Archive for June, 2012
Belt Custom Cycles just announced that you can now order their new all-electric retro cruiser shown here in its Cafe trim. Chris Bell promises to deliver the first models by Christmas with a starting price at $45,000 including a weekend trip ftp the headquarter in Henderson, Nevada for a client specific customization session. Each Brutus [...]
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® welcomes Harley-Davison Motor Company as the title sponsor of their Biker Belles™ event and ride. The Biker Belles is an annual event celebrating the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 100% of Biker Belles rider contributions go to [...]
According to data from a financial information named Sageworks Inc., US retail sales at privately held retailers of motorcycles and ATVs are up nearly 16 percent over the last 12 months. This number is similar to those announced by major motorcycle manufacturers. Independent dealers posted 7.47 percent sales growth in 2010 after a 13.77 percent [...]
Saddlemen has released newly redesigned 2012 Harley-Davidson applications of its Road Sofa™ deluxe touring seat. This deep sculptured saddle is designed for uncompromising comfort, mile after mile on long distance rides. These seats are made of high-tech materials like SaddleGel™ and SaddleHyde™ to its optional driver backrests and heating system.
The H-D1™ Bike Builder tool on HarleyDavidson has been expanded to include all current Harley-Davidson® motorcycle models and has new added features. H-D1 Bike Builder lets visitors virtually customize their dream Harley-Davidson motorcycle with select Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories®. Builders can gauge the visual impact of each accessory on the screen in an eight-frame, 360-degree [...]
So you thought you could not replace a damaged Harley OEM ring gear without replacing the entire basket? A company called Evolution Industries is introducing what seems to be an industry first: a replacement kit for 2006.up Dynas and 2007-up Big Twins. Unlike OEM ring gear using mild steel with only edges flame treated, Evolution [...]
Lehman Trikes To Resume Production Under New Ownership. When you travel to the Black Hills Rally in August Lehman Trikes in Spearfish, South Dakota will be back in business. Through its sister company, Champion Investments Inc., Champion Trikes has taken over all operations of Lehman Trikes. Lehman will first provide service parts to current owners [...]
Loud And Proud. A Collectors Limited Edition Lithograph With Matching Shirt in Collaboration With Rod Woodruff of The Sturgis Buffalo ChipPublished by Cyril Huze June 28th, 2012 in Editorial, Events and Merchandise.
World renowned artist David Uhl and designer Danial James of Uhl Works, along with the Legendary Buffalo Chip, have announced an official association for this year’s Sturgis Rally. In 2012, Uhl Works will be located onsite at the Buffalo Chip’s Public Art Gallery. In celebration of this new relationship, Uhl has designed an original limited [...]
New for 2012, Performance Machine offers 5 different headlight designs (Grill featured here, Crossbar, Apex, Merc & Clean.) They are all very bright using a diamond reflector lens over the latest in halogen technology. Proposed in 3 different finishes as decried in the picture. Available for HD bottom mount 1984-2012 FXST and other select models [...]
Exclusive. Will Barclay, Winner Of Hoka Hey 2010 And 2011, Sues Organizers Jim And Beth Durham For 5.29 Million.Published by Cyril Huze June 27th, 2012 in Editorial and Events.
In October 2011, after the announce by Hoka Hey organizers Jim and Beth Durham, that all 11 contenders were disqualified (those who finished the 14,000 miles from Arizona to Nova Scotia, Canada inside the allotted time) and that nobody would receive the promised prize money (including $250,00 cash and a $40,000 motorcycle for the top [...]
In Hollister, California the “Birtplace Of The American Biker” and headquarter of Corbin Seats. June 30th is appreciation and independence day. Mike Corbin is going to give bikers a full day of entertainment, appearance by several industry leaders and to offer many discounts on his products. The list include: 1- Two-Time Biker Build-Off Champion Matt [...]
The purpose of a skirted rear bagger fender is to hide the struts and fill the ugly gap between the fender and each bag. Many are offered in fiberglass as a bolt-on stock rear fender replacement. This one from Paughco is in steel with a smooth or top dual-rib design, with or without cutout to [...]
Paisano Publications, the publisher of Easyriders magazine has filed last Friday a breach-of-contract suit against the owner of a Sturgis bar (North Dakota based KSLB&D Inc.) alleging that the bar/saloon has stopped using the Easyriders mark in violation of vendor and licensing agreements. Paisano states in its lawsuit that it is entitled to a royalty [...]
You already know that India, the second-most populous country in the world with over 1.2 billion people and one of the fastest GDP growth rate, is the new Eldorado for all motorcycle brands. You hear all the time about American and European brand and product strategies to tap this huge market. But what about India’s motorcycle scene? [...]
This Monday, June 25, 2012 Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG), led by President and CEO Keith Wandell and members of the company’s management team, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and at 4.00 p.m. will ring the Closing Bell to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary of trading on the NYSE. Experience Square, located outside the [...]
For your Harley-Davidson Softail Bobber a.k.a. Bllackline, and to complete its “Dark” look, a new coil cover from Drag Specialties®. It’s a directt bolt-on, comes with a steel body and is available with or without a mesh insert. You can choose from either smooth or skull design. Both designs are available in chrome with a [...]
This year Le Pera Seats is incredibly proud to be celebrating its 40th Anniversary! Le Pera is still a family owned and operated company making every single seat by hand in the good old USA. With hard work, perseverance, heart and soul, they have built a company that honestly cares about you and the seats [...]
An aluminum frame, a single-sided swingarm, a shaft final drive, a 1215 cc 12-0valve 3-cylinder engine (132 bhp at 8,900 rpm and 89 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,450 rpm) and lots of features found on the most luxurious tourers (cruise and traction control, ABS braking system, ride-by-wire throttle system, electric adjustable windshield up or [...]
Victory will offer a full week of activities (August 4-11, 2012) in a new location, with group rides, live music, demos, displays of the new 2013 models, a major Victory party, celebrity appearances and much more… Details about Victory activities at Sturgis are listed on the Victory website. Updates and event coverage will also be featured [...]
1- Because the cruiser market is the largest market segment (50%) in North America and all about customization, Metzeler provides 83 different styles of its same ME 880 tire tread for almost all brands and models of American & Metric bikes, from Harley-Davidson to Kawasaki. 2- It is the only tire manufacturer to offer such [...]
Riding season. More miles mean more cleaning and more belt or chain maintenance. An easy and safe way to service your rear wheel and final drive is to use a Wheel Jockey, a very simple tool for the cumbersome task of rotating the wheel. You position your bike on level ground with the kickstand down, [...]