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94th Laconia Motorcycle Week: Life is a carnival

Laconia, N.H., June 10–18—The old days, when it was rare to see anything other than a Harley parked on Lakeside Avenue and women pushing baby carriages and carrying purse-size dogs were verboten, reside in my memory like gritty 16mm black-and-white movie clips. The big beer tents at the crossroads are gone, the Funspot retired, and only the Broken Spoke remains ...

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Indian Motorcycle strips it down with the new Scout Bobber

Minneapolis,  July 14—Strip it down. That was the inspiration Indian Motorcycle used when developing the latest model in its iconic Scout lineup, the new Indian Scout Bobber. A low slung, blacked-out, minimalist motorcycle that proves less is definitely more.   The new muscular Scout represents a core passion of motorcyclists—connecting to the road without a need for anything unnecessary. It’s ...

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Touring Cuba: Part 2:Historical journey

Read Touring Cuba: Part 1 here. As we left the maze of streets that make up Camaguey we headed north to Cubitas and then west on 123 through Esmeralda to Morón. We then headed north through the small village of San Rafael which led us to the causeway out to Cayo Coco, an all-inclusive resort frequented mostly by Canadians. It ...

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Carey Hart gets tattooed with ink from Indian Motorcycle

Motorcycles are in his blood. To prove it in grand fashion, self-described rebel and third-generation motorcycle rider, Carey Hart used a unique ink to permanently inscribe his son’s name on his neck. Indian Motorcycle has created the world’s first tattoo ink composed of the carbon from freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart’s modified Indian Scout. Artists and Co-Founder of Nocturnal Ink, ...

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Indian Motorcycle Racing secures ninth win

Elbridge, N.Y., July 10—Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 captured its ninth win of the American Flat Track season at the Rolling Wheels Half-Mile. Indian Wrecking Crew riders Jared Mees and Brad Baker finished first and third, respectively, tallying 23 of 30 podiums for the Scout FTR750 in 2017. Mees’ victory reclaimed the points lead over on-track rival and ...

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Harv’s Harley-Davidson 55th Anniversary Celebration

Macedon, N.Y., May 20—I think it’s safe to say that when Harvey Rousseau started up a part-time motorcycle shop on the family farm, he never imagined that it would expand into the flourishing dealership it is today. A quick look around the property on which Harv’s Harley-Davidson resides illustrates that the dealership has evolved into a true destination for motorcyclists ...

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Indian Motorcycles announces Indian FTR750 limited editions

When Indian Motorcycle announced it will return to its roots in flat track racing after more than 60 years away from the sport, the motorcycle industry and fans alike were unsure as to what to expect. As we have reached the halfway point through the 2017 AFT season, it’s clear a new star within the sport has emerged… The Scout ...

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Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew to compete in X Games

Minneapolis, June 28—Indian Motorcycle Racing, which made its historic return to flat track racing this year after a 63-year hiatus, today announced it will make its X Games debut in its hometown of Minneapolis on July 13. The Wrecking Crew, featuring 2015 inaugural gold medalist Bryan Smith, 2016 gold medalist Jared Mees and two-time bronze medalist Brad Baker, will pilot ...

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Touring Cuba: Part 1: Traveling through time

In preparation for our trip to Cuba in early 2017, I had read extensively about the country. What I discovered is that there is no way to prepare for the cultural, sensory, or visual experience that is the essence of Cuba. We were so fortunate to have Luis Enrique as our tour guide. He lives and breathes not only his ...

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9th annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering: The best and the brightest

Carmel, Calif., May 6—Under grey skies and a siege of cold wind, over 3,000 diehard attendees filled the lawn at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club for the ninth year of celebrating all things motorcycle related. Sprawled out across the comfort of the cushy resort’s putting greens, the Quail Motorcycle Gathering was a complete case of sensory overload as spectators ...

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