New England News

Americade Postpones From June Until Late September

LAKE GEORGE, NY – In cautionary move and in hopes that by delaying that perhaps COVID-19 will be in vigorous retreat, Americade announced this afternoon that the 2021 gathering will shift dates from early June until late September. ​”We want to make 100% sure that a 2021 Americade will happen, …

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Royal Enfield Gets Added By Brookfield Indian Dealership

BRROKFIELD, CT – Brookfield Indian Motorcycle is expanding its offerings. The store at 20 Federal Road will soon be selling Royal Enfield models along with Indian motorcycles, with further expansion of brands a distinct possibility. “We like the style, the craftsmanship. We find them to be fun, cool, simple and …

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Street Stuff’s Rich Krasun Succumbs To COVID-19

NORWICH, CT – The owner of the Triumph motorcycle dealership Street Stuff Cycle here has died from COVID-19. Rich Krasun, 69, passed away Jan. 6, according to an obituary shared today by his family. A resident of Preston, CT, Krasun got involved the motorcycle industry in late 1973 when he …

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Piaggio And Vespa Scooters Hot Sellers During Pandemic

NEW YORK – Scooter models made by Piaggio/Vespa were hot sellers across the United States during the pandemic last year as folks sought out fun ways to be socially distant, and that was especially true in the Northeast. Indeed, the region can legitimately be described as a hotbed of scooter …

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Miracle Mile Harley-Davidson Announces Closure

GREAT NECK, NY – Another Harley-Davidson dealership is closing its doors. Miracle Mile Harley-Davidson announced Friday that after “careful consideration and with heavy hearts,” the store at 215 Northern Blvd. will close on Jan. 16. Without getting into specifics, a press release issued by the dealership suggested “the many trials …

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Orange County Choppers Moving To Sunnier Florida

NEWBURGH, NY – Orange County Choppers is getting to a new headquarters, leaving its longstanding home in the the Hudson Valley for a sunnier spot in Florida. Calling the shift “the next chapter” in the long-running operation’s history, Paul Teutul Sr. and crew are relocating to what’s being dubbed the …

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Most-Read Stories Of 2020 Involved Saying Goodbye

Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic caused upheaval in 2020, and resulted in the cancellation of most motorcycle events in the Northeast (and everywhere else), but changing consumer habits also played a role in this year’s most-read stories. Three of the Top 5 stories involved saying goodbye as businesses closed. More than …

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Christmas Fire Guts HQ Of Laconia Motorcycle Week

LACONIA, NH – An intense Christmas fire of as-yet-undetermined origin gutted the headquarters of Laconia Motorcycle Week, destroying decades-old memorabilia and archives detailing the colorful history of the nearly 100-year-old event. “It’s a nightmare,” said a devastated Charlie St. Clair tonight. “We lost all of our equipment. We lost all …

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The Year 2020 In Pictures

The year 2020 can easily be divided into two unequal parts; before and after the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. The deeper into the year, the fewer the pictures from motorcycle events in the Northeast. Nonetheless, there were enough snapped to look back on some images that will bring back some memories: …

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Gas Pumps In Cambridge Getting Warning Stickers

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Remember years ago how odd it seemed when cigarette packs got labels warning about the health hazards of smoking? Well, all gas pumps here will soon be displaying similar cautionary stickers that warn of the “major consequences on human health” caused by the use of gas, diesel …

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