Archive for the 'Events' Category
Honda started mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949. Its first model was the Honda Dream Type-D 98 cc. featured here. 65 years later, in 2014, Honda Motor Co., Ltd announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The company longest produced model is the Gold Wing celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2015. Today, Honda produces […]
Records were broken and memories were made. Victory Motorcycles and Pine Bush High School’s Starz Program Helping With Horsepower™ sets a new national land speed record while providing a learning experience for at-risk youths. Laura Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles developed the Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program to use a motorcycle as a tool […]
Victory Motorcycles Honoring Military, Police And Fire Service With $1000 Off A Motorcycle Purchase. Giving $500 To Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans For Each Motorcycle Sold.Published by Cyril Huze November 23rd, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Last November 11th in New York City, Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) supporting the men and women of the armed forces had joined in a motorcycle parade to celebrate all those who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Victory/IAVA have initiated “The Road Home” program during which […]
Breaking News. S&S Cycle About To Launch The Biggest, Baddest, Bolt-In Engine In Stock Touring Frame. The T143.Published by Cyril Huze November 22nd, 2014 in Customs, Engines and Events.
Official launch will be spring 2015, but you see it here and I can give you a few details. First, a few words of caution from S&S Cycle VP of Product Development Scott Sjovall “This T143 engine fits in a stock frame, and starts really well, but it is really not for everybody! Frankly, it […]
During the 2014 Sturgis Rally, I had an opportunity to sit with Bruce Eide, owner of the Sturgis Indian Motorcycle dealership, who shared with me his plans for expansion and special celebrations during the 75th rally edition. Now, it’s official. Regarding expansion, a ground breaking ceremony is planned this Thursday November 20th for a new […]
Erik Buell Racing And Hero MotoCorp Working On Small-Displacement Motorcycle Line-Up. How small can be an EBR bike? Last summer, Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp bought a minority stake in Erik Buell Racing. A great source of financing for EBR to support its manufacturing and dealers expansion, here and abroad, but also an opportunity for […]
Nicknamed the “Roadster Jet-Fighter”, the Slingshot™ is an entirely new on-road driving and riding experience. The Slingshot is a three wheeled motorcycle, not an automobile. Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement. With side by side seating, both driver and passenger experience a front row shot of adrenaline, a 360-degree rush of sight, sound, and […]
This past weekend Gary Gray -Director of Indian Motorcycle Products , Robert Pandya – Indian Motorcycle PR Manager – and a handful of Indian Motorcycle engineers and friends of the brand headed out to the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed to participate to the final SCTA timed 2-day event of the season to get some […]
Another big European show/expo, this one in the heart of the Netherlands, with 2 full halls of custom bikes and everything about the lifestyle, held during 3 days last weekend Nov. 7-9 at the former Autotron Museum of Rosmalen. 90 bikes competed in a bike show organized by Bigtwin Magazine and I will feature some […]
Polaris is recalling some 2015 model year Victory motorcycles because of a problem that can cause the transmission to shift gears or drop into neutral. The motorcycles recalled include the 2015 Cross Country, Cross Country 8-Ball, Cross Country Tour, Gunner, Hammer 8-Ball, High Ball, Magnum, Vegas 8-Ball and Vision Tour, though only 122 units manufactured […]
Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its itinerary for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., which takes place November 14-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Riders in southern California are encouraged to be among the first in the nation to take a demo ride on the very much talked-about new […]
Bonhams London Auction. 1929 Brough Superior 986cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sports And 1950 Vincent 998cc Series C Black ShadowPublished by Cyril Huze November 11th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
These 2 exciting motorcycles are going to be auctioned in London November 30th at Bonhams headquarters on Bond Street, Estimated at £270,000-320,000, the 1929 Brough Alpine Grand Sports was designed with the legendary peaks of the Alpine Trial in mind. Taking in vast mountain peaks, chilling temperatures, and the twists and turns of Austria, Croatia, […]
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Accepting Nominations For 2015 Hall of Fame And Freedom Fighters Hall of FamePublished by Cyril Huze November 11th, 2014 in Editorial and Events.
The Individuals, organizations and businesses considered for induction into the Hall of Fame will have made a positive and significant impact on motorcycling. Individuals considered for the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame will have made a significant impact through their work in grassroots rights efforts. A comprehensive overview of their accomplishments is necessary to make […]
Incredible. Francois Gissy Rides His Rocket Bicycle To A New Land speed Record Of 207 MPH (333 KM/H)Published by Cyril Huze November 10th, 2014 in Editorial, Events and Videos.
Not a motorcycle, but you I know you will enjoy this video showing French Francois Gissy – under different camera angles – ride his hydrogen peroxide rocket bicycle to 207 mph (333 km/h). It took him 5 seconds to go from 0 to 207 mph! Concentrated liquid hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is fed from a storage […]
Eicma Motorcycle Exhibition was held from November 4th to 6th at the Fiera Milano in Milano, Italy. and was celebrating its 100th anniversary and 72th edition with the introduction of 20 different models from the largest brands. And a lot of bikes from “boutique” manufacturers, from custom builders only displaying their latest creations or competing […]
I already reported on the great success of the 2nd annual AIMExpo held last October in Orlando. The show demonstrated strong growth with 18,000 attendees from more than 50 countries and 500 + manufacturers and vendors with entertainment inside the Orange Convention Center and outside. A video recap to show you how it looked.
Antique Motorcycle Foundation President Jon Radermacher has announced that Mederski has been appointed to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Radermacher states, “Mederski has compiled a long record of accomplishments in both the current and antique motorcycle communities over a 35-year career, and we are thrilled that he has agreed to bring his talent and experience […]
In 1995, Kim and wifey Cheryl opened a motorcycle shop in the back of a gas station. Over the next 13 years, their passion for building custom motorcycles grew bigger as they were creating better and better custom bikes acknowledged by the industry. Both were very familiar faces on the show tour. Then in 2008, […]
Harley-Davidson is working to preserve the world we live and ride in with a new initiative named Renew the Ride. With the help of The Nature Conservancy, Harley-Davidson is raising funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025. As part of the Renew the Ride initiative, The Harley-Davidson Foundation has committed to contributing a […]
Just one month after Intermot in Cologne, Germany, yesterday Ducati introduced to its Italians fans at the Milano Eicma Motorcycle Exhibition (November 4th to 6th) the 4 new Scrambler models. Just a couple of shots to give you an idea of the way Ducati did the presentation of the 2015 line, with an acrobatic show […]
Mercedes-Benz Is Buying 25% Of Italy’s MV Agusta. Mercedes signed a long-term marketing and distribution partnership together with the stake purchase, the unit of Stuttgart-based Daimler AG and the Italy Varese-based motorcycle maker said in a statement last Friday. The companies didn’t disclose financial terms. This announcement follows luxury-car competitor Audi entry into the motorcycle […]
It’s the USA largest 4-day motorcycle rally in beautiful historic Galveston, TX. This year with more bike shows, all new truck, jeep & classic car shows and more free concerts on two stages. Special VIP packages are available for meet & greet autograph signings with Sons of Anarchy Stars Tommy “Chibs” Flanagan, Mark “Bobby” Boone […]
Time for the for the 12th Annual Wheels Through Time Raffle offered by the Wheels Through Time Museum, home to the world’s premier collection of rare & historic American Vintage Motorcycles (300 of America’s rarest and most historic classic motorcycles, with over 24 marques). The museum is giving away not one, but two genuine Harley-Davidson […]