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Do Motorcycles Save You Money?

by Jo Kelley

How to Save Money: Trade in Four Wheels for Two

It’s no mystery to all you bikers out there: motorcycles are money-savers. Even the physical makeup of a motorcycle is a telling sign of its frugality: it’s smaller than a compact car, and it only has two wheels instead of four (some have three, but that’s still fewer than four!). If you’d like a thorough breakdown of what exactly makes two wheels such a great investment, I’ve prepared some notes.

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How Much Extra Will You Pay for a Brand New Motorcycle?

by Logan Reed

New rides from the dealership are expensive; buy a used motorcycle online instead.

Do you know how to calculate a keystone markup? How about a brand-new bike’s annual motorcycle depreciation value? These are some of the setbacks you’ll encounter when you buy a new motorcycle from your local dealership.  

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Tips for International Motorcycle Touring

by Jo Kelley

Before you saddle up for your first overseas adventure, you’d best know what to expect.

Most of us have a bucket list full of places we’ll only be able to visit once in this lifetime, which is daunting when you consider all you have to do to get there: months of planning, creating a budget, and buying the appropriate gear. So, before you move that kickstand even a centimeter off the ground, do yourself, your bucket list, and your wallet a favor and plan ahead. 

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The Original Indian Wrecking Crew: Pioneers of the American Flat Track

by Jo Kelley

Dominating the flat track since before many of us were born, the original Indian “Wrecking Crew” left an enduring mark on American and Indian Motorcycle history.

The history of Indian Motorcycles runs deep for anyone who’s ridden a straight-away at death-defying speeds, and members of the newest Indian “Wrecking Crew” can attest.

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Sturgis, South Dakota: Photos of Then and Now

by Jo Kelley

A History of Meade County, South Dakota through Photos

Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the city of Sturgis in Meade County seems to be nothing more than a small town with a population not much higher than 6,000.