BBMX Gold And Red Anodized Foot Pegs By Brass Balls Cycles

Of course they are inspired by BMX pegs. These BBMX (Brass Balls Moto-X) foot pegs have great grip, style and functionality. In gold or rd anodized they can look badass on your bike.

• Precision machined from aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum
• Gold anodized with contrast cut on perimeter holes or red anodized.
• Direct replacement for stock pegs.
• Adjustable chrome plated steel clevis included
• The outermost edge is tapered underside for optimize lean angle
• Light weight and strong

Measures: 3.5″ L x 2.5″ W x 1″ H. $139.95 MSRP. Includes 2 pegs, 2 HD Male Clevis in Chrome, 2 socket head cap bolts. Brass Balls Cycles.

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American Flat Track Strengthens Management Team

With an amazingly successful 2017 racing season behind it and the promise of more intense action, event popularity and dirt track growth for 2018, American Flat Track has bolstered its communication and event promotion efforts with key hires.

Longtime motojournalist, racer and industry insider Mitch Boehm has been named Communications Director, effective immediately, while motorsports promotion and marketing expert Ashley Freas will join AFT as Event Manager on November 27.

“We’re excited to have Mitch and Ashley on our team,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “Their wide-ranging motorsports experience and communication skills are sure to help us continue our sport’s – and our organization’s – fantastic growth.”

A motorcycle enthusiast since the age of eight, Boehm spent 20 years at Motorcyclist (14 years as Editor-in-Chief), three years as an American Honda R&D expert, a year as Cycle World’s Managing Editor, and the last nine years as an industry consultant, working for several manufacturers and media outlets. He also arranged and co-wrote Malcolm Smith’s 2015 autobiography. Continue reading ‘American Flat Track Strengthens Management Team’

Performance Machine APEX Foot Levers For Harley Dyna And Sportster

Performance Machine offers several nice replacement choices when you are ready to replace your stock levers. The company took their successful APEX family design cues and engineered a set of foot levers for a true custom touch.

They are a direct replacement and quick install. Tacky pedal rubber for positive connection between rider and machine. Choose between three standard finishes of Quality Chrome™, Contrast Cut™ and Black Ops™. Fits 2006-2017 FXD and 2004-2017 XL

The APEX design family consists of a handful of custom, bolt-on parts to help bring a consistent aesthetic theme to your machine. This design was inspired by the old Hot Rod tradition of lightening parts by drilling holes for top speed results – but in this case PM modernized that theory to a slotted series of holes within a bevel in-cut. More info at Performance Machine products.

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All Motorcycles To Be Connected?

During the latest EICMA show in Milan, the Vodafone Group, a British multinational telecommunication company with networks in 26 countries, was displaying this concept bike with the intention to attract attention to their mobile communication black box.

Next to the bike, a lettering panel explains that this Vodafone black box is a high-performance platform designed for the insurance and motorcycle industries to monitor driving behavior for driving score, safety pack, stolen vehicle recovery, diagnostics, etc…

Of course we are all on the side of improving riding safety. Our modern cars are already manufacturers equipped with this type of “spy” boxes. But I am somewhat skeptical when Vodafone’s slogan is “Once all vehicles are connected (to us) they can travel safely all the time”

I always considered cars and motorcycles as very different types of transportation with “freedom of the road” and its meaning being an almost exclusive attribute attached to 2-wheelers. Your next new bike may be delivered with an hidden black box of this type. To not lose your sense of freedom when you ride it, what information should be transmitted or not to the outside world? What is acceptable or not? What do you think?

Indian Army World Record

The Indian Army set a world record by carrying 58 men on a single bike. Members rode a 500 cc Royal Enfield motorcycle for a distance of 1,200 meters to make this new world record. The ‘Tornadoes’ broke the previous record of 56 men set in 2010 by the Army Signal Corps (Daredevils) from the Indian Army.

Flying Diamond. A Period-Incorrect Antique Born From A 2017 Harley Twin-Cam Model .

I know very well the 2 camps. Those who can only stand period correct antique bikes maintained with the purest restoration skills. And those for who designs and parts from the past are only a starting point for their interpretation of what should be a cool motorcycle. For a classic ride on a “Distinguished Gentlemen” type bike,  can both sides agree on a Harley of this type? A factory 2017 Softail Slim Twin Cam model combining 1930’s art-deco bodywork with the latest in Harley’s performance technology. Even if you are not a Harley-Davidson connoisseur, and for example are not able to identify the old bikes by their tank designs, it is fascinating to observe that the latest and most modern Harley-Davidson models can be “backdated” 80 years into the past by just changing a few parts and adding a period correct paint job…

Discounting a few minor details, this “antique styled” cruiser by bike official dealer Harley-Heaven Of Switzerland (Baeschli Customs) has been retro-styled with the use of only two or three major parts: front and rear fenders and solo leather saddlebag! What may have looked to you at first glance as a oldie is in fact Harley’s current 110 Cubic-Inch Slim model in a retro dress, the perfect roller for a Sunday gentleman ride.  This project is the fifth “one-off” in a series of seven “50th Anniversary Baechli” customs, and an outstanding example of what is possible with a modest number of custom parts bolted or adapted to a stock Harley.

“We wanted at least one classic or antique looking bike in the 50th Anniversary line-up of 2017-built custom bikes, because that’s what my father was famous for when he started the business in 1967. The rich history of Harley-Davidson has created some extraordinary and almost timeless designs on which you can create great custom bikes” states Rainer Baechli who is running today’s Harley-Heaven operation, a 4-floor dealership and customizing factory that is the biggest and most successful in Switzerland. “The inspiration for the project came from a picture of one of my fathers’ bikes, taken probably in 1980”, says Rainer. “The picture of a better-than-new restored 1947/48 UL Flathead was taken in front of the garages that acted as the first shop location in 1967. Continue reading ‘Flying Diamond. A Period-Incorrect Antique Born From A 2017 Harley Twin-Cam Model .’

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“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.”

Ronald Reagan

Indian Thunder Stroke 116″ Stage 3 Big Bore Kit

15% more torque and 20% more horsepower when compared to the stock Thunder Stroke 111″ engine. Outperform the competition at every stop light. Interested? It’s great performance upgrade for Indian’s Heavyweight Lineup. Priced in the U.S. at $1,999 plus installation, the new 116 Stage 3 Performance Kit will be available for order from dealers in December.

“The bagger landscape is seeing more and more emphasis on performance, with more riders looking to get on the throttle and carve corners as they would on smaller bikes, and that’s exactly what the Stage 3 Kit is about,” said Derek Meyer, Sr. Category Manager – Indian Motorcycle Accessories. “Indian’s roots are in performance, innovation and pushing boundaries, and this 116-kit is but one of a variety of new products riders will see from us moving forward, grounded in and driven by Indian’s performance DNA.” For more information visit Indian Motorcycle.

The 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit joins Indian’s lineup of performance upgrade kits. Indian’s Stage 1 Performance Air Cleaner and Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner creates more power and improves acceleration with added air flow, while the Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust Kit delivers a deep throaty exhaust sound in an all-in-one kit for a powerful tone. Additionally, the Stage 2 Performance Cams enhances throttle response and increases greater power across the powerband.

Norton Motorcycles Working On A 650cc Urban Tracker To Compete In Surging Midsize Market

In July 2017, Norton entered into a 20-year Design and Licence agreement with Zongshen Manufacturing of China for a new, 650cc twin-cylinder engine. The midsize market is surging all over the world and the twin-cylinder 650 cc segment is the most promising in the US, Europe and Asia.

Norton just revealed a 650 cc, a Scrambler that Stuart Garner told personally MotoFire they call an ‘Urban Tracker’ concept that may hit production towards the end of 2018. Quite appealing. But it doesn’t mean that Norton will be price competitive versus Royal Enfield, Triumph, Ducati and even Harley  in emerging markets. For example, Norton production is estimated at 1000 units against close to 1,000,000 for Royal Enfield….But Norton’s presence in the same category could define the premium reference for its rival in traditional global and emerging markets

New 1903 Collection From Harley-Davidson

Inspired from the simple, humble beginnings of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1903 this new collection is born from the spirit of the H-D legacy infused with modern day technology and custom features. The 1903 Collection will continue to expand in the changing seasons. A few examples:

Constructed of lightweight cowhide, each of the Men’s Master Distressed Slim Fit Leather Jacket (P/N 98003-18VM, $395*) and the Women’s Wild Distressed Leather Biker Jacket (P/N 98017-18VW, $375*) are one-of-a-kind with a wax finish that is tumble dried and hand-sanded for a rough-and-tumble, vintage look.

Motorcycle jackets are as important to H-D as the road itself, so each jacket has unique treatments, precise laser-etched graphics and natural variations that add character to the jacket with every use. The natural variations and hand-finishing add to the truly authentic look and softer feel of the jacket. Its polyester taffeta lining, zippered cuffs and underarm grommet vents are matched with one horizontal interior pocket, a snap-down biker collar and studded snap epaulets.

The rare vintage “Oak Leaf” graphic makes an appearance on the Men’s Oak Leaf Plaid Slim Fit Shirt (P/N 99010-18VM, $85*). From the soft French terry hoodie to the pre-washed, hand-scuffed edges on the flannel shirt, great textures, authentic style and details cut across generations. Pre-loaded with worn and faded touches, both are available in S – 3XL sizes with a Slim Fit that is narrower throughout.

The new 1903 Collection is available in most Harley-Davidson dealerships and also available online at H-D.COM/1903

All-New Sculpted Dashs And Ignition Switch Covers By Kuryakyn

Kuryakyn® released Sculpted Dash Inserts and Ignition Switch Covers combining unique polished and textured sand-casted finishes for a distinct juxtaposed effect. All components are offered in chrome or contrasting chrome and black finishes for select Harley-Davidson® Touring and Trike models.

Sculpted Dash Inserts are a simple and effective way to create a custom tank console appearance at a fraction of the cost for a complete replacement. Applications for ’08-’18 Street Glide™ and Road Glide™ models without CB communications systems are constructed from durable, lightweight injection-molded ABS and replace the stock emblem. Sculpted Dash Inserts for ’08-’18 Limited, Ultra and Tri Glide™ models are cast from A380 aluminum with a removable ABS cover that conceals the integrated CB headset port when not in use • MSRP: $49.99 – $99.99

Sculpted Ignition Switch Covers are cast from A380 aluminum and install over the existing unit for a hassle-free install with no disassembly required. Styling perfectly complements the dash inserts, with a smooth polished raised center and sand-casted sloping edges for a distinctive sculpted look. Multiple fitments are available for most ’07-’18 Electra Glides, Street Glides and Trikes• MSRP: $49.99.

Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes. Winner To Receive “Bad to the Bone” Prize. A George Thorogood Autographed Guitar and $200 Hot Leathers Shopping Spree.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has teamed up with one of the biggest names in music and one of the hottest name in apparel to offer fans the chance to win a unique holiday prize. The winner of the 2017 Buffalo Chip Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes will receive a sleek Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar signed by none other than the legendary George Thorogood, and a $200 Hot Leathers shopping spree. Fans may enter to win this exclusive collectible prize package at Rock The Holiday.com.

The guitar features a solid mahogany body with gloss black finish, a slim taper mahogany neck and a smooth rosewood fingerboard with dot overlays. Thorogood signed the guitar while performing at the Chip last August, instantly turning it into a highly sought-after collectible.

“This is the chance for someone to own a piece of rock history,” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “This guitar should hang in a museum, but we are excited to offer it to one lucky fan for the holidays instead. And the bonus $200 Hot Leathers shopping spree it comes with will ensure the winner looks just as cool as George Thorogood did when he played on our stage last August!”

Registration closes Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. MST. The winner will be announced Dec. 15. More information about the sweepstakes is available at Rock The Holidays.

The participating partners who made the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes possible include George Thorogood, Rock 106.7 in Salt Lake City and Hot Leathers.

M.A.G I Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Important Announcement

Dear Valued Business Partner,

I wanted to let you know about an important action our parent company, Motorsports Aftermarket Group (MAG), is undertaking. On November 15, 2017, MAG announced that it is implementing a debt restructuring to eliminate approximately $300 million in debt. MAG is using the Chapter 11 process to facilitate this.

First and foremost, we are open for business and are operating just as before. You, our valued customer, will not see any interruption in the flow of merchandise and there will be no change in the way we operate. In other words, we will continue to uphold our obligations to you, just as we always have. Frankly, you will likely not even be aware that the restructuring is happening in the background.

MAG plans to move through this process swiftly, emerging from Chapter 11 a stronger, more viable and competitive Company. We look forward to continuing to providing you with a wide selection of quality products and exceptional service for many years to come.
Best regards,

Kenan M. Ikels
Vice President: Tucker Rocky Distributing

Note from Cyril Huze. In 2014 Tucker Rocky/Biker Choice (LDI LLC) merged with Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) owned by majority shareholder Leonard Green & Partners.aLDI LLC, the sole shareholder of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice, will become the majority shareholder of the combined company. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., the current majority shareholder of MAG, and other existing MAG shareholders were expected to retain significant minority interest in the combined company.

Royal Enfield Taking On Harley Street With New 650 cc Twin Engine Interceptor And Continental Models

While the 2 new 2018 models are still retro British styling, heart of the new bikes is an all-new air-/oil-cooled 648cc SOHC parallel twin engine. Claimed output is 47 horsepower at 7100 rpm from a classically-styled engine. Unlike the older push-rod singles, this parallel twin is a thoroughly modern unit with four valves per cylinder. The engine is mated to a six speed gearbox and is expected to give the motorcycles a top speed of 160 km/h (100m/h). James Young, head of engine development says that three prototype engine configurations were built and tested before the new 650 went into production, with the 270° crankshaft configuration winning out with the best power curve and usability, as well as sound.

Explaining the inspiration of the new models, Young said, “The original Interceptor was an export model to California. The California style is something I would say the Interceptor embodies.” Similarly, he said the Continental GT keeps deep roots in Royal Enfield’s long history among café racers. Although the bikes share their overall engine/transmission/chassis package, they target 2 different type of clientele. The Interecptor offers a more vertical riding cruising position while the GT Continental offers the classic tucked-in racing attitude. For the Interceptor, rank capacity id 3.6 gallons, 3.3 gallons for the Continental GT. The Interceptor weighs in at 445 pounds, while the GT is slightly lighter at 437 pounds. Both models roll on 2.50 x 18 front (100/90-18 tire) and 3.50 x 18 rear wheel (130/70-18 tire). They use a single 320mm hydraulic disc brake up front and 240mm disc to the rear, and both have ABS. There are three paint options for each model. Royal Enfield.

Motoauct.Com. A New Online Auction Platform Dedicated To Vintage Motorcycles.

Founded by two vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, Jason Delacroix and Jason Williams, the site Motoauct.Com went live in October 2017 and started gathering its first users immediately. With over forty years of experience with vintage bike auctions, restoration and sales between them, the two founders wanted to make things easy for buyers and sellers while also providing a forum for vintage devotees to congregate, comment, share and revel in their mutual passion for old machines. Owners state that Motoauct.com offers big savings over “tent-pole” auction houses and builds community among vintage motorcycle fans through its interactive bidding process and social platforms. Continue reading ‘Motoauct.Com. A New Online Auction Platform Dedicated To Vintage Motorcycles.’

Postcards From Milan EICMA Show (November 7-12)

EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), annual trade show in Milan, Italy features a lot of custom motorcycles. is frequently used by manufacturers to debut new models.

Indian Motorcycle Recalls 2100 Motorcycles For Headlight Issue

Indian Motorcycle is recalling up to 2,100 of certain-model 2017-2018 Indian Chief, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles.

Some of these motorcycles may be equipped with a European-market E4 compliant, not US-market, halogen headlight assembly. Consequently, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Indian will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycle and replace any incorrect headlight assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-17-03. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Campaign Number is 17V682000. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

49ers Gold Rush

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. Would be gold miners traveled to San Francisco and the surrounding area. The Gold Rush led to the creation of California. By the end of 1849, the non-native population of the California territory was some 100,000 compared with the pre-1848 figure of less than 1,000. Gold mining reached its peak by 1852 but since then continues to be the inspiration all over the world for movies, books, art, fashion, all types of artwork including custom motorcycle designs and paint jobs…

There may be way too many motorcycles designed around the wild west or gold rush theme. A few good ones able to develop the Far West conquest atmosphere, but also, unfortunately, a vast number of others limited to tacky western painted murals. In the UK, couple Vic and Lin Jefford from custom shop Destiny cycles, have consistently produced multi show winning bikes for both customers and themselves since 1998. They are too experienced to fall in the trap of a theme bike without soul. First, they carry almost all their work in-house to project their own style and personality and in the end have always offered high quality hand-crafted bikes winning a record of important bike shows in Europe. Continue reading ’49ers Gold Rush’

99 Years Ago Today. The First American Enters Germany On A Harley. The Iconic Picture Re-Created In Original Location.

“99 years ago…, …on November 12th 1918, a photographer walked out of his studio, awoken by the sound of German military boots walking on cobblestones. Not in unison, as coming in the past four years, but slow and out of marching step. War was over November 11th at 11 a.m. The “Great War” came to a sudden and unexpected end. It wasn’t the end of the war, only the Armistice, but at least the killing had stopped and the German troops were now marching east, back home. This photographer saw a chance – to take a picture of the retreating German Army at a very special location, not to0 far from his shop, one that would symbolyse the downfall of the Kaiser Reich. So he took his equipment, walked along the road beside the troops and arrived at the selected spot. Then, he set up his equipment. Photographing in 1918 was far from what we know today. Even those who have photographed slides and film would be challenged to operate a 1918 equipment.

When he had set up tripod and camera, something strange happened. A motorcycle with a sidecar was coming down the road and stopped almost in front of him. Waiting to turn left through the passing soldiers. Motorcycles were a common sight in this war-busy town, so he probably did not notice that this motorcycle was different – and the uniform of the rider was different too. The image in his box camera was inverted – and probably upside-down. It did make a nice picture – and he shot it. It was the image of a then corporal named Roy Holtz. But it took another World War to discover that image (top picture) published in 1944 in the Harley-Davidson Enthusiast Magazine with Roy Holtz telling the journalist a little bit of his story. The days before and after this iconic image was taken that day have remained a mystery. But no more, says “Motographer” Hoest Roesler.. After 10 years of effort and research Horst has tracked down the history of not just this image, but also how it came to this almost impossible situation: an American soldier riding a Harley among German soldiers retreating to their country!

“I knew for a long time, like many, about the image and story, but estimated the chances of tracking down the location, which I knew would be “core” of any story, were slim to nil. When I finally found out the location, I saw to my surprise that I had passed that very spot several times without ever notifying that THIS is where the picture was taken!” says Horst.

“On December 4, 2007, I stood at the spot and could not believe it. But that was rather the beginning than the end of the search. Dieter Hofem, owner of Chem-Tools (chem-toole.eu), a producer of high-profile custom-motorcycle, antique and custom-car cleaning products had a 1916 Model “J” which had one flaw. No sidecar. But at my request he did find a period sidecar used until now as a flower pot… With it he was able to restore the complete 1916 sidecar. Excited by my project, he found a GENUINE Doughboy Uniform on eBay (Third Army, but that’s was close enough…)

By April 2009, the project was ready to hit the road. Not just had the Motographer in 2008 researched the unit Holtz was fighting for, but also where they fought, where and how he got lost, where and which unit really took him prisoner. The 5th German Bavarian Division at that time fought its way home against British Troops along the Schelde river in northern Belgium and was thus out of the picture.. How the hell it worked out that Holtz ended up at that location where the image was taken in 1912? In May 2009 Horst Roesler financed a trip and the filming of a documentary video by “Biker Lifestyle TV” specialist Gerd Scheidel during which they re-created the original image in the very same spot where Holtz was photographed.”

Visits to the USA before and after the filming brought more details and added up to a spectacular story, so much more complex than as told in the February 1944 issue of the Harley Enthusiast Magazine, which has been the base of so many miss-interpretations through the decades. These included visits to the family, the National Archives in Washington, US-Army Archives/Carlisle, Bavarian War Archives Munich, Wisconsin State Museum/Madison, Harley-Davidson Museum Milwaukee and almost all American WW-1 Cementeries in France, not to forget almost annual visits to the World War 1 Battlefields of the AEF and the collection of books, maps and images, often period stuff from Flea Markets and antique bookshops… The 100th anniversary of this iconic picture is approaching and Horst Roesler has to complete the story and publish it. Continue reading ’99 Years Ago Today. The First American Enters Germany On A Harley. The Iconic Picture Re-Created In Original Location.’

The Build By Paul Teutul Jr. A Reflection on Faith, Family, and My Time on “American Chopper” By Paul Teutul Jr.

Paul Teutul Jr. starred on American Chopper with “Paulie” and his father, Paul Sr., building custom choppers together. After his time on the reality show, he started his own business, Paul Jr. Designs. Today, Paul Jr. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes for a variety of individual and corporate clients. The Build is his first book.

“It remains humorous to me that after ten years of appearing on a reality television show, the question I am most often asked, by far, is whether what happened on our show was, well, real. But then again, the dynamic that made “American Chopper” a global phenomenon did appear unreal, prompting the two to three million viewers tuning in on Monday nights to hope – even pray – that the volatile relationship between my father and me was too bad to be true.

The premise of the show was simple: a father and son work together to build custom motorcycles. “American Chopper” worked because the bikes and our relationship were jaw dropping. For 10 seasons and 233 one-hour episodes, my father and I were often a train wreck that proved equally as difficult to turn away from as to watch. And yes, it was real. In fact, I believe that because of my relationship with my father, “American Chopper” not only was the most real reality show, but it was the first true reality show that didn’t involve surviving on an island.

The arguments, shouting matches, door slamming, and wall punching were no different from my life growing up with my father, working for him in the steel business, and then building custom bikes together. The only dif­ference with “American Chopper” was that there were cameras around, recording our blowups for the world to see.
I have learned that there are many people with stories similar to mine – people who are part of, or are directly impacted by, an abnormal relationship. I have nodded in understanding while listening to fans of our show describe their relationships gone bad. I have even talked with one man who might have had a worse relationship with his father than I did with mine.

Those conversations are one reason I decided to write The Build. I have been married to Rachael for seven years now, and our strong relationship is one my parents did not have. Our son, Hudson, is almost three years old, and our father-son dynamic will be the complete opposite of what I grew up with. I have faith that will be the case… because of my faith. And when the opportunity arose to write a book about choppers, my family, and my faith, I said, “I’ve got to do this.”

Seeing my relationship with my father play out on a reality show for ten years was difficult because our society tends to keep such problems hidden. It has been difficult to detail in this book my bad experiences with my father because he is my dad, and I love him – I have long desired to have a nor­mal relationship with him. Continue reading ‘The Build By Paul Teutul Jr. A Reflection on Faith, Family, and My Time on “American Chopper” By Paul Teutul Jr.’

Keanu Reeves And Gard Hollinger Unveiled 3 New Arch Motorcycle Models

Keanu Reeves and partner Gard Hollinger made the trip to the EICMA trade show in Milan to introduce 3 new motorcycles to their vision of motorcycle refinement. Since Arch Motorcycle was created in 2007, they have created and built (starting in 2015) different versions of their KRGT-1 model a 124″ (2032 cc) S&S performance cruiser with an optional custom fit and finish offered to each client. This week in Milan they resent a newest refined version of the KRGT-1 with ergonomic bodywork enhancements, better front suspension, upgraded brakes with optional ABS and EURO 4 emissions compliance. At a price of around $78,000 and up for rich and discerning riders….

The second launch is for Arch’s 1st production single sided swingarm model. It offers a more aggressive riding position. 125″ S&S V-Twin engine with CNC machined aluminum back-bone and subframe, a carbon fiber fuel tank and 7-spoke design carbon fiber wheels. Pricing to be announced in January.

And if you can afford even more engineering artistry for the price of a very luxury sedan or sport car, you can be one of the 23 owners of a 143″ S&S Engine Arch Method 143 concept motorcycle featuring a carbon fiber mono-cell chassis, a Arch designed Suter Industries manufactured CNC machined aluminum single-sided swingarm with carbon fiber cover, an aluminum bodywork, proprietary Ohlins front end, carbon turbine wheels, Moto GP inspired carbon fiber exhaust, etc. Arch Motorcycle. (on location picture @ H. Roesler for C. Huze)

New Barnett Hydraulic Brake and Clutch Lines

Barnett is now producing their own Genuine brake and hydraulic clutch lines designed to match all Barnett cables, They are available in Classic Stainless braid, Platinum Series bright silver, Black with chrome fittings and Stealth ‘black on black’.

These new Barnett brake and clutch lines are available in stock and full custom lengths to fit Harley Davidson, Victory and Indian models through 2018 .ABS lines being available as well.

As with genuine Barnett cables, a 24 hour rush service is also available on the brake and clutch line kits. Like all Barnett products, these brake and clutch lines are proudly made in the USA. To order, contact your dealer or order online at Barnett Clutches.

The New Panigale V4. The First Mass Produced Ducati Motorcycle With A 4-Cylinder Engine

Ducati revolutionary Panigale V4 world premiere was at the Milan EICMA Show. It is called Panigale V4 and it marks a new and important chapter in Ducati’s history, a “symphony” of performance and emotions that’s 100% Italian. The Paanigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, closely derived from the Desmosedici of the MotoGP.

Ducati always aimed to be synonymous with sport motorcycling with a range of models offering enhanced performance and ridability to riders of all skill levels. Replacing the iconic 1299 the Ducati Panigale V4 is now at the top of the supersport lineup.

The new Panigale V4’s standard equipment includes: Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO, full-LED headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, quick control selection, automatic switch-off of turn signals.

The new Panigale V4 Speciale completes the range and takes the concept of Italian sports bikes to an extreme. An exclusive and dedicated livery; Ducati Performance titanium racing exhaust by Akrapovic for 226 hp of power; components in carbon and aluminum worked from the solid. To be produced in a limited and numbered series of 1,500 motorcycles.

New High Performance Brake Caliper By Metalsport

Motorcycle wheels maker Metalsport, well known for its wheels up to 34″ wheels, developed a unique high performance brake caliper that combines superior stopping power and reliability with an unmistakable custom appearance.

The caliper is shown here with one of the company’s complete kits which include:  unique 18” rotor with 420 heat treated outer ring mounted to 6061-T6 aluminum carrier with application specific stainless steel buttons. Carriers are offered in cuts to match the Metalsport’s crowd stopping wheel designs.

A custom caliper hanger, manufactured in house from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, and all stainless mounting hardware are also included. For additional details check out the complete Metalsport lineup. Call direct to 562-776-9594 for special pricing on first time orders.

At EICMA Milan, Indian Motorcycle Unveiled A One-Off Race-Inspired Scout FTR1200

It was unveiled at the EICMA Milan trade Show. Although it is a one-off Indian Scout, this FTR1200 Custom was built to celebrate the Indian FTR750’s dominant performance in American Flat Track, its Wrecking Crew and Indian’s return to racing. Indian worked with its Indian Motorcycle Race team of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker to execute its vision of what it would look like to bring the FTR platform to the street.” “This bike marries the FTR750’s race bike look with the proven Scout engine and serves as an exploration of how we could expand the Indian brand to new customers around the world in the future.

Out of the 18 flat track races that took place in 2017, the Indian Wrecking Crew took 37 of the 54 podium positions available, including six podium sweeps and 14 race wins, bringing Indian the manufacturer’s title and Mees his fifth AMA Grand National Championship. Not only that, Mees, Smith and Baker swept the 2017 AFT Championship – placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Mees tallied 10 wins out of 18 races and set a new single-season record of 17 finishes on the podium, while Smith was on the podium nine times, with four wins, three runner-ups and two third-place finishes. Baker tallied 10 podiums, despite being out with an injury and unable to compete in the final two races. He earned five runner-ups and five third-place finishes.

“We’ve built a strong foundation in the CBT (Cruiser, Bagger, Tourer) segment over the past four years, and we are excited by the positive feedback on the FTR and the opportunities to grow the brand globally in the next five years.” said Steve Menneto, Indian President of Motorcycles. Marketing Director, Reid Wilson, added: “Indian has a rich racing history of winning and we aim to continue that with the FTR platform and beyond. As was the case with Indian’s original founders, we are using racing to develop, test and showcase the capabilities of our motorcycles. Indian will push boundaries by developing new products that will expand rider perceptions of American motorcycles. We plan to be respectful of Indian’s rich heritage, while expanding the reach of the brand over the long-term horizon.”

“The FTR Custom will be exhibited at international events throughout 2018 to help us continue to expand the global reach and relevance of Indian Motorcycle.

Joke Of The Week

To shoot or not to shoot, that is the question

A man returns home a day early from a business trip.
It’s after midnight. While en-route home, he asks the cabby if he would be a witness, because the man suspects his wife is having an affair and he wants to catch her in the act. For $100, the cabby agrees.

Quietly arriving home, the husband and cabby tip toe into the bedroom.

The husband switches on the lights, yanks the blanket back and there is his wife, naked as a jay bird, with a man, totally nude also. The husband puts a gun to the naked man’s head. The wife shouts, don’t do it! I lied when I told you I inherited money. Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’



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