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Custom Moto Guzzi V7 Stone By Venier Customs

It’s quite unusual for a professional Custom Builder to bring a brand new bike straight from the dealer show floor to the shop for a full redo, old school style. Why not if it’s a custom order from a client who desires the quality and reliability of a new powertrain but will never be satisfied […]

Zipper's Kits For New Bikes

Erik Buell Racing. Creating Small And Specialized Motorcycles For The India Market. To Distribute Exclusively Scooters And Small Motorcycles Built In Indian.

What was the intention of New-Dehli, India based Hero-Motocorp when the company bought 49% of Erik Buell Racing (EBR) in 2011 for $25 million? As reported at the time to build a 70,000 sq.ft facility in East Troy, Wisconsin and help Erik Buell Racing produce more efficiently its sport bikes, like the newest model, the […]

Spectro Oils

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Harley CVO Limited Motorcycles Leak Engine Coolant.

Harley-Davidson Inc. was hit Thursday August 28, 2014 with a putative class action in Illinois federal court, accusing the company of breaching a 24-month, unlimited-mileage written warranty by not repairing an engine defect in certain motorcycle models a buyer says causes the coolant to leak constantly. The suit alleges the motor of the 2014 Rushmore […]

Progressive Suspension

New Indian Motorcycle Apparel

New model year motorcycle models are always followed by new genuine brand apparel. In the new collection, 1 sweat shirt for men and 1 for ladies, that I find quite stylish for those who want to show the tribe they belong to. Men Munro Zip Thru. Multi-season comfort featuring hand warmer pockets, Indian Motorcycle® branding, […]

Legends Built Memorial Custom Motorcycle For SPC Cody Towse Killed In Afghanistan

Last week I introduced you to Legends Motorcycles, the Utah based museum/gallery/workshop to let you know about its fabulous exhibition of motorcycle art. But Legends Motorcycles is also dedicated to helping serious riders create custom vintage bikes they can be proud of by making handcrafted vintage parts available to anyone who wants to turn their […]

BSA 500 By Hazan Motorworks

Is there a better definition and illustration of a “Rolling Piece Of Art” than this BSA 500 by Hazan Motorworks? The kind of custom motorcycle that doesn’t need any explanation or tech sheet. So, I will limit my copy to reproducing Maxwell Hazan philosophy. Admire and enjoy the photography. “Motorcycles are an artistic medium. I […]

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Fast Motorcycle Industry News

California Biker Profile. Male, Old, Married And Moneyed. Only Half Of Those With A Motorcycle License Ride… New statistics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry Council show the median age of California motorcycle owners was 45 years old in 2012 – having risen from 33 years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in 2009. […]

2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Official Promo Video.

Aluminum Scoop For Harley V-Rod Muscle

In Sturgis, saw quite a few V-Rods, a model positioned in Harley-Davidson’s lineup as the “power cruiser with a dash of intimidation.” Europeans love this model much more than the Americans. Logically, it’s in the old continent (especially Germany & Switzerland) that those who want to customize this model will find a lot of V-Rod after-market […]

2015 Harley-Davidson Model Lineup. What’s New?

Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of the Street™750 and Street™500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson just announced its complete offering for 2015. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief […]

2015 Harley Road Glide® And Road Glide® Special

In a couple of hours I am going to publish the news about the full 2015 Harley line up. But it’s unusual for the company Davidson to have unveiled a major model weeks before the announcement of its complete model line up. The 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special were previewed in Sturgis, well […]

Pan Style Board Tracker By Rods And Rides

During the Sturgis Rally, the latest one from T.D. Ward got a lot of attention and quite a few trophies in the bike shows to which it participated. A custom bike that I will put in the category of a crossover from the Hot Rod world. Ward’s car genes were acquired a long time ago […]

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Start Today Sunday August 24th, 2014

They arrived from all over the world to find out that 2/3 of the Salts are salt, the other 1/3 being a lake 1/4 mile wide and several miles long. But the dedicated team of volunteers from the 1st Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (that you could also call the 11th BUB Bonneville Speed Trials) had […]

Polaris Industries Inc. Challenges Polaris Dealers To ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Today, Polaris Industries Inc.’s (NYSE:PII) Chairman and CEO, Scott Wine, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining in the viral campaign to raise awareness and funds for ALS. After accepting the challenge from Dan Ariens, President and CEO of Ariens, Wine in turn nominated Bahram Akradi, Founder and CEO of Lifetime Fitness, Michael Guyette, President and […]

Legends Motorcycles. Museum. Art Gallery And Vintage Motorcycle Workshop.

Not far from the Bonneville Salts where the Speed Trials are going to begin this Sunday August 24, a museum/gallery with a vintage motorcycle workshop that I recommend you pay a visit to. In a superb building, owner Of Legends Motorcycles Rick Salibury has turned his lifelong passion for vintage motorcycles into a full-time business […]

The New Indian Scout The Way You Never Saw It. Naked.

Not surprisingly, I receive daily a flurry of emails , mostly technical questions, regarding the all-new 2015 Indian Scout. You want to know more about the engine and 6-speed transmission. So, let me summarize again the available info, followed by some CAD renderings that Indian Motorcycle graciously provided to me. The 2015 Indian Scout is […]

Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons With Wife Cris To Participate In 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run. September 5-21.

I will be on location in Daytona Beach September 5th for the start of the 2014 Cannonball, a coat to coast 4000+ mile endurance run, this year reserved to pre-1937 motorcycles. Among the participants, many friends, including for the 1st time in the run Pat Simmons, a founding member of the Doobie Brothers and a […]

The Bishop By Bandit9 Studio.

At the Bandit9 Shop, Bandit Chief Daryl Villanueva will tell you that he doesn’t and will never play by the rules followed by most custom builders. He works without any constraint – certainly not any from clients – his professional joy being to create kinetic art and to build moving sculptures. His latest work is […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Polaris Industries To Add 300 Jobs To Support Indian Motorcycle Sales. 300 more people are expected to be hired at its Spirit Lake, Iowa plant that already employs more than 700. The company expects strong demand for all its models, especially for the new lower priced Indian Scout launched in Sturgis August 2nd that you […]

Harley-Davidson Museum® Celebrates Motorcycle Art At Annual Custom Bike Show Weekend

If you live or travel close by, the Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be this coming Labor Day weekend, when it hosts its annual Custom Bike Show Weekend that kicks off at Bike Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 31.  The highlights of the weekend are two of some of […]

Indian Scout’s First Run Tour

Join your Indian Motorcycle dealer in the the United States as he celebrates the  Scout’s First Run with an event near you. Check the calendar of events to find out when you will be able to see the all-new 2015 Indian Scout and demo ride it. Just go to Scout First Run Tour. You can […]

All-New 2015 Indian Scout. Love At First Ride.

During the 74th Sturgis rally, the launch party and demo rides of the all-new 2015 Indian Scout have overshadowed all other manufacturer’s activities. To pull off that coup, as Indian did last year with the re-introduction of the Chief model, the company leveraged the Indian brand cachet, mixing the Scout’s rich heritage with up-to-date technology […]

Bonhams To Auction Motorcycles From Dennis Hopper Estate, Peter Fonda And Silverman Racing Museum

With multiple world records set at last year’s internationally attended Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, Bonhams is pleased to announce a very extensive and impressive foundation of early consignments for its fifth annual sale scheduled for Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Bonhams is now inviting consignments of […]

Harley-Davidson Launches New Moto-Friendly Denim Jeans For Men

Denim Jeans. Summertime Blues. Rivet-less pockets to prevent unwanted scuffs on your bike seat. Longer belt loops fto accommodate wider belts. V-shaped center back loop to prevent belts from creeping above the waistband. That’s why Harley that its jeans are moto-friendly. So, dress for the destination and the journey this summer with new denim styles […]



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