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WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN BACK IN THE NEWS

On Display Under a New Owner at Quail Lodge 2018 and a New Version Raced at Speed Week once more.

By Bandit, Graeme Lowen and Indian with photos from the Bob T. Collection and Markus Cuff
What the hell, this bike contains tons of history and stories from the builder, Burt Munro, Bonneville, New Zealand and even a South Island hardware store. Burt Munro didn’t ever have a million bucks to toss around. He did it the old school way, but now his grandnephew and the new Indian Motorcycle crew from Polaris are back on the Salt.
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The Legend Of Truett and Osborn

A True Motorcycle Legend Rides Off

By Bikernet
Services for Bonnie Truett, 83, of Vian were held Monday, August 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Vian Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Martin officiating. Burial will follow with a "Final Ride" to Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian. Services are entrusted to Forever Memories Funeral Services of Sallisaw.
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HAL ROBINSON ART COMES TO BIKERNET

THE HAL ROBINSON™ COLLECTION EXCLUSIVELY ON 5-Ball Racing™ AND CRANK & STROKER

By Bandit with Hal Robinson illustrations and help from Marie
When I first went to work for Easyriders on the third issue out of college and Vietnam, it was a rare time in Biker history. For some reason extreme talents emerged to support the biker movement, such as David Mann, Lou Kimzey, JJ Solari and Hal Robinson. Here's his story and ours.
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Peter’s Bike in "Easy Rider"

From the Pages of "Chopper Mag" November 1969

By Ed Roth with photos from the Movie
Editor’s Note: This kicks off with a letter from a reader to the Editor of Choppers Mag in 1969, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.--Bandit
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The Magnificent History of the Triumph Speed Twin

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer, established in 1983

By Timothy Remus with Photos by Tim and some archival stuff
Well before WWII a talented engineer and designer unleashed a truly new motorcycle on the two-wheeled world. In 1937, however, a light and nimble vertical twin motorcycle, with as much or more power as many V-Twins was a big deal.
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EXCELSIOR-HENDERSON: THE LAST OF THE ‘BIG 3’

Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Brand to be Offered by Mecum Auctions 2018

By Paul d’Orléans
In their 1920s heyday, the competition between the Big 3 made for the most exciting racing anyone had ever seen between the fastest and most advanced racing bikes in the world
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Harley vs. Indian Special Petersen Museum Exhibit

CLASH OF AMERICA’S TWO-WHEELED TITANS

By K. Ball with photos by Markus Cuff
The Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting a new exhibit opening on Saturday, March 4th, 2017, which will showcase the rivalry between America’s two greatest motorcycle manufacturers, Harley-Davidson and Indian.
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The Ultimate Brat Style Chout

Two Indian Legacies Mated to Form a Classic

By Bandit Ball with photos by Michael Lichter
This turned into one of those stellar awakening motorcycle moments. Our major focus this round is this red Indian. To the naked, unknowing eye, it’s a classic slightly modified scout, but it’s way more. First, it started with 1940 Indian Chief motor and matching transmission.
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