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Harley-Davidson Museum Holiday Events

Dec 02, 2016 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI, is gearing up for the holidays. While the week between Christmas and New Year’s always brings thousands of families to the museum, there are events and installations happening all month long, starting this Sunday, December 4. Events Breakfast with Santa Dec. 4 and 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. […]

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Female Riders: We Need Your Input!

Dec 01, 2016 View Comments by

Women’s gear has improved greatly in recent years, but there’s still a tendency for manufacturers to follow the ol’ “shrink it and pink it” method of design. So we’re setting out to write an article about the state of women’s motorcycle gear—what’s good, what’s not so good, and what’s missing. And we need your input! If […]

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Strider Bikes Announces 2017 Strider Cup National Race Series for Toddlers

Nov 24, 2016 View Comments by

Strider Bikes has announced the dates and locations for its 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at three stops across the country next spring and summer, as well as the final worldwide event […]

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Honda’s 2017 Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 Targets Young Buyers

Nov 21, 2016 View Comments by

Development for the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 began in the U.S. Referencing a timeless look while also introducing a forward-thinking, contemporary style, the new Rebels are accessible, fun to ride, and blank canvases ready for customization. “The Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 are simple and raw, offering cutting-edge style and a radical image while […]

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Tennessee Wildfire Threatens Trail of Tears

Nov 18, 2016 View Comments by

Just as we were preparing James T. Parks’ upcoming piece for print—part one of his journey across the historic Trail of Tears—we heard about the wildfire in eastern Tennessee. Since Wednesday, the wildfire in Monroe County, near Tellico Plains, has threatened homes, a business, and section of the historic trail. When, in 1838 and 1839, […]

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Cycle Gear Hosting Toys for Tots Donation Stations

Nov 16, 2016 View Comments by

From November 16 to December 10, 2016, each of Cycle Gear’s 120 locations will be hosting Toys for Tots donation stations. Toys for Tots is a non-profit public charity run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that provides toys to less fortunate children throughout the United States. All Cycle Gear locations will have the ability […]

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Ducati’s New Sporty Entry-Level Bike: the Monster 797

Nov 14, 2016 View Comments by

One of the biggest pieces of news out of Milan this year was Ducati’s new Monster 797, little brother to the 2017 Monster 1200, and a sporty entry-level bike for newcomers to the brand. Weighing in at 425 pounds, the 803cc air-cooled L-twin produces a claimed 75 hp at 8,250 rpm. Outfitted with Pirelli Diablo […]

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Analysis of MSF Naturalistic Study Finds Key Factors Affecting Motorcycle Safety

Nov 11, 2016 View Comments by

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation completed its first major analysis of the MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study and found 17 key factors that could help improve traffic safety. A naturalistic traffic study differs from traditional research, where a participant is put into a laboratory-type scenario or has to crash first and then recall details after the […]

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Honda Debuts the 2017 CRF250L Rally

Nov 10, 2016 View Comments by

Honda graced adventure riders with some good news this week, debuting its new CRF250L Rally. Inspired by Team HRC’s CRF450 Dakar Rally racer, and based on the standard CRF250L, the Rally is a fierce-looking, fun, lightweight dual sport destined for weekend adventuring, commuting, and even long-distance touring. At the front, the rally-type “floating” screen, fairing, and […]

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Vespa Unveils Two New Scooters at EICMA 2016

Nov 09, 2016 View Comments by

  More news is rolling in from Milan. Vespa’s parent company, the Piaggio Group, has unveiled two new scooters for 2017. Charity Collaboration: the Vespa 946 RED A collaborative partnership between the Piaggio Group and (RED) has resulted in the Vespa 946 RED, an all-red version of the classic scooter, sales of which will go towards initiatives […]

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New Book, The Devil’s Wheels …, Featured at the Hopkins Collection

Nov 08, 2016 View Comments by

I was fortunate enough to be one of the 31 people invited recently to The Hopkins Collection BMW Motorcycle Museum to hear a presentation by Sasha Disko about her new book, The Devil’s Wheels: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic. Sasha (an American who lives in Germany) explained to the audience of BMW fanatics […]

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Ducati 2017 World Premiere to Stream Live from EICMA

Nov 07, 2016 View Comments by

EICMA, the world’s largest motorcycle show, is upon us, and Ducati is opening the event with a presentation of its 2017 models. If you’re not spending this Monday in Milan, you can still watch the unveiling streamed live online this morning, November 7, at 10:30 a.m. EST (7:30 a.m. PST). Ducati is expected to showcase some updates […]

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Victory Launches the “Thank a Hero” Program

Nov 06, 2016 View Comments by

Victory Motorcycles has launched the “Thank a Hero” program, which invites the public to thank a military veteran or active service member with a personalized note posted to the Victory Motorcycles website. Launched at the beginning of Military Appreciation Month, the program benefits Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), an organization committed to providing support and resources […]

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Leod Escapes Invites Riders to “Choose the Dream”

Nov 03, 2016 View Comments by

A motorcycle tour topped off with track time on a famous MotoGP circuit sounds like a dream, but Leod Escapes makes it happen. The company’s “track and tour” packages are eight- to 10-day sport-touring trips designed for track riders. From now until February 13, 2017, you have the chance to vote for the location of Leod […]

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Victory Dealers Competing in “Operation Octane” Custom Build Contest

Nov 01, 2016 View Comments by

Victory Motorcycles has launched Operation Octane, a contest that has Victory dealers competing against each other to create the ultimate custom Victory Octane motorcycle. Participating dealers were asked to put their own spin on a 2017 Octane, and over 20 from around the world signed up. There will be four winners—a North America champion, North American […]

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