What’s up with Harley Davidson sales?

What’s up with Harley Davidson sales?

The motorcycle industry, at least in the US, appears to be in a slump. This despite increased sales by the likes of Ducati, BMW, and Triumph. Harley seems to be taking the brunt of the downturn. Although, some could say Polaris felt it, too, and used it as a reason to...
Latest on BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

Latest on BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

The 2017 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has just started but is already a big success: so far, no fewer than 107 riders from 19 different nations on six continents have registered for this unique worldwide competition, 30 more compared to the same time last year. They race...
WTF! Is this the future?

WTF! Is this the future?

This is obviously more of a concept bike than an example of “WTF! were they thinking.”  It’s kind of ‘Alien meets (blank)’ what with that sloped front end. We like the overall look, but not sure this will ever see asphalt…or dirt....
NorCal Cycle Swap in 60 seconds

NorCal Cycle Swap in 60 seconds

Rather than go into a lot of words about the NorCal Cycle Swap, we thought a short video would do it more justice. We’ll just leave you with the idea that you can find just about anything you want here…as long as you own a Harley. Here you go!...
Got tires?

Got tires?

Motorcycle tires are like oil, everyone’s got an opinion about which one is best, but none of them are necessarily right…or wrong. What makes that discussion a little easier when it comes to rubber, though, is that tires can have far more of a noticeable impact on...
Motorcycle’s 10 Most Reliable Motorcycle Companies

Motorcycle’s 10 Most Reliable Motorcycle Companies

Brand loyalty is a funny thing in the motorcycle business. As owners, we are often prone to forgive our bike’s quirks and inconsistencies in favor of personal preference. For many, it’s how the bike makes us feel…and sometimes look…when...
Handbuilt Heroes

Handbuilt Heroes

by James C. Moore   While the fearless Moto GP riders were scraping their knees on the asphalt with 100 mile per hour turns on the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin, the lovers of motorcycles as art were gaping in awe at works of beauty displayed at the...
British Customs Street Twin Visualizer

British Customs Street Twin Visualizer

Absent the ability to demo a bike, sometimes it’s just as fun using some of the tools OEMs have come up with to show what a bike will look like with different parts. But most of these are lacking a certain level of, shall we say, definition. Actually, many just...
Ducati Desert Sled

Ducati Desert Sled

We recently had an opportunity to throw a leg over the new Desert Sled from Ducati, and that was enough to get our blood pumping. We’d just gotten off of a quick demo ride of a stock Scrambler model and bolted over to check out the ‘Sled.’ If your...
A Preview of a Gentleman’s Glove

A Preview of a Gentleman’s Glove

We recently learned about 440 Moto and their handmade leather goods, vintage inspired motorcycle gear and real vintage motorcycle apparel. The latter consists of older leather jackets from companies like Belstaff, Schott, and Brooks. After not much cajoling, owner...
Building a Cafe Racer On a Budget

Building a Cafe Racer On a Budget

Not to take anything away from guys who build bikes for a living, but not everyone has $15-20k to spring for a custom build or ground-up overhaul. So, awhile back, we came across this great and pretty detailed overview on CafeRacersUnited that covers how to build a...
WTF! – A Big Ass Electric Razor?

WTF! – A Big Ass Electric Razor?

We couldn’t help it but that’s what first came to mind — a big Norelco, triple headed razor. Trim you beards, hair and privates. Then get on and ride. We’re not sure what’s underneath all of the chrome fairing and body, but we hope...
What Racing MotoGP Taught Can Akkaya

What Racing MotoGP Taught Can Akkaya

Can Akkaya stands in front of a group of rapt listeners at a local dealership that has the marketing savvy to invite people like him to talk about what they know about motorcycles. In Can’s case, that would be racing. He’s a former MotoGP guy who was riding as fast as...
More New Indian Cheiftans!

More New Indian Cheiftans!

Indian keeps introducing new variations on a theme and these two new Chieftans are fine examples. The one on the left is the Chieftan Elite. The one of the right is the Chieftan Limited. It’s a bit of a naming quirk because the Elite is really the limited...