Thursday, 31 July 2014

Motorcycles as Art exhibition

Motorcycles as Art exhibition 

Michael Lichter's 14th annual Motorcycles as Art exhibition 

This year the annual exhibition held at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and curated by Michael Lichter, has the title ‘Built for Speed - Race Inspired Motorcycles and Art’. 


Once again Michael is co-curating his Motorcycles as Art exhibition with Paul d'Orleans of the Vintagent (www.thevintagent.com), with this year’s theme being race inspired design and art. To reflect this theme each custom bike in 'Built for Speed' reflects a branch of racing; speedway, flat track, drag, board track, GP, and land speed racing, and will be displayed beside the racing machines suggesting the origins of each style. The motorcycles will be displayed among race inspired pieces of art including paintings, photography, helmets and prints.



Built for Speed will feature 32 motorcycles, a combination of custom builds and factory-loaned machines. The customs are from Revival Cycles, Arlen Ness, Blings Cycles, Fat Dog Racing, Brawny Built, Klockwerks, DC Choppers, Dan Rognsvoog with Skip Schulze, Dime City Cycles, John Reed, Ken's Factory (Japan), Baas Metal Craft, Custom Design Studios, Carl's Cycle,

Nieuwe kleurstelling Ducati Hypermotard SP

Een nieuwe kleurstelling voor de Ducati Hypermotard SP!

Een sportievere kleurstelling, geïnspireerd op Ducati Corse, voor de Hypermotard SP 
Onthuld door Troy Bayliss en Carlos Checa op de WDW2014 in Misano 
Op het internationale circuit van Misano onthulde WSBK wereldkampioenen Troy Bayliss en Carlos Checa de nieuwe kleurstelling voor de Hypermotard SP. 


Net als de andere motorfietsen uit deze familie, is de hypermotard SP voorzien van de nieuwste generatie 821cc Testastretta 11° motor met 110 PK en een Trellis buizenframe. 
Het SP model, in race-stijl, beschikt over drie Riding Modes (Race: 110 PK, Sport: 110 PK en Wet: 75 PK) afgeleid van de 1199 Panigale en is uitgerust met het Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) met  3-niveau ABS remsysteem (kan uitgeschakeld worden) en 8-niveau traction control. 


De Hypermotard SP heeft een volledig instelbare Marzocchi 50mm upside down voorvork met een slag van 185mm, dit zorgt voor uitstekende prestaties en een geweldige wegligging in samenwerking met de volledig instelbare Öhlins monoshock. De Hypermotard SP is uitgerust met een Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 x 17 voorband en een 180/55 x 17 achterband op 3-spaaks

Ridewright Wheels - The Warrior and the Turbine

Ridewright Wheels Introduces 2 New Forged Billet Wheels…
The Warrior and the Turbine

Anaheim, CA – Ridewright Wheels, known the world over for their incredible spoke wheels, is proud to announce the addition of two new wheel designs to their El Camino product line up, the Warrior and the Turbine. 

Warrior

They’re manufactured to the highest standards utilizing aircraft quality 6061 T-6 billet aluminum. Strong, beautiful, balanced and complete with a full lifetime structural Ridewright backing, these forged billet wheels are available in polished, chrome, black powder coated or painted to your liking…OR can even be “Personalized” in a highly customized fashion to work with your ride. No

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Polaris Slingshot Trike revealed

Polaris' 'Slingshot' 

Slingshot three-wheeler announced by Polaris
POLARIS, the parent company of both Victory Motorcycles and Indian Motorcycles, is celebrating its 60th anniversary by releasing details of a new vehicle. The company is describing its new Slingshot as a three-wheel roadster. 


“Slingshot was designed to deliver head turning exhilaration on two dimensions,” said Mike Jonikas, VP of Slingshot. “First is the exhilaration that you can see, hear, and feel while riding in Slingshot. Second is the exhilaration you feel when people turn their heads to stare at Slingshot’s unique and exotic styling.”
The Slingshot has two wheels at the front behind which is side-by-side open air seating for two. The Slingshot is powered by a 2.4-liter, dual-overhead cam engine and a five-speed manual transmission, all of which is carried in a steel spaceframe that is matched to an aluminum swingarm, with final drive being via a carbon fiber reinforced belt. 
Drawing on its motorcycle heritage, Polaris has equipped the Slingshot with electronic stability and traction control, three-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and LED taillights, while from its ATV range is has taken key safety features such as forged aluminum roll hoops, and three-point seat belts. 


Polaris will be offering two version of the Slingshot; the base model features titanium metallic paint, 17in alloy wheels upfront, and an 18in wheel in the rear. The premium model called Slingshot SL features red pearl paint, larger 18in forged aluminum wheels upfront and a 20in wheel in the rear, and a blade windscreen for wind protection. It also features a media console with a 4.3in LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth integration, and a six-speaker audio system. 

www.polarisslingshot.com 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ducati Monster 821

Ontdek de nieuwe

Vanaf nu beschikbaar voor een proefrit bij uw officiële Ducati Dealer 
De gloednieuwe Monster 821 wordt aangedreven door een 112 pk, watergekoeld 821cc Testastretta 11° motorblok 


Maak vanaf nu een proefrit bij uw officiële Ducati dealer en ontdek de zeer toegankelijke nieuwe Monster 821, aangedreven door de nieuwste uitvoering van Ducati’s zeer succesvolle 821 cc Testastretta 11° motor, die 112 pk en 89,4 Nm koppel combineert met een indrukwekkend lichtgewicht van 179,5kg (drooggewicht). Deze stijlvolle mix van minimalisme en prestaties baant de weg terug naar de oorspronkelijke essentie van het Monster-concept, waar minder-is-meer en made-in-Italy samengaan en een motorfiets lifestyle wordt gecreëerd. 

De nieuwe Monster 821 is verkrijgbaar in verschillende uitvoeringen. De Monster 821 Dark is uitgerust met een zwart frame en zwarte wielen voor een prijs in België van € 10.220 incl. BTW en kosten rijklaar maken, de Monster 821 in Ducati rood met rood frame en zwarte wielen of star white silk met rood frame en mat rode wielen kost in België € 10.720 incl. BTW en kosten rijklaar

Monday, 28 July 2014

2015 new Victory Magnum photo's & video

2015 Victory Magnum Bagger


Envy comes standard. Life goes fast – make a lasting impr ession on the new Victory Magnum, our boldest bike to ever roll off the line. This big wheel bagger has the performance to turn heads, along with the style and sound to make people stop, stare, and listen. It ’s got a 21-inch wheel, slammed back-end, custom paint, and our best performing sound system ever — EVER ! Even sitting still, the Victory Magnum is never idle. Wherever it goes, it can’t be ignored. 




Specifications

Dry Weight760 lbs / 345 kg
Displacement106 ci / 1731 cc
Oil Capacity5.0 qts / 4.73 ltr

The 2015 Indian® Roadmaster

 The 2015 Indian® Roadmaster -
 A Storied Soul in a Brand New Bike.


The 2015 Indian® Roadmaster™ reflects pure American Luxury. Building upon the iconic Roadmaster name used by Indian in the 1940s, the new Roadmaster reimagines Indian Motorcycle comfort, styling and performance out on the open road, for the long haul.



Specifications

Engine

Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Engine Type Thunder Stroke® 111
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Bore x Stroke 3.976 x 4.449" (101mm x 113mm)
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore

Friday, 25 July 2014

Roaring Toyz Pin Stripe Series Package Kit for ‘08-13 H-D Touring Models

Roaring Toyz Announces Pin Stripe Series Package Kit 
for ‘08-13 Harley-Davidson Touring Models 

Sarasota, FL – Show them you mean business when you dress up your HD Bagger in style with our Pin Stripe Series Billet Components. CNC Machined in-house from 6061 billet aluminum, our parts are black anodized then machined again to add style with our classy Pin Stripes and RT Logo! 


Take advantage of this complete Pin Stripe Package Kit including our Front & Rear Floorboards, Clutch & Brake Levers, Ignition Switch Cover and Front Brake Reservoir Cover all at one low price! Regular retail on this complete package would be $1014.95 and you can have the whole

World Ducati Week 2014: een enorm succes

World Ducati Week 2014: een enorm succes

WDW2014 evenaarde het record bezoekersaantal van 2012, van 65.000 Ducatisti, ondanks dat het een dag korter was
Dit unieke Ducati evenement op het “Marco Simoncelli” Misano World Circuit eindigt na 3 dagen vol shows, sensatie… en duizenden motorfietsen
De Scrambler area trok veel publiek: drie dagen lang was er een onafgebroken stroom van liefhebbers die wachtten op hun beurt voor een sneak preview van het prototype



Misano Adriatico, 24 juli 2014 – De achtste editie van de World Ducati Week, de internationale, tweejaarlijkse Ducati bijeenkomst die talloze Ducati liefhebbers uit de hele wereld aantrekt, is een geweldig succes geweest, waarbij tienduizenden motorrijders op het “Marco Simoncelli” Misano Word Circuit sensationele dagen hebben beleefd. Vrijdag 18 tot en met zondag 20 juli stonden in het teken van loyaliteit, passie en liefde voor de in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italië gebouwde motoren. 

Hun passie wordt het best geïllustreerd door de cijfers: ongeveer 65.000 mensen woonden deze 3-daagse editie bij, gelijk aan het record dat werd behaald in 2012, toen de WDW een vierdaags evenement was. De deelnemers kwamen uit vijf continenten en 56 verschillende landen. En dat is niet alles: 60% van de bezoekers mag Italiaan zijn geweest, maar het is de andere 40% die de wereldwijde aantrekkingskracht van Ducati bevestigt. Er kwamen Ducatisti uit de VS, Europa, Australië, Rusland en India. Anderen reisden vanuit Brazilië, China en Maleisië. Sommigen zelfs,

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ross Tomas died in a fatal motorcycle accident.

Ross Tomas died in a fatal motorcycle accident. 

With pain in my heart I have to bring you the sad news that Ross Tomas, good friend of mine and son of Mike and Carolyn Tomas, for many better known as 'Kiwi Indian' , 
passed away on Wednesday evening, aged 20. Ross loved motorcycles and raced and rode them since he was a little kid. 

Ross, Carolyn and 'Kiwi Indian' Mike posing for my camera at Sturgis 

Carolyn and Mike request privacy. 
My thoughts and condolences to them and all his family and friends.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Een “Gouden” initiatief voor de (wees)kinderen in de Golden Triangle van Thailand.

Een “Gouden” initiatief voor de (wees)kinderen in de Golden Triangle van Thailand.

Eind 2013 introduceerde Yamaha Motor Nederland de nieuwe Yamaha XV950R en Yamaha XV950, twee ‘’no-nonsense” motoren. Elk met een unieke uitstraling en persoonlijkheid en om het trotse gevoel dat een nieuwe eigenaar heeft bij het rijden met een XV950 extra te benadrukken, wilde Yamaha Motor Nederland dat ook op een speciale manier tot uitdrukking brengen.


Om dit te bereiken wordt van een XV950R één wel zeer uniek exemplaar gemaakt. Deze unieke Yamaha zal worden geveild via Catawiki van vrijdag 29 augustus t/m maandag 8 september 2014 (kijk voor meer informatie op www.catawiki.nl/schiffmacher), waarbij de opbrengst geschonken wordt aan de Stichting Creating Changes Nederland.


Hoe wordt deze Yamaha XV950R  tot een uniek model gemaakt?
Henk Schiffmacher, wereldberoemd vanwege zijn tatoeëren, ontwerpen en schilderen, heeft naar eigen ontwerp een XV950R beschilderd. Dit exclusieve model zal voor het eerst tijdens de jaarlijkse Custom en Cruiserdag van Motor Centrum West op zaterdag 16 augustus in Naaldwijk

New Drag Specialties Seats

Drag Specialties seats selection

DRAG SPECIALTIES now has a version of its 2-Up Predator seat available to fit Victory touring models. The new seat not only features custom stitching, it also has a unique shape that uses flexible polyurethane foam for comfort on long cross-country rides. 
The company’s patented solar-reflective leather used in the seating area is claimed to reduce surface temperature by as much as 25 degrees, offering a cooler seat, higher durability and longer life over conventional leather or vinyl.



Carpeting is used on the bottom of the 3/16in ABS thermoformed seat base to protect the bike’s paint, and the seats will also fit with OEM sissy bars. 
The 2-Up Predator seat fits most ‘10-‘13 Victory Cross Country and Tour, Cross Roads and Hardball bikes. 
Continuing with its selection of seats for Harley models, Drag Specialties Seats has a new Touring option. Along with crusade stitching, this seat has an improved shape, using flexible urethane foam. The solar-reflective leather, carpeting on the 3/16in ABS thermoformed seat base and rubber bumpers help protect paint and are all standard.
The driver area is cut narrow in the front and is approximately 1in lower than the stock seat, and it works with Drag Specialties Seats driver backrest kit/pads and the OEM frame-mounted driver backrest mechanism and backrest pad. The seat is available to fit ‘09-‘14 FLHT, FLHX, FLHR, FLTR and FL trike models. 


Another seat option that employs solar-reflective leather in the seating area is the Low Solo seat for use on Dyna models. This seat is said to have a lower profile and improved fit. In addition, optional rear pillions are available in matching styles and feature EZ on and off system for simple install and removal. All Dyna Glide Low Solo seats come smooth or with a flame-stitched design, and are available to fit most ‘96-‘14 Harley Dyna Glide FXD, FXDWG and FLD models.


Included in the selection of new saddle options from Drag Specialties Seats is the small low-profile spring solo seat. It features a heavy steel contoured base with black finish, and includes an adjustable front seat hinge and two rear mount studs for springs. The inner construction of the seat is made of 1/2in closed-cell foam, and a variety of leather or vinyl styles are available. 



DRAG SPECIALTIES SEATS
Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
Tel: 608 758 1111
drag@dragspecialties.com
www.seats.dragspecialties.com 

PARTS EUROPE
Wasserliesch, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)6501 9695 2000
www.partseurope.eu 


Trike body kits from Paughco

Trike body kits from Paughco

Paughco trike bodies are easy to install bodywork sets for use on trike frames. 
The company is currently offering two styles, Truck Bed or Hot Rod. 


Truck Bed style kits are heavy gauge formed sheet steel, and the Hot Rod bodies are .100in rolled and formed aluminum. Both kits are designed to bolt directly to the stock rear frame horns and offered to fit a wide variety of chassis applications from ‘58-‘84 FL four-speeds to ‘93 – ‘04 Sportsters, ‘96 and later Dynas and ‘86-‘11 Softails. All kits are supplied with mounting hardware and supports. 
The Hot Rod bed does not come with taillights or license frame.  



PAUGHCO
Carson City, Nevada, USA
Tel: 775 246 5738
info@paughco.com
www.paughco.com 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Corbin Dual Touring Saddle for Harley-Davidson Streetglide Trike

Corbin Introduces Dual Touring Saddle
 for 2009 - 2013 Harley-Davidson Streetglide Trike 

Hollister, CA – The most generously sculpted seating available! Designed specifically to fit the Streetglide Trike and provide the greatest ergonomic advantage for touring quality support. Wide, sculpted seating positions create a larger area of contact for excellent weight distribution. Shaped like your body to eliminate pressure points and give long lasting support that will keep you in the saddle all day. 


Corbin's rigid Fibertech basepan provides a perfect fit and is built low to hug the frame and conceal the gaps in the bodywork for a clean look. Corbin created a foam shape that keeps you in the sweet spot which provides a more positive feeling of control. Deep, supportive bucket design gives four and a half inches of vertical support. Passenger seating area has also been maximized for a greater area of body contact and best weight distribution. All of this adds up to a very relaxed posture and comfortable ride so you'll be able to go out and put some serious miles on your ride.  



Inside, Corbin’s exclusive Comfort Cell foam provides firm support that stays resilient indefinitely. It is nearly twice as firm as the stock foam to support your body weight. Soft foam allows your body to fall through it the longer you sit on it... once compressed, soft foam offers no

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Polaris SLINGSHOT is Launching -- "It Just Blew My Mind"


The Polaris SLINGSHOT is Launching -- 
"It Just Blew My Mind" 



Watch Part 4...

Ducati 250 MarkII with Italian custom touch by Rusty Wheels and AD Kustom Furnitures

Rusty Wheels and AD Kustom Furnitures Ducati
 I received some rather cool and interesting pictures from my Italian friend David Aresi: 




“Hi Onno, I am sending you photo’s that were taken of our new project bike called ‘Minerva’. Minerva is the Goddes of War, Wisdom and Crafts.
The photos were taken in Viterbo, a town of medieval origin a few kilometers from Rome. 
The entire project ‘Minerva’ was conceived and directed by my friend Simone Ceccarelli of  Ruote Rugginose (in English: Rusty Wheels).
 The whole process has been made by hand and all strictly made in Italy. De bike is a 250cc Ducati MarkII from 1971, a collectors item all over the World.”


Dave Bachelder Roadsmith July Trike of the Month

Roadsmith News: July Trike of the Month
Congratulations Dave Bachelder!



 We had the opportunity to meet Dave Bachelder while attending the Americade Rally this past June and he had a story we just had to tell, so we’re proud to nominate Dave from Wakefield, Mass as our July Trike of the Month! Dave acquired his first motorcycle in 1965, a Harley-Davidson Dura-Glide and he hasn’t been off a motorcycle ever since. Now celebrating his 50th year of riding, Dave knows his way around a bike like the worn out back of his riding gloves. To have spent that amount of time and miles on something is much more than just a hobby; it’s a lifestyle, and he lives and breathes it. That’s why he wasn’t ready to quit riding even when his body might have been trying to tell him too. Dave was diagnosed with life threatening lung cancer and his body was quickly deteriorating. That was causing him to lose his confidence on two wheels, but you don’t just quit a passion like this, so he sook out an alternative option by way of a

NEW SMOOTH H-D TOURING REAR FENDER

NEW REAR FENDER GIVES 2014 HARLEY TOURING MODELS SMOOTH STYLE
Fascia with Brilliant Integrated LED Lighting Hides Saddlebag Mounts 

Tighten up and brighten up the tail of a 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle informed by Project RUSHMORE with this Rear Fender System (P/N 59500246, $999.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Originally featured on CVO™ Touring models, this kit includes a fender and fascia to smoothly blend the shape of the rear fender into the saddlebags and hide the saddlebag mounting structure. Sold in a primer finish ready for color-matched or custom painting, this kit includes integrated LED brake lights, turn indicators and tail lights, and all required mounting hardware. The kit fits all 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring model motorcycles except CVO and Tri-Glide® Ultra.



Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at www.h-d.com. 

CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® Reveals Sensational New Events in 2014

CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® 
Reveals Sensational New Events in 2014

Sturgis, SD – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads destination will host countless new events, activities and attractions during the upcoming 2014 Sturgis Rally. Five new bike shows will offer motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to see the best in custom bike building. In addition, CrossRoads guests may demo new 2015 Victory Motorcycle models, see new 2015 Indian Motorcycle models, and get an up-close look at the Budweiser Clydesdales and a newly released painting by David Uhl. This Sturgis Rally destination is home to multiple bars, nearly continuous live music on the Jägermeister Stage, dozens of world-class vendors, and a host of epic events, entertainment and attractions only available at the Buffalo Chip.

  
“The CrossRoads will be the place to find some of the most beautiful and powerful motorcycles on the planet,” said Rod Woodruff. “All the new bike shows offer people the opportunity to see

Friday, 18 July 2014

Triumph supports Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

  Triumph kondigt wereldwijde samenwerking met de Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride aan.


Op 28 september 2014 zullen de echte heren zich in de hele wereld verzamelen voor een wereldwijde hommage aan motorrijden, stijl, vriendschap en lol, als tweewielige aandachtstrekker voor prostaatkanker. In meer dan 250 steden zullen de heren zich op chique kleden, om door de stad te rijden als onderdeel van de Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride. Hiermee sluiten ze zich aan bij een wereldwijd fenomeen, dat in 2012 voor het eerst  de kop opstak toen  een stel Australische vrienden het soms negatieve imago  van motorrijders wilde compenseren. 

Bekijk hier de video

Triumph Motorcycles werkt samen met de organisatie en is er trots op een rol te mogen spelen bij het aanslingeren van de wereldwijde groei van dit fantastische initiatief. Het draait daarbij allemaal om de scramblers, caféracers, klassieke motorfietsen en bobbers, met de fijne kerels die ze bezitten, ongeacht welk merk. Het draait hierbij allemaal om het maken van een geweldige motorrit en bewustmaking, plus zo veel mogelijk geld voor de bestrijding van een ziekte die

Thursday, 17 July 2014

EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL OP ELEKTRISCHE MOTORFIETSEN VAN ZERO MOTORCYCLES

EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL BIEDT EMISSIEVRIJE MOTORTOCHTEN DOOR DE ALPEN OP ELEKTRISCHE MOTORFIETSEN VAN ZERO MOTORCYCLES

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ALKMAAR, Nederland (17 juli 2014) – Zero Motorcycles, de wereldwijd toonaangevende fabrikant van geavanceerde elektrische motorfietsen, heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat Edelweiss Bike Travel uit Oostenrijk, 's werelds grootste organisatie gespecialiseerd in motortochten onder begeleiding, nu emissievrije Alpine-tochten aanbiedt op de elektrische high-performance motorfietsen van Zero.

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Edelweiss Bike Travel heeft daartoe een vloot van zes Zero-modellen aangeschaft: voor de tochten zijn vier Zero's S ZF11.4 en twee Zero's DS ZF11.4 beschikbaar. Alle Zero's zijn voorzien van de 2,8 kWh Power Tank voor een maximale actieradius, waarmee de totale batterijcapaciteit

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Spidi R/T Jacket

HOCO Parts - Spidi Nieuws: R/T Jacket

Bij de ontwikkeling van Spidi’s nieuwste jas stond één ding centraal: de jas moet geschikt zijn voor zowel straat- als circuitgebruik. 
Dat de naam R/T staat voor Road and Track is dan ook niet verwonderlijk. In combinatie met een lederen broek is de jas prima geschikt voor op het circuit, maar met bijvoorbeeld een Spidi motorjeans is het de perfecte jas voor alledaags gebruik op straat.



Comfort at any speed
De R/T jas is voorzien van diverse features die zowel straat- als circuitgebruik ten goede komen. Zo is er op diverse plaatsen neopreen in de jas verwerkt en zijn er stretchpanels van Flex Tenax toegepast om de bewegelijkheid te vergroten. Het resultaat is een jas die aanvoelt als een casual lederen jas, maar die tegelijkertijd goed aansluit op de contouren van het lichaam. Dankzij de uitneembare thermo-bodywarmer is de jas ook tijdens frisse omstandigheden te gebruiken.


Kleuren, maten en prijs
De Spidi R/T is verkrijgbaar de kleuren zwart, zwart/wit, zwart/wit/groen en rood/wit. De jas is leverbaar in de maten: 46 – 58 voor een bedrag van € 549,90 inclusief BTW.


Spidi producten zijn verkrijgbaar via de geselecteerde Spidi dealers. Kijk hiervoor op www.hocoparts.com.

Check ook eens www.facebook.com/hocopartsnews, de Facebook pagina van Hoco Parts. ‘Like’ deze pagina en blijf op de hoogte van het laatste nieuws!



Indian Two-Tone Paint 2015 Chief Models


Indian Motorcycle Reveals Two-Tone Paint Schemes 
For 2015 Chief Models

 

 Indian Motorcycle® announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The iconic vintage paint palettes were revealed over the weekend for fans of classic motorcycles at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2014, which took place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Additional details and information on all 2015 models, including features and all 2015 MSRP’s will be announced on August 2 out of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.


The new two-tone Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain will be on-display and available for demo rides during the upcoming 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, running August 2 – 9 in Sturgis, South Dakota and will be available on dealer floors in the fall of 2015.

Featured Two-Tone Colors for 2015 are:


- The 2015 Indian Chief Classic available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black. (Also vailable in solid Indian Motorcycle Red)


 available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory Cream, and Willow Green/ Ivory Cream. (Also available in solid Indian Motorcycle Red and solid Thunder Black)


 -  The 2015 Indian Chieftain available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory - The 2015 Indian Chief Vintage available in Springfield Blue/ Ivory Cream. (Also available in solid Indian Motorcycle Red and solid Thunder Black)


“Two-tone paint schemes are among the most iconic elements of vintage Indian motorcycles dating back about 80 years, giving the bikes a look and feel that is instantly recognizable and beloved by motorcycle fans,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Indian Motorcycle. “It is exciting to reintroduce two-tone paint for our 2015 Indian Chief models. These paint schemes pay tribute to Indian bikes of the past but come coupled with the exceptional technology and power that the 2015 Chief lineup offers. They are simply stunning, and the quality and craftsmanship of the paint jobs is exceptional. We’re excited to share these beautiful bikes now, and will share more news with our fans on August 2nd.”


Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attendees can check out the full model year 2015 line-up in all its glory at the Indian Motorcycle Display on 3rd & Lazelle Street or at the Indian Motorcycle @ the Crossroads at Sturgis Buffalo Chip from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Visit the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for updates.



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hesketh launches first new model in 30 years

Hesketh launches first new model in 30 years

 BRITISH motorcycle brand Hesketh has returned to production with the launch of a new limited edition S&S x-wedge powered model. The "24" is the first new model manufactured under the Hesketh name in 30 years, and comes four years after current owner Paul Sleeman acquired the British motorcycle manufacturer. 




Paul Sleeman with the Hesketh 24, the first new motorcycle design from the historic British manufacturer for 30 years 

 Hesketh Motorcycles was first established in 1980 by Lord Hesketh following his success running a winning team in Formula 1 car racing with British driver James Hunt. The original Hesketh V1000 motorcycle was a 1,000cc, V-twin powered sports inspired machine, and this was followed by a faired touring model known as the Vampire. 

In 1984 ownership of Hesketh transferred from Lord Hesketh to Mick Broom, who was a member of the original development team, and he continued to make a limited number of original Hesketh motorcycles along with maintaining existing examples, and it was one of the Broom built bikes that led Paul Sleeman to the business. It was while Sleeman was out on a road trip concerning another of his businesses when he saw an unusual motorcycle parked up. It was so unusual that he had to stop and take a closer look. Already a collector of classic British bikes, he knew nothing of the Hesketh brand until he returned home and did an internet search, which led him to Mick Broom, with whom he began discussing buying a new Hesketh V1000. However, he soon changed his mind

Roaring Toyz PIN STRIPE Series

Roaring Toyz Introduces PIN STRIPE Series 
Front Brake Billet Reservoir Cap


Sarasota, FL – If you own a 2008-2013 Harley-Davidson Touring bike, chances are your front brake master cylinder lid has peeling paint. Roaring Toyz announced today that they have recently addressed this problem and added a billet front brake reservoir cap to their Pin Stripe Series of billet parts and accessories. It’s a simple bolt on part that looks better than factory and will be right there in front of your face every time you throw a leg over your bike.
CNC machined to the tightest tolerances and made here in the USA at Roaring Toyz headquarters, they’re machined from aircraft grade 6061 billet aluminum, then Black Anodized and cut with their classy “Pin Stripes”. 


Available in two finishes…Show Quality Triple Chrome Plated with a lifetime warranty or Black Anodized and contrast cut with RT’s sexy pin stripes and fits all ‘08-13 Harley bagger models with a factory Brembo master cylinder such as Streetglide; Roadglide, Road King, Electraglide, Electraglide, Ultra Classic, CVO, FL Trikes, etc. Stainless steel mounting hardware is included to add that finished touch and this cap installs in seconds. MSRP: $59.99
This part will stand alone and look great, but looks even better with matching clutch and brake levers, ignition switch cover and rider and rear passenger floorboards from Roaring Toyz PIN STRIPE Series of Billet Parts and Accessories.

For more information on Roaring Toyz, call 941-953-4423, email them at robert@roaringtoyz.com or check them out online at www.roaringtoyz.com.

Monday, 14 July 2014

The Polaris SLINGSHOT is Coming - Charge Every Corner


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COMING JULY 27TH. 


12th Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show in Faak 2014!

Showtime at Lake Faak:
Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series
Ride-In-Bike-Show Faak 2014: Bike Show Bonanza!
12th Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show in Faak!

SATURDAY, September 6th: Showtime in Faak! 12th annual CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE Ride-In-Bike-Show Faak 2014. More prises than ever before!

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2013 „Championship“ Class Winner Andreas Bergerforth receives his € 1.000,-- voucher from the hands of the CCE staff for his stunning handcrafted „Unbreakable“ by Thunderbike

This year there will be serious business in Faak: The Custom Chrome Europe Ride-In-Bike Show can be ranged among the top bike shows around the globe – and the 2014 event will offer more and higher prises than ever before! . DHL Global Forwarding, S&S Cycles and Küryakyn have already announced the additional backing of the show as sponsors – and MOTOR BIKE EXPO Verona will invite 2 Bikeshow competitors to the 2015 event to Verona. VIP treatment included. Trophies and other prices given by CCE will exceed € 5.000,--, granting that the Custom Chrome Europe Ride-In-Bikeshow at Lake Faak is the bike show with the highest price money – and not just at European Bike Week! As for the last two years, the new Arneitz event hall, spanning the entire extended „Arneitz-100 Showmile“, creates an excellent event site! Again, the best bikes of