Monday, 29 April 2019

BREAKING NEWS: DAVID LABRAVA JUST ANNOUNCED:

BREAKING NEWS: DAVID LABRAVA JUST ANNOUNCED:

"I feel it is important for the world to know. Full of Respect, I want to say I am no longer a member of the largest motorcycle club in the world, The HELLS ANGELS M.C. The only club I am a member of now, is the Human Race. I have chosen to leave the club in good standing, honorably, of my own free will. I am no longer a patch holder. I am no longer in the patch holding set. I am now what is considered to be a civilian. I want to thank Scotty, Gavan and Lee from Oakland and the entire Oakland Charter for helping me to see my dreams, realize them, and live them to the fullest. I chased my dreams, no matter how far away, or who tried to talk me out of it. I did what not many men get to do. I was a member and rode with the Giants who made this club, the first generation, on two continents, Cisco, Chico, Mouldy Marvin, Sam, Darrel, Fuzzy, K.O., Lurch, Spiderman, Lee HAMCO, Flash, Mike Malve, Musick, Fuki, Steve Brown, Little Gary, Wild Will, Bert, Bobby Durt, Bonanza and Sonny and no one can ever take that away.



We all have a purpose in this life and it is time for me to turn the page to the next chapter of my life and continue down my own path. I will never touch on this subject again, or answer any questions. I have massive love and respect for the members worldwide, endless amounts, especially Westport Holland, where I got my start and I wish them all the best this life has to offer.

I am gonna use the time I have left on this earth to focus more on saving dogs, helping people, supporting animals rights, and creating art and writing for a planet that so desperately needs it. And take care of my MomšŸ™ PEACE ✌️



Thanks David, hope to see you soon!

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Great Rock at the 33rd Biker Fest Int. Bridgestone

Great Rock at the 33rd Biker Fest Int. Bridgestone

Faithful to the slogan “Rally-Race-Rock Festival” here you are:
 the 12 bands that act like sound track of the 33rd edition of the Biker Fest with their live rock.

KURYAKYN L.E.D. ACCENT STRIP LIGHTS


KURYAKYN L.E.D. ACCENT STRIP LIGHTS

Functional ultra-bright rear lighting for Street Glides and Road Glides. 



 New Kuryakyn L.E.D. Accent Strip Lights deliver attention-grabbing rear run-turn-brake functionality when illuminated, and are virtually invisible when off. 


The ultra-bright L.E.D. accents feature advanced chip-on-board technology, which offers greater packing density for higher intensity output, more uniform light production and superior longevity compared to standard L.E.D.’s. The durable injection-molded ABS housings (9-1/2” long x 1’ wide) are formed to mount discreetly behind the filler panel between the fender and saddlebags via automotive-grade 3M® adhesive.
 

Kits are available for fitment on all ’09 Street Glides and ’10-‘19 Street Glides and Road Glides. Sold as a pair, each kit includes a run-turn-brake controller for convenient plug-&-Play wiring.
 

 
• P/N 5417: ’09 Street Glides
• P/N 5418: ’10-’13 Street Glides & Road Glides
• P/N 5419: ’14-’19 Street Glides & Road Glides
  MSRP: $179.99
 
For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com/products/5138/led-accent-strip-lights.

KessTech for Sport Glide - Solo X starts the season!


KessTech Solo X now deliverable!  

The delivery of our new 2in1 system 'Solo X' for Sport Glide has started! 
So Solo X is just waiting to be mounted and finally start the season. 
And this for an absolute fantastic price!

Here's already a small preview:

THE 11TH ANNUAL BIKER BELLES CELEBRATION


Join us for an event that celebrates the fastest growing 
segment in the motorcycling…
WOMEN!
THE 11TH ANNUAL BIKER BELLES CELEBRATION

Ride, Relax, Get Inspired
On Tuesday, Aug. 6
during an event featuring:

The Morning Ride™
Pampering at The Comfort Zone
By Team Diva
The “Forward Motion” Symposium
Women & Wheels Bike Show™
Presented by The Wild Gypsy Tour
Catered Lunch




A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM TONI
“Biker Belles represents many positive elements of the motorcycle community - encouragement, empowerment, mentorship and charity. When we created the event in 2009, we’d hoped it would change people’s lives for the better, and it’s amazing to see nearly a decade later how much it truly has. Each year the passion, diversity and spirit of this group has inspired amazing and unexpected connections and growth among participants and the community as a whole. I can’t wait to see where the Biker Belles takes us in the years to come, and I hope you will join us on the journey."
- Toni Woodruff, Biker Belles Program Manager



Experience a day of Real Riders, Real Stories and Real Passion during the 11th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Biker Belles Celebration.
On Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., you’re invited to join a day of relaxing and uplifting festivities that celebrate the fastest growing segment in the motorcycling—WOMEN!—while supporting organizations benefitting women’s causes.
GRAB LIFE BY THE HANDLEBARS
The Biker Belles Morning Ride™ will lead you on a guided journey through the beautiful Black Hills from The Lodge at Deadwood to a symposium and reception at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Here, leading industry women will discuss their experiences with motorcycling during the inspiring symposium, “Forward Motion”.
SHARE YOUR PASSION
The Buffalo Chip Women & Wheels™ Bike Show presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour allows you to see some of the coolest female-owned bikes and learn the stories behind them.
UNWIND WITH YOUR WIND SISTERS
Pamper yourself at the reception by visiting the Comfort Zone by Team Diva. Take advantage of this well-deserved opportunity to discover and experience new beauty care, fashion wear and riding gear made specifically for women in this retreat area!
FEED YOUR HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE
Enjoy a delicious catered lunch while taking in stories from our symposium panelists. While you’re there, be sure to check out the phenomenal auction items and place your bids.
LIVE WITH PURPOSE
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip created the Biker Belles for two complementary purposes.
To raise awareness of the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling, celebrating women’s role in shaping the culture, art and history of motorcycling.
To use the event to raise funds for local charities that would be of particular interest to these very women. This charity event has been raising monies for worthy causes since its inception in 2009. Your contribution in 2019 will help the Biker Belles continue its mission of charitable giving.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
All—men and women, riders and non-riders—are welcome to join this gathering of mentorship and sharing.
Participants are asked to make a $65 contribution to join the festivities, 100 percent of which directly benefit three South Dakota-based charities that benefit women-related causes, Helping with Horsepower, the Strider Foundation and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.
Don’t miss your opportunity to gather, ride and share stories during the 2019 Biker Belles event. Reserve your place now!

VINCENT BLACK SHADOW SERIES C AT BRITISH MARQUES SALE

COMPLETELY RESTORED VINCENT BLACK SHADOW SERIES C TO GET PULSES RACING AT 
BRITISH MARQUES SALE
1951 Vincent Black Shadow Series C in top condition
Marque guru Andrew Kenningley a former keeper
Restored in 2016 under the scrutiny of Andrew and his brother


A rare, valuable and stunning Vincent Black Shadow Series C is being offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ British Marques sale at Heythrop Park on the 11th May.
In superb condition and beautifully restored by Marque Guru, Andrew Kenningley of Southport using original parts, this is a legend of the motorcycle world.


The Heythrop Classic Car sale, which takes place earlier in the day, has a 2007 KTM 990 EFI Adventure offered from the classic car and bike collection of Jay Kay.
Making its public debut at the 1948 Earls Court Motorcycle Show, the Vincent Black Shadow went on to become a legend in its own lifetime, fuelling the demand among discerning collectors for fine examples of the marque, such as this one being offered in the Silverstone Auctions sale.
Amongst knowledgeable Vincent enthusiasts, the name of Andrew Kenningley from Southport is held in reverence. It was he who was responsible for the restoration of the 1949 Vincent Black Shadow Series 'C' that achieved the remarkable sum of £119,100 (inc. premium) at a major auction around 18 months ago.



Pleasingly Andrew was also responsible for, and indeed was the former keeper of, this 1951 Black Shadow we are privileged to be offering for sale.
The National Database of Classic Vehicles has confirmed that this Black Shadow dates from 1951. The Certificate of Authenticity from Vincent Motorcycles Ltd clarifies that frame number RC9055B has been fitted with a 1949 HRD 998cc engine, which is now to full Black Shadow specification and after speaking to Andrew he confirmed that it would be capable of 130mph if you are brave enough. In period the Vincent Black Shadow was the fastest road bike, originally topping out at a remarkable 125mph.


There is also a Vincent Motorcycles 'repair order card' showing that the motorcycle was rebuilt to a 'show standard' using all original panels. 512 hours were logged on the restoration and the work was completed in 2016. Every aspect of this Vincent’s return to the top level has come under the scrutiny of Andrew and his brother and the results speak for themselves.
Our vendor purchased the completely restored motorcycle in 2016 and we believe it has remained in his lounge ever since. He starts it occasionally, but it has never been on the road. Restored to a show winning standard with zero miles since and with an estimate of £55,000 to £65,000, this is a 'Best-of-Breed' Black Shadow.


If you are after something more modern, a 2007 KTM 990 EFI Adventure is being offered in the Heythrop Sale from rock legend Jay Kay of Jamiroquai, a keen classic and supercar collector.
The bike has 1,000 miles from new and comes with a history file and a KTM service. Having been in Jay Kay’s collection for a few years, he is now offering the bike with no reserve.

Arwel Richards, Auction Manager for the Heythrop sale commented "This is one fantastic motorcycle and one that has created a lot of interest. We are delighted to be offering such an important motorcycle and very much look forward to seeing the bidding in our British Marques sale.”
“We are also delighted to be offering the KTM motorcycle from Jay Kay. In fact, we now have two lots from his collection and are honoured to be entrusted with selling two of his prized possessions.”

The Heythrop and British Marques sale is a one day sale with viewing of the lots on Friday 10th May from 09:00 until 17:00 and on the morning of Saturday 11th May 2019.
The auction will take place on the 11th May starting with the Automobilia at 10:30 followed by the Heythrop Classic Car sale at 12:30 and finally the British Marques at 14:00

2019 Forthcoming Auctions
11th May The Heythrop Classic Car Sale - Heythrop Park
11th May A Sale of British Marques - Heythrop Park
27th & 28th July The Silverstone Classic Sale – Silverstone
21st September A Sale Of Ferraris - Dallas Burston Polo Club
22nd September The Porsche Sale - Dallas Burston Polo Club
9th & 10th November NEC Classic Motor Show Sale - NEC Birmingham

ZODIAC NEWS: VISION-X LED DRIVE LIGHT


VISION-X LED DRIVE LIGHT

Improve road safety and animal awareness with this XMC Universal LED Light Bar kit. The light bar fires an intense beam of Day-White light down-range through it's three 10 watt Cree LEDs and large iris reflectors to create a much improved night riding experience. Trust the performance of Vision X LED Lighting to light your way. 


Fits on the lower triple tree of most forks with the included bracket with center mounting hole. The LED light bar is E-approved as extra drive light. 


Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  321,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                315,00
EspaƱa, Euro incl. IVA                              321,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             334,00
France, Euro TTC                                       317,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           337,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                   323,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       321,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            329,00
Ɩsterreich, Euro incl. MwSt                      318,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA                              326,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                    331,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT          318,00

Links:
These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:
https://catalog.zodiac.nl/en/searchresults/?search=753015

The Zodiac Online Catalog: http://catalog.zodiac.nl
Where to buy: http://zodiac.nl/dealers

Part Number Information

753015          Vision-X Drive Light

May 4th & 5th, Swap Meet & Old School Show Mecrin (Meuse), France

Old School Mayhem: Mecrin 22 ahead!
May 4th & 5th, Swap Meet & Old School Show Mecrin (Meuse), France

Are you ready to ride!?! As always on the first weekend in May, the Swap Meet and Old School Show at Mecrin is rocking the French, Belgian and Dutch scene, arriving in numbers in the small village on the Meuse river! Since 2017 held for the full weekend, Mecrin will see the usual Old School madness with great food, great people and great bikes you may not see anywhere else! CCE-Dealer Jean Claude Passetemps and his team always grant a superb event for the participants and visitors – and the event has seen many "Bolt On And Ride" Bike premieres as the new bikes were photographed in the scenic landscapes between Meuse and Moselle river. Chances are high to see some Custom Chrome Europe "Bolt On And Ride" bikes whizzing around this weekend between Meuse and Moselle!

Check out more images and information on 
Mecrin Swap Meet and Old School Show on Facebook.




Usually a quiet town at the shore of the Meuse river, Mecrin 
is "under siege" by Bikers every first Weekend in May!

CCE 'Bolt On And Ride' bike premieres and testrides and not uncommon in the region – and the 'School Bar Atelier Girls' pose for a fotoshoot. 2018, 'Fusion' 
was tested and photographed here in perfect weather!

Always on the hunt for the best foto locations in the Wƶevre: "Motographer" Horst Roesler knows the history of this event and the landscape. (Foto: Laurence Beyer, great holiday Appartment in Brasseite!)

Sunday afternoon, the event is at "high tide". 

'Red Baron' Charlie Gregoire rode down from his Ardennes-based shop 
on a cool custom-Shovel to celebrate


'Red Baron' Charlie Gregoire is never shy to burn some rubber!

Some bikes are only to be seen at Mecrin!

Touring the Wƶevre and the Meuse Valley is always exciting: Commercy Palace

When the trophies are handed out, the winners celebrate!

'Fusion' Sunset over the Meuse Heights with CCE's 2018 'Bolt On And Ride' Softail: 
2018 saw superb weather for the complete weekend!

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

GEAR UP THIS SPRING: TIPS FROM IAM ROADSMART

GEAR UP THIS SPRING: TIPS FROM IAM ROADSMART
 
Many riders take to roads without realising they are putting themselves in danger by wearing the incorrect clothing. This week’s tips offers advice on clothing to all riders from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman.


Make sure your crash helmet fits correctly, have your head measured and try a number of makes to ensure a correct fit. It should not move around and must be secured with the chin strap when you are riding. A full face helmet will offer the most protection. If you choose a helmet with an opening chin guard, ride with it down for maximum protection, only ride with it up if the helmet is approved for such use. All safety helmets must be tested to BSI 6658:85 or equivalent (ECE 22.5 in Europe)
Keep your visor clean and remember a black visor is illegal at night


Do not be tempted to ride without gloves, even a low speed off can result in a nasty injury to your hands. If the weather is warm you can get gloves which will offer protection and allow air flow
Boots will offer good protection to your ankles in case of an incident. There are a number of different types available which offer a balance between protection from your bike and also make it able for you to walk around at your destination. A sturdy pair of work boots is much better than a pair of trainers


Your clothing needs to be comfortable. An abrasion resistant fabric is best, and there is a number of cheap options available with this type of material and armour in your most vulnerable places. If the weather is warm try an airtex type material which will allow the cooling breeze. You need to be able to move and turn so make sure the fit is not too tight but remember a loose flapping jacket will also be uncomfortable


Waterproofs, a high viz and a good waterproof suit will allow you to stay comfortable in all conditions, make sure it fits comfortably over your normal motorcycle clothing and does not restrict movement. The high viz is a personal choice but if you are going to wear it make sure it fits properly, too tight or flapping around will be a distraction


 Richard Gladman is IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards.
IAM RoadSmart has a mission to make better drivers and riders in order to improve road safety, inspire confidence and make driving and riding enjoyable. It does this through a range of courses for all road users, from online assessments through to the advanced driving and riding tests. IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses operated by the UK’s largest road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and was formed in April 2016 combining the IAM, IAM Drive & Survive, PDS and IAM Driver Retraining Academy. The organisation has 92,000 members and campaigns on road safety on their behalf. At any one time there are over 7,000 drivers and riders actively engaged with IAM RoadSmart’s courses, from members of the public to company drivers, while our Driver Retraining Academy has helped 2,500 drivers to shorten their bans through education and support programmes.

To find out more about IAM RoadSmart products and services visit the new website www.iamroadsmart.com
To find out the name of your own local IAM RoadSmart group please visit: https://www.iamroadsmart.com/local-groups

Saturday, 20 April 2019


HAPPY EASTER!

Enjoy Spring, Riding in the Sun and have Fun!


Harley-Davidson Rules! bij Motor Saloon Amersfoort



Harley-Davidson Rules!

Naast het Bar & Shield logo is de No. 1 van H-D waarschijnlijk het meest bekende en sprekendste logo. De H-D No. 1 vindt je dan ook terug op zo’n beetje alles wat H-D verkoopt, van spuitwerk op motoren tot sleutelhangers, van T-shirts tot ja, zelfs op onderbroeken! En dat alles is uiteraard verkrijgbaar in de kledingshop van Motor Saloon, waar weer de nieuwe collectie binnen is gekomen. Verwen jezelf of geef iemand anders een leuk cadeau!


Verkrijgbaar bij Motor Saloon in Amersfoort Tel. 033-4617398 

Friday, 19 April 2019

Stylmartin Colorado

COLORADO
Zomer-Musthave-Sneaker

Het nieuwe zomerseizoen breekt aan. Het moment waar alle motorrijders naar uitkijken! Daarom lanceert Stylmartin juist nu hun nieuwste sneaker, geĆÆnspireerd op Amerikaanse woestijnen, met een super comfort, ook tijdens de warme zomerdagen. De Colorado is een unisex sneaker, zowel comfortabel als stijlvol en zeer geschikt voor de dagelijkse motor of scooterrijder. De buitenzool heeft een bijzonder efficiĆ«nte anti-slip grip en deze sneaker is CE-gecertificeerd. Kortom de Colorado is fashion, praktisch en veilig.
Stylmartin bewijst zijn vaardigheid in het voldoen aan de smaak van de urban motorrijders. Dit is zichtbaar in de brede collectie van motor unisex sneakers (waarschijnlijk de meest uitgebreide collectie op de markt).
De nieuwste aanwinst heet COLORADO en heeft wederom de voor Stylmartin kenmerkende styling door het gebruik van materialen, kleuren en contrasten. In dit geval een eerbetoon aan de Colorado Desert, waar de sneaker zijn naam aan te danken heeft.



Het bovendeel is gemaakt van rundleder, in combinatie met micro geperforeerd suĆØde aan de buitenzijden. Het  effect van het mixen van verschillende materialen geeft het de vintage uitstraling, die op dit moment de trend is. De binnenzijde heeft een verbeterde ademende werking en comfort, dankzij de microvezelvoering die samen met de micro geperforeerde anatomische binnenzool het vocht snel afvoert.



De hoge snit zorgt voor een uitstekende stabiliteit bij de enkel, deze laatste wordt nog versterkt door de tweekleurige rubberen buitenzool met een goed ontworpen en functionele anti-slip grip.
De Colorado mag dan wel het uiterlijk van een hippe maar traditionele sneaker hebben. Deze schoen is echter in eerste instantie ontworpen om de voeten en enkels van de motor- en scooterrijder te beschermen. De sneaker heeft beschermers uitgevoerd in leer aan beide zijden van de enkels en het schakelgedeelte op de voet. De Colorado is CE EN 13634:2017 gecertificeerd.


Materiaal: Waterafstotend leer + waterafstotend Suede
Protectie: Interne enkelbescherming
Sluiting: Veters
Voetbed: Anatomisch en ademend. Uitneembare zool.
Zool: Antislip rubber zool
Maatrange: 36 t/m 47
Kleur: cognac
Prijs: € 159,00


Meer info en dealeradressen via de importeur IGM Trading BV te Hengelo:
https://www.grandcanyonbike.eu/nl/stylmartin

STADLER VOYAGER II GTX en CARGO II GTX

STADLER VOYAGER II GTX en CARGO II GTX
 – herontdek veelzijdigheid!

Bijzonder geschikt voor alle weersomstandigheden!
Iedereen kent ondertussen de motorjassen en –broeken wel met een uitneembaar membraan. De Voyager II GTX jas en de Cargo II GTX broek hebben ook een dergelijke constructie. 
Wat maakt deze combinatie echter zo bijzonder?


Bij de Voyager II GTX jas en de Cargo II GTX broek zijn de membraan voeringen niet alleen apart uitneembaar maar is het ook mogelijk om deze voeringen over de jas en broek heen te dragen. Hiermee is deze combinatie net zo geschikt voor bij regenachtige weersomstandigheden als voor bij hoge en lage temperaturen. Een groot pluspunt is dat de membraan jas en membraan broek aan elkaar vastgeritst kunnen worden. Dit kan bij gebruik als binnenvoering maar ook als ze over het pak worden gedragen. 



De VOYAGER II GTX jas is vervaardigd van CORDURA® 500 en een bijzonder ademend materiaal. De luchttoevoer kan naar wens gereguleerd worden met de ventilatieritsen op de armen. Vier ruime zakken bieden voldoende opbergruimte.
Extra versterkt op de delen die het kwetsbaarst zijn bij een valpartij en voorzien van niveau 2 protectoren op schouders, ellebogen en op de rug voor de nodige bescherming. De armwijdte is

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Grande Opening Harley-Davidson Amsterdam!

Grande Opening Harley-Davidson Amsterdam!
Honderden bezoekers en straten vol motoren, de Grootse Opening van Harley-Davidson Amsterdam 
werd op gepaste wijze gevierd! Ron de Graaf en zijn team hebben keihard gewerkt om het 
dealerschap op tijd klaar te krijgen. 


Ron de Graaf, die zo'n zes jaar geleden H-D Rotterdam begon en de uitdaging om H-D A'dam ook te gaan runnen, met beide handen heeft aangegrepen en vol enthousiasme met zijn familie en zijn team een prachtige zaak heeft geopend waarin je bij binnenkomst al direct voelt dat hier met passie, met liefde voor motoren wordt gewerkt! Een zeer ervaren team, wat al jarenlang met het merk Harley-Davidson werkt en waarbij de liefde voor het merk bijna tastbaar is.




Onder een blauwe hemel met een heerlijk zonnetje werden vanaf 12.00 uur de gasten verwelkomd. Met op het terrein stands van KessTech en Jekill & Hyde uitlaten, een lekkere bbq en nieuwe H-D modellen, en binnen natuurlijk nog veel meer motoren, een DJ die de muziek verzorgde en zowel de medewerkers van H-D Rotterdam en H-D Amsterdam waren er om iedereen te helpen en om van de klanten felicitaties in ontvangst te nemen. Tegen drie uur was het plechtige moment van de officiĆ«le opening, na een toespraak van Martin Mulder, Harley-Davidson Benelux en van Ron de Graaf, was H-D A'dam een feit! 




Lees binnenkort meer over Ron de Graaf en zijn team van H-D Amsterdam 
in een van de komende nummers van Bigtwin Magazine! 






Tekst en fotografie Onno "Berserk" Wieringa www.madnessphotography.nl