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Author Archives: Cristy Pazera

Harley-Davidson unleashes five new touring bikes

2018 Touring Models

More power, comfort & handling to go the distance: Three new CVO models feature largest-ever stock engine displacement Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 22—The 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle lineup introduces the most robust array of custom Touring bikes the company has ever produced, boasting show-stopping style and plush comfort ready to attack rough city streets or winding country roads. Three new completely restyled Touring models ...

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Lonnie James Isam, Jr: May 7, 1969–August 20, 2017

The world of antique motorcycling mourns the loss of one of their most beloved and respected personalities. With his parents by his side, Lonnie Isam, Jr. quietly lost his long and hard-fought battle with cancer on August 20, 2017 at his home in Sturgis, South Dakota. Born May 7, 1969 in Edmonds, Washington, and raised as the only child of ...

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29th annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show: Passing the torch

The Smith boys! (L.–r.) Donnie’s son Jake and Donnie’s brothers Mike, Happy and Greg

St. Paul, Minn., Apr. 2–3—The long line of people started at the ticket booth, snaked around the lobby and stopped short of the escalator. It seemed that everyone wanted to be among the first to enter the St. Paul RiverCentre exhibit hall for the 29th annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Saturday morning, and with good reason, because in ...

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2017 Victory Octane: Victory dance

2017 Victory Octane: Victory dance

Daytona Beach, Fla.—Just like the new girl from out of town that shows up unexpected at the high school dance, Victory Motorcycles’ recent unveiling of the 2017 Octane introduced a new and exciting gal to the prom. But this new model was not a total surprise since several one-off teaser versions based on the same platform foreshadowed the Octane’s release. ...

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Spare Parts: Happy to be here

Indianapolis in May. Take it in. Not many places successfully roll patriotism, history, pride and party into one desirable package as successfully as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway does. On May 29, the Speedway will observe the 100th running of the Indy 500. My dad and my late father-in-law both shared an appreciation for the Speedway, my dad having taken his ...

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75th annual Daytona Bike Week: Picture-perfect party

75th annual Daytona Bike Week: Picture-perfect party

Daytona Beach, Fla.,, Mar. 5–13—While most of the country is pretty much clueless concerning the biker lifestyle, apparently Mother Nature is not only understanding but also compassionate with the rider’s need to shake off the winter doldrums. And the first of March this year, dear Mother showed just how much she likes a good party by unleashing ample sunshine, record ...

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Almost Fiction: We gotta stop thinking like that

Last weekend there was a memorial for a friend, Doug Bingham. It was a low-key event, which reminded us that he was a great guy, an original, that he always went the extra mile to help anyone and that he can’t be replaced. Amongst his interests were motorcycles of all varieties, especially those with sidecars. He raced them, built them, ...

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