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Polaris CEO Scott Wine About Polaris Growth Here And In India

On the TV show “Bloomberg Surveillance”,  Scott Wine, chairman and chief executive officer at Polaris Industries, discusses the impact of oil prices on motorcycle and off road vehicles and growth from the market in India.

Zipper's Kits For New Bikes

A Visit To Warren Lane. Artist, Custom Bike Builder And Metalsmith Extraordinaire.

I have met for the first time Warren Lane and brother Billy exactly 18 years ago. At that time, they did a job for me, widening a rigid frame to accept one of the first 200 mm rear tires wrapped on their own deep dish spoke wheel. A few months later, both started to make […]

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Picture Of The Week. 1913 Indian E 7HP Twin.

Will be offered by Bonhams Auction House at Las Vegas Motorcycle auction January 8, 2015 at Bally’s Hotel And Casino.

Progressive Suspension

TÜV Approved 6-piston Brakes And 300 MM Discs.

This past Monday, I featured the “Chica Bonita” built by by German Müller Motorcycles. I mention their own 6-piston calipers without mentioning that braking gear is this company their forte. So, let me mention, especially for my European readers, that Müller Motorcycles is also offering 6-piston brakes for their own 300 mm semi-floating discs. Bigger […]

Brammo Electric Motorcycles Turns To Crowdsourcing To raise US$ 3 Million

Brammo Inc. has selected a Miami-based crowdsourcing site to raise $3 million in convertible debt as a prelude to a larger funding round. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has raised more than $70 million to date with investors such as Polaris, Team Industries, Best Buy and Chrysalix. The funding round is open to accredited investors only […]

Tribute To The Board Tracker Style

Julian von Oheimb from German shop One Way Machine is an Applied Sciences Engineer brought up by his father around Harley Flatheads, Knuckeleheads and Pahneads. From him he learned to always respect the past, to honor the old fabrication techniques and was encouraged to build bikes not only cool to look at but also correct […]

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First 2015 Harley Road Glide 26 Inch Conversion

Only two days after receiving the first 2015 Harley Road Glide (model FLTRXS) at his Harley-Davidson Baden-Baden/Germany dealership (aka Rick’s Motorcycles), the team had the bike in pieces and the frame modified with their 2014 TÜV approved 26/30-Inch front wheel conversion. As far as I know, the result seen here is the first 2015 26” […]

Lucky Sucker. A Bolt-On Softail Kit Bike From Custom Chrome.

Custom Chrome, as other large distributors , almost always include in his catalogs examples of bikes customized or built from the ground-up using their custom parts. Parts regrouped in kits with multiple options to satisfy many tastes and budgets. “Lucky Sucker”, also name of this bike, is one of them offering individuals the opportunity to […]

Polaris 3rd Quarter Earnings Jump 26% On Strong Sales Gains Due In Part To Its Indian Motorcycle Line

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 […]

Harley-Davidson Pink Label Program To Fight Against Breast Cancer

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 […]

First Indian Roadmaster Trike By Roadsmith

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 […]

Harley-Davidson Third Quarter Earnings Beat Expectations But Revenue Misses Forecast.

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 […]

Yuri Shif Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The World Premiere Of The Terminator Movie

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 Auction

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 […]

Seen At Daytona Biketoberfest (Part 2)

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.

2014 Biketoberfest. 3 Bike Shows At Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona.

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 – […]

Cafe Racer Buell X1 Lighting

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 […]

OCC Chopper To Be Raffled To Benefit Military Disappears. So Does OCC’s Client.

I had several times the opportunity to warn you about some motorcycle raffle events where nothing is raffled. Here is another example. Dave Goodwin Jr. from Amarillo, Texas, owner of “Goody’s World Famous Pop Corn”. commissioned Paul Teutul Senior to custom build a chopper with a theme incorporating his popcorn shop (!) and the military. […]

Motorcycling Celebrities At 2014 Orlando AIMExpo

Check out who’s going to be at the 2014 Orlando AIMExpo. Autograph & photo opportunities… For Industry Trade & Media. Indoor Exhibits. Thursday, October 16 – 10am-6pm. Friday, October 17 – 9am-6pm. Saturday, October 18 – 9am-7pm. Sunday, October 19 – 9am-5pm. AIMExpo Outdoors. Thursday, October 16 – 10am-5pm. Friday, October 17 – 9am-5pm. Saturday, October […]

Harley-Davidson H-D1 Fit Shop. To Choose The Right Seat To Please Your Butt

Because we all have different sizes and shapes, choosing a motorcycle seat, as is the task of choosing new bars, is the most difficult thing to do. In the old West a saddle was a cowboy’s most valued piece of gear. Carefully selected for fit and features, worn and molded to provide all-day comfort, a […]

2014 World Championship Of Bike Building. The Top Winners.

The 11th annual AMD World Championship Of Bike Building was held during the INTERMOT expo in Cologne, Germany (October 1- 5). There were 5 custom bike classes. The now traditional and internationally respected FreeStyle class, from which the 11th annual AMD World Champion Custom Bike Builderwas chosen, plus 4 other classes to recognize specific sectors […]

Can’t Get Financed By Harley-Davidson To Purchase One Of Their Bikes? Lease A Used One From Chrome Capital.

A company named Chrome Capital of Naples, Florida is offering a new concept that Harley-Davidson’s Financial Unit doesn’t propose. If you don’t qualify for a loan on new Harley model, Chrome Capital will write you a lease on a used one. The company works with about 400 Harley dealers (but not with the Harley-Davidson company) […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley Davidson Seeking Cut In India Import Duty For Better Pricing Of Its Motorcycles. Reduction in import duty on vehicles will open up the Indian market for several players and attract more foreign investment. And of course, Harley-Davidson is very interested in convincing India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce these taxes and eliminate most […]

22nd Annual Daytona Biketoberfest. The Bike Shows.

Willie’s Tropical Tattoo. Old Time Chopper Show. Thursday October 16. 825 South Yonge Street in Ormond Beach. The show runs from 11 AM to 4 PM and there are beer, girls, bands, trophy’s and awards. More a Happening than a traditional bike show competition, a meeting place, a gathering of creative old school bikes built mostly […]



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