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Speaker Grills To Match Your Renegade Touring Wheels

Renegade Wheels, Inc. of Orange CA is now offering brand new proprietary speaker grills to replace the stock ones on Harley-Davidson touring models.  The speaker grills are available in most of their wheel designs, in either chrome, phantom cut, polished or anodized color finishes. CNC machined out of T-6061 billet aluminum, Renegade Wheels belong to […]

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Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 3)

Each rally will feature excess. It’s true for people and motorcycles. But as Somerset Maugham said: “Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” From excess to simplicity, the 76th Daytona Bike Week gives you again all what you need to feed your desire for admiration, critic […]

Joke Of The week

Teachings. 1- Don’t worry; it only seems kinky the first time. 2- If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you. 3- Never test the depth of the water with both feet. 4- If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. 5- Experience is something you don’t get until just […]

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Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 2)

After a rainy Monday & Tuesday, forecast is for sunny days until the end of the week, but with very chilly temperatures. Mood remains excellent among vendors and participants, especially when thinking of those in the Northeast experiencing storm Stella and more than a foot of snow…The main bike shows and competitions start today Wednesday. […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to Give Away Indian Scout Sixty Customized by Roland Sands and Carey Hart

Creative motorcycle madmen Roland Sands and Carey Hart are molding identical 2017 Indian Scout Sixty motorcycles into wicked racing machines for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. Before being given to two fans on the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Main Stage these two hooligan race bikes, known as the “Evil Twins,” will face off […]

Breaking News. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc Lost Trademark Damage Award Of $912,500. Alleged Rights To Sturgis Name Challenged Again

All Damages Against Rushmore Photo & Gifts and Wal-Mart Stores are dismissed in a high-profile Sturgis Trademark Lawsuit. Rushmore Photo & Gifts, Inc. (RPG), the Niemann family, and Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart) are celebrating a victory over Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRI) in a controversial, six-year trademark dispute over the name “Sturgis. On March 10, […]

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Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 1)

Walking miles of vendor alleys at the Speedway, Beach Street and Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona. Meeting with industry friends. Talking to new ones. Exchanging ideas with custom builders. Men and women at work. Accepting selfies with readers and fans. But also writing at night for too little sleep… I know, a life that many among you […]

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain

For the second-year, Indian Motorcycle partnered with Jack Daniel’s to have a custom Bagger designed by Klock Works Custom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota. The motorcycle brings together two brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality, and ingenuity. The Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain conveys an intimidating presence while maintaining an ultra-premium […]

Road Legal Salt Lake Racer

The Triumph Street Twin is the most contemporary and financially accessible Bonneville. A modern classic powered by the critically acclaimed high torque 900cc engine and designed by the factory as a perfect starting point to build your own custom bike. Logically, it’s the model that dealers had to use in a “Triumph Dealer Custom Built […]

2017 Daytona Bike Week. Season Opening American Flat Track Racing. Indian Motorcycle’s Wrecking Crew Is Back On The Scout FTR750.

If you are in Daytona, please go. I will see you there. If you are not, NBC Sport (NBCSN) will air the races in a one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday night March 16 and on all Thursday nights throughout all 18 rounds of the 2017 season.

2017 Daytona Bike Week. The Sunshine AMCA National Swap Meet

For those already present at Daytona Bike Week during its first weekend, the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) swap meet is a great event to visit. As you already heard, you meet the nicest people on Antique Motorcycles… Held Friday and Saturday March 10 and 11 in Smyrna Beach, the Meet is dedicated to preserving and […]

Indian Motorcycle Daytona Bike Week Party Kickoff

Yesterday Friday evening, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, motorcycle industry VIP’s and celebrities gathered for a Daytona Bike week kickoff party and to witness the unveiling of 6 custom builds based on the Indian Chieftain. 3 from Carey Hart, Paul Yaffe, and Brian Klock, and 3 others built by Indian dealers. Because it was […]

Jason Jessee Signature Series Grips

Jason Jesse is known across multiple subcultures, including skateboarding and motorcycling, with skills and style in all of them. Jessee and Lowbrow Customs partnered to market these Signature Series Waffle Grips. Lowbrow Customs already offers three dozen styles of handlebar grips for your motorcycle, ranging from traditional to very unique. The Jason Jessee Signature Series […]

Joke Of The Week

The funniest Staff Meeting… The boss of a Madison Avenue advertising agency called a spontaneous staff meeting in the middle of a particularly stressful week. (This is one pretty sharp boss!) When everyone gathered, the boss, who understood the benefits of having fun to relax, told the burned out staff the purpose of the meeting […]

Cobra 4-Inch Slip-On With Contrast Cut Tip For Harley-Davidson Baggers

This is a four-inch diameter muffler with a mechanical core that has a tone similar to the Cobra 909 Twins mufflers. It comes equipped with a machined aluminum tip, finished in black with machined contrasting cuts. The new Cobra logo is stamped on the right hand side muffler. Available in chrome with black tip and […]

The All-new Star Silver over Thunder Black Two-Tone Scout

Just a reminder that the Scout – offered until now in red. black or white – is offered in a two-tone Star Silver over Thunder Black with gold piping. Last year, Indian Motorcycle invested heavily in a brand new paint facility in Spearfish, South Dakota. The result of that means Indian can now produce motorcycles […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

American Flat Track Racing. Battle Of The 2 Sponsors. Harley-Davidson And Indian. Harley-Davidson® Motor Company is the Official Motorcycle of AFT Twins as part of an expanded, multi-year partnership renewal. Harley is the entitlement sponsor for eight rounds on the calendar. Indian Motorcycle will sponsor six American Flat Track events. Both companies will be integral […]

The New 2017 Harley Street-Rod Has Arrived. To Tackle The City Streets.

Beginning its big plan to launch 50 new models over 5 years, Harley-Davidson is debuting the new Street-Rod, a middle-weight motorcycle that the company says is built for maneuvering on congested city streets. Street-fighter inspired, the new model starts with the all-new High-Output Revolution X Engine – bred from the same stock as the engine […]

Avon Tires Launching A Consumer Reward Program. A $50 Pre-Paid Card For Buying A Set Of Cobra Tires..

Beginning March 1 through April 30, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) is offering a consumer reward program. Customers receive a $50 prepaid card by mail when they purchase a set of two qualifying Avon Cobra tires, or a $20 prepaid card when they purchase a front Cobra tire (AV71) and $30 prepaid card […]

Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept

It looks like most industrial designers working on cars can’t resist testing their skills on 2 wheelers. As I showed before, with more or less success at understanding what it takes to make a motorcycle work like a motorcycle. Featured here is the work of Moscow-based designer Maxim Burov for Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg. A concept […]

2017 Bike week. Custom Baggers. Indian Demos. Displays. Giveways.

Indian Motorcycle® just announced a comprehensive Daytona Bike Week experience that includes a custom bagger showcase, demo rides for all new 2017 models, and a 2017 Chieftain sweepstakes. From Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain bagger on Main Street to the all-new Roadmaster Classic at the Speedway, Indian Motorcycle will have a presence throughout Daytona for all […]

Do You Want To Become An Amateur Or Professional Triumph Racer?

Triumph Motorcycles America just revealed it’s 2017 Racer Support Program, offering riders the opportunity to purchase a Daytona 675R at a reduced price for participation in any national amateur or professionally sanctioned race series. The Triumph Racer Support Program offers Daytona 675Rs available for purchase at $10,000. With the purchase of a motorcycle through this […]

Spotlight Bar For Harley FLH With 38º Rake

Raked touring bikes require an extended nacelle and a custom bar to hold all your front lighting, spotlights and turn signals. For all 38°-rake Harley touring FLH models, Headwinds – still the leader in custom headlights after 25 years – offers this custom Spotlight & Turn Signal Bar. Available in polish, chrome and black. Price […]

Save the Date. 13th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 7-9, 2017

Celebrating its 13th year the weekend of Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be returning to the stunning shores of La Jolla. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile and motorcycle showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to […]

Vance & Hines Power Duals for 2017 Touring Models

Designed for the 2017 Harley FL lineup, these Power Duals integrates an exclusive Vance & Hines Power Chamber hidden behind a contoured heat shield that generates more horsepower and torque than stock. This new right side design eliminates the heat issues on the left side for the passenger, routing hot exhaust gases below the foot […]

A Visit To Warren Lane. Custom Builder. Vintage Racer.

Last week, I made a pit stop at Atomic Metalsmith, Warren Lane’s custom shop in south Miami. Objective was to check out his latest works, in particular the custom 1917 Indian Powerplus that he will first exhibit at his own show in Daytona called “True Grit” (Sunday March 12), then race at the Smyrna Beach […]



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