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Archive for March 2009

Motorcycle Crashes Are Never Fun

Monday, March 30, 2009
Crashing a street bike is never fun, but getting hurt is even worse. Thus, when you’re motorcycle riding you need all the protection you can get. Fortunately the folks over at Alpinestars have a versatile range of technical motorcycle riding gear priced within any motorcyclist’s budget.
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Post Tags: motorcycle crash, mototorcycle crashing

Ducati Streetfighter First Ride Preview

Friday, March 20, 2009
Greetings Motorcycle USA readers, Associate Editor Adam here. As you read this I’m enroute to southern Spain for the press introduction of the 2009 Ducati Streetfighter motorcycle.
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Post Tags: ducati streetfighter, ducati street fighter

Ducati Motorcycle Passion Runs Deep

Monday, March 16, 2009
With all the doom and gloom engulfing the motorsports industry it’s astounding that a small Italian motorcycle manufacturer like Ducati continues to prosper. Of course, the fact that it makes some of the coolest, most high-performance motorcycles doesn’t hurt. Nor does the intimate riding experience you feel aboard a Ducati, proving to be on a higher level than many other production motorcycles.
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Post Tags: ducati, ducati motorcycles

California is The True Mecca of Motorcycling

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
We sure have it good in California. That’s what I keep thinking every time I’m on the pavement here in Daytona Beach, Florida. It’s crazy, but after riding around for the last few days during this year’s Daytona Bike Week I forgot just how good we have it over on the lower left coast.
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Post Tags: califonia motorcycling

Riding on Yamahas at Daytona Bike Week

Sunday, March 8, 2009
Next to Orange County Choppers Greenie bobber, one of the more Daytona-friendly motorcycles to ride is Star’s all-new 2009 VMax. “What?” You’re probably thinking to yourself. “Doesn’t that motorcycle make almost 200 horsepower?
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Post Tags: yamaha yzf-r1, star vmax

The Best Form of Motorcycle Racing?

Friday, March 6, 2009
When it comes to stadium motorcycle racing nothing beats flat track. The intimacy of a small municipal stadium like Daytona’s brings me back to the days of High School football. Inside the characters you run into are equally as entertaining. Handlebar mustaches, flannel jackets and wallet chains are all common place. Many indulge with a tall can of brew and a full tin of chew.
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Post Tags: motorcycle racing, flat track, daytona

The Motorcycle for Daytona Bike Week

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The key to a good time anywhere you go is simply riding the right bike. And while we all know sportbikes are for fast thrills at the racetrack, motocross bikes for humongous dirt jumps, when it comes to cruising the boulevard during Daytona Bike Week, if you’re not on a bad-ass bobber, than you’re missing out.
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Post Tags: daytona bike week, orange county choppers, occ greenie

MotoUSA live from 2009 Daytona Bike Week

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Hey all, Associate Editor Adam here. I’m finally on the ground in Daytona Beach, Florida for the 2009 installment of Daytona Bike Week. But getting here wasn’t easy. Due to unseasonably cold/wet/snowy weather at Delta’s Atlanta, Georgia hub over the weekend our original flight was cancelled, leading to a ridiculous zigzagging 18-hour cross-country reroute.
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Post Tags: 2009 daytona bike week
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