The world’s local bank or not, but I love the scenario that HSBC imagines for making their own commercial. A world in which Harley-Davidson is the number one mean of transportation is probably every rider’s dream and if it can’t be made reality at least it brings your pc’s screen to live.
Having first tested the European market with the all-new 2008 DN-01, Honda now made public the fact of selling their futuristic model in the United States for 2009. The news was anticipated by the motorcycle press and surrounded by a fair share of controversy as the motorcycle buyer in the U.S. is more into the classic style rather than the one that the still strange looking bike tries to implement.
Addressed to people translating from cars to motorcycles, the Honda DN-01 makes riding easy for the respective category of riders. It is all due to the ingenious combination between a fully automatic transmission, a low seat and intriguing design.
Accommodated in an upright riding position and without the worry of shifting gears, a DN-01 rider can fully benefit of the 680cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve SOHC 52° V-twin’s performance. The engine is fed through a PGM-FI (programmed digital fuel injection) system, complementing perfectly for the lack of gears. Ok, so it isn’t just a combination between a cruiser and a sport bike, it has similar features to a state of the art maxi scooter.
With figures such as 60 bhp and 47 lb/ft, the bike won’t be hard to get accustomed with on the newly penetrated market, but it is expected to take its time until depleting stocks.
Two colors will be available for it in 2009: Black and Candy Dark Red under a $14,599 MSRP.
The revamped American maker will inaugurate on the 4th of October its first modern day showroom in Lowell, close to the plant where the bikes are being produced. Indian plans on sharing the joy of opening the Indian Motorcycle Charlotte with fans so they will be invited on a tour of the nearby factory (Battleground Road in Kings Mountain) and be offered food, refreshments and music from Swampdawamp as well as special music guest Cottonmouth. Make sure to be there at 1pm. The company’s show trailer will be brought to the event.
On next year’s Chiefs, Indian retains the classic design, but brings great touches of modernity such as the electronic fuel injection on the 105 cubic inch V-Twin engine that produces 100 lb-ft of torque. Easy to develop soft spots for and an Indian emblem, the white wall tires are nicely contoured by sweeping fenders while the unique pin striping and studded saddle define Indian Motorcycles.
Interacting with people that are passionate about Harley-Davidson motorcycles and staying up to date with the latest ads of the legendary maker can now be made on the Harley-Davidson Youtube channel. Practically a section of the notorious YouTube, the new channel is a more attractive as well as interactive thanks to the heavy feedback.
So if you’re a Harely-Davidson fan, THIS would be the first page you’ll be accessing from the office early in the morning.
Now I can understand that even caveman are passionate about Geico motorcycles and motorcycle insurance is indeed money saving, but why leave the two chicks without a piece of the action? That’s beyond my modern day thinking. What, did their car get awful mpg or something?
You’d think that you have heard it all. Biker gangs are normal, and have been in existence since mankind started riding motorcycles. We’ve also seen more and more preachers taking to their Harleys. But nuns?
Yes, there is an order within the Church that has nuns on bikes. They don’t ride them though. The motorcycles belong to the Muskegon Motorcycle Gang, and when they visit Milwaukee, the place they stay is with the honorary members of their motorcycle club; the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida.
The sisters have provided shelter to the motorcycle club, and in return, the club have taken them for rides and made them members.
The “affair” started during Harley-Davidson’s 100th birthday bash. The MMG couldn’t find a place to stay, and turned to the nuns, who willingly hosted them. Since then, the club has kept in contact with the Sisters, and for the 105th birthday bash, they stayed with the Order again.
A love affair on on first sight? Ride Nice, Pray Hard....
Among the top models found in the 2009 Victory lineup are the Kingpin and Kingpin Tour, the only classic cruisers built by the new American bike manufacturer. Their clear purpose is to counteract Harley-Davidson and its infinite success, not by copying it, but by introducing a whole new concept of freeway motorcycles.
Who said that being a model photographer is easy and enjoyable? How about these “professionals” from Miami, Florida who try to get the best out of this lame excuse for a model. And wait to hear what she has to say at the end of the 4 minutes video (probably 10 minutes photo session). Stay away from the bike… you’re making it look ugly and fat!
A more appropriate title for this video would be “Everything about Boss Hoss Motorcycles and Trikes straight from the source”, but that’s a little too long so we’ll simply say here that Rad Hunsley explains the benefits and features of the Boss Hoss product.
Here are the answers to the most frequent questions about this bike.