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Polaris Acquires Electric Motorcycle Business from Brammo

Brammo Empulse R

Press Release
January 15, 2015

Brammo Empulse R Polaris Industries Inc. today announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus exclusively on the design, development and integration of electric... Read more »

World Records Achieved at Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

1950 Vincent Series C “White” Shadow, sold for a record $224,250 at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 15, 2015

This 1950 Vincent Series C “White” Shadow sold for a record $224,250 at Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Classic motorcycles from Britain filled the ranks of the top grossing machines at Bonhams’ world-famous motorcycle auction in Las Vegas on January 8, 2015. The Vincent brand in particular... Read more »

Agreement Names Harley-Davidson Official Motorcycle of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Harley-Davidson removed a brick from the historic front entrance of its Millwaukee headquarters using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 15, 2015

A Harley-Davidson rider removes a brick from the historic front entrance of the company’s Milwaukee headquarters using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle. In the spirit of this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson and city officials from Sturgis, South Dakota, are finalizing... Read more »

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 9, 2015

Winter Riding

Heather Reinhart
January 9, 2015

This is a regular series that highlights the top Rider magazine stories of the week. 1. Motorcycle Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to... Read more »

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Ban Federal Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Rider Magazine Staff
January 9, 2015

A bipartisan bill introduced today called the “Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act” would restrict the Secretary of Transportation from granting funds to any government entity for a program to check helmet use or to create checkpoints for an operator of a motorcycle or a passenger on a... Read more »

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013

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Rider Magazine Staff
January 8, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000... Read more »

2015 CLASS Motorcycle Schools Schedule is Announced

CLASS Motorcycle Schools

Rider Magazine Staff
January 6, 2015

Reg Pridmore’s CLASS Motorcycle Schools recently announced an exciting lineup of track dates and CLASS Schools for the coming season, with sessions in California, Virginia and Oregon. 3/9-10 — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA 3/30 — Streets of Willow, Rosamond, CA 4/23 — Willow... Read more »

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 2, 2015

Versys 650

Heather Reinhart
January 2, 2015

This is a regular series that highlights the top Rider magazine stories of the week. 1. Kawasaki Versys 650—First Ride The Versys has gotten a major facelift with styling cues taken from the Kawasaki’s Ninja sportbikes. Read our first ride review here. 2. Twisted Core Base Layers Road... Read more »

2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT—First Ride Review

2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT

Greg Drevenstedt
December 30, 2014

Only its tall, slender proportions would tell you this sleek Versys 650 is related to its quirky-looking predecessor. New-for-2015 LT model adds 28-liter saddlebags, hand guards and a longer warranty. Photography by James Wright and Ula Serra I Prat As Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan advised, “A... Read more »

Weekly Wrap-Up: December 26, 2014

Heather Reinhart
December 26, 2014

This is a regular series that highlights the top Rider magazine stories of the week.   1. 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 First Look Review Think your sport-touring motorcycle can’t have it all? It can! The 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 adds some versatile sport-touring features for more comfortable commuting and touring,... Read more »

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