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Crank The Volume And Clarity Of Your Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle With Boom! Audio Saddlebag Speakers

You may think that Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles come well-equipped from the factory. But there are still opportunities for personalization. For example, you can pump up the music with the Boom!™ Audio Saddlebag Speaker Kit (P/N 76000489, $399.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. This kit adds a pair of 5×7-inch waterproof 2-ohm full range speakers to […]

Zipper's Kits For New Bikes

Custom Bagger Monstruosity Being Built For “The Biker Battleground Phoenix” TV Reality Show.

Sorry to ruin your day. You are looking at the custom bagger being built by Kody McNew from Voodoo Bikeworks for the TV reality show Biker Battleground Phoenix. How somebody can do this to a motorcycle is beyond my understanding. Exactly what is wrong with the excesses of the Bagger craze. Remember my yearly 2014 […]

Spectro Oils

Zero Motorcycles To Exhibit And Host National Dealer Convention At 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) welcomes a new OEM partner to the 2014 event this October 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, as California-based Zero Motorcycles, maker of high performance electric motorcycles, will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 National Dealer Convention at AIMExpo. Zero’s assessment of last year’s inaugural AIMExpo led them to the conclusion […]

Progressive Suspension

Polaris Second Quarter 2014 Results. EPS Increased 26%, Net Income Increases 21%. Motorcycles Division Increased 107% Versus Same Period.

Shares of Polaris (PII) jumped more than 5% in pre-market trading after the company announced its second quarter results and increased its full year guidance for year 2014. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported record second quarter net income of $96.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, up 21 percent from the prior […]

EMD

Honoring Minerva The Goddess Of War, Wisdom And Arts

Only an Italian can build a custom motorcycle to pay tribute to a Roman goddess. Minerva, the goddess was born from Jupiter. Minerva, the bike featured here, is reborn from a 1971 Ducati Mark III 250 bought by Simone Ceccarelli from a collector. Ceccarelli is a semi professional builder whose name in not unknown since […]

Velocity Leaf Spring Front End By Voodoo Vintage

Voodoo Vintage offers a vintage style Leaf Spring front end that the shop tweaked for modern days. The top trees are machined and feature 1/2” riser mount holes distanced 3-1/2″ apart to allow the use of traditional Harley-Davidson style risers. The top-tree mounts are the same dimension as the early Harley-Davidson Springer front end, permitting […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

The Polaris Slingshot Is Coming July 27th. 3rd Video Teaser.

The Chronograph To Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of the Honda CB 750

Considered by many one of the 10 most important motorcycles of the last century, the first mass produced four-cylinder motorcycle and one of today’s favorite for a Cafe Racer makeover on a low budget, the  Honda CB 750 Four is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a wristwatch. The’’750 Four since 1969′ chronograph is quite nice […]

Street 750 And Street 500 Models. Harley-Davidson Aggressive Move To Find Its New Sweet Spot.

How many years before baby-boomers stop riding? How many years before legislation force manufacturers to produce liquid-cooled motorcycles? Not many. The world changes. Change with it. Here and abroad, markets disappear, others are born ready to be conquered. It’s easy to figure out that future motorcycle sales growth will not come from the big, heavy […]

New Sun Ray Seat For Harley-Davidson Rushmore Models To Ride With Warm Buns

Flip a switch and chase the chill with the Sun Ray® Heated Seat (P/N 52000135, $799.95) from Harley-Davidson® Designed for 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle models, this seat is perfect for cool-weather riding in any season. The Sun Ray heated seat features dual-zone rider and passenger positions with separate high/low/off toggle heat controls for […]

Fifth Indian Motocycle Day. In Springfield, MA July 20th.

The 5th Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration  of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city Of Springfield, MA from 1901 to 1953 will be held on July 20th on the grounds of the Springfield Museums. Indian Day is about showing people the great variety of Indian Motocycles made and telling […]

Ariel Ace Motorcycle

This kind of contraption does absolutely nothing to me but some of you may appreciate the new Ariel Ace Motorcycle. A spectacular all aluminum alloy billet frame, a 1237cc water-cooled Honda engine good for over 170hp with a top speed of 165mph and acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. No bad… […]

Custom Shovelhead. More Beautiful When Naked.

On June 28th, as soon as I published postcards from the Magic Bike Rudesheim Bike Show, I received an unusual number of emails requesting a feature on “The Virus”, the custom bike winner of both the highly competitive Radical Class and absolute Best Of Show of the competition. Immediately I contacted Bike Show organizer, friend of […]

Indian Motorcycle Reveals Two-Tone Paint Schemes For 2015 Chief Models

Indian Motorcycle® announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The iconic vintage paint palettes were revealed over the weekend for fans of classic motorcycles at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2014, which took place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. […]

The Slingshot By Polaris. To Be Revealed July 27th.

With the slogan “Ignite Your Senses”, Polaris is about to launch The Slingshot on July 27th. The company states that “The Slingshot connects both driver and passenger to the sights, sounds, and smells of the open road. It will make you feel the rush of pavement under your seat and in your chest.” Via 2 teaser […]

Brothers Of The Weird

Shot in & around Ventura, California these brothers split their spare time between riding motorcycles and surfing waves. A culture where man builds with his own hands and the only thing that counts is living in the moment. It is produced to promote a website and brand called Desillusion paying tribute to today’s youth.

Harley-Davidson Is Recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring Motorcycles 2014 Model Year . Will The Stock Get Punished?

A total of 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year are recalled because their front wheels can lock up without warning. These motorcycles with antilock brake system were built between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014. Harley-Davidson says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and […]

Café Racers: Speed, Style, and Ton-Up Culture. The Absolute Reference Book.

If you didn’t visit Paul d’Orleans’ and Michael Lichter’s exhibition in Sturgis last year, and even if you did, the just released hardcover book “Cafe Racers, Speed, Style and Ton Up Culture” is a must own if you like the Café Racers genre. 224 pages of rich photography by Michael Lichter complemented by the writing […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

2015 Harley-Davidson Lineup Will See The Return Of A Fully Updated Road Glide And The Introduction Of A New Trike Model. Absent in the 2014 model year lineup, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide is set to make a return as a 2015 model with important styling revisions. A very popular model with the Street Glide, the […]

Dottie Is Ready To Ride Coast To Coast In The 2014 Cannonball Endurance Run

The Cannonball Endurance Run has already proven that antique motorcycles can be put to the ultimate test of being ridden coast to coast across the United States. The 2014 edition will start September 5 from Daytona Beach, FL for a 2-week 4150 miles ride arriving September 21 in Tacoma, WA. And, as you can imagine, […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Top Builder Competition In Partnership With Hot Bike Magazine On August 5, 2014

Two bike shows will combine, but only one ultimate winner will emerge.  The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and Hot Bike Magazine converge to roll out one big, bad bike show. Finalists from the Buffalo Chip online bike show competition in the “Kinetik Pro Audio” and “Adventure Power” Classes will be part of the Hot Bike Magazine’s Sailor Jerry […]

Outtalimit Bagger. Out Of This World.

I have known Fred Kodlin since the beginning of the 90’s, competing with him in bike shows, from Daytona to Sturgis. He imposed a custom style that everybody can identify at first glance, making him one of the most recognized builders in Europe, in the USA and beyond. A style characterized by extreme body work […]

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Set For August 23-28, 2014

The six-day event during which motorcyclists compete for their place in history with national and world records will be held Aug. 23-28. “The Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials“, also known as the AMA Land Speed Grand Championships, is one of the most unique competition events that they sanction,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “Land-speed […]

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