Archive for March, 2016

1928 BMW Landspeeder Interpretation By Revival Cycles.

Partners Alan Stulberg and Stefan Hertel at Revival Cycles think that “a motorcycle should be more than a machine, an aesthetic expression that demonstrates the beauty of purposeful form.” The Austin shop has built some remarkable motorcycles and this modern interpretation of the record-breaking 1928 BMW R37 ridden by Ernst Henne is another example of […]

Austin, Texas April 8-10. Hand-Built Motorcycle Show And Super Hooligan Racing

Austin, TX is definitely the place to be April 8th-10th. With the The Handbill Motorcycle Show, MotoGP & AMA Pro Flat Track 1/2 mile racing already going down. RSD decided to up the ante even more and throw in a dirt oval short track race on Friday April 8th, right across the street from the Hand-built Show. The race will […]

New Concept. Samsung Smart Windshield.

The Samsung Smart Windshield is supposed to be designed with safety in mind. It connects to your smartphone and it uses a small projector to provide information on your windshield, like phone calls, text message and navigation data. Safety concept or added distraction?

Motorcycle Industry Council Introduces New Benefits to Members Exhibiting At AIMExpo 2016

With the Motorcycle Industry Council’s (MIC) acquisition of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) last fall, both the industry’s trade association and premier trade show united for the greater benefit of MIC members and for the powersports industry as a whole. Working together as one, the MIC is pleased to announce key new benefits for […]

Bobber Factory Racer Inspired Gas Tank For Custom Harley Motorcycles

Inspired by factory race bikes of the 1940’s, this cut-down, classic style gas tank will particularly look cool on Knucklehead, Panhead and Shovelhead custom motorcycles. The WX Gas Tank are directly influenced by the Harley-Davidson WR, but with an innovative design that allows these new gas tanks to fit almost half-century’s worth of motorcycle frames. […]

Record Motor Cycles Building 2 Machines To Attempt Land Speed Records in 2017

Italian Roberto Crepaldi founded Record Motor Cycles (RMC) in 2015, and with his team has started the manufacturing of 2 motorcycles that will race the 2.000 cc and the 2.500 cc classes in Bonneville in 2017 (if the Salt Flats are rideable…) The bikes will race in the FIM “Partially-Streamlined” category, (that is a partially […]

Lighting Show On Your Indian

These rear fender L.E.D. strip lights have elegant styling and provide additional run-brake lighting to markedly increase your visibility from behind. The L.E.D. strip lights hug the rear fender lines for a classic appearance on Indian models with or without saddlebags. Factory-matched chrome housings feature subtle grooved accents and smooth contours that flow with the […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip To Celebrate 35 Years Of Mixing Motorcycling And Music With Legendary Band

Maserati Powered Quad Motorcycle

With 4 wheels and handlebars, are you still (somewhat) a motorcycle? Ludic Lazareth designs all types of vehicles around the mechanics. On this project, it’s a massive Maserati 4.7 l V8 producing 470 hp. Nazareth makes a living prototyping in 2, 3 and 4- wheel configuration for big manufacturers. Free reign to imagination and creativity is […]

Zipper’s Updated Drop-On 107” Series Engine Kits For Harley Twin Cam® Engines.

Zipper’s has new and updated drop on 107 Series engine kits for These kits are dyno-developed and road tested to deliver exceptional torque and horsepower while providing you with the durability that Zipper’s is famous for. These Muscle kits are engineered to start easily and run smoothly on premium pump gas while putting a wide smile […]

Ridin’ Round Texas 2016

A letter from Jeff Nicklus of Jeff Nicklus Customs. “Cyril. With Conrad’s passing in 2012 I realized that it was the end of the Nicklus name. He was the only male child in the family. I also realized that my children are ninth generation Texans. I further realized that I had been born and raised in […]

Front Wheel Spacers For 2009-2016 Harley-Davidson Baggers

Until now, there has been very little you could do about the unsightly black sensor on the axle of all 2009 and later ABS equipped Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The new Ride Nice Bagger Front Wheel Spacers solve that problem for all late-model Harley-Davidson touring bikes. For those motorcycles with a custom aftermarket front wheel the company offers […]

Gabrielle. A Harley Dyna Wants To Become A Tracker.

During 13 frenetic years, custom building shop “Radical Custom” created some of the world’s fastest and best designed custom Ducatis. But because of a too hectic professional life, the fun of custom building was gone for French/Spanish builder Pepo Rosell, After a one year break to rethink his life, he realized that his passion for […]

Riding Low And Lean Behind The New Road Glide Low Profile Windscreen

Just four inches high, this minimalistic Road Glide® Low Profile Windscreen (P/N 57400310, $154.95) from Harley-Davidson®accentuates the shape of the Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle fairing, hugs the contours of the Splitstream vent, and provides definition to the transition between the inner and outer fairing. Molded of hard-coated polycarbonate, the windscreen has an opaque black finish. The […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) Has Announced 2016 pricing For 2 Models. The two models are the 2016 EBR 1190RX and EBR1190SX, priced at $12,995for the EBR 1190SX and $13,995 or the RX. The bikes use a liquid-cooled 1190cc V-twin engine, with four valves per cylinder making 185bhp of power and 138Nm of peak torque. The […]

Screaming’ Eagle High Flow Exhaust With Street Cannons For 2010-Later Harley-Davidson Touring Models

You can bolt on a menacing tone and gain Harley factory-tuned Touring-motor muscle with the new Screaming’ Eagle High Flow Exhaust System (P/N 64800043 Chrome, P/N 64800044 Black, $1,299.95) Optimized for Screamin’ Eagle® Stage Kit engine configurations, the Screamin’ Eagle High-Flow Exhaust system provides bolt-on performance by reducing the catalyst restriction and improving exhaust flow. This […]

Happy Easter

Victory Octane. How Many Shots Of Adrenaline Do You Need?

When Victory teased the unveiling of a Modern American Muscle model inspired by the Pikes Peak Project 156 racer, apparently it meant many different things to my readers. You just need to read again the comments that popped up under my feature during the official launch on February 19th. Some imagined a sport chassis design […]

Darwin Motorcycles Closed. Customers File Complaints For Custom Bikes Paid And Not Delivered.

During these last weeks I was ed by clients of Darwin Motorcycles (Brass Balls Bobbers) owned by Dar Holdsworth asking me if I could shed some light on the status of the Oklahoma custom shop. These clients, located in the US and abroad, stated to me that they ordered and paid in full for custom […]

Joke Of The Week

Shortly after take-off of an Irish airline Air Lingus flight from Dublin to Boston , the lead flight attendant nervously made the following painful announcement in her lovely Irish accent. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so very sorry, but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up by our catering service. I don’t know how this has happened, […]

Plug-N-Go Driver Backrest For Indian Models Except Scout

The all-new Kuryakyn® Plug-N-Go Driver Backrest for Indian® models provides lumbar support that can be dialed in to suit the needs of virtually any rider. The contoured pads are wrapped in premium black or tan synthetic leather that’s weather-resistant and tailored to flawlessly match factory Indian saddles. Height can be adjusted by simply mating coordinated […]

Beverly Hills Board Track Racing (1921)

This board track competition took place on April 24, 1921, at the Beverly Hills Speedway in Los Angeles, California. Although created at the time to promote Indian bikes, the film survives today as an important document for the history of motorcycle racing. Not only does it capture the short-lived Beverly Hills Speedway (1920–24), hyped as […]

29th Annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show Is April 2-3.

Dennis Kirk’s Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show is the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. Established in 1987 by famed customizer Donnie Smith, the show now offers 35 classes of custom motorcycles including baggers, choppers, retro bobbers and cruisers , 22 classes of cars, the largest swap meet on the planet […]

New RSD Raid Wheel

This Raid wheel features an interesting modern design inspired by classic hot rod styling: thin spokes resting between massive pocketed main spokes and a double pinstripe for an additional styling feature. Visually and structurally light. For sure a very different wheel design able to make your custom look unique. Price TBA. Roland Sands Design.

Picture Of The Week. 1923 Harley-Davidson Model JD23.

1903 Magazine, a quarterly online publication for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, is a curated collection of timeless stories and authentic experiences about riders, racers, and builders; artists whose medium of expression is steel, rubber, and paint. In the issue 2, this 1923 Harley-Davidson Model JD23. The stars on the wheels might suggest a law enforcement connection. But […]

Harley-Davidson Making Its Numbers With Dodgy Tactics?

The Motley Fool, a very respected multimedia financial-services company that provides financial solutions for investors through various stock, investing, and personal finance services ran last weekend an interesting analysis of Harley-Davidson 4th quarter results. Journalist Rich Dupreys wonder if Harley is using dodgy tactics to make the numbers for its shipping guidance. The issue is […]