CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1998
Reading J.P. Cunningham's letter on motorcycles (July 5) left me thinking I had just watched "The Wild One" with Marlon Brando. I have to ask, where are these flame-throwing motorcycles with open exhausts? Any off-road motorcycle operating on state land in California is required to have a spark arrester fitted to the muffler or silencer to prevent any sparks or flames from escaping. The majority of street motorcycles have mufflers but don't have spark arresters. Riders can also be issued a noise citation if they are riding without a muffler.
April 30, 2013 |
As a hobby, motorcycling isn't as expensive as, say, yachting, flying or dating supermodels. But you can still spend plenty if you want to. Special-edition bikes, exotic foreign bikes and carbon-fiber-laden race bikes for the street can set you back $35,000 or more. PHOTO GALLERY: Top 10 most expensive motorcycles Not counting handcrafted, made-to-order machines such as the Confederate X132 Hellcat or the customized beauties handcrafted by Westside designers at Deus, these appear to be the most expensive production motorcycles available in the United States.
January 6, 2014 |
This is a fantastic time to be riding motorcycles. So many models! So many choices! So many manufacturers trying so hard to build the perfect bike. In 2013 I had the opportunity to ride about 40 different machines. There were street racers, road hogs, sophisticated cruisers, stripped-down "naked" bikes, dirt bikes, dual sport bikes and even electric bikes. I liked almost all of them. And I really loved quite a few. PHOTOS: Best bikes from 2013 The year to come looks even more exciting.
November 15, 2013 |
Three years ago Polaris Industries bought the historic Indian motorcycle brand and vowed to make it roar again. The results of that boast have hit the streets, in the form of three mighty machines - the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage and the Indian Chieftain. The rollout represents a roll of the dice for the successful powersports company, which has managed to bring the three entirely new motorcycles to market in 27 months from concept to showroom - about half the time most companies take to develop a new bike.
December 16, 2010
Progressive International Motorcycle Show Where: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach When: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Tickets: Adults $15, children 6 and older $6, children 5 and younger free; $10 for car parking, free for motorcycles Info: (562) 628-8200; http://www.motorcycleshows.com/LongBeach
April 20, 2012 |
Sales of on-road motorcycles, which took a beating during the economic downturn, are finally revving up. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, sales of new motorcycles meant for road use and scooters were up 8.8% for the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period last year in part because of unseasonably warm weather and higher gas prices. Scooters alone got an especially big boost - 16.9% over last year. Sales of dual-purpose motorcycles, meant for on- and off-road riding, were up 12.7%.