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“Redneck Puerto Rican”. A Custom Panhead Hand Built By Bill Dodge.

If you want a custom builder who keeps it looking very simple and work very, very hard at it – because it’s the most challenging task to be accomplished – Bill Dodge name from Bling’s Cycles is evidently in your top list. If you love as much as him Knuckles, Pans and Shovels turned into […]


The Standard Motorcycle Co-Op. Come To Wrench With Them, Wherever You Are Located Around The World.

Standard Motorcycle Co. (SMC) is a community driven co-op motorcycle garage and online educational hub for DIY motorcycle enthusiasts. Not only they have opened a collaborative space for all creatives and artisans, designers and DIY builders and newcomers motivated to flex some elbow-grease, They are pioneering motorcycle education by utilizing industry experts to bring members […]

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Harley-Davidson To Downsize Salaried Workforce By 5 Percent Before Year End

As reported during yesterday’s Harley-Davidson 3rd quarter results announcement, the company intends to reorganize its operations and to lighten up its workforce. The management decision is consecutive to Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales in the third quarter down 4.5 percent, US sales down 7.1 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, with the overall U.S. industry […]

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Triumph Releases An All-New Bonneville Bobber

Yesterday in London, Triumph introduced the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in a bloodline of Triumph bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s, it encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine bobber. Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence it delivers […]

#001 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycle Auctioned $150,000.

The #001 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on Saturday October 15 raised $150,000 for the benefit of Operation Ride Home, a program that assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families through a partnership with the Armed Services YMCA. One hundred fifty […]

Jay Leno Presents And Rides A 1912 Indian Single From The Recent Race Of The Century Cannonball

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Harley-Davidson Third Quarter Results. Earnings Falls 19% In Q3 Year Over Year.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) announced earnings for third quarter that fell from last year. The company said its profit totaled $114.07 million, or $0.64 per share. This was down from $140.35 million, or $0.69 per share, in last year’s third quarter. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.64 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. […]

2016 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. And The Top Winners In Each Other Class Are…(Part 2)

As promised last Tuesday, below are the winners of the the 4 other classes of the 2016 AMD Championship. (photography copyright Onno Wieringa/Frank Sander) Winner Modified Harley-Davidson Class German-Motorcycle-Authority (Christoph Madaus) with his 1340cc (S&S heads) “Milwaukee Mile”. Cafe Racer Class Kharkov, Ukraine based Iron Custom Motorcycles (ICM) with “Beckman”, featuring a hand-made 56bhp, 555сс 3-cylinder […]

The BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100

It’s the future of motorcycling. At least for some. We know that soon cars will drive themselves, be powered by electricity, and network with each other to avoid accidents. The same self-driving technology can be integrated on motorcycles. The Motorrad Next 100 is a concept motorcycle using tech already available, the most interesting being the […]

Aventura Sidecar By OC Garage

Italian Oscar Tasso from OC Garage (Oscar Classic Garage) is not your typical custom builder. Not because he left school at 15 to work in a repair shop, not because he had worked as much on cars than on a motorcycles during his teen age years, but because of his very unique personality and very […]

Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo Headlined By Hundreds of Exhibitors (Part 2)

As AIMExpo 2016 headed into the weekend, the focus of the show transitioned from trade to consumer, giving the public its very first chance to see all the new products coming to the marketplace. The doors to the exhibitor floor at the Orange County Convention Center opened to thousands of enthusiasts on Saturday and Sunday, eagerly […]

2016 Daytona Biketoberfest. Postcards From Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show


Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo Headlined By Hundreds of Exhibitors (Part 1)

Yesterday morning, the Fourth Annual American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando opened its doors for 2 days of trade show. (Saturday Oct 15 and Sunday Oct 16 are for the general public.) The expo is now located in the north hall of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) where 16 OEM and a total […]

Sons of Speed Race Vintage Motorcycle Racing Is Postponed. Tickets Refund Policy.

As I reported on Tuesday, due to the damage caused to the New Smyrna Speedway by Hurricane Matthew, the inaugural Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle racing is postponed. The event is now scheduled for March 17 & 18, during Daytona Bike Week. Billy Lane confirms that ticket holders can be refunded or can choose to keep […]

Harley-Davidson Commitment To Great Cancer Survivors. The Pink Label Collection And Gear.

Harley-Davidson firmly believes that nobody rides alone, on the road or through life. That commitment is behind the Harley-Davidson® Pink Label Collection, a program inspired by the struggles and courage of riders and passengers who’ve been impacted by breast cancer. The 2017 Harley-Davidson® Pink Label Collection is a special product offering of 37 items, each […]

Exclusive Interview With Billy Lane About The Inaugural Sons Of Speed Board-Track Racing

I spent this Tuesday afternoon at the shop of Billy Lane in Ormond Beach, Florida for the interview below. As soon as I arrived Billy informed me that unfortunately he had to take the decision to postpone the inaugural Sons Of Speed Race due to the effects of hurricane Matthew (see today’s picture of collapsed […]

2016 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. And The Top Winners Are…(Part 1)

Last Sunday in Cologne, Germany, the competitors participating to the 12th AMD World Championship of Bike Building have voted to elect the new World Champion for the next two years. The overall winner was chosen among those 42 custom motorcycles in the Freestyle class with no fewer than 14 different countries ranked in the top 20. […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Indian Motorcycle Planning CKD Operation in India. Bike Prices To Go Down. The first models offered in CKD (Complete Knock Down bikes assembled in India) expected to roll in 2018. The objective is of course to grab a larger market share of the India market in offering premium motorcycles at a more reasonable price. Heartland USA […]

Timeless American. A Selection of Pre-1916 Motorcycles To Celebrate the Golden Era Of Motorcycles.

Photographer and designer Edward “Eddie” Lee, is launching his highly anticipated coffee table book, Timeless American, a Selection of Pre-1916 Motorcycles, now available at Iron Vault Studio. The public was able to meet the photographer at a special launch party for the book on October 8 at the Venice, California headquarters of Deus Ex Machina. It was a decade ago […]

The Best Custom Motorcycles Competing For World Championship At Intermot In Cologne. October 5-9 (Part 2)

Intermot in Cologne, Germany one of the largest international motorcycle shows is featuring an entire hall dedicated to the custom scene. About 100 exhibitors displaying about 450 motorcycles, and center stage the AMD World Championship Of Custom Bike Building where 90 bikes are competing for the championship ring and bragging rights. Custom bike builders themselves are […]

The Ride

If necessary, to incite you to ride this weekend… Sponsored by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (“bold and smooth as hell” is one of their slogans!), three UK bike building teams set off on their bikes around England on different routes, competing in challenges to ultimately be crowned champions of The Ride 2016.

The Best Custom Motorcycles Competing For World Championship At Intermot In Cologne. October 5-9 (Part 1)

With around 1,000 manufacturers from around the world and over 200,000 trade visitors, motorcycle enthusiasts and media representatives from more than 100 countries, INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany is an essential event for the entire motorcycle industry. Five days where visitors come to see products launch, are talking engine size and horsepower. The international customizing scene […]

New Men’s Harley-Davidson Midway Distressed Leather Jacket

The new Men’s Midway Distressed Leather Jacket (P/N 98108-16VM, $475.00) is cut from distressed vintage cowhide, offering a classic, worn-in look that speaks of a life on the road. Two front vertical vents and two back exit vents offer adjustable airflow for comfort in warm weather. This jacket features a slightly pre-curved sleeves, and power-stretch […]

Flashback. 1902 Harry Geer Motorcycle.

The Harry Geer company from St Louis, Missouri specialized in motors and castings for air ships, then diversified into motorcycles in 1902. Only about 150 units of this 4 hp, 140 lbs Blue Bird model advertised at the time with a speed of 5 to 50 mph. Currently exhibited at the National Motorcycle Museum in […]

The Snipe. A Brand New Yamaha SR400 With Timeless Appeal

Owner of custom shop Old Empire Motorcycles Alec sharp will work on all types of bikes, without any particular style, but always pursuing the same objective. Build customs that can’t be associated with the trend of a specific period, that you will love to look at today, in 10, 20 or 30 years, etc., that […]

Red Wing Shoes® Collection Of Boots For Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle®,announced the general availability of the “Red Wing Shoes® Collection” for Indian Motorcycle®. This line of fine, handcrafted American motorcycle boots combines the finest leathers and quality materials with Red Wing Shoes® legendary reputation for uncompromising craftsmanship. The two legendary Minnesota-based manufacturers partnered to design and produce the line of three unique boot styles for men […]



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