September 21, 2019
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Industry Groups Help In Motorcycle Noise Fight

By Bud Wilkinson of Public opposition to motorcycle noise – the kind created by straight exhaust pipes – is growing and two pro-motorcycle groups are taking an active role in stamping out the roar. The American Motorcyclist Association and the Motorcycle Industry Council have devised a standard method testing …

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How Effective Is Motorcycle Gear?

By Bud Wilkinson of Do you wear gear? Protective jacket? Armored gloves? Kevlar-lined jeans? Boots? A new research project done by The George Institute for Global Health in Australia has some not-so-surprising data on the effectiveness of motorcycle gear in preventing injuries in crashes. Here are some of the …

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Tibby’s H-D to Close At Month’s End

By Bud Wilkinson of The Springfield, Mass. motorcycle dealership that survived a roof collapse back in winter has decided to close its doors. Tibby’s Harley-Davidson will go out of business at month’s end. Its website notes “the end of an era” that began in 1956 when the store opened …

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What Would Paul Revere Ride?

By Bud Wilkinson of Sarah Palin’s non-campaign for the presidency has been in the news a lot lately – for riding as a passenger in Rolling Thunder in D.C. and, more recently, for her comments about Paul Revere and the British. It got me wondering that if the technology …

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Brothers H-D Buys Assets of Fritz Blau

By Bud Wilkinson of Playing catch-up after being away for the Memorial Day weekend: Brothers Harley-Davidson of Branford has bought the assets of two other Harley dealerships in Connecticut following the bankruptcy of owner Fritz Blau. Brothers picked the bones of Bridgeport Harley-Davidson in Stratford and Stamford Harley-Davidson. The …

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RIDE-CT Attends Rolling Thunder

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT spent the Memorial Day weekend in Washington, attending Rolling Thunder and visiting some of the memorials dedicated to those who gave their lives for our country. The procession of hundreds of thousands of motorcycles lasted for nearly three hours and created a background roar …

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