Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week


Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Web site. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Nancy on her Honda Shadow A.C.E. and Buck with his Harley Fat Boy.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Biker Tribute to CBR600 Hottie

I've ridden in a few biker tributes and funeral processions. It's sad to know that a fellow rider has died while riding his or her bike. Here's the story of Sherri Linkous of Largo, FL killed while riding to work on her sportbike on July 17, 2007. Known as CBR600 Hottie, Sherri had friends all over. Read her story on sptimes.com and then view the tribute video, below.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 6-12

Each year, hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists head toward, what many feel, is the motorcycling mecca of the world -- Sturgis. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota takes place this year August 6-12. Check out my article on this great motorcycle rally. See if you can see me waving in the picture when I attended the 1993 rally. Getting about time to go back at least one more time.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2006 VRSCR Models for Exhaust Hazard

Harley-Davidson has issued a recall of certain 2006 VRSCR motorcycles.

Certain motorcycles were built with a condition whereby the pant leg of some riders can have direct contact with the exhaust pipe. This condition could cause the pant leg to char or burn, which could lead to the possibility of injury to the rider.

2403 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2006-2007 Sportsters for Exhaust Hazard

Harley-Davidson has issued a recall of certain 2006-2007 Sportster XL1200L and Sportster XL1200N motorcycles.

Certain motorcycles were built with a condition whereby the pant leg of some riders can have direct contact with the exhaust pipe. This condition could cause the pant leg to char or burn, which could lead to the possibility of injury to the rider.

18784 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Family of Dead Motorcyclist Sues Over Lack of Enhanced 911

From the Northwest Herald regarding a suit brought by the family of a motorcyclist who died in a cornfield in Illinois after he was unable to identify his location by cellphone:

    "The family of a Capron motorcyclist who rescue workers could not find for hours filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against officials from two counties. The man had called 911 from his cell phone after he crashed in a cornfield near Harvard.

    An attorney for the family of Kurt A. Regnier alleged McHenry and Winnebago County officials were negligent for not using available funds to promptly upgrade their emergency telephone systems, upgrades that would allow police to pinpoint within 500 feet from where cellular 911 calls were dialed."

This story has received considerable online comments (over 120) with almost every viewpoint represented. The rider was legally drunk according to the story and the county had already received funds to upgrade their 911 service to allow GPS location capability but had not even begun work on the project. Read the details of this tragic story and don't forget to scan through the many comments.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Harley-Davidson Announces Lineup for 2008

Harley-Davidson has announced its 2008 lineup to include three new models: Dyna Fat Bob, Rocker, and Rocker C.

Also being celebrated in 2008 is the 105th anniversary of Harley-Davidson with many events being planned.

New for 2008 will be an optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).

Here's a link that gives details and also provides a link to the Harley-Davidson site.