‘World’s first’ cargo Two-Wheeler aims to be a disruptor in logistics After around 6 years of development work, an electric scooter designed to be a cargo carrier, is gearing up for commercial production. Customer trials of this EV, by a Pune city, India, start-up, have begun, and its market introduction is expected during the first half of this year. Two-wheelers including scooters, motorcycles, mopeds and even bicycles are commonly seen on India’s roads, delivering everything from groceries, medicines, restaurant orders to online orders from the top ecommerce websites. Most private courier delivery companies also empoy two-wheelers. These vehicles work for B2B as well as B2C sectors. City traffic will always spot these buzzing around trying to get ahead to make maximum deliveries per day. So it is not a rural trend at all, though that’s the fastest growing market for two-wheelers. Fleet management concept includes a fleet of two-wheelers by entrepreneurs who take up franchises for making deliveries.
by Bandit, John, Frank R.I.P. and Lee Clemens with photos by Weed We Started with Box of Parts and Pieces A friend, the notorious Deadwood John, called recently about his 1960 Panhead roller project, sort of a basket case on wheels. The engine still remained in the frame and a glide front end was in place, but not much else. He wrote to Ron the shop owner in Alaska and said, “What about the transmission?” Ron who ran this shop for 40 years was an old friend. Semi-retired he was willing to help with all aspects of the build, so he sent John a box of transmission parts. John tried to hand it to his engine rebuilder who rightfully turned him down. I’ve been around 4-speed transmissions for 50 years and rebuilt one in 1971. Kinda fucked it up but made it right. Click here to read this photo feature Tech only on Bikernet.com * * * * See more Tech and Tricks at our dedicated Tech Department with feature articles and photos. Click here and start rebuilding.
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
with inputs from www.bmwmotorcycles.com Appearance: Bagger. Comfort: touring motorcycle. Personality: custom factory hot rod. It is driven by the powerful big boxer engine. Ride it and every country road turns into Route 66. Its style is black and matte – that’s what joy can look like. At least for those who bring #SoulFuel to life. Bagger outline, dragster seat and mini ape-hanger demonstrate that this is not an ordinary bike. Want even more rock ‘n’ roll? The bike is ready for customizing. All you need to do is own it! Character: independent This extroverted bike does not conform. It stands out despite its dark colors. Or precisely because of them. The three versions emphasize its different facets. You like doing your own thing? Take it to another level with customizing. More than a bike – your statement The iconic front with round LED headlight and 21-inch cast aluminum wheel leads the way towards the horizon. You casually grip the mini ape-hanger and rest your feet on the standard footboards, while the dragster seat gives you support on long tours. The elongated bagger outline flows straight to the stylish rear end, featuring hard-shell cases. This bike is an eye-catcher. Unmistakable: the unique boxer sound from the striking, dark chrome rear exhaust. Your bike, your rules Lend the R 18 Roctane your unique character. We offer a range of optional accessories, such as the Filler Panels or the Machined series by Roland Sands Design. A single seat is available for solo riders. Take customizing even further. There are no limits to your ideas. Everything under your control Numerous assistance systems make sure that you always have your bike under control. These include Automatic Stability Control (ASC), engine drag torque control (MSR) as well as optional Hill Start Control and reverse. Your three
When: MARCH 24-26, 2023 Where: Buffalo Convention Center What: The Largest Indoor Custom Car and Motorcycle Show this side of New York Recently added! Martin Biron (Saturday March 25 1:00pm – 2:30pm) Rob Ray (Sunday March 26 12:00pm – 1:30pm) Rick Jeanneret (Sunday March 26 12:00pm – 1:30pm) The Buffalo Motorama – This Weekend! Friday March 24 / Saturday March 25 / Sunday March 26, 2023 On March 24-26, 2023 the Buffalo Convention Center in Buffalo New York will host the Buffalo Motorama, the largest indoor custom car and motorcycle show this side of New York. 2023 marks our 11th year showcasing some of the best vehicles, vendors, and something for the entire family to enjoy. For up-to-date information on the show, features, and more, visit our website www.BuffaloMotorama.com Like our Facebook page to be eligible for prizes and contests www.facebook.com/buffalomotorama Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-222-2590 for more information Purchase your presale Discount Tickets now! FREE Event Poster with ticket presale purchase Purchase your 2023 Buffalo Motorama pre-sale tickets online and get a FREE Limited Edition Buffalo Motorama event poster with each ticket purchase. CLICK HERE TO Purchase Buffalo Motorama Tickets Today Purchase Buffalo Motorama Merch. Limited quantities of shirts available. Shirts, hoodies, hats, and more available. * * * * * * * * * * * * Never miss the buzz while making a beeline !!! Click & know more about Bikernet’s Free Weekly Newsletter
Track Day x February 5th @ Fox Raceway We are so excited to finally bring back our annual track day at our home track, Fox Raceway in Pala, CA. This event is for the entire fam and there is no event sign up or extra cost to attend other than the track fee you pay upon arrival if riding. But hey.. we got so many deets, let’s go ahead and dive into it Want more info on the track and camping options? Tap HERE Fox Raceway opens at 8AM and first ladies only moto starts at 9:00AM sharp on the vet track. At the top of the hour, ladies only (15+ up) will have 30 min motos on the vet track which will flow like this… Regulated Ladies Only Moto Times on Vet Track 9AM-9:30AM 10:00AM-10:30AM 11:00AM-11:30AM 12PM-12:30PM 1PM-1:30PM 2PM-2:30PM 3PM-3:30PM In between those times above, anyone can ride the track (including dads and dudes). Rider under 15 & true beginners who are learning the clutch and brake should stay on the kids track only. Track Fees Rider fee at gate $20 for 65cc and under & $30 for 85cc and bigger Spectators are free Fun Stuff Free Husqvarna demos on the 2023 models (can you smell the 2 stroke?!) for the ladies on a private husky only track (85, 125, 250s) AEO Powersports on site checking your sag and high fiving Free Husqvarna x Stacyc demos for all kids (bring your own gear + helmet etc.) in a private secure area Free USMCA coaching on site provided by Husqvarna for the ladies that are new to moto (perfect for ladies who have never ridden before or have had limited seat time) Free USMCA coaching for the kids on the closed Stacyc area Hospitality + snacks and coffee provided by
by K. Randall Ball with Illustrations from George Fleming, Atomic Bob, Hal Robinson Dick Allen Joey Bunch woke with a start. He rode an old ’69 Sportster XLCH with a magneto. It took him a few minutes of kicking to get it started on the cool morning. But then he blazed through the back streets of Venice, California, just west of downtown Los Angeles toward the designated meeting spot. Through one trash strewn alley after another he darted, making his way to the freeway. A confused kid, he watched his neighborhood deteriorate as more illegals, homeless and drug addicts filled the streets. He didn’t dare leave his vintage Sportster in full view of street traffic. It would be ripped-off in a hot second. Click Here to read this 100th episode in the Bandit’s Cantina series. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Rocking On Requires Some Rolling by Wayfarer Sound has more impact on life than we know or credit it for. Sound is not just significant to humans but many lifeforms. We now have turned sound to music. W have a whole range of music genres to choose from – for entertainment, for ‘edu-taiment’ of kids, for relaxing, for hitting the gym, for romantic night dinners, for wild parties and more. In this article, there are also a few examples offered of some myths & inspirations from iconic Rock group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ music & songs. Often people assume meanings of songs based on lyrics, music style or other socio-cultural information from the period when a song first appeared. CLICK HERE to read this Exclusive Feature Article only on Bikernet.com Gear up & ride to your next Wild Biker Party – Click to checkout the all-new 5-Ball Racing Shop
FIRST OFFICIAL BTR FLAT TRACK FULL-GRID, JOHNNY LEWIS DEBUTS NEW CHASSIS AT I-70 HALF-MILE Jaycee Jones fires first shot of 2022 BUILD. TRAIN. RACE. Flat Track, Moto Anatomy X takes next step in Royal Enfield Twins FT evolution Milwaukee, WI (Monday, April 25, 2022) – The Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. Flat Track program held its first full-grid race of the 2022 season at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, where seven returning riders and eight new faces took to the track. The larger field of racers combined with a new American Flat Track venue and some wild weather conditions created a whole new race dynamic, but in the end, there was a familiar face atop the podium—Jaycee Jones topped the first 2022 BTR Flat Track race featuring the full roster, storming to victory ahead of newcomer Zaria Martens and BTR veteran Jillian Deschenes. The women of BTR Flat Track were looking forward to a test day I-70 Motorsports Park as a final test-and-tune session ahead of the season. But due to strong winds and track equipment issues, the program was abbreviated, only leaving the women with two test sessions. From there it was trial by fire as the BTR Flat Track field took to the grid for the first official round of the season (following the “BTR Select” exhibition at the Volusia Half Mile). Jaycee Jones led the way from start to finish, never relinquishing control of the eight-lap race. Behind her, the battle to watch was between Zaria Martens and Jillian Deschenes. The two dueled throughout the race, much to the Missouri crowd’s delight, with 18-year-old Martens besting veteran BTR racer Deschenes at the checkered flag. “It was flawless racing by all 15 BTR Flat Track women, and a great start to the season,” said Breeann Poland, Marketing
The Brothers and Girls Ride Out for a High-Stakes Poker Game By Gearhead with help from Bandit The story starts with Bandit telling me about a big card game in the Badlands of South Dakota. We were drinking one night down the street from the Cantina getting about half lit. He drank Jack on the rocks, and I was drinking Beam. The only thing left was to break open a bottle of Old Grand Dad and we would have a song. He mentioned making a run to Deadwood for this big poker tournament. It was by invite only and he had one. I asked him about the tournament, while the music on the jukebox in the background was, “I drink alone,” by Lonesome George. He told me you need references and a wad of cash that could choke an elephant –a big fuckin’ bank roll. Two things my Uncle Geno told me was: family first and never cross a 1%er. I would back Bandit. Chcek out the Two-Wheeled Tales and Motorcycle Mystique at Bikernet.com Click Here to Read Gearhead’s Adventure in Deadwood. Join the Cantina for more – including entire Novels. Subscribe Today ! https://www.bikernet.com/pages/custom/subscription.aspx