Month: August 2009

Hail Storm Pummels Sturgis Friday Night

A severe hail storm swept through Sturgis with unbridled fury Friday evening, shattering windows in cars, denting motorcycles, and creating havoc on campers. Hail the size of tangerines fell almost horizontally, fueled by driving winds as the storm left revelers at Sturgis in a state of shock and disbelief. People scrambled to seek cover under

AIG executives settle over $15 million SEC fraud charges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged two former American International Group (AIG) executives with fraud and securities laws violations. The two ex-AIG corporate leaders agreed to settle the government charges in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Washington government lawyers with the Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against

Latest all-electric offering from Zero lets you explore the dirt and the asphalt

From a press release issued by Zero Motorcycles… The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. Designed to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom. Bypass the ordinary. Blast down a gravel road or a dusty

Steven Tyler recovering from Sturgis spill

A celebrity icon of the motorcycle world brought an unexpected excitement to the 69th Annual Sturgis Rally and an unknown to a rock bands upcoming tour. Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler fell from the stage during his performance at the Buffalo Chip Campground as he sung ‘Love In an Elevator’. The injury has put the

Honda hopes for cut of chopper market

Honda has a new motorcycle that looks about as far from a Honda as one could imagine. “The Fury opens the door to the most extreme level of custom looks,” the company said of the 2010 model. “But once you’re rolling, the Fury experience is all about that special bond between rider and machine: the

Flagler deputy injured in traffic accident

A Flagler County sheriff’s deputy responding to a crash on a motorcycle was injured Wednesday when a tractor-trailer struck him in Palm Coast, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. Sgt. Michael Van Buren, 42, was riding west on Palm Coast Parkway when he collided with a tractor-trailer coming from the northbound Interstate 95 exit ramp, said sheriff’s

Craigslist Scam

The scam: There’s nothing better than hitting the open road on a beautiful motorcycle, unless it’s on a hot ride that you snagged at a bargain price. That was the offer facing Jim, a local reader of We’ve Got Your Back. Being a smart guy, Jim dug into the details and sniffed out a scam.