Motorcycle Crashes into Vehicle in Rural SE Rochester

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A motorcyclist suffered a broken leg after crashing into a vehicle at a rural intersection in southeast Rochester over the weekend.

Investigators are still looking into the crash, however Sheriff’s Captain James Schueller said the 43-year-old motorcyclist was traveling east on 20th St. Southeast when his motorcycle hit the passenger side of a westbound vehicle that was making a left-hand turn onto 40th Ave. southeast. The crash caused the operator to be thrown from his motorcycle and land in a ditch on the north side of the intersection.

The motorcyclist suffered a broken leg and was transported to a nearby hospital. He was believed to have been traveling around 45 mph at the time of the crash, Schueller said. The crash occurred shortly before noon on Saturday.

The identities of the motorcyclist and the other drivers have not been released. It’s not yet known if the

Seminole County firefighter injured in motorcycle crash dies

A Seminole County firefighter who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash has died.The Oviedo Firefighters group posted the update on Connor Fernandez on social media Sunday morning.Fernandez was seriously injured in a crash in Altamonte Springs earlier this month.His fellow firefighters stepped in to help last week, holding a blood drive to replenish the need for donated blood.“We brought the idea up to his mom, ‘Hey, why don’t we do a pay it forward to where anybody can donate blood,’” said organizer and fireman Justin Esteras.A fundraiser for Fernandez raised more than $50,000.Fernandez had been with The Seminole County Fire Department since 2020.

A Seminole County firefighter who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash has died.

The Oviedo Firefighters group posted the update on Connor Fernandez on social media Sunday morning.

Fernandez was seriously injured in a crash in Altamonte Springs earlier this month.

His fellow firefighters stepped

How Two-Strokes Became the Dominant Performance Engine in Motorcycle Racing

How Suzuki stole communist technology to make their motorcycles faster

Ahh, two-stroke engines. Many people associate the sound (and smell) of a two-stroke with yard equipment, but for motorcycle fans, it signifies something else entirely – performance. See, before emissions regulations were as stringent as they are now, two-stroke motorcycles dominated not only off-road but on road and, more importantly, on racetracks. But how did that happen?

The story of the success of the two-stroke engine is one that involves Nazi missiles, betrayal, industrial espionage and more intrigue than you can shake a bottle of castor oil at, and it’s laid out beautifully in this 20-minute film by YouTuber bart.

The first two-stroke engine was created in Scotland in 1881, but it wasn’t until 1908 that they became practical for use in motorcycles and scooters. These engines were used because they were simple and cheap to produce, but there

Wife’s ‘Controlling’ Rules For Husband’s Motorcycle Leaves Internet Torn

Members of a popular internet forum were left conflicted after one mother expressed her anxieties about her husband’s new motorcycle.

In a viral Reddit post published on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/reluctantmotormama (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said she was not consulted before the purchase and detailed the list of strict decrees she handed down as a results.

Titled, “[Am I the a**hole] for making ‘rules’ regarding [my] husband’s new motorcycle?” the post has received nearly 5,000 upvotes and 2,100 comments in the last day.

“My husband, unbeknownst to me, bought a motorcycle,” OP began. “It’s a sturdy, old Honda from the early aughts in near-mint condition.”

Continuing to explain that she is “horrified” by the purchase, the original poster said the couple recently welcomed their first child and attributed her horror to the prospect of an unfortunate accident.

The original poster also said that, after her demand

Mash Motors reveals X-Ride 650 Trail off-road motorcycle

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Mash Motors has launched a new trail version of its X-Ride 650, complete with a larger front wheel.

The standard X-Ride 650 is based on classic dirt track motorcycles from the 1970s, and features 17-inch wheels front and rear. The new Trail variant, though, is fitted with a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear, to better handle uneven terrain. As for the tires, the Trail comes with a 90/90-21 front, and 130/80-18 rear.

Other than the new front wheel, the X-Ride 650 Trail shares many similarities with the standard X-Ride 650. They both feature a 644cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine producing 39.3 horsepower at 6,000rpm and a five-speed gearbox.

They both also feature 43mm front forks, and ABS which can be disabled. But while the rear disc on both bikes is 240mm, the front disc on the Trail is 280mm, compared to the standard’s 320mm.

The dimensions also differ. The Trail