The year is coming to a close so let’s take a look back at the top stories of 2009 in the world of motorcycles after the jump. Buell Motorcycles Shut Down Harley-Davidson made the shocking announcement Oct. 15 it would discontinue Buell Motorcycles. Though Harley-Davidson’s financial struggles weren’t a surprise, the decision to shut down […]
Daytona Bike Week 2009
Bikes, Beach and Babes!
The 68th Daytona Beach Bike Week officially kicks off today and will run until Sunday, March 8th. The event has become the unofficial start of the motorcycle season and claims to be the world’s largest motorcycle event. Go to the Official Bike Week site to get all the info for accommodations, restaurants and a calendar of events.
It all began back on January 24, 1937 during the first running of the Daytona 200. Ed Kretz of Monterey Park, CA was the first winner of the race, riding an Indian motorcycle, averaging 73.34 mph on a track that was a 3.2 mile beach and road course.
Look for our event coverage on Motorcycle.com. We will show you all the bikes, racing and, of course, the babes that we can find at the event we all look forward to every year.