May 27, 2019
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Strong Opening For Springfield Motorcycle Show

WEST SPRINGFIELD, CT – Pleasant weather contributed to a strong opening on Saturday for the two-day Springfield Motorcycle Show at the Eastern States Exposition. Riders from southern New England showed up to ogle custom motorcycles, check out new models and and do some shopping. “They’ve been looking forward to it …

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Brookfield Indian Motorcycle Adds Motus Line

BROOKFIELD, CT – Brookfield Indian Motorcycle is adding another brand to its hillside showroom. Late last week, it officially became a dealer of high-end Motus motorcycles, the high-performance sport touring machines that are made in Birmingham, AL. “We’re doing it because it’s an American product and it’s different from what …

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Concorso Ferrari & Friends Looks To Add Bikes

WEST HARTFORD, CT – After 17 years of showcasing exotic Italian automobiles, Concorso Ferrari & Friends is looking to add Italian-made motorcycles to the mix in 2018. The fund-raising event benefits the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and brings thousands of car enthusiasts to LaSalle Road in downtown. This …

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Free Seminars By Ken Condon In CT, MA And VT

Three Harley-Davidson dealerships in New England – one each in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont – will welcome author, instructor and motorcycle magazine columnist Ken Condon, who will give three free seminars this month designed to improve riders’ skills. The goal is “to get people to think and look in the …

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IMOS Sponsoring Flat Track Racer In 2018

WESTFIELD, MA – American Flat Track doesn’t have an event in New England, but the region will be represented in 2018. The Indian Motorcycle of Springfield dealership has purchased a pricey, limited-edition Indian Scout FTR750 racer and will sponsor rider Jay Maloney (#12) in the AFT Twins competition in the …

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Yankee Harley-Davidson Making Changes

BRISTOL, CT – New ownership at Yankee Harley-Davidson has been busy making changes since taking over on Dec. 8. General manager and co-owner Mike Keehan reports that needed equipment has been purchased for the service and parts departments and that service technicians will be sent out for training this month and …

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Dealer’s Arrest Leads Top 5 Stories of 2017

The arrest of a southern New England motorcycle dealer on charges involving a sex trafficking ring that prostituted mentally-disabled young men was the most read story on RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland in 2017, and led the list of Top 5 regional stories for the year by a wide margin. It had …

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Yankee Harley-Davidson’s New Owners Revealed

BRISTOL, CT – The new owners of Yankee Harley-Davidson have been identified. A partnership of three men – two businessmen from Avon, CT and a longtime Harley-Davidson dealer manager in Connecticut  – have purchased the store on Route 6 under the name of Iron Horse Road Group of CT. The …

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Lloyd “Bud” Provin Grateful For Post-Fire Support

PITTSFORD, VT – It’s in times of tragedy that friends step up, and Lloyd “Bud” Provin is finding out this week just how many friends he’s made and riders he’s impacted over the years by fixing motorcycles. “It’s beyond encouraging. It’s gratifying, overwhelming, stunning,” said the owner of The Nickwackett Garage …

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Fire Damages Motorcycles Of Nickwackett Garage Owner

PITTSFORD, VT – A YouCaring fundraising effort with a $20,000 goal was launched today in the wake of an early morning fire Saturday that heavily damaged the home and motorcycle collection of Lloyd “Bud” Provin, operator of The Nickwackett Garage, a well-known shop that specializes in servicing BMW and Triumph motorcycles. …

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