Saturday, 29 June 2013

Hein Gericke Aanbieding

Hein Gericke Aanbieding voor volgende week:


Air Conditioning for Your Upper Body

Designed with evaporative Hydration Technology for maximum cooling, the new Adjustable Hydration Vest (P/N 97371-13VM, $55) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line delivers air conditioning for your upper body. The 100 percent nylon quilted vest is lined with polyacrylite crystals that fully hydrate when soaked for up to 10 minutes, then evaporate in high temperatures to keep riders cool. 


Hydration Skull Cap and Neck Guard Offer Extra Cooling

The newest hydration gear from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line utilizes evaporative Hydration Technology to create a cooling effect against your skin for maximum comfort in hot weather. 

Friday, 28 June 2013

New Dirt Track Heroes Exhibit

Champions Honored in New Dirt Track Heroes Exhibit

Over 30 historically significant motorcycles and over 20 sets of leathers worn by the stars of the Grand National Championship are part of the Allstate Motorcycle Dirt Track Heroes presented by J&P Cycles exhibit. Bikes ridden by Grand National Champions Bart Markel, Scott Parker, Bubba Shobert, Jay Springsteen and Chris Carr are among those featured.

Politie Korps van Hong Kong kiest voor Zero: 59 elektrische motoren

Zero Motorcycles levert 100 motorfietsen aan politie Bogota in Colombia. Politie Korps van Hong Kong kiest ook voor Zero: 
59 elektrische motoren
Meer politiekorpsen tonen interesse

ALKMAAR/BOGOTA, –Zero Motorcycles, wereldwijd toonaangevend op het gebied van elektrische motorfietsen, heeft 100 motorfietsen afgeleverd aan de politie van Bogota in Colombia. De Zero’s werden persoonlijk in ontvangst genomen door burgemeester Gustavo Petro die zich zeer inzet voor milieuvriendelijk en maatschappelijk verantwoorde transportmiddelen voor de diverse gemeentelijke instellingen. Het Bogota Police Department zal de speciale Zero-motorfietsen in politie-uitvoering gebruiken voor patrouilles, verkeersbegeleiding en andere dagelijkse politietaken in één van de grootste steden van Colombia.


Breeze Through Summer with Allover Mesh Cooling

The new women’s 3-in-1 Mesh Jacket (P/N 98229-12VW, starting at $165) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line beats summer heat with full-cooling effect and three-option versatility. Its 100 percent polyester allover mesh construction on the front, back and sleeves is matched with polyester mesh lining for maximum airflow and comfort. 

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and Roadsmith Trikes Join Forces for First Ever Sturgis Trike Ride

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and Roadsmith Trikes Join Forces for First Ever Sturgis Trike Ride

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Roadsmith Trikes have teamed up for the first annual Trike Owners United Ride (T.O.U.R.) set to take place on Wednesday, August 7th during the Sturgis rally.  The T.O.U.R. all-trike ride starts in Hill City and takes a scenic 50 mile ride and ends with a trike procession through the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to a special reception at the Russ Brown Events Center.  Free of charge, the T.O.U.R. is open to all makes and models of trikes. Riders can pre-register for the event at Participants will also have the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items to the Hill City food drive.

The First Harley FXR’s Only Exhibition And Bike Show In Sturgis

Joe Mielke, of Klock Werks, 
is looking for possibility to organize 
The First Harley FXR’s Only Exhibition And Bike Show 
In Sturgis

Joe Mielke from Klock Werks is trying to get an FXR Bike Show and Exhibition 
organized during  Sturgis Bike Week 2013.

Joe; “I’m putting on a FXR Motorbike Show during the Sturgis Rally. It would be great if you could help put the word out. I am in need of participants and sponsors. The Harley Davidson FXR, in the 80′s and the early 90′s was the bike of choice for club riders, custom bike builders, touring riders, Motor Patrol Officers and it was Harley’s work horse. For many Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, it is arguably the best handling Harley ever built. The first true American sport bike.  Last year during the Sturgis Rally, someone traded in a 1991 FXR for a new motorcycle at Black Hills Harley-Davidson. Everyday working at the Klock Werks show rig I would sneak away and check the bone yard to see what was traded in the day before. Well, on the last day of the rally, my FXR was in the lot. I struck a deal on a price without taking it for a test ride or even turning the key. I was pumped. The first time I rode it was after we tore down the show truck before leaving for home."

"After getting it home I cleaned it up, changed the fluids and gave it a once over.  A short while later I rode from Mitchell SD to Milwaukee to the HD Museum to meet up with the Motorcycle Cannonball riders. I rode with the Cannonball for 4 days across the upper Midwest. My last stop with the Cannonball was Sturgis SD. The morning the riders continued west I headed back home to Mitchell. What a great maiden voyage, 100% trouble free miles!! And I was able to ride with a bunch of friends, Milwaukee Mike, Beanre, Matt Olsen, Carl Olsen and Randy Aaron just to name a few. I had certainly found the a part of me that just loved riding motorcycles that had become lost. When you live and work in the motorcycle world it seems hard sometimes to just enjoy motorcycles and I had lost the reason I loved motorcycles. But I had it back!"

"When the New Year 2013 came around I decided I would make sure I would rode my FXR at least once a week. Rain or shine. FXR Friday was born! I’m proud to say I haven’t missed riding on a single Friday yet. To work, to lunch, out and about and home again. So far FXR Friday has had me riding in rain, snow, mud and on ice. I’ve been running knobbie tires since very early on and when conditions dictated I studded the tires. One morning this winter I rode to work via Lake Mitchell. By via I mean riding across frozen Lake Mitchell. Just to say I did. I was even able to take it on the road with me to Cincinnati for the V-Twin Expo. After we set up for the Expo I rolled the FXR out of the trailer and rode around downtown Cincy in February. So far this year, no matter how my week has gone I have looked forward to FXR Friday. It’s been like falling in love with motorcycles all over again."

"To keep the FXR train rolling, I decided that the Sturgis Rally this year needed an FXR Only Ride-In Motorbike Show. So that is what I’ve done with the help of the City of Sturgis and the Sturgis Police Department. We’re bringing the FXR back to Sturgis City Park! Again, with the help of the City of Sturgis, I have gained permission to host a FXR Motorbike Show at Sturgis City Park and Soccer Fields.  There had been a great response from the FXR community. Everyone I speak to about it is stoked! I have several guys who have committed to bringing out some old Custom FXRs from the 80s and 90s. We should see some classics built by Billy Westbrook, Arlen Ness, Don Hotop, Dave Perewitz, Donny Smith and more. I’m also excited to see the new customs, road warriors, daily riders and maybe some SUH (Sport Utility Harley) FXRs like mine!"

"The Show is going to be on Sunday August 4th at the City Park Soccer Fields in Sturgis. I’m going to keep the show a FREE entry FXR Only show. Registration will be 11:30 to Noon. The show is Noon to 2PM. At 2PM. We will have a Police escort from City Park through Sturgis and leave Sturgis for a ride to Spearfish via Boulder Canyon and Spearfish Canyon. Our host in Spearfish is the Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish. Once there we will be able to have a cold one. We’ll have some door prizes and trophies to hand out. I also hope to have some auction items to raise some money for the Children’s Care Hospital and School of Rapid City and Sioux Falls South Dakota."

My goal is simple. Get as many FXRs in one place during the rally as possible. Give everyone the chance to look at great motorcycles and talk FXRs. Have fun and do some good for Children’s Care of South Dakota! I’ll need volunteers to help the day of the event and I’m currently seeking sponsors to help cover the costs to keep the show free. And I also need some industry support in the way of Trophy sponsors/prizes, Door Prizes, Swag bag Swag, and Auction Items. If you need more info, want to register for the show or if you want to know how you can help you can also reach at Cell. 605-228-3318 Work 605-996-3700 or Email"

 Thank You. Joe Mielke

Thursday, 27 June 2013

All American Day Mill 2013

All American Day Mill 30 juni 2013

SuperTrapp News, exhausts for Honda VTX 1800

SuperTrapp News, exhausts for Honda VTX 1800 and More

Jardine Rumblers

Jardine Rumblers bike shotJardine Rumblers   
Slip-Ons and Full Systems
are made to exacting tolerances.  Rumblers provide the perfect blend of reverberation and power.  Slip-On Straight Cut Drag Pipes feature 2.375" diameter tubing.  Full System Slash Cut Drag Pipes feature 2" tubing.  Full System Straight Cut Drag Pipes feature 2.5" tubing.  

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Biltwell at Born Free 5

Biltwell will be present at the Born Free 5

They set up by the lake at Born Free 5 this weekend, so c'mon by and say hello! It's gonna be one hell of a show. Don't forget: Friday afternoon/evening is the Show Class Magazine People's Champ Party at Cook's Corner in Orange County. Come vote for your favorite among six killer bikes and help one lucky builder move on to the big show.

Rapp Victorious In AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Race at Barber

Rapp Victorious In AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Race at Barber 
Defending Champ Barnes Clings to Points Lead After Three Rounds

MILWAUKEE, WI. – Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson’s Steve Rapp took a convincing win in the third round of the 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series at Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Ala., to earn his second consecutive victory of the season. 


Team is Still Searching for Horsepower as Hines and Krawiec Lose in First Round

EPPING, N.H. – Racing for the first time at New England Dragway, Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines qualified their Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycles for the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals. Both riders were eliminated in the first round of racing on Sunday. The event was won by Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider John Hall.

Racing in warm and humid weather all weekend, the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team continued to seek more performance from its new two-valve V-Twin engine. Hines qualified 10th with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.921 seconds, while Krawiec qualified 14th at 6.961 seconds. Sovereign-Star Racing Buell rider Michael Ray qualified in the number-one position with a 6.832 run.

“I feel that we’ve made progress with the new package in the last two weeks,” said Hines. “We find a promising tune-up on the dyno at home but then that gain does not seem to translate to the race track. It’s the typical growing pains we are going to go through with an all-new engine. There’s a lot of talent and experience on this team, and I’m confident we’ll sort it all out.”

In the opening round of Sunday eliminations Hines lost to Nitro Fish Suzuki rider LE Tonglet. Krawiec had a rare red-light foul in his opening-round race, leaving the line 0.022-second early to hand a win to Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith.

Tesla to Rock 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music Festival

Tesla to Rock 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music Festival

Sturgis, South Dakota (June 25, 2013) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® today announced three more acts, Tesla, 4onthefloor and Jared James Nichols will join the already impressive 32nd annual Motorcycle and Music festival lineup during the 2013 Sturgis motorcycle rally. Multi-platinum-selling rock legend, Tesla, joins country icon Toby Keith Tuesday Aug 6, guitar prodigy Jared James Nichols joins the Doobie Brothers and Kid Rock on Monday Aug 5, and foot stomping vocal growler 4onthefloor joins Halestorm and ZZ Top Sunday Aug 4. The ever-expanding nine day Sturgis Buffalo Chip music festival lineup also includes Queensrÿche, The Cult, Buckcherry, Rob Zombie, Lynryd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert, Sublime with Rome, Alien Ant Farm, Fuel, and Lit.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series Ride-In-Bike-Show Faak 2013

Showtime at Lake Faak: 
Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series
Ride-In-Bike-Show Faak 2013
11th Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show at Faak!

SATURDAY, September 7th: Showtime at Faak! 11th annual CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE Ride-In-Bike-Show Faak 2013 

Full throttle into the 11th year: The Custom Chrome Europe Ride-In-Bike Show can be ranged among the top bike shows around the globe – and the 2013 event will live up to the expectations. Last year, a new Arneitz event hall, which now spans the entire (and extended) „Arneitz-100 Showmile“, created an excellent event site! Again, the best bikes of European Bike Week will be present!

Evel Knievel Story and Dirt Track Heroes

National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa

Evel Knievel Story and Dirt Track Heroes
Featured at Vintage Rally 2013

Featured at Vintage Rally 2013 was the largest ever Evel Knievel memorabilia display. Leathers, jump bikes, rare posters and photos, even Evel's money bag and a couple of his canes with secret storage were featured. Photo by Don Miller, Metro Racing.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Indian Motorcycle Will Introduce The All-New 2014 Indian Chiefs In Sturgis August 3

Indian Motorcycle Will Introduce The All-New 2014 Indian Chiefs In Sturgis August 3. Weeklong Schedule Of Events.
It’s probably the most highly anticipated and historic motorcycling event in decades: the reveal of the all-new 2014 Indian® Chief®. Two and a half years in the making, the reveal party will be Saturday, August 3, 8 p.m., 999 Main Street, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame located at the corner of Junction and Main Street. The event is free of charge and features live music, celebrity appearances including Mike Wolfe of HISTORY’s wildly popular television series, American Pickers, interviews with Indian Motorcycle team members, a multimedia tribute to Indian Motorcycle’s history and more.

Indian Motorcycle found it fitting to unveil the new Indian Motorcycle at Sturgis given its heritage at this signature motorcycle event,” said Vice President of Polaris Motorcycles Steve Menneto.” He added: “The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was started in 1936 by the local Indian Motorcycle club, the Jackpine Gypsies, and has grown to become the world’s largest motorcycle rally, drawing riders from across the globe. Our team has put their hearts and souls into the design and development of the 2014 Indian Chief. Sturgis is the perfect place to unveil the next generation of Indian motorcycles and share the message that choice in American motorcycling is finally here in the form of the stunning new Indian Chief.”

Today’s news follows the company’s May announcement that the completely redesigned 2014 Indian Chief, powered by the new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine, will start at $18,999. A short, sneak peek video of the new 2014 Indian Chief is available on the Indian Motorcycle website. As part of the build-up to the Indian Motorcycle launch, Indian continues its “Choice” campaign with a new broadcast spot called “Bike Wash”
The company also announced a weeklong schedule of events designed to introduce the motorcycle community to the new Indian Chief. The full schedule of activities at multiple locations, including a display at 2nd and Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis, displays, demo rides and parties available after the jump.

Saturday, 22 June 2013




Rockstar Brings Custom Bikes, Energy Drinks and More to Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary

Milwaukee, Wis. – Harley-Davidson is enjoying freedom, self-expression and rebellion with Rockstar Energy Drink during its 110th Anniversary by celebrating around the world and in Milwaukee with Rockstar as the official energy drink of the Company's global anniversary events.

Rockstar will take to the stages with Harley-Davidson at 110th Anniversary events in Sturgis and of course, in Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend 2013. Since the Harley-Davidson 110thAnniversary is a year-long, global celebration connecting millions of people united by a common bond, Rockstar and Harley-Davidson have partnered to create extraordinary experiences for fans throughout this monumental year.

Lotus Motorcycles to build its own and first ever motorcycle

Lotus Motorcycles to build its own and first ever motorcycle

 Lotus Motorcycles was established to design and build the first motorcycle of the iconic car manufacturer. The bike will be named Lotus C-01 and will be the most impressive appearance on public roads on two wheels. It will reflect a combination of lifestyle, design and high end technology.

 Lotus Motorcycles is a joint project of Kodewa, car designer Daniel Simon and the Holzer Group. The Lotus C-01 will be a hyper bike with integrated racing technology. It will be manufactured of materials like carbon, titanium and aerospace quality steel, which are also used in Formula 1. Safety, ergonomics and design are the most important factors the design team has put emphasis on. It will be a state of the art motorbike powered by an approximately 200 horsepower engine.

 Kodewa has recently built the new sports car Lotus T128 LMP (Le Mans Prototype) and is running the Lotus LMP2 program in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team of Kodewa comprises of experts with a lot of knowledge and experience not only in endurance racing but also Formula 1, DTM and lower formulas.

 The unique shapes of Lotus Motorcycles will be penned by renowned designer Daniel Simon. Simon, a former designer for Bugatti Automobiles, has lately been responsible for some of the most sophisticated concept vehicles in Hollywood film history. Amongst his most recognizable contributions are the 'Lightcycle' in the 2010 Disney motion picture 'Tron: Legacy' and the 'Bubbleship' used by Tom Cruise in the recent Universal Sci-Fi hit 'Oblivion'. The German was also designing the famous black and gold livery of the Lotus LMP2 sports cars.

 Daniel Simon is known for his clean and holistic concepts. The designer says: "With the Lotus C-01, we have only one ambition: to create a unique state-of-the-art machine that carries its brutal forces with elegance and style, a high-tech monster in a tailored suit. The C-01, with all its top notch components and materials, is first and foremost emotional, heartbreaking, at times playfully retro, and always clearly a Lotus. Lotus is a glamorous name with a rich history, and the C-01 celebrates it proudly: the shapes of the marvelous Lotus 49 were a main inspiration, and all color schemes pay homage to iconic Lotus racing liveries, such as the dashing black and gold. The intersection of past and future never fails to fascinate, and so does the unique idea of the C-01."

 Within the Holzer Group, the Performance GmbH is involved in the development process. The components made of titanium, carbon fibre and aerospace steel will be produced by RPC GmbH, which is also part of Holzer Group and Kodewa. Latest CNC machines linked with CAM workstations ensure highest precision and optimal workflow of the complex procedures. Because of quality inspections before, during and after the production process, a safety-related and faultless production is ensured.

 In the next few weeks, images of Lotus Motorcycles will be released and will give a first insight into what to expect from the new Lotus C-01.

Friday, 21 June 2013

HOCO Parts NEWS: Spidi Expedition 103 kit: Avontuurlijk op reis

Barneveld, 21 juni 2013

Nieuw in het HOCO Parts assortiment:
Spidi Expedition 103 kit: Avontuurlijk op reis

Bij het horen van het woord ‘expedition’ denk je al gauw aan woorden zoals avontuur, vrijheid en reizen. Met deze gedachte is ook de Expedition Kit van Spidi samengesteld; een drie-eenheid aan producten die samen bijdragen aan onvergetelijk(e) motorreizen.

22 Juni 2013 BACA De Meern

22 Juni 2013 BACA De Meern

Thursday, 20 June 2013



Intelligent driving that saves energy and enhances safety always means anticipating what lies ahead as well. Car-to-X communication makes a major contribution to intelligent mobility of the future by allowing the driver to look a long way ahead, see things that are hidden, and even peer around several corners. Since the potential of Car-to-X communication can only be fully exploited through mass use, the only real benefit is to be gained by researching this technology in alliance with other partners. That is why, four years ago, numerous companies from the automotive and telecoms sectors, the federal state government of Hessen, the city of Frankfurt am Main and a number of well-known universities and research institutes came together to work on the research project simTD (Safe and Intelligent Mobility - Test Field Germany). Their shared objective was to test Car-to-X technology in actual traffic. Now, the results of this project were revealed in the concluding presentation in Frankfurt am Main.

New Cable-TV Series featuring WTT Taking Off This Summer!

New Cable-TV Series featuring WTT Taking Off This Summer!  
"Whats In The Barn" Begins 
Airing June 18th on Velocity TV!
Check your local listings for Velocity TV

Beginning this summer, Wheels Through Time Museum will be coming to a television near you.  On Tuesday, June 18th, the first episode of "What's In The Barn" starring Dale Walksler will debut at 10:30 p.m. on Velocity TV.

"What's In the Barn" brings the world of America's rarest motorcycles and autos to your living room, focusing on the hunt for hidden treasure tucked away in America's barns.   Dale Walksler has spent his life searching high and low for these long since forgotten gems, uncovering history in some of the most unusual and extraordinary  places.  

OCC Coming Back to the Small Screen

Just When You Thought They Had Died: 
OCC Coming Back to the Small Screen

As Reported by Dealer News 

Calling all Builders… 

Pilgrim Studios is looking for a chopper maniac who will serve as Paul Teutul Sr.’s right-hand man on a new television series. Orange County Choppers, based in New York State, will begin production on a new television series for a new network. OCC’s website says the new series will air on CMT.

“The team needs some fresh blood, someone who will work alongside Paul Sr., running the shop…,” said Shaun Hoff, manager of talent development and casting for the studio. “This is a full-time job working with OCC on- and off-camera.” 

The original casting call expired in mid-May; however, it seems the studio is still looking for candidates.

Hoff said the studio wants someone who really understands the chopper lifestyle. “It doesn’t matter what your specialties are in the motorcycle world,” he said. “As long as you KNOW the world of choppers, are outgoing, fun and think you can withstand [Paul Sr.'s] onslaught when he’s angry, then we want to hear from you.”

The opening is a paid position. Filming will begin in New York later this summer, Hoff noted.

Anyone wanting to audition should send an email with your name, location, phone number, recent photo and a brief explanation of why you’d be the best on-screen companion for Paul Sr. to “Feel free to send resumes, photos of work you’ve done or any other material you think we need to see,” Hoff said. Only legal U.S. residents can apply, he added.


Authorized Harley-Davidson Dealer
Oude Monnink Motors, Vroomshoop

Wednesday, 19 June 2013



You have a Hot Bike, We want it @ the Hollister Rally

A revival is happening in Hollister, CA and you can be a part of it by entering your custom sled into the Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show on July 5, 2013. $7,000 in cash prizes awarded.

Product Awards? Yep, Ridewright Wheels, Avon Tires and HelmetLok are supporting the custom show. Okey, make the jump and enter you custom sled. Details here.

Kawasaki verhuist Benelux Sales Office naar Hoofddorp

Kawasaki verhuist Benelux Sales Office naar Hoofddorp

Vanaf 1 augustus 2013 zal Kawasaki Motors Europe haar Sales Office in Brussel, België, sluiten en de Benelux markt bedienen vanaf het Europese hoofdkantoor van Kawasaki in Hoofddorp, Nederland.

Diverse ondersteunende afdelingen voor de Benelux (Finance, IT, After Sales ) opereerden al vanuit Hoofddorp. De verhuizing van het Sales Office vergroot de synergie tussen de afdelingen en zal Kawasaki ’s service voor de Benelux markt verder verbeteren. 

Het Europese hoofdkantoor beschikt tevens over uitgebreide faciliteiten zoals een grote werkplaats, demo-motoren voor alle modellen en een grote showroom. 

Kawasaki behoort tot de grootste motormerken ter wereld en beschouwt de Benelux markt als één van de belangrijkste markten waarbinnen het merk nog kan en wil groeien. 

Dries De Weert
Press Officer
Kawasaki Motors Europe
Brussels Sales Office



◾Nieuwe ‘look’ voor Moto Guzzi V7 Special en Norge GT8V
◾Kleurstelling geïnspireerd op historische series uit jaren ‘70 
voor nieuwe uitvoeringen van V7 en Norge

Breda, 19 juni 2013 – In de maanden juni en juli is de aanschaf van een nieuwe Moto Guzzi nog aantrekkelijker geworden. De officiële Moto Guzzi-dealer overhandigt de koper van een nieuwe ‘Guzzi’ niet alleen het koopcontract, maar ook een bonus van €750 of €1.000 als inruilpremie.

Aantrekkelijke inruilpremie
 Moto Guzzi timmert behoorlijk aan de weg. Het gerenommeerde Italiaanse motormerk kan zich verheugen in een groeiend aantal liefhebbers en kopers. De aanschaf van een Moto Guzzi wordt in de zomermaanden juni en juli extra interessant omdat voor de modellen, waarvan de cilinderinhoud van de motor minder dan 1.000 cc bedraagt, een inruilpremie van €750,- van kracht is. 

Fuel, Alien Ant Farm and Lit Unite for Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2013 Festival Grand Finale

Fuel, Alien Ant Farm and Lit Unite 
for Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2013 Festival Grand Finale

Sturgis, South Dakota – Rock radio favorites Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, and Lit will unite to rock the final festival night of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ Saturday August 10. The three platinum selling bands will round out nine days of unbelievable performances from artists including Kid Rock, The Doobie Brothers, The Cult, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toby Keith, Rob Zombie, Brantley Gilbert, Halestorm, Mastodon, Machine Head, Queensrÿche, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Sublime with Rome and more to be announced soon. Concert entertainment begins on Aug. 2 and goes through Aug 10, 2013 during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. Information and campground admission passes are available at www.BuffaloChip.Com.

“The party ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” says Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Throughout our nine day festival, fans are treated to an onslaught of high-energy performers, so why would the last night be any different? All of these bands, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm and Lit have a blast on stage and that energy is truly contagious. It’ll be a Grand Finale worth sticking around for.”

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Buckcherry, Pop Evil and Sweet Cyanide Bring Modern Rock Edge to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Music Festival

Buckcherry, Pop Evil and Sweet Cyanide Bring Modern Rock Edge to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Music Festival

Sturgis, South Dakota – Rock fans will unite at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip this August when Buckcherry, Pop Evil and Sweet Cyanide join the massive lineup of superstar acts at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ during the annual 2013 Sturgis motorcycle rally. These high energy modern rock n roll icons will bring an energetic raw edge to an epic 9 day concert lineup that already includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doobie Brothers, Kid Rock, ZZ Top, The Cult, Toby Keith, Rob Zombie, Brantley Gilbert, Halestorm, Mastodon, Machine Head, Queensrÿche, Sublime with Rome and many more to be announced soon. Festival dates are July 29 through Aug 11, 2013. Information and campground admission passes are available at www.BuffaloChip.Com.

“Buckcherry, Pop Evil and Sweet Cyanide all bring an in your face approach to rock that Chip fans can’t get enough of,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The energy that these bands generate drives home some of the most powerful nights of rock n’ roll at the Chip. We look forward to it!”

MGS Custom Bikes Announces Stage 1 Performance Slip-on Package at an Incredible Price

MGS Custom Bikes Announces Stage 1 Performance Slip-on Package at an Incredible Price

Lancaster, CA - MGS Custom Bikes is proud to announce that for a limited time, you can buy their new Stage 1 Performance Slip-on Package at a special intro price for only $699.00! This package contains a set of their True Dual high performance slip-ons as well as a programmable tuner and high velocity air intake. 



◾Promotiecampagne voor nieuwe modelreeks 2013, nu bij de dealer
◾Gunstige fiscale-aftrekregelingen voor elektrische motorfiets

ALKMAAR, 18 juni 2013 – ZERO Motorcycles, wereldwijd leider op het gebied van elektrische motorfietsen, nodigt liefhebbers van motorfietsen, met welke voorkeur dan ook, uit om bij de ZERO-dealer een proefrit te maken en de unieke ervaring te ontdekken van het rijden met het nieuwste 2013-model van ZERO. De nieuwe modelreeks biedt een adembenemende acceleratie, opvallende designs en de innovatieve mogelijkheid om de prestatiekarakteristieken van de motor via de gsm telefoon aan te passen naar individuele voorkeuren. 

Monday, 17 June 2013



Paus Franciscus zegende gisteren duizenden Harley-Davidson-motors en -rijders. Dit deed hij terwijl hij - onder het luide geronk van V-Twin-motoren - zijn weg baande door het massaal toegestroomde publiek in Vaticaanstad. Geheel in de geest van het legendarische merk namen Harley-Davidson-fans vanuit de hele wereld deel aan de zondagse ceremonie van de opperpriester ter gelegenheid van het 110-jarig jubileumfeest van Harley-Davidson in Rome.

Biltwell Inc. Update

We've upgraded to stronger snaps and added a couple brand new colors to our collection of bubble shields. These super-clear, odorless, injection-molded polycarbonate shields fit all of our helmets and most others as well. 
Prices range from $19.95-24.95. 
More pics, sizing and details here.
We've got a ton of hard parts. From handlebars and throttles to foot pegs and seats, you can check 'em out here.

Friday, 14 June 2013


Dunlop Named as Official Tires of Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary

MILWAUKEE, WI. (June, 2013) – Harley-Davidson® is celebrating the passion, freedom and independence of its 110th Anniversary by riding around the world and home to Milwaukee with Dunlop® as the official tire sponsor of the Company's global anniversary events.

Dunlop will take a prime position at Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary upcoming events in Rome, Sturgis and of course, the Milwaukee events over Labor Day weekend 2013. Harley riders will have the chance to speak with Dunlop staff during these events about tire selection and performance.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Ethanol zit tegenwoordig in de benzine, en nu? Motorfiets en Ethanol. Carburateur en Ethanol

Open Brief van een lezer;
Ethanol zit tegenwoordig in de benzine, en nu?

“Ik heb met 2 oudere motorfietsen, welke langere tijd ongebruikt staan (half jaar) al veel problemen met de brandstof E95 loodvrij. Beide motoren waren niet meer te starten en sloegen niet aan. De carburateurs van beide motoren waren sterk vervuild, groot aantal sproeiers, vooral van het stationair gedeelte zaten geheel verstopt. 

Bij navraag bij de plaatselijke motorboer blijkt ook hij hier steeds meer last van te hebben, vooral met de ongebruikte occasions, welke in de showroom staan op een vloer met vloerverwarming. Dit schijnt het proces te versnellen.
Ik heb bij beide motoren de tank geheel afgetapt, hieruit kwam benzine met een sterk vergeelde kleur. Onderdelen van de carburateur,welke ik in de oude benzine heb laten 'weken' kwamen er hierna zeer plakkerig uit. Na enig zoeken op internet blijkt dit probleem steeds vaker voor te komen, zeer waarschijnlijk veroorzaakt door de ethanol toevoeging in de Euro 95. Momenteel is dit 5%, echter men wil uiteindelijk naar 20%.

Een en ander is mijns inziens een kwalijke ontwikkeling, mede omdat deze ethanol er tevens voor zorgt, dat rubber delen op den duur oplossen. Een en ander komt voort uit de milieulobby van de Europese Commissie met als doel minder aanspraak op fossiele brandstoffen en minder CO uitstoot. In het rekenplaatje wordt voor het gemak maar even vergeten, dat bij de productie van ethanol net zoveel CO (of meer) vrijkomt als bij verbranding wordt bespaard.”

“Bij navraag bij diverse pompstations, zelfs een tankwagenchauffeur blijkt niemand mij antwoord te kunnen geven op de vraag : “Zit er ethanol in de benzine,die jullie verkopen?'
Meestal kreeg ik eerst een wedervraag, “Ethanol? wat is dat?” In tegenstelling tot bijvoorbeeld in Frankrijk, waar E10(10% ethanol) op het vulpistool staat vermeld, is hier in Nederland niets van te ontdekken. Het lijkt wel alsof men geleidelijk aan zonder hiervan melding te maken het ethanolpercentage aan het verhogen is.

Ik ben er uiteindelijk achter gekomen, dat de enige verkrijgbare ethanolvrije benzine BP Ultimate 98 is, dus hier rijd ik nu mee. Echter, ook hieraan zal eind 2013 waarschijnlijk ethanol aan worden toegevoegd.”

“Ook op advies van de motorboer aan de benzine een flesje Forté Moto Power 2 toegevoegd,dit zou de versnelde veroudering enigszins tegengaan."

Forte Moto Power claimt de volgende eigenschappen te bezitten:
Forte Moto Power II is a premium quality fuel additive containing a multi-functional ashless detergent-dispersant, an antioxidant, and upper cylinder lubricant blended into a highly refined base oil. It has been specially developed to provide superior fuel system cleaning and to provide valve and combustion cleanliness, problem prevention and improved performance in gasoline driven internal combustion engines. It is also suitable for all motorcycles. Forte Moto Power II is packed in a well-designed 150ml long neck bottle to make it more convenient to add the contents to the fuel tank. When used as directed Forte Moto Power II will provide the following performance benefits:
•Fuel oxidation stability
•Neutralisation of fuel related acids
•Corrosion prevention in the fuel system
•Upper cylinder lubrication
•Remove inlet valve deposits
•Reduce combustion chamber deposits
•Prevent stalling due to carburettor icing

"Ik vind het een kwalijke zaak, dat nu deze trein eenmaal in beweging is, men doof is voor de negatieve aspecten, die ethanoltoevoeging met zich meebrengt. In Duitsland is hiertegen reeds heftig geprotesteerd. Het lijkt wel, dat wanneer het woordje 'milieu' ter sprake komt, alles geoorloofd is.
Moderne voertuigen zullen door het dagelijks gebruik hiervan weinig last ondervinden,maar klassiekers,welke maar af en toe worden gebruikt zullen door de toenemende ethanoltoevoeging steeds meer problemen krijgen. Ik zie de toekomst met het oog op de nog verkrijgbare 'goede' brandstof dan ook somber in.”

 Met dank aan Bas van Bree uit Lelystad

Kijk ook eens op deze site, waarin de Amerikaan Andrew Morriss het ethanol verhaal kritisch bekijkt.

 In de USA wordt er ook kritisch gekeken naar de effecten op Ethanol in benzine voor motorfietsen:

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a fact sheet specifically for motorcycle owners answering common questions about E15 (85 percent gasoline/15 percent ethanol) and motorcycle engines. The document entitled E15 and the Motorcycle Industry" makes it clear that E15 is illegal to put into a motorcycle engine, but E10 is approved for use.

The fact sheet addresses questions such as: • What is the concern with E15 and the motorcycle industry? • What is being done to assist the motorcycle industry with these concerns? • How will consumers identify the appropriate fuel for their vehicle/engine.

“A motorcycle is more than just a vehicle to get from point A to point B, it is a unique experience and a treasured pastime for motorcycle owners,” said Bob Dinneen, RFA’s President and CEO. “We understand the important role motorcycles play in many peoples’ lives and are working on multiple fronts to make sure there is accurate labeling at gas stations and up to date information on E10 and E15 so there is no confusion whatsoever on what type of ethanol blend can be used in motorcycles.”

Additionally, RFA has put out a similar guide for ethanol use in classic cars, Gasoline Ethanol Blends and the Classic Auto.”
 E15 was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for vehicles 2001 and newer only. The document specifically addresses the concerns of classic car owners and the proper use of E10.