The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has partnered with EaglerRider Motorcycles to give one lucky winner the ride of his life through the Buffalo Chip’s annual Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes. An extraordinary guided motorcycle vacation for two through the stunning desert Southwest is the prize that’s up for grab, The winner will lay his or her claim to it on […]
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All over Volusia County, from Main Street to Beach Street, from scenic highway A1A to Smyrna Beach to the Ormond Beach Loop, the 75th edition of Daytona Bike Week will be 10 days of high-octane street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, rallies, vendor showcases, and much more. The Daytona Beach Bike Week rally started […]
In 2015, Ducati North America increased unit sales by +14.1%, based on 12,132 total motorcycles sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This is the sixth year the company has shown impressive overall sales growth in its largest worldwide sales region. All three countries reached higher sales levels, with the United States at 9,674 […]
Man Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutesPublished by Cyril Huze January 30th, 2016 in Editorial and Events.
Carl Reese of Santa Clarita, California broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes. Reese completed the 2,829-mile feat on a 2015 BMW K 1600 GT six-cylinder motorcycle, breaking George Egloff’s previous record of 42 hours set in 1983. No one in history, with the […]
The well known property in the town of Newburgh, New York where Orange County Choppers was building its customized motorcycles will be auctioned on 3/9/2016 at 10:00 AM PST. Starting bid is $900,000 for all the real estate valued at 13 million. OCC surrendered the building that holds its custom-made motorcycles in 2011 to its […]
Throughout 2015, Harley-Davidson retail motorcycle sales were adversely affected by heightened competitive pressures including those arising from shifts in world currencies. Harley-Davidson Inc reported a 43.3 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by weak demand in the United States, its biggest market. The Milwaukee-based company said its net income fell to $42.2 million, 22 cents […]
Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company has joined forces with the Jack Daniel Distillery to create a limited-run, collector’s-edition Jack Daniel’s-branded 2016 Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle. The partnership brings together two of America’s most iconic brands who share a mutual commitment to independence, originality and American craftsmanship that dates back more than a century. The […]
Polaris Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results. For Full Year, Motorcycle Segment Sales Increased 67 Percent.Published by Cyril Huze January 26th, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Full year 2015 net income was $455.4 million, or $6.75 per diluted share, in-line with Company revised expectations. Sales for full year 2015 increased 5% year-over-year to $4,719.3 million. Excluding currency impacts, sales increased 9%. Polaris announced 2016 guidance reflecting continued currency market volatility and ongoing weak industry demand; expects full year 2016 net income […]
Last weekend January 22-24, in Verona, the city where William Shakespeare located the tragedy of his Romeo and Juliet’s play, organizers Francesco Agnoletto and Paola Somma received a large part of the worldwide custom motorcycle industry on 7 halls for the 2016 edition of the Motor Bike Expo. One of the many highlights of this […]
Another preview of some custom motorcycles on the floor of the 2016 Motor Bike Expo. The best ones will get a full feature in the coming week.
Probably the largest motorcycle show in Europe in terms of number of custom builders, of leading vendors and distributors of aftermarket parts and of attendance. The Verona Motor Bike Expo (MBE) claimed last year an attendance of 150,000 visitors. This weekend, starting today Friday January 21st, 600 exhibiting companies will show their new ware while […]
Harley-Davidson Is Currently Reviewing Its Global Advertising. Harley wants to have the most effective and efficient resources to support a new marketing strategy and is reviewing its global advertising, digital and media campaigns. Harley-Davidson began its search last month and is in talks with agencies on a holding-company level. RFPs were issued last week. During the […]
“Race Day – Photos From The Flat Track” is a new very interesting photo exhibition at the Harley-Davidson Museum and you have until September 5, 2016 to see it. Photographer Dave Hoenigbas captured more than 1,000 races in his career, keeping his lens trained on the pageantry, emotion and camaraderie of a day at the […]
Founder and President Of Boss Hoss Cycles, Inc Monte Warne was looking to retire and since May 2015 was looking for a buyer of his company producing Chevy V-8 powered motorcycles. Warne advised me today that that his company was since yesterday under the ownership of new CEO Ricky Dietzand and of his brother Travis […]
The first ever Custom Scout Contest reserved to official Indian dealers has resulted in 36 cool machines from the US and abroad that you can now see online and vote for. The custom Scout dealer contest didn’t impose any specific rules or restrictions, any bike theme, cost or build style. But each project had to […]
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has kicked off what has for the past five years been helping shape the next generation of motorcycle industry experts with its Buffalo Chip Challenge industrial education and scholarship program. In partnership with some of the industry’s leading professionals, the Challenge program enables local high school students to take hold of […]
Jay Leno and Ford are teaming up to auction the TV legend’s personal one-of-one 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150 at the upcoming 45th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Live TV coverage of the auction of this custom F-150 will air on Velocity on Jan. 29. The truck is the only one in existence that features […]
Yokohama, Japan. Located on the Tokyo Bay, the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo, is where on December 6, 2015 was held at the Pacifico the 24th edition the famous Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show featuring the best of the best of last year’s hot rods and motorcycles. 650 custom motorcycles, 300 […]
Breaking News. Erik Buell Racing Sold At 3rd Auction To Liquid Asset Partners For 2 Million. Buell Could Be Back In Business.Published by Cyril Huze January 14th, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
It took 3 court-ordered auctions to sell all the assets (intangible and manufacturing assets) of Erik Buell Racing of East Troy. At the auction held yesterday January 13 at the Walworth County Circuit Court, Liquid Asset Partners located in Grand Rapids, Michigan bought Buell Assets for a little bit above 2 million. Bruce Belfer from […]
The AIMExpo Championship of the Americas was held for the first time in Orlando this past October. The winner of the Free Style class, Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications (top picture) will go on to Germany next October to compete in the AMD World Championship held in Cologne, Germany during Intermot courtesy of S&S Cycle, […]
Triumph Returns To Profitability. In 2016 Will Launch launch An Unprecedented Number Of New models. For 2015, Triumph announces a pre-tax profit £2.3m ($3.3 m) which compared to an £8m ($11.5m) loss for the previous year. Triumph sold marginally more motorcycles than the previous year – 53,812 compared to 53,272 – with 84.5% continue to […]
Las weekend, Jan 8-10, the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) was in Miami Beach for the 5th stop of their national show tour (next stop is Dallas Jan 22-24) The IMS experience is about checking out the new lineup of major manufacturers like Harley, Indian, Triumph, Kawasaki, BNW, Honda, Norton, Suzuki, etc and of course […]
The award-winning custom motorcycle build and scholarship program coordinated by Keith Terry of Terry Components brings industrial education to Spearfish, South Dakota by turning local shops into classrooms for Black Hills students to learn cutting-edge motorcycle customization techniques. Students will customize a 2015 Indian Chief Classic and a 2015 Victory Cross Country. Buffalo Chip President […]
During the January 7 Bonhams’ Las Vegas auction, 5 Vincent motorcycles were sold for very high prices. Top price of $434,000 was offered for a very rare 1951 Vincent Series C ‘Red’ White Shadow. The second highest bid was for a 1955 Vincent Series D Black Prince, boasting only one owner which sold for $164,500. […]
Big and Powerful Motorcycles Are Not The Sole Driving Force In the Motorcycle World Anymore. Manufacturers are taking smaller motorcycles a lot more seriously. Harley-Davidson with the Street, Indian with the Scout Sixty, Ducati with the Scrambler, Triumph with the Bonneville, Thruxton & Scrambler models, Royal Enfield and many other brands are working hard at […]
Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona Announces The Opening Of Year-Long Entertainment Complex Jester LivePublished by Cyril Huze January 7th, 2016 in Editorial and Events.
Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona announced the opening of Jesters Live at the 35,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion at Destination Daytona. “We are thrilled that Jesters Live will be hosting concerts and live events all year long. We see this as a great opportunity to enhance our offering here and to provide the community with another great […]