Archive for May, 2012

Shinya Kimura To Debut New Custom Bike At July 22nd 2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show And Concours D’Elegance.

This year, the 2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Show moves to a beautiful new location, the tree shaded grass hills of the Calabasas Country Club and Gold Course in the Santa a Mountains. Former Calendar Show winner Shinya Kimura will be premiering two new of his famed retro custom builds. One is an all new, […]

Electric Motorcycle Battery Breakthrough?

Electric vehicles have had sluggish sales primarily due to their limited range and high cost. Worth mentioning – you never know what you may ride one day – is a supposedly revolutionary electric vehicle (EV) battery technology able tol allow many EVs to double their range at the same battery cost that they have now. […]

Live TV Report On Motorcycle Safety. Oops…

Ducati Bastardo. Twice.

No, I am not confused, but you may be just by looking at all these pictures and realizing that they are from 2 different custom Ducatis. These bikes with the overall same appearance and paint job are the work of Yuri Shif, for me Europe’s custom builder with the wildest/most elegant/most beautifully executed ideas. His […]

Rizoma End Grip Mirror

Italian Rizoma has the reputation of producing custom motorcycle jewelry. Not too much in this case… The concept of a end-grip mirror is not new, but this new part is offering position versatility thanks to its sophisticated multi-axis machining. In addition to its adjustment system, itsr small diameter has increased view thanks to the use […]

New Men’s Dust Storm Mesh Jacket From Harley-Davidson

With removable textile outer panels that zip-off to create a mesh jacket, the new men’s Dust Storm Switchback Functional Jacket (starting at $350) delivers versatility for varying temperatures. It’s constructed from water-resistant 600-denier polyester with lightweight, removable body armor at the elbows and shoulders. A removable, full-sleeve waterproof liner accentuates its climate-controllable versatility, while pre-curved […]

Avon Tyres Consumer Rebate Program

From May 1 through June 30,2012  purchase two Storm 2 Ultra tires and receive a $40 prepaid MasterCard®. The program is simple. Purchase two Avon Storm 2 Ultra tiresand submit your invoice with a rebate form to Avon Tyres. Avon Tyres will then issue a rebate in the form of a prepaid MasterCard® in the […]

Hollister 3rd Annual Corbin Appreciation Day

Hollister, California is considered by many the birthplace of the American Biker, the place where all began…For the 3rd year, Mike Corbin is organizing festivities including a bike show, a trade show and of course visits Corbin factory tours with discounts on all products and free installation of their goodies. This year’events will take place […]

Show Me Your Office. Rod Woodruff

Even if you still never participated to the Sturgis Rally, and wherever your home town is around the world, you heard and read many times about the Legendary Buffalo Chip…and wished you were there. If you are a regular visiting Sturgis every August, it’s almost impossible that you didn’t visit or sleep or watch at least one […]

Motorcycle Transmission. Baker Drivetrain Explains How It Is Made On The Science Channel.

The popular TV Show “How It Is Made” on the Science Channel show you how everyday objects people use become the things they are. In a new episode to air June 7 at 9 pm (ET) you will get the story behind behind bamboo bicycles, chainsaw art, breath mints and Baker Drivetrain motorcycle transmissions. The […]

Picture Of The Week

Prohibition Tour. A 900 Mile Motorcycle Ride With Friends From Various Walks Of Life

A short film about a 900 mile pacific coast motorcycle tour from Venice Beach to Napa Valley, with none other than Butch Walker. Every trip has a defining moment… (Music by Butch Walker and the Black Widows)

Antique Motorcycle Foundation Leadership Forum Set for July 19, 2012

The Antique Motorcycle Foundation will host a leadership forum for organizations whose primary purpose is the promotion and enjoyment of vintage and antique motorcycles in Mansfield, Ohio on July 19.  This will be the third year for the meeting.  Its purpose is to provide educational opportunities and to give leaders throughout the vintage and antique […]

Corbin’s Redesigned Warbird Body Kit For Harley FXR Models

Getting full circle, the motorcycle industry is celebrating its history with part manufacturers reproducing or rejuvenating parts from its past, all periods from beginning to end of the last century. Those old enough in the business remember the Warbird body Kit launched by Mile Corbin in the mid 90’s for very comfortable rubber mounted Harley FXR’s models  […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Presents The Biker Belles™ 4th Annual Women’s Charity Ride

The Biker Belles™ charity event on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 during the 72nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will once again recognize the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling. Created to raise funds for local charities, the Biker Belles event brings women, their families and friends together to celebrate the role they play in shaping […]

Dakota Digital Information System For Harley Sportster, Softail And Dyna Models

Installation is a snap! The new Dakota MCL-3212 digital information system plugs directly into the stock wiring with no modifications needed. It replaces 2011-up Softail and 2012-up Dyna models with 3-3/8” or 4” bar mount and tank mount applications. Features include an adjustable speedometer (selectable as MPH or KM/h), adjustable tachometer that can also be […]

Carroll Shelby King Of The Road. To Premiere Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 PM On Velocity Channel.

Carroll Shelby passed away May 10th. Velocity pays tribute to an automotive legend in the definitive profile of America’s car king, Carroll Shelby. A pioneer in racing and automotive design, Shelby put America on the map in a racing culture long dominated by European drivers and styles. In honor of his recent passing, Velocity presents […]

New Evo Sportster Hardtail Kit By Bare Knuckle Choppers

Many Sportster owners dream to turn their bikes into a hardtail. Quite a few kits to do so on the market, and a new clean option offered by Bare Knuckle Choppers. The crew started with the idea that the frame should look like it came from the factory as a hardtail, not as a hacked […]

Radical Japanese Electric Motorcycle

First generation of electric motorcycles was all about making them work without much consideration about aesthetics. Second generation went into improving performance but still failing at making them visually very attractive. A third generation is now trying to give these e-bikes some custom sex-appeal.

Harley-Davidson India. Facts And Numbers.

In the most populous democracy in the world with over 1.2 billion people (489 million-worker labor force) with one of the fastest-growing economies (6.2% GDP), Harley-Davidson is enthused by the positive response that its motorcycles are getting. Since Harley officially entered the India market in July 2010, the company has sold about 1000 bikes, expects […]

Metzeler 21″ Front Tire Stage 2 Upgrade For Late Harley-Davidson FL Series Models

Metzeler Motorcycle Tire has added an all-new Stage 2 upgrade option 120/70B21 for newer model Harley-Davidson FL series bikes as replacements for the stock-sized ME880 tires suggested. These new options – based on the popular Metzeler ME880 tire – fill the fenders of nine Harley-davidson models, among them the Road King, Electra Glide Classic, Ultra […]

Harley-Davidson Artist Scott Jacobs And Daughter Alexa In New ABC Series “Secret Millionaire”. June 3, 2012.

“Secret Millionaire” is a one-hour alternative TV series that follows some of America’s most successful business people as they spend a week in the country’s poorest areas and ultimately gift deserving members of those communities with hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money. In the Season Premiere episode, millionaire and world-renowned artist Scott […]

Helmet Laws Wallet Card Graphic

At a time of the year when many of you are going to travel across the USA, it is important that you know each State motorcycle helmet law. There are five different variations in motorcycle helmet requirements, from Free Choice (no helmet restrictions) to No Choice (everyone riding a motorcycle must wear a bike helmet). […]

GunBaby 883 Sportster

First, let me begin this feature by mentioning that the finish you see on this bike comes by way of acid etching followed by flame treating all steel parts (except tear fender and gas tank kept in raw steel). Result is this iridescent-type “color” that ranges from golds and straw-yellows to deep purples, reds and […]

1915 Style Flat Gas And Oil Tank

If you have a beginning of last century/boardtrack project on your mind or already on your lift, this ultra retro 3.5 gallon 2-piece tank may be what you need. It was originally designed for Paughco frame #128S5-USP and commissioned by US Chopper for their rolling chassis project.

American International Motorcycle Expo Reveals Orlando As Its Host City.

The new American International Motorcycle Expo (October 16-20, 2013) intends to become the single most important show of its type in the North American market. Its 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. […]

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