July 20, 2018
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Helmet Resource, Vincent Video

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com A key question that needs to always be answered when helmet shopping is whether the helmet is DOT-compliant; that is, government approved to protect your melon. The Motorcycle Industry Council has a website that lists 25 brands and 516 helmet models and which notes whether …

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Will Ducati Return to Danbury?

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com One of the first things that Max Stratton did upon buying Cliff’s Cycle Revolution in Brookfield back in December was to jettison the Ducati line. Max made his mark selling BMWs at stores in New Hampshire and New York and wanted his new Connecticut store to be …

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“Motorcyclepedia” Coming to Newburgh, N .Y.

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Newburgh, N.Y. gets a motorcycle museum when Motorcyclepedia opens on April 16. More than 300 motorcycles will be displayed on two floors in the 85,000 square-foot museum. The “Times Herald-Record” has the story here. RIDE-CT is already planning a visit to get pictures and details. — With …

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Harley Museum Not Open to Shareholders

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com For the past two years, Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson has held its annual shareholders meeting at its museum, which opened in 2008 and celebrates the history of the iconic brand. Not this year. Seems the facility was already booked on April 30 when Harley inquired about the …

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Moto Guzzi Turns 90, Enrollment Opens at N.V.C.C.

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Moto Guzzi turned 90 today – having been launched on March 21, 1921 – and celebrated the milestone by unveiling a new blog at MotoGuzziHeritage.com. No need to gather in the piazza anymore. Just go online. — Registration for motorcycle courses at Naugatuck Valley Community College …

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Keira Knightley Teases with a Ducati

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com It was last September that photos came out of Keira Knightley wearing a catsuit and sitting on a Ducati. The commercial shoot was for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume and while the ad isn’t out yet a teaser video has been released with the actress talking about the …

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Lack of Helmet Law Has Costly Consequences

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The lack of a mandatory helmet law in Connecticut has “led to high fatalities and injuries from motorcycle crashes that likely cost billions of dollars in hospital and rehabilitation bills,” according to a new study released today by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, UConn and the Connecticut …

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When Is A Dealer Not A Dealer?

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com When is a motorcycle dealer not a dealer? That’s an interesting question, and it applies to Harley-Davidson of Danbury, which used to also sell Buell motorcycles before Harley scrapped the brand. Now, Buell founder Erik Buell is back with a new company, EBR, and a …

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End Near for Bridgeport H.O.G.

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The bankruptcy and closure of Fritz’s Bridgeport Harley-Davidson in Stratford will mean the end of the H.O.G. chapter tied to the dealership. In an email sent yesterday, which was forwarded to RIDE-CT, Karen Ligammari reported that she had just heard from H.O.G. regional manager Dan …

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