September 21, 2019
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NHTSA Investigating Problem with 2013 Ninja 300

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Kawasaki is being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over a possible stalling problem that could affect nearly 10,000 of its 2013 model year Ninja 300s. The NHTSA has received 18 complaints from owners claiming that the engine stalls “when the operator reduces …

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Mods Versus Rockers Event Celebrates Riding History

[meteor_slideshow]   They came by the, well, dozens today to recount an era in British history when the leather-wearing “Rockers” squared off against the scooter-riding “Mods,” only this time harmony reigned. It was the 5th annual Mods V Rockers rally, sponsored by the CT Rockers, which began at Scooter Centrale/Vespa …

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Yamaha Introduces FZ-09 to Replace FZ8

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Yamaha fans can say “goodbye” to the four-cylinder FZ8 and “hello” to the FZ-09, a new model for 2014 that was unveiled today. It’s powered by an 847cc inline triple engine that’s linked to a three-into-one exhaust. With a price tag of $7,990, the FZ-09 will …

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A Chance to Ride At NH Motor Speedway for Charity

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The start of Laconia Motorcycle Week is only 10 days away. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the event, prompting Laconia Harley-Davidson and New Hampshire Motor Speedway to join forces in a fund-raising effort designed to bring in more than $76,000 for the Boys …

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Suzuki Has New B.O.S.S. Models, Concept BMW Unveiled

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com More B.O.S.S. models will be produced by Suzuki. The initials stand for Blacked Our Special Suzuki and the bike maker announced Friday that it plans three new versions for 2014 – a Boulevard C90, a Boulevard M109R (pictured below) and a Boulevard C50. They will …

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Is This Crossing-Branding Between Harley, Miller Necessary?

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com There’s a well-known phrase that you’ve probably heard: “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” It was coined in 1967 by graphic designer and copywriter Charles Rosner for an advertising campaign that promoted VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), the …

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Oil Drippings: News and Opinion

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Have a little money to invest? As little as $1? A start-up company in California called Vectolabs LLC  is trying to raise $50,000 by June 12 so that it can begin producing a product called Vololights. It’s a license plate frame with LEDs incorporated that …

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