Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Corbin Classic Gunfighter saddle for 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120




Classic Gunfighter saddle for 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120

Hollister, CA. - Corbin's Classic Gunfighter provides the Bonneville with a nostalgic look while providing excellent rider comfort. The smooth profile of the saddle matches that of the bike, blending with the overall theme and emulating the design of the tank. Changes the look of the motorcycle entirely, capturing the invigorating days of British motorcycle racing. 


Our rigid base material not only fits perfect to the bike, but provides a firm foundation to support the carefully designed foam shape. Corbin's ergonomic shaping creates a visually pleasing look on the motorcycle and adds to the custom appeal. 



We use genuine leather seating in all of our saddle models because it breathes with your body and will conform along with the foam shape during break in. This provides an added bit of luxury on those long rides. In the side panels, we use a coordinating vinyl material that will support the foam shape and keep the saddle looking sharp longer.


Under the saddle we've integrated a little storage pouch into the Gunfighter's tail section. This is a very convenient spot for your registration and a small tool pouch for emergencies. 







Easily installed, with all required brackets mounted on the saddle.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Koning Zelfbouw 2016 - Maarten Poodt wint voor tweede maal Koning Zelfbouw!

Koning Zelfbouw 2016
Maarten Poodt wint voor tweede maal op rij 
de eretitel Koning Zelfbouw!



De vijfde Koning Zelfbouw was de beste editie, nog drukker bezocht, met nog mooiere motoren in de show en zelfs de weergoden hielpen mee met een stralende zon!



Het MotoPort Hengelo Team maakt er elk jaar weer een mooie dag van en verzet bergen werk om alles goed te laten verlopen. De showroom wordt leeggereden en ’s morgens vroeg komen de deelnemers aan en mogen hun motoren in de showroom zetten. Een laagdrempelige zelfbouw bikeshow die steeds populairder wordt en waar deelnemers en bezoekers graag naartoe gaan. Stands van bedrijven en toeleveranciers zoals IMG Trading, Caferaceronderdelen.nl, Dutch on Wheels, Miller, VG Frames en vele andere waren aanwezig die allen goede zaken deden. Vooral de shoarmabroodjesmeneer, die al voor het eind van de middag helemaal uitverkocht was!





Ook Yamaha stimuleert de Koning Zelfbouw wedstrijd elk jaar en ditmaal stonden er diverse Yamaha’s van internationale bouwers die aan de Yamaha Yard Built competitie hadden meegedaan. Natuurlijk liet Frank van  Huid & Staal zien dat een mooi ontwerp met inkt op de huid kan worden gezet en met verf op staal. Buiten was er ook veel moois te zien. De café racers van de Road Rocket Club kregen veel aandacht, op de parkeerplaats voor MotoPort Hengelo stond zelfs een HRD Vincent,maar ook veel coole choppers en zijspannen en veel winaars van voorgaande Koning Zelfbouw wedstrijden.








Eind van de middag was de jury tot een oordeel gekomen en werden de winnaars van Koning Zelfbouw 2016 bekend gemaakt.

Goos Bos, MotoPort Hengelo

Maarten Poodt

Winnaar en daarmee Koning Zelfbouw 2016 werd Maarten Poodt, die zeer trouw aan ‘zijn’ merk Yamaha een heel eigen interpretatie aan een moderne boardtracker gaf.

Naast de trofee, de zo fel begeerde Koning Zelfbouw Kroon, kreeg Maarten ook nog een tegoedbon twv 75 Euro van Dutch on Wheels. Maarten Poodt werd voor de tweede keer op rij Koning Zelfbouw, een unicum. De jury beargumenteerde de Yamaha XT550 Boardtracker als volgt:
 “Ditmaal een eigenzinnige boardtracker op basis van uiteraard: een Yamaha. Maarten krijgt het weer voor elkaar om ook dit jaar een Yamaha-motor naar een hoger plan te tillen. Ondanks de korte bouwtijd, vanaf  nul opgebouwd, is deze motor weer helemaal ‘af’: elk detail klopt, elke lijn.
Daarbij heeft Maarten wel nauwlettend in de gaten gehouden de technische aspecten zoals natuurlijk materiaalkeuze, maar ook lengte voorvork, naloop en dergelijke. De details passen allen naadloos bij elkaar, zoals de messing onderdelen en de kleurstelling blauw die met messing is aangevuld.”


Victor Arends

Op de tweede plaats eindigde de Kawasaki Driecilinder  tweetakt van Victor Arends.
“Een motor met een rijke historie, en boordevol eigenbouw-elementen. Kenmerkende typering: ‘Cute met een bite’ . De hoogtoerige tweetakt roept bij velen herinneringen op. De motor is zo basic mogelijk neergezet, zonder ook maar een overbodig onderdeel eraan. Sober, maar juist daardoor heel mooi.  Aandachtspuntje: aansluiting tank op zadel.”


Gerrit Tijssen

Op de derde plaats werd het de prachtige BMW R100 van Gerrit Tijssen.
“Vierkleps koppen, Becks frame, Italiaanse aangepaste voorvork en trommelrem. Duitsland en Italië prachtig samengebracht in Nederland. Er zijn erg veel eigenbouwonderdelen, en de jury prijst de afwerking en consequente stijl.” Over de keuze van de koplampen verschilden de meningen, en we zijn benieuwd naar het geluid wat uit de fraai gevormde megaton dempers komt!


Tevens was er nog een Aanmoedigingsprijs, die werd beschikbaar gesteld door IGM Trading.
Het was de kleinste van allemaal: de 50cc boardtracker van Winus Trip. 
“Een volwaardige custombike die te heet gewassen is. Heel klein maar heel fijn.”


De jury liet verder nog weten dat er vele motoren echt ‘uitsprongen’ en dat de keuze door het hoge niveau dit jaar erg lastig was geweest. De publieksprijs tenslotte won de Honda van CM Cycles. Hij kreeg een benzinetank van MCS / Torq. Alle deelnemers kregen nog een goodiebag van MCS/Torq en de vijfde Koning Zelfbouw was weer een feit. Goos Bos en zijn MotoPort Hengelo team hebben er elk jaar enorm veel werk aan en steken er geld, energie en heel veel tijd in om deze zo leuke dag te organiseren.  Een welverdiend dankjewel vanaf deze plaats aan hen, namens alle zelfbouwers en bezoekers van Koning Zelfbouw 2016!

Kijk voor alle foto's van de Koning Zelfbouw wedstrijd 2016 
bij MotoPort in Hengelo op 
www.madnessphotography.nl bij Photo Galleries 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016

AMCA International Meet 2016 - The Netherlands

AMCA International Meet 2016
Raalte, The Netherlands, May 26-27




Koning Zelfbouw 2016 28 mei

Koning Zelfbouw 2016
Aanstaande zaterdag 28 mei bij Motoport Hengelo


Kijk voor meer info op www.koningzelfbouw.nl

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 
Brought To You by GEICO Motorcycle, 
Deadline for Entries Fast Approaching for 2016!

   (Manheim, PA) May 26, 2016 – How would you like to score a HUGE list of parts and accessories for you AND your Motorcycle? You can if you enter the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2016, brought to you by GEICO Motorcycle. But you need to hurry; the deadline to enter is FAST APPROACHING. 


Contestants (Girls and Guys) must submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo (jpeg no larger than 5mb) to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com Deadline for entries is June 29th 2016. Submissions will be narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges will decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and will get to take home all the prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, A new Mustang Motorcycle Seat, a set of tires from AVON Tyres, Motorcycle Helmet, Jacket AND Gloves by J&P Cycles, clothing by Hijinx Apparel, exhaust from Vance and Hines, surprises from S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Baker Transmission and MUCH MORE!! GEICO Motorcycle during the 76th Sturgis Rally will announce winner LIVE on the Buffalo Chip Stage Thursday August 11th, 2016, winner will also be posted online at www.garage-girls.com. 

For more information, rules, eligibility and submission procedures, visit www.Garage-Girls.com 
If interested in getting your company involved please contact Sara Liberte at sara@saraliberte.com

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Test ride an Indian – get a free limited edition Chief Dark Horse poster

Limited Edition Chief Dark Horse Poster 

Maak een proefrit op een Indian – 
en krijg een limited edition Chief Dark Horse poster 

Iedereen die deze maand een testrit gaat maken op een motorfiets van Indian Motorcycle 
bij hun regionale dealer, krijgt nu een gratis limited edition Chief Dark Horse poster 
(zo lang de voorraad strekt).
De poster is ontworpen door stencilartiest Mathew Curran die door allerlei kaarten te scheuren en in elkaar te schuiven in verschillende lagen die hij vervolgens in verschillende lagen overspuit met verf, laat hij het silhouette ontstaan van een Chief Dark Horse. 
Kijk de video om te zien hoe Mathew te werk gaat:


Het modellengamma voor 2016 bestaat uit acht typen Indians in vier categorieën: 
Midsize, Cruiser, Bagger en Touring.
De drie nieuwste modellen van Indian voor 2016 zijn de Scout Sixty (Midsize), 
de Springfield (Bagger) en de Chieftain Dark Horse (Bagger).

Testritten kunnen worden geboekt via de Indian Motorcycle website of direct via de dealer.
Voor een totaaloverzicht van het Indian modellengamma: http://www.indianmotorcyclebenelux.com

Test ride an Indian – get a limited edition Chief Dark Horse poster
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OVER MATHEW CURRAN
Dankzij zijn internationale roots, is Mathew Curran in staat geweest een heel eigen, persoonlijke stijl te ontwikkelen die gebruikt maakt van zo’n vijf verschillende technieken. Over een periode van circa tien jaar, heeft Mathew de straat- en hip-hop-cultuur vertaald naar stencilwerk.
Curran is geboren in Northamptonshire (Engeland) in 1979 en verhuisde als tiener naar de V.S. De belangrijkste invloed in zijn jonge jaren was de Amerikaanse skateboardcultuur met zijn

STREAMLINERS presented by J&P Cycles Exhibit Opening June 4, 2016 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa







Allstate Motorcycle  
STREAMLINERS presented by J&P Cycles Exhibit
Opening June 4, 2016 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa

STREAMLINERS 

The Story of MOTORCYCLE LAND SPEED RECORD COMPETITION
A Call for Motorcycles for this New Exhibition

"The Salt Ghost" will be on loan from Lowbrow Customs, Brunswick, Ohio. This Triumph 650 has a long history on the salt, and the patina and trophies to prove it."

The great Vincent tuner Rollie Free taught us that in Land Speed Record runs, streamlining is of the utmost importance even if that means simply "tucking in" one's head, torso, arms and legs. Land Speed Record competition is focused on top speed. Eclipsing Rollie's roughly 150mph run in 1948, unlimited class big guns are now knocking on the 400mph door. But watching the 50cc machines can be almost as exciting.


Laura and Brian Klock of Klockwerks Kustom Cycles. Klock Werks Kustom Cycles built this machine which set records in 2006, 2007 and 2008 when piloted by Laura Klock.

To help you learn the history of Land Speed Record competition, the technology involved, what it is like to squeeze into a land speed record motorcycle and hurtle down the salt at 200, 300 or more miles per hour, the National Motorcycle Museum is in the research and planning phase for a new exhibit entitled Allstate Motorcycle STREAMLINERS presented by J&P Cycles. The exhibit is set to open June 4, 2016. 

The machines pictured are among many already committed for display, but the Museum is looking for additional LSR bikes, riding gear, film footage, models, photos, fine art, stories from tuners and riders and land speed record parts like engines, wheels, frames and more to help tell this exciting story. These items would be on loan for the exhibit, returned afterward.

Bikes recently confirmed for the show include Salt Ghost from Lowbrow Customs, the Rick Vesco Yamaha twin XS650 powered streamliner, Tina, a Vincent single from the Big Sid and

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Custom Chrome Europe's "Bolt On and Ride" Promo-Video shoot 2016! Wild Times in the Wild West!

Wild times in the Wild West: Custom Chrome Europe's "Bolt On and Ride" Promo-Video shoot 2016!

Ride Unrivalled!

With blazin' guns and smokin' exhausts: Filming Custom Chrome Europe's new music-video in Pullman-City/Harz-Mountains/Germany.


Better, cooler, funnier – and even crazier than last year: The 3rd music video of Custom Chrome Europe will set new standards for "Custom-Promotion". Following "Sexy Thing" (2014) and "This Is!" (2015), "Ride Unrivalled" continues the series of short CCE-clips, which promote "Customizing" in general. The "message": Customizing is adventure, individual as every rider – and great fun! We don't give away the plot – at the time of writing the cutting is still under way – but the "scene shots" of CCE certainly raise curiosity: Custom Chrome Europe goes Wild West! 




Lonely streets, wind blows dust through deserted side alleys, lanterns rattle in the wind – Carson City in August 1886? A deep rumble is rolling along, but it ain't a thunderstorm, approaching with the long expected and needed rain to Nevada's deserted landscape, relieving the gold diggers from thirst and draught. The rumble comes quick. The Sheriff looks out of the office window, four strangers come into town. Relaxed and cool, he rolls the drum of his Colt Sixshooter, checking the weapon. Will there be trouble in town today? His eyes meet the clock: 5 to 12 – High Noon. A drop of oil to the drum, turns smoothly as silk. The barrel is polished – and the last "troublemakers" left the town lying on their back. Only up to Boot Hill ...


More about 'Custom Chrome Europe goes Wild West!' after the jump-break 

New Roland Sands Design 2-Up FXR Boss and Traction Seats

RSD INTRODUCES NEW 2-UP FXR SEATS

Roland Sands Design 2-Up FXR Boss and Traction Seats
Wheelies, burnouts and basic hooligan riding is what these FXR seats are all about. We used our standard foam in the seating area for comfort and denser foam behind the rider, for extra support when poppin’ wheelies or standing on the seat. We built this seat for our own FXR and works great on solo missions or with a passenger. 


They bolt directly on and the use of the stock FXR hinge is eliminated. The ergonomic seat shape keeps the rider seated firmly and comfortably. We took what we love about the classic designs and blending them with non-traditional styling. While the Traction has the added function of gripper material, the Boss has a detailed triple stitch, hand-sewn lines and raised perforated diamond pattern coupled with our unique distressed vinyl. All RSD seats are proudly made in the U.S.A. by Mustang.


Direct bolt on
Ergonomic shape keeps rider seated firmly & comfortable
Controlled density polyurethane foam
Marine-grade fiberglass seat pan
RSD metal logo
Eliminates use of hinge
Front seat mount bracket is needed (option of OEM # 52107-86)

Monday, 23 May 2016

BUGS NO 'MO - by Klock Werks

Klock Werks: Bugs NO MO'

The Flare™ Windshield and vent screens look great, and customers are impressed with their performance. The bikes are out, and the road is full of motorcycle enthusiasts. It won't be long before they are sharing the road with winged creatures, namely insects! Time and time again, customers have sent photos of their fairing and Flare caked in bug splatter, thanking us for creating a shield that kept the bugs out of their face! We want to share this with everyone so they can have the best and most comfortable ride possible. We didn't create the Flare™ to save riders from bugs, it was all about air management- but this sure is a great perk for our riders! 

Share your links, and thanks for being a part of the team!

BUGS NO MO'

Popular culture jokes about it, and Klock Werks has too, but try to laugh about it when you are cruising 70 mph down the highway and a june bug comes crashing into your face, or even worse, you catch a swarm of mosquitos with your mouth open. Spring time, especially in South Dakota, means that the season of stinging, biting nuisances is not far from being the norm. Worry not, Klock Werks has you covered with the ever-favored Flare™ Windshield, and front and side Fairing Vent Screens. 

Thousands of customers around the globe enjoy the increased stability and superior air management of the Flare™ Windshield, but they have also discovered that it has another purpose, keeping insects out of their faces. 

“Nothing like a quick trip to the hills to rid the state of some of its bug population...,” Kent Osborne said of his motorcycle, freshly caked with bugs. “Thanks to my Klock Werks windshield, I escaped mostly unharmed.” - Kent Osborne”

Those who own a 2014+ FLH with a Batwing Fairing or a 2015+ Road Glide can also take advantage of the benefits of a Klock Werks Honeycomb or Round Fairing Vent Screen. This simple, yet effective part accents the vent and is easy to install. 

Made of mesh aluminum, it adds a kustom and quality touch! Mike Hess installed the Honeycomb version on his Road Glide and after riding back home from Canberra, he was surprised to find five Eurpoean wasps in his Klock Werks Vent Screen. 

“I read about these nasty guys,” Hess said. “They just keep stinging until you die. So, the Klock vent could save a life, and with the Road

Saturday, 21 May 2016

H-D `The XLR Competition' van West Coast Motors Alkmaar wint de 2016 Benelux Battle of the Kings Competition!

Winnaar Harley- Davidson Benelux Battle of the Kings Competition is geworden `The XLR Competition - A Factory Outlaw Race Bike by West Coast Motors`

Na een jaar vol spanning werden de inzendingen van de Battle of the Kings wedstrijd, georganiseerd door Harley-Davidson, gisteren in Amsterdam gejureerd en werd de winnaar bekend gemaakt. In een oude barbershop met naastgelegen bar werd een feestje georganiseerd. De Battle of the Kings motoren werden naar binnen gereden en de finalisten wachtten in spanning af wat de uitslag zou worden.  


Soms zijn er wedstrijden waarbij de winnaar al van te voren bekend is. Niet door match fixing of door andere vormen van valsspelen, maar gewoon omdat de winnaar de beste is, die zo’n enorme voorsprong op de concurrentie heeft dat je al duidelijk ziet wie er gaat winnen.


Dat gevoel had ik direct toen ik de eerste foto’s van de inzending van de Battle of the King inzending van West Coast Motors uit Alkmaar onder ogen kreeg. “Dit is de winnaar,” stelde ik zelfverzekerd vast, “Alle voorrondes, jurybesprekingen en publieksstemmingen kunnen ze overslaan Bas, als jullie niet met deze H-D Iron winnen, begrijpt niemand meer iets van customizen,” zo riep ik enthousiast uit toen ik de fotoreportage maakte en de technische details opnam. Het bleek inderdaad zo te zijn, gelukkig maar, want het is een bijzondere motor waar echt aan elk detail aandacht is besteed en die zo strak en mooi is geworden, dat hij zo de H-D fabriek uit zou kunnen rollen.


Het zou zomaar het nieuwe H-D productiemodel kunnen zijn

Meer over de winnende Battle of the Kings H-D Competition XLR
 van West Coast Motors na de jump-break

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Triumph New Classic rear caliper relocation bracket by Free Spirits

Free Spirits - Triumph New Classic 
rear caliper relocation bracket

This new billet aluminum bracket for Triumph New Classic 2016 up code 305306, is designed to move the original rear caliper into a more suitable position for salty, grit and grime road.
It uses original rotor, master cylinder and caliper.
With this it is necessary to replace the original oil line.


The kit contains:
- Black anodized billet aluminum bracket
- New brake lines with everything needed for installation.


Available for:
- Triumph Bonneville Street Twin
- Triumph Bonneville T120.


Fast and easy to mount.
Complete with instruction and everything needed for installation.
As Free Spirits tradition all the modifications are reversible.


Free Spirits Srl
Via G. Marconi, 79
36010 Carrè (VI) - Italy
Tel. +39 (0)445-390437  Fax. +39 (0)445-395539    
info@ freespirits.it - www.freespirits.it  

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Last of the Outlaw Legends at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip - Legendary Renegade Willie Nelson Kicks Off 2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Festival

Legendary Renegade Willie Nelson Kicks Off 2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Festival

Buffalo Chip, SD (May 17, 2016) – So many of music’s greatest legends have come and gone. In the world of country music, renegades who played by their own rules like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard have all left a wave of musical memories in their wake. But one performer who dared to be different and led the movement is still entertaining and will be creating more magical memories at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® this August. The great Willie Nelson will be giving Buffalo Chip guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as he jumpstarts the Chip’s 35th anniversary party. The living legend will kick-off the party on Friday, Aug. 5 with Drake White. A short video honoring the spirit of rebellion and announcing the performance can be found here: 



Nelson’s nearly endless portfolio of beloved music has been a soundtrack of his life as well as America’s. Songs like “Hello Walls,” “Crazy,” “Willingly,” “Bloody Mary Morning,” “Blues Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain,” “Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys,” “Good Hearted Woman” and “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time” helped him earn a staggering 11 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 9 CMA Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards and many more. Willie Nelson is an 83 year-old American icon who has inspired generations with his talent and independent spirit. His appearance at the Buffalo Chip on Aug. 5 will offer a connection between the people who adore him and the legend who has championed their way of life and American values.  


 Biggest Kickoff Announcement in Chip History!

“We don’t get many moments to share with a legend like Willie Nelson,” said Buffalo Chip president Rod Woodruff. “He’s taken us all on one hell of a ride, and he always brings us back home. This concert opportunity is one you’d kick yourself later for missing.”


Prior to Willie Nelson’s performance, rising country musician Drake White will also make his way to the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage. White’s debut Top 40 hit “The Simple Life” propelled him into the spotlight in 2013, and by the end of 2015 “Rolling Stone” said he was “an electric performer with a gospel howl” and “Huffington Post” hailed him as one of the top country artists to watch in 2016.

The list of celebrated musicians scheduled for the 35th anniversary of “The Best Party Anywhere®” continues to grow, with the lineup currently including the following acts:

Friday, Aug. 5 – Willie Nelson, Drake White
Saturday, Aug. 6 – 3 Doors Down
Sunday, Aug. 7 – Kid Rock, Leon Russell
Monday, Aug. 8 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elle King
Wednesday, Aug 10 – Reverend Horton Heat
Thursday, Aug. 11 – Miranda Lambert
Saturday, Aug – “Weird Al” Yankovic

More band announcements will be forthcoming until the Buffalo Chip’s 9-day festival schedule has been announced. Those wishing to purchase passes may do so by going to BuffaloChip.com or calling 605-347-9000.


About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip's concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

'We don’t get many moments to share with a legend.
But when we do, we hold on to that memory for the rest of our lives.'

In case you hadn’t noticed, this year is the 35th anniversary of The Best Party Anywhere! So put down any misguided ideas you have of exploring some average vacation elsewhere, and pick up the well-aged, savor-every-minute, good-for-the-soul, fun-soaked moments you’ll have at the Chip’s 35th anniversary concerts during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. These are the kind of concerts that’ll blow the hair clean off your scalp, the socks right off your fun-loving, sweaty feet and make you turn to your neighbor and say, “Let’s get down and make this party memorable!”