Archive for September, 2008

Custom Chrome® Hires Industry Veteran Kurt Peterson

Custom Chrome® has announced the immediate addition of Kurt Peterson in the position of Media & Events Manager. Peterson’s initial focus will be on public and media relations, advertising, event and market presence and market research. Peterson brings with him over 14 years of experience in the v-twin industry. His most recent tenure with S&S […]

East Coast Choppers Of Thailand

If I would not tell you, you would probably ignore that there is an East Coast Choppers Shop in Thailand. And yes, they customize (and rent) Harleys. In this Buddhist country called the “Land Of smiles” because of the Thai friendliness and hospitality I wonder if his Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej rides a custom Harley-Davidson. […]

Indian Motorcycle Flagship Dealership Grand Opening

I had the opportunity to see the Indian Charlotte Flagship Dealership while it was still in construction. Great location and superb building that I want to see again now that it’s completed. The Grand Opening Celebration is October 4 and the program includes factory tours (Indian headquarter is close by) starting at 11 AM, a ride […]

Shares Of Harley-Davidson Tumble

Stock market analysts state that Harley-Davidson’s sales have slowed in the first two months of the third quarter. The company could post a sales decline percentage for July and August in the “mid-teens,” which would follow an 8.7 percent drop in the second quarter.  Of course it is due to a weak consumer environment, which […]

Sexy Models Building A Custom Metric V-Twin Motorcycle

Usually, beautiful and sexy models show up only when our custom bikes are completed, tested, cleaned and ready for photo shoots. It’s gonna change. The models of “AFT Girls”, a model agency division of a “AFT Customs”, a well known custom motorcycle shop specializing in Metrics bikes, are going to get dirty building their own […]

Legal Troubles For Jesse James

Jesse James is facing 2 lawsuits. The 1st one, filed in July by Michael Jones, alleges that he commissioned Jesse James “West Coast Choppers” to build him a 1949 Cadillac Sedanette for somewhere between $250,000 and $350,000. But, according to Jones, after James requested more money to complete the project and shelling out a total of […]

Big Dog Motorcycles Cuts One-Third Of Workforce

Paul Hansen, Marketing Director of Big Dog Motorcycles announces another round of job cuts, laying off one-third of its workers. The company has laid off 22 employees, with 27 more layoffs expected within the next 2 months. The objective is to readjust the workforce to the weak consumer environment, which has been impacting other motorcycle […]

Chopper Chicks And Garage Girls

During the 105th Harley-Davidson Anniversary celebration, while everybody was partying, some women where wrenching for good causes: the art of custom motorcycles and both the RAACE and the Wisconsin Breast Cancer foundations.

Total Black Out

Black is beautiful. Softbrake is offering a complete line of accessories and replacement parts, finished in a matt black powder coat. This new finish provides a rugged, durable, strictly business finishing touch to any Bagger or Chopper. The line includes their foot movement reducing extended brake arms to precision machined direct replacement billet master cylinders, […]

Cliff Gullett Killed At The Bonneville Salt Flats

Cliff Gullett, rider of the Costella-Gullett Motorcycle Streamliner was killed Wednesday afternoon at the Bonneville Salt Flats, after completing his return run. Cliff had 2 runs which qualified for the record in the 500 cc class, but the record will have to be ratified by the governing racing bodies for the event. Cliff Gullett died […]

Kobalt 53″ Tool Chest. Sound System and Fridge Included.

You must know now that I love toolboxes. From inside to outside. They are the daily companions of our lives and the big helpers in our custom motorcycle ventures. I work better with a well organized and beautiful tool chest by my side. And toolboxes can provide more options that keeping our tools. Like this […]

Ready To Assemble Racing Chassis

US Choppers is producing a chassis named “Factory Race Platform” reminiscent of motorcycles from the mid teens. Using it as a base you can build a vintage looking bike or a modern custom showing its heritage. Of course this chassis is hand crafted for precision fit, with in mind strength and durability on the road […]

Harley-Davidson Doing Social Networking On Facebook

Facebook, the famous social networking website founded in 2004 has more than 90 million active users worldwide. And of course, Harley-Davidson noticed. The Harley Facebook pages will be updated frequently with exclusive content and official news directly from Harley-Davidson. Visitors can check out national events like Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary Celebration. They can also get the […]

Saxon Motorcycles Europe Launches The Henchman

My European readers will soon have a new bike to choose from to ride legally the EEC roads. During Austria Bike week, Saxon Motorcycles Europe presented their new model named the “Henchman”.  This new old school style bike is a hardtail in the bobber-style, equipped with a 96” (1566cc) S&S engine, a 200 rear tire, […]

Will We Ever See New American IronHorse Motorcycles?

Fast summary. 1- A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Fort Worth agreed to the sale of American IronHorse Motorcycles to Scott Meyers for $6.7 million. The total cost of the acquisition by Scott Meyers is in excess of $8 million because it includes liabilities in the form of warranties on existing bikes. 2- As announced first […]

Renegade 3D Aspen Wheel

This wheel is called “Aspen” but I would have called it “Airfoil” because of it’s 3D 9-spoke layout design.  As with all Renegade wheels, the “aspen” is precision machined from a single block of the highest grade billet aluminum. Each wheel is then polished to a mirror finish and dipped in brilliant show quality chrome. […]

Letter Of The week. Body Art.

Dear Mr. Huze: “I do not own a motorcycle but have been an envious admirer of custom motorcycles since I was in my twenties.  I have been looking at your website for years, although I don’t recall how I found it, and have referred many friends and acquaintances so that they too could view your […]

Mid-Evil Motorcycle By Sick Bastard Choppers

I know, I know. This beast is not to the taste of most. But why it would have to be? Each builder builds what he likes and since it’s the 1st creation by a new shop called “Sick Bastard Choppers” out of North Miami, why not encourage them by a push in my Blog. The […]

Fly By Wire Grips

An image is worth 1000 words. So, 2 images are more than enough to let you know that these custom grips are for sale at the Battistinis Webstore. Of course, shifter and brake pegs are also available.

Monster Panhead Style Billet Engines

In the line of its competitors (Patrick Racing and R&R Cycles), HL Performance builds these state of the art engines in multiple configurations to mix beauty with speed. 113, 116, 119, 124, 125 and 131”. All motor is highly polished billet aluminum, excluding cases and intake manifold. The machine work on these Panhead style rocker boxes is […]

Нашел в интернете авторитетный web-сайт , он рассказывает про микрокапельный полив здесь