Motorcycle Headlines, October 22, 2003

News stories of interest to motorcycle enthusiasts.

Indian revival hopes grow. What that charity ride contributed. Why you don't loan your bike. New TV show coming. Will your next bike have AI?

Surge of Interest Extends Bidding Period for Indian to Oct. 24.
About 30 companies have now requested the confidential info packets needed to make a bid. More bidders seem to increase the likelihood of the new owners resuming production but also that they will pay too much and be hobbled by debt.
Gilroy Dispatch, CA

Locals See Hope for Indian Motorcycles to Return to Production
Gilroy, California would like to have the factory reopen and hire back workers.
Gilroy Dispatch, CA

And Production May Stay in Gilroy
Which might happen if former Indian CEO Rey Sotelo and his group of investors wins the auction.
Gilroy Dispatch, CA

The Difference a Charity Ride Can Make
A ride by a Yamaha STAR chapter will enable Feed the Children to feed 3000 families for a month.
Washington Observer-Reported, PA

New Motorcycle Show Coming to Spike TV
Parts Unlimited will sponsor the show, which debuts in January. "Inside Motorcycling" promises an inside look at the industry and sport.
Parts Mag

Dennis Rodman Attempts Wheelie on Borrowed Bike
The former NBA wildman's inept efforts at stunting outside a Vegas strip club led him to hit a pole and get booked for DUI. A lesson on riding after drinking -- and loaning your motorcycle.
Boston Globe, MA
Fox News
Las Vegas Sun, NV

Honda Flies Helicopter with Artificial Intelligence
The mini copter can "see" and avoid obstacles, and it learns about the environment it flies through, remembering what it finds and comparing it to what it sees on its next trip. Can motorcycles and cars for impaired operators be far off?
Ananova

Janklow as Arrogant Road Hog
This editorial recalls the motorcyclist-killing ex-governor as wanting to control the road...and the state.
Denver Post, CO

The Grisly Stuff of Urban Legends
This story, which is so freakish that we wouldn't believe it if was told in a group of riders, involves the wife sitting on his running bike and accidentally causing a brick wall to fall on and kill her husband.
The Sentinel UK

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