Early this Wednesday morning, Polaris (NYSE:PII) roared ahead of third-quarter earnings estimates due in part to its reinvigorated Indian motorcycle line. Earnings per share minus items climbed 26% to $2.06 on an 18% rise in revenue to $1.3 billion. Polaris has beaten quarterly earnings estimates for more than two years in a row. Wall Street […]
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Polaris 3rd Quarter Earnings Jump 26% On Strong Sales Gains Due In Part To Its Indian Motorcycle LinePublished by Cyril Huze October 22nd, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Dressing up the outer fairing of a tourer is a favorite easy-to-do customizing job. And Küryakyn is now offering a set of trim accents to do the trick on all 2014-2015 Indian Chieftain models. You can enhance the natural body lines of the Chieftain’s outer fairing with the new Windshield Trim (P/N 5620) and Fairing […]
Pink is more than a color. For many brands, including Harley-Davidson, it’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer. For Harley, its family of riders, dealers and enthusiasts, the pink label program is a way, through clothing sales, to help those women affected by breast cancer, making sure that nobody rides alone through […]
With more bike shows, all new truck, jeep & classic car shows and, more free concerts on two stages. The Lone Star Rally is jam packed with entertainment for all ages, day and night, all weekend long. For up to the minute information and special offers, download the FREE, official Lone Star Rally smartphone App from […]
Veteran actor Michael Madsen, a pal of Dennis Hopper that he met while making the Quentin Tarantino-produced biker movie ‘Hell Ride, was so outraged when he read the LA Times story about the sale for 1.35 million (1.62 million with auction fees) of the reportedly authentic Captain America motorcycle used in the “Easy Rider” movie, […]
Following on the heels of Roadsmith’s already popular Indian Chieftain trike, the Minneapolis company unveils the new Indian Roadmaster trike with the addition of its large trunk, passenger backrest, adjustable floorboards and heated seat, promising the larger storage capacity and passenger comfort necessary for serious two-up trike touring. Known for their many original innovations in […]
New for the Harley FL platform, Progressive Suspension introduces the ULTRA LOW version of their 944 series Harley touring shocks. Designed to sit 2” lower than a stock HD Touring model (1” lower on a Street Glide), the brand new 944 ULTRA-LOW is the lowest version of Progressive Suspension’s 944 Series shocks. Want your bike […]
Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) this Tuesday morning October 21, 2014 reported net income of $150.1 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Milwaukee-based company said it had profit of 69 cents versus 73 cents a share, a year ago. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts was for earnings […]
That you like or despise theme custom motorcycles, you must respect and admire the fabrication skills and dedication demonstrated by Belarus/Russia custom builder Yuri Shif. Like most his of his compatriots of East Europe, especially from Poland, Lithuania & yes Ukraine, Shif is into over-extreme bikes characterized by complicated steel and aluminum structures. Terminator, his […]
The Reportedly Authentic Easy Rider Movie “Captain America” Chopper Sold For $1.3 Million At AuctionPublished by Cyril Huze October 20th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Michael Eisenberg, owner of the reportedly only original and authentic Captain America chopper still existing from the Pop Culture Easy Rider movie was auctioned this last weekend in Calabasas for US $1.3 million. The story of the “Captain America” bikes (at least 2 versions of the motorcycle have been used in the movie) is a […]
You can now add adjustable comfort and custom style to your 2014 and later Harley Road King or Street Glide Models using these Color-Matched Vented Fairing Lowers (P/N 57100257 Painted $699.95; P/N 57100258 Unpainted $449.95.) They feature an adjustable venting system that controls the amount of air circulating across the engine. On hot days, the […]
Before this fad dies (it’s already dying…), the type of ultra baggers flashing at you when you walk the different bike shows. Not at all my taste, but I am pretty certainthe builders and owners are very proud and happy.
Greg’s Custom Cycles introduces the Wicked Horn Cover as the newest addition to his tough, Deepsickness brand of custom accessories. Make a statement with this 3-pointed fiberglass design offering a quick, edgy update to your ride. Greg’s Wicked Horn Cover fits all Harley’s® with a standard cowl bell horn cover. Hand-laid fiberglass construction, gel coated, […]
For its second edition, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) – October 16 to 19 -has reached the landmark 500-exhibitor mark with a 50-percent larger floor space inside the Orlando Orange County Convention Center. The expansion is highlighted by the inclusion of eight original equipment manufacturers (OEM), each of who will provide global and North […]
Details, details…Tighten up the appearance of your 39 mm narrow glide front end with these 2 sets of hardware. A set of Radius Fork Tube Caps ($74.95) and a set of Radius Stem Bolts ($39.95). Precision machined, steel with the square broach accepting any standard 3/8″ drive ratchet for easy install. Run the full set […]
Danish custom motorcycle builder Wrenchmonkees worked with Swedish bag brand Sandqvist to design and produce this functional motorcycle bag pack. Made of black heavy, very durable 18oz cotton canvas with details in black tooling leather. Roll top closure with adjustable shoulder straps that can be concealed in a pocket on the back. The bag has […]
Voted best joke in Ireland… John O’Reilly hoisted his beer and said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life between the legs of me wife !” That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night ! He went home and told his wife, Mary, “I won the […]
For the month of October, S&S Cycle is once again offering paranormal prices on monstrous Frankenstein engines, in honor of Halloween. They’re built with first quality, non-current components so you save a bundle! Just the thing for a budget performance upgrade or a custom build. Grab yours today! Quantities are limited – when they’re gone, […]
As announced last week, the new Las Vegas Harley dealership has opened on the famed Las Vegas Strip, steps away from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign at 5191 S. Las Vegas Boulevard. The new store will commemorate its grand opening with an all day celebration and custom motorcycle raffle on Saturday, Nov. 1. The s65,000-square-foot […]
An editorial cartoon by long time subscriber Paul Jamiol on the bio fuel industry’s push for higher ethanol blends in gasoline and that bikers should be concerned. Exclusive for Cyril Huze Post.
In addition to the bike shows I announced HERE last week, Bruce Rossmeyers’s Daytona is hosting 3 bike shows starting tomorrow Thursday October 16 (photography @H. Roesler of Covington Cycles custom bagger) Thursday – October 16. Full Throttle Magazine Ride-in Show. 9:00-11:00 am. Registration. Awards 1:00 pm Southern Biker Magazine – Ladies Ride-In. 2:00-4:00 pm Registration. Awards 5:00 pm Friday – […]
Not much I know about this custom X1 Lightning, a Buell model produced between 1999 and 2002 when it succeeding the better known S1 Lighting. It was rebuilt in Italy by a shop called Sartorie Meccaniche whose philosophy or manifesto is “We believe in beauty and noisy twins…” Named Belva (meaning Wild Beast) it’s another […]
The Bridge Wheel (on the left). Comes in sizes 16” to 32”. Finish: Black with 2nd Cut to make polishing reappear. The impression Wheel. Comes in sized 16” to 30”. Finishes: all black or chrome. More info at Metalsport Wheels. 562-776-9594