California Stories

Burapa – Bigger, Bolder, Better

The Fryed Brothers Do Thailand By Art Hall View the Burapa gallery! ‘Same Same But Different’ is a phrase emblazoned on T-shirts and signs everywhere around Thailand. I am still not completely sure what it means, but it seems to apply here. This years rally was the same as last year but man, was it different. The old adage of ...

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Riding to River Run

GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN Story and photos by Ray Seidel View the Riding to River Run Gallery! Later this month many of us will be heading to Nevada for the Laughlin River Run. According to MapQuest that’s about a 4 hour trip from Riverside. That would be four hours by car, with no stops for rest, restroom, gas, ...

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Star Motorcycles Unveils New BOLT

Working for a motorcycle publication does have some pretty cool perks. 1: getting to ride new bikes for a few weeks at a time, 2: Attending unveiling of new bikes and checking out new stuff before anyone else gets to see it!  Oh, yea and the open bar and killer food is pretty awesome too.  Two Thumbs up here.  It ...

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A Panther in Pussycat’s Pajamas

306 Horsepower, 200 Miles Per Hour, 1 Fast Black Cat This is not a Victory Vision, the gas tank is not where you expect, in fact nothing you see is standard issue. Yet this Black Cat is not a mythical creature, she is real… and she is real fast. Story Cat Biler and Gary Koz Mraz On a trip to ...

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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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