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Read all of the great motorcycle articles and motorcycle news events that we have posted over the years. 

Suzuki Motorcycles - From Fine Loom Manufacturers to Major Motorcycle Company
By Daniel Levy

Started in a small warehouse by Michio Suzuki back in 1909, Suzuki aimed at making better looms for the Japanese silk industry. It was only thirty years after its existence that the company started thinking of diversifying into cars, motorcycles and related machinery. In fact, it was only after the collapse of the cotton market in 1951, that Suzuki seriously got into the motorcycle and car industry.

Suzuki Celebrates Strong Lineup for 2008 Satellite Road Race Teams  

Geoff May joins Aaron Yates on Jordan Suzuki squad 

BREA, Calif., (Dec. 13, 2007) – American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) is excited to again provide limited factory support to its satellite road race teams for the 2008 season. Leading the charge this year are the Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki team, the M4 EMGO Suzuki team and Matsushima Performance Suzuki in AMA road racing, as well as the Vesrah Suzuki team in WERA endurance racing. All of these teams include impressive rosters of new and returning riders for 2008.   

Suzuki’s 2006 QuadRacer R450 ATV Captures Numerous  “ATV of the Year” Awards  

BREA, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2006) Since the recent launch of the 2006 Suzuki QuadRacer R450, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) has collected several top honors and “ATV of the Year” Awards for its race-ready, high-performance ATV, proving its significance in the marketplace and on the racetrack.   

Mark Daley of Thunder Struck Custom Bikes

By Cindy Quick Wilson

Most of us motorcycle enthusiasts, at one time or another, have thoughts—OK, some of us have serious dreams about building our own custom bike from scratch. With programs like American Chopper and Biker Build-off bringing this process right into our living rooms to further fuel this hunger, those of us inflicted with this dream wonder just what it would feel like to mold that metal or form that tank or modify that frame. We imagine color schemes, implementing our ideas of balance and style, adding those little touches that stamp it as our own. Some of us who take it even further might go on to imagine how it would feel to have some of the most renowned bike builders in the nation admire and compliment our work. After years of hard work and dedication to his craft, Mark Daley, owner of Thunder Struck Custom Bikes in Medford, Oregon, has made those dreams come true.

Tips in Preventing Motorcycle Injuries
by: Kay Zetkin

Safety in riding motorcycles in order to prevent injuries is a very critical issue especially during the peak of motorcycle season. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons are very much concerned about this issue since there are almost always a lot of motorcycle accidents happening at least one every few days. Most injuries noted from the people brought in the Level One Trauma Units range from serious musculoskeletal injuries, open fractures and head traumas from motorcycle accidents.

Traction Control Braking

There is an incredible revolution in the motorcycle safety and ATV safety arena, Traction Control Brakes. This system, also referred to as TCB Braking, can help you avoid accidents by helping to avoid your wheels from locking.

Many riders today are hesitant to hit their brakes hard and/or do not use their back brakes for fear of locking the wheels up and dumping their bike. Traction Control Braking is an incredible solution.


'High on UNITE'

Dealer-turned-preacher now selling anti-drug message through motorcycle association.

MT. VERNON - When Gary Linville preaches about the danger of drugs, he speaks from experience.

"I got delivered from drugs myself," said the 49-year-old pastor at House of Refuge Church in Rockcastle County.

Whether passionately pushing his message from the pulpit or sharing a sermon from the seat of his 1500 Suzuki Intruder motorcycle, Linville has become a self-proclaimed "activist against the forces of evil, trying to rescue people" from the danger of drugs.


Women Riders' Videos Share Inspirational Stories of Their Mentors

MILWAUKEE (November 28, 2007) - Six inspiring finalists in Harley-Davidson's Get Down to Daytona contest have been chosen and posted online today at for online viewer voting to begin. Visitors to the site can view each video and vote on their favorite to help send that woman rider and a guest to Daytona Bike Week '08. Voting will end December 12, 2007, and three winners will be announced December 14.

Winter Bike Riding -- The Safe Way
by: Kay Zetkin

Are you one of those motorcycle riders that live in northern climates where winters can be harsh and still choose to continue riding when the bitter winter sets in? Well, everybody would say you’re dreadful to even consider riding out in the snow. Contemporaries who are more protective of their bikes might even say that you’re a brutal slave-driver of your beloved bike.


Each year, May is designated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. States and motorcycle organizations across the country conduct a variety of activities to promote the importance of motorist awareness and sharing the road with motorcyclists .

Yamaha Motorcycles - Creativity and Spirit of Challenge
By Daniel Levy

"If you are going to do something, be the best" Ginichi Kawakami, Yamaha Motor Company First President.

Yamaha Motorcycles, under this motto, employing all its creativity, and with a very strong spirit of challenge, became what it is now: one of the biggest players in the worldwide motorcycling scene.

Yamaha Motor models to be displayed
at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007
(Part 2)

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that it will be displaying 19 exhibition models in a booth organized around the concept of “The Art of Engineering” at the upcoming 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007 to be held over the 16 days from Oct. 27 (Sat.) to Nov. 11 (Sun.) (Organizer: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association; Venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba Pref.; Special invitation day: Oct. 26).

Introduced here are outlines of 6 special exhibition models in the fuel cell and electric powered vehicle categories.

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