Saturday, 26 September 2020

Indian Motorcycle Goes Hill Climbing Again

 Indian Motorcycle Goes Hill Climbing Again 

After an 80 Year Absence

After more than 80 years away from what is arguably America's original motorcycle sport, Indian Motorcycle is climbing hills again - specifically AMA Pro Hillclimb Race Series hills.
Indian once dominated hill climbing and entered the 2020 series' new Twins class armed with a modified Indian FTR750 hill climber, piloted by the company's newest factory rider and 10-time AMA Pro Hillclimb Champion John "Flying" Koester. Regarded as one of the sport's top riders, Koester was the first U.S. racer to win all three National AMA Pro Hillclimb titles in a single season. 

"It's an honor to represent Indian Motorcycle as it makes its dramatic return to Hillclimb Racing on the same machine that changed the game for flat track racing over the past four years," said Koester. "We're excited to unleash the FTR750 on the hill, with our minds firmly fixed on the ultimate goal of capturing a championship."
Koester, along with his father and crew chief Gordy Koester, spearheaded the dramatic transformation of the FTR750 from a flat track race bike to a full-fledged hill shredder. Modifications include an extended swingarm, knobby tires, redesigned rear tail and an upgraded Rekluse clutch to account for the increased clutch use demanded by Hillclimb Racing. The team also worked with S&S to design an exhaust system specific to Koester and his riding position.
"When we created the new Twins class, our intention was to attract leading OEMs like Indian Motorcycle to return to this uniquely challenging and exciting form of racing, and we couldn't be more excited to now welcome Indian Motorcycle back to the hill for the first time in more than 80 years," said Rob Redmann, Director of AMA Pro Hillclimb. "There is nothing like Hillclimb Racing - fast, quick and exciting. We believe brands such as Indian Motorcycle will dramatically impact our ability to draw more fans and help grow this incredible sport."

W&W News - The Cyclery IOE Cylinders

 The Cyclery IOE Cylinders

Protect your valuable and irreplaceable original crankcases from worn-beyond-repair original cylinders (a.k.a. time bombs). These accurate reproductions are cast from state-of-the-art alloys to modern specs and stand up to all horsepowers you can pack on an IOE lower end. Now you can finally have both that stock factory look and a safe engine. Racers around the globe use them with great success since years. Sold as pairs only.

  Exhaust valve seats are unmachined.

 cast iron, cast finish


item №  - version

 64-072 - Early small flange cylinders with 3-5/16” bore for 61 cui./1000 cc engines, IOE models 1915-1923, inner Ø: 83.9 mm; replaces OEM DA700, DA701, IA700P, IA701, 2-20, and 3-20

64-077 - Later large flange cylinders with 3-5/16” bore for 61 cui./1000 cc engines; IOE models 1924-1929; replaces OEM 2-24, and 3-24

64-073 - Large flange cylinders with 3-7/16 ” bore for 74cui./1200 cc engines. These are cast like the later style 1928/1929 cylinders with straight, over-the-head fins next to the valve pocket and horizontal carryover fins from the pocket to the cylinder proper for increased stability. . Fits DCA & DCB motors 1923-1924, 74”/1200 cc IOE models 1925-1929; nominal bore: 3-7/16 ”; inner Ø: 86.9 mm; replaces OEM 4-23, and 5-23;

Motorcycle Storehouse News

Motorcycle Storehouse News

Kellermann - Bullet Atto Integral

This Integral version of the popular German made Atto by Kellermann is specifically designed to be built-in to fairings or any other bodywork. With its aluminum housing with an overall length of 13 mm and 9 mm diameter, this ultra-small turn signal is a customizer's gift. The high output power LED in combination with Extranz Extreme Optical Transparency technology actually gives it a colossal light output for its size. Fully ECE compliant, this is THE ONE for those who like their turn signals small and virtually invisible - until activated. Compatible with 12V applications, the 3 in 1 taillight combo is 16 mm long x 9 mm diameter. The wiring length for all is 70 cm.

Performance Machine – M-8 mid controls

A 6061-T6 billet aluminum lightweight but strong construction, these mid controls for M-8 applications offer a more aggressive riding position with increased ground clearance for improved cornering. The short throw shifter allows faster shifting, the steel brake linkage comes with chrome heim joints for easy brake actuation. Bolt-on design without modifications. Compatible with the stock master cylinder, but will not take OEM footpegs. Traditional H-D mount footpegs must be used. They are available in Black ops (a gloss black and wrinkle finish combination) or Gold ops (a gloss black and gold wrinkle combination).

Putoline - Lubricating Essentials

With years of racing experience, Putoline is widely recognized as one of the motorcycle market's leading oils and lubricants specialists, but less well known is that they have oils specifically designed for large capacity V-twin air and water-cooled engines, right up to full synthetic engine oil for high rpm, high performance road and race motorcycles, and everything in between.

Bondhus - Hex Wrenches

The Bondhus name will be a familiar one to all professional mechanics as high-quality hex end wrenches at reasonable prices. Bondhus is in fact an American run and operated company, with a production facility in Monticello, Minnesota. That is where all the hex keys, and some innovative variations on that theme, are manufactured. The best known is the ball-end, which was originally a Bondhus invention.

By City - Urban Motorcycle Clothing


For anyone interested in a both stylish and safe ride, By City has the gear for you. A young company, eager to be better than the rest, which shows in their products, restlessly innovating to produce a product of which the quality is truly outstanding. The center of it all is uncompromised safety on the bike but still comfortable, and with also fashionable good looks once you've pulled over. This dual functionality is fully in line with the vision of the company founders, who have over 35 years motorcycling experience and learned what's important. That hands-on knowledge is something you can't buy or create, but it is an asset and used to its full extent to produce great riding gear. Fashion or safety? It's the same thing now!


Twin Power Additions

 Twin Power Additions

Klincher Clutches

Twin Power Klincher clutches provide increased surface area and torque capacity while maintaining an easy lever pull. They are available for 1937-2017 models with cable or hydraulic clutches (except M-8) and tuneable for any application.

Clutch Hubs

These accurate reproductions of the Big Twin clutch hub feature steel spines and aluminum hub. They are available for selected Big Twins 1984-2006.

Clutch Shell

This clutch shell is a "perfect replacement bearing" for '90 and later 5-speed Big Twin models. These are exact reproductions of the OEM clutch shell. They feature hardened components and include the inner and outer ramps. For 2007 and up applications they come with a coupler with clip and three balls.

Clutch Hub Assembly

This  3-stud replacement clutch hub assembly for the stock early clutch hub includes assembled clutch hub, complete with friction disc and rivets, bearing retainer with bearings, spring pressure plate and stud nuts.

Aluminum Clutch Pressure Plate

"Restore-like-new clutch performance with this Twin Power aluminum pressure plate - the perfect OEM replacement" for '90-'97 Big Twins and '91-'15 Sportsters.


Zodiac News - Vity's Design Adjustable Risers

Curtiss Motorcycle Co. Pre-Production Update




This week, our dash and light assemblies have arrived so you can finally see what the cockpit of Curtiss 1 will look like. These round TFT displays will be programmed with a digital speedometer beneath a power use needle and battery/range reserve scale; very simple and easy to read at a glance, we are deliberately avoiding gimmicks and information overload with our display design.



Our first complete battery pack from CIE solutions has been shipped and will be installed as soon as it arrives; once the final assembly is complete and the battery installed it’s just a matter of bringing the bikes to New Eagle in Ann Arbor, Michigan to finish programming the power train. Then we have running bikes to start testing!



We will be teasing a bit over the coming weeks ahead of a major public launch of the completed bikes. We have a series of video and photo shoots scheduled to reveal Curtiss 1 to the world, so stay tuned for updates and event dates.


Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Long Way Up Motorcycle Collection by Belstaff



13,000 miles. 100 days. 16 border crossings. One electrified adventure. Follow Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s epic motorbike trip in the Long Way Up with Belstaff as official outfitters. Read on for more about the kit that went on the adventure of the year.


Long Way Up available exclusively on Apple TV+
Scroll down to see the official trailer



Long Way Up is a British television series which debuted September 18, 2020 documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken in 2019 by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, from Ushuaia in Argentina through South and Central America to Los Angeles in the United States.



Along the way, the pair have embodied Belstaff's values of adventure, grit and spirit, and not just for their own ends. As UNICEF ambassadors, McGregor and Boorman uncover vital humanitarian work done by the organisation around the world. Undertaking trips of this order, it's clear that preparation and attention to detail are key. For the Long Way Up, Ewan and Charley collaborated with Belstaff to make sure they were covered in all conditions.


Belstaff joins Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as official outfitters on the Long Way Up, a new series for Apple TV+ as the pair travel from the world’s southernmost city, heading north to Los Angeles.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

De nieuwe kleuren zijn bekend voor de 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S

De nieuwe kleuren zijn bekend voor de 2021 Vulcan S

Het moderne en frisse design van de Vulcan S maken hem een geliefd model bij een breed publiek. Het unieke ERGO-FIT systeem, waarmee de motor aangepast kan worden aan de afmetingen van de rijder, onderstrepen de brede inzetbaarheid van deze moderne cruiser. Geen wonder dat de Vulcan S de bestverkochte cruiser is!

 De Kawasaki Vulcan S is al vanaf zijn introductie uiterst succesvol in het Cruiser segment door de superieure handling van deze lichtgewicht cruiser en het alom geprezen krachtige 649cc parallel-twin motorblok, die ook nog eens aangepast kan worden voor A2 rijbewijs houders. De lage zithoogte

Friday, 18 September 2020

Eerste BMW Motorrad Heritage showroom in Nederland.

 Eerste BMW Motorrad Heritage showroom in Nederland.

BMW Motorrad dealer Simako-BDM in Elst heeft als eerste in Nederland een Heritage showroom. De complete R nineT line-up en de nieuwe oppermachtige R 18 staan hier in een passend decor, samen met zeer uitgebreide presentaties van Heritage accessoires en kleding.

BMW Motorrad dealer Simako-BDM in Elst heeft als eerste in Nederland een Heritage showroom. De complete R nineT line-up en de nieuwe oppermachtige R 18 staan hier in een passend decor, samen met zeer uitgebreide presentaties van Heritage accessoires en kleding.

Simako-BDM heeft de complete bovenverdieping (200 m2) van de vestiging in Elst ingericht als Heritage showroom. Een parketvloer in visgraatmotief, met hout afgewerkte podia voor de motorfietsen en een corner met koffiebar in een klassiek gestileerde setting zorgen voor een authentieke sfeer. De verlichting is warm en sfeervol. De inrichting is in nauwe samenspraak met BMW Motorrad AG tot stand gekomen.

In Elst kunnen motorrijders en liefhebbers genieten van de meest uitgebreide presentatie van de BMW Motorrad Heritage producten. Hier schitteren alle Heritage modellen: de BMW R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler, R nineT Urban G/S en de nieuwe BMW R 18. Deze cruiser met een boxermotor van 1.800 cc, de grootste die BMW Motorrad ooit bouwde, is zowel technisch als in termen van design en styling overduidelijk geïnspireerd op fameuze voorgangers, zoals de BMW R 5. De R 18 belichaamt de beleving van motorrijden: puur en ongecompliceerd.

Gevoel speelt bij Heritage een hoofdrol. Met elkaar praten over en genieten van motorfietsen, samen rijden en personaliseren van de eigen motorfiets. Het kan allemaal in de eerste Heritage showroom van Nederland.

Thursday, 17 September 2020



These inner and outer Batwing style fairings are made from fiberglass in precision build moulds by Tommy & Sons. 

Available as stock replacement inner and outer fairings, as well as a special detachable version that fits straight on to all Road King models, except FLHRS. This version installs with the brackets from the OEM Road King windscreen. For FLHT models we have Heavy-Duty upper and lower fairing bracket kits available. Tommy & Sons fairings come with a white gel coat finish, ready for your painter's preparation. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:

Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  521,00

Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                513,00

España, Euro incl. IVA                              521,00

Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             543,00

France, Euro TTC                                       515,00

Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           547,00

Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                   526,00

Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       521,00

Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            534,00

Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt                      517,00

Poland, Euro incl. PTA                              530,00

Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                    538,00

United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT          517,00


These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

The Zodiac Online Catalog:

Where to buy:

Part Number Information

761114          Stock replacement for FLHT 1993 thru 2008 models

761115          Fits 1993 to present FLHR Road King models