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First moto read of the day: Biker bar in Nashville flouts shutdown orders and is forcibly closed
07/20/2020
Court Orders Nashville Bar To Close After Refusing To Comply With Health Department Order | WPLN News - Nashville Public Radio

First moto read of the day: Biker bar in Nashville flouts shutdown orders and is forcibly closed

Nashville has had fairly good compliance with the order to re-close bars for the month of July. But a biker bar in Old Hickory refused to comply, even after a visit from health inspectors on Friday. So on Sunday, they returned with a court order to close Full Throttle Bar and Grill. Owner Gary McInt...

First moto read of the day: What do you take on your day rides?
07/10/2020
Essential Items For Your Motorcycle Day Trip

First moto read of the day: What do you take on your day rides?

From hydration solutions to a tire repair kit, a list of the essentials you’ll need for short-range motorcycle joyrides. Don’t leave home without ‘em.

First moto read of the day: Theae repellent bikers give riding a bad name.
07/07/2020
What Happened In Bethel, Ohio?

First moto read of the day: Theae repellent bikers give riding a bad name.

“I knew they were going to run into trouble. The question was how much?"

First moto read of the day: A good primer on how to get into adventure riding that’s also helpful for the seasoned motor...
07/03/2020
How I got Started at Adventure Motorcycling

First moto read of the day: A good primer on how to get into adventure riding that’s also helpful for the seasoned motorcyclist

Throughout my years of adventure motorcycling, I have borrowed, rented and test-driven many bikes in various places for various reasons. A pattern does emerge in the bikes I keep. I tend to prefer, old school, reliable motorcycles (mostly yellow brand ones). My bikes have never let me down so far, a...

First moto read of the day: Very nice. Every WWII vet deserves a motorcycle parade
06/29/2020
St. Cloud resident celebrates 100th birthday with motorcycle drive-by salute

First moto read of the day: Very nice. Every WWII vet deserves a motorcycle parade

St. Cloud resident celebrates 100th birthday with motorcycle drive-by salute Published 1 day ago Osceola County FOX 35 Orlando Facebook Twitter Print Email article 100-year-old Ray Sturgeon with wife, Sandy, and daughter, Leslie. (Photo by Jodi Carnevale) ST. CLOUD, Fla. - A St. Cloud resident celeb...

First moto read of the day: The Tarform Luna would like to start by declaring itself the bike of the future.
06/28/2020
The Tarform Luna Relaunches as the Electric Bike of Tomorrow

First moto read of the day: The Tarform Luna would like to start by declaring itself the bike of the future.

It’s difficult to come up with something revolutionary in the already-crowded electric bicycle market, but where electric motorcycles are concerned, there’s still plenty of room for breathing – and improvement.

First moto read of the day: somehow motorcycle sales are up, according to Cycle World.
06/27/2020
The Pandemic Paradox: Motorcycle Sales Are Up

First moto read of the day: somehow motorcycle sales are up, according to Cycle World.

Although the economy is mostly tanking, many segments of the powersports industry showed increased sales in April and May, largely driven by off-road machines.

First moto read of the day: Sturgis is scheduled to happen but with some COVID-19 modifications
06/17/2020
Sturgis council votes to go ahead with motorcycle rally

First moto read of the day: Sturgis is scheduled to happen but with some COVID-19 modifications

STURGIS, S.D. — The roar of motorcycles will return to the Black Hills this summer with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but with some major modifications. The Sturgis City Council voted Monday night to proceed with preparations for the Aug. 7-16 rally, now in its 80th year. The event draws hundreds ...

First moto read of the day: A legend in adventure riding films passes away
06/16/2020
Gaurav Jani – Adventure Film Maker Passes

First moto read of the day: A legend in adventure riding films passes away

The adventure motorcycle community lost a great friend recently. We are saddened to hear Gaurav Jani passed away May 24th,, 2020 due to organ failures after a battle with infections unrelated to COVID-19. Gaurav was known for being a pioneer of adventure motorcycle filmmaking.

First moto read of the day: “This is not a political ride. It’s a ride for justice.”
06/15/2020
Motorcycle club hosts national ‘Ride for Justice’

First moto read of the day: “This is not a political ride. It’s a ride for justice.”

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club and other riders, showed up in full force for a "National Ride for Justice" Sunday.

First moto read of the day: Indian trademarks the name of its first electric motorcycle.
06/12/2020
Indian Motorcycle trademarks name for its first electric motorcycle, the EFTR - Electrek

First moto read of the day: Indian trademarks the name of its first electric motorcycle.

Indian Motorcycle looks to be headed toward its first electric motorcycle based on a new trademark filed by the company. Is an electric Indian EFTR coming? The company has just filed for a trademark for the name EFTR. In a broad stroke, Indian Motorcycle reportedly made the filing on multiple contin...

First moto read of the day: If you’re back in the saddle, might as well check out some new bikes too.
06/10/2020
As Motorcycles Roar Back, Here Are the Best Bikes to Buy For Summer

First moto read of the day: If you’re back in the saddle, might as well check out some new bikes too.

Motorcycle sales bounced back in April after a stumble at the start of the pandemic. These four are excellent choices for your next socially distanced ride.

First moto read of the day: Annual vintage motorcycle race postponed due to the coronavirus.
06/05/2020
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio postponed

First moto read of the day: Annual vintage motorcycle race postponed due to the coronavirus.

LEXINGTON — One of the longest-standing events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic — at least for the time being.

Racial Injustice in America Overshadows Our Love of Riding. During these tumultuous times in the United States and aroun...
06/04/2020
Racial Injustice in America Overshadows Our Love of Riding — One Down Media

Racial Injustice in America Overshadows Our Love of Riding. During these tumultuous times in the United States and around the world, we thought it would be best if we took a virtual knee this week and not write about motorcycling, per se.

During these tumultuous times in the United States and around the world, we thought it would be best if we took a virtual knee this week and not write about motorcycling, per se.

First moto read of the day: We don’t condone this, but damn ....
05/29/2020
Florida woman tops 150 mph on motorcycle during police chase

First moto read of the day: We don’t condone this, but damn ....

A Florida woman took cops on a high-speed chase — topping 150 mph on her high-end BMW motorcycle, police said. Gina Aidaliz Henry, 38, was arrested in late April on felony charges after fleei…

First moto read of the day: Performance aside, electric bikes get better and better looking.
05/25/2020
Pursang E-Track electric motorcycle gets Bosch Motor and heads for sales

First moto read of the day: Performance aside, electric bikes get better and better looking.

This isn’t your grandad’s Pursang motorcycle from the 1960s or 70s. Pursang has been reborn as an all-electric motorcycle brand and is now taking reservations for their first model, the Pursang E-Track. Pursang E-Track electric motorcycle takes pre-orders The Spanish electric motorcycle company ...

First moto read of the day: “Over the course of last few months, Royal Enfield has launched a slew of digital campaigns ...
05/24/2020
Royal Enfield's 'digital mantra' to bring its motorcycling community together

First moto read of the day: “Over the course of last few months, Royal Enfield has launched a slew of digital campaigns in order to engage its digital community and keep motorcycling spirits high.”

Royal Enfield is engaging its online community by innovative storytelling using 'digital' as a medium..The various campaigns that Royal Enfield is running is based on the insight that during the current (lockdown) times, content consumption and digital engagement has peaked new heights.

First moto read of the day: Don’t you wanna scramble like 007?
05/22/2020
2020 TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 1200 BOND EDITION - AN ICONIC BRITISH PARTNERSHIP

First moto read of the day: Don’t you wanna scramble like 007?

The Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is an ultra-rare, limited edition Scrambler 1200 motorcycle featuring a unique 007 design scheme and limited to a production of just 250 models worldwide, with only 30 marked for the United States and 5 for Canada.

The global pandemic that shuttered much of the world’s economy in recent months has also wreaked havoc on the internatio...
05/21/2020
Moto Adventure Touring Hard Hit by the Virus — One Down Media

The global pandemic that shuttered much of the world’s economy in recent months has also wreaked havoc on the international motorcycle touring industry, leaving one guide company founder left to wonder when he can resume helping others explore the world on two wheels. https://www.onedownmedia.com/stories/2020/5/21/moto-adventure-touring-hard-hit-by-the-virus-58yzx

The global pandemic that shuttered much of the world’s economy in recent months has also wreaked havoc on the international motorcycle touring industry, leaving one guide company founder left to wonder when he can resume helping others explore the world on two wheels.

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