Thursday, 27 September 2018

Corbin News: Brave Fastback saddle for 2017-2018 Indian Scout Bobber

New Product

Brave Fastback saddle for
2017-2018 Indian Scout Bobber

50 years of Corbin seat design and groundbreaking innovation!

Most will recognize the design of this seat as the original Corbin concept from 1982 that we called the Gunfighter, though in this case the Trademark seems somehow inappropriate. With that in mind, we are proud to introduce the Indian Brave saddle! 


MELKSHAM, UK, 27 September, 2018 – Avon Tyres will reveal a brand new tyre 
at the 2018 INTERMOT motorcycle expo next week.

Running from 3 to 7 October, 2018 in Cologne, Germany, Avon Tyres’ stand will feature its full range of motorcycle tyres, special guest appearances and custom bike exhibits.

Visitors to the stand will get to meet former MotoGP racer and Avon Tyres ambassador Steve Parrish, contemporary street artist D*Face and Nub Grafix of Orange Country Choppers fame, who will pinstripe any items that visitors bring to the Avon stand.

Also on display are custom bikes “UYC,” built by Max Vanoni and fitted with Avon TrailRiders, the “Wheelspoint 2” and the “Stealth Ride” by D*Face. Visitors will also be able to see a Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black, fitted with Avon tyres as original equipment.

Avon’s acclaimed range of motorcycle tyres stretches from the track-inspired 3D Ultra Xtreme, through hypersport touring rubber like the recently launched Spirit ST, and classic and vintage bike tyres like the Roadrider, to products with on- and off-road capability, such as the TrailRider and TrekRider.

Visit Avon Tyres at INTERMOT – Hall 6, B-021 by booking your tickets online HERE.
For further information on Avon Tyres, visit

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde | The Exhaust for H-D Sport Glide™

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde 
The Exhaust voor Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide™


Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde presenteert The One. 

Dit is hun nieuwe uitlaatsysteem voor de Harley-Davidson Sport Glide™. Een motorfiets die de flexibiliteit van een Softail weet te verbinden met het comfort van een Touring. 

Tijdens de European Bike week in Faak, werd de elektronisch regelbare uitlaat voor de Sport Glide™ voor het eerst aan het publiek gepresenteerd en de reacties waren ronduit positief en enthousiast. Het is een slip on uitlaatsysteem voor de Sport Glide™ en past onder het originele hitteschild. Afgerond wordt het geheel met een Big Shot of Slaschcut endcap in de uitvoeringen chroom of zwart.

The One is nu bij de dealer te pre-orderen 
en zal vanaf het eerste kwartaal van 2019 leverbaar zijn. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

2018 AMD World Championship - FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

2018 AMD World Championship - FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

The official entry form for the 13th annual 2018 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is available online at 

Being staged at the INTERMOT Expo for the third time, in Cologne, Germany, on October 2nd to 7th 2018, (move in on Monday October 1st) and currently have 12 spaces remaining, plus any dropouts. The deadline for entry is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21 to allow for necessary admin such as run test video submission etc prior to the show.

A list of current entrants can be found at (please note that if you are an Affiliate Show winner, you still need to complete an entry form to comply with the Terms and Conditions of entry and be added to the list of entrants)

All competitors receive the AMD World Championship 2018 special edition 'Competitor Logo' for use in all their own advertising, marketing, print, website, and social media activity, in addition to a free of charge studio-grade photo-shoot set of pictures of their bike, courtesy of photographers Onno Wieringa and Frank Sander.

We are also delighted to announce a sponsorship deal with Avon Tyres, who are making available free tyres for competing bikes - the deadlione for this is TOMORROW September 12 at 16:00 UK time.

INTERMOT have kindly offered an allocation of 100 free day passes for all registered competitors to pass on to their friends, family and customers.

There will be five classes at the AMD World Championship in 2018 - the now traditional and highly acclaimed FreeStyle Class, from which the 13th annual AMD World Champion Custom Bike Builder will be chosen, plus four further classes to recognise specific sectors of the custom motorcycle market …

Retro/Modified Class - to showcase customs based on engines manufactured before 1984;
Modified Harley-Davidson Class - to feature stock frame geometry customs with engines (minimum stock cases) from 1984 and up;

Street Performance Class - to - showcase custom design and engineering work where the primary objective is to improve the performance and handling of streetable customs;

Cafe Racer Class - for 50s/60s inspired road race bikes.

Full class rules can be found at
No run testing will take place at the event itself, so video evidence of each bike being ridden must be submitted by September 17th deadline for the bike to be eligible to win a prize. Videos will be available on display on screens in the Builders' Lounge area throughout the show.

To enter, follow this link -
For further information or for any clarifications, contact the World Championship programme Director Neil Blaber  

Monday, 10 September 2018

FXDR - Riding the new Harley-Davidson Power Cruiser, first impression.

FXDR - Riding the new Harley-Davidson Power Cruiser, first impression.

Thanks to the H-D Event Team here in Faak, Austria, I had the chance to ride the new FXDR, the drag bike inspired H-D that has an agressive styling and the 114 engine.

At low speeds the bike has a bit of 'tight steering dampner' feeling, but at higher speeds the steering is light and cornering is easy, although with the big fat tyre and long wheelbase, the bike needs some work with wide long corners, but it is surprisingly easy to ride. The handlebars are quite narrow, I personally don't like the forward controls, I would prefer a set of midcontrols.
The brakes are good, the power rush when you open the throttle, the exhaust tune and prostock inspired aircleaner sucking in fresh air is what an adrenaline & speed junkie wants! It's a cool bike to ride trhough the mountains, it accelerates great when


Ducati presents the new Scrambler Icon, to go on sale from November
Even more fun, more comfortable and safer thanks to new electronics
Just four years on from the brand launch, more than 55,000 Ducati Scramblers 
have been sold worldwide

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 10 September 2018 - The latest Ducati Scrambler makeover provides a bike that is now even more contemporary, comfortable and safe, taking ‘Land of Joy’ fun to new heights. Affordable and essential, the Ducati Scrambler is the perfect blend of tradition and innovativeness. Even in this latest 'Joyvolution' incarnation, it retains the pure essence of motorcycling: two wheels, a wide handlebar, a simple engine and endless fun. What's more, the new Bosch Cornering ABS maximises active safety during braking, adding an extra layer of untroubled freedom.

The Ducati Scrambler brand, launched in 2014 to 'speak a new motorcycling language', puts a modern-day slant on the ethos of the 1960s Scrambler. It's fair to say that it's no mere motorcycle, it's a veritable lifestyle. Free-spirited, go-getting and non-conformist, open to other cultures and styles, Ducati Scrambler has created a world - the 'Land of Joy' – where aficionados can share their experiences and ideals. A world in which the protagonists are not bikes or performance but people and their passions: music, cinema, art, photography, street food. A new approach that takes the motorcycling experience to the next level.

Ever since its launch, the Ducati Scrambler has set a whole new standard by offering a fresh take on motorcycling. In 2015 it became the world's 10th best-selling bike over 500 cc, an absolute first for the Bologna-based bike manufacturer. Four years on from the brand launch, more than 55,000 Scrambler bikes have been sold worldwide.

The breadth of the brand is also evident in the four mono brand Scrambler Camp stores in Padua, Borgo Panigale, Barcelona and New York, and the two Scrambler Food factory restaurants opened in Bologna.

The first result of the Joyvolution is the new Scrambler Icon. The aluminium of the new, beefier side panels matches the steel of the teardrop tank and the glass of the headlight flawlessly. A black-painted engine, brushed cylinder head fins and machine-finished rims give the Ducati Scrambler eye-catching panache.
The all-new headlight with LED DRL (Daytime Running Light) boosts bike visibility in traffic, even in daylight, as do the new auto-off LED indicators. More ergonomic switchgears make it easier for the rider to scroll the LCD instrument menu, which now includes fuel level info.

On the Ducati Scrambler the high, wide handlebars, the new flat seat and renewed suspension set-up merge to ensure an outstandingly comfortable, relaxed riding position. Low weight, low centre of gravity and slightly chunky tyre treads ensure great handling and pure fun whatever the situation; thanks to the safety provided by Bosch Cornering ABS - all-new and exclusive for this category of vehicle - riding is now more carefree than ever. Riders will also appreciate the new softer-feel hydraulic clutch control, while the adjustable lever - like the one on the front brake - ensures the lever-handlebar gap can be adapted to individual needs.

Ducati Scrambler is a lifestyle brand. It draws its inspiration from multiple sources, including music, as a listen to Scrambler Web Radio (available 24/7 at clearly shows. Thanks to the Ducati Multimedia System, riders of the new Scrambler can now listen to their favourite playlists, answer calls or chat with the passenger.

The Scrambler Icon is available in Atomic Tangerine with black frame and a black seat with grey trim or in classic ’62 Yellow with black frame and black seat with grey trim.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Custom Chrome Europe‘s 2018/2019 Faak Premiere Custom Bike!

Custom Chrome Europe‘s 2018/2019 Faak 
Premiere Custom Bike!

Custom Chrome Europe rolls out the latest "Bolt On" custom highlighting several new Milwaukee Eight Softail relevant products! Following a completely new line-up of 4 top „BOLT ON AND RIDE“ motorcycles that range from Sportster to Bagger and will not just cover most current Harley-Davidson model lines, but also a new Milwaukee Eight Tourer and CCE's first 2018 model year Softail, this "latecomer" features the latest new parts of Thunderbike, EMD, TXT and more manufacturers which now have been adapted for the new "Milwaukee Eight" powered motorcycles, just introduced in September 2017. 

Thunderbike in Hamminkeln/Germany took the lead for the fifth bike of the 2018 "Bolt On and Ride" season and created a stunning cross-over custom, based on the new FXBB "Street Bob" rolling chassis, lowered and modified by the German top-shop and parts manufacturer who is distributing his parts through Custom Chrome Europe. 

The "inofficial unveiling" took place at the Arneitz Custom Show on Monday, September 4th with Andreas Bergerforth of Thunderbike delivering the bike personally to the CCE booth, where the bike was shown to the public. 

As the other 2018 „Bolt On and Ride“ motorcycles, the "Cross Bob" will be ridden by CCE staff, custombike specialists and you, the press – check in with Custom Chrome Europe Marketing for your own “Testride” feature of the 2018 “Bolt On and Ride” Motorcycles – or meet the members of the CCE Staff “on the road” when the bikes are ridden “unrivalled” to