Archive for December, 2010

Ducati Unveils The Diamond Black Diavel

With its stunning looks, Testastretta engine producing 162 hp, its sophisticated traction control system and its Ride-By-Wire technology (twist grip and engine are not connected by a cable but by an electronic interface adjusting ideal power engine response) and its 240 mm rear section the Ducati Diavel stole the show at the recent Milan International Motorcycle […]

Daytona International Speedway Repaving Is Completed.

Because so many of you have been there and will come back during Daytona Bike Week 2011, an update on this big project. On July 5, 2010 the project of repaving the 2.5 mile long Daytona International Speedway got started. It is now completed with last weekend a group of motorcycle racers getting a chance […]

V-Twin Expo By Easyriders. February 5-7, 2011

In a little bit more than 6 weeks, all the custom motorcycle industry will meet again under the roof of the Cincinnati, OH Duke Energy Convention Center. Builders, manufacturers, dealers, distributors and media will get a chance to see, appreciate, evaluate and judge all the new concepts, ideas and custom parts that you, the retail client, will […]

New From Xtreme Machine. Your Favorite Image In Your Custom Wheels.

Are we having an excessive pride in our motorcycle’s appearance? Always in need to display our feelings about everything? Yep, for many us, image is (almost) everything. So, for 2011 Xtreme Machine is launching the Vanity Wheels where you can display any image expressing your feelings, your cause, your fight, your club, etc. For the […]

Asserting Your Rights At The Airport Without Saying one Word.

Flying again during the holidays? With a little bit of creativity, any legislation can be the pretext to make a little bit of money, if not starting a new business. After showing you 1 month ago the boxer-briefs with built-in radiation-blocker, now these “4th Amendment” tee-shirts printed with a metallic dye that will show up on scans. So, while […]

Last Minute Biker Christmas Gift. Viktor Toothbrush And Razor Holders.

Bathroom dilemma. Where do I place my toothbrush and razor? Not in this old cup, nor laying on the sink counter top because experts will tell you it’s very unhealthy. A designer is always available to resolve the most trivial problems of our daily life. Hence, these sleek and asymmetrical Viktor toothbrush/razor holders to know […]

2011. The Year Of The Cafe Racer.

It’s a long time that fashion evolves in multiple trends running in parallel, not as a unique way to dress for one season or two. Same for the custom motorcycle scene. After an overdose of new too long radical choppers being almost the only type of bike being built between 1999 and 2004, since then, board […]

Harley-Davidson Universal Locks For Soft Saddlebags

Soft-sided saddlebags are extremely vulnerable to the grab-and-go thief. This new kit from Harley-Davidson features two extra-small barrel locks that can replace existing saddlebag snaps to perform double-duty as locks or as snaps when the bags don’t need to be locked. The lock can also be keyed to match a barrel-style Harley-Davidson ignition key (keyed […]

Important Motorcycles Join Last Vegas Auction On January 6th, 2011

Bonhams is pleased to announce the addition of several important motorcycles from two renowned collections to their inaugural motorcycle sale in Las Vegas on January 6th. First, from a famous Texas-based collection best known for its numerous and exquisite automobiles come several motorcycles. Some of those being offered include a 1935 Rudge 250 Sport, a […]

Cast Steel Or Stainless Steel Frame Neck

John Grant at Hardtail Choppers produces frames and sell all the individual components that you may need if your are building your own. This new neck is produced for builders wanting a single down tube neck with backbone and down tube holes already machined to accept 1 1/2″ frame tubes. Offered in 30-degree rake in […]

New Dunlop Wide Whitewall Tires For Harley-Davidson Sportster Models.

Available in 19″ front and 16″ rear, these new Dunlop wide whitewall tires (1.125″ front and 1.50″ rear) are now available from your local Harley-Davidson Dealer. Retro look guaranteed, especially if you pair them with a set of black rims. Dunlop® Tires has a long relation with Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, providing original equipment and service replacement […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

1- J.D. Power Research. The 13th year study conducted in September and October 2010 confirmed 1- that the average age of new motorcycle buyers is now 49, 1 more year than in 2009, exactly 9 years more than in 2001 when the average age was 40! 2- that the number of problems per 100 new […]

Christmas Gift. HalGuard Fire Extinguishers.

Quite a few fires start in private garages and motorcycle shops. And when it happens you may be better off using an electronically non conductive “clean” fire extinguishing agent that rapidly turns into a gas, so it is safe for parts and wiring, pose no risk of electric shock, and leave no nasty residue to […]

Big Legal Win For Paul Teutul Jr. Against His Father. Can Keep 20% Of OCC.

A decision of December 14th, 2010 by the Appeals Court reversed a Lower Court’s ruling that would have forced Paul Teutul Junior to sell his 20% interest in Orange County Choppers to his father at a price to be determined by the court. For those who are interested to understand the importance of this decision for […]

Vintage Pin-Up. Clothing Optional.

Never tired of looking at pin-ups… Paintings from David Uhl’s Vintage Pin-up Series are some of the most sought-after pieces of his extensive portfolio. With “Clothing Optional” you can add some glamor to your collection. On this new one, David decided to make a departure and go with a simpler, lighter background which was the popular […]

Circa 1934 Harley-Davidson Koslow

Thought you might be interested to know about this HD Koslow, an obscure and very rare OHV conversion of a Harley Flathead. Koslow? Owner Barry Brown gave me the 411 on his bike. When in 1931 Ignaz Schwinn, the owner of Excelsior/Henderson Motorcycle Company in Chicago, decided to shut down the business, one of his […]

Meet Star Of Sons At Anarchy At Next Easyriders Bike Shows.

Just in. The organization of Easyriders Events just informed me that Charlie Hunnam, star of the hit TV series Sons Of Anarchy (5.9 million weekly viewers) accepted to meet with his fans at the next 2 bike shows in California. Charlie Hunnam  (who plays the character of Jax Teller son of founder of the Anarchy […]

2011 W&W Catalog. 24,669 After-Market Parts.

After-market parts catalog season just got started. And the first one I received is the one from W&W Cycles AG in Germany, serving clients all over Europe. Not received by Post Office or UPS, but via my emailbox with a link to their new KLOLOSSAL 2011 online catalog. A total of 24,669 parts to be […]

Miss Harley-Davidson Enthusiast 3-In-1 Jacket

Holidays shopping got started and it’s time for me to help you guys find something that she will like under the Christmas tree. If she is a Miss Harley enthusiast she may want to wear this new casual jacket with a removable, zip-out hooded vest. It provides three-in-one versatility. The 80-percent cotton/20-percent nylon outer jacket […]

China Is Now The World’s Largest Motorcycle Producer. Harley-Davidson To Manufacture In China?

It’s official. China has now taken over Japan as the largest producer of motorcycles in the world. 50 million motorcycles are produced worldwide, and China is stated to manufacture at least 27.5 million of them, or a little more than 50% of the total world production. China has more than 130 motorcycle brands, for now […]

Reorganization At Kiwi Indian Motorcycles

It never been officially disclosed until now. Ivar Natin, a former customer a long time friend of Mike Tomas at Kiwi Indian Motorcycles and later a technical writer for his Indian Replica components, has taken over the company parts division, now a separate entity under the name of Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Parts Co. The new […]

The Secret Life Of Genevieve Schmitt

Long before motorcycle companies declared women the new emerging market, a few of them were relentlessly promoting the sport to their sisters through speaking engagements, writing, reporting and the creation of female rider magazines. Genevieve Schmitt is one of them, and using her television producing background coupled with her passion for riding, she became very […]

Cheapest And Most Unuseful Christmas Gift. The Egg Cuber.

Our planet keeps turning round, but is it a new world order where everything has to change and eggs have to be square? Maybe you don’t like curves (which I doubt…) or you just want to impress her (or him) at your first breakfast at home together. Welcome to the Egg Cuber, a  device doing […]

BAKER Drivetrain Offering Tech Seminars At Dealerships

BAKER Drivetrain is teaming up with H-D Dealers to offer tech seminars in your city. Bert Baker himself and part of his crew are right now touring the Mid West to bring you the latest information and innovations in the world of motorcycle drivetrain. Hear the BAKER Drivetrain story from Bert BAKER himself and while you’re […]

Motorcycle Tool Guide. Updated.

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint […]

2010 Yokohama Show. Gas Tank Paint Job Contest.

I let you find out which art is from a Japanese artist. Easy…(Photography by official Mooneyes photographer Shogo Nakao)

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