Archive for August, 2016

Harley-Davidson Re-Evaluates Its Market Needs. Eliminates About 200 Positions At US Plants.

Harley is eliminating about 200 employees at its U.S. plants. “We continually evaluate industry and market changes to provide the best products and services to our customers. To that end, we are adjusting our production plan to align with our 2016 guidance and we are making the necessary changes to right-size the company” said Bernadette […]

S&S Cycle Goes Hooligan

Wether you are into Hooligan racing or just want more power for your Harley-Davidson Sportster, these new S&S Hooligan Kits will give you an edge on the competition or friends. It fits all Sportster models from 2000 to 216 and will take your Sporty 883 to 1200 cc or your Sporty 1200 the  1250 cc. These S&S […]

Quick N’ Easy Bolt-On 2017 Milwaukee-Eight Custom Street Glide

Last August 23rd, while you were commenting on Harley-Davidson all-new Milwaukee-Eight motor, only the eighth big V-twin design in firm’s 102-year history, the Ness Crew was getting their hands on the brand new 2017 Street Glide with the objective to show you what you could do in 24 hours. Ok, your name is not Ness […]

Doobie Brothers’ Patrick Simmons And Wife Cris to Ride Again Coast to Coast In 2016 Cannonball Endurance Run

Patrick Simmons, founding member of The Doobie Brothers and longtime motorcycle enthusiast, will ride coast to coast with his wife Cris Sommer Simmons, in the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run 2016 in September. The duo will journey more than 3,300 miles from Atlantic City, NJ to Carlsbad, CA on their 1914 and 1915 Harley-Davidsons with stops […]

Rear Axle Mounted License Plate Holder By Heartland USA

This axle mounted license plate holder comes in 2 versions. The horizontal or vertical version with or without a red, cat-eye run/brake LED light. They fit all Harley-Davidson® Softail® models from 2008 to present, including the Breakout® and the Rocker®. They install by removing the wheel assembly. The axle plate holder installs as you reinstall […]

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Fans, friends and supporters of motorcycling’s best and brightest are invited to reserve their seats now for the Class of 2016 AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Ceremony, October 13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. For the third year, the induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo, […]

New Saddlemen 1WR Gripper Seat

Loving to do some off-road riding, to do wheelies and burnouts, drifting on your widely modified Sportster? For your adrenaline filled performances, the new Saddlemen 1 WR Gripper Seat will deliver. It was co-developed with V-twin stunt rider Rob Carpenter to specifically meet the grueling demands of the professional stunt scene and is now available for […]

Clyde. An All Steel Custom Bagger With Athletic Aesthetics.

Fortunately, not all custom builders working on Baggers are obsessed with creating the one with the tallest front wheel, the loudest and most show off sound system and the craziest cartoonish paint job, sadly often screaming tacky 1 mile away. These customization rules don’t belong and will never belong to T.D. Ward’s code of design […]

A Nickname For The New Milwaukee-Eight Engine?

Flatty, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evo. Most Harley motors have nicknames, most often because of their shapes. Are you able to find one for the new 107” & 114” Milwaukee-Eight? I have seen a few nicknames already mentioned in “comments” of my previous features on this new H-D engine. Find the one that will stick and […]

Sacred Steel Bikes. A New TV Motorcycle Series To Debut On Discovery On September 12.

On Monday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery will debut “Sacred Steel Bikes”, a series about an unusual bike club that produces one-of-a-kind pieces of art motorcycles. Rather than the stereotypical rough and tough biker crew one might expect, Sacred Steel Bikes follows a diverse group of elite individuals who come from a multitude […]

The 2016 Coast To Coast Race Of The Century Cannonball On 1916 Or Earlier Motorcycles

3304 miles in 15 stages from Atlantic City to Carlsbad , California. This 2016 coast to coast Race Of The Century Cannonball run will probably be the most difficult ride since the inaugural event in 2010. Isam, Jr., owner of Jurassic Racing in Sturgis, South Dakota, and founder of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run announced today […]

Hunter Klee Joins S&S Cycle As Director Of Exhaust Development

S&S Cycle of Viola, Wisconsin welcomes Hunter Klee to its Exhaust Design/ Manufacturing team in the role of Director of Exhaust Development. Hunter brings a decade of powersports exhaust design and manufacturing expertise and will help manage the recently created state of the art facility in the La Crosse, Wisconsin facility. Most recently Klee was […]

2016 Bike And Music Weekend In Germany

While many of you were enjoying the 2016 Sturgis Rally, many others on the other side of the Atlantic were participating to the Germany Bike And Music Weekend, a wild event combining crazy and insane vehicles on 2. 3 and 4 wheels, drag racing open to all, around the clock heavy metal music on 2 […]

The Rogue Rear Fender. A Bolt-On Replacement For Custom Harley Panhead And Shovelhead Motorcycles

The Rogue rear fender is a heavy-gauge steel fender that is bolt-on fitment to 1958 – 1984 Harley-Davidson Big Twins using the included chrome plated fender struts and mounting hardware. Instead of the typical choice to run a stock rear fender or a repop, it is a great custom alternative. “Built right! The UPS man […]

Milwaukee-Eight™ 107” And 114” Engines. Images and Sound.

The MilwaukeeEight 10&” and 114” V-Twin Engines are equipping the 2017 Touring line. For sure, they are stronger, offer a crisper throttle response and truer, cleaner sound. Four valves per cylinder, single chain-driven cam, dual spark plugs, counterbalanced and rubber-mounted. Below, 2 videos introductions about the engine itself and its styling. • More Power – […]

Sons Of Speed” Vintage Motorcycle Racing To Debut At 2016 Daytona Biketoberfest

Eight daring riders will put everything on the Line at Sons Of Speed inaugural race Saturday, October 15, 2016, during Biketoberfest at the  New Smyrna Speedway half-mile, banked racetrack just south of Daytona Beach. Imagined by Custom Builder Billy Lane and Inspired by early 20th-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed races hearkens back to a […]

Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring Motorcycles Lineup. All-New Milwaukee Eight Engine. All New Front And Rear Suspension

More power. More comfort. More control. Today, Harley-Davidson redefined its touring lineup by unveiling the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, all-new front and rear suspension. “These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, Vice-President of Styling and Product […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Internet Expansion Reaches The Powersports Industry With Launch of .Motorcycles Domain Names. Dominion Registries opens registration for new .Motorcycles domain names exclusively for the powersports industry. Only verified entities in the powersports community can register these industry defining domain names, making the online space safe and highly relevant for consumers seeking reliable information about Motorcycles. […]

Breaking News. Harley-Davidson Unveiled The All-New Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Engine 107’ And 114”.

The all-new Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines, delivers more power and an improved motorcycling experience for riders and passengers while retaining the iconic look, sound and feel of its predecessors. An all-new design, the Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a […]

BMW Titan Motorcycle Concept For Breaking Land Speed Records

Never to reach a BMW dealer and only a concept motorcycle to inspire the final design of a machine intended to break land speed records, it was designed by Turkey based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem. Although the Titan looks like a the 2-wheel version of a Batmobile, some features hint at its true purpose. Of […]

2016 European Bike Week At Lake Faak, Austria. September 6-11 (Part 1)

120,000 participants in 2016, 13,000 v-twins parading around Lake Faak and riding the narrow Alpine mountain roads, a complete language confusion due to the fact that many european countries are represented, an official Harley Bike Show and another big one organized by Custom Chrome Europe, plethora of custom bikes shown for the 1st time by […]

Alta Motors Launched Production Of Its “Redshift” All-electric $15,000 Motorcycles

Alta Motors, formerly known as BRD Motorcycles, is a small electric motorcycle startup based in Silicon Valley that managed to raise over $17 million in funding, including from Tesla co-founders Marc Trapanning and Martin Eberhard This week, the startup started the full production of its 2 motocross models, both with a 2 hour range, the […]

Speedster. A Drag Style Sportster.

To look like a full blown custom when you do a bolt-on job is not easy task and most fail at this customization exercise. The merit is even greater when your platform is a Sportster, Harley-Davidson longest continuously manufactured model whose signature styling has remain almost the same since its introduction in 1957. Close to […]

Majestic Series Floorboards From RC Components

These Majestic floorboards by RC Components fit 1986-2015 Harley Touring & FL Softail models and bolt on the factory mounting brackets. They are shipped pre-assembled with the pivot mounting blocks attached to each floorboard. Set screws can be used to adjust the angle of each floorboard for proper clearance and comfort. Available in chrome or […]

Picture Of The Week

He was the first to be riding the streets of defeated Germany on a Harley-Davidson at the end of WWI. His name was Roy Holtz from Wisconsin, a corporal with the US army entering Germany through Belgium on November 12, 1918. This picture was published first in American magazines and newspapers, then much later in […]

Do You Really Know The Story Of Indian Motorcycle?

Yes, you probably know that the original Indian nameplate died in 1953, that many devoted enthusiasts worked hard at maintaining the old bikes, that several companies tried to resurrect the brand (the most serious have been CNC in Gilroy, CA and Stellican Limited in Kings Mountain, NC) and that in 2011 Polaris Industries took over […]

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