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Three World Class Flat Track Racers Chosen For The 2017 Indian Wrecking Crew. First Factory Racing Effort Since 1953.

Three top racers will pilot the all-new Indian Scout FTR750 race bike in historic return to racing with one goal — winning. Named after the famed Wrecking Crew of the 1940s and 1950s, the three riders will make history in 2017 as Indian Motorcycle continues its bold and aggressive return to AMA Pro Flat Track […]

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Tribute To Legendary Dirt Track Racer Joe Leonard. A Restored 1949 Harley WR/WRTT

Frederick Fortune is a graphic designer in the San Francisco Bay Area, a motorcycle hobbyist whose taste is vintage historic motorcycles. A professional encounter with legendary racer Larry Headricks, then his son and another chance encounter with other racing legend Joe Leonard. When listening and absorbing their racing stories, Frederick fell in love with the […]

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The New Indian Scout FTR750 Will Turn Some Demo Laps For The First Time This Weekend. Indian Motorcycle will kick off an exciting weekend at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California this weekend with Short Track Hooligan Racing featuring the Indian Motorcycle SuperHooligan class as well as featuring the Indian Scout FTR750 that […]

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2016 European Bike Week At Lake Faak, Austria. September 6-11 (Part 2)

Last series of postcards from Faaker See, Austria where was held the 2016 edition of European Bike Week (photos @ H. Roesler)

Flashback. 1921 Megola 640CC Touring Motorcycle.

Designed by Fritz Cockerell with 2000 units produced in Germany from 1921 to 1925, it is considered one of the most unorthodox motorcycle for its ergonomics and mechanical features. For design, you can see by yourself. For engine a 640 cc five-cylinder radial built into the front wheel. No clutch or tranny. To start it […]

Jody Perewitz Runs An Exit Pass At 211 MPH At Bonneville Salts

Jody Perewitz took her all new 120”, turbo charged V-Twin down the salts in blistering fashion.  Initially she and her team worked speeds up to 200 mph. Then Jody made a first run of 199 mph which was backed up with a 206 mph one. Later she hit the mile at 202 and exited at […]

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New Women’s Harley-Davidson Scroll Skull Hooded Henley

Enjoy a worn, laid-back vibe in the new Women’s Scroll Skull Hooded Henley (P/N 99131-17VW, $60.00*), a long-sleeve top from the Harley-Davidson®. This waffle-knit cotton/poly blend top features studded neck lacing for an unexpected accent on the placket. Distressed printed graphics adorn the sleeves and left chest, while a printed skull graphic with mixed stud […]

LC Speedster. The Custom That Jeremy Cupp Didn’t Really Want To Build. Until…

When you belong to the 6th generation of a family who made a living in metal working, there is no doubt that you take pride in the quality of craftsmanship of a gone by era. As Jeremy Cupp from LC Fabrications says “I only care about the feeling of a job well done, building only […]

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Discovery’s Miniseries “Harley And The Davidsons” Delivered 4.4 Million Viewers. It was the most watched single-network cable miniseries in 3.5 years (since “The Bible”) This was also Discovery’s highest-rated rookie series ever among 25-54. Airing 3 consecutive nights from September 5-7, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS was the #1 cable program across P/M25-54 (excluding sports) and […]

Metzeler Tires and Indian Larry Motorcycles Raffling Off Famous Metzeler Custom Bike to Benefit Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation

Metzeler Tires and Indian Larry Motorcycles  will be holding a raffle to benefit the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, a charity established to help fight Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). One lucky winner will receive an incredible prize: the world-famous Indian Larry custom METZELER custom bike that is used in METZELER’S “follow your dream” contest. The bike will be fitted with ME 888 […]

Postcards From 19th European Bike Week In Faaker-See Austria

Last weekend, the 19th edition of the European Bike Week attracted be crowds of bikers around Lake Faak in Austria. In addition to the traditional entertainment and to rows of vendors, 2 major bike shows organized by Harley-Davidson and Custom Chrome Europe. These 2 ride-in shows are the highlights of the week and were blessed […]

Brough Superior Renaissance. Introducing The 2016 Brough SS100.

They are born again brands. Triumph, Norton, Indian, MV Augusta among others. And now Brough Superior. The renaissance can be the effort of a few men or of a big corporation. It doesn’t matter. As motorcycle lovers we can only wish them success. After 3 years of designing, of prototyping, of road testing, of jumping […]

First Customized Indian Scout With Kuryakyn By John Shope Sprint Line

Due to its popular success, lots of Indian Scouts are sitting in custom builders’ shops for radical makeovers. And a lot of owners with more limited customization budgets are craving for custom parts they can bolt-on themselves on their ride. Hence a plethora of new custom parts sought after as much abroad where the Scout […]

History In The Making. Racing Debut Of The New Indian FTR750 At The Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Racing.

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, confirmed yesterday that on Sunday September 25th, its all-new Indian Scout FTR750 race bike will make its racing debut on at the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Race in Santa Rosa, California. The race takes place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley […]

15 Reasons To Attend Las Vegas BikeFest September 29 – October 2, 2016

1. Chance to win a brand new motorcycle!  We are giving away four bikes in four days!** (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN) 2. $1,000 Shopping Spree Giveaway on Thursday!** 3. FREE BEER on Thursday, Friday & Saturday night!** 4. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes will be given away during the rally!** 5. Free shuttle is back […]

Evil Ethel. A High Octane Victory Customized By Who?

Launched in February as a Modern American Muscle model, the 2017 Victory Octane is not only a rush of adrenaline when you ride it, but also a great platform for customization. Quite a few pro-custom builders are currently working on it with the objective to reinforce its agressive stance, most of them logically choosing the […]

Shinya Kimura About The Art Of Custom Motorcycle Engineering

In Sturgis The Flying Piston Custom Builders Breakfast Raised Tech Education Funds

The Flying Piston produces charitable events to assist in raising awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. During the 76th Sturgis rally, the second annual Flying Piston was held at The Buffalo Chip CrossRoads and brought together custom builders, industry veterans and regular riders together to benefit the next generation. Invited […]

The Milwaukee Rally This Labor Day Weekend

It begins today September 1st and is considered the largest free motorcycle rally in the Midwest with bikers riding back and forth between 5 participating dealerships, the Harley Museum and the Harley’s engine plant in Menomonee Falls where new 2017 models will be available for test rides. The 5 participating dealerships are Milwaukee Harley-Davidson, House of Harley-Davidson in […]

Harley-Davidson Re-Evaluates Its Market Needs. Eliminates About 200 Positions At US Plants.

Harley is eliminating about 200 employees at its U.S. plants. “We continually evaluate industry and market changes to provide the best products and services to our customers. To that end, we are adjusting our production plan to align with our 2016 guidance and we are making the necessary changes to right-size the company” said Bernadette […]

Quick N’ Easy Bolt-On 2017 Milwaukee-Eight Custom Street Glide

Last August 23rd, while you were commenting on Harley-Davidson all-new Milwaukee-Eight motor, only the eighth big V-twin design in firm’s 102-year history, the Ness Crew was getting their hands on the brand new 2017 Street Glide with the objective to show you what you could do in 24 hours. Ok, your name is not Ness […]

Clyde. An All Steel Custom Bagger With Athletic Aesthetics.

Fortunately, not all custom builders working on Baggers are obsessed with creating the one with the tallest front wheel, the loudest and most show off sound system and the craziest cartoonish paint job, sadly often screaming tacky 1 mile away. These customization rules don’t belong and will never belong to T.D. Ward’s code of design […]

A Nickname For The New Milwaukee-Eight Engine?

Flatty, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evo. Most Harley motors have nicknames, most often because of their shapes. Are you able to find one for the new 107” & 114” Milwaukee-Eight? I have seen a few nicknames already mentioned in “comments” of my previous features on this new H-D engine. Find the one that will stick and […]

Sacred Steel Bikes. A New TV Motorcycle Series To Debut On Discovery On September 12.

On Monday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery will debut “Sacred Steel Bikes”, a series about an unusual bike club that produces one-of-a-kind pieces of art motorcycles. Rather than the stereotypical rough and tough biker crew one might expect, Sacred Steel Bikes follows a diverse group of elite individuals who come from a multitude […]

The 2016 Coast To Coast Race Of The Century Cannonball On 1916 Or Earlier Motorcycles

3304 miles in 15 stages from Atlantic City to Carlsbad , California. This 2016 coast to coast Race Of The Century Cannonball run will probably be the most difficult ride since the inaugural event in 2010. Isam, Jr., owner of Jurassic Racing in Sturgis, South Dakota, and founder of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run announced today […]

2016 Bike And Music Weekend In Germany

While many of you were enjoying the 2016 Sturgis Rally, many others on the other side of the Atlantic were participating to the Germany Bike And Music Weekend, a wild event combining crazy and insane vehicles on 2. 3 and 4 wheels, drag racing open to all, around the clock heavy metal music on 2 […]



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