Archive for August, 2014

Double Down Exhaust Slip-Ons for Harley Touring Models

Customizing your exhaust system… You bought your dream bike.  You installed the perfect custom pipes. It was yours. All yours. Just for you.  And then you saw it.  The same bike in the same color with the same pipes.  And suddenly, it wasn’t quite as special anymore. So, after many months of design and development, for a brand […]

Postcards From 74th Sturgis Rally (Part 3)

All photography copyright Horst Roesler and Patumwan

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

74th Sturgis Rally. Felony Drug Arrests Up. Money Seized Up. Fatalities Down. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it made 244 DUI arrests during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 252 people were arrested for misdemeanor drug offenses and 90 for felony drug offenses. Authorities seized more than $25,000 in cash during the annual event. The […]

VP Racing FVP Fuels® Appoints Industry Veteran Chris Wall As Chief Marketing Officer.

Chris Wall will be responsible for developing and executing a long-term cohesive international strategic marketing plan that encompasses all VP divisions, including Race Fuel, Consumer Products, Retail Branding and Specialty Chemicals. “Given the growth of the company in size and complexity, there’s a need for a senior-level leader to energize our strategic marketing plan over […]

The SSR Harley Breakout. When A 2014 Harley CVO Is Not Exclusive Enough For You. .

The 2014 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Breakout® motorcycle is a beautiful Softail® model that combines the power of the Twin Cam 110B™ engine with a high level of custom chrome-plated detailing and dazzling finish rarely offered on a production motorcycle. It is currently offered in a choice of 3 exclusive paint schemes for the price of $26,900. […]

Postcards From 74th Sturgis Rally (Part 2)

All photography copyright Horst Roesler and Patumwan.

Bonneville Salts Are Now A Lake. Speed Week Canceled.

Heavy rain on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday turned the Bonneville Salts into a lake. After postponing the tech inspection of the 530+ motorcycles transported from all over the world to attempt land speed records, the SCTA  was obliged to cancel the 2014 event. The right decision, but very sad news for all racers who worked […]

Harley-Davidson 10-Spoke Impeller Wheel Design For 2009-Later Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycles

A polished and chromed version of the 10-spoke Harley-Davidson Original Equipment cast aluminum wheel, these custom Impeller wheels (P/N 43300338 17-inch Front, P/N 40900348 16-inch Rear; $649.95 each) maintain factory fit and stance Harley-Davidson Touring models. Harley says that these wheels have undergone hundreds of hours of real-world testing to meet the highest standards of […]

Ness Big Shot 2 Fuel Tuner

Installing a new exhaust or upgrading your bike air cleaner always requires a re-adjustment of your fuel system. It used to be that you had to play with screws and jets to find the optimal fuel power curve. Several systems are now available to let you add or subtract fuel from your bike fuel injection […]

Challenger Collection Air Filter

From Vity Design, a young shop in Italy, the classic round K&N filter in a CNC machined grooved billet aluminum housing. Will look good of both new or old-school type bikes. In chrome, polish, black, brass & copper finishes. Challenger Collection Air Filters.

Harley-Davidson Riding Glasses By Wiley X Frames. If You Need, RX Ready.

They come in all possible designs and colors, lightweight, with shatterproof framesand lenses with UVA/UVB protection and promising that they will seal your eyes from anything the road or weather throws at you and that you will always keep a sharp vision even when riding above 70 mph… Well, true if you don’t need prescription […]

Recap Of Historic Reveal Of All-New 2015 Indian Scout In Sturgis. A Night Of Stars Under The Stars…

Below are highlights of the Indian Motorcycle® star-studded VIP party in Sturgis, SD last Saturday evening, August 2, at the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The event was centered on the historic unveiling of the new 2015 Indian® Scout®, the first truly new Indian Scout to be introduced in more than 70 years. Scout is widely […]

Bobber Fender For 16″ Wheel By TC Bros Choppers

Looking for a strong Bobber rear fender? TCB Bros Choppers offers this made to last 6.25” wide spun steel fender Spun from heavy duty 13 GA (.090” thick) premium American steel. They feature flat sidewalls for easy mounting to struts or to attach a sissy bar. It fits perfectly a 16” wheel + tire. up […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. Files Lawsuit Against Renegade Classics and Kent Mortimer

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRI) announced the filing of a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in Georgia against Kent Mortimer, Renegade Classics and the owners of a Buford, Georgia Renegade Classics retail store to protect the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ trademarks. SMRi and its volunteer board are the non-profit stewards of the trademarks pertaining to the Sturgis® […]

Off-Road Championship At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

In Sturgis for the weekend? There is flying dust, crashing ATV’s and Trucks, insane speed and colossal crashes at the new Buffalo Chip Powersports. Complex. Competitions include TORC, The Off Road Championship, the Nitro National Pro Hill Climb, AMA Extreme Dirt Track ATV Races as well as the Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls. “The races […]

Postcards From 74th Sturgis Rally (Part 1)

All photography copyright Horst Roesler, Onno Wieringa, Patumwan.  

Warlord Saddlebag Trays for the 2014 HD Rushmore Touring Saddlebags.

Already available for Harley Tourers from 1993 to 2013, First Shot Cycle Parts extends its lineup of hard bag organizer trays to the 2014 Rushmore models. Unlike some others, this one covers the full length and width of your saddlebag and dividers are removable. They are made of ABS plastic and the mounts (use existing […]

In Sturgis Hamsters USA Raises $253,330 For Special Kids At LifeScape Children’s Care in Rapid City, South Dakota

Proving again that bikers have big hearts for kids, the international motorcycle group Hamsters USA raised $253,330 for LifeScape 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 4th. Funds raised will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies, psychological […]

Sturgis Rat’s Hole Show Is August 7th

For its 26th Annual Sturgis edition, the Rat’s Hole Show is setup at the Crossroads of the Buffalo Chip. The competition on Thursday August 7th includes 16 different bike classes. The Best Of Show, in addition to the big trophy he will receive, will have the bike printed on thousands of draft beer mugs and […]

Arlen Ness’s Brother Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Kevin J. Ness, brother of Arlen Ness, who was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash on July 30 has died. 59-year-old Kevin J. Ness,, was thrown from his black 2008 Victory Vision motorcycle after his bike was struck by a vehicle. the driver of a silver-blue 1989 Toyota Camry, driven by 62-year-old Harry D. Preston […]

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Legends Ride Pays Off

Riders in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s signature Legends Ride® cheered Monday as Black Hills Special Olympics President, Jack Lynass, and Buffalo Chip President, Rod Woodruff, burned the note on a van purchased with Legends Ride donations. The van is used to transport Special Olympics athletes to events and training sessions. Some of the biggest names […]

Sturgis Museum & Hall Of Fame Hires Tigra Tsujikawa As Marketing & Development Director

The Sturgis Museum & Hall Of Fame board of directors is proud to announce the appointment of industry veteran Tigra Tsujikawa as Marketing & Development Director. Just in time for the annual motorcycle rally in the Black Hills, the hiring of Tsujikawa is part of the museum’s stated mission to “honor the ride and build […]

Joke Of The Week

It was the biker’s first time visiting Dr Putz for a colonoscopy. He went into his office for his first rectal exam. His new blond nurse, Evelyn, took him to an examining room. She told him to get undressed and have a seat until the doctor could see him . She said that he would only be a few minutes. After putting on the gown […]

2015 Indian Scout Launch Party

The new Scout was unveiled on Saturday night August 2nd to members of the press, VIPs and celebrities. After more than 70 years since its last production, the new 2015 Indian Scout was introduced with a demonstration of its exceptional agility and superb balance in a Wall Of Death setup on the Indian display of […]

Sturgis “Motorcycle As Art” By Michael Lichter And Paul D’Orleans. Race Inspired Motorcycles Built For Speed.

The 14th Annual Michael Lichter’s “Motorcycle As Art” exhibition officially opened on Sunday August 3rd under the theme “Built For Speed”. The who’s who of the motorcycle industry gathered at the Buffalo Chip exhibition hall to admire the  beautiful and rare display of more than 35 race-inspired custom motorcycles curated by internationally famous photographer Michael Lichter […]

Antique Motorcycles Set To Race At the 74th Sturgis Rally On Tuesday August 5, 2014

Pappy Hoel Half Mile Classic’s Harley vs. Indian vintage motorcycle races will be held at the Sturgis Fairgrounds during the 2014 rally. These antique race bikes may look small and similar to the bicycles you rode as a kid, but they can reach speeds in excess of 70 mph on a half mile track without […]