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3 Custom Motorcycle Builders. One Passion Or Addiction. The Road To Mama Tried.

Three builders, three styles, one passion. Bike & Builder: the Road to Mama Tried is a new series from the creators of Choppertown. Far from the standard reality TV format, this show takes viewers into the minds and hearts of three very different custom motorcycle builders from across the USA as they prepare their newest […]

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Polaris Industries Second Quarter 2017 Results. Indian Motorcycle Retail Sales Increased 17% For Quarter.

Overall Polaris Industries sales for the second quarter of 2017 increased 21% to $1,364.9 million. Second quarter 2017 reported net income was $0.97 per diluted share; adjusted net income for the same period was $1.16 per diluted share, slightly ahead of expectations Polaris North American ORV unit retail sales were down low-single digits percent, a […]

Burt Munro’s Great Nephew Lee Munro Reached 186.681 MPH On A 2017 Custom Indian Scout. A New Speed Record In The MPS-G Class.

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, his great-nephew Lee Munro has set at the El Mirage Speed Trials in Southern California.a new speed record on a customized Polaris Indian Scout. The speed was 186.681 mph (300.4 km/h) with a v-twin 1350 Scout engine for a new […]

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Harley-Davidson Q2 Sales Down 9.3% In US, 6.7% Worldwide. Profit Down. Cutting Again 2017 Shipping To Dealers Forecast.

This morning Tuesday July 18, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) announced that during 2nd quarter worldwide retail motorcycle sales were down 6.7 percent. Retail motorcycle sales in the U.S. were down 9.3 percent. Harley-Davidson’s international retail sales decreased 2.3 percent. New retail motorcycle sales in the U.S. were down primarily driven by weak industry conditions. New retail […]

Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle 2018 Scout Bobber. Blacked Out. 100 HP. Knobby Tires. Two-Tone Leather Seat.

The Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team has taken the Scout model even further forward, developing a production Bobber that can be bought direct from an Indian dealer. The 3rd and newest member of the Scout family pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of America’s post-war past. The Scout Bobber is a minimalist approach to […]

Flashback. 1940 Crocker Big Tank.

Because of their quality and rarity (nobody knows for sure how many V-Twin Crocker were produced, about 100 units with 65 still in existence), they are some of the most expensive motorcycles ($276,500+) you can buy. Original buyers had to chose the engine displacement, from 80” to 91” or 1491 cc. Owner Albert Crocker ended […]

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Carey Hart Gets Tattooed With Ink Made With Carbon From His Own Indian Motorcycle. You Can Too.

Motorcycles are in your blood. In Carey Hart’s too. A third-generation motocross rider, in 2003, he was the first man to land a back flip on a motorcycle and now is either building or riding bikes or donating his time to a multitude of worthy charities. The bond between Carey and riding has never been […]

Custom Sportster Tracker

When you spend most of your youth re-drawing on paper the 2 and 4-wheel world, you may become obsessive with everything motorcycle racing. And if you have access to professional competition as a race team mechanic for Ducati and later as a team coordinator for Suzuki, probability is extremely high that one day you will […]

Flashback. 1969 Norton Commando 750S.

It’s one of the most famous British bikes produced by Norton-Villiers from 1967 until 1977. Despite the Norton Commando being a pre-unit construction (meaning where the engine and gearbox are separate components with their own oil reservoirs) and numerous design problems addressed over the years, although some persisted until the end of production, the Commando […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Vice President Pence May Address The Motorcycle Industry At AIMExpo In September. It helps that VP Pence is an avid motorcyclist who recently has been seen astride his Harley-Davidson. He even just named his new dog ‘Harley’. And it was national news when Harley-Davidson’s executive team had been invited to the White House in January, […]

26th European HOG Rally & Swiss Harley Days in Lugano, Switzerland. June 29-July 2.

The beautiful southern Switzerland city of Lugano hosted the 26th Annual European H.O.G. Rally and Harley Days with unfortunately some bad weather that you don’t expect when you ride in July south of the alps. Nevertheless, thousands of Harley-Davidson riders, the Swiss Harley dealers and obviously a lot of Northern-Italy based customizers attended one of […]

The Thiverval. The Krugger Treatment Applied To The Ducati XDiavel.

During these last years, Freddie Bertrand from Krugger Motorcycles, has evolved from being a super great custom builder – he is twice AMD world Champion Of Custom Bike Building in 2010 and 2014- to becoming a design and development consultant offering his services to professionals and major motorcycle manufacturers. The reason? Freddie is not only […]

New Fat Front Fender For Harley Bagger Fitted With Front Wide Tire

Pickard USA developed the “Meat Head”, currently the only true bolt-on fat front tire kit for Harley Touring Models 2013 and down. Other Harley wide tire kits require special cut fork cans, triple trees, and a fender with the sides notched out so the tire will have adequate clearance. The “Meat Head” saves hundreds of […]

Limited Edition Of 50 Indian Scout FTR750 Now Available

The new Indian Scout FTR750 was purpose-built to revolutionize Flat Track Racing. But the motorcycle industry and Indian fans alike were unsure as to what to expect. The Scout FTR750, which won the first eight races of the season and has captured 22 of 27 podiums this season, has been running in a class of […]

Financing A Custom Motorcycle? Builder Jeff Nicklus Announces Financial Services Package.

From A PR. Everyone who knows anything about motorcycles knows there is nothing on earth like a hand built motorcycle, particularly one made in the USA by a Master Bike Builder. But owning a custom production bike has traditionally been a big investment decision – it was cash or no bike. So being able to […]

South Paw Motorcycle By Deux Ex Machina

The Honda VTR 250 is not normally associated with flat track racing. Until now, thanks to a transformation made by Deus Ex Machina. South Paw is the result of works based on a series of 1:1 sketches with body shaped by hand before being formed in a carbon fiber, woven glass and epoxy to mimic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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