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Hercules Model By New Curtiss Motorcycle Co. To Be Launched In May 2018

Confederate Motors, through a press release, confirmed their name change, effective January 8,  2018 to Curtiss Motorcycle Co., inc. The company explains that the foundation for their new models will be an all-new Twin-Engine powertrain supplied by Zero. “The all-new powertrain packages in a classical proportion, lower, narrower, and with superior weight management than any […]

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Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties Signs Two Year Commitment To Exhibit At AIMExpo In 2018 & 2019

The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide, (AIMExpo) will welcome Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties as an exhibitor at the 2018 event in Las Vegas (October 11-14) and in 2019 when the show makes its return to Columbus, Ohio. The global parts and accessories distributor will join the greater powersports industry as a vital addition to […]

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BBMX Gold And Red Anodized Foot Pegs By Brass Balls Cycles

Of course they are inspired by BMX pegs. These BBMX (Brass Balls Moto-X) foot pegs have great grip, style and functionality. In gold or rd anodized they can look badass on your bike. • Precision machined from aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum • Gold anodized with contrast cut on perimeter holes or red anodized. • Direct replacement for […]

American Flat Track Strengthens Management Team

With an amazingly successful 2017 racing season behind it and the promise of more intense action, event popularity and dirt track growth for 2018, American Flat Track has bolstered its communication and event promotion efforts with key hires. Longtime motojournalist, racer and industry insider Mitch Boehm has been named Communications Director, effective immediately, while motorsports […]

Performance Machine APEX Foot Levers For Harley Dyna And Sportster

Performance Machine offers several nice replacement choices when you are ready to replace your stock levers. The company took their successful APEX family design cues and engineered a set of foot levers for a true custom touch. They are a direct replacement and quick install. Tacky pedal rubber for positive connection between rider and machine. […]

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All Motorcycles To Be Connected?

During the latest EICMA show in Milan, the Vodafone Group, a British multinational telecommunication company with networks in 26 countries, was displaying this concept bike with the intention to attract attention to their mobile communication black box. Next to the bike, a lettering panel explains that this Vodafone black box is a high-performance platform designed […]

Indian Army World Record

The Indian Army set a world record by carrying 58 men on a single bike. Members rode a 500 cc Royal Enfield motorcycle for a distance of 1,200 meters to make this new world record. The ‘Tornadoes’ broke the previous record of 56 men set in 2010 by the Army Signal Corps (Daredevils) from the Indian […]

Flying Diamond. A Period-Incorrect Antique Born From A 2017 Harley Twin-Cam Model .

I know very well the 2 camps. Those who can only stand period correct antique bikes maintained with the purest restoration skills. And those for who designs and parts from the past are only a starting point for their interpretation of what should be a cool motorcycle. For a classic ride on a “Distinguished Gentlemen” […]

Thought Of The Day

      “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” Ronald Reagan

Norton Motorcycles Working On A 650cc Urban Tracker To Compete In Surging Midsize Market

In July 2017, Norton entered into a 20-year Design and Licence agreement with Zongshen Manufacturing of China for a new, 650cc twin-cylinder engine. The midsize market is surging all over the world and the twin-cylinder 650 cc segment is the most promising in the US, Europe and Asia. Norton just revealed a 650 cc, a […]

New 1903 Collection From Harley-Davidson

Inspired from the simple, humble beginnings of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1903 this new collection is born from the spirit of the H-D legacy infused with modern day technology and custom features. The 1903 Collection will continue to expand in the changing seasons. A few examples: Constructed of lightweight cowhide, each of the Men’s […]

All-New Sculpted Dashs And Ignition Switch Covers By Kuryakyn

Kuryakyn® released Sculpted Dash Inserts and Ignition Switch Covers combining unique polished and textured sand-casted finishes for a distinct juxtaposed effect. All components are offered in chrome or contrasting chrome and black finishes for select Harley-Davidson® Touring and Trike models. Sculpted Dash Inserts are a simple and effective way to create a custom tank console […]

M.A.G I Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Important Announcement

Dear Valued Business Partner, I wanted to let you know about an important action our parent company, Motorsports Aftermarket Group (MAG), is undertaking. On November 15, 2017, MAG announced that it is implementing a debt restructuring to eliminate approximately $300 million in debt. MAG is using the Chapter 11 process to facilitate this. First and […]

Royal Enfield Taking On Harley Street With New 650 cc Twin Engine Interceptor And Continental Models

While the 2 new 2018 models are still retro British styling, heart of the new bikes is an all-new air-/oil-cooled 648cc SOHC parallel twin engine. Claimed output is 47 horsepower at 7100 rpm from a classically-styled engine. Unlike the older push-rod singles, this parallel twin is a thoroughly modern unit with four valves per cylinder. […]

Motoauct.Com. A New Online Auction Platform Dedicated To Vintage Motorcycles.

Founded by two vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, Jason Delacroix and Jason Williams, the site Motoauct.Com went live in October 2017 and started gathering its first users immediately. With over forty years of experience with vintage bike auctions, restoration and sales between them, the two founders wanted to make things easy for buyers and sellers while also […]

Indian Motorcycle Recalls 2100 Motorcycles For Headlight Issue

Indian Motorcycle is recalling up to 2,100 of certain-model 2017-2018 Indian Chief, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles. Some of these motorcycles may be equipped with a European-market E4 compliant, not US-market, halogen headlight assembly. Consequently, these vehicles […]

49ers Gold Rush

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. Would be gold miners traveled to San Francisco and the surrounding area. The Gold Rush led to the creation of […]

99 Years Ago Today. The First American Enters Germany On A Harley. The Iconic Picture Re-Created In Original Location.

“99 years ago…, …on November 12th 1918, a photographer walked out of his studio, awoken by the sound of German military boots walking on cobblestones. Not in unison, as coming in the past four years, but slow and out of marching step. War was over November 11th at 11 a.m. The “Great War” came to […]

The Build By Paul Teutul Jr. A Reflection on Faith, Family, and My Time on “American Chopper” By Paul Teutul Jr.

Paul Teutul Jr. starred on American Chopper with “Paulie” and his father, Paul Sr., building custom choppers together. After his time on the reality show, he started his own business, Paul Jr. Designs. Today, Paul Jr. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes for a variety of individual and corporate clients. The Build is his first book. “It […]

Keanu Reeves And Gard Hollinger Unveiled 3 New Arch Motorcycle Models

Keanu Reeves and partner Gard Hollinger made the trip to the EICMA trade show in Milan to introduce 3 new motorcycles to their vision of motorcycle refinement. Since Arch Motorcycle was created in 2007, they have created and built (starting in 2015) different versions of their KRGT-1 model a 124″ (2032 cc) S&S performance cruiser […]

New Barnett Hydraulic Brake and Clutch Lines

Barnett is now producing their own Genuine brake and hydraulic clutch lines designed to match all Barnett cables, They are available in Classic Stainless braid, Platinum Series bright silver, Black with chrome fittings and Stealth ‘black on black’. These new Barnett brake and clutch lines are available in stock and full custom lengths to fit […]

The New Panigale V4. The First Mass Produced Ducati Motorcycle With A 4-Cylinder Engine

Ducati revolutionary Panigale V4 world premiere was at the Milan EICMA Show. It is called Panigale V4 and it marks a new and important chapter in Ducati’s history, a “symphony” of performance and emotions that’s 100% Italian. The Paanigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, closely derived […]

New High Performance Brake Caliper By Metalsport

Motorcycle wheels maker Metalsport, well known for its wheels up to 34″ wheels, developed a unique high performance brake caliper that combines superior stopping power and reliability with an unmistakable custom appearance. The caliper is shown here with one of the company’s complete kits which include:  unique 18” rotor with 420 heat treated outer ring mounted to […]

Joke Of The Week

To shoot or not to shoot, that is the question A man returns home a day early from a business trip. It’s after midnight. While en-route home, he asks the cabby if he would be a witness, because the man suspects his wife is having an affair and he wants to catch her in the […]

Harley-Davidson Just Released The 2018 Sport Glide™, Its 9th Model Based On The All-New Softail Platform.

The new Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide™ motorcycle is an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring , cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs. “The Sport Glide offers the thrilling dynamic capability of the new Softail platform with features that make […]



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