America’s Original Riding Rally June 11-19

The Laconia Motorcycle Race and Rally event in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire has been known as one of the most scenic and fun events in history. The nine day event started with only a few hundred motorcyclists and is today the host of more than 188,000 participants.

A brief history – Started in 1916 as a one day event, then came the Louden Classic race in 1923 and the Gypsy Tour soon after. Then seven years later, it turned into a week long event until fighting between local cops and gangs lead to the decline of scheduled events. It wasn’t until the Loconia Motorcycle Rally and Race Association  was formed in the early 1990′s, did the event turn into the nine day event you know today that ends on Father’s Day.

This year marks the 88th Anniversary (sponsored by Progressive) and you can expect all the usual exciting events with many new ones that are sure to captivate every motorcyclist. Some events scheduled are:

  • Free Motorcycle Photo Exhibit
  • Vintage Road racing
  • Biker Build Off - sponsored by Spiced Jack 94 Rum and Lobster Pond
  • Tricycle Drags @ Bullwinkle’s
  • Jagermeister Promos all week long
  • Poker Run, Bikini Contest, and Hot Legs Contest on Thursday
  • Pool Tournament and Rally in the Valley

and plenty of live music by some familiar faces… Click here for full info

Brammo Launches New Dealer Program with the Appointment of Scuderia West as Their Main Dealer for the San Francisco Bay Area

ASHLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The appointment of Scuderia West as a new Brammo dealer in San Francisco will ensure that Bay Area customers now have easy access to the Brammo range of electric motorcycles.

Brammo Enertia+ Electric Motorcycle (Photo: Business Wire)Brammo Enertia+ Electric Motorcycle (Photo: Business Wire)

The American manufacturer Brammo has partnered with this well-established motorcycle dealer on Duboce Avenue, San Francisco. Scuderia West has built up an enviable reputation over 20 years for its high levels of servicing, repairs and parts sourcing for both new and used motorcycles.

Established in 1991, Scuderia’s current facilities include a comprehensive showroom, sales and aftersales department, and full servicing facilities with workshops featuring the latest electronic diagnostic equipment.

“We are delighted to be the first motorcycle dealership to sign up with Brammo,” said Scuderia’s founder and owner, Don Lemelin. “Typically, our customers appreciate a motorcycle that is both well designed and performs flawlessly. Thanks to Brammo’s superior engineering and quality we know we can stake our reputation on these motorcycles.”

Brammo prices start at $7,995 less federal and state incentives for the entry-level Enertia, and rise to $13,995 for the top-of-the-line Empulse 10.0.

Commenting on this latest appointment, CEO of Brammo Inc., Craig Bramscher, added: “Brammo’s share of the US market is soaring and we have no doubt that the Bay Area appreciates the benefits of Brammo electric motorcycles. Scuderia West is becoming a Brammo Dealer at a very exciting time and we both look forward to providing Bay Area riders with world-class products and service. Brammo’s soon to be announced expanded product line is a great fit with the traditional high end motorcycle dealer and with Scuderia, we are off to a great start.”

Located at 69 Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, Scuderia West is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am until 6pm.

Brammo’s change in distribution will also benefit existing customers as all servicing and warranty of Brammo motorcycles previously sold through stores will be honored by Brammo’s new dealership network.

“We are always interested to talk with dealers about our exciting motorcycles and explore the opportunity of becoming a Brammo dealer,” said Craig Bramscher.

You can learn more about Brammo and follow our developments by using these links:

Brammo Newsletter sign up

Brammo official website www.Brammo.com

Brammo Blog

Brammo Facebook page

Brammo Twitter feed

Brammo You Tube channel

Brammo Smug Mug galleries

Brammo Forum (operated by Brammo enthusiasts)

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Best of Facebook Virtual Bike Show

What do motorcyclists do when the weather is too cold or there’s too much ice and snow on the ground to get in their two wheel fix?

They surf the internet and log onto Facebook, and thousands of them come to the USRiderNews Fan page every day.

So USRiderNews, along with F2P Technologies is giving the motorcycle community a new way to showcase their ride and perhaps win a Flash2Pass automatic garage door opener.

Between February 4th and 12 noon on Feb 11th, motorcycle owners can post a photo of their bike on the USRiderNews fan page and ask their friends to vote by using the “like” button on the post.  Whichever bike gets the most “likes” during that time will win a Flash2Pass module courtesy of F2P Technologies.

To post your motorcycle photo, visit www.facebook.com/usridernews

About USRiderNews:  Founded in 2000 as Dixie Rider National Motorcycle News by Scott & Sylvia Cochran. Dixie Rider quickly grew into the most widely read advertising-based, free publication in the southern United States. In 2004, a unique state insert program was launched to bring local news and ride reports which are unavailable in other national motorcycle publications. In 2005, responding to readers and advertisers request, the name was changed to USRider News and distributed nationally. USRider News is published monthly by Thunder Wind Publishing.

About F2P Technologies

F2P Technologies was created in 2000 by motorsports enthusiast Chris de Janasz. Based in Staunton, Va., the company manufactures a flagship product called Flash2Pass.™ This wireless remote garage opener device features an unprecedented design and is used in the automotive, motorcycle, commercial fleet, recreational, and other industries. For more information about F2P Technologies, visit www.f2ptechnologies.com.