Early this Wednesday morning, Polaris (NYSE:PII) roared ahead of third-quarter earnings estimates due in part to its reinvigorated Indian motorcycle line. Earnings per share minus items climbed 26% to $2.06 on an 18% rise in revenue to $1.3 billion. Polaris has beaten quarterly earnings estimates for more than two years in a row. Wall Street […]
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Polaris 3rd Quarter Earnings Jump 26% On Strong Sales Gains Due In Part To Its Indian Motorcycle LinePublished by Cyril Huze October 22nd, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Pink is more than a color. For many brands, including Harley-Davidson, it’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer. For Harley, its family of riders, dealers and enthusiasts, the pink label program is a way, through clothing sales, to help those women affected by breast cancer, making sure that nobody rides alone through […]
With more bike shows, all new truck, jeep & classic car shows and, more free concerts on two stages. The Lone Star Rally is jam packed with entertainment for all ages, day and night, all weekend long. For up to the minute information and special offers, download the FREE, official Lone Star Rally smartphone App from […]
Veteran actor Michael Madsen, a pal of Dennis Hopper that he met while making the Quentin Tarantino-produced biker movie ‘Hell Ride, was so outraged when he read the LA Times story about the sale for 1.35 million (1.62 million with auction fees) of the reportedly authentic Captain America motorcycle used in the “Easy Rider” movie, […]
Following on the heels of Roadsmith’s already popular Indian Chieftain trike, the Minneapolis company unveils the new Indian Roadmaster trike with the addition of its large trunk, passenger backrest, adjustable floorboards and heated seat, promising the larger storage capacity and passenger comfort necessary for serious two-up trike touring. Known for their many original innovations in […]
Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) this Tuesday morning October 21, 2014 reported net income of $150.1 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Milwaukee-based company said it had profit of 69 cents versus 73 cents a share, a year ago. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts was for earnings […]
The Reportedly Authentic Easy Rider Movie “Captain America” Chopper Sold For $1.3 Million At AuctionPublished by Cyril Huze October 20th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Michael Eisenberg, owner of the reportedly only original and authentic Captain America chopper still existing from the Pop Culture Easy Rider movie was auctioned this last weekend in Calabasas for US $1.3 million. The story of the “Captain America” bikes (at least 2 versions of the motorcycle have been used in the movie) is a […]
Before this fad dies (it’s already dying…), the type of ultra baggers flashing at you when you walk the different bike shows. Not at all my taste, but I am pretty certainthe builders and owners are very proud and happy.
For its second edition, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) – October 16 to 19 -has reached the landmark 500-exhibitor mark with a 50-percent larger floor space inside the Orlando Orange County Convention Center. The expansion is highlighted by the inclusion of eight original equipment manufacturers (OEM), each of who will provide global and North […]
As announced last week, the new Las Vegas Harley dealership has opened on the famed Las Vegas Strip, steps away from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign at 5191 S. Las Vegas Boulevard. The new store will commemorate its grand opening with an all day celebration and custom motorcycle raffle on Saturday, Nov. 1. The s65,000-square-foot […]
In addition to the bike shows I announced HERE last week, Bruce Rossmeyers’s Daytona is hosting 3 bike shows starting tomorrow Thursday October 16 (photography @H. Roesler of Covington Cycles custom bagger) Thursday – October 16. Full Throttle Magazine Ride-in Show. 9:00-11:00 am. Registration. Awards 1:00 pm Southern Biker Magazine – Ladies Ride-In. 2:00-4:00 pm Registration. Awards 5:00 pm Friday – […]
I had several times the opportunity to warn you about some motorcycle raffle events where nothing is raffled. Here is another example. Dave Goodwin Jr. from Amarillo, Texas, owner of “Goody’s World Famous Pop Corn”. commissioned Paul Teutul Senior to custom build a chopper with a theme incorporating his popcorn shop (!) and the military. […]
Check out who’s going to be at the 2014 Orlando AIMExpo. Autograph & photo opportunities… For Industry Trade & Media. Indoor Exhibits. Thursday, October 16 – 10am-6pm. Friday, October 17 – 9am-6pm. Saturday, October 18 – 9am-7pm. Sunday, October 19 – 9am-5pm. AIMExpo Outdoors. Thursday, October 16 – 10am-5pm. Friday, October 17 – 9am-5pm. Saturday, October […]
The annual october motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach gets underway this coming Thursday. Biketoberfest is a key tourist draw in the otherwise slow autumn season. Having attended all the previous editions, I have witnessed the event struggling to grow since 2008 in the face of national economic woes, changing demographics and other competing motorcycle events […]
2014 Orlando AIMExpo. Free Rockabilly Concert With “Stray Cats” Bassist Lee Rocker And Band Saturday October 18.Published by Cyril Huze October 14th, 2014 in Editorial and Events.
The Ace Cafe, in conjunction with legendary powersports brands Bell Helmets, Kawasaki, Metzeler, AIMExpo, and MOTOTV, have jointly announced that “Stray Cats” bassist Lee Rocker and his band 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 […]
The 11th annual AMD World Championship Of Bike Building was held during the INTERMOT expo in Cologne, Germany (October 1- 5). There were 5 custom bike classes. The now traditional and internationally respected FreeStyle class, from which the 11th annual AMD World Champion Custom Bike Builderwas chosen, plus 4 other classes to recognize specific sectors […]
Can’t Get Financed By Harley-Davidson To Purchase One Of Their Bikes? Lease A Used One From Chrome Capital.Published by Cyril Huze October 11th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
A company named Chrome Capital of Naples, Florida is offering a new concept that Harley-Davidson’s Financial Unit doesn’t propose. If you don’t qualify for a loan on new Harley model, Chrome Capital will write you a lease on a used one. The company works with about 400 Harley dealers (but not with the Harley-Davidson company) […]
Harley Davidson Seeking Cut In India Import Duty For Better Pricing Of Its Motorcycles. Reduction in import duty on vehicles will open up the Indian market for several players and attract more foreign investment. And of course, Harley-Davidson is very interested in convincing India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce these taxes and eliminate most […]
The Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group, producers of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), today announced that Bob Kay has joined their team as V-Twin Director. Bob’s role will be to work closely with the V-Twin industry to develop AIMExpo’s offering for this important market segment beginning with their 2015 event. Bob is a well-known and […]
Willie’s Tropical Tattoo. Old Time Chopper Show. Thursday October 16. 825 South Yonge Street in Ormond Beach. The show runs from 11 AM to 4 PM and there are beer, girls, bands, trophy’s and awards. More a Happening than a traditional bike show competition, a meeting place, a gathering of creative old school bikes built mostly […]
During the Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany, there is more to see than the AMD World Championship Of Custom Building. A Custom Chrome Europe judges team walk the halls to look for custom motorcycles equipped with their RevTech engines and parts. FYI, more than 30.000 RevTech V-Twin engines (88, 100, 110, 115 and 125”) have […]
Harley-Davidson And “Sons of Anarchy” Fans Gear Up For The Final Ride. Will Hand Over The Keys To A 2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.Published by Cyril Huze October 8th, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
To celebrate Sons of Anarchy” (“SOA”) show’s finale, Harley-Davidson is offering one lucky fan a 2015 “SOA” customized motorcycle and a special viewing party at his hometown Harley-Davidson dealership hosted by stars of the show Kim Coates and Theo Rossi “The last seven seasons have been a hell of a ride,” said Dino Bernacchi, U.S. […]
Dave Perewitz, nicknamed “King of Flames”, is going back to his roots and is now focusing all his time and efforts on what he loves and does best, custom paint design. His shop Cycle Fab is now managed by his daughter Jody who will assume the majority of the day to day management and other […]