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Harley and BMW Owners Say Their Brands Are Less Reliable, but More Satisfying

Consumer Reports magazine has conducted their first ever motorcycle reliability survey and they say that a quarter of all Harley-Davidson owners reported experiencing a major problem with their motorcycle in the previous four years.  BMW owners reported their motorcycles are… Continue Reading

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Did GEICO Consider Irony in Song Choice

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The insurance company GEICO has been aggressively courting motorcycle riders.  Their latest campaign, Motorcycle Money Man, uses the song,  Midnight Rider  by the Allman Brothers. The irony that an insurance company would choose a song from an artist who was… Continue Reading

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2012 Harley-Davidson Switch Back

Passing through the rust belt near Allentown Pa, I can see the black wall of angry storm clouds racing towards me from the southwest. It seems “thunderstorms and test bikes” are my constant theme in 2012. First it was tropical… Continue Reading

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The Bad Boy of Bike Building Makes it Number Four

The internet is abuzz about reality show, bike building celebrity Jesse James and 36 year old, Alexis DeJoria who rumors say were married over the weekend in Malibu California. Jesse hasn’t officially confirmed the rumors, and his manager isn’t responding to… Continue Reading

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Bill Would Add Motorcycle License Requirement in Alabama

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Legislators in Alabama, the only State in the Union that doesn’t require adults to take a test to obtain a motorcycle license, are considering a bill to change that distinction. In Alabama, anyone 16 and older with a regular driver’s… Continue Reading

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Man Risks His Life To Save Bike Containing His Brothers’s Ashes

Billy Fountain stands next to his late brother's 1992 Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle, which contains some of the ashes of the late Harold "Jugsy" Fountain, a Vietnam veteran who died while riding the bike in Florida in 2004. In back is the garage-barn where the bike had been kept. The garage was destroyed in a Wednesday morning fire, but the bike was unscathed.
Conor Berry, The Republican

Monson MA  March 20, 2013:  (excerpted from The Republican)    Billy Fountain told the local newspaper there was no way he was letting his brother’s 1992 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy burn up in the fire that broke out near the barn… Continue Reading

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No More Rainsuits? Introducing the Rainrunner

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A South Asian company, Roof For Two, has developed a novel approach to that pesky problem of sudden downpours ruining an otherwise enjoyable motorcycle commute.  Introducing the Rain Runner.  A portable, fold-flat, quick deploying, rain cover for a motorcycle. You’ll… Continue Reading

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No Colors Allowed

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by.  Editor Scott Cochran I didn’t see the notices taped on the front of the entrance doors to the Charlotte Convention Center when I arrived early Saturday morning to man our booth at the Easyriders Bike Show this past January. Sylvia was… Continue Reading