River Falls Public Library’s motorcycle exhibit woos bikers and bookish … quietly
News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

River Falls – A library is an unlikely place to see a 1934 Harley or Honda crotch rocket.

In fact it’s a good bet the term “crotch rocket” is rarely uttered inside the quiet, hallowed halls of a book repository.

But the public library in the western Wisconsin community of River Falls is currently a great place to see a small but comprehensive exhibit of vintage motorcycles for free, no library card required.

“That’s a Fine Motorbike” opened last month in the downstairs exhibit area of the River Falls Public Library. The exhibition runs through Jan. 27.

Among the 25 motorcycles: a 1942 World War II-era Harley decked out with canteen and rifle holster; a 1947 fan-powered bicycle; a 2001 Rally BMW ridden on the Baja 1000 course; a 1966 Triton 750 with a silver gas tank as shiny as a mirror; and a 1969 450 Honda police motorcycle complete with siren, flashing lights and first aid kit.

There are Hondas, Suzukis, Nortons, Triumphs, Harleys and BMWs. Two-wheeled vehicles that putt-putt and vroom, that cost a couple hundred bucks to thousands. Motorcycles that look like they’ve sat in a barn for decades, ones that look like they just finished a cross-country trip and some as if they’ve never touched asphalt.

There’s a customized 1998 FXWG Dyna Wide Glide Harley that resembles a yellow surfboard on wheels with peacock b…………… continues on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Baker Drivetrain to Exhibit at Big Bike Europe
News from MotorcycleUSA.com:

Baker Drivetrain, the noted American motorcycle transmission parts manufacturer headed by Bert and Lisa Baker, is to exhibit at BIG BIKE EUROPE in 2013.

Since Bert and Lisa started their business in the mid 1990′s, they have established Baker Drivetrain as one of the premier drivetrain manufacturers in the v-twin motorcycle industry, with a reputation for quality and innovation that makes them an ideal fit for BIG BIKE EUROPE.

BIG BIKE EUROPE is the all-new expo for the motorcycle industry in Europe, focused on parts, accessories, custom, performance, service, workshop and tuning.

A ‘non-selling’ Pro-Grade expo, BIG BIKE EUROPE is the new, permanent host event for the acclaimed AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building (2013 will see the World Championship mark its 10th anniversary and first ever appearance in Europe), and will stage the first annual International Motorcycle/Custom Industry Conference.

BIG BIKE EUROPE will be a three day expo offering exhibitors an all-new Invitational as well as open-admittance attendance strategy.

The first day (Friday May 10th, 2013) is an “Invitation Only” day set aside…………… continues on MotorcycleUSA.com

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