Last November, when Harley-Davidson blew the covers off its two brand new Street 750 and Street 500 models, I mentioned that they would probably join the previously called Harley Riders Edge Course program, now named Harley’s Riding Academy New Rider Course. It’s happening right now, replacing the Buell Blast as the small and easy machine for […]
Archive for April, 2014
The star lot of the sale at the annual Bonhams Stafford Sale of Pioneer, Vintage, and Collectors’ Motorcycles & Memorabilia www.bonhams.com on April 27, 2014 was ex-George Brough Brough Superior SS100 sold for US$ 425,000 (£253,500). Estimate was US$ 235,000-302,000(£140,000-180,000) Registered in 1939, the motorcycle was campaigned by George Brough himself in the London-Edinburgh Trial […]
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Breakout and CVO Breakout motorcycles manufactured March 20, 2012, through March 10, 2014. 9102 models are affected. Suspension variances may affect the gas tank mounting angle causing the fuel level sensor to read inaccurately.
HD Wheels Corp. (no affiliation with Harley-Davidson) is introducing front wheel carriers letting you install any custom wheel using stock (or stock replacement composite) rotors on the 2014 Harley-Davidson models. These star shaped TRC-14 carriers can also be be used to install 2014 front Touring or T14 composite (11.5″and 11.8″) rotor on Harleys or custom […]
In each US region, 3 motorcycle shops are given 5 weeks and a $15,000 budget to build a custom bike. Viewers have 1 hour to tweet their preferred one. One shop wins, per region, per week. A sneak peek at this newDiscovery TV Show to debut May 12, 10/9C.
Only 12 of these jackets have been made by Matchless (former manufacturer of Bellstaff Jackets), a sponsor of the successful 2013 world speed record in Bonneville by the team of Brough Superior. Until now, none of these 12 jackets have been sold to the public. One is available for sale in size XL (US/UK 44). […]
You hear a lot about the major manufacturers setting foot in Asia, today’s most promising motorcycle market. But almost nothing about the local custom builders. And there quite a few working their magic in this part of the world. If the occidental media didn’t yet notice their work it’s because the vast majority of them […]
Kustom Tech knows about custom motorcycle trends and how to re-design classic retro parts to make them even more functional and beautiful. A perfect example is this new superb line of inverted hand controls, probably the most desirable custom parts to display on the bars of your naked retro chopper or bobber. These new nostalgic […]
I re-publish an interesting article by Elizabeth G. Olson, an editor at Fortune Magazine regarding the way Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway kept Harley-Davidson financing operation afloat 5 years ago. A business deal struck in 2008 between the two renowned Midwestern entities — Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), in Omaha, and Harley-Davidson — infused $303 million into […]
Although the definition of the Millenial generation has changed (now it describes the generation born between 1977 and 1992), those who in this range of age and who are riding (preferably a naked motorcycle) still may like to skate. Hence the idea of “Skate Sack” so that they can transport their other set of wheels. […]
You can legally boost the grunt of your 2014 Dyna Low Rider with Screamin’ Eagle® Nightstick 2-into-1 Slip-On Muffler (P/N 64900243 Chrome, $299.95; P/N 64900242 Jet Black $329.95) from Harley-Davidson. Designed specifically to fit the new Low Rider model, the high-flow design of this tunable, diffusion-disc muffler produces plenty of low-end grunt for traffic-light take-offs […]
S&S Cycle wants you to imagine a world where the powers say you can’t upgrade your bike’s performance the way you want. Imagine a place and time where the enforcement of conformity is absolute. This place is called “The Stockyard”. There seems to be no way out, no way to make your bike truly yours, […]
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced today it is canceling the 2014 American Victory Rally due to extensive transformation of manufacturing lines at the company’s Spirit Lake, Iowa facility, home of the Victory product line and annual rally. “All of us at Victory are disappointed that we are unable to host the rally this year […]
All those who loved (and are missing) the original biker build-off series should be happy to hear from me that the Discovery Channel will soon air new episodes of motorcycle build-off competitions. Named BIKERLIVE, the TV show got a slightly different format. During each episode, viewers will get a close-up look at the building of […]
Harley FL Touring Seat. The improved shape uses flexible urethane foam, adding maximum comfort for those long rides. The solar-reflective leather cover reduces surface temperature by as much as 25 degrees, while the 3/16” ABS thermoformed seat base with carpeted bottom and rubber bumpers helps protect paint. The driver area is cut narrow in the […]
Keino Sasaki introduces the MAG Killer, a spring-loaded aluminum kill switch button switch that you can use with the Morris, Joe Hunt, Morse and Fairbanks magneto brands. It replaces the feeler gauge style switch with a custom look. Installation is super easy: take the magneto cap off, replace original kill stud with the screw /nylon […]
It’s been about a year and a half since David Uhl released his last piece in the “Pin Up” series. “Pump ‘Er Up” is the newest addition to this collection. It is now available as a hand-signed, numbered canvas giclee print edition. Each print comes beautifully framed with a Certificate of Authenticity. As always, Uhl […]
A grade school teacher in Pennsylvania asked her students to use the word ‘fascinate’ in a sentence. Molly put up her hand and said, ‘My family went to my granddad’s farm and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating. The teacher said, ‘That was good, but I wanted you to use the word […]
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) this morning reported record first quarter net income of $80.9 million, or $1.19 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. By comparison, 2013 first quarter net income was $75.5 million, or $1.07 per diluted share. Net sales for the first quarter 2014 totaled $888.3 million, which represents an […]
There will always be a cold one ready at the end of the ride with the new Saddlebag Cooler (P/N 90200991, $69.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Fully lined and insulated, this soft-side zippered cooler is shaped to drop right into the hard saddlebags of 1993-later model Harley-Davidson touring models. Beverages stay cold […]
I rode one Ural sidecar a couple of years ago. My impression was: loud, shaking more than quite a bit, requiring effort to activate the rear drum brakes, uncomfortable position and seating and getting scary when reaching 70 mph… Still, many liked it the way it was. Are they bikers passionate about military history or […]
GaugeFace. A New Easy Way To Connect An iPad, iPhone or iPod To Your Harley-Davidson And To Display All Your Bike Info.Published by Cyril Huze April 23rd, 2014 in Customs, Editorial and Electrical.
Many will never add any digital device to their bike, and of course, many will… Connecting an iPad to your Harley-Davidson Bagger’s ECM or iPhone or iPod touch (any generation model) to your Sportster is now easier than you think. Ralph Randolph and crew at Knockout Motorcycles released a new interesting way to update your baggers. […]
35 bands in 9 days. Price of concerts increases today Wednesday April 23 at 5 pm (Mountain Time) Concerts are free with camping. Reservation concerts and camping by going HERE.
First-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.21 grew 22.2% from the year-ago period on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies. First-quarter net income was $265.9 million on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion, compared to net income of $224.1 million in the year-ago period on consolidated revenue of $1.57 billion. “Harley-Davidson delivered […]
Last January, I pre-announced that Metalsport would unveil a 32” wheel wheel to the dealers visiting the V-Tiwn Expo. This model named the Corleone was a collaboration with Matt Hotch who built the “La Sancha” extreme bagger featured here. Whatever you think of the new 32” wheel – love it, hate it or just an […]