2012 Star Motorcycles, Capturing a lifestyle

By ldidsbury on

Star Motorcycles, a division of Yamaha Motors Corp. was created to distinguish Yamaha’s sport bikes from their fleet of cruisers in order to hone in to the needs and preferences of the vast cruiser market. Has this branding decision paid off? That question is still being determined. However, one thing is certain, the decision-makers at …


Blood Bikes

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It is well-know that bikers like to get together to ride for charity.  We most often hear of group-ride, daytime events.  Every now and again we learn about exceptional indivduals who are using their motorcycles for charity in new and creative ways.  The “Blood Bikes” of SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) in the UK are …

Down On Your Knees: Protekt Riding Jeans

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  Protekt Riding Jeans $97; with TF3 pads $117. Color: denim blue.  Sizes: 32 waist/30 inseam; 32/32; 34-36-38-40/30-32-34; and 42/30-32. www.aerostich.com 800-222-1994   Reviewed by Ken Aiken   Which hurts the most: falling on your ass or falling to your knees?  I’m not discussing your bruised ego, what I’m referring to is the Icarus Effect.  …

Laguna GPS Tank Bag

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Laguna GPS Tank Bag with Backpack Cat. # LTB Retail: $159.95 Size: 28-33 liter capacity Color: black Whitehorse Gear (800) 531-1133 www.WhitehorseGear.com Reviewed by Ken Aiken Firstgear created the Laguna GPS Tank Bag to allow electronic gizmos — especially GPS units, cell phones, and MP3 players–to be operable while riding. This means visible and plugged …