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South Carolina Bill Would Require Child Safety Seats And Belts On Motorcycles

South Carolina State Rep. Joseph Daning filed legislation that would require a standard, rear-facing child safety seat to be used for motorcycle passengers from birth up to 1 year of age and lap and shoulder belts for children younger than 7 and weighing less than 80 lbs. “We take care of our children in cars, […]

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Allstate To Donate Warning Signs To Be Installed At Most Dangerous Intersections For Motorcyclists. Allstate and its engineering partners work closely with local traffic authorities to review available crash data and to identify intersections with a high number of multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcycles. Allstate then donates warning signs to be installed at the site with […]

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Postcards From Custombike 10th Anniversary Show In Bad Salzuflen, Germany

During the weekend of December 5-7, Publisher Huber-Verlag Group (5 motorcycle magazines) held its 10th anniversary trade fair and bike show at the Messe of Bad Salzuflen in Germany. A record triple record of attendance for exhibitors, visitors and builders with 900 custom bikes spread on 4 halls competing for 16 trophies. A few images […]

Motorcycles, Apparel, Props Of TV Series “Sons Of Anarchy” Being Auctioned.

The 7-season “Sons Of Anarchy” series is over with the last episode getting the largest number of viewers of the TV show’s entire run. A couple of motorcycles (Knucklehead and Dyna Glide), an Airstream trailer, several jackets, boots, helmets, accessories used by the most famous characters of the cast are currently being sold to the […]

Jerry Lee Lewis 1959 Harley-Davidson Hitting The Auction Block

In January, Mecum, the world’s largest seller of antique motorcycles. is going to auction Jerry Lee Lewis’1959 Harley-Davidson. Particularity. The enduring rebel of Rock’ n’ Roll has owned it continuously since 1959, a total of 55 years. Sam Murtaugh, Mecum’s director of marketing, says that Lewis told him that Harley=Davidson gave away 2 motorcycles, the […]

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What’s New At 2015 Orlando AIMExpo. Interview With V-Twin Director Bob Kay.

Created 2 years ago with for objective to become the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for powersports in the U.S., the Orlando AIMExpo has had already a big impact on the way the motorcycling industry is doing business. The 2 main reasons […]

Seen At The New York International Motorcycle Show

Big crowd this weekend at the New York Javits Center for the International Motorcycle Show. On the Indian/Victory display, actor Mark Wahlberg (an Indian rider) stopped by to meet with the staff and photo opportunities with show visitors. (photos @ R. Pandya) From top to bottom and left to right. 1- Mark Wahlberg with Indian/Victory […]

Filmakers Of Documentary “Why We Ride Named” Named AMA Motorcyclists of the Year

Bryan Carroll and James Walker, the creators of “Why We Ride” have been named as the 2014 Motorcyclists of the Year by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Each year, the AMA Board of Directors presents the Motorcyclist of the Year Award to the person or people who had the most profound impact within the motorcycling […]

Two Custom Indian Scouts Revealed At The New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show

This weekend the New York Javits Center is host to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) On the Indian Motorcycle display, 2 custom Indian Scouts by builders John Shope from Dirty Bird Concepts and Karlee Cob from Team Klock Werks were unveiled to the press, then to the public. Following the launch of the Indian […]

Son Of Revolutionary Che Guevara Offering Harley-Davidson Tours Of Cuba

Ernesto Guevara, a lawyer and youngest son of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara (1928-1967) has opened a Cuban tour agency named La Poderosa Tours selling Harley-Davidson rides around the island. The different trips offered are called “Motorcycle Diaries” in reference to the 2004 movie about his father riding a Norton 500 from Argentina to Venezuela via […]

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Harley-Davidson Will Be Ready To sell Its LiveWire Electric Motorcycle When Next Generation Battery Technologies Are ready. This week, during a conference hosted by Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council , Harley-Davidson’s president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich stated that if the Harley electric motorcycle were mass-produced today it would sell for about $50,000, about 50% […]

Breaking News. Owner Of Custom Motorcycle Shop Sucker Punch Sallys Arrested For Alleged Frauds

Following a 2 year investigation by Police Auto Crimes detectives, Gerie L. Clayton, owner of custom motorcycle shop Sucker Punch Sallys located in Scottsdale, Arizona, was arrested for 2 felony counts of theft by misrepresentation. Clients in Canada and North Carolina allege that they paid $35,000 for custom Bobber style motorcycles that were never completed […]

Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group Introduces Made in America At 2015 AIMExpo

A good initiative to be discovered at the 2015 AIMExpo in Orlando, FL. A purpose-built showcase of homegrown powersports brands and products. Made in America at the AIMExpo will put the spotlight on American companies designing, assembling, or producing the best products in the country. Following input from key domestic companies, the American Made Pavilion […]

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Captain America Chopper. From $1.62 Million To No Sale.  This last weekend, friend of the industry Paul D’Orleans from “The Vintagent” states that the “buyer” of the Captain America bike auctioned in October for $1.62 million would have backed out. The reason? A series of tweets by Peter Fonda – who had previously endorsed the […]

Today In London Auction House Bonhams Sold A 1929 Brough Superior 986CC SS100 Alpine Grand Sports For Record US $ 494,579 (£315,100)

It’s the most expensive Brough Superior sold at public auction. It tops a Brough Superior SS80, which sold in 2012 for US $455,000 (£291,200) Introduced in September 1925 for the 1926 season, this new machine took its name from the Austrian Alpine Trial, the 1925 event having been contested by a number of SS100s, one […]

Flashback On 2014 Las Vegas BikeFest

When the 14th annual Las Vegas BikeFest cruised into downtown Las Vegas last October 2-5, over 33,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world enjoyed four days of all things related to the world of motorcycles.  Over 200 vendors showcased the latest in parts, accessories and apparel, with a record number of parts manufacturer rigs […]

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Did You Know? Honda Produced Its 300-Millionth Motorcycle

Honda started mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949. Its first model was the Honda Dream Type-D 98 cc. featured here. 65 years later, in 2014, Honda Motor Co., Ltd announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The company longest produced model is the Gold Wing celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2015. Today, Honda produces […]

Victory Motorcycles and Helping with Horsepower™ Engage At-Risk Youth to Set Land Speed Record

Records were broken and memories were made. Victory Motorcycles and Pine Bush High School’s Starz Program Helping With Horsepower™ sets a new national land speed record while providing a learning experience for at-risk youths. Laura Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles developed the Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program to use a motorcycle as a tool […]

Victory Motorcycles Honoring Military, Police And Fire Service With $1000 Off A Motorcycle Purchase. Giving $500 To Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans For Each Motorcycle Sold.

Last November 11th in New York City, Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) supporting the men and women of the armed forces had joined in a motorcycle parade to celebrate all those who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Victory/IAVA have initiated “The Road Home” program during which […]

Breaking News. S&S Cycle About To Launch The Biggest, Baddest, Bolt-In Engine In Stock Touring Frame. The T143.

Official launch will be spring 2015, but you see it here and I can give you a few details. First, a few words of caution from S&S Cycle VP of Product Development Scott Sjovall “This T143 engine fits in a stock frame, and starts really well, but it is really not for everybody! Frankly, it […]

Indian Motorcycle Sturgis Building 22,000 Square-Foot New Dealership

During the 2014 Sturgis Rally, I had an opportunity to sit with Bruce Eide, owner of the Sturgis Indian Motorcycle dealership, who shared with me his plans for expansion and special celebrations during the 75th rally edition. Now, it’s official. Regarding expansion, a ground breaking ceremony is planned this Thursday November 20th for a new […]

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Erik Buell Racing And Hero MotoCorp Working On Small-Displacement Motorcycle Line-Up.  How small can be an EBR bike? Last summer, Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp bought a minority stake in Erik Buell Racing. A great source of financing for EBR to support its manufacturing and dealers expansion, here and abroad, but also an opportunity for […]



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