Friday Motorcycle Chain Links – The Best Motorcycle Stuff on the Internet
Unseasonably warm weather in these parts has given me the chance to spend lots of time on the bike – and even a little working in the shop – but that didn’t prevent me from scouring the red light districts of the motorcycle web to find my favorite stuff I read this week from the Motorcycling Internet Fraternity.
This greasy band of motorcycle maniacs took the time to encode these great stories for you, so check them out and provide them some feedback on their monkish devotion to all things two-wheeled…
German car giant Audi has until mid-April to decide if it wants to buy Ducati as part of a exclusivity deal according to insiders.
MCN sister title CAR magazine has revealed Audi (which is part of the massive Volkswagen Group) is likely to make the decision quite quickly and its thought the firm will pay just over $1,105 billion for the iconic Italian brand but that will also include taking on all of the Ducati debt.
Here is the full the inside story from CAR magazine journalist Georg Kacher.
When the GB500 first came out, I thought about buying one, but passed on the opportunity, only to see them discontinued almost as quickly as they appeared in the Honda line up. I just spotted this one on eBay looking brand new and, with only 28 miles, it practically is.
They’re favorites among those who own them and if you ever thought you might like to add one to your collection or even if you just wanted one to ride every day…
The highlight of the recent Indianapolis Dealer Expo, that yearly gathering of America’s motorcycle aftermarket industry, was a 20-bike display in the Cobra Engineering booth. Almost all were the handiwork of Denny Berg, chief fabricator for Cobra’s Special Projects Division.
Berg moved to California from his native South Dakota in the 1970s, intent on making a name for himself in the So-Cal chopper scene, only to get caught up in the growing cafe-racer movement. He worked at various shops, opened his own and started a Yamaha SR500 hop-up business. Along the way, customs and specials remained a constant, and when Cobra started its Special Projects skunkworks in the early ’90s to develop showbikes and R&D parts, Denny was a natural choice for the operation. He’s been there ever since.
I don’t have yet the list of all winners in each judged class of the 2012 Daytona Rat’s Hole Show held last Saturday March 17. The bikes featured here are all winners but there are many more. From top to bottom…
You’ve got to be pretty hard up financially if you can’t pay for stamps anymore. Unfortunately, that is what is happening in Italy, where the cash-strapped government has run out of money.
The Ministry of Transportation for the last two months have not sent out driving license renewal stickers…
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- Comprehensive to cover such things as fire, hail, wind, vandalism, hitting an animal, etc.
- Towing / Pickup
- Medical payment or personal injury protection to cover the medical bills resulting from an accident.
- Uninsured or underinsured motorist to protect us when the other driver is at-fault and does not have coverage or assets out of which your bills can be paid.