March 28, 2017
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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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Excellent Time For Entry-Level Riders

NEW YORK – As temperatures plummet and wintery weather limits opportunities to ride, many New England motorcyclists begin planning for spring. The Progressive International Motorcycle Show, held here every December, has traditionally whet the appetites of riders in

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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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Maine Bike Builder A Winner At IMS

NEW YORK – Nick Beaulieu of Forever Two Wheels in Windham, ME calls his newest creation “The Hate Machine,” but seeing how much loving attention he gave the polished aluminum machine 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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IMS Beckons Riders To NYC

NEW YORK – It’s time once again to jump in the car, hop on the train or both and head to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The annual Progressive International Motorcycle Show is this weekend. The IMS features new models from

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If You Had Asked, I Would Have Told You…

A new month means another edition of thoughts and opinions issued under the not-so-subtle heading of “If you had asked, I would have told you…” – That work is progressing on the restoration of a 1948 Vincent “Series B” Rapide that Peter Kettle of Fitchburg, MA bought for a mere

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New Models Will Glisten At IMS

NEW YORK – With fall bringing so many new model announcements from various manufacturers, this weekend’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center promises to be an improvement over recent years, and shaves and boot shines will be free! The doors open at

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December Again For IMS In NY

Dates have been announced for seven stops on the 2015-2016 edition of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show tour. The New York dates will once again be in December. The IMS will visit the Javits Center from Dec. 11-13, making it the four years in a row that the show has …

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The Not-So-Incredible, Shrinking IMS

Examined on a year-to-year basis, the downsizing doesn’t instantly appear to be that significant. You first think that maybe there’s a manufacturer missing or a favorite vendor that’s absent. But when compared to what the Progressive International Motorcycle Show was like several years ago,

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Indian Shows Off Scouts At IMS

NEW YORK – It’s never a good idea to have a preconceived notion about a motorcycle before riding it, and John Shope freely admits to having had one before he tried out the 2015 Indian Scout. Owner of custom shop Dirty Bird Concepts in Phoenix and one of the stars …

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Triumph Thruxton Appropriated For Shows

Dave Rosen and his Thruxton at New York’s IMS When the January/February 2014 issue of “Motorcycle Classics” magazine arrived recently, I immediately noticed the full-page Triumph advertisement on the back cover. It shows a customized Thruxton model being ridden on the Bonneville Salt Flats by pro motorcycle racer Jason DiSalvo, its …

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Attendance Dipped At New York IMS Due To Snow

By Bud Wilkinson Attendance figures are out for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York last month and the crowd size plummeted 19.4 percent from the previous show due largely to a winter storm on Saturday, the main day of the three-day event. Attendance was pegged at 58,811, a …

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