Archive for November, 2014

Today In London Auction House Bonhams Sold A 1929 Brough Superior 986CC SS100 Alpine Grand Sports For Record US $ 494,579 (£315,100)

It’s the most expensive Brough Superior sold at public auction. It tops a Brough Superior SS80, which sold in 2012 for US $455,000 (£291,200) Introduced in September 1925 for the 1926 season, this new machine took its name from the Austrian Alpine Trial, the 1925 event having been contested by a number of SS100s, one […]

Flashback On 2014 Las Vegas BikeFest

When the 14th annual Las Vegas BikeFest cruised into downtown Las Vegas last October 2-5, over 33,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world enjoyed four days of all things related to the world of motorcycles.  Over 200 vendors showcased the latest in parts, accessories and apparel, with a record number of parts manufacturer rigs […]

Samson Exhaust Longtail Cholos

Not to be confused with any other slip-on exhaust pipe, the Samson’s M-164 Longtail Cholos exhaust pipes are loud, and are endowed with the low-down look so popular across the United States. The smooth, no seam effect at the rear of the pipe says Samson  “Cholos” like nothing else can, while the free-breathing pipes allow […]

Are You A Drifter Or A Pit Boss?

Ride and thrive with these 2 Bell helmets. On the left, the half shell Drifter with Bell’s innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system. Easily Dial it to your best fit, even when you wear gloves. Colors are black (model OPS featured), gloss black and matte black. $99.95 On the right, the Pit Boss, an ultra […]

Vintage Hot-Rod Inspired Air Cleaner

In his young shop Old-Stf Cycle in Northern California, Mike Pilaczynski is manufacturing this “Mini-Ed” air cleaner with a vintage hot rod look that will please all those tired of all round and teardrop-shaped filters. Includes a K&N high flow filter element. Measures only 5 1/2″ x 4″ x 2 5/8”. Made of cast aluminum and […]

Picture Of The Week. Black Is Beautiful.

Thought Of The Day

    Today’s put-off objectives reduce tomorrow’s achievements. Harry F. Banks

Dakota Digital 2014-Up Replacement Harley Touring Gauges Awarded Best New Powersports Product At SEMA

The Las Vegas SEMA Show has recently added a Powersports division to their showcase, designed to bring motorcycles and off-road vehicles to the event along with the manufacturers of related products.. One newly introduced product is chosen amongst each division to receive the highest award given: the SEMA Best New Product.  Dakota Digital is proud […]

Hand Grenade Black Grips For 1″ Bars

The name of these grips is descriptive enough. Not much to add except that it is a new twist on the raised rubber design offered by many other brands. Which ones offer the most comfort, the best hand grip? We will never know. So, it’s just about the style you prefer. For 1 inch bars. […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Bahn™ Engine Rocker Cover Accents For ’99 To ’15 Harley Twin Cams

For those who want to customize their late Harley Twin Cam engine instead of buying a set of new custom rocker boxes, Kuryakyn offers the option of using their Bahn™ Accents. Installation does not require removal of the factory rocker boxes, and when installed do not need to be removed for top-end motor maintenance. MSRP: […]

Did You Know? Honda Produced Its 300-Millionth Motorcycle

Honda started mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949. Its first model was the Honda Dream Type-D 98 cc. featured here. 65 years later, in 2014, Honda Motor Co., Ltd announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The company longest produced model is the Gold Wing celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2015. Today, Honda produces […]

Saddlebag Ready Surface Care Products Keep Road Grime Under Control

Keep road trip grime under control with these two new packable surface-care products from Harley-Davidson® , perfect for rest-stop touch-ups and rally detailing. The new Bug Eater Sponge (P/N 93600110, $7.95) is tough on bugs but gentle on other surfaces. This easy-to-grip pad features a strong, flexible core laminated with double-sided cleaning surfaces. When paired […]

Joke Of The Week

16 reasons why some men have a dog and no wife. 1. The later you are, the more excited your dog is to see you. 2. Dogs don’t notice if you call them by another dog’s name. 3. Dogs like it if you leave things on the floor. 4. Dogs’ parents never visit. 5. Dogs […]

“Ton Up” Your Late Model Harley Sportster

The Sportster based Café Racer has become a style in its own right, taking the classic look to new levels and doing it with a magic only a Harley can bring to the table. The one missing piece of that  Café Ton up formula is often a traditional tail section and thanks to the folks […]

Victory Motorcycles and Helping with Horsepower™ Engage At-Risk Youth to Set Land Speed Record

Records were broken and memories were made. Victory Motorcycles and Pine Bush High School’s Starz Program Helping With Horsepower™ sets a new national land speed record while providing a learning experience for at-risk youths. Laura Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles developed the Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program to use a motorcycle as a tool […]

BDL Falcon “Sport Plus Carbon” Drive Belt By Goodyear

An exclusive from Belt Drives Limited, the “FALCON SPC” (Sport Plus Carbon) drive belt, designed and manufactured by GoodYear, provides up to 33% more tensile strength than conventional aramid reinforced belts. Additionally the high temperature rubber compound provides excellent flex and service life while a patented fabric-reinforced tooth surface can improve horsepower at the rear […]

Queen Of California Digger Sportster

Arnaud Mary from Motorsports Garage is a big fan of Arlen Ness and of his typically Californian 70’s Digger motorcycles. After thinking of building one during no less than 8 years, Mary took the plunge and asked his good friend Tony of New school Garage to help him work the metal for a faithful-to-the-style San […]

Victory Motorcycles Honoring Military, Police And Fire Service With $1000 Off A Motorcycle Purchase. Giving $500 To Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans For Each Motorcycle Sold.

Last November 11th in New York City, Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) supporting the men and women of the armed forces had joined in a motorcycle parade to celebrate all those who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Victory/IAVA have initiated “The Road Home” program during which […]

Replacement Outer Tourer Fairing Shell

Don’t get discouraged by your battered or damaged outer fairing. You can get a perfect OEM replacement outer fairing shell from Drag Specialties®. It’s manufactured with precision tooling, using nothing but OEM-grade materials, and includes threaded brass inserts to install OEM inner fairing and components. It’s even compatible with most aftermarket accessories so you can […]

Breaking News. S&S Cycle About To Launch The Biggest, Baddest, Bolt-In Engine In Stock Touring Frame. The T143.

Official launch will be spring 2015, but you see it here and I can give you a few details. First, a few words of caution from S&S Cycle VP of Product Development Scott Sjovall “This T143 engine fits in a stock frame, and starts really well, but it is really not for everybody! Frankly, it […]

Custom Harley Street 750

An interesting custom Harley Street 750. In Mumbai, India, up-and-coming custom builder Vijay Singh owner of Rajputana Customs just introduced a customized version of the Harley Street 750. Named the “Brat Café Racer”, this one-off Street keeps the factory frame and engine configuration but in a simplified bodywork with the original instrument cluster forever gone. […]

Cast Aluminum Heat Shields. Semi-Polished Or Black.

Protect your legs and add a nice touch to your sled with investment-cast aluminum heat shields from Lowbrow Customs. Available in a semi-polished aluminum or matte black electroplated finish. The cast aluminum mounts are coped perfectly for 1-3/4″ exhausts, and work with 2″ (minor filing of mounts may be necessary) and 1-1/2″ exhausts as well. […]

AIM Variable Pressure Clutches

You all know that more clutch pressure means a stronger clutch, but clutch pull also becomes much heavier. Since a long time AIM Corp. (Advanced Innovational Machinery Corporation) offers Variable Clutch Performance Kits to upgrade Harley-Davidson the stock clutch and eliminate unnecessary heavy pull. They are cost effective ways to upgrade a stock clutch without […]

Deus Ex Machina TT800

Michael Woolaway from California based Deus Ex Machina USA created for a customer the Deus TT800, a hand-built custom motorcycle paying tribute to the successful 60’s Triumph factory TT machines. As a matter of fact, engine is a Kawasaki W650 bored out to reach 800 cc with a CR carburetor cradled in a custom chromoly […]

When The Featherbed Frame Revolutionized Motorcycle Construction.

There are large variety of motorcycle frames such as single down-tube cradle, half duplex cradle, full duplex cradle, perimeter, beam, trellis etc, each with different handling characteristics for different types of motorcycles. When the Featherbed frame was invented by Mr. Richard McCandless aka Rex, in the year 1949 for UK Norton Motorcycle Company, his intention […]