Archive for June, 2014

Harley-Davidson Reveals Project Livewire. The First Electric Bike You Will Like?

Not yet for sale, Harley-Davidson invites consumers to ride, react and shape the future of this new electric motorcycle. See it, hear it, feel it.  H-D Invites is bringing innovation to the street and is inviting everybody to ride and tell them what you think. A 2014 U.S. tour – kicking off with a journey […]

Harley-Davidson. Big Reveal Tomorrow June 19, 2014.

A Harley-Davidson teaser video to build anticipation before tomorrow’s announcement. Their latest innovation on Route 66? What did you see? What did you hear? The big reveal is tomorrow morning June 19. What do you think it can be? Tell me your guess in “comments”

Polaris Chairman And CEO Scott Wine To Join Bancorp Board Of Directors

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced that Scott W. Wine, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to serve as a director of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), effective July 14, 2014. “It is a tremendous honor to join the Board of Directors of U.S. Bancorp, a great banking institution with a stellar reputation […]

2014 Annual “Motorcycle As Art” Sturgis Exhibition At The Buffalo Chip Is “Built For Speed”

The 15th annual Sturgis “Motorcycles as Art” exhibition has for title “Built for Speed” and will be co-curated for the second year in a row by photographer Michael Lichter and  Vintagent blogger Paul D’orleans. The exhibit held at the Buffalo Chip will showcase 35 custom motorcycles from around the world (as far away as Japan and […]

How It Is Made. V-Twin Motorcycle Engine.

Yes, it looks very easy when built on an assembly line. Much less when you have to do it using shop tools and your bare hands…

Harley-Davidson Recalls Chrome Hand Control Lever Kits

Harley-Davidson is recalling 209 accessory Chrome Hand Control Lever Kits, part number 36700053, intended for use on 2014 Harley Davidson XL Sportster motorcycles. The kits may have an excess of chrome plating on the brake lever which could prevent the full return of the front brake master cylinder piston. If the brake master cylinder piston […]

Find Your Dry Socks In Your Harley RUSHMORE Tour-Pak And Saddlebags

Stop fumbling in the dark with the new Tour-Pak® Luggage and Saddlebag Interior Light Kit (P/N 68000151, $119.95) from Harley-Davidson®. For early-morning packing or the late, dark end of a ride, brilliant white LED lamps illuminate the interior of Tour-Pak and hard saddlebag luggage of the 2014 RUSHMORE Harley-Davidson Touring models. One LED light pod […]

Tonight. Velocity’s “What’s In The Barn” Lends A Hand To The Home Depot Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project

On Velocity’s “What’s In The Barn” episode premiering tonight June 17 at 10 PM ET/PT, host Dale Walksler goes on the hunt for a WWII military bike to help raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project in conjunction with The Home Depot Foundation. Dale’s search takes him on a 1,400 mile roundtrip journey […]

Joke Of The Week

A blonde called her boyfriend and said, “Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle and I can’t figure out how to get it started.” Her boyfriend asked, “What’s it supposed to be when it’s finished?” The blonde says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a tiger. ” […]

A Triumph Scrambler In Dirt Bike Clothing

This feature for all those among you loving modern classic bikes dressed for track spins, canyon carving and even road day trips. A bike for a great evasion, reminiscent of the Steve McQueen’s iconic Triumph TR6 Trophy in the 1963 film The Great Escape. British Customs decided to buy a stock 2012 Triumph Scrambler and see […]

The 23rd Annual International Ride To Work Day Is Today June 16, 2014

Since 2008, The Ride To Work Day (first event was in 1992) is set for the 3rd Monday of June. So, this year it’s today June 16. Ride to Work is a 501 c4 nonprofit, all-volunteer effort. Riding your motorcycle or scooter on this day is to demonstrate. • The number of motorcyclists to the […]

2014 Harley-Davidson World Ride Is Set For June 22-23

All Harley riders around the word, H.O.G. members and the others, are invited by Harley-Davidson to take a break from the rat race and hit the open road on June 22-23 for the 2014 Harley-Davidson World Ride. Launched in 2008 by the Harley Owners Group® as Million Mile Monday®, the annual riding event was expanded […]

Do You Take Electric Motorcycles Seriously?

Electric motorcycles have come a very long way and are now taken very seriously even by the most traditionalist bikers. On the famous and arduous Isle Of Man TT course, Zero winner John Mc Guinness set a new lap record for electric motorcycles, with a time falling under 20 minutes (19’ 17.30) very close to […]

Another Wolf In Hog’s Clothing. Faster Than The Average Harley-Davidson CVO Model.

S&S Cycle has had a lot of requests or performance upgrades for 2007 and later Harley-Davidson® CVO 110 engines. Seems like folks think the big hogs are a little lacking in the grunt department. And when customers ask for something, S&S Cycle is listening.. It’s taken a little while but …Viola! Here they are! S&S […]

Happy Father’s Day To All The Dads Who Ride.

Remember all those times when you needed Dad for help, support and comfort… June 15 is Father’s Day. So, gift him with  a visit or a call. And below, the creators of the movie Why We Ride and Acorn Woods Communications have created a special Father’s Day message using excerpts from the film.

Vintage-Style Café Racer With A 180 HP Electric Motor

The Saroléa SP7 marks the return of a Belgian motorcycle brand after half a century, If Saroléa doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because the Belgian marque is returning to motorcycles after 50 years. The company was founded in 1850 as an arms and munitions m aker, then moved on to bicycles and eventually motorcycles. It disappeared […]

New Badlands Lightning Module For 2014 Harley-Davidson Models

First new products released by NAMZ after its merger with Badlands is a a brand new IHL-04 Badlands lighting module for 2014 Harley-Davidson models. With this new module you can now run amber turn signals since this module separates the brake functionality from the rear turn signal output. The possibilities are endless. It is 100% […]

Sturgis 7th Annual Legends Ride. Make Your Reservation Now.

Established by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and now a Sturgis rally tradition , the 7th annual Legends Ride® is set for Monday, August 4th and you are all invited to participate and to join some big names in television, film, music and motorcycling The event has for main purpose to bring rally goers together to […]

The ‘Victory Across America Mileage Challenge’. Ride The Most Miles. Victory Refunds The Price You Paid For Your Brand New Victory Motorcycle.

Victory is supporting their high-mileage passion with the “Victory Across America Mileage Challenge.” Victory will reward the rider who puts the highest mileage on his new Victory this summer by refunding the price he paid for his bike. The “Victory Across America Mileage Challenge” works like this: purchase a new Victory Motorcycle (any model not […]

Very Dark Series

A couple of nice black custom parts from company Comete Motorcycles. Both Nortstar grips and foot pegs have a nice “coke bottle” vintage shape. The grips are for all Harley models (except touring) using a throttle cable. The pegs are compatible with most Harley mounts. The headlight grille will bolt-on on 5 3/4” Harley headlight […]

A New Chapter For The Classic Motorcycle Documentary ‘On Any Sunday’

In 1971, movie director Bruce Brown released “On Any Sunday”, at the time a revolutionary documentary featuring the world of motorcycle racing and responsible for introducing to the sport a generation of Americans. In it, Steve McQueen who was nominated for a best documentary Oscar. Due this Fall in theaters and more than 40 years later, […]

Harley-Davidson Sidecar Replica For Big Twins 1936-1958

In the early part of the 20th Century, motorcycling became a family activity. The most comfortable way to share your adventures on wheels with your wife, children and friends was to attach a sidecar to your motorcycle. Then during WWII the military found this setup one of the most convenient ways for ground transportation and […]

Quiet Bagger Power

Quiet enough to not drown out your sound system, but loud enough to feel like riding a Harley-Davidson bagger. Zippers Performance Products offers a Zip Kit powered by ThunderMax® offering a trifecta of improvements for a smoother, cooler and more powerful bagger. The zip Kit is delivered pre-mapped and ready to install. Watch the video. […]

In 2013 New York, Las Vegas And San Diego Led Nation For Motorcycle Thefts

The National Crime Information Center, an electronic clearinghouse of nationwide crime data aggregated by the FBI released these numbers. In 2013 thefts continued to decline, a trend started after 2008. 45,367 motorcycles were stolen in 2013, the equivalent of one every every nine minutes. Only 37 percent of the motorcycles stolen last year in the […]

What’s In The Barn. All-New Season Premieres Tonight Tuesday June 10th at 10 PM On Velocity

America’s barns and backyards are filled with treasures of motorcycling history and icons of American industry, two wheeled relics that provide a window into our deep love of engines, speed and the beauty of the open road. On Tuesday, June 10 at 10 and 10:30 PM ET/PT Velocity is inviting viewers back on the road […]

EZ-Just Harley CV Carburetor Mixture Screw

Tuning your Harley-Davidson CV Keihin carburetor is a little bit easier with this custom EZ Mixture screw. Once installed, a quick turn with your fingers allows you to adjust and fine tune the air/idle mixture for better idle control, low speed performance while eliminating hesitation. It gives you more fine tuning options without burning your […]