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Why Does This Re-Engineered Motorcycle Cost $115,000?

Every day, in a nondescript, sun-beaten warehouse 15 minutes outside of Austin, you’ll find a handful of foot-long beards and tattoos so bad they’re …

Design

Deadly dilemma for man who shot Hells Angel Bob Green

Hours after shooting Hells Angel Bob Green, Jason Wallace found himself alone with an unimaginable choice.<p>Devastated, drunk and high on drugs, the …

Crime

Motorcycle crashes cause far more severe injuries than car accidents

(Reuters Health) - Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests.<p>While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries …

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 …

Home

Keanu Reeves' Latest Excellent Adventure: Making 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 …

Motorcycles

The Story Behind the MOTOBOT Project

MOTOBOT Episode 3: Racing the Clock 挑戦

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 …

Valentino Rossi

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 …

Motorcycles

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 …

Motorcycles

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 …

Motorcycles

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 …

Fuel Cell

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 …

California

Motorcycle maker Royal Enfield gearing up for North American sales from Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – Its North American sales are still minuscule, not even a blip on the radar screen of Harley-Davidson Inc., but motorcycle manufacturer …

Spokane

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 …

Nylon

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. …

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 …

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. …

Motorcycles

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 …

South Dakota

To Prevent Motorcycle Crashes, Make Riders 'Talk' to Cars

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

Transportation

Slavery in America: Why Myths and Misconceptions Persist

<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 …

Slavery

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 …

Dick Enberg

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 …