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Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

Does Biker Deserve Death Sentence?

You may have seen the video below that documents a road rage incident which occurred the other day in California. A motorcyclist is riding adjacent to a car. We don't know why,...

Retro Review: Plymouth GTX, 1967-1974

People who argue that it wasn't GM - well, Pontiac - that created the first muscle car (the 1964 GTO) arguably have history on their side. Because there were muscular cars...

The DeadWire

People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire . . . literally. Owners - and there aren’t many - have been advised by Harley Davidson not to...

Practical Reasons to Buy a Motorcycle

If you ever needed a reason to justify buying a motorcycle - either to yourself or the wife - here’s a good one: They are very practical. You likely have heard the opposite, but consider: * They...

1974–1978 Mustang II, Cobra II, and King Cobra

By 1974, the muscle car frenzy of the 1960s had petered-out like an all-night kegger at sunrise. After a ten-year bender with 100-octane leaded premium and 300-horsepower V-8 engines, Ford Motor...

Muscle Cars Were Slow . . . Part II

I wrote a column a couple years ago (see here) that mentioned an unspeakable truth: Relative to now - classic muscle cars were slow. Back in the day, when the typical passenger car...

This Pig of a Bike

I'm tapping out. This POS AMF-era Hardley Ableson (1980 Sportster) has beaten me. I publicly concede defeat. The bitch will not start. Well, the shitty electric start system will not turn the engine...

Why Are New Motorcycle Sales in Freefall?

Harley sales are in free-fall - down 9.3 percent in the U.S. for the first fiscal quarter that ended this summer - amounting to losses of $258.9 million. The company has...

Now Harley

Now Harley’s being nailed to the cross. For “cheating” Uncle’s emissions rigmarole, like VW was accused of doing (and admited to doing). This being like “cheating” speed traps by using a radar detector. In...

The Fleeting Feeling of Freedom

Every now and then, I do something "risky" and illegal, to remind myself what it was like when we were still relatively free. I roll one of my old bikes out of...
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