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Five Women, Their Harleys And A Camera For A Memorable Coast-To-Coast Ride.

HDwomen-riders1Harley-Davidson is currently celebrating the strong and confident women who ride a motorcycle by supporting renowned photographer and motorcyclist Lana MacNaughton and the Highway Runaways Ride. Distinguished for her “Women’s Moto Exhibit,” MacNaughton is leading four of her closest female friends on a cross country Harley-Davison motorcycle journey that started July 3 from The Shop in Brooklyn, New York to end after a four-week tour in San Francisco.

HDwomen-riders2The Highway Runaways Ride is inspired by the infamous Avis and Effie Hotchkiss ride in 1915, when the mother and daughter became the first women to ride their Harley-Davidson motorcycle across the U.S. Many women have blazed their own trail in the sport of motorcycling, and MacNaughton leads a modern day celebration of how women riders are unleashing their rebellious spirit and living life on their terms. Like the Hotchkiss ride 100-years ago, the Highway Runaways Ride is also being powered by Harley-Davidson. Continue reading ‘Five Women, Their Harleys And A Camera For A Memorable Coast-To-Coast Ride.’

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Harley-Davidson Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Results. Still Affected By Currency-Driven Competitive Pressures. Beat Wall Street Expectations.

Cyril-Huze-Harley-StockThis morning before the opening bell, Harley-Davidson reported its second quarter 2015 earnings results. Results are in line with company lower expectations following Harley-Davidson’s decision in April to lower motorcycle shipments from initial projections for 2015 in light of currency-driven competitive pressures in the U.S. and the company’s commitment to manage supply in line with demand.

Harley-Davidson Inc.’s stock HOG surged 2.8% in premarket trade this Tuesday July 21, 2015, after the motorcycle maker beat Wall Street profit and sales expectations. (The stock had tumbled 17% year to date through Monday, while the S&P 500 had gained 3.4%)

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share were $1.44 compared to EPS of $1.62 in the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $299.8 million on consolidated revenue of $1.82 billion compared to net income of $354.2 million on consolidated revenue of $2.00 billion in the year-ago period. Second-quarter results are in line with company expectations following Harley-Davidson’s decision in April to lower motorcycle shipments from initial projections for 2015 in light of currency-driven competitive pressures in the U.S. and the company’s commitment to manage supply in line with demand.

HarleylogosXmallDealer new motorcycle sales were down 1.4 percent worldwide for the second quarter compared to the year-ago period, but gained momentum as the quarter progressed.

“In the face of a tough competitive environment, driven mostly by currency and greater competitive activity, we are leveraging our many strengths and meeting the challenge head on,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc. “Our actions during the quarter have had a positive impact. We are encouraged by the momentum at retail as the quarter progressed, both in the U.S. and internationally.”

“We are confident in the strength of our business and the strategies we have in place to maintain our industry leadership and grow our business over the long term,” said Levatich. “Our singular focus on the customer through unrivaled products, unique experiences and our expanding dealer network is the bedrock we are building on to continue to grow our reach and impact with customers across the globe.”

HarleylogosXmallRetail Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales.

Dealers worldwide sold 88,931 new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in the second quarter of 2015 compared to 90,218 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter. In the U.S., dealers sold 57,790 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the quarter compared to sales of 58,225 motorcycles in the year-ago period.

In international markets, dealers sold 31,141 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the second quarter compared to 31,993 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with sales up 16.6 percent in the Asia Pacific region and down 8.9 percent in the EMEA region, 2.6 percent in the Latin America region and 9.9 percent in Canada.

HarleylogosXmallHarley-Davidson Motorcycles and Related Products Segment Results

Operating income from motorcycles and related products (the “motorcycles segment”) decreased 19.6 percent to $380.6 million during the quarter compared to operating income of $473.3 million in the year-ago period. Operating income in the quarter was impacted primarily by lower motorcycle shipments and unfavorable foreign currency exchange.

Second-quarter revenue from motorcycles decreased 11.6 percent to $1.31 billion compared to revenue of $1.48 billion in the year-ago period. The company shipped 85,172 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide during the quarter compared to shipments of 92,217 motorcycles in the year-ago period, in line with guidance.

Revenue from motorcycle parts and accessories was $256.8 million during the quarter, down 5.4 percent, and revenue from general merchandise, which includes MotorClothes® apparel and accessories, was $77.5 million, up 1.5 percent compared to the year-ago period.

Gross margin was 39.2 percent in the second quarter of 2015 compared to 39.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014. Second-quarter operating margin for the motorcycles segment was 23.1 percent compared to operating margin of 25.8 percent in last year’s second quarter.

Year-to-date in 2015, dealers sold 145,592 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles worldwide compared to 147,633 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with retail unit sales down 0.7 percent in the U.S., up 7.8 percent in the Asia Pacific region, and down 7.7 percent in the EMEA region, 1.2 percent in the Latin America region and 4.8 percent in Canada compared to the year-ago period.

Through six months, the company shipped 164,761 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide, a 4.7 percent decrease compared to the year-ago period. Six-month revenue from motorcycles was down 8.0 percent to $2.56 billion, revenue from parts and accessories decreased 6.2 percent to $440.7 million and revenue from general merchandise increased 2.5 percent to $143.9 million compared to the first six months of 2014. Gross margin through six months was 39.1 percent, and operating margin was 23.0 percent compared to 38.6 percent and 24.1 percent respectively in the year-ago period. Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Results. Still Affected By Currency-Driven Competitive Pressures. Beat Wall Street Expectations.’

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Triumph To Auction Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World Scrambler

JurassicScrambler_16On July 23rd, Triumph Motorcycles will auction the iconic Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt the global summer blockbuster Jurassic World. The bespoke bike, featured racing alongside Raptors in the film, will be sold by eBay to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to Triumph’s nominated fundraising partner, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Three Scramblers were customised for the film. One was presented to Chris Pratt as a gift after filming, the second is displayed at Triumph’s headquarters in the UK and a third is up for auction. This auction gives motorcycle collectors and Jurassic World enthusiasts alike the chance to own a piece of rare and authentic cinematic memorabilia.

The Scrambler is based on the brand’s iconic Bonneville model, combining classic off-road influences with the Hinckley firm’s signature twin cylinder, 865cc engine. Triumph has been a long-standing favorite of Hollywood superstars past and present including; Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando and more recently Bradley Cooper, George Clooney and Ryan Reynolds. Please click the link below to view Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World Diaries, in which he rides the Scrambler, which will be auctioned. The auction will go live on eBay at 7pm GMT on Thursday, July 23rd, and will be live for ten days only. A certificate of authenticity will be included in the purchase. Continue reading ‘Triumph To Auction Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World Scrambler’

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Adjustable Pullback Bars for 2015 Road Glide

2015-KlipBecause no two riders have the same exact morphology or share the same exact riding position, these adjustable “Klip Hanger” handlebars for 2015 Road Glide.,let you adjust the control/grip portion to be positioned exactly where you want your hands to be. Then you lock this position into place with the same system clip-on race bars utilize.

They are taller than stock HD Road Glide bars. Also available for Victory & Indian touring models. Black bars with chrome hardware and polished billet aluminum dome bar end caps. Installation instructions included. MSRP $449.95-$459.95. At Klock Kustom Baggers.

First Annual Sturgis Aidan’s Ride

aidanrideThe first annual Aidan’s Ride Sturgis, a charity motorcycle ride organized to fight ALD, will take place August 6, 2015, during the 75th anniversary of the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally®. It will consist of a 75-mile ride starting from 1801 Lazelle St. Sturgis, SD around Bear Butte and ending at the Buffalo Chip Crossroads with a catered brunch. Register HERE

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an inherited x-linked genetic disease that affects all neurological functions and reduces those afflicted with it to a vegetative state that persists until death. Aidan Jack Seeger was just six years old when he was diagnosed with ALD in 2011. He succumbed to the disease in April of 2012. Had he been diagnosed at birth, he could have undergone treatment that would have arrested the disease and allowed him to live a full life. Continue reading ‘First Annual Sturgis Aidan’s Ride’

Old Speedway Racing Inspired And Superbly Crafted

0LC1LCChallenging conventionalism and exploring the unfamiliar to honor individuality should be the motto of all custom builders. On each of their creations… Among those who succeed, project after project, is Jeremy Cupp from LC Fabrications. A builder with a “can-do” attitude, always avid to learn new skills to create his 2-wheel dreams.

“Seven”, his latest creation, is a successful exercise in engineering from parts that never met before on the same motorcycle. A very innovative machine loosely inspired by the Harley-Davidson CAC Speedway bike used in the 1930’s by brave men racing under the lights on tight dirt or cinder ovals in the golden age of speedway racing.

2LC3LCTo create an original timeless new racer inspired by the old ones while still respecting the tradition and the craftsmanship of an era gone by, is not easy task. As always on all his projects, Jeremy Cupp started by choosing engine and wheels. For rolling with the correct stance, a pair of tall ones, 23″ front and 21″ rear was an obvious choice. For motor, evidently a vertical single, but of course not something off the shelf. An admirer of the work done a few years ago by Chris Barber with his “DesmoHarley” engine (putting Ducati 900ss Desmo heads on a pair of Axtell cylinders, Carillo Rods with flat top Keith Black pistons) Jeremy decided to create his own motor, using a 2001 Buell Blast (500 cc) as his starting point.

4LC5LCThe “Seven” (because it’s LC Fabrications 7th very fancy project) is built with the kind of engine that will make motor heads all twitchy just looking at it. As Jeremy describes his work: “The entire cam-chest was modified to use a series of idler gears to drive the lower belt pulley. The Ducati 750 ss cylinder head had also been heavily modified to take its place on top of the factory Buell cylinder. And in order to set the engine vertical instead of forward leaning, I “back-halfed”the cases and mated up a 1959 pre-unit Triumph transmission which I modified to use a hydraulic clutch slave from a modern Triumph…” Shifting is one down, three up.  Continue reading ‘Old Speedway Racing Inspired And Superbly Crafted’

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Clear Bullet Velocity Stacks

1bulletfiltreA young French company created by brothers Philippe and Thomas Blot just released a series of clear velocity stacks made of billet aluminum and of “borosilicate”, a kind of Pyrex, but even more resistant to shocks, heat and dilatation. Available for CV, S&S and Mikuni carburetors. At Bullet Air Corporation or contact Thomas.
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MotorMarc’s Tribute To The Sturgis 75th Motorcycle Rally

Six years in the making, an introduction to the tribute painting created by MotoMarc (a.k.a. Marc Lacourciere) for the Sturgis 75TH Rally. A public unveiling and traditional Pow Wow blessing of this commemorative artwork is scheduled July 22, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Sturgis Motorcycle & Hall Of Fame 999 Main Street, Sturgis, SD.

Victory Isle of Man TT Race Motorcycle. Stolen! And Now Recovered!

VictoryTTThe Victory Isle of Man TT racer ridden by Lee Johnston to third place in the 2015 Zero TT was stolen from the Brammo Company headquarters where it was on display following the historic race. Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Engineering wish to alert traditional and social media outlets that the historic Isle of Man TT racer piloted by Lee Johnston has been stolen overnight from Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR. The specific time of night has yet to be determined and police are reviewing security footage for further information.

The motorcycle was on display with its complete race bodywork, as shown in the attached image. Johnstons Racer #3 was on this particular machine. However the body may have been removed or over-painted to mask its origin. The Frame VIN is stamped #004 and there is a $1000 reward for information leading to the recovery of this historically significant motorcycle. Continue reading ‘Victory Isle of Man TT Race Motorcycle. Stolen! And Now Recovered!’

Universal And Water Resistant Smart Phone Carriers From Harley-Davidson

2Universal-Phone-Carrier1Universal-Phone-CarrierA smart phone can be a handy motorcycle travel companion, offering navigation service or music streaming through Bluetooth to a headset or infotainment system. Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories offers two new handlebar-mount phone carriers designed specifically for motorcycle use that secure the phone near the hand controls.

The Universal Handlebar Mount Phone Carrier right picture (P/N 76000549, $39.50) features dual thumb screw clamps that adjust to grip phones 1.75-inches to 3.5-inches wide in non-slip pads, in a vertical or horizontal orientation. The phone can be removed from the carrier in seconds.

The Water Resistant Handlebar Mount Phone Carrier left picture (P/N 76000576 for Apple iPhone 5 and 5S, P/N 76000605 for Samsung Galaxy S3/4; $69.95) features a hard case with a 360-degree gasket that seals the phone inside with a positive full-length hinge and clamp. A soft-touch membrane protects the screen and permits touch-screen functions. The case has a crystal-clear back for unencumbered camera use. Continue reading ‘Universal And Water Resistant Smart Phone Carriers From Harley-Davidson’

Evel Knievel Collection And Mack Trucks At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads during The Entire 75th Rally

1Evel-Knievel-Mack-FS786LST-2Mack Trucks announced at a press conference in Topeka, Kansas, a partnership that brings new life to the enduring legend of one of America’s greatest daredevils and showmen. The heavy-duty truck manufacturer is partnering with the Historic Harley-Davidson dealership in Topeka, and Lathan McKay of Evel Knievel Enterprises and collector of Knievel memorabilia, to revive the motorcycle daredevil’s legacy through a traveling and permanent exhibit featuring thousands of items.

2Evel-Knievel-LeathersThe traveling exhibit next travels to Evel Knievel Days, July 23-25 in Butte, Montana, Knievel’s birthplace,  before visiting the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 3-9 in Sturgis,at the Buffalo Chip Crossroads. The collection features Knievel’s leathers, motorcycles, helmets, medical X-rays, casts and thousands of other items, which will be hauled by the Mack Pinnacle DayCab, featuring a Mack MP8 engine with 415 horsepower and up to 1,700 lb.-ft. of torque. The items were collected by McKay, who began his quest about three years ago. “Finding the Mack FS model was key because it was such a big part of Evel’s show,” McKay said. “It’s fitting that Mack trucks will haul the exhibit, including  the Mack FS model that Evel used so many years ago, to once again bring Evel Knievel’s show back on the road.”

Knievel gained fame in the 1960s and became an American legend for his daredevil jumps. His nationally televised motorcycle jumps, including his attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho, represent four of the 20 most-watched sports events in history.  Mack’s relationship with Knievel extended beyond him using the Mack FS as his show truck. Knievel also jumped 13 Mack trucks lined up side-by-side during the 1974 Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario. “Evel Knievel was bold and determined,” said John Walsh, Mack Trucks vice president of marketing. “We share some of the same fundamental values – hard work, reliability, accountability and courage. At Mack, we are proud of our 115 years in the U.S.A., and to once again be the truck delivering the Evel Knievel experience across the country.” Continue reading ‘Evel Knievel Collection And Mack Trucks At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads during The Entire 75th Rally’

75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Harley-Davidson Unifies All Activities In Sturgis. Unveils Rally Point.

Sturgis-2015From a chain cutting-rally kickoff to the last demo ride, Harley-Davidson® wants to take over the city of Sturgis to kick off the 75th Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally® with a new line-up of activities. The start of one of the biggest rallies in U.S. history will be commemorated at a chain-cutting of the new Harley-Davidson Rally Point and brings to life the first phase of the new 75-year relationship between Harley-Davidson and the city of Sturgis making Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of the rally.

For 2015, Harley-Davidson is uniting all Harley-Davidson and H.O.G.® activities at three new locations: the Rally Point, the Sturgis Community Center and Sturgis City Park. “Riders rarely have the same Sturgis experience twice, but the 75th rally will be a completely new one for everyone who rides through the Black Hills on their way to Sturgis,” said Kris Schoonover, Manager of Event Strategy and Execution for Harley-Davidson. “We are expanding our presence in Sturgis by creating multiple locations for customers to experience the variety of activities Harley-Davidson has to offer.”

Grand Opening: The Harley-Davidson Rally Point. At the corner of Main Street and Harley-Davidson Way, the Rally Point is the new year-round home for motorcyclists to gather. Don’t miss the grand opening on July 31 at noon with ceremonial chain-cutting, music and more. There will be daily concerts and shows, a bike raffle for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and an official photo area for riders with their motorcycles to have a picture snapped with the iconic STURGIS sign as the backdrop.

Sturgis-2015bisWomen and Riding: Celebrating 100 years of strong and confident women riders by joining Karen Davidson, H-D General Merchandise Creative Director, and photographer, Lana MacNaughton, for a gathering to discuss women in motorcycling, Monday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. They will talk about why they ride, collect ideas for 2016 women’s activities and give a sneak preview of Fall fashion. UFC fighters will be onsite signing autographs and taking pictures – Mike Chiesa on Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Ricardo Lamas on Friday, Aug. 7.

All-New Venue: Sturgis City Park. One of the newest Sturgis event locations – Sturgis City Park provides a brand new experience in 2015. Harley-Davidson will host a display full of radical custom Harleys, daily giveaways and a custom, vintage 1951 Truck and Trailer. Check out the event schedule for a full line-up of attractions. Continue reading ’75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Harley-Davidson Unifies All Activities In Sturgis. Unveils Rally Point.’

Power Management With A Solid State Module. The PDM60.

pdm-60A Norwalk, Iowa company, Rowe Electronics, has released their PDM60 product, and it has just completed its one million cycle testing. The PDM60 is a product that makes the old methods of power distribution and circuit protection look like stone age solutions. Think of the unit as a fully digital fuse box/panel…. only there are no fuses to replace, and no relays to wear out. The PDM60 is a game changer. Historically, powering and protecting 12V electrical systems and accessories has been less than orderly. A fuse or two here and there, relays strewn about here and there, some rabbits nest wiring to connect it all up……

It doesn’t have to be that way anymore. The PDM60 is fully solid state. That means there are no replaceable, or moving parts; nothing to blow, corrode, or wear out. Continue reading ‘Power Management With A Solid State Module. The PDM60.’

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsPresidential Candidate Scott Walker Endorses Harley-Davidson, But The Company Will Not Endorse Him. Harley-Davidson appears to want to steer clear of presidential politics. Although presidential candidate Scott Walker has made half of his organized campaign stops at Harley dealerships, has talked about his Road King and worn exclusively Harley boots during his speeches, the Milwaukee manufacturer has no official relation with the Wisconsin Governor. Maripat Blankenheim, a Harley-Davidson spokeswoman noted that “lerships are independently owned and operated businesses,” Blankenheim but Harley-Davidson Motor Company does not endorse any candidate and remains neutral in political campaigns.”

Harley-Davidson Issued A recall On 2014-2015 Touring Motorcycles. The saddlebag mounting receptacle (P/N 10900009 on some model year 2014 and 2015 Touring family vehicles may not adequately secure the saddlebag to the motorcycle during use. If this condition remains undetected, the saddlebag may become separated from the motorcycle while it is in motion, possibly creating a hazard for other motorists. Owners of the affected motorcycles will be asked to arrange service with an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer, who will confirm that the motorcycle is covered by this recall. If covered, the dealer will install the updated receptacle from the recall kit provided. This service will be provided at no charge to the customer.

25th Anniversary Of Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Model. Few models last so long in a manufacturer line up. In 1991 the Harley cruiser started its glory days when it was featured in the Sci-Fi flick Terminator – Judgement Day and is making a come back with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator – Genisys. The Fat Boy rules the hearts of people belonging to several generations all around the world and remains a favorite among Harley officials. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

Dakota Digital Introduces A New electronic Speedometer Recalibration Unit For Harleys

1SIM-1A_emailThe  Dakota Digital SIM-1A is the latest offering in a long line of speedometer recalibration modules, and features improved resolution and accuracy of the speed signal, as well as expanded adjustment capabilities.
2MVX-2011-WG-K3MVX-2011-KG-K-Side-Shadow-- The range of correction has been increased, now able to adjust the speed signal up 4x and reduce x.25. A direct plug in for most 1996-06 Harley Davidson models (2007-up models hardwire) using stock electronic speedometers, the SIM-1A will allow you to dial in the speedometer after changing gearing or tire size. The overall size has not changed, but operation and troubleshooting is easier with an added LED indicator. The SIM-1A retails for $109.95 and is covered by a 24 month warranty against manufacturer defects. For more information contact DAKOTA DIGITAL INC,1-800-852-3228 to order a catalog, visit Dakota Digital.

Limited Edition PM Anniversary Iconic Billet Aluminum Sign

2pm-sign2-lg3pm-sign3-lg0pm-sign1-lgIn honor of Performance Machine 45th Anniversary, the company is bringing back their iconic billet sign. This sign was produced in billet throughout the 90’s and with a few new details it’s back for a limited time this year. Starting with a healthy chunk of blue anodized billet aluminum the CNC machine has carved the nostalgic PM wing logo into a 30” long, one-of-a-kind piece that’s perfect for any office, garage, or man cave. PM is only taking orders until July 31. Price is $199. Email Marketing Performance Machine to get yours.

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke44The Haircut… One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you ‘ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door. Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’

Galaxy Air Cleaners

1galaxyaircleaner2galaxyaircleanerbisYour bike sucks (air). In the category of round air cleaners, something different offered by LC Fabrications. Machined in the USA from a chunk of billet aluminum, then highly polished or in black powder coat, the Galaxy air cleaners feature a foam UNI filter element and a stainless screen.

Measures 4″ diameter by 2″ thick. Available for all Harley-Davidson Keihin CV or S&S super E series carburetors. (like many custom air cleaners, for mounting, the Galaxy air cleaners require an aftermarket carburetor support backet. A slim profile unit such as the one from BCM or Gasbox is recommended.) Great price. MSRP $175.00. At LC Fabrications.

2015 Sturgis. First Annual RSD Built To Ride Bike Show At The City Park Is August 1, 2015.

RSD_BikeShowThe RSD Bike Show is August 1st, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sturgis City Park, 599 Lazelle Street, Sturgis SD 57785. No entry fee and 7 different classes with prizes for each class.

Bikes will be judged on their ride-ability and fun factor as well as aesthetic. All forms of bikes are welcome. From Jap, to Euro and of course American V-Twin. Flat trackers, dragsters, hill climbers, race bikes and street fighters. Registration at RSD Bike Shows.

BEST OF SHOW. $1000 worth of Roland Sands Design product and Apparel. BEST RIDDEN TO STURGIS. Go Pro Hero 4. BEST EURO. Roland Sands Design Bell Helmet. BEST CAFE BIKE. $600 worth of Roland Sands Design product. BEST SURVIVOR. Roland Sands Design Exclusive Jacket. BEST RAT BIKE. Roland Sands Design Exclusive Jacket. BEST STREET TRACKER. 1 set of Dunlop Tires

2015 Bonneville Salts Speed Week In Danger. May Be Canceled. Decision July 12.

1bonnevilleA couple of years that Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with the organizers. Portions of the Bonneville race tracks are still under muddy water or muddy salt. In these conditions, it’s currently impossible to find a 7-mile dry and smooth path necessary for the event to happen. A new assessment of the Salts will be made on July 20th with hope that the “mudflow” had stopped and that the Salts are drying. If a long track of 7 miles can’t be created, the SCTA (Southern California Timing Association) will try to drag and prepare a 4-mile “Short Course.” Continue reading ‘2015 Bonneville Salts Speed Week In Danger. May Be Canceled. Decision July 12.’

New Light Looking Harley-Davidson Aggressor Wheel For Touring Models

Aggressor-Custom-WheelsA wheel can make your bike look lighter. It’s the objective of the new Harley-Davidson cast-aluminum Aggressor Wheel whose design features 5 slim blade-like forward-slashing spokes to give touring models a lighter profile. And if you wonder about strength, the wheel passed the rigorous Harley-Davidson tests for durability.

The Aggressor Custom Wheels fit 2014-later Harley-Davidson Touring models (except CVO™ unless originally equipped with Aggressor wheels), but do not fit Trike models. Installation requires the separate purchase of Aggressor Brake Rotors, a model-specific Wheel Installation Kit, sprocket hardware and brake rotor-specific hardware, and may require separate purchase of a wheel-size and model-specific tire.

Each wheel is highly polished and finished in chrome. P/N 43300321 19-inch Front, P/N 40900329 18-inch Rear; $849.95. Aggressor Custom Wheels.

2015 Sturgis. Biker Belles® To Celebrate Women Riders At The Lodge At Deadwood

1bikerbellesThe Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s Biker Belles event will celebrate women and the role they play in shaping the culture, sport, art and history of motorcycling on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Lodge at Deadwood.

Created by the Buffalo Chip seven years ago to raise awareness of the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling and to raise funds for worthy local charities, the event has undergone some changes for 2015. Continue reading ‘2015 Sturgis. Biker Belles® To Celebrate Women Riders At The Lodge At Deadwood’

2015 Sturgis. S&S Cycle Is Moving East From Lazelle Street In Sturgis To Black Hills Harley-Davidson In Rapid City.

SSdisplaySemiAfter a handful of years of living the event on Lazelle in Sturgis, S&S Cycle is moving to Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City (just off the I90, Exit 55) where the company will join hundreds of rally vendors.

Just like last year, S&S will be doing free installation of any exhaust system and/or air cleaner purchased during the rally. You’ll love the S&S 4” Race Tour slip on mufflers for baggers, and the S&S Stealth air cleaners are just as cool. That means you can ride out of town looking better, sounding better, and making more power than when you left home. It’s just that easy, and you don’t have to deal with the craziness down town. That comes later!

The S&S semi is big and black, and easy to spot. You can’t miss it. S&S will be e open the following hours: Saturday, July 25th through Tuesday the 28th 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29th through Friday Aug 7th 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug 8th 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

The Latest From Indian Motorcycle. The Black Bullet Scout. Soon To Race At The Bonneville Salts.

1-DSC_6629re2-DSC_6677re3-DSC_6677re4-DSC_6657reI say it right away. On the top of my list of the most beautiful custom motorcycles I have seen so far in 2015. This custom Indian Scout was built by Jeb Scolman, the same hot-rod artisan builder responsible for the Spirit of Munro that was built to celebrate the launch of the ThunderStroke111 in 2014. Indian Motorcycle gave to Jeb a new 2015 Indian Scout engine with the simple instruction to build what he wanted to out of it.

Admire Jeb’s absolutely flawless 100% hand-made metalwork inspired by the designs of pure speed motorcycles from the late 50’s and early 60’s with the most minimal frame possible and a fork mounted bullet fairing for a silhouette that took to land speed and drag racing tracks across the country.

The post-war hot rod crowd was using airplane drop tanks for race cars, and the motorcycle racers started to adapt nose cones to help them cut through the wind. As the bike took shape the crew started calling it the “Black Bullet”. The minimal body and stout but seemingly simple frame are wrapped around a 1200cc Indian Scout engine as tightly as possible. This is one small motorcycle. Continue reading ‘The Latest From Indian Motorcycle. The Black Bullet Scout. Soon To Race At The Bonneville Salts.’



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