Suspension 101 | No Charge, Food Provided | 155 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY, 10013
One-Day Moto Maintenance Class | Ryders Alley | limit: 10 | $175 / student | Midtown West
100th anniversary running of historic timed road rally | Congers, NY | 12AM
Ted's Cycle Shed Warehouse Sale | Newburgh, NY | 10-3 | $10 includes museum entry
Appalachian Moto Jam | Winter Series Races | Holiday Mtn | Monticello, NY | 3 PM
One-Day Sheet Metal Shaping Class | Keino Cycles | Brooklyn | classes limited: 4 people each day
Queens, NY AMA-District 34 Blood Drive | New York Honda Yamaha | LIC | 10:30-4:30
Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Routes film premiere | Metuchen, NJ | 7:30-9:30PM
NYSMSP offers courses for beginning motorcyclists and riders who are interested in improving their skills. (website)
Motorcycle Safety School: MSF and NYSMSP certified instruction in a positive learning environment (website)
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the moto lifestyle. (website)
January 5, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose
Smart Turn System (STS) has come up with another new and smart solution to make riding safer.
While there are current solutions to blink the tail light when a bike is physically braking, the Slovenian company's recently released brake light module allows riders to indicate engine braking and downshifting for greater visibility on the road with either a flashing or steady brake light as well.
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January 4, 2018 | Jason Simons
You may know Jason Simons and his dog Indy – short for Indiana – from their MOTO BROTHERS website, or follow them on Instagram.
Jason, with the help of The Humane Society, rescued Indy as a seven-week-old pup from a shelter in Houston, Texas. Now a grown dog, Indy shares Jason’s two-wheeled adventures across America, from long trips to Sturgis for moto rallies, to simpler (ha ha) commutes through the streets of Manhattan to work every day.
Jason generously offered to share some of his insights on what it’s like to ride with a pooch.
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January 3, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose
What would you give up to bring a product you truly believed in to market?
ALMS co-owners Shaun and Jessica Lee went to the extreme of selling two treasured rides – a '93 Honda CBR900RR and a '97 Suzuki GSF600 Bandit – to develop a waterproof bag sized specifically for the everyday moto commuter, a system that frees up riders who normally strap on a backpack for all their carrying needs.
The 12L tail bag, which allows for extra storage with a fully adjustable exterior cargo net, hit the market late last year following a Kickstarter campaign and some much-appreciated community support.
But the couple’s Williamsburg apartment/work studio is also the inspirational home of a host of moto products including a magnetic E-ZPass holder, a tool roll and case, a moto wallet, a day pack, helmet and 5-pocket totes, and some pretty cool pins.
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December 31, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose
Happy New Year and all the best for 2018 from NYC Motorcyclist. We look forward to covering lots of events in and around the city in the coming year. And we're building a great calendar of moto events for you to plan your riding schedule.
Got a New York-based Moto Event coming up? Get it on the NYC Motorcyclist Calendar by sending all the details. We'll need a brief description, a logo or artwork, contact info, and any relevant links to event websites or social media pages. You can use our handy Submission Form or just drop us an email at email@example.com. Cheers to an incredible year!
Since the launch of nycmotorcyclist.com in March 2017, we've hit the ground in top gear. Check out some of our Top 9 moments in the graphics above. We look forward to serving the NYC Moto Community even better in 2018. Join us for the ride.
December 15, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose
Paperbikes entrepreneur Vassili Shishkin has literally gone back to the drawing board to render his love of all things motorcycle into 3D models. For the past three years, the Brooklyn-based artist and moto vlogger has created DIY paper model kits of bicycles and motos for users to buy, build and customize. A financial manager for an arts education firm during regular work hours, Vassili has even created company-specific products for the likes of Godspeed Co., New York City Motorcycles, and more recently, Dirty Billy Garage BK. Check out our recent interview with Vassili.
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December 11, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose
Icy winter tradition celebrates 100th anniversary Jan. 21
It’s not an event for the meek or weak of heart … picture riding in the pitch dark of a winter’s post-midnight, in sub-freezing temps, following map directions designed to trip up even the best navigators … for up to eight hours. Not your typical ‘Gumball Rally’.
Hosted by Rockland County, New York’s Ramapo Motorcycle Club (n.1938), the infamous Crotona Midnight Run celebrates a chilly century this coming January as the longest continuously run, on-road motorcycling event in the nation, with organizers expecting diehards from as far as Massachusetts, Virginia and Connecticut to attend.
The mid-winter, overnight road enduro first hit the city’s icy streets on New Year's Eve, 1917, and has been an annual trial on the winter moto calendar since, save for brief hiatuses during World War I and II.
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December 7, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose
A little over a year ago we had the privilege of sitting down with Royal Enfield North America (RENA) president Rod Copes to talk about the future of the company, new products on the horizon, plans for the US/Canadian markets and the general philosophy of the company. (NYC Motorcyclist, Oct. 2016)
Fast forward to IMS New York 2017, at the Royal Enfield NA booth, and we’re impressed with how well the company has done in the past 14 months in not only keeping to their new model release promises and their dealership expansion plans, but more importantly sticking to their philosophy of keeping it simple, fun and affordable.
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November 18, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose
From Kawasaki factory racer Tom Sykes and NEXX Founder and CEO, Helder Loureiro to local standouts Meatloaf of Rockboy Choppers, Rev'it! USA's Joonil Park, Dirty Billy Garage's Adam Gallagher and the boys from Roll Up Brooklyn, this year's IMS New York was a well-rounded affair which made a real effort to reach out to the local community ... builders, motowear companies and clubs. The NY Classic Riders and NYC VIN MOTO both had a great prescence in the Vintage section while the newly added moto boutique area -- IMS SHIFT -- included several local shops ... Union Garage NYC, ALMS NYC, Breaking Hearts & Burning Rubber, Schafmayer & Company and Montclair Riding Company.
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We'll be at the Javits Center -- starting tomorrow for the media junket -- to capture some images and stories from this weekend's Progressive International Motorcycle Shows event. I look forward to seeing friends there from the NY Classic Riders, NYC VIN Moto, Rockboy Choppers, ALMSNYC, Via Meccanica, A&J Cycles, NEXX North America and Fusar ... to name but a few. And I hope to meet a host of new moto enthusiasts. If you see us, say hi as I'll have some pins and stickers on hand to give out. And stay tuned for our coverage from the three days.
November 29, 2017 | Brian Ballard
The inaugural Moto Tech Talk, our soon-to-be monthly column on all things with a motorized two-wheeled bent, features A & J Cycles' Brian Ballard tackling the lost art of rewiring your vintage motorcycle. Each month a new guest writer will contribute their advice, thoughts and opinions on issues all riders face while maintaining, upgrading or restoring their bikes.
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