Matthew A. Garcia

Tarform begins delivering its slick-looking US-built electric motorcycles

Brooklyn, New York-based Tarform Motorcycles began sketching out designs for its slick-looking electric motorcycles almost five years ago. Despite pandemic-related setbacks that delayed production, the company is now beginning deliveries of its first electric motorcycles.

These aren’t just any run-of-the-mill bikes though.

Unlike many of the electric motorcycles we see today that take on a more conventional design intended to please the widest audience, Tarform focused on a more bespoke, hand-made direction from the beginning.

It wasn’t an easy task, and the pandemic sure didn’t help. But as the company explained, those long nights (and years) were worth it as Tarform finally begins its deliveries:

“Thousands of design and engineering hours later, pushing boundaries around technology and sustainability, as well as navigating around unpredictable challenges due to Covid and disruptions in the supply chain, we are bringing the Tarform motorcycle to market!”

The first two models unveiled were Tarform’s Luna

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5 BMW Motorcycles You Can Likely Afford

The first BMW Motorrad model rolled off the production line in 1923, kicking off decades of new, increasingly sleek motorcycles. Over these decades, BMW has made a strong foothold in the market with high-quality bikes for every kind of enthusiast – be it a sports bike lover, roadster fanatic, an adventure biker, or touring motorcycle aficionado.

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Bikes like the M 1000 RR or K 1600 B can make any motorhead go weak in the knees, but their base costs at $32,495 and $22,545, respectively, make them something not everyone can afford. The German automaker has some models that are far more affordable, though, giving just about any rider the chance to own a BMW motorcycle. Here are the five most affordable and time-tested BMW bikes that’ll ignite your lust for speed, yet (probably) still be within your budget.

BMW G 310 R – Roadster bike

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Motorcycle crash leaves one dead in Phoenix

A suspected impaired driver crashed into a motorcycle rider, sending him airborne and killing him, police say.

PHOENIX — A motorcycle-car crash resulted in the rider going airborne and eventually dying of his injuries in Phoenix on Saturday. 

A sedan, driven by 29-year-old David Moreno, was turning onto 18th Street near East Southern Avenue when he crashed into a motorcycle around 3 p.m., the Phoenix Police Department said.

The rider, 48-year-old Robert Moore, was thrown from his motorcycle and landed on top of Moreno’s Sedan. Police said Moreno stopped briefly but then continued driving with Moore on the roof.

Moreno eventually crashed into two other vehicles and Moore fell from the roof, officials said. Witnesses followed the sedan and directed officers to Moreno where he was taken into custody. 

Police said Moreno showed signs of impairment and was booked into the Maricopa County Jail. Moore was pronounced dead on the

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Motorcycle ride fundraises for injured Phoenix Officer Tyler Moldovan

Hundreds of bikers gathered Saturday morning at American Legion Post 61 in Avondale for a motorcycle ride around the Valley to raise money for the family of Phoenix Police Officer Tyler Moldovan, who was shot multiple times during an early morning police investigation in December.

The motorcycle ride began at the post near Dysart Road and Western Avenue around 10 a.m.

“We actually had a huge turnout. We had originally, just from this post, 251 riders but other riders joined from separate posts. So there was well over 300 riders that came out,” said Jason Emm, president of American Legion Post 61.

Ride raised thousands for Moldovan and family

Motorcyclists had to pay a $20 participation fee to join the ride-along, which led bikers east on Interstate 10 to Phoenix Police Department Headquarters where they did a rally around the station to show support for Officer Moldovan. The route also

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