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Does Harley-Davidson Need A New CEO And Board?

By Rich Duprey (The Motley Fool) As Harley-Davidson’s (NYSE:HOG) sales enter their fourth year of decline, investors should ask whether the motorcycle maker needs a shakeup. The problem may not just be the soft industry in which it operates, but rather also the front office in Milwaukee. Maybe instead of 100 new models in 10 […]

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Mescalero Indian Apache Chopper

As far as I know, Roland Sands is the first professional builder to use the 111″ Thunder Stroke Indian engine to build an old school chopper. And I acknowledge it looks pretty good on this type of machine. It must be the Thunder Stroke features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940’s, like […]

13th Edition Of CUSTOMBIKE in Bad Salzuflen, Germany (December 1-3, 2017)

More than 40 modified Milwaukee Eight Softails, customized from mild to wild, were presented at this show by both official dealers as well as by renowned custom builders and customizers and European parts manufacturers. The style? As usual, a low stance with fat rear tires and think steel short fenders. To be noticed, the 2018 […]

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Picture Of The Week.

“You may not have known I had issues with road rage in the past..I no longer have problems with road rage. Just wanted to let you know I’m over all of that now…”  

Cute Naked Black Sportster Ironhead

The Sportster (code beginning with XL) is continuously produced since 1957 by Harley-Davidson. But the Ironhead engine is the original Sportster engine only produced from 1957 until 1985 when it was replaced by the Evolution engine in 1986. And for many custom builders and core bikers the iron cylinder heads (instead of aluminum) engine is […]

Royal Enfield Presents The “Art OF The Motorcycle” During Art Basel Miami

Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, goes beyond motorcycles; it is a motorcycling sub-culture, a culture of explorations and adventures that artists try to express through their art. Royal Enfield presents “The Art of the Motorcycle”, a series of four exhibitions taking place at select venues during Art Basel Miami Beach, from […]

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company is hiring. Starting pay is $15.50/Hour.

A press release indicates that the motor company is looking to fill positions with temporary full-time hours and potential overtime wages starting at $15.50. Those wages increase based on experience. The available positions include: Entry-level machine operators, Assemblers, Fork lift operators, Experienced CNC machine operators. Harley-Davidson says the positions require a passing score on a […]

2018 Indian Motorcycle Models Update

Indian Motorcycle previously announced its MY18 line-up in July, but chose to announce further updates in November during the EICMA show in Milan. For this new model year Indian has introduced the Scout Bobber, while the Roadmaster Elite packs all the bells and whistles perfect for two-up journeys and the Springfield gets the Dark Horse […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

The All-New Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Twin HaveAa USA Target Availability The Second Half of 2018 With A Target Price Of Less Than $7,000. Distinctive from the rest of the Royal Enfield line of single-cylinder 500 cc classic machines, these 2 new models have an all-new power plant — an air-cooled, […]

Brough Superior. The New “Boutique” Motorcycle Manufacturer.

Boutique: the word is French for “shop”. The word boutique is associated with hotel since the 80’s to describe a small hotel which typically has between 10 and 100 rooms in a unique setting with upscale accommodations. And now we assist to the birth of what I coin “Boutique Manufacturers” producing a very limited number […]

BSA Has Been Acquired. It’s The Return Of A Legendary British Motorcycle Brand.

Automotive giant Mahindra from India has purchased outright the British BSA brand name and all the rights attached to it for $4.1 million in an exclusive arrangement through its subsidiary, Classic Legends Private Limited, to build new BSA and Jawa motorcycles. It seems that the company plans to up its motorcycle game by producing new BSAs and Jawas […]

Hercules Model By New Curtiss Motorcycle Co. To Be Launched In May 2018

Confederate Motors, through a press release, confirmed their name change, effective January 8,  2018 to Curtiss Motorcycle Co., inc. The company explains that the foundation for their new models will be an all-new Twin-Engine powertrain supplied by Zero. “The all-new powertrain packages in a classical proportion, lower, narrower, and with superior weight management than any […]

All Motorcycles To Be Connected?

During the latest EICMA show in Milan, the Vodafone Group, a British multinational telecommunication company with networks in 26 countries, was displaying this concept bike with the intention to attract attention to their mobile communication black box. Next to the bike, a lettering panel explains that this Vodafone black box is a high-performance platform designed […]

Flying Diamond. A Period-Incorrect Antique Born From A 2017 Harley Twin-Cam Model .

I know very well the 2 camps. Those who can only stand period correct antique bikes maintained with the purest restoration skills. And those for who designs and parts from the past are only a starting point for their interpretation of what should be a cool motorcycle. For a classic ride on a “Distinguished Gentlemen” […]

Indian Thunder Stroke 116″ Stage 3 Big Bore Kit

15% more torque and 20% more horsepower when compared to the stock Thunder Stroke 111″ engine. Outperform the competition at every stop light. Interested? It’s great performance upgrade for Indian’s Heavyweight Lineup. Priced in the U.S. at $1,999 plus installation, the new 116 Stage 3 Performance Kit will be available for order from dealers in […]

Norton Motorcycles Working On A 650cc Urban Tracker To Compete In Surging Midsize Market

In July 2017, Norton entered into a 20-year Design and Licence agreement with Zongshen Manufacturing of China for a new, 650cc twin-cylinder engine. The midsize market is surging all over the world and the twin-cylinder 650 cc segment is the most promising in the US, Europe and Asia. Norton just revealed a 650 cc, a […]

New 1903 Collection From Harley-Davidson

Inspired from the simple, humble beginnings of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1903 this new collection is born from the spirit of the H-D legacy infused with modern day technology and custom features. The 1903 Collection will continue to expand in the changing seasons. A few examples: Constructed of lightweight cowhide, each of the Men’s […]

Royal Enfield Taking On Harley Street With New 650 cc Twin Engine Interceptor And Continental Models

While the 2 new 2018 models are still retro British styling, heart of the new bikes is an all-new air-/oil-cooled 648cc SOHC parallel twin engine. Claimed output is 47 horsepower at 7100 rpm from a classically-styled engine. Unlike the older push-rod singles, this parallel twin is a thoroughly modern unit with four valves per cylinder. […]

Postcards From Milan EICMA Show (November 7-12)

EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), annual trade show in Milan, Italy features a lot of custom motorcycles. is frequently used by manufacturers to debut new models.

49ers Gold Rush

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. Would be gold miners traveled to San Francisco and the surrounding area. The Gold Rush led to the creation of […]

99 Years Ago Today. The First American Enters Germany On A Harley. The Iconic Picture Re-Created In Original Location.

“99 years ago…, …on November 12th 1918, a photographer walked out of his studio, awoken by the sound of German military boots walking on cobblestones. Not in unison, as coming in the past four years, but slow and out of marching step. War was over November 11th at 11 a.m. The “Great War” came to […]

The Build By Paul Teutul Jr. A Reflection on Faith, Family, and My Time on “American Chopper” By Paul Teutul Jr.

Paul Teutul Jr. starred on American Chopper with “Paulie” and his father, Paul Sr., building custom choppers together. After his time on the reality show, he started his own business, Paul Jr. Designs. Today, Paul Jr. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes for a variety of individual and corporate clients. The Build is his first book. “It […]

Keanu Reeves And Gard Hollinger Unveiled 3 New Arch Motorcycle Models

Keanu Reeves and partner Gard Hollinger made the trip to the EICMA trade show in Milan to introduce 3 new motorcycles to their vision of motorcycle refinement. Since Arch Motorcycle was created in 2007, they have created and built (starting in 2015) different versions of their KRGT-1 model a 124″ (2032 cc) S&S performance cruiser […]

The New Panigale V4. The First Mass Produced Ducati Motorcycle With A 4-Cylinder Engine

Ducati revolutionary Panigale V4 world premiere was at the Milan EICMA Show. It is called Panigale V4 and it marks a new and important chapter in Ducati’s history, a “symphony” of performance and emotions that’s 100% Italian. The Paanigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, closely derived […]

At EICMA Milan, Indian Motorcycle Unveiled A One-Off Race-Inspired Scout FTR1200

It was unveiled at the EICMA Milan trade Show. Although it is a one-off Indian Scout, this FTR1200 Custom was built to celebrate the Indian FTR750’s dominant performance in American Flat Track, its Wrecking Crew and Indian’s return to racing. Indian worked with its Indian Motorcycle Race team of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad […]

Harley-Davidson Just Released The 2018 Sport Glide™, Its 9th Model Based On The All-New Softail Platform.

The new Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide™ motorcycle is an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring , cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs. “The Sport Glide offers the thrilling dynamic capability of the new Softail platform with features that make […]



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