The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it investigated after the company recalled more than 1,300 motorcycles for a defect that could reduce steering capability, and the company filed a late response to a NHTSA Special Order. Yesterday August 31, 2015 the NHTSA imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty against Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. […]
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2015 American International Expo In Orlando (October 15-18) My Interview With V-Twin Director Bob Kay.Published by Cyril Huze August 30th, 2015 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
There is no doubt that just after a couple of years, The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has changed the way The Powersports Industry does business with dealers and consumers. As a matter of fact, in 2015, it’s now the only B2B and B2C North American Powersports Trade Show. For its anticipated return to the […]
Stirring the rebel soul in all of us, especially the youngsters is a Harley philosophy. The Harley-Davidson Dark Custom movement strips a motorcycle to its mechanical essence and the motorcycling experience to its rebellious core – the quest for freedom and self-expression. For 2016, Harley-Davidson asserts Dark Custom attitude with the new Iron 883™, Forty-Eight®, […]
For its 15th edition, Las Vegas BikeFest has a new home in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street East between 7th and 10th street. As usual, a ton of Activities, about hundred vendors, demo rides, several bike Shows, the Artistry in Iron competition, celebrity Appearances, a $10,000 poker run, lots of entertainment […]
The affected Street motorcycles were manufactured between January 20, 2014 and June 24, 2015, (Street 500) between May 12, 2014 and June 24, 2015 Street 750) The fuel-pump issue is in regard of a a poor seal at the inlet that can cause an interruption of fuel supply. It it occurs, it creates an hesitation […]
An incredible single-owner collection of 60 rare motorcycles will be offered at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, UK taking place October 17-18, 2015. The Lonati Collection consists of mostly American machines, including examples from motorcycle greats Harley-Davidson, Indian, Pierce and Excelsior. The collection is offered from the family of the late Tiberio Lonati, Italy based CEO […]
Coroners in six counties in North Carolina will soon use a stencil to spray paint on the road a cross and message that says, “Look Twice Save A Life” at the scene of all deadly motorcycle accidents. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said he hopes this message will increase awareness and decrease the number […]
Breaking News. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Reveal. The Darkest And Most Powerful Cruiser Lineup In Harley’s History.Published by Cyril Huze August 23rd, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
The U.S. reveal was in Portland, Oregon. The new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight Dark Customs follow the sub-brand’s retro aesthetic and add a new suspension package and mag wheels and better seating setup to get more “smooth” in the ride. Harley also revealed the Road Glide Ultra under its Project Rushmore banner. Two new hard-hitting Dark […]
Warning. The numbers published by the South Dakota DOT are those of traffic entering the city of Sturgis and are not of those who have attended the 75th Rally. Numbers can be very different because many people don’t enter Sturgis…afraid of traffic, or because their centers of interest (riding, activities, visiting vendors) are outside the city […]
New 2016 Harley Models Unveiled This Weekend. Of course I am on it and you will get all the photos and info Sunday evening or very early Monday morning. Without waiting for the official factory announcement, we already know a couple of things, thanks to the documents that all manufacturers must file with the California […]
Confederate Motorcycles has always had as its philosophy to cultivate today’s America’s rebel motorcycle culture. Yesterday, the company released its second generation P51 Combat Fighter, a model fusing primitivism, avant-gardism and minimalism into pure, uncompromised power. This new model rides on a brand new CX4 architecture, a lighter, tougher evolution of Confederate patented, drag racing […]
Last July 25th during the one-day event in Calabasas, California Japanese custom bike builder Hiroyuki Hirata from B&B Custom Factory in Hiroshima, Japan was voted the Best Of Show winner with “Zero Fighter”. It is based on a 1990 Harley FLHTC fully modified to the theme of “Japanese Culture”. Hiroyuki Hirata is now a 2-time […]
Ethanol 15. The American Motorcycle Association And The Renewable Fuels Association Accuse Each Other Of Misinformation.Published by Cyril Huze August 20th, 2015 in Editorial, Events and Legal.
E15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. E15 fuel has been certified for sale in the United States and is showing up at gas stations. The reason it’s a big deal is that ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and certain metals, so it can cause damage to vital components. Ethanol also […]
The picturesque Lake Faak in Carinthia, Austria will once again be brought to life with the rumble of V-Twins during the 18th European Bike Week And Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show. It’s Europe air biggest open and free motorcycle event attracting around 100,000 bikers to enjoy six days of music, shopping, ride-outs and terrific camaraderie. […]
Board Track racing was a motorsport popular in the United States during the 1910s and 1920s. Competition was conducted on circular or oval race courses with surfaces composed of wooden planks called motordrome. Co-founded by bike builder Billy Lane, Sons Of Speed is inspired by these races. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines […]
Royal Enfield, originally, a British motorcycle company and now a subsidiary of Eicher Motors based in India is targeting in North America the mid-size market segment between the Harley Davidsons and Indians on the one end and the regular 200 cc bikes on the other. To implement this strategy, Royal Enfield has already set up […]
Every day there are more and more riding ladies. Many are first-time motorcyclists or made the transition from the back of a bike to the front. establishing themselves as independent and strong women who want to pursue the ideals of adventure, companionship and freedom of the road. To raise awareness of motorcycle and gear manufacturers […]
The AMA Land Speed Grand Championship is officially cancelled. The email from Delvene Manning, Event Manager/Owner (photos @ H. Roesler) “Over the past year, we have all been working towards the goal of racing motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats. As the event management, it is always our intent to run the premier motorcycle land […]
For Sale In Bulk Manufacturer Closeouts Of Motorcycle Parts From The 1940’s to Today. About $25 Million At Wholesale Catalog Prices.Published by Cyril Huze August 15th, 2015 in Editorial and Events.
From a press release. Liquid Asset Partners has been retained by Dixie Distributing and Dixie International (Dixie) to solicit bids for all the Assets of Dixie in bulk. The famous Dixie was similar to a modern day Overstock.com, buying all the major manufacturer closeouts from 1940 until the 2000’s. Pickers from across America would love […]
During The 75th Sturgis Rally, Record Sales At Black Hills Harley Davidson. Last year Black Hills Harley Davidson sold a record 376 bikes in a two week span during the rally. This year they would have sold 525 bikes! Nearly 75% of bikes sold this year include a trade. The top selling bike at Black […]
The Top 1 Ack Attack Streamliner Motorcycle Will Race In Bonneville To Defend Their Land Speed Record Title And Attempt 400 MPHPublished by Cyril Huze August 14th, 2015 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Quality of salt permitting, the Top 1 Ack Attack team will compete at the world famous Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, in Utah on August 29 to September 3, 2015. Mike Akatiff, the engineer who built the Ack Attack, and his crew are excited to get back out on the Bonneville Salt Flats […]
These are the last pictures I publish about the Black Hills event, until next year of course… Always somewhat sad when a big rally ends. (photos @H. Roesler for C. Huze)
It’s a big surprise in the motorcycle industry. Norton is contemplating manufacturing a V4-powered superbike to compete with the Ducati 1299 Panigale and the Superleggera IS. Norton’s Head of Design, Simon Skinner says that “It has been something we’ve wanted to do as a brand since 2009. When I first started with Norton we had […]
“We are still running” states Delvene Manning, event Manager/Owner of the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. It looks now like race motorcycles and their owners are going to be heading again to the salt to break AMA national and FIM world records August 29-September 3rd. “Last year and again this year, we are facing a particularly challenging […]