Archive for January, 2010

Rivera Primo Open Belt Brute IV For Touring Motorcycles

Rivera Primo Inc. will be at the Cincinnati V-twin Expo (Feb 6-8, booth 489) with this open belt system called Brute IV designed to hold big power on touring bikes. The special 8mm Kevlar corded belt included with this kit was specifically designed to hold in excess of 150 HP. At just 2″ wide, so […]

Italian Pinup Girls

To make me regret not traveling this year to the 16th edition of the Italian Padova Biker Expo, fellow publisher Moreno Persello from Bikers Life Magazine sent me these pictures of  local  pinup girls shot during his magazine organized Hot Rod Show. Sorry guys. It’s Italy. No blondes…

Buell Factory Liquidation. Everything Must Go Now.

Last Thursday January 28th was the first day for the liquidation of all Buell assets and equipments at their East Troy, Wisconsin factory. A couple of friends of mine were there waiting in line with other 350 people for an opportunity to visit the ex-Buell plant and in their case maybe get a few cheap […]

BUB 1st Manufacturer To Get California Approved Catalytic Exhaust Systems For Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

BUB Enterprises has just informed me that by executive Order k-002, the CARB (California Air Resource Board) has approved the sale in California of their catalytic converter equipped exhausts for Harley Davidson motorcycles. This is a milestone in the aftermarket industry as the executive order process for motorcycle critical emission components was approved in October […]

Triumph Motorcycles Old Factory Film

Triumphs have a lot of soul…Although this old black & white movie would be better without a quite “cheesy” intro, watch how machining and assembly was done at the old Triumph factory (part 1 of 3).

New Storz Performance Custom Harley-Davidson XR 1200

The trade show season starts in a few days with the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo followed by the Indianapolis Dealer Expo. And trade shows bring a lot of show bikes  on the show floor. There are no better way for part manufacturers and distributors to show their new products. And Steve Storz from Storz Performance is […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Strong rumors continue to reach my desk about Roger Penske still very interested in buying some (or all?) Rossmeyer’s Harley Dealerships. As a matter of fact, Mr. Penske made an apparition in a couple of dealerships very close to me in South Florida. Sources wishing to remain anonymous tell me that an agreement would have […]

How Women First Climbed Astride A Motorcycle

Last weekend artist David Uhl just completed a new painting called “Stella”. Below he describes the reasons why he created this new masterpiece. “It has been 2 years since the introduction of Evelyn, the last piece in my “Women of Harley Series.” The Evelyn painting was a portrait of a seasoned rider on her way […]

New Solo Seats For Harley-Davidson Sportster And Dyna Models

New from New York City Choppers for Harley-Davidson Dyna & Sportster models. Will fit 2006 and later Dyna® 2004 to 2006 and 2010 Sportsters. Installation requires separate purchase of the model-specific seat installation kit P/N 54075-10 (Dyna) or 54074-10 (Sportster) also available from New York City Choppers.

Illusion Motorcycles Razorhell Chopper

Illusion Motorsports, a California custom motorcycle shop in Orange County with 30 years of experience, stated to me that as an EPA/CARB certified motorcycle manufacturer they can build for you a custom bike legal in California and all US States. For example, if you like this cool Chopper called “Razorhell”, they can turn it into […]

Italian Biker Cops Display Their Skills

I have no idea when this film was shot. But I love black & white pictures and movies, and it shows you that biker cops around the world (these guys are Italians) know how to display their riding kills (thanks Troy).

Scooter Of The Month

Will retro American car design influences the design of Japanese scooters?. This stretched concept Yamaha Maxam 3000 is 9-foot long and is supposed to make you feel like riding a 60’s smooth Cadillac Coupe Deville.

Ace Cafe Motorcycle & Custom Show 26th-28th Feb 2010.

For my UK readers a good show just around the corner. The Ace Cafe Motorcycle & Custom Show is scheduled February 26th-28th at the Alexandra Palace, an iconic landmark venue in London (with its Palace built in 1873 overlooking England Capital. Been there…). The bike show is affiliated with the AMD European Championship Of Bike […]

Wicked Image Fast Lane Mirrors For Touring Motorcycles

Another choice to replace your faiting factory mirrors and go from a “Mickey Mouse Ears” look to a lot of style. These touring mirrors are offered by Wicked Image  and let you see “what you have been missing”. The mirror is designed to come out further than stock Harley placement but still stay tucked into […]

The New Victory Vegas Limited Edition

At the recent and somewhat dull New York Motorcycle Show, Polaris unveiled a new 2010 Victory Vegas Limited Edition, the 1st of the line with a 106″/6 speed setup. Only 100 Vegas LE will be produced this year at a price of $15,999. On this model the Victory’s Freedom V-Twin was fitted with Stage 2 […]

Most Ridiculous Motorcycle Product Of The Year. Air Conditioning And Heating System.

For your greatest pleasure, enjoy this video demonstrating how to look absolutely stupid riding with a vacuum canister plugged to you. Even the music is ridiculous. I can already predict your jokes….

Where Are They Now? Jeff Cochran.

Coming from a 2nd generation family of builders, young Jeff Cochran always built stuff in his garage and logically ended up starting his own custom motorcycle business. Jeff opened Sucker Punch Sally in Cincinnati, OH in 2002 and very fast took as partner Donnie Loos, another local long time builder with who I was intensively […]

Desktop V-Twin Engine

A V-Twin engine running on your desk? Why not. Sure to impress your visitors at the office. No risk to attract the attention of EPA or CARB. This one runs using butane and a full load of it will make it run during 10 minutes during which time I promise you will not be able […]

RC Components. From Motorcycle Wheels To Exhausts.

Since 1989 you have known RC Components as one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle wheels for Harley and Metric bikes. New for 2010 the company is launching a line of exhausts branded udder the name of RCX-haust. As a start, RC Components proposes slip on mufflers for baggers and 6 different billet aluminum cap […]

Stella By Artist David Uhl. A Teaser.

It’s been two years since famous David Uhls painting named “Evelyn” has been released. And now David adds “Stella” to his Women Of Harley collection. He describes Stella as “not a seasoned rider but more of a rebel immersed in the changing attitudes from the Victorian Era to the Roaring ’20’s”. Harley-Davidson was a catalyst […]

New 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO™ Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Today, Harley-davidson is releasing a new CVO serialized edition (999 units at a suggested U.S. retail price of $36,499) of its luxurious Ultra classic Electra Glide Model. And as you can see, Harley continues to lean to the dark side by trading the shine of chrome for a fade to black. The CVO Ultra is […]

Riding America’s Backroads. 20 Top Motorcycle Tours.

While it’s still very cold outside in most places in the US a gift idea to make you dream of and decide on your next road trips. “Riding America’s Backroads” features 20 full length touring articles and six motorcycle service pieces covering topics like “packing a bike” and “riding in the dark”. From the RoadRunner website […]

Radical Flyin’ Trike

Sure to turn everyone’s head, this Flyin’ trike built by Art In Motion is a good representation of 3-wheel Zen design. It was built in 09,and to arrive to this naked look, shop owner Tom Knapp conceived the frame on CAD and asked Rolling Thunder Manufacturing frame experts to produce it as a Softail with […]

Westbury Handcrafted Motorcycles

Greg Westbury at Westbury Handcrafted Motorcycles wants you to know that he has a new website featuring not only his past and current projects but also his hot rod chassis fabrication and of course his proprietary motorcycle parts. Westbury Motorcycles was founded by Greg and his father Bob Westbury in 1989. Hot Rods have always […]

Nash Motorcycle Looky Bars. From Raw To Copper.

Called “Looky-Looky” (yes, 2 times), these handlebars have a vintage look that so many want to add to their bikes. They are 29″ wide from end to end, 8″ high with a base of 11.5″  the flat part of this base measuring 5.5″ and a 5″ pullback. Sold with or without dimpling/Drilling, and many finishes […]

About Google. Deep Thought Of The Week.

Maybe one day Google will offer “deep searches” as an option. For now, churches are still supposed to offer the right answers to all your philosophical and religious questions. But, why don’t they publish them online?

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