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  • (FR Motorcycle Hooligan vanity) Honda F6B or Indian Chieftain?

    12/05/2015 2:03:45 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 82 replies
    12/5/15 | Marty
    Alright, you Freeper Motorcycle Hooligans: Marty is tentatively in the market for a new bike. Current contenders are the Honda Gold Wing F6B vs the Indian Chieftain I’d like to hear anyone’s experiences with either of the above 2 bikes — or with any other large dual-bag cruiser Here’s what I”m thinking: HONDA F6b: PLUSSES: 1800cc 6-cylinder boxer engine, liquid-cooled, known for great balance of torque vs high-end and for longevity Shaft drive Slightly lower asking price than the Chieftain Modern electronic features Great Honda fit & finish, engineering MINUSES: Does not have old-school look nor much chrome INDIAN CHIEFTAIN:...
  • Funky, Folding Portable 'Suitcase' Motorcycles:

    10/24/2015 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 October 2015 | reaganite Republican
    I find most all vehicles interesting somehow -historically, artistically, or the technology- but was always more of a 'car guy' than into bikes. I've ridden a little but never actually owned a street bike of any sort. So forgive me if I'm out-of-it but I never even heard of the 1981-83 'HondaMotocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net. Seems to have quite a following, andthe dandy lil' 50cc scooter-ish thing was meant to be ordered along with new cars (in Japan) too, where it could be purchased as an option- it fit neatly...
  • Driver Who Swerved and Hit a Motorcycle: I Dont Care

    10/20/2015 9:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 95 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A dramatic motorcycle crash that left two injured was caught on video by another motorcyclists helmet camera. Saturday afternoon, Eric Sanders and his friend were riding their motorcycles down a Granbury, Texas road when a car suddenly swerved and clipped his motorcycle, throwing Sanders and his girlfriend off the bike. Ive got a gouge in my elbow that is bone-deep, Sanders told WFAA. Video posted to Facebook shows Sanders friend confront the driver of the car. What were you doing? You hit them, you can hear the friend say. I dont care, the driver of the car says. The man...
  • Motoped Survival Bike Looks Like a Million Bucks

    10/12/2015 8:47:34 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    Autoevolution ^ | 4/9/15 | FLORIN TIBU
    The Motoped Black Ops is a shameless, shallow grab for attention that has 100 percent done its job on me. A zombie hunting moped? Seriously? But the product behind it is actually pretty sweet. A highly customizable moped with a 500-mile (805 km) range, 200 mpg (1.2 L/100km) efficiency and heavy-duty engineering. It easily converts to an ultralight dirtbike if you swap the 49cc stock engine for something larger, and its long travel suspension should make it pretty capable on dirt tracks.
  • At Auction | 1920s Brough Superiors (the "Rolls-Royce of motorcycles")

    10/10/2015 4:17:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 10/8/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    At Auction | 1920s Brough Superiors Oct 8th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Motorcycles | by Jared Paul Stern It is a miracle that all this docile strength waits behind one tiny lever for the pleasure of my hand, T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) wrote of his Brough Superior in the 1920s. Built by hand in Nottingham, England from 19191940, the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles became an instant legend thanks to the likes of Lawrence, who owned eight of them. Extremely fast, exclusive and expensive, no two of the custom-built bikes were exactly alike. At its Stafford, UK sale...
  • Exclusive: Ex-Harley-Davidson execs look to build Royal Enfield brand from Milwaukee

    09/01/2015 11:26:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies
    Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Olivia Barrow
    With less than 1,000 motorcycles sold in the U.S. last year, the Royal Enfield brand has a somewhat underground presence. But the newly hired Milwaukee team equipped with years of experience at Harley-Davidson Inc. plans to change that. Royal Enfield last month announced it has set up a North American headquarters for distribution and sales in Milwaukee, with Rod Copes, former head of global sales and customer service for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG), at the helm as president. Copes' team set aggressive distribution goals for the end of 2016, looking to serve the middleweight motorcycle market as...
  • MN firm reveals 110mph electric motorcycle and will beat Harley to market

    07/31/2015 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Adam Uren
    (Photo: Victory Motorcycles, website) A Minnesota company appears to have beaten Harley-Davidson to the punch by unveiling its first electric street motorcycle. Medina-based Polaris Industries, makers of Indian and Victory motorcycles, has this week revealed its Empulse TT high-performance sport bike, which runs without gas and has a top speed of 110mph. The Pioneer Press reports that with the Empulse appearing in Victory dealerships by the end of the year, Polaris has secured a key advantage over competitors Harley, whose Project LiveWire motorcycle wont be brought to market until battery technology has improved enough to allow for longer driving distances....
  • 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 caf, 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...
  • Brazil Motorcycle Cop Shoots two (video)

    06/28/2015 9:05:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this video that is said to be from Brazil, a motorcycle officer is involved in a chase after two people on another motorcycle. The passenger on the motorcycle being chased throws a spare helmet at the pursuing officer. We do not know the backstory, but the motorcycle being chased crashes into a pole, perhaps a power pole. The officer is able to slow down, stops his bike feet from the crashed cyclists, draws a pistol, and opens fire on them. He appears to shoot at least four times. It is difficult to shoot from a motorcycle if you...
  • Motorcycle Camera Mount question (vanity)

    04/23/2015 10:51:50 AM PDT · by zeugma · 27 replies
    Self ^ | 04/23/15 | Zeugma
    Hi y'all, I figured I'd post this here, because of the wealth of freeper knowledge out there. I figure someone will have some input. I bought a used Gold Wing some time ago. It came with the two mounts shown below (the chapstick is for scale). I've done some searching, for the kind of mount you'd attach to these so you could attach a camera, but I must be using the wrong terminology or something, as I've been unable to really find anything that is appropriate. Does anyone out there have any recommendations. I have a small video camera, and...
  • Revenge at the fuel pump

    12/21/2014 10:42:52 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    That was hilarious!
  • ESS Crossbow Suppressor 2X Review (Ballistic Sunglasses), Shooting and Motorcycles

    12/01/2014 1:33:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I do not write reviews, generally. It has to be a product that I am going to use. I needed a good set of sunglasses for shooting and motorcycle riding. I came across the ESS display at the 2014 Shot Show. They had several of their products that had withstood being hit with number 6 shot at 10 yards. This is a standard test required for them to be issued as military gear. These dimples on the glasses are from number six shot. It did not penetrate. ESS calls their products eyeshields, and that is a better description...
  • Cop gives up trying to pull over bully bikers

    10/24/2014 9:45:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    ny post ^ | october 23, 2014
    Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway. The confrontation earlier this month on Interstate 680 in Milpitas was filmed by one of the riders, who approaches the California Highway Patrol officer and motions for him to go away. The officer pulls ahead, and the motorcyclist waves goodbye as another rider puts a fist in the air.
  • Motorcyclist who jumped nude from cliff reportedly swerved to avoid turkey

    10/07/2014 9:33:45 PM PDT · by rey · 67 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | October 7, 2014 | RANDI ROSSMANN
    A turkey on Highway 1 caused a Canadian motorcycle rider to crash sometime early Monday, and the man told investigators he then walked to a coastal bluff and jumped off, naked. The 27-year-old Alberta man had shed his clothing as he walked and was found, nude and seriously injured, on rocks about 40 feet below a coastal bluff in Salt Point State Park. The CHP is investigating the mans crash and a Sonoma County sheriffs investigator is looking into what happened afterward, including whether he was trying to die or hurt himself or acted because of his injuries, said CHP...
  • Motorcycle Crash And Landing on Car Roof -- Amazing Video

    08/20/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/20/14 | unknown
    Youtube says this amazing video was posted an hour ago and has over 13,000,000 views.
  • Bacon-Powered Motorcycle Departs Austin

    08/13/2014 4:39:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KAAL ^ | Justin Thompson-Gee
    Weve all heard the phrase, bring home the bacon, but now Austin based Hormel is bringing home the bacon and turning it into motorcycle fuel. It is the definition of a one of a kind a diesel motorcycle that runs solely on bacon grease. We actually had the grease from our Rochelle, IL plant so it is all 100% Black Label, says Hormel brand manager for Hormel Black Label Bacon, Nick Schweitzer. Scott Schraufnagel who works for BBDO Minneapolis, the advertising agency responsible for the idea of the bike, says the motorcyle, runs on B-100 bio-diesel so what that...
  • Motorcycles and Ronald Reagan

    08/02/2014 9:37:46 AM PDT · by reg45 · 23 replies
    08/02/2014 | Self
    I was watching an episode of Jay Leno's Garage and he mentioned that Ronald Reagan had once owned an Indian motorcycle. Does anyone know more about this?You know, I can't seem to imagine Barack 0bama on a motorcycle - well maybe a Vespa.
  • Police track down motorcyclist clocked at 200 km/h (Montreal)

    07/11/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 07/11/2014 | ANNE SUTHERLAND
    A motorcyclist going in excess of 200 kilometres an hour on Highway 40 was tracked down at his Laval home Friday after he evaded police. Srt du Qubec officers noticed the speedster at 3 a.m. near Cte-de-Liesse Rd. and went after him with their lights flashing and siren blaring. The motorcyclist refused to pull over and continued west
  • VIDEO: Motorcyclist lands on his feet after crash

    06/22/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    MyFOX DFW ^ | 6-20-14 | Tracy DeLatte
    A motorcyclist walked away from a crash that could have been deadly. It was recorded by a red light camera in Clearwater, Fla. A car slammed into the bike, sending the rider cartwheeling into the air.
  • Texas woman arrested after failing to stop and talk to police officer

    04/14/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 129 replies
    upi ^ | April 14, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WHITEHOUSE , Texas, A Texas woman who was approached by a police officer who was acting suspicious was arrested after she failed to stop and talk to him. Melissa Bonnette was out for a walk on Friday morning when a Whitehouse Police Department officer pulled up alongside her on a motorcycle and asked her to talk. The officer, Shawn Johnson, allegedly approached Bonnette because she was walking on the wrong side of the road. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," Bonnette told KYTX. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but...
  • Remembering a great Irishman on St. Patrick's Day

    03/17/2014 8:47:59 AM PDT · by MarkL · 2 replies
    Me | 3/17/2014 | Me
    Every St. Patrick's Day, I give some extra thought to one of the few people I consider to be a true "Sports Hero," a phrase far too often overused. Joey Dunlop was one of the greatest motorcycle road racers ever, and while he was granted the MBE for his incredible accomplishments on the TT courses around the world, especially the Isle of Mann TT, he was granted the OBE for his humanitarian work, something he quietly did, without looking for recognition.
  • Dead man buried in transparent coffin while sitting on his Harley-Davidson

    02/03/2014 5:03:54 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Anika Rao
    A man who loved his bike a lot, took it with him when he died. Bill Standley, 87, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, spent many years traveling across the United States, on his 1967 Electra Glide. Standley left behind three children, two sons and daughters. His daughter, Dorothy Brown, said that the idea for her father being buried with his beloved bike, came about 18 years ago when they were discussing what to do with this bike when he died.
  • RYNO Motorcycles

    01/26/2014 4:38:17 PM PST · by eldoradude · 63 replies ^ | Jeff Perez
    Anyone who rides a motorcycle will tell you that theres nothing like the thrill of riding headlong on the open road with the wind in your face and worries at your back. A motorcycle is truly one of mans best friends. But what if someone changed the formula a formula, mind you, thats been relatively unchanged for a over a hundred years. Chris Hoffmann may just be that man, and his one-wheeled RYNO motorcycle may be the next great invention in the motorcycle world. But what exactly is a RYNO?
  • BMW Motorrad and Dainese to Cooperate on Motorcycle Apparel Airbags

    01/14/2014 9:48:33 AM PST · by BraveMan · 12 replies
    BMW Motorcycle Magazine ^ | July 22, 2013 | staff
    BMW Motorrad and Dainese have announced they will cooperate in joint development of innovative motorcycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad. Taking the Dainese D-Air Protect System as its starting point, the partners will be developing motorcycle rider equipment with fully integrated inflatable protectors for BMW Motorrad. The first product to emerge from their cooperation will be the DoubleR RaceAir one-piece leather suit with D-Air racing protectors, designed exclusively for use on racetracks. The racing suit is scheduled to be presented at the international EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this November, once BMW Motorrad has completed all the required testing in...
  • '57 Chevrolet + Harley-Davidson = ???

    12/03/2013 5:47:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Chevy-Davidson...? Check out the details, like hood ornament worked into the front fender, exhaust routed out '57 Chevy rear bumper outlet, chrome bullet in front of engine, headlight bezel '57...
  • Nebraska man's stolen motorcycle found after 46 years

    11/12/2013 8:15:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06, 2013
    <p>OMAHA, Neb. Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen.</p> <p>The 73-year-old Omaha man learned last week that California authorities had recovered his 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 at the Port of Los Angeles. The bike was about to be shipped to Japan when customs agents who checked the vehicle identification number discovered it had been reported stolen in February 1967.</p>
  • Black biker gang behind SUV attack in NYC

    10/06/2013 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Anila · 89 replies
    WND ^ | 10/1/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Here is what the local newspapers did not report about the mob of dozens of motorcycle riders who chased, stopped and beat the father of a young Asian family on a Sunday afternoon in New York City: One, the mob was black, says the police report. Two, this is merely the latest of several such examples of racial violence on wheels, witnesses say. Except this one is on video. All six minutes and 27 seconds of it. Recorded on the helmet-cam of one of the members of the black motorcycle mob. The newspapers say it was a motorcycle gang, said...
  • Police Cruiser Slams Into Couple On Bike Dash Cam Video Couple Flies Over Troopers Car

    09/19/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 11, 2013 | mamma tejada
    Police Cruiser Slams Into Couple On Bike Dash Cam Video Couple Flies Over Troopers Car. Newly released dash-cam video shows an Ohio State Trooper slamming his cruiser into a couple riding a motorcycle. The trooper, Jacob Daymon, was driving on U.S. 35, east of Dayton last month, when the camera caught the moment of impact. Daymon appears to not see the couple until it's too late and the two are tossed back over the car. As Amy and Corey Waldman lay alongside the road, Daymon asked if they were alright, then checked his vehicle and ran up the road to...
  • RUMBLE OF PRIDE - Cinematic Rider's Perspective of 911 Ride to DC (Saving Private Ryan music)

    09/10/2013 3:36:41 PM PDT · by gaijin · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | today | me
    5 min inspiring video showing rider's perspective of 9-11 Harley ride to Wash DC, after permits were denied. VERY moving selection of music --from Saving Private Ryan..? The video maker had some basic knowledge about video editing. This played for me only in Safari, not Firefox (which would permit only the first 10 seconds of the 5 min video), my guess is the music was not licensed. WARNING -- YOUR SCREEN *WILL* GET BLURRY. -- >LINK BELOW <--
  • Kickstands up! 2 Million Bikers participants head to D.C. for 9/11 [photos]

    09/09/2013 6:07:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/9/2013
    The ride is on. As Twitchy reported yesterday, organizers of the 9/11 2 Million Bikers to D.C. march are moving forward despite reportedly being denied an event permit. Riders across the country are tweeting that their kickstands are up and their motors are revving up. Safe travels to all. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!! @kinsman59: Iron Horses on the move for America… 2MBIKERS #tcot #Syria— Prudence (@dennygirltwo) September 09, 2013 Only 30 hours til #kickstands up in #Louisville!! #2MillionBikersToDC @michellemalkin @HDWashington #patriots — JODI RAYBORN (@RaybornsWifey) September 09, 2013 groups are already on their way. American soil is feeling vibrations of patriots...
  • Florida State tight end Nick OLeary walks away from horrific motorcycle crash(video)

    07/26/2013 7:22:20 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 7-26-13 | Christopher Wilson
    Nick O'Leary, Florida State tight end and grandson of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, not only survived but walked away from the insane crash in the above video. As originally reported Wednesday night by Bud Elliott at Tomahawk Nation, the accident occurred on May 2 in Tallahassee. After slamming into the front of a car that pulled in front of him, O'Leary slid between 75 and 100 feet while the remnants of his motorcycle crashed into the windshield of the Star Metro Bus. According to the accident report obtained by Tomahawk Nation, O'Leary was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Tallahassee...
  • Motorcyclist dies after crashing at nearly 300 Mph

    07/15/2013 4:09:59 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 59 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 7/15/12 | Dave Sherwood
    BOWDOINHAM, Maine (Reuters) - A Florida motorcyclist known as the "fastest man on two wheels," died Sunday after crashing at just under 300 miles per hour while trying to break his own record for the fastest speed on a conventional motorcycle in a time trial in Limestone, Maine...
  • Canada:Giant Wolf Chases Motorcycle

    06/28/2013 5:27:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 June, 2013 | NA
    Giant Wolf Chases MotorcycleAmmoLand Gun News Manasquan, NJ --( Last Saturday, Tim Bartlett, a motorcyclist from Alberta, Canada, was chased for over a mile by a wolf while he roared down British Columbias highway 93.The wolf, which Bartlett said was the biggest dog hed ever seen, kept pace with the machine, at times reaching 40 mph, and came within feet of the man. In an interview with the National Post, Bartlett said: When [the wolf] heard me coming, it jumped back over a [roadside] barrier and it started running. I sped up a little bit, it got in nice and...
  • Banff Motorcyclist Pursued by Massive Grey Wolf Along Stretch of B.C. Highway, Takes Pictures

    06/25/2013 2:14:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    National Post ^ | Tristin Hopper
    Last Saturday, Banff mechanic Tim Bartlett was christening a new motorcycle through the Rocky Mountains when he had a rare wildlife encounter that was equal parts terrifying and enchanting. On a stretch of British Columbias Highway 93, a massive grey wolf emerged from the trees, lunged at his speeding ride and chased after him at full speed as he pulled away. The story would have become little more than another legend clanging around the roadhouses of Western Canada if Mr. Bartlett had not whipped a camera out of his top pocket to record the event for posterity; capturing a series...
  • Off-Duty Cop Hits 4-Year-Old Girl With Motorcycle Then Shoots and Kills Angry Dad

    08/16/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/16/2012 | Jason Howerton
    Moments after his motorcycle struck a 4-year-old girl, an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot and killed the girls irate father after he allegedly attacked the officer, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Pat Camden identified the officer as a 43-year-old veteran of the Chicago Police. The officer was headed home on Saturday evening when the horrifying incident occurred. As he was driving home, the officer says he saw a child unexpectedly run into the street. In order not to strike the girl directly, the cop jumped off his motorcycle, pulling it down on its side on...
  • Utah deer dies after mounting moving motorcycle

    06/11/2013 7:58:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    ap ^ | 6-4-13 | ap
    <p>COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) Authorities say a Utah deer was mortally wounded after she mounted a moving sport bike during rush hour.</p> <p>Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Scott Peck says the doe dashed into traffic about 7:30 a.m. and leaped onto the motorcycle.</p>
  • Utah deer dies after mounting moving motorcycle

    06/05/2013 9:44:02 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies
    tbo ^ | June 4, 2013
    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah Authorities say a Utah deer was mortally wounded after she mounted a moving sport bike during rush hour. Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Scott Peck says the doe dashed into traffic about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and leaped onto the motorcycle. Peck says the 19-year-old rider was knocked off and slid about 100 yards, while the bike kept going for about 300 yards. The deer was disemboweled by the impact, fell from the motorcycle almost instantly and later succumbed to her injuries. Police say the rider was wearing protective gear and appeared to suffer little more than road...
  • Motorcyclist injured in funeral procession (sad update #20)

    05/09/2013 12:25:17 AM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | MAY 9, 2013 | Susan Shroder
    NORTH COUNTY A motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday night while escorting a funeral procession on westbound state Route 78 east of Mar Vista Drive, the California Highway Patrol said. About 6:40 p.m., witnesses said the rider slumped over the handlebars of his 2008 Harley-Davidson, which veered right and struck an asphalt curb on the shoulder, CHP Officer Chris Parent said. He was traveling about 65 mph at the time.
  • MotoGP - Circuit of the Americas

    04/23/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT · by donaldo · 7 replies
    I attended my first MotoGP race over the weekend at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin. I've been following MotoGP for years and I've seen many races on the Speed Channel. Believe me, nothing can prepare you for this experience. Until you see and hear those motorcycles in person you haven't an inkling of the power and acceleration. It was a Repsol Honda day. The rookie Marc Marquez won, followed by fellow Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha). This was on my bucket list and I was tremendously impressed. The traffic was horrendous but I knew that going...
  • Motorcycle helmet laws detract from freedom

    12/27/2012 10:39:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 45 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/26/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Last spring, Michigan eliminated its helmet requirement for motorcycle riders who had additional insurance coverage and met other conditions. Six months after the bill went into effect, MLive ran an investigative series claiming to show the "regrettable impact of the change." The series focused on one main point: Motorcyclists who chose not to wear a helmet were more likely to die or be seriously injured in their crashes. This is true, but the analysis is lacking in other areas and the insinuation that allowing people to not wear helmets is more dangerous is not supported by the data. First, MLive...
  • Doug Thompson, founder of Capital Hill Blue, in critical condition

    11/11/2012 5:00:35 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    Doug Thompson, who many of us old-timers remember from the Clinton years, is in critical condition after hitting a cow while Doug was riding his motorcycle. Doug was a player in the anti-Clinton campaign with his website Capital Hill Blue. CHB was frequently cited on FreeRepublic during those years. He has since become a big broken-glass Democrat and retired to Floyd County to pursue photography.
  • Yamaha-frame bike with scuba tank makes Dyson shortlist [Runs on AIR!]

    11/06/2012 1:29:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 11-06-2012 | Staff
    Look what an Australian designer would like us to roll with in a no-emissions future: A motorcycle powered by nothing but air. Adding to a growing portfolio of ideas centered around compressed-air engines, this good-looking entry is called the 02 Pursuit. As an alternative-fuel bike, it reaches impressive speeds, given that is powered by a tank of compressed air. Opened up all the way, according to claims, the O2 Pursuit can do over 60 miles on a single tank and can zoom past trees and mountains at 87 mph. The obvious advantage to electric bikes would be that this Pursuit...
  • The untippable motorcycle with 'car-like controls'

    10/16/2012 1:55:01 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | CLARKE BOWLING
    The untippable motorcycle with 'car-like controls' CLARKE BOWLING Thursday, August 30, 2012 The all-electric, gyroscope-enhanced C-1 from Lit Motors brings the familiar controls of the automobile to the mobility of a motorcycle, all with safety and efficiency in mind. The San Francisco-based startup hopes to get the vehicle into production by 2014, reports the Detroit News. The electric vehicle will boast a 200 miles per charge driving range, a top speed of 120 mph, and the ability to withstand the impact of a large SUV without tipping over.
  • Derringer Cycle {motorcycle 1920}

    The Inspired by Board Track Racing the high-speed, high-risk sport of the 1920s industrial designer Adrian Van Anz set out to create his own version of the pared-down, souped up cycles that roared around those storied wooden motordromes..
  • Older bikers opt for third wheel

    09/15/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 14, 2012
    MOUNT AIRY, N.C., - Three-wheeled motorcycle riders at the National East Coast Trike-In in North Carolina said the extra wheel can be beneficial to aging bikers. Grady Howard, 74, who said he began riding motorcycles about 50 years ago with his wife, Barbara, said during the Labor Day weekend event in Mount Airy he was forced to switch to the three-wheeled design due to leg aches and other health issues, The New York Times reported Friday. "I told my wife it was either trike it or park it," Howard said. "And she said, 'Trike it.'" Industry experts told the Times...
  • Lake Elmo motorcyclist sets electric-bike speed record

    08/29/2012 3:52:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-26-12 | Mary Divine
    The unofficial results from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah are in, and it looks like Kevin Clemens has set a new world record for electric motorcycles. Clemens, of Lake Elmo, hit 78.4 mph on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The world record won't be official until it is ratified by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme. Clemens last year set the national land-speed record for electric motorcycles -- 61.538 mph -- at Bonneville
  • Vanity - Opinion on Can-Am Spyder (3-wheeler)

    07/30/2012 5:45:00 AM PDT · by Jonah Hex · 82 replies
    n/a ^ | myself
    All, I'm now north of 50, married, with kids finally moving out of the house. The family van is ready for retirement, so I'm thinking of a fun vehicle for commuting to work (about 10 miles daily) and the occasional "fun" ride down the Colonial Parkway with my wife. I used to ride a Kawasaki 305 back in my 20's, but gave it up when I got married (yeah, I know, whipped). Anyway, the Can-Am caught my attention as an "alternative" bike. I like quite a few of the features as well as the "quirkiness". I believe I could talk...
  • Motorcyclist says Dallas crackdown went too far (TX)

    06/21/2012 1:28:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 19 June, 2012 | DAVID SCHECHTER
    NEWS 8 EXCLUSIVE DALLAS It was Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, and Chris Moore riding southbound on Stemmons Freeway in Dallas in a pack of 50 to 100 sport bikes was pulled over while traveling below the speed limit. "I didn't expect that at all," Moore said. Officers were out in force that weekend, working to prevent another shutdown of a Dallas freeway like the one on Memorial Day weekend 2011 that ultimately led to three arrests. So why was Moore pulled over? Dallas Deputy Sheriff James Westbrook said he wanted to see what was on Moore's...
  • Mac Gyver Lives! Man build motorcycle from broken down car to escape desert

    06/12/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT · by njslim · 44 replies ^ | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    According to Merriam-Webster, ingenuity can be defined as "skill or cleverness in devising or combining" or "cleverness or aptness of design or contrivance." We'd say that's an apt description of a Frenchman named Emile who reportedly found himself stranded in the deserts of Northwest Africa after breaking a frame rail and a suspension swingarm underneath his Citron 2CV. What to do? Why, disassemble the broken hulk and build yourself a motorcycle from its pile of parts, of course! As the story goes, Emile was able to use the inventive machine to escape the desert, though not before convincing the local...
  • ...Brazilian driver went nuts! Biker left clinging from windscreen after he kicks woman's car

    03/27/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 30 replies ^ | 3-26-12 | Suzannah Hills
    A motorcyclist was left clinging on to a car windscreen after an angry driver rammed into him in a shocking road rage attack in Brazil. The whole episode was captured on camera by a member of the public and has now been posted on You Tube. Video footage shows a woman driver ploughing her silver four-wheel-drive straight into him before crashing her car following an altercation at traffic lights. It appears that the rider had angered the driver by kicking her vehicle and arguing with her after he tried to squeeze through a gap while stopped at a traffic light...