The rumor started about one month ago when an Italian newspaper published an article mentioning that Polaris was interested to become a majority shareholder in legendary Italian sport bike maker MV Agusta. MV Agusta’s President and CEO Giovanni Castiglioni has just confirmed the news to Cycle News while mentioning at the same time that no […]
Archive for May, 2016
SoftBrake offers a reduced reach clutch lever for a more comfortable handling on 2014 and up touring bikes with hydraulic clutch This unique lever reduces reach by 1” less than stock, providing a smoother and easier operation, especially for riders with smaller hands. Lever is available in polished $49.95, black $56.95 or chrome $64.95. All sales are […]
Doesn’t matter if your Indian is a pre-1953 or new generation. This open face helmet features a classic design that will never go out of style. In Indian red metallic ABS outer shell with contrasting tan liner. Size can be fine tuned to your head via a back of head mechanism to get the most […]
Jan, Sue and Audrey haven’t seen each other since leaving school in a London suburb. They rediscover each other via friends, reunited and arrange to meet for lunch. Jan arrives first, wearing a beige Versace dress. She orders a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Sue arrives shortly afterward, wearing a grey Chanel number. After the initial hugs […]
During big rallies, most journalists, reporters and photographers suffer from FOMO, otherwise known as “fear of missing out” the new custom bike that we know you want us to write about. And even when you find it, conditions may not be the ones you expect for a professional shoot. It may be that bike is […]
Tech Cycle one of the pioneers in the motorcycle components field offers this dark, lean and mean looking black anodized open primary system with a choice of Tech Cycle Cyclone 2” or 3” clutch. It is sold complete (different belt guards are optional) and fits 2007 & up Harley Softail, Dyna and FL models. Sold […]
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On a custom bagger, custom rear LED lights are a must. Accutronix offers a great choice to choose from that you can use as running/brake lights or turn signals or both, but you will need, depending of your application, to also install a load equalizer module. Each LED unit is 3-wire light with a total […]
The inspiration is of course snowshoes also called snow racquets. These floorboards feature a lightweight cut-through design and are machined from forged billet aluminum. They are longer than stock floorboards, measuring 18″ L X 5.75″ W X 1″ thick for the driver, with rubber inserts located on the top of the board for foot traction, […]
A new-generation Harley-Davidson® flat-track motorcycle is ready to race. The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team is unleashing the XG750R, its first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years, to battle in fierce, adrenaline-filled competition on dirt ovals across the U.S. The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, May 29, at the AMA […]
Last weekend May 19-22, Italy Biker Fest celebrated its 30th anniversary. Epicenter of the event is Lignano Sabbiadoro, one of the main beach resorts in northern Italy and on the Adriatic Sea coast. A few postcards of this Italian major motorcycle event.
Not much choice is available if you are looking to replace the stock rear fender on your 1958-1984 Harley-Davidson Big Twins with an easy to install bolt-on kit. The Rogue Fender Kit includes the strong 12 gauge raw steel fender, a pair chrome plated steel fender struts and the mounting hardware. Design will work on […]
Maryland Becomes Second State to Pass Motorcyclist Anti-Profiling Law.The motorcyclists of Maryland counted a major victory last week when Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill into law that would expressly prohibit the profiling of motorcyclists within the state. Maryland is now the second state to pass a motorcycle anti-profiling law. Washington state passed related legislation in […]
Indian Motorcycle Engineers Passion For Speed. Seven-Episode Video Series Records After-Hours Development Of Land Speed RacersPublished by Cyril Huze May 25th, 2016 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Videos.
Melding their careers with a shared fervor for going fast, a team of Indian Motorcycle engineers continues to practice their art on two-wheeled skunk-works type projects after-hours in the office and at home. Now, in a seven-episode video series titled “A Passion For Speed”, you are able to capture a glimpse of what happens in […]
These replacement lids feature a smooth contoured body line which looks great from any angle. They bolt-on 1993-2013 Harley Street Glide, Road Glide, Electra Glide & Road King models. (2014-up available soon) They can be delivered with flush mount lights including hardware and weatherstrips. Also available with flush mounted taillights. The included plug-n-play wiring harness […]
Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its partnership with the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride, a cross-country group ride that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented motorcycle journey across the United States. In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to traverse the […]
Hide unsightly welds and wiring on Harley-Davidson Touring models in one quick and easy step with the new Deluxe Neck Covers from Kuryakyn. Now available for ’14-later H-D Touring models, Deluxe Neck Cover kits provide a hassle-free cosmetic upgrade to the frame’s steering neck and downtubes for a cleaner, custom look.
APWorks, a subsidiary of airplane maker Airbus, unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle that can actually be used as a daily rider. Thanks to 3D printing giving the geometrical freedom to realize such complex shapes, the Light Rider (name given to the fact that it weights only 77 lbs or 35 kg) features an “exoskeleton design” […]
Harley-Davidson redesigned the FLTR Road and National Cycle now offers the triple-vented shark nose fairing for a perfect complement. The VStream’s cutting-edge aeroacoustic contour features a wider profile at the top, which pushes turbulent, noisy airflow to the side and away from the rider’s helmet. This extra width creates a quiet pocket of air with […]
Barnett Clutches & Cables just released a new clutch spring compression tool for 2001 & later Victory motorcycles . It is designed to compress the diaphragm clutch spring making it easy to remove and re-install the retainer ring. This clutch tool makes working on the clutch much easier and efficient and is a “must have” […]
All custom builders may get a little bit tired of working on the same type of motorcycles. In the case of James Roger-Caldbeck, he needed a refresh after working exclusively on Bobbers & Choppers. The opportunity came up when he was proposed to build a Cafe Racer. And since James loves the late 70’s XL’s […]
With the philosophy “Quality First – Price Afterwards”, since 1866 Brooks of England, has produced the most iconic seats for bicycles. With designs so close to those of motorcycle solo seats that I can’t resist showing you their very special 150 anniversary saddle. And I bet the custom frame will be the inspiration of some custom […]
Kevin Bean’re got more titles than you and me. CEO & founder of “Professional Tourist”, “Mayor Of fun”, “Monsignor” (yes, he is an ordained minister), “Biker Gipsy” and a few other (nick)names I don’t remember. He is just an (not so) ordinary guy worshipping freedom, riding and his friends. Well, when he is not crisscrossing […]
Eliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak is the objective of custom building. This new Formula wheel design from Performance Machine looks simple, the ultimate sophistication, but is not simpler to manufacture: notice the engineering details to produce the tapered and pocketed 5-spoke design. This lightweight and race inspired design will for sure […]
Victory Thunder Versus Victory Lightning. Victory Racing Gas Project 156 And Electric Empulse RR At Pikes Peak Hill Climb.Published by Cyril Huze May 21st, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Victory Motorcycles®, positioning its models as the “Modern American Muscle” brand will be racing up the mountain with two very different motorcycles in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), an event that marks its 100th anniversary in 2016. In an epic gas vs. electric battle in the experimental class, Victory Racing’s® Project 156™ […]