Archive for February, 2012

Moto Mucci Urban Vintage Custom Honda CX500

Your first custom built may be either your last one or the beginning of a long series. You are looking at the 1st creation of Dave Mucci and I can already tell you that it will not be his last one. Under the influence of a professor teaching him a class in motorcycle design while […]

Daytona Broken Spoke Chopin’ Block Ride-In Bike Show

On Friday March 16th, 2012, the Broken Spoke Saloon of Daytona organizes a “Chopin’ Block” ride-in bike show. Sign-in is 3 pm to 6 pm with awards (made by Fab Kevin) given away at 7.45 pm. Door prizes and an Evil Engineering belt drive system will be awarded to one of the show entries. Other […]

Strokers Dallas Has 3 Job Openings. Rush To Apply.

Because so many still have a tough time finding a job corresponding to their qualification, I will make an exception and run again a classified, this time for Strokers Dallas. Rick Fairless is offering 3 full time positions. 1- An experienced Metal Fabricator/Welder. 2- An experienced Motorcycle Technician. 3- An experienced Tattoo Artist. In addition […]

ThunderMax Performance for Harley-Davidson® EFI Trike Models

Funny to realize that trike owners erroneously think that what works for 2-wheel motorcycles will not necessarily work on their 3-wheelers…Regarding dramatically improving throttle response and overall performance, ThunderMax with AutoTune for Harley-Davidson® EFI Trike Models replaces the factory ECM with the user-friendly ThunderMax ECM.

Harley-Davidson Sparkling Old-School Metal-Flake Paint Jobs in 12 Color Combinations

Metal flake, an iconic design element of the ’70s, is back in the 2012 Harley-Davidson Color Shop offering. Twelve sparkling two-tone Hardy Candy Flake Core Series with full paint sets ranging in price from 2,299.95 to $4,399.95. Hardy Candy Flake is created in a multi-step process that begins by laying several passes of silver micro […]

Leading Lady Cris Sommer Simmons By David Uhl

While in Sturgis, I saw David Uhl still working on this new masterpiece oil painting named “leading Ladies” The idea for this portrait of Cris Sommer-Simmons germinated when David joined both the start and finish of the inaugural Cannonball Run, in which Cris was the only American woman toparticipated. Her impressive 20th place finish paid […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Hall Of Fame 2012 Inductees

It is the time of the year when Christine Paige Diers, Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, announces this year’s inductees to both the Sturgis Hall Of Fame and the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame. Below her press release. The Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame is designed to recognize individuals […]

Ode To A Legend Board Tracker

How come I have forgotten about this cute boardtracker sitting since a long time in my digital files. The kind of bike you imagine could have been discovered in an old barn in the middle of nowhere, then immaculately restored after months of intense labor. As a matter of fact, “Ode To A Legend” was […]

Selling Motorcycles, Parts And Accessories To Generation C

The letter C (as connected, or computer control key) is the one officially chosen by Nielsen to represent the generation born between the launch of the VCR and the commercialization of the Internet. These unique consumers between the age of 18 and 34 are taking very seriously information content  and their personal connections with each […]

Daytona Bike Week Harley-Davidson Activities (March 10-17, 2012)

During Daytona Bike Week, official Harley-Davidson events will be held again both at the Riverfront Park on Beach Street and at the Daytona International Speedway. Riverfront Park On Beach Street (9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily) H-D1 Factory Customization display. The latest in parts and Accessories. Harley Owners Group (HOG) Commemorative Pin Stop. Women’s area […]

Rivera Primo TransparaGuard For Your Open Belt System

We all know that open belt systems look very cool, but moving parts being exposed can be quite dangerous for your left foot and leg… Moving belts love so much your pants. Yes, injuries happen. Some belt guards and covers minimize this risk, but what they provide in extra security goes against the beautiful appearance […]

Harley-Davidson Modernized York Plant. Exporting The American Dream…

2012 Daytona Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show And Cafe Racer Showdown

The Rat’s Hole Show, the Grand Daddy of all custom motorcycles competition will be held on Saturday March 17th, 2012, from 10 am to 5 pm. Same location and formula: great setup at the Daytona Lagoon Waterpark (public entrance on Earl Street next to Parking) and a plethora of custom bikes from Bobbers to Choppers […]

2012 Harley-Davidson New Bike Sales Up About 30%. Inventories Sharply Down.

From January 1st through mid-February 2012, a Harley-Davidson dealerships survey by Wisconsin-based Robert W. Baird, a wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm, reveals that sales of new motorcycles were up about 30% nationwide. A renewed consumer confidence (unemployment at a 4-year low, positive US stock market with Dow Jones Index up […]

2012 Daytona Bike Week. Jasmine Cain To Rock The World Famous Iron Horse Saloon.

Looking for the “music hot spot” in Daytona this year? The World Famous Iron Horse Saloon knows what you want and booked Jasmine Cain to be to take over most of the headlining shows this year. Now you can see the wildly entertaining rock show that you’ve seen in the afternoon sun moving to after […]

Corbin Dual Tour Saddle For Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline Model

Conceived by Corbin for the new 2011 and 2012 Harley Softail Blackline, this new custom seat by Corbin is stated to ergonomically increase long range comfort by optimizing weight dispersion. Back support is a generous 7″. Inside, Corbin’s exclusive Comfort Cell® foam material gives firm support while still conforming to your body. The Dual Tour […]

Erik Buell Today.

On October 15, 2009 Harley-Davidson announced that production of Buell motorcycles were immediately discontinued. The economy started to tank in 2008 and in 2009 sales of new motorcycles crashed. At the time, Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell statement to the media was “The fact is, we must focus both our effort and our investment on the […]

Men Health Campaign. What’s The Hype All About.

Shot by famous British portrait and fashion photographer ‘Rankin’, this commercial is a public service announcement for male cancer awareness. Watch what’s the hype all about.  Warning. It may be inappropriate for readers under 18. Did Rhian get all your attention? Advertising Agency: JWT, London, UK. Executive Creative Director: Russell Ramsey. Creative Director: Jason Berry. […]

Motorcycle Industry Honors J&P Cycles Founder John Parham

For his long-time dedication to the sport of motorcycling, John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles and president of the National Motorcycle Museum Board of Directors, received the Don J. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Dealer Expo and American V-Twin Dealer Show on Friday, Feb. 17. Parham, a life-long motorcycle enthusiast, founded J&P Cycles […]

Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Suspension Upgrade By Progressive Suspension.

The Tri Glide, the remaining trike model from Harley-Davidson, is evidently a very heavy vehicle facing unique handling challenge due to the loads generated by the steering forces. Harley Tri Glide factory forks are those of a two-wheeler and cornering dynamic feels much more like when you drive a four wheel vehicle. So, the Progressive Suspension engineers started […]

The Sharpie Paint Job Victory Judge Motorcycle

A new trend is to use sharpies to “paint” all types of vehicles. Look at this very cool “sharpie paint job” on a 2013 Victory Judge motorcycle created by a young artist graphics designer named Melissa Breitenfeldt. This project was realized for the 2012 Australian Motorcycle Expo where Victory will display this one-off project. Artwork […]

5th Annual Daytona Bike Week Biker Fusion Party And Fundraiser

During Daytona Bike Week on Thursday March 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Doghouse Bar and Grill on Main Street,  the motorcycle industry and other enthusiasts will come together  for a party to benefit a great cause.  The 5th Annual Biker Fusion fundraiser will once again benefit Soldiers’ Angels, a volunteer-led non-profit that provides aid […]

Joke Of The Week

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive, double-panel energy efficient kind. And today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them. He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn’t paid for them. Hellloooo,………..just because I’m blonde doesn’t mean […]

To Ensure Expansion Polaris Building New Facility, Assembly Lines.

Long known for its all terrain vehicles and snowmobiles it’s only 13 years ago that Polaris started building motorcycles, cruisers then touring motorcycles. Still a relatively small player in the overall motorcycle market, Polaris is the second largest manufacturer of heavy weight motorcycles – a 4-billion segment – behind Harley-Davidson. Polaris on-road market is now […]

Starving For More Twin Cam Horsepower And Torque?

You are all (almost) looking for more torque!  Torque and more torque for your twin cam engine is easy with the new Knight Prowler TW 777 cam. This cam sets a new standard for peak performance in horsepower and torque for 07 thru 2012, stock Twin Cam engines using the stock heads.  Bob Wood, founder […]

New American International Motorcycle Expo

One month ago I pre-announced the launch of the American International Motorcycle Expo (“AIME”) to debut Fall 2013. It’s purpose is  to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient […]

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