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Verona Motor Bike Expo January 23-25. The Winners Of The Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series.

Verona, Italy. The city of the play “Romeo and Juliet”, the tragic love story written by William Shakespeare with the famous balcony scene (see picture) where Romeo and Juliet agree to be married. And the city where each January, during 3 days, the international custom world, from manufacturers to custom builders to aftermarket parts vendors […]

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Breaking News. Kendon Industries Motorcycle Stand-Up Trailers And Lifts Under New Ownership

Kendon Industries, Inc., the originator of the Stand-Up™ trailer concept and recognized as the industry leader in its category, received new private equity ownership and I hear plenty of new products are in the works. “Kendon is pleased to announce that it has established a funding source,” says Frank Esposito who remains as company president, […]

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Sturgis Mayor Answers His Critics About Signing A 75-Year Agreement To Make Harley-Davidson The Official Brand Of The Rally

Here in this website and on social media, many have expressed their disagreement with the city of Sturgis signing a deal with corporate Harley-Davidson to make Harley the official brand of the rally for the next 75 years. Sturgis Mark Carstensen replies to the critics in an article published today by Deb Holland in the […]

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Polaris Reports Record 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Fourth Quarter EPS Increased 27% on Sales Growth of 18%; Full Year 2014 EPS from continuing operations Increased 23% on Sales Growth of 19%. Fourth Quarter Highlights: Net income increased 25% to $135.4 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, with sales increasing 18% to $1,275.0 million, both fourth quarter records. Off-Road Vehicle sales increased 19%, […]

Jerry Lee Lewis’s 1959 Harley-Davidson Sold For $385,000 At Florida Mecum Auction

Jerry Lee Lewis, the legendary rock-n-roller, was present this Saturday January 24, 2015 at the Mecum Kissimee Florida auction to sell his 1959 FLH Harley-Davidson. The 2 big selling points were that it belongs to Jerry Lee Lewis – not that it had belong to him – and the fact that it is in a […]

A 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse? An Indian Springfield Trademark?

The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (California ARB) is a good source of information for those looking to find out in advance the new models that motorcycle manufacturers will release a few months down the road. It looks like the “Chief Dark Horse” may join the Classic, Vintage, Chieftain and Roadmaster Chiefs for […]

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The Las Vegas BikeFest Team Will Produce The 2015 Hollister Motorcycle Rally And Beyond

From a PR. The Hollister Downtown Association of Hollister, California has selected ConvExx to produce the iconic Hollister Motorcycle Rally starting in 2015. Known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker” the Hollister Motorcycle Rally has been around for over 70 years. ConvExx is an event production company based in Las Vegas with over 40 […]

Azzkikr Custom Baggers Entering The Victory Market With New Custom Parts

After working since its creation on the custom Harley market (bikes and parts), Phoenix shop Azzkikr Custom Cycle is now entering the custom Victory market with a new venture called Victory Lane. “We are adding new custom parts all the time and hope to establish ourselves in the Victory market like we have in the […]

Victory Motorcycles Steps Into The Performance World Of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing With The creation Of Victory Factory Racing.

Victory Motorcycles is taking a bold step into the performance world and partners with Matt Smith to create NHRA Pro Stock Factory Effort. The Victory riding team will be World Champion Matt Smith and his wife.co-rider Angie. Victory intends to compete at the pinnacle of the sport and anticipates a strong and professional effort with […]

Elio Motors To Introduce New Engine Built From The Ground Up On February 6, 2015

The Elio. One door, 2 seats, 3 wheels, 84 mpg, made in the USA with a $6800 price tag. And now, Elio founder and CEO Paul Elio is about to announce on February 6, 2015 what he believes is the first start-up vehicle manufacturer to develop its own internal combustion engine since Nash Motors in […]

About Motorcyclists Profiling

Many bikers have been victims of motorcycling profiling. AMA summarizes the issue by saying that “motorcyclists are frequently stopped by police as they travel simply because they ride a motorcycle or are wearing motorcycle riding apparel. Often these pretext stops are accompanied with the explanation that a traffic infraction has occurred, which is not always […]

Polaris To Manufacture Electric Motorcycles Second Half Of 2015

No surprise. Later in 2015 Polaris will debut the manufacturing of electric motorcycles at its Spirit Lake, Iowa plant. the one where Indian and Victory motorcycles are also produced. The factory counts about 1000 employees. This news follows last week announcement that Polaris acquired the assets, trademarks of Oregon-based Brammo Electric Motorcycles. No word yet […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Orlando Ace Café To Open This Summer. There are currently 3 Ace Café locations, including the original that opened in London in 1938. The Orlando location will be the first in the United States. The flagship London location draws thousands of people to motorcycles and cars shows and other events every week, and the Orlando […]

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Ban Federal Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Specifically, the “Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act” would restrict the  Secretary of Transportation from granting funds to any government entity for a  program to check helmet use or to create checkpoints for an operator of a  motorcycle or a passenger on a motorcycle. The American Motorcyclist Association and the Motorcycle Riders Foundation fully  support the […]

Polaris Acquired The Electric Motorcycle Business Of Brammo. Will Manufacture Electric Motorcycles Second Half Of 2015.

The rumor was running since several weeks. Today January 15, 2015 Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) officially announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. Acquisition includes certain sssets, technology and Trademarks. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus […]

Breaking News. Harley-Davidson And The City Of Sturgis Finalizing Agreement To Make Harley The Official Brand Of The Sturgis Rally Until 2090.

Part of the agreement is Harley-Davidson Motor Co. building a permanent Plaza in a currently vacant lot at the intersection of Main and Second streets, not far from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall Of Fame. To be completed for the upcoming Sturgis Rally, the Plaza will be used for year-round events, from concerts, to […]

Swiss-Custom Customizing And Tuning Show. February 19-22, 2015

To be held again at the Messe Zurich with customized motorcycles and 400 vendors spreading on 6 halls, the show usually features a great contingent of custom builders and parts vendors from Switzerland Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. There will be Live custom building by the “Bobber Garage” and “CCCP”, a world premiere […]

Triumph Motorcycles Has Sold Its Highest Number Of Motorcycles Since Its 1984 Relaunch

The Hinckley, UK company sold 54,432 units as indicated in its last financial report ending June 2014. This number tops the 52,000 motorcycles sold in the previous 12-month fiscal year. It’s a sales record since its relaunch 30 years ago. Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer. It was established in 1984 by […]

Bonhams’ 5th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Main Results.

During 2 days (Jan. 7-8) some amazing machines were on the floor of the Las Vegas Bally’s Hotel & Casino for the 5th Annual Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. As in all auctions, some of them didn’t meet the reserve, with others largely beating expectations of their vendors. A 1950 Vincent Series C White Shadow […]

Mandatory Helmet Law Fight in California. A Message From Freedom Fighter John Rogue To Support Those Who Defend Your Rights.

It has been 19 years since the federal Judge agreed with motorcyclists that law enforcement officers had been writing helmet tickets without probable cause. But some police officers across the state of California didn’t stop writing tickets in violation of the injunction and federal case law, violating riders’ rights. Most riders honestly believe the federal […]

A Road Issue Affecting All Sturgis Rally Attendees

Meade County South Dakota is considering building a new road which will connect I-90 to Highways 34/79. This is important to anyone planning to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year as crowds are expected to top 1 million. Anyone who has ridden through Sturgis during the rally understands that the streets and surrounding highways […]

Actor William Shatner Launching Rivet Motors to Produce A Two-Seater Trike

I didn’t know that Canadian-American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian William Shatner loves motorcycles. At the age of 83, he starts a company named Rivet Motors in partnership with Kevin Sirotek of American Wrench. Shatner describes his 2-seater project “as the cycle of the future, a machine as distinguished and iconic as the […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

A year long California Highway Patrol (CHP) Study Concluded That Lane-Splitting Is Not Necessarily Hazardous t if the rider is traveling close to the same speed as nearby autos. But it is additional hazardous when motorcyclists go much more than ten-15 mph more quickly than cars they’re passing Polaris Industries Inc. To Build New Production […]

What Will Be Trending In 2015

It’s that time of year when people like to make predictions for the coming year. Truth is that those forecasts, including mine, often describe what has already started to happen over the past year. Easier to see more in a rear-view mirror than inside a crystal ball. Below the market trends that I see appearing […]



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