Author: davidqhog

All New Harley 2016 Lineup

All New Harley 2016 Lineup

Y’all have a great Sturgis? Your man here sure did (groan:Ed)! Saw and photo’d some great bikes – and great chicks – had lots of beer, talked to lots of folks and sampled the odd JD (here we go:Ed). Ok, ok boss! Now, I got into a bit of trouble, nothin’ serious (ha!:Ed). August 8 at the Loud American Roadhouse, kinda windin’ down, Judd Hoos was doing┬á a great se... »

The Buzz (Lightyear) about SKWAL

The Buzz (Lightyear) about SKWAL

I thought that was real cool! You know, “The Buzz (Lightyear) about SKWAL”, play on words and stuff. No? Well, you’re off my Christmas card list – again. Anyhow, Shark, the French helmet manufacturer, unleashed the SKWAL (why – thought that was about snowboarding?) late last year but it’s taken a while to make its presence felt. You can buy it from outlets in Eu... »

75th Sturgis honors Sugar Bear

75th Sturgis honors Sugar Bear

According to legend, Sugar Bear (real name, er, well, dunno – anyone?) got the chopper bug after a girl gave him a peace sign from the back of a ’69 chopper and it’s been in his DNA ever since! After messing around with plenty of machines and getting some of the ride quality issues sussed, he opened his shop in Gardena in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County in 1971. At thi... »

Harley-Davidson raises three-quarters of a billion dollars

Harley-Davidson raises three-quarters of a billion dollars!

Wannabuyabike? Well, with $740,000,000 you could get a bike company! Harley-Davidson has just closed two rounds of notes that have raised a staggering $740m after deductions ($750m was the original offered ammount but after The Masters of The Universe took their cut., they ‘only’ got $740m). Harley-Davidson raises three-quarters of a billion dollars – Pipedreams So what are they ... »

Indian 2016 Line-up

Indian 2016 Line-up

Well, just over half way through 2015 and we have a the new Indian 2016 line-up to make us drool! New Scout, the new Chief Dark Horse, Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain and RoadMaster and all with the 111cube Thunder Stroke┬« motor apart from the Scout which has the 69 cube, liquid-cooled engine. Gotta say, I love that Chief Vintage! But Indian have very kindly produced an overview comparison... »

Harley-Davidson Saddlebag issue - 185k recall

Harley-Davidson Saddlebag Issue – 185k recall

Harley-Davidson recalls 185,000 motorcycles: faulty saddlebag mounts Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 2014 and 2015 model year motorcycles because the saddlebags may fall off, NHTSA announced. According to the Harley-Davidson, affected motorcycles have saddlebag mounting receptacles (Part No. 10900009) that may not adequately secure the saddlebags to the motorcycle and the saddlebags... »

Klock Werks Klip Hanger Road Glide

Klip Hangers on your 2015 Road Glide!

Klip Hangers on your 2015 Road Glide! What? So, as a rider of a new Road Glide, you were jealous of Victory Cross Country, H-D Touring and Softail riders who had fitted Klock Werks Klip Hanger bars to their bikes? Well, come out of your sulk right now because you can get Klip Hangers on your 2015 Road Glide as of today! Klock Werks Klip Hangers have been around for a while now, at least since 2012... »

Harley-Davidson raises three-quarters of a billion dollars!

Harley-Davidson Q2 beats estimates

Yes, I know, you ride ’em but you don’t care about the EPS (earnings per share)! Well, we can sympathize as we all hate the Masters of The Universe mob, but H-D aren’t like that – we think – and as riders we care about one of America’s great little companies! So, Harley-Davidson Q2 beats estimates, which were $1.39 per share, with $1.44 per share. Year on year, ... »

New Products from Bahn and Crusher

New Products from Bahn and Crusher

Must be nearly Sturgis then as a rash of new products starts to hit the street, or Bahn if you prefer (enough already!: Ed). So, two new products from Bahn and Crusher (or Kuryakyn as they’re also known) add to the lines of air cleaners Crusher already has and starts a new line for Bahn. Both products are high-end, high-power air-cleaners with pricing that is pretty typical for this part of ... »

Street Bully

Harley’s Battle of the Custom Kings

  Battle of the Custom Kings Well, Harley’s Battle of the Custom Kings has been under way for a while and we’re beginning to see some machines popping out of the garages of the Harley-Davidson national dealer network. The competition inspires dealers to build the ultimate Street 500cc or 750cc. One of the bikes to catch our eye is from Ray Price H-D, Raleigh, NC. Their Street Bull... »