Archive for April, 2012

New School Tracker

In Southwest France, Xavier Raynal loves custom bikes, ordered many from local shops, all until now built with a high tech speed drag or street drag flavor. After a few months of hard riding, each of them ends up being resold to finance the next one. Like a man playing the field with ladies (!), […]

Limited Edition Of 25 S&S Flathead Power Anders Nygren Signature Series Engines

A limited edition of 25 Anders Nygren Signature Series Engines is for sale by S&S Cycle. Anders Nygren is the founder in the 90’s in Sweden of the original Flathead Power Company, mainly to provide impossible to find parts for his own vintage bikes. His accomplishments as an engine builder and engineer were nothing short […]

How To Tune And Modify Your Motorcycle Engine.

Performance. It’s always a favorite topic of discussion. We all want to get the most out of our bikes but engine management can be overwhelming for most bikers. Fortunately, there are a lot of products available, more of them being able to tune and manage your engine for improve performance whatever the custom add-on parts […]

Accessory Mounting Systems By TechMount

Smart Phones, MP3 Players, GPS, Radar Detectors, Cameras, etc… Whatever electronic device(s) you want to carry with you while riding, a company called TechMount offers so many different systems and possible attachments for so many bike brands and models that I can’t list them here. Just know that they all provide a secure system for […]

Harley-Davidson Power Trip Sweepstakes. Win The Trip Of A Lifetime For You And Your Friend.

It’s called the Power Trip Sweepstakes. You just enter at HD Powertrip the email of a friend who rides something other than a Harley. Harley will send your friend an email on your behalf. Your friend accepts your invitation by entering their information. You’re both entered to win! No purchase required. The winners get to […]

Fusion Style Cafe Racer By Metro Motorbike

Taking inspiration and the best of parts from different brands of motorcycles, what I called a Fusion Style approach, designer David Ballinger created a timeless daily-rider motorcycle mixing for reliability a BMW R100 airhead air cooled engine, for performance a Ducati front end and for attitude and style, either a Cafe Racer or Harley-Davidson Fat […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

New Black Ice Finish For Nine-Spoke Harley-Davidson Wheels

Harley-Davidson launches a proprietary treatment called “Black Ice” producing a highly reflective surface with incredible depth. The new Nine-Spoke Cast Wheel in Black Ice (P/N 43300114 17-inch front, P/N 40900111 16-inch rear; $549.95 each) is the latest custom wheel set from Harley-Davidson®. While Black Ice may look like it is black chrome, it is not […]

Inaugural Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally. July 26-29, 2012

After the disappearance of so many shows and rallies, nice to hear about a new one. One of the men behind the first Iowa annual rally is no other than Jay Allen, creator of the World’s Biggest Biker Bar, The Broken Spoke Saloon. Last Spring, Jay created Jay Allen Productions, a rally production company that […]

Jesse James. New Outlaw Garage TV Shows. New West Coast Choppers Gear.

  A few news that Jesse just gave me. 1- Outlaw Garage TV Show On Discovery. When you watched this show on Monday April 9 in which Jesse James was rebuilding a 32 Ford Roadster, it was not yet the beginning of a series. The Discovery Channel wanted first to measure viewership… The show ratings […]

Arlen Ness Deep Cut Muffler Tips For Victory Models

Victory owners of Cross Country, Cross Roads or Vision touring models can now customize their factory exhaust systems with these muffler caps featuring a Ness “Deep Cut” design already available for grips, foot pegs, floorboards, covers, wheels and more. Carved from a huge chunk of 6061-T6 billet aluminum, the Ness billet Deep Cut Muffler Tips are […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. Trademarks. Wal-Mart Added To Lawsuit.

SMRi, the group who owns the Federal Trademark Registration in relation to Sturgis Rally goods and services has obtained from a Federal judge to add Wal-Mart Stores as a defendant in its lawsuit to protect its registered trademarks for “Sturgis” and “Black Hills.” Last June, SMRI sued Rushmore Photo and Gifts Inc. arguing that it owns the […]

Pickard Raked Triple Tree For Custom 23″ Front Wheel On Harley-Davidson Bagger

As expected, the introduction of the tall front wheels (above 21″) to replace the Harley stock size, has created a new market for triple trees. After Arlen Ness, Pickard Wheels now introduce a 6-degree triple tree letting you install a 23″ front without having to cut/modify your frame. As important, Pickard conceived it such a […]

Harley-Davidson First Quarter 2012. Retail New Motorcycle Sales Up 20.3 Percent Worldwide and 25.5 Percent in U.S.

As expected, this morning Harley-Davidson reported strong gains in earnings and dealer new motorcycle sales for the first quarter of 2012. As buyers become more comfortable with spending and interest rates remain low the consumer focus has shifted from used to new motorcycles. A flash of warm weather in winter in the US has also […]

Harley-Davidson World Ride Starts June 24. Million Mile Monday Expanding to Two Days.

The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), invites all Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders around the world to celebrate the freedom of the open road during the 2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride. Launched in 2008, Million Mile Monday has been an annual event on the last Monday of June that brings thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders together in a collective […]

The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo And Her Bike

The films The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are based on the novel of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and became a worldwide phenomenon. Eisbeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara) is a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker with the hard-earned wisdom of […]

World’s Oldest Unrestored Indian Motorcycle Sells For $155,000

Last Saturday a 1903 Indian motorcycle sold at auction  for $155,000. It was announced by the auction house as the known oldest motorcycle from Indian that began selling bikes in 1902. It is one of only three built in 1903.The auction was won via a telephone bid from a motorcycle collector from New York City […]

Leaked Report. Harley-Davidson US Sales Up 25% During 1st Quarter 2012.

Harley-Davidson is scheduled to release first quarter 2012 earnings tomorrow Wednesday April 25. But after information leaked from a research update by the Motorcycle Industry Council became public, Harley-Davidson was obliged yesterday to confirm in a federal filing that retail sales of motorcycles in the United States rose 25.5 percent in the first quarter of […]

Diamond Stitched Replacement Seat For Harley-Davidson Touring Bikes

Mustang Motorcycle Seats, one of the leaders in the construction of motorcycle seats, extends its line of bagger seats with this new “Wide Tripper” solo seat featuring a detailed diamond stitch design. This 14” wide solo ($289) fits 2008-up FL models and is shipped complete with a matching mini bib plus chrome mounting hardware giving […]

Unexpected Custom Paint Jobs

Most don’t realize that paint manufacturers never stop researching special colors, materials and techniques, offering professional painters new opportunities to create special effects for clients looking to own one-of-a-kind paint jobs. Among bike painters always experimenting with new processes, a shop I just discovered called “Unexpected Custom” whose creative use of metallic and iridescent colors […]

Harley-Davidson Museum Offers Historic Images For Public Purchase

An opportunity for you to engage in Harley-Davidson’s history, The HD Museum launched a new website Harley-Davidson Images  where you can order a wide range of Art from the H-D Museum® Archives. Are offered several reprint options, allowing customers to find photos they want and have them printed on various media, including stretched canvas, wooden signs, […]

Wish You Owned An Exotic Supercar?

Apple tells you every day that on their iTunes store there is an application for everything. Example. An application to make your car, Mazda, Vette, Ford pickup, Prius  even your RV sound like a Nascar, Ford GT40, Ferrari, Lamborghini! (only from inside of your car.) Once the app is downloaded and your device is in […]

Customized Harley Sportster Still Serviceable By Harley Dealers

Many custom motorcycle lovers have this dilemma. How radical can they go with their new Harley-Davidson without voiding all factory warranties and keeping their bike serviceable at any official Harley dealership. Florida shop Lightning Rod Motorcycles brings an answer to this question when you intend to customize a Sportster. The “Trackster” featured here is still […]

Show Me Your Office. Roland Sands.

It makes life much easier if not only you do what you love but also if you go to work to a place custom made to feel like a living place, an extension of your home where you can surround yourself with your preferred personal pieces of furniture, objects, books, etc. On the second floor […]

2012 Cannonball Endurance Run. September 7 To 23, 2012

In 2010, you loved to follow in my website the brave riders of the Cannonball Endurance Run who proved that antique motorcycles could be put again to the test of crossing the country from east to west coast. This year, only motorcycles built in 1929 or  earlier can compete and of course must be powered […]

Bonneville Speed Museum. Update.

As you probably already know, as of today, there is no museum commemorating all those pioneers who raced the Salts of Utah (there was a small one, defunct 14 years ago.) 18 months ago, Wendover, Utah Mayor Mike Crawford and local Bonneville enthusiast John House announced that they had secured a five-acre plot of land […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

2012 March Revenue Of US Motorcycle Dealers Up 20%. The data comes from ADP Lightspeed, an organism maintaining a database of over 1 billion sales records from motorcycle industry dealers. Every night, over 1400 Lightspeed dealers automatically transmit the day’s Parts, Service and Sales information to a collective database held at the Lightspeed offices Salt […]

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