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BMW rider Valerie Thompson shatters motorcycle speed record at the Ohio Mile and becomes newest member of exclusive ECTA 200 MPH Club

Thompson joins ECTA 200 MPH Club with fastest BMW RR in MPS/F-1000 Class with record run of 208.71 mphScottsdale, AZ) – June 10, 2014 – It only took 28 seconds for six-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW motorcycle racers, Valerie Thompson, to shatter the East Coast Timing Association’s one-mile record in the MPS/Modified Class during the recent Ohio Mile competition. Thompson piloted her BMW S 1000 RR to 208.71 mph, easily breaking the former record of 205 mph. Thompson’s new record also qualified her for membership in the exclusive ECTA 200 MPH Club while claiming bragging rights as the fastest RR in the MPS/F-1000 Class.  READ ON

Miranda Lambert Gives Carrie Underwood a Motorcycle!

Miranda Lambert Gives Carrie Underwood a Motorcycle!Look out! Carrie Underwood may be coming to a highway near you…on a motorcycle!

The country singer was given quite the gift by her friend, Miranda Lambert, over the weekend — and she looks damn good on it. “Well, it’s not every day @mirandalambert buys you a motorcycle!” she tweeted on Saturday. “Next stop, motorcycle driving lessons!!! #RansTheBest.”  READ ON

Riding into the mainstream: Bikes rise to the occasion for women motorcyclists

Kawasaki Ninja 250R: Schmitt rates the Ninja as a great entry-level sportbike for any rider, male or female.  Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/riding-into-the-mainstream-bikes-rise-to-the-occasion-for-women-motorcyclists-1.1763875#ixzz2yCEWwI1cIn North America women already represent 25 per cent of the motorcycling community and the number is growing fast.

So as more and more women decide to choose two wheels over four we look at how to go about choosing the right bike and what it is about motorcycling that's proving so alluring to so many.  READ ON


Motorcycle Crew Has One Requirement, and It Isn’t a License

The Miss-Fires, a women-only motorcycle-group, gather three or four times a week at the Motorgrrl biker garage in Williamsburg. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York TimesInside a biker garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a red 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza was beginning to draw a crowd.

It would not start. Its spark plugs were coated in a thick, black film, but replacing them did not help. The Monza’s owner, who wore a denim vest and leather gloves with fringes, stood over the bike and did some tinkering. The engine roared heartily.

Hollers and whistles broke out in the garage.

“Get it, girl,” someone yelled.  READ ON

MPD motorcycle unit has first active female officer

Corp. Amanda Millwood sits astride the Harley she rides on patrol. She is the first active-duty female in the MPD motorcycle unit. / REBECCA BURYLO/ADVERTISERThose driving along Montgomery’s streets might have at some point passed by Corp. Amanda Millwood riding a Harley.

The only difference is now, Millwood won’t be riding for fun.

Millwood, 35, is the first female officer to be an active member of the Montgomery Police Department’s motorcycle unit and only the third to finish the two-week training course. READ ON

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