California Stories

Final Love Ride Raises Over $1 Million For Veterans

Grand Marshal Jay Leno, Foo Fighters and Social Distortion joined thousands of music fans, motorcycle enthusiasts and veterans in support of Wounded Warrior Project. Jay Leno, Foo Fighters, Social Distortion and a star-studded cast of riders including the Harley-Davidson Royal Family—Willie G, Nancy, Bill and Karen Davidson—actors Peter Fonda, Robert Patrick, Emilio Rivera, Lorenzo Lamas, Kristy Swanson, George Gray, Sean ...

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All-New 2016 Scout Sixty

Newest addition to the lineup shares many of the elements of the award-winning Indian Scout, with a price point that brings legendary Indian Motorcycle craftsmanship and world renowned Indian Scout performance within reach of every rider. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn . — November 18, 2015 Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today introduced the latest addition to its 2016 lineup — the ...

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We Test the New Titan 1000lb Motorcycle Lift

  There are many brands, sizes and styles of motorcycle lifts currently available, usually falling into one of two categories – the professional market (service shops and dealerships) or the consumer market (motorcycle owners). The consumer market is interesting because it can be anyone from the bike owner who wants a better way to clean and detail his ride, to the wrench who wants to change tires, perform ...

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ROAD TEST: 2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra Review

Story and Photos: Koz Mraz Harley’s collection of limited-production Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models, aka “big wheels, big paint, big motors, big price” with factory warranties for 2016 are the CVO Limited, CVO Road Glide Ultra and CVO Street Glide. Harley says that owners of its Road Glide and Road Glide Special models ride the most miles per year of ...

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Easy Writer: Scripting an American Road Trip

I’ve written a lot of stories in my time; everything from movie scripts, TV screenplays to song lyrics. As a Moto-Journalist I’ve traveled Hong Kong to Hollywood filling pages with photos and prose. Usually struggling with traditional writing conventions, I have no plot, no theme, no storyline; just an endless ribbon of road that unfolds before me. Yeah, we’re going ...

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Street Vibrations Fall Rally 2015

Bigger and Better Than Ever! Story by Flame September is here and that means that the biggest bike show in northern Nevada is here! Motorcycle enthusiasts from near & far, clubs, vendors, entertainers, bike industry and locals all congregate in Reno, Nevada for one unforgettable week of Bikes, Beer and Babes. But it is so much more than that. I ...

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Desert Wind Harley-Davidson/Mesa Bikes on Main

By Perry Nelson Traci and I caught ‘Wind’ that “Desert Wind Harley-Davidson of Mesa” is now the new name of the former Chester’s Harley-Davidson of Mesa, Arizona. Sorry for the pun. Not to worry; the same beautiful machines, quality H-D parts, and customer service is still there. Desert Wind has everything from starter motorcycle classes to putting you behind the ...

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THE FOO FIGHTERS TO PLAY FINAL LOVE RIDE!

By CD DAVE GROHL, legendary front man for the Foo Fighters, honors us with a cover and interview this month, despite his hectic tour schedule, the small matter of a broken leg, and nightly performances where they jam with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, and Queen’s Roger Taylor. But the gig WE all really care ...

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Rest in Peace Full Throttle Saloon

Photos by Perry & Traci As many of you know, the iconic Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis burned to the ground early this month, caused by a faulty electrical cord near the bar. The loss was estimated at $10 million but much of the insurance had shifted to cover the rental cabins, which actually still remain. Owner Michael Ballard says ...

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Ride for Autism 2015: The Stars Come Out for Autism

By RT; Photos- RT, Tomas & Perla Lazalde, & RFA staff August 1st was the 8th Annual Ride for Autism to benefit the organizations that work so hard to find a cure for this disorder and help those affected by it. It’s one of the selected rides & causes that is heartily supported by Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson in Baldwin Park, CA ...

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