Monthly Archives: September 2007

Red Wing Motorcycles Introduces New Cruisers

Steven Tyler (yes, that Steven Tyler), together with engineer Mark Dirico and Stephen Talarico of AC Custom Motorcycles, has delivered the first models from new motorcycle venture Red Wing Motorcycles. Tyler is credited with the bikes’ design aesthetic, while Dirico … Continue reading

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Arkansas Likes Motorcycles

Given the bad rap that motorcyclists sometimes get, it’s nice when a state makes an effort to invite riders to visit. The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has a section of its website devoted to motorcycling in the state. … Continue reading

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Two Wheels Through Terror on National Geographic Channel

Tonight (and several more times in the near future) the National Geographic Channel will air a docu-drama based on Two Wheels Through Terror, Glenn Heggstad’s story of being captured by Colombian insurgents during a 2001 motorcycle tour through South America. … Continue reading

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Stoner Takes the MotoGP Title

Casey Stoner locked up the MotoGP title yesterday in Motegi, Japan, coming in sixth against a thirteenth place showing by nearest contender Valentino Rossi. Finishing ahead of Rossi guaranteed that the Doctor could not earn enough points in the remaining … Continue reading

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It's Not Just You They're After

Some days, after half a dozen close calls with distracted auto drivers, it can feel like the world’s out to get you. But really, it’s not just you. According to the San Jose Mercury News, they’ll even run down George … Continue reading

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Chris Blais Update

I saw in recent forum postings that Chris Blais is back at home after the spinal cord injury he suffered on August 5. There is also an update today on the website of the Chris Blais Medical Fund, with a … Continue reading

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Seattle May Get Motorcycle Paramedics in 2008

The mayor of Seattle wants to put four firefighters on motorcycles in a pilot program designed to improve the response time of emergency services. Mayor Greg Nichols proposed budgeting $570,000 for the two-year pilot. Motorcycle-mounted emergency medical services in the … Continue reading

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Rossi Wins – MotoGP Title Still Up For Grabs

Valentino Rossi took first place in yesterday’s Portugese Grand Prix in Estoril. This means that Casey Stoner, whom many expected to lock the title in this race, will have to try again another day. Stoner came in third behind Dani … Continue reading

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LoJack Saves the Day

Some guy put a LoJack on his bike. It turned out to be a good idea, since it was stolen by some scumbag. Police followed the signal and busted a motorcycle chop shop. From the article: When authorities searched the … Continue reading

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BMW Launches U.S. Rider Training

For many years, BMW has offered training at the Enduro Park in Hechlingen for those willing to make the pilgrimage to Germany. I’ve never had the opportunity to go. But it looks like it’s gotten a bit easier for those … Continue reading

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