Author Archives: Mike Dalgaard

Burgers, Bikers and Babes Rally

By MD   |   Photos by Shon McLeod Click here for the Burgers Bikers and Babes Rally gallery  You could not ask for a better day; lots of sunshine for this fan-favored local rider event. It was spectacular, which drove the turnout of bikes, riders, gawkers and dogs to near record numbers. Bikes began rolling in as early as ...

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Indian Motorcycles for 2015

Weeks, even months before the scheduled introduction in Sturgis of the new 2015 Indian models speculation was rampant and rumors buzzed like mosquitos that Indian would be showing an all new model along with its updated Chief line. So it was surprising that as part of a series of weekly “teaser” news releases by Indian just prior to Sturgis, that ...

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INDIAN VINTAGE: Connecting the Past to the Future!

Photos by Mike Dalgaard, Lisa Dalgaard, Barry Hathaway and Indian Motorcycle Company Sunday morning, August 4th was “pedal to the metal” day. After attending a truly unique and fun reveal ceremony in downtown Sturgis the night before, I was finally going to get to ride one or more of the all new Indian Motorcycles. Walking into the Alfa Romeo garage just ...

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLES INTRODUCES THE “THUNDERSTROKE 111”

By Mike Dalgaard Back in the spring of 2011, Polaris Industries, parent company of Victory Motorcycles announced that it had purchased the iconic Indian brand from an offshore investment group and would immediately move all production to its manufacturing facility in Spirit Lake, IA., closing the old facility in Kings Mountain, NC.  The reaction from Indian die hards and enthusiasts ...

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 04-01-2012

Washington State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal ...

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 03-01-2012

WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal ...

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SPEEDBUMPS – February 2012

SPEEDBUMPS: NEWS AND NOTES FROM AROUND BIKERLAND FEDERAL JUDGE RULES THAT N.Y. STATE’S MOTORCYCLE CHECKPOINTS ARE CONSTITUTIONAL: In a decision that is sure to drive civil libertarians and bikers up a wall, Federal Judge Gary Sharpe recently ruled that the checkpoints constitute an attempt by the state to promote motorcycle safety which is a manifest right of the state, and ...

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 02-01-2012

The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal input.  Quick Throttle Magazine provides this list as ...

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 01-12-2012

The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal input. Quick Throttle Magazine provides this list as ...

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QT Interview: Ron Hutchinson of Harley-Davidson

Interview by Mike Dalgaard, Northwest Editor & Diana Olmstead, Northwest Associate Editor During a recent “105th Ride Home” kick-off party we were given a rare opportunity to sit down and play 20+ questions with Ron “Hutch” Hutchinson who as noted above is the Senior VP of Product Development for Harley-Davidson. Ron has been with the motor company for 36 years. ...

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