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FX Confirmed It Will Air A Spin-Off Of The Sons Of Anarchy Drama Titled “Mayans MC”

The drama show ended 4 years ago on the FX cable network, but Sons Of Anarchy mastermind Kurt Sutter returns to co-create and executive produce the spin-off “Mayans MC” with an almost all latino cast.

Sons of Anarchy, FX’s highest-rated drama, concluded in 2014 after a seven-season run. Mayans MC will come to FX either this summer or early in the fall, marking the 10-year anniversary of the start of Sons of Anarchy’s run.

“Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller, and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style,” FX Networks programming chief Nick Grad said in a statement. “Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James and this amazing cast, Mayans MC builds on the legacy of Sons of Anarchy, taking it in a thrilling new direction that we can’t wait for the world to see.”

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The Classic. First Of Its Kind Motorcycle Helmet Bag.

A quite elegant and practical solution for your bike helmet when you are out walking the streets instead of leaving it on your bike.

You can make use of the cavity within the helmet, the inner pouch allowing you to store your essentials while protecting the inner lining of the helmet and your visor from getting damaged, yet maintaining a clean minimal form factor.

Wide frontal zip for easy loading of helmet. Fuss free zip opening to the quick access pouch. Tobacco Brown Murdered or Murder Out Black in full grain cow leather or 100% cotton.

On Kickstarter at The Classic Helmet Bag.

Joke Of The Week

A pirate walked into a bar, and the bartender said, “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible.” “What do you mean?” said the pirate, “I feel fine.”

“What about the wooden leg? … You didn’t have that before.” “Well,” said the pirate, “We were in a battle, and I got hit with a cannon ball, but I’m fine now.”

The bartender replied, “Well, OK, but what about that hook? … What happened to your hand?” The pirate explained, “We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off. I got fitted with a hook but I’m fine, really..”

“What about that eye patch?” “Oh,” said the pirate, “One day we were at sea, and a flock of birds flew over … I looked up, and one of them sh_t in my eye. “You’re kidding,” said the bartender. “You couldn’t lose an eye just from bird sh_t.” “Well It was my first day with the hook” …

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1941-1946 Harley-Davidson WL Gas Tank Replica

Patience and good luck if you are looking for an original WL gas and oil tank you can save and restore.

Distributor Zodiac proposes a perfect replica as found on all 1941 through 1946 Harley WL models.

The left tank is for gas and recess in the right tank containing oil. Faithful to the original equipment. At Zodiac Europe.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Adds “Pan America” And “48X” to “Bronx” In New Trademark Filings. While the ‘Bronx’ was filed at the US Patent and Trademark Office, the two new monikers have been filed for a trademark at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The applied trademarks are to be used for “motorcycles and structural parts”

Energica, An Italian Manufacturer Of High-Performance Electric Motorcycles, Ready To Unveil The First “Old-School” Electric Bike. At the January 9 to 12 Las Vegas CES, Energica is set to unveil its new 3rd production model called the “Eva EsseEsse9”, supposedly the first “production old school” electric motorcycle. Energica Motor Company S.p.A. is the first Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles. Energica motorcycles are already on sale through authorized importers around United States and Europe. Energica is managed by woman CEO Livia Cevolini whose engineering experience includes time spent in the Ferrari Formula 1 engineering racing pits.

Rotal Enfield December Sales Up 16%. December 2017 international exports and domestic sales in India were 66,968 units, compared to 57,398 motorcycles sold worldwide in December 2016, a 16% increase. In this fiscal year so far (April – December 2017) Royal Enfield has sold 593,450 motorcycles – a 21 % increase on the same period in 2016’s 488,262 units. Domestic sales increased by 21 per cent, from 477,688 to 579,462 units, while exports increased by 32 per cent, from 10,574 in April – December 2016, to 13,988 units in the same period last year. Two new Real Enfield 650cc parallel twins (the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650) are due to go on sale in Europe in April 2018 then in the US. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

John Lennon’s Honda Z50A To Be Sold At Auction

The late great Beatle John Lennon (1940-1980) was using this little Honda Z50A to zip around his UK Tittenhurst Park Estate, his main residence in 1969. H&H Classics is going to auction it March 4 at the National Motorbikes Museum in England and online. with bids to be estimated around £30,000 (US 39,000)…

In running order with matching frame and engine numbers. Largely unrestored and original. Extensive history file including green log book, old MOTs, Honda dating letter etc. Great investment potential?

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EZ ON Solo Seats For Ness Winged Gas Tank

These seats have been contoured for a perfect fit with the Ness Winged gas tank. Molded from flexible urethane foam for maximum comfort, these seats move the rider back approximately 2” compared to the factory seat. 3/16” ABS thermoformed seat base makes for a perfect fit, and a fully carpeted bottom and rubber bumpers ensures paint protection.

The EZ mount system uses internal rubber mounts for easy installation, needing no tools to take the seat on and off. Available in smooth Solar Reflective Leather or black vinyl/faux suede with double diamond stitching for 08-18 FLHT, FLHR, FLTR and FLHX models with the Ness Winged Custom Fuel Tank. Suggested retail price is $262.95. For more information, go to Drag Specialties or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Ace Cafe Orlando To Detroit On A Special Edition Triumph Thruxton

The Drive Home III is an annual vintage vehicle trek from Orlando Ace Cafe To Detroit. Organized by the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), the drive will include and feature a special edition Triumph Thruxton from Ace Cafe Orlando. Ace Cafe Orlando – the first North American location of the London-based motoring mecca – is a gathering place for people passionate about cars, motorcycles and rock ’n’ roll.

Today January 4, The Drive Home III will cruise into the cafe for bike night, where its drivers will mingle among fellow gearheads and join in the camaraderie among motoring enthusiasts. The morning after, Ace Cafe will also hold a farewell cars and coffee event as the group departs Orlando to Detroit. As The Drive Home III continues its journey north, the Triumph will be highlighted at other gatherings including a stop at Barber Motorsports Park – a world-famous track, home to Barber Motorsports Museum and the Porsche Driving Experience. To learn more about The Drive Home III: Driving the Future, visit American’s Car Museum.

El Dorado 50 State Legal Exhaust System For Harley Milwaukee-Eight™ Touring models

S&S Cycle’s new El Dorado performance exhaust system is a 50 state legal Muffler/Header Package for 2017-2018 Harley-Davidson® M8 powered touring models and is ready to hit the streets. Yes, even in California! The El Dorado is a complete system that includes headers and a set of 4.5″ MK45 mufflers fitted with the latest in S&S designed, high flow cat technology. Much like the automotive industry years back, high flow catalysts have finally made their way to the v-twin space!

The El Dorado Exhaust combines clean styling and an authoritative note with increased torque and horsepower. Fifty state legal (CARB EO# K-010-1), without the performance punishment. Bolt on installation and does not require tuning. Choose from show quality chrome or black ceramic finish and two end cap styles, Thruster or TracerTracer More info at S&S Cycle El Dorado System.

Floorboards By Cobra Engineering

Did you notice that most of today’s cruisers come with rear foot-pegs but rarely rear floorboards? And many passengers prefer floorboards to uncomfortable foot-pegs…

Cobra USA offers these matching rider and passenger floorboards. They replace the stock units and and the rear ones are foldable when not in use. Made either from steel or in some limited fitments billet like the rear.

American Flat Track. All 2017 NBCSN Broadcasts Available For On-Demand Viewing.

Looking to re-experience the grit and bar-banging action of American Flat Track’s 2017 season? You can now watch all 18 NBCSN telecasts from the 2017 season on FansChoice.tv. Watch again as Indian Motorcycle’s Jared Mees wins 10 of 18 races and clinches the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title. Or watch Shayna Texter win five AFT Singles main events – more than any other Singles rider in 2017 – on her way to a third-overall series finish behind AFT Singles champion Kolby Carlile and runner-up Brandon Price. It’s all there, right on your smart TV, computer, tablet or mobile phone.

DAYTONA TT is on March 15, 2018, at the Daytona International Speedway. Tickets start at just $29, and are on sale now via Daytona International Speedways’s Website or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Limited Edition Reinforcer Wheel

The Reinforcer is a 21 inch front wheel that gives a custom look to any late model Harley Touring model motorcycle. Beyond the Reinforcer’s pleasing aesthetics, it was also effectively designed to allow the owner to optimize their factory equipped braking system. This innovative design element saves the buyer hundreds of dollars by eliminating the need to purchase expensive aftermarket brake parts. Made specifically for (but not limited to) all 2014 and up Street Glide and Road Glide models, the Reinforcer immediately gives the bike that sought after stance of a 21” front wheel. In addition, there is no excess material used in any area of the wheel which keeps the Reinforcer lightweight.

In an effort to improve the quality and scope of their distribution, the manufacturer of the Reinforcer recently has sought to align with Sport Chrome and their network of fine dealers. One of the many benefits of Sport Chrome’s involvement in the selling of the Reinforcer wheel is that they are able to place every single Reinforcer wheel through their refined wheel inspection process that has been implemented over the past 17 years. During this time, they have developed a rigorous and precise procedure for inspecting the more than 25,000 wheels that have come through their doors for processing, many of which were manufactured in the same factory that is now making the Reinforcer.

Available in Chrome, Gloss Black and Black/Machined finishes the 21” Reinforcer wheel is in stock and ready for immediate purchase at  Sport Chrome or through one of our many Authorized Dealers. Prices start at $899.00 MSRP. All interested parties should contact Sport Chrome via email at sales@sportchrome.com (Sport Chrome has been providing the highest quality products and plating services to Authorized Dealers in the USA for over 15 years. They offer a Lifetime warranty on any product they finish and sell)

Front Running Light Module For Indian Motorcycles’ Turn Signals

Factory Indian and Victory motorcycles don’t feature front and rear turn signals with the running light feature. NAMZ/Badlands offers to owners of both brands several modules that they can add in minutes to add the running light feature.

Result is added visibility along with the custom setup look everyone is looking for. Call NAMZ/Badlands at 1-877-277-NAMZ for more information about the following modules: ILL-IND-01 for Indian Big Twin models, the new ILL-IND-S rear, run, brake and turn signal module and ILL-IND-FR front running light module. They are 100% Plug-n-Play and use OEM connectors and works with any LED, even stock.

Project Scout For A Millennial

When I saw this Project Scout for the first time, my first thought was for Millennials or Generation Y. If the issue of bringing more of them to the sport of motorcycling is not yet resolved by mc marketers, at least we know for sure that they love authentic adventures and new experiences. This custom bike, a 1983 Yamaha XV750, is all about emphasizing practical outdoor activities from camping to aquatics to hiking and backpacking. Exactly the type of scouting adventures they are looking for to achieve memorable experiences.

As a matter of fact this build was inspired to young custom shop Industrial Moto in Virginia by the rugged off-road look of the old International Scout 4×4 once owned by the shop owners family. Of course, it features a lot of custom parts but in which are embedded electronics programmed and controlled by a smartphone. Let’s no forget that Millennials have embraced technology like no other generation, are technologically extremely savvy and deserve their nickname of “Digital Natives” Continue reading ‘Project Scout For A Millennial’

Happy New Year To All My Readers

Morgan First All-Electric 3-Wheeler To Be Produced in 2018

Two and a half years ago I published the Morgan all-electric EV3 concept. and now it’s almost here with a production scheduled for second quarter 2018 in partnership with Frazer-Nash Energy Systems.The all-electric Morgan features a very low center of gravity (lower than on Evo models), a light weight under 1100 lbs (500 kg), a 56bhp hooked up to a 21kWh lithium battery with a range up to 120 miles. Styling? Mixing 30’s race car and classic motorcycle lines for a very appealing neo-retro design. Morgan Motor Company.

S&S Cycle Adds To Massive Flat Track Contingency Program

American Flat Track, the American’s original extreme sport, has never been so popular with spectators. The 2017 racing season was pretty amazing with the renewed rivalry between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle and the financial and technical support of teams by major brands like S&S Cycle whose high performance exhaust were often seen on the podium last year.

The 18-race calendar for the 2018 season has been announced and the racing year is shaping up to be an epic year with a highly competitive field and the largest contingency program in the history of the sport. This season S&S Cycle expands its efforts to include Kawasaki and Harley powered twins as well as privateer Indian racers (excludes the Indian Motorcycles Wrecking Crew).

Payouts down to 10th place with over $70,000 up for grab and another $5000 for a championship. For the first time, S&S Cycle is also offering a custom exhaust build and dyno tuning session at no additional cost in their Wisconsin facility (by appointment only). All S&S systems are lightweight stainless and all are designed to meet the 105dB sound limit. For more information, check out S&S Cycle Flat Track

“Frozen In Time” By Artist David Uhl

It is David Uhl’s 2018 Holiday Collection new piece.

His mastery of light is on full display here.

All orders must be in by January 1st (Monday) to receive the special pricing below.

Frozen In Time – edition specifics:

– Image size 20×26.5, $895 framed

– Image size 24×32, $1,295 framed

– Image size 30×40, $2,250 framed

To order, contact Greg Rhodes , International Sales Director, Uhl Studios at 303-913-4840

 

If You Feel You Don’t Need A Neutral Indicator Light On Your Bike…

Many want to clean up the look of their bike in eliminating excess wiring. If you wish to remove the neutral switch, this Switch Eliminator will clean up your transmission with a highly polished, stainless steel option.

The ¼” blind allen head design uses an o-ring to seal once tightened from the inside of the trans top cover (of course your bike neutral indicator light will no longer function once installed.) Fits 1984 through 2005 big twin models (P/N) NNSE-P01. MSRP $52.99. NAMZ Custom Cycle Products,

Genuine Red Rapide And Original Condition Knucklehead, Along With Exemplary SS80, 750S America, Several Racing Ducatis And More At Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

First was the Australian speed record-making and multiple race-winning 1951 Vincent Black Lightning owned and ridden by Jack Ehret – unquestionably one of the most important motorcycles in existence. Now Bonhams is pleased to announce the addition of further rare and important motorcycles to highlight its famous January event.

From the hallowed Vincent marque, a brand for which Bonhams holds the world auction record, is a matching numbers 1950 Rapide Series C Touring Model in original Chinese Red, one of just 76 ever produced. In highly original condition, this rare machine will be accompanied by another highly desirable Vincent, a matching numbers 1950 Black Shadow Series C. Also English, and also tremendously sought after, is a 1926 Brough Superior SS80 from one of the most legendary motorcycle manufacturers in history.

From the United States is truly a standout machine – a 1938 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead in original, unrestored, running condition. Just two owners from new, it was purchased by the vendor from the son of the original owner. With the interest in Knuckleheads having exploded recently, this time-warp motorcycle is sure to bring strong interest. Continue reading ‘Genuine Red Rapide And Original Condition Knucklehead, Along With Exemplary SS80, 750S America, Several Racing Ducatis And More At Bonhams Las Vegas Auction’

A New BSA Motorcycle To Be Released in 2018 in US, UK, Italy And India

On November 25th, I reported that automotive giant Mahindra from India had purchased outright the British BSA brand name and all the rights attached to it. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, confirmed the arrival of a new BSA model which is currently under development by Tweeting a picture of this old BSA. Probably the inspiration for the new one to be both modern and retro. Mahindra also confirmed its intention to launch Jawa bikes in India by early 2019

The Pingel Guzzler Fuel Valve

Your carburetor craving for more fuel? The Guzzler fuel valve delivers an impressive 211 ounces of fuel per minute (works with gasoline, methanol or nitromethane).

Fine tune your fuel valve by choosing among several inlet (3/8 NPT, 22 mm HD thread, 5/16 hose, etc) and outlet size setups. For durability the Guzzler is manufactured from aircraft aluminum then hardcoat anodized for durability (no reserve). At Pingel Online.

New HEX Air Cleaner By Burly Brand

The HEX air cleaner is made from strong, stamped steel and finished in a textured black powder-coat or chrome finish. It offers a thin profile for right knee clearance with smooth edges for no pant snags. The air cleaner features oil breather bolts that route heat and chemical resistant, flexible tubing through the unit and back to the intake manifold for minimal oil seep. Available in black powder-coat or chrome finish. Interchangeable steel faceplates available. Replacement filter available. MSRP $174.95.  At Burly Brand.

Triumph Motorcycles Group Limited FY17 Results

Triumph Motorcycles Group Limited has announced its financial results for the financial year 2017. 2017, Triumph grew global revenues by £90.9m to £498.5m with profit before exceptional costs increasing by £8.1m to £24.7m.(£1 = $1.34)

Merry Christmas

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

A surge In The sale Of Its Bikes Abroad Pushed Triumph Profits Ahead by 50%. Triumph Sold 63,400 Motorcycles In 2017. The 9,400 it sold in the UK represents a record for the company, shrugs off the gloom in the British motorcycle trade where sales this year have fallen by 15 per cent and puts Triumph as the leading big bike brand in the 500cc-plus sector. Triumph is buoyed by the launches of their new Bonneville bikes, with specific praise and recognition being lavished onto the Bobber model.

Harley-Davidson Files Lawsuit Against Clothing Company Affliction. Harley Davidson says Affliction is stealing part of its brand. The suit alleges California-based Affliction Clothing Company is using Harley’s “bar and shield” logo without proper permission. Harley argues the clothing line infringed on the rights to the logo, which is registered to Harley-Davidson. Harley is asking for a jury to determine its case.

Vance & Hines Signs Two-Year Sponsorship Agreement With American Flat Track. Longtime AFT partner Vance & Hines has agreed to a sizable and significant two-year sponsorship renewal with American Flat Track for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The deal makes Vance & Hines once again the Presenting Sponsor of the AFT Twins class for 2018 and 2019. It also names Vance & Hines the Official Exhaust Partner and Official Performance Partner of American Flat Track for those two years. “There’s never been a better time to be involved in Flat Track racing,” said Terry Vance, Chairman of Vance & Hines. “The sport continues to grow and the youth today are buying 750cc twin cylinder motorcycles….and that’s right where Vance & Hines wants to be. This is the best two-wheel racing in the country, and we’re proud to return as the Presenting Sponsor of the AFT Twins class for two more years.”

Harley-Davidson To Spend Half-Million Dollars in 2018 To Win Back The Flat Track Racing Crown From Indian. Harley-Davidson was dealt a stunning upset in 2017 after Indian Motorcycle returned to the circuit following a more-than-60-year absence. With the Scout FTR750 bike, Indian got 14 total wins, 37 podium appearances, and six podium sweeps. In fact, Indian racer Jared Mees alone set a single-season record of 17 podium appearances. The humiliating defeat is undoubtedly why Harley-Davidson, one of the official partners of American Flat Track, recently announced it was posting $562,500 for its 2018 American Flat Track contingency program, the largest contingency ever put up in the 65-year history of flat-track racing. To put that in perspective, two years ago, the bike maker’s entire program was only $96,000.

American Flat Track. Nearly $2 Million In Contingency Posted For 2018 Season. On the heels of record-breaking contingency postings from Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle (two of the biggest in flat track history), American Flat Track is nearing the $2 million mark in rider contingency, with generous postings from long-time series partners and supporters of the sport: Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Sunoco, Arai Helmet, S&S Cycle, Husqvarna Motorcycles, American Honda, Yamaha Motor Corp., Kawasaki Motor Corp. and more coming soon.



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