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Indian Scout FTR750 Race Bike Available For Purchase

Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Track race bike: now for sale for a cool $50k.

As if it wasn’t already clear enough that Indian is serious about its return to AMA American Flat Track racing, it has now announced that its new Scout FTR750 race bike will be made available for purchase to all flat track race teams, as well as to the general public. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new ...

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Bridgestone Battlecruise H50 Tires – Review

Bridgestone Battlecruise H50 tires on a Harley-Davidson Sportster. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Bridgestone has rolled out its first tire created specifically for American V-twin cruisers, the Battlecruise H50. Bridgestone has an extensive racing background, having provided the spec tires for the Formula One and MotoGP series, and is currently the official tire supplier of the Indy 500 (under the Firestone brand, which Bridgestone acquired in 1988). With that in mind, despite being ...

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Evel Knievel Memorabilia Up For Auction

Evel Knievel with his famous leathers and walking stick, on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com.

Every motorcyclist in the last, oh, say 40 years, has dreamed of being Evel Knievel. Flying recklessly through the air with nary a twinge of fear or doubt about what might possibly end up being a somewhat…er, rough landing. Today’s X Games and Red Bull extreme athletes can do things on modern motocross bikes that seem to defy physics, but in ...

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Rock and Roll Into Daytona Bike Week With Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson at Daytona.

It’s that time of year again, when racers and riders of all kinds finalize plans to attend the legendary Daytona Bike Week. This year marks the 76th annual event, and once again Harley-Davidson, the official motorcycle of Bike Week, has released their schedule of events.   Harley Headquarters at the Speedway Official Harley-Davidson Bike Week activities are consolidated at one venue ...

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23rd Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

Kyle Petty Charity Ride

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 23rd annual motorcycle trek. For the first time in almost a decade, the Ride, led by former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty, will travel across the Pacific Northwest. With Manheim, North America’s leading provider of used vehicle services, as returning presenting sponsor, the Ride will ...

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Tour Master Transition Series 4 Jacket – Review

Tour Master Transition Series 4 Men's Jacket.

We motorcyclists purposely prostrate ourselves before the weather gods, because riding’s all about open-air fun. But one road-wise veteran told me long ago, “Any fool can be uncomfortable.” So versatility plays a key role in the makeup of a good riding jacket. We’ve all bundled up on frosty mornings cold enough to see your breath, only to strip off layers ...

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R.I.P Racing Legend Jay “PeeWee” Gleason

PeeWee on his Yamaha V-Max. Photo by Yamaha.

Yamaha sent us the press release below today regarding the passing of Jay “PeeWee” Gleason, who those of us who avidly read and/or worked at Cycle magazine back in the day fondly remember as the magazine’s talented drag-strip fast guy. Be sure to read the personal remembrance from our contributor Ken Lee that follows the release: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., ...

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Pricing and Updates for Select 2017 BMW Models

2017 BMW R nineT Racer

BMW Motorrad USA is on the throttle. Last fall it announced 16 new or updated models (plus the HP4 RACE prototype), and earlier this month it reported a 48-percent increase in sales for January 2017 compared to the prior year. Pricing, availability and equipment updates for select 2017 models have just been released. 2017 BMW R nineT Racer Racing-oriented boxer ...

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Stayin’ Safe: Hidden Valley

The view of the road ahead looks wide open at first. But look again and notice the stretch of road that is hidden from sight.

Riding a stretch of rising and falling road is fun, but also presents a special kind of challenge for the back-road motorcyclist. While the rider can often see the road stretching out into the distance, parts of the path are hidden from view by one or more low elevation hillcrests. Those shallow dips—often hardly noticeable—can be as dangerous as a ...

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2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special | First Look Review

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special.

Harley-Davidson has announced a new model in its 2017 Touring lineup: the Road King Special. This blacked-out, muscular-looking bagger is powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, and offers a fresh and contemporary take on the classic Road King. Got a hankering for a Harley? Read our 2017 Street Glide Review here. Most of the Road King’s chrome was stripped ...

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