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  • Building a Turboshaft Powered Motorcycle Land Speed Racer

    LeatherUp Blog
    Katie Royale
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    When Anders Johansson got the idea of building a land speed racer powered by a TV94 turboshaft engine, he did what many dreamers don’t, he went out to his shop and got to work. This was back in 2010. He just took his project out for its first test run and from the looks of [...] Related posts: DiSalvo to break the land speed record. 2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F – First Ride Video Tricycle Toy for Adults Has a Harley Engine and Costs $75,000
  • Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?

    Motorcycle News | MCN
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Kawasaki’s all-new supercharged H2 is going to be packed with high-spec components, will pump out around 250bhp and is expected to cost in excess of £20,000. But is there any point in a 250bhp plus road going sportsbike?
  • Texting radar under development

    Visordown
    Visordown News
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    A US radar gun manufacturer is developing a hand-held device that will allow police to tell when a driver is sending a text message.Virginia-based firm ComSonics is working on the basis that there’s a difference in the frequencies sent by phones while texting compared to those making a call, so people making hands-free voice calls won’t be picked up, but those sending texts will.The firm is reported as saying its device is nearly ready for production, but that there are still legal issues that need to be cleared before it could be used for law enforcement.While…
  • chopper and bobber gas tanks

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    Adrian S
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Just saw this pic of some gas tanks on Pinterest and liked it. Check out some of these choppers and bobbers (clickity click) In other news, Phil M. from a place close to my heart (Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada) sent in a pic of his CX 500 rat bobber: When I worked in the motorcycle industry ... The post chopper and bobber gas tanks appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • MotoGP - The Doctor Performs a Misano Miracle

    Motorcycle in Thailand
    news
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    The many thousand Valentino Rossi fans gathered at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli had their ...
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  • Free High Quality Motorcycle Web TV - Cycle Torque TV

    Mike Werner
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    #CycleTorqueTV - Australian Cycle Torque magazine has shown its first high quality, high definition, and free, TV program which you can watch on the internet. Good program, good reviews, good filming ... what more do you want? ...
  • India: Funny Enough You Will Need A Lot Of Water To Clean Them

    Mike Werner
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #India #Muddy #CleaningTime - Well, obviously it's not funny, but these motorcycles got so dirty because of excessive water, and now you'll need a lot of water to clean them. ...
  • Cezeta Reborn, Beautiful, Powerful and Electric

    Mike Werner
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Cezeta #Type506 #ElectricScooter - Back from the dead, the funky and beautiful Czech scooter from Cezeta (late 1950's) is making the Type 506 - - a beautiful electric scooter based on the old vintage models. What more do you want; hand built, affordable and great looking. ...
  • Review: 2014 Indian Scout - Custom, Cruiser or Roadster

    David Morcrette
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Review #Indian #Scout - A detailed review from a top French web site of the 2014 Indian Scout - Custom, Cruiser or Roadster ...
  • Yamaha Spins Off Low Cost Motorcycle Brand

    Mike Werner
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #Funny #Yamaha #Lamaha - The way many airlines or car manufacturers are spinning off low cost companies, often using part of their parent name, motorcycle manufacturers are facing the same problem; many cheap imports coming from Asia or South America are eroding their market. But lowering their price of their own motorcycles is bad for the brand & image, so they start a low cost brand. The latest in this fad is Yamaha, who have started their own low cost motorcycle company: Lamaha! ...
 
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  • And the best thing about KTMs new 22hp supermoto its somehow learnerlegal

    Visordown News
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    The Freeride E-XC at the launch in Austria yesterday KTM's original spec sheet saying 30hp and 95kg And the latest version, saying 22hp and 106kg KTM’S NEW Freeride E-SM will slip under the 15hp power limit for learners despite making a peak of 22hp, Visordown can reveal. The electric supermoto makes as much torque as a CBR500R at 31lbft, while weighing around the same as a 50cc scooter at 106kg.The same is true of the Freeride E-XC, the road-legal enduro version sharing nearly all components with the SM except wheels, tyres, brakes and gearing.The XC was launched…
  • Texting radar under development

    Visordown News
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    A US radar gun manufacturer is developing a hand-held device that will allow police to tell when a driver is sending a text message.Virginia-based firm ComSonics is working on the basis that there’s a difference in the frequencies sent by phones while texting compared to those making a call, so people making hands-free voice calls won’t be picked up, but those sending texts will.The firm is reported as saying its device is nearly ready for production, but that there are still legal issues that need to be cleared before it could be used for law enforcement.While…
  • New Kawasaki Ninja H2 teaser as rumours circulate of 225hp

    Visordown News
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    HERE'S Kawasaki's latest teaser video for the new Ninja H2, released as rumours circulate on the web that the bike makes 225hp.The new video focuses on parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industry's experience in making gas turbines, telling us 'This tecnology was used in the development of a new motorcycle supercharger designed and manufactured in-house... Supercharged supersports debut.'So it's definitely a supercharged sports bike then. What's not so clear is the veracity of a supposed 'leak' of specifications.According to the rumours, the Ninja H2 uses a 1000cc in-line four engine…
  • KTM to unveil electric supermoto in two weeks

    Luke Bowler
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    KTM is two weeks away from officially unveiling a supermoto version of its electric off-roader, the Freeride E-XC, Visordown can reveal.Called the Freeride E-SM, the new version will be almost the same as the Freeride E-XC but with road wheels, sticky tyres, taller gearing and bigger brake discs and calipers.That means its specs will be almost identical to the E-XC's too, at 22hp, 31lbft and 106kg. The 300-volt battery takes just 90 minutes to charge.Official confirmation of the supermoto version, due to go on sale next year, came from KTM's PR manager Thomas…
  • Captain America up for auction

    Visordown News
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    The bike now And at the end of the film EASY RIDER was, let’s face it, a pretty terrible movie. But it’s still arguably the best-known biker film ever made and its stars – both human and wheeled – have become legends.So the fact that the only remaining motorcycle from the film, one of four built specifically for Easy Rider, is up for auction means it could be about to set some records when it comes to motorcycle prices.Originally, four bikes were built for Easy Rider, two ‘Captain Americas’ and two ‘Billy’ choppers. All were based on circa-1950…
 
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    Motorcycle News | MCN

  • Will Cal Crutchlow be competitive on Honda next year?

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    There are no two ways about it, Cal Crutchlow's had a difficult year onboard the Ducati and he'll be hoping his results improve onboard the Honda in 2015.
  • Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Kawasaki’s all-new supercharged H2 is going to be packed with high-spec components, will pump out around 250bhp and is expected to cost in excess of £20,000. But is there any point in a 250bhp plus road going sportsbike?
  • New MCN September 17: Rossi wins at last

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 17: - Rossi wins again: "I think this year I'm the best Valentino ever!"- World exclusive: New BMW S1000RR- Kawasaki Ninja H2 revealed- Padgett's...
  • The SPecial One

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Honda’s SP-1, or the VTR1000 SP-1 RC51 to give it its proper name, will always hold a very special place in motorcycle history. This is a bike born out of necessity – not to mention a considerable degree of frustration…...
  • Insider trading: ‘This year we’ll be happy to sell 30 GSX-Rs’

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It’s no secret that new bike sales for Suzuki have been hard of late. The last five years have been particularly tough and this is mainly down to a line-up that is lacking in new and exciting models. If you...
 
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  • Buell X1 by Sartorie Meccaniche

    Wesley Reyneke
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    I’ve always loved Buell’s streetfighter models for their combative stance and no-nonsense ergonomics. In stock form they’re bare-bones, purpose built machines—devoid of any superfluous add-ons and powered by 1203cc of Milwaukee muscle. They’re an acquired taste though, and some—like the X1 Lightning—are beginning to look a little dated. Trust the Italians to inject a little timeless elegance—more specifically Francesco Torricella and his crew at Sartorie Meccaniche. “We like the X1 in general,” says Francesco, “and in particular its big twin heart, with…
  • Husqvarna 510 by Velomacchi

    Chris Hunter
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Kevin Murray is a petrolhead with a very interesting day job: he runs a company designing high performance gear for clients like The North Face, Nike, Mammut and Navy SEAL teams. He’s now set up shop with his own brand, Velomacchi, producing “Everyday Carry for the serious motorcyclist.” In the works are backpacks, tool rolls, iPad and iPhone storage and messenger bags. The vibe is ‘privateer racer’—functional and good value. It’s a very technical process, so Kevin gets his respite via the more analog pursuit of crafting vintage dirt bikes. Like this stunning flat…
  • Roland Sands x Indian: “Track Chief”

    Chris Hunter
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The Indian Chieftain is a big motorcycle, designed to soak up the miles on the smooth highways of ‘Murica. The star of the show is the new Thunder Stroke engine, a mighty 111 cubic inch (1811cc) monster pumping out 119 ft-lbs of torque. It’s a remarkably good-looking motor, and it caught the eye of Roland Sands, the man who can do no wrong when it comes to creating genre-bending customs. Sands has now tapped into Indian’s rich motorsport heritage, and slotted the Thunder Stroke into a vintage-style, boardtracker-inspired build: the Indian Track Chief. There’s so much detail on this…
  • Renard Speed Shop’s Ducati cafe racer

    Chris Hunter
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The custom world is dominated by studiously cool and monochrome bikes, so this bright and breezy little Ducati café is a welcome splash of color. It’s the work of the Estonian boutique manufacturer Renard—makers of the mighty Grand Tourer sport cruiser. Renard’s Andres Uibomae also operates a custom workshop from a barn in Southern Germany, and that’s where this lovely Vento 350 was born. Andres bought the Vento sight unseen, and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. After all, it’s a real oddity in the motorcycling world. “A Ducati bevel single … from Spain?” The bike was…
  • Yamaha SR500 by ExesoR Motorcycles

    Wesley Reyneke
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Venturing into the left field is risky business for any builder. Go too far, and you could end up with a garish and impractical machine. But ride the line between quirky and classy just right, and you’ll have a hit on your hands. Christian Schwarzenlander’s Yamaha SR500-based “ExesoR MACHINE” strikes that balance beautifully. Operating out of Austria as ExesoR Motorcycles, Christian’s aim was to build a café-racer-styled custom, “with a touch of Dieselpunk.” Christian picked up the SR500 for a steal—but it was totally disassembled. “Even the engine was taken…
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  • Rudest drivers are from Idaho, Washington, D.C., and New York, says Insure.com survey

    Scott Cochran
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    A new survey reveals contempt among states for others’ driving habits. Sept. 15, 2014 (Foster City, Calif.) – Drivers from Idaho, Washington, D.C. and New York have been judged to be the rudest drivers, according to a survey by Insure.com, an independent consumer insurance information website. Also judged to be quite rude are drivers from […] The post Rudest drivers are from Idaho, Washington, D.C., and New York, says Insure.com survey appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Triumph Will Use Rocket to Attempt World Record

    Scott Cochran
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    ATLANTA (September 3, 2014) – With over 100 years of motorcycling history and numerous land speed world record titles, Triumph Motorcycles America, in cooperation with Castrol, Hot Rod Conspiracy, and Carpenter Racing, returns to the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, September 12-16, for land speed runs during Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout. Developed by […] The post Triumph Will Use Rocket to Attempt World Record appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Kuryakyn Debuts Crusher During Sturgis

    Scott Cochran
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Crusher, the all-new Performance Division of Kuryakyn is the latest development from the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket parts and accessories for the “2014 marks our 25th anniversary,” explains Küryakyn President Holger Mohr. “We have started this new division as one of the first steps in following the initiatives we’ve laid out for our […] The post Kuryakyn Debuts Crusher During Sturgis appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Add Stop Signal to Your Tag

    Scott Cochran
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    As part of their growing line of TruFLEX integrated LED plate frames, Custom Dynamics has just released the TF06. This unit features 45 Red LEDS on each side that can be used as Run, Brake, Turn or any combination, as well as 6 Cool White LEDs for license plate illumination. The TF06 works great on […] The post Add Stop Signal to Your Tag appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Custom Dynamics Hacks for Your HD Touring Bike

    Scott Cochran
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    H-D’s 2014 Touring Models have turn and brake functions on the same rear wire, making it impossible to put any auxiliary, Turn Only lights on the rear of the motorcycle. Custom Dynamics Turn Signal Decoder isolates the turn signal wires, making it possible to add lights to the rear for Turn Signal Only. With easy […] The post Custom Dynamics Hacks for Your HD Touring Bike appeared first on USRiderNews.
 
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  • Bryan Fuller's Triumph Three-Wheeler: Triple Speed

    Jesse Kiser
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Well that’s one way to build a Triumph. What was once a Speed Triple, is now on its way to becoming the Triple Speed. The latest idea from hot rod and cafe builder, Bryan Fuller of Cafe Racer TV and owner of Fuller’s Hot Rods in Atlanta, Georgia. You might recognize his name from our Bike of the Week: Fuller’s Scrambler. A vintage Ducati Scrambler built with a modern dirt-bike stance. Fuller’s team is used to building weirdo creations and this 2013 Triumph Speed Triple is nothing new. It’s a long time project that’s set to be finished next month. Triple Speed The idea came from a…
  • A New $3,000 ADV Motorcycle? Yes, Please!

    Jason Avant
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    CSC Motorcycles to launch a new adventure bike for under $3,000. First off, we're just the messengers. If you're an ADV enthusiast, you probably read this headline and said to yourself, “A new model adventure bike? For less than $3,000? It’ll be an underpowered, fragile piece of crap. Probably built in China.” Well... you may well be right. It is built in China, but it’s an interesting story, and of course we welcome you all to let us know what you think of it in the Comments section below. CSC Motorcycles CSC Motorcycles, a builder of small-displacement bikes, is working with Chinese…
  • How It Works: The Basics of ECU Tuning

    William Connor
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Back in the grand old days of motorcycling engines had carburetors and only needed a kick-start to fire up. Repairs could be made with chewing gum foil and gum. You also needed to make these repairs, often--progress is generally a good thing. Today, we have ECU tuning. There is something wonderful about turning a couple screws and getting a noticeable change in how your bike runs, altering the idle point, getting the fuel spot on and having a blast right after it's adjusted. It's a great part of the riding experience - until you need to adjust it again… and again… and again. One of the…
  • Tips on Becoming a Better Motorcycle Rider

    Pete Hitzeman
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    "What's the best bike for a beginner?" It's perhaps the most frequently asked question in motorcycle showrooms and in online forums. It's a necessary question, and one we've tried to answer here from time to time. But it got us thinking, what about experienced riders? What's the best bike for those who have crossed the invisible threshold between newbie and veteran? And what does it mean to be an experienced rider, anyway? An experienced rider can handle and have fun on just about any bike (except a Katana), so finding the one that suits him or her, is a whole 'nother discussion. But the…
  • Review: Alpinestars RV2 Tech 10 Boots

    Greg Emmerson
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Most people tend to have a love/hate relationship with their motocross boots. They are hot, inflexible, clumsy and unwieldy, yet they’re also invaluable if you’re seeking the best protection for your feet, ankles and shins while trail-riding or tackling the table-tops at your local motocross track. When choosing a pair of boots, the key criteria you need to balance are comfort, protection and price. Styling is inevitably the fourth consideration, but it shouldn’t be the overriding factor. I’ve worked my way through a number of different boots, starting with Alpinestars; I wandered…
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    Tilted Horizons

  • Philly & Balto Ride for Kids raises $149K

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    MOTORCYCLISTS CONTRIBUTE $149,000 TO HELP KIDS WITH BRAIN TUMORSPhiladelphia Star Althea and her mom are ready to ride. Ride for Kids motorcyclists in Maryland and Pennsylvania raised more than... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Product Review: Chase-Harper 950XM Tank Bag

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    I'm a tank-bag whore; I always have at least 3-4 on hand from which to choose. I've used the CH 650XM for a couple of years as my primary bag, which is nearly identical to the 950XM except for the... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Calendar Alert: AMA Hillclimb

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    September 21st sees the return of those hillclimb nutters to the AMA Class A National event at the White Rose Motorcycle Club's hill near Jefferson, PA. I've attended this event a few times and it's... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Pics from Ephrata, September edition

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Saturday was miserably hot, humid and stormy, but Sunday's weather for the monthly ride-in at the American Legion post in Ephrata, Pennsylvania was close to perfect.  Here are a few of the bikes... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • A New Era in AMA Road Racing?

    5 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    This just in from the AMA. Looks like potentially great news for American road racing fans. AMA racing has been very lame the last few seasons, with small fields and little competition for wins. ... (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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  • Electric Supermoto Coming from KTM Too?

    Jensen Beeler
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:50 pm
    We already showed you KTM’s two electric dirt bike models, the KTM Freeride E-XC and KTM Freeride E-SX, which feature a 21hp / 31 lbs•ft electric PMAC motor and a swappable 2.6 kWh lithium-Ion battery pack. The models represent KTM’s rethinking on its electric range, especially when it comes to the current limitations of electric motorcycles, and what the current state-of-technology is in this space. While the new Freeride E-XC & E-SX show KTM is […] ...
  • The Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Ever Seen in This Industry

    Jensen Beeler
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    I have seen a lot of things in the motorcycle industry since I started Asphalt & Rubber, but never before have I seen something like this. During the autumn months, it is not uncommon for A&R to receive tips about new motorcycle models that are about to debut, and today was seemingly no different. This morning we got an enthusiastic email from a purported regular reader (make that two readers now), asking why we weren’t covering the […] ...
  • An Analysis of KTM’s MotoGP Entry for 2017

    David Emmett
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The news that KTM would be building a MotoGP machine has been public since the beginning of August. In an interview with the German website Speedweek, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer confirmed that the Austrian manufacturer would be building a V4 MotoGP machine ready for the 2017 season. KTM’s MotoGP plans were confirmed again last weekend at Misano. KTM’s head of motorsport Pit Beirer told the MotoGP.com website that they would indeed be building a MotoGP bike, and that work on […] ...
  • Electric: The KTM Freeride E is Finally Ready for Primetime

    Jensen Beeler
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    KTM is finally ready to bring its electric dirt bike, the KTM Freeride E, to the general public, after pump-faking the machine at EICMA three years ago. During that rather large time gap, KTM has realized the errors of its initial design, and has since opted for a liquid-cooled PMAC electric motor, which puts out 21.5hp and 31 lbs•ft of torque. The Lithium-ion battery pack has also been refined, and is now easily swapable (lift-up the seat, […] ...
  • More Details on the Updated 2015 BMW S1000RR

    Jensen Beeler
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    I have to say, I really like the cut of BMW’s jib. Instead of making us dance through a social media bonanza of teasers and trickle-down motorcycle specs, the German company just publishes a press release with what it plans on changing for the 2015 BMW S1000RR. As loyal readers will know, we caught the updated S1000RR out testing last month, which showed a number of subtle cosmetic and system changes to the machine. BMW […] ...
 
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    Faster and Faster

  • 2015 Husqvarna FS450: Go forth and drift

    Sameer Kumar
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    The Husqvarna FS450 packs only 60 horsepower, but for the expert rider, offers unmatched supermoto-style thrills. Wheelies? Two-wheel drifts? Yes!Set up in Sweden about 110 years ago, Husqvarna have an interesting past. The company used to compete in 350cc and 500cc motorcycle grand prix racing in the 1930s, dominated motocross in the 1960s and 1970s, was bought out by Cagiva in the late-1980s, sold to BMW in 2007, and bought out by Stefan Pierer (current CEO of the Austria-based KTM Motorcycles) in 2013. Wow!Starting in 2010-2011, Husqvarna had taken some tentative steps towards producing a…
  • Toyota i-Road goes to France for urban mobility experiment

    Sameer Kumar
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    As many as 70 of these Toyota i-Road electric trikes will be a part of a new urban mobility project in Grenoble, France It's not really a motorcycle, of course, but with just three wheels, the Toyota i-Road tilting trike is just about close enough. First shown in March last year, Toyota's compact, battery-powered three-wheeler is now going places - the Japanese company is providing 70 of these for Cité lib by Ha:Mo, an urban mobility project that will be launched in Grenoble, France on 1st October. Here, during a 3-year trial scheme, the i-Road will be available for public car…
  • Aprilia to enter MotoGP from 2015

    Sameer Kumar
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    A decade after their exit from the premier class, Aprilia will be back in MotoGP in 2015Aprilia have finally confirmed that they will be entering MotoGP from 2015. According to the Piaggio Group, the reason for entering MotoGP with Aprilia is to focus on rapid growth for the Aprilia brand, to increase the brand's competitiveness, and to develop new prototypes for racing and street use. "We decided to make our debut a year earlier than planned because Aprilia Racing's technical and competitive skills are absolutely top notch. Our growth in World Superbikes has been exemplary in this direction,…
  • Japanese customisers show us four ways to ruin a BMW R nineT

    Sameer Kumar
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    The four hideously ugly, tacky, crappy machines you see here are called Cyclone, Highway Fighter, Clubman Racer and Boxer. Which one is which? We couldn't care less, reallySome things are just not right. Things like the four customised botched BMW R nineTs that you see here. A bunch of Japanese customisers have taken the R nineT - a handsome, very good looking motorcycle in stock form - and, each in their own special way, rubbished the bike completely. The four bikes were shown during the BMW Motorrad Days Japan, held at the Hakuba47 Mountain Sports Park, at the end of August this year.
  • Triumph Castrol Rocket: 1000 horsepower, 640kph top speed

    Sameer Kumar
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    With 1,000bhp from its 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine, the Triumph Castrol Rocket is probably a bit faster than your Hayabusa or HP4...Here and now, in 2014, there's no dearth of fast motorcycles in the world. The Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14R and the BMW HP4 are some that'll happily do 300kph. But 300kph isn't, apparently, enough for some people. It certainly isn't enough for Triumph Motorcycles America and Castrol, who are building a 1,000-horsepower motorcycle - the Triumph Castrol Rocket - which they hope will be able to hit a top speed of 640kph. At the Bonneville Salt…
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  • New Harley BOOM! Audio Fairing Lower Speakers.

    Cyril Huze
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    The Boom!™ Audio Fairing Lower Speaker Kit (P/N 76000487, $279.95) optimizes audio performance to deliver outstanding sound from the Boom! Box infotainment system developed through Project RUSHMORE. Adding these fairing lower speakers to the 2014-later Harley-Davidson... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • The New Championship Bracelet Of Las Vegas BikeFest “Artistry In Iron” Bike Builders Competition.

    Cyril Huze
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    During Las Vegas Bikefest (Oct 2-5) 20 great custom builders are going to display their new creations at the Cashman Center where they are going to compete in the 11th annual ARTISTRY IN IRON, MASTER BUILDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP. The 2014 winner will be selected by his peers and... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • CV Performance Harley Velocity Emulsion Tube To Improve Throttle Response

    Cyril Huze
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    CV Performance, a company specializing for over 25 years in tuning and improving Harley-Davidson CV carburetion, offers this Velocity Emulsion Tube as a factory replacement part for the stock main jet holder. The CV Performance Harley Velocity Emulsion Tube helps you get... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • 2015 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low

    Cyril Huze
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    To correct the fit and comfort issues of shorter riders under 5 feet 7 inches tall, the 2015 Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® Low offers the lowest seat height available in a premium touring bike. Those features include: • A seat height of 25.6 inches allows more riders to... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Billy Lane Released. Opening Shop In Daytona Beach, Florida.

    Cyril Huze
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Today, September 18, 2014, Billy Lane is being released from the Orlando Transition Center and is re-opening his shop in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Please, respect his privacy, no walk-ins.) Because everything has already been said, it is not necessary to come back on the... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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  • Farewell, Bobskoot....

    Charlie6
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Martha and I just found out today that one of the pioneers of moto-blogging, Bobskoot of Riding the Wet Coast fame, had passed away in his sleep, in Nashville, TN.  He'd been driving his beloved Corvette in some kind of National Rally, along with his lovely wife Yvonne; his last post being published August 30. It'd been quite some time since that post and I'd sent emails and texts to Bob asking what was up....for he was a frequent poster of great content and pictures.  Now we know, so long afterwards, that he was gone.Martha and I will sorely miss Bob and extend our heartfelt…
  • Five Young Riders (and one Goose) on a Two Year URAL Adventure...

    Charlie6
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Stumbled upon this blog via a posting on sovietsteeds.com.  Five young riders (they look like they're in their mid-20s at most!), on five 650cc URAL Sidecar Rigs;  riding a planned 30,000 Km route from Europe all the way through Asia, across the Bering Strait (by boat I am sure), and into North America all the way to our eastern coast.Check out their blog for more details about the riders, the route and their plans:  LINKFrom their blog:Five with a zest for actionWe are friends and together we have already implemented several projects in recent years, which include artistic…
  • 9/11

    Charlie6
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    One World Trade Center stands today where the Twin Towers stood 13 years ago before the cowards flew hijacked airliners into them. I sometimes think Americans have forgotten about this as they move about their lives.Never Forget, Never Forgive.  src: AP via Google
  • URAL National Rally Day 2014

    Charlie6
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Today was the now annual URAL Rally Day. Here's a brief description from URAL: So, what the heck is this rally? Well, it’s like a scavenger hunt. You roll your own route, take in the sights, eat some lunch, maybe even do some wrenching. When you’re done you tote up your points and come back here to record your results. When it’s all over we’ll post up a rally report and let folks know the results. IMWA is providing a prize package again this year – so we’ll be awarding prizes for the top finishers  – as well as 25 lucky riders who we’ll pick in the prize drawing from all…
  • A Hotel with an Indoor View

    Charlie6
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    In Hotlanta next few days for work, my company is hosting a conference to help train/educate customers in our offerings. The event is held in the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta and I must say, it's quite the architectural statement, this hotel.Closest analogy that came to mind when I first saw the open interior, was that I was gazing along the inside of a gigantic whale, it's spine depicted by the elevator shafts and the ribs of the whale delineated by the balconies at each level.Here, you can decide: Looking up from the lobbyLooking down from the 30th floorCool stuff eh?
 
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  • SELLING 'CAPTAIN AMERICA'

    The Vintagent
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The iconic image of Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper in 'Easy Rider'It's the most famous motorcycle in the world - everyone knows the bike, even if they know nothing about motorcycles or '60s counterculture. Many times more people recognize the 'Captain America' chopper than ever saw 'Easy Rider', and movie posters of Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their choppers across America still adorn the walls of college dorms around the world.  It's an enduring image, a romantic touchstone from an era when Freedom seemed possible via a cool motorcycle and a groovy outfit.A screen…
  • 2015 CANNONBALL: HALFWAY THERE...

    The Vintagent
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Don't rough it - Brough it!  A rolling advertisement for the pleasures of obsolete machinery, still giving pleasure long after their working days are done.First, the Rules.  For this year's Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, the motorcycle must be built (or appear to be built) before 1937.  Teams of mechanics and even tractor-trailers pulling mobile machine shops are allowed, as there's no limit on the amount of support for the event, BUT during the day's ride, your team, if you have one, isn't allowed anywhere near your bike, not even on the same road.  To prevent…
  • 2014 MOTORCYCLE CANNONBALL: HERE WE GO!

    The Vintagent
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    Michael Lichter captured Susan McLaughlin and I riding through the Georgia hills, and titled it, 'Oh what a wonderful life!'.  I couldn't agree more.I should mention that much of my apocalyptic talk about the Cannonball relates to my previous experience in 2012, with my 1928/33 Velocette KTT.  There was a weak link in my parts ordering system (me), and I didn't get the replacement camshaft I desperately needed in time for the start, so installed the best one from my pile - a mystery cam with no markings - and guessed at the timing.  It proved all wrong, and I seized the exhaust…
  • WHEELS + WAVES: THE FILM

    The Vintagent
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Southsiders present: Wheels & Waves - Third Edition from Douglas Guillot on Vimeo.Subscribe here to TheVintagent.com by email!
  • MOTORCYCLE CANNONBALL: HERE WE GO AGAIN

    The Vintagent
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    First Brough Superior on Daytona's banking?  Maybe...At 3938 miles, there isn't a vintage motorcycle event which compares; unless old bikes start running the Paris to Peking rally, there isn't likely a tougher group run on the horizon.  And still, about 200 riders clamored for a spot on the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, and about half were turned away.  These riders were eager to spend thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars, and a month of their lives, to risk the destruction of a valuable 80+ year old motorbike, riding it all the way across the USA at an average…
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  • KTM bring Jesse Dobson into SX line-up

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    KTM Australia announces that Sunshine Coast rider Jesse Dobson will accompany national motocross Vice Champion Kirk Gibbs in the up-and-coming Australian Supercross championships. Dobson raced to 11th overall in the MX1 category of this year's MX nationals, will take delivery of his new KTM 450 SX-F team bike today in order to get a feel for the extra power and superior suspension performance of the factory bike.
  • Vancouver cyclist films his escape from attempted armed robbery in Buenos Aires

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    A Vancouver man was cycling down a dusky street in Buenos Aires when a man pulled up beside him and waved a gun at him. He caught the whole thing on his GoPro.
  • AIMExpo Attendees Invited To Try MSF Training Exercises For Free

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation will be giving AIMExpo attendees the experience of riding real motorcycles with the help of MSF-certified RiderCoaches during the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo on October 18 and 19 just outside of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. MSF-certified RiderCoaches will guide riders through sample exercises from the MSF Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse and the MSF Advanced RiderCourse.
  • 'Vigilante' chases down litter bugs on her motorbike in Russia

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    The seemingly self-styled 'litter cop' waits for people to drop rubbish out of their car windows and then follows them on her bike before throwing the trash 'litter-ally' back in their faces. Some of the responses to the video on YouTube have praised the phantom motorcyclist for her work while others suggest the lady on the bike has taken the matter too far and is actually the person breaking the law - however it is unclear whether the 'confrontations' are even real or part of some sort of publicity stunt.
  • Triumph Motorcycles launches 1699 cc cruiser Thunderbird LT

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    Triumph Motorcycles India launched the 1699 cc cruiser Thunderbird LT in India priced at Rs 15.75 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The Thunderbird LT will join the Thunderbird Storm Rocket III Roadster in the cruiser line up.
 
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  • Pole position for SRC Kawasaki

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Pole position for SRC Kawasaki chasing a fifth win at Le Mans A wet track at the start of the second qualifying practice broadly preserved the status quo coming out of yesterday’s session on dry. Team SRC Kawasaki will start in pole position tomorrow in the 37th edition of the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans, final of the 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship. In second place on the grid ahead of Monster Energy Yamaha YART, Honda Racing is looking like a serious contender for a win. The French factory Kawasaki, winner of the last four editions of the 24 Heures Moto, will therefore be first on the…
  • Pata extends World Superbike partnership with Honda

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Italian snack manufacturer Pata has renewed its agreement to partner Honda’s World Superbike team for two further years beginning in 2015. Pata became title partner to Honda’s SBK effort at the start of the 2013 season with riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam. The same line-up remained for the 2014 season, alongside the World Supersport pairing of Michael van der Mark and Lorenzo Zanetti. To date, the Pata Honda partnership has yielded 11 World Superbike podium finishes, including five victories with Jonathan Rea, who currently sits in third place in the 2014 championship standings with…
  • SRC Kawasaki takes provisional pole at Le Mans

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    This afternoon, on a dry track this time, Team SRC Kawasaki made a comeback in the first qualifying practice session of this year’s 24 Heures Moto. Taking the average of the three riders’ best times, SRC Kawasaki came out ahead of Honda Racing, Monster Energy Yamaha YART, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin and the Honda of National Motos. Qatar Endurance Racing Team is the best placed Superstock. Gregory Leblanc, Matthieu Lagrive and Fabien Forêt produced a superb exhibition of riding this afternoon on the ZX-10R of Team SRC Kawasaki. So far, they are the only…
  • Jack Miller to Join CWM LCR Honda Team for 2015 MotoGP Campaign

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    The CWM LCR Honda Team is pleased to officially announce that Australian rider, Jack Miller, will compete with them in the 2015 MotoGP World Championship riding the Honda RC213V-RS Open Specification bike. The 19-year-old racer from Townsville, who is currently leading the Moto3 World Championship, will compete in the MotoGP Open Class thanks to the support of Honda Racing Corporation, LCR’s historical sponsors and new team partner CWM, alongside the more experienced British talent Cal Crutchlow riding the Honda RC213V Factory Specification bike. This is the first time since their debut in…
  • Showdown Six Set Sor Assen as MCE BSB Title Fight Intensifies

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    The six MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship Title Fighters are gearing up for the most important event of the season so far, the crucial opening round of the Showdown at the legendary Assen circuit in Holland this weekend (19/20/21 September). Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne leads the six Title Fighters to Holland with a 26 point advantage. The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider knows however, that he hasn’t won a race since Knockhill in June and that is something he needs to put right if he is going to win the ‘War for Four’ titles against Ryuichi Kiyonari. Byrne, who topped a…
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  • SALE: DAINESE Carbon Cover Lady Gloves, $95

    motowheels
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    DAINESE Carbon Cover Lady Gloves Price: $119.95 Sale: $95.96 FREE Shipping One Free re-ship No Sales tax ■Composite inserts in carbon fiber with ribbing on the knuckles and reinforced edge ■Cowhide leather ■Stone PU ■Reinforced palm ■One single leather panel to the size of the hand ■Tightening strap ■Adjustable cuff strap ■Elasticated inserts ■Pre-curved finger ■Perforated back ■Perforation on inner side of finger ■Soft inserts ■Microelastic elasticated inserts (PCT Patent Pending) * More Closeout apparel: Returns,…
  • SALE: OZ Motorbike Cattiva R Forged Magnesium Race WheelSet: Suzuki GSX-R1000 '09-'11

    motowheels
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    OZ has created the Cattiva R race wheels which are lighter than BST wheels. We have one set left at this price... OZ Motorbike Cattiva R Forged Magnesium Race Wheel Set: Suzuki GSX-R1000 Price: $3,995.95 Sale: $3,795.95 / set FREE Shipping Front weight: 5.85 Rear weight: 6.60 Wheel weights (lb) include: valve stems, axle spacers, brake rotor spacers and sprocket carriers Cattiva R forged magnesium race wheels are made specifically for race use and are lighter than Cattiva forged magnesium DOPT approved street wheels. Unlike the standard DOT approved Cattiva magnesium wheels, the Cattiva R is…
  • Which season is your favorite to ride?

    Shark Kage
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    What is your favorite time of the year to ride? Everyone lives in different areas and has their own opinion. I personally love to ride during autumn. Its when the weather is changing, and the scenery is so beautiful!
  • Yoshimura R77D Slip On

    RidersDiscount
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    The R-77 is Yoshimura's flagship model and is available from Riders Discount today! With superbike styling straight from Yoshimura's Suzuki Road Race bikes, the R-77D (pictured here) has been developed through thousands of hours of research and development, both in the lab and on the track. The R-77 has been on countless championship winning bikes and manufacturers, so it's a proven success not matter what bike you own. Includes an exhaust hanger, spring puller, and all hardware necessary for installation. The Yoshimura R-77 is available as a dual outlet (shown here) or standard single outlet…
  • Closeout: DAINESE Dart Lady Gloves, $103

    motowheels
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    DAINESE Dart Lady Gloves Pricing: $129.95 Sale: $103.96 FREE Shipping Soft inserts on the knuckles and the back of the hand Cowhide leather Clarino fabric Spandura fabric Palm reinforcement in goatskin and Clarino Elasticated inserts Inserts in elasticated fabric Microelastic elasticated inserts Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Perforation on inner side of finger Localized perforation Localized perforation (Italian patent n 1380447, European patent n 2055452) Microelastic (European Patent Pending) * More Closeout apparel: Returns, Scratch & Dent, and Closeout -…
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    Harley Davidson News

  • Union workers at Syncreon get raise in new contract

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Machinists at a Harley-Davidson subcontractor have signed a contract that includes an 18 percent wage increase during the next three years. Syncreon workers approved the contract by a vote of 356-157, said Randy Jones, union representative for the local chapter of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
  • Harley Tested on Home Turf by WW-II Bike Maker Enfield

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The Indian maker of Royal Enfield , the World War II-era British motorcycle, is expanding its foray in the U.S., the bastion of Harley-Davidson Inc. , as the almost $7 billion market lures it with the promise of higher margins. Eicher Motors Ltd. , the owner of the 120-year-old brand that counts Billy Joel and Jay Leno among its celebrity collectors, aims to "dominate" the mid-size motorcycle market in the U.S., Siddhartha Lal, the managing director of the New Delhi-based company, said in an interview.
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    17 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    The legendary chopper ridden by legendary screen hippy Peter Fonda in classic anti-establishment 60s film Easy Rider is set to become the most valuable in the world after emerging for sale for a staggering 740,000. The chrome-covered Harley Davidson became an instant icon on the release of the 1969 cult classic movie which starred Fonda and Dennis Hopper as freewheeling hippies on a drug-fuelled voyage of discovery across America with legendary Jack Nicholson completing the main cast.
  • Picture Gallery - Hog heaven in Llangollen as Harley Davidson riders come to town

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    LLANGOLLEN basked in the reflected shine of polished chrome and sparkling paintwork as upwards of 200 Harley Davidson enthusiasts from all over the UK attended an owners rally at the Llangollen's eisteddfod pavilion on Saturday. The rally was being organised by the Deva Legion the local branch of the world's largest single make owners club, the, Harley Owners Group .
  • Syncreon workers ratify new contract

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Workers at the Syncreon plant in Springettsbury Township have ratified a new three-year contract with the company, a union official said Tuesday. Syncreon is a major subcontractor for Harley-Davidson, doing sub-assembly work for Harley's manufacturing plant in Springettsbury Township.
 
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • The Bond of Fine Cigars

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    One of the best things about enjoying a good cigar is the people with whom we share that moment. Time has become our scarcest commodity; because of that, an hour spent smoking a fine cigar in good company is all too rare a luxury. As evidenced through our conversations with cigar makers this summer at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers show, the shared enjoyment of cigars creates a special bond. In fact, that bond has developed a camaraderie within the cigar-making trade. Cigars are created ...
  • Fly around the World in Your Own Airplane with Air Journey

    Mary Grady
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Thierry Pouille, founder and president of Air Journey, recently returned from his fourth trip around the world, leading a group of 21 pilots in five private aircraft. Over 77 days of travel, Pouille and his flock visited 29 countries, staying in luxury resorts and hotels along the way including the Dorchester in London, Amanruya in Turkey, and the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia. “Over the whole trip, with family members and friends who joined in for different legs, we traveled with 36 people,” say...
  • Whiskey Collecting 101

    Shaun Tolson
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    If your love of whiskey is strong—strong enough to merit a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Universal Whisky Experience—there’s a good chance you know of Mahesh Patel. Patel founded the four-day whiskey event in 2010 with the goal of bringing serious whiskey connoisseurs together for master classes and tasting events, some of which offer limited access to extremely rare and high-end spirits. However, long before Patel was conceptualizing such an event, he was (and still is) a dedicated whiskey collector. On th...
  • Great Whites

    Shaun Tolson
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Augie Kersting, the sommelier at Meadowood in St. Helena, Calif., is quite fond of a joke that’s popular among wine professionals. “How do you spell sommelier?” he asks. “R-I-E-S-L-I-N-G.” The joke may be lost on those who don’t study wine or make a living by pairing it with food, but the premise-slash-punchline is this: Riesling is an underappreciated and misunderstood varietal, one that only knowledgeable wine enthusiasts will seek out. Most people associate Rieslings with sweetness and think that they sh...
  • A New Yorker’s Guide to Oktoberfest

    Stinson Parks III
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    New York City’s appreciation of German culture is on the rise, a trend that’s made abundantly clear by the many biergartens popping up throughout the city and its suburbs. This beer-hall resurgence can be credited to New Yorkers’ yearning for large, communal spaces, casual drinking environments, and beer lists that venture beyond the predictable. With Oktoberfest just around the corner, now is the best time to grab a stein and a seat at that communal table, and these are the best places to do it. Authentic ...
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  • GoPro Photo: Taking in the Sights on Col de L’Iseran

    Fuzzygalore
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    While I struggle to find the thread that will weave my trip posts together, I go back and look through photos, fondle stickers, shuffle postcards from the places we’d been. This morning I picked through a folder that Kenny dropped onto my Macbook. It was filled with GoPro stills from his point of view. There are tons and tons of pictures there that bring me right back to the cool mountain air and the undulating roads. But I recognized this spot right away as I rolled through the pics: This was Kenny’s vantage point after I pulled over to take some photos on the Col de…
  • The Dreaded Motorcycle Trip Hangover

    Fuzzygalore
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    It has been 2 going on 3 weeks since we’ve returned from the Alps. Just this past weekend we were away riding as well. As a result, all week long I have been in a bit of a funk. I think it’s a trip hangover. The work week has been absolutely dragging like a boat anchor around my neck. Every hour, every minute I sit in my office chair feels like a meaningless eternity. I’m scared that I’m wishing time away by looking forward to the next great thing. Because the last few weeks have been so fun I feel like I’m losing sight of the greatness that happens day to day. I…
  • Stumbling Across Some Deeper Meaning on the Great St. Bernard Pass

    Fuzzygalore
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Following our last trip through the Alps, there were several mountain passes that we hadn’t ridden that found their way on to my riding bucket list. You know, for “next time.” In hindsight, it’s really by the grace of the universe that there was a next time. Chalk it up to luck. Or is it something else? Kenny and I found ourselves at the summit of the Great St. Bernard some time in the mid afternoon. We parked our bikes and strolled around taking in the sights. I bought a sticker and some postcards and resisted the chocolate. We walked towards the lake and stood…
  • Thanks for the Postcards!

    Fuzzygalore
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    I just wanted to send a great, big THANK YOU for all of the postcards and notes that have been sent my way. Every time I open up my mailbox and find one, I feel like a million bucks. You guys and dolls rock. Seriously. <3 This whole postcard thing was spurred on by Kathy’s Snail Mail Challenge. I’ve sent out nearly 50 postcards over the last month, so I think I’ve met her criteria. But… I’d be happy to send out some more. Or, some to the same people who may have received a card already. Just don’t think I’m some kind of creep if you get another…
  • We Need an Extra Day Between the Weekend and the Work Week

    Fuzzygalore
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    You know? I think we need a day of rest in between the weekend and the start of the work week. We could call it Funday. We’d shorten the work week down to only 4 days, 2 days for the weekend and one day of rest. Then if the weekend creeps into Funday, we can keep pushing the weekdays out until we get the balance right. Any objections? This morning the alarm clock seemed especially rude. Because I had such an excellent weekend… I’m ready for Funday today.  
 
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  • 79 Chop round two!

    Ted
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Pedro – 1979 XS650, found this one in a barn, only had 800 miles on it. Brought her home and took it down the frame and cut the tail section Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • Nate’s ’83 XS650 Heritage Special

    Ted
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    3DogNate – I horse traded a buddy a paint job and some cash for the donor bike which had been broken down for a cafe racer build. I was not really Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • basement boogie

    Ted
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Laz – My buddy Roland bought this bike about 5 years ago. We chopped it in half, tossed a tc Bros. hardtail on it. Then it sat until about 2 Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • X-yes

    Ted
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Kevin Jakubczak – Life for me started out as a fairly clean stock blue 1974 xs650. The previous owner had laid it down at one point with his wife on the Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
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  • First Riding Impression 2015 Yamaha R25 . . . Acceleration and top speed

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

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

    Taufik
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Gowa, Dalam rangka menyambut HUT Kemerdekaan RI ke-69, PT. Suzuki Indomobil Sales (PT. SIS) roda dua bekerja sama dengan Main Dealer Suzuki PT. Sinar Galesong Mandiri (PT. SGM) akan menggelar kembali event akbar bertajuk Suzuki Mega Camp 2014 di Lapangan Syech Jusuf Gowa, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan mulai tanggal 30 hingga 31 Agustus 2014. Beragam program dikemas lebih menarik dan penuh sensasi bagi pengunjung seperti diskon spesial, uang muka ringan, free check-up dan oli gratis. Event ini juga akan diwarnai berbagai aksi hiburan dan layanan spesial dari Suzuki dalam rangka memperingati bulan…
  • Paskibraka 2014 saksikan Proses Perakitan di Pabrik Motor Honda

    Taufik
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Bro sekalian, Dalam rangka memperingati Hari Kemerdekaan ke 69 tahun Republik Indonesia, PT Astra International Tbk menerima kunjungan 68 anggota Pasukan Pengibar Bendera Pusaka (Paskibraka) Nasional 2014. kegiatan ini berlangsung di pabrik PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) yang berlokasi di Cikarang Barat, Bekasi, Jawa Barat. Di sana para anggota PASKIBRAKA melihat secara detil tentang proses yang menggabungkan 3.000 komponen yang terpisah untuk dirakit menjadi satu unit sepeda motor utuh yang menjadi produk motor Honda yang mengandung 95% konten lokal. Selain melihat proses perakitan, para…
  • Apa itu Yamaha ITGP

    Taufik
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Indonesia Technician Grand Prix atau biasa disebut dengan ITGP merupakan salah satu program pembinaan keahlian bagi para teknisi Yamaha se-Indonesia. Kegiatan ini pertama kali diadakan tahun 2000 dan tahun ini adalah untuk ke-14 kalinya. ITGP merupakan kelanjutan dari “Kontes Teknisi Regional” yang diselenggarakan di 21 Yamaha Training Center di seluruh Indonesia. Lebih dari 12.000 teknisi Yamaha ikut serta dan 24 yang terbaik hadir pada pagi hari ini, Selasa 19 Agustus. Selama 2 hari, tanggal 18 dan 19 Agustus 2014 mereka akan berkompetisi dalam 4 fase yaitu tes teori, measurement,…
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    Dale Franks

  • Outdoorsy Communism

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

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

    Dale Franks
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    In automotive circles, whenever you you talk about the best roadster, best small sports car, or best whatever, the answer is always Miata. It’s a wildly popular car among automotive enthusiasts and women. All of them are heartened today by Mazda’s unveiling of the brand new 2015 Miata. The new 4th-generation MX-5 Miata, according to Mazda, “reveals another layer to Mazda’s KODO design language”. Whatever that means. In any event here are the press pictures released by Mazda. The New Miata looks quite nice, though it’s a bit hard to tell that, as Mazda thought it would be great to…
  • The Middle Way

    Dale Franks
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    2014 Buick Encore AWD Driving a Buick says something about you. It says that you’re the sort of person who can’t afford a Cadillac, but not the sort of dirty, poor person who drives a Chevrolet. Buick is the brand for the middle class. While Chevrolet is the brand for the factory worker, and Cadillac is the brand for the factory owner, Buick is the brand for the senior software developer in the factory’s IT Department. Buick also sells a car that doesn’t have a counterpart in the Cadillac or Chevrolet lineup in the USA for 2014: The Buick Encore. In 2015, Chevrolet will bring a new…
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game…

    Dale Franks
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Today, I went to Petco Park–a very, very nice ballpark, by the way–to watch the Dodgers play the Padres. Of course, I took a camera along to record some of the action. All of the pictures are clickable, so you can see the high-res versions.   There was a tall fellow in a Padres uniform. An large inflatable priest was set up on the premises. We got there early, but people were already filtering in. Today’s was Military Appreciation Day, as it is every Sunday home game. This one was very Air Force-y. Matt Kemp on third base. A minute later, he was at Home Plate. Andre Ethier…
 
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    AIRHAWK Motorcycle Community

  • The Ride to Sturgis 2014

    Stephanie Tesreau
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Again this year AIRHAWK was able to participate at the Sturgis Rally 2014. Where you there? Did you see us? Did you Save Your Ass on the way home by purchasing an AIRHAWK before you left? If you rode an AIRHAWK to Sturgis or rode one home, we want to know.  Send us pictures and experiences of  your adventures from Sturgis 2014. Here are some of our favorite pics from the trip there and on the road. We made it.. Amazing ride with an Amazing view! Did you notice the Dinosaur.. We see a Great Bike!
  • Route Planning Your Motorcycle Trip: Tips & Tricks from the Asspad Tycoon

    Airhawk
    29 Aug 2013 | 11:51 am
    As you know from my previous post, I’m excited about my 50-state tour. Over the years, I have learned a heck of a lot about the best way to plan motorcycle rides—a lot of it through hard-won experience that you don’t need to repeat! So without further ado, here is the Asspad Tycoon’s 4 Steps for Route Planning, to make sure your motorcycle ride is a great one: STEP 1. I use Google maps to work out a general route before I get into the detailed mapping.  This is an important phase in determining how much time the actual riding part is going to take.  If you haven’t used Google…
  • We Were At Sturgis…Did You See Us?

    Airhawk
    13 Aug 2013 | 10:58 am
    AIRHAWK was again at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 5 through 11, with on-site product demonstrations, seating consultation and sales. We were at the J&P Cycles at 1650 Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis, SD. AIRHAWK Tent at Sturgis! If you weren’t able to make it to the Rally this year, watch for our posts on Facebook.
  • Riding the River to J&P Cycles Open House Rally

    Airhawk
    30 Jul 2013 | 12:10 pm
    The day started around 6:15 with the push of the garage door opener, and the good mood began. Another push of a button and the office thundered to life rumbling with anticipation. The work day was about to begin. Like any day in the office, my desk started clean. Today though, my office is a bit more appealing than the usual wood slab with a keyboard and a couple of monitors. Today it’s black with a chrome center strip that houses a speedometer and is partially covered with a map pouch. The office window? A Klock Werks Flare framed by a well-polished set of KST Kustoms 16″ apes…
  • The Asspad Tycoon’s 50 State Tour!

    Airhawk
    11 Jul 2013 | 8:41 am
    Maybe you’ve read my previous posts where I gave you my assessment of the all-new BMW R1200 GS LC. Just in case you haven’t read it, I’ll give you a short recap; THIS THING ROCKS! BMW R1200 GS I love this bike so much that I have decided to take her into ALL 49 continental states. It’s only fair right? I’ve ridden motorcycles in 47 of these great states, so why shouldn’t she? BTW, the two states that I have yet to ride in are Oregon and Alaska. Guess where the Ass Pad Tycoon is heading to next Saturday (July 13th)? I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off this quest then to…
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    A Time To Ride

  • Waiting

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Right after Udaipur the road is been widened at an alarming rate. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • On the way to Udaipur

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    Tarmac was hard to come by this year made the ride all the more fun. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • A time to ride

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    After packing up camp we got ready to start our days ride to our "secret camp in the forest " but ended up spending some time just sitting and enjoying the view of the valley. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Morning in Urgos

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    In Manali we were told to be prepared for bad weather and as we rode passed Tandi the sky got overcast and a few locals mentioned snow and rain over the next few days. We pitched camp at Urgos and it... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Roadworks before Tandi

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    The good people of the BRO are hard at work on the road before Tandi to get the widening done before winter shuts down the whole area till next summer. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • Justin Hill to Red Bull KTM for 2015 Season

    Scott Lukaitis
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Courtesy of Red Bull Ktm Murrieta, CA – The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is excited to announce it has signed Justin Hill to race the 250 SX West Supercross Series and the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross Championship for the 2015 season. Hill hails from the state of Oregon where he lived throughout his amateur motocross career. It was at a young age that Hill became recognized as an upcoming star after securing multiple amateur motocross titles which led to a factory ride in his rookie season in 2013. During that season he earned two top five finishes in the 250 SX West Supercross Series. In 2014,…
  • Boyesen Announces 2015 Rider Support Program

    Scott Lukaitis
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Courtesy of Boyesen LENHARTSVILLE, PA.  – Boyesen Engineering is pleased to announce our 2015 Factory Racing Direct Rider Support program for the upcoming 2015 race season.  Boyesen’s Factory Racing Support is one of the world’s most generous rider support programs, and exists to provide riders with direct access to special support offers, and all-access technical product support without using a third party provider. When you are sponsored by Boyesen, we take pride in assisting your racing efforts directly. ABOUT BOYESEN ENGINEERING: THE BOYESEN LEGACY… For more than 40…
  • AMA Announces 2015 National Numbers

    Scott Lukaitis
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Courtesy of AMA PICKERINGTON, Ohio – The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the professional competition numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2015 season. All riders use the assigned professional number for competition as listed. In addition, the current champion runs the No. 1 plate when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class other than the class where the championship was earned,…
  • 180Decals Announces "Sponsor All" Program

    Scott Lukaitis
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Courtesy of 180 Decal180Decals is excited to introduce their ‘SponsorAll’ program. Anyone can sign and return this contract for an instant sponsorship. No need to send resumes and wait to hear back. In addition, they are launching their 2015 graphic kits, helmet kits, jersey lettering, seat covers, neck brace kits and apparel. Plenty of new designs and choices including their 2014 Motosport.com team kit Jimmy Albertson used to preform many of his famous "boner air" maneuvers over the finish line in the LCQs. Check out all their products and programs at www.180Decals.comWas this post…
  • Renthal Opens 2015 Racing Support

    Scott Lukaitis
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Courtesy of RenthalRenthal is now accepting rider support applicants for the 2015 racing season. For nearly thirty years, Renthal has run a successful amateur rider support program here in the United States which has seen so many of the sports elite stars come up through. Support at the grassroots level is very important to us as it helps riders achieve their dream of turning pro and helps make the transition from amateur to pro more seamless. To apply for sponsorship from Renthal you must visit our dedicated sponsorship website at www.renthal.com/support, which allows you to upload all your…
 
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • Rukka Armaxis Jacket: The Land Rover of Jackets

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Krause Gear Geek Follow Me on G+If Dainese is the Armani of motorcycle gear, Rukka is that six-figure Land Rover that just returned from trekking across the globe like it was no big deal. Think ultra-premium, no-holds-barred, top-of-the-line bombproof motorcycle gear. Imagine the best and newest, most protective materials synthesized into the king of all cold-weather riding jackets.  Do that, and you have the new Rukka Armaxis Jacket. It’s like the Armas we’ve all come to love, but better.  Thought the Armas was a little too bulky? Fixed! Wanted D3O? Done! Wanted a…
  • Shoei VFX-W Helmet: For Explorers

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    If Lois and Clark were on dirtbikes, the Shoei VFX-W Helmet is probably the helmet that they would be wearing. It is made for kicking up dust in the woods, dirt roads, and open fields of the world. Lightweight, well-ventilated, and extremely comfortable, it is one of the very best.The Shoei VFX-W Grant 2 Helmet is a new graphic in the lineup that features a trippy dreamcatcher theme and vibrant undertone. Stretched out from the top of the helmet the dreamcatcher reaches to every corner of the lid giving it a very encompassing feel. Underneath the feathers and weave is an alternating…
  • Shoei X-12 Helmet: What's Your Trajectory?

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Speed. It is that simple. The Shoei X-12 is all about it. That is what it exists for. Track days and important races. It is… well… its destiny.The new Shoei X-12 Trajectory Helmet is a graphic that pays homage to the task of going fast. With a frantic assortment of streaking lines this helmet just begs to be in top gear and flying towards the finish line. It is all about the track ahead and gripping the controls with skill as you navigate the the tarmac with precision.For a top-tier helmet built for the most discerning riders on the planet, it is tough to beat the X-12 from Shoei.Have fun…
  • Shoei GT-Air Helmets: It's All About Choice

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Choice… we all kind of like to have one. For the most part, however, the options for a great touring helmet with unique style are quite limited. While graphics are often available, they tend to be pretty much the same, and kind of boring. Shoei has looked to change all of that with the newest iterations of its classic GT-Air Helmet.The Shoei GT-Air Grandeur Helmet is a great example of taking a longer stride than most. With a White/Silver graphic featuring wings and flowing vines, it is a helmet that has a visual style that is distinct from many other touring helmets. Here, you can…
  • Shoei RF-1200: Graffiti, Terminus, Brigand & Cruise Helmets

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    So this one is near and dear to me. The Shoei RF-1200 is my personal favorite helmet… of all time! I mean, other than the one Maximus wore in Gladiator of course. And maybe Darth Vader’s. But hey, I don’t think that either of those were DOT approved.The Shoei RF-1200 Graffiti Helmet leaves little to be misunderstood about its design. Like a subway car in 1989, this lid is tagged to the maximum with color, splatter, and crisp design. With a vast array of color along each of the side and a drip of ink over the faceshield, this is a helmet for the city streets… watch your front tire…
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    LeatherUp Blog

  • Building a Turboshaft Powered Motorcycle Land Speed Racer

    Katie Royale
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    When Anders Johansson got the idea of building a land speed racer powered by a TV94 turboshaft engine, he did what many dreamers don’t, he went out to his shop and got to work. This was back in 2010. He just took his project out for its first test run and from the looks of [...] Related posts: DiSalvo to break the land speed record. 2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F – First Ride Video Tricycle Toy for Adults Has a Harley Engine and Costs $75,000
  • Hungry for a new motorcycle event? We’ve got you covered with BikerFest.

    Katie Royale
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Las Vegas, the party town, will get another crazy long weekend of hard core rockin’ good times for bikers from October 2 to 5. The Las Vegas BikeFest Rally features a lot of entertainment, cool bikes everywhere,over $30,000 in cash and prizes to be won, the best aftermarket part vendors [...] Related posts: Las Vegas BikeFest 2010: Vendor Village, Cashman Center 2010 Triumph Speedmaster Giveaway at Sahara Hotel Las Vegas during BikeFest 2010 Victory Motorcycles at the 2012 Sturgis Rally – New Victory Location and Events Schedule
  • European Bike Week – Photos & More

    Katie Royale
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The 17th edition of European Bike Week® ended the European H-D® event season in spectacular style Harley-Davidson®’s traditional end-of-year party once again provided a week of awesome entertainment and great riding in the beautiful Carinthian countryside. Alongside the regular spectacles that bikers from far and wide have come to know and love, there were some [...] Related posts: Daytona Bike Week – Short Profile Tsunami Bike on Display at the HD Museum in Milwaukee This Week Daytona Bike Week 2012 – Bad for Vendors
  • DiSalvo to break the land speed record.

    Katie Royale
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Weather and quality of the salt permitting, pilot Jason DiSalvo will try this week during the Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph aboard his T twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket III-powered streamliner. Developed by Matt Markstaller (Hot Rod Conspiracy) and Bob Carpenter (Carpenter Racing), the [...] Related posts: Bonneville Salt Flats Host World’s Fastest Motorcycles First Woman to Ride an American V-Twin at Over 200 mph Watch This: World Record for Fastest Motorcycle…Hearse?
  • The curtains are lifted on the mysterious Polaris Slingshot.

    Katie Royale
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    The 2015 Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled, open-topped roadster. My knee-jerk reaction at first sight: Oh, it wants to be a KTM X-Bow. But, as you’ll see once I get into the specs and pricing, that’s not quite the case. It’s being marketed and licensed as a motorcycle, not a car—something that is already stirring [...] Related posts: Weird or Innovative: Three-Wheeled Motorcycle Concept or Roller Skate Bike? A Reminder Why We Ride Licensed Limited Edition Sons of Anarchy Harley-Davidson Bikes Will First Go on Sale at 2012 Sturgis Rally
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    Pipeburn.com

  • ‘01 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

    Andrew
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    When it comes to modern production bikes, it’d be hard to deny that Ducati have put some serious runs on the eye candy scoreboard. Whether it be in GT, Paul Smart, or even faired ‘S’ version, the Ducati Sport Classic is oft-cited as being the pinnacle of modern-meets-retro bike design. But let us remind you of another Pierre Terblanche Ducati design. This one’s a much rarer bird than the Sport Classic, but what it lacks in multitude it more than makes up for with the sheer boldness of its 70s-inspired design. It’s the limited edition Ducati MH900E. And as if that…
  • 1977 Yamaha RD400 by Rusty Bolt Garage

    Scott
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Written by Ian Lee. Sometimes a bike appears in our inbox that is hard to write a post on. It’s not so much the bike is built in bad taste, or lacks description from the builder, it’s because the damn thing has so many features it can be hard to know where to start. Today’s bike falls into this category, it is a cacophony of build aspects, all vying for attention at the same time. Coming out of the Rusty Bolt Garage in Santa Fe, this Yamaha RD400 has been built with everything “either upgraded, replaced, or repaired on this baby.” And what a beautiful baby it is. Starting at…
  • ‘79 Honda CB900F Bol d’Or – Andreas Goldemann

    Andrew
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    As someone who swims neck-deep in bikes every day, it’s all too easy to think that nothing great ever happens in the custom scene unless the people involved are in a similar state of bike-a-holic dependence. If you don’t wake up at 3am with an idea for a build burning a hole in your cerebrum, you just aren’t trying hard enough. But here’s proof that you can lead a bike-free life for many years and yet somehow pull a custom bike together that’s, well, that’s like this. Here’s Andreas Goldemann’s first bike in 10 years, and it’s a doozy.
  • Yamaha XJR1300 by Keino Cycles

    Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    In the cuisine game they call it a fusion. In music it’s known as a mash-up. And in biology it’s a hybrid. Put simply, it’s when you take two different things and make something new, unexpected and original. Now take that thought and consider today’s builder, one Sasaki-san of Brooklyn’s Keino Cycles. He’s bringing the Japanese obsession with craft and dedication to America, the birthplace of cool. So let’s meet the latest result of this grand cultural collision – it’s an unexpected take on a Yamaha XJR1300 created for the…
  • 92′ Kawasaki KZ1000P ‘Kwakazilla’ by Hajarbroxx Motorcycles

    Scott
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    In most western civilisations, we take basic human rights for granted. Take, for instance, clean drinking water, political freedoms and the ability to ride high powered motorcycles. This stands in stark contrast to our brothers and sisters in Indonesia, where any bike that was over 200cc was illegal to import or buy unless it was for military or police use. But why should they get all the fun? Well, today’s bike is a left over from the good ol’ days of South East Asian law enforcement and it’s addressing this imbalance, big time. It’s an Indonesian Kawasaki…
 
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    Everyday Riding

  • A Heated Gear Kind of Day

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

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

    Chris Luhman
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    I have been lucky enough experience two flat tires this year. One on my SV650 and one on the Ural.The flat on my SV happened on the way home from teaching a BRC less than an hour before I was to leave MN for my trip to India. At first, I wasn't sure what it was. The rear started to wobble slightly like my luggage rack had broken again. A few miles down the road it was clear what was happening as the wobble became more pronounced. The rear tire was going flat. Arg!I was only three miles from home and without my tire repair kit. I was also being picked up by a friend soon to leave the country.
  • Sidecar Rides For Kids

    Chris Luhman
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    I like riding, and I like sharing that joy with others. For the last couple years, I have been fortunate to do both at a local, annual block party giving sidecar rides to kids.You can see Rick's FJ sidecar above with my super shiny Ural in the back. There were dozens of kids lined up for their turn to "ride on a motorcycle."It was a fun event. With most of the kids laughing and having a good time. I especially appreciated the parents who took the time to say thank you.Sidecar Rides for Kids 2013 Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
  • Detailed Ural

    Chris Luhman
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have never seen my Ural as shiny as it is now since the day it was delivered from the dealer. A few weeks ago at the ridercoach night, I saw Greg's handiwork on a bike he had detailed. I have been wanting to get the Ural detailed since last year, but di.dn't know a good place to go. We agreed on a price, and I dropped it off. It took him almost two weeks to get it clean, so I paid some extra. He said it was the biggest detailing challenge he had so far. Specifically, the Boeshield T9 I use for anticorrosion in winter was very difficult to get off. I am really impressed at how great the bike…
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    Zen Motorcyclist

  • Frankie’s Gun

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

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

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

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

    Henry Yampolsky
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:49 am
      Several months ago we reviewed the Achievable Dream DVD Series, produced by Horizons Unlimited, a worldwide portal, resource and meeting spot for motorcycle travelers. Recently, Zen Motorcyclist.com contributor, Henry Yampolsky, spoke with Grant and Susan Johnson, who after spending ten years traveling around the world on their modified BMW F80GS, founded Horizons Unlimited, which now has members in over 160 countries, hosts travelers meetings worldwide and provides one of the most comprehensive resources for motorcycle travel. Click here to view the embedded video.    
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Tour of the Week – California: Mendocino Coast

    RoadRUNNER
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s California Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Fall 2002 issue.
  • Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda!

    Joseph Trey
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    We awake to a wonderful breakfast at The Griddle; a culinary treat complete with a sassy waitress who will perk you up even more than the coffee. We fuel up knowing that today’s goal is somewhere in Oregon. According to the TAT maps, there’s fuel in Denio, about 100 miles away, but we play it […]
  • Time to Re-Tire?

    RoadRUNNER
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Life’s too short to only own one motorcycle, right? But we can only ride one at a time. If you own a bike that only does a couple of thousand miles a year, should you wait until the tires are worn out before you replace them? If not, when? And how do you know how […]
  • Product Review: AltRider KLR 650 Skid Plate Review

    Steve Mauk
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    For those wishing to explore the off road capabilities of their Kawasaki KLR 650, the stock plastic skid plate should be replaced with something more substantial. The stock plastic item may be tougher than it looks, but in a rock versus plastic grudge match, my money goes on the rock every time. With something as […]
  • 40th Anniversary Gold Wing and Honda’s 2015 Model Lineup

    RoadRUNNER
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The year was 1974, and the place was Cologne, Germany, at the International Motorcycle Show. Honda, one of the big four Japanese motorcycle companies, introduced a model called the Gold Wing GL1000. The bike was targeted at riders who wanted to cover serious mileage on their two-wheeled machines, which was a somewhat novel concept at […]
 
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Kruz Triumph Daytona 1000

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

    Geoff Baldwin
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Cam from Stories of Bike paid the Kustom Kommue another visit a few weeks ago to film part 2 of his "Two Cities" series. The series is about two communal workshops in Melbourne and Sydney (The Kustom Kommune and Rising Sun Workshop) and a project build they are both undertaking thanks to Harley-Davidson. This one also features a few riding shots of me on my W650 Cafe Racer...Read more »Return of the Cafe Racers    |    Facebook    |    Twitter    |    Pinterest
  • XJR1300 Rhapsody in Blue

    Geoff Baldwin
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    The next instalment of Yamaha's awesome 'Yardbuilt' series of custom motorcycles using models from their current range is here! This time they've collaborated with Japanese born, Brooklyn based builder Keinosuke Sasaki and his workshop Keino Cycles. Based on another Yamaha XJR1300  Keino's 'Rhapsody in Blue' now joins the ranks of the Wrenchmonkees 'Monkeefist' and the Deus ex Machina 'Eau Rouge' as some of the coolest modern XJR custom conversions around.Read more »Return of the Cafe…
  • XLCH Ironhead Land Speed Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Busch and Busch build beautiful bikes, there's no denying it. In fact I was so in love with their Bultaco Matador that I almost bought it! Their most recent build however, is much more than just a visual feast, despite being jaw droppingly sexy. The Busch and Busch Harley Davidson XLCH is a purpose built land speed racer. It's bodywork required epic design, fabricating and finishing hours and what they have planned for its engine will turn it into one helluva mean machine. Like many builds getting it to the stage you see here has been full of trials and tribulations and there's…
  • Cherry's BMW R Nine T Highway Fighter

    Geoff Baldwin
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Mooneyes show in Japan. The builder that took out best of show (for the second year running) was Kaichiroh Kurosu and his workshop Cherry's Company. Their 'Left Bond' Harley chopper showed a level of finish and detail that was mind blowing. Earlier this year BMW Mottorad had the brilliant idea of handing over several new BMW R Nine T's to some of Japan's most recognised builders and Cherry's, of course, made this list. Although Kaichiroh's preferred base for custom builds are Harley Davidsons he took the challenge and…
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    YouMotorcycle

  • The M1 Exit Course Disappointment

    YouMotorcycle
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Got a comment in from Ronald H. Ronald decided it was time to get back riding again after a 25 year hiatus. He turned to a motorcycle training school thinking that it was the right move to help him get back on the road, and was disappointed with the results. We’ve had good things to ... The post The M1 Exit Course Disappointment appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Important Questions

    YouMotorcycle
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Five Important Questions That Season 7 Will Solve 1) Will Juice Survive? Personally, I crossed off Juice’s name under “Club Assets” and wrote it in under “Club Liabilities” a long time ago. Juice has lied, withheld information, framed, and even killed a club prospect. Will Juice survive? I hope not! Either way, the saga around ... The post Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Important Questions appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Character Changes

    YouMotorcycle
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The first episode of Sons of Anarchy’s seventh and final season airs tonight. This is post two of three Sons of Anarchy Season 7 posts we’re sharing before the premier at 9 PM EST on FX. Last post was the teaser / trailer for Sons of Anarchy Season 7. This post is looking at the changes ... The post Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Character Changes appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Trailer

    YouMotorcycle
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The first episode of Sons of Anarchy’s seventh and final season airs tonight. Here’s a trailer giving a couple sneak previews. Stay tuned for our next two posts as we’ll look at the themes which will be central to Season 7 and the change in characters you can expect to see. Sons of Anarchy Season ... The post Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Trailer appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Best Western Gets Even More Biker-Friendly – #BWRider

    YouMotorcycle
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Two years after the summer of love, the summer that saw almost one hundred thousand people converge in the Haight-Ashbury ‘hood of San Francisco, on June 26th 1969, Easy Rider was released in theaters. The film starred Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, two groovy bikers search of America (who couldn’t find it anywhere). The duo ... The post Best Western Gets Even More Biker-Friendly – #BWRider appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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  • On Board the 2015 Kawasaki KX450F with iSAW camera

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    WARNING: We filmed this video without a protective case so audio will be distorted from the wind! Take a lap with us around Milestone MX with our iSAW camera...
  • DVD - Trailer - European Enduro Championship 2013

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    DVD - Trailer - European Enduro Championship 2013 Video + Cut: Enduro Media Freie Filmmusik by Cayzland Studio http://www.cayzland-music.de.
  • 2002 Phoenix 250 SX

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    This is the 250 Phoenix round of the 2002 AMA Supercross Season.
  • EMX65 Champion Nikita Kucherov - Motocross

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    WATCH MXGP LIVE on http://www.mxgp-tv.com FOLLOW MXGP Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mxgp Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mxgp Instagram: http://www.insta...
  • 2015 KTM 350SXF - The 15s

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    For the first episode of The 15s we bring you the very popular 2015 KTM 350 SXF. This bike is all new with new suspension settings, new grips, new graphics, ...
 
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • The Biggest Arizona Motorcycle Safety Mistake You Don’t Want to Make

    Breyer Law Offices
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Arizona motorcycle safety is no laughing matter, and you’re no stranger to the principles of safety on your hog. Otherwise, you might not be reading this article. But here’s the thing: when it comes to motorcycling, that attitude that you know all there is to know about safety and that you don’t need to review your safety tips and your habits on the road at least every once in a while is the biggest mistake you can make. When you get complacent and you start thinking that you’re invincible and that your own excellent riding skills will always keep you out of danger, you’re actually…
  • Safe Practices for the Prevention of Bullhead City Motorcycle Crash Injuries

    Breyer Law Offices
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Millions of people enjoy the freedom of the roads throughout the United States each year, but a Bullhead City motorcycle crash and the injuries that come with these accidents can ruin that for you. According to statistics from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), more than 575 collisions happen in the city every year, and these incidents, especially when involving motorcycle riders, have a habit of causing injuries. In fact, nearly 300 injuries are reported in traffic collisions in the city each year in statewide crash statistics. The dream of freedom for so many riders starts,…
  • 4 Safety Moves Every Arizona Motorcycle Rider Should Make

    Breyer Law Offices
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    If you’re an Arizona motorcycle rider, or you love somebody who is one, then you’re out on the internet looking for safety information for one reason: to keep the rider safe. Safety is key when you’re riding a motorcycle. You don’t have the benefit of a seatbelt, a seat, air bags or the big frame of a vehicle to keep you safe from crashes ranging from mild fender benders to serious collisions. When you are involved in even the most minor of collisions, you know that it can lead to serious injuries, or even to your death. And if you know that and you accept it as a reality, then…
  • What Are You Willing to Do to Avoid a Yuma Motorcycle Collision?

    Breyer Law Offices
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    As a motorist you know how to be safe on the road, but you may not know, or may not realize, that it’s up to you to avoid a Yuma motorcycle collision. Although motorcycle riders have an obligation to do whatever it takes to keep themselves safe, you also have an obligation when sharing the road with them to do whatever it takes to keep yourself from becoming a hazard for these vulnerable motorists. If you want to do your part in keeping yourself out of harm’s way and the roads safe for your two-wheeled road-sharing peers, here are some things you’ll have to be willing to do. Slow down…
  • What to Do when You’re Involved in a Pinetop Motorcycle Collision

    Breyer Law Offices
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Being involved in a car crash is never ideal, and when you’re involved in a Pinetop motorcycle collision, frustrations can run even higher. When you are hit by a negligent driver on the road, you’re likely to be hurt, scared, and confused. These situations can be extremely horrifying and can lead to more anguish if you’re not able to handle them properly. Even when your adrenaline is pumping, it’s important to remember these tips for handling your accident, so that you can minimize the risk of additional or worsened injuries, and help yourself stay cool emotionally and mentally until…
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  • Alpinestars Jackets for Urban Motorcycle Riders

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

    Ryan
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    LaPera Seats In this world, there are certain combinations that just seem meant to be.  The identity of each thing becomes intertwined with the other so that they always go together when thought of.  American muscle and racing stripes are one such example.  When you think of a muscle car from the 60’s or 70’s, you are more than likely picturing it with a set of solid racing stripes running side by side down the center.  This retro look has survived over the years and now you can give your Harley the same classic sporty appearance with the new handmade LePera racing stripe seats. The…
  • Icon 1000: The Hood and Fairlady Jackets

    Ryan
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    With their 2014 Fall gear release, Icon continues to hone in on their goal of fusing the Urban Assault culture with timeless styling.  They are able to bring classic looks to greater heights and create whole new trends that others are sure to follow.  The new Icon 1000 collection takes this fusion to a higher level.  The collection is bolstered with a new jacket for both men and women.  Together, The Hood and Fairlady jackets complete a classic new look that is redefining what motorcycle apparel can be. Mens The Hood Jacket So often, we cruise the streets in just a hoodie because,…
  • New Weatherproof Scorpion Pants for Men & Women

    Ryan
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Fall is just around the corner and with that comes cooler temps and rain storms.  But why should that stop you from riding?  If your answer to that is because your gear can’t handle it, it’s time to upgrade.  Scorpion’s new fall gear release has options for both men and women that allows you to brave all weather conditions.  This gear is more than just waterproof, it’s weatherproof. With this fall release, Scorpion is making it so that all you need is one jacket and pair of riding pants to ride in all conditions.  That means that you no longer have to scramble around to get your…
  • Mustang Dave Perewitz Signature Seats For Harleys

    Ryan
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Dave Perewitz Mustang Seats Just hearing the name Mustang might be enough to convince you to buy a new seat for your Harley.  If that’s not enough to convince you, hearing that a Mustang seat has been designed by the legendary bike builder Dave Perewitz should do the trick.  Two legendary names like that don’t come together too often in the motorcycle world, but when they do you can expect nothing short of greatness.  To accomplish that, Mustang and Perewitz have teamed up to produce top-notch Harley seats.  The Mustang Dave Perewitz Signature Seat collection combines amazing…
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  • Honda recall of 126,000 motorcycles

    admin
    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

    admin
    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. How about Cycle World magazine for only $1.00 per issue or Motorcyclist for only $0.83 per issue?   Even though my friends tease me about my frugal ways, they always come up to me looking for…
  • The Four Coolest Motorcycle Helmets

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Time for a new motorcycle helmet?  Check these four out.   Submitted By Steve H of Helmethelp.com   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

    admin
    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 Amazon.com     - Printed in the USA - Screen Printed on a Gildan 6.1 oz…
  • Anti Monkey Butt Powder with Calamine

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Get past the funny name, this stuff is a life saver.   by Mark DT   I just got home from a great five-day ride of over 2000 km.  I will be sharing details of that ride for the Dreams Take Flight charity elsewhere on this blog, but for today I bring you a quick review of this stuff, Anti Monkey Butt Power with Calamine.   Tuck a bottle of Anti Monkey Butt Powder with Calamine away in your saddle bags on your next long ride.     So what is this stuff?  Essentially think of it like talcum powder that prevents sweat and bacteria appearing where it has no business…
 
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    TwoWheelMania

  • Can-Am Boosts the Side-by-Side World: The New Turbo Powered Maverick

    Eric Ellis
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The 2015 Can-Am side-by-side  lineup just got big boost—a turbo boost that is. The powersports manufacturer recently announced that its new two seater Maverick X ds and four seater Maverick Max X ds models will be available with a factory installed turbochargers mated to the already potent Rotax 1000R engine. This is the first time in the UTV industry a machine has been offered from the manufacturer with a turbocharger. This boost in performance will kick the output of the 1000R engine from 101 horsepower to a whopping 121-horspeower and industry-leading torque, 40-percent more than its…
  • Introducing Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM Team

    TwoWheelMania
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Troy Lee Designs Announces New Multi-Year Deal with KTM Motorsports Jessy Nelson Troy Lee Designs (TLD) announces a multi-year deal with KTM Motorsports which will see the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM team riders compete in both the 2015 AMA Supercross Series as well as the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship aboard Red Bull / KTM supported motorcycles. Structured as a multi-year alliance, the cooperative effort will include both the factory supported Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM race team in addition to creating a newly defined infrastructure that will…
  • AIMExpo Scheduled For October

    TwoWheelMania
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Motorcycle riders will flock to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, October 16 to 19, for the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo. Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn more about motorcycles and get an up-close look at new products. “Trade attendees have access to the most comprehensive education and networking opportunities in the industry, view new products and connect with exhibitors and distributors, media receives world-class access to product launches and media amenities, and the general public receives a backstage pass to it all!”…
  • New 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 ‘Defines The Modern Sportbike Market’

    TwoWheelMania
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Kawasaki recently teased its new Ninja H2 in a video, titled “Built Beyond Belief.” The video  announced that the bike will be revealed at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Germany at the end of September and beginning of October. According to Kawasaki, the Ninja H2 expands beyond the motorcycle industry, drawing inspiration from aerospace, gas turbine and other highly technological fields. The new Ninja H2 was named after the original 1972 Mach IV H2. “Kawasaki is anticipating huge international interest in the H2, which represents a unified approach in engineering and…
  • O’Neal Racing RDX Boots Have It All And Then Some

    TwoWheelMania
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    When it comes to dirt biking, there are few pieces of equipment that are more important than boots. Having a good pair of boots can make all the difference when it comes to safety or performance. Riders will need a good pair of quality motocross boots and that’s just what the O’Neal Racing RDX Boots bring to the table. O’Neal Racing RDX Motocross Boots O’Neal Racing RDX Boots Made with an aluminum body vice ratchet strap, riders will find that these boots are the perfect fit. This comfort should be a primary concern when shopping for any boots. However, the design…
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  • Top 5 Moto-Commuting Pack-alongs

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

    Jeremy Blanchard
    5 Jun 2014 | 7:51 am
    Having recently been in receipt of a flat tire, and since my ‘old’ plug kit is not usable on the tube type tires of my 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400SM, I had an opportunity to try out a new roadside tire kit: Slime. Slime is a sealant goo that you inject into the tire, or tube in this case, through the Schrader valve stem. Slime, unlike “Fix-a-Flat”, does not contain compressed air and therefore will not pump up the tire on its own. This is fine if you either carry your own inflation solution or are near enough to a service station to pump the tire up. By the time I was in…
  • DRZ and the Flat Tire

    Jeremy Blanchard
    23 May 2014 | 11:35 am
    I’ve been commuting to work on my 2006 DR-Z400SM and enjoying it for its lightweight and easy maneuvering through Boston traffic. Last week, I think that maneuvering got the better of my back tire. I got to work just fine, but when I walked out of the office many hours later I suited up, use the magic start button, pulled away and immediately noticed something funny feeling. After a couple of seconds I was sure I had a flat tire and wouldn’t you know it, I did. The DR-Z400SM may have street sized rims and tire, but the rims are tube-type rims, so my experience with and possession…
  • DR-Z FTW

    Jeremy Blanchard
    5 May 2014 | 6:18 am
    If you read my last post you’ll know that I am still getting used to my new-used 2006 DR-Z400SM. Today was my second 23 mile commute into work in usual Boston traffic and the first time I hit reserve on a fuel tank that I had been tracking mileage. I hit reserve at 108 miles on the tripmeter, and eventually reached a convenient gas station at 123 miles, where I filled up with 2.06 gallons resulting in a calculated fuel economy of 59.28 MPG. This figure is slightly overstated though, as the previous owner put on slightly smaller-than-stock profile tires (60s instead of 70s) making the…
  • First Commute on the DR-Z400SM

    Jeremy Blanchard
    2 May 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Today marked a return to the moto-commute. Since changing jobs in the summer of 2013 I have been disincentivized to commute on the bike for a couple reasons, both related to traffic though. That’s somewhat beside the point, however, as I also sold my Yamaha FZ1 which was a superb commuter, but ultimately a bit overpowered and boring. Having recently purchased a used, and only slightly abused, 2006 DR-Z400SM I was eager to get back in the saddle but hesitant due to a lack of trust in the DR-Z. I am still in the initial setup and adjustment phase of owning this bike and the DR-Z is so…
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    Bel-Ray Racing Photos, News, Racing, and more.

  • Bel-Ray Racer Andrew DeLong is AMA National Enduro Champion

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

    marketing
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    2014 EWC, Round 7 France Renet wins at GP of France Words and photos by Husqvarna Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pela Renet caps off an incredible 2014 season with a double Enduro 2 class win at the EWC GP of France Ensuring a winning end to his 2014 FIM Enduro World Championship campaign, newly crowned Enduro 2 champion Renet delivered a double victory at the seventh and final round of the series in Brioude, France. Free from championship pressure having secured the E2 title at the GP of Italy, the Husqvarna rider produced a flawless performance in France. Clearly enjoying his home GP…
  • Husqvarna Racing Mexico MXGP Photo Gallery

    marketing
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Photo gallery of the Bel-Ray supported JM Racing team from the recent MXGP in Mexico. Racers featured are Romain Febvre and Aleksandr Tonkov. Photos courtesy Husqvarna. Photo Credit J.P. Acevedo. Related posts: Husqvarna Brazil MXGP Photo Gallery Team CLS Kawasaki Mexico MXGP Photo Gallery Mexico World Motocross Photo Gallery
  • Team CLS Kawasaki Mexico MXGP Photo Gallery

    marketing
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray supported Team CLS Kawasaki in action from the recent World Motocross event in Mexico. Racers featured include; Tommy Searle, Dylan Ferrandis, Arnaud Tonus and Thomas Covington. Images are courtesy Kawasaki Europe. Related posts: Team CLS Kawasaki Brazil MXGP Photo Gallery Team CLS Kawasaki Brazil World Motocross Photo Gallery Team CLS Photo Gallery
 
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    Helmet or Heels: I'm comfortable in either!

  • Good-bye Faithful Friend

    helmetorheels
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    A couple of weeks ago we had to unexpectedly say good-bye to our dog, Abby. Abby We knew someday it would happen, just not that day! Our family first met her when my son brought her home at four weeks. Abby at 4 weeks old A neighbor down the block was giving away puppies because the mother stopped nursing. There were 11 puppies and this is the one my son brought home. Convincing hubby and me that he’ll take care of her we decided to keep her. Our son kept his end of the bargain. In fact, my son chose the dog over getting a summer job and saving for a car. Looking back now that was the…
  • I was feeling old until …

    helmetorheels
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    Check out this video! 80 reasons to keep moving!
  • Breakfast, lunch and hugs are served!

    helmetorheels
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I haven’t been here, but if you live or are traveling through Albuquerque, NM you’ve got to stop at Tim’s Place! Here’s a link to Tim’s Place. Do share if you’ve been there!
  • And the Verdict is …

    helmetorheels
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    I went back to the neurologist this week for another MRI and MRA. My sister came with me. She was very happy not being the patient Well the verdict is no riding, at least for now. The left vertebral artery is healing, but still has a ways to go. The doctor doesn’t want me to risk another “event” especially since there’s no clear cause of the first dissection. I’m bummed, but when he spelled out the continued risk it was rather sobbering. The same goes with exercising. I have to start slow and see how it goes. No crazy work outs for now. I also need to be careful…
  • Guess Who Came to Visit?

    helmetorheels
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    My brother-in-law drove to Minnesota for a business and we found a stow-away … my sister Peggy!! Me and my sister Peggy!! Since Peggy’s diagnosis and my dissected vertebral artery we haven’t seen each other in a forever!!! What a wonderful surprise to have a visit from my sister  and brother-in-law. Peggy still has an inoperable cancer tumor, but her attitude is outstanding. She will be in town for a few days and is going with me back to the neurologist on Tuesday. I’m hoping for a good report … like back to riding my motorcycle, off the rat poison, I mean…
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  • chopper and bobber gas tanks

    Adrian S
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Just saw this pic of some gas tanks on Pinterest and liked it. Check out some of these choppers and bobbers (clickity click) In other news, Phil M. from a place close to my heart (Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada) sent in a pic of his CX 500 rat bobber: When I worked in the motorcycle industry ... The post chopper and bobber gas tanks appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • get your cafe racer in a ray ban commercial with bikerMetric!

    Adrian S
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Have a cafe racer? Want it to be a Ray Ban commercial? Located in/around Lancaster, California? Check this out. Yesterday bikerMetric got an email from a producer for a Ray Ban commercial that will be shooting in the first week of October (assume October 6th) at Willow Springs near Lancaster, California. The company is looking ... The post get your cafe racer in a ray ban commercial with bikerMetric! appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • irish national rally 2014

    Adrian S
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Pete’s blog, Occhio Lungo has been putting out some great posts about the Irish National Rally at the end of last month in Killarney, Ireland. Pete and K rode up on a 1939 Norton ES2, with K on the back seat snapping some great pictures of the ride. Pictures from the Irish National Rally Pete was ... The post irish national rally 2014 appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • bike builder tom fugle’s video

    Adrian S
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Came across this video on Tom Fugle that was originally part of the Born Free Show when I was reading The Selvedge Yard, and thought all of you crazy builders and painters and welded might love it. The post bike builder tom fugle’s video appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • luxemburg sidecar party

    Adrian S
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Found these shots on the xs cafe – it looks like there was a huge sidecar party in Luxemburg. Check out more pics at the xs cafe. The post luxemburg sidecar party appeared first on bikerMetric.
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR65: Riding the Honda Magna

    Reuben
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    Meet the 1985 Honda Magna.  30 years old, and still running strong as ever.  Back in those days, the Honda Magna was one of the kings of the street.  With its V4 engine configuration, the Magna has the heritage of Honda’s racing efforts at the heart of the bike, but it’s wrapped in a cruiser […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Icon Pursuit Touchscreen Leather Gloves

    Joe Rider
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Icon Pursuit Touchscreen Leather Gloves Display Name: Jeff WI Cons: Thumbs are long for my size. Date Submitted: September 3rd, 2014 Pros:  Great fit, nice leather, blocked out all wind. Great gloves. nice fit, they block out the wind and are very comfortable. […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – HardDrive Handlebar Clock

    Joe Rider
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the HardDrive Handlebar Clock Display Name: Robby H Cons: none Date Submitted: August 25th, 2014 Pros:  universal fit, good finish, low price Clock was easy to install on my VTX1800 and it looks good. Shipping was fast. Check out all the HardDrive Line and other Accessories here. […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Bell Pit Boss Solid Helmets

    Joe Rider
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Bell Pit Boss Solid Helmets Display Name: Ed O. Great Helmet Cons: no ventilation, visor optics not great, paint not as durable as some others Date Submitted: July 28th, 2014 Pros:  Light, built in visor, removable ear curtain, low profile fit, rear adjuster I […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Shadow Cool Ride Mesh Motorcycle Jacket

    Joe Rider
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews. Today’s customer review on the Shadow Cool Ride Mesh Motorcycle Jacket Display Name: Big Al   TX Good Value Cons: Main zipper zips from the wrong side from what US jackets normally zip. Date Submitted: September 1st, 2014 Pros:  Light weight, breathable and comfortable to wear I removed all of […]
 
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    Beijing Electric Bike Tours - Beijing's Electric Bike Blog

  • Buyer's Guide to High Performance Electric Bikes and Scooters in Beijing, Part 3

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:40 am
    Scooting around Beijing for so many years have given me ample time to think about the future of electric bikes, here in China and the rest of the world. It has left me with questions such as:Why don't more people in North America and Europe ride electric?Is it the cost? Practicality? Esteem of driving cars?Why can't electric bikes go faster, i.e. highway speeds?What would it cost to buy a bike that would satisfy 90% - 95% of my commutes?After years of searching with no results, we took it upon ourselves to build something that actually tackles majority of the questions: Evoke Electric…
  • Baby I'm Amazed by You

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    We're so very lucky to be able to entertain guests from all over the world. We get to meet people with vastly different cultures, ethnicities and types. Some local Chinese people aren't that lucky and are still amazed when we have foreign guests joining us on our tours. Take for instance this gentleman.From his reaction coming out of the subway station, it seemed as if this was his first time he's seen foreigners before. Although it's not that surprising, as many smaller cities, towns and villages in China have probably never hosted foreign guests. So don't take for granted the…
  • Drum & Bell Tower Demolition

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    After hearing about the Drum & Bell Tower demolition 3 years ago, i've been encouraging as many people as I can to visit it before this slice of history disappears. It looks like time ran out and they're actually beginning demolition of the tower now. R.I.P. A beautiful piece of Beijing history.Full Story here: http://online.thatsmags.com/post/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-historic-drum-and-bell-area-buildings-look-set-for-demolition
  • Raising the Roof

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Looks like this guy was too busy raising the roof that he forgot to check his height restrictions. Looks like he was plowing through at quite a fast pace to do this much damage. Ahh, the things you get to witness when you ride above!
  • 6 Guys, 1 Bike

    22 Jun 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Definitely not recommended...but awesome nonetheless. 
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  • “Mad Men” Era Photographer Got Close To BSAs, BMWs

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    16 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Donald L. Miller has never owned a motorcycle. He’s never ridden one, either. But he does have vivid memories of days spent with BSAs and BMWs. There are photos of the Beezers and Beemers to prove it – carefully composed stills and compelling action shots that he took for advertising campaigns during a more than […] The post “Mad Men” Era Photographer Got Close To BSAs, BMWs appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Hamden Police Nab Rider of “Police” Bike

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    16 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Police in Hamden, CT last week arrested a motorcyclist on a variety of charges after spotting him run a red light on a “police” bike, which was actually a dirt bike equipped with siren as well red and blue flashing lights. The bike had the word “police” stenciled in various places. Nicholas Ferrucci, 21, of […] The post Hamden Police Nab Rider of “Police” Bike appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Superleggera Draws Attention At IMOC

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    14 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    STURBRIDGE, MA – Of all the motorcycles at IMOC today, there was one that drew more gawkers than all the others. The reasons were numerous. It’s expensive, rare and, if Ducati’s claims are to be believed, it has the best power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle ever built. It’s also gorgeous. Owner Bill Rauh of Princeton, […] The post Superleggera Draws Attention At IMOC appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • New England Represented In Motorcycle Cannonball

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    11 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Dan Emerson of Connecticut at 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball New England is well represented in this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run with three participants from Connecticut and one each from New Hampshire and Vermont. There are also seven riders from New York. The coast-to-coast trek involving pre-1937 motorcycles began Friday in Daytona Beach, FL and ends […] The post New England Represented In Motorcycle Cannonball appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • A Backroads Buildup To Big W’s BBQ

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    5 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    One of the pleasures of motorcycling is spotting a previously-unexplored road and, on a whim, taking it. Sometimes the result is a dead end. A more common outcome is discovering a route that becomes part of a regular ride pattern because of the scenery or the fun factor of the road. That’s what happened back […] The post A Backroads Buildup To Big W’s BBQ appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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  • Converting Nsr250 carb needles to adjustable.

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

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

    Nick Prionas
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Many thanks to Walter(AUT) for the pics of his NF4 bike. I hope the new pipe will deliver the goods.
  • MotoSport Magazine

    Nick Prionas
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Το περιοδικό Motosport επανακυκλοφόρησε ύστερα από 11 χρόνια απουσίας. Μπορείτε να το βρείτε στα κεντρικά περίπτερα της Αθήνας και Πειραιά καθώς και στην υπόλοιπη Ελλάδα προς τα μέσα με τέλη Αυγούστου το αργότερο. Όπως και σε κάθε περιοδικό μοτοσυκλέτας που σέβεται τον εαυτό του, έτσι και εδώ δεν θα λείπουν οι αναφορές στο…
  • Motorcycle Republik

    Nick Prionas
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    This post is about the one and only Hellenic Motorcycle Museum that is based in Athens, Greece.  It features a big collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as many barnfinds.Panagiotis Mariolopoulos(GR) has gathered a quite broad collection of motorcycles with something for everyone, ranging from 1919 up to present though with an emphasis tilted mostly toward European models. The collection is constantly changing and expanding in a three-storey building, that each one features it's own theme. At the museum, you will find names from Ariel up to Zündapp and most of the…
 
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  • Home Is Where The Motorcycle Is

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    For me - home is on the seat of a motorcycle. While some people wouldn’t always associate the word comfort with motorcycling, for me, it’s as close as it gets. I am just more comfortable riding a motorcycle than doing anything else. On a motorcycle waves of comfort flow over me - the wind in my face is an experience that helps overcome any disappointments or heartbreak. It’s a feeling of freedom that is unmatched by any other experience I’ve ever had.On a motorcycle, I can leave my past mistakes behind me and look forward to what’s coming around the next…
  • A Compelling Story Of Royal Enfield In India

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
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  • Signs You May Be a Squid:

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    You don't have a license because the DMV test is just retarded and has nothing to do with "real riding."When you "gear up" for a ride you put on sunglasses and gloves, cause gear makes you look like a douche. Besides how else can chicks see your biceps?You know that proper body position is squished fully forward in the seat, heels hooked on your pegs, and toes splayed outward because that's what the most experienced riders in your crew do.You think the most wonderful sound a motorcycle can make is boucing off the rev limiter.You have a mohawk on your helmet or spikes on your bike.You ride…
  • Watch The "King" Do What He Does Best - Yamaha TZ750 Indy Mile

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  • Honda Recalling Goldwings

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    American Honda has filed a recall with NHTSA, which sees the recall of 126,000 Honda Goldwing motorcycles. The recall comes about because the rear brake of the Honda Goldwing may drag after the brakes have been released.With 533+ bikes already experiencing the problem, Honda’s recall affects GL1800 bikes built between 2001 and 2010, and also affects GL1800A bikes built between 2001 and 2005.Since dragging the rear brake could cause a crash, and because the added heat generation could cause a fire (four instances have already occurred), Honda has recalled the Goldwing, though has not…
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  • How To Start Your Claim With A New Bedford Slip And Fall Attorney

    Kevin Landry
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, hiring a New Bedford slip and fall attorney can help you negotiate a personal injury settlement. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, the first few actions that you take can either protect or damage your potential claim. These few tips can help you go about claiming compensation successfully. Starting Your Claim With A New Bedford Slip And Fall Attorney Report The Accident To The Property Owner If you get hurt in a trip and fall or a slip and fall accident, you should immediately report the incident to the property owner…
  • Injury Lawyer New Bedford MA | Ocean Explorium At New Bedford Seaport

    Kevin P. Landry
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    A trusted injury lawyer New Bedford MA explores New Bedford and a great place to bring the kids on a rainy day this summer; The Ocean Explorium. The kids are officially out of school in most places and if they’re not busy in camp or at the beach, there are a number of other places you can explore with them. One of the best places to bring children in New Bedford is the Ocean Explorium. You can find the explorium in the lobby of the previous New Bedford Institution for savings. With several different living aquatic environments, outreach initiatives, and interactive exhibits, the explorium…
  • How To Solve Problems With New Bedford Auto Accident Lawyer Contingency Fee

    Kevin Landry
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Each lawyer may have a slightly different arrangement for how much they wish to get paid, the general rule is that New Bedford auto accident lawyer contingency fee should be between 30-45%. The most important thing to consider before hiring a New Bedford auto accident lawyer is how much it’s going to cost you. Contingency fee here means legal fee that is paid to the lawyer only when they win a settlement for you or after a successful trial. You can always negotiate New Bedford auto accident lawyer contingency fee depending on the nature of your case and the cost of pursuing it. Problems…
  • When Should You Fire Your Providence Slip And Fall Lawyers?

    Kevin Landry
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    There are many reasons why you can choose to fire your Providence slip and fall lawyers. Below are some of the common scenarios that can make you fire your slip and fall lawyer. p andIf you have a slip and fall injury case and you are wondering if you should hire another lawyer, you need to ask yourself the reason behind your move. A lot of situations can lead to problems between Providence slip and fall lawyers and their clients. Here are some few examples The lawyer’s competence is questionable The client has a poor relationship with the lawyer There isn’t sufficient communication…
  • New Bedford MA Auto Accident Attorney | Hiring Big or Small Firms?

    Kevin P. Landry
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Car accidents can happen at any time, so it is very important that you always equip yourself with the best legal representation. READ ON to see whether you should hire a big legal firm, or a smaller New Bedford MA auto accident attorney. All over the state of Massachusetts, there are all different types of accidents that involve automobiles. The people that are involved with these automobile accidents have a decision to make after the incident takes place: they can either hire a big auto accident attorney firm to handle their personal injury case, or they can hire a smaller New Bedford MA…
 
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  • I’m not playing

    Dexter Scull
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    I don’t “do” Facebook (*to the point where I even have to get James in the office to post these onto the MotoGoLoco wall for me…). I think I’m too old and I’ve a better face for radio (as long as it’s played at night, with the lights off). So that means this whole ice-bucket […] The post I’m not playing appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Washer

    Dexter Scull
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    I found a washer on the garage floor this morning. Next to the bike, about six inches from the side stand. A 10mm/M4 washer, judged by eye. Stainless. No idea where it came from. I spent ten minutes going all over the bike and couldn’t see where it might have shed a washer – and […] The post Washer appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Smartphones

    Dexter Scull
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    I have to admit it: I hate Smartphones. Of course, I have a Blackberry, as it seems you can’t be taken seriously in the IT game without one. I’ve also had HTCs, iPhones, Nokias, Motorolas, even the Windows phone (very briefly). Having a client who’s in the phone game has helped when I’ve found I […] The post Smartphones appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Dexter Uber Alles?

    Dexter Scull
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    I admit it. I wandered into a BMW dealership over the weekend. I did get out without buying anything, but boy it was close… There were a lot of bikes there that really appealed to me. I had a K1200RS at one point, bought for the blend of speed and practicality it offered. While it […] The post Dexter Uber Alles? appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • The Forth Road Bridge is 50

    James Miodonski
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Despite clearly being the uglier sibling, (and facing imminent replacement) the Forth Road Bridge was first opened by the Queen 50 years ago today, on the 4th September 1964.  Costing £16m back then, it now transports upward of 25 million vehicles between Fife and the Northern outskirts of Edinburgh every year. So – by way of […] The post The Forth Road Bridge is 50 appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
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  • Motorcycle Radio: The DawgHouse #277 interview with AMA Daytona Sportbike Champion Jake Gagne

    Warren Massey
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The newest Motorcycle radio show is ready for your listening pleasure HERE! BUT, Phil forgot to turn on the recording so the first 15 minutes are lost for the ages, bad Phil. And you know that it was the best 15 minutes of motorcycle radio the world has ever missed, so send hate main to Phil@ntnradio.com! Ken’s News: Terry Hershner makes history as winning the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. Mercedes to make move to counter Audi’s purchase of Ducati. The cops in India want your motorcycle. Warren’s News: Honda gets it ‘Wings clipped 40th Anniversary of the Honda Gold Wing Is the…
  • Is the future of motorcycling getting dimmer as cars become smarter?

    Warren Massey
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    No bikes in this future? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, recently issued an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” on “vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.” Which means they are considering requiring a transponder be added to transmit your vehicles data. In this age of American bureaucracy that means it is all but a done deal. This document initiates rulemaking that would propose to create a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, No. 150, to require V2V communications for light vehicles. In this…
  • Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle: Project LiveWire Test Ride!!!

    Warren Massey
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Well I had a very cool email waiting for me when I got home today. I get to test ride the Harley Davidson electric motorcycle Project LiveWire when it arrives at Rommel HD in Annapolis, MD. You can be sure I will do a review with pictures and video of that event!
  • Motorcycle Charity Ride: 9/11 Rattle the Runway 2014

    Warren Massey
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Debbie and I rode our “Army” motorcycle in the 2014 Rattle the Runway ride to support the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Fund.  This commemorative ride is an attempt to honor the memory of the people killed in the attack on the Pentagon.  The ride loosely follows the path of Flight #77 from Dulles International Airport to the Pentagon The weather for the event was great; I rode in a t-shirt and leather vest (yea I know ATGATT…) while Debbie started in a light jacket and switched to her vest at the staging area.  We left the house a little late this year and missed the opening ceremonies but…
  • Motorcycle Recall: Honda gets it ‘Wings clipped…. to the tune of 126,000 bikes recalled!

    Warren Massey
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    As a lot of Goldwing owners have known of the problem with the rear breaks sticking, dragging, overheating and some even catching fire!  Honda has initiated a recall on the bikes to fix the issue.  The bikes that are affected are GL1800 Models from 2001- 2010, 2012, and GL1800A models from 2001-05. “The recall notification letter Honda sent to the NHTSA states a “preliminary letter” will be sent to owners with instructions on how to conduct pre-ride and post-ride inspections so they can identify the condition. If the condition exists the bike should be taken to the dealer to be…
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  • An Introduction to Motorcycle Gymkhana

    Ewan Fleming
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    If you haven’t participated in a motorcycle gymkhana, odds are that you probably haven’t done any sort of low speed motorcycle exercises since getting your license.  Yet how often are you required to navigate a car park or filter between cars in slow traffic as opposed to getting your knee down in turn two at the local track?  We need to maneuver our bike at low speed all the time yet most of us neglect to practice and hone these skills. This is where motorcycle gymkhana is both a great way to improve your riding abilities and at the same time have a lot of fun. Simply put, motorcycle…
  • A 250cc Adventure Bike for $2,895? It’s Called the CSC RX-3 Cyclone

    Ewan Fleming
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    Adventure bikes are great (ones that can actually go on dirt that is), yet so often they feature large displacement engines which makes them expensive to buy (and repair). So what about a smaller, practical adventure bike that has all the off road abilities of bigger bikes but costs less than $3,000? Such a thing exists and it’s called the CSC RX-3 Cyclone. The Chinese built (but American imported) bike features a liquid cooled 250cc engine. That may sound small, but think about it – some of the most popular dirt bikes have a similar displacement. Adventure bikes aren’t…
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 Render and Rumor Round-Up

    Ewan Fleming
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    The official release of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is now two weeks away and the Japanese manufacturer has certainly done a great job of drawing all attention their way. Ducati Scrambler – that’s yesterday’s news. And today, French magazine MotoJournal has released their latest issue with what they claim is an accurate render of Kawasaki’s Ninja H2. So what do we know about the Ninja H2? We’ve rounded up all the rumors below. We know it won’t be/have: A 2-stroke A 3 cylinder engine A car What we think it might be/have: A supercharged 4 cylinder An engine…
  • 2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner Announced

    Ewan Fleming
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    The Honda VFR800X is receiving a fairly decent update for the 2015 model cycle. The VFR800X is a derivative of the venerable VFR800 sports tourer which received a major upgrade this year, but unfortunately Honda has seen fit to not change things up too much for the ‘Adventure Bike’.  Maybe next year. Thankfully the 2015 model update isn’t just a choice of some new colors but includes an increase in peak power from 101 to 106 bhp (an increase of 5 per cent).  Honda also claims that both low and mid-range torque have been improved for the 782cc V4. Also included for the…
  • Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS Review

    Ewan Fleming
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    The 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS is a great bike – fantastic even. And I say that because after riding it, the Tuono has gone from a bike that was close to the bottom of my ‘want to own list’ to instead become a bike I would love to have as my everyday ride. Yes, it’s extremely fast and yes, it’s got more technology than an average car. But it’s also more than capable and comfortable enough to use a commuter. It’s not just a track weapon. The Aprilia Tuono V4 R is just an all-round practical motorcycle – one with a wonderful soul, too. The Tuono V4 R ABS was first released in…
 
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