One week after giving Indian Motorcycle its historic first victory in American Flat Track competition at Daytona International Speedway, Jared Mees on his Indian Scout FTR750 made it two in a row Saturday evening March 25, 2017 with his win at the Atlanta Short Track presented by Indian Motorcycle. The three-time Grand National Champion was […]
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A high number of intensive care patients were admitted during this year’s Bike Week, making it one of the most dangerous Bike Weeks that Daytona Beach has seen in years. During the 10-day event (March 8-19), 69 motorcycle related trauma patients were received by the only trauma hospital for Flagler and Volusia counties, the Halifax […]
Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich 2016 Base Salary Up 15%. His salary is $1,041,660, 15% lower than former CEO Keith Wandell when he left the company. Securities filings describe his salary in 2016 as based on “his individual performance, accomplishment of key initiatives and positioning his salary in relation to similar companies.” Levatich’s total compensation also […]
Shot on March 15, 2017 on the I-880 southbound in Milpitasin California, this terrifying accident is a reminder to all automobilists to check your blind spot before attempting any maneuver. Even more true when lane splitting is authorized like in California. The biker survived. But, please be always aware of your surroundings.
During Daytona Bike week Indian Motorcycle® announced the three winners of its Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest. Hollister Powersports in Hollister, CA “Tequila Sunset” claimed top honors (top picture), with “America Proud” from Coastal Indian Motorcycle in Murrels Inlet, SC (middle picture) and “Barnstorm” from Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts in Worcester, MA (bottom picture) […]
The addition of four more bands to the 2017 line-up proves the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is pulling out all the stops to bring the largest number of fans to the “The Best Party Anywhere!®”. The Buffalo Chip will be announcing more entertainment in the coming weeks. Those interested can get more information and purchase passes at […]
S&S Cycle To Debut A Custom T143 Black Edition Engine Harley Dyna At The Buffalo Chip’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride®Published by Cyril Huze March 21st, 2017 in Controls, Editorial, Engines and Events.
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride, S&S Cycle, Inc. is debuting a T143 (165-170 hp) performance-styled Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider custom to be auctioned in support of the milestone event that kicks off in Deadwood, SD on Aug. 7. The fully customized Low Rider, designed to look and feel every bit a “muscle […]
It was last Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Kevin Bean’re and Tim ford dressed in Blues Brothers suits paused for a few pictures, then rolled down a deserted Daytona Main Street to attempt a World Record on stock 50cc Yamaha mini bikes, riding from Daytona Beach, Florida to San Diego, California. No chase vehicle! Just […]
The passion of custom builder and organizer Billy Lane for early 20th-century board-track racing. Add 20 friends sharing the same enthusiasm for pre-1925 1000cc American V-Twin engines. Reserve the New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, paved, banked racetrack ready to welcome these 20 antique motorcycle racers. The result is one of the most interesting and followed events of […]
Up north winter blues got you down and you were unable to make it to the 76th edition of Daytona Bike week. Maybe these new postcards can make you feel a little bit warmer. (photos @H. Roesler, M. Graf) More pictures after the jump.
On Monday at Noon Eastern, Indian Motorcycle dealers designed by Brian Klock began accepting pre-order deposits for the company’s recently unveiled Limited-Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain. By 12:10 p.m. Eastern, pre-order capacity of 100 units was filled. The new limited-edition offering is the latest collaboration between America’s first motorcycle company and the iconic Tennessee whiskey […]
The Two Best American Flat Track Racing Teams Clash In Daytona. Indian Won The First Round Against Harley-Davidson.Published by Cyril Huze March 17th, 2017 in Editorial, Events and Racing.
On Thursday evening Match 16, the season-opening Daytona TT flat track races kicked off the 2017 season and featured the return, after a 64-year hiatus, of Indian Motorcycle against Harley-Davidson. Around the all-new Daytona TT track designed by 7 times AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr built inside the International Speedway, crowds were excited at […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
2017 Daytona Bike Week. Season Opening American Flat Track Racing. Indian Motorcycle’s Wrecking Crew Is Back On The Scout FTR750.Published by Cyril Huze March 12th, 2017 in Editorial, Events and Racing.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sunday March 12. True Grit Gathering. Owners of vintage and classic motorcycles will meet at the “True Grit” event. Created by Warren Lane with the complicity and support of Bill Dodge, Billy Lane and Dan “Bacon” Carr, the event, whose format is informal by choice, is all about old iron, showing it and talking about […]
The DAYTONA TT will mark the dawning of a new era for America’s most historic form of motorcycle racing, and the “World Center of Racing” will serve as the first battleground for the great American war between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles in 2017. The launch of online ticketing makes it much easier to plan for […]