Mon
08
Aug

4 hurt when motorcycle goes off stage, into crowd

(video)-STURGIS, S.D. –  Four people were hurt when a motorcyclist performing a stunt accidentally drove into a crowd at the annual Sturgis Motorcyle Rally, said a spokeswoman for the South Dakota campground where the event is held.

Buffalo Chip Campground spokeswoman Nyla Griffith told the Rapid City Journal the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday between performances by Lita Ford and Kid Rock. She said a rider was performing a burn out between shows when he lost control and went off stage.

Griffith said four people were treated on the scene and were believed to have been taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately clear.

This year's annual Sturgis rally in western South Dakota's Black Hills kicks off Monday. A record 739,000 people attended last year.

Thu
04
Aug

Motorcycle Hill Climb to return; see stellar photos through the years

MUSKEGON, MI – Like they have for decades, motorcycle engines will roar on the slopes of Mount Garfield this weekend.
Hosted by the Muskegon Motorcycle Club, the 2016 All Star Pro Hill Climb will take place at the venue, 5803 Lake Harbor Road, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.
The hill climb is a tradition in Muskegon County, a community that has a deep, rich connection with motorcycles. In 1919, Dan Raymond opened the Raymond Motor & Cycle Company on Ottawa Street in Muskegon.

Wed
03
Aug

Civil War vet's ashes on motorcycle ride across America to Maine

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Jewett Williams served in the 20th Maine Regiment in the Civil War. When he died in 1922 at an Oregon insane asylum, he was cremated and his ashes were stored and forgotten along with the remains of thousands of other patients.

With a color guard in Civil War-era uniforms present, Oregon State Hospital officials handed over Williams' ashes to a group of motorcycle-riding military veterans for a journey across the country to his home state.

"He was a son, a brother, a husband and a father. At the end of his life, however, he was alone and institutionalized here," Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney said at the ceremony. "When he died, nobody came. Nobody came to honor him. Nobody came to take him home. Nobody came. Until today."

Tue
02
Aug

Triumph back chasing world motorcycle speed record

British motorcycle racer and TV star Guy Martin have lined up another attempt on the world record for motorcycle speed aboard their daring six-cylinder machine built by Triumph.

The UK-based brand has unveiled its the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner this week ahead of an assault on the Bonneville Salt Flats in August. It had planned an assault on the record in 2015 with the same machine but was forced to postpone it until 2016 after Martin was injured in a crash at the Ulster Grand Prix.

The "bike", if you could call it that, is ensconced in a streamlined 7.7 metre long body designed to cut through the air at high speed.

The 2015 Triumph Rocket III Streamliner.
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The 2015 Triumph Rocket III Streamliner.

Mon
01
Aug

Big drop in attendance expected at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. - Officials are expecting a smaller and quieter Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than last year’s 75th anniversary event, which drew record crowds.

The 76th rally in western South Dakota’s Black Hills is Aug. 8-14. The biggest indicator of a potential big drop in attendance is the abundance of available motel rooms and campground spaces, the Rapid City Journal reported.

“There’s room in the inn,” said Susan Johnson with Black Hills Central Reservations of Deadwood. “Even during the 2015 rally, we could always find a room. But the difference this year is we’ve got rooms all over the Black Hills, campgrounds all over the Black Hills. We’ve got more private homes than we have ever had.”

A record 739,000 people attended last year’s event, which was a 67 percent more than in 2014. Rally Director Jerry Cole said this year’s event is likely to be an average rally — but that would still mean a half-million people.

Fri
29
Jul

Entitled Muslim Refugees Got a BRUTAL Surprise When These Bikers Showed Up

Westerners and many other nations have lost all patience for refugees. 1,700 Germans attended a rally that waved an antimigrant flag. You know it’s bad when even the “compassionate” Westerners have had enough of these people. they certainly have worn out their welcome. I’d say we have been pretty hospitable but we have to look at the facts, they bring a severely increased risk of danger!

Reports now indicate a rogue band of “bikers, hooligans and bouncers” organized a migrant “manhunt” on Facebook before attacking a group of Pakistanis in Cologne.

Tue
26
Jul

Widow sues police over Wisconsin motorcycle shop standoff

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — The widow of a man killed by police during a standoff at an eastern Wisconsin motorcycle shop is suing the officers for wrongful death.

In a lawsuit filed Monday, Theresa Mason-Funk claims the officers used unnecessary and excessive force when they shot Michael Funk at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah last December.

Funk was a hostage and had drawn his handgun as he tried to escape when he was shot by officers Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross. The officers had believed Funk was the hostage taker.

Funk was shot nine times, and Neenah police didn’t tend to him for more than 30 minutes, the lawsuit says.

Tue
19
Jul

Fresno gang sweep leads to 17 arrests; drugs, firearms seized

Standing alongside several state and federal agents Tuesday afternoon, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer announced that 17 gang members, including leaders of Malos Hechos and the Bulldogs, had been arrested in a joint law enforcement operation. Officers also seized 45 firearms and 80 pounds of methamphetamine during the operation.

Dyer said “Operation Bulldog Tattoo” put a “significant dent” in gang operations and that the Malos Hechos motorcycle gang was “no more.”

Fresno police worked with several agencies to target gang leaders. After the April sweep of the Dog Pound gang, Dyer said, the Police Department had a new way of doing business.

Tue
12
Jul

Legendary Custom Builder Cliff Vaughs Dies

Cliff Vaughs -- the man most often credited with building one of the most iconic choppers of all time -- has died. He was 79 years old.

Vaughs is credited with being the brains behind the “Captain America” bike that Peter Fonda rode in Easy Rider. Though, it took many years after the film came out for him to receive that credit.

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Vaughs created both the “Captain America” bike, as well as the “Billy” motorcycle ridden by Dennis Hopper. He created two additional copies, which were used in stunts. All four were ultimately destroyed or disappeared from the set after filming. The bikes have become so much a part of motorcycling legend that a few years ago a chopper that owners claimed as the original Captain America sold for $1.35 million despite questions over its authenticity.

Fri
01
Jul

Clashes in Bulgaria's resort city as Putin's biker gang arrives

Pro-Kremlin Night Wolves are on the so-called "Slavic World" tour

Protests, clashes and arrests followed the arrival of the Russia's Night Wolves biker group in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Bourgas on June 30.

A group of Bulgarians and Ukrainians gathered at the entrance to the city to protest against the presence of notorious pro-Putin biker gang. However the rally quickly turned violent as the protesters were attacked by the supporters of the Russian club.

Read also Prague stages a 'corridor of shame' for pro-Putin bikers 

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