Archive for July, 2014

New Ness Beveled Black Wheel, Inboard Rotor, Pulley, Rotor For Harley And Victory Models.

Arlen Ness extends its line of Beveled line of custom parts to black wheels, rotors and inboard brake rotors. The Beveled Black Wheel And Floating Rotor. For those thinking that the wheel looks fragile because of its 7 thin spokes, know that it has been tested in both computer simulated and physical environments. Made of […]

Bikini Bike Wash. The 2014 Sturgis Commemorative Painting By David Uhl.

Since 2005, David has created a special piece for Sturgis every year.  He continues that tradition this year with “Bikini Bike Wash”. His latest masterpiece features bike builder Matt Olsen and his wife Brittney. Matt is astride his ’39 Knucklehead bobber “Dottie” (now owned by Pat Simmons and Cris Sommer-Simmons) Bikini Bike Washes are a fixture at […]

New Brand Positioning For Metzeler, the Two wheels Specialist For Over 150 years.

From a PR Of Metzeler Press Office. Metzeler draws a line of continuity with the past while emphasizing the value of freedom typical of the brand with new slogan, METZELER is “SHARING INDEPENDENCE™” The METZELER brand, also known as “The two wheels specialist”, which has always specialized in the production of tires for motorcycles and […]

Dual Touring Saddle For Harley-Davidson Street Glide And Tri Glide Trikes.

Designed by Corbin specifically to fit the Street Glide trike (2009- 2011) and Tri Glide Trike (2012-up) and provide the greatest ergonomic advantage for touring quality support. Wide, sculpted seating positions create a larger area of for excellent weight distribution. Shaped like your body to eliminate pressure points and give long lasting support that […]

Polaris Second Quarter 2014 Results. EPS Increased 26%, Net Income Increases 21%. Motorcycles Division Increased 107% Versus Same Period.

Shares of Polaris (PII) jumped more than 5% in pre-market trading after the company announced its second quarter results and increased its full year guidance for year 2014. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported record second quarter net income of $96.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, up 21 percent from the prior […]

Harley-Davidson Posts Upbeat Second 2014 Quarter Earnings. Lowers Full-year Shipment Guidance.

Shares of Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) tumbled more than 2% in pre-market trading after the company cut its motorcycle shipments forecast for the full year. Harley-Davidson posted its quarterly earnings of $354.2 million, or $1.62 per share, versus $271.7 million, or $1.21 per share, in the year-ago period. Its EPS surged 33.9% to $1.62 in the […]

Friday Fest At Sturgis Buffalo Chip To Kick Off Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling

The first Friday of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® nine-day Motorcycle and Music Festival, Aug. 1, will host “Friday Fest,” a party chocked full of exciting events, specials and hot performances leading up to the headlining performance by Loverboy on the main stage. Guests with Friday Fever will have the chance to see performances from six […]

Honoring Minerva The Goddess Of War, Wisdom And Arts

Only an Italian can build a custom motorcycle to pay tribute to a Roman goddess. Minerva, the goddess was born from Jupiter. Minerva, the bike featured here, is reborn from a 1971 Ducati Mark III 250 bought by Simone Ceccarelli from a collector. Ceccarelli is a semi professional builder whose name in not unknown since […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Marketing Company Advanstar Exploring Sale That Could Fetch More Than $900 Million. Privately held U.S. company Advanstar, which puts on 54 trade shows in industries such powersports, fashion, healthcare, etc is looking for a buyer. Advanstar produces the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, a 10-city nationwide tour offering 600,000 consumers and over 900 exhibitors from all […]

Man Carries Motorcycle Up a Ladder On His Head. Only In India

In Indian, motorcycles are not transported in trailers but most often on top of buses. How Indians do load their motorcycles (usually of the light weight category, but for sure above 100 lbs)? Putting on a head pillow, climbing a ladder with the bike on their noggin. A demonstration …

Velocity Leaf Spring Front End By Voodoo Vintage

Voodoo Vintage offers a vintage style Leaf Spring front end that the shop tweaked for modern days. The top trees are machined and feature 1/2” riser mount holes distanced 3-1/2″ apart to allow the use of traditional Harley-Davidson style risers. The top-tree mounts are the same dimension as the early Harley-Davidson Springer front end, permitting […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Introduces Sturgis Rider Daily

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, in partnership with the Rapid City Journal, introduces the brand new Sturgis Rider Daily to provide this year’s Sturgis Rally riders with daily comprehensive news and information. Stepping up to edit the tabloid-sized, full color newspaper is long-time moto-journalist Marilyn Stemp. Stemp is known in the motorcycle industry for her decades […]

From Old School To New School EMD Has Your Touring Bike Covered

Esteves Motorcycle Design (EMD) now offers primary covers for ’07-’14 Harley-Davidson touring bikes in two radically different styles. Responding to current demand for old-school themes, the Snatch is a cast aluminum primary cover featuring a raised ribbed design. The Snatch strives to capture and celebrate the soul of those elusive vintage aftermarket pieces that sometimes […]

The Polaris Slingshot Is Coming July 27th. 3rd Video Teaser.

The Chronograph To Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of the Honda CB 750

Considered by many one of the 10 most important motorcycles of the last century, the first mass produced four-cylinder motorcycle and one of today’s favorite for a Cafe Racer makeover on a low budget, the  Honda CB 750 Four is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a wristwatch. The’’750 Four since 1969′ chronograph is quite nice […]

Street 750 And Street 500 Models. Harley-Davidson Aggressive Move To Find Its New Sweet Spot.

How many years before baby-boomers stop riding? How many years before legislation force manufacturers to produce liquid-cooled motorcycles? Not many. The world changes. Change with it. Here and abroad, markets disappear, others are born ready to be conquered. It’s easy to figure out that future motorcycle sales growth will not come from the big, heavy […]

2014 CrossRoads Events At Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads destination will host countless new events, activities and attractions during the upcoming 2014 Sturgis Rally. Five new bike shows will offer motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to see some of the best in custom bike building. In addition, CrossRoads guests may demo new 2015 Victory Motorcycle models, see new 2015 […]

New Harley-Davidson Detachable Backrest With Three Recline Settings For Touring Models

Your passenger can select a custom fit with the new Premium Detachable Backrest with Adjustable Recline (P/N 52300257 Chrome, P/N 52300258 Gloss black; $299.95) from Harley-Davidson®. By simply turning the glove-friendly locking knobs, the angle of the backrest upright can be adjusted to one of three recline settings, either 8 degrees back or 8 degrees […]

A young Woman Explains Why She Rides.

“Why I ride” (no relation with the recent documentary “Why We Ride” is a new online video series featuring bikers from across the country explaining their thrill for riding. In this segment, a young woman named Leslie Padoll from Brooklyn, NY, despite gender stereotypes and other social challenges, has found solace in riding her motorcycle. With […]

Joke Of The Week

Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl. Although his English was not perfect, they got along very well. One day he rushed into a lawyer’s office and asked him to arrange a divorce for him. The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and asked him the […]

In Sturgis Jesse James Will Trade Two Wheels For Four To Race The Off Road Championship At The Buffalo Chip

As announced on June 26, Motorsports fans will get more than their fair share of extreme engines, insane speed and colossal crashes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s newly constructed PowerSports Complex this August. The Sturgis Rally entertainment destination has planned a jam-packed week of high-powered competition including TORC (The Off Road Championship), the Nitro National […]

New Sun Ray Seat For Harley-Davidson Rushmore Models To Ride With Warm Buns

Flip a switch and chase the chill with the Sun Ray® Heated Seat (P/N 52000135, $799.95) from Harley-Davidson® Designed for 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle models, this seat is perfect for cool-weather riding in any season. The Sun Ray heated seat features dual-zone rider and passenger positions with separate high/low/off toggle heat controls for […]

Fifth Indian Motocycle Day. In Springfield, MA July 20th.

The 5th Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration  of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city Of Springfield, MA from 1901 to 1953 will be held on July 20th on the grounds of the Springfield Museums. Indian Day is about showing people the great variety of Indian Motocycles made and telling […]

More Tees For Your Laundry List.

You don’t have to wear motorcycle related t-shirts all year long. 2 that you can wear to show your radical thinking, even when riding your favorite brand. The Think Outside The Box T-Shirt to show that you are a creative person. The Luck Smith T-Shirt because luck is a DIY project. Unisex fit. But there […]

Ariel Ace Motorcycle

This kind of contraption does absolutely nothing to me but some of you may appreciate the new Ariel Ace Motorcycle. A spectacular all aluminum alloy billet frame, a 1237cc water-cooled Honda engine good for over 170hp with a top speed of 165mph and acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. No bad… […]

Custom Shovelhead. More Beautiful When Naked.

On June 28th, as soon as I published postcards from the Magic Bike Rudesheim Bike Show, I received an unusual number of emails requesting a feature on “The Virus”, the custom bike winner of both the highly competitive Radical Class and absolute Best Of Show of the competition. Immediately I ed Bike Show organizer, friend of […]

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