Monday, 26 September 2016



High Performance shock absorbers with a high resistance alloy steel housing, Nitrogen filled aluminum compensator reservoirs, hydraulic damping and 12mm steel damper rods. They feature 12-step adjustable compression and adjustable spring pre-load. The Bitubo Piggy Back shocks for V-Rod are adjustable up to .400" (10mm) in length. Sold in pairs. 

British Café Racers – Do the Ton!

British Café Racers – Do the Ton!
New at Veloce Publishing British Café Racers By Uli Cloesen 

 This is the first book to solely concentrate on the British-powered café racer motorcycle. Renewed interest in custom British café conversions is illustrated with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and ‘café’d’ British motorcycles. From single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants – see the ‘café’d’ side of British bikes! 

Plenty of books have been published about British bikes and their glorious motorcycling racing heritage, but until now none has solely focused on the rich variety of British café racers. a genre created in 1950s Britain by the 'ton-up boys'.

 Style, speed and passion combine for an eclectic journey into the world of the British café racer. Uli Cloesen's latest book – the first dedicated to the British café racer scene – is a celebration of all things fast from Britain, a definitive overview of the caféd British motorcycle, from single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants, and going well beyond the parallel Triton twin.
 Featuring a truly stunning variety of British motorcycle engine based café racers, from the UK and beyond, and complemented by owners’ stories and technical descriptions, this book presents the eye candy of the British café racer world … come and see the caféd side of Britain! 

Additional Information
Café racers are all the rage again, so the theme of this book is right up there with current treds. There are fantastic British engine derived café racers out there, old and new, which appeal to British bike fans, as well as to the custom scene in general. It also shows that the variety of customised Brit bikes out there goes well beyond the proverbial Triton twin.

 This book is the first all-out British café racers book, 
and covers the whole range of café’d British marques.

• Café’d Brit bikes are way cool, and it shows
 • The first, all-out British café racer book, and a celebration of all things British
 • Provides a ‘caféd’ window into British motorcycle history
 • Fills a gap in motorcycle literature
 • A gem for British bike fans, as well as to the lover of café racers
 • All bikes powered by British motorcycle engines
 • From an author involved with motorcycles for 40 years
 • Covers models from singles to four cylinder variants – and from spend a little to spend a lot!
 • From AJS to Weslake… it’s all in this book
 • Presents the eye candy of historic British brands 
British Café Racers – Do the Ton!

•Hardback •24.8x24.8cm • 128 pages • 250 pictures
ISBN: 978-1-845848-96-5
£ 30.00 (for eBooks this varies and delivery is free)

Thursday, 22 September 2016

September 25, Indian Motorcycle returns to the track.

September 25, Indian Motorcycle returns to the track.

Indian Motorcycle® returns to the track 
this Sunday, September 25th.
Tune in for the live race at 1:00pm ET

Monday, 19 September 2016



Tricky course conditions at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats have once again proved challenging during the latest stage of the Triumph Motorcycles Land Speed Record attempt.  With clear sun and virtually no wind, rider Guy Martin set off from mile marker 9 to record his FIM-required certification run.

Setting off smoothly, Guy was making good power in mile one when the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner lost traction on a damp section of the salt surface, causing the rear of the machine to step out of line and the streamliner to go down on the course. Guy was completely uninjured in the incident, however the streamliner will now require a full inspection before any further runs can take place.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

2016 Winner Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover
Brought To You by GEICO Motorcycle Announces 2016 Winner!

   (Manheim, PA) September 8, 2016 – Garage-Girls and GEICO Motorcycle are proud to announce this years Ultimate Biker Makeover winner; Leah Misch from LaCrosse, WI. Leah was selected among over 63 entries to this years contest from the story and photo she submitted. 

Contestants (Girls and Guys) were asked to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo. Deadline for entries was July 9th 2016. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges had to make the tough decision of who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover. Leah will get to take home all the prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, A new Mustang Motorcycle Seat, a set of tires from AVON Tyres, Motorcycle Helmet, Jacket AND Gloves by J&P Cycles, clothing by Hinjinx Apparel, gear from Baker Drivetrain, Vance & Hines Exhaust, S&S Cycle, Klock Werks and MUCH MORE!! 

Leah Misch; an American Red Cross Volunteer, sent in her story of overcoming many obstacles while traveling cross country solo on her motorcycle. We all know challenges are difficult when you have traveling companions, but they are that much more difficult when traveling solo. 
“The roads took me from coast to coast through high winds, forest fires, hail, tornados, and many thunderstorms. In the 17,000 miles I turned this past year; I literally wore holes through my riding gear. My worn out gear is unfashionable and unsafe which is exactly why I need a biker makeover, especially after the events on Lookout Mountain.” Leah wrote. She goes on to tell of how she learned first hand the importance of proper riding gear and how imperative it is to keeping you not only on the road, but more importantly safe. Leah’s story can been seen on line at 

For more information, rules, eligibility and submission procedures, visit 
If interested in getting your company involved please contact Sara Liberte at

About Garage-Girls is the exciting established website developed to meet the growing needs of women who are seeking information about motorcycles/automotive and the culture. Our intent is to provide safe, accurate and fun information. The Focus of Garage Girls is to encourage women to maintain a balance between their love of motorcycles, cars, and anything in the garage with a healthy body and lifestyle.

About the Ultimate Biker Makeover
The Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover is a well-established contest entering it’s 8th year offering an opportunity to a well deserving winner the chance to get “Hooked UP” from major supporting sponsors. Contestants are encouraged to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover. Submissions are narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and the opportunity to take home all the prizes!

About GEICO Motorcycle
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers and insures more than 20 million vehicles (auto & cycle). GEICO’s online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes and claims reporting, and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent. GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Faak Awakes! Riding from Faak to Slovenia to Italy and back to Faak.

European Bike Week 2016
Faak - Faakersee Austria

Riding from Faak to Slovenia to Italy and back to Faak.

More photo's of Faak 2016 after the jump break!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Faak - Faakersee Europen Bike Week 2016 - Day 1 - First Photo's

 Faak - Faakersee Europen Bike Week 2016
'Europe's Sturgis' is wet, very wet...

Day 1, "I'm singing in the Rain..."

The one-way street around lake Faak is empty, well,
except for one idiot with a camera on a Red Dyna Glide...

It;s Tuesday, September 6th 2016. The European Bike Week, the biggest Motorcycle Event in Europe, had some rain today, but the weather forecast for the rest of the week is perfect!
Like Jim Morrison (The Doors) sang; 'Waiting for the Sun!'


Friday, 2 September 2016

INTERMOT 2016: a spectacular programme

INTERMOT 2016: a spectacular programme of events 
awaits motorcycle fans once again 

An attractive programme of active participation events and shows for old and young alike 

As an event-oriented trade fair, INTERMOT will once again not only be offering its visitors product displays by companies exhibiting at the fair, but also impressive shows and many other highlights on the topics of motorcycles, scooters and motorsport. To facilitate this, the entire outdoor part of the Koelnmesse exhibition grounds – 75,000 square metres in total – are being given over to the event, along with special event areas within the halls. From 6 through 9 October 2016 in Cologne, the general public will be able to try out the current models on the various different test tracks, watch racing action and breathtaking professional stunt shows live.  There are also lots of exciting things for even the youngest fans of two-wheelers to discover and try out, making INTERMOT the end of the rainbow for both motorcycle fans and families who love events. New to the programme this year are the 1/8-mile sprints as well as the Dirt Track School and the dirt track race strip.

The supporting programme of events at INTERMOT Cologne 2016 at a glance:

Event Action Areas - Outdoors
Exciting races, stunt shows and test tracks await visitors on the approx. 70,000 square metres of the Koelnmesse P1 and P8 event areas. On the Saturday of the fair, INTERMOT, together with the organisers of GLEMSECK 101, will be presenting the Sultans of Sprint and the top bikes in the Essenza competition in the legendary 1/8-mile sprints on the drag race strip – making sure that fans of high-performance purist bikes will get the most out of INTERMOT 2016. Dutchman Herman Jolink will be going at full throttle on his Ducati in the drag racing event. Another premiere at INTERMOT 2016: for the first time ever at a trade fair, a dirt track racing circuit! Among others, Dr. Martin Hünning and Dr. Robert Allgaier will be showing why this new sport is becoming increasingly popular. But we haven’t piled up several hundred cubic metres of mud and special flooring exclusively for the dirt trackers: on the Friday and Saturday of INTERMOT, the elite of the German side-by-siders will be competing in a final round of races. This is a unique opportunity to see vehicles that can only normally be seen at the Paris-Dakar rally. Proof that biking under electric power should be taken seriously will be provided by the riders in the e-bike World Challenge, featured by INTERMOT. On the drag race strip, spectators can witness live and at first hand just how much action, passion and power there is packed into the latest electric two-wheelers when they go at full throttle!

In the INTERMOT 2016 stunt shows, the best in the business will turn physics upside down and plant it all on the rear wheel. The who’s who of the stunt scene will be on show, performing before a large audience on the INTERMOT P1 and P8 event areas: Several-times European Champion and the public’s favourite, Herczeg “Mokus“ Balácz will be travelling from Hungary to be at INTERMOT. Equally ready for the off are Dirk Manderbach (BMW), Oliver Ronzheimer (Suzuki) and Chris Rid (Kawasaki), Horst Hoffmann and Dominik Csauth (both Suzuki), Arjan de Graaf (V2 Harley), local hero Dennis Jansen (Yamaha) and the “Legend Team” stunt crew (Husqvarna, Kawasaki) from Moscow. They will all be pulling off every

Triumph Build-off: Project Street Twin

Triumph lanceert dealer Build-off: Project Street Twin

De komende maanden zullen officiële Triumph dealers uit Nederland en België het tegen elkaar opnemen tijdens de custom competitie; Project Street Twin. In deze build-off, waarin de Triumph Street Twin centraal staat, worden de dealers uitgedaagd al hun creativiteit en vakmanschap te storten in het verbouwen van de Triumph Street Twin. 

De keuze voor de Triumph Street Twin als basismodel voor deze competitie lag voor de hand. Met zijn eigentijdse interpretatie van de oorspronkelijke Bonneville,  no-nonsense vormgeving en aantrekkelijke prijs is de Street Twin het ideale uitgangspunt voor het maken van een custom. Het is dan ook niet voor niets dat Triumph zelf al 150 accessoires en drie Inspiration Kits heeft ontwikkeld om de Street Twin naar eigen wens te kunnen personaliseren. 

Om aan te geven dat een Triumph Custom ook voor de niet-sleutelaar betaalbaar blijft heeft Triumph een limiet gesteld aan de uiteindelijke verkoopprijs van de omgebouwde Street Twins. Zo mag de totale toegevoegde waarde aan materialen inclusief manuren, niet meer dan 5.100 euro bedragen, hiermee komt de uiteindelijke verkoopprijs voor Nederland op 15.000 en in België op 14.000. Hoewel het logisch is dat de Triumph dealer voor zijn onderdelen gaat bladeren door de uitgebreide accessoire catalogus van Triumph zijn zij niet verplicht om hier alles vandaan te halen, het draait immers om creativiteit en originaliteit bij zelfbouw.

De deelnemende Triumph dealers hebben tot en met oktober om hun Street Twin vorm te geven. In november volgt een eerste stemronde, die per land zal plaatsvinden, via social media. De nummers een tot en met drie zullen vervolgens voor een vakjury verschijnen, waaruit per land een winnaar verkozen zal worden. Op het Salon in Brussel en tijdens de Motorbeurs Utrecht wordt de finale gehouden tussen de Nederlandse en Belgische favorieten, bezoekers kunnen daar en via social media hun stem uitbrengen.

De dealers die het tegen elkaar gaan opnemen zijn: 
 In Nederland: Roké Motors – Mijdrecht, Triumph Groningen – Groningen, Motorcentrum Eibergen – Eibergen, Blom Motoren – Leusden, Motorcentrum Rijen – Rijen. 
In België: BMC Assende – Assenede, Promotor – Erpe-Mere, TC Moto – Zaventem, Motors Thomas – Stabroek, CMB Verdeyen – Tielt-Winge, Triumph Welvegem – Welvegem, Waterloo Bikes – Waterloo.

De projecten van de dealers zullen te volgen zijn op de officiële Facebook en Instagram pagina van Triumph.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Suzuki SV650A Scrambler

Suzuki SV650A Scrambler is een pure eyecatcher
Retrolook met moderne rijeigenschappen

Suzuki introduceert het eerste 2017 model en laat met de nieuwe SV650A Scrambler zien dat de populaire V-twin tot in detail is te personaliseren. De motorfiets is voorzien van kwalitatief hoogwaardige accessoires die de motor een stoere retrolook geven. Een pure eyecatcher. De prijs van de nieuwe Suzuki SV650A Scrambler bedraagt € 8.699,-. 

Het design van de dit jaar geïntroduceerde Suzuki SV650A is volledig naar wens te personaliseren met de talrijke accessoires die Suzuki voor zijn nieuwe V-twin-motorfiets ontwikkeld heeft. Hiermee krijgt de SV650A bijvoorbeeld een nog sportievere look of is hij uit te voeren in Caféracer-stijl. Wat blijft zijn het lage brandstofverbruik van 1 op 26 gemiddeld, het lage gewicht (197 kg) en de ergonomisch slanke bouw van de SV650A. Daarnaast voldoet de SV650A aan de nieuwe Euro-4 emissie- en veiligheidsnormering.

Uitgebreide accessoireslijn 
De nu gepresenteerde Suzuki SV650A Scrambler is het visitekaartje van de uitgebreide accessoireslijn van de V-twin-motorfiets. De exclusieve motorfiets is uitgerust met de volgende accessoires: 

aluminium radiatorbescherming
aluminium kettingbescherming
aluminium voorspatbord 
aluminium windscherm
zwarte koplampprotectie
Scrambler buddyseat van bruin skai
retrobanden van Dunlop 
korte kentekenplaathouder met verlichting

Ongelooflijk supertalent
Het is de ongekende combinatie van de stoere retrolook en de moderne, sublieme rijeigenschappen (de SV650A is de winnaar van een MotoPlus-vergelijkingstest) die de SV650A Scrambler zo speciaal maakt. De motorfiets is uitgerust met het efficiënte, krachtige (76 pk/64 Nm) V-twin-motorblok van de reguliere uitvoering. (“Het beste wat Japan kan maken! Een ongelooflijk supertalent”, aldus MotoMe.) 

De nieuwe Suzuki SV650A Scrambler is vanaf medio september leverbaar in een fraaie matzwarte kleurstelling voor de prijs van € 8.699,-.