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  • Dramatic video shows alleged road rage incident on California highway

    06/22/2017 6:46:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    ABC ^ | June 22, 2017 | Julia Jacobo
    Southern California police are searching for a motorcyclist who was involved in an alleged road rage incident that injured one person on Wednesday. Around 5:45 a.m., witnesses driving southbound on State Road 14 near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, California, filmed an altercation between the motorcyclist and the driver of a silver sedan, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Joshua Greengard. In the video, the motorcyclist appears to try to kick the sedan on the right. In response, the sedan veers to the left and briefly collides with the motorcyclist before losing control and crashing into the highway divider wall....
  • Trump cancels Harley Davidson factory visit over planned protests: report

    01/31/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by Historix · 66 replies
    President Trump's scheduled trip to a Harley-Davidson factory in Milwaukee on Thursday has been canceled over the likelihood of protests, CNN reported Tuesday. An administration official told the news network that the plans were scrapped after the motorcycle giant became uncomfortable with the threat of demonstrations. Over the weekend, massive protests broke out at airports across the country after Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Other large protests were planned for the president's Milwaukee visit, according to CNN. Trump was originally supposed to head to the factory for a...
  • Causeway motorcyclist traveling 116 mph before crash, official says

    12/12/2016 3:29:44 PM PST · by BBell · 71 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/12/16 | Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A motorcyclist who sailed off the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway after crashing into a sport utility vehicle was clocked at 116 mph moments before the wreck, a bridge official said Monday (Dec. 12). The search for the victim has resumed, with sheriff's deputies from St. Tammany and Jefferson parishes scouring the water in boats.-snip-Dufrechou said a Causeway police officer was driving south on the bridge on Saturday at about 11 p.m. when he saw a motorcycle speeding north. The officer radioed to a colleague who was parked in a crossover near the bridge's eight-mile hump.-snipInvestigators were not sure whether the cyclist...
  • Coast Guard searching for motorcyclist who flew off Causeway

    12/11/2016 12:38:57 PM PST · by BBell · 35 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The Coast Guard Sunday morning (Dec. 11) continued its search for a 35-year-old motorcyclist who catapulted off the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway's northbound bridge late Saturday. The motorcycle rammed into the back of an SUV around 11 p.m., leaving debris spread over a half-mile stretch, Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said. The northbound lanes remained closed for several hours before reopening around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Dufrechou said. The operator of the motorcycle has not yet been identified. Dufrechou said the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred about eight miles from the south shore. A...
  • ‘Habitual traffic offender’ in Pasco jail after running over motorcyclists

    05/31/2016 9:45:16 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    WFLA ^ | 5/30/16
    LUTZ, Fla. (WFLA) – A 31-year-old Land O’ Lakes man is facing a variety of charges following a serious crash Monday near the intersection of US 41 and County Line Road in Lutz. Robert Vance is being held without bond at the Pasco County Jail. He is facing one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Florida Highway Patrol says Vance is classified as a habitual traffic offender. Witnesses say Vance drove his vehicle over...
  • FLASHBACK: Reagan puts 45% tariff on Japanese motorcycles to rescue HARLEY DAVIDSON

    03/30/2016 5:27:05 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 1983
    In an unusually strong protectionist action, President Reagan today ordered a tenfold increase in tariffs for imported heavyweight motorycles. The impact of Mr. Reagan's action, which followed the unanimous recommendation of his trade advisers, is effectively limited to Japanese manufacturers, which dominate every sector of the American motorycycle market. The action was exceptional for protecting a single American company, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company of Milwaukee, the sole surviving American maker of motorcycles. The only comparable trade action by this Administration, the President's decision last May to impose quotas on sugar imports for the first time since 1974, was aimed at...
  • What the Parts Man Sees (some motorcycle-buying considerations)

    07/12/2015 10:16:56 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 48 replies
    City Bike ^ | May 2015 | Maynard Hershon
    I saw my buddy Al in a café, having lunch alone and sat down with him. He sells clothing and accessories in a multi-line (Triumph and Italian) motorcycle shop. You pass by him and are greeted by him on your way to the showroom or service department. He mentioned to me long ago that you could tell what a person rides when you see him walk in the door. Is that true? “Oh, yes,” he said. “You can tell. “A Moto-Guzzi customer is older, gray hair, heavier-set, rides by himself, comes in alone. Guzzi riders are different from riders of...
  • Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight ISIS

    10/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    The Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | October 14, 2014 | Agence France Presse
    THE HAGUE: The Dutch public prosecutor said Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling ISIS in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime. "Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forbidden," public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin told AFP. "You just can't join a fight against the Netherlands," he told AFP after reports emerged that Dutch bikers from the No Surrender gang were fighting ISIS insurgents alongside Kurds in northern Iraq. The head of No Surrender, Klaas Otto, told state broadcaster NOS that three members who travelled to near Mosul in...
  • Celebrated #Ferguson Capt. Ron Johnson Pulls Gun on Unarmed White Kids on Bikes

    08/26/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Last week Attorney General Eric Holder met with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in Ferguson. nd the highway was clearly already shut down at this point.</p>
  • HPD: Woman tied to crash before officer's death now in Mexico

    06/14/2011 12:03:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 13, 2011 | CINDY GEORGE
    A woman accused of leaving the scene of a traffic accident last month where an investigating Houston police officer was later killed has been charged with two felonies and is believed to have fled again — this time, to Mexico. Houston police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Francisca Cortez, 28. Authorities said they believe she is the driver who struck two motorcyclists on Interstate 610 near Yale on May 29. While investigating that wreck, Officer Kevin Will was fatally struck by a suspected drunken driver. In a probable cause affidavit filed Friday in Harris County, police revealed...
  • Pink Floyd star’s son armed with stone on day of riot (tried to start a fire)

    12/12/2010 7:52:59 PM PST · by Frantzie · 34 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 12-13-2010 | LYNSEY HAYWOOD
    THIS is Pink Floyd star David Gilmour's yob son Charlie menacingly tossing a rock in the air during Thursday's student riots.
  • At 147 mph, highway safety is just a blur

    09/17/2010 10:18:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 124 replies · 1+ views
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 17, 2010 | Liam Migdail-Smith
    Going 96 mph on a 65-mph highway is enough to land a speeder in serious legal trouble. That’s 31 mph over the speed limit, and it’s the threshold between a regular speeding violation and the more egregious offense of “excessive speeding,” which earns violators a meeting with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that they’ll likely walk out of with a suspended license. On Wednesday night, state police stopped a motorcyclist they said was clocked at 147 mph. That’s 82 mph over the limit. “That is probably the highest speed I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been at PennDOT nine years now,”...
  • Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car

    08/12/2010 4:11:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 169 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Aug 10, 2010
    Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car A state trooper rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper trooper, officials said. The incident happened on the northbound ramp from Interstate 5 to State Route 599 at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Pratt said the trooper was chasing a group of at least nine members of a south King County motorcycle group who were speeding dangerously and getting too close to cars. As the trooper tried to close in on the fastest biker, he...
  • Wounded Vet Asking For Help Finding Stolen Motorcycle

    05/27/2010 6:26:47 AM PDT · by SF_Redux · 8 replies · 364+ views
    Video at link, Or story below,, HERE GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Twenty-four-year old R.J. Wild shows off the medals on his backpack following two tours of duty as Marine. The most special, the Purple Heart, given to those wounded or killed in combat. "I thought the medals were too precious to my heart to let go and just sit in a closet and get dusty," said Wild. Wild's unit was ambushed in Iraq in 2006. Two rocket propelled grenades hit them. "The next thing I know I wake up in Germany," said Wild. "I was in ICU with any kind of...
  • Motorcycle Hits Pedestrian At 70 MPH, Kills 2

    05/19/2010 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies · 1,655+ views
    CBS 11 ^ | 05/19/2010
    Dallas police say a traffic accident Tuesday night involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle rider doing a wheelie at 70 MPH left both men dead. Police on Wednesday identified the fatalities as 45-year-old Paul Bellard and 38-year-old Lashon Hudson. The crash happened in the 6200 block of Bonnie View Lane. Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse says witnesses reported that at about 10:30 Tuesday night Bellard was attempting cross the street, but did not use the crosswalk. Janse says Bellard failed to yield right of way to Hudson's motorcycle and was hit. Janse says the motorcyle had "the front tire off the...
  • Motorcyclist dies in apparent road-rage crash (Darwin Award ?)

    08/11/2009 5:27:57 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 123 replies · 2,274+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 08-10-2009 | Adam Foxman
    A motorcyclist was killed Monday in a collision with a motor home on Highway 101’s Conejo Grade after he slowed rapidly in front of the recreational vehicle in an apparent road-rage incident, authorities said. The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old Ventura man, was killed about 12:22 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 near Camarillo Springs Road when he collided with a roughly 30-foot motor home driven by Michael Antoine, 68, of Thousand Oaks, said Officer Terry Uhrich of the California Highway Patrol’s Moorpark office. The motorcyclist and Antoine were both traveling about 55 mph when the collision occurred in the right lane, authorities...
  • As profit plummets, Harley to cut 1,000 more jobs

    07/16/2009 9:40:31 AM PDT · by 10Ring · 35 replies · 905+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2009 | Rick Barrett
    Nearly half of the 1,000 job cuts announced by Harley-Davidson Inc. on Thursday will come from Wisconsin, the company says. Of the 1,000 jobs to be eliminated, about 480 will come from Wisconsin, including the elimination of 300 hourly production positions. About 180 salaried employees will lose their jobs here, including 100 from Harley-Davidson Financial Services. The production of Harley-Davidson Sportster engines in Wauwatosa will be shut down for about 14 weeks late this year, including the company's entire fourth quarter.
  • Harley Davidson Sportster (vanity)

    05/12/2009 11:01:39 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 156 replies · 4,984+ views
    5/12/09 | Brwnsuga
    Can anybody tell me if the Harley Davidson Sportster 883 is okay for a beginner? Any suggestions on the best bike to start out with?
  • Tom Cruise 1st to Get Ducati Superbike

    01/31/2008 9:58:22 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 67 replies · 361+ views
    AP ^ | 1-30-08 | ap
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Cruise is the first on the list to get Ducati's newest motorcycle — a $72,500 superbike bristling with titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber technology that can scoot up to 200 mph. Cruise is scheduled to take delivery of the Desmosedici RR at Beverly Hills Ducati this week. Only 1,500 of the red-and-white Moto GP racing replica motorcycles will be made and Cruise gets the first.
  • CycleSpace Takes Online Motorcycle Enthusiasts to the Next Level

    01/17/2007 12:57:26 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 8 replies · 443+ views
    CycleSpace Takes Online Motorcycle Enthusiasts to the Next Level ATLANTA--CycleSpace announced today the launch of their new website, CycleSpace.com. A fusion of the MySpace experience, Internet television, and dedicated resource information, CycleSpace serves up a media-rich, fully interactive social networking environment to the motorcycle culture. “Our own research showed there was a need for an all-inclusive portal where enthusiasts could share and enjoy all aspects of their culture,” says Jeremy Wolfe, founder and CEO of CycleSpace. “It is the first of its kind to fuse a social network, like myspace, with Internet television that delivers programming geared specifically toward the...