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BMW K75 Alpha Racer

Designed by Doruk Erdem as a Bonneville Salt Flats racer, it was built by Mark Atkinson. The donor bike was a BMW K75, a factory bike introduced in the United States in 1986 sporting a 3-cylinder engine with a balance shaft and shaft rear drive, and produced until 1995. Obviously, it now features an entirely […]

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2017 Daytona Bike Week. Harley-Davidson Festivities.

As a new riding season kicks off in Florida during the 76th annual Daytona Bike Week.76th Harley-Davidson welcomes riders with warm sunshine and cool motorcycles Once again Harley-Davidson is the official motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week, and the Motor Company is ready to host all riders March 11-18 with special events, parties and free demo […]

Postcards From Swiss-Moto. February 16-19.

Swiss Moto is Switzerland’s biggest motorcycle industry event. For 4 days, the focus is on new vehicle models, on custom bikes, on new accessories and innovation in the clothing sector. Add some spectacular shows and you will attract in Zurich 75,000 visitors from Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The bike show is very international and […]

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The New 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic. Vintage Styling With Modern Touring Amenities.

Indian Motorcycle’s newly crafted Roadmaster Classic is designed to bring back the splendor of touring across the open road. The new Roadmaster Classic has eye-catching vintage style, but is blended with cutting-edge technology and comfort. The Roadmaster Classic is rich in leather and luxury featuresIt features: the industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system, along with heated […]

Millennium Chopper. Crafted In Metal. Wrapped In Leather.

Bryan Fuller’s hand-crafted artistry is always very unusual and of course it’s a compliment. It can be because of the frame he conceives or modify, the powerplant he uses, the bike’s overall architecture that he designs, the final finish or treatment that he decides, or all of them together in the same creation. I have […]

The 2017 Slingshot SLR. The Boldest Slingshot Yet.

The three-wheeled motorcycle is now offered in a new race inspired SLR version, the boldest Slingshot yet. 173 horsepower, a 305 mm rear tire, a two-tone high-gloss paint with a Sparco-inspired interior. This exhilarating ride is priced at US MSRP $28,499. In silver or orange. Slingshot Racing. Last month, the USA hosted the Race of […]

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3rd Edition Custom Show Emirates. March 30 – April 1, 2017

The event is scheduled for March 30 – April 1st, 2017 at the huge Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi. It will host again the prestigious “Middle East Biker Build Off” and a Bikes Show organized by renowned motorcycle journalist and promoter Frank Sander. In this competition the best bike builders of […]

Daytona Bike Week. Inaugural Sons Of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race. March 17-18.

Last October, due to the damage caused to the New Smyrna Speedway by Hurricane Matthew, the inaugural Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle racing had to be postponed. The event is now scheduled during Daytona Bike Week with practice on Friday March 17 and racing on March 18. Imagined by Billy Lane, Sons of Speed is […]

Nick Beaulieu Named “King of Custom Motorcycle Builders”In J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine earned this title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday March 12th. […]

Excelsior Henderson Looking For A Partner For A Full Relaunch

Aaron, Bell International is retained as the exclusive agent for Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycles to seek a strategic relationship for the reintroduction of the brand to the marketplace. “We look forward to working with Excelsior-Henderson during this exciting time in America, with the resurgence of manufacturing pride and interest in motorsports,” states Ralph Bellizzi, founder and president […]

The Cancun 240. A Sportster Forty-Eight On A Budget.

If I had a message to deliver to Millennials, it would be that indoor is overrated. In participating in the Harley-Davidson “Battle Of The Kings” custom Sportster competition, all official dealers work for the future of the brand and at of course for themselves, promoting their shops to youngsters  susceptible to access to the sport […]

Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing Team Will Use The New XG750R For The 1st Time In Daytona

The Harley XG750R replaces the well known XR750. It is a racing-only machine developed around the Revolution X liquid-cooled V-twin engine powering the Street 750 production model. The purebred racing engine will be available at the dealer in Street 750 motorcycle. It is assembled in Kansas at the at Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations. The […]

Harley-Davidson Is Introducing A New King Of The Road. The Road King® Special.

The Road King® Special is the transformation that no one saw coming. The first-ever blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 107 V-Twin engine for an all-new style and attitude Road King. “The Road King Special pounds down the boulevard like a gleaming locomotive rolling through a train yard at midnight,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Design. […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich Announced Roll-Out Of 50 new “high impact” Bikes Over The next 5 years. It will probably include production of Harley’s first-ever electric bike called Livewire which was originally unveiled in 2014. Because foreign bike makers use currency exchange fluctuations to offer discounts in the US, Levatich also said that he is […]

Why Harley-Davidson Can’t Benefit From Victory’s Demise

I reproduce below what I think is a great analysis by Rich Duprey for the Motley Fool. In it, he explains why the demise of Victory Motorcycles will not help Harley-Davidson, quite the opposite. I agree with him that the exit of Victory is only going to intensify the competition against the industry leader. Read, […]

The C88. A Sportster With Hard-Edged Attitude.

North Of Phoenix, in their New River shop, brothers and best friends Justin & Jarrod Del Prado are becoming one of the USA choice teams for a precision re-built Sportster with great class and extra OMPH. No big crew at DP Customs, just the 2 of them doing what they love to do. No corporate […]

This 1912 Henderson Four Sold For $490,000 At Last Weekend Las Vegas Auction

It was known as the Duesenberg of motorcycles. This unrestored Henderson Four born in 1912, the first year of Henderson’s existence, with original paint and tires, was hammered for $490,000 at last weekend Mecum Las Vegas Auction. Its original price was $325. Its four cylinders were arranged in a row and placed longitudinally in the […]

Project “Indian Chieftain Build A Legend”. You Vote For The Best And You Can Win A Brand New One.

During 10 months, 11 North America Indian dealers worked hard to build the most badass Chieftain bagger they could imagine. Indian has put these bikes up for a vote HERE. The top three bikes will be unveiled at an Indian VIP party in Daytona Beach during Daytona Bike Week in March. And when you vote […]

Harley-Davidson Vs Indian Motorcycle. 2017 Prices.

This year, many among you are going to buy a brand new motorcycle. And many are going to compare the features and prices of each model of our 2 main American manufacturers.  You are on your own to make the right decision. As of today, below are the price of each bike in the 2017 […]

Words Of The Week

You all know that Harley-Davidson is focused on promoting motorcycle riding in the U.S. Harley CEO Levatich told analysts on a conference call Tuesday January 1st. “Now more than ever, we’re not only in the business of building great motorcycles. We’re in the business of building riders”

Would You Like To Become a Vanguard Roadster Test-Rider For A Day?

Starting at $29,995, the Vanguard Roadster was introduced last December in New York City as “a premium motorcycle within reach”. Vanguard Moto is currently developing and testing the prototype, a multi-month process with input from vendors, experts, specialists…and of riders like you. Before a new motorcycle can be put in the hands of customers, a […]

Custom Kit For Royal Enfield Bikes

Royal Enfield, with its 2 small fuel efficient models, the Classic 350 & 500, is often mentioned as a brand well positioned to potentially attract Millennials to the sport of motorcycling. Interest for any motorcycle can be measured, among other things, by the interest of custom builders and the number of custom parts being offered. […]

Harley-Davidson Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2016 Results.

For the full-year 2016, worldwide Harley-Davidson retail motorcycle sales were down 1.6 percent compared to 2015. U.S. retail sales decreased 3.9 percent, partially offset by international growth of 2.3 percent. In the fourth quarter, worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles declined 0.5 percent versus the prior year behind modest declines in some international markets […]

The Best Custom Motorcycles From Europe At Italy Motor Bike Expo (Jan 20-21-22)

Verona, Italy is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” with a lot of tourists visiting a 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard said to be “Juliet’s House.” But each January Verona is the epicenter of the custom culture thanks to the Motor Bike Expo attracting 160,000 visitors eager […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson York Plant Temporarely Closed. Regional news station WGAL, Harley confirmed Harley temporarily closed its plant in York, Pennsylvania, which it says it does from time to time. No official reason was officially provided. The York facility is where Harley assembles its Touring, Softail, CVO, and Trike motorcycles, as well as performs various manufacturing operations […]

From Street Glide To Street Glider By Italian CNC Specialist Ottodicuori

Whatever its recurrent economic difficulties, Italy has always held its reputation from design and cutting-edge technology since the Italian Renaissance in the late 13th century. Even in hard timesits reputation for style has always buoyed it. In the V-Twin motorcycle aftermarket business there is an Italian brand that Americans custom lovers are going to memorize […]



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