Sturgis Police Investigating Terror Threat to Rally

Main Street Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2019

The Sturgis Police Department is Investigating a Facebook message they received about a possible list of lone wolves plotting homegrown terror attacks and the rally may be a target. Sturgis Chief of Police Geody Vandewater said they immediately reached out to the FBI. Vandewater said the FBI is trying to track down the original social media post. But it is not an easy process. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find…

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Pikes Peak Excludes Motorcycles for 2020

Pikes Peak to exclude motorcycle for 2020

The worst kind of heartbreak paid a visit to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year, when motorcycle rider Carlin Dunne died during his run up the mountain. The Ducati North America rider was less than 20 yards from the finish when it’s thought he high-sided, then flew over the edge of the mountain followed by his Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. Dunne was not only much loved in the motorcycle world, he had won on a bike…

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Free Charging on New Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Free Charging

Harley-Davidson announced on Thursday that it will provide the equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of free charging at Electrify America chargers for customers who buy its new LiveWire electric motorcycle in the first year, that’s approximately 4,000 miles of free riding . Harley has been working on developing the LiveWire since 2014, and after multiple delays it is finally scheduled to go on sale next month for $29,799, plus delivery. The company…

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Carlin Dunne Dies After Highside at Pikes Peak

Carlin Dunne Crashes his Ducati Streetfighter V4 Panigale at Pikes Peak

An investigation by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s race director and race safety team found that Carlin Dunne died Sunday after he “highsided coming into the last turn before the finish line,” race officials said Tuesday. Dunne’s 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype was inspected, and there’s no evidence of a mechanical failure, a news release says. “After reviewing footage from the incident,” investigators determined that Dunne had highsided, which…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Bike

First Timer's Guide to Buying a Bike

The warm rays of the spring sun trigger an almost irresistible thought of riding following a bitter, cold winter. For bikers who live in less forgiving climates, that means bringing their motorcycles out of hibernation, maybe for a trip to Daytona Bike Week or something of the sort. For wanna-be motorcyclists, that means visits to their nearby dealers to throw a leg over the sexiest rides in the showroom. Love…

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Harley Unveils LiveWire Production Electric Bike

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Production Electric Bike Unveiled in Italy

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire, the company’s first electric design, seemed like a one-off prototype when it appeared in 2014 with a potential $50,000 price tag and a unreasonably low range of only 53 miles. But the bike is very real, and it just made a public appearance at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, where loads of new information was announced. The bike will get power from a permanent magnet electric motor,…

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10 Hot Motorcycle Safety Tips from Safety Sally:

We all know that “practice makes perfect”, but how/where does one know how to SAFELY ride a motorcycle?  Well, let’s start with some basic safety measures. I’m not going to lie – when I first got on a motorcycle, I was terrified.  But after I calmed down and learned about the ins and outs of how to be safe on a motorcycle, I became less intimidated, and I got on…

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Aprilia Debuts Augmented Reality Smart Helmet

Aprilia Racing Virtual Reality Mechanic Smart Helmet

Aprilia Racing commissioned Realmore (a business unit of Equent Media Group) to develop a software application to be utilized on an augmented reality wearable device, DAQRI Smart Helmet, in order to visualize Augmented Reality content that helps the mechanics during the preparation and maintenance of racing bikes. The technology will be put into practice during the San Marino MotoGP at the Misano World Circuit in Italy on September 8 -10, 2017. Characterized by a common passion for…

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Nikola Powersports Unveils All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports Zero All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports has finalized the specifications and design for an all electric four-seater UTV dubbed the Nikola Zero. The Nikola Zero UTV is an all-electric, 400-volt plug-in, off-road and potentially street-ready vehicle. Dealerships can begin reserving production units starting in January. Starting at $35,000, the UTV will come with two performance options: 415 hp and 3,675 ft. lbs. of torque and 555 hp and 4,900 ft. lbs. of torque. The…

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Motorcycle Chop Shop Bust Leads to One Arrest

Gig Harbor Man Arrested for Running Chop Shop

A 40-year-old Gig Harbor man was arrested last week after detectives discovered a chop shop with about 15 stolen cars, trailers and motorcycles on his property, according to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. According to the post, the man was booked into Pierce County Jail on Aug. 7 for investigation of first-degree possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, of unlawful manufacture…

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