My 1st encounter with the recently launched 2016 model-year Indian Chief Dark Horse was during Daytona Bike Week. It is built upon the successful Indian® Chief® platform and features the same Chief’s powerful 111-cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine, electronic cruise control, keyless ignition, and ABS braking but it loses the oil cooler, analogue fuel gauge and […]
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S&S Cycle tells about what makes the new TC3 oil pumps for 1999-present Harley-Davidson® big twin engines special. Why you should replace your failed stock oil pump with an S&S TC3 oil pump instead of another one just like the one that failed?
South Dakota Speed Limit Raised To 80 mph On Interstate Highways 90 and 29. An amendment to South Dakota Senate Bill 1 passed Tuesday March 24, 2015 changing the speed limit on the state’s two interstate highways. When the new law takes effect on April 1, you’ll legally be able to travel at 80 mph instead […]
From Japanese and globe-trotter custom builder Ken Nagai, these hot-rod inspired gas caps for all those who, like him, consider that details create style. It always been his philosophy to offer a fresh perspective on American motorcycle design. For his line of custom parts, focus is always on adding fine details. Sold with weld on […]
Permanent Harley-Davidson Rally Point To Be Completed For The 2015 Sturgis Rally. Sturgis 2nd Street Renamed Harley-Davidson Way.Published by Cyril Huze March 26th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Building on the 75-year agreement that makes Harley-Davidson the rally’s official motorcycle, Harley-Davidson broke ground to start construction of The Harley-Davidson Rally Point, the city’s new permanent year-round space for riders. The Rally Point, at the corner of Main Street and 2nd Street, (renamed Harley-Davidson Way) will include a stage for events, concerts and weddings. […]
After Daytona Bike week where was shot this video, S&S® Cycle is now in Scottsdale for Arizona Bike week (March 25-28) where the company will exhibit its 143″ machine and provide free installation for any S&S Power Tune Performance Exhaust and custom tips for Harley-Davidson Dyna® and Softail® models.
When I announced on March 13th that Harley-Davidson would be laying-off 169 employees or 21.1% of its workforce at its 400,000 sq. ft Kansas facility, I mentioned that the company didn’t elaborate for the decision. Some of you commented that probably Harley intended to replace full time workers with seasonal employees. A few days after […]
A public education video campaign that the TAC (Transport Accident Commission) in running in Australia has provoked negative reactions from a lot of motorcyclists.. If it’s true that a rider can, in some circumstances, avoid a collision thanks to low speed, it remains that in this video, many noticed that the car driver didn’t stop […]
Kick it with ease after installing the new Softail® Ergonomic Jiffy Stand (P/N 50000091, $99.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. A ball-tipped extension is shaped to simplify locating the boot tab, making it easier to swing the jiffy stand into its deployed and retracted positions. The move feels more natural and adds confidence […]
The 112th edition of the SWISS-MOTO Motorcycle and Tuning Show (Feb 19-22) broke all records with more than 70,000 visitors. Under the motto of Speed, the show organizers showcased a range of dragsters with world’s fastest bike pilot Rocky Robinson and Swiss speed junkie, Urs Erbacher explaining their race machines. The jury of customizers from Germany […]
Craig Arrojo, CEO of Champion Investments, owner since 2012 of Lehman Trikes, announced that the Spearfish manufacturing facility will close. The operation will progressively be moved during the next couple of months to a new 43,000-square-foot facility in Garden Grove, California. Arroyo justifies his decision by the fact that the Spearfish location is isolated in […]
Last weekend at the Mecum Auction in Las Vegas, a 1915 Cyclone board racer motorcycle once owned by Steve McQueen sold for a cool $775,000. With a production run lasting only three years starting in 1913, the Cyclone has always generated a lot of excitement. The 1915 Cyclone was part of the E.J. Cole collection […]
The “Moon” is of course Bonneville. For the last 3 years, a filming crew follows the efforts of Scott Kolb to get a 200+ mph Land Speed Record on a 125cc motorcycle. It is estimated that it will take one or two more years to complete the project: both to succeed in the LSR attempt […]
People are now accustomed to having the Internet available in their pockets via their smart phones or small tablets. For bikers, many different adjustable brackets are already available to attach an electronic device to your motorcycle bars. What about an iPhone or iPod ready dashboard? Sinister Wheel offers a built-in-house dashboard to keep your device […]
The US decade-long trend of big cruisers and touring bikes for baby boomers with disposable income is not over yet. But it’s only recently that the same trend is really perceptible in Europe. Not that the old continent is younger, but probably because of cost and because the roads and streets infrastructure is less appropriate […]
A true artist, a master of leather art whose work is adorning the custom motorcycles of the best builders. Adam Croft refreshed his site with pictures of his most recent FN Made Chopper and Bobber series seats. Nothing impossible for this man who will always go way beyond your expectations. And if you don’t need […]
The Deaf Wife Problem. Bert feared his wife Peggy wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem. The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could […]
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has teamed up with Victory Motorcycles, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Epiphone Guitar and AMSOIL to give one lucky Buffalo Chip fan their own 2014 Victory Gunner, customized by renowned builder Cory Ness. This one-of-a-kind low-profile hot rod features a solid pro-stock rear section, a stout front end, loads of rock ‘n’ roll […]
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” Hannah More
You know that the carburetor controls the ratio of the fuel/air mixture entering the engine and that the float controls the amount of fuel that enters the float chamber, restricting or cutting off the supply by its settings. Sooner or later you may need to do a jet change while tuning your carb or having […]
For The 1st Time Sturgis To Open City Park To Vendors During The 75th Rally. Sturgis city officials have announced there will be vendors and motorcycle shows and exhibitions in the Sturgis City Park during this year’s rally. It will include motorcycle stunt shows, freestyle motocross, motorcycle shows, family friendly music concerts, etc. The Sturgis […]
Artist and Designer Steve Soffa Creates Licensed Official Sturgis 75th Anniversary Timepieces and Jewelry CollectionPublished by Cyril Huze March 20th, 2015 in Editorial, Events and Merchandise.
The Sturgis 75th Anniversary Rally is August 3-9, 2015. Expect a deluge of commemorative souvenirs. This week, award-winning artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa debuts a new licensed line of Sturgis 75th Anniversary Commemorative timepieces and jewelry to celebrate the notable anniversary year of the rally. The new collectable line boasts creative interpretations of the […]
Although discreet on the show tour, Russell Mitchell at Exile Cycles is extremely busy creating custom bikes built from the ground up in a style that belongs only to him and also designing new bolt-on parts for customers opting for the Harley make-over. Russell tells me that half of his shop work is “scratch-built” bikes […]
(Photography @ Horst Roesler, @ Regina Graf Springer, @ Manfred Graf for Cyril Huze)