September 21, 2019
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Vintage Triumph Strands RIDE-CT

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Today’s glorious weather had the roads loaded with bikes. RIDE-CT thought it wise late this afternoon to “exercise” all three bikes in the garage – get the oil circulating and the gas tanks topped. The 1969 Triumph T100R Daytona proved to be balky, though, requiring …

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Royal Enfield Commercial Cuts The Cord

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The power’s back on after eight days following the pre-Halloween snowstorm here in Connecticut, so it’s back to posting news and other interesting motorcycle info… It came out four years ago, but an overseas TV commercial for Royal Enfield certainly makes the point that the …

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CEO Says Harley Needs New Customers

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell says his company is rebounding from the economic recession, but needs new product aimed an entry-level riders and product that makes riders go “Wow!” and that gets t0 market quicker. He spoke at a business symposium at Ohio State University on …

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Oil Drippings: News and Opinion

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com For the second time in less than a year, “Cycle World” magazine has been sold. Hearst Corp. yesterday announced the sale of the magazine to Bonnier Corp., which publishes “Popular Science,” “Field & Stream” and “Parenting” magazine. The two companies reported that “Cycle World’s” staff …

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Gengras Closing BMW, Triumph Store

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com A little more than five years after acquiring them, Gengras motorcycles in East Hartford is dropping the BMW and Triumph motorcycle lines and will sell only the Harley-Davidson brand. RIDE-CT.com has learned that Gengras, which previously jettisoned Ducati, will eliminate its two remaining Euro brands …

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Motorcycle Thefts Down, Honda Most Stolen

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com You’d think that Harley-Davidson would be the brand preferred by thieves, if only because of the popularity and market share. But, no, Honda was the most-stolen brand of motorcycle in 2010 with 12,260 bikes taken, followed by Yamaha (9,853), Suzuki (7,869), Kawasaki (5,470) and Harley …

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Honda Unveils More 2012 Models

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Honda’s out today with some more new and/or revised models for 2012. While there’s nothing totally new for the U.S. market – like a CB1100, for instance, that’s available in other parts of the world – there is stuff worth talking about. Let’s start with …

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