Category: Research

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...

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...

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...