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MotoLady + Stories of Bike FASTER (video) – Moto Lady

 The Stories of Bike Season 3 premiere featuring MotoLady founder Alicia Elfving, and Ducati Monster Project “Pandora”! A few years ago Silodrome editor Ben Branch introduced me to Stories of Bike; a collection of short films by Australian Cam Elkins. I featured episode 10, Dream (A ’12 Suzuki TU250x Story) in August of 2014, starring Jodie, a woman who followed her heart into building a classy little cafe racer. Then in October, I shared another episode called Sister featuring best…

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Prepping for Spring – Handsome Chaps MotorCycle

It is that time of year where the motorcycle is sitting in the garage, buried beneath a cover, protecting it from all that dust and other gunk that wants to wreak havoc on your motorcycle. Last year my moto went to storage.   In my opinion , this is probably the equivalent of a nice hotel, where my own garage is more along the lines of a cheap hostel.  The hostels that I have been to are marginally heated, usually damp…

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HONDA CB500 RACING: Riders Ready? – Fastbikes

With less than a week to go our intrepid Rookie Racers, Gary and Charlie, have been doing their final runs, checks, tweaks and even paint jobs for the East Midlands Racing Associations (EMRA) ‘Bridgestone 500’ Championship. 31-03-2019 Mallory Park trackday photographs Here’s a quick catch up with the guys to see where their heads are at. Gary: “The build-up over the winter has been long, round 1 seemed light years away but here we are, a couple of days to…

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Indian Scout marks 100th with NOS racer

Indian motorcycle is marking the 100th anniversary of the Scout model with a NOS custom drag bike with a dustbin fairing that looks like an old jet fighter plane. The Appaloosa, named after America’s fast horse breed, is based on the popular FTR 1200. It will compete in the quirky Sultans of Sprint series throughout Europe this northern summer. The jet fighter-esque custom was piloted at the first event in Monza last weekend by Randy Mamola who came second in…

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How We Can Learn About Joyful Living from the Dying

Death has been on my mind a lot lately. Not because I sense mine is imminent, but it’s all around. And it’s teaching me about joyful living. Last week I attended a celebration of life for friends’ thirty-five-year-old daughter. Earlier that week, one of my closest friend’s mother passed on. In March I honored the life of a 95-year-old man who served his country and everyone in it for his entire life. Most of that time he rode a motorcycle.…

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100 000km on a K1300S

Written by: Buks Saayman The magical numbers on Peter’s 2013 K1300s Apparently there’s space for one more digit Peter and his wife on a trip It’s not often you see a motorcycle in such a fantastic condition as this one, with 100 000km on the odometer. Let alone a relatively young model such as this 2013 model BMW K1300S that belongs to Peter Mouthaan from Belgium. Peter told us that he hit the magical mark of 100 000km earlier this…

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Gear Deal: Get 32 Percent Off the Spidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket at Revzilla

Save Over $120 on a Quality Sport Touring Jacket Sport Touring jackets can get very expensive. That’s why when I saw the Speidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket at a 32 percent discount on Revzilla, I got pretty excited. Full disclosure, I have not worn or tested this jacket. However, the brand gets high marks from many … The post Gear Deal: Get 32 Percent Off the Spidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket at Revzilla appeared first on BestBeginnerMotorcycles. Source link

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HELL FOR LEATHER – Ducati 749 ‘Arriera’

Every country has some national symbols that they are proud of. America has the bald eagle, Australia has the kangaroo, England has the Queen and Argentina has the gaucho. What is a gaucho, I hear you ask? The gauchos were fearless and skillful horsemen who used to handmake tools for carve out wood and metal. These men were legends and are a significant part of the folklore in Argentina, where bike builder and sunglasses entrepreneur Sebastian Achaval is from. “I…

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Cool motorcycle helmets (i.e. Stormtrooper) you need to see

Update 2019: Take a look at some of the coolest helmets online.  Finding a Cool helmet? Well, that is why we wrote this post. A helmet could potentially save your face, your skull and your life. So whether it’s a cool motorcycle helmet or some other really weird helmet that is totally un-cool, You should wear at least some kind of safety to protect your head. What’s cool? You see, everyone’s cool differ. What you might consider to be cool might not be as cool to your grandma.…

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Saturday MotoGP Summary at the French GP: Strategy, Luck, Gambling, & Finding Speed

Typical Le Mans weather is what we have had so far at the French circuit. Yesterday was glorious, sunny and dry. Saturday was overcast, gloomy, with a very light rain falling for most of the day. Track conditions were changing continuously, especially during qualifying, the track drying out quickly when it briefly stopped raining, before becoming much wetter in a matter of minutes once it started again. The fickle track conditions made life very difficult for everyone in MotoGP. The…

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Passes & Canyons Blog » Blog Archive » Avalanche H-D Has Moved

The new Avalanche Harley-Davidson shop, out where Heritage Square used to be. I received an offer of a free pair of fancy ear plugs to review and all I needed to do was come out to Avalanche Harley-Davidson for their May Bike Night and connect with the vendor at their booth. Just to be sure, I googled Avalanche before I headed out and good thing! They moved. A big space with lots of new bikes. While I was set to…

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1 Wheel Revolution: “Snow Dayz”

Rob from 1 Wheel Revolution is a rider we sponsor because he never seizes to amaze us with the way he pushes himself and his bikes to their limits all while getting unrivaled content in the process. This particular video and photo shoot included Rob’s Sporty getting equipped with some ‘ice friendly’ tire tread so all of his stunts could be maintained out in the tundra. Our 970 Series Shocks kept the rear stable in even the iciest of conditions…

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Best Cheap Dirt Bike Helmets 2019 – Under 200$ – Motocross Article

If you are looking at cheap dirt bike helmets, it is likely that you are new to riding. Before we dive in to which of the budget helmets are right for you, there are a couple of things that anyone who is new to dirt bikes might find handy. To be honest, it is information that any rider may find useful. In this article I will outline some basic steps you should follow when buying a helmet. But before that,…

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Nolan N100-5 Motorcycle Helmet Review 2019

It’s been nearly two decades when the motorcycle helmet manufacturer Nolan first introduced its N100 flip-up helmet in the year 1998. Now Nolan has come very far and has improved upon the design which led to the N101, N102, N103, N104, and N104 EVO, and now N100-5. Nolan N100-5 motorcycle helmet is considered the upgrade version of Nolan’s most successful N104 modular helmet. Funny thing is, Nolan N100-5 is the long-awaited successor and it is not called by N105 but…

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Maxima SC1 — Dual Sport Alchemy

Silicone is a rubber-like polymer that was discovered around the turn of the last century, and, with the exception of alcohol, has done more for enhancing women’s beauty than anything else in all the previous centuries combined. A crucial ingredient in shampoo and conditioners, silicone and its derivatives softens hair and gives it a lustrous shine. With apologies for the pun, it’s also the very foundation of the entire modern make up industry. And yes, it does have the power to give weathered 65…

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 19 May, 2019

A Vincent Black Shadow built from scratch, a CB650 built for just $1,250, a shed-built Moto Guzzi Le Mans, and an amazing timelapse video of a sandcast CB750 build. The $1,250 Honda CB650 Bob Ranew of Redeemed Cycles decided to see if he could build a killer custom for next to no money. “I’m amazed at the money some people invest in custom bikes,” he says. “It’s all good, but there’s also a world where you can create something cool…

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Buy a soon-to-be classic motorbike for under £3,000

You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy a decent ride that’s destined to become a classic  motorbike in the very near future. In fact, you can buy a great pre-used bike for less than £3,000, enjoy the ride for a year or two and then possibly see your investment mature into a very desirable classic motorbike. Classics are usually thought of as bikes of at least 20 years old (with a little bit of triple X factor) so…

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The Art of Safely Riding Your Motorcycle on The Street, by California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez

The most dangerous place to ride any motorcycle is on city streets and roads, whereas highways and freeways are the safest place to ride your motorcycle. Most motorcycle accidents occur on city streets and roads. It is imperative as a motorcycle rider to understand how to actually ride your motorcycle on city streets in order to be safe. Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez Obviously, you will want to wear proper motorcycle riding equipment when riding your motorcycle. This article…

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DUBFEST 2016! |

DUBFEST 2016! When I was a little kid, my father had a 1969 VW Bug as his daily driver. I remember a few things about that car specifically… like the fact that the heater did not work very well…haha. Dad would carry an ice scraper and use it on the inside of the windshield as he drove down the road in order to see. (What’s a defroster???) I also remember that when many other cars would fall victim to the…

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Which motorcycles have the most comfortable ride?

A combination of stiffly sprung modern motorcycles and old war wounds have many mature-aged riders searching for motorcycles with the most comfortable ride. I’ve ridden a lot of different bikes over the years and what stands out is how soft old bikes were and how stiff modern bikes are. This trend is to improve handling and cope with larger and heavier riders. However, it presents problems for riders who suffer from old motorcycle injuries or arthritis. You could buy an old…

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What you missed at Flock to the Rock

We are living in an unprecedented era of women empowerment.  While we as women still have a way to go before we break through glass ceilings the fact is, that women are doing more than in past decades.  Flock to the Rock is a testimony to what women can accomplish and I feel very honored to have been able to attend this empowering event.  Women of all motorcycle types and skills attended and the joy and camaraderie were palpable at…

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RACQ Motorfest honours Bonneville 60th

Sixty years down the road and the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle is as trendy and popular as ever among riders including celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Pink, Tom Hardy, George Clooney Bruce Springsteen and David Beckham. To mark the model’s 60th anniversary, this year’s RACQ Motorfest on July 14 at Eagle FarmRacecourse, Brisbane, will honour the enduring charm of the British bike with a special display. The RACQ is calling on owners to bring in their old and new Bonnevilles. Click…

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Three Uncomfortable Questions For Michelin MotoGP Manager Piero Taramasso

MotoGP, like so many two- and four-wheel motorsport disciplines, is a spec-tire series. That puts Michelin in a challenging position because, as the sole supplier, the French company is tasked with producing tires that work well for all six manufacturers—Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha—participating in the championship. This job is made even more difficult, Michelin Two-Wheel Motorsport Manager Piero Taramasso explains, when each prototype motorcycle has its own performance characteristics. What is your feeling as an engineer when most…

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Grass clippings a real risk for riders

Riders should add grass clippings to their list of road hazards and stay alert, take avoidance action and consider reporting the hazard to authorities. Grass clippings can not only be a slip hazard for motorcyclists, especially if they get wet, but also the dry grass can blow up into a rider’s eyes, blinding them. As the United States celebrates May as Motorcycle Awarensss Month, American rider groups are alerting other riders and authorities to the dangers of clippings on the…

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