Archive for April, 2013

The Terrifying Moment When A Motorcycle Crashes Into Two Cyclists

Two cyclists are riding on Mulholland Highway in Southern California when a guy on a motorcycle comes around a blind curve. The motorcycle rider crashes into both cyclists.

Big Bike Europe Hosting AMD World Championship Of Bike Building In Essen, Germany May 10-12, 2013

Good bye Sturgis. BIG BIKE EUROPE is the new, permanent host event for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. The organization states that about 200 custom shops and specialist businesses are registered to attend the 3-day Expo event hosting the AMD bike competition. Many European builders used to do the summer trip to […]

The Motorcycle Parts You Buy Online Could Soon Be More Expensive

It has been a long debated issue, almost since internet is available to the public. The internet sales tax law is advancing through Congress and it would require that all online retailers in 45 states and the District Of Columbia collect the sales tax on all purchases. Under current law, when you place an online […]

S&S Cycle Introducing The 482 Bolt-In Cams For Harley-Davidson Sportsters 2000-Up

Being bolt-in Cams, they are fully compatible with stock pushrods and valve springs. That equates to an economical installation, since there is no need to invest in those replacement parts. In addition, the savings in labor is substantial, since the cylinder heads do not have to be removed to install valve springs. The 482 cams […]

New Precision Billet Fluted Pro Edition 3D Parts Lineup

Back to basics. “We wanted to create an edition that featured simple classic lines. This edition was designed with bike builders in mind who want to showcase their build and have great looking accents.” says David Shano, owner of Precision Billet Products. The Fluted Pro Edition is created in limited-edition of just 2500 pieces. Tank […]

European Excess In Real Steel

I already know the type of comments that this extreme custom bike is going to provoke. Most will not dig it. And those who do will have some difficulties understanding how it was built to remain more than a piece of art and of mechanical ingenuity, remaining a riding motorcycle (I know, with moderation…) Each […]

True Frisco Mount Narrow Sportster Style Gas Tank

A lot of those into the vintage chopper scene love to use a Sportster gas tank (even if not installed on genuine Sportster) that most of the time they narrow and mount Frisco style, high on the frame backbone. It cost time and/or some coin to professionally modify a stock Sporty gas tank to cut […]

Not The New Indian Motorcycle To Be Launched

Harley-Davidson Inc. Declares Dividend

Following the release of its 1st quarter 2013 earnings, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.21 per share for the second quarter of 2013. The dividend is payable June 14, 2013 to the holders of record of the Company’s common stock on May 30, 2013.

New Fairing Edge Light Kit For Harley-Davidson Touring Models

The new Electra Glo™ Fairing Edge Light Kit (P/N 68000035, $99.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® adds forward-facing white LED accent lights to the front profile of Harley-Davidson Touring models equipped with the iconic bat wing fairing. Formed to follow the contour of the fairing, the slim adhesive-backed strip of lamps adds a strong visual […]

10th Indian Rally At Indian Point. May 8-18th, 2013

In 10 years, the annual “Indian Rally on Indian Point” (IRIP), has become the largest Indian Motorcycle centered, motorcycle rally in the nation. Indians lead the way at this rally but all makes and models of bikes are welcome. As usual, the 10th edition will be situated in the Ozark hills on Indian Point Branson, […]

DP Custom Cycles Challenge. The 10 Best Designed Concept Motorcycles.

With the help of Local Motors, a crowd-powered automotive design, manufacturing and technology group, the Del Prado brothers (Justin and Jarrod) – the partners of Arizona-based DP Custom Cycless – challenged participants to submit motorcycle concepts based on the 2000-2003 Harley Davidson Sportster. After an intense design review of more than 200 submissions, the winning […]

Looking For Tattoo Artists For Next Season Of TV Reality Show “Best Ink”

“Best Ink” is an American reality competition series on Oxygen. The series premiered on March 27, 2012 and was renewed in 2013. The TV show follows a group of 10 tattoo artists from various cities in the US with the winner of the competition winning a $100,000 cash prize and a cover article in a […]

Dlux Saddlebag Skid Plates

Stretched and lowered touring bags look good but all know that you keep scratching them when you turn. Well, the solution to minimize the damage is to install skid plates. These ones offered by Canadian based Asskikr Custom Cycles are made from high quailty polished stainless and are secured by strong 3M adhesive. They run […]

Harley-Davidson 2013 First-Quarter Earnings Increased 33.8% Versus Last Year

Thanks to an ongoing restructuring started in 2009, Harley has been expanding its profitability. Today before Wall Street opening, Harley-Davidson released its 1st quarter 2013 results. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) diluted earnings per share increased 33.8% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. “With our focus on […]

Polaris Reports Record First Quarter 2013 Results. Net Income Increased 26%.

On Wednesday April 24, after the bell, Polaris announced its 1st quarter 2013 results. Net income increased 26% to $75.5 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, with sales increasing 11% to $745.9 million, setting new records for first quarter sales and earnings. By comparison, 2012 first quarter net income was $60.1 million, or $0.85 per […]

Exclusive. The Motorcycle Reality Shows You Will Watch Very Soon. And They Need You…

Zach Ness. Pilgrim Studios, proud home of “Fast N Loud” and “American Chopper”, is producing a new custom motorcycle show featuring Zach Ness doing custom builds (and making mods to people’s motorcycles). Because Zach is busy working on the builds and shooting the show 12-14 hours/day, Pilgrim ed me to inform my readers that the […]

New Galaxy Air Cleaners By Italian Rebuffini

If you are into the high/tech racing style you may like these new air cleaners, a typical  “Made in Italy” expression of design.  Rebuffini products for Harley-Davidson always stand out for for the quality of the materials (aluminum used comes from Switzerland), for the superb manufacturing technique.and attention to details. And of course, you will […]

Harley-Davidson Number One USA Seller Of New street Motorcycles To Young Adults 18-34, Women, African-Americans And Hispanics, Caucasians Over 35.

For the fifth straight year, Harley-Davidson was the number one seller of new street motorcycles (all engine sizes) in the United States to young adults ages 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as Caucasian men ages 35 . The newly available POLK data shows that Harley-Davidson experienced a double-digit market share gain from 2008 […]

Kid Rock Will Headline Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Music Festival August 5, 2013

Known for its epic motorcycle and music festival, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is announcing that legendary rocker and philanthropist Kid Rock will join its growing line up of 2013 concert artists. Kid Rock joins the 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 9 day roster of concert performances that already includes Toby Keith, ZZ Top, Brantley Gilbert, Queensrÿche […]

Joke Of The Week. Always Choose A Memorable Password.

A lady helps her husband install a new computer. Once it is completed, she tells him to select a password, selecting a word that he’ll always remember. As the computer asks him to enter it, he looks at his wife and with a macho gesture and a wink in his eye. He selects a word: […]

Indian Motorcycle Revealed The New Thunder Stroke 111 Engine In Australia. Launches The “One-Eleven Original” Riders Club..

The all-new Thunder Stroke 111 that will power the new Indian Motorcycle drew great interest from 1000 members of Ulysses, Australia’s largest Motorcycle Club. The Indian engine reveal also coincided with the launch of the exclusive “One-Eleven Original” riders club. The One-Eleven Original riders refer to the first 111 Indian Motorcycles’ to be sold and […]

Küryakyn Launches Kinetic Controls

Küryakyn expands its line of popular “ISO” product offerings with the “Kinetic” line of controls. An evolution of one of Küryakyn’s earliest product lines, the “ISO” concept utilizes rubber with air pockets to isolate the rider from vibration.  Modern materials make this tried and true concept even more effective. The Kinetic line currently includes grips, pegs, […]

2013 Laughlin River Run. April 24th-28th.

Stated by the organizers as the largest motorcycle event on the west coast, the 31st edition of the Laughlin River Run starts this Wednesday April 24th and will end Sunday 28th. One of the main attractions for many visitors to this rally will be to see Historic US Route 66 the way it was meant […]

Indian Motorcycle Marketing Strategy

Choice is coming to American motorcycles. Are you of the Harley-Davidson or Indian Motorcycle type? Of both? It is my opinion that the motorcycle industry needs another high profile American motorcycle brand and that the Indian launch will positively disrupt the market, growing our industry, creating a healthy competition primarily with Harley-Davidson and marginally with […]

New Multi-Function Gauge from Harley-Davidson For Sportster® and Dyna® Models

Now you can replace a four-inch Speedometer with this new Harley-Davidson gauge adding a tach, fuel level and more information. The lower half of the instrument incorporates a digital speedometer a selectable LCD screen that displays fuel level, miles-to-empty, gear-position, odometer/trip meter, or time of day. The colors of backlighting, the pointer and the […]