Crank The Volume And Clarity Of Your Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle With Boom! Audio Saddlebag Speakers

1Boom!-Saddlebag-Speaker-KitYou may think that Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles come well-equipped from the factory. But there are still opportunities for personalization. For example, you can pump up the music with the Boom!™ Audio Saddlebag Speaker Kit (P/N 76000489, $399.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories.

This kit adds a pair of 5×7-inch waterproof 2-ohm full range speakers to the saddlebag lids of 2014 Harley-Davidson Prject RUSHMORE Touring models . The result increases the available sound pressure level (SPL) and listening volume with lower distortion and improved clarity at highway speeds. Continue reading ‘Crank The Volume And Clarity Of Your Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle With Boom! Audio Saddlebag Speakers’

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Custom Bagger Monstruosity Being Built For “The Biker Battleground Phoenix” TV Reality Show.

voodoobikeworksbattlegroundphoenixSorry to ruin your day. You are looking at the custom bagger being built by Kody McNew from Voodoo Bikeworks for the TV reality show Biker Battleground Phoenix. How somebody can do this to a motorcycle is beyond my understanding. Exactly what is wrong with the excesses of the Bagger craze. Remember my yearly 2014 predictions where I wrote that extreme custom baggers would reach very soon the peak of non-sense and bad taste before builders and owners come back to more reasonable riding machines. Continue reading ‘Custom Bagger Monstruosity Being Built For “The Biker Battleground Phoenix” TV Reality Show.’

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Zero Motorcycles To Exhibit And Host National Dealer Convention At 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo

zero1The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) welcomes a new OEM partner to the 2014 event this October 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, as California-based Zero Motorcycles, maker of high performance electric motorcycles, will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 National Dealer Convention at AIMExpo. Zero’s assessment of last year’s inaugural AIMExpo led them to the conclusion that the groundbreaking event provides the ideal platform to showcase its innovative product line in North America. AIMExpo is the only powersports event in the United States to bring together trade, media and consumers all at one time and in one place.

“The electric motorcycle segment is still very new and is constantly evolving. Because of that, we are always searching for ways to ensure Zero stands as the pre-eminent global electric motorcycle company,” said Scot Harden, VP of Global Marketing. “During our evaluation of AIMExpo it became clear this event presents the ideal means for us to both showcase our products to the North American marketplace, and to interact directly with dealers, journalists and the riders who will help our brand continue to grow. Bringing our Dealer Convention to AIMExpo makes perfect business sense for us.” Continue reading ‘Zero Motorcycles To Exhibit And Host National Dealer Convention At 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo’

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Ross Tomas, Son Of Mike And Carolyn Tomas From Kiwi Indian In Fatal Motorcycle Accident

RossTomasBonnevilleI am heartbroken to have to announce that Ross Tomas, the 20-year old son of friends of the industry Mike and Carolyn Tomas from Kiwi Indian, passed away yesterday evening Wednesday July 22, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was wearing a helmet. Ross had an inherited passion for motorcycles and I saw him successfully race in Bonneville when he was only 16 years old.

At this time, his parents and family request privacy. Service and other details will be announced soon. My thoughts and prayers for Mike & Carolyn and my condolences to all his family and friends.

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

1nessbeveledwheel2NessbeveledrotorArlen 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 forged billet aluminum. Available for many Harley models (Front. 18 x 3.5”, 21 x 3.5”, 23” x 3.50”, 26” x 3.50. Rear 16 x 5”, 17 x 6.25”, 18 x 3.50”, 18 x 6.50”) and some Victory models (see website) In black anodized finish. Starting at $1399.95 per wheel. Matching two-piece design rotor eliminates vibration associated with early one-piece rotors. The 420 stainless rotor is slotted in order to disperse heat during braking friction Sold individually in size 11.5″ or 11.8”. $299.95

3Nessbeveled15'Inboard-Rotor4nessbeveledwheelbisThe Beveled Black Inboard Rotor. This 15″ billet carrier is also made of forged aluminum. It features a floating 420 stainless disc and 8-piston caliper (bolt directly on your fork leg on 2000-up FLT touring and 2000-up Softail models) for exceptional braking performance. Each kit includes: inboard brake carrier/ hub assembly, floating disc and 8-piston caliper. A custom axle spacer may be required for your custom application. $1495.00. At Arlen Ness.

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

UhlSturgisCommemorativeSince 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 rally time, and the unmistakeable Black Hills backdrop stamps this as a true Sturgis scene from days gone by.

Uhl’s Studio is taking orders for David’s hand-signed, numbered canvas giclee prints. Beautifully framed with a commemorative plaque, each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Matching numbers are available for those who want to add this to their existing Sturgis Commemorative pieces.

Edition numbers will be assigned as orders are taken, so you are encouraged to act quickly. Similar to past Sturgis pieces, the edition’s special Rally prices are available only through the end of this year’s rally (August 10, 2014).

Specifics: “Regular” – image size approx 28 x 20, framed price $895. “Jumbo” – image size approx 42 x 30, framed price $2,250. Shipping is included within the contiguous 48 United States**

David Uhl will exhibit his gallery at the Gold Dust Casino in Deadwood again this year during the rally (from July 31st-August 10th). Kristy Swanson, David’s model for “The Huntress”, will be joining him at the Gold Dust on Sunday August 3 and again on Monday August 4. Orders by calling National Sales Manager Greg Rhodes 303-913-4840.

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

Metzeler1From 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 mopeds, renews its positioning to make the role of the brand more emotionally immersive for the world of true bikers.

Since its foundation at the end of the nineteenth century, the METZELER brand combines its expertise and commitment to developing cutting-edge tires that allow the riders to live true and fulfilling experiences. The machines are the only interest and objective of the brand that has accompanied generations of riders all over the world. The strength of METZELER has always been to be an integral part of the rider community sharing the distinctive values and codes of conduct: individualism within a community, whilst respecting the freedom of unwritten rules.

In fact, the freedom and the spirit of independence that unites riders are the key values underpinning the new positioning of METZELER: motorcycle riding embodies spirit of independence and shared values within a group, hence the new slogan “SHARING INDEPENDENCE™”. The new brand positioning underlines METZELER’s point of strength; that it is not simply the choice of a ‘bike owner’ but the natural choice of true motorcycle enthusiasts. METZELER caters to the community of riders who are looking for high performance and reliable tires capable of providing a fulfilling riding experience in any condition or situation. Continue reading ‘New Brand Positioning For Metzeler, the Two wheels Specialist For Over 150 years.’

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

corbinseattriglide1Designed 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 contact for excellent weight distribution. Shaped like your body to eliminate pressure points and give long lasting support that will keep you in the saddle all day.

Corbin’s rigid Fibertech base pan provides a great fit and is built low to hug the frame and conceal the gaps in the bodywork for a clean look. Corbin created a foam shape that keeps you in the sweet spot which provides a more positive feeling of control. Deep, supportive bucket design gives four and a half inches of vertical support. Passenger seating area has also been maximized for a greater area of body contact and best weight distribution. All of this adds up to a very relaxed posture and comfortable ride so you’ll be able to go out and put some serious miles on your ride.

corbinseattriglide2Inside, Corbin’s exclusive Comfort Cell foam provides firm support that stays resilient indefinitely. It is nearly twice as firm as the stock foam to support your body weight. Soft foam allows your body to fall through it the longer you sit on it… once compressed, soft foam offers no resilience and you start to experience discomfort. That’s why Corbin always says “firm is a good thing!”

Both seating areas are designed to work with an optional Corbin backrest for added comfort and support. Use a single backrest transferred front to back as needed or order two for full time use. Corbin backrests are fully adjustable to fit a wide variety of statures and riding postures with a variety of backrest models available to suit your taste. A spring loaded fold down feature makes it easier to mount to the bike. Continue reading ‘Dual Touring Saddle For Harley-Davidson Street Glide And Tri Glide Trikes.’

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

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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 year’s second quarter net income of $80.0 million. Earnings per share were also a record at $1.42 per diluted share for the 2014 second quarter compared to $1.13 for the second quarter of 2013. Sales for the second quarter 2014 totaled a record $1,014.0 million, an increase of 20 percent over last year’s second quarter sales of $844.8 million. Company increases full year 2014 Sales and EPS guidance. Full year 2014 sales are now expected to grow in the range of 16 percent to 18 percent when compared to 2013.

Scott Wine, Polaris’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The second quarter results, our 19th consecutive quarter of record earnings performance, exemplify our commitment to delivering high quality innovative products and a first-class purchase experience that our consumers expect. Our strong financial performance in the quarter was driven by outstanding retail sales growth, up 15 percent in North America, driven by share gains in our side-by-side vehicle product line and continued growth of our Indian motorcycle business. The recently introduced Sportsman ACE( further solidifies our #1 market share position in the North American ORV market and our Small Vehicle and PG&A businesses delivered impressive growth, up 29 percent and 20 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, respectively.

Wine continued, “On the heels of last year’s new product launch, which was lauded to be the largest and most groundbreaking in our Company’s history, next week we will celebrate our 60th anniversary and further enhance our innovation profile with the unveiling of our model year 2015 products for ORVs, motorcycles and the much anticipated Slingshot vehicle. Between strong demand for our existing offerings and our industry leading product innovation, we believe sales and earnings will continue to accelerate in the second half of the year, supporting our confidence and decision to again raise full year sales and earnings guidance for 2014.

polarisbisSales for the Motorcycles division increased 107 percent to $103.1 million in the 2014 second quarter compared to same period last year due to continued strong demand for the new model year 2014 Indian motorcycles. Consumer retail demand for Polaris motorcycles, driven by Indian Motorcycle retail sales, was up approximately 50 percent during the 2014 second quarter, while second quarter North American industry heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle retail sales were about flat versus the 2013 second quarter. The re-launch of Indian Motorcycle continued during the 2014 second quarter as additional dealers began retailing the bikes and awareness of the brand’s revival continued to gain momentum in the motorcycle community. Victory retail sales in the 2014 second quarter were down mid-single digits percent largely due to a product recall in May, but Polaris is encouraged by its performance of market share gains in April and June. Sales of Polaris motorcycles outside of North America almost doubled in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period driven by strong retail demand for Indian motorcycles. Continue reading ‘Polaris Second Quarter 2014 Results. EPS Increased 26%, Net Income Increases 21%. Motorcycles Division Increased 107% Versus Same Period.’

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

harleystockShares 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 quarter. Its revenue climbed to $2.0 billion from $1.79 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.46 per share on revenue of $1.834 billion.

Harley-Davidson’s dealers worldwide sold 90,218 motorcycles in the period, compared to 90,193 units in the year-earlier period. US sales fell to 58,225 units, versus 58,241 units. In international markets, dealers sold 31,993 new motorcycles, versus 31,952 motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson’s revenue from motorcycles climbed 16.2% to $1.48 billion, while revenue from motorcycle parts and accessories rose 0.7% to $271.6 million. Revenue from general merchandise declined 6.5% to $76.4 million.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Wandell said, “Harley-Davidson’s second-quarter results reflect the financial strength of the Company and brand, including the benefits of continuous improvement throughout our operation.” Harley-Davidson shares fell 2.36% to $65.50 in pre-market trading.

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

bcThe 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 diverse bands with styles ranging from blues and classic rock to sexy Psychobilly and Japanese rockabilly.

These bands join red-hot fire dancers and rump-shaking dance troupes for a jam-packed Friday Fest event lineup. South Dakota’s longest zip line will be open in the amphitheater for adrenaline junkies wanting to be the first of the season to Zip the Chip. Buffalo Chip’s Bikini Beach will also be freshly primed for guests who want to take a dip in the swimming hole or jump off the rope swing.

bclogoLoverboy will be lighting up the main stage equipped with its catalog of timeless hits like “Workin’ For The Weekend,” “Hot Girls in Love,” and “Heaven in Your Eyes.” Starting at 4 p.m. an eclectic mix of bands and entertainers will take to the stage leading up this performance including Iron Cowgirl Missy, the Charlie Brechtel Band, The Living Deads, Japan’s premier biker band, MMS, The Mods, Buffalo Chip’s own Rythym Rockers bikini dance team and the Illumination Fire Troupe. Friday Fest guests can take advantage of the free keg party in the amphitheater at 3 p.m. and two-for-one Friday Buffalo Chip Zip Line tickets. Continue reading ‘Friday Fest At Sturgis Buffalo Chip To Kick Off Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling’

Honoring Minerva The Goddess Of War, Wisdom And Arts

0Minerva2Minerva5Minerva6Minerva3MinervaOnly 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 he collaborated with Abnormal Cycles on the now internationally famous Union Flathead sidecar.

During the last 10 years, it seems that almost all the world of bike building took its inspiration from antique or classic motorcycles. The lines, the parts and the themes. Continue reading ‘Honoring Minerva The Goddess Of War, Wisdom And Arts’

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsMarketing 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 powersports market segments an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling. Advanstar also produces the Dealer Expo each December, Supporting these brands are Dealernews, a monthly trade journal and motorcycle industry dealernews.com and motorcycleshows.com.

Sons Of Anarchy’s 7th and Final Season Will Premiere on Tuesday, September 9th At 10pm E/P. Sons Of Anarchy, the highest-rated series in the history of FX, will begin its 7th and final season on Tuesday, September 9th at 10 PM ET/PT with a special 1 hour & 45 minute episode.  Immediately following the premiere, the live post-show “Anarchy Afterword” will air in its entirety on FX. Sons Of Anarchy’s sixth season notched its most viewers to date, capturing 7.48 million Total Viewers and 5.11 million Adults 18-49.  Season 6 holds the record as FX’s most-watched season of an original series in the network’s history in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and other key demos. Sons Of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

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

voodoo1voodoo2Voodoo 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 the use of standard after-market top clamps including dog-bone type triple clamps and integrated handlebar systems. Top trees can be ordered with top trees mounted with the riser holes forward or rearward allowing placement options for the end user. Steering Stem is machined from 1″ 4130 rod and threaded 1-24 with height to accommodate the standard 7″ Harley head tubes and includes the top nut and dust shields. Continue reading ‘Velocity Leaf Spring Front End By Voodoo Vintage’

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Introduces Sturgis Rider Daily

sturgisriderdailyMarilyn-StempThe 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 of work with IronWorks Magazine and its digital successor Iron Trader News. But more than that she has been an ambassador for the positive image of motorcycling both in the industry and outside of it. “Having this opportunity to help create something totally new is exciting,” she said. “And as the epicenter of the Sturgis Rally experience, there’s no better place than the Buffalo Chip as my home base for the Daily.”

When Marilyn Stemp turns up at an event—and that happens often—it’s a good sign to motorcycle industry people. “She’s the ultimate in professionalism, and I have total confidence in the quality of the content,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Said Rick Fairless, “Only a few times in my life have I met somebody that I instantly clicked with, somebody that I feel a strong kinship with, somebody who makes me feel as if I’ve known them forever.” Continue reading ‘Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Introduces Sturgis Rider Daily’

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

2EMDTouringPrimaryEsteves 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 surface at swap meets.

1EMDTouringPrimaryExperimenting with a more industrial and technical look, the Jay Dee primary cover emulates the appearance of an open primary belt drive. The cast aluminum cover is available in black cut finish, featuring a powder coated base and machined highlights.

Explore EMD’s complete product line including cam and rocker covers, headlight buckets, fork tins and more at www.emd-part-usa.com. Dealer inquiries at steelmedia@yahoo.com 818-268-3789.

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

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

CB-750bisCB-750Chronograph1Considered 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 looking with its striking sporty design featuring an XL-sized stainless-steel case with a diameter of 43 millimeters (1.7 inches). Further characteristic features are the black watch face with white ’750 Four since 1969′ logo, the scratch-resistant sapphire glass and the black leather watch band. The Germany made timepiece not only keeps time with quartz precision. It also has true chronograph functions such as a stopwatch measuring seconds, 60-minute split time display, as well as a 24-hour display and date function. Available exclusively online at CB 750 Four for 129 euros (US 175) + shipping. (below is a custom restored version by Dime City Cycles)

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

1Street2Street3Street4Street7StreetHow 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 and expensive motorcycles sold to relatively wealthy white men over 50 eager eager to revive their inner Dennis Hopper. It’s also easy to identify your new younger potential clients. But it’s difficult to conceive and produce the right new models to attract them and to keep them buying your brand during the next 3 or 4 decades. What happens when a company digresses from its traditional strategy?  Continue reading ‘Street 750 And Street 500 Models. Harley-Davidson Aggressive Move To Find Its New Sweet Spot.’

2014 CrossRoads Events At Sturgis Buffalo Chip

crossroads1The 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 Indian Motorcycle models, and get an up-close look at the Budweiser Clydesdales and a newly released painting by David Uhl. This Sturgis Rally destination is home to multiple bars, nearly continuous live music on the Jägermeister Stage, dozens of world-class vendors, and a host of epic events, entertainment and attractions only available at the Buffalo Chip. “The CrossRoads will be the place to find some of the most beautiful and powerful motorcycles on the planet,” said Rod Woodruff. “All the new bike shows offer people the opportunity to see amazing customs in one place while enjoying the many new attractions we’ve added this year.”

There will be multiple opportunities to ogle hundreds of unique bikes on display Sunday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 7 with six distinct bike shows. The “Winner Takes All” series of bike shows, presented by Sailor Jerry, start off the lineup of shows by offering the winner a $5,000 cash prize, and bike enthusiasts the opportunity to see some amazing custom creations. Baggers Magazine kicks it off on Sunday, Aug. 3, followed by Street Chopper Magazine Show on Monday, Aug. 4, Hot Bike Magazine/Top Builder Competition Show on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Cycle Source Magazine’s Grease and Gears Bike Show Wednesday, Aug. 6. The king of all custom shows, The Rat’s Hole Custom Chopper Show, will cap the week of shows on Thursday, Aug. 7.

crossroads2CrossRoads guests will have the opportunity to take free demo rides on brand-new 2015 Victory Motorcycle models on the Chip’s newly paved roads and register for the chance to win the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes, a Cory-Ness-customized Victory Cross Country 8-Ball and matching Les Paul Studio Epiphone guitar. Victory owners are invited to join the Victory Owners Ride, enjoy a free catered reception and meet actor R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey. Indian Motorcycle will also be presenting its new 2015 models at the CrossRoads and giving visitors the opportunity to sign up to win a brand new 2015 Indian Motorcycle.

Guests with Buffalo Chip wristbands are invited to top off their tanks with free fuel from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Free Fuel Happy Hours. RFA will fill riders’ motorcycle tanks for free with 93 octane E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) and answer any questions about which blends of ethanol can be used in motorcycles and other engines. Continue reading ’2014 CrossRoads Events At Sturgis Buffalo Chip’

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

1Premium-Reclining-Backrest2Premium-Reclining-Backrest.rangeYour 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 forward from the standard mid-position setting.

The exclusive cam-lock detachable design makes it easy to install or remove the entire passenger backrest assembly in seconds. The backrest is compatible with all Harley-Davidson accessory luggage racks and touring backrest pads (sold separately).

Available in chrome and gloss black finishes, this adjustable backrest fits most 2009-later Touring models equipped with the required Docking Hardware Kits or a Detachable Tour-Pak Rack Kit (sold separately). See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

A young Woman Explains Why She Rides.

whyIRideterwhyirideWhy 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 the inspiration and confidence gained from her experiences on the road she was able to overcome her own personal obstacles. She tells her story…

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke44Polish 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 following questions:

Have you any grounds? Yes, an acre and half and nice little home.

No, I mean what is the foundation of this case? It made of concrete.

I don’t think you understand.  Does either of you have a real grudge? No, we have carport, and not need one.

I mean what are your relations like? All my relations still in Poland. Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’



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