by Otilia Drăgan from https://www.autoevolution.com Wesley Snipes and Boom! Moto Roll Out a General Izzi-Inspired Custom Motorcycle The “No Time to Die” frenzy has proved, once again, that movies and movie characters can be a great source of inspiration for custom or limited-edition vehicles, from cars to yachts and two-wheelers. One of the latest fiction-inspired models is a motorcycle that reflects the flamboyant spirit of General Izzi. It looks like Wesley Snipes is making a grand comeback, and it was about time he did. If you haven’t heard of General Izzi, you’re missing out. He is the character that Snipes is playing in Coming 2 America, an Amazon Original comedy that premiered earlier this year. The original Coming to America movie came out over 30 years ago, starring Eddie Murphy. In the sequel, Murphy is joined by the legendary action movie star, who plays the part of General Izzi, the military leader of the fictional land of Nexdoria. Although not nearly as famous as James Bond, General Izzi was well received by the public and gained his fair share of popularity. So much so, that he inspired a motorcycle design. Boom! Moto is an Oklahoma-based distributor, specializing in 100% electric motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters. As it turns out, the company’s owner, Jeff Holley, was determined to develop an electric motorcycle based on Wesley Snipes’ character, even before the movie had been released. After the film’s debut, which ranked number one in streaming for that weekend, Holley resumed discussions with the actor, for a movie-themed motorcycle. “If you’re gonna do it, do it ‘Izzi style’ and make it go BOOM!” – this “slogan” pretty much sums up the fun, daring look of this new motorcycle. The company hasn’t revealed too many details about it, other than the fact that it’s based […]
by Kirsten McStay from https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk Outlander ‘s Sam Heughan posted a picture of himself posing on a Harley Davidson as he holidayed in LA. The 41-year-old actor has been enjoying some down time since Outlander wrapped back in June. He recently travelled to Mexico and before heading into the US where today he posted a picture of himself riding around LA on a plush Harley Davidson bike. He wrote on Instagram: “Been cruising in the California sunshine! Thank you @harleydavidson for the loan of these sweet wheels. Nothing beats driving on these awesome bikes, to some good music and an epic landscape! @harleydavidson_uk @westcoastharley #harleydavidson #motorcycle #motorbike #ad.” Back in July, Sam posted a similar Harley picture but instead of LA, with the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. The picture was for a new campaign for his Sassenach whisky brand. Sam donned a leather jacket as he perched on the Harley – with the number plate ‘WH15KEE’, and over looked a stunning view of hills. In August last year, the actor passed his motorbike driving test in Rutherglen after taking a lessons for over a year. He has since been out and about in Glasgow on his bike and now he posted the new snap in the Highlands while visiting for a work shoot. Outlander is a historical drama television series based on the ongoing novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon. Developed by Ronald D. Moore (the Battlestar Galactica developer), the show premiered on August 9, 2014, on Starz. The series has been renewed for an 8-episode sixth season and a 16-episode seventh season. Outlander series of historical fantasy novels is written by American author Diana Gabaldon. Gabaldon began the first volume of the series, Outlander, in the late 1980s, and it was published in 1991.
by Joe Foreman from https://www.opinion-tribune.com Motorcycles & Moonshiners: Motorcycle riders and fans of the popular “Moonshiners” television series were in hog heaven Saturday during the inaugural Bootleggers Run motorcycle rally that began and ended at Loess Hills Harley-Davidson near Pacific Junction. The rally, a fundraiser for the Northeast Elementary School playground project, included appearances by Tim Smith and Josh Owens – cast members from the “Moonshiners” docudrama that’s been airing on the Discovery Channel since 2011. The show features a cast of characters, many who reside in wooded regions of the Appalachian Mountains, that make their own moonshine. Smith is also well known for his legally-produced Climax Moonshine that’s made from a century-old family recipe. Saturday’s motorcycle rally attracted more than 200 riders and included scheduled stops at establishments in Shenandoah and Macedonia and Glenwood’s Keg Creek Brewing Co. Smith and Owens, donned in their trademarked bib overalls, signed autographs and posed for photos at each stop along the rally route.
by Elena Gorgan from https://www.autoevolution.com/ Because they’re rich and famous, artists have access to some of the newest and most awesome rides, whether they’re cars, motorcycles, bikes or anything in between. Some they buy, some they get to try out and keep, as long as they can guarantee exposure to the brand. Artists and celebrities are also influencers, in that they can sway public opinion towards a certain product. Sometimes, their choices are very personal and don’t have a financial goal in sight – and this seems to be the case with the three celebrities we’re going to discuss today. Call them closeted Harley riders and you wouldn’t be completely off the mark. Given the boom in paparazzi media over the past decade and the way artists (be they actors, musicians or Internet celebrities) have been using it to further their careers, the realization that there are stars who fly under the radar comes across as strange. This allows them to harbor and feed their true passions and, for these three, those passions include riding Harley-Davidson. Jim Carrey Think of male celebrities riding Harleys (or any other motorcycle, for that matter) and images of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, Keanu Reeves, David Beckham and Jason Momoa pop into your mind. They are, if you think about it, all men’s men: buff, tough, rough and, because of it, a perfect fit on a Hog. As it turns out, so is Jim Carrey. In the early 2000s, the comedian treated himself to a custom Harley-Davidson Road King Classic, surprising even his loyal fans with his choice. After all, Carrey is known for a lot of stuff, but being the “Harley type” isn’t exactly one of them. He’s more the goofy, silly, occasionally artsy type. Always the funny guy, though, Carrey brought
Back in 2001, at a time when America was struggling to regain its footing following the devastating September 11 attacks, celebrities were among those who jumped on board the compassion train and did their best and lend a helping hand. From his position of respected car and bike collector, Jay Leno decided the best way he can help at that time was to sell one of his most prized possessions. He chose a Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide, had it signed by a bunch of mostly Hollywood A-listers, and even advertised it on his Tonight Show. He then placed the bike for sale on eBay in October 2001, and just a few days later sold it for $360,200. All the money was donated to the Twin Towers Fund. It became without a doubt the most expensive newer-generation Harley motorcycle sold. From that moment, the bike was pretty much not heard from until this week, when it popped up on the lot of bikes scheduled to sell during the Mecum Indiana State Fairgrounds auction in Indianapolis in May. The bike is in pretty much the same condition as it was nearly two decades ago, and obviously the one selling it hopes to fetch an impressive sum for it. The fact that the Harley still has the signatures of the celebrities who endorsed Leno’s idea back then is sure to help. There are a great deal of signatures on the bike, as reported by Mecum, including: Jay Leno himself, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Samuel L. Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt LeBlanc, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Cuba Gooding Jr., Salma Hayek, Pamela Anderson, Earvin “Magic Johnson, Mira Sorvino, Michael Richards, Terry Bradshaw, David Spade, Martina McBride, Ed Harris, Leelee Sobieski and Rodney Dangerfield. Other than the names featured on it, the bike is
from http://www.contactmusic.net/ Pink and Carey Hart celebrated 14 years of marriage with a motorcycle ride in Ojai, California. Pink and Carey Hart marked their 14th anniversary with a motorcycle ride. The loved up couple – who married on January 7, 2006 – wanted a low-key celebration to mark the occasion, and they decided to hit the road in California earlier this month to enjoy a trip together. She told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: We went on a motorcycle ride. We went to Ojai and stayed in an Airstream and it was really fun.” The pair – who share daughter Willow, eight, and son Jameson, three, together – are grateful for each other and the family they’re raising. Pink added: ”I mean, it’s fun to have a family and to be able to say, ‘Do you remember?’ or I’ll say something like, ‘I can’t believe my dad said that.’ ”And Carey will be like, ‘He said that 10 years ago.’ And I’m like, ‘He did?’ So, it’s good that he reminds me of what happens in my life.” The two lovebirds both shared romantic posts on Instagram last week to mark their anniversary, with Pink admitting their relationship ”isn’t perfect” but still showering her man with praise. She wrote: ”We’ve been at this thing a long time, babe. It isn’t perfect, but I’m grateful it’s ours. ”I love our family. Thank you for walking in front of me, beside me, and right behind me at times.” And Carey described his wife as his ”best friend”, while admitting she doesn’t like it when he says that. He said: ”14 years married to this amazing woman. I’m so proud of the life that we have built together. ”Both of us came from broken homes, yet we made the choice to work hard at our relationship.
by Jennifer Drysdale from https://www.yahoo.com Katy Perry’s fellowAmerican Idoljudges are huge fans of her music — but her motorcycle hobby? That’s up for debate. The 35-year-old singer got her motorcycle license ahead of her new music video for “Harleys in Hawaii,” and couldn’t have been more excited. As Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan told ET at American Idol auditions in Los Angeles on Friday, however, they’re not itching to get on the back of her new ride. “I had done the four-day course, but I had never like, actually hopped on a Harley [before filming the music video],” Perry gleefully revealed. “She took a four-day course and she comes to me and she says, ‘I’m going to leave on my motorcycle,’” Richie said, with the horror adorably displayed all over his face. “I need you!” he told Perry, who shrugged off his concern as him being a “protective dad.” Bryan remembered being worried about Perry even when she was riding a motorcycle with her fiance, Orlando Bloom. “Last year, Ryan [Seacrest] invited us over to a dinner, and I roll up and I see a little Harley there. I was in, and Orlando and Katy are already at Ryan’s and I’m like, ‘Orlando…’” Bryan confessed. “We’re like, being protective, we’re like telling Orlando, ‘Don’t you…’” “And then I go ahead and get my own!” Perry interrupted. “All we think about is, this is a team. This is an act. We’re a group,” Richie tried to reason. “I don’t want my star person over here hanging out on a motorcycle!” “No!” the “All Night Long” singer objected when asked if he’d get on the back of Perry’s Harley — despite her insistence it “would be fun!” While Richie and Bryan are still warming up to the idea of Perry riding motorcycles,
The Man of Many of Many Celebrities and Harleys I’ve known and worked with Gene Thomason at Bartels’ H-D in Marina Del Rey, California for about 35 years. He was always known for his Harley-Davidson and Marlboro Man bikes, but he worked with way more celebrities during his long history with Bartels. READ THE FEATURE IN THE CANTINA – Join Today