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Cabarello 2-Up Seat For Harley Sportster

A modern take on the Café racer seat for the Harley Sportster, but comfortable enough for two. The new Caballero 2-Up seat is offered in Classic (shown here) or Diamond stitch patterns or Faux Carbon Fiber. Classic and Diamond models feature Solar Reflective Leather in the seating area, helping keep your seat up to 25°F […]

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Custom Chrome Europe 2015 Open House

A new Germany based logistics, distribution (probably the largest warehouse in Europe) and educetion center based in Grolsheim, Germany dedicated exclusively to the needs of servicing and customizing American-made V-Twin motorcycles was the pretext for a huge weekend party to which all Custom Chrome Europe dealers were invited. The event included the introduction by CCE’s […]

Spectro Oils

Nostalgia Jeep Chief Concept

Being a “young” (?) baby-boomer, I fell in love at first glance with this Jeep Chief Concept inspired by the full-size, 1970’s era Cherokee. This post to illustrate that the vintage, classic, Old School, Neo-Retro trend (and whatever name you give it) is far from over. From motorcycles to clothing to furniture and to everything. […]

Progressive Suspension

High School Students From The Black Hills Win Big in Donnie Smith Bike Show

During last weekend the High school students who participated in the Buffalo Chip Challenge were participating in the Donnie Smith Bike Show in St Paul. Minnesota. They came back home with 2 new trophies.The student-built custom 2014 Indian Chieftain received 1st place in the “The Full Custom/other bagger” class, and the 2014 Harley- Davidson Road […]

Egret. A Tribute Chopper Built By Bill Dodge In Memory Of Close Friend John Green.

On Wednesday May 14, 2014 I had to report on the passing of John Green, the producer of all Easyriders Events, the famous winter V-Twin Bike Shows and summer Rodeo Tours. A very gentle and courageous man that I knew well, he was relentless in promoting the talent and business of all builders. Many of […]

Steve McQueen. Full-Throttle Cool.

On March 24th, Steve McQueen would have celebrated his 85th birthday. Was he an actor who races or a racer who acts? To honor one of the most brilliant actors and racers of our time, Dwight Jon Zimmerman, a best-selling and award-winning author, and Greg Scott, a comic book artist, tell the life story of […]

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Joke Of the Week

Vern works hard at the Phone Company but spends two nights each week bowling, and plays golf every Saturday. His wife thinks he’s pushing himself too hard, so for his birthday she takes him to a local strip club. The doorman at the club greets them and says, “Hey, Vern! How ya doing?” His wife […]

Exile Cycles Internal Throttle Assembly And Twist Clutch Now Offered In 2 Sizes

Most custom bikes are equipped with an internal throttle to eliminate the throttle housing and hide the cable inside the bars for that super-clean look. Exile Cycles now offers the Internal Throttle with a choice of TWO twist-sleeve diameters. The standard diameter matches that of the stock Harley Davidson plastic throttle sleeve, and works with […]

America’s Queen Of speed Valerie Thompson To Attempt To Break Her Personal Best Record Of 217.7 MPH At Texas Mile

7-time land speed record holder and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club member Valerie Thompson hoping to set new personal best top speed when she returns to Beeville, Texas Match 27-28 for the Texas Mile in an attempt to break her personal best record of 217.7 MPH, and strengthen female racing worldwide. Now with new sponsor […]

Indian Chief Dark Horse. The Edgiest Member Of The Indian® Chief® Line-Up.

My 1st encounter with the recently launched 2016 model-year Indian Chief Dark Horse was during Daytona Bike Week. It is built upon the successful Indian® Chief® platform and features the same Chief’s powerful 111-cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine, electronic cruise control, keyless ignition, and ABS braking but it loses the oil cooler, analogue fuel gauge and […]

New S&S TC3 Oil Pump Explained

S&S Cycle tells about what makes the new TC3 oil pumps for 1999-present Harley-Davidson® big twin engines special. Why you should replace your failed stock oil pump with an S&S TC3 oil pump instead of another one just like the one that failed?

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

South Dakota Speed Limit Raised To 80 mph On Interstate Highways 90 and 29. An amendment to South Dakota Senate Bill 1 passed Tuesday March 24, 2015 changing the speed limit on the state’s two interstate highways. When the new law takes effect on April 1, you’ll legally be able to travel at 80 mph instead […]

Neo-Fusion gas Caps

From Japanese and globe-trotter custom builder Ken Nagai, these hot-rod inspired gas caps for all those who, like him, consider that details create style. It always been his philosophy to offer a fresh perspective on American motorcycle design.   For his line of custom parts, focus is always on adding fine details. Sold with weld on […]

Permanent Harley-Davidson Rally Point To Be Completed For The 2015 Sturgis Rally. Sturgis 2nd Street Renamed Harley-Davidson Way.

Building on the 75-year agreement that makes Harley-Davidson the rally’s official motorcycle, Harley-Davidson broke ground to start construction of The Harley-Davidson Rally Point, the city’s new permanent year-round space for riders. The Rally Point, at the corner of Main Street and 2nd Street, (renamed Harley-Davidson Way) will include a stage for events, concerts and weddings. […]

S&S Cycle At 2015 Daytona Bike Week

After Daytona Bike week where was shot this video, S&S® Cycle is now in Scottsdale for Arizona Bike week (March 25-28) where the company will exhibit its 143″ machine and provide free installation for any S&S Power Tune Performance Exhaust and custom tips for Harley-Davidson Dyna® and Softail® models.

Harley-Davidson Layoffs At Kansas Plant. The Reasons.

When I announced on March 13th that Harley-Davidson would be laying-off 169 employees or 21.1% of its workforce at its 400,000 sq. ft Kansas facility, I mentioned that the company didn’t elaborate for the decision. Some of you commented that probably Harley intended to replace full time workers with seasonal employees. A few days after […]

Postcards From 2015 Swiss-Custom Customizing And Tuning Show

The 112th edition of the SWISS-MOTO Motorcycle and Tuning Show (Feb 19-22) broke all records with more than 70,000 visitors. Under the motto of Speed, the show organizers showcased a range of dragsters with world’s fastest bike pilot Rocky Robinson and Swiss speed junkie, Urs Erbacher explaining their race machines. The jury of customizers from Germany […]

Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone Sells For $775,000

Last weekend at the Mecum Auction in Las Vegas, a 1915 Cyclone board racer motorcycle once owned by Steve McQueen sold for a cool $775,000. With a production run lasting only three years starting in 1913, the Cyclone has always generated a lot of excitement. The 1915 Cyclone was part of the E.J. Cole collection […]

“Running Across The Moon”. The Quest To Go Over 200 mph On A 125 cc Motorcycle.

The “Moon” is of course Bonneville. For the last 3 years, a filming crew follows the efforts of Scott Kolb to get a 200+ mph Land Speed Record on a 125cc motorcycle. It is estimated that it will take one or two more years to complete the project: both to succeed in the LSR attempt […]

iPhone/iPod Ready Motorcycle Dashboard

People are now accustomed to having the Internet available in their pockets via their smart phones or small tablets. For bikers, many different adjustable brackets are already available to attach an electronic device to your motorcycle bars. What about an iPhone or iPod ready dashboard? Sinister Wheel offers a built-in-house dashboard to keep your device […]

Custom Chrome Deluxe Harley Road Glide. Mile Eaters Welcome.

The US decade-long trend of big cruisers and touring bikes for baby boomers with disposable income is not over yet. But it’s only recently that the same trend is really perceptible in Europe. Not that the old continent is younger, but probably because of cost and because the roads and streets infrastructure is less appropriate […]

The Art Of Custom Leather Motorcycle Seats By Adam Croft

A true artist, a master of leather art whose work is adorning the custom motorcycles of the best builders. Adam Croft refreshed his site with pictures of his most recent FN Made Chopper and Bobber series seats. Nothing impossible for this man who will always go way beyond your expectations. And if you don’t need […]

Joke Of The week

The Deaf Wife Problem. Bert feared his wife Peggy wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem. The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could […]

Enter To Win The 2015 Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes Motorcycle and Guitar

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has teamed up with Victory Motorcycles, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Epiphone Guitar and AMSOIL to give one lucky Buffalo Chip fan their own 2014 Victory Gunner, customized by renowned builder Cory Ness. This one-of-a-kind low-profile hot rod features a solid pro-stock rear section, a stout front end, loads of rock ‘n’ roll […]



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