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Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 3)

Each rally will feature excess. It’s true for people and motorcycles. But as Somerset Maugham said: “Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” From excess to simplicity, the 76th Daytona Bike Week gives you again all what you need to feed your desire for admiration, critic and inspiration. A few more pictures to try to illustrate this point (photos Horst Roesler, Manfred Graf, Regina Spring)
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Joke Of The week


1- Don’t worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
2- If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
3- Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
4- If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
5- Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
6- Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.
7- There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.
8- If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.
9- Good judgement comes from bad experience…and most of that comes from bad judgement.
10- Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
11- If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.
12- We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our butt, then things just keep getting worse.
13- Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
14- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 2)

After a rainy Monday & Tuesday, forecast is for sunny days until the end of the week, but with very chilly temperatures. Mood remains excellent among vendors and participants, especially when thinking of those in the Northeast experiencing storm Stella and more than a foot of snow…The main bike shows and competitions start today Wednesday. Stay tuned for more visual reports from the Sunny State. (photos @ Horst Roesler, Manfred Graf and Regina Spring)
More pictures after the jump. Continue reading ‘Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 2)’

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New Kuryakyn Signature Series By Custom Builder Jim Nasi

The latest world-class builder featured in the Kuryakyn® Signature Series is none other than Jim Nasi of Jim Nasi Customs, Inc., a true pioneer of custom motorcycles and components. Jim Nasi Customs has established a reputation for awe-inspiring concepts, intelligent engineering, and clean, unfiltered style. The collection currently includes a trio of competitively priced high-quality components designed with original Jim Nasi styling.

Smooth Dash Console by Jim Nasi.
It’s a direct bolt-on replacement featuring quality aluminum construction. A unique, flowing design hugs the tank’s contours for a full custom appearance, without having to go the expensive stretched tank route. The console uses existing mounts for hassle-free installation, and the gloss black finish can be easily prepped to paint-match custom color themes. Finish the look off with the new Kuryakyn Flush Mount Pop-Up Gas Caps (P/N 7177 – gloss black, 7178 – Chrome), sold separately. Fits the following models with center fill tank and without CB port: ’08-’17 Electra Glides, Road Glides, Street Glides & Street Glide Trikes. • P/N 5688 Chrome, 5689 Gloss Black. MSRP: $199.99. w

Signature Series Horn Replacement Accent by Jim Nasi.
This accent delivers a streamlined look to the left side of Twin Cam Touring models. This v-shaped accent fills the gap between cylinder heads, mounting tight to the motor for a sleek custom appearance in place of the factory cowbell cover and horn assembly. Constructed from lightweight and durable ABS polymer with stainless steel JNC “N” logo. Installs easily with included steel mounting bracket reusing factory motor mount bolts, but requires relocation of the horn assembly. Fits ’08-’16 Electra Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings, Street Glides & Trikes. • P/N 5687 Chrome, 5695 Gloss Black. MSRP: $99.99. Continue reading ‘New Kuryakyn Signature Series By Custom Builder Jim Nasi’

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to Give Away Indian Scout Sixty Customized by Roland Sands and Carey Hart

Creative motorcycle madmen Roland Sands and Carey Hart are molding identical 2017 Indian Scout Sixty motorcycles into wicked racing machines for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. Before being given to two fans on the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Main Stage these two hooligan race bikes, known as the “Evil Twins,” will face off during the RSD Super Hooligan races presented by Indian Motorcycle at the Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede on Wed., Aug. 9.

Moto StampedeTM giveaway bikes come complete with hooligan race battle scars and wild stories. You just can’t buy a bike with history like that, but you could win one by entering below. Fans may enter to win the bikes online now by going HERE.

“The stories these Evil Twins will tell will be unlike any others out there,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Designed, built and raced by the biggest names in motorcycling and racing, these Indian motorcycles will sport real battle scars from having been run in Super Hooligan races. You just can’t buy a bike with history like that, but you could win one.”

“The Scout Sixty is already a force to be reckoned with, and now Roland and Carey’s modifications will truly add to the fun that can be had on these bikes,” said Reid Wilson, marketing director for Indian Motorcycle. “We can’t wait to give away these bikes on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage and pass on the good times after the Moto Stampede races.”

Breaking News. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc Lost Trademark Damage Award Of $912,500. Alleged Rights To Sturgis Name Challenged Again

All Damages Against Rushmore Photo & Gifts and Wal-Mart Stores are dismissed in a high-profile Sturgis Trademark Lawsuit.

Rushmore Photo & Gifts, Inc. (RPG), the Niemann family, and Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart) are celebrating a victory over Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRI) in a controversial, six-year trademark dispute over the name “Sturgis. On March 10, the Court found that RPG and Walmart had valid equitable defenses to SMRI’s trademark claims. The Court vacated and dismissed the entire jury damage award of $912,500 ruling that “SMRI is barred from recovering damages and profits from the defendants for the time period prior to October 30, 2015.”

RPG was sued by SMRI in June of 2011 for infringement of its alleged trademarks, which include the name “Sturgis.” In response, RPG, a Rapid City family-owned business that has sold Sturgis-rally-related merchandise for over 30 years, argued that SMRI’s claims were barred by the equitable doctrines of laches and acquiescence. The Court agreed. The Court, however, also upheld SMRI’s trademark rights – at least for the time being.

“We are very pleased with the ruling of the Court,” said Brian Niemann, co-owner of RPG. “However, we intend to continue the challenge against the validity of SMRI’s alleged rights and will appeal that part of the ruling.” Continue reading ‘Breaking News. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc Lost Trademark Damage Award Of $912,500. Alleged Rights To Sturgis Name Challenged Again’

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Postcards From 2017 Daytona Bike Week (Part 1)

Walking miles of vendor alleys at the Speedway, Beach Street and Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona. Meeting with industry friends. Talking to new ones. Exchanging ideas with custom builders. Men and women at work. Accepting selfies with readers and fans. But also writing at night for too little sleep… I know, a life that many among you may envy… These are my first postcards from Daytona Bike Week. (photos @ Horst Roesler, Manfred Graf, Regina Spring for Cyril Huze)

Legends for people (from right to left, top to bottom): Daytona Cop, Cyril Huze front of David Uhl’s paintings, Baker Drivetrain team, Holger Mohr President of Kuryakyn with Fench winners of a contest (1st trip to the USA), Judd Hollifield President of Rinehart Racing, Mike Corbin owner of Corbin Seats, Custom Builder Warren Lane with Promoter Carrie Repp, Bearn’re and Cyril Huze, Man at work, Vanessa Nay with Cyril Huze,  Custom Builder Jim Nasi, Rikki Battistini, Cyril Huze with Stewart Beyer from J&P Cycles.

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain

For the second-year, Indian Motorcycle partnered with Jack Daniel’s to have a custom Bagger designed by Klock Works Custom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota. The motorcycle brings together two brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality, and ingenuity. The Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain conveys an intimidating presence while maintaining an ultra-premium look.  Designed with a sleek, aggressive style, this extremely limited edition motorcycle is sure to turn heads.

The 100 individually numbered motorcycles offer a wide array of custom details, highlighted by a one-of-a-kind white and black crystal paint job with charcoal colored accents inspired by Jack Daniel’s unique charcoal-mellowing process. A host of Jack Daniel’s “Old No. 7” logos and custom badging are interspersed throughout the bike, including “logoed” billet driver and passenger floorboards, leather tank pouch, aluminum tank console with motorcycle number, and unique cam, primary and air intake covers. The crowning detail is a handmade, pure silver Jack Daniel’s horn cover badge, hand-crafted by the team at Montana Silversmith, exclusively developed and produced only for this motorcycle.  The bike also carries an inscription of Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra to remind riders that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately.

In addition to the bike’s unique custom-branded accents, the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain also features a 19-inch, contrast cut front wheel with an open fender and a host of premium touring amenities including LED headlight and driving lights, power adjustable flare windshield, gloss black front and rear highway bar, 200-watt premium audio system with fairing and saddlebag speakers, and Indian Motorcycle’s proprietary Ride Command™ infotainment system. Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain’

Road Legal Salt Lake Racer

The Triumph Street Twin is the most contemporary and financially accessible Bonneville. A modern classic powered by the critically acclaimed high torque 900cc engine and designed by the factory as a perfect starting point to build your own custom bike. Logically, it’s the model that dealers had to use in a “Triumph Dealer Custom Built Competition (equivalent in its principle to Harley’s Battle Of The Kings) You are looking at the work of Dutch dealer Triumph Groningen, the unanimous winner of this creative confrontation with a stunning interpretation of the pre-sixties Café Racers and Salt Lake Racers.

This racer was built by Netherlands based Triumph Groningen’s owner Leonard in collaboration with Rinaldo, a very experienced metal fabricator. They immediately agreed on producing a machine with hand-crafted parts, looking like it has run a dozen times on the salts of Bonneville, but still road legal without modifications and keeping its modern functionality when ridden before and after the race. Continue reading ‘Road Legal Salt Lake Racer’

2017 Daytona Bike Week. Season Opening American Flat Track Racing. Indian Motorcycle’s Wrecking Crew Is Back On The Scout FTR750.

If you are in Daytona, please go. I will see you there. If you are not, NBC Sport (NBCSN) will air the races in a one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday night March 16 and on all Thursday nights throughout all 18 rounds of the 2017 season.

2017 Daytona Bike Week. The Sunshine AMCA National Swap Meet

For those already present at Daytona Bike Week during its first weekend, the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) swap meet is a great event to visit. As you already heard, you meet the nicest people on Antique Motorcycles…

Held Friday and Saturday March 10 and 11 in Smyrna Beach, the Meet is dedicated to preserving and fostering the enthusiasm for antique motorcycles. It’s a great medium for meeting great people, exchanging information and of course buying antique parts. A few views of this gathering. (photos @ M. Graf, H. Roesler)
Continue reading ‘2017 Daytona Bike Week. The Sunshine AMCA National Swap Meet’

Indian Motorcycle Daytona Bike Week Party Kickoff

Yesterday Friday evening, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, motorcycle industry VIP’s and celebrities gathered for a Daytona Bike week kickoff party and to witness the unveiling of 6 custom builds based on the Indian Chieftain. 3 from Carey Hart, Paul Yaffe, and Brian Klock, and 3 others built by Indian dealers. Because it was very difficult to photograph all these bikes in full at night, I will release new complete photos in the coming days.

Before introducing each builder and their creations, President Of Indian Motorcycles Steve Menneto confirmed intensive plans to release many new models during the next 2 years. Because 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro setting in Bonneville the Indian record of 183.59 mph or 305.89 km/h in the under 1000 cc class, be ready for very special Indian events, celebrations and models during the second half of the year. Can’t tell you more right now…(photos @ H. Roesler, M. Graf, R. Spring)

Jason Jessee Signature Series Grips

Jason Jesse is known across multiple subcultures, including skateboarding and motorcycling, with skills and style in all of them. Jessee and Lowbrow Customs partnered to market these Signature Series Waffle Grips. Lowbrow Customs already offers three dozen styles of handlebar grips for your motorcycle, ranging from traditional to very unique. The Jason Jessee Signature Series grips are available in three classic colors as accents to a wide variety of bikes. Either Cork, Natural Gum and Black. They are available for both 1″ and 7/8″ handlebars. $24.95 per pair. For more details or to order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit Lowbrow Customs.

Joke Of The Week

The funniest Staff Meeting…

The boss of a Madison Avenue advertising agency called a spontaneous staff meeting in the middle of a particularly stressful week. (This is one pretty sharp boss!) When everyone gathered, the boss, who understood the benefits of having fun to relax, told the burned out staff the purpose of the meeting was to have a quick contest.

The theme: Viagra advertising slogans. The only rule was they had to use past American ad slogans, originally written for other products and capturing the essence of Viagra. Slight variations were acceptable. About 7 minutes later, they turned in their suggestions and created a top 10 list. With all the laughter and camaraderie, the rest of the week went very well for everyone! The top 10 were: Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’

Cobra 4-Inch Slip-On With Contrast Cut Tip For Harley-Davidson Baggers

This is a four-inch diameter muffler with a mechanical core that has a tone similar to the Cobra 909 Twins mufflers. It comes equipped with a machined aluminum tip, finished in black with machined contrasting cuts. The new Cobra logo is stamped on the right hand side muffler.

Available in chrome with black tip and black with black tip. These new mufflers started to ship the first week of March. Fitments include: 1995-2016 and 2017 17 H-D Baggers. (Not legal for sale or use in California or any pollution controlled motor vehicles) MSRP $776.95 (in black). Available through Bikers Choice and Drag Specialties. At Cobra USA Tel 741-692-8180

The All-new Star Silver over Thunder Black Two-Tone Scout

Just a reminder that the Scout – offered until now in red. black or white – is offered in a two-tone Star Silver over Thunder Black with gold piping. Last year, Indian Motorcycle invested heavily in a brand new paint facility in Spearfish, South Dakota. The result of that means Indian can now produce motorcycles in more colors and finishes, not only for the Scout but also across the entire line-up.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

American Flat Track Racing. Battle Of The 2 Sponsors. Harley-Davidson And Indian. Harley-Davidson® Motor Company is the Official Motorcycle of AFT Twins as part of an expanded, multi-year partnership renewal. Harley is the entitlement sponsor for eight rounds on the calendar. Indian Motorcycle will sponsor six American Flat Track events. Both companies will be integral partners one the one-hour, tape delayed NBC Sport broadcasts. All AFT events are also streamed live on

Florida Has The Most Motorcycle Fatalities In The USA. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration motorcycle fatalities in Florida rose 30% between 2014 and 2015. Motorcyclists accounted for 20% of motor vehicle fatalities in the state, yet motorcycles only account for 3% of registered vehicles. In 2015, 606 people died and 9,045 were injured in motorcycle crashes on Florida roads. Watch out during this Daytona Bike Week.

Ducati Unveils Financing Program Looking Like Leasing For 2017 Model Motorcycles. The program for American consumers, which launched March 1, applies to all 2017 Ducati models through Ducati Premier Financing. “This is just one more tool Ducati is using to position our motorcycles to be] more accessible to a broader array of riders,” Jason Chinnock, Ducati North America’s Chief Executive, said. The financing looks like a leasing option with the owners having the option to sell the motorcycle privately, trade for a newer model, or pay it off. There are no wear-and-tear or mileage restrictions, and consumers can opt for a shorter trading cycle if they would like to trade-in for a newer model. Accessories can also be added. This financing option was used last year by Harley-Davidson offering for $7 a day a brand new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster model.

The New 2017 Harley Street-Rod Has Arrived. To Tackle The City Streets.

Beginning its big plan to launch 50 new models over 5 years, Harley-Davidson is debuting the new Street-Rod, a middle-weight motorcycle that the company says is built for maneuvering on congested city streets. Street-fighter inspired, the new model starts with the all-new High-Output Revolution X Engine – bred from the same stock as the engine Harley built for the XG750R flat track racer Harley is bringing to the Pro Circuit this year. You get a 43mm inverted front fork, piggyback shocks, dual-disc front brakes and a scooped racing seat. “Go fast. Lean hard. Leave traffic in your dust” could be the official slogan for this new Street-Rod.

Mathew Weber, chief engineer for the Street Rod for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, said the new model “is the most nimble motorcycle in the current Harley-Davidson line-up. The Street Rod will put the thrill in any urban commute. We’ve paired the potent new High Output Revolution X 750 engine with a revised chassis and up-rated suspension components to make the Street Rod quick, light-handling and easy to ride.”

The Street-Rod is dark, gets a strong H-D racing blood line with the objective of stirring the rebel soul of youngsters. From a marketing perspective, this new model join the Street and the Sportster in the entry level category where the future of all motorcycle manufacturers’ future is being built. Positioned as the sporting standard for young riders, it was logical for Harley-Davidson to use the XG750 flat-track racing platform to create a motorcycle putting the thrill in any urban commute. Continue reading ‘The New 2017 Harley Street-Rod Has Arrived. To Tackle The City Streets.’

Avon Tires Launching A Consumer Reward Program. A $50 Pre-Paid Card For Buying A Set Of Cobra Tires..

Beginning March 1 through April 30, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) is offering a consumer reward program. Customers receive a $50 prepaid card by mail when they purchase a set of two qualifying Avon Cobra tires, or a $20 prepaid card when they purchase a front Cobra tire (AV71) and $30 prepaid card when they purchase a rear Cobra tire (AV72).

“This rewards program is a great way for customers to save on our extremely popular Cobra tires,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “The Cobra tread design resists uneven wear and tracking on irregular road surfaces, while the distinctive snakeskin effect sidewall makes these tires a real head turner.”

Avon’s Cobra tires offer style and performance for cruisers, customs and tourers by incorporating sports tire technology for nimble handling with special construction for heavy loads. Available in extra wide sizes for custom bikes, the incredible stability and longevity of Avon’s Cobra tires make them ideal for touring. The reward program is also available for Cobra Trike tires and Cobra White Wall tires.

All Cobra tires come with a Road Hazard Warranty and a 15,000-mile warranty. The Avon customer rewards program is available through participating dealers in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about the Consumer Rewards Program from Avon, go to Avon Moto.

Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept

It looks like most industrial designers working on cars can’t resist testing their skills on 2 wheelers. As I showed before, with more or less success at understanding what it takes to make a motorcycle work like a motorcycle. Featured here is the work of Moscow-based designer Maxim Burov for Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg. A concept bike with body enclosed gas tank and engine currently at the stage of being built as a working prototype.

2017 Bike week. Custom Baggers. Indian Demos. Displays. Giveways.

Indian Motorcycle® just announced a comprehensive Daytona Bike Week experience that includes a custom bagger showcase, demo rides for all new 2017 models, and a 2017 Chieftain sweepstakes. From Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain bagger on Main Street to the all-new Roadmaster Classic at the Speedway, Indian Motorcycle will have a presence throughout Daytona for all Bike Week-goers to enjoy.

As I already told you, Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew,” backed by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance and featuring one of the most stacked lineups in flat track racing history, will make its debut at the American Flat Track season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 16. The team includes 2016 Champion Bryan Smith, along with two of the sports most decorated riders, Brad Baker and Jared Mees. The team will be armed with Indian’s Scout FTR750 for what is certain to be an unforgettable season.

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Display at Main Street (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)
See what’s new from Indian Motorcycle and enter to win a 2017 Chieftain. The two Indian dealers who recorded the most votes for their custom Chieftain bagger during a two-week ‘Project Chieftain’ voting period will be proudly displayed on Main Street during Bike Week alongside Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain build.

Displays and Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily Saturday 3/11 – Saturday 3/18; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m. Indian Motorcycle will have a significant presence at Daytona International Speedway where attendees can view a variety of displays, including: • Entire 2017 Indian Motorcycle lineup, accessories and apparel. • Custom Chieftain baggers from Indian dealers who participated in the ‘Project Chieftain’ contest • Carey Hart’s Scout Hooligan race bike • Indian Motorcycle’s premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750 – which will offer a flat track display for photo opportunities for fans.

Additionally, Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2017 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout, Indian Chieftain, Indian Roadmaster Classic, among others. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Flat Track Opening Ceremony (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.).
Ceremony festivities commence at 6pm on Thursday, March 16, celebrating Indian Motorcycle’s return to Flat Track for the 2017 AMA Season. Continue reading ‘2017 Bike week. Custom Baggers. Indian Demos. Displays. Giveways.’

Do You Want To Become An Amateur Or Professional Triumph Racer?

Triumph Motorcycles America just revealed it’s 2017 Racer Support Program, offering riders the opportunity to purchase a Daytona 675R at a reduced price for participation in any national amateur or professionally sanctioned race series. The Triumph Racer Support Program offers Daytona 675Rs available for purchase at $10,000. With the purchase of a motorcycle through this program, parts will be offered at a reduced cost of 50% off retail pricing for the 2017 racing season.

The powerful Triumph Daytona 675R, features a triple motor, Öhlins TTX rear suspension and NIX30 fork cartridges, paired with Brembo Monobloc calipers and a Triumph quick-shifter standard, creates a bike that’s ready to take on the fiercest competition on the track with minimal changes needed. Continue reading ‘Do You Want To Become An Amateur Or Professional Triumph Racer?’

Spotlight Bar For Harley FLH With 38º Rake

Raked touring bikes require an extended nacelle and a custom bar to hold all your front lighting, spotlights and turn signals.

For all 38°-rake Harley touring FLH models, Headwinds – still the leader in custom headlights after 25 years – offers this custom Spotlight & Turn Signal Bar. Available in polish, chrome and black. Price upon request. At Headwinds Tel. 626-359-8044

Save the Date. 13th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 7-9, 2017

lajolla2Celebrating its 13th year the weekend of Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be returning to the stunning shores of La Jolla. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile and motorcycle showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning enthusiasts from around the globe.

lajolla1La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is an incredible weekend of prestigious automotive events; it is also an opportunity to experience the chic allure of La Jolla’s Avenues, which exudes first class hospitality, magnificent boutiques and world-class cuisine. The 2017 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will feature Packard as the honored marque. Regarding motorcycles, you can register yours in one of 6 different classes: American Pre War, American Post War, European Pre War, European Post War, Japanese Pre and Post War, Preservation Class. Continue reading ‘Save the Date. 13th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 7-9, 2017′

Vance & Hines Power Duals for 2017 Touring Models

2017powerdualshoslipon12017powerdualshoslipon2Designed for the 2017 Harley FL lineup, these Power Duals integrates an exclusive Vance & Hines Power Chamber hidden behind a contoured heat shield that generates more horsepower and torque than stock.

This new right side design eliminates the heat issues on the left side for the passenger, routing hot exhaust gases below the foot peg and protecting vital engine components and side covers from heat damage. The Power Duals is fitted with 12mm/18mm oxygen sensor ports making it a seamless power upgrade from stock. Available in Chrome Finish (for closed course competition only. Not intended for street use) At Vance & Hines.

A Visit To Warren Lane. Custom Builder. Vintage Racer.

Last week, I made a pit stop at Atomic Metalsmith, Warren Lane’s custom shop in south Miami. Objective was to check out his latest works, in particular the custom 1917 Indian Powerplus that he will first exhibit at his own show in Daytona called “True Grit” (Sunday March 12), then race at the Smyrna Beach paved racetrack at the inaugural “Sons Of Speed” race (Saturday March 18) imagined by his brother Billy Lane.

“Sons Of speed” rules require an original or hand-built chassis fitted with a pre-1925 1000cc American V-Twin engine. Riders have complete freedom to customize bars, exhaust, fenders if any, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks. But as Warren explained to me, he wanted to go even beyond that… Continue reading ‘A Visit To Warren Lane. Custom Builder. Vintage Racer.’

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