BUB Design, Inc (BDI) announces its opening, rising from the ashes of BUB Enterprises, Inc. whose owner was Denis Manning. Former employee Brad Williams and associate Ramsay Mitchell, owners of the new company, have taken the helm, purchasing the equipment, tooling and inventory to forge ahead with BDI and their commitment to providing the riding […]
Archive for January, 2015
The Harley-Davidson Museum is excited to announce its special summer exhibit for 2015, which will honor motorcycling’s legend behind the legends – Willie G. Davidson. The exhibit, titled Willie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend opens June 13 and runs through Sept. 7, 2015. Willie G. Davidson serves as Chief Styling Officer Emeritus and Brand […]
David Shano, owner of Precision Billet, is introducing Sinless, a new design for its full line of accessories for Harley-Davidson models. The new products are created from hand-finished 6061 T6 aircraft quality Billet Aluminum., the same aluminum used by the U.S. Government in its military aircrafts. The unique design of the Sinless Collection features a […]
1948 Vincent HRD Rapide 1000 Factory Race Special. Photo @ MC News AU.
Congressman James Sensenbrenner has once again introduced a bill that would call for the study of mid-level ethanol blends and their effect on internal combustion engines. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a waiver to the Clean Air Act that allowed for the sale of ethanol blends of up to 15 percent. The EPA never […]
New And Interesting. ThunderMax Launching TracMax, An ABS Correction Module For Harley Tourers With Tall Front Wheels 21″ And Above.Published by Cyril Huze January 29th, 2015 in Customs, Editorial, Electrical and Wheels.
ThunderMax will debut at the 2015 Cincinnati V-Twin Expo (February 7-8) the all new TracMax ABS Correction Module for 2014-2015 Harley Davidson Touring Models equipped with tall aftermarket front wheels. When you install taller custom wheels – 21″ and above – than Harley factory front wheels, the linked Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) on 2014 & […]
Harley-Davidson Delivers Strong Full-Year 2014 Financial Performance. Retail Motorcycle Sales Grow Worldwide On Strength in International MarketsPublished by Cyril Huze January 29th, 2015 in Builders and Events.
This morning Thursday January 29, 2015 Harley-Davidson Inc. posted a slightly lower quarterly net profit due largely to a strong U.S. dollar, though results were in line with expectations. The Milwaukee-based company reported net income of $74.5 million in the fourth quarter through Dec. 31, down just over 1 percent from $75.4 million a year earlier. […]
Polaris Missing Production Targets For Indian Scout, Victory Magnum And Slingshot. Back Orders Not Filled Before Second Quarter 2015.Published by Cyril Huze January 29th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Last Tuesday morning, during a conference call following the announcement of Polaris 4th quarter financial results, Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Wine acknowledged that the company missed its production targets for the new Indian Scout, the 2-tone Chiefs the Victory Magnum and the Slingshot although the factory was running at 100% for most […]
Polaris Industries is recalling 1,577 model year 2015 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured August 26, 2014, to December 16, 2014, and 2015 Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured August 18, 2014, to December 15, 2014. The recalled motorcycles may be equipped with roll hoops that do not meet hardness specifications. If the roll hoops do not meet strength specifications, […]
Verona Motor Bike Expo January 23-25. The Winners Of The Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series.Published by Cyril Huze January 28th, 2015 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Verona, Italy. The city of the play “Romeo and Juliet”, the tragic love story written by William Shakespeare with the famous balcony scene (see picture) where Romeo and Juliet agree to be married. And the city where each January, during 3 days, the international custom world, from manufacturers to custom builders to aftermarket parts vendors […]
Kendon Industries, Inc., the originator of the Stand-Up™ trailer concept and recognized as the industry leader in its category, received new private equity ownership and I hear plenty of new products are in the works. “Kendon is pleased to announce that it has established a funding source,” says Frank Esposito who remains as company president, […]
A husband went to police station to report his missing wife . Husband: I’ve lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday and has still not come home. Sergeant: What is her height? Husband: Oh, 5 something . Sergeant: Build? Husband: Not slim, not really fat. Sergeant: Color of eyes? Husband: Never noticed. Sergeant: Color of […]
Sturgis Mayor Answers His Critics About Signing A 75-Year Agreement To Make Harley-Davidson The Official Brand Of The RallyPublished by Cyril Huze January 27th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Here in this website and on social media, many have expressed their disagreement with the city of Sturgis signing a deal with corporate Harley-Davidson to make Harley the official brand of the rally for the next 75 years. Sturgis Mark Carstensen replies to the critics in an article published today by Deb Holland in the […]
Crusher is the all-new performance division of Kuryakyn offering new standards for style, quality nanufacturing and flawless sound. As an example, their newly available nicely designed Crusher Maverick 2 into 2 exhaust systems for Harley-Davidson Dyna, Softail and Sportsters models. Crusher is promising solid horsepower and torque gains along with a unique, throaty exhaust note […]
Fourth Quarter EPS Increased 27% on Sales Growth of 18%; Full Year 2014 EPS from continuing operations Increased 23% on Sales Growth of 19%. Fourth Quarter Highlights: Net income increased 25% to $135.4 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, with sales increasing 18% to $1,275.0 million, both fourth quarter records. Off-Road Vehicle sales increased 19%, […]
In the middle of Daytona Bike Week, on Wednesday March 11, 2015, at Destination Daytona Harley Pavilion, Dave and Jody Perewitz will host the Perewitz Custom Motorcycle Paint Show. The show is open to any custom painted motorcycle or trike with a wide variety of classes based on type and style of paint. A select […]
What better way to encourage youngsters to build their own motorcycles than to show them what can be accomplished using an old, low price bike equipped with a throbbing engine. We want them to start cutting, grinding, drilling, hammering, notching, welding, milling, etc. They will do it if you point out to them the cheap […]
Jerry Lee Lewis, the legendary rock-n-roller, was present this Saturday January 24, 2015 at the Mecum Kissimee Florida auction to sell his 1959 FLH Harley-Davidson. The 2 big selling points were that it belongs to Jerry Lee Lewis – not that it had belong to him – and the fact that it is in a […]
Motortechnic Manufacturing USA. Restoring Engines And Transmissions For Harley Knuckleheads, Panheads And Flatheads UL.Published by Cyril Huze January 25th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Engines.
A great source for all those looking for a brilliant engine builder able to turn old Harley engines and trannies into perfectly running masterpieces. A jeweler of Knuckles, Pans and Big Flats Flathead UL), Dan Carr is entrusted by the best and most demanding builders and individuals who want their classic motorcycles to run and […]
The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (California ARB) is a good source of information for those looking to find out in advance the new models that motorcycle manufacturers will release a few months down the road. It looks like the “Chief Dark Horse” may join the Classic, Vintage, Chieftain and Roadmaster Chiefs for […]
Using a marketing strategy that most motorcycles manufacturers use to promote their new releases, Ducati has asked 3 Italian custom builders to show their skills on the new Scrambler models (Classic, Full Throttle and Urban Enduro.) Unveiled yesterday Friday 23rd at the Verona Motor Bike Expo, these custom creations have for objectives to show how […]
From a PR. The Hollister Downtown Association of Hollister, California has selected ConvExx to produce the iconic Hollister Motorcycle Rally starting in 2015. Known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker” the Hollister Motorcycle Rally has been around for over 70 years. ConvExx is an event production company based in Las Vegas with over 40 […]
After working since its creation on the custom Harley market (bikes and parts), Phoenix shop Azzkikr Custom Cycle is now entering the custom Victory market with a new venture called Victory Lane. “We are adding new custom parts all the time and hope to establish ourselves in the Victory market like we have in the […]
The CV Performance Harley Fuel Inlet Elbow does two important jobs – it increases fuel flow by up to 40% when using a 5/16″ fuel line and it improves the fuel flow system integrity by replacing the stock plastic inlet with a solid brass unit. It replaces the two-piece plastic item that come stock on […]
Victory Motorcycles Steps Into The Performance World Of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing With The creation Of Victory Factory Racing.Published by Cyril Huze January 23rd, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Victory Motorcycles is taking a bold step into the performance world and partners with Matt Smith to create NHRA Pro Stock Factory Effort. The Victory riding team will be World Champion Matt Smith and his wife.co-rider Angie. Victory intends to compete at the pinnacle of the sport and anticipates a strong and professional effort with […]