Northwest Stories

Laughlin River Run via Route 66

Story by Ray Seidel, Photos by Ray Seidel and Geri Cidot Part 1: Victorville / Barstow / Victorville If you’re anything like me, getting there is half the fun, particularly when riding a motorcycle. The Laughlin River Run offers an opportunity to get off the Super-Slab of the Interstate, and to ride and see some sights at the slower pace ...

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show – 35th Anniversary 10 City US Tour

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) shifted into gear on October 31 kicking off in the first of 2 new cities added to the tour this year, Portland, OR. Photos by Angela Conner and Art Hall The 2015-2016 IMS Shows featured the world’s leading manufacturers. The top brands were on hand to display their North American lineups, as well as ...

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The 2016 Indian Springfield

THE PURE, ESSENTIAL TOURING MACHINE Simplicity and versatility are hallmarks of minimalist touring powerhouse that converts to lean urban cruiser in minutes, featuring class leading power, handling and comfort. MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield™. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding ...

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ROAD TEST: 2016 Dyna Wide Glide Review – Throwback to the 70’s

Story and Photos: T.O.M. (This Old Man) I get it; of the 41 motorcycles in the 2016 Harley-Davidson line probably half aren’t for me.  Not supposed to be and that’s why I’ve never even sat on a Street 500 or 750.  My very first Harley-Davidson was a 1972 Harley-Aermacchi Sprint 350, a one-banger.  A Sporty was next and then a ...

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2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout Delivers American Muscle and Emergent Style

Exclusive Performance Cruiser Detailed with New Dark Flames MILWAUKEE (January 27, 2016) – Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ re-writes the factory custom style book with the introduction of the 2016 CVO™ Pro Street Breakout® motorcycle, a limited-production model that introduces a new, darker look utilizing cutting edge finishes and textures applied with an obsessive eye to design and detail. Steeped ...

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A Three Generation Road Trip – Part I

Editors Note: This is a reader submitted article and was edited for readability by Diana Olmstead. Written By Tom Neal II, Photos by Tom II & Tom III The adventure started out on August 1st 2015 with my mom who is 64 years old, myself at 40, and my 16 year old son. We set out on three separate bikes ...

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A Motorcycle Master and A Music Video

By Diana Olmstead Quick Throttle readers are very familiar with Zacky’s Custom Rods and shop owner, Keith Wong who has been a loyal advertiser for many years. If you’ve ever had a chance to sit and talk with Keith you soon realize that he’s as down to earth as it gets, no ego, just a cool dude who has a ...

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A Rainy yet Rewarding 38th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Story by Diana Olmstead; Photos by Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson Saturday, December 5th, started off as one of the wettest mornings in Olympia Toy Run history. At the crack of dawn a storm dumped several inches of rain in the area. Because we live in the Pacific Northwest and rain is simply part of the season, we adapt. The ...

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We Test the New Titan 1000lb Motorcycle Lift

  There are many brands, sizes and styles of motorcycle lifts currently available, usually falling into one of two categories – the professional market (service shops and dealerships) or the consumer market (motorcycle owners). The consumer market is interesting because it can be anyone from the bike owner who wants a better way to clean and detail his ride, to the wrench who wants to change tires, perform ...

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Mt Rainier H-D Grand Opening Party At the Hard Rock Cafe!

Written by Diana Olmstead, Photos by Robin Hudson, Merinda Bularz On Thursday Dec 12th, the Quick Throttle crew hopped a ferry headed for Seattle. We were looking forward to a fun evening in the city to celebrate the grand opening of Mt Rainier Harley-Davidson! The party was actually being held at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle which is located right ...

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