Polaris Shutting Down Victory Motorcycles

January 9, 2017

Victory Motorcycle Important Announcement   MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2017) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations. Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Today’s announcement does not affect any other Polaris business…


Top 10 V-Twin blog stories of 2016

December 31, 2016

2016 was a great year for V-twin motorcycles, Harley-Davidson introduce it’s first new engine in 18 years, Indian Motorcycle proved it’s a force to be reckoned with and Victory showed us pure performance and engineering can look cool. 2016 also saw the birth of The V-Twin Blog one of the fastest rising motorcycle sites in the world, and that is all thanks to you! I wanted to thank all of you readers for…


5 ways motorcycles have made my life better

December 26, 2016

  As we close out 2016 I am here reflecting on how motorcycles have made my life better, below I have compiled a list of 5 ways owning and riding a motorcycle have made my life better: 1. Better driver Recent studies conducted revealed that motorcyclists have a better knowledge of the rules of the road than people on four wheels.  In 2012 Equity Red Star compared car drivers to…


5 things I wish I’d known when I started doing my own motorcycle maintenace

December 21, 2016

Youtube is your shop hand Back in the day you would have to either call up a buddy that knew how to work on bikes, quiz the mechanic at the local shop or dealership on how to do the work, or just through trial and error hope you get it right. In the information age, YouTube has become a great how-to resource. A channel like Delboys Garage brings a huge library of repair…


Hear the V-Twin Blogger on the Motorcycle Men Podcast

November 30, 2016

This week I was honored to have the opportunity to be interviewed for the motorcycle men podcast and talk about a bunch of topics include the blog, here is a description and a link to episode 62. You can definitely hear how much fun we had with the interview. This is mature content. From the Motorcycle Men website: http://motorcyclemen.us/episodes/blog/episode-62-no-buktu-cold-weather-and-larry EPISODE 62 – NO BUKTU, COLD WEATHER AND LARRY  Hello boys and girls,…


How to buy a motorcycle helmet online

November 28, 2016

I’ve stated before that I am guilty of not wearing a helmet most of the time but,  I do believe in wearing one (I just don’t believe in being forced to wear one). With that being said, I decided to create a post about buying a motorcycle helmet online since gift card season is just around the corner, and buying a helmet might not be a bad way to send some…


Tips for Winterizing your Motorcycle

October 23, 2016

Most motorcycles perform best when they’re used regularly, the most effective way of preparing your bike for winter is to simply keep riding it. But most of us don’t live in a climate that allows a 365-day riding year. So unfortunately, we need to prepare our rides for some period of winter storage. Here are some tips to help you winterize you bike and make sure it’s ready in the spring.  …


Tom Medley’s Long Lost Motorcycle Hero – Flat Out Snodgrass

October 21, 2016

While artist Tom Medley was best known for his character Stroker McGurk in Hot Rod magazine, he penned a memorable motorcycle character as well — Flat Out Snodgrass in Cycle magazine. And the new book, Stroker-The Artistic Works of Tom Medley, features many forgotten Snodgrass cartoons.   In the early post-WW2 era, hot rods, dragsters and lakes racers weren’t the only engine-driven machines that were popular. Interest in motorcycles was…