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Stories tagged: motorcycles

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

Hundreds of new Washington laws take effect Sunday

New laws governing everything from partially full wine bottles to fracking are set to become law on Sunday.

Change coming for Washington motorcycle owners, drivers

Washington motorcycle owners must make sure their rides are insured once a new law goes into effect this month.

‘We all feel it’: Motorcyclists mourn death of 7 in crash

Investigators are pleading for the public to come forward with information as they try to determine what caused a pickup truck to collide with a group of 10 motorcycles on …

UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

EU imposes tariffs on U.S. peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the …

Harley recalls bikes; oil line can detach and cause crash

Harley-Davidson is recalling about 57,000 motorcycles worldwide because an oil line can come loose, spewing oil into the path of the rear tire.

A renegade in the land of the big wheels

As I discovered Wednesday night, it’s not so easy being a two-wheeled renegade when the two wheels under you are hooked to a 49cc Honda Ruckus.

UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017

Spokane dentist uses Boy Scout skills to save motorcyclist whose leg was severed in hit-and-run

Spokane crash leaves motorcyclist holding severed leg in his hands after hit and run.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

Eye on Boise: Idaho bills would let passing cars speed up legally, ban police from profiling motorcyclists

What if you’re on a two-lane road, and you want to pass another motorist who’s going a couple of miles below the speed limit, but just to get past them …

Wild on two wheels: Motorcycle camping tour threads Idaho wilderness

What started as an annual mountain biking adventure among high school buddies has transformed over decades into a motorcycle camping trip that continues to incorporate thrills, dirty clothes and the …

Harley-Davidson motorcycles investigated for brake failure

The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning.

U.S. motorcycle deaths rose 10 percent in 2015, study shows

A study done for a highway safety group says U.S. motorcycle deaths spiked 10 percent last year, topping 5,000 for the first time since 2008.

NYPD crushes motorbikes to send message to ‘nitwits’

New York City police crushed about 70 motorbikes beneath bulldozers Tuesday to send a signal to thrill-seekers who take dirt bikes and ATVs to city streets: They should be uneasy …

Touch a Truck whets youngsters’ imagination

The Spokane Community College parking lot was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all. Alicia Hauff brought her 6-year-old son, …

A wonderland of trucks and a police motorcycle, too

The Spokane Community College parking lot During an annual Junior League fundraiser was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all.

Queen of the road: Gloria Struck, 89, matriarch of female motorcyclists

This summer, to celebrate her 89th birthday, Gloria Tramontin Struck of Clifton, New Jersey will ride her blue Harley-Davidson 1,700 miles to Sturgis, South Dakota. There she knows she will …

Valley Harley dealership hosting rally

Big hogs are converging in Spokane Valley later this week. Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson is hosting the first Pacific Northwest HOG Rally at the dealership’s 11-acre property at 19011 E. Cataldo …

Off Track: Errant OHV riders costly to everyone else

You don’t need a degree in agriculture to see that driving a motor vehicle off-road into a farmer’s field or a timber company’s forest can leave scars on the land. …

Moto Mania

Dan Shanahan is a self-described dirt bike guy. He grew up on a ranch near Weiser, Idaho, and rode dirt bikes for fun. In the winter he would switch to …

Motorcyclist dies in crash near St. John

An Everett man died when his motorcycle went off the road on Sunday night.

COPS and riders: Bikers hit road on fund run

The roar of 40 motorcycles ripped through the air early Saturday morning in Spokane Valley, marking the beginning of a charity ride for an organization administrators say is starving for …

Empire Cycles throwing an anniversary party

Motorcycle engines thrummed while riders wheeled themselves into a line for the race. Engines revved and the announcer checked the time to see how fast each rider traveled the distance …

Kyle Petty fundraising ride launches again from CdA

Megan Stanley’s mom had a surprise for her Saturday morning. Come on, she said, let’s go meet a former NASCAR driver. The 13-year-old Coeur d’Alene girl looked awestruck when she …

Sanderson rides the bike husband chose for her

Liz Sanderson bought the motorcycle her late husband picked out for her before he was killed while riding to attend the funeral of his mother in August. “It’s beautiful,” Sanderson …

Reclaiming an old hobby along with an old bike

When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2012

Stolen motorcycle returned after 37 years

When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …

Mini Sturgis at Stateline raises money for charity

The Harleys and Triumphs and Hondas began thundering into Cruiser’s late Thursday afternoon, and within a few hours the party was on. It’s Mini Sturgis, the Stateline biker bar’s eighth …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2012

Motorcyclist killed in early morning crash

A motorcyclist killed in an accident this morning around 6 a.m. was an airman assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base’s survival school.

Ex-owner of Beaudry files for bankruptcy

The former owner of Beaudry Motorsports, a Post Falls motorcycle dealer, filed for bankruptcy, listing debts of $7.6 million. Stephen and Stephanie Beaudry, who live in Hayden, filed a Chapter …

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2012

2 killed in bicycle-motorcycle crash identified

A bicyclist and motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in the Millwood area have been identified as James Wilson, 46, and Jerrel I. Bailey-O’Neal, 22.

Couple chasing land speed record on salt flats again this year

John and Dexter Yeats make quite the team. They built a motorcycle they hoped would not only break the land speed record in its category last summer at the Bonneville …