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Aerostich New Jersey Pop-Up Event March 29-April 1

Aerostich New Jersey Pop-Up Event

Aerostich is coming east! It’s setting up in the Garden State directly across the river from New York City, with all the latest riding gear and equipment, for a special 4-day Pop-Up Event in Edgewater, New Jersey. Join Aerostich factory fitting experts and see, try on and feel all of the latest Aerostich riding gear, including the all-new Cousin Jeremy ...

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Arai Signet-X and Quantum-X Helmet Review

Arai Quantum-X in Glass White, with Pro Shade in lowered position.

Last year Arai redesigned its top-of-the-line racing helmet and changed its name from Corsair-V to Corsair-X. We reviewed the Corsair-X in our April 2016 issue (also here on ridermagazine.com), praising its ventilation, lightness, comfort and new pivoting shield mechanism. Arai has given the “X” treatment to two of its street helmets: the Signet-X, which has a long oval head shape, ...

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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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