Fri
07
Mar

New Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Ban Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Four U.S. senators representing both the Democrat and Republican parties introduced new legislation that would prevent the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from funding checkpoints that specifically target motorcyclists.

The new bill – S.2078 – would put a stop to NHTSA‘s Motorcycle Law Enforcement Demonstration Program which provides states with federal funding for traffic checkpoints that stop only motorcyclists. The checkpoints allow law enforcement to inspect motorcycles and determine if they meet state standards ranging such as noise levels, tire conditions and handlebar lengths.

Thu
06
Mar

Indian Motorcycles Ad Entices You to Make the Choice [Video]

With classic motorcycle manufacturers trying to make ends meet as far as bringing together retro styling and the old legacy on one hand, and the mandatory modern approach to bike-making, it should not be a big surprise seeing that ads are as emotional as it gets. That is, because these bikes are, in a way, old, and the only thing which sells them is nostalgia. And this makes a great resource for an emotional ad.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing amiss with such ads: it’s just openly talking about what makes them appealing and eventually selling these two-wheelers. So since heritage plays such a huge role in marketing classic bikes, it was only natural that individuals and stories from the past were brought into the spotlight.

Wed
05
Mar

St Louis Chopper Builder Donate Custom Bike & 2.5 Million to College

Gary Savill and Barbara Stampfli-Savill, residents of St. Louis, and owners and operators of Silver Wraith Choppers, LLC in St. Louis have donated a custom-built motorcycle to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine to be raffled as a part of the college’s annual Gentle Doctor Benefit (GDB). The GDB will be held on April 5 and serves as a fundraiser to support scholarships for the College of Veterinary Medicine

In addition to the motorcycle, the couple made an estate commitment of $2.5 million to the college. That gift will create an endowment to support scholarships for veterinary students and will encourage volunteer work among its recipients.

Mon
03
Mar
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Easy Rider goes electric at Montreal Motorcycle Show

Made-in-Quebec electric motorcycle goes from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds

Heavy metal thunder could be a thing of the past if a revolutionary electric motorcycle catches on, as its Quebec designers hope it will.

Revealed this weekend at the Montreal Motorcycle Show at the Palais Des ?Congrès, the Longueuil-built SORA can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of nearly 200 km/h - all with hardly a sound.

That silence is leaving some old-school motorcycle enthusiasts unconvinced.

"There's no sounds... I like the sounds. A lot of guys… like the sounds the feeling and hearing the motor," said ?Stéphane Bessette.

The silent SORA, however, is making a lot of noise among attendees, says show manager Bianca Kennedy.

"It has certainly added a lot of attention to the show, lots of interest, a lot of buzz," she said. "Innovation always creates interest."

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