QT Newsletter Archive

Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

From a Press Release by the Oceanside Police Department Extra officers will crack down on traffic violations and be on the lookout for drivers and riders who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol from 6 a.m.-12 p.m. The Oceanside Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation Friday from 6 a.m.-12 p.m. In an effort ...

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QT Newsletter – State of the Union

Recently the President gave his Constitutionally-mandated State of the Union address. We’ll leave it to you to decide how useful it was, but in the meantime we thought we’d do our own little Motorcycling State of the Union. We will endeavor, however, to keep it completely free of political spin and self-serving commentary. So here are the facts: Ladies and ...

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2011 – 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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QT Newsletter – 2011 Toy Runs

2011 Toy Runs In 2011 there are many toy runs happening, in fact there may be more than ever. Why? Because the need out there is greater than ever. No doubt you, like the rest of us, are strapped for cash right now though, and you might not be giving like you did last year. Everybody gets that, even the ...

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QT Newsletter – DirecTV to Drop Sons of Anarchy?

DirecTV to Drop Sons of Anarchy? As shocking as it may seem, for a show that has broken records for FX Networks and been renewed for another season, word of the threat comes from none other than the show’ s creator, Kurt Sutter. On Tuesday’s broadcast of SOA, Kurt himself made the announcement, which was repeated during several commercial breaks. ...

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QT Newsletter – Harley, Victory Sales and Profits Up

Harley, Victory Sales and Profits Up After blowing past all expectations for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, Harley-Davidson saw yet another sales and earnings increase for the third quarter as well. Income rose 95.9% to $183.6 million up from just under $93.7 million a year ago- an absolutely phenomenal achievement. Sales rose 5.4% domestically and overall sales of all ...

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QT Newsletter – Cross-Country Ride Ends in Controversy. Again.

Cross-Country Ride Ends in Controversy. Again. As journalists, it’s our job to reserve judgement, to avoid jumping to conclusions, and to get to the facts. Even though the Hoka Hey Challenge has always, shall we say, “stimulated conversations” across the blogosphere and the motorcycling community, we have tried to be fair and to show all aspects of this ambitious, yet controversial ...

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QT Newsletter – Motorcycle Owners to Get $40 Million in Insurance Refunds

Motorcycle Owners to Get $40 Million in Insurance Refunds It’s true. Massachusetts Motorcycle owners are getting $40 million in insurance premiums refunded back to them. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office settled with fifteen insurers who allegedly overcharged on collision and comprehensive coverage of motorcycles.  Coakley’s office claims insurers charged premiums based on inflated values of motorcycles — not taking ...

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