Archive for September, 2013



Pre-Daytona Biketoberfest. “Hear Me Roar”. A Ladies Weekend Oct 4-6, 2013

You all know that women represent a fast-growing demographic for all motorcycle manufacturers, custom shops, vendors, etc. No surprisingly, women events are popping up everywhere there is a motorcycle rally. “Hear Me Roar” is a new one, with activities created by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, Roar Motorcycles, Iron Horse Saloon, all businesses located in Ormond […]

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New S&S Cycle 3-Piece Flywheel Assemblies. Because You’ve Got To Be Strong To Go Fast…

S&S Cycle just announced the release of a new series of high performance and replacement flywheel assemblies for 1999 and later Harley-Davidson Big Twins and S&S T-Series engines. These new 3-piece flywheels feature mainshafts that are integrated into the flywheel forgings (eliminating two potential points of weakness) and larger 1.671” diameter crankpin. Although this design […]

Breaking News. Erik Buell To Unveil New American Sport Bike At AIMExpo In Orlando On October 16.

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) just confirmed that a new sport bike will be unveiled October 16 at the American International Motorcycle Exposition (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Fla. on October 16. I will be on location at Erik Buell’s booth and report. The new, street-legal high performance motorcycle carries EBR’s model designation 1190RX and is a direct […]

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Custom Motorcycle Builder Jeremy Cupp Of LC Fabrications Shares His Bike Building Philosophy

This Weekend. Annual Brooklyn Invitational And Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block party.

A lot to do and see this weekend in Brooklyn, NY. The 5th Annual Brooklyn Invitational starts this coming Saturday September 21st at 3 pm until midnight at the Root Studios 131 North 14th street with live music and custom bikes (see list of invited custom builders after the jump. A Dice Magazine party is […]

2014 Harley-Davidson CVO™ Road King

The 2014 premium bagger has been refined by Project RUSHMORE, a customer-driven effort by Harley-Davidson to enhance the riding experience in a number of areas. The 2014 CVO™ Road King®, receives a host of new blacked-out components, including the handlebar, controls, mirrors, powertrain and covers. New extended saddlebags wrap around the mufflers, and a new […]

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Second Hand Choppers

Not the first time that I publish motorcycles made out of old watch faces and movements. But this time, when Mike Nuriel contacted me to show me his one of a kind pieces, I asked him about his background and how he got involved and became so passionate about giving a new life to old […]

5 and 6 Speed Countershaft Bearing Remover and Installer Tool

This new JIMS® exclusive and patent pending tool will install or remove the closed end countershaft bearing on all 5-Speed, or 6-Speed transmissions without using a press or tapping it in with a transmission shaft. For use on all H-D Cruise Drive      6-Speeds, 5-Speed Twin Cam, and Evo including 6-speed right side drive and aftermarket […]

The New Ducati 899 Panigale. Road Or Track. $15,000.

Ducati has a new ambassador for the “Made In Italy Motorcycle.” The Ducati 899 Panigale (pronounced “Pan-ee-gah-lee”) is arriving in October in the US. And I have no doubt that at a price starting at $15,000 it will sell well. The Panifale replaces the 848 Superbike and is intended to be the Ducati new flagship […]

Custom Rear Body Kit For Harley Breakout Model

The Harley-Davidson® Breakout® motorcycle was introduced in March of this year as a long low-slung Softail® model whose main features are a chopped wide rear fender wrapping a very fat 240 mm rear tire visually balanced with thick forks… I love it when an official Harley-Davidson dealer – through its custom division – jumps very fast […]

Help Jasmine Cain Finish Her 2013 Rock N’ Roll Tour

Friend of the industry Jasmine Cain and her band need a new reliable vehicle to finish their 2013 rock n’ roll tour. Watch the video and go to funding at. Jasmine Cain Kickstarter.

Have You Ever Tried Motorcycle Gaskets Made Of Molded Rubber Over Steel?

Gaskets are not not the sexiest parts of your motorcycle and not the easiest for me to talk about to interest all of you. But those who are professionals or tinker in their garage know that all gaskets are  not born equal. Which makes the difference between no-trouble leak proof components from first installation to […]

UK Finest Custom Builders At This Weekend Bike Street Heroes Magazine Extreme Bike Show.

For all my readers in the United Kingdom, a reminder that this coming weekend September 21-22nd,  Back Street Heroes Magazine is holding its 1st BSH Xtreme at the internationally-renowned Donington Park raceway in the heart of England. Some of the finest builders with their most extreme motorcycles have accepted to participate. The weekend activities will […]

Unbreakable By Thunderbike Customs

You all remember PainTTless, the awesome ultra radical vintage racer style custom bike (with a Sportster Iron engine coupled to a WLA HD transmission) built by Thunderbike Germany and sacred World Champion at the 2012 Sturgis Championship Of Bike Building. A work of 2-wheel art so perfect, aesthetically and mechanically, that I really wondered how […]

S&S 55th Anniversary Commemorative Black Carburetor Kit Still Available For 99-05 Big Twins

This commemorative S&S Cycle 55th Anniversary limited edition black carburetor is already sold-out for 1984-1999 Big Twins, but a few remain available for 1999-2005 Big Twins (models E and Super G with manifold) They feature a specially machined venturi for up to 7% more flow and a distinctive black Enduraguard® coating that not only looks […]

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Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Ducati To Add Premium Bikes To Attract High-End Buyers. While most motorcycle manufacturers are conceiving smaller engine size and more affordable bikes, Ducati Motor Holding SpA, now owned by Volkswagen AG, will roll out 4 new motorcycles next year to attract more high-end buyers. The new bikes will be “premium products as we’re not looking […]

New Harley-Davidson Lighted Hand Control Kit

Among the new items released at the Harley-Davidson Summer Dealer Meeting on August 18th, these new Lighted Hand Control Switches Kit (P/N 71500248, $249.95) They feature soft white LED backlighting that illuminates the switch function icons for enhanced nighttime visibility and a modern look that adds function and style. Featured as Original Equipment on 2014 […]

American International Expo (AIMExpo) Announces 350th Exhibitor.

With 35 days until the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) commences in Orlando, Fla., event producer Marketplace Events has announced that it has signed its 350th exhibitor for the October 16-20 show. AIMExpo is the US first combined consumer, trade, and media expo.  “It wasn’t that long ago that we were announcing our 250th […]

Chef Creates Model Motorcycles Out Of Lobsters

In his restaurant, Taiwanese Chef Huang Mingbo cook lobsters, but hate to see the shell of the expensive delicacy being discarded. To the amazement of his customers and friends, he uses every last inch of the crustacean to “build” model motorcycles. Each model is very detailed, even including mirrors and license plate numbers. No word […]

New Harley-Davidson Extreme Billet Air Cleaner

The new Screamin’ Eagle Extreme Billet Ventilator Air Cleaner Kit (P/N 29400163 Chrome, P/N 29400164 Cut Back Black; $449.95) offers a detailed cover for the proven Screamin’ Eagle Ventilator filter element. The machined billet aluminum cover features high-end detailing with exposed hex-shank chrome fasteners and heavy-gauge stainless steel wire mesh inlays. Available in Chrome or […]

Next Spring, A New Harley-Davidson Marvel Film. “Captain America. The Winter Soldier”

Next Spring, on April 4, 2014, a new movie “Captain America. The Winter Soldier” will be released by Marvel Studios. In the upcoming film, Steve Rogers’ character will be riding Harley-Davidson’s newest Softail® motorcycle, the Breakout. “Captain America and Harley-Davidson have had a long association dating back to the introduction of the character in 1939,” […]

Triumph Rocket III Motor Trike Sets A World Land Speed Record At Bonneville BUB Speed Trials

A Triumph Rocket III Touring bike fitted with a Motor Trike conversion body and equipped with a Carpenter Racing motor kit, posted a 136 mph top speed and FIM World Record (pending ratification by FIM) “The Carpenter Racing team turned this radical trike into a 250 horsepower full blown hot rod,” states Brian Klock who […]

Biker Belles® Charity Event Featured On Velocity “All Girls Garage” TV Show

The Biker Belles® event and auction to raise money for charity held on Aug. 6, 2013 at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® featured a custom built motorcycle by moto-celebrity Jessi Combs and donated by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley Davidson. The highest bidder twas Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers who gifted the custom bike to his wife […]

2014 Indian Motorcycle Models Delivery To Dealers

Several of you have commented regarding a delivery delay of the 2014 Indian models to the dealer to who they have given a deposit to confirm a Chief model order. I contacted Indian Motorcycle to have their comment. Below is the answer they gave me.. “We are still on track to start shipping new 2014 […]

Women On Motorcycles

Her name is Lanakila MacNaughton from Portland, Oregon. She is 24, a motorcyclist and a photographer. Like other ladies I know, she is on a mission to convince other women to ride. Her way to convince is her Hasselblad CM with which she shoots real women who ride – not models and actresses – hoping […]



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