Archive for August, 2012

2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob®. Restyled As A Bobber. Kind Of …

Based on the Harley-Davidson® Dyna® platform, the 2013 Street Bob® is a stripped-down and restyled rowdy bobber meant to express the pure essence of motorcycling. A brawny bike with essential equipment and not much more. The Street Bob also serves as a great starting point for the rider intent on personal customization, which is now […]

Custom Bike Show Weekend At The Harley-Davidson Museum. August 30th – September 3rd, 2012.

Calling all builders for an all-new first annual AMD ProShow being staged at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. This Custom Bike Show Weekend is open to all bikes, all configurations and all designs. The two-day AMD ProShow features 4 classes: Modified Harley-Davidson, FreeStyle, Performance Custom and Retro-Mod classes, and a total cash prize fund of […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Camp Resort And Music Festival. Largest Attendance In its 31-Year History During The Rally.

Overall attendance at the 72nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was up, with some venues struggling and others like the Buffalo Chip® earning honors from rally attendees as their top destination during the Rally with more onsite campers, more concert goers and more visitors than ever before. Statistics provided by the Buffalo Chip show visitors from all […]

New 2013 Harley-Davidson CVO™ Breakout Model

You will identify it right away with its new paint process and brilliant “turbine” wheels. This new, limited-production Softail® model from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations™ combines the power of the Twin Cam 110B™ engine with a level of custom detailing usually not seen on a production motorcycle. Curbside, the Breakout a proud rake and dazzling […]

The Ballerina Stunt Between Volvo Trucks

Harley-Davidson 2013 Models. Preview.

Yes, you are going to see all the 2013 model year pictures at the same time dealers gathered in Milwaukee are going to see them for the 1st time. What to expect?  A preview: Harley-Davidson® is rolling its 110th model year with a line that includes 110th Anniversary Editions of select Harley-Davidson motorcycle models and […]

Harley-Davidson Dealers And Staff From Across The Globe Converge On Milwaukee For 2013 Model Year Motorcycles Unveiling

This week, 4,500 Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) dealers and staff from all over the world are converging on Milwaukee. For the first time in a decade, Harley-Davidson Motor Company brings its Annual Dealer Meeting to Milwaukee, playing host to dealers and staff from more than 60 countries for the four-day private event. In addition to unveiling […]

Indian Scout Restyling

Disclosure. The Indian Scout is at the top of my list of preferred motorcycles and it always has been. Something I can’t explain but that many around the world share with me. And among them custom builder Jesse Bassett at The Gasbox who re-designed and built this gorgeous custom Indian started out as a 1940 […]

Harley-Davidson Print Ad Analysis

Harley-Davidson hasn’t survived this long just by making cool bikes. The challenge is not only the bikes and the economy, but the ever-changing image of the rider. Katherine Wintsch from the Martin Ad Agency and founder of “The Mom Complex” gives you an interesting analysis of this Harley-Davidson women campaign. She writes “They’re avoiding the badass […]

Pirelli, Official Sponsor Of The 2012 Bonneville BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, To Service The Event

Pirelli Tire North America, through Fastline Motorsports of Salt Lake City, Utah will be offering Pirelli tire sales and service at the 2012 BUB Bonneville Speed Trials August 25th through 30th. Jeff Johnston, Pirelli North America’s Roadracing Manager stated, “Pirelli’s commitment to racing is clear and concise, and by adding the BUB Speed Trial to the […]

New Women’s 360° Enhanced Visibility Harley-Davidson Mesh Jacket

The women’s 360° Enhanced Visibility Mesh Jacket (P/N 98300-12VW, starting at $225) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line combines all-condition versatility with 360-degree reflectivity. It’s constructed from abrasion-resistant 100 percent polyester mesh for maximum airflow with built-in pockets that accept accessory hydration packs for evaporative cooling.

New Darkside Foot Pegs In Chrome Or Black By Precision Billet Products

Precision Billet Products just released a new series of Darkside Pegs with a wide variety of fitment across stock Harley Davidson and metric bikes. From Dyna to Touring the pegs can be used as the rider or passenger pegs or used in the highway peg locations using the factory or the many available after-market mounts. […]

Harley-Davidson Kicks off 110th Anniversary Celebrations With Events This Month

Two groups of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders set off Aug. 3 to explore opposite corners of the globe, tracing routes across the American West and the Tibetan Plateau of China. The adventures kick off a year-long celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary, and for the first time the iconic American brand is inviting everyone to ride along […]

New Hollywood Handlebar From Harley-Davidson

Perfect for Bobber-Style Custom Projects, the new Hollywood Handlebar (P/N 55800050, $109.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories® combines the laid-back riding attitude of the 1940s with a shape and black finish that’s perfect for today’s new-school, stripped-down bikes. Introduced as Original Equipment on  the 2012 Softail® Slim model, this traditional, cross-bar equipped handlebar features limited […]

George Brough’s Personal 1922 Motorcycle To Be auctioned Oct. 4, 2012

H&H Classic Auctions is going to auction Old Bill, the personal 1922 racing SS80 of the company’s founder, George Brough on Oct. 4 at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford UK. This extraordinary motorcycle was originally known as ‘Spit & Polish’ (due to its immaculate appearance) and achieved its first victory at the Brooklands circuit, Weybridge, […]

Drag Specialties 3 1/2″ High-Power LED Spotlight

Drag Specialties offers an LED Spotlight that will add safety, reliability and efficiency and that can be applied to a broad spectrum of motorcycle models. With this spotlight, a rider can expect a power savings of up to 85% compared to incandescent and halogen lighting. This high-class thermal dissipation design has twice the efficiency of […]

How Well He Knows His Motorcycle…

New Single-Side Swingarm Bag For Harley-Davidson Sportster Models

The new Sportster® Single-Sided Swingarm Bag (P/N 90200572 Black Leather, P/N 90200573 Brown Distressed Leather; both at $219.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories® will hold riding essentials a rider might otherwise stuff into pockets or bungee across the passenger pillion. Constructed of heavyweight leather, the bag features a pouch-style flap lid that is secured with […]

Making Money And More During Las Vegas Bikefest September 27-30, 2012

Sitting around at home isn’t good for the economy, the motorcycle industry or your psyche.  You need to get out and ride! If you haven’t been to Las Vegas BikeFest, this is the year. Organizers planned a series of new activities and competitions with over $30,000 in cash prizes (not products) to be given away. But, you have […]

Thought Of The Day

The best new businesses are born out of frustrations. Sir Richard Branson (Virgin)

2012 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge.

Because you flooded me again with emails requesting an update about the 2012 Hoka Hey, below is what I know. The run started from Las Vegas, Nevada on August 5th for a 6000 miles ride to Gowanda, New-York with finish line at a truck stop! (Corporate Harley withdrew its sponsorship) The event was quite different […]

Bespoke 1966 Triumph 500

In Post-war era Triumph brand received considerable publicity in the United States when Marlon Brando rode a 1950 Thunderbird 6T in the 1953 motion picture, The Wild One and the US became a huge export market for Triumph. In 1963 all engines were of unit construction (engine & gearbox components sharing a single casing) with […]

New Twin-Cam Cam Cover By Eddie Trotta

Thunder Cycle Design (Eddie Trotta) released this new Twin-Cam cam cover sold either in chrome 3-D Smooth finish (featured) or chrome Cross Cut or Black Anodizing or black Reverse Ball Milled design. By the way, the Floorboards, brake pedal, tranny covers, pushrod tubes and air cleaner seen here are also sold by Thunder Cycle Design.

Bonneville Speedway Museum Offers Free Camping During 2012 Speed Week, BUB Trials And World Of Speed.

Mayor Mike and the City of Wendover have been feverishly working on the Bonneville Speedway Museum site. The BMR Road, Curb and gutter as well as the Sidewalk are done, offering a beautiful 5-acre camping site during all the 2012 Trials and Competitions. Free Camping at the Bonneville Museum Building site  available on a first […]

Progressive Suspension Breakthrough Shocks Design With Frequency Sensing Technology.

After more than a decade of ruling the roads with their renowned 440 Series shocks, Progressive Suspension has unveiled another breakthrough design. Dubbed Frequency Sensing Technology (FST) for its unique ability to dynamically adjust damping as you ride. FST is described by their engineering team as like having two sets of shocks on your bike. One […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

The End Of saxon Motorcycles? Mark Borodkin CEO Of Saxon Motorcycles is looking for a new job and posted his resume online on different employment websites. A few months ago Mark advised me that he was looking for a buyer of his company Saxon Motorcycles that he bought in September 2008 when our economic recession […]