Custom Chrome, as other large distributors , almost always include in his catalogs examples of bikes customized or built from the ground-up using their custom parts. Parts regrouped in kits with multiple options to satisfy many tastes and budgets. “Lucky Sucker”, also name of this bike, is one of them offering individuals the opportunity to […]
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Polaris 3rd Quarter Earnings Jump 26% On Strong Sales Gains Due In Part To Its Indian Motorcycle LinePublished by Cyril Huze October 22nd, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Early this Wednesday morning, Polaris (NYSE:PII) roared ahead of third-quarter earnings estimates due in part to its reinvigorated Indian motorcycle line. Earnings per share minus items climbed 26% to $2.06 on an 18% rise in revenue to $1.3 billion. Polaris has beaten quarterly earnings estimates for more than two years in a row. Wall Street […]
Pink is more than a color. For many brands, including Harley-Davidson, it’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer. For Harley, its family of riders, dealers and enthusiasts, the pink label program is a way, through clothing sales, to help those women affected by breast cancer, making sure that nobody rides alone through […]
Following on the heels of Roadsmith’s already popular Indian Chieftain trike, the Minneapolis company unveils the new Indian Roadmaster trike with the addition of its large trunk, passenger backrest, adjustable floorboards and heated seat, promising the larger storage capacity and passenger comfort necessary for serious two-up trike touring. Known for their many original innovations in […]
Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) this Tuesday morning October 21, 2014 reported net income of $150.1 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Milwaukee-based company said it had profit of 69 cents versus 73 cents a share, a year ago. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts was for earnings […]
That you like or despise theme custom motorcycles, you must respect and admire the fabrication skills and dedication demonstrated by Belarus/Russia custom builder Yuri Shif. Like most his of his compatriots of East Europe, especially from Poland, Lithuania & yes Ukraine, Shif is into over-extreme bikes characterized by complicated steel and aluminum structures. Terminator, his […]
The Reportedly Authentic Easy Rider Movie “Captain America” Chopper Sold For $1.3 Million At AuctionPublished by Cyril Huze October 20th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Michael Eisenberg, owner of the reportedly only original and authentic Captain America chopper still existing from the Pop Culture Easy Rider movie was auctioned this last weekend in Calabasas for US $1.3 million. The story of the “Captain America” bikes (at least 2 versions of the motorcycle have been used in the movie) is a […]
Before this fad dies (it’s already dying…), the type of ultra baggers flashing at you when you walk the different bike shows. Not at all my taste, but I am pretty certainthe builders and owners are very proud and happy.
In addition to the bike shows I announced HERE last week, Bruce Rossmeyers’s Daytona is hosting 3 bike shows starting tomorrow Thursday October 16 (photography @H. Roesler of Covington Cycles custom bagger) Thursday – October 16. Full Throttle Magazine Ride-in Show. 9:00-11:00 am. Registration. Awards 1:00 pm Southern Biker Magazine – Ladies Ride-In. 2:00-4:00 pm Registration. Awards 5:00 pm Friday – […]
Not much I know about this custom X1 Lightning, a Buell model produced between 1999 and 2002 when it succeeding the better known S1 Lighting. It was rebuilt in Italy by a shop called Sartorie Meccaniche whose philosophy or manifesto is “We believe in beauty and noisy twins…” Named Belva (meaning Wild Beast) it’s another […]
I had several times the opportunity to warn you about some motorcycle raffle events where nothing is raffled. Here is another example. Dave Goodwin Jr. from Amarillo, Texas, owner of “Goody’s World Famous Pop Corn”. commissioned Paul Teutul Senior to custom build a chopper with a theme incorporating his popcorn shop (!) and the military. […]
Check out who’s going to be at the 2014 Orlando AIMExpo. Autograph & photo opportunities… For Industry Trade & Media. Indoor Exhibits. Thursday, October 16 – 10am-6pm. Friday, October 17 – 9am-6pm. Saturday, October 18 – 9am-7pm. Sunday, October 19 – 9am-5pm. AIMExpo Outdoors. Thursday, October 16 – 10am-5pm. Friday, October 17 – 9am-5pm. Saturday, October […]
Because we all have different sizes and shapes, choosing a motorcycle seat, as is the task of choosing new bars, is the most difficult thing to do. In the old West a saddle was a cowboy’s most valued piece of gear. Carefully selected for fit and features, worn and molded to provide all-day comfort, a […]
The 11th annual AMD World Championship Of Bike Building was held during the INTERMOT expo in Cologne, Germany (October 1- 5). There were 5 custom bike classes. The now traditional and internationally respected FreeStyle class, from which the 11th annual AMD World Champion Custom Bike Builderwas chosen, plus 4 other classes to recognize specific sectors […]
Can’t Get Financed By Harley-Davidson To Purchase One Of Their Bikes? Lease A Used One From Chrome Capital.Published by Cyril Huze October 11th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
A company named Chrome Capital of Naples, Florida is offering a new concept that Harley-Davidson’s Financial Unit doesn’t propose. If you don’t qualify for a loan on new Harley model, Chrome Capital will write you a lease on a used one. The company works with about 400 Harley dealers (but not with the Harley-Davidson company) […]
Harley Davidson Seeking Cut In India Import Duty For Better Pricing Of Its Motorcycles. Reduction in import duty on vehicles will open up the Indian market for several players and attract more foreign investment. And of course, Harley-Davidson is very interested in convincing India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce these taxes and eliminate most […]
Willie’s Tropical Tattoo. Old Time Chopper Show. Thursday October 16. 825 South Yonge Street in Ormond Beach. The show runs from 11 AM to 4 PM and there are beer, girls, bands, trophy’s and awards. More a Happening than a traditional bike show competition, a meeting place, a gathering of creative old school bikes built mostly […]
Brass is the color of retro. Because many of you ask me where to find such and such brass part to complete the vintage look of their bikes, a new address where you could find the missing brass accessory. They also offer a lot of polish and black finish custom parts. All made in the […]
During the Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany, there is more to see than the AMD World Championship Of Custom Building. A Custom Chrome Europe judges team walk the halls to look for custom motorcycles equipped with their RevTech engines and parts. FYI, more than 30.000 RevTech V-Twin engines (88, 100, 110, 115 and 125”) have […]
Ural Motorcycles will soon unveil a special edition machine, probably another fully loaded sidecar with a traditional 749cc air-cooled fuel injected 4-stroke boxer engine, a square cylinder architecture (3.1” bore and stroke), capable of delivering 41 horsepower at 5,500 revs and 42 lb-ft (57 Nm) of torque at 4,300 rpm. The name of the project […]
Harley-Davidson And “Sons of Anarchy” Fans Gear Up For The Final Ride. Will Hand Over The Keys To A 2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.Published by Cyril Huze October 8th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
To celebrate Sons of Anarchy” (“SOA”) show’s finale, Harley-Davidson is offering one lucky fan a 2015 “SOA” customized motorcycle and a special viewing party at his hometown Harley-Davidson dealership hosted by stars of the show Kim Coates and Theo Rossi “The last seven seasons have been a hell of a ride,” said Dino Bernacchi, U.S. […]
New motorcycles travel up to 185 miles in the city and over 100 miles on the highway. Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced its 2015 model line with premium new standard equipment including Showa suspension, Bosch anti-lock brake systems and Pirelli tires. The refinements are designed to transform the already […]
This feature was written a couple of days ago. Without knowing for sure that yesterday Sunday October 5th in Cologne, Germany Fred Krugger would be voted the winner of the “Freestyle Class” of the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. It’s the second time that Krugger wins the championship, the first time in Sturgis in […]
Patent application submitted suggest that Ferrari may be considering producing a motorcycle, The patent covers the design of an “internal combustion engine having two cylinders, which are arranged in a ‘V’ configuration.” Ferrari has also filed a trademark application for the name ‘Cavallino’ (pony in Italian) for use on a vehicle without precision of type, car […]