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2012 Triumph Thunderbird

BY GARY “KOZ” MRAZ. PHOTOS BY RON SINOY. Cool is just cool, and cool will never die. The 650cc Thunderbird launched in 1949 quickly became a favorite of police forces worldwide. The Wild One, released in 1954, starring Marlon Brando riding a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 6T is the first Hollywood film where a motorcycle’s tank badge is clearly displayed. A ...

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Off Season with Sons of Anarchy

Story by Ray Seidel, photos courtesy of FX We catch up with the cast for some Q&A at PaleyFest for an off-season update. On hand are series creator Kurt Sutter (Otto), Katey Sagal (Gemma), Theo Rossi (Juice), Tommy Flanagan (Chibs), Dayton Callie (Chief  Unser),  David  “DL”  Labrava  (Happy),  Michael  Ornstein (Chucky), and Emilio Rivera (Alvarez). Q: Kurt, how did you ...

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Champion Vulcan Voyager: A Kawasaki Platform Trike

By Koz Mraz, Photos by Ron Sinoy I have become a real fan of Kawasaki. It all started in 2010 when I test rode the Kawasaki Vaquero.  Based on the same platform as its famous Touring motorcycle, the Voyager and Nomad, I was immediately impressed; this motorcycle has it all.  A 1,700cc, SOHC, 52-degree, V-Twin engine transfers power through a ...

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ROAD TEST: 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Review

Low In Calories, High In Octane: 2012 Harley-Davidson Slim Story: Gary Koz Mraz, Photos: Ron Sinoy Jenny Craig put Softail on a diet and called it “Slim”. With a scaled down narrow rear tire, chopped fender and simple combination stop/turn/tail lights and a side-mounted license plate, Slim deserves its name. From its trimmed front fender to its narrow rear end, ...

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ROAD TEST: 2012 Harley-Davidson’s Sporty 72 Review

By Gary Koz Mrax, Photos by Ron Sindy We gathered at Cook’s Corner in Orange County for the reveal of Harley-Davidson’s two new motorcycles, The Sportster 72 and the Softail Slim (we’ll fill ya in next month on the Slim).  The Seventy-Two is a respectful nod to an era when the cool kids rode a Sting-Ray and the big boys ...

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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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March 2012 Magazines Out Now!

Your Local FREE Motorcyle Magazine! The March issues of Quick Throttle Magazine are out now! Your Guide to Local Motorcycle News & Events! Digital Magazines: • California Edition • Southwest Edition • Northwest Edition Motorcycle Event Calendars • CA/SW Event Calendar • NW Event Calendar

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Harley-Davidson York Manufacturing Facility Video Tour

QT Editor’s Note: “If this doesn’t get you a little excited about motorcycles, then you don’t love motorcycles…“

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ROAD TEST: 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Limited Review: Music to My Ears

By Gary Koz Mraz In the orchestral arrangement of Harley Davidson motorcycles the Ultra Classic Electra Glide Limited crescendos as the finely tuned instrument of touring enthusiasts.  A deep exhaust note resonates providing a melody that sets the standard for long distance touring comfort and convenience.  A four speaker, 80-watt Harmon/Kardon Advanced audio system is loud and clear even at ...

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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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