Wednesday, 20 November 2019



6,7 en 8 december 2019 Bad Salzuflen, Duitsland.

Dit is je kans om twee gratis kaartjes voor de Duitse Custom Bike Show

‘CUSTOMBIKE2019’ te bemachtigen!

Beantwoord de vraag: Wat vindt jij het leukste op de website ?

En hoor jij bij een van de tien de gelukkigen die twee kaartjes winnen, dan willen we een selfie van jou die je maakt bij CUSTOMBIKE 2019 en gelijk naar ons mailt!

Stuur je antwoord naar en hoor jij bij een van de tien gelukkigen, dan krijg je daar eind volgende week bericht over.

De kaartjes worden digitaal naar je opgestuurd.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Custom Chrome Europe Braking News- Change in Management of Custom Chrome Europe.

Change in Management of Custom Chrome Europe.

Effective January 1st 2020, Thomas Noetzel will take the “handlebar” at Custom Chrome Europe, based in Grolsheim/Germany, Europe´s leading wholesaler specializing in Harley-Davidson and custom-bike aftermarket parts and accessories. 

Noetzel, with a diploma in business engineering and already holding power of procuration since 2017, thus steps up from Director of Controlling and IT to Managing Director, the position formerly held by Andreas Scholz. Thomas Noetzel had essential impact on CCE’s IT system when building the brand-new warehouse in Grolsheim and subsequently the development of the CCE Dealer Store with its focus on optimized access, usability for dealers and customers, plus maintaining the high standards of CCE internet security. 

Current CCE Managing Director Andreas Scholz, already a legend in the Custombike market and spearheading Custom Chrome Europe’s activities since 2005 will leave the company on December 31st 2019 to spend more time with his family in the region of Cologne-Bonn and will be missed. Among his numerous achievements for Custom Chrome Europe, including being a dedicated rider of Harley-Davidson and custom-bikes, are the development and building of the new CCE HQ and warehouse in Grolsheim/Germany from the ground up – still the biggest warehouse exclusively dedicated to Harley-Davidson and custom-bike spare parts and accessories in Europe – and numerous campaigns to promote not just the brand but “customizing” motorcycles in general such as the “Bolt On And Ride” Campaign now running into its 12th year, CCE’s International Bike Show Series that inspired thousands of builders and CCE’s (so far) four music videos “Sexy Thing”, “This Is”, “Ride Unrivalled” and “At Night”. As the brand “Custom Chrome” now enters the 50th year since the founding of a then small custom shop behind a two-car garage on West San Carlos Street in San Jose/California 1970. Thomas Noetzel and the experienced team of Custom Chrome Europe will continue the successful work of Scholz.

January 1st 2020, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Noetzel (l.) will take the “handlebar” at Custom Chrome Europe from Andreas Scholz, Managing Director of CCE.

Custom Chrome Europe Braking News
Wechsel in der Geschäftsführung von Custom Chrome Europe.

Am 1. Januar 2020 wird Thomas Noetzel den “Lenker” im Chefsessel bei Custom Chrome Europe übernehmen. Die in Grolsheim bei Bingen beheimatete Firma ist Europas führender, auf den Harley-Davidson und Custombike Aftermarket spezialisierter Großhändler. 

Noetzel, Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur und seit seinem Eintritt in das CCE Führungsteam vor sechs Jahren in verantwortlicher Position, steigt damit auf vom Director Controlling und IT zum Managing Director, zuvor erfolgreich besetzt von Andreas Scholz. Thomas Noetzel hatte entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Planung und Implementierung von CCE’s IT-Systemen beim Bau des neuen Warehouse und Firmenhauptquartiers in Grolsheim und nachfolgend auch auf die Entwicklung des verstärkten Internet-Vertriebs im “CCE Dealer Store” mit dem Fokus auf optimierte Benutzer- und Kundenfreundlichkeit und die bei CCE vorbildliche Internet-Sicherheit. 

Der gegenwärtige CCE Managing Director Andreas Scholz, bereits jetzt eine Legende im Custombike-Markt und Führungsfigur der Custom Chrome Europe Aktivitäten seit 2005 wird sich am 31. Dezember 2019 aus der Geschäftsführung zurückziehen, um mehr Zeit mit seiner Familie im Raum Köln-Bonn verbringen zu können. Zu seinen herausragenden Leistungen für Custom Chrome Europe, neben seinem Engagement als Fahrer von Harley-Davidson und Custombikes privat und für zahllose CCE Fotoshoots, gehört das (buchstäblich) “aus dem Boden stampfen” des neuen CCE Firmensitzes und Versandlagers in Grolsheim bei Bingen – noch immer das größte Warenlager ausschließlich für Harley-Davidson und Custombike Ersatz- und Zubehörteile in Europa – zahlreiche Werbe- und Imagekampagnen, welche nicht nur den eigenen Firmennamen, sondern auch das “Customizen” (Umbauen) von Motorrädern im Allgemeinen nach vorne gebracht haben. Erfolgreich im 12. Jahr läuft das “Bolt On And Ride” Programm mit über 40 umgebauten Custombikes namhafter Customizer. CCE’s “International Bike Show Series” inspirierte und honorierte tausende professionelle und private Customizer in aller Welt und Andreas Scholz initiierte CCE’s bislang vier Musikvideos “Sexy Thing”, “This Is”, “Ride Unrivalled” und “At Night”, welche das “Customizing” von Motorrädern einem völlig neuen und jungen Kundenkreis öffneten. Während der Markenname “Custom Chrome” nun in sein 50. Jubiläumsjahr geht – 1970 eröffnete ein kleiner Custom Shop auf der West San Carlos Street in San Jose/Californien/USA – wird das Team von Custom Chrome Europe die erfolgreiche Arbeit von Andreas Scholz fortsetzen. 

Am 1. Januar 2020 wird Thomas Noetzel (l.) den Lenker im "Chefsattel" bei Custom Chrome Europe von Andreas Scholz übernehmen: Nach 15 ereignisreichen Jahren zieht sich der bekannte "Macher" von CCE am 31. Dezember 2019 aus der Geschäftsführung zurück.

Bandit Lightweight Drive for Outlaw Bagger Racers

Lightweight Drive for Outlaw Bagger Racers

Legendary Lancaster, Pennsylvania based street and race clutch and belt drive specialist John Magee continues to add to his Bandit Machine Works severe duty performance belt drive clutch product lines.

New lightweight 3.35" (85 mm) drive for 2007 to current Touring (Baggers) models, using the high strength, reduced weight motor plate and Gen II MTC engine driven lock-up.

A few months ago we reported on Bandit applications for M-8 models, and now we have news of a drive specifically for Outlaw Bagger racers - a lightweight drive that saves up to 10 lbs over previous models, equipped with outboard bearing supports front and rear, and with access for a remote starter if desired.  

Two models are offered - one for 2000 to 2006, and one for 2007 to 2017. Both are available with spring only clutches, or with single stage, multiple stage, or MTC Gen II engine driven lock-ups.
The same lightweight version is also available for Dyna and Softail chassis.
Developed with a "whatever it takes" philosophy to make it the finest and best performing product of its type and originally developed in 1987 for racing to suit the needs of the fastest H-D gas class racers and used to set records and win races in all major sanctioning bodies since then, Bandit has been updating its designs, engineering and manufacturing capabilities and features ever since.
Street versions for more conservative motorcycles are available - still made with the same attention to detail and use of premium materials. 9, 10 and 11 plate friction plate packs are offered to suit the application and to hold major power with a light lever pull.
Drives are built with or without outboard bearing supports in 2", 2.5", 3", 3.35" and 4" belt widths, and for transmission offsets without the need for spacers - several standard transmission offsets are available off the shelf and special order offsets are available in any dimension up to 2".
They are offered in left side or right side rear wheel drive models to suit the transmission used, in custom configurations for custom bikes and specials for race bike builders, with motorplate models for all 1990 to current Big Twins - indeed drives and clutches are available for all Big Twins from 1941 to present.
Best known for the Drag Race bred Superclutch, the 'Sportsman' street application is now available in three Big Twin application models for '90 -'97, '98 -'06 and for 2007-up, which now includes M-8 Softail and Touring applications.
Pictured here on a 2017 Road King without a lock-up unit, it is available with or without lock-up, and "the Sportsman clutch will handle a great deal of power without a centrifugal lock-up," says John Magee.
"The new Sportsman Superclutch is an economical, easy to install, high performance clutch upgrade with all of the quality, design, performance and service racers, performance engineers and dealers have come to expect from Bandit Machine Works."
Features include increased friction surface area of +217% of stock for 1990 to 1997 Evo models; +229% of stock for 1998 - 2006 Big Twins and 11 friction plates to produce a thumping +280% increase over stock for 2007 and up models. "That's more than any other high-performance H-D clutch," says John, "and delivers greatly increased torque and horsepower capacity - right through to the rear wheel. 

Top Gas race belt drive at the Maryland International Raceway, Budd's Creek, Maryland.

Lock-up belt drive on a 140 ci S&S Sportster engine

"Our Sportsman Superclutch design means lighter lever pull for greatly improved 'feel' and ease of operation, with coil springs allowing infinite pressure adjustment to tailor the clutch to your bike - there's no more choosing between 'too much'

Sunday, 17 November 2019

CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW 2019 Bad Salzuflen, Germany

the world’s biggest fair for customized motorcycles

On the first weekend of December, the fifteenth anniversary of CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW will take place. Customizers and motorbike enthusiasts from all over the world will once again meet up from December 6 to 8 2019 in Bad Salzuflen. 

Over 1000 refined bikes can be admired within the four exhibition halls and more than 300 companies will present everything related to individualizing motorcycles on the 28000 square meters of showroom. 

The final of the international German custom bike building championship will be spectacular. Around 300 participants will compete with their unique bikes for titles and trophies in 18 categories.

The special exhibition called »Halbstark«, which roughly translates to adolescent and has a whole exhibition hall dedicated to it, will definitely attract attention. Kreidler, Hercules, Puch and Zündapp were the letterings that once adorned countless children’s rooms. Even today, hearing a rattling reng-deng-deng or smelling a dash of two-stroke oil in the air is enough to send one to a phantastic world of nostalgia.

Bizarre, desirable, dreamlike as well as rare, individual and unreachable exhibits will be on display there. Exhibits that are always on two wheels, always possess 50 cc and always come with a small side of wistfulness. 

The supporting program will guarantee great entertainment: color will be worked into skin within the tattoo area, the Tattoo-Starlet election will take place, musical entertainment will be provided by Rocco Recycle and risky maneuvers will be showcased in the steep face. Further attractions, such as body painting demonstrations, the election of Miss CUSTOMBIKE, motorbike premiers, several custom bike presentations and many more will complement the diverse program.

One of the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW highlights is the European Biker Build-Off. Since 2007, two teams compete each year with one show bike respectively. The framework of the Biker Build-Off is as follows: both teams have three days to complete one custom bike each in front of the fair visitors. The winners will be awarded their prize on Sunday afternoon. At this year’s CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW, the Swiss Sandra and Markus Fröhlich (MCSands Motor Shop) will compete against their German opponents Stephan and Max A. Schneiderbanger (SS Cycle/ Fred Flitzefuß Karosseriebau) for the victory of the European Biker Build-Off 2019. 

Both teams are well rehearsed and have already won different awards with their modifications at renowned motorbike and custom bike fairs. Technically, they both classify as »old school« and they share a passion for old Harleys. Husband and wife versus father and son - who will build the better custom bike?

It will not only be exciting for motorcycle builders but also for the visitors. Exclusive prizes with an overall value of more than 35.000 Euros will be raffled over three fair days. A Honda monkey, a Triumph Speed and a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron will be among the prizes.

Fair Center Bad Salzuflen, Benzstraße 23, D-32108 Bad Salzuflen
Opening Hours:
Friday, 6th december 2019
12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, 7th december 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 8th december 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Children till the age of 12 years have free admission!

die weltgrößte Messe für umgebaute Motorräder

Am ersten Dezemberwochenende jährt sich die CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW bereits zum 15. Mal. Erneut treffen sich Customizer und Motorradverrückte aus der ganzen Welt vom 6. bis 8. Dezember 2019 im ostwestfälischen Bad Salzuflen.

In vier Messehallen werden über 1 000 veredelte Maschinen zu bestaunen sein und mehr als

Saturday, 16 November 2019



My Speedo is a fully programmable speedo that is displayed on a graphical LCD screen. It contains an easy to connect to interface module that takes the input from the speedo and tacho signals, as well as the turn signals, high beam, neutral and oil pressure wires. 

All information is displayed on a 400 x 240 pixel touch screen display. All elements like speedo, revs and odo values, as well as the warning "lights" and background can be fully customized with any font and graphic, and can be placed at any location on the screen with the free downloadable Nextion editor. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  163,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                160,00
España, Euro incl. IVA                              163,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             169,00
France, Euro TTC                                       161,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           171,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                   164,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       163,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            167,00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt                      161,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA                              165,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                    168,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT          161,00

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

The Zodiac Online Catalog:
Where to buy:

Part Number Information 749513 My Speedo

Parts Europe: Memphis Shades - "Style that works"

Memphis Shades - "Style that works"

Parts Europe says that "Memphis Shades brings a whole new level of style when it comes to 
custom motorcycle windshields, fairings and accessories. The quality, style, selection and 
custom mounting hardware available sets these products apart from the pack."

Seen here, Parts Europe is offering its dealer network in Europe the Memphis Shades 'Road Warrior' 
fairing for the 2018-2019 Softail FXFB Fat Bob and for the 2017-2019 FLHRXS Road King Special. 
The complete kit consists of a mounting kit and a windshield – available in different sizes.

MIC Says 100% Tariffs on EU Powersports Products Defeated

MIC Says 100% Tariffs on EU Powersports Products Defeated

The MIC (Irvine, California) says that proposed tariffs of up to 100% on motorcycles, parts and accessories going into the USA from European Union countries have been "staved off" following efforts by the MIC's Government Relations Office and some key member manufacturers.

"Representatives from member companies KTM and Indian Motorcycle, and MIC staff, made the case against the proposed tariffs, testifying this summer at hearings in Washington, D.C., and holding meetings with key staff at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The MIC, along with motorcycle-manufacturing member companies Cobra, Ducati, Indian Motorcycle and KTM, also submitted written comments to the USTR opposing these tariffs.   

Erik Pritchard, MIC President and CEO: "The tariffs would have meant extremely high prices for our American consumers of European motorcycles, parts and accessories."

"In a show of transcontinental industry support, ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, also submitted written arguments against the proposed tariffs [as did many European vendors such as Zodiac International and AMD Magazine]. The tariffs would have greatly affected the powersports business and came about as part of a dispute regarding certain EU countries subsidizing their large-aircraft manufacturing sector.
"We have been actively engaged in this dispute from day one, both in Washington, D.C., and also in Europe, to protect our dealers, support the motorcycle industry and allow our customers to continue to ride and experience motorcycling," said John Hinz, CEO of KTM North America. "Our brands and dealers have been operating in the United States for over fifty years and it is our responsibility to protect and grow the future of motorcycling. We commend the USTR's recognition of the negative impact that the proposed tariffs would have had on our U.S. business, partners, dealers and customers."
"Had the tariffs been enacted, that would have meant extremely high prices for our American consumers of European motorcycles, parts and accessories," said Erik Pritchard, incoming MIC President and CEO. "Increased costs would have even discouraged motorcycle riders from performing routine but critical maintenance, such as brake pad and tire replacements, due to potential doubling on the price of parts."

Friday, 15 November 2019

Harley-Davidson meets the Rolling Stones

Harley-Davidson meets the Rolling Stones

De nieuwste Harley kleding, daarvoor ga je naar Motor Saloon! 
In dit geval de exclusieve en gelimiteerde Harley-Davidson Rolling Stones T-shirts.

Voor dames en heren is er in de kledingshop van Motor Saloon weer het nieuwste 
van het nieuwste te zien. Er is een uitgebreide collectie stijlvolle kleding, 
voor op de motor maar ook casual te dragen.

Verkrijgbaar bij Motor Saloon in Amersfoort Tel. 033-4617398



Head bolt bridges hide the cylinder head bolts and spark plugs and also fill out the cooling fins on the cylinder heads. Colors match perfectly with OEM engines. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                   64,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                   62,00
España, Euro incl. IVA                                64,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                              66,00
France, Euro TTC                                        63,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                            67,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                   64,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                        64,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            65,00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt                       63,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA                               65,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                     66,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT           63,00

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

The Zodiac Online Catalog:
Where to buy:

Part Number Information

782162          Silver, fits carbureted Twin Cam 1999-2006
782163          Black, fits carbureted Twin Cam 1999-2006
782160          Silver, fits Fuel Injected Twin Cam 1999-2017
782161          Black, fits Fuel Injected Twin Cam 1999-2017
782180          Granite, fits Milwaukee Eight 2017 to present
782179          Black, fits Milwaukee Eight 2017 to present

Thursday, 14 November 2019



Met de J•O en de EX Zero heeft Shoei een tweetal lekker klassiek smoelende helmen in haar gamma voor de trendbewuste retrorijder. Die kan komend jaar echter kiezen uit nóg een model, de Neo Classic-lijn verwelkomt voor 2020 namelijk deze volledig nieuwe Glamster!

Een jethelm (J•O) en een vintage offroadhelm (Ex Zero) waren er al, maar komend jaar wordt Shoei’s retro-achtige line-up gecompleteerd met een volledig nieuwe ‘road style’ integraalhelm, die heel treffend Glamster is genaamd. Want ‘glamoureus’ is de Japanse nieuweling, die met zijn relatief smalle kinstuk, de met metaalgaas afgewerkte ventilatieopeningen, het oude logo en de klassieke helmschaal de uitbundige jaren 80 doet herleven.

Deze fraaie vintage looks gaan uiteraard wel gepaard met moderne features. Zo is de helmschaal vervaardigd van een sterk, maar licht AIM multi-composiet vezellaminaat. Onder het motto ‘one size, doesn’t fit all’ is die helmschaal er in drie grootten, daarnaast zijn er drie verschillende diktes wangkussens om de pasvorm verder te personaliseren. Bovendien is er dankzij het Shoei Personal Fitting System (SPFS, € 60,00) ook maatwerk mogelijk, waarbij de pasvorm volledig individueel wordt aangepast.

Ook qua uitrusting is er weinig ‘klassieks’ aan de nieuweling, zo is de Glamster standaard voorzien van Shoei’s bekende Emergency Quick Release System (E.Q.R.S.), een meervoudig ventilatiesysteem, robuuste dubbel D-sluiting en een krasvast vizier. Daarbij wordt er standaard een Pinlock Evo anti-condens vizier meegeleverd, evenals een goed beschermende helmzak.

Fraaie looks in combinatie met een high-end uitrusting kortom. De nieuwe Glamster komt er in vier basic uni-kleuren en drie verfrissende graphics, allemaal uiteraard met een verfrissende vintage touch. Het matenspectrum van de begin april 2020 leverbare helm voert van XS tot en met XXL, prijzen beginnen bij € 449,00.

Kijk voor meer informatie of andere Shoei producten op, 
of volg ons op Facebook.

Buitenschaal:  - AIM multi-composiet glasvezellaminaat
- helmschaal in drie maten (XS-M / L / XL-XXL)
Interieur:  - uitneem- en wasbaar
  - wangkussens in 3 verschillende maten
  - Shoei Personal Fitting System (maatwerk) mogelijk
Uitrusting: - dubbel D-sluiting
  - Emergency Quick Release System (E.Q.R.S)
  - snelwisselmechanisme vizier
  - meervoudig ventilatiesysteem
  - Pinlock Evo anti-condens vizier (meegeleverd)
  - kinspoiler, neusspoiler en kingordijn (meegeleverd)
Maten:  - XS t/m XXL
Prijs:  Uni-kleuren: € 449,00
  Graphic: € 549,00