Archive for June, 2017

Jay Leno Shows Off The 2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer

A nod to customized vintage iron but with modern efficiency and reliability, Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America, brought the latest version of Ducati’s Scrambler motorcycle – the Scrambler Café Racer – to the Jay Leno Garage. Then Leno throws his leg over it for a new Ducati experience and a few first ride […]

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class Of 2017

Fans, family, industry will celebrate the 2017 inductees on Sept. 22 in Columbus, Ohio. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame will welcome five new inductees on Sept. 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The ceremony, which takes place in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), will officially induct FMF Racing […]

From Harley Sportster To Cafe Racer And Back If You Wish

This fast-back solo seat and tail section mirrors the look and feel of the iconic 1977-78 Harley-Davidson® XLCR Café Racer model, and re-imagines the style for the modern era. Add clip-on bars with mid or rear foot controls and you will get the riding posture typical of a Café Racer, closer to the tank for […]

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Joke Of The Week

While golfing, I accidentally overturned my golf cart. A  very attractive golfer who lived in a villa on the golf course, heard the noise and called out, “Are you okay?” “I’m okay, thanks,” I replied as I pulled myself out of the twisted cart. She said, “Come up to my villa, rest a while, and […]

An Ironhead Chopper Named Trucky

15 years already that Taber Nash professionally dedicates all his time to the manufacturing of very unique motorcycles and of unusual parts and leather goods. Addicted to swap meets, he collects everything catching up his eye because visually exciting or representative of a certain time in our motorcycle history. To most, even among bikers, there would […]

Mini Oval Micro Mirrors

With a convex glass and a dimesion of 4” w x 1 1/2” h, these micro mirrors may be big enough to some on a dresser and for sure on any smaller bike, either Harley, Victory, Indian or metric model. Each mirror, left and right, including hardware, is sold individually. MSRP $49.95. At Arlen Ness.

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Indian Twin Cities MN. Set To Break Its Own Guinness Record During 2nd Annual Indian Motorcycle Bike Week August 13-21st

Indian Motorcycle of the Twin Cities, Owner Art Welch, who set a Guinness World Record last year is now on the path to breaking his own record for Indian riders attendance. The events will occur the week after Sturgis at Minnesota’s premier Indian Motorcycle location.  It will benefit from an additional 7000 square feet of space […]

Joke Of The Week

The Pastors Wife The pastor’s wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a pay rise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor’s family expanded so would his pay. After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting […]

Black Mamba. A 1973 Honda CB550

Rarely a custom Honda has looked so good to me. It’s the work of Hookie Co, a Germany-based motorcycle builder specializing in building Cafe and Street Racers. Their philosophy? The best when you can apply it. Work slow, steady with a sharp eye for beautiful details… The Black Mamba is a minimal 1973 Honda CB550 […]

Gold Knurled Moto Grips

Knurled grips are first to ensure good grip without tearing up your hands or gloves. Then, it may be for look. So, if you ride hard, maybe do a wheelie from time to time or occasionally hole-shot at stoplights, knurled grips offer the security of good grip/no slip. Offered in gold anodizing for Harley pull […]

Thought Of The Day

    “Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” Tim Berners-Lee (Inventor of the World Wide Web)

New Oil Products For Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Touring Models

Oil Catcher Drain Funnel. This new Oil Catcher Drain Funnel (P/N 62700199, $22.95) was made specifically for servicing the new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine. Harley-Davidson says it fits securely around the oil filter mounting bracket while providing access to spin the filter off its mount. Oil is captured in the funnel and drains through a tube […]

Motorcycle Versus Car Insurance

If you already know and understand the basics of car insurance coverage, you’re in good shape to know the basics of motorcycle insurance coverage. But there are some differences between motorcycle and car insurance. Motorcycle insurance, which is required in nearly every state, helps to protect the owners’ investments in cases of collisions, theft, injury, […]

Custom Chrome Europe “At Night” Music Video

in 2016, Custom Chrome Europe produced a Western Spaghetti to introduce its yearly “Bolt-on And Ride” motorcycles. This year the company is introducing 5 “Ride Unrivaled” bikes (4 custom Harley and 1 Indian Scout. The 5 builders who have created these custom bikes for CCE are: Fred Kodlin, Thunderbike, Harley-Davidson Würzburg Village, Zassels Custom Bikes […]

Harley-Davidson Among Bidders To Buy Italian Ducati

Numerous sources state that Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian Ducati put up for sale by German carmaker Volkswagen, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion) Others are also preparing to bid: Bajaj Auto […]

Confederate Fighter Motorcycle In The Production Of Transformer Movie, The Last Knight.

Confederate Motorcycles, creator of some of the world’s most exotic road-going machines, has announced that it’s most advanced motorcycle yet, the P51 Combat Fighter, has been included in the production of Transformers: The Last Knight. The Decepticon, Mohawk, will appear as a Fighter in it’s disguised vehicle form. H. Matthew Chambers, CEO of Confederate Motorcycles, […]

Tennessee Motorcycles & Music Revival Sept 28-Oct 1.

From a PR. American country music singer-songwriter with a 60 years career Loretta Lynn wiill be hosting in her ranch the Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival Sept. 28-Oct 1. The event will host motorcycle riders of all makes, models and years at one of the most storied and beautiful ranches in the great state of […]

Michelin Partners With Worldwide All Female Motorcycle Collective “The Litas”

Michelin has announced a new partnership with female-centric motorcycle group, The Litas. What started as a small group of women who love to ride motorcycles in Salt Lake City in late 2014, has grown to a massive network of female motorcycle enthusiasts that has 140 branches in nearly 20 countries. With more than 3,000 members […]

Tenth Annual Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show

Cafe Racer Magazine editor Mike Seate just reminded me about his 10th annual bike show. So get those polishing rags and wrenches humming at the 2017 Cafe Racer Reader;s Ride-In-Bike Show. It will be held on Saturday, August 12 at the War Memorial Park in Sewickley, Pennsylvania The event has always drawn an impressive and […]

Extended Seat Bolt For Harley Motorcycles

If you have ever struggled with your Harley factory seat bolt (yes you did), you know what I am talking about. Just upgrade it to an extended one with a 2” body Length, making it much more accessible to take your seat on and off. With a knurled handle to provide an easy grip, this […]

Retrospeed Yamaha XS650 Chopper Project

Believe it or not, this ground up custom project may be the first and the last one of Wisconsin motorcycle shop Retrospeed. The reason? Young owner Brady Ingelse never wanted to be a custom builder per say. His business specializes only in vintage repairs and restorations, not in custom building. And even after the success […]

Nostalgia Headlights

Thanks to a rib design, these 5 3/4” headlights with bottom mount are both classic and nostalgic. They are CNC machined forged aluminum and equipped with a DOT approved H-4 bulb. 3/4 wide mount for 3/8” bolt included. MRSP $489.96.  In Chrome, Black Ops, Contrast, Machine Ops Cut. At Roland Sands Design.

American Flat Track. Indian Motorcycle Jared Mees Takes His Second Straight Win At The OKC Mile

American Flat Track’s return visit to the OKC Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle in Oklahoma City, Okla., lived up to every bit of the hype on Saturday night June 17 at Remington Park. Despite being presented with every opportunity to ease up in the intense heat and accept a safe runner-up result to claim sole […]

Snakeeyes Lights

As far as I know these Snakeyes® are the first of their kind lighting system to smooth the transition between the backrest and Tour-Pak of Harley Tourers.. They feature custom housing with bright red run/brake lights as well as amber turn signals. An easy install, the Snakeyes® are affixed with 3M automotive grade adhesive and […]

Joke Of The Week

The Ventriloquist A young ventriloquist is touring Boston and puts on a show in a local Chemical Lab. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes. Suddenly, Shelly, a blonde woman in the lab stands on her chair and starts shouting, “I’ve heard enough of your stupid blonde […]

Flash Back. Gorgeous 1954 AJS 18.

It is one of the last models produced before AMC merged with Norton Competition model for the emerging Scrambler market and was produced until 1955. Almost identical, it looks like the G30Matchless. Rigid rear suspension of the original Model 18 was offered even after the spring-frame was introduced. The engine, a SOHC with a capacity […]



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