Archive for April, 2017

Wheels Designed And Built To Run With Beringer Inboard Brake System.

Beringer has adapted aircraft braking technology for motorcycles. Per Beringer’s calculations the system delivers three times less gyroscopic inertia, a 20% stopping power increase (over a single disc setup) and about 1 lb total weight reduction. All the above is being complimented by a very unique look. So, Andrei Rybkin at HD Wheels designed special […]

The Adventures Of Sparky And Clutch (Episode 6)

From Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, the massive 10 million+ capital and most populous city of the Republic of Indonesia is a good starting ground if you want to observe the excitation of young low cc motorcycle riders transitioning in the world of custom. All stating that they are ready to build bikes mixing American DNA with Asian fusion culture. […]

“Killa Da Game” Custom Boxer Rocker Boxes For Sportster, Big Twin And Twin Cam Engines

Looking like authentic or not, mimicking purely vintage on new bikes or radical on old bikes and everything between you can imagine Esteves Motorcycle Design seems to master the art of engine rocker boxes design. Alu 7075 bases. Want to make your motor look like no other? Go to “Killa Da Game” Custom Boxer Rocker […]

Words Of The Week. Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich.

“By 2027, our objectives are to build 2 million new Harley-Davidson riders in the U.S., grow our International business to 50 percent of our annual volume, launch 100 new high-impact Harley-Davidson motorcycles, deliver superior return on invested capital for Harley-Davidson Motor Company and grow our business without growing our environmental impact,” said during the company’s earnings […]

Sturgis Pappy Hoel Campground Will Be The Official 2017 Campground For Harley Owner Group (H.O.G.)

Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground have partnered to name the Pappy Hoel Campground as the official campground for Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) during the 77th annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD. The partnership offers the following benefits to all H.O.G. members with a valid H.O.G. membership: Mike Ballard, owner of […]

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The Cobra Powerflow Intake System

In its fourth decade, Cobra Engineering continues a tradition of offering high quality accessories and exhausts to personalize your bike, all made by them right here in Southern California, not off-shore, made in some far-away country products from us. For a modern cruiser, I always liked their classic and stylish Powerflow Intake System offered in […]

Joke Of The Week

United Airlines testing New Slogans “Drag and Drop.” “We put the hospital in hospitality”. “Board as a doctor, leave as a patient”. “Our prices can’t be beaten, but our passengers can”. “We have First Class, Business Class and No Class”. “Not enough seating, prepare for a beating”. “We treat you like we treat your luggage”. […]

Republic Of Texas Rally (ROT) In Austin. June 8-11, 2017

The Republic Of Texas Bike Rally brings rally goers some of the best motorcycle acts and attractions in the country. Starting with a Friday Parade, Biker Games By Buda, a Ride In BikeShow, a “Run Watcha Brung” Flat Track racing, a Military Bike Give Away, a world record Doug Danger jump, a Tattoo Show, a […]

Polaris First Quarter Results. Indian Motorcycle® Market Share Gains. ORV market Share Stabilizing.

Retail Sales Performance Exceeded Company expectations in the first quarter. Overall Sales Increased 17% to $1,153.8 million.Adjusted Sales Increased 18% to $1,158.9 million. (Note: the results and guidance in this release, including the highlights above, include references to non-GAAP operating measures, which are identified by the word “adjusted” preceding the measure. A reconciliation of GAAP […]

False And Misleading Claim Again. Harley-Davidson Pays 10% Tax In India. Not 100% As Alleged.

The scope of false and misleading facts and statements incite many politicians to continue to push :Alternative Facts” for their own benefitts. And this on all sides of the spectrum…. My job being to inform and entertain you around our motorcycling passion, from time to time it requires my intervention to push away the dubious […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s Moto Stampede® Race Series Expands Diverse Schedule Of Races

Adding days of racing is always good. The Sturgis epicenter of rally events adds multiple days of racing action at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. Six of the motorcycle and music festival’s nine days offers thrilling racing from American Flat Track and RSD Super Hooligan to street drags, Dirt Riot Off-Road, and AMA Supermoto. […]

New Adjustable Fairing Air Deflectors For Harley Road Glide

These new Kuryakyn Adjustable Fairing Air Deflectors offer a step up in style and versatility compared to the fixed factory units on Road Glides®. The sleek variable deflectors are easy to operate and securely lock into place in four positions, channeling airflow toward or around the rider for improved comfort in the saddle. The shatterproof […]

Best Seller “Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance” Author Robert Pirsig Died

Pirsig’s publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died Monday April 24 at his home in South Benwick, Maine at the age of 88. ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ was published in 1974 and was based on a motorcycle trip Pirsig took in the late 1960s with his son, Chris, from Minneapolis. Minnesota […]

Indian Becomes Official Sponsor Of Wheels & Waves 2017.

Indian Motorcycle attended Wheels & Waves for the first time last year, and this year the brand is going back as an official partner for the show in Biarritz, France. Wheels & Waves is held at various locations near Biarritz and brings together art, action, surfing and motorcycling over five action-packed days from Wednesday 14th June to Sunday […]

Custom 1936 WL. Extending Harley-Davidson Bloodline.

Motorcycle advertising campaigns with a great consistent theme have produced great sales to consumers. Having a deep education and professional background in marketing and advertising to which was mixed my love for motorcycles, with a few others in the current custom industry  I am over appreciative of what Harley-Davidson has accomplished in terms of popularity, […]

King Of Speed Or King Of Style? Of Both?

Xtreme Machine USA is launching the CHARGER Wheel Design, conceived from the idea that speed is king and style is forever queen… This new CHARGER wheel was conceived with the nostalgic race inspired five flat spokes present the illusion of spinning blades at top-speed while the machined speed streaks in the rim finish off its magic. […]

Thought Of The Day

      “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right…” Henry Ford

Revealed Today. The Custom MV Agusta Brutale 800 Charity Bike From 2 Sisters From Another Mister.

The full custom MV Agusta Brutale 800 build Sofi Tsingos and Alicia Elfving have been building since April 2016 will be revealed and on display at The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas this weekend from April 21-23. The raffle ticket Sale deadline has been pushed back to allow sales through the show and […]

Two Motorcycle Legends Left Us. John Parham, Founder J&P Cycles. Alain Sputhe, Founder Of Sputhe Engineering.

04-21-17. I am too sad. I will not write or comment further… (photos @ H. Roesler) 04-22-17 Industry Mourns the Death of J&P Cycles Founder John Parham Team members at Motorcycle Aftermarket Group and J&P Cycles mourn the death of J&P Cycles founder John Parham, who lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis on Thursday, April […]

The Adventures Of Sparky And Clutch (Episode 5)

2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Get Your Discount Ticket Before May 1st

The July 7-9 event Includes a Swap meet, Racing, Wall Of Death, Seminars and more… An “Early Bird Ticket Discount” for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is available through May 1. for the event to be held July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. AMA members get a $15 ticket discount through June […]

Breaking News. Harley-Davidson Just Announced Cut Of 118 Positions At Its York County facility.

The company is moving production of its Softail motorcycles from the plant in Springettsbury Township to Kansas City, Missouri, beginning with the 2018 model year. Harley-Davidson will add 118 positions at its Kansas City plant. The layoffs will begin June 23 and last through late July. Company spokeswoman Bernadette Lauer said employees were already told […]

Khrome Werks 2-2 High Performance Exhaust for 2017 H-D Touring Bikes. Available Now!

To avoid any confusion in a former post of last week,  I re-run the following press release. Give the new Milwaukee Eight an aggressive boost with this three step 2-into-2 exhaust system. Relentlessly engineered, this system produces significant horsepower and torque gains over stock. This exhaust system has been dyno tested to show performance improvements […]

The New Boss Hoss Stroker 400 Small Block Has Arrived.

Introducing a Boss Hoss model is not the easiest thing to do for me if you are not a huge fan. But many around the world still love and ride this 2-wheeler Chevy V-8 powered motorcycle originally founded in 1990 by Monte Warne in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Boss Hoss Cycles, Inc. has introduced its 2017 Boss […]

New Highline Saddlebag Lids

A lot is being proposed by vendors regarding motorcycle saddlebags, from depth to width, from inside dressing to lightning, from lids shape to closing mechanism. Dirty Birds Concepts bring you their own new style, with more aggressive and sleeker formed lids that they named Highline. These lids can installed with any stock Harley saddlebags and […]

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