Archive for August, 2013

2013 Bonneville BUB Trials Update

Because of frequent windy weather and sometimes too wet salt, this year was not the most favorable to racers to set as many land speed records as previous years. I was expecting to report on the outright world land speed record battle between the BUB No. 7 piloted by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and […]

New PIN STRIPE Series Billet Ignition Switch Covers By Roaring Toyz

To complete their existing line of Pin Stripe billet parts and accessories, these 2 ignition switch covers for baggers. These caps install in seconds. Simple, clean and inexpensive, they fit all 2003-2013 Harley-Davidson Streetglide, Roadglide, Ultraclassic, Electraglide Classic and FL Trike Models. CNC machined in the USA from 6061 aluminum. Available in tripe plated show […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

One-Armed Motorcycle Rider Makes History In TT At Isle Of Man. 42-year-old Chris Mitchell from the Isle of Man rode a specially adapted Suzuki machine and managed to complete a race around the island’s TT course, finishing in 11th place out of 20 riders at the Manx Grand Prix Newcomer’s B race on Wednesday August […]

Harley-Davidson The Complete Mentality Shift.

The recession was really what brought Harley-Davidson into the 21st century. “Since day one, we’ve been trying to transform the company in a way that is going to make us stronger and more sustainable in the future,” said CEO Keith Wandell in a telephone interview last week to Bloomberg. “That’s what we said we wanted […]

Designer Stainless Steel Exhaust Clamps

Because all details count, this new Designer Steel Exhaust Kit. Cut from solid billet 316 stainless steel, then highly polished. Available in 3 options of ARP hardware: EV:2835-0077 316 Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust Clamps With Polished ARP 12 point Hardware. EV:2835-0078 316 Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust Clamps With Polished ARP Hex Flange Nut Hardware. EV:2835-0079 […]

The 2014 Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler

2014 is for Triumph the year of only cosmetic changes on all 3 of its classic models. The Triumph Bonneville keeps its 865 cc parallel-twin, but got a new exhaust for a better growl. Front wheel is no 17″ with lower seat position and a grab rail. Chain guard is now standard. Paint schemes include […]

Milwaukee Police Department. Did You Know?

From now until the end of the 110th anniversary celebration over Labor Day Weekend, the Milwaukee Motorcycle Police Department is helping direct the traffic of tens of thousand motorcycles converging to downtown Milwaukee. Of course, the Milwaukee PD has a very long history of riding Harleys. It’s not long after the inception of Harley-Davidson in […]

Artist Series Bell Helmets

Both are based on the famous 3/4 Bell 500 (the one I wear in its plain version…) They both pay tribute to Bell founder Roy Richter who created the 500 helmet in 1954 out of fiberglass. Not retro lids but current offerings priced at $139.95. On left the Skratch Bonneville, on right the RSD Trouble. […]

The 2014 Victory Cruisers

During the introduction of the 2014 Cruisers to its dealer network, the theme developed by Steve Menneto, Vice President for Polaris Motorcycles, was “offering more bike for the money than ever before.” New lower price points, added features and increased options characterize the 2014 line-up. Still 6 different models: HIGH-BALL®, JACKPOT, VICTORY JUDGE®, BOARDWALK™, HAMMER […]

Öhlins To Launch New High-Tech Fork Cartridge Kit For Harley Touring Models

Öhlins is introducing the FKC 101 Fork Cartridge Kit, a high-quality, high-tech front fork kit conceived specifically for the FLH/FLT Harley-Davidson Touring Baggers. This is the first-ever Bagger Fork Kit released by Öhlins and the company states that when installed in conjunction with a set of Öhlins shocks, you obtained an incomparably balanced suspension package, […]

Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary. A Party So Big, The Directions Are Simply Milwaukee.

Expect 1000’s of YouTube videos shot by bikers in Milwaukee during the 4-day huge celebration party and probably about a dozen from Harley-Davidson. Here is the first official one they released.

Ad Of The Month. Pregnant Girlfriend. Wife knows. Must Sell. Lawyer Wants Money…

If he was not honest with his wife, at least he is honest about the reason why he is obliged to sell his 12,600 mile Harley V-Rod for $7800. Ad published in the Indiana Auto & RV classifieds  

Blind And Racing His Motorcycle On The Bonneville Salts

In Bonneville, Dan Parker is making history by being the 1st ever blind person to race a motorcycle on the Salts of Utah. 43-year old Parker, a race car pilot, lost his sight 17 months ago in an accident. With no intention to go faster than other participants, he spent last weekend getting a feel […]

Wood Gas Powered Ural Sidecar

Talk about low tech. Wood gas, the byproduct of partial combustion of wood was used mainly in Europe countries before, during (because of fuel rationing) and after WWII. As you can see, the system to produce wood fuel is quite bulky and uses a process called gasification through a generator to create combustible hydrogen and […]

Las Vegas Bikefest Is October 3-6, 2013.

Vegas rocks. With hot spots and loose slots, great food, glitzy hotels, fabulous entertainment, and a Sin City reputation that makes Las Vegas Bikefest the bikers party town from October 3rd to 6th.  Not to forget, beyond the city limits, some of the most unforgettable rides in the country – to the Grand Canyon, Lake […]

Harley-Davidson Men’s Reflective Skull Waterproof Hoodie

It’s constructed from waterproof seam-sealed 100 percent knit polyester fleece in a new, softer fabric with laminated backing, and features watertight storm cuffs. Guardian Technology at the elbows and shoulders add abrasion resistance, while 3M™ Scotchlite™ Relflective Material increases reflectivity in low light. Its bungee cord and toggle hood and hem are matched with a […]

Walz Hardcore German Style Lowrider by Swiss Harley Dealer

More than a quarter of all motorcycles you can see on the roads of Switzerland are Milwaukee made. Since the 70‘s, Bachli Harley Heaven is the top Harley-Davidson dealership in the country and – as many dealers in Europe do, much more than in the US – is also customizing Harleys or pure one-off custom […]

World Fastest Motorcycles Arrived On The Salts Of Bonneville.

Racers and their machines arrived in Bonneville for the 10th Anniversary 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. During 6 days (August 24-29), conditions of the salt being good, they are going to try to put their names in the record books of motorcycle land speed records. Not doubt that by the end of this coming week the […]

In 2 Pictures. What Is New On The 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited.

Harley-Davidson said: “We changed everything without screwing up anything. We don’t make change for change’s sake. We ride countless miles with other riders to find the innovations that truly make a difference in the ride” In one picture, you can see Harley-Davidson “Project Rushmore” improvements to the 2014 FLHTK Eectra Glide Ultra Limited. In the […]

Toby Keith And Dar Holdsworth Partnership In Brass Balls Cycles. The Promo Video.

On August 7, 2013 in Sturgis, Dar Holdsworth And Country Star Toby Keith officially confirmed their partnership in Brass Balls Cycles (see feature HERE). Dar just sent me their promo video.

Breaking News. Bourget Bike Works. Complete Shop Liquidation.

Bourget Bike Works has retained K.D. Auctions for an online only auction of its rolling chassis, CNC machines, tooling, parts and accessories. An inspection preview is organized at Bourget Bike Works 21407 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix, AZ 85024 on Tuesday September 17, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm (PT). Over 400 lots are […]

Does Your Bike Has What It Takes To Be Featured In The 2014 BAKER Drivetrain Calendar

Each year, BAKER Drivetrain produces a semi-racy poster sized calendars. Each year, until now, they have featured a custom bike built in-house sporting the latest and greatest of BAKER products, and of course featuring a pretty girl straddling it. This year they decided to feature your bike if it’s very cool and it uses some […]

Motorcycle Versus Black Bear

A dog, deer or black bear may decide to run out in front of your motorcycle. Although the bear actually walked away from the crash, the motorcyclist incurred serious but not life-threatening injuries.

All Five 2014 Harley Sportster Models Get New Brakes, Optional ABS, Keyless Security

The confidence-inspiring control offered by ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is a new option for all 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster® model motorcycles. The five-model Sportster line also features updated hand controls and brake components, improved service access, and an optional H-D® Smart Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob. Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson […]

The Harris Saunders Story. On Our Worst Days, We Are Still Much Better Off Than Many People In This World

A Special Sturgis Narrative By Chris Clemens of S&S Cycle. Working in the motorcycle industry gives me an opportunity to make my daily bread surrounded by machines and people that bring me joy. My boss actually pays me to ride across country on a company bike and partake in the revelry of Sturgis! That’s a […]

Radical Body Kit For Harley Touring Motorcycles

During these last 3 years, Cameron Jurow from Camtech Custom Baggers has won a lot of trophies with his freestyle one-off riders and show baggers. If you are into this radical tourer style, the good news for you is that Cameron is now offering the smooth body kit that adorn a lot of his winning […]

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