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  • MV Agusta Stradale 800 Pictures and Specifications Leaked
    Ewan Fleming
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    The official unveiling of the new MV Agusta Stradle 800 is only a week away at EICMA, but in an otherwise slow news week, Indonesian website TMCblog has not only come across some new pictures of the Ducati Hyperstrada competitor, but the full specifications too. This somewhat conveniently coincides with MV Agusta releasing a new ‘teaser’ image of the bike today. The MV Agusta Stradle 800 uses the same three-cylinder engine as the Brutale 800, though power and torque are down slightly at 115 bhp (84.5 kw) and 57.9 lb-ft (78.5 nm). There’s no obvious reason for this decrease…
  • Welcome The 2014 Royal Enfield Classic 500 - Another Bike Joins The Big Scotty Stable

    BigScotty - Big Biker Lifestyle Blog
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lots of riders in the USA have never heard of Royal Enfield. It is however the oldest motorcycle company in continuous production anywhere in the world. It was founded in the UK in 1901 (same year as Indian) and moved piece-by-piece to India over a period lasting from 1955 to 1962. Since 1962 Enfield has been built completely in India.I have traveled to India and there, it’s not the Harley-Davidson that you see everywhere - it’s the RE Bullet. No motorcycle model has been produced as long as Enfield has made the Bullet. It’s very popular just about everywhere but the USA.
  • Is Polaris Really “Bullish” On Victory?

    Ride CT & Ride New England
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    It has been said that actions speak louder than words. If that’s true, Polaris needs to stop with the “bullish” lip-service and either pay some serious attention to its Victory brand or put all its eggs in Indian’s basket. As it currently stands, having two lines of heavyweight motorcycles – Indian and Victory – is […] The post Is Polaris Really “Bullish” On Victory? appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • The 2015 Benelli BN251 - sporty 250cc naked-bike

    Motorcycle in Thailand
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The new Benelli BN251 which will be launched at the EICMA motorcycle show, plays tribute to the same ...
  • Kodak Releases Stiff GoPro Competitor - 360° Vision Camera

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Kodak #ActionCamera #SD360 - Kodak has released a surprisingly good video/action camera for us motorcycle riders, that could prove to be stiff competition to GoPro. The PixPro SD360 has it all, and more - a 360° view around you. Interesting. ...
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  • Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 31 October

    Mike Werner
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    While you are reading this, I am on the road getting to world's biggest motorcycle exhibition, and annual pilgrimage. A trip that involves motorcycle, train, airplane and car. A lot of prep work is needed for these trips, but I did have the time to read some interesting motorcycle articles over the last 7 days, which I want to share with you. - Energica Ego Review (The Telegraph) - Full Faces Are Sexy (Moto Lady) - Get Motorcycle Licence United Kingdom (You Motorcycle) - Voting Like A Motorcyclist On Election Day (Northwest Harley Blog) - Review: Bonneville Go Or Bust (Sojourn Chronicles) ...
  • Kodak Releases Stiff GoPro Competitor - 360° Vision Camera

    Mike Werner
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Kodak #ActionCamera #SD360 - Kodak has released a surprisingly good video/action camera for us motorcycle riders, that could prove to be stiff competition to GoPro. The PixPro SD360 has it all, and more - a 360° view around you. Interesting. ...
  • On My Way To Eicma 2015, Comfortably On My Scooter

    Mike Werner
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #Eicma #Funny #Scooter - I'm on my way for my annual pilgrimage to Milan, visiting world's biggest motorcycle exhibition; EICMA. As usual, most forms of transportation will be used; scooter, train, car (taxi) and airplane. ...
  • Helite Improves The Motorcycle Airbag With Turtle Technology

    Mike Werner
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Helite #Airbag #Safety - Helite, a manufacturer of airbag vests and clothing have perfected their airbag technology with Turtle technology. Now if you crash into a pointed object, you're safe as well. ...
  • Safety: Be Visible At Night - MotoGlo

    Mike Werner
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Whistler #MotoGlo #Safety - Riding motorcycle at night is an added danger, since cars and trucks have problems seeing you, or seeing what you are about to do, like braking or turning. American Whistler Group have a product called MotoGlo that gets installed on your helmet and will light up in different colors depending on your actions. ...
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  • First ride 2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner review

    Luke Bowler
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Eyes on fire You WILL press the horn every time you go for the indicators I ALWAYS find it a bit difficult to get excited over the launch of a sports tourer. Higher bars here and a detuned engine there, it tends to be more or less the same recipe every time. It’s all gotten a bit predictable.To me, a detuned engine speaks volumes - you’re getting less of something else. A watered down version, neutered in the name of practicality and usability. It makes me feel like I’ve been shortchanged, even if the end result is a good bike.I’m not saying practicality and comfort…
  • MercedesAMG takes 25 share in MV Agusta

    Visordown News
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    MERCEDES' AMG sub-brand has bought 25% of MV Agusta after months of rumours that just such a deal was on the cards.No financial details have been announced, but having the might of Mercedes behind it should give MV Agusta a much firmer footing for the future, while allowing the German car firm to have a motorcycle arm to compete with Audi-owned Ducati and BMW’s motorcycle division.Here is the full press release from MV and Mercedes-AMG:Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta announce cooperationCooperation agreement signed on long-• term partnership• Mercedes-AMG to acquire 25% interest in…
  • MV Agusta 800 Stradale revealed

    Visordown News
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    PICTURES of MV Agusta's new 800 Stradale have been leaked online ahead of the official unveiling.The shots show MV Agusta's Rivale with a fly screen, and saddlebags with integrated indicators.The new model also has squared off exhaust tips - instead of rounded - and different wheels.Likely to be a take on Ducati's touring-ready supermoto: the Hyperstrada, official tech specs reveal the Stradale will make 115hp - 10hp down on the Rivale due to a lower rev limit which sits at 11,000rpm instead of 13,000.The new model also makes less torque, only at 9,000rpm versus the old bike's…
  • Matchless Model X revealed

    Visordown News
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    BRITISH marque Matchless has released another official picture of the Model X Reloaded, this time revealing the whole bike.The picture is the fourth shot released by Matchless since they released official renderings of the bike last month, ‘under construction’ shots two weeks ago, and a close-up snap of the engine earlier this week.Detailed specs are still thin on the ground, but we do know the Model X Reloaded has a six-speed gearbox and the 1916cc S&S V-twin lump is expected to make around 100hp and 116lbft of torque.Braking is achieved using a single disc and…
  • McGuinness to ride RAF Reserves Honda at Macau

    Samantha Wanless
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Image: TWENTY-ONE time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness has signed with the RAF Reserves Honda Team for the Macau Grand Prix in China.  Having track experience as well as being a close friend with Simon Andrews, who sadly died earlier this year after a crash at the North West 200, team boss Lee Hardy agreed it would be fitting for McGuinness to ride for the team as they would've loved to have raced there with Andrews. Hardy, RAF Reserves Honda team boss, said: “It was quite fitting really I always wanted to do the race with Simon…
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  • Watch Ducati's 2015 model launch live

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    You can watch the Ducati press conference for the launch of their 2015 models live, right here, when it takes place on Monday November 3 at 4:15pm. Ducati previously launched the much-hyped Scrambler at the recent Intermot Show in Cologne...
  • 2015 Honda Crossrunner ridden

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Honda's all-new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner is currently being put through its paces for the first time in southern Spain by MCN Executive Editor Phil West. These are his first impressions. "Don't be put off by the Crossrunner tag. Although the...
  • Daimler announce MV Agusta partnership

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    As MCN reported last week, German automotive giant Daimler have announced a longterm partnership with MV Agusta, which includes Mercedes-AMG GmbH acquiring a 25% stake in the Italian bike manufacturer for an undisclosed fee. Daimler will co-operate with MV Agusta...
  • Matchless Model X Reloaded revealed

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Reborn Brit marque Matchless have released a solitary image of the all-new Model X Reloaded, which will be launched at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The image reveals that all that design details hinted at by CAD...
  • Moto Guzzi launch V7 II range in Italy

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    Moto Guzzi’s trio of new-for-2015 V7 IIs are being put through their paces around the city streets of Pisa and the surrounding countryside by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions. "I’ve always liked the V7....
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  • Dirty Geisha: Maria Motorcycles XT600

    Wesley Reyneke
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Turning old dualies into retro customs is all the rage lately. We’re not complaining—done right, the results are sharp looking, easy-going bikes. The process comes with challenges: Most thumpers built in the ’80s and ’90s celebrated function over form. They’re delightfully utilitarian, but that means builders have to contend with clumsy bodywork and awkward lines. That’s why Maria Motorcycles almost didn’t take on this particular project, a 1992 Yamaha XT600. “It’s one of the most common bikes here in Portugal,” says Maria’s Luis Correia, “but…
  • Clutch Customs’ sublime Kawasaki KZ650

    Wesley Reyneke
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Kawasaki KZ650s don’t come across our desks too often. So we were intrigued to see this one from Monsieur Willie Knoll at Paris’ Clutch Custom Motorcycles. Willie has an obsession with lines and details, and a knack for nipping and tucking a bike until everything sits just right. Equally impressive is his eye for finishes—Clutch bikes are delightfully grungy, but never looked slapped together. It’s a style that the Kawasaki KZ650 wears well. For starters, Clutch have massaged its stance into place, by fitting an 18” wheel from a US-spec KZ1300 up front. They’ve also…
  • Ayrton Senna tribute by Marcus Walz

    Chris Hunter
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    It’s a common sight to see Formula One drivers zooming up and down the pit lane on scooters. But many of these hardcore racers have more serious motorcycles secreted away in their personal garages. Guys like Lewis Hamilton, Jensen Button, Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher are all two-wheeled aficionados—and many enjoy customizing their bikes too. Ayrton Senna da Silva, perhaps the most talented Formula One driver of all time, was also a keen motorcyclist. This year is the twentieth anniversary of Senna’s passing at Imola, so the German builder (and motorcycle racer) Marcus Walz has…
  • Renard’s Retro-Futuristic BMW scrambler

    Wesley Reyneke
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    In a sea of identikit BMW customs, we’re always on the hunt for a fresh take on Bavaria’s finest. And this sharply-styled scrambler hits the mark effortlessly. It’s from Estonia’s Renard Speed Shop, and it’s based on one of the more modern boxers—a 2006-model R1200S. Renard’s Andres Uibomae had the R1200S in his workshop and was planning to build a café-racer when a new customer came along. “He recently rode around the world with his GS,” says Andres, “but now he wanted something for the ‘Sunday ride.’ A similar bike, but a bit…
  • The ‘brand new’ Ducati Darmah

    Chris Hunter
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    If this Ducati Darmah looks as good as new, that’s because it almost is. It’s a ground-up build from the Dutch restoration wizards at Back To Classics, one of Europe’s top Ducati specialists. There’s a story behind this bike, and one we can all relate to. “We were contacted by a guy who’d recently sold his business, and was getting ready for retirement,” says shop owner Harné Heuvelman. “Browsing through old photographs, he found himself back in 1980, on his recently purchased Ducati 900 Sport Desmo Darmah.” “So he asked us if we could build him the exact same…
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    Forty Years On Two Wheels

  • Closed For Repairs

    Doug Klassen
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Time for some maintenance.  The R90S or me?  Probably both.  We both have high miles and are in need of some rejuvenation.
  • Silver Smoke Fountain of Youth

    Doug Klassen
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    1974 BMW R90S in factory style "Silver Smoke" paint on the road, 1974 You guys that pay attention to my ramblings might recall I bought an R90S new in late '73 when they first came out.  House of Yamaha / BMW in Santa Monica, CA got in two of them, I bought one and Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers comedy duo bought the other.  I was 22 years old, had a decent job working
  • The 10th Anniversary of 40on2

    Doug Klassen
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Gold Wing Sunset Ten years ago today Forty Years On Two Wheels sprung to life from the flotsam and jetsam of motorcycle stories and thoughts rattling around in my head.   Something past 400 blog entries have been made, some of them good, and there are a handful of which I'm really proud.  I only rarely used anything but my own writing and photos; for good or ill I want the blog to be a
  • Art, Individualism, Or Just Stupid?

    Doug Klassen
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I spend too much time on-line but at least a lot of it is spent on motorcycle sites.  As I look at what's being done in the custom world these days with so-called bobbers, rat bikes, or even cafe bikes,  I get the feeling that a lot of what's being feted out there in publications and custom bike blogs was never intended to be ridden, or not ridden any further than from its trailer to the bike
  • Then Came Bronson

    Doug Klassen
    30 May 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A replica of Jim Bronson's bike. It's been pointed out to me by friends that I left an important movie off of my list of Motorcycle Movies You Should See.  That movie is Then Came Bronson. Then Came Bronson (TV movie) Then Came Bronson was a TV series from 1969-70.  The pilot was a made-for-TV movie by the same title.  The story revolved around "Jim Bronson," a newspaper reporter who
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  • Mercedes AMG Buys 25% Share of MV Agusta

    William Connor
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    We reported previously on the rumors that Mercedes was poised to buy a stake in Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta. Turns out those rumors were true. The AMG division of Mercedes announced today that it has purchased a 25% stake in MV Agusta. READ MORE: Mercedes MV Agusta Turismo Veloce? No financial details were announced but with the acquisition MV Agusta is certainly more financially stable, and Mercedes can now compete with BMW Motorrad and Audi/Ducati in the two wheeled marketplace. It also gives MV Agusta access to the technical prowess of Mercedes AMG. This detail may be more…
  • Deus Ex Machina, Italy - Hot Rods, Bikes and Espressos

    Justin Mendenhall
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It's hard to define Deus Ex Machina, a global custom motorcycle shop that also sells cool clothes, custom surfboard, gadgets and coffee. You can't fit them into a box, but maybe that's the point. In 2006, Deus Ex Machina entered the bike scene in Sydney, Australia, and today the Deus brand has establishments across the globe, in California, Italy, Bali, as well as a second Australia location--each with its own unique styling of custom motorcycles. We made a quick stop by their Milan, Italy, to see this location's bikes in person and to grab a cup of joe. The Brand Their bikes have never fit a…
  • Polaris Industries Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

    Jason Avant
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Polaris Industries turned 60 yesterday, and the company celebrated by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.  Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine, along with other company execs, participated in the time-honored ceremony; the brand also showcased a number of its models, including the 2015 Indian Scout and Roadmaster and the company's three-wheeled Slingshot, in a public exhibit outside of the NYSE building. READ MORE: Indian Motorcycles' Triumphant Return The company started in 1954 in Roseau, Minnesota. Although it's relatively new to the motorcycle game, they've worked on…
  • Automatic Braking Systems On Motorcycles, Do We Need Them?

    Jason Avant
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    There's an ongoing and lively debate over anti-lock brakes on bikes, and whether or not they should be mandatory. Let's take that debate one step further - what about fully automatic braking systems? Self-driving cars are a hot topic right now, from cars that can parallel park themselves all the way up to Google's attempts at creating a fully self-driving automobile. There are a number of arguments being made for the Self-Driving Car; chief among them is the belief that driver-caused accidents will be reduced, in part thanks to RoboCar's superior quick-braking ability. The theory is that a…
  • Paralyzed But Still Racing: Talan Piggins' Story - Video

    Pete Hitzeman
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    "I haven't done anything special. I don't have any magical ingredients that other people don't have." Paralyzed but Still Racing He may not have any magical ingredients, but what Talan Skeels Piggins has done is certainly something special. After being sideswiped by one car and run over by another, he found himself laying in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the chest down. Initially, he thought his life was over, but a conversation with someone else who had a similar injury sparked the fight in him, and he decided to fight. READ MORE: Stunters Tell Off Cop? - Video Piggins soon found himself…
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  • Motorcycle lane-splitting study

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Photo: Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee A recent California study has arrived at the rather obvious conclusion that lane-splitting on a motorcycle becomes increasingly riskier as the speed differential... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Vintage Trials this weekend!

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    This Sunday, vintage trials returns to the duPont family's Granogue estate outside of Wilmington, Delaware.  This year, there is a viewing route available to spectators riding dual-sport or ADV... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Rumor Central: Yamaha FJ-09

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Related to the below post, Yamaha didn't debut the much-rumored FZ-09 based FJ-09 at InterMot, but the name has been trademarked in the US, and the below image was "leaked" on the internet (it may... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • 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!)
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  • MotoGP: Yonny Hernandez with Pramac Ducati for 2015

    David Emmett
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Yonny Hernandez is to remain with the Pramac Ducati squad for the 2015 season, and will race a Factory Option Desmosedici GP14.2 alongside Danilo Petrucci. Though the news had long been known, Ducati today issued a press release officially announcing Hernandez as the second rider at Pramac. The deal will see Hernandez race with Pramac in 2015, with an option to extend the contract to 2016, though the statement does not make it clear who […] ...
  • Destination Malaysia — Day Seven: Langkawi

    Jensen Beeler
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Today is perhaps the day I have been looking forward to the most. Not that I don’t like a good MotoGP race, especially at a venue I’ve never been to before, but come on…a couple days on a tropical island? That’s tough to beat. Our itinerary before we left the USA originally had us flying to Borneo these few days, but the aftermath of tropical storms there meant we would visit island of Langkawi instead. While I […] ...
  • Mercedes-AMG Acquires 25% of MV Agusta

    Jensen Beeler
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    One of the worst-kept secrets in the motorcycle industry, Mercedes-AMG has now officially acquired a 25% stake in MV Agusta S.p.A. The news also sees Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta signing a long-term partnership agreement, as well as collaboration on future sales and marketing efforts. Neither Mercedes-AMG, nor MV Agusta, are talking the price of the 25% investment, though rumors peg the cost of the deal around €30 million — a very good valuation compared to […] ...
  • Technical Specifications of the MV Agusta Stradale 800

    Jensen Beeler
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Earlier today, we showed you the first photo of the MV Agusta Stradale 800. Essentially an MV Agusta Rivale with touring bags and a windscreen, the technical specifications of the MV Agusta Stradale tell a slightly different story though. The biggest different between the Rivale and the Stradale comes from the 798cc three-cylinder engine, which is down 10hp, and thus makes 115hp at 11,000 rpm. The power disadvantage seems to come from a lower rev […] ...
  • Honda RC213V-S Street Bike to Make EICMA Debut?

    Jensen Beeler
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    If rumors are true, Honda is finally set to debut its long-awaited V4 production superbike, now-called the Honda RC213V-S, at next week’s EICMA show. Not exactly a direct replacement for the Honda CBR1000RR, the RC213V-S is instead expected to be an ultra-premium superbike, which may or may not be the basis for the Japanese company’s WSBK entry in 2015. We have been waiting, hoping, wishing that Honda would finally release its MotoGP-derived street bike to […] ...
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  • Mercedes-AMG to acquire 25% stake in MV Agusta

    Sameer Kumar
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    Could AMG's expertise with forced-induction engines mean a supercharged MV F4 RR in the near future? We hope so!Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta have announced a long-term partnership and have signed a cooperation agreement, whereby Mercedes-AMG GmbH will acquire a 25% stake in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. No word yet on the price that Mercedes-AMG are paying to acquire this stake, but the two companies will work together in the areas of sales and marketing, and Mercedes-AMG will appoint one member of MV Agusta’s Board of Directors. “MV Agusta and Mercedes-AMG are a perfect brand fit – two…
  • 2015 Bienville Legacy hits one out of the park

    Sameer Kumar
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    The Bienville Legacy is powered by the 185bhp Motus V4, and a 300bhp racing version will also be available later!Bienville Studios, a design and engineering shop based in New Orleans, in the US, which specialises in motorcycle innovation, has unveiled its brand-new motorcycle – the Bienville Legacy – which was commissioned by the American Design and Master-Craft Initiative (ADMCi). “This work completes two years of active design and fabrication, on the heels of over eight years of planning and design exploration. The result is an entirely new vehicle, reinventing how motorcycles…
  • 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR turns up the funky

    Sameer Kumar
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Take a Brutale 800 RR, add a large dollop of Italian funk and you've got the new MV Agusta Dragster RR!The 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR is fitted with the same 140bhp 798cc inline-three as the regular Brutale 800 RR, the chassis and suspension are the same, all the electronics remain unchanged and the bike even weighs the same – 168kg dry – but that’s where the similarities end. The Dragster RR rolls on wider rubber – a 200/50 rear tyre as compared to the regular Brutale’s weedy 180/55 number, the wire-spoked 17-inch wheels (with red anodized hubs!) look completely…
  • 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR: Official high-res pics, specs, details

    Sameer Kumar
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    It's an RR model, so it's the new top-of-the-line 800cc Brutale. Looks damn good, too.Last week, MV Agusta released the first official pics of the 2015 Brutale 800 RR, which is powered by MV’s 798cc inline three-cylinder engine that produces 140bhp and 86Nm of torque. The new Brutale also gets an adjustable 8-level traction control system, which is part of the bike’s MVICS 2.0 (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System) setup. The tubular steel trellis / aluminium plate chassis and single-sided swingarm are carried over from the earlier Brutale. The suspension is comprised of an…
  • 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…
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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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  • Forward

    Cyril Huze
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    These new forward controls are available for Harley-Davidson Softail models (1986-1999) Top left and right, the Caliber model in black & brass and polished and brass. They are available with or without kickstand mount. Pegs have the same knurl pattern as grips, throttle... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Happy Halloween. A Story…

    Cyril Huze
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won’t stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies: “I have a question to ask you but I don’t want to offend you.” She answers, “My... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Polaris CEO Scott Wine About Polaris Growth Here And In India

    Cyril Huze
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On the TV show “Bloomberg Surveillance”,  Scott Wine, chairman and chief executive officer at Polaris Industries, discusses the impact of oil prices on motorcycle and off road vehicles and growth from the market in India. This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • A Visit To Warren Lane. Artist, Custom Bike Builder And Metalsmith Extraordinaire.

    Cyril Huze
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    I have met for the first time Warren Lane and brother Billy exactly 18 years ago. At that time, they did a job for me, widening a rigid frame to accept one of the first 200 mm rear tires wrapped on their own deep dish spoke wheel. A few months later, both started to make... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • New Harley Touring Rear End Package Kit By Pickard USA

    Cyril Huze
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The newest custom saddlebags and rear fender package for Harley Davidson motorcycles and baggers are called The Swag Bags and are available now from Pickard USA. The Swag Bag Rear End Package is a kit consisting of stretched bags, side covers and a replacement rear fender... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • One Drone, Two Passes, Three Uralisti

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Great riding weather yesterday here in the great state of Colorado!  Things started a bit cool with temperatures in the mid to low 50s but would climb into the high 80s by the late afternoon.I met two other Uralisti, Scott M and Mike S. at the gas station near Morrison, CO at 8:30AM.  After greetings and looking over Mike's new Black and Silver Patrol sidecar rig, we set out north on CO93 towards US40.We motored smoothly into the mountains, paralleling the faster traffic on the I-70 Super Slab, heading towards US6, aka Loveland Pass Road.  The objective today was to try out…
  • Neat Road Trip Planning Tool (plus other map toys)

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    As I contemplate my next road trip, I found myself using googlemaps to calculate distances but then finding the selected destination of the day not reachable within specified time frame or willingness to sit in the saddle for the amount of time required.Tried seeing if googlemaps offered a range function which measured how far you could get once you input average speed, hours of riding, etc.  Nothing found but then I didn't spend a lot of time searching either.I tried googling the phrase "map radius" or some such and stumbled upon this site:  Free Map ToolsThey had a map utility…
  • 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!
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    The Vintagent


    The Vintagent
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Kent and his father's Velo MAC, obscured by ?A hot, sunny July day is an atypical setting for a creepy ghost story, and the thought never occurred to us that we'd been haunted until our work was finished.  The 'unexpected' is one of the great attractions of the 'wet plate/collodion' photographic process - we literally can't see the UV end of the light spectrum to which collodion-based photography is sensitive, and therefore, what we see in the camera while setting up a shot is not what we 'get' on the plate (glass or metal - we use black-painted aluminum). We shot several portraits of…

    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!
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    Motorcycle News

  • Dirty Geisha: Maria Motorcycles XT600

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Turning old dualies into retro customs is all the rage lately. We're not complaining-done right, the results are sharp looking, easy-going bikes.
  • 3 New Models from Triumph

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Triumph recently announced three new additions to its lineup: the Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition, Bonneville T214 Land Speed Limited Edition, and the Triumph Thruxton Ace-Special Edition. Here's what we know about the bikes thus far.
  • We ride: BMW's old-school RnineT

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Motorcycles bereft of wind-protecting fairings - or naked bikes, as they're usually called - are becoming all the rage in this country. It's a sign of the times that six of the nine finalists in this year's South African Bike of the Year competition had their mechanical innards on display instead of hidden beneath plastic covers.
  • Re: Officine RossoPuro 'Eroica' Moto Guzzi

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Most of the leading custom builders work on commission-they get a brief from a client, a direction is agreed upon, and a motorcycle starts to take shape. Compromise is inevitable, whether it's around budget or aesthetic direction.
  • Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    American military personnel are some of the most diehard motoenthusiasts on the planet. That's why Victory Motorcycles teamed with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America .
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    MOTORCYCLE NEWS - Google News

  • Motorcycle accident victim's family: 'We hated that bike' - KSAT San Antonio

    Google Inc.
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:16 pm
    KSAT San AntonioMotorcycle accident victim's family: 'We hated that bike'KSAT San AntonioHowever, she said her brother was well aware of the risks and responsibilities of owning a motorcycle. “Everybody told him how much we hated that bike,” Revels said. “He would even express how people needed to share the road.” She said Revels often ...
  • Motorcycle changes: Lane filtering rules adjusted - Brisbane Times

    Google Inc.
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Brisbane TimesMotorcycle changes: Lane filtering rules adjustedBrisbane TimesCome early next year you will be able to filter through lanes without the fear of flashing police lights. Following consultation with riders, motorists and road safety groups, the government has decided to make changes to the laws which surround
  • Milpitas: Video shows reckless motorcycle riders taunting CHP officer - San Jose Mercury News

    Google Inc.
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    San Jose Mercury NewsMilpitas: Video shows reckless motorcycle riders taunting CHP officerSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE -- The California Highway Patrol is attempting to find out who shot a video that was posted on YouTube showing one of their motorcycle officers attempting to corral a group of motorcyclists who were driving recklessly down southbound Caught On Camera: Wheelie-Popping Bikers Shoo-Away CHP Motorcycle CBS LocalStunt motorcyclists taunt CHP officer on I-680 in Milpitasabc7news.comCop gives up trying to pull over bully bikersNew York PostNBC Bay Areaall 113 news…
  • Motorcycle lane-splitting study finds: the more speed, the more danger - Sacramento Bee

    Google Inc.
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Sacramento BeeMotorcycle lane-splitting study finds: the more speed, the more dangerSacramento BeeA motorcyclist splits lanes during the afternoon commute on southbound Highway 99 in Sacramento last year. A study has found motorcyclists who adhere to the speed limit and the speed of surrounding traffic are not in greater danger while lane-splitting.and more »
  • Behind The Motorcycles In 'Easy Rider,' A Long-Obscured Story - NPR

    Google Inc.
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    NPRBehind The Motorcycles In 'Easy Rider,' A Long-Obscured StoryNPROn Oct. 18, the Calabasas, Calif.-based auction house Profiles In History will auction off what it says is the last authentic motorcycle used in the filming of 1969's Easy Rider, and what some consider the most famous motorcycle in the world. Peter and more »
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    Superbike News

  • Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 to take part at the 2015 campaign with Xavier Siméon aboard a Kalex

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Federal Oil and Gresini Racing have renewed their partnership, started back in 2012, also for the 2015 season: the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 will line up at the start of the upcoming Moto2 World Championship a Kalex machine for confirmed rider Xavier Siméon. The choice of the 25-year-old Belgian rider has been taken in order to give continuity to a project that showed a great potential during 2014, with an exciting start to the season which saw Siméon fighting for victory in Austin, at the Grand Prix of the Americas, and second placed in the following Grand Prix of Argentina, at the…
  • Incident packed Doha boat trip for the WSBK stars

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    The final round of the 2014 eni FIM World Superbike Championship began earlier today with Thursday’s traditional Media event. Tom Sykes, Sylvain Guintoli, Jonathan Rea, Davide Giugliano, Alex Lowes, Sylvain Barrier, Claudio Corti, Aaron Yates and 2014 WSS Champion Michael van der Mark were joined by four time Qatari Superbike champion Alex Cudlin for a boat ride on a typical Dhow vessel that began at the famous Corniche in Doha, taking in some of the impressive landmarks of Qatar, before ending with a photoshoot in front of the Islamic Museum. The event began in style with Claudio Corti…
  • Casey Stoner completes two-day test in Motegi

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Two-time MotoGP World Champion, Casey Stoner, has finished his two day test in Japan with Honda Racing Corporation – the first time back on a MotoGP machine since October last year. Yesterday morning, Casey took to the 4.801km circuit located amongst the vast natural beauty of the northern Kanto district and scene of Honda’s recent 2014 World Championship clinching race, just a few weeks ago. The weather was kind and the intense testing programme reached it’s conclusion this afternoon after a full two days. Casey spent time testing the 2015 Honda RC213V machine on the current…
  • Circuito do Algarve hosts FIM CEV Repsol

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    The FIM CEV Repsol is to be held at the Algarve circuit for the first time. Located in Portimão, in southern Portugal, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve has played host since its opening in November 2008 to some of the biggest events in the world. Its pronounced inclines and unique combination of bends and straights make racing here an exciting challenge. Fabio Quartararo (FRA-Honda) faces the final part of the season leading the Moto3™ category. Although the French rider has a 52-point advantage over Jorge Navarro (SPA-Kalex-KTM) in second place, he needs to stay focused, since in…
  • World GP Bike Legends to launch at Regent Street Motor Show

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Three World Champions will announce all-new classic and racing motorcycle festival with exciting demonstration in central London A trio of true legends from the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing – Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner and Christian Sarron – will be revving up some incredible machines in the heart of London to launch World GP Bike Legends 2015. All three former World Champions will be on Regent Street to announce the creation of the major new European classic and racing motorcycle festival, which will see grand prix motorcycles dating from 1980 to 2000 in 125cc, 250cc and…
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  • Closeout: SUPERSPROX Stealth Sprockets for Ducati

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    SUPERSPROX Stealth 520 Sprocket: 1098-1198-SF Price: $159.95 Sale: $135.95 FREE Shipping SUPERSPROX Stealth 525 Sprocket: 1098-1198-SF Price: $159.95 Sale: $135.95 FREE Shipping SUPERSPROX Stealth 520 Sprocket: 748-998 Price: $159.95 Sale: $135.95 FREE Shipping SUPERSPROX Stealth 525 Sprocket: 748-998 Price: $159.95 Sale: $135.95 SUPERSPROX Stealth 525 Sprocket: S2R/S4R/HM/MS1000 Price: $159.95 Sale: $135.95 SUPERSPROX Stealth 520 Sprocket: OEM DUcati DSSA Price: $89.95 Sale: $69.99 FREE Shipping Supersprox Stealth sprockets are the highest quality and most technological advanced sprockets in…
  • Early Monster / Supersport Steering Head bolt

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    while supplies last.... MW Billet Monster/ SS Steering Head Bolt: Revolver Price: $19.95 Sale: $13.95 Billet aluminum Steering head bolt for the Ducati Supersport and Monster up to 2001 with the small steer tube. Revolver style. MW Billet Monster/SS Steering Head Bolt: Swirl Price: $19.95 Sale: $13.95 Billet aluminum Steering head bolt for the Ducati Supersport and Monster up to 2001 with the small steer tube.. Replace the industrial looking hex head. For more closeout items: * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside…
  • Closeout! FRENTUBO Kevlar Oil Cooler Lines: Early Monsters

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Big savings on Lightweight Kevlar oil lines with aluminum fittings. FRENTUBO Kevlar Oil Cooler Lines: M1000 Price: $229.99 Sale: $179.99 FREE Shipping FRENTUBO SS Oil Cooler Lines: M900/M750 1999 and Older Monsters Price: $225.00 Sale: $179.95 FREE Shipping For more closeout items: Returns, Scratch & Dent, and Closeout * 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 over $500 GLOBAL750 gets 75% off shipping on orders over $750 * Register on…
  • Nolan N-Com B4 Plus

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Finally an easy and simple solution to add BlueTooth capabilities to your Nolan N44 or N104 helmet, the Nolan N-Com BlueTooth B4 Plus. If you've had a Nolan helmet before and tried to add BlueTooth, you know that there were multiple pieces to purchase and install. Now, it's just one part number, and one part to install. Best of all, it's a seamless installation and the system works with multiple other communication brands. Included in every kit is the N-Com B4+, battery, USB wall charger, 3.5mm audio cable, and MicroUSB cord. Available from Riders Discount, this is not going to be listed on…
  • Sportbikers in California taunt the police

    L8 Braker
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    If you ever wonder why the police profile you. If you ever wonder why the public hates Sportbikers. If you ever wonder why people are OK with Sportbikers dying for whatever reason, their fault or not. If you ever wonder how a law could be enacted with the specific target of Sportbikers. Look no further than this video. Douchebaggery at its finest. CLICK HERE FOR STORY AND VIDEO
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    Harley Davidson News

  • View Press Release

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Dohmen CEO and Dohmen Life Sciences Services President, Cynthia LaConte, said the invitation-only Summit was created as a forum for life science entrepreneurs within Medtech, Pharma and Biotech to envision a new, more efficient and effective industry paradigm that could positively affect the country's healthcare problem. "The U.S. pays double every other country on healthcare, nearly three trillion dollars annually, and yet we aren't scoring as well on life expectancy and other key health metrics as countries paying half what we do per person," began LaConte in her opening address.
  • Partnership Marks Expansion of The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Program

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Harley-Davidson , together with The Nature Conservancy, is mobilizing its global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of its Renew the RideTM initiative. October 31, 2014 MILWAUKEE, WI - Harley-Davidson USA Dedicated to the goal of preserving the open road for future generations of riders, Renew the Ride is the latest global mission and call to action for Harley-Davidson riders.
  • Holy rollers: Virginia funeral home unveils Harley Davidson hearse...

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    'I don't want my child to grow up to be a sex tape star': Mother campaigns to remove 'sexualized' Kardashian Kids clothing from Babies 'R' Us Widow of Boston bomber's new life in New Jersey: She and their three-year-old daughter are pictured settling in to their fresh start Women over forty need to go under the knife to stop their men cheating: Expert claims surgery is only way to curb wandering eyes EXCLUSIVE: Kremlin brands American couple who want to void adoption of 'mentally ill' Russian boy and girl as 'despicable' and demands to see children Quarantined Ebola nurse takes cops for a…
  • Harley-Davidson woos affluent young Indians with bike culture

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Harley-Davidson Inc, battling upstart competitors in its traditional markets, says it is betting on India's young and affluent urbanites to help establish a "leisure riding" culture there and boost sales of its first new bike in over a decade. With Lynyrd Skynyrd and Deep Purple playing in the background, the iconic United States motorcycle company on Thursday launched three new bikes in India, a country more associated with pot holes and traffic snarl-ups than open roads.
  • PHOTO: The new Harley Davidson hearse available at funeral homes in Virginia.

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    A group of Virginia funeral homes introduced a Harley hearse to give customers a unique way to say goodbye to loved ones. Michael Turch, who owns three funeral homes in Alexandria and Dale City, says customers are over the moon about the new service.
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • Vuarnet Eyewear Relaunches after More than a Decade

    Anush Benliyan
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The 57-year-old French luxury eyewear brand Vuarnet relaunched in the United States in September, bringing its iconic all-weather sunglasses back into the limelight. The brand first achieved fame over five decades ago with its namesake, the 1960 downhill-skiing Olympic gold medalist Jean Vuarnet. Years later, the company reached the peak of its popularity, greeting the 1984 summer Olympics as an official sponsor. Now, after having fallen from the radar for more than a decade, Vuarnet is back and as committed t...
  • Nauta Yachts, Designer of the World’s Largest Yacht, Unveils a 541-Foot Gigayacht.

    John Lyon
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Nauta Yachts—the design firm that conceived the world’s largest yacht, the 590-foot Azzam—has revealed its latest project, a seven-deck, 541-foot gigayacht with a mind-boggling array of amenities. The massive yacht is powered by a diesel-electric hybrid system that allows for a cruising speed of 18 knots and a range of more than 6,900 miles. Guests enter the yacht, which can accommodate as many as 36 guests, through its 1,615-square-foot main deck lobby. The forward section of the main deck houses two VIP s...
  • Balanced Audio Technologies Debuts VK-3000SE Integrated Amplifier

    Alexander Lamascus
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) has announced the release of its new VK-3000SE integrated amplifier ($7,995). It features a minimalist aesthetic and the Delaware manufacturer’s signature sound, and it pairs nicely with a variety of sources. As an integrated amplifier, the VK-3000SE—which is available in unassuming black or black and silver—requires only a music source and speakers. For analog playback, BAT offers a phono-stage upgrade for an additional $1,000. As its name implies, BAT uses balanced internal...
  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines Offers VIP Access to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

    Jimmy Im
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    To celebrate the inaugural fall Bing Crosby horse-racing season at the legendary Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in San Diego, the Lodge at Torrey Pines is offering a two-night package with racetrack access. Available for the duration of the extended season, which runs November 7 through 30, the Winner’s Package includes a table at Del Mar’s trackside Clubhouse Terrace restaurant. Daily breakfast for two at the lodge and chauffeured Audi shuttle service will also be available. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s firs...
  • From the November Issue: Carte Blanche

    Carte Blanche
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    With its unhurried expansion of the Cheval Blanc brand, LVMH is slowly but surely redefining the concept of a luxury hotel. It is one of those quintessential Maldivian afternoons in which a single fluffy cloud sails across the sky like a slow-moving ship and the slender palm trees seem to stretch to the sun. My fantasy island—a football field–sized patch smothered by a mound of snow-white sand—is silent save for the whisper of a light breeze and the churning of the rising tide. I flatten myse...
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  • Don’t be an Asshole. Please, Thank You and Goodnight.

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Warning: This post may contain nuts, lunatic ranting and marginally motorcycle-related content.  For the past few months it seems like I’m in the nasty clutches of an existential crisis. So many question about life, the universe and my place in each plague me. It seems like I come away with more questions than answers. Little by little I’m trying to fix my broken parts. I think it makes me question everything I see going on around me, too. I read all sorts of blogs, mailing lists, Twitter feeds, magazines about motorcycling and the life that surrounds that. Motorcycling for me…
  • Finding the Weird in the Woods

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Dang it! Yeah, I’m a little bummed that the picture came out blurry but it’ll have to do. Considering what I pay my flying helper monkeys, I can’t complain. I’m not sure why there were WEIRD signs up in the woods but it seemed fitting that we stop for a photo. Weird [weerd] adjective, weirder, weirdest. 1. involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny: a weird sound; weird lights. 2. fantastic; bizarre: a weird getup. 3. Archaic. concerned with or controlling fate or destiny. noun, Chiefly Scot. 4. fate; destiny. 5. fate (def 6). Hmm, I’ll take…
  • Everything You’ve Heard to the Contrary is a Lie – Size Matters

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    Two weeks ago, my little Husky got some much needed lovin’ thanks to my one man pit crew. It’s really a nice service, you should try it. All you have to do is marry some dude that loves motorcycles too and stuff just shows up in the garage. He’s like the Tooth Fairy but for motorcycles. (And will also probably smother me with a pillow for calling him a fairy.) New beefy hoops replaced the old shagged out knobblies. And… TA DA! I have a new seat. Now to the untrained eye this seat probably looks just like the old seat. But, this seat is a magic seat. It is full of…
  • The Eyes are the Window to Your Soul. Or Something.

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    On Saturday afternoon while doing the Meteor dualsport in south Jersey, we stopped at about the half-way point of the ride to get gas at a small gas station. When Gary and I pulled in there were probably 20 other motorcycles already there filling up. Because New Jersey doesn’t allow you to pump your own gas (technically) you have some type of interaction with a pump attendant. In my case, he pushed the button, handed me the nozzle and then took my money at the end.  I was one of dozens of motorcyclists that passed through the station that day. Hours later after packing up my bike and…
  • Travel Planning: Offbeat Museums

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Since turning 40, it seems like I have become highly sensitive about squeezing all of the fun out of each day. There aren’t a lot of things that I really want. Sure, “stuff” is nice but it doesn’t usually set my heart on fire. My daydreams are filled with colorful imaginings of traveling on my motorcycle or some deeper human connection. Maybe that’s why I am constantly stuffing my brain full of beautiful, interesting or curious destinations. A few weeks ago, I picked up a copy of “Offbeat Museums” by Saul Rubin.  You know, just ‘cuz. On an…
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    XS650 Chopper

  • Fred’s, Oh For Flake Sake

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Fred Steeves –  It was a 50 dollar dumpster bound rat when I got it. That was to be a budget build of about 750 dollars. Did a small amount of Continue Reading →
  • 72 rat

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Uncle G – I bought the 72 at a yard sale had an old KX 250 kicking around married the two of them and came up with this..
  • Pete bailey chops and bobbers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Pete bailey – I have built five xs650s from the ground up, its my weakness,, the last one is a brat style bobber, it has a cut down frame, but retains Continue Reading →
  • 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 →
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    Cycle Trader Insider - Motorcycle Blog by Cycle Trader

  • Comparison: 2014 BMW F 800 GS vs. 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC: Variations on a Theme

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    The spicy flavor of this British-born, massaged sportbike machine delivers tons of passion from each twist of the wrist, but the BMW’s practical and concise demeanor also delivers in predictable and repeatable ways. Many ask the same question, “Which one?” But only your own taste buds know what you like—fancy a cup of tea or a beer? Backed up with a little ride through some of Mother Nature’s deadliest terrain, aka Death Valley National Park, this is how they stack up on paper, as well as on the trail.In our last issue, we showed you a collection of motorcycles you might consider…
  • 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.
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  • Yonny Hernandez contracts with Ducati to continue with the Pramac Racing Team in 2015 MotoGP World Championship

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Ducati Corse is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Yonny Hernandez that will tie the Colombian rider to Ducati for 2015, with an option for 2016. Hernandez, born on July 25th 1988 in Medellín, made his MotoGP debut in 2012 and began his adventure with Ducati last year in the GP of Aragòn, as replacement for the injured Ben Spies on the Pramac Racing Team Desmosedici machine. Confirmed by the team for 2014, Yonny has raced this season with a GP13 Factory bike, often showing good form in qualifying and the races: his best career result came last Sunday at Sepang, where…
  • Interview with Cal Crutchlow

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Q : Cal, This is you last year with Ducati, what do you think about ducati so far? Cal Crutchlow : Its been a difficult time, but not necessary from the team side, I’ve been riding the best all year. But of course it disappointed i’ll be leaving at the end of the year but this is racing and this is live, Actually they have two great riders for next 2 year Q : It seem that now you are going tobe faster and faster, do you ride with GP 14.2 ? Cal Crutchlow : I don’t have GP14.2, I go fast with the old bike which is event better and also better for ducati, it show that their bike is capable…
  • Exclusive Interview with Dorna Sport’s CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Dear Brothers and sisters, Talking about Asia Talent cup, Actually this Cadet Race event Is a dorna’s Original idea to bring a Racing event for the Asian Young Motorbike Racer simmiliar with the Cadet Race that they Have in Europe. To Knowing about what is the backgroud of ATC Race , the future of the rider and also the chance of MotoGP held In Indoensia again .. . Lets Check it out. TMC : Mr Ezpeleta, Whats Is the Backgroud of this Activity (Asia Talent Cup ) ? Carmelo Ezpeleta : Almost 2 years Ago, when we are start to think about the possibility, we talk with honda about that –…
  • 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…
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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

  • FIM NORTH AMERICAN SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP Appoints Mike Kidd as Vice President, General Manager

    Scott Lukaitis
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    New York, NY (October 22, 2014) FIM North American Supermoto Championship (FIMNASMC) announced today Mike Kidd has been named as Vice President, General Manager. Mike comes with a wealth of experience within the motorcycle industry as a former AMA Grand National Champion, AMA Hall of Fame Inductee, creator AMA National Arenacross Series, along with event and series race production, television broadcast, sponsorship, extensive marketing, advertising, and public relations experience. "We are honored to have Mike join our group and feel his industry and promotional experience will be key to the…
  • 2015 Monster Energy Supercross TV Schedule

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Courtesy of Feld MotorsportsAURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sportsand FOX Sports announced today the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, television schedule that includes 17 live races, headlined by the first-ever live FOX network broadcast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, April 25. The 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season opens Saturday, Jan. 3, in Anaheim, Calif., with the first of 12 live races on FOX Sports 1. Three races currently are scheduled to air live on FOX Sports 2, with all races available live through the FOX Sports GO app,…
  • 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…
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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
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+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,…
  • Sidi Tour & Sidi Rain: All Weather Options

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+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…
  • Sidi Traffic 2, Tour, and Mag-1 Boots: It's All About the Air

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+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…
  • Schuberth M1 Helmet: The Best on the Menu

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+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…
  • Scorpion EXO-R710 Crystal and Focus: Great Options

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+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…
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  • ‘86 Benelli 654 Sport – Inglourious Basterds Cycles

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have to admit, the global custom motorcycle scene at the moment is anything but boring. While the current generation waxes lyrical about their new-school café racers and brats, the old school revel in their baggers, billet and bobbers. Each to their own, we say. But what if your own isn’t one or the other? Well, here’s a perfect case in point; Bologna’s Inglourious Basterds Cycles. Equally comfortable with classic Americana builds as they are with old-school bobbers and retro racers, they’ve just taken their second AMD trophy in as many years with a bike that…
  • Dirty Sunday

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    One of the biggest revivals happening at the moment in the motorcycle scene is vintage flat track racing. Events like Dirt Quake, Hell on Wheels, Dirty Sunday and Australia’s up and coming Sunday Slide are bringing this sport back to a wider audience. Sure, most of these races aren’t very serious, but they are introducing riders to a sport that hasn’t been very accessible to those without a healthy budget. But the main reason these events are being held is that it’s hard to have more fun on two wheels. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing like getting sideways around a…
  • ‘71 Triumph Daytona – Tin Shack Restorations

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Flat caps. Wellington boots. Picnic lunches. The world of Land Rovers seems light years away from the dusty, rough-and-tumble world of desert racing. One’s all cucumber sandwiches and pheasants, the other’s realising that once you’ve hit the cactus and you can see your bike off in the distance doing somersaults, it’s probably far too late to land the jump gracefully. Yet from this ying and yang-ness of contrasts comes today’s rather splendid build, the Triumph ‘Greenhorn Express.’ Colby, the bike’s owner and builder, makes a living restoring Early…
  • Interview: Blaž from ER Motorcycles

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Blaž takes in his latest build There’s no doubt about it, today’s custom bike scene is a tough nut to crack. It takes seemingly endless amounts of creativity, hard work and time. And once you’ve heaped all that onto the altar of the biking gods, there’s still no promise of success. You could spend the rest of your cold, greasy life toiling away in a dimly lit garage and never sell a single bike. And that’s if you live in America. Now try rising to the top of the heap while living in a country that most people couldn’t point to on a map. Sound…
  • ‘83 Yamaha SR500 Flat Tracker

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Here’s something that you probably didn’t know. The movie ‘On Any Sunday’ not only won an Academy award, invented the world’s first helmet cam and single-handedly changed the Western world’s attitude to motorcycling – it also introduced large areas of the world to the wonders of both Flat Track racing and BMX bicycles. Which, if it’s not too long a bow to draw, means that it’s probably also responsible for today’s star bike. Meet Poland’s Pan Sławomir and his very mean, very green flat track Yamaha, ‘Storm Buddy.’ “My name is…
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    Everyday Riding

  • Saint Paul Becoming More Motorcycle Friendly

    Chris Luhman
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    While walking recently in downtown St. Paul, I noticed some new parking meters with pictures of motorcycles on them. I have seen several more since. St. Paul is becoming more motorcycle friendly by offering motorcycle only parking meters. Most of the spaces I saw were too small to fit a car, so this is a nice way to maximize parking revenues as well. Nice job St. Paul! Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
  • 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…
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Tour of the Week – Northern Pennsylvania

    31 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 Northern Pennsylvania Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s April 2004 issue.
  • 2015 Kawasaki Versys Models: More Versatile than Ever

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Kawasaki’s do-it-all street bike lineup gets a number of updates and improvements across three distinct models. First up is the base Versys 650 ABS. Beginning the long list of “news” for the Versys is revised styling on the bike’s front end. The look is certainly more aggressive with the likeness of a somewhat angry, alien […]
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Battery

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    All too often, motorcycle batteries die young, murdered by neglect. Dehydration, improper charging, and a slow discharge during storage all shorten a battery’s life. But it doesn’t have to be that way; how long your battery lasts is mainly up to you. Motorcycle radios, clocks, alarms, computers, etc., draw a small current even when the […]
  • RoadRUNNER’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    3BR Powersports TAPP™ All-Weather USB Powerports (408) 891-4603 All-weather, all the time, means that you don’t have to unplug your USB device and cap the TAPP series USB power port when the weather turns ugly. The patented TAPP CAPP mating cable seal is the difference. With TAPP’s 2.1A or TAPP Lite’s 1.2A output, there […]
  • Motorcycle of the Year: KTM 1190 Adventure

    Florian Neuhauser
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last year we awarded the MOTY to a brand new model that changed the game dramatically (the Indian Chieftain). Under consideration again this year was an Indian motorcycle, namely the Scout, but also Harley-Davidson’s electric experiment Project LiveWire and BMW’s touring models (the RT and GTL). In the end, the editors at RoadRUNNER all agreed […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Minority Customs Cub Green

    Geoff Baldwin
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    If you've been following Return of the Cafe Racers on Instagram or Facebook you'll have seen that I recently attended Kustomfest in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The show was awesome with 20,000+ people through the doors and an incredible collection of over 150 unique custom motorcycles on display. The custom scene in Indonesia is thriving and of all the builds on display that excited me the most, it was the small capacity bikes that really blew me away. Small bikes rule the streets of Indo so it's no wonder they put so much effort into their custom creations and one bike that…
  • Addiction Customs Arcanum SR500

    Geoff Baldwin
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Earlier this year I made the trip up to Sydney to attend Throttle Roll. Of all the awesome bikes on display there was one fresh build that stood out from the rest, an Anbu inspired Yamaha SR500 by Nicholas Blaxell of Addiction Customs. After I returned home I got in touch with Nicholas and pulled together a feature about the bike for Tank Moto magazine issue 5. Here's a condensed version of the full feature that appeared in the mag...Read more »Return of the Cafe…
  • 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…
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  • MISSRIDER on Jimmy Fallon – Kinda

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Madeleine “MISSRIDER” Velazquez has been featured on YouMotorcycle not once, not twice, but thrice, and she finally made it to Hollywood – kinda. MISSRIDER is a public school teacher in Worcester, Massachusetts. We first got in touch with her after her ride across the United States on her Triumph Bonneville and featured her on the ... The post MISSRIDER on Jimmy Fallon – Kinda appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Free YouMotorcycle App

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    We’ve never really mentioned the YouMotorcycle App for Android more than once or twice. It doesn’t get any upgrades or fancy options. It just works. The original App was downloaded on roughly 100 devices. The current version of the app is now running on over 50 devices scattered somewhere across the world. Considering the web site ... The post Free YouMotorcycle App appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in The United Kingdom

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Infinity Motorcycles put out a great infographic about How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in The United Kingdom. The post is divided into three parts: – Riding a 50cc Scooter – Riding a 125cc Motorcycle – Riding a 125cc+ Motorcycle Licensing to Ride a 50cc Scooter Licensing to Ride a 125cc Motorcycle Licensing to Ride a ... The post How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in The United Kingdom appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Love Letters Cabaret is Back

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cold weather is upon us in Toronto, Canada, and motorcyclists are beginning to look around for something to keep us warm and happy at night. Queue the band, enter the cast of Love Letters Cabaret, jazz-hands-all-a-shakin’. Love Letters Cabaret is returning to Lula Lounge with their new show, Eden. Based on what we saw last year ... The post Love Letters Cabaret is Back appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Cheap Motorcycle Paintings

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Motorcycling isn’t just a sport, a hobby, or a method of transportation. To many motorcyclists, riding is a lifestyle, a passion, a life-long love affair. Growing up and growing old shouldn’t mean having to sell that love short. My years of hanging posters on my walls are somewhere in the distance in my chrome rear ... The post Cheap Motorcycle Paintings appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • Scottsdale Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Fatalities

    Breyer Law Offices
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A Scottsdale motorcycle accident is no laughing matter. What is a minor accident between two cars can actually cause serious injuries, or even death, when a motorcycle is involved. The riders and passengers on motorcycles don’t have the same protections as drivers of regular motor vehicles. In a car, the passengers and the driver have the benefit of the car, seat belts and air bags to protect them. But on a motorcycle, these protective assemblies and resources aren’t present. Any accident involving a motorcycle can be deadly and turn a quiet afternoon enjoying the rolling landscapes,…
  • 5 Keys to Removing the Risk from Being a Kingman Motorcycle Rider

    Breyer Law Offices
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Kingman motorcycle riders have some of the best rides in the country, with access to the best and most remote areas of Arizona. However, riders in this area of the state also have to worry a great deal about motorcycle collisions. Accidents involving motorcycle riders are not uncommon in Kingman, and it is critical for motorcycle riders to do whatever possible to remove the risks associated with riding a motorcycle. Here are the five keys to removing your risk of being involved in a collision right now. They’re easier to implement than you think so get to reading. Keep your motorcycle in…
  • 3 Major Qualities that Characterize Safe Douglas Motorcycle Riders

    Breyer Law Offices
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    As a Douglas motorcycle rider, it’s up to you to keep yourself safe on the roads whenever you head out for a ride on your motorcycle. That may be a difficult thing to think about, because after all, you know that you’re the safest motorcycle rider in the entire city, if not in the entire state of Arizona. Wait. Back up. Not every motorcycle rider can be the safest one, but certainly every motorcycle rider can think that they are. The trouble with that train of thought is that most of the time the riders who think that they are riding the safest are the ones that can get themselves into…
  • 3 Reasons Why Distraction Is the Enemy of Arizona Motorcycle Riders

    Breyer Law Offices
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    As an Arizona motorcycle rider, you know that it’s only a matter of time before you come into contact with a driver whose actions could cause you to become involved in a crash, and no motorcycle rider is ever really completely prepared for that. However, the fact is that most of the time motorcycle riders could have done at least one thing different that could have altered the outcome of the collision in their favor. This does not mean that motorcycle riders are to blame, but it does mean that motorcyclists should do everything they can to stay safe every time they go out for a ride.
  • 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…
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  • New GoPro Hero 4 Cameras Push The Limits of Excellence

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Every so often, a technology or gadget comes along that is totally revolutionary and completely changes the game.  GoPro has been doing just that ever since they released their first action camera.  GoPro cameras have enabled all people to tell their stories from their own unique perspective no matter what their skill level is.  The GoPro is so versatile and can allow you to shoot video and tell stories that was previously not possible.  The versatility and the ability to capture cinema quality video make them the top choice among all action cameras. GoPro recently released the Hero 4…
  • 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…
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  • AMA Teams With Wayne National Forest To Produce ‘Don’t Ruin The Ride’ Off-Road Videos

    The Dirt Bike Guy
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    The American Motorcyclist Association and the U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest have jointly produced two YouTube videos promoting safe and responsible off-road motorcycling, as well as enjoyment of ATVs and other off-highway vehicles. The videos encourage riders to stay on designated trails, offer courtesy to other trail users, obtain all the required OHV permits, stay sober and resist the urge to race each other while trail riding. “We were very happy to be able to work on this project with the U.S. Forest Service and, particularly, with our neighbors at the Wayne…
  • Flat Tire Prevention For Motorcycle Riders

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Tires are one of the most essential pieces of equipment on a motorcycle. That’s why it’s critical to keep them properly maintained. Riding on a motorcycle at 70 mph and having a tire burst can be an extremely dangerous situation for a rider. Not only can it lead to further damage of a bike, but a rider could fall as a result. The best bet to avoiding this is to take on the problem before it happens and properly maintain a bike’s tires. Preventative maintenance is the best bet to avoiding future major problems with a motorcycle. Not to mention, a rider is given peace of…
  • Suzuki Recalls GSX-R Motorcycles For Faulty Drive Chain Adjuster

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a major announcement on the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles because of a serious issue with the drive chain adjuster, which can quickly become damaged once a rider misses a gear when they are upshifting. The NHTSA recalled 23,073 GSX-R motorcycles in the U.S. because of the drive chain adjuster. However, the agency said that while the problem was located in the Suzuki GSX-R600 model, the recall also affects other models such as the GSX-R750 from the years 2011 to 2014. The recall also included the Suzuki GSX-R1000…
  • It’s Sand Season! 7 Accessories to Upgrade your UTV

    Eric Ellis
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    If you live in Southern California, then you’re accustomed to not really having seasons. One of the downfalls of living in this sun-soaked land is that we don’t get to experience the beautiful collage of oranges, reds, golds and browns associated with autumn leaves. But what we may lack in a rainbow of foliage we make up for with year-round motorsports fun, and when it comes to the Southern California “fall” season, that means it’s time to hit the sand. Southern California deserts are typically way too hot to enjoy during the summer, so when Labor Day finally rolls around people…
  • Yamaha Announces New YZF-R3 Sportsbike

    Motorcycle Maniac
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    In mid-October, Yamaha announced its newest member to the R series sportsbikes with the YZF-R3, Cycle News reported. The newest frame will have Yamaha sportsbike enthusiasts picturing some of the larger bikes the motorcycle company makes when they see the R3. The R3 is a 320cc small entry-level sportsbike that will be able to challenge some of the toughest competitors. According to, the Honda CBR and the Kawasaki Ninja were both in a battle for the best smaller-sized bike when the Yamaha YZF-R3 was released in the U.S. and into the 300cc category. The R3 has a liquid-cooled…
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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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  • Free bikerMetric App

    Adrian S
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    We’ve never really mentioned the bikerMetric App for Android more than once or twice. It doesn’t get any upgrades or fancy options. It just works. The current version of the app is now running on over 100 devices scattered all over the world. Considering the web site gets 65,000 monthly visitors, that’s not much. We ... The post Free bikerMetric App appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • 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.
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR70: Motorcycle Riding and Hiking

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    As motorcyclists we often ride right by some beautiful areas for hiking and exploring, but many of us just ride right on by. “What would I do with all my gear?” “I don’t have hiking boots with me…” etc, etc. There are several solutions, from luggage to locks that will keep your gear safe as […]
  • WRR69: Ethanol Fuel in Motorcycles

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    If you’ve been around bikes for any length of time, you’ve probably heard (or experienced) the horrors of ethanol blended fuel.  Several years ago now the government decided that it made sense to blend ethanol, an alcohol derived from corn, into our gasoline.  Nowadays just about any gas station you visit in the US has […]
  • 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 […]
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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • Another Study Supports Helmet Laws

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    This time it’s the American College of Surgeons that is out with findings that support universal helmet laws. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers compared the impact of partial helmet laws (for riders under age 18 or under age 21) in some states to the requirement by other states that all riders wear helmets. The data […] The post Another Study Supports Helmet Laws appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Is Polaris Really “Bullish” On Victory?

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    It has been said that actions speak louder than words. If that’s true, Polaris needs to stop with the “bullish” lip-service and either pay some serious attention to its Victory brand or put all its eggs in Indian’s basket. As it currently stands, having two lines of heavyweight motorcycles – Indian and Victory – is […] The post Is Polaris Really “Bullish” On Victory? appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • New England Motorcycle Museum Being Built

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    ROCKVILLE, CT – Tour what was once the Hockanum Mill in Rockville with Ken Kaplan, as RIDE-CT did recently, and his attention to detail on his $10 million dream project is constantly evident. It was evident during the factory tour when he showed off the original wood floors, complete with wear-mark footprints where workers once […] The post New England Motorcycle Museum Being Built appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Could Lane-Splitting Work In The Northeast?

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    California is the only state in the nation that allows lane-splitting – riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic on a freeway – but the results of a new year-long study released this week just might spur a push to make such “filtering” permissible elsewhere. How practical lane-splitting would in the […] The post Could Lane-Splitting Work In The Northeast? appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Wood Creek Bar and Grill Welcomes Riders

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    NORFOLK, CT – When heading out with friends for a ride through the Litchfield Hills, I am always on the lookout for quality eating establishments, especially ones that are motorcyclist friendly. The Wood Creek Bar and Grill represents all of this and more. Owners Mike and Heidi Dinsmore started the restaurant in 2010 in a […] The post Wood Creek Bar and Grill Welcomes Riders appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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    Two Stroke Racelab

  • Rs125 NF4 from Denmark.

    Nick Prionas
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Many thanks to Mikkel(DNK) for sharing a photo of his lovely NF4 bike. I hope it will be ready soon and the new pipe will deliver the goods.
  • Honda Nsr250 crankshaft bearings

    Nick Prionas
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    A limited number of Nsr250 crankshaft bearing sets, are now available through my online store.These are the stock crankshaft bearings that Honda uses for the late model Nsr250 bikes.The bearing set will fit the following models:MC18 MK2  - R5k onwardsMC21          - All modelsMC28          - All modelsPrice is at 160 Euro (WW posting costs included).
  • Honda Rs125 NF4 - NX4, Leak Down Tester kits, for sale.

    Nick Prionas
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Leak Down tester kits for the Honda Rs125 bikes can now be purchased via my online store. You can find the link to the store, at the right hand side of this page.Leak Down Testers for other motorcycle models will be added in the near future or upon request.Price is at 65 Euro (WW posting costs included).
  • Handmade Kubotan

    Nick Prionas
    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

    Nick Prionas
    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!
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    BigScotty - Big Biker Lifestyle Blog

  • Welcome The 2014 Royal Enfield Classic 500 - Another Bike Joins The Big Scotty Stable

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lots of riders in the USA have never heard of Royal Enfield. It is however the oldest motorcycle company in continuous production anywhere in the world. It was founded in the UK in 1901 (same year as Indian) and moved piece-by-piece to India over a period lasting from 1955 to 1962. Since 1962 Enfield has been built completely in India.I have traveled to India and there, it’s not the Harley-Davidson that you see everywhere - it’s the RE Bullet. No motorcycle model has been produced as long as Enfield has made the Bullet. It’s very popular just about everywhere but the USA.
  • Does Your Motorcycle Jacket Fit Right?

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    I’ve owned lots of motorcycle jackets, made of all sorts of material. During the winter, I prefer denim or leather. During the summer, mesh. But no matter what time of year, I want my jacket to fit. There are two components to a proper fit. Does it look right and does it feel right? The latter is the most important if you’re a rider. If you’re looking to be a fashion icon, I have no advice for you. But if you want to ride safe and secure and feel comfortable doing it, I have some tips. First - know what you like. Only you can know if you like a tight or a loose-fitting…
  • On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    If you're like me, the original "On Any Sunday" movie was a strong motivator for you to get more out of motorcycling. Until "Why We Ride" came out recently, no other movie had come close to really capturing what I personally feel when I'm on a bike or with people who love bikes.Not to be outdone, On Any Sunday is back with a sequel. It's called "On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter."When On Any Sunday premiered in 1971, it wasn’t just any movie. Directed by Bruce Brown – who also helmed surfing classic The Endless Summer – this insider look at motorcycle racing reached a wide…
  • Get Your Motorcycle Ready For Winter

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
  • Lane Splitting Study Shows It Isn't Any More Unsafe Than Riding In General

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    A yearlong California study of motorcycle lane-splitting has concluded the practice is no more dangerous than motorcycling in general, if the rider is traveling at speeds similar to or only slightly faster than the surrounding traffic.The maneuver becomes more dangerous, (as does any sort of driving) however, when a motorcyclist is speeding or riding more than 10 mph faster than the traffic the cyclist is passing.Lane-splitting occurs when a motorcyclist passes other vehicles by riding between them along the lane line. California is the only state that does not ban the controversial practice,…
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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…
  • What You Should Know About Hyannis Car Accident Lawyers

    Kevin Landry
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Often, many victims of car accidents are reluctant to turn towards Hyannis car accident lawyers because they feel these arrangements can place a financial burden on them. Following a car accident, many victims are not sure where they should go or who they should contact in order to get the compensation they need. The good news is that they can find good Hyannis car accident lawyers and the entire process does not have to be complicated at all. Provided you know where to look and what to look for, finding a car accident lawyer in Hyannis is a painless process. Importance Of Hyannis Car…
  • Warwick RI Slip And Fall Lawyer: Can You Get Compensation When Signs Were Posted?

    Kevin Landry
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Can a Warwick RI slip and fall lawyer help you get compensation even when there were warning signs posted around the area where your accident occurred? The truth is there are plenty of circumstances and facts that surround a slip and fall accident. A warning sign can be considered to be one of the factors but it is not definitely not the only factor to consider when assessing a slip and fall situation. Role Of A Warwick RI Slip And Fall Lawyer A Warwick RI slip and fall lawyer will look at everything surrounding the injury. For instance, what were the conditions present? Were the warning…
  • Providence RI Personal Injury Attorneys Caution: Tv law Is Not Real Law

    Kevin Landry
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Thanks to many years of airing courtroom dramas on television, many people have become delusional and imagine they can handle their own personal injury cases without hiring Providence RI personal injury attorneys. You may feel inspired to represent yourself in a court of law but there are many risks you have to consider. By right you are allowed to represent yourself in court but this could ultimately break your case. TV law and real world law are very different. Unless you are a law expert, chances are that you do not know how legal proceedings work and you also do not know the fine points…
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    MotoGoLoco Blog

  • Biker cuts free driver out of upturned car

    James Miodonski
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    Helmet cam footage of a San Diego motorcyclists hit the web this month after the rider stopped, whipped out his picket knife and cut free the woman driver of an upturned car on a busy highway. 2m 16s in appears to be the exact point where our man starts thinking about nipping back to ask for her  [Read full post...] The post Biker cuts free driver out of upturned car appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blog.
  • Routes Voting System

    James Miodonski
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    We’re loving the new ratings system on the latest release of MotoGoLoco Maps. If you’ve found your favourite route on there, why not give it a wee upvote? (Unless you’re trying to keep it a secret, in which case – shame on you! Give your second favourite an upvote instead!) Here are the current top 20  [Read full post...] The post Routes Voting System appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blog.
  • The Little Person Inside – Documentary

    James Miodonski
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Every so often you stumble across a photo, story or video that stops you in your tracks and causes your jaw to involuntarily drop a little. The story of Talan Skeels-Piggins sheer determination to overcome a motorcycle accident and subsequent paralysis, to go on and race bikes is certainly one of them.  Grab a coffee and watch  [Read full post...] The post The Little Person Inside – Documentary appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blog.
  • MotoGoLoco Maps – v3 Launched

    James Miodonski
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Earlier this week, after several rounds of scrutinous testing and tweaking, we launched the latest update to MotoGoLoco Maps – our free journey planning tool and routes library. Before going much further, we must send out a huge and hearty ‘Thank You’ to the hundreds of you who sent in feedback about the old system – good  [Read full post...] The post MotoGoLoco Maps – v3 Launched appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blog.
  • Packing

    Dexter Scull
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    There are two types of people on motorcycle trips. Those who pack too much and those who pack too little. I’m still one who packs too much, but with experience I’ve reduced my overpacking to the things you carry and hope you won’t need – puncture repair kits, tools, that kind of thing. The days  [Read full post...] The post Packing appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blog.
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  • Hear MotoAmerica President (And Three-Time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion) Wayne Rainey On The Dawghouse Radio Show Tuesday At 6:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    3-Time MotoGP 500cc World Champion and the man who will be spearheading MotoAmerica, Wayne Rainey will be joining the Pack on The Dawghouse, Tuesday night Oct 28th. Wayne Rainey will forever be remembered as a man who dominated MotoGP in a time when the field was loaded with legends. Now he will also be remembered as a key part in the group that will be revitalizing American road racing. The Pack is extremely anxious to ask Wayne about the new series, and his dreams and desires for it, plus throw in some old school racing talk. The show runs live on from 6-8 pm eastern with a…
  • Top 10 most expensive motorcycles sold at auction.

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
      I wrote this article a few days ago.. and it is now out of date!!!!  The Harley Davidson “Captain America” bike from Easy Rider is now the most expensive motorcycle sold at auction.  Going for $1.35 million US this is reportable the bike that was destroyed at the end of the movie and rebuilt a few years later.  The “other” Captain America bike was stolen before the movie was finished and has never been seen again except for the fact that the man who authenticated this motorcycle as also authenticated another one as well….. hummmm.  Here is a link to…
  • Motorcycle TV: Philly Throttle’s Adam Cramer on Vimeo

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
        Well I guess that if we have heard nothing for this long that the show is no more…., but thought you might like this.
  • 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…
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  • Mercedes AMG to buy 25 per cent interest in MV Agusta

    Ewan Fleming
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    The rumors have been circulating for a few months now and we reported on it back in July. Today, it was officially announced that Mercedes-AMG will purchase a 25% interest in the Italian marque for an undisclosed price. In addition to the financial exchange, the two brands will also cooperate on marketing and sales initiatives, plus Mercedes-AMG will be able to appoint one board member. If approval is granted by the relevant Italian authorities, the purchase will occur sometime in November. This will mean that the three main German car manufactures will now have a presence in the motorcycle…
  • MV Agusta Stradale 800 Pictures and Specifications Leaked

    Ewan Fleming
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    The official unveiling of the new MV Agusta Stradle 800 is only a week away at EICMA, but in an otherwise slow news week, Indonesian website TMCblog has not only come across some new pictures of the Ducati Hyperstrada competitor, but the full specifications too. This somewhat conveniently coincides with MV Agusta releasing a new ‘teaser’ image of the bike today. The MV Agusta Stradle 800 uses the same three-cylinder engine as the Brutale 800, though power and torque are down slightly at 115 bhp (84.5 kw) and 57.9 lb-ft (78.5 nm). There’s no obvious reason for this decrease…
  • Ride to Live – New Motorcycle Safety Campaign

    Ewan Fleming
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Ride to Live is a new safety initiative just launched by the State Government of New South Wales. In addition to the usual tips and and pointers that are good for new and old riders alike, there’s some great interactive tests on the website and excellent videos on things that we sometimes take for granted. The campaign was created around the premise of what keeps motorcyclists safe – making good decisions. The campaign gives riders useful information about the risks they face on the road and how they can best manage them. What’s really good though is that the Ride to Live…
  • 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec Price & Specifications

    Ewan Fleming
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Yamaha has continued its massive new model push in 2014 with the announcement of the new 2015 Yamaha Star Bolt C-Spec. Promising to be a sportier version of the regular Star Bolts, it attaches itself to the resurgent ‘cafe racer’ style of motorcycle that is so popular at the moment. Powered by a fuel-injected, 58-cubic-inch (950cc), air-cooled, V-Twin engine, mounted in a double-cradle frame, it also features clip-on handlebars, traditional fork boots, a removable passenger seat cowl and sport café paint (I have no idea what that means) and graphics that supposedly tie it all…
  • Motorcycle Target Fixation – Understand And Overcome It

    Ewan Fleming
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Target fixation is one of the main causes of single vehicle motorcycle crashes and fatalities among new riders. The term was originally coined in WWII to describe how air force pilots could potentially fly into targets during bombing or strafing runs. When you target fixate, you are likely to steer in the direction of what you are looking at, ultimately causing an otherwise completely avoidable collision. A common and usually benign example is that of a pothole. You see it ahead of you and what happens? You keep looking at it and run right over it instead of making a slight course adjustment…
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  • Friday Blast: Scary Bike Movies

    John Stephens
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    We’re having to use the term ‘scary’ loosely for this Hallowe’en edition of our Friday blast. Because, quite frankly, scouring the web for scary bike videos that don’t involve ridiculous Russian dash-cam footage of near-fatal crashes is really, really hard. But we think we’ve found a pretty good mix of horror-themed nonsense to set your […]
  • Kenyan Woman’s Caesarian Cut Snaps Open On Ride Home

    John Stephens
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    It’s Halloween so we’re naturally looking for themed, biking stories. But Holy Shit – we didn’t think we’d ever write a headline like that. According to, the woman was on her journey home after a successful birth when her operation wound burst open, “Upon looking I saw blood oozing like the way a spring […]
  • Old Flame: Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP

    Guy Waldron
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Like an R1, but manlier What was it? It was Yamaha’s flagship road bike from 1989-1995, and the third major evolution of their five-valve ‘Genesis’ engine. The 1002cc machine was good for a true 170mph with a laughably simple factory restriction removed.   Why was it special? Yamaha already made the FZR1000 brilliant with the […]
  • What we expect and want from the Milan Show

    Ed Sterling
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Another month, another international bike show with plenty of new model unveilings.This time it’s the turn of EICMA, held in Milan during the first week of November. The Cologne Show at the end of September brought us the supercharged Kawasaki H2R, 199bhp BMW S1000RR, Ducati Scrambler and more, so the manufacturers are going to have […]
  • Midweek Blues: Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Video

    James Morgan
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    We are nearly half way through the week people, we’re all praying for sunshine this weekend but in the meantime we’ve got to work, yeah it may suck but that’s what pays for our beloved hobby.   So don’t be sad, the weekend will arrive. Use the five minutes you’ve got spare this morning to […]
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