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Did You Know? Honda Produced Its 300-Millionth Motorcycle

Honda started mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949. Its first model was the Honda Dream Type-D 98 cc. featured here. 65 years later, in 2014, Honda Motor Co., Ltd announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The company longest produced model is the Gold Wing celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2015. Today, Honda produces […]

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Saddlebag Ready Surface Care Products Keep Road Grime Under Control

Keep road trip grime under control with these two new packable surface-care products from Harley-Davidson® , perfect for rest-stop touch-ups and rally detailing. The new Bug Eater Sponge (P/N 93600110, $7.95) is tough on bugs but gentle on other surfaces. This easy-to-grip pad features a strong, flexible core laminated with double-sided cleaning surfaces. When paired […]

Spectro Oils

Victory Motorcycles and Helping with Horsepower™ Engage At-Risk Youth to Set Land Speed Record

Records were broken and memories were made. Victory Motorcycles and Pine Bush High School’s Starz Program Helping With Horsepower™ sets a new national land speed record while providing a learning experience for at-risk youths. Laura Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles developed the Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program to use a motorcycle as a tool […]

Progressive Suspension

Queen Of California Digger Sportster

Arnaud Mary from Motorsports Garage is a big fan of Arlen Ness and of his typically Californian 70’s Digger motorcycles. After thinking of building one during no less than 8 years, Mary took the plunge and asked his good friend Tony of New school Garage to help him work the metal for a faithful-to-the-style San […]

Victory Motorcycles Honoring Military, Police And Fire Service With $1000 Off A Motorcycle Purchase. Giving $500 To Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans For Each Motorcycle Sold.

Last November 11th in New York City, Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) supporting the men and women of the armed forces had joined in a motorcycle parade to celebrate all those who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Victory/IAVA have initiated “The Road Home” program during which […]

Custom Harley Street 750

An interesting custom Harley Street 750. In Mumbai, India, up-and-coming custom builder Vijay Singh owner of Rajputana Customs just introduced a customized version of the Harley Street 750. Named the “Brat Café Racer”, this one-off Street keeps the factory frame and engine configuration but in a simplified bodywork with the original instrument cluster forever gone. […]

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Deus Ex Machina TT800

Michael Woolaway from California based Deus Ex Machina USA created for a customer the Deus TT800, a hand-built custom motorcycle paying tribute to the successful 60’s Triumph factory TT machines. As a matter of fact, engine is a Kawasaki W650 bored out to reach 800 cc with a CR carburetor cradled in a custom chromoly […]

Picture Of The Week. “Follow Your Dream” By Indian Larry Motorcycles

This custom bike, a collaboration between METZELER and Indian Larry Motorcycles with suggestions from fans of the two brands on Facebook®, was completed just on time for the 2014 Sturgis Rally. A style blending the classic chopper look with hotrod race bike styling. Of course, equipped with Metzler ME 888 Marathon tires. A series of […]

Charging Bull Softail Deuce

Another fine example of a customized job done on a factory Harley Softail without altering the factory engine and driveline to produce a result you would expect from a bike built from the ground up. It’s currently the pride of King’s Road Customs (and of course of his private owner), the custom division of London […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Erik Buell Racing And Hero MotoCorp Working On Small-Displacement Motorcycle Line-Up.  How small can be an EBR bike? Last summer, Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp bought a minority stake in Erik Buell Racing. A great source of financing for EBR to support its manufacturing and dealers expansion, here and abroad, but also an opportunity for […]

New Harley-Davidson Superlow® 1200T. Big Touring Features In A Light Machine.

Those looking for a Harley Sportster with essential touring features (detachable windshield, locking saddlebags, Michelin® Scorcher® 11T touring tires and rear suspension with dial-adjustable pre-load), may consider the HD Superlow 1200T, a bike introduced as a mid-year 2014 model. Its ergonomics are calibrated to offer riders from 5’ 1” to 5’ 7” in height an […]

Polaris Slingshot To Arrive At Your dealership By November 26, 2014

Nicknamed the “Roadster Jet-Fighter”, the Slingshot™ is an entirely new on-road driving and riding experience. The Slingshot is a three wheeled motorcycle, not an automobile. Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement. With side by side seating, both driver and passenger experience a front row shot of adrenaline, a 360-degree rush of sight, sound, and […]

Indian Motorcycle Returns To Speed Trials At El Mirage

This past weekend Gary Gray -Director of Indian Motorcycle Products , Robert Pandya – Indian Motorcycle PR Manager – and a handful of Indian Motorcycle engineers and friends of the brand headed out to the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed to participate to the final SCTA timed 2-day event of the season to get some […]

Bigtwin Expo Of Netherlands. November 7-9.

Another big European show/expo, this one in the heart of the Netherlands, with 2 full halls of custom bikes and everything about the lifestyle, held during 3 days last weekend Nov. 7-9 at the former Autotron Museum of Rosmalen. 90 bikes competed in a bike show organized by Bigtwin Magazine and I will feature some […]

Victory Recalls Some 2015 Models For Transmission Issue

Polaris is recalling some 2015 model year Victory motorcycles because of a problem that can cause the transmission to shift gears or drop into neutral. The motorcycles recalled include the 2015 Cross Country, Cross Country 8-Ball, Cross Country Tour, Gunner, Hammer 8-Ball, High Ball, Magnum, Vegas 8-Ball and Vision Tour, though only 122 units manufactured […]

Indian Motorcycle Unveils Long Beach IMS Plans This Weekend In Long Beach, California

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its itinerary for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., which takes place November 14-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Riders in southern California are encouraged to be among the first in the nation to take a demo ride on the very much talked-about new […]

Bonhams London Auction. 1929 Brough Superior 986cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sports And 1950 Vincent 998cc Series C Black Shadow

These 2 exciting motorcycles are going to be auctioned in London November 30th at Bonhams headquarters on Bond Street, Estimated at £270,000-320,000, the 1929 Brough Alpine Grand Sports was designed with the legendary peaks of the Alpine Trial in mind. Taking in vast mountain peaks, chilling temperatures, and the twists and turns of Austria, Croatia, […]

Cabana Dan’s Harley Package Truck

Dan Rognvoog (a.k.a. Cabana Dan) belongs to this category of non-professional builders who spends all his free time building and tinkering in his personal workshop. Each year, he completes a new project whose quality is such that you would swear it comes for an household name custom builder. His passion is for vintage motorcycles that […]

Postcards From Milano EICMA Motorcycle Exhibition

Eicma Motorcycle Exhibition was held from November 4th to 6th at the Fiera Milano in Milano, Italy. and was celebrating its 100th anniversary and 72th edition with the introduction of 20 different models from the largest brands. And a lot of bikes from “boutique” manufacturers, from custom builders only displaying their latest creations or competing […]

Picture Of The Week

Game Over Cycles, a custom shop in Poland, built this bike called “The Recidivist” to celebrate the art of tattoo. When I published it about one month ago, In your comments you gave it a lukewarm reception. Of course, the objective is to create the buzz about the shop. So, a girl straddling it, may […]

The Bienville Legacy Project. Love It Or Hate It. The Experiment Of JT Nesbitt.

What would you do if someone let you create a custom motorcycle without limitations on ideas, time and budget? JT Nesbitt gives you his answer with “The Bienville Legacy”, an experiment financed by Jim Jacoby through his ADMCI Foundation (American Design And Mastercraft Initiative) The program is to encourage innovation by giving master craftspeople full […]

Custom Builder Kim Suter Is Back And Opens A New Large Shop In The Heart Of Kansas City

In 1995, Kim and wifey Cheryl opened a motorcycle shop in the back of a gas station. Over the next 13 years, their passion for building custom motorcycles grew bigger as they were creating better and better custom bikes acknowledged by the industry. Both were very familiar faces on the show tour. Then in 2008, […]

The New Ducati Scrambler. Destined To Be Very Fashionable With Generation X Crowd.

Just one month after Intermot in Cologne, Germany, yesterday Ducati introduced to its Italians fans at the Milano Eicma Motorcycle Exhibition (November 4th to 6th) the 4 new Scrambler models. Just a couple of shots to give you an idea of the way Ducati did the presentation of the 2015 line, with an acrobatic show […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Is Buying 25% Of Italy’s MV Agusta. Mercedes signed a long-term marketing and distribution partnership together with the stake purchase, the unit of Stuttgart-based Daimler AG and the Italy Varese-based motorcycle maker said in a statement last Friday. The companies didn’t disclose financial terms. This announcement follows luxury-car competitor Audi entry into the motorcycle […]



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