Man Recovers Stolen Bike After Anonymous Tip

Man Recovers Motorcycle and uncovers theft ring

An anonymous tip led a Riverside man to recovers his World War II-era motorcycle that had been stolen a month ago. After Mike Dunn posted to social media and went on local TV news reporting the theft from his driveway Feb. 27, he received a tip that his box trailer containing the 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle was at a home in Rialto. Dunn said in an interview that he…

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1300 Vintage Bikes at Las Vegas Auctions

Mecum Vintage Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas

The world’s largest antique and vintage motorcycle auction convenes today in Las Vegas, as the first gavels fall on the 26th annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. The four-day sale is likely to be a record-setter. Last year’s three-day Mecum event, which saw an 80% sell-through rate on the 646 bikes offered, generated $9 million in total sales. This year’s offerings total more than 1,000 bikes. The event will be…

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Indian Recalls 23,746 Motorcycles for Fuel Leak

Indian Motorcycles Fuel Rail Leak Recall

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak. CONSEQUENCE: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Indian will notify…

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Motorcycle Club Brawl at Long Island Show

Motorcycle Brawl at Long Island Classic Car Show

Police say as many as 70 members of rival motorcycle clubs brawled during a classic car show on New York’s Long Island, leaving two people hurt. Police say members of the Pagans and Hells Angels began fighting around noon on Sunday in the parking lot of the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. Officers managed to break up the brawl and disperse the groups. Police say two people were taken to hospitals…

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2016 Vintage Motorcycle Cannonball Race

Antique Motorcycle VIN Report

Thomas Trapp sells new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Germany, but for the next two weeks, he’ll be riding 3,300 miles coast to coast in the United States, aboard one made 102 years ago. He’s one of about 100 riders set to straddle century-old machines as part of the Motorcycle Cannonball, a biennial run for vintage motorcycles starting from Atlantic City on Saturday. “There’s nothing else like this ride,” said Trapp of…

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2016 Vintage Motorcycle Festival Winners

Vintage Ariel Motorcycle

Tom Ruttan’s 1949 Triumph Grand Prix won Best of Show last weekend, at the fifth annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at ACM. The event at America’s Car Museum campus in Tacoma, Washington, featured a weekend of motorcycle-related activities, including a Sunday ride coordinated by the local Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts bike club. “The Meet is one of the staple Signature Events that demonstrates how ACM has become a thriving institution since our…

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2014-2016 Indian Motorcycle Fire Hazard Recall

Indian Motorcycle Fire Hazard Recall

SUMMARY: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015. In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures. CONSEQUENCE: Elevated exhaust temperatures may result in an increased risk of fire. REMEDY: Indian will notify owners, and…

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