Pittsburgh, PA – After 27 years of print magazine publication, The Source Media Group, Cycle Source Magazine, Track Side Report and Torque Performance publishers have launched their motorcycle media brand into the future. Grease & Gears TV, a three-year project to bring motorcycle media back to televisions and beyond, has started to pick up speed. After the initial soft launch during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Grease & Gears is growing strong. Due to the enormous support from Dennis Kirk, Grease & Gears is now available on Apple and Andriod devices, Roku, and Firestick. So, no matter where you are or what screen you want to watch it on, 24/7 motorcycle entertainment is at your fingertips. So what is it? “It’s kinda like Netflix for motorcycle riders.” Explains Chris Callen, President of Source Media Group. It’s a collection of stories from the road, inside the garage, and collected over our travels. The great events we go to and the incredible bikes we see all with a deeply personal connection since it is no longer their interpretation of what someone said, but their voice brought to life through video and contained in a place where it will live on forever. The channel is, as Callen went on to say, “…nothing different than the work we have done for three decades. Subscribers pay us to deliver stories on motorcycles, the people who build them, and the places they go on them. Same thing here. We just have another dimension with the video component.” While this is nothing new in social media, as many YouTube sites now focus on motorcycle media, the difference, Callen says, is that Grease & Gears exists outside of the algorithm. Nothing slows the roll for people who want to see great motorcycle media, not even commercials, since they do […]
Landspeed Racing Icon & Record-holder Immortalized for Lifetime Achievements An innovator, daredevil, and one of motorcycling’s greatest legends, Burt Munro is getting his respects from the Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame. Indian Motorcycle, the first motorcycle company in America, is commemorating the induction of Burt Munro into the prestigious Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame. Revered as an icon in motorcycle racing and a holder of land speed records, Munro’s unyielding determination to etch his name into the record books has left an indelible mark on successive generations of riders. Aaron Jax, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle, emphasized that the history of motorcycles would be incomplete without the mention of Burt Munro. His narratives have influenced the identity of Indian Motorcycle, as it persistently emulates Burt’s spirit by pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and paving novel pathways. Originally from Invercargill, New Zealand, Munro developed an insatiable appetite for speed, encapsulated in his famous saying, “You live more in five minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in a lifetime.” Over the course of decades, Munro dedicated himself to restoring and fine-tuning his 1920 Indian Scout within the confines of his garage. His relentless efforts culminated in setting three world records at the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats. An astonishing feat came in 1967, when Munro, at the age of 68, established a record of 184.087 mph for under-1,000cc motorcycles—a record that remains unbroken to this day. Gary Gray, Vice President of Racing, Technology, and Service at Indian Motorcycle, says of Munro, “Burt is a legend. His accomplishments, through trials and tribulations, inspire our racing efforts today.” While it may be overdue, it’s quite an achievement for Burt to be enshrined into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, and we’re incredibly proud and grateful to celebrate
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Never Give Up! By Bandit with photos by Buck Lovell “This tech will be amazing. I built this 1950 Panhead during the Covid thing, so we called it the Pandemic. We fought with a magneto for a year and finally slipped in a used automatic advance distributor and it started first kick, with a Mike Egan R.I.P. rebuilt M-35 Linkert. We ran into another issue. The clutch dragged. Who the fuck knows? After working on old Harley 4-speed clutches for over 50 years, I was blown away to find out so much about the bastards.” READ This epic Tech with Photos only on Bikernet.com, Click Here… * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Find more Tech for your free use by visiting Techs & Builds Section — Click Here.
Sturgis Here We Come! Holy hell do Cycle Source have a lot going on for the 82nd running of the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally… and even better, y’all are invited and it’s all Free! Dennis Kirk Garage Build Show Saturday, August 6th – Iron Horse Saloon The ONLY show specifically for the home garage builder! Registration starts at 11am, awards in over a dozen classes are at 4pm. Come hang out with Chris, Heather, Dumptruck and Professional Monkey! 16th Annual Cycle Source Custom Ride In Bike Show Sunday, August 7th – Iron Horse Saloon For 16 years in a row Cycle Source has been celebrating the custom motorcycle scene in Sturgis with one killer show, and this year is no different! With awards in 33 classes there is a class for every seat. Best of Show wins a full feature in the Magazine and takes home a bitcoin rolling chassis from Paughco! No charge to show! 5th Annual Vintage Day Monday, August 8th – Iron Horse Saloon If you love Old Iron, then this is your jam for sure. Special parking for antique and vintage motorcycles PLUS free lunch and commemorative poster for the first 100 AMCA card holders! AND…it’s all FREE, FREE, FREE The Original Performance Bike Show With Lil Evil Inkorpor8ted Tuesday August 9th – Steel Pony Campground Join Kurt & crew the Steel Pony Campground for the 6th Annual Original Performance Bike Show. Awards in 11 Classes plus Best of Show gets a full feature in Cycle Source Magazine. No Charge to Show! Baker BurnOut Drags Tuesday, August 9th – Iron Horse Saloon Heads Up Bracket Racing Until There Is A Sturgis Champion! Bert “F#@king” Baker himself will be engineering this crazy train! Trophies & Cash Prizes. Sign-Ups Start at 7:00, Racing Starts at 8:00ish 16th Annual
Source Media Invades Daytona Bike Week 2022 Daytona Bike Week 2022 is kickin’ off the rally season with a week full of killer events and shows! Here’s a little guide on where you can find Cycle Source and the crew throughout the week. Hope to see ya’ll there! Kicking Off On Saturday March 5th Our fearless leader, Chris Callen will be taking to the track to race the Franklin Church 1916 J Model. Gates open at 1:00pm. A cool $20 gets you in to see the action. CYCLE SOURCE BIKE SHOW TUESDAY, MARCH 8 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON Cycle Source is kicking off it’s Quarter Centuery Mark with our first bike show of the year. All entrants get a sticker pack and a commemorative 25th Anniversary patch. Free to enter, awards in 28 classes! WARREN LANE’S TRUE GRIT SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON TORQUE MAGAZINE BIKE SHOW MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON TACO’S & BURNOUTS INDUSTRY MIXER TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022, TOCE PERFORMANCE TROPICAL TATOO CHOPPER TIME THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2022, TROPICAL TATTOO DENNIS KIRK GARAGE BUILD FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON ALLEYWAY KUSTOMS BIKE SHOW & PRO-BUILDER INVITATIONAL SATURDAY MARCH 12TH – ADAMEC HARLEY-DAVIDSON
From the Beach to the Bikes and the Babes See all Photos by Jack McIntyre Check out the pics from events such as True Grit Show, Cycle Source Show, Perewitz Paint Show, Boardwalk Show, Rats Hole Show, Main Street images, and much more from Daytona 2021. All available in the Cantina Membership Section of Bikernet. Get exclusive motorcycle news, tech, events, reviews, laws and fun online anytime anywhere for as little as $24 per year. Join the Cantina today – Subscribe Here. https://www.bikernet.com/pages/custom/subscription.aspx See all the Photos from Daytona 2021 only on Bikernet by clicking here.