Archive for July, 2013



Polaris Industries Beats Quarterly Estimates

Yesterday Tuesday July 23rd, Polaris Industries (PII) released the company’s second-quarter earnings results. Although sales of its Victory motorcycles slumped due to an unusually wet spring while snowmobile sales receded with the end of winter, overall sales climbed 12 percent to $845 million, while net income rose $80 million, or $1.13 per share, 2 cents […]

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New TV Series “Let It Ride” Featuring Zach Ness To Debut August 14th On National Geographic Channel

As announced here on April 24, Zach Ness and his crew spent the last months building custom bikes to be featured in a new National Geographic Channel series called “Let It Ride.” In the show, Zach and his boys build bikes on inspiration or when a client comes to them with a specific request, either […]

Take A Ride On A Tron Bike

The Parker Brothers in Melbourne, Florida, developed a new electric version of their futuristic, street-legal “Tron Motorcycle”. Very light, it cant reach speeds of 100 mph and can travel up to 80 miles. From $55,000 to $70,000. Do you want to be seen riding it?

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2013 LA Calendar Bike Building Championship Results

On July 14th, these owners/builders put their names in the list of the LA Calendar Show winners. Best of Show: Sam Baldi, “Lost Angel” Air Ride Monoshock Custom by Jimmy Todorovitch / Profile Cycle, Patrick Racing 113ci V-Twin. Pro Builder: 1. Lenny Meyer – Big Boy Choppers, Buell; 2. Ron Simms Red/Black Custom; 3. Bruce […]

Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration. New Two-Day Tickets.

Harley-Davidson is offering something new, a two-day ticket option. The new two-day ticket option was driven by customer feedback as many nationwide reached out requesting more ticketing options. The two-day ticket is $79 plus convenience fees and is now available at Harley-Davidson 110 Tickets.  The ticket is good for any two days of the three-day […]

Custom Motorcycle Building. It’s One World.

What do they build beyond our US borders? In all styles and categories, I picked 16 custom bikes currently touring their respective country or continent. I don’t pretend that they are representative of all the 2013 worldwide crop of custom built bikes. But I hope that some may inspire you. The AMD World Championship Of Bike […]

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Stupid Motorcycle Accident At Roar The Shore Event

Each July, thousands of bikers and bike enthusiasts descend on the city of Erie (Pennsylvania region) located along the shores of Lake Erie, to enjoy three days of rides, bands, bike contests, custom motorcycle shows and more. The event, called Roar On The Shore, was held last weekend without incident until last Saturday July 20 […]

The 100 Most Exceptional Motorcycles Of The 20th Century. The Ultimate Book. $695.

It’s the collection of motorcycles that nobody will ever own. The impossible collection of what experts consider the 100 most exceptional motorcycles created during the 20th century. A collection you can get in your living room if you are ready to pay the price. $695. Why this price? Because this book, as it should be, […]

Indian Dealer Of The Twin Cities To Organize Indian Motorcycle Factory Tour On August 16th.

Indian of the Twin Cities its I.A.R.G (Indian Arrowhead Riders Group) is organizing an Indian Motorcycle Factory Tour on Friday August 18th. The Ride will Leave at 8am, and travel down to Spirit Lake Iowa for the first ever group tour of the assembly line for the all-new Indian Chiefs. All bikers, all brands of […]

1946 Indian Chief Formerly Owned by Steve McQueen To Be Auctioned

Auctions America is about to auction in Los Angeles several awesome motorcycles including a 1946 Indian Chief formally owned by “The King of Cool” Steve McQueen, as well as a 1911 Indian Model C. This auction, set for August 1-3 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, will be covered live by NBC sports […]

New Elite Floorboards By Carl Brouhard

New from the creative design studios of Carl Brouhard are the Elite Edge Floorboards. Designed to coordinate with all the Brouhard Designs Elite Products, these oversized floorboards measure 18” x 5” with an edge for personality. All are equip with adjustable mounts allowing them to be placed 1” forward or 1” back for added rider […]

Sturgis 2013. First Annual Trike Ride.

Roadsmith Trikes has joined forces with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for the first Annual Trike Owners United Ride (T.O.U.R.) set to take place on Wednesday, August 7th at 3:30 PM during the Sturgis rally. The T.O.U.R. all-trike ride will begin in historic Hill City, SD for the start of a scenic 50 mile ride that […]

The Bike Shows Of The 2013 Sturgis Rally

Who is not pride of his bike? And some, with or without the help of custom builders, go to the extreme to be certain to come back home with a big trophy and possibly a feature in my website. Below, a non-inclusive list of those bike shows you should visit for great pictures and the […]

Shades Of Black Wheels

After chrome and the now quite classic gloss black powder coat, Wana-Ryd Motorcycle is offering its popular Adrenaline wheel model in matte black finish. This wheel looks great on stock Harleys as well as on full-blown customs. Simple and clean design that will look just as good in 10 years as it does today! Manufactured […]

Feel The Power Of The S&S T124 Engine. S&S Cycle Demo Days At The Sturgis Dragway.

In honor of the S&S T124 engine’s 10-year anniversary, S&S Cycle is holding T124 Demo Days at the Sturgis Dragway. For 2 days only, Tuesday & Wednesday August 6th & 7th, you are invited to “give ‘er the gas” from a rolling start down the Sturgis eighth mile drag strip. You’d better be ready to […]

Sturgis Biker Belles Event. Jessi Combs Building Custom Harley To Be Auctioned For Local Charities

The Biker Belles event, known as the Sturgis preeminent celebration of women in motorcycling has joined forces with moto-celebrity Jessi Combs of “All Girls Garage” and “Overhaulin’”tv shows to create a custom based on a Harley Davidson Slim model generously donated by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson. The 5th annual Biker Belles Celebration, a day of […]

About The Power Of Internet For Your Motorcycle Related Purchase Decisions

GE Capital Retail Bank completed and released the results of their 2nd annual Major Purchase Shopper Study to quantify the importance of online research in 12categories including powersports related purchase such as a motorcycle  or related product ($500 or more) . Not surprisingly, empowered by technology, online research has skyrocketed in importance among people preparing […]

Keeping The American Spirit Alive Restoring Vintage Motorcycles

A new TV reality show about motorcycles is running on the Discovery Channel. “Philly Throttle” is featuring Adam Cramer and his motley mechanics restoring, repairing and flipping old bikes in his shop Liberty Vintage Cycles in the rough neighborhood of Fishtown/Philadelphia, PA. As for the message he hopes people take from the show, he says, […]

Are You An Experienced Motorcycle Fabricator?

Los Angeles area based Arch Motorcycle Company, the venture between veteran motorcycle builder Gard Holinger and actor Keanu Reeves\,) is looking for an experienced fabricator. Below the expected required qualifications. Expert level fabrication skills applicable to the motorcycle industry including, chassis, sheet metal, exhaust, etc… Expert welder, GTAW (Tig) with a broad range of material […]

Motorized Bicycle Challenge. The Results.

Retro-innovation – pairing classic components with modern technology and contemporary design elements – is a growing trend in consumer products development. Last May Local Motors invited the global community of designers, engineers, fabricators and enthusiasts to design a gas-powered bicycle reminiscent of early 20th Century Board Track Racers and Beach Cruisers offering 130-180 mpg fuel […]

Pat and Cris Simmons Headed To Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary On vintage Mounts

A long motorcycle ride on very old motorcycles is the near future for Doobie Brother guitarist Pat Simmons and his wife, Cris Sommer Simmons. On the August 20th, the pair will depart from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum in Sturgis, South Dakota, and head 1,000 miles east to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to help […]

Will The City Of Sturgis Support SMRI, The Organization Whose Sturgis Trademarks Are Currently Court Challenged?

On Monday July 15, 2013 the Sturgis Officials invited residents to a city council to share any concerns they may have with the city taking side with SMRI, the organization currently owner of the Sturgis trademarks, but challenged in court by opponents who allege that these trademarks were fraudulently acquired. Dean Kinney and Ross Lamphere, […]

Invitation To Motus Sport Tourers Launch At Laguna Seca Raceway July 19-21.

Long time we didn’t hear about Motus, the small company from Alabama committed to building American high-performance V4 sport-touring motorcycles that combine heart-racing performance with uncompromising comfort. It’s been a long adventure from concept to prototype to testing/development to production machines. But Motus is almost there. The company states that initial production of their 2 […]

Born-Free 5 Bike Show Winners

The 5th edition of the California one-day Vintage Chopper And Classic Cycle Show was held on June 29. Bike show winners were: Builder’s Choice Award (top). Yaniv “Neevo” Evan from Powerplant Choppers with a custom built Harley Panhead engine cradle in a beautiful hand-made chassis. Best Of Show (left): Scott “T-Bone” Jones from Noise Cycles. […]

2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Nominees

Potential AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers are considered in eight categories, each focused on a specific area of achievement: Ambassadors & Industry, Design & Engineering, Dirt Track, Leadership & Motorcycle Rights, Motocross & Supercross, Off-Road, Roadracing and Specialty Competition. Voting for the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been completed and […]

Joke Of The Week

A guy walks into a bar with a monkey.   The monkey grabbed some olives off the bar and ate them. Then he grabbed some sliced limes and ate them.  He then jumped onto the pool table and grabbed one of the balls. To everyone’s amazement, he stuck it in his mouth and somehow swallowed it […]



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