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1936 BMW R12 – Bike Find of the Day

This is the pre-war BMW model you generally see in the old WWII newsreels, and it was a seriously advanced piece of iron for it’s time. Both beautiful and featuring and engine as solid as an anvil, this BMW represented the state-of-the-art for its era. Due to the reliability of...

Spike In Motorcycle Fatalities in Illinois A Grim Reminder To Riders

A spike in motorcycle fatalities in Illinois has provided a rather gritty reminder of the need to improve road safety to prevent motorcycle accidents. In 2009, 130 riders were killed in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. This number represented 14 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. Over...

Phillip Terry. Baller. DECATUR HERALD Decatur, Illinois, Saturday, November 20, 1976

Page 12 article text (OCR) 12 DECATUR HERALD Decatur, Illinois, Saturday, November 20, 1976″ Oblong Prospective Little Mini Champion David Shawver and sophomore them up with. It will be important for us not to get into foul trouble.” Terry is an excellent floor general and Ray Titsworth is a “pure...

Captain Zig-Zag the Zouave

More Than Just Rolling Papers – The Story of Captain Zig-Zag Zig-Zag, founded in 1855 by Maurice and Jacques Braunstein, was based in Paris. Their factory, the Papeterie de Gassicourt, was the production plant they built in Mantes-la-Jolie, and they ultimately manufactured rolling papers with their invention of the process...

The Ultimate In Motorcycle Insurance Facts and Figures

There are a lot of facts associated with motorcycling, and you should know all the straight skinny before you head out on the road. Who knows? All this knowledge might come in handy. As well all well know, knowledge is power… The National Insurance Crime Bureau said that motorcycle thefts...

Kings of the Road – Motorcycling As A Tactile Man-Machine Interface Event

Psychologist and researcher Bernt Spiegel, in his work for BMW, found that non-motorcyclists and neophyte riders usually share a fatalistic attitude. According to Spiegel, those groups see high speed riding as a kind of  “game of chicken or Russian roulette” and imagine that riders are engaged in a test of...