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The Wrench. An Indian Scout Build-Off Competition For 3 Amateur Builders.

Unlike any other custom motorcycle competition, The Wrench will celebrate those who find their sense of identity, purpose and glory, spending painstaking hours wrenching on garage builds. Indian Motorcycle is in search for three non-professional builders who do not make a living building and customizing motorcycles, looking for everyday “wrenchers” who do it only for […]

Daytona TT Tickets Upgrade For Unparalleled Access To The Riders And Machines.

American Flat Track (AFT) fans attending the Bigger, Better and Faster Harley-Davidson TT on March 15, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway are being presented with an opportunity to gain unparalleled access to the riders and machines of the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series.For an additional $25, fans can have their event ticket upgraded […]

“American Chopper” Paul Teutul Alleges He Is Broke And Files For Personal Bankruptcy.

American Chopper returned to TV after a 5-Year break. In the first episode on March 1st, Paul Sr and Jr talk again and helped each other install front forks… And now Paul Sr alleges he’s broke and had to file for Chapter 13 in New York just the day before, February 28. Quite a sense […]

Seen At Zurich Swiss Moto (February 22-25)

Harley-Davidson still enjoys a considerable share of the Swiss motorcycle market. During this 2018 event, big and reputable dealers like Baechli Harley-Davidson and Buendnerbikes came to show their new creations at proximity of the Official display and just across the Indian Motorcycle one. Swiss Moto, like Swiss Custom, is a show letting you understand the […]

Harley-Davidson Invests In Electric Motorcycle Startup Alta Motors

Harley-Davidson has made an equity investment in the Silicon Valley startup Alta Motors that makes lightweight electric motorcycles, tapping into a global push toward electric vehicles and looking to offer motorcycles that appeal to younger consumers. “Earlier this year, as part of our 10-year strategy, we reiterated our commitment to build the next generation of […]

Indian Motorcycle At 77th Daytona Bike Week

Indian Motorcycle®, announced a Daytona Bike Week lineup of activations packed with demo rides for 2018 models, custom bike displays, an exclusive rider’s group experience, and more. Carey Hart’s display of custom Chieftains, performance parts and accessories, and a Scout FTR750 photo opportunity are just a few of the offerings Indian Motorcycle will have available […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Daytona Carl Speed Shop To Close At End Of Bike Week. Carl Morrow,and his wife Diane will retire at the end of Daytona Bike Week and close their well known Daytona tuning and repair bike shop on North Beach Street. Carl made a name for himself with land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats […]

77th Daytona Bike Week. Harley-Davidson Activities.

Daytona Bike Week is the unofficial start of motorcycle riding season across the United States. It’s an annual celebration that brings people together, riders and non-riders, to embrace the sport of motorcycling. “As the official motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week, Harley-Davidson is excited to be back in Florida to kick off another great riding season,” […]

2018 Daytona Bike Week Giveaway

The Official Bike of 2018 Daytona Bike Week )Match 9-18) is a 2010 Harley-Davidson Super Glide completely customized by George Sinsman of Chao Cycle in Long Island, New York. The bike was rebuilt in a Street Tracker style with the following new parts: A new Magnaflow 2-into-1 exhaust, Vance & Hines Fuel Pak, Memphis Shades front […]

INTERMOT Customized. In Cologne, Germany October 3-7, 2018

With the premiere of INTERMOT Customized in 2016, the public and trade show became one of the biggest meetings of the International Custom Scene. The organizers promise again new fresh custom blood brought to the biker scene with the 2018 edition to be held in the center of Europe, in Cologne Germany October 3-7, 2018. […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announced Their Farewell Tour And Will Perform At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip On August 6, 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd, the American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s is on a farewell tour. They have gained worldwide recognition for their live performances and signature songs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird”. They will perform at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip On August 6. Three different 3-day package […]

J&P Cycles Awards $20,000 and Crowns Eight U.S. Vets as Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, awarded the title of Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building to eight U.S. military veterans from Texas. They earned the title at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show whose final stop on the tour was part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in […]

“Passion Built” Custom Motorcycles At 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’ Exhibit

For the 10th year, Custom bikes built from the pure passion and love of the machine will be exhibited at the Buffalo Chip free to the public this August. Curated by Michael Lichter “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery” will bring together a collection of stunning motorcycles “Passion Built” for this exhibition by 40 builders […]

The Jack Ehret Land Speed Record-Setting 1951 Vincent Black Lightning Auctioned For $929,000 In Las Vegas Returns To Collector In Australia

After setting a top auction price, the 1951 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle is returning home to Australia where it set a national land speed record 65 years ago. The Vincent became part of Australian motoring history after Jack Ehret rode it into the record books in 1953. Forty years later his son, former sidecar racer […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Increases Dividend, Announces Additional Share Repurchase Authorization. The Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) board of directors approved a cash dividend of $0.37 per share (3.2% yield) for the first quarter of 2018 on Feb. 2, 2018. The dividend is payable March 2, 2018 to the shareholders of record of the company’s common stock as of […]

Harley-Davidson Is Recalling Nearly 251,000 Motorcycles Worldwide (175,000 US) Because The Brakes Might Fail

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 251,000 motorcycles worldwide (175,000 in the US)  because the brakes might Fail. The U.S. recall covers more than 30 models from the 2008 through 2011 model years. Harley says deposits can form on brake parts if the fluid isn’t changed every two years as specified […]

2018 Daytona TT To Feature Trackside Seating, Fun-Filled Fan Zone, Rider Autographs and Harley-Davidson Stunt Extravaganza

America’s most unique motorcycle race – the bigger, better and faster Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys  is set to dramatically expand its fan-friendly flavor on March 15, 2018, with the addition of several exciting new features. These include pit-road bleacher seating (see yellow area on map, above), which gets fans across the […]

Motor Bike Expo 10th Anniversary In Verona, Italy (January 18-21). Custom Chrome Bike Show Winners.

It’s my 5th report in 12 days about the famous Italy Motor Bike Expo (160,000 paying visitors, 600 custom bikes on the floor during 4 days…) and you may be confused by some bikes that I am featuring more than one time. No, it’s not a mistake. The reason is that the most interesting customs […]

Harley-Davidson Announces Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2017 Results. Struggling To Reverse A Four-year Sales Decline. Closing Kansas City Plant.

Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales were down 6.7% in 2017 compared to 2016. U.S. retail sales decreased 8.5% and international retail sales were down 3.9%. In 2017, Harley shipped 241,498 motorcycles total, down about 8% from a year earlier. Harley-Davidsom is struggling to reverse a four-year sales slide, with growth overseas somewhat helping offset a […]

Polaris Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results. Record Fourth Quarter Sales Up 18%. Expecting A sharper-Than-Expected Slowdown In Growth In 2018.

Reported sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 18% to a record $1,431 million; adjusted sales were $1,430 million, up 17%, a majority from organic growth. Total 2017 dealer inventory was up 1% year-over-year; ORV dealer inventory was down 6%. “I am proud of the Polaris team and excited to see their dedication and hard […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Bonhams Hits $2.86 Million At Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Led by the record-setting 1951 Vincent Black Lightning, Bonhams annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction posted $2.86 million in sales and a 75 percent sell-through rate. The Black Lightning sold at the Rio hotel and casino for $929,000, the most ever paid at auction for a collector motorcycle. […]

Indian Recalls Some 2015-2017 Roadmaster Motorcycles

Water has a chance of getting into the Indian Roadmaster’s rear wiring harness causing the brake light to stay illuminated. Owners will be notified and the potential problem will be remedied, free of charge.Indian will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trunk wiring harness with an updated harness that contains sealing plugs in the […]

The Jack Ehret Speed Record-Setting 1951 Vincent Black Lightning Auctioned For $929,000 In Las Vegas

To the sound of cheers and applause in a packed ballroom at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Bonhams – led by auctioneer Malcolm Barber –  just sold the rare, original condition, British-made, Australian speed record-setting, 1951 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle for $929,000, making it the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction. […]

The New 2018 Harley-Davidson American Flat Track Racing Factory Team

The team was announced to the Harley-Davidson dealer network during meetings held today in Nashville. Halbert, Robinson and Vanderkooi will compete on Harley XG750R race bikes, mixing veteran savvy with youthful potential in a three-rider effort contesting the 2018 American Flat Track (AFT) Twin series. Returning rider Brandon Robinson will be joined by seasoned pro […]

Motor Bike Expo 10th Anniversary In Verona, Italy (January 18-21) Part 4

Steve McQueen’s classic Pope 61CI Model Motorcycle Auctioned This Thursday January 25th In Las Vegas

A 1914 Pope 61CI Model bought by the Great Escape star in the late 1970s just a few years before his untimely death, has emerged for sale by the Bonhams Auction House this Thursday, January 25th, at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. McQueen’s purchase of the bike came as the result of long […]



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