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Mathew Hintz: Harley Davidson Gas and Oil Artist Leaves Legacy and Young Family

We here at MO were sad to learn of Mathew Hintz’ passing. If you’ve ever admired his work, consider giving to his Go Fund Me page. Watch the video tribute to him below. Begin Press Release: Harley Davidson Gas and Oil Artist Leaves Legacy and Young Family Friends create tribute video and set up fundraising site for his four children Milwaukee, Wisc. (Jan. 22, 2018) —  Mathew Hintz, the Official Artist of Daytona Bike Week, died unexpectedly at the age of 41 on December 24, 2017, leaving a wife and four children…

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Arch Motorcycle Unveils Limited Edition “Method 143” Model. Only 23 Units.

The latest creation from Keanu Reeves/Gard Hollinger’s Arch Motorcycle, the Method 143, is really badass. After the successful KRGT-1 and S models, the Method 143 continues Arch’s commitment to limited production, excellent design and engineering high-dollar price… This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more! Arch Motorcycle Unveils Limited Edition “Method 143” Model. Only 23 Units. Source: Cyril Huze

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BMW S675RR Concept by Nicolas Petit

I really like the idea of BMW making a supersport model, to compliment the already potent BMW S1000RR. The category is a tough one though, and it is dominated by the Japanese brands. Maybe, this is why BMW Motorrad is the perfect brand to disrupt the supersport segment. The S1000RR […] The post BMW S675RR Concept by Nicolas Petit appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber. BMW S675RR Concept by Nicolas Petit Source: asphaltandrubber

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Two Enthusiasts Podcast #71 – Chapless Apps

Episode 71 of the Two Enthusiasts Podcast is our first recording in 2018, and the show is an absolute classic. It is also the first show where I’ve left in all of Quentin’s constant throat-clearings, just so everyone knows why it takes forever to edit this things (not really, I’m just lazy). […] The post Two Enthusiasts Podcast #71 – Chapless Apps appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber. Two Enthusiasts Podcast #71 – Chapless Apps Source: asphaltandrubber

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Wheelie help, please. Not even close to getting wheel up. 2017 Honda CRF250L, stock setup and tires. Tried with and w/o clutch, sitting and standing. Slight uphill run. Suggestions, anyone?

submitted by /u/Aaasteve [link] [comments] Wheelie help, please. Not even close to getting wheel up. 2017 Honda CRF250L, stock setup and tires. Tried with and w/o clutch, sitting and standing. Slight uphill run. Suggestions, anyone? Source: Reddit Dualsport

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A New Hope for WorldSBK – A Season Preview

The 2018 WorldSBK season is just around the corner, and Asphalt & Rubber has you covered for the latest within the paddock. After a winter of change for the WorldSBK paddock, normality will resume with the opening round of the season. The biggest technical shake-up in series history should ensure closer […] The post A New Hope for WorldSBK – A Season Preview appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber. A New Hope for WorldSBK – A Season Preview Source: asphaltandrubber

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2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS First Ride Review

It was a sad day in southern Spain, not to mention a long way to travel, to be peering out from the garage as intensoning rain dashed any hopes of spinning another lap around the Circuito de Almeria. With only a single session under our belts, and that one merely a familiarization one at best, there was nothing left to do except get wet on the ride back to the hotel. 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Review: First Ride On the bright side of the dampening gloom was a first…

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Top 10 Features of the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

When Kawasaki redesigned its smallest Ninja for 2018, the engineers went back to the drawing board and while the motorcycle on your screen may look like a revision in styling, the Ninja 400 has, quite literally, undergone changes from the ground up. 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 First Ride Review I was fortunate enough to ride the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 recently in Northern California. We spent a day winding our way through the emerald green, rolling hills of Sonoma County on (mostly) pristine backroads as we made our way through…

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Tech3 and Yamaha Ending MotoGP Partnership

One of MotoGP‘s longstanding partnerships is coming to an end, as Tech3 announced it will stop being Yamaha‘s satellite racing team at the end of the 2018 season. It was Tech3 that made the decision to end its 20-year-old partnership with Yamaha (including what will be 18 years in the premier class), after receiving an offer from another manufacturer. Tech3 chief Hervé Poncharal wouldn’t name the other party at this point, possibly because a deal hasn’t been fully finalized yet, but the decision to end its deal to lease two…

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Road tested: Gear from ICON 1000, Knox and Rough Crafts

One of our favorite custom shops—Rough Crafts—has just released its first helmet. So we put it through its paces, along with an armored undershirt from Knox, and new boots from Icon 1000. Get the low down before parting with your cash. Rough Crafts Revolator helmet We’ve been swooning over the bikes that roll out of Winston Yeh’s Rough Crafts shop for years. The Taiwanese whizzkid has now turned his attention to gear, with the ‘Revolator’ helmet. Winston’s been working on the Revolator (yes, that’s how you spell it) for two…

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Two New Hard Saddlebag Latch Handles

Two new options to replace the dull OEM saddlebag latches on ’14-later Harley-Davidson® Touring models. New Quick Draw and Zombie™ Saddlebag Latch Handles are direct replacements offering a different styling and ergonomics, with less curvature than the stock handles to rest… This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more! Two New Hard Saddlebag Latch Handles Source: Cyril Huze

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Say What??! – Tech3 and Yamaha Will Part Ways in 2019

If you thought the 2019 MotoGP Silly Season was already in high gear, a bombshell announcement has just put it into overdrive. Today, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team announced that from 2019, they will be parting ways. Tech3 will no longer be a satellite Yamaha team. The split brings to […] The post Say What??! – Tech3 and Yamaha Will Part Ways in 2019 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber. Say What??! – Tech3 and Yamaha Will Part Ways in 2019 Source: asphaltandrubber

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Is $1650 Reasonable for a ’95 dr650?

The bike has 30k miles. It’s as clean as a whistle, has a new battery, and the carb was just rebuilt. It’s probably in about as good of shape as you could hope for with a ’95. Still, I’m wondering if buying such an old bike isn’t worth it because of the potential for mechanical issues. What do people think? Could it be reliable despite its age? Is the price fair? General thoughts on buying a bike this old? submitted by /u/Eplane13 [link] [comments] Is 50 Reasonable for a ’95…

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