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Looks Like Motorcycle lane-splitting coming soon to Oregon
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Oregon appears to be on the verge of allowing motorcycle riders to escape highway gridlock by driving between long lines of idling cars. Although lawmakers have for years introduced bills proposing Oregon join California as a lane-splitting state, the efforts have crashed and burned before they even revved up But on Thursday, the Senate, pushed […]

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Walking Dead Motorcycles (video)
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If you’ve been following Return of the Cafe Racers for a while you’ll have figured out I’m a fan of post apocalyptic celluloid, especially that which involves zombies. AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ is of course the perfect example of exactly that and what makes the show even more attractive to me is the addition of […]

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Scot Harden Zero Motorcycles’ VP – “It’s not if, it’s when!”
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A legend in off-road circles, Scot Harden is one of those rare racers who graduated to management positions with Husqvarna, KTM, BMW, and now Zero. During the 2015 press introduction at Zero headquarters in Scotts Valley, California, we picked Harden’s brain to get his take on the developing electric-bike market. Q: Is internal combustion dead? […]

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The Most Beautiful Motorcycle Ever Made – Ducati MH900e
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To the untrained eye, a motorcycle is a motorcycle — two wheels, typically ridden by someone who likes to circumvent traffic laws just to get ahead. But to the riding cognoscenti and lovers of all things motoring, they are objects of power and beauty. There are a handful of motorcycles in history capable of not […]

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A Halo-Themed Helmet
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It looks like NECA is ready to stop teasing its Master Chief-inspired motorcycle helmet and finally start shipping an actual product as early as July of this year. And while it might look like a Halloween or cosplay costume accessory, this helmet is officially DOT-approved and will protect your noggin’ whether you’re riding a motorcycle, […]

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Core77 / Military Motorcycles. Motocross Board! This is wild!
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For reasons we can only guess at, the U.S. military has sharply drawn down their use of motorcycles. Might there be an alternative? Georgia-based inventor Andy Keel thinks so. Way back in the ’90s Keel was looking to create an off-road vehicle for his own use, and he wanted to combine his passions of snowboarding […]

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Motorcycles can Save Lives: Riders for Health and Andrea …
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A new Wall Street Journal article features Riders for Health‘s work, including a Skoll-Foundation supported partnership with the Ministry of Health in the Gambia. An excerpt: “Ms. Coleman and her husband, Barry (also an avid biker), thought motorcycles might help. Back home in the U.K., they mortgaged their house, raised money from the biker community […]

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NHRA: Victory Motorcycles Announces 2015 Participation
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Victory Motorcycles Press Release: Victory Motorcycles is taking a bold step into the performance world of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing with the creation of Victory Factory Racing. Leading the Victory effort will be the riding team of 2-time world Champion Matt Smith and his wife/co-rider Angie. They have both demonstrated the professionalism, dedication […]

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Polaris Acquires Electric Motorcycle Business from Brammo
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Polaris Press Release: Polaris Industries Inc. today announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus exclusively on the design, development and integration of electric vehicle powertrains. Going forward, the two companies will […]

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The Indian Motorcycle Exhibit in Springfield, MA – I got free passes!
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Last week Emily and I were given free passes to the Indian Motorcycle Exhibit inside the Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Massachusetts. I was super excited to have the chance to explore the museum for two reasons. First, I love motorcycles. Second, I wanted the chance to learn more about the city I was […]

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‘Elegant Bastard’ by Smokin’ Motorcycles
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In the crowded world of the custom motorcycle scene new builders can easily be lost in the mix of high end builds and the well-established big names of the industry. So when Smokin’ Motorcycles of Rotterdam completed their third build and first to be revealed to the public they knew to make their mark they […]

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Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycles Auction. Thursday January 8th, 2015
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The Bonhams auction will feature consignments from Peter Fonda, the Dennis Hopper Estate, Dick Mann, Silverman Museum Racing Ducatis and the Herb Harris British Collection, not to mention a 32-framed picture collection of Ewan McGregor’s “Long Way Down” odyssey and the Mondial GP Racer that took Mike Hailwood to his British Championship. And no sale […]

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Ten New Motorcycles to Ride in 2015- CW’s Top Ten List
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The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means the new crop of production motorcycles for 2015 is right around the corner. Although we’ve already ridden many of these new 2015 machines, such as the new Yamaha FJ-09, Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT, and Ducati Scrambler, there are still numerous bikes that we have yet […]

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’72 BMW R75/5 – Tattoo Custom Motorcycles
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Tattoo Custom Motorcycles have taken this 1972 R75/5 – a traditional, commuter-style bike – and turned it into a neat scrambler with a few particularly nice, subtle touches. There’s quite a few boxer engine custom bikes kicking around these days, but it wasn’t always the case. Eight years ago I sat in the café attached […]

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