3-wheeled motorcyclesFor Polaris Industries, there's an unexpected reason for optimism: pavement. While the Minnesota-based company (and the industry at large) continues to struggle with its trademark off-road vehicles, motorcycle sales are growing — and so are the number of wheels.

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motorcycle hits tractorA Derby man died Monday after he apparently crashed his motorcycle into the back of a tractor-trailer while trying to change lanes on Route 8 in Shelton. Shawn P. Reynolds, 53, died at the scene of the crash, which happened shortly before 4 p.m. Monday on the northbound side of the highway between Exits 12 and 13, state police said Tuesday in a press release.

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Motorcycle Road RacesJohn Hopkins scored the ePayMe Yamaha team their best result of the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season so far yesterday (Sunday) at Knockhill, claiming a fourth place in the opening race and finishing just 0.114s from a podium finish.

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Extreme Heat MotorcycleMost parts of the country are already feeling some heat in the 2016 riding season—lucky them! The rest of us here up north are waiting, and with that warm weather will be more great riding weather and eventually some real heat.

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Motorcycle runThe 2016 Ronald McDonald House ride ended with great success Saturday night. More than $150,000 was raised for the 15th annual ride, with contributions still coming in, the RMH Ride committee reported.

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Motorcycle safety emphasizedThe summer weather has drawn more motorcycle riders onto Arkansas roads, and the extra two-wheeled traffic poses risks for riders and drivers alike, authorities said. In the past week, six motorcycle wrecks in the state have resulted in eight rider fatalities, bringing the total number of motorcycle deaths in 2016 to 44.

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2016 Triumph Bonneville T120“Hey, man, what year is the bike?” I take my hand off the trigger of the gasoline nozzle filling the tank to look around. A young gentleman sitting in a black Lexus stopped beside me at the fuel station, leaning over the passenger seat and talking through the open window.

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Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:58

EMRA Race Results From Castrol Raceway

EMRA Race ResultsRound Two of the Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s 2016 race season fired up on June 19th, just outside of Edmonton, Alberta at Castrol Raceway. Castrol Raceway is the largest racing facility in western Canada and houses the 2.7km, 14-turn road circuit.

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Motorcycle DeathsA newly released Governor’s Highway Safety Association report notes that motorcycle rider fatalities were up 10% in 2015 compared to the year before. Just as alarming, while motorcycles are only 3% of all registered vehicles in the US and travel only 1% of all of the vehicle miles in the country, they account for 15% of vehicle deaths.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:27

Travelling Europe on a rented motorcycle

Travelling EuropeGingerly balancing on the foot pegs of the big Ducati motorcycle, I turned the machine down a dirt-path hill between olive trees and grape vines. Instructors from a course offered by the bike’s Italian manufacturer wanted to show how its off-road antilock braking system would stop the wheels from seizing under hard braking, and keep me from dumping myself and the $20,000-plus (Dh73,459) motorcycle into the otherwise bucolic Tuscan scenery.

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