Archive for September, 2012

Las Vegas BikeFest®. Corey Harrison of “Pawn Stars” TV Show As Grand Marshall Of 1st Annual “Strip Ride”

Las Vegas BikeFest, the premier West Coast rally just announced that Corey Harrison, star of the of the Cable TV show “Pawn Stars” will be the Grand Marshall of the first annual “Strip Ride!”, benefiting the “Wounded Warrior Project.” Attendees of the 12th Annual BikeFest will be joining Corey at the Cashman Center on Thursday, […]

Corbin Dual Tour Saddle For Harley Baggers

Corbin announced today that they have re-engineered their classic Dual Tour Saddle which is now available for the entire range of Harley-Davidson motorcycles to add touring class support and comfort. Designed to give riders the next level of comfort, this saddle features genuine leather, a new seat cover design and ergonomically designed seating for maximum […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Lehman Trikes USA Fully Operational Again.  After suspending all its operations last March to look for a buyer, the company was acquired in June by Champion Investments Inc., the company producing Champion Trikes. Craig Arrojo, CEO of Champion, just announced to the media that Lehman Trikes is now operational and fulfilling conversion orders for Harley-Davidson, […]

Joke Of The Week

A tired old biker and his bitchy old lady stop for beer at a 7-11 convenience store one hot August night on the way home. There’s a guy buying a paper from a machine in front of the store. All of a sudden a robber comes running out of the  7-11 convenience store  with a gun and a bag of […]

Danielle Larrabee Named Spectro Oils Marketing Director

Spectro Oils of America, based in Brookfield, CT, is pleased to announce that Danielle Larrabee has been assigned the position of Marketing Director. She will be responsible for all aspects of marketing Spectro’s products and brand name. Danielle was offered the position after long-time Marketing Director, Dave Willis, decided to retire. Dave was an instrumental […]

The American Cafe Racer. God made It Happen…

I have already featured several custom bikes from Australian builder “Deus Ex Machina” (Latin for “God Made It Happen) All built at the Sydney headquarter. The shop has also a presence in California where Michael “Woolie” Woolaway created “The American”, a very cool Cafe Racer using a Harley platform. A low chrome-moly frame received a 1200 […]

Did you know? What It Takes To Be Labeled “Made In USA”.

Most consumers think that buying something made domestically will boost the economy. Unfortunately many don’t act in agreement with the notion they defend … Still, more than ever, the “Made In USA” label is luring consumers wishing to help reviving U.S. manufacturing and create jobs. But what does it take for a product to be labeled […]

Polaris CEO Scott Wine. A New High Performance Indian Motorcycle Next Year.

2012 Daytona Biketoberfest. 2 Nights Of Sexy At Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson. October 18-19.

Very sexy girls and very sexy custom bikes are going to meet in Daytona. Miss G-String International has partnered with Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson at Destination Daytona for “Two Nights of Sexy” on October Thursday 18 & Friday 19, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Pavilion. Jay Allen will be joining as Emcee and […]

Supreme Legends New Reaper Series Forward Controls

Thankfully, no logo showing a cloaked man or skeleton carrying a scythe on these new Reaper forward controls. With foot rests different from what is available from the competition, they offer sturdy diamond grip rubber for excellent traction and are offered with smooth wet chrome or black lustrous anodizing treatment. They are built in America  […]

Harley-Davidson At 2012 Bike, Blues & BBQ Rally. Fayeteville, AR. September 26-29.

Harley-Davidson will bring the best of its brand (Demo Rides, H.O.G. Pin Stop, Party and More) at the Annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally in Arkansas. • Motorcycle demo rides provide the chance to test ride any number of new 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles free daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. • hose attending the […]

2012 Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Highlight Video.

Ladies Wrenching Then Modeling. The Same Ones.

The ladies you always see near Jim’s Giuffra’s AFT custom bikes are not only doing a modeling job. They are wrenching his bikes under his supervision. Yes, they are forming sheet metal, welding, assembling and in the case of this custom Honda VT 750 BR named “Halia”, one of them even of this ladies went […]

New Quick Detach Kit For Heritage Softail Classic Saddlebags

The new Heritage Softail® Classic Quick Detach Saddlebag Conversion Kit (P/N 90200641, $179.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories® converts Original Equipment fixed-mount saddlebags to bags that can be removed in just seconds. The saddlebags release with a pull and twist of a locking handle within each bag to give the motorcycle a clean, stripped-down look. […]

Profile Of The Typical Harley-Davidson Rider

Yesterday, rocking around the clock. Today, aching joints, slow reflexes and much heavier profile. Tomorrow? (image from character Lucien by Margerin in French cartoon)

2013 AMD World Championship Entry Forms And Class Information Now available Online

The official entry form for the 10th annual 2013 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is now available online.First fifty bike entries received will be free of charge. Being staged in Europe for the first time, at the all-new BIG BIKE EUROPE expo at Essen, Germany, on May 10th to 12th 2013, AMD is […]

Matt Machine Custom Moto Guzzi

He is living the dream in Australia where he is one of the best custom builders. A cool short video on Matt “Machine” Harrington and his custom Moto Guzzi Le Mans.

Naked Chopper From Poland

When you think of custom bike building in Europe, post-communist Poland is certainly not one of the countries you think of. Bordered by Germany to the west, and surprisingly the only European country to have avoided the late 2000’s recession, Poland after-market and custom motorcycle industry is extremely influenced by the great German manufacturers and […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Declares Dividend. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.155 per share for the third quarter of 2012. The dividend is payable October 12, 2012 to the holders of record of the Company’s common stock on September 28, 2012. Supreme Court Upholds Bail Denial In Sturgis […]

Toby Keith Back At Buffalo Chip® During 2013 Sturgis Rally

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® welcomes home Toby Keith to their annual musical festival on August 2-11, 2013 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Toby Keith, recipient of Billboard magazines Country Artist of The Decade award is one of the Buffalo Chip’s all-time fan favorites. Toby Keith is set to thrill the Buffalo Chip campers and concert […]

The New Indian Motorcycle By Polaris. Moving Away From The Chief To A New Scout Or Bobber Type Model?

When in April 2011 Minnesota based Polaris announced they purchased Indian Motorcycle, the acquisition raised a lot of questions that I summarize. 1- which way the OEM manufacturer would design the new model(s) 2- what would be the range of prices 3- how the iconic brand would cohabit with Victory 4-  when the new Polaris/Indian […]

Miss Enthusiast Harley-Davidson Leather Jacket

Styled to look like you’ve been wearing it for years… Made from mid-weight distressed cowhide leather, the new women’s Distressed Miss Enthusiast Leather Jacket (P/N 97122-13VW, starting at $375) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line matches convenient features with classic and comfortable style. Two zippered shoulder vents complement two zippered back vents for custom climate control, […]

Advanstar Dealer Expo Will Have 2 Shows in 2013, February & October. Then Will Move Definitively To October.

All people in the motorcycle industry already know about the competition and long rivalry between the the V-Twin Expo by Easyriders and the Dealer Expo by Advanstar, both held in February 2 weeks apart, respectively in Cincinnati & Indianapolis. In 2013, a 3rd new motorcycle show (consumers & dealers) named the American International Motorcycle Expo […]

The Making Of 2012 AMD World Champion Of Custom Bike Building.

In Sturgis, the custom bike named “PainTTless” by Thunderbike Germany won the title of 2012 AMD World Champion. Watch the video of the making of this wonderful bike that I already featured HERE. Comments are in German, but it doesn’t matter to understand the superb machining & fabrication jpb done on this one-off very high […]

Precision Billet Products New Releases

Precision Billet Products, a leading provider of innovative and high-quality motorcycle billet accessories for Harley-Davidson models, just released new additions to its lineup. Design complements their other products: control arms, foot pedals, air cleaners, horn covers, gas caps, hand grips, exhaust tips, clutch covers and more. .. 1- The Cylent Floorboards. (with custom shop partner […]

It Takes Balls To Ride This Motorcycle

I love the fact that students doing research have no inhibitions and no pre-conceived ideas. And when they imagined what will be tomorrow’s motorcycle students at San Jose State University thought about a rideable electric motorcycle using balls instead of wheels. A new creative concept? Maybe not. Some of these students must remember having seen […]