Motorcycle News would you pay 2 million for the Bike

Swiss watch maker Bucherer want to show you just what they are worth. So they have commissioned Swiss custom house Bünder to outfit the world’s most expensive motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson Blue Edition is estimated to be worth US$1.9 million.​ The scoot has 360 diamonds all gold-plated screws.

The Harley Softail Slim S, had everything just about replaced with hand-manufactured bling which took 2,500 hours of labor to complete. Bucherer claims “every metal element on this one-of-a-kind motorcycle has been produced, welded, beaten, ground and polished by hand.”   What do ya Think? Leave a comment

 

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Used motorcycle sales stronger then new

The talking heads at Harley In Wisconsin, stated they are hopefully optimistic that new bikes will sell. The going has been sluggish at beat though. Used bikes through private sale are doing very well as scooterfolk that don’t want to be corn holed by dealers for a low trade in price either by new hogs or go to Indian Bikes.

You can’t blame the economy for everything! Harley’s have become way overpriced and people want a better deal then the status quo and many manufactures are stepping up to the plate. As a matter of fact as Harley slips other brands are rising in the ranks and profit department. Triumph sales are up 11% and Indian is has extremely strong sales presently. And lets not forget the sport bike buyers who prefer a faster lightweight motorcycle.

I am afraid HD waited to long to introduce new models that the public may have liked 10 years ago. The added stress on new sales by used sales is kicking the company right in the balls.

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Definition of a Biker

I have been riding motorcycles for all my life and have experienced Biker Lifestyle in many states. This came to my attention the other day and I wanted to share it with you. Seems the URBAN Dictionary has come up with a definition of a Biker. It seems to be just a willie nillie definition but does make a point I suppose. So here it is.

“A biker is some one who not only owns a motorcycle but rides it for pleasure as well as transport. They tend to be a friendly bunch but any who crosses them will be “persuaded” not to do so again!” That’s not to bad I suppose, but I wish to add-Bikers are family folks, Biker Family Folks. We all share a common bond that cagers,posers and all other factions can not understand. We are fiercely independent patriots with love for freedom of speech,expression and self protection. We give to charity when others won’t,we support and never turn or backs on people in need, especially 1 of our own. We Bikers are probly the only people that have tee shrts and jeans on hangers in our closets,along with our vest,leather jackets and chaps. We travel light but always have what we need in our saddlebags. Our vest patches are extentions of our personalities and also a rememberance of fellow bikers lost.
So for all of you who wish to join our culture here is a word of advice. Don’t make the classic mistake of buying a nice new shiny bike as a first ride. Go buy a piece of crap out of the paper. Take a safety course and Ride it alone, Ride it in the rain. Fall down on it. Fix it. Learn to ride that bike until you feel ridiculous on it. Then you’re ready to graduate to a newer shiney bike but soon will outgrow that as well. Point being earn your rosd credentials through perseverance.

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Justice for Lori & Jamie

In March 2015 we reported the death of Lori Ann Gestring & Jaime Hernandez. The 2 bikers were stopped at a red light in Hudson, Fl. when A DRUNKEN CARELESS DICK hit them from behind.

THE SPEEDING PICK UP NEVER SLOWED FOR THE LIGHT & hit Lori & Jamie pinning the bike under the truck. Unfortunately Lori & Jamie lost their lives. The Driver Joshua Stalker was not arrested at the time but charges were pending and alcohol was not ruled out as a factor.
Update: 3 year’s after Lori & Jaime were taken by this Drunken DICK, justice will finally come! (But will not replace the loss) A jury of Stalkers piers deliberated 6 hours arriving at a GUILTY verdict of 2 counts DUI Manslaughter!
Sentencing is being held in May. Stalker faces 30 years to life in prison for the deaths of Lori and Jamie.
Lori was a USAF Veteran who served her country bravely. It is such a stinkin’ shame a Drunken asswipe took her life and Jamie’s. This tragety and their loss will not be forgotten.
We are glad justice took this guy off the roadway’s but there are alot more out there just like him. Ride Defensively!!!

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Harley Davidson’s thoughts on trade tarriffs

Harley-Davidson Inc. responded to the EU’s threat of tariffs on their scoots, saying it could have a significant impact.
EU Commis. Jean Juncker identified H-D and Levi jeans as targets for countertariffs. President Trump is gonna tack a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum imports, a move welcomed by the U.S. steel industry. HD said 16% of their sales are in EU. The EU have been enjoying huge tariffs on American made products for 20 years now. For instance China tariffs our cars 25%- we tariff theirs 2% HD’s that go to India have a 100% tariff & on the BUTT end India has ZERO US Tariffs on their bikes. And that is just a Bullschitt deal! OUR PRESIDENT IS RIGHT! He’s got them on the ropes. They export over a 1/2 million tons of Aluminum annually. So the Indian PM, called Trump & said, 50 percentwould be the new deal. Trump stated we’re getting nothing.’ So we get nothing.

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Mickey’s Bar 2018 Scootergoods Magazine Bike Show Winners

3/24 – Mickey’s 9th year Anniversary Party – Traveling Bike Show. George & his staff did a great job again throughout the day – one hell of a turnout! A unusual high number of really nice bikes in the Old Skool & Vintage classes made judging both fun & difficult. Thank you to all that participated & congratulations to all the winners. This is the way that we saw it: Best of Show – #22 Mike – 2014 HD Street Glide. Best American – #11 Vinnie B – 2004 HD Heritage Softail. Best Kustom American – #6 Brian – 2007 HD Road King. Best Paint – #9 David – 2000 HD Heritage Springer. Best Touring – #24 Daryl – 2017 HD Ultra Glide. Best Kustom Bagger – #21 Tim – 2005 HD Heritage Springer. Best Chopper – #20 Daniel – 2015 Self Built Custom Chopper. Best Old Skool – #7 Stanimal 1977 HD Shovel Head. Best Vintage #4 Mike – 1948 HD Pan Lower/Shovel Upper. Best Import – #15 Scott – 1977 750 S/S (low miles – like new). Best Lady Rider – #13 Kim – 1976 Honda 400 Auto (bobber – very well done). Best Trike – #3 Ray – 2001 HD Road King. “Thank You” to Mickey’s for the 9 years of supporting the biker life style.
All entry fee $$$ will by Bikes for needy kids
this Chrstmas. Brother John & Milkie

As usual the crew at Mickey’s
did a great job with the food & booze, along  shots & raffles.
Music was provided by the Dave Adams Band. They where really quite good. The bar out back was very busy wiith folks opting to sit outside due to the awesome weather. Congratulations to George and Crystal on their 9th year of serving our biker community.

 

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