Archive for March, 2014

House Of Thunder USA Trailbreakers

The portion of South Florida going from Jupiter Island to Palm Beach to South Beach Miami has the east coast highest concentration of Bling. It includes mansions and vehicles of all styles, from the sublime to the tacky, from the outrageous to the ridiculous. Being low key is not the norm and too many motorcycles […]

Motorcycle-Specific Gloves Technology By Harley-Davidson

Well, maybe some of you want to learn about the motorcycle-specific technology used in the new Harley-Davidson gloves offering. More than you think… The drawings above will help you understand about low profile seaming, pre-curved fingers for maximum feel and comfort, gel padding palms,  power-stretch knuckles to minimize hand fatigue, touchscreen compatible index finger and […]

The Derringer Electric Coming Soon

I already featured the beautiful motor bikes of Santa Monica based Derringer Cycles, all modern interpretations of 1920’s board track racing motorcycles with evocation of banked wood motordromes, of fuel smell, of speed, of danger, of checkered flag… At the time of my feature they were only offered equipped with a small 49cc four stroke […]

Bell Helmets 60th Anniversary. What It Takes To Make A Safer Motorcycle Helmet.

Since 1954, Bell the leader and largest head protection company in the world, has for goal to create a helmet that has the ability to absorb and dissipate energy at every level of velocity (in the US, 50% of the motorcycle population doesn’t wear a helmet.) Over 50 Bell engineers, designers and testing professionals work […]

Former Daytona Racer Don Emde To Ride The 1914 Trek Of Erwin George “Cannon Ball” Baker

One century ago, in 1914, 32-year old Erwin George “Cannon Ball” Baker (March 12, 1882 – May 10, 1960) made history riding an Indian motorcycle for a 3.379-mile trek from San Diego to New York in 11 1/2 days. Don Emde, 63, the legendary former Daytona 200 race winner and member of the Motorcycle Hall Of […]

Sabertooth Motorcycles Has Been Granted 2 U.S. Patents For Innovative Rear-Wheel-Steering and Active Suspension.

These innovative technologies will be integrated into the Sabertooth line of WildCat® trikes. The first of these technologies is SureTrac®, a Rear-Wheel-Steering system (patent number 8,607,913), which provides added stability and ease of turning. Sabertooth’s proprietary SureTrac® system will be standard equipment on the popular V8 WildCat® trike series and the new 850 cc, 104 […]

Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice To Merge With Motorsports Aftermarket Group

The official announcement was made yesterday afternoon. Tucker Rocky/Biker Choice (LDI LLC) has agreed to merge with Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) owned by majority shareholder Leonard Green & Partners. LDI LLC, the sole shareholder of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice, will become the majority shareholder of the combined company. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., the […]

Motorcycle Sculpture Out Of Roadkill

And when you think you have seen everything… Florida artist Reese Moore loves motorcycles and recycle bones of dead animals to elaborate massive bike sculptures. Bones are sourced from roadkill or are given by farmers and hunters. Moore doesn’t hesitate to mix parts from different animals, cows, wolves, alligators, etc. Some of you may know […]

Why Is My Engine So Hard To Start? Tips From S&S Cycle To Resolve This Issue.

Street engines have not only gotten bigger, they’ve also gained compression. Hard starting is an annoying problem that can be resolved either inside or outside the engine. The explanation and tips from S&S Cycle. 

 The first step in making these beasts more manageable is to check cranking compression with a good screw-in gauge. S&S […]

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Announced First Acts To Perform At Their Annual Summer Music Festival

The nine-day lineup of national touring artists to take to the Chip’s main stage Aug. 1-9, includes Zac Brown Band, Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Train, Florida Georgia Line, John Mayall and many others. Over 30 bands will fill out the festival’s concert lineup, and the Buffalo Chip will announce the remaining acts throughout the […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Urban Outfitters Sued By Harley-Davidson. Urban Outfitters Inc. that owns and operates over 400 retail locations across five retail brands (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and BHLDN) and known for catering to “hipster” culture and fashion, is being sued for violating trademarks belonging to Harley-Davidson by allegedly purchasing officially licensed Harley merchandise and then […]

Daytona Bike Week Willie’s Old School Chopper Show. A Few Close-Ups.

It was held Thursday March 13 on the parking lot of Tropical Tattoo in Ormond Beach. Some Views…(photos @ H. Roesler for JeremySumpter)

Wheels Through Time Museum Celebrating This Weekend Their 2014 Season With Antique Motorcycle Exhibitions And More

The Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC  – the rare and historic machines museum that everybody should visit at least one time – will be re-opening this Thursday and will welcome fans and friends until Monday for a series of exhibitions and demonstrations of many rare motorcycles, including several that were recently found […]

Women Driven To Ride

On january 5th, I reported on the upcoming “Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit”, an all new 3-day event to broaden the skills, knowledge and experiences of women motorcycle riders, to be held in Denver, Colorado May 2 to 4, 2014. At summit opening, on Friday afternoon, participants will screen a new documentary that explores the unstoppable […]

Sharing Tech Thought

S&S Super E And G Carburetor Power Kits By Speed Dealer Customs

Each motor compression cycle of your stock engine leaves a little residue getting sent right back into your motor to be burned up, somewhat decreasing performance and engine life. Speed Dealer Customs claim that their kit doesn’t allow the sludge back in after it’s sent out to the filter. Included in the kit is the […]

Cafe Rider Dubai To Distribute Brass Balls Cycles

Dar Holdsworth from Brass Balls Bobbers just returned from Dubai , United Arab Emirates, where he participated to the grand opening of Cafe Rider, a new dealer carrying exclusively his motorcycles. As you can see it looks like a very cool place with Brass Balls Bobbers bikes displayed as works of art, then a 30-ft […]

Steve McQueen’s Connection With Triumph Motorcycles.

Yestersay March 24, Steve McQueen would have celebrated its 84th birthday. And it’s 60 years ago that he rode his first new Triumph motorcycle. It was sold to him by Johnson Motors in Pasadena, California and delivered to him at the Los Angeles’ Universal Studios. McQueen became good friend with Bud Ekins who teached him […]

Exclusive. Interview With Steve Menneto, Polaris Industries’ Vice President Of Indian And Victory Motorcycles.

Seven months after the re-launch of the Indian brand and a few weeks after the introduction of a new 2015 Victory model (the Gunner), while in Daytona for Bike Week. I sat down with Steve Menneto for an interview. As a fast introduction, let me mention that Menetto is a former Polaris dealer who became […]

Turning Your 1982-2003 Sportster Into A Hardtail

Going the hardtail route on a Sportster is a very popular conversion. To do the job, TC Bros is offering this weld-on hartail kit for all Sportsters years 1982 to 2003 (883, 1200 and 82-85 Ironhead models.)Itis designed using the latest 3D CAD Software and is built right here in the USA using a precision […]

Pinstripe Me A Helmet

It’s always a pleasure to watch a talented Pinstriper swing his sword and see him accomplish beautiful, improvised artwork pieces. Because it’s Sunday and to relax, let’s all admire Master Striper Skratch (under contract with Bell for several motorcycle and bicycle helmets) pinstriping a helmet in just a few minutes (this one in less than […]

2014 Daytona Rat’s Hole Bike Show. Views.

The Rat’s Hole Show has the merit to be located in the best location – the Daytona Lagoon- for this type of events. And as always, when you think you have seen everything, you still get surprised by the unexpected and the amount of work involved in these custom machines. The sublime and the weird […]

New Screamin’ Eagle Chain Adjuster To Increase Primary Drive Durability

It Permits the Manual Adjustment of the Primary Chain Tension and Locks it in Place. Ideal for bikes equipped with big-displacement, high-performance (100- horsepower) engines. This anodized billet aluminum tension adjuster is a direct replacement for the Original Equipment automatic adjuster. It permits fine-tuning of the primary chain freeplay and locks the chain tension in […]

Custom Chrome Europe Just Moved To Brand New Largest V-Twin Parts Only Facility And Warehouse In Europe

Construction started on July 23rd, 2013 and Custom Chrome Europe was able to complete and move into its new 161,500 square feet (15,000 square meters) facility and warehouse in only 6 months. The new location features 15.000 square meters storage space and 1.200 square meters of offices in a separate 3-floor building. Thanks to high […]

Gunning The 2015 Victory Gunner In Daytona

At the Daytona airport warehouse where the media fleet of Victory and Indian motorcycles was kept and maintained during Bike Week, I was offered the choice to ride either the stock or the factory customized version of the new Victory Gunner model. I leaned towards the accessorized option knowing that improvements were only cosmetics and […]

Breather Bolts For Sportster And Evo

These bolts are the cleanest way (no more ugly hoses) to solve the potential crankcase venting issues you may encounter when installing an aftermarket air cleaner. They are fully CNC machined 6061 aluminum that is polished for a super clean look. The set includes stainless steel vent screens, stainless washers, circlips and foam filter elements. For […]

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