Baseball has the World Series, Football has the World Cup and making Harleys even slower has theAMD World Championship, held annually in Sturgis. Above is this year’s winner, PainTTless by Germany’s Thunderbike. Sort of a Chopper/Cafe Racer mashup, the bike employs an HD Ironhead motor to fill the big gap left in the middle of the one-off frame. Details like the finned, self-supporting subframe and pushrod-actuated shock are actually impressive, while fine detailing like all the drillium and brass components look awful nice. Man, is that going to be a long reach from the low seat and high pegs to the clip-ons though. READ ON
The Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide offers motorcyclists one-off chopper-style with everyday reliability. But, since it’s a mass produced bike anyone with 15-grand can take one home. And for some people, that kind of everyman accessibility takes the fun out of it. After all, customization is what motorcycle ownership is all about, right? That’s why Harley offers a vast line of accessories designed by the same folks that build its wide variety of bikes. READ ON
Calabasas, California, USA, Sunday July 22nd, 2012 – The 21st edition of the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show sponsored by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys moved into its third decade as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America featuring its top Celebrity Builders, the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concours d’ Elegance, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, Calendar Girl Music live performances, now taking place at a beautiful new new location on the lawn and under the shade trees of the Calabasas Inn, in the upscale Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, California. READ ON
It was 70 years ago that a tiny shop on Venice Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles produced its last motorcycle.
At the time, Crocker Motorcycle Co. made the most powerful race bikes of any American manufacturer. But like other small companies facing supply shortages during World War II, it was forced to close, leaving only a few dozen bikes that have become a favorite of collectors and enthusiasts. Steve McQueen owned one before it was sold in auction for more than $276,000. READ ON
can't remember if it was Leno, Carson or Letterman who coined the phrase "Things that make you go hmmm?" but that is exactly what I thought when I came down the highway and came across this ... umm ... motorcycle.