Archive for October, 2016

Military Canvas. For Some, The New Leather…

Rooted in authentic military apparel and gear, and Hipsters preferred fabric for their backpacks, heavyweight canvas is slowly entering the motorcycle world and occasionally replacing leather for motorcycle saddlebags, seats and tools pouches. Don La Rosa from La Rosa Design now offers, in addition of its leather lineup, heavyweight cotton canvas for motorcycle saddlebags, a […]

Joke Of The Week

First Text Message From Alan to Fred, his next door neighbor. Hi Fred, This is Alan next door. I have a confession to make. I’ve been riddled with guilt these past few months and have been trying to get the courage to tell you to your face, but I am at least now telling you in […]

Maverick 2.5” Slip-Ons For Victory Octane

Owners of the the 1200 cc Victory Octane, the “modern muscle bike”, have a new choice regarding their exhaust system. The Maverick 2.5” slip-ons by Crusher were conceived for increased performance, providing hard-hitting exhaust notes and an even more aggressive styling. Crusher’s principal entry for the Victory Motorcycles segment is stated to create a proven […]

Harley-Davidson To Downsize Salaried Workforce By 5 Percent Before Year End

As reported during yesterday’s Harley-Davidson 3rd quarter results announcement, the company intends to reorganize its operations and to lighten up its workforce. The management decision is consecutive to Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales in the third quarter down 4.5 percent, US sales down 7.1 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, with the overall U.S. industry […]

Triumph Releases An All-New Bonneville Bobber

Yesterday in London, Triumph introduced the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in a bloodline of Triumph bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s, it encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine bobber. Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence it delivers […]

2016 Daytona Biketoberfest. Postcards (Part 2)

A photographic report following the bikers corridor from Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona and the Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach to Daytona Main Street and Beach Street, and up to the International Speedway. In the wake of the October 6 hurricane Biketoberfest was “Matthewed” but still alive (photos @ Manfred Graf and @ Horst Roesler for […]

#001 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycle Auctioned $150,000.

The #001 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on Saturday October 15 raised $150,000 for the benefit of Operation Ride Home, a program that assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families through a partnership with the Armed Services YMCA. One hundred fifty […]

Jay Leno Presents And Rides A 1912 Indian Single From The Recent Race Of The Century Cannonball

Harley-Davidson Third Quarter Results. Earnings Falls 19% In Q3 Year Over Year.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) announced earnings for third quarter that fell from last year. The company said its profit totaled $114.07 million, or $0.64 per share. This was down from $140.35 million, or $0.69 per share, in last year’s third quarter. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.64 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. […]

2016 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. And The Top Winners In Each Other Class Are…(Part 2)

As promised last Tuesday, below are the winners of the the 4 other classes of the 2016 AMD Championship. (photography copyright Onno Wieringa/Frank Sander) Winner Modified Harley-Davidson Class German-Motorcycle-Authority (Christoph Madaus) with his 1340cc (S&S heads) “Milwaukee Mile”. Cafe Racer Class Kharkov, Ukraine based Iron Custom Motorcycles (ICM) with “Beckman”, featuring a hand-made 56bhp, 555сс 3-cylinder […]

The BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100

It’s the future of motorcycling. At least for some. We know that soon cars will drive themselves, be powered by electricity, and network with each other to avoid accidents. The same self-driving technology can be integrated on motorcycles. The Motorrad Next 100 is a concept motorcycle using tech already available, the most interesting being the […]

Aventura Sidecar By OC Garage

Italian Oscar Tasso from OC Garage (Oscar Classic Garage) is not your typical custom builder. Not because he left school at 15 to work in a repair shop, not because he had worked as much on cars than on a motorcycles during his teen age years, but because of his very unique personality and very […]

Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo Headlined By Hundreds of Exhibitors (Part 2)

As AIMExpo 2016 headed into the weekend, the focus of the show transitioned from trade to consumer, giving the public its very first chance to see all the new products coming to the marketplace. The doors to the exhibitor floor at the Orange County Convention Center opened to thousands of enthusiasts on Saturday and Sunday, eagerly […]

New Arlen Ness Hand Lever Sets

Even hand controls design can be improved for better style and ergonomy. These new Ness sculpted hand levers are machined from forged billet aluminum, offer better style and comfort than the stock sets while keeping all factory functions. They are sold in pairs and offered in chrome or black anodize finish. At Arlen Ness. Tel. […]

2016 Daytona Biketoberfest. Postcards (Part 1)

Many were thrilled that the event wasn’t cancelled, but Hurricane Matthew put a big damper on the festivities. The crowds were way down, many beachside hotels were vacant, shops were mostly empty and bars didn’t have the usual high octane biker atmosphere. Georgia and the Carolinas also having been hard hit by Hurricane Matthew, very […]

New Harley-Davidson Defiance Rider Floorboards

For those who opt for non-conformist Bagger style may be interested by the new Defiance Rider Footboard Kit (P/N 50500527 Machine Cut, $429.95*) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. The extended length and sweeping shark-fin curves of these custom footboards maintain a long and lean appearance. Gleaming machine-cut highlights expose shimmering aluminum through a […]

AIMExpo 4th Year Party At The Standard Motorcycle Co.

On Thursday evening October 13, exhibitors, members of the custom culture scene, industry friends and VIP’s gathered for a night of camaraderie, of live music…and cocktails to celebrate AMExpo’s 4th year. The event was hosted by Jason Paul Michaels and Leticia Cline (and their dog “Jack London”) at their very cool Standard Motorcycle Co. facility […]

2016 Daytona Biketoberfest. Postcards From Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show


Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo Headlined By Hundreds of Exhibitors (Part 1)

Yesterday morning, the Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando opened its doors for 2 days of trade show. (Saturday Oct 15 and Sunday Oct 16 are for the general public.) The expo is now located in the north hall of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) where 16 OEM and a total […]

American Flat Track Racing At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip In August 2017

Sturgis and Flat Track Racing used to be one and the same. It is the sport that helped to birth the rally itself An historic collaboration of industry giants brings American Flat Track to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August 2017. A monumental partnership has been struck to preserve an authentic rally tradition and take […]

Custom Spoke Wheels For Indian Scout

HD Wheels offers a new direct replacement custom wire wheels for all Indian Scout. Specially designed hubs allow 40 and 60 spoke configuration which you can use either with Indian stock or Harley-Davidson brake rotors. These spoke wheels are set to run stock cushioned pulley. C For those of you who want 80, 90, 100 […]

Sons of Speed Race Vintage Motorcycle Racing Is Postponed. Tickets Refund Policy.

As I reported on Tuesday, due to the damage caused to the New Smyrna Speedway by Hurricane Matthew, the inaugural Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle racing is postponed. The event is now scheduled for March 17 & 18, during Daytona Bike Week. Billy Lane confirms that ticket holders can be refunded or can choose to keep […]

Davida Just Released Road-Legal Version Of Their Speedster Helmet

Dual marked with ECER22-05 & DOT FMVSS No 218, the New Speedster V3 retains all the features of their original Speedster helmet with the  same low profile shell shape & an improved traditional leather lined interior which can now be removed for cleaning or replacement. Replacement leather liners are available in black, brown or nut […]

Tour With A Rockstar

The Rockstar Exhaust System delivers custom style and 2 into 1 performance. The Hi-Flow louver core produces upgraded horsepower gains over stock with untamed, deep, aggressive sound quality. The Rockstar features 2½” heat shields that cover Magna-Black coated, 1¾” stainless steel head pipes. The rotating 3” scallop cut tip allows you to customize your Rockstar […]

Harley-Davidson Commitment To Great Cancer Survivors. The Pink Label Collection And Gear.

Harley-Davidson firmly believes that nobody rides alone, on the road or through life. That commitment is behind the Harley-Davidson® Pink Label Collection, a program inspired by the struggles and courage of riders and passengers who’ve been impacted by breast cancer. The 2017 Harley-Davidson® Pink Label Collection is a special product offering of 37 items, each […]

Exclusive Interview With Billy Lane About The Inaugural Sons Of Speed Board-Track Racing

I spent this Tuesday afternoon at the shop of Billy Lane in Ormond Beach, Florida for the interview below. As soon as I arrived Billy informed me that unfortunately he had to take the decision to postpone the inaugural Sons Of Speed Race due to the effects of hurricane Matthew (see today’s picture of collapsed […]