Midwest Stories

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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2012 Indian Chief Vintage

Story: Gary Mraz and Mike Dalgaard Photos: Ron Sinoy Styles come and go but some designs are just clas- sic, frozen in time and defy fashion fads.  Passing a 2012 Indian Chief on the freeway one could easily assume its a 1940’s skirted fender predeces- sor. For many including myself the 1948-1953 fully “dressed” Indian Chief defined the word “motorcycle” ...

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2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

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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Harley-Davidson’s Sporty 72

Harley-Davidson 72 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 ...

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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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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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What’s the future for Indian?

Story and photos by Ray Seidel In what is intended to be the largest gathering of Indian motorcycles west of the Mississippi, the 3rd Biennial Indian Day West was recently held in Pomona, CA. celebrating the 110th anniversary of Indian Motorcycles. Pre-1980 classic motorcycles got free entry, and on hand was The World’s Fastest Indian (which was fired up a ...

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Sturgis in our Rear View Mirrors

View the Sturgis Photo Gallery here! Sturgis Rally is into its eight decade, with the 71st running this year.  Just the name “Sturgis”, sounds bigger than life.    Imagine any other town name, it just doesn’t work.  What the name Sturgis evokes— black & white memories of old panheads, shovels & knuckles, camping in the city park… races, mud, old school… ...

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4th Annual Pueblo Biker Bash

By Abel Pueblo, CO – Iron horses thundered into the steel city on June 4th and 5th for the 4th Annual Pueblo Biker Bash but like most things in its infancy, the only major event in Southeastern Colorado is experiencing growing pains. For the first three years, the Biker Bash was held in the first week-end of May and was ...

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2011 Women Who Ride – Lydia Morgan

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