Archive for January, 2017

Harley-Davidson Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2016 Results.

For the full-year 2016, worldwide Harley-Davidson retail motorcycle sales were down 1.6 percent compared to 2015. U.S. retail sales decreased 3.9 percent, partially offset by international growth of 2.3 percent. In the fourth quarter, worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles declined 0.5 percent versus the prior year behind modest declines in some international markets […]

Super Low 6” Flare™ Windshield For Harley Roadglide

Klock Werks added a low windshield option to their line-up. The company introduced the 6” Super Low Sport Flare™ Windshield for 2015+ Road Glide (FLTR). The Super Low will be available in dark smoke and black. “This Flare™ compliments the aggressive stance of the new Road Glide fairing by adding more forward attitude without sacrificing the […]

Recall For 2016-2017 Triumph T120 Bonneville

The Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black models come with heated grips. When turned on, these heated grips can expand and cause the throttle to stick open, creating a risk of crash. Under number SB 546, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall for 1390 units of these 2016-2017 models. Triumph will […]

The Best Custom Motorcycles From Europe At Italy Motor Bike Expo (Jan 20-21-22)

Verona, Italy is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” with a lot of tourists visiting a 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard said to be “Juliet’s House.” But each January Verona is the epicenter of the custom culture thanks to the Motor Bike Expo attracting 160,000 visitors eager […]

Custom Billet Front End By Schuller CycleWerks

In Toronto, Canada master motorcycle engineer and fabricator Steve Schuller with his partner Joe Roy, has been building the most incredible one-off billet parts. Such as the first all aluminum custom chopper (in 2004, out of 7075 billet), many hubless wheels, radical front ends and many other chassis components. The shop expertise is in engineering […]

Beef Products Versus Motorcycles. Cartoon Of The Month.

On January 17, I reported on the 100% tax proposed by the Office of United States Trade Representative on imported European Union motorcycles with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc. The reason? The European Union bans the import of beef and beef products produced from animals fed with growth-hormones. Of course, there is no logical link […]

New Riserless Tyson Bars

T style handlebars, as seen on Club bikes, are extremely popular on choppers. These new Biltwell Tyson Bars are precision mitered, mandrel bent and TIG welded for beauty and strength. Available dimpled to accept original equipment H-D hand controls, or drilled for custom through-the-bar wire routing. Designed to fit top clamps with a spacing to […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson York Plant Temporarely Closed. Regional news station WGAL, Harley confirmed Harley temporarily closed its plant in York, Pennsylvania, which it says it does from time to time. No official reason was officially provided. The York facility is where Harley assembles its Touring, Softail, CVO, and Trike motorcycles, as well as performs various manufacturing operations […]

How Speed Is Affecting A Biker

To help motorcyclists understand the eventual risks with fast acceleration and deceleration, Bikesure, one of the UK’s leading motorcycle insurers, has summarized the effects on your body. When Accelerating BRAIN When accelerating, blood is pulled away from the brain and moves toward the lower half of the body. This gives an exciting, but temporary, sensation […]

From Street Glide To Street Glider By Italian CNC Specialist Ottodicuori

Whatever its recurrent economic difficulties, Italy has always held its reputation from design and cutting-edge technology since the Italian Renaissance in the late 13th century. Even in hard timesits reputation for style has always buoyed it. In the V-Twin motorcycle aftermarket business there is an Italian brand that Americans custom lovers are going to memorize […]

Joke Of The Week

A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old Jewish man standing at a small makeshift display rack, selling ties. The Taliban terrorist asked, “Do […]

Breaking News. Erik Buell Racing To Shut Down Again

Sad news again, this one from Erik Buell Racing (EBR) The company announced that it is winding down its operations. The decision was taken due to the company’s difficulty at finding new dealers in a very soft US motorcycle market. Without distribution, 2016 sales were very weak and year 2017 was presenting an even greater […]

Kuryakyn Sprint Signature Build Battle. Vote Now For The Best Custom Scout.

Kuryakyn dealers armed with the new Sprint Signature Series by John Shope are battling it out to see who can build the “baddest” Indian® Scout. Five dealerships were enlisted to showcase their creativity in a friendly war of the wrenches, demonstrating the versatility of the Sprint Signature Series and its ability to transform Scout and […]

1970 Steve McQueen’s Racing Helmet

Warning. If you want to buy it, it’s going to set you back for a lot of money. This Bell Helmet painted by Kenny Howard aka “Von Dutch” is the one that he wore when he raced in 1970 in the Gulf Porsche at Sebring (2nd place) and Holtville (1st place). He also sed it […]

New Radial Caliper Kit From Beringer Brakes

Beringer Brakes, one of the leaders in high performance braking systems now offers a mounting plate with a center distance of 69 and 87 mm for radial calipers. The Oversize Kit with 320 mm brake disc and 6-piston caliper is for Harley models 2000-up. Online at Beringer Brakes.

New Dyna Chin Spoiler By Dirty Bird Concepts

Called the Dynaflo, this Chin Spoiler launched by Dirty Bird Concepts is one of the new parts belonging to their Dyna Division. Made from super strong NYB injection molded polymer, this Dyna Chin Spoiler is easy to paint, quick to install and adds an aggressive look to your bike. Will fit all Dynas 2006 to […]

Extremely Rare 1999 Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Being Auctioned

It’s believed to be number 1 of fewer than 500 MT500 Military Motorcycles built by Harley-Davidson. It never got started and with 0 mile it is just as it came from the factory shipping crate. It is auctioned this weekend at the Bonhams Las Vegas auction with an estimated value of $20,000. While Harley isn’t […]

Ballistic Covert Hi-Flow Air Cleaner Kits for 2008-2013 Harley Softail And Touring Models

The Ballistic Covert Hi-Flow Air Cleaner Kit let you retain the stock look and breather cover of your 2008-2013 throttle by wire Harley Softail and Touring models. The Ballistic Covert Kit includes, billet aluminum backing plate, cotton hi-flow filter element designed for optimum airflow and debris filtration, breather bolts, backing plate bolts and cover mounting […]

Polaris 2016 Fourth Quarter Earnings And Full Year Results. Profits Slashed In Half By Lower Production And High Recalls.

This Tuesday morning January 24, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) reported fourth quarter 2016 sales of $1,217.8 million up 10 percent from $1,105.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Fourth quarter 2016 reported net income was $62.6 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, compared with $110.7 million, or $1.66 per diluted share, for the […]

Brexit Sidecars Sale And How They Are Made.

Watsonian Squire, one of the largest sidecars producers, is a British company with North America distribution. Following Britain’s Brexit vote, the sterling pound got heavily depreciated against the US dollar, making their products (sidecars and trailers) much cheaper for the American and Canadian buyer. Time for you outside the UK to take advantage of this […]

A 1912 Harley-Davidson X8E Previously Owned By Steve McQueen At Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

Another motorcycle previously owned by “King Of Cool” Steve McQueen will be auctioned tomorrow January 26 at the Bonhams Las Vegas Auction. It was sold in 1984 at McQueen’s Estate auction with a signed certificate of authenticity signed by McQueen’s children, Terry and Chad. Today’s estimated value is around $120,000. In 1912, the 1000cc X8E […]

About Americans’ Right To Modify Motorcycles And Street Cars

From a PR of The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) For the amateur racing industry, the year started out on a strong note. One of the first bills to be introduced in the newly indoctrinated 115th session of Congress was the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM Act). U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) […]

Custom Builder Yuri Shif Remembers Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

The oldest among you may remember, even if you were just a little kid. On April 12, 1961 the Russian spacecraft Vostok 1 was launched with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard. He became the first human to travel into space and the first to orbit the earth. The Space Race between the Soviet Union and the […]

Thought Of The Day

  “If you ignite passion within you… the external world has a miraculous and magnificent way of rearranging itself to suit the new person you are becoming.” Tina Su

Meat Hook Foot Pegs

Looks like all aftermarket part companies want serrated pegs in their catalogs. The game is to offer a unique design interpretation. These new ones, as the name “Meat Hook” implies, offer an excellent grip on your shoes. They are at home on any Harley Dyna, FXR or Sportster that is aggressively ridden . Light weight […]

Thought Of The Day

        “Being busy in effective pursuit of your passion is one of the keys to happiness.” Connor Young