During Las Vegas Bikefest (Oct 2-5) 20 great custom builders are going to display their new creations at the Cashman Center where they are going to compete in the 11th annual ARTISTRY IN IRON, MASTER BUILDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP. The 2014 winner will be selected by his peers and this year, in addition to be invited next […]
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Today, September 18, 2014, Billy Lane is being released from the Orlando Transition Center and is re-opening his shop in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Please, respect his privacy, no walk-ins.) Because everything has already been said, it is not necessary to come back on the period August 14, 2009 to today during which Billy served his […]
S&S Cycle is pleased to announce they have added Paul Devine to their management team as Vice President of Sales. Steve Iggens, President of S&S Cycles says, “Paul brings a wealth of experience and the skill-set required to keep S&S Cycle moving forward and to maintain our leadership position in the v-twin high performance market.” […]
The One And Only Authentic “Captain America” Motorcycle From Pop Culture Easy Rider Movie To Be Auctioned. Going, Gone For $1,000,000.00? More?Published by Cyril Huze September 16th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
$1,000,000 to $1,200,000 is what somebody will pay for the ownership of one of the world’s most iconic motorcycles, predicts “Profiles in History” ww.profilesinhistory.com, Hollywood leading entertainment auction house. We will see when the bidding war starts this October 17th until October 20th for this Peter Fonda’s famed “Captain America” from the 1969 classic movie […]
Las Vegas, the party town, will get another crazy long weekend of hard core rockin’ good times for bikers from October 2 to 5. The Las Vegas BikeFest Rally features a lot of entertainment, cool bikes everywhere,over $30,000 in cash and prizes to be won, the best aftermarket part vendors in the V-Twin industry, a terrific […]
Today September 12, is Rest Day in Junction City, Kansas for all riders and supporting crew members of the 3rd Cannonball Coast to Coast Endurance Run. Since they left Daytona Beach on September 5, those who completed the first 7 stages have ridden 1585 miles on their pre-1937 antique motorcycles. Still 2353 miles to go […]
The Return Of British Brand Matchless Motorcycles. Model X Reloaded To Be Unveiled November 6, 2014.Published by Cyril Huze September 11th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
The British brand Matchless is back in business and released a couple of sketches of the new model to be unveiled at the EICMA Milan show, November 6 to 9. Matchless is one of the oldest brands of British motorcycles, manufactured near London between 1899 and 1966. A wide range of models were produced under […]
Eva Hakansson set a new record at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014. She is now the world’s fastest woman on an electric motorcycle with a top speed of 241.901 mph (241.802 mph average on 2-way run) In this category for this type of vehicle, it is the first time in over a century that […]
In Bonneville Jason DiSalvo Will Try This Week To Break The Motorcycle Land Speed Record Of 376.363 mph.Published by Cyril Huze September 9th, 2014 in Builders, Customs and Events.
Weather and quality of the salt permitting, pilot Jason DiSalvo will try this week during the Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph aboard his T twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket III-powered streamliner. Developed by Matt Markstaller (Hot Rod Conspiracy) and Bob Carpenter (Carpenter Racing), the Triumph Castrol Rocket […]
Heavy rain perturbed most of the Austrian event, the Harley parade around Lake Faak and Custom Chrome Europe bike show. Scott Sjovall of S&S Cycles (last picture after the jump) checked out for the 1st time the European Bike Week. Based on the Custom Chrome Europe booth, he visited the area around and judged the […]
Yesterday evening, all Cannonball riders and supporting crews had a social gathering, then received a briefing regarding the Endurance Run rules, the way to read their paper maps (GPS is forbidden) and the security measures they all must follow. Participants get one point given for each mile ridden during each stage. By the way, let […]
In 15 hours at time of this posting, (tomorrow Friday 5th at 8 a.m. ET), 115 riders on their pre-1937 antique motorcycles are going to start their machines for a more than 5000-mile endurance run from Daytona Beach, Florida to Tacoma, Washington. Right now, some participants are still on the parking lot of the Daytona […]
Tomorrow morning September 5th at 8.30 a.m., 105 riders on their pre-1937 motorcycles participating to the 2014 Cannonball Run are going to leave the sands of Daytona Beach in Florida (front of the Daytona Beach Resort) ready to ride 3936 miles, crossing 12 states in 17 days for Tacoma, Washington where they will arrive on […]
Tomorrow Friday September 5, 2014 at 11 am, there is a grand opening & ribbon cutting of Frank Bott’s new visual production studio at the Utah Industrial Depot, 225 Iron Street Building 637 North in Tooele, Utah. To get acquainted with me and my readers and to illustrate his photographic work, Bott sent me great […]
After 6 years of research and development of E2W’s (electric 2 wheel motorcycles), Lightning Motors Corp. succeeds in designing and producing a Sport Bike sure to change the mind of all those doubting that electric motorcycles can be extremely performant. The company, after setting several speed records and winning many road races, released the specifications […]
During these last years you heard it many times from your friends, you co-workers, the media. “The American Dream is dead”, “My future is bleak”, “America’s time is over”, “It’s so dangerous out there”, etc. James Marshall, a native from the Uk, and photographer Todd Williams, an American, grew weary of the constant whining and negative attitude […]
Erik Buell Racing. Creating Small And Specialized Motorcycles For The India Market. To Distribute Exclusively Scooters And Small Motorcycles Built In Indian.Published by Cyril Huze August 31st, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
What was the intention of New-Dehli, India based Hero-Motocorp when the company bought 49% of Erik Buell Racing (EBR) in 2011 for $25 million? As reported at the time to build a 70,000 sq.ft facility in East Troy, Wisconsin and help Erik Buell Racing produce more efficiently its sport bikes, like the newest model, the […]
Harley-Davidson Inc. was hit Thursday August 28, 2014 with a putative class action in Illinois federal court, accusing the company of breaching a 24-month, unlimited-mileage written warranty by not repairing an engine defect in certain motorcycle models a buyer says causes the coolant to leak constantly. The suit alleges the motor of the 2014 Rushmore […]
It is with deepest regret that I have to announce that Don and Robinette Tilley, the long time owners of Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, North Carolina were involved in a motorcycle accident yesterday Friday August 29, 2014. Don Tilley was killed and his wife Robinette is currently in critical condition. Don and Robinette Tilley started […]
The 2014 Sturgis Rally is over, and with winter on the horizon many face the prospect of parking their bikes until spring. But there are options for those who would like to feel the wind and the rumble this winter. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has partnered with EagleRider to present an opportunity for an open-road […]
California Biker Profile. Male, Old, Married And Moneyed. Only Half Of Those With A Motorcycle License Ride… New statistics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry Council show the median age of California motorcycle owners was 45 years old in 2012 – having risen from 33 years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in 2009. […]
The 76-year old famous British cafe is now coming to America in Orlando, Florida. Ace Café plans to open an entertainment and retail complex, including a restaurant and bar, retail gift shop and a motorcycle dealership, in three renovated buildings in the central business district of downtown Orlando. endering are submitted to the city this […]
Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of the Street™750 and Street™500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson just announced its complete offering for 2015. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief […]