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Super Sleeper. A Blings Cycle’s Mile-Eating Performance Dyna Super Glide.

Enter the huge Blings Cycle shop and among all projects going on, a common thread between almost all of them: performance. Doesn’t matter the style discussed and approved by the client, all Master Builder Bill Dodge’s bikes brings a bit of fresh air into a custom world often looking pretty but not necessarily very attractive […]

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Custom Billet Fork Leg Covers Offered In Different Lengths To Custom Builders

HHI (Hawg Halters Inc) is launching new billet fork covers to fit both early and late model touring bikes applications, and come in +1 inch to + 4 inch lengths to fit applications from stock length to 32 inches. It’s a great solution to give the custom builder an out of the box solution fo […]

The Three Winners Of The Dealer “Project Chieftain” Custom Bagger Contest

During Daytona Bike week Indian Motorcycle® announced the three winners of its Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest. Hollister Powersports in Hollister, CA “Tequila Sunset” claimed top honors (top picture), with “America Proud” from Coastal Indian Motorcycle in Murrels Inlet, SC (middle picture) and “Barnstorm” from Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts in Worcester, MA (bottom picture) […]

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Inaugural Billy Lane’s Sons of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race

The passion of custom builder and organizer Billy Lane for early 20th-century board-track racing. Add 20 friends sharing the same enthusiasm for pre-1925 1000cc American V-Twin engines. Reserve the New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, paved, banked racetrack ready to welcome these 20 antique motorcycle racers. The result is one of the most interesting and followed events of […]

Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 4)

Up north winter blues got you down and you were unable to make it to the 76th edition of Daytona Bike week. Maybe these new postcards can make you feel a little bit warmer. (photos @H. Roesler, M. Graf)  More pictures after the jump.

Indian Motorcycle Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Chieftain. Pre-Order Of 100 Filled In 10 Minutes

On Monday at Noon Eastern, Indian Motorcycle dealers designed by Brian Klock began accepting pre-order deposits for the company’s recently unveiled Limited-Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain. By 12:10 p.m. Eastern, pre-order capacity of 100 units was filled. The new limited-edition offering is the latest collaboration between America’s first motorcycle company and the iconic Tennessee whiskey […]

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Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 3)

Each rally will feature excess. It’s true for people and motorcycles. But as Somerset Maugham said: “Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” From excess to simplicity, the 76th Daytona Bike Week gives you again all what you need to feed your desire for admiration, critic […]

Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 2)

After a rainy Monday & Tuesday, forecast is for sunny days until the end of the week, but with very chilly temperatures. Mood remains excellent among vendors and participants, especially when thinking of those in the Northeast experiencing storm Stella and more than a foot of snow…The main bike shows and competitions start today Wednesday. […]

New Kuryakyn Signature Series By Custom Builder Jim Nasi

The latest world-class builder featured in the Kuryakyn® Signature Series is none other than Jim Nasi of Jim Nasi Customs, Inc., a true pioneer of custom motorcycles and components. Jim Nasi Customs has established a reputation for awe-inspiring concepts, intelligent engineering, and clean, unfiltered style. The collection currently includes a trio of competitively priced high-quality […]

Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 1)

Walking miles of vendor alleys at the Speedway, Beach Street and Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona. Meeting with industry friends. Talking to new ones. Exchanging ideas with custom builders. Men and women at work. Accepting selfies with readers and fans. But also writing at night for too little sleep… I know, a life that many among you […]

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain

For the second-year, Indian Motorcycle partnered with Jack Daniel’s to have a custom Bagger designed by Klock Works Custom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota. The motorcycle brings together two brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality, and ingenuity. The Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain conveys an intimidating presence while maintaining an ultra-premium […]

Road Legal Salt Lake Racer

The Triumph Street Twin is the most contemporary and financially accessible Bonneville. A modern classic powered by the critically acclaimed high torque 900cc engine and designed by the factory as a perfect starting point to build your own custom bike. Logically, it’s the model that dealers had to use in a “Triumph Dealer Custom Built […]

2017 Daytona Bike Week. The Sunshine AMCA National Swap Meet

For those already present at Daytona Bike Week during its first weekend, the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) swap meet is a great event to visit. As you already heard, you meet the nicest people on Antique Motorcycles… Held Friday and Saturday March 10 and 11 in Smyrna Beach, the Meet is dedicated to preserving and […]

Indian Motorcycle Daytona Bike Week Party Kickoff

Yesterday Friday evening, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, motorcycle industry VIP’s and celebrities gathered for a Daytona Bike week kickoff party and to witness the unveiling of 6 custom builds based on the Indian Chieftain. 3 from Carey Hart, Paul Yaffe, and Brian Klock, and 3 others built by Indian dealers. Because it was […]

The All-new Star Silver over Thunder Black Two-Tone Scout

Just a reminder that the Scout – offered until now in red. black or white – is offered in a two-tone Star Silver over Thunder Black with gold piping. Last year, Indian Motorcycle invested heavily in a brand new paint facility in Spearfish, South Dakota. The result of that means Indian can now produce motorcycles […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

American Flat Track Racing. Battle Of The 2 Sponsors. Harley-Davidson And Indian. Harley-Davidson® Motor Company is the Official Motorcycle of AFT Twins as part of an expanded, multi-year partnership renewal. Harley is the entitlement sponsor for eight rounds on the calendar. Indian Motorcycle will sponsor six American Flat Track events. Both companies will be integral […]

The New 2017 Harley Street-Rod Has Arrived. To Tackle The City Streets.

Beginning its big plan to launch 50 new models over 5 years, Harley-Davidson is debuting the new Street-Rod, a middle-weight motorcycle that the company says is built for maneuvering on congested city streets. Street-fighter inspired, the new model starts with the all-new High-Output Revolution X Engine – bred from the same stock as the engine […]

Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept

It looks like most industrial designers working on cars can’t resist testing their skills on 2 wheelers. As I showed before, with more or less success at understanding what it takes to make a motorcycle work like a motorcycle. Featured here is the work of Moscow-based designer Maxim Burov for Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg. A concept […]

2017 Bike week. Custom Baggers. Indian Demos. Displays. Giveways.

Indian Motorcycle® just announced a comprehensive Daytona Bike Week experience that includes a custom bagger showcase, demo rides for all new 2017 models, and a 2017 Chieftain sweepstakes. From Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain bagger on Main Street to the all-new Roadmaster Classic at the Speedway, Indian Motorcycle will have a presence throughout Daytona for all […]

Do You Want To Become An Amateur Or Professional Triumph Racer?

Triumph Motorcycles America just revealed it’s 2017 Racer Support Program, offering riders the opportunity to purchase a Daytona 675R at a reduced price for participation in any national amateur or professionally sanctioned race series. The Triumph Racer Support Program offers Daytona 675Rs available for purchase at $10,000. With the purchase of a motorcycle through this […]

A Visit To Warren Lane. Custom Builder. Vintage Racer.

Last week, I made a pit stop at Atomic Metalsmith, Warren Lane’s custom shop in south Miami. Objective was to check out his latest works, in particular the custom 1917 Indian Powerplus that he will first exhibit at his own show in Daytona called “True Grit” (Sunday March 12), then race at the Smyrna Beach […]

76th Edition Of Daytona Bike Week. The Main Bike shows.

Sunday March 12. True Grit Gathering. Owners of vintage and classic motorcycles will meet at the “True Grit” event. Created by Warren Lane with the complicity and support of Bill Dodge, Billy Lane and Dan “Bacon” Carr, the event, whose format is informal by choice, is all about old iron, showing it and talking about […]

Breaking News. Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Track Race Bike Now available For Purchase. MSRP $50,000.

Last Year at the the 76th Sturgis Rally Indian Motorcycle celebrated the historic return of Indian to professional racing with the unveiled of the Scout FTR750 Flat-Track Racer. This FT750 is now available for purchase for the 2017 American Flat Track season. If you like to buy one, stop by your nearest Indian Motorcycle dealership. […]

American Motorcycle Manufacturers Paying 100% Tariff Abroad. True Or False?

Last Tuesday evening, in a speech to Congress, Harley-Davidson was singled out by President Donald Trump as example of an American company having difficulties to sell abroad because of high tariff and taxes reaching 100%. President Trump didn’t mention any country, but the example he was talking about is India imposing a 100% tariff on […]

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Motorcycle Minimalism Illustrated

Any custom builder can make motorcycles look bolder and more complicated. As a matter of fact it takes much more creativity and more courage to go in the opposite direction. Many of you may find this contraption, an exercise in simplicity, quite ridiculous. Others will think that the guy who imagined it is kind of […]



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