Archive for October, 2015

What Said Harley-Davidson’s Chief Marketing Officer Mark-Hans Richer

“I’m going to go heretical on you, and say that youth does not own cool. Youth does not own growth. Youth does not own innovation or disruption. Brands must not neglect the growth market of older consumers to focus solely on youthful audiences” said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley’s Chief Marketing Officer, at the Association of National […]

Bahn Saddlebag Hinge & Latch Covers for Harley-Davidson

Both applications feature a symmetrical design with angled front and trailing edges that follow the lines of stock or extended saddlebags. Distinct precision-machined features on the premium chrome or black anodized “tuxedo” finishes produce a sweptback effect with the illusion of motion even when stopped. Saddlebag Hinge Covers for ’14-later H-D Touring. The direct replacement […]

Breaking News. Validity Of SMRI Sturgis Trademark Confirmed By Jury In Rapid City.

This evening Friday October 30, 2015 in a Rapid City Federal District Court presided by Chief Judge Jeffrey Vikena, a jury of 8 locals decided to side with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc (SMRI) in a trademark lawsuit brought against Rushmore Photo & Gifts, a local Black Hills Gift shop, and Wal-Mart. It is the […]

Custom Built For A surfer

Heading to the shoreline to catch some big waves? Just ride with your surfboard kept in place by bespoke quick release board racks. This “surf bike” is based on a Kawasaki W650 (referring to the engine displacement), a model introduced in 1999 resembling British motorcycles of the early 1960s, notably the Triumph Bonneville. The W650 […]

Ghosts In The Forecast

Halloween. Politicians, celebrities and public figures are fair game for your costumes. I know, it’s hard to come up with an original idea. But please, don’t wear a Caitlyn Jenner wig or an ISIS headscarf. Except if you insist to get a jerk reputation at the party. Google published the highest number of  searches made […]

“The Walking Dead” Star Norman Reeds Scores Biker Reality Show On AMC

To “The Walking Dead” fans. Norman Reedus will host a new reality series that explores motorcycle culture in various American cities. Reedus, who plays the hunky but volatile Daryl Dixon on the zombie-themed drama, will travel the country on his bike and interview collectors, mechanics and motorcycle craftsmen. He will also make rest stops at […]

LED Lamps For The 2015-Later Harley Road Glide

Blast darkness with the new Road Glide® LED Fog Lamp Mount Kit (P/N 68000183 Chrome, P/N 68000184 Gloss Black; $99.95) from Harley-Davidson®. Designed for 2015-later Road Glide motorcycles, the LED Fog Lamp Mount Kit replaces the turn signal mount and positions Daymaker Reflector LED Fog Lamps (sold separately) and the turn signals close to the […]

Did You Know? The Harley-Davidson Topper Motor Scooter.

The Topper doesn’t belong to the classic Harley-Davidson image. It’s the only Motor Scooter that the Harley-Davidson Motor Company ever produced from 1960 (introduced in 1961) to 1965. The United States Department of Transportation has always defined a Motor Scooter as a motorcycle that has a platform for the operator’s feet or has integrated footrests, […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Now Offering A Business To Business Program. The International Motorcycle Shows are consumer motorcycle shows. The organization is launching a B2B (Business To Business) platform to help powersports retailers meet with parts, accessory and gear/apparel brands without having to travel too far from their stores to do so. “The Progressive International […]

Next Generation Triumph Motorcycles Unveiled

In London, England, Triumph Motorcycles just introduced five new Bonneville motorcycles. These new bikes are a result of a four-year development project from the ground up. A completely new, ground up chassis design unique to each motorcycle, incorporates all-new suspension and geometry for stunning handling, stability and neutrality tailored to the style and character of […]

Küryakyn Inner Fairing Accents for 2015-later Harley-Davidson Road Glide Models

Küryakyn® offers a complete inner fairing overhaul with a host of new accents designed to tastefully customize the revamped cockpit. The following accents are made from durable injection-molded ABS available in chrome or gloss black finishes, with easy installation on all 2015-later Road Glides and 2016 Road Glide Ultras. Tri-Line Stereo Trims. Available in two […]

Indian Motorcycle® & King Baby® Announce Indian® By King Baby® Premium Jewelry Line

The Indian Motorcycle collection features jewelry for motorcycle enthusiasts and include bracelets, pendants, rings, belt buckles, and key rings. King Baby® is world renowned for creating some of the most unique, highly-detailed, and most sought after premium jewelry collections. The Indian line is styled with the original aesthetic of Indian Motorcycle® and crafted in the […]

S&S Announces Long Block Replacement Engines As An Alternative To Rebuilding Your Harley 80” Evo Big Twin

S&S cycle announced the introduction of V80 and V111 Long Block engines as an alternative to rebuilding stock 80” Harley-Davidson® Evolution® big twins. Both Long Block engines are set up to use your induction systems and the V80 will also work with stock ignition systems. . The V80 is a great stock displacement engine for 1984-’99 […]

Harley-Davidson Asks You To Burn Your Clothes And To Reconnect With Your Inner Child.

This Harley-Davidson commercial produced in Germany won Advertising Cannes Festival “Lions Young Director Award” for Best Web Film on behalf of director Andreas Bruns. In 2 1/2 minutes, the film is telling the story of a white collar executive who strives to reconnect with his inner child. Working late, staring at office building bleak lights, the […]

Picture Of The Week

Bolt On Custom Parts And Get A SpeedFreak Sportster Like This One

The “Bolt On and Ride” is a program by Custom Chrome Europe to promote the custom parts the company is distributing. Each year, 5 very reputable builders are chosen to build custom motorcycles featuring, in addition of modified factory parts, those found in the CCE catalog. To be commissioned is a great honor and each […]

New Sherman Twin Cam Rocker Covers By EMD

Give a new strong personality to your Twin Cam engine with these new Sherman Rocker Boxes designed and machined by EMD (Esteves Motorcycle Design)  The :Sherman” brand name is of course in reference to the battle tank used by the United States and some other Western Allies during World War II. They are an easy […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

End Of The Funding Of The highly Unpopular Motorcycle-Only Roadside Checkpoints. The United States House of Representatives Transportation Committee passed a new long term highway legislation. The bill contains a few provisions near and dear to the motorcyclists of America. Most importantly, it ends the federal funding of the highly unpopular motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. “Ending the […]

Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® Kick-Off 2015/2016 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), will kick-off the seventh year of its Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition, a custom motorcycle builder competition, in Portland, OR (Oct 31-Nov. 1, 2015), the first stop of its nationwide Tour. There will be a total 10 IMS Shows in 10 cities for a chance to win a piece […]

Solid Brass 5 ¾” Headlights

The gold-like appearance of brass (a metal alloy made of copper and zinc) has a retro appeal fitting well with many new old school type custom bikes. These 5 ¾” headlights feature a housing deep drawn from a sheet of solid brass, not simply plated like others on the market. It implies that brass will […]

New Triumph Bonneville Models To Be Unveiled October 28, 2015. Teaser Video.

The Triumph Bonneville. With 50 years of heritage, one of the most famous names in motorcycling. The new “Bonnies” are coming with everything that comes with modern engineering. It is rumored that the three 2016 models are getting larger size engines (current offering is 865 cc), tweaked for new European regulations and maybe liquid cooled. […]

Double Winner Of The Championship Of Bike Building At Las Vegas Bikefest And Championship Of The Americas At Orlando AIMExpo

On October 5 during Las Vegas BikeFest, Jeremy Cupp from LC Fabrications was selected by his peers as the 2015 Artistry in Iron champion with the Seven custom bike featured here. Jeremy built a flawless chassis from raw metal to house a motor constructed with a Ducati head mated to a Buell bottom end. He will be […]

Bolero Seat For Early Harley Sportsters

A new clean, thin but still comfortable seat for early Sportster models. Blending old and new it’s what most of Roland Sands custom parts are all about. Fitment is for 1982-2003 Sportsters. MSRP #329.95.

Toe Rest Cruise Pegs For Indian And Victory Motorcycles

The all-new Toe Rest Cruise Pegs  from Küryakyn® offer a comfortable alternate foot position without the added bulk of traditional highway pegs. These minimalist toe rest mounts attach directly to the engine guard to allow positioning of the operator’s heel on the floorboard with the front of the foot resting just behind the engine guard […]

What To Think Of Harley-Davidson Disappointing 3rd Quarter 2015 Results

In a conference call, Harley-Davidson explained its poor performance due to a loss of market share due to new product introductions from competitors in the US, price-slashing by Asian competitors, a less lucrative product mix and unfavorable currency exchange. Harley-Davidson sold more than half of America’s motorcycles last quarter (52.4% of all motorcycles in the […]

Sturgis, SD Citizens’ Alliance Asks for Help Building Bikers’ Scenic Byway

(From a PR) A group of vision-minded local residents, Sturgis Rally supporters, community leaders and ranchers are responding to the Meade County Commission’s efforts to provide vital access to I-90 by forming an alliance to help fund the construction of a 4.5-mile bikers’ Scenic Byway. Those who will enjoy the many benefits of the road, […]

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