It was one of the most admired bikes exhibited among thousands at last weekend’s 2016 Born Free Show, a 2-day event in the small town of Silverado, CA with an attendance of 10,000 coming to admire the work of some of the country’s best custom builders, fabricators and artists of the motorcycle industry. Built by Matt […]
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2016 Born Free Show. Invited Builder Matt Walksler With His Period Modified 1928 Harley-Davidson JDH-XRPublished by Cyril Huze June 30th, 2016 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Called the RSD Scout, this custom new Scout was first shown in its raw form last year, and now completed, it was flown over from California for a debut at the Wheels & Waves festival held in Biarritz, France. “Stylistically this RSD Scout points towards the future with say a 15% nod to the Scout […]
Sturgis 2nd Annual Flying Piston Charity Breakfast. An Opportunity For You To Mix With Some Of The Best Custom Builders.Published by Cyril Huze June 30th, 2016 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Custom motorcycle enthusiasts have a rare opportunity to join renowned U.S. and international custom builders and industry luminaries for a meet and greet to benefit educational scholarships during the second annual Flying Piston Charity Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Builders displaying in the Buffalo Chip’s 2016 Motorcycles As Art Exhibition, curated by Michael Lichter, will gather with […]
Only for those who like a punch of light on their bike, this new Velocity Ring can be added to all Kuryakyn® Hypercharger, Mach 2 and Mach 2 Co-Ax, as well as Crusher® Maverick and Bahn™ air cleaners. It mounts discreetly in the backing plate for a powerful seven-color combination of ultra-bright L.E.D.’s from beneath […]
Corbin’s new Dual Touring Saddle is what you may need to maximize the long range capabilities of your Indian Scout with enhanced comfort for two. Its ergonomically shaped seating gives you excellent support for the long haul. Designed to work with a Corbin backrest in the rider and/or passenger seating positions or with the Indian […]
Harley-Davidson made the new Sportster Iron 883 intentionally raw and rough around the edges. But not enough for most custom builders, especially if the builder is a Harley dealer competing against other dealers for the bragging rights of being the King in the factory-organized “Battle Of The Kings” This Iron 883 makeover is an excellent […]
In recognition of the continued rise in popularity and influence of the custom bike-building culture of motorcycling, the 2016 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is unveiled a brand new showcase known as “Custom Culture at AIMExpo.” Key components are: – the Championship of the Americas bike builders competition – the Standard Motorcycle Co. Showcase of […]
It may be a trend to be followed in the US and other countries. For the second time Australia Indian Motorcycle is offering a new 2016 customized Indian Scout in limited edition of 10 units. In black & gold trim with black wire wheels and a spring solo seat, it is inspired by a 1935 […]
If you like clean Italian designed parts, you have to get familiarized with the name Ottodicuori or ODC for a more mnemonic name. Historically focused on creating custom front & rear suspension systems, then discreetly machining parts for many other custom part manufacturers, the company chose last January’s Verona Motor Expo to reveal to retail […]
Maintain full awareness of your surroundings while improving the appearance of your Harley-Davidson® bagger with the new Fairing Mounted Scythe and Teardrop Mirrors from Kuryakyn®. Both options are cast from quality A380 aluminum, with machined stainless steel balls and nylon sockets that provide smooth pivoting for easy adjustability and precise, firm positioning. Fairing Mounted Scythe […]
The duo John Peck, an ex Vice-President of Manufacturing at Vance & Hines and Leigh Crawford. also ex Vance & Hines Research and Development Department, intends to only produce cutting edge exhaust products. Their newest ones are these Sportster Rip-Rod slip-ons featuring retro-styled ripple pipes and caps. The Rip-Rod Slip-Ons feature 2 ¼” rippled muffler […]
211 Harley dealers from 12 countries participated in the contest consisting of customizing a Sportster Iron 883. The catch, each bike must ultimately be offered for sale for a maximum of 16660 euros or $18,600. A total of 65,000 fans voted online to choose the 12 best projects. At the Wheels & Waves event in […]
13th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest. Announcing Builders To Participate To Artistry In Iron Championship.Published by Cyril Huze June 21st, 2016 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
The annual invitation only competition “Artistry In Iron“, sponsored by Steve Soffa Enterprises and Paughco, will include 19 award winning builders. A limited number of builders are invited to participate annually. “Each year we invite those on the cutting edge as well as some past participants and they never cease to amaze us with the […]
You can transform a Twin Cam™ High Output 103 powertrain into a fast, reliable 110-cubic-inch Harley-Davidson® Twin Cam™ hauler for Softail® and Touring models – without removing the motor from the chassis or losing the factory warranty. The Screamin’ Eagle® Bolt On 110 Stage III Street Performance Kit (P/N 92500035 Black Highlighted, $1,849.95) from Harley-Davidson® combines […]
At CES, the International Consumer Electronics Trade Show that takes place every January in Las Vegas, a Swiss watch company called Azimuth showed this watch inspired by the motorcycle chain driveline. Azimuth has the reputation of pursuing very unusual developments in the field of complications. This new watch model, called the SP-1 Crazy Rider, features […]
I bet that very few among you know that Indian produced a Parallel Twin. In 1945, at the end of WW2, Indian thought that the V-Twin Scout was becoming obsolete. The company started to invest in research and development for an OHV Torque series directly inspired by twin British motorcycles. As a matter of fact […]
A part more about beauty than about suspension comfort and ultra performance, these chrome spring struts look awesome on Harley XL or FL-FX models. They are 11” long from center to center eye mount and fit on all H-D bikes with 1/2” shock mounting studs. They can be mounted either with spring on top or […]
The BMW R5 was released 81 years ago, in 1935. To pay tribute to this German motorcycle legend, the BMW Motorrad Design Team selected Swedish shop Unique Custom Cycles to reimagine and reengineer it taking for inspiration the 30’s racers. Working from sketches provided by BMW, components such as the frame, gas tank and rear […]
The 4th annual AIMExpo will highlight again the ingenuity of the entire American powersports industry in Orlando June 13 to 16. Among the many reasons for attending the show, The Championship Of The Americas will be a showcase of design, engineering and creativity by custom bike builders from as far north as Greenland all the […]
Victory Motorcycles And S&S Cycle Partner To Offer Output Increase To Motorcycles Powered By The Freedom 106 EnginePublished by Cyril Huze June 17th, 2016 in Customs, Editorial and Engines.
Thanks to a new made for Victory S&S Cycle Stage 2 Performance Cam Kit® (MSRP $549.99 US / $699.99 CAD) the performance parts offer 20% more horsepower and 10% more torque for motorcycles featuring the powerful Freedom 106 engine. including the Magnum, Cross Country, Cross Country Tour as well as the Cross Roads® and Hard-Ball®. […]
Define your bike own bagger personality with this new one-sided 2 into 1 header system just released by RC Components. It features a 3-step head pipe transitioning into 4.5” mufflers. This multi-stepped header flows into a chambered collector creating massive low and mid range torque. The 4.5” diameter mufflers can be customized with 10 different […]
A simple three-step solution to convert the wrinkle black base of the Indian® Thunder Stroke 111 into a factory-matched chrome. Sold separately, the new Kuryakyn Inner Primary Cover ($119.99), Starter End Cover ($69.99), and Rear Oil Panel Accent ($79.99) are all cast from quality A380 aluminum finished with premium chrome plating. Together the trio of […]
It’s one of the most desirable Harley models and if you are looking for one in its original/untouched state, good luck to you during your price negotiation. The Knucklehead (1936-1947) is not only sought after as a motorcycle but also as a stand alone motor. Many very reputable builders that I know are actively looking […]
Made out of CNC machined aluminum or brass with inbox switches, these sleek Italian designed switch housings are very sleek and will look great on both retro and modern bikes. Very easy to bolt-on. Offered in finishes: brass, satin, polished and black anodized. High quality products with high quality prices… At Vity’s Design.
If you carry your pone on your bike, you want something that looks great, holds your device securely and is practical. This mount, powered by “iOMounts™ is a premium way to do it on your Harley, Indian, Victory, and coming soon, Honda. A magnet (not attached to your phone) is the heart of the system. It’s […]
If you like the half-moon classic floorboard shape, want to make sure your feet will not sleep, but like the idea of a modernized version, this Ken’s Factory design may be what you are looking for. Plenty of rubber for grip, dimpled and extended in the rear for style. Bolt-on on all Harleys 86-up equipped […]