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Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Creates Active Pilots

Matt Levatich, Managing Director of Harley Davidson, said Riding Academy trained over 19,000 riders in the third quarter. Now the total is 51,000 units. The Harley Davidson Riding Academy expands the attractiveness of new pilots and is an essential part of the company’s strategy said Matt Levatich, President. One of our key goals of the […]


Note A Joke. The Teutuls Back In 2018 On Discovery Channel For New American Chopper Series.

Almost six years after American Chopper closed up shop, Discovery Channel is bringing the Teutuls back to television. The network announced Wednesday the return of American Chopper to its lineup in winter 2018. “American Chopper was one of Discovery’s most popular series ever,” said Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery. Father-son duo Paul Teutul Sr. and […]

Harley-Davidson 3rd Quarter 2017 Results. Lower Retail Sales. Revenue And Margin Down Due To Weak Industry Conditions.

Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales were down 6.9 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2016. Harley-Davidson U.S. retail motorcycle sales were down 8.1 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, with the overall U.S. industry down 9.2 percent for the same period. Harley-Davidson’s U.S. market share for the quarter was 53.1 […]

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Daytona Biketoberfest Shows And Exhibitions

Willie’s Chopper Show Old School Chopper Show. Thursday October 19, 2017. At Willie’s Tropical Tattoo 825 S Yonge St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 From 11 am to awards at 4 pm. Most bikers and builders present in town and belonging the old school chopper scene will spend an afternoon of fun & camaraderie while showing […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

The numbers Are In. Flat Track Is back And It’s Big Again. Full year of race attendance topped 100,000 fans, up 76% over 2016. An estimated 1.5 million viewers watched races on NBCSN. An additional 250,000 tuned in online via Fans Mobile Dealership? Triumph Motorcycles Has Introduced The First Mobile Dealership In India, to […]

Kickstarting A Younger Generation Of Custom Bike Builders…

When I received an email from Luke Cormack and Jackson, 2 lads from England, it made me happy. Not only because of the the photos of the bike they just built, but for their accompanying words. They opened their custom shop Bristol Bobbers in January 2016 and are not afraid to describe themselves as young, […]

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The Indian Scout FTR750, Flat Track’s Most Dominant Motorcycle, Now Available in 2018 with $350,000 In Performance Incentives

Indian Motorcycle Racing, which captured the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship, is offering professional flat track race teams and privateers unmatched incentives to compete on its premier Scout FTR750 race bike. More than $350,000 in contingency is available for those who ride an Indian for 2018. The Scout FTR750 powered arguably the most dominant […]

Harley Celebrating 115 years Of Freedom For All

In 1903, four young men in Milwaukee put a motor in a bicycle frame, One hundred and fifteen years later, Harley-Davidson and bikers all over the world are celebrating. In 2018, expect more flat-track racing, hill climbs, beach racing, drag racing, street parties, events in Harley hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and other locations around the […]

The Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Brand Is For Sale.

It includes the intellectual property, all federally registered trademarks, the previous motorcycle frame and engine designs, as well as the expired patents that can only be effectively exploited by the owner of Excelsior-Henderson. The brand will be auctioned off by Mecum Auctions in Las Vegas on January 27, 2018 at the South Point Hotel & […]

Custom Sportster XL 1200 Reborn In Asia

 At the end of the 90’s beginning of the 00’s, the epicenter of custom bike building shifted from the USA to Europe, imposing – thanks to its German, Austrian and Swiss builders – a large quantity of drag style inspired creations. And now, members of the custom motorcycle industry are looking at fresh building ideas […]

Rick’s 1st 2018 Custom Fat Boy

As I explained 2 weeks ago, for each new motorcycle model there is a rush from dealers and from independent shops to become the first to customize it and to make it known by the largest number of bikers. This year, the rush to customize is amplified by Eight all-new Softail® models featuring a reinvented […]

The All-New 2018 Bonneville Speedmaster. Cruiser Awesomeness.

It was unveiled last Tuesday, and after the huge success of the Triumph Bobber launched one year ago – the fastest selling model in Triumph 115-year history – one could wonder if Triumph would be able to create another hit in such a short time. And the company didn’t disappoint, offering a Cruiser with brutally […]

Harley-Davidson Is Trying to Cultivate Millennials While Catering To Loyalists. Seeking A New Generation Of riders Via Digital And Mobile

This story first appeared in the Oct. 2, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine Ever wanted to hop on a Harley-Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle and weave through gridlocked Manhattan streets? How about hitting the expanse of historic Route 66 while feeling your tires on the asphalt and the wind against your skin? Turns out you can—at […]

1979 BMW R80 Boardracer

Can Boardracer genes be uncovered in any bike from any brand from any period? I guess yes if you use the services of a great custom builder. For this 1979 BMW R80 named “Skyway” the styling master is Jeremy Hutch from Santa Monica, California shop Hutchbilt. This project started as an average custom tweak but […]

Eleanor. Dyna Nostalgia.

A little bit more than one month ago, as Harley-Davidson’s 2018 Softail-only line-up was announced, all Dyna models disappeared. Many Harley fans and custom builders were outraged when they learn that the Dyna, considered the the pure beloved descendant of the FXR, would no more be available to purchase, ride and customize. During these last […]

New 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Eating up miles requires power and comfort. The new 2018 Street Glide Special is featured with a fully blacked out Milwaukee-Eight® 107 engine (1746 cc) surrounded by dark finishes flowing from headlight to exhaust. Stretched saddlebags and FLHX rear fascia accentuate the long, low profile of the tourer and create a slammed custom profile. . […]

On November 14, Live Online Public Auction Of The Late John Parham’s Barn Finds

The family of John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles and the President of the Board of Directors of the non-profit National Motorcycle Museum, has hired Liquid Asset Partners to hold an auction of Parham’s “barn finds” – personal property that’s never been shown in the National Motorcycle Museum. Motorcycles, Cars, Parts and Historical Artifacts will […]

Championship Of The Americas At AIMExpo. The Main Winners.

One of the main highlights of any bike show is always the competition between custom builders. Last week, The Championship Of The Americas organized by Bob Kay at the AIMExpo gathered some of the best builders wishing to win the competition to qualify and get a free trip for the AMD World Championship Of Bike […]

Her Name Is Betty And She’s A Classic

The Harley Shovelhead from the AMF era (model years 1970-1981) had a bad reputation. Yes, it has been mocked with nicknames like “Hardly Ableson”, “Hardly Driveable,” and “Hogly Ferguson”. It was partly unjustified because many Shovel didn’t have more issues that many irons of that time. Yes, Shovels will probably weep or seep and sometimes […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Royal Enfield’s 750cc Bike Rivaling Harley-Davidson Street 750 Likely To Debut At EICMA Show. The parallel twin 750cc engine will be fitted in Continental GT’s double-cradle frame for the new Royal Enfield bike. It is the only a double-cradle frame with Royal Enfield at present that can handle 750cc engine. The parallel-twin 750cc mill is […]

First Customized Brand New 2018 Fat Boy?

For each new motorcycle model there is a rush from dealers and from independent shops to become the first to customize it and to make it known by the largest number of bikers. Even if customization is limited, like in this case, to a 4-day labor job and a very limited number of motorcycle brand […]

Postcards From 20th European Bike Week. Faaker See, Austria. September 5-10.

Bill Dodge To Swim Or Sink. Help!

Hurricane Irma affected Floridians from Key West to Jacksonville. Because of wind, but mainly flooding in Daytona Beach where is located Bling’s Cycles, the shop of well known custom builder Bill Dodge. During the passing of Irma, Bill spend the full night with Buddy, Bill’s dog. defending his shop against the flooding coming from the […]

Lonely Fucker Chopper

Good design is about creating objects and machines that stand the test of time, The Chopper design is one of the few ones having acquired a very unique sense of timelessness. In a softening motorcycle environment, can the Chopper design produced at a reasonable price works wonders to attract young new bikers? Don’t know the […]

Flashback. 1915 Iver Johnson Motorcycle.

It’s for me one of the most beautiful motorcycles produced at the beginning of last century. The Iver Johnson Company (the company shared the name as its founder Norwegian-born Iver Johnson.) was first a U.S firearms and bicycle company. Launched in Fitchburg, MA in 1907, a motorcycle division was created from the conversion of a […]

Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series At Brooklyn Invitational

As the title sponsor of the ninth annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show, Indian Motorcycle unveiled three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber crafted by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co. and skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, in conjunction with Roland Sands Design. Each of these builders brings a uniquely distinct vision and signature style. The […]

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