2017 Victory Motorcycles Lineup. Increased Power. More Standard Features.

4Magnum-X-1-05-(Large)Victory Motorcycles® is focusing on performance. The very first Victory motorcycle brief was simple: build a motorcycle that’s more powerful and handles better than any other American cruiser. Eighteen years later, Victory remains dedicated to the pursuit of performance. For 2017, after achieving a 2nd place podium position at the Isle of Man TT with the Victory RR, becoming the 2nd and 3rd fastest motorcycles to climb Pikes Peak with the Empulse® RR and Project 156, accomplishing a circumnavigation of the globe in record time with Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita and his Victory Cross Country Tour®, and setting a Guinness World Record burnout with Joe “Vertical” Dryden aboard an Octane®, America’s motorcycle manufacturer is geared up for its most powerful year ever, redefining what an America V-twin motorcycle can be. Whether it’s our 1200cc Octane®, five-model Cruiser family, Magnum®, Magnum® X-1 and best-selling Cross Country® Bagger models, Cross Country Tour® and Victory Vision® Touring models or electric Empulse® TT, these bikes are just the beginning of a new era in American motorcycle performance.

2Victory-Octane-01-(Large)OCTANE®. POWER TO BURN.
Drop the clutch and light up that rear tire. Octane® makes it easy by following classic American musclecar formula: a powerful motor in a lightweight chassis. What’s left is just what you need to go very fast and without distraction. Featuring a high revving liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin with four-valve heads and dual-overhead cams that makes 104 horsepower and 76 foot-pounds of tire-shredding torque, Octane® has the heart of a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb™ racer and a 0-60 mph time that makes it the quickest Victory ever produced. But power is only half of the musclebike equation. There’s also a stiff and lightweight cast-aluminum frame, sharp steering geometry, a tight wheelbase, and 32 degrees of lean angle that together deliver agility previously unknown to American V-Twin motorcycles. Need more power? Need more sound? Check out the Victory’s Stage 2 Kit that includes an air intake and 2-1 exhaust to offer 10% more horsepower and 5% more torque. Fast, capable, stylish and affordable. Victory’s Octane® is the formula for the Modern American Musclebike. Available in Gloss Black ($9,999), Matte Super Steel Gray ($10,499), Matte Pearl White ($10,499) and Gloss Black with Graphics ($10,499).

1Gunner-6GUNNER. SUPERIOR FIREPOWER.
Take aim at the competition with this modern bobber, inspired by the original bobbers built by returning World War II vets who were hungry to recreate the adrenaline rush of flying a P-51 Mustang® fighter plane. Powered by the 106 cubic-inch Freedom® V-Twin mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed overdrive transmission, the Gunner has enough torque – 110 ft.-lb., in fact – available for takeoff. Combine that performance with the confidence inspiring riding position gained from a low 25-inch solo saddle and pullback handlebars, and you have the ideal recipe for a performance bobber. Available in Suede Titanium Metallic ($13,499) and Suede Sagebrush Green Metallic ($13,899).

HIGH-BALL®. STRIPPED-DOWN SPEED DEMON.
Raise your fists and leave the civilized world behind on High-Ball®. There’s no radio or radiator, no saddlebags or sissybar, nothing to take the attention away from the big-bore V-Twin sitting in the belly of this beast. Reach up and grab some attitude with the ape-hanger handlebars and let the 16-inch spoke-alloy wheels roll. New for 2017, choose from a new Suede Black color with black-wall tires ($13,499) or a new Suede Nuclear Sunset Orange ($13,749) color with white-wall tires.

HAMMER® S. PRO STREET PERFORMANCE.
Drop the hammer on the competition with the Hammer S, the most aggressive cruiser in Victory’s lineup. Equipped with a big-block Freedom® 106 V-Twin engine, burly inverted fork and a pair of strong-stopping four-piston brake calipers that look like they came off of a sportbike, extra wide pro stock-inspired 250-series rear rubber, a sleek rear cowl with a hideaway passenger pad and bodywork wrapped in musclecar racing stripes, the Hammer S is a streetfighter with an American soul. Available in Gloss Black with White Racing Stripes ($15,599).

1Vegas_8-Ball_and_GunnerVEGAS® ATTITUDE FROM EVERY ANGLE.
Put some power into your profile with the Freedom® 106-powered Vegas®. Featuring clean custom styling, a color-matched frame, and a contrast-cut 21-inch front wheel, Vegas® is the cleanest looking and most powerful factory custom made today. Check out the tucked-in headlamp, 21-inch contrast-cut Falchion™ front wheel, elegant pullback handlebars, slash-cut muffler tips, flush-mount LED taillight, and blacked-out details that make the rich Sunset Red metallic paint with matching frame really pop. Of course, since this is a Victory, the Vegas isn’t all show. With the same Freedom® 106/six-speed overdrive combination as the rest of the Cruiser lineup, Vegas packs more than enough power to knockout any stoplight challengers, too. Available in Sunset Red ($13,999) with color-matched frame.

VEGAS® 8-BALL. ROLLING THE DARK STREETS.
Sinister and blacked out, sparse use of chrome details, and a 21-inch contrast-cut Falchion™ front wheel named after a sword known for its versatility and ready to slice out plenty of attention. This is the Vegas® 8-Ball. Front to back, the Vegas® 8-Ball is sculpted by a tucked-in headlamp, chrome gauge cluster, black risers and pullback handlebars, slash-cut muffler tips and a flush-mount LED taillight. Like its sibling, it runs on a Freedom® 106 V-Twin producing 110 Ft.-Lbs. of pulse-pounding torque mated to a smooth six-speed overdrive transmission. Available in Gloss Black ($12,999).

1Magnum-X-1-02MAGNUM® X-1. LIMITED EDITION MODEL DESIGNED FOR SERIOUS MUSIC AND MOTORCYCLE FANS.
The 2017 Magnum® X-1 takes the stage powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound audio system. Loaded with custom features such as contrast-cut billet wheels – featuring a 21-inch front – a new custom paint scheme and LED lighting, this may be the only motorcycle on the market that attracts both custom motorcycle fans and concert groupies. Available in Pearl White with Platinum overlay and Electric Red pinstriping ($24,499). Continue reading ‘2017 Victory Motorcycles Lineup. Increased Power. More Standard Features.’

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2016 Sturgis Commemorative Painting By David Uhl

daviduhlsturgis2016Since 2005, artist David Uhl has created each year a special piece to commemorate the Sturgis rally.  This year’s piece, titled “Badlands”, displays David’s mastery in painting a bike’s patina.  The composition and style is reminiscent of his earlier Sturgis piece called ”Once Upon a Time”. As always David’s pieces look so much nicer in person than on email or website. This piece is no exception.

Uhf’s studio is now taking orders for David’s hand-signed, numbered, canvas giclee prints.  Beautifully framed with a commemorative plaque of Sturgis. Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Matching numbers are available for those who want to add this to their existing Sturgis Commemorative Collection.  Edition numbers will be assigned as orders are taken, so you are encouraged to act quickly.  These will begin shipping immediately after the rally.

Similar to past Sturgis pieces, the edition’s special Rally prices are available only through the end of this year’s rally (August 14, 2016). Specifics: “Regular” – image size appx 20 x 26.5, framed price $895. “Jumbo” – image size appx 30 x 40, framed price $1,895. Shipping is included within the contiguous 48 United States through August 14th.  To view David’s previous Sturgis pieces, go to David Uhl Sturgis Collection. To place your order, simply respond to Greg Rhodes or call 303-913-4840. As always, Uhl’s gallery will be at The Gold Dust Casino in Deadwood starting July 30.  Stop by if you’ll be attending the rally!

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New Crusher Marksman & Crusader 4” Slip-Ons For Harley-Davidson Tourers

1crusher2crusherThe hallmarks of Crusher® are style, sound and performance, and the new Marksman and Crusader 4” Slip-Ons deliver. Available for Harley-Davidson® Touring and Trike models, Crusher’s latest muffler offerings showcase clean laser-cut styling, commanding exhaust tones, and an all-new louvered baffle design for improved performance throughout the RPM range.

Marksman and Crusader mufflers are made in the U.S.A. from premium chrome-plated or high-temp black ceramic-coated steel. The differences lie in the details, as distinct laser-cut accenting in the tips creates a clean and streamlined appearance. Marksman tips feature laser-cut “Crusher” emblems on the upper perimeter that are enhanced by visible brushed stainless steel inserts for a unique contrasting dimensional effect. Continue reading ‘New Crusher Marksman & Crusader 4” Slip-Ons For Harley-Davidson Tourers’

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2017 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its lineup of Model Year 2017 bikes. The 2017 family carries forth all 2016 models including the recently released Scout® Sixty, Indian Springfield™, and Chieftain Dark Horse® models, while featuring an array of new features, new color choices, awe-inspiring infotainment, and much more.

indian1Ride Command™ Infotainment System On Chieftain And Roadmaster Models
Indian Motorcycle raises the bar, redefining the premium motorcycle segment with Ride Command™, motorcycling’s most advanced yet user-friendly infotainment system. Sporting the industry’s largest and brightest touchscreen display, highest resolution and fastest response time, Indian Motorcycle masterfully fuses state-of-the-art technologies with truly remarkable styling. Fully integrated into the dash for an up-close rider experience, Ride Command offers an intuitive interface, customizable information displays, glove-compatible two-finger touch capabilities, and easy navigation to points of interest, like gas stations and restaurants. The breakthrough new Ride Command infotainment system comes standard on all 2017 Chieftain and Roadmaster models. Features include:

7-inch display, 800×480 pixels, 2-finger capacitive with swipe and pinch to zoom
Fastest boot time – ready in about 10 seconds
100-watt premium audio system (Chieftain) output (Chieftain), 200-watt Roadmaster, with both touchscreen and handlebar audio controls
Bluetooth® audio, AM/FM/weather band, USB flash drive support with USB song shuffle
GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, points of interest, compass, and more
Critical information always displayed, like clock, air temperature, compass heading, fuel level and fuel range
Convenient phone features available through easy Bluetooth® pairing, including phonebook download, incoming call notification with name display, voice activated calling, incoming text notification, and more

2017 Midsize Lineup

2017Indian-ScoutIndian® Scout® Is Lighter – Riding a landslide of awards, accolades and phenomenal sales success, the ever-classic Indian Scout is back for 2017. This middle-weight cruiser’s weight has been reduced to 538 pounds (dry) and extends its legacy of dominance with perfect balance, precise handling and category-leading power and quickness. With a low 25.3-inch seat height and available extended and reduced reach accessories, the Indian Scout is the perfect bike for riders of many sizes and skill levels. Featuring a liquid-cooled 69 cubic inch V-twin engine, an exhilarating 100 HP of raw power, and starting at $11,299, the 2017 Indian Scout is the thoroughly modern rebirth of an American classic. Available in Ivory Cream, Thunder Black, Silver Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. Indian Scout featuring ABS is offered in Burgundy Metallic plus a pair of two-tone finishes starting at $12,299.

Scout® Sixty – For 2017, the Scout Sixty returns in all its glory, encouraging riders to “Start Your Legend.” With the legendary handling and performance of the Scout, the Scout Sixty is offered at a very attainable $8,999 starting price. Powered by a potent 60 cubic inch engine mated to a silky smooth 5-speed transmission, this mid-size cruiser is, money wise, arguably the best buy in motorcycling today. Available in Thunder Black and Pearl White. Scout Sixty with ABS is offered in Indian Motorcycle Red starting at $9,999.

2017 Cruiser Lineup

Chief® Classic – Powered by the proven and award-winning Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, the aptly named Chief Classic has set a new benchmark as the classic American cruiser. Its iconic lines, world-class finishes, heritage inspired design, balance, and unrivaled engineering make it the ultimate choice for pure cruiser enthusiasts. The 2017 Chief Classic is available starting at $18,499 and is available in Pearl White and Burgundy Metallic over Thunder Black two-tone.

2017dark-horseChief Dark Horse® – Embrace the darkness with the 2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse, the baddest, boldest bike on the road. With the endless power of the award-winning Thunder Stroke 111 engine, end-to-end matte black finish and just a touch of chrome, every other bike on the road seems tame. Featuring ABS, remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, a dry weight of 751 pounds and starting at just $17,499, the Indian Chief Dark Horse® has it all – including a seriously bad attitude.

2017 Bagger Lineup

Chief® Vintage – The 2017 Chief Vintage is the ultimate retro-vintage bagger, turning heads with its classic styling, iconic soft-sided saddle bags crafted from Desert Tan Genuine Leather – dripping in fringe and Indian Motorcycle nostalgia. Featuring the classic power of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine, the Chief Vintage is offered in Thunder Black and three gorgeous two-tone vintage color schemes. MSRP starting at $19,999.

Indian-Chieftain2017-Indian-Chieftain2Chieftain® & Chieftain Dark Horse® – Indian Motorcycle proudly offers riders an opportunity to “Lead the Pack” with two of America’s most commanding, versatile and awe-inspiring bikes. Both feature the Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, TPMS, ABS, fairing with integrated driving lights and power windshield, cruise control, remote locking hard bags, keyless ignition, and much more. The Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $21,999, is the newest addition to Indian’s bagger family. Sporting a premium 100W audio system and an ominous nose-to-tail matte black finish with minimal chrome for a menacing presence that refuses to be ignored. The Indian Chieftain starts at $23,999 and comes standard with the all-new Ride Command™ system, blasting out 100W of premium audio and all the infotainment features a rider leading the pack could ever want. The Chieftain is available in Thunder Black Pearl, White Smoke, Silver Smoke, and a pair of two-tone palettes. Continue reading ‘2017 Indian Motorcycle Lineup’

Motus Motorcycle Brand Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage

2motus2bismotusAlabama made Motus Motorcycles, America’s only premium brand of sport-touring motorcycles with proprietary V4 engines, is announcing that their 2 models (the MST and more premium MSTR) are now featured on the Emmy-winning series “Jay Leno’s Garage” hosted by Jay Leno (watch episode below this feature)

Motus founders Lee Conn and Brian Case were invited to Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage earlier this month to tell Jay the story of how a small group of entrepreneurs set out in 2008 to make a motorcycle unlike any other.

3motusBorn out of a recession and developed with some of America’s most sophisticated engineering partners, Motus began shipping the world’s fastest production pushrod motorcycles to its network of US dealers in 2015. Motus also supplies its turn-key American V4® Baby Block® powertrain to other builders and OEMs around the world for marine, off-road, and other powersports applications.

“Jay is without a doubt a very knowledgeable and down-to-earth gearhead. He applauded our effort, particularly with developing our own engine,” said Brian Case, design director for Motus.  “He’s a huge fan of our V4 engine and has known about Motus for a while.”

4motus“Jay has a deep understanding of the rich history of American motorcycles and he helped us take a step back and appreciate where Motus fits into that lineage,” said Lee Conn, president of Motus. “This type of exposure is really important as we expand our dealer network and continue to spread our name and message out into the public eye”.

The episode featuring Motus gives viewers the chance to see what Jay thinks about the engine and motorcycle, including on-board commentary during his ride. “It was pretty surreal to be chasing Jay Leno through the LA canyons, all on motorcycles that we developed from scratch,” said Case.

Bluetooth Controller For Kuryakyn Lizard Lights

21293_1350x900_RGB_72DPIOnly for those who like their bike lighted at night with an array of L.E.D color accents, Kuryakyn offers a Bluetooth Controller for its Lizard® Lights and Infinity™ L.E.D. products.

The device let you cycle through and activate an array of colors from the convenience of any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with Android or iOS operating systems.

A downloadable app allows users to set three unique display modes: single-color “Solid Color,” single-color pulsating “Flash Color” with adjustable variable rate, or cycle through all seven shades in “Auto Color.” Continue reading ‘Bluetooth Controller For Kuryakyn Lizard Lights’

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Faster, Faster, Until The Thrill Of Speed Overcomes The Fear Of Death.

0DMOL0bisDMOL1DMOLThese words are from author, founder of the Gonzo journalism movement, counter culture icon and avid biker Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) They are in evidence on this awesome custom Triumph with which, no doubt, he would have fell in love for its mean look. Thompson even defined love as the feeling you get when you like someone or something as much of your motorcycle….

3DMOLBuilt by Death Machines Of London (no, they don’t build motorcycles designed to cause death) and named “Up Yours, Copper”, this Triumph beauty was resurrected from the remains of a 2007 Thruxton 900i. In the words of shop owner James: “it was a bastard to create, one bloody thing after another. Newly finished tank got dropped, drill bits snapped, lathe broke, blood got spilt” and many other episodes to be forgotten.

6DMOL10DMOL5DMOL7terDMOLFirst, the original frame got cleaned from all the factory tabs with all welds smoothed out and a brand new rear section being grafted. The Thruxton parallel-twin engine – the sportier version of the Bonneville powerplant, was fully rebuilt with hallmark Café Racer modifications including heads work and a remapping to suit a very interesting and unusual custom exhaust system. Velocity stacks are a thing of beauty with mirror polished interior surface, etched brass grills and DMOL logo inlays. For  aesthetics, engine covers are powder coated and cam cover copper plated. Continue reading ‘Faster, Faster, Until The Thrill Of Speed Overcomes The Fear Of Death.’

2016 Sturgis Rally Bike Shows

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Full Throttle Bike Show & Awards. August 6, 2016 – August 7, 2016. When: 12:00pm – 5:30pm. Buffalo Chip – 20622 Fort Meade Way

FXR Forever Bike Show. Sunday August 7, 2016. Registration at 10:30 AM. Show starts at 12 pm. Awards presentation at 3pm. At the Sturgis Dragway 3.7 miles East of Sturgis on Hwy 34 and North on Hwy 79 just short of a mile. Visitors will be able to watch Nitro Drag qualifying races for the finals on Monday. Shortly after 4pm on Sunday the track will open up to the FXR Show participants and there will be “Heads Up Grudge Match” drag races for anyone who wants to come out and play.

EasyRiders Bike Show August 10, 2016. Registration. When: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Judging. 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Awards 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Buffalo Chip – 20622 Fort Meade Way

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show. August 11, 2016. 12:00pm – 5:30pm. Buffalo Chip – 20622 Fort Meade Way

Custom Pushrod Covers For Evo, Twin Cam, Shovelhead.

1kens2kensIn billet aluminum, in polish, chrome or black machine, a nice set of pushrod covers to detail your engine.

Available for Harley Evo, Twin Cam and Shovelhead motors. MSRP 346.00 (free shipping USA) At Ken’s Factory USA 562-597-5666

Indian Motorcycle At 76th Sturgis Rally. Motorcycle Racing, American Craftsmanship, Entertainment And The All-New 2017 Lineup

cyril-huze-indian-bisFor the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which formally runs August 8 – 14 in Sturgis, South Dakota Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its power-packed itinerary The brand that started the rally in 1938 through legendary dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, is excited to offer demo rides on three diverse and exciting newly released models to Sturgis attendees which include Indian® Scout® Sixty  Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse® and Indian Springfield™.

Indian will debut the 2017 model year lineup, offer exclusive entertainment, factory demo rides, will partner with Jack Daniel’s and Red Wing Shoes, organize Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group events and rides, an array of custom bikes and much more.

Indian Motorcycle festivities kickoff on Saturday, August 6 at the Indian Motorcycle display on Lazelle St. where guests can enter for a chance to win a 2017 Indian® Chieftain®. Stay tuned to the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for updates leading up to the rally.

IndianSturgisIndian Motorcycle Factory Display on Lazelle St. (Next to Lynn’s Dakotamart) Saturday, August 6 – Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Explore the entire 2017 Indian Motorcycle lineup at the Indian Motorcycle display in Downtown Sturgis along with demos of their newest technologies. A Chieftain Dark Horse Dyno Demonstration will showcase cams and other performance accessories. Following the recent historic announcement of Indian Motorcycle Racing’s historic return to AMA Pro Flat Track, the all-new Indian FTR750 will be on display Monday, August 8 through the remainder of the rally.

Famed original wrecking crew legends Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman will be on-hand, along with all three Big Base Scouts and memorabilia from the original wrecking crew. Stay tuned for appearance schedule and activations. A number of vintage and custom bikes will be on display, including the Land Speed Scout, Hillclimb Indian Scout and SuperHooligan Indian® Scout® Sixty racers built by custom motorcycle designer Roland Sands. Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle At 76th Sturgis Rally. Motorcycle Racing, American Craftsmanship, Entertainment And The All-New 2017 Lineup’

Thought Of The Day

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Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!

David O. McKay

Maverick Air Cleaner Trim To Fit Crusher And Select Aftermarket Air Cleaners

crushermaverickblackIcrushermaverickchromeThe new Maverick Air Cleaner Trim by Crusher Performance are compatible with the Crusher’s new Street Sleeper III Air Cleaner (shown), as well as the following aftermarket kits: S&S Cycle® Stealth. Arlen Ness® Stage I Big Sucker, and Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle Stage 1.

The trim is forged from premium 6061 aluminum and delivers an aggressive look for select aftermarket intakes. The latest addition to Crusher’s flagship Maverick Series features a unique beveled design with stainless steel mesh insert and brushed stainless badge that conceals the center mounting bolt for a clean, hardware-free appearance.

The Chrome Maverick Air Cleaner Trim feature a smooth polished finish throughout, while the Satin Black version is enhanced by a machined inner perimeter for a contrasting appearance. • Chrome P/N 9238 or • Satin Black P/N 9239. MSRP: $109.99. At Crusher Performance. 

34th Edition Of The War And Peace Revival July 19-23

000military54000military5400military5401military5403military2612military261Held in Kent, United Kingdom, it’s the largest and greatest celebration of military vehicles and vintage lifestyle on the planet. Displays and rides on war tanks, cars, motorcycles, planes and helicopters. Demonstrations and training on the use of WW1 and WW@ weapons. A village with shops and displays to demonstrate the important roles that women played during war through voluntary organisations and work. A market where you can buy and trade vintage models. Professional re-enactors showing you how battles were fought, shooting and explosions included. Camping during 5 days to to soak up the full war atmosphere and not miss any of the events of this 5-day action packed show.

5military5402military5409military5404military261x2213military261x2217military5408military540The only place where you can see GI’s having tea with Vietcongs, where British soldiers fraternize with SS-Troops to discuss the incidence of “Brexit”, where BMW motorcycles roam a prairie among Russian tanks etc. Harley WLA’s outnumber the German Zündapp’s and BMW’s, not to forget the Kettenkrad, once dubbed by Easyriders as the Nazi Chopper…You guessed it, the main objective of The War And Peace Revival is to keep war history alive in the collective memory especially now that a whole generation of those who fought these wars is fading away. Motographer Horst Roesler, a war history buff, is on location currently aboard a Spitfire fighting some imaginary ennemies. During a cease fire he was able to sent me these very cool pictures.
More pictures after the jump. Continue reading ’34th Edition Of The War And Peace Revival July 19-23′

Spectro Platinum Heavy Duty High Performance V-Twin Engine Oil

spectroHeavy Duty Platinum Full Synthetic lubricant is engineered specifically for Harley® high-performance engines and other high-output V-Twin motors.

It may be used in all Harley® engines,any year, without restriction, and will not void and factory warranty

This oil provides smoother shifting, reduces friction, offers tremendous lubrication and provides superior protection in extreme heat conditions.

Spectro Heavy Duty oils should be used according to the manufacturer’s recommended change intervals and viscosity.

Sold in quart bottles or case of 12 or 55-gallon drum. At Spectro Performance Oils.

BAKER 6th Gear Overdrive For Your 1991-2003 Sportster

BakerXL6Add some fun and performance to your 1991-2003 Sportster or Buell with the BAKER XL6.

This tranny provides the same as stock 2nd through 5th gear ratios but with a 6th gear overdrive providing a 511 rpm drop at 75mph.

MSRP $2850. Online At BAKER Drivetrain.

Original Series “Harley And The Davidsons” On The Discovery Channel

hdseriesReceived from Rich Ross, President of Discovery Channel, my invitation to the premiere in Los Angeles on August 1st of “Harley And The Davidsons” The series tells the story of the birth of the iconic brand launched in 1903 by two friends from Milwaukee, William Harley and Arthur Davidson.

In the series, Michael Huisman (Daario Naharis on “Game of Thrones”) will star as Walter Davidson, while Robert Aramayo will play William (Bill) Harley and Bug Hall will portray Arthur Davidson.

hdseriesbisHarley and the Davidsons is set to premiere on the Discovery Channel Monday, Sept. 5, with its first two-hour installment. Two additional two-hour installments will air over the next two nights, Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

“Winner Takes All” By Artist David Uhl

UhlWinnerTakesAllArtist David Uhl is almost finished with a fun, new piece that he will show during the coming Sturgis Rally. The painting has its roots in the “Daytona Duel” photo shoot. The patina on the car is amazing and the overall composition is outstanding. Featuring the lovely Paige Wyatt, “Winner Takes All” is now available in two sizes on canvas as part of a very limited edition. Continue reading ‘“Winner Takes All” By Artist David Uhl’

Polaris Second Quarter 2016 Results. Motorcycle Sales Up 23%. ORV/Snowmobiles Down 6%.

polaris1Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported second quarter net income of $71.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 compared to $100.9 million, or $1.49 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2015. Sales for the second quarter of 2016 totaled $1,130.8 million, up one percent from last year’s second quarter sales of $1,124.3 million. Motorcycle sales increased 23% during the quarter. Global Adjacent Markets sales increased 14%. ORV/Snowmobiles sales were down 6%, slightly better than expectations.

PolrusMotorcyclesMotorcycle segment sales, including its respective PG&A sales, increased 23 percent in the 2016 second quarter to $231.3 million. All brands grew sales during the quarter. Gross profit increased 63 percent to $39.8 million or 17.2 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $24.5 million or 13.1 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2015. North American consumer retail demand for the Polaris motorcycle segment, including Victory®, Indian Motorcycle® and Slingshot®, was up mid-teens percent during the 2016 second quarter while overall motorcycle industry retail sales 900cc and above were down mid-single digits percent in the 2016 second quarter. Product availability for all three motorcycle brands remained adequate throughout the quarter as year-over-year paint capacity at the Company’s Spirit Lake, Iowa motorcycle plant has significantly improved. Continue reading ‘Polaris Second Quarter 2016 Results. Motorcycle Sales Up 23%. ORV/Snowmobiles Down 6%.’

Sissy Bar 13” or 20″ Tall With Mini Pad

1sissy-bar-tall-black-wpad2sissy-bar-tall-black-wpad3sissy-bar-tall-black-wpad4sissy-bar-tall-black-wpadI must say that I agree with the Burly Brand crew stating that most aftermarket bolt-on sissy bars are quite ugly with their multi-piece monstrosities made or square tubes with a giant pad. Whatever the reasons you may want to bolt-on a sissy bar, for looks, as a back rest for a riding companion, as a backpack or helmet hanger or all of the above, these 13” or 20” tall models are probably the best looking and designed ones you can bolt on your Harley. Installation outside of fender rails and removal is very simple. For Harley FLHT, FLST (non-Springer), FLSTS, FLT, FXD, FXDL, FXDWG, FXLR, FXR, FXST (non-Springer), FXSTS and XL. Short 13” $179. Tall 20” with mini pad. At Burly Brand.

Going Dark With A 5-Piece Black Fork Tins Kit

Fork-Tin-KitIf you are addicted to black, there is an easy way to change your front end with this 5-piece black Fork Tins. They are high-quality reproduction fork slider covers and fork tins. They are available in ribbed style with a gloss black finish for all 86-16 FLST models.

The suggested retail price is $124.95 for the 5-piece set. (Models equipped with front passing lights may need a hole drilled in the rear panel for on/off switch) For more information, go to Drag Specialties or your local dealer.

Picture Of The Week

cyrilhuze-imageoftheweekMan in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil never rides without his geared-for-the-road cat.

Harley-Davidson Ready To Roll Into South Dakota Black Hills. Activities Planned Aug. 6-13.

1MainstreetHarley-Davidson is revving up for the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. As the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson plans to pack more fun and pure riding experience than ever into this week-long celebration of freedom and the open road. Just a few of the activities making this Sturgis one of the best yet – daily concerts, parties, free demo rides on new 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles®, H.O.G.® member special events, Harley-Davidson sponsored AMA Pro Flat Track Racing, the do-not-miss Wall of Death and a new custom motorcycle show.

4MainstreetHarley-Davidson Rally Point  (Main Street and Harley-Davidson Way)
The Harley-Davidson® Rally Point  is a permanent year-round space in Sturgis that features a stage for events and concerts and hosts a number of special events during the Sturgis Rally. Conveniently located in the heart of Sturgis, the Rally Point can also serve as a handy location for riders to rendezvous.

• Kick-off Party for the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Friday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m.
• Mayor’s Ride featuring Grand Marshal Ben Bostrom, Monday, Aug. 8. To register, visit the City of Sturgis’ website.
• Harley-Davidson Editor’s Choice Bike Show, Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Registration 8 a.m./Awards 4 p.m.
• First Ever Angel’s Ride, Friday, Aug. 12 – The number of women riders is on the rise in America, join us to celebrate. To register, visit the City of Sturgis’ website.
• MDA® Raffle – Grand Prize Bike Drawing, Aug. 13, at 4:15 p.m.
• Events and live music daily. View full Rally Point activities list

2MainstreetSturgis Community Center (Fourth and Lazelle Streets)
Freedom, attitude and V-Twin engines invade the Sturgis Community Center as the home-base for the bulk of Harley-Davidson activity. Inside and outside the Community Center, riders will see and experience the newest motorcycle customizations, sales and demonstrations of the latest MotorClothes® merchandise, and the largest demo fleet in Sturgis offering free test rides on Harley-Davidson’s most powerful line-up of Cruisers ever. All activities are Aug. 6-13 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Motorcycle Demo Rides: The 2016 motorcycle line-up and demo ride experience includes models such as the new Road Glide® Ultra, Forty-Eight®, Iron 883™ and Roadster™ and the new S Series – Low Rider® S, Fat Boy® S and Softail Slim® S plus a selection of customized models with H-D® Genuine Motor Accessories. Staging for demo rides takes place in the parking lot behind the Community Center. A selection of helmets and jackets are available for demo rides.

3MainstreetRUSHMORE Experience: From Boom Audio and LED lighting to the 103 high output engine, H-D’s Touring motorcycles need to be experienced first-hand to fully appreciate what Project RUSHMORE is all about. Be sure to check out this experience to get a behind-the-scenes look at our latest motorcycle technology and get educated on the enhanced features and benefits of Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles.

H-D1™ Fit Shop and Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories: This interactive area includes everything needed to turn any Harley-Davidson motorcycle into a one-of-a-kind custom. Harley-Davidson fit consultants are on hand to help adjust any motorcycle for maximum comfort, control, style and confidence, no matter the riding style or body type. New this year will be a “Quick Install” area for 30-minute or less installations of a selected few accessories for your motorcycle.

Gear: A selection of new Genuine MotorClothes merchandise is available for demo and purchase on site, including Willie G. and H.O.G.® Commemorative Merchandise. Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson Ready To Roll Into South Dakota Black Hills. Activities Planned Aug. 6-13.’

Late-Model Indian Motorcycles Recalled For Fire Risk Due To Excessive Exhaust Temperature

indian-springfield-red-studio-1The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)filed on June 17 a report regarding elevated exhaust temperatures on late model Indian motorcycles that may result in an increased risk of fire. In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures.

The number of motorcycles potentially affected is 18,367. They are models 2014-2016, Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured from April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015. Indian will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control module (ECM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-16-02.

Students Build 2 Electric Touring Motorcycles For ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Ride.

Studentelectricmotorcycle2 students of the High Tech Campus Eindhoven (“the smartest square km in Europe”) in the Netherlands developed 2 electric motorcycles and will set off in August on an 80-day round-the-world ride to demonstrate the potential of electric transport.

The STORM Eindhoven team members have been working since 2014 on designing and building their long-distance electric motorcycles, with the mission of strengthening the worldwide image of sustainable transport. Their electric touring motorcycles perfectly present what they believe electric transport should be: silent, efficient and with a sufficiently long range.

Special feature of the electric touring motorcycles is the modular battery pack developed by the student team themselves. This consists of 24 separate cartridges with a maximum power capacity of 28.5 kWh, giving the motorcycles a range of 380 kilometers before recharging is needed. The number of cartridges can also be adjusted, allowing a lighter weight and higher speeds to be achieved.

Fast And Furious Sportster Ironhead

1DPAcalpa2DPAcalpa3DPAcalpaAll custom builders have a special custom bike parked in their mind. The one they would like a client to order or, if it doesn’t happen, that they would like to build for themselves. Of course one made to ride, demonstrating the builder’s best skills, and one he can also look at proudly every day in his shop while working on other clients’ projects.

4DPAcalpa5DPAcalpa6DPAcalpa7DPAcalpaBrothers Justin & Jarrod Del Prado at DP Customs shared the same frustration of seeing all their commissioned projects leave the shop as soon as tested… and paid in full. Although extremely busy, a time window became available for a very special project, theirs… What is remarkable is that not only they agree almost all the time when working for others but also shared the same vision when building this Ironhead beast for themselves. Continue reading ‘Fast And Furious Sportster Ironhead’

The Greasy Hands Preachers

42546_310x459So, you want to be a mechanic? To build motorcycles? This 1 hour 27 minutes film (with subtitles to chose from in 6 languages) explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found happiness through their work.

Shot in retro Super 16, Greasy Hands takes you all over the world, with stopovers in France, the USA, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia. The cast is a roll call of big name builders: from American-based heavyweights Roland Sands and Shinya Kimura to controversial Europeans El Solitario and Blitz Motorcycles. Rent it for $6.99 (24-hour streaming period. Or buy it $12.99 (stream + download anytime) But first, watch the trailer. The Greasy Hands Preachers.



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