Lane Splitting Bill Postponed For Another Year

The latest edition of CityBike Magazine informs us, via lanesplittingislegal.com, that lane splitting bill SB350 has been tabled for at least another year. As originally presented by Senator Jim Beall in early 2013, SB350 was seemingly proposing a state law version of the CHP’s newly released, and quite reasonable, Lane Splitting Guidelines. If passed into law, […]

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Road Rider Awarded For Being First…

Our buyer, Dave, just returned from a trip to the homeland of many, many of our favorite motorcycle brands: Italy. In Italy as guest of Givi, Dave, along with other international Givi dealers and distributors from countries that included New Zealand, Israel, and Latvia, helped Givi celebrate their 35th anniversary in the biz. The celebration […]

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Zero Police Motorcycles Join De Anza’s Fleet

Keep your eyes peeled next time you’re in Downtown San Jose and you might catch a quick glimpse of a live Zero DS Police Motorcycle in action. In fact, everyday there are more areas where you’re likely to encounter a Zero Police Motorcycle –  just don’t expect to hear it coming. Santa Cruz-based Zero Motorcycles […]

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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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