A major shakeup has taken place at America’s leading motorcycle brand, Harley-Davidson. President & CEO Matt Levatich is stepping down from his post, and leaving the company, ending a career with H-D spanning 26 years, as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Read More
Month: February 2020
Proper spring trip planning begins with a dream, visions of lands unexplored, of mountains never seen, roads never ridden, fantasies about different places, different climates, different people.
Where does your motorcycle mind go when it dreams? What unexplored lands haunt your imagination? When your mind wanders, what uncharted lands does it see? When you know the answer to these questions, start planning. There is a science and an art to trip planning that makes the process as pleasurable as the trip. Here is how.
Motorcyclists have some unwritten codes, which we all (mostly) abide by, such as “the wave”, riding staggered with each other, among others. Notably, most motorcyclists also follow the rule, “never leave a fellow rider stranded.” This is regardless of brand or type of bike. I’ve been on the giving and receiving end of this “biker good will”, and it’s one of the many reasons I love the motorcycling community.Read More
The Florida race not only kicked off the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship but was also the “This Race Saves Lives” event in which teams featured St. Jude patient-inspired artwork on their bikes and gear. The custom graphics and one-of-a-kind gear was collected after the race and will become available in the coming days where fans can bid on items from their favorite teams and riders. The online auction went live during the opening segment of Race Day Live and the first item up for bid was Ricky Carmichael’s custom-built Suzuki Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S. Fans can bid on Ricky’s bike and other items by visiting stjude.org/supercrossauction through the final round in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 2.Read More
Klim has come a long way from its origins when founder Justin Summers was making uniforms for ski resort workers. In the 1990s, snowmaking crews at Brighton Ski Resort were going through six uniforms a year as the brutal and metallic nature of their work tore their uniforms to pieces. Justin stepped in and interwove Kevlar fabric with stainless steel, creating uniforms that lasted up to three years instead of just over a month.Read More
Royal Enfield is among the largest motorcycle manufacturers on the planet, and one of the oldest. First launched in 1901 as Enfield Cycle Company of Redditch, Worcestershire, England, the company’s signature bike has been the legendary Bullet, the longest-enduring motorcycle design in history. Eventually establishing manufacturing in British Commonwealth India in 1955, Enfield partnered with Madras Motors to form Enfield India, building a 350cc Bullet for their market. Eventually Royal Enfield England folded up in 1967 as the British motorcycle industry began its slow painful death, but the brand thrived in its new home of Chennai, India. Interestingly, the brand has recently opened a technology development facility back in “merry old England”, so in a sense, the brand is returning to their geographic roots.Read More
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