Archive for December, 2012

Bomb Runner Harley Sportster. Custom Built In Taiwan.

The custom motorcycle scene is one world. After Europe, Australia and Japan, the four Asian Tigers –  Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan – are showing strong interest in custom motorcycles. A couple of local custom builders, at least one magazine to showcase their work, the influence of a neighbor country, in this case […]

Happy New Year To All

A Very Short Film About Miami’s Vintage Motorcycle Scene

Metal305 was founded in the summer of 2012 by a couple of Miami vintage motorcycle enthusiasts who wanted to start a group of like-minded riders in the Miami area. Metal305 includes bike nights and networking the small independent shops in the area for the riders needing their services. Metal305 isn’t about any particular person or […]

Complete Late Model Dyna Slammer Kit Package By Burly Brand

These last couple of years, the versatile Harley Dyna platform has been re-discovered by the go-to for performance minded builders and riders. A trend that has been noticed by several after-market part vendors like Burly Brand, now offering this Dyna super low package kit available in black, today’s preferred “color.” The Complete Burly Slammer Kit […]

Victory Rides Mobile Application

There is an application for everything, even one for Victory devoted motorcycle enthusiasts. Like other travel mobile applications, it features these services. – display your current location – weather conditions, forecasts and advisories for any location – find and contact Victory dealers – local services search with integrated direct dialing, including gas stations, restaurants, and […]

New Harley-Davidson Leather Down-Tube Tote Bags For Sportster And Dyna

A way to add handy storage to a Sportster or Dyna, this bag provides a handy place to smaller gear like tools, a tire gauge, or a disc lock. The new Leather Down-Tube Bag (P/N 93300045 Distressed Brown, P/N 93300044 Black; $119.95) has a rigid back and features a heavy leather flap with an embossed […]

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Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster Inspired By Technics Headphones And Turntable

Another custom bike built as a marketing and advertising tool, this time for the Panasonic brand Technics. A Sportster 883 was stripped down to bare frame by Roland Sands and Andy Bell and fully rebuilt using a lot of custom designed parts inspired by 2 Technics DJ products, the RP-DH1250 headphones as well as the […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Another US Harley Dealer Avoids Harley-Davidson Termination Notice For Allegedly Violating Non-Retail Sales Policy. Harley-Davidson conducts frequent audits of its dealers network to see if they don’t violate the company Non-Retail Sales Policy (NSRP) On June 23, 2011 Harley-Davidson notified Riverside Harley-Davidson (dab Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson) of its intent  to terminate the dealer agreement within 30 […]

Teardrop Heel-Toe Shifter

And when you think that not much could be invented with a heel-toe shifter, somebody comes with a new idea and design… Ok, it’s not for all tastes and styles of bike, but if you match it with the floorboards of the same company, it can look pretty cool. Fitment is compatible with most Harley-Davidson […]

The Real Thing. Re-Imagining A Classic Mustang.

For entertainment during your holidays  a well shot short documentary about custom hot rod builder BODIE STROUD and his re-imagining of a classic Mustang by way of an extremely rare and powerful motor built specifically for legendary racer Mario Andretti’s 1969 Can Am series race car. Directed and Photographed by Julian King.

Picture Of The Week

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Harkens Back To The Glories Of Yesteryear

Looking for a new motorcycle under $10,000 with retro racing inspiration but modern engineering. The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer pays homage to the Café Racers of the 50s and 60s and offers a new and more powerful, 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor and new lightweight, six split spoke aluminum wheels, number plate, and solo saddle.

Zipper’s MaxFlow Air Filter Kits for EFI Models

Letting your engine breathe deeper is a sure and easy way to get a nice power increase. Doing it via a max flow air filter is also the cheapest method to boost performance. One of the best on the market is the MAXFlow Air Filter Kits by Zipper’s Performance Products. Designed to completely replace the […]

Scam Alert

Be aware! Over the last month I have become a victim of a clever ‘Eastern European’ scam while out shopping. Simply dropping into Costco  for a bit of shopping turned out to be quite an experience.  Don’t be naive enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends. Here’s how the scam works: Two very good-looking 20-21 […]

Vintage Reproduction Kicker Covers By S&S Cycle

Looking for an authentic Flathead kicker cover? Good luck. You may try to steal one from a factory museum bike (huh) or get one from S&S Cycle offering one as close as possible to the Harley original. Not only authentic to the smallest details outside but improved with new technology inside. Even boss imperfections in the […]

EPA Drops Minimum 4-Gallon Purchase Requirement For Motorcycles And ATV’s

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports that the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scrapping its requirement that all consumers buy at least 4 gallons of gasoline from certain gas stations using blender pumps that dispense E10 and E15 through the same hose. The vast majority of motorcycles and ATVs in use today aren’t […]

Accurate Air Pressure Adjustment For Harley-Davidson Touring Suspension.

The new Digital Touring Suspension Air Pump (P/N 54000033, $69.95) from Harley-Davidson® is an accurate and convenient tool used to check and alter pressure in the rear air shocks on all Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles. The only digital suspension air pump on the market, it has a bleed valve that allows precise adjustment of air pressure, […]

Bare Naked Chopper

Very representative of the custom chopper style that Paul Wideman at Bare Knuckle Choppers is building for his clients, “Incognegro” is as naked as possible, re-employing the best of Harley-Davidson of the mid-sixties, then using proprietary parts from the shop, a few from the best in the business, and assembling them around a one-off bodywork. […]

Good Guys Air Filter

Good Guys is a new line of custom parts by German customizer Rick’s Motorcycles (also official Baden-Baden Harley-Davidson dealer.) This air filter is a “variation” of many others with the same basic design, but this one will remind you the configuration of a brake/pulley system. Sold with K&N filter and necessary mounting hardware. Bolt-0n piece […]

A Christmas Love Story

A couple was shopping on Christmas Eve and the mall was packed. As the wife walked through the mall she was surprised to look up and see her husband was nowhere around. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do. Because she was so worried, she called him on her mobile phone to […]

Bagger Audio Double Up Saddlebag Speaker Lids

While riding a Bagger, some like to go for loud, very loud… These audio lids for your touring bags are supposed to be the loudest in the business. These new urethane injection molded replacement Harley-Davidson saddlebag lids allow you to install 2 pairs of 6 x 9 inch speakers on your bike. And for moisture […]

Harley-Davidson Dealership In Texas Not Negligent In Test Drive Crash

Justices with the 13th Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Euton Harley-Davidson Inc. of Victoria, Texas was not negligent when an employee crashed while test driving one of its motorcycles. Robert Zissa Jr. ran a stop sign on July 5, 2006, while test driving a motorcycle for the dealership. He collided with a 2002 GMC […]

New Screamin’ Eagle Laser Exhaust Shields With Mesh Inserts

Offered in Chrome or Jet Black Ceramic Finish for Harley-Davidson Touring Models, the new Screamin’ Eagle® Laser Exhaust Shield Kits from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® feature laser-cut openings that are filled with tightly-woven mesh for an attention-getting, high-performance look. A direct replacement for factory-installed exhaust shields, each kit is easy to install and includes front […]

Hell On Wheels By Affliction

For entertainment during this per period of holidays, a great commercial from the Affliction brand to illustrate its brand motto “Live Fast, Play Hard.” Ladies can live fast too!!! So hide your keys…

First India Bike Week And First India Harley-Davidson Hog Rally in 2013

Harley-Davidson will hold its first Indian  National Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Rally January 31 and February 1 in Goa. The celebration also kicks off a full year of festivities across the world to mark Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary. Harley-Davidson India also announced its sponsorship of the first India Bike Week, following the National H.O.G Rally, on February […]

Holiday Greetings From Cyril Huze. Three Simple Wishes. Peace. Happiness. Prosperity.

During this holiday season, please don’t wear bad (although sweet) Santa Claus sweaters, don’t expand too much your waistline and don’t shrink your bank account to zero. Enjoy your family, friends and time off.

Cyril Huze