I never been a fan of the typical BMW motorcycle aesthetics, although I agree that they are great riding bikes. But whatever the brand you ride, customize, etc you must admit, like me, that this custom R Nine T is beautiful…and that it would be great if it would be manufactured by BMW Motorrad.
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Ducati Motorcycle Dealers Top Ranked for 3rd Year For Buyers Satisfaction. Harley-Davidson And Victory Tied For Second.Published by Cyril Huze May 3rd, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Engines.
Pied Piper Management Company LLC released yesterday its annual industry benchmarking study measuring how effectively U.S. motorcycle dealerships help shoppers become buyers. Ducati dealerships were the top ranked brand in the newly released 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index® (PSI®) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchmarking Study, which marks the third consecutive year that Ducati finished at […]
Swiss endurance Rider Urs “Grizzly” is on his fourth of six continents in 100-day ride challenge. He is 25 riding days and 16,932 miles into his quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 riding days aboard his Victory Motorcycles® Cross Country Tour. The Victory Cross Country Tour […]
It’s certainly not the first and last time that Jack Daniels has collaborated with a custom builder to promote its brand. Towards the end of 2015, custom builder Sean Taylor from Gasoline Motor Co was approached by Jack Daniel’s Australia with a desire to build a distinctive Harley-Davidson to suit the Cafe Racer movement. Obviously not the […]
Formally known as the Bub 7 Streamliner, a motorcycle that set in 2009 on the Bonneville Salt Flats the all time world Land Speed Record with a two-way average speed of 367.382 mph, this exceptional machine could reclaim its title with the right pilot and sponsors. The number 7 is tunnel tested with tires tested […]
Starting today Sunday, May 01, 2016 until Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM Central, Erik Buell Racing is selling excess assets of machinery, equipment, motorcycle parts and personal Property. Financing is available. You can preview all machinery & parts May 9 & 10 from 9am to 5 pm. Removal has to be done May 12 to […]
The 2017 Victory Motorcycles® Octane® is set to make its television debut Saturday, April 30, at 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET, in the season premiere of Velocity’s Car Fix http://www.velocity.com/tv-shows/car-fix/ the essential “how to” automotive series that features the talented dynamic duo of Lou Santiago and Jared Zimmerman. In each episode of “Car […]
Stripping vintage motorcycles to their bare essentials, then refitting them with hand-made parts but hiding as much as possible so that at the end only three essential component groups are visible to the observer: the frame and wheels, the bodywork, and the engine with exhausts. A complex task than only the best builders can accomplish, […]
Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon To Be Located At The Broken Spoke Campground Property Now Called Pappy Hoel Campground and Resort. In September 2015, The Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon burned to the ground in an overnight fire. The proprietors Michael & Angie Ballard and partner Jesse James Dupree will re-build the Full Throttle Saloon on the […]
Not a motorcycle but a 2-wheeler, you must respect a company (Italy’s Piaggio & C. SpA) that has introduced the Vespa seven decades ago ans sold over 18 million units worldwide since 1946. With for objective to compete with the motorcycles of the time by offering a 2-wheeler easier to ride and to maintain, Corroding […]
Found in a UK Cornwall barn submerged under decades of dust, old machinery parts and household clutter, this ex Hubert Chantrey Brough Superior was acquired at a Bonhams auction was acquired by an unnamed German bidder for £ 331,900 or US$ 477,205. This bike and 7 others described by auctioneers Bonhams as the “last known […]
Now available online and from more than 750 authorized retail location in the United States. Men’s Triple Vent System Passing Link. A rugged style and customizable comfort in the new Men’s Passing Link Triple Vent System™ Leather Jacket (P/N 98074-14VM, $495.00). This mid-weight distressed cowhide leather motorcycle jacket has an oiled-canvas patch and embroidered graphics […]
Personally, I didn’t see many customized Victory Hammer models. So, I find it interesting that this creation is not only a bike show winner during the recent CCE Competition at the Verona Motor Bike Expo, but is also the new custom platform used by CCE to showcase and promote after-market Victory parts in its 2016 […]
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, conveniently takes place on the same weekend as the famed COTA Moto GP as well as the COTA GNC Flat Track. The event is a mash up of racing, custom and culture creators. You have the crème de la crème of custom motorcycles from builders like Max Hazzan, Shinya Kimura, […]
Polaris Motorcycles To Benefit From Harley Ads? Harley-Davidson increased its 2016 marketing budget by 70% and is currently running a “Live Your Legend” advertising campaign to convince new riders to join the brand. On April 21st during a conference call to announce Polaris 1st-quarter results, its CEO Scott Wine stated “We do think that with […]
Harley Davidson only built one.! 15 years ago, Patrick James acquired this Bill Harley’s 1939 experimental all aluminum motor Harley twin. It now sits in his garage parked next to Paul Bigsby 1936 #5 Crocker, 4 other Crockers and several Ace Fours , Cleveland, etc. Paul contacted me and was nice enough to tell me […]
Those playing with the snow on 2 wheels will love this solo seat snowmobile (Snow Speeder?) that you can ride with the same posture you ride your motorcycle. The Snoped is a very sleek, light weight, all black, high tech looking aluminum machine equipped with a 90 cc motor and Chrysler Sno-Runner track. A bodywork […]
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported first quarter net income of $46.9 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 compared to $88.6 million, or $1.30 per diluted share reported in the first quarter of 2015, in-line with Company expectations. Sales for the first quarter 2016 totaled $983.0 million, down […]
It took a long weekend for the Ness team to create this custom Octane. Objective? To demonstrate that in just 72 hours it’s possible to add some serious attitude (yours) to the new muscular model from Victory. Zach Ness told me: “We first ripped the sheet metal off and shot a candy blue over the […]
Harley Reports First-Quarter Earnings. Beating Estimates On International Sales. US Retail Sales Slightly Down.Published by Cyril Huze April 19th, 2016 in Builders and Events.
First-quarter net income declined to $250.49 million from last year’s $269.85 million. Earnings per share, however, increased 7.1 percent to $1.36 from $1.27 last year, owing to lower share count. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter. Consolidated revenue increased to $1.75 billion from $1.67 […]
Harley-Davidson Unveils The Sportster Roadster. Blacked-Out Styling, Inverted 43 mm Front Suspension, Two-Up Seat, Slotted Black Exhaust. Starting At $11,199.Published by Cyril Huze April 18th, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Harley-Davidson Unveils The Sportster Roadster with a look reminiscent of a garage-built custom with blacked-out styling details, slammed bars, chopped rear fender, race-inspired graphics, a finned timer cover, slotted black exhaust shields and more… The new Roadster features a minimalist, fastback design inspired by classic racing motorcycles “Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster […]
“Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”! It may be the weirdest name ever given to a custom motorcycle. This saying is used (very rarely) when one is excited to have won something. The legend tells that years ago every casino in Las Vegas had a three-piece chicken dinner with a potato and a veggie for $1.79. A […]
On Saturday April 16, customers who test drive an Indian motorcycle at their local dealership can leave with a handcrafted piece of Indian Motorcycle art, a limited edition Chief Dark Horse poster created by LA artist Mathew Curran (while supplies last). Indian and agency Saatchi & Saatchi agency Team One asked stencil artist Matthew Curran […]
Sixty North America Harley dealers fought out hard to get a Harley accolade and the bragging rights of being 2016 Harley North America “King Of Customs” Hal’s Harley-Davidson of New Berlin, Wisconsin under the lead of Bud Curtis is the chosen winner with this Sportster 883 Super Low. Named “General Mayhem” it’s a modern day dual-sport […]
Defunct Matchless Motorcycles was created in 1889 by the Collier brothers (they won the first Isle of Man TT Tourist Trophy race in 1907) and is one of the oldest British manufacturers on record. During many years, khaki enamel applied to the gas tank was the only option and the brand color trademark. The featured 1961 […]
With more than 300 motorcycles on display, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, features one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage and modern motorcycles sponsored by leading manufacturers and top lifestyle, retail, and beverage companies ─ all hosted on the stunning green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. The Quail […]