Question about money sunk into bike

I bought a bike for 750$ and sunk $3,500 into her over the course of 3 years, and feel bad bc if i woulda used a better mechanic (or known more about bikes) it should have only cost me about half that to do all the modifications and repairs to her, so i feel bad about wasting $1750 because i didnt find the expert dirt bike mechanic i now have and got ripped off, however, my main question is, since i did ride that bike up sooo many mountains the…

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Keino, Caballero & Kraus to Customize Scout Bobber for Reveal at Indian-Sponsored Brooklyn Invitational

Skateboard legend turned vintage motorcycle enthusiast Steve Caballero will work with Roland Sands Design to customize an Indian Scout Bobber. Customized Indian Scout Bobbers Will Be Unveiled from Keino Cycles, Steve Caballero with Roland Sands Design, and Kraus Motor Co. Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, announced today its title sponsorship of The Ninth Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show held September 9, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. Along with its sponsorship, Indian will unveil three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber crafted by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co….

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Why Are Touring Bikes So Damn Big?

Dear MOby, I just read John Burns’ review of the new 2018 Venture. It struck a chord with me. I’ve owned three different Ventures – an ’83, a ’93, and a ’99. Loved all of them. I currently own a Victory Cross Country Tour (among other ponies) and love it too. I was very intrigued with the new Venture cuz I’ve always been such a fan. I think I’ll “get by” with my Victory a couple years until Yamaha irons out the kinks. But I did have a question: Why…

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Indian Motorcycles announces title Sponsorship of the Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show

Indian Motorcycle has increased their involvement in the ninth annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show. The American motorcycle manufacturer has announced its title sponsorship of the event and will also unveil three custom versions of the new Scout Bobber built by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co, and skateboarding legend Steve Caballero in conjunction with Roland Sands Design.  Begin Press Release: INDIAN MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP & SCOUT BOBBER CUSTOM SHOWCASE FOR NINTH ANNUAL BROOKLYN INVITATIONAL Customized Indian Scout Bobbers Will Be Unveiled from Keino Cycles, Steve Caballero with Roland Sands…

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Classic Motorcycle Adventure ‘Full Throttle’ Goes Mobile

Tim Schafer’s classic ‘biker’ point-and-click is now on iOS as well as PS4, PS Vita and PC. Those of us of a certain age will remember when playing videogames meant something altogether different than chasing virtual animals around real-world locations, crushing candy on your phone or shooting strangers in the face whilst listening to them… Classic Motorcycle Adventure ‘Full Throttle’ Goes Mobile Source: Motofire

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Reuters: Bidders For Ducati Sale Now Includes Benetton Family

According to Reuters, the list of possible suitors for the rumored Ducati sale has grown to include the Benetton family in an effort to return the Italian manufacturer’s ownership to Italy. Among the bids that Volkswagen has received for the Italian marque, Edition Holding (the Benetton family’s investment firm) has reportedly made a $1.2 billion offer. Included in the companies supposedly vying for Ducati, readers may be interested to learn that Bain Capital (which owns a piece of Can-Am parent BRP), Eicher Motors (the company that controls Royal Enfield) and Polaris Industries (parent company of Indian Motorcycle) are…

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KTM Riders fill top ten at the Rattlesnake National Enduro

With over half of the top ten riders racing orange bikes, it was a good weekend overall for KTM at the Rattlesnake National Enduro in Cross Fork, PA. KTM factory racer and five-time champ, Russell Bobbitt found himself just off the mark, finishing ninth overall.  Begin Press Release: CROSS FORK, PA – KTM riders claimed six of the top 10 positions at this weekend’s Rattlesnake National Enduro in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania, with FMF KTM Factory Racing Team’s Russell Bobbitt finishing the event in ninth place. This year’s event featured relatively short tests, mainly in the…

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Krawiec Scores Mile-High Milestone with 1st Victory on Harley Street Rod Drag Bike

New Harley-Davidson Street Rod Notches First Pro Stock Motorcycle Victory Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec swept through the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway to score the team’s first event win with the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle. The Street Rod motorcycle piloted by Krawiec was quick off the trailer and the bike to beat all weekend. Krawiec was the number-one qualifier for the event with a best elapsed time (ET) of 7.178 seconds. Krawiec bested that effort…

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team rider Trey Canard announces retirement

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team rider Trey Canard announces retirement, “I love racing and my passion for doing so has not changed, but there comes a time in every racer’s career where you come to the realization that although the spirit is willing, the flesh is weak, and I know in my heart it’s time to call it a day.” Begin Press Release: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team congratulates Canard on a great career MURRIETA, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team rider Trey Canard announced today his…

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MV Agusta gets new wind under its wings

MV Agusta getting firmer financial footing thanks to Russian money. Begin Press Release: MV AGUSTA HOLDING COMPLETES ITS RECAPITALIZATION WITH INVESTMENT FUND COMSAR INVEST Varese, July 24th 2017 – MV Agusta Holding consolidates its equity investment through ComSar Invest; an investment fund part of Black Ocean Group, owned by Timur Sardarov, a Russian dynasty key player in the production of oil and gas in East Europe. Along with the transaction, MV Agusta Holding announces the purchase of the 25% shares held by Mercedes AMG in the historic Italian motorcycle manufacturer…

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