Archive for August, 2012

Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents

Aug 31, 2012 View Comments by

There are many situations that can cause motorcycle accidents, but perhaps some of the most devastating are hit-and-run accidents. Victims of hit-and-run accidents can suffer worse injuries, or even die, during the time it takes for someone to notice the accident and for an ambulance to arrive. A driver who flees the scene instead of […]

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Motomarathon Touring Events

Aug 30, 2012 View Comments by

Founded in 2009, the Motomarathon Association organizes their specific brand of motorcycle tours all across the country. It works like this, sign up and pay the $50 registration fee ahead of time, then, show up to the starting point at the designated time. You will then be given a unique badge and a list of […]

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Be Here Now

Aug 29, 2012 View Comments by

I work from home a few days a week. When I do I usually have either Pandora or Spotify playing in the background. Cori is as eclectic musically as I am (maybe even more so) and she has some spectacular mixes setup that I like to listen to. Anyway, one day I heard a song […]

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Motus MST and MST-R: The New American Sportbikes

Aug 28, 2012 View Comments by

Birmingham, AL based Motus Motorcycles is now taking reservations for its MST and MST-R sport-touring bikes. Based around a 1650cc V-4 nicknamed the “baby block”, the MST and MST-R are equipped with 165 and 185 horsepower respectively, according to Motus. The MST’s also feature a host of top-shelf performance parts from their Öhlins suspension to […]

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Amidst the Sea of Sand

Aug 27, 2012 View Comments by

We were so excited!! Well, why wouldn’t we be? We had the chance to ride to and into the Bromo-Tengger Massif. This is a massive six mile wide caldera that contains the volcanic peaks of Bromo (7,847 feet) and Semeru (12,060 feet), the latter being Java’s highest mountain. These volcanoes puff away on a regular […]

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MotoGP 2012: Brno – Race Report

Aug 27, 2012 View Comments by

The MotoGP™ classes treated fans to some exciting racing this weekend at the bwin Grand Prix České republiky in Brno with Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa storming to a thrilling victory in the premier-class ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow, opening up the championship race once more. Despite dark clouds looming, the track was […]

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Meet the Team – Heather Oliver, Production Manager

Aug 27, 2012 View Comments by

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a passion for reading, writing and art. Yes – I was that oddball in class who actually enjoyed research papers and book report assignments.

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Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally August 30 – September 3

Aug 25, 2012 View Comments by

After being canceled in 2011 due to Hurricane Irene, the Killington Classic is back. Taking place over Labor Day weekend, the Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally offers four days of riding through the mountains of Vermont including guided tours, poker runs, and scavenger hunts. In addition to the riding, the rally will also feature a parade […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 22

Aug 24, 2012 View Comments by

With their arrival at Fort Clatsop, the Corp of Discovery reached their goal – the great ocean. With our visit there we reached the end of our adventure. Not fully content, we rode south on 101 to Seaside and had the good fortune of riding right onto a wonderful stretch of beach and even ceremoniously […]

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Project Bike – Part IV: Final Modifications

Aug 24, 2012 View Comments by

In the final installment of this series, we further improve the long distance touring capabilities and comfort of the F 650 GS with installation of an aftermarket suspension and a custom seat. Touring Enhancements Install Time           Retail Cost*    1. Progressive Rear Suspension (part #465-5017): The handling and carrying capacity of a […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 21

Aug 23, 2012 View Comments by

We begin our 21st day in The Dalles, OR, which, unlike that city in Texas, is pronounced “The Dals”. When Lewis and Clark passed through here in 1805, this narrow section of the Columbia River produced dangerous rapids that, today, would be considered Class V, which are generally not navigable by even a modern canoe. […]

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Are You Too Old To Ride

Aug 23, 2012 View Comments by

If you can’t read the headline, the answer is yes. Really, how old is too old to ride a motorcycle, 60, 70, 80, or more? We, as a community and sport should probably address this before some government agency is “directing” us to, and you know they have been thinking about it. I know and […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America–Day 20

Aug 22, 2012 View Comments by

The confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers hosts a small park and interpretive center named in honor of Sacajawea. It is our starting point for the day as we now join the river that brought the Corp to the ocean. This is probably a good place to stop and express our gratitude for all […]

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The Trust Issue

Aug 22, 2012 View Comments by

Quite often when talk turns to riding I’ve noticed people feel the need, for some reason I’m not quite sure of, to explain why they don’t ride a motorcycle. The most common reason I hear is, “I trust myself, I just don’t trust other people”. I find it a bit amusing because I never feel […]

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Harley-Davidson Releases 2013 Models

Aug 22, 2012 View Comments by

Entering its 110th model year, The Motor Company has released a number of updates to its lineup including ten Harley-Davidson models being offered in 110th anniversary editions. These special editions, produced in limited quantities, will feature exclusive paint, bronze 110th anniversary fuel tank badges, as well as all available factory options standard. Harley-Davidson is also […]

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