Honda Donates Two Bikes to Redondo Beach PD

Honda donates two Africa Twin Bikes to the Redondo Beach Police Department

American Honda donated two Africa Twin adventure motorcycles to the Redondo Beach Police Department during a ceremony at the company’s offices in Torrance, California. The donation was to support the recently launched City of Redondo Beach Police Foundation, which funds new technologies to help advance the vision of the police department. American Honda Community Relations had already assisted the foundation as a founding sponsor, donating a pair of Pioneer 700…

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2017 Bombardier Can Am Spyder RT Recall

2017 Bombardier Can Am Spyder Recall

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain 2017 Can Am Spyder RT motorcycles. Due to a manufacturing error within the headlight assembly, the headlight may shine too high when on the low beam setting. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and associated Equipment.” CONSEQUENCE: If the headlight beam is too high, oncoming traffic…

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NICB: National Motorcycle Thefts Increasing

National Motorcycle Thefts Increase according to the NICB

Motorcycle thefts rose slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but the crime rate is still way down from where it was 10 years ago. So says the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which just released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States. In 2016, 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen, compared to 45,555 in 2015 – an increase of 2 percent. “Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in…

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Baker College Car & Motorcycle Show May 21st

Baker College Car & Bike Show May 21st, 2017

Baker College’s Flint campus will be the venue for the campus’ Community, Cars, Bikes, Crafts & College event, May 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1050 W. Bristol Rd. The free, public event is an expansion of the college’s popular annual Car and Motorcycle Show, which featured nearly 500 vehicles last year. New activities include demonstrations and interactive displays by Baker College students, community arts and crafts booths, and a kids’ zone…

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SF to LA Non-Stop on a Lightning Electric Bike

Lightning Motorcycles Electric Prototype that can go from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a Single Charge

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an electric motorcycle. The current record, for longest distance traveled on one charge on…

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Kelly Johnson Dies on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

Kelly Johnson Died on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

An accomplished, 24-year-old motorcycle racer died on the last turn of her last lap Sunday at the Portland International Raceway ( PIR ), officials said. Kelly Johnson, a Sauvie Island resident and previous champion who holds a lap record at PIR, died immediately from an impact with a wall about 3 p.m., said Chris Page, president of the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association. “She was a known personality in the…

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Two Bikes Stolen from Irv Seaver BMW

Brazen Heist of Two BMW bikes from Irv Seaver

Authorities in Southern California had their hands full Thursday night with a series of brazen and risky motorcycle-related incidents, including the late-night heist of two pricey bikes from a BMW Dealership. The first incident started just after 9 p.m. when authorities tried to stop a motorcycle rider who they said was speeding on the 605 Freeway in El Monte. The rider raced through multiple cities — at one point reaching…

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Dan Kyle Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges

Dan Kyle Racing Engines World's Largest Ohlins Dealer Pleads Guilt to Tax Evansion

Dan Kyle of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California – known best for his speed shop, Kyle Racing – pleaded guilty to defrauding the US government earlier this week, after it was found that Kyle had been hiding cash-based purchases made at this business. Daniel Laine Kyle Racing Engines is known best for being the largest Öhlins suspension dealership in the United States (if not the world), as the company offered aggressive pricing on the Swedish-born…

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Ducati Multistrada Enduro Rear Shock Recall

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Rear Shock Absorber Recall Notice

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Multistrada 1200 Enduro motorcycles. The motorcycle’s rear shock absorber lower shock-end eyelet may crack and possibly detach from the swingarm. CONSEQUENCE: If the rear shock absorber detaches from the swingarm, the motorcycle’s handling would be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear shock absorber assembly, free of charge. The recall is…

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Quail Motorcycle Gathering This Weekend

9th Annual Quail Motorcycle Show in Monterey this Weekend

The 9th annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering officially kicks off Saturday. Originally a one-day affair, the Peninsula Signature event has added Sunday events to expand to three full days, and may soon last an entire week. That’s the ambition of Quail creator Gordon McCall, the longtime Monterey Peninsula resident and motorsports enthusiast. McCall said this year’s event will include a curated Friday ride and a spread of Sunday activities, including test…

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