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Search for road trip destinations by name, city, state, region or Zip code. Plan everything — where to stay, what to do, how to get there, where to eat. Go back and forth between Who, What, When, Where and How to customize a road trip.

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The Toyko Connection – No Sushi Here!

How does it ride? No one knows or isn’t saying but we would love to get our mits on it and race it down to our local pub. BTW… do you see the bi-plane? Let us know… we see a snarling street-wise bad boy.

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Bud Ekins Passes Away at 77

Bud Ekins Passes Away at 77

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Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler In MC Bid’ness

You get on one of these bikes and you can ride for days. These bikes are sick, rugged, and just damn cool, and they’re amazing to look at!

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More Pics of 2007 Bonneville

The Fun, the Sun and the Methanol. The 2007 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats had it all! Check out the latest gallery of images from the sticky white salt. Or take a listen to our interviews on YouTube Tuesday.

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Honda Prototypes – Cool Factor +10

Honda’s motorcycle exhibition will feature World Premiere concept models (prototype), pre-launch models, and a comprehensive line-up of other motorcycles and advanced environmental and safety technologies.

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A 4th Year Anniversary to Remember!

In spite of gusts up to 50mph, the turnout was still impressive at Metric Thunder’s 4th Anniversary Party. Over 150 bikes showed up during the course of the day. Everything from Hayabusas to Harleys, VTX 1800s, VTX1300s, Road Stars, V-Stars, … Continue reading

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Yamaha’s Next Cruiser?

The Yamaha Tesseract concept looks and drives basically like a motorcycle, except for the fact that it has four wheels instead of two.

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YouTube Tueday: Bonneville – Run Whatcha Brung

Thunder Bob Interviews Racers

Run Whatcha Brung class is for guys and gals to come out to the salt and run their streetbikes.

It allows enthusiasts to slightly modify their mounts (like taping their headlights) and blast off for a run. The runs were timed but were not recorded for records.

Great fun… You can tell they were having a blast.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Sale Extended ’til November 30th!

Metric Thunder Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Savings on Selected Items for Your Ride! All Thanksgiving Sale items are subject to availability and the special discounted prices are only good up until 10PM Pacific Standard time on Friday, November … Continue reading

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Hard Krome & RoadBurner Donate 2 Grand Prizes!!

Win a brand new exhaust system from Hard Krome or RoadBurner for your V-Twin! We’ve just added two grand prizes worth over $700 each! One complete set of Hard Krome and one complete set of RoadBurner exhaust for your Metric … Continue reading

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Torian Chopper Leathers Now at Metric Thunder

Metric Thunder, one of the nation’s leading motorcycle accessories and parts sellers for cruisers worldwide, announced their move into apparel with the inclusion of Torian Chopper Leathers at their new showroom and headquarters.

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Plan Your Day at Metric Thunder – October 21st

There will be plenty to see and do at our upcoming party, so we’ve put together a schedule of events to give you an idea of what’s happening and when. Last time around we had some folks show up about … Continue reading

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The Raider Looks Like a Winner for 2008

Thunder Bob has the 411 on the 2008 Raider “S” and Raider from Star Motorcycle Company.

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Bikini-“Feast” A Guinness World Record

Metric Thunder’s Hard Hitting News – Two-piece garments worn by women for athletic purposes have been observed on Greek urns and paintings, dated as early as 1400 BC. Ancient artwork from over 1700 years ago in Villa Romana del Casale have depicted women in garments resembling modern-day bikinis.

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Metric Thunder Saddle Contest Update…

We haven’t forgotten you, just a bit behind! Due to an unforeseen family tragedy, final contest winners and seat deliveries have fallen behind. Many have written or called to ask for current status and we were not in a position … Continue reading

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Metric Thunder’s 4 Year Anniversary Party!

We’re gonna be celebrating 4 years and the grand opening of our new location in Orange! As our way of saying thanks to our customers, we are throwing a party with free food, drinks, live music, over $5,000 in raffle … Continue reading

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Only In the UK Two-Wheeled Limo

Metric Thunder reports on a two wheeled innovation in London, England. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin LimoBike zips around the big city and out to the airports, giving those enigmatic Brits a thrill ride with service on Yamaha FJR1300’s.

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Bonneville 2007 Report: Volume II

Thunder Bob and the Bikernet TV Team shot action photography, video of record runs and interviews of the racers at the 2007 Bonneville.

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Bonneville Report: Volume I

After 660 miles and 12 hours on the road from Metric Thunder, we finally arrived on the hallowed grounds of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on Labor Day, September 3rd. The long journey was more than worth the speeding … Continue reading

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Metric Thunder Report: Racing in Bonneville

Thunder Bob is packing… and heading to Bonneville. For your reading enjoyment we have put together an excerpt from our friends at Bikernet. They are heading to Bonneville to take the Worlds Fastest Panhead title.

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Karma Foot-tra: Passenger Constellation Floorboard with Flip Out Arm

Metric Thunder is your Kuryakyn Warehouse. We have got it all. If we don’t have it or can’t get it, they don’t make it. Kuryakyn’s Passenger Constellation Boards look good and work well.

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Metric Thunder: Kuryakan Hypercharger Produces Hyper Results

Kuryakan Hypercharger Produces Hyper Results and Metric Thunder has the video to showcase this fine piece of motorcycle magic.

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Super-spy Jason Bourne Has Super Motorcycle Chase

Win a T-Shirt — Super-spy Jason Bourne receives the top rating from Metric Thunder… 5 Grease Rags out of 5! A pure adrenaline ride.

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Storage, I Don’t Need No Stinkin Storage!

Metric Thunder has Motorcycle Luggage – Everyone needs storage. And Kuryakyn has developed a set that is just about perfect for every motorcycle cruiser. It doesn’t matter how you roll, these bags look good and work as advertised.

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YouTube Tueday: Ricky Gervais on Letterman

Coinciding with Ricky’s visit to New York for his sell-out American stand-up debut, David Letterman’s Late Show invited Ricky to appear for the eighth time on the show… May 16th, The Late Show, CBS – Ricky Gervais on Letterman 23.01.07

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YouTube Tueday: NHRA – Crash, Boom, Bang

Why do we watch racing? For the crashes! We want to see a spectacular fireball and the racer walk away without a smudge.

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Metric Thunder’s Promotion – Tickets to the Duel At the Docs

The next Metric Thunder promotion is all about the new professional sport of Supermoto racing at the last race of the season in Long Beach. It’s got the Stars, the Bikes and the Umbrella Girls! – Details coming soon

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The D&D / Custom Chrome V-Bike vs. Fatbook Flyer Smackdown

The D&D / Custom Chrome V-Bike vs. Fatbook Flyer Smackdown – Bonneville is coming up and our friends at D&D Exhaust and Bikernet are going. We are following along for the latest details.

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YouTube Tueday: Red Bull Model Photo Shoot

Amanda Beard is a two-time Olympic gold medalist with golds at both the 1996 Atlanta and 2004 Athens Games. She also has four silver medals and a bronze to her credit.

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The 2008 Softail Line From the Company

The 2008 Softail Line From the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company is presented by Metric Thunder

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eBay Special Construction – V6 Roadster

2.5 V6 Alfa Romeo engined motorcycle the “Alfabeast”, all aluminum overhead cam V6 shoe horned into a Kraftek frame with a 4-speed Harley transmission

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Thinking of Adding a Wheel? Try Triking!

The old Morgan 3 wheelers were very cool looking and there is a company in England, Triking Cyclecars, building kits with a Moto Guzzi engine.

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Electric Motorcycle Available 2008

The world’s first rechargeable plug-in motorcycle, called the Enertia, will be available next year – It’s electrifying!

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The Best Looking Yamaha Road Liner Custom

Look what you can do with a Yamaha Road Liner Engine – A high tech board-track style motorcycle.

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Is That a Hemi in Your Bike?

Revolution Performance Motors patented Hemi 4- Valve heads move 1.5 times more air than the stock 2 valve head. (That means more HP) Due to the hemispherical design of the heads and the position of the spark plug in the center of the chamber, engines are able to run less timing advance.

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S&S Cycle Revved Up About 50th Anniversary

2008 will mark the 50th Anniversary of S&S Cycle Inc. To celebrate this monumental event, S&S has put together the most exciting celebration the motorcycle industry has ever seen. The 50-year celebration will feature 50 builders using 50 special S&S engines to build 50 custom bikes and compete for the $50,000 Grand Prize.

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New Harley Rockers Look Hard and Low

Metric Thunder Report – 2008 FXCW Rocker and FXCWC Rocker C

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Just In – 2008 Harley-Davidson Product Release

Metric Thunder Report – 2008 Harley-Davidson Product Release

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New Liquid-Cooled Buell Hits the Street

Buell finally gets liquid cooling in the Buell 1125R Superbike, an all-new high-performance sportbike powered by an 1125cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine.

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On Assignment: Smoke Out East

North Carolina in June is hot, hot, hot. So the clothes came off and the top-heavy babes were young, strong and proud. This became pretty much a clothing optional event. I sent a number of pics to Thunder Bob but he’ll probably keep them for himself. – Mouser

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Kuryakyn Self Amplified Speakers

COMING SOON – Get Your Tunes Right Here! The speakers connect directly to your bike’s 12V electrical system.

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Metric Thunder is Growing

Metric Thunder is Growing and Moving! Our new address is 307 W. Taft Suite A, Orange, CA 92865 – Google Map Link

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Jay and Wagner Hangin’ at the Rock Store

This pair looks like they were rejected American Idol contestants!! There’s a great little biker friendly bar/hangout deep in the heart of the Santa Monica mountains about 10 miles inland from Malibu Beach.

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Kuryakyn Depot: Motorcycle Mirrors

Have a jones for Kuryakyn? Our warehouse bulges with gear. Check out our selection of Turn Signal Mirrors. If they make it we got it or can get it.

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Kuryakyn Glare Professional Polish

Get an orgasmic shine with Glare Professional Polish – Yeah, it’s a few extra bucks than the average polish. But Glare’s high quality formula actually penetrates the paint’s surface and forms a covalent bond that results in a rock-hard glass barrier against oxidation, corrosion and UV rays.

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Karma “Foot-tra” Baby!

More Positions – The Better the Ride At Metric Thunder, we know: The more positions, the better the ride. And we like customizing cruisers for both

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Dane Shows The Pain

Showing the Phoenix Tattoo – “To thine own self be true.”
~The Dane

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Kuryakyn Gran-ThrowOver Bags

She says, “Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back no more.” Well, that’s OK with you because, not only do you have a pair of dynamite wheels, you’ve got some awesome Kuryakyn Gran-ThrowOver Bags to pack your stuff in.

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Kuryakyn Widow Pegs, Baby

We believe it is details like the Kuryakyn Widow Footpeg will distinguish your Metric Motorcycle from all the others.

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