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Motorcycle lane-splitting study finds: the more speed, the more danger

motorcycle lane-splitting study finds: the more speed, the more dangerOctober 23rd, 2014A yearlong California study of motorcycle lane-splitting has concluded the practice is no more dangerous than motorcycling in general, if the rider is traveling at speeds similar to or only slightly faster than the surrounding traffic.The maneuver becomes more dangerous, however, when a motorcyclist is speeding or riding more than 10 mph faster than the traffic the cyclist is passing.Lane-splitting occurs when a motorcyclist passes other vehicles by riding between them along th…

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Easy Rider motorcycle auctioned for $135m

easy rider motorcycle auctioned for $135mOctober 20th, 2014California auction house Profiles in History said bidding had been fierce but did not name the buyer.Reportedly used in the film's climactic crash scene, the Harley-Davidson was restored by actor Dan Haggerty.Yet the bike's authenticity has been questioned by another collector who claims he owns the actual chopper used.Gordon Granger of Texas also claims he has a certificate, signed by Grizzly Adams star Haggerty, proving his bike is the genuine article.Haggerty, who had a smal…

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Bikers v ISIS? Dutch motorcycle gang gets green light to fight Islamic State

bikers v isis? dutch motorcycle gang gets green light to fight islamic stateOctober 16th, 2014Article originally written on RT.com​Already battling airstrikes conducted by the US and its allies, the Islamic State now has another threat to look out for: a motorcycle gang from the Netherlands.Three members of the infamous Dutch biker gang “No Surrender” reportedly journeyed to Iraq and Syria last week in order to fight alongside Kurdish troops and against Islamic State (IS) militants.Now, commenting on the legality of that move, the Dutch public prosecutor said Tues…

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Behind The Motorcycles In Easy Rider, A Long-Obscured Story

behind the motorcycles in easy rider, a long-obscured storyOctober 13th, 2014On Oct. 18, the Calabasas, Calif.-based auction house Profiles In History will auction off what it says is the last authentic motorcycle used in the filming of 1969's Easy Rider, and what some consider the most famous motorcycle in the world.Peter Fonda, who played Wyatt in the Dennis Hopper-directed film, rode the so-called "Captain America" bike, named for its distinctive American flag color scheme and known for its sharply-angled long front end.The bike currently for sale wa…

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Why One Syrian Refugee Risked it All for a Motorcycle

why one syrian refugee risked it all for a motorcycleOctober 10th, 2014SURUC, Turkey -- Ahmed Sheikh Saleh visits the refugee camp nearly every day. He's well-known to many here: the tall, lanky man with thick grey hair. The man who smokes Gitanes and asks for news from home. The man with the motorcycle.Saleh, 45, is a refugee, too. But he doesn't live in the public park in this frontier city near the Syrian border, where families fleeing ISIS sleep in grassy patches underneath the boughs of old trees. In the morning, Saleh rides his cream-colored…

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Stolen Harley-Davidson motorcycle found after 42 years

stolen harley-davidson motorcycle found after 42 yearsOctober 9th, 2014Article originally written on ABC7.After 42 years, a stolen classic Harley-Davidson was found at the L.A./Long Beach seaport, and it's being returned to its rightful owner.North Carolina resident Edgar Johnson Junior reunited with his father's 1954 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide motorcycle on Thursday."Words can't describe how I'm feeling today," said Johnson. "It's wonderful."Johnson says someone stole the bike from his family's backyard in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1972. He sa…

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Man Loses Marriage and Job, Gains Motivation from 11,000-Mile Motorcycle Trip to Alaska

man loses marriage and job, gains motivation from 11,000-mile motorcycle trip to alaskaSeptember 29th, 2014Sebastiaan de With is a 26-year-old Dutch man living in San Francisco. He's a designer, photographer and motorcycle enthusiast.As he put it in a Reddit post: de With "got divorced, lost my job, so me and my buddy got on our motorcycles and rode North to the Alaskan Arctic until the road ran out."De With's journey from San Francisco to Anchorage, Alaska, took about two months roundtrip. He and his friend, Stuart Philkill, documented their journey (they're both photographers) w…

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Keanu Reeves motorcycle company debuts first bike

keanu reeves motorcycle company debuts first bikeSeptember 25th, 2014Keanu Reeves is setting out on another excellent adventure.The actor and motorcycle enthusiast has teamed up with bike builder Gard Hollinger to launch the Arch Motorcycle Company.The Los Angeles-based outfit has started taking orders for its first ride, the KRGT-1.Not just another custom rod, the big V-Twin features an all-original design built with handmade parts and powered by a unique 2032cc motor developed with S&S Cycle good for nearly 122 hp and 122 lb-ft of …

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This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane

this burly, $65k motorcycle is inspired by a fighter planeSeptember 23rd, 2014Birmingham, Alabama-based Confederate Motorcycles has been building fast, outrageously designed, limited run motorcycles for over two decades, and its creations have been by turns brilliant and insane. Their latest, the $65,000 X132 Hellcat Speedster, looks destined for the first pile. It’s a made-in-the-USA cruiser so gorgeous and powerful, you may be able to forgive its excess in price.The Hellcat Speedster is the latest in Confederate’s Hellcat series, which it’s been buil…

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Motorcycle restoration a loving tribute to Dennis Robinsons older brother, Steven

motorcycle restoration a loving tribute to dennis robinsons older brother, stevenSeptember 17th, 2014For years, Steven Robinson's Honda motorcycle was a painful reminder of his 2010 death in a traffic accident.Today, the restored bike stands as a gleaming tribute to a beloved brother and a life cut tragically short."It just amazes me to see it sitting there," said Dennis Robinson, growing emotional as he looked at his brother's motorcycle outside TBC Hot Rods and Bikes on Russell Street.Dennis Robinson, 54, said he grew up idolizing his older brother, relying on hi…

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