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ABATE of Washington Black Thursday 2019

ABATE of Washington will hold their annual “Black Thursday” event on January 17. The event gives Washington motorcyclists a chance to let state legislators know what they think of proposed laws and changes to laws that affect all motorcycle enthusiasts.   It begins at 10 a.m. with an optional ride led ...
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By Eagle Leather
  01/17/2019 at 01:36 am

Virtual Reality: The Next Motorcycle Frontier

It’s been almost four years since Victory Motorcycle teamed up with Oculus Rift to produce a virtual motorcycle ride. Participants sat on a Victory bike and wore the Oculus Rift apparatus. The ride began when they were dropped off the back of a trailer (while sitting on a static Victory bike) ready to ride the Needles Highway ...
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By Eagle Leather
  01/15/2019 at 01:34 am

3D Printing + Motorcycles

The NOWLabs Division of Germany’s BigRep company has printed a working motorcycle. In a tour de force of 3-D printing technology, except for the electrical components, all the parts of the motorcycle were printed using plastic filament. That means, from the seat to the tires, it’s all 3-D printed. The bike ...
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By Eagle Leather
  01/04/2019 at 02:07 am

'Tis The Season

It’s that time of year—gift-giving season. This week, let’s think about gifts for men. One of the nicest possible gifts is the gift of warmth. The Gerbing Torrid Softshell Vest ...
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By Eagle Leather
  12/14/2018 at 19:13 pm

Tis The Season

It’s that time of year—gift-giving season. This week, let’s think about gifts for men. One of the nicest possible gifts is the gift of warmth. The Gerbing Torrid Softshell Vest ...
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By Eagle Leather
  12/14/2018 at 19:09 pm

The Flying Motorcycle

Next time the highway turns into a parking lot during your commute, imagine soaring above the traffic in a flying motorcycle. Sure, it seems impossible now, but remember that Orville Wright said it would be forever impossible to cross the Atlantic in an airplane. The future always comes faster than we expect. In fact, ...
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By Eagle Leather
  12/07/2018 at 02:18 am

Share The Spirit

We’ve just remembered all the things we are thankful for. We’ve shopped ‘til we dropped for Christmas gifts. Now let’s spare some thought and effort for those who have less. Every year the Salvation Army provides toys for children who would otherwise go without through its Toy ‘n Joy Shop. And every ye ...
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By Eagle Leather
  11/30/2018 at 03:45 am

Tools + Techniques

Even if you don’t have a ton of mechanical knowledge, you can get a lot of pleasure (and save money) by doing at least some of your own motorcycle maintenance. Don’t get in over your head—leave critical systems like brakes and steering to the pros unless you really, really know what you’re doing. You can fin ...
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By Eagle Leather
  11/23/2018 at 22:40 pm

Motorcycle Fashion: Through The Ages

The very first motorcycle riders were wealthy gentlemen who rode in leisurely style. They wore tweed suits, full-length boots, and flat caps. When motorcycles became faster in the early years of the twentieth century, and motorcycles were more widely used, gauntlets entered the motorcyclist wardrobe. Among the first to protect thei ...
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By Eagle Leather
  11/09/2018 at 03:10 am

A Safety Kit Fit For Murphy's Law

Murphy’s Law says that if something can go wrong, it will. That’s true of motorcycles, and especially if you travel off the beaten path, you may have to make some repairs on your own. Let’s consider what tools you should carry with you to turn a disaster into a challenge you can meet. A handy tool is ...
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By Eagle Leather
  11/09/2018 at 02:48 am

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