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Klim Introduces 626 Collection

Feb 17, 2017 View Comments by

When Klim got together over a two-day, self-created motorcycle challenge, they didn’t know they had started a full-on development project for a new generation of motorcycle riding gear. But that’s just what happened. Klim’s 626 Series was a race before it was an apparel collection. The challenge: take $600 and buy/build a motorcycle. Take two days. […]

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2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Makes U.S. Debut

Feb 14, 2017 View Comments by

In 1967 the Moto Guzzi V7, the first Italian superbike, made its market debut and transformed motorcycling, to the delight of experts and the public alike. The brainchild of Giulio Cesare Carcano, the V7 implemented the innovative 90-degree transverse V-twin engine with a displacement of 703cc, a record at that time, and immediately established itself […]

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Lane Splitting Bills Introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana

Feb 07, 2017 View Comments by

California’s lane splitting bill went into effect January 1. Now, lane splitting bills have been introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana, and the AMA is urging motorcyclists in those states to take action. Read the AMA’s lane splitting position statement here. Lane splitting bill introduced in Montana State Sen. Russel Tempel (R-Chester) introduced a bill that would authorize responsible […]

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Harley-Davidson Announces 2017 Factory Flat-Track Racing Team

Feb 03, 2017 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson is unleashing a three-rider flat-track squad in 2017. Former AMA Grand National champions Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., and Jake Johnson, and young flat-track star Brandon Robinson will make up Harley-Davidson’s 2017 Factory Flat-Track Racing Team. This announcement comes about a week after the company announced that its XG750R motorcycle will be the only bike raced […]

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BMW to Offer Factory Demos at 2017 Americade

Feb 01, 2017 View Comments by

BMW will be joining the massive fleet of demo bikes at this year’s Americade, June 5-10, 2017. Among the many BMW bikes offered for demo rides will be several models much of the public will see for the first time. With BMW’s presence, Americade once again will offer the most factory demos of any event in the U.S. […]

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2017 M.A.D | Motorcycle. Art. Design Exhibition Coming to Greensboro

Jan 28, 2017 View Comments by

M.A.D | Motorcycle. Art. Design is a multi-media, experiential exhibition combining art, sound, industrial design and cultural elements that will be held at GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, from February 3 – June 8, 2017. GreenHill is dedicated to promoting the visual arts of North Carolina. The organization is collaborating with University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) on […]

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Parks Canada Offering Free Admission in 2017

Jan 25, 2017 View Comments by

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, last year we launched In Pursuit of Wildness, a new series about exploring our country’s national parks on two wheels. Penned by Robert Griego, a motorcyclist who spent 35 and a half years with the National Park Service, we’ve covered Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, […]

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Samurai, a Motorcycle Based on Traditional Japanese Aesthetic Principles

Jan 24, 2017 View Comments by

Upon first glance, it might look like someone set out to make yet another futuristic moto machine, but there’s an interesting concept behind the Samurai. Designers Artem Smirnov of Belarus and Vladimir Panchenko of the Ukraine wanted to create a motorcycle that adhered to traditional Japanese aesthetic principles. “The Japanese approach to design has always been […]

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“Freedom” Riding Boot from Bates Footwear Now In Stock

Jan 23, 2017 View Comments by

The latest offering from Bates Footwear, the Freedom riding boot, is now in stock and available online and through select powersports dealers. The new boots offer motorcyclists premium performance, protection, and all-day comfort, and are 100-percent sourced and manufactured in the U.S. Constructed from water-resistant leather and nylon uppers, the six-inch Freedom boot features Dri-Lex lining to keep cool, […]

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Voice Your Opinion on Higher Import Fees for European Motorcycles

Jan 18, 2017 View Comments by

The Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting comments regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles imported to the U.S. from the European Union with an engine size between 51 and 500cc. The proposed tariff would be 100 percent or higher and is a result of the U.S.’ beef trade dispute with the EU. Motorcycles are included […]

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Appalachian Mountains & Music Motorcycle Tour

Jan 17, 2017 View Comments by

As an expert on the region, author Tamela Rich has recommended many Appalachian destinations in her TV appearances and social media streams. This coming June, Rich is leading a five-day motorcycle tour through the Blue Ridge province. The Appalachian Mountains & Music Motorcycle Tour commences in Front Royal, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, June 18, 2017. The […]

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Spidi 4Season H2Out Jacket for Women

Jan 16, 2017 View Comments by

Spidi has released its 4Season Lady jacket, a women’s version of the company’s best-selling removable membrane jacket, designed for demanding touring riders. With water-repellent treatment and a detachable H2Out membrane, the jacket is entirely waterproof. Moreover, the removable quilted liner and large air intakes make it “ideal for expeditions on every corner of the world.” […]

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Suzuki Announces Colors and Pricing for 2017 and 2018 Models

Jan 14, 2017 View Comments by

Suzuki surprised the motorcycling world by announcing several new models for the 2017 selling season, like the adventure-minded 2018 V-Strom 1000XT. Now the company is announcing availability dates, colors, and MSRPs for its most anticipated new models. 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z feature significant engine and chassis advancements focused on […]

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Voice Your Opinion About Distracted Driving

Jan 13, 2017 View Comments by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requesting comments on its Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for Portable and Aftermarket Devices. The deadline to submit comments is February 3. Voice your opinion today. Applauded by the American Motorcyclist Association, these guidelines are part of the NHTSA’s ongoing effort to combat the problem of distracted and inattentive driving. The U.S. […]

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‘Nick Sanders – The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man’ Launches on Dream Racer | Television

Jan 12, 2017 View Comments by

Dream Racer | Television’s latest feature film, The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man, documents the life of Nick Sanders, from his early family days through his biggest and most major adventures. Nick is the embodiment of what it means to be an adventurer. In 1997, he completed a record 19,927.4-mile circumnavigation of the world in a record […]

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