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Indian Unveils ‘Big Chief Custom’ in New York

Big Chief Custom, Indian Motorcycle

Rider Magazine Staff
December 13, 2013

This “Big Chief Custom” is the first custom Indian Chief created around the 2014 models. Indian Motorcycle revealed a fully customized, Indian Chief Classic at the Indian Motorcycle display inside the International Motorcycle Show at the Javits Center in New York City on Friday. Conceptualized and... Read more »

Yamaha to Display EKIDS Concept Bike at New York International Motorcycle Show

Yamaha EKIDS concept bike

Rider Magazine Staff
December 12, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corporation will showcase its EKIDS concept motorcycle at the New York International Motorcycle Show in the Jacob Javits Center from December 13-15. The concept model was recently featured in the Tokyo Motor Show and is a bike for kids learning to ride and mounts a modularized “EVINO”... Read more »

2014 Ride for Kids Event Schedule is Announced

Ride for Kids Logo

Rider Magazine Staff
December 10, 2013

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids is stretching to 37 cities this year, including a new ride in Jackson, Mississippi. The Ride for Kids program is a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The mission is to eliminate the... Read more »

Prince William Throws Leg Over a Norton at London Motorcycle Show

Prince William Norton Motorcycle

Rider Magazine Staff
December 10, 2013

During the recent London Motorcycle Show, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stopped by to check out the latest from Norton Motorcycles. After chatting with Norton Chairman Stuart Garner, Prince William chose the Red Commando 961 Sport as his favorite. The Prince, a keen motorcycle enthusiast, expressed... Read more »

Öhlins Steering Damper Bracket Recall Expanded

Ohlins Bracket Recall

Rider Magazine Staff
November 25, 2013

Öhlins Racing AB has expanded its recall of aftermarket steering damper kits, which was first announced in June 2013. Öhlins discovered that the safety issue of the possibility of cracks occurring in the brackets of the kits effects more model numbers than originally listed in the previous recall notice... Read more »

RawHyde Goes Urban

RawHyde Jim Hyde

Steven M. Green
November 18, 2013

Jim Hyde was one of the judges following each rider through the indoor debris course with a point being charged for each dab or hit of an obstacle. The riders were not allowed to view the course in advance of their run. When the email arrived announcing that RawHyde, best known for adventure bike training... Read more »

Motorcycles and Surfboards: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Venice Beach’s Deus Ex Machina

Michael Woolaway

Vivian Wagner
November 13, 2013

Michael “Woolie” Woolaway bends over the frame of a BMW R100S that he’s transforming into a custom-built bike, studying his next move. A designer and builder for Deus Ex Machina in Venice Beach, California, Woolaway has the precision of an engineer and the passion of an artist. His hand-drawn designs... Read more »

Lucky Stars and Fall Colors: Rider Blog

Empty roads, fall colors and a crisp, sunny day. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Jim Hale
November 12, 2013

Sometimes good things just happen. It could be the alignment of the stars and the moon, it could be just blind luck or it could be a higher being smiling down on us on that day. I don’t know why, but when they do I don’t spend a lot of time asking why. After more than fifty years of living and more... Read more »

Triumph Launches 24/7 Customer Support


Rider Magazine Staff
November 11, 2013

Triumph has launched the industry’s first 24/7 customer support initiative. Triumph’s new customer support covers the U.S. and Canada and provides tech support, motorcycle advice and can facilitate roadside assistance. The service will operate 365 days a year, including all holidays, and can be... Read more »

2014 Zero Motorcycles First Look Review

Greg Drevenstedt
November 6, 2013

2014 Zero Motorcycles: (left to right) Zero DS, Zero S, Zero SR In a very short time, Zero Motorcycles has come a long way. When we first tested a Zero S—the company’s “streetfighter” model, which was sold alongside the DS (dual-sport), XU (“urban crosser”) and X/MX (off-road) models—in... Read more »

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