September 23, 2020

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Since 2010, RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland has been reporting about motorcycling in New England and portions of New York.

Best Drivers Are In New England?

As riders, we gripe about distracted drivers who are too busy texting, phoning home or putting on makeup to notice us, but a new study reveals that some of the best drivers in the U.S. are found in New England. In fact, Vermont was second best, topped by only Minnesota, …

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If You Had Asked Me…

Sorry ’bout that for having missed the October installment of “If You Had Asked Me, I Would Have Told You…” Life got busy with an overnight ride to the Catskills, an increased work load, other pressing obligations and a little website tweaking. 

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New Honda Rebels

TORRANCE, CA – Honda is out with two new small Rebel cruisers for 2017. The company describes the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 as “youth-focused customs.” “The Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 are simple and raw, offering cutting-edge style and a radical image while minimizing the barriers to riding. There’s …

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Ethical Lapses Caused By Cow’s Tale

HARWINTON, CT – Charlotte the jersey cow who wandered into a swimming pool here on Sunday evening and had to be rescued by volunteer firefighters may be the most talked about cow in the country today. News of her unexpected plunge into the deep end of an in-ground pool in …

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CT Auto Show Adds Motorcycles

HARTFORD – The Connecticut International Auto Show, set for Nov. 18-20 at the Connecticut Convention Center, confirms that will add bikes to the mix this year. “Motorcycle Showcase is an all-new feature,” says Chris Russell, advertising and public relations manager for the event. According to the show’s website, in addition …

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Zero Sheds Weight; Ups Range, Power

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Electric motorcycle maker Zero has debuted its 2017 lineup that features more torque and power, less weight and, most importantly, greater range. The company boasts that it’s offering “the world’s first production electric motorcycle to exceed 200 miles on a single charge.” The Zero S street …

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Thompson Speedway Sets A Second Show

THOMPSON, CT – The Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park plans a second Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic in 2017, but the date will be a little later in the riding season. This year’s inaugural event was staged on May 15, which proved to be a chilly, gusty day. Next year, it will …

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BMW Adds G 310 GS

BMW is out with an entry-level GS model – the 2017 G 310 GS, derived from last year’s G 310 R. Employing a single-cylinder, 313cc engine that has 34 horsepower, the G 310 GS weighs in at 373 pounds and claims a top speed of 89 miles per hour. No …

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Husqvarna Hitting The Streets

  MILAN, Italy – They won’t hit dealerships for another year, but Husqvarna today used the EICMA show to announce two new street models; the Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401. Also unwrapped was a concept model; the Vitpilen 401 Aero. In launching its new “Real Street” range, Husqvarna said …

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