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  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 coated in pure silver

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    Visordown News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    HERE'S Kawasaki’s latest promo video for the Ninja H2, which says the ‘silver-mirror’ paintwork is created by ‘inducing a chemical reaction that forms a layer of pure silver’.Yes, we’re puzzled too. It’s all beginning to feel a bit like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Next they’ll be saying we can eat it. The paintwork has already been seen on the track-only H2R which was unveiled at Intermot show in Cologne last month; and judging by Kawasaki's 12th teaser where they officially revealed the road-going H2, it looks as though both…
  • So I just got this $3k check...

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    MeinGlänzendMotorrad
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    ... because the insurance company wrote my YZF600R off. Minor plastic damage sure is expensive. So now I need to replace it. Well, want to. What does everyone think about this? Yamaha 2012 FZ6R 2012, 2k miles, $4k
  • ‘83 Yamaha SR500 Flat Tracker

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    Andrew
    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…
  • Alpinestars Jackets for Urban Motorcycle Riders

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    Ryan
    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…
  • yamaha virago 750 cafe racer by bullit custom cycles

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    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.
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  • Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 24 October

    Mike Werner
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Strange weather. Fall starts, but then interrupted by summer coming back. What a way to catch the flu. In the mean time, here are some interesting motorcycle related articles that have appeared over the last week that you may have missed. - Replacing the Lead in a Motorcycle Battery with Supercaps (Blog Of The Biker) - High-Speed-Chimps on Motorcycles! (Coolcycledude) - The Harley Economy Is Running Just Fine (Business Week) - One Legged Amputee To Ride At Dakar (Autoevolution) - Lane-splitting is safe, but with speed comes danger, study finds (LA Times) ...
  • Idea: I Would Like Something Like This For My Motorcycle Helmet

    Mike Werner
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Helmet #Lock #Belgium - Here is a great product from Belgium that I would love to see adapted to my motorcycle helmet. It's from bicycle helmet maker Lazer and it's called the Cappuccino Lock. ...
  • China: Protect Your Lungs, But Not Your Head

    Mike Werner
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #China #Pollution #ATGATT - Strange. In China it's obviously important to protect your lungs, but not your head when riding a motorcycle. Forget about ATGATT. Just look after your lungs. ...
  • Bagster: Split Personality Motorcycle/Scooter Apron

    Mike Werner
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Bagster #Aprons - Bagster released a new apron for scooters and motorcycles that can be used in summer and winter, since it has a zip divided the summer half from the winter one. ...
  • Video: Motorcycle Ambulance Racing Through Heavy Traffic

    Mike Werner
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Poland #Video #MotorcycleAmbulance - Here is an interesting onboard video of a Polish Yamaha Tenere ambulance motorcycle in heavy traffic. Cool riding. ...
 
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  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 coated in pure silver

    Visordown News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    HERE'S Kawasaki’s latest promo video for the Ninja H2, which says the ‘silver-mirror’ paintwork is created by ‘inducing a chemical reaction that forms a layer of pure silver’.Yes, we’re puzzled too. It’s all beginning to feel a bit like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Next they’ll be saying we can eat it. The paintwork has already been seen on the track-only H2R which was unveiled at Intermot show in Cologne last month; and judging by Kawasaki's 12th teaser where they officially revealed the road-going H2, it looks as though both…
  • MV Agusta F4 2015 makes 210hp

    Visordown News
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    A NEW MV Agusta F4 for will make 210hp and weigh just 175kg, the Italian manufacturer has revealed in a presentation to journalists.Pictures of the new F4 SBK taken at the presentation are circulating online, including this one, from Italian bike website Motoblog.it.They clearly show specifications of a customer version of a new F4 to be raced in World Superbikes next year. The 2015 model weighs a claimed 8% less than the current F4 RR, which suggest the 175kg is a dry-weight figure.With 210hp - 9hp more than the current F4 RR - that gives it a power-to-weight ratio…
  • New Duchinni D305 Moto X helmet

    Visordown News
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    HELMET manufacturer Duchinni has released the D305 Moto X, a helmet they say is aimed at road riders who want a motocross-style helmet with good quality fit, features and finish for less than £100.Approved to the ECE22.05 standard, the D305 has an ABS outer shell with added UV protection and an adjustable peak.It uses a quick-release strap instead of a conventional D-ring, and has vents on the crown, chin bar and at the rear to maximize airflow through the lid. All liners can be removed for washing.The D305 Moto X can be worn with motocross goggles and is available in sizes XS - XL in a…
  • New three winter jackets from Richa

    Visordown
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Touareg range Infinity range Phantom range MOTORCYCLE clothing specialist Richa has revealed three winter jackets for 2015 - the Touareg, Infinity and Phantom.Touareg:Made from a ‘high-density polyamide/polyester’ outer shell, the Touareg comes with a removable thermal lining, as well as a removable waterproof membrane. A removable D30 back protector comes fitted as standard, as do CE approved armour inserts on the shoulders and elbows.The jacket is also equipped with detachable waterproof chest pockets to allow more airflow in warmer weather.Available in black, grey and…
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R to make UK debut at Motorcycle Live

    Visordown News
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    KAWASAKI’S Ninja H2 and H2R will make their UK debut at Birmingham’s NEC next month, the firm has confirmed.Both versions of the 998cc supercharged sports bike – the 200hp road-going H2 and 300hp track-only H2R – will be shown for the first time in the UK at the Motorcycle Live show from November 22-30.Kawasaki’s UK marketing manager Mark Spiller said: ‘We’ve seen the huge interest from UK Kawasaki fans eager to see the H2R and H2 and I am happy to say both models with be on the Kawasaki stand at Motorcycle Live along with a cut-away engine and…
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  • Meet Chigger

    ronman1
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Looking forward to many happy times with my new buddy Chigger.
  • At Long Last

    ronman1
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Years of searching and indecision have come to an end.  Excuses as to why I shouldn’t. Reasons as to why I should. Hundreds if not thousands of I would but. This one would probably be okay, except. I really don’t have the time, because. All these along with thousand of other excuses have come to an end. Along the way I’ve learned many things.  Lessons both difficult and fun. Finding out things buried deep within myself. Taking me as far back into my memory as I’ve ever journeyed. Many prayers and tearful questions have brought me to this.  There have been people…
  • Wandering Through Time and My Mind

    ronman1
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Working our way through this journey we call life is thrilling, mundane and tiresome. We find ourselves in a rut at times.  In order to escape those ruts one must take whatever measures he deems necessary. In doing so you will ruffle the feathers of others around you. In the end we are ultimately responsible for ourselves. We control the choices that we make. In doing so we control our happiness. It has taken me many trying years to learn this valuable lesson.  Sure, we can share our happiness with other likeminded people. But those people are not required for happiness.  Once you wrap…
  • The Project

    ronman1
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Many years I’ve had an idea in my head.  I knew what I wanted to do.  I simply had to find the right pieces.  Today I found what I thought would be the ones. I couldn’t wait to get home and start to work.  It was scalding hot with impending thunderstorms.  I gathered my tools and set about the task at hand.   I had barely started when this big dark cloud drifted overhead. Sure thing it let out a loud clap of thunder and started to rain.  Well that put a damper on things for now.  I gathered all my tools and brought them back into the garage. I decided to sit there and…
  • The Final Countdown

    ronman1
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Here we are basically a month away from the start of hunting seasons here in Tennessee.  I can’t wait for the opening of squirrel season.  I have grand visions of working my two Mountain Feists a few times a week.  I’ve seen some encouraging signs from both of them over the summer.  Not to mention what they showed me during our spring squirrel season.   Although it can and will be frustrating at times, I’m looking forward to seeing these two grow and mature.  Jordan being older is doing very good on general commands and obedience.  Buster on the other hand, well…
 
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  • Daimler to buy stake in MV Agusta

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    After months of rumour, denial and whispers an official announcement that German automotive giant Daimler is buying a minority stake in MV Agusta will be made on November 3 according to MCN sources. Daimler has a variety of brands under...
  • MV Agusta to launch F4RR WSBK Special

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    MV Agusta will launch a World Superbike homologation special for their WSB campaign next year. The new F4 will be the worlds’ most powerful normally aspirated superbike with a quoted 210bhp. The engine will feature titanium valves and rods as...
  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Dragster RR first ride

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    MV Agusta's new 2015 Brutale 800RR and Dragster 800RR are today being put through their paces around the stunning roads of Tuscany by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: "MV certainly know how to get...
  • Which of 2015's new litre sportsbikes is exciting you most?

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    2015 looks set to be a good year for fans of litre sportsbikes, with the Kawasaki H2 currently taking the headlines ahead of the BMW S1000RR, Yamaha R1 and Ducati 1299 Panigale.
  • Is Marc Marquez making MotoGP dull?

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Marc Marquez is already the 2014 MotoGP champion. In just his second season in the premier class the Honda rider has absolutely dominated. But has his brilliance made it all a little too predictable?
 
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  • How to turn a Royal Enfield into a racebike

    Wesley Reyneke
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    With just 29 horses on tap, the Royal Enfield Continental GT is not the most likely of racebikes. But what it lacks in power, it makes up for in old-school charm. Fresh from the factory, the GT is a dead ringer for the home-built cafe racers of old, in a more modern package. Sure, the bike is a little outgunned by today’s standards, but it has potential—as the French RE dealer Tendance Roadster has just shown. Tendance boss Guillaume Tiraud is a fan of the Iron Bikers races, held on a circuit near Paris. Fleets of Royal Enfield Bullets battle with 1950s Norton Manxes, BSA Goldstars and…
  • A KTM we’d ride on any Sunday

    Chris Hunter
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Call me old-fashioned, but I reckon dirt bikes have lost the plot in the styling stakes: give me an Elsinore over a CRF any day. And we could devote acres of pixels to the beautiful machines coming out of Spain in the 60s and 70s. So wouldn’t it be great if you could match the performance and reliability of a modern-day motocross weapon with the elegant, desert sled styling of yore? That’s the thinking behind this latest build from Roland Sands—a KTM 450 SX-F with the aesthetics of a long-gone bomb runner. “There’s just something great about the simplistic lines of vintage bikes,”…
  • A Cheeky W650 from Gentlemen’s Factory

    Wesley Reyneke
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Motorcycling and fashion have been holding hands for quite some time now. Fashion houses are commissioning builds and using motorcycles in their marketing. And conversely, custom shops are turning to merchandise to help grow their brands. Somewhere in the middle you’ll find Gentlemen’s Factory. Based in an old factory in Lille, France, it’s an apparel and dry goods producer now applying its aesthetic to bikes. And judging by this Kawasaki W650, they’re doing it right. “Gentlemen’s Factory is more than a clothing brand for those who love motorbikes,” says…
  • Brougham: A Cadillac-inspired Softail

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

    Chris Hunter
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Daniel Peter is a photographer with petrol running through his veins. When he’s not shooting, he’s riding—and his ride is worth a close-up of its own. ‘Cabin Fever’ is based on a Honda XR650, although you’d be hard pressed to tell. Like its CX500 stable mate, the XR650 is one of those bikes often passed over in favor of more photogenic machinery. Daniel was after “a motorcycle that didn’t exist: 70s styling, twin shocks, air cooled, powerful yet light and reliable, with enough ground clearance and suspension for riding trails, and electric start.” Of course, the answer was…
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  • Easy Rider's Captain America Motorcycle Sells for 1.34 Million

    Jesse Kiser
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Call me crazy, but $1.35 million bucks is a bit much for a hard tail; not sure if I'd ever pay that much, if I even had that kind of money to begin with. What's the rule - if you don't have a house that costs that much, than maybe a motorcycle is out of your budget? Captain America Motorcycle Peter Fonda and co-star Dennis Hopper paired up to create the famous biker movie ever, Easy Rider, in 1969. (Fonda and Hopper starred in the movie; they co-wrote it along with Terry Southern, and Hopper directed it.) Named one of the top 100 movies ever made, it featured cinematography ahead of its…
  • Stunters Tell Off Cop? - Video

    Jesse Kiser
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    Give us a break… We saw this video a couple days ago, but were hesitant to show it as it may promote the already self-indulgent, satisfied-with-themselves stunters who believed they "told off" a California Highway Patrolman who gave up on pulling over their group. Honda introduced an ad campaign in the late-60s, "You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda." It's one of my favorite as it represents a moment in our culture, when the general public saw all bikers as one percenter outlaws. Honda was saying what we know to be true: nice people ride our bikes, not like those mean people you read about…
  • California Highway Patrol Says Lane Splitting Is Safe. But...

    Jason Avant
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We’re pretty lucky here in California: we can ride year-round thanks to our great weather (at least in Southern California), we have In-N-Out Burgers to sustain us on long road trips, and we can split lanes. This isn’t a luxury as much as it's a necessity: if you’ve spent any time on the often packed freeways here, you know that lane splitting can save a rider time – as well as his or her life. But the question is still asked, by cagers and even some riders: we can split lanes, but does that mean we should? READ MORE: Anti-Lane Splitting Law Dies In California Senate The answer,…
  • Triumph's 2015 Special Edition Street Triple and Bonnevilles

    Jesse Kiser
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    So many of the Intermot unveilings earlier this month were non-U.S. items, like the Yamaha XJR1300. We thought the new Triumph Street Triple RX wasn't coming to the U.S. either, until we received a phone call from Triumph saying it might just be and along with it comes two new special edition Bonnevilles. Triumph Street Triple RX Unveiled at Intermot was the special edition 2015 Street Triple RX. Far being from a new model, Triumph made the wise decision to add the Daytona 675 rear fairing onto the Street Triple along with a quick shifter, belly pan, red-rear subframe and an exclusive paint…
  • The John Penton Story

    William Connor
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    June 2007: a writer and a director traveled to Amherst, Ohio from their set location in Michigan. The purpose: to interview off-road legend John Penton. Two days later, they had seven hours of taped conversations with John and Jack Penton as well as their nephew Dane Leimbach. Dane has since passed away. READ MORE: More KTM Posts That movie has now been released and has had showings around the country. It is about the life and times of John Penton and the development of the Penton motorcycle. John was a major force in defining the lightweight, two-stroke, off-road competition bikes that came…
 
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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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  • Friday at Sepang with Tony Goldsmith

    Tony Goldsmith
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Photo: © 2014 Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specializing in the Isle of Man TT races. He has also covered selected rounds of the British Superbike Championship and MotoGP. His online archive is available at www.tgfphotos.com and he can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. ...
  • Thursday Summary from Sepang: The End of MotoGP’s Asian Peregrinations Beckon in the Sweltering Sepang Heat

    David Emmett
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Another week, another eight-hour flight, another race track. Sepang comes as the last of three grueling weekends chasing around the Pacific Ocean to race in Japan, Australia, and now Malaysia. Even from the comfort of my European home (I lack the funds and, to a lesser extent, the inclination to pursue the paddock halfway around the world), it has been a tough schedule, and the riders and team members I have spoken to about it are all just about […] ...
  • CHP Study Finds Lane-Splitting No More Dangerous Than Just Riding a Motorcycle*

    Jensen Beeler
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    The topic of lane-splitting is heating up in California, after the California Highway Patrol (CHP) posted guidelines for the legal practice to its website, and then was forced to remove them after a formal complaint that the posted recommendations constituted the CHP making legal regulations. Now finishing a year-long study regarding the safety of motorcycles splitting lanes in The Golden State, the CHP has found that lane-splitting is no more dangerous than riding a motorcycle in general,... ...
  • Destination Malaysia – Day Three: Where Is Day Two?

    Jensen Beeler
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Where have the days gone? Well, the international dateline is partially to blame, as today’s installment of my trip to Malaysia officially comes to you from Thursday, local time. In that timespan, I’ve been on four airplanes, two monorails, and a handful of taxicabs — which really just means that not too much has really happened worth reporting. The first 24 hours were spent sitting on a plane. First, Delta to get me from Florida […] ...
  • Husqvarna To Release Three Street Models at EICMA

    Jensen Beeler
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The Husqvarna brand will be returning to the street, as the now KTM-owned motorcycle company will release three street models at the upcoming EICMA show. Husqvarna says that the new models will “give a clear understanding of the future of the brand” — which hopefully means how Husqvarna will define itself differently that being just rebadged KTM. Already releasing the the Husqvarna FS 450, a 450cc class supermoto, Husqvarna says that one of the three models will […] ...
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  • Cagiva C594 race-replica streetbike: What might have been...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    IHG
    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

    IHG
    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

    IHG
    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!!!

    IHG
    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

    IHG
    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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    Cyril Huze Post

  • Lucky Sucker. A Bolt-On Softail Kit Bike From Custom Chrome.

    Cyril Huze
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Custom Chrome, as other large distributors , almost always include in his catalogs examples of bikes customized or built from the ground-up using their custom parts. Parts regrouped in kits with multiple options to satisfy many tastes and budgets. “Lucky Sucker”, also name... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Bikers Speed And Pop Wheelies. Make A Motorcycle Cop Leave The Scene…

    Cyril Huze
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A group of bikers, apparently members of the Streetfighterz, do stunts on a public highway in California. A motorcycle cop, siren and flashing lights on, intervenes to make them stop. One of the motorcyclists gets close to the officer and tell him he should better leave.... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Bar End Mirrors

    Cyril Huze
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    They are extremely popular and in great demand for many types of bikes, Cruisers, Cafe Racers, Choppers, Bobbers, etc…Turned up or down they look extremely cool even if we all know that some rear visibility has to be sacrificed. These mirrors are offered in different styles... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Chrome Motor Motorcycle Bags. Waterproof, Heat And Abrasion Resistant As Demonstrated In Funny Video.

    Cyril Huze
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    From Chrome Motors, the maker of “Bombproof Gear” for living and riding, this series of bags made with their proprietary HD Ballistic™ Nylon that’s 3x more heat resistant and 4x more abrasion resistant than typical Ballistic Nylons. Plus, they are waterproof.... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Trailing Without A Trailer And Not Damaging Your Vehicle And Motorcycle Front End

    Cyril Huze
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many types of hitch made to take your motorcycle with you without the need of an open or enclosed trailer. During sharp turns, many of them may create serious issues regarding the bike stability, the stress created to both the vehicle and your motorcycle front... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Neat Road Trip Planning Tool (plus other map toys)

    Charlie6
    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

    Charlie6
    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

    Charlie6
    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.

    Charlie6
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Back when I replaced the speedo/odometer on Brigitta, my '87 R80, I happened to notice that sometimes my headlight remained on even when the key was off!  Weird.  At the time, I attributed the headlight behavior to me messing about the wiring involved around the headlight area.It sort of remained in the back of my mind however, and this morning I took a closer look at things.One obvious thing as I moved her front wheel back and forth, the headlight would come on when the wheel was turned all the way to the right!  Yep, with the ignition off.  Heck, with the key out!
  • Working remotely, working out the details.

    Charlie6
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    As a follow-up to yesterday's posting, today I rode out with the early morning traffic over to Morrison, CO.  Took me about an hour to get to Evergreen via the Bear Creek Canyon road after slabbing it via the C-470 highway south of the Denver Metro Area.As I neared Evergreen, my first realization that I'd forgotten stuff about what it takes to work outside.  Being in the mountains, Evergreen was about 12 degrees cooler than the balmy 53°F the Denver Metro Area had awoken to you see.  So it was a brisk 40 degrees as I arrived onto the main downtown area of Evergreen.
 
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  • 'THE VINTAGENT' ON NPR

    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 DICTATOR'S 'KNUCKLEHEAD'

    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…
  • 2014 CANNONBALL: INTO THE WEST

    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 CHOPPER', THE VIDEO

    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 theVintagent.com by email!
  • 'THE CHOPPER: THE REAL STORY'

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

  • Happ launches first TV ad in attorney general race

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ's first television ad in the race against Republican Brad Schimel features her sitting atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle while talking about protecting women. Happ's campaign released the ad on Friday and said it will be running statewide.
  • 8 Zev states announce Us Zev sales top 260,000 units

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and to support the market for zero emission vehicles joined California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols in Diamond Bar, California to announce that sales figures from around the country now show ZEV sales of more than 260,000 vehicles, with the quarter-million mark reached in September. In October 2013, the 8 states signed a memorandum of understanding to take specific actions to put 3.3 million ZEVS on the roads in their states by 2025 ; the partners released a ZEV Action Plan in June 2014 .
  • SHOEI Co., Ltd. announces the extension of the contracts with Marc...

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    SHOEI Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that an agreement has been concluded for the next 2 years with Marc Marquez, 2013 and 2014 MotoGP World Champion, and his younger brother, Alex Marquez, who is leading 2014 Moto3 Championship. Marc Marquez: "I feel so happy to continue with SHOEI 2 more years, it's a long story together and I hope we can continue enjoying and winning in the future.
  • Bikers Taunt Officer by Popping Wheelies, Refusing to Leave Road

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    A group of bikers popping wheelies and pulling stunts on their motorcycles taunted a California Highway Patrol officer on Oct. 11, refusing to pull over when he motioned for them to do so, video shows. When a video of the incident appeared on the YouTube channel of GuruStunts on Tuesday, the CHP redoubled its efforts to find the bikers, NBC Bay Area said .
  • Stuffed animal charity ride:

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    The Lake Shore Hogs chapter will hold its annual stuffed animal ride to bring Christmas gifts to children in care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Sunday, Nov. 2. "This ride is the highlight of our year," said Joey Smith of the Lake Shore Hogs. "I enjoy riding my Harley with a teddy bear.
 
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    Superbike News

  • Moto2™: Title hopeful Rabat fastest on first day at Sepang

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    In Moto2™ FP2 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix the session started on a wet-drying track and the fastest rider was Tito Rabat, followed by Johann Zarco and Maverick Viñales on the combined timesheets. Torrential rain had fallen earlier in the afternoon, meaning the FP2 session was slightly delayed and many riders remained in the their pit boxes as they waited for the track to dry. Championship leader and title hopeful Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) eventually set an excellent 2’07.729 time at the end of FP2 to lead the way, with Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing)…
  • Sepang specialist Pedrosa’s FP1 time tops Friday timesheets

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Dani Pedrosa’s best time in MotoGP™ FP1 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix made him Friday’s fastest rider, with Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Lorenzo also in the top three – after the FP2 run was delayed and affected by rain at Sepang. In a wet afternoon outing Lorenzo led the way from Marc Marquez, with Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Aleix Espargaro also in FP2 the top five. But the FP1 times set in the dry are what counts on the combined timesheets which contribute to the provisional Q2 automatic participation spots. Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), who has won here…
  • Moto3™: Antonelli pops up ahead of the rest in afternoon run

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Wrapping up Friday’s Moto3™ Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix action, Niccolo Antonelli was in front of the rest in FP2, with Jakub Kornfeil and Alex Marquez also in the top three. Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN) registered a 2’13.583 lap late in the session to take over at the top. Kornfeil (Calvo Team) was 0.016s behind in second place with Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) third and just 0.021s from P1 himself. Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was 0.027s down in fourth, with Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG) fifth and 0.163s off Antonelli’s pace. Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team),…
  • Randy Krummenacher joins Team JiR for 2015

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    It’s time for a new challenge for Team JiR as they plan to continue in the Moto2 World Championship for 2015. Yet again, Team JiR has the enthusiasm to compete at the very top level. Since the debut of Moto2 class in 2010, Team JiR has participated in the middle category and has distinguished itself with a number of wins and podiums and for working with Japanese chassis maker TSR as well as working with a number of both top riders and up and coming newcomers. For the new season Team JiR will continue in investing in young riders with Swiss rider and proven front-runner Randy Krummenacher.
  • Sweltering Sepang welcomes MotoGP™ for penultimate round

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    At Thursday’s press conference on the eve of the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix the 2014 MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez was joined by Valentino Rossi, Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Tito Rabat and Alex Marquez to address the media. This weekend gives Marquez (Repsol Honda) another chance to register a 12th victory of the season, which would equal Mick Doohan’s record from 1997 for most premier class wins in a single season. The visit to Sepang also provides Marquez with an opportunity to put Sunday’s Phillip Island race out of his mind after he crashed out when…
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  • RIZOMA Engine Oil Filler Caps: BMW S1000RR '09+

    motowheels
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    RIZOMA Engine Oil Filler Caps: BMW S1000RR '09+ Pricing: $60.00 A fantastic combination of technique and style which adds the finishing touch to the engine. The RIZOMA filler cap, derived from the world of racing, is equipped with a safety lock which ensures effective closure in all conditions. Machined from billet, they are subjected to a surface finish which assures high quality and long service life, as well as vast range of colors. It's a good practice to fasten the engine oil filler cap with a safety wire. RIZOMA engine oil filler caps come with with a removable bracket for the safety…
  • RIZOMA Engine Oil Filler Caps: Yamaha

    motowheels
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    RIZOMA Engine Oil Filler Caps: Yamaha Pricing: $60.00 A fantastic combination of technique and style which adds the finishing touch to the engine. The RIZOMA filler cap, derived from the world of racing, is equipped with a safety lock which ensures effective closure in all conditions. Machined from billet, they are subjected to a surface finish which assures high quality and long service life, as well as vast range of colors. It's a good practice to fasten the engine oil filler cap with a safety wire. RIZOMA engine oil filler caps come with with a removable bracket for the safety wire. * FREE…
  • CORSE DYNAMICS Magnetic Oil Drain Plugs for Ducati

    motowheels
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    CORSE DYNAMICS Magnetic Oil Drain Plug V2: Testastretta Pricing: $22.95 Corse Dynamics oil drain plugs are a great way to upgrade your Ducati with a part that is both beautiful and functional! • Our "double hex" design allows you to remove or install these plugs with either the factory tool OR an ordinary wrench or socket. • Our plugs incorporate a Viton O-ring to ensure proper sealing against the engine. This provides a good seal every time • Our plug comes pre-drilled for safety wire on all six faces. Our plugs include a rare earth magnet to collect any metal bits that might…
  • NEW: Dainese Street Rocker D-WP Shoes

    motowheels
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Dainese Street Rocker D-WP Shoes Pricing: $209.95 FREE shipping One Free shipping on size exchange No Sales tax Dainese Street Rocker D-Waterproof Shoes Ergonomics and Comfort: Full grain cowhide leather upper Waterproof D-WP interior Closure with laces Rigid inserts on ankles Nylon midsole Rubber sole Shoes certified to CE - Cat. II - 89/686/EEC Directive Other: Handcrafted vintage effect Reflective inserts * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping coupon codes: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off…
  • So I just got this $3k check...

    MeinGlänzendMotorrad
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    ... because the insurance company wrote my YZF600R off. Minor plastic damage sure is expensive. So now I need to replace it. Well, want to. What does everyone think about this? Yamaha 2012 FZ6R 2012, 2k miles, $4k
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    Harley Davidson News

  • Harley-Davidson dealership breaks ground in Brook Park

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Owner Mike Davis held a private groundbreaking ceremony this month for Rock-n-Roll City Harley-Davidson. He plans to move the dealership next summer from 14550 Lorain Ave. in Cleveland to more than five vacant acres at Brookpark Road and West 150th Street.
  • Motorcycle Manufacturing in United States - New Study Released

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Motorcycle Manufacturing in United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size . The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
  • One man and his Harley: Brad Bakelar of Reno rides his motorcycle...

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Moki, a five-year-old Goldendoodle - a cross between a golden retriever and a standard poodle - sits behind his owner Brad Bakalar, from Reno, Nevada aboard his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The pair have been getting a lot of attention on YouTube as the pair travel across the country, making Moki one of the most photographed dogs in America.
  • UPDATE 2-Polaris beats on profit, raises forecast yet again

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Polaris Industries Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, lifted by strong demand for its snowmobiles, motorcycles and other off-road and specialty vehicles in every region outside Europe. The Minneapolis-based company also raised its forecast for full-year earnings, the third time it has done so this year.
  • PJ Jacobsen's 4th Annual Memorial Endurance Race To Honor Moroney And Aquino

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    PJ Jacobsen's 4-Hour Endurance Series will be honoring Jim Moroney at the 4th Annual Memorial Race. The race is this coming Sunday, October 26, at OVRP in Cuddebackville, NY.
 
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • The Star Yacht Concept from Lobanov Design Is No Ordinary Vessel

    John Lyon
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    The radical new Star yacht concept from the Italian firm Lobanov Design, conceived in collaboration with the British naval architecture firm BMT Nigel Gee, pushes the boundary of contemporary yacht design. The 435-foot superyacht features a minimalist, symmetrical design, with a white hull and superstructure marked by an intricate, snowflake-like pattern of irregularly shaped windows—an effect made even more striking when the yacht is lit up at night. The forward and aft sections slope gently and then steeply ...
  • Amaro: The American Cocktail’s New Sweetie

    Kristine Gasbarre
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    As the craft-cocktail craze continues to sweep across the United States, the edgiest cocktail menus are highlighting amari, a group of Italian spirits that have been around for hundreds of years and whose name simply means “bitter.” As Americans continue to grow more versed in complex and worldly flavors, it comes as no surprise that these bitter liqueurs, with a tongue-tingling variety of flavors and potencies, should entice them. But like anything, there are exceptional examples as well as others that are li...
  • Porsche Design and BlackBerry Create the New P’9983 Smartphone

    John Lyon
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    The third collaboration between BlackBerry and Porsche Design, the new P’9983 smartphone is a stylish upgrade of the mobile-device maker’s Q10 smartphone running the newest BlackBerry 10 operating system. Though its technical specifications remain largely unchanged (it does feature 64 gigabytes of storage compared to the Q10’s 16), the Porsche Design phone is built from premium materials—including a scratch-resistant sapphire camera lens, a forged-steel logo plate and case side, and a full QWERTY keyboard with...
  • The Bitter Truth

    Troy Johnson
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    In the kitchen, a chef has spices; behind the bar, the tender has bitters. Bitters are what make old-fashioneds taste as they do. The Sazerac’s unmistakable flavor profile? You can thank bitters for that, too. Up until recently, only a couple of bitters brands—the woodsy Angostura and the star anise–flavored Peychaud’s—existed, but now small-batch bitters are a big deal. Spurred by the obsessive do-it-yourself nature of the craft-cocktail movement, every city seems to have its own brand, whether it’s Bittermen...
  • A Better Bitters Experience

    Tony Sachs
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Depending on when and why you show up, the tiny space on Manhattan’s East 6th St. that houses Amor y Amargo (Spanish for “Love and Bitters”) can be a bar, a classroom, a general store, or a kitchen. More than anything, it’s a house of worship for people who love bitters and want to learn more about them. Amor y Amargo, which opened in 2011, focuses both on cocktail bitters (like angostura) and amari (think Campari) and keeps exhaustive collections of both on hand. Patrons can buy the cocktail bitters, along...
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    Fuzzygalore.com

  • Travel Planning: Offbeat Museums

    Fuzzygalore
    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…
  • Things I Learned on my Alpine Riding Trip – Packing And Gear

    Fuzzygalore
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Packing The Givi box liner worked out fantastically. Packing all of my clothing into gallon ziplock bags then packing them into the Bestem bag kept everything neat and tidy. This represents all of the clothing and toiletries I packed for a 10 day trip: Flying The Oxford Handysack backpack again worked out great for a carry-on bag. I was able to keep all of my electronics close at hand, carry my helmet on board and keep my hands free. I ended up taking it along for the whole trip and found it useful on more than one occasion for toting stuff around. Apparently Revzilla sells them.  In my…
  • Am I Finally Getting Better at Dirt Riding?

    Fuzzygalore
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    Time – the most precious commodity there is. When you find a person who willingly shares such a precious resource with you – it’s a great feeling. I have a friend, Gary who has taken me under his wing and has gone out of his way to help me along with my dirt riding. He has a manner and patience that seems to be helping to turn my mindset around. He’s just a good dude. The last few times we’ve gone out riding, Kenny gets to zip off and run with the gazelles while Gary babysits me and coaxes me in to relaxing. Not by doing anything in particular but rather just…
  • New Jersey Pine Barrens: Scenes from the Firetower

    Fuzzygalore
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    On Sunday we spent the afternoon dirt riding in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Our friend Jeff took us to one of the firetowers that are out in the woods. Being the chicken that I am, I didn’t make it more than two levels up before I decided that I was better suited to being on the ground. Though I was safely back on the ground, I still had to worry about Kenny taking a header down the stairs. Then who would’ve helped me load my bike back in the truck? The view from up there: Once again with a hat tip to seeing signs – this was scribbled on the gate we passed to get to the…
  • Ride Report: Return from the Edge of Void Rally 9

    Fuzzy
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    I have returned from peering over the edge of the Void 9. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to everyone who followed along on the SPOT and sent words of encouragement. You guys are the best. The wet weather definitely made for additional challenges. But was I triumphant in my quest? Well, you’ll just have to read the full ride report to find out. Void Rally 9: Roll Me and Call Me the Tumblin’ Dice
 
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    XS650 Chopper

  • 72 rat

    Ted
    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

    Ted
    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

    Ted
    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

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

    Ted
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Chaos – This bile was a build my pops and I took on a few years back. It was a chanhe of pace for both of us, and a damn good Continue Reading →
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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 CycleTrader.com 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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  • Exclusive Interview with Dorna Sport’s CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta

    Taufik
    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

    Taufik
    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

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

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

    Taufik
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Gowa, Dalam rangka menyambut HUT Kemerdekaan RI ke-69, PT. Suzuki Indomobil Sales (PT. SIS) roda dua bekerja sama dengan Main Dealer Suzuki PT. Sinar Galesong Mandiri (PT. SGM) akan menggelar kembali event akbar bertajuk Suzuki Mega Camp 2014 di Lapangan Syech Jusuf Gowa, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan mulai tanggal 30 hingga 31 Agustus 2014. Beragam program dikemas lebih menarik dan penuh sensasi bagi pengunjung seperti diskon spesial, uang muka ringan, free check-up dan oli gratis. Event ini juga akan diwarnai berbagai aksi hiburan dan layanan spesial dari Suzuki dalam rangka memperingati bulan…
 
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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
    So, right now tons of new info is coming out of the American International Motorcycle Expo in Florida. Some of our top gear dudes have shunned the cool autumn weather here in Philly and made the trip so as to get hands on with the recent releases and keep you informed to the max. One of the newest pieces of gear that has them stoked is the brand new Sidi All Road Gore-Tex Boots.While the technical specs are still quite hidden, what is known is that these boots are going to be juggernauts of the all-weather riding crowd. Solidly constructed and burly, but sleek enough to offer fantastic…
  • Sidi Tour & Sidi Rain: All Weather Options

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

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

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

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

  • Interview: Blaž from ER Motorcycles

    Andrew
    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

    Andrew
    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…
  • 1985 BMW R80 ST by Fuel Motorcycles

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

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

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

  • Motorcycle First Thursday–October 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tour of the Week – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee: Thunder Roads

    RoadRUNNER
    24 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 Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s October 2012 issue.
  • Trans America Trail: Not Just Any Port in the Storm . . . Port Orford!

    Joseph Trey
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Even though Big Windy spoiled our vision of rolling out of the woods into an unsuspecting sleepy little seaside community, with our dirty bikes and even dirtier selves as locals watched gape-mouthed and amazed, we are still determined to get to Port Orford, OR, tonight. It is just under two hours due north on the […]
  • MotoMojo: Ethanol in Gasoline

    RoadRUNNER
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Most motorcyclists are affected by the ethanol mixed in their gasoline, whether they know it or not. Ethanol is a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of various food stocks and subsequent distillation. About 95 percent of U.S. ethanol comes from corn. Gasoline has evolved into reformulated blends over the years due to numerous laws. […]
  • The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

    Wayne Peterson
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I would like to lecture my youngest son, but I can’t. Two years ago he convinced my wife that he needed a new Honda Ruckus, as this would save him (her) money on gas consumption. No matter that it would cost her (yes, I said her) money to buy it—he just had to have it. […]
  • 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS

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

  • Love Letters Cabaret is Back

    YouMotorcycle
    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

    Adrian
    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.
  • Hyosung GV650 Review

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

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

    YouMotorcycle
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    There’s a new four part video series out that compares motorcycles vs. cars at the track. The series is a collaboration between Evo Magazine and Bike Social, looking at the friendly rivalry between the biking and car community. Two Wheels or Four is the question being asked. The aim of the series is to translate ... The post Motorcycles vs. Cars: At The Track (Videos) appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
 
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • 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…
  • The Easiest Way to Stop Gilbert Motorcycle Crashes

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

    Breyer Law Offices
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    You know that you can pray for good weather throughout Arizona, but no matter what the weatherman says, the skies will do what they want. The problem with inclement weather in Arizona is that a beautiful day can turn into a rainy day with only a moment’s notice, and riders just like you may already be out on the road when the water starts to come pouring down from the sky. It’s important to always be prepared for the changing of the skies in Flagstaff and elsewhere throughout the state so that you don’t find yourself in a bad situation that you can’t get out of. Here are some rainy…
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  • New GoPro Hero 4 Cameras Push The Limits of Excellence

    Ryan
    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

    Ryan
    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

    Ryan
    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

    Ryan
    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

    Ryan
    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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  • California Studies Highlight Advantages Of Responsible Lane Splitting

    Motorcycle Maniac
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — a tactic known as lane splitting — is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices, according to two California studies released this week. One report is a crash study that examined nearly 8,000 motorcyclists who were involved in crashes while lane splitting between June 2012 and August 2013. The second report examined lane-splitting habits among various groups in 2012 and 2013. California has more than 800,000…
  • Custom KTM Auctioned off for Kurt Caselli Foundation

    Eric Ellis
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    While his life was cut way too short, acclaimed offroad racer and industry luminary Kurt Caselli’s impact continues to grow and influence all aspects of the offroad and motorcycling community. Recognized as one of the top offroad/desert racers in the world, Kurt’s exceptional riding ability was equally matched by his notoriety as a kind-hearted, fun-loving, and generous individual. In his honor and to help promote the safety of offroad riders and racers the world over, his family established the Kurt Caselli Foundation. The Foundation is focused on ensuring the safety of riders and…
  • Lower Gas Prices Means More Bang For Your Buck

    TwoWheelMania
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    The average cost of gas in the U.S. has dropped to a new low, that hasn’t been seen in over several years, according to the American Automobile Association. The national average, as of Oct 20, stood at $3.10 – the lowest price since February 1, 2011. In some areas of the country gas has fallen below $3, according to Fox Business. The decline in gas prices affects the larger economy as a whole because it lowers transportation, shipping and commuting costs for millions of people and companies. The result is that people have more spending money in their pocket. The additional money…
  • American Kargo Gear Bags Have It All And Then Some

    TwoWheelMania
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Having functional motorcycle gear is essential; riders need quality products they can trust. Whether they are on a ride across the country or just cruising around town, having a gear bag is a must. However, when it comes to what gear bag a rider should choose, they’ll want one that has innovative features. The American Kargo Gear Bag is designed with the rider in mind. This product has a number of creative solutions that make storing gear easy. “American Kargo is a performance inspired, motorcycle oriented, gear bag company,” said their website. “We’re ripping…
  • Indian Motorcycle Rumbles Into Biketoberfest

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

    marketing
    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

    marketing
    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

    marketing
    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

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

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

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

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

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

    Adrian S
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Cognito Moto is the lovechild of a couple guys who like motorcycles and cafe racers, a lot. They’re also site supporters, meaning they pay the bills around here, so you should visit their website. Before you do that, check out this video, where they show you how to build a Honda CB750 Cafe Racer in ... The post how to build a honda cb750 cafe racer in 4 minutes appeared first on bikerMetric.
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  • WRR69: Ethanol Fuel in Motorcycles

    Reuben
    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

    Reuben
    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?

    Reuben
    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

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

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

    Admin
    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.
  • Suzuki Recall For 23,000 GSX-Rs

    Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Suzuki is recalling more than 23,000 of its GSX-R750 (model years 2011-2014) and GSX-R1000 (model years 2009-2014) motorcycles due to a drive chain adjuster issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “If a gear is missed while up-shifting, the strain applied to the drive chain after the next shift may cause the rear […] The post Suzuki Recall For 23,000 GSX-Rs appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Indian Dealer In CT Possibly By Spring

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

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

    Admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    Motorcycle manufacturers love to embellish when describing their offerings, so it’s only natural to skim over some of the descriptions used by Triumph regarding its Thunderbird LT model – lines such as “premium class touring cruiser” and “world’s largest parallel twin motorcycle engine.” More to the point is how does the bike ride? RIDE-CT / […] The post Triumph Thunderbird LT Superb Heavyweight appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
 
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  • 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!
  • Converting Nsr250 carb needles to adjustable.

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

    Nick Prionas
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Walter (AUT) at Classic-Bike race in Schwanenstadt, Austria on September 6th/7th. Freddie Spencer attended this race. So, here are some bonus pics on a VFR750R.
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  • Get Your Motorcycle Ready For Winter

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • 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,…
  • Easy Rider Movie "Captain America" Chopper Sold for $1.3 Million

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dexter Scull
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Thumb’s swollen up. Strapping makes it even more massive. Can’t get my gloves on. This is A Big Problem (not least of which riding home this evening). I could ride without using it – and I’m getting better at typing without it (though I struggle to hold a pen). But what’ll I do if it’s  [Read full post...] The post Can’t get a glove on appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blog.
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  • Top 10 most expensive motorcycles sold at auction.

    warrenscottmassey
    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

    warrenscottmassey
    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!

    warrenscottmassey
    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.

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

    warrenscottmassey
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    This is a repost from BigScotty.com….. The Florida State Fair motto is “Discover the Fun.” Well it appears that the motto only applies some of the time. In 2010 a group of motorcyclists, including two from the Spirit Riders Motorcycle Ministry and one with the US Military Vest MC were turned away from the Florida State Fair due to a “no colors” policy that was initiated in an effort to discourage gang activity. The fair’s employees turning away the motorcycle riders was caught on tape and the three filed suit in Federal Court. Last month, the trio were awarded $72,500…
 
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  • EICMA 2015 – What To Look Out For

    Ewan Fleming
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    In less than two weeks, the biggest annual motorcycle show, EICMA, will get underway in Milan, Italy. And while this year a number of big announcements came from Intermot in Cologne, there’s still plenty to get excited about that’s coming our way as it’s clear there’s definitely a resurgence in the industry. So what new motorcycles will be unveiled at EICMA 2015? Let’s take a look at what is definitely making an appearance and what may be. Kawasaki Most of the excitement at Intermot was by way of Kawasaki’s H2R track only superbike. The supercharged machine…
  • 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR – Full Specifications and Pricing

    Ewan Fleming
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    MV Agusta has released full specifications and pricing for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR. The bike was first teased a few weeks ago just ahead of the Intermot bike show and full details weren’t expected until the EICMA show in Milan in a fortnight. But images leaked yesterday seem to have forced MV Agusta’s hand and they’ve now announced both the full specifications and even European pricing for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR. Previously, the RR tag was reserved for MV Agusta’s top of the line 4 cylinder bikes, so the Brutale 800 Dragster RR is the…
  • Motorcycle Track Day Tire Pressures – What Should You Set Your Tire Pressures At For The Track?

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

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

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

    John Stephens
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    In 2005 KTM unleashed the Superduke onto an unsuspecting world. And it was incredible. To launch it they produced one of the most loved and praised motorcycle teaser/trailers of all time. As much a lesson in unabridged celebration of hooligan riding as it was a festival of orange. (It’s a shame that HD video wasn’t […]
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a silver-coated delight

    Dan Hill
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    When the H2R was finally revealed at Intermot earlier this month it wasn’t just its super-charged insanity that got people talking. There was also a lot of chatter about its polished reflective paintwork. And it doesn’t look like that chatter is going to quieten down any time soon. Turns out that Kawasaki have developed a paint process […]
  • Three new Husqvarnas on the way?

    Ed Sterling
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Husqvarna could be set to unleash three new models at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan at the bgeinning of November. The Swedish manufacturer, most recognised for their off-road bikes, say the bikes will “give a clear understanding of the future of the brand”. What this means, we’re not sure, but the firm did unveil […]
  • Motorcycle ambulance gives a filtering masterclass

    Dan Hill
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    I’m always complaining about my morning London commute, but this puts a new perspective on things. I’m not going to moan as much anymore. This video of a Polish motorcycle ambulance, expertly piloting a Yamaha Tenere, makes me realise that I’ve actually got it pretty good. Fair play to this guy, and anyone else who puts […]
  • Idiot pulls stunt on cops. Hits Kerb. We all laugh.

    John Stephens
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Oh this is too good! You know when you’re riding – and riding hard – but then some idiot without gloves and in short sleeves grabs onto the rear of your bike asking for a tow because he’s tried to pull a stunt by slapping an ‘I don’t stop for cops’ sticker on a cop car, tried to […]
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