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The Buzz Around Daytona: Electric Motorcycles

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The future is now as Daytona International Speedway prepares to host its first emissions-free race Sunday.

The Time Trial Extreme Grand Prix, a three-continent series that features electric-powered motorcycles, will stage a five-lap sprint race over Daytona's 3.56-mile road course.

“This is something new and special and appropriate it should happen at Daytona,” Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said.

These bikes are quiet but they are not hush puppies.

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Illinois State Police Adds Motorcycle to District 20 Enforcement Mix

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Williams, a trooper for Illinois State District 20, is getting a chance to be West-Central Illinois' version of Ponch or Jon. On Monday, he became the district's first full-time motorcycle patrol officer in 14 years.

"You're about invisible out here on a bike," said Williams, who has been with the Illinois State Police for 5 1/2 years. "You can see more violations when you're on the bike. We're looking for texting and cell phone use."

Williams said curbing distractive driving is one of the Illinois State Police's highest priorities right now. He said riding a motorcycle gives him a better look into cars when he passes them.

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Model A Taillight In Black Powder-Coat

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You can now get Lick’s Classic Model A light assembly with a wet-look black powder coated finish.

This hard-to-find taillight will add a perfect touch of nostalgia to your retro ride, chopper or just about any custom. Along with the brilliant red and amber face plate, each assembly is fit with a clear lens and 12-volt bulb on the underside for license plate illumination. Measurements are approximately  3.5"wide X 2" deep and each comes with wire leads and accommodations for optional fender or side mounting hardware.

Suggested retail is $69.95 and that includes both the plain lens and one other lens of your choice at no additional cost. For complete details and ordering checkem’ out at: www.lickscycles.com. 

AFT Sentoh CB750 Iron & Lace Calendar Cover Bike for Sale on Ebay

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AFT Custom's 2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Best of Show winning bike Sentoh based on a classic Honda CB750, and featured on the cover of the new 2013 FastDates.com Iron & Lace Custom PinUp Calendar, has justed been posted for sale on Ebay by builder and owner Jim Guiffra. Check it out, and if you're interested the "Buy It Now" pice is just $20,000. The bidding closes on Monday October 29th! Hit the picture to get yours today.

Klock Werks Supports Organ Donation, Family Through Tattooed for Life Raffle Bike

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Our friends over at Klock Werks are raffling off an awesome 2010 tricked out Victory Kingpin next Friday, Oct. 26. The bike, Tattooed for Life, honors two men close to the Klock Werks family who were tragically killed in different accidents and represents the importance of organ donation.

Twenty-nine-year old Vic Briggs, a Klock Werks team member, was lost in automobile accident in late June of 2011.

Austin Shimon, 20, a close friend of the Klock Werks family, passed away after a motorcycle accident in 2009. Both Vic and Austin were organ donors, and through their selfless gifts, were able to save the lives of others awaiting organ donation.

The team at Klock Werks decided they wanted to do something to pay tribute to their two lost friends, and also something that would provide financial support through a trust fund to Vic’s family. Vic left four children behind, ranging in age from 9 to 1.

Victory graciously donated the motorcycle and Klock Werks tricked it out, café style, just as Vic would have wanted. Tattooed for Life features many characteristics of Vic from the gas tank featuring Vic’s tattoos to the front fender displaying “BR” in honor of his children, whose names all begin with “Br.” A guitar on the tail section is in remembrance of Austin.

 Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. The drawing will be held promptly at 7:30 p.m. CT next Friday (you do not need to be present to win) at Klock Werks in Mitchell, South Dakota. To purchase tickets or learn more about Tattooed for Life, click here.

 

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Vented Windscreen Reduces Buffeting

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The new Wind Splitter Vented Windshield ($424.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® was developed by Harley-Davidson and tested in the Wichita State University wind tunnel to relieve low pressure behind the windshield and significantly reduce buffeting at the rider position. A fingertip-adjustable center vent matches air flow to the rider’s height and also provides cooling air to the rider at low speeds. The Wind Splitter Vented Windshield is engineered to provide the comfort of a larger windshield, but its shape keeps bugs and road grime below the rider’s sight line. The shield is formed of hard-coated polycarbonate for strength and scratch resistance, and the dark-smoked finish reduces glare. The polished stainless steel brackets mount to the Original Equipment docking points for ease of installation and removal. The Wind Splitter Vented Windshield fits 1994-later Road King® models (P/N 57400176), 2000-later Heritage Softail® Classic (P/N 57400159), and 2000-later Heritage Softail®, Fat Boy®, Fat Boy® Lo and Softail® Deluxe models (P/N 57400159) equipped with auxiliary lighting. 

New Robocop Movie To Feature Futuristic Motorcycle

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With Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop, not only is the title character getting a new suit, apparently he’s getting a new mode of transportation too. While the RoboCop of 1987 was happy piloting a standard police cruiser, the RoboCop of 2014 (the film was just pushed back) will rock a sleek new motorcycle. After the jump, check out a ton of photos of Robo’s new ride as well as a video of the bike in action. Plus, get a glimpse of his gun, a fan-favorite feature of RoboCop.

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Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt Helps Veterans

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Bikers decked out in leather vests with patches and insignias denoting their time in the armed forces mounted shining motorcycles and roared away, beginning a quest through the Onslow County’s past.

The bikers were at a local motorcycle shop for the Historical Markers Ride, an annual motorcycle scavenger hunt, held by North Carolina Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

The ride brought together the thrill of the hunt with the company of the local community, including many servicemembers and veterans.

“We wanted to put together a ride different from other rides,” said H. T. Huchi, the commander of the local CVMA and a retired Marine, better known as Hooch.

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