Archive for April, 2012

For Victory Motorcycles Only

Revolution Manufacturing is launching a series of custom control parts aimed directly at the very hot Victory market. For now floorboards, footpegs, shiftter and brake pegs. Named the V-Knurl, design consists  of an array of mini diamond knurling gloss black anodized. “The visual effects are stunning and these parts provides a firm grip while riding” states […]

The Pink Lady On A Pink Ducati

Who doesn’t want to see a pretty woman flying on a pink Ducati and wearing a pink and black body suit to match…. Ok it’s for a commercial. Still, worth watching. Enjoy.

Three Crocker Motorcycles To Headline Bonhams Auction At Quail Lodge In August

Crocker was created in and shaped by the culture of pre-WWII Los Angeles, California, by former Indian distributor Al Crocker. Known as the “Duesenberg of motorcycles” Crocker is the definitive American motorcycle, handmade, powerful and fast. Very much a Hollywood “hot rod” bike. These 3 Crokers and other exquisite models from Indian, Harley-Davidson from a prominent […]

Santee Holeshot Pipes for Harley Sportsters

Proof again that a cool looking exhaust, can dramatically improve the look of your bike. If you like the drilled/holed design, start with this set of pipes and extend the theme all over the bike with the many after-market parts (controls, air-cleaners, pulleys, mirrors, etc) already available from many manufacturers. Mid-mount system, available with chrome […]

Motorcycle Tires. Did You Know?

In 2011, more than 1.59 million cruiser tires were sold in North America, of which 86% with traditional or diagonal technology. The same year, 227,000 units were sold in Europe, of which 82% diagonal tires. In the rest of the world (mainly South America, Australia and Japan) approximately 266,000 cruiser tires were sold during the […]

World’s Biggest Motorcycle

Another strange record to enter the Guinness Book Of Records. Supposedly the largest motorcycle in the world, weighting 8818 pounds (4000 kg or 4 tons), measuring 32.81 ft long (10 meters) and 16.4 ft high (5 meters). It is powered by a 5700 GM motor,  features cables with an OD of 7.2 ft (2.2 meters) […]

Cafe Racer Season 3 Premieres Tonight April 19 At 8 PM On Discovery Velocity

Polaris First Quarter 2012 Results. 25% Sales Growth.

Polaris Industries Inc.(PII) today reported record first quarter net income of $60.1 million (up 27%) with sales climbing 25% to $673.8 million, representing a record for first quarter sales and earnings. Off-Road Vehicle sales increased 30% and On-Road Vehicle sales increased 44% during the 2012 first quarter 2012 Business outlook based on Polaris’ performance during […]

Harley-Davidson Slim. The Naked Softail.

When unveiled on February 1st, 2012 ,many qualified the new Harley Slim as just another Fat Boy. As its name indicates, the Slim is exactly the opposite of Fat. It’s, a stripped-down Softail with narrow styling, pared down to its essential elements, almost no chrome and  lots of details inspired from the parts used on […]

Switch Covers For Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycles

Ignition switch may get a little bit more “sexier” with these covers the Billet Artisans at Precision Billet Products. These switch covers feature unique 3D designs, exotic inlays and wraps including Mother-of-Pearl and Carbon Fibers inlays. The covers are meticulously milled from 6061 T6 aluminum then hand finished and inlaid. The covers will be available […]

Joke Of The Week

Why People Hate To Attend High School Reunions… Jan, Sue and Mary haven’t seen each other since High School. They rediscover each other via a reunion website and arrange to meet for lunch in a wine bar. Jan arrives first, wearing a beige Versace. She orders a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Sue arrives shortly afterward, in gray […]

Volkswagen’s Audi Said Set to Buy Italian Ducati for $1.1 Billion

An agreement was reached for German Volkswagen’s Audi to buy Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati from its owner Investindustrial SpA for about $1.1 billion (860 million euros) including debt of about $260 million (200 million euros.) The deal, minus debt, should be signed today and would value Ducati at about seven times last year’s earnings before […]

New Wave Dog Bones Risers

Sourced in Japan, the most creative country for old school motorcycles parts with a modern twist, these 2 ” tall Dog Bone Risers. Risers are available in brass, black anodizing and polished, with outlines in black, red and white. Mix and match. For 1″ handlebars. Sold in pairs at Easyriders Japan (website in English)

Convincing Harley-Davidson Print Magazine Ad?

Harley-Davidson wants you to personalize your bike only with genuine custom Harley parts, not custom after-market ones. So, they tell you that a Harley customized with non-Harley parts is not a Harley-Davidson motorcycle anymore. Something that they will never dare to say openly in a US advertising campaign, custom builders being the brand “best friends” […]

To The Law Officer Who Has Stopped My Vehicle… To Print And Keep In Your Wallet?

Tornado Outbreak. A Message From Jerry And Kathleen Covington At Covingtons Customs.

As most you living in the USA know, last Saturday and Sunday, more than 120 tornadoes were reported in a two-day outbreak in Oklahoma. One of the twisters (classified EF-3 tornado generating speeds of 136 to 165 mph) caught many unaware in Woodward, a town of 12,000 people, when storm sirens failed to sound after […]

Chopper Revelation By Peter Penz

Having distributed their radical Softail type and rigid frames in the US during many years I know very well custom builders Peter & Anita Penz from  Austrian based shop Penz Custombikes. Evidently, for self promotion of their proprietary frames, they have to use their multiple own chassis as platforms for all their creations, their challenge […]

Show Me Your Office. Jeff Decker.

A Spanish style home in Springville, Utah is where avant-garde bronze artist, collector and motorcycle historian Jeff Decker lives and works. Passionate about motorcycles, cars and anything mechanical that has endured decades without being “molested”, it will not surprise you that his office is multi-spaces, its expansion being only limited by the number of rooms […]

Oldest Known U.S. Made Motorcycle To Be Auctioned April 21, 2012

It is supposed to be the oldest unrestored motorcycle made in the US, the only known 1903 Indian. Steve Rinker, who runs Buck’s Indian, an Indian motorcycle restoration firm in Romney, explains: “The handful of 1902 Indian models that were built were deconstructed, their parts used to build the 1.75-horsepower 1903 models. And as far […]

First Cuban National Meeting Of Harley-Davidson

Since January 1959, when Batista was finally ousted and replaced by Castro’s revolutionary government, the Latino riders of Cuba, calling themselves Harlistas, overcome the difficulties of maintaining their Harleys, repairing and re-fabricating the parts that they can’t import because of the U.S. blockade. This weekend, during 3 days, the Cuban Harlistas across the country are […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Michigan Helmet Law Repealed. Since yesterday Friday April 13, 2012, helmets are no longer mandatory for all riders and passengers in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill, which received bipartisan support, on Thursday and announced the change Friday.T he law has immediate effect but sets conditions to legally ride without a helmet. Motorcyclists must […]

JIMS® Forceflow Cylinder Head Cooler

With summer heat or in traffic your stock pr big inch air cooled engine will heat up with excessive operating temperatures able to dammage your motor. To prevent this issue, JIMS®, is introducing the new patent pending ForceFlow Cylinder Head Cooler forcing the heat away from your engine by pushing high velocity air through the cylinder […]

2012 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced the 2012 dates for the country’s premier annual celebration of vintage motorcycling. The event will take place on July 20-22, 2012, at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. For more than two decades, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has been the premier summer event for motorcyclists of […]

Motor Recycled Clocks

These Motor-recycled clocks are handcrafted by artist and Motorcycle Safety Instructor Michole Madden. Appropriately marketed under the name re-Cycle, they are created from old motorcycle parts and other found objects.

Show First. Then Race. On His Way To The Bonneville Salts.

Because of a resurgence of interest in Bonneville racing and because more machines are built by traditional custom builders who want to taste the Salts, more of these racing motorcycles are shown on the bike show tour before traveling to Utah. Although Mike Beland has a background in motorcycle racing, too busy at his West […]

Classy Wishbone Springer Forks

In Super Narrow, Narrow Glide or Wide Glide these made in the USA Springer forks are formed out of cold-rolled steel bar stock (front & rear legs) and use CNC’ed rockers, top clamps and components, stainless steel spring rods with Teflon-coated Delrin shock isolators to eliminate squeaking and chatter. Very pure flowing lines with elegant […]

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