Motorcycle News Roundup for 10.3.14

by CAbiker on October 3, 2014

We’ve had a bit of a lull, but we’re back on track and rounding up the top stories relating to motorcycles from over the past few weeks. Here’s what was being written about while we were away:

Cyclists should be well aware that HOV lanes are fair game when on a motorcycle, but what about the FasTrak lanes? The LA Times answered the question in a thorough fashion. Short answer: it depends on where you’re riding. Read the article for specifics.

In “well that’s unusual” news, a stolen Harley-Davidson is being returned after 42 years. The 1954 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide motorcycle was taken from a North Carolina residence back in 1972 and was only recently reunited with the son of the original owner.

Not surprisingly, it was an electric motorcycle that won the recent Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. Zero Motorcycles’ 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle covered 172 miles at a cost of only $2.29, or approximately 1.3 cents per mile.

Speaking of Zero Motorcycles, the LA Times featured a quick preview of the electronic bike manufacturer’s 2015 lineup.

Also on the new bike front, Forbes took a look at the new Ducati 2015 Scrambler. The bike should be available in dealerships by January 2015.

Lastly, the iconic bike from Easy Rider is up for auction later this month. The motorcycle is expected to go for as much as one million dollars, so start scrimping together some change now and you’ll have a shot at the winning bid when it goes up for sale on October 18th.

That’s it for now, but if we missed any major news let us know. And, as always, ride safe!