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2018 LA Moto Calendar Announcements

Dec. 31, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose

As we look to 2018, Mark and I wish all of you a host of two-wheeled adventures in 2018, no matter what you ride. The year is already shaping up to be a great one on the moto scene in Los Angeles with numerous annual events already announcing their dates: The Outlier's Guild Custom Motorcycle Show returns for a second year to DTLA, March 31; The Californian, A Celebration of Sound, Taste and Speed , moves up to May 5 at Santa Anita Park to coincide with the 2018 running of the Kentucky Derby; the 4th Invitation Why We Ride to the Quail is set for May 4 and 5; Babes in the Dirt 4 (April 27-29) and Babes Ride Out 6 (Oct. 18-21) are on the calendar; and Born Free 10 celebrates a decade June 23 and 24 in Silverado, CA. I'm sure there will be many more announcements to come as the year gears up.

As always LA Motorcyclist will maintain a consumate calendar of local events for you to plan your moto year around. Got an LA-based Moto Event coming up? Get it on the LA Motorcyclist Calendar by using our handy Events Submission Form. We'll need a brief description, a logo or artwork, contact info, and any relevant links to event websites or social media pages. Get listed now.

Happy New Year!

Dec. 20, 2017

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in 2018.

Women's Motorcycle Show | Jan. 13, 2018

Dec. 20, 2017

Showcasing bikes for women, built by women, and celebrating seven years of Motolady, the 3rd annual Women's Motorcycle Show hits Lucky Wheels Garage in Ventura, Saturday, Jan. 13. Open to all, the event features a raffle, a bar, food and music. Click on the link below to enter your custom, vintage, race, restored, and rare bikes. The show runs from 6 to 10 PM.

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Iron & Resin Help California Silent Auction Benefit

Dec. 19, 2017

Dear Friends,

As I’m sure you’ve been following on the news, Ventura and our surrounding communities have been decimated by the Thomas Fire. Over 1,000 homes have burned and we’re losing more every day. The fire is only 30 per cent contained and thousands are still at risk.

We’ve launched a relief effort called Help California (IG: @helpcalifornia | Website: We’ve established a pop-up command post and distribution center collecting and dispersing desperately needed relief items that are being put to work by our volunteers or used to fill immediate needs of those affected by the fires. We have a small army of volunteers working around the clock to facilitate relief efforts and to positively impact the lives of those most in need.

This Friday, Dec. 22, we’ll be holding a benefit silent auction with 100 per cent of the funds raised going into our relief fund. We’re reaching out to our friends and brand partners for help.

Would you be willing to donate any items that we could feature in this auction? We don’t have much time and items would need to be here no later than Thursday, Dec. 21. Anything helps!

Thank you so much for your consideration. Together we can make a difference.

Thom Hill
Co-founder, Iron & Resin |   

Keeping it simple, fun and affordable: Royal Enfield is firing on all cylinders

December 7, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose

A little over a year ago we had the privilege of sitting down with Royal Enfield North America (RENA) president Rod Copes to talk about the future of the company, new products on the horizon, plans for the US/Canadian markets and the general philosophy of the company. (NYC Motorcyclist, Oct. 2016)

Fast forward to IMS New York 2017, at the Royal Enfield NA booth, and we’re impressed with how well the company has done in the past 14 months in not only keeping to their new model release promises and their dealership expansion plans, but more importantly sticking to their philosophy of keeping it simple, fun and affordable.

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SHIFTing tides at the International Motorcycle Shows

November 3, 2017 | Rahoul Ghose

North America’s top annual consumer motorcycle show is taking a page out of local community run events this year, debuting a new ‘boutique’ section on the tour designed to highlight some of the smaller moto brands currently garnering success in the industry.

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®’ SHIFT concept is described as “a new lifestyle-inspired space to Explore, Shop, Socialize and Experience,” featuring “a rad selection of brands that are both new and known to the industry … which offer a fresh prospective about life on two wheels and beyond.”

"This is a very exciting time for the motorcycling industry as whole," says Meredith Loza, Marketing Manager, Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) "There’s a growing number of lifestyle-oriented motorcycle brands that represent a new culture of motorcyclists and successfully engage the new and emerging riders, all of whom are looking for gear and products that speak to them directly. We created SHIFT at IMS to bring these brands and riders together and help cultivate further excitement and growth for the industry. The space is highly curated and represented in a way that stays true to these brands’ identities and this culture."

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Chains 'n' Sprockets ... R & R

October 29, 2017 | Jeff King

The 11th installment of C'n'S with Jeff King doing the wrenching

So, you’ve run out of adjustment, and your chain is slap-happy, making more noise than your exhaust. Well, done my friend! You can certainly rest easy knowing you’ve squeezed the maximum value out of your current chain and sprockets. How about we take your worn drivetrain out of its misery and swap em’ out for a fresh set?

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