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1949 Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

1948 was the first year for the PanHead motor which featured alloy heads and hydraulic valve adjustment. In 1949 Harley Davidson introduced hydraulic telescopic fork front suspension to their big twins. The combination put a dagger in Indian’s heart. Harley had become the technology leader by a large margin. Hydra Glide. Doesn’t seem like much today, but the Hydra Glide …

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1911 Harley-Davidson Model 7

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by Abhi0 Comments

1911 was a very big year in the history of Harley Davidson. The motor company expanded from 150 employees in 1910 to 550 at the end of 1911. They put out a stunning 5,625 units, more than double the 1910 production. All were model 7, and most were the 30 CID single cylinder but the Model 7 D featured a …

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In Denmark – Wrenchmonkees Monkee AW16

In America, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

The Wrenchmonkees are one of Europe’s best-known motorcycle customizers, and they have quite a prolific portfolio of builds. This is the 69th motorcycle they have built, and after taking it around Europe on exhibits through 2016 they’re now looking to pass it off to a private owner.

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Ending Soon – 1968 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide

In America, Cruiser by Tom Wacker0 Comments

1968 was not a particularly good year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Electra Glide had debuted as a 1965 model and 1966 saw the brand new Shovelhead motor for the big twins. The Shovelhead made roughly 10% more power than the Panhead which more than made up for the added weight associated with electric start and rear suspension. That part was …

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1912 Indian V-Twin

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by Tom Wacker0 Comments

1912 was a very good year for Hendee Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. So good that the Indian brand would sell 32,000 units in 1913 to make them the largest manufacturer of motorcycles on the planet with 42% of the US market. The company didn’t officially change it’s name until 1923 when it became the Indian Motocycle (no r) Company.

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One Off – Steam Powered Hensel Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This oddball trike sold for $8,361.96 after 51 bids on eBay. I wonder what will happen to it… Decades ago, a Californian aviation mechanic named Fred Hensel built this three wheeled steam powered vehicle. It was registered in California as a motorcycle, so I’m going to share it!

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Brough Replica – Banquer Superior

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Gwen Banquer is a motorcycle restorer who has made a name for himself with some interesting reproductions over the years. One of his creations is the “Banquer Superior”, a replica of the iconic Brough Superior SS100 built with a custom frame and Harley-Davidson 1,340cc Evo engine. Here’s one of the four total examples that were created. What do you think? …

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A Weekend With the AWD Rev’It #95!

In America, Austria, Blog, Custom, Dual-Sport by Abhi0 Comments

It’s Sunday morning, and I’ve been working up the courage to try this for hours. It’s finally time to forget my instincts and see what happens when I hold a slide around a corner and then whack the throttle open. On a normal big enduro, that’s an easy way to turn a slide into a lowside. But this is no …

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Fairing for Sale – Jacwal Superwedge

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1-5-17 Update: The seller has let me know that this fairing is now up for sale on eBay, though the price has gone up a bit. You can find it with an unmet opening bid of $1,700 or a BIN of $3,000 here on eBay. OK – it’s not a bike for sale, but I’m always willing to try new …