Sunday, 30 November 2014

Essen Motor Show 2014

Essen Motor Show 2014
Around 128,000 Performance Fans Celebrated the Beginning of the Essen Motor Show
Automobile Manufacturers Are Displaying Premieres at Messe Essen

That was a tailor-made start to Europe's leading fair for performance vehicles: Around 128,000 fans streamed into Messe Essen on the first three days of the Essen Motor Show 2014. Thus, Germany's automobile fair with the most visitors this year is registering constantly high numbers of visitors. The Preview Day and the first weekend were characterised by innovations and celebrities.

The major automobile manufacturers used the beginning of the Essen Motor Show for numerous premieres. In Essen, Ford-Werke unveiled the new Ford Mustang in front of the public at a German fair for the first time. Mercedes-Benz gave another German public premiere with the Mercedes-AMG GT. At the beginning of the fair, Skoda presented a concept

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Bean're - Living the true Biker Lifestyle

Living the true Biker Lifestyle
No matter if Sturgis, Daytona or EICMA Custom: Bean‘re seems to be everywhere. His first book tells his tale – and now Bean‘re is World record holder!

Heading for the Guiness-Book of World Records Bean‘re broke the long-distance Minibike-Record: 1407.6 Miles in 9 days on the Road to Sturgis!

You may have seen him in Daytona, Sturgis or somewhere else around the world – because Bean‘re is a „travelling man“. A custombike-riding one too, since his first Harley-Davidson was customized and has started life as a 1997 „Road King“ Police version, retired with more than 340.000 Miles (!) on the counter (of which the Police Service only accounted for 800!) to the National Motorcycle Museum at Anamosa. His new ride – again looking like a crossover between Chopper and Bagger, was built to Bean‘res style of riding and the fact that he litarally lives „on the bike“, riding on two wheels all over the US, where ever his dates, appointments or weather forecast will lead him. Based on a 2010 „Ultra“, which is quite a choice for Chopper base anyway, the front end is 12-Inch over with a stylish 23-Inch wheel pointing the often heavy packed „Freightliner“ to where ever Kevin is heading. Fortunately for him, in the last years his positive minded personaity has also won him a lot of friendships in the industry, so some components were aquired with the help of sponsors, for whom Bean‘re is one of the best „Ambassadors“ you can have: Road testing and presenting their peoducts „on the road“. 

Sturgis 2014 at the booth of David Uhl who painted the famous „The Iron Heist“ oil painting that pictures Bean‘re as Motorcycle-mounted „Outlaw“.  A picture that could not be further from the real Bean‘re, if you know him...

That he occassionally „rides the f***“ outta the machine helps with the image and can be seen on his website: Dirt Track with a Choppeer, gravel roads, riding freehand or standng on the seat – no problem. Few people realise how handy a chopper really is, thanks to the additional leverage of extended and apehanger handlebar. His target: The million mile mark! Which he is en route to cross with this motorcycle. There is little doubt that he will make that mark. What

Friday, 28 November 2014

Oldtimer Motorenmuseum in Oudenburg, België

Oldtimer Motorenmuseum in Oudenburg, België.

Voor de liefhebbers van oude motoren is er vanuit het Oldtimer Motorenmuseum in Oudenburg, België,  weer veel goed nieuws, want het is een schitterend jaar met een mooi rijseizoen geweest, mede door het goede weer aan de kust en de vele lange weekenden.

Recentelijk heeft  Johan Schaeverbeke, beheerder van het Oldtimer Motorenmuseum in Oudenburg, België, een interessante rondleiding gegeven aan enkele Tsjechische skeelerkampioenen, en hen ook zijn twee Tsjechische motoren laten zien. Tsjechië was, net zoals België indertijd, op een heel hoog niveau wat auto- en motorindustrie betreft. "Mijn Praga DOHC 500 van 1927, is het eerste merk dat dubbele bovenliggende nokkenassen in productie nam, iets wat de Japanse industrie pas 40 jaar later deed, "aldus Johan, "We zijn nog op zoek naar een betaalbare dieselmotorfiets en wankelmotorfiets of motorblokken alleen, want we willen het museum nog steeds belangrijker en mooier maken. In Brugge bestaat er een sportterrein RUST ROEST, maar dat is zeker in het motorgebeuren...!" 

Hier wat informatie van het oldtimer motoren museum in Vlaanderen: we hebben ondertussen 15 kaarsjes uitgeblazen, 25 jaar verzameld en de oudste motoren zijn 100 jaar...

Samson's Black Friday Sale for 2014!

Don't miss out on Samson's Black Friday Sale for 2014!!  

20% off all Samson Products!!

 Don't forget to just add the word cholos 
in the coupon section at checkout for 20% off!

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Thunderbike's Grand Nikolaus Open House

Unser traditionelles Grand Nikolaus Open House
am Samstag den 13. Dezember 2014 von 10:00 bis 18:00 Uhr

Was machen wir im Winter? Shoppen, Feiern, Bikes umbauen!
Auch im Winter gibt's viel zu erleben! Wir laden Dich am 13. Dezember von 10 bis 18 Uhr zu unserem traditionellen Nikolaus Open House ein. Komm vorbei und freu Dich auf:
- Thunderbike Customizing Inspirationen frisch von der Custombike Messe
- Die brandneuen Harley® Modelle und eine faire Finanzierung
- Customizing-Inspiration aus dem aktuellen P&A-Katalog
- Unseren Authorized Service - sicher Dir einen Werkstatt-Termin
- Die besten Geschenke für unter den Baum - natürlich von Harley
Genieße bei heißen Drinks und köstlichem Weihnachtsgebäck gemeinsam mit Gleichgesinnten das Harley Xmas-Feeling und eine gute Zeit. Erlebe das einmalige Harley Feeling, die ersten neuen 2015er-Modelle, starke Fashion und beste Beratung - come and see!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Zodiac Truck in Bad Salzuflen at Custombike 2014

Just a reminder that the CustomBike, the biggest Custom Show in Europe, is end of next week (Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday, December 7) at the Messe Bad Salzuflen, Germany. The Zodiac show truck will be there in Hall 20, Stand C31 with our display bikes and loads of new parts and accessories.


We have the brand new Zodiac 2015 catalog available in English, French, German and Italian and you get it in a BIG bag with a free Zodiac Racing baseball cap, a Küryakyn catalog, a 2015 Freedom Performance catalog and a retail price list for only 10,- Euro!

And for any one that visits our booth we have a 2015 Zodiac Calendar Poster for FREE!

See you in Bad Salzuflen!

Go-ahead for the “New Messe Essen“

Go-ahead for the “New Messe Essen“ 

Reconstruction allows for cutting-edge exhibition conditions in Essen 

Great news for exhibitors and visitors: Messe Essen will implement the 
modernisation of the fair site as planned. With the reconstruction, Essen will 
provide one of the most state-of-the-art exhibition centres in Germany and thus 
become a contemporary and competitive marketplace. The modernisation 
measures will not only be architectonically genuine eye-catchers but will, above all, 
fully meet the exhibitors' and visitors' demands on a modern fair site. Inviting 
entrance areas, a spacious, completely one-storey hall structure in a consistent look 
& feel plus latest technology - this mix makes Messe Essen ready for the future. The 
ground-breaking ceremony for the construction project with an investment volume 
of Euro 90 million will take place on May 2, 2016. 

"The modernisation is an important step towards making our fair venue attractive 
and competitive," says Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. "I am very pleased 
that our conversion concept fulfills the wishes of exhibitors and visitors. Short 
distances, contemporary architecture as well as a spacious, one-storey hall structure 
with easy access – the ‘New Messe Essen’ will provide perfect conditions for both 
trade and consumer fairs." 

The most important demand on the conversion includes the elimination of the 
previous two-storey halls while retaining the area requirements. Five new, large hall 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Barber Vintage Festival - October 10-12, 2014

Barber Vintage Festival - October 10-12, 2014

 As you can see, Brooks was very busy on the road of support in the industry in Fall of 2014. The Barber Vintage Festival was the headliner event of the late 2014 season and provided everyone with some thrilling racing action in Leeds, AL. on a somewhat wet, yet wonderful weekend. 

In attendance during the weekend event was President Jamie Goodson and his right hand man Duane Mersereau from Commando Specialties. They were there along with Ryan Ambrose (left) and Jarrett Martin (right) from Team Brooks (Pictured below). 

To see further details on Ryan's career, click HERE

Ryan Ambrose in action

Jarrett Martin at Road America

Additionally, Brooks Leather sponsors Norton Manx Racing and rider Alex McLean......see images below. 

Alex took the checkered flag more than one racing class during the weekend.  To see the results



The best Bikers Book just got better! The new 2015 Zodiac Bikers Book Issue 40 is out now and has an all fresh new look to it! Both on the outside, and on the inside. 

And parts are even easier to find than ever before. Available in English, German, French and Italian, it contains thousands of new and exciting parts and accessories for old and new
Harleys. New products on the 1,512 pages full color pages include:

¨         Cycle Sounds handlebar speakers, self-amplified speakers for the stock Harley fairings and amplifier/speakers complete with saddlebag lids



Our True Dual Longtail Cholos™ (S2-438) have become as popular as apple pie, hot dogs and all things American. Get your True Dual Longtail Cholos™ with or without baffles, and in any length  you want up to a whopping 42 inches. If your riding style is low-down, you gotta have the True dual exhaust system that barks down low. You know what I’m talking about, loud, fast, and lower than a lizard’s belly! Get yours today! Part number S2-438 can be ordered directly from us or a distributor and shipped anywhere in the world. S2-438 will fit all 2007 to 2011 HD Softail applications. S2-438 will also fit 2012-2015 Softails when using Drag Specialties Part# DS-1861-0594 18mm to 12mm O2 Sensor Adapter.  

If you already have our true dual head pipes, don't forget that we have a gigantic selection of various slip-ons with various features such as removable tips, removable baffles, non-baffled welded on tips or baffled with welded on tips.  The lengths offered range from 23.5 inches all the way up to 42 inches.
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Friday, 21 November 2014

Project LiveWire van Harley-Davidson op MOTORbeurs Utrecht!

Project LiveWire van Harley-Davidson op MOTORbeurs Utrecht!

Project LiveWire van Harley-Davidson

Project LiveWire, de eerste elektrische motorfiets van Harley-Davidson, komt naar de MOTORbeurs Utrecht! Duizenden motorfans krijgen daarmee de kans een glimp van deze motor op te vangen. De nieuwe elektrische motorfiets combineert de stylinghistorie van Harley-Davidson met de nieuwste technologieën. Het resultaat: een volledig nieuwe manier van beleven van de klassieke Harley-Davidson-look en -sound en het Harley-gevoel. De LiveWire is te zien in de stand van Harley-Davidson, in hal 7.


Now available at your Zodiac Dealer

Great news for all of you that own a 2004 or later Harley-Davidson Sportster model and are looking for something that is easier on the clutch lever but do not want their clutch to become slippery. The Variable Pressure Clutch (VPC) by Tak's Performance Parts is not "just a lock-up clutch". The VPC is a system that reduces spring pressure at idle, and as the centrifugal force increases in line with rising engine rpm it provides the clutch with the required pressure to match engine torque. 

It makes for easy clutch lever work from idle to 3000 rpm which requires many gear shift changes. In short, it will give you a lighter operating clutch, with a stronger engagement when it

Thursday, 20 November 2014

KWI College wint Junior Biker Build-Off

KWI College wint Junior Biker Build-Off 
tijdens Bigtwin Bike Show 2014!

Twee teams – twee motoren. Het Koning Willem I College uit Den Bosch en het Drenthe College 
(TT-instituut) uit Assen namen het tegen elkaar op tijdens de Bigtwin Bikeshow in Rosmalen.

Het Koning Willem I College uit Den Bosch

Bigtwin organiseert al enige jaren tijdens de Bigtwin Bikeshow in samenwerking met een aantal sponsoren de ‘Junior Biker Build-Off’. De twee teams gingen tijdens de beurs in een door Vocor Tools compleet ingerichte werkplaats, binnen drie dagen, een oude saaie Kawasaki Z 650 en een Harley-Davidson XL 1000 Sportster Ironhead proberen te verbouwen tot een mooie custombike. De Kawa in Cafe racer stijl en de Sportster in bobber stijl.

Dit jaar moesten de teams zelf spaakwielen bouwen onder toezicht van De Wielenspecialist Simon Poelma en het publiek kon ondertussen meekijken hoe dit in z’n werk gaat. Wielen spaken is moeilijker dan je denkt en ook om het wiel mooi recht te krijgen vereist veel geduld en vakmanschap, iets wat Simon gelukkig beide heeft! Hij leerde de leerlingen de beginselen

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

SamsonExhaust Slip-Ons for Indian Chief


Samson Exhaust

Press Release Number: 57 - 17 November 2014 .

Slip-Ons for Indian Chief


Your late model modern Indian Chief Classic™,  or Vintage™motorcycle can benefit profoundly from the installation of Samson’s High-performance, slip-on Longtail™ mufflers (with baffles). Samson’s deep-breathing baritone thunder says “American motorcycle” like nothing else can.  Your Indian Big-Twin can reach its full road-burning potential with increased  torque and horsepower.  Samson IN-161 consists of two (2) 4"x 34 1/2" Longtail™ mufflers with baffles.  Part number IN-161 can be ordered direct from SAMSON EXHAUST and shipped anywhere in the world. See your local Samson Exhaust dealer or contact Samson Exhaust direct at


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Klock Werks Fairing Vent Screen

Klock Werks Fairing Vent Screen

(Mitchell, SD) –  Klock Werks has created a simple yet effective part to accent the vent in the new 2014+ Harley Davidson FL "batwing" style fairing. Available in Honeycomb or Round pattern mesh aluminum, the Klock Werks Fairing Vent Screen is easy to install, and adds a custom touch to the front of your fairing. The Vent Screen may even catch or stop larger bugs and other road debris from entering through your fairing vent! 

“As soon as new model bikes are released, we do our best to get our hands on them and get to work. Harley-Davidson is an awesome platform for aftermarket parts creation, and Harley riders like to make their bikes unique to their own style. Klock Werks is most known for our patented Flare™ Windshield line that improves your ride over using a stock windshield, but we love designing exciting parts like the new Vent Screen too. This part serves a purpose, by providing a screen over the new HD vent to catch bugs, but it also adds a custom touch. It’s affordable at $49.95, easy to install, and made in the USA,” stated Laura Klock of Klock Werks. 

Klock Werks Fairing Vent Screen is available now at or your local Drag Specialties Dealer. 

About Klock Werks
Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a nationally and internationally recognized Brand. Achieving status as “Air Management Experts”, Klock Werks credits this to the success of the original, patented, Flare™ Windshield. Also supplying fenders, handlebars, and other motorcycle parts, Klock Werks proudly leads the industry through innovation in design and quality of materials and fitment. Team Klock Werks has been successful for years designing parts, creating custom motorcycles, and setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. You will find motorcycles, family, and faith at the core of Klock Werks, along with a commitment to caring for the needs of enthusiasts around the world who enjoy their products.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Yamaha XS 650 ’Den Koperen Ploert’ Boardtracker by Mario van Kruijsbergen. Best of Show Bigtwin Bike Show 2014

Best of Show Bigtwin Bike Show 2014

Yamaha XS 650 ’Den Koperen Ploert’ Boardtracker by Mario van Kruijsbergen.

Mario won the Best of Show Award with his Boardtracker style XS 650. 

Mario has been riding motorcycles for 25 years. First a lot of Japanese bikes, 
then many H-Ds such as Shovels and Sportsters.                
He built this bike to do something different, not to build the common H-D Chopper. 
He liked the looks of a boardtracker.       
Mario bought a shitload of Parts, a van full, from a guy who was wrenching on bikes in his

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Danijel Todic wint Yamaha Build Your Own Competitie!

Danijel Todic wint Yamaha Build Your Own Competitie!
En krijgt een splinternieuwe Yamaha SR 400!

Winnaar Yamaha Build Your Own Competion op Bigtwin Bike Show 
bekend gemaakt door Henk Schiffmacher

Henk Schiffmacher en Yamaha Build Your Own Competitie 2014 winnaar Danijel Todic

Yamaha Motor Nederland heeft voor bezitters van een Yamaha-motorfiets de Build Your Own competitie opgezet om zo andere motorrijders te laten zien wat hun interpretatie van het nieuwe Sport Heritage segment is. Voor deze Build Your Own competitie werd gezocht naar bezitters van een Yamaha-motorfiets die hun visie op het Sport Heritage segment hebben vertaald in hun Yamaha. Deelnemen aan de Build Your Own competitie kon een ieder die in

Saturday, 15 November 2014

MTI Power Sports Students Assist with Helping With Horsepower™ “STAR” Motorcycle

MTI Power Sports Students Assist with 
Helping With Horsepower™ “STAR” Motorcycle 

(Mitchell, SD) November 14, 2014 – Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI), Helping With Horsepower™ and Abbott House share a common belief that project based, and hands-on learning is a great way to teach not only technical skills, but also life skills such as teamwork and problem solving. A motorcycle, named STAR by girls at the Abbott House, 
gave them all a chance to work together. 

Forty young women, ages 9-17, all residents of the Abbott House in Mitchell, South Dakota, worked alongside volunteer facilitators - Klock Werks' Laura Klock, Karlee Cobb, and Jennifer Bainbridge - to completely transform a Harley Davidson Road King from something bare and neglected to a beautiful custom motorcycle. The girls work hands-on throughout the Helping With Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program, from creating a special 75th Anniversary design, to choosing fender and handlebar options and installing new parts. Because this motorcycle will help the Abbott House celebrate its 75th Anniversary, it was made even more special by adding a vintage style sidecar to symbolize the power and impact the Abbott House

Pewter Run

Pewter Run - Where Vintage Never Gets Old

Recently an event called the Pewter Run was in early October 2014. Again, Brooks Leathers has stepped up to sponsor this event. The Pewter Run, for lack of a better way to say it, is a sister event to the Motogiro event we attended in September. 

As described at , The Pewter Run was back for and, other season and the USCRA invited all riders to the 2014 annual Pewter Run held on October 5th 2014 and was located in Northfield, Massachusetts in the Connecticut River Valley.
The Pewter Run Celebrates the first fifty years of motorcycling in America. It is loosely patterned after two international "vintage" motorcycle events The "Motogiro dItalia" and the English "Banbury Run". The PEWTER RUN is a timed, non-speed, reliability road event for motorcycles built prior to 1950. The First event started and finished on the historic town common in Hillsborough Center, New Hampshire.

 This very picturesque setting is in the heart of rural New England with its many historic villages, fine homes, old inns and winding country roads. The premiere "first of its kind " AMA sanctioned event is organized and hosted by the United States Classic Racing Association, Americas oldest vintage racing organization. The route will wind its way approximately 10, 25

Friday, 14 November 2014

Motogiro USA

Motogiro USA - September 26, 27, 28, 2014

If you have never heard of Motogiro, below is the event description in a nutshell as stated on

"The MotoGiro USA is a motorcycle event promoted by the United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA). It's a two-day skill event for small displacement classic motorcycles, scooters and sidecar rigs on public roads. The riders are given written directions and a timetable to complete each of three sections in a specific time. And there are a number of rider skill tests each competitor must do to qualify.

This is a timed ride (not a race) ........Speeds average from 25 to 35mph. Motorcycles are 1968 or older models with displacement no larger than 305cc. We have seen motorcycles from all makes from Aermacchi, CZ, NSU, BMW, Benelli, Ossa to Honda Suzuki and Jawa's Teams are also often created for riders that wish to ride this event with family and friends. Riders come from as close at NH and as far as Hawaii & Norway. Originally started in 1914 as the Giro Motociclistico d'Italia, the historic race was loved for its daring open road excitement and competitive spirit. The competition, also known as the Giro d'Italia, gained momentum over the years and reached a heyday in the mid 1950s when it became the showcase of Italian motorbike manufacturers, including Gilera, Ducati, Morini, Mondial, Benelli and MV Augusta. 

Many of the bikes were created specifically for the Motogiro-USA, helping to build Italy's legendary reputation for speed, style and performance. Despite its success, the race was ended

Electrical Connection New Lighting Isolators for Indian and Harley-Davidson

Electrical Connection Introduces New Lighting Isolators for Indian and Harley-Davidson….Makes Adding Travel Trailers and More Safe and Easy!

Knoxville, TN - Electrical Connection, the leading innovator of motorcycle and Powersports electrical components and lighting systems, introduces a new Lighting Isolator System for Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  

Electrical Connection isolators easily and properly connect the lighting from your major motorcycle accessory (trailer, sidecar, trike, etc.) while removing the electrical load from the motorcycles factory wiring, fuses, relays, computers and electronics. Proper isolation of electrical loads will help keep of your stock motorcycle electrical system and factory warranty intact.

The Isolator system is a modular design including a separate sub harness, modules and the Isolator. The system design allows flexibility to use a variety of trailer styles types by simply swapping out a 4 or 5 wire sub harness. You can also move the Isolator from motorcycle to

Rekluse EXP Automatic clutch voor Harley-Davidson

Rekluse EXP Automatic clutch voor Harley-Davidson
Just shift, twist and go comfortable

Rekluse introduceert een revolutionair product voor de Harley-Davidson motorfietsen: een automatische koppeling, die het wegrijden en manoeuvreren aanmerkelijk vergemakkelijkt. 

De nieuwe Rekluse Harley-Davidson koppeling kenmerkt zich door een nauwkeurige afwerking, hoogwaardige materialen en vooruitstrevende technologie. Daardoor heeft de koppeling een laag gewicht gecombineerd met een hoog koppeloverdracht, een uitmuntende doseerbaarheid en een optimale levensduur.

De doseerbaarheid krijgt zelfs een compleet nieuwe dimensie met deze Rekluse EXP-koppeling, die automatisch kan koppelen en ontkoppelen. Daardoor kan men wegrijden en stoppen zonder dat de koppelingshendel gebruikt hoeft te worden. Manoeuvreren is hierdoor veel eenvoudiger, en ook “stop-and-go” verkeer wordt een stuk relaxter. Naast de automatische functie kan de koppeling ook op de gebruikelijke handmatige wijze worden bediend. 

De Rekluse EXP automatische koppeling is nu leverbaar via uw dealer en kost € 799,- inclusief BTW. Kijk ook op voor meer informatie.

Check eens, de Facebook pagina van Hoco Parts. ‘Like’ deze pagina en blijf op de hoogte van het laatste nieuws!