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  • Hamlin Cycles Picks Up Moto Guzzi

    Ride CT & Ride New England
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    BETHEL, CT – The public announcement came in the form of a post on Facebook shortly after 2 p.m. today: Hamlin Cycles here is becoming a Moto Guzzi dealer. “I’m going to service training next week,” said Jim Hamlin, who owns the motorcycle shop at 44 Grassy Plain Roaad (Route 53). “I do not have my […] The post Hamlin Cycles Picks Up Moto Guzzi appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 unveiled at EICMA, gets DVT, IMU

    Faster and Faster
    Sameer Kumar
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Ducati bikes like the 2015 Multistrada 1200 are now packed with so much technology, it will soon take computer geeks, rather than motorcycle bloggers, to write about these machines...Earlier this week, Ducati unveiled the new, 2015-spec Multistrada 1200, which gets the latest Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine that features a variable valve timing system with independent control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts. This optimises engine performance throughout the engine's rev range, ensuring maximum power at high revs, smoother power delivery, better low-rpm…
  • Midual Type 1 now being shown in France

    Faster and Faster
    Sameer Kumar
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    The Midual Type 1 - beautiful and luxurious in a way only a French motorcycle can be!Based in Angers, France, Midual have created a beautifully luxurious motorcycle - the Midual Type 1 - which was unveiled earlier this year, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance, in California. Now, the bike is being shown at Salon Belles Montres, from November 20th to 23rd, at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. This is the first time the bike will be officially unveiled in France, and we thought it's a good time to take a quick look at the machine. 'The Midual Type 1 represent the brand’s vision of…
  • Urban Scrambler: Caiman’s Honda CX500

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    Wesley Reyneke
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    South Africa is a motorcycling nirvana—especially for dual-sport riders. From the winelands in the Western Cape, all the way across to the Midlands in KwaZulu Natal, great riding and idyllic scenery abound. Commuting in Johannesburg is a far cry from traversing the countryside though. Jozi has it all: congestion, potholes, traffic lights that don’t always work and lawless minibus taxis. Caiman Urban ‘n Dirt are dead set on building motorcycles that thrive in this environment. “Many people say that Africa is not for sissies,” says Caiman’s Walter Stander. “Our…
  • Rukka Imatra Gloves Review
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Gore-Tex and Outlast combine forces in a beautifully made leather glove for winter riding.
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  • Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 21 November 2014

    Mike Werner
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Getting colder, much colder, and I'm not only talking about my site's traffic. It's getting so cold I need to put on deep winter clothes when riding my motorcycle. Time to start reading more internet stories. Here are a couple that appeared over the last 7 days that you may have missed. - First Gear Kilimanjaro Jacket Review (Scooter In The Sticks) - Crowds Grow As MotoGP Pulls In Close To 2.5 Million Fans At 2014 Grands Prix (Superbike News) - Riding in the Land of Trolls & Vikings (Motorcycle Mojo Magazine) ...
  • Idea: Back-Up Electric Motorcycle For Electric Motorcycles?

    Mike Werner
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    #Kickstarter #Crowd-Funding #Electric - Is this a great back-up electric motorcycle in case your normal electric motorcycle runs out of battery? Just an idea.. ...
  • Australia: Islam Jihadists Joining Motorcycle Gangs?

    Mike Werner
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    #Australia #BikerGangs #Islam - According to the cops, Islam militant jihadists are joining 1%er biker gangs, a danger towards Australia. Many of these militants don't even ride a motorcycle. Seems far fetched to me. Sounds more like an excuse to bash biker clubs. ...
  • Brazil: Dafra - A Motorcycle Manufacturer Wanting Global Domination

    Mike Werner
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    #Dafra #Brazil - A look at a Brazilian motorcycle manufacturer with global ambitions, Dafra. ...
  • Idea: Galea Motorcycle Helmet HUD - Or How Not To Do It

    Mike Werner
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    #IndieGoGo #HUD - A guy in India decided he wants to jump on the motorcycle helmet HUD bandwagon and launched his own project called Galea. Instead of getting his proposed product, if you give him $100 he will give you a T-shirt. You think this will fly? ...
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  • The Story Behind Kevin DeShazer’s 3 Cylinder Radial Engine

    Paul Crowe
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Recently we put up a couple of photos of Keven DeShazer's three cylinder radial, a fascinating mix of motorcycle and aero engines combined into his own unique design. There was no way I was going to let this go without finding out more about it and I asked Kevin if […]
  • Russell Sutton’s Nine Cylinder Radial Engine Complete with Propeller

    Paul Crowe
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - After many years, which included some unfortunate mechanical setbacks, Russell Sutton has his nine cylinder radial running with a 300 horsepower Sensenich propeller mounted, generating 800 pounds of thrust. For those of you who have come in late, this is an engine, designed from scratch, cases milled from aluminum with […]
  • Three Brammo Empulse Electric Press Bikes for Sale

    Paul Crowe
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Every now and then an interesting deal pops up on eBay and I think this qualifies. Brammo has three press bikes they need to sell, one standard Empulse and two Empulse "R" models. They arranged for an Oregon dealer to take the three and offer them at a Buy it […]
  • Three Cylinder 2400cc Radial Engine and Motorcycle by Kevin DeShazer

    Paul Crowe
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Just got a note from Kevin DeShazer about a little project he's working on in his basement. It's a three cylinder radial engine made from the cylinders of a Continental 0-360 aero engine. The crankshaft comes from a Moto Guzzi. Three geared cams with Harley lobes operate the valves. It […]
  • Order Your New Musket V-Twin Available Now

    Paul Crowe
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Of all of the projects we've seen come and go on The Kneeslider, the Musket V-Twin by Aniket Vardhan is special. It first appeared here in April of 2009 and over the years it's evolved and grown and been refined by Aniket into the beauty it is today. Of course […]
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  • Top 10 biggest bike recalls

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    THERE are two ways to look at recalls. Pessimists see them as an admission of a failure on the part of the manufacturer in either the development or production of the bike. Optimists applaud positive preventative action from responsible bike firms.Which camp you fall in is likely to depend on how well your bike’s maker has dealt with recalls, because the fact is that these days most new models seem to be subject to a recall of some form or other.If you have any of the bikes listed here, particularly if you got it second-hand, it’s probably worth checking that the recall work has…
  • Video Triumphs mixed message on Tiger 800

    Visordown News
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    A BIKE that’s become more able to go off road must therefore be able to go off road, right?  Wrong, according to Triumph. In a series of promo videos for the new Tiger 800, the firm says it has ‘increased off-road ability’ but then adds in a disclaimer at the end that ‘Triumph motorcycles are not suitable for off-road use.’More off-road ability but still none? So how much did it have before? Less than none?  To confuse matters further, the videos feature telly 'adventurer' Bear Grylls riding the Tiger 800 off road. One…
  • Top 10 legendary 600s

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:36 am
    IT’S weird, when you think about it, that bikes are so heavily defined by their engine capacities. People will talk about a ‘1000,’ a ‘600’ or a ‘250’ with no further definition even though the capacity alone arguably has little to do with a bike’s style, performance or ability.This top 10 600s list could easily have been nothing more than a line-up of recent supersports machines. Instead we've tried to make it an all-encompassing tome of bikes ranging from cruisers to dual-sports, with one, two, three or four cylinders and performance from…
  • The best bikes to see at Motorcycle Live

    Visordown News
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The new R1 IF you only ever go to one UK bike show, Motorcycle Live at Birmingham’s NEC starting tomorrow would probably be a good one to choose.This year has been one of the most exciting we can remember for new bike launches, and all the best ones will be making their UK debut at the show.Here’s a round-up of just a few of the most amazing machines that will be on display. Just one of these would arguably make the day-out worthwhile. Show-goers will get to see them all.Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 and H2R. Kawasaki will be running the 310hp supercharged H2R on a rolling dyno.New…
  • New Peugeot Speedfight 4 to make UK debut at Motorcycle Live

    Visordown News
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
    PEUGEOT has announced the new Speedfight 4 will make its UK debut at Motorcycle Live.The fourth generation scooter gets new twin optical 35W headlight, a restyled grille and instrument console, and ‘micro bulb crystal turn indicators’.The dashboard also gets a makeover, with an onboard digital multifunction computer and USB socket for smartphone connectivity.Engines come in two variants: an air-cooled 50cc 2-stroke producing 3.8 horsepower or a liquid-cooled 4.8hp version.Available in blue, red and fluo green for the standard model, or black, white, and ‘icy…
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  • Rock out with Motörhead at Motorcycle Live

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell will be on the Victory Motorcycles stand at Motorcycle Live at midday this Saturday, 22 November. Celebrating the unveiling and handover of a unique hand-built custom Victory, which was commissioned for the Motörhead guitar legend, fasn...
  • KTM release limited editions

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    KTM has released a very limited range of ‘Factory Edition’ EXCs to celebrate their continued success in all enduro disciplines. Available on the 125, 250 and 300cc two-stroke models along with the 250, 350 and 450 four-stroke bikes, the ‘Factory...
  • Kawasaki ER-6f: long-term test report

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Winter’s on the way – so I’ve treated my Kawasaki ER-6f to a new screen in a bid to gain some extra weather protection. And, so far the results are promising. The screen is a double-bubble job from Skidmarx...
  • Get the Brough Superior look

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    To accompany the launch of the SS100 Brough Superior has developed a range of riding gear that reflects the elegant sophistication of the machine. So If you can’t afford the £39,900 you’ll need to get your name on one of...
  • BMW offer guaranteed test passes

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    BMW’s rider training division is going on the offensive as we head into winter in an attempt to get as many new riders as possible ready for 2015’s glut of exciting new metal. There are several different packages and offers...
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  • Nomad’s World Ride: Sakhalin Island

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Adventure rider John Nomad continues his round-the-world trek, completing his journey across Russia – once again buoyed by the aid of the local riding community.
  • MotoUSA to Gift Seattle Ultimate Builder Trophy

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    MotorcycleUSA is honored to be a guest judge for the Seattle J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show and are eager to give away a killer trophy made by Haze Custom Cycles and a $100 gift certificate from Motorcycle Superstore.
  • Ural MIR Limited Edition First Look

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Ural has announced a limited edition model to its line up with the 2014 Ural MIR, with only 20 units planned for production the MIR celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Shuttle-MIR program.
  • MotoGP 14 Game Available in the Americas

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Bandai Namco, along with Milestone, have announced the release of MotoGP 14, the Official MotoGP World Championship video game, in the Americas.
  • Dr. Frazier’s Old BMW Pig in a Poke

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    When Dr. G. tries to sell and ship a 30-year-old Beemer over the internet, instead the potential buyer decides to make the 1200-mile journey himself to see the pig in the poke with his own eyes and then ride home.
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    Bike EXIF

  • Urban Scrambler: Caiman’s Honda CX500

    Wesley Reyneke
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    South Africa is a motorcycling nirvana—especially for dual-sport riders. From the winelands in the Western Cape, all the way across to the Midlands in KwaZulu Natal, great riding and idyllic scenery abound. Commuting in Johannesburg is a far cry from traversing the countryside though. Jozi has it all: congestion, potholes, traffic lights that don’t always work and lawless minibus taxis. Caiman Urban ‘n Dirt are dead set on building motorcycles that thrive in this environment. “Many people say that Africa is not for sissies,” says Caiman’s Walter Stander. “Our…
  • Backyard build: Dave Lehl’s Honda CB550

    Chris Hunter
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    We get quite a few emails from readers asking why we focus so much on pro customs, and not backyard builds from talented amateurs. It’s partly because pro builders push the envelope more often, but it’s also because it’s much harder for amateurs to hit the sweet spot—which is a well-crafted build and fantastic photography. This Honda CB550 from Colorado-based Dave Lehl ticks both boxes. It helps that Dave is a photographer by trade, but he’s also got unusually good taste—knowing what to change, and what to leave alone. Dave is a true shed builder: a self-taught mechanic who built…
  • The return of Speedy Working Motors

    Chris Hunter
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    How can you not love a motorcycle brand called Speedy Working Motors? It might sound like a slogan on a Japanese t-shirt, but SWM is actually an Italian marque with a solid history going back to 1971. SWM went bust in 1984, but the company is now back with a bang: six new models are slated for production, starting in September 2015. And despite being production bikes, four of the new models slot perfectly into the current custom scene zeitgeist. The driving force behind the new SWM motos is Ampelio Macchi, an engineer whose CV includes stints with Aprilia, Cagiva and Husqvarna. He’s secured…
  • Exclusive: Win a Pagnol M1 jacket

    Chris Hunter
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Today we’ve got an exciting giveaway for Bike EXIF readers: the chance to win a beautiful Pagnol M1 motorcycle jacket worth a cool $649. The M1 is one of the best jackets we’ve ever seen—as you’d expect from a company with a background in MotoGP and AMA design. It’s a jacket designed for everyday riding, and looks good on and off the bike. The feel is classic, but the fit is comfortable and modern. The M1 is made from tough yet supple cow hide, and constructed to ensure maximum abrasion resistance and durability. It’s not a replacement for full race leathers, but it’s far from a…
  • Shop Visit: For The Love Of Motorcycles

    Chris Hunter
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Four months ago, two of the most highly respected builders in California joined forces and opened a store on Los Angeles’ famed Melrose Avenue. Called For The Love Of Motorcycles, it’s quickly become a haven for anyone who … do we need to spell it out? The men behind the West Hollywood store are Roland Sands and Powerplant Choppers’ Yaniv Evans. Not the most obvious match, but they’re good friends—despite working in different sectors of the custom scene. The location is perfect: Melrose Avenue was the birthplace of Southern California’s punk culture, and it’s always attracted…
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    Forty Years On Two Wheels

  • Closed For Repairs

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

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

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

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

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

    Jesse Kiser
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Watch this short video tour of Roland Sands Designs in Southern California. READ MORE: Go See On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter and ... - RideApart More and more commercials and marketing agencies are getting away from the athlete-sponsorship, Vanna-White-style commercials. More online marketing ideas use advertising dollars to make real entertainment. Take Ken Block's Gymkhana endeavors for example; if it weren't for ad dollars from DC Shoes, Monster Energy Drink, Ford and many others, Gymkhana videos would be Ken Drifting around some trash cans. Instead, some of today's marketing is being…
  • Bike of The Week: Raiden Triumph Tiger 800XC

    Jason Avant
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    There's gotta be a term for adventure bikes that spend their whole lives without ever touching dirt. AINO? (Adventure In Name Only?) Our Bikes of The Week - actually, there are two of them - are the opposite of that. Icon Motosports partnered with Triumph and Motoworks Chicago to come up with these two modified Tiger 800XCs. And they are awesome. These two Tigers weren't made for the showroom. Yes, they are a great way for Icon to market their forthcoming Raiden line of ADV wear. But make no mistake. They are competition models - as Joe Gustafson from Icon put it, "they're a throwback to the…
  • Stop Profiling of Motorcyclists - Sign the Petition Today

    Jesse Kiser
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    More so in the last year we’ve heard news via social media and news outlets of motorcyclists being stopped for license and registration checks, randomly and with no obvious purpose. Only motorcyclist were being stopped, and we aren’t talking about DUI, roadside smog or registration check points, just being pulled over for no other reason than being on a motorcycle. Now there’s a petition in California that could end this. Sign it today. Petition It has primarily been a problem in New York, thanks in large part to the “Ride of the Century” dummies who tried to block a highway, got…
  • Vintage Review - A 1965 Harley-Davidson Topper AH with LA Sidecar

    Panhead Jim
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Harley-Davidson has produced vehicles for seemingly every segment of the transportation sector over their 110+ year history.  Everything from rocket engines to golf carts have borne the bar and shield logo over those years, but perhaps one of the most adorable is the Topper.   Considering Harley’s current marketing of the “biker lifestyle”, nothing flies in the face of that like two grown men riding on a scooter with a mini sidecar. Vintage Review I have been vaguely aware of the Topper for years, but had never really seen one up close and honestly have a low opinion of scooters in…
  • TCX X-Desert Touring Adventure Boots - Review

    William Connor
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Retailing at $419.99, the TCX X-Desert boot is a full featured off-road adventure touring boot.  Built to withstand everything nature can throw at it, can it also stand up to the local coffee shop parking lot or a full day at work? Read on! READ MORE: RideApart Boot Reviews Features The X-Desert features a full grain upper with Gore-Tex waterproof membrane. If you're a boot manufacturer planning to compete in this category, this is where you start - and you had better be bringing something pretty special. Where TCX stands out is price and protection. Polyurethane ankle protection, gear…
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    Tilted Horizons

  • New ADV Online Magazine

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Stumbled across Road+Trail, a brand new adventure touring publication, while perusing today. Give it a look; great ride reports! (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Are You A Motorcyclist?

    5 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    No matter how trained, skilled, safe, psychologically sound or ATGATT'd we believe ourselves to be, motorcycles are fundamentally rolling bombs.  Humomgously-entertaining rolling bombs. (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Ride to Vote, Vote to Ride!

    4 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Remember to vote today!  It's not only your duty as an American citizen, it's a chance to have a voice in issues that may affect your rights as a motorcyclist...ethanol and health care insurance... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • 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!)
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  • Race Highlights from the 2014 Macau GP

    Jensen Beeler
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    The 48th annual Macau Grand Prix was underway this past weekend, rounding out the 2014 road racing season, all the way on the other side of the world from the normal Irish and Manx roadways. As much of a spectacle as its European counterparts, the Macau GP is set in the downtown area of the Special Administrative Region of Macu, and is proper elbow-to-elbow motorcycle racing. A spectacle to see with the tight corners and dense […] ...
  • 2015 Dakar Rally Details Revealed

    Jensen Beeler
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The route for the 2015 Dakar Rally has been confirmed, and details have been dropped on what could be the most grueling motorcycle event on Earth. The 14 day, 13 stage Dakar will take competitors through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and back to Argentina again, making for roughly 9,000 kilometers of terrain to navigate. The 68 motorcycle competitors will have the added challenge of two marathon stages — stages where only the riders can work on […] ...
  • Video: 111 Years of Husqvarna

    Jensen Beeler
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    It is an exciting time for the Husqvarna brand, as it finds a new home within the KTM family. Reunited in a sense with Husaberg, the remnants of the motorcycle company when it left Sweden for Italy, Husky motorcycles are little more than rebadged Austrian machines at this point in time, though Stefan Pierer and his team would like to change that. We have already seen Husqvarna return to the road with a supermoto model, […] ...
  • MV Agusta Factory Flooded by Nearby Lake

    Jensen Beeler
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    After torrential rains this weekend, the MV Agusta factory has been flooded by the nearby Lake Varese. The MV Agusta factory sits on the edge of the lake, and the recent weather has brought the waterline to include the Italian company’s R&D, racing, and testing facilities. Because of the flooding (nearly a meter higher than usual), production has been halted, and the ~100 employees have been sent home. It’s not clear how long the flooding will continue […] ...
  • 2015 World Superbike Provisional Calendar v.1

    David Emmett
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    The FIM have finally released the provisional calendar for the World Superbike series for next year. The 2015 season will see WSBK travel to 14 rounds, returning to all of the venues which hosted races in 2014, and two more overseas rounds added, in Russia and Thailand. The chances of this being the definitive calendar appears to be slim, however. Three rounds are marked as still subject to contract: Portimao, Moscow, and Qatar. Both Portimao […] ...
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  • Midual Type 1 now being shown in France

    Sameer Kumar
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    The Midual Type 1 - beautiful and luxurious in a way only a French motorcycle can be!Based in Angers, France, Midual have created a beautifully luxurious motorcycle - the Midual Type 1 - which was unveiled earlier this year, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance, in California. Now, the bike is being shown at Salon Belles Montres, from November 20th to 23rd, at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. This is the first time the bike will be officially unveiled in France, and we thought it's a good time to take a quick look at the machine. 'The Midual Type 1 represent the brand’s vision of…
  • Kawasaki 1400 GTR Concours gets updated for 2015

    Sameer Kumar
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    Not as powerful as the ZX-14R, but the 1400 GTR Concours is more comfortable for long-distance touring...For those who want to go touring on a very, very fast motorcycle, there's the incomparable Kawasaki ZX-14R Ninja, but for those who also want a bit of comfort thrown in (and shaft-drive, which doesn't require maintenance work like chain drive does...), the 1400 GTR Concours is probably one of the best choices around. Kawasaki have updated the bike for 2015 and new bits on the Concours 1400 include a revised first gear ratio for easier starts from a standstill, lighter steering at…
  • EICMA 2014: High-res pics from Milan, Italy

    Sameer Kumar
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Here's a big collection of high-res pics from the 2014 EICMA Full collection after the jump...Read more »
  • Husqvarna takes to the streets with 401 Vitpilen, 401 Svartpilen and 701 Supermoto

    Sameer Kumar
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Like other concept bikes unveiled by Husqvarna at the EICMA in recent years, the new 401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen look quite cool...Husqvarna have this great tradition of showing one or two great looking concept bikes at the EICMA, and that tradition continued this year, with the 401 Vitpilen, 401 Svartpilen and 701 Supermoto. The Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen (Swedish for ‘White Arrow’) draws on the DNA of the 1953 Silverpilen. 'A modern interpretation of the functional simplicity of the classic Silverpilen, the 401 Vitpilen combines contemporary technology, cutting-edge design and high…
  • 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 unveiled at EICMA, gets DVT, IMU

    Sameer Kumar
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Ducati bikes like the 2015 Multistrada 1200 are now packed with so much technology, it will soon take computer geeks, rather than motorcycle bloggers, to write about these machines...Earlier this week, Ducati unveiled the new, 2015-spec Multistrada 1200, which gets the latest Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine that features a variable valve timing system with independent control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts. This optimises engine performance throughout the engine's rev range, ensuring maximum power at high revs, smoother power delivery, better low-rpm…
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  • Custom Harley Street 750

    Cyril Huze
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    An interesting custom Harley Street 750. In Mumbai, India, up-and-coming custom builder Vijay Singh owner of Rajputana Customs just introduced a customized version of the Harley Street 750. Named the “Brat Café Racer”, this one-off Street keeps the factory frame... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Cast Aluminum Heat Shields. Semi-Polished Or Black.

    Cyril Huze
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Protect your legs and add a nice touch to your sled with investment-cast aluminum heat shields from Lowbrow Customs. Available in a semi-polished aluminum or matte black electroplated finish. The cast aluminum mounts are coped perfectly for 1-3/4″ exhausts, and work... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • AIM Variable Pressure Clutches

    Cyril Huze
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    You all know that more clutch pressure means a stronger clutch, but clutch pull also becomes much heavier. Since a long time AIM Corp. (Advanced Innovational Machinery Corporation) offers Variable Clutch Performance Kits to upgrade Harley-Davidson the stock clutch and... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Deus Ex Machina TT800

    Cyril Huze
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Michael Woolaway from California based Deus Ex Machina USA created for a customer the Deus TT800, a hand-built custom motorcycle paying tribute to the successful 60’s Triumph factory TT machines. As a matter of fact, engine is a Kawasaki W650 bored out to reach 800 cc with... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • When The Featherbed Frame Revolutionized Motorcycle Construction.

    Cyril Huze
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    There are large variety of motorcycle frames such as single down-tube cradle, half duplex cradle, full duplex cradle, perimeter, beam, trellis etc, each with different handling characteristics for different types of motorcycles. When the Featherbed frame was invented by Mr.... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Mid-November Colorado Sunset

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    I was sitting in the living room, relaxing after work and I got a text from my loving wife Martha stating there was clear viewing conditions of the front range mountains.I looked at the clock , saw I had plenty of time to position Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol Sidecar Rig in a known good spot for sunset pictures.Minutes later I was geared up and riding towards the church parking SE of the intersection of Smoky Hill Road and Orchard Road.  It's the same spot where I recently posed Stewie, Martha's Genuine Buddy Scooter 125.Once the lighting conditions were just right, I started taking…
  • Sunday Uraling in Snowy Neighborhoods

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Yesterday, it snowed lightly most of the day here in the Metro Denver area but I was stuck inside doing work.This morning however, no work to be done and the sun was out in force, showing us that uniquely blue sky that we get to enjoy here in Colorado, since we're about a mile closer to the sun than the rest of the country.I headed out to the usual neighborhoods near my home, noting how the main roads were quite rideable on three wheels though there was the sporadic slipping of the pusher tire where snow remained thick enough.A nice view of snow-covered Mount Evansfrom East Sand Creek RoadThe…
  • Uraling in the Cold

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    We're having a cold snap crossing the state since Monday, today we woke to temperatures at around 1°F and we had perhaps a couple of inches of snow on the ground.  Yay!I bundled up and left the house hoping to catch sunrise pictures.  Alas, while there was plenty of snow on the roads, the mountains were not visible and the sun was blocked by gray clouds.  It felt like we were inside a frosted over glass globe you know?Today is our wedding anniversary, can you believe Martha has put up with me for over 19 years?  I should put her in for sainthood!As I was due to work at…
  • Veteran's Day, 2014

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Today is November 11, 2014 and once again the nation takes time to pause and remember its Veterans; both alive and dead, for their service and sacrifices.To those who served and have left active duty, Martha and I extend our sincerest appreciation.To those who still man the ramparts in our country's armed forces, we also send our thanks and wish you all Godspeed and a safe return home to your loved ones.I rode today in what RichardM would consider a balmy 17°F (-8ºC), with a very light snow falling on us here in the Metro Denver area to Fort Logan National Cemetery this morning.Warmly…
  • Stewie Sunset

    8 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    A fine clear and sunny day here in Colorado where the temperatures reached the mid-60s!  We're definitely in an Indian Summer kind of weather pattern.I was running an errand on Stewie, Martha's Genuine Buddy 125 Scooter.  I try to exercise Stewie when the riding to be done is just local to the neighborhood.As I left the library where I was picking up a book for Martha, the sun was setting and I headed over to a local church's parking lot that has a nice view of the mountains.As Colorado sunsets go, it wasn't the best one I've experienced but for today, it'll do.  Hope you got…
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    The Vintagent


    The Vintagent
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Ernst Henne, the ultimate pre-war speed demon, and the supercharged BMW WR750 which was so devastatingly fastThe Golden Age of supercharged racers was a brief but glorious moment, when competing factories built ultra-exotic machines which laid the foundations of modern motorcycling.  By pushing the boundaries of engine and chassis technology, new designs were adapted out of necessity, like perimeter frames, front and rear hydraulic suspension, wind-tunnel tested fairings, etc.  The power discovered through forcing an air/fuel mix into an engine - a 40% gain in HP, at best - revealed…

    The Vintagent
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Putt Mossman being pulled on the dirt of Empire Speedway in Sydney, behind his c.1930 Indian Model 402 4-cylinder A video of the legendary1920s/30s motorcycle acrobat and showman Putt Mossman has recently surfaced in Australia, where he was practicing for a show on the Empire Speedway in Sydney in 1936.  The footage is spectacular even today, and shows what all the fuss was about!  I published a story on Mossman back in 2009 (read the story here), and a Google search for information by the film's owners led them to  Here's the note:"Hi Paul, Mark…

    The Vintagent
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I flew Cliff Vaughs to LA last May for a photo and interview session for 'The Chopper: the Real Story' - this was the first moment Cliff had seen this bike since 1968...File this one under 'better late than never': in a recent letter to Cliff 'Soney' Vaughs, actor Peter Fonda finally gives credit to Vaughs and Ben Hardy for their until-recently unknown contribution to motorcycle history - creating the 'Captain America' and 'Billy' bikes for Easy Rider.  The massive wave of publicity around the sale of the claimed last extant chopper from the film (which made $1.62M at auction - the most…

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

    The Vintagent
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The 'wet plate' photo I shot of the 'Captain America' chopper last MayThe upcoming sale of Michael Eisenberg's 'Captain America' chopper (later today) prompted quite a bit of interest in the film, the bike, and the back story of the bikes used in Easy Rider.  As I'd just researched this very subject for my book 'The Chopper; the Real Story' (Gestalten), and have what I believe is a fairly complete picture of the origins and build of 'Captain America', I guess I've become an expert on the subject!  National Public Radio producer Tom Dreisbach assembled the story, and I was…
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    Motorcycle News

  • Cruise control

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    The Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic has been the venerated icon of the cruiser world for quite a while now. With its 1.7-litre power plant and vast, sofa-like seats and the almost-copyrighted thrumming of the giant V-twin engine, it's everything one could ask for on a tour of the world.
  • Urban Scrambler: Caiman's Honda CX500

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:28 pm
    South Africa is a motorcycling nirvana-especially for dual-sport riders. From the winelands in the Western Cape, all the way across to the Midlands in KwaZulu Natal, great riding and idyllic scenery abound.
  • The Street Glide: the perfect Hog for hairy bikers

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The curse of the Hog rider is getting a faceful of beard while riding along, says Pat Malone in The Sunday Times. No sooner are you rolling than the airflow pushes up your facial hair to the point where it's flapping around and dangerously osbscuring your vision.
  • The Advice Goddess

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    My husband's been saving for a motorcycle, and I was excited about riding on the back, hanging on to him - sexy and fun! But then he came home with a Vespa, the little Italian scooter. It just seems so girly.
  • Bikers rally round to help send girl on Disneyland trip

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    A GROUP of motorcyclists have raised more than A 4,500 to send a ten-year-old girl with cancer on a dream trip to Disneyland. Millie Gallant, from Harrogate , North Yorkshire, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, on June 2 this year.
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    MOTORCYCLE NEWS - Google News

  • Dutchess County man charged with stealing a motorcycle - Times Herald-Record

    Google Inc.
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Dutchess County man charged with stealing a motorcycleTimes Herald-RecordGARDINER - A Dutchess County man was arrested for having a stolen motorcycle, state police say. Jeremy Martens, 23, of Pleasant Valley, was arrested Monday after police say they found the motorcycle at Marten's home after it was reported stolen from a ...and more »
  • Jay Leno rides the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle - Autoblog (blog)

    Google Inc.
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Jay Leno rides the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycleAutoblog (blog)Electric motorcycles are fairly proven tech at this point, with multiple options available to riders. The real challenge now is continuing to improve performance to add range, cut weight and boost power. Jay Leno is back on two-wheels again this week and more »
  • This is the fastest electric motorcycle you can buy - The Verge

    Google Inc.
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The VergeThis is the fastest electric motorcycle you can buyThe VergeWith a polite round of applause, the first owner of the fastest production electric motorcycle took the keys to his new ride. Sitting down just a few moments later, he slyly looked down and slid them onto the ring next to keys for his Tesla. His half Lightning LS-281 is the 'Fastest Production Motorcycle in the World'IGNLightning Delivers 1st LS-218 Electric SuperbikeMotorcycleUSA.comall 11 news articles »
  • SEE IT: Biker who filmed, taunted cop in wild California motorcycle swarm arrested - New York Daily News

    Google Inc.
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    New York Daily NewsSEE IT: Biker who filmed, taunted cop in wild California motorcycle swarm arrestedNew York Daily News"I'd like to send the message out to any group or any motorcycle rider that thinks they are going to get away with this kind of behavior on our freeways, just know that while apprehension may not be immediate, it is likely imminent," CHP Capt. Les and more »
  • Long Beach international motorcycle show puts price war on display - Los Angeles Times

    Google Inc.
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    KABC-TVLong Beach international motorcycle show puts price war on displayLos Angeles TimesThe Progressive International Motorcycle Show returns to the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend, kicking off Friday afternoon and running through Sunday night. More than 100 exhibitors, including most of the world's motorcycle manufacturers Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach this weekendKABC-TVall 4 news articles »
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    Superbike News

  • Byrne And Easton Remain at PBM For 2015

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    Having won both the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship and the MCE Rider’s Cup in 2014, the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team of Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and Stuart Easton will remain with the Paul Bird Motorsport team for 2015. Byrne became the most successful rider in MCE BSB history when he took his fourth title at a dramatic final round at Brands Hatch last month and is aiming for an unprecedented fifth MCE British Superbike title whereas Easton, fresh from winning last weekend’s Macau Grand Prix, will continue alongside Byrne in MCE BSB for the Cumbrian-based…
  • Crowds grow as MotoGP™ pulls in close to 2.5 million fans at 2014 Grands Prix

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Another superb season of Grand Prix racing saw MotoGP™ crowds grow compared to last year, with 2.47 million fans attending GP events in 2014. Looking at the attendance figures across the 18 rounds of this year’s championship 14 of the Grands Prix on the 2014 calendar saw more than 100,000 spectators in attendance over the course of the weekend. Those events were held at Austin, Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina), Jerez, Le Mans, Mugello, Catalunya, Assen, Sachsenring, Indianapolis, Brno, Silverstone, Aragon, Sepang and Valencia. Indeed, the aforementioned new Grand Prix on the 2014 schedule,…
  • LIQUI MOLY becomes official oil supplier to Moto2™ and Moto3™

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Dorna Sports, commercial rights holders and organisers of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, are pleased to announce that lubricant manufacturer LIQUI MOLY will become the Official Oil Supplier for both Moto2™ and Moto3™ in 2015. As of the forthcoming season all of the teams in both categories will be using the motor oil for Grand Prix racing and indeed preparations have already commenced with LIQUI MOLY oil being used in preseason tests. The German company will benefit from feedback from the some of the best riders and mechanics in the World, providing valuable information on how to…
  • 2015 Provisional World Superbike, Supersport, Superstock Calendar

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    2015 Provisional FIM Superbike,  Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup Calendar 2015 Calendar DATE COUNTRY CIRCUIT WSBK WSS STK 22 February Australia Phillip Island GP Circuit X X 22 March Thailand Chang International Circuit X X 12 April Spain MotorLand Aragón* X X X 19 April The Netherlands TT Assen X X X 10 May Italy Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola X X X 24 May UK Donington Park *** X X X 07 June Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve X X X 21 June Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli X X X 05 July Russia Moscow Raceway** X X 19 July USA Mazda…
  • Dorna endorse motoDNA academy in Australia

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Dorna Sports S.L., the commercial rights holder of the MotoGP™ World Championship, are pleased to announce a collaboration to support young Australian riders on their way to the top in motorcycle racing by endorsing the motoDNA Academy. Dorna are also the commercial rights holders and organizers of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, the FIM CEV Repsol Championship and the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup as well as co-organizer of the MotoGP Red Bull Rookies Cup and have a strong emphasis on developing young riding talent. The motoDNA Academy has been driving junior road racer…
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  • Group Buy: Spark Monster 1200 Slip-on

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We are putting together a group buy for these new exhaust systems. We will be placing the order at the middle of October for a late November/ early December delivery. Spark Monster 1200 Slip-on Carbon Fiber Reg: $949.95 Sale: $749.95 FREE shipping Available in Carbon Fiber or Dark stainless slip-on cover. Stainless steel connector pipe. Made in Italy NOTE: Pictured is the Dark version * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping passwords: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders over $500…
  • SPEEDYMOTO Frame Sliders: Monster 1200

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    SPEEDYMOTO Frame Sliders: Monster 1200 Pricing: $149.95 FREE Shipping The SpeedyMoto frame slider kit includes extremely durable 17-4 stainless steel engine studs. Precision-ground, thread-formed, quenched and tempered to an aircraft grade tensile strength of 185,000 psi, our stud far surpasses OEM specs (as well as other manufactures) in both strength and wearability. We employ stainless steel for the integral engine nuts and slider support, not unlike the high-strength engine bolts used by Ducati race teams. Corrosion resistant and strain-hardened stainless steel is ideal for the crucial…
  • Alpinestars Ladies Stella Vika Leather Jacket

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    This fashionable ladies leather jacket looks like it could pass as a high-end leather jacket walking the streets of New York City. Designed with ladies fashion in mind, the Alpinestars Vika jacket is still a functional and safe motorcycle jacket with CE rated armor in the elbows and shoulders as well as high quality durable leather and a 360deg zipper. Available to order on the website with retail at $429.95, give MIKE a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 804 if you have any further questions or help with placing an order. Is email more convenient? Send us a message through this forum or write to us…
  • Quick Release Metal Fuel Connectors: Ducati 1199 / 899 Panigale

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Replace your stock plastic fuel connectors that have a tendency to break and spill fuel all over you and your hot engine... Quick Release Metal Fuel Connectors: Ducati 1199 / 899 Panigale Pricing: $44.95 These quick release fuel connectors are chrome plated brass. An upgrade over your fragile stock plastic connectors that have issues under heat and pressure. Sold as a set (one male / one female). * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping codes: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders over…
  • CORSE DYNAMICS Lightweight Front Wheel Spacers: Ducati 1199 / 899 Panigale

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    CORSE DYNAMICS Lightweight Front Wheel Spacers: Ducati 1199 / 899 Panigale Pricing: $36.95 Marchesini made light wheels from the factory for the 1199S but the steel spacers weigh over 3 times the weight of aftermarket aluminum ones: - 111 grams OEM - 36 grams Corse Dynamics Precision machined from 7075 billet aluminum for optimal weight and strength, anodized black. * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping passwords: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders over $500 GLOBAL750 gets 75% off…
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • Peter the Great

    Amanda Millin
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Peter Marino—who has designed hotels, commercial buildings, high-end retail stores, and premier residences around the world—is known for executing all aspects of a project, from the architecture and interior furnishings to the art on the walls. Starting next month, Miami’s Bass Museum of Art will celebrate the renowned architect and his multifaceted approach to design with One Way: Peter Marino. The five-month exhibit—curated by Jérôme Sans, the former creative director and editor-in-chief of L’Officiel Art—wi...
  • Catch Me If You Can

    By Mixologist Danny Neff - New York
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    2 oz. Highland Park 12 Year Old scotch 5 dashes orange bitters ¼ oz. Demerara syrup ¼ oz. green chartreuse Lemon twist Combine Highland Park scotch, bitters, and syrup in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Coat a rocks glass with the chartruese, discarding any that remains floating. Pour cocktail into the rinsed glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Highland Park 12 Year Old has a profile like no other. Combined with these other ingredients, it transforms into honey, allspi...
  • Swann Auction Galleries to Sell Matchbooks and Other Imagery Oddities

    Karen Cakebread
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    The conceptual artist Barbara Kruger is known for pairing strong photographic imagery with politically charged slogans that reference mass culture. Her ephemeral works—appearing on shopping bags, CD covers, and even coffee mugs—“are now recognized as collectible objects in their own right,” according to Daile Kaplan, vice president and director of photographs and photo books at Swann Auction Galleries. “They reflect how printmaking techniques can make art available to a broad audience.” A grouping of 23 Kru...
  • Wadia Digital Introduces a New Suite of High-End Components

    Alexander Lamascus
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    Some enlightened individuals in the high-end audio community have begun to recognize that digital audio can produce high levels of musical realism—perhaps even more so than analog. Among the digital-audio front-runners is Wadia Digital, which has been producing components since the late 1980s. Its most recent releases include a full line of reference-level digital audio components that further solidify the New York manufacturer’s reputation as a digital-audio leader. The new Wadia di122 Digital Audio Decode...
  • Your New Thanksgiving Tradition

    Shaun Tolson
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Your Thanksgiving dinner is about to get a whole lot better. Back in July, the Black Caviar Company partnered with Russian Caviar House, making it a legal distributor of certified Russian sturgeon caviar in the United States. You may recall that the United States instituted a more-than-a-decade-long ban on the importation of Russian caviar due to fears of dwindling sturgeon populations, but the caviar that is sourced and sold through the Black Caviar Company’s partnership is certified by the Convention on Inte...
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  • Did I Ever Tell You About That Time I Went To The Roof Of The World?

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The Aiguille du Mdi in Chamonix, France was a once in a lifetime experience. Teetering at the tip of a mountain peak at over 12,000ft up, it was about as much as my wimpy little heart could handle. From the moment I stepped into the cable car and we began our first stage of the ascent my legs felt like jelly. Even so, it was something I knew that I had to experience. I stood in the gondola looking at the floor, too scared to look out at the ground fading away. When we stepped out of the tram and onto the first platform, I remember asking Kenny if he felt the mountain swaying too. Of course…
  • 2014: Roadside Awesomeness Extravaganza

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Any motorcycle ride that is punctuated by seeing something totally silly, funky or ridiculous on the road is a-okay in my book. These are some of the nifty stops I made this year: Gnome on the Grange Chomsky – The 3rd Largest Garden Gnome Kerhonksen, New York   Hooray for Kooks! License Plate Covered Barn – Somewhere near Romney, West Virginia   I Will Gnaw Your Face Off Yeah I have no idea… Skull-o-pus? This one is probably seasonal. It was near a flower shop around Halloween. Somewhere near Lexington, Virginia   AIRMAIL! Airmail Mailbox Otis, Massachusetts…
  • Photo: Riding Along Lac Du Mont Cenis

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Sometimes I go through periods of time where nothing seems to make any sense. I think I have mental problems. I can’t sit still, I can’t write, I can’t relax, I can’t be alone with my thoughts because I feel like I’m going to burst into a million pieces. When these times come along, I do have the wherewithal to know I’m being a nut. And so I try to get my shit together, try to focus, try to work through whatever that underlying turbulence is. Sometimes one of my go to things to get my head together is to write about my day. Even if it is just a sentence…
  • Photo: My Dog Lilo in the Sidecar

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It turns out that Lilo is nervous about riding in the sidecar. I’m pretty sure it’s the noise. Hell, Lilo Puppy Dynamite™ is scared and runs out of the kitchen when I rip tinfoil off the roll. It stands to reason that something that sounds like a bag of wrenches in the washing machine might set her off. We did a couple of super-slow rides around the neighborhood. She’s clearly scared. I’m not sure if I should continue to try to get her used to the racket or if I should just let her be. I was hoping it would be fun for both of us, but I’m not so sure.
  • Finding Gold on the Waters Edge

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The dark months. They rabbit punch me right in the feels. Do you ever get bummed because there is so little daylight? On the upside of these dark times, this is when the sunsets here on the north shore seem extra vibrant. The sky will be lit up with the most amazing pinks and oranges. And the gold… the gold on the water takes on a magical quality. A worthy consolation for darkness coming before most people make it home from the office each day. Find the beauty in each day. In 40 sleeps, we’ll get over the hump and the days will start becoming longer again. Just gotta hang…
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    Car Reviews and Motor Cycle News

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Review

    alex johhny
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    This 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD delivers improved internal, updated layout, brand new safety measures capabilities and also a brand new physique design team taxi. Operating around the crest of the wave associated with compliment for his or her light and portable re-designed Silverado pick-up, Chevrolet remains while using revamped type associated with its major haulers. As such, the particular 2015 Silverado 3500HD has the very same internal renovations present in 1500. Such as high quality log home resources, huge touch monitors for enjoyment and also perform command in the…
  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

    alex johhny
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 relies on a potent V6 powerplant, the modern Chevy Silverado the main benefit by diet, far too. Standard cab new product having a V6 powerplant plus the pick up cargo area is 6-feet, 6-inches, for instance, weighs about three hundred pounds lower than it is precursor. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 other improvements including changed suspension tuning for just a even drive, forward-hinged backside doorways upon prolonged cab versions (those difficult, reverse-opening the door some sort of 1 / 2 earlier) and safety features of the modern Silverado 1500 obtainable…
  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Redesign

    alex johhny
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:43 pm
    The renovated Silverado 2015, Silverado 2500HD, 2015 along with 3500HD usually are heavy-duty pickups. A similar interior enhancements present in 1500 transfered for the huge workhorses. Chief involving these enhancements usually are a top quality vacation cabin components, greater effect screens pertaining to managing leisure along with hands-free phone capabilities, innovative brand new safety characteristics and a quieter vacation cabin.Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD pickups talk about exactly the same rectangular jaw shedding external surfaces with the liberation connected with solace…
  • 2015 Ford Pick up truck F-250

    alex johhny
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:39 pm
    This 2015 Ford Pick up truck F-250 is specially made with utmost capabilities planned, and also by simply 2015 the company Ford features created an extremely substantial modification to the suggested serp turbo diesel engine 6. 7-liter, which often creates a better end result of 440 power.After generating updates to the 2015 Ford Pick up truck F-250 has a competition need to be predetermined within the notice significantly. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HARLEY-DAVIDSON renovated in the last calendar year and also definitely value any look. Moreover the actual Good old ram 2500 is usually an…
  • 2015 Toyota Tacoma Pick Up Truck Review

    alex johhny
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Regarding 2015 Toyota Tacoma Pick up truck now solely expanded pickup truck's cab (Access Cab) in addition to team pickup truck's cab (Double Cab). In addition, equipped off-road-road Tacoma TRD ARIZONA Baja model has been swapped out from the Professional package FRA.On account of the potent motor, a number of configurations in addition to adaptable interior, 2015 Toyota Tacoma remains the school innovator. On the other hand, this really is a mature design and style, so we may absolutely advise looking into the new GM vans if you are looking for the midst pickup.Entire, however, the 2015…
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    XS650 Chopper

  • Standard restored 650C

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Jacksdad – I imported this bike from Ohio 3 years ago, it had been stood for exactly 20 years, I had it running within 24 hours! Since then I’ve totally Continue Reading →
  • rusty

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Martin – had this a while now , call her rusty made most of the custom parts bars seat pipes etc rides great and goes like stink just rode a 160 Continue Reading →
  • Jed’s Orange Happiness

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Jed Prentiss – I stumbled upon this site a couple of years ago just before Christmas and I knew I had found my new winter project. 2 months later with Continue Reading →
  • Buy a T-shirt – Win a headlamp

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
    New, limited-edition Xs650 Chopper T-shirt in Stock – Ready to ship to your doormat.. * Free Shipping in the USA! Premium 6.0 oz –Heavyweight T-shirt. Deadbeat Customs is kindly offered their yellow lens headlamp for Continue Reading →
  • 1979 XS wicked greasy

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    I bought a 74 xs/tx from a guy in CT he said he had another bike without paperwork i could have for 200.00 that’s what I built this bike from. Continue Reading →
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  • Yonny Hernandez contracts with Ducati to continue with the Pramac Racing Team in 2015 MotoGP World Championship

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Future That Never Was

    Dale Franks
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    Concept cars have been pretty boring in recent years. There are occasionally some interesting stylistic exercises, or some showcases of new technology, but for the most part, recent concept cars have been pretty dull. It wasn’t always that way, though. There was a time when concept cars were…insane. Part of the problem with modern concept cars is that designers often look to the past for inspiration. Retro design is pretty popular now. For instance, the last generation of Mustangs were very heavily styled with 1970s influences. Indeed, you could take a modern Dodge Challenger back to…
  • My New Book

    Dale Franks
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    For the past several months I’ve been collecting all of my automotive and motorcycle writing both from here and elsewhere, into a book, Now, I’m happy to say it’s a new Kindle book at Amazon. Which you can buy. Online. And read in Your Kindle! The Joy of Automotion: Musings From a Vehicular Dilettante Please buy it. If you like it, please review it. While we’re on the subject, you can also get my previous book: Slackernomics: Basic Economics for People Who Think Economics is Boring Thanks!
  • Pony Express

    Dale Franks
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    2015 Ford Mustang GT Several months ago, I drove the 2014 Ford Mustang GT. It was…OK. The interior was cramped, and it didn’t feel as powerful to drive as you might expect from the paper specs. My knee also kept banging against the edge of the center console, which was painful and, eventually, enraging. The 2015 Ford Mustang is a totally new car. Well, except for the 5.0l V8 powerplant. That’s still the same, though it’s been tweaked a bit for more power. Other than that, though, the 2015 model is new inside and out. The really big deal is that, for the first time in the model’s…
  • 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…
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    A Time To Ride

  • Rider Mania here we come

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    The food is ready the grill is on it's way the bikes have been parked it's now time to head out to Rider Mania. Keep those beers cold people. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • It's almost ready

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Rider Mania the pork is almost done the Helmet Stories crew will be there soon. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • A bridge

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    A bridge over some water somewhere on our Coastal Ride down from Mumbai to Goa. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The ferry

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    A different kind of water crossing than what we are used to. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Sunrise in Ambolgarh

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    A brilliant sunrise on the beach in Ambolgarh. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • FLY Racing Signs Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna Team

    Scott Lukaitis
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Courtesy of Fly Racing—PRESS RELEASE—November 13, 2014 – Boise, ID – FLY Racing is proud to announce it has signed the Rockstar Racing/Husqvarna team to a multiyear deal to promote its professional motocross racewear. Team riders Martin Davalos, Zach Osborne, and Zach Bell will compete in the Supercross and outdoor Pro Motocross series wearing FLY Racing’s Evolution, Kinetic and Lite Hydrogen racewear lines.FLY Racing CEO Craig Shoemaker had this to say about the new relationship: “We are happy to be a part of such a professional program with such good people and riders. We’re…
  • Jeremy McGrath Reunites with Kawasaki

    Scott Lukaitis
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Courtesy of Kawasaki Motor CorpIrvine, Calif. (November 19, 2014) – After nearly 25 years, “Showtime” is coming back to Kawasaki.  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced today that Jeremy McGrath has entered into a role as brand ambassador. The seven-time Monster Energy Supercross champion returns to Kawasaki Team Green™ and will promote Kawasaki’s complete product line, including the KX™, Mule™, Ninja®, Jetski® and Teryx® brands. “As the top grass roots racing program in the industry, I am excited to reunite with the team and do everything I can to promote Kawasaki…
  • Racing Signs Fredrik Noren and Tommy Hahn

    Scott Lukaitis
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Courtesy of Crossland MotorsportsCrossland Motorsports announced today that they will continue their role as title sponsor with for 2015. Great Plains Industries has been announced as co-title sponsor, with American Honda providing factory support. The official name will be: Racing. The team also announced that they have signed Fredrik Noren and Tommy Hahn. Noren, who filled in at American Honda in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, will race the 450 Class. Hahn, who hasn't raced full-time since 2012, will race the 250SX West Region and the 250 Class in Lucas Oil…
  • DEI Powersports Renews Deal with Two Two Motorsports

    Scott Lukaitis
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Courtesy of DEI Powersports Avon Lake, Ohio-based DEI is very pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership as the official supplier of heat control products to Chad Reed’s Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports team, the official team of multiple AMA/World Supercross Champion, Chad Reed. DEI, a leader in performance thermal control for powersports and other markets, offers a wide selection of protection products ideal for competition including: exhaust wrap, heat barriers, wire, line and hose protection as well as thermal chemicals, tape and adhesive. DEI also has a wide…
  • Brett Metcalfe and Dirt Candy Agree to Terms for 2015 SX Season

    Scott Lukaitis
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Courtesy of Dirt CandyBrett Metcalfe and Team Dirt Candy have come to terms on a deal for the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season, the team announced today. According to the release, Metcalfe, who hasn't raced supercross since 2012, will join Ronnie Stewart and Robert Lind on the team. “I’ve raced the Monster Energy Cup on my own with some help from Dirt Candy Graphics. I feel like I've got a good long term plan with Dirt Candy and I look forward to focusing on racing and results," said Metcalfe in a statement. Team Dirt Candy, in its second season, will race Suzukis prepared by…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • Scorpion Graphics: EXO-900X, EXO-T1200, & EXO-C110

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+Anonymity is overrated… especially on a motorcycle. Let’s be honest, we could ride to our destination in a variety of ways, but we prefer two wheels because it’s cool. It is unique. There is a style all its own about each of our individual motorcycles and, for the most part, we identify with this ride because it correlates to our own personal aesthetic. The new releases of Scorpion helmets work to augment this style and allow us to express outwardly what it is we feel like within.First on the list is the new Scorpion EXO-900X Hi-Viz Helmet.
  • Biltwell Gringo S Helmet: Because We Like Upgrades

    3 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+As anyone who has looked to get a new cellphone service plan in the past decade can attest, upgrades are fantastic. It’s like, we have one thing that we think is awesome, and then BAM!... a company adds something to it that just makes us wonder how we ever managed without it before. That is kind of what is going on with the new Biltwell Gringo S Helmet.Built upon the seriously popular vintage-style shell of the original Gringo helmet, the Gringo S takes it a step further in style, usability, and protection by adding in a hinged eyeport shield. This…
  • Biltwell Graphics: Fresh Looks

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+There are not many out there who can rock the vintage style better than Biltwell. When it comes to bringing the classic to the modern motorcycling world, they have been at the forefront for some time. New for 2015, they have just made public a couple upcoming graphics that will add to their Gringo and Bonanza lines.First on the list is the new Biltwell Gringo Tracker Helmet. Built on the hugely popular Gringo frame, this item has brought full-face protection to the vintage helmet market in an astoundingly cool way. The Tracker graphic itself only adds…
  • Dainese Black Hawk Leather Jacket: Oozin’ Style for Cruisin’ Awhile

    1 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Eric Gear GeekWhup-whup-whup-whup-whup. That, my friends, is the sound of the Dainese Black Hawk Leather Jacket swooping onto the market. Alright, so that’s more of an onomatopoeia, but you get the idea. While previous Dainese offerings may have appealed to the sport oriented Ducati Monster rider, the Black Hawk screams out to the guy on the Diavel. Your power cruiser just got a new co-pilot.A closer look at the Black Hawk reveals a lot to like, with only a smidge for Dainese to improve upon. The cowhide shell is soft right off the hanger, so you won’t feel constricted for the first few…
  • Dainese Aero EVO C2 Race Suit: Simply The Best

    1 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+It’s a little known fact that Tina Turner was actually singing to the Dainese Aero EVO C2 Race Suit in here epically fantastic “Simply The Best.” It’s true. Well, as true as something that is totally made up can possibly be. Either way, it is a rad suit for serious track day enthusiasts.The Aero C2 Race Suit is the top-level option from Dainese and was created with the ardent motorcyclist in mind. From the Aluminum shoulder, elbow, and knee sliders to the elasticated design that ensures the tightest fitment without being uncomfortable, this…
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  • Kawasaki W650 “Bean” by Revival Cycles

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. If I sat down with pen and paper and began to brainstorm my perfect café custom I could never limit myself to just one influence. I’d want the vintage appeal of 1950’s British bikes, the beauty and charisma of Italian styling, the function and reliability of Japan’s best and then I’d entrust the whole build to a workshop of builders who understand the beauty of raw mechanics and properly engineered fabrication. Pen and Paper can be pushed aside, silence and admiration is all you need and join me in feasting your eyes on Revival Cycles Kawasaki W650…
  • Suzuki TR750 by Redonda Racing

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Being a self confessed fan of full fairings on vintage bikes and also a huge fan of the legendary Barry Sheene, this Suzuki TR750 was always going to resonate with me on many levels. It’s hard to believe that it has been over 10 years since the world of racing lost Barry Sheene. This stunning tribute bike has been built by a small shop in Portugal called Redonda. They specialize in building race bikes for the road, off-road and are also developing some interesting electric bikes. JP Barranca is the head honcho at Redonda and has had long career in the motorcycle industry. JP has a…
  • Harley Dnepr K750 – Metric Customs

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Peanut butter and jelly. Vegemite and avocado. Pickled eggs and beer. In the culinary world there’s a few combinations that, at first glance, just shouldn’t work at all. And yet if you can manage to cross the chasm of logic and walk free in the land of adventurous eating, you’ll find that sometimes gut instincts and leaps of faith work a whole lot better than common sense. It’s the same instincts that Richard, from Berlin’s Metric Customs, used when he decided that there was no good reason why a Harley engine and a Dnepr bike couldn’t work together. Just…
  • ‘94 Harley Softail – One Way Machine

    13 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    The AMD World Championships for 2104 have come and gone for another year, and as always there’s quite a mixed bag of new bikes to peruse. But what’s good to see is that some of the more traditional Harley builders are embracing new-school influences to move the game one a little. Less billet, more brilliance so to speak. One of those builders is middle Deutschland’s One Way Machine. Starting with a decidedly old-school, mid-ninties HD Softail, they’ve managed to build a boardtracker-inspired custom that is about as close to the original hog as Frankfurters are to…
  • ‘80 Moto Morini 500 – Revival Cycles

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:13 am
    Let’s face it; the whole car-to-bike custom crossover thing isn’t exactly hot news. We’ve all seen the evidence. The Gulf Oil paint jobs. The Ayrton Senna tribute builds. The hotrod-inspired Harleys. But for the more inquisitive builders out there, there’s still many untapped sources of four-wheel inspiration left if you look hard enough. And for Alan Stulberg from the renown Revival Cycles in Texas, the style for his latest build was obvious. “Sure, it’s not a 80’s Ferrari and Moto Morini never built a GTS model, but it’s what we wanted; a bike with a…
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    Everyday Riding

  • Motorcycle First Thursday–November 2014

    Chris Luhman
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Last week was motorcycle first thursday in Minneapolis. In October, there were only six bikes because it had rained earlier. November had over twenty bikes. A far cry from the thousand plus in the summer, but a decent number considering it was only in the mid forties. As usual, I had a nice time catching up with my moto friends inside. We talked about motorcycles and travel, you know, all the important stuff. The ride home was chilly, but my heated gear kept me warm and toasty. Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
  • Saint Paul Becoming More Motorcycle Friendly

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

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

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

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

  • Tour of the Week: Southern Minnesota

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 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 Southern Minnesota Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Nov/Dec 2005 issue.
  • Blue Rim’s Peru Tour: A Trip Right Out of National Geographic

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Few places on earth can rival Peru’s combination of rugged mountains, rich history, and riding adventure. The country is home to no fewer than eleven UNESCO World Heritage sites including the city of Cusco and the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu. On Blue Rim’s Peru Tour, you’ll carve your way through the soaring Andes […]
  • MotoMojo – Shock & Fork Springs

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    During my trip from LA to Panama (see Moto Mundo Maya in the Apr ’10 issue of RoadRUNNER), one of the few shortcomings I noticed on the Kawasaki KLR650 was weak stock springs. Although the bike is a great value, after adding the metal panniers and heavy cargo for the long ride, the rear suspension […]
  • RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: Shamrock Tours – One City, Four Loops

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Those who’ve been subscribing to RoadRUNNER Magazine for some time will be very familiar with our trademark Shamrock Tours as they’re the cornerstone of each issue. From  RoadRUNNER’s very beginning in 2001, we wanted to create motorcycle tours that are easy and convenient so that our readers would be able to enjoy as many of […]
  • 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200: DVT Upgrade

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The biggest update to the 2015 Multistrada is, at least according to Ducati, a first for the motorcycle industry—variable valve timing with independent exhaust and intake camshafts. Ducati calls it Desmodronic Variable Timing (DVT), and the company says it optimizes the engine’s power delivery with better throttle response across the entire rev range, enhanced low […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Honda CX500 RR

    Geoff Baldwin
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    Honda's CX500. The Japanese manufacturers only venture into the world of horizontally opposed twins. In many ways the CX was a groundbreaking development in the world of motorcycling with it's water cooled engine, electric start and reliable shaft drive. While on paper it sounds like a milestone in motorcycle production history the CX is often looked upon to with conflicting opinions. On one side there's the guys who knew the CX by it's not so affectionate nickname of "plastic maggot" and by a rather unpleasant period when they suffered cam chain problems that lead…
  • The Mako Harley Davidson Sporster

    Geoff Baldwin
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
     Brandon Holstein run a workshop called 'Brawny Built' in Signal Hills, California where he does everything from basic servicing through to full custom builds. Back in 2010 he also co-founded 'The Speed Merchant' workshop and parts manufacturer which has been kicking butt ever since. A couple of years ago he blew peoples minds when he unveiled his Harley Davidson 883 Sporster based "Mako" at Born Free 5 and I had the opportunity to interview him for issue 5 of Tank Moto magazine. Here's some of what he had to say about his Brawny Built beast.Read more »Return…
  • MRS Suzuki VanVan Scrambler

    Geoff Baldwin
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Since buying a Yamaha TW200 last year I've become more and more interested in small capacity dual-sport motorcycles. Nothing puts a grin on your face like belting over kerbs, taking short cuts through park land or grabbing air over speed humps (note: I do not condone or recommend this sort of behaviour...I just enjoy it). In France a hot favourite in the dual-sport, small capacity category is the 125cc Suzuki Van Van. It's sub 12 horsepower rating may not be enough to see you crack the ton, but it's got all the right ingredients to generate one of those aforementioned grins. In…
  • Ivory Comet XL Sportster

    Geoff Baldwin
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    "Modern Retro". That's how Taiwan born, LA based Samuel Kao of JSK Custom Design describes his 'Ivory Comet' Cafe Racer. Based on a '97 XL1200 Harley Davidson Sportster the Ivory Comet takes fundamental aspects of Cafe Racer design and blends them perfectly with modern styling and modern performance components. Since its completion earlier this year the bike has brought home an impressive collection of prestigious trophies including "Best Cafe Racer" at Born Free 6. Taking over a year to complete the build of the bike pushed Sam to his limits, but as…
  • Tentacle Paradox CB450 Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    We've all seen the listings on eBay. "Perfect project bike", "Needs some attention", "It's all there, just requires reassembling!". The unfinished or forgotten dreams of budding backyard builders up for grabs at bargain prices. Many of us toy with the notion of getting our hands dirty and starting where the previous owner left off but when it comes to placing a bid we get cold feet. There are people out there though that take the chance. They've know they've got their work cut out for them but they jump in head first. Daniel Pon was skeptical when…
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  • How To Become a Motorcycle Training Instructor in the UK

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Riding a motorcycle in the UK is one of the most liberating feelings you could ever experience. If you are an experienced motorcyclist, you may want to share your talents with other UK residents. For example, you may want to know how to become a motorcycle training instructor in the UK. Wanting to teach other ... The post How To Become a Motorcycle Training Instructor in the UK appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • This Pug Does a Better Cruiser Impression Than You

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    We normally pride ourselves on posting top quality informative content for those who take motorcycling as a way of life …but… I bet this pug does a better V-Twin cruiser impression than you do! In other (much more important) news I discovered a website where you can lend money to entrepreneurs in third world countries ... The post This Pug Does a Better Cruiser Impression Than You appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • New Ladies Motorcycle Jacket Review

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    I just noticed that we got our very first review on our NEXO Fly Angel ladies motorcycle jacket from Gabby DB of Gabby has been wearing her NEXO Fly Angel jacket since Christmas 2012. She’s been on countless rides wearing it, and I’ve even run into her wearing the ladies motorcycle jacket all over the city as if ... The post New Ladies Motorcycle Jacket Review appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • A Couple Of Motorcycle Videos Exhibiting Intestinal Fortitude

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Found a few beauties while browsing through Visor Down: The 2015 Yamaha R1 video from Yamaha USA: and the second video, well, I’m just going to share what Visor Down wrote: Freestyle motocross rider Robbie Maddison has set a world record by riding off the ski jump at Utah Olympic Park. Video shows the Australian rider ... The post A Couple Of Motorcycle Videos Exhibiting Intestinal Fortitude appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • YouMotorcycle Turns Five Years Old!

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    In 2009 two blossoming motorcycle websites made an impression on me. One was Jasper Bram’s Helmet Hair Blog. The other was Trent Reker’s bikerMetric. Bram always seemed to have his finger on the pulse of exactly what was cool, trending, and about to go viral in the online motorcycling world. Reker was out finding the ... The post YouMotorcycle Turns Five Years Old! appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • 3 Questions Every Biker Should Be Able to Answer about Yuma Motorcycle Crashes

    Breyer Law Offices
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    As a biker, you know that there are thousands of little things that you’ve got to know to ride your bike safely, keep it well-maintained and keep yourself functioning, but you may not realize that keeping yourself safe from Yuma motorcycle crashes depends on your ability to answer three simple, yet often-wrongly answered questions. If you’re looking to keep yourself truly safe on the road, then it’s important for you to read on, discover these questions and their answers and see if you really know how to keep yourself safe, or if you’re due for a safety course. Is it true that only…
  • Doing Whatever It Takes to Play It Safe against Glendale Motorcycle Collisions

    Breyer Law Offices
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    If you’ve looked outside lately then you know what kind of weather it is: it’s the perfect weather to get out on your hog and soak up the sunshine, but even better weather to practice the best ways to keep yourself out of a Glendale motorcycle collision. If you’ve been involved in a collision of any sort in the past, then you already know that they can mess up the good weather, mess up your good mood and mess up your life, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the severity of your accident. But really, it doesn’t have to go down like that. If you’re committed to your own…
  • How to Instantly Improve Your Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Risk Rate

    Breyer Law Offices
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Every biker has to think about safety, and about Phoenix motorcycle accidents, at some point. Unfortunately, most don’t think about it until it’s too late. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you or for any other motorcycle rider that you know. The truth is that you can keep yourself safe with just a few minor tweaks to the way you think about safety and riding your motorcycle. If you want to reduce your accident risk rate right now, keep reading and see how easy it is to keep your freedom intact on the road, keep your bike intact on the road and keep yourself out of a collision all…
  • Master Your Peoria Motorcycle Crash Prevention Game in 5 Simple Steps

    Breyer Law Offices
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    As a hog rider, making sure that you engage in Peoria motorcycle crash prevention every chance you get is not only something that you should do but also something that you have to do in order to keep yourself from being involved in an incident that you may not recover from. There are many different things that you can do to up your game and master crash prevention, but here are the five simple steps that can help you get to a happy place much more quickly and make yourself a pro when it comes to riding without having to worry about dying. Get your distraction under control. As a motorcycle…
  • The Best Recovery Advice for Cave Creek Motorcycle Collision Victims

    Breyer Law Offices
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Every Cave Creek motorcycle collision victim knows that they deserve to recover from their injuries and get back to the life that they had before. But not everyone knows how to go about getting back to where they were or who they can rely on to help them get there. The fact of the matter is that the task of recovering emotionally, mentally, physically and financially from a crash that was caused by another motorist can be one of the most daunting and frustrating things you may ever do. It may seem that no one is on your side and that nobody but you wants you to make a full and complete…
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    Dennis Kirk Powersports Blog » Dennis Kirk Powersports Blog

  • Klim Valdez Parka & Togwotee Bibs

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Best Got Better No other snowmobile apparel company prides themselves more about their technical pieces than Klim does.  The Valdez parka and the Togwotee bibs have long been at the pinnacle of the Klim gear lineup and have also set the tone for the whole industry.  Many backcountry riders and technical hill climbers will staunchly defend their Klim gear against all others and for good reason.  The pieces just flat out perform. This winter, Klim has continued the evolution of the Valdez and Togwotee to bring them to even higher heights.  After all the years that this jacket and bib…
  • New GoPro Hero 4 Cameras Push The Limits of Excellence

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Every so often, a technology or gadget comes along that is totally revolutionary and completely changes the game.  GoPro has been doing just that ever since they released their first action camera.  GoPro cameras have enabled all people to tell their stories from their own unique perspective no matter what their skill level is.  The GoPro is so versatile and can allow you to shoot video and tell stories that was previously not possible.  The versatility and the ability to capture cinema quality video make them the top choice among all action cameras. GoPro recently released the Hero 4…
  • New Graphics For The Retro Bell Bullitt Helmet

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

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

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

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    The ideal equipment for a motocross rider will be protective, but not constrictive. It’s hard to find the line between safety and comfort, but that’s just what the Thor Sentinel XP Roost Deflector offers riders. Finding a quality roost deflector is essential for serious riders. Motocross gear can help someone function more efficiently during a long day of riding, not to mention keep them safe. The Thor Sentinel XP Roost Deflector has a wide array of features that make it one of the best roost deflectors on the market. The Thor Sentinel XP Roost Deflector sets itself apart from…
  • Kawasaki Wins The Baja 1000

    The Dirt Bike Guy
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    According to, the first bikes from the 2014 SCORE International Baja 1000 have arrived in La Paz. The top two front runners, Colton Udall‘s team running the 1x Honda bike and Ricky Brabec on the Kawasaki 4x bike, battled all day for supremacy. For over half the race both bikes were fairly close to each other, when the Kawasaki dirt bike suffered a major setback. Somewhere around mile 670 the rear tire came apart and the team had to make emergency repairs. Luckily for them, rider Max Eddy managed to pit and replace the rear with a used tire, only losing around 20 minutes.
  • Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Nearly $2.5 Million For High-Tech Motorcycle Helmet

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Motorcycle helmets can be the difference between life and death for riders, but sometimes, even the motorcycle equipment can make it difficult to ride with bigger blind spots and bulky material weighing motorcyclists down. However, Marcus Weller, decided to make a change in the motorcycle helmet industry after he suffered a severe crash in Barcelona a few years ago, ABC affiliate KGO​ reported. Weller turned to the crowd-sourcing website Indiegogo to showcase his idea and design for a new motorcycle helmet. According to the source, Weller’s idea quickly turned into the…
  • Take Action Against CPSC’s Proposed Rulemaking on UTVs/ROVs

    Weekend Warrior
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    The Federal Government wants to design your next off-road side-by-side vehicle by mandating handling and performance capabilities and requiring excessive and potentially unsafe restraint systems. If not halted, the mandate will limit the off-road community’s options. Your immediate action is needed now. By reaching out to your elected officials and letting them know you oppose this mandate, together we can halt this regulation, but you must act now. We have a limted window to act, and tell Congress and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) that their mandates are not right for…
  • Head 2 Head: A Glancing Comparison of Kawasaki’s new H2 and H2R

    Eric Ellis
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Once again, after weeks of waiting the sheet has been pulled off of Kawasaki’s newest superbike. Last month everyone was eagerly awaiting the much hyped reveal of Kawasaki’s H2 at the Intermot Show in Germany. What we got was not exactly what many were expecting. As the cover was finally pulled we were introduced to the most powerful production motorcycle ever built, the race-ready/closed-course-only, Ninja H2R. Aside from producing a whopping 300hp, the H2R also piqued the interest of the entire motorcycle world by being the first production bike to come with a supercharger. Obviously…
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  • suzuki vx800 tracker | reader rides

    Adrian S
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Laurent Herpailler sent us an email from France letting us know he liked the site and wanted to share his own metric builds. His first custom motorcycle up was this fully custom snazzy 1992 Suzuki VX800 tracker. Have a look. Hi, I am 53 years old French, passionate of mechanics. This bike is built around ... The post suzuki vx800 tracker | reader rides appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • yamaha xt500 retro supermoto

    Adrian S
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    bM: Well, who are you, what do you do, and what’s your claim to fame? RP: My name is Rob Phillips, I live in a small town 90 miles North of New York City near Poughkeepsie. I do the restorations and custom motorcycle builds that are on bM: This isn’t your first time getting your ... The post yamaha xt500 retro supermoto appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • where to find nuts and bolts for a 1934 bsa

    Adrian S
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    We got an email from a builder in South Africa I was hoping you all could help me out with. His name is Charles Kendall and he’s looking for help sourcing nuts and bolts for a 500cc V-Twin 80 year old BSA. Wondering what a V-Twin 500cc 1934 BSA looks like? We’ve got a post ... The post where to find nuts and bolts for a 1934 bsa appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • the top 10 reasons why people fail their motorcycle training course

    Guest Bloggers
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    About to take your motorcycle training course? Worried you might fail? We sat down with the ladies and gents of London Motorcycle Training. You can visit their website at 1. COYNESS AND LACK OF CONFIDENCE CAN DESTROY YOU If you are going to brave a motorcycle training course you need to have an iron ... The post the top 10 reasons why people fail their motorcycle training course appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • video: 1950s and 1960s custom triumph builder **** smith aka the baron

    Adrian S
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    **** Smith aka The Baron, as he is sometimes known, is a 49 year-old custom motorcycle designer and builder based in Croydon, who has been chosen to be the 44th Londoner in the documentary series 1000 Londoners. ****’s speciality is 1950s & 60s Triumphs, for which he has a lasting affinity, as well as other ... The post video: 1950s and 1960s custom triumph builder **** smith aka the baron appeared first on bikerMetric.
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR72: Lane Splitting

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    In many parts of the world, it is perfectly acceptable (and expected) for two wheeled traffic to occupy the spaces between larger cars and trucks on the road. In many of these countries, two wheeled vehicles, be it motorcycles, scooters, or bicycles, outnumber cars and trucks on the road by a large margin. For those […]
  • WRR71: Avoiding (or hitting) obstacles on a motorcycle

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    So there you are, riding along minding your own business – perhaps following the car in front of you a little too closely – when all of a sudden a 2×4, pothole, or rodent of unusual size appears out from under the car you are following.  What do you do?!  Well, since you were following […]
  • WRR70: Motorcycle Riding and Hiking

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    If you’ve been around bikes for any length of time, you’ve probably heard (or experienced) the horrors of ethanol blended fuel.  Several years ago now the government decided that it made sense to blend ethanol, an alcohol derived from corn, into our gasoline.  Nowadays just about any gas station you visit in the US has […]
  • WRR68: Vintage Aircraft Association Fly In

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    This week I took a ride down to Camden, SC – a former Army Air Base from World War II, for a Vintage Airplane Fly In.  Of course I took the scenic route and reflect back on things that once were, and where things may end up in the future.  Sometimes it’s easy to miss […]
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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • Meeting Planned to Debate Slingshot In CT

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    WETHERSFIELD, CT – The future of Polaris’ new three-wheeled Slingshot in Connecticut will be discussed Monday at an 11 a.m. meeting between representatives of the state Department of Motor Vehicles, Polaris Industries and its dealers in the state. Polaris builds the reverse trike that has two wheels in front and one in the rear. The […] The post Meeting Planned to Debate Slingshot In CT appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • What’s a Just Punishment For Killing A Rider?

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    What’s just punishment for a driver who takes a motorcyclist’s life? Obviously, it depends. What was the cause of the accident? What were the road conditions at the time of the crash? And in what shape was the driver? Was the driver texting or checking the web? Was the driver impaired by alcohol or drugs? Or […] The post What’s a Just Punishment For Killing A Rider? appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Amazing Results To Triumph Build-Off

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    In an email on Thursday, Triumph’s Dave Rosen invited RIDE-CT / RIDE-New England to check out a video link and teased, “This is a small taste of things to come.” Here’s the video: The first thought before investigating was that maybe that it was tout for a new model. Upon looking at the YouTube video, though, […] The post Amazing Results To Triumph Build-Off appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Spectro Oils Hides In Plain Sight

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    BROOKFIELD, CT – The nondescript tan building  is set back from the road on Route 202, just south of the Route 7 intersection (where Route 7 becomes a divided highway). It might be a low-key factory or a warehouse, but with only a few cars parked outside, the suggestion is that very little happens within. […] The post Spectro Oils Hides In Plain Sight appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Hamlin Cycles Picks Up Moto Guzzi

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    BETHEL, CT – The public announcement came in the form of a post on Facebook shortly after 2 p.m. today: Hamlin Cycles here is becoming a Moto Guzzi dealer. “I’m going to service training next week,” said Jim Hamlin, who owns the motorcycle shop at 44 Grassy Plain Roaad (Route 53). “I do not have my […] The post Hamlin Cycles Picks Up Moto Guzzi appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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    Two Stroke Racelab

  • Rs125 NF4 from Denmark.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 - Jay Leno's Garage

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
  • Motorcycles I’ve Loved Before

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    In 2007 I bought a brand new Yamaha Warrior. I can’t remember what I paid for it, but I remember thinking it was pretty affordable. Today you can pick up a clean 2007 Warrior for between $5 and $6k. The Warrior had a 102 cubic inch, pushrod OHV, air-cooled motor. It was a fine motorcycle and I wish I still had it. Unfortunately, my Warrior was stolen in downtown San Francisco. When I finally got the insurance money I put it into a new Corvette. But if I had it to do over again, and could go back in time, I’d buy another Yamaha Warrior in a heart beat. It had all the…
  • Texas Says The Polaris Slingshot Is Not A Motorcycle

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Despite the rhetoric you hear about Texas, turns out the Lone Star state isn't so business friendly after all. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Slingshot isn't a motorcycle and lacks the proper safety equipment to be sold as a car.  Texas defines a motorcycle as something with "a saddle" as opposed to a car-style seat. Despite giving Polaris the preliminary go ahead to sell the vehicle in Texas, Texas has pulled the plug on what could be a very lucrative product for Texas Polaris dealers - if only they could sell it.
  • Motorcycle Dogs

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
  • Victory Motorcycle Recall

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Victory Motorcycles has recalled some 2015 model year bikes because of a problem that can cause the transmission to shift gears or drop into neutral.The motorcycles recalled include the 2015 Cross Country, Cross Country 8-Ball, Cross Country Tour, Gunner, Hammer 8-Ball, High Ball, Magnum, Vegas 8-Ball and Vision Tour. Only 122 units manufactured between Aug. 11 and Sept. 2 are afflicted with the problem.Victory is currently contacting their owners to alert them of the issue. Dealers will inspect and correctly install the springs on motorcycles in their inventory. Victory has put a stop sale…
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  • RI Slip And Fall Attorneys In Providence Give Tips On How To Prevent Slips And Falls This Winter

    Kevin Landry
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    With winter around the corner, businesses should take measures to help prevent slip and fall accidents within their premises. Slip and fall attorneys in Providence have some tips on how this can be achieved. Winter is coming and the shift in weather is something every business owner dreads. Slip and fall accidents tend to occur often in this kind of weather and are among the leading causes of injuries on residential and commercial property. Ice and snow increase the risk of slip and fall accidents tenfold. It’s therefore important to start practicing good housekeeping and maintenance this…
  • Cranston RI Car Accident Lawyer: What If I’m Hit By An Underinsured Driver?

    Kevin Landry
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    What should you do if you are hit by an insured or under-insured driver in Cranston RI? The first thing that you should do is contact a Cranston RI Car Accident Lawyer as soon as possible so they can give you proper legal advice as to how you should proceed. Being involved in a car accident can be very traumatic and can make for a bad day. What makes it even worse is finding out that the driver who hit you is under-insured or uninsured. Most state laws require car drivers to carry insurance but as you know, there are people out there who have found a way to cheat the system. If you have been…
  • Woonsocket RI Car Accident Lawyer Gives Advice On Suing For Rear End Collisions

    Kevin Landry
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    If you have been rear-ended at a red light or stop sign, can you file a lawsuit against the offender? The answer might just surprise you. A Woonsocket RI car accident lawyer can give you plenty of information on the situation. What’s worse than being rear-ended in a car accident is knowing that it happened at a stop sign or at a red light. Not only can the accident be an annoying fender-bender but it can result in serious injuries. Sometimes the situation can become complicated very fast when you realize that the car that hit you may not even be responsible for the crash-it could be a chain…
  • 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…
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  • Bike Security

    Dexter Scull
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    One thing that did occur to me. When we went to Switzerland for the big annual trip, we didn’t take any big chains with us. One of the chaps we usually ride with – who didn’t come this year – is a policeman and, like all long-serving coppers, he’s predisposed to see villains round every  [Read full post...] The post Bike Security appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Hartside Pass – Recommended Motorcycle Route

    James Miodonski
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Certainly one of the most famous motorcycling roads in Northern England, Hartside Pass is an iconic twisty route between Penrith & Alston, with stunning views from the Hartside top cafe. It can get very busy at the weekends during a warm sunny summer’s afternoon, but it’s a road that’s well worth ticking off for any biker.  [Read full post...] The post Hartside Pass – Recommended Motorcycle Route appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • GSXR wheelie busted by mounted policeman in London

    James Miodonski
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Nothing quite like someone filming their own misdemeanors before uploading them to YouTube for the rest of us to enjoy!   The post GSXR wheelie busted by mounted policeman in London appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Bealach na Bà – Recommended Motorcycle Route

    James Miodonski
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Bealach na Bà is a historic pass through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands and the name of a famous twisting, single-track mountain road through the pass and mountains. Starting at the beautiful postcard picturesque village of Lochcarron, the pass snakes it’s way up through the mountains before  [Read full post...] The post Bealach na Bà – Recommended Motorcycle Route appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Chains

    Dexter Scull
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:40 am
    The one thing that bugged me on our European trip was the chain on the SM-T. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, but I couldn’t bring myself to neglect it – even when I’m on holiday, I look after the bike. So I had to take chain lube, which I applied every night. I even adjusted  [Read full post...] The post Chains appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
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  • C and O Canal Motorcycle Ride: Williamsport Visitor Center/Cushwa Basin

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Williamsport Visitor Center and Cushwa Basin Location – Williamsport Visitor Center/Cushwa Basin Mile Marker –99.6 Historical Comments – Built in the 1830s the Cushwa Basin was developed as a major point on the canal for the loading/unloading and turning of barges. The area around the visitors and the canal itself is steeped in history. Some of the historic highlights of the area include: Williamsport considered for the nation’s capital Multiple civil war battles fought to capture, sabotage or destroy the aqueduct. Gen. Lee used pontoon bridges to cross a flooded Potomac after…
  • The DawgHouse goes to the movies… On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
        If you are in the Northern Virginia area today (12 November 2014) at 4:45PM consider joining the DawgHouse crew at the Regal Cinema in Sterling Va to watch the this movie.
  • :-) Motorcyclist defined with video to validate!

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
  • Motorcycle Radio: DawgHouse interview with Chris Ulrich plus Mercedes Benz, Lane Splitting and He and Dong steal bodies

    8 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US Click HERE to get to the Podcast Ken’s News: Lane-splitting: perhaps not as dangerous as we first thought? Mercedes Benz (Daimler) pulls the trigger on MV Agusta. Warren’s News: Stolen 1954 Harley Hydra-Glide Returned After 42 years   He and Dong buy bodies! Racing News: Interview with Chris Ulrich. World Superbike Championship decided in Qatar. MotoGP & Moto2 picks for Valencia.
  • Buster Keaton stunts on a Harley Davidson in the 1920s

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    What you need to know is that he did his own stunts. Also, nice stunts for the 20s!
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  • 2015 Zero S Motorcycle Ride Review

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    As much as you might have been told before setting off for the first time on an electric motorcycle, nothing can prepare you for the strange sensation of near silence as you open the throttle on the Zero S and accelerate away. Zero Motorcycles are one of the more successful mainstream electric motorcycle manufacturers and their Zero S attempts to strike a happy medium between performance, price and range. But does it tick off all those aspirations or is the technology still not mature enough for the mainstream? Zero Motorcycles was first established in 2006 and has quickly become a name…
  • 5 Of The Best 5 Star Rated Helmets

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:21 pm
    If you’ve read our article from last week you’ll know that an expensive helmet doesn’t automatically make it a good helmet. But are all 5 star rated helmets created equal? In this article we look at what we think are the five best 5 star rated helmets, both budget and premium. Money might not buy you extra safety in the case of some helmets, but it can buy you comfort, quality and features. Nitro Aikido – From $139.95 Given its rock bottom price the Nitro Aikido is one helmet that just can’t be ignored. If you want good head protection at the cheapest price…
  • Where You’ll be Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    In an ideal world all motorcyclists would cover themselves from head to toe in the best protective gear money can buy.  But things aren’t ideal.  Not everyone can afford top the range safety equipment.  Sometimes, the heat conspires against riders – who really likes being clad head to toe in thick cow leather when the temperature is over 90 degrees?  And is it really necessary to wear all the gear for a quick five minute ride down to the shops? This article isn’t designed to beat you over the head telling you to wear ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time).  You’ve chosen to ride a…
  • Buying Motorcycle Gear from AliExpress – Is it Safe?

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    We all want the best we gear can get for the lowest possible price, and that’s why many bargain hunters end up buying their motorcycle gear from Aliexpress. But is it safe? Are the goods genuine? Are the prices too good to be true? We’ve bought a selection of gloves, jackets and pants over the past 18 months from the online superstore so you don’t have to and our conclusions should help prevent you from wasting your hard earned currency. For those who haven’t heard of the website before, Aliexpress is the online retail arm of Alibaba, a massive Chinese e-commerce…
  • The Amazing Numbers Behind the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale – Full Specifications and Price

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    It’s been a few days since Ducati has unveiled their new flagship model, the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale. That’s because we really wanted to delve into the figures and technology behind this bike and from what we can see it’s one of, if not the most sophisticated motorcycle ever made. It’s been overshadowed somewhat by the hype surrounding both the 2015 Yamaha YZF R1 and the Kawasaki Ninja H2/H2R but this bike is something else again. First, let’s look at a few numbers key numbers. 205 horsepower, 144.6 Nm of torque and 190.5 kg wet weight. In isolation they…
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  • Old Flame: Suzuki RG500

    Guy Waldron
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    What was it? Suzuki’s only attempt at a GP premier class bike on the road. A square-four two-stroke, with disc valve induction, liquid-cooling and an alloy cradle frame – just like the RG500s in Grand Prix. Everything about it looked like it was straight from the race bike. Why was it so special? Manufacturers often […]
  • Midweek Blues: 500 Days Alaska To Argentina

    James Morgan
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    We love a good Alex Chacon video here at Motofire. In this video from 2013 he takes us on his journey from Alaska to Argentina. Sit back, enjoy and be inspired by the sheer beauty of someone taking a motorcycle to all the places we’d love to. Superb…
  • The age of the homologation special

    Ed Sterling
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    It’s here. The age of the too-much, too-expensive, too-powerful homologation special superbike is upon us. The Yamaha R1, Ducati 1199R and 1299,  BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV4 RR are all 2015 bikes which make 200bhp. Give or take. And why do we need 200bhp for our Sunday blasts on pot-holed roads with cyclists, horses and […]
  • Pug does best V-Twin impression

    John Stephens
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    …whilst wearing a pink towel on its head. Anything else that I add to this story would just be flannel. (I’ll get my coat). It’s a slow news week ok!?
  • Front End Chatter Podcast #20

    James Morgan
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Get totally lost in the seemingly bottomless pool of new bikes. Opinion and analysis abounds, including attempting (or not) to answer: – Might Kawasaki’s new H2 be a tiny weeny bit of a porker? – Will Honda’s road-going RC213V really happen? – Is Yamaha’s new R1 deceptively good looking? – Was any baking paper used […]
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