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Beyond The Law: A Movie Based On Real Biker Gangs

Beyond The Law: A Movie Based On Real Biker Gangs

Motorcycle film fans looking for a non-sensationalized depiction of outlaw motorcycle clubs, need look no further than 1992’s Beyond the Law, starring Charlie Sheen and Michael Madsen. Although there have been countless movies about outlaw biker clubs, the results have been inconsistent at best. While countless exploitative biker gang movies exist, viewers craving an accurate portrayal […]

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New Study: Motorcycle Helmets Decrease Facial Injuries

New Study: Motorcycle Helmets Decrease Facial Injuries

Motorcycle helmet safety has been a hot button issue as of late, especially in the wake of last month’s federal study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While the CDC examination focuses on motorcycle-related fatalities, a new study published on Monday in the Archives of Surgery, centers on an often-overlooked byproduct of motorcycle […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide

Before there was a Harley-Davidson Dyna family there was the Wide Glide. Introduced in 1980 as the FXWG, the Wide Glide represented the epitome of Harley’s factory custom theme, introduced in 1971 with the Super Glide.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Wide GlideBike ClassCruiserYears1993 – 2008, 2010 – presentConfiguration1690 cc fuel injected air-cooledTwin Cam 103Weight650 lb (dry)Height47.8″Seat Height26.7 mmSeat […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

One of the most distinctive styling elements of the Forty-Eight is the peanut tank. And as a tip of the hat to the year the tank was introduced, Harley named the new for 2010 Sportster the Forty-Eight (never “48”).Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster Forty-EightBike ClassCruiserYears2010-PresentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedPower65 hpTop Speed125 mphWeight545 lb (dry)Height42″Seat Height26.8mmWheelbase59.80″Background of The Harley-Davidson […]

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Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Two research developments came together in 1984 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Softail model family. Work on the Softail frame, which hid the rear suspension to give the bike the look of hard tail choppers of the 60’s and 70’s, began in St. Louis in 1974.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSoftail CustomBike ClassCruiserYears1986 – 1999, 2007 – 2010Configuration1584 cc air-cooled […]

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Unwrapping the Mystery of Exhaust Wrap

Unwrapping the Mystery of Exhaust Wrap

There was a time when you only saw exhaust wrap on performance bikes. More and more, the process is becoming a moto-fashion statement. So what is the actual purpose of wrapping heat tape on exhaust headers and pipes? What are the benefits and possible down-sides? Here is the tale of the tape.The LookExhaust heat wrap […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

The brainchild of Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer at Harley-Davidson until his retirement on April 30, 2012, the first Super Glide made its debut in 1971. In an effort to appeal to customizers, and offer some competition to aftermarket suppliers, Willie G. took the frame, powertrain and rear suspension of […]

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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Recalled

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Recalled

Ducati North America has just announced that it is recalling 375 model-year 2012 1199 Panigale superbikes due to rear suspension concerns. Apparently, certain 1199 models contain a defective screw, which is used for retaining the swingarm to the rear suspension linkage.The RecallIf the linkage were to detach from the swingarm, the suspension would collapse, according […]

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Dallas Sport Biker Pulled Over For Helmet Camera

Dallas Sport Biker Pulled Over For Helmet Camera

The case of the Dallas sport biker who appeared to be pulled over and arrested for his helmet camera on the Memorial Day weekend is being internally investigated by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.What HappenedThe biker, Chris Moore, claims he was pulled on Stemmons Freeway in Dallas because police wanted to view what was on […]

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Allstate’s Motorcycle Awareness Signs

Allstate’s Motorcycle Awareness Signs

The Allstate Insurance Company announced that it will install motorcycle warning signs in dangerous U.S. intersections in 30 cities this year. The first ones were recently erected at the intersection President and Pratt in Baltimore, the site of two bad, non-fatal motorcycle crashes in the past few years, and Atlanta, said Allstate spokesman Adam Polak. “It […]

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A History of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club

A History of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club

In the folklore of outlaw motorcycle clubs, the Pagans stand side-by-side with the notorious Hells Angels. The 1%er MC has a widespread presence in the Eastern United States and is the most fierce rival of “81.” They are known as a “One Percenter” motorcycle club and are classified as an “Outlaw Motorcycle Gang” by the […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider traces its origins to Harley’s first factory custom. At the 1977 Daytona Beach Bike Week the Motor Company unveiled the FXS Low Rider. The first Low Rider had extended front forks and shorter rear shocks to put the rider just 26 inches off the ground.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Low RiderBike ClassCruiserYears1995 – […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson has manufactured motorcycles under the Sportster model family since 1957, making it the Motor Company’s longest running model. The earliest Sportsters were equipped with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster 1200 debutted in 1988.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster 1200Bike ClassCruiserYears1988 – presentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedWeight562 lb (dry)Height45.1″Seat Height30.5 mmWheelbase59.80″Related Bikes1200 Custom1200 Low1200 NightsterSportster […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

It’s been called the motorcycle that saved Harley-Davidson. The Sportster was introduced in 1957 and is the longest continuously produced model in Harley-Davidson history, and one of the longest in the world. Only the Royal Enfield Bullet, first manufactured in 1948, has a longer production history.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonBike ClassCruiserYears1986-2008Top Speed105 mphWeight563 lb (dry)Height45.7″Seat Height29.3″Wheelbase60.00″The Harley-Davidson Sportser […]

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Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: The One Percenters

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: The One Percenters

Biker gangs have been a part of American culture (and abroad) since the aftermath of World War II. Among them is a subculture known as the “One percenters”, which is comprised of what the average person knows as “Outlaws.” Such groups have been the subject of various criminal investigations and are generally held in low regard […]

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Harley-Davidson Road King

Harley-Davidson Road King

The Harley-Davidson Road King is the direct descendant, and the replacement of, the Electra-Glide Sport. Each Harley has a model name and a multi-letter model designation. While those letter designations are often confusing, they can be helpful in tracing the lineage of a given model.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelRoad KingBike ClassTouring CruiserYears1994 – presentConfiguration1690 cc air/oil cooledTwin Cam […]

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Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Harley-Davidson V-Rod

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod is a direct descendant of Harley’s VR-1000, ridden by the Superbike Race Team. The VR-1000 featured a liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, fuel injected engine that had been developed in partnership with Porsche.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelV-RodBike ClassCruiserYears2002 – presentEngineRevolution liquid-cooled fuel injected 1,250 cc V-TwinPower125 hpTop Speed140 mphWeight637 lb (dry)Height46″Seat Height26.7″Wheelbase67.00″V-Rod History & DevelopmentThe VR-1000 […]

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Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

The origin of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, and the entire Softail line, goes back to a garage in St. Louis in 1974. Bill Davis was a bike customizer who preferred the look of the single piece hardtail frames, but he also enjoyed long distance riding. The lack of rear suspension on the hardtail motorcycles made […]

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Harley-Davidson Hummer

Harley-Davidson Hummer

The roots of the Harley-Davidson Hummer can be traced back to pre-World War II Germany and the auto and motorcycle manufacturer DKW. Through the 1920s and 1930s DKW was one of the largest motorcycle companies in the world. DKW introduced the RT 125, a single-cylinder, two-stroke, 125 cc, air-cooled motorcycle in 1939.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelHummerBike ClassEconomyYears1955 – […]

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