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2-Stroke MIG Bike. No Afterburner.

Recently, I ran a feature called “The Way They Do It In Poland” in reference to the Poznan Motor Show. One of the custom bikes I published was intriguing enough for some of you to request its specs. Info that I got easily from Motographer Horst Roesler who was on location at the Polish event […]

Harley-Davidson Adds Adreline Pulsing Hillclimb To The 15th Anniversary.

Harley-Davidson Unveils More than 80 Events Across 20+ Venues, All Packed Into Five Days.The Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Hillclimb, which will offer a taste of Harley-Davidson heritage while showcasing the heart-pumping excitement of today’s racing action, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1 at Little Switzerland, a 200-foot-high ski hill in Slinger, Wis. “It will be rider […]

Giappone Vintage Racer

Even if you are not into Japanese motorcycles, you may be familiar with the Kawasaki KZ 1000. The two main reasons are that they were ridden by California Highway Patrol officers Ponch and Jon of the 1977–1984 TV show CHiPs and 14 of them were used in the 1979 Mad Max movie. With the Giappone […]

Sixth Sturgis Annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer Brings Friends Back to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Aug. 5

Snap Fabrication’s Joe Mielke brings the custom culture charity event of the season back to the Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads to benefit LifeScape of South Dakota. The sixth annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer is a unique social opportunity to hang out and talk motorcycles with friends while admiring what some consider the best-handling Harley-Davidsons ever […]

Thought Of The Day

      “From reading and asking questions, you broaden your knowledge, your thinking, every aspect of your life.” Bernard Marcus, Cofounder of The Home Depot

Large Touring Double Diamond Stitch That Accepts Frame Mounted Backrests

Very versatile seat with a few customization options. Accepts driver backrest assembly (sold separately). Also works with H-D OEM frame-mounted backrest mechanism and backrest pad. Solar-reflective leather in the seating area and automotive-grade vinyl on the sides. Solar-reflective leather is made using a patented process and it reduces surface temperature by as much as 25° […]

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Sportster For Her

The nimble Sportster® remains one of the favorite for ladies looking for an easy and fun ride. A good rear suspension travel, a low comfortable seat and easy-reach handlebars in a small package give them the confidence they need. And when men gift a bike to their significant other, chances are that one of the […]

Why Old Men Don’t Get Hired

A retired gentleman saw an ad for a job that he thought would interest him. The hours fit hit schedule and the company appealed to him. He made an appointment for a job interview and at the appointed time arrived. The interview proceeded … Human Resources Manager: “What is you biggest weakness?” Retiree: “Honesty” Human Resources Manager: “I don’t […]

Flashback. 1911 Racycle.

Started in 1895, the Miami Cycle Manufacturing Company was building bicycles and Motorcycles using names Racycle, and Miami. In 1911, it purchased Merkel wth all production moved to Middletown Ohio. This acquisition gave Miami Cycle Manufacturing the high-end motorcycle model that it needed to be regarded as a premiere manufacturer. The Racycle was the lower […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Confirms LiveWire on Schedule for 2019 Release. An aging primary demographic is forcing the American manufacturer to shift its current marketing and branding strategies in an effort to stay relevant, and profitable. No model better encompasses this change in direction than the upcoming, fully-electric Livewire—which Harley just confirmed is still poised for a debut […]

Legacy Collection For Indian SCOUTS.

Throughout its history, the Indian Scout has been one of the most versatile V-twin platforms. The new Kuryakyn Legacy collection celebrates its rich heritage bycombining bold lines, dimensional depth, and traditional fit and finish for a classically balanced look. Designed with the Scout’s timeless styling in mind, the Legacy collection features a full line of […]

Zipper’s High Performance Headwork

Looking for a trusted source for your performance cylinder head work? For 37 years , Zipper’s Performance has been known for reliable, high quality performance components, and its headwork has always been considered top notch. Over the last several years, “we have made investments in technology and equipment that has allowed us to lower cost […]

Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker On The FTR1200 Custom

fA fun video of Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker spinning some laps on the FTR1200 Custom, the one-off build that was unveiled last fall at EICMA.

New Harley-Davidson Helmets: 
New School Technology, Old School Style 

Ride with Unmistakable Harley-Davidson Style  

Enjoy the latest comfort and performance features in new helmets for men and women from the Harley-Davidson® Riding Gear & Apparel line.  Ideal for the avid rider, the new Mason’s Yard Sun Shield S05 3/4 Helmet $300*) offers a combination of coverage and freedom. Giving this 3/4 helmet a sporty look, a matte colorblock design is […]

Thought Of The Day

        “Education is the bedrock from which to build one’s American dream.” Alejandra Castillo, CEO of the YWCA

Born For The Street

The small Indian Scout cruiser has enjoyed the largest media coverage of any new factory motorcycle launched during these last years. Inevitably, to personalize their new ride, many buyers were tempted to go to the “preppy route” of a theme bike that most of the time has nothing to do with…Indian legacy or even with […]

Cyril Huze. I Will Retire May 15.

Due to a health issue discovered in 2017 requiring all my attention, I can no longer focus 100% on writing the Cyril Huze Post and traveling intensively in the US and abroad. Consequently, I plan to retire and turn a new corner in my life to see what it has in store for me. The […]

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 1913 Flying Merkel Twin Named “Best Of Show”.

Attended by more than 3,000 people from around the world, the annual event included appearances by icons of motorcycle racing and design, a stunning display of the rarest, fastest and most beautiful motorcycles in history, an array of artisanal local cuisine. More than 350 bikes on display Four featured classes Arlen Ness Private Collection (not […]

Fresno Riding Shoe By RSD

The Fresno Riding Shoe by Roland Sands DesignSD blends the classic look and feel of an old-school skateboard shoe with modern motorcycle functionality and protection. Only the finest quality top grain cowhide is used to construct the upper and the reinforced ankle, toe box and heel cup will keep you protected. A fully waterproof membrane […]

NEW –  Grand National and Slash Cut Slip-ons for 05-17 Dyna Models

The Dyna platform may have ceased production, but they remain an important part of the custom scene and companies like S&S Cycle continue to make cool parts for them! Their latest includes slip on mufflers in two different formats designed to look good and make big power. The Grand National version is styled after their […]

Flash Back.1902 Harry R. Geer. Blue Bird.

The Harry Geer company from St Louis, Missouri specialized in motors and castings for air ships, then diversified into motorcycles in 1902. Only about 150 units of this 4 hp, 140 lbs Blue Bird model advertised at the time with a speed of 5 to 50 mph. With more than 250 firms assembling these dangerous […]

Nexo 4.00 Inverted Adjustable Front Fork

Rebuffini has designed and developed the new innovative Nexo 4.0 inverted front end to offer supreme performance to Harley-Davidson™ motorcycles. With 46 mm diameter inner tube and 58 mm clamps. Adjustable with almost innumerable settings in order to personalize any need such as spring preload (on the cap), compression (on the leg) and extension (on […]

Easy To Fit Solid Brass Exhaust Tips

Manufactured by Paughco as precision fit into 1 ¾” and 2” straight cut drag pipes, the tips are easily installed in minutes. Simply slip the tip into your pipe, drill a hole for the retaining screw and secure in place. That’s it! With 2 styles to choose from, the tips give a classy Old School […]

Jared Mees Takes Victory, Chad Cose & Indian Motorcycle of OKC Finish Third.

Indian Motorcycle Racing and reigning 2017 American Flat Track (AFT) Champion Jared Mees secured the top leaderboard position with a win at the Texas Half-Mile. Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City Privateer Chad Cose secured his first career AFT Twins podium with a strong third-place finish after setting the top qualifying time. Meanwhile, fellow Scout FTR750 […]

Indian Motorcycle Debuts its Spring/Summer 2018 Apparel Collection

The collection includes all new products and categories, each designed and developed by a dedicated in-house team of professionals. The line includes the launch of Indian Motorcycle’s most comprehensive range of motorcycle helmets to date, new riding jackets for men and women, gloves, footwear, and a wide range of casual-wear items such as graphic tees, […]

Fat Max. Post-Apocaliptic Custom Building.

You nay not like theme bikes but belong to those who are interested by the violent, post apocalyptic world as described in the Mad Max movie (1979), giving rise to three sequels, Mad Max 2 (1981), Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Fury Road (2015). The orginal  distopian action Mad Max movie, and all series, got a […]



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