APWorks, a subsidiary of airplane maker Airbus, unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle that can actually be used as a daily rider. Thanks to 3D printing giving the geometrical freedom to realize such complex shapes, the Light Rider (name given to the fact that it weights only 77 lbs or 35 kg) features an “exoskeleton design” […]
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All custom builders may get a little bit tired of working on the same type of motorcycles. In the case of James Roger-Caldbeck, he needed a refresh after working exclusively on Bobbers & Choppers. The opportunity came up when he was proposed to build a Cafe Racer. And since James loves the late 70’s XL’s […]
Victory Thunder Versus Victory Lightning. Victory Racing Gas Project 156 And Electric Empulse RR At Pikes Peak Hill Climb.Published by Cyril Huze May 21st, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Victory Motorcycles®, positioning its models as the “Modern American Muscle” brand will be racing up the mountain with two very different motorcycles in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), an event that marks its 100th anniversary in 2016. In an epic gas vs. electric battle in the experimental class, Victory Racing’s® Project 156™ […]
Pabst Brewing Company Auctioning This Custom Bike Valued At $25,000 To Benefit Non-Profit Operation HomefrontPublished by Cyril Huze May 20th, 2016 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Past Brewing Company, established in 1844, and whose Pabst Blue Ribbon beer sales are experiencing a revival after a 2 decade-long slump, got the good idea to ask Brandon Holstein of The Speed Merchant to build a custom bike to benefit Operation Homefront and military families during the month of May, Military Appreciation Month. Starting […]
The new Movie “Captain America: Civil War” Features The Harley Street 750 Motorcycle And The Sportster Iron 883Published by Cyril Huze May 20th, 2016 in Builders and Editorial.
Harley-Davidson and Marvel have reunited to bring Dark Custom style and horsepower to defend the city streets in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Harley-Davidson has long been by Captain America’s side in his stand for freedom, and the latest chapter of the hero’s epic saga showcases a strong pulse of torque with “Team Captain America” […]
Victory Motorcycles is returning with the Victory Racing team to compete in the Isle of Man TT Zero race with an all-new electric race bike called the Victory RR. The Victory RR has been developed over the past year using data gathered during last year’s TT Zero and will be ridden by William Dunlop. Victory’s […]
The Triumph Bonneville T140 is a 750 cc (46 cu in) capacity 360-degree, air cooled parallel twin engine motorcycle produced from 1973 until 1983 when the company declared bankruptcy. Twin Amal carburetors supply the cylinders through short intake manifolds. The 19 inch diameter front wheel and 18 inch rear wheel were spoked with optional cast alloy wheels available from 1979 […]
The Swiss town of Basel is located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. The city is a multi-cultural pocket-size metropolis with 40 Museums in a small geographical area. Basel’s residents are crazy about art and maybe there is no better place in western Europe to organize an event blending traditional and motorcycle art. […]
Harley is debuting a new strategy, going to the streets to recruit younger riders of competitive brands…The company created its first-ever free motorcycle-share pop up so everyone (at least through Friday) can test ride a new motorcycle and feel the difference of the nimble Roadster’s air-cooled 1200cc V-Twin engine in urban environments. From today Wednesday to […]
The Slingshot Blue Fire SL Limited Edition is the most exclusive vehicle yet of the Slingshot lineup. The vehicle is currently available, in limited quantities, at Polaris Slingshot dealers nationwide. Polaris has listened to its customers and is offering the most requested color to date – Blue Fire, with a first-from-the-factory White Lightning muscle stripes. […]
From all over the USA and Europe, H-D dealers send me pictures of the Iron 883 Sportsters they customized for the “King Of Custom: Battle Of The Kings”, competition organized by the mother factory. Impossible to feature them all, but if you wonder why I feature this one built by Kenny Roetsch at Dublin Harley-Davidson […]
Goodbye Star Motorcycles. Yamaha created the Star Motorcycles sub-brand about 20 years ago to attract US consumers not inclined to buy Japanese motorcycles. In other countries, the same Star motorcycles were sold under the Yamaha name. Although Star Motorcycles became a separate company in 2006, the strategy had little success and sales remained poor. Yamaha […]
Utilizing the new Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse® motorcycle, Hollister Powersports of Hollister, Calif., created this custom Bagger with modifications that would be easy to perform for any owner who wants to recreate this type of look. “When I saw the bike, I knew right away that it had a ton of potential to customize,” says Rey […]
A new level of darkness has arrived. Indian Motorcycle introduced the Chieftain Dark Horse, a blacked-out hard bagger that allows riders to easily customize their ride and hit the highway in head-turning style. The 2016 Chieftain Dark Horse offers a ton of matte black, a flicker of chrome, and a wealth of features to roll […]
Add handy, custom-fit storage to a 2015-later Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle with the new Road Glide® Fairing Pouch (P/N 93300097, $154.95) Shaped to fit perfectly over the contour of the Road Glide fairing and behind Harley-Davidson Road Glide windshields and deflectors, the molded Fairing Pouch is wrapped in supple UV-resistant vinyl. Magnetic closures secure the left […]
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® continues its commitment to education and the growth of South Dakota’s motorcycle industry with its sixth annual Buffalo Chip Challenge. The program utilizes award-winning veteran custom builders Keith Terry, Randy Cramer and Chris Malo to serve as instructors and mentors to students customizing two stock motorcycles. In an ongoing effort to […]
Bros Justin & Jarrod Del Prado work together 6 days a week without fighting, just discussing ideas, have very complementary skills and share the same taste regarding custom motorcycles (they are always race inspired), the way they should be built and perform. They are both fanatical about details, always making sure each square inch of […]
I never been a fan of the typical BMW motorcycle aesthetics, although I agree that they are great riding bikes. But whatever the brand you ride, customize, etc you must admit, like me, that this custom R Nine T is beautiful…and that it would be great if it would be manufactured by BMW Motorrad.
Ducati Motorcycle Dealers Top Ranked for 3rd Year For Buyers Satisfaction. Harley-Davidson And Victory Tied For Second.Published by Cyril Huze May 3rd, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Engines.
Pied Piper Management Company LLC released yesterday its annual industry benchmarking study measuring how effectively U.S. motorcycle dealerships help shoppers become buyers. Ducati dealerships were the top ranked brand in the newly released 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index® (PSI®) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchmarking Study, which marks the third consecutive year that Ducati finished at […]
Swiss endurance Rider Urs “Grizzly” is on his fourth of six continents in 100-day ride challenge. He is 25 riding days and 16,932 miles into his quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 riding days aboard his Victory Motorcycles® Cross Country Tour. The Victory Cross Country Tour […]
It’s certainly not the first and last time that Jack Daniels has collaborated with a custom builder to promote its brand. Towards the end of 2015, custom builder Sean Taylor from Gasoline Motor Co was approached by Jack Daniel’s Australia with a desire to build a distinctive Harley-Davidson to suit the Cafe Racer movement. Obviously not the […]
Formally known as the Bub 7 Streamliner, a motorcycle that set in 2009 on the Bonneville Salt Flats the all time world Land Speed Record with a two-way average speed of 367.382 mph, this exceptional machine could reclaim its title with the right pilot and sponsors. The number 7 is tunnel tested with tires tested […]
Starting today Sunday, May 01, 2016 until Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM Central, Erik Buell Racing is selling excess assets of machinery, equipment, motorcycle parts and personal Property. Financing is available. You can preview all machinery & parts May 9 & 10 from 9am to 5 pm. Removal has to be done May 12 to […]
The 2017 Victory Motorcycles® Octane® is set to make its television debut Saturday, April 30, at 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET, in the season premiere of Velocity’s Car Fix http://www.velocity.com/tv-shows/car-fix/ the essential “how to” automotive series that features the talented dynamic duo of Lou Santiago and Jared Zimmerman. In each episode of “Car […]
Stripping vintage motorcycles to their bare essentials, then refitting them with hand-made parts but hiding as much as possible so that at the end only three essential component groups are visible to the observer: the frame and wheels, the bodywork, and the engine with exhausts. A complex task than only the best builders can accomplish, […]
Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon To Be Located At The Broken Spoke Campground Property Now Called Pappy Hoel Campground and Resort. In September 2015, The Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon burned to the ground in an overnight fire. The proprietors Michael & Angie Ballard and partner Jesse James Dupree will re-build the Full Throttle Saloon on the […]