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  • Harley-Davidson Discontinues Buell Motorcycles (180 More Jobs Lost in Wisconsin)

    10/15/2009 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies · 2,662+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | October 15, 2009 | Examiner.com
    Harley-Davidson USA today announced that they are discontinuing the Buell line of motorcycles. This news comes as Harley-Davidson reported a third quarter earnings that was down 21.3% from the same period in 2008. All remaining in-stock Buell motorcycles and accessories will be sold by authorized dealers, but no additional Buell motorcycles will be manufactured. Existing warranty coverage for Buell motorcycles will be honored and Harley-Davidson will continue to provide replacement parts and service through their dealerships. Over time, the discontinuing of the Buell line is expected to eliminate 80 hourly productions positions and approximately 100 salaried positions at Buell. According...
  • Freeway Crash Sends Ten Motorcycle Riders to Hospital

    09/21/2009 1:21:00 PM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies · 1,534+ views
    Salem-News.com ^ | September 19, 2009 | Salem-News.con
    WILSONVILLE, Ore.) - Police say ten motorcyclists traveling together as part of the Brothers Speed Motorcycle Club were injured, two critically, Friday afternoon in a multi-vehicle traffic crash south of Wilsonville on Interstate 5. Oregon State Police Lieutenant Gregg Hastings, says Friday, September 18, 2009, at approximately 2:45 p.m., approximately 26 motorcycles were traveling northbound in the left inside lane near milepost 282 in a formation of two columns when traffic ahead began to come to a stop.
  • Patriot Guard Aims For Long Line Honoring Troops (MN)

    09/19/2009 6:21:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 1,352+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/19/09 | AP
    There should be U.S. flags as far as the eye can see at Minnesota's Camp Ripley on Sunday. The Minnesota Patriot Guard says it's aiming for the longest known flag line in honor of military veterans during the base's open house. Flag lines are formed by people holding flags on poles a set distance apart. They are sometimes seen at soldier funerals to provide a buffer between those grieving and protesters. Patriot Guard members, many of whom ride motorcycles, are hoping for at least 2,000 participants.
  • 26 outlaw bikers crash on Oregon freeway

    09/19/2009 5:02:20 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 28 replies · 3,196+ views
    msnbc ^ | Sept . 19, 2009
    More than two dozen motorcycles crashed on a freeway in Oregon on Friday, blocking traffic for hours, police said. Oregon State Police said the bikers were behind a car when traffic unexpectedly slowed in the northbound lanes on Interstate 5. The collision sent bikes scattering across the road, near Wilsonville, south of Portland.
  • 26 Brother Speed motorcycles crash on I-5; traffic backs up for miles

    09/18/2009 11:13:52 PM PDT · by csvset · 156 replies · 10,033+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | September 18, 2009 | Rick Bella and Bryan Denson
    WILSONVILLE -- Members of the Brother Speed outlaw motorcycle club rolled into a bloody 26-bike crash on Interstate 5 north Friday afternoon, south of Wilsonville. "When we arrived on scene, it was ordered mayhem," said Lt. Mike Towner of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. "There were ... two dozen motorcycles scattered across the freeway." Two bikers with critical injuries were flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center and OHSU Hospital in Portland. Seven other crash victims with less serious injuries were taken by ambulance. Northbound lanes at Milepost 282, near the Baldock Rest Area, were shut...
  • 'Captain America' wins Indianapolis MotoGP

    08/31/2009 7:47:21 AM PDT · by bagadonutz · 4 replies · 432+ views
    MotorcylceUSA.com ^ | 8/30/09 | Steve Atlas
    Captain America prevailed today in Indianapolis, even though he appears to be Spanish these days. Jorge Lorenzo and his superhero-inspired helmet took top honors at the second Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, also stopping to pick up a red, white and blue toy shield to round out the costume for his victory lap. He then capped it off with a Helio Castroneves-style spiderman climb up the Turn 1 fence- yet another classic race-win celebration from the young Spanish star!
  • N.J. Knights' (of Colulmbus) Motorcycle Ministry rumble and roar for charity

    08/23/2009 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 632+ views
    starledger ^ | 08.23.09 | Tiffani N. Garlic
    The motorcycles roared down the street, their riders in black leather vests. Long hair peeked from under helmets. Clad in jeans, dark shades and short-sleeve shirts revealing the occasional tattoo, they parked their bikes and headed toward the Catholic church last month. Almost 100 strong, these bikers are out to change public opinion. One sported a patch on his vest that read: "These Are My Sunday Clothes." They're not your father's Knights of Columbus. They're knights on bikes, New Jersey's first Knights' Motorcycle Ministry. "We want to make sure that the public image of bikers isn't what they see on...
  • Prayer Request for Zac Chapman and Family ( motorcycle crash)

    08/21/2009 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies · 1,215+ views
    Road Racing World ^ | August 9, 2009 | Team Velocity Racing
    WERA Racer Chapman Critically Injured At VIR Aug 09, 2009, ©Copyright 2009, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=37639 From a press release issued by Team Velocity Racing: Zac Chapman, a WERA racer and team rider for TVR/EBC Brakes Yamaha, was critically injured in a sprint race on Saturday during WERA’s Cycle Jam at Virginia International Raceway. Chapman supported TVR during the endurance race on Friday, although he opted not to ride. He is recovering from a broken ankle and felt the hour-long stints might be too strenuous. After the endurance race, Chapman stayed to compete on his own bikes throughout the...
  • Triumph: return of the wild ones

    08/17/2009 2:27:02 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 12 replies · 1,004+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th August 2009 | Ben Oliver
    'Brando, Dylan and Elvis made them cool - but Britain's Triumph motorbikes would have been consigned to the scrapheap if it hadn't been for a reclusive visionary, £200 million... and a little help from Tom Cruise.'
  • FR Motorcylists - Let's see a pic of your ride [Pic heavy, extended d/l time]

    08/15/2009 5:41:18 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 121 replies · 3,716+ views
    Me | 8/15/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    I'm sittin here with not much to do and figured this could be an interesting thread for those on FR that ride bikes and could share some info on bikes, maintenance, how to pack for that long road trip, horror stories (near misses). Maybe find some local FRiends to go ride with etc. etc.
  • Biker killed in freeway road-rage clash

    08/12/2009 5:41:25 AM PDT · by DemonDeac · 58 replies · 2,815+ views
    "CAMARILLO, Calif. - A motor home struck and killed a motorcyclist, dragging his body about 75 feet on U.S. Highway 101 in a bloody conclusion to a Ventura County road-rage encounter. The motorcycle was impaled on the motor home. Witnesses and motor home driver Michael Antoine told the California Highway Patrol the biker made obscene hand gestures and pulled in front of the motor home before braking suddenly Monday afternoon."
  • Officer clocked at 149 mph pleads guilty

    08/06/2009 9:12:10 AM PDT · by OldCorps · 31 replies · 1,260+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 5, 2009 | Josh Jarman
    A Gahanna police officer pleaded guilty this morning to speeding charges after he was ticketed last month for traveling almost 150 miles per hour on a motorcycle. Gahanna Officer Christopher Thomas, 33, received a speeding ticket eight days after he was caught going 149 mph on I-70 near Buckeye Lake, and then only after the Ohio Highway Patrol made a courtesy call to his department. Trooper Jason E. Highsmith, 35, who was riding his motorcycle near Thomas, received a ticket for going 147 mph four days later. Licking County Municipal Judge W. David Branstool fined Thomas the maximum $150 and...
  • Buy a new Harley and get a gun for free

    08/03/2009 7:08:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 13 replies · 739+ views
    KOMONews.com ^ | 08/01/09 | KOMO staff
    BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Buy a new Harley and get a gun for free That's the deal being offered by Eastside Harley-Davidson. That's the deal being offered by Eastside Harley-Davidson. Customers who buy a Big Twin Harley will get a voucher to Wade's Eastside Guns good for up to $500 in firearm, according to the shop's ad. The motorcycle shop posted a tongue-in-cheek video clip on its Web site to advertise what it's called "the best promotion of the year."
  • Honda ends U.S. motorcycle production as demand declines

    08/03/2009 7:29:34 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 64 replies · 2,927+ views
    Autoblog ^ | July 30, 2009 | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    We knew the day would come when the final Gold Wing motorcycle would be built in America after Honda announced last year that it would eventually close its motorcycle plant in Marysville, Ohio. Apparently, that time is now, as Honda has confirmed that the Gold Wing assembly line has halted. Moving forward, all Gold Wings – along with just about every other two-wheeler from Honda – will be imported from Japan. Finished in 1979, the 330,000 square-foot Marysville Motorcycle Plant that has assembled the Gold Wing since 1981 was the first Honda manufacturing facility in America. Since then, over a...
  • Bruce Rossmeyer, Harley Davidson Mogul, Dies in Motorcycle Accident

    08/01/2009 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Justaham · 93 replies · 2,375+ views
    Bruce Rossmeyer, known for building a Harley Davidson empire with 15 dealerships, died Thursday in a motorcycle accident. Rossmeyer and a group of friends were on their way to the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota when the accident happened. Rossmeyer was riding on a Wyoming Highway 28 when he attempted to pass a truck pulling a camper as it turned left. The 66-year-old, who was not wearing a helmet, struck the driver’s side door. Rossmeyer was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Honda Quits Making Motorcycles In USA - More Hope and Change

    07/29/2009 9:03:20 PM PDT · by model B · 51 replies · 1,632+ views
    motocrossactionmag.com ^ | 07-29-2009 | motocrossaction
    A motocross publication that I read online is quoting Nasdaq that Honda is closing their Marysville OH plant, which currently produces the VTX and Honda Goldwing motorcycles. Production (up to 75,000 motorcycles/year) is being sourced back to Japan.
  • Popularity of motorcycles takes grim toll

    07/22/2009 10:15:49 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 125 replies · 2,200+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 21, 2009 | Rick Barrett
    Steven Clark walked away from his June 27 motorcycle crash in Elkhorn with a bruised spine, and back and neck injuries. He's one of the lucky ones. Forty-seven people were killed in motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin through the first half of this year, the highest number for the six-month period since 2003 and the second-highest number for the six-month period since at least 1994, according to state Department of Transportation figures. For the year to date, the death toll stood Tuesday at 50. The 67% increase in motorcycle fatalities in the first six months of 2009, compared with the first...
  • Actor James Caviezel Hurt in Motorcycle Accident

    07/16/2009 10:17:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 3,319+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 16th 2009
    <p>LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says actor James Caviezel suffered cuts and bruises when a man hurled a bicycle into the path of his Harley Davidson motorcycle.</p> <p>Trooper Rich Magnussen says ''The Passion of the Christ'' actor was taken Thursday to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.</p>
  • No Gas? Contemplating The Electric Motorcycle

    07/07/2009 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 891+ views
    Old Bike Barn ^ | 7/7/09 | Barrie Haughton
    How long will it be before motorcycles run without gas? It’s a question for the ages, or the engineers. Now that cars and trucks are scaling back fuel usage and converting to electric power, don’t kid yourself, motorcycles won’t be far behind. There will always be a place for the classics, mind you, just the same as there’ll always be a place for classic cars – though perhaps alternative fuels will allow us to retain the internal-combustion engine without using fossil fuels. For the moment, there’s a heavy emphasis on electric power, and what can be accomplished with the new...
  • Rolling Thunder not expecting Obama greeting

    05/22/2009 5:55:41 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 36 replies · 1,880+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/22/09 | Jennifer Harper
    The last time Rolling Thunder roared into Washington, the president welcomed the riders in the White House driveway with a smile on his face and heartfelt personal greeting. This year, maybe not. "We initially got a call this year saying the president wasn't going to greet us," said Artie Muller, founder of the group.
  • Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally, 2009

    05/19/2009 3:42:15 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 9 replies · 1,906+ views
    Rolling Thunder ^ | May 27, 2007
    FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009 9:00 pm - Candlelight Vigil, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, "The Wall" SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009 9:00 am - 11:00 pm - Thunder Alley Open YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS ON THE ALLEY SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009 OFFICIAL 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF ROLLING THUNDER® 9:00 am - 11:00 pm- Thunder Alley Open Noon - Rolling Thunder XXII to Washington DC from Pentagon Parking MONDAY, MAY 25, 2009 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Thunder Alley 3:05 pmRaffle Drawing, Thunder Alley (you need not be present to win)
  • Rolling Thunder Plans ‘Saluting Our Troops’ Program

    05/18/2009 4:22:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 595+ views
    NESHANIK STATION, N.J., May 18, 2009 – Mike Corrado, the Marine recording artist whose 2005 hit song “On My Watch Tonight” was featured on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” and has become an anthem for servicemembers worldwide, is one of the headliners in Rolling Thunder’s “Saluting the Troops” program in Washington, D.C., May 23. Vietnam Memorial Founder and veterans’ activist Jan Scruggs also will be a featured speaker at the event, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the reflecting pool at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. In addition to Corrado, musical guests include national recording...
  • Where Will the Bikers Go Now?

    05/09/2009 3:24:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 3,988+ views
    abcnews ^ | May 9, 2009 | PATRIK JONSSON
    Motorcyle Enthusiasts Turned Away From Popular Myrtle Beach Rally Spot: As the women at the SBB biker bar here greet the six o'clock hour by jiggling to a blaring version of Kid Rock's take on "Sweet Home Alabama," Bob Johnston leans back, flips his flip-flops off, and ponders the state of America's biker culture. The party inside the saloon notwithstanding, the news ain't good, he says. Just up the road, Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- the site for 68 years of the world's largest Harley-Davidson rally, drawing nearly half a million riders annually -- has effectively tried to shut down the...
  • Driver Painting Nails Hits, Kills Motorcyclist

    05/04/2009 2:13:06 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 35 replies · 2,151+ views
    cbs2chicago.com ^ | May 4, 2009 1:58 pm US/Central
    Driver Painting Nails Hits, Kills Motorcyclist Biker Thrown 200 Feet In Lake Zurich Accident LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (CBS) ― Anita Zaffke was stopped at a red light when a Chevy Impala, driven by a woman in her 40s, struck her motorcycle from behind. A woman painting her fingernails while driving is accused in a deadly crash with a motorcycle in northwest suburban Lake Zurich over the weekend. The incident happened in a southbound lane of Route 12 at Old McHenry Road about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Lake County Sheriff's police Sgt. Scott Morrison. Anita Zaffke, 56, of the 1500...
  • Sarah Is Unafraid To Bear It All

    05/01/2009 9:15:24 AM PDT · by euram · 27 replies · 1,988+ views
    Manly's Republic ^ | 04-30-09 | Manly Rash
    There is something indescribably sexy about an attractive brunette - in this case, the Governor of Alaska - reclining on a sofa made from a bear her father killed. It’s certainly attractive to men whose testicles are still intact. A woman like that - especially if she possesses all the best attributes of the fairer sex - invariably attracts men of strength and courage (dare I call them Manly men?) while intimidating those who - at least genetically - might still be referred to as “males” (dare I call them liberals?)
  • Governor Sarah Palin On American Choppers (Video)

    04/29/2009 6:37:12 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 30 replies · 1,619+ views
    I don't see His High Coolness struttin' his "swagga" with motorcycle dudes! Sarah is so much cooler than Barack!
  • Turns out the hockey mom is also a motorcycle maven.

    04/29/2009 11:35:52 AM PDT · by euram · 9 replies · 1,311+ views
    People ^ | 04-29-09 | Alicia Dennis
    Although initially nervous about the meeting, Paul Sr. says that he felt Palin was "a real down to earth person to talk to."
  • Many Harley returns

    04/26/2009 7:34:09 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 63 replies · 3,719+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Apr. 25, 2009 | Rick Barrett
    Run off the road in a bad economy, scores of Harley-Davidson motorcycles are being sold through auctions and occasional tent sales. Many of the bikes are from Harley-Davidson Financial Services, the motorcycle company's consumer lending arm. It uses multiple auction services to resell motorcycles after the owners fall behind on payments and are forced to turn over the keys. Several million dollars worth of repossessed Harleys are coming from Navigator Remarketing Group. It's having a tent sale Thursday in Indianapolis to sell about 120 motorcycles at near-wholesale prices. Only a few years ago, someone selling a late-model Road King, Fat...
  • Honda Crafts A Flight Simulator For Motorcycle Pilots

    04/12/2009 1:00:01 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 25 replies · 2,399+ views
    Motorcyclist Online ^ | 4/12/09 | Dexter Ford
    -snip- Taking a page from the aviation industry-and, truth be told, video games-Honda has created what it calls the SMARTrainer (Safe Motorcycle Awareness and Recognition Trainer). -snip-
  • W.MD delegate Leroy Myers son killed in motorcycle accident

    04/10/2009 9:27:09 PM PDT · by Salamander · 43 replies · 1,353+ views
    04/11/09 | Salamander
    Ryan Andrew Myers, 23 year old son of western Maryland delegate LeRoy Myers Jr was killed yesterday in a motorcycle accident.
  • Malcolm Smith to defy lead bike ban (A hero stands up to gov't run amok!)

    03/20/2009 3:03:54 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 26 replies · 1,141+ views
    motorcycle.com ^ | 3/17/2009
    Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Malcolm Smith will protest the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 by selling youth motorcycles and ATVs banned by the Act. The off-road racing champion and star of the film “On Any Sunday” will defy the CPSIA by selling vehicles that are banned due to the lead content in several of their parts. The protest, named “Kids Love 2 Ride”, will begin at the Malcolm Smith Motorsports dealership in Riverside, Calif. on March 19 at 6 a.m. PST. Other high-profile industry celebrities including racers Jeff Ward, Jeremy McGrath, Glen Helen Raceway owner Bud Feldkamp...
  • Motorcycle Cancer Risk: Motorcycle Cop Cancer Concern from ELF EMFs Penetrating Motorcycle Seats

    03/03/2009 3:29:04 AM PST · by shove_it · 23 replies · 1,203+ views
    yahoo! ^ | 3/3/2009 | Randall Dale Chipkar
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A book entitled Motorcycle Cancer? is sending a shock wave through the motorcycle industry worldwide. "Motorcycle seat extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF) radiation raises cancer risk," says patent-granted Canadian author Randall Dale Chipkar. "Science proves electromagnetic danger and bikers deserve to know the truth." "I have read up to 500 milliGauss of ELF EMF radiation above motorcycle seats...
  • The Nightmare Continues

    02/14/2009 8:19:29 PM PST · by MikeNJ · 35 replies · 1,224+ views
    702sportbikes.com ^ | February 13, 2009 | Charlie_Hustle
    Then the nightmare that is the new Consumer Safety Protection Improvement Act went into effect on Tuesday. This is the law I mentioned last week here that would have dire consequences if it came to be. Well, it did, and all hell has broken lose in the U.S. motorcycle/ATV industry. Any motorcycle or motorcycle product for children ages 12 and under has to pass a test to determine that its lead content be less than 600 particles per million. Motorcycle engine and cables all contain some lead. So do bicycles, watercraft, bullets, fishing weights, even the ink in many books!...
  • Motorists return $2K from motorcyclist's wallet

    02/06/2009 2:06:45 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 668+ views
    Motorists return $2K from motorcyclist's wallet The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha man is smiling with relief because a posse of strangers rounded up and returned more than $2,000 that spilled from his dropped wallet. Anthony Burres says he was riding his motorcycle Thursday when his wallet loaded with hundred-dollar bills fell from his pocket onto the street. Burres says a driver followed him for several blocks, flagged him down, and told him of his loss. When he returned to the scene, he couldn't believe his eyes. Several other drivers had stopped, picked up the money, and were...
  • Honda Fury bike ($13K) stirs up a storm

    02/04/2009 12:52:55 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 126 replies · 7,822+ views
    Fort Wayne News Sentinal ^ | 2/4/09 | Matt Degen
    Honda Fury bike stirs up a storm Out this spring, it will cost about $13,000 By Matt Degen of The Orange County (Calif.) Register SANTA ANA, Calif. — Honda has just introduced a motorcycle that looks about as far from a Honda as one could imagine. The 2010 Fury was unveiled at the New York International Motorcycle Show, and it’s already creating some serious waves. “The Fury opens the door to the most extreme level of custom looks,” the company said. “But once you’re rolling, the Fury experience is all about that special bond between rider and machine.” The bike...
  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys $300 million in Harley debt

    02/03/2009 5:49:56 PM PST · by hercuroc · 17 replies · 911+ views
    Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) has sold $600 million of debt, half of which went to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BERK). Berkshire and money manager Davis Selected Advisers LP, the largest Harley shareholder, each bought $300 million of senior unsecured notes carrying an annual interest rate of 15%, according to a Harley news release. The notes mature in 2014. The sale provides Harley-Davidson with more cash after losses at its financing arm, Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS) led to a 58% decline in fourth-quarter profit. Harley is also cutting 1,100 jobs, or more than 12% of its workforce, over two years. HDFS...
  • Hubless Monster Motorcycle Rolls Without Spokes

    01/27/2009 11:25:03 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 33 replies · 4,401+ views
    jalopnik ^ | Mon Jan 26 2009 | Wes Siler
    The biker boys at Amen Design have built a chopper based around Franco Sbarro’s hubless wheels. And it really rides! Hubless wheels work by fixing the rotating parts (brake ring, bearings, hubless rim) onto the outer side of a non-rotating inner ring that attaches to the motorcycle’s swingarm or forks. Advantages include decreased unsprung weight, reduced structural stress (no spokes to transmit forces through), increased braking leverage, more accurate steering, reduced vibration and a lower center of gravity. Hubless wheels also look bitchin’, which, we’re guessing is the main motivating factor in Amen’s decision to use them.
  • Smaller models take the stage at motorcycle show

    01/18/2009 1:17:49 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 55 replies · 1,257+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009 | Dan Strumpf
    Smaller models take the stage at motorcycle show By Dan Strumpf ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday, January 18, 2009 NEW YORK — Motorcycle makers showcased cheaper and more fuel-efficient models at the nation's premier motorcycle show Friday, as the industry tries to navigate a tough road of crippled consumer confidence and tighter access to credit that is weighing on sales. The companies sought to drown out the gloomy news with the revved engines of 600 bikes from more than 250 exhibitors at the International Motorcycle Show, which runs through Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. "We're definitely seeing...
  • Honda launches Wave 110i motorcycle

    01/14/2009 1:36:01 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 28 replies · 1,694+ views
    Automotive Business Review ^ | 1/13/09 | staff writer
    Honda launches Wave 110i motorcycle The company claims that new Honda Wave 110i is powered by a four-stroke 110cc engine with built-in air cooling. It features PGM-FI technology, which creates a new standard for the family category. According to the company, the Wave 110i motorcycle will be sold at a starting price of THB34,000 (USD $982.17). Honda is targeting sales of 400,000 units per year for the Wave 110i. Zenjiro Sakurai, president of AP Honda, said: "In 2009, consumers are expected to be more discerning when they make major purchases, ensuring they get the greatest benefits. With its unique values...
  • Myrtle Beach declares: Biker weeks are over

    01/13/2009 7:25:23 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 257 replies · 4,607+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jan. 13, 2009 | Lorena Anderson
    The city of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce have launched Web and print information letting visitors know that from the city's perspective, the May motorcycle rallies are over. Myrtlebeachbikerinfo.com launched last week, and brochures are available for distribution primarily through local hotels. "We have new laws, and we'd rather not surprise visitors," city spokesman Mark Kruea said. "We'd rather they have some idea of what to expect when they come here." People who haven't followed the bike-rally news since fall might not know the city has implemented stricter noise and muffler rules, a local helmet...
  • Bikers rescue stuck kittens

    01/10/2009 5:21:54 PM PST · by llevrok · 51 replies · 1,906+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 1/10/09
    The unlikely rescuers helped with the removal of the neglected cats from a family home in New York. The group of burly bikers make up an animal rights group called Rescue Ink, who bring an 'in your face' approach to the fight against animal abuse. And today Rescue Ink began the task of removing the poor kittens from the US home – a process which will take at least a week.
  • Orange County Choppers Give McCain a Cycle in Media

    09/23/2008 2:21:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 35 replies · 1,280+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9.23.08
    Paul Teutul, founder of Orange County Choppers rides a motocycle on stage followed by sons Paulie and Mikey, right, at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and vice presidential running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Media, Pa., Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. McCain picked up a surprise gift, an Orange County Chopper motorcycle, courtesy of the 'American Chopper' TV stars who roared in to present it to McCain in person. (AP
  • Hogging the fun

    08/30/2008 8:26:58 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 30, 2008 | MEG JONES
    Getting paid to ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle all day seems like a dream job. Except for the heat, the cold, the rain and snow and of course, the inattentive motorists who plow into you. But for motorcycle cops, there’s no place they’d rather be than the seat of a Harley. “We’re police officers, and we get to ride a Harley for free. What’s better than that?” said Arlington (Va.) County Sheriff’s motor officer Ralph Rice. Rice and the 17 other motorcycle officers in his department ride FLHTP Electra Glides to escort the president, respond to accidents and patrol traffic. Several...
  • Motorcyclist Hit By Car, Killed On (Milwaukee's) East Side

    08/30/2008 7:04:18 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 50 replies · 269+ views
    Today's TMJ4 ^ | Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 | Heather Shannon, Katie DeLong
    MILWAUKEE - A motorcyclist was killed on Milwaukee’s east side after he was hit by a car. It happened Friday afternoon near Humboldt and North. Police said a 61-year-old woman from Milwaukee was driving her car southbound on Humboldt when she tried to turn right to go west on North Avenue, but instead of turning right, she went across all the lanes of traffic. Police say the woman hit the curb on the other side of the road, and tried to correct herself. That is when she struck the motorcyclist. Police said 55-year-old Michael Fleming of Michigan was riding in...
  • State's Attorney: Hells Angels started bar brawl that led to shooting

    08/30/2008 5:37:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 30 aug 08 | Ryan Woodard
    The Meade County State’s Attorney said Friday that members of the Hells Angels initiated a bar scuffle that led to the shooting of one of club’s members at the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis earlier this month. Meade County State’s Attorney Jesse Sondreal said in an e-mail that the investigation has revealed the Hells Angels “instigated the assault” in a fight with the Iron Pigs on the evening of Aug. 9. The two clubs got into a fight just before the shooting, according to witnesses at the scene and authorities. The Iron Pigs is a national motorcycle organization made up...
  • Ha! Say the Online Hillary Supporters [Rat Remorse Alert]

    08/29/2008 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies · 300+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2008 | Krissah Williams Thompson
    Stalwart online supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton -- are fired up this morning by the announcement that Sen. John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. The common refrain: "Obama will regret not choosing Hillary now!" Taylor Marsh, a Las Vegas blogger who developed a large following of Clintonites during the primary, wrote this morning that: "This is a move to peel off disaffected HRC voters. I guess McCain thinks they're stupid and willing to vote for any woman. Rabidly pro life, an NRA member, she's not exactly a champion of women's civil rights. We'll have...
  • Christian bikers glad pastor is out of jail (Anaheim, CA)

    08/10/2008 6:00:49 PM PDT · by TheDon · 64 replies · 144+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 10, 2008 | SERENA MARIA DANIELS
    The pastor of the Set Free motorcycle ministry, out of jail on $50,000 bail, spoke about his arrest to more than 100 of his parishioners over the weekend. Pastor Phillip Aguilar, 60, founder of the Set Free church, told the congregation he was not angry about 150 police officers raiding his properties on Wednesday. Officers from police departments throughout Orange County got warrants to search and seize properties from several Set Free homes. He said he knows the image his organization portrays -- one of heavily tattooed motorcyclists who drive fancy bikes and cars -- played a role in how...
  • Christian biker's family speaks out (So Cal)

    08/08/2008 12:34:38 PM PDT · by TheDon · 4 replies · 207+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 8, 2008 | ADAM TOWNSEND and DOUG IRVING
    As police continue to hunt members of the Anaheim-based Set Free Soldiers church on suspicion of a murder conspiracy, the church founder's family is trying to regroup in their house raided Wednesday by 150 officers from all over Orange County. The family of Pastor Phillip Aguilar, Sr., 60, the founder and director of Set Free Churches Worldwide, returned to their Archer Street home from hotels Thursday afternoon to find the house a wreck, they said. Police confiscated phones, cash, credit cards, jewelry, autos and motorcycles. Aguilar's son, musician Phillip Aguilar Jr., scoffed at the perception that the Set Free Soldiers...
  • Police search for fugitive Christian bikers

    08/07/2008 12:49:56 PM PDT · by TheDon · 7 replies · 151+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 7, 2008 | DOUG IRVING
    ANAHEIM Police were searching today for three more members of a Christian biker gang accused of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with a bloody barroom brawl last month in Newport Beach. Police released few details this morning of the three men, saying only that they are thought to be residents of Southern California and members of the Set Free Soldiers. All three were wanted on outstanding warrants for conspiracy to commit murder, Newport Beach police Sgt. Evan Sailor said. ... Among those arrested was Pastor Phil Aguilar, 60, of Anaheim. The Web site for Set Free Churches Worldwide describes...
  • Christian biker gang members face attempted murder charges

    08/07/2008 8:12:36 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 50 replies · 785+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 6, 2008 | Tony Barboza
    Authorities early this morning arrested nine members of the motorcycle gangs the Set Free Soldiers and the Hells Angels in connection with a brawl and stabbing at a Newport Beach bar last week, police said. The arrests were made during raids in Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita, Costa Mesa, Norco and San Diego County, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Tim Schmidt. Two people are still being sought on arrest warrants. Six members of Set Free Soldiers, a Christian motorcycle gang, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and are being held on $1-million bail each, said Sgt. Evan Sailor of the...