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Adam Sandoval and Paris Harley Davidson set Guinness book of world record for most Harley Davidsons in a ride

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It may have taken him four attempts but Adam Sandoval of Scootin’ America finally claimed the world record he has been longing to bring back to America.

On Oct. 5, the newest world record for the largest Harley Davidson motorcycle parade was set right here in Paris, Texas.

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Sandoval teamed up for a second time with Paris Harley Davidson as they put the call out to Harley riders all of the nation to ‘Bring it Home’ to America.

The official route the motorcycles had to travel was around 3-miles long and it all took place at Cox Field Airfield.

What was supposed to begin at 12:45 p.m. with kickstands up, as they say, was pushed out to around 1:30 p.m. due to the influx of riders that came out on the day.

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Why Motorcycle Clubs Are Not Gangs

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There has been a one-sided war going on between law enforcement and motorcycle clubs for many years. This war is not a literal physical conflict in the traditional sense, but rather a war of words most often played out in the media and courtrooms across America. A war over public perception. And there is no better example than government authorities and the media applying the term “gang” to vilify and persecute motorcycle clubs and their members.

 

The National Council of Clubs (NCOC), representing the interests of motorcycle clubs and thousands of their members nationwide, is adamantly opposed to using the term “gang” to describe motorcycle clubs. The NCOC requests that media outlets and public officials immediately discontinue the practice.

  • Gang labeling results in Selective Enforcement of the law and profiling, tangibly impacting civil liberties. Motorcycle clubs are First Amendment protected associations and most clubs and members are living examples of expressive conduct, as demonstrated by an irrefutable dedication to charitable causes and political

 

  • The only statistical and demographic data available invalidates the “gang” label. 87% of MC members vote and are politically active, 73% are employed, 98% have no felony record, and 38% have served in the US military.

 

  • Just as the highly publicized criminal actions of a few officers does not mean all cops are corrupt, the criminal acts of the few do not justify applying the term “gang” to all members of a motorcycle club. That would amount to guilt by

 

Gang labeling and civil liberties

 

Gang and gang member defined

The term “gang” in the legislative or legal arena has a much more specific definition than in media circles and even law enforcement. In the legal context, the Due Process Clause and the 1st Amendment require that an individual be directly connected to criminal activity of the alleged gang before they are considered a gang member. This is a more stringent standard than the mere “membership in an organization” standard that the media uses for reporting and that law enforcement uses for inclusion into a gang database, for example.

 

In fact, when prosecuting a member of an alleged gang, evidence of criminal wrongdoing by other members of an organization that don’t involve the defendant are properly excluded by the Federal Rules of Evidence because such evidence is cumulative and unduly prejudicial. This interpretation of the term “gang” or “gang member” is consistent with the First Amendment to the US Constitution. On the other hand, targeting an individual based on the “gang” label for mere membership in any organization is unconstitutional.

 

It’s a matter of semantics with tangible implications. Being put into a gang database does not mean that an individual is considered a gang member by statute because gang databases are intended only for investigation, not as evidence. So, a direct connection to criminal activity is not required before entering and individual into a gang database. The problem occurs when law enforcement makes a gang member determination based on the mere membership standard when enforcing statutes that legally require a direct connection to gang crimes.

 

Gangs, Due Process, and the First Amendment

Motorcycle clubs are First Amendment protected associations. Restrictions solely based on association in a motorcycle club violate the First Amendment. There is “no evidence that by merely wearing [motorcycle club] “colors,” an individual is “involved in or associated with the alleged violent or criminal activity of other [motorcycle club] members. It is a fundamental principle t

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Look Preview

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Kawasaki’s pulls the wraps off its updated-for-2020 Ninja 650 ABS. Featuring sharper and racier body panels, in line with the rest of the Ninja family, this parallel twin 650 is a kinder, more gentle sportbike for everyday street riders.

Viewed from the front, it's apparent the styling direction Kawasaki gravitates toward, with the 650's front end borrowing cues from the Ninja 400 and ZX-6R. Specifically its snout is wider with a more pronounced slant evoking a greater sense of speed. A pair of LED headlamps sit inside, each featuring individual low and high beam circuits and aesthetically pleasing position lamps. This helps the NInja rider stand out on the road.

Related: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 650/ABS/KRT Edition

Kawasaki gives its 650-powered twin a face-lift and electronics makeover for the 2020 model year.
Kawasaki gives its 650-powered twin a face-lift and electronics makeover for the 2020 model year. (Kawasaki Motors Corp./)

The windscreen fits flush with the upper fairing and the external fasteners that traditionally secure the bodywork have been eliminated for a modern, streamlined look. A colorful iPhone 6-sized TFT-type instrument panel keeps tabs on the motorcycle’s vitals. The 4.3-inch display incorporates Bluetooth functionality so the rider can pair their smartphone via Kawasaki’s new proprietary Rideology app.

Related: First Ride Review: 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650

The Ninja 650 now benefits from a 4.3-inch color TFT display that offers Bluetooth functionality.
The Ninja 650 now benefits from a 4.3-inch color TFT display that offers Bluetooth functionality. (Kawasaki Motors Corp./)

This allows the rider to access features including GPS-enabled route logging and machine vitals. When paired, it also displays telephone alerts while riding. Ride settings and history are automatically saved to the smartphone app so the rider can view this information away from the motorcycle.

Kawaski didn’t forget about the passenger either, fitting a wider and more well-padded seat that also incorporates a larger hip support lip for the person in front.

Like before, the Ninja 650 is powered by a liquid-cooled 649cc parallel-twin that’s mated to a six-speed transmission. It puts power back to the new and lighter Dunlop Sportmax RoadSport 2 160/60-series tire via a chain final drive. The engine delivers nearly 58 hp and 42 pound-feet torque the last time we ran it on the dyno.

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