Motorcycle News Headlines: Ride Naked, Ride Quiet, Ride an Indian

Recent motorcycling-related news stories

Where will Indians be built now? The dentist and his naked passenger. Pocket bike problems. A Honda Vaklyrie gets an ex-governor in hot water. Sturgis starts. Noise still annoys. Ewan McGregor needs a shave. Ride off a bridge. Watch out for plastic wrap.

More on the Indian Sale
Communities in Florida and California are hoping that the the new owners of the Indian Motorcycle brand will choose them for their factory.
Hollister Freelance, CA
KSBW TV, CA
Bradenton Herald, FL
Sarasota Herald Tribune, FL
Gilroy Dispatch, CA
Sarasota Herald Tribune, FL

A Pocketful of Problems
The almost-instant popularity of pocket bikes is creating problems and bringing new laws and regulations across the country.
WMUR TV, NH
Kansas City Star, MO
KPVI TV, ID
Time Magazine
Casper Star Tribune, WY
Leavenworth Times, KS
CBS News
KBCI TV, ID
The Times, NJ

The Smoking Valkyrie and the Former Governor
A Honda Valkyrie apparently was a gift intended to get Alabama's former governor to approve a project. Now it has become evidence.
Ledger-Enquirer, GA

Sturgis Gets Rolling
Some towns are increasing enforcement for those passing through.
Nonpareilonline.com, IA

A card scam is fleecing rally-goers
Rapid City Journal
Aberdeen American News, SD

As the town and promoters squabble in court over who has rights to what.
Inside Bikes, UK
Black Hills Pioneer, SD
Rapid City Journal, SD
KOTA TV, SD

Judge: Taxpayers, Not Janklow, Are Liable
The ex-governor of South Dakota doesn't even need to worry about liability for his recklessness.
AMA Directlink

Plastic Wrap Pranksters Injure Motorcyclist, Face Charges
These kids probably didn't expect a motorcyclist to ride into their prank, but one did and it wasn't funny any more.
Duluth News Tribune, MN
AMA Directlink

Cracking Down on Loud Pipes
Exhaust noise continues to cost us.
Newtown Bee, CT
The Denver Channel, CO
The Union Leader, NH

Riding Unhelmeted in Massachusetts
This is just a test.
Boston Globe, MA

Riding Naked in Pennsylvania
She was just out to cool off with a nice evening ride, but she forgot proper protective apparel...or any apparel.
The Smoking Gun
WKBN TV, OH
Star Tribune, MN

Riding for Peace from Asia to Europe
An Arab motorcyclist hopes to benefit some of the the poorest, most disadvantaged people in the some of the most troubled parts of the globe with a ride from China, through the Middle East to Europe.
Elites TV

Riding for UNICEF (and TV) from London to New York--the Long Way
Actor Ewan McGregor and friend Charley Boorman have completed a 20,000-mile ride across Asia and need a shave.
Houston Chronicle, TX
Zap2It.com
Chicago Tribune, IL

Riding Off a Bridge in Florida
He took an 80-foot dive into the river below.
Orlando Sentinel, FL

Motorcycling Deaths Up in Iowa
The rise is being blamed on a larger number of unskilled riders and the increased popularity of motorcycling...as well as the traffic headed to South Dakota
KCRG TV, IA

And in California, a Drunk DA Becomes a Motorcycle StatisticHe dtried to evade the patrol cars but collided with one.
KERO TV, CA

Chrysler Tomahawk Back in the News
A reminder that you can still have that $55,000 V-10-powered bike you have always needed.
Digital Cad, CA

Your Viper May Have RFIDs
Not aphids, RFIDs, those new soon-to-be-omnipresent identity chips.
InfoWeek

Triumph Sees U.S. Sales Records
Interest in the 2300cc Rocket III has increased traffic and sales.
Parts Magazine, CA

Polaris Celebrates 50 Years
The parent of Victory Motorcycles has half a century in the rear-view mirror.
AMA Directlink

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