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April Fools 2019 in Motorcycling

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It’s April Fools Day, which means there’s going to be a couple of fake news stories that are good for a laugh or a cringe. In alphabetical order, here’s everything I could find in terms of April Fools stories this year from our favorite brands in US motorcycling:

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Join Me – “Electric Revolution” Exhibit Opening at the Petersen

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Almost exactly a year after the debut of Paul d’Orleans’ Custom Revolution exhibit at the Petersen, he’s back for Revolution 2: Electric Boogaloo. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. According to the Petersen, Custom Revolution was the world’s first exhibit that’s focused on “alternative motorcycle customization”. Electric Revolution continues Paul’s pioneering guest curation ways as it is “the world’s first exhibition …

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Press Release – Nonstop to Nowhere

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On March 29th, Paul Pelland (you may know him as Longhaulpaul) already owns two long distance riding records, and he’s going to attempt number three “by riding a motorcycle 24 hours non-stop on a dynamometer”. If you live near Gardner, Massachusetts you can check out the attempt in person at Rob’s Dyno Services, otherwise you’ll be able to stream it …

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Press Release – Aprilia Racers Days 2019

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One of the coolest OEM-supported programs last year was Aprilia’s Racers Days, as it gave customers the opportunity to test bikes like the RSV4 and Tuono on a track with support from AGV, Dainese, and Pirelli. Racers Days returns for 2019 with an expanded schedule – now there’s seven events at six locations from coast to coast for you to …

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Reader Poll – Prettiest Bikes of All Time?

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The natural way to follow up with the results of your Ugliest Bikes of All Time is, of course, to look at the other extreme. So let’s try it again, and this time we’ll see what you guys and gals think are the prettiest bikes of all time. Let me know what you think in the comments below and I’ll …

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Story Intermission – New Year’s Resolutions

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If you don’t follow the folks over at RevZilla’s Common Tread, then you missed a recent story about New Year’s Resolutions. Every year, Revzilla asks “the Common Tread regulars, our contributors, friends of ZLA and a few others around the motorcycle industry” what they resolve to do in the upcoming year. This year, they foolishly asked me for my two …