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Fifty Years Later, a Watch Honors a Motorcycle Speed Legend

Watch brands often see history as marketing gold. It’s certainly one reason Baume & Mercier is partnering on a series of chronographs with Indian Motorcycle, founded in 1901 and the oldest motorcycle company in the United States.<p>The first fruit of the deal, a $3,750 Burt Munro tribute watch based …

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Keanu Reeves' Latest Excellent Adventure: Creating Fancy Motorcycles

Keanu Reeves has survived a lot of crazy stuff. World-dominating machines. Bomb-laden bus rides. Traveling through time in a phone booth. But his …

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The Story Behind the MOTOBOT Project

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MOTOBOT Episode 3: Racing the Clock 挑戦

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Watch: This motorcycle-riding robot is no match for one of the most successful racers of all time

SRI and Yamaha teamed up to build an autonomous robot that rides an unmodified bike. Then they raced it against the fastest rider on Earth.<p>We all …

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5 ways that Harley-Davidson is fighting back against falling sales

In the face of declining profits, Harley-Davidson has a clear plan to try to inspire its die-hard customers — and new, young riders — to plunk down cash for a new motorcycle.<p>It's all about product.<p>Harley arrives in the motorcycle market this year with what CEO Matt Levatich says is "the most …

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Honda’s liquid-cooled Gold Wing is the first motorcycle with CarPlay

CarPlay on two wheels<p>Apple’s CarPlay has slowly but surely clawed its way into the once locked-down infotainment systems of nearly 50 manufacturers, but this week it’s breaking totally new ground. That’s because Honda has unveiled the new 2018 version of the Gold Wing touring motorcycle: the first …

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Alta Motors is the Tesla of motorcycles: Race-ready acceleration with energy dense battery packs

Reddit Email Comments<p>California-based electric motorcycle manufacturer, Alta Motors, builds some of the fastest and most advanced, competition-ready …

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Electric motorcycle road-tripping, hydrogen fuel-cell in the Army, mid-engined Corvette: Today's Car News

Today, we envision a diesel-free future in Copenhagen (with many exclusions), ride 4,000 miles across the country on an electric motorcycle, and see …

Alternative Fuel

How I rode 4,000 miles on an electric motorcycle for $10

Each summer I ride my electric motorcycle over 4,000 miles to show how easy it is.<p>Except it wasn’t actually easy—until this year.<p>What I mean by that …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Everything about Moto Beach Classic’s mix of surfing, music, motorcycles

A Roland Sands motorcycles as he promotes his Moto Beach Classic on October 14 at Bolsa Chica Beach in Los Alamitos Thursday, October 5, 2017. The …

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Motorcycle maker Royal Enfield gearing up for North American sales from Milwaukee - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 PST

A year after opening its flagship North American dealership in the city, India-based Royal Enfield says it’s about to ramp up sales through 60 …

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Hawaii’s Kailua-Kona makes Best American Foodie Towns list

Kailua-Kona on the “Big Island of Hawaii,” was named the #2 top 5 foodie town to visit in the Pacific West in the 2017 report of Best American Foodie …

My motorcycle summer

When two people find each other and fall in love later in the game — as my husband Jim and I did, a second marriage for both — a certain feeling may …

Women help rev up the motorcycle industry

Cruising around Philadelphia’s outlying neighborhoods on her Honda CBR 1000 RR motorcycle, Tijuana Smith has helmet hair, tears in her eyes and is covered in sweat.<p>“There’s nothing pretty about riding motorcycles,” Smith says.<p>Despite the fashion flop, she still loves being on two wheels.<p>“It’s …

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How to Actually Travel the World on a Motorcycle

Advice on surviving rain, heat, and starvation while riding around the world.<p>When Hagai Yardeny’s childhood friends from Israel asked if he wanted to take a motorcycle trip through Bulgaria in 2009, a simple “yeah” was his reply. The soft-spoken but physically imposing Yardeny couldn’t have known …

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How to Future-Proof the Modern Motorcycle

City-living and less fuel is the future of transportation, and the modern motorcycle needs to evolve.

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103-year-old seeks adventure as a Motorcycle Mama

At 103, Rochester resident Bertilla Mullenbach's appetite for adventure has never waned.<p>But even her closest friends and family members never …

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The Motorcycle Industry Needs Young Blood to Stay Alive

As the average rider age goes up, new young riders are needed to keep selling motorcycles.<p>Harley-Davidson<p>Today's motorcyclists are older than ever. …

How to Mimic George Clooney’s Motorcycle Adventure Through Spain

He’s one of Hollywood’s best known faces—so how does superstar George Clooney keep a low profile on holiday?<p>The two-time Oscar winner is perhaps the …

Can Millennials Save the Motorcycle Industry?

For Fed Pacheco, it was a long journey from motocurious to motorcyclist.<p>There was a ride years ago in Texas on his uncle’s Suzuki Boulevard, not long …

Want to Prevent Motorcycles Crashes? Make Riders 'Talk' to Drivers

Motorcycles, any self-respecting parent will tell you, are dangerous. Per mile traveled, people on motorbikes are nearly 30 times more likely to die …

Breaking down the myths and misconceptions about slavery in America

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>People think they know everything about slavery in the United …

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CHP: Motorcycle road rage causes chain-reaction crash on Santa Clarita freeway

A motorcyclist who kicked a car on a Los Angeles County freeway Wednesday morning caused a terrifying chain-reaction crash that left a truck …

Riderless ‘ghost’ motorcycle spotted on Paris street

A riderless motorcycle was captured on video cruising down a Paris highway after the driver was knocked off in a crash moments earlier, according to …

Oakland Man First Crossed US on Motorcycle

Even before the Wright Brothers took to the skies, or a man named Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson became the first to drive a car across the U.S. — a …

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Escaped Bull Takes Its Anger Out On An Innocent Motorcycle

We don't know what the poor hog did to deserve the wrath of such a pissed offed beast.<p>Digg is what the internet is talking about, right now. It's …

Zen and the Art of the World’s Deadliest Motorcycle Race

On the morning of June 7th, several spectators gathered by the side of a narrow country road in Ballig, on the Isle of Man, to witness the third full day of the Tourist Trophy—a weeklong series of motorcycle races held each year on this bumpy, grassy rock in the middle of the Irish Sea. They waited …

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