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The All New 2014 Yamaha YZ250F 8/21/2013

Taking cues from the YZ450F, Yamaha completely revamps the YZ250F for 2014!

5 Biker Comfort Tips for Your Next Ride 7/18/2013

"I lost my wallet", Emergency Kit Carry these items in a ziplock freezer bag hidden in your on-board gear:

  • $10 spot -in case you're running low on fuel and your credit cards are missing with your wallet
  • 4 quarters - the phones of today double as cameras, gaming devices and GPS units. All use a lot of battery power and you may find yourself with no way to make a call. The good old-fashioned pay phone may be your best friend at a time like this!
  • Copy your driver's license, vehicle insurance card, health insurance card and proof of ownership and keep in the bag in case you go down.

Stay Dry

Keep moisture and itching at bay by sprinkling a little “Anti-Monkey Butt” or Foot Powder in your socks. This will keep your feet dry and bacteria free as well as protect your feet if you get water in your boots.

Protect Your Scalp

Keep the protective permanent liner in your helmet soft and clean while removing oil by using "No-Rinse" shampoo to clean it periodically. This will keep that liner from getting stiff and irritating your scalp.

Stop Helmet-Head

A scarf or bandanna (or even a flat sponge!) between your helmet and your hair will absorb sweat and keep "helmet-head" away!

Attack the Munchies

Use a plastic tackle box with dividers to carry an assortment of snacks for those munchies attacks and blood sugar dips. The flat versions that are about 1 ½ inches high pack well and don’t take up much space. Fill it with things like dried fruit, nuts, cereal or granola, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, goldfish crackers, M&M's, Red Hots, gummy bears, or jelly belly's. 

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2014 KTM 1190 Adventure 7/11/2013

Is anyone else as excited about the all new 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure as we are? Apache Motorcycles just got back from the KTM factory in Mattighofen, Austria to test the new 1190. Here is a short clip of how it performs on a scenic Austrian mountain road. Be sure to stop by our Scottsdale location in August for a sneak peak of our 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure.

The New Yamaha Viking 6/21/2013

Lot's of great news came out of the recent Yamaha dealer show in Las Vegas, including that Yamaha is getting into the SXS market and planning to release one new model per year through 2018! The first model is the multi-purpose utility vehicle (UTV) the Viking. Yamaha plans to improve on the Polaris Ranger with this offering which will be built at their USA Georgia plant.

With a roomy interior, this comfortable off road machine has seating for 3 adults. The 2014 Viking and Viking EPS have a 686cc fuel injected, liquid cooled SOHC engine and can move at up to 50 miles per hour! Add electric power steering, room for lots of cargo in the bed (how about 600 pounds!), 1,500 lb towing capacity, large fuel tank, and almost a foot of ground clearance this side by side will be perfect for the ranch, hunting, or whatever your passion may be. Available this August, comes in Blue, Red, Green or Camo with lots of great accessories available to make it your own dream machine!

KTM News 6/2/2013

A lot can happen between mile 1 and mile 230! In this video, see highlights and hear from KTM Offroad riders Kurt Caselli, Mike Brown, and Ivan Ramirez as they get ready to race in the SCORE/Baja 500.

  • The 2014 KTM Dirt Bike models sport some exciting upgrades. as reviewed by motorcycleusa.com
  • Enduro 2-stroke models see stronger electric starters, stronger batteries, higher-performance intake reed cages featuring Boyesen reeds, improved combustion cylinder heads, revamped clutch master cylinders.
  • Enduro 4-stroke models have lighter frames and swingarms, redesigned bodywork, improved seats, improvements to the braking system for better performance and power. The 250 ICF-W has a redesigned, more powerful engine requiring less maintenance.
  • The 350 XCF-W, the 450 and 500 XC-W's see improvement in the head gaskets, piston oil jets, piston rings and more!
  • Motocross and Cross Country models have a new Closed Cartridge fork with improved seals, revised fork settings for improved performance.
  • A new 5-speed gearbox is the big change to the 250 SX-F which is a big change from last year's six-speed design along with a new master cylinder and clutch. the 450 SX-F and the XC-F models also have a new master cylinder and clutch along with new final drive gearing. New and improved fuel tanks and opening mechanisms should be a real refueling plus for racers.
  • See the 2014 KTM Lineup

The All New 2014 Yamaha Bolt, IN STOCK! 6/1/2013

First Ride Reviews are in!

"If bikes were dance partners, I’d want the Star Bolt to be mine. This, I'm thinking as I twirl and dip the new bobber around the cultural patchwork that makes up urban San Diego. The Bolt is the best kind of partner. You lead, it follows. Effortless. So light and so nimble you feel like a hero whether you’re posturing for the tourists in the Gaslamp Quarter or scraping pegs in a quick exit." -CycleWorld
"Riding the Bolt is just plain fun. The engine delivers a satisfying, subtle V-twin pulse with a civilized but throaty exhaust note. Claimed torque is 58.2 lb.-ft. and it arrives early, thanks to a carefully tweaked intake and air-box shape. Thick torque, flawless fueling, and smooth clutch engagement make the bike easy to launch while riding the streets of downtown San Diego…” “Star says it set out to build something called an urban performance bobber, they have succeeded in making a very handsome, back-to-basics cruiser at an excellent price, without sacrificing performance, fit-and- finish, or fun factor. This bike is an absolute hoot to ride, and isn’t that why we’re all in this in the first place?"-Motorcyclist

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