Archive for February, 2011

Motor Themed Coffee Bar

Add Speedster to any product name and you are pretty sure to get my attention. I am a big coffee and expresso drinker and the look of this motor-themed machine is absolutely gorgeous (see more pictures after the jump.) Made from stainless steel, this advanced machine features a double boiler system, electronic temperature controllers, a […]

OCC Foundation. Stop The Violence Motorcycle Raffle.

For those who don’t know, The OCC Foundation is a New York not-for-profit corporation and is the charitable arm of the custom motorcycle shop, Orange County Choppers. It seeks to both maximize its charitable efforts by giving up to 100% of the money it raises each year to qualified charities and wants to give its […]

Are Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Unconstitutional?

Some of motorcyclists’ rights hangs in a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York which they hope will declare New York’s motorcycle only roadway checkpoints to be unconstitutional. The motorcycle checkpoints, which target well-known motorcycle events, force motorcyclists traveling to and from those events to leave the roadway, regardless […]

Smart Pack-Pad For Solo Seat Motorcycles

A new interesting idea coming from Germany. The Pack-Pad Luggage. You know the dilemma. You ride a solo seat motorcycle, want to ride it for long distances and have no practical way, except maybe some removable saddlebags and a back pack, to carry all your overnight gear. Coming from 2 long time biker friends (Peter Holz […]

The New Buell Sportbike (Part 2)

Rick Barret from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirms what I reported on February 9th and gives a little bit more details on the new Erik Buell street bike model expected to be available this spring. It will be a limited edition and S&S Cycles is working with Erik to develop this motorcycle. “The first round […]

Arlen Ness Street Dragger Rear Fender for Harley-Davidson Tri Glide And Street Glide Trikes

For those riding the Harley-Davidson trike models, Arlen Ness offers this curvaceous design rear fender. Will work with the factory 15” wheels or any 18″ custom wheels if fitted with a lower profile tire. Made out of fiberglass, pre-drilled and ready for priming and painting. Fits 2009-up Tri-GlideTM and 2010-up Street-GlideTM trikes. MSRP for pair […]

Hammarhead Solo Cross

With for philosophy “to build elemental motorcycles outside of the plastic-encrusted mainstream motorcycle industry and to honor the taut lines and lean form of the past iconic motorcycles”, James Hammarhead is again imposing its own “repurposing” style, but this time starting from a brand new factory motorcycle. A 2010 Ural sT!  James explains that this […]

Custom Chrome 2011 North American Championship

Santa Clara Convention Center, CA Sunday March 20, 2011. For the 1st time the Custom Chrome Dealer Show will be open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM. An opportunity to see exciting new 2011 V-Twin Products from the Custom Chrome Catalog, meet their vendors and admire the custom motorcycles competing in a bike […]

Harley-Davidson Demographics. Update.

Harley-Davidson has a strategy in place to expand their global presence and reach new demographics in the U.S. and in international markets. Currently, a majority of their customers still reside in the U.S. However, international retail sales have been growing as a percent of total sales. In fact, Harley believes that by 2014 over 40% […]

Dennis Goodson Tri-Hauler

This is the Handicap Trike that Dennis Goodson (from Goodson Air Cleaners) built for a buddy who was hit and paralyzed, restricted to a wheelchair. Unfortunately, his friend passed away and Dennis now has the bike back – and it’s for sale. A video to help sell it to someone who could use it. Dennis […]

Weirdest eBay Motorcycle Ad

Truly a one of a kind ad and motorcycle! The seller explains on eBay that this motorcycle was parked by a wall 40 years ago, and that since then a tree grew up around the motorcycle to the point of encasing it (?). And if you win the bid you are warned to come to […]

New Harley-Davidson Black LED Headlamp And Auxiliary Lamps

To go from chrome to black is always a dramatic change for the look of your bike. To go from incandescent to LED lights will dramatically increase your night vision…and visibility from others. So, Harley-Davidson launches these new gloss black background LED headlamps and auxiliary Lamps to look and see better. LED lights are brighter […]

Sons Of Sons Of Anarchy Star Charlie Hunnam “Jax” Joins The 2011 Easyriders Rodeo Tour & Rally

Fans of the hit series Sons Of Anarchy will be happy to learn that Charlie Hunnam “Jax” will be featured for the entire 2011 Easyriders Rodeo Tour & Rally. Charlie will be meeting, signing autographs, and taking pictures with guests on July 8th-10th in Wilson, NC, July 15th-17th in Columbus, TX, August 20th-22nd in Fowlerville, […]

Joke Of The Week

A female police officer arrests a biker for drunk driving. She tells the man, “Sir, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be held against you… ” The biker says:  “Tits”

Street Legal Production Chopper From Sweden

It’s now 25 years that Peder ”The Wizard” Johansson is manufacturing from his Hogtech shop in Eskilstuna, Sweden pure Scandinavian style chopper frames for enthusiasts all over the world.  Precision handcrafted to tight tolerance frames, built following the old fashion blacksmith tradition of the Vikings, using only high quality Swedish steel, welding, heat treating and cooling in […]

Harley-Davidson H-D1 Factory Customization. New Video.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

1- NFL Motorcycle Helmets. Andy Brogden is persistent. He banged on the doors of the National Football League for three years until he got a five-year, exclusive contract to produce motorcycle and kids’ bicycle helmets (half and three-quarters) emblazoned with the NFL team logos. The NFL promised to order 45,000 units at a time and […]

Daytona Beach Contemplating Banning Temporary Vendors On Main Street

An article published on February 11, 2011 in the Daytona Beach News Journal states that City Commissioner Pam Woods is suggesting to the city’s elected officials ” to outlaw the outdoor salespeople to return the tavern-dominated Main Street to the days when it included a mix of businesses and drew people 365 days a year.”

The Megola Motorcycle

Designed by the trio Meixner, Cockerell and Landgraf, the Megola was produced between 1921 and 1925 in Munich, Germany. The 640 cc rotary engine was mounted within the front wheel and was made of 5 cylinders with side-mounted valves and it displaced 640 cc. The crankshaft was the front axle, which remained stationary while the cylinders […]

Ultima Expands Its Line Of Open Belt Drive Primary Systems

Ultima announces an expanded number of applications for their popular Open Belt Primary Systems. They all offer a 6061-T6 billet aluminum backing plate and the option of four outboard support designs for maximum horsepower transfer. Ultima  3.35″ Belt Drive Kits for Softails & Dynas. These systems will fit both Evo and TwinCam setups. There is […]

Harley-Davidson Sponsor Of A Completely Revised Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge

Harley-Davidson Motor Company will provide marketing and promotional support for a new  2011 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. The event has been completely changed from last year and from what was initially announced for the 2011 edition. Under Harley-Davidson’s support and guidance the event will begin in Phoenix, Arizona, (no more San Diego) and travel through all […]

Marc Cluzet. Graphist. Illustrator. Tons Of Talent.

Looking for a logo, a paint job theme, a tee-shirt graphic, an event poster illustration, etc?.Let’s give a big international professional push to Marc Cluzet. He is based in France, but with internet, he is sitting next to you to satisfy all your creative wants and needs. Marc Cluzet.

Custom BSA Lightning

Motorcycles never die and when they are revived they are painstakingly restored to look as brand new or re-dressed to look even better than the originals. This 1965 BSA Lightning belongs to the second category and is a very fine example of custom vintage motorcycle work. 3 weeks ago, its builder Jesse Bassett from the […]

They Got The Right Idea. They Still Ride Motorcycles. And It Will Be Us…

It doesn’t matter that the characters and motorcycles are not American. A lesson about getting on with living. A very inspirational video created by a famous Taiwan Ad Creative Director. Watch…

Latest Technology Carbon Fiber Wheel

Met for the 1st time Michael Kamalian from Revolution Cycle Manufacturing  during the 2005 V-Twin Expo where he was exhibiting his first custom motorcycle fitted with his own carbon fiber parts, frame, tank, wheels etc.  Seven years later we talked again at the same last weekend V-twin Expo and Michael gave me an update on […]

Bell Helmets New Arrivals

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