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Motorcycle Streamliner: My Life in the Fastest Lane

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by Keith R. Ball with photos from the book

This book is amazing because Denis’s life, always seeking the Fastest Lane was and is incredible. For Bonneville enthusiasts, this book is a must read.

Not only does it tell the trying stories around precarious run attempts, but it points out every pitfall to success on the salt. Denis also goes into detail concerning mechanical, aerodynamic, component and team difficulties.

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Dennis Sanfilippo has passed away

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by Rogue

Mr Lucky is Gone

It is with great sadness that I write about the passing of Dennis Sanfelipo. He affected so many people’s lives, mine included. So many stories, but too many write here. More as time goes on.

Celebration Of Life For Dennis Sanfilippo
Saturday December 17th 2-6 PM
Old Corner Saloon
574 Main St. Copperopolis CA 95228

Click here to know more. Our condolences to all his friends and family.

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May you ride free forever

Riding Free since 1996

Craft and Punishment

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A Tale of Twisted Fates of Artisans

Deus Ex Machina was arguably the most popular and most impressive global brand for custom built motorcycles.

Deus Ex Machina was built upon the development and creation of custom motorcycles. A clothing line got added for those fans of the brand who found it more satisfactory to order a Deus tee-shirt. This motorbike brand is now a luxury apparel handling the biggest names in fashion, peddling dreams to people, nay, to the masses.

“Deus Ex Machina makes high-end motorcycles and loses money on each one” announced the newspapers.

“That’s why we make clothing,” said Deus founder and owner Dare Jennings in that news report. “Otherwise, we’d go broke.”

How could this be true? Why would one of the most successful and iconic custom motorcycle brand of the 21st century lose thousands of dollars on every bike they sell?

CLICK HERE To Read this Photo Feature Profile of Deus Ex Machina.

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Neighborhood x Harley-Davidson Collaboration

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Neighborhood x Harley-Davidson Collaborate on Limited Moto Culture Inspired Apparel Collection

MILWAUKEE and TOKYO (November 16, 2022) – Legendary motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson and renowned streetwear brand Neighborhood have teamed up for a limited collaboration launching on November 19, 2022.

Neighborhood, started in 1994 in Tokyo, Japan, was originally conceived as part of founder Shinsuke Takizawa’s motorcycle enthusiast interests. Neighborhood’s mix of luxury construction standards, and classic utilitarian and subculture aesthetics made the brand a cornerstone of modern streetwear. With shared interests in motorcycling and focus on craftsmanship, Neighborhood x Harley-Davidson is the new iconic duo.

The collaboration fuses the heritage logos of both brands in motorcycle culture inspired style with the perfect touch of streetwear ease and comfort. Comprised of sweatshirts, longsleeve and shortsleeve t-shirts, a lightweight racing jacket and a handful of accessories (hats, mug and sticker pack), each style features both brands’ logos with lightening graphic details and skeletons.

The Neighborhood® x Harley-Davidson® collection launches November 19th at neighborhood.jp and h-d.com/neighborhood, as well as at ComplexCon in Long Beach, CA where the brands will have a collaborative space Nov. 19-20.

Highlights from the collection include:

NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Racing Jacket

Signature style at every turn starts with the NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Racing Jacket. It’s crafted from a durable, high-density cut of SOLOTEX® polyester twill with an anti-static polyester taffeta lining. This classic, race-inspired silhouette features a snap-tab stand collar, rib-knitting for added comfort and wearability, and front hand-warmer pockets with a secure zipper closure. It’s adorned with a bold skeleton appliqué plus branding that honors these two icons.

NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Pullover Hoodie

Winning legends unite on our NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Pullover Hoodie. This relaxed fit is made from a cozy cut of dry-touch cotton jersey with hoodie favorites like a lined drawstring hood and a roomy kangaroo pocket. Finished with Harley-Davidson’s #1 Logo created to celebrate its 1969 AMA Grand National Championship season title on front, and its iconic Bar & Shield logo on back.

NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Lightning Bolt T-Shirt

Harness the raw power of nature and the open road in this NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Lightning Bolt T-Shirt. Crafted from heavyweight all-cotton jersey for longwearing comfort and durability with a rib-knit neckline to help keep its shape. Its signature look features electrifying lightning graphics coupled with branding from two forces to be reckoned with in the fashion and motorcycling industries.

NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Skull T-Shirt

The essence of motorcycling and streetwear style comes alive on the NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Skull T-Shirt. Crafted from breathable cotton jersey for all-day comfort with a rib-knit neckline to help keep its shape. Its graphics display a unique mix that pays tribute to Harley’s storied history, complete with a replica of our 1930s Silver Wing patch that appeared on racing caps and jerseys. The shirt also showcases NEIGHBORHOOD’s “Craft with Pride” tagline and origin of this fashion vanguard in modern Japanese culture.

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Top 10 Exclusive Bike Makers

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Come see the best of the best exclusive, expensive, custom bike makers in the world!
by Jean-Luc Maire from https://www.topspeed.com/

The idea of a motorcycle is a customization of the previous generation’s pedal bikes, allowing riders to have the latest innovations on their chosen platform. Custom bike makers and modders have allowed riders to customize the bike to their liking. These are the most popular options for custom motorcycles on the market today.

NYC Norton
This body shop specializes in the hipster trend, like the Norton Commando Cafe Racer. Each bike is built to order, including engine work, reliability modifications, and high-performance tuning.

Deus Ex Machina
Deus Ex Machina Customs approaches the custom bike owner differently, focusing mainly on gearheads and hobbyists interested in mirroring their custom designs.

Diamond Atelier
As you can see on the shop’s landing page, Diamond Atelier Motorcycles exudes quality and refined style; These designs are reminiscent of James Bond in their style and taste for high-dollar add-ons.

LC Fabrications
Long gone are the days of custom metal fabrication courses in the local high school and blacksmiths in the auto shops of America. LC Fabrication fights against this grain in its business model. With modern CNC operating procedures, classic metal fabrication, and their specialty in steelworking, the company forms hair-brained designs according to the designer’s imagination.

Down and Out Cafe Racers
The cafe racer is a beautiful excuse to buy that broken-down CB750 sitting in your neighbor’s garage. Although most cafe racer builds end in a Sold As Is purchase and a sale at a loss, this shop seeks to revive the category and maintain its momentum in pop culture.

Lowbrow Customs
Why don’t we, as motorcyclists have the same options for customization as our other 2-wheeled friends, the bicyclists? Wouldn’t it be great to have a one-stop shop where you could get anything you needed for a bike rebuild, including Frame, Engine, and Tanks? Look no further; Lowbrow has you covered. Well known for its part selection and customization guides, Lowbrow is a playground for the engineer-minded rider seeking elevated styling.

Deus Ex Machina The Drover Dog 2009

Death Machines of London
As a surprise to most of us, this team does not craft custom Guillotines in its assembly shop. Although just as dangerous to some, their motorcycles seem much more impressive. The owner of Death Machines of London was introduced to motorcycling at a young age and always had an affinity for customizing stock products to fit his specifications.

Rough Crafts
When you walked into the salesroom of your local motorcycle dealer and picked out your current bike, I’m sure some features stood out to you and sold you on purchasing the bike. Over time the design becomes boring and needs a quick refresher for the rider to feel special once more. Rough Crafts is here to assist you in the process. Their ideology is elevating the stock bike with high-quality custom parts, namely in the cruiser segment of the industry.

Classified Moto
Classified Moto is a clear favorite for the team here at TopSpeed. We have mentioned their build for the Walking Dead and Daryl Dixon’s bike on various occasions. With their minimalist styling and unique approach to upgrading the various stock bikes they work with (everything from the Triumph Daytona to the FZ09 (and usually a melding of multiple cycles), they stand out in the various showings of their projects.

Arch Motorcycles
We saved the best for last, and Arch is no stranger to praise and acknowledgment. It all started when Keanu Reeves approached his friend and custom bike maker, Gard Hollinger, on a custom Harley-Davidson design to bring his cruiser into a more high-performance bike. With some onlookers’ praise for the project, they decided to take their plans to market. Their most famous motorcycle, the KRGT-1, opened up a new segment to the cyberpunk performance V Twin Engine Category. The 1S bike pushes the company toward the sport bike genre with a more aggressive lean angle and sleeker design. Our favorite is Method 143, seemingly an art piece on wheels and ferocious. It has the most attractive rear fairing on any bike we have seen. The team custom fabricates most of the parts in their shop according to the customer’s design ideas and material specifications. Manufactured in the LA facility, this bike is intended to be a premium option for the KRGT-1 Customer.

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Latest “Chopper Charlie” story by Bandit

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short fenders and temptation of the road will leave trail marks on your life forever

by K. Randall “Bandit” Ball

“Chopper Charlie was in a jam, he knew it. He stepped into too many dark alleys with the wrong guys. He told his old lady to pack everything she owned into her Buick Roadmaster station wagon and get ready to split.

Melanie did as she was told. A tiny, bubbly thing, as cute as a button, she stood by her man unless another man came along. Charlie wasn’t a big guy, maybe 5’8” but he curled 50-pound dumbbells and bench-pressed over 300 pounds. With skinny legs, tight biceps and a barrel chest, he worked in the back of a notorious bike shop run by a four-man 1%er club called the Question Marks. “

Click to Read this latest adventure in “Why We Chop Series: Daytona Charlie”

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Flashbacks & Giant Memory Cards

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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.

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New Petrol Motorcycles still getting launched in India?

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A motorcycle major has launched a new model to compete in mid-segment motorcycles below 750cc.

Even as Electric two-wheeler and four-wheeler demands keep increasing, why would people still want some ICE engines?

How & why global net zero emissions and electrified vehicles cannot be achieved as simply as signing international agreements? Apart from few options to generate electricity, its not really developing nations’ vehicles that consume most fuel.

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Editor’s Note: Views expressed or reported in the Article are those of the author alone.

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Savings for Dad from WindVest

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Happy Father’s Day

WindVest Motorcycle Products wants to pass on the savings for your Dad!! Take 20% Off on all in stock items now until June 24th.

WindVest fits a variety of motorcycles from Harley to Honda and many in between.

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