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Rider And Sponsors Wanted To Reclaim World Motorcycle Land Speed Record

Formally known as the Bub 7 Streamliner, a motorcycle that set in 2009 on the Bonneville Salt Flats the all time world Land Speed Record with a two-way average speed of 367.382 mph, this exceptional machine could reclaim its title with the right pilot and sponsors. The number 7 is tunnel tested with tires tested […]

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Online Auction Of EBR Motorcycles Excess Assets Of Parts & Machinery

Starting today Sunday, May 01, 2016  until Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM Central, Erik Buell Racing is selling excess assets of machinery, equipment, motorcycle parts and personal Property. Financing is available. You can preview all machinery & parts May 9 & 10 from 9am to 5 pm. Removal has to be done May 12 to […]

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Victory Octane To Star In New Velocity’s “Car Fix” TV Show

The 2017 Victory Motorcycles® Octane®  is set to make its television debut Saturday, April 30, at 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET, in the season premiere of Velocity’s Car Fix http://www.velocity.com/tv-shows/car-fix/ the essential “how to” automotive series that features the talented dynamic duo of Lou Santiago and Jared Zimmerman. In each episode of “Car […]

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Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon To Be Located At The Broken Spoke Campground Property Now Called Pappy Hoel Campground and Resort. In September 2015, The Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon burned to the ground in an overnight fire. The proprietors Michael & Angie Ballard and partner Jesse James Dupree will re-build the Full Throttle Saloon on the […]

Vespa Turning 70

Not a motorcycle but a 2-wheeler, you must respect a company (Italy’s Piaggio & C. SpA) that has introduced the Vespa seven decades ago ans sold over 18 million units worldwide since 1946. With for objective to compete with the motorcycles of the time by offering a 2-wheeler easier to ride and to maintain, Corroding […]

Barn Found. This Brough Superior Set A New World Record After Selling For £331,900 (US$ 477,205)

Found in a UK Cornwall barn submerged under decades of dust, old machinery parts and household clutter, this ex Hubert Chantrey Brough Superior was acquired at a Bonhams auction was acquired by an unnamed German bidder for £ 331,900 or US$ 477,205. This bike and 7 others described by auctioneers Bonhams as the “last known […]

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Polaris Motorcycles To Benefit From Harley Ads? Harley-Davidson increased its 2016 marketing budget by 70% and is currently running a “Live Your Legend” advertising campaign to convince new riders to join the brand. On April 21st during a conference call to announce Polaris 1st-quarter results, its CEO Scott Wine stated “We do think that with […]

Polaris Reports 2016 First Quarter Results. Motorcycle Segment Sales +18%. Indian Motorcycles +50%.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported first quarter net income of $46.9 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 compared to $88.6 million, or $1.30 per diluted share reported in the first quarter of 2015, in-line with Company expectations. Sales for the first quarter 2016 totaled $983.0 million, down […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip 35th Anniversary Sweepstakes

One lucky winner will receive 10 nights of concerts and camping for two at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground, a $500 travel voucher, a $250 Hot Leathers shopping spree, and a custom painted helmet. Winner will be notified June 22, 2016 via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification. No response […]

Harley Reports First-Quarter Earnings. Beating Estimates On International Sales. US Retail Sales Slightly Down.

First-quarter net income declined to $250.49 million from last year’s $269.85 million. Earnings per share, however, increased 7.1 percent to $1.36 from $1.27 last year, owing to lower share count. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter. Consolidated revenue increased to $1.75 billion from $1.67 […]

Harley-Davidson Unveils The Sportster Roadster. Blacked-Out Styling, Inverted 43 mm Front Suspension, Two-Up Seat, Slotted Black Exhaust. Starting At $11,199.

Harley-Davidson Unveils The Sportster Roadster with a look reminiscent of a garage-built custom with blacked-out styling details, slammed bars, chopped rear fender, race-inspired graphics, a finned timer cover, slotted black exhaust shields and more… The new Roadster features a minimalist, fastback design inspired by classic racing motorcycles “Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster […]

8th Annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering Is May 14, 2016

With more than 300 motorcycles on display, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, features one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage and modern motorcycles sponsored by leading manufacturers and top lifestyle, retail, and beverage companies ─ all hosted on the stunning green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. The Quail […]

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Harley-Davidson Losing Market Share? Two analysts on Wall Street are pretty certain that Harley-Davidson lost market share in the first quarter 2016. John Tomlinson, an ITG Research analyst, estimated in a report that Harley’s quarterly U.S. retail sales fell as much as 7% to 32,995 motorcycles. That followed a report on Tuesday by David Macgregor, […]

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death World Record Using An Indian Scout. Video.

On March 28th, riding a modified Indian Scout, English racer/tv host/daredavil Guy Martin reached a speed world record of 60.1 mph on his first attempt and 70.33 mph (5.2 G) on his second attempt on a special built Wall Of Death. Traditional Wall of Death setup ranges from 20 to 36 feet in diameter with riders […]

Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Students’ Hard Work Pays Off At Donnie Smith Show

Months of hard work paid off for a group of Black Hills area high school students this weekend. The group, participating in the 2016 Buffalo Chip Challenge, earned two first place awards April 2 at the prestigious Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show in St. Paul, Minn. The student-built Buffalo Chip Challenge bikes, a fully […]

Custom Motorcycles. The Way They Do It In Poland.

If you visit Poland in Central Europe, the city of Poznan is probably one of the 2 (with the capital Warsaw) that you want to visit because of its famous Renaissance architecture with richly decorated attics and arcade loggias. The old town was destroyed during world war 2, then meticulously rebuilt. The city is also […]

Exclusive. Jason Havey Appointed CEO of Brass Balls Cycles Amidst Large Scale Financial and Operational Restructuring

Following my announcement of March 25th regarding the financial difficulties of custom shop Darwin Motorcycles, I had a couple of friendly telephonic discussions with owner Dar Holdsworth. He explained to me the reasons of his troubled business and shared with me his business strategy to restructure it. To confirm his intentions Dar Holdsworth just sent me […]

Austin, Texas April 8-10. Hand-Built Motorcycle Show And Super Hooligan Racing

Austin, TX is definitely the place to be April 8th-10th. With the The Handbill Motorcycle Show, MotoGP & AMA Pro Flat Track 1/2 mile racing already going down. RSD decided to up the ante even more and throw in a dirt oval short track race on Friday April 8th, right across the street from the Hand-built Show. The race will […]

Motorcycle Industry Council Introduces New Benefits to Members Exhibiting At AIMExpo 2016

With the Motorcycle Industry Council’s (MIC) acquisition of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) last fall, both the industry’s trade association and premier trade show united for the greater benefit of MIC members and for the powersports industry as a whole. Working together as one, the MIC is pleased to announce key new benefits for […]

Record Motor Cycles Building 2 Machines To Attempt Land Speed Records in 2017

Italian Roberto Crepaldi founded Record Motor Cycles (RMC) in 2015, and with his team has started the manufacturing of 2 motorcycles that will race the 2.000 cc and the 2.500 cc classes in Bonneville in 2017 (if the Salt Flats are rideable…) The bikes will race in the FIM “Partially-Streamlined” category, (that is a partially […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip To Celebrate 35 Years Of Mixing Motorcycling And Music With Legendary Band

Ridin’ Round Texas 2016

A letter from Jeff Nicklus of Jeff Nicklus Customs. “Cyril. With Conrad’s passing in 2012 I realized that it was the end of the Nicklus name. He was the only male child in the family. I also realized that my children are ninth generation Texans. I further realized that I had been born and raised in […]

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Erik Buell Racing (EBR) Has Announced 2016 pricing For 2 Models. The two models are the 2016 EBR 1190RX and EBR1190SX, priced at $12,995for the EBR 1190SX and $13,995 or the RX. The bikes use a liquid-cooled 1190cc V-twin engine, with four valves per cylinder making 185bhp of power and 138Nm of peak torque. The […]

Victory Octane. How Many Shots Of Adrenaline Do You Need?

When Victory teased the unveiling of a Modern American Muscle model inspired by the Pikes Peak Project 156 racer, apparently it meant many different things to my readers. You just need to read again the comments that popped up under my feature during the official launch on February 19th. Some imagined a sport chassis design […]

Darwin Motorcycles Closed. Customers File Complaints For Custom Bikes Paid And Not Delivered.

During these last weeks I was contacted by clients of Darwin Motorcycles (Brass Balls Bobbers) owned by Dar Holdsworth asking me if I could shed some light on the status of the Oklahoma custom shop. These clients, located in the US and abroad, stated to me that they ordered and paid in full for custom […]

Beverly Hills Board Track Racing (1921)

This board track competition took place on April 24, 1921, at the Beverly Hills Speedway in Los Angeles, California. Although created at the time to promote Indian bikes, the film survives today as an important document for the history of motorcycle racing. Not only does it capture the short-lived Beverly Hills Speedway (1920–24), hyped as […]



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