Biker Lifestyle Magazine https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com The Place for everything Biker Lifestyle, Motorcycle Reviews, Motorcycle Manufacture News Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:21:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/xnv.bce.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cropped-imageedit_4_9100738418-150x150.png Biker Lifestyle Magazine https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com 32 32 Youngstown motorcycle club celebrated their 82nd anniversary Pirate Motorcycle Club started back in 1939 https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/youngstown-motorcycle-club-celebrated-their-82nd-anniversary-pirate-motorcycle-club-started-back-in-1939/ https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/youngstown-motorcycle-club-celebrated-their-82nd-anniversary-pirate-motorcycle-club-started-back-in-1939/#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:21:53 +0000 https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/?p=879 Motorcycle Rallyby: WKBN Staff YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Saturday, a Youngstown motorcycle club celebrated their 82nd anniversary. The Pirate Motorcycle Club started back in 1939. Photos show some of the…

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Saturday, a Youngstown motorcycle club celebrated their 82nd anniversary.

The Pirate Motorcycle Club started back in 1939.

Photos show some of the original members dating back to that time.

Provided by members, the photos showcase past hill climbs, poker runs and drag race events.

Eventually, the club purchased property near East Palestine to host events which were family oriented for members.

“Afterwards, we always had a picnic with the family and the kids, and we’d bring go karts and mini bikes for the kids to ride and we’d have soccer games on our bikes and entertain ourselves,” said the club president Rabbit.

The club hasn’t hosted any events since the 80’s.

Now, they gather yearly to share their history with the public.

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Ice Cold Ryders motorcycle club should be commended for the sizable donations https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/ice-cold-ryders-motorcycle-club-should-be-commended-for-the-sizable-donations/ https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/ice-cold-ryders-motorcycle-club-should-be-commended-for-the-sizable-donations/#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:50:43 +0000 https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/?p=877 Ice Cold RydersMinot Public School’s lunch debt policy on unpaid school lunch debt has been getting extensive attention recently. Ice Cold Ryders motorcycle club should be commended for the sizable donations the…

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Minot Public School’s lunch debt policy on unpaid school lunch debt has been getting extensive attention recently.

Ice Cold Ryders motorcycle club should be commended for the sizable donations the organization has made to address unpaid school lunch debt.

However, it would be nice if funding could be found, either through federal grants or some other means, to contribute to existing federal funds in providing school lunches for every child in the school district. No child should be embarrassed by being provided an “alternate meal” of a peanut butter sandwich in a paper bag if his parents have failed to pay the school lunch bill. School officials have said that the alternate meals are rarely provided to children and it is done discreetly, but it is still likely that all of a child’s classmates know which kids have money in their lunch accounts and which do not. Children also do better in school when they have been well fed and do not have to worry about school lunch debt.

The Minot Daily News reported this past week the Ice Cold Ryders organization has raised close to $17,000 in donations through fundraisers over the past couple years, with the funds intended to address school lunch debt.

Lashone Brown, parent of a Minot Public School student and president of the motorcycle club, suggested to Minot School Board members this past week they come up with a policy to ensure the donations are used directly to address the school lunch debt instead of waiting for funding to be distributed from a district-wide fund by building principals who have noticed certain families are struggling to pay the lunch bill.

The school board is taking a look at the school lunch debt policy, made some changes and that is good. Food service director Ivy Thorson has been asked to return to the board meeting next month with more suggestions about the updated lunch policy. Hopefully, the issues will be resolved to work for the best for everyone involved.

Thank you to the Ice Cold Ryders for seeing a need in the community and stepping up to help.

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Best Apps For Motorcyclists We all use them, so why not have one that works best for riders? https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/best-apps-for-motorcyclists-we-all-use-them-so-why-not-have-one-that-works-best-for-riders/ https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/best-apps-for-motorcyclists-we-all-use-them-so-why-not-have-one-that-works-best-for-riders/#respond Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:02:01 +0000 https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/?p=872 Motorcycle AppsBy John Mata Jr. Most of us can’t seem to put our phones down for more than 15 minutes during the day, but we’re not here to lecture you on…

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Most of us can’t seem to put our phones down for more than 15 minutes during the day, but we’re not here to lecture you on unhealthy social habits. The fact is there are ways to enhance your ride, and the following apps could very well change the way you prepare for an extended trip out of town—or even in town.

Before hitting the road, we all know it’s best to stay on top of upcoming weather and road conditions, get tips for places of interest along the way, and lock down which routes you’d like to take to reach those places. While there are a lot of other apps out there that might serve your personal riding style too, we’re sure the ones we’ve selected here will serve you well in the long run, no matter how you ride. These aren’t the average time-sucking waste of phone storage—they’re meant to make your life on the road easier and far more enjoyable.

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Rever

For lots of riders out there, Rever is the only app they’ll need while riding their motorcycles. It not only allows for custom route planning and reliable navigation, it also lets riders track ride time and mileage while being able to search for newer, more exciting roads to make the most out of every ride.

As helpful as all those functions are, Rever also serves as a great place to socialize with other motorcyclists. Connect with pals, create challenges, and become part of the greater riding community all across the country. You’ll never feel that you’re out on your own with Rever—it’s the closest thing to having a riding partner along when you find yourself on a solo run.

Harley-Davidson Lifestyle App

Like Rever and other motor-centric apps, H-D’s official app also offers detailed mapping, ride planning, and GPS navigation functions, which is huge in and of itself. Riders get to set destinations, find gas stations and lodging, and even locate a nearby dealer, all through the app. They can even access the Ride Planner from a desktop for pre-ride planning purposes.

What makes H-D’s app unique—and most helpful to Harley owners—is its ability to connect remotely to your motorcycle (on certain models so equipped). You can view your bike’s important vital signs, security notifications, track its location in case of a theft, and see any service reminders, all from the palm of your hand. Riders can also use the app to connect to Boom! Infotainment systems for further personalization (on certain models), as well as accessing an updated listing of events and dealers countrywide.

Dark Sky App

The most important factor of any ride is weather. Weather can make or break your decision to go out for a ride or stay home for the weekend. What Dark Sky offers riders is the ability to get the most accurate, hyperlocal weather information with down-to-the-minute forecasts so you’ll be more informed of temperature and moisture predictions than ever before.

Dark Sky will let you see what the next 10 minutes will bring, as well as hours ahead, which is priceless information to have when out on the road. The app can also be set up to send your phone notifications of any changes or alerts you should know about before venturing out or proceeding on your way. Get the most out of the Dark Sky app by accessing it via Apple Watch and Wear OS devices.

EatSleepRide

It’s no surprise that ESR constantly finds itself on lists of top-rated apps for motorcyclists, as it has an abundance of features for riders of every stripe. EatSleepRide allows riders to record speed, mileage, and even lean angles if they so desire, and access these figures during and after an extended ride.

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Aside from tracking riding stats, ESR also lets riders create and access exciting routes that can make the most of your trips, of any length. There’s also a challenge section of the app, which really taps into the app’s community-oriented portion. You can also keep safety top of mind with an optional function called Crashlight that automatically alerts those programmed into your emergency contacts list, as well as signaling emergency roadside services to your accident site for the swiftest response time.

GasBuddy

Besides weather conditions, gas prices can also prove to become a determining factor when planning an overnight or weekend escape from home. With the ever fluctuating price of fuel, it’s always good to know where to find the best deals, and which gas stations to pass by. The GasBuddy app is the best way to find gas where you are and where you are going to be with ease.

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GasBuddy not only helps you find the best price on gas, it allows you to purchase fuel directly from the app, giving you even more savings. GasBuddy has established a deep network of distributors and retailers that offer GasBack bonus points that can be accumulated from everyday purchases and spent on fuel within the app. This really is a brilliant companion to have—keep your eyes on the road and your hand on your cash.

 

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Last month Zero quietly rolled out a teaser announcing a new model of electric motorcycle, the upcoming Zero SR/S. It was supposed to be unveiled on February 24th, but a video of the Zero SR/S was reportedly leaked early, spilling the beans on the new bike.

The good news: It looks pretty freakin’ awesome.

We had already speculated that the upcoming Zero SR/S was going to be a full-fairing version of recently launched Zero SR/F streetfighter electric motorcycle.

That bike has a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h) and pumps out an impressive 80 kW of power with 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque.

With the Zero SR/F’s 14.4 kWh battery pack, the SR/F is good for 200 miles (322 km) of range in the city with an additional Power Tank installed. Without the Power Tank, range in the city is closer to 160 miles (257 km) or around 99 miles (159 km) on the highway at 55 mph (89 km/h).

But the new Zero SR/S will apparently provide an aerodynamic advantage with its updated full fairing design. The result should be a 13% increase in range, according to MCN. That would push the highway range up to around 112 miles (180 km).

That full fairing, partially seen in the video clip below that we managed to pull from Zero’s website, isn’t the only upgrade to the SR/S though

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The SR/S has also apparently been redesigned to emphasize rider comfort. The handlebars, situated behind the front fairing, have been raised slightly. Meanwhile, the foot pegs have also been lowered, creating a more relaxed riding position.

Even the rear pillion seat has received a comfort upgrade, having been enlarged to provide a nicer ride for the passenger.

The image below is reportedly the first look at the new SR/S, showing off its redesigned aerodynamic body.

This obviously isn’t the full story yet, but already speaks to an electric sportbike that will mark a turning point in Zero’s naked bike lineup. We’ll be back with all of the details on February 24th, so hang in there just a bit longer!

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On the one hand, I feel bad that Zero’s carefully crafted launch was pre-empted by this major leak.

But on the other hand, I’m loving what I’m hearing about the Zero SR/S!

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If there is one complaint I hear time and time again about Zero’s electric motorcycles, its people wanting better aerodynamics than the naked bikes currently offer. The full fairing is sure to make the SR/S a true sport bike, and the added range is definitely a blessing for any rider with range anxiety. While 13% isn’t exactly earth-shattering, it’s a significant step forward that comes without any apparent modification to the current 14.4 kWh Zero battery pack.

Energica has been making inroads in the US with their fully-faired electric motorcycles and Lightning is apparently starting to produce more of its own electric sportbikes, so this news seems to come at the perfect time to ensure that Zero can continue to compete against a growing number of options.

To hold you over until we have more news next week, check out my review below of another Zero electric motorcycle, the Zero FXS.

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American Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Is Back & Ready for Prime Time. Check out the Season Schedule of events https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/american-flat-track-motorcycle-racing-is-back-ready-for-prime-time-check-out-the-season-schedule-of-events/ https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/american-flat-track-motorcycle-racing-is-back-ready-for-prime-time-check-out-the-season-schedule-of-events/#respond Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:32:07 +0000 https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/?p=864 Flat Track Racingby Jon Langston If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to drift a motorcycle, you’ve gotta check out the badasses of motorcycle flat track racing. Considered by many…

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If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to drift a motorcycle, you’ve gotta check out the badasses of motorcycle flat track racing. Considered by many to be America’s original extreme sport, it’s back for the 2020 season and coming to a speedway near you. And it’s faster, louder, and crazier than ever.

The 2020 American Flat Track

season starts March 14 at the iconic Daytona International Speedway. Teams from Indian Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, and more will be battling handlebar-to-handlebar to get a leg up in the standings. If you love roaring engines, intense racing, lively competition, and a great time, find an AFT event in your area. The full 2020 schedule is below.

You can also catch the races on NBCSports Network. More than 5.6 million people did just that in 2019. That’s a 75 percent viewership increase over the previous year, making it the fastest-growing motorcycle sport in the world. (By comparison, NASCAR’s TV ratings have reportedly dropped more than 50 percent since 2015.)

The Original Extreme Sport

Since the early 1900s, motorcycle daredevils have been flying around race tracks at breakneck speeds. “Board track” races were massively popular in the early days of vehicle racing. Similar to the birth of NASCAR, in areas of the country where wooden plank velodromes couldn’t be built, riders just raced around dirt ovals. And motorcycle flat track was born.

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The American Flat Track series was founded in 1954. Over the decades, flat track spread nationwide; along with motocross, the sport enjoyed a halcyon period in the ’70s and ’80s. Motorcycle racing legends like Dick Mann, Kenny Roberts, Wayne Rainey, and Bruce Penhall all have roots in flat track. But the nationwide pro series was never able to capture a large audience or a TV contract, and the sport dwindled in popularity.

Back & Better Than Ever

Now American Flat Track is back. Comprised of both purpose-built custom and production classes, riders compete on Mile, Half-mile, and Short Track ovals (plus TTs, which must incorporate at least one right-hand turn and a jump).

AFT races are held at venues both legendary to attend and convenient to get to. Many are at iconic NASCAR tracks such as Daytona International Speedway (March 14) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (April 4). Others are held during traditional biker rallies such as Daytona Bike Week, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (June 13) during the Laconia Rally, and during the largest gathering of bikers in the world in Sturgis, SD (Aug. 9).

Other AFT races are at classic motorsports parks like the So-Cal Half-Mile at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA (May 9), and others at horse racing tracks, like the Meadowlands Mile in New Jersey (Sept. 26).  The racers are entertaining and hungry, and all the major motorcycle brands are finding American Flat Track a valuable proving ground—both for product and talent.

Flat track racing really is a blast to watch. And the live events are fun, affordable, family-friendly entertainment. There are demos, vendors, and plenty of food and drink. One of the most popular features is the Open Pit, a window of time set aside for fans and youngsters to walk among the racers and their bikes in the pit area. Fans can get autographs, ask questions, and take photos with the riders.

In addition to weekly replays and recaps on NBCSN, true racing fans can live-stream AFT events using TrackPass on NBCSports Gold, an app-based subscription service.

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But like NASCAR, Formula1, or any kind of motorsports, to truly appreciate American Flat Track you need to see, hear, and experience live to truly appreciate it.

The 2020 American Flat Track

season kicks off March 14, at the legendary Daytona International Speedway. A couple of days later, NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500, takes over the speedway. So if you can, get down to Daytona and enjoy some amazing racing action beyond NASCAR.

2020 American Flat Track Racing Schedule:

  • March 14: Daytona 200 & Daytona TT – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
  • March 28: Atlanta Short Track – Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
  • April 4: Charlotte Half-Mile – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
  • May 2: Texas Half-Mile – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
  • May 9: So-Cal Half-Mile – Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA
  • May 16: Sacramento Mile – Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
  • May 30: Red Mile – Red Mile, Lexington, KY
  • June 13: Laconia Short Track – New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH
  • June 20: OKC Mile – Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK
  • June 27: Lima Half-Mile – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
  • July 4: New York Short Track – Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
  • August 9: Buffalo Chip TT – Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
  • August 11: Black Hills Half-Mile – Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD
  • August 22: Peoria TT – Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
  • September 5: Springfield Mile I – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
  • September 6: Springfield Mile II – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
  • September 12: Williams Grove Half-Mile – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • September 26: Meadowlands Mile – Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ

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Norton Motorcycles owner fails to show up at pensions hearing https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/norton-motorcycles-owner-fails-to-show-up-at-pensions-hearing/ https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/norton-motorcycles-owner-fails-to-show-up-at-pensions-hearing/#respond Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:33:19 +0000 https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/?p=862 Norton MotorcyclesSimon Goodley Stuart Garner, the boss of the embattled Norton Motorcycles, failed to appear in front of the pensions ombudsman on Thursday, in a hearing called to hear allegations from…

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Stuart Garner, the boss of the embattled Norton Motorcycles, failed to appear in front of the pensions ombudsman on Thursday, in a hearing called to hear allegations from his pension fund members who fear their retirement savings have been wiped out.

The entrepreneur was scheduled to answer claims brought by 30 members of three retirement funds set up and run by Garner, including that he had repeatedly failed to return their funds when they were due.

A Guardian and ITV News investigation revealed last month that 228 “ordinary working people” had had their entire pension pots, worth £14m, invested via Garner’s retirement schemes into Norton shares, after they had been duped by a fraudster.

Norton slumped into administration on 29 January, rendering Norton shares effectively worthless.

Despite the Norton boss’s absence, the ombudsman heard evidence from two victims who described how the businessman had failed for years to return their retirement pots when requested. The Pension Schemes Act requires trustees to transfer pensions within six months of an application.

Sally Holmes, whose father Robert Dewar had applied to start withdrawing his pension in August 2017, told the ombudsman that Garner has still failed to return the fund and that her father had now died.

She said: “He had MS so we knew he would pass away young … We tried to drawdown on his pension so that [the family] could spend more time with Dad. We were told that somebody [else] had to buy into the scheme before [Garner] could give the drawdown … It’s been years and years.”

That delay came despite the ombudsman directing Garner in May 2019 to transfer Dewar’s pension “within 21 days”, in a ruling that described Garner’s behaviour as “inexcusable”. He has still to transfer the pension.

Garner was the trustee of the pension funds, as well as running the company in which the schemes were entirely invested. He received the funds from pension holders during 2012 and 2013, following a scam that saw the promoter convicted for fraud.

The pension holders – many of whom were financially vulnerable at the time – had transferred their retirement pots from standard providers to Garner’s funds after being led to believe they would receive a tax-free lump sum for agreeing to the transfer.

In fact, the lump sums left them with substantial tax bills. Simon Colfer, who was convicted of fraud in 2018 for the way in which he had sold the scheme, was paid significant fees from the retirement pots.

As part of that series of transactions, fees were also paid by the Norton pension plans to a company called T12 Administration, which registered the pension schemes with HMRC and carried out the day-to-day administration.

Two of the directors controlling T12 were Andrew Meeson and Peter Bradley. They were convicted of a separate tax fraud in 2013, when they reclaimed £5m of tax rebates from fictitious pension contributions.

Court documents from that trial state that about £4m of the £5m was then paid out by Meeson and Bradley to friends, family and associates, including a £990,000 loan that Garner used to originally buy the Norton brand in 2008.

The Guardian and ITV News have also seen documents suggesting that Garner knew that Meeson and Bradley were being investigated for the tax fraud more than a year before he engaged with them in the creation of the pension schemes now under investigation by the ombudsman.

Garner did not respond to an invitation to comment. He has said that he did not know he was dealing with fraudsters when creating the pensions schemes and that he considers himself to be a victim. He denies any wrongdoing.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout Review: Badass Motorcycle https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/2020-harley-davidson-breakout-review-badass-motorcycle/ https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/2020-harley-davidson-breakout-review-badass-motorcycle/#respond Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:15:36 +0000 https://bikerlifestylemagazine.com/?p=859 2020 Harley Davidson Breakoutultimatemotorcycling.com It is pretty easy to sum up the 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114. It’s badass, and you look badass when you’re riding it. That’s pretty much the review. Okay, there’s…

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It is pretty easy to sum up the 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114. It’s badass, and you look badass when you’re riding it. That’s pretty much the review. Okay, there’s a bit more to it.

Of all the Softails, the Harley-Davidson Breakout might have been the biggest beneficiary of the update two years ago. Between the addition of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 option, the greatly improved chassis, and the more enjoyable ergonomics, the new Breakout was better in every way.

This year, Harley-Davidson isn’t playing games—it’s go big or go home, as the 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout only comes with the 114 powerplant

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Are we going to complain about the lack of choice? No, we aren’t, and once you ride the Breakout, you’ll understand that the 114 mill is exactly what you need.

Everything about the 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 is about going in a straight line. Start with the 66.7-inch wheelbase. Heck, the average woman in the US is shorter by a couple of inches. The rake is 34 degrees. That’s more than a third of the way to the Showa Dual Bending Valve fork to being mounted pointed straight ahead. For the coup de grâce against agility, the rear Michelin Scorcher 11 tire is 240mm wide, and the Gasser II cast aluminum front rim measures 21 inches across. This 672-pound motorcycle handles like a battleship to keep the 114 motor in line.

When you have 119 ft-lbs of torque at your disposal at just 3000 rpm, the real-world acceleration you have on urban streets is nothing less than addicting. It’s all about twisting the throttle and having your way with the pavement, as you will exceed any city speed limit before your eyes finish blinking—not that many Breakout 114 owners will want their eyes closed for long.

Unlike the previous version of the Breakout, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 is reasonably comfortable. It retains its feet-forward pro-street stance, though with the handlebar bending just far enough back to the rider to prevent the dreaded jackknife riding position. The firm two-piece seat works as a backstop for your tail as it gets pushed back when hard on the gas. There is a decent perch for the passenger, if one is brave enough to hop on. The Breakout 114 doesn’t have all-day ergonomics or the plushest seat—it’s about instant adrenaline boosts.

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I’m a bit embarrassed to even mention how it handles in the twisties. I can’t imagine anyone who wants a motorcycle that changes direction to bother considering the Breakout 114. Regardless, the Breakout doesn’t require a Hulk level (Incredible or Hogan) of steering effort, thanks to the narrowish 21-inch front wheel. The Milwaukee-Eight 114’s power prevents the Breakout from feeling ponderous, which is why The Motor Company likely insisted that you get the bigger motor with this configuration.

However, when you commit to a line in a corner, there’s no going back. The Breakout 114 is set in its ways. The only exception to this is loose, slalom style sections where you aren’t getting close to the edge of the Michelins. Those minimal changes of directions feel pretty good, especially at speed, and the Breakout 114 isn’t overly resistant to the minimal redirections.

Steering around in a parking lot can get sketchy if you’re turning on a speed bump or a drainage channel. When that happens, the Breakout 114 gets very confused about which way it wants to go, and it’s not interested in your opinion. Driveways can have the same effect, so keep your wits about you—tipovers don’t look cool, and everyone will be looking at you. On the upside, if someone cuts you off, a stern glare typically elicits a contrite grimace from the offender.

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Wherever you go aboard the Breakout, people will comment on your motorcycle. It’s as long as a limo, and draws attention and curiosity. The homeless guy in front of Rick’s In & Out in hardscrabble Wilmington was so busy asking me about the Breakout that he forgot to panhandle me. I rewarded him with a double cheeseburger and fries, and the chili cheeseburger for me—good choices all around.

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This is not a complicated motorcycle. It goes fast in a straight line, and is rock solid doing it. It profiles aggressively while delivering a congenial ergonomics. Wherever you go, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 looks badass, and you will be considered badass by association. That’s as good a reason as any to buy a motorcycle

Helmet: HJC RPHA 11 Pro

  • Jacket: Harley-Davidson Votary
  • Gloves: Harley-Davidson Commute
  • Jeans: Dainese Tivoli Regular
  • Boots: Harley-Davidson Dipstick

2020 Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin
  • Displacement: 114ci
  • Bore x stroke: 4.016” x 4. 5”
  • Maximum torque: 119 ft-lbs @ 3000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10.5:1
  • Valvetrain: Single cam w/ pushrods; 4 vpc
  • Exhaust: 2-into-2
  • Cooling: Air
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Primary drive: Chain
  • Final drive: Belt

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable Showa Dual Bending Valve inverted 49mm fork; 5.1 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Spring-preload adjustable shock; 3.4 inches
  • Wheels: Gasser II cast aluminum
  • Front: 21 x 3.50
  • Rear: 18 x 8.00
  • Tires: Michelin Scorcher 11
  • Front tire: 130/60 x 21
  • Rear tire: 240/40 x 18
  • Front brake: 300mm disc w/ 4-piston fixed caliper
  • Rear brake: 292mm disc w/ 2-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 66.7 inches
  • Rake: 34 degrees

    Fork angle: 36 degrees

  • Trail: 5.8 inches
  • Lean angle, right and left: 26.8 degrees
  • Seat height: 26.2 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.5 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 47 mpg
  • Curb weight: 672 pounds

2020 HARLEY-DAVIDSON BREAKOUT 114 COLORS/PRICES

  • Vivid Black; Midnight Blue: $20,499 MSRP
  • Barracuda Silver; River Rock Gray Denim; Performance Orange: $20,899 MSRP
  • Stiletto Red: $21,449 MSRP
  • Zephyr Blue/Black Sunglo: $21,649

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. — The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person in connection with the theft of a motorcycle from an Orangeburg dealer.

“We have video of two individuals who steal the motorcycle,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “But we also have two individuals on video earlier in the day looking at the bike who we are calling persons of interest at this point.”

Deputies were dispatched to the Road and Track cycle shop in response to an active alarm around 2 a.m. on December 27, 2019.

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According to law enforcement, deputies checked the building for anyone inside after finding a door ajar. They discovered a green Kawasaki 450cc dirt bike was missing after the owner of the shop arrived on scene.

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The bike is valued at approximately $5,000.

Security video shows two subjects running straight to the Kawasaki after entering the building. One subject takes the bike while a second subject tries, but fails, to take another.

According to law enforcement, an earlier video from the previous afternoon depicts two subjects in the shop during store hours inspecting the motorcycle.

If anyone has any information on the two persons of interest shown in the video, they are asked to call the OCSO at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Indian Motorcycle wasted little time in bringing the new FTR Rally across the pond to North America after the scrambler-inspired bike made its debut at EICMA in late 2019.

The FTR Rally is based on the FTR 1200—a production model of a what was originally a custom project bike inspired by the Manufacturer’s Championship-winning Scout FTR750 racer. Its black trellis frame still houses a 1203cc V-twin that produces 123 horsepower and 87 ft-lbs of torque for plenty of low-end acceleration. The front also sports an inverted suspension, and a pair of Brembo brakes provides ample stopping power.

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While the FTR 1200 has a bold and mean look, the FTR Rally’s is slightly more nuanced. The saddle is clad in brown aviator leather, and the gas tank’s cover is finished in Titanium Smoke paint that gives the signature Indian Motorcycle headdress graphic a little extra pop.

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Instead of blacked-out wheels with chunky spokes, the Rally gets aluminium wire wheels accented by a red pinstripe with stainless steel spokes. The rims are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, which are suited to urban riding or light-duty off-road exploring.

Additionally, the FTR Rally is equipped with cruise control, a USB fast charge port, a rally-spec windscreen and new ProTaper handlebars that are two inches higher for improved comfort and handling.

The FTR Rally will start at $13,499, which puts it right in between the base FTR 1200 and its top-end “S” variant price-wise. Visit Indian Motorcycle’s website to learn more and find a local dealer.

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$40,000 buys you a lot if you’re in the market for a new vehicle. You can drive home in a new Audi A4, in a nicely-optioned Jeep Wrangler, in a Lexus RC, or, if you’re into two-wheelers, Harley-Davidson’s newest custom bike.

That’s a lot to spend on a motorcycle, but the CVO Road Glide isn’t an ordinary hog. It was designed by the company’s Custom Vehicles Operations, which has handled special and few-off builds since 1999, as the pinnacle of style, technology and performance. Starting with a regular Road Glide, the division added a bigger, 1.9-liter that delivers 125 pound-feet of torque. It’s the largest-displacement V-twin in Harley’s arsenal, and it’s linked to a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission.

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The 14 additional pound-feet are complemented by edition-specific wheels with a split seven-spoke design, a suspension tuned with a focus on handling, a full body kit, plus molded saddlebags with one-touch latches. Premium Sand Dune is the only color available. Every CVO Road Glide also comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen that displays an Apple CarPlay-compatible infotainment system (though riders can also navigate it using handlebar-mounted controls or voice commands), a Bluetooth-enabled headset designed to be integrated into the rider’s helmet, and a powerful 600-watt sound system.

Harley-Davidson charges $21,699 for the regular Road Glide, and it asks $40,999 for the CVO model. Riders will ultimately decide whether the aforementioned upgrades are worth paying nearly the price of two regular-production bikes. Act fast if you think it’s a screaming deal; Autoblog learned from a spokesperson that each dealership will receive “approximately one example” of the CVO Road Glide during the 2020 model year.

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