Archive for June, 2010

EPA Updating Motorcycle Exhaust Noise Emission Standards

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the regulation that governs all motorcycle noise emissions.  The EPA has sent a letter to various private companies located in the USA, that import or build motorcycle exhausts intended for use in the USA, asking the companies to disclose […]

Cast Aluminum Motorcycle Solo Seat Pan

Most sold solo seat pans are made of steel. Lowbrow Customs now propose a cast aluminum version offering both lightness and durability. It is made in small batches of 10, and shows a great shape with a nice kick up in the rear to keep you from sliding off of your seat. With measurements of 11.5″ […]

American Chopper. New TV Show “Paul Teutul Senior vs. Junior” Debuts August 12th

While litigation is still going on between Paul Teutul Sr and his son, and although they no more talk to each other, both will be back together in a new  TV show called “Paul Senior Versus Paul Junior” on August 12th on TLC. So, how is it possible? Separate film crews not exchanging any information […]

A Youngster Small Budget Customized Honda CB 350

The Honda CB350 was a 325cc motorcycle produced between 1968 and 1973. Its reliable motor proved to be a popular design, making it at the time the highest selling motorcycle in American history with 300,000 units sold. It’s still a popular small bike for riding and a good canvas for some custom work. It’s what 20 years […]

Tattoos Of The Month

I don’t know if the owner/farmer is a biker or not, or if these pigs are born with tattoos. Let’s do it again. Show your creativity by writing in “comments” you best headline for this picture. The best one will entitle you to receive one of my tee-shirts for free, including shipping in continental US (check that your […]

Falcon Motorcycles’ Kestrel In Action In The Desert

You all enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the story of the Krestel, a custom Triumph built by Ian Barry at Falcon Motorcycles. Now, you can see it in action in the desert in this 48-second commercial style video. Directed and shot by Falcon Motorcycles co-founder Amaryllis Knight, with score written and performed by Falcon founder […]

New Round Of Layoffs At Big Dog Motorcycles

Last Friday, new series of layoffs at Big Dog Motorcycles, it seems to be the 8th. Although the new number is not yet known, among key collaborators let go are John Brock (since 2003 Vice President Of Operations), Anne Dixon (Customer Service Manager) and Wayne Hanson (since 2006 Customer Support Manager.) The Big Dog Motorcycles […]

Fourth of July Week. Free Shipping On All Products At Baker Drivetrain.

Fourth Of July. Celebration of Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. A day associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches, ceremonies … and free shipping at Baker Drivetrain. This week leading to the 4th of July on Sunday, all orders you place online at Baker Drivetrain give […]

Ducati Acting In Latest Tom Cruise Movie

Free publicity or paid product placement? Either way, a Ducati intensively used by Tom Cruise for different chases and pursuits in the Movie “Knight And Day” is going to sell a lot of Ducatis. Especially because the model supposedly picked by Tom Cruise himself is a Ducati Hypermotard whose 1100 version lists for an appealing […]

Hoka Hey Challenge. Two Bikers Arrive Together In Homer, Alaska. Are They The Winners?

This early Monday morning June 28, 2010 (4.20 am local time), and much sooner than expected, Frank Kelly from South Carolina and Will Barclay from Highland Beach, Florida, rode together under the finish banner of the Hoka Hey Challenge in Homer, Alaska. The 2 riders didn’t know each other until they met at the last […]

Giving A New Life To A Harley Ironhead Sportster.

Fifteen years that French Thierry Nicolle rides stock Harleys, almost everything in the Milwaukee line up, from a Sportster to a V-Rod via a couple of Dynas. Until a friend went away to sail the high seas and let him use his Chop, a customized Sportster Ironhead, the model sold by Harley starting year 1972 […]

Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell To Ride For The 1st Time To Sturgis Bike Week.

Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell, contrary to most of his predecessors who had a motorcycle background because promoted from inside the company, was criticized for not being a biker with the innuendo that he could not fully understand his clients. Well, on Thursday August 6 he will stradle one of the company touring models to be […]

Gas Or Oil Tank Knuckle Cap

The proof again that you don’t need to do in the complicated to get a nice design. For all those readers who are ready and able to weld-on a simple but still custom gas cap, the Mooneyes Knuckle model is a good choice that will never go out of custom building fashion. Of course the […]

Confederate Motors Very Limited Edition Black Flag P120 Fighter

Faithful to its philosophy of building motorcycles with a simple, pure, minimal, rugged to skeletal shape, Confederate Motors announced a very limited production of a new dark version of the P120 Fighter called the Black Flag. President Matt Chambers believes that its niche market is the clientele in the top 1% of Harley-davidson buyers, those […]

Glenndyne Ano-Accent Treatment G2 Wheel

Design simplicity with sophistication in the finishing treatment… This Glenndyne Design G2 model wheel is CNC machined, then black anodized before going back to the machining process for some ball milling on the rim lip and spokes. Full chrome or full black anodizing are also available. This model is light weight with the advantage of […]

Shinya Kimura. The Sounds And Images Of Custom Bike Building.

A superb video directed by Henrik Hansen to explain in a few words and images why and how Shinya Kimura build custom bikes in his small shop of Azusa, California. Never before have I seen a short movie where editing and sounds express so well the art of custom building motorcycles (including visual references to “The […]

Hoodie With Built-In Earphones. Brilliant.

Hoodies being one of bikers favorite pieces of clothing and being sold by so many, how come nobody in our industry thought about this.

Avon Motorcycle Tyres Introduces Cobra Fitments For 2009-2010 Harley-Davidson Touring Models

The new Cobra for Harley-Davidson touring motorcycles from Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is available now. The new Cobra has been designed to sustain heavier loads over long distances as a result of a triple-belted, six-ply construction. For improved handling and stability, the new Cobra utilizes an advanced sport touring tire technology with a solid […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry news.

Polaris opened its first dealership in Beijing, China, and plans to open more. Its Ranger and Sportsman models made their first high-profile appearance to Chinese consumers at the Beijing auto show in April. Polaris partnered with Beijing United Automobile Motorcycle Manufacturing Co, a subsidiary of Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co, to establish 5 retailers in China […]

New Hitman Bobber. Starting At $22,995.

Another very limited production custom bike offered in the $20’s + price range depending of the options you choose. For $22,995 you get the choice of the frame (0″ Up, 0″ Out,  30 deg Rake 150mm-250mm) or 1″ Up, 2″ Out  32 deg Rake 150mm-250mm or 0″ Up, 4″ Out 32 deg Rake 150mm-250mm.

Slinky Air Cleaner

Vintage is the new cool. With a new twist added to a classic round shape, this 2-piece air cleaner is available for CV, S&S B, S&S E, Bendix and Likert 4 bolts carburetors. CNC machined aluminum two piece body, and provided with adapter plate with stainless steel perforated metal, mounting hardware & a UNI Filter […]

Death Of Bill “Sputnik” Strain, One Of The Greatest Motorcycle Rights Activists.

“The Texas Motorcycle Rights Association is sad to announce that our great Leader, Sputnik, passed away suddenly at approximately 5:00 AM this morning. I woke up at 5:45AM to find him on the living floor at the state office. It appeared that he crossed over quickly and did not suffer, from a massive heart attack. […]

Dale Walksler 1936 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead

All those discovering, maintaining, and preserving American motorcycle history deserve a very special place in all bikers’ heart. Dale Walksler is since 1993 the founder/curator/restorer (with crew) of the Wheels Through Time Museum, home of world’s premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorycles located in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC. Being at the helm of an […]

Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. A Possible 7000 Miles Long Scam?

It all started before the 1st of the 7000 miles was ridden Sunday morning in Key West, Florida.  Some reported that potential participants, before or after paying their $1000 fee to get a chance to belong to the long distance challenge, decided to withdraw after they realized that that organizer Big Jim (Jim Red Cloud, Jim Durham) […]

Aluminum iPhone Cases To Endure The Biker Lifestyle.

Hundreds of iPhone covers are available with a few more released every day. It goes from cheap plastic shells to fake and real carbon fiber to wood and even precious metals like gold, silver and platinum.. But as far I know, none specifically conceived with the biker lifestyle in mind. You know, something strong enough […]

Bob Dylan To Perform At Sturgis Buffalo Chip On August 10

Bob Dylan and his Band will perform throughout the western United States in August and will make a stop in Sturgis August 10. “Having Bob Dylan play at the Chip is a dream come true,” explains Buffalo Chip owner, Rod Woodruff. “His musical contributions are unmatched. He is truly a legend and we’re thrilled to […]

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