Scooter News celebrates 20 years this month. You'd never know it, but Scooter news is the longest running motorcycle publication in the Rocky Mountains. No need to thank us, the pleasure's been all ours. This month's cover features over 100 photos from over the years. Watch for more, or grab a copy for a year-long look back at some of the highlights of the past 20 years.
Red states and blue states are unquestionably divided in many social attitudes and, of course, in politics.
It turns out that they also divide into distinct camps when it comes to a grimmer measure--fatal traffic accidents.
To an extent that mystifies safety experts and other observers, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration statistics from 2010 show that people in red states are more likely to die in vehicle crashes. The least deadly states--those with the fewest crash deaths per 100,000 people--overwhelmingly are blue.
Photos of topless biker gals have cost an Omaha, Nebraska, motorcycle cop his scooter, and more.
Omaha Police Officer Terence Cabral was suspended for a week and booted from the OPD’s motorcycle unit after a “friendly” incident July 28, 2012, that had a couple gals posing topless on his duty motorcycle and wearing his helmet.
A Lincoln County, Wyoming, sheriff's deputy who detained a motorcyclist for openly carrying a pistol offered to let him go if he agreed to let another deputy cover him at gunpoint as he drive away.
United States Marine Corps Captain Robert Pierson, a helicopter pilot and motorcyclist, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against a Wyoming sheriff’s deputy over an August 2011 traffic stop in Lincoln County.
By Joe Maher
Colorado Springs’ relatively new Wind & Fire MC Chapter 36 wanted to do something good, but different. So, they came up with a plan. They would collect food and other goodies to help provide Thanksgiving dinner for some folks who might go without otherwise…but with a twist.
Every once in a while, when a motorcycle is nearly the perfect ride just like it is, you still have to make a few changes, sometimes radical ones, to keep it a perfect ride. That’s what happened with Rick field’s 1963 Panhead FLH.
Rick bought the Pan in 2006 with the intention of making it an everyday rider.
“It was a little beat up and was kick start only, he said. “I made a few changes that worked great for a while, but they eventually lead to having to make some pretty major changes.”
An unprecedented federal government effort to seize the Mongols Motorcycle Club’s trademark has quietly become a quarter-of-a-million-dollar headache for the Justice Department.
Four years after prosecutors grabbed attention by lassoing the Mongols’ logo – a ponytailed man riding a motorcycle – along with myriad club members in Southern California, an appellate court must sort out what the federal government might owe the club’s attorneys.
A Dallas Sheriff’s deputy who channeled Barney Fife and arrested a motorcyclist on Memorial Day after he refused to hand over his video camera as evidence against other bikers has been suspended for more than a month without pay, which is more punishment than normally seen in these incidents.
Deputy James Westbrook will serve a 38-day unpaid suspension for pulling over Chris Moore, then telling him he was going to seize his helmet camera as evidence against other bikers, some who were apparently speeding and driving recklessly.
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If you weren’t at Bitchn Stitchn Saturday night October 27, well, you just weren’t dead.
You missed a hell of a party, too.
The annual Night Of The Living Dead/Zombie /Halloween/Go Like Hell party hosted by the custom seat fabrication shop, didn’t disappoint. Owners Dan Ballard and his gruesome, yet remarkably gracious and friendly zombie bride Leslie, made sure the walking dead were everywhere…and living it up, too.
It’s not just nostalgia; the 1960s brought us some really cool stuff, some of it from the other side of the Atlantic.
1969, despite being a year of political and social turmoil, was still part of the decade obsessed with sleek new products and designs. That obsession included motorcycles. Sleek, slim and sexy, that’s one way to catch what was the best British import of the sixties other than the Beatles. The Royal Enfield 750cc Interceptor was the best motorcycle that never dominated American roads.