Get an insight into the racing by O’Hara Click on Video to Play With the 2022 King of the Baggers series finale this weekend, we wanted to share the latest “Inside Indian Motorcycle Racing” video. The piece fully recaps the dramatic action at the last round in Brainerd. You may recall, it was Brainerd where Bobby Fong made the incredible inside pass on Tyler O’Hara and captured his first bagger racing victory. The race was nothing short of boring, with oil leakage, a disqualification, crashed riders, delays, and ultimately rain concluding the Main after three laps. In this video, viewers get an inside look to all the action, along with compelling interview insights from Tyler O’Hara, S&S and Indian Motorcycle Racing team members. It’s truly an inside the paddock experience that we thought would be cool for your audience to check out heading into the series finale. It’s winner-take-all in Jersey. HD vs IMC. David vs Goliath. This is what racing is all about…. It’ll be a fun one! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * RIDE ALONG With Bikernet.com — click to visit the 5-Ball Racing Shop. Grab vests, leather jak shirts and jackets. Build your own race machine with the full-color Book on World’s Fastest Panhead raced at Bonneville Salt Flats.
by Jack McIntyre At Johnny Mac’s Chopper House in Philadelphia, our focus has been on building motorcycles for qualified charities, and so far it’s been terrific. We have one rule when choosing a charity, it has to support the military, kids, or dogs. We then work closely with the charity to handle advertising, social media, colors, and more. We had HUGE success with our first charity build for Philabundance in Philadelphia, only to be followed up by our latest Tunnel to Towers Foundation Custom Build at the MECUM Auction in Las Vegas 1/28/22, which brought in $41,000.00. What’s up next? Click Here to discover the cool Choppers & Charities: a Photo Feature Article. * * * * * * * * Get the motorcycling News that matters, every Thursday only on Bikernet.com – click here. RIDING FREE for 25 Years
For the second time this race season, the XDA brought the best show in motorcycle drag racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 5th Annual Bike Bash. This event paid out over $80,000 to Pro, Sportsman, and Grudge racers over three days. If you do not attend the XDA events, you do not get to witness Rodney Williford’s swagger. For the last two seasons, Williford has held the number one qualifying spot at all the XDA events. Don’t miss the DME Racing Fall Nationals at Maryland International Raceway on September 23-25; the fall air will have Orient Express Racing Pro Street delivering more records! READ The Complete Race Report with eXciting Photos at Bikernet.com – Click Here. Check out the XDA Drag Racing Events near you – Tell ’em Bikernet.com Sent Ya….!!! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Did you know the 5-Ball Racing Shop has a DVD Documentary with rare footage on “History of Motorcycle Drag Racing” ? Click and Buy it at only $24
Here is a brand new one! “Jack worked at the local Harley dealership. He met even more bikers there though the greatest percentage of his customers were buying Honda parts. At the time, the CB450 was the largest displacement motorcycle in the Honda line. Shortly after, the 750 Four would be on the floor and things really began to change. The mighty Sportster would lose its domination on the streets, but its popularity would stay strong for many years to come.” A New Breed of Biker Emerged By Sam Burns CLICK HERE To Read this new short-fiction only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Click to see the Two-Wheeled Tales section.
SmokeOut Is Just A Week Away! Wednesday, August 30th.. The LAST day to get pre-sale tickets to the resurrection of “The Original Chopper Party”! This is going to be one for the ages and you definitely don’t want to miss it! Last Day to Get your Tickets Early – visit: https://smokeoutrally.com/tickets/ Legacy Invitational: The SmokeOut Legacy Invitational Is one of the new features that we will be adding to the rally for 2022. As a way to institutionalize, the builders who blazed the trail through SmokeOut history while providing them with a platform to invite the next generation in. As SmokeOut originals the veteran builders will have bikes on display throughout the weekend, some of which may be the very bikes that they broke ground with at this very location. Our initial class of 2022 is not yet complete but includes the likes of Billy Lane, Paul Cox, Jeff Cochran, Bill Dodge, Steve Broyles, Pat Patterson, and Donnie Loos with more being added weekly. Each of these builders will have the responsibility of selecting a legacy builder of their choosing that they believe will carry the torch. Look for their names to be announced here as the builders complete their selections. There will also be Bike Shows including: Led Sled Sportster Showdown Ride In Custom Bike Show Hardcore Performance Show Perewitz Ol School Paint Show * EIGHT GREAT BANDS Will be Rocking as you Roll * Check out all the other Shenanigans * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Tell’m Bikernet.com sent ‘ya !!! Riding Free for 25 years
by Rogue As much as we do not like to talk about it there are an alarming amount of people being injured while riding their motorcycles. Things are being done around the country in hopes of reducing these incidents. One of the things we can do is to become knowledgeable about what to do if we are present when this happens. Read this Important Article on Bikernet.com A ‘Crash Course’ in Accident Scene Management (bystander assistance program) is to be held on Sunday September 18, 2022. Support Biker Lives Matter at https://bikerlivesmatter.com Please do spread the word, even if you are unable to register for the program this time.
Just Walking to High School By Bandit Suddenly, we have two Girls of Bikernet coming to the Cantina. So, what’s the story line. I don’t have one, but I’ll tell you my thoughts and see where it leads. First, I was determined to write another Why Chop? story about a guy who builds his first chopper for love, romance or a girl. He’s not a great looking guy, athletic, or tough, but he wants to impress this particular girl. He watched her from afar and discovers the glint in her warm brown eyes when a flashy motorcycle or hot rods rolls past. * Get all the eXclusive content on Bikernet.com – Click and Subscribe to Bandit’s Cantina *
by Bandit with photos from the Redhead and Wrench This is going to be good, like the party of parties. I’ll stay between the white lines as I attempt to cover the rally and my first wild experience after relocating to the Black Hills and available for action every day. Constant hum of action prevailed daily, with the rumble of V-twins, non-stop shows, concerts, celebrations, parties and jamming bars are just the tip of the chromed mountain leading up to the rally. Last year, my shop wasn’t complete, and I was attacked by the deadly Covid virus. I found myself locked down in my basement dungeon. Only semi-prepared this year, the rally kept coming like it or not. Read the real adventure on your saddle and get ready for another – Click Here * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Join the Cantina — or Shop for rare Goodies at 5-Ball Racing — We are Riding Free for 25 Years & ensure you do so too !!!
August 26, 2022: We Told You So… At last year’s MRF Meeting of the Minds in Atlanta, Georgia the fate of the internal combustion engine was discussed. In fact, at the urging of ABATE of Illinois, the following language was added to the MRF’s 2022 Legislative Priorities: “Work to ensure the survival of combustion engines. Including elimination of the California air quality waivers which threaten combustion engine production.” In October of 2021 California Governor Gavin Newson signed a bill into law banning the sale of all off-road, gas-powered engines, including generators, lawn equipment, pressure washers, chainsaws, weed trimmers, and even golf carts. And less than one year later we learn this, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that governs motor vehicle emissions for the state adopted new rules that will require 35% of the new cars sold in the state are electric or plug-in hybrids by 2026, with that percentage rising to 68% by 2030 and 100% by 2035. That’s right gas burning cars will no longer be for sale in the country’s largest state in less than 15 years. Other states, including Massachusetts and Washington have already signaled that they would follow California’s lead. What does the future of motorcycling look like? Will the bike you are riding today be legal in a few years? What will your kids or grandkids be riding… or will they even be allowed to own a motorcycle? Your Freedom is under assault and without your help we can’t fight back! Thank you to all the members of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation for defending your Freedoms. We need all street riders to join this fight. Ride Safe and Ride Free! About Motorcycle Riders Foundation: The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle
by Johnny White Lil’ Ruby is what I have named her, but this came after I bought her from the original builder this Summer. You see, Lil’ Ruby started life as a 2002 Sportster that my son-in-law bought in 2015. He bought the bike from another young man who needed cash more than he needed a Sporty, and my SIL had cash in hand. He rode it home to his mother’s house and estimated he had the motor out of the frame less than 2 hours later. The Harley Sportster wasn’t his goal though. He planned before he purchased the bike. You see, he devised his strategy long before his purchase, and since a Sporty is the cheapest H-D motor he could get, well then that’s what he went with. He was on a mission to build a tight little chopper/ bobber that he could ride through town and not see another exactly like it anywhere. CLICK Here to Read this Photo Feature on the Tech behind this cool Chopper * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Get all the Tech, Custom Build Features and the Products & Parts solutions for it — at Bikernet.com Riding Free for 25 Years!!!