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Zero Motorcycles Announces 2019 Models
Oct 25th 2018 | Posted by Team Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycles Announces 2019 Models

Zero Motorcycles, the global electric motorcycle sales and innovation leader, today announced the release of its 2019 model line. With more powerful base models, brand new tech features, extended range and bold new styling, this year represents the strongest lineup of motorcycles in Zero’s history.“At Zero Motorcycles, we’ve defined the electric motorcycle industry over the past 13 years by developing a diverse lineup that features the world’s most power and energy dense EV tech,” said Sam Pasch …
Harley's problems are self-created
Feb 11th 2018 | Posted by Ben Baker

Harley's problems are self-created

News that Harley-Davidson is closing one its plants amid declining sales may come as a shock to some people. If so, those people are not paying attention to the motorcycle market. Bike sales jumped when gasoline spiked into the $3-per-gallon range a few years back. While prices stayed in that range, scooter sales remained strong. When prices began to drop, so did motorcycle sales. But sales in some places and segments remain strong. Certain segments of the riding community are growing. USA Today …
Right to repair gaining traction at state level
Oct 16th 2017 | Posted by Ben Baker

Right to repair gaining traction at state level

The Economist, a European business mag respected across the world puts it this way, "In its 'License Agreement for John Deere Embedded Software, for instance, the company retains ownership of the software programs. It also refers to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a controversial piece of legislation that makes it illegal for customers to circumvent copy protection. But dodging it can be necessary to develop diagnostic tools for electronic devices." A while back, we brought you news that t …
Biker fatalities by the numbers and states
Sep 4th 2017 | Posted by Ben Baker

Biker fatalities by the numbers and states

Florida ranks at the top for the most dangerous states for people on two wheels. The Governors Highway Safety Association 2017 report is out and it looks at motorcycle deaths. It is based on 2015 information. But where are you most likely to become a statistic and the honoree at a memorial ride? In other words, where are you most likely to die in the saddle? Hawaii. On the Island Paradise, 26 percent of all traffic deaths were bikers. That's up 4 percent since the last report. In second place, C …
How do we learn to ride?
Aug 2nd 2017 | Posted by Ben Baker

How do we learn to ride?

Want to blow a mathematician's mind? Ask him how a human learns to balance on two wheels or even one wheel.If you are going to ride a motorcycle (excluding trikes from this discussion) you've got to learn how to balance on two wheels. Nearly all of us learned on a bicycle and moved up as we got older.Someone is going to point to the new BMW self balancing ride. Great, as long as the bike is charged. When the batteries die you better hope the kickstand is down, your feet or down or you are going …
Are bikers a dying breed?
Jul 24th 2017 | Posted by Ben Baker

Are bikers a dying breed?

According to some of the major financial experts, the motorcycle industry is in trouble. Yawn. Been there, done that, came back from the brink and got in the saddle again. The latest salvo of the death of the biker industry tries to track sales. Bloomberg's graphic shows bike sales were cut by nearly 1/3 between 2008-09. To refresh your memory, that's when the Great Recession body slammed the United States. "Motorcycle sales in the U.S. peaked in 2006 at 716,268 and promptly started to skid. Whe …
How Far Does The Motorcycle Funerals Go?
Jul 17th 2017 | Posted by Mike Werner

How Far Does The Motorcycle Funerals Go?

We’ve seen many companies over the last decade or so offer burial services to motorcycle riders that include a last ride in a motorcycle hearse. They take a motorcycle, and either place the coffin on a sidecar or drag a hearse behind it (like in the old Wild West days, a horse pulling a hearse). Now, one biker is going to go a step further. An 89-year-old Pennsylvania biker names Arthur Werner Sr. (no, no relation to me) was so in love with his 1990 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail with sid …