Monterey Bids Farewell To MotoGP

Last weekend’s World Superbike championship race event at Laguna Seca was a thrilling one for everyone in attendance, but the fun was brought to an abrupt halt on Monday when Dorna Sports and Laguna Seca announced that MotoGP will not return to Monterey in 2014. It seems both sides were ready to call it quits. […]

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Photos From Best Of The Bay Dealer Day 2013

Thanks to everyone who participated and came out to the first annual Best Of The Bay Dealer Day! The Bay Area’s awesome motorcyclists and motorcycle merchants are the reason why The Bay is the BEST place for riders. See you next year! We’d like to extend extra-special thanks to: Parts Unlimited for their great support […]

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Hollister Rally Stays Put For Ten More Years

In early September, the Hollister City Council signed on to host the Hollister Rally in downtown Hollister for another ten years. The new agreement is a huge show of commitment to the event, and will enable the Rally’s organizers to plan the best event possible and secure larger sponsorships, regardless of wind-changes in city politics. […]

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Dave Meets Britton, E-Boz At Dealer Show

Road Rider’s buyer and Honda ST rider, Dave, just returned from a weekend dealer showcase in Janesville, Wisconsin, headquarters of Parts Unlimited. PU distributes a good deal of the country’s motorcycle parts and apparel, including brands like Alpinestars, Icon, Drag Specialties, and Thor. Dave had a chance to meet Icon riders Eric Bostrom and Jason […]

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Pics and Reflections From TRACKER NITE 6

Announcing the start of the Tracker Nite yesterday evening organizer Lorin Guy said to the crowd, “Enjoy yourselves! Because this is for you, this is for motorcycling, this is for local business, and this is for local racers!” And the local motorcycling spirit was very much alive all evening, showing its finest, unified form at […]

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Marquez Takes First Place at Laguna

Marc Marquez took the top spot on the podium yesterday aboard his Honda at the Red Bull US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, followed by LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl in second place. Valentino Rossi took third place for Yamaha. Marquez’s win marks the first time a MotoGP rookie has won a championship race at Laguna. […]

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Givi of Italy Paid a Visit To Their First US Dealer

Visiting from Italy and checking out the Bay Area scene, Andrea and Pietro of Givi stopped by the store today. Road Rider was the FIRST Givi dealer in the United States! Dave (above, middle) is headed to Brescia, Italy, as a Givi guest this summer to celebrate their 35th anniversary. Check out some Givi Luggage and […]

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The Quail Gathering 2013

“We’re happy to share it with the world but honestly… we’re just happy to get to ride it.” A phrase I ran across on the Erik Buell Racing website describing their feelings towards their stunning new street machine, the 1190RS, may also capture the sentiment that carried the day at the 5th Annual Quail Lodge […]

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Norton’s Moving To Donington, and Dealerships Near You

It was great to see so many beautiful bikes and British bike fans at the Clubman’s All-British Bike Show this time last month at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Seeing so many amazing vintage bikes in one place was incredible – thank you to the BSA Owner’s Club for another fantastic year. But the show […]

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Jaw-Dropping European Customs

Take a look at some of the incredible work custom bike builders are doing in Europe. This nickel-plated beast by German custom shop Thunderbike took home third place in the Modified Harley Class at Custom Chrome’s European Dealer Show Custom Championship last month. The Nickel Rocker is a 2011 FXCWC Rocker Softail with Harley’s stock frame […]

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