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Stayin’ Safe’s Eric Trow to Kick Off the Touring Weekend

Jul 25, 2016 View Comments by

The Touring Weekend is just weeks away and we’re looking forward to seeing you there. We have a series of fun rides, talks, and performances lined up. It’ll all kick off on opening night, August 11, 2016. After our Welcome Dinner, Eric Trow will talk about “The Dynamics of Being a Safe Rider.” Eric is […]

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Grizzly Returns From Record-breaking Ride Around the World

Jul 16, 2016 View Comments by

Remember Grizzly, the Swiss endurance rider who rolled out of Daytona Bike Week in an attempt to make a record-breaking motorcycle trip around the world? Well, he did it! Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita completed his trip on July 10, 2016, after having ridden his Victory Cross Country Tour across five continents in less than 120 days. He covered […]

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AMA Warns Riders of Booby Traps on Public Trails

Jul 13, 2016 View Comments by

The American Motorcyclist Association recently reported that motorcyclists and ATV riders in three states have discovered booby traps along trails on public lands that place riders, hikers, and others at risk. The traps have been found in Idaho, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. They have also been reported in recent years along trails in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.  […]

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Janus Offering Demo Rides at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Jul 08, 2016 View Comments by

We wrote about Janus Motorcycles in the July/August ’16 issue. The brand’s classically designed, small-displacement motorcycles are intended to bring rider and machine closer together. Lightweight, simple to operate and maintain, and made to last, every bike is built to order at Janus’ facility in Goshen, IN. This weekend, however, at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July […]

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Ducati Unveils 1299 Panigale S Anniversario at WDW2016

Jul 05, 2016 View Comments by

World Ducati Week 2016 wrapped up this weekend in Misano, Italy. For three days, a record-breaking number of Ducatisti from around the world convened for a weekend of motorcycles, music, racing, and camaraderie in the Riviera Romagnola. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, which was officially July 4th, Ducati unveiled the 1299 S Anniversario at the Misano World Circuit Marco […]

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Harley-Davidson Museum’s 8th Annual Wild Ones Weekend

Jul 01, 2016 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum is celebrating its eighth birthday with the annual Wild Ones Weekend, July 7-10. The museum is located at 400 W Canal Street near downtown Milwaukee. Thursday’s Bike Night kicks things off before the Ives Brothers take on the Wall of Death, and other events throughout the weekend will help visitors relive the history of motorcycling. […]

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2017 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Now with Sport Mode

Jun 29, 2016 View Comments by

In our May/June 2016 issue, we rode a 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S up and down North Carolina’s beautiful coastline and had a blast. New for 2017, the brand is introducing the F3-S with Sport mode, allowing drivers to perform controlled rear tire spins, enhancing fun while maintaining vehicle stability. When activated by the driver, the gauge displays “SPORT Mode” and […]

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2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Inductees

Jun 28, 2016 View Comments by

This year’s inductees into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame range from pioneers and innovators to customizers and dealers. The museum was chartered in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. This year’s inductees will be honored during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August […]

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Victory’s Gas vs. Electric Battle at Pikes Peak

Jun 24, 2016 View Comments by

This weekend, Victory will be placing two of its own bikes in competition against one another at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dubbed ‘Thunder vs. Lightning,’ it’s set to be a gas versus electric battle. Victory Racing’s gas-powered Project 156 will be piloted by former Pikes Peak Champion Jeremy Toye. The electric Empulse RR, which is a race-ready […]

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Honda Grom Gets a Reboot for 2017

Jun 22, 2016 View Comments by

Honda’s sporty little motorcycle, beloved by veterans and newbies alike, has gotten a reboot for 2017. With fresh competition from Kawasaki’s nimble Z125 Pro, the 2017 Grom has a sharper, more aggressive look, and a handful of new color options. The bike boasts a stacked LED headlight, sportier handlebar, two-tier seat, low-mount muffler design, upswept tail unit, […]

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MSF Basic eCourse Now Available on Mobile Devices

Jun 21, 2016 View Comments by

Riders who’ve participated in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse (BRC) know that the engaging and informative Basic eCourse is a key component. The three-hour course covers theory, facts, operational procedures, riding and safety tips, and more, and helps potential riders determine whether motorcycling is something they really want to pursue. To make the course more […]

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2016 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Jun 20, 2016 View Comments by

This year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, boasts a full three-day schedule. Taking place July 8-10, 2016, it’s just weeks away and tickets are still on sale. Vintage Motorcycle Days includes the country’s largest motorcycle swap meet, stars of past and present, demo rides, bike shows, custom builders, raffles, live […]

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California’s Lane Splitting Bill Gains Ground

Jun 17, 2016 View Comments by

This week, the California state senate committee on transportation and housing unanimously approved a revised version of A.B. 51, the state’s lane splitting bill. With an 11-0 vote, A.B. 51 is being sent to the Appropriations Committee. The proposed bill would formally legalize lane splitting—riding between lanes of vehicles driving in the same direction— in California, […]

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Harley-Davidson to Sell Electric Motorcycles Within Five Years

Jun 16, 2016 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson will be selling electric motorcycles within the next five years, according to Sean Cummings, senior vice president of global demand, in a recent interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal.  In 2014, the company released its LiveWire electric motorcycle prototype to the media, making it available for test rides at Harley dealerships around the country—and Canada, Malaysia, and Europe in 2015. Sporting a 74 […]

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Win a BETA 300 RR Race Edition During KLIM’s Cow Tag Bike Giveaway

Jun 13, 2016 View Comments by

There are a variety of ways off-road riders can contribute to the health of the trails they ride and the public lands they traverse. This summer, KLIM is giving riders an incentive to give back with its Cow Tag Bike Giveaway. Anyone who donates a minimum of $10 to the BlueRibbon Coalition will be entered to win […]

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