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America’s Queen Of speed Valerie Thompson To Attempt To Break Her Personal Best Record Of 217.7 MPH At Texas Mile

7-time land speed record holder and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club member Valerie Thompson hoping to set new personal best top speed when she returns to Beeville, Texas Match 27-28 for the Texas Mile in an attempt to break her personal best record of 217.7 MPH, and strengthen female racing worldwide. Now with new sponsor […]

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South Dakota Speed Limit Raised To 80 mph On Interstate Highways 90 and 29. An amendment to South Dakota Senate Bill 1 passed Tuesday March 24, 2015 changing the speed limit on the state’s two interstate highways. When the new law takes effect on April 1, you’ll legally be able to travel at 80 mph instead […]

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Permanent Harley-Davidson Rally Point To Be Completed For The 2015 Sturgis Rally. Sturgis 2nd Street Renamed Harley-Davidson Way.

Building on the 75-year agreement that makes Harley-Davidson the rally’s official motorcycle, Harley-Davidson broke ground to start construction of The Harley-Davidson Rally Point, the city’s new permanent year-round space for riders. The Rally Point, at the corner of Main Street and 2nd Street, (renamed Harley-Davidson Way) will include a stage for events, concerts and weddings. […]

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Harley-Davidson Layoffs At Kansas Plant. The Reasons.

When I announced on March 13th that Harley-Davidson would be laying-off 169 employees or 21.1% of its workforce at its 400,000 sq. ft Kansas facility, I mentioned that the company didn’t elaborate for the decision. Some of you commented that probably Harley intended to replace full time workers with seasonal employees. A few days after […]

Postcards From 2015 Swiss-Custom Customizing And Tuning Show

The 112th edition of the SWISS-MOTO Motorcycle and Tuning Show (Feb 19-22) broke all records with more than 70,000 visitors. Under the motto of Speed, the show organizers showcased a range of dragsters with world’s fastest bike pilot Rocky Robinson and Swiss speed junkie, Urs Erbacher explaining their race machines. The jury of customizers from Germany […]

Breaking News. Lehman Trikes To Close Its Spearfish, South Dakota Operation. Moving To California.

Craig Arrojo, CEO of Champion Investments, owner since 2012 of Lehman Trikes, announced that the Spearfish manufacturing facility will close. The operation will progressively be moved during the next couple of months to a new 43,000-square-foot facility in Garden Grove, California. Arroyo justifies his decision by the fact that the Spearfish location is isolated in […]

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Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone Sells For $775,000

Last weekend at the Mecum Auction in Las Vegas, a 1915 Cyclone board racer motorcycle once owned by Steve McQueen sold for a cool $775,000. With a production run lasting only three years starting in 1913, the Cyclone has always generated a lot of excitement. The 1915 Cyclone was part of the E.J. Cole collection […]

Enter To Win The 2015 Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes Motorcycle and Guitar

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has teamed up with Victory Motorcycles, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Epiphone Guitar and AMSOIL to give one lucky Buffalo Chip fan their own 2014 Victory Gunner, customized by renowned builder Cory Ness. This one-of-a-kind low-profile hot rod features a solid pro-stock rear section, a stout front end, loads of rock ‘n’ roll […]

Artist and Designer Steve Soffa Creates Licensed Official Sturgis 75th Anniversary Timepieces and Jewelry Collection

The Sturgis 75th Anniversary Rally is August 3-9, 2015. Expect a deluge of commemorative souvenirs. This week, award-winning artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa debuts a new licensed line of Sturgis 75th Anniversary Commemorative timepieces and jewelry to celebrate the notable anniversary year of the rally. The new collectable line boasts creative interpretations of the […]

2015. Daytona Bike Week. Views From The Boardwalk Bike Show.

(Photography @ Horst Roesler, @ Regina Graf Springer, @ Manfred Graf for Cyril Huze)

35 Custom Builders Bare All At 2015 Sturgis Michael Lichter’s “Naked Truth Exhibition”

Feats of mechanical engineering showing the creative design skills of 35 Custom Builders will await you at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2015 “Motorcycles as Art” exhibition presented by famed photographer Michael Lichter’s. Named “The Naked Truth” , 35 motorcycles representing 35 years of custom building will be featured in this exhibition laying bare the raw […]

J&P Cycles Opening Year-Round Sturgis Retail Center

After years of J&P Cycles holding down fort in Sturgis, South Dakota in the weeks before, during and after the yearly Sturgis Rally, a permanent, year-round retail center will open its doors in June 2015. The facility, located at 1650 Lazelle Street, will be undergoing a facelift prior to its opening and while the square […]

2015 Daytona Bike Week. To Combat The Winter Blahs With Comforting Aaahhhs (Part 2)

People, from top. Willie G. & son Bill Davidson. Cyril Huze at Rossmeyer’s. Cory Ness. Bert Baker. Cyril Huze with unknown and Willie Jones at Willie’s Chopper Time Show. Jim Nasi (Photography @ Horst Roesler, @ Regina Graf Springer, @ Manfred Graf for Cyril Huze)

Indian Motorcycle Recalls Some 2015 Model Year Scout For Rear Brake Issue

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2015 Scout motorcycles manufactured May 12, 2014, to February 13, 2015. Due to a problem with the rear brake master cylinder, the motorcycles may have a reduction in, or a complete loss of rear brake power. A full or partial loss of rear braking power may […]

Daytona Bike Week. The Perewitz Ultimate Custom Motorcycle Paint Show.

On Wednesday March 11, 2015, at Destination Daytona Harley Pavilion, Dave and Jody Perewitz hosted the 1st Daytona Perewitz Custom Motorcycle Paint Show. The show was open to all brands, models and styles of motorcycles with a selected team of custom painters judging each paint job (not the motorcycle itself). The Best Of Show was […]

Daytona Bike Week. Allstate Unveiled New Custom Motorcycle By Arlen Ness Inc. And Rick Fairless.

Allstate Unveiled A New Custom Motorcycle, a collaboration between Arlen Ness, Inc. and Rick Fairless. The custom Allstate Victory Gunner bike is this year’s grand prize for the sixth annual Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes. The bike features Ness-signature parts and a custom paint job by Fairless. Notable features also include Ness billet grips, pegs and side […]

Harley-Davidson Lays Off 169 Workers At Its Kansas City Facility

Harley-Davidson Inc. informed the state of Missouri that it will lay off 169 employees before May 11 at its vehicle and powertrain operations of Kansas City. The layoff represents 21% of the total of 800 employees currently employed at the local facilities where the Harley Street, Dyna and V-Rod models are produced. The most recent […]

2015 Daytona Bike Week. To Combat The Winter Blahs with Comforting Aaahhhs (Part 1)

Victory Magnum Sweepstakes. And The Winner Is … Mike Carter.

On February 17th, Mike Carter (left on top picture, posing with the Daytona Dealer Regional Marketing Manager Nate Cheeley) was ramdomly computer picked as the winner of the 2015 Cyril Huze Post/Victory Magnum Sweepstakes. Participants could register every day during the 6-week long contest, but Mike won after registering only one time on January 4th! I […]

Daytona Bike Week. Jim Nasi Unveils A Custom Bagger To Showcase The New Bahn™ Products Line

Last Sunday in Daytona, Jim Nasi unveiled a new custom Bagger to promote the new line of Bahn™ bold components. The design philosophy behind the design of these new custom accessories is to complement rather than consume the character of your motorcycle. Vice President of Product Development Pete Amenda explains: “Jim’s style is extremely representative […]

Daytona Bike Week. Owners Of Vintage And Classic Motorcycles Met At The “True Grit” Event.

For this first Sunday of Daytona Bike Week, the True Grit gathering of vintage and classic motorcycles was the event not to be missed for owners and fans of old iron. Created by Warren Lane with the complicity and support of Bill Dodge, Billy Lane and Dan “Bacon” Carr, the event, whose format is informal […]

2015 Daytona Bike Week. Cold Start. Warming Up With Friends Of The Industry.

Because you never know what kind of weather Daytona Bike week is going to get… All vendors I talked to in person, email or phone had a great feeling about this year’s Bike Week when they setup their displays last week. Weather was gorgeous until Friday March 6th when temperatures started to drop to the […]

In Daytona Beach Victory Motorcycles Just Unveiled The Magnum X-1. The Loudest Bagger Ever.

It’s Victory loudest bike ever. Twist The Throttle And Crack The Volume. On the Magnum X-1, pushing the sound barrier is not just about speed. The Magnum X-1 features 10 speakers blasting 200 watts powered by the 106” Freedom V-Twin Victory engine. With the slogan “Sound Is No Barrier” the Magnum X-1 was introduced this […]

Harley-Davidson Adds New Customer Experiences To 74th Daytona Bike Week Activities.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company rolls into the 74th Annual Daytona Bike Week with all main activities set from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, March 7-14, at the Daytona International Speedway. The Speedway also serves as the only place to see the 2015 motorcycle line-up, and participate in product riding demos that include the Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®, Harley-Davidson® […]



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