Archive for March, 2012

5th Annual Daytona Biker Fusion Event Raises $16,000

One of the most important events of Daytona Bike Week, this 5th edition of Biker Fusion organized by Carrie Repp of R&R Promotions and Ken Conte of Rise Above Consulting attracted more than 600 industry guests and supporters of the motorcycle industry and raised more than $16,000 for Soldiers’ Angels, a volunteer-led non-profit that provides […]

Lehman Trikes Has Suspended Operations

Since October 2011 and facing a challenging economic environment Lehman Trikes – calling itself the “Leader Of The Three World” – and specializing in trikes, trike kits and conversions, was looking into various strategic alternatives to save its business. It included finding an investor, a merger or selling the company. On January 5, 2012 the […]

Precision Billet Products Limited Edition Custom Parts

Precision Billet Products is multiplying its number of releases, all in 2500-pieces limited edition. The company is expanding its Aces Wild, Afterlife, Darkside, Exotic and The Fleur lineup designs with 2 new pieces. A 6061 T6 aluminum turbine air cleaner and a mother of pearl (pick your shell color…) saddlebag latches and gas tank badges. […]

Vintage Rally At National Motorcycle Museum. June 1-3, 2012

If vintage bikes from around the world gleaming in the sun, piles of parts and fragments of motorcycle history in a swap meet, artifacts from the cult classic “Then Came Bronson”, exciting drag bikes, from the early days of drag racing, bring a smile to your face, plan to attend the Vintage RallyJune 1-3 at […]

Motorcycle Police Skills

Motus Motorcycles Launch

During Daytona Bike Week, Motus Motorcycles announced plans for its 2 MST’s models launch. After a year of extensive testing and development the company unveiled availability, pricing, specifications, optional accessories and initial list of authorized dealers. Production will begin during Fall 2012 and Motus started taking reservations for the year 2013 models. Both the MST […]

International Criminal Bilking Bikers With Veteran Theme Custom Motorcycle

You and me met him in bike shows showing his crazy 1985 FXST “machine gun motorcycle” customized with fake rockets, rounds of amunition and military-themed paraphernalia and later added a sidecar to it. He called it the “Vietnam Vets Tribute Bike.” Front of his bike a sign requesting $1 to photograph the motorcycle,, $5 to […]

Arizona Bike Week

Called the greatest motorcycle rally in the southwest, Arizona Bike Week, has 2 distincts parts. The Pre-Rally Days from March 23rd to 27th. Then Cycle Fest at Westworld from March 28th  to April 1st with all the rides, concerts and events are in place and this year’s event. Pre-Rally Days include Bike Week Kick-Off Parties […]

Morgan Electric Plus E

Whatever you think today of electric vehicles they are a work in progress and it’s an easy bet to imagine that your favorite gas powered motorcycles manufacturer, sooner or later, will release e-models. This short feature to tell you that even fans of the old school look of the Morgan are now begging to have […]

Ultra Radical Daily Cruiser

In Sturgis in 2010, Spanish Custom Builder Sergio Bayarri, the boss of SBay Motor Company, won the AMD Championship Production Class with a very radical and beautiful creation named “Flying”. Interest of the American public was so high that Sergio saw the opportunity to market such a model in a limited series production run (less than […]

2012 Daytona Bike Week. Flash News And Postcards.

This year’s event has been pushed back one week later than normal, meaning hotter temperatures and bikers mingling with Spring Breakers on the beachside. Don’t know for sure how crowds compare to those of these last 2 years, but would bet on somewhat identical. The big difference I noticed all along the week is a […]

Harley-Davidson Styling Chief Willie G. Davidson Retires After 49-Year Career

After nearly 50 years as head of styling, Willie G. Davidson is retiring from Harley-Davidson April 30, 2012. He will continue his involvement with the company as an ambassador at motorcycle rallies and events, and through special design projects as Chief Styling Officer Emeritus. Willie G., Senior Vice President and Chief Styling Officer, is widely […]

Artists Collaborating With Harley-Davidson For Art Of Custom Campaign

I like it when Harley-Davidson collaborates with independent artists to find inspiration for new art to appear on bespoke Harley-Davidson gas tanks. The Milwaukee company is teaming up with some of the best world graphic artists and painters to bring to life the spirit of Harley-Davidson. The event was launched in Miami’s acclaimed Wynwood Art […]

Battistinis Wireframe Series New Foot Controls.

What you play with when you are a kid may be your inspiration for new cool designs. Rikki Battistini Wireframe Series is inspired by the wireframe parts of plastic model kits he was building when he was a child. And you must admit, even if not the specific look you want on your bike, that […]

New Men’s S.W.A.T Leather Jacket From Harley-Davidson

Feeling like a member of an elite team trained to perform operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular bikers, or just a member of one of the country’s PD’s? Harley-Davidson released a new Men’s S.W.A.T. Leather jacket (P/N 97107-12 VM, starting at $425) with adjustable side-stretch panels. Constructed of mid-weight leather with perforated […]

Digger Bikes Are Back. Thanks To Arlen Ness.

What is the definition of Digger? Before its definition gets distorted and corrupted (like the one of Chopper and Bobber), let me just say that almost 40 years ago the word Digger was derived from Drag Racing bikes and applied to street custom motorcycles with a long and low rigid goosenecked or straight frame, most […]

Bell 2 New Helmet Models For Spring 2012

From left to right. Pit Boss: No lifting off the head at high speed. Ultra light with superior comfort & fit. With or without internal sun shade. Speed Dial adjustable fit system. Drifter DLX. Pinstripe with Dial Adjustable Fit System. Bell Helmets.

New Street Legal Screamin’ Eagle® Stage 4 Kit For Twin Cam 103″ Engines

You can get maximum performance with Harley-Davidson Warranty Coverage from a Street Legal Twin Cam 103™ (P/N 92500011, $1,849.95) with this new kit. It includes Screamin’ Eagle CNC Ported Factory Cylinder heads, 58mm ETC throttle body, SE-259E cams, 10.5:1 compression pistons, Perfect-Fit pushrods, SE clutch spring, and all required engine gaskets. This Street Performance kit […]

Brutus Electric Motorcycle

Chris Bell was a construction worker in Las Vegas until the real estate crash kept him in his garage wondering what he could do to employ himself. Being a biker with some experience in building custom bikes, and convinced that green machines will become more and more popular, he wondered why most electric motorcycles still […]

2012 Daytona Bike Week. Progressive International Motorcycle Show At The Ocean Center.

Another place to visit while participating to Daytona Bike week is the Progressive International Motorcycle Show where you can see new products, custom built bikes and learn a few new things about motorcycling. The Daytona Motorcycle Show is open to everyone, so bring your riding group, and bring your family because there’s something for every […]

Daytona Bike Week. Arlen Ness, Rick Fairless and Dave Perewitz Each To Unveil Allstate Insurance Custom Motorcycles.

Today, in partnership with three of the country’s top motorcycle builders, Allstate Insurance Company is unveiling in Daytona four custom motorcycle creations inspired by the company. One of them, an Arlen Ness Custom 2012 Victory Cross Country, will be given away as the grand prize in a national sweepstakes.  “These four beautiful and elaborate creations tell a […]

Harley-Davidson Stock Hits New 52-Week High

Harley-Davidson (HOG) is one of the top performers in the S&P 500. On Monday, shares of Harley-Davidson closed at a 52-week high of $48.11, up 23.77% since January 1, 2012. Retail inventory levels remain lean and retail credit availability has remained stable to slightly improved over the last few months. New models are successful and […]

Sully’s Custom Solo Seats

I n 2000, in Centerville, Indiana, Chris Sullivan opened a small custom shop where he is building Bobbers and Choppers. Logically, he creates a few parts to fit his creations and sell them to others. It includes these plain and flake solo seats that you can custom order with vertical or horizontal or diamond pleat. […]

Daytona Bike Week. RC Takes On ABATE Florida.

Although living and working in Florida, I am not a member of ABATE FL. That you belong or not to ABATE, you should watch and listen to RC taking on ABATE Florida. Far from boring, hilarious in many ways and more important so instructive…

Black Widow. Butch Walker’s Custom Triumph T100

Artists usually play well together. I mean they understand, respect the talent of each other without interfering with the other party domain of expertise . This beautiful custom 1966 Triumph T100 (500 cc) is the result of a great  collaboration between rocker Butch Walker and Lucas Joyner, owner of The Factory Metal Works, a shop […]

Flashback. Daytona 200 Race Madness In 1948

The 71th edition of Daytona Bike Week just got started. Many races are going to be run on different tracks, but not on the beach like it was for the prestigious Daytona 200 from its inception in 1937 until the early 60’s. In 1948, LIFE magazine reported on this high speed , high risk and […]