Northwest Stories

WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 02-01-2012

The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal input.  Quick Throttle …

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18,000 Strong Attend The 34th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead The first Saturday in December has become a family tradition for thousands of local motorcycle riders! Why? Because it’s the Olympia Toy Run which benefits The Salvation Army “Toy n’ Joy” Shop! This extraordinary charity ride began in 1977, with 27 men who loved riding motorcycles. These men saw …

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 01-12-2012

The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal input. Quick Throttle …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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