Thursday, 29 November 2012

MGS Customs Chooses V-Twin Marketing As Their First Agency of Record

November 28th 2012 PRESS RELEASE

 MGS Customs Chooses V-Twin Marketing As Their First Agency of Record

Anaheim Hills, CA- MGS Custom Bikes, located in Lancaster, CA has recently hired V-Twin Marketing as their first agency of record. Mike Stafford, President and Founder of MGS Custom Bikes stated, “We chose V-Twin Marketing to help market our new line of high performance True Dual exhaust systems because of their in-depth motorcycle experience and past successes with aftermarket manufacturers.
We feel that we can draw from their 30+ years of “product branding” experience in the motorcycle industry as well as the many contacts that they have established over the years. “We feel confident in this first series of moves that will take our business forward and we look forward to working with V-Twin Marketing on our new line of exhaust systems.”

Wednesday, 28 November 2012



Barneveld, 28 november 2012 – Continental presenteert drie nieuwe motorfietsbanden voor zeer specifiek gebruik. Zo is de ContiClassicAttack de enige radiaalband in zijn segment die diagonaalbanden van klassieke motorfietsen kan vervangen. De ContiRoadAttack 2 CR is speciaal ontwikkeld  voor klassieke racemotoren. De ContiRaceAttack Comp. is een band voor moderne amateur-racemotoren. De Endurance-versie is ook toegelaten voor straatgebruik.
De ContiClassicAttack is de enige radiaalband in zijn segment. Hij is voorzien van de modernste bandentechnologie met een 0º-staalgordelconstructie als basis. De band biedt de bestuurder een hoge mate van stabiliteit en controle.

NEW Le Pera's Nomad II seat launched

Le Pera's Nomad II
THE latest seat design to be launched by Le Pera is the Nomad II.

Unlike other seats from the company, the side 'slashes' on the Nomad II are the design stand-out feature. The seat has been created for use primarily on bar hoppers rather than for touring use.


20% Korting op DVD Engels Wiel bij Vocor Tools

Hoe te werken met een Engels Wiel. DVD- Engels wiel technieken door Ron Covell

 20% Korting op DVD Engels Wiel bij Vocor Tools

Ron Covell brengt zijn bekende gemakkelijk te volgen stijl het gebruik van het Engels wiel in beeld. Een machine die notoir moeilijk is voor beginners.
Beginnend met de geschiedenis van de machine en een duidelijke uitleg van de principes hoe metaal te vormen met de machine, toont Ron toont de basis patronen die gebruikt worden om panelen van verschillende groottes en configuraties te vormen.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Patented Air Bladder System Addresses Pressure Points and Road Vibration

MILWAUKEE (November 27, 2012) The new Road Zeppelin® Seat Pads (P/N 52000084 Rider, P/N 52400060 Passenger Pillion; $119.95 each) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® are equipped with a patented air bladder system that distributes weight evenly across the entire seating surface, removing pressure points while also providing shock absorption which reduces vibration.

Monday, 26 November 2012

BDL Mesh and Spoked pulleys

BDL Mesh and Spoked pulleys
BELT Drives is now offering billet final drive pulleys in two styles; Mesh and Spoked. Manufactured by BDL in Southern California, each pulley is machined from 6061 billet aluminum and gear cut for enhanced durability and performance.

NIEUW: Kollies' Forward Controls in Messing, Zwart en Aluminium

Kollies’ Forward Controls BT 2000-up - in Messing, Zwart en Aluminium

Kollies' Forward Controls - Messing

Kollies' Forward Controls BT 2000-up - Messing
Deze Forward Controls passen op alle Bigtwins vanaf 2000. De set is zwart gepoedercoat en de draaiende delen zijn voorzien van zelfsmerende bronzen bussen. Er is absoluut geen speling zodat je geen last hebt van slijtage of gerammel tijdens je ritten.

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Offered in Gloss Black or Chrome Finish with Hidden Mounting Hardware

MILWAUKEE (November 26, 2012) The new Stealth Tour-Pak® Luggage Rack (P/N 53000242 Chrome, P/N 53000247 Gloss Black; $239.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® adds flowing style and protects the lid of Harley-Davidson Tour-Pak luggage. Its six cantilevered aerodynamic rails appear to float above the center spar, imparting a lighter-than-air profile. Hidden mounting hardware adds to the clean design.



By definition, a maven is a trusted expert in a particular field who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. It also proved to be the perfect name for the latest RSD (Roland Sands Design) leather jacket. “We have taken all the knowledge gained from producing instant classics for the men’s market with our 2012 Main Set RSD Collection and have put it into the new Roland Sands Design Maven jacket for women. However, this is more than just a cut down version of a mans jacket.....much more!”

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Allstate Motorcycle Quarter MileStones Exhibit at National Motorcycle Museum

Allstate Motorcycle Quarter MileStones Temporary Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum

Have You Seen the Allstate Motorcycle Quarter MileStones Temporary Exhibit?

Almost every part of the Vincent-powered BARN JOB is hand fabricated.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Nieuwe Sena Bluetooth website HOCO Parts

Nieuwe Sena Bluetooth website!

 Barneveld, 23 november 2012

Hoco Parts heeft een nieuwe website gelanceerd: vanaf heden zijn de Sena Bluetooth producten terug te vinden op!

Communicatie via Bluetooth is een techniek die inmiddels niet meer weg te denken is. Sena is één van de meest toonaangevende fabrikanten in de wereld van Bluetooth apparatuur en op het gebied van motorfiets communicatie systemen heeft Sena een prachtig portfolio.


Direct vanaf de EICMA naar vier Nederlandse Guzzi-dealers
California 1400 Touring ABS vanaf 1 december leverbaar

Breda, 23 november 2012 – Nauwelijks een week geleden trok Moto Guzzi op de EICMA in Italië het doek van de compleet nieuwe California 1400, die voor het eerst in twee versies (Touring & Custom) verschijnt. Lang hoeven liefhebbers niet op de nieuwste Guzzi te wachten, want vanaf 1 december staat de California 1400 Touring ABS al bij vier officiële Nederlandse Moto Guzzi-dealers. De prijs? Als Touring ABS is de California 1400 leverbaar vanaf € 21.990,-

Zipper's Zip Kits

Zipper's Zip Kits
ZIPPER'S Performance Products has developed its Zip kits as a bolt-on power increase package for Big Twin applications and Sportsters.

A wide range of kits are being offered with options on exhausts available, and each kit also including a Zipper's MaxFlow performance air cleaner and a ThunderMax with AutoTune EFI Controller.
For Touring models ('09 - '13), the Zip kits exhaust options are complete systems with 2-into-1 headers, 2-into-2 with cross under headers, Rinehart True Duals, replacement mufflers that work with the stock headers or replacement headers to work with the customer's mufflers. All full replacement performance systems Zip kits are fully compatible with the 18mm full rpm-range wide-band sensors that ThunderMax uses.

NEW H-D Crate Engine Shortblock

A Twin Cam Bottom End Manufactured to OEM Specs by Harley-Davidson
MILWAUKEE (November 26, 2012) A new Crate Engine Shortblock from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® can be the perfect starting point for building a custom Twin Cam engine. These shortblocks are manufactured and assembled on the Harley-Davidson Pilgrim Road engine assembly line for exceptional quality and reliability.

Will YOU win this Indian Chief Classic?!

Will YOUR Ticket be Drawn to Win This 2012 Indian Chief Classic?
Drawing for the Winner is Just Over a Month Away,
December 31.
Here's Your Chance to WIN!
Indian 2012 Rafflebike

Since 2002, 10 lucky individuals from all over the United States have won new motorcycles from the National Motorcycle Museum...and provided important financial support to the National Motorcycle Museum at the same time.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Essen Motor Show 2012 December 1 - 9, 2012

Essen Motor Show 2012 December 1 - 9, 2012
The Spectrum Will Be Complete: From Tuning Gems and Sporty Classic Cars Via Speedbikes Right up to Formula 1 Racers
 Essen Motor Show 2012 on December 1 - 9, 2012
The Spectrum Will Be Complete: From Tuning Gems and Sporty Classic Cars Via Speedbikes Right up to Formula 1 Racers

On December 1 - 9, the Essen Motor Show will once again pick up speed. And will set off on an exciting final sprint right on time for the end of the motorsport season. Well then? Step on the accelerator and off you go! The 45th Essen Motor Show will put the spotlight on everything that automobile enthusiasts love. Together with the more than 500 exhibitors and a lot of partners, Messe Essen has tied up a breathtaking horsepower package.

NEW H-D Cannon Mufflers for Touring Models


Street-Legal Mufflers Tuned for a Deep Tone and Strong Performance

MILWAUKEE (November 22, 2012) The new Screamin' Eagle® Street Cannon Performance Slip-On Mufflers (P/N 64900186, $389.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® are tuned to give Harley-Davidson® Touring models an exhaust note with extra-deep bass – a rumble that will enhance that famous Harley sound yet preserve peace with the neighbors. The four-inch-diameter Street Cannon chrome mufflers have tuned baffles and extra internal volume to balance tone and performance, with the right amount of back pressure for a smooth-running ride.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Oldtimer and Rockin' Jalopy Motorama Hotrodshow the Netherlands

For those who missed it; on my other weblog you'll find the photo's and text of Oldtimer & Hot Rod Show, Rockin' Jalopy Motorama last weekend in Rosmalen - The Netherlands, November 17th - 18th 2012.

Please follow this link and check out photo's of all the
Rockin' Jalopy Motorama 2012 Hot Rods, Custom Cars and Custom Bikes!
Many Hot Rods at the Rockin' Jalopy Motorama
Also cool choppers at the Rockin' Jalopy Motorama

Putoline Oil introduces V-Twin range

Putoline Oil Press Release
Putoline Oil introduces V-Twin range

Almelo – 21 November 2012- ‘Unlimited Freedom Powered by Putoline Oil’ with this slogan, the oil brand launches the brand new Genuine V-Twin range. A line of exclusive products especially developed for use in V-Twin engines. As lubricants specialist who focuses exclusively on the motorcycle market, Putoline Oil, like no other, knows which requirements the products have to meet. The result is a quality product that ensures optimum lubrication.

Primo open belt drives

Primo open belt drives

The engineers at Primo appreciate that many riders want to run open belt drives, and that includes riders who have touring bikes with floorboards where traditional open belt drives would not be compatible.
To solve this issue the company makes a narrow open belt drive to fit '90 - '06 FXR and Touring models. It makes use of a high performance, heavy duty 8mm drive belt and forged 6061 aluminum pulleys.

Vintage Wind Calendar 2013 National Motorcycle Museum

2013 Vintage Wind Calendar
at the National Motorcycle Museum


Dear National Motorcycle Museum Supporter,

The 2013 Vintage Wind calendar has arrived!

Each year the Museum staff and I dig through the archives and select a group of great old motorcycling photos to feature in our new calendar. A little research and we can write the photo captions, help you know what you are looking at.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Mega Kerstmarkt 2012 Harley-Davidson Den Haag

Mega kerstmarkt 2012 Harley-Davidson Den Haag

We willen je alvast uitnodigen voor de kerstmarkt van Harley-Davidson Den Haag op zaterdag 15 december 2012.
Wat kun je van ons op die dag verwachten?

          Hapjes en drankjes passend bij de donkere/ gezellige dagen rond de kerst
          Live band
          Gezellige kerstmarkt
          Workshop voor de kids
          Tattoo artiest
          Pinstriping voor helm en motor (meenemen of ter plekke kopen!)
          Koop een pluche aap en ter ondersteuning van  kinderen met taaislijmziekte
          Diverse bekende leveranciers met aantrekkelijke artikelen
          Hele mooie kortingen!
Meer details volgen later op

Cool Story of Hot Rod's First Swimsuit Issue

First Hot Rod Swimsuit Issue - Where It All Began
Thanks to Hot Rod Magazine - By Thom Taylor

The premise was simple and the results better than imagined, but the first HOT ROD swimsuit issue (Apr. '87) created major chaos before ever making it onto the newsstand.

Pat Ganahl had just become editor and needed a wow! cover to kick up the numbers. HOT ROD's April issue had always been the victim of shenanigans in the April fool's spirit. Sports Illustrated was having huge success and getting a lot of publicity with its swimsuit issues, so why not a whole issue riffing on SI? This could be fun. Immediately, the drama began. Ganahl had to run the idea up the Petersen Publishing approval ladder. First was Ganahl's boss: John Dianna, who required a lot of arm-twisting. It was eventually agreed that if it worked for SI, it could work for HOT ROD. Approved!

Rick's new 'Good Guys' Aircleaner

Rick's 'Good Guys' Aircleaner
Available for Twin Cam Touring, Dyna, Softail and Sportster EFI Models
including TuV Certificat

Monday, 19 November 2012

Wizards' Spray Wax incorporates nano-technology

Wizards' Spray Wax incorporates nano-technology
WIZARDS' newest product is Mystic Spray Wax, which uses recently developed nano-technology with the company's proprietary synthetic formula to create a detailing product said to be better than traditional carnauba waxes.

Vulcavite introduceert Spray Folie

Na de succesvolle introductie in 2009 van VULCANET®, het revolutionaire doekje voor het milieuvriendelijk wassen-zonder-water van motorfietsen en auto’s, later gevolgd door CASQUE9, 666 en Citrus Cleaner,  introduceert VULCAVITE NEDERLAND voor de Nederlandse en Belgische markt het product Spray Folie, een snelle, eenvoudige en duurzame spuitfolie voor het beschermen en eventueel kleuren van o.a. lakdelen en velgen van motoren.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Harley-Davidson dealers source for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts


Receive a Limited Edition 110th Anniversary Tin and Membership with a $300 Purchase
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson® dealers are the source for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts you won’t find at the mall. Get a head start by visiting the Gift Ideas website to a great selection of leather jackets, touring luggage, and collectibles like the popular Hog Bank. Many Harley-Davidson dealers host special holiday events and offer a wide selection of gifts for any rider, from a huge selection of genuine MotorClothes® apparel to Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories®. Harley-Davidson dealer staff can help with gift suggestions to match any rider or motorcycle. Or just let them choose – an H-D Gift Card always fits and it never expires. Gift cards may be ordered online at in any amount from $25 to $500.

H-D Screamin’ Eagle Teams Takes 15th Win of Season at NHRA Finals

 Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Teams Takes 15th Win of Season at NHRA Finals
Las Vegas, Nev.  – The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team wrapped up a historic season by earning a win and a championship at the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Team rider Andrew Hines rode a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® to his sixth win of the season, defeating his teammate, Ed Krawiec, in the seventh all-Harley final of the season. The win by Hines caps a season that saw the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team win 15 of 16 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles events.

Rick's H-D Bagger Kit

Complete Bagger Kit from Rick's
Total price from €49.900,00*

Rick’s Completebike, based on HD Touring ®
Rick’s Design wheel front
Rick’s brakedisc matching to the wheels
Rick’s Triple Trees Kit 7°
Rick’s Front Fender
Rick’s Nacelle
Rick’s Gastank
Rick’s Handlebar
Rick’s Sidefiller
Rick’s Aircleaner
Rick’s Turnsignal bracket front
Rick’s Hardbags
Rick’s Rearfender
Rick’s Licenseplate
Rick’s Distributor for brakelines

Tyre front and rear
Price for shown bike excl. Audiosystem: €58.900,00 
*All prices include 19% VAT
Price for shown bike incl. Audiosystem: €62.900,00

Friday, 16 November 2012

Kraft Tech frames for Sportsters

Kraft Tech frames for Sportsters

KUSTOMWERKS is stocking the Kraft Tech range of rigid frames that utilize the Sportster drivetrain.
Once such example, shown here, uses 11⁄4in tubing and accepts a 180-section rear tire using a stock belt or a 200 with chain drive.

All Kraft Tech frames are TIG/MIG welded and accept Sportster engines '86 - '03, and come complete with a manufacturer's statement of origin.

Bigtwin Bikeshow Results

Bigtwin Bikeshow & Dealer Expo final results of the Bigtwin Bike Show 2012

For those who missed it; on my other weblog you'll find the final results and photo's of all the Bigtwin Bikeshow Participants at the Bigtwin Bikeshow & Dealer Expo 2012. Please follow this link and check out photo's of all the bikes!


Wir Plus Power,Lightning Control Modules and Wiring Harnesses

Wire Plus Introduces Power, Lighting Control Modules and Wiring Harnesses for Most Custom Production Bikes

Winfield, KS- Many of the custom production bikes that were made over the last 15 years are now experiencing electrical problems due to a variety of reasons. Bike owners can now go to a one-stop company for all of their electrical needs. Wire Plus produces a wide variety of power modules and wiring harnesses at the dealers and consumer’s requests for all those “extinct” custom bikes.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sturgis Buffalo Chip's Student Build Challenge Education Program

Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge™ Education Program
Kick Off New Project.

STURGIS, SD (November 15, 2012) The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge™ kicked off it’s 4th annual motorcycle build educational program at Brown High School in Sturgis South Dakota. As part of the program, students will transform a 2012 Harley-Davison® Road King donated by Black Hills-Harley Davidson, into a one of a kind, show quality custom bike.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada

Ducati sluit 2012 af met een positief financieel resultaat en heeft haar 2013 modellen in Milaan onthuld.
 Speciale touring georiënteerde Diavel Strada onthuld.
EICMA 2012

Claudio Domenicali

Gabriele Del Torchio

2013 Hypermotard & Hyperstrada
2013 Ducati Diavel Strada
Een verrassende entree voor de Diavel familie komt in de vorm van de nieuw Diavel Strada. Het geavanceerde nieuwe model, speciaal ontworpen voor lange reizen, is af fabriek uitgevoerd met tour-vriendelijke accessoires die de hele dag optimaal rijcomfort bieden voor zowel de rijder als de passagier.

Kewlmetal Wedge Cover for Victory High-Ball

Kewlmetal Wedge Cover for Victory High-Ball

KEWLMETAL'S side wedge covers for the Victory High-Ball feature inlayed artwork.
Machined from billet aluminum, they are powder coated and have laser-cut artwork. The wedges are supplied, in pairs, with a left and a right side wedge cover base, backer plates, artwork inserts and mounting hardware. They are also available with LEDs fitted.

Hagerty Insurance Sponsor National Motorcycle Museum

Hagerty Insurance Becomes Sponsor of National Motorcycle Museum Gallery
McKeel Hagerty on a 1937 Harley-Davidson "Knucklehead."
Hagerty Insurance is the newest member of the motorcycle industry to offer support to the National Motorcycle Museum. Hagerty is the world's leading provider of classic car insurance, as well as insuring vintage motorcycles. They have seized this opportunity to show their support for the presentation of motorcycle history.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

HOCO Parts' Gilles Tooling Panigale Accessoires

Barneveld, 13 november 2012
Gilles Tooling Panigale Accessoires

Voor de Ducati Panigale heeft Gilles Tooling een speciale Factor-X rem-schakelset en verstelbare Variobar2 clip-on set ontwikkeld.

Factor-X rem-schakelset
De Factor-X is een rem-schakelset dat ontwikkeld is met de kennis die Gilles Tooling heeft opgedaan in (o.a.) het World Superbikes kampioenschap. De set kenmerkt hoogwaardige afwerking met functionaliteit. De voetsteun kan op de Panigale in 3 standen versteld worden, waarbij de volledige set in een handomdraai gedemonteerd kan worden dankzij een bevestiging met sleufgaten.

Piaggio Group introduceert tijdens EICMA 2012 nieuwe Moto Guzzi

Debuut voor Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring & Custom

Breda, 13 november 2012 – Het openen van de deuren van de EICMA in Italië is voor de Piaggio Group traditioneel het moment om de nieuwste productiemodellen te presenteren die op korte termijn de dealershowrooms zullen bereiken. De 2012-editie van EICMA vormt daarop geen uitzondering en is voor de Piaggio Group het moment om de nieuwe Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring & Custom aan de wereld voor te stellen.

NEW Cool Movie Posters at the National Motorcycle Museum

NEW H-D Pink Label Gear

Supporting Those Facing Breast Cancer
MILWAUKEE, The new and expanded Pink Label Collection from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line offers more than 60 iconic items for riders intent to wear their heart on their sleeves. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Pink Label item is donated to organizations that support people affected by breast cancer, including the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Beyond the Shock” program and the Young Survival Coalition. The continued growth of Pink Label Collection sales will result in more than $500,000 donated in 2012.

Here are just a few items from the 2012-2013 Pink Label Collection:

NEW Roland Sands 2-into-1 Exhaust System

Roland Sands Design Slant 2-into-1 exhaust system

MAG Europe now has the newest exhaust system from Roland Sands Design available - the Slant 2-into-1 for use on '04 - '13 Sportsters. The new RSD system will fit bikes with standard mid controls and some aftermarket rear sets only, but will not work with stock forward controls.

Monday, 12 November 2012

New Honda F6B Cruiser

NEW Honda Gold Wing F6B Cruiser
Honda’s new Gold Wing F6B takes the world’s greatest touring motorcycle—our own Gold Wing—and puts a whole new spin on it. Lighter, trimmer, leaner. Perfect for around-town, shorter trips, or even a weekend getaway, the Gold Wing F6B still offers plenty of storage capacity and performance, along with many of the Gold Wing’s comfort and luxury features. Best of all, it has a clean, fresh look that’s all its own.


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Junior Biker Build-Off op Bigtwin Bikeshow & Dealer Expo

Junior Biker Build-Off op Bigtwin Bikeshow & Dealer Expo 
Tijdens de Bigtwin Bikeshow & Dealer Expo, die dit weekend in Rosmalen plaatsvindt, is  een wedstrijd georganiseerd tussen twee teams van leerlingmonteurs. Het Koning Willem I College uit 's Herthogenbosch en het Alfa College uit Hoogeveen hebben beide een Japanse motor tot hun beschikking gekregen om in slechts drie dagen om te bouwen. Om precies 17.00 moesten zij het gereedschap neerleggen, om morgen weer verder te gaan.