Vermont Motorcycle Features

Holiday Shop Locally
December is hard on Vermont motorcyclists: the riding is over, it's dark and cold and and spring is four months away. A riding gift for the holidays can make these dark days bearable, providing hours of pleasant daydreaming. We spoke to Mary at Roadside Marine in Williston, Deb at Green Mou...  read article
Jason and Tracy Cummings at On The Rise Bakery in Richmond
It can take a lifetime to learn the best places to ride - or you can tour with Jason and Tracy Cummings of Lonesome Roads Motorcycle Adventures and learn from them. The Hinesburg couple started a motorcycle touring business this fall to share their passion for riding and their love for Verm...  read article
Fresh donuts, made minutes ago
No motorcycle season is complete without a donut run to Cold Hollow Cider Mill on VT-100 in Waterbury Center. Their unique cider donuts are the perfect balance of crispy outside, tender inside -- not too sweet  -- and always warm and fresh: perfect for restoring my core on a cold fall ...  read article
Drying out wet, memory filled photos
Ray Atwood, owner of Ray's Cycles in Bolton, awoke the morning after tropical storm Irene to see three feet of water surrounding his shop and spilling into the basement of his house. He rushed out to his shop and found floating inventory, water invading motorcycle motors and valuable automo...  read article
Cows grazing in a field next to VT-100, Stockbridge VT

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated - Mark Twain. Twain wasn't speaking of hurricane Irene damaged in Vermont, but he could have been. Irene did damage some of Vermont's best motorcycling roads, but did not destroy riding in Verm...  read article

Eric Milano of Moto Vermont with KLX250
Chance can turn any motorcycle ride into an adventure. Moto Vermont, a new Williston VT company specializing in outfitting and renting adventure touring motorcycles, wants to turn your next ride into the best kind of adventure....  read article
Deb Pearson and her 2011 Electra Glide Classic
Deb Pearson, Marketing and Events Manager at Green Mountain Harley Davidson in Essex Junction, will cross one off her "bucket list" this August when she participates in the Hoka Hey Challenge: a 10 thousand mile cross-country motorcycle challenge. Pearson is riding in the Hoka Hey to see the...  read article
Robin - Bonnie Girl - Andrews
The Bennington Triumph Bash is the longest running farewell party on record. The party is now four years old and growing....  read article
Motus MST-01 American Made Sport Touring
Riders looking to purchase a sporting, performance oriented American made motorcycle now have a choice, Motus Motorcycles of Birmingham Alabama. The focus of the new company is their MST-01 sport-touring machine designed for long-range comfort, performance and fun. If the warranty guarantees...  read article
Riders at Vermont Bike Night
Riding your motorcycle is an individual activity, but that doesn't mean you need to enjoy it alone.  Motorcyclist are fun-loving people and bike nights are great places to meet other motorcyclists.Bike nights are regular gatherings of motorcyclist to meet, hang-out and have a few laughs. The...  read article
Rider training is a motorcycle accessory that transfers to every bike you ride, for as long as you ride. Training makes you smoother, safer, faster and more confident. With knowledge and skill, riding becomes more relaxed and enjoyable. If this summer is your first season or your twentieth, ...  read article
Jay Davidson and Stephane Roux at App-Gap
Jay Davidson of Lee NH and Stephane Roux of Terrebonne QC didn’t know each other in 1983, but they shared a dream of owning a limited edition KZ1000R Superbike Replica. As time went on, the men matured. The bike was unattainable, beyond reach, a young man’s fantasy. Twenty-seven years later,...  read article
Mike Bedor explains tuning with a Dynojet 250i dynamometer
John Lyon, General Manger of Wilkins Harley Davidson in Barre tells a story about his uncle, Alan Wilkins using a stethoscope to diagnosis a motorcycle while riding down the road. Alan would press the scope against the motor as he rode, carefully listening for clues on how to tune the engine...  read article
David Ball of Milton's 2006 Softail Nighttrain
While 100 plus horsepower is common for modern sportbikes, creating a hundred horsepower Harley is more of a challenge. A stock FXST Softtail produces 57.7 horsepower and 71.8 foot pounds of torque measure at the rear wheel, according to Motorcycle Consumer News tests....  read article
Julie Graves
Powder coating can withstand impact and the application releases no volatile organic compounds, making powder coating more durable and less harmful to the environment than paint. Until recently, however, paint has had the clear advantage in looks. That is changing, as the finish options for ...  read article
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