Archive for July, 2010

Adjustable Dog Bone Handlebar Risers

Since the company has been acquired by Paul Aiken 2 years ago, the Aeromach company tries to diversify its line of parts beyond custom mirrors. After grips and mirrors, the new introduction are these Dog Bone Risers conceived to be adjustable to your preferred hands on bars position. They adjust vertically and horizontally by moving […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum To Exhibit John Reed’s 50th Anniversary Rally Custom Motorcycle

While you enjoy the 70th Black Hills Rally, you have one more reason to stop by the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. The museum got a short-term 3-week loan of a custom motorcycle originally built in 1990 by Custom Chrome Designer John Reed for the 50th anniversary of Rally. The bike was owned […]

What Harley-Davidson Should Do Now?

Long time reader of my blog Mike Hedberg directed me to an excellent article about Harley’s future published today in the Milwaukee Biz Times. No only a good summary of the challenges that the company is facing (reaching a new audience without compromising its core baby boomer customers, lowering its production costs without sacrifying quality, […]

Got Free Admission Tickets To The 5-Day Sturgis Rock N’ Rev Festival.

What about a free 5-day general admission for 2 persons to all Sturgis concerts played at Monkey Rock August 9-13, 2010? The Rock N’ Rev Festival is giving away five pairs (2) of free pass to my readers to see the performance of the following bands: Godsmack 8/9/10, Creed 8/10/10, Stone Temple Pilots 8/11/10, 3 […]

2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) objective is to perfect its models with better finish, proportions, paint, chrome, parts, power, etc. and to release them in limited edition. Among the 4 new CVO models offered in 2011, this 110″ (1803cc) Convertible Softail to go from custom cruising to custom touring.

Where Are They In Sturgis? Zipper’s Performance And Thundermax.

Both Zipper’s Performance Products and Thunder Heart Performance Products crews will be located at Black Hills Harley-Davidson from August 9th to 14th. The 2 companies work together to develop the ThunderMax System. Representatives from both companies will be available to discuss the ThunderMax system and will be selling and installing it. They will, also, be […]

Sturgis 3rd Annual Easyriders Old School Ride-In Chopper Show

I stopped counting the number of custom bike shows going on this year during the Black Hills Rally. No complaints from the spectators who can jump from places to places for full days of customization lessons, but some competitors will have to make choices because it seems that other interesting bike shows may be going […]

New Rinehart Racing Xtreme 2-into-1 Exhaust System For Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycles

Now that you have spent time looking attentively at the exhaust… here is the description of the new Rinehart Racing Xtreme 2-into-1 Exhaust System for Harley-Davidson Touring models. This new model follows the success of the true 2 into 1 performance exhaust system  launched  last year for the 2009-2010 bagger market, specifically the Street Glide and Road […]

Stainless Steel Sharpie

I am a big fan of stainless steel and I am surrounded by it in both my personal and professional life. I also use  a lot of Sharpies. So, when I saw these new stainless steel Sharpies I bought a bunch and I thought that you guys would like to know they exist. At $7 to […]

Harley-Davidson 3 New Models for 2011

Harley-Davidson introduces the new SuperLow™, the XR1200X and the Road Glide® Ultra models to its  line of 2011-model-year motorcycles ( total line-up is 32 models) 1-The new SuperLow 883 Sportster combines revised front end geometry, new wheels and tires with a reshaped seat and handlebars to achieve well-balanced handling and comfort that is supposed to inspire confidence in […]

Battistinis UK 2010 Big Party

The weekend of June 26th & 27th saw Battistinis UK Custom Cycles swing open the doors of the world’s first 9000 sq.ft. Battistinis retail custom centre in Bournemouth, England to the general public and what a success it was! Owner Mark Battistini organises every year an open weekend and thought that it would take a […]

Picture Of The Week

Zach Ness New Grip For Victory And Metric Motorcycles

The proof that with the same machining technique you can create very different results. I like very much this new grip conceived by Zach Ness (Cory’s son) specifically for Victory but also fitting some metric bikes. At first glance I thought it was made out of lexan! (why not?), but as a matter of fact […]

Joke Of The Week

A woman stopped by, unannounced, at her son’s house.  She knocked on the door then immediately walked in.  She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked.  Soft music was playing, and the aroma of perfume filled the room. “What are you doing?!” she asked. “I’m waiting for Mike to come […]

2011 Victory Motorcycles Line-Up. Best Millesim Ever (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my former post, all 2011 Victory models are now fitted with the new Freedom 106″ engine, but in 2 different configurations.  Stage 1: 92 hp at 109 ft/lbs torque (vision Tourer, Cross Country, Cross Roads, the Cory Ness Signature Cross Country and the Arlen Ness Signature Vision Tourer. Stage 2: 97 […]

Back In The 70’s Le Pera New Line Of Hot Rod Seats

Le Pera just released a throw back style line of seats called the “Hot Rod Series” to equip today’s custom bikes with a retro look. Bobbed, chopped, flat colors, use of pinstripping, all of these design cues are the essence of what a custom bike used to be in the 70’s. Shown here from left to […]

2011 Victory Motorcycles Line-Up. Best Millesim Ever (Part 1)

Yesterday evening in Orlando, Polaris unveiled its 2011 year model motorcycles and my opinion is that it’s the best lineup ever for the company. From traditional to futuristic but with coherence of  styling and complementarity all models are having now a very distinct personality from their competition. For these reasons the brand may now appeal to a […]

Sturgis Art Exhibit By Michael Lichter

Just a reminder that from August 7th to 13th, it will be the 10th Annual “Motorcycles As Art Exhibition” by renewed photographer Micharl Lichter. The new theme is about the explosion of interest and the passion for custom motorcycles seen over the last thirty years and is named “Eternal Combustion- 30 Years In The Wind”.

Bad In Black Shocks

Bad ass or just beautiful? Black shocks would look better than chrome on many bikes. And because most custom bikes are lowered these new Bad In Black Shocks are of the type shorty measuring 10″ from eye to eye.  They have been specifically engineered with a universal spring load that can smoothly handle riders from […]

J&P Cycles® Donates $15,000 to Camp Courageous of Iowa

Since 2002 during their Annual Open House festivities J&P Cycles® incorporates an Industry Golf Outing. In total, 44 representatives from 30 of J&P Cycles® exhibitors and industry media participated in the tournament. This year, the Golf Outing, the Annual Poker Run (held earlier in June) and water donations during the Open House raised a total […]

Harley-Davidson Othello Tracker

While taking a sabbatical from his real job in commercial real estate Englishman Ian Solley started building custom motorcycles under the name of “7Ages Motorcycles“. Although not yet his full time job, Ian builds an average of 2 bikes a year, one of them I already featured here in my Blog. Particularity: all his projects […]

Harley-Davidson To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of Spin Magazine

An interesting event for those living around New-York City and one susceptible to attract young riders to the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom Series. Tomorrow July 26, 25 Harley-Davidson VIP riders in addition to New-York personality Wass Stevens and artist Wes Lang will make a grand entrance on brand new Dark Custom motorcycles to the SPIN Magazine […]

New Stylish Front Axle Kit For Harley-Davidson Touring Models

Lower legs should look pretty, but unfortunately due to a front wheel axle often held in place with 2 unsightly bolts, it’s not the case on many motorcycles, especially touring models. So, Performance machine had its engineers design a new stylish front axle and front axle cap kit to clean up your front end embellish […]

iPhone Joke Of The Week

Green Motorcycle Art?

What do you do with your obsolete computer? Sell it , donate it to a school or charity, or give it to professionals whose business is to dismantle your system in a manner that allows for the safe extraction of the valuable materials it contains (copper, gold, iron, aluminum, etc) for reuse in other products) […]

August 11th Is Triumph Night At Sturgis Broken Spoke Campground

During these last 12 months,” The Win A Triumph” Sweepstakes has hit the Broken Spoke Saloon in Daytona, New Orleans, Myrtle Beach and Laconia, and will culminate in Sturgis with a biker bash and a brand new Triumph Thundebird prize giveaway at the Broken Spoke Campground.  People have entered the sweepstakes to win a Triumph Thunderbird […]

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