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Motorcycle Crew Has One Requirement, and It Isn’t a License

motorcycle crew has one requirement, and it isn’t a licenseApril 18th, 2014Inside a biker garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a red 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza was beginning to draw a crowd.It would not start. Its spark plugs were coated in a thick, black film, but replacing them did not help. The Monza’s owner, who wore a denim vest and leather gloves with fringes, stood over the bike and did some tinkering. The engine roared heartily.Hollers and whistles broke out in the garage.“Get it, girl,” someone yelled.There were motorcycles everywhere, gasoline tan…

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Military developing stealth motorcycle

military developing stealth motorcycleApril 17thMotorcycle enthusiasts love the sound of a roaring chopper, but the U.S. military isn’t among them. What the Armed Forces need is a cutting-edge motorcycle that – among other things – is fast, stealthy and silent.And they may have one soon – a two-wheel-drive hybrid that will give American soldiers a huge advantage downrange.DARPA – the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – recently awarded a small business innovation research grant to develop a military-use,…

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Meet Honda’s anime-inspired NM4 Vultus motorcycle

meet honda’s anime-inspired nm4 vultus motorcycleApril 15th, 2014Whoa, that’s a pretty sweet-looking concept bikeOh, it’s no concept – Honda has actually put the NM4 Vultus into full production. We’ll agree with you that it’s sweet-looking though.One might say it’s “futuristic”One might. The Vultus’ young design team has taken lorryloads of inspiration from Japanimation, and it’s impossible not to see echoes of the street bikes of Akira in its poised, muscular lines. It also has something of the stealth bomber about it, we think. Basically, it…

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Indian is 61 years young

indian is 61 years youngApril 14th, 2014You could say this 2014 Indian Chief Vintage is a motorcycle that enthusiasts have been waiting 61 years to ride.Indian motorcycles, the historic brand founded in 1901, has seen its share of short-lived, under-financed and over-promised revival attempts since it went out of business in 1953.But after the brand was purchased more than two years ago by Polaris Industries, the big Minnesota manufacturer of snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles, expectations have been high that this ti…

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MSF Updates Basic Rider Course Curriculum

msf updates basic rider course curriculumApril 9th, 2014 The next phase in motorcycle rider training launched in a Kansas suburb over the weekend. Johnson County Community College became the first site to use the updated Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse that now includes online training, greater emphasis on rider behavior, and additional focus on emergency responses in real-world traffic.One of the major revisions to the BRC is the inclusion of the MSF Basic eCourse, which students take prior to attending the in-person cl…

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Senators refuse to water down helmet law

senators refuse to water down helmet lawApril 4th, 2014BATON ROUGE — Louisiana motorcyclists still must wear helmets, without exceptions.The Senate Transportation Committee killed a proposal Thursday by Sen. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, that would have allowed people 21 and older to ride without a helmet if they complete a safety training course and hold a certain amount of liability insurance.Walsworth said he wanted to “give a narrow way of allowing a person the option of wearing a helmet or not.” He said laws with similar excepti…

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2015 Honda NM4 Revealed

2015 honda nm4 revealedApril 4, 2014Innovation Marks the 2015 Honda LineupAll-new products are backed by returning favorites in this first release of 2015 Honda modelsTorrance, CA: In recent new-model releases, Honda has covered an extensive span across all categories with more than 20 exciting new powersports products. This remarkably wide variety has impacted virtually all segments of the market, from lightweight, fun bikes such as the Grom™ and 500 series, to big-displacement trendsetters such as the Valkyrie, F6B …

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Motorcycle riders say noise bylaw a double standard

motorcycle riders say noise bylaw a double standardMarch 20th, 2014Article originally written on http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca The debate over noisy vehicles in Saskatoon is far from over and opposition to a proposed city bylaw that would muzzle motorcycles is growing louder.The city wants to implement new methods to target excessively loud vehicles but some say that sets a double standard.Motorcycle rider Neil Nemeth says he doesn’t think the proposed bylaw is being fairly applied. While it’s aimed at cracking down on all vehicles that emit …

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Highest Motorcycle Ownership Per Capita

highest motorcycle ownership per capitaMarch 17th, 2014In a recent study done ranking each of the 50 states (and the District of Columbia) by motorcycle ownership per capita, South Dakota ranked the best. There are a total of 69,284 motorcycles registered in the state, according to the Department of Transportation, and with a total population of 816,598, when you do the math, there’s roughly 12 people in South Dakota for every motorcycle.Considering South Dakota is the home of the Sturgis rally, its ranking on this list may not be mu…

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Ride a Motorcycle 1000 Miles in 24 Hours

ride a motorcycle 1000 miles in 24 hoursMarch 12th, 2014If you have ever wanted to hop on your motorcycle and ride for days, just to see how much ground you could cover or where you'd end up, you're not alone."There are as many reasons long-distance riding appeals to folks as there are riders," says Ira Agins of the Iron Butt Association (IBA), a loosely organized group of endurance-motorcycling enthusiasts. "Some do it for the challenge, some want to see a lot of the country in a short amount of time, some simply love motorcycle ridi…

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