Midwest Stories

Harley-Davidson Street 750

Story / Bike Photos: Heath “The Chief “ Cofran  Music plays: “There’s a new kid in town, I don’t wanna hear it, there’s a new kid in town.” The Eagles were right on with this tune, and the more you listen they tell ya “There’s a talk on the street it sound so familiar, great expectations, everybody’s watching you.” The new kid in town is ...

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2014 Ural: Motorcycle with side car – right out of the box

Story by Ray Seidel Okay, let’s get to this right from the outset; the Russian made URAL has the dubious distinction of having arguably the WORST quality of any motorcycle made today. Well, what do you want in your bike, boring reliability, or personality? For seven decades the URAL has remained essentially unchanged. Now, that is not necessarily a BAD thing. Some of us remember the print ...

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2013: Quick Throttle Magazine’s Year in Pictures

Your fellow riders at Quick Throttle want to thank you all for viewing our photos and reading our stories; it’s our privilege to give you a look at the wide world of motorcycling through our eyes of amazement, and our camera lenses. In 2013 we had many great adventures and look forward to bringing you even more in 2014. Quick ...

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Comparing Apples and Oranges

Can-Am Spyder RT Limited and Champion Kawasaki Voyager Trike Story: Gary Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy How many times have you heard that saying? Maybe it’s time someone took that idiom seriously. I mean apples and oranges are both round, apples and oranges are both fruits and both are remarkably similar in caloric content and levels of vitamin C. So how important are their differences? I’m ...

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Mounting Rushmore: 2014 H-D Ultra Limited CVO

Story Gary Koz Mraz • Photos Ron Sinoy I had the opportunity to “mount” Rushmore, Project Rushmore that is. The 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited CVO Project Rushmore is replete with the notoriously muscular and warm, 110 c.i. engine. The perfect ride to test the benefits of Harley’s new twin cooled engine – a real benefit here in Southern California (and certainly in the Southwest!) ...

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I Ride: A Ride You Will Never Forget

Review by Randy Twells; Images Courtesy Water Buffalo Pictures. A group of Harleys rolls along a back-roads highway with some rough looking characters on board. Willie Nelson himself tells a groaner of a joke, we hear from the late Miles Squire on who are the ‘real’ bikers, and Pat Simmons waxes philosophical. All in the first few minutes of I RIDE. What is going on ...

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First Look: The 2013 Anniversary Road King

FIRST LOOK: The 2013 Anniversary Road King By Art Hall, Photos by Art Hall and Roger Heffley It’s all about finding the happy medium in just about everything we do. With regards to motorcycling for me, the happy medium is somewhere between a bone shaking rigid and an over the top reverse geared Goldwing that would be a car if ...

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Sturgis 2012 – Part II

Sturgis 2012 – Part II By Randy Twells; Photos- George Childress & Contributors* Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is always a good bet for an epic trip, as you saw in last month’s coverage of our premier photographer George Childress’ coverage of his exploits with camera in hand everywhere on the road, at all the hot venues and, in the air. We ...

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Sturgis 2012 – Part I

Sturgis, South Dakota 2012 STORY AND PHOTOS BY GEORGE CHILDRESS View the Sturgis photo gallery here! There is really only one king of motorcycle rallies and great American road trips. Hail Sturgis! The 72 year old Sturgis Black Hills Rally and Races has always been a destination where you can bring your highest expectations and never be disappointed because it ...

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2012 Triumph Thunderbird

BY GARY “KOZ” MRAZ. PHOTOS BY RON SINOY. Cool is just cool, and cool will never die. The 650cc Thunderbird launched in 1949 quickly became a favorite of police forces worldwide. The Wild One, released in 1954, starring Marlon Brando riding a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 6T is the first Hollywood film where a motorcycle’s tank badge is clearly displayed. A ...

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