1948 Vincent HRD Rapide 1000 Factory Race Special. Photo @ MC News AU.
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Harley-Davidson Delivers Strong Full-Year 2014 Financial Performance. Retail Motorcycle Sales Grow Worldwide On Strength in International MarketsPublished by Cyril Huze January 29th, 2015 in Builders and Events.
This morning Thursday January 29, 2015 Harley-Davidson Inc. posted a slightly lower quarterly net profit due largely to a strong U.S. dollar, though results were in line with expectations. The Milwaukee-based company reported net income of $74.5 million in the fourth quarter through Dec. 31, down just over 1 percent from $75.4 million a year earlier. […]
Polaris Missing Production Targets For Indian Scout, Victory Magnum And Slingshot. Back Orders Not Filled Before Second Quarter 2015.Published by Cyril Huze January 29th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Last Tuesday morning, during a conference call following the announcement of Polaris 4th quarter financial results, Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Wine acknowledged that the company missed its production targets for the new Indian Scout, the 2-tone Chiefs the Victory Magnum and the Slingshot although the factory was running at 100% for most […]
Polaris Industries is recalling 1,577 model year 2015 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured August 26, 2014, to December 16, 2014, and 2015 Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured August 18, 2014, to December 15, 2014. The recalled motorcycles may be equipped with roll hoops that do not meet hardness specifications. If the roll hoops do not meet strength specifications, […]
Verona Motor Bike Expo January 23-25. The Winners Of The Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series.Published by Cyril Huze January 28th, 2015 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Verona, Italy. The city of the play “Romeo and Juliet”, the tragic love story written by William Shakespeare with the famous balcony scene (see picture) where Romeo and Juliet agree to be married. And the city where each January, during 3 days, the international custom world, from manufacturers to custom builders to aftermarket parts vendors […]
Kendon Industries, Inc., the originator of the Stand-Up™ trailer concept and recognized as the industry leader in its category, received new private equity ownership and I hear plenty of new products are in the works. “Kendon is pleased to announce that it has established a funding source,” says Frank Esposito who remains as company president, […]
Sturgis Mayor Answers His Critics About Signing A 75-Year Agreement To Make Harley-Davidson The Official Brand Of The RallyPublished by Cyril Huze January 27th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Here in this website and on social media, many have expressed their disagreement with the city of Sturgis signing a deal with corporate Harley-Davidson to make Harley the official brand of the rally for the next 75 years. Sturgis Mark Carstensen replies to the critics in an article published today by Deb Holland in the […]
Fourth Quarter EPS Increased 27% on Sales Growth of 18%; Full Year 2014 EPS from continuing operations Increased 23% on Sales Growth of 19%. Fourth Quarter Highlights: Net income increased 25% to $135.4 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, with sales increasing 18% to $1,275.0 million, both fourth quarter records. Off-Road Vehicle sales increased 19%, […]
What better way to encourage youngsters to build their own motorcycles than to show them what can be accomplished using an old, low price bike equipped with a throbbing engine. We want them to start cutting, grinding, drilling, hammering, notching, welding, milling, etc. They will do it if you point out to them the cheap […]
Jerry Lee Lewis, the legendary rock-n-roller, was present this Saturday January 24, 2015 at the Mecum Kissimee Florida auction to sell his 1959 FLH Harley-Davidson. The 2 big selling points were that it belongs to Jerry Lee Lewis – not that it had belong to him – and the fact that it is in a […]
Motortechnic Manufacturing USA. Restoring Engines And Transmissions For Harley Knuckleheads, Panheads And Flatheads UL.Published by Cyril Huze January 25th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Engines.
A great source for all those looking for a brilliant engine builder able to turn old Harley engines and trannies into perfectly running masterpieces. A jeweler of Knuckles, Pans and Big Flats Flathead UL), Dan Carr is entrusted by the best and most demanding builders and individuals who want their classic motorcycles to run and […]
The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (California ARB) is a good source of information for those looking to find out in advance the new models that motorcycle manufacturers will release a few months down the road. It looks like the “Chief Dark Horse” may join the Classic, Vintage, Chieftain and Roadmaster Chiefs for […]
Using a marketing strategy that most motorcycles manufacturers use to promote their new releases, Ducati has asked 3 Italian custom builders to show their skills on the new Scrambler models (Classic, Full Throttle and Urban Enduro.) Unveiled yesterday Friday 23rd at the Verona Motor Bike Expo, these custom creations have for objectives to show how […]
After working since its creation on the custom Harley market (bikes and parts), Phoenix shop Azzkikr Custom Cycle is now entering the custom Victory market with a new venture called Victory Lane. “We are adding new custom parts all the time and hope to establish ourselves in the Victory market like we have in the […]
Victory Motorcycles Steps Into The Performance World Of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing With The creation Of Victory Factory Racing.Published by Cyril Huze January 23rd, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Victory Motorcycles is taking a bold step into the performance world and partners with Matt Smith to create NHRA Pro Stock Factory Effort. The Victory riding team will be World Champion Matt Smith and his wife.co-rider Angie. Victory intends to compete at the pinnacle of the sport and anticipates a strong and professional effort with […]
Staying warm is the difference between an epic ride and a miserable one. It’s the difference between parking a motorcycle when it’s cold, or continuing to ride. With all-new this Dual Source 12V Heated Gear from Harley-Davidson MotorClothes, your riding season just got longer….P Harley-Davidson offers an array of new men’s and women’s liners, gloves, jackets […]
The Elio. One door, 2 seats, 3 wheels, 84 mpg, made in the USA with a $6800 price tag. And now, Elio founder and CEO Paul Elio is about to announce on February 6, 2015 what he believes is the first start-up vehicle manufacturer to develop its own internal combustion engine since Nash Motors in […]
From PR Of Digital News Agency. (UK). ]. Jaguar Land Rover is developing a range of new technologies that use colours, sounds and touch inside the car to alert drivers to potential hazards and prevent accidents involving motorcycles and bicycles. Sensors on the car will detect when another road user is approaching and identify it as […]
No surprise. Later in 2015 Polaris will debut the manufacturing of electric motorcycles at its Spirit Lake, Iowa plant. the one where Indian and Victory motorcycles are also produced. The factory counts about 1000 employees. This news follows last week announcement that Polaris acquired the assets, trademarks of Oregon-based Brammo Electric Motorcycles. No word yet […]
Café Racers. Very few among you in the US have ridden them in the 70’s. But because of nostalgia for their own unique style and the possibility to turn a light factory bike into a Café Racer for a reasonable budget, they are very popular again on the 3 continents of North America, Europe and […]
Orlando Ace Café To Open This Summer. There are currently 3 Ace Café locations, including the original that opened in London in 1938. The Orlando location will be the first in the United States. The flagship London location draws thousands of people to motorcycles and cars shows and other events every week, and the Orlando […]
This 1967 Harley-Davidson FLH is a very good illustration of those custom builders digging the past for inspiration, but creating modern machines with today’s materials and processes. “Gold Mustache” (yes, it’s the name) was built by a downtown Tokyo shop named Hawgholic. It made the trip from Japan to California where it was exhibited during […]
Polaris Acquired The Electric Motorcycle Business Of Brammo. Will Manufacture Electric Motorcycles Second Half Of 2015.Published by Cyril Huze January 15th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
The rumor was running since several weeks. Today January 15, 2015 Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) officially announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. Acquisition includes certain sssets, technology and Trademarks. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus […]
Breaking News. Harley-Davidson And The City Of Sturgis Finalizing Agreement To Make Harley The Official Brand Of The Sturgis Rally Until 2090.Published by Cyril Huze January 15th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Part of the agreement is Harley-Davidson Motor Co. building a permanent Plaza in a currently vacant lot at the intersection of Main and Second streets, not far from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall Of Fame. To be completed for the upcoming Sturgis Rally, the Plaza will be used for year-round events, from concerts, to […]