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  • Honda Reveals New “Bagger” Rebel and Returning Motorcycle Models for 2023

    11/08/2022 2:13:59 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 30 replies
    Honda News ^ | 11/8/22
    For the 2023 model year, American Honda announces the return of 11 on-road motorcycle models. From cruisers to miniMOTOs, scooters and sport bikes, the announcement includes a diverse range of motorcycles that showcase the breadth of Honda's lineup. The highlight of the announcement is the new "T" trim level of the Rebel 1100 platform. The Rebel 1100T DCT builds on the success of Honda's "new-school" cruiser platform with "bagger" styling (including wind protection and substantial cargo space), as well as Honda's advanced dual clutch transmission (DCT). In addition to this new version, the standard Rebel 1100 is back in both...
  • Motorcyclist who shot, killed Orange City librarian will not be charged, prosecutors say - UPDATE

    11/02/2022 8:24:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    WESH -TV2 ^ | 22 September 2022 | Staff
    RANGE CITY, Fla. — No charges will be filed against a motorcyclist who shot and killed an Orange City librarian in November, according to a review of the evidence by the State Attorney's Office. Police say the librarian, Sara Nicole Morales, intentionally hit the biker with her vehicle then pointed a gun at him when he followed her home. He pulled out a gun and fired. "The State Attorney's Office has completed a comprehensive review of this case. The Orange City Police Department concluded after a thorough investigation that the suspect would not be charged with a crime. While the...
  • New motorcycle lighting design could save lives

    10/18/2022 1:36:23 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    EurekaAlert ^ | 10/18/2022 | RICE UNIVERSITY
    Motorcycle drivers are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than those in regular passenger vehicles. Night driving is especially dangerous, accounting for nearly half of all fatal crashes.Now a new study has found that a reimagined lighting configuration -- six lights running from the top to the bottom of a motorcycle rather than a single headlight -- could help improve other motorists’ abilities to see them. The study published in the journal Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour was conducted by researchers Pat DeLucia from Rice University and Bradley Weaver from Emory Healthcare, who earned...
  • Motorcyclist who struck moose plans to eat it

    09/29/2022 10:31:26 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 57 replies
    KDVR ^ | Sep 28, 2022 | Rogelio Mares
    Motorcyclist who struck moose plans to eat it by: Rogelio Mares Sep 28, 2022 PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Adam Lamb was riding his motorcycle near Guanella Pass when he struck a moose. “Between her lower rib cage and her hind legs,” Lamb said. The crash happened last Saturday. “I ended up ejecting from the motorcycle over her,” he said. Lamb was sent to the hospital with injuries from the crash. “I was hanging on to the handlebars, I’m pretty sure that’s when I broke both of my arms,” Lamb said. Folks came to his aid, Lamb said, including a...
  • Kawasaki Electric and Hybrid Prototypes Break Cover

    09/15/2022 8:03:43 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 94 replies
    Cycle World ^ | 8/16/22 | Ben Purvis
    Last year, Kawasaki revealed plans to electrify all of its motorcycles in developed markets by 2035, and also have at least 10 electric or hybrid models in the range by 2025. Now, late-stage prototypes for both types of powertrains have been revealed thanks to a surprise demonstration ahead of the Suzuka 8-Hour motorcycle race in Japan. Kawasaki gave no prior notice of the demonstration and made no subsequent announcement, nor did it release any images. However, thanks to friends at the Japanese motorcycle magazine Auto-By who were present at the demonstration, we’ve acquired detailed images of both prototypes. Hybrid The...
  • Motorcycle flies off the Bay Bridge

    08/19/2022 7:34:32 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 60 replies ^ | 8/19/22 | John Ferrannini
    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A motorcycle flew off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around 9:45 a.m. Thursday, according to California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was struck by a Mini Cooper when the car was merging into the fast lane, and the bike flew off the bridge, though the motorcyclist stayed on the bridge, Officer Mark Andrews told KRON4. The motorcyclist transported himself to a hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the Mini Cooper was not cited. The CHP told KRON4 they did attempt to retrieve the motorcycle, but were unsuccessful. They sent a dive team...
  • More Than 1,000 Bikers From All Over California Come Out for Biker Blessing in Hollister

    04/11/2022 9:48:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 10, 2022
    On Sunday, about 1,000 bikers rolled into Hollister for their motorcycles to be blessed on Palm Sunday. It’s a tradition hosted by the Top Hatters club and has been going strong for 29 years. “You want to get your bike blessed. You want be safe on the road, have the Lord protect you on your travels,” said Robert Poelker, Top Hatter club chairman. Bikers say it’s a day that’s not just a blessing for them but also for the community, bringing in some much-needed business. Bike event promoter, Bob Richards said, “It’s a blessing for businesses as well in this...
  • 0:00 / 8:27 Funniest Harley-Davidson TV Commercials Ever - Television motorcycle ads / adverts / old / vintage

    03/31/2022 2:42:29 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/15/21 | Tripp On Two Wheels
  • Honda Officially Unveils The Hawk11 To The World

    03/20/2022 3:10:12 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 34 replies ^ | 3/19/22 | Earl Davidson
    This is it! No more leaks, no more teasers, just pure unadulterated motorcycle in the metal unveiled by Honda. We covered the “leaks” just hours before the official launch here, and this is the final-final reveal media that the whole world was treated to for the launch. Young Machine doesn’t disappoint with the coverage once again, with the Hawk11 being one of the prominent displays at this year’s Osaka Motorcycle Show. The model that was “leaked” had a blue paint job, the Honda fielded a silver and black-colored Hawk for the show. The custom Hawk11 was rolled out into the...
  • Motorcyclist jumps off bike to avoid going off rising drawbridge in Florida (video)

    03/16/2022 10:01:07 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 19 replies ^ | Mar. 16, 2022, 3:31 a.m. | Cliff Pinckard
    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — A motorcyclist caught on a drawbridge as it began to rise jumped off his bike just before reaching the edge, leaving the bike dangling over the water. Mark Hagen, 50, of Metter, Georgia, tells police he was cleaning water from the face shield of his helmet during a rain shower as he approached the Main Street drawbridge last weekend and did not see the lowered gates and flashing red lights indicating the bridge was about to go up, according to the News-Journal. Video of the incident shows the motorcycle smash through a lowered gate. Hagen then...
  • Pregnant Mom Shot to Death by Biker After Road Rage Incident

    02/17/2022 6:32:52 AM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 200 replies
    YouTube ^ | Februrary 16, 2022 | Inside Edition on YouTube
    The mother of a pregnant librarian who was shot and killed in a shootout with bikers following a road rage incident in Florida told Inside Edition she’s heartbroken that no one has been charged in her daughter’s death. The incident on that late November day that led to the expectant mother’s death began when police said Sara Morales intentionally bumped into a biker with her car. She then called 911, telling the operator that three men on motorcycles were chasing her.

    02/09/2022 5:35:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | October 14, 2021 | Hookie Co.
    Hookie Co. has created this fully-electric motorcycle designed to play a part in interstellar mobility. The Tardigrade is a 8.5 feet long fully-electric motorcycle with a tubular exoskeleton that has a 68 mile range when fully charged. This won’t replace the rover but adds an additional source of transportation on the moon's surface, and while on Earth the Tardigrade is 300 lbs. On the moon, the motorcycle will only weigh 50 lbs. Learn more at VIDEO AT LINK...... Transcript: Moon motorcycle concept. The Tardigrade is not your average motorcycle designed by the German-based company Hookie. This concept is for...
  • Emergent trends from the biggest motorcycle auction of 2022

    02/04/2022 11:57:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | February 03, 2022 | By Mike Hanlon
    The top two sales were British, but after that, American motorcycles dominated more than at any time in the last decade. It appears that the pandemic has catalyzed a rise in prices in general, but for American bikes in particular.Mecum VIEW 74 IMAGES Upon reading last year’s report on this auction (due to Covid-19 the traditional Mecum Las Vegas auction was run in April/May instead of January) in 2021, it would have been easy to take the text, change a few dates and republish, at least for the topline information. Dig a bit deeper though, and there are all sorts...
  • Indian Just Launched a New, Aggressively Cool Scout Rogue

    02/03/2022 1:20:28 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 32 replies ^ | 2/2/22 | Tyler Duffy
    Legendary American manufacturer Indian Motorcycle produces some of the most badass-looking bikes on the planet — motorcycles cool enough to even get people who don't ride to take notice. Now, the company has just announced their most aggressive versions of their iconic Scout model yet for 2022: the Scout Rogue and its more affordable counterpart, the Scout Rogue Sixty. Indian Motorcycle says the bikes will, not surprisingly, channel the "rogue spirit" inherent to motorcycle riding. How does the Scout Rogue differ from the standard Scout? The Scout Rogue models come with a 19-inch front wheel, providing better handling and style....
  • 5th Circuit dismisses WPD top brass from biker lawsuit, leaves Reyna as defendant

    01/31/2022 1:45:27 PM PST · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    Wacotrib ^ | 7/12/2021 | Tommy Witherspoon
    he 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed former Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman and Assistant Chief Robert Lanning from lawsuits filed by bikers alleging false arrest after the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout, but left former McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna as a defendant. The ruling, issued late last week, is the most recent development in the six-year legal battle waged after hundreds of Bandidos and Cossacks and their respective support clubs squared off in the Twin Peaks parking lot while families were dining or shopping May 15, 2015, at the busy Central Texas Marketplace. About 134 bikers...
  • Victim of deadly New Hampshire motorcycle crash sues Massachusetts RMV

    01/31/2022 2:29:54 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 20 replies
    Patriot Ledger ^ | 1/30/22 | AP
    <p>PITTSFIELD – A Massachusetts man severely injured in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven members of his motorcycle club has sued the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles for allegedly failing to suspend the driver's license of the man charged in connection with the crash.</p>
  • JetPack Aviation speeds on with 2nd-gen flying motorcycle tests

    01/27/2022 6:05:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | January 26, 2022 | By Loz Blain
    The Speeder's fast, long range, easily-deployed and modular architecture has drawn significant interest from the US Department of DefenseJetPack Aviation VIEW 14 IMAGES We've chatted with JetPack Aviation's David Mayman many times over the years. His company's groundbreaking work on jetpacks and flying motorcycles seems to proceed at a dizzying pace, and it's always fascinating and enlightening to learn what's new on the workshop bench, so we caught up with Mayman earlier this month to see where things are at. While the jetpack business continues to progress, with some fun developments in the pipeline, the company's now devoting about 70...
  • West Hills Stolen Motorcycle Suspect Identified As Ruben Contreras Jr.

    01/22/2022 4:34:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 74 replies
    CBSLA ^ | 1/22/2022 | CBSLA staff
    WEST HILLS (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has identified the man involved in the horrific motorcycle accident that made waves across the Southland on Thursday. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, when undercover officers with the Los Angeles Police Department began tailing the motorcycle after witnessing something that caused suspicion. After running the license plates through their system, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen. When they attempted to pull the suspect over, now identified as Ruben Contreras Jr., 30-years-old, he fled. Aerial footage from CBS LA’s Sky2 Chopper showed Contreras traveling at speeds well over...
  • Motorcyclist traveling at more than 130 mph dead after horrific crash in West Hills

    01/21/2022 6:15:57 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 90 replies
    FOXLA ^ | January 20, 2022 | Alexi Chidbachian
    A motorcycle driver was killed in a horrific crash in West Hills. The Los Angeles Police Department was tracking the motorcycle driver who was allegedly wanted for theft.
  • The Best Electric Motorcycles Of 2022 ... Power, sleek design, and sustainability.

    01/17/2022 12:05:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | January 13, 2022 | Molly Wolfe
    Energica EGO+ / RS ****************************************************************** Imagine: the wind rushing through your hair as you cruise, streamlining down the highway; passers-by eyeing your sweet ride; no choking petrol fumes in your wake. And that’s just a teaser of what you’ll experience riding one of the best electric motorcycles of 2022. Yes, electric sports bikes have come a long way, and they’re calling out for you to come along for the ride. Whether you dream of open roads, never-ending horizons, and lush wilderness, or you have the more practical need of getting from A to B (who are we kidding, we mean...