Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Briar Bauman - Dominates in Dallas for Half-Mile Double Double

AFT News

Briar Bauman - Dominates in Dallas 
for Half-Mile Double Double

Reigning Progressive AFT Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) doubled down on his Williams Grove (Pennsylvania) Half- Mile double header dominance by doing the double again at the Dallas Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas) on September 25 and 26.


SuperTwins Presented by Vance & Hines - Dallas I
Friday night’s Roof Systems Dallas Half-Mile I presented by Law Tigers saw the older Bauman brother obliterate the world’s best dirt trackers for the third consecutive race, putting on yet another clinic at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - in control from green light to checkered flag, looking remarkably smooth throughout on an unfamiliar circuit that caught many of his rivals out.
Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) was the only rider that looked to be in Bauman’s league on this evening, and the Springfield Mile winner took second ahead of Robert Pearson (No. 27 Rackley Racing Indian FTR750) who returned to action in Dallas following a couple of rounds away with a new team and plenty of motivation.
 Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) missed the podium in fourth and Brandon Price (No. 92 Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas Indian FTR750) completed the top five.
Jarod Vanderkooi led the Harley/V&H factory XGR750R contingent home in 7th spot, with Dalton Gauthier 9th and Bryan Smith 17th.

SuperTwins Presented by Vance & Hines - Dallas I
Saturday September 26 saw Briar Bauman nail his fourth consecutive race win - all have been Half- Mile races - with another devastating green light to checkered flag performance that saw Sammy Halbert, Robert Person and Jared Mees reprise their Friday placings in 2nd through 4th and Jeffrey Carver Jr going three better in 5th.
Bauman’s monster weekend in Dallas has the potential to be a turning point in this year’s Grand National Championship fight. Prior to the Dallas Double Header, Bauman and rival Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) had traded the title lead back and forth at each successive event. Bauman brought that trend to an end in a major way in Texas, turning what was a narrow five-point advantage into a protective 25-point lead.
Jarod Vanderkooi again led the Harleys home, this time in 11th, with Bryan Smith in 16th, besting Dalton Gauthier in 18th.

AFT Singles - Dallas I
Ten races into the 2020 AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys season, five riders have one win, and one rider has five wins. The five-win rider, Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), doubled up at his namesake event on Saturday night with a Dallas HM performance that accurately represented the superiority he’s demonstrated as of late.
Daniels was followed across the finish line by Michael Inderbitzin (No. 54 RMR Honda/Honda Talon CRF450R) in second, with the hugely experienced and decorated Henry Wiles (No. 17 RMR Honda/Honda Talon CRF450R) third; Williams Grove runner-up Trent Lowe (No. 48 Roof Systems of Dallas, TX/Shoei Helmets Honda CRF450R) edged Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Roof Systems DFW/Duffy Fleet Services KTM 450 SX-F) into fifth for fourth spot by just over a tenth of a second.
AFT Singles - Dallas II
Behind winner Dallas Daniels, the Saturday evening race saw Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) take 2nd, Tanner Dean (No. 38 1st Impressions Race Team Honda CRF450R) just beat Michael Inderbitzin (No. 54 RMR Honda/Honda Talon CRF450R) to the line to finish third, with Mischler a further 1.3 seconds back to complete the top five.

AFT Production Twins - Dallas I
James Rispoli (No. 43 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) continued to operate in another orbit compared to the rest of the AFT Production Twins field, streaking to his fifth and sixth wins in six races with relative ease - making for a devilish Dallas Triple Double Header Double win for the weekend.
Chad Cose (No. 49 Wally Brown Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) took second ahead of title contender Ryan Varnes (No. 68 RVR/RoyBuilt Don’s Kawasaki Ninja 650) in third, Jeremiah Duffy (No. 42 Sammy O Racing/ERT Kawasaki Ninja 650) fourth and Ben Lowe (No. 25 Roof Systems of Dallas/Bruce Lowe Excavating Yamaha MT-07) in fifth.

AFT Production Twins - Dallas II
James Rispoli's Saturday evening class win was actually a lot closer (0.663 seconds), ahead of reigning class champion Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Roof Systems Yamaha MT-07) in second, Chad Cose third, Danny Eslick (No. 64 Scott Powersports/R&D Machine Kawasaki Ninja 650) fourth and Dylan Bell (No. 31 Wayne Moore/Martin Trucking Harley-Davidson XG750R) fifth.
Rispoli now leads Texter by 48 points with six races remaining.

NEXT UP will be the Atlanta Short Tracks at the Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, GA. October 2 and 3) and the Charlotte Half-Miles (Concord, NC. October 9 and 10) before the Progressive AFT Championship ProBeam Daytona Short Track Double Header races at the Daytona International Speedway on Friday October 16 and Saturday 17.

Moto MMXX featuring Curtiss

 Moto MMXX featuring Curtiss

Curtiss is pleased to announce the launch of the MotoMMXX exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. This exhibit features both gasoline and electric motorcycles from a number of extremely talented builders and designers, and we were thrilled to have been chosen to participate.

An early 2018 Curtiss Zeus prototype is included in the exhibit which is running from now until January 3rd 2021.

A free virtual 3D tour of the entire space is available on the MMXX page here:



For visitors in the San Francisco area who would like to attend the exhibit in person, please contact SFMCD ahead of time to verify social distancing rules and opening times for in-person visits.


Once again we would like to thank the Museum of Craft and Design and exhibit guest curator Hugo Eccles for including Curtiss in this fascinating exhibit!

Tuesday, 29 September 2020



 De introductie van een nieuwe driecilinder in de competitieve roadster-middenklasse nadert. 

De Triumph Trident testfotografie toont het geheel nieuwe model dat in de laatste testfase zit in en rond Triumph’s hoofdkwartier in Hinckley UK, waar de nieuwe Trident is ontworpen en ontwikkeld.

·         De compleet nieuwe Triumph Trident tijdens de laatste tests in Hinckley, UK.

·         Met drie belangrijke selling points:

- Driecilinder vermogen en koppelrijke prestaties

- Standaard toonaangevende technologie

- Triumph’s toegankelijke wendbaarheid en het vertrouwenwekkende rijgedrag

·         Het nieuwe “instapmodel” binnen Triumph's bekroonde Triple roadster line-up zal  

·         concurrerend geprijsd zijn en aantrekkelijk voor een nieuwe generatie rijders

·         Beschikbaar bij Triumph-dealers voorjaar 2021

·         Binnenkort complete onthulling

 Na de onthulling van het Trident ontwerpprototype in het London Design Museum in augustus 2020, tonen de testfoto’s de laatste fase van de ontwikkeling voorafgaand aan de lancering van deze geheel nieuwe Triumph. De motor is gefotografeerd tijdens de laatste testfase op de weg, in de buurt van het wereldwijde Triumph-hoofdkantoor en de designfaciliteit in Hinckley (UK). De Trident is gecamoufleerd met speciale bestickering. Via #TriumphTrident kan je meer te weten komen over dit nieuwe model.

De foto’s van de gecamoufleerde Triumph Trident bevestigen de voltooiing van een vierjarig ontwikkelingsprogramma van een motorfiets met een origineel Brits ontwerp, ontwikkeld op het hoofdkantoor van Triumph in Hinckley.

Tijdens de laatste testfase heeft het Triumph-productteam de nieuwe Trident verfijnd, waarbij wordt gemikt op een nieuwe generatie Triumph-rijders. Meer dan ooit is de focus gericht op de voordelen van een driecilinder met standaard toonaangevende technologie, een wendbaar en rijvriendelijk rijwielgedeelte en hoogstaande ergonomie.

Zoals aangekondigd tijdens de personthulling in het London Design Museum, zal de Trident in het voorjaar van 2021 beschikbaar zijn en concurrerend geprijsd zijn.

De datum en het tijdstip van de volledige onthulling van de nieuwe Triumph Trident worden in de komende weken bekend gemaakt.

Harley-Davidson Service B Spithoven

Per 1 oktober gaat Pro Street Motorcycles verder onder de naam Harley-Davidson Service B Spithoven. 

Tevens gaat mijn bedrijf verhuizen.

U kunt mijn bedrijf bereiken via onderstaande contactgegevens:

Harley-Davidson Service B Spithoven

Nieuwe Schaft 7B

3991 AS Houten

Tel: +31(0)6 22 69 45 23



Vanwege COVID-19 is het helaas niet mogelijk een feestelijke opening te organiseren. De nieuwe locatie is geopend vanaf donderdag 15 oktober 09:00. Je bent van harte welkom een kijkje te komen nemen in het nieuwe pand! Tevens is vanaf 15 oktober winterstalling mogelijk.

Met Vriendelijke Groet,

Berry Spithoven

Monday, 28 September 2020

Corbin New Product Alert - Gunfighter Saddle for 2020 Triumph Rocket III

 Gunfighter Saddle

2020 Triumph Rocket III

Comfort and style together in one package is what made the Corbin name famous worldwide. Delivering a quality product constructed of the finest materials available has made Corbin the number one manufacturer of motorcycle saddles for over fifty years! Our Gunfighter saddle for the Rocket III is a perfect example of this combination of form and function.

Up front the seating area has been ergonomically designed to distribute body weight over a greater area. This provides longer-range support and eliminates hot spots. Neutralized seating platform helps to hold your body in place and curbs sliding in the saddle. This also helps to relieve rider fatigue by taking pressure off your wrists and knees.

Our exclusive Comfort Cell foam material on the inside provides a firm, resilient ride that



Zaterdag 26 september werd op de Automotive Campus in Helmond door het NCAD (Nederlands Centrum voor Autohistorische Documentatie) gevierd dat 125 jaar geleden de Helmondse smid en rijwielhandelaar Jos van der Meulen Ansems een 'motorrijwiel' van het merk Hildebrand & Wolfmüller bereed. Vanwege de Corona overigens enkele maanden later dan de bedoeling was.

Zeker is namelijk dat op Tweede Paasdag 15 april 1895 in Venlo Jos met succes een paar puffende rondjes op een H&W op een demontabele houten wielerkombaan maakte. Wàt een mirakel voor het publiek, dat wellicht niet kon vermoeden naar de allereerste Nederlandse motorrijder te kijken. Nog voor de eerste auto in Nederland verscheen! De demo was georganiseerd door Venlose H&W importeur Canoy & Russell; Jos werd hun eerste agent voor Zuid Nederland.

Later volgden Tijmen de Wit te Hilversum, Warmolts in Groningen, van ’t Hoff Stolk in Den Haag en vermoedelijk ook agenten in Haarlem, Delft en Batavia. Uniek was de bij de entree geëxposeerde, nog vrijwel originele H&W, die onlangs in bezit kwam van Thijs Lempens van YESTERDAYS.

Een succes is de H&W niet geworden, maar het fenomeen MOTOR RIJWIEL was wel geboren. Niet iedereen nam die benaming direct over. In publicaties uit 1994 - 1900 lees je ook wel: Rijwiel met petroleumbeweging - Motor-vélocipède - motor bycycle - stoomrijwiel - stoomfietsen motor-velo.

Daarnaast waren er meer bijzondere en innovatieve historische motoren te zien zoals een 2pk Minerva uit 1902, FN 4-cilinder, maar ook een Hercules Wankel en Honda Dream uit 1964. Paul Vlemmings verzorgde twee lezingen over Van der Meulen en zijn motoravonturen. En ondertussen kon buiten worden proefgereden op 2020 ZERO elektrische motoren en daar was veel belangstelling voor. (FvO)

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Indian Motorcycle Goes Hill Climbing Again

 Indian Motorcycle Goes Hill Climbing Again 

After an 80 Year Absence

After more than 80 years away from what is arguably America's original motorcycle sport, Indian Motorcycle is climbing hills again - specifically AMA Pro Hillclimb Race Series hills.
Indian once dominated hill climbing and entered the 2020 series' new Twins class armed with a modified Indian FTR750 hill climber, piloted by the company's newest factory rider and 10-time AMA Pro Hillclimb Champion John "Flying" Koester. Regarded as one of the sport's top riders, Koester was the first U.S. racer to win all three National AMA Pro Hillclimb titles in a single season. 

"It's an honor to represent Indian Motorcycle as it makes its dramatic return to Hillclimb Racing on the same machine that changed the game for flat track racing over the past four years," said Koester. "We're excited to unleash the FTR750 on the hill, with our minds firmly fixed on the ultimate goal of capturing a championship."
Koester, along with his father and crew chief Gordy Koester, spearheaded the dramatic transformation of the FTR750 from a flat track race bike to a full-fledged hill shredder. Modifications include an extended swingarm, knobby tires, redesigned rear tail and an upgraded Rekluse clutch to account for the increased clutch use demanded by Hillclimb Racing. The team also worked with S&S to design an exhaust system specific to Koester and his riding position.
"When we created the new Twins class, our intention was to attract leading OEMs like Indian Motorcycle to return to this uniquely challenging and exciting form of racing, and we couldn't be more excited to now welcome Indian Motorcycle back to the hill for the first time in more than 80 years," said Rob Redmann, Director of AMA Pro Hillclimb. "There is nothing like Hillclimb Racing - fast, quick and exciting. We believe brands such as Indian Motorcycle will dramatically impact our ability to draw more fans and help grow this incredible sport."

W&W News - The Cyclery IOE Cylinders

 The Cyclery IOE Cylinders

Protect your valuable and irreplaceable original crankcases from worn-beyond-repair original cylinders (a.k.a. time bombs). These accurate reproductions are cast from state-of-the-art alloys to modern specs and stand up to all horsepowers you can pack on an IOE lower end. Now you can finally have both that stock factory look and a safe engine. Racers around the globe use them with great success since years. Sold as pairs only.

  Exhaust valve seats are unmachined.

 cast iron, cast finish


item №  - version

 64-072 - Early small flange cylinders with 3-5/16” bore for 61 cui./1000 cc engines, IOE models 1915-1923, inner Ø: 83.9 mm; replaces OEM DA700, DA701, IA700P, IA701, 2-20, and 3-20

64-077 - Later large flange cylinders with 3-5/16” bore for 61 cui./1000 cc engines; IOE models 1924-1929; replaces OEM 2-24, and 3-24

64-073 - Large flange cylinders with 3-7/16 ” bore for 74cui./1200 cc engines. These are cast like the later style 1928/1929 cylinders with straight, over-the-head fins next to the valve pocket and horizontal carryover fins from the pocket to the cylinder proper for increased stability. . Fits DCA & DCB motors 1923-1924, 74”/1200 cc IOE models 1925-1929; nominal bore: 3-7/16 ”; inner Ø: 86.9 mm; replaces OEM 4-23, and 5-23;

Motorcycle Storehouse News

Motorcycle Storehouse News

Kellermann - Bullet Atto Integral

This Integral version of the popular German made Atto by Kellermann is specifically designed to be built-in to fairings or any other bodywork. With its aluminum housing with an overall length of 13 mm and 9 mm diameter, this ultra-small turn signal is a customizer's gift. The high output power LED in combination with Extranz Extreme Optical Transparency technology actually gives it a colossal light output for its size. Fully ECE compliant, this is THE ONE for those who like their turn signals small and virtually invisible - until activated. Compatible with 12V applications, the 3 in 1 taillight combo is 16 mm long x 9 mm diameter. The wiring length for all is 70 cm.

Performance Machine – M-8 mid controls

A 6061-T6 billet aluminum lightweight but strong construction, these mid controls for M-8 applications offer a more aggressive riding position with increased ground clearance for improved cornering. The short throw shifter allows faster shifting, the steel brake linkage comes with chrome heim joints for easy brake actuation. Bolt-on design without modifications. Compatible with the stock master cylinder, but will not take OEM footpegs. Traditional H-D mount footpegs must be used. They are available in Black ops (a gloss black and wrinkle finish combination) or Gold ops (a gloss black and gold wrinkle combination).

Putoline - Lubricating Essentials

With years of racing experience, Putoline is widely recognized as one of the motorcycle market's leading oils and lubricants specialists, but less well known is that they have oils specifically designed for large capacity V-twin air and water-cooled engines, right up to full synthetic engine oil for high rpm, high performance road and race motorcycles, and everything in between.

Bondhus - Hex Wrenches

The Bondhus name will be a familiar one to all professional mechanics as high-quality hex end wrenches at reasonable prices. Bondhus is in fact an American run and operated company, with a production facility in Monticello, Minnesota. That is where all the hex keys, and some innovative variations on that theme, are manufactured. The best known is the ball-end, which was originally a Bondhus invention.

By City - Urban Motorcycle Clothing


For anyone interested in a both stylish and safe ride, By City has the gear for you. A young company, eager to be better than the rest, which shows in their products, restlessly innovating to produce a product of which the quality is truly outstanding. The center of it all is uncompromised safety on the bike but still comfortable, and with also fashionable good looks once you've pulled over. This dual functionality is fully in line with the vision of the company founders, who have over 35 years motorcycling experience and learned what's important. That hands-on knowledge is something you can't buy or create, but it is an asset and used to its full extent to produce great riding gear. Fashion or safety? It's the same thing now!


Twin Power Additions

 Twin Power Additions

Klincher Clutches

Twin Power Klincher clutches provide increased surface area and torque capacity while maintaining an easy lever pull. They are available for 1937-2017 models with cable or hydraulic clutches (except M-8) and tuneable for any application.

Clutch Hubs

These accurate reproductions of the Big Twin clutch hub feature steel spines and aluminum hub. They are available for selected Big Twins 1984-2006.

Clutch Shell

This clutch shell is a "perfect replacement bearing" for '90 and later 5-speed Big Twin models. These are exact reproductions of the OEM clutch shell. They feature hardened components and include the inner and outer ramps. For 2007 and up applications they come with a coupler with clip and three balls.

Clutch Hub Assembly

This  3-stud replacement clutch hub assembly for the stock early clutch hub includes assembled clutch hub, complete with friction disc and rivets, bearing retainer with bearings, spring pressure plate and stud nuts.

Aluminum Clutch Pressure Plate

"Restore-like-new clutch performance with this Twin Power aluminum pressure plate - the perfect OEM replacement" for '90-'97 Big Twins and '91-'15 Sportsters.


Zodiac News - Vity's Design Adjustable Risers

Curtiss Motorcycle Co. Pre-Production Update




This week, our dash and light assemblies have arrived so you can finally see what the cockpit of Curtiss 1 will look like. These round TFT displays will be programmed with a digital speedometer beneath a power use needle and battery/range reserve scale; very simple and easy to read at a glance, we are deliberately avoiding gimmicks and information overload with our display design.



Our first complete battery pack from CIE solutions has been shipped and will be installed as soon as it arrives; once the final assembly is complete and the battery installed it’s just a matter of bringing the bikes to New Eagle in Ann Arbor, Michigan to finish programming the power train. Then we have running bikes to start testing!



We will be teasing a bit over the coming weeks ahead of a major public launch of the completed bikes. We have a series of video and photo shoots scheduled to reveal Curtiss 1 to the world, so stay tuned for updates and event dates.


Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Long Way Up Motorcycle Collection by Belstaff



13,000 miles. 100 days. 16 border crossings. One electrified adventure. Follow Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s epic motorbike trip in the Long Way Up with Belstaff as official outfitters. Read on for more about the kit that went on the adventure of the year.


Long Way Up available exclusively on Apple TV+
Scroll down to see the official trailer



Long Way Up is a British television series which debuted September 18, 2020 documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken in 2019 by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, from Ushuaia in Argentina through South and Central America to Los Angeles in the United States.



Along the way, the pair have embodied Belstaff's values of adventure, grit and spirit, and not just for their own ends. As UNICEF ambassadors, McGregor and Boorman uncover vital humanitarian work done by the organisation around the world. Undertaking trips of this order, it's clear that preparation and attention to detail are key. For the Long Way Up, Ewan and Charley collaborated with Belstaff to make sure they were covered in all conditions.


Belstaff joins Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as official outfitters on the Long Way Up, a new series for Apple TV+ as the pair travel from the world’s southernmost city, heading north to Los Angeles.