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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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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USTR Proposes 100% Tax on Imported Bikes

USTR Proposes 100% Tax on Imported Bikes

Motorcycles and Bikes with 500 cc or smaller engines are caught in the crossfire of an international trade policy standoff, which could see their prices double due to a newly proposed tax. The dispute, which involves the Office of United States Trade Representative and European Union, stems from ongoing disagreements over meat products. During the late Nineties, the World Trade Organization requested the E.U. lift its standing ban on U.S….

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Rare Ducati Bikes to be Auctioned at Bonhams

38 Ducati's to be Auction at Bonhams Las Vegas in January 2017

For Ducati collectors, the seventh-annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction may cause serious heart palpitations. The event, set for Thursday, January 26, at the Rio Casino & Hotel, will offer 38 of the rarest Ducati bikes built from 1948 through 2001, including 125 GP singles, Scramblers,  Supersports, and Works Racers. Included in this collection, which should bring in over $1 million, are 15 Ducati motorcycles from the Silverman Museum Racing…

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Burglars Try to Rob Honda Motorcycle Dealer

Burglars Hit Honda Motorcycle Dealership

On Sunday, Police arrested two burglars who they said were seen breaking into a Honda motorcycle and off-road vehicle dealership before leading police on a pursuit. The Melbourne Police Department said officers were called to Honda of Melbourne at 1240 S. Harbor City Blvd. after two men were reported seen using a sledgehammer to try to knock out a wall to the dealership. “Crime is probably not a a good…

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Stolen Bike Craigslist Ad Leads to Police Chase

Stolen Motorcycle Craigslist ad leads to police chase

A man was sent to the hospital after he crashed an allegedly stolen motorcycle early Tuesday morning while leading police on a chase in southwest Houston. The incident began about 4 a.m. near Woodhead and West Gray near the River Oaks Shopping Center, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department. Crowson said a man told investigators his motorcycle had been stolen a few days ago and he noticed…

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Police Searching for 4 in Motorcycle Shop Theft

Police Looking for 4 Suspects in Motorcycle Dealership theft Robbery

Davie Police are seeking the public’s help in locating four people responsible for an attempted theft at a local motorcycle shop and trying to steal four bikes, earlier this month. Surveillance cameras rolled as the subjects broke through hurricane-proof glass at the Rick Case Honda Powerhouse motorcycle store, earlier this month. “It took them quite some time to get through the hurricane glass with a hammer, but they were eventually able to…

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Aprilia Tuono & Caponord Front Brake Recall

Piaggio Aprilia Tuono V4 Caponord 1000 1100 1200 ABS Recall

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1000, 2016 Tuono V4 1100, 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS/ADD, and 2016 Caponord Rally motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013, to June 13, 2016. The affected motorcycles have a front brake master cylinder that may allow air into the hydraulic circuit, causing a longer than expected braking distance. CONSEQUENCE: If an abnormal distance is required to stop the…

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Kenny Roberts Sr. Sues His Son Kurtis

Kenny Roberts Senior

Three-time 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts Sr. has filed a domestic violence order against his 37-year-old son, three-time AMA Pro Road Racing Champion, Kurtis, with a court date that was on, Monday, August 29, 2016. Kurtis Roberts was hand delivered a Cease and Desist notice on August 11 on behalf of Roberts Sr. and his brother, 2000 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts Jr. “Both Messrs. Roberts are respected professionals in…

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