Nicky Hayden Dies After Being Hit by a Car

Nicky Hayden Crash Car Bike

Nicky Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion, has died five days after he was involved in a cycling accident with a car in Italy. The 35-year-old American also known as the Kentucky Kid was hit by a car on a training exercise in Italy last weekend, suffering severe head and chest injuries. On Monday, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital, where he had been placed into a medically induced coma, confirmed that…

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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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Four Bikes & ATVs Burglarized from Repair Shop

Four ATVs and Bikes Burglarized from Shop

The owner of Mark’s Auto Repair in Madras, which was burglarized last month, is now offering a $500 reward to encourage people with information to step forward and help solve the theft of items worth an estimated $17,000. A burglary not only takes a financial toll on victims, but takes other tolls, too. “It’s been hard on the family,” owner Mark Hodges said. “My wife’s not sleeping good. And of…

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How To Get Your Bike Fixed After a Hurricane

Hurricane Flood Damaged Motorcycles

People whose motorcycles were damaged or destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for help to repair or replace their bikes. The first step should be to check their insurance policy or contact their insurance agent, as some policies cover vehicle damage. Vehicle owners may also be eligible for federal assistance in one of the 27 eastern and central North Carolina counties. Vehicle Buyers should beware of Flood Water…

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BMW’s Self Balancing Concept Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad Self-Balancing Concept Bike

In the distant future, motorcycle riders will have no need of helmets or padded clothing. They also won’t need to put their feet on the ground when they stop. That’s because, according to BMW, the motorcycle of the future will balance itself and will help the driver avoid crashes. BMW, which is famous for motorcycles as well as cars, unveiled a new concept motorcycle in California Tuesday. The BMW Motorrad…

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