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Erik Buell Racing. Creating Small And Specialized Motorcycles For The India Market. To Distribute Exclusively Scooters And Small Motorcycles Built In Indian.

What was the intention of New-Dehli, India based Hero-Motocorp when the company bought 49% of Erik Buell Racing (EBR) in 2011 for $25 million? As reported at the time to build a 70,000 sq.ft facility in East Troy, Wisconsin and help Erik Buell Racing produce more efficiently its sport bikes, like the newest model, the […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Harley CVO Limited Motorcycles Leak Engine Coolant.

Harley-Davidson Inc. was hit Thursday August 28, 2014 with a putative class action in Illinois federal court, accusing the company of breaching a 24-month, unlimited-mileage written warranty by not repairing an engine defect in certain motorcycle models a buyer says causes the coolant to leak constantly. The suit alleges the motor of the 2014 Rushmore […]

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New Indian Motorcycle Apparel

New model year motorcycle models are always followed by new genuine brand apparel. In the new collection, 1 sweat shirt for men and 1 for ladies, that I find quite stylish for those who want to show the tribe they belong to. Men Munro Zip Thru. Multi-season comfort featuring hand warmer pockets, Indian Motorcycle® branding, […]

Don Tilley, Owner Of Tilley Harley-Davidson, Killed In Motorcycle Accident

It is with deepest regret that I have to announce that Don and Robinette Tilley, the long time owners of Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, North Carolina were involved in a motorcycle accident yesterday Friday September 29, 2014. Don Tilley was killed and his wife Robinette is currently in critical condition. Don and Robinette Tilley started […]

Avon Tyres Introduces 13 New Cobra Model Sizes For Cruisers And Tourers

Avon Tyres will introduce 13 new 15” to 21” sizes in the popular Cobra tire line designed for the power cruiser, touring and custom market. With all sizes scheduled for availability by the end of September, each new Cobra AV71 and AV72 size will soon replace the corresponding size in the Venom tire line. “The […]

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The 2014 Sturgis Rally Is Over. Welcome To The Buffalo Chip Winter Tours.

The 2014 Sturgis Rally is over, and with winter on the horizon many face the prospect of parking their bikes until spring. But there are options for those who would like to feel the wind and the rumble this winter. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has partnered with EagleRider to present an opportunity for an open-road […]

Legends Built Memorial Custom Motorcycle For SPC Cody Towse Killed In Afghanistan

Last week I introduced you to Legends Motorcycles, the Utah based museum/gallery/workshop to let you know about its fabulous exhibition of motorcycle art. But Legends Motorcycles is also dedicated to helping serious riders create custom vintage bikes they can be proud of by making handcrafted vintage parts available to anyone who wants to turn their […]

BSA 500 By Hazan Motorworks

Is there a better definition and illustration of a “Rolling Piece Of Art” than this BSA 500 by Hazan Motorworks? The kind of custom motorcycle that doesn’t need any explanation or tech sheet. So, I will limit my copy to reproducing Maxwell Hazan philosophy. Admire and enjoy the photography. “Motorcycles are an artistic medium. I […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

California Biker Profile. Male, Old, Married And Moneyed. Only Half Of Those With A Motorcycle License Ride… New statistics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry Council show the median age of California motorcycle owners was 45 years old in 2012 – having risen from 33 years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in 2009. […]

Trouble’s Brewing At The Gee Bee Cafe

It is the title of the new limited edition print by notorious Rod & Bike artist Larry Grossman. The setting is a vintage art deco-styled cafe with a 30′s Gee Bee racing plane mounted on the roof, situated right on the edge of the beautiful San Francisco Bay (note Alcatraz in the background). A bitchin’ […]

2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Official Promo Video.

Aluminum Scoop For Harley V-Rod Muscle

In Sturgis, saw quite a few V-Rods, a model positioned in Harley-Davidson’s lineup as the “power cruiser with a dash of intimidation.” Europeans love this model much more than the Americans. Logically, it’s in the old continent (especially Germany & Switzerland) that those who want to customize this model will find a lot of V-Rod after-market […]

Third Ace Cafe To Open In Orlando In 2015

The 76-year old famous British cafe is now coming to America in Orlando, Florida. Ace Café plans to open an entertainment and retail complex, including a restaurant and bar, retail gift shop and a motorcycle dealership, in three renovated buildings in the central business district of downtown Orlando. endering are submitted to the city this […]

Joke Of The Week. Thank You For Shopping At Costco.

One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike, “My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I’d better see a doctor.”  “Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money,” Mike replies.  “There’s a diagnostic computer down at Costco. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you […]

2015 Harley-Davidson Model Lineup. What’s New?

Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of the Street™750 and Street™500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson just announced its complete offering for 2015. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief […]

2015 Harley Road Glide® And Road Glide® Special

In a couple of hours I am going to publish the news about the full 2015 Harley line up. But it’s unusual for the company Davidson to have unveiled a major model weeks before the announcement of its complete model line up. The 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special were previewed in Sturgis, well […]

Pan Style Board Tracker By Rods And Rides

During the Sturgis Rally, the latest one from T.D. Ward got a lot of attention and quite a few trophies in the bike shows to which it participated. A custom bike that I will put in the category of a crossover from the Hot Rod world. Ward’s car genes were acquired a long time ago […]

Kuryakyn Has Launched A Performance Division Named Crusher. New Maverick Exhaust System.

In Sturgis on August 2nd, 2014, Crusher -the all-new Performance Division of Kuryakyn, launched its first series brand-new and made in America, Maverick 4” Slip-Ons mufflers and 2-Into-2 exhaust systems. They are offered for the Harley Sportster, Dyna, Softail and Tourer. They feature precision machined billet aluminum tips with a matte black high-temp ceramic coating […]

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Start Today Sunday August 24th, 2014

They arrived from all over the world to find out that 2/3 of the Salts are salt, the other 1/3 being a lake 1/4 mile wide and several miles long. But the dedicated team of volunteers from the 1st Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (that you could also call the 11th BUB Bonneville Speed Trials) had […]

Mobile Application Available Now For 2014 Orlando AIMExpo. October 16-19.

To help you plan for AIMExpo 2014, a new mobile application was just released to help you schedule and organize your visit and your meetings. (AIMExpo is open exclusively to credentialed trade and media professionals on October 16-17. The show opens to the general public on October 18-19) With this application, you can browse all […]

Polaris Industries Inc. Challenges Polaris Dealers To ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Today, Polaris Industries Inc.’s (NYSE:PII) Chairman and CEO, Scott Wine, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining in the viral campaign to raise awareness and funds for ALS. After accepting the challenge from Dan Ariens, President and CEO of Ariens, Wine in turn nominated Bahram Akradi, Founder and CEO of Lifetime Fitness, Michael Guyette, President and […]

CV Performance Choke Bracket For Better Access To The Choke Knob

CV Performance, a company specializing in tuning and improving Harley-Davidson CV carburation for over 25 years, offers the Harley Choke Relocation Bracket to help Harley-Davidson owners have quick, easy access to their choke knob, while giving the carb and engine a better look. The CV Performance Choke Bracket moves the CV Carburetor Choke knob from […]

Legends Motorcycles. Museum. Art Gallery And Vintage Motorcycle Workshop.

Not far from the Bonneville Salts where the Speed Trials are going to begin this Sunday August 24, a museum/gallery with a vintage motorcycle workshop that I recommend you pay a visit to. In a superb building, owner Of Legends Motorcycles Rick Salibury has turned his lifelong passion for vintage motorcycles into a full-time business […]



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