During Las Vegas Bikefest (Oct 2-5) 20 great custom builders are going to display their new creations at the Cashman Center where they are going to compete in the 11th annual ARTISTRY IN IRON, MASTER BUILDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP. The 2014 winner will be selected by his peers and this year, in addition to be invited next […]
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To correct the fit and comfort issues of shorter riders under 5 feet 7 inches tall, the 2015 Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® Low offers the lowest seat height available in a premium touring bike. Those features include: • A seat height of 25.6 inches allows more riders to place both feet flat on the ground […]
Today, September 18, 2014, Billy Lane is being released from the Orlando Transition Center and is re-opening his shop in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Please, respect his privacy, no walk-ins.) Because everything has already been said, it is not necessary to come back on the period August 14, 2009 to today during which Billy served his […]
He was the inventor and maker of what is still regarded as the world’s first Superbike, the Brough Superior, motorcycle made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. 1- A total of 3,048 motorcycles of 19 models were made with about 1,100 models left worldwide that are still on the road, according to the Brough Superior Motorcycle […]
The One And Only Authentic “Captain America” Motorcycle From Pop Culture Easy Rider Movie To Be Auctioned. Going, Gone For $1,000,000.00? More?Published by Cyril Huze September 16th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
$1,000,000 to $1,200,000 is what somebody will pay for the ownership of one of the world’s most iconic motorcycles, predicts “Profiles in History” ww.profilesinhistory.com, Hollywood leading entertainment auction house. We will see when the bidding war starts this October 17th until October 20th for this Peter Fonda’s famed “Captain America” from the 1969 classic movie […]
It is the time of the year when next year’s calendars are made available. Especially those covering 16 months from September of this year to December 2015. These premium calendars are photographed and produced by Jim Gianatsis and feature different type of bikes with and without models. They are printed in full color on 15×15-inch […]
In his small shop in Owensboro, Kentucky, Mike McFadden of M&M Customs has built a few notable customs and cafe racers that have captured my attention. I always admire custom bikes made to be ridden, especially when they look like rolling art pieces. Something uniquely beautiful making you proud wherever you ride it. “Holy Moly” […]
Las Vegas, the party town, will get another crazy long weekend of hard core rockin’ good times for bikers from October 2 to 5. The Las Vegas BikeFest Rally features a lot of entertainment, cool bikes everywhere,over $30,000 in cash and prizes to be won, the best aftermarket part vendors in the V-Twin industry, a terrific […]
On october 3, 2012 I reported on actor Keanu Reeves and Custom Builder Gard Hollinger partnering to create the Arch Motorcycle Company . “We started with the idea of a performance-based modern machine. Once the prototype bike was complete, it looked like a production motorcycle but unlike anything we had ever seen” said Gard at […]
Recently, John Olin, Harley-Davidson’s Chief Financial Officer talked about the company “Fattening The Tails”strategy. What does it mean? Simply, to increase the number of customers at both ends of its core clientele. According to the Social Security Administration more than 70 million Baby Boomers will retire before 2030. Many have already put the kickstand down, […]
Harley-Davidson Inc. Declares Dividend. Debt Gets BBB Rating. Harley-Davidson announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.275 per share for the third quarter of 2014. The dividend is payable September 26, 2014 to the holders of record of the Company’s common stock on September 16, 2014. Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has earned a “BBB” […]
The Return Of British Brand Matchless Motorcycles. Model X Reloaded To Be Unveiled November 6, 2014.Published by Cyril Huze September 11th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
The British brand Matchless is back in business and released a couple of sketches of the new model to be unveiled at the EICMA Milan show, November 6 to 9. Matchless is one of the oldest brands of British motorcycles, manufactured near London between 1899 and 1966. A wide range of models were produced under […]
In Bonneville Jason DiSalvo Will Try This Week To Break The Motorcycle Land Speed Record Of 376.363 mph.Published by Cyril Huze September 9th, 2014 in Builders, Customs and Events.
Weather and quality of the salt permitting, pilot Jason DiSalvo will try this week during the Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph aboard his T twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket III-powered streamliner. Developed by Matt Markstaller (Hot Rod Conspiracy) and Bob Carpenter (Carpenter Racing), the Triumph Castrol Rocket […]
The story of Oliver Midy, designer and engineer of the Midual Type 1, is the one of a child acquainted very young with motorcycles, who become obsessed with them, who at the age of 14 succeeds in accomplishing the restoration of a gorgeous Monet-Goyon and who spent all his adult life until now dreaming then creating […]
Tomorrow morning September 5th at 8.30 a.m., 105 riders on their pre-1937 motorcycles participating to the 2014 Cannonball Run are going to leave the sands of Daytona Beach in Florida (front of the Daytona Beach Resort) ready to ride 3936 miles, crossing 12 states in 17 days for Tacoma, Washington where they will arrive on […]
Tomorrow Friday September 5, 2014 at 11 am, there is a grand opening & ribbon cutting of Frank Bott’s new visual production studio at the Utah Industrial Depot, 225 Iron Street Building 637 North in Tooele, Utah. To get acquainted with me and my readers and to illustrate his photographic work, Bott sent me great […]
After 6 years of research and development of E2W’s (electric 2 wheel motorcycles), Lightning Motors Corp. succeeds in designing and producing a Sport Bike sure to change the mind of all those doubting that electric motorcycles can be extremely performant. The company, after setting several speed records and winning many road races, released the specifications […]
More than ever, motorcyclists want to be seen more clearly in low-light and nighttime riding conditions. Harley-Davidson is working in partnership with 3M™ to incorporate their most advanced reflective material into this season’s new riding gear. Using “retroreflection” technology and design, 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material returns a higher percentage of light to the original light […]
You asked me. So, I list below the features offered by the Harley-Davidson Genuine Rewards Visa Card and let you decide if it’s the right card for you. You get points for each dollar you spend with your card. This Visa (V) card is especially for Harley-Davidson (HOG) fans, as you will earn additional points […]
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 […]
Erik Buell Racing. Creating Small And Specialized Motorcycles For The India Market. To Distribute Exclusively Scooters And Small Motorcycles Built In Indian.Published by Cyril Huze August 31st, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]