Navy Specialist Demoted for Gang Ties

Navy Officer Pleads Guilty to Having Motorcycle Gang Ties

A chief culinary specialist was busted down to E-6 this summer after he pleaded guilty to having Gang Ties according to recently released Navy records. Then-Chief Culinary Specialist Damitri S. Green, assigned to California’s Naval Base Coronado, pleaded guilty in July to violating Pentagon general orders “by wrongfully and actively participating” in the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club. Green’s Navy attorney declined comment via a service spokesman, and Green did not respond to social…

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First COVID Death Tied to Sturgis Rally Reported

First COVID Death linked to Sturgis Rally Reported

A Minnesota biker who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has died of covid-19 — the first fatality from the virus traced to the 10-day event that drew more than 400,000 to South Dakota. The man was in his 60s, had underlying conditions and was hospitalized in intensive care after returning from the rally, said Kris Ehresmann, infectious-disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health. The case is among at least…

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2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Flywheel Recall

2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Flywheel Recall

Ducati North America is recalling certain 2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 S motorcycles. The generator rotor, also known as a flywheel, may break, damaging the generator cover and causing oil leakage from the engine. As a rider is moving forward, the oil would likely be absorbed by the rear tire, potentially affecting handling and leading to the increased risk of a crash occurring. Remedy All affected Ducati Streetfighter…

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to Start Friday

80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 2020

A city of about 7,000 in a rural region of western South Dakota is set to host what will likely be one of the largest gatherings the world has seen in months, as hundreds of thousands are expected to show up for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally even with coronavirus cases climbing in the state. The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go on this year, bringing an expected crowd…

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Motorcycles Experiencing Unprecedented Demand

Polaris Experiencing Unprecedented Demand for bikes

Harley-Davidson (HOG, -2%) and Polaris (PII, +7.5%) issued contrasting earnings reports before the bell today. The maker of the iconic Harley missed earnings expectations by a wide margin, but Polaris, which makes off-road vehicles and snowmobiles as well as motorcycles, blew past forecasts and is experiencing unprecedented demand. The stocks are reacting accordingly. Both companies are navigating the same pandemic problems, with production facilities and dealership closed. But while Polaris is executing…

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Rare Benelli Bikes at Bonham’s Auction

Rare Benelli Bikes for sale at Bonham's Auction

It is painful to hear that the famed Morbidelli Motorcycle Museum in Pesaro, Italy, is being parted out, but the chance to purchase some rare Benelli Bikes is not one to miss if you are a collector or enthusiast. However, it does mean you have a shot at obtaining one or more of the motorcycles in the collection, including these three historic and rare Benelli bikes, at Bonhams Summer Sale auction. Here…

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Zero Motorcycles Cash For Carbon Program

Zero Motorcycles Cash For Carbon Program

There’s no getting around the fact that electric motorcycles are still expensive. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great and offer a unique riding experience, but you’re definitely paying for the privilege. Zero Motorcycles is hoping to take some of the sting out of switching from a bike that runs on old-fashioned dino squeezings to one that only uses electrons by offering its Cash for Carbon program, announced on Wednesday. The program will provide…

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Harley Halts Production Due to COVID19

Motorcycle Factories Shut Down Due to Corona Virus

Harley-Davidson has announced a temporary halt on production in their U.S. manufacturing facilities through March 29 due to COVID19. On Monday, the company had asked employees at their Milwaukee-area headquarters and Product Development Center to work remotely at least until the end of March. But that was before an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus yesterday, resulting in the immediate closing of HD’s Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility. The…

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2020 GasGas RC450F Unveiled at Dakar Rally

GasGas RC450F Unveil at Dakar Rally 2020

When it comes to launching new off-road motorcycles, actions speak louder than words, so Spanish Dirtbike Manufacturer GasGas unveiled their new RC 450F at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. That’s why some manufacturers skip the fancy-sounding presentations and enter instead their newest models in the world’s most grueling off-road competitions.  This is what GasGas is doing with the new 2020 model, and it didn’t enter just any competition: The…

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2014-2019 Indian Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Chief Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Springfield motorcycles. The gear position sensor contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear. CONSEQUENCE: If the transmission is not in neutral when the motorcycle is started, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash from a malfunctioning gear position…

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