Archive for August, 2015

Joke Of The week

Navy pilot walks into a bar and takes a seat next to a very attractive woman.  He gives her a quick glance then casually looks at his new Apple Watch for a moment. The woman notices this and asks, “Is your date running late?” No,” he replies, “I just got this state-of-the-art Apple watch, and […]

Best Of Show At The 2015 Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle & Music Show

Last July 25th during the one-day event in Calabasas, California Japanese custom bike builder Hiroyuki Hirata from B&B Custom Factory in Hiroshima, Japan was voted the Best Of Show winner with “Zero Fighter”. It is based on a 1990 Harley FLHTC fully modified to the theme of “Japanese Culture”. Hiroyuki Hirata is now a 2-time […]

Ethanol 15. The American Motorcycle Association And The Renewable Fuels Association Accuse Each Other Of Misinformation.

E15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. E15 fuel has been certified for sale in the United States and is showing up at gas stations. The reason it’s a big deal is that ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and certain metals, so it can cause damage to vital components. Ethanol also […]

2015 European Bike Week And Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show In Faker See, Austria. September 8-13.

The picturesque Lake Faak in Carinthia, Austria will once again be brought to life with the rumble of V-Twins during the 18th European Bike Week And Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show. It’s Europe air biggest open and free motorcycle event attracting around 100,000 bikers to enjoy six days of music, shopping, ride-outs and terrific camaraderie. […]

Did You Know? Harley-Davidson Is Looking For More Dealer Diversity.

Harley-Davidson is working to broaden its appeal to a more culturally diverse clientele with models easier to afford if you are young and easier to ride if you are female. But the mostly old white men, dominantly owners of Harley dealerships in the US, don’t match very well with the combined growing population of minorities […]

Sons Of Speed Board Track Racing To Debut In March During The 75th Daytona Bike week

Board Track racing was a motorsport popular in the United States during the 1910s and 1920s. Competition was conducted on circular or oval race courses with surfaces composed of wooden planks called motordrome. Co-founded by bike builder Billy Lane, Sons Of Speed is inspired by these races. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Chrome or Gloss Black Vent Trim Replacement For Project RUSHMORE Batwing Fairing

Dress up the distinctive splitstream fairing vent on a Harley-Davidson® Touring motorcycle influenced by Project RUSHMORE with a chrome or gloss black Splitstream Vent Trim (P/N 61300505 Chrome, P/N 61300461DH Gloss Black; $74.95) from Harley-Davidson®. Designed to replace the Original Equipment satin-black soft vent trim on 2014-later Harley-Davidson Electra Glide®, Street Glide®, Ultra Limited and […]

Royal Enfield To Set Up Showrooms In The US

Royal Enfield, originally, a British motorcycle company and now a subsidiary of Eicher Motors based in India is targeting in North America the mid-size market segment between the Harley Davidsons and Indians on the one end and the regular 200 cc bikes on the other. To implement this strategy, Royal Enfield has already set up […]

All-Female Biker Gathering At The London Ace Cafe Attracts 618 Participants. A World Record.

Every day there are more and more riding ladies. Many are first-time motorcyclists or made the transition from the back of a bike to the front. establishing themselves as independent and strong women who want to pursue the ideals of adventure, companionship and freedom of the road. To raise awareness of motorcycle and gear manufacturers […]

Official. 2015 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Cancelled.

The AMA Land Speed Grand Championship is officially cancelled. The email from Delvene Manning, Event Manager/Owner (photos @ H. Roesler) “Over the past year, we have all been working towards the goal of racing motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats. As the event management, it is always our intent to run the premier motorcycle land […]

A Very cool 400 Commuter Thumper

Youngsters in the business of custom building need cheap donor motorcycles. First to be able to auto finance their builds, second to find clients their age who can afford to buy their makeovers. A plethora of little unloved bikes are available for this purpose, especially in the category of low cc commuter bikes of the […]

New RCX 3.0” Mufflers For The Indian Scout.

If you think that the factory Indian Scout exhaust is too heavy looking for a mid-size motorcycle, you may like the new RCX 3.0″ Slip-on Mufflers from RC Components. Each muffler features a full length 3.0″ diameter muffler body with a precision tuned 2″ louvered core baffle. This unique baffle design works to produce great […]

Try Your Tattoo For 2 Weeks Before Getting Inked

Not ready to take the permanent plunge for a certain tattoo design? Before you head to the tattoo parlor and spend some of your hard earned cash for ink you may regret, you may want to try one of the over 300 designs proposed by Inkbox. Inkbox is a fruit-based tattoo that lasts two weeks, […]

Picture Of The Week. 1911 Flying Merkel

Joe Merkel started to design motorcycle engines in 1902 and built his first motorcycle in 1903 using his own 316 cc single cylinder engine. He created his own company in 1908 under the name of Light Manufacturing and Foundry Company and produced motorcycles (single and two-ylinder engines) under the trademark “Merkel Light” It was acquired […]

For Sale In Bulk Manufacturer Closeouts Of Motorcycle Parts From The 1940’s to Today. About $25 Million At Wholesale Catalog Prices.

From a press release. Liquid Asset Partners has been retained by Dixie Distributing and Dixie International (Dixie) to solicit bids for all the Assets of Dixie in bulk. The famous Dixie was similar to a modern day, buying all the major manufacturer closeouts from 1940 until the 2000’s. Pickers from across America would love […]

Customizing A Harley Street Model

Harley-Davidson’s line of affordable 500 and 750 Street models targets millennials, women and other first-time riders. And the manufacturer wants to inspire personalization. Delivered with a full dose of Dark Custom™ attitude, the Street is a blank page of American steel ready for every rider to fill in. And to get that project started, Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

During The 75th Sturgis Rally, Record Sales At Black Hills Harley Davidson. Last year Black Hills Harley Davidson sold a record 376 bikes in a two week span during the rally. This year they would have sold 525 bikes! Nearly 75% of bikes sold this year include a trade. The top selling bike at Black […]

The Top 1 Ack Attack Streamliner Motorcycle Will Race In Bonneville To Defend Their Land Speed Record Title And Attempt 400 MPH

Quality of salt permitting, the Top 1 Ack Attack team will compete at the world famous Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, in Utah on August 29 to September 3, 2015. Mike Akatiff, the engineer who built the Ack Attack, and his crew are excited to get back out on the Bonneville Salt Flats […]

Roller Bag For Modern Motorcyclist

The all-new XKürsion™ XW5.5 Roller Bag (P/N 5276) is the ultimate road-trip bag and the largest option available within the XKürsion luggage lineup. The removable interior divider provides the option of one large packing space or individual upper and lower compartments with separate access points. Thermoformed side compartments provide room for additional cargo and also […]

Key Scratches On Your Gas Tank Or Dash. The KodaKey Prevents Them.

The KodaKey keeps up to 6 keys on your key ring and prevents key scratches on the gas tank/dash on sport bikes and cruisers. Your keys are wrapped in a specially designed genuine leather pouch with a secure magnetic snap.

Postcards From The 75th Sturgis Rally (Part 3)

These are the last pictures I publish about the Black Hills event, until next year of course… Always somewhat sad when a big rally ends. (photos @H. Roesler for C. Huze)

Norton Unveiled Plans For A 200HP, 1200cc, V4-Powered Superbike.

It’s a big surprise in the motorcycle industry. Norton is contemplating manufacturing a V4-powered superbike to compete with the Ducati 1299 Panigale and the Superleggera IS. Norton’s Head of Design, Simon Skinner says that “It has been something we’ve wanted to do as a brand since 2009. When I first started with Norton we had […]

MagnaFlow Bandit And Legacy Exhausts For Harley Softail, Dyna, Sportster

The Bandit (top picture) delivers upgraded power designed to performs. The cutting edge contrast design of the exposed muffler tips and MF logo bands in gloss black and brushed stainless steel finishes will instantly transform the look of your bike. Durable Magna-Black coated, stainless steel 1 ¾” head pipes will not blue or fade and […]

Harley Davidson Weddings In Las Vegas

Some want to start their married life surrounded by family friends and lots of Harley Davidson motorcycles. If you feel like like this, you can do it during a big rally (think Sturgis or Daytona), or any day of the year thanks to Las Vegas Harley-Davidson dealer. The one of a kind Las Vegas wedding venue is […]

2015 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Salt Course Condition Update.

“We are still running” states Delvene Manning, event Manager/Owner of the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. It looks now like race motorcycles and their owners are going to be heading again to the salt to break AMA national and FIM world records August 29-September 3rd. “Last year and again this year, we are facing a particularly challenging […]

Dakota Digital Introduces The New Series Analog/Digital Plug-In Gauges For 1996-2003 Harley Baggers

Finally a set of analog gauges for your motorcycle that you can get excited about. Dakota Digital is introducing the MVX Series Analog/Digital Bagger Gauges. With 2 bezel options, 4 background choices and 7 lighting colors to choose from, the combinations are nearly endless. You can personalize your gauge set by programming the pointer, backlight, […]

Cyril Huze