Enter the huge Blings Cycle shop and among all projects going on, a common thread between almost all of them: performance. Doesn’t matter the style discussed and approved by the client, all Master Builder Bill Dodge’s bikes brings a bit of fresh air into a custom world often looking pretty but not necessarily very attractive […]
Archive for March, 2017
Until now, I turned down all very long videos because they consume too much bandwidth and slow the loading of other articles. But of course, sooner or later, I had to make an exception. Here is a 15 minute short film about a day in the life of the fashion conscious Rockers of the Cafe […]
“When people start telling you that you’re crazy, you just might be on to the most important innovation in your life.” Larry Ellison
One week after giving Indian Motorcycle its historic first victory in American Flat Track competition at Daytona International Speedway, Jared Mees on his Indian Scout FTR750 made it two in a row Saturday evening March 25, 2017 with his win at the Atlanta Short Track presented by Indian Motorcycle. The three-time Grand National Champion was […]
A short video to show you what you may have missed in Daytona during Bike Week. The way Custom Builder Jim Nasi makes its rotating license plate holders. Smooth. Enjoy…
A high number of intensive care patients were admitted during this year’s Bike Week, making it one of the most dangerous Bike Weeks that Daytona Beach has seen in years. During the 10-day event (March 8-19), 69 motorcycle related trauma patients were received by the only trauma hospital for Flagler and Volusia counties, the Halifax […]
Harley-Davidson promises a new more comfortable and performance experience with the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines. You already know that more of this feeling experience can be delivered with the different exhaust systems provided by S&S Cycle, and now with the new Milwaukee-Eight air-cleaners kits above […]
After Daytona Bike Week, motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts are ready to kick off the 2017 riding season and enjoy moto heaven at the Midwest’s largest custom bike and car show this weekend presented by Dennis Kirk. The event is attracting an ever-growing number of builders, customizers and businesses seeking to connect with bike and […]
Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich 2016 Base Salary Up 15%. His salary is $1,041,660, 15% lower than former CEO Keith Wandell when he left the company. Securities filings describe his salary in 2016 as based on “his individual performance, accomplishment of key initiatives and positioning his salary in relation to similar companies.” Levatich’s total compensation also […]
The new Kuryakyn® Rear Turn Signal Bar is a clean, sleek direct replacement for the factory unit on select Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® and Street Glide® models. The bullet-style signals and bar are made from quality cast aluminum available in chrome or gloss black finish. A smooth, stepped design forms to the contours of the rear […]
The Adventures and Sparky and Clutch is a comic strip developed by the author of Discovering the Motorcycle – The History. The Culture. The Machines. After Armand Ensanian completed his acclaimed 510 page book on all that motorcycling has to offer, he was looking for a much lighter themed project that would educate those new […]
Leather jackets, pants and boots are most commonly worn when parading the streets. With these biker life essentials, sometimes there are malfunctions with the zippers. The Fix N Zip is a smart way for instantly fixing the zipper present on all your gear. The brand even has a partnership with a few Harley Davidson dealerships around […]
Shot on March 15, 2017 on the I-880 southbound in Milpitasin California, this terrifying accident is a reminder to all automobilists to check your blind spot before attempting any maneuver. Even more true when lane splitting is authorized like in California. The biker survived. But, please be always aware of your surroundings.
HHI (Hawg Halters Inc) is launching new billet fork covers to fit both early and late model touring bikes applications, and come in +1 inch to + 4 inch lengths to fit applications from stock length to 32 inches. It’s a great solution to give the custom builder an out of the box solution fo […]
During Daytona Bike week Indian Motorcycle® announced the three winners of its Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest. Hollister Powersports in Hollister, CA “Tequila Sunset” claimed top honors (top picture), with “America Proud” from Coastal Indian Motorcycle in Murrels Inlet, SC (middle picture) and “Barnstorm” from Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts in Worcester, MA (bottom picture) […]
The addition of four more bands to the 2017 line-up proves the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is pulling out all the stops to bring the largest number of fans to the “The Best Party Anywhere!®”. The Buffalo Chip will be announcing more entertainment in the coming weeks. Those interested can get more information and purchase passes at […]
S&S Cycle To Debut A Custom T143 Black Edition Engine Harley Dyna At The Buffalo Chip’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride®Published by Cyril Huze March 21st, 2017 in Controls, Editorial, Engines and Events.
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride, S&S Cycle, Inc. is debuting a T143 (165-170 hp) performance-styled Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider custom to be auctioned in support of the milestone event that kicks off in Deadwood, SD on Aug. 7. The fully customized Low Rider, designed to look and feel every bit a “muscle […]
It was last Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Kevin Bean’re and Tim ford dressed in Blues Brothers suits paused for a few pictures, then rolled down a deserted Daytona Main Street to attempt a World Record on stock 50cc Yamaha mini bikes, riding from Daytona Beach, Florida to San Diego, California. No chase vehicle! Just […]
TC Bros. HardtailProof unique modular design allows the license plate to be mounted horizontally or vertically on either side of the bike. Kit includes 3 different mounting brackets (axle, shock, & weld/clamp on) to allow mounting to virtually any motorcycle. A rubber mounting system isolates the taillight from vibration allowing for maximum filament bulb life. The […]
The passion of custom builder and organizer Billy Lane for early 20th-century board-track racing. Add 20 friends sharing the same enthusiasm for pre-1925 1000cc American V-Twin engines. Reserve the New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, paved, banked racetrack ready to welcome these 20 antique motorcycle racers. The result is one of the most interesting and followed events of […]
If you are not into speeding with repetitive hard braking, forget about the disadvantages of drum brakes, like overheating, squealing from too much dust, prone to fading and difficult to service. They look extremely cool, and the retro custom trend has created a new market for them, fully redesigned, and much more efficient. A new […]
Up north winter blues got you down and you were unable to make it to the 76th edition of Daytona Bike week. Maybe these new postcards can make you feel a little bit warmer. (photos @H. Roesler, M. Graf) More pictures after the jump.
If you own old iron, sooner or later you will have to replace your spark plug wires. If your bike belongs the new retro trend category, you want your spark plug wires to look like belonging to a past era. Sumax is launching old school cloth spark plug wires without compromising today’s modern technology. They […]
On Monday at Noon Eastern, Indian Motorcycle dealers designed by Brian Klock began accepting pre-order deposits for the company’s recently unveiled Limited-Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain. By 12:10 p.m. Eastern, pre-order capacity of 100 units was filled. The new limited-edition offering is the latest collaboration between America’s first motorcycle company and the iconic Tennessee whiskey […]
The Two Best American Flat Track Racing Teams Clash In Daytona. Indian Won The First Round Against Harley-Davidson.Published by Cyril Huze March 17th, 2017 in Editorial, Events and Racing.
On Thursday evening Match 16, the season-opening Daytona TT flat track races kicked off the 2017 season and featured the return, after a 64-year hiatus, of Indian Motorcycle against Harley-Davidson. Around the all-new Daytona TT track designed by 7 times AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr built inside the International Speedway, crowds were excited at […]
Renegade Wheels, Inc. of Orange CA is now offering brand new proprietary speaker grills to replace the stock ones on Harley-Davidson touring models. The speaker grills are available in most of their wheel designs, in either chrome, phantom cut, polished or anodized color finishes. CNC machined out of T-6061 billet aluminum, Renegade Wheels belong to […]