More Whimsy, Less Menace: Parking Cops’ Three-Wheelers Are Reborn

“When a meter maid car is out overnight, it’s people’s time to vent their frustrations,” one longtime San Francisco owner said. So owners break out the paint to stand out.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Bikers Expected in Sturgis Despite Delta Variant

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally begins on Friday, just as the infectious Delta variant is producing a surge in cases nationwide.

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Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy

The price for Ubers, scooters and Airbnb rentals is going up as tech companies aim for profitability.

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The Pan America Marks a New Era for Harley Davidson

The feature-stuffed Pan America is a stark diversion for a company long associated with bulky, expensive cruisers. Early impressions suggest a potential blockbuster.

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S.U.V. Driver Jumps a Rising Drawbridge in Florida

The Daytona Beach Police Department said the jump, which was captured on video, was the second in the past few weeks.

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SUV Driver Jumps a Rising Drawbridge in Florida [Watch Video]

The Daytona Beach Police Department said the jump, which was captured on video, was the second in the past few weeks.

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It Looks Like a Vespa, Rides Like a Vespa, but Doesn’t Smell Like a Vespa

An Irish mechanic in London has developed a kit to transform classic Italian scooters into clean-riding electric machines.

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Despite Pandemic, 300,000 Expected at Daytona Beach Bike Week

Bike Week typically draws a half-million people to the Daytona Beach area, but a smaller crowd is expected this year. Still, some worry that it could be a superspreader event.

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Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies

They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.

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Frank Shankwitz, a Founder of Make-a-Wish, Is Dead at 77

A state highway patrolman in Arizona, he helped a terminally ill boy become a motorcycle cop and then came up with a plan to help more children realize their dreams.

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Harley Davidson to Leave India After Poor Sales

The American icon saw promise in the world’s largest market for two-wheelers. But its bikes sold poorly in a country where incomes are low and manufacturing isn’t easy.

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A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen.’

Infectious-disease experts warned about the risk of cramming revelers into the Black Hills of South Dakota. But it was the annual Sturgis rally, and bikers were coming no matter what.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Rolls to a Close as Virus Tracking Remains Complex

The annual rally in Sturgis, S.D., drew hundreds of thousands of people. It will be challenging to track any coronavirus outbreak as bikers return to their home states.

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Scenes From the 2020 Sturgis Rally, Undaunted by the Coronavirus

Meet the motorcyclists gathered in Sturgis, S.D., for a giant annual rally, with plenty of regard for one another but little for the pandemic.

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‘Motorcycle of Tomorrow’ Is Heavy on Flair and Light on the Environment

Pineapple “leather,” flax seed instead of plastic: Tarform, based in Brooklyn, aims to set a standard with its retro-futuristic cafe racer.

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The Teenage Tinkerer Behind an E-Bike Revolution

Mike Radenbaugh dreamed up Rad Power Bikes over a decade ago in his family’s garage and now sets the pace for affordable battery-propelled bicycles.

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‘Boxed Into a Corner,’ Residents Brace for Thousands to Attend Motorcycle Rally

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may attract 250,000 people despite an uptick in South Dakota’s coronavirus cases.

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Hells Angels Accused in Brazen Killing of Leader of Rival Biker Gang

The execution was retribution for an earlier attack on the Hells Angels headquarters in the Bronx, a law enforcement official said.

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Segway to End Production of Its Original Personal Transporter

Segway Inc. said it would stop making the two-wheeled Segway PT, once hailed as a revolutionary device that would change the way people get around.

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E-Bikes Are Having Their Moment. They Deserve It.

The benefits of owning a battery-powered two-wheeler far outweigh the downsides, especially in a pandemic.

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‘Surreal’: What It’s Like to Ride a Motorcycle Through New York Right Now

Cruising down Broadway without crowds sounds like a total joy ride. Until you remember why it’s like this.

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Solo Electric Car Set to Hit U.S. Market

From the front, the Solo looks like a car, with hood, grille and headlights. Take a peek from behind, however, and it tapers down to just one wheel.

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