National Stories

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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Children’s Ride 20th Anniversary

By Diana Olmstead On Sunday, August 23rd the Quick Throttle staff hopped on our bikes bright and early to make our way to Destination Harley-Davidson in Tacoma where riders were meeting up to take part in the much anticipated Children’s Ride 20. After a brisk hour and a half ride we pulled into the dealership at about 8:30am. After we ...

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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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75th Sturgis Rally 2015 “A Monster”

The biggest bike rally in America By Perry and Traci, Photos by Rusty Childress To say this years 75th annual Sturgis rally was bigger than last year’s would be an understatement. “Under” by about 300,000 from last year. This years rally had huge crowds, and long lines. But there were ways to get around the crowds and big lines. Traci and I arrived, late Saturday night ...

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON LINEUP GETS DARKER AND MORE POWERFUL FOR 2016

Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S Series Cruisers with Twin Cam 110s and Road Glide Ultra Lead New Models MILWAUKEE (Aug. 23, 2015) – Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson’s powerful new model lineup for 2016. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Highlights ...

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Renowned Artist Motor Marc Lacourciere Unveils Sturgis Rally 75th Anniversary Commemorative Painting

Motor Marc Lacourciere unveiled today his tribute to the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, the “World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rally,” celebrating its 75th anniversary in Sturgis, South Dakota from August 3rd-9th. Motor Marc, an exceptionally gifted premiere artist internationally known for his extraordinary works of art including classic automobiles and motorcycles, rock legends, pirate and fantasy art, has captured the history, heart and ...

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Hollister Freedom Rally 2015

Story by: Fred Z., pics by: Fred Z., Heidi Priddy, and assorted BFC members The Hollister Freedom Rally 2015 was an incredible celebration of motorcycles, motorcyclists, fun, freedom, and many who were totally enjoying the Biker Lifestyle. While so many of us are die-hard bikers and we live the lifestyle everyday – the rally attracted many of the weekend warriors, ...

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ANNOUNCES MODEL YEAR 2016 LINE-UP

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — July 28, 2015 — Indian Motorcycle announced their “new models” for 2016 today, but the rumor mill got it wrong – there really were no new models, aside from a welcomed ABS version of the Scout. There were however some killer new paint schemes introduced, to a line of bikes that was already fairly “complete.” Add to ...

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Rumble in the Rubies

The Elko Motorcycle Jamboree Brings the Party Story & Photos by Deborah Rodriguez June 19th – 21st. Hello! My name is Debbie Rodriguez. I will be your guide for this year’s Rumble in the Rubies aka Elko Motorcycle Jamboree. Imagine riding down the main drag, Idaho St. in Elko, Nevada, and passing the Sherman Station. The group of five buildings ...

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Destination: South Dakota… Or Is It Utah?

By Gary Mraz Generally awake for sixteen hours a day, we humans spend much of that time sitting. Crawling through traffic for hours to a nine-to-five leaves precious few for watching reruns of Seinfeld, all very comfortably seated …going nowhere. Good Lord, even our blood travels 8,000 miles in sixteen hours! I intend on spending my days very comfortably seated, at 80 mph towards South Dakota. Factoring in ...

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