Archive for July, 2014

California Motorcyclists. Lanes Aren’t For Splitting. Or Are They?

The controversy about California lane-splitting or lane-sharing is going on. California is the only state that does not actively outlaw the practice of lane-splitting, in which riders use the space between lanes when traffic is slow or has stopped. But it is legal? No. So, it is illegal? Neither. How come? Until now the California […]

Ridewright Wheels Introduces 2 New Forged Billet Wheels

Ridewright Wheels is adding 2 new spoke wheels to their Camino product lineup, the Warrior (left) and the Turbine (right). The line now features 19 different designs, all with matching rotors and pulleys for applications to fit Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory and Yamaha motorcycles. They’re manufactured to the highest standards utilizing aircraft quality 6061 T-6 billet […]

Kuryakyn To Premiere An All-New Performance Division Named The Crusher In Sturgis August 2nd.

Kuryakyn, one of the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket parts and accessories for the motorcycle industry, is announcing “The Crusher” the all-new Performance Division of Kuryakyn. It will premiere August 2nd at Sturgis Black Harley-Davidson. “2014 marks our 25th anniversary,” explains Küryakyn President Holger Mohr. “We have started this new division as one of […]

Indian Motorcycle Announces New Activities And Surprises During 74th Annual Sturgis Rally

After revealing last Sunday the the new Indian Roadmaster luxury touring motorcycle, Indian Motorcycle is adding new events and motorcycling celebrities to its Sturgis Rally activities. First, the Roadmaster will be a featured demo ride motorcycle in the demo fleet located at Exit 30 of Interstate 90 in Sturgis. In addition the full palate of […]

The Dream Ride For Special Olympics. Ride For A Good Cause From South Florida To Connecticut

Get ready to escape South Florida’s blistering heat to hit the scenic byways of the US Mid-Atlantic states, from West Palm Beach, Florida to Farmington, Connecticut! (or any leg in between!) Pack your saddlebags: a 1,900-mile adventure of Good Will awaits you, August 16-22, followed by two days of motorsports shows, rides and entertainment at […]

2014 Sturgis Rally. Harley-Davidson Activities.

3rd & Lazelle Street, Downtown Sturgis, SD Saturday through Saturday, August 2-9, 9am – 5pm. • Stunt Show – 3 times daily (10am, 1pm, & 4pm) Produced by Ill Conduct Team • H.O.G. Rally Point – Join Tina, Thor and other H-D staff in the H.O.G. area. Pick up your FREE event Pin, join the club […]

Bossley Reventon Exhaust

This exhaust system looks extremely good on a Sportster (1986-2003 or 2004-up) or Custom V-Twin Bobber or Cafe Racer and provides a rich throaty sound. Made out of stainless steel. Pipes are 1 3/4”, muffler is 4”. Sold with the necessary bracket and hardware. Made out of stainless steel with 1” 3/4 header. Available in […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach To Become The New Tenant Of Former Harley-Davidson Store And Museum On Daytona Beach Street. A Daytona Indian Motorcycle dealership had operated out of a site farther north on Beach Street near Main Street, but that business closed a few days before this year’s Bike Week. The new Indian dealership – […]

Sturgis Baddest Bagger Bike Show Competition. August 5, 2014.

American Bagger Magazine is organizing again in Sturgis a bike show competition where will be voted the Baddest Bagger. The competition is set at the Full Throttle saloon, August 5th, from 10 am to 5 pm (judging starts at 12 pm to give you the time to prep your pride). In addition, for entertainment, J&M […]

Industry Legend Mark Blackwell to Host Induction Ceremonies At Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual Breakfast

It’s one of the premiere events of the 2014 Rally on Wednesday, August 6, at 9.00 a.m at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood. This promises to be a great event, honoring six new inductees to the Hall of Fame and one new Freedom Fighter. The Museum is also pleased to announce that industry legend […]

Avon Tyres Introduces A Cobra Tire Designed For Trikes

Specially designed for Trikes, the new Avon Cobra Trike 130/70R18 63V (front) is the perfect choice for this increasingly popular, easy to handle, three-wheel motorcycle option. Made with the exceptional technology that has gone into the development of the other Cobra products in the line, the new Cobra Trike tire offers a flatter lean profile […]

Victory Is Launching The Magnum. The Bagger That Bikers Are Trying To Build Themselves. My First Impressions Riding It.

Baggers are still trending and almost all their owners spend a small fortune customizing them. So, Victory Motorcycles is launching the 2015 Magnum, a beautifully customized production Bagger. In doing so, Victory is the first manufacturer in this motorcycle segment meeting the needs with a ready to ride Bagger that consumers are trying to build […]

Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle Unveils Its First 2015 Model. The Luxury Touring Roadmaster.

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce the all-new 2015 Indian Roadmaster™, whose objective is to set a new benchmark as the ultimate in luxury motorcycle touring. Starting at $26,999 this “new king of the road” extends the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup debuting at Sturgis, with more to come. The bagger and […]

Polaris Unveils The 2015 Slingshot

Watch The Features And Benefits. What do you think?

Cozy Comfort With New Harley-Davidson Sun Ray Backrest Pad For Touring Models

It’s a direct replacement for the original-equipment backrest pad on 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring models equipped with King Tour-Pak® luggage. The Sun Ray® Heated King Tour-Pak® Backrest Pad (P/N 52300317, $349.95) adds some cozy for cool weather touring. The one-piece Sun Ray pad features an integrated heat element and thermostatic control. Additionally, a convenient high/low/off toggle […]

Copper Mike Demonstrates His Newly Designed Hideaway Pegs For Harleys

At Gravesend Cycles, Michael Cole, dubbed “Copper Mike” by his industry peers (you guessed why), challenges himself every day to conceive bikes and parts fusionning vintage design and contemporary functions. On the very practical side, he just created these Hideaway pegs. In 2 minutes, a video presentation and installation demonstration. Pegs not listed yet on […]

Thought For The Day

    “Happiness is good health and a bad memory. ” Ingrid Bergman

2014 Sturgis Rally. Victory Motorcycles Is Planning Adrenaline-Packed Activities. Lots of them…

Victory Motorcycles® has packed the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally schedule with special events, with a major focus on activities exclusively for Victory owners attending the legendary Black Hills rally. Victory’s Sturgis action includes the annual Victory Owners Ride and Party, celebrity meet-and-greets, military salutes, free 2015 Victory demo rides at three different locations, and the chance […]

Küryakyn Hires Pete Amenda As Vice President Of Product Development. Many Other Key Positions Still Available.

To lead its NXT 25 program (the next 25 years of designing and manufacturing aftermarket parts and accessories for the motorcycle industry), Küryakyn hired Pete Amanda as VO of Product development. Most recently Amanda was the VP of Marketing for S&S Cycle where he led or supported numerous new product development and commercialization efforts that […]

Sturgis Ultimate Builder Bike Show. August 6, 2014.

For all custom builders, pros, semi-pros, amateurs and proud owners, another bike show during the Sturgis rally. The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles will be held August 6, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. downtown Sturgis on Lazelle and 4th Street near the community center. And for all bagger customizers, there […]

Bikers of Baghdad. Sunnis, Shias, Skulls, Harleys and Iraqi Flags.

In Baghdad, capital of Iraq, a bikers club of not-so-wild men, including Christians and Hezbollah fighters, seeing themselves as “family.” Not a bad model for the rest of the nation in a country at war. A very interesting article written by Jacob Siegel and published in The Daily Beast. “Most members of the “The Iraq […]

The Polaris Slingshot Is Coming This Sunday July 27. Last Teaser Video Before Launch.

Crank The Volume And Clarity Of Your Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle With Boom! Audio Saddlebag Speakers

You may think that Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles come well-equipped from the factory. But there are still opportunities for personalization. For example, you can pump up the music with the Boom!™ Audio Saddlebag Speaker Kit (P/N 76000489, $399.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. This kit adds a pair of 5×7-inch waterproof 2-ohm full range speakers to […]

Custom Bagger Monstruosity Being Built For “The Biker Battleground Phoenix” TV Reality Show.

Sorry to ruin your day. You are looking at the custom bagger being built by Kody McNew from Voodoo Bikeworks for the TV reality show Biker Battleground Phoenix. How somebody can do this to a motorcycle is beyond my understanding. Exactly what is wrong with the excesses of the Bagger craze. Remember my yearly 2014 […]

Zero Motorcycles To Exhibit And Host National Dealer Convention At 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) welcomes a new OEM partner to the 2014 event this October 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, as California-based Zero Motorcycles, maker of high performance electric motorcycles, will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 National Dealer Convention at AIMExpo. Zero’s assessment of last year’s inaugural AIMExpo led them to the conclusion […]

Ross Tomas, Son Of Mike And Carolyn Tomas From Kiwi Indian In Fatal Motorcycle Accident

I am heartbroken to have to announce that Ross Tomas, the 20-year old son of friends of the industry Mike and Carolyn Tomas from Kiwi Indian, passed away yesterday evening Wednesday July 22, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was wearing a helmet. Ross had an inherited passion for motorcycles and I […]