Archive for November, 2013

New Harley Zeppelin Air Adjustable Seat Pumps Up Comfort

By keeping blood flowing on a long ride, Harley-Davidson claims that this new air adjustable seat can add hours to your saddle time. These new seats have a super sleek profile and a new hand pump. The new design features relief cut-outs and an internal adjustable air bladder system based on advanced technology that distributes […]

How does BADD (Bikers Against Drunk Drivers) Spends Your Money? An Ongoing Investigation…

In and out of the motorcycle industry, more and more charities bring more than dollars to support a cause,  a lot of controversy about how the raised funds are used… For the past three months, WESH 2 News, an NBC-affiliate television station serving Orlando, is Investigating BADD (Bikers Against Drunk Drivers), digging into the charity […]

Custom Harley-Davidson Breakout® To Introduce The New Metzeler 23” ME888 Front Tire

A good promo for both the Harley Breakout® model, the new Metzeler 23” 888 front tire and of course for the builder Thunderbike Germany. The factory Breakout, launched by Harley as a “long and low-slung Softail® model with distinctive finishes and specific components”, went through a long list of cosmetic improvements, most of them belonging […]

National Insurance Crime Bureau. New York City Is Motorcycle Theft Capital.

Are you living in a city or state with a very high percentage of motorcycle thefts? It may explain, at least in part, the insurance premium you are paying. The NICB (National Crime Bureau published its statistics for 2012. Highest theft cities? New York, the city where thieves never sleep. Then Las Vegas, where your […]

Progressive Series Shocks With Remote Reservoir For Harley-Davidson Touring Models. How To Video.

At this day, it’s probably the pinnacle of bagger suspension. The Progressive Suspension performance 970 Series Shocks feature remote reservoirs mounted in front of the bags to allow for easy compression adjustment. Available in 12” or 13” lengths. For 1993-2014 Harley Baggers.

Indian Motorcycle Gift Ideas

Indian Plaid Shirt: For comfort, and style, a 100% cotton plaid shirt with a relatively discreet embroidered Indian Motorcycle® logo above the left pocket and back.  Branded buttons to show that you wear the real thing. Available in sizes S to 3XL. Thunderstroke™ Tee: Show everyone what your bike runs on with the comfortable tee […]

Mikuni HSR42 Performance Carburetor Kits for Sportsters and Buells

Mikuni offers 2 different HSR42 Performance Carburetor Kits for Sportsters and Buells. One Kit, just for Sportsters includes a special airbox backing plate as shown to work with the stock oval cover and a Screamin’ Eagle high flow replacement filter. The other Kit, without the backing plate, works on both Buells and Sportsters with an aftermarket […]

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2013 Netherlands Bigtwin Expo Custom Motorcycle Winners

Wheely Shop (Marc de Vriese) 1977 Yamaha XS 650. Dummy oil tank for electric components. Upside down Sachs Roadster front end. Blackmarket Customs. 2001 Buell M2 Cyclone Chopper. One-off Girder front end. Chain conversion. Fat Boy wheels. Internal throttle. Headlight from Citroen 2CV. P&D Custom Bikes (Chris Nichols & Dave Batchelar) 1996 Harley-Davidson Sportster with […]

2nd Annual Miami Black Sunday Swap Meet. This Sunday December 1st.

Consider Black Sunday 2 the vintage motorcycle lover’s Black Friday. Instead of roaming aisles looking for this year’s electronic device, you’ll be surrounded by enough V-twins, thumpers and straight-fours to rev anyone’s engine. Black Sunday 2 roars onto the Miami scene for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts to meet up, trade parts and give their bikes some […]

Customize Me Seats By Mustang

For more than 30 years, like Henry Ford and the original Model A, you could have your Mustang seat in any color you wanted, so long as it was black. All that changes for 2014. A full array of colorful options and styles will be introduced to the media at the Long Beach International Motorcycle […]

Holiday Gift. Cruisin’ Bob’s – Summer Of 62 – By Larry Grossman.

Hot rod artist Larry Grossman released an updated version of one of his most famous painting “Cruising’ Bob’s – Summer Of 62”  Now featured front and center is one of the most famous cars in hot rodding history: Norm Grabowski’s iconic “Kookie T”. This cool car was driven by hipster Ed “Kookie ” Byrnes in […]

Grand Prix Edition “Turbine” Air Cleaner for Harley Davidson

One more choice in the popular category of round air cleaners. This new release belongs to the Grand Prix Edition of Precision Billet air cleaner series. Called “Turbine”, it features carbon fiber inlay under the 6061 T6 Billet aluminum cover. Available for EFI & Non-EFI Harley-Davidson motorcycles. MSRP in black as shown $419.00 (+S35 for […]

Energica. The First High-Performance Italian 100% Electric Superbike.

A “Green Dream” on 2 wheels, this electric bike built in Modena (the Italian Motor Valley), Energica is promoted as a machine with Superbike feelings offering thrill without compromising nature and the environment. Maximum speed is 150 mph (240 km/h). Range is 93 miles at 50 mph (150 km at 80 km/h) – 55 miles […]

Flashback. 2013 Sturgis Legends Ride Charity Event.

Want To Build A Café Racer?

It’s never a bad idea to start reading advice from those in the know. Written by well-known motorcycle and automotive author Doug Mitchel, How to Build a Café Racer starts with a history lesson. While those bikes were originally built in the UK for racing from café to café, the rage for Café Racers spread […]

Ready To Crack The Ton

Moto Guzzi, the world’s second oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturer, is a storied brand offering unmistakable bold styling. To the uninitiated, most Guzzi sport bikes look big, are not necessarily the easiest to handle although they very stable and able to zoom around the bends. But after losing weight, the Sport Guzzis are cheap and […]

Harley-Davidson Online Gift Guide

For the holidays, Harley-Davidson fans introduces a new Online Gift Guide with most gifts priced under $100 and many under $50.. Below are a few great gifts for those on your “naughty list”. Built for business, the black leather and vinyl Rider Briefcase (P/N 93300092, $249.95) holds most 17-inch laptops and fits into hard […]

Old Empire Motorcycles 1000-Mile Road Trip To Deliver A Custom Bike To A Client

How often a builder rides 1000 miles a newly built custom bike to deliver it to a client? Old Empire Motorcycles built “The Hunter”, a light weight bruiser genre-busting custom Honda CB250 Superdream and decides to ride it from the shop in Suffolk, Britain to the south of France where the client lives for a […]

Last Chance To Win This One-Off Ness Custom Victory

Time is running out for your chance to win and help support the National Motorcycle Museum and get a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Victory Cross Country motorcycle. Arlen Ness, one of America’s first motorcycle customizers, has produced some great and truly unique Victory Motorcycles. Here’s your last chance to win a one-off 2013 Victory, a bike […]

Riding A 30 Inch Custom Bagger. How Does It Feel?

Will have the opportunity very soon, but until now I never rode a 30 inch front wheel bagger. But moto journalist and friend of the industry Horst Roesler did it for me. And for this test ride, both in the Blackwood Forest mountain roads next to Baden-Baden and on the German autobahn, he borrowed the […]

Zipper’s Oiling System Upgrade Kit

This Zipper’s Performance Kit is packaging 2 innovative oil system upgrades for all 2007-up Twin Cam® Engines and 1999-2006 engines equipped with hydraulic cam chain tensioners. Red Shift® Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners (Patent # 8,535,187) are a must-have for all 2007-up Twin Cam® performance applications. Red Shift® Cam Chain Tensioners are a direct-replacement product […]

New Harley-Davidson Wind Splitter Windshields For 2014 Touring Models

The new Wind Splitter delivers a combination of air-flow function and super-cool form. The swept-back design of these windshields complements the shape of the fairing and the inner dash panel, and adds height in the center where it counts to help decrease wind noise, and improves your ability to hear that sweet Boom! Box audio […]

Today’s Cleanest Custom Street Trackers.

Richard Pollock is the sole owner and employee of Southern California based Mule Motorcycles, a shop specializing in building performance bikes that have cool heritage styling. Pollock got a strong experience in Aerospace metal working and it shows in the tiniest details of all his creations. He gives himself extremely strict quality requirements because, as […]

Remote Cable Operated Master Cylinders, With Or Without Reservoir, For Custom Applications.

They are cable operated, available with or without a reservoir, and for a true custom look can be installed almost anywhere suitable on your bike. They are all billet aluminum, sold polished or black. On top left, this is the master cylinder for the builder looking to get a true clean look with no master […]

Influential Artist Of The Kustom Kulture Sonny DePalma Left Us

It is with sadness that I report the passing yesterday of Sonny DePalma, one the most influential and inspiring artists of our generation. Sonny’s work, a combination of airbrush and paintbrush resulting in murals and graphics with a unique, crisp and clear 3-D style, is adorning many of the most acclaimed motorcycles and cars of […]