Thursday, 24 April 2014

ZZ Top Rocking Solid at Chip’s August Music Festival

ZZ Top Rocking Solid 
at Chip’s August Music Festival After 45 Years 

Party Down with Country’s Hottest Duo Wednesday Aug. 6 
During This Year’s August Music Festival

Searing guitar solos, thick blues jams and perfectly choreographed stage moves will give you a high like no other drug when That Little Ol' Band From Texas, ZZ Top, joins the Chip’s 2014 lineup of Sturgis concerts. Get ready for a party when these Chip fan favorites unhinge their catalog of rock, blues and boogie, following an electrifying Florida Georgia Line performance, Wednesday, Aug. 6!

ZZ Top’s music has served as the soundtrack to generations of Buffalo Chip fans, with a career spanning 45 years. The band has evolved throughout this record run, while managing to maintain both its blues roots and its original lineup! No matter when you got hooked by ZZ Top you’ll be belting out the words when timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Cheap Sunglasses” and “Legs” echo throughout the Buffalo Chip amphitheater. 

ZZ Top sells out venues worldwide, but you won’t experience a performance like this anywhere in the world except at Chip! So let ZZ Top take you for a breakneck Texas blues ride, while you enjoy the camaraderie of thousands of biker fans at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Don’t miss your chance to see these living rock legends command the Wolfman Jack Stage on Aug. 6. Reserve your passes for the Chip’s August music festival now! 

“It is an awesome party with awesome concerts, awesome people and awesome bikes! We had a great time and met some pretty cool people that we’ll never forget!”  - Wendi Wade

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


Brilliant Red Run/Brake/Turn Lamps Fit 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring Models 

Command more attention from following vehicles with the new Electra Glo™ LED Saddlebag Run/Brake/Turn Lamp (Red or Smoke Lens, $209.95) for 2014 Harley-Davidson® Touring motorcycles from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. These running, directional and brake lights feature bright, fast-acting LED lamps that glow red when the ignition is on, and intensify when the turn signals or brakes are activated. The lamps act as a supplement to the Tour-Pak®-mounted rear lighting, and also permit the removal of the Tour-Pak with a Detachable Mounting Kit. The lamps are housed in a low-profile self-adhesive chrome frame that hugs the curve of the hard saddlebags. This complete kit includes left and right lamps, modulator, and quick-disconnect wiring harness and is available with red or smoked lenses to fit all 2014 Touring models with hard saddlebags. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Harley shipments up 5.8 % worldwide in first quarter, up nearly 11 % internationally

Harley shipments up 5.8 % worldwide in first quarter, 
up nearly 11 % internationally
Harley dealers worldwide sold 57,415 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 54,254 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter (up 5.8 percent); in the U.S. dealers sold 35,730 units, up 3.0 percent compared to sales of 34,706 motorcycles in the year-ago period.

In international markets, dealers sold 21,685 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the first quarter, up 10.9% (19,548 motorcycles in the first three months of 2013), with sales said to be up 20.5% in the Asia Pacific region, 8.2% in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and 8.9% in Latin American markets. Canada was down by -2.4%.
Keith Wandell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. said: "Our dealers had a solid quarter of retail motorcycle sales. Sales in the Asia Pacific region were up strongly, and we are encouraged by the continued growth of new Harley-Davidson motorcycle sales in Europe. Domestically we achieved first-quarter retail growth of 3.0% in the midst of a long, cold winter."

According to Wandell, "there's also great news for Harley-Davidson in the annual reporting of our demographic market share data."
According to Polk/IHS data 2013 saw Harley post a sixth consecutive year as the number-one seller of new on-road motorcycles in the U.S., (both in terms of their 'in-class' 601cc-plus displacement market and across all engine size bands) to young adults age 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics (Harley's "outreach" customers) and Caucasian men age 35-plus (which Harley describes as "core" customers). The Company says that compared to 2012 it grew its U.S. market share and also increased its share gap to the nearest competitor in each of these segments.

"Together with our dealers, we continued to expand the appeal of our products and the Harley-Davidson experience," said Wandell. "Harley-Davidson dealers sold more than four times as many new, on-road motorcycles, 601cc and up, to U.S. young adults last year, and among riders age 35-plus, more than nine times as many to women, more than six times as many to African Americans and more than seven times as many to Hispanics, as the nearest competitor."
According to Harley-Davidson's internal data, retail sales of its motorcycles to U.S. "outreach" customers grew at more than twice the rate of sales growth to core customers in 2013 compared to 2012.

First-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share were $1.21 (up 22.2%) on "higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies." First-quarter net income was $265.9 million ($224.1 m in Q1 2013) on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion ($1,57 billion in Q1 2013).

"Harley-Davidson delivered gains on many fronts in the first quarter, with shipments up 7.3%, strong margin improvement and solid growth in dealer new motorcycle sales," said Wandell.
"Our Project RUSHMORE motorcycles were in high demand in the quarter and we began shipping the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500 into select markets."

First-quarter operating income from motorcycles and related products grew 25.6% to $347.7 million ($276.8 m in Q1 2013); operating income in the quarter "benefited from higher motorcycle shipments and higher gross margin compared to the prior-year period" according to the company.
Revenue from motorcycles grew 13.1% to $1.31 billion ($1.15 billion in Q1 2013) - the Company says it shipped 80,682 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide during the quarter, which it says was "in line with guidance and a 7.3% increase compared to shipments of 75,222 motorcycles in the year-ago period."

Revenue from motorcycle parts and accessories was $198.1 million during the quarter, up 7.7%, and revenue from general merchandise, which includes MotorClothes apparel and accessories, was $64.1 million, down 11.1%, compared to the year-ago period.
Gross margin was 37.7% in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 36.7% in the first quarter of 2013. First-quarter operating margin from motorcycles and related products was 22.1%, compared to operating margin of 19.6% in last year's first quarter.

Operating income from financial services was $63.2 million in the first quarter of 2014, an 11.7% decrease compared to operating income of $71.5 million in last year's first quarter - Harley says that "first-quarter financial services results reflect a higher provision for credit losses."
Harley-Davidson continues to expect to ship 279,000 to 284,000 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide in 2014, an approximate 7% to 9% increase from 2013. In the second quarter of 2014, the Company expects to ship 92,000 to 97,000 motorcycles, up from shipments of 84,606 motorcycles in the year-ago period. The Company continues to expect full-year 2014 operating margin of 17.5% to 18.5% in the Motorcycles segment. The Company also continues to expect capital expenditures of $215 million to $235 million in 2014.

You can WIN a 2014 Indian Chief Vintage!

WIN this amazing Indian Chief Vintage!

Indian Motorcycle Red Chief with tan leather seat and saddlebags is the 2014 Fundraiser Bike from the National Motorcycle Museum

The amazing 2014 Indian® Chief® Vintage with the Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine brings iconic Indian styling to a whole new level, and you could win it! The new Chief features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycles of the past. The gorgeous Indian Motorcycle Red Chief with tan leather seat and saddlebags is the 2014 Fundraiser Bike from the National Motorcycle Museum. And here is your opportunity to donate to win this great machine, make it yours. 
Get on and ride the latest and greatest from Indian!


Note: We will confirm your on-line ticket purchase via an email which will list your actual ticket number(s). Your ticket(s) will be put into the drum with other entries, but your actual ticket stubs will not be sent to you.

Here is what makes the 2014 Indian Chief Vintage so great:
##The all-new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine – Pays tribute to legendary Indian engines of the past.
##Valanced Fenders – Elegant and functional, standard since 1940 on every Indian Motorcycle¨.
##Classic Badging – The script is a hallmark of the historic Indian brand first created in 1910.
##Indian Red Paint – The standard Indian paint color starting in 1912.
##Extensive Chrome Plating – Virtually every surface that could be chromed has been chromed.
##War Bonnet Lighting – Mounted atop the front fender, the way as it has been done since 1947.
##Laced Wheels – The Indian Chief rolls on brilliant, high-quality forty spoke laced wheels.
##Genuine Leather Seat and Saddlebags – Quality leather, becoming more distinguished over time.
##Total Value Nearly $21,000!

The National Motorcycle Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that relies on donations and fund-raising activities including this raffle to help preserve and present the exciting history of motorcycling.

We are excited about the new Museum and how it will help us better tell the great stories of American motorcycling. So, again, thanks for your support. We hope the new larger facility with annual changing exhibitions and other improvements are something you will be proud of, something you can say you have had a part in creating.

Note: We will confirm your on-line ticket purchase via an email which will list your actual ticket number(s). Your ticket(s) will be put into the drum with other entries, but your actual ticket stubs will not be sent to you.

The drawing for the winner will be held on Dec. 31, 2014. All website electronic entries must be
 received no later than Dec. 20, 2014. All mailed entry donations must be received at the Museum by December 31, 2014. You need not be present at the drawing to win. If you include your daytime phone number, we’ll call you if you are the lucky person! Include your email address and we can drop you a note if you win.

National Motorcycle Museum Founded in 1989
 National Motorcycle Museum Information:  
The National Motorcycle Museum is open seven days a week, year around. Museum members are admitted free. Becoming a member is quick and easy. Admission is only $8.00 except during special events. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  

The National Motorcycle Museum is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation. 
For more information, email the Museum at or 
call 319 462 3925. 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the National Motorcycle Museum

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 
National Motorcycle Museum! 

The National Motorcycle Museum was founded in 1989 by people who love motorcycling. The Museum thrives today, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a result of keeping its customers and supporters interests in mind and through sound planning. Engineers, racers, bike builders, tuners and others as far back as the late 1800′s built the groundwork for what motorcycling has become. The National Motorcycle Museum’s goal is to present their work, their passion and courage, through fine interpretive exhibitions built around a large collection of machines and historical objects from all corners of the world. The Museum also succeeds due to loans of great motorcycles and memorabilia.

Though large motorcycle collections have existed in America for decades, few are open to the public daily year around. The National Motorcycle Museum was one of the first, but now we have over ten great motorcycle museums in America, 

Nieuws van HOCO Parts: Nieuwe Brembo website online!

Nieuws van HOCO Parts: Nieuwe Brembo website online!

Benelux-importeur Hoco Parts heeft onlangs haar Nederlandstalige Brembo website gelanceerd! Hier vindt u alle informatie over Brembo High Performance & Racing producten.

De nieuwe site geeft een duidelijk overzicht van alle leverbare Brembo ‘HPK’ High Performance Kits, en uiteraard de Brembo Racing producten. Zoals de Brembo remschijven, remklauwen, remblokken, master cilinders en accessoires. De handige Configurator maakt het mogelijk om te zien welke Brembo producten er voor uw motor beschikbaar zijn. Daarnaast kunt u ook de meest recente catalogus downloaden en een aantal bijzondere filmpjes bekijken. Naast de Brembo producten is het ook mogelijk om te kijken welke Marchesini wielen er op uw motor passen met de Marchesini Configurator.

Waarom ‘HPK’ High Performance Kits?
De ‘HPK’ producten worden in dezelfde fabriek geproduceerd als de Brembo Racing producten, waar toleranties en controles op de producten op het hoogste niveau staan. Absolute topkwaliteit. De ‘HPK’ producten zorgen voor een aanzienlijk verbeterde remkracht en een meer constante remwerking. 

Naast de ‘HPK’ High Performance Kits levert Hoco Parts ook alle Brembo Racing producten, inclusief de Off-Road producten. Ieder topteam en iedere coureur weet dat Brembo veruit de beste leverancier van remsystemen is. In de hoogste wegrace klassen als de MotoGP en WK Superbike is Brembo al jaren ruim vertegenwoordigd. In de MotoGP/500cc is Brembo zelfs sinds 1994 elk jaar kampioen geworden! Maar ook in talrijke andere klassen, op nationaal en op internationaal niveau vertrouwt men op Brembo. 

Surf snel naar en ontdek!

Check ook eens, de Facebook pagina van Hoco Parts. ‘Like’ deze pagina en blijf op de hoogte van het laatste nieuws!

Paasshow DCA Motorcycles in Helmond: Alles Paas en Vree

Ondanks eerder verbod paasshow DCA Motorcycles in Helmond: Alles paas en vree
 De paasshow van motorzaak DCA Motorcycles in Helmond is tweede paasdag goed verlopen. 
De politie en de gemeente Helmond waren bang dat er rivaliserende motorbendes naar de paasshow zouden komen. De gemeente had daarom op advies van de politie de vergunning ingetrokken. DCA spande een kort geding aan en won.  

Een uitje voor het hele gezin

De eigenaar van de motorzaak, Dennis van de Velden, had om die reden een kort geding aangespannen. Donderdag 17 april bepaalde de rechter in Den Bosch dat het evenement wel door mocht gaan. 

"We zijn blij dat het door is gegaan", vertelt Van de Velden. "Er zijn hier alleen motorliefhebbers en niemand die van kwade wil is. Mijn eigen kind van negen maanden loopt hier ook rond. Dat zegt genoeg denk ik." 

Volgens de rechter heeft burgemeester Elly Blanksma van Helmond de ernstige vrees dat motorclubs naar de open dag zouden komen onvoldoende onderbouwd. De burgemeester baseerde zich alleen op een negatief advies van de politie en dat kan niet zonder andere argumenten, vindt de rechter. 

 (Bron: Omroep Brabant - foto's: Floyd Aanen) 

Ridewright Wheels New Forged Line…El Camino Wheels

Ridewright Wheels Announces New Forged Line…
El Camino Wheels 

Anaheim, CA – Ridewright Wheels, known the world over for their incredible spoke wheels introduces a new line of forged wheels called El Camino Wheels. They’re manufactured to the highest standards utilizing aircraft quality 6061 T-6 billet aluminum. Strong, beautiful, balanced and complete with a full lifetime structural Ridewright backing, these forged billet wheels are available in polished, chrome or painted to your liking…or can be “Personalized” in a highly customized fashion to work with your ride. No other manufacturer can offer the hundreds of options that Ridewright Wheels offers their customers!

Choose from 19 different designs, all with matching rotors and pulleys available. Worried about scratching a new wheel when mounting a tire? Order a set direct from Ridewright Wheels with your favorite tires mounted and computer balanced.

For more information on Ridewright Wheels, call 714-632-8297; email them at or visit 

'Stappen Helmondse leden No Surrender over naar motorclub Bandidos?'

Rapport politie: 'Helmondse leden No Surrender stappen over naar motorclub Bandidos'

Leden van No Surrender zouden willen overstappen naar Bandidos. 

DEN BOSCH - De politie in Oost-Brabant is bang dat op korte termijn meer leden van motorclub No Surrender overstappen naar de Bandidos. Dat blijkt uit een rapport dat donderdagochtend werd behandeld in het kort geding van motorzaak DCA Motorcycles tegen de gemeente Helmond.  
Het overstappen van leden zorgt voor een verhoogd spanningsveld in de motorwereld, omdat overlopers te maken kunnen krijgen met agressie van bijvoorbeeld de Hell's Angels. Ook kunnen ze ruzie krijgen met gerelateerde clubs én hun oude club.

'Geheim rapport'
De politie droeg die argumenten aan in het rapport om aannemelijk te maken dat er geen vergunning verleend moest worden voor de paasshow van DCA Motorcycles. Ook zou er in een straal van 200 meter rond de winkel een clubhuis van No Surrender zitten. Volgens de eigenaar van DCA Motorcycles klopt daar niets van. "Hij zit er al tien jaar en heeft nog nooit iets van een clubhuis of clubleden gezien of gehoord", aldus zijn advocaat Peter Huijbregts van Legal Experience Advocaten.

De gemeente en politie wilden het rapport niet delen, omdat het om een geheim rapport zou gaan. De advocaat van DCA Motorcycles-eigenaar Dennis van de Velden stuurde het rapport wel door, omdat het niet meer geheim is omdat de gemeente Helmond zelf in eerste instantie het rapport naar de media heeft gestuurd. Omdat het daarnaast ook tijdens een openbare rechtszaak werd behandeld, is daarmee het rapport openbaar.

Leden van het chapter van No Surrender in Helmond zijn de laatste tijd met president Harrie Ramakers van het Limburgse chapter van de Bandidos gezien bij ontmoetingen met leden van de Bandidos in het buitenland, staat in het rapport. Volgens de politie is de kans daarom reëel dat leden van No Surrender binnen afzienbare tijd overstappen naar de Bandidos, zo is het in het rapport te lezen. De politie wil geen commentaar geven op de gegevens in het rapport en wil niets bevestigen.

L1 heeft contact gehad met Klaas Otto, de president van No Surrender. Hij zei dat er absoluut geen sprake van is dat er leden overstappen naar Bandidos. Eerder deden leden van chapters in Noord-Holland en Limburg dat wel, maar volgens Otto was dat zo omdat hij hen op een zijspoor had gezet.

De Bandidos hebben zich vorige maand in Nederland gevestigd nadat een afdeling (chapter) van No Surrender in Limburg was overgestapt. Nadien stapte ook een chapter van No Surrender in Noord-Holland over naar de Bandidos. No Surrender werd vorig jaar opgericht door Klaas Otto uit Bergen op Zoom en groeit sindsdien onstuimig. 

(Bron: Omroep Brabant Foto: ANP) 

Friday, 18 April 2014


@ 2° MOTOR EXPO CAMPANIA - Nocera Inferiore (SA)

Questa manifestazione in 2 soli anni è divenuta l'orgoglio ed il punto di riferimento del mondo custom del sud Italia. Il segmento da queste parti è in continuo fermento e anche in questa edizione molti nomi nuovi sono scesi alla ribalta scegliendo questo evento come rampa di lancio.  Tutte le correnti di pensiero sono state ampiamente rappresentate, dall'old school all'hi-tech, passando per scrambler, café race, streetfighter e bagger. Proprio da quest'ultima categoria per la prima volta nella storia I.M.C. è stata scelta la anche la Best in Show, una super Bagger motorizzata H-D realizzata dagli specialisti della Marinelli Motorcycles di Napoli. 

Ma a contraddistinguere questa manifestazione non ci sono solo le moto, bensì le persone, che da queste parti riescono a farti sentire a casa in pochi secondi e i valori della fratellanza biker qui sono vivi più che mai, non sono solo slogan come troppo spesso accade negli ultimi anni! Qui la pizza è fatta in casa, proprio come le moto e... sarà l'aria, sarà l'acqua, sarà il fuoco, ma il custom giunto dal profondo nord, acquista molto più sapore scendendo al sud!

Dopo la Campania tocca a Toscana, Friuli V.G. e Emilia Romagna con le tappe di maggio:

1-4 maggio: Expo Motori – Pontedera (PI) -
15-18 maggio:  Biker Fest International – Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD) - 
23-25 maggio: America's Fun – Reggio Emilia (RE) – 

Seguiteci su 

CLASSIFICA Bike Show I.M.C @ 2° Motor Expo Campania 2014

Best in Show 
H-D Bagger di Marinelli Motorcycles (NA) 

Vince 200€ in buoni acquisto Rebuffini 

Categoria Streetfighter
1 - Buell di Splecial Moto (NA)

Vince orologio da moto + modellino Higway Hawk
2 - Buell di Raffaele Gallo Design (SA)

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse
3 - Ducati di Project Moto (SA)
Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 

Categoria Scrambler 
1 - Kawasaki GPZ di Vintage Motociclette (SA) 
Vince occhiali Bertoni 
2 - Triumph Scrambler di Officine Inglesi (SA) 

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 
3 - H-D Sportster di Big Twin Motors (NA)

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse

Categoria Modified H-D
1 - H-D Deuce di Big Bros (SA)

Vince casco Givi 
2 - H-D Sportster 1200R di Low Special Parts (NA) 

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 
3 - H-D Dyna Sport di Vintage Motociclette (SA) 

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse

Categoria Metric 
1 - Moto Guzzi di Double Bro (BN)

Vince orologio da moto + modellino Higway Hawk
2 - Leonart di Boss 69 (BA)
Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 
3 - Royal Enfield Bullet di Ascione Ciro (CE) 

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 

Categoria Old Style
1 - H-D 883 XL Sport 1953 di Low Special Parts (NA) 

Vince sellino Higway Hawk 
2 - H-D Sportster di Biker House (TP)

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 
3 - H-D Springer di StileOstile (SA)

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 

Categoria Café Racer
1 - Moto Guzzi di Big Twin Motors (NA)

Vince occhiali Bertoni 
2 - H-D 883 STD di Vintage Motociclette (SA) 

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 
3 - H-D XR di Low Special Parts (NA)
Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse

Categoria Freestyle 
1 - H-D "Softster" di Moto Design Custom (NA)
Vince manopole Higway Hawk 
2 - H-D V-Rod di ED Special (RM)
Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse 
3 - Spartana di Special Moto (NA)
Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse

Categoria Bagger 
1 - H-D Electra Glide di Marinelli Motorcycles (NA)
Vince un set pneumatici Metzeler 888 
2 - H-D Electra Glide di Marinelli Motorcycles (NA) 

Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse
3 - Yamaha Royal Star di StileOstile (SA) 
Vince premi Motorcycle Storehouse