Field Trip: 2013 Indianapolis MotoGP

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  Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to work my “ass off” for a free trip to Indianapolis for the MotoGP. I put that phrase regarding the loss of my posterior in quotes because it was what I was told would occur upon accepting the invitation. I was also told that I would be tasked with the very important and powerful duty of informing the potentially unaware public… Read More

Pins of the Week

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Pinterest Pins of the Week!  Check out and follow our boards!   Mindy’s first pick: “I love this helmet! It Could be the fact that my dad is Mr. Disco himself or that this helmet would get anyone through the doors of Studio 54…. Either way it’s a gem”     Her second pick is actually a shot she took herself at the Vintage Motorcycle Show from a week ago.… Read More

Event: 22nd Annual HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show

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AKA: “A Weekend In Pictures.” This past Sunday was the 22nd Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts’ Vintage Motorcycle Show.  It’s probably the largest niche show in the Kansas City area with crowds in the hundreds gathering around machinery from all eras for a good part of a day.

Pins of the Week

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It’s that time again where we share our Motorcycle Closeouts Pins of the Week!  It’s our effort to share the stuff we like and to prove that there are more than just pics of wedding dresses and cupcakes out there on Pinterest! First up is one of Natasha’s picks: this jet helmet by clothing manufacturer Lacoste.  ”Love this! Perfect glow and color combo.”   The other pin Natasha posted to… Read More

Perfectly Pink Helmet

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I am always on the hunt for colorful items that bring joy to my day; today I found a helmet that brought a smile to my face. Our cheerful AFX FX-43 helmet in the pink color flaunts just the right hue of pink to please any woman. I am not the type of rider that wants my helmet covered in flowers and butterflies, but I would rock this helmet! To… Read More

Pins of the Week

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As some of you may know by now, Motorcycle Closeouts has an enthusiastic team of pinners throwing love upon our Pinterest boards all the time!  In the few weeks the boards have been up, we’ve flooded them with more images of hot bikes, hot gear and hot hot than we can keep up with! So, welcome to the first Pins of the Week post on the blog! Mindy chose Hunter S… Read More

New Bikes: KTM 390 Duke

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I used to own a KTM 690 Duke III back before I bought my Harley. Yeah, I know a Harley isn’t anything like a Duke.  The Duke was a frickin’ huge 650 something CC single-cylinder thump-monster while the Harley is a twin-cylindered thumper of a different kind.  The Harley isn’t as fun during track days.  It doesn’t wheelie as easily.  It’s not nearly as tall in the seat, but it also… Read More

On Track! Heartland Park Topeka

This past weekend was the start of the 2013 Heartland Park Topeka track day season!  Despite some high winds and some, at times, frigid temperatures, over 100 riders braved the variable elements over the course of two days to test themselves against the track, learn a bit about control and have fun in the process. For more info about the HPT Track Days, check out the Track Days Facebook Page!

Event: Nolan Family Benefit Ride

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On Saturday the 27th, Motorcycle Closeouts will be the starting point for a benefit ride for the family of Mr. Danny Nolan who has been fighting cancer for over a year.  Local riders, customers, friends and more are encouraged to come out and enjoy some $2 hot dogs, $1 drinks and music.  Ride registration starts at 9AM with kickstands up and riders out an hour later.  Costs are $15 per… Read More

Heavy Thunderstorm Fails at Keeping Bikers at Home!

Cats. Dogs. Kitchen sinks. Whatever you call it, it was falling from the sky this weekend as the Kansas City metro area finally received some much needed rain.  Despite the fact that the storm of wet was being forecast days prior, some guys just couldn’t stay at home.  That’s okay though, we made sure that they got what they were in need of and then some!  

Field Trip: 2013 Arenacross at Sprint Center

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As mentioned previously on the Motocycle Closeouts Blog, the Amsoil Arenacross series had made it’s way to Kansas City!  Indoor motocross action on a small, tight and very technical track meant lots of excitement, exhaust fumes and a bombastic atmosphere that produced oohs and aaahs all night long.

Google Street Tour of a Motorcycle Dealership?

We’ve all seen Google’s Street View app of Google Maps…  And the hilarity that it captures sometimes.  But I’ve never seen Street View go inside of a dealership before!! Arun Sharma and crew at the multiple-award winning Ducati dealership, MotoCorsa are known for being innovative but being able to tour their dealership via the interwebs… Well, it kinda takes the cake! Using Street View, you can virtually walk through the front door of… Read More

Husqvarna Moves to KTM

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  Austria’s KTM and Germany’s BMW are motorcycling rivals when it comes to motorcycling.  From adventure riding to luxury touring, the two motorcycle manufacturers have competed against each other for a long time.  So, it comes as a bit of irony to learn that BMW sold off the Italian firm, Husqvarna to the partially Indian-owned KTM this past week. Buys and mergers from auto manufacturer’s are usually done to share… Read More