You may think that Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles come well-equipped from the factory. But there are still opportunities for personalization. For example, you can pump up the music with the Boom!™ Audio Saddlebag Speaker Kit (P/N 76000489, $399.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. This kit adds a pair of 5×7-inch waterproof 2-ohm full range speakers to […]
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Crank The Volume And Clarity Of Your Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle With Boom! Audio Saddlebag SpeakersPublished by Cyril Huze July 24th, 2014 in Builders, Chassis, Customs, Editorial and Electrical.
Sorry to ruin your day. You are looking at the custom bagger being built by Kody McNew from Voodoo Bikeworks for the TV reality show Biker Battleground Phoenix. How somebody can do this to a motorcycle is beyond my understanding. Exactly what is wrong with the excesses of the Bagger craze. Remember my yearly 2014 […]
Zero Motorcycles To Exhibit And Host National Dealer Convention At 2014 American International Motorcycle ExpoPublished by Cyril Huze July 24th, 2014 in Builders and Events.
The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) welcomes a new OEM partner to the 2014 event this October 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, as California-based Zero Motorcycles, maker of high performance electric motorcycles, will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 National Dealer Convention at AIMExpo. Zero’s assessment of last year’s inaugural AIMExpo led them to the conclusion […]
Polaris Second Quarter 2014 Results. EPS Increased 26%, Net Income Increases 21%. Motorcycles Division Increased 107% Versus Same Period.Published by Cyril Huze July 22nd, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Shares of Polaris (PII) jumped more than 5% in pre-market trading after the company announced its second quarter results and increased its full year guidance for year 2014. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported record second quarter net income of $96.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, up 21 percent from the prior […]
Only an Italian can build a custom motorcycle to pay tribute to a Roman goddess. Minerva, the goddess was born from Jupiter. Minerva, the bike featured here, is reborn from a 1971 Ducati Mark III 250 bought by Simone Ceccarelli from a collector. Ceccarelli is a semi professional builder whose name in not unknown since […]
Voodoo Vintage offers a vintage style Leaf Spring front end that the shop tweaked for modern days. The top trees are machined and feature 1/2” riser mount holes distanced 3-1/2″ apart to allow the use of traditional Harley-Davidson style risers. The top-tree mounts are the same dimension as the early Harley-Davidson Springer front end, permitting […]
Considered by many one of the 10 most important motorcycles of the last century, the first mass produced four-cylinder motorcycle and one of today’s favorite for a Cafe Racer makeover on a low budget, the Honda CB 750 Four is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a wristwatch. The’’750 Four since 1969′ chronograph is quite nice […]
How many years before baby-boomers stop riding? How many years before legislation force manufacturers to produce liquid-cooled motorcycles? Not many. The world changes. Change with it. Here and abroad, markets disappear, others are born ready to be conquered. It’s easy to figure out that future motorcycle sales growth will not come from the big, heavy […]
Flip a switch and chase the chill with the Sun Ray® Heated Seat (P/N 52000135, $799.95) from Harley-Davidson® Designed for 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle models, this seat is perfect for cool-weather riding in any season. The Sun Ray heated seat features dual-zone rider and passenger positions with separate high/low/off toggle heat controls for […]
The 5th Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city Of Springfield, MA from 1901 to 1953 will be held on July 20th on the grounds of the Springfield Museums. Indian Day is about showing people the great variety of Indian Motocycles made and telling […]
This kind of contraption does absolutely nothing to me but some of you may appreciate the new Ariel Ace Motorcycle. A spectacular all aluminum alloy billet frame, a 1237cc water-cooled Honda engine good for over 170hp with a top speed of 165mph and acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. No bad… […]
On June 28th, as soon as I published postcards from the Magic Bike Rudesheim Bike Show, I received an unusual number of emails requesting a feature on “The Virus”, the custom bike winner of both the highly competitive Radical Class and absolute Best Of Show of the competition. Immediately I contacted Bike Show organizer, friend of […]
Indian Motorcycle® announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The iconic vintage paint palettes were revealed over the weekend for fans of classic motorcycles at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2014, which took place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. […]
With the slogan “Ignite Your Senses”, Polaris is about to launch The Slingshot on July 27th. The company states that “The Slingshot connects both driver and passenger to the sights, sounds, and smells of the open road. It will make you feel the rush of pavement under your seat and in your chest.” Via 2 teaser […]
Shot in & around Ventura, California these brothers split their spare time between riding motorcycles and surfing waves. A culture where man builds with his own hands and the only thing that counts is living in the moment. It is produced to promote a website and brand called Desillusion paying tribute to today’s youth.
Harley-Davidson Is Recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring Motorcycles 2014 Model Year . Will The Stock Get Punished?Published by Cyril Huze July 10th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
A total of 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year are recalled because their front wheels can lock up without warning. These motorcycles with antilock brake system were built between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014. Harley-Davidson says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and […]
If you didn’t visit Paul d’Orleans’ and Michael Lichter’s exhibition in Sturgis last year, and even if you did, the just released hardcover book “Cafe Racers, Speed, Style and Ton Up Culture” is a must own if you like the Café Racers genre. 224 pages of rich photography by Michael Lichter complemented by the writing […]
2015 Harley-Davidson Lineup Will See The Return Of A Fully Updated Road Glide And The Introduction Of A New Trike Model. Absent in the 2014 model year lineup, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide is set to make a return as a 2015 model with important styling revisions. A very popular model with the Street Glide, the […]
The Cannonball Endurance Run has already proven that antique motorcycles can be put to the ultimate test of being ridden coast to coast across the United States. The 2014 edition will start September 5 from Daytona Beach, FL for a 2-week 4150 miles ride arriving September 21 in Tacoma, WA. And, as you can imagine, […]
Sturgis Buffalo Chip Top Builder Competition In Partnership With Hot Bike Magazine On August 5, 2014Published by Cyril Huze July 8th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Two bike shows will combine, but only one ultimate winner will emerge. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and Hot Bike Magazine converge to roll out one big, bad bike show. Finalists from the Buffalo Chip online bike show competition in the “Kinetik Pro Audio” and “Adventure Power” Classes will be part of the Hot Bike Magazine’s Sailor Jerry […]
I have known Fred Kodlin since the beginning of the 90’s, competing with him in bike shows, from Daytona to Sturgis. He imposed a custom style that everybody can identify at first glance, making him one of the most recognized builders in Europe, in the USA and beyond. A style characterized by extreme body work […]
The six-day event during which motorcyclists compete for their place in history with national and world records will be held Aug. 23-28. “The Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials“, also known as the AMA Land Speed Grand Championships, is one of the most unique competition events that they sanction,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “Land-speed […]