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  • Maggi Finally Coming With Communicating Motorcycle U-lock

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    #MaggiGroup #i-Close #SmartLock - Maggi is finally coming out with their SMS equipped motorcycle u-locks, a lock that will text you with its position when someone is attempting to steal your bike. But was it worth the wait? ...
  • Spy shots smallcapacity naked BMW spied testing

    Visordown News
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    THIS is the small-capacity naked bike which BMW has been developing to launch its assault on the sub-500cc market.The spy shots show a water-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder machine being tested in Germany last week.It's thought to be around 300cc and will be the first model from the German firm in its joint venture with Indian manufacturer TVS.The test mule has a single headlight unit, upside-down forks, alloy wheels shod with premium Michelin tyres, a single-disc front brake and a side-slung exhaust.According to the photographer who took the spy shots,…
  • Bell Star Custom Fit Helmet Review
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Carbon fiber custom helmet fits like it was made for you...because it was!
  • Philippines: Look! Jesus On A Motorcycle

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    #Philippines - I wonder how the motorcycle rider can see anything in front of him, but then I guess he has 100% faith! ...
  • Has Riding a Motorcycle Really Become Safer?

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    William Connor
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There is an encouraging two-year trend in the motorcycling world. Ridership is on the rise, many brands are tallying record sales, and now we get some more good news. Has Riding a Motorcycle Really Become Safer? The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reported the NHTSA's announcement of another drop in motorcycle fatalities for the second year in a row. These reports are always a year behind due to the nature of data collection and data aggregation. Nevertheless, the numbers are encouraging and may show the start of a trend towards safer motorcycling. READ MORE: A History of Harley-Davidson…
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  • France: Excellent Sales Figures Electric Motorcycles 2014

    Mike Werner
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    #France #Electric #Statistics - France has sold quite a lot of electric motorcycles and scooters for 2014. Surprisingly, half of them were BMW C-Evolution electric scooters, but others did quite well. Slowly but surely, EVs are taking off, helped maybe by the fact that electricity is quite cheap due to all the nuclear power plants they have. ...
  • Philippines: Look! Jesus On A Motorcycle

    Mike Werner
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    #Philippines - I wonder how the motorcycle rider can see anything in front of him, but then I guess he has 100% faith! ...
  • Maggi Finally Coming With Communicating Motorcycle U-lock

    Mike Werner
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    #MaggiGroup #i-Close #SmartLock - Maggi is finally coming out with their SMS equipped motorcycle u-locks, a lock that will text you with its position when someone is attempting to steal your bike. But was it worth the wait? ...
  • Idea: Moto Bulter - Good Idea, Priced Way Too Expensive

    Mike Werner
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    #IndieGoGo #MotoButler - Here is a crowd-funding project that has some merit, but it failed because (I presume) it was priced too expensive. The motorcycle gear clothes hanger - Moto Butler. ...
  • France: Motorcycle Rest Stops for Enduropale 2015

    Mike Werner
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    #Enduropale #LeTouquet #WackyRaces - If you're planning to attend world's craziest, and biggest, beach motorcycle race, the Le Touquet Enduropale, this weekend (January 31, February 1), and you're going on a motorcycle, here are the special rest places for bikers. There are 3 of them, places motorcycle riders can go to, to get their bike checked out, drink hot drinks, and mingle with other bikers. Also, several motorways should be free for motorcycles going to the race. ...
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  • Caption that The Royal Apex Protection Society were happy to let this case slide

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    YEP… Missed the apex on that one. By quite a lot.Welcome to Visordown's weekly caption competition, where you can show just how funny you are. You can, can't you?Sign up for Visordown's weekly newsletter, Bugsplat, to get the best motorcycle news, road tests and features plus exclusive competitions and offers direct to your inbox. Register as a Visordown member here and tick the box for Bugsplat in your newsletter settings here. Related Content Caption that: The crash bung firm was determined to outdo the competition Caption that: The Hare Scramble wasn't…
  • 17 off Dexshell waterproof socks

    Visordown News
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    MOTORCYCLE accessory specialist Nippy Normans has slashed almost 20% off the price of its Dexshell Hytherm Pro waterproof socks.Priced at £24.00 (normally £28.95), the waterproof socks are made to feel and fit like a normal sock, but feature three technical layers which work together to help keep feet warm, dry and comfortable.The socks use merino wool for thermal protection, a separate waterproof and breathable membrane to keep rain out but allow the escape of moisture, and an abrasion-resistant outer shell for durability.The firm says that Hytherm Pro Socks are ideal for…
  • New models introduced on Suzukis interest free finance offer

    Visordown News
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    Suzuki Hayabusa - one of the new models being introduced on Suzuki's 50/50 scheme SUZUKI has announced it will be adding new models to its interest free 50/50 finance offer currently running on the V-Strom 1000 Adventure.From February 1 to March 31, the campaign will include the new V-Strom 650 and XT version, the Hayabusa and Hayabusa Z, GSR750 and GSR750Z, GSX1250FA, and Burgman 650 Executive.The offer allows customers to pay half the cost of the bike upfront and pay the other half in two years’ time or, if they prefer, pay the remaining 50% in monthly repayments over 24…
  • Over50s group Saga moves into bike insurance

    Visordown News
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:54 am
    SAGA has bought a motorcycle insurance broker from BGL Group for £26.6 million.The deal sees the over-50s insurance specialist buy the entire share capital of Bennetts, which reported £17m in revenue and £31m of gross written premiums last year.According to Saga, the motorcycle insurance firm has over 200,000 customers, 43% of which are over the age of 50.It added that 77% of their customers are over the age of 40, but stressed it would continue to provide insurance to motorcyclists of all ages through Bennetts.Saga, owners of Direct Choice, already provide insurance to…
  • Spy shots smallcapacity naked BMW spied testing

    Visordown News
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    THIS is the small-capacity naked bike which BMW has been developing to launch its assault on the sub-500cc market.The spy shots show a water-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder machine being tested in Germany last week.It's thought to be around 300cc and will be the first model from the German firm in its joint venture with Indian manufacturer TVS.The test mule has a single headlight unit, upside-down forks, alloy wheels shod with premium Michelin tyres, a single-disc front brake and a side-slung exhaust.According to the photographer who took the spy shots,…
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  • The Wheel Keeps Turning Round and Round

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    One thing is certain. We cannot stop time.  Time keeps going no matter what we do. Once again we’ve run through another year.  Another 365 days are but a memory. Along with time there is also change.  Change in seasons. Change in weather. Change is styles. Change in relationships. This past year has been refreshing and rejuvenating  in many ways.  I’ve enjoyed getting more involved in my dogs.  So much so that I raised a litter of pups.  I enjoyed messing with and learning about  the Treeing Mountain Feists.  It has taught me many lessons and helped me through some…
  • Gallbladder Removal

    26 Dec 2014 | 7:58 pm
    I wanted to take a few minutes tonight and bring everyone up to speed on my recent surgery.  Tuesday evening my gallbladder was surgically removed.  I must say that the staff at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna treated me exceptionally well.  They were all very kind to me.  Dr. Larson explained everything to me before the procedure and took the time afterwords to answer any and all questions that I had. As those of you who know me already understand, I don’t like much fuss being made about me.  So for the next couple weeks or so I’ll be in the recovery process.  That…
  • Meet Chigger

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

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

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Working our way through this journey we call life is thrilling, mundane and tiresome. We find ourselves in a rut at times.  In order to escape those ruts one must take whatever measures he deems necessary. In doing so you will ruffle the feathers of others around you. In the end we are ultimately responsible for ourselves. We control the choices that we make. In doing so we control our happiness. It has taken me many trying years to learn this valuable lesson.  Sure, we can share our happiness with other likeminded people. But those people are not required for happiness.  Once you wrap…
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  • From Safari to Street: 66 Motorcycles’ XR600

    Wesley Reyneke
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Few motorcycles can tackle the Australian outback as well as a Honda XR600. This is the machine that kick-started Honda’s 18-year Baja 1000 winning streak, and the reliability and raw power of the mighty XR have made it a desert racing legend. The 1996 model we’re looking at here was originally set up for the brutal Australasian Safari. And it was pretty tired by the time Sixty-Six Motorcycles of Perth got their hands on it. “It’d had a hard life smashing through the outback, and was showing its age,” says Sixty-Six’s Peter Ellery. “We decided to create a thumper which had…
  • This Harley Street 750 is a blast from the past

    Chris Hunter
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    What’s the best-looking Harley-Davidson of all time? We’d put our money on the XRTT road racer from the 1970s: the one with the sleek fiberglass fairing, orange-and-black paint and Ceriani drum brakes. Many of those original 750s were destroyed in action. Probably less than 25 remain, and to put one in your garage would cost $100,000 or more. But you can get a little of that XRTT style for much less, as this Harley Street 750 shows. The bike was built by Joeri Van Ouytsel, a Belgian mechanic who works for Silver Lake Harley-Davidson. It’s part of Harley’s upcoming Battle Of The Kings…
  • ¡Qué bonita! A Sublime R100 RS from Spain

    Wesley Reyneke
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Ever since he established Kiddo Motors in 2010, Sergio Armet has held our attention with a steady stream of keen-looking builds. Customers have noticed too—so Sergio’s had to grow his team. Last year, 24-year-old Christoffer Mårtensson—a product designer from Malmö, Sweden—hopped over to Barcelona to join the workshop. He’s now cut his teeth on this stripped down BMW R100 RS. The BMW’s owner was after something “in a classic café style”—with a budget geared towards reliability rather than outright performance. “The idea was to keep the patina,” says Sergio, “but…
  • Dreamliner: a Ducati-powered custom from Deus

    Chris Hunter
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Most customs are a compromise between form and function. Michael Woolaway is firmly on the side of function—so we’re guessing this new build from Deus’ LA workshop is a blast to ride. The vibe is raw and mechanical. “I wanted to recreate the feel of a 1960s Ferrari, or the Chevys that I grew up with,” says Woolie. “When you opened up the hood, all you found was a motor, coils, distributor, and a battery. Just what you need, and no more.” A quick look at the engine casings of ‘Dreamliner’ will reveal Ducati power. But the rest of the bike is a ground-up build. “I asked the…
  • Paint It Black: CB 750 x Corpses from Hell

    Wesley Reyneke
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Done right, hand-drawn illustrations on custom motorcycles can be seriously cool. And Maxwell Paternoster (AKA Corpses from Hell) sure knows how to do it right. So when we saw a fuel tank adorned with Maxwell’s artwork pop up on his Instagram account, we were immediately curious. And it turns out that the rest of the bike is just as cool. It’s based on a 95-model Honda CB 750, and it’s been put together by Robinson’s Speed Shop of Leigh on Sea in England. Proprietor Luke Robinson met Maxwell at The Bike Shed event, and they hit it off. “I’m a massive fan of his…
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  • Meet the 68-Year-Old, Female Motorcycle Racer: A Women Who Ride Profile

    Laura Llovet
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could not only ride, but also race a motorcycle well into your 60s? 68-Year-Old, Female Motorcycle Racer Some people would think that’s a silly thought especially since most pro-racers begin in their early 20s and retire around their later 30s to 40s. But let’s agree with those who don’t think racing has a time limit. After all, there are guys out there who’ve been racing for 30 or more years--a long time to be in the sport. Those guys are very fortunate to have made it that long too, especially in a high-risk sport like motorcycle racing. Now, let’s say…
  • Has Riding a Motorcycle Really Become Safer?

    William Connor
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There is an encouraging two-year trend in the motorcycling world. Ridership is on the rise, many brands are tallying record sales, and now we get some more good news. Has Riding a Motorcycle Really Become Safer? The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reported the NHTSA's announcement of another drop in motorcycle fatalities for the second year in a row. These reports are always a year behind due to the nature of data collection and data aggregation. Nevertheless, the numbers are encouraging and may show the start of a trend towards safer motorcycling. READ MORE: A History of Harley-Davidson…
  • Alpinestars Bogota DS Adventure Gear

    William Connor
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    Alpinestars is one of the biggest names in motorcycle protection. Top level racers, every day riders, and even the Stig rock their gear. That following is well deserved—particularly when you look at their latest offering: the Bogota Drystar. Riding gear keeps getting better and better by providing more features, more weather protection, and well... more money. The Bogota works at keeping the features and protection up to par while dropping at a lower price point in the market. This often means cutting corners to get to a specific dollar amount. In the case of the Bogota, we feel that…
  • Velocity's Naked Speed is the Show Moto-Heads Deserve

    Sam Bendall
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Thank bejesus the boys from Orange County Choppers are not angling for a revival. Instead, we moto-heads, wrench monkeys, and cafe racer aficionados are pressured to show it's all about lean, mean, garage built, performance- oriented machines designed for the urban jungle and race track. Get ready ya'll, for Naked Speed!  Master hot-rod and motorcycle builder Bryan Fuller from Fuller Moto and Mike Seate from CafeRacer will traverse the world to strip bikes down to their bare metal components and take viewers through their transformation into fast, stylish, race-ready machines. While…
  • 3 Home Exercises To Improve Your Motorcycle Riding

    Pete Hitzeman
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Winter doesn't seem like a great time to improve your riding. Sure, there are books to read and videos to watch on technique, but not really much you can do, right? Wrong! Riding a motorcycle, particularly sport or track riding, takes a great degree of physical fitness. If you find yourself wearing out 15 minutes into a 20 minute session, you've got a hole in your game that has nothing to do with your tire pressures or what oil you use. If you want to get the most out of your machine, the best place to start is with the nut connecting the seat to the handlebars. Here are 3 exercises to…
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  • Book Review: Tracks, Racing the Sun

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    The icy/salty/snowy roads that have pervaded my neck of the woods during the last month or so has provided (forced) some down time, so I've been trying to catch up on some reading. Even though I... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Fed funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints to end?

    11 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    U.S. Senators Shaheen (D-N.H.), Johnson (R-Wis.), Ayotte (R-N.H.), Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Collins (R-Maine) have introduced S.B. 127, the Stop... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Throw-Back Thursday: Trail Riding Gear

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Off-road gear has come a ways since the day this post-ride pic of my brother and father was taken in our backyard; probably about 1974. (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • 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!)
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  • Vyrus 986 M2 Goes Racing in the Spanish CEV

    Jensen Beeler
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    The Vyrus 986 M2 Moto2 race bike is perhaps one of the most beautiful machines to grace the pages of Asphalt & Rubber, as it comes with ample portions of avant-garde design and outside-of-the-box chassis design inklings. We also like the Vyrus 986 M2 because its true to the ethos of the Moto2 class, where chassis designers were free to build around a spec-motor and racing package. But, instead of getting a buffet of wild designs, we saw a […] ...
  • “Scratch” Ducati Scrambler by Officine Mermaid

    Jensen Beeler
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The second of three custom Ducati Scrambler designs unveiled at the Verona Motor Bike Show, “Scratch” by Officine Mermaid is perhaps closer in design to what we connote when thinking about a scrambler motorcycle, than say the design we first showed you by Deus Ex Machina. Stripped down to only the bare essential pieces of metal, treated to look more rustic than its birth certificate implies, and complete with taped-over headlight, we have some “Grade […] ...
  • 2015 Yamaha YZR-M1 & Team Livery Mega Gallery

    Jensen Beeler
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Yamaha is ready to go racing in the 2015 MotoGP World Championship, and the Japanese OEM debuted today its factory team and racing livery. Of course riding for Yamaha Racing are Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, and their weapon of choice will be the Yamaha YZR-M1 GP race bike. 2015 does not see too much changing in the MotoGP rulebook, so the 2015 Yamaha YZR-M1 is fairly close in spec to the 2014 model, though […] ...
  • Kawasaki To Return To MotoGP? An Unlikely Tale…

    David Emmett
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Rather perversely, a lot of the talk at the World Superbike test at Jerez has not been about World Superbikes at all. Which is a shame, as the 2015 World Superbike championship promises to be particularly fascinating, with testing times very close indeed. Instead, there was a real kerfuffle about the slowest bike on the track, the one being ridden by Kenny Noyes and Dominique Aegerter. The cause of the fuss? The fact that it […] ...
  • Transform Your Ducati into a Vyrus

    Jensen Beeler
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Italian boutique builder Vyrus has already released a kit to turn your Honda CBR600RR into the fetching Moto2 race bike, and now Vyrus is offering a similar kit for Ducati motorcycle owners. The offer seems to extend to both air-cooled and water-cooled Ducatis, and typical of Vyrus, the options for your new machine are only limited to what obscene amounts of money can buy you. As such, the kit includes everything you need to take a running […] ...
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  • Moto Guzzi customs at Verona Motor Bike Expo: Official high-res pics

    Sameer Kumar
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Here are official high-res pics of the customised Moto Guzzis shown at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy
  • Ducati Scrambler customs shown at Motor Bike Expo in Verona

    Sameer Kumar
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    The Hondo Grattan, S.C.R., and Scratch, three unique takes on the Ducati Scrambler... Motorcycle custom shops, Deus Ex Machina, Officine Mermaid and Mr. Martini have created three customised versions of the new Ducati Scrambler - the Full Throttle, Urban Enduro and Classic - which are now being shown at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Itay."The main focus is on the aluminium bodywork, with a single-piece tail, number-plate support and a headlight inspired by speedway bikes. An asymmetric mudguard completes the project, together with lots of little details such as the positioning of the…
  • Ducati 1299 Panigale S clocks 1’55”3 at Mugello

    Sameer Kumar
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    With 205bhp from its (very) Superquadro V-twin, the 1299 Panigale S is a force to reckon withOfficial Ducati test rider and DRE instructor, Alessandro Valia recently clocked a lap time of 1'55"3 at the Mugello circuit, aboard the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale S. "With the new Panigale 1299, I expected an increase in performance but the final result has surpassed those expectations. During my first test of the 1299 Panigale S on the Mugello circuit, I managed to obtain a best lap time of 1'55"3, which is really incredible for a production bike with lights, turn signals, and…
  • 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…
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    The Many Thoughts of HarleyGirl

  • I Can't Believe It's Over! Farewell Sons of Anarchy!!

    16 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    I've been a die hard Sons of Anarchy fan for the past 7 seasons.  I cried like a baby watching Jax Teller ride to his death.  I really am going to miss the anticipation of a new season come fall 2015. My fascination with the outlaw culture sucked me into this brilliant show.  I loved characters and I hated characters.  Each one of them added something special to the tangled web that they lived in.  I would be lying if I said my favorite wasn't Jax.  Charlie Hunnam really made me believe that Jax was the real deal and not just a character.  I thank God for…
  • Merry Christmas

    24 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Hi All!  I know the posting was very sparse this past year and I hope to pick it up in 2015.  Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas!Painting by Dyke Roskelley
  • Garage-Girls announces 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover winner sponsored by GEICO Motorcycle

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

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

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

    fembi hesiandra
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    Apa itu Kanker Kelenjar Getah BeningPenyakit kanker kelenjar getah bening merupakan salah satu penyakit yang memang mematikan yang biasa juga disebut dengan kanker getah bening, dan kanker tersebut merupakan salah satu jenis kanker yang ganas sehingga bisa mengancam nyawa manusia. Oleh karena itu penyakit kanker kelenjar getah bening harus segera diatasi dengan menkonsumsi obat tradisional kanker kelenjar getah bening karena jika tidak diatasi dengan baik maka nantinya akan membuat nyawa terancam. Penyakit kanker kelenjar getah bening sendiri memang bisa menyerang siapapun, oleh karena itu…
  • Penyebab Kanker Kelenjar Getah Bening Non Hodgkins

    fembi hesiandra
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    Dokter tidak yakin apa yang menjadi penyebab kanker kelenjar getah bening non-Hodgkin. Limfoma Non-Hodgkin terjadi ketika tubuh Anda memproduksi terlalu banyak limfosit - sejenis sel darah putih. Biasanya, limfosit melalui siklus hidup yang dapat diprediksi. Limfosit lama mati, dan tubuh Anda menciptakan yang baru untuk menggantikan mereka. Dalam limfoma atau kanker kelenjar getah bening non-Hodgkin, limfosit Anda tidak mati, tapi terus tumbuh dan membelah. Sehingga membuat kelebihan pasokan limfosit ke kelenjar getah bening Anda, menyebabkan mereka membengkak. Limfoma Non-Hodgkin dapat…
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Warm Winter Day Sunset

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Temperatures have hit highs in the 60s the last couple of days and today was quite nice as well, clear skies and warm temperatures as the northeast portion of the country goes through snow storms.Again it was Scarlett that I rode out to the nearest usual spot for sunset pictures.  It's a parking lot of a church which has somewhat unobstructed views of the mountains to the west and southwest. Shot while the sun was still above the distant mountain peaks, above shot in Auto mode, below in Sunset Scene mode. Backlit HDR mode cut in on the above shot once the sunwas behind the…
  • Weird Tacos and Horsetooth Reservoir

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Yesterday, Sunday, I rode up to the town of Fort Collins....home of UniquAfe Rides, the dealer I work with for all things relating to my URAL sidecar rig.Being Sunday however, the dealership was closed.  The intent instead was to visit with a co-worker at the location of the Snowbank Brewery near the intersection of CO14 and Lemay Avenue.  Today was the "debut" day for her husband's food truck business.Angela D, is one of the 25 employees in the company I am part of:  Her husband, John, has opened his own business in the form of an independent food truck…
  • Adding Vacuum Ports to the EFI Throttle Bodies

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Since it appears that URAL will not be selling the current software/cable used by dealers to synch the EFI models, it was time to do a modification to allow one to synchronize the throttle bodies.There's been, by the way, no official announcement either way re a bare bones version of the dealer tool which allows dealers to upload EFI maps, synchronize the throttle bodies and see engine details rendered by the ECUs. So, like a carbureted motorcycle, the idea is to measure the amount of vacuum being "pulled" by each throttle body and ensure it's even both at idle and at around 1800-2000 RPM.
  • Yet Another Colorado Sunset

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    I started off today's Sunset pictures session without much hope for good colors as the initial beginning was less than promising.About sixteen minutes before sunset.I switched to the telephoto lens and backed up as far as I could (there was a building in the way) and the sunset colors got much better. Four minutes before sunset Two minutes before sunset(Sunset Mode on Camera) Seven minutes after sunsetISO-2000Eleven minutes after sunsetISO-3200
  • Riding after Snowy Day

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    It snowed on us, pretty much all day, here in the metro Denver area yesterday.  I seem to recall the forecast earlier on to have been "flurries".  Well, my neighborhood got almost three inches of "flurries".  :)The skies yesterday, were completely overcast, which led me to not venture out for pictures as one gets the impression Denver is enclosed inside a gray dome of clouds.This morning, right after the school rush, Scarlett and I ventured out hoping to get some got views of the mountains to the west. Conditions would prove a bit hazy, not exactly what one would expect after a…
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    27 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    Fat chance finding the Kenny Howard Indian he modified in 1946, the grand-daddy of all choppers...but we can ask!I'm working with Mark Mederski and John Parham at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, to curate an exhibit illustrating the development of early American custom motorcycles, up to and including the chopper itself.  The exhibition is based on my new book 'The Chopper; the Real Story' (Gestalten), to set the story straight on the history of American custom motorcycles. We're looking for ORIGINAL, built in the period examples of:1920s/30s Cut-Downs1930s/40s…

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    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    The enormous, sweeping volumes of the Grand Palais, with its original Art Nouveau ironwork, is something to beholdBonhams is hosting its February 5th Paris auction to coincide with the giant Rétromobile festival, an excellent reason to visit the City of Light in the winter (and it's a lovely place to be if it snows). The Grand Palais is perhaps the world's most spectacular venue for an auction, an Art Nouveau engineering masterpiece, which the city of Paris has recently put back into circulation to host regular exhibitions and events. 1958 Borgward Rennsport, an achingly lovely…

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    25 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Jerry Lee Lewis '59 Panhead, a gift from the factoryAt Mecum's Kissimmee auction yesterday, Jerry Lee Lewis' 1959 Harley-Davidson FL 'Panhead' which he's owned for 55 years, and was a gift from the Harley-Davidson factory, sold for a remarkable $385k, including fees.  This places his Harley at lucky #13 on my 'Top 20' list of the World's Most Expensive Motorcycles; wholly appropos.   I was asked to interview 'the Killer' and provide text for the auction, which is below:"Rock n’ Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has an outsize reputation as a larger-than-life character living with…

    The Vintagent
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    Bonhams' Malcolm Barber discusses the 'Shadowized' Vincent Rapide which sold for $47k inclusive of feesThe Las Vegas collector motorcycle auctions every January are the biggest vintage bike sale anywhere, with 1000 bikes going under the hammer this year.  Yet with this huge spread of machinery on offer, some of it at no reserve, I muse on why there aren't more 'ordinary bikers' attending these auctions - this year's event was a strangely mixed bag, with the Thursday Bonhams auction very successful for high-end collectors, while the 3-day Mecum auction was a benefit for dealers who'd come…

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    20 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    by David Lancaster “A leather jacket never ages”Paul Simonon’s first memory of motorcyclists is etched in his mind. “It was in Paddington, where I grew up,” he recalls. “Rockers would hang around the 59 Club there, tearing up and down on bikes. One time, a bunch of these characters started wolf-whistling my mum. I said: ‘Who are they?’ – like she knew them. We kept walking. But something lodged. These things are very vivid when you’re a kid – these people racing around, the leathers like a suit of armour.” Fast forward some years, and the former Clash bassist’s…
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  • Saga targets middle-aged biker market after snapping up motorbike...

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Troubled over-50s group Saga is hoping to exploit the middle-aged biker market as it tries to give its financial performance more grunt. The firm has snapped up motorbike insurer Bennetts from BGL group -owner of comparison website - for A 26.6million.
  • Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Introduced In Madrid

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    The long winter wait endured by racing fans the world over is coming to an end as the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team gather in Madrid to officially launch their 2015 campaign in the quest for title victory. A winter of development by Yamaha engineers and exhaustive training by the riders sees a formidable team gathered and ready to prove themselves against the best in the world.
  • North Kentville man charged with possessing stolen motorcycles, ATV

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    A North Kentville man facing several charges relating to stolen motorcycles and an ATV has pleaded not guilty and has been released from custody on a recognizance. Gregory Willard Best, 30, is charged with one count of possessing a stolen vehicle, a 2010 Kawasaki KX450EAF motorcycle, valued at more than $5,000; two counts of possessing stolen vehicles valued at less than $5,000, a 2007 Yamaha Kodiak 450 ATV and a 2009 Yamaha YZ250F motorcycle; one count of stealing a motor vehicle, a 2007 Yamaha Kodiak 450 ATV, valued at less than $5,000; and one count of unlawfully altering a vehicle…
  • British parts supplier to open largest Honda motorcycle museum outside Japan

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    David Silver's love affair with two-wheeled Hondas began in 1977, when the then-16-year old acquired a Honda SS50 moped. In the years since, his passion for the brand has turned into a full-time occupation, as David Silver Spares has become one of the premier sources for vintage Honda motorcycle parts.
  • Koroit rumbles to the sound of big rigs

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    The Koroit Truck Show boasted a record number of entries on Saturday, with 117 trucks competing in a variety of categories, along with 20 vintage trucks and 50 Harley Davidson motorcycles on show. Event organiser Shirl McCosker said the family day was a great boost for the Koroit community and a calendar event for Victorian truckies.
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  • Get your motor running: the retirement crowd going for motorcycle burn-ups - The Guardian

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    28 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    The GuardianGet your motor running: the retirement crowd going for motorcycle burn-upsThe GuardianStephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA), said: “People who are riding for enjoyment tend to go for a racing bike, something that they can enjoy the thrill of, or they go for the 'cruiser market' such as the Harley Saga rides off with motorcycle insurance buys motorcycle insurerThe CourierSaga buys specialist motorbike insurance firm Bennetts for £26mMotorbikeTimesStock Market Wireall 26 news articles »
  • Man convicted of selling stolen motorcycle - Pocono Record

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    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Man convicted of selling stolen motorcyclePocono RecordA Pike County jury has convicted a man of stealing and then selling a motorcycle, said Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin. Jake William Lazier, 30, was remanded back to county jail in lieu of bail raised to $10,000 and is awaiting sentencing. The and more »
  • Top 10 Motorcycle News Stories of 2014 -

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    2 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Motorcycle.comTop 10 Motorcycle News Stories of 2014Motorcycle.comWait, what? It's 2015 already? It feels like 2014 just started a couple of months ago. I guess it's time to hang up another FastDates calendar my wife doesn't approve of. (Seriously, love, I didn't ask for it, they just sent it to me.) It's also time
  • Motorcycle News For 2015 – New Motorcycle Laws - American Iron Magazine

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    5 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Motorcycle News For 2015 – New Motorcycle LawsAmerican Iron MagazineWelcome to 2015. Quite often a new year means new laws, and this is no exception. Here are a few new laws motorcycle riders need to be aware of. The most notable of the regulations taking effect on Jan. 1 are from Texas, which enacted vehicle ...and more »
  • Jeremy McWilliams and Team UK can be wizards at 2015 Australian Motorcycle ... - Belfast Telegraph

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    21 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    Belfast TelegraphJeremy McWilliams and Team UK can be wizards at 2015 Australian Motorcycle Belfast TelegraphJeremy McWilliams firmly believes his UK team has the talent and experience to win this weekend's international challenge against Australia, New Zealand and the USA - the 2015 Australian Motorcycle News Island Classic at Phillip Island.and more »
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  • Sylvain Guintoli – injury update

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    Following his crash at turn one at Jerez in Spain on Monday 26 January at the start of a pre-season test, Pata Honda rider Sylvain Guintoli chose to return to the UK for complete assessment of his injuries. Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 28 January) the reigning World Superbike champion underwent an MRI scan on his neck and back and had a further X-ray on his right ankle. Despite severe bruising and some discomfort, it was confirmed that Guintoli sustained no fractures and the 32-year-old has begun his rehabilitation with physiotherapy and the use of a hyperbaric chamber. “The back is still…
  • True heroes Race team joins Ducati TriOptions Cup as entries near capacity

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    True Heroes race team enter Ducati TriOptions Cup for 2015 Five Ducati Cup champions contest title Biggest ever grid expected for 2015 championship Largest entry of dealer supported riders True Heroes has become the latest team to join the Ducati TriOptions Cup announcing a three man rider line-up for the 2015 championship.   The team, formed back in 2012 to help give injured Service personnel a new found sense of focus and direction, has now expanded to a three man team with recently retired soldier Dave Mackay joining double amputee, Murray Hambro and severely deaf, Luke Smith. They will…
  • Redline Signs Scott Deroue

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Grand Prix rider joins leading British Motostar KTM team Redline Motorcycles have signed Scott Deroue to lead its British Motostar championship challenge on board its KTM RC 250 R machine. The 19-year old Dutchman competed in the entire Moto3 championship in 2014 riding a Kalex-KTM and is a former race winner in the MotoGP Red Bull Rookies Cup. He joins Tim Walker’s very successful team from his Loughborough-based KTM dealership. The team has battled for the Motostar championship the past two seasons and took seven wins from 12 starts in 2014, with rider Joe Irving missing…
  • Fassi Gru and WSBK together for the third year

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:13 am
    World-leading company in the crane and industrial-lifting sector, Fassi Gru, has confirmed its presence alongside the eni FIM Superbike World Championship as Official Sponsor of the series for the 2015 season. CEO of the Fassi Group, Giovanni Fassi, said “Our presence as SBK Official Sponsor for the third consecutive year is proof of the visibility this investment has given to us over the previous years.” The company celebrates its 50th anniversary as a manufacturer of mobile hydraulic cranes this year and, along with the global leadership in this sector, Fassi Gru aims to boost the brand…
  • Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Side by Side with Abarth

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team is delighted to announce a two-year collaboration with Abarth in the MotoGP World Championship. The partnership will see Abarth join Movistar Yamaha as an Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier for the 2015 and 2016 race seasons. The Abarth Scorpion logo will be visible on all team equipment as well as on the nose of the YZR-M1 cowlings of both Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. As part of the agreement between Abarth and Movistar Yamaha, Abarth will supply cars from the FCA Group at race and test events around the world. The Abarth Scorpion logo is no…
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  • Woodcraft Frame Sliders

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Woodcraft frame sliders available from Riders Discount are easy to install and offer some of the best crash protection on the market today. What sets the Woodcraft frame sliders apart from their competition is the two-piece design featuring a patented perpendicular bolt which runs through the slider making after-crash replacement a snap. If you were to slide on the competition's puck, you'll grind into the bolt making it very hard to remove and replace the damaged slider. MSRP starting at $69.99 for a complete kit with bases and slider pucks. Not yet listed on our website, Woodcraft frame…
  • OZ Motorbike Piega Forged Aluminum Wheel Set: Ducati ST, M1000, S4

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Transform your bikes appearance AND performance with a light set of wheels. The OZ wheels are a direct bolt using original brakes - and only requires an aftermarket rear sprocket. OZ Motorbike Piega Forged Aluminum Wheel Set: Ducati ST, M1000, S4 2337.00 FREE Shipping Available in Black, Gold or limited edition Silver wheels. Fits Ducati Sport Touring series ( ST2-ST3-ST4-ST4S) Monster 02+ 620ie, M695, M696, M800ie, M1000 and S4 with 25mm front and rear axle... FEM (finite element method) designed to minimize weight and increase strength and rigidity. Reduced wheel weight decreases the moment…
  • CDT CF Front Fender: 1198-848 / SF - Blem

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    CDT CF Front Fender: 1198-848 - Blem Was:$285.95 Sale:$174.95 FREE Shipping High quality pre-preg Carbon fiber front mudguard designed for improved aerodynamic efficiency at the front end. The carbon mudguard is extremely light, weighing as little as 0.17 kg. Small pin holes in the clear coat around the fender. * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping passwords: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders over $500 GLOBAL750 gets 75% off shipping on orders over $750 * Register on the…
  • Help me decide on my next bike!

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Hello. I've been riding a Ninja 250R for the past 4 years and plan to upgrade to a new bike in May as a graduation present to myself. However, I am having a lot of trouble deciding which bike I actually want to buy. Here are the bikes I'm looking at: 2015 Ducati Monster 821 2013 Triumph Speed Triple 2014 Triumph Street Triple R All 3 are pretty close to my budget of $10K but I really have no idea what makes each bike unique. I've been reading reviews online but I don't really have enough information to sway one way or another. If anyone owns/has owned any of these bikes, can you please tell…
  • RIZOMA Driver/Passenger Foot Peg Kit Options for Various Ducati Models

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    RIZOMA Driver/Passenger "Pro" Foot Peg Kit [Pegs and Mount]: Various Ducati Models Pricing: $84.00 RIZOMA Pro Foot Peg Kit includes the adapter and peg(one left & one right) for either the Driver OR Passenger position. Developed directly in collaboration with the leading teams. Rizoma foot pegs give you the same feeling and performance as top riders. Machined from aluminum billet, they give improved grip- each grove is precision machined with two different tools on the same axis- both on the straight and around the bends. This kit includes both the adapter and peg for your…
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  • Automobiles Stocks Technical Review - Tesla Motors, Harley-Davidson,...

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Tesla Motors Inc. , Harley-Davidson Inc. , Tata Motors Ltd , Honda Motor Company Ltd , and Kandi Technologies Group Inc. . Free research report on Tesla Motors can be accessed at .
  • Adam Smith's Calculated Risk Group Expands Texas Coverage with...

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Plans for Adam Smith's Harley-Davidson of Waco include growing local career opportunities, expanding events and promotions for Texas' #1 Harley-Davidson dealer . "The circumstances were right to sell more than a decade ago and they are right to return to the area now," said Smith.
  • Harley-Davidson Pre-Earnings: Expect A Strong Finish To The Year

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Great Speculations' contributor page is devoted to investing ideas that will help make you wiser and richer. Most articles will contain actionable advice.
  • "Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review" Published

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.
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    27 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Forty years ago the owners of Milwaukee's meat packing plants launched a war on unions. Milwaukee's working class is still suffering from losing that war.
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  • Artcurial to Auction More Than 300 Lots at the Upcoming Salon Rétromobile

    John Lyon
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    On February 6, Artcurial Motorcars will bring more than 300 exceptional automobiles and pieces of automobilia to the block at the 2015 Rétromobile Salon Official Auction in Paris. And considering that the 2014 Rétromobile auction set a record for collector-car sales in France, expectations are high for this year’s event. A major highlight of this year’s auction will be the sale of the Baillon Collection, a group of 60 historic barn-find vehicles discovered last year in the west of France. The collection ori...
  • Explore the Ocean Depths in U-Boat Worx’s New HP Sport Sub 2

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The latest underwater vehicle from the Netherlands-based submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx, the HP Sport Sub 2, is also its most compact to date, requiring a footprint of just 71 square feet of storage space and weighing only 4,850 pounds—nearly 3,000 pounds less than the company’s next smallest sub. Because of its compact size, the sub can easily fit in the tender garage of nearly any yacht longer than 100 feet without a requiring a refit. It is also light enough to be launched and recovered with existing ...
  • The Best Seats in the House for the 2015 Red Bull Air Races

    Mary Grady
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Red Bull Air Races are back for an eighth season, with new stops this year in Sochi, Russia, and Chiba, Japan—and with luxurious accommodations from which to view the action. For the races, world-class aerobatic pilots fly in fast, loud, challenging competitions, racing on a tight low-level course marked by inflated pylons. New rules instituted last year require all the pilots to fly similar single-engine propeller-driven airplanes, keeping the competitive emphasis on skill and speed. The season launches F...
  • Test Vintage Jags through Jaguar’s Heritage Driving Program

    Amanda Millin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Beginning in March, the new season of the Jaguar Heritage Driving Program is offering the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive some of the most memorable and important models of the British carmaker’s 80-year history. The program follows Jaguar’s purchase last year of collector James Hull’s 543 cars—the world’s largest privately owned collection of British cars, valued at about $60 million. The majority of Hull’s more than 130 Jaguars—including a 1936 SS1, a 1946 C-Type, a 1955 D-Type, and a 1961 E...
  • Panoz Puts the Rubber to the Road with the Esperante Spyder GT

    John Lyon
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hot on the heels of the debut of the Esperante Spyder last year, the boutique U.S. automaker Panoz has revealed its wider, more powerful sibling, the Esperante Spyder GT. Weighing in at just 3,300 pounds, thanks largely to its lightweight aluminum body, tubular-steel subframes, and carbon-fiber superstructure, the GT delivers an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The car comes equipped with a standard 560 hp V-8, though it can be upgraded with an optional supercharged engine that produces in excess of 750 hp. Bu...
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  • The first time I can do something for the bikers community

    Cristian Dorobantescu
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:04 pm
    It’s not often when you can be involved in a good positive way in the community you are part of. Being a biker I feel that doing good for the fellow bikers is good for me too. So, I’m very happy to be involved and try to help up the creation of Kevlar jeans for bikers which looks like it’s going t save some serious ass! The good news is that you can do some good too! Support Tobacco Motorwear on kickstarter and this might save your ass someday. Here is the interview about the Kevlar Jeans with David Ackerman where he is explaining what is he up to and how you can help. And…
  • The silent motorcyclist killer

    Cristian Dorobantescu
    28 Jan 2014 | 10:48 pm
    You have to be a biker to get this and I’m sure that if you read my blog you are one. Probably you are just suffering from the Parked Motorcycle Syndrome (it’s winter as I write this). You go to the garage just to clean your bike and start it “to charge the battery”. You listen to the engine sound, and feel energetic about planning trips for the next year. If you are like me, destination is not a purpose, but direction is. You probably take “random” trips through Europe (or were you are) and think that one continent is not enough. There is nothing like…
  • Honda Shadow Bags: Cleaning self help guide for Bikers

    Cristian Dorobantescu
    28 Jan 2014 | 11:57 am
    Owning a bike is one thing, but taking care of it and its accessories are a completely different matter altogether. Most bikers, including myself, are of the opinion that a bike reflects the true personality of its owner. This makes all the more important for a biker to keep his bike and its accessories like saddlebags, jackets, chaps, and boots, all at its absolute best. Saddlebags being an indispensable part of a bike must be given special attention when it comes to maintenance. You may ask, do I really think so? Yes absolutely, I own two of the best Honda Shadow Viking Saddlebags and I can…
  • Educate Yourself: The Different Types of Motorcycle Insurance

    Cristian Dorobantescu
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:01 pm
    There’s a really good reason why motorcycle insurance is required by the government: it can be a godsend. After all, you can never know when motorcycle insurance can swoop in and save the day. If you find yourself involved in an accident, your motorcycle insurance should somewhat soften the blow, as it can protect you from considerable loss of cash or other assets. The question, though, is: how much can you rely on motorcycle insurance? The answer to that lies in the types of coverage that are included in your policy. This article will tackle the various types, which should tremendously…
  • Updating In-Dash Navigation with the Honda Navigation DVD for 2014

    Cristian Dorobantescu
    27 Aug 2013 | 4:38 am
    Although we are still in 2013, the latest GPS maps for Honda vehicles which come with built-in dashboard navigation are nearly available to purchase online.  For those not familiar with this process, the new maps come packaged on a Honda Navigation DVD.  These Honda navigation system updates are relatively easy to install and should take no longer than 30 minutes. Why Buy a New Honda Navigation DVD? As with all GPS devices, the maps are loaded onto the physical device, not beamed down from satellites which is a common misconception.  Because the GPS maps are stored on the Honda navigation…
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  • Unexpected Roadside Visits: World’s Largest Chest of Drawers

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    While in the city of High Point, NC during the Void Rally 9, one of my bonus locations was the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers. The socks dangling out of it are apparently 6 feet tall, just for size reference. Seeing the “Bureau of Information” was unexpected. That is one of the great side effects of partaking in a rally. You’ll find yourself in unusual places visiting interesting things. My only regret is that I didn’t take the time to snap a better photo. It was the middle of the night and I’m not sure that I was firing on all cylinders. This will have…
  • To Do List – My 2015 Motorcycle Roadside Stop Wishlist

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    In 2013, I posted a few places that I’d hoped to visit during the year. Some I managed to get to, some are still lingering around waiting for me to find the time. It should come as no surprise that more and more stops get tacked on my wishlist each year. For 2015, it seems like the place on my list are all so far away from where I live. But… if I don’t dream it, I can’t make it come true. These are some of the places I hope to see in 2015… (and beyond) Happy travels! Wigwam Village Even though the reviews are always mixed and kind of lean towards terrible (dead…
  • 2015 MD2020 Rally: Sweet Sixteen

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Last week I decided to spread my wings a little and sign myself up for a different 24 hour rally. Now that I’d done The Void Rally a few times, I’d like to see what some others are like. So, I’m registered for the Mason Dixon 20-20. By all accounts, the rallymaster for this event is a bit wiley. This already has me wondering if this was a smart decision. But, I figure the same old rules apply: If I’m not having fun, I can just stop. One difference that I’ll encounter with this rally is receiving the rally book just before we’re released into the wild.
  • Thoughts on Wasting Time and Not Planning

    12 Jan 2015 | 3:07 pm
    I’ve shared the link to the on-going ride report “‘Round the World with an Italian Supermodel” before. A few days ago the author AntiHero made a post in the thread that has been rattling around in my brain. It really speaks to worries or ideas that often plague me. I won’t go through the motions of summarizing it. You should read the full post yourself. There is a lot more to it but I’ll just leave you an excerpt: A good gauge of how you’re doing at prolonging life, at not wasting time, is completed simply by looking at your activity. Fuck making plans.
  • 2014: To-Do List Achievements

    3 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    In 2014, I was able to tick a few of the things that are on my life’s To-Do List. Some of them were chance, some took planning but every one of them was great. Making a list and following through on it is so much more than just the gamification of traveling for me. Seeing or experiencing something you’ve daydreamed about or worked towards stays with you long every you’ve left. These are some of my favorite To-Do List achievements from 2014. Aiguille du Midi Can you think of a better way for someone who is scared of heights to spend the morning than riding a cable car tram…
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    XS650 Chopper

  • 1977 xs650 bobber

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Beto – Foot clutch suicide shifter. Rebuilt original engine, went to and back from Cali to Arizona, no problem (except my kidneys and @$$)…still a work in progress getting ideas Continue Reading →
  • The Lil Rascal

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:33 pm
    ROGER – This bike was built using a 1981 XS650 Special as a starting point.  The frame has been completely re-worked and given a new tail section with an R1 Continue Reading →
  • 1983 xs 650 bobber

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Joe Bendistis  – This is my 1983 xs 650 bobber .. I’ve been working on it for the last year .. I kept it that old school ratty look , Continue Reading →
  • Sportchop

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    JD -After finishing my Sidecar rig Tracker Build Featured here a year or so ago. I began on this one. 976 XS650 hardtail chopper with GSXR 600 front end conversion. This thing Continue Reading →
  • back from the grave

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Adam – I picked this bike up about a month ago, in sad shape.  It looks like it may have been a nice bike when originally built, however it passed Continue Reading →
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  • Mobile Advertising - Less is Not More

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Did you know?The disparity between the amount of time consumers spend on mobile and the amount of advertising dollars spent on mobile advertising is shrinking        Consumers reside in a mobile-first generation and turn to mobile before any other information source.Advertisers are beginning to adjust their budgets to reflect a change in consumer habits!The amount of time consumers spend on mobile still outweighs the amount that advertisers spend on mobile, but a change is occurring!Fast Facts on Mobile Advertising10% of 2014's advertising budget…
  • 12 Days of Christmas, Motorcycle Edition

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    We know the orginal by heart and sing it every year, but have you heard’s rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas, Motorcycle Edition?  It’ll get you ready to rock this holiday season!On the first day of Christmas, a true friend gave to me:1 AMA Membership (Free roadside assistance + discounts and a motorcycle magazine subscription!) On the second day of Christmas, a true friend gave to me:2 BikeMaster Oil Filters (Gotta keep your ride purring like new)On the third day of Christmas, a true friend gave to me:3 Harley Windshielder Gauntlet Gloves (You always misplace…
  • The Hottest of the Hot

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Dealernews recently released the best of the best dealers in the entire nation in their 23rd annual Top 100 Dealer Awards! To earn a position on this list is no small feat!  The winners of this annual competition must strive to lead the powersports industry through the best promotion of the industry.  The kings of the powersports achieve this through:         Retail design and…
  • Comparison: 2014 BMW F 800 GS vs. 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC: Variations on a Theme

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    This article is published with the permission of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine. It is not for sale or redistribution. RoadRUNNER is a bimonthly motorcycle touring magazine packed with exciting travel articles, splendid photography, maps and GPS files. Subscriptions are available online (, or by calling (866) 343-7623The spicy flavor of this British-born, massaged sportbike machine delivers tons of passion from each twist of the wrist, but the BMW’s practical and concise demeanor also delivers in predictable and repeatable ways. Many ask the same…
  • Testing Out the TomTom Rider GPS

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Bro sekalian, Sobat IMN yang fantastis, baca dari bike advice . . . secara global di tahun fiskal 2014 yang lau mencetak angka penjualan sebanyak 54,432 unit motor . . . artinnya secara global pula angka penjualan ini adalah diatas angka penjualan motor Eropa lainnya Ducati yang juga sudah melaporkan hasil penjualan mereka di angka 45 ribuan Unit Kekuatan Triumph itu dimana sih? Mungkin karena spreading diferensiasinnya yang super duper luas . . . bro bisa lihat sendiri walaupun nggak terlalu mencorong di dunia balap . . . Triumph punya varian Daytona di Race bike, llau setelah itu ada pula…
  • MV Agusta rekrut Jim McKenna untuk genjot penjualan diAmerika….

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Brosis sobat IMN……sebagai bagian dari transformasi…..MV Agusta USA LLC berusaha membangun bisnis yang kuat di Amerika Serikat dengan merekrut Jim McKenna menjadi bos baru segi pemasaran disana. Telah memegang teritori Amerika selama 25 tahun……doi dipandang cukup berhasil memperkuat pasar dinegeri paman sam….. Jim McKenna dipercaya untuk memimpin penjualan nasional dan tim pengembangan jaringan (National Sales & Network Development director) diAS. Doi akan mengawasi operasi komersial, termasuk manajemen hubungan agen, membangun dan mengelola operasi…
  • Spion Ujung Setang, Diluar Dugaan Nyaman Loh Sob!

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sahabat IMN yang luar biasa, kaca spion adalah salah satu piranti kendaraan yang udah menjadi standar ketika kendaraan itu diproduksi oleh pabrik. Dalam penggunaannya macam-macam Sob, ada yang dicopot, ada yang dilipat, ada yang hanya jadi kaca buat mencet jerawat, ada yang hanya jadi syarat, ada yang dipakai beneran, ada yang diganti dan lain-lain. Nah, kali ini MMBlog ingin sharing pengalaman ketika berkendara dengan salah satu model spion yang simpel, tapi luar biasa berguna! Spion itu adalah spion Bar-End, ada di ujung setang Sob. Bentuknya kecil, ada yang bulat ada yang kotak, tapi…
  • Tanggal 1 Februari Honda launching team balap di Nusa2 bali

    Mbah (‾ϖ‾) Dukun
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    dihadiri marc marquez dan pedrosa Confirm bahwa hari minggu tanggal 1 februari team honda motogp lauching di bali – tepatnya di nusa dua, mereka akan merilis team motogp musim ini. acara launching ini juga dihadiri secara lengkap oleh shuhei nakamoto, marc marquez, pedrosa dan livio suppo honda ahm luncurkan line up moge Disaat yang sama honda dikabarkan merilis line up moge mereka, yaitu seri CB650 series, CB650F seri dan CB650X series. Semuanya bermesin 4 silinder dibandrol di angka 200 jetian (seharga Z800) honda ahm akan segera memasarkan motor tersebut sesegera mungkin. Filed…
  • Yamaha India akan Impor R3 dari YIMM tapi dengan cara CKD

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Bro sekalian, Sobat IMN Yang fantastis . .  Via Motorbeam diketahui bahwa Yamaha India ketahuan gerak geriknya mengimpor 2 unit Yamaha R3 dengan kubikasi 320 cc ke India dari Indonesia. Dari mana Lagi, yangpasti buatan YIMM lah . . . nah yang menarik adalah dua unit R3 yang di datangkan ke India tersebut diberitakan bukan untuk ujitipe atau sebagainnya, namun untuk maksud RnD alia Riset pengembangan . . . maksutnya gimana? Yap dengan sinyalemen RnD tersebut . . . disinyalir Yamaha India akan mengimpor secara terurai alias CKD part part dan bagian Sepeda motor Yamaha R3 dari Indonesia bukan…
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    Dale Franks

  • Buffaloed

    Dale Franks
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:24 am
    VikingCycle Skeid Jacket So, here’s the usual thing with gear and apparel reviews, when you write for a web site like this one: someone sends you an item to review for free, and which you get to keep. In return, you are obligated to write a review of it. Most of the time, it’s no big deal. They send you a mid-range bit of riding gear, you write a review with mid-range approval, because they almost invariably send you an item that does the job it’s supposed to do, at a reasonable price. I mean, nobody sends you a piece of suck, expecting you write about it glowingly. If you care about…
  • Triumphant

    Dale Franks
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:37 pm
    2015 Triumph Trophy SE BMW Motorrad has long had two boxer-engined motorcycles that were considered the top of their class: The R1200GS adventure bike and the R1200RT touring bike. Apparently, the Brits at Triumph Motorcycles found this enraging. Over the last century, the Brits have often found the Germans enraging, of course. Anyway, Triumph produced two bikes to compete directly with BMW’s offerings, the Tiger 1200 for the adventure crowd, and the Trophy for the touring rider. I’m a big fan of the R1200RT. It’s fun, the motor has loads of character and torque, and it has every bell…
  • 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…
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    A Time To Ride

  • Interview: Jonathan Gibson, Sydney to London on a 350cc Royal Enfield

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:39 am
    Who are you ? My name is Jonathan Gibson. A guy who gave up his day job (it's hard to believe I used to wear a suit... and have clean finger nails) to ride an old Enfield from Sydney to London while... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The ZMR Wanderers 2nd ride.

    18 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    The second edition of the wanderers ride took us out of Mumbai again to explore Maharashtra.    The contest for the next ride is up on the Autocar Facebook page here so sign up... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Favourite Parking spot #96

    17 Jan 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Where did you see the sun rise today?  Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Royal Enfield Crotch Rocket by Anthony

    16 Jan 2015 | 11:04 pm
    How fast is your Royal Enfield? That is hardly something you hear Enfield riders ever ask each other unless you frequent Anthony Auto Works in Mumbai. Anthony is an artist when it comes to building... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Garage52 BBQ Sunday

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Before we went off to celebrate the end of 2014 we fired up the BBQ one last time at Garage52. Turns out while we were busy grillin and downing the beers the Awara Project was busy filming and... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • VP Introduces C50 Fuel

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Courtesy of  VP FuelsSAN ANTONIO, TX – VP Racing Fuels today introduced C50™, a truly revolutionary racing fuel designed exclusively for 50cc 2-stroke motorcycles.  “C50 is the result of extensive testing with Cobra Moto, the premier manufacturer of 50cc bikes,” said Steve Burns, VP’s Founder and Director of R&D.  “With this fuel, the same winning technology that powers the top factory Supercross riders is now available to young amateur riders who represent the next generation of champions.” “In a stock 50, C50 race fuel exceeded expectations,” said Phil…
  • DP Brakes Announces 2015 Sponsorships

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Courtesy of  DP BrakesBUFFALO, NY. - DP Brakes, world leader in sintered braking technology, has announced its MX/SX and off-road sponsorship lineup for 2015. Larry Mills, president of DP Brakes and Clutches North America, said, “We are very proud to once again be sponsoring an impressive list of high profile teams, and individual riders, for the upcoming racing season. The lineup is proof of our commitment to the sport.” According to Mills, teams and riders are as follows: MX/SX/AX Mitch Payton’s Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Team (15th Consecutive Season) Dave Antolak’s…
  • Chaparral to Host A3 Pre-Party

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Courtesy of  ChaparralSan Bernardino, CA — Chaparral Motorsports will be turning back the clock on January 29 in anticipation of the A3 Supercross race by hosting a Throwback Thursday pre-party and Bike Night with legendary riders such as seven-time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath, 1980 Supercross Champion and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Mike “Too Tall” Bell, six time Motocross Champion Broc Glover and two-time World MX champion Sebastien Tortelli. In addition to meeting racing luminaries of yesterday, fans will also have a chance to get autographs from the rising…
  • Dungey Carries Monster Energy Supercross Points Lead into Championship's Final Stop in Anaheim

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Courtesy of Feld Motorsports Webb Leads Western Regional 250SX Class Back to Angel Stadium AURORA, Ill. (January 26, 2015) -This Saturday night in Anaheim, California, Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey will lead the world's best racers back to the third and final Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at Angel Stadium in 2015, just one week after taking over the points lead in at the previous race in Oakland, California. In the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Cooper Webb maintains his hold on the points lead and will lead the…
  • Motorcycle Superstore Partners with The Privateer Journey

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Courtesy of Motorcycle SuperstoreMEDFORD, Ore – is proud to announce our partnership with the ultimate privateer Supercross racing support program, The Privateer Journey (TPJ). Led by founder and team manager Ted Parks, The Privateer Journey provides transportation and logistical support for up and coming racers. Any rider who has traveled the Supercross circuit, pitting out of the back of their van and feeling like a privateer can attest to the toll it can take - in addition to having to compete at every race. TPJ offers a full factory experience to the…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • Speed and Strength Armored Hoodies: Casual Commuting

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+Rocking a motorcycle is a style choice. Let's be honest. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. When watching the badass riders on TV shows or the big screen, there is a little part of us who wants to lean towards that aesthetic. The problem, often times, is that the movies aren’t real. As cool as it looks to wear a hoody on the bike, they aren’t really equipped to give us the protection we need while living in the real world. Well, until now that is. With the introduction of Speed and Strength’s lineup of Armored Hoodies, we have some viable…
  • Speed and Strength Tough Love Jacket: Hard Knocks

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Jon Gear Geek Follow Me on G+Everybody needs some tender love every now and then. Everybody except you with your big bad motorcycle of course. The Speed and Strength Tough Love Jacket shows that you are a badass motorcyclist. Eff the tender love. All you need is tough love. The Speed and Strength Tough Love Textile Jacket ticks off all the boxes for a 2-3 season woman's riding jacket with classic styling and in a new textile finish.Asymmetric styling gives the Tough Love jacket a funky leather look without the heavy price tag and heavy weight. AR-700 textile provides the abrasion resistance…
  • Speed and Strength Fame and Fortune Jacket

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Just past dusk, the night is becoming more still.  Billowing clouds of smoke pour quietly into the starless sky, illuminated by the industrial lights nearby.  A light rumble begins to grow, distant at first, but growing quickly.  The twin is screaming through its gears, echoing loudly off the abandoned building walls, as this mysterious rider swerves viciously from alley to alley.  With a hard stomp of the right foot, the rear skids around, sliding to a stop, and the rider steps off.  The casual looking, vintage jacket is the star of the show, straight out of the…
  • Speed and Strength SS1200 Graphics: Gritty To the Core

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    New for Spring 2015 Speed and Strength is pushing full steam ahead with the new launch of the SS1200 helmet. This bad boy is both ECE and DOT certified so you know that your noggin is properly protected. Speed and Strength is staying true to their roots by keeping all the fancy shmancy gimmicky stuff out of the helmet and helping the rider stay laser-sharp and focused while keeping the throttle wide-open and seeking the thrill of speed.The SS1200 comes in three hot graphics for this season. If you want to stand out  in the midst of the countless boring motorcycle pseudo-riders you need…
  • Speed and Strength Band of Brothers Jacket

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Drew Gear GeekPrepare to deploy! Coming this spring to a front porch near you, Speed and Strength is dropping in with the Band of Brothers Jacket. So if you’re a motorcycle-riding paratrooper, take note.With a mix of leather and denim, the Speed and Strength Band of Brothers Jacket has a great vintage look and feel. The sleeves are full 1.0-1.1mm cowhide with a washed and waxed treatment. The main body uses a bronzed denim chassis with a comfortable mesh slip liner.  Even though it looks old school, the Band of Brothers Jacket has modern protection. You get Speed and Strength’s…
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  • Moto Guzzi V11 by Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    Words by Martin Hodgson. Moto Guzzi is one of Continental Europe’s classic brands and even more so when you think of Café Racers, making it one of the perfect manufacturers to choose when deciding what bike to base a custom build. But then you go and pick one of their heaviest bikes, all covered in plastic, weighing a gargantuan 500lbs and with an enormously long wheelbase. It seems you like a challenge, one that the boys of Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche in Rome were more than up for! The Moto Guzzi V11 is an unusual creature, from the visual appearance you would assume it was meant to…
  • 1972 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster by Elkabikes

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    Written by Marlon Slack. Most custom bikes are meticulously thought out for months before a spanner is turned or an oxy torch is lit. Parts will be carefully considered and increasingly often many late nights will be spent in front of Photoshop tweaking the colours and lines of a build before any action is taken. Moscow-based Elkabikes bucked this trend by producing this 1972 Harley-Davidson XLH in under a month using parts they begged, borrowed, scrounged or purchased from Ikea. That’s right – Ikea. It’s not a bobber or a café racer – it’s a Harley-Davidson Flat Packer. The story…
  • 1974 Honda CB550 – Café Cycles

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. The CB550 was not a staple of the classic café scene back in the halcyon days but if they built them like Café Cycles that might have all changed. With the Café Racer culture booming again it’s easy for the new generation to forget its simple roots. Most of the world’s biggest custom builders and even manufacturers have turned out big dollar Café bikes, but in a small workshop in Rhode Island a lover of British bikes and a master of hand formed aluminium parts, Pete Chase is proving the old simple ways still work. In fact he likes British bikes so much he…
  • 1988 Yamaha SR400 by Salty Speed Co.

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Words by Ian Lee. When it comes to building a bike, an open brief is always a good brief. It’s nice to know someone puts their faith into the fact you will get it right. This is exactly what happened with the latest build to roll out of the Salty Speed Co’s workshop. Starting with a 1988 Yamaha SR400 with only 6500kms on the clock, the whole bike has been stripped back and reworked, giving a fresh new look to this bulletproof thumper. Utilising the classic single for the build, Matt from Salty Speed Co decided the engine needed no work, and to focus on improving the aesthetics…
  • Harley-Davidson Street 750 – The Kustom Kommune

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:10 am
    Words by Martin Hodgson. When you’re thrown the keys of a brand new Harley-Davidson Street 750 and asked to build the first custom example in Australia the pressure to deliver is on. But with the first “small” capacity HD in a generation up on the bench the team at The Kustom Kommune have knocked this one out of the park and delivered a perfect homage to the mighty XR750 tracker legend. The brainchild of Kommune Racer Jimmy Goode the Street 750 is a perfect example of just how to make a new bike look old again while still maintaining all of the 21st century improvements, it’s no easy…
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    Everyday Riding

  • Winter Motorcycle Ride on My SV650

    Chris Luhman
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    This winter has been a strange one. First it’s cold around –15F then 35F then back down to –10F and back up to 40F again. I’m not complaining. The warmer temps and lighter snow have been very pleasant. Last year’s winter was brutal compared to this year’s winter. I took the SV650 out for a short ride since the temps were around 40F. I tried to get near some of the frozen lakes, but the parking lots near them were full of thick ice and hard pack snow. I don’t like riding on either of those two surfaces, so I found one that was only marginally covered. I rode for about an hour.
  • Christmas Eve Ride on SV650

    Chris Luhman
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    This week has been unseasonably warm. Today, it was 37F! I was lucky enough to be able to take the SV650 out for a ride. It felt amazing to be back on two wheels. The visceral feeling as I rolled on the throttle. The exhilaration! It felt like flying very close to the ground. All my senses were awake and present. Wow, I missed this bike so much! I rode around for just over twenty miles. It flew by. I visited all the twisty roads near my house and several of the lakes. I’m amazed how nice it was to ride again. The roads were mostly dry and some of the grass is even starting to get green. I…
  • RiderCoach Sign up and a Ural

    Chris Luhman
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This last weekend, I signed up in the RiderCoach sign up. All the coaches for the college I teach at meet once a year to pick which classes we are going to teach.We line up by senority. Even after teaching for four years, I am still at the end. This year, there was finally one new coach behind me. We signed up to teach together next summer. One of the other coaches also rides a Ural. He rode his to the signup. I snapped the picture above as he was pulling out of the parking lot. As I took it, I thought "so that's what I look like when I ride my ural."Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday…
  • Winter Scootering

    Chris Luhman
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:12 pm
    This weekend was exceptionally warm for a Minnesota winter! It was in the mid 40s for most of the time and didn't freeze overnight; no ice! I took this opportunity to take my girlfriend out on a scooter ride. It was my first ride in over five weeks. We rode around several of the nearby lakes. Even though it was very foggy and spitting rain, we both has a good time. We rode for about an hour stopping several times to look at the different lakes.Several of them had ice houses for fishing. With the warmer temps, the ice has been getting thinner, so no one was driving on the lakes. It is supposed…
  • Motorcycle First Thursday - December 2014

    Chris Luhman
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    There were only three motorcycles at motorcycle first Thursday in Minneapolis for the month of December. The bikes included a small dirt bike, honda rebel, and a goldwing. Sadly, my Ural is not among them this month. This is the first first Thursday I have not ridden to since I started coming several years ago. I hope to be fit enough to ride in a couple weeks. I had a decent time chatting with friends talking about bikes and how we wished we were in a warmer place to go riding.Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
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    Biker Chick News

  • 2015 Des Moines, Iowa, and national bike events

    Corn Dog
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    I was going to start out this post with a big fancy proclamation about it being my ELEVENTH YEAR OF BLOGGING or perhaps UNDOUBTEDLY A YEAR OF BIG SURPRISES or just anything that would make you actually look forward to reading another year of my blathering. But I’ve learned that whenever I actually point out or try to build up these kinds of impending milestones, I completely fizzle out mid-year which inevitably leads to disappointment for you AND for me. (Every. Single. Time!) So this year, I’m not going to do that. (You’re welcome.) I’m just going to settle my ass…
  • Come lay ‘em down

    Corn Dog
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:11 pm
    My life is largely an open book. On this and other blogs you can read about my passion for motorcycles, hunting for vintage treasures at flea markets, family life, kids’ clay art, news and happenings in my local area, and – at least for a few brief months during the last Presidential election – my political rantings. But this year, my riding season was severely curtailed when my life took a turn that I really could not blog about. It didn’t seem right or fair to the others involved to do so, and I don’t think I could have focused my brain enough to do it…
  • It’s that time of the month…

    Corn Dog
    30 May 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Hey I would just like to point out that I am “Biker Chick of the Month” for June over at Biker Chick Tips! Lots of good reading there, cool website run by my friend Tina “Sash” Walker of fame!
  • Chrome Divas ride to Prairie City

    Corn Dog
    20 May 2014 | 8:23 am
    I am a little behind on my ride reports these days – what can I say… shiny objects distracted me! But I’ve had a few lovely rides and must share a bit about them! A few years ago, Steve and I rode over to the Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge with Garry, Shirley and Janet/Seven Over, but we didn’t have much time to wander around. I’ve always wanted to go back and study the learning center a little more carefully, and the Chrome Divas were amenable when I mentioned it as a potential ride destination in late April. Our little chapter is now up to 12 members,…
  • Ride Empowered: Q & A with Doris Schumacher

    Corn Dog
    2 May 2014 | 5:08 am
    I do have a ride to share with you that took place recently, but first I wanted to tell you about this awesome little business in Sioux Falls, SD – on the way to Sturgis, for those of you traveling westerly! The grand opening of Doris Schumacher’s store, Ride Empowered, takes place Saturday May 3, 2014 – International Female Ride Day! Store Hours in Sioux Falls are 10 am – 6 pm. Stop by if you are in the area, and support Doris and her new venture!   Doris Schumacher was having a hell of a time finding a suitable leather riding jacket.  Now I must say right off…
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Victory Heads to the Strip

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    No, not the one in Vegas—Victory Motorcycles is heading to the drag strip. The company recently announced the creation of the Victory NHRA Pro Stock Factory Racing Team. Two-time world Champion Matt Smith (his latest championship coming in 2013) and his wife and co-rider Angie will lead the team, which will compete on matte gray […]
  • The Right Tools

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    No damage other than some embarrassment and bruised dignity, but the clutch lever has snapped at the pivot. What to do? I have an urgent mission to complete on the island, so I wheel the bike on board and set to work. My handy Schrade Tough Tool includes a file that helps to reshape the […]
  • RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: MotoMojo

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Motorcyclists are a peculiar bunch. We live for the open road, but we usually don’t mind a day in the garage either. In fact, often times you can’t have one without the other. Riders, far more than drivers, tend to be do-it-yourselfers willing to tackle a variety of maintenance procedures and repairs on their own. […]
  • Review: BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket

    Brian Shaney
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Designed primarily for warm weather riding, The BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket has some added features that make it a viable option in cooler temps and wet weather as well. Constructed of 600 denier material (1200 in impact areas) with mesh inset panels, the jacket offers riders protection in the form of CE armor in […]
  • Polaris Acquires Brammo Electric Motorcycle Company

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The newest addition to Polaris’ ever-expanding collection of brands is the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo. Polaris has been invested in Brammo since 2011, but this new deal seems to fully integrate Brammo into Polaris. This will include the design and production of electric motorcycles at Polaris’ Spirit Lake facility in Iowa, which is home to […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Double Barrel Garage CX500 Spike

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    Honda's Moto Guzzi-esque CX500 has been enjoying a huge resurgence in the custom scene. It seems that ever since the Wrenchmonkees unveiled their custom CX500 in 2011 the CX's popularity has skyrocketed. So much so that here in Australia getting your hands on a well priced, clean example has become quite a challenge. This CX500 Cafe Racer styled beast is the work of Max Hughes of Double Barrel Garage in Sydney. I hit Max up after stumbling across his bike on the gram...that's what the kids are calling it these days...and he shared the story of its build with me.Read more »Return…
  • Ellaspede Dust Hustle

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    With the increased popularity of custom motorcycles comes with it a new found interest in motorcycle racing. While there's nothing new about Flat Track racing (hell it's one of the oldest forms of racing being around since the 1920s) there's been an interesting twist added to it which has attracted a whole new generation of potential racers. While the events are all a bit tongue in cheek and more fun than competitive it's always great to see riders having a crack at matter how ridiculous it may be. Forged by the crew at Sideburn magazine "Dirt Quake" was…
  • Dapper Rat XS750 Cafe Racer

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Shaft driven motorcycles have been around since the early 1900's, but Yamaha's shaft driven debut didn't come until the late seventies. The shaft driven XS750 triple was one of the first and was released as an affordable motorcycle designed to appeal to a younger audience who were drawn to European styling. Between 1976 and 1979 Yamaha sold around 150,000 XS750's and Cycle World Magazine listed it as one of the top 10 motorcycles of its time. Despite being 40 years old Matt Schindler at Dapper Rat Motorcycles figured the XS750 still had plenty of appeal and thanks to some well…
  • The Automator Puch Magnum

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    As I'm sure anyone who has built a custom motorcycle would concur, things don't always turn out as originally planned. Whether it's a part that wasn't compatible, a performance modification that did the opposite to what it was supposed to or a body piece that just wouldn't fit, these hurdles are intrinsic to every build. Now consider how much more often this happens when a customer is involved. Although it may sound frustrating and time consuming, which it is, it can produce great results. When Austin Tremellen of Rouge Builds began building 'The Automator' for his…
  • Tannermatic Ducati Monster

    Geoff Baldwin
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:25 am
    If you consider yourself to be into custom motorcycles and you haven't heard of Walt Seigl then you're not really into custom motorcycles (sorry). However if you haven't heard of Matt Tanner and his workshop Tannermatic you can be forgiven...but not for much longer. Matt's been working with Walt for a while now building composite parts for his stunning Ducati's. With 17 years of boatbuilding experience in his back pocket and a passion for design and motorcycle racing it was only a matter of time before Matt decided to piece together a custom creation of his own and the…
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  • Michigan: Biker’s Heaven and Frozen Hell

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I live in a place known as the Copper Country. People refer to it as, “God’s country,” because of its natural beauty. It’s in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For a motorcyclist, you couldn’t find a better place to live. The roads and scenery are some of the best I’ve encountered and I have ridden ... The post Michigan: Biker’s Heaven and Frozen Hell appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Unconventional Ways of Selling Your Motorcycle

    24 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    Spencer sent in an email looking for help selling his motorcycle. He’s tried “everything” we listed in our How to Sell a Motorcycle post with no great success, likely due to it being dead of winter. We’re not giving up on him though. Here are a few more, albeit unconventional ways of selling your motorcycle. ... The post Unconventional Ways of Selling Your Motorcycle appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • $50 Gift Card for Leaving Comments? Yup!

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    Motorcycle magazines focus on the greatest, motorcycle websites focus on the latest. We focus on what we think you’ll like. bikerMetric does too. We feature the men and women doing amazing stuff with motorcycles who wouldn’t otherwise get the exposure they deserve. We feature people before they get on Jimmy Fallon, before they get their ... The post $50 Gift Card for Leaving Comments? Yup! appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Happiness on a Motorcycle – How Long Can It Last?

    David Gulliver
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    All riders are drawn to the wind in their faces, and the wide open feeling that comes from motorcycle riding… but life is a matter of degrees, and we all have our own preferences. A cruiser guy will never understand the sacrifice of comfort in a sportbike. The sportbike rider will never understand the sacrifice ... The post Happiness on a Motorcycle – How Long Can It Last? appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Freedom Turns The Wheels by Cookster

    17 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    A book written by a biker. There's nothing new here, and more often than not, they're great. Motorcyclists always have different way of looking at life. Our id is a little more out there than everyone else's. We live on the other side of the line that the mainstream call their comfort zone. Imagine a book written by a biker who used to make his living hosting bikini contests. Imagine this same biker once worked for Stephen King and wrote for a plethora of motorcycle magazines (some good magazines, and quite a few bad ones). Enter Cookster: Biker, author, story-teller, and admirer of women and…
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • How a Tempe Motorcycle Crash Can Change Your Life

    Breyer Law Offices
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Everyone is looking for a change in their life, and that may be why you purchased a motorcycle. But the trouble is that there are both good kinds of change and bad kinds of change, and if you’re involved in a collision while riding your motorcycle, you may experience multiple changes that only your worst nightmares could hold. Most motorcycle riders don’t think about the fact that a crash could irreparably change their lives until it is too late. But here are just a few of the reasons you should be thinking about it now. Motorcycle riders rarely walk away from crashes unscathed. In fact,…
  • Ways to Overcome the Stress of a Tempe Motorcycle Collision

    Breyer Law Offices
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    There’s nothing quite like being involved in a motorcycle collision. These incidents bring with them stress, pain, uncertainty, fear, frustration, anger, and a flood of additional emotions that you may not be able to handle on your own, or even with a bit of family and friend support. So what do you do when you’re feeling all of these emotions combined with physical pain? Use the tips below to help yourself overcome the stress associated with your motorcycle crash starting right now. Get together with your medical team and create a plan. Then follow it. When you’re having a difficult…
  • Important Considerations before Accepting a Phoenix Motorcycle Crash Settlement

    Breyer Law Offices
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    After being injured in a Phoenix motorcycle accident, you find that you’re not thinking clearly. And that’s because there is a lot on your mind. You have to think about your injuries, working through recovery, your prescription medications, the fact that you are currently unable to work and may be unable to work for some time, and who is going to pay your bills and take care of your family. In your most desperate moment, the insurance company will likely make you an offer and tell you that you’d be a fool to refuse it. But before you accept, make some important considerations. Is the…
  • 3 Things Phoenix Motorcycle Accidents Have in Common with Bicycle Crashes

    Breyer Law Offices
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    If you’ve ever been involved in a crash on your bicycle, then you’ve gotten a small taste of what it might be like to be involved in a motorcycle accident. While a crash on your motorcycle will involve greater speed, and, in many cases, more severe injuries, these two types of crashes actually have plenty in common. Consider these similarities to help you figure out the best ways to protect yourself from harm. Impact between the body and the ground, and the other involved vehicle. When you’re involved in a collision on a two-wheeled vehicle, like a motorcycle, you’re likely going to…
  • How Weather Conditions Contribute to Mesa Motorcycle Collisions

    Breyer Law Offices
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) indicates that more than 3,150 collisions involving motorcycles happen in Arizona every year. Think about that … That means that there are 9 accidents each day. More than 80 percent result in the injury or death of the motorcycle rider involved – that’s a lot of riders who are hurt each day in an accident. No wonder there are so many billboards and safety signs saying to watch out for motorcycles. It’s important for drivers to understand how weather contributes to motorcycle accidents. Of course, in Arizona, we don’t have a lot of bad…
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    Dennis Kirk Powersports Blog » Dennis Kirk Powersports Blog

  • Ride Casual With Speed And Strength Hoodies & Shirts

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    Casually styled riding gear has become a hot section of motorcycle apparel in the past few years.  From riding jeans and pants to armored hoodies and reinforced shirts, the selections are certainly growing.  Speed and Strength was one of the early adopters of casual looking motorcycle gear and now they have even more options with their Spring 2015 lineup.  Both men and women will have their choice of protective casual apparel that crosses a few different styles. We’ve seen from Speed and Strength’s Fall release that they want to provide gear for all niches of riding.  Their armored…
  • Cortech Leather Suits For Your Track Day

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    Track days are growing in popularity as the word is getting out on how much fun they can be.  In the past, the thought of doing a track day was intimidating for many riders.  It still is for some, but the myths about riding on the tracks are slowly being dispelled every time a new comer leaves with a giant grin.  Riders are learning that you don’t need to be the best rider and racer to participate.  In fact, the track is a perfect place to hone your skills and become a better rider without ever having to race anyone.  With a few simple modifications to your bike and with the right…
  • Why Choose Shoei Helmets

    16 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    It all started back in 1960 when the Japanese helmet manufacturer Shoei began producing motorcycle helmets.  They would grow to revolutionize the industry.  From day one, Shoei’s goal has been to produce premium motorcycle helmets and they continue to be at the top of the market today.  They have always been known for innovative designs, including their development of the world’s first vented motorcycle helmet, the first Carbon Fiber helmet and the first helmet to feature an injection-molded visor. Being at the forefront of innovation is one thing, but backing it up with consistency…
  • Castle X Snowmobile Gear For All

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Castle X snowmobile gear is race inspired and race proven.  For years, Castle jackets have been a mainstay on the Snocross scene.  Both fans and racers choose Castle X gear not only because it looks great, but because it flat out performs on the sled.  Castle has so many great options to meet the needs of every rider no matter what level they are at.  From the most seasoned and aggressive rider, to the casual rider who’s just starting out, Castle snowmobile gear will have you covered.   Castle X jackets are almost always instantly recognizable.  They have been making trail and…
  • Slydog Skis & Bogey Wheels Add Style+Performance

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    For many aftermarket products, you have to choose between style and performance.  There are a few products out there that do both and Slydog snowmobile parts definitely fit the bill.  The eye-catching color schemes will get your onlookers to notice, but the performance gain is what’s really going to grip you.  Slydog skis will put your sled on rails and the bogey wheels will keep it running cool and light. Riders are constantly struggling to find the right balance in their setup to get the best cornering ability without having the front end dart all over the place.  A common practice to…
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    Farkle My Ride

  • Vancouver Motorcycle Show 2015

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Best pictures we’ve taken today from the Vancouver Motorcycle show.   Anne and I just returned from the Vancouver Motorcycle show held at the Tradex in nearby Abbotsford, BC.  Lots of interesting new motorcycles were on hand to check out.  My favourites were the new H2R from Kawasaki, the custom shop 750’s on hand from Harley Davidson, and of course anything Triumph. Pictures matter more than words at these show so please enjoy the gallery and post any comments below.  All photo’s were taken with an iPhone 6.  Click on any picture to enlarge.   The post…
  • Honda recall of 126,000 motorcycles

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    You may meet the nicest people on a Honda, but if you ride GL-1800, you might need to get your brakes inspected by the dealer.   A new Honda recall is affecting owners of 2001-2010 and 2012 GL-1800 motorcycles.  A letter explaining a potential problem with their rear brake and the resulting recall work required to identify and fix the problem is being sent by Honda to all owners.  This is the second recall for the same problem with this particular motorcycle.  The first recall occurred in December 2011.  If you own one of these motorcycles please realize that this is a new recall…
  • Save up to 80% off on motorcycle magazines

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Motorcycle Consumer News, Rider plus others at massive discounts.   by Mark DT   Part of t why I started this motorcycle blog is that I am known to my friends to be exceedingly frugal.  Others may use the term cheap, but I disagree as cheapskates skip on quality, while frugal individuals will go out of their way to avoid paying a penny more for a quality item. [pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”27%”] How about Cycle World magazine for only $1.00 per issue or Motorcyclist for only…
  • The Four Coolest Motorcycle Helmets

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Time for a new motorcycle helmet?  Check these four out.   Submitted By Steve H of   For the most part, motorcycle helmets all look the same. Beside a few different features here and there, the average person wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between an Arai helmet and a Shoei helmet. Well that is definitely not the case with these motorcycle helmets. Below are 4 of the coolest motorcycle helmets out there today. Not only are they cool but they are street legal too, so you can actually wear them when riding. All have very unique features and are sure to…
  • Funny Biker T-Shirt With Passenger Instructions

    26 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Need help explaining to your lady how to ride pillion?  This should help. By Anne DT   Here is a funny t-shirt that should get you lots of attention this summer. It has detailed instructions for lady passengers on the back that should come in handy for someone special riding pillion. This biker t-shirt is the perfect icebreaker at any group ride and is a great way to figure out if your passenger has a sense of humor or is easily offended.  Even better it’s made in the USA. Click here to get yours on Text reads: “Passenger Instruction Guide. Press em’ here…
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  • Chaparral Motorsports Pro Works Episode 3: Dr. D Engine Relocation Kit

    Eric Ellis
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Traction is the key to winning motorcycle races. It doesn’t matter why type of racing you do (quarter mile, MotoGP, or motocross) anytime you lose traction you are losing speed or the potential for speed. In addition, poor traction also results in poor handling which as many know can lead to disastrous results. Traction is extremely important in motocross racing, obviously you are already competing in slippery conditions (loose dirt, mud, clay, sand etc.) so your choice of dirt bike tire is going to be your first step in ensuring your get the best hook up and transfer as much horse power…
  • 2015 AMA Supercross Oakland Race Results

    The Dirt Bike Guy
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Canard Wins First Monster Energy Supercross Race Since 2011 In Oakland Malcolm Stewart Wins First-Ever 250SX Class Race Photo: Simon Cudby Team Honda’s Trey Canard won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race of the 2015 season in front of 47,671 fans at Coliseum. GEICO Honda’s Malcolm Stewart captured his first win in the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship. BTO Sports/KTM’s Andrew Short won the Holeshot Award with RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Factory Suzuki’s Ken Roczen, who came into…
  • First Look: 2016 Yamaha R-Spec Side-by-Side

    Eric Ellis
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today introduced the Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side (SxS)  vehicle that sets a new standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort. “The all-new Wolverine will extend Yamaha’s Side-by-Side line into the recreation segment creating a new level of durability, quality, handling and superior off-road capabilities not yet seen in the off-road industry,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s Recreational Vehicle (RV) group vice president. “Yamaha’s Wolverine R-Spec SxS is made for off-road enthusiasts, hunters and explorers looking to navigate…
  • 2015 AMA Supercross Anaheim 2 Race Results

    The Dirt Bike Guy
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Roczen Stays Undefeated At Anaheim In 2015 With Second Win Of Monster Energy Supercross Season Cooper Webb Goes Back-to-Back in 250SX Class to Grab Points Lead Photo: Simon Cudby In front of 40,718 Southern California fans, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its second of three visits to Angel Stadium on Saturday night on its path to determine #WhosNext. Following a strong start in the 450SX Class Main Event, RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s Factory Suzuki’s Ken Roczen added to his points lead by racing to his second win of the season. In the Western…
  • Preview: Gibbs Quadski XL amphibious ATV

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    Gibbs, an ATV manufacturer, released its newest vehicle that takes riders from land to water and works as one of the most intriguing amphibious vehicles in the world. According to Gizmag, Gibbs’ Quadski works as both a personal water craft vehicle and a four-wheeled ATV that makes no terrain stoppable for this newest ride. While the company first released its Quadski a few years ago, the ATV manufacturer came back and made the two-seated ride, so passengers can get in on the fun as well. The Quadski XL is more than 128 inches long, which creates a long enough saddle for both riders to…
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  • jawa bobber by customstroy

    Adrian S
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    After being featured last week, Dmitri is back to tell us more about custom metric motorcycle building in Ukraine, and about his “Wolf” build, a Jawa bobber by customstroy. “Lone Wolf” Custom Bobber Tech Data: year: 2014 fabrication: Customstroy (Odessa, Ukraine) engine type: Jawa-350 aircleaner cover: custom made pipes: custom made transmission: Jawa frame type: ... The post jawa bobber by customstroy appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • ural chopper by customstroy

    Adrian S
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    Dmitri (Barada) lives in Odessa, Ukraine, where riding custom motorcycle builds is illegal. That hasn’t stopped Dmitri from building some wicked custom motorcycles like this custom Ural chopper. We’ll be featuring his work this week and next week. “Crow” Custom Motorcycle Tech Data: year: 2012 fabrication: Customstroy (Odessa, Ukraine) engine type: Ural, oppozite aircleaner cover: custom ... The post ural chopper by customstroy appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • valmobile foldaway motor scooter

    Adrian S
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The only briefcase I want. Check out this foldaway motor scooter. The post valmobile foldaway motor scooter appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • free 2015 calendar from vini garage company

    Adrian S
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    Vini gave us a shout on Facebook to let us know that the Vini Garage Company 2015 Calendar is all ready for us! Here’s a blurb from VGC’s site, translated from en francais for you: The Vini Garage Company team is proud to present our 2015 calendar. We want to thank all of the models ... The post free 2015 calendar from vini garage company appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • royal enfield 500 bobber by panjloh handmade motorcycles

    Adrian S
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    bikerMetric (bM): Talk to us bud, tell us a little about you. Tarun Sidhu (TU): My name is Tarun Sidhu. I’m an architect by qualification, so design is a habit. One morning, instead of dreaming up mega millions building structures as I otherwise did, I wondered how creative in design can we be within the four foot space of a motorcycle’s wheelbase. ... The post royal enfield 500 bobber by panjloh handmade motorcycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • Dealer Perspective: Thinking Small

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    In a previous column, I reviewed the various ways that dealers can grow their businesses. One way is by offering more and different products for sale, and manufacturers are starting to help in this area. Some forward thinking motorcycle companies have fully accepted the fact that the current riding population is aging faster than the […] The post Dealer Perspective: Thinking Small appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Show Scrapped At New England Air Museum

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    WINDSOR LOCKS, CT – A planned second annual motorcycle show at the New England Air Museum has now been scrapped following an apparent branding dispute between the museum and the Murdercycles Motorcycle Club of Manchester, CT, which organized the first show. After getting a splendid response to the inaugural show in April 2014, NEAM announced […] The post Show Scrapped At New England Air Museum appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Slingshot Recalled For Bad Roll Bars

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Polaris Slingshot models for 2015 made between Aug. 26, 2014 and Dec. 16, 2014 and Slingshot SL models built between Aug. 18,2014 and Dec. 15, 2014 are being recalled by the manufacturer for roll hoops that do not meet hardness specifications. The NHTSA reports 1,577 units are affected and says that “in the event of […] The post Slingshot Recalled For Bad Roll Bars appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Contest: Name That Motorcycle Brand

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    It’s winter. There’s snow on the ground. Bikes are parked. What better time to stage a small contest than now? Up for grabs is a copy of Fred Rau’s splendid book “Motorcycle Touring Bible” (which costs $22.19 in paperback form on Amazon) and a free subscription to /*. What do you have to […] The post Contest: Name That Motorcycle Brand appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • CT Legislator Clarifies “Autocycle” Bill

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    HARTFORD – A bill introduced Friday in the Connecticut General Assembly to create an “autocycle” category of motor vehicles would not, contrary to what RIDE-CT / RIDE-NewEngland reported five days ago, make sales of the Polaris Slingshot roadster legal in the state if passed. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport). While it would […] The post CT Legislator Clarifies “Autocycle” Bill appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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    Two Stroke Racelab

  • Rs125 NF4 by Trev45

    Nick Prionas
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Many thanks to Trev(OZ) for sharing a couple pics from one of his latest 125 rebuilds. It's always very encouraging & flattering seeing some of my work been used on an actual bike. Thank you all for your support, it's a great push to keep me trying to get better.
  • Barber Aftermath & a Racer Warrior

    Nick Prionas
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
    A PVL magneto gone wrong and Sakis Vasilopoulos(GR) had a close contact with the tarmac.And here are the end results... After less than a week after the accident, Sakis decided to do his best as to attend the next race and insure the 3rd place in the National 200GP. Still the same passion, still the same injuries, just another motorcycle... still a Yamaha though. Bonus pic with Sakis and Derek “Nobby” Clark, race mechanic for stars like Kenny Roberts, Randy Mammola, Mike the Bike & Giacomo Agostini. Ignore the date, photo is from the second half of 2014... 
  • 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).
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  • Tim’s map-based recruiting drive

    Dexter Scull
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    I’m almost feeling sorry for Dale Caesar. Since Tidy Tim discovered how easy it is to plan routes using this site’s mapping section, he’s generated myriad possible routes for this summer’s Spain trip. And he’s made Dale look a bit foolish. Dale, as I’ve mentioned previously, has organized our group’s European rides for years –  [Read full post...] The post Tim’s map-based recruiting drive appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Hit a Badger

    Dexter Scull
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Had a very nasty moment with a badger last night. I was taking a slightly rural short-cut on my way back from Chobham – in the pitch black, naturally – when I hit a badger. It was already dead, I hasten to add. Lying in the road. But I was lucky not to join it.  [Read full post...] The post Hit a Badger appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Tim’s second route… and his third… and his fourth…

    Dexter Scull
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:25 am
    Tidy Tim has got into planning routes with a vengeance. Like a freshly converted Christian, he’s become manically evangelical, desperate to spread the good word. So far this week he’s sent out three versions of what could be our first day’s ride in Spain. Not just to me, but to Hogsback Harry, Noddy, DA… pretty  [Read full post...] The post Tim’s second route… and his third… and his fourth… appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Retirement blues

    Dexter Scull
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    My old mucker Noddy* is retiring from the police this week. He went in as a graduate trainee when they were rare animals in the ranks of the boys in blue, he’s done his 30 years, and now he’s itching to get out. He’s had a countdown running on his phone for the past year  [Read full post...] The post Retirement blues appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Tim’s first route

    Dexter Scull
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    I spent the afternoon with my pal Tidy Tim, trying to teach him how to use Garmin BaseCamp to set up a route for his new Zumo sat nav (yep, I got the call). It was perhaps the most frustrating and pointless experience imaginable. Tim’s not a stupid man by any stretch, but he won’t mind  [Read full post...] The post Tim’s first route appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
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  • Honda Allegedly Confirms 2016 True Adventure Prototype

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    warrenscottmassey: About time Honda got back in Originally posted on ride2adventure: According to British Motorcycle Magazine MCN (Motorcycle News), a Honda insider has revealed that the “True Adventure Prototype” will be shown in finished form in under a year and will be on sale as a 2016 model.  MCN reports that the machine is a year behind schedule due to other priorities.  Through their connections, MCN has been able to glean a fair amount of information from these unnamed Honda insiders such as. The True Adventure Prototype shown at EICMA was not a just a prototype but…
  • Motorcycle TV: Naked Speed

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Where has all the motorcycle television shows gone?  Just a couple of years ago we had lots of motorcycle themed shows to watch.  My DVR had plenty of shows recorded and ready to watch. Not so much anymore. I recently started to notice commericals for a new motorcycle show on the Velocity Channel called Naked Speed.  But, if you look on the Velocity Channel’s website you will find no indication that there is any motorcycle programing let alone Naked Speed.  Naked Speed will premier January 28th at 10PM EST (based on the following You Tube vid).  Bryan Fuller and Mike Seate (of Café…
  • 5 Motorcycle “Things” I found interesting this week.

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Trying to do what Evil Knievel could not do…@ Sturgis’ Buffalo Chip 2015 Riding with a knife in your head???????!!!!!! Another 200 MPH Club…or More Lessons from the Salt Flats Motorcycle Taxis in Uganda HD is the OFFICAL motorcycle of the Sturgis Rally… until 2090!  
  • Motorcycle Radio: DawgHouse #294

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Does he have a splitting headache or what? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD THE BROADCAST! On this episode…… Ken is out with shingles (not the roofing kind) The most BADASS biker ever….could you ride 60 miles on rough roads with a KNIFE IN YOUR HEAD? Ken pokes fun at Harley on its 5th year anniversary in India Riding NAKED will get you deported! Some 2015 riding goals Racing Update AMA Supercross Phoenix results and discussion. Dakar Rally update. Ride naked…get deported!
  • BMW Motorcycle Fans… 90 years in 90 seconds

    11 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Although I think they omitted the motorcycles from the World Wars….. hummm
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  • Owner of Indian Motorcycles Has Record Year

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    Polaris Industries, owner of both Indian Motorcycles and Victory Motorcycles has announced a record sales year. In fact, 2014 was the fifth successive record sales year and included an increase in revenue of its motorcycle division of 59 per cent – more than double any other product segment that Polaris deals in. A big part of Polaris’ success was the release of the new 2015 Roadmaster and the rebirth of the mid-sized motorcycle (and well received) Indian Scout which so far has done so well that there’s a few months back order in some locations. Also released was…
  • 300 cc BMW ‘K03′ Spotted Testing in Germany

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    British motorcycle tabloid MCN has gotten hold of some photos of the motorcycle that will spearhead BMW Motorrad’s big push into the small displacement market. Code named K03, the motorcycle is being developed as a partnership between BMW and Indian motorcycle company, TVS. The agreement between BMW and TVS began in 2013 and was entered into to help BMW develop smaller capacity machines for the western market and TVS to make larger capacity machines for their markets. The agreement set out plans for the two firms to develop machines in the sub 500 cc class, so its no surprise that the…
  • KTM’s Fourth Record Sales Year In A Row

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    KTM continues to rise and rise, posting it’s fourth record sales year in a row. The Austrian brand moved 158,760 motorcycles in 2014 – up a whopping 28.2 per cent over the previous year. KTM has nearly doubled motorcycle sales since 2011 which is an incredible achievement given the difficult economic environment they’ve been operating in. What’s most impressive is that KTM sold more motorcycles while maintaining strong profitability with total revenue up 20.2 per cent and earnings before interest and tax improving by 37 per cent. Total revenue for the 2014 business…
  • The History and Future of Forced Induction Motorcycles

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:59 am
    In just a few weeks, the first forced induction motorcycle to be produced since 1985, the Kawasaki Ninja H2, will hit showrooms – a hiatus of 30 years for a technology used in not only performance cars but increasingly in family sedans and hatchbacks. So why have there been so few forced induction motorcycles and is the Ninja H2R just a gimmick or a sign of things to come? Let’s take a look at the past and possible future of forced induction motorcycles. The Past While Kawasaki sold a turbocharged Z1R-TC made by the Turbo Cycle Corporation in the late 70’s, the first true production…
  • Bates Footwear Announces New Motorcycle Range

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Bates Footwear has announced a new range of motorcycle shoes targeted at sportbike and touring riders for use on the street. Bates Footwear has long been a manufacturer of protective footwear for the military and police and have also offered a motorcycle range for cruiser riders since 2012. Bates Footwear was inspired to launch the Bates Moto brand when they began manufacturing boots for motorcycle-mounted law enforcement officers. The Bates Moto line incorporates the latest advancements in high tech materials like Poron XRD impact absorbing foam, a lightweight and flexible foam that is…
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  • A naked Kawasaki H2R looks as mental as it sounds

    Ed Sterling
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    What’s dafter than a 988cc supercharged Kawasaki sportsbike pumping out 296bhp? A 988cc, 296bhp supercharged Kawasaki with no fairing, wind protection, and upright bars, that’s what. This is a bike that has a tail piece designed to hold you in place while the acceleration tries to tear the skin from your face, it’s not like […]
  • Front End Chatter Podcast #24

    James Morgan
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
      Episode 24 of Front End Chatter does not, sadly, contain Kiefer Sutherland defending the world from a series of increasingly improbable terrorists. Instead, Simon and Martin discuss: – The two-week, 5000-mile Dakar Rally compressed into 10 minutes – A pre-pre-season preview, as MotoGP prepares to start testing, World Superbikes prepares to start racing, and […]
  • Is this the new Marquez?

    John Stephens
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    It barely seems like last yesterday that we were all talking about Marc Marquez being the ‘one to watch’ on the MotoGP grid. But already people are looking towards the future, and the next, possible MotoGP star. Could this little, 10-year old dude from Spain be it? The latest ‘future superstar’ being touted for great things is […]
  • Oops: Kid can wheelie, but can he stop?

    John Stephens
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Ok, so crashes are never funny. Or rather – crashes *shouldn’t* be funny but just every now and then… Seriously, try not to giggle a little a tiny bit as this young dude gets himself pinned underneath his CB1000. Ride safe MF’ers, ride safe!
  • Craigslist ad makes all the knight moves

    John Stephens
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    If I had an old SR400 to sell that was painted in the classic Norton/Triumph/Triton style, then *this* is how I would do it. We have absolutely no idea why he’s dressed as a Knight or appears to be ready for a Jousting tournament, but we don’t care. At about £600 that bikes a bargain. If […]
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  • Preparing Your Motorbike For Touring

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    So there you are, having decided on a route to travel on your trusty steed (well it wouldn’t be a trusted one if you didn’t think it could make the journey now would it) you need to ensure you are well prepared for the journey that lies ahead. Think of your bike as your lifeline, […]
  • Motorcycle Touring Tents

    15 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    Planning a motorcycle tour is an exciting and exhilarating experience, whether you choose to design your own tour or use the skills and experience of a tour company. Making sure you have suitably comfortable, safe and secure accommodation can be a serious consideration, especially if you’re planning some serious daily mileage. Whilst the cost of […]
  • Expedition Tour Leader Required.

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    In a bid to provide our clients with a wide range of choice and exciting, challenging trips, we are lookin to talk with experienced expedition leaders. You will have proven leadership skills in assisting and guiding a group of Motorcyclists across some of the world’s toughest terrains and through some challenging climates. Experience of charts, […]
  • 14 Day Italian and Greek Motorcycle Adventure

    7 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    14 days, A Motorbike + Tent + 11 European Countries = An Epic Adventure! Staying in plush hotels with all mod cons and creature comforts of home may not be every bikers dream holiday. Some may feel they aren’t quite ready for the B&B or hotel scene just yet, perhaps they’d prefer to experience the […]
  • Norway Motorcycle Tour Holiday

    6 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    NORWAY MOTORCYCLE TOUR    BOOK NOW FROM JUST £99 15th AUGUST 2015 Discover modern architecture and experience inspiring fjord, mountain and coastal scenery. On our tour we give you an unforgettable experience and provide you with some of the most amazing scenery you will ever come across in all of Europe Share
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