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Samsung’s Smart Windshield is a high-tech display for motorcycles (video)
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Samsung’s electronics appear in a staggeringly wide range of products, from competitors’ smartphones to offshore oil rigs. Now, they’re working on a high-tech update to motorcycle windshields. Samsung calls it the Smart Windshield. They like to think of it as “a new concept of safety on two wheels,” though at first blush the idea of […]

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Biltwell Bash at Robison’s Motorcycles
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Biltwell threw a good old-fashioned biker bash at Daytona’s oldest motorcycle shop Robison Motorcycles is Daytona Beach’s oldest motorcycle shop having been kick-started to life in 1962 by Joe Robison. Joe had previously wrenched at his brother’s Harley-Davidson shop in Ohio before being offered his own H-D dealership in Daytona and setting sail with his […]

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Royal Enfield – A Colorful Motorcycle History. Made like a gun! (cool video)
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Bikers who love the history around motorcycles should enjoy the colorful story behind Royal Enfield. Boasting the honor of being the longest continuously produced motorcycle, the road this iconic motorcycle brand has taken would make any midday soap proud. Royal Enfield appears and even contributes to various motorcycle moments throughout biker history. Riding its own […]

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Triumph Releases Full Specs for Thruxton and Thruxton R
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The most powerful members of Triumph’s new Bonneville family are the 1200 cc, parallel-twin Thruxton and Thruxton R. Final production specifications have now been released by Triumph for these models. Triumph is claiming a healthy 96 horsepower (at a relatively low 6,750 rpm) and 83 pound/feet of torque (at 4,950 rpm). In other words, a […]

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Tire Repair Plugs: Should You Use Plugs On Motorcycle Tires?
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How to repair punctures in tubeless motorcycle tires €”and even if they should be repaired€” is a tricky subject. Flats happen. But how to repair punctures in tubeless tires—and even if they should be repaired—is a tricky subject. It all depends on who you ask. The truth is riders fix flats all the time, but […]

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Nelson motorcycle collection to close
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A Nelson collection of 300 motorcycles, some dating back more than a century, is to close to the public. Nelson businessman Tom Sturgess and his wife Heather are closing New Zealand Classic Motorcycles to the public and it will revert to a private collection. The shutdown of the multi-million dollar collection in Haven Rd, near […]

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Auto Expo 2016: MotoGP motorcycles seen, admired
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Apart from dozens of unveils and only a handful of launches, the 2016 Auto Expo also allowed its visitors to have an up close look at the MotoGP motorcycles. Yamaha YZR-M1 at Auto Expo 2016 Marked with the number 46, we could not get enough of Valentino Rossi’s 2014 YZR-M1 MotoGP motorcycle. Powered by a […]

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Should motorcycles be allowed to drive on hwy shoulders?
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A Washington State senator wants to make it legal for bikers to use the shoulder when congestion causes speed of traffic to fall below 40 km an hour. OLYMPIA (NEWS 1130) – You’ve probably seen it before; you’re sitting in a traffic jam and suddenly a motorcycle zooms past you on the shoulder. Washington State […]

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Hollywood Electrics Harlan Flagg
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Harlan Flagg’s Hollywood Electrics shop chats with motorcycling’s foremost ‘EV’angelist about the current state of electric motorcycles. Harlan Flagg is the proprietor of Hollywood Electrics. The shop, on Fairfax Avenue just north of Canter’s Deli in Hollywood, was the first all-electric motorcycle dealership. As far as I know, it’s still the only one. Since 2009, […]

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Brattleboro man pushes motorcycle hobby to next level
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BRATTLEBORO — Just off Interstate 91, behind a print shop, is a garage that specializes in old motorcycles. Visitors are alerted to the hidden building by a sign constructed from the skeleton of a discarded bike. On a bright January morning there are half a dozen bikes parked alongside the building, looking forlorn as their […]

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Retro Honda Motorcycles Don’t Get Much Prettier Than This
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Federal Moto revived a classic Honda CB 550 worth drooling over. From 1974 to 1978, Honda built the CB 550. It was a bike that true riders couldn’t get enough of, meaning a healthy amount were distributed to the U.S. market. But we doubt any of them looked as good from the factory as they […]

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Fowlers Motorcycles: Young at Heart at 90
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Bristol’s biggest and brightest motorcycle dealership remains a beacon for bikers by offering the widest choice of two-wheelers to be found anywhere in the UK in a state-of-the-art setting. Fowlers motorcycle superstore is conveniently located on the Bath Bridge roundabout near Temple Meads mainline station, known locally as The Fowlers Roundabout. Inside the Tardis-like 40,000 […]

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Vincents dominate 2016 Las Vegas Motorcycle auctions
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Vincent motorcycles dominated the Las Vegas Motorcycle auctions, with six of the top seven most expensive bikes, and a new world record for the marque of $434,000 for a Vincent White Shadow. While the tier 1 bikes were almost all passed in without meeting reserve, numerous world records were broken. Vincent motorcycles dominated January’s Las […]

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Steve McQueen Honored as Father of the Motorcycle Lifestyle (Video Great Escape Scene!)
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British Customs honors Steve McQueen as the father of the motorcycle lifestyle in their Legends Series remembering motorcycle greats. The motorcycle community has changed. As the decades passed, the heritage of motorcycling was packed away, and has been largely forgotten with time. Now, the history of motorcycling is all but forgotten by the vast majority […]

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