November 18, 2018
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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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Eats: Revisiting Willimantic Brewing Company

WILLIMANTIC, CT – There’s always a risk when visiting an eatery a second time that it won’t measure up to pleasant memories of an initial visit. A stop this week at the Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Cafe fortunately confirmed my positive first impression. The atmosphere was enjoyable, the service prompt …

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EBR Shutting Down Production

EAST TROY, WI – Another one bites the dust. First Polaris announced that Victory was going out of business. Now, EBR says it’s ceasing production, too. In a press release issued this afternoon, EBR said the company “will begin a wind down of production operations commencing next week. EBR will continue …

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Stunned Reaction To Polaris Killing Victory

Polaris Industries blindsided Victory dealers and customers this morning by announcing that it’s pulling the plug on the 18-year-old, American-made brand. Calling the brand’s exit “an incredibly difficult decision,” Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine said in a news release that Victory’s end will allow the company to concentrate its efforts …

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Vanguard Breaks From Tradition

NEW YORK – When a motorcycle looks better suited for display in a museum of modern art than for comfortably ripping along twisty roads, its sales potential has to be questioned. Add a price tag of $30,000 and a riding position that could conceivably have target buyers wincing from lower back …

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Attendance Dips At IMS In NYC

NEW YORK – Lyrics to the song “N.Y.C.” from the musical “Annie” extol the city’s virtues crowing “You’re big, you’re loud, you’re tough” before proudly proclaiming “You’re standing room only, you crowd, you cramp, you’re still the champ.” How true that is – unless you happened to be at the …

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MOMS Boston’s Octane At IMS

NEW YORK – It may have been second runner-up in Victory’s recent “Operation Octane” dealer custom build contest, but the motorcycle dubbed “Bar Fighter” and entered by MOMS Boston got prominent display at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show over the weekend. Crafted with the help of Mark Tempesta of Breaklites …

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