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Hardcover Book About The Complete History Of Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017.

One year ago I announced the demise of Victory, an American brand of stylish heavyweight cruiser, bagger and tourer motorcycles. The number of loyal buyers was quite high for a new brand, but after a 20-year ride, not high enough for Victory to survive. So, parent company Polaris decided to pull the plug and to […]

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Motorcycle Jacket/Bike Cover

These young guys from Hong Kong created a jacket in which the motorcycle cover can be folded, attached and stored inside the jacket’s back (this is because of the compression bag design in the back. Also, when a biker parks his bike, the jacket can also be folded and stored inside the motorcycle cover (with […]

1957 Harley Sportster Replica

I am not a replica fan, for motorcycles, cars or anything else. But I easily admit that the positive feelings of riding a classic or vintage vehicle is most often overwhelmed by the worries and time spent fixing the damages caused by miles and time. In 2017, when Harley reached a continuous 60-year run with […]

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Burt Munro Whisky Sold For Charity

John Munro, the son of Legendary racer Burt Munro is going to sell/auction a special edition bottle of whisky created to honor his achievements. The public auction will be held this coming Friday, 8pm to 9.30pm, at Motorcycle Mecca in New Zealand with the proceeds going to the Riverton Coast Guards. The whisky will be […]

Harley-Davidson Is Recalling Nearly 251,000 Motorcycles Worldwide (175,000 US) Because The Brakes Might Fail

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 251,000 motorcycles worldwide (175,000 in the US)  because the brakes might Fail. The U.S. recall covers more than 30 models from the 2008 through 2011 model years. Harley says deposits can form on brake parts if the fluid isn’t changed every two years as specified […]

Fairings For Harleys

Outlaw Fairing. Clean and mean! Inspired by classic motorcycle heritage, this fairing brings a road warrior attitude to most bikes with a 5.75″ headlight! The fairings are made of high quality molded ABS and paired with an opaque impact resistant acrylic windscreen for strength and durability. 35mm-49mm forks. The impact resistant Acrylic windscreen fits flush with […]

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2018 Daytona TT To Feature Trackside Seating, Fun-Filled Fan Zone, Rider Autographs and Harley-Davidson Stunt Extravaganza

America’s most unique motorcycle race – the bigger, better and faster Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys  is set to dramatically expand its fan-friendly flavor on March 15, 2018, with the addition of several exciting new features. These include pit-road bleacher seating (see yellow area on map, above), which gets fans across the […]

Harley-Davidson Tuck & Roll Solo Saddle

Solo seat. An important part of giving a nostalgic bobber look to a modern motorcycle. Harley-Davidson offers many for most of its models. This Solo Saddle features a classic tuck & roll vinyl seating surface that is wrapped around a poured and contoured pad that maximizes comfort while maintaining the minimalistic “just enough to ride” […]

Joke Of The Week

The Golfer… A golfer was involved in a terrible car crash and was rushed to the hospital. Just before he was put under, the surgeon popped in to see him. “I have some good news and some bad news,” says the surgeon. “The bad news is that I have to remove your right arm!” “Oh […]

Motor Bike Expo 10th Anniversary In Verona, Italy (January 18-21). Custom Chrome Bike Show Winners.

It’s my 5th report in 12 days about the famous Italy Motor Bike Expo (160,000 paying visitors, 600 custom bikes on the floor during 4 days…) and you may be confused by some bikes that I am featuring more than one time. No, it’s not a mistake. The reason is that the most interesting customs […]

New Finish For Your Wheels. Hydrographics Printing.

HD Wheels has been since many years the address to go to for fancy wire wheels with rims, hubs spokes and nipples finished in polished, chrome, black chrome, black nickel, gold plating, anodizing (for aluminum parts) and powder coating finishes. And now, starting this month, Andrei Rybkin is offering a new type of finishing option for motorcycle wheels. This new technique […]

Gloria Tramontin Struck. Lifetime Motorcyclist. 75 Years On Two Wheels And Still Riding.

Gloria Tramontin was age 16 in 1941 when she started to ride solo a motorcycle. That year, women simply didn’t ride motorcycle… Overcoming prejudice and personal obstacles all her life on the road, she is still riding cross country riding with either her daughter or granddaughter from her home in New Jersey. She rode many […]

Harley Sport Glide 5.5 in. Windshield

The all-new 2018 Sport Glide™. Strip it down and shred city streets or load it up endless miles with some room for gear. The versatile Sort Glide comes with a quick detach front Mini-Fairing allowing for an attitude change on the fly. If you load up your bike for endless miles, you may prefer to […]

Thoughts Of The Day

          “Don’t save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving.” “Borrow Wisely, If At All. If you’re smart, you’re going to make a lot of money without borrowing.” “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” “Anyone Can Become […]

Rebuild Kit For Harley-Davidson “Reverse Motor” Tri-Glide Models

Terry Components now offers a rebuild kit for the “Reverse Motor” in all Harley-Davidson Tri-Glides. Included in the kit are: a new armature, a new field assembly (magnets), a new brush cap, and a new planetary gear shield. Terry Components reverse motor rebuild kits make it easy and economical to repair the Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide back-up […]

Ken’s Factory Twin-Cam Powered Mazda

Ken Nagai, (owner/founder of Ken’s Factory), is a great custom motorcycle builder, and although this project rolls on 4 wheels, it’s a V-Twin powered based on a 60’s Mazda Carol and worth the interest, I guess, of most of my readers. In Japan like in the US, most custom motorcycle lovers are also car buffs. […]

Polaris Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results. Record Fourth Quarter Sales Up 18%. Expecting A sharper-Than-Expected Slowdown In Growth In 2018.

Reported sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 18% to a record $1,431 million; adjusted sales were $1,430 million, up 17%, a majority from organic growth. Total 2017 dealer inventory was up 1% year-over-year; ORV dealer inventory was down 6%. “I am proud of the Polaris team and excited to see their dedication and hard […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Bonhams Hits $2.86 Million At Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Led by the record-setting 1951 Vincent Black Lightning, Bonhams annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction posted $2.86 million in sales and a 75 percent sell-through rate. The Black Lightning sold at the Rio hotel and casino for $929,000, the most ever paid at auction for a collector motorcycle. […]

The Metamorphosis Of The Chief Ambassador

You know the saying. “The work of a biker is never done”. What about the work of a Custom Builder? And what about this project from Bryan Fuller that I published “finished” in bare steel for the first time in September 2012? You are now looking at a multi-year metapmorphosis of an old bike into […]

Squarespace’s 2018 Super Bowl Commercial Will Star Keanu Reeves And Arch Motorcycles

For its fifth Super Bowl, Squarespace, the company letting you build websites and online stores by providing custom templates, will star actor Keanu Reeves. According to the company Keanu Reeves is a long time Squarespace personal user and use these templates to create and update the website of his motorcycle company Arch Motorcycles. Squarespace’s selling […]

Indian Recalls Some 2015-2017 Roadmaster Motorcycles

Water has a chance of getting into the Indian Roadmaster’s rear wiring harness causing the brake light to stay illuminated. Owners will be notified and the potential problem will be remedied, free of charge.Indian will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trunk wiring harness with an updated harness that contains sealing plugs in the […]

High Performance Tappet Cuffs for 2017-18 Harley Milwakee-Eight Models

The latest iteration of the beloved Big Twin is proving to be a stout motor that responds well to hop ups and a sound flogging, making it a favorite of S&S Cycle. One of the components S&S was not happy with is the plastic tappet guides that could potentially let tappets twist under high RPM […]

The Jack Ehret Speed Record-Setting 1951 Vincent Black Lightning Auctioned For $929,000 In Las Vegas

To the sound of cheers and applause in a packed ballroom at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Bonhams – led by auctioneer Malcolm Barber –  just sold the rare, original condition, British-made, Australian speed record-setting, 1951 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle for $929,000, making it the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction. […]

The New 2018 Harley-Davidson American Flat Track Racing Factory Team

The team was announced to the Harley-Davidson dealer network during meetings held today in Nashville. Halbert, Robinson and Vanderkooi will compete on Harley XG750R race bikes, mixing veteran savvy with youthful potential in a three-rider effort contesting the 2018 American Flat Track (AFT) Twin series. Returning rider Brandon Robinson will be joined by seasoned pro […]

Twin Power Adds A Clutch Kit For The Slip Assist Models

V-Twin Power is making 2018 exciting for V-twin enthusiasts with the introduction of their new Clutch Kits for 2013-2017 Big Twin models with slip assist clutch. Made in the USA for Twin Power, these clutch kits offer riders an affordable replacement option that provides stellar performance. Each high-performance kit comes with 9 friction plates with […]

2018 Harley-Davidson “Battle of the Kings”

The “Battle Of The Kings” is this year a competition between 250 authorized Harley-Davidson dealers from 21 countries wishing to show their skills at customizing a factory Harley with a strictly enforced budget of $7350 (€6,000). The list of models for this year’s contest is limited to the Street 750, Street Rod, Iron 883, Forty-Eight, […]



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