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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 …

Travel

How to Future-Proof the Modern Motorcycle

City-living and less fuel is the future of transportation, and the modern motorcycle needs to evolve.<p>Transportation isn't a simple gas up and go, point A to point B equation anymore. Now cars drive themselves, travel for hundreds of miles without gas, and soon won't have a steering wheel at all. …

Motorcycles

103-year-old seeks adventure as a Motorcycle Mama

At 103, Rochester resident Bertilla Mullenbach's appetite for adventure has never waned.

Motorcycles

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 …

George Clooney

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 …

Motorcycles

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 …

Tech Trends

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 …

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 …

San Francisco

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 | The New Yorker

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 …

Isle of Man

How Indian Motorcycle Company Accomplished a Great and Gorgeous American Comeback

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017<p>From Dust to Glory<p>By Gear Patrol Studios<p><b>From Issue Four of the Gear Patrol Magazine.<br>Discounted domestic shipping + 15% off in</b> …

Motorcycles

The Physics of Nearly Killing Yourself on a Motorcycle

The internet loves videos of motorcyclists doing crazy things on the autobahn. This one seems especially popular. From what I can gather, the rider …

Physics

Man arrested for taking baby on motorcycle ride

DEER PARK, Texas — A Texas man has surrendered to deputies after being charged with child abandonment and endangerment after a photo of him on a …

Motorcycle Narrowly Avoids Rear-Ending A Car At 150 MPH On The Autobahn

German autobahns famously have no speed limit, which can lead to some very, very close calls, like this motorcycle cruising at 240 KPH (150 MPH).

Bessie Stringfield, the Bad-Ass Black Motorcycle Queen of the 1930s

She owned 27 Harleys and rode them all over the United States.<p>In the 1930s, Bessie Stringfield practically disappeared in a cloud of smoke, bolting …

Weird

Would you buy an electric two-wheeler?

Honda and Yamaha are teaming-up for a 'rental and battery exchange service' in a bid to expand the...<p>MCN finds out if bikes like BMW’s …

Motorcycles

ducati 848 neo-racer custom motorcycle by smoked garage

the ducati 848 neo-racer custom motorcycle from smoked garage cuts a futuristic form in raw aluminum with minimalist blue details.The post ducati 848 …

Ducati

"Moby Dick" threatens to break motorcycle auction records

One of the most valuable motorcycles in the world is going to auction in Italy next month: the Brough Superior SS100 nicknamed "Moby Dick" by <i>Motor</i> …

Motorcycles

Why 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Still Resonates

<i>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</i> should not be a popular book. Long, meandering, and often perplexing, it is not surprising that it was …

Literature

Robert M Pirsig, 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author, Dies at 88

The writer inspired generations to road trip across America with his 1974 philosophical novel<p>Robert M. Pirsig, the author of philosophical novel “Zen …

Literature

Indian Chieftain Limited motorcycle is a bad urban bagger

Polaris-owned Indian Motorcycle, pressing its assault on the big bike market, recently added the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite to its line of Chiefs, Chieftains, Springfields, Roadmasters and Scouts.<p>I had a week on the Limited, and liked it a lot.<p>Like its full-dress Chieftain and Roadmaster …

Snake Targets Motorcyclist

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Motorcycle rider beheaded in San Bernardino freak accident

A motorcycle rider has been decapitated in a freak accident in San Bernardino.<p>Authorities say 27-year-old Fabian Zepeda was killed Tuesday morning when he drove into a wire stretched across a road from a snapped utility pole.<p>Police told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that minutes earlier, a driver …

Mattress flies into path of motorcycle going 50 mph in dramatic video

A terrifying moment for a motorcyclist was caught on camera in Australia after a mattress flew off the back of a truck and directly in front of the …

Mattresses

Dan Leung on Falling In and Out of Love with Skating

Japanese motorcycle gangs have wreaked havoc since the 1970s. Known as Bosozuku, these gangs have a violent history, raging war against rival crews and cops. Gang members roamed the highways, sometimes hundreds at a time, with an array of brutal weaponry, customized bikes, and distinct crew …

LaVar Ball

A Heart-Stopping Video Of A Motorcyclist Losing Control And Flipping Right Off A Cliff

Our stomachs took a tumble when he skidded off the road, but through sheer, miraculous luck, he and his motorcycle are both relatively unscathed.