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  • ...daredevil... Italian rider conquers Italy's third largest lake on two wheels

    04/18/2018 9:03:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | George Martin
    This is the mind-bending moment a daredevil rides his motorbike across the third largest lake in Italy. Luca Colombo, a biker from Milan, set a world record for the longest distance ever travelled by motorbike on fresh water on July 31, 2017. To achieve the remarkable stunt, Luca rode from all the way from the town of Gravedona to Colico on the other side of the famous Lake Como - a distance of around 5km. Armed only with an inflatable bracelet, capable of expanding like a life-jacket, the Italian rode at breakneck pace at the water and hydroplaned his way...
  • Orange County Chopper owner declares bankruptcy.

    03/02/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by Kozy · 74 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 03/01/2018 | Mark Gary
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/american-chopper-star-paul-teutul-sr-files-for-bankruptcy/ar-BBJLnuK?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp
  • Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle coming in 2018

    01/30/2018 11:02:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.cnet.com ^ | January 30, 2018 10:28 AM PST | by Kyle Hyatt
    Harley-Davidson, not always the last word in cutting-edge technology, will enter the 21st century with a possibly LiveWire-based production electric motorcycle later this year. Harley-Davidson, that supremely American bastion of two-wheeled culture, is building a production electric motorcycle based on its excellent LiveWire concept from 2014 and we're stoked because it's supposed to hit dealers this year. Let's face it, Harley-Davidson is a weird company. It always just does its own thing and generally manages to just skate by, ignoring the ups and downs of the motorcycle industry as a whole, and that's why its LiveWire concept was both utterly...
  • Study shows the car you drive may reveal who you voted for

    11/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 116 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | By Michael McLaughlin
    Stanford University researcher used a computer algorithm to determined whether a neighborhood leaned to the left or right by looking at vehicles in 50 millions of images from Google Street View in 200 American cities. When sedans outnumbered pickup trucks, there was an 88 percent chance the city would vote Democratic. In areas with more pickup trucks, the odds switched to 82 percent in favor of Republicans, the researchers concluded.
  • Expensive Bacon

    07/18/2017 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | Ankit Ajmera
    Harley-Davidson cuts shipments forecast; shares skid
  • 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....
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Rides With Rolling Thunder (Video)

    05/29/2017 2:21:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 29, 2017 | sundance
    OK, there were a lot of requests for a picture of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson riding his motorcycle in the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day tribute. Yesterday we shared the video from the rally location just prior to the Noon start of the kickoff ride. However, T-Rex didn’t want to create a stir or draw attention away from the purpose of the event – so he was his customary self, low key. That said, after pouring through video footage I FOUND HIM.
  • Why men are rarely published in Dear Abby

    05/04/2017 7:33:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    internets ^ | 4-1-17 | unknown
    Dear Abby, I’ve never written to you before, but I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I’ve suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs; phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with the girls a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, “Just some friends from work, you don’t know them.” I once picked her cell phone up just to see what time it was and she went berserk and screamed that I...
  • Motorcycle rider beheaded in San Bernardino freak accident

    04/13/2017 8:39:02 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/13/2017 | Fosnews
    A motorcycle rider has been decapitated in a freak accident in San Bernardino. Authorities say 27-year-old Fabian Zepeda was killed Tuesday morning when he drove into a wire stretched across a road from a snapped utility pole.
  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Unveiled

    03/10/2017 3:25:55 AM PST · by BraveMan · 102 replies
    Ultimate MotorCycling ^ | March 9, 2017 | Ron Lieback
    The mid-weight naked motorcycle craze is alive and strong in America. Yamaha has its FZ-07. Kawasaki its Z650. Others have updated previous mid-weights due to this craze, such as Ducati with its Monster 797 and Triumph its Street Triple 675. Harley-Davidson wants a bigger piece of this market. It’s answer? The 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod, which is the third member of the Street family that includes the base 750 and 500. This Street Rod offers more aggressive styling, and claimed improved handling over the Street 750. The engine’s design was borrowed from XG750 flat track platform, and makes a claimed...
  • Honda's Newest Motorcycle Technology Won't Tip Over At Low Speeds

    02/14/2017 4:07:41 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    PowerNation ^ | 14 Feb 2017
    Honda's latest motorcycle technology, Honda Riding Assists, helps to prevent the bike from falling over at low speeds. A drive by wire system operates the front steering fork, which also extends out at low speeds to alter the bike's trail length. By electronically turning the front wheel left or right, the bike maintains its upright balance.
  • TV TONIGHT: Harley and the Davidsons Miniseries (to all motorcycle Freepers)

    09/05/2016 5:39:06 PM PDT · by max americana · 15 replies
    indie wire ^ | max americana
    It’s no accident that Discovery Channel premieres its original “Harley and the Davidsons” miniseries on Labor Day. The three-part series turns back the clock to reveal how the creation of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was a true labor of love by three men from blue-collar immigrant families, who championed labor rights. They were even inducted posthumously in 2004 into the Labor Hall of Fame for their company’s accomplishments and ongoing contributions to the workforce. Despite being one of the most iconic American brands, however, the Harley-Davidson story is not widely known.
  • Motorcyclist crushed trying to stop killer truck

    07/15/2016 7:56:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.france24.com ^ | 15 July 2016 - 14H05 | Richard Gutjahr
    BERLIN (AFP) - A German journalist who witnessed the Nice attack said he saw a motorcyclist chase the killer truck and try to enter the cabin but fall and end up under the wheels. "I stood on the balcony, right on the Promenade des Anglais, and saw how people celebrated there, and how suddenly a truck drove through the crowd," Richard Gutjahr, 42, who shot smartphone video footage of the bloody Bastille Day rampage, told AFP on Friday. "Surprisingly, he drove very slowly, not fast, he drove slowly and he was chased by a motorcyclist," recounted Gutjahr by telephone. "The...
  • Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker debuts

    05/30/2016 4:59:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    The Villiage SunTimes ^ | 5-31-2016 | Hubert Green
    What many may not realise is Harley-Davidson, the purveyor of chrome-laden, laid-back cruisers, also has a very serious racing heritage. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. Vance & Hines also is the partner for the factory...
  • (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 'Honda Motocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net.  Seems to have quite a following, and the 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 Don’t 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 motorcyclist’s 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. “I’ve 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 don’t 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 1919–1940, 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...