August 17, 2018
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ECS Merges With Hudson Valley Motorcycles

OSSINING, NY – European Cycle Services (ECS) is merging with Hudson Valley Motorcycles with ECS President Stephen Saucier becoming service manager for HVMC. ECS’s technicians are joining the Ducati-Kawasaki-Suzuki dealership as well. ECS was started in 2007 in Middletown, NY and has specialized in performance upgrades and restorations for Ducatis, …

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Five Forgotten Brands You May Not Remember

Over the years, RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland has written about many forgotten brands and obscure models. Not many folks today recall the Neracar or the Schickel from the U.S., the James or the Sunbeam from the U.K., or the Griffon from France. For every brand, though, there is an enthusiast. Dipping …

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Quincy Isn’t Banning Overnight Riding

QUINCY, MA – An ultimately misleading post on the website Quincy.com suggesting that the city was enacting an ordinance prohibiting the riding of motorcycles between midnight and 5 a.m. has been spreading on social media in recent days. Today, the city offered an explanation of  how the misunderstanding occurred, and …

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Maine Builder Wins J&P Show

SANTA MONICA, CA – Nick Beaulieu, owner of Forever Two Wheels in Windham, ME, has taken the top prize as “King of the Builders” at the eighth annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. “Pretty crazy. Definitely didn’t expect it,” he said today. The competition, which is a show …

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More Support For CT Helmet Law

HARTFORD – It’s usually an extremely one-sided argument whenever a member of the Connecticut General Assembly proposes that the state implement a universal helmet law. The vocal “pro-choice” crowd repeatedly succeeds in snuffing helmet legislation. This time, though, there are some groups actually backing Bill No. 6048 that was introduced …

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Second Helmet Bill Introduced In CT

HARTFORD – On the heels of the introduction earlier this month of a bill in the General Assembly that would require all motorcycle operators and their passengers to wear helmets comes a second proposal that would likewise mandate that scooter riders wear protective headgear. Introduced by Rep. Rick Lopes (D-24th …

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Paul Teutul Jr. Pulls Crowd To Springfield Show

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – Pleasant weather, a broad selection of exhibits and vendors, and the presence of celebrity bike builder Paul Teutul Jr. (pictured above with fans) of Paul Jr. Designs drew a large crowd to opening day of the 12th annual Springfield Motorcycle Show today at the Eastern States …

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