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Her Name Is Betty And She’s A Classic

The Harley Shovelhead from the AMF era (model years 1970-1981) had a bad reputation. Yes, it has been mocked with nicknames like “Hardly Ableson”, “Hardly Driveable,” and “Hogly Ferguson”. It was partly unjustified because many Shovel didn’t have more issues that many irons of that time. Yes, Shovels will probably weep or seep and sometimes […]

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Vanguard Premium, Advanced Carbon Fiber And Titanium Motorcycle Helmets

Vanguard is complementing its line of helmets launched this past May with a new full-face version. These new helmets, developed in partnership with helmet manufacturer Veldt and riding tech innovator Fusar, are fully ECE/DOT-approved and stated as among the lightest and closest fitting that can be found in the market. They can optionally be factory-fitted […]

AIMExpo. CEO’s of Harley-Davidson and Polaris Offered Keynote Addresses Focusing On New Riders

We all know that the future of the power sports industry lies with new riders. How to discover and develop these new riders is a tough challenge. On this topic, on Thursday morning at the AIMExpo in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center,  Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Polaris Industries CEO’s shared their ideas. […]

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Red Shift 468 Cam For Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Engines

New from Red Shift Cams® is the 468 bolt-in grind for 107 and 114″ Milwaukee Eight engines. The 468 delivers significant improvements in power and throttle response right where you ride. The Red Shift 468 is designed to compliment the Milwaukee Eight heads’ high intake flow while its unique design overcomes the restrictive exhaust port […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Royal Enfield’s 750cc Bike Rivaling Harley-Davidson Street 750 Likely To Debut At EICMA Show. The parallel twin 750cc engine will be fitted in Continental GT’s double-cradle frame for the new Royal Enfield bike. It is the only a double-cradle frame with Royal Enfield at present that can handle 750cc engine. The parallel-twin 750cc mill is […]

First Customized Brand New 2018 Fat Boy?

For each new motorcycle model there is a rush from dealers and from independent shops to become the first to customize it and to make it known by the largest number of bikers. Even if customization is limited, like in this case, to a 4-day labor job and a very limited number of motorcycle brand […]

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Joke Of The Week

Male Self Examination For Alzheimer Disease (It Takes only 15 seconds) If you are male and over 60 yrs old, you SHOULD take this Alzheimer’s Test How fast can you guess these words and fill-in the blanks?   1. _ _NDOM 2. F_ _K 3. P_N_S 4. PU_S_ 5. S_X 6. BOO_S Answers: 1. RANDOM […]

When Too much is Almost Enough. Big Cubes from R&R Cycles.

They say you can’t beat cubic inches. So why not go all the way with a complete 155 cubic inch V-Twin says R&R Cycles. Built completely in-house, this Billet Beast combines R&R’s own 4.625 inch flywheel assembly with a pair of 4.60 inch billet cylinders bolted to a set of billet crankcases. If however, what […]

Michelin Introduces New Tires for Select 2018 Harley-Davidson® Softail® Motorcycles

Michelin introduces Scorcher® tires to equip the 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy®, Low Rider® and Breakout® motorcycles which were revealed in mid-August. For select 2018 Softail motorcycles, two new Michelin-Harley-Davidson co-branded Scorcher tires are available as original equipment. The MICHELIN Scorcher® 31 features traditional cruiser styling cues while the MICHELIN Scorcher® 11 provides a sportier look. […]

American Flat Track To Return To Daytona International Speedway’s Legendary Tri-Oval for the second annual DAYTONA TT on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Following the sport’s hugely successful debut event inside the world’s only motorsports stadium this past March, American Flat Track will be back under the lights in 2018. Fans attending Bike Week At DAYTONA festivities can look forward to another action-packed evening as the top dirt track motorcycle racers in the world battle on a custom […]

Bill Dodge To Swim Or Sink. Help!

Hurricane Irma affected Floridians from Key West to Jacksonville. Because of wind, but mainly flooding in Daytona Beach where is located Bling’s Cycles, the shop of well known custom builder Bill Dodge. During the passing of Irma, Bill spend the full night with Buddy, Bill’s dog. defending his shop against the flooding coming from the […]

Lonely Fucker Chopper

Good design is about creating objects and machines that stand the test of time, The Chopper design is one of the few ones having acquired a very unique sense of timelessness. In a softening motorcycle environment, can the Chopper design produced at a reasonable price works wonders to attract young new bikers? Don’t know the […]

Diamond King Sportster Gas Tank

Gas tank with distinctive diamond-style embossings on top and on the sides. It features the same basic design as the stock counterpart but are made wider for increased capacity. This will allow for longer intervals between gas station stops on long hauls. At W&W Europe.

Flashback. 1915 Iver Johnson Motorcycle.

It’s for me one of the most beautiful motorcycles produced at the beginning of last century. The Iver Johnson Company (the company shared the name as its founder Norwegian-born Iver Johnson.) was first a U.S firearms and bicycle company. Launched in Fitchburg, MA in 1907, a motorcycle division was created from the conversion of a […]

Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series At Brooklyn Invitational

As the title sponsor of the ninth annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show, Indian Motorcycle unveiled three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber crafted by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co. and skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, in conjunction with Roland Sands Design. Each of these builders brings a uniquely distinct vision and signature style. The […]

Exile Cycles 2nd Annual “Rider Roundup At The Ranch” Is October 15.

After last year’s Exile Cycles Anniversary party, Russell Mitchell tells me that he has decided to make it an annual event. It is set for Sunday October 15 from 11 am to 5 pm at the Paramount Ranch Western Town, Agoura Hills, California (2903 Cornell Road) On the menu: vendor displays, food trucks, the renown […]

Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Race Airs On NBC Sports Network This Evening Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.

It’s been a little over a month since the nation’s top racing athletes went handlebar to handlebar around the brand new track in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater during the inaugural Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Races. Whether you were there on Aug. 6 to see it for yourself, or weren’t able to make […]

Jokes Of The Week

1. Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee. 2. Law of Gravity Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe. 3. Law of Probability The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the […]

Two labor Unions End Partnership With Harley-Davidson

Two labor unions ended a two-decade long partnership agreement with Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) on Tuesday, citing issues with senior management. Union leaders belonging to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the United Steelworkers (USW) said they were concerned with the way Harley’s management was handling staffing related to seasonal production. (In […]

Nova Curved Side Mount license Plate Holders By Kuryakyn

A smooth, seamless design with no visible fasteners combined with wraparound DOT-compliant L.E.D.’s make the new Kuryakyn Nova one of the cleanest and most functional side-mount license plate frames available. Offered in horizontal or vertical mounting styles, the Nova’s curved, two-piece frame sandwiches the plate in place rather than using traditional bolts for a hardware-free […]

2017 AIMExpo In Columbus Ohio. September 21-24.

The show will boast its highest number of OEMs and bike demos to date.

Fred Kodlin Racing KR 300 Unveiled During 20th Edition Of European Bike Week

As a yearly tradition, Fred Kodlin introduces a new custom during the European Bike Week (September 3-10) at Lake Faak, Austria This year, on Wednesday Sepy 6,the unveiling was done ar the Velden Casino on the west side of the lake with Fred Kodlin rolling out on a turbo charged 300 hp Speed Bagger named […]

Jared Mees Takes the win And The Title At The Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile

Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750) put on another masterclass performance to take the win and clinch the American Flat Track AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines crown two races early at the Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson. After nearly a quarter-century absence, it was a welcome return […]

New Attraction At European Bike Week. Harley-Davidson XG 750 Street Rod Hooligan Races.

This year, European Bike Week at Lake Faak, Austria is celebrating its 20th Edition. Harley-Davidson has come up with a new attraction that gets fresh wind and very cool action into the event. In record time, a Short Track oval was prepared in one of the most scenic locations that Faak has to offer,. Harley […]

The Dark Side Of The Harley Street 750.

Like me, you never thought about a custom shop with international visibility working from Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon in South Vietnam. Bandit9’s owner Daryl Villanueva acknowledges that many shops create beautiful remakes of the past but that his shop is not into vintage bikes. Instead, he defines himself as crafting bikes […]

ACK Ehret Vincent Black Lightning To Headline Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

Bonhams is very pleased to announce the consignment of one of the most important Vincent motorcycles in the world – the Australian speed record making and multiple race winning 1951 Vincent Black Lightning owned and ridden by Jack Ehret. Built by special order and imported new into Australia by Tony McAlpine, the Vincent Black Lightning […]



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