Hogs for Heroes in Search of Next Veteran

Hogs for Heroes in Search of Next Veteran

One Madison non-profit operates with the goal of getting veteran heroes back out on the road on brand new motorcycles. Now, it’s looking for a deserving vet for its next bike donation. When Kevin Thompson first started Hogs for Heroes with his wife, brother and sister-in-law, the four had a vision to combine their passions for supporting veterans with motorcycles. “We didn’t know what to expect as far as how…

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Four Bikes & ATVs Burglarized from Repair Shop

Four ATVs and Bikes Burglarized from Shop

The owner of Mark’s Auto Repair in Madras, which was burglarized last month, is now offering a $500 reward to encourage people with information to step forward and help solve the theft of items worth an estimated $17,000. A burglary not only takes a financial toll on victims, but takes other tolls, too. “It’s been hard on the family,” owner Mark Hodges said. “My wife’s not sleeping good. And of…

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Stolen Motorcycle Recovered in Lakeland, FL

Stolen Motorbike recovery by police in lakeland, fl

Christopher Beistline’s motorcycle is his prized possession. So, when he walked outside his Lakeland apartment complex Feb. 9 and realized his motorcycle was stolen, he was furious. “I look in the spot, and I’m like ‘you gotta be kidding me,’ and I just started freaking out,” Beistline said. Beistline called police and then started printing hundreds of flyers to blanket across Lakeland. He posted photos of his motorcycle on his…

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AMA President Testifies Against New Tariff

AMA President Testifies Against New Tariff

A proposed 100 percent tariff on European motorcycles would harm U.S. consumers by pricing affected models beyond the reach of American families, American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman told a federal trade committee today. Dingman said motorcycles should be removed from the list of products included in the proposed tariff. “Many of the European-produced motorcycles in the affected categories are available at reasonable prices that allow for entire…

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Nine Arrested in Bronx Motorcycle Theft Ring

Nine Arrested in New York Motorcycle Theft Ring

Nine men from across New York were charged Wednesday for carrying out a series of luxury motorcycle heists and getting rid of the evidence by shipping the choppers to the Dominican Republic, authorities said. The self-proclaimed “Steal Crew” allegedly canvassed the city for high-end bikes, such as Ducatis, and then broke the steering wheels and shoved the motorcycles into getaway trucks, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. The group…

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Nick Beaulieu New King of Custom Builders

New King of Custom Motorcycle Builders Named

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine. Beaulieu earned the title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday. “Winning such a prestigious competition is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a teenager,” said…

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Two Alarm Fire Destroys Ducati Dealership

2 Alarm Fire Destroys Southern California Import Motorcycle Dealer

A two-alarm fire at an Escondido European motorcycle dealership may have caused as much as $2.5 million in damage, a fire battalion chief said. It was still unclear Sunday what led to the fire, first reported about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The building — home to a Ducati and Italian Motorcycle dealership — was still too unstable to allow investigators inside. Battalion Chief Art Holcomb said no one would be allowed into Moto Forza until the…

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Biker Arrested for Motorcycle Heist Video

Biker Caught After Posting Video of Motorcycle Heist on Facebook

It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Miami and the city’s tow truck drivers were about as busy as the hundreds of biker racing through the streets — sometimes in the wrong direction, more often than not, popping wheelies, during the annual “Bikes Up, Guns Down” rally. So when the Molina Towing driver was making his way down Northwest 68th Street near 12th Avenue with his haul of two…

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Report Shows ATV Deaths & Injuries Decline

ATV Deaths and Injuries in Decline in the United States Reports Show

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) 2015 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries confirms that fatalities and injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (ATV) continue to decline. The report finds a “statistically significant decreasing linear trend” in ATV-related injuries for 2007-2015.   For 2007 to 2012 reported ATV-related fatalities declined by 31 percent, and ATV-related fatalities involving children declined by 50 percent. Reporting for 2013 to 2015 is ongoing. “Member companies…

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BMW & KTM to Use New Bosch Technology

KTM & BMW to utilize new Bosch Technology on 2017 Motorcycles

Both BMW and KTM will utilize Bosch instrumentation for 2017. Since the features will require more use of the screen, Bosch also updated the manufacturing process for the TFT. Previously, the LCD and the glass of the screen were separate pieces. Now, the LCD is bonded directly to the glass. This has two benefits. First, it improves usability by reducing reflections. Second, the life of the unit is increased. Previously,…

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