Archive for December, 2015

Happy New Year 2016 To All My Readers

May this coming year be the best you have ever had. Wishing You All A Blissful New Year!

Custom Bagger Rear Kit With Bags, Fender And Lights

Bad Dad, a young company created in 2000 as part of a collision company with 35 years of experience in bodywork, offers so many Bagger custom parts and bolt-on rear kits that I can show you only one as example. This one features a pre-drilled Summit rear fender which installs in place of your original […]

The Custom Motorcycle Built Around The New Avon Trailrider Tire

Avon Tyres is launching worldwide its new Trailrider mix-use adventure tire. During the final development stage, all those involved made it clear that the new model needed a very special celebration. Instead of fitting it to a few motorcycles built by well known builders, the British Manufacturer – who started producing tires in 1911 – […]

Warm Up Harley-Davidson Clothing

As the weather turns, the concerns of motorcycle riders turn to warmth and versatility. Three new items from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® Collection have riders covered in cold weather. The New Insulated Nylon Skull Bomber Jacket For Men (P/N 97558-16VM, $160.00) projects aggressive style with intricate embroidered details on the back and sleeves. Featuring intricate embroidered details […]

Verona International Motor Bike Expo. January 22-24, 2016

Most of the worldwide motorcycle industry will be in Verona from this international 3-day event. A total of 880,000 sq.ft of halls where 600 exhibitors from the USA to the United Arab Emirates and of course the entire Europe will show their new bike models, parts, apparel. In and out of the expo, a lot […]

Küryakyn Alley Cat L.E.D. Fuel & Battery Gauge and Gas Cap for H-D

Styled to match their popular line of air cleaner kits and covers, the new Alley Cat Gas Cap and Alley Cat L.E.D. Fuel & Battery Gauge from Küryakyn® revamp fuel tanks with their aggressive radial design. Crafted from quality cast aluminum, both are available in chrome or gloss black finishes as direct replacements for a […]

Wizards Products Hires Matthew Neitz As Marketing Manager

Amy Antonsen, President of Wizards Products, is excited to welcome Matthew Neitz to the executive team as Marketing Manager. “Matt’s professionalism, integrity and industry knowledge make him a perfect fit for our organization” said Antonsen. Seitz brings with him nearly 10 years of sales/marketing experience within the Automotive Aftermarket industry working with TEN-The Enthusiast Network, […]

Ken’s Factory Olde Dogge Softail

In the last feature I published about the Ken’s Factory I was mentioning that builder Ken Nagai, after years of globe-trotting, is probably one of the most well known/respected builder on 3 continents at the same time: Asia, Europe and North America. Since then, he didn’t slow down his traveling, crisscrossing the world to show […]

Picture Of The Week. The Way It Was.

In this 1921 photo, a group of riders poses with their Indian Motorcycles at Keegan, Mattern & Gaffney in Watertown, NY. The store was dealing in motor supplies and sporting goods with no motorcycles to look at on display. So, riders ordered their Indian motorcycles through this store but had to travel to the Indian […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Jurors Deem Plaintiffs Negligent In Lawsuit Over Defective Motorcycle Helmets. The lawsuit was originally filed by Wendall Lynn Hulse and Frances Kay Hulse June 21, 2012, in Jefferson County District Court and named Harley Davidson, Hongjin Crown Corp. and Cowboy Motorsports as defendants. The plaintiffs alleged their motorcycle helmets were not equipped with critical injury […]

Rear Speaker Accents For 2014-Later Harley-Davidson Touring Models

A choice of 4 easy-to-install enhancements for your 2014-later Harley-Davidson® Touring and Trike models. These rear speaker rings are chrome-plated ABS surrounding the padded domed mesh grills for a subtle upgrade over the factory black plastic. Hassle-free installation reuses factory hardware on ’16 Road Glide Ultras, and ’14-later Electra Glides (except CVO), Tri Glides and […]

Thought Of The Day

    “No task is so humble that it does not offer an outlet for individuality.” William Feather

Movie Used 1976 Harley-Davidson XL1000 Evel Knievel To Be Sold Jan. 7 At Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

The XL1000 was built by Bud Ekins for the movie “Viva Knievel” It is one of the most famous motorcycles for one of the greatest showmen of the 20th century. Estimated price is $80,000 to $100,000. High school dropout Robert Craig Knievel left Butte, Montana with not much more than a petty criminal record and […]

Why Would You Want A Trike That Doesn’t Lean?

It’s the question asked by a company called Tilting Motor Works to all aging riders tempted to go from a 2 to a 3-wheeler. The argument is that a conventional trike isn’t that much fun compared to a motorcycle. The company developed a leaning 3-wheel conversion (2 wheels upfront) to fit all models in Harley-Davidson’s […]

Merry Christmas

And Let’s Not Forget…

Cartoon @ Paul Jamiol for JeremySumpter Post 

Getting Old And Looking Better. Xzotic Generator Style Cam Cover Is An Exclusive Custom Chrome Europe.

New old school. Neo retro style. Whatever the appellation, new fabricated parts mimicking those found on classic oem motorcycles is the new rage. For those looking to add some soul to their modern Harley Twin Cam, this Xzotic Generator Style Cam Cover offered exclusively by Custom Chrome Europe is a very easy bolt-on. The one-piece […]

Joke Of The Week

It’s the best time of the year for kids. And they are very smart. A few examples. Teacher:  How old is your father? Kid:          He is 6 years. Teacher:  What?  How is this possible? Kid:          He became father only when I was born. (Logic!!  Children are quick and always speak their minds.) _____________________ TEACHER:  Maria, […]

Flashback. 1912 Indian Board Tracker.

High powered engines (100+ mph) in sparse frames. No brakes. Just a kill switch. At the beginning of the 20th century, the daredevils riding these machines on wooden planks with up to 60-degree corners, protected only by leather helmets, attracted each weekend huge crowds all over the country. Harley-Davidson and Indian were reigning supreme in […]

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Clarifies Decision To Revert To One-Piece Handlebar Rule

Highlights from a PR from PPIHC. Motorsports in general are inherently dangerous and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the most dangerous in the word. As the organizers of the PPIHC, an event that was founded in 1916 and will celebrate its 100th anniversary next summer, it is our responsibility to minimize […]

The Best Christmas Present Ever

Installing Your New Engine. The Recommendations Of S&S Cycle.

The day has arrived and you are ready to order the new engine that you have been wanting. S&S Cycle tells you that you should begin planning the installation when you order your engine. Here are several things to check during installation that are often overlooked. 1- When ordering the new engine it is wise […]

Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Inc., Donates $75,000 to Sturgis-Area Charities After Lengthy Lawsuit

Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRi), official stewards of the Sturgis® brand, have announced that they have donated $50,000 to Sturgis® Rally Charities Foundation, $20,000 to the Sturgis® Rally Community Development Fund and $5,000 to Sturgis Community Preschool for 2015. The monies donated to Sturgis® Rally Charities Foundation will in turn be distributed to local charities […]

Last Minute Harley-Davidson Holidays Gift Guide

You know the drill. The holidays are coming. All companies want you to create a wish list of their products. With slogans like “The Badder You Are, The Bigger The Gift”, “Shop The Goods For The Baddest On Your List”, “Gift Wrap Freedom”, Harley wants you to shop for him, shop for her, shop for […]

Radical Harley Dyna Street Bob Makeover

You heard it often. A custom motorcycle job is never finished. Many factory bikes go to several lives with successive aesthetic and/or mechanical changes. And of course it’s always for the better. For evident reasons, repetitive makeovers are very often the characteristic of bikes belonging to custom shop owners or to their businesses built and […]

Motorcycle Industry Council Survey Shows More Female Riders Than Ever

The MIC’s latest Motorcycle Owner Survey found that women account for 14 percent of all U.S. motorcycle and scooter owners, well up from the 8% reported in 1998. In fact, the number of female owners better than doubled from 2003 to 2014. And, among the more than 30 million Americans who swung a leg over […]

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