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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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Motorcycles taking on a 70s design

motorcycles taking on a 70s designDecember 26th, 2014SEVENTIES STYLE IS ON A ROLL—especially in the realms of fashion, décor, and facial hair. That goes for the motorcycle world, too. New models, from Honda to Ducati, are being aimed at Gen-X riders, who, now in their 40s, are likely to gravitate toward the ’70s-style bikes they probably coveted as children. And with good reason: That was the decade when motorcycles evolved from toys into viable modes of transportation. Engines became more powerful and reliable, while suspension…

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Indian Scout 40 Groundbreakers

indian scout 40 groundbreakersDecember 23rd, 2014Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced it has joined forces with Rolling Stone in this week’s release of a chronology of the “40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of all Time,” exclusively presented by the groundbreaking new 2015 Indian Scout. The compilation by the editorial staff of Rolling Stone identifies the most “monumental musical statements that changed the world.”The chronological listing spans the nearly 60 years from Woody Guthrie’s 1940 “Dust Bow…

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Hells Angels Motorcycle Club members arrested after holiday toy drive

hells angels motorcycle club members arrested after holiday toy driveDecember 23rd, 2014Four members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club left a Christmas toy drive on Sunday only to be arrested on suspicion of drug and firearms charges.lRelated First of three storms brings more rain to Southern CaliforniaSheriff's officials said it's unclear what the men's roles were at the Ventura County toy drive. But in years past, the club has tried to shy away from its outlaw image. In Fresno, the Hells Angels have donated gifts during the holiday season to the Poverello Hou…

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Milan motorcycle show report

milan motorcycle show reportDecember 11th, 2014This month's Milan motorcycle show celebrated the centenary of an event that traditionally showcases the following year's new models. Rarely in those 100 years can the Italian halls have hosted a more exciting display than this year's, which confirmed that after several quiet years the motorcycle industry has burst into life in spectacular fashion.That's good news for British enthusiasts because Motorcycle Live, this country's biggest show, opens next Saturday (November 22). T…

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The fastest electric motorcycle on the market

the fastest electric motorcycle on the marketDecember 4th, 2014With a polite round of applause, the first owner of the fastest production electric motorcycle took the keys to his new ride. Sitting down just a few moments later, he slyly looked down and slid them onto the ring next to keys for his Tesla. His half-hour or so commute is now 17 minutes — legally, that is.I'm not in some gleaming garage or an airplane hangar, but in the second floor of Autodesk's headquarters in San Francisco. That's an odd place for a motorcycle, but it's also…

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Honda builds its 300,000,000 motorcycle

honda builds its 300,000,000 motorcycleDecember 1st, 2014Honda has built its 300 millionth motorcycle, crossing a milestone that few automakers have reached.The historic bike produced at its Kumamoto Factory in Japan was a top-of-the-line Gold Wing, which has a 1.8-liter engine and sells for over $24,000 -- a far cry from the humble 98cc Dream Type-D that kicked off production in 1949.It took the company nearly two decades to build its 10 millionth motorcycle in 1968, but only five more to reach 20 million in 1973, and things just ke…

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Indian Motorcycle unveils Long Beach IMS plans

indian motorcycle unveils long beach ims plansNovember 10th, 2014Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its itinerary for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., which takes place November 14-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Riders in southern California are encouraged to be among the first in the nation to take a demo ride on the stunning new 2015 Indian Scout, motorcycling’s hottest new middle-weight cruiser, the ultra-premium luxury touring Indian Roadmaster and the rest…

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