Man Recovers Stolen Bike After Anonymous Tip

Man Recovers Motorcycle and uncovers theft ring

An anonymous tip led a Riverside man to recovers his World War II-era motorcycle that had been stolen a month ago. After Mike Dunn posted to social media and went on local TV news reporting the theft from his driveway Feb. 27, he received a tip that his box trailer containing the 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle was at a home in Rialto. Dunn said in an interview that he…

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Motorcycle Profiling Bill Quashed by ID Senate

Idaho Quashed Motorcycle Profiling Bill in Senate

Idaho senators quashed a proposal outlawing motorcycling profiling after some argued it would allow motorcycle gang members wearing colors a new way to wiggle out of arrests. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, was defeated in the Senate Wednesday on a 13-22 vote. Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, a former police officer, spoke out forcefully against the bill. “We don’t need this bill – I think that’s a fact,” he…

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Polaris Developing Electric Indian Motorcycle

Polaris to introduce Indian Electric Motorcycle

After Polaris Industries Inc. announced in January that it would wind down the operations of its Victory motorcycle brand, the status of the company’s electric motorcycle program remained unclear. But now that has changed under Polaris’s Indian brand of Motorcycles. Polaris motorcycles division president Steve Menneto recently said that the Medina, Minn.-based company is planning to roll out electric motorcycles under the company’s growing Indian brand in the next four to five…

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2015-2016 Yamaha R3 Ignition Switch Recall

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF R3 for Ignition Switch Issues

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. Water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall. CONSEQUENCE: An engine stall increases the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s…

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Polaris Announces Kids 150cc Side by Side

Polaris releases 150cc ACE Kids SxS

Polaris has announced a single-seat Polaris ACE 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame. Modeled after Polaris ACE vehicles, the new Polaris ACE 150 EFI gives kids and youth 10 years old and older the single-seat freedom enjoyed by their adult counterparts. It retails for $3,799 and is expected in dealerships by the end of March. “Polaris continues to innovate its youth line up to…

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Utah Considers Bill to Allow Lane Splitting

Utah Considering Bill Allowing Lane Splitting for Bikes

Utah motorists need to “start seeing motorcycles,” as the bumper sticker urges, because they soon may be traveling between lanes. The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow motorcyclists to travel between lanes of traffic on Utah roads in certain situations. HB410 would permit lane splitting — passing a vehicle moving the same direction in the same lane — when motorcyclists determine they can safely make the move…

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Indian Now Selling Purpose Built Race Bikes

FTR750 Purpose Built Flat Track Race Bike For Sale

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750, is available for purchase for $50,000. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series. A purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine powers the Scout FTR750. It features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body.  Indian’s…

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Thieves Steal Bikes from Rider Training School

Motorcycles Stolen from School Driving Education Program

Motorcycles and helmets were stolen from a driver’s educational program at a Rutherford County school property. Usually the bikes are locked up inside a large, metal storage unit at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, but someone decided to break in. “They snipped it right here,” said Kelly Appleton. She said thieves then made off with three of the motorcycles along with nine helmets and a metal loading ramp. “People steal…

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Man in CHP Motorcycle Officer Death Caught

CHP Officer Dies in High Speed Chase with Stolen Motorcycle

A man suspected of being the subject of a pursuit that resulted in the death of a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Wednesday night has been arrested. The CHP announced Thursday night that Alberto Morales Quiroz, 26, was taken into custody at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in connection with the death of Officer Lucas Chellew. Investigators believe that Quiroz was the suspect riding an allegedly stolen motorcycle that the officer was chasing…

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Serial Motorcycle Thief Apprehended in TX

Serial Motorcycle Thief Apprehended in Houston

An accused serial motorcycle thief is in custody after he took bikes for test rides and never returned them, Pearland police said. According to Pearland police, multiple people who were  attempting to sell their dirt bikes on Craigslist and ebay filed reports that a man took their bikes for test drives and never returned with the bikes. Police said 23-year-old Chaisson N. Porche acted as if he were interested in…

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