All For Freedom. Freedom For All.

Harley-Davidson issues global call to embrace the freedom of the open road. With a focus on the universal pursuit of independence, authenticity and the feeling of the open road, this call is an open invitation to riders and non-riders across the globe to embrace their individuality.

The new Harley platform comes to life via 30- and 90-second videos containing user-generated and filmed content. In the creative, Harley-Davidson shares moments captured on the open road by riders past and present from all walks of life. As an example, check the view below.

“‘All For Freedom. Freedom For All’” is part of our 10-year global strategy to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders,” said Sean Cummings, Harley-Davidson senior vice president of global demand. “As the leader in our industry, we are on a mission to grow the sport of motorcycling globally. To reach that ambitious goal, we need to increase our brand’s relevance and inspire new riders to experience the same freedom that all H-D riders feel in the saddle. This new work does that by celebrating the passion, freedom and emotional pull of the open road.”

To ignite a conversation about the thrill of riding, Harley-Davidson is enlisting its network of riders, influencers, dealers and employees on social media to post images and stories of why they chose to accept the invitation of the open road using #FindYourFreedom. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson www.h-d.com

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Putting Back The Rumble In Your Harley Ride. Harley-Davidson Long Block Program.

When the miles start to add upand unlike an engine rebuild from a repair shop, a LongBlock installed by your Harley dealer can be your most affordable solution. The Harley-Davidson LongBlock is manufactured from 100% new Original Equipment components, and is built to the latest factory specifications.

Engine includes upgraded Screamin’ Eagle® lefty crankcase bearing, Screamin’ Eagle cam bearings and Screamin’ Eagle performance tappets to handle higher stress loads and performance upgrades. In addition, ’99-’06 LongBlocks are upgraded with late-model hydraulic cam tensioners, high-volume oil pump and billet cam plate. ’07-’13 103CI and 110CI engines feature factory-installed Automatic Compression Releases.

The crankcase is pre-assembled with flywheels, connecting rods, bearings, seals, cylinders, pistons, rings, heads, valves, valve springs, tappets and pushrod covers. Also included and ready for Dealer installation are top end rocker arm supports, rocker arms and shafts, pushrods, and breathers. The LongBlock also includes cam support plate, cam plate bearings, cam and timing chain drive, hydraulic tensioners and all required gaskets and new hardware. Continue reading ‘Putting Back The Rumble In Your Harley Ride. Harley-Davidson Long Block Program.’

Joke Of The Week

If you’ve ever owned your own business, been an entrepreneur or wondered what it’s like doing so, this is as close to reality as it gets.

A Wage Audit…

The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his Deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.

IRS  Auditor: “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them”.

Boat  Owner: “Well, there’s Clarence, my deckhand, he’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $1,000 a week plus free room and board.  Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen Budweisers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally”.

IRS  Auditor: “That’s the guy I want to talk to, the mentally challenged” one”.

Boat  Owner: “That would be me. What would you like to know?”

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Carberry Reveals India-Made Twin-Cylinder Royal Enfield Engine

Australia’s custom Royal Enfield bike builder, Carberry Motorcycles opened shop in India earlier this year and has now officially released details on its first made-in-India 1000 cc V-Twin Royal Enfield engine.

It is basically two Royal Enfield engines fused into one. Started by Paul Carberry, the first India-made Carberry 1000 cc V-Twin cruiser will be revealed later this year. The engine will be separately sold to custom builders and for exports

The motor is now ready for sale and includes the primary drive and the transmission. There’s a seven-plate clutch with strengthened primary chain, 5-speed transmission, hydraulic lifters and a heavy crankshaft. Carberry has added a heavy-duty starter motor and the clutch designed is that for a 2-liter car engine.

Carberry further reveals that the oil capacity stands at 3.7 liters, whereas the lifters and oil pump run in their own housings, protecting the engine cases from wear and tear. The custom builder says that the motor will provide linear power delivery throughout the rev range and the old school design is appropriate for custom builds. The exhaust system is not a part of the engine setup as it is frame dependent.

Things You Didn’t Know About Polaris Industries

1. Polaris is founded in 1954 in Roseau, Minn.
Edgar Hetteen, David Johnson, and Edgar’s brother Allan were the original partners in Polaris that originally produced farm equipment. Two years after the company’s founding it produced the first forerunner of today’s snowmobile, which was sold to a Roseau lumberyard owner. Polaris made five sleds the first year, 75 the second, and 300 in the third. Today it is one of the largest manufacturers of snowmobiles in the world.
2. One of the original partners ends up founding rival Arctic Cat
After a controversial promotional tour across Alaska, Ed Heteen left Polaris in 1960 and founded Arctic Enterprises, which would eventually become one of Polaris’ major rivals, Arctic Cat.
3. Textron acquires Polaris in 1968
At the height of the snowmobile craze in the 1960s, diversified manufacturer Textron (NYSE:TXT) acquired the company, which joined it with the E-Z Go golf cart company it had acquired. (Coincidentally, Textron acquired Arctic Cat in March of this year.)
4. Polaris management leads a leveraged buyout in 1981
Choosing to focus on defense contracts, Textron tried to sell Polaris to rival Bombardier, but the deal fell apart because of U.S. antitrust resistance, and management instead led a leveraged buyout of the company.
5. Polaris begins making ATVs in 1985 
The ATV market was dominated by Honda, which virtually created the industry, but it was Polaris that introduced the first American-made ATV.
6. Polaris Industries had its IPO Sept. 25, 1987 
The company’s stock has appreciated more than 5,500% from its split-adjusted value of its $1.67 initial public offering price.
7. Polaris introduces its first personal watercraft in 1992 
Entering the marine market, Polaris brought innovation to the sport, and its Genesis personal watercraft device was the first to seat up to four people. It would exit the market 12 years later.
8. Sales pass $1 billion for the first time in 1995
As Polaris enjoyed growing sales across all of its product lines, it exceeded $1 billion in revenues for the first time in 1995, which also marked at the time the seventh consecutive year of record growth. It wouldn’t make its next billion dollars until 2011, but it would exceed $3 billion in 2012.
9. It introduces Victory Motorcycles in 1998
Watching Harley-Davidson’s astronomical sales rise in motorcycles, which saw it hit record sales and profits yet again, Polaris Industries sought to steal some of that thunder with the introduction of a new American-made motorcycle, Victory. Sales would be somewhat respectable but never record setting.
10. Polaris enters the military
While the U.S. military has been using Polaris ATVs since the 1980s, Polaris Industries was awarded its first contract in 2004, a five-year $10.3 million agreement to produce 700 ATVs for the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM). It is the first ATV OEM to produce militarized vehicles for SOCOM and the Army. Today it makes seven models for the military, including its latest the MRZR-D, a diesel-powered RZR.
Polaris was awarded its first contract with an allied forces military in 2013 when Germany selected it to produce its MV850 ultra-light tactical vehicles for its army.
11. The RZR side-by-side comes out in 2007
The vehicle that would really change everything for Polaris, the trail-width-compliant RZR side-by-side would catapult the powersports-vehicle maker to the industry forefront, and it would never look back.
12. It buys Indian Motorcycle in 2011
Indian Motorcycle is the oldest American-made manufacturer of motorcycles, having beaten Harley-Davidson to market by a few years in 1901. However, Indian would go through bankruptcy several times during its existence.
13. It becomes the North American ATV market-share leader in 2012 
On the strength of its Ranger and RZR models, Polaris would take over first place in ATVs as well as side-by-side sales.
14. It introduces the first new Indian motorcycles in 2014
Going back to Indian’s classic styling, Polaris rebirths the brand with four bikes under its new banner: the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage, the Indian Chieftain.
15. The 3-wheeled Slingshot motorcycle rolls out in 2014
Taking motorcycling in a different direction, Polaris launched the three-wheeled Slingshot. But unlike other models on the road, such as the Can-Am Spyder, Polaris has two wheels up front and the single wheel in the back, which gives it a more car-like experience.
16-Polaris enters electric motorcycle market in 2015 with Brammo purchase. While Harley-Davidson got a lot of mileage from its LiveWire Project electric bike, Polaris sought to jump-start its position in the e-bike market with the purchase of the entire Brammo electric bike business. Drivetrains may have been uppermost in Polaris’ mind though, and e-bikes seem to ever be on the horizon as concerns about distance. Continue reading ‘Things You Didn’t Know About Polaris Industries’

4″ Slash Cut Slip-On Touring Mufflers

S&S Cycle’s latest in their 4” slip-on line is the Slash Cut muffler for HD® touring models.

Clean styling, authoritative sound and an affordable price point will wake your bike up without breaking the bank.

Available in chrome or ceramic black finish with fitment for 1995 through 2017 baggers (including M8 and Tri Glide® models.)

S&S is one of the few on the market to include a secondary stainless steel baffle (dB Reducer) allowing riders to tune for sound and performance.

The Slash Cut slip-on is made in the USA, 50 state legal on most touring models and starts at only $459.95 per pair. More info & Dyno results at S&S Cycle.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival September 28 – October 1, 2017.

It is important to note that Loretta Lynn’s Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival is not associated in any way with any other previous events in the area. The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival announces tickets are now on sale through the event website Motorcycle And Music. The event will host motorcycle riders of all makes, models and years at one of the most storied and beautiful ranches in the great state of Tennessee, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.  Guests will enjoy live music at multiple locations within Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, including John Anderson, A Thousand Horses, The Kentucky Headhunters, Keith Anderson, The Steel Woods, Shelly Fairchild, Stone Senate, Jared Weeks, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks, Jared Blake, and MORE!  Attendees will find a variety of entertainment, specialty food trucks, premium and primitive camping sites, vendors and plenty of riding on some of the most beautiful roads in America.

Why the Loretta Lynn Ranch. Loretta Lynn and family have hosted the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Rocky Mountain ATV/MX AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship for nearly 40 years and decided to host their own event to cater to the motorcycle-riding community at large. This special event benefits from the gracious hospitality of Country Music Legend, Loretta Lynn. “We’ve been having motorcycles here forever with the AMA, and all year long thousands of people riding in to camp at the Ranch.  This is what we do here, and I’m so excited for this new one to happen.” shared Loretta Lynn.

The event will feature Loretta’s Ride for Mission 22, a multi-spoked charity ride that will benefit Mission 22, a 501(C)3 organization that provides treatment programs for PTSD and TBI while raising awareness on the tragic issue of veteran suicide.  “22 separate motorcycle rides starting from locations from the North, South, East and West will culminate at The Ranch with Loretta & Friends performing with an All-Star Band on Sunday, October 1,” says Mission 22 Executive Director Sara Dawdy “We sincerely thank Mrs. Lynn and a wonderful group of artists and musicians who will be coming out to entertain to help make this our most special and important fund-raiser of the year.”

Ride-in campers will enjoy a stunning location along Hurricane Creek with easy access to the event hub, concert stage, vendors, entertainment, food court and bars. Tow vehicles, motor homes, small and larger RV’s will all have a variety of options available.  Attendees can chose from a variety of ticket options. 4 day passes, daily passes and a limited number of VIP passes. Continue reading ‘Tickets Now on Sale for Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival September 28 – October 1, 2017.’

1989 Street Tracker Sportster

The V-Twin industry is in racing mode and bikers are in a racing mood. From custom made motorcycles built in the spirit of the first wheel demons of the 1920’s and later to the current Factory Flat Track Machines, the highly competitive, adreline-fueled American Flat Track sport is attracting new fans every day. Building for display or for race is the new trend in shops all over the country.

The 1989 Sportster featured here is evidently much more than a custom dirt track themed motorcycle. Although its design would bring many gold trophies in many major bike show competitions, it was not the primary objective of its fabricator, Curtis Fisk, owner and operator of Maryland custom shop Full Circle V-Twin. Continue reading ‘1989 Street Tracker Sportster’

2017 Sturgis Rally. 64 Injury Crashes Reported So Far.

There have been six fatal crashes reported so far. The Sturgis Rally officially ends today Sunday August 13.

The Highway Patrol says there have been 64 injury crashes and 49 non-injury crashes so far this year.

The patrol has made 150 DUI arrests, 149 misdemeanor drug arrests and 42 felony drug arrests.

Bolt-On Hardtail Section For 1963 to 1970 Triumph Motorcycle

Many motorcycles look much better with the simple lines provided by a rear rigid frame. Lowbro Customs hardtail section will setup your custom Triumph about 2” lower and with a 4” stretch wheelbase over stock. This hardtail section features 1.25” tubing and 5/16” thick axle plates and. It can be bolt-on directly to 1963-1970 factory Triumph frames. Very affordably priced at $249.95, in stock and made in Cleveland, Ohio. More info at 1-855-456-9276 or visit Lowbro Customs

The Sturgis 78th Anniversary Motorcycle Rally Logo Unveiled

The 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is ending and we already know the 78th one.

Last Wednesday August 8, Mayor Mark Carstensen, along with City Manager Daniel Ainslie and numerous SMRi board members, were on hand on historic Main Street in downtown Sturgis to unveil the 78th official logo of the Surgis Motorcycle Rally™.

As a reminder, the rally was officially created in 1938.

 

Vance & Hines Mini-Grenades For Your Sportster

Staggered three-step design finished with race-inspired CNC machined billet end caps gives these pipes their very muscular stance and aggressive deep tone (optional quiet baffles are available)

The Mini-Grenades are for 2004-2017 Sportster models with forward and mid- controls. Available in chrome or matte black. $549.99. At Vances & Hines.

Ural Coffee Shop

Ural will give you thousand of reasons to explore beyond the trail using one of their sidecars. For all motorcycle and coffee lovers looking for a side gig during rallies there is another reason to buy one… Build a Coffee Shop inside one of their sidecars. Ride to an event. Pop the umbrella. Start slinging expressos in about 10 minute and make good money…

The idea comes from Dallas, Texas-based Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. The company shows up at local events on a converted Ural sidecar motorcycle coffee shop. Oak Cliff has also a fresh-roasted coffee home delivery subscription program.

How much will it cost you to build your own outdoor coffee business? Not sure, but you will need to start from the plainest, least expensive and least equipped Ural sidecar motorcycle model, the model M70, with a $16,500 starting price. Strength of the stock sidecar frame is good enough to install a 450lbs coffee machine unit without needing to modify the bike’s frame, while still enabling it to travel up to 50mph.

Vanderhall Venice

Are three wheels better than four? Are 3-wheeler trikes, motorcycles or auto-cycles (it legally depends of the state where you live.) For the purpose of this short feature I don’t care. I acknowledge that I didn’t know Vanderhall Motor Works, a company based in Provo, Utah and currently exhibiting on Lazalle Street in Sturgis, offering test rides to bikers who like retro styling with 2 wheels in the front and side by side sitting. Continue reading ‘Vanderhall Venice’

New Twin Power Lubricants For American V-Twins

The new line of products includes: (P/Ns 539010 through 539011), 10W40 ( P/Ns 539004 through 539005), and 20W50 (P/N 539006 through 539009); synthetic engine oil (P/Ns 539012 through 539015); Sportster transmission fluid (P/N 539016); primary chain lube (P/Ns 539017 through 539019); semi-synthetic transmission oil (P/Ns 539022 through 539023); transmission gear lube (P/Ns 539024 through 539025); and fork oil (P/Ns 539020 through 539021).
premium engine oil 25W60

“We had the lubricants evaluated using four industry standard tests and the final results showed that our oils tested superior to other competitive oils on the market,” said James Simonelli, Brand Manager for Twin Power. The four tests were The Falex Pin & V Block Test, Four Ball Wear Test, NOACK Volatility Test, and Viscosity Index Test.

The new lubricants come in heavy gauge, wide mouth bottles that feature foil sealed caps and color-coded labels and caps for easy product identification. Each lubricant has been manufactured from superior base stock that provides more consistent viscosity, extreme wear resistance and increased stability at high temperatures. The engine oils exceed JASO MA2 specification providing increased shear stability, film strength and clutch performance which allows them to be used in wet clutch and transmission applications if desired.

The new lubricants, available exclusively from Twin Power, retail from $6.35 to $178.80 in individual and full case quantities, and can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

Air Cleaner Covers For Most Round 5.5” Air Cleaners Or To Complement The S&S Stealth Air Cleaner Assembly

Brass Balls Cycles has designed an air cleaner cover inspired by the hot rodding scene. It’s called the Defender, and you can bolt-it as an upgrade on most of the existing round 5.5” air cleaners currently offered. You can also get the Defender cover as part of a complete S&S Stealth Air Cleaner Assembly.

Machined from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum with carbon fiber inlay in black anodized or natural machined finish. Sold including 5/16-18 1-1/4″ counter sink stainless bolt.
Defender Air Cleaner Cover & Carbon fiber inlay $99.95. As a complete S&S Stealth Air Cleaner with Defender Cover & Carbon fiber inlay $199.95.

Available in Sturgis at the Biker’s Choice display at Rapid City Harley Davidson (exit 55 at I90) or online at Brass Balls Cycles.

Jared Mees On Indian Motorcycle Unbeatable At The Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile

AFT Twins. Jared Mees took another important step toward the 2017 American Flat Track championship with a victorious performance in Tuesday night’s Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile in Rapid City, S.D.The AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines points leader saw a two-plus second advantage wiped clean when a red flag momentarily halted the action just after the race’s halfway point. Undaunted, Mees simply reenacted his earlier escape, quickly assembling just enough of a gap to break free of the scrap for second. He would eventually sail past the checkered flag without any real fear of coming under assault from behind.

Thirteen races into the 19-race season, Mees boasts seven wins, 11 top-twos, and 12 podium results. Not surprisingly, that sort of consistent excellence has allowed the three-time Grand National Champion to pile up a 36-point championship advantage with just five races left to be run. Factoring in his Sunday second at the Buffalo Chip TT, Mees racked up a crucial 45 points over two fruitful days at the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Continue reading ‘Jared Mees On Indian Motorcycle Unbeatable At The Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile’

Bike & Music Weekend. August 3-6 In Geiselwind, Germany

For its 22nd edition, the legendary biker event took place on the first weekend of August in Geiselwind, Germany. This rally is one of the highlights on the international biker calendar. Top bands on several stages, stunts, a bikes how, some dragster and burnout action plus live music outside and inside, A waterproof event!

Four days of close to non-stop party time is what you can expect. No other Event in Europe burn that much rubber in a greater variety! Bike and Music Weekend competitors have developed the “Burnout” into a true form of art and visitors from all over Europe join the fun. The huge Car and Bikeshow offered 5000 euros in prizes and 3 “Wildcards” for the next “World Championship Of Bike Building” in Cologne (photos @ H. Roesler for C. Huze)

Joke Of The Week

A Charlotte, NC   lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against fire among other things.   Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small fires.’ The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason: that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued….  and won! In delivering the ruling the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The Judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be “unacceptable fire,” and was obligated to pay the claim.

Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000.00 to the lawyer for his loss of the rare cigars lost in the  fires.

NOW FOR THE BEST PART… After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!!   With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to a $24,000.00 fine. (1st place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.)

Fast Motorcycle News From The 77th Annual Sturgis Rally (Part 2)

Anti-Sex Trafficking Message Blankets Sturgis During The Rally. A gathering of hundreds of thousands of people from around the country is the perfect ground for an increased demand for buying sex. At the 2016 Sturgis rally, eight arrests were made during a sex trafficking sting by law enforcement. Each person faced charges of attempted enticement of a minor using the internet and other charges. Volunteers are on the ground at the event, connecting with rally-goers and handing out booklets with information about missing children and giving away lip balms wrapped in paper and listing trafficking hotline numbers.

Rally Shuttles Offered Between Sturgis And Deadwood. Prairie Hills Transit will offer safe-ride shuttle services between the two communities during evening events and venues, beginning on Monday, Aug. 9, and concluding Friday, Aug. 13. The shuttles will run hourly, with the first pick-up at 6:30 p.m. at Buffalo Chip Campground, and the last shuttle leaving Deadwood Gulch Convention Center at 1:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for a daily wristband, which will be available from the driver. No food or beverages are allowed on Prairie Hills Transit buses. For more information, call 642-6668, toll-free 1-877-673-3687, or go to www.prairiehillstransit.org.

Sturgis Rally Vendor Statistics – As of 8:00 a.m. August 7, the City of Sturgis has received 654 applications for Temporary Vending Permits and 649 have been issued. This number compares to 712 in 2016. This will likely be the final number. however applications have yet to be audited for missing and duplicated numbers.

Each Year The Rally Brings An Important Infusion Of Cash And…Of Counterfeit Money into the region’s economy. It’s not just the 50 and 100 bills, like everyone thinks it would be. There are a lot of fake 10s and 20s out there. For individuals receiving cash and not equipped like merchants and banks to check money, a strange texture feel is still very often the sign you have been passed a fake bill.

Sturgis Main Street Makeover Is Confusing Bikers About How To Park Their Bikes. But it’s considered by all a big cosmetic improvement for the city. The 3.5 million renovation between middle and 4th street began in 2016 and just got completed. The renovation was modeled after the Harley-Davidson Rally Point in downtown Sturgis, using the same color combinations, stone, decorative railings and so forth.

Inaugural Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT Presented by Indian Motorcycle

Sunday evening, front of of a massive crowd of Sturgis rally goers it was am electric atmosphere at the new Buffalo Chip track for Round 13 of the 2017 American Flat Track Championship. The AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main event was a most unpredictable affair, featuring three red flags, an all-but certain winner who didn’t win, and a crasher who did. Ultimately, the checkered flag went to Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650), who secured his second victory of the season in most impressive – albeit unusual – fashion.

But even Bauman was forced to admit that the evening seemed destined to fall in the favor of American Flat Track’s all-time TT king, Henry Wiles (No. 17 DPC Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650). Wiles started the Main from pole and looked to be well on his way to a record-extending 18th career TT win, even through a pair of red flags that twice reset rapidly expanding advantages to nil.

However, on the race’s third start, it was Wiles himself who forced the next appearance of the red flag. The TT-specialist’s steed started leaking oil and second-placed Bauman was the first to fall in Wiles’ wake, bringing about an immediate stoppage to the action. Wiles’ bike was too extensively damaged to repair in time to make the subsequent restart. Meanwhile, Bauman was promoted to the front of the field despite his crash as a result of not having caused the incident. Bauman took full advantage of this final twist, breaking away from the pack to back up his Lima Half-Mile victory in style. Jake Johnson raced the team’s Harley-Davidson XG750R competition motorcycle to a third-place finish. Continue reading ‘Inaugural Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT Presented by Indian Motorcycle’

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Now Offering Memphis Shades

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice are now offering products from the Memphis Shades® line of fairings, windshields and accessories. The new line of products includes their Trigger-Lock™ interchangeable (featured), tool-less removable fairings and windshields, Spoiler windshields for FLH and FLTR fairings, replacement windshield plastic and accessories. Continue reading ‘Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Now Offering Memphis Shades’

Custom Triumph Bonnie

After 3 generations over 3 separate production runs the parallel-twin four-stroke engine Triumph Bonneville remains extremely popular. Looking for a donor bike to build a performance Cafe Racer or a Cool Roadster, each Bonneville generation (1959-1983, 1085-1988 and 2001 to today) has a different design, but still strongly resembles the original series. So many custom parts are available and so many one-off mods have been made on this English Classic that it’s quite difficult to create very unusual custom Bonnies. But some succeed in getting this little bit “je ne sais quoi”, making you spending more time looking at it and wanting to jump on it for a spin.

This one is the work of a young team, duo Sébastien Guillemot and Mathieu Ménard at French FCR Original.  A small shop whose philosophy is to build from old machines new creations that you can take to the road without any worries. So nothing excessive on their custom bikes. For this Bonneville T-100, keeping its original speed-oriented personality, but with functional characteristics for some fun adventures.

Nickel plating the frame and swingarm. then mixing chrome and paint on the gas tank has a lot to do with the overall high class appearance. Polishing the front end in contrast of new spoke wheels, and brushing all engine covers preserves the vintage vibe. Of course a rear shocks upgrade to today’s standard was a priority. A 2-up leather custom seat and a one-off shotgun exhaust were also a necessity,

In the front, a 60’s style cockpit with a LED light through the front number board, MX bars, vintage gear and grips, a Monza gas cap and a the required small speedo.This Bonnie rolls on good looking and multi-terrain ready Continental TKC80s. FCR Original.

Khrome Werks 50-State Emissions Compliant 2017 4.5” Slip-On Mufflers And Torque Booster

Khrome Werks is pleased to announce that their 2017 4.5” Slip-On Mufflers and 2017 2-Into-1 Torque Booster Conversion Kit (Patent Pending) are now certified 50-state emissions compliant and qualified manufacturer declared emissions replacement parts when used on 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models.

Khrome Werks 4.50” HP-Plus For 2017 Harley Touring Models

Available now they are engineered for performance, style and sound. They have been dyno tested with Khrome Werks claiming a 8% increase in torque and a 13% increase in power. They produce the Khrome Werks signature, authoritative tone without annoying high-frequency noises. Offered in your choice of slash-cut or billet tipped in either triplex nickel chrome or OEM matching black.

Khrome Werks 2-into-1 Torque Booster Conversion Kit (Patent Pending)

Get the unmatched performance a 2-into-1 system offers without the cost or installation of a full exhaust system. The 2-into-1 Torque Booster Conversion Kit converts your existing 2017 stock header into a torque and power producing 2-into-1 system. The kit includes a 4.50” HP-Plus Slip-On Muffler and a uniquely designed 2-into-1 Converter Cap. Combined, Khrome Works claims that your bike will see the instant power that a 2-into-1 exhaust system provides, with performance increases up to 12%. Continue reading ‘Khrome Werks 50-State Emissions Compliant 2017 4.5” Slip-On Mufflers And Torque Booster’

Solo Seat For Your 2010-2017 Sportster

Even if your objective is not to zip from one Café hangout to another, but just want to adopt somewhat the visual minimalism of Café Racers, this solo seat easily mounts to the center hole in the rear fender of your 10-17 XL. It features a molded, flexible urethane foam cushion sitting on a fully carpeted, 3/16” ABS thermoformed seat base for maximum comfort and scratch resistance. Made in the USA, this seat is available in faux carbon fiber, classic stitch, double diamond stitch, and basket weave styles. The suggested retail price range is $210.95 – $224.95. At your local Drag Specialties Dealer.

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