Archive for October, 2011

New Indian Motorcycle Company Sponsor Of Indian Day West Event in Pomona

This is the 3rd Indian Day West (IDW) event at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, California. And as far as I know, it’s the first time that the new Indian Motorcycle is sponsoring an event. An opportunity to see a wide variety of Indians, everything from Burt Munroe’s World’s Fastest Indian, courtesy of the Hensley Family, […]

Biketoberfest. Molly Hatchet Live At the Broken Spoke On Friday October 14th, 2011.

The Daytona Broken Spoke Saloon will offer a lot of entertainment during Biketoberfest, October 12 to 16.  Live bands line-up includes legendary southern rockers Molly Hatchet performing on Friday night October 14th at 10pm. The party starts on Wednesday, October 12th and goes to the wee hours on Saturday, October 15th with your host Jack […]

Royal Enfield Sets New Sales Record in 2011

Royal Enfield Motors, manufacturer of the iconic Bullet motorcycle line and the world’s oldest motorcycle brand, announced that the company has reached record sales levels for 2011. At mid-year, Royal Enfield had sold more than 42,000 units world-wide YTD (an increase of over 40 percent) and was already on track to meet its aggressive 2011 […]

Daytona Biketoberfest. Rat’s Hole Ride-In Bike Show.

The 19th annual edition of the Biketoberfest Rat’s Hole Bike Show is set for Saturday October 15, 2011 at the Daytona Lagoon 601 Earl St Daytona Beach, FL. What’s new this year? Not surprisingly, the return of a “Cafe Racer” Class that the show included in the 70’s. The top 3 winners in this class […]

Cycle Source Magazine Best Of The Motorcycle Industry. Who Will They Be?

Each year the Cycle Source Magazine begins its annual campaign to elect the Class of 2011 of The Best Of the motorcycle industry. Now in its sixth year, the Cycle Source features an annual issue each January titled “The Year In Review” that highlights the previous year in motorcycling.

Ducati Unveils The SuperQuadro Engine

In a classic case of race technology moving to street motorcycles. Ducati unveiled his new V-Twin Engine dubbed the SuperQuadro (super square) claiming to have squeezed 195 bhp and 98 lbs of torque from the 1199 cc liquid-cooled v-twin engine. The recipe? A bore of 112 mm and stroke of 60.8 mm with larger titanium valves and […]

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Biketoberfest. Willie’s Old School Chopper Show Is October 13, 2011.

An october gathering of bikers under the sun, a happening, an old school bike show where chops, bobbers, rat bikes compete for attention as much as for trophies. On Thursday october 13, from 11 am to 4 pm, Willie’s Tropical Tattoo in Ormond Beach will be the place to see and to be seen for all […]

Oldest Car. Auctioned For $4.6 Million.

It is considered (some will challenge) the oldest car. A De Dion-Bouton named “La Marquise” built in France in 1884 and of course steam powered by the burn of coal, wood and bits of paper. It took about 30 minutes of combustion before there was enough steam to move the car! Maximum speed was 38 […]

Brat Style Is Back

Although, like for any other styles of bikes, you will never find a strict, agreed by all, definition of what makes a motorcycle a Brat bike, let’s say that more often than not, they are based on small displacement Japanese factory bikes with modified frame, low stance and slab type seats. Others will tell you […]

Hoka Hey Challenge Or Joke A Hey Race?

Saturday October 9, 2011. At the awards ceremony organized at Chester’s Harley-Davidson in Mesa, Arizona, Hoka Hey organizer Jim Durham declared that none of the top 11 riders who finished within the allotted time would receive any money! Will Barclay was again on August 5th, like in 2010, the first one to cross the finish […]

New Panhead II Leather Jacket From Harley-Davidson

I like this one, and maybe you too, if you are looking for a classic broken-in style with the added advantage of 2-in-1 versatility (Jacket & Vest). Distressed, mid-weight leather, adjustable side lacing and lightly-padded elbows provide the retro style elements, while zip-off sleeves quickly transform it into a vest. Pre-curved sleeves and the action […]

My Time To Ride. A Harley-Davidson Video Series About 4 Women Breaking Free And Hitting The Road.

“My Time To Ride” is an interesting Harley-Davidson video series featuring 4 women in their journey to fulfill their desire to ride a motorcycle. Katie, Roshani, Gabriella and Laurie were relatively ordinary women with relatively ordinary lives. For diverse personal reasons they want to break free and hit the road on their own Harley-Davidson®. Claudia […]

Brembo Helmets

​In its 50 years of existence (celebrated this year), Brembo has secured a prestigious place for itself in the automotive braking system sector. Not only for automobiles, including Formula One race cars, but also since 1972 for motorcycles. But what is the relation between brakes and helmets. Apparently none, except that the Brembo Group is […]

Love Ride Bike Show On October 23, 2011. Jay Leno And Peter Fonda Awards.

The Love Ride, the biker event that began in 1984  to raise funds for children’s charities and raise funds against autism, is back at Castaic Lake, CA October 23, 2011. For this year’s bike show, Peter Fonda is lending his name by signing each of 10 special trophies created from Harley-Davidson pistons for the winners.  […]

Best Graphic Design Of The Year. Steve Jobs Tribute.

By 19-year old graphic design student Jonathan Mak Long of Hong Kong to honor Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. (all what you read and watch here is conceived on Apple products)

Harley Dyna® Switchback. Switching Back And Forth Between Cruising And Touring.

When on July 20, 2011 I introduced you to the new Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback, your reactions were quite positive at the concept of 2 bikes in 1. It’s both a street cruiser and a touring bike via the simple addition of a fork-mounted windshield and of color matched hard saddlebag. A Dyna platform with the […]

Daytona Biketoberfest. Free Installation Of Thundermax Performance Products.

The silver lining of our economic recession is that many of the industry best brands offer sweet product packages and free installation during big rallies. I will announce all those providing such deals, the first one advising me being Zipper’s/ThunderMax Performance products. Setup at Bruce Rssmeyer’s Destination Harley in Ormond Beach, FL its crew of […]

Official Las Vegas BikeFest Bikini Contest

There was a lot of activities in Vegas last weekend for Las Vegas BikeFest. For those who were not there, a pleasant glimpse at what was going on stage last Friday at the Cashman Center Theater. Sorry, no info about the bike. More after the jump. (sent by Art)

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Save The Bonneville Salts. For motorsports enthusiasts the Bonneville salts are a national treasure where hundred of land speed records have been achieved. But potash mining in the area affects the thickness of the salt on which cars and motorcycles are racing. The BlueRibbon Coalition is asking automotive industry support for the establishment of a […]

Horn Cover Kit. Pick Any Color Combination.

Quite a few years that Andrei Rybklin offers wheels in a multitude of spoke and rim colors found nowhere else. And now, with this new horn cover kit, he proposes to let you pick the color accent of your choice. The kit will replace the cow bell style Harley Davidson cover and allows you to […]

Limited Edition 90th Anniversary Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer

In honor of its 90th anniversary, Moto Guzzi has released a limited-edition machine inspired by café racers of the 60s and 70s, the V7 Racer. Moto Guzzi was established in 1921 in Italy and was during many years prominent worldwide in motorcycle racing. It was the first brand ever using a motorcycle eight-cylinder engine. Moto […]

Thought For The Day

Proverb. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”  

The New Tactical LED Flashlight From Harley-Davidson

 Three light modes, including a strobe setting, quite useful for emergencies on the side of the road. Compact and a great companion for any ride, this rugged flashlight features three settings – high, low and strobe – plus an adjustable lens to change focus from a narrow beam to a wide flood of light. The […]

West Eagle Motorcycle Products Closed Its Doors

“Hello Cyril, How are you doing? I hope you are doing well. I regret to announce you that West-Eagle Motorcycle Products closed its doors in 9/30/2011. We have been making all efforts to continue to operate our business as the world economy entered a severe recession. However we are no longer able to handle our […]

Harley-Davidson Culture. Tomscat Barbershop.

Harley-Davidson has just launched The Ridebook, a curated selection of editorial submissions from independent filmmakers, writers and photographers. Together they form an interactive introduction to the culture of Harley-Davidson in the 21st century, for new and existing riders alike. Tomcats Barbershop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. American hairstyles meet American motorcycles. Tomcats is known for his […]

Daytona Biketoberfest. October 13-16, 2011

Again, we all wonder if this year’s Daytona Biketoberfest is going to show some signs of renewed life and street energy. I remember the first edition in 1993, saw the event grow until 2005, then slowly decline in terms of frequentation until now. It doesn’t mean less interest for those participating and those working the […]

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