A Creed and Our Passions Looking back at culture & lifestyle of our parents, ourselves and the generations that came after us. Comparisons of it are not of any practical validity. Times will change, so will people. Many times, history repeats itself. Well, consider this article information overload or goodies to be rediscovered, but make some memories and don’t sell it all in a barnyard-sale or on Ebay. Books, comics or LPs. Maybe gift it to a genuinely interested youth or well-funded library. Then memories will live again through same passion as yours. Click Here to read this Article only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If fiction is your interest, check out the cool ones for Free at Two-Wheeled Tales section, click here.
The Only Motorcycle Company to be Destroyed by a Natural Disaster by Bandit with Photos from the Master Markus Cuff In early motorcycle industry, one of the most magnificent startups was unfortunately unable to survive, because of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Rumor has it Carl N. Nelk pushed this motorcycle out in front of his brick building for a photo-shoot when the earthquake hit. The blast destroyed his operation behind him. One bike survived and this is it. More than 3,000 San Franciscans died, and over 80 percent of the city was destroyed. In the early era, ome motorcycle companies grew behind not-so-reliable machines. Others including the Nelk, of Palo Alto, California, with its outside polished flywheel was way ahead of its time from a styling and performance standpoint. Unfortunately, the smooth art-deco styling never made it to the mass-manufacturing stage. CLICK HERE To Read about the Performance Specs, reliability and other significant features which makes it memorable beyond its looks. ONLY IN Bandit’s Cantina – Exclusive Photos of the only surviving Nelk !!! * * * * Sign-up for the Cantina Membership and get exclusive access to 25 years online legacy of Bikernet.com – you can get one year or two-year subscription, both with exceptional offers. CLICK HERE TO Join Bandit’s Cantina.
by Geoff Hill from https://www.mirror.co.uk/ Another icon of the American dream It weighs as much as a small tank, goes like stink and handles very nicely for such a beast, so even though it costs more than an average UK hatchback, for Harley fans it’s a metal and rubber incarnation of their mythical aspirations I was having a beer one night in Los Angeles in 2013 with the head of Triumph USA when we got to talking about Harleys. He’d been sent to LA in advance of that year’s launch of the Thunderbird LT, an extremely capable cruiser which Triumph hoped would convince American riders that there was more than one type of bike in the world. On his first weekend there, his Harley counterpart took him to an open day at Bartels, the city’s biggest Harley dealership, where hundreds of riders and their families were enjoying a free hog roast, burgers, raffles, gifts, music, beer or soft drinks and test rides. “See? This is what you’re up against. It’s not just about the motorcycles,” said the Harley guy. I was reminded of it in 2018, when I rode a Harley from Oxford to Prague for a three-day bash to celebrate the company’s 115 th anniversary to find 60,000 Harleys and 100,000 riders and partners, all with leather waistcoats, tattoos and chains, proclaiming their particular allegiances with patches saying Naples Military Chapter, Hanoi Chapter, Jeddah Chapter and so on. It is, of course, all harmless fun – middle-aged men who during the week are Reg in Accounts, but at the weekends become Rebel Reg, King of the Road, riding west on his iron steed into the setting sun for a burger and beer with his sweetheart in a Route 66 diner. And while non-Harley fans who have never ridden one
Delightful tribute Rally Car showcases masterful rally mods This Cosmopolitan is a modern-day recreation, made to race in the late 1990s and now boasting a significant number of accolades. Editor’s Note: Plus this stinkin’ Lincoln is directly connected to Bikernet.com and 5-Ball Racing. This car brings back memories. I was a crew member/co-captain with its new owner Dr. Christian Reichardt or Doctor Hamster to you in 2005. It was originally raced in the ‘70s and the body was modified in the ‘90s. We worked on the classic mechanically and prepared the car for the 2005 La Carrera Pan Americana road race in the vintage class. We brought a 2nd Place trophy home. — Bandit CLICK HERE to get Bandit’s insight into this unique Carrera Panamericana. While you are at it read the Original Photo Feature Article from Hagerty.com at that link as well. Get all the inside news, reports, updates on motorcycles – Join the Cantina – click to sign-up.
by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com/ This year, the letter M takes the center stage in the automotive world. German carmaker BMW is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its high-performance division, a half a century of history that started with the 3.0 CSL homologation special. In the time that has passed since, BMW M’s reach has grown powerful enough to leave its mark on motorcycles as well. Just a couple of years ago, for instance, BMW’s Motorrad division got touched by the M hand, and the mighty M 1000 RR was born as the first-ever BMW M-developed superbike. Already present in several competitions on various tracks around the world, the motorcycle also became this week the center of M celebrations, with the launch of the special M 1000 RR 50 Years. Not significantly modified from a mechanical standpoint from the regular models, this anniversary one makes use of the full complement of extras BMW M has on the table for motorcycles. Wrapped in Sao Paulo Yellow, the model is fitted with the M Competition Package as standard, which comes with things like an M carbon package and M milled parts package. It also gets a lighter swingarm, now in silver anodised aluminum, the unlock code for the M GPS laptrigger, the M Endurance chain, and pillion package. Otherwise, the 50 Years is your regular 1000 RR, if such a word can be used to describe it. It has a water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engine in its frame, developing 212 hp and 113 Nm of torque, M brakes under M carbon wheels, and five riding modes. The model has been envisioned as a limited edition one and will be available for order only between Saturday, May 21, and November 30. Pricing details were not announced, and we’re also not informed if there’s a
adidas Originals and Kawasaki Celebrate the Past, Present, and Future of ZX with Two Collaborative Sneakers Herzogenaurach, 11th April 2022 – Born out of a shared passion for forward thinking design and unrelenting innovation, this season, adidas Originals and Kawasaki join forces to celebrate the history and future of ZX with two unique takes on the ZX8000 and ZX 5K BOOST silhouettes. An icon that needs no introduction, Kawasaki has been at the forefront of the motorcycle manufacturing industry for decades. Known for its inimitable aesthetic approach, the brand’s signature sportbike brand – ZX™ – served as the inspiration for the adidas design team when they first introduced the original ZX500 sneaker in 1984. Taking cues from Kawasaki’s instantly recognizable design philosophy of motorcycle and color palette, the collaborative ZX8000 sneaker features a White kangaroo leather upper, with Kawasaki Green leather overlays, blue map suede accents, and a Kawasaki Ninja® graphic on the lateral. Meanwhile, the ZX 5K BOOST boasts a Black TPU overlay and eye stays, Kawasaki green accents, a semi-transparent Black ripstop vamp, and a Kawasaki Ninja® logo on the toe-box. Both sneakers are capped off with electroplated lace tips, shoe jewelry and heel pieces, as well as co-branded sock liners. Each pair then comes packaged in a custom box with a printed graphic of the latest Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-10R, filled with tissue paper bearing a printed Kawasaki motorcycle sketch. The launch of the adidas Originals and Kawasaki collaborative partnership is accompanied by an evocative campaign film which pays homage to Japanese motorbike culture by taking the viewer on an unexpected journey through the city’s streets. Arriving on 14th April 2022, the collaborative ZX8000 and ZX 5K BOOST Kawasaki sneakers are available globally (excl. China) through adidas stores, adidas.com, Confirmed, and select retailers. Additionally, the ZX 5K BOOST
Where else would you want to be on Milwaukee Day? MILWAUKEE, USA (April 6, 2022) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate Brew City and the people that make Milwaukee the best city in America. Make sure you find yourself at the crossroads of 6th & Canal for what’s sure to be an epic Milwaukee Day celebration in the Menomonee Valley on April 14 (aka 4/14). Be sure to visit H-DMuseum.com to get reduced rate H-D Museum tickets at $4.14 – only available online – to join the celebration! And then make a day of it with stops at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop, both of which are proud to feature Milwaukee-made gear, food, drink and fun. And don’t worry; the H-D Museum™ campus will be open late so you can celebrate until 8 p.m. But that’s not the only party coming to campus in April. Extend your Earth Day celebration and feel good while doing good. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proudly hosting its 27th Annual Spring River Cleanup on April 23 when nearly 4,000 volunteers join together to pick up trash, get outdoors and help to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers. As a thank you, Rock the Green brings it 11th Annual (FREE) Earth Day Celebration to the H-D Museum grounds. The zero-waste celebration features: A live concert on the famous pedal-powered stage with indie-folk band, Bendigo Fletcher, and Milwaukee’s very own V FUNK; tasty sustainable fare and local beer for purchase from MOTOR, and so much more. Speaking of MOTOR, the famous Sunday Bloody Mary Bar returns April 3. Finally, on Easter Sunday on April 17, enjoy tasty brunch items like Five-Spice Bacon and Smashed Avocado Toast, Pork Shoulder Breakfast Burrito Bowls, and Huevo Rancheros with Chorizo and Salsa Verde from 10 a.m. –
Contributions American women make to the firearm and ammunition industry – past, present and future by Larry Keane from www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com March is Women’s History Month and there’s no better opportunity to celebrate the contributions American women make to the firearm and ammunition industry – past, present and future. Women have accounted for 40 percent of firearm sales over the past two years. Click Here to read this Feature Article on Bikernet.com Check Out our “Celebrate Women” section – Click Here
Mr. Big Candy Finds Motorcycle Nirvana by Bandit I worked with Mike and his wife Patty for about 40 years covering his restorations, working with him on project bikes such as the Dicey Knucklehead which I still have. Hell, I made a deal to retrieve a Panhead from a brother partially because it held a Linkert Carb rebuilt by Mike Egan. I owned a 1931 VL for 25 or so years, which was owned by Lou Kimzey, the original Publisher and Editor of Easyriders Magazine. It was restored by Mike Egan, and I was offered the matching sidecar, which I mistakenly turned down. As Mike would say, “It’s worth Big Candy.” CLICK HERE To Read this Feature on a Legendary Personality in Motorcycle Industry. Join the Cantina – Click Here to Subscribe & Support Motorcycling Legacy of America
Vintage Motorcycle Racing at Its Best! Photos and text by Rogue Inspired by early 20th century board-track races the Sons Of Speed Race has motorcycles that are direct drive meaning no clutch or transmission (when the engine is running the rear wheel is turning) in what is called the 61 classes. Early 61s are the older and slower 61 cubic inch boardtrack racers Hot 61s are the faster 61-cubic-inch boardtrack racers 45 Shoot Out are the 45-cubic-inch flathead racers. CLICK HERE To Read this Photo Feature Article on Bikernet.com Join the Cantina for more – click here to Subscribe Today