Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo 2014 - Drie hallen vol Custom Bikes!

 Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo 2014 - NIET 1, NIET 2 

Must-see: de Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo 2014!

De Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo (van 7 t/m 9 november in het Autotron, Rosmalen) is drie dagen lang de absolute hotspot voor de fans van choppers, customs, cruisers, caféracers en de boeiende lifestyle daaromheen. 

Natuurlijk zijn er heel veel bijzondere motorfietsen te bewonderen: De Bikeshow brengt de mooiste, de wildste, de bruutste en meest exclusieve custombikes van de Benelux, maar ook een aantal uit de omliggende landen, naar Rosmalen! 

Vaste waarde is ook het supergezellige bikercafé – dit jaar gevestigd in het Eventron! met live bands op alle!!! dagen en opwindende Go-Go danseressen. 

Daarnaast veel echt nieuwe onderdelen op de Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo van 2014: Vakmensen uit de wereld van de custombouw tonen live hun kunsten in bouwen, pinstriping en airbrushen. Vakmensen uit de wereld van de body-art zijn er ook, met sublieme tatoeage en bizarre staaltjes bodypainting. In desperate need of a hair cut? Dat kan! De mannen van de Barbershop uit Arnhem/Nijmegen knippen en scheren je waar je bij staat!

Nieuw is ook de speciale aandacht voor de opkomende generatie jonge custombouwers. Een hele nieuwe garde, met originele ideeën en een geheel eigen aanpak dient zich aan en de Bigtwin Bikeshow & EXpo biedt hen het podium om zich, samen met hun opmerkelijke creaties, voor het eerst aan een groot publiek te presenteren. 

Nog meer show en spektakel gegarandeerd bij de stuntshows in de speciale Demohal, dus… 
Drie dagen topentertainment voor jong en oud en alles daar tussenin. Kom het zelf zien en beleven! 

'Tiger Bike' by Daniel Maag from Switzerland

'Tiger Bike' by Daniel Maag from Switzerland

Daniel explains: "As you can see from my website my speciality is building motorcycles with a personal motto. Some artists use brushes and canvases, some like the famous Tinguely just use scrap metal. For my way of self expression I prefer motorcycles. 
In order to be judged at large events the motorcycles have, of course the bike needs to be road worthy. Later the motorcycles can be exhibited in museums, hotels or in a company lobby.

The motto of my latest creation is 'The Endangered Tiger'

My aim is to build a motorcycle, together with artists from various nations, illustrating a tiger in all his strength and magnificence. This idea of mine is, however, so elaborate and complex that I am involving artists from the USA, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). I believe that by involving the Asian countries in this concept an awareness of the problem of the endangered tiger could be generated. My motorcycles with personal motto receive more and more

News from Drag Specialties

New parts and seats from Drag Specialties

Among the latest product releases from Drag Specialties are the company’s Skull handlebar clamps. The die-cast clamps are offered in a choice of chrome with a black skull or matte black with a chrome skull. The clamps fit most ‘84-‘14 Harley-Davidson models with 3-1/2in on-center risers and offset mounting holes (not for models with indicator lights built into the clamps). 

Staying at the front of the bike, Drag Specialties also has slotted wide blade lever sets available. Designed to be used to upgrade worn and weathered stock levers, the sets feature forged aluminum construction with CNC-machined slots.
In a choice of chrome or matt black, the lever sets fit ‘14 FLHT and FLHX models with the OEM hydraulic clutch.

A second part, which can be used to replace or upgrade the stock unit, is the Drag Specialties electronic combined speedometer/tachometer, which measures speeds from 0-220km/h, with the tacho measuring rpm from 0-8000. It has a black face that matches the stock gauge look and

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

S&S rebuilds stock engines

S&S rebuilds stock engines

Following Harley-Davidson's decision to discontinue its factory engine remanufacturing program, S&S Cycle have issued a timely reminder that their rebuild program is available to authorized Harley-Davidson as well as S&S dealers, and that the program is for remanufacturing of H-D (stock or modified) as well as S&S engines.

The company says that they offer a fast ten working day turn-around from receipt and that you get the same engine back, meaning that you get to keep the original VIN. 

Engines are rebuilt with Premium Viola V-Twin service parts and can be rebuilt to stock specifications or have an S&S performance kit installed, with existing performance upgrades retained if they are still serviceable. 
S&S say that their rebuild program features a 30 day labor and one year parts warranty, and that their beneficial freight rates mean that they offer no cost shipping to their dealers on engines for rebuilding.

Traditionally only available to S&S dealers, if you do not currently have an S&S Cycle account, no problem, because the company says that an engine rebuild package meets or exceeds their annual account spend criteria. 

Corbin Gunfighter Saddle for 2014 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie

Corbin Introduces Gunfighter Saddle 
for 2014 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie

Hollister, CA - Corbin’s new Gunfighter saddle is comfortable on a long trip while it looks great cruising the boulevard. They started with their exclusive high density Comfort Cell foam that allows a sleek profile while providing a firm, supportive ride. Then sculpt the rider seating ergonomically to fit the curve of your body and provide better weight distribution. This also helps to eliminate the centralized pressure felt from the stock seat. In the nose area, Corbin sculpted the saddle narrow to allow for ground reach.

For a solo look, the Gunfighter tail section is shaped to emulate the lines of the bodywork with a fastback tail section. On the inside, the tail is padded and upholstered to provide for short trip passenger capability. Although the shaping of the tail is designed primarily for looks, the Comfort Cell foam still provides a good perch for your copilot on short to medium length trips.
Notice how close the Corbin saddle fits to the tank, tail section and chassis... this kind of fit comes only from a Corbin saddle and their unique Fibertech basepan. Corbin’s rigid base material not only fits perfect to the bike, but provides a firm foundation to support the carefully designed foam shape. Corbin's ergonomic shaping creates a visually pleasing look on

Klock Werks Indian Motorcycles for Jack Daniels

Klock Werks Completes Two Customized 2014 Indian Motorcycles for Jack Daniels

(Mitchell,SD) - The “Jack Daniel’s Experience”, that travels the country to all kinds of events from NASCAR to various Motorcycle Rallies, will now proudly display two promotional motorcycles customized by Klock Werks. 

The starting point for the builds were the 2014 Indian Vintage and the 2014 Indian Classic. The Vintage, received factory Indian accessories, which included Indian’s black seat and saddlebags with contrast white stitching to play off the classic Jack Daniel’s black and white label. The bike features Ride Wright Fat Spoke wheels with classic white wall tires, and black paint with white pinstripes by Tex of TexEfx, which perfectly match the iconic Jack Daniel’s bottle label and logo filigree. This bike also sports other Indian accessories and a Klock Werks Flare™ Windshield. 

The 2014 Indian Classic, known as the "Barrel Bike", features custom barrel wood inspired paint, also by Tex at TexEfx, custom floorboard inserts made from real Jack Daniel’s barrel wood, Klock Werks new Prairie Bars, and Flare™ Windshield.  Wrapping this build up is the Indian tanned leather seat. 

"Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniel's are ideal partners. Both brands believe in authenticity and independence. We love the new Indian Motorcycles and purchased two to travel with our Jack Daniel's Experience that travels the United States”, said Dave Stang, Director of Events for Jack Daniels.  “Several years ago our friends at Indian Motorcycles introduced us to the Klock Werks Gang and they performed some custom motorcycle work for us. We commissioned them once again to help us "specialize" these two newest additions to our two

Short Neck Installation Video by Pickard USA

 Short Neck Installation Video by Pickard USA          

Anyone needing to find an installation video for a slip fit short neck rake kit for Harley Baggers needing 26 Inch or 30 Inch wheels will be pleased with the new tech page explaining how to rake a Harley Bagger neck created by Pickard USA. The Harley Bagger short neck rake kit instructional video is very detailed and shows the entire process step by step to help anyone who is looking to rake the neck on a custom motorcycle.

Harley Bagger Short Neck Installation Video

Pickard USA is proud to release the new tech video explaining how to rake a Bagger neck. The installation video shows how the newest next generation slip fit short neck is installed properly by an experienced professional. The webpage will also have a variety of options for bikers and biker builders who wish to buy the newest short neck rake kit. Other options for complete front end packages are also available allowing bikers to upgrade to a 26" or 30" wheel with the newest cutting edge parts on the market. For more information call 972-231-1298 or visit the website at

When it comes to Harley Bagger neck rake kits making sure to find the best wobble free option is very important which is why more people trust Pickard USA for quality short necks, triple trees, and front end packages. A short neck builders kit at Pickard USA consists of the slip fit short neck and triple trees and is used in 26 inch and 30 inch wheel conversions. This neck kit is precision machined from solid billet steel and is the nicest on the market.  Machined necks hold

The Black Douglas Motorcycle Co - Milan to Birmingham Expedition, October 2014

A motorcycling adventure of 1000 miles! 
Milan to Birmingham Expedition, October 2014

The Sterling Autocycle built by The Black Douglas Motorcycle Co.
We will prove the durability and reliability of our British designed motorcycle by riding it straight from our factory in Milan to our distributor, Monday Motor Co. in Birmingham, UK.
 A distance of 1000 miles of roads across Europe.

We will keep you updated ond this website, www, 
And at the end of our Expedition, we will show you  the complete story, nice images and video.

Klock Werks Customize 2015 Indian Roadmaster for Allstate

Klock Werks Lends a Hand to Customize

 A 2015 Indian Roadmaster for Allstate

 (Mitchell, SD) October 21, 2014 –  The Team at Klock Werks was recently called upon to help Allstate spread the word about it’s Rider Protection Project. The project’s goal is to raise awareness with a collection of programs and applications to help keep riders riding safely. The motorcycle chosen as the vehicle for this message is the brand new 2015 Indian Roadmaster. Klock Werks worked with TexEFX and created a paint scheme to flawlessly portray the iconic Allstate colors and logos. Specific parts were chosen to set this bike up to tour the country, of course including the new Klock Werks Flare™ Windshield for Indian, which is available at your Indian Dealership.


“We wanted the focus to be an amazing ride with great safety features. We collaborated with Klock Werks to brand it “Allstate”, and took it to the streets for the first time leading up to Sturgis. Allstate chose motorcycle journalist Jeff Buchanan to ride from Minneapolis to Sturgis, stopping at dangerous intersections flagged within Allstate’s Rider Risk Map on Facebook, and to talk with local media about what Allstate is doing to help build awareness for riders”, said Kevin Byrne, Powersports Marketing for Allstate. “The bike now travels with our rally tour truck, the Mobile

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Harley-Davidson Third-Quarter Retail Motorcycle Sales Rise

Harley-Davidson Third-Quarter Retail Motorcycle Sales Rise
Harley-Davidson press release, October 21st 2014

Harley-Davidson has announced that dealer new motorcycle sales grew worldwide and in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2014, "topping a strong prior-year quarter". Dealer new motorcycle sales grew 3.8 percent worldwide, 3.4 Percent in U.S.
"Harley-Davidson's third-quarter financial results were in line with our expectations, and we are on track for a year of growth and strong financial performance in 2014," said Harley-Davidson, Inc. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Wandell.
"We continue to see the success of our product, manufacturing and retail strategies, which are delivering an outstanding customer experience, driving bottom-line improvement and expanding the reach of the brand."

The company says that dealers worldwide sold 73,217 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 70,517 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter.
"With the successful launch of the 2015 motorcycles in late August, including the return of the Road Glide models, and the outstanding efforts of our dealers, third-quarter retail Harley-Davidson motorcycle sales topped the strong growth of the year-ago quarter. A rebound in Sportster motorcycle sales from this year's second quarter and increased availability of the Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles also contributed to these positive results," said Wandell.
In last year's third quarter, the Company launched its "game-changing" Project Rushmore line of touring motorcycles, which spurred year-over-year retail sales growth of 20.1 percent in the U.S. and 15.5 percent worldwide, giving the third quarter of 2013 one of the strongest single-quarter retail increases in recent years for Harley-Davidson.
This year, U.S. dealers sold 50,167 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the third quarter, up