On February 19, Victory Motorcycles will launch The Octane, a new modern “American Muscle” motorcycle. I can’t tell you more right now, but if you have read me attentively during the last 6 months and heard about the Project 156, then about the Ignition and Combustion custom bikes, you can guess what the new platform […]
Archive for January, 2016
The XKürsion® luggage line has two all-new options that mount on virtually any motorcycle. The XTR1.5 and XTR4.0 Seat/Rack Bags both offer riders plenty of versatile features ideal for short getaways or the everyday commute. XKürsion XTR1.5 Seat/Rack Bag The removable base pad provides a recessed mounting area that coordinates with the contours and widths […]
Harley-Davidson President And CEO Matt Levatich About Indian Motorcycle. During the 4th quarter earnings call on January 28, Matt Levatich, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson, made the following statement in an interview with financial magazine The Street: “We respect Indian, they have sold motorcycles in the U.S. that didn’t exist a few years ago. Our […]
Man Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutesPublished by Cyril Huze January 30th, 2016 in Editorial and Events.
Carl Reese of Santa Clarita, California broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes. Reese completed the 2,829-mile feat on a 2015 BMW K 1600 GT six-cylinder motorcycle, breaking George Egloff’s previous record of 42 hours set in 1983. No one in history, with the […]
The new CHISELED LO Road Glide® Handlebar (P/N 55800568 Chrome, P/N 55800569 Gloss Black; $349.95) is a compact Z-bar features a low 9.0-inch rise and a flat drag-bar hand position that puts the rider in an aggressive, tucked-in posture. The 1.25-inch diameter handlebar replaces mitered and welded corners with strong, cast seamless 90° elbows that […]
The well known property in the town of Newburgh, New York where Orange County Choppers was building its customized motorcycles will be auctioned on 3/9/2016 at 10:00 AM PST. Starting bid is $900,000 for all the real estate valued at 13 million. OCC surrendered the building that holds its custom-made motorcycles in 2011 to its […]
Throughout 2015, Harley-Davidson retail motorcycle sales were adversely affected by heightened competitive pressures including those arising from shifts in world currencies. Harley-Davidson Inc reported a 43.3 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by weak demand in the United States, its biggest market. The Milwaukee-based company said its net income fell to $42.2 million, 22 cents […]
Biker’s Choice is announcing the addition of a 34-Tooth Compensator Eliminator Sprocket to the Twin Power line. Twin Power is known for their high-quality parts and accessories designed for the Harley-Davidson® enthusiast. The Compensator Eliminator Sprocket eliminates slipping, reduces noise, and improves the starting and starter life of the motorcycle. It reduces spinning weight by […]
Les Paul 100th Anniversary Commemorative Custom Chopper At International Motorcycle Shows® in ClevelandPublished by Cyril Huze January 28th, 2016 in Builders, Customs and Editorial.
The Les Paul Foundation has announced an exhibition of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Commemorative Custom Chopper built by Count’s Kustoms at this week’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) at Cleveland’s I-X Center beginning Friday, January 29th – Sunday, January 31st. Les Paul invented the solid-body electric guitar, multi-track recording and numerous other recording techniques. […]
Harley-Davidson Unveiled The Dyna Low Rider® S and the Harley-Davidson® CVO Pro Street Breakout® motorcyclesPublished by Cyril Huze January 27th, 2016 in Editorial.
Today Wednesday January 27 at the X Games in Aspen, Harley-Davidson unveiled two powerful cruiser additions to its 2016 model-year lineup. The new Low Rider S. The raw dark and trimmed to the essentials, is the most powerful non-CVO™ Dyna® cruiser ever offered by Harley-Davidson. The Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine, Screamin’ Eagle® Heavy […]
Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company has joined forces with the Jack Daniel Distillery to create a limited-run, collector’s-edition Jack Daniel’s-branded 2016 Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle. The partnership brings together two of America’s most iconic brands who share a mutual commitment to independence, originality and American craftsmanship that dates back more than a century. The […]
A more minimalistic design on the 5-Spoke design intake and looking good on both modern and retro styled bikes. It includes a protective mesh screen and a set of breathers. Available in polished and black contrast machine finishes. For carburetors CV, S&S E or G, EFI. MSRP $433.04 (free shipping in continental US). Ken’s Factory […]
Realizing the positive influence of custom motorcycles on a brand and model image and sales, most manufacturers now organize dealer build-off contests. The Scrambler is the most successful launch in many years for Italian Ducati. The original Scrambler was produced for the American market between 1962 until 1974, in versions between 250 and 450cc. The […]
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and participants in its signature Legends Ride are teaming up in a special effort to help Special Olympics in the Black Hills area create a permanent athlete training facility. Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff has pledged $100,000 to a fundraising campaign effort by Black Hills Works and Special Olympics to renovate […]
Jerry Covington just added new products to his existing line of custom Harley-Davidson accessories. He is now offering Dimpled Brake Arm and Shift Lever Assemblies for all H-D Touring Models. The Brake Arm assembly includes the complete arm and pedal which replaces the stock pedal. The Shift Lever Assembly complements the “dimpled” style of the […]
UNiQ Cycle Sounds announces the Touring Edition™ motorcycle speaker system designed to give riding enthusiasts the superior sound quality and entertainment they desire. The Touring Edition™ features 400-watt Pioneer™ speakers rated for highway conditions along with built in FM radio, MP3 playback and Bluetooth® capable.
Polaris Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results. For Full Year, Motorcycle Segment Sales Increased 67 Percent.Published by Cyril Huze January 26th, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Full year 2015 net income was $455.4 million, or $6.75 per diluted share, in-line with Company revised expectations. Sales for full year 2015 increased 5% year-over-year to $4,719.3 million. Excluding currency impacts, sales increased 9%. Polaris announced 2016 guidance reflecting continued currency market volatility and ongoing weak industry demand; expects full year 2016 net income […]
Last weekend January 22-24, in Verona, the city where William Shakespeare located the tragedy of his Romeo and Juliet’s play, organizers Francesco Agnoletto and Paola Somma received a large part of the worldwide custom motorcycle industry on 7 halls for the 2016 edition of the Motor Bike Expo. One of the many highlights of this […]
“I was created to surpass you” says the MotoBot. At the Las Vegas CES, the yearly world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, Yamaha unveiled its latest R&D tool to improve the performance of its motorcycles. The motorcycle-riding robot is challenging the best racers to set new speed […]
“The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.” William J.H. Boetcker
Although the XL Ironhead engine has some well known issues and will need some TLC on a regular basis, it is still a popular engine used by many pro, garage and garden shed builders. For models years 71 to 77, EMD conceived a die cast aluminum primary cover with CNC-milled gasket surfaces, with the same […]
Another preview of some custom motorcycles on the floor of the 2016 Motor Bike Expo. The best ones will get a full feature in the coming week.
Probably the largest motorcycle show in Europe in terms of number of custom builders, of leading vendors and distributors of aftermarket parts and of attendance. The Verona Motor Bike Expo (MBE) claimed last year an attendance of 150,000 visitors. This weekend, starting today Friday January 21st, 600 exhibiting companies will show their new ware while […]
Harley-Davidson Is Currently Reviewing Its Global Advertising. Harley wants to have the most effective and efficient resources to support a new marketing strategy and is reviewing its global advertising, digital and media campaigns. Harley-Davidson began its search last month and is in talks with agencies on a holding-company level. RFPs were issued last week. During the […]
Another 4” diameter muffler with with high-flow baffles and shallow-cut louvers to create less turbulence inside and improve performance. For style, laser-cut accents on the outer perimeter enhanced by a visible stainless steel insert. Available in chrome or high-temp black ceramic-coating steel. For Harley Tourers and trikes (2010 FLHX or FLTRX requires conversion to True […]
“Race Day – Photos From The Flat Track” is a new very interesting photo exhibition at the Harley-Davidson Museum and you have until September 5, 2016 to see it. Photographer Dave Hoenigbas captured more than 1,000 races in his career, keeping his lens trained on the pageantry, emotion and camaraderie of a day at the […]