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Hang On another year is screaming at us. I could talk about all the new things flying at Bikernet. We are changing the format some, trying to slow down and hoping for the best. If you’re not a Cantina member please consider joining.

We are also husltling on the Salt Torpedo, our next Bonneville effort. I hope to launch another report tomorrow morning. We may be working on two books next year and still contributing to Cycle Source. Read more.

Merry Christmas!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE BIKERNET STAFF—We’ve been scrambling so hard that Xmas cards just didn’t happen. But I want everyone to have a very Merry Xmas. Promise yourself to find absolute peace of mind next year coupled to mountains of fun.

–Bandit and the Crew

Bikernet headquarters XXXmas party.
Bikernet headquarters XXXmas party.

Antique Motorcycle Club Of America News

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November in Savannah, GA means it is time for the annual Victory Moto Show. This year’s event was held at Service Brewing Company on Indian Street in historic downtown Savannah.

This regional show is fast gaining national attention, and this year featured new retro-vintage bikes on display by Janus Motorcyclesof Goshen, Indiana. The show is promoted by Anna Heritage and her staff; and Anna comes from a family of bike riders. Her immaculate red and white Honda CL350 was displayed, and her dad Kevin and uncle Rich also ride and race vintage bikes. Read more.


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We are scrambling on our new format for 2019. As of the first I will only produce one Bikernet Weekly News column. Generally, no more Sunday Posts. I will still do the major news on Thursday. It will still be published on Bikernet, but Bikernet will be in the Cantina, so make sure you’re a member for 2019. It’s going to give us more flexibility, more fun and girls.

Then I need to learn more about the Bikernet Blog, because that will become more active and free. So, hang on for the New Year, the new Bikernet, the New News and much more.

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Zakk Wylde Supergroup to Demolish the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® With Barrage of Black Sabbath Hits

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Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, one of the most talented heavy metal musicians ever to pick up a guitar, will bring the hard rock supergroup Zakk Sabbath, and the full thunderous fury of Black Sabbath hits, to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Together with bassist Blasko (Ozzy, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age), the group will bring Buffalo Chip fans the most insane jams from Black Sabbath’s first six albums. See the announcement video here:

“There is really no band more qualified to smash out a block buster Black Sabbath style grand finale at the Chip we won’t soon forget than Zakk Sabbath,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, “Front man Zakk Wylde is arguably one of the most influential and accomplished guitarists of the last 30 years, and will without a doubt close out this summer’s festival with a very powerful rock performance.”

Zakk Wylde co-wrote some of Ozzy Osbourne’s biggest solo hits and intends to rock fan’s brains out to Wylde renditions of Black Sabbath classics like “War Pigs,” “Fairies Wear Boots,” “Into The Void,” “Snowblind,” “NIB,” “Supernaut,” and more until fans are screaming “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” like a Paranoid madman at an Electric Funeral.

The 38th annual festival noted as “The Best Party Anywhere” will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. Performers announced so far include:

Saturday, Aug. 3 Keith Urban

Monday, Aug. 5 Styx

Collective Soul

Thursday, Aug. 8 Toby Keith

Saturday, Aug. 10 Zakk Sabbath

Fans can expect more band announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at

5-Ball Racing Salt Torpedo Chapter 12—The Frame

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It’s incredible how life twists and turns, but now we’re in the fast lane and of course the
Redhead contributed. She’s the manager of a marina in the LA Port ghetto and comes across interesting characters, who end up living on boats for one reason or another.

Part of her job is to interview and access whether the new entrant is capable of living on a swaying sailboat and capable of paying the bills. There’s a rule in most marinas. Only 10 percent of the customers are allowed to live on their boats and there’s an additional fee for live-aboard status.

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Rodder’s Journal Live Video from the Mooneyes Xmas Party today

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Fresh from last weekend’s wildly successful Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan, our friends at Mooneyes are gearing up for another Mooneyes Xmas Party this Saturday, December 8th at Irwindale Speedway. And we’ll be broadcasting the party on Facebook Live all day long! We’ve included a few photos from this year’s Moon Yokohama show and last year’s Xmas Party at Irwindale—and you can click the red box at the bottom of this email to see even more.

To watch our live videos, hosted by veteran journalist and designer Thom Taylor, just on Saturday. Thom will be interviewing participants and covering the action, from nostalgia drags and a Cacklefest to live music, a pinup contest, and rods, customs, choppers and lowriders as far as the eye can see. Irwindale is the place to be this Saturday if you’re in Southern California. And if you aren’t, our live video stream will make you feel like you are!

Bandit will be there with a couple of the local riders too!

EBR Motorcycles Coming Back?

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EBR Motorcycles, the American-made superbike designed by the legendary Erik Buell, are back in limited production.

“We are going to keep the iconic brand in production with specialized and performance builds.” says Bill Melvin, an avid motorcyclist who is leading the company he acquired in 2016.

When high volume production at EBR’s Wisconsin assembly plant ended in 2017, Melvin moved a smaller operation to his e-commerce warehouse in Grand Rapids, Mich. EBR, which maintains its original offices in East Troy, Wis., has been fulfilling parts orders from the inventory for dealers and existing EBR owners ever since.

Now, EBR plans to keep the iconic brand alive on the street and track with production in Grand Rapids. EBR brought two of its top assemblers to Grand Rapids, where they are hand-building three of the exotic EBR 1190 superbikes, capable of hitting over 185mph in race trim.

“The approach is to keep it boutique and high performance driven, ala Bugatti, Koenigsegg, or Lotus,” Melvin says. More updates and motorcycles are planned for 2019, he adds.

Engine builder Eric Weber “Eroc” and chassis builder Elliot Malzahn recently put the finishing touches on their first three editions, whose fairings will get custom paint treatments to celebrate their return. Weber began building motorcycles at the Buell factory in 1996. Malzahn began in 2000.

“It’s great to see the iconic legacy in experienced hands like Eroc and Elliot,” says Melvin. “We are fortunate the team of legacy employees stay involved to keep the only American Superbike in production. We recently received our 2019 EPA certification.”

The Erik Buell-designed motorcycle is unique with its fuel tank incorporated into the aluminum frame to keep its center of gravity in an ideal position. The front brake rotor is located on the perimeter of the wheel with an 8-piston inside-out caliper to maximize stopping power. The hand-built fuel-injected 1190cc V-twin engine produces a peak of 185 hp at 10600 rpm. The final pricing will be determined by the custom finishing touches.

The company is part of the 35 year legacy of Erik Buell, a motorcycle racer and world renowned engineer for Harley-Davidson and the Buell Motorcycle Company in the 1980’s. Mr. Buell started EBR in 2010 and Mr. Melvin acquired the assets of the company in 2016.

Melvin and his father, Bill Melvin Sr., are motorcycle enthusiasts & industry experts with involvement in the sale process of the Indian Motorcycle factory in 2004, the American Ironhorse Motorcycle factory in 2009, the Buell factory in 2010, and have assisted in the sale of major distributors, dealers, and suppliers.

For more information about EBR Motorcycles, call 262-642-1627 or email