California Stories

Lee’s Indians: A Collector’s Dream

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Marc Yskamp Born in Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) Lee and his brother Randy grew up surrounded by Indian motorcycles. Their father Alfred Chandrasena owned a 1944 Indian Chief with sidecar and their uncle Herbert Fernando, who loved motorcycles more than life itself, was a hill climber. In 1957 Herbert started racing both in the solo and sidecar division, racing against British ...

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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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THE NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON BREAKOUT BELONGS TO THE STREET

Aggressive Styling and Gritty Attitude from a Premium Softail Chopper MILWAUKEE (March 8, 2013) – With authentic swagger that turns heads in traffic and a proud stance certain to draw a curb-side crowd on bike night, the 2013 Harley-Davidson® Breakout® is presented as a premium model in its segment with distinctive finishes and specific components not available on other Harley-Davidson bikes. Long and ...

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2013 Victory Judge: American Muscle

2013 Victory Judge: American Muscle Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Aptly named after the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, this American motorcycle delivers on its promise. I couldn’t pop a wheelie but burned some rubber. The Judge has lots of torque and power via the Freedom 106. The company claims 113 lb-ft of torque from the 106ci (1731cc) Twin. ...

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Black Billy’s Bikes

Black Billy’s Bikes By Digger Dave For a smaller sized shop, Mike and Anthony have the ability to deal with you one on one, spend some time getting to know each other without being shoveled thru the normal “service writer” ordeal. You can talk with them about what you would like done and even change your mind mid-stream should they ...

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ROAD TEST: 2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout Review

By Heath the Chief, Photos by Heath, Riding Shot by Chris Hamrock “THAT IS A STOCK BIKE??!!” I swear I heard someone say that everyday I was out on this LOW, FAST, SLEEK BEAST!!!! Harley-Davidson really went above and beyond anything they have ever put together, in this motorcycle. The Breakout is one of the amazing new bikes to come ...

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2012 David Mann Chopperfest

By Art Hall It was a busy weekend – one of those where there is nothing the week before and nothing the week after, but everything on the same day. Such was the case on Dec 9th – the day of one of my favorite shows, the David Mann Tribute Chopperfest in Ventura. It was also the day of the ...

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High Seas Rally 2012

High Seas Rally 2012: 10th Anniversary By Lisa Dalgaard – Pics by Lisa and CD View the High Seas Rally 2012 photo gallery here! HSR Raises $330,000 towards the HOHS Dialysis Fund. If you’ve been reading Quick Throttle for a few years, you’ve probably read our past coverage of one of the most unique biker rallies in the world. 10 years ...

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2013 Victory Cross Country Tour

2013 Victory Cross Country Tour Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Let’s talk about me. I consider myself an artist, writer, painter and composer. I spend serious time at these endeavors and inevitably the tools I use are critical to the project’s outcome. Similarly I spend serious saddle time motorcycling and the tools at my disposal also determine the journey’s outcome. The 2013 Victory Cross ...

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Bigg’s H-D: 7th Annual Toy Store Invasion Ride

Bigg’s H-D: 7th Annual Toy Store Invasion Ride View the Bigg’s H-D Toy Store Invasion photo gallery! We thought you might like to ride along with Biggs Marketing Director Howie Wahl, as he participated in the Toy Store Invasion. Here is his exciting account! The day is finally here– Saturday, December 8, 2012. It’s the day for the Biggs Harley-Davidson ...

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