Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Two research developments came together in 1984 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Softail model family. Work on the Softail frame, which hid the rear suspension to give the bike the look of hard tail choppers of the 60’s and 70’s, began in St. Louis in 1974.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSoftail CustomBike ClassCruiserYears1986 – 1999, 2007 – 2010Configuration1584 cc air-cooled […]

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Unwrapping the Mystery of Exhaust Wrap

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There was a time when you only saw exhaust wrap on performance bikes. More and more, the process is becoming a moto-fashion statement. So what is the actual purpose of wrapping heat tape on exhaust headers and pipes? What are the benefits and possible down-sides? Here is the tale of the tape.The LookExhaust heat wrap […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

The brainchild of Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer at Harley-Davidson until his retirement on April 30, 2012, the first Super Glide made its debut in 1971. In an effort to appeal to customizers, and offer some competition to aftermarket suppliers, Willie G. took the frame, powertrain and rear suspension of […]

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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Recalled

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Recalled

Ducati North America has just announced that it is recalling 375 model-year 2012 1199 Panigale superbikes due to rear suspension concerns. Apparently, certain 1199 models contain a defective screw, which is used for retaining the swingarm to the rear suspension linkage.The RecallIf the linkage were to detach from the swingarm, the suspension would collapse, according […]

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Dallas Sport Biker Pulled Over For Helmet Camera

Dallas Sport Biker Pulled Over For Helmet Camera

The case of the Dallas sport biker who appeared to be pulled over and arrested for his helmet camera on the Memorial Day weekend is being internally investigated by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.What HappenedThe biker, Chris Moore, claims he was pulled on Stemmons Freeway in Dallas because police wanted to view what was on […]

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Allstate’s Motorcycle Awareness Signs

Allstate’s Motorcycle Awareness Signs

The Allstate Insurance Company announced that it will install motorcycle warning signs in dangerous U.S. intersections in 30 cities this year. The first ones were recently erected at the intersection President and Pratt in Baltimore, the site of two bad, non-fatal motorcycle crashes in the past few years, and Atlanta, said Allstate spokesman Adam Polak. “It […]

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A History of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club

A History of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club

In the folklore of outlaw motorcycle clubs, the Pagans stand side-by-side with the notorious Hells Angels. The 1%er MC has a widespread presence in the Eastern United States and is the most fierce rival of “81.” They are known as a “One Percenter” motorcycle club and are classified as an “Outlaw Motorcycle Gang” by the […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider traces its origins to Harley’s first factory custom. At the 1977 Daytona Beach Bike Week the Motor Company unveiled the FXS Low Rider. The first Low Rider had extended front forks and shorter rear shocks to put the rider just 26 inches off the ground.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Low RiderBike ClassCruiserYears1995 – […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson has manufactured motorcycles under the Sportster model family since 1957, making it the Motor Company’s longest running model. The earliest Sportsters were equipped with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster 1200 debutted in 1988.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster 1200Bike ClassCruiserYears1988 – presentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedWeight562 lb (dry)Height45.1″Seat Height30.5 mmWheelbase59.80″Related Bikes1200 Custom1200 Low1200 NightsterSportster […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

It’s been called the motorcycle that saved Harley-Davidson. The Sportster was introduced in 1957 and is the longest continuously produced model in Harley-Davidson history, and one of the longest in the world. Only the Royal Enfield Bullet, first manufactured in 1948, has a longer production history.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonBike ClassCruiserYears1986-2008Top Speed105 mphWeight563 lb (dry)Height45.7″Seat Height29.3″Wheelbase60.00″The Harley-Davidson Sportser […]

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Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: The One Percenters

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: The One Percenters

Biker gangs have been a part of American culture (and abroad) since the aftermath of World War II. Among them is a subculture known as the “One percenters”, which is comprised of what the average person knows as “Outlaws.” Such groups have been the subject of various criminal investigations and are generally held in low regard […]

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Harley-Davidson Road King

Harley-Davidson Road King

The Harley-Davidson Road King is the direct descendant, and the replacement of, the Electra-Glide Sport. Each Harley has a model name and a multi-letter model designation. While those letter designations are often confusing, they can be helpful in tracing the lineage of a given model.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelRoad KingBike ClassTouring CruiserYears1994 – presentConfiguration1690 cc air/oil cooledTwin Cam […]

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Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Harley-Davidson V-Rod

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod is a direct descendant of Harley’s VR-1000, ridden by the Superbike Race Team. The VR-1000 featured a liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, fuel injected engine that had been developed in partnership with Porsche.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelV-RodBike ClassCruiserYears2002 – presentEngineRevolution liquid-cooled fuel injected 1,250 cc V-TwinPower125 hpTop Speed140 mphWeight637 lb (dry)Height46″Seat Height26.7″Wheelbase67.00″V-Rod History & DevelopmentThe VR-1000 […]

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Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

The origin of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, and the entire Softail line, goes back to a garage in St. Louis in 1974. Bill Davis was a bike customizer who preferred the look of the single piece hardtail frames, but he also enjoyed long distance riding. The lack of rear suspension on the hardtail motorcycles made […]

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Harley-Davidson Hummer

Harley-Davidson Hummer

The roots of the Harley-Davidson Hummer can be traced back to pre-World War II Germany and the auto and motorcycle manufacturer DKW. Through the 1920s and 1930s DKW was one of the largest motorcycle companies in the world. DKW introduced the RT 125, a single-cylinder, two-stroke, 125 cc, air-cooled motorcycle in 1939.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelHummerBike ClassEconomyYears1955 – […]

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Timeline Of The History Of Indian Motorcycles

Timeline Of The History Of Indian Motorcycles

After Harley-Davidson, no other manufacturer of American motorcycles has had as great of an impact on the industry as Indian. Below is a timeline that chronicles Indian’s rise to prominence, mid-century bankruptcy, and many attempts at revival.1890s1897 – “Indian Motorcycle Co.” originally founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee. First produces bicycles under […]

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A timelime of Harley-Davidson motorcycles – BikersRights

A timelime of Harley-Davidson motorcycles – BikersRights

A timelime of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, from the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer’s humble beginnings to the present day.1900s1904 – First real Harley-Davidson, a 405 cc loop-frame, competes in a motorcycle race at Milwaukee State Fair Park. 1907- Prototype of a 45-degree V-Twin engine is shown at the Chicago Automobile Show. The 880 cc V-twin produced about 7 hp.1910s1914 – […]

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A Day at the AMA Museum

A Day at the AMA Museum

The AMA has done a nice job in preserving and presenting the full array of motorcycling history. Upon entering the museum, the first thing that catches the eye is a faithful reproduction of one of the first motorcycles ever produced, the German Reitwagen. It is a striking wooden and metal work of motorized art. The rest […]

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10 Noteworthy Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

10 Noteworthy Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

While we can’t decisively say which of the motorcycles made by Harley-Davidson over the years is the very best, we’ve narrowed down a list of ten Harleys that really stand out. What do you think is the best Harley-Davidson motorcycle of all time?1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR Café RacerThe XLCR Café Racer was a memorable ride with loud […]

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Cruiser Motorcycles For Beginners

Cruiser Motorcycles For Beginners

Those entering into the world of motorcycling should look out for the best beginner bikes. Experts recommend avoiding heavyweight cruiser motorcycles (Sorry, Harley…). Lightweight and smaller cruisers are more manageable for starters. Here’s a list of 5 best cruiser motorcycles tailored to meet the needs of new riders.2011 Suzuki Boulevard S40New motorcyclists will enjoy the […]

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First Impressions: Geigerrig Reinvents the Hydration Pack

First Impressions: Geigerrig Reinvents the Hydration Pack

BASIC PRODUCT INFO Geigerrig Hydration PackBrandGeigerrigModelRig 500Product Line124.95ONLINE ManufacturerGeigerrigWhen reviewing products the easiest thing to do is to compare them to similar items. How does it measure up? Is it the best? Middle of the pack? The worst thing you’ve ever laid eyes on? In regards to the Geigerrig Hydration Pack, doing an apples to […]

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EXO2 Heated Motorcycle Gear Makes Winter Riding Enjoyable

EXO2 Heated Motorcycle Gear Makes Winter Riding Enjoyable

BASIC PRODUCT INFO EXO2 Heated Motorcycle GearBrandEXO2ModelHeated Motorcycle GearWinter Schminter. Most riders in the northern hemisphere decide to put their motorcycles away when the first snowflakes start to fall. But why? A little cold never hurt anyone… OK, so riding in cold weather can be pretty miserable if you don’t have the right equipment. Luckily, there’s […]

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GoPro Battery BacPac Review: One Of a Kind?

GoPro Battery BacPac Review

ONLINE ManufacturerGoProOrder OnlineGoPro Battery BacPacGIFT LISTS Top Budget Gifts If you use your GoPro Camera very much, you’ll soon run up against the limits of the battery. The GoPro Battery BacPac is a relatively inexpensive addition that will double the life of your GoPro with one quick snap. A GoPro Camera normally lasts for about 2.5 […]

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GoPro LCD BacPac Review – How Good Is It?

GoPro LCD BacPac Review

ONLINE ManufacturerGoProOrder OnlineGoPro LCD BacPacManufacturerGoProOrder OnlineGoPro LCD BacPacGIFT LISTS Top Budget Gifts The GoPro LCD BacPac is a great addition to the gear of any motorcycle rider who has a GoPro Camera. GoPro Cameras are designed to be ultra light and small so you can wear them on your helmet without experiencing discomfort. Unfortunately, those benefits […]

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Flat Tire Repair: Slime Power Sport Smart SpAIR

Flat Tire Repair: Slime Power Sport Smart SpAIR

ONLINE ManufacturerSlimeOrder OnlinePower Sport Smart SpairGIFT LISTS Top Budget Gifts Slime Power Sport Smart SpAIR is device for an occasion you never want to see, but definitely will at some point: getting a flat tire. If you ride or drive any vehicle for very long, you’re guaranteed to get a flat tire sooner or later. Then […]

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