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Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Battle Still Under Way

Michigan’s motorcyclists are one step closer to being able to cruise without a helmet –  but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has an agenda which might prevent him from getting on board.  The Michigan state House passed a bill repealing the state’s law that mandates riders wear protective helmets by a...

1950 Nimbus Custom – Motorcycle Find of the Day

The only Danish motorcycle produced in large numbers, the Nimbus was and is a 750 cc ohc straight four engine sporting a relatively modest 22 bhp, moved along via shaft drive and held together with a rather elemental steel strip frame riveted together. Just 12,000 of these machines were built...

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...

The Motorcycle Trailer Project – George Lutz Welds in the Extended Axle

Project: Make a seriously over-the-top motorcycle trailer. When you can’t afford a project bike quite yet, you start small and work your way up the rolling vehicle food chain. Job: Weld in an axle extension to make room for motorcycle shocks and fenders on the outside of the trailer bed....

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...

Keira Knightly Chanel Parfum and A Classic Ducati 750 SS

Keira Knightley will surely get a buzz going in this teaser for the new Chanel Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, but it’s the motorcycle she rides while shilling for the parfum that gets my heart racing. I know nothing of parfum, but this is how the flacks describe this particular fragrance: Sexy,...