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Motor Bike Expo 10th Anniversary In Verona, Italy (January 18-21) Part 3

They traveled from as far as Indonesia to show their work. Brought yo you from builders from all over the world, below is a non-exhaustive selection of the best custom motorcycles exhibited last weekend on the floor of the 2018 Italy Motor Bike Expo (photos @ H. Roesler for C. Huze)

Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb Motorcycling Debut at X Games

In an X Games first, Harley-Davidson® Snow Hill Climb will make its debut at X Games Aspen as a medaled event alongside ski, snowboard and other action-sports competitions. The new medal sport will close out X Games Aspen 2018, which airs January 25-28 on ESPN and ABC. In the Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb, riders will […]

Europe To Mandate Emergency Call System For Motorcycles. USA To Follow?

An emergency call system for cars has been around for a while. For example think of the GM OnStar safety device system providing a quick response in case of accident. An equivalent system called “eCall” will be mandatory on all new European cars sold after April 16, 2018. Reasoning that motorcycles are more prone to […]

A Message From Tucker Rocky|Bikers Choice To Its Dealers And Vendors

To All Valued Tucker Rocky Dealers: “
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to the 2018 riding season. I want to kick off the year by sharing some very good news. Wednesday, January 10th, Tucker Rocky filed its Disclosure Statement and Plan for restructuring our debt with the bankruptcy court—this is […]

Von Dutch’s Drawings Going Up For Auction

During the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on January 25, several of Von Dutch’s drawings are coming up for auction. Von Dutch (real name Kenny Howard, 1929-1992) was one of the most interesting characters of the 60’s and 70’s Kustom Kulture scene He initially rose to fame for his pinstriping skills, but he also built […]

Valerie Thompson Going To Australia With Team 7 Racing To Become The World’s Fastest Motorcycle Racer

It’s official! Racer Valerie Thompson with Team 7 Racing are heading to Australia to continue her quest to become the world’s fastest on motorcycle at the 28th Annual Speed Week competition at Lake Gairdner in Southern Australia March 12–19, 2018. Often referred to as “America’s Queen of Speed”, she has earned the famed “Red Hat” […]

FX Confirmed It Will Air A Spin-Off Of The Sons Of Anarchy Drama Titled “Mayans MC”

The drama show ended 4 years ago on the FX cable network, but Sons Of Anarchy mastermind Kurt Sutter returns to co-create and executive produce the spin-off “Mayans MC” with an almost all latino cast. Sons of Anarchy, FX’s highest-rated drama, concluded in 2014 after a seven-season run. Mayans MC will come to FX either […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Adds “Pan America” And “48X” to “Bronx” In New Trademark Filings. While the ‘Bronx’ was filed at the US Patent and Trademark Office, the two new monikers have been filed for a trademark at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The applied trademarks are to be used for “motorcycles and structural parts” Energica, An […]

John Lennon’s Honda Z50A To Be Sold At Auction

The late great Beatle John Lennon (1940-1980) was using this little Honda Z50A to zip around his UK Tittenhurst Park Estate, his main residence in 1969. H&H Classics is going to auction it March 4 at the National Motorbikes Museum in England and online. with bids to be estimated around £30,000 (US 39,000)… In running […]

Ace Cafe Orlando To Detroit On A Special Edition Triumph Thruxton

“The Drive Home III is an annual vintage vehicle trek from Orlando Ace Cafe To Detroit. Organized by the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), the drive will include and feature a special edition Triumph Thruxton from Ace Cafe Orlando. Ace Cafe Orlando – the first North American location of the […]

Happy New Year To All My Readers

Morgan First All-Electric 3-Wheeler To Be Produced in 2018

Two and a half years ago I published the Morgan all-electric EV3 concept. and now it’s almost here with a production scheduled for second quarter 2018 in partnership with Frazer-Nash Energy Systems.The all-electric Morgan features a very low center of gravity (lower than on Evo models), a light weight under 1100 lbs (500 kg), a […]

S&S Cycle Adds To Massive Flat Track Contingency Program

American Flat Track, the American’s original extreme sport, has never been so popular with spectators. The 2017 racing season was pretty amazing with the renewed rivalry between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle and the financial and technical support of teams by major brands like S&S Cycle whose high performance exhaust were often seen on the podium […]

Genuine Red Rapide And Original Condition Knucklehead, Along With Exemplary SS80, 750S America, Several Racing Ducatis And More At Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

First was the Australian speed record-making and multiple race-winning 1951 Vincent Black Lightning owned and ridden by Jack Ehret – unquestionably one of the most important motorcycles in existence. Now Bonhams is pleased to announce the addition of further rare and important motorcycles to highlight its famous January event. From the hallowed Vincent marque, a […]

A New BSA Motorcycle To Be Released in 2018 in US, UK, Italy And India

On November 25th, I reported that automotive giant Mahindra from India had purchased outright the British BSA brand name and all the rights attached to it. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, confirmed the arrival of a new BSA model which is currently under development by Tweeting a picture of this old BSA. Probably the […]

Triumph Motorcycles Group Limited FY17 Results

Triumph Motorcycles Group Limited has announced its financial results for the financial year 2017. 2017, Triumph grew global revenues by £90.9m to £498.5m with profit before exceptional costs increasing by £8.1m to £24.7m.(£1 = $1.34)

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Fast Motorcycle Industry News

A surge In The sale Of Its Bikes Abroad Pushed Triumph Profits Ahead by 50%. Triumph Sold 63,400 Motorcycles In 2017. The 9,400 it sold in the UK represents a record for the company, shrugs off the gloom in the British motorcycle trade where sales this year have fallen by 15 per cent and puts […]

“The Art of Kustom” At 2018 Motor Bike Expo In Verona Italy (January 18-21)

“The Art of Kustom” is an international contest for airbrush artists to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. This contest brings together eight “Top Artists” from Asia (Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan) with the goal of painting helmets in a livery that celebrates the tenth year in Verona for both Motor […]

The 2018 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Honoring The Ness Family. New Special Classes and More.

Each year, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering draws thousands of guests to the stunning Quail Lodge & Golf Club grounds for a showcase of the world’s rarest, fastest and most beautiful motorcycles. The 10th annual show will honor the legendary Ness family, feature new marques in addition to cutting-edge Electric Motorcycles and Café Racers, to 300 […]

Italy “Hear the Road” Motorcycle Tours

Never too soon to prepare your spring and summer motorcycle riding tours. “Hear The Road Motorcycle Tours” Italy is a boutique touring company providing exhilarating and authentic vacations in heart warming Italy. It provides motorcycle rental, accommodations and itineraries of about 250 km/160 miles of riding each day. Tours run from April to October, so […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Trying To Trademark “Harley Bronx”. Beginning of December, Harley-Davidson filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office a trademark request to use “Bronx” in association with their motorcycles and parts. Of course, many already imagine a brand new Bronx model or the association of the name with current Sportster or Street models. Urban bikers […]

Donnie Smith Show® Brings War of the Twins Indoor Flat Track Racing To Twin Cities

The Donnie Smith Motorcycle Show, the largest indoor custom bike. car and tattoo show in the Midwest, is bringing authentic Indoor Flat Track motorcycle racing back to the Twin Cities where the roots of the sport were born. For 13 seasons, from 1968 to 1980, the revered Minneapolis Armory hosted “The Indoors,”flat track racing that […]

Harley-Davidson Posts Largest Contingency Package in American Flat Track History. $562,500 Payout To Privateer Riders.

Harley-Davidson announced today its 2018 American Flat Track Contingency Program totaling $562,500 – the largest contingency posting in the 65-year history of the sport. The contingency payouts are available exclusively to privateer riders mounted on either Harley-Davidson XG750R or XR750 machines. Of course, to be eligible to collect contingency payouts while competing riders are required to […]

13th Edition Of CUSTOMBIKE in Bad Salzuflen, Germany (December 1-3, 2017)

More than 40 modified Milwaukee Eight Softails, customized from mild to wild, were presented at this show by both official dealers as well as by renowned custom builders and customizers and European parts manufacturers. The style? As usual, a low stance with fat rear tires and think steel short fenders. To be noticed, the 2018 […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Building A 2000 Sq.Ft Addition To Be Completed In 2019.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame Executive Director Myrick Robbins is overseeing the renovation and extension of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum at Main aStreet And Junction Avenue in Sturgis. The first phase of the project was started with the demolition of part of the current building. The project will include an addition to the […]