Archive for August, 2013

2013 Vintage Motorcycle Festival In Tacoma, Washington Scheduled August 24-25

The second annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival will run August 24-25 (Show Saturday, Ride Sunday) at the America’s Car Museum of Tacoma, Washington. The Vintage Motorcycle Festival is one of the signature events at the 165,000 square-foot museum and will feature motorcycles from many famous makers including BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Norton, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, BSA, Indian, […]

I Rode The 3 New Indian Chief Models

During the August 3rd launch of the new Indian Chiefs in Sturgis, Steve Menneto, Vice President of Polaris Motorcycles, declared “Tonight, America’s number one motorcycle company is going to crack the throttle…” As promised I cracked it for you, successively riding the 3 Indian Chief models on the gorgeous twisted roads of the Black Hills […]

New Screamin’ Eagle Burst Performance Air Cleaner Kit

This new Harley-Davidson air cleaner kit (P/N 29000066, $369.95) combines high performance with hard-edged styling. The tuxedo black billet cover is machined to expose the satin-aluminum finish below, creating contrasting edges and light-enhancing patterns that are eye-catching alone or when combined with other Burst Collection, Edge Cut and gloss black accessory components. A one-piece cast […]

Lejonkulan Handcrafted Saddlebags

Since 1981 Lojonkulan is handcrafting in Stockholm, Sweden the most beautiful high quality saddlebags I have put my hands on. Sold in solo (left style is pure Scandinavian style) or in pair, they all feature superb supple leather, a reinforced leather covered steel plate to improve the overall stability of the saddlebag, an outer backside […]

Allstate Introduces ‘Good Ride Grants’ for Ideas Advancing Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. Winners To Receive $5000.

Allstate Insurance Company announced the newest initiative under its Rider Protection Project portfolio – a series of programs all focused on making the roads a safer place to ride. The Allstate Good Ride Grant contest will award a combined total of $25,000* to contest winners with the best ideas for advancing motorcycle safety and awareness. […]

Postcards From The 2013 Sturgis Rally

1- 2- Last Tuesday night, small talk with Jesse James. Told me that at his new parts and clothing display at the Full Throttle, he was mobbed by picture and autograph seekers. I went and saw that, love him or hate him, he is still (of course, not a surprise for me) one of the most […]

2013 Sturgis Rally Attendance. At Mid Week, Best In Many Years.

Sturgis Attendance Is Way Up Versus Recent Years. It was my strong feeling after only 24 hours spent in and around the Black Hills. Hotel and campground managers, vendors on Sturgis Lazelle street and at Rapid City Black Hills Harley-Davidson confirmed to me that crowds look like the ones of the rally best years. Since […]

Daredevil Robbie Knievel Arrested In Sturgis For DUI In A Motorhome

Robbie Knievel, the 51-year old daredevil son of Evel Knievel was unapologetic when arrested for DUI while driving a motorhome and crashing in 2 RV’s. “I ride motorcycles and I friggin’ drink and ride. That’s my deal” said Robbie. And adding these words “I shouldn’t be drinking and driving ’cause I could kill somebody … […]

Breaking News. Billy Lane In Work Release In New Motorcycle Shop In Orlando.

Billy Lane being eligible for work release, is now allowed to work at paid employment in the community during the last months of his 6-year confinement. So, since a couple of days, Billy is back at working on motorcycles at a newly opened shop in Orlando called Global Motor Werks. Billy Lane must return to the […]

Sturgis Tunnel Of Fire Guinness World Record Attempt Goes Bad.

Daredevil Clint Erwing prepared for this extreme stunt during 1 year. Yesterday August 7th was the day he attempted to ride his Yamaha through a tunnel of fire 362.5-feet long, more than the length of a football field, a world record if achieved. CMT “Special Bike Week” was present to shoot the event organized as […]

Country Star Toby Keith Partners With Custom Builder Dar Holdsworth In Brass Balls Cycles

Tuesday evening evening Dar Holdsworth invited a few friends of the industry to meet with Toby Keith for an official announcement that they just partnered in his Oklahoma City-based shop Brass Balls Cycles.  A longtime motorcycling enthusiast (as depicted in his “American Ride” video), Keith met Holdsworth through the Pros 4 Vets organization when he […]

Sturgis 5th Annual Biker Belles Event

The Biker Belles event, known as the preeminent celebration of women in motorcycling, is all about sharing stories, riding together (men are welcome) and raising money to benefit helping both women-related causes, Horsepower and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. On Tuesday August 6th, the event started by a special catered reception, a […]

Crowd-Sourced Custom Motorcycle. The Racer Sportster By DP Custom Cycles.

A few months ago DP Custom Cycles and Local Motors partnered in an online Motorcycle Design Challenge. 106 participants from 25 countries proposed sketches and renderings for a Sportster to be build later by DP Custom Cycles. Andre Costa from Portugal won the design challenge with a motorcycle inspired by the Brabham BT44 with a […]

Mikuni Fuel Pumps For Custom Motorcycle Applications.

Many custom builders wants the freedom of placing the fuel tank wherever they want, and because the motorcycle will no more be fueled fed by gravity, the custom vehicle requires the use of a fuel pump. Mikuni MK Pulse Fuel Pumps employs an engine’s fluctuating crankcase pressure when running to pump fuel from a remote […]

2013 Sturgis Legends Charity Ride

It is considered the unofficial start to the Sturgis Rally. On Monday August 5th, the celebrity charity event gave 400 rally-goers paying to charity $150 per motorcycle (number of participants is limited) the chance to ride alongside such celebrities as Dee Snyder of heavy metal band Twister Sister, Arlen Ness, Corey Ness, Zach Ness, Jim […]

High Performance Shocks For Triumph Models

Through the most recent model releases of the Bonny, the Thruxton and Scrambler the young generation is discovering the very special character of Triumph motorcycles. A very unique design and performance pedigree. Older generation is already convinced of Triumph’s great riding experience. A riding experience that can be improved by those that demand more of their […]

New Women’s Comfort and Protection Wrapped In Glittering Metal Flake

Designed with a flip-up face shield and an oversized, removable tinted visor, the new women’s Chase Glitter Flake Helmet (P/N 97385-13VW, $175) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line delivers comfort, protection and versatility in equal measure. A Versatility comes from the removable and washable inner liner; a zip-off neck curtain and two back exit vents. The […]

Ton-Up Exhibition. Speed, Style And Cafe Racer Culture Exhibition At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

An exhibition focusing on the origins of the Cafe Racer movement is certain to draw huge crowds. Especially it is organized by internationally renown photographer Michael Lichter. Mike’s 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip exhibition to celebrate motorcycles as art is called “Ton Up – Speed, Style and Cafe Racer Culture.” Co-curators Michael Lichter and historian Paul d’Orléans have […]

Hamsters USA Raise $221,504 For Special Kids At Children’s Care In Rapid City, South Dakota

Proving again that bikers have big hearts for kids, the international motorcycle group Hamsters USA raised $221,504 for Children’s Care of Rapid City in fundraising events this year, culminating with their annual gathering in Spearfish during the Sturgis Rally on Monday, August 5th. Funds raised will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies, psychological services, […]

The 2014 Indian® Chief® Reveal: August 3, 2013 – Sturgis, SD

New Detachable Backrest Fits Sportster Models With Solo Seat

The new Sportster® Detachable Rider Backrest (P/N 52300245, $249.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® is designed to provide rider back support in conjunction with a solo seat. Shaped to support the lower back and hold the rider in place without forward pressure, the backrest has fingertip adjustment through 4.5 inches of forward/backward range. It detaches […]

Flash News From Sturgis

2013 Sturgis Bike Week On History Channel Monday 5th to 9th. Not in the Black Hills? Live part of it at home. Tonight Monday 5th in series “American Pickers”,  watch the Indian Chiefs reveal, an Indian heritage piece, participate to Indian Sweepstakes, Bike Wash, etc. (9 pm et, 8 pm C). “Bike Week” continues with […]

New Women’s Mesh Construction Jacket And Gloves

Constructed from 100 percent polyester mesh body with nylon Taslan sleeves and back waist panel, the new women’s Lexi Mesh and Textile Functional Jacket (P/N 97577-14VW, starting at $195) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line provides maximum airflow for staying cool on hot rides. Additional comfort comes from the power-stretch action back and elbows, pre-curved sleeves […]

New Slip-On Exhaust For Sportster Models By Akrapovic.

Akrapovic the exhaust company known for its innovative designs and creative use of titanium and carbon fiber, entered the USA market in 2010 with for objective to acquire a big slice of the custom market. The latest offering is replacement Slip-on mufflers for Harley-Davidson Sportster models. The quality of the latest chromed stainless steel mufflers […]

Motorcycle Parts Suppliers Tucker Rocky And Biker’s Choice Fined $500,000 by ARB

The fines arose after ARB (Air Resource Board) investigators learned that two Tucker companies, Tucker Rocky Distributing and Biker’s Choice, were selling parts that replaced original emissions-critical components, such as catalytic converters, on highway motorcycles. Such sales, even the advertising and offering of such parts for sale, are illegal under California law unless the modifications […]

The 18″ Brake Kit For Big Wheel Baggers Has Arrived

Hawg Halters Inc, a.k.a. HHI, one of the leaders in braking systems, is launching a brake kit (disc and brake) conceived for Bagger tall wheels. Objective is of course to offer the correct disc size and the right number of pistons to slow and stop these big wheels equipping big machines (above 21″ to very […]

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