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Running on Fumes - March 2011

Archive for March 2011

Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Preview

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Scorpion EXO-500 helmet is an all-new design for 2011. Incorporating many of the features found in Scorpion’s existing EXO line, the 500 represents a budget lid with some premium highlights.
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How Motorcyclists Can Help Japan

Thursday, March 17, 2011
The devastating earthquake in Japan has killed thousands and left many more displaced from their homes. Riders can do their small part in the relief effort by contributing to Moto For Japan. Started by Greg Hatton and Jon Bekefy, Moto For Japan has raised $6650 at the time of this posting.
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Post Tags: japan earthquake, japan tsunami

Motorcycle Collector Henry Africa Dies at 77

Friday, March 11, 2011
Henry Africa, a motorcycle collector and owner of the San Francisco bar, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker’s, has died at the age of 77. A colorful character in Downtown San Francisco, Africa’s real name was Norman Hobday. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Hobday died February 25, 2011, “three weeks after falling ill barside.
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Post Tags: Henry Africa, Eddie Rickenbacker's Bar

James Stewart’s Meaningless Daytona Lap

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
James Stewart logged a memorable performance at the Daytona Supercross. Once again the two-time champ proved he’s the fastest Supercross rider on the planet.
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Eric Bostrom & JD Beach Prep for Daytona

Friday, March 4, 2011
One of the bigger off-season moves in AMA Pro Racing was the full-time return of Eric Bostrom.
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Post Tags: Eric Bostrom, JD Beach, Daytona 200

Royal Enfield vs. Harley-Davidson Ads

Friday, March 4, 2011
An historic brand in motorcycle history, Royal Enfield claims a heritage way back into the 19th century. Older than even Harley-Davidson, the Enfield brand was stamped on motorcycles from the industry’s infancy. Enfields were used in two world wars (as were Harley-Davidsons) and the British-built Enfields became popular models in both Britain and beyond.
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Post Tags: Royal Enfield Ad, Harley-Davidson Ad

Memorable Ride: Ortega Highway

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Late last week I returned from a six-day trek down to our So-Cal office in Irvine, California. It’s a long trip on I-5 and often slow going, depending on the weather down through the Siskiyou Mountains. And LA traffic doesn’t exactly speed things up either… However, I enjoy testing bikes down south.
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Post Tags: Ortega Highway, SR 74
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