Harley-Davidson motorcycles

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Harley-Davidson enthusiast and Johnny Cash fan Julian Grindall commissioned Shaw Speed and Custom Shop to build him what he calls the “Get Rhythm” motorcycle, which is actually a tribute to Johnny Cash.

Talking about his inspiration source, Grindall said: "For me & the creation of a Johnny Cash tribute bike was quiet simple, the love of motorcycles especially Harley-Davidson and the music of an iconic performer & song writer."

Dubbed the Johnny Cash bike, this custom is based on a 2004 Harley-Davidson Nightrain and it features a multitude of PM parts such as the wheels, Phatail kit and controls, just to mention a few. It also received an RSD Vintage seat and gas tank after being significantly lowered in a successful attempt to make it look sleeker.

The custom paintjob was signed by Image Design and although black is the dominating color this is surely one bike that won’t pass unnoticed, but we just can’t see what makes it a tribute to Johnny Cash apart from “the title of the bike “Get Rhythm” was an obvious choice. This great song of Johnnies describing the rhythm of the shoe shine boy betting the blues and the rhythm of the Harley V twin, perfect.”

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Harley-Davidson has just launched a limited edition run of the CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide for 2010 and their goal is to drift away from the self-created stylistical patterns. A simple look at their new high-end model is enough to see that chrome is almost completely absent. Instead, H-D uses no less than 185 unique black parts, components and accessories, not to mention the Crimson Mist Black / Dark Slate and Flame graphics base color.

Those expecting an all-new model must find that this is not the case. The bike is exclusive, but remains a Black version of the standard CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide. It is powered by the same Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine displacing 1803cc, developing 115 pound-feet of torque and mated to the same six-speed Cruise Drive transmission. As expected, the massive powerplant features both black and chrome.

Touring goodies such as a 160-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon, CB and intercom, passenger audio with controls, cruise control and standard XM Radio as well as a Garmin Road Tech zūmo 660 GPS unit make life on board much more pleasurable.

The only sad part about this model is the fact that it is limited to 999 units and has an MSRP of $36,499. Read the full press release and enjoy the picture gallery after the jump.

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Harley-Davidson has today revealed their latest “all-new” motorcycle that they add to the 2010 Sportster 1200 lineup, the Forty-Eight. While the bike gets the consecrated H-D air-cooled Evolution 1200 engine and five-speed transmission, Sportster fans will most likely be attracted by the radical new stylistic approach, meaning low profile custom handlebar with under-mounted mirrors, a shorty-style front mudguard and a cut-down rear one, both being wrapped around 16” fat, 150-section tires. The solo seat is positioned at only 26 inches from the ground and we also like the fact that the ’48 features a multitude of blacked-out components. Starting at $10,499 in black, the latest Sportster 1200 qualifies as an entry-level H-D with high-end finishing touches. Also, there’s an abundance of options, including a pillion seat kit, but find out more in the press release after the jump.

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It may seem like we’ve uploaded the wrong pictures for this post, but we’ve checked it twice and this is what CGI designer Miguel Cotto imagines when thinking at the “original Harley look” 10 years from now. This sportsbike featuring hubless wheels, apparently an air-cooled engine and plenty other nonsense to think at when saying Harley-Davidson, qualifies as 2010’s most implausible concept bike.

Simply take a look at what the Milwaukee-based company was producing 10 years ago and you won’t be that far off if thinking they’ll stick to that in the future as well.

Source: visordown
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At last year’s end, the world had witnessed the first ever Harley successful backflip achieved on a modified XR1200 by our favorite Australians. While that premier was already impressive, the Aussies are now exploiting the bike’s full stunting potential and have recently established an unofficial world record for the world’s longest Harley jump, 157.6 feet. Also, they got their hands on a HD Sportster 883 and started looping it around in the globe of death, so it’s one crazy idea after the other in the minds of those who have turned the XR1200 into a record-breaking machine. Videos are attached after the jump.

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House of Thunder is a German custom motorcycle builder that brags to have built the world’s most expensive motorcycle. In fact, the bike is a customized Harley-Davidson Rocker , which sells together with a 45metre transoceanic yacht built by Sunrise Yachts. The package also includes a rescue-boat and two jet skis if that’s a relief when you’re a billionaire willing to spend 22.66 million U.S. dollars on toys.

The Harley-Davidson Rocker turned into the most expensive motorcycle ever features a cleaned-up frame, hand-fashioned fenders and fuel tank as well as foldable handlebar to ease entrance in the garage on the boat. The paintjob matches that of the boat.

Eric Vauth of House of Thunder: “We still will build our normal custom bikes for our customers, but this is a completely new market and we always welcome new impulses for markets yet unexplored.”

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Having celebrated International Female Ride Day in 2009 with events in Milwaukee and New York City, drawing hundreds of women riders from miles around, Harley-Davidson has come up with a video from the rides and interviews with some of the women riders that took part at the event.

In the upcoming year, women riders will again be celebrated the entire month of May, with a culmination of events in Milwaukee, Wis. on May 22-23. More information can be found on the women riders section of the official HD website, where registrations will also be made next year.

Source: masmoto
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Although this is not a veritable Harley-Davidson trike, it does stand out as a lame attempt of virtually anything considered to be a mean of transportation. It looks very comfortable, but still too silly for our taste.

P.S. I would really like to see the guy riding this tent motorcycle.

Source: motoblog
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Harley-Davidson is recalling 111,569 of their 2009-2010 touring motorcycles made between June 6, 2008, and Nov. 19, 2009 over a problem with front fuel tank mounts. Apparently, HD is concerned about the potential for leaked fuel to ignite after a front-end crash. We don’t know how much the major recall will cost, but we do know that this is not a good time for such a measure. Still, this is the responsible thing to do for the prestigious company. Hit the jump for the official details.

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Nobody has ever before attempted to backflip a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and when the idea finally struck, it did in two different heads, that of Kain Saul in Australia and Chuck Carothers in Prague. They both recently performed their backflips on Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles, meaning that both deserve our recognition and appreciation, despite the fact that the XR1200 used by Kain was specially-prepped for the job while Chuck’s much more rigid XR1200 threw him to the ground. See both videos after the jump.

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