One custom bike that I forgot in my files, but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter when it was completed if it’s a good project. East of France, somewhere in a small village lost in the Vosges mountain range, each night and weekend of the first 7 months of the year, 5 good friends meet […]
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Polaris Industries Inc. is headquartered just outside of Minneapolis in Medina, Minnesota. Polaris engineering, US manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Roseau, Minnesota; Osceola, Wisconsin; Spirit Lake, Iowa; Vermillion South Dakota. 1- Polaris was founded in Roseau, Minn., in 1954 as a snowmobile manufacturer. 2- Polaris expanded to a line of watercrafts discontinued about […]
Just ride. It’s a simple idea that expresses the passion that unites motorcycle riders around the world, regardless of age, location, or brand. It’s also all anyone needs to do to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders and Harley Owners Group® members who are flexing their freedom and hitting the open road during the […]
Last Saturday May 16, 2015 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California was a chance to admire 400 of the world’s finest vintage, classic, and modern dern motorcycles motorcycles from both pre- and post-war eras. Motorcycles as Art celebrated with a fine lunch and offerings from local wineries and breweries. A selection of 5 of the […]
The Project 156 Victory prototype race engine. Maximum power for extreme conditions at Pikes Peak. Watch Part 2 of the Project 156 build as VictoryRacing, Roland Sands Design & Cycle World bring you a prototype built for 156 corners of fury and an epic race to the clouds.
LLOYDZ Motor Workz has long been the leading name in high performance products for Victory Motorcycles. In fact, LLOYDZ has been developing and producing performance parts for Victory’s since they started coming off the assembly line back in 1999. Ever since the announcement that Polaris Industries purchased the Indian Motorcycle name, LLOYDZ Greer Motor Workz […]
A northern Italian beach whose name is Lignano Sabbiadoro where, as in most summer resorts, activities are limited to swimming, tanning and shopping. Except in May during Biker Fest International when entertainment expands the time of a weekend to watching bikes cruise the Adriatic Sea coast, demo riding the latest models from motorcycle manufacturers and admiring […]
Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, white-marble domes and a lively nightlife scene. And probably will never for its yearly 3-day Dubai Motorcycle Biker Build-Off…Doesn’t matter to Abu Dhabi, UAE based Mario Kypriandes from Chopper Kulture. Until now, he’s got no problem finding clients from all over Europe […]
Indian Motorcycle, in recognition of Armed Forces Day, today announced it has signed an ambassador agreement with Grammy® award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band. The band, an avid group of motorcycle and power sports riders, will promote the Indian Motorcycle brand through various brand initiatives, most notably lending support to the company’s new […]
Harley-Davidson Kansas City Plant Makes List Of US Best Factory Tours. CNN interviewed one of the authors of “Watch it Made in the U.S.A.: A Visitor’s Guide to the Best Factory Tours and Company Museums,” who shared her top 9 favorites from across the U.S., which included the Kansas City Harley-Davidson plant. Visitors can view […]
A factory motorcycle is only the beginning. A blank page on which every rider can dream and print his own personality. The biker custom spirit will never die and all motorcycle manufacturers benefit from it. So, Harley-Davidson is inviting its dealers to get their hands dirty and transform a stock Harley-Davidson Street motorcycle into a […]
It’s Texas’ largest event on 2 wheels and has grown to one of the largest biker rallies in the U.S. In the great city of Austin with a picturesque Texas Hill Country, backdrop, a star studded lineup of custom bike builders, iconic rock bands and entertainers . The ROT Rally is responsible for generating more […]
Three outstanding Black Hills students have been chosen to receive a total of $8500 in scholarship for their participation in the Buffalo Chip Challenge. The Buffalo Chip Challenge, a collaboration between the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Keith Terry of Terry Components, Dakota V-Twin, Baggster, Sturgis Brown High School and a large group of industry-leading sponsors, was opened for […]
Breaking News. Victory Motorcycles To Race Prototype Electric Motorcycle At The Isle Of Man TT On June 10, 2015Published by Cyril Huze May 12th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Victory Motorcycles is announcing their intention to race at the iconic International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) event on a prototype Victory electric race motorcycle piloted by William Dunlop of the legendary Dunlop dynasty and by Lee Johnston known in the racing world as “General Lee”. Victory Racing will compete in the Isle of […]
Zero Motorcycles Confirms Returns To AIMExpo. Will Offer Demo Rides of the Latest Electric Motorcycles.Published by Cyril Huze May 12th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Following a successful first year involvement, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and Zero Motorcycles, currently the world’s leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles, have announced that the pioneering OEM will return for its second year of exhibiting this October 15-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Highlighting the product lineup from Zero will be […]
Two very special custom motorcycles were created as part of a BMW Motorrad “Ignite Straight Six” contest between 2 Japanese builders, Keiji Kawakita from Hot-Dock Custom-Cycles and Ken Nagai from Ken’s Factory. Although both customs have a lot of merit, the one created by Ken’s Factory that I feature here has my preference. The reason? […]
How much do you know or want to know about Triumph Motorcycles? From the humble beginnings of Triumph Engineering Co Ltd , a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer, to the times of Norton Villiers Triumph, also defunct, to the current Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, the current British motorcycle manufacturer. This new book “The Complete Book Of Classic […]
Throughout 2015 Indian Motorcycle will unveil a series of custom Indian Scouts designed and crafted by some of America’s leading custom bike builders — each designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone or achievement since its debut in 1920. Each of the custom Scouts will be accompanied by vignettes to share the legacy of […]
Motus Motorcycles Now Street Legal In 50 US States. The Air Resources Board has certified the 2015 Motus motorcycle models MST and MSTR as compliant with California’s strict emissions standards, Motus motorcycles are now street legal in all 50 states. The Alabama company just started a Demo Rides Tour at select US dealers. Voters Approve […]
Victory Racing and Roland Sands Design take on the challenge of building a 100% hand-built road racing bike with a prototype Victory engine. Together they plan to race the bike at Pikes Peak (Race to the Clouds), America’s most challenging road race with 156 corners up a 14,000ft (4,267m) mountain.
From the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, Harley-Davidson today announces it is offering all current and former U.S. military free Riding Academy motorcycle training. The new “Learn to Ride” program, open to active-duty, retired, reservists and veterans, begins on Armed Forces Day, May 16 and runs through Sept. 13. Harley-Davidson teamed up with U.S. […]
It’s the first Triumph national television campaign in the US since 2013. The “Voices” commercial begins in the streets of Los Angeles, Calif., and closes on an open, expansive salt flats, signifying the historical ties of the Bonneville motorcycle to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where the bike earned its namesake. Named “Voices” the […]
Ken Nagal, the Japanese Custom Builder with offices both in his native country and in California, is making his “Neo-Fusion” 5 3/4” headlight available to US buyers. You have already seen it on several recent customs built by Nagal that I have featured in this website. It is designed to be bolt-on on most Harley […]
Take a Harley-Davidson® Touring bike to the wild side of performance with the new Screamin’ Eagle® SE120ST Crate Motor (P/N 19221-15, $5,695.00) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Offering the factory-engineered street performance, this 120-cubic-inch engine is designed for bolt-in installation in an Original Equipment-style Harley-Davidson Touring chassis with no required fabrication or engine […]