Archive for November, 2012

Road Legal Custom Harleys From Europe

In the US, the last 5 tough economic years have  changed our collective psyche and the way we live, work and spend. The American custom motorcycle industry, now on a slow recovery, has changed its way to do business with many builders disappearing and the remaining forced to build from the ground up much more […]

All Bikers Need A Center Jack

We doesn’t need, at least, to lift, service or clean a motorcycle? And if you tinker with yours or build one in your garage you cam’t do serious work without a scissor jack. This new one from Drag Specialties is sturdy, with a large footprint design making it stable yet strong enough to lift an […]

Happy Thanksgiving To All Of You

The New Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout. She Rode It…

The 2013 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Breakout™ motorcycle is a limited-production Softail® model from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations™. Powered by the Twin Cam 110B™ engine with a level of custom detailing unmatched on a Harley production motorcycle. Lots of chrome. She rides one…

Classic Air Cleaner By Boyle Custom Moto

A simple and classic shape CV air cleaner to fit the style of many bikes. The basket design greatly minimizes air restriction and with the addition of the ™”vortex cone” you get increased and properly directed air flow. The high percentage open area stainless cage allows more air flow to pass through quickly and easily. […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rocks The Holidays Guitar Sweepstakes. A Rare Collectible Under Your Christmas Tree.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is giving people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a custom Epiphone Coronet™ collectible guitar signed by members of the 2012 Sturgis Buffalo Chip concert series lineup. Music-lovers and motorcyclists have a special opportunity to make the holiday season truly rock by registering to win the Rock the Holidays Guitar Sweepstakes and […]

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SEMA Has Acquired The International Motorsports Industry Show.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced it has finalized an agreement to purchase the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS), the racing trade show that has been held annually in Indianapolis since 2009. The IMIS will be consolidated with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, which returns to Indianapolis for 2013 and beyond. The […]

Akrapovic Cutting Edge Promo Custom Motorcycle

I already featured this bike in its 1st version, but some modifications and refinements having been done, it’s worth mentioning it again because of its excellence in terms of minimalistic and high tech design. And this, although some will detect some old school boardtrack racing inspiration behind the conception of “Morsus.” It is the promo […]

No Fear. Skull Floorboards.

They look cool, but a big warning. I think your feet will not feel comfortable and may very easily slip out of these ones. So, use good judgment…or use these inserts on stock early Harley floorboards only when exhibiting your sled in a bike show. You can also use them alone if you make your own […]

Jay Allen Gets New Land Speed Record At El Mirage Dry Lake.

Last week, on the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, after years of trying to get the A-PG 3000 speed record, formally 175 mph, Jay Allen was able to pass the timer at 177.479 mph, setting a new land speed record for this class. Jay wants to thank the “gear Grinders”, Jeff Lange, Tony Mathews, S&S […]

Shopping Harley-Davidson Holiday Gifts

Harley-Davidson would love that your local dealer become your holiday wish list headquarters. And to incite you to shop Harley gifts, with a $300 Purchase they offer a Limited Edition 110th Anniversary Tin with a membership to the Hatley-Davidson Museum. Inside each Limited Edition 110th Anniversary Tin is a collectible dog tag and keychain, a […]

Gold Switch Caps To Bling Your Harley-Davidson Hand Controls

If Donald Trump would ride a Harley, he would install right away these gold switch caps. And since he doesn’t ride, no shame in doing it for your own bike.  Just a question of taste… These new gold switch cap kits let you update your black OEM ones without replacing the entire switch. Quick and […]

American Chopper Canceled After 10 Years On The Air

After 10 years and 233 episodes of a style called the “Doc Soap Reality” TV show, Discovery has decided to cancel American Chopper, one of its most popular programs. The custom bike that you will see in the December 10-11 “4-way build-off” TV show on Discovery, also called “The Revenge” (a face-off against Jesse James […]

Champions Moto Offers 3 Bespoke Triumph Models

Champions Moto founded by Richard Varner and Terry Karges, is a custom motorcycle company and lifestyle fashion label based out of Costa Mesa, Calif.  The business is dedicated to handcrafting concept bike parts and designing vintage motorcycles powered by modern superbike engines. “As a British bike enthusiast, I wanted a motorcycle that looked like a […]

Progressive Suspension 944 Series Shocks And New Frequency Sensing Technology For Harley Touring Models

Introduced only a few years ago, Progressive’s innovative 940 Series shocks became the go-to for Harley-Davidson touring riders looking to eat up big miles in bigger comfort. Now they tell us they’ve made them better with the addition of a new technology damper and updated the series to 944. What’s the difference? They say just […]


Some people don’t realize the simple beauty the open road can have. The best way to enjoy the road is on a motorcycle…A short video by Andrew Quinone for those who understand…and those who need to understand. (sourced by Mike Greenwald) 

Carbon Fiber Fenders. Have You Thought About It?

They appear on quite a few customs. The reasons? Light, very strong and durable and a unique look if you keep them “raw”, non painted. Carbon fiber fenders and tanks are not new in the industry, but more often used on sport bikes. Rods & Rides Motorcycle company sees an opportunity in the American V-Twin […]

Jill Ivers Rides Her 1941 Indian Scout To 103.221 MPH At El Mirage Dry Lake

She was pursuing the record in her category during the past 5 years. She never went over 91 mph on her 1941 Indian Scout. But her steady persistence was just rewarded at the legendary El Mirage dry lake. Jill Ivers did a pass at 103.221, sailing into the records book, besting the APS-VG speed record […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Bike Sales Up 10% In October? A Citi analyst said Wednesday that it appears Harley-Davidson Inc.’s October sales rose more than analysts previously thought. Gregory Badishkanian said that based on checks with Harley dealers, it looks like retail sales rose 10 percent in October, while most analysts expected the company to post an increase […]

It’s Back Again. Baker Drivetrain “Cash For Crap” Program.

You have one week until November 21, 2012 to benefit from this program. Have an old, tired, stock transmission? Was your custom chopper built with a knock-off transmission that’s impossible to service? BAKER wants to give you cash for it!  Between now and November 21, 2012, send them your old worn out transmission and they will […]

Chop Works Carburetor Cover

You can dramatically change the look of your carburetor with this retro looking finned top cover. For CV carburetors, but can be fitted on others with the included iron plate. Polished cast aluminum or in black. At Chop Works.

Custom Honda VT1100.

When I was contacted by Charlie Giordano, owner of Von Braun Precision Exhaust, a 2-year old company specializing in high end exhaust mufflers for Harley-Davidson touring motorcycles (that you can also fit on other bikes via slip-fit adapters), he was somewhat surprised when I told him that I never heard about his company or products. A custom bike […]

Here’s Your Chance To Own A One-Of-A-Kind Victory Dream Bagger

Victory teamed up with Gibson Guitars to create a one of a kind bagger inspired by axeman Jason Hook’s (from band Five Finger Death Punch) Explorer guitar “Sarge.” Victory took Jason legendary guitar as inspiration for a custom Victory bagger, and now this bad-ass bike can be yours on December 2nd at Julian’s Auction House: […]

Marketplace Events And Italian Trade Commission Join Forces For American International Motorcycle Expo

Highlights From A Press Release Sent By The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo)   AIMExpo added significantly to its strong foundation with today’s major announcement of the signing of a formal agreement between Marketplace Events (MPE) and the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) at the opening day of Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA) 2013 […]

4-Way Bike Build-Off Between Jesse James, Paul Jr, Paul Sr And Garage Gas Monkey. Let’s The Trash Talk Begin.

You will have to wait until December 10 on the Discovery Channel to see what the builders have built (footage of each shop 6-week fabrication job), and December 11 for the winner of this 4-way build-off to be decided live in Las Vegas. Of course, trash talking between competitors has already started and is even […]

James Dean 1955 Triumph TR5 On Display At Indiana State Museum

The James Dean’s 1955 Triumph TR5 500cc Trophy will be displayed starting November 23, 2012 at the Indiana State Museum for an “Eternal James Dean” exhibit. Almost in perfect condition, Dean owned it only a few months before he was killed at the age of 24 in a car crash while driving his Porsche. the […]

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