In 2008, entrepreneur Start Garner bought legendary British motorcycle manufacturer Norton. Buying norton took only 4 days from decision to deal completion. Garner got all the bike parts, 4 prototype bikes and all intellectual property rights. Reportly for a price in the single millions from a group of Americans (Norton had 3 different owners between […]
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It’s no secret that the salt levels at Bonneville are being rapidly depleted through mineral mining in the area. Brian Darwas wanted to show the hard work, dedication, and passion that goes into not only building a car for Speedwell, but the lengths the drivers go to to get their cars out to the salt […]
Rebuilt by Tony Prust, owner of Analog Motorcycles, this Harley Street 750 looks to me like the type of rugged scrambler that a hipster would love to ride in the city during the week and on country roads during the weekend. The tech sheet below and labor time will probably put the affordable H-D 750 […]
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The entire lineup of existing Indian® Scout® Accessories can be used on the Scout® Sixty along with new model-designed accessories that match the blacked-out frame, further complementing the riding experience. Each accessory produced is only sold after rigorous development and testing equivalent to that done on the production motorcycles. They come with a warranty when […]
Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Custom Motorcycle Build and Scholarship Program Registration Open To Black Hills StudentsPublished by Cyril Huze November 25th, 2015 in Builders, Customs and Editorial.
Black Hills area high school students are invited to apply for a position in the prestigious Buffalo Chip Challenge 2016 custom motorcycle build program with a chance at $8,500 in scholarships. Students accepted will learn valuable mechanical skills and customization techniques through hands-on instruction from industry professionals at Dakota V-Twin and Baggster, both in Spearfish. The class […]
Vic Jefford and wife Lin are well known throughout the European custom building world. After 15 years of wrenching one-off bikes, of crisscrossing the old continent to show them and collecting shelves of gold trophies, their most recent creation featured here may be the one giving their UK Destiny Cycles shop an international notoriety. Most […]
1971. The first year of the Harley FX Series. FX meant. “Factory Experimental” Harley-Davidson styling director Willie G. Davidson designed it as the first factory custom motorcycle..” Because of the weird Bobtail section ) borrowed from the Sportster , the experimentation got a cold reception from the press and from Harley fans. This model was […]
Yesterday evening November 19 at 7.30 p.m. at the Port Of Los Angeles, in the presence of top Indian executives, of members of the press and of select VIP’s, 5 Roland Sands Design (RSD) built custom Indian Scout Sixty Hooligan bikes were revealed. It was followed by a live demonstration of the 5 Scout Sixty […]
Harley Davidson CEO Wants Net-Zero Greenhouse Emissions By 2050. Many influential CEO’s have already committed to a global goal of net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 and urged other business leaders to match this ambition by committing to bold long-term targets. Harley-Davidson joined the group of the world’s biggest car and motorcycle makers who promised to make bold […]
The Erik buell saga continues. After being dropped in 2009 after 10 years spent with Harley-Davidson , Buell Motorcycles founder Erik Buell started his own independent company Erik Buell Racing (EBR) The new company abruptly shut down in April 2015 with reportedly 20.8 million in assets and 20.4 million in payable bills and other liabilities […]
Victory Motorcycles Reveals New Production Engine Based On Project 156. Will Power Upcoming 1200cc New Victory.Published by Cyril Huze November 18th, 2015 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
In Milan, at the EICMA international trade and consumer motorcycle show, Victory Motorcycles today revealed the production version of the engine that powered Project 156 up Pikes Peak this summer, and will power an upcoming 1200cc class motorcycle. The liquid-cooled four-valve engine has a 60-degree vee angle, utilizing double overhead cams that promise to make […]
Indian Motorcycle Unveils The Smaller Displacement Scout Sixty. The Most Powerful Motorcycle In Its Class. Only $8,999.00.Published by Cyril Huze November 18th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
There is no doubt that all over the world there is a rich appetite for dynamic, smaller displacement bikes. The Scout Sixty joins the Indian Scout family with sixty cubic inches of displacement, the most powerful in its class with a peak 78 hp and 65 ft/lbs of torque in North America and offered at […]
At the ongoing EICMA show ((Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) in Milano Italy, Ducati just unveiled 7 new motorcycles, included the much anticipated Sixty2, the most affordable model of the Ducati lineup. Much of Ducati’s recent resurgence is attributed to the popular Scrambler. In Milano, 2 new Scramblers were unveiled: the Scrambler Flat Track […]
Triumph America Aggressive Marketing Strategy. No Interest Charges And No Payments Until April 2016 On Select New Triumph Models.Published by Cyril Huze November 17th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Triumph Motorcycles America is introducing The “Great Escape” program, offering qualified customers no interest charges and no payments until April 2016 when purchasing select new Triumph motorcycles. This promotional offer is effective immediately and will end on January 31, 2016. Buyers of any new model year 2015 or prior Triumph motorcycle can still enjoy the […]
Fury Road is a 2015 action film, the fourth installment and the highest grossing film in the Mad Max franchise. It is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities. Acclaimed by critics who praised it for its acting, direction, screenplay, visual storytelling, score, practical effects, stunts, and action sequences, […]
It’s a one-off custom built bike as a tribute to the old board track racing days of Indian motorcycles. A creation of a shop called Bull Cycles succeeding in achieving a very distressed look as an original would wear. Of course not built to endure racing but you can ride it thanks to a two-stroke […]
Triumph Motorcycles America announced the launch of the Bonneville Reborn Tour set to begin next week. The tour will stop at unique venues, consumer motorcycle shows and Triumph dealerships across the U.S. and Canada to showcase the iconic new line of Bonneville motorcycles. It all kicks off in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. at The Theatre […]
The Benelux – the politico-economic union of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg – has his own big custom motorcycle event held each year in the city of Rosmalen, Netherlands. With the appealing slogan :Anything Goes”, Big Twin Magazine – the only remaining motorcycle magazine written in Dutch language – is able to attract custom builders, […]
Kenny Price, Founder And CEO Of Samson exhaust Has Come Out Of Retirement. Soon after the move to Sturgis, Kenny decided to retire and hand over business operations to the team. In doing so production suffered, and in turn, deliverability, innovation, and new products also suffered. Now he is back at the helm to pump […]
Harley-Davidson and Indian, but also Victory gets associated with celebrating and supporting the US veterans and all our troops. Today November 11, Victory Motorcycles participated in the New York City Veterans Day Parade alongside their partner organization the “Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Association” (IAVA) Some IAVA Members rode Victory Motorcycles in the parade. The IAVA is […]
Today is Veterans Day and Indian Motorcycle takes this celebration to announce its sponsorship and support of the second annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis. The event is focused on raising awareness and support for America’s severely wounded and injured veterans. The epic ride will depart Los Angeles on July 30, 2016 en route to […]
Indian Motorcycle is recalling 7,611 model year 2015-2016 Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and 2016 Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured between January 2, 2015 and October 23, 2015 due to a problem with the rear brake master cylinder. The motorcycles may have a reduction in, or a complete loss of rear brake power.
Harley-Davidson Extends Offer Of Free Riding Academy Training To All U.S. Military Starting Jan. 1, 2016Published by Cyril Huze November 11th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Harley-Davidson announced the extension of free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all current and former U.S. military. The program is now available to active-duty, retired, reservists and veterans starting Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016. Tomorrow November 11, to continue its salute to the military, Harley-Davidson Managing Director and former U.S. Army Officer, Christian Walters, will escort […]
Indian Motorcycle Title Sponsor Of The RSD Indian Scout Super Hooligan Flat Track Races In Las VegasPublished by Cyril Huze November 10th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Five Roland Sands Design (RSD) custom Indian Scout Hooligan bikes will compete in the race piloted by Roland Sands, Red Bull racer Aaron Colton and special guest riders. Hooligan racing is a throwback to post-war era where riders took virtually any available motorcycle to race in the spirit of seeking adrenaline and camaraderie. Indian Motorcycle […]