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Here’s to Motorcycle Mike

Monday, March 24, 2014
Here’s to Motorcycle Mike
MotoUSA’s local paper in Southern Oregon, The Medford Mail Tribune, often runs a small column that highlights the paper’s news clippings from 100 years ago.
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Post Tags: Vintage Motorcycles, Motorcycle History

New MotoTalk Podcast with Shawn Thomas

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
New MotoTalk Podcast with Shawn Thomas
Professional ride coach Shawn Thomas shares stories from fellow riders and industry insiders in his new podcast: MotoTalk with Shawn Thomas. A tour leader for the California-based RawHyde Adventures, Thomas often travels to farfetched locales and events – meeting plenty of interesting folk on his journeys. “I’ve had the privilege of riding motorcycles all over the country.
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Post Tags: MotoTalk, motorcycle podcast

David Robb Leaves Mark on BMW

Monday, January 30, 2012
David Robb Leaves Mark on BMW
Today BMW announced Edgar Heinrich will take over as head of BMW Group's BMW Motorrad Design Studio later this year. Heinrich will replace David Robb in the position. This is big news in the design world, as Robb left his mark on BMW motorcycles.
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Post Tags: David Robb, BMW design

Video: Motomethod Motorcycle Co-op

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The local bike shop serves critical role for the riding community. It’s the place to get your bike serviced and repaired, but it’s also a place to shoot the breeze and talk bikes with likeminded members of the community. Motomethod in Vancouver, British Columbia, takes the riding community benefit to a whole new level. Motomethod is a bike shop co-op founded by Paul Malowany and business partner Simon Travers.
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Post Tags: Motomethod, Motorcycle Co-Op

Paying a Visit to the Ace Café

Friday, July 22, 2011
Paying a Visit to the Ace Café
Bombed by the Blitz in WWII. Battleground of the Rockers and Mods. Birthplace of the café racer. The Ace Café has seen a lot of history played out over the years. Motorcycle USA paid a visit last week during a tour with Triumph Motorcycles.
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Post Tags: Ace Cafe, Triumph Motorcycles

Best State to Ride is… Florida?!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Best State to Ride is… Florida?!
On Wednesdays here at the Motorcycle USA HQ, our taskmasters reward the hired help with the much-appreciated breakfast snack. It usually consists of a bagel or donut, but today it was a croissant from Costco. Mine featured a tasty dollop of blackberry jam, which I smeared upon the confection’s flaky innards via white plastic butter knife.
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Post Tags: Progressive Insurance, Best State to Ride

Ride To Work Day 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011
Ride To Work Day 2011
This year marks the 20th time Americans have been urged ditch their cages for two-wheeled rides to the office, as motorcyclists celebrate the June 20th Ride To Work Day. My RTWD mount this year was the Kawasaki Versys, a personal favorite from the current motorcycle crop.
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Post Tags: Ride to Work Day, Kawasaki Versys, Pacific Coast Highway

Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Preview

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Preview
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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Post Tags: Scorpion EXO-500

How Motorcyclists Can Help Japan

Thursday, March 17, 2011
How Motorcyclists Can Help Japan
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
Motorcycle Collector Henry Africa Dies at 77
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
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