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Rolling Stone Releases “40 Most Groundbreaking Albums Of All Time” Presented By The Groundbreaking 2015 Indian Scout

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced it has joined forces with Rolling Stone in this week’s release of a chronology of the “40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of all Time,” exclusively presented by the groundbreaking new 2015 Indian® Scout™. The compilation by the editorial staff of Rolling Stone – the leading voice of music […]

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Brat Style Yamaha XS650

Another bike illustrating what young people who want to ride can build in their garage while still being able to pay their student loan and/or first car. “Bolas Púrpura” (Purple Balls!) is a 1981 Yamaha XS650 Special rebuilt in the Japanese Brat style. The factory bike was completely disassembled and everything was sand blasted and […]

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Allstate To Donate Warning Signs To Be Installed At Most Dangerous Intersections For Motorcyclists. Allstate and its engineering partners work closely with local traffic authorities to review available crash data and to identify intersections with a high number of multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcycles. Allstate then donates warning signs to be installed at the site with […]

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Postcards From Custombike 10th Anniversary Show In Bad Salzuflen, Germany

During the weekend of December 5-7, Publisher Huber-Verlag Group (5 motorcycle magazines) held its 10th anniversary trade fair and bike show at the Messe of Bad Salzuflen in Germany. A record triple record of attendance for exhibitors, visitors and builders with 900 custom bikes spread on 4 halls competing for 16 trophies. A few images […]

Ducati Typhoon 900 SS Redesigned In Great Britain

For those not familiar with the Ducati models, until 1997 when sales declined due to the popularity of the Ducati Monster and Ducati Superbike lines, the 900SS was simply considered the best street bike that the Italian manufacturer has ever built. The fastest street-legal twin, not far off the standards set by Japanese 750 fours. […]

What’s New At 2015 Orlando AIMExpo. Interview With V-Twin Director Bob Kay.

Created 2 years ago with for objective to become the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for powersports in the U.S., the Orlando AIMExpo has had already a big impact on the way the motorcycling industry is doing business. The 2 main reasons […]

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Seen At The New York International Motorcycle Show

Big crowd this weekend at the New York Javits Center for the International Motorcycle Show. On the Indian/Victory display, actor Mark Wahlberg (an Indian rider) stopped by to meet with the staff and photo opportunities with show visitors. (photos @ R. Pandya) From top to bottom and left to right. 1- Mark Wahlberg with Indian/Victory […]

Out Of This World Promo Custom Motorcycle For Exhaust Manufacturer Akrapovic

Akrapovic, the Slovanian company that has made its mark at the highest level of the motorcycle road racing world (Moto GP, super bike, supermoto, motocross, enduro and rally raid) is focusing since a few years on producing cutting edge exhausts for Harley-Davidson models. Exhausts not made of steel like its competitors, but mixing titanium and […]

Two Custom Indian Scouts Revealed At The New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show

This weekend the New York Javits Center is host to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) On the Indian Motorcycle display, 2 custom Indian Scouts by builders John Shope from Dirty Bird Concepts and Karlee Cob from Team Klock Werks were unveiled to the press, then to the public. Following the launch of the Indian […]

Guinness World Records 60th Anniversary. A Video About The Ultimate Land Speed Record.

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Guinness World Records released a YouTube series chronicling the most amazing feats of the past six decades. The staff contacted me with the suggestion that I publish for my readers the video of one of the most coveted world record titles, the fastest land speed. Here it is with an […]

Low Budget Custom Honda 900RR. Only $1070 Plus Sweat Equity.

Tadao Baba, the Japanese motorcycle engineer who conceived in 1992 the fun to ride/easy to control Honda 900RR (although he admitted crashing 4 of them, and not on purpose) must be surprised to see that some young builders not into the Asian bikes custom scene find a sudden interest in customizing his original creation. Paul […]

In My Digital Mailbox

I told you before. In my position, I get all the time unusual or weird emails and requests. Below an example. Flattering, but still a strange email, this one coming from Germany. Should I reply or not, risking to offend the sender in both cases. What would your answer? I am curious to know. “Hi […]

Brougham. Best Modified Harley-Davidson At 2014 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building.

Many custom motorcycles have been inspired by automobiles. Very often the wrong way when the motorcycle ends up looking like a car. Occasionally the right way, when the car is inspirational for class, fluidity of lines or attitude. Julian Von Oheimb, owner of Germany custom shop One Way Machine remembers very well his first trip […]

Picture Of The Week. 1975 AMF Harley Davidson 250.

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Harley-Davidson Will Be Ready To sell Its LiveWire Electric Motorcycle When Next Generation Battery Technologies Are ready. This week, during a conference hosted by Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council , Harley-Davidson’s president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich stated that if the Harley electric motorcycle were mass-produced today it would sell for about $50,000, about 50% […]

Fred Duban. The Story Of An Uncommon Custom Builder Told By Himself.

We live in a new world. Connected, networked, hyper-aware, rich, complex, sometime confusing. The inexorable rise of digital information, accelerated by the mobile revolution is radically shifting the dynamics of the marketplace and the way we communicate and take our purchase decisions. One of the best ways custom motorcycle builders are taking advantage of the […]

Breaking News. Owner Of Custom Motorcycle Shop Sucker Punch Sallys Arrested For Alleged Frauds

Following a 2 year investigation by Police Auto Crimes detectives, Gerie L. Clayton, owner of custom motorcycle shop Sucker Punch Sallys located in Scottsdale, Arizona, was arrested for 2 felony counts of theft by misrepresentation. Clients in Canada and North Carolina allege that they paid $35,000 for custom Bobber style motorcycles that were never completed […]

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Captain America Chopper. From $1.62 Million To No Sale.  This last weekend, friend of the industry Paul D’Orleans from “The Vintagent” states that the “buyer” of the Captain America bike auctioned in October for $1.62 million would have backed out. The reason? A series of tweets by Peter Fonda – who had previously endorsed the […]

The Thrill Of Autobahn Speed

“Your own personal Jesus. Someone to hear your prayers. Someone who’s there” are the first words of the lyrics of “Personal Jesus”, a song introduced by the band Depeche Mode in 1989, then covered by Johnny Cash and made even more famous when controversial singer Marilyn Manson released his own version. What it has to […]

Today In London Auction House Bonhams Sold A 1929 Brough Superior 986CC SS100 Alpine Grand Sports For Record US $ 494,579 (£315,100)

It’s the most expensive Brough Superior sold at public auction. It tops a Brough Superior SS80, which sold in 2012 for US $455,000 (£291,200) Introduced in September 1925 for the 1926 season, this new machine took its name from the Austrian Alpine Trial, the 1925 event having been contested by a number of SS100s, one […]

Flashback On 2014 Las Vegas BikeFest

When the 14th annual Las Vegas BikeFest cruised into downtown Las Vegas last October 2-5, over 33,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world enjoyed four days of all things related to the world of motorcycles.  Over 200 vendors showcased the latest in parts, accessories and apparel, with a record number of parts manufacturer rigs […]

Did You Know? Honda Produced Its 300-Millionth Motorcycle

Honda started mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949. Its first model was the Honda Dream Type-D 98 cc. featured here. 65 years later, in 2014, Honda Motor Co., Ltd announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The company longest produced model is the Gold Wing celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2015. Today, Honda produces […]

Saddlebag Ready Surface Care Products Keep Road Grime Under Control

Keep road trip grime under control with these two new packable surface-care products from Harley-Davidson® , perfect for rest-stop touch-ups and rally detailing. The new Bug Eater Sponge (P/N 93600110, $7.95) is tough on bugs but gentle on other surfaces. This easy-to-grip pad features a strong, flexible core laminated with double-sided cleaning surfaces. When paired […]

Victory Motorcycles and Helping with Horsepower™ Engage At-Risk Youth to Set Land Speed Record

Records were broken and memories were made. Victory Motorcycles and Pine Bush High School’s Starz Program Helping With Horsepower™ sets a new national land speed record while providing a learning experience for at-risk youths. Laura Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles developed the Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program to use a motorcycle as a tool […]



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