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Things You Didn’t Know About Polaris Industries

1. Polaris is founded in 1954 in Roseau, Minn. Edgar Hetteen, David Johnson, and Edgar’s brother Allan were the original partners in Polaris that originally produced farm equipment. Two years after the company’s founding it produced the first forerunner of today’s snowmobile, which was sold to a Roseau lumberyard owner. Polaris made five sleds the first year, […]

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1989 Street Tracker Sportster

The V-Twin industry is in racing mode and bikers are in a racing mood. From custom made motorcycles built in the spirit of the first wheel demons of the 1920’s and later to the current Factory Flat Track Machines, the highly competitive, adreline-fueled American Flat Track sport is attracting new fans every day. Building for […]

Ural Coffee Shop

Ural will give you thousand of reasons to explore beyond the trail using one of their sidecars. For all motorcycle and coffee lovers looking for a side gig during rallies there is another reason to buy one… Build a Coffee Shop inside one of their sidecars. Ride to an event. Pop the umbrella. Start slinging […]

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Bike & Music Weekend. August 3-6 In Geiselwind, Germany

For its 22nd edition, the legendary biker event took place on the first weekend of August in Geiselwind, Germany. This rally is one of the highlights on the international biker calendar. Top bands on several stages, stunts, a bikes how, some dragster and burnout action plus live music outside and inside, A waterproof event! Four […]

Custom Triumph Bonnie

After 3 generations over 3 separate production runs the parallel-twin four-stroke engine Triumph Bonneville remains extremely popular. Looking for a donor bike to build a performance Cafe Racer or a Cool Roadster, each Bonneville generation (1959-1983, 1085-1988 and 2001 to today) has a different design, but still strongly resembles the original series. So many custom […]

Indian Motorcycle At The Sturgis Rally. 2018 Model Lineup, Demos, Flat Track Wrecking Crew, Hooligan Race And More.

A display of Indian’s new 2018 lineup will be available on Main Street and an interactive center on Lazelle Street will be the primary Indian Motorcycle meeting points for Rally goers.  The Indian Wrecking Crew race team will be taking Sturgis by storm on August 7 at the Buffalo Chip TT, presented by Indian Motorcycle. […]

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New Slingshot SLR LE And Industry Leading Ride Command® Infotainment Headline Expanded 2018 Model Year

Slingshot®, the three-wheeled, open-air cockpit roadster that has taken the industry to the edge since its introduction in 2014,announced its 2018 model lineup with select offerings boasting its industry-leading Ride Command® infotainment system. Headlining the 2018 models is the all-new Slingshot SLR LE. The 2018 Slingshot lineup consists of Slingshot S, SL, SLR and SLR […]

Harley-Davidson Activities At The 77TH Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The sound of freedom will rumble through the Black Hills when thousands of motorcyclists join Harley-Davidson, the official motorcycle of the largest motorcycle rally in the United States, at the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 5-12. “The great riding, the motorcycle tradition, and the wide-open fun: That’s what makes Sturgis ‘Sturgis,’” said James Newton, Harley-Davidson […]

Urban Harley Street 750 In “Bad Luck” Green

Positioned as an ideal entry to the Harley-Davidson brand with minimalist Dark Custom styling and built for the urban environment, you don’t expect a custom Street painted in “bad luck” green. For Austrian builder NCT Motorcycles, the legend of the “green” Harley being bad luck doesn’t matter. If you want to be noticed in any […]

2017 AIMExpo. September 21-24. Registration Is Open For Builders Competing In Championship Of The Americas.

The registration for the Championship of the Americas, one of North America’s most prestigious bike competition taking place during the AIMExpo presented by Nationwide this September in Columbus, Ohio is now open. There are a few benefits to early registration. First, you can reserve rooms on the AIMExpo website for a substantial savings. Just go […]

Indian Motorcycle Sets Three Land Speed Records At El Mirage California

According to the Southern California Timing Association (SCTAI) Indian Motorcycle has set three new land speed records,) at El Mirage, California. Indian was out at El Mirage with three machines – a 2015 Chief Classic, a 2015 Indian Scout and the 2017 Spirit of Munro Scout. Two Indian Motorcycle technicians and Burt Munro’s great nephew, […]

10th Annual Cafe Racer Magazine Reader’s Ride In Bike Show.

The event in on 2 days at Sewickley War Memorial Park, PA .  August 11, 7 to 9 pm Rebel Yell Party. At 9.30 pm, Two Wheels On Two Wheels Movie Night with “Screening” of “Quadrophenia” at Tull Facility theater. August 12, doors open at 10 am for Bike Show. 6 judged bike cklasses, $3000 […]

2017 European Bike Week And Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series In Faak, Austria

The 20th edition of European Bike Week (September 5 to 10) and the 15th anniversary of the Custom Chrome International Bike Series will be celebrated at the same time at beautiful Lake Faak in Austria. The first motorcycle meeting at Lake Faak took place in 1998 and was a Harley-Davidson anniversary event at this time. […]

2018 Indian Motorcycle Lineup. Introducing 2 Brand New Models. The Roadster Elite And Springfield Dark Horse.

Unveiled this Wednesday morning July 26 at the Las Vegas Dealer Show along the newly introduced Indian® Scout® Bobber, headlining the 2018 model year are the ultra-premium Indian® Roadmaster® Elite and blacked-out, toughed-up Springfield Dark Horse. Also receiving a noticeable upgrade is the Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $23,999. Riders will see a 19” ten-spoke […]

Ninth Annual Brooklyn Invitational September 9. Customized Indian Scout Bobbers Will Be Unveiled By Keino Cycles, Steve Caballero With Roland Sands Design And Kraus Motor Co. 

Indian Motorcycle announced yesterday its title sponsorship of The Ninth Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show held September 9, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. Along with its sponsorship, Indian will unveil 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 […]

Harley-Davidson By The Numbers

On July 18th, during a conference call after announcing Harley-Davidson very disappointing 2nd quarter 2017 results, Harley’s CEO Matt Levatich tried to reassure the financial markets by stating “we are going to build bikers first, add 2 million new Harley-Davidson riders and launch 100 brand mew models during the next 10 years while growing the […]

Shovelhead In Glamorous Chopper Outfit

With this feature I am not going to re-write the story of the Harley Shovelhead (1966 to 1984), introduced as a successor to the Panhead engine. I am much more interested in making you notice that while the new engine gave an extra 10 horsepower, it had problems all along in its timeline. But that […]

3 Custom Motorcycle Builders. One Passion Or Addiction. The Road To Mama Tried.

Three builders, three styles, one passion. Bike & Builder: the Road to Mama Tried is a new series from the creators of Choppertown. Far from the standard reality TV format, this show takes viewers into the minds and hearts of three very different custom motorcycle builders from across the USA as they prepare their newest […]

Polaris Industries Second Quarter 2017 Results. Indian Motorcycle Retail Sales Increased 17% For Quarter.

Overall Polaris Industries sales for the second quarter of 2017 increased 21% to $1,364.9 million. Second quarter 2017 reported net income was $0.97 per diluted share; adjusted net income for the same period was $1.16 per diluted share, slightly ahead of expectations Polaris North American ORV unit retail sales were down low-single digits percent, a […]

Burt Munro’s Great Nephew Lee Munro Reached 186.681 MPH On A 2017 Custom Indian Scout. A New Speed Record In The MPS-G Class.

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, his great-nephew Lee Munro has set at the El Mirage Speed Trials in Southern California.a new speed record on a customized Polaris Indian Scout. The speed was 186.681 mph (300.4 km/h) with a v-twin 1350 Scout engine for a new […]

Harley-Davidson Q2 Sales Down 9.3% In US, 6.7% Worldwide. Profit Down. Cutting Again 2017 Shipping To Dealers Forecast.

This morning Tuesday July 18, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) announced that during 2nd quarter worldwide retail motorcycle sales were down 6.7 percent. Retail motorcycle sales in the U.S. were down 9.3 percent. Harley-Davidson’s international retail sales decreased 2.3 percent. New retail motorcycle sales in the U.S. were down primarily driven by weak industry conditions. New retail […]

Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle 2018 Scout Bobber. Blacked Out. 100 HP. Knobby Tires. Two-Tone Leather Seat.

The Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team has taken the Scout model even further forward, developing a production Bobber that can be bought direct from an Indian dealer. The 3rd and newest member of the Scout family pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of America’s post-war past. The Scout Bobber is a minimalist approach to […]

Flashback. 1940 Crocker Big Tank.

Because of their quality and rarity (nobody knows for sure how many V-Twin Crocker were produced, about 100 units with 65 still in existence), they are some of the most expensive motorcycles ($276,500+) you can buy. Original buyers had to chose the engine displacement, from 80” to 91” or 1491 cc. Owner Albert Crocker ended […]

Carey Hart Gets Tattooed With Ink Made With Carbon From His Own Indian Motorcycle. You Can Too.

Motorcycles are in your blood. In Carey Hart’s too. A third-generation motocross rider, in 2003, he was the first man to land a back flip on a motorcycle and now is either building or riding bikes or donating his time to a multitude of worthy charities. The bond between Carey and riding has never been […]

Custom Sportster Tracker

When you spend most of your youth re-drawing on paper the 2 and 4-wheel world, you may become obsessive with everything motorcycle racing. And if you have access to professional competition as a race team mechanic for Ducati and later as a team coordinator for Suzuki, probability is extremely high that one day you will […]

Flashback. 1969 Norton Commando 750S.

It’s one of the most famous British bikes produced by Norton-Villiers from 1967 until 1977. Despite the Norton Commando being a pre-unit construction (meaning where the engine and gearbox are separate components with their own oil reservoirs) and numerous design problems addressed over the years, although some persisted until the end of production, the Commando […]



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