Archive for May, 2014

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Summer Music Festival Schedule

As the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s July 28 opening date draws nearer, the schedule of megastars eager to take the venue’s main stage continues to grow rapidly. Buffalo Chip fans will celebrate the lineup’s latest addition. Cheap Trick is one of the bands most frequently requested to perform at the Chip’s annual Motorcycle and Music Festival. […]

Update On The “Follow Your Dream” Metzeler Contest

On April 2nd, I reported on the “Follow Your Dream Metzeler Contest” with Indian Larry Motorcycles building a one-off custom motorcycle with input from fans via the Metzeler USA Dacebook Page where you can see the building process evolve in a multi-episode series. The sweepstakes will end up June 16 with a lucky fan taking […]

Convenient Touring Organizer Fits 2014 Project RUSHMORE Batwing Fairing

Keep small items organized and handy with the new Three-Pocket Fairing Pouch (P/N 93300054, $129.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Designed specifically for the new Project RUSHMORE batwing fairing and windshields on 2014 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide®, Street Glide® and Trike models, this fairing pouch is convenient for storing mobile devices, sunglasses and other […]

Buy a Set Of Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Motorcycle Tires And Receive A $50 Visa Prepaid Card

You have until May 31, 2014 to be eligible to receive a $50 Metzeler Visa Prepaid Card by mail-in-rebate when you buy a set of the acclaimed ME 888 MARATHON™ Ultra tires. The appointed heir of the ME 880 Marathon, popular with V-Twin owners and customizers all over the world, it was designed to maintain […]

Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week®. June 14 – 22.

It is finally Spring and  Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week® gets ready for its 91st year of heart-stopping motorcycle riding and its signature classic rally experience. Additionally, this is the 2nd year of the Laconia Passport Program. The Laconia Passport Program is a FUN and FREE way to encourage motorcycle enthusiasts to get on the road […]

Speedway Kay By Harlot Cycles

Last Monday, as the first episode of #BikerLive was airing on Discovery, and before seeing any of the bikes of the builders in competition, I tweeted that I didn’t care at all on who would win, that I was just interested in seeing 3 great custom motorcycles. Like you (ref. your comments), I was somewhat […]

Vintage Front End Makeover For Your Evo Sportster 1991-Up

Inspired by the style adopted by many during the golden age of the European Bobbers and Choppers, these front end kits, long or short, are an easy way to turn your modern Evo Sportster or new-built from the ground up bobber or chopper into a vintage looking bike. They fit 39 mm fork tubes and […]

If This Short Movie Doesn’t Make You Want To Ride…

A beautiful short movie directed by Giorgio Oppici for Roberto Rossi, an official Harley-Davidson dealer in Mantova, Italy (Established 1995). Music by Boats (Swept Away) Rider: Alessandro Vigano. A must watch.

First Quarter 2014 Royal Enfield Sales To US Dealers Doubled Versus Same Period Last Year

The company attributes its success in the US to the release of the Continental GT model, price restructuring, a new factory with shortened delivery time and intensified marketing efforts. The Continental GT is a 535 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled motorcycle, the lightest, fastest, most powerful Royal Enfield in production.

Joke Of The Week

The IRS decides to audit a Biker, and summons him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when the Biker shows up with his attorney. The auditor said, “Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS […]

Brand New Line Of Floorboards For Victory Tourer Motorcycles From Precision Billet

Precision Billet, for more than 15 years a leader in billet parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Metric Cruisers is about to release a brand new line of products for Victory Motorcycles, starting with floorboards The Victory Series will be released in the US to retail customers and dealers later on in June 2014 and will […]

Lightning Motorcycle To Introduce World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle This Saturday May 17 At Quail Motorsport Gathering

The Lightning Motorcycle’s LS-218 is set to make its debut at the Quail Motorsport Gathering in California tomorrow May 17. This motorcycle is the street version of the Lightning’s race bikes. The LS-218 share the similar power figures of the Lightning Motorcycle prototype which has recorded the top speed of 218 mph (350 km/h) at […]

Hi-Jack Motorcycle Helmet By Diesel.

Wearing a helmet to “fly” your motorcycle? What about a pretty cool helmet inspired by those worn by helicopter pilots. I like the signature curve at the sides, the simplicity of the chromatic graphics, the fact that you can remove and re-install the ISV2 Anti-scratch visor in a few seconds without the use of tools, the […]

TC Bros. Choppers Sportster Forward Controls Kit for 1991-2003 5-speed models

The knurled look is still appealing to many, especially those building or rebuilding classic bikes. So, the young shop of TC Bros Choppers (Tyler & Tim Cobb) is offering this design on a bolt-on Forward Control Kit fitting all 883 and 1200 Harley Davidson Sportster 5 speed models from 1991-2003.

Easyriders Events President John Green Left Us

It’s with sadness that I report the passing of John Green on Wednesday May 14. He was the President of all Easyriders Events, the famous V-twin Bike Show and Rodeo Tours. I don’t know any household name builder who didn’t participate at least one time (me, several times) to his big custom motorcycle shows, meetings, […]

Indian Larry’s Aidan Ride Is June 1, 2014.

Bobby and Elisa Seeger from Indian Larry Motorcycles are inviting you to participate on June 1st to the Aidan’s Ride in New York to benefit the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. Their son Jack was diagnosed with ALD in 2011 at just six years old and lost his battle to this disease. Had he been diagnosed […]

Pimping Your Motorcycle Oil And Fuel Lines

  Are you copper or brass? Don’t forget to pimp your oil and fuel hoses. They are, like the classic silver braided lines (also offered by the same company), reinforced rubber hoses available in the most popular sizes. Add matching clamps in size 1.4”, 3/8” and 5/16” sold in packs of 6. At NAMZ USA. […]

Picture Of The Week

Biker Stops To Help Blind Man

Blind man doesn’t know he walks on the road. Biker (scooterist, but who cares) stops to help him. Kudos to this good man.

Bolt-On Horsepower For Harley-Davidson Touring Models

You can get a bolt-on performance boost for Harley-Davidson Touring models with the new Screamin’ Eagle® High-Flow Exhaust system (P/N 64800022, $1,299.95) from Harley-Davidson®. Optimized for Custom Vehicle Operation™ 110 and Screamin’ Eagle Stage Kit engine configurations producing 80 to 100+ horsepower, the kit replaces the original-equipment exhaust with large-diameter, free-flowing head pipes and matching […]

In 2015 It Will Be Sturgis Rally 75th Anniversary. The Buffalo Chip Already Planning The Biker Party Of The Century. Passes Available Now.

In 2015, all the roads to the Sturgis Rally may end at the Buffalo Chip where the organization plans the party of the century from July 31st to August 9, 2015. The 2014 Motorcycle and Music Festival is still over 60 days out from seeing its first partier, yet the Buffalo Chip phones have been […]

Vincent Motorcycle Miracle

Tonight May 14, Velocity is airing a special episode of “Dallas Car Sharks” where a very rare 1950 Vincent Comet Motorcycle is auctioned off and restored. The show “Dallas Car Sharks” is on air on Wednesdays at 10 pm ET. You may want to watch.

Your Harley Sportster Needs A Lift. Burly Brand 13” Sexy Stiletto Shocks.

Lifted may be the new lowered. For a variety of reasons, including a her ride, you may want to ride higher in these sexy 13” Stiletto coil sprung shocks. They are offered by Burly in a 13” length for most 1986 thru current Harley XL models. Their high performance damper is wrapped in a spring […]

#BikerLive. Share Your Thoughts About The First Episode Of The New Discovery Build-Off Series.

Yesterday evening, many of you watched the 1st episode of #BikerLive, the new Discovery build-off competition opposing 3 builders with viewers using the power of Twitter to determine the winner. The 40Cal Customs Father/Son team (Matt & Edd Harris) helped by Andrew “Carp” Carpenter and Chase Anderson won this first competition, beating Shop 102 and […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

USA First Quarter Sales Of Motorcycles Are Down 0.2%. Blaming The Weather. The Motorcycle Industry Council states that 1st quarter sales are unchanged versus same period of 2013. A very harsh winter seems to have affected the motorcycle industry as it has affected other businesses. The market segments who have progressed dual sport (+3.9%), highway motorcycles […]

#BikerLive. Tonight May 12 At 10/9C. Exclusive Interview With Discovery Executive Producer Christo Doyle.

All new TV motorcycle shows I have announced produce a lot of passionate comments, before it airs, while airing and days if not weeks after. Each of you, bikers, custom builders, part vendors and distributors, motorcycle industry journalists, etc have very precise ideas about what is good or not for our sport and our industry. It […]