Police Warn about String of Motorcycle Thefts

Orlando Police Warn of string of motorcycle thefts

Orlando police are investigating a string of motorcycle thefts from downtown apartment complexes, and detectives think two separate groups are responsible. One group, police said, stole a Suzuki GSX-R from the Nora complex on North Orange Ave on Feb. 2, then left it outside a hotel down the street with its starter system and seat missing. Those suspects also may be responsible for the March 18 theft of a Suzuki…

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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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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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Kawasaki Drops Apprentice Due to Trump

Kawasaki Motorcycles pull Sponsorship for The Apprentice due to Trump's bad publicity

As a reality star, Donald J. Trump turned “The Apprentice” into a television success. As president-elect, he may be costing it money. Kawasaki, the Japanese motoring company, said on Wednesday that it would drop its sponsorship of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC as long as Mr. Trump retained his involvement in the show. The company’s decision came after it was featured by #GrabYourWallet, a grass-roots online campaign to boycott…

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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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Thieves Buy 4 Motorcycles Using Fake Info

Suspect Uses Fake Identification to Buy 4 Motorcycles

Police say two identity theft suspects are in jail after they used an Aurora woman’s credit to buy four motorcycles, a Corvette and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise at Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy. “It was outrageous,” said victim Kris Atkin. “They were able to purchase a brand new Corvette.” Surveillance video from September shows a man and a woman in a motorcycle shop in September. Police say…

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Kawasaki UTV Government & Fleet Direct Sales

Kawasaki's New Government and Fleet Direct Sales Web Site

In an effort to help facilitate government and fleet sales and to add awareness to its internal sales programs, a government and fleet sales section has gone live on Kawasaki.com. Kawasaki is known for its “Kawasaki Strong” lineup of side-by-side utility vehicles and Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., (KMC) recently made it easier for government and fleet purchasers to see our full lineup and work with the KMC’s dealer network of…

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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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Long Beach Motorcycle Show Starts Today

Long Beach International Motorcycle Show 2016

Shrinking motorcycle sales are forcing manufacturers to think small. In an effort to attract women, minorities and riders of smaller size to the sport, some of the industry’s biggest companies are building smaller bikes. Several will make their U.S. debut at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, which opens Friday at the Long Beach Convention Center. Among them are downsized machines from Honda, Kawasaki, Ducati and BMW. An estimated 50,000-plus attendees…

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