Carmen Poses With Police Bike; Avoids Ticket

We don’t know the identity of the lucky LAPD motorcycle cop who spotted Miss Sexy Electra “slightly speeding” and pulled her over, but at least he was thoughtful enough to snap this mug shot forus.   While “officially” there was no record of the stop, we’re assuming since Carmen herself tweeted this photo posing with the officer’s bike, she was given a warning, probably a stern one.    Since we know there will be a lot of negative comments about how the cops are showing favoritism and such, just remember, “haters are going to hate!”

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Own the Cover Bike

1-CaptureVictory motorcycles is going to auction off the 2013 Cross Country between March 21-28 on Ebay to benefit Operation Gratitude.   Unfortunately, a date with the beautiful Playboy model Raquel (shown in the photo) is not included.  Bummer.  But here’s a behind the scenes video to whet your appetite and get you revved up to bid!  More Info

 

 

 

 

How One Designer Envisions The Motorcycle of the Future

If form follows thought, or thought precedes all action, Matthew Law dreams the dreams of those living in the movie world of Tron.  His concept of what the future of motorcycles may very well turn out to be true, but the manufacturers of today still have a long way to go to get us there, especially the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.   Even with the V-Rod’s departure from the traditional lines of Milwaukee’s retro style, it’s going to take a big leap for HD to reach this design platform.  To see more of Law’s vision, click here .

Sturgis Trademark Suits Continue

From the Associated Press:

Rapid City, S.D. — The organizer of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has accused a Rapid City merchandise vendor of profiting from the event without its permission by selling T-shirts with the word “Sturgis.”

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. says it owns the trademark to “Sturgis” and “Black Hills” when the two terms are used to relate to a motorcycle-related event or service. It sued Rushmore Photo & Gifts in Rapid City for copyright infringement last month.

Rushmore Photo supplies merchandise to vendors who sell at the rally. This year’s event is August 8-14.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the rally says it has licensed vendors that have sold millions of dollars’ worth of merchandise. The rally has donated to more than 90 causes and organizations using the royalties, the lawsuit says.

But Aaron Davis, an attorney for Rushmore Photo,

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Ridiculous Motorcycle Theme Post

When we saw this headline; Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham Gets Sexy In New Motorcycle-Themed Photo Shoot! We thought, how ridiculous is this.  So we followed the link to Hollywood Life and yes, it was as lame as we thought it would be.

The photographer Jay Ott, is doing a motorcycle themed calendar and we’re assuming that Abraham is supposed to be a “cave” girl paired with the Big Dog Wolf factory custom.  With creativity like that we can’t wait to see what outfit the model will sport while  posing with the Harley-Davidson Fatboy.

Abraham started on the show when she was 16 and pregnant.  She’s 19 now and ready to make the jump from irresponsible and talentless teen mom to talentless adult mom who becomes famous for no other reason than television exposure.

Besides the motorcycle in the photo, the only reason we’re posting it is so you can comment on how lame you think it is, or how much you like it, because someone out there has to like this stuff or it wouldn’t get on the air.

That and it’s a real slow news days so we have to post something so the boss feels he’s getting his money’s worth.

Michael Lichter at Work

Lee Wimmer (left) with Michael Lichter getting ready to photograph his bike for a future feature in Easyrider Magazine

Custom motorcycle builders know one thing, Michael Lichter is a photographic wizard. And with over three decades in the industry and lifestyle, Easyrider photographer Michael Lichter has become almost as famous as the bikes he photographs.

Quiet and unassuming, Lichter goes about his work out of the spotlight. The same spotlight he deftly shines upon the two wheel lifestyle, capturing the essence and spirit of the “american biker.”

This January in Charlotte, Lichter set up his studio, as he does at all the Easyrider Bike Show stops to photograph bikes that will eventually find their way onto the pages of Easyrider magazine. This video shows just a fraction of the time and care Lichter and his staff take to get the bike into position to begin the photo shoot.

You’ll notice that no detail is overlooked as an assistant cleans both tires before backing the bike into place.


Virginia May Ban Children on Motorcycles

photo from www.ourfriendjack.com

Richmond VA:   A bill sponsored by Chris Stolle, (R) from Virginia Beach would make it illegal for children under 8 years of age to ride on a motorcycle, either as a passenger or as an operator.  House Bill 1850, which has the support of some law enforcement officers, has outraged motorcycle enthusiasts and motorcycle rights groups.

On www.pilotonline.com Matt Danielson, legal counsel for the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists said,  ”I don’t look at this as a governmental issue. I look at this as a parental issue.  I think the parent can make a better decision about whether their child is ready to ride than can some legislator in Richmond.”

Other motorcyclists say that Virginia is trying to create a law where none is needed.

According to statistics, more children in Virginia are hurt or killed riding bicycles.

Front wheel drive, rear wheel steering motorcycle?

Why?  Because it could be done!  Click the image for the full story.

photo from Motorcycle USA courtesy of AMD

The Piano Man Opens Cycle Showroom

photo from bark bark woof woof

Bill Joel is a living legend on Long Island and he has further endeared himself to the motorcyclists with the opening of his own motorcycle showroom in Oyster Bay.

According to published reports Joel doesn’t expect to make a lot of sales, but he hopes to inspire a revitalized motorcycle enthusiasts scene in Long Island, and serve as a showcase for customized and modified bikes. “It reflects the economy right now. People can’t afford to buy expensive stuff. They have to do their own custom work at home in the garage and they have to start with an inexpensive bike. A lot of these bikes are like that,” he told Newsday.


No Hands Rider Hopes for a World Record

Photo by Lad Strayer

Phil Comar of Adrian Michigan is hoping the Guiness Book of World Records will certify his attempt at the longest no-hands ride in history after he rode 300 miles Sunday October 10,2010 using only his knees and  body to steer his Harley-Davidson from Makinaw City Michigan to Sylvania Ohio.

Comar rigged up a special auxiliary gas tank to enable him to make the trip without stopping for fuel.  According to Visor Down, Comar was hoping to raise $4000 during the ride for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, in memory of his father, who died from the disease.