Vintage Landspeed Racing. Chasing 200 MPH.

Alp Sungurtekin wants to build a vintage motorcycle with a 650cc A-PF engine that will beat the coveted 200mph mark.


Vance & Hines Launches Officially Licensed American Flat Track Exhaust System for AFT Singles

Longtime aftermarket and racing powerhouse Vance & Hines has partnered with American Flat Track to engineer an officially licensed AFT Singles exhaust system that’s supported by more than $25,000 in contingency money for the 2018 AFT season. “I’m ecstatic to be working with American Flat Track on this co-branded exhaust system project,” says Vance & Hines co-founder Terry Vance. “The goal here, of course, is to offer racers and flat-track riders the finest exhaust system available, and I’m confident our new systems are exactly that.”

This powerful and lightweight system, designed and built exclusively by Vance & Hines at its Indianapolis, Indiana racing facility, is available immediately for 2017-2018-spec Honda CRF450Rs, with a version for Yamaha’s YZ450F becoming available at the end of February, 2018. Additional fitments for other models are planned for the season. Retail price is $549.99.

It’s a complete low-configuration system, comprising head pipe, muffler and brackets, and is built entirely of stainless steel. Features include a re-packable muffler with a billet end cap, and solid power gains on stock to modified engines on all course types, from Short Tracks to Miles. The system was designed from the ground up for AFT Singles and meets American Flat Track’s 105-decibel sound limit. A high-configuration version for both bikes is also in development. Continue reading ‘Vance & Hines Launches Officially Licensed American Flat Track Exhaust System for AFT Singles’

Custom Ducati Scrambler

The Scrambler name and design concept are a revival of the Scrambler line of dual-sport singles made from 1962–1974. The new Ducati Scrambler is a L-twin engined standard or roadster motorcycle made by Ducati.

The new Scrambler was introduced at the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show with US sales beginning in 2015 in seven configurations: the 803 cc Classic, Urban Enduro, Icon, Flat Track Pro, Full Throttle, Italia Independent, and the Sixty2.

The l-twin powered Ducati Scrambler was cooceived to be customized and has served as the base for a variety of customs, from cafe-style retro to off-road tracker. This one-off from Aellambler is putting the trellis frame and engine on full display. The two-piece bodywork combines the front fairing, fuel tank/seat covered in a striking brass foil finish! Awesome!

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Announced Their Farewell Tour And Will Perform At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip On August 6, 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd, the American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s is on a farewell tour. They have gained worldwide recognition for their live performances and signature songs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird”. They will perform at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip On August 6.

Three different 3-day package are offered for Lynyrd Skynyrd, other bands, races and TBA activities.

Package A; Foreigner, The Marshall Tucker Band, American Flat Track, & More TBA
Package B: Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aaron Lewis, & More TBA
Package C: Kid Rock, John Kay & Steppenwolf, & More TBA

Learn more and reserve now at Sturgis Rally Tickets.

J&P Cycles Awards $20,000 and Crowns Eight U.S. Vets as Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, awarded the title of Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building to eight U.S. military veterans from Texas. They earned the title at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show whose final stop on the tour was part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago.

The $20,000 grand prize was presented to Motorcycle Missions, a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas that uses motorcycles to help veterans and first responders address PTSD. Founded in 2015 by Krystal Hess, a pediatric and surgical nurse who found out about motorcycles while suffering from PTSD.

The new “Kings” are Sgt. Adria Garcia (Army), Spc. 1st Class Ron Harding (Army), Spc. Shayne Madison (Army), Lt. Col. Alba Melgar-C’De Baca (Army), Sgt. Andrew Pike (Army), Staff Sgt. Shawn Stover (Army), Sgt. Erik Sherman (Marines), and Staff Sgt. Cassaundra Melgar-C’De Baca (Air Force). Sgt. Garcia is a Purple Heart recipient.

“How can you not be proud of these folks? They served our country and now they’ve teamed up to create this stunning custom motorcycle. We’re honored to name them the Kings of Custom Motorcycle Buildeing,” said Zach Parham, president of MAG Retail Group. Continue reading ‘J&P Cycles Awards $20,000 and Crowns Eight U.S. Vets as Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building’

Kuryakyn New Collection Of Finned Covers For Harley-Davidson Models

Finned covers belong to the beginning of the custom culture and since then have always remained popular with bikers. This new complete line of covers and accents delivers a clean, old school aesthetic to areas of the engine, outer primary and transmission, among others.

Available for a wide variety of Harley-Davidson® Twin Cam® and Milwaukee-Eight® models, the Finned Collection is designed to easily alter stock styling in a matter of minutes. The lineup includes groups of components that give end users the freedom of targeting one or more specific areas to customize.

Focus areas include the outer primary where Finned Derby Covers can be combined with assorted model-specific primary accents to completely transform the stock appearance. Other components include Finned Timing Covers, Spark Plug Covers, Transmission and Starter Accents, as well as Passenger Floorboard Covers.

All Finned components are cast from quality A380 aluminum with raised horizontal lines that mimic the traditional cylinder fins for a uniform look throughout. Finish options include polished chrome, or satin black with machined fins for a contrasting raw metal appearance. To view more covers and to order go to: Kuryakyn Finned Covers.

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Following Recall Related To Brake Problems Injured Rider Files Lawsuit Against Harley-Davidson

Only days after Harley-Davidson Motor Co. officialized a motorcycle recall due to potentially defective brakes, a Texas rider filed a lawsuit in the wake of an accident that resulted in 11 surgeries with probably more to come.

His attorney alleges that 6 months before the December 2016 motorcycle accident the company was aware of braking system failures failures at abnormally high rates. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was investigating complaints about the problem since summer 2016,

According to his attorney, John Alexander Gifford was riding home from work in Austin in 2016 when he applied the brakes on his Harley-Davidson Night Rod motorcycle, lost control and slammed into trees near the road. As a result of the accident, Gifford has undergone at least 11 surgeries and suffers through “immeasurable pain,” according to the suit. “Instead of immediately contacting its customers, including my client, Harley-Davidson did all it could to avoid a recall, to blame its own customers, and to drag its feet on providing potentially lifesaving information to the owners. Continue reading ‘Following Recall Related To Brake Problems Injured Rider Files Lawsuit Against Harley-Davidson’

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich To Investors. Patience As Sales And Stock Slide

In an interview with Reuters in his office at the company’s headquarter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Harley CEO Matt Levatich said:

– the the company is not exploring a merger with a rival or a private equity buyout, as some investors have speculated.

– asked to be patient with his strategy to turn around the slump in demand for its iconic motorcycles.

– reiterated that Harley is spending millions of dollars on product development and marketing efforts, including promoting its learn-to-ride academies at showrooms, where Harley-Davidson certified coaches provide riding and safety lessons.

– justified that his ridership program would transform the motorcycle-maker into a “customer-creator.” But he does not have an answer when it will return Harley to sales growth in the United States, its biggest market. I

– stated that in 2017 the ridership program added 32,000 new riders in the United States, a positive trend and that he wants to build on it.

“Passion Built” Custom Motorcycles At 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’ Exhibit

For the 10th year, Custom bikes built from the pure passion and love of the machine will be exhibited at the Buffalo Chip free to the public this August. Curated by Michael Lichter “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery” will bring together a collection of stunning motorcycles “Passion Built” for this exhibition by 40 builders and artists. This one-time exhibition will assemble a remarkable group of professional-quality custom motorcycles all built outside of a professional workplace during the builders’ free time. “The fact that these people are creating these bikes, mostly in the evenings or weekends, after a full work-week, is amazing. We will clearly see their love for the work on display this year. Everyone attending the 2018 Rally really should see this free exhibit” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President.

Most of those chosen for the 2018 exhibit must find the energy and passion to work on their projects after returning home from a full-time day job. Some, such as Harley-Davidson Motor Company Vice President of Styling & Design Brad Richards, work in the industry but must still find personal time to fuel their passion for building. Musicians Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry and Gilby Clarke formerly of Guns and Roses will both be displaying their new creations. From attorney Dave Polgreen to lighting expert Randy Noldge, the list of exhibitors for the 2018 Motorcycles As Art show brings together a varied group of motorcycle builders with a deep-seated desire to create. Continue reading ‘“Passion Built” Custom Motorcycles At 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’ Exhibit’

Thought Of The Day




“I’ve always been of the opinion that the most important thing to do is the right thing”

Ted Gartner, Director of Corporate Communications at Garmin

Barnett Tool & Engineering 70th Anniversary

Very, very few in themotorcycle industry have been able to rear this milestone. Barnett Tool & Engineering is proud to announce that 2018 is their 70th year in business in the motorcycle industry! Since Charlie and Afton Barnett started out in a small storefront in Huntington Park, Ca in 1948, they have been producing clutches and control cables with direct-fit upgrade applications for just about everything on two wheels.

From vintage bikes to the newest machines on the showroom floor, street to off-road and even ATV’s. All Barnett products are made in-house and in the USA with top quality materials and designs. Multiple quality checks throughout the build process guarantee that the customer is getting a no-compromise upgrade.

They also specialize in custom length cables, brake lines and specialized “one-off” cables for a wide variety of applications. They are the industry leader in custom cables made to order.

Charlie and Afton believed that in making performance motorcycle parts, they must be of the finest quality and that customer service and satisfaction must be second to none. Those beliefs run as deep today with the Barnett family as they did 70 years ago. Still family owned and operated (Colleen Barnett-Taylor C.F.O. Michael Taylor C.E.O.), Barnett products are still made in America, by riders for riders.

Sidewinder 2 into 1 Exhaust for Harley Milwaukee-Eight® Touring Models

The Milwaukee-Eight® engine offers a massive torque. So, S&S Cycle has created the next level in high performance M8 bagger exhaust. Merging a full flow stainless header into a highly engineered collector and culminating in a 4.5” muffler, the new 2 into 1 Sidewinder exhaust represents the a superb combination of style and power.

S&S also included their removable dB reducer baffle allowing riders to tune the system for sound and back pressure. Available in 49-state EPA compliant and race versions in both chrome and black ceramic.

Starting at $849, the Sidewinder is available for 2017-18 H-D® touring models. CARB compliant version coming soon. More info at S&S Cycle Sidewinder for H-D M8 Tourers.

The Jack Ehret Land Speed Record-Setting 1951 Vincent Black Lightning Auctioned For $929,000 In Las Vegas Returns To Collector In Australia

After setting a top auction price, the 1951 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle is returning home to Australia where it set a national land speed record 65 years ago. The Vincent became part of Australian motoring history after Jack Ehret rode it into the record books in 1953. Forty years later his son, former sidecar racer John Ehret, was the last person to ride the motorcycle in competition. The 1,000cc motorcycle was bought at auction last week in Las Vegas by an undisclosed Australian businessman for $US 929,000.

In 1952 Jack Ehret began his quest to break the Australian land speed record held by rival rider Les Warton. After a year of preparations, technical challenges and a battle to obtain permission from local authorities to stage the event, on January 19, 1953, he succeeded. Ehret averaged a speed of 141.5 miles per hour (227.7 km/h) over two runs on a quarter-mile stretch of road at Gunnedah in north-eastern New South Wales. In 1999, two years before his death, Ehret sold the motorcycle to an Australian buyer who occasionally toured it around the rally circuit. Then the bike was sent to France in 2014 and mechanically restored but retained its original factory paintwork and years of patina. Ben Walker of Bonhams auction house said the motorcycle attracted such a high price due its rarity, with only 19 remaining in existence. (photography @ Ehret)

240 MM Indian Scout “Stocker Wide Tire Kit”

Installing a custom 240 mm rear tire wheel on an Indian Scout adds a very powerful and enhanced look to your bike. For this reason, RC Components just released their new “STOCKER” wheel design for 2018. This massive 18″×8.5″ size wheel was created to match the factory Indian Scout front wheel with the benefit of saving money by using the factory pulley, rotors and front wheel.

The RC Components Indian Scout Wide Tire Kit is engineered to be an easy bolt-on application that allows any RC Components 18×8.5 wheel and 240 mm tire to be a perfect fit inside the factory Scout swingarm, with NO MODIFICATIONS necessary.

The Indian Scout Wide Tire Kit includes: 18×8.5 Rear “Stocker” Wheel, 240mm Rear Tire, Steel Rear Fender (uses the factory taillight and signals), Belt Guard, Chrome License Plate Mount. The “Stocker” wheel is available in chrome, Eclipse (black and machined) or solid black. MSRP: MSRP $2495.00.

For more information please visit or call RC Components 1-800-360-0915

To Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary, Custom Dynamics® Unveils The ProBEAM® Line

This year Custom Dynamics® celebratestheir 15th anniversary with their most ambitious product launch in the company’s history: offering the first “LED Light Pipe product line” for motorcycles. The innovative technology offers significant benefits while maintaining competitive pricing. “Light pipes” first gained popularity in the automotive industry with major manufacturers implementing the modern designs into automobile taillights and headlamps. Custom Dynamics® seems to be the first to introduce “light pipes” to the motorcycle industry by offering a premium product line named ProBEAM® to increase safety and visibility of your motorcycle. All products are Plug N’ Play installation, are DOT, SAE and ECE compliant and are Made in the USA.

ProBEAM® LED Headlamp. $449.95. A modern and sleek design. State-of-the-art, automotive grade LEDs deliver maximum performance with enhanced visibility for both riders and other drivers. Signature solid optics have been implemented to offer an ideal beam pattern with illumination down the road as well as on either side. Made from a heavy-duty, light-weight die-cast aluminum, the low-profile housing requires no trim ring and offers a plug and play installation. Available with a Chrome or True Black Finish and durable Polycarbonate Lens for long term durability.

ProBEAM® LED Passing Lamps. $299.95 (pair) Superior beam pattern in terms of both distance and coverage, greatly influencing a rider’s safety. With a sleek, light weight die-cast aluminum housing no trim ring is required for the plug and play installation. They offer a 5000K color temperature. The durable Polycarbonate Lens ensures a long term, superior performance. Available with a Chrome or True Black Finish, backed by the Custom Dynamics® Lifetime LED Warranty!

ProBEAM® LED Turn Signals. $109.95 (pair) Utilizing advanced LED technology, the ProBEAM® turn signals maximize performance with unique reflector technology and the most superior automotive grade LEDs available. The modular design allows for an aluminum bezel to be added to the units, converting the LED Clusters into Bullet Ringz™ or Flat Ringz™ for a more custom looking application. Each turn signal includes a replacement lens.

ProBEAM® LED Taillight. $159.95. 5 light pipes illuminate across the taillight as the constant on running light, while 25 High Power Automotive Grade LEDs provide a full contrast brake light. The Low-Profile design protrudes only two inches from the stock taillight baseplate for a sleek custom look while the classic Squareback design mimics the look of the stock taillight while still offering a superior LED upgrade. Available in Red or Smoke, with or without top license plate illumination window.

ProBEAM® LED Fillerz®. $199.95 (pair) These ProBEAM® Fillerz® fender lighting are for newer style H-D™ Touring models with oval cutouts on the saddlebag support rails (2014- 2018 Road King®, Electra Glide®, Ultra®, and Road Glide®, and CVO™ Models if painted filler panels are removed).

Engineered with superior automotive grade LEDs, each unit offers 9 light pipes which illuminate as the constant on running light with 33 High Power LEDs for full contrast high intensity illumination.

More info and LED products at Custom Dynamics.

Hardcover Book About The Complete History Of Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017.

One year ago I announced the demise of Victory, an American brand of stylish heavyweight cruiser, bagger and tourer motorcycles. The number of loyal buyers was quite high for a new brand, but after a 20-year ride, not high enough for Victory to survive. So, parent company Polaris decided to pull the plug and to focus on its other brand, Indian Motorcycle.

One year after shutting Victory’s operations, Polaris is celebrating Victory with a 192-page Hardcover Book, telling the complete history of the brand from the first original prototype showcased back in 1997 and first model in 1998, the Victory V92C.

Not only this book includes never seen before sketches of prototypes by Senior Industrial Designer Mike Song, displays superb photography of all released models (even the Empulse TT electric bike concept), but also contains unheard information about the company.

The co-authors, Michael Dapper and Lee Klancher, have a connection with the American motorcycle manufacturer. Michael Dapper was a Polaris employee since the beginning of idealizing the company entering into the motorcycle business. He was present at the time when a pre-production model was showcased to the world. Lee Klancher is a writer of more than 20 books, a dozen of large-format calendars, and hundreds of feature magazine articles. Pre-order this book on Amazon by going to  Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017. The Complete History Of An American Original.

Motorcycle Jacket/Bike Cover

These young guys from Hong Kong created a jacket in which the motorcycle cover can be folded, attached and stored inside the jacket’s back (this is because of the compression bag design in the back. Also, when a biker parks his bike, the jacket can also be folded and stored inside the motorcycle cover (with a lockhole, users need not worry about potential theft). It’ll be launched on Kickstarter this Feb 2018. Learn more at Astric Motorcycle Jacket.

1957 Harley Sportster Replica

I am not a replica fan, for motorcycles, cars or anything else. But I easily admit that the positive feelings of riding a classic or vintage vehicle is most often overwhelmed by the worries and time spent fixing the damages caused by miles and time. In 2017, when Harley reached a continuous 60-year run with the Sportster the factory could have released an anniversary model inspired by the first XL in 1957. But it didn’t happen…In Madrid, Spain, UFO Garage got the good idea to pay tribute to the Sportster with this replica built from a 2016 XL1200. Saving the reliability of the modern Sportster meant keeping the frame, engine, tranny suspension and brakes. All efforts to go 57 style were made in adapting and fitting a new retro bodywork, wheels and main accessories.

To begin, an original 1957 gas tank and 2 modified reproduction fenders. Wheels (19″ front, 18″ rear) are reproducton of the original ones but dressed in Firestone Deluxe tires. Bars were custom bended to also look like the original sets.  A headlamp sourced at Hella was recessed in an old nacelle. Air filter covers an authentic vintage Sportster item and of course required a modification to be adapted to the modern EFI system. Exhaust system is a one-off and a 1957 tractor-style seat was fitted to the frame. UFO Garage

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Increases Dividend, Announces Additional Share Repurchase Authorization. The Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) board of directors approved a cash dividend of $0.37 per share (3.2% yield) for the first quarter of 2018 on Feb. 2, 2018. The dividend is payable March 2, 2018 to the shareholders of record of the company’s common stock as of Feb. 14, 2018. Additionally, the board authorized the company to repurchase up to 15 million shares of Harley-Davidson, Inc. common stock. The board authorization is in addition to the existing share repurchase authorization approved in February 2016. As of the end of 2017, 10.6 million shares remained on that share repurchase authorization.

Russian Scientists Still Trying To Build a Motorcycle For Outer Space. The Russian space agency Roscosmos has recently detailed plans from Russian scientists who have been hoping to build a “motorcycle” for use by astronauts in outer space. The motorcycle doesn’t look anything like the kinds of bikes in use on Earth; for one thing, this vehicle doesn’t have wheels, which are a fairly important part of traditional motorbikes. Russian scientists have been working on the design on and off since the 1960s. It’s one of those examples that come up regularly in technology, in which a team of experts works on a design for so long that by the time they start making progress, they’ve already been overtaken by others with a similar idea.

After Announcing A Lay Off Of 800 Workers In The US, Harley-Davidson Will Lay Off 100 Workers And close Adelaide Plant, Australia. More than 100 jobs will be lost following a decision to close Harley New Castalloy factory in Adelaide next year. The plant was supplying wheels and hubs for some of its range of motorcycles.“A company spokesman said “that the decision was based on consumer preferences, the large-style motorcycles aren’t being bought in the numbers that they have been in the past and the need for what’s produced here has diminished.”

Polaris Industries Declares Increase in Cash Dividend. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) announced that its Board of Directors approved a 3% increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend, raising the payout to $0.60 per share. This increase represents the 23rd consecutive year of Polaris increasing its dividend effective with the 2018 first quarter dividend. The first quarter dividend will be payable on March 15, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2018.

Burt Munro Whisky Sold For Charity

John Munro, the son of Legendary racer Burt Munro is going to sell/auction a special edition bottle of whisky created to honor his achievements.

The public auction will be held this coming Friday, 8pm to 9.30pm, at Motorcycle Mecca in New Zealand with the proceeds going to the Riverton Coast Guards.

The whisky will be launched during the Burt Munro Challenge on Friday at Motorcycle Mecca. “John liked whisky, and so do I” says John. The bottle price is $184.71, the same as his land speed record which was 184.71 miles per hour.

Indian Motorcycle, E Hayes & Sons, Meccaspresso, Invercargill City Council, Venture Southland and Bill Richardson Transport World are the main sponsors. “The level of interest in this limited edition release has exceeded all expectations. A Facebook post advising of the limited release received over 115,000 views and hundreds of orders from right around the world in a single week.

Harley-Davidson Is Recalling Nearly 251,000 Motorcycles Worldwide (175,000 US) Because The Brakes Might Fail

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 251,000 motorcycles worldwide (175,000 in the US)  because the brakes might Fail. The U.S. recall covers more than 30 models from the 2008 through 2011 model years.

Harley says deposits can form on brake parts if the fluid isn’t changed every two years as specified in the owner’s manual. That can cause a valve in the antilock brake control unit to stick.

The U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating problems in July of 2016 after getting 43 complaints including three reports of crashes and two injuries.

Documents show Harley wanted to do a field service campaign instead of a recall, but the government refused. Dealers will flush and replace brake fluid starting on Feb. 12.

Fairings For Harleys

Outlaw Fairing. Clean and mean! Inspired by classic motorcycle heritage, this fairing brings a road warrior attitude to most bikes with a 5.75″ headlight! The fairings are made of high quality molded ABS and paired with an opaque impact resistant acrylic windscreen for strength and durability. 35mm-49mm forks. The impact resistant Acrylic windscreen fits flush with the fairing, mounting with corrosion resistant black hardware for a very discrete look. Universal black powder coated mounting is included. $199.95

Touring Sport Fairing (Tall). A shape to embodiy an aggressive cruiser style (inspired by FXR and T-sport DNA). The sweeping lines flow nicely with the motorcycle and look great with a variety of handlebar setups. Flanking the headlight bucket are two styling pockets with great potential for further customization with lighting. Made of high quality molded ABS and paired with an opaque impact resistant acrylic windscreen for strength and durability. Universal black powder coated mounting is included. Fitting 35mm-49mm forks and made to fit most 5.75″ headlights. Available in a tall or short windscreen option. $299.95

Cafe Sport Fairing. Minimal and sporty, the Café Sport fairing adds just the right amount of style in a compact package. The simple one-piece fairing evokes a sense of speed with its scooped styling pockets and tight tucked mounting position. Included with all fairings is a universal mounting kit consisting of black powder coated heavy duty steel brackets with a range of adjustability fitting 35mm-49mm forks and is made to fit most 5.75″ headlights. Sport fairing. $179.95

Touring Sport Fairing (Standard). The Touring Sport fairing embodies an aggressive cruiser style (inspired by FXR and T-sport DNA). Flanking the headlight bucket are two styling pockets with great potential for further customization with lighting. The fairings are made of high quality molded ABS and paired with an opaque impact resistant acrylic windscreen for strength and durability. Adjustibility fitting 35mm-49mm forks and made to fit most 5.75″ headlights. $274.95. At Burly Brand.

2018 Daytona TT To Feature Trackside Seating, Fun-Filled Fan Zone, Rider Autographs and Harley-Davidson Stunt Extravaganza

America’s most unique motorcycle race – the bigger, better and faster Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys  is set to dramatically expand its fan-friendly flavor on March 15, 2018, with the addition of several exciting new features.

These include pit-road bleacher seating (see yellow area on map, above), which gets fans across the Speedway’s legendary tarmac and up close and personal to the TT action, and a multifaceted, family friendly UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio) Fanzone in the legendary Daytona International Speedway infield, which incorporates vintage bike displays, a Harley-Davidson stunt show, and much more.

Of course, just as at last year’s inaugural DAYTONA TT, there will also be an hour-long and fan-friendly rider autograph signing session in the paddock garages from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. This is an exclusive opportunity for fans to check out the amazing AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles machinery, and get up close and personal with the riders.

Perhaps the coolest thing about the UNOH Fanzone is that everyone’s invited! It’s true. Anyone with a Reserved Grandstand ticket or a General Admission ticket ($30 pre-order, $40 day of race – and kids under 12 are free) will be able to walk across Daytona’s famed tri-oval asphalt to get to the infield UNOH Fanzone, which will feature a host of cool attractions including live music from two different bands, plenty of motorcycle-specific vendors, the aforementioned Harley-Davidson stunt show, a kids area, plenty of unique food and drink options, and two separate vintage bike displays.

The first of these is a vintage and antique race bike display from 20th Century Racing featuring Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle board track racers from the 1920s, Class-C hand-shift racers from the ’30s and ’40s, and Bultaco ‘trackers from the 1960s. The second display comes from the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s (AMCA) Central Florida Sunshine chapter and features a host of machines 35 years and older. So whatever your tastes you’re bound to find something that tickles your two-wheeled funny bones. Continue reading ‘2018 Daytona TT To Feature Trackside Seating, Fun-Filled Fan Zone, Rider Autographs and Harley-Davidson Stunt Extravaganza’

Harley-Davidson Tuck & Roll Solo Saddle

Solo seat. An important part of giving a nostalgic bobber look to a modern motorcycle. Harley-Davidson offers many for most of its models. This Solo Saddle features a classic tuck & roll vinyl seating surface that is wrapped around a poured and contoured pad that maximizes comfort while maintaining the minimalistic “just enough to ride” look. The smooth gloss black metal seat pan provides a clean, custom look. Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson Tuck & Roll Solo Saddle’

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke-19The Golfer…

A golfer was involved in a terrible car crash and was rushed to the hospital.

Just before he was put under, the surgeon popped in to see him. “I have some good news and some bad news,” says the surgeon.

“The bad news is that I have to remove your right arm!”

“Oh God no!” cries the man “My golfing is over! Please Doc, what’s the good news?”

“The good news is, I have another one to replace it with, but it’s a woman’s arm and I’ll need your permission before I go ahead with the transplant.”

“Go for it doc,” says the man, “as long as I can play golf again.”

The operation went well and a year later the man was out on the golf course when he bumped into the surgeon.

“Hi, how’s the new arm?” asks the surgeon. Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’

Motor Bike Expo 10th Anniversary In Verona, Italy (January 18-21). Custom Chrome Bike Show Winners.

It’s my 5th report in 12 days about the famous Italy Motor Bike Expo (160,000 paying visitors, 600 custom bikes on the floor during 4 days…) and you may be confused by some bikes that I am featuring more than one time. No, it’s not a mistake. The reason is that the most interesting customs are shot as they set up for the show. Then, the 2 days after some of them are nominated to participate to a bike show competition where they can be one of the winners. And because of limited time, it’s impossible to shoot them all during the show.

The Verona bike show is a partmership between Motor Bike Expo and Custom Chrome Europe. They teamed up for the first time in 2012 for an exciting Italian Championship renewed until now. “Motographer” Horst Roesler, who has been part of the MBE photo crew since the Padua days is acting as “Showmaster” of the CCE International Bike Show Series and nominated 68 customs qualified to belong to the competition. This year, in addition of the Chamionship Awards, a FXR/Dyna Class was added to the traditional ones: Modified Harley, Jammer Old School and RevTech Performance (photos @H. Roesler for C. Huze)


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