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Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018. Artwork inspired by BMW technology to premiere at Frieze London

September 7, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Sam Lewitt to create BMW Open Work 2018. Artwork inspired by BMW technology to premiere at Frieze London

London/Munich. BMW and Frieze continue theirlong-term partnership with the major artistic initiative BMW Open Workby Frieze. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, the initiative bringstogether art, design and technology in pioneering multi-platformformats. The artist chosen to […]

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Glemseck 101 2018. Three days of Rock ‘n’ Roll

August 24, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Glemseck 101 2018. Three days of Rock ‘n’ Roll

On August 31st 2018, Glemseck 101 enters the next round. The event has become established as a constant within the European Café Racer scene. Every year, thousands of visitors head to Leonberg near Stuttgart with […]

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Join Yamaha Next Weekend at Japan Festival Canada 2018!

August 18, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Join Yamaha Next Weekend at Japan Festival Canada 2018!

Come celebrate with Yamaha Motor Canada at the largest Japanese Cultural Event in North America! The annual event celebrates Japanese culture, food, and technologies around the world and this year’s event marks the 90th Anniversary […]

2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Demo Rides & Thrill Shows

2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Demo Rides & Thrill Shows

August 6, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Demo Rides & Thrill Shows

August 3rd-12th 2018 : 10 DAYS/NIGHTS OF RIDING, FOOD, AND MUSIC  2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – 500,000 riders, concert fanatics, and street-food enjoyers attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year. Sturgis is located in the […]

Show Me Your Boots! - Gear Talk Episode One

Show Me Your Boots! – Gear Talk Episode One

July 18, 2018 Carrie Leaverton Comments Off on Show Me Your Boots! – Gear Talk Episode One

Show Me Your Boots! What are your boots made for? Nancy Sinatra would tell you they’re made for walkin’, but our boots are made for riding and that’s a whole different ballgame. For Show Me Your […]

The Dog Days of Summer #sidecardog

The Dog Days of Summer #sidecardog

July 11, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on The Dog Days of Summer #sidecardog

Our rider inspiration story of the week comes a little early and it isn’t about humans, but our beloved motorcycling pets! If there is anything we can learn from our furry rider friends is that […]

See the toughest ever 2018 Dakar route

See the toughest ever 2018 Dakar route

December 25, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on See the toughest ever 2018 Dakar route

In recent years the Rally Dakar has found its home in South America. But, as the name suggests, that’s not always been the case. The Rally Dakar was born in 1978, taking competitors from Paris, […]

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Australia URAL Owner Adventure Ride

December 18, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Australia URAL Owner Adventure Ride

December 13, 2017/ Ural Motorcycles Our team in Australia recently held their annual Ural Adventure Ride, one of their biggest to date!  The multi-day ride started in Glen Innes in the New England region of […]

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Ice Racing in 1935 – Spills, Thrills and Chills

December 15, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Ice Racing in 1935 – Spills, Thrills and Chills

In the 1930s, Husqvarna dominated the Swedish ice-racing scene. Riders such as Ragnar Sunnqvist, Ivar Skeppstedt and Martin Strömberg took to the frozen lakes on Husky 350cc and 500cc machines equipped with lethal-looking spiked tyres. […]

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Vespa Sei Giorni: Paying Tribute to a Race Winner

December 7, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Vespa Sei Giorni: Paying Tribute to a Race Winner

  Back in 1951, Vespa entered 10 “Squadra Corse” (Race Team) scooters into the 26th Sei Giorni Internazionale enduro race, which was held in Varese, Italy.  Though the competition was heavy with motorcycles, nine of […]

KEVIN SCHWANTZ 1989 RGV500 COMPLETE RESTORATION

Kevin Schwantz 1989 RGV500 Complete Restoration

December 6, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Kevin Schwantz 1989 RGV500 Complete Restoration

 Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500 received a full strip-down and rebuild at last month’s Motorcycle Live Show in Birmingham, England as part of the Suzuki GB presence at the annual nine-day event. The iconic […]

Ice, Ice, Baby!

November 1, 2017 Aaron Heinrich Comments Off on Ice, Ice, Baby!

Ice, Ice, Baby Story by Aaron Heinrich. In states north of the Mason-Dixon line, Fall is starting to slowly give way to Winter. And as the days grow shorter and the cold lasts longer, the […]

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Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings 2018: Custom Buildoff

October 29, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings 2018: Custom Buildoff

Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings: Custom Buildoff 2018 – the original manufacturer custom competition is back and bigger than ever! Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings: Custom Buildoff 2018 returns but the action starts now and […]

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Triumph Street Triple Track Virgins Reveal All

October 1, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Triumph Street Triple Track Virgins Reveal All

Arctic Monkeys + Reverend and The Makers “We were like a couple of kids in a sweet shop,” admits a still-exhilarated Ryan Jenkinson, a full two weeks after his first track day experience. The Reverend […]

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Origin8or Street Triple – The Canadian Custom Cafe Racer

October 1, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Origin8or Street Triple – The Canadian Custom Cafe Racer

Triumph’s Modern Classics range usually attracts most of the custom builders, but we at FTR love it when someone takes the same attitude to a Street Triple. Rob Chappell of Origin8or Custom Motorcycles, based in Ontario Canada, […]

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Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Embrace Freedom on the Open Road

September 29, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Embrace Freedom on the Open Road

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For years, Harley-Davidson® has partnered with and supported Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) through riding academy events, bike giveaways, and funds raised from sales of items in their Operation Personal […]

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URAL Off-Roading in Hokkaido

September 23, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on URAL Off-Roading in Hokkaido

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is known for its volcanoes, natural hot springs (onsen) and amazing off-road riding. When a new Ural owner took delivery of his 2017 Gear Up he invited his […]