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Honda builds new Camping Bike

honda builds new camping bikeMarch 25th, 2015Article written on Motorcycle-USA by Bryan Harley.Honda has had a habit of pushing the design envelope recently (think NM4 and CTX700). Apparently, the manufacturer’s engineers are at it again, this time with a motorcycle that’s part Ruckus, part scrambler, and outfitted to be an ideal motorcycle for camping.Honda unveiled the Bulldog concept model at the 31st Osaka Motorcycle Show 2015. The motorcycle is powered by a 399cc Inline two-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams. The …

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Indian Motorcycles Adding Screens To Bikes

indian motorcycles adding screens to bikesMarch 20th, 2015Article originally written on Forbes.Indian Motorcycles is adding screens to its motorcycles, bringing new-age technology to the classic bikes, said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries, at the Forbes Reinventing American conference on Thursday.The screens would allow riders to see mileage counts, chart where they are going, check that their motorcycles don’t have any mechanical problems and control their music. “You’ve got to have loud music when y…

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Legendary Steve McQueen 1915 Cyclone motorcycle up for auction

legendary steve mcqueen 1915 cyclone motorcycle up for auctionMarch 11th, 2015Minnesota-based motorcycle manufacturer Joerns Motor Manufacturing Company didn't last long -- just a few short years, from 1912 to 1917. during that time, though, the company managed to produce one of the most highly prized pieces of motorcycling history -- the Cyclone.Because its production run was so short, very few of the original Cyclone motorcycles were made. The best estimates say around 300 were manufactured, with only six known to remain in existence today -- but they we…

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New 2016 Indian Chief Motorcycle

new 2016 indian chief motorcycleFebruary 16th, 2015Article originally written on Fox News.The Indian Chief Dark Horse will soon be cruising into showrooms. The new entry-level Chief has been stripped of most of its shiny bits, ditches the whitewall tires, and is finished in a menacing matte black paint scheme.Cast back wheels lower the profile even further, as does its single-seat saddle, which can be doubled-up as an option.Mechanically, the Dark Horse is all Chief and features the same torquey Thunder Stroke 111 cubic-inch V…

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Ewan McGregor on his vintage Italian motorcycle

ewan mcgregor on his vintage italian motorcycleFebruary 12th, 2015Fans of Ewan McGregor should not be surprised that the actor uses two wheels to get around Hollywood. After all, the Moulin Rouge star has created and starred in two television series about lengthy motorbike rides.On Tuesday the Scottish actor was spotted on his classic Italian motorcycle in Los Angeles.The 43-year-old looked a bit glum, probably because he's gotten a bad start to the new year; his film Mortdecai - which also starred Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow - bombed ba…

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Indian Motorcycle Announces 2016 Chief Dark Horse

indian motorcycle announces 2016 chief dark horseFebruary 11th, 2015Article originally written on motorcycle.comYesterday we brought you the news of Indian launching its newest model, the 2016 Chief Dark Horse, with a group ride through Chicago called the Dark Horse Challenge Ride. Today in an Indian press release, the company has officially announced the Dark Horse will be showcased in a consumer reveal spanning two continents.The Chief Dark Horse will be presented to American audiences at Chicago’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show, …

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Will Victory Beat Harley-Davidson

will victory beat harley-davidsonFebruary 10th, 2015Article originally written on greencarreports.comA patent for the name “Victory Charger” has been filed by Polaris with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Polaris recently bought the manufacturing business of electric-motorcycle maker Brammo; it's also the parent company of Victory Motorcycles, a manufacturer of cruiser-style bikes that compete against Harley Davidson. The Polaris patent is for “Electric motorcycles and structural parts therefor”, which appears to be a plac…

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Richmond motorcycle clubs reach out to homeless with barbecue

richmond motorcycle clubs reach out to homeless with barbecueJanuary 12th, 2015RICHMOND -- Residents of a transitional facility for the homeless were treated to food and clothing Saturday afternoon by members of local motorcycle clubs who collaborated on the good deed.Members from several Richmond-based clubs -- the All Access VIPs, the Fugitives, Road Runners, Show Kings, Four Horsemen, Bonafide Riders, Filthy Rich, Real Richmond and Elegant Ebony Ladies -- gathered at the West County Interim Housing Program at Brookside Shelter, bringing a barbecue to p…

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William Shatner to cross US on Rivet, a custom steampunk motorcycle

william shatner to cross us on rivet, a custom steampunk motorcycleJanuary 9th, 2014In a move worthy of Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner has started a company to create custom futuristic steampunk motorcycles — and will ride his own machine from Chicago to Los Angeles later this year to promote the brand.Shatner posted a link to the new company's website on his Facebook page."Excited about my partnership with American Wrench in forming Rivet Motors," the post reads. "This is the cycle of the future."Rivet is described as "a machine as distinguished and ico…

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Russian Startup Livemap Lands $300K Grant For Its Motorcycle Helmet

russian startup livemap lands $300k grant for its motorcycle helmetJanuary 5th, 2015As we’re coming up on the next Consumer Electronics Show, I got an update from one of the companies that participated in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at the last CES — Russian startup Livemap.The Livemap team is working to create motorcycle helmets with voice control and GPS navigation directly in your field of vision — so while you’re riding, you can see directions in your helmet display without having to fiddle with another device or look away from the road. (Back in Janu…

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