May 27, 2019
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“Harley” Miniseries Has NY Link

SOMERS, NY – Harley-Davidson may have been founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, but an interesting element in the company’s history can be traced to Somers, which west of I-684 in Westchester County. That’s where William B. Johnson had the first Harley-Davidson dealership owned by an African-American. Johnson opened the franchise in …

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Hot Air Balloons Provide Lesson

FARMINGTON, CT – Motorcycle training classes run by CONREP are held rain or shine, but it was another kind of intrusion from above that provided a teachable moment at the Tunxis Community College training site on Sunday morning. Hot air balloons from the nearby Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival began …

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A New Tilt For Rocket Moto Sport

NASHUA, NH – Rocket Moto Sport will soon become the first New England dealer of Tilting Motor Works three-wheelers. Already a dealer of American-made Motus motorcycles, Rocket Moto Sport will by mid-fall start converting Harley-Davidson and Honda touring models into trikes using Tilting Motor Works kits. Tilting Motor Works is …

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Harley Unveils “Milwaukee-Eight”

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson this morning unveiled a new engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, dubbed the Milwaukee-Eight. It will be offered in two displacements: the Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 cubic inches/1,750cc) and the Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 cubic inches/1,870cc). The company says the new engine “is a clean-sheet design that combines …

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Brooklyn Invitational Reveals Date

BROOKLYN – The date for the eighth annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show is now set. It will be staged Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Root Studios, 131 n. 14th St. in Brooklyn, NY, according to a new post on Facebook. Using a gallery setting, the motorcycle exhibition showcases unique …

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