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Ducati Unveiled The Scrambler Sixty2. The Lowest Capacity And Most Affordable Ducati.

ducati62rearducati62At the ongoing EICMA show ((Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) in Milano Italy, Ducati just unveiled 7 new motorcycles, included the much anticipated Sixty2, the most affordable model of the Ducati lineup. Much of Ducati’s recent resurgence is attributed to the popular Scrambler.

In Milano, 2 new Scramblers were unveiled: the Scrambler Flat Track Pro, a sporty version of the standard 803cc Scrambler and featuring new Termignoni exhaust and flatter handlebars. The Scrambler Sixty2, the lowest capacity and the most affordable Ducati model equipped with a Euro4 rated, 399cc, V-Twin engine that’s good for 41bhp of power and 34Nm of torque. The Sixty2 retains Ducati’s signature L-Twin configuration and there’s a wet, cable-actuated clutch, six-speed gearbox and chain final drive which feeds power to the rear wheel. Continue reading ‘Ducati Unveiled The Scrambler Sixty2. The Lowest Capacity And Most Affordable Ducati.’


Triumph America Aggressive Marketing Strategy. No Interest Charges And No Payments Until April 2016 On Select New Triumph Models.

triumphTriumph Motorcycles America is introducing The “Great Escape” program, offering qualified customers no interest charges and no payments until April 2016 when purchasing select new Triumph motorcycles. This promotional offer is effective immediately and will end on January 31, 2016. Buyers of any new model year 2015 or prior Triumph motorcycle can still enjoy the last few weeks of the traditional riding season for most of the country with no money down, no interest and no payments through March 31, 2016. When payments begin on April 1, 2016, qualified customers participating in The Great Escape program will receive a special low interest rate of 3.99% for 48 months. Explore the complete line of Triumph motorcycles, including the recently announced all-new 2016 Triumph Bonneville family models, at Triumph Motorcycles.

Spectro Oils

ABS Wheel Spacer Cover For 2014-2016 Harley Road Glide And Street Glide Models

RideNiceIt is designed to cover and protect the crucial sensor of all 2014 and later Harley Touring models that are equipped with ABS brakes and have Enforcer type wheel rims (2014-2016 Street Glides as well as 2015-2016 Road Glides)

Offered in stock or chrome finish. (MSRP $99.95) Patent pending. At Sport Chrome.

Progressive Suspension

Sarah Lezito. Best Woman Stunt Rider.

Fury Road. A Post-Apocalypse Sportster.

1FuryRoad2FuryRoad 3FuryRoadFury Road is a 2015 action film, the fourth installment and the highest grossing film in the Mad Max franchise. It is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities. Acclaimed by critics who praised it for its acting, direction, screenplay, visual storytelling, score, practical effects, stunts, and action sequences, the film could have featured this “chained post apocalypse” Sportster.

The primary theme of the Mad Max film and video series has always been survival. So, when major Mad Max sponsor Rockstar with partner Warner Bros asked for a custom bike to launch its new Fury Road video game, the final result had to look brutal, off the wall. An anti style machine ready to become a desert warrior. ..

4bisFuryRoad6FuryRoad7FuryRoadIt was not the first collaboration of Rockstar with Shaw Speed And Custom They worked together before with the Rockstar MXR, a motocross inspired XR1200 Sportster, a just for fun project which allowed them to take a cool looking steed to events and cause attention to the energy drinks brand. For this new project, Shaw Speed (also an official Harley-Davidson dealer) picked an XL1200X 48 Sportster. After stripping it down to bare frame the Mad Max treatment began. First by changing front & rear suspension. In the front, a Springer style forks complimented with a Downhill mountain bike shock and an offset headlight. In the rear, a new Trac Dynamics swingarm moving with help from a set of black adjustable Ohlins shocks. Continue reading ‘Fury Road. A Post-Apocalypse Sportster.’

Rendition Of A 1920 Daytona Indian Powerplus For Sale On eBay

1bull-indian-board-track-racer-12bull-indian-board-track-racer-1It’s a one-off custom built bike as a tribute to the old board track racing days of Indian motorcycles. A creation of a shop called Bull Cycles succeeding in achieving a very distressed look as an original would wear.

Of course not built to endure racing but you can ride it thanks to a two-stroke 66 cc motor letting you cruise at 30 mph with a travel range of about 80 miles.

Of course, many will want it just to display it in their living room, office, dealership, etc…All steel & aluminum with a very well done old looking paint job with hand-laid gold leaf Indian lettering. A time of publication this Sunday morning the best offer on eBay was $4,425.00. Ready to bid? Rush, auction ends Monday 16 at 2.38 p.m. ET.

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National Cycle Released Windshields For The New Indian Scout

Scout_HEScout_SBScout_LSNational Cycle, a leader in motorcycle windshields for many brands offers several designs for the new Scout.

All are manufactured of durable polycarbonate with a proprietary Quantum hardcoat technology.

The Indian Scout windshield lineup includes the Flyscreen® (if you are fond of the Cafe Racer Style), the Street Shield and Street Shield EX™, the Deflector Screen™ DX.

They all feature a quick release mounting kit. At National Cycle.

This Twin Power Lithium Ion Battery Provides Ultra-High Cranking, Weights 1/3rd And Offers Twice The Service Life Of A Conventional Lead Acid Battery.

bikerschoicebatteryBiker’s Choice just announced the addition of Lithium Ion batteries to the Twin Power line to their high quality parts and accessories designed for the Harley-Davidson rider. Considered one of the most durable and reliable batteries currently on the market,

Twin Power’s Lithium Ion battery provides the user with ultra-high cranking power but at a third of the weight of a lead acid battery.  It also has a service life more than twice that of a conventional lead acid battery.

The battery has a low self-discharge that allows it to be stored up to one year if required.  It is perfect for use in low temperature environments.  Twin Power’s Lithium Ion batteries are also designed with a built-in charge and equalizing protection so that they can never be over-charged. Continue reading ‘This Twin Power Lithium Ion Battery Provides Ultra-High Cranking, Weights 1/3rd And Offers Twice The Service Life Of A Conventional Lead Acid Battery.’

XR Style Rocker Covers For 86-03 Sportsters

1rockercoverxr2rockercoverxrA way to give a vintage vibe to your 86-03 Harley Sportster is to install a new pair of these cast aluminum XR inspired Rocker Covers. They just bolt-on on your Sportster using the same hardware and gaskets.

Available in raw cast (you can polish them to a bright finish) or in black. (They can also be mounted on a 1340 Evo big twin, provided that you first replace the bottom and middle rocker boxes with those of a Sportster)

MSRP $480.00/pair (matching featured air cleaner MSRP $276.00). At EMD USA or call 818-268-3789

Triumph’s Bonneville Reborn Tour To Begin In The US November 19.

2bonnevilleTriumph Motorcycles America announced the launch of the Bonneville Reborn Tour set to begin next week. The tour will stop at unique venues, consumer motorcycle shows and Triumph dealerships across the U.S. and Canada to showcase the iconic new line of Bonneville motorcycles. It all kicks off in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. at The Theatre in the Ace Hotel next Thursday, November 19, with a launch party celebration.

10bonnevilleThe Bonneville Reborn Tour consists of five components. Including the invitation-only consumer and VIP launch party events, it will also provide sales and technical training at select Triumph dealerships, displays at ten national consumer motorcycle shows and press rides on the brand new Street Twin model after December 7. Continue reading ‘Triumph’s Bonneville Reborn Tour To Begin In The US November 19.’

November 13, 2015. Pray For Paris.


Top Dash Decorative Accent for Victory Cross Country And Magnum Models

1kury2kuryThis new Top Dash Accent is designed to coordinate with the contours of the OEM gauge bezels.

Measuring 16” long x 2-1/2” tall x 1-1/2” deep, the Top Dash Accent features angular styling to match the lines that run from above the stock headlamp housing up through the center of the fairing. Available in chrome plated durable and light injection-molded ABS. Sold with everything provided for installation. Fits all 2010 and later Victory Cross Country and Cross Country Tour, as well as the 2015 Magnum and Magnum X-1 models. MSRP: $54.99. Kuryakyn Top Dash Kit.

Netherlands Big Twin Expo Is Benelux Custom Motorcycle Mayhem. Video (Part 2)

35th Sturgis Buffalo Chip Anniversary. American Bad Ass Kid Rock To Perform On The Chip Wolfman Jack Stage.

Kid_Rock1The Sturgis rally may seem far away, but the Buffalo Chip is already selling campground spots, planning activities and booking your favorite bands to perform next summer.

buffalochipSturgis Buffalo Chip President Rod (Woody) Woodruff is thrilled to tell you that for the 35th anniversary in 2016, one of the Buffalo Chip’s most requested acts of all time, American bad ass Kid Rock, is going to perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Continue reading ’35th Sturgis Buffalo Chip Anniversary. American Bad Ass Kid Rock To Perform On The Chip Wolfman Jack Stage.’

Netherlands Big Twin Expo Is Benelux Custom Motorcycle Mayhem (Part 1)

1ROS26ROS2ROS3ROSThe Benelux – the politico-economic union of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg – has his own big custom motorcycle event held each year in the city of Rosmalen, Netherlands. With the appealing slogan :Anything Goes”, Big Twin Magazine – the only remaining motorcycle magazine written in Dutch language – is able to attract custom builders, vendors and custom culture artists from all over Europe. And as expected, last weekend Nov 8-10 yearly event was custom mayhem! The weekend event also featured a large number of 3D and airbrush artists working in small booths.   Below, a few bikes and some motorcycle art that attracted the attention of the crowd…and of the judges. (photography @ Horst Roesler for Cyril Huze)

4ROS5ROS6ROSLarry Houghton of Lamb Engineering is well known to the European custom scene: His bikes have won him “Best of Show” titles and worldwide attention. His Bonneville Tribute Bike, created from a 2010 Triumph will be raced either at the Salt Flats or at Pendrine Sands, which is not too far from his shop. Unique details include the one-off brake mounted to the gearbox exit, oil coolers, floorboards and a unique way to get the speedo-drive from the front brake disc!

7ROSDutch shop RNO Cycles is renowned to build bikes “off the beaten path”. His “Inked” bike got a lot of praise from the public.

9ROS11ROS10ROSRoderick Braunius created this very authentic hardcore Bobber from a 1947 Model “U”. The front forks are made from a 1934 HD Springer, minus the “spring”. Riding it must be quite an adventure.

1BS-BoS_0003_22BS_BoS_00063BS_BoS_0003Best of Show went unanimously to Destiny Cycles outstanding Triumph Custom which is very much handcrafted to perfection.

14ROS15ROS16ROSA 1930 Jap Board Tracker with gas and oil tanks out of glass (not one of the type that breaks easily…)

Build by “Mr. Indian of Holland” Tony Leenes from modern aftermarket Indian parts, this hybrid is a one-off period custom and powered by a 1925 Anzani V-Twin, originating from a “Pacer” Motorcycle. It took Tony 2 1/2 years to complete this handcrafted project. Continue reading ‘Netherlands Big Twin Expo Is Benelux Custom Motorcycle Mayhem (Part 1)’

Crusher Mavericks Slip-Ons For Indian Scout. Hear Them Again.

1CrusherPipesScoutSome of you emailed to tell me that they were unable to find the video I published 2 weeks ago in which you could hear the throaty exhaust note of these Crusher Mavericks Slip-Ons for the Indian Scout. Since I have no time to respond to all of you individually,  here is the video again. I remind you that they provide 5% horsepower gain without intake, header or fuel mapping modifications, weight about 14 lbs less than stock mufflers and are made in the USA. At Crusher Performance.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News


Kenny Price, Founder And CEO Of Samson exhaust Has Come Out Of Retirement. Soon after the move to Sturgis, Kenny decided to retire and hand over business operations to the team. In doing so production suffered, and in turn, deliverability, innovation, and new products also suffered. Now he is back at the helm to pump out more innovative products into the aftermarket exhaust industry. In 1991 Kenny founded Samson Motorcycle Products with the dream of making performance motorcycle exhaust that looked good, sounded good and wouldn’t break. The company grew out of 10 different manufacturing facilities until finally moving to Sturgis, South Dakota, the “City of Riders”, where Kenny had a custom building constructed specifically for Samson’s needs.

Hollister Rally Moved The Event To July 8-10, 2016. The event, usually celebrated to coincide with Independence Day, has been moved to the following weekend, in 2016 July 8 to 10. Hollister City planners and law enforcement have concluded that this change of venue will lower the costs of organizing and hosting the event.

S&S Cycle Inc. Is Investing $2.7 Million To Manufacture Proprietary Exhaust Systems. High performance engines and parts require performance exhaust systems. S&S Cycle already sells exhaust components made elsewhere but wants to sell its own in-house manufactured systems. The rationale supporting this decision is that about 80% of Harley owners replace their factory exhausts for better sounding, better looking and more performant ones. Wells Fargo is the main lender to S&S Cycle (a 7-year term at 2.5%) and the engine manufacturer also received help from the County Economic Development Fund Board. S&S expects to be able to ship its first exhaust systems around Spring 2016. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

Veterans Rode Victory Motorcycles In The New York City Veterans Day Parade

Harley-Davidson and Indian, but also Victory gets associated with celebrating and supporting the US veterans and all our troops. Today November 11, Victory Motorcycles participated in the New York City Veterans Day Parade alongside their partner organization the “Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Association” (IAVA) Some IAVA Members rode Victory Motorcycles in the parade. The IAVA is an important organizations recognizing the unique needs of our most recent veterans.

Indian Motorcycle Announces 2nd Annual Veterans Charity Ride To Sturgis.

DSC4738Today is Veterans Day and Indian Motorcycle takes this celebration to announce its sponsorship and support of the second annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis. The event is focused on raising awareness and support for America’s severely wounded and injured veterans. The epic ride will depart Los Angeles on July 30, 2016 en route to Sturgis, SD and will culminate at the 76th annual Black Hills Rally.

Veterans-Ride-To-Sturgis-LogoOver the course of the ride, the 15 selected veterans will experience some of America’s most scenic and iconic landscapes from the seat of an Indian motorcycle as an important part of their personal healing process. Several of the Indian models will be customized with Champion sidecars to accommodate riders who are unable to operate a motorcycle themselves due to their injuries. Indian Motorcycle will once again team with Emmy award-winning director Robert Manciero and producer Dave Frey of Full Vision Productions to plan and chronicle the entire journey. Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Announces 2nd Annual Veterans Charity Ride To Sturgis.’

Streamliner Air Cleaners By TC Bros

1TCBrosWith a strong Art Deco design inspiration drawn from the passenger trains of the 1930’s, these compact air cleaners will look good on any classic and vintage bikes. The cover is hand cast from 356-T6 aluminum right here in the USA. You can order the Streamliner air cleaner in raw cast, highly polished or black powder coated. Washable cotton gauze filter element provides high performance air flow to your V-Twin. Kit attaches easily using the American made, CNC machined, powder coated steel mounting bracket

2TCBrosThey are available for all Harley Davidson® Big Twin and Sportster models using factory CV Carburetors, factory electronic fuel injection (EFI) units (will not fit 1995-2001 HD Big Twin models equipped with Magneti Marelli fuel injection units using dual bore throttle bodies) Model also available for S&S E & G carbs.

Support bracket is not required on EFI models. Note: EVO Big Twins and 1991-up Sportsters also require crankcase breathers. Starting at $99.95. TC Bros Streamliner Air Cleaners.

Indian Recalls Some Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Dark Horse Motorcycles

indiandarkhorseIndian Motorcycle is recalling 7,611 model year 2015-2016 Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and 2016 Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured between January 2, 2015 and October 23, 2015 due to a problem with the rear brake master cylinder. The motorcycles may have a reduction in, or a complete loss of rear brake power. Continue reading ‘Indian Recalls Some Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Dark Horse Motorcycles’

Harley-Davidson Extends Offer Of Free Riding Academy Training To All U.S. Military Starting Jan. 1, 2016

H-D-Military-Open-RoadHarley-Davidson announced the extension of free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all current and former U.S. military. The program is now available to active-duty, retired, reservists and veterans starting Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016. Tomorrow November 11, to continue its salute to the military, Harley-Davidson Managing Director and former U.S. Army Officer, Christian Walters, will escort fellow veterans, including Dorsey Fyffe, a former U.S. Air Force Flight Engineer and Wounded Warrior Project Peer Mentor, to America’s Parade in New York City aboard a Bell 407 U.S. Army helicopter. The original offer of free Harley-Davidson Riding Academy kicked-off prior to Armed Forces Day aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston, S.C., making it only fitting to take to the air to announce the free training extension. Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson Extends Offer Of Free Riding Academy Training To All U.S. Military Starting Jan. 1, 2016’

Harley New Distressed Black Leather Saddlebags For Sportsters

Distressed-Black-Leather-SaddlebagsLooking for a rugged style? Certain to gain character with each road trip, the new Black Distressed Leather Saddlebags (P/N 90201306, $659.95) from Harley-Davidson® are designed to add rugged style and luggage capacity to most 1994-later Sportster® models.

The combination of heavy die-cast buckles and rich black leather with a distressed finish give these bags a dose of attitude that will especially complement Dark Custom styling and customizing.

Quick-disconnect clips under the buckles permit easy access to bag contents. Combined capacity is 2,000 cubic inches. Installation may require the separate purchase of a model-specific turn signal relocation kit, and these bags may not be compatible with other accessories. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer or go to for fitment details. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson Online Store.

Indian Motorcycle Title Sponsor Of The RSD Indian Scout Super Hooligan Flat Track Races In Las Vegas

hooliganracesFive Roland Sands Design (RSD) custom Indian Scout Hooligan bikes will compete in the race piloted by Roland Sands, Red Bull racer Aaron Colton and special guest riders. Hooligan racing is a throwback to post-war era where riders took virtually any available motorcycle to race in the spirit of seeking adrenaline and camaraderie. Indian Motorcycle has partnered with Roland Sands Design to create five Hooligan racing bikes based on the Indian Scout platform.

The Hooligan Scouts will race in the RSD Super Hooligan event in Las Vegas, with a world-class team of riders that includes Roland Sands himself, Red Bull/KTM stunt rider Aaron Colton, plus some surprise guest riders. These Hooligan bikes will be revealed to the media on Friday November 20 during the International Motorcycle Shows press event in Long Beach, CA.

The street-bike races will race indoors on a short track at the Las Vegas Orleans Hotel & Casino on the evening of Saturday November 21 and are presented in partnership with Roland Sands Design (RSD) and AMA Pro Flat Track in conjunction with the “Superprestigio of the Americas” race.

“The Scout is a great machine upon which to base a custom bike with modern rider friendly performance. The engine and chassis are rock solid and don’t need a lot of work, so DIY customizers can focus on the aesthetic modifications,” said Roland Sands. “It has been a blast designing and building these custom Indian Scout Hooligan bikes and after a quick test run at the local flat track I feel we have a competitive bike that will rip on the track.” Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Title Sponsor Of The RSD Indian Scout Super Hooligan Flat Track Races In Las Vegas’

The World’s Biggest Running Motorcycle. The Gunbus 410.

Gunbus1Gunbus2One I forgot in my files…

You may have seen bigger that the Gunbus 410, but probably it was not a true running motorcycle, riding like a real life motorcycle…

It is manufactured by a company located in the south-west of Germany. Giant toy or not, all components are made using a mix of traditional craftsmanship and of high-precision manufacturing techniques.

Powertrain is a 2-cylinder 45° V-Twin (stroke of piston: 176 mm, boring diameter: 156 mm, compression ratio: 8,7:1.  3-gear sequential transmission with reverse gear.

It measures 11.6 feet long and is 4.9 feet high and rides on a massive 38-inch front and 42-inch rear wheel.

And of course you want to know the price.  Only $350,000!

The “Hate Tank” By Chaos Cycle

2chaos3chaosIn their own way, some custom builders are philosophers. And their philosophy defines who they are, or who they want to be, or at least how they want to be perceived… Entering George Stinsman website the splash screen is not displaying the latest custom of Chaos Cycle but instead a bold red letters statement “Without order nothing can survive. Without chaos nothing can evolve” Ok, chaos is supposed to have preceded order and George warns you that his work is based on the creative power of building bikes with a disruptive attitude. In a few words, his mission is to challenge conventionalism and to explore the unfamiliar.

4chaos5chaosPhilosophy aside, George Stinsman is emerging as one of the most hardcore builders of the east coast. The custom featured here is a great example of what he likes to produce. Disruptive custom bikes looking thrillingly dangerous in appearance but extremely pleasing and cool due to their visual intensity. His own perception of what a real custom bike should be.

It was the second custom ordered by owner Marco Leonetti. The first one was the kind of bike where you feel guilty if you don’t wash, polish and shine it each time you come back from a short spin… This time, he asked Stintsman and crew to build him a bike with deep soul and that you could clean off with a hose. More time for riding and no time spent brightening it… Continue reading ‘The “Hate Tank” By Chaos Cycle’




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