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.

The 2015 Triumph Rocket III Streamliner.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 


5 shot, 1 killed in shooting at Atlanta club

ATLANTA — Police say a total of five people were shot and one person killed at an Atlanta motorcycle club early Sunday.

The shooting occurred at Strikers Club, located in the 1500 block of Moreland Avenue SE.

Anthony Sheppard Sr. says Strikers was packed Saturday night into Sunday morning with hundreds of people celebrating the motorcycle club’s 38th anniversary. He says chaos erupted after a fight broke out and shots were fired at around 3am.

“Shots just rang out. We didn’t know where the shots were coming from. It was just pow pow pow pow,” Sheppard told WGCL.


“Operation Chopper” defendants plead guilty to drug charges

GOSHEN – Nine people pled guilty in Orange County Court on Thursday to felonies for operating as a major trafficker of drugs and for the felony of enterprise corruption.

The pleas are part of a total of 19 people arrested in “Operation Chopper,” where the defendants were part of a motorcycle gang that distributed cocaine through Orange County and surrounding areas, said District Attorney David Hoovler.

“You have significant pleas that occurred in Orange County, some of the most significant that we have had in the last 15 years when it comes to drugs and the two ever pleas to enterprise corruption where two individuals were charged as part of a motorcycle gang as being the command and control elements of an organized criminal enterprise,” said Hoovler.


Worcester Police arrest 2 men accused of beating rival motorcycle club members outside Suney's Pub

WORCESTER -- Two Worcester men have been arrested and charged with attacking two other men with a flashlight during a fight between rival motorcycle clubs outside of Suney's Pub in May.

Police arrested 32-year-old Jake Doherty of 84 Sears Island Drive on Friday then arrested 37-year-old Michael Blair of 1039 Main St. on Sunday and charged them for their alleged involvement in the attacks. Police said there were seven men attacking the two victims and investigators are trying to identify the other suspects.

Doherty and Blair were both arrested on warrants charging them with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.

Police were called to Suney's Pub, located at 216 Chandler St., around 7:20 p.m. on May 8 for a report of an assault. Officers found a 25-year-old man and a 54-year-old man both with head injuries.


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