irv Seaver Motorcycles in Orange, California, this K1200RS powered Cafe Racer is the work of BMW K expert Larry Romestant. While many BMW fans write the K series bikes off as "flying bricks" Larry spends his time to re-engineering them into unique, expertly built custom creations. With a background in mechanical and manufacturing engineering and component design Larry has an…
  • Kommune Forty-Eight Sportster K1

    Geoff Baldwin
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    If you were given the opportunity to customise a brand new bike with the support of a major motorcycle manufacturer what would you do? This was exactly what happened to myself and the team at the Kustom Kommune back in April of this year when Harley-Davidson offered our communal workshop a brand new Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Sportster and the freedom to do with it whatever we wanted. What we decided to do was to completely transform the Sportster and turn it into a bike that could be maintained and serviced using the modest facilities at the Kommune workshop. The result is the Kommune…
  • Kruz Triumph Daytona 1000

    Geoff Baldwin
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    And here I was thinking the best thing to come out of Belgium was chocolates and Jean Claude Van Damme! Straight out of Kruz Co. Cycles in Brussels comes this unique 1000cc Triumph Daytona purchased for peanuts and modified for even less. You'd never guess this was a build done on a tight budget though. Kruz workshop team Brice and "The Admiral" pulled out all the stops to get their KC#2 Daytona build completed for a minuscule budget and they've applied some clever concepts to create it's unique look.Read more »Return of the Cafe…
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  • Hyosung GV650 Review

    David Gulliver
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    When we last checked in with David Gulliver he was sharing his lust and love for the middleweight cruiser segment. David ended up buying a Hyosung GV650, a relatively unknown and misunderstood motorcycle. Armed with 10,000 miles of experience, he’s back with a Hyosung GV650 review. My disappointment in not being able to afford the ... The post Hyosung GV650 Review appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Win One of Three Free Harley-Davidson Street 750s

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has once again partnered with the Movember in support of men's health. That means you've got a chance to Win a Free Harley-Davidson Street 750, one of the first of these motorcycles to arrive in Canada. Deeley's been taking the Movember partnership seriously. Over the past three years, the H.D. network (associates, retailers, and H.O.G. Members) have contributed over $500,000 in support of the campaign. Nice! The post Win One of Three Free Harley-Davidson Street 750s appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Motorcycles vs. Cars: At The Track (Videos)

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    There’s a new four part video series out that compares motorcycles vs. cars at the track. The series is a collaboration between Evo Magazine and Bike Social, looking at the friendly rivalry between the biking and car community. Two Wheels or Four is the question being asked. The aim of the series is to translate ... The post Motorcycles vs. Cars: At The Track (Videos) appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Please Don’t Ask Me to Share Your Useless Infographic

    7 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Thinking of submitting an infographic to YouMotorcycle? Read this first. Twice this week I was asked to share a pretty useless infographic. An infographic that added absolutely no value to the lives of nine out of ten motorcyclists. The subject of the infographic? What particular motorcyclist at what particular race track was wearing a particular ... The post Please Don’t Ask Me to Share Your Useless Infographic appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Oneitis & Motorcycles

    3 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There are words that describe human conditions that are used by psychiatrists, doctors, and counsellors… Then there are the words that we, the every man (or every woman) uses. Words like stage five clinger, creeping, and a little gem I learned this week: “Oneitis” – ever heard of it? Oneitis is the obsession with a person you’re sexually ... The post Oneitis & Motorcycles appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • A Quick Fix for Overcoming Arizona Motorcycle Distracted Riding

    Breyer Law Offices
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Distraction isn’t just for motorists, and Arizona motorcycle distracted riding can lead to serious, injurious and deadly accidents if you don’t nip that behavior in the bud. Many motorcycle riders think that it is impossible for them to ride distracted because the experience is different than riding in a car or truck. Although some of the distractions may differ, motorcycle riders are just as susceptible to finding themselves distracted on the road as drivers, and it’s important to recognize that it’s possible, it’s a problem, and that you’ve got to fix it quick in order to keep…
  • The Easiest Way to Stop Gilbert Motorcycle Crashes

    Breyer Law Offices
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Gilbert motorcycle crashes happen regularly, as do all other types of accidents in the city and throughout the state of Arizona. Most people think that just because these incidents are referred to as “accidents,” there’s nothing that can be done to prevent them, except to hope that they don’t happen again, and that the people they love are not involved in them. But the truth is that hoping for the best will not help your loved ones prevent a motorcycle crash, and it won’t help you stay safe on the road, either. The easiest way to truly keep yourself safe on the road when you’re…
  • Rainy Day Riding Tips for Preventing Flagstaff Motorcycle Collisions

    Breyer Law Offices
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    You know that you can pray for good weather throughout Arizona, but no matter what the weatherman says, the skies will do what they want. The problem with inclement weather in Arizona is that a beautiful day can turn into a rainy day with only a moment’s notice, and riders just like you may already be out on the road when the water starts to come pouring down from the sky. It’s important to always be prepared for the changing of the skies in Flagstaff and elsewhere throughout the state so that you don’t find yourself in a bad situation that you can’t get out of. Here are some rainy…
  • What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You about Phoenix Motorcycle Accidents

    Breyer Law Offices
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Phoenix motorcycle accidents happen on a daily basis; in fact, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), nearly 10 accidents involving motorcycles happen every day of the year. We are now completely connected to the net, and when we want to learn something, we go to the easiest to find location. In this day and age, that means Wikipedia. But this source can’t always tell you everything that you need to know or want to know. And when it comes to crashes involving motorcycle riders, Wikipedia may be able to tell you statistics, but there are a lot of things that it can’t…
  • 3 Unsafe Arizona Motorcycle Practices You Can Stop Doing Today

    Breyer Law Offices
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    As a rider, no matter how safe you are, there are likely plenty of unsafe Arizona motorcycle practices that you currently engage in that put you at risk of an accident. A great deal of the time, you probably do not even realize that you are doing something dangerous or unsafe, or that could possibly put yourself at greater risk for being involved in a collision, because many motorcycle riders engage in the same behaviors, because they are things you have always done, or because they don’t seem to cause you any harm or trouble. That’s why it is critical to make certain that you pay…
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  • New Graphics For The Retro Bell Bullitt Helmet

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Bell has done it again.  They set the standard for retro vibed motorcycle helmets when they released the Bell Bullitt last year.  The Bullitt is the modernized version of the original Bell Star full face helmet.  The retro helmet style had been done before, but Bell brought it to a whole new level with the luxurious finishes and true to style design of the Bullitt.  Now, Bell is stepping up their game once again with the new graphics available for the Bullitt, including one from the great Roland Sands. RSD Viva Graphic Roland Sands is quite possibly the hottest bike builder on the face of…
  • Cut the Cord with Mobile Warming Heated Gear

    26 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Like it or not, the colder temps are on their way.  When they do arrive, many riders will have had enough and go ahead with winterizing their bikes and begin their descent into Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.  You can avoid being that rider, though, and brave through the cold weather with heated motorcycle gear.  So what gear do you get? Most heated motorcycle apparel needs to be plugged into the motorcycle to draw power.  That’s alright if you want the most power for all day riding on your bike.  But what if you want your heated gear to work off of your bike?  Or what if you just don’t…
  • FXR Realtree Gear for Hunters that Ride

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Hunters and powersports have a long history together.  ATV’s and snowmobiles are often the only way some hunters can reach their destinations and they can make packing the harvested game back to camp much easier.  It’s because of this relationship that it only makes sense that one of the leading powersports apparel manufacturers has released a line of gear that is aimed toward the hunter that rides. FXR Racing and Realtree have partnered together and their 2015 release is sure to have all riding hunters covered.  They have created hunting gear that is specifically made for those who…
  • Alpinestars Jackets for Urban Motorcycle Riders

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It’s a dilemma that many urban riders face all too often.  Do you suit and be safe, but be burdened with your motorcycle gear once you reach your destination or do you risk your safety to be casual and relaxed?  With their Rideout collection, Alpinestars is looking to fix this problem by producing jackets that fit the needs and wants of urban motorcycle riders.  At first glance, these new jackets could fool anyone into thinking that they were just normal, stylish jackets to be worn around town or while doing your favorite outdoor activity.  It’s only when you closely to inspect the…
  • LePera Seats Bring Back Racing Stripes

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    LaPera Seats 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…
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  • Indian Motorcycle Rumbles Into Biketoberfest

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Indian Motorcycle Rumbles Into Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest With the Industry’s Baddest Line-Up of 2015 Bikes Enjoy Entertainment and Demo Rides of the New 2015 Indian Scout, Indian Roadmaster and Indian Chief Models Throughout Grand Opening Weekend of Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its plans for Biketoberfest 2014, which runs today through Sunday, October 19 in Daytona Beach. On the heels of its recent launch of the 2015 Indian Roadmaster and the historic unveiling of the new Indian Scout at the 2014…
  • First Look: The New 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec

    Eric Ellis
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    You would never think coffee and hardware would go together…and make sense. But that’s exactly where we are at with the release of Yamaha Star Motorcycles’ new Bolt C-Spec—all the stripped-down, no-nonsense attitude many have come to love about the Bolt, but with a hot splash of café styling. With a few simple additions and adjustments, the Star Motorcycles design team has turned the Bolt into a café racer for a new generation. While the Star Bolt has only been around for an extremely brief period of time (a little over a year) in the realm of motorcycledom, the spry machine has…
  • 2015 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Roster Announced

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Jason Anderson, Martin Davalos, Zach Bell and Zach Osborne to carry iconic Husqvarna brand back into AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross in 2015 Since the May 2014 announcement of Husqvarna’s return to AMA Pro Racing, the newly formed Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team has been busy assimilating a full roster of riders to compete in the upcoming 2015 AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross Championships. Husqvarna is now proud to announce that Martin Davalos, Zach Bell and Zach Osborne have joined reigning 250 West Supercross Champion Jason Anderson on the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna…
  • Ducati Reveals Its 2015 Scrambler

    Motorcycle Maniac
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Ducati recently released the specs and images of their brand new model, the 2015 Scrambler, and one thing is for certain - while it’s reminiscent of the company’s iconic dirt digger/street cruiser of the ’70s with its bench seat, high handlebars, bucket headlight, and a flat-track inspired body lines, this bike is geared towards a modern crowd that desires styling, rideability, affordability, and quality all wrapped up into one clean and simple package. Attracting A New And Fashionable Crowd 2015 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro The new Ducati Scrambler has a 803cc L-twin…
  • AMA Warns CDC Focus on Ebola, Allocate Funds Towards Disease, Not Motorcycle Helmets

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    With Ebola on American soil and one U.S. child lost to the enterovirus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is trotting out its tired old arguments that it needs more money to respond to such crises, but the American Motorcyclist Association believes the CDC’s problem is misallocation, not insufficient funds. “Instead of focusing on infectious diseases, the CDC has been steadily widening its scope to such things as motorcycle safety, playground equipment, forestry and other issues unrelated to its original mission,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government…
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  • Amp for Iphone: I wanted to love you

    Jeremy Blanchard
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    A yet to be released product for the iPhone really sparked my interest as it addressed one of the major short comings of the iPhone as a media, particularly video, consumption tool. Amp looked to solve this issue by introducing what appeared to be a powered stereo speaker case for the iPhone 5/s. Sure it adds length to the phone but it has perforations on both ends and a battery that charges at the same time, through the same plug, as the iPhone and it gives you stereophonic sound, right? Right? Well not exactly. It does have two speakers, supposedly stereo, but they both reside on the top of…
  • BMW Roadster Family of Motorcycles

    Jeremy Blanchard
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    2015 BMW R1200R – Photo Credit: BMW BMW is a name synonymous with practical well-engineered motorcycles. Among the many BMW motorcycle models throughout the years, the R1200R, and it’s smaller displacement forefathers, has been a stalwart example of the epitome of the BMW Roadster. All was well with BMW until the introduction of the tremendous S1000RR forced them into the race-inspired side of the sport. The S1000RR was a direct attack on the Japanese strongholds in the liter-bike class. It brought super power, traditional modern suspension, and a reasonable price tag. All of a…
  • Cortech Latigo RR Gloves

    Jeremy Blanchard
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Cortech has long positioned itself among the value players of motorcycle accessories. They try to offer more affordably priced items with a quality that is higher than normal for the price. Cortech has had some success with this strategy and has in recent years tried moving a bit up market by offering higher priced items while maintaining their higher than normal-for-the-price quality standard. The Latigo RR gloves fall in between, acting as a bridge between their upper and lower priced models. Being one of Cortech’s mid-tier offerings means it gets a full leather construction with TPU hard…
  • Off-Roading on Track-Day Tires

    Jeremy Blanchard
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    This past Saturday I was able to revel in my naiveté and take my 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400SM shod with Michelin Pilot One track-day tires off road for my first ‘real’ excursion off of a paved surface. When I bought my DR-Z400SM, it was after a long internal debate finally acknowledging that while I ride primarily on-road I was, and am, dirt-curious. I purchased the bike used and the previous owner had put sticky street tires because unlike me he has several other dirt bikes. I haven’t wanted to pay for new tubes and tires so I have left them on, even though I have flirted with…
  • Top 5 Moto-Commuting Pack-alongs

    Jeremy Blanchard
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Can you fit two dozen donuts in your tail bag? After years of commuting nine months out of the year in the Boston area I have gravitated toward the following items as my “don’t leave home without ‘em” list. This article assumes you have a means of carrying several things with you on your motorcycle commute. 1. Smart Phone It is not by accident that the smart phone is first on our list of pack-alongs for commuters. It serves as a location tracker, for when you actually want someone to be able to find you, a traffic notifier, a means to call for help, a GPS, a camera for…
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    Bel-Ray Racing Photos, News, Racing, and more.

  • Bel-Ray Racer Alfredo Gomez Wins Extreme Enduro Lagares

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Husqvarna Dominate Extreme XL Lagares-Alfredo Gomez leads home an all Husqvarna Motorcycles podium Words and photos by Husqvarna Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Alfredo Gomez and Graham Jarvis, together with Husqvarna Spain supported rider Mario Roman, have filled the podium at the 2014 edition of Extreme XL Lagares. Leading the way, Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Alfredo Gomez captured his debut Hard Enduro win and brought to an end what’s been a difficult year due to illness and injury. Fresh off his strong ride at the recent Red Bull Sea to Sky in Turkey, Gomez entered the event in…
  • Bel-Ray Racer Jason Anderson Wins Sweden Supercross

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Anderson and Husqvarna: winning combination in Sweden’s Supercross Jason Anderson, ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’s recent signing made a winning debut ride on the Husqvarna FC 450 on Saturday at the 24MX Supercross in Stockholm. His victory in the Swedish capital was highly symbolic as it also represented the brand’s successful return to its spiritual homeland. Words and photos by Husqvarna. Photographer: Campelli M. Anderson wins 24MX Supercross by impressive margin in debut ride on Husqvarna Anderson and Husqvarna: a winning combination at 24MX SX in Sweden. Even in early…
  • Bel-Ray Racer Andrew DeLong 3rd at Mountain Ridge GNCC

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    Words and images courtesy Husqvarna. Photo Credit Shan Moore Despite tough weather conditions Factory Husqvarna’s newly crowned National Enduro Champion Andrew DeLong finished third in Rd. 11, the Mountain Ridge GNCC after rain left the rocky course extremely slippery. DeLong called it a tough day, as he battled with the stacked field and the wet conditions on his FC 350, but still managed to finish on the XC1 Pro podium with his third-place finish. DeLong: “I got out to a good start and went into the woods about eight or ninth. I started picking guys off, but kept falling on the…
  • Bel-Ray Racer Andrew DeLong is AMA National Enduro Champion

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong is AMA National Enduro Champion Factory Husqvarna racers ended the 2014 US National Enduro Series on a high note this weekend, with Andrew DeLong capturing the championship, and Russell Bobbitt taking the overall win at the series finale in Matthews, Indiana Words and photos by Husqvarna. The Husqvarna duo blitzed their way through the “epic conditions” at the Muddobbers National Enduro, and both finished on the overall podium with Bobbitt on the top step and DeLong in third. All Andrew DeLong needed was a thirteenth place finish to wrap up the title, but…
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  • sneak preview | tribute bike from k-kustoms

    Adrian S
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Ariez at K-Kustom (Kopi Kustom) sent some preview pics of his latest project. It’s a tribute to the Majapahit Empire from the Island of Java (modern day Indonesia, a.k.a. K-Kustom Country). The Empire spanned across what we now call Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and beyond.  From my understanding the motorcycle is going to be a tribute to ... The post sneak preview | tribute bike from k-kustoms appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • what’s up at bullit custom cycles

    Adrian S
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    After talking about Toronto’s Mods and Rockers rally and his custom Yamaha Virago 750 Cafe Racer build, we thought we’d see what else Rob at Bullit Custom Cycles was up to. I’m adding new parts to my website, expanding the line of Billet Triples which is up to 30+ and will include the Virago, GSXR ... The post what’s up at bullit custom cycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • yamaha virago 750 cafe racer by bullit custom cycles

    Adrian S
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    We got in touch with Rob Bullit at Bullit Custom Cycles about his custom Yamaha Virago 750 Cafe Racer. The motorcycle was handed over to its new owner a few months at the 2014 Toronto Mods and Rockers. The engine was stripped, disassembled, resealed with new gaskets, new rings, and new stainless bolts. The cylinders ... The post yamaha virago 750 cafe racer by bullit custom cycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • the many faces of steve’s custom gsx1100

    Adrian S
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Got an email from buddy Steve in August his multi-faceted custom GSX1100. Steve’s Suzuki has gone from supersport, to chopper, to trike. Check it out! The project started with a donor bike Suzuki GS 1100X / GSX1100, an unlikely candidate as either a trike or a chopper. Stock the motor has sixteen valves and makes ... The post the many faces of steve’s custom gsx1100 appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • how to build a honda cb750 cafe racer in 4 minutes

    Adrian S
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Cognito Moto is the lovechild of a couple guys who like motorcycles and cafe racers, a lot. They’re also site supporters, meaning they pay the bills around here, so you should visit their website. Before you do that, check out this video, where they show you how to build a Honda CB750 Cafe Racer in ... The post how to build a honda cb750 cafe racer in 4 minutes appeared first on bikerMetric.
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR68: Vintage Aircraft Association Fly In

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    This week I took a ride down to Camden, SC – a former Army Air Base from World War II, for a Vintage Airplane Fly In.  Of course I took the scenic route and reflect back on things that once were, and where things may end up in the future.  Sometimes it’s easy to miss […]
  • WRR67: The Kawasaki H2R, How Much Power is Too Much?

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    This was an exciting week to be a motorcycle enthusiast. Dozens of new motorcycle designs were unveiled at INTERMOT, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair in Cologne, Italy. Perhaps the most anticipated though, was the new Kawasaki H2. Kawasaki had been teasing this bike for the entire month of September, allowing only small glimpses […]
  • WRR66: Be Prepared for Fall Riding

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    It’s official: summer is over, and right on cue we got a cold front and rainy weather. As if someone upstairs flipped a switch and turned on fall riding weather. Yesterday it actually caught me by surprise, since it’s been pleasant and warm for the past week or two. On my way home from work […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – AeroMoto Corsa Air Leather Motorcycle Pants

    Joe Rider
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the AeroMoto Corsa Air Leather Motorcycle Pants                     Display Name: TheGerman   MN Low Cost but Quality Leather Pants Cons: New leather is very slippery, ruff it up before hang off Date Submitted: September […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jackets

    Joe Rider
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jackets Display Name: foothills Cons: None Date Submitted: July 18th, 2014 Pros:  Versatile for various weather conds, Comfortable, well made Fantastic jacket. I have the high viz yellow. Have used it from 37 degrees with all three […]
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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • Indian Dealer In CT Possibly By Spring

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    TERRYVILLE, CT – It was at today’s “Indian Summer” motorcycle show at Chute Gates Steakhouse here that Dennis Bolduc talked expansion plans, confirming that his Indian Motorcycle of Springfield (MA) dealership may be getting a sibling store in Middletown, CT in the spring. “We’ve got a site in mind,” said Bolduc, owner of the current […] The post Indian Dealer In CT Possibly By Spring appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • New Bolt Version for 2015 Called C-Spec

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Yamaha’s Star cruiser brand today unveiled a new, third version of its Bolt model for 2015. Called the C-Spec, this Bolt features clip-on handlebars, fork gaiters, a removable passenger seat cowl and “sport cafe paint and graphics. Available in silver or green, the Bolt C-Spec joins the existing base Bolt and upgraded Bolt R-Spec. It […] The post New Bolt Version for 2015 Called C-Spec appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Triumph Thunderbird LT Superb Heavyweight

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    Motorcycle manufacturers love to embellish when describing their offerings, so it’s only natural to skim over some of the descriptions used by Triumph regarding its Thunderbird LT model – lines such as “premium class touring cruiser” and “world’s largest parallel twin motorcycle engine.” More to the point is how does the bike ride? RIDE-CT / […] The post Triumph Thunderbird LT Superb Heavyweight appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Triumph Recalling Street Triple

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Triumph is recalling more than 1,300 of its 2012 and 2013 Street Triple R models because of possible loose bolts. The bikes, built between July 1, 2012 ad Oct. 1, 2013 and having ABS, have “four bolts that secure the two cable guides on either side of the headstock” that do not contain threadlock. The […] The post Triumph Recalling Street Triple appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Kawasaki Brings Versys 1000 to U.S.

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Kawasaki’s long-running, 649cc Versys model is getting a larger sibling. The company announced today that the Versys 1000 will finally be sold in the U.S. as a 2015 model, with both versions coming in an “LT” configuration. The larger Versys has been sold elsewhere in the world since the 2012 model year. The Versys 1000 LT […] The post Kawasaki Brings Versys 1000 to U.S. appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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  • Handmade Kubotan

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I reckon that this is the first 2stroke irrelevant post in this blog... and it's about a handmade Kubotan. It is a self-defense keychain weapon, that I constructed as a gift. I just wanted to share some pics from the whole process and take a small break from messing with motorcycles ...but keep tight, fresh two stroke stuff coming soon.Some info :aerospace grade aluminum alloy,knurling pattern on three places that came out really nice,paracord style "box knot"and Krav Maga logo on one end.Have Fun!
  • Honda Nsr250 boost bottle blank plugs

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    I've used some acetal to make a couple blank plugs on the lathe, as to remove the Nsr250 boost bottles. Here are a few pics...After the treatment on the lathe...Such a waste of material...And here is the end result. If you think this modification is useful, this is an option of how it can be done. Have fun!
  • Converting Nsr250 carb needles to adjustable.

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    There is an issue with the stock Nsr250 carburetor needles, the clip position is fixed and cannot be altered. This is fine for dead stock engines but may cause some troubles if any modifications have been done to the engine, e.g exhausts, derestriction of the PGM unit, opened air filters etc. Of course, it's still far away from owning the complete HRC jet kit but a good option for people with mild tuned bikes. Anyway, let's make some chips... The fixed clip removed...The fixed clip was positioned at 1.8mm from top of the needle and Keihin needles have clip positions about 0.8mm…
  • Rs125 NF4 pipe... more pics.

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Walter (AUT) at Classic-Bike race in Schwanenstadt, Austria on September 6th/7th. Freddie Spencer attended this race. So, here are some bonus pics on a VFR750R.
  • Rs125 NF4 pipe

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Many thanks to Walter(AUT) for the pics of his NF4 bike. I hope the new pipe will deliver the goods.
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    BigScotty - Big Biker Lifestyle Blog

  • Easy Rider Movie "Captain America" Chopper Sold for $1.3 Million

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    While there has been some doubt cast on whether or not it is in fact authentic, someone believed it was and spent $1.3 million on the Captain America Chopper used in the movie Easy Rider. The auction took place in Calabasas.  Michael Eisenberg, owned the bike - which was restored by Dan Haggerty, (Yes THAT Dan Haggerty.)The original iconic red, white and blue stars and stripes Chopper, with chromed hard tail frame, was designed and built by Cliff Vaughs and Ben Hardy – following design cues provided by Peter Fonda himself.Most historical data on the bikes indicate that one of the…
  • Biker Humor...

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    A man dies and appears at Heaven’s gate. St. Peter approaches him and asks, “Have you ever done anything of particular merit or exhibited real courage?” The man says “Well sure I have.” “Once I saw a group of bikers and I thought they were bothering a young woman. I told them to leave her alone, but they ignored me. So I approached the biggest, meanest looking guy in the group and broke his nose, tipped over his bike and ripped out his nose ring. I thought that would send a message.” St Peter nodded with affirmation and asked, “When did this…
  • 2015 KAWASAKI Vulcan S Announced

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    We don't give much coverage to motorcycles from Japan on this site. It's not deliberate. It just works out that way. But the new Vulcan S demands attention. It was the star of the AIM show in Orlando this week and is priced very aggressively. Kawasaki has introduced a modern take on cruiser style and comfort, with a customizable fit and smooth ride. The 2015 Vulcan® S is a unique motorcycle that combines the low silhouette of a Vulcan cruiser and mixes it with Kawasaki sportbike-derived power and handling, as well as a custom fit concept, designed to comfortably fit a wide range…
  • Harley-Davidson Stock Struggling

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Harley-Davidson’s (NYSE:HOG) stock price hit a new one-year low last week. Analyst Ratings Net reports that H-D stock traded as low as $57.19.Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Wunderlich initiated coverage on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Friday, September 26th. They set a “hold” rating and a $57.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Friday, August 29th. They now have a $67.00 price target. Eight investment analysts have…
  • Wied Ducati Video

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
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  • Charlestown RI Personal Injury Lawyer: 7 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Your Case

    Kevin Landry
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A Charlestown RI personal injury lawyer can tell you 7 secrets that could affect your personal injury case. There are a number of things that a Charlestown RI personal injury lawyer can point out about your case that you never thought may make or break your case. There are certain factors that are overlooked in personal injury cases. Most of these factors can change the way your case is handled and the amount of compensation you receive in the end. 7 Secrets That Can Affect Your Case Hiring A Charlestown RI Personal Injury Lawyer Could Lead Your Case To Success Many personal injury victims…
  • Charlestown RI Car Accident Lawyer: Auto Accidents Aren’t As Straightforward

    Kevin Landry
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    If you ask any Charlestown RI car accident lawyer they will tell you that a number of factors contribute to creating conditions for collision to occur even when the circumstances under which the accident occurred were unclear. This happens with any type of accident even the most low speed impacts. It is very important that you learn everything you can about factors that contribute to an accident. This way, you can get relevant evidence that will help you build a solid case should you ever be involved in an auto accident in Charlestown. Low-Speed Impacts Low speed impacts are probably some of…
  • See How Easy It Is To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyers Warwick RI

    Kevin Landry
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Most people find the process of hiring personal injury lawyers Warwick RI to be a long tedious process. Some accident victims give up because they do not want to add any more frustration to their already stressful situation. If you have been in an accident that is outside of your control in Warwick, RI, the first thing that you should do is hire personal injury lawyers Warwick RI to represent you in your personal injury claim. Following a serious accident, many accident victims are hesitant to hire a personal injury lawyer because they assume they will lose a lot of money through attorney…
  • Warwick Rhode Island Auto Accident Attorney Gives Secrets On Car Accident Claims

    Kevin Landry
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    A Warwick Rhode Island auto accident attorney can let you in on the secret behind successful auto accident claims. Given the nature of auto accident claims, access to this secret could make a huge difference. Getting around and understanding the legalities involved in auto accident claims can be a complex and intimidating ordeal for many car accident victims. The entire process is very sensitive and one wrong move, such as an incorrect statement, could result in a significant chunk of compensation being lost. Getting access to useful resources is very important in auto accident claims…
  • Should You Hire A Providence RI Car Accident Lawyer?

    Kevin Landry
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Car accidents nowadays are almost inevitable. A Providence RI car accident lawyer can help you in a number of ways if you have been involved in a car accident. A Providence RI car accident lawyer is mindful of all the necessities involved in a car accident lawsuit. it’s standard procedure for motorists to pay for car insurance so that in the event of an accident, they are compensated for property damage or personal injuries. Depending on the type of insurance you have, it should cover liability costs. Since it is nearly impossible to predict a car accident, purchasing car insurance is a…
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  • When Rossi met a young Spanish lad

    James Miodonski
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Marc – “When I grow up, I’ll be quicker than you!” Valentino – “That’s adorable.” Marc – Who’s laughing now?!” The post When Rossi met a young Spanish lad appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • That’s better

    Dexter Scull
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    No, my thumb hasn’t miraculously healed itself but the swelling has gone down a lot. My friend Big Dave (no prizes for guessing why he’s called that) gave me an old pair of gloves – after he’d cut the thumb open. I can get my hand in it and then kind of hook the tip  [Read full post...] The post That’s better appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Can’t get a glove on

    Dexter Scull
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Thumb’s swollen up. Strapping makes it even more massive. Can’t get my gloves on. This is A Big Problem (not least of which riding home this evening). I could ride without using it – and I’m getting better at typing without it (though I struggle to hold a pen). But what’ll I do if it’s  [Read full post...] The post Can’t get a glove on appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • It’s not just a scratch

    Dexter Scull
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Had my hand caught in a fire door at a client’s office. Very heavy. Very hard. Thumbnail came off. Just had it x-rayed. Broken bone at top of thumb. Strapped up. Very sore. Very hard to type. Sorry. Dex The post It’s not just a scratch appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride London 2014

    James Miodonski
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
      Footage from the London leg of this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride as shot and edited by Dominic Hinde The post The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride London 2014 appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
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  • Motorcycle Radio: DawgHouse #281 – 12 year old steals 1000 motorcycles – More Ferrari Motorcycle news – Speed camera prank….AWESOME!

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Ken’s News: Want to see the world on two wheels? Here’s a guide to get you started. Lost a bike in India – there’s a good chance it’s here… Warren’s News: NO Ferrari Motorcycle Victory for Costco Speed camera prank….AWESOME!  Racing News: AMA Flattrack champion crowned. Grand Prix of Japan from Motegi – MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. Picks for MotoGP & Moto2 from Phillip Island, Australia.
  • Harley Davidson “Creeping Clutch” Recall – 5000 mile Service – Zagat Rated Lunch – and a Motorcycle Ride to nowhere in particular.

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    The wife and I took the motorcycle (Ultra Limited) out Sunday after sleeping in (long hours required a bit extra sleep (that is my story and I am sticking to it)) for a short ride.  It was a cool day and we put our chaps on for the 1st time since early spring….fall is in the air in Northern Virginia! I wanted to stop a Frederick Harley Davidson to schedule some services.  I need to have the 5000 mile service performed (currently setting at about 5700 miles) and I need to have the current recall service performed as well.  This is the hydraulic clutch recall which portrays its symptoms as…
  • State Fair Settles Civil Rights Lawsuit with Veterans and Christian Motorcycle Clubs

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    This is a repost from….. The Florida State Fair motto is “Discover the Fun.” Well it appears that the motto only applies some of the time. In 2010 a group of motorcyclists, including two from the Spirit Riders Motorcycle Ministry and one with the US Military Vest MC were turned away from the Florida State Fair due to a “no colors” policy that was initiated in an effort to discourage gang activity. The fair’s employees turning away the motorcycle riders was caught on tape and the three filed suit in Federal Court. Last month, the trio were awarded $72,500…
  • Motorcycle Radio: DawgHouse #280 – Mike Tyson – Ferrari Motorcycle? – Moto America – MotoGP

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
      The DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US Click Here to Listen to the Show!   Ken’s News: Zero announces 2015 lineup. Mike Tyson is a rider’s best friend? Warren’s News: Ferrari Motorcycle??? Get ready for $1000 dollar increase to the price of all motorcycles. Racing News: A very wet World Superbike at Magny-Cours tightens up championship. Silly season in full swing early this year. Picks for Japan Grand Prix Motegi. News from Moto America
  • Motorcycle XM Satellite radio antenna placement …. making it work

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    As mentioned in my posts regarding my early impression on our new motorcycle, the Ultra Limited, the XM Satellite radio reception was bad at best.  It was so bad that I was considering having it removed and asking for my money back (not really sure how that would have worked out). After reading different takes about the radio on HD Forums and other sites, I decided to try it with the antenna moved out of the fairing and onto the “dash”.  In this case to the right of the Project Rushmore air vent.  The appearance of the antenna in this location is, and you can see for yourself, not…
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  • Motorcycle Track Day Tire Pressures – What Should You Set Your Tire Pressures At For The Track?

    Ewan Fleming
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    You’re hopefully well aware that you should set your motorcycle tire pressures according your bike manufacturers recommendation.  That generally means a tire pressure that strikes a balance between grip and tire wear and will probably range anywhere from 32psi to 42psi (generally with higher pressures in the rear tire). But when you’re at the track, your only concern is grip. So how do you go about setting the correct pressure motorcycle tire pressure for a track day? In almost all instances, you’ll set far lower pressures for the track than for the road. That’s because the lower the…
  • 2015 Alta RedShift SM – An Electric Supermoto

    Ewan Fleming
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    You could call the 2015 Alta RedShift SM the ultimate hooligan bike – if only the price was lower and the range longer. Unfortunately, these two factors make the Alta RedShift SM a rich man’s toy which is such a shame as it looks like it would be stupidly good fun to ride. Here’s why. Firstly, the Redshift SM has the most powerful engine in a motorcycle today, based on a hp/lb ratio. It puts out 40hp from it’s 11lb engine. A typical 600cc engine weighs around 150lb and puts out around 125 hp – so the RedShift pumps out a hell of a lot of juice from a small…
  • Yamaha R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Honda CBR300R Specification Comparison

    Ewan Fleming
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    Yesterday, the Yamaha R3 was officially launched, meaning there is now three serious learner bikes available which previously included the Kawasaki Ninja 300R and Honda CBR300R. In the neat future, the KTM RC390 will be widely available but in the interim, if you’re in a country that has stricter learner restrictions, these three bikes are what’s available if you want a beginner sportsbike. Previously, we’ve test ridden both the Honda CBR300R and Kawasaki Ninja 300, with the green Ninja being our pick. While Honda may market the CBR300R as a small capacity sportsbike, in…
  • Countdown to the 2015 Yamaha R1

    Ewan Fleming
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    It’s now official – the 2015 Yamaha R1 will be unveiled in just a few weeks at EICMA exhibition in Milan on November 3rd. We’ve previously had a look at all the potential rumors regarding 2015 YZF R1 and since then nothing has really changed. We’ll repeat what we know so far below and make one change – it’s now looking more likely that the 2015 Yamaha R1 will in fact have a dual clutch gearbox, so we’ve pushed that rumor into the ‘Possible’ category. Otherwise from a specification point of view, nothing new has leaked. Two new images have…
  • 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S – An ER6 Inspired Cruiser

    Ewan Fleming
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Kawasaki has just announced the new Kawasaki Vulcan S, a 650cc cruiser that’s based on the ER6 platform (ER6-n, Ninja 650, Versys 650) and will be released in the United States and Europe. Bikes like this are always tricky, especially in the United States where if you own a cruiser, you’re almost (unfortunately) expected to buy a Harley-Davidson. It’s also not the best market for learner bikes either, which the Vulcan S could be used for in some regions (albeit in a slightly detuned form). Kawasaki’s ER6 range is a fairly solid if now somewhat aging platform, but the…
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  • Easy Rider chopper sells for over $1 million

    Ed Sterling
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Harley-Davidson Panhead used in the 1969 film Easy Rider has sold at auction for a whopping $1,350,000 (£838,821) to become the most expensive motorcycle in the world. The bike had been stored at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. It was used in the 1969 film which follows Wyatt, known as Captain America […]
  • Don’t be scared Victoria – Let him RIDE!

    John Stephens
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    I had a bit of free time on Saturday, so I sat down to read through the UK newspapers over a cup of coffee… Big mistake. In The Mirror was a report that suggested that Victoria Beckham was ‘petrified’ at the thought of her son riding a motorcycle. It made me mad. Because she really shouldn’t […]
  • This is what winning your first MotoGP podium feels like

    John Stephens
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Bradley Smith gets a bit of a bad press here in the UK. There are people who doubt his desire and point to his well-spoken, often quiet interviews as proof of his lack of passion for the sport. But I challenge anyone to watch this Parc fermé interview with Gavin Emmett from BTSport at the weekend […]
  • MV Agusta Dragster RR Images Leaked

    James Morgan
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Last month Italian Manufacturers MV Agusta left the world speculating as to what they were planning when they released this teaser image.   Well now we have to speculate no longer as the internet has come up trumps again and our colleagues at Nieuwsmotor have released the first images of what appears quite clearly to be the rest of the […]
  • Rossi takes Phillip island victory after Marquez falls

    James Morgan
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Rossi wins hectic Phillip Island encounter after Marquez falls Valentino Rossi rode to his second victory of 2014 and his first at Phillip Island since 2005 after an extraordinary race which saw Marc Marquez crash out of a comfortable lead. There were crashes and non-finishes too for Iannone and Pedrosa – the Italian tagging the […]
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