Valerie Thompson has joined the "200 MPH Club" at the Mojave Magnum Speed Trials. We first introduced AAB readers to this very fast lady in our print magazine with a 2010 article titled "Speed Queen." Thompson has again lived up to that label.
Watch this new video from Brammo featuring their Empulse R electric motorcycle. A six-speed integrated electric transmission gives the bike the feeling and handling of a motorcycle with an internal combustion engine. If this video is an indication of how electric motorcycles, such as the Brammo Empulse, compare to gas-powered bikes, the only element missing is the sound.
When Harley-Davidson learned of the Japanese FXSTB Night Train that washed up in British Columbia a year after the Japan tsunami, they offered to restore and return the bike to its owner. Although greatly touched by this proposition, the bike’s owner, Ikuo Yokoyama, has declined to take the bike back. Instead, he has asked that his Harley be put on display in the Harley-Davidson Museum to remind visitors of the great tragedy that struck Japan in 2011.
Last Friday, the San Diego chapter president of the Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club was shot to death in front of the group’s clubhouse. The murder of 51-year-old Clyde “Wild Dogg” Thompson came as a complete shock to the club and the community as the Black Sabbath MC is not known as an outlaw group.
Since Thompson’s death, the club has been overwhelmed with support from other chapters, other clubs, and the general public, while the killer remains on the loose.
Have you ever thought of taking your final ride in a motorcycle hearse? As an avid motorcycle rider, you hopefully had the opportunity to see many things in your lifetime, and ridden more miles than you can remember. As a motorcyclist, you have dodged deer on the roads, people that can't drive, pot holes, the weather, and just about everything you can think of.
Unfortunatley, it's your time and the bike reaper was finally able to catch up to you after all these years. It's your time to ascend or descend depending on how many stupid things you've done in your life. So, what's next for your mileage ridden body and that last ride, the motorcycle hearse?
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