Update: Harley’s New Street 750 & 500

On the heels of Project RUSHMORE, the motor company reveals two totally new motorcycles: the new Street 750 and Street 500 from Harley-Davidson.

It’s been 13 years since the last new model

It’s been 13 years since the last new model[/caption]On the heels of Project RUSHMORE, the motor company reveals two totally new motorcycles: the new Street 750 and Street 500 from Harley-Davidson. Both motorcycles were designed for an entire new generation of global riders and feature the all-new Revolution X, V-Twin engine. This is pure Harley-Davidson built for the urban environment.

The price range for [Read more…]

Why We Build: Road 2 Smoke Out Film

The Chopper Experience

dvd We find a number of our Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show builders annually participating at the Smoke Out Rally in Rockingham, NC. They say that Smoke Out is about Freedom, man. Freedom. But its even more about creating something with your own hands… and then taking the fruit of your labors and celebrating your work.

The Road 2 Smoke Out Film is from the Choppertown producer, Zack Coffman and [Read more…]

2013 Daytona Biketoberfest Report Card


The Sunshine and Blue Sky Update

Reports are coming in from Daytona Beach Biketoberfest that the attendance numbers from the event are still depressed. Traffic has been down since 2004.

The areas in Daytona that are receiving the majority of the rolling traffic are the traditional biker areas on Main Street, Beach Street, Daytona 500 racetrack, Mid-Town in Daytona Beach and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach.

The Custom Bike Show Kickoff in Daytona

Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show kicks off the week of custom bike shows and serves as a showcase for good ol’ American ingenuity. [Read more…]

OCC on the Gas with CMT

Senior is back

Senior is back

Paul Teutul Sr. will star in eight-episode series starting November 16, 2013. That’s cool but the real story is that Evan Favaro, a Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show builder, is the new creative director…

When 23-year-old Favaro is hired as creative director, he has no choice but to hit the ground running. We look forward to seeing him earn the respect of his new colleagues and prove he’s worthy of his new position by demonstrating leadership ability and undeniable design and fabrication skills…

The world’s most renowned custom motorcycle manufacturer and its fearless leader return to television in Orange County Choppers, a new eight-episode series premiering on CMT later this year. [Read more…]


2013-dsbs 27th Annual Dennis Kirk
Parts Extravaganza


SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Biking enthusiasts from all over the country will be flocking to the 2014 Donnie Smith Bike &Car Show, the largest custom bike show in the Midwest, And now Car Show at Saint Paul RiverCentre Saturday-Sunday, March 29-30. Tickets are $14 and are on sale at the RiverCentre Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. [Read more…]

Daytona Biketoberfest – Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show

Thursday's Choppa Show

Thursday October, 17th

#1 Tattoo Studio in Daytona Beach#1 Bike Show in Daytona Beach

Chops, Bobbers, Rats and the who’s who of the industry all come out to see and be seen at the parking lot of Willie’s Tropical Tattoo. Enthusiasts come out to take inspiration from the creativity of the builders, to meet your friends and make new ones. This place is what Daytona is about… Bikes, Babes, Beer and Bands…

The “show” of Daytona is located at 825 South Yonge Street (US1), Ormond Beach, FL. [Read more…]

Daytona Biketoberfest. Rat’s Hole Ride-In Bike Show

Biketoberfest Rat's Holw

Biketoberfest Rat’s Holw

Biketoberfest Bike Show

The 21th annual edition of the Biketoberfest Rat’s Hole Bike Show is set for Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Daytona Lagoon 601 Earl St Daytona Beach, FL.

The Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show rounds up the world’s best builders and puts their hard work on display at the Buffalo Chip. This one-day show brings together an impressive crew of international judges and builders; one group vying for the titles, the other looking to find a bike with personality, function and a progressive sense of motorcycle culture. [Read more…]

Jack McIntyre Shoots LV Bikefest

Pics from Artistry in Iron

Pics from Artistry in Iron

Bikefest Pictures
Vegas rocks – with hot spots and loose slots, great food, glitzy hotels, fabulous entertainment, and a Sin City reputation that makes it our kind of party town.

Jack McIntyre, one of our Biker Pros Photographer, shoots at Las Vegas Bikefest. Jack is the man behind BIKERPICS.ORG, which is a site dedicated to the biker lifestyle & entertainment.
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RKB Kustom Voted “Artistry In Iron” Champion

RKB Kustom Voted “Artistry In Iron” Champion At 2013 Las Vegas Bikefest

RKB Kustom 2013 “Artistry In Iron” Champion

On Saturday October 5, 2013, at the Las Vegas Cashman Center, Mindi Cherry announced Rick Bray as the 2013 champion. He was voted the winner by his peers. Bray is from NORCAL and his company RKB Kustom, took home the gold.

The bike’s name, Pala Duro, means Hard Shovel in Spanish and that’s good because [Read more…]

The October edition of AMD Magazine

The October edition of AMD Magazine is now available to read online or download to your PC at www.amdmag.com

Highlights this month include the findings of the latest exclusive AMD/Baird authorised Harley-Davidson dealer quarterly research survey, suggesting steady sales growth and a positive consumer response to the Motor Company’s 2014 model range introductions and changes.

Features include our look at [Read more…]

2013 – Builder Profiles from Artistry in Iron


See and meet 20 of the hottest builders as they show off their latest build. If you appreciate the artistry of a well-built machine, you gotta check this out. The famous and soon to be famous will have their bikes on display at this “invitation only” show. You’ll get to check out the bikes, chat with the builders and get autographs from your favorites.

Awards will be presented on Saturday, 10/5 at 6:00pm in the Artistry in Iron display area. A check for $10,000 will be presented to the winning builder, as voted by his peers – the other participating builders. [Read more…]

5 Paying Classes in the Ultimate Builder

5 Classes in the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

5 Classes in the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

$7,000 Awarded @ Each Event
All trophies are presented during the awards ceremony.

All cash prizes will be paid by Advanstar Communications via check 30 days after Advanstar’s receipt of winner affidavit forms (forms will be supplied by Advanstar to class winners at each round). Click here for this year’s schedule. [Read more…]