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Running on Fumes - July 2009

Archive for July 2009

Gearing Up for Grave Robbers Ride

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Motorcycle USA is gearing up for a unique rally this weekend – the inaugural Grave Robbers Ride. The premise is simple: ride old bikes a long ways. The planned route is a loop from Boise, Idaho, to Lolo, Montana, via 750 miles of circuitous mountain roads in the scenic Idaho hinterlands. Along the route will be 11 rivers, two crossings of the continental divide and who knows what else.
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Post Tags: Grave Robbers Ride, Vintage Motorcycle Rally

Vectrix Electric Scooter in Dire Straits

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Vectrix was one of the most well known firms in the burgeoning electric two-wheeled realm, with interest in alternative energy and low-carbon transportation never more en vogue and celebrities like Jay Leno and Leonardo DiCaprio both paying customers.
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Post Tags: Vectrix Scooter, Vectrix Bankruptcy

2010 Buell Blast First and Last Look?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Crushed pile of steel rubble: That sums up the Buell Blast for 2010, as Erik Buell has decided to demolish the poor little single-cylinder entry-level motorcycle. We’re guessing the 2010 Blast’s entry on the Buell website is a humorous, not-so-subtle declaration that it will no longer be in the American sportbike company’s lineup.
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Post Tags: 2010 Buell Blast, Erik Buell Blast

Buell 1125R Ice Racer

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
In case you missed it (like we somehow did), stunt rider Craig Jones took a wild spin on a Buell 1125R ice racer earlier this year. Jones rode a nitrous-injected 1125R up to 148.7 mph on the frozen surface of Sweden’s Lake Dellen. The nitrous system is said to have added around 50 horsepower to the 1125 Twin, with special spiked tires adding traction.
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Post Tags: Buell 1125R Ice, Buell 1125CR Extreme

DMG Loads Straws on AMA Camel’s Back

Thursday, July 16, 2009
When it comes to lambasting the DMG-controlled AMA Pro Road Racing series, at this point the operative cliché is: why beat a dead horse?
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Post Tags: DMG 1125RR, DMG Buell

Prince William and Harry Plan New Ride

Monday, July 13, 2009
Americans either bristle or take a guilty pleasure reading news about the British royal family. But regardless of which camp they fall into, most riders know Princes William and Harry are themselves motorcycle enthusiasts. Now the Daily Telegraph is reporting the princes are contemplating an adventurous motorcycle journey.
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Post Tags: Prince William, Prince Harry

Glory Stomper's Human Canvas

Monday, July 13, 2009
The life of a custom motorcycle builder must be a strange one indeed. Jesse James and the OCC boys have cable television shows, and even those poor fellows without a starring role in their own reality TV program have plenty of notoriety in the motorcycle world. Take for example Roland Sands, no stranger to TV himself, a popular custom builder and focus of Motorcycle USA features on more than one occasion (see related items links).
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Post Tags: Roland Sands, RSD Glory Stomper

Rossi’s New Nickname - The Receptionist

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Turns out the Yamaha MotoGP boys have responsibilities other than racing, like starring in this clever promotional video for the Japanese marque.
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Post Tags: Valentino Rossi, Yamaha MotoGP Video

Pedrosa Back in Top Form at Laguna

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Watching Dani Pedrosa’s impressive victory performance at the 2009 Laguna Seca USGP reminded MotoGP fans the pint-sized Spaniard is one of the top riders in the Grand Prix paddock.
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Post Tags: dani pedrosa, motogp laguna seca
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