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Victory Racing Electric Empulse And Gas Powered Project 156 Win Their Respective Classes At The 2016 Pikes Peak International Climb.

Showcasing its Modern American Muscle powered both by gas and electric motors, Victory Motorcycles® is proud to announce that Victory Racing’s® electric Empulse® RR ridden by Cycle World’s Road Test Editor Don Canet and gas-powered Project 156™ piloted by Jeremy Toye accelerated away from the competition to win their respective classes at the 2016 Pikes […]

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Drag Racing Special Exhibit At Harley-Davidson Museum. June 17 – September 5.

A new special exhibit about the history and culture of drag racing and the mad scientists of speed is going on right now at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Two years in the works, it will feature historical bikes including “The Beast” Chet Herbert’s Harley-Davidson, gassers and hot rodders and artifacts from legendary artists such as Ed […]

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Iron King By Thunderbike

Harley-Davidson made the new Sportster Iron 883 intentionally raw and rough around the edges. But not enough for most custom builders, especially if the builder is a Harley dealer competing against other dealers for the bragging rights of being the King in the factory-organized “Battle Of The Kings” This Iron 883 makeover is an excellent […]

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2016 American International Motorcycle Expo To Showcase Custom Culture

In recognition of the continued rise in popularity and influence of the custom bike-building culture of motorcycling, the 2016 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is unveiled a brand new showcase known as “Custom Culture at AIMExpo.” Key components are: – the Championship of the Americas bike builders competition – the Standard Motorcycle Co. Showcase of […]

In Australia. Limited Edition New Indian Scout Mk II.

It may be a trend to be followed in the US and other countries. For the second time Australia Indian Motorcycle is offering a new 2016 customized Indian Scout in limited edition of 10 units. In black & gold trim with black wire wheels and a spring solo seat, it is inspired by a 1935 […]

2nd Annual Indian Motorcycle Veterans Charity Ride Supported By Mark Wahlberg

The 2016 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis is a 1,776-mile, multi-state tour that uses Indian motorcycles as therapy for wounded and amputee veterans. Veterans are hand selected from all branches of the military to experience motorcycle therapy on Indian motorcycles, trikes and Champion sidecars while riding from Los Angeles to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in […]

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Battle Of The Kings Contest. Winner Of Region Of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

211 Harley dealers from 12 countries participated in the contest consisting of customizing a Sportster Iron 883. The catch, each bike must ultimately be offered for sale for a maximum of 16660 euros or $18,600. A total of 65,000 fans voted online to choose the 12 best projects. At the Wheels & Waves event in […]

13th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest. Announcing Builders To Participate To Artistry In Iron Championship.

The annual invitation only competition “Artistry In Iron“, sponsored by Steve Soffa Enterprises and Paughco, will include 19 award winning builders. A limited number of builders are invited to participate annually. “Each year we invite those on the cutting edge as well as some past participants and they never cease to amaze us with the […]

New Bolt-On Screamin’ Eagle 110 Stage III Street Performance Kit

You can transform a Twin Cam™ High Output 103 powertrain into a fast, reliable 110-cubic-inch Harley-Davidson® Twin Cam™ hauler for Softail® and Touring models – without removing the motor from the chassis or losing the factory warranty. The Screamin’ Eagle® Bolt On 110 Stage III Street Performance Kit (P/N 92500035 Black Highlighted, $1,849.95) from Harley-Davidson® combines […]

Custom Parallel Twin Indian Scout

I bet that very few among you know that Indian produced a Parallel Twin. In 1945, at the end of WW2, Indian thought that the V-Twin Scout was becoming obsolete. The company started to invest in research and development for an OHV Torque series directly inspired by twin British motorcycles. As a matter of fact […]

Custom Tribute To The Legendary BMW R 5

The BMW R5 was released 81 years ago, in 1935. To pay tribute to this German motorcycle legend, the BMW Motorrad Design Team selected Swedish shop Unique Custom Cycles to reimagine and reengineer it taking for inspiration the 30’s racers. Working from sketches provided by BMW, components such as the frame, gas tank and rear […]

AIMExpo Orlando October 13-16, 2016. Custom Bike Showcase.

The 4th annual AIMExpo will highlight again the ingenuity of the entire American powersports industry in Orlando June 13 to 16. Among the many reasons for attending the show, The Championship Of The Americas will be a showcase of design, engineering and creativity by custom bike builders from as far north as Greenland all the […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Matchless To Issue 6% Yield Bonds To Produce New Motorcycle Models. Until now the Malenotti family, owner of the Matchless brand, is only licensing the brand name for a motorcycle/casual clothing line. But the Malenottis are looking for funding to produce 2 motorcycles. At least a £5 million or about US $7 million budget, which […]

Setting An Indian Motorcycle Guinness World Record In 2016

To celebrate the 115th Anniversary of Indian Motorcycle, Art Welch, owner of Twin Cities Indian Motorcycle in St Paul, MN is organizing his own Indian Bike Week August 18-22. At that time, he also wants to set a Guinness world Record for the Longest parade and line-up of Indian Motorcycles. During the days of celebration, […]

Official. Indian Motorcycle Returns To AMA Pro Flat Track With Proprietary New Scout Engine.

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company just announced its re-entry into the AMA Pro Flat Track series with its first full-factory racing effort since the 1950s. Indian Motorcycle Racing will utilize a new and proprietary Scout FTR 750 liquid-cooled 750cc four-valve V-Twin competition engine specifically designed for flat track and engineered into a specially built […]

Crafted To Perfection Knucklehead

It’s one of the most desirable Harley models and if you are looking for one in its original/untouched state, good luck to you during your price negotiation. The Knucklehead (1936-1947) is not only sought after as a motorcycle but also as a stand alone motor. Many very reputable builders that I know are actively looking […]

Indian Motorcycle Celebrates Its 115th anniversary

This year marks 115 years since George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom started working together to make Indian motorcycles. In 1897 George Hendee was already manufacturing push bikes with the name ‘American Indian’, but this was shortened to ‘Indian’. Three years later in 1900, Oscar Hedstrom joined the firm. Both Hendee and Hedstrom were former bicycle […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson May Reintroduce A Dyna Sport Glide Model. US and European trademark registrations have been filed by Harley-Davidson for the name Sport Glide. Harley ceased production of the FXRT Sport Glide in 1993 after a 10-year run. It’s possible that a new Dyna Sport Glide would be a mid-weight tourer with fairing. Although there is […]

2016 Sturgis Rally. Moto Stampede At The Buffalo Chip.

Roland Sands Design’s Super Hooligan Showdown. Interested in watching unruly Flat Track Racing? Come to see this crazy crew of unruly racers in a series of Super Hooligan events. It will happen Wednesday August 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater. See the dirt fly and experience a serious adrenaline spike […]

Ahead Of TT Zero Race Willian Dunlop Powers To 115.431 mph The Electric Victory RR

The new Victory RR electric motorcycle has been developed over the past year using data gathered during last year’s TT Zero and is ridden by William Dunlop. Victory Racing has successfully run its new Victory RR bike in the practice sessions ahead of the TT Zero race, achieving a 115.431 mph lap. It was also Victory […]

‘Grizzly’ On Time To Set New Motorcycle World Record Around The World

“Grizzly” is 50 riding days into setting a world record atop a Victory Cross Country Tour. After traveling 29,888 miles over 46 days and 15 hours, Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita is well on his way to achieving his quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 […]

Custom Triumph Bonneville. Cafe Performance First. Aesthetics Second.

Aesthetics may be the first thing attracting us to any custom bike. Doesn’t mean that the builder made it his priority. As a matter of fact, brothers Mert and Can Uzer of Bunker Custon Cycles have for philosophy to always focus first on performance and rideability, then in a second step reshaping the bike to […]

Motorcycles As Art By Michael Lichter. Skin & Bones Tattoo Inspired Motorcycles To Be Exhibited At Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

Custom motorcycle builders and artists prove beauty isn’t just skin deep in the Skin & Bones Sturgis exhibition curated by Michael Lichter. The one-time “Skin & Bones” motorcycles will be exhibited at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center (entrance near the east gate) from Sunday August 7 to Friday August 12, from 2 […]

Harley-Davidson Back To Flat-Track Racing At X Games Austin. Race Is Live Tonight On ESPN & ABC.

Flat-Track Racing is set to open ESPN’s X Games Austin this evening Thursday June 2. In its second year as an X Games medaled event, Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing will feature top motorcycle racers from around the world going head-to-head on the challenging Circuit of The Americas dirt half-mile. Competitors will race for the first gold […]

FXR Forever. Sturgis 4th Annual Harley FXR Show. on Sunday August 7, 2016.

During the 76th Sturgis Rally. the 4th Annual FXR Show will be held on the grounds at the Sturgis Dragway, no more at the Sturgis City Park. The format of the show will be much the same as it has been for the first three years. Creator of the show Joe Mielke said “If you’re […]

2016 Magic Bike Germany On The Rhine River

Last weekend May 26-29 motorcycle madness in Germany was at Magic Bike Ruedesheim on the Rhine river. The German tourist destination out of Frankfurt has been a popular destination for decades, but nothing prepared the town for what was rolling into town for the 15th anniversary of the event that started as a local meet […]



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