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Indian Larry and the Chain of Mystery

Chain Of Mystery Indian LarryI’ve been fortunate to have a 12 year career in the motorcycle business. In that time many people have come and gone and the industry has drastically changed. There’s no way I could have made it this long without the people that have taught, inspired and motivated me.

I was reminded of this last week when I came across a magazine article featuring Indian Larry and his infamous custom Panhead, “Grease Monkey”. Like many people, I was fascinated with Larry when he rode into our living rooms via Continue reading Indian Larry and the Chain of Mystery

Coast to Coast Motorcycle Cannonball is Now Underway

1903 HarleyThe 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball “Race of the Century” is now well over half way completed. The annual cross-country ride began in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 10th and is scheduled to end on the other side of the country in San Diego, California on Sunday, September 25th. To most driving from coast to coast in 16 days may not sound challenging, however the Motorcycle Cannonball only allows antique motorcycles, 100 years old or older. That means riders and hitting the road on 1916 and earlier motorcycles and riding literally from one end of the country to the other. Continue reading Coast to Coast Motorcycle Cannonball is Now Underway

The Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent First Hand

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My first glimpse of the Ducati Italia Independent

In 1962 Ducati rolled out the first 250 Scrambler. This bike was intended to make a splash in the U.S. market, an attempt by the manufacture to stake a claim in the rugged American market set for a boom.  The bike was a hit and by 1969 it was available as a 450.

Today, keeping history in mind, Ducati is continuing the Scrambler family of bikes. Several models are now available within the line.  Among them is the ultra rare Scrambler Italia Independent.  Continue reading The Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent First Hand

Harley-Davidson Offers Free Rider Training for Military and First Responders

10389198_784931614901665_822492785286469129_nFor the second year, Harley-Davidson is offering free rider education courses for U.S. Military personnel and new for this year, First Responders. This includes all current and former U.S. military personnel and EMS, law enforcement and fire personnel. The training is offered through the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy which is the Motor Company’s own learn to ride program.

If Harley’s Riding Academy® is not offered in your area you can Continue reading Harley-Davidson Offers Free Rider Training for Military and First Responders