The 2016 Coast To Coast Race Of The Century Cannonball On 1916 Or Earlier Motorcycles

centuryrace13304 miles in 15 stages from Atlantic City to Carlsbad , California. This 2016 coast to coast Race Of The Century Cannonball run will probably be the most difficult ride since the inaugural event in 2010.

Isam, Jr., owner of Jurassic Racing in Sturgis, South Dakota, and founder of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run announced today that the historic transcontinental event scheduled for 17 days in September has its roster full and the route is set.

Though held on U.S. soil, the 2016 iteration is for all intents and purposes, a worldwide event. With 95 entries from 25 states, 9 countries and 4 continents, this extraordinary event will indeed be watched by the world as motorcycles of all marques tackle an arduous coast-to-coast route across America.

centuryrace2The entire route will include less that 100-miles of interstate roadways. A week into travel, riders will have a day of rest, repairs, and some festivities in the well-known Western era cattle town of Dodge City, Kansas on September 18. After a total of some 3,304 miles, the ride is slated to conclude on Sunday, September 25 in Carlsbad, CA. The machines such as Henderson, Indian, Triumph, Harley-Davidson, JAP, Excelsior, BSA, Thor, etc must be powered by an original engine. Many things could be changed and updates made for safety sake. But the core of the machine must be 1916 or earlier. Continue reading ‘The 2016 Coast To Coast Race Of The Century Cannonball On 1916 Or Earlier Motorcycles’

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Hunter Klee Joins S&S Cycle As Director Of Exhaust Development

HunterS&S Cycle of Viola, Wisconsin welcomes Hunter Klee to its Exhaust Design/ Manufacturing team in the role of Director of Exhaust Development. Hunter brings a decade of powersports exhaust design and manufacturing expertise and will help manage the recently created state of the art facility in the La Crosse, Wisconsin facility.

Most recently Klee was hands-on in the exhaust development group at Vance & Hines and before that at White Bros. Both were California based companies and time spent there has given him a unique perspective on emissions compliance regulations. Hunter is also an active racer in the Hooligan flat track series and will continue doing so from his new base in Wisconsin.

“Hunter brings years of experience and a well rounded understanding of the performance as well as emissions compliance aspects of the exhaust space. We are more than excited to have him join our team” explains S&S Vice President David Zemla. Klee relocated from California and is currently dividing his time between secret exhaust development projects and designing his next Hooligan race machine.

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2016 Bike And Music Weekend In Germany

BM0BM00BM1While many of you were enjoying the 2016 Sturgis Rally, many others on the other side of the Atlantic were participating to the Germany Bike And Music Weekend, a wild event combining crazy and insane vehicles on 2. 3 and 4 wheels, drag racing open to all, around the clock heavy metal music on 2 stages, a custom bike show and all kind of contest involving bare chest ladies…The “Knight Riders” started the event 20 years ago and developed an event concept with no equivalent in the US, from a “Top Gas Super Twins” to an ”All Harley Drags” to a Bike Show competition followed by burnouts stopping only when the tire is gone. Below the pictures of the top winners. (photos @ H. Roesler for C. Huze)
#1_BestOShow#0_BestOShow#2_BestOShow#3_BestOShow#1_V2Custom1bm4#1_V2-HD1#1_Sportstr#1_Sportstrbis#1_Streetftr#1_Oldtimer1#1_Oldtimer2#2_Bobber-0001#1_Bobber-0001#1_CafeRacerBest of Show. Christopher Marschka
Best Radical. Christopher Marschka
V2 Custom. Bodo Marschka
V2 Harley-Davidson. Müller Motorcycles
V-Rod. Heiko Hoffmann
Buell. Bernie Weiß
Sportster. Manuel Schnelle
V2 General. Berd Forderung
Old School/Bobber Marco Heil
Streetfighter. Rene Lippmann
Streetbike. Camillo
Tourer Kay Landgraf
Oldtimer. Markus Friedrich
Café Racer. Jochen Ritter
Tatbike. Thomas Müchel

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The Rogue Rear Fender. A Bolt-On Replacement For Custom Harley Panhead And Shovelhead Motorcycles

1lowbrow-customs-rogue-fender2lowbrow-customs-rogue-fenderThe Rogue rear fender is a heavy-gauge steel fender that is bolt-on fitment to 1958 – 1984 Harley-Davidson Big Twins using the included chrome plated fender struts and mounting hardware. Instead of the typical choice to run a stock rear fender or a repop, it is a great custom alternative.

“Built right! The UPS man handed me a heavy box which had me thinking I ordered the wrong item. Negative!! It was the right thing. This fender is no lightweight POS fender. Very thick and substantial. For the people still dedicated to these old gems, this is the perfect fender upgrade.” – Packrat

“Fit and finish of the fender and brackets is top quality. There was no half way here. Quality is excellent. You definitely get what you paid for.” – B. Dub. More info at toll-free 1-855-456-9276. Order online at Lowbrow Customs (Panhead featured by The Gasbox)

Milwaukee-Eight™ 107” And 114” Engines. Images and Sound.

Milwaukee8-0Milwaukee8-1The MilwaukeeEight 10&” and 114” V-Twin Engines are equipping the 2017 Touring line. For sure, they are stronger, offer a crisper throttle response and truer, cleaner sound. Four valves per cylinder, single chain-driven cam, dual spark plugs, counterbalanced and rubber-mounted. Below, 2 videos introductions about the engine itself and its styling.

• More Power – Larger displacement, 4-valve heads and higher compression ratio produce 10% more torque
• Quicker Acceleration – 2-3 bike lengths faster from 0-60 mph; 1-2 bike lengths faster from 60-80 mph in top gear
• Heat Management – Improved rider and passenger comfort, thanks to reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and redesigned exhaust system
• Improved Fit – Thanks to a narrow primary and optimized air cleaner shape
• Reduced Vibration – New internal single counter-balancer, provides a smoother, more refined feel at idle
• Richer Exhaust Note – Less mechanical powertrain noise allows more iconic V-Twin rumble due to lighter valves, optimized cover designs and driveline improvements
• Lower Idle Speed – Creates a better sound and less heat
• Improved Charging – 50% more output to meet increased touring accessory needs

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Sons Of Speed” Vintage Motorcycle Racing To Debut At 2016 Daytona Biketoberfest

sonsofspeedracersEight daring riders will put everything on the Line at Sons Of Speed inaugural race Saturday, October 15, 2016, during Biketoberfest at the  New Smyrna Speedway half-mile, banked racetrack just south of Daytona Beach. Imagined by Custom Builder Billy Lane and Inspired by early 20th-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed races hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. “There has been so much enthusiasm from sponsors, fans and potential participants since we first announced the concept,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “Now the date’s set, tickets are selling fast, we have a full slate of riders and we can’t wait for October.” Continue reading ‘Sons Of Speed” Vintage Motorcycle Racing To Debut At 2016 Daytona Biketoberfest’

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Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring Motorcycles Lineup. All-New Milwaukee Eight Engine. All New Front And Rear Suspension

hDMore power. More comfort. More control. Today, Harley-Davidson redefined its touring lineup by unveiling the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension.
“These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, Vice-President of Styling and Product Development Strategy. “The unmistakable look, sound and feel of Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles rise to even greater heights with the improvements we’ve made this year. You truly have to ride it to feel it – so we’re inviting all riders to go to their local dealer and take a test ride.”

Milwaukee8-1Milwaukee8-2New Milwaukee-Eight Engine. The new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth Big Twin design in the company’s storied lineage, is a clean-sheet design that combines the classic look, sound and feel of Harley-Davidson Big Twin engines with improvements in every aspect of engine performance. “The Milwaukee-Eight engine carries the legacy of Harley-Davidson Big Twins into the future,” said Chief Powertrain Engineer Alex Bozmoski. “While respecting the essential Big Twin character, we’ve created an all-new motor. Every aspect of performance, durability and styling has been improved as a direct response to the voice of Harley-Davidson customers around the world.”

Retaining the classic 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle, the Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque than previous year models and features four-valve cylinder heads that offer 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity. The Milwaukee-Eight engine is counter-balanced to cancel 75 percent of primary vibration at idle, retaining the classic feel of a Harley® V-Twin while being very smooth at highway speeds. A new heat management strategy for all Milwaukee-Eight engines improves rider and passenger comfort.

HDRoadGlideMilwaukee-Eight engines are offered in two displacements: the Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID/1750cc) and Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID/1750cc) for standard motorcycle models and the Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID/1870cc) for Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ motorcycle models. Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring Motorcycles Lineup. All-New Milwaukee Eight Engine. All New Front And Rear Suspension’

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsInternet Expansion Reaches The Powersports Industry With Launch of .Motorcycles Domain Names. Dominion Registries opens registration for new .Motorcycles domain names exclusively for the powersports industry. Only verified entities in the powersports community can register these industry defining domain names, making the online space safe and highly relevant for consumers seeking reliable information about Motorcycles. The .Motorcycles top-level domain (TLD) is open exclusively to entities in the powersports industry, providing better naming options and more defining web addresses to accelerate their online presence. More info or questions at Domains Motorcycles

Lawsuit Accuses Skully Founders Of Looting The Company. A lawsuit filed by a former bookkeeper at Skully helmets accuses the company co-founders of using Skully corporate accounts as their personal ‘piggy banks'” to rent an apartment, visit a strip club, rent a Lamborghini and buy two Dodge Vipers and four motorcycles, among other personal expenses. Skully raised nearly $2.4 million in an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, mostly from supporters who hoped to be among the first to get the company’s high-tech helmets. It appears likely none of those investors will get their money back as the company has shut down. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco County by Isabelle Faithhauer. The lawsuit says she worked as an assistant to Skully co-founders Marcus and Mitchell Weller and was fired when she objected to fraudulent accounting practices. The company has shut down. It’s unlikely unsecured creditors like those who ordered helmets will get anything.

Bombardier Recreational Products & Vehicles (BRP), Maker of Ski-Doos, Personal Watercraft and Three-wheel Spyder Evaluating Entry Into Motorcycle Business. “We are in an ongoing process of evaluating the market, looking at different possibilities, trends,” BRP spokesman Sylvain Morissette said after an industry analyst suggested motorcycles could be the Quebec-based company’s next driver of growth. BRP Inc. which was spun off from Bombardier Inc. sold Can-Am motocross bikes in the 1970s. “This market is supported by strong fundamentals for the foreseeable future, and we think BRP has the key pieces in place to enter the segment either organically or through an acquisition,” he wrote in a report” Morissette said. BRP has a global distribution network with more than 4,200 dealers in some 100 countries.

Breaking News. Harley-Davidson Unveiled The All-New Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Engine 107’ And 114”.

Harley-Davidson_Milwaukee-Eight_engineThe all-new Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines, delivers more power and an improved motorcycling experience for riders and passengers while retaining the iconic look, sound and feel of its predecessors.

An all-new design, the Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine. 10% more torque. higher compression ratio. 50% more untake and exhaust flow.

“The guiding principle behind the Milwaukee-Eight engine was our voice of customer research from every region of the world,” said Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Product Development Strategy. “Riders asked us to create a new engine designed to enhance their motorcycle touring experience in every way. Those same voices also demanded that we stay true to our legacy and respect the defining elements of a Harley-Davidson V-Twin. It was a big challenge, but one we’ve met. With the Milwaukee-Eight, a new era of Harley-Davidson power, performance and innovation has been forged.”

Harley-Davidson_2017_Touring_motorcycleNew Milwaukee-Eight engines will power every 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle model. Milwaukee-Eight engines will be offered in two displacements and three variations: Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1750cc) featuring precision oil-cooled cylinder heads for the Street Glide®/Street Glide® Special, Road Glide®/Road Glide Special®, Electra Glide® Ultra Classic®, Road King® and Freewheeler® models. Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1750cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the Ultra Limited/Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide® Ultra and Tri Glide® Ultra models. Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID,1870cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the CVO™ Limited and CVO™ Street Glide® models.

More Power.

Each Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque than the engine it replaces in Touring models. In addition to increased displacement, the Milwaukee-Eight engine features a higher compression ratio and four-valve cylinder heads with 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity. The valve train requires no adjustment as the design of the rocker arms enables valve lash to be set at the factory for life. Dual spark plugs for each cylinder contribute to more-efficient combustion. A single chain-driven camshaft is lighter, mechanically less complex and creates less friction and noise.

“The Milwaukee-Eight engine retains the classic Harley-Davidson 45-degree V-Twin design,” said Alex Bozmoski, Harley-Davidson Chief Powertrain Engineer, who led the development team. “It also retains the power characteristic that is the real legacy of the Harley-Davidson Big Twin: strong low-end torque with a broad, flat power curve through the mid-range that’s ideal for the Touring motorcycle rider.”

Quicker Acceleration The Milwaukee-Eight engine weighs the same as the engines it replaces, so all of its extra power contributes directly to improved acceleration performance.

• The Milwaukee-Eight 107 accelerates 11 percent quicker 0-60 mph, equal to a two to three bike length improvement, and 11 percent quicker from 60-80 mph in top gear, equal to a one to two bike length improvement, compared to the Twin Cam High Output 103.
• The Milwaukee-Eight 114 accelerates 8 percent quicker 0-60 and 12 percent quicker 60-80 than the Twin Cam 110™. Continue reading ‘Breaking News. Harley-Davidson Unveiled The All-New Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Engine 107’ And 114”.’

BMW Titan Motorcycle Concept For Breaking Land Speed Records

bmwconcept1bmwconcept2Never to reach a BMW dealer and only a concept motorcycle to inspire the final design of a machine intended to break land speed records, it was designed by Turkey based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem. Although the Titan looks like a the 2-wheel version of a Batmobile, some features hint at its true purpose. Of course the lie-flat riding position, a shark inspired very sleek body with fins, an airtight encased front end wheel for ideal aerodynamics and an exposed rear wheel held on a long and beefy swingarm yo add a powerful and menacing appearance. Of course, turbo-powered but with no metrics unveiled to this day. A 2-wheel predator that I would like to watch sliding on the Salts of Bonneville (if any salts left…)

2016 European Bike Week At Lake Faak, Austria. September 6-11.

120,000 participants in 2015, 13,000 v-twins parading around Lake Faak and riding the narrow Alpine mountain roads, a complete language confusion due to the fact that many european countries are represented, an official Harley Bike Show and another big one organized by Custom Chrome Europe, plethora of custom bikes shown for the 1st time by their builders to win coveted trophies and gifts, a long weekend filled with parties, with vendors showing their ware, with concerts, etc. It’s European Bike Week, September 6-11. A glimpse of the relaxed atmosphere.

Alta Motors Launched Production Of Its “Redshift” All-electric $15,000 Motorcycles

Alta Motors, formerly known as BRD Motorcycles, is a small electric motorcycle startup based in Silicon Valley that managed to raise over $17 million in funding, including from Tesla co-founders Marc Trapanning and Martin Eberhard
This week, the startup started the full production of its 2 motocross models, both with a 2 hour range, the Redshift SM and Redshift MX, A time-lapse video of the assembly line.

Speedster. A Drag Style Sportster.

000-beaschli0000-beaschli00-beaschliTo look like a full blown custom when you do a bolt-on job is not easy task and most fail at this customization exercise. The merit is even greater when your platform is a Sportster, Harley-Davidson longest continuously manufactured model whose signature styling has remain almost the same since its introduction in 1957. Close to 60 years during which the Sporty has been customized or rebuilt in all possible ways and under the pretext of so many themes.

4-beaschli2-beaschli1-beaschli1bis-beaschliWith its very appealing price and being for many the motorcycle to access the Harley lineup (now, with the addition of the Street), all official Harley dealers know that showing a custom version of the Sportster will sell more Sporties, but at only one condition. That the budget involved in creating your own doesn’t exceed 1/3rd of the paid stock version, or 1/2 for the most fortunate buyers.

8-beaschli10-beaschliAs the factory claims in its advertising the Iron 883 is for for those who want their first taste of that ride-hard-lifestyle, tearing up asphalt and backroads instead of polishing paint and chrome. For the project featured here, Baechli Harley-Davidson – the largest official dealer in Switzerland – wanted to reinforce the Sporty racing heritage and went for the full blown drag styling for an authentic, throwback riding experience that should please many youngsters and less young. Continue reading ‘Speedster. A Drag Style Sportster.’

Majestic Series Floorboards From RC Components

1fbrc2fbrcThese Majestic floorboards by RC Components fit 1986-2015 Harley Touring & FL Softail models and bolt on the factory mounting brackets. They are shipped pre-assembled with the pivot mounting blocks attached to each floorboard. Set screws can be used to adjust the angle of each floorboard for proper clearance and comfort. Available in chrome or black with machine cut accents. Sold online at At RC Components Store.

Picture Of The Week

wwiharleyHe was the first to be riding the streets of defeated Germany on a Harley-Davidson at the end of WWI. His name was Roy Holtz from Wisconsin, a corporal with the US army entering Germany through Belgium on November 12, 1918. This picture was published first in American magazines and newspapers, then much later in February 1944 in the Enthusiast, the official Harley magazine.

Do You Really Know The Story Of Indian Motorcycle?

indian0Indian3Yes, you probably know that the original Indian nameplate died in 1953, that many devoted enthusiasts worked hard at maintaining the old bikes, that several companies tried to resurrect the brand (the most serious have been CNC in Gilroy, CA and Stellican Limited in Kings Mountain, NC) and that in 2011 Polaris Industries took over bringing the new Indian models to modern standards while still keeping the original mindset.

Indian1But do you know the full story from the start in 1901 as a bicycle manufacturer? How Indian got its worldwide reputation on the racetracks for performance and superb reliability? What provoked the brand post-war decline and demise? What is Polaris current engineering philosophy to create the new generation of Indians?

About 70% of this new hardcover book simply titled Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company is devoted to the rise and fall of the company, then to the tale of all the efforts to resurrect the brand until Polaris succeeded in writing new pages of its history with modern models. The company’s storied heritage was written by respected journalist Darwin Holstrom, and boasts 227 quality color and 76 black and white photos and drawings. 3.8 pounds. 10.2 x 1 x 12.2”. 224 pages. $32.72. Order at Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company.

California Just Became The First US State To Legalize Lane-Splitting

lanesplittingchpLane Splitting, the maneuver to cut between cars, became legal yesterday Friday August 18 after California governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 51 into law . Until now lane splitting was not legal or illegal, just a tolerated riding practice. Since 2013, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) just had relatively vague guidelines for lane-splitting. They said that bikers should not lane-split when traffic is going faster than 30 mph and should stay within 10 mph of the speed of traffic while between lanes.

The CHP has now to develop precise guidelines for the motorcyclists who delight in waving between cars to go ahead of traffic. The new guidelines will take away the past subjectivity of police officers deciding if lane-slotting was or not reckless driving.

Rick’s Harley-Davidson Roadster

ricks0A brand new Harley Roadster by South Germany dealer Rick’s Motorcycles featuring many new cool propriatary bolt-on parts to do a complete rubbermount Sporty makeover. Rick’s billet aluminium Y-Wheels, a speedometer Housing (special version for the Roadster Model) a rear Fender kit, a high tech air cleaner (available in many designs), custom foot pegs and grips, adjustable brake and clutch lever and much more cool stuff.

5ricks6ricksLowering The Headlight. A new speedo bracket and more compact CNC machined speedo cup let you lower the headlight for a radical change of appearance. You keep the factory speedo and indicator lights. The headlight is now 2” lower, hinged under the speedo housing, offering, creating a more integrated look.
7ricks8ricksStylish fork tubes. They cover the full distance between upper and lower triple tree plates. Smoot out the front end appearance et a perfect complement to rubber fork boots.

3ricks4ricksDirt Track Style Tailend. The dirt track look in an easy bolt-on. All the job was done for you. Cut short and strong out of GFK /glass fiber. Of course, will require your own custom seat. These 3 all-new parts at Rick’s Motorcycles.

Getting The Custom Parts You Imagined From An Online Machine Shop

emachine1eMachineShop is a leading online machine shop that enables any company, or individual to design, price, and instantly order custom parts via the web. You can use your favorite CAD program or ask for the support of eMachineShop’s own CAD software system. The company offers Laser cutting, CNC milling, CNC Plasma Cutting, Waterjet Cutting, Metal Fabrication, 3D Printing and much more.

For those rebuilding old bikes and can’t find the right original parts and for those creating one-off parts for full blown custom projects the following feature tells the story of Christian Newman modifying his 1940 Harley Davidson Knucklehead. He knew, right off the bat, that he would soon be facing some interesting engineering challenges. After all, the final product he was imagining would only retain the motor and transmission from the original motorcycle, with the frame and almost everything else being completely custom. Among other challenges, he needed help for building custom wheels hubs…

emachine2As a skilled machinist and being proficient in CAD, Christian is quite capable of designing and making most of the needed custom parts himself. But due to equipment limitations, he wasn’t willing or able to machine some. The question of how to get them manufactured was lingering. Could they be made using an additive process like 3D printing? Or did their physical requirements require that they be machined from a solid piece of metal?

For most people, taking on just one big shop project like this in their lifetime would be enough, but not for Christian. And that’s because Christian is one of those people who really likes to make head turning, road worthy engineering marvels. Whether he’s building a Nissan Skyline powered BMW 3 Series, or a turbocharged Harley Davidson Shovelhead, Christian always seems to have his hands in something amazingly cool. And as a trained and seasoned mechanical engineer currently working at a sizable petroleum company, and just a generally creative person, he’s very well suited to come up with good, creative solutions to just about any problem. Continue reading ‘Getting The Custom Parts You Imagined From An Online Machine Shop’

Dougie Lampkin To wheelie The entire Way Around The 37.7-mile Isle of Man TT course

dougie-lampkinBritish trials motorcycling superstar Dougie Lampkin, a 12-time trials world champion, is training to wheelie the entire way around the storied Isle of Man TT course ((37.7 mile, 60.6 km)

Throttle against rear brake, with body positioned for balance and steering with hundred of corners.

The stunt will be performed on a lightweight trial bike. It will be televised by Red Bull (Credit: Red Bull Content Pool)

Harley-Davidson Settles US Government Lawsuit Over Numerous EPA Violations

harley-davidson-skull-logoThe suit was alleging that Harley-Davidson sold more than 12,000 motorcycles not covered by a certification ensuring the engines meet federal standards, according to a statement from the EPA.

The suit also accused the company of selling 340,000 after-market engine tuners that, once installed, “caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA,” the statement said. Harley-Davidson agreed to settle this US Government Lawsuit for a total of 15 million fines.

“This settlement is not an admission of liability but instead represents a good faith compromise with the EPA on areas of law we interpret differently, particularly EPA’s assertion that it is illegal for anyone to modify a certified vehicle even if it will be used solely for off-road/closed-course competition,” said Ed Moreland, Harley-Davidson’s government affairs director, in a statement. Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson Settles US Government Lawsuit Over Numerous EPA Violations’

Driving lights For Harley-Davidson And Victory Models

Light the way to enhanced nighttime riding and visibility with new Kuryakyn fairing-mounted driving light kits for select Harley-Davidson® and Victory® baggers. Powerful DOT-compliant H3 halogen bulbs offer intense, focused illumination, while sharp factory-styled housings provide an additional upgrade in style.

kury1Fairing-Mounted Driving Lights w/ Turn Signals for Harley. These Kuryakyn Fairing-Mounted Driving Lights with Turn Signals give Rushmore batwing fairings an entirely new personality. Sleek bullet-style aluminum housings with stretched bezels and fully adjustable brackets mount snug to the fairing for a clean appearance. The 3” driving lamps with included H3 bulbs provide significantly increased visibility. Take the brightness level up a notch with optional Kuryakyn L.E.D. lamp upgrades (P/N 5035, sold separately), and L.E.D. Front Turn Signal Conversions (P/N 5442, 5443, 5455 or 5456, sold separately). Installation is plug-&-play for 2014-’16 Electra Glides and Street Glides equipped with a passing lamp switch and wiring. Models unequipped with passing lamp switch and wiring require separate purchase of a Kuryakyn Wiring Relay Kit (P/N 2203), or the Harley-Davidson Auxiliary Power Switch Kit (H-D P/N 71400105). P/N 5058 – Chrome. P/N 5059 – Gloss Black. MSRP: $399.99. Continue reading ‘Driving lights For Harley-Davidson And Victory Models’

Harley-Davidson Unveiled 27 Custom Motorcycles Inspired By Iconic Marvel Characters

Inspired by some of the most powerful and iconic Marvel characters ever to grace a comic book, Harley Davidson and Marvel have revealed 27 custom motorcycles, each one uniquely designed to reflect the personality and traits of a Marvel Super Hero. For example, a Thor-inspired Breakout Softail, a Black Widow-inspired Iron 883 Sportster, a Groot-inspired Street Glide Special. If you are not turned off by theme bikes, you can go to Harley Marvel Customs to see these 27 customs, then vote for your favorite bike/character, You will be entered in a draw for a chance to win the ultimate Harley-Davidson and Marvel holiday in Hollywood or Las Vegas.

S&S Cycle Adds Savannah Rose To Marketing Team As Social Media Coordinator

Savannah-RoseS&S Cycle of Viola, Wisconsin welcomes Savannah Rose in the newly expanded position of Social Media Coordinator. Savannah is an avid rider, not afraid to wrench and a market leader in the evolving digital media environment. Savannah brings a renewed enthusiasm and diverse skill set to S&S. In addition to being well versed in digital media channels, she has experience in next gen style events including Born Free, Chopperfest and others.

S&S Vice President of Marketing David Zemla describes Savannah as a “Market savvy media authority that understands the social as well as the marketing aspects and who is versed in leveraging both. We look forward to her unique take on consumer facing media”. Savannah Rose relocated from California and is currently adding to her Sportster collection while traveling with the S&S team and can be found where the action is with camera in hand. (Photo @ Michael Lichter)

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-jokeA blonde gets home from work early and hears strange noises coming from the bedroom. She rushes upstairs only to find her husband naked lying on the bed, sweating and panting. ‘What’s up?’ she asks. ‘I think I’m having a heart attack,’ – cries the husband.

The blonde rushes downstairs to grab the phone, but just as she’s dialing, her four-year-old son comes up and says, “Mummy, Mummy! Aunty Shirley is hiding in the wardrobe and she has no clothes on!”

The blonde slams the phone down and storms back upstairs into the bedroom right past her husband..there is her sister, totally naked and cowering on the floor. ‘You rotten jerk’, she screams. ‘My husband’s having a heart attack, and you’re running around naked, playing hide and seek with the kids?!!

9TH Annual Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show Winners

Around 700 guests and 60 motorcycles entered the 9th annual Cafe Racer Reader’s Ride-in Custom Bike Show in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 13. The field was slightly thinned by rain, but the entries covered everything from vintage British bikes to modern retro customs and even a BMW sidecar rig. The show’s top winners were:

3-2016-show-Andrew Frederick’s seafoam green 1973 CB 350 Honda carrying away the People’s Choice and Best Japanese Cafe awards along with prize packages from the magazine sponsors and a check for $200.

2-2016-show-Tyler Stepp won Best in Show for the amazing detail work on his sunning, all-white 1974 CB 360 Honda. Tyler’s check for $300, the day’s top prize.

1-2016-show-Virginian Sean Skinner took top prize for Wildest Engineering for his Yamaha Virago 750 custom that featured a GP-style exhaust and open air intakes in the gas tank.



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