Thursday, 31 July 2014

Billy lane - Air Force bike

Just been reading the feature on the Billy lane Airforce Bike in 100% Biker magazine.
of course  made non the less interesting by the fact it was built whilst  Billie was in the Florida correctional facility where he is/was serving a sentence for vehicular Homicide.
The bike iteslf is styled on speedway bikes
More here

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Growing the Brand, or Killing the Mystique

Is Harley-Davidson Growing the Brand, or Killing the Mystique ? a good question especially with the latest moves to capture shares of markets they previously ignored with the "street" machines (i.e.women).

I think the question is well addressed by "Fuzzygalore", -Girlie Motorcycle Blogger and referenced on an interesting site I found

Friday, 25 July 2014

German state tries to ban online Hells Angels logos

W T F !  As if we didn't all know politicians are stupid ......same old same old ......folk devils  moral panics ...North Rhine-Westphalia has decided to enforce a ban on the display of biker gangs' logo's on websites. ,,,,,,More

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


As if the futile attemptsto get the Bulldog bash stopped every year by the Police are not enough...............................,
Plans to build more houses on the airfield also place the Bulldog and many other events at risk for their future.
Please go to the government website and sign the petition before it is too late !  The Petition

Harley Davidson - Or Indian ? ?

Omg WTF ! yep just when everyone else starts to bring production home , Harley started to outsource and is learning the hard way !
Supply problems led to delays and sales themselves are down on the predicted figures. Analysts have said the weaker-than-expected sales were due to these  delays in new models hitting the showrooms. read more

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Obviously pure coincidence ! ? ?

Of course the  police action in the previous posting has nothing to do with the impending influx of  bikers to the area for the  Bulldog Bash ! You just gotta credit the man for his transparency . FTP.

Some things just never change. ! 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Crackdown on dangerous bikers...... Broadway

POLICE will be cracking down on motorcyclists speeding and driving dangerously in Broadway on Sunday.
West Mercia Police have teamed up with the Safer Roads Partnership and Warwickshire Police to run the joint operation on the A44, as well as the A46 in Salford Priors in Warwickshire, this weekend.
Motorcyclists are often reported racing in the two areas and officers will be carrying out highly-visible patrols in the area in an effort to stamp out the nuisance.
Specialist units involving motorcycle police, speed enforcement officers and the Operational Patrol Unit (OPU) team will be involved in the initiative which is being carried out on Sunday 20th July and will continue over the summer months around other operational commitments.
The aim  is to provide a highly visible deterrent to speeding motorists and motorcyclists as well as cracking down on inappropriate riding and nuisance offences such as noise. Activity will focus on the A44 in Broadway and the A46 at Salford Priors.

“This action is also being taken in support of people living around the areas who have complained through their safer neighbourhood team or parish council about the noise and high speeds of the machines involved,” he said.
“We intend to continue with this initiative until the message gets through to the minority of motorists causing the problems that their activities will not be tolerated.”
Safer Roads Partnership communications manager Anna Higgins said both Worcestershire and Warwickshire are very popular with bikers but it was important they all stayed as safe as possible while on the road.
“Through local operations like this one, and by supporting the national Think Bike campaign, we aim to make motorcyclists more aware of the risks that are present when they are out on the roads and help us reduce the amount of collisions that take place,” she said.
“Bikers are also invited to brush up on their skills or gain more confidence on their bike by taking advantage of our Take Control motorcycle skills course.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

R.I.P Johnny Winter electric blues guitarist Johhny Winter passed away on Wednesday . May he R.I.P

At the age of 70 he was still touring and had recently seen the release of a boxed set of his recordings to mark his 70th birthday  More Here