Author Archives: Quick Throttle

Motorcycling the Himalayas:

A Trip Through Time on Royal Enfields – Part 1 By Koz Mraz. Photos by Himalayan Roadrunners I am preparing for a motorcycle trip to the Himalayas in year 2075. Riding Royal Enfields at altitudes up to eighteen thousand feet I’ll need to be physically, mentally and psychologically prepared. What will I bring? How will I travel, where will I ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Indian Scout Bobber Review

Minimalist Bike, Maximum Fun! By Ray Seidel*    With the end of WWII, servicemen came home with an eye for some fun & thrills, and sought out pre-war cars and/or cheap war surplus motorcycles; two different approaches to the same goal. Strip ‘em down, remove the chrome, bob or outright remove the fenders, and have a hot little number to tool ...

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Quick Throttle Magazine Northwest Edition – April 2018

IN THIS EDITION: In our 17th anniversary issue, Quick Throttle Magazine goes motorcycling in the Yucatan, plus we visit the NHRA Winternationals and the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. We also take an in-depth look at the Triumph Bonneville Bobber and the new “Big Bore” Indian, and a special tribute to the late Micky Jones.  

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2018 AMA Speedway National Championship Series kicks off in April

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Speedway National Championship Series is set to return for another exciting season in 2018, with five rounds scheduled between April and September. The series will determine who takes home an AMA National No. 1 plate. The season opens with a qualifying event at Perris Raceway in Perris, Calif., on April 21. The series will return ...

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AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends To Raffle 2018 Indian Scout Bobber

SPRINGFIELD, IL (March 28, 2018) – AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends, a non-profit charity created to aid injured flat track racers, today announced the raffle of a 2018 Indian Scout Bobber in Thunder Black Smoke with ABS. Class of ’79 will sell raffle tickets at every American Flat Track race in 2018 and online at ...

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AGV Unveils SPORTMODULAR Full Carbon Fiber Modular Helmet

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AGV, celebrating its 70th anniversary since the production of its first helmet, today introduced the SPORTMODULAR to the North American market, a new world standard in the modular helmet category that shatters previous standards of safety, comfort, and design. The search for the perfect helmet has found its equilibrium in the AGV ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Class of 2018 Honors

Sturgis, South Dakota, March 26, 2018 – From the philanthropic efforts of the Hamsters to the journalistic coverage of the Rally and the Museum to home town resident Jack Hoel, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s Class of 2018 demonstrates that Sturgis really is the epicenter of the motorcycle universe. Living up to its mission to recognize individuals who have made a ...

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First Woman to attempt to break the world’s fastest motorcyclist Crashes doing 344 MPH

Valerie Thompson (aka “The Queen of Speed”) crashed (VIDEO—in real time then slo-mo below) while attempting to break the world’s fastest motorcycle record of 376.36 mph. Thompson survived the horrific crash when her streamlined bike went airborne then crashed at 343.7 mph. Miraculously, Thompson walked away from the accident with only minor bumps and bruises. THIS MARKS THE FIRST CRASH EVER ...

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Yamaha bLU cRU Champion JD Beach Set to Race DAYTONA TT

Philpot, Ky. (March 9, 2018) – Donning his steel shoe and throwing his leg over the #95 G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/Yamaha FZ-07 flat tracker, 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach will compete in the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines class at next Thursday’s AFT-season-opening Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at Daytona on March 15 at Daytona International ...

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Shayna Texter and Husqvarna Motorcycles Team Up for 2018 AFT Singles Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – American Flat Track star Shayna Texter, who won five races in 2017, will team with legendary marque Husqvarna Motorcycles in the AFT Singles division for the 2018 season. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Husqvarna Motorcycles family, and to be riding such a proven motorcycle,” said Texter. “I’m out to win the AFT Singles championship this ...

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