Archive for January, 2014

Erik Buell Today.

In 2009, Harley-Davidson President and CEO Keith Wandell decided to drop the Buell Motorcycle company, a very painful and publicized breakup ending up with a liquidation sale of Buell’s machines, equipment, office furniture, tools, parts and even mementos. Nothing had to remain… Because Harley-Davidson removed Erik Buell’s non compete employment clause (at the condition he […]

Victory To Launch 2015 Gunner Model On February 8.

It should be a bobber style model and will be powered by the powerful Victory fuel-injected, counter-balanced Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin delivering 110 ft-lb of torque. The most interesting news, until we see the Gunner on February 8, is the fact that Victory Motorcycles has decided to announce a new 2015 model so early in the year. […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Triumph Motorcycles Marks India Entry with 10 Models. Triumph Motorcycles Ltd will open nine dealerships in India by the end of March, a top executive said, as the British bike maker aims to capture a significant chunk of the country’s premium bike market dominated by the US’ Harley-Davidson Inc. According to Triumph, the Indian premium […]

Exclusive. World’s First 30” Hubless Motorcycle Wheel. With Integral 29” Brake Rotor.

A new twist (pun intended) for the big wheel lovers. After “who is going to make it taller”, the industry is going in the direction of “who is going to make it invisible?” Kind of… Engineered and machined in Toronto, Canada by Steve Schuller of Schuller Cyclewerks, this 30” hubless wheel will be fitted on […]

The Bell Bullitt Helmet. How It Was Designed.

The Bell Star helmet has evolved steadily over more than 45 years. The new Bell Bullitt was designed by young Chad Hodge who preserved the helmet classic style with some of today’s high tech features. Watch this video to learn how this once student “retro love” project became a helmet success story.

Harley-Davidson Quarterly And Full Year 2013 Results Show Continued Growth.

This Thursday morning January 30, 2013 Harley-Davidson reported that worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles grew 5.7% in the quarter and 4.4% for the full year, compared to the year-ago periods.For the full year 2013, Harley-Davidson net income was $734.0 million on consolidated revenue of $5.90 billion, compared to full-year 2012 net income of […]

The Night Is Blue

If you like blue lights, maybe this new L.E. D. Speedo and Tach bezels are for you. They will be soon available from Küryakyn. Available in Chrome or Gloss Black. They fit 2000-2013 Harley Electra Glides, 2006-2013 Street Glides and 2009-2013 Trikes. (Shown here with Speedo & Tach Brow & Stereo Accent sold separately) MSRP: $89.99 […]

Garage Custom Culture

Douglas Guillot is a French movie Director whose work has been featured a couple of times in my website {“Wheels & Waves” And “South Siders”) He sent me his most recent short film about a small shop in southwest France (Biarritz) named Bixente Moto. His objective: to translate in images and sound the authentic atmosphere […]

NAMZ Custom Cycle Products Has Purchased All Assets Of Badlands Motorcycle Products

NAMZ Custom Cycle Products Inc. just announced the purchase of Badlands Motorcycle Products Inc. “The deal took a while to get completed but all good things work out in the end” says NAMZ President, Jeff Zielinski. NAMZ will close down the Badlands location in Sparks Nevada and move all operations to its suburban Philadelphia facility. […]

Motorcycle Hand Signals. Do You Know Them All?

You Won’t Have To Wait Another 55 Years. S&S Black Super E And G Carburetors Are Back.

They were so popular when released in limited edition that you even complained in “comments” that you could not get one. To mark their 55th Anniversary in 2013, S&S Cycle created this special Black Super E and Super G Shorty carburetors with a distinctive black satin Enduraguard® coating (heat and chemical resistant)In addition to cool […]

Warlord Organizer Tray For Harley-Davidson Hard Saddlebags

Organize your life on the road with one more offering of saddlebag tray. Unlike some others, this one covers the full length and width of your saddlebag. When you need to get to the item, simply lift the tray out with one hand. Dividers are removable. It is made of ABS plastic and the mounts […]

Polaris Reports Record 2013 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results. Sales Growth of 20%. Motorcycle Sales Increased 12%.

This morning January 28, 2013 before Wall Street opening, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) reported record fourth quarter net income of $1.56 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, an increase of 26 percent compared to the prior year’s fourth quarter net income of $1.24 per diluted share. Net income was $108.7 […]

2014 Bagger ThunderMax® With Wave Tune Technology

Harley-Davidson launched its Project Rushmore motorcycles in August last year, and quite a few aftermarket vendors have already updated or launched new products to fit the 2014 model year. It’s the case of Zippers Performance already offering the Thundermax with “Wave Tune Technology” to increase the EFI power and performance of your 2014 Bagger. “Wave […]

Breaking News. Daytec Frames Closed Its Doors. Owner Phil Day To Join Fat Baggers Inc.

Sad news for the custom motorcycle industry. Daytec, one of the leading manufacturers of after market frames for American V-Twin Motorcycles with a state-of- the-art Powder Coating division, has closed its doors. Phil Day created Daytec back in 1974, first building high performance exhaust systems for the boating industry, learning about powder coating and playing around […]

2014 Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series. Italian Championship.

The Custom Chrome Europe event, part of CCE Bike Show Series, was held during the 2014 Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy (January 24-26.) More than 60 custom motorcycles out of some 400+ exhibited at the Motor Bike Expo were nominated to compete in the Custom Chrome Europe competition. Participants are awarded in 4 different […]

RYNO Microcycle

One-wheel transportation always elicits a primal response. The RYNO Microcycle is not the first offering of small, sleek one-wheel vehicles supposed to make motorized personal transportation enjoyable and practical…if you are not apprehensive at the idea of riding a self-balancing machine. The RYNO keeps you from falling by helping you balance forward and backward, but […]

Motorcycle Candles For Bikers. Choose Between “Open Road” Or “Two Stroke.

Home sweet home. Do you light up scented candles? Which fragrance? Ocean, flowers, christmas , clean linen, citrus, spiced pumpkin or one of the hundreds already available? Eric Bess, owner of Flying Tiger Motorcycles, got the idea of offering to bikers a couple of candles whose fragrances will remind you the smells of the road. […]

Paughco Dished Custom Gas Tank Now Available In 4 sizes.

They were extremely popular in the 60’s and 70’s. Indian Larry used this style of gas tank on many of his custom bikes. Because they are popular again, Paughco has taken some of their most popular Harley-Davidson style tanks and given them the old school “Axed and Dished” treatment. For painters the dished side panels […]

American International Motorcycle Expo To Become A Four-Day Event

In the short time since the launch of AIMExpo, show management has received a significant amount of back from the Powersports industry hailing the event as much needed and an overwhelming success. Based on input received, and keeping with AIMExpo’s mission of providing the most effective and efficient platform for B2B and B2C commerce, AIMExpo […]

Amelia Concours D’Elegance. 4 Rare Indian Motorcycles To Be Auctioned.

During the 2014 Amelia Concours D’Elegance (March 6-9, RM Auctions will offer 4 rare Indian motorcycles during its auction on March 8 at the Ritz Carlton. A 1909 Indian Light Twin, a 1911 Single Board Track Racer, a 1911 Single Road Model and a 1914 “Hendee Special.” 1909 Indian 5-horsepower Light Twin. Engine # 20A352. […]

Thought Of The Day

    ” One right and honest definition of business is mutual helpfulness. ” William Feather

Be Seen. Get Noticed. Batman Look Helmet. Huh…

Yes, you will get noticed, get long stares, some smiles, thumbs up and some may follow you to take a picture and get the address where to order one. Of course, all Batman fans are already convinced that it’s the only helmet they want to be seen in while riding. Molded from a proprietary elastomer […]

Watch A Video Of The New Harley-Davidson Street 750 Model Ice Racing At Aspen X Games.

What a great idea from Harley-Davidson to attract youngsters to the brand and specifically to its new Harley Street model. The Milwaukee company became one of the Aspen X Games new sponsor and is teaming up with ESPN to feature motorcycle ice racing as an exhibition sport. Following Harley-Davidson’s customer-centric approach, fans will help decide […]

America’s Most Powerful 2 Into 1 Exhaust System For Harley Touring Models?

Just another claim or reality? Area 51 Racing, a company in Napa, California that I didn’t know until now, is stating to me that the performance of their 2 into 1 head pipe and muffler combination for Harley-Davidson touring models 2001 to 2014 is unequaled in the industry. Their exhaust system uses a patent pending […]

Harley-Davidson Rentals. When. Where. How?

Winter is long and miserable for many of you living in very cold climates with your bike stuck in the garage. Some of you take days of vacation in popular hot spots like Hawaii, Las Vegas, Florida and Jamaica but don’t know or don’t think about planning a Harley rental in those locales. On the […]

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