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Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks

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The Goose Motorcycle By Deus Ex Machina

At Deus Ex Machina all brand stock platforms are good at cooking up very nice customs. In this case, “The Goose” is based on a 2018 Kawasaki Z900rs with a full fairing sourced at Airtec, adapted to the bike and organically leading to the final design.

As a matter of fact the fairing is modeled after Goose’s bike in the first Mad Max film. The headlight is incorporated and hidden behind the perforated screen. The skirt of the fairing is also modified to fit all around the in-line 4 Kawasaki engine.

Stock exhaust was de-tabbed, shortened and black ceramic coated by Hi-Octane Racing. Stock seat was re-upholstered with brown leather. Custom Paint work was sprayed by Deus House Painter with a midnight metallic green. The slight flake makes it slightly pop in the sun. Deus Ex Machina

Hellrazor Speed King Handlebars for Harley Road King

These Hellrazor Speed King Handlebars for Harley Road King are 1 1/2″ diameter. They offer a design providing a more aggressive style and improved rider comfort and feel.

Note: Riser Size fitments: Standard Road Kings have 1″ risers. Some CVO Road King models have 1 1/4 risers. Please verify your riser size if you are purchasing bars for a CVO model. Stock length cables work with the 9″ Speed King bars. All others will require our custom length cables. At Hawg Halters Inc (HHI)

2 Button Switch Housing For 1 Inch Bars. Polish Or Black.

One of he best ways to clean your bars.

Machined by Kustom Tech from billet aluminum, these switch housings fits1″ handlebars.

They are designed to match perfectly their Evolution line of master cylinders and clutch lever assemblies, Wiring included. Available in polish or black. At Custom Tech.

Davida & Brough Superior. Matching Of Two Legendary British Brands.

Brough Superior has joined the long list of exclusive companies to choose Davida UK as their manufacturing partner to produce a range of special motorcycle helmets. Truth is that since just very, very, very few own an original or the new manufactured Brough and that you will not ride another brand of motorcycle with a Brough helmet, those who will buy it will display it on a shelf…
Rejecting mass production, a Davida helmet is of uncompromising quality in craftsmanship, design and materials with an avid attention to details. Every single Davida helmet is hand crafted in their own factory in Birkenhead, UK. Wirral. Gloss Black with Gold Brough Superior logo, available either with a gold or silver pinstripe and with or without visor studs. Davida Helmets.

Indian Head Fender Lights

Die-cast aluminum with a chrome or classic red and gold powder coat finish. Come with 12 Volt bulb or bright shining LED. Chrome bulb type with ivory lens. Chrome blue LED with clear lens. Red and gold powder coated bulb type with ivory lens. Red and gold powder coated blue LED type with clear lens. Zodiac NL.

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Motorcycle LSR Holder Valerie Thompson Surrvived 343 mph Crash

Valerie Thompson was at Australia’Lake Gaitdner with the Bub 7 Streamliner Motorcycle checks attempting the overall two-wheel record of 376 mph during the World Speed Trials. During a run last Monday she survived an horirific crash at 353 mph her Streamliner bike fell onto its side, digging a deep trench into the salt flats and spreading wreckage over a mile.

A first report from the Fédération Internationale of Motocyclisme, the sanctioning body for the event, said that the rear of Thompson’s “Bub 7” motorcycle came off the ground before its parachutes brought it to a stop.

Valerie Thomson is on her way back to Scottsdale, Arizona where she lives. And intends to go over the computer data and in-bike video to try to determine what happened.

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke44 - CopyPeople often complain about the police, but you rarely hear about the positive things they do, such as this incident involving a biker and a frozen carburetor.

Last January on a bitterly cold winter’s day, a North Dakota State Trooper on patrol came upon a motorcyclist who was stalled by the roadside. The biker was swathed in heavy protective clothing and wearing a full-face helmet to protect the face from the cold weather.

“What’s the matter? asked the Trooper. “Carburetor’s frozen,” was the terse reply. “Pee on it. That’ll thaw it out.” “I can’t,” said the biker. “OK, watch me closely and I’ll show you.” The Trooper unzipped and promptly warmed the carburetor as promised.Moments later the bike started and the rider drove off, waving.

A few days later, the local State Troopers’ office received a note of thanks from the father of the motorcyclist. It began by: “On behalf of my daughter Jill….

Martin Szlagowski Joins S&S Cycle 



S&S Cycle of Viola, Wisconsin welcomes Martin Szlagowski to its sales team as Manager, EMEA. Martin brings nearly three decades of performance motorcycle expertise and will be point man for S&S Cycle’s EMEA expansion efforts in this key region.

Most recently Szlagowski managed the UK/European sales offices of MAG Europe and before that a prominent Harley dealer in London. Operating in the heart of the London custom scene has given Martin a unique perspective deep relationships in that space.

“I’ve known and worked with Martin for years, I value his experience and I am excited to have him on the S&S crew. His industry experience and connections in the dealer network make him a valuable addition to our expanding team.” States S&S Vice President Paul Devine. Martin is based near London and is already working and traveling on behalf of S&S Cycle in the region.

Martin kicked off his V-Twin career by attending school at MMI in Phoenix, AZ and then through the H-D Service School and then H-D Business Classes at Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI.

In his youth he was an avid Motorcycle Road Racer but found his abilities were better suited to the performance side of the motorcycle.  This in turn lead to working with Professional racers in the Motorsports arena. A highlight was working on the Buell Factory Team with former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams. They formed a close relationship and carried on working together for many teams and manufactures in paddocks around the world.

“ I couldn’t be more excited about joining S&S Cycle, an iconic brand with a rich history in Proven Performance and innovation. The leadership team there have a vision for the future and I am glad to be on that journey with them & especially when they are celebrating their 60th year in the Performance Business.”

Outside of work Martin still attends motorcycle racing events from Flat Track to MotoGP, catching up with friends from the paddock and to watch truly talented racers battle it out on track. What could be more fun !

Moto Floorboards For Harley Tourers

They are precision machined from aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum and a direct replacement for stock floorboards

Of Course inspired by Moto Cross and deliveing the grip to prove it.

Tapered perimeter edge to optimize lean angle.

• Available in Natural Brushed Finish, Black anodized or Gold anodized

• MSRP $419.95 / set. Sold with adjustable mounting hardware.

Coordinates with Mini Moto Boards (passenger) & up-coming Moto Brake Pedal. Fitment: FLH  82-’18, FLT, 82-’18, FLST ’86-18, FLD ’12-’16. Brass Balls Cycles.

Italy BikerFest. May 10-13, 2018

A reminder for all our friends in Italy.

For the 32nd edition of Italy BikerFest from May 10 to 13 in Lignano  Sabbadioro. Free entry to visitors.

Vendors may get a display at stand.bikefest.it

Visitors can reserve a camping place at camping.bikefest.it

2018 Daytona Bike Week Postcards (Part 3)

((photos @ Hörst Roesler, Manfred Graf, Michel Graf, Regina Springer)

5-3/4 Inch Defiance Headlamp Trim Ring

Surrounds the leading edge of the lamp for a solid custom billet look. Ringed with deep radial grooves in a black Anodized Machine Cut finish.

The Defiance Collection Trim is for 5.75 inch headlight. Sold with mounting hardware.

Select your Harley year and model to see all the parts that fit your bike. At Harley-Davidson Online Store.

Jared Meeds Of Indian Motorcycle Racing Wins 2018 American Flat Track Season Opener in Daytona

Indian Motorcycle Racing and reigning 2017 American Flat Track Champion Jared Mees, aboard his Scout FTR750, repeat with another win at the Daytona TT. Along with Mees, a total of five Indian Scout FTR750 riders finished inside the top 10, including Brad Baker, Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Bryan Smith and Rob Pearson.

Winning both his heat race and semi-final event, Mees began the main event from the second starting position. He was one of several riders pushing at the front of the pack in the first few laps and made passes to get into second. In a move that reminded race fans of why he’s earned the nickname “Jammer,” Mees made a bold move at the jump, taking an aggressive inside line with his Scout FTR750, actually making contact with Baker to literally wrestle away the lead – a lead he would never relinquish. Continue reading ‘Jared Meeds Of Indian Motorcycle Racing Wins 2018 American Flat Track Season Opener in Daytona’

2018 Daytona Bike Week Postcards (Part 2)

((photos @ Hörst Roesler, Manfred Graf, Michel Graf, Regina Springer)

Chin For Harley Dyna Models

If you don’t want to look at and show the unsightly lower engine motor mount on your Harley Dyna, Dougz Custom proposes this inexpensive paintable chin fairing to pull the color of your bike into that neglected area, giving it a more ‘custom’ look.

Constructed of hand-laid fiberglass with ready-to-paint gelcoat, this chin fairing fits all 2006 & newer Harley Dyna models including the popular ‘Switchback’ and ‘FatBob’ and includes a black powder coated steel mounting bracket. Made in the USA. Retail for $189.00, mounting bracket included. For more info call 608-783-3684 or visit Dougz Paint And Fabrication.

Totally Updated S&S 4” Big Bore Kit Ready For Market

This new S&S 4” Big Bore Kit is announced as better than ever. The S&S’s 100”/110” big bore kit has just undergone a total redesign with new materials. Their engineers went back to the drawing board on this one and created a unique formula of ductile iron that decreases wear characteristics and allows them to increase contact between liner and fins for better heat transfer” states S&S VP of engineering Peter Winnie.

Inspired by their Pro Stock Drag Race engines, the updated big bore kit utilizes a Ductile Cast Iron liner wrapped in cast aluminum for optimum thermal conductivity and performance. 1999-2006 Twin Cam 88® engines roll up to 100ci, and 2007-17 Dyna/Softail and 2007-16 Touring become 110ci monsters!

No machining necessary and install can be done with engine still in the bike. Kit works well with stock cylinder heads, or let S&S CNC port those heads for even more power. At 10.5:1 compression it makes for a very “streetable” and dependable engine that also responds well to performance cams. Available only within the USA at this time. More info at S&S 4” Big Bore Kit .

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The sky is not the limit. It’s just a view…

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Last Daytona Bike Week For Vendors On Beach Street. No More Vendors After Biketoberfest. Forever!

(Partially sourced Daytona Journal) Riverfront Park on the north end of Beach Street is going to return silent when the 77th Bike Week ends on Sunday March 18th and rill return definitively silent after the upcoming Biketoberfest. Daytona City commissioners on January 3r voted to terminate a contract with Biker Threads LLC, the company that hosts itinerant vendors at the park during Bike Week and Biketoberfest events.

Vendors were permitted to set up shop for the current Bike Week and will be allowed back once more in the fall for Biketoberfest. In a December letter, Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm informed a company that runs the Bike Week events at the park that the city is terminating a contract about halfway through a five-year extension, saying it is “modifying elements of motorcycling events” in the city.

“The Biker Threads lease was terminated because the city wants to implement improvements detailed in the Riverfront Park Master Plan,” Daytona Beach spokeswoman Susan Cerbone wrote in a statement to The News-Journal. “The agreement necessitated a one-year notice clause for termination by either party. This year’s lease for Bike Week and Biketoberfest will be the final year.” Continue reading ‘Last Daytona Bike Week For Vendors On Beach Street. No More Vendors After Biketoberfest. Forever!’

The Forged Invitational Returns To Jekyll Island, Georgia This Weekend March 16 -18

Right now the cars and bikes are traveling their way from far and wide to make it to the island by this Friday. Organisers have picked an amazing group of cars, motorcycles, and people they feel will provide a fun, learning, and entertaining experience for all involved.

The Forged Invitational opens up this Friday at 2pm during the Caffeine and Octane Car Show in Jekyll Island, Georgia. The Forged Invitational will showcase a limited collection of 40+ cars and motorcycles, curated and hand-selected by Custom Builder Bryan Fuller. The collection will be prominently featured overlooking the ocean. Friday 2pm – Sunday 2pm.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Also several workshops together with JET Tools featuring JET Masters

Lincoln Electric Welding Workshop. Saturday 12:30-2pm | $30
Get training from Professional Welding Instructor, Mark Prosser. This workshop provides personalized training in TIG welding process, materials, puddle manipulation techniques, testing your welds, fillers, tungsten, polarities, procedures and more! Includes a beginner welder’s guide book.

JET Tools Sheet Metal Fab Basics. Saturday 2:30-4pm | $30
Learn basic sheet metal forming and welding from the pros. This workshop will help you learn the skills you need for basic sheet metal shaping and fabrication. Learn how to english wheel, shrink and stretch metal, welding techniques, hammer and dolly work, and how to use the basic hand tools. Ask questions at the end about your project! Includes a basic sheet metal guide book.

Walking Tour with Celebrity Hosts Bryan Fuller and Kevin Byrd/ Saturday 11-noon | $25
Walk with Custom Master Builder, Caffeine and Octane TV Host, Bryan Fuller and “Two Guys Garage” and Ford Advanced Powertrain Engineer Kevin Byrd! Get up close and personal with the top cars and motorcycles of the the show! Bryan is also the Lead Curator of The Forged Invitational and has hand-picked a selection of exclusively featured custom cars and bikes to be on display at this year’s Caffeine and Octane At The Beach Event.

Walking Tour with C&O TV Host, Skip Smith Saturday 1-2pm | $25
Walk with Classic Car Expert, Caffeine and Octane TV Host, Skip Smith. Skip will hand-pick some of his favorite cars from the show and share their history, design details and unique modifications.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Valerie Thompson, World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer (304.263 mph) To Be Inducted In August 2018 Sturgis Hall Of Fame.

Royal Enfield Diversifies Its Offerings With The Official Anouncement of a New Fully-Electric Model. Royal Enfield has been investing important resources into the newfound electric powertrain technology for the Indian market. Rudratej Singh, President of Royal Enfield in an interview with a scribe gave hints of their future plans. He said “Royal Enfield has several projects in the pipeline and the electric platform is one of them. We are in an investment phase in the project where we have a team that is working on different ideas and concepts with a long-term focus. We will disclose our plans at an appropriate time.”

Kuryakyn Sponsors Pro Twins Grand National Champion Jared Mees. The partnership marks a return to the racing scene for Kuryakyn and extends throughout the 2018 American Flat Track season. “The thrill of flat track racing recaptured an entire industry and fan base with its recent resurgence,” said Kuryakyn Creative Marketing Director Undria Davis. “We’re incredibly proud to support Jared and his team in their pursuit of retaining the No. 1 plate.”

Ivano Beggio, The Founder Of Motorcycle And Sscooter Maker Aprilia has died age 73. Aprilia grew out of a bicycle workshop Beggio worked in with his father. The motorcycle company is now one of the brands owned by Piaggio. Having started as a manufacturer of bicycles it moved on to manufacture scooters and small-capacity motorcycles. In more recent times Aprilia has produced large sportbikes such as the 1,000 cc V-twin RSV Mille and the V4 RSV4. Aprilia has enjoyed considerable success in road-racing.

Headlamp Caps. Chrome Or Black.

These caps will really improve the look of your 2018 Street Bob or Breakout stock headlights.

Made from aluminum and comes with all the necessary hardware.

This item is not in stock right now and has to be pre-ordered. Delivery time is 2 weeks + shipping from Germany. Order at Thunderbike Germany Online Store

Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Extravaganza March 24-25.

The indoor show is recognized as launching the riding season in the Midwest. Gear heads and riders will soon be coming out of hibernation to gather and meet fellow enthusiasts and friends at the 31st Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk.

In addition to the motorcycles, cars and the largest parts swap in the Midwest, the ever-expanding event now includes Indoor Flat Track Racing and a Tattoo Expo. The Donnie Smith Show will take place at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2017. The “War of the Twins” Indoor Flat Track Racing will kick off the moto extravaganza on Friday, March 23. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the Main Event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door. More information can be found at  Donnie Smith Bike Show.  Spotlights: Continue reading ‘Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Extravaganza March 24-25.’

New Antiqued Solid Brass Standard Bullet Headlight Housing

Headwinds, one of the leaders in custom headlights for over 26 years is now offering a modern version of the vintage look.

The bullet 5-3/4” headlight mixes black and antiquated brass. The spun aluminum housing is fully machined, polished and anodized with a gloss Black finish. The solid brass clamp ring and bracket are polished, antiqued and sealed with a satin coating. Add a convex lens for a real old school look and feel (headlamps also available from Headwinds).

Fits all SAE 5-3/4” headlamps and ¾” wide Harley mounts. Made in the USA by Headwinds. Info and order at 626-359-8044 or visit Headwinds.

A New 24/7 Internet Channel For Bike Movies

One World Digital founded by Zach Coffman launches 24/7 Choppertown Channel on Twitch for Bikers. The 24/7 channel to feature live and recorded programming for Gearheads, such as Choppertown: the Sinners, the Jesse James Austin Speed Shop and the real-time coverage of rallies, races, and more. The Twitch.tv/Choppertown Channel features motorcycle, hot rod, racing and other Gearhead content curated from over a decade of library acquisitions and original award-winning productions. The channel will also include live programming from motorcycle rallies around the world, visits to underground shops, and live coverage of motorcycle racing events, such as Harley-Davidson’s Hooligans and others.

The Twitch community has a wide range of interests with Choppertown representing the latest in compelling new programming,” said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development, Twitch. “By letting the Twitch community interact in real-time with Choppertown’s impressive library of gearhead TV shows and films, as well as live content from races and rallies, it marks a cool milestone for 24/7 content on our service.”

One World Digital’s launch of a linear channel on Twitch builds on its rapidly growing distribution network that includes Facebook Watch, Amazon Prime, Vimeo, and its owned and operated content hub Choppertown.com. Coffman continued, “The interactivity is what makes Twitch so exciting. Our fans love to discuss their passions and this gives them a chance to get together in a great environment whether in front of a TV, via desktop or mobile.”

2018 Daytona Bike Week Postcards (Part 1)

From the new Ace Cafe in Orlando to the festivities in Deland to the Volusia County Swap Meet in Daytona, to Rossmeyer’s Harley in Ormond Beach to Main Street, Beach Street and the International Speedway and the multiple bike shows, the 77th Bike Week is going on since last Thursday. No way to know how many visitors are going to visit this edition but it is evident that many major vendors and much smaller ones have lighten up the personnel working on their display. Enjoy the the wonderful weather of Florida in March ((photos @ Hörst Roesler, Manfred Graf, Michel Graf, Regina Springer)



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