Archive for July, 2008

2009 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Conceived for very long miles, the skeletal structure of the CVO Ultra is all new from the front wheel to the wide rear tire. This new Touring line has a modular frame for enhanced maneuverability, a new 180 mm rear tire with a higher weight rating, a new 2-into-1-into-2 exhaust system and other many other […]

Behind Bro-Bars

The shape of these bars is not new and directly “inspired” by one-off handlebars produced by quite a few builders, including myself, on their customs built during at least the last 4/5 years ago. But few companies mass-produce them. Trask Performance sells them in a version where the bars measure 1” at the grips and crossover […]

Click Baldwin Dies In Motorcycle Accident.

This morning I am very sad to have to report the death of Clifton “Click” Baldwin,  owner of Carolina Harley-Davidson/Buell in Gastonia, NC and well known Custom Builder. Click, as we all called him, was involved yesterday Tuesday in an accident while riding his 2009 Harley-Davidson. His motorcycle collided with a car on US 12 in Lolo, […]

A Letter From Custom Builder Scott Webster At Leroy-Thompson

“As I sit awake it is 3 A.M. eastern standard time and I have to clear my thoughts. With the current economic situation, this great country we love, live and work in has left us all in an undeniable feeling of loss and confusion of what it is we all believe in and live by. […]

V-Force Customs Unveils Its First Theme Bike in Florida

On June 21st Vinnie Di Martino and Cody Connelly unveiled their second custom bike built for the Tampa Bay Storm , with the bike touring the Southeast motorcycle circuit until September 2009. Tampa Bay Storm blue and gold cover the bike with the team logo curving with the line of the gas tank. All proceeds […]

Limited Edition Motorcycles. Very Profitable For The Brands.

The online edition of the New-York times published a good article titled “A Motorcycle For Moguls”. The subject? Limited edition motorcycle models up to $120,000. What justifies paying such a price? Like for all very luxury items, 3 main reasons. But I let you read the article. These high-end motorcycles can be found in almost […]

Pretty Craftsman AXS Tool Chests

I have fond memories of the time where, like many today’s professionals, I started building bikes in my garage. Wish I had one of those beautiful tool chests . More for individuals than for professionals (although…), these cool looking Craftsman AXS 13-Drawer 27 inch combo will let you store your tools in style. Pick your […]

10th Anniversary Ness Victory Vision

This year, Polaris Industries is celebrating the 10 years of Victory, “the New American Motorcycle”. And as the company states it, the Vision is since 1 year the most progressive, most provocative luxury touring motorcycle. And on this I agree. Love it or hate it because of its design, I must say that all those […]

Where Are All The Sidecars?

A couple days ago, looking at the picture of the new 2009 Trike offered by Harley, it crossed my mind. What’s next for Harley in 2010? A sidecar? Why not? Do you remember last time you saw one on the road? Don’t tell me before the 50’s. And for the beginners a Sidecar is not […]

From Sturgis To Milwaukee. An August To Remember.

The Sturgis rally is about to start (officially August 4-10) and when it’s over many of you are going to head to Milwaukee to celebrate Harley 105th Anniversary (from August 17 to 27). What a month! Painter David Uhl who is writing motorcycle history with his brushes just released “An august To Remember” featuring an old […]

Truly Insane Chains.

Doesn’t matter what you ride or the wheel you spin. A company that I already introduced to you in a former post, is continuing to make very bad ass chains, in the color of your choice or with links chromed on both sides. How they do it? They worked with an adhesive company and through […]

Zipper’s And ThunderMax Will Be In Sturgis

It’s true that some vendors have cancelled their trip to Sturgis, but those wh will be there want you to know through my Blog. Zipper’s and Thunder Heart Group will be set up from Thursday, July 31st to Saturday, August 9th at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City. They will be there for ThunderMax product support, updates […]

New 2009 Liquid-Cooled 1125CR Buell. Café Racer Inspired.

For 2009, Buell launches a new model featuring a modern interpretation of “café racer” styling and the power of the Buell Helicon 1125 liquid-cooled V-Twin engine. The 1125CR intent is to bring superbike performance to the street fighter category, This new model one of nine 2009 Buell Sportbike, Street fighter, Adventure Sportbike and Blast models.

Samson Motorcycle Products To Relocate to Sturgis

There are a few motorcycle part manufacturers and magazines who decided to relocate around Sturgis. The latest move is by Samson Motorcycle Products, a leader of custom exhaust systems. Ground will be broken for its new manufacturing plant in the Sturgis Industrial Park, Monday, July 28 at 11 am. “The public is invited to the […]

Shell Celebrates Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary

Something else to do when you are in Milwaukee. To kick off the festivities, one of NASCAR’s top drivers, Clint Bowyer — a Harley owner and driver of the No. 07 Jack-Daniels Chevrolet in the Sprint Series — will be at the Shell Racing Experience at Veteran’s Park on Thursday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. […]

S&S Air Cleaner Kit To Boost 2008 Victory Motorcycle Engines

Thanks to S&S Cycle, 2008 Victory owners can get an air cleaner kit that has consistently shown an increase of up to 20 horsepower over a stock 100ci Freedom engine. Used in conjunction with a set of Victory Stage 1 performance mufflers, this kit will give you an increase that you will definitely notice. No, […]

Vengeance Bars

Custom bike builder Greg Rice adds to his line with the DeepSickness Vengeance Bars. The V-bars are offered two ways; pre drilled for external wiring or internal wiring to give your bike that clean, sleek look. These bars 1½ inch DOM steel tubing, measure 32 inches end to end and have 6-inch risers. Customizing is […]

Former Indian Motorcycle CEO Rey Sotelo Arrested

Former Indian Motorcycle CEO Rey Sotelo, was arrested June 15 by state and federal agents on suspicion of racketeering and conspiracy of trafficking stolen parts, loan-sharking, and doing business with outlaw motorcycle clubs. Rey Sotelo retired from the business six years ago, but federal prosecutors accused the Gilroy man last week of helping a central […]

New 2009 CVO Softail Springer

Delivering an exclusive design combo of the nostalgic Springer front end and a wide 240 mm rear tire and fender, Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) rolls out a the 2009 CVO Softail Springer. Based on a totally unique frame design with wide, fully polished and chrome-plated swing arm, fully polished chrome cast aluminum oil tank […]

New 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster

When it debuted in 1957, the original Sportster projected a tough and rebellious attitude that was born on the gritty dirt tracks and drag strips of that era. With its 2009 Sportster line. Harley-Davidson tries to keep this spirit alive in every new model, especially with the retro look of the Nightster. Harley takes it […]

New 2009 Harley-Davidson 3-Wheeler Called Tri Glide Ultra Classic

With the help of baby-boomers, trikes being back since 3 years on the custom bike scene, Harley-Davidson noticed and in 2009 brings to its line a three-wheeler called The Tri Glide Ultra Classic. It is based on a new chassis and offers the classic styling and popular touring features of the Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide in […]

New 2009 V-Rod Muscle

The 2009 VRSCF V-Rod Muscle has, as Harley-Davidson states it, a “broad-shouldered presence” with gaping air scoops, sweeping side-pipe exhaust and a big 240 mm rear tire spinning under a new rear fender. The combination stop/tail/turn LED light is tucked under the edge of the rear fender, and the side-mount license plate leaves the fender […]

New 2009 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob

As you can see it has been restyled to enhance its “bobber” and “raw-boned” street performance look. More blacked-out features, a lower profile front fender, a higher chopped rear fender topped with a curved retro LED light, new laced wheels with gloss black rims, a re-designed solo seat, a silver-face speedometer with fuel range read-out, […]

All-New Frame For The 2009 Harley-Davidson Touring Family

A new chassis designed to deliver enhanced handling, increased capacity and greater comfort for rider and passenger underpins the five model Harley-Davidson® Touring family for 2009. Incorporating an all-new frame, swingarm, engine mounting system, wheels and tires, the new chassis forms the foundation for the new motorcycles. The key styling elements of these motorcycles, however, […]

All My Readers Invited To Klock Werks Party In South Dakota

The article “If this was Sturgis main street. Would you still come?” written by Chris Callen got a lot of positive reactions including one posted by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in South Dakota. Read it, and join the crew for a party with them on July 31st (their 3rd annual) when you are on your […]

Exclusive. The New 2009 Harley-Davidson Models

Later I will have the opportunity to develop more in details the most interesting models and innovations brought by Harley-Davidson with its 2009 line. Follow the most notable aspects. 1- A new V-Rod Muscle with a “broad shouldered presence” with bigger air scoops, large volume dual exhaust and a big 240 mm rear tire. The […]

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