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  • Motorcycle Monday: Rupp Roadster

    Nov 4, 13 • Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Rupp Roadster

    I was wandering around the Thompson Speedway swap meet yesterday morning, stuffing my face with egg, cheese and sausage sandwiches. There wasn’t a whole lot of good car stuff, but as is the case with a New England swap, you’ve got  a lot of snowblowers and minibikes for sale. It got me thinking about the ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Hey, Where’s Lotus Motorcycles?

    Oct 28, 13 • Vintage Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday: Hey, Where’s Lotus Motorcycles?

    A few months back, I wrote a piece for BoldRide about Lotus Motorcycles. I suggested (A) that it was a bad idea, and (B) that it was probably vaporware, anyway. I got a handful of scathing responses. I got a good one from some guy on the Twittah that said “Dude, your write up on ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: 10 Bikes That Are Cheaper Than My Dog’s Vet Bill

    Oct 21, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: 10 Bikes That Are Cheaper Than My Dog’s Vet Bill

    The next best thing to kids and motorcycles is dogs, but dogs can be just about as expensive as the first two. One of my dogs has been laid up at the vet’s office for a solid week because he ate a $4 comforter from Goodwill. After abdominal surgery and a week of meds and ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Retro Kawasaki Afternoon Ride

    Oct 13, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Retro Kawasaki  Afternoon Ride

    A while back, a friend and I were talking on the phone and he was telling me that he still had his Kawasaki W650 taking up space in his garage. For those unfamiliar with this model bike, it is a retro Triumph Bonneville 650 styled Kawasaki built from ’99-’07. I was invited to take it ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    Oct 7, 13 • Motorcycles, Vintage Cars, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    This is a little different for a Motorcycle Monday post, but it’s just about the coolest event I’ve ever heard of. This past weekend, the Oilers Car Club ran an amazing event called the Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey, featuring 1/8-mile vintage car and motorcycle racing on the beach. It’s a scene, man. ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Triumph Scrambler

    Sep 30, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Triumph Scrambler

    My husband wants a new motorcycle, and he can’t decide what to get. Each week, it’s something different. He wants a KTM 950 Adventure. He wants a BMW R1200GS. He decides his faithful Suzuki DR650 is all needs. He wants a Yamaha Super Tenere. Then, he wants a Honda Grom for around-town errands. As wives ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Suzuki SV650

    Sep 23, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Suzuki SV650

    Suzuki introduced the SV650 in 1999, and its popularity skyrocketed from there. It was eventually available in the faired SV650S version and with a 1000cc engine, as well, to replace Suzuki’s dated TL model. The peppy V-twin and standard styling fit perfectly into the emerging naked bike market and offered a less expensive alternative to ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: BMW R80G/S

    Sep 16, 13 • Vintage Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday: BMW R80G/S

    If you spend even the slightest fraction of your life paying attention to motorcycles, then you probably know of the BMW GS. They’re everywhere and have spread like herpes in a whorehouse in the past two decades. According to a Motorcycle News report, the 500,000th BMW GS rolled out of the factory in May of ...

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Clunker Goldmine

    Sep 12, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars1 Comment
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Clunker Goldmine

    Movies get shot in and around Boston all the time now, but in 1973, a movie shot in the Bay State was a rarity. Based on the awesome George V. Higgins novel of the same name, The Friends of Eddie Coyle was steeped in Boston lore and language, and it’s a crucible of clunker goodness...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Honda Flirts with the Past, ’91-’03 Nighthawk 750

    Sep 8, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Honda Flirts with the Past, ’91-’03 Nighthawk 750

    Since its introduction in 1969, there have been many different incarnations of the Honda 750. I am fortunate enough to have been around when the original was introduced and enjoyed many miles on those early models. I think I’ve probably spent some time on nearly every 750 model Honda has ever produced. When I first ...