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Flashback. 1957 F.B. Mondial Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle.

Between 1949 and 1957, F.B. Mondial dominated the Motorcycle World Championship. With four championships in that span, This Mondial was ridden by Cecil Sandford to the 250cc World Championship in 1957, winning six rounds including the Isle of Mann TT. Once one of the most advanced motorcycles on the planet, this Mondial has an important […]

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Recall Of Some 2018 Indian motorcycles. Engine Could Self-Start.

The Minnesota company started a recall yesterday Thursday of about 3300 motorcycles  from the 2018 model year. Documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say corrosion in the switch can cause an electrical short. That can start the engine if the key fob is nearby. The agency says if the engine starts unintentionally […]

MarketWatch. Millennials’ Student Loan Debt Is Hurting The Motorcycle Industry

Student loan debt has been hindering millennials for years; now it’s causing harm to the motorcycle industry. According to MarketWatch, the motorcycle industry has been increasingly struggling due to millennials’ disinterest in purchasing motorcycles in light of financial burdens. Over the past year, Harley-Davidson Inc. has been dropping in stock by as much as 29%. […]

Petersen Museum’s Custom Revolution Recognizes Imaginative Motorcycles

Each year a group of inspired bike builders create fantastical yet functional works of art as unique as the personalities behind them. The new Peterson exhibit pays tribute to 25 of creative bike builders and their mesmerizing machines. “This is the first-ever hand-built [motorcycle] exhibition in a museum, and we’re very proud of that,” said […]

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Vietnam veteran, Character Actor And Spokesperson Of Victory Motorcycles R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey Has Died. R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, and known by bikers for doing promotion work for Victory Motorcycles,, has died.from pneumonia-related […]

51- An Authentic Modern Harley. But With Nostalgia Through And Through.

After the excesses of the 90’s, 00’s and the 2008 recession, many Harley riders had to rethink about what they expect from a custom motorcycle. For an official Harley dealer, top of the game is now to prepare modern machines with an old school flair. The platform of this 51 -to celebrate the 51th anniversary […]

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New And Interesting. Old School Rocker Boxes And Cam Cover For Milwaukee Eight Engine

Conceived by EMD and named Pro-KL, this new line of covers has an evident hot-rod inspiration. These Rocker Boxes (Ribbed and Shovel) and Cam Cover for Milwaukee 8 are proposed in 4 finishes: raw, black, semi polished et black cut. Offered in California by the Speed Merchant or everywhere by the large catalog distributors. EMD  (Esteve […]

Inside Indian. Making A New Motorcycle.

Making a new motorcycle. From start to finish, an art and a science.

Teutul Sr. Bankruptcy. Numerous Discrepancies In Filing Documents.

Bankruptcy documents filed by Orange County Choppers owner Paul Teutul Sr. contained “numerous” discrepancies his new lawyer told the trustee hearing his case on Wednesday. His new attorney Erica Aisner, told Trustee Krista Preuss that she is working to get up to speed on the case and provide a more accurate listing of Teutul’s personal […]

Vote Now For Indian Motorcycle’s The Wrench Build-Off Semi-Finalists

The Scout Bobber build-off is a competition for non-professional bike builders, those building for passion, not for a paycheck. In a first step 3 builders must be selected by their renderings explaining the one of a kind Scout Bobber then want to build. Winners will be selected using a combination of fan votes (until April […]

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering On May 5, 2018

On May 5, 2018, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering http://signatureevents.peninsula.com presented by GEICO Motorcycle, a Peninsula Hotels’ Signature Event, will display 300 pre- and post-war bikes along with three new classes representing revolutionary innovation and creativity in the sport of motorcycling. Event guests will discover custom builds from three generations of the iconic Ness family, an […]

Urban Scrambler

It looks like the definition of a bike’s style never stops mutating from it’s original meaning. It’s particularity true for the categories Chopper, Bobber and Scrambler. The Scrambler was originallu created for outdoor fun and in the mind of manufacturers evolved most of the time into a dual-purpose bike. Country and City?  Julian, owner of […]

Flashback. The 1957 Ducati 175 S.

The Ducati S/T were produced from 1957 to 1961. Engine is a four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, shaft and bevel gear driven. 175.4 cc/10.7 cu inch with a 4-speed transmission. Front and rear brakes are full aluminum Drum, 180 mm front 160 mm rear. Leopoldo Tartarini’s and Giorgio Monetti’s trek around the world on a […]

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Pappy Hoel Campground Named Official Campground Of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie stated “Our partnership with the Pappy Hoel Campground is a win – win. We all want the very best for our attendees and we are confident that those who choose to enjoy the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally while staying at […]

Slingshot Custom Build For Singer-Songwriter Luis Fonsi

Slingshot® teamed up with Alex Vega, owner of The Auto Firm, to create a one-of-a-kind Slingshot® build for pop artist, Luis Fonsi. Check out the custom build process from start to finish & see the final reveal.

Angry Bitch. A Fun-Ready Single Sided Swingarm FXR.

Since launched in 1981 as an 1982 model, the FXR represents the Harley to do more than cruising around; a H-D for having more fun thanks to a three rubber- mounted engine limiting vibrations to the rider, and with a higher seat and foot pegs to authorize a leaner angle. Some former and current owners […]

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show Event In Austin Has A New 2018 Location

After 4 years at Fair Market, the show will now take place at 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (Austin American Statesman building) from April 19-22. According to organizers, this not only means a better view of downtown Austin from a riverside venue, it means more bikes, shorter lines, better bars, more parking, and […]

Bandit9’s Latest L-Concept Bike

I repeat, it’s a concept bike, this one inspired by sci-fi film and comics of the past, One that will probably end being bought by un collector, a fashion house or a museum somewhere around the world. Bandit’9’s l-Concept is all-chrome minimalist designed bodywork powered by a 125cc motor housed in a turbine-like enclosure made. […]

Postcards From Warsaw, Poland Motorcycle Show

Seen In Daytona. The Gibzilla.

“I like to build things that have never been seen before because I’m not a follower. I like to build things with my own mind and it’s always a challenge to come up with something different for each bike (some extreme, some mild). I like challenges. I do all my own machining, welding, and metal […]

Pink Diamond . A Honda 750 Digger.

If you were young in the 70’s, you probably think that everything was better when you were young. Especially Choppers. A guy named Joost asked custom shop Royal Custom Works in the Netherlands to build him a motorcycle out of all the parts he had collected in the last couple of years. Little gems like […]

Stage 1 Straight Slip-On Exhaust Kit For Indian Scout

These slip-ons for Indian Scout replace the stock mufflers and produce a rumbling, throaty, more impressive exhaust note. Being less restrictive than stock they will let your engine breathe deeper, providing a quicker/crisper throttle response. They also add some style to your bike with a premium finish to your exhaust tips. MSRP $799.99. More info […]

The Goose Motorcycle By Deus Ex Machina

At Deus Ex Machina all brand stock platforms are good at cooking up very nice customs. In this case, “The Goose” is based on a 2018 Kawasaki Z900rs with a full fairing sourced at Airtec, adapted to the bike and organically leading to the final design. As a matter of fact the fairing is modeled […]

2018 Daytona Bike Week Postcards (Part 3)

((photos @ Hörst Roesler, Manfred Graf, Michel Graf, Regina Springer)

2018 Daytona Bike Week Postcards (Part 2)

((photos @ Hörst Roesler, Manfred Graf, Michel Graf, Regina Springer)

The Forged Invitational Returns To Jekyll Island, Georgia This Weekend March 16 -18

Right now the cars and bikes are traveling their way from far and wide to make it to the island by this Friday. Organisers have picked an amazing group of cars, motorcycles, and people they feel will provide a fun, learning, and entertaining experience for all involved. The Forged Invitational opens up this Friday at […]



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