March 22, 2019

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March, 2019

  • 7 March

    Dealer Perspective: Off-Season Woes

    LITTLE NECK, NY – It’s a local story that hasn’t received national attention, but it’s worth noting and commenting on. The owner of two Harley-Davidson dealerships in Wisconsin is being sued by Harley-Davidson for $6.3 million.  What happened was – possibly because they were caught in a cash crunch – the …

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  • 1 March

    Dirt Riders Turn Out For Greenway Options At Thomaston Dam

    THOMASTON, CT – Upwards of 150 worried dirt bike riders, fearful that a proposed “greenway” may disrupt or bring an end to more than 40 years of riding on trails behind Thomaston Dam, turned out for an occasionally-contentious informational public meeting at Center School on Thursday night. Representatives of the …

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February, 2019

  • 27 February

    New Zero SR/F Model Undercuts LiveWire By One-Third

    Zero’s reveal earlier this week of a new streetfighter model called the SR/F (pictured above) not only put the electric motorcycle manufacturer into a new category, but also served to reiterate just how disconnected Harley-Davidson is with the slowly growing e-market. With a base price of $18,995 (and an MSRP …

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  • 26 February

    Doc’s Brings 1962 Lambretta Back To Life For NYC Owner

    WATERBURY, CT – What’s winter without a project? Winter’s the season when motorcycle owners and shops engage in deferred repairs, overdue maintenance and long-desired restorations to occupy idle time and to prepare for the coming riding season. In my case, a hinky instrument cluster on the 1987 BMW R 80 RT …

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  • 25 February

    Full House, Familiar Positions At Helmet Bill Hearing

    HARTFORD – It was standing room only Monday for a public hearing by the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee with opponents and supporters of a universal helmet law in Connecticut stating their well-known positions. “Both sides made a case,” committee co-chair Sen. Carlo Leone (D – Stamford) told RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland, …

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  • Destinations: Newport Car Museum

    PORTSMOUTH, RI – Automobiles showcased as pieces of art. That’s the accomplishment of the Newport Car Museum where 70 exotic, stunning and rare models covering 65 years of motoring (1954 through today) are on display. “‘Oh, wow’ is the most heard exclamation as they walk through and see the galleries …

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  • Newspapers Missing A Potential Revenue Source

    HARWINTON, CT – The newspaper business is damn near foundering. Ad revenue is declining. So is circulation. Some newspapers are even shutting down. More will do so in the years to come as print readers die off. So why do newspapers still foot-drag in aggressively cultivating online readership and revenue? (“The …

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