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Indian Motorcycle At 76th Sturgis Rally. Motorcycle Racing, American Craftsmanship, Entertainment And The All-New 2017 Lineup

For the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which formally runs August 8 – 14 in Sturgis, South Dakota Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its power-packed itinerary The brand that started the rally in 1938 through legendary dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, is excited to offer demo rides on three diverse and […]


Original Series “Harley And The Davidsons” On The Discovery Channel

Received from Rich Ross, President of Discovery Channel, my invitation to the premiere in Los Angeles on August 1st of “Harley And The Davidsons” The series tells the story of the birth of the iconic brand launched in 1903 by two friends from Milwaukee, William Harley and Arthur Davidson. In the series, Michael Huisman (Daario Naharis […]

Spectro Oils

Polaris Second Quarter 2016 Results. Motorcycle Sales Up 23%. ORV/Snowmobiles Down 6%.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported second quarter net income of $71.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 compared to $100.9 million, or $1.49 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2015. Sales for the second quarter of 2016 totaled $1,130.8 million, up one percent from […]

Progressive Suspension

Harley-Davidson Ready To Roll Into South Dakota Black Hills. Activities Planned Aug. 6-13.

Harley-Davidson is revving up for the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. As the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson plans to pack more fun and pure riding experience than ever into this week-long celebration of freedom and the open road. Just a few of the activities making this Sturgis one of the best yet […]

Late-Model Indian Motorcycles Recalled For Fire Risk Due To Excessive Exhaust Temperature

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)filed on June 17 a report regarding elevated exhaust temperatures on late model Indian motorcycles that may result in an increased risk of fire. In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures. The number of motorcycles […]

Students Build 2 Electric Touring Motorcycles For ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Ride.

2 students of the High Tech Campus Eindhoven (“the smartest square km in Europe”) in the Netherlands developed 2 electric motorcycles and will set off in August on an 80-day round-the-world ride to demonstrate the potential of electric transport. The STORM Eindhoven team members have been working since 2014 on designing and building their long-distance […]

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Fast And Furious Sportster Ironhead

All custom builders have a special custom bike parked in their mind. The one they would like a client to order or, if it doesn’t happen, that they would like to build for themselves. Of course one made to ride, demonstrating the builder’s best skills, and one he can also look at proudly every day […]

The Greasy Hands Preachers

So, you want to be a mechanic? To build motorcycles? This 1 hour 27 minutes film (with subtitles to chose from in 6 languages) explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found happiness through their work. Shot in retro Super 16, Greasy Hands takes you all over the […]

Rock, Rumble & Rebellion. A Custom Harley Road Glide, Matching Epiphany Guitar And Sturgis Buffalo Chip VIP Treatment For Life.

To salute the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® 35 years of Rock, Rumble & Rebellion, Kuryakyn has built a custom performance bagger that pays tribute to the annual merging of motorcycle and rock ‘n’ roll cultures at The Best Party Anywhere®. This one-off commemorative 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide and its matching Epiphone Sheraton II guitar are up […]

Craig Scanlon Named Chief Marketing Officer of Polaris

Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) announced that Craig Scanlon, Vice President of Slingshot and Chief Retail Officer (CRO) of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) division, has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Polaris. Scanlon will report to Scott W. Wine, CEO and Chairman of Polaris. Scanlon joined the company in 2004 in a Field Sales Role. […]

Hand-Built Motorcycle Throne Chairs For Upcoming Progressive Motorcycle Ads

You thought the throne in Game of Thrones was cool? Check out these custom built Motorcycle Thrones from Progressive Insurance made of motorcycle parts, representing distinct bike types, including cruisers, touring and sport bikes. Working with Buffalo Art Co. and custom motorcycle builder/expert, Chase Stopnik in LA, Progressive Insurance created these unique hand-built works of art. […]

Flashback. 1913 Sears Twin Cylinder.

Sears has never been a motorcycle manufacturer. Sears Roebuck, the Chicago based chain of department stores had a successful mail order catalog reaching the most remote areas of the US. In the 1910’s, the catalog was offering a simple single cylinder then a 70” twin engine motorcycle (The Sears De Luxe) built by 3rd parties […]

2016 Sturgis Motorcycle and Stunt Shows At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads

A lot of the 2016 Sturgis bike shows are set to happen at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads in 2016. As always some of the best, most creative, weirdest, outrageous and sometime quite ugly bikes will compete in no less than 5 bike shows in 5 days from Saturday August 6 to Thursday August 11. In […]

Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita Sets New World Record On Victory Cross Country Tour

The Swiss endurance rider has achieved a new world record by riding across five continents in less than 120 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita covered roughly 47,390 miles in 72 riding days and 13 hours by the time he reached a celebration in his honor at Volusia Motorsports in New […]

Cafe Sportster. For Her. By Her.

This Sportster is unequivocally a sweet ride. The 2 other reason why I publish it are that it was built by a very young woman for herself and that it is a very good example – the paint job aside – of what many could accomplish for a reasonable budget. Of course not a high […]

The New Custom Culture. Cyril Huze Interviews Bob Kay, Industry Veteran And V-Twin Director Of AIMExpo

Cyril Huze. Baby Boomers have long been the generation that defined how Americans spend, save and borrow money. Now Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, have taken over as the largest living generational group. How do you think Millennials have already started to influence and will continue to redefine the motorcycle industry? Bob Kay.  Well, […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

“Captain America” Chopper  Designer Cliff Vaughs, 79, Died. Long denied a creative credit for the look and style of what is considered the most iconic motorcycle as featured in the movie “Easy Rider”, Cliff Vaughs died last Saturday at home in California at the age of 79. Cliff Vaughs with friend and bike builder Ben […]

U.S. Government Investigating Complaints About Harley-Davidson Brakes

The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning. Riders reported that the brakes on the hand lever and foot pedal did not work, causing one driver to crash into a garage door. The NHTSA say it received 43 complaints, three reports of crashes and two reports […]

Hooligans Flat Track Racing In Sturgis. Team RSD And Indian Scout Sixty’s Hit The New Buffalo Chip Racetrack.

Indian Motorcycle®,invites racers and fans of motorcycle racing to participate and attend the Inaugural RSD Super Hooligan Flat Track Race at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Main Amphitheater during the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The RSD Super Hooligan Indian Scout race bikes have been touring the nation and seen in action at races held in conjunction with […]

New Indian Motorcycle Mesh Jackets For Spring/Summer Riding

Riding season is underway. Indian Motorcycle released 2 new jackets for hot summer rides. The lightweight mesh fabric used in the following jackets allows cooling airflow to pass through to the rider. In colder weather the rider can attach the removable windproof liner that provides a barrier to the elements. Both jackets sold at your Indian dealer or online […]

The Moonshine Runner

The days of the moonshine runners are long gone. And if you are not from the South you may not know that they are partly at the origin of the custom cars and hot rods that we all love, and of course the inspiration of the very special sidecar featured here. During Colonial times Moonshiners […]

Going To Sturgis But No Time To Ride There?

Your therapy involve riding a motorcycle but riding to Sturgis back & forth require extra vacation days. And attending the August rally without riding is a frustrating experience. No shame in shipping your bike and no worry if you pick a great professional shipper involved all year long in transporting some of the most valuable […]

Harley-Davidson Shares Skyrocket Up To 20% Friday July 1st Amid Takeover Speculation.

Is a Massive Buyout Coming? Shares of Harley-Davidson (HOG) were up 19.76% this Friday amid speculation of a potential takeover interest by private equity company KKR & Co. (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co) Last time there was such speculation was in December 2015. From January 1st until yesterday June 30, Harley stock (HOG) was down 30% due to […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Opened A First Coffee Shop In Toronto. Harley-Davidson opened its first coffee shop in downtown Toronto to attract millennials. It is open for the summer riding season until it closes in September. Cafe patrons will be able to admire Harleys and other motorcycle club paraphernalia on display as they sit on black leather couches […]

2016 Born Free Show. Invited Builder Matt Walksler With His Period Modified 1928 Harley-Davidson JDH-XR

It was one of the most admired bikes exhibited among thousands at last weekend’s 2016 Born Free Show, a 2-day event in the small town of Silverado, CA with an attendance of 10,000 coming to admire the work of some of the country’s best custom builders, fabricators and artists of the motorcycle industry. Built by Matt […]

Roland Sands Explains His Racing Inspired Custom New Indian Scout

Called the RSD Scout, this custom new Scout was first shown in its raw form last year, and now completed, it was flown over from California for a debut at the Wheels & Waves festival held in Biarritz, France. “Stylistically this RSD Scout points towards the future with say a 15% nod to the Scout […]



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