While many of you were enjoying the 2016 Sturgis Rally, many others on the other side of the Atlantic were participating to the Germany Bike And Music Weekend, a wild event combining crazy and insane vehicles on 2. 3 and 4 wheels, drag racing open to all, around the clock heavy metal music on 2 […]
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Eight daring riders will put everything on the Line at Sons Of Speed inaugural race Saturday, October 15, 2016, during Biketoberfest at the New Smyrna Speedway half-mile, banked racetrack just south of Daytona Beach. Imagined by Custom Builder Billy Lane and Inspired by early 20th-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed races hearkens back to a […]
Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring Motorcycles Lineup. All-New Milwaukee Eight Engine. All New Front And Rear SuspensionPublished by Cyril Huze August 24th, 2016 in Builders and Events.
More power. More comfort. More control. Today, Harley-Davidson redefined its touring lineup by unveiling the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension. “These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, Vice-President of Styling and Product […]
Internet Expansion Reaches The Powersports Industry With Launch of .Motorcycles Domain Names. Dominion Registries opens registration for new .Motorcycles domain names exclusively for the powersports industry. Only verified entities in the powersports community can register these industry defining domain names, making the online space safe and highly relevant for consumers seeking reliable information about Motorcycles. […]
Breaking News. Harley-Davidson Unveiled The All-New Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Engine 107’ And 114”.Published by Cyril Huze August 23rd, 2016 in Builders, Editorial, Engines and Events.
The all-new Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines, delivers more power and an improved motorcycling experience for riders and passengers while retaining the iconic look, sound and feel of its predecessors. An all-new design, the Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a […]
120,000 participants in 2015, 13,000 v-twins parading around Lake Faak and riding the narrow Alpine mountain roads, a complete language confusion due to the fact that many european countries are represented, an official Harley Bike Show and another big one organized by Custom Chrome Europe, plethora of custom bikes shown for the 1st time by […]
British trials motorcycling superstar Dougie Lampkin, a 12-time trials world champion, is training to wheelie the entire way around the storied Isle of Man TT course ((37.7 mile, 60.6 km) Throttle against rear brake, with body positioned for balance and steering with hundred of corners. The stunt will be performed on a lightweight trial bike. It […]
The suit was alleging that Harley-Davidson sold more than 12,000 motorcycles not covered by a certification ensuring the engines meet federal standards, according to a statement from the EPA. The suit also accused the company of selling 340,000 after-market engine tuners that, once installed, “caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than […]
Around 700 guests and 60 motorcycles entered the 9th annual Cafe Racer Reader’s Ride-in Custom Bike Show in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 13. The field was slightly thinned by rain, but the entries covered everything from vintage British bikes to modern retro customs and even a BMW sidecar rig. The show’s top winners were: […]
On August 8, at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Triumph Rocket Streamliner powered by 2 turbocharged Rocket III engines became the world’s fastest ever Triumph to clock a speed of 274.2 mph (441.28 km/h) The salt flats at Bonneville offered near perfect conditions during the land speed practice week. The streamliner was piloted by TT […]
Harley About To Introduce The New 2017 Touring Models Lineup With An All-New Engine. The Milwaukee Eight. As I wrote 3 weeks ago, it should be a 107” with 4 valves per cylinder. A lot of speculation is going on about other features. It will be the 8th generation of Harley engines and will replace the […]
Among the 50 motorcycles to be auctioned, this C-01 Lotus motorcycle designed by Daniel Simon, if you really want to own a functional movie prop… Specifications are pretty good: KTM sourced 1195 cc v-twin, lifted from the RC8R super bike delivering 200 hp, carbon fiber wheels by BST, 320 mm racing Brembo brakes, twin Ohlins […]
This year, the Mecum Monterey Auction will be limited to 50 rare hand picked motorcycles. Pre-auction estimated values for the motorcycles this year range from $10,000 to $450,000, with quite a few great bikes available at the lower price range, many of them British bikes from such popular brands as Triumph and BSA. But the most […]
This is the 4th and last series of my postcards from the 76th Sturgis Rally. Many taken at the Rat’s Hole Bagger Show on Thursday August 11 and on the road. As usual, the awesome, the wild, the pretty and everything between was everywhere to be seen. Regarding attendance, I would guess that numbers are […]
6 a.m. Sunrise at the Rapid City regional airport while boarding my plane back home in South Florida. Black Hills, see you next year,
On Wednesday morning August 10 at the Lodge in Deadwood, SD hundreds attended the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. Each year the Sturgis honors the men and women who have dedicated much of their […]
Sturgis Biker Belles. Black Hills Ride And “Two-Wheeled Transformation” Symposium By Industry LeadersPublished by Cyril Huze August 11th, 2016 in Editorial and Events.
On Tuesday August 9, about 100 ladies (and a few men) straddled their motorcycles for a group ride from the Buffalo Chip through the beautiful Black Hills and ending at The Lodge in Deadwood. Then, they participated to a symposium moderated by Marilyn Stemp of the Sturgis Rider Daily and Iron Trader News. The theme? […]
A tradition to start the Sturgis Rally, on Monday August 8 thousand of bikers gathered at the Silverado-Franklin Gaming Complex in Deadwood, SD, to raise significant funds for local charities. The event starts with an industry press conference and is followed by a live custom motorcycle auction right on Deadwood’s historic main street. The 2 […]
Hamsters USA Raise $285,395 For Special Kids At LifeScape Children’s Care in Rapid City, South DakotaPublished by Cyril Huze August 9th, 2016 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Proving again that bikers have big hearts for kids, the international motorcycle group Hamsters USA raised a record $285,395 for LifeScape Children’s Care of Rapid City in fundraising events this year, culminating with their annual gathering in Spearfish during the Sturgis Rally on Monday, August 8th. Funds raised will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies, […]
This evening Tuesday night, August 9, is AMA Pro Flat Track racing in Rapid City on the half-mile oval at Black Hills Speedway. Defending Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines champion Jared Mees appears to be hitting his stride at just the right time with the 2016 season approaching its home stretch. The No. […]
Sunday evening, Indian Motorcycle unveiled the new FTR750 for AMA Flat Track competition. Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew Living Legends, Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman were on-hand to celebrate the historic return of Indian to professional racing. The Indian Scout FTR750 was revealed at the “Motorcycles as Art” industry event that took place at the famed […]
For 16 years world-famous photographer Michael Lichter has curated motorcycle exhibits at the Buffalo Chip art gallery. Motorcycles from the best and upcoming great custom builders whose woks are not only visual pieces of art but also engineering masterpieces. This year, 34 of these builders have accepted the challenge to build a bike befitting the theme […]
Sturgis August 7. 10.30 p.m. At 9.45 p.m. local time, Roland Sands was riding a motorcycle on the Buffalo Chip stage between the concerts of Lita Ford and Kid Rock when the motorcycle drove off the stage, injuring 2 people in the crowd. Roland Sands is an ex professional racer and a very experienced rider, […]