Author Archives: Quick Throttle

Mecum Auction, Monterey

Mecum Auctions was founded by Dana Mecum and his family in the late eighties. Now headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, Mecum’s very first official auction was held at Rockport Airport in 1988, which proved to be a total disaster due to severe weather. Luckily, Mecum refused to give up and has come a long way since then.

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NWHD Rocks the Metal Mulisha

Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey, Washington knocked it out of the park AGAIN with their Metal Mulisha/Fitz Army Freestyle Motocross Show this past August.

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SHOP TALK

By Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans Photos by Samantha M. Frontiera   Shannon: What’s going on gang? This is Shop Talk with Shannon and Ryan. Ryan: Hey everybody! Shannon: Today we’re talking about this bike. (pointing to bike on lift) Built it at home. His first bike, but he’s had it for a very long time. Ryan: Right, slowly but ...

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Biker Belles: Encouragement, Empowerment, Mentorship, Charity.

The prestigious 10th annual Biker Belles charity event kicked off from the legendary Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Leading the ride through the Black Hills grandeur were road captains Laura Klock and Karlee Cobb. A number of prominent female influencers on the moto scene gather annually with other lady riders to share their passion for two wheels and inspire others. The mission of the event is to celebrate women’s role in shaping the culture, art and history of motorcycling.

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Bikes and Bombers VII Show

There were about 200 bikes registered for this event and the officials pick out 25 of the bikes that might lean toward what the people attending would like.

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ROADTEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

There’s been much web banter about this new bike and I agree that it’s the modern incarnation of the retired VRSC V-Rod. Like the V-Rod, the FXDR has a raked-out front end, a lower cowl attached to the frame’s down tubes and a wide 240mm rear tire on a solid-disc rear wheel. Most notably, it has the V-Rod clamshell riding position, using forward foot controls with drag bars. The rear wheel is the same 18” / 240mm fat-tire as the Breakout, plus the oval LED headlight is borrowed from the Breakout. The tiny LED speedo is from the Street Bob.

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October 2018 Quick Throttle Magazine

In the October issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, we feature the 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114, plus our motojournalists report from Bikes & Bombers VII, Mecum Auction Monterey and Sturgis. We also visit Cook's Corners for Ladies Who Ride and we wrap up our coverage of the Himalayas. Plus much more. 

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Haaker Dominates Costa Mesa EnduroCross

Hart and Webb round out the podium after last lap battle COSTA MESA, CALIF. (September 15, 2018) – Rockstar Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker took a dominating win at round two of the 2018 AMA EnduroCross championship at the Orange County Fairgrounds. For the second race in a row, the seats were packed and the crowd was treated to an exciting night ...

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fall Bike Night features motorcycles, music, food and fun

Vintage motorcycle display, free Hall of Fame admission included PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame invites all motorcyclists to its Fall Bike Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, just 14 miles east of downtown Columbus. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fall Bike Night features ...

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Jared Mees Wins Second Consecutive American Flat Track Championship Aboard His Indian Scout FTR750

Indian Wrecking Crew Rider Bryan Smith Secures First Win of 2018 As Indian’s Scout FTR750 Sweeps Top Eight at Springfield Mile II SPRINGFIELD, IL (SEPTEMBER 5, 2018) – In the 100th running of the legendary Springfield Mile, Jared Mees secured his fifth career Grand National Championship. His 2018 title marks back-to-back years as champion aboard his Indian Scout FTR750. In ...

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