Archive for January, 2011

European Biker Build-Off. 4th Edition.

Long time I didn’t talk about a biker build-off, this one lasting 3 days, live front of the public and of course the cameras…  The recent European Biker Build-Off was in its 4th edition and held during the 200+ bike show of Bad Salzuffen in Germany, also home of the Custombike Fair Trade & Exhibition. […]

Pushing Draft Beer To New Heights. Brilliant.

With this new technology you can serve up to 56 beers in 1 minute. Drink in moderation.

New For 2011. AutoTune Your EFI Harley-Davidson Without A Computer. Just Twist The Throttle.

ThunderMax® with AutoTune for Throttle-by-Wire Bikes is the industry’s first and only stand-alone performance EFI engine management system developed specifically to meet the tuning needs of Throttle-By-Wire H-D® motorcycle owners. The ThunderMax® TBW module includes immediate benefits such as: automatic live tuning, quicker throttle response, dramatic performance improvement, cooler engine temperatures, pre-engineered base maps and […]

Horex Brand Resurrected In Germany

Always exciting to hear about an old brand being revived. Problem is that the first new Horex model released in 50 years does absolutely nothing to me, and I hear to many professional observers in Germany. And it’s a pity because the new engine – a 1218 cc triple overhead camshaft supercharged VR6 engine with six […]

Triangle Chopper Headlight. Aris Style.

A 12 volt reproduction of the vintage Aris triangular headlight at a price of onlly $57.95 is worth mentioning. And the second thing you want to know is measurements: 5″ x 5″ (excluding mount) for a 3″ depth, so much more shallow and lighter than the original one. A … Bottom mount is of the […]

The American Biker. The History. The Lifestyle. The Truth.

The biker lifestyle. Many not living it try to define it from outside. And by definition, it’s impossible to explain a culture that you don’t live and share. You can’t expect truth coming from a fantasy-driven entertainment industry, tv, movies or magazines. Those living it can feel it but would have difficulties explaining it in […]

Picture Of The Week

Republic Day. Since India adopted a democratic government system on 26th January 1950 it’s a day of celebrations with a grand parade and a lot of festivities. And the motorcycle brand used in this stunt is a ………… (photo Mukesh Gupta)

Fast Motorcycle Industry News.

1- Polaris Industries Inc.’s (PII) board approved a 13% increase to its quarterly dividend, a move that will cost the maker of all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles an extra $6.9 million. 2- Ducati North America achieves Record Market Share. Company posted two quarters of consecutive growth and closes December 2010 up 35 percent. Last year, Ducati […]

Exclusive Preview. The Revolutionary New National Cycle Windshield For Harley Models.

In exactly one week it will be introduced by National Cycle at the V-Twin Expo (booth 2419), then you will be able to order it from your preferred motorcycle dealer. It’s called the STINGER™ and was ergonomically designed to enclose the rider in a virtual aerodynamic capsule to provide the best possible air pressure relief […]

Desperado Junction Expo. The New Sturgis Hot Spot In The Black Hills.

Jeff Nicklus from Desperado Motorcycles and The Golden Hills Resort and Convention Center have teamed up to present a new and different Black Hills Rally experience known as The Desperado Junction Expo. Desperado Junction Expo is a new Black Hills Rally Vendor Site located at the corner of Highway 14 and Glendale Drive in Lead, […]

Help Yourself. Make Your Custom Exhaust System EPA Compliant.

Your custom motorcycle exhaust may need to be toned down if you don’t want to face the consequences of not observing the new EPA sound law. To be compliant, you may buy a new exhaust or just fit yours with baffles. But most don’t know where to buy them in different lengths and diameters. So, […]

Exclusive. New Jesse James TV Show On History Channel. Jesse James Blacksmith.

Coming soon to the History Channel a new TV show where you will able to follow in Israel the world’s greatest  motorcycle builder/fabricator Jesse James learning from the world’s greatest blacksmith Uri Hofi. Jesse applies his newly learned skills to building the rarest Harley-Davidson of them all, a 1937 water cooled Drake Knucklehead. The show […]

Honda Fury Turned Into A Furious Chopper

I remember that when I announced the launch of the Honda Fury, your comments went in 2 opposite directions. It’s a nice Chopper with a competitive price, but it’s a Honda. And it’s a nice chopper at a very attractive price and who cares if it’s a Honda. At less than $13,000, with a pure […]

Polaris Industries 4th Quarter 2010 Earnings Up 24% As Sales Rise In All Segments

A few minutes ago Polaris Industries Inc.’s (PII) announced its fourth-quarter 2010 earnings. They rose 24% as sales improved in all product lines and the company topped its own guidance. Sales of off-road vehicles, Polaris’ biggest segment, rose 40%. The on-road division, made up of Victory motorcycles, saw sales rise 8%, while snowmobiles had a 28% […]

Rebecca Mitchell Joins Las Vegas Bikefest Marketing Team

Las Vegas BikeFest is pleased to announce that Rebecca Mitchell, a Pwersports industry veteran, has joined its marketing and sales team. “Las Vegas BikeFest is in expansion gear”, states Mindi Cherry, Vice President, “Rebecca brings her passion for powersports, sales, marketing and event management skills to the table. We’re adding more vendors with loads of […]

Steve McQueen Husqvarna Is For Sale.

Following Bonhams’ highly successful inaugural motorcycle sale in Las Vegas earlier this month – where approximately 200 motorcycles brought buyers and sellers together from around the world for a sales total exceeding $2.5 million, the world’s leading auctioneers of motor vehicles is proud to announce its third annual auction at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering.   […]

Launch Of The 2011 Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series

Custom Chrome just announced the launch of a new website Custom Bike Shows as the main resource for information, registration and all activity surrounding the Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series and it’s related events in the US and abroad throughout the year. Each bike show is held in conjunction with surrounding events such as […]

Harley-Davidson Scale Model Running Panhead Engine

His name is Ron Colonna. This engine was scratch built to a scale of 2/5ths or 40% of full size. The bottom end was taken from a drawing of a Knuckelhead engine that he purchased on e-Bay. The top end was patterned after photos taken from e-bay of Harley parts for sale. He also bought […]

Harley-Davidson To Decide In March Fate Of Kansas City Plant

Last November, Harley-Davidson management warned its Kansas City unions and workers (800 full time and 675 paid hourly) that internal studies showed significant gaps in cost, efficiency and production flexibility at the plant. At the time, company officials said at the time that plant’s work would be shifted to the one in York, PA. if […]

New Avon Velvet Air Grips

Thanks to its line of ergonomically designed line of Air Cushioned Grips, Avon has attracted legion of bikers looking to make their rides more comfortable to their hands. The company just released a new version of these popular grips called “Velvet” offering an even softer and increased vibration dampening feeling. These new grips offer the […]

German Imme Motorcycle

In the 1930’s, German engineer Norbert Riedel worked as a technical designer for Victoria and Triumph. During WW2 on Luftwaffe jet fighters engines. Then he developed his first motorcycle production of Imme Riedel R 100 in the city of Immenstadt (Imme means Bee in German, and became the name and logo.) At that time the […]

Harley-Davidson Fourth Quarter 2010 Financial Results. Broad Improvement.

This morning at 8 am, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) reported full-year 2010 income from continuing operations of $259.7 million, or $1.11 per share, compared to income of $70.6 million, or $0.30 per share, from continuing operations in 2009. For the fourth quarter of 2010, Harley-Davidson recorded a loss from continuing operations of $42.1 million, or […]

Blitz Buddies Riding Their Motorcycles

On January 3rd, I introduced you to Blitz Motorcycles, a group of 3 Parisian buddies (Fred Jourden, Hugo and Leo) sharing the same passion for the old Harley 750 XR, Yamaha 125/250, Kawasaki W650, Triumph, BMW on which they work after hours with for inspiration the restored/modified custom bikes from Japan & Australia they read […]

New California Scooter Military Series

California Scooter Company announced the addition of the Military Series to its 2011 popular line of 150cc small motorcycles inspired by the American design of the Mustang. The military-themed bikes are available in desert camouflage, jungle camouflage and OD Green. California Scooter Company also announced it will be offering a line of military-themed accessories for […]

Super Cafe Racer

Shades of the 60’s are everywhere in our motorcycle industry. And logically, Cafe Racer nostalgia is extremely strong in the UK, the land of the original Rockers in black leather and white scarf racing their bikes between trucker cafes. A subculture revival extremely positive for our custom motorcycle industry, of course no more based on […]

Classic Cast Harley Floorboards. Pick Your Finish And Your Own Logo.

From Shadetree Fabrications, the shop of Kyle Shorey, these new cast floorboards to give your sled an an old style feel. Cast from Aluminum, Brass, Red Brass or a combo of any of these, these boards are one-of-a-kind pieces that stray from the norm of the billet age! With their classic appeal, they take you […]

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