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Indian Twin Cities MN, Set to break their own Guinness Record During 2nd Annual Indian Motorcycle Bike Week August 13-21st

Indian Motorcycle of the Twin Cities, Owner Art Welch, who set a Guinness World Record last year is now on the path to breaking his own record for Indian riders attendance. The events will occur the week after Sturgis at Minnesota’s premier Indian Motorcycle location.  It will benefit from an additional 7000 square feet of space […]

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Black Mamba. A 1973 Honda CB550

Rarely a custom Honda has looked so good to me. It’s the work of Hookie Co, a Germany-based motorcycle builder specializing in building Cafe and Street Racers. Their philosophy? The best when you can apply it. Work slow, steady with a sharp eye for beautiful details… The Black Mamba is a minimal 1973 Honda CB550 […]

Custom Chrome Europe “At Night” Music Video

in 2016, Custom Chrome Europe produced a Western Spaghetti to introduce its yearly “Bolt-on And Ride” motorcycles. This year the company is introducing 5 “Ride Unrivaled” bikes (4 custom Harley and 1 Indian Scout. The 5 builders who have created these custom bikes for CCE are: Fred Kodlin, Thunderbike, Harley-Davidson Würzburg Village, Zassels Custom Bikes […]

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Harley-Davidson Among Bidders To Buy Italian Ducati

Numerous sources state that Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian Ducati put up for sale by German carmaker Volkswagen, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion) Others are also preparing to bid: Bajaj Auto […]

Confederate Fighter Motorcycle In The Production Of Transformer Movie, The Last Knight.

Confederate Motorcycles, creator of some of the world’s most exotic road-going machines, has announced that it’s most advanced motorcycle yet, the P51 Combat Fighter, has been included in the production of Transformers: The Last Knight. The Decepticon, Mohawk, will appear as a Fighter in it’s disguised vehicle form. H. Matthew Chambers, CEO of Confederate Motorcycles, […]

Tenth Annual Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show

Cafe Racer Magazine editor Mike Seate just reminded me about his 10th annual bike show. So get those polishing rags and wrenches humming at the 2017 Cafe Racer Reader;s Ride-In-Bike Show. It will be held on Saturday, August 12 at the War Memorial Park in Sewickley, Pennsylvania The event has always drawn an impressive and […]

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Retrospeed Yamaha XS650 Chopper Project

Believe it or not, this ground up custom project may be the first and the last one of Wisconsin motorcycle shop Retrospeed. The reason? Young owner Brady Ingelse never wanted to be a custom builder per say. His business specializes only in vintage repairs and restorations, not in custom building. And even after the success […]

Flash Back. Gorgeous 1954 AJS 18.

It is one of the last models produced before AMC merged with Norton Competition model for the emerging Scrambler market and was produced until 1955. Almost identical, it looks like the G30Matchless. Rigid rear suspension of the original Model 18 was offered even after the spring-frame was introduced. The engine, a SOHC with a capacity […]

Collector Alert. A Few Never Titled “Kings Mountain” Indian Motorcycles®. Exclusively Available From Indian Motorcycle Charlotte.

As most of you know, before Polaris acquired Indian in mid-2011, the motorcycles were built by Indian Kings Mountain in North Carolina. Not far away from the plant, Indian Motorcycle Charlotte was built as the flagship dealership and is still today one of the largest and finest dealers. For the first time Indian Charlotte offers […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Ride To Work Day Is Monday June 19th. The 25th annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. On Ride to Work Day a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters are ridden to […]

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Will Attend For The First Time the Columbus AIMExpo. Will Debut Its 2018 Models, Offer Demo Rides And More…

The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (AIMExpo) will welcome Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) to the 2017 show floor for its inaugural appearance with its new 2018 models this September 21-24. Interactive demo rides and its JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience will also be available to attendees when the fifth-annual event gets underway from the Greater […]

Harley-Davidson Planning 115th Anniversary Celebration For Labor Day Weekend 2018

“Mark your calendars for Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee,” Levatich said. “We’ll have a big celebration.” Additional details will likely be announced in August, he said. Previous Harley-Davidson anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee have been huge, multi-day events attracting thousands of Harley riders from all over the world for numerous activities around town. The event provides […]

The Blacktrack BT-02 Thruxman. Inspired By The Iconic Manx Norton.

I have always been convinced that the best custom motorcycle builders would be as talented at designing very different types of products belonging to different industries. Sacha Lakic is a designer pursuing simultaneously, with international success, different projects in the area of transportation, architecture, contemporary furniture, photography, etc. But his lifelong personal obsession with motorcycles […]

RSD Concept Board Tracker Build. Illegal. Inconvenient. But It’s A BMW And Will Fire Up Every Time And Run Forever…

A huge fan of everything BMW Mottorad wants a top of the line bike for display in one of his business stores. He ordered it to Roland Sands, mentioning that it doesn’t matter if the bike is not completely legal or practical. Most importantly, gorgeous, with a boardtracker inspiration design and firing up and running […]

Test Drive A Slingshot And Get Paid

During the months of June and July, test drive a Slingshot at your local dealer and get a $20 pre-paid gift card. Plus, for every test drive completed, Slingshot will make a donation to United Way up to $25,000. Pick your date and Slingshot model you want to test at Schedule A Ride,

Riding Into motorcycle History

On Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 2017, the 18th Annual Riding Into History event took place at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. Hundreds of antique, vintage, and custom bikes from all over the country were on display. Faithful reader, master photographer John E. Adams whose work has always involved everything […]

Made To Order Girder Front End And Wheels By Ken Nagai From Ken’s Factory

For the most radical private and professional builders among you looking for high class craftsmanship motorcycle parts, Ken Nagai offers his own made-to-order Girder billet front end in 2, 4, 6 or 8” lengths and produced in the custom finish of your choice. Following his philosophy that “Details Create Style”, Ken also offers one-off  like-no-others […]

Harley-Davidson Recalls 45,589 Touring Motorcycles Model Year 2017 For Potential Oil Leak

The touring models affected all feature the new Milwaukee-Eight platform. A clamp used to secure the engine oil cooler line may have been improperly installed with a potential for the line for being detached and creating a sudden loss of engine oil. Oil on the rear tire also may result in loss of motorcycle control, […]

Harley-Davidson Teaching An Entire Town How To Ride A Motorcycle

A small town of North Dakota named Ryder. Population 84. Qualifying residents across generations, from grandparents to grandchildren, will receive the opportunity to learn the basics of motorcycle riding and experience firsthand how easy – and fun – it can be to learn to ride. An initiative of Harley-Davidson to attract new riders to experience […]

Harton CR 1200 Cafe Racer

Mix the spirit of Harley-Davidson with the one of a Norton racer and you get a HARTON (also called a NORLEY), a superb creation by an Italian custom shop called Stile Italiano. This Cafe Racer uses a Sportster 1200 motor cradled in a custom made featherbed frame. Typical ergonomics and equipment of a racer are […]

Visualize What You Want And What You Should Not Want Your Motorcycle To Look Like

Jump starting a custom motorcycle design can be done many ways. Even the best professional builders are quite traditional in their approach, feeling and building based on good sense and their multiple experience with all their clients. A pro-builder will also invite you to show what you imagined, accessories, paint job etc. Reason why a […]

Flashback. 1948 Marman Twin Roadmaster.

The Marman Twin was a motorcycle produced n 1948 and 1949.by Marman Products of Inglewood, California owned by Herbert “Zeppo” Marx from comedy act the Marx Brothers ((the straight man to his zany co-star siblings, 2nd from left on photo) The simultaneously firing 2-stroke boxer weighs 30 pounds, cranks out 3.5 horsepower and was originally […]

Indian Motorcycle Teamed Up With Rokker Denim For A Line A High Quality Jeans. Only Sold In The EMEA Region.

At the Bike Shed London show, Indian Motorcycle and The Indian Rokker Company unveiled the Original Rokker Indian Jeans featuring an Indian branded leather patch on the rear and pocket tab. These have been exclusively designed for Indian and will only available in Indian dealers from the end of June 2017 and come in a collectable wooden […]

Warr’s Rascal Racer. A Rideable Custom And Above All Else A Genuine Harley-Davidson.

You know, the Battle Of The Kings (BOKT) is on several continents, making Harley dealers compete against each other, improving the company’s image and each dealer retail bottom line. This “Rascal Racer” is one of the customs that I missed in 16/17 when it won the Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland Battle of the Kings custom […]

Builder Championship Of The Americas In Columbus, Ohio. Time To Register.

Registration is open for the Championship of the Americas in Columbus, Ohio September 21st thru the 24th 2017. Just go to AIMExpo Championship Rules And Registration Page. This Championship of the Americas is the most prestigious show in North America when it comes to the world custom bike building scene. It is the only official […]

All Of Erik Buell Racing In Liquidation Again Beginning June 7.

I am not sure if the saga of American motorcycle sport company EBR which produced street and racing motorcycles, is going to end on June 7, or will continue under a new form/ownership that nobody in the industry can predict. The only thing we know for sure is that EBR shut down beginning of the […]



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