Archive for October, 2015

Polaris Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Results. Motorcycle Consumer Retail Demand Up Over 60%

Polaris Industries Inc. today reported record third quarter net income of $155.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, an increase of ten percent from the prior year’s third quarter net income of $140.8 million. Earnings per share were a record $2.30 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $2.06 […]

The Brook. A New Brand Of 125-250 cc Rigid Custom Motorcycles To Get Started With Motorcycling

Starting motorcycling with a big, heavy motorcycle can be extremely intimidating, probably even discouraging many. Not only youngsters, women, but also some adults… Launching a small cc’s motorcycles brand with a full custom appearance at a very reasonable price may be a great idea for all those not yet ready to order and ride one […]

Avon Tyres Introduces 15,000 Mile Limited Treadwear Warranty

Avon Tyres announced today a new 15,000-mile (24,000-kilometer) limited treadwear warranty program covering the popular Cobra touring and Storm 3D X-M sport touring tire lines. “We develop industry-leading products, and stand behind them with great warranties like the new treadwear warranty program for the Cobra and Storm 3D X-M,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for […]

Harley-Davidson Third-Quarter 2015 Earnings Fall. Stock Plummets In Pre-Market.

This morning Tuesday October 20 before Wall Street opening , Harley-Davidson Inc. posted a lower quarterly net profit as global new motorcycles sales fell more than 1 percent. Sales in the U.S. fell 2.5 percent. Net income of $140.3 million is down about 6.5% from $150.1 million from a year earlier. Harley-Davidson shares fell more […]

Polaris Starting Paint Facility In Spearfish, South Dakota To Provide Additional Capacity To Indian And Victory Spirit Lake Factory

It was well known that Polaris (New York Stock Exchange under symbol PII) was under equipped to provide all additional paint work required by the volume of orders for new Indian and Victory models. During the last months, the company was looking for a location for a new liquid paint facility and announced yesterday that […]

Joke Of The Week

A man calls his wife to advise that he has been invited to fly to Canada with his boss and several of his friends for fishing. “We’ll be gone for a long weekend. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I’ve been waiting for, so would you please pack enough clothes […]

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The DUU. Italian Design. American S&S X-Wedge Performance.

A common perception of the current V-Twin custom motorcycle scene is that all builders build new old school style motorcycles or do makeovers of classic and vintage bikes. Like other magazines, I am probably responsible for giving this impression. As a matter of fact, many builders in the US and even more abroad are dedicated […]

Orlando International AIMExpo Postcards (Part 3)

After 2 days reserved to the trade, the Orlando American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) kicked off its consumer weekend activities and saw the largest turnout in the event’s three-year history. Just days after brand new products were showcased to media and industry, the doors were opened to impatient consumers, riders and enthusiasts alike to experience […]

2015 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony At AIMExpo

Yesterday Saturday evening October 17 at the Orange County Convention Center’s Chapin Theater, after a VIP party, the Hall of Fame welcomed six new members: road racer John Kocinski, former Harley-Davidson CEO Richard Teerlink, off-road racer Rodney Smith, entrepreneur John Parham, dirt tracker Alex Jorgensen and Yamaha race team manager Keith McCarty. AMA also looked […]

Orlando International AIMExpo Postcards (Part 2)

Ace Cafe Orlando To Open Early 2016

At the AIMExpo where the London Ace Cafe is exhibiting, I had the opportunity to talk to the managing team of the soon to be launched Orlando Ace Cafe. After the usual couple of delays expected when you build such a big project while restoring downtown old buildings, the staff confirmed to me that a […]

Orlando International AIMExpo Kick Off (Part 1)

About 550 OEM and aftermarket exhibitors of the industry are on the floor of the Orlando Orange County Convention Center for the 3rd edition of the AIMExpo. Dealers and trade from the US and Canada were welcomed yesterday and today (Oct 15-16) to the unparalleled all-in-one platform – V-Twin & Metric – that brings every […]

Zero Motorcycles 2016 Line Up Unveiled At Orlando AIMExpo.

Offering faster charging, longer range, higher performance and great value are the objectives of all electric motorcycle manufacturers. At the AIMExpo, Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, unveiled their complete line of 2016 motorcycles. Following a record year in 2015, the California-based manufacturer promises to inspire an even broader range of […]

L.E.D. Saddlebag Extensions for Victory Baggers

As far as I know, these are the industry’s first and only available saddlebag extensions with integrated L.E.D. functionality for Victory® models. These new Küryakyn’s L.E.D. Saddlebag Extensions provide a clean and affordable stretched saddlebag appearance with the benefit of additional full-time L.E.D. running lights. The red lenses with high-output L.E.D.’s provide greater rider visibility […]

Saddle Shield Heat Deflectors for Indian By Küryakyn

Indian® riders can tame high temps produced by the potent Thunder Stroke™ 111 powerplant with the new Saddle Shield Heat Deflectors from Küryakyn now available for all ’14-later Chief, Chieftain, and Roadmaster models. The Saddle Shield Heat Deflectors redirect heat output from the engine and head pipes away from the rider’s inner thighs to improve […]

Custom Motorcycles. Start Something Now.

Do it your way, whatever your budget, your brand and bike model, whenever you have time. Building stuff is very rewarding on many levels. Nobody asking you to re-invent the motorcycle. When I saw these non-American low budget bikes built by 3 friends who are not full time professional builders in Barcelona, Spain (a country […]

But What Is The Legal Definition Of An Autocycle?

An autocycle is not a motorcycle and it’s not a car. 3 wheels, a steering wheel instead of handlebars, 1 or 2 car seats, an enclosed cockpit or not, a high performance engine, a gas pedal, the attocycle may feel like a car more than a motorcycle, but is not required to meet automobile safety […]

Bahn Inner Fairing Accents for 2014-later Harley-Davidson Touring Models

Now available from Bahn™ is a trio of accessories designed to cohesively enhance the inner fairing for ’14-later Harley-Davidson® Electra Glides, Street Glides and Tri Glides. Bahn’s all-new Switch Panel Accent, Media Door & Side Panel Accents and Ignition Cover are machined from premium forged aluminum available in chrome or black anodized “Tuxedo” finishes. Bahn […]

A 2016 Classic Triumph Motorcycles Calendar With A 12 Months Supply Of Bonnies, Trophys And T-Birds

For 2016 the crew at Wolfgang Publications brings you twelve of the most triumphant motorcycles ever produced. How about a perfect Triumph Cub from 1964 dressed in the correct blue and silver or a very rare 500cc Flathead from 1940?Then there is the 1966 TR6C, a 1970 TR6 and a Trophy Trial from 1973. For […]

Jury Trial To Decide If The Sturgis Trademark Is Valid To Begin October 19, 2015 In Rapid City

The jury trial to determine if the trademarked name “Sturgis” can be retained legally will begin on Monday, October 19th, in federal court.  The long running 4 year legal battle between Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRI) and Rushmore Photo and Gift (RPG) will finally be settled by a jury trial.  Wal-Mart has been named as […]

Solo Rack For Indian Scout

Strong sales of the Indian Scout get all the after-market vendors excited. One new and useful part you may want is this Solo Rack whose simplicity will add function without altering your Scout style. Easy to install, it bolts under the factory seat and to the rear fender. Laser cut from steel and then finished with […]

Joke Of The Week

An elderly couple was watching a Discovery Channel special about a West African bush tribe whose men all had penises 24 inches long. When the Black male reaches a certain age, a string is tied around his penis and On the other end is a weight. After a while, the weight stretches the Penis to […]

The “Unfinished’ Indian Scout By Roland Sands

The new Indian Scout introduced at the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as a 2015 model is a “modern classic cruiser”, designed with modern technology but with visual references to the distinctive pre-1953 Indian style. But it’s a cruiser with a sport personality. The original versions of the Scout (1920 to 1949), have earned respect for […]

Flying Monkey Striped Motorcycle Grips

A penchant for old motorcycles and the devil’s lettuce (don’t look in the dictionary, in urban language it’s weed, ganja, cannabis, marijuana, grass, pot) leads to such advances in motorcycling as the Flying Monkey Grips. Co-molded Krayton rubber and a comfortable radius that fits your hand like a glove add the form that follows function […]

23 rd Annual Daytona Biketoberfest. The Bike Shows.

Thursday, October 15. Full-Throttle Magazine Bike Show. 9am – 12pm Registration. 1pm Awards. Trike Wars Bike Show 2pm – 4pm Registration. 6pm Awards. At Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach, FL. Thursday October 15. Tropical Tattoo Chopper Time. The Old School Chopper Show. . 20 classes. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash Prizes. Live Music with Jasmine […]

New Pro-Series Carbon Fiber Parts By Brass Balls Cycles

Brass Balls Cycles is adding high grade, vacuum infused carbon fiber and fiberglass parts to their existing product line. First to be available are quarter fairings for Harley Sportster and Dyna ($425), side covers for FXR ($285 per set) and touring bagger lids ($385 per set). These performance carbon fiber parts are vacuum infused resulting in […]

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