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Pump Up Audio Performance With The Harley Boom! Stage II Touring Speakers Kit

You can add a big, bold sound to a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle model with the new Boom! Audio Stage II 6.5” Batwing Fairing Speakers (P/N 76000524A, $329.95*) from Harley-Davidson®. Powered by a dedicated 300 watt amplifier (sold separately), Stage II speakers are designed to work seamlessly with the factory-installed Boom!Box infotainment unit on 2014-later Touring […]

Zipper's

Night Shift Custom Electric Motorcycle

Weird but why not? What you are looking at is an electric-drive conversion of a 2003 Suzuki Savage. Where the motor used to be is a battery pack of cells from a Nissan Leaf electric car, wired here in series for a total of 116 volts.  There are four flat-pack Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4) batteries […]

Spectro Oils

Super Small Axle Covers For 2008-2017 Harley Models

To improve a very simple part may be a challenge. I am talking about axle covers to hide the ugly factory nut. The goal was to make covers as small as possible. A more complex task than you think because you need to keep enough material for the threads of two set screws to attach […]

Progressive Suspension

Sinister Air Cleaners To Match All Their Sinister Wheels

Always nice to have an air cleaner whose design is matching the one of your wheels. So if you are about to choose a set of custom wheels, know that Sinister offers a matching air cleaner design for all their wheels. (many more designs than shown here) They will add a little bit of performance boost […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson York Plant Is Hiring 400 Seasonal Workers. Harley-Davidson York Vehicle Operations is hiring approximately 400 seasonal workers for its upcoming surge period. Surge enables Harley-Davidson to increase its manufacturing capacity to produce more bikes in anticipation of increased customer demand in the spring and summer riding months. Recruiting for these positions is starting now. Seasonal positions […]

EPA Finalizes 2017 Volume Requirements for Ethanol

Last week, the EPA quietly published the 2017 volume requirements and associated percentage standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program passed into law by Congress several years ago. The law requires oil companies to blend increasing volumes of renewable fuels like ethanol with gasoline and diesel. Under the law, the EPA has the authority […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Did You Know? S&S Cycle Will Rebuild Your Stock Harley-Davidson Engine.

The S&S Cycle Service & Speed Center can rebuild your stock Evolution or Twin Cam Engine. All engine rebuilds will need to be facilitated by an S&S Cycle Dealer. You can check out the details and pricing for these rebuild services on their website. S&S Cycle can also rebuild Harley-Davidson Panhead and Shovelhead engines. Cost […]

Double Shot High Intensity LED Taillight

Designed by Kevin and CNC machined out of solid aluminum, as the name implies, this taillight features 2 x 1” diameter dual intensity strong LED lights. So, it’s good for a run and brake light setup. The lights housing is highly polished and attached to the back plate with polished stainless steel socket head screws […]

Thought Of The Day

      “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

Breaking News. A New American Motorcycle Brand Is Born. Vanguard To Launch The Roadster In New York December 9.

Vanguard is a new brand with a premium motorcycle designed and built in Brooklyn, NY. The company is led by renowned designer Edward Jacobs and serial entrepreneur Francois-Xavier Terny. They partnered a couple years ago with the intention of “ building, with a fresh perspective and unique approach, a premium motorcycle brand of revolutionary effect.” […]

Only 30 Fat Spokes

The trend is towards visually lighter wheels offering more air and showing more light. And it’s also true for spoke wheels. At the opposite of the period from the mid 80’s to the end of the 90’s when there was an escalation of the number of spokes fitted on a rim (remember the 120-spoke wheels […]

Escaping A Motorcycle Cop Who Got Better Riding Skills Than You

Some may be tempted to flee after being lit by police. Never a great idea. Especially if the motorcycle Cop chasing you has better riding skills than you, something you should always anticipate, anyway. The scene is in Brazil and shot from the policeman helmet camera. The video images are quite crappy, but this chase […]

UK Project Indian Scout Contest Winner

Indian Motorcycle dealerships across the UK were invited to build a customized Indian Scout or Scout Sixty in just 90 days in a partnership with the UK’s national motorcycle show, “Motorcycle Live”. Ten dealers took up the opportunity to show off their creations to an audience of 113,172 visitors with 1,905 of these voting for their favorite Project Scout by […]

Morgan Motor First Electric 3-Wheeler Goes In Production

After being in business for 107 years, UK Morgan Motor just started production of its first electric vehicle. The company is embracing the new technology but wants to keep its very unique image, a unique blend of charisma, craftsmanship and performance. For this purpose, the EV3 is reminiscent of the company’s first model, another 3-wheeler that […]

Replacement Saddlebag And Lid Hardware Kit For Harley Baggers

How many baggers on the road? How many broken or worked out saddlebags and lid hardware on these tourers? You can update your bags. with a kit containing all of the necessary parts and hardware, including lid hinges, lid gaskets, tethers, latch handles with seals, latch strikes, saddlebag bailhead studs, rubber isolators, washers, chrome lock […]

Arlen Ness All-New Primary Cover For Harley Touring Models

A bolt-on outer primary cover for all Harley touring models 2007-up. featuring a multi-piece design for easy maintenance and inspection. The 10-gauge design matches other Ness egine custom parts, air cleaner, rocker boxes, pushrod, cam and lifter block covers, shifter rod. Primary outer cover is sold with chrome hardware. Available in chrome or black finish. […]

Polaris Slingshot. What’s Going On?

Again, I try to answer your email questions. This explanation regarding what you heard about the Polaris 3-wheel Slingshot. No doubt that it is has been, to the surprise of many, a hit as soon as it has been launched 2 years ago. The classification of the Slingshot, either as a motorcycle or an autocycle, […]

World’s Fastest Monowheel Motorcycle. 61.18 MPH.

A Monowheel motorcycle is one large wheel revolving around a track, inside which the engine and rider are housed. The driver has to control the vehicle using careful control of throttle and perfect balance. UK Monowheel Team and Kevin Scott recorded a staggering speed of 98.464 km/h (61.18 mph) on their incredible monowheel WarHorse, at […]

New Galaxy Wheel Added To Performance Machine Contour Collection

A new wheel design from PM departing from a traditional mindset of design. The company started from a classic, elegant spoke design and pushed the boundaries of manufacturing capabilities to create a complex yet refined timeless design. The balanced amount of contrast and detail creates a unique depth and illusion. From a distance the wheel […]

Thought Of The Day

        “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” Marilyn Ferguson

Brass Balls Cycles Aluminum Ribbed Exhaust Tips

Some exhaust pipes are too plain and visually boring, especially drag pipes. The solution is to dress them up with tips. These ones are classic enough to work perfectly with many bike styles. Brass Balls Cycles use these ribbed tips on many of their custom projects and decided to market them, targeting individuals and small […]

Joke Of The Week

This is a conversation between a man and his wife. Please note that she asks 5 or 6 questions which he answered quite simply and she is speechless after answering only one question. Woman: Do you drink beer? Man: Yes Woman: How many beers a day? Man: Usually about 3 Woman: How much do you […]

Italian Style Inverted Front Ends For Harley Models.

Superb Italian design and outstanding riding performance come together in this very stylish upside-down forks of Italian Ottodicuori (ODC). This brand is already the front suspension choice of many top custom builders, like Fred Kodlin on several of his most recent Big Wheel Custom Baggers creations. The ODC inverted front ends are available for Sportster […]

Christmas Gift . Discovering The Motorcycle. The History. The Culture. The Machines.

Almost all great motorcycle books focus on one unique theme, topic or brand. Just released, Discovering The Motorcycle is an exception. It’s a rather complete overview and history of motorcycling since the late 1800’s to today. Author Armand Ensanian devoted more than 5 years of his life to compile info, write and photograph such a […]

Happy Turkey Day, Pilgrims

The Wide-Range Pirelli DIABLO™ Lineup From Street And Track To Most Elite Road Racing Performance Tires

Pirelli brand ambassador Cristy Lee, who is an avid track day rider herself, breaks down the specific purposes of the DIABLO™ ROSSO™ III, DIABLO™ ROSSO CORSA, DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP, DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SC and DIABLO™ SUPERBIKE applications.



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