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The New Indian Scout The Way You Never Saw It. Naked.

Not surprisingly, I receive daily a flurry of emails , mostly technical questions, regarding the all-new 2015 Indian Scout. You want to know more about the engine and 6-speed transmission. So, let me summarize again the available info, followed by some CAD renderings that Indian Motorcycle graciously provided to me. The 2015 Indian Scout is […]

Zipper's Kits For New Bikes

Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons With Wife Cris To Participate In 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run. September 5-21.

I will be on location in Daytona Beach September 5th for the start of the 2014 Cannonball, a coat to coast 4000+ mile endurance run, this year reserved to pre-1937 motorcycles. Among the participants, many friends, including for the 1st time in the run Pat Simmons, a founding member of the Doobie Brothers and a […]

Spectro Oils

The Bishop By Bandit9 Studio.

At the Bandit9 Shop, Bandit Chief Daryl Villanueva will tell you that he doesn’t and will never play by the rules followed by most custom builders. He works without any constraint – certainly not any from clients – his professional joy being to create kinetic art and to build moving sculptures. His latest work is […]

Progressive Suspension

A Few jokes About The Lucas Lights.

For a little bit of fun, just a few jokes about the very (in)famous Lucas lights. The Lucas motto: “Get home before dark.” Lucas denies having invented darkness. But they still claim “sudden, unexpected darkness” Lucas–inventor of the first intermittent wiper. Lucas–inventor of the self-dimming headlamp. The three-position Lucas switch–DIM, FLICKER and OFF. The other […]

The Perfect Motorcycle Accident. If There Is Such A Thing…

Aa car driver changes its lane of travel (turn signal is on only when maneuver starts). At full speed, a motorcyclist hits the car from behind, his body being thrown in the air, flipping above the car for a perfect landing on the roof. Shot in Russia, a country with great reputation for gymnastics. Maybe […]

Spectro Performance Oils. Alex Josefson Is New President

Following the retirement of Dave Miller who was the President since 2003, Alex Josefson, grandson of founder Robert H. Wehman and son of Thomas Josefson and Barbara Wehman Josefson, both current vice presidents, has been named President of Intercontinental Lubricants Inc., the parent company of Spectro Oils. Also joining the management are Alex Josefson bothers […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Hawg Halters Launching New Print And Digital 52-Page Catalog.

Building from tho ground up or customizing. It’s worth your time checking the new 52-page catalog just released by Hawg Halters. A wide range of made in the USA products from brakes, to wheels, to handlebars, to raked triple trees to front ends to bagger nacelles and conversion kits. You can see the catalog online, […]

Custom Heel Shifter For Indian Chiefs

As expected, the custom motorcycle industry is seriously focusing on creating after-market accessories for the new Indian models. Vendors who have seen the Scout in Sturgis tell me that can’t wait to get one to see what they can create for it. For the Chief, many custom accessories are already available in complement of those […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Polaris Industries To Add 300 Jobs To Support Indian Motorcycle Sales. 300 more people are expected to be hired at its Spirit Lake, Iowa plant that already employs more than 700. The company expects strong demand for all its models, especially for the new lower priced Indian Scout launched in Sturgis August 2nd that you […]

Harley-Davidson Museum® Celebrates Motorcycle Art At Annual Custom Bike Show Weekend

If you live or travel close by, the Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be this coming Labor Day weekend, when it hosts its annual Custom Bike Show Weekend that kicks off at Bike Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 31.  The highlights of the weekend are two of some of […]

New Tsunami Aluminum Rear Fender For Your Sportster

An easy way to change the look of your Sportster is to switch the stock rear fender for this one featuring a nice duck tail. Built from thick aluminum (Heavy gauge 6061 T-6), precision die-stamped & CNC laser cut. The Tsunami fender can be bolted-on directly to your Sportster in place of the factory one. […]

Indian Scout’s First Run Tour

Join your Indian Motorcycle dealer in the the United States as he celebrates the  Scout’s First Run with an event near you. Check the calendar of events to find out when you will be able to see the all-new 2015 Indian Scout and demo ride it. Just go to Scout First Run Tour. You can […]

Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series. 12th Annual Bike Show Of Lake Faak

Of interest for all my European readers, the Custom Chrome Europe 12th annual bike show of Lake Faak is set for September 6th. The event is a showcase of some of the world’s best custom bikes and this year, thanks to the sponsoring of S&S Cycles, Küryakyn and DHL Global Forwarding there will be more […]

iStick.

Because you are all connected to the web and probably using more that only digital device. I am sharing with you a sleek new product that I like very much. There are many situations in which you want to easily, quickly and safely move data, pictures, videos from iPhones, iPads and iPod touches (sorry Android […]

All-New 2015 Indian Scout. Love At First Ride.

During the 74th Sturgis rally, the launch party and demo rides of the all-new 2015 Indian Scout have overshadowed all other manufacturer’s activities. To pull off that coup, as Indian did last year with the re-introduction of the Chief model, the company leveraged the Indian brand cachet, mixing the Scout’s rich heritage with up-to-date technology […]

RSD Vintage Headlights

A new version of the vintage headlight by Roland Sands, with the advantage of a DOT rated lens and bulb because a headlight is supposed to let you see correctly the road when traveling at night… The DOT approved H-4 Bulb has twice the illumination of a standard sealed beam. CNC machined with a billet […]

Thought Of The Day

    “You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought” Lauren Bacall

Scorpion V-Rod Trike Kit Project

A kit to turn a Harley V-Rod into a reverse trike in about 4 hours for a budget of $5000.00? The idea seems to interest unite a few Harley dealers and bikers in the USA and abroad. I guess aging V-Rod riders. The idea and conception (2 front wheels) comes from John Kroening from Wisconsin […]

Dream Ride Kickoff Sends Riders Off On 1,900-Mile Trip to Benefit Special Olympics

Being a Floridian, I could not miss the festivities of this Saturday morning August 16 at the West Palm Beach PGA National Resort & Spa from where a caravan of motorcyclists and accompanying exotic car drivers departed for a 1,900-mile ride through the Middle-Atlantic States and into New England to benefit athletes of the Special […]

ACCEL Expands Stealth Supercoil Applications To Harley-Davidson Sportsters

As a reminder, ACCEL Stealth SuperCoils eliminate the need For ignition wires by mounting Coils Directly to the spark plugs. The system is an easy cosmetic upgrade for a custom and clean Appearance and requires no cutting or wires splicing. In addition the Accel Stealth Supercoil delivers up to 20% more voltage than the oem […]

Bonhams To Auction Motorcycles From Dennis Hopper Estate, Peter Fonda And Silverman Racing Museum

With multiple world records set at last year’s internationally attended Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, Bonhams is pleased to announce a very extensive and impressive foundation of early consignments for its fifth annual sale scheduled for Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Bonhams is now inviting consignments of […]

Harley-Davidson Launches New Moto-Friendly Denim Jeans For Men

Denim Jeans. Summertime Blues. Rivet-less pockets to prevent unwanted scuffs on your bike seat. Longer belt loops fto accommodate wider belts. V-shaped center back loop to prevent belts from creeping above the waistband. That’s why Harley that its jeans are moto-friendly. So, dress for the destination and the journey this summer with new denim styles […]

New Patriot Series Wheels By RC Components

RC Components released the Patriot Series to commemorate the services of our military men and women. In their honor RC Components has made a commitment to contribute up to $25,000 to select Veterans Service Organizations within the next 12 months. The Patriot Series wheel lineup features 3 clean and unique wheel designs; Sniper, Eagle and […]

Would You Tell The Driver? Or Just Watch?

I checked. He is not one of my readers…



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