Hopefully this campaign will help make drivers think twice about distracted driving and maybe even convince those who still text while driving to stop. Common sense—which still doesn’t seem so common, new laws and campaigns like "Keep Me Alive Don't Text And Drive", should help reduce the risk of injury on the road. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys supports these laws and the common sense approach most vehicle operators take when getting behind the wheel. "Keep Me Alive Don't Text And Drive" stickers are available to anyone interested in showing support for this extremely important safety initiative by ordering online at http://www.killabikergotojail.com or by calling 1-800-4-BIKERS or 1-800-424-5377.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show – the largest motorcycle show in the industry which boasts a bevy of activities for the whole family to enjoy; including exhibits from Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, BMW and other manufacturers, takes place Friday, January 4, 2013, 3:00PM – Sunday, January 6, 2013, 5:00PM at the Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office recently launched a new motorcycle safety and education website, Okiemoto.ok.gov, providing links and information concerning motorcycle law, training opportunities, and safety information. OHSO Assistant Director Kevin Behrens said, "The website is a recommendation of the Advisory Committee for Motorcycle Safety and Education. Its purpose is to act as clearinghouse for training and information for both riders and the general public."
The recent discovery of the only known example of a Leo motorcycle, which is scheduled to be auctioned here Jan. 10 by Bonhams, raises more questions than answers.
The 107-year-old Leo, found in complete and original condition in a storage area at a Massachusetts museum, has motorcycle historians and Bonhams valuation specialists stumped. The motorcycle, made to a high standard of fit and finish, offers a freely turning two-stroke motor with strong compression, a purpose-built heavy gauge tube frame, spoked rims, Thor pedals and a Troxel leather saddle.
Why was the Leo apparently manufactured for only one year, in 1905? Whatever happened to the company that made it, the L.A. Mitchell Manufacturing Company of Oakland, Calif.? Is it possible the company, and the bike, were victims of the 1906 earthquake that devastated the San Francisco Bay Area? No one seems to know, Evan Ide, a Bonhams specialist said in an interview, although it is hoped – as often happens in cases like these – the publicity around its discovery may lead to a source of more information.
The new Leather Down-Tube Bag (P/N 93300045 Distressed Brown, P/N 93300044 Black; $119.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® provides a handy place to smaller gear like tools, a tire gauge, or a disc lock on many Dyna® and Sportster® models. The rigid-backed bag features a heavy leather flap with an embossed Bar and Shield logo and traditional strap-and-buckle closures. A zippered opening under the flap protects the contents from road debris. Mounted low on the frame, the bag is inconspicuous and convenient to access. The kit is easy to install and includes all required mounting hardware. It fits most 2004-later Sportster and 2006-later Dyna models, but may not be compatible with other accessories. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.
In December, Victory Motorcycles issued a challenge to its fans; recruit friends and fellow riders and help increase the Victory Motorcycles Facebook fan count. In appreciation and celebration for their successful efforts in reaching that goal, Victory is thanking its fans by giving them the opportunity to win a brand new 2013 Victory Cross Country featuring Midnight Metallic Flame Factory Custom Paint. A winner will be chosen by random drawing and notified on January 1, 2013.
Click on the photo above to visit the Victory Facebook page and get a chance to win a bitchin' Victory bagger.
Featuring the Cross Country’s performance, comfort, storage, handling and reliability, Victory Motorcycles is offering this unique Factory Custom Paint option for a limited period that features an extra dose of attitude, and beckons you to embrace your dark side in style.
The Cross Country Midnight Metallic Flame with Factory Custom Paint will be available beginning first quarter of 2013, and will only be offered for a limited time, guaranteeing that these baggers and their owners will stand out in the crowd.
Every Victory Bagger features ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System), cruise control, an air-adjustable preload rear suspension, and is powered by the Freedom 106/6 V-Twin – a 106-ci V-Twin engine that produces 106 ft-lb. of torque and is mated to a smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission with overdrive.
The Victory Cross Country features over 21 gallons of lockable storage in its hard saddlebags and a wind cutting fairing that houses a comprehensive collection of instrumentation and a premium audio entertainment system.
The best custom bikes are all about the details, right? These gas caps are just the thing to add those last details to the top surface of your bike. Whether it’s eye-catching chrome or modern black, let Drag Specialties® help add those last touches to really make an impression. Both high-quality finishes feature the contrasting screen skull for style. It’s available in vented, unvented and dummy styles, and the dummy cap replaces the fuel gauge on the left side of the tank. Available for late 96-13 models. SUG. RETAIL $21.95
For more information, go to www.dragspecialties.com or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.