Archive for January, 2013

New Revolution Manufacturing 26” wheel For Harley and Victory Motorcycles

The “Pentagram®” 26″ wheel is the first billet wheel offered by Revolution Manufacturing, a company specializing until now in carbon fiber parts, body kits and wheels. “We wanted to bring our CNC manufacturing techniques and unique designs into the billet wheel market” states Michael Kamalian, CEO of Revolution Manufacturing. “We wanted to do a limited […]

Italian Motorcycles from the 1950’s And1960’s. Bellissima.

If you rank Italy on a wide range of manufactured products, from fashion to furniture to cars and motorcycles, the country is still ranking number one for artistic design quality. World War II is the reason why Italy became a 2-wheel country and started to produce some of the most beautiful motorcycles. In 1945, Italy’s manufacturing […]

New Skull Gas Cap

Only for those bikers always looking for one more skull on their bikes. In chrome or modern black, a gas cap that you can buy vented, non vented or as the dummy cap to replace the fuel gauge installed on some Harley models on left side of the tank. Will bolt on the gas tank […]

New Custom Battery Trays By LC Fabrications

Now available from LC Fabrications are these new battery trays engineered to fit Anti-Gravity Lithium Ion Batteries. Made completely in House at LC Fabrications from 6061 aluminum and hand polished. Each tray includes all necessary mounting hardware. Sizes are available for 4, 8, 12 and 16 cell small case batteries. For more information on Anti-Gravity Batteries visit […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Motus Motorcycles Expects To deliver Its First Production Bikes In The USA This Summer. The Birmingham company said it’s ready for testing and certification and is organizing a promotional tour that will include demonstration rides at dealers. Its 165-horsepower MST-T touring bike was named motorcycle of the year last year by Motorcyclist magazine and is […]

Some Gymkhana Stunt Drift

Joke Of The Week

“I don’t claim to  know too much about life saving… But if anyone  is going to bring this guy back to life,

 I’d put my money on the girl on the right!” (sent by Troy)

Polaris Reports Record 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

All product lines had increased sales and retail market share for the full year 2012.Off-Road Vehicle sales increased 22%, On-Road Vehicle sales increased 36% and PG&A sales increased 17% during the 2012 fourth quarter. Gross profit margins expanded 210 basis points to 28.2% in the fourth quarter due to manufacturing realignment savings, lower product costs […]

Harley-Davidson Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results Show Strong Growth

Today January 29, 2013, pre-market opening, Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announced a strong fourth-quarter 2012 capping a year of gains in earnings and new retail motorcycle sales. Worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles grew 7.5% in the quarter and 6.2% for the full year, compared to the year-ago periods. For the full year, Harley-Davidson […]

New Indian Motorcycle Summit Press Conference

The “Indian Motorcycle Summit” press conference was filmed in New York City on January 18, 2013.  Are featured Mike Wolfe, creator of “American Pickers” and “Antique Archaeology” with Indian Motorcycle Steve Menneto, Gary Gray and designer Michael Song. A little bit long but with interesting information: full engine unveiled in Daytona during Bike Week, a […]

For Their 110th Celebration Harley-Davidson Sponsors Kid Rock’s Rebel Soul Tour From February 2 to August 31

Southern rock star Kid Rock has been confirmed as one of three Marcus Amphitheater headliners for Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary party on the Summerfest grounds Labor Day weekend 2013. “The first-of-its-kind partnership brings together two legendary American rebels and names Harley-Davidson as a title sponsor of Kid Rock’s Rebel Soul tour, which kicks off Feb. 2, […]

Tribute To The Legendary 1966 CB Black Bomber By Fred Krugger

Until 1965, Japanese bikes were lightweight small capacity commuter bikes. Then Honda launched the CB450, dispelling any lingering doubts about Japan’s ability to manufacture very fast, jewel-like, extremely reliable bikes. Known affectionately as the ‘Black Bomber’ after its black finish, the CB450 was Honda’s largest model when launched: it was was the first 444 cc […]

First Lady Of Harley In India

Congratulations to Sangeeta Vinodkumar (I triple checked the spelling.) She is the first woman in India to own and ride a Harley Davidson titled in her name. It’s a metallic blue 883 Sportster offered by her husband as a birthday gift. Waiting list to get one was two months. Her 2 projects. A first bike […]

What’s New From Metzeler In 2013? Marketing Director Chris Wall Answers My Questions.

During this last decade in particular, all over the world, the number of miles ridden on Metzeler tires has sharply increased. More recently, the company was extremely successful with its ME880 Marathon model offering a better “Ridexperience” than the tires provided on factory motorcycles. Metzeler is also a favorite of the best Custom Motorcycle Builders […]

Harley-Davidson Freedom Jacket Travels Around The Globe For Harley’s 110th Anniversary.

In August 2012, Harley-Davidson fans around the world kicked off a year-long celebration of the company’s 110th Anniversary. Over the course of an entire year, millions of fans across 11 countries and six continents are celebrating their shared passion for freedom, self-expression, epic adventure, and the stories that unite them. As part of the year-long […]

Storz Performance LED Tail Lamp Kit For Harley XR1200

Intended as a replacement for the bulky stock non-led tail light, this easy to install bolt-on kit features a compact LED tail lamp with clear lens, laminated stainless steel license plate holder, aluminum mounting bracket and installation instructions, and all necessary hardware. It fits all models of XR1200 from 2008 to current. An optional LED […]

1911 Pierce Motorcycle To Be Auctioned In April In New York

You are looking at a 102-year old 100% original motorcycle (except the tires), stated to be perfectly maintained and in running condition. Only a dozen are known to be still in existence. It will hit the auction block April 20, 2013 at the 22nd Annual Antique & Classic Bicycle Auction in Copake, NY. In 1896 […]

New Scrambler Handlebars By Burly Brand

The latest in handlebars from Burly Brand is meant to give you some attitude while still remaining comfortable on the street or highway. Nothing extreme or unpractical. Just enough height to fit your reach with the big advantage of not requiring to change the length of your Harley brake and clutch factory cables. Pre-drilled for […]

Did You Know? Who Designed The West Coast Choppers Logo?

Jesse James’s friend Rob Fortier designed it when they were 18. He is now the editor of Rod & Custom Magazine. Years later, when WCC became successful, the Cross Logo – a version of the Iron Cross or of the Maltese Cross,- was given to professional design firm Akins Parker Creative, who carefully researched the […]

Steampunk Seduction By David Uhl

A “Steampunk Seduction”, a new offering from David Uhl, is somewhat different from Uhl’s traditional work. It features a beautiful Harley Shovelhead created by Copper Mike from Gravesend Cycles and the lovely Miss Jennie Villano transported back into Victorian England. A small edition of canvas giclee prints (total of 100) will be offered, all of which will […]

Cory Ness Customized 2013 Victory Cross Country For National Motorcycle Museum Fundraiser

In New York last weekend at the IMS Show, the National Motorcycle Museum Motorcycle revealed a Cory Ness Customized 2013 Cross Country to be used as a fundraiser for the museum. You are invited to make donations for chances to win this one of a kind Victory Bagger valued at over $31,000. Entries must be received […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

The Real Price Of A Harley Davidson Is Disbarment. The Wyoming Supreme Court has disbarred a former county deputy attorney who had purchased a 2007 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle from an Idaho dealer. He misrepresented the purchase price of the Ultra Classic motorcycle to pay less in taxes and other fees. He claimed that […]

Lane Splitting. Useful, Safe Or Dangerous?

The practice of riding between cars, or lane splitting, is illegal in 49 states but legal in California and in several foreign countries. Should car drivers support this practice because it helps in reducing overall traffic congestion while also allowing motorcycle riders to reduce their time of commute to and from work? Is it scary […]

Seen In Italy. The New “Bolt-On And Ride” From Custom Chrome Europe.

Just completed, it was unveiled by Custom Chrome Europe at last weekend Verona, Italy Bike Expo. A stylish bagger built by Harley-Davidson Frankfurt without any modifications except the replacement of Harley oem parts with new custom ones all to be found in the soon to be released 2013 CCE catalog. I will publish the shopping […]

Harley-Davidson. Our approach Is The Same In Every Market.

In an interview last week in Mumbai with Hindus And Times, Harley-Davidson President and COO Matthew Levatich and Harley-Davidson India Managing Director Anoop Prakash explained their strategy. Below are some edited excerpts. Since it launched its Indian operations in 2009, Harley-Davidson has sold some 2,000 bikes in the country. Slowing economic growth hasn’t hurt demand […]

Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show Winners At 2013 Verona Bike Expo

Last weekend (January 18– 20) was the 2013 edition of the excellent Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. On the floor, 400 custom bikes from all over Europe from which were nominated 50 to participate in the Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show, part on the CCE International Bike Show Series (other events are set at […]

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