Wow, this looks crazy! Maybe a goal for next year!
When most bikers are dreaming about riding their motorcycles but can’t because of icy or snowy road conditions, one set of bikers ride. Not only do they ride, but they race.
In a sleepy beach resort town in France, in a town called Le Touquet, once a year the town hosts a beach race for motorcycle. Called the “Le Touquet Enduropale”, the date is always the first weekend in February, typically when France is at its coldest.
Braving icy cold weather, sea and often strong winds, 1100 motorcycles start the race at the same time. 1100 motorcycles thundering along the first part of the race, a 7.5 kilometer long stretch of deep sandy beach, alternated with sea water pockets. The first biker to reach the first curve wins the holeshot, and a purse of €1500. The motorcycle reach speeds of 200 kph (120 mph) in the sand, and usually the…
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Looks like your warranty may be good!
Recently I heard from a couple of riding buddies that a Harley dealership had refused to honor the warranty on their motorcycle because they had it serviced at an independent shop or because they had used non Harley parts. This didn’t seem legal to me so I did some quick research and discovered there is a law that covers vehicle warranty issues such as this. The law is called the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/warranty.htm#Magnuson-Moss.
There are three prohibitions under the Magnuson-Moss Act. They involve; so-called tie-in sales provisions, deceptive or misleading warranty terms, and implied warranties.
Tie-in Sales Provisions
Tie-in Sales provisions are NOT allowed in consumer warranties. Companies cannot require consumers to purchase items or services from a specific dealer in order to keep their warranty valid. In other words, the consumer cannot be required to exclusively use a dealer or a specific brand…
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Pretty cool bike
Pitch black and sinister as hell, the Night Rod Special model is aggressively styled from the front end to the back. Engine, wheels, forks, triple clamps, swingarm—they’re all blacked out and thick with uncompromising, drag strip attitude.
All the exclusive parts, processes, people, and inspiration that make it easy to build your custom of one. Join the revolution in custom bike-building, only from H-D.
Harley-Davidson’s Chief Styling Officer, Willie G. Davidson, asked for a frame so beautiful it could sit in a museum. And that’s exactly what the Harley-Davidson team of engineers created. Using an innovative process called hydroforming, they were able to form unconventional angles and apply fewer welds by bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water. The result: a sturdy chassis with improved rigidity. To date, The Motor Company is the only major motorcycle manufacturer to use hydroforming to construct frames.
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Anyone interested in counter culture and life on the fringes of society should read Hunter S. Thompson’s Hells Angels. Thompson’s book was the result of a year of living close quarters with the hair-raising motorcycle gang.
LIFE Photographer Bill Ray also spent some time with the Hell’s Angels and you can see some of his great photos here.