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Mark Wahlberg Retells the Combat History of the Indian Motorcycle

mark wahlberg retells the combat history of the indian motorcycleMay 19th, 2015The history of America cannot be told without the mention of a few definitive companies, in some cases, a bit more involved in making history than others. Indian Motorcycle is one of them, having built thousands of combat bikes during the first and second World Wars, and undoubtedly permitting the delivery of some incredibly important messages. To honor the brave men and women who have served, past and present, Indian and the USO have built a modern tribute bike in the likeness of …

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Cortege of 100 motorcyclists accompany body of DSI campaigner home

cortege of 100 motorcyclists accompany body of dsi campaigner homeMay 7th, 2015Mr Lynam was fatally injured in a crash outside Kilkee yesterday during a Down Syndrome Ireland charity event.Mr Lynam was passionate about motorbikes and when his daughter Robyn was born in 2005 he and another father of a child with Down Syndrome organised a motorcycle fundraiser.The fundraiser, called RevUp4DSI in aid of the charity, has raised €1.6m over the last 10 years.Mr Lynam was a marshall in this year's event when he was fatally injured.He had co-ordinated all major fundra…

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Motorcycle and TT legend Geoff Duke dies

motorcycle and tt legend geoff duke diesMay 4th, 2015Article originally written on Yahoo!Duke was one of the first major stars of grand prix motorcycle racing in the 1950s.He made his name at the famous Isle of Man event, earning a factory Norton ride after winning the 1949 Senior Clubmans TT and Senior Manx Grand Prix.In his first year with Norton, he set a record pace on the way to TT victory and came within one point of the 500cc world championship, finishing second in the 350cc class too.The following year he dominated both the 35…

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Steve McQueens old motorcycle goes for $775,000

steve mcqueens old motorcycle goes for $775,000April 15th, 2015The motorcycle, a Cyclone Board Track Racer, looks more like a bicycle with a motor added on than a traditional motorcycle. The model was made by the Joerns Motor Manufacturing Co. between 1913 and 1916. This motorcycle was auctioned off Saturday by Mecum Auctions in Las Vegas. Despite its modest appearance a motorcycle from this model was recorded going 111 mph in 1914, which was a record at that time. The motorcycle was owned by McQueen, and was previously purchased at an est…

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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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