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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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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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Celebrity Donates Motorcycles To Veterans Charity

We wonder if Demi ever rode on the p-pad with Bruce on this bike?

His face is instantly recognizable and his support of veteran causes is well known. Now the last action hero, Bruce Willis is donating five of his motorcycles that will be auctioned online to benefit Boot Campaign. The auction started two… Continue Reading

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BMW Recalls S 1000 Models

BMW is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured September 2011, through December 2012. Due to a manufacturing fault, the side-stand attachment bolts could start to loosen. The loosening of the side-stand bolts could cause the stand… Continue Reading

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Harley-Davidson Recalls V-Rods for Minor Problem

 Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling all model year 2012 and certain model year 2013 VRSCDX motorcycles manufactured from June 14, 2011, through August 1, 2012. The license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate… Continue Reading

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Largest Honda Dealer in the US Under Investigation

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Southern Honda Powersports, the largest Honda dealer with locations in Tennessee and Florida is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),  the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nashville and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office for allegedly selling unsafe motorcycles,… Continue Reading

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Bodies In Painted Motion

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The folks behind the International Motorcycle Show, (Advanstar) partnered with some California artsy types and came up with a creative way to use body paint to “define” a culture.   What we like best is they used Erin Bates (Speed… Continue Reading

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Honda Recalls CB1000RC For Potential Drive Plate Problems

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 Honda is recalling 1,542 certain model year 2012 NC700XDC and NC700XC motorcycles. Some motorcycles may be equipped with drive chains that contain outer drive plates that were improperly heat-treated, resulting in plate fracture during use, If a plate fractures, the motorcycle can… Continue Reading

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NYPD Loses Seven Motorcycles Seized As Evidence

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New York NY:  You can seize them, but you can’t always keep them.  That is, if you’re the NYPD. In July, the department seized 60 high end motorcycles as evidence in a motorcycle and gun trafficking ring.  in late August,… Continue Reading

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Wynonna Judd’s Husband Loses Leg in Motorcycle Accident

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Wynonna Judd‘s husband and drummer Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser‘s left leg was amputated above the knee following a motorcycle accident on Saturday in South Dakota.  According to published reports the couple was riding separate motorcycles on US Hwy 16 near Deadwood… Continue Reading