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District asks for more time as it ponders ruling throwing out handgun carry ban

district asks for more time as it ponders ruling throwing out handgun carry banAugust 19th, 2014The Second Amendment does not include an “unalloyed right” to carry guns in public, District officials argued in a court pleading filed Monday that seeks more time before a judge’s ruling takes effect and overturns the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public.In the filing, the D.C. attorney general’s office for the first time hinted at arguments that it might make should authorities decide to fight in court. A key point: The court has upheld the government’s right to ban guns …

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Lorenzen Wrights motorcycle to be sold at auction

lorenzen wrights motorcycle to be sold at auctionAugust 19th, 2014A custom motorcycle built specifically for the former University of Memphis and Memphis Grizzlies player Lorenzen Wright will be auctioned Aug. 22.The motorcycle was built in 2008 to fit the 6-foot-11-inch Wright by Carl Brouhard, a nationally known custom motorcycle builder. It will be auctioned at noon at Morris Auction Center, located at 2687 Mt. Moriah Terrace. It will be available for inspection Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.“This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to …

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Indian Motorcycle riding high as retro chic rules the road

indian motorcycle riding high as retro chic rules the roadAugust 18th, 2014Article originally written on Houston Chronicle.Ronald Richards of west Houston has been riding motorcycles for 40 of his 60 years. But the retired military serviceman says the Indian Chieftain he bought a month ago is "unlike any I've ever owned" in terms of the attention he gets while riding it.Greg White, a 63-year-old energy business owner in Sugar Land, heartily agrees. Crowds sometimes gather when he pulls up to a gasoline pump on his Indian Vintage with leather …

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Like America, Hormel motorcycle is fueled by bacon

like america, hormel motorcycle is fueled by baconAugust 15th, 2014Article originally written on CNet.To promote the company's reputation as America's favorite doughnut shop, Dunkin' Donuts created the slogan "America Runs on Dunkin'." Now, I'm not calling Dunkin' a liar, but everyone knows that America really runs on bacon, and Hormel Foods has set out to prove it.San Diego is hosting the International Bacon Film Festival at the USS Midway Museum on August 29. To promote the event, Hormel, one of the most prolific bacon makers in the country, …

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CHP stuck in the middle on motorcycle lane-splitting

chp stuck in the middle on motorcycle lane-splittingAugust 13th, 2014The California Highway Patrol has withdrawn its safety guidance on motorcycle lane-splitting.The law enforcement agency two weeks ago quietly removed from its website a series of recommendations for riders using the popular traffic-avoidance practice, one often reviled by automobile drivers.Lane-splitting, or lane-filtering, is the term used to describe motorcyclists riding in the space between lanes, usually on freeways, and usually when the traffic has slowed or stopped. Relat…

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Skully heads-up display motorcycle helmet now available for preorder

skully heads-up display motorcycle helmet now available for preorderAugust 12th, 2014The Skully AR-1, a high-tech helmet aimed at making motorcycle riding safer by letting riders see what’s behind them, is now available for preorder.The helmet is being sold exclusively on Indiegogo for $1399 and is expected to ship in May 2015. The price of the helmet will go up to $1499 after a 30-day campaign. The helmet features a heads-up display that shows a live feed from a nearly 180-degree rearview camera. The view of the back of the road is displayed outside of the…

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US safety agency opens probe into Can-Am Spyder motorcycle fires

us safety agency opens probe into can-am spyder motorcycle firesAugust 11th, 2014DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles.The probe covers about 52,000 motorcycles from the 2008 through 2014 model years.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Friday that the fires appear to be unrelated to three recalls of the motorcycles. One Spyder was destroyed last month in a fire while being used by the Morgantown, West Virginia, Police Department. Another …

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Harley-Davidson Makes An Electric Motorcycle

harley-davidson makes an electric motorcycleAugust 8th, 2014Harley-Davidson unveiling of a new electric motorcycle sent serious energy through the industry last week. Shares of Harley-Davidson Inc. rose significantly after the manufacturer unveiled images of “Project LiveWire,” and websites reported record-level traffic after covering the news.The announcement also created buzz for brands already making electric bikes. ZERO Motorcycles President Scot Harden said web traffic more than doubled the day Harley announced LiveWire, while the co…

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Guardian Helmet to Save Lives

guardian helmet to save livesAugust 7th, 2014It's the Google Glass for motorcyclists.A new high-tech helmet could change the way riders take to the road, and combines augmented reality with several other high-tech features to keep bikers safe.The helmet, called the Guardian GA-1, is the brainchild of Ryan Shearman, the founder and CEO of Fusar Tech."Riding in the city is akin to running with the bulls," the 27-year-old Hoboken resident told the Daily News. "It takes quite a brave individual to ride a bike in Manhattan."Shea…

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Victorian Government rejects proposal to allow riders to weave through stationary traffic

victorian government rejects proposal to allow riders to weave through stationary trafficAugust 6th, 2014A proposal to allow motorbike and scooter riders to weave through slow-moving or stationary traffic has been rejected by the Victorian Government.The Opposition has promised to amend legislation allowing so-called "filtering" if it wins government in November's state election.Labor's spokesman for roads Luke Donnellan said the move would be a "win-win for everybody"."We think it's time for the Government to act, so we're jumping on the front foot and saying let's get movi…

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