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As of June 9th, 2019, the State of Texas and motorcycle clubs associated with the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents is officially no longer affiliated with AIM and by default has disassociated with NCOM, and further, will no longer be known as a Confederation of Clubs. This is not a decision that came easy but one that is necessary as we narrow our focus on Texas bikers, Texas legislative matters, and strengthening the Texas motorcycling community. Moving forward, we will operate under the name, Texas Council of Clubs and Independents. Our mission to you, the motorcycling community, is to operate as an organization that serves with transparency, tenacity, and efficiency; without the interference of outside individuals. Texas Council of Clubs and Independents will continue dedicating our time fighting the ever increasing epidemic of motorcycle profiling in the State of Texas while educating the public and our legislators of this constant attack on our Constitutional rights. We will continue to foster relationships with organizations and groups within the State of Texas that share our common interests.

SECOND COMING: Triumph Speed Triple by Ludwig Motorcycles

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Written by Tim Huber.

Artists and builders tend to be extremely critical of their own work. With the benefit of hindsight, it can be hard not to go back and ponder all the things you would have done differently were you given a chance to turn back the clock and take a second crack at an earlier completed work. But after Italy’s Ludwig Motorcycles had one of its 2017 builds suffer a crash, the shop was given the opportunity to turn all those would-haves and should-haves into reality.

Founded and headed up by Riccardo Casarini, Ludwig is a full-service motorcycle shop in Northern Italy. On top of maintenance and a wide array of customization services, the outfit also offers classes teaching riders to wrench. Having only existed for a few years, Ludwig doesn’t have that many builds to its name, however, what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. 

Riccardo hails from Voghera, a small town in Northern Italy in the Oltrepò Pavese region, in Pavia, where he grew up restoring race machinery in his family’s shop. He later graduated from the University of Pavia with a degree in philosophy, writing his thesis entitled the “Estetica della velocità” (or “The Aesthetics Of Speed”). Following college, he moved to Barcelona and got involved in the local custom bike scene, cutting his teeth in the city’s Poblenou district before eventually returning home and setting up his own operation in Voghera.

This cafe’d triple began life as a tired 2004 Triumph Speed Triple and eventually, the bike found its way onto Riccardo’s bench for customization. Ludwig installed a subframe off a

Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman to Do Long Way Up on Harley-Davidson LiveWire

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It’s been 12 years since biking duo and real-life friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode on BMWs from Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa, and 15 since their first adventure of the kind. They are now preparing for their third extended trip, one that will take them from the southernmost tip of Argentina to Los Angeles, or maybe even Alaska, and the most outstanding change is that they’re going fully electric. N... (continue reading >>)

Quadro Brings the Qooder Four-Wheeled Scooter into the U.S.

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For nearly a decade, a Swiss company by the name of Quadro has been turning heads on European roads thanks their unique four-wheeled scooters. And now the brand is getting ready to do business in the good old U.S. of A. In an announcement made this week, the company said it has decided to establish a local subsidiary. It will waste no time in meeting its customers, and at the AIMExpo event in Columbus, Ohio, at the end of this month they ... (continue reading >>)

TRACK WEAPON: Ducati 1098 by Walt Siegl Motorcycles

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Written by Martin Hodgson

A modern sportbike is an amazing thing; 200+hp, ultra-advanced electronics and top of the line suspension and brakes. But apart from the packaging they’re almost all the same and lack so much of the character and charm of their older brethren. So to perfectly meld the best of both, who better to create the ultimate superbike than legendary New Hampshire based builder, Mr Walt Siegl! A race only version of his company’s WSM SBK model, it was commissioned by one very lucky man’s girlfriend, as the Christmas present, we’d all love to have.

Walt Siegl Motorcycles and the man himself need no introduction, for years he’s been crafting some of the best custom bikes in the world and his Ducati’s are in a league of their own. Perhaps his greatest talent is his ability to provide a truly unique motorcycling experience in every manner while still retaining OEM levels of usability and functionality. To test his skills and that of his close-knit team, no project better displays their incredible talents like WSM SBK.

“It was commissioned by the girlfriend of a dear friend of mine that I used to go to the racetrack with many years ago. As a manner of fact I was the one leading him around a track in Michigan for a long weekend and discovered how talented he was so I encouraged him to pick up racing. Many years later he is still extremely quick around any race track and strings together lap times comparable to championship numbers.” Walt tells us.

It all starts with the chromoly frame of a perimeter design but ut



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