Thursday, March 26, 2009

Former State Senator Makes Record-Breaking Million Mile Ride On One Harley-Davidson

1st5ive.com reports on the upcoming landing party welcoming former Wisconsin State Senator Dave Zien back to Wisconsin and his record one million mile ride on the same Harley-Davidson.

Photo Source: Hupy and Abraham, S.C.
According to 1st5ive.com, Zien’s ride will earn him a world record from the Iron Butt Association, an organization that oversees long-distance motorcycle riding challenges. Hupy & Abraham, S.C. sponsored the ride to offset the travel and maintenance costs.

The landing party is free and open to the public. After the event, there will be a ride to the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Source: 1st5ive.com and  Hupy and Abraham, S.C.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Ducati Streetfighter S Arrives in the US in May

The Ducati Streetfighter is slated to go on sale in the US by this May. According to FasterAndFaster.net, the Streetfighter S will go on sale this May with the base model Streetfighter arriving by August.

Photo Credit: Ducati

According to Ducati, the Streetfighter "is stripped to the bare essentials, its combination of state-of-the-art race technology, exposed styling and cultured design takes Ducati’s big naked concept to the very top of the fighter food chain."

Photo Credit: Ducati


Source: Faster and Faster and Fast3r

Monday, March 16, 2009

American Chopper Returns to TLC on April 9th for a Sixth Season

The Learning Channel has announced the series “American Chopper” will return on Thursday, April 9, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

According to TLC, “American Chopper” is now in its sixth season follows the action at Orange County Choppers (OCC), the world-famous custom motorcycle family business run by Paul Teutul Sr. and his sons, Paul Teutul Jr. and Mikey.


This season of “American Chopper” gets off to a hot start with OCC taking on the challenge of a double build. Two bikes -- one commissioned by the National Hockey League and the other by Northrop Grumman, maker of the B-2 bomber.


Both bikes feature cutting-edge designs and intense fabrications. In the second episode, the guys go tie-dyed in twisted metal, taking on a '60s-themed project to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. And in the third episode, the OCC gang heads to Anchorage, Alaska, to build a bike in honor of Alaska's 50 Years of Statehood Celebration.

Source: The Learning Channel
Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman

Friday, March 13, 2009

Cycle Trader Is Now On Twitter.com

Cycle Trader recently started posting on the social networking site Twitter.com at www.twitter.com/CycleTraderBlog.


Cycle Trader hopes to use Twitter to reach motorcycle fans in the Twitter community and keep up with current trends and news.


Twitter is a service where users share text-based posts (also known as "tweets") of up to 140 characters in length.

If you have not tried Twitter, learn more at http://twitter.com.

How Does the Stimulus Bill's Sales Tax Deduction for Motorcycle Purchases Work?


You have probably heard about the tax deduction for buying a new motorcycle that was included in the recent 2009 stimulus plan. How exactly does it work?

The stimulus bill, officially called "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009", provides a deduction for state and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase of new cars, light trucks, motor homes and motorcycles through 2009.

CycleTrader.com examines the rules of how the deduction works and a link to the IRS website for more information.

Source: CycleTrader.com

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Brammo's Enertia Electric Motorcycle To Be Sold By Best Buy

Do you want a motorcycle to go with that flat-screen TV?

According to several reports, electronics retailer Best Buy will be offering Brammo’s Enertia Electric Motorcycle in five West Coast stores this May.


Best Buy will also offer service for the Enertia, replacing parts ranging from brakes, tires, and other electrical components.

Selling motorcycles along with televisions and appliances may seem strange, but Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher has described the Enertia as being closer to consumer electronics than transportation.


If the test offering goes well, Brammo may expand selling bikes to Best Buy’s chain of 1,200 U.S. stores and overseas.

Source: Brammo, Engadget, Autoblog Green, and Greentech Media
Photo Credit: Brammo