Archive for March, 2016

Indian Motorcycle’s Custom Scout Dealer Contest. And The Winners Are…

During the Project Scout Contest, Indian Motorcycle dealers around the world were competing to show their talent by customizing a Scout model with no rules or restrictions on bike theme, cost or build style. Then, from January 18th to February 19th, fans voted for their favorite creations. The top 3 finalists (in any order) were […]

Harley-Davidson Says Thank You To Military Personal And First Responders With Ride Around Daytona International Speedway

At a venue known for speed – Daytona International Speedway – Harley-Davidson took a moment to slow down and say “thank you,” inviting a group of military personnel and first responders to take an unforgettable ride around the “World Center of Racing” during the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week. On Thursday March 10 in Daytona […]

The RSD Super Hooligans Indian Scout Sixty Flat Track Racers Were In Daytona

On Tuesday March 8th at the Volusia County Race Track, the Team RSD racers battled handlebar-to-handlebar in pursuit of the checkered flag on their Custom RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty bikes. The ultra-aggressive elbow-to-elbow combat set on a short track offers spectators great entertainment and before and after each race a great example of bikers […]

75th Daytona Bike Week. Postcards (Part 2)

More pictures after the jump…

Daytona Victory Octane Launch Party And Guinness World Record For Longest Burnout. 2.23 Miles…

Last Saturday March 5th and after road testing in the morning the new Victory Octane (I will report soon), I went to the evening official launch party at the Main Street Station on Daytona Main Street. During the event featuring the lightest and most powerful and quickest motorcycle Victory has ever produced, the manufacturer announced, […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Announced Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016

From pioneers and innovators to customizers and dealers, the 2016 inductees into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame represent every aspect of what makes motorcycling great. The Museum was chartered back in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. Arguably the most diverse […]

New Crusader Floorboards By Precision Billet

When it comes to design, nothing beats collaboration of creative types. So when Baggers Inc. wanted to produce their own line of billet products they went to Precision Billet. Together the two companies came up with this new Crusader floorboard already available for immediate delivery on the Precision Billet website. This new floorboard was inspired […]

Not To Be Expected. A World War II Themed Yamaha Motorcycle.

Why would you think about building a “kind-of-period-correct” World War II motorcycle from a Yamaha power plant? Only owner Edward Yuan can explain this to me and to you. In his words. “The inspiration for this project came surprisingly from a Bloomingdales catalog with a vintage World War II motorcycle on the cover. Something about […]

Picture Of The Week

A rare picture of a 1917 Harley-Davidson frame head cutaway. Was featured at temporary exhibit, (P)ART at Harley-Davidson Museum.

Indian Motorcycle’s Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield And Chief Vintage Sold Out In A Single Day

Indian Motorcycle® announced that the entire production run of the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Springfield™ and Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle models was sold in just one day. The individually numbered motorcycles – the first-ever production vehicles to feature Jack Daniel’s livery – became available for purchase on March 4. Created to commemorate the 150th […]

Daytona 2016 Commemorative Paintings By David Uhl.

Since 2005, David has offered a special piece for Daytona Bike Week each year. Here are David Uhl’s 75th Anniversary Daytona Commemorative 2 new paintings. On top “Love Triangle”, bottom “75th and Main”. You can view the entire collection HERE. Signed and numbered canvas prints are now available for purchase at special Rally pricing through […]

Victory As Presenting Sponsor For 75th Daytona 200 On Saturday March 12. Parade Lap For Victory Owners.

The Daytona 200 is a 200 miles, 57 laps race featuring 600 cc sport bikes on the 3.51 mile Daytona Speedway course. The Victory Octane will be the official pace bike prior to the start with Victory being the official presenting sponsor. As part of their presenting sponsorship of the DAYTONA 200, the motorcycle manufacturer […]

Rollfast Indian Scout By Bill Dodge

Since its spectacular introduction spinning on the “Wall Of Death” during the 2014 Sturgis rally, the new Indian Scout – now in 2 engine configurations – keeps being the talk of bikers here in the US and abroad. At time of launch, and whatever were the expectations of each of you, most agreed that the […]

75th Daytona Bike Week. Postcards (Part 1)

Kraus Sport Performance Inverted Front End Kits For Harley Davidson Dyna, FXR, Sportster And Softail Models

The demand for quality suspension products is growing and aftermarket inverted front ends are now popular for Harleys. Builder Satya Kraus wants to lead the way with new kits offering improvements in performance function, safety, and aesthetics and easy to install on Harleys. The Kraus Sport Performance bolt-on kit takes the guesswork out of inverted front […]

Joke Of The Week

A farmer has 200 hens, but no rooster, and he wants chicks. So, he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster which he would sell. The other farmer says, “Yeah, I’ve got this great rooster, named Randy. He’ll service every chicken you got, no problem.” Well, Randy […]

Breakable Boardtracker By Dutch Custom Builder Piet Smits

In my 2016 custom motorcycle trend predictions published in January I was mentioning what I call “The Heritage Revival Movement” where new built custom motorcycles are modeled after the bikes that filled our grandparents “good old days” or drawing inspiration from the bikes legends rode to victory in major races. New motorcycles using at least […]

Daytona Bike Week. Change Of Venue For Custom Scout Dealer Contest Judging And Hooligans Races.

I just have been advised of a change of venue for 2 major Indian events. The Hooligans Races have been moved, for reason of a revoked permit, from the Ocean Center parking lot in Daytona to the Volusia County Speedway Tuesday March 8th. Races start at 3.30 pm The Project Scout Dealer Contest (judging and […]

New 2016 Indian Springfield. The Most Essential Features For Touring Comfort And Urban Versatility.

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield™. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding experience, the Indian Springfield is a soulful and versatile new addition to the 2016 lineup. It features true, authentic American craftsmanship, superior refinement and only the most essential touring […]

75th Daytona Bike Week. What Police Officers Will Be Watching For.

Officially, Daytona Bike Week starts Friday March 4th. Bikers will be all over the Volusia & Flagler counties with police departments enforcing Florida motorcycle-related laws. In addition to careless or reckless riding, excessive speed, racing on the streets or highways, driving under the influence, etc some Florida motorcycle statutes dictate what is legal or illegal. […]

2016 Daytona Bike Week. First Annual Biltwell Bash Is Friday March 11.

The inaugural event is set all day long March 11th at Robison Cycles, 508 International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona, The event will feature: a swap meet from 9 a.m. to noon. with free coffee and donuts. Free lunch from noon to 2 p.m (catfish & grits) for the first 200 participants, then $7.00 plate. All day […]

Barnett Scorpion Clear Derby Cover Series For 1998-2016 Harley Big Twins

The Barnett Scorpion Series of Clear Derby Covers is designed to fit OEM primary covers on 1998 & up Harley Davidson Big Twins and feature a quarter inch thick, clear polycarbonate window to your clutch! The scratch and discoloration resistant window is firmly secured and sealed with an O-ring gasket. The outer cover area is […]

USA Harley Dealerships Battling For Ultimate Bragging Rights in 2016 Sportster Motorcycle Customization Contest

Out to prove that custom truly is king, Harley-Davidson invited dealers to showcase their individuality in the Custom Kings Customization Contest. Dealers from all over the country turned a Sportster® motorcycle into a “Custom of One” work of art – earlier today the top 64 creations were revealed for fans to help choose the ‘king’ […]

Motorcycling Or Boating This Weekend? The 1960’s Solution.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Has Signed Multi-Year Extension With The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Harley-Davidson has been a top partner of the UFC since 2007. The extension will include viewing parties at the brand’s dealerships and a joint program aimed at benefiting the US military. UFC, the world’s largest mixed martial arts organisation, currently holds strategic partnerships with […]

Breaking News. Erik Buell Racing Is Back In Business. Inviting Press & Enthusiasts To Celebrate With The Team.

Before he was a successful engineer/motorcycle designer/motorcycle manufacturer, Erik Buell was a motorcycle racer. And like any good racer, when you get knocked down, you get right back up… Get ready to throw AGAIN a leg over the ‘American Sport Bike,’ turn the key, and twist the throttle! EBR Motorcycles resumes production beginning March 1 […]

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