At 21, Max Ness is the youngest member of the Ness family, the other son of Cory Ness, and is already involved in custom bike building although he is still attending the University of Arizona where he is studying Retail and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business administration. When we met in Sturgis, he […]
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The benefits are on a selection of new Polaris brands for all model years. The Costco promotion runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2015. The offer features Polaris Victory Motorcycles, side-by-sides (excluding the RZR XP Turbo EPS), all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles (excluding the Indy 120) and GEM electric vehicles. Costco members must register for […]
The Harley Dealer Customization Contest for the best tricked-out Street 750 Motorcycle has ended and The Custom king has been crowned. Alex Stewart, of Yellowstone Harley-Davidson® in Belgrade, Montana earned bragging rights and a new motorcycle-customization royalty designation – the first-ever U.S. Custom King. Stewart and his dealership’s build team assembled the winning “Next Generation Board […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it investigated after the company recalled more than 1,300 motorcycles for a defect that could reduce steering capability, and the company filed a late response to a NHTSA Special Order. Yesterday August 31, 2015 the NHTSA imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty against Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. […]
No doubt that this new old iron is going to provoke a lot of reactions that I hope will be positive because of its originality and superb detailing. When I discovered it, I just wished that German artist, craftsman and builder Uwe Ehinger from Ehinger Kraftrad had chosen a less common name than Speedster for this […]
2015 American International Expo In Orlando (October 15-18) My Interview With V-Twin Director Bob Kay.Published by Cyril Huze August 30th, 2015 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
There is no doubt that just after a couple of years, The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has changed the way The Powersports Industry does business with dealers and consumers. As a matter of fact, in 2015, it’s now the only B2B and B2C North American Powersports Trade Show. For its anticipated return to the […]
Stirring the rebel soul in all of us, especially the youngsters is a Harley philosophy. The Harley-Davidson Dark Custom movement strips a motorcycle to its mechanical essence and the motorcycling experience to its rebellious core – the quest for freedom and self-expression. For 2016, Harley-Davidson asserts Dark Custom attitude with the new Iron 883™, Forty-Eight®, […]
For its 15th edition, Las Vegas BikeFest has a new home in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street East between 7th and 10th street. As usual, a ton of Activities, about hundred vendors, demo rides, several bike Shows, the Artistry in Iron competition, celebrity Appearances, a $10,000 poker run, lots of entertainment […]
The affected Street motorcycles were manufactured between January 20, 2014 and June 24, 2015, (Street 500) between May 12, 2014 and June 24, 2015 Street 750) The fuel-pump issue is in regard of a a poor seal at the inlet that can cause an interruption of fuel supply. It it occurs, it creates an hesitation […]
An incredible single-owner collection of 60 rare motorcycles will be offered at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, UK taking place October 17-18, 2015. The Lonati Collection consists of mostly American machines, including examples from motorcycle greats Harley-Davidson, Indian, Pierce and Excelsior. The collection is offered from the family of the late Tiberio Lonati, Italy based CEO […]
2016 Harley-Davidson New S-Series. Softail Slim® S And Fat Boy® S Debut With Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 Engines.Published by Cyril Huze August 24th, 2015 in Builders and Editorial.
The rush of acceleration never seems to get old. That instant when the light turns green, the throttle snaps open, and torque slams the back tire is a moment most motorcyclists crave. In 2016 Harley-Davidson gives riders more of that feeling with the launch of its most powerful lineup of cruiser models ever, including the […]
Breaking News. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Reveal. The Darkest And Most Powerful Cruiser Lineup In Harley’s History.Published by Cyril Huze August 23rd, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
The U.S. reveal was in Portland, Oregon. The new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight Dark Customs follow the sub-brand’s retro aesthetic and add a new suspension package and mag wheels and better seating setup to get more “smooth” in the ride. Harley also revealed the Road Glide Ultra under its Project Rushmore banner. Two new hard-hitting Dark […]
The objective of this feature is not to impress you with a custom “tour de force”. Instead, it is to demonstrate that in a short time, with very few custom parts, you can look custom while still preserving the pure Harley DNA … and your factory warranty. “Taildraggers” were quite popular in the 90’s, especially […]
New 2016 Harley Models Unveiled This Weekend. Of course I am on it and you will get all the photos and info Sunday evening or very early Monday morning. Without waiting for the official factory announcement, we already know a couple of things, thanks to the documents that all manufacturers must file with the California […]
Confederate Motorcycles has always had as its philosophy to cultivate today’s America’s rebel motorcycle culture. Yesterday, the company released its second generation P51 Combat Fighter, a model fusing primitivism, avant-gardism and minimalism into pure, uncompromised power. This new model rides on a brand new CX4 architecture, a lighter, tougher evolution of Confederate patented, drag racing […]
Last July 25th during the one-day event in Calabasas, California Japanese custom bike builder Hiroyuki Hirata from B&B Custom Factory in Hiroshima, Japan was voted the Best Of Show winner with “Zero Fighter”. It is based on a 1990 Harley FLHTC fully modified to the theme of “Japanese Culture”. Hiroyuki Hirata is now a 2-time […]
The picturesque Lake Faak in Carinthia, Austria will once again be brought to life with the rumble of V-Twins during the 18th European Bike Week And Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show. It’s Europe air biggest open and free motorcycle event attracting around 100,000 bikers to enjoy six days of music, shopping, ride-outs and terrific camaraderie. […]
Harley-Davidson is working to broaden its appeal to a more culturally diverse clientele with models easier to afford if you are young and easier to ride if you are female. But the mostly old white men, dominantly owners of Harley dealerships in the US, don’t match very well with the combined growing population of minorities […]
Royal Enfield, originally, a British motorcycle company and now a subsidiary of Eicher Motors based in India is targeting in North America the mid-size market segment between the Harley Davidsons and Indians on the one end and the regular 200 cc bikes on the other. To implement this strategy, Royal Enfield has already set up […]
Youngsters in the business of custom building need cheap donor motorcycles. First to be able to auto finance their builds, second to find clients their age who can afford to buy their makeovers. A plethora of little unloved bikes are available for this purpose, especially in the category of low cc commuter bikes of the […]
Joe Merkel started to design motorcycle engines in 1902 and built his first motorcycle in 1903 using his own 316 cc single cylinder engine. He created his own company in 1908 under the name of Light Manufacturing and Foundry Company and produced motorcycles (single and two-ylinder engines) under the trademark “Merkel Light” It was acquired […]
Harley-Davidson’s line of affordable 500 and 750 Street models targets millennials, women and other first-time riders. And the manufacturer wants to inspire personalization. Delivered with a full dose of Dark Custom™ attitude, the Street is a blank page of American steel ready for every rider to fill in. And to get that project started, Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & […]
During The 75th Sturgis Rally, Record Sales At Black Hills Harley Davidson. Last year Black Hills Harley Davidson sold a record 376 bikes in a two week span during the rally. This year they would have sold 525 bikes! Nearly 75% of bikes sold this year include a trade. The top selling bike at Black […]
The Top 1 Ack Attack Streamliner Motorcycle Will Race In Bonneville To Defend Their Land Speed Record Title And Attempt 400 MPHPublished by Cyril Huze August 14th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Quality of salt permitting, the Top 1 Ack Attack team will compete at the world famous Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, in Utah on August 29 to September 3, 2015. Mike Akatiff, the engineer who built the Ack Attack, and his crew are excited to get back out on the Bonneville Salt Flats […]