At Intermot in Germany, after months of teasing previews on social media and at locations around the world, Italian manufacturer Ducati unveiled Tuesday its new for 2015 Scrambler motorcycle, an affordable update on a retro-classic design aimed at a new generation of riders, that will also appeal to those who remember Ducati’s first motorcycle built […]
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Ducati Unveils The 2015 Scrambler. A 800 cc Retro Classic Motorcycle To Attract Young, New Riders And Women.Published by Cyril Huze October 1st, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Each public relation solicitation I receive, I wonder if you can be interested by the news sent to me. And when I got one from “Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine” announcing that the company is now the official moonshine of Harley-Davidson, I decided to publish, just to see your reactions. Why such a partnership? The given […]
Brothers and best friends Jarrod and Justin Del Prado from DP Customs are big fans of car and motorcycle racing, and when nothing is on tv schedule, they spend their relaxation time watching and re-watching road movies. It explains their unique building style, always borrowing visual elements and gimmicks found on the diverse machines of […]
Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash. The company knows of 19 low-speed tip-over crashes tied to the problem, with three minor injuries reported. Bikes named in that recall include the Electra Glide Ultra Classic and the […]
Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are customized using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. The 2015 Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ line-up wields big paint, killer wheels, massive power, exclusive […]
Polaris Industries Inc. announced a partnership with the Costco Auto Program (CAP), an auto-buying program specifically for Costco members, for its powersports division. Starting today, Costco members are able to access special pricing and promotional incentives on select Polaris products at participating dealers in the U.S. Products include snowmobiles, off-road vehicles (Sportsman, Ranger and RZR), Victory […]
The wickedest WildCat® trikes, the e and m, will be debuting in the summer of 2015, complete with WildCat’s® newly patented SureTrac® steering and DynaGrip® suspension systems. “We can’t wait for these trikes to debut,” says Sabertooth Motorcycles Founder Ben Daniels, “because we believe they will revolutionize the trike market.” “Up until now, all conventional […]
Want to be faithful to the old school chopper style? For proper aesthetic, you need to use shaved & tapered forks. You can retrofit them to stock Harley 39mm narrow glide forks and internals from 1984 to 2014, although they don’t allow the use of the factory fender and front brake caliper. CNC lathe turned […]
Klock Werks’ Karlee Cobb Leads Design Of A Triumph T100 to Support Tony Hawk’s 11th Annual “Stand Up For Skate Parks” EventPublished by Cyril Huze September 24th, 2014 in Builders, Customs and Editorial.
Most known for her land speed racing, the second generation of the Klock Werks family, Karlee Cobb, 21, just launched her first design effort at the Tony Hawk Foundation’s “Stand Up for SkateParks” event held in Beverly Hills, CA. Perry Farrell, lead signer of Jane’s Addiction and founder of Lollapalooza, along with wife Etty, won […]
One day, Willie G. Davidson told me “when I think I have seen everything, I walk a bike show and I still get very surprised by what people decide to do with a Harley” Me too… This bike is being built by a Polish shop called Game Over Cycles in collaboration with German company Cheyenne […]
Last January, I published my 5 predictions for 2014. Among them I wrote “I expect a new customized bagger trend to emerge (in contrast to fat baggers overloaded with multiple gizmos) with lighter, more nimble, streamlined, naked machines.” And I am glad that Chris Richardson from LA Speed Shop is one of the first custom […]
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 […]
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 […]