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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 […]

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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 […]

Spectro Oils

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 […]

Progressive Suspension

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 – […]

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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 […]

The Brass Connection

Brass is the color of retro. Because many of you ask me where to find such and such brass part to complete the vintage look of their bikes, a new address where you could find the missing brass accessory. They also offer a lot of polish and black finish custom parts. All made in the […]

Intermot 2014. Custom Chrome Europe RevTech Engine Equipped Show Winners

During the Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany, there is more to see than the AMD World Championship Of Custom Building. A Custom Chrome Europe judges team walk the halls to look for custom motorcycles equipped with their RevTech engines and parts. FYI, more than 30.000 RevTech V-Twin engines (88, 100, 110, 115 and 125”) have […]

Ural Teases A New Limited Edition Sidecar. Video.

Ural Motorcycles will soon unveil a special edition machine, probably another fully loaded sidecar with a traditional 749cc air-cooled fuel injected 4-stroke boxer engine, a square cylinder architecture (3.1” bore and stroke), capable of delivering 41 horsepower at 5,500 revs and 42 lb-ft (57 Nm) of torque at 4,300 rpm. The name of the project […]

Harley-Davidson And “Sons of Anarchy” Fans Gear Up For The Final Ride. Will Hand Over The Keys To A 2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.

To celebrate Sons of Anarchy” (“SOA”) show’s finale, Harley-Davidson is offering one lucky fan a 2015 “SOA” customized motorcycle and a special viewing party at his hometown Harley-Davidson dealership hosted by stars of the show Kim Coates and Theo Rossi “The last seven seasons have been a hell of a ride,” said Dino Bernacchi, U.S. […]

2015 Zero Models Unveiled. All With Premium New Equipment.

New motorcycles travel up to 185 miles in the city and over 100 miles on the highway. Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced its 2015 model line with premium new standard equipment including Showa suspension, Bosch anti-lock brake systems and Pirelli tires. The refinements are designed to transform the already […]

2014 AMD World Champion Of Bike Building. Krugger’s BMW K1600.

This feature was written a couple of days ago. Without knowing for sure that yesterday Sunday October 5th in Cologne, Germany Fred Krugger would be voted the winner of the “Freestyle Class” of the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building.  It’s the second time that Krugger wins the championship, the first time in Sturgis in […]

Ferrari Patents Motorcycle V-Twin Engine Design

Patent application submitted suggest that Ferrari may be considering producing a motorcycle, The patent covers the design of an “internal combustion engine having two cylinders, which are arranged in a ‘V’ configuration.” Ferrari has also filed a trademark application for the name ‘Cavallino’ (pony in Italian) for use on a vehicle without precision of type, car […]

A Bolt-On Custom Harley Sportster Forty Eight

Few can build, or have a pro-builder create a full one-off custom from the ground up. And for most, a custom using mostly bolt-on aftermarket parts is well enough to express their individualism. So, here is another example of what can be done if you want to give your Sportster a more sporty look and […]

Postcards From Germany Intermot Fair (October 1-5). The Wild, The Weird And The Ugly.

Ducati Unveils The 2015 Scrambler. A 800 cc Retro Classic Motorcycle To Attract Young, New Riders And Women.

At Intermot in Germany, after months of teasing previews on social media and at locations around the world, Italian manufacturer Ducati unveiled Tuesday its new for 2015 Scrambler motorcycle, an affordable update on a retro-classic design aimed at a new generation of riders, that will also appeal to those who remember Ducati’s first motorcycle built […]



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