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A dusty end

A dusty end

... to 2023A couple of days after Christmas and still getting used to this holidaying lark, a ride was needed.  And there just happened to be a local World Raid T7 needing an introduction to gravel.  And Colin and I were just the guys to show Dave...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Confirms LiveWire on Schedule for 2019 Release. An aging primary demographic is forcing the American manufacturer to shift its current marketing and branding strategies in an effort to stay relevant, and profitable. No model better...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Glen Orua Trail Ride

Glen Orua Trail Ride

Well, this is the ride I\'ve been waiting for ever since I bought the RMX.  The Glen Orua trail ride was the first trail ride that Colin and I did on our WR\'s and it was a bit of a mission due to the boggy conditions.  But, we both had...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Extraordinary Collection of Kawasaki H2 750 Triples and Parts For Sale

Extraordinary Collection of Kawasaki H2 750 Triples and Parts For Sale

Every now and then some motorcycles and parts come up for sale that are just too good to miss and this is one of those times. Take a look at this collection of Kawasaki H2 750 motorcycles along with an enormous assortment of parts currently up for...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:35
2023 NI800

2023 NI800

The weekend before last, Colin and I kicked off a decent bit of motorcycle therapy by taking on the New Zealand Distance Riders North Island 800 (800km in 12hrs).  We even managed to convince Brett, Glen and John to join us.  Unfortunately John...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Easy To Fit Solid Brass Exhaust Tips

Easy To Fit Solid Brass Exhaust Tips

Manufactured by Paughco as precision fit into 1 ¾? and 2? straight cut drag pipes, the tips are easily installed in minutes. Simply slip the tip into your pipe, drill a hole for the retaining screw and secure in place. That?s it! With 2 styles to...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Giappone Vintage Racer

Giappone Vintage Racer

Even if you are not into Japanese motorcycles, you may be familiar with the Kawasaki KZ 1000. The two main reasons are that they were ridden by California Highway Patrol officers Ponch and Jon of the 1977?1984 TV show CHiPs and 14 of them were used...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Sunday Saunter

Sunday Saunter

So, yesterday it was raining in Colin\'s neck of the woods but it wasn\'t here and I didn\'t care anyway so decided to zip up to Taihape to catch up with Glen.After a nice little warm up around the Manawatu Scenic Route (including a couple of...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Zipper?s High Performance Headwork

Zipper?s High Performance Headwork

Looking for a trusted source for your performance cylinder head work" For 37 years , Zipper’s Performance has been known for reliable, high quality performance components, and its headwork has always been considered top notch. Over the...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Not the TT2000 Part Six

Not the TT2000 Part Six

One of the reasons why we\'d had such a rapid 1,600km trip around the island is that we had plans for Friday - Tim was taking a cheeky day off to take us riding.  We were in that much of a hurry we got back a day early...This meant that Thursday...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Thought Of The Day

Thought Of The Day

      “From reading and asking questions, you broaden your knowledge, your thinking, every aspect of your life.” Bernard Marcus, Cofounder of The Home Depot
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Go Courtney

Go Courtney

 Just another title... View this post on Instagram A post shared by MXGP (@mxgp)
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Indian Motorcycle Debuts its Spring/Summer 2018 Apparel Collection

Indian Motorcycle Debuts its Spring/Summer 2018 Apparel Collection

The collection includes all new products and categories, each designed and developed by a dedicated in-house team of professionals. The line includes the launch of Indian Motorcycle?s most comprehensive range of motorcycle helmets to date, new...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 1913 Flying Merkel Twin Named ?Best Of Show?.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 1913 Flying Merkel Twin Named ?Best Of Show?.

Attended by more than 3,000 people from around the world, the annual event included appearances by icons of motorcycle racing and design, a stunning display of the rarest, fastest and most beautiful motorcycles in history, an array of artisanal...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
New Harley-Davidson Helmets: ?New School Technology, Old School Style ??Ride with Unmistakable Harley-Davidson Style  

New Harley-Davidson Helmets: ?New School Technology, Old School Style ??Ride with Unmistakable Harle...

Enjoy the latest comfort and performance features in new helmets for men and women from the Harley-Davidson® Riding Gear & Apparel line.  Ideal for the avid rider, the new Mason?s Yard Sun Shield S05 3/4 Helmet $300*) offers a combination of...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Sportster For Her

Sportster For Her

The nimble Sportster® remains one of the favorite for ladies looking for an easy and fun ride. A good rear suspension travel, a low comfortable seat and easy-reach handlebars in a small package give them the confidence they need. And when men gift a...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Winter gravel

Winter gravel

 ...is the best!With that extensive maintenance and farkling complete, Sunday was the day to put the T7 through her paces.  As per usual Colin had to get in on the act and dragged Andy along too.Leaving my place, we road tarmac across to...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Drysdale 1000 V8 Will be Rebuilt in New Form After Theft Recovery

Drysdale 1000 V8 Will be Rebuilt in New Form After Theft Recovery

After the article on the Sutton radial, I was contacted by Ian Drysdale. Ian has been a busy guy with a lot of amazing projects currently underway. Among the many things he mentioned, one really got my attention, the Drysdale 1000 V8 sportsbike that...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:35
Cyril Huze. I Will Retire May 15.

Cyril Huze. I Will Retire May 15.

Due to a health issue discovered in 2017 requiring all my attention, I can no longer focus 100% on writing the Cyril Huze Post and traveling intensively in the US and abroad. Consequently, I plan to retire and turn a new corner in my life to see...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Cyril Huze?s Story

Cyril Huze?s Story

Cyril Huze grew up in Paris, France. At the age of 18, he left home to stake his independence. He self-funded his higher education and earned a masters in marketing. At age 24, he starts gaining experience working for American advertising agencies...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
2023 NI800 Part 2

2023 NI800 Part 2

Ok, it\'s been a while since the first NI800 Post and there\'s a reason for this.Following our burgers we climbed back into our wet gear and headed back out into the night.to carry on South.  Glen got away on us as apparently his fire needed...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
NEW ?  Grand National and Slash Cut Slip-ons for 05-17 Dyna Models

NEW ?  Grand National and Slash Cut Slip-ons for 05-17 Dyna Models

The Dyna platform may have ceased production, but they remain an important part of the custom scene and companies like S&S Cycle continue to make cool parts for them! Their latest includes slip on mufflers in two different formats designed to...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Kick-off

Kick-off

Time off must be put to good use.  This means riding!Prior to Christmas, Colin and I had been kinda planning out which rides we might want to tick off over the break and one that I\'d suggested was a trip through the forgotten highway as we...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Flashback. 1911 Racycle.

Flashback. 1911 Racycle.

Started in 1895, the Miami Cycle Manufacturing Company was building bicycles and Motorcycles using names Racycle, and Miami. In 1911, it purchased Merkel wth all production moved to Middletown Ohio. This acquisition gave Miami Cycle Manufacturing...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
A weird sort of trail ride...

A weird sort of trail ride...

 A few weekends ago I was somehow persuaded to accompany Colin on another outing in his side-by-side.  He\'d already taken me for a run on the beach at Red Rocks (see below pics/video) and demonstrated that 200hp in a wee buggy makes for a bit...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
MV Agusta 350 Vetturetta – the Italian Car We Never Knew

MV Agusta 350 Vetturetta – the Italian Car We Never Knew

Got a note the other day from a reader in New Zealand, Richard Gray, who wanted to share some information about the MV Agusta 350 Vetturetta. Never heard of it" Neither had I, but it’s not a motorcycle, it’s a motorcycle engine powered car, a...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:35
Nexo 4.00 Inverted Adjustable Front Fork

Nexo 4.00 Inverted Adjustable Front Fork

Rebuffini has designed and developed the new innovative Nexo 4.0 inverted front end to offer supreme performance to Harley-Davidson? motorcycles. With 46 mm diameter inner tube and 58 mm clamps. Adjustable with almost innumerable settings in order...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Harley-Davidson Adds Adreline Pulsing Hillclimb To The 15th Anniversary.

Harley-Davidson Adds Adreline Pulsing Hillclimb To The 15th Anniversary.

Harley-Davidson Unveils More than 80 Events Across 20+ Venues, All Packed Into Five Days.The Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Hillclimb, which will offer a taste of Harley-Davidson heritage while showcasing the heart-pumping excitement of today?s...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Starbucks ride

Starbucks ride

Maybe I should start blogging the odd ride again...Yeah, I have been riding quite a bit lately and not posting a heck of a lot so let\'s see if I can still string something together from yesterday\'s wee galivant.After the usual we gravel...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Xmas Trail Ride

Xmas Trail Ride

 Yesterday was the Bush Riders Xmas Trail ride.  Today I am sore...Totally worth it!The ride was just 40mins ute drive from my place and by the time I got there, there were plenty of vehicles parked up and bikes being unloaded.  I parked between...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Legacy Collection For Indian SCOUTS.

Legacy Collection For Indian SCOUTS.

Throughout its history, the Indian Scout has been one of the most versatile V-twin platforms. The new Kuryakyn Legacy collection celebrates its rich heritage bycombining bold lines, dimensional depth, and traditional fit and finish for a classically...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Earning a burger

Earning a burger

The Thursday phone call often starts with "it\'s ages since we went for a ride".  Well, this time it was doubly true as the phone call was on Wednesday night...Colin needed a ride on his 890 and I was dead keen on getting the T7 out too - I had...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Shedding a little light

Shedding a little light

After a not so nice trip in the dark (and before a big trip) on the Super Ten I decided that she needed some more watts pointing up road.  Previously I had a set of expensive Denali D4\'s on the Super Ten but I\'ve moved them over to the T7 as...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Jared Mees Takes Victory, Chad Cose & Indian Motorcycle of OKC Finish Third.

Jared Mees Takes Victory, Chad Cose & Indian Motorcycle of OKC Finish Third.

Indian Motorcycle Racing and reigning 2017 American Flat Track (AFT) Champion Jared Mees secured the top leaderboard position with a win at the Texas Half-Mile. Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City Privateer Chad Cose secured his first career AFT...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Sixth Sturgis Annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer Brings Friends Back to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Aug. 5

Sixth Sturgis Annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer Brings Friends Back to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Aug. 5

Snap Fabrication?s Joe Mielke brings the custom culture charity event of the season back to the Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads to benefit LifeScape of South Dakota. The sixth annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer is a unique social opportunity to hang out and...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Intermission

Intermission

 While the new Trumpy was getting its first service I had a few hours to kill.  And the bike shop gave me just thing to go for a short pootle.The tiniest 1200 twin I\'ve ever ridden.  And what a little cracker!It was easy for short me to be...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker On The FTR1200 Custom

Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker On The FTR1200 Custom

fA fun video of Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker spinning some laps on the FTR1200 Custom, the one-off build that was unveiled last fall at EICMA.
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Large Touring Double Diamond Stitch That Accepts Frame Mounted Backrests

Large Touring Double Diamond Stitch That Accepts Frame Mounted Backrests

Very versatile seat with a few customization options. Accepts driver backrest assembly (sold separately). Also works with H-D OEM frame-mounted backrest mechanism and backrest pad. Solar-reflective leather in the seating area and automotive-grade...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Just a short pootle

Just a short pootle

No riding on Saturday and a later start on Sunday saw me finally deciding to get out and take in a little ride around 11 in the morning.We\'d had some pretty chilly weather earlier in the week and on Friday, Whariti got a big dump of snow on it. ...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Shineray SWM Stormbreaker 1200 – an Air Cooled Sportster Replica From China

Shineray SWM Stormbreaker 1200 – an Air Cooled Sportster Replica From China

Harley Davidson has given up on the air cooled Sportster, the classic V-Twin is no more in the Sporty line up. Emissions regulations and all that. But wait, what’s this" Well, it’s called the SWM Stormbreaker V1200. It looks like an air cooled...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:35
Fresno Riding Shoe By RSD

Fresno Riding Shoe By RSD

The Fresno Riding Shoe by Roland Sands DesignSD blends the classic look and feel of an old-school skateboard shoe with modern motorcycle functionality and protection. Only the finest quality top grain cowhide is used to construct the upper and the...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Born For The Street

Born For The Street

The small Indian Scout cruiser has enjoyed the largest media coverage of any new factory motorcycle launched during these last years. Inevitably, to personalize their new ride, many buyers were tempted to go to the “preppy route” of a...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Why Old Men Don?t Get Hired

Why Old Men Don?t Get Hired

A retired gentleman saw an ad for a job that he thought would interest him. The hours fit hit schedule and the company appealed to him. He made an appointment for a job interview and at the appointed time arrived. The interview proceeded …...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:33
Shed time

Shed time

Yeah, I know, I\'ve been lazy with my posting.  Maybe after I get this wee one done...Yesterday was maintenance/farkle time for the T7.  I started off by absolutely spoiling the bike by cleaning it (leaving clumps of mud all over the place where...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Russell Sutton’s 14 Cylinder Radial Engine Comes to Life – UPDATE – New Videos

Russell Sutton’s 14 Cylinder Radial Engine Comes to Life – UPDATE – New Videos

Digging back through The Kneeslider, I found the article with the first CAD drawings and patterns for this engine, a turbocharged 14 cylinder, two row, radial engine using the cylinders and heads from a Yamaha XV1700 Warrior. That was 10 years ago....
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:35
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