Danell Lynn Sets World Record for Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country

Giant Loop has announced that sponsored rider Danell Lynn has set a new Guinness World Record for “Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country.” Traveling for a year on her Triumph Bonneville equipped with Giant Loop gear, Lynn covered 48,600 miles while riding throughout the contiguous 48 states of the Unite States of America. Lynn is the first solo woman motorcyclist to hold the record.

Although her travels actually covered all 50 states, as well as three Canadian provinces, totaling more than 53,000 miles from September 2014 through September 2015, Guinness only counted the miles logged within the continental 48 states. Duplicate miles also did not apply to the record; each of the 48,600 miles covered different routes.

For her world record setting ride, Lynn used Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bag, Possibles Pouch and Pronghorn Straps on her 2006 Triumph Bonneville.


On Any Sunday to Film at 2014 Springfield Mile

For many people involved in or familiar with the sport of motorcycle racing, the 1971 film "On Any Sunday" ignited passion across the globe as it became one of the most iconic motorsports films ever produced. On April 19, 2013, Red Bull Media House, in association with Freeride Entertainment, began production on its follow up called, "On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter" at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. This coming weekend, Director Dana Brown will film parts of the highly anticipated documentary at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. when the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship riders take to the track during Round 3.


Balkin Bandidos’ bikies visit murder suspect mate in his Serbian hideaway

A BIKIE wanted for questioning over a murder, and who has eluded crime-fighters for two years after fleeing Australia, has managed to catch up with his Bandidos’ buddies while holed-up in Serbia.

It can also be revealed Bogdan Cuic flew to Thailand a day after the 2012 shooting of Jack Lee, 22, spending a week’s “vacation” in the known Bandidos’ playground before taking refuge in his family homeland.

Fellow “Balkan Bandidos” from the Brisbane Centro chapter shortly after retraced Cuic’s steps to Thailand then on to Serbia, where police believe they spent time with him.

Homicide squad Detective Superintendent Steve Holahan said police believed a number of Cuic’s relatives and friends “would know where he is and would be in contact with him’’.

Detectives looking to pinpoint Cuic’s whereabouts rely on co-operation from counterparts in the Australian Federal Police and in Serbia, a country with whom Australia has no extradition treaty.


Nigerian bikers to embark on epic trip

A group of Nigerian entrepreneurs are aiming to change perceptions about their country with an epic motorcycle journey.

Members of the Eagle Motorcycle Club are teaming up to cover 17 nations across North and West Africa, Europe and North America in the Out of Nigeria Round The World Motorcycle Adventure, Business Day reports.

The close knit group of friends are avid motorcyclists and are teaming up with UK adventure film company Tanglewood Productions to film their epic adventure.

Planning is well underway and once the race starts it will be streamed on the internet with organisers estimating around 40 to 50 million people will tune in.

The Eagle Motorcycle Club wants to give people around the world a different view of Nigeria following the abduction of 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok by Boko Haram.


viewers poll on new Discovery Channel reality show

Matt Harris with a 1982 Harley-Davidson

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Matt Harris with a 1982 Harley-Davidson

Matt Harris displays a 1982 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle that he built in his shop. The Alcoa resident appeared on a new Discovery Channel show, “#BikerLive.”

Alcoa resident Matt Harris and his team of motorcycle builders walked away as the winners on the new “#BikerLive” reality show on the Discovery Channel Monday.


Harley-Davidson Recall for Fuel Tank Issue(2013-14-FXSB&FXSBSE)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall notice for certain 2013-2014 model-year Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Two models are noted, the FXSB (Softail Breakout) and FXSBSE (Softail CVO Breakout), and there are potentially 9102 units affected. According to the NHTSA release, “Suspension variances may affect the gas tank mounting angle causing the fuel level sensor to read inaccurately.”

In the defect notice submitted to the NHTSA on April 7, 2014, Harley-Davidson outlines the issue in more detail: “Some of these motorcycles may run out of fuel while the fuel range indicator shows miles remaining, in some cases before the low fuel warning lamp illuminates. If this condition remains undetected it could cause the engine to stop running unexpectedly. While in traffic, a stall can possibly lead to a crash. Harley-Davidson has initiated this recall to correct this condition in the affected motorcycles.”


The Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club rides again

 ~~Documentary photographer Danny Lyon's 1968 chronicle of a Chicago biker gang helped inspire Easy Rider. Now The Bikeriders revs up for a long-overdue reissue.~~

Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin from The<br />
Bikeriders (Aperture, 2014)

Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin from The Bikeriders (Aperture, 2014)

© Danny Lyon, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery


Watch This Father Let His 6-Year-Old Son Ride His Motorcycle (video)

If you’re 6 years old, you will think this is the coolest father ever. If you’re another parent (maybe even this kid’s mom), you might be screaming after watching this.

A father took his son out on the open road for a ride on his Harley, placing the little guy in front of him on the seat. Pretty risky to begin with, but the situation turns extreme when dad sits back to relax and takes his hands off the handlebars, giving his son complete control. We’re pretty sure even Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy wouldn’t let his son do this.

But hey, he’s wearing a helmet! Safety first, *always.


Hines Wins 2014 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Charlotte 2014
Racers lined up four-wide at Charlotte's vMax Dragway last weekend, with Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines getting the drop on his V-Rod Destroyer to ride out of Charlotte with the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle victory.

'Warlord' of motorcycle club gets six-year prison sentence for role in armed robbery

To the people in Roodhouse, a small community of 1,800 in Greene County, Timothy Jackson was a family man, a hard worker and community-minded. He was the assistant chief of the town's volunteer fire department, serving under his father, who was the chief. He served a term as an alderman.

"He was the kind of guy who would have your back," Russell Iverson said. He worked with Jackson as a guard at the Illinois Department of Correction's Jacksonville Correctional Center for 15 years.

To members of the Liberty-based Midwest Percenters motorcycle club, Jackson was the club's "Warlord."

According to testimony given at the armed robbery trials of his fellow Midwest Percenters members, Jackson was the man who demanded that two members of the Tunnel Rats club give up their vests during an altercation at the intersection of 12th and Hampshire in Quincy on May 20, 2012.