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Motorbike Rider Is 33rd to Die in Iconic Dakar Race

Carles Falcon died a week after crash in Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - Spanish motorbiker Carles Falcon has become the latest person to lose their life in the iconic Dakar Rally race. The Twin Trail racing team announced the 45-year-old's death on Monday, more than a week after he crashed and was airlifted to a hospital, CNN reports. "The medical team...

Friends Retracing Route Find Missing Motorcyclist

Taylor Boyle began trip Sunday morning in Tennessee, was spotted Tuesday night

(Newser) - An extensive search by law enforcement, a private search and rescue team, friends, and strangers paid off when a missing motorcyclist was found alive days after a crash in Tennessee. Taylor Boyle, who was last seen by his family about 10am Sunday, was spotted by friends off the road at...

He Followed in His Famous Dad's Daredevil Footsteps

Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, has died at the age of 60

(Newser) - Robbie Knievel, son of stuntman Evil Knievel and a daredevil performer in his own right, has died at the age of 60. Robbie Knievel died Friday in hospice in Reno, Nevada, after fighting pancreatic cancer, his brother, Kelly Knievel, tells the AP . Robbie's three daughters were at his side...

Man Bursts Into Flames After Cop Tases Him
Man Bursts Into Flames
After Cop Tases Him

Man Bursts Into Flames After Cop Tases Him

Christopher Gaylor, who Arkansas cops say was carrying gasoline in backpack, will be OK

(Newser) - An Arkansas biker is expected to survive after he was tased earlier this month by police and burst into flames. Citing a release from Arkansas State Police, CNN reports that the incident took place in the early morning hours of Oct. 13 in Little Rock, when a cop tried to...

Apple: Don't Attach iPhones to High-Power Motorcycles

Company says it can permanently damage camera

(Newser) - The iPhone apparently was not born to be wild. Apple warned users last week that attaching iPhones to powerful motorcycles exposes the devices to " intense high-amplitude vibrations" that could damage camera systems, the BBC reports. A support document released Friday states that vibrations "transmitted through the chassis and...

Swiss Motorcyclist Jason Dupasquier, 19, Dies in Accident

Moto3 rider was racing in a qualifying session at the Italian Grand Prix

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Swiss motorcycle rider died Sunday after a horrific crash Saturday at a qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit. Jason Dupasquier, a Moto3 rider, was in his second season with the Moto3 World Championship's lightweight class and was ranked 12th in the standings,...

COVID-19 Cases Emerge From Big Motorbike Rally

But the real numbers may be underreported, expert says

(Newser) - Confirmed COVID-19 cases are slowly emerging from a massive motorbike rally in South Dakota, CNN reports. Nebraska has tied seven cases to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, while Minnesota has 15, including one hospitalization. And the Washington Post reports that South Dakota health officials—who have traced a case to a...

COVID-19 Case Traced Back to Huge Biker Rally

Experts feared it could become a 'super-spreader' event

(Newser) - Health officials are ringing alarm bells after a COVID-19 case was traced back to South Dakota's huge biker rally, CNN reports. The South Dakota Department of Health said Tuesday that someone who went to One-Eyed Jack's Saloon in Sturgis on Aug. 11 has tested positive, so anyone else...

Bison Ripped Woman's Pants Off. That Likely Saved Her

Biker attacked in South Dakota after approaching calf

(Newser) - A female motorcyclist was attacked by a bison Wednesday night in South Dakota's Custer State Park—and was likely saved because the animal ripped off her pants. Witnesses say the 54-year-old Iowa woman got off her bike and started approaching a bison calf when the adult bison charged her....

3 Bikers Wounded in Freeway Shooting

Police aren't sure if attack in Southern California was random or targeted

(Newser) - A group of motorcyclists cruising a California freeway early Sunday ran into gunfire, which injured three of them, two critically. KABC and CBS Los Angeles report that five bikers were making their way south down the 110 Freeway, on the border of Gardena and Carson, just before 2am when someone...

After Loud Sound, a 'Sea of People Running' in NYC

People started screaming, thinking it was another shooting

(Newser) - The mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton have everyone on edge, and that anxiety played out Tuesday night in New York City after a loud sound sent people running. ABC News reports that thousands of locals and tourists in Times Square started screaming and fleeing in...

He Was Trying for His 5th Race Win. Then, a Fatal Hump

Carlin Dunne died Sunday 20 yards from the finish of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

(Newser) - Carlin Dunne had won the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado four times, and in the words of the Colorado Springs Gazette , he was "only a few yards from likely wrapping up his fifth victory" at the historic race when tragedy struck. He was on the course'...

NH Bikers Were on Their Way to an American Legion Event

NH flags are half-staff for crash victims

(Newser) - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has ordered flags on public buildings in the state to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday to honor victims of Friday's horrific truck-motorcycle crash . The seven motorcycle riders and passengers killed in the crash—five men and two women—were all...

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Automotive Writer Was Almost Done With Test-Drive, Vanished

David Gordon Johnson was last heard from Wednesday morning

(Newser) - A freelance automotive writer who set off on a lengthy test drive of a motorcycle in California has gone missing south of Sacramento, though the bike has been recovered. CNN reports David Gordon Johnson texted his fiancee at 2am Wednesday, June 5, to explain why he hadn't been in...

Trump Praises Plan to Boycott Harley-Davidson

He continues feud after 'Bikers for Trump' event

(Newser) - Plans for a boycott of Harley-Davidson are "great," President Trump said Sunday, the day after he met with 180 bikers at a "Bikers for Trump" event. Many Harley owners "plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas," Trump tweeted . "Great! Most other companies...

Dangerous Motorcycle Race Claims Another Life

Dan Kneen lost control of his bike in practice lap for Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

(Newser) - One of the most difficult high-speed motorcycle races on earth—and one of the most deadly—is underway and has already claimed one life, reports the Washington Post . Each spring, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy draws about 40,000 spectators to a tiny island perched between Ireland and Great...

'Split Second': Stuntwoman Killed on Deadpool 2 Identified

Joi 'SJ' Harris died in a crash during filming in Vancouver

(Newser) - The motorcycle stuntwoman who was killed on the Deadpool 2 set has been identified as Joi "SJ" Harris, who was working on her first film, reports Deadline Hollywood . Harris lost control of her motorcycle while filming a scene in Vancouver and crashed through a plate-glass window. She wasn't...

Bicycle Accident Kills Motorcycle Racing Champ

A car struck the "Kentucky Kid" while he was training on a bicycle in Italy

(Newser) - The motorcycle racing world is mourning the loss of former world champion Nicky Hayden, who died Monday after sustaining severe injuries during a training collision. Hayden, 35, was struck by a vehicle while bicycling along the Rimini coastline in Italy Wednesday, reports the BBC . Over five days, he was treated...

Man Beheaded in Freak Accident Had Pregnant Wife

Cops say Fabian Zepeda would never have seen wire across road

(Newser) - The man decapitated in a freak motorcycle accident in San Bernardino, Calif., on Tuesday morning has been identified as Fabian Zepeda, a 27-year-old who'd been married for less than a year and whose wife is four months pregnant. "I am very happy to keep a little blessing from...

Young Motorcyclist Decapitated in Freak Accident

Driver of a Ford Taurus lost control, setting the tragedy into motion

(Newser) - A Ford Taurus crashed in a yard in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday morning, and the accident set off a series of events that ended in a freak tragedy. The Press-Enterprise reports that after the driver lost control and struck a mailbox, his car didn't stop in that home's...

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