January 21, 2021

Up To Speed

A Film That Speaks to Riders…

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Sure, it was in the low 40s today, but it was still a great day to ride. How often do New England riders get to log miles in late January? Not often. No matter that a missed turn resulted in the unexpected challenges of a …

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Perewitz Creates Custom Royal Enfield Bobber

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Some major details, such as price and availability of parts, are still being worked out, but bike builder Dave Perewitz of Perewitz Cycle Fabrication in Bridgewater, MA and Royal Enfield have teamed up on an accessories project that will enable owners of the 500cc C5 …

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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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Harley’s U.S. Sales Up 5.8 Percent in 2011

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Harley-Davidson finished the year 2011 with strong sales in the U.S. and elsewhere, enabling the company to report full year income of $548.1 million – more than double the $259.7 million that it made in 2010. Motorcycles sales in the U.S. were up 5.8 percent …

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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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Ural Looks to Expand in 2012

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Ural wants to expand its dealer network in the U.S. in 2012. The Russian maker of sidecar rigs saw sales in increase 39 percent in 2011 as it added 22 new dealers. The company wants to add 25 to 30 more this year, according to …

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A Candidate We Can All Support…

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Politics isn’t a subject that comes up often when riding with friends or meeting other riders out on the road.  My experience is that most of us prefer to talk about the common bond of riding than something divisive like politics. Regardless of our party …

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Harley Ads in Brazil Catpture “Spirit”

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Part of Harley-Davidson’s allure here in the U.S. may come from the fact that the company’s motorcycles are “American-made,” but the brand’s attitude translates anywhere. The Moma Propaganda advertising agency in Sao Paulo, Brazil has created some print ads that drive that point home. Here …

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Oil Drippings: News and Opinion

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com People are stupid… Who said rider training isn’t helpful or that helmets can’t help save lives? Must have been the 57-year-old man in North Fort Meyers, FL who died Wednesday while taking a test ride on a the bike that he’d just purchased and had …

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