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Attention Gearheads – Handbuilt Motorcycle Show during Moto GP weekend in Austin, Texas

March 31, 2015 – 7:04 pm | Edit Post

Now here is some clever marketing. MotoGP touches down at COTA in Austin, Texas in a mere couple of weeks drawing thousands of spectators and gear heads. Whether or not you are mechanically inclined, you …

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Attention Gearheads – Handbuilt Motorcycle Show during Moto GP weekend in Austin, Texas

March 31, 2015 – 7:04 pm | Edit Post

Now here is some clever marketing. Handbuilt_Show_POSTERMotoGP touches down at COTA in Austin, Texas in a mere couple of weeks drawing thousands of spectators and gear heads. Whether or not you are mechanically inclined, you have an opportunity to take in the artistry of bike building by hand. No assembly line models. These bikes are hand crafted from the frame up and deserve the same appreciation that the manufactured pocket rockets of the circuit do. The builders are synonymous to the Grand Prix riders. Experts in their field and artists in their craft.

Speaking of art, a carefully curated selection of art from the Oil & Ink Print Expo with motorcycle-themed prints will be on display as well as REV’IT!, commissioned local artists’ customized gloves and the brand new 2015 Urban Collection plus a variety of additional art.

Brought to you by Revival Cycles and Moto Guzzi, there will be a showcase of vintage road racers, modern customs and a bit of everything in between.

If that doesn’t excite you, maybe the names Roland Sands, Walt Siegl, Fuller Moto, Deus Ex Machina, Shinya Kimura, Analog Cycles do.

If you are a cafe racer fan, come check out the new Guzzi V7 Kits and the latest pre-production models.

If you have yet to get to Sturgis and see the American Motordrome Wall of Death – it will be there too performing every hour on the hour free.

Show hours are Friday, April 10: 6PM – 1AM;  Saturday, April 11: 12PM – 1AM and Sunday, April 12: 10AM – 5PM.

Post expires on Sunday April 5th, 2015

Barcelona police department goes electric x30

March 16, 2015 – 8:49 pm | Edit Post

Police departments around the globe are beginning to introduce electric motorcycles to their fleets. California has the Zero and across the pond in Spain, Barcelona just added 30 BMW C Series electric maxi-scooters to their …

Wheel with The Road Hammers and win a Triumph Thunderbird LT

February 3, 2015 – 7:19 pm | Edit Post

By Marissa Baecker
Riding through the back roads of Abbotsford, B.C. I passed an outdoor concert venue where I saw The Road Hammers in big block letters. My first thought, “They’re back together?”
I knew that members …

Alpinestars Stella Sniper Air Flo offers purpose and style

December 15, 2014 – 8:02 pm | Edit Post

Unprotected riders usually blame hot weather or the cost of good gear as the reason they ride unprotected. No more excuses!
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2015 Victory Gunner – Two riders, two destinations – one experience

October 4, 2014 – 6:40 pm | Edit Post

By Brenda Knight
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Ducati unveils the 2015 Scrambler at Intermot

September 30, 2014 – 9:47 pm | Edit Post

How fun does this look!

 
At the end of the opening day at Intermot in Koln, Germany, Ducati pulled the covers of the all new highly anticipated 803cc six speed – The Scrambler.
Powered by an air-cooled, …

2014 Honda VFR800 – Road to rock n’roll

September 21, 2014 – 8:33 pm | Edit Post

By Marissa Baecker
MotorcyGal
The Honda VFR has a long history of being a fan favourite. Since its debut as a V4 – 750cc, the VFR has garnered attention. So much so, that changing it was a …

Snap-On Tools Masters of Metal brings Orange County Chopper to Kelowna

September 10, 2014 – 9:13 pm | Edit Post

By Marissa Baecker
Tools are to a mechanic like candy is to a child. The child has Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to show them how candy is made and the mechanic . . . …

2014 Kawasaki ZX-6R performs beautifully in twisties of infamous Westside Road

August 22, 2014 – 10:34 am | Edit Post

By Marissa Baecker
Supersport (aka “crotch rocket”) bikes are historically designed for one purpose – racing. Built for speed, the rider triangle is intentionally compact and not necessarily conducive to taller riders and being that I …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is economical, affordable and will take you as off-road as you want to go

August 10, 2014 – 2:11 pm | Edit Post

By Marissa Baecker
My spirit for adventure was awakened the moment the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 SE was unloaded from the trailer. Bright red and adventure-ready, the road less traveled was calling my name. Equipped with …

2015 Indian Chief offers two tone paint scheme

July 13, 2014 – 12:27 pm | Edit Post

Keeping in theme with its classic vintage look, Indian motorcycles has revealed that the 2015 Chiefs will offer two-tone paint. If you haven’t had a chance to ride one yet, and are planning to be …