2014 V-Twin Expo Awards: Crème de la crème

Polaris Industries' Steve Menneto accepts the Industry Leader of the Year award from emcee Griff Allen

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March 25, 2014

CINCINNATI, OHIO, FEB. 8—Since the V-Twin Expo’s inception in 2001, acknowledgement is given every year for the top products and leaders in the industry. The V-Twin Expo Awards could be considered a bellwether of industry trends, giving the dealers in attendance an idea of what products might be... Read more »

V-Twin Expo New Products Overview: Pick of the litter

Vance & Hines Fuelpak FP3 and Super Radius exhaust

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March 25, 2014

CINCINNATI, OHIO, FEB. 8-9—One might not think of Cincinnati as a desirable wintertime destination, but every year the V-Twin Expo draws dealers, distributors and manufacturers from all over the U.S. and beyond. It’s the place where deals are made over handshakes and cocktails, and on the showroom... Read more »

14th annual V-Twin Expo: Tricks of the trade

Metalsport Wheels' new 32" designs were the talk of the 2014 V-Twin Expo

Ernie Copper
March 24, 2014

CINCINNATI, OHIO, FEB 8-9—The V-Twin Expo rolled into Cincinnati for its 14th year with strategic intent. Show producer Jim Betlach explained that they’d had several requests to move the show off its traditional Super Bowl weekend date in years past, and this year Betlach and company gave them what... Read more »

National Packard Museum’s ‘Motorcycles 3 for 10′ exhibit

Nestled among the classic Packard autos were 30 motorcycles and 10 bicycles in the Motorcycles '3 for 10' exhibit

Ernie Copper
March 20, 2014

WARREN, OHIO, JAN. 11—Nestled between the curvaceous fenders and wire wheels of the classic Packard motorcars that normally inhabit the National Packard Museum are 30 motorcycles along with 10 bicycles starring in the museum’s 14th annual motorcycle exhibit. “3 for 10” may seem like an odd title... Read more »

Arizona Bike Week’s 2014 Expansion: Desert sprawl

Riders from across the country roll out for the wide open spaces and warmth of springtime in Arizona

Felicia Morgan
March 20, 2014

PHOENIX, ARIZ.—If you’re anything like the THUNDER PRESS crew and love riding into the saguaro-silhouetted sunsets of the Arizona deserts, then you should be aware of the changes that are headed to this state’s signature event, Arizona Bike Week, held each spring. Arizona Bike Week has suffered... Read more »

2014 Anaheim Easyriders Bike Show: A Purrfect combination

2014 Easyriders Bike Show Tour Anaheim

PJ Hyland
March 3, 2014

ANAHEIM, CALIF., JAN. 4—SoCal riders found the combination of mild weather and the lure of two-wheeled eye-candy at the annual Easyriders Bike Show Tour’s stop in Anaheim too tempting to ignore. Last year when actor/heartthrob Charlie Hunnam, “Jax” on the FX channel’s hit TV show Sons of Anarchy,... Read more »

10th annual David Mann Chopperfest: Still The Mann

Paul Ponkow's 1950 Panhead took 1st place in Best Old School Scooter

Felicia Morgan
February 27, 2014

VENTURA, CALIF., DEC 8—Ten years ago family and friends gathered on the sandy beach of Ventura’s fairgrounds to say goodbye to the very loved David Mann who passed away one day after his 64th birthday in September of 2004. Known to all as a well-respected Mann among men, David was an incredibly talented... Read more »

Wreaths Across America Escort to Arlington: Honoring our heroes

A total of 143,000 wreaths were laid on the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery

John O'Leary
February 19, 2014

WORCESTER, MAINE to ARLINGTON, VA., DEC. 8-14—In 1992 a Maine family started a tradition of bringing 5,000 Maine-made wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Fast-forward 22 years to 2013 and that same family, along with thousands of volunteers, laid 143,000 wreaths at Arlington on December 15, and... Read more »

Harley-Davidson of NYC Grand Opening

Harley-Davidson of NYC's flagship store in trendy Tribeca

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February 14, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., DEC. 12—The e-vite in my inbox announced, “We’re bringing Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Manhattan in a big way.” It went on to trumpet the cutting-edge technology and ultramodern showroom that would be featured at the brand-new dealership. And that’s all it took for me to place... Read more »

Progressive International Motorcycle Show – New York City

The Big Chief Custom is unveiled at the NYC show in its first public appearance

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February 14, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., DEC. 13-15—It’s said that New York is the city that never sleeps, but I don’t think that cliché was meant to apply to the 8:00 a.m. start time of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show’s East Coast Media Day. While the rest of New York City was still lounging in their... Read more »

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