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  • 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. Sûrété du Québec officers noticed the speedster at 3 a.m. near Côte-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 there’s 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 man’s best friends. But what if someone changed the formula — a formula, mind you, that’s 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 O’Leary 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 Columbia’s highway 93.The wolf, which Bartlett said was “the biggest dog” he’d 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 Columbia’s 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 girl’s 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 Citroën 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...
  • Report: Iranian Officer Killed in Shooting Attack

    01/21/2012 10:39:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Elad Benari
    Iranian media reported on Saturday that a 43-year-old Iranian military officer was killed and another soldier was wounded in a shooting incident that occurred early on Saturday morning in the western Iran city of Khorramabad. According to the report, which was brought by Israel’s Channel 2 News on Saturday night, the incident occurred when two motorcyclists fired shots at a group of soldiers who were on their way to an air force base located near the city. The soldier who was wounded in the incident, said the report, suffered injuries to his leg and neck. A senior official in the...
  • "Fatti Maschii Parole Femine" Should Be, "Fatti Totalitaria Parole Liberale"

    01/13/2012 6:44:01 AM PST · by Sensei Ern · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Me ^ | 1/13/2012 | Senseiern
    (For the short version, skip to the "Body of Comment" section.) This is a personal rant, and is why I will leave Maryland as soon as I can afford to. Please indulge. Thank you. The state of Maryland kicks a man while he is down. April 2010, I lost my job as a computer programmer. Though I interview at least twice a week, jobs are competitive and very hard to get. Perhaps my biggest pet peeve is the trend for employers to tell me, "You're hired. You will start as soon as we get the budget for the project approved."...
  • Motorcycles, Bicycles Can Run Red Lights Under New Law (more rational than it sounds)

    01/01/2012 9:34:05 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 82 replies ^ | December 30, 2011 | Staff
    Illinois motorcycles and bicycles will be allowed to run red lights starting in 2012, but only in certain instances. Motorcycles and bicycles often aren’t big enough to trigger magnetic sensors that switch traffic lights from red to green, WBBM Newsradio’s Alex Degman reports. That could mean the riders either break the law and run the red light, or wait until another vehicle comes along. State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) says the new law means bikers can go through a red light if they wait a reasonable amount of time, but that amount isn’t yet defined. “A reasonable amount of time,...
  • Packs of motorcycles swarming St. Louis area highways

    09/17/2011 2:35:58 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 191 replies
    STL Today ^ | September 17, 2011 | JENNIFER MANN
    ST. LOUIS • Drivers have reported huge packs of motorcycles swarming the highways around St. Louis, with the bikers pulling stunts, making hand gestures and forcing cars off the roadway.
  • Man cited for carrying dog on motorcycle

    09/08/2011 7:49:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 72 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 8, 2011
    TUCKERTON, N.J.- Authorities in New Jersey said a man cited for riding his motorcycle with his pug on his lap told them he had been riding with the canine for years. Victor "Buddy" Amato, chief law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said an SPCA officer spotted Gyula Szatmari, 56, of Tuckerton riding his motorcycle with the dog on his lap in the rain, the Asbury Park Press reported Wednesday. Amato said a police officer pulled Szatmari over on Route 18 and he was issued citations for careless driving and the improper...
  • Lawyers urge judge to toss evidence in Bruce Duncan manslaughter-DUI case (with update 8-16-2011)

    TAVARES — Lawyers for civic leader Bruce Duncan may learn today if they persuaded a judge to toss out evidence that strongly suggests Duncan was drunk when authorities say he caused a fatal accident. Circuit Judge Michael Takac listened to two hours of argument and testimony Friday from five witnesses, including Duncan, 47, who has pleaded not guilty to DUI/manslaughter in the death of retired postal worker Herbert "Steve" Muller, 61, of Mount Dora. --snip-- Muller was known for his white beard and a collection of one-liners at the Mount Dora post office. Duncan recently participated in an economic-development workshop...
  • Motorcyclist hurls through van window, lands in rear seat

    07/22/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 22 July 2011 | unattributed
    Driver was unaware of new passenger after 'non-injury collision with a twist' A Southern California motorcyclist rear-ended a minivan and was thrown through a window into the back seat but escaped unscathed, police said. After the incident on Thursday, the driver of the minivan continued driving and pulled into his own driveway nearby, unaware that he had a new backseat passenger, the Victorville Daily Press reported. "We're calling this one a non-injury collision with a twist," Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville Police Department, told the newspaper. Victorville is a town of 115,000 people on the southwestern edge of the...
  • Bareheaded motorcyclist dies in helmet protest

    07/05/2011 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2011 10:20 p.m. EDT | By Nina Raja
    <p>A bareheaded motorcyclist participating in a ride to protest mandatory helmet laws was killed when he was thrown over the handlebars in Onondaga, New York.</p> <p>Philip A. Contos, 55, of Parish, New York, was on a ride organized by the Onondaga chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE), state police said Sunday.</p>
  • NY Motorcyclist Dies on Ride Protesting Helmet Law

    07/04/2011 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 149 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/4/2011 | Yahoo News
    ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.
  • New electric diwheel hints at future of city transportation [Move over, Segway!]

    06/14/2011 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | 06-13-2011 | by Bob Yirka
    The diwheel is a vehicle with two wheels on the same axle, i.e. in parallel, like the back two wheels on a wheelchair, and works by mounting a cabin of sorts for a driver between them. In this case, the power source is electricity stored in a battery. Diwheels have been created before, and have of course been seen in sci-fi movies; what’s new here is the stability control. Traditionally, the problem with creating a diwheel is in keeping the driver from gerbiling, an effect that comes about when you consider how a diwheel is constructed. If you simply connect...
  • Sarah Palin rolls into D.C. — on a motorcycle?

    05/27/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    wapo ^ | 5/27/11 | Justin Jouvenal
    Dontcha’ know, Sarah Palin is coming to town this weekend, and you may see her cruising the streets of D.C. on the back of a hog. The former Alaska governor, who is the subject of a lot of overheated speculation about whether she will run for president in 2012, has accepted an invitation to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder memorial ride this Sunday, an official says. “As far as I know, she is trying to rent a motorcycle, so she can ride with her husband,” said Nancy Regg, a spokeswoman for Rolling Thunder. Gregg says the tentative plan is...
  • Windham [NH] teen driver accused of deliberately hitting motorcyclist

    05/16/2011 4:28:39 AM PDT · by whd23 · 82 replies
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 13, 2011 | Chelsey Pollock
    PELHAM - “I wasn’t going to let him pass me.” That’s what police say a Windham teen told officers at the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Pelham early Friday morning, where the 18-year-old is said to have intentionally crashed his car into a motorcyclist, causing serious injuries. Cody Eller of 123 Lowell Road in Windham was arraigned in Derry District Court Friday morning on a felony charge of second-degree assault and a misdemeanor charge of vehicular assault. Police said Eller was driving south on Windham Road in Pelham around 4:30 a.m. Friday when he noticed a motorcyclist trying...
  • Polaris Acquires Indian Motorcycle

    04/20/2011 10:14:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Polaris ^ | 19 April 2011 | Polaris
    Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Indian Motorcycle. The business was acquired from Indian Motorcycle Limited (“IML”), a company advised by Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, U.K. Private Equity firms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are excited to be part of the revitalization of a quintessentially American brand,” said Scott Wine, CEO of Polaris Industries Inc. “Indian built America’s first motorcycle. With our technology and vision, we are confident we will deliver the classic Indian motorcycle, enhanced by the quality and performance for which Polaris and Victory are known.” With this acquisition,...
  • Model becomes the UK's first female professional stunt rider

    03/22/2011 4:01:05 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 3-22-11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Models tend to do anything they can to make sure they always look their best - they're much more likely to be nibbling at a solitary salad leaf than taking part in dangerous motor sports. But Chesca Miles isn't like most models. The 20-year-old motorbike fanatic has become the first woman in the country to turn professional as a stunt rider - and it's just seven months since she started learning how to do the tricks by herself.
  • California Police Fight Crime With Electric Bikes

    01/12/2011 2:34:26 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    gear log ^ | 1-11-11 | gear log
    One of the side effects of not having a combustible engine is that electric vehicles are quiet. Very quiet. So quiet, in fact, that police in California will soon be using electric motorcycles to improve their stealth. The bikes, produced by Zero Motorcycle, are currently being employed by the Scotts Valley Police Department, reportedly the first California police force to utilize electric bikes.
  • Vintage Motorcycles

    11/11/2010 1:16:01 AM PST · by woofie · 52 replies
    Pashnit ^ | 2006 | John
    This link takes you to a truly wonderfully well photographed article/post on the The first ever… LEGEND OF THE MOTORCYCLE International Concours D’Elegance Held on May 6’th 2006 at the Half Moon Bay Ritz-Carlton. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> KEEP GOING DOWN THE PAGE... There are some of the most beautiful bikes you will ever see.
  • Harley-Davidson to make motorbikes in India next year

    11/02/2010 9:28:30 AM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies · 2+ views
    International Business Times. ^ | November 2, 2010 | IBTimes Staff Reporter
    Milwaukee-based Iconinc bike maker Harley-Davidson on Tuesday said it will start an assembly facility of its motorcycles in India by the first half of 2011, making it the second facility outside the US. "This investment will allow us to improve our market responsiveness and production flexibility while reducing the tariff burden, which we expect will drive growth over time by making our bikes more accessible to India's consumers," said Harley-Davidson Motor Company President and Chief Operating Officer Matthew S. Levatich. The company will set up the new facility near Bawal in Haryana and expects the assembly facility to be operational...