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  • The 8 Best Electric Motorcycles

    09/25/2019 10:40:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | September 3, 2019 | Chris West
    It didn’t take long for the promise of electric vehicles to takes over the automotive industry, and for motorcycle manufacturers, the revelation of innovative technologies, instantaneous power delivery, and lightweight cells seemed like too good of an opportunity to pass up. As you might imagine, the inclusion of battery-powered peripherals found new life in the two-wheeled medium, with droves of prominent companies, developers, and engineers flocking to the new frontier for a shot at stardom. While electric motorcycles have been in development for the past decade or so, the industry is currently at its apex. From juggernauts like Arc and...
  • Report: Former No. 4 overall pick RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle crash

    08/18/2019 1:35:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies ^ | 08/18/19 | Ben Weinrib,Yahoo Sports
    Former Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson died late Saturday night, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman’s Tony Plohetski. Benson, 36, was involved in a motorcycle crash with a minivan in northwest Austin, where he played college football at Texas, that left him and another person dead plus two others injured.
  • "Tell Me We Haven't Blown It": Peter Fonda Reflects on 'Easy Rider' and Its Unanswered Question

    07/12/2019 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies ^ | 7:01 AM PDT 7/12/2019 | by Susan King
    Peter Fonda as Wyatt (aka Captain America) in 1969's 'Easy Rider.' =============================================================== Fifty years later, the filmmaker and those involved and close to the groundbreaking biker movie (and soundtrack) look back at the wild ride: "I knew how it was going to end when I started writing it." If 1939 was cinema's golden year, 1969 was its watershed. Though Hollywood was still producing big-budget films (Hello, Dolly!) and features starring such veterans as John Wayne (True Grit), the counterculture was quickly taking root. That year heralded the arrival of such new filmmakers as Paul Mazursky (Bob & Carol & Ted...
  • Harley-Davidson’s electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

    07/11/2019 7:04:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2019
    Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it’s rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales. The LiveWire, which will soon be available in a limited number of dealerships, will cost nearly $30,000 and can go zero to 60 mph in three seconds. There is no clutch and no shifting. The company said Thursday that buyers will have access to free charging at participating LiveWire dealers for the first two years. The Milwaukee motorcycle company has struggled with declining sales and an...
  • Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, MA driver involved in New Hampshire crash that left 7 people dead...

    06/24/2019 10:41:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 74 replies ^ | Updated 12:28 PM; Today 11:58 AM | By Scott J. Croteau |
    FULL TITLE: Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, Massachusetts driver involved in New Hampshire crash that left 7 people dead, arrested on negligent homicide charges ================================================================== The driver involved in a New Hampshire crash that left seven motorcycle riders dead was arrested at his Massachusetts home Monday. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested on a fugitive from justice charge by Massachusetts State Police troopers at 90 Newbridge St. in West Springfield, according to New Hampshire authorities. An arrest warrant was issued in New Hampshire Monday, charging Zhukovskyy with seven counts of negligent homicide. The charges are in connection with the horrific crash Friday in Randolph,...
  • Car collector's 'dirty little secret' discovered after death.

    06/01/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/1/19 | Gary Gastelu, Fox News
    Dirty little secrets are rarely this big. An eclectic car, motorcycle and parts collection discovered after the May 2018 death of a Michigan man who had amassed it over the years is heading to the auction block. According to VanDerBrink Auctions, Jeff Begg was an engineer who worked for Dana Corporation, founded several manufacturing companies of his own and fell under the spell of eBay when he was closing out his wife’s account following her passing in 2003.
  • What could the Pentagon do with a jet bike?

    03/13/2019 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies ^ | 03-13-2019 | By: Kelsey D. Atherton
    "Why risk a helicopter and crew when it is possible to insert operators by swarm?" JetPack Aviation asks, using this concept art to illustrate just such an insertion. (JetPack Aviation) ==================================================================== The 20th century was rough on cavalry. While the age of battlefield dominance by horse-borne fighters had long since passed, scouting and charging from horseback remained a part of warfare, especially irregular warfare; that is until trenches, barbed wire, machine guns and armored vehicles rendered that use for horses mostly irrelevant. Cavalry regiments traded in their mounts for armored vehicles, and for the most part the dream of nimble...
  • Treasure trove of Indian motorcycles found in scrapyard sold for small fortune

    01/28/2019 2:15:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    FOX News ^ | 01/25/2019 | By Gary Gastelu
    Don’t judge a book by its cover. Especially when that book is a scrapyard. One of the most incredible collections of vintage Indian motorcycles and memorabilia was recently discovered on the property of RJ&C Metal Fabricators in Phoenix, after its owner Rickey Jensen passed away. There, in a locked shed behind the stacks of barrels, beams, random machinery and broken down cars were 15 Indian motorcycles, several of the brand’s bicycles and dozens of signs, clocks and promotional items. According to Mecum Auctions, Jensen mostly kept it a secret, and only one or two other people had ever even known...
  • Harley-Davidson now taking orders for its first electric motorcycle.

    01/10/2019 4:27:01 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 174 replies
    MSN ^ | 01-08-2019 | MSN
    The electric motorcycle that Harley-Davidson announced back in 2014 is finally hitting the market this year. Since 2014, Harley-Davidson has been working on developing its first electric motorcycle; at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, the company announced that the 2020 LiveWire model is finally available for pre-order before its official August launch.
  • Here Is Zero's New Lineup of 2019 Electric Motorcycles

    10/23/2018 10:51:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 10/22/2018 | By Alexander George
    Zero has become the biggest name among the ascendant electric motorcycle companies, making bikes for dirt riders, commuters, and even police. I’ve ridden a few, and they’re a blast. The brand's electric bikes have all the benefits of electricity—minimal maintenance, energy efficiency, instant torque—alongside the main benefits of a motorcycle, such as easy parking, paying less than you would for a new car, and feeling cooler than you are. Today, Zero announced its new lineup of electric motorcycles. The most obvious improvement is range. Zero says the S and SR models with the $3,000 Power Tank option will do 223...
  • Insane Motor Race - Isle of Man TT

    The Isle of Man TT was for many years the most prestigious motor-cycle race in the world. Between 1907 and 2009 there have been 237 deaths during official practices or races on the Snaefell Mountain Course. Snaefell Mountain Course or Mountain Course is a road-racing circuit used for the Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix Races held in the Isle of Man from 1911 and 1923 respectively.
  • MDOT shares photos of motorcycle that drove into wet concrete as a reminder

    08/30/2018 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    ABC 12 ^ | August 21, 2018 | Amy Hybels
    Bath Township, MICHIGAN (WJRT) - (08/21/2018) - The Michigan Department of Transportation tweeted out photos of a motorcycle on I-69 missing its driver. MDOT is using the photos as reminder of the importance of driving safety in work zones as the busy construction season is wrapping up. Their Facebook Post, which has generated thousands of responses and shares, asks if you have lost a motorcycle driving on I-69 in Clinton County Monday. One of the photos, which appears to show tire imprints in wet concrete, serves as a reminder of why it's not a good idea to use closed lanes...
  • Unlicensed motorcyclist tried to 'thread the needle' between trucks before fatal crash: state police

    08/23/2018 3:42:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 94 replies ^ | 23 August A.D. 2018 | David Wenner
    A Hazleton man died Thursday morning after trying to drive his motorcycle between two trucks on Route 61 in Schuylkill County, according to state police. Rafael Mateo, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:53 a.m. crash in New Castle Township, police said. According to state police, Mateo was driving south in the passing lane when he approached a tractor trailer that was passing a dump truck. He shifted into the right lane, cutting off another motorist, before heading toward the center line and trying to "thread the needle" between the tractor trailer and dump truck, police said....
  • TRUMP CURSE: Fabled American Company Slumps After Defying The Donald [H-D]

    07/25/2018 7:03:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies ^ | July 24, 2018 | By Andrew West
    When the President of the United States is an incredibly powerful and successful businessman, there literally is nowhere to hide for companies choosing to invest their resources outside of our great nation. What President Trump lacks in political experience, he more than makes up for in business acumen, and he has brought that incredible and extraordinarily unique spin to the Oval Office with him. Originally coined the “Trump Effect”, the fact that the President is one of modern history’s most consummate and prosperous real estate developers has propelled our American economy forward in ways that we could only dream about...
  • ...daredevil... Italian rider conquers Italy's third largest lake on two wheels

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

    03/02/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by Kozy · 74 replies ^ | 03/01/2018 | Mark Gary
  • Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle coming in 2018

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

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

    07/18/2017 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | Ankit Ajmera
    Harley-Davidson cuts shipments forecast; shares skid
  • Dramatic video shows alleged road rage incident on California highway

    06/22/2017 6:46:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    ABC ^ | June 22, 2017 | Julia Jacobo
    Southern California police are searching for a motorcyclist who was involved in an alleged road rage incident that injured one person on Wednesday. Around 5:45 a.m., witnesses driving southbound on State Road 14 near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, California, filmed an altercation between the motorcyclist and the driver of a silver sedan, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Joshua Greengard. In the video, the motorcyclist appears to try to kick the sedan on the right. In response, the sedan veers to the left and briefly collides with the motorcyclist before losing control and crashing into the highway divider wall....