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UBM Buys Advanstar Communications, The Parent Company Of Dealernews , Dealer Expo And Of The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows,Published by Cyril Huze October 2nd, 2014 in Editorial and Events.
Advanstar Communications Inc. announced it will be acquired by UBM Plc for approximately US $972 million. The transaction is subject to approval by UBM shareholders and subject to regulatory and closing conditions, and is expected to close by year end. Advanstar is currently owned by an investor group that includes Anchorage Capital Group LLC, Veronis […]
Yesterday, METZELER introduced the new SPORTEC™ Klassik tire at the International INTERMOT Show, which runs from October 1-5, in the city of Cologne, Germany. The SPORTEC™ Klassik is the new METZELER tire in the Classic segment for owners of motorcycles built since the 70s. In recent years we have witnessed a growing trend, the revival […]
Ducati Unveils The 2015 Scrambler. A 800 cc Retro Classic Motorcycle To Attract Young, New Riders And Women.Published by Cyril Huze October 1st, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
At Intermot in Germany, after months of teasing previews on social media and at locations around the world, Italian manufacturer Ducati unveiled Tuesday its new for 2015 Scrambler motorcycle, an affordable update on a retro-classic design aimed at a new generation of riders, that will also appeal to those who remember Ducati’s first motorcycle built […]
During the huge Intermot Fair in Cologne, Germany this week Oct 1st to 5th (205,000 visitors expected with 1,020 companies from 37 countries showing their products), Victory Europe is going to introduce Akrapovic exhaust systems designed, developed and manufactured exclusively for Victory Motorcycles in Europe. Akrapovic is very well respected company known for its performance […]
Retail sales In the U.S. Of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Estimated Up 3.7 % Compared To Year-Ago Quarter. According to a research note provided by Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder after he met with Harley-Davidson Motor Corp. management, dealer/consumer reception to all new models has been exceptional. Cannibalization worries of the Sportster by The Street likely […]
Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash. The company knows of 19 low-speed tip-over crashes tied to the problem, with three minor injuries reported. Bikes named in that recall include the Electra Glide Ultra Classic and the […]
Ace Cafe in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo)have announced that “Stray Cats” bassist Lee Rocker will perform a free concert on Saturday, October 18, just outside of the AIMExpo show floor at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). As the doors close on the third day of AIMExpo 2014, Rocker will take the stage […]
Polaris Industries Inc. announced a partnership with the Costco Auto Program (CAP), an auto-buying program specifically for Costco members, for its powersports division. Starting today, Costco members are able to access special pricing and promotional incentives on select Polaris products at participating dealers in the U.S. Products include snowmobiles, off-road vehicles (Sportsman, Ranger and RZR), Victory […]
The wickedest WildCat® trikes, the e and m, will be debuting in the summer of 2015, complete with WildCat’s® newly patented SureTrac® steering and DynaGrip® suspension systems. “We can’t wait for these trikes to debut,” says Sabertooth Motorcycles Founder Ben Daniels, “because we believe they will revolutionize the trike market.” “Up until now, all conventional […]
Seattle Police say the trailer with the 4 antique motorcycles used in the Cannonball Endurance Run that was stolen from a Tacoma hotel parking lot on Tuesday, was recovered by Seattle police officers in South Seattle Wednesday afternoon. The stolen trailer was spotted by a witness about 12:30 pm in the 2700 block of 7th […]
Last night, 4 Motorcycle Cannonball antique bikes and their support truck and trailer were stolen from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. The bikes were as follows. (Number 54) 1919 Harley Davidson J, (Number 73) 1926 Harley Davidson JD, (Number 76) 1931 Harley Davidson VL, (Number 99) 1928 Harley Davidson JD. The truck is a […]
The brave Cannonballers made it across America on their 1937 motorcycles and arrived in Tacoma, Washington on Sunday afternoon. Winners in each class (I, II & 3) are based on total points (number of miles ridden.) The total mileage and maximum possible score is 3936. Hans Coertse on a 1924 Indian Scout is the overall […]
The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced that the Harley-Davidson Demo Fleet will be featured at the 2014 event, offering test rides of the company’s 2015 models. Additionally, Orlando Harley-Davidson becomes the newest exhibitor to join AIMExpo, which will host nearly 500 powersports companies from around the world October 16-19 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention […]
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 […]
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 […]