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  • ‘Rolling Thunder’ Rumbles Through Washington D.C. in Honor of Nation’s Veterans (Video)

    05/26/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 42 replies
    Thousands of bikers roared through the nation’s capitol on Sunday for a “Ride for Freedom.” The Rolling Thunder displayed American flags in a display of respect for those veterans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars. The Rolling Thunder will take part in the annual National Memorial Day Parade today. God bless you all! WATCH:
  • Motorcycle helmet law advocates say rising Florida deaths prove need

    04/26/2014 2:51:15 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 33 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/18/2014
    Mandatory motorcycle helmet laws are at the end of the road in Florida, despite a sharp rise in cycling deaths. Florida repealed its helmet law in 2000, and virtually no one in Tallahassee is talking about bringing it back. But beyond its borders, Florida is emerging as a national poster child for mandatory helmet laws. Safety advocates recently used Florida's example to help beat back attempts to repeal helmet laws in Louisiana, Nebraska, Tennessee and Vermont. The same legislative fight is raging in five other states. "The first time I looked at Florida's data, it was hard to believe. That's...
  • Two million bikers to meet ‘Million Muslim March’ in DC on 9/11

    08/23/2013 7:18:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the “Million Muslim March” planned in Washington D.C. on 9/11. If you haven’t, you can watch the group’s organizer refusing to denounce hateful groups like the Muslim Brotherhood here. Now in response to the march, a bunch of bikers are planning their own party in DC on 9/11…with two million people. Thousands of America’s patriotic bikers are organizing an enormous counter protest to the planned Million Muslim March on DC this Sept. 11. The Facebook Page, “2 Million Bikers to DC,” has over 18 thousand “likes,” as of Thursday morning and individual state...
  • Concept car easy on the eyes … and wallet ($6,800 and gets 87 mpg)

    08/13/2013 11:40:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Phildelphia Business Journal ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jared Shelly
    The folks from Elio Motors dropped by the Philadelphia Business Journal offices in Old City on Monday to show off their new concept car (see attached photo gallery). Small in stature and containing three wheels (two in the front, one in the back), the car costs just $6,800 and gets 87 mpg highway (49 mpg city). Although still in the concept and fundraising stages, Elio’s top brass has been showing off the vehicle across the country – from its headquarters in Shreveport, La. to New York to Detroit. For the first time, they revealed a prototype of the car’s engine,...
  • 2014 Indian Motorcycles Revealed in Sturgis

    08/04/2013 2:03:08 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 87 replies
    Motorcycle.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jon Langston
    The legend has returned – and its splash is sure to reverberate from Main Street all the way to Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee. The new generation of American V-Twin cruisers made its grand debut in front of a crowd of thousands of enthusiasts and dignitaries at the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Saturday night....... For those who worried Polaris would severely alter the legend, fear not: the new 2014 Indians harken back to a bygone era of motorcycling.
  • Historical World War I PHOTO: Harley Davidson Motorcycle with Mounted Machine-Gun

    08/04/2013 12:33:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | (est. 1917) World War I | Retronaut
    In 1917, the United States entered World War I and the military demanded motorcycles for the war effort. Harleys had already been used by the military in the Pancho Villa Expedition, but World War I was the first time the motorcycle had been adopted for combat service. Harley-Davidson provided about 15,000 machines to the military forces during World War I. - Wikipedia
  • Police Biker Clubs Draw Scrutiny

    07/23/2013 11:17:27 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/23/13 | Jacob Gershman
    An increasing number of police officers are forming motorcycle clubs, but gang investigators fear such groups can hurt the credibility of law enforcement.
  • Leather Jacket, Two Harley-Davidson Motorbikes Donated to Pope Francis

    06/12/2013 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Vatican City, 12 June (AKI) - Harley Davidson has given Pope Francis a leather jacket and two of its classic motorcycles to mark the brand's 110th anniversary and on Sunday hundreds will be allowed to park along the road leading to St Peter's Square while the pontiff recites the Angelus prayer. Between 1,000 and 2,000 bikers are expected to fill St Peter's Square for the Pope's blessing - the highlight of a four-day event in Rome to celebrate more than a century of Harley Davidson. More than half a million Harley Davidson riders and fans from around the world...
  • Stripped-down Harley rebounds from recession

    06/09/2013 9:22:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 78 replies
    Administration Propaganda(AP) ^ | 6-9-13 | M.L. JOHNSON
    MILWAUKEE—Some motorcycle enthusiasts feared Keith Wandell might be the outsider who drove Harley-Davidson into the ground. Instead, he may be remembered as the guy who kept the motorcycle maker on the road. Wandell grabbed the handlebars at the motorcycle maker in the heart of the economic crisis in 2009. Harley lost $55 million that year, as buying a motorcycle stopped being an option for many consumers. "We had to make, quickly, some big, bold, decisions," he said in a recent interview. Wandell was the first CEO from outside Harley, so those decisions were watched closely. Not all were well-received. He...
  • (Behold, The Religion of Peace) Aceh Town to Ban Female Passengers from Straddling Motorcycles

    01/02/2013 7:09:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | January 02, 2013 | Nurdin Hasan
    Aceh Town to Ban Female Passengers from Straddling Motorcycles Banda Aceh. The administration of the Aceh town of Lhokseumawe is set to issue a regulation that will ban female passengers from straddling motor bikes. “We’ve seen that people’s behaviors and morals are getting far from Aceh’s Islamic cultural values. Therefore we will issue a regulation that will ban women from straddling while sitting on the passenger’s seat of motorcycles,” Lhokseumawe mayor Suaidi Yahya told the Jakarta Globe. “We want to save women from things that will cause them to violate Shariah law. We wish to honor women with this ban,...
  • When does an e-bike become a motorcycle? (EU regulations)

    11/21/2012 9:20:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 November 2012 | Marc Hall
    The European Parliament has voted to separate regulation on motorized and non-motorized bicycles, a move two-wheeler associations say will safeguard investment in cycling. In the plenary session, European lawmakers decided on Tuesday (20 November) that any electronically power assisted cycle (EPAC) under 250 watts (0.335 hp) and a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour (15.5 mph) would remain a bicycle. Anything more powerful is considered a motorbike, in line with the European Commission’s original proposal. …
  • Feds accuse Newport man of using school loans on drugs, motorcycles, games and tattoos

    09/27/2012 3:53:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 27, 2012 | MATT MILLER,
    Robert Thomas Price Jr. borrowed about $105,000 for his tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College from 2005 and 2007... ... A U.S. Middle District Court indictment alleges that Price spent much of the loan money on crack cocaine, cars, motorcycles, jewelry, tattoos and video games. U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith said today that Price secured about $92,000 in private student loans and around $13,000 in federal PELL grants and Stafford loans ... Tuition for 12 credits of study at HACC currently costs $2,022 per semester ...
  • Unicycling about to go electric with Ryno

    06/11/2012 12:34:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Portland Tribune ^ | May 17, 2012 | Jason Vondersmith
    In a second-season episode of "Portlandia," Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play a boring Southeast Portland couple who want to spice up their life. A tough guy and a hot dame pull up on a motorcycle, and Fred and Carrie feel pretty un-cool in their presence. So they get the bright idea of acquiring motorcycles of their own. The next scene, Fred coasts up on a three-wheeled monstrosity, and Carrie putters around the street on an odd-looking, one-wheeled, motorized transporter that reminds one of the Segway. Carrie's riding atop the Ryno bike, the second prototype of the fledgling Ryno Motors...
  • Watch Out for Motorcycles...

    05/26/2012 8:38:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Ukrainian immigrant Dmitry Khristenko has found scrap watches an ideal medium for use in creating miniature tributes to American cultural icon Harley-Davidson... among other things: More at Reaganite Republican _________________________ Deviant Art
  • Harley news? Sites mistakenly uses 1918 article

    04/21/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-20-12 | Rick Barrett
    In a quirky example of new media getting tripped up over history, overseas press reports Thursday claimed that Harley-Davidson Inc. had built a new factory in Milwaukee - with the writers not realizing they were taking information from a 94-year-old magazine article. Trade publications as far away as India picked up the story, which originally ran in the May 1918 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine and was reprinted in the magazine's recent issue as a historical article. Those who used the information, without Motorcyclist Magazine's permission, apparently didn't get the back-in-time angle. One automotive publication in India wrote: "To make their...
  • Elena Myers Wins Daytona Supersport

    03/18/2012 10:41:33 AM PDT · by gunsmithkat · 8 replies
    Cycle News ^ | March 17,2012 | Paul Carruthers
    SuzukiScoop.com's Elena Myers won a thrilling Supersport final this morning at Daytona International Speedway, the 19-year-old Californian beating National Guard Suzuki's Corey Alexander by .239 of a second and showing that you can lead out of the chicane on the final lap at Daytona and still win. Myers also became the first woman to ever win a professional race at Daytona.
  • Massive motorcycle ride prompts second thoughts by police (St. Louis)

    09/23/2011 1:49:16 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 8 replies
    STL Today ^ | Friday, September 23, 2011 | JENNIFER MANN
    The framed photograph hanging in his family's deli in Mehlville shows James Ruma at his best. The front wheel of his motorcycle is high in the sky, the back wheel planted on the pavement. It's an image of thrill-seeking that stands in sharp contrast to where Ruma is now, drifting in and out of consciousness at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Ruma is expected to live, but his family wonders whether his final ride was last weekend. On Saturday, Ruma, 32, of De Soto, was one of about 2,500 bikers who converged on St. Louis area highways for the "Ride of the Century,"...
  • 5 Bikers Found Dead At Tenn. Charity Event

    09/18/2011 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 18, 2011
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Five bikers were found dead Sunday in a recreational vehicle at a Tennessee speedway and a festival organizer said fumes from a generator were to blame. Three men and two women were found in the RV at the Clarksville Speedway about noon and there was no sign of foul play, Clarksville police spokesman Jim Knoll said.The head of Bikers Who Care, the charity that organized the event, said he heard someone shouting that all of the people in the trailer were dead. The event festivities came to an abrupt halt as ambulances arrived. "This is a tragic...
  • NY motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

    07/08/2011 10:16:52 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 45 replies
    AP via YAHOO! News ^ | Sunday, July 3, 2011
    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. The accident happened Saturday afternoon in the town of Onondaga, in central New York near Syracuse. State troopers tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that 55-year-old Philip A. Contos of Parish, N.Y., was driving a 1983 Harley Davidson with a group of bikers who were protesting helmet laws by not wearing helmets.
  • Sarah Palin Makes a Rolling Blunder at Motorcycle Rally (Scandal? Piper was on a motorcycle!!)

    05/30/2011 2:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    The Stir ^ | May 30, 2011 | Suzanne Murray
    Yesterday, thousands of bikers descended upon Washington, D.C., for the annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally. The rally is an annual demonstration that was started in 1987 to bring attention to the plight of prisoners of war and to those service people missing in action. Among the riders? Sarah Palin. Decked out in a black jacket, big shades, and a Harley-Davidson helmet the Mama Grizzly transformed herself into a Motorcyle Mama for the day to join them in the cause. Palin was joined at the rally by her husband Todd (forever riding the metaphorical sidecar) and her two daughters, Bristol and...
  • Sarah Palin at Rolling thunder

    05/29/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT · by SouthernBoyupNorth · 15 replies · 1+ views
    sarahpac ^ | 29 may 2011 | Sarah Palin
    There’s no better way to see D.C. than on the back of a Harley! My family may be used to snowmachines more so than motorcycles (though you couldn’t tell it with Todd driving a hog today with Piper on the back and with Bristol riding on the back of another bike). But whether you’re riding the open road or the frozen tundra, you’re celebrating a free spirit. What could be more American than that? Today’s Rolling Thunder rally in DC is all about freedom. And it’s about duty and loyalty and service. The message heard loud and clear through the...
  • Sarah Palin bus tour starts: No bus, but there are motorcycles!!

    05/29/2011 2:50:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/29/2011 | Robin Abcarian and Peter Nicholas
    Sarah Palin's much-publicized "One Nation" bus tour got off to a chaotic and rumbling start Sunday in Washington, with no bus in sight and the potential presidential candidate only occasionally popping into view. The former Alaska governor, who has indicated she is still contemplating a run for the White House in 2012, showed up at a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon, clad in black leather, a black helmet and sunglasses, riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by an unidentified woman. Fox News, with whom Palin has a contract for political commentary, said Palin attended the rally with her...
  • Which Bike?

    04/17/2011 8:44:32 AM PDT · by Grizzled Bear · 149 replies
    none | today | me
    I've been looking at motorcycles. I need something a bit more fuel efficient than my 1-ton pickup! There are two that I really like. One is an 09 Yamaha V-Star touring bike (not used, been sitting at the dealer) and the other is a Harley Fat Boy. Any recommendations?
  • 10 things car drivers should know about motorcycles

    04/07/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    Hell for Leather Magazine ^ | April 7, 2011 | Hell for Leather Magazine
    In 2009, 5,474 people were killed on American roads due to distracted driving. Now, April has become National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The MSF has put together a list of 10 things cagers need to know about driving around motorcycles. I hope you’re not reading this on your iPhone from the driver’s seat. 1. There are many more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road and some drivers don’t “recognize” motorcyclists. They ignore them, usually unintentionally. Look for motorcycles, especially when checking traffic at an intersection.

 2. A motorcyclist may look farther away than he or she is in...
  • Norton 961 Commando SE to land in the U.S. by April [w/video]

    02/16/2011 5:37:31 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 37 replies
    Autoblog ^ | Feb 16th 2011 | Zach Bowman
    Norton fiends can now officially rejoice – the resurrected bike maker's wares will finally be available here in the U.S. starting in either April or May. The final date depends on whether or not the 961 Commando can swim through EPA testing, though the company is confident that there shouldn't be any issues. A whopping total of 200 limited edition 961 Commando SE models have been built, and of the 50 allotted for U.S. sale, only a handful were still available as of yesterday. Every last one of the UK's batch were spoken for. Buyers can opt between a wire-wheeled...
  • Motorcycle helmets on NTSB's 'Most Wanted' list

    11/16/2010 3:37:26 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 195 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-16-10 | Ed Hornick,
    Washington (CNN) -- The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday called on states to require all motorcycle riders wear helmets. The announcement, made at a news conference in Washington, is part of the NTSB's "Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety" -- an initiative directed at state governments. The board added motorcycle safety to the list this year and dropped recreational boating safety -- an area it said improvements have been made.
  • Vid: Hundreds ride with boy to show support for his U.S.-flag-decorated bike after school banned it

    11/15/2010 11:43:50 PM PST · by pillut48 · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 15, 2010 | BeverlyDTV
    Courtesy KOVR: It wasn't this California boy's usual ride to school this morning! Hundreds of other bike riders came along--- Many of them veterans, and some from out of state, all wanting to show support to 13-year-old Cody Alicea. School officials had told Cody he shouldn't ride his American flag-decorated bike to school because some students were offended. That kicked up a firestorm of protest. The school superintendent has since apologized, and promised that something like that will not happen again. But the school district is now facing a lawsuit from a civil liberties group.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Marisa Miller Hangs Up Wings, Focuses on the Troops (OF COURSE there R pictures! ;-))

    11/11/2010 7:21:04 AM PST · by Stoat · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2010
     When it comes to being an All-American supermodel, Marisa Miller knows she needs to be more than just a pretty face and fabulous figure. The swimsuit stunner confirmed to Pop Tarts that she has shed her “Victoria’s Secret” wings and is now devoting time to projects supporting the U.S military. (edit)Speaking of the military, Miller has also teamed up with Harley-Davidson to show support for the brave men and women who serve in the U.S military. Ever since the first American troops rode Harleys during the Mexican Expedition in 1916, the motor company has committed itself to showing appreciation to...
  • Arquette: I'm not the one who asked to separate (David Arquette and Courteney Cox)

    10/14/2010 4:44:02 AM PDT · by tlb · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | October 12th, 2010 | Staff
    Right on the heels of the announcement that David Arquette and wife Courteney Cox are in the midst of a trial separation after 11 years of marriage, Arquette decided to call in to Howard Stern’s. Arquette, 39, told Stern of Cox, 46. “She’s the greatest woman I’ve ever met. I’m not the one who called this separation.” Arquette went on to explain that Cox gave him a motorcycle after their 11th wedding anniversary and told him, “I don’t want to be your mother anymore.” When the couple headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan to film “Scream 4,” Arquette said he was...
  • Doc Prescribes Harley for Hitman to Kill Her Husband

    09/27/2010 12:39:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Mon, Sep 27, 2010 | SCOTT FITZGERALD
    Fort Myers chiropractor offers husband's motorcycle in exchange for his deathA Fort Myers chiropractor hired a man to kill her husband and planned on paying for the murder-for-hire with the husband's Harley, police said. Kimberly Alters, 53, is in the Lee County jail facing five different charges after police arrested her Sunday for plotting to kill her husband, 58-year-old Bernard Alters. A confidential informant told deputies that Kimberly met him at the Lee County Wellness Center and gave him a photo of Bernard and $125 to buy a gun. The same informant claims Alters told him if he shot her...
  • Yemen outlaws motorcycles in governorate under siege

    09/19/2010 5:43:05 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/19/2010 18:01 | BENJAMIN JOFFE-WALT / THE MEDIA LINE
    The open road. The wind blowing through your hair. The sun sets over the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and the Abyan Delta -- Yemen’s most fertile valley. The Harley revs as you cruise down the coastal plain along the Aden Mukalla highway, past cotton and tobacco fields, orchards, fruit farms, clay houses, hot springs, a fish-canning factory and the Khanfar Mountain. Not anymore. Authorities in Yemen’s Abyan Governorate, a growing stronghold for Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula, have banned motorcycles from cities in the region’s urban centers. "Using motorbikes in terrorist operations to assassinate intelligence officers and security...
  • 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,”...
  • World War II Vet At Home On A Hog

    08/22/2010 2:36:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 22, 2010 | Ryan Budnick
    University Chancellor Rides Cross Country For The Greatest Generation You can't classify Dr. Bruce Heilman as just a World War II veteran. That would not do him justice. Even if you add that he is the only known member from The Greatest Generation who still is an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider. Heilman is much too complex a person to categorize with only one label. But that is part of his lifelong creed; live a great adventure or a series of them. Heilman grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky during the Great Depression. He has seen combat as a...
  • After 107 years in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson could leave

    08/04/2010 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-4-10 | DINESH RAMDE
    It's the roar that made Milwaukee famous — the distinctive throaty rumble of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But that much-loved racket could be rumbling away to another state if the company cannot bring down its labor costs. Harley-Davidson warned employees in April that it will move its Wisconsin manufacturing operations elsewhere if it cannot cut millions of dollars at the factories that build the bikes known as "Milwaukee Iron." Harley's corporate headquarters would remain here, but that's small consolation to a community that has already endured repeated blows to its civic identity. Loading stock quotes… Index Last Change HOG 27.84 +0.45...
  • Harley-Davidson Profit Soars

    07/27/2010 8:18:00 PM PDT · by wwcj · 82 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 7/20/10 | ROBERT GUY MATTHEWS
    Harley-Davidson Inc. said Tuesday it expects the global market for motorcycles to remain challenging this year as more consumers opt for lower-priced used motorcycles instead of new ones. Chief Executive Officer Keith Wandell said he expects Harley's shipments to be down 5%-10% from 2009, while the preference for used motorcycles and the weaker world economy have pushed year-to-date retail sales down 40% from the company peak in 2006...
  • Biker Putin roars into Ukraine rally on a Harley

    07/24/2010 11:14:14 AM PDT · by Smith Winston · 120 replies · 2+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | July 24, 2010 | AFP
    SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, July 24, 2010 (AFP) - Leaving a cloud of dust in his wake, a black-clad Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin roared into a rally in Ukraine on a Harley Davidson and hailed bikes as a "symbol of freedom". Putin drove into the rally of bikers on the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea astride a gigantic three-wheeled Lehman trike conversion Harley Davidson motorbike, wearing dark glasses and waving his black gloved hands.
  • Yamaha electric motorcycle to debut on market in Sept.

    07/14/2010 2:08:59 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 104 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Yomiuri ^ | July 15, 2010 | The Yomiuri Shimbun
    Yamaha Motor Co. said Wednesday it will start selling its "EC-03" electric motorcycle on Sept. 1. The company projects annual sales of 10 million units of the model, priced at 252,000 yen. The bike is scheduled to be released in Taiwan and Europe begining next year, the company said. As Honda Motor Co. plans to begin leasing its new electric motorcycle to domestic companies and other entities in December, eco-friendly motorcycles could become widely used. According to Yamaha, the EC-03 model is powered by lithium-ion batteries and does not emit carbon dioxide. As the size of its body is nearly...
  • Bavarian company resurrects classic Horex motorcycle brand

    06/16/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 493+ views
    The Local.de ^ | 16 Jun 10
    Bavarian company resurrects classic Horex motorcycle brand Published: 16 Jun 10 11:23 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.de/money/20100616-27883.html The classic German motorcycle brand Horex has been resurrected and the newly re-founded company plans to put out a new bike by the end of 2011. The old brand went out of production in 1960 after it was bought by Daimler-Benz, but Compact Bike secured the brand copyright in 2007 and has now set up the Garching-based Horex GmbH just outside Munich. The company unveiled its new TT-3D prototype on Tuesday evening, complete with a what it called an unprecedented 1200 cc supercharged VR6 engine. The...
  • Many Arlington Residents Have Expressed Unhappiness With Rolling Thunder

    06/09/2010 8:14:52 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 26 replies · 59+ views
    Hello Yupette, Thank you for your blog. You should know that many Arlingtonians have expressed unhappiness about the noise and bad behavior from 'Rolling Thunder' We recently suggested that 'Rolling Thunder' move to a resort area like Virginia Beach and that 'Rolling Thunder' be replaced by bicycle and pedestrian events. We were ignored. Thanks for trying to improve our quality of life, not cater to every special interest that wants to do its thing in Arlington. Susan
  • Motorcycle awareness campaign draws huge crowds in Austin

    05/23/2010 2:25:12 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 89 replies · 972+ views
    kvue news ^ | May 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM | QUITA CULPEPPER
    Austin, Tx. A horrific accident in Phoenix that killed four motorcyclists in March has touched hearts worldwide, even right here in Austin. Now bikers in this area are remembering their fallen friends and reminding drivers to pay attention while on the road. On Sunday, the roars of more than 200 motorcycles sliced through the morning stillness at Barton Creek Square Mall, as riders of all ages with neon-colored shirts came together to spread a message. "People seem to overlook us on the road alot and they really need to realize we're on the road and we're in more danger than...
  • A mom's love: Woman has devoted life to caring for brain-injured daughter

    05/10/2010 4:13:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 714+ views
    The Citizen of Laconia ^ | 5/9/10 | Adam D. Krauss
    John Huff/Staff photographer Rochester residents Ellen Edgerly, left, and her daughter Sara. ROCHESTER — A few years back, hundreds of bikers gathered in Representatives Hall in Concord to protest a proposed helmet law. Ellen Edgerly, 51, an advocate with the state's Brain Injury Association, was sitting in the middle of the room, a lone voice in a sea of leather and wild beards, when a lawmaker asked if anyone supported the change. "She stood up, passed all of these tough guys, and testified about brain injury and what it means," says Steven Wade, the association's executive director. "It took...
  • Rolling Thunder, Wounded Warriors Honor 9/11 Victims

    05/05/2010 6:30:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 156+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 5, 2010 – Rolling Thunder motorcyclists joined Warrior Games athletes in a wreath-laying ceremony today at the Pentagon Memorial here to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Army Staff Sgt. Dean Issacs, a disabled soldier suffering from a spinal cord injury, lays a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial on May 5, 2010, in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony was part of the inaugural Warrior Games celebration. The games, which will feature disabled veterans and wounded active duty athletes in Paralympics-style competition, are slated for May 10-14, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo....
  • Wandell slashes costs, cuts jobs in effort to save motorcycle firm

    04/27/2010 11:50:48 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 116 replies · 1,662+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 25, 2010 | Rick Barrett
    Having climbed aboard an American icon at one of the most difficult points in its history, Keith Wandell has been driven by an overriding thought: Don't let Harley-Davidson become General Motors. Now, nearly a year into the job, Harley's chief executive officer has cut millions of dollars in costs, eliminated thousands of jobs and brought a sense of urgency to the world's largest maker of heavyweight motorcycles. Some of the changes, particularly the job cuts, have been painful. But in his first extensive interview since taking the reins, Wandell told the Journal Sentinel last week that the actions he took...
  • Arizona to Legalize Lane-Splitting, France to Ban it?

    03/31/2010 7:29:11 AM PDT · by Dick Holmes · 170 replies · 2,120+ views
    motorcycledaily.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | Gabe Ets-Hokin
    One barrier to widespread adoption of motorcycles as transportation in the USA is that of practical advantage. In most places, two-wheeled transport offers few advantages over the four-wheeled kind. That's partly because unlike almost every other country on Earth, the practice of "lane-splitting"-riding in between lanes of stopped or slow-moving vehicle traffic-is outlawed in what is allegedly the Home of the Free. That means that in every state but California, not only do motorcyclists have to endure the privations of motorcycle travel, they also have to bump along at the maddeningly slow pace of traffic-snarled trucks and automobiles, even though...
  • Four city vehicles torched in Hemet, CA (Gangs vs Police?)

    03/24/2010 10:14:56 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 16 replies · 812+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | March 24, 2010 | JOHN ASBURY
    Four Hemet city code enforcement pickups were torched late Tuesday night, and police suspect the incident is related to three previous attacks on police officers. The fires were reported to police at 11:30 p.m. off Florida Avenue at City Hall, across the street from the Hemet Police Department and the former Gang Task Force office that was targeted twice before. A Gang Task Force Officer was targeted in a third assassination attempt on his vehicle. Both the vehicles and City Hall were vacant. No one was injured, Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana said. Police arrived within about a minute of...
  • Booby Trap Attacks Targeting California Police Officers

    03/20/2010 6:07:43 PM PDT · by metmom · 47 replies · 1,044+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Associated Press
    Police in Hemet, Calif., are on a heightened alert amid assassination attempts against officers possibly orchestrated by a motorcycle gang. HEMET, Calif. -- The tense atmosphere surrounding a California police department plagued by booby trap attacks has been stepped up a notch following the latest threat against officers. Someone called 911 at about 5:45 p.m. Friday saying a police car would be blown up in the Hemet-San Jacinto area in the next 24 to 48 hours, Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana said. "We're heightening the alert," Dana told The Press-Enterprise. The caller said the attack would be in retaliation for...
  • Photo: Motorcycle men (Nutty Norwegians Vroom Vintage Vehicles on Worldwide Wride)

    03/19/2010 1:43:49 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 651+ views
    bg daily news ^ | Friday, March 19, 2010 12:00 PM CDT
    Klaus Ulvestad (left) greets John Calvert, of Bowling Green, as Ulvestad and his friend Tormod Amlien (back) prepare to drive their 1937 Nimbus motorcycles to Memphis, Tenn., on Thursday. Over the last 11 months, Ulvestad and Amlien, of Norway, have completed about half of their world tour and have traveled more than 18,000 miles. The duo have been chronicling their adventures on their Web site, www.kccd.no, and receive help, donations and places to stay through friends and connections within the motorcycle community. They will be heading to Los Angeles and then to South America.
  • Chattanooga Police Officer resigns over connection to biker gang

    03/12/2010 2:36:13 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 10 replies · 506+ views
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 03/12/2010 | timesfreepress.com
    A Chattanooga police officer has resigned after it was revealed that he was associating with members of the local Outlaw Motorcycle gang. Derrick Pendergrass had been placed on administrative leave awaiting the outcome of an internal investigation of allegations that he knew and associated with the gang members, many of whom are believed to be known felons. He resigned Tuesday. It is a violation of police department policy to associate with known felons, according Chattanooga police public information officer Rebecca Royval. The investigation into Mr. Pendergrass’ actions stemmed from the recent federal crackdown of the local Outlaws Motorcycle gang. Federal...
  • Lt. Col. Allen West at the 2010 Bike Week Freedom Rally

    03/04/2010 9:42:38 AM PST · by Rafterman · 32 replies · 680+ views
    Zot Productions ^ | 3/4/2010 | Rafterman
  • Triumph’s revival at full speed Motorcycles’ comeback starts in Newnan

    02/03/2010 9:24:50 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies · 1,028+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 1, 2010 | Mary Welch
    In the 1950s and 1960s, more Triumph motorcycles were sold in the United States than anywhere else. After all, who didn’t want the bike that Marlon Brando rode in “The Wild One”? And who could forget Steve McQueen, in “The Great Escape,” trying to do just that on a Triumph Bonneville? Despite a cult following, the brand ran into financial problems and was liquidated in the early 1980s. British real estate developer John Bloor, at first looking to buy the factory’s land, instead purchased the company’s assets to re-establish Triumph. In 1994 the company opened its North American headquarters in...