January 22, 2018
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A Whopper Of A Tale Involving A 1954 BMW R67/2

THOMPSON, CT – If this were a fish tale, it might be considered a whopper. However, unlike anglers who sometimes exaggerate the struggles involved in landing a prize catch, motorcyclists don’t need to embellish when storytelling because the truth alone is usually sufficient. Maine “Ted” Smith of Cheshire had such …

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New England’s Rural Roads In Poor Shape

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Motorcyclists who ride the back roads of New England know just how bad they can be. Potholes, cracks and uneven pavement can make maneuvering a challenge. A new report released this week by the non-profit national transportation research group TRIP confirms it, revealing that the New England …

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Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic Improves

THOMPSON, CT – What a difference a year and five weeks makes. It was under a sunny sky filled with puffy clouds that shirt-sleeved riders enjoyed the 2nd annual Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic on Sunday at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The warm day was a huge difference from the …

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Doc’s Expands To Serve Dirt Bikers

WATERBURY, CT – The recent closure of Adams of Oakville, the former Honda and Suzuki dealer nearby, and a “family pet project” have combined to prompt Doc’s Motorcycle Parts to expand its business into providing parts and gear for motocross and dirt bike enthusiasts. “We’re a motorcycle shop. Those are motorcycles,” …

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British Iron Association Show Has Rare Beauties

OXFORD, MA – The Union Jack flapped in the breeze atop a flagpole at the Singletary Rod & Gun Club on Sunday as hundreds of British bike lovers converged for the 27th annual motorcycle show and swap meet staged by the British Iron Association of Massachusetts. Sprinkled among the dozens …

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Management Shakeup At Yankee Harley-Davidson

BRISTOL, CT – A recent management shakeup at Yankee Harley-Davidson here resulted in the installation of a new general manager and a new sales manager, and a vow by the dealership to “go back to basics” when it comes to the store’s relationship with customers. Jake Twombly has been promoted …

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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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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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