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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...

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...

Belly Tank Lakester

Powered by a 136ci Ford flathead V8 mounted behind the driver. Equipment includes twin Stromberg 81 carburetors, an electric starter, a Harmon-Collins magneto, and an Eddie Meyers intake manifold and high-compression cylinder heads. Related posts: Gone But Not Forgotten – The Crocker Big Tank Motorcycle Electric-Powered Cafe Racer Harkens Back...

Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic

The most iconic Bugatti, the Type 57SC Atlantic featured flowing coupƩ lines with a pronounced dorsal seam running from the front to the back end of the vehicle. The 1935 AƩrolithe concept, on which the 57SC was based, used Elektron composite for its body panels. This meant the engineers needed...