For those living in the US, it’s quite surprising to learn that Shaw Speed And Custom , the custom wing of UK based Shaw Harley-Davidson, has built over 80 modified Harley-Davidson bikes since opening its doors only five years ago. And I am not talking about fast “decorative bolt-on” jobs, but full customized Harleys requiring […]
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Saturday evening March 8, Indian Motorcycle invited all owners, past, current and future, to be the first to hear an exclusive announcement from Mike Wolfe, star of “American Pickers” at the Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach Kick-Start Party hosted by the Full Moon Saloon on Main Street. Owners of any Indian Motorcycle (they had to show […]
Harley-Davidson Ride-In Bike Show. To be held Wednesday March 12 at the Speedway. Registration is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a $15 MDA donation. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. in eight classes. Victory Custom 5th Annuak Bike Show. To be held Wednesday, March 12 at Volusia Motorsports at 1701 State Road 44, […]
Daytona Bike Week. Allstate Insurance Just Unveiled A New Custom Motorcycle By Rick Fairless. And You Can Win It!Published by Cyril Huze March 7th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
This morning Friday, March 7, Allstate Insurance Company and motorcycle builder Rick Fairless unveiled to the crowds at Daytona Bike Week a new custom creation named “Sweeps”, a re-imagined Victory Vegas 8-Ball. This custom-built motorcycle is part of this year’s grand prize for the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes and feature interesting design ideas by Rick Fairless. […]
Breaking News. Harley-Davidson Unveils 2 More New Models To The Harley-Davidson 2014 Line-Up. The SuperLow 1200T and the Low Rider.Published by Cyril Huze March 6th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Fresh off the unveiling of the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 and the launch of Project RUSHMORE, the company unleashed today two new motorcycles that expand its diverse line-up of street bikes, and put more models for more riders on the showroom floor of each Harley-Davidson dealer. The mid-year release of the retro-cool Low Rider® and […]
There are 80 million people in Japan with a car driver’s license. And since you just need a car driver’s license to ride a trike (categorized as a car), it’s a huge potential market for any 3-wheel manufacturer. Japan is already Harley’s second largest market (5 million people hold a motorcycle license), but thanks to […]
Lonnie Hannah, Sr. Layout Designer for Indian Motorcyclei is part of the Polaris team that built the all-new 2014 Indian® Chief® from the ground up. Although he is a very long time Harley-Davidson rider, he mentioned to the Indian crew that he wanted to get an Indian logo tattooed on his arm to show his […]
Will bad girls adopt the white-hot look? The new Spring Brook Leather Jacket (P/N: 97002-14VW, starting at $350) from Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® is constructed from lightweight goatskin leather with polyester twill lining and features pre-curved sleeves plus padded back waist and shoulders for extra comfort.
Victory Motorcycles At Daytona Bike Week With New Display, Demo Rides, Appearances by Gunny, the Nesses & More…Published by Cyril Huze March 5th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Victory Motorcycles has advice for riders heading to Daytona Bike Week: Get some sleep in advance and keep your fuel tank full. Victory has a busy week of activities planned for all motorcyclists who plan to kick off the new riding season at Daytona Beach from March 7-15. And if you’re a Victory rider, you’ll […]
Edward Joel Pennington from Indiana (1858-1911) is often credited with having invented the word “motorcycle”, using it for the 1st time in 1893. Inventor of many things – ignition systems, balloon tires, airship, etc – he basically was the first person to invent a gas-powered motorcycle, demonstrating his original motorcycle design in Milwaukee in 1895. […]
The English Bulldog is popularly used to represent England or the United Kingdom. And this motorcycle named Bulldog s quite representative of the work of north Suffolk, UK based Old Empire Motorcycles. A custom, like their other creations, not born to conform and follow a specific and unique school of thoughts and design, but instead […]
Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company announced its event calendar for Indian Motorcycle owners at Daytona Bike Week 2014, which takes place March 8-15 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Owners of models past and present – from 1901 to the all-new 2014 Indian Chiefs – are invited to join Indian Motorcycle in a series of special […]
New Harley-Davidson®-exclusive Michelin® Scorcher tires are now available as the only Harley-Davidson-validated alternative to the original-equipment tires for the Fat Boy® and Fat Boy® Lo motorcycles. The Michelin Scorcher 11(P/N 43100016, 17-inch Front $230.95; P/N 43200022, 17-inch Rear, $269.95) fit 2007-later Fat Boy and 2110-later Fat Boy Lo models. They are exclusively designed, tested and […]
I love Garage Studios, these cool places which are more than motorcycle shops, where projects are not limited to bikes but to the design and creation of one-off architectural elements inspired by the automotive custom culture. One to discover is Shasta Smith’s The Vintage Monkey in Sacramento, California. Since most of you will never go […]
Royal Enfield, a cult brand in India, has built its reputation around adventure riding and eating up miles on the rough and difficult roads of the Himalaya or of the Rajasthan . During the last 3 years, the subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited could have sold many more bikes around the world if production had […]
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days will be held July 11-13, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Events will include special recognition, displays and race classes for historic Indian-brand motorcycles (including Indian “Motocycles” from the early days), as well as participation from the new Indian Motorcycle. Attendees to the three-day festival […]
In each episode of “Fast N’ Loud”, the duo Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufnman of Gas Monkey Garage search for the far flung corners of Texas and surrounding states for forgotten derelict classic cars to buy and restore. But sometimes they re-build a bike, like this 1997 Harley Sportster Evo 1200, now raffled off to […]
Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Cycles tells me that after many years of only building bikes, he has decided to offer a limited edition line of parts. His first new part is a billet aluminum fuel cap that accepts “Challenge Coins” that he has decided to bring to market via Crowdhoster, a crowd funding website. […]
In the works at Bryan Fuller’s Hot Rods shop, this three-wheeler uniquely built to handle and lean like a traditional two-wheel sport bike thanks to TreMoto’s patented technology. When Bryan Fuller, owner of first saw TreMoto’s Monstrosity 620 with leaning vehicle suspension he said he immediately thought, “Wow, that’s how a trike should be made.” […]
Indian Motorcycle parties, demo rides, giveaways, celebrity guests, special events, and much more will take place March 8-15 in Daytona Beach, Florida for all fans of the brand Indian Motorcycle Demo Rides @ Daytona International Speedway (Enter at Gate 70) – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Indian Motorcycle will feature demo rides for the […]
Win A 2015 Victory Gunner. Win Again Having It Customized By The Ness Family. Trip For 2 To California Included.Published by Cyril Huze February 20th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Picture this: you and Arlen Ness, hanging out at the shop, having a beer and customizing your brand new 2015 Victory Gunner. Sound like a dream? With the Victory Custom Ness Gunner Sweepstakes, it’s a dream that will become a reality for one lucky winner. Victory is going over the top to celebrate their riders, […]
A theme motorcycle can either be very tacky or simply wonderful and memorable when name and design really fit the purpose of the said custom bike. As you all already know, most top European builders and bikers alike, much more than Americans, are into torque and speed, and consequently have a special affinity with the […]
Harley-Davidson is moving all of its Bike Week festivities to one convenient location, the Daytona International Speedway. “After several years with our displays split between Beach Street and Daytona International Speedway, we’re consolidating into one action-packed display at the Speedway to make it easier for our fans to experience everything we have in one easy-to-access […]
Are you still in search of America like Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper in the 1969 movie Easy Rider? Want to feel again like a freewheeling hippie? Want to show your age? Build yourself a Captain America trike… Yes, people will look at you, may start a conversation about how the 60’s and 70’s values […]