September 21, 2019
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H-D Unveils Two New Models for 2012

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Harley-Davidson has unveiled two new bikes for 2012. There’s a Sportster called the “Seventy-Two” and a Softail dubbed “Slim.” The Seventy-Two is a throwback bike recalling the early ’70s when choppers were the rage and metal flake paint schemes a necessity. Consequently, the bike has …

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Oil Drippings: News and Opinion

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Two people were hospitalized with unknown injuries in Bridgeport on Tuesday morning following the collision of a motorcycle and a car on Fairfield Avenue. The accident left the motorcycle standing perpendicular against the driver’s side of the car, and the “Connecticut Post” has pictures and …

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Crotona Midnight Run Set for Saturday

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The flier for the 94th annual Crotona Midnight Run proclaims “Girlie Men Need Not Apply,” and for good reason. This dead-of-winter, dead-of-night event is for serious riders as well as for those foolhardy souls with a spirit of adventure. The number of participants each year …

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Have You Voted Yet?

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com There’s only one week to go to cast your vote in RIDE-CT’s monthly poll question, which asks: “If you could attend only one event in 2012, it would be?” The Isle of Man TT is ahead in the voting and the following video clearly shows …

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Pics from Hartford, Springfield Shows

With three competing motorcycle shows this weekend, riders had to choose which one or ones to attend. RIDE-CT.com got to all three. Bud Wilkinson and Steve Smith attended the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York. Steve also helped staff the CONREP booth at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo at the …

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Yes, Harley Attended the IMS

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com NEW YORK – No, RIDE-CT.com isn’t ignoring Harley-Davidson’s presence at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. It’s just that Harley didn’t have a new bike model to unveil as it has the past few years.  The Motor Company did have a huge display that attracted a …

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Victory Says Here Come “The Judge” – Again

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com NEW YORK -Back in the late 1960s, muscle cars ruled the automotive landscape with their big V-8 engines and throaty exhausts. Plymouth had the Road Runner and the Barracuda. Dodge burned rubber with the Charger and the Challenger. Chevrolet countered with the Chevelle SS, while …

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IMS’ Show Within a Show

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com NEW YORK – There’s a show within the show at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show this weekend and at every stop on the IMS circuit. Bike builders from across the nation are competing for a $90,000 cash prize as part of the Ultimate Builder Custom …

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New Models Kick Off “IMS” in New York

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com NEW YORK – The unveiling of a new model from Victory, and the stateside debut of flashy new motorcycles from Honda, Triumph, Ducati and Husqvarna, provided the visual highlights on opening day of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show today. Thousands of bike lovers turned out …

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