Archive for December, 2012

New High Performance True Dual Bagger Exhausts By MGS Custom Bikes

These new high performance True Dual exhausts for 1995-2013 baggers are tuned for high performance. Over a year of extensive research and development went into this exhaust system and MGS is stating an average increase of 12+ foot pounds of torque on a stock FL Harley-Davidson model. Better results have been achieved, but are not […]

Cut-Away Engines, Hubs And Motor Wheels Added To Las Vegas January Auction

In addition to the nearly 250 antique, vintage and classic motorcycles being offered at Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January is a unique collection of mid-century cut-away motors and components. The fascinating mechanical displays represent uncommon marques HMW, JLO, NSU, Pluvier, Solex and others, while a selection of cut-away multi-speed hubs from Sturmey-Archer round […]

How To Turn A DNA Springer Front End Into A Much Better Looking One

DNA sold a lot of its foreign made Springers to builders on a budget. But who likes the quite ugly square front section of this front end? A giant eye sore on any cool chopper… So, JC and Jimmie Lee Coen at Three Two Choppers got a very good idea. To offer a Wishbone Spring […]

Les Ateliers Ruby’s New Helmet Model. The Castel.

Les Ateliers Ruby, a French company, is celebrating their 5th anniversary with the release of their first full-face helmet named “The Castel”. It was on Octonber 2007 that the company released its first model named “The Pavillon” followed by “The Belvedere”. These 2 models have been interpreted into 286 versions as well as in limited […]

Ready To Race. Dyno Testing A 1665 cc Vincent.

John Renwick and Ed Wallbank, 2 old English lads surrounded by amazing machinery are having a good time testing on the dynamometer “Epimetheus”, a 50’s 1665cc Vincent equipped with Nitrous oxide and air operated auto gear change. Motorcycle engineering that inspires, british accent included. Speakers up…

Mustang Hard Trunks For Long Distance Riders

The journey is as important as the destination but when you arrive it’s good to have with you some essentials. These new Mustang Hard Top Cases are design matched to their lineup of hard saddlebags for most Harley-Davidson®  metric cruisers models. Measuring a spacious 22” wide x 18” long and 13” high, these covered hard […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Harley-Davidson To Introduce In The Next 2 Years A New Made-For-India Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson has already made its intent clear: India is a key market and the company will do whatever is necessary to get a high share of this growth market. To take on its Japanese, Korean & India rivals Harley-Davidson intends to introduce a new motorcycle made exclusively for the country within the next two years. […]

Designer Side Covers for 2009-2013 Harley-Davidson Touring Models

Corbin is launching custom side covers that fit all Harley Bagger models 2009 to present. They add a nice flowing shape to your bike, either Road King, Road Glide, Street Glide or Electra-Glide! These covers were specifically designed to work with or without the Harley-Davidson saddlebag crash guards and/or heat deflectors. They are constructed of […]

Holiday Season Harley-Davidson Women’s Jackets

On the left, the new women’s Juneau Functional Jacket (P/N 98215-13VW, starting at $195) from Harley-Davidson® is constructed from waterproof 600 denier polyester that’s lightweight yet comfortably withstands the elements. Zippered vents on the shoulder and back offer custom core-climate control to complement its pre-curved sleeves and adjustable waist tabs. Pockets at the elbows and […]

Gift Idea. Touchscreen Gloves

Another example of nanotechnology integrated into your gloves, leather or natural. These gloves let you use your 5 fingers instead of just a couple with other competitors. No more excuse for not texting, emailing, reading, listening, twittering, facebooking, watching, etc… Perfect to maintain your addiction to the digital world. But it will cost you the […]

Swiss Made Custom 1930 Indian Scout.

After extensively touring Europe and The US with his famous 1942 custom Harley Flathead named D’MX, Swiss custom builder Danny from Hardnine Choppers took a 1-year long break from the custom scene. He is coming back with his newest project, a custom Indian Scout, a model he considers the best looking factory bike ever produced […]

Mike Wolfe Explains His Passion For Indian Motorcycles

In the TV series American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the back roads of America looking for “rusty gold” buried in people’s garages and barns. Mike Wolfe is a well known Indian motorcycles enthusiast, and what got him into this business of “picking” is when he scored a treasure trove of old Indians […]

Joke Of The Week

A virile, middle-aged Italian gentleman named Guido was relaxing at his favorite bar in Rome when he managed to attract a spectacular young blonde woman. Things progressed to the point where he invited her back to his apartment and, after some small talk, they retired to his bedroom where he rattled her senseless.

After a pleasant […]

Postcards From CUSTOMBIKE Magazine Bike Show In Germany.

Pictures taken at the 2012 Custom Bike Show of  Bad Salzuflen . Photography Lothar Steinmetz, courtesy Martin Mix, Thunderbike Germany.

Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson To Close Its Fort-Lauderdale Dealership

Although sales of heavy cruisers motorcycles started to bottom out in 2011, with sales up about 1.5% until 3rd quarter of 2012, Harley-Davidson dealership network continues its consolidation started in 2008. Another example is Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson closing its store in Fort Lauderdale at 2871 North Federal Highway and regrouping in its other larger store at […]

The Big Kid Gift Guide. What To Get The Guy Who Never Grew Up.

He never grew up. What to get for him? Just jump to The Big Kid Gift Guide.

About The Effects Of The Discovery Chopper Live Build-Off Competition On Bikers And Professionals Of The Industry

As expected, after you debated the merits of each builder and custom bike you saw in the Discovery build-off competition, conversation in comments turned to a one decade long topic still dividing both bikers and professionals of the motorcycle industry. What are the effects, positive or negative, of such motorcycle TV shows? Do they make more […]

Top Of The Line Scandinavian Leather Saddlebags

The beauty of internet is to make all vendors close to you, just a click away for an opportunity to check them out and to order, and this wherever they are located around the world. And I had to mention this Swedish workshop mastering the art of leather crafting, offering many bag models in all […]

A Road Less Traveled By Artist David Uhl

To show his respect and admiration for early women riders, David Uhl releases a new painting named “A Road Less Traveled”. To find a name for this new creation, David organized a contest among his Facebook fans. After sifting through over 2,000 entries to name this piece, David chose “A Road Less Traveled” The exclusive […]

Victory Launches New Midnight Metallic Flame Cross Country Bagger

Last weekend at the Long Beach IMS Show, Victory displayed its offering of premium baggers (Cross Country, Cross Roads Classic, Hard-Ball, Zach Ness Cross Country) and unveiled a new Factory Custom Painted Cross Country featuring a metallic flame paint job. Beyond the custom factory paint job, the bike got the same features than the other […]

Spectacular Mexican Cop Crash Front Of The Camera

Mexican Cop leading in presidential cavalcade in Mexico City crashes front of the camera. Spectacular, but except a serious beating all over his body, the cop is ok…

Vertical Or Horizontal Side Mount License Plate Kit For Harley Sportster.

Machined from  6061 T-6 Billet Aluminum, this Side  Mount License Plate kit mounts to the left side of the swingarm & is secured with the rear axle nut. Depending on how you  assemble it, your license plate will sit “Horizontal” or “Vertical.” Includes a very bright LED License Plate light. Comes in chrome or black […]

Jesse James Discovery Build-Off Bike

You wanted more pictures of it. Here they are, provided to me by Jesse James. There is what you see – metal work  (chromoly 4130) – and what you can’t see – the mechanical prowess – As Jesse says “The devil is in the details”

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Triumph Motorcycles To Move HQ Near Atlanta Airport. Following Porsche, it’s now the turn of British motorcycles manufacturer Triumph to move to the Hartsfield Centre office complex near the Atlanta airport. Triumph will be relocating about 50 jobs to and hiring dozens more employees in the next five years. Company executives said the new site […]

Discovery Channel Build-Off. Chopper Live – The Revenge. And The Winner Is Team Paul Jr.

This Build-Off competition proves again that it is mainly about popularity and not necessarily about the bikes. Paul Jr, this year, like last, demonstrates that he owns the TV audience regardless of how unpractical and sometimes goofy his bikes may look. You don’t have a 10-year show on a major network without being extremely popular. […]

Discovery Build-Off. Chopper Live – The Revenge. Winner Announced Tonight At 9e/8c PM.

Should Jesse James be disqualified for taking more time to complete his bike? Senior too…The show is called Chopper Live. But only #teamfastnloud built a chopper. Should #teamsenior, #teamjunior & #teamjesse be eliminated because they didn’t build a chopper? I can’t vote from my phone. Texting to 97979 doesn’t work for me! We didn’t see […]

Cyril Huze