Author Archives: Chris Dalgaard

ROAD TEST: 2017 Polaris Slingshot SLR Review

Pure FUN, at any cost By CD Your practical side says, “So little storage room, limited protection in a crash, why is there just one tire in back? It’s the answer to a question that nobody asked. Oh and it’s $29,000?!” But then you squeeze into the thing, you fire it up and it’s satisfying…You put it in gear and ...

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He Rode Upon a DARK HORSE…

By CD When I first heard about Indian Motorcycle’s latest release, the 2016 Dark Horse, I was reminded of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In motorcycling, it’s good to come up with badass names for stuff, and I thought this was another (originally coined though by a previous iteration of Indian, circa 2009). But the horse in Revelations was ...

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The Slingshot

By CD In the December issue, I teased you with a pic or two of Polaris’ latest creation, and with a few words, like “It is kick-ass fun with a small price tag. It’s not a car, not a bike but something in between…” Well I wasn’t doing the usual media thing like “Asteroid headed for Earth! News at eleven!” ...

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Indian Makes History – 2014 Unveiling @ Sturgis 2013

Indian’s Historic Launch In Downtown Sturgis View the Indian Reveal Photo Gallery! Several Editors from Quick Throttle were witness to the motorcycle intro of the century – the new Indian Motorcycle Company revealed three exciting new Chief models, finally putting flesh and bone to the spirit of a brand that has been nothing short of revered. The evening “felt” a little ...

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2012 Rally Season

Rally Season 2012 Between late March and Late April, we have two of the biggest and best rallies taking place, and they are so close for California and Southwest riders that some intrepid individuals manage to get to both. If you’ve got the financial or physical wherewithal, it’s certainly worth doing both – Arizona Bike Week (3/23 to 4/1) and ...

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QT Newsletter – QT’s Scavenger Hunt!

QT’s Scavenger Hunt! As the National Publisher of Quick Throttle Magazine, I often carry the heavy burden of leadership. Nowhere is this more important than in staff meetings. Some of us will spitball ideas around, but when a good one pops up, I am always ready to seize it as my own. I do this in a rather sneaky fashion, ...

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HUGE California Traffic Ticket Fines Effective 01/06/2012

Subject: Important Notice: HUGE California Traffic Tickets Fines Effective 01/06/2012   VC 12814.6 $214 Failure to obey license provisions. VC 14600(A) $214 Failure to notify DMV of address change within 10 days Note: The fine may be reduced with valid proof of correction. VC 16028(A) $796 Failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility (insurance) Note: This fine may be reduced ...

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Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

From a Press Release by the Oceanside Police Department Extra officers will crack down on traffic violations and be on the lookout for drivers and riders who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol from 6 a.m.-12 p.m. The Oceanside Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation Friday from 6 a.m.-12 p.m. In an effort ...

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QT Newsletter – State of the Union

Recently the President gave his Constitutionally-mandated State of the Union address. We’ll leave it to you to decide how useful it was, but in the meantime we thought we’d do our own little Motorcycling State of the Union. We will endeavor, however, to keep it completely free of political spin and self-serving commentary. So here are the facts: Ladies and ...

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2011 – The Year in Pictures

The Year in Pictures They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but they probably should have said that about a GOOD picture. When its good there’s little need for explanation or description. The work featured here, by Quick Throttle’s finest Motojournalists and Photographers like Randy Twells, Art Hall and George Childress, should hopefully speak for itself. That said, we ...

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