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Harley Davidson commissioned these Street Rod Snow bikes

Harley Davidson commissioned these Street Rod Snow bikes

To haul riders around the Winter X Games

In its recent adventures, Harley Davidson has been seemingly busy with increasing involvement of snow and ice competition. Recently, the Milwaukee brand entered the Snowquake 2018, a snow dirt event in the Italian Alps, and then started the Snow Hill Climb, its own event at this year’s Winter X Games where riders drag up the hill on purpose-built Snow Hill Climb Sportsters.

For the same event, Harley came up with an ingenious idea and teamed up with Aaron and Shaun Guardado from Suicide Machine Company to build two snow bikes with skis and belts from a Street Rod 750. These bikes would act as safety vehicles for the event, and to haul athletes around between events.

Now that’s a phenomenon.

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Automatic transmission is on the prowl

Automatic transmission is on the prowl

And it is going to replace the manuals soon

Automatic vs. Manual has been a hot debate for the four-wheeler segment ever since the first automatic car was born in 1940 by General Motors’ Cadillac. And now, it seems like it will create similar situations in the two-wheeler segment as well. Or would it?

Honda has been at the forefront of new technology and has heavily invested into bringing automatic transmission to everyday motorcycles. It has been a pioneer in developing new forms of gear and clutch designs and is vying to change the dimensions of free riding, starting with the scooters all the way to the mighty Gold-Wing.

Every other major player has their own versions of the same having different acronyms but ultimately does the same job. It seems the manual transmission is well on its slide into obsolescence within the automotive world. And the ones responsible are these folks:

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The motorcycle hearse is a ride to HOG heaven [w/video]

The motorcycle hearse is a ride to HOG heaven [w/video]

Bikers who reach the end of the road usually have no regrets, except the fact that they didn’t get the chance to ride some more. That’s where the motorcycle hearse intervenes. Designed and built by Mike Price from Auckland, New Zealand, this is probably the coolest way for a person who has dedicated an entire life to the road to set off to his/her resting place.

Price is actually an automotive engineer, so when the idea came to mind, he wanted to do this the right and official way, meaning he asked Harley-Davidson to take a look at his project. They wanted a lengthy contract, so Price decided that the motorcycle hearse would be created by him during his spare time. Said and done. He did use a 1,350 cc H-D V-twin motor and made sure the hearse would be able to carry up to 440 lbs in between the wheels, where the coffin sits.

Because the bike had to be much longer than any standard Harley, it is now ridden by two persons and it is much safer this way. Also, a system of complex system of hydraulics helps stabilize the bike and once at the destination, the rig slides out with only a push of a button. Hit the jump for the videos.

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2020 Harley-Davidson hubless concept goes beyond untypical

2020 Harley-Davidson hubless concept goes beyond untypical

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.

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2020 Harley-Davidson concept motorcycle

2020 Harley-Davidson concept motorcycle

Now that Harley-Davidson is concentrating on its own brand after bringing Buell to a sad end of the road and planning to sell MV Agusta, we became even more interested in their future plans and came across a concept bike designed by Miguel Cotto. The interesting part about it is that, unlike the usual concept designs that we see nowadays, power comes from a high-revving 883cc engine claimed to retain the HD sound that drives bikers crazy about their bikes.

We like the hubless wheels and this concept HD motorcycle in general, but certainly can’t imagine a pack of highway wolfs getting their beards on this baby not even ten years from this day.

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2010 Harley-Davidson model range is American evolution at its best

2010 Harley-Davidson model range is American evolution at its best

Harley-Davidson has recently launched the 2010 model range featuring nine brand new models. This is the effect of the company now investing in the brand, despite poor sales. The expected result is to conquer the new generation and so bring a new wave of Harley buyers.

The new models address to all kinds of riders and benefit of Harley’s new plating process called "Midnight Pearl" and used to add a nice detail to components such as the headlight cover, timer and derby covers, fender strut covers found on the CVO Fat Bob.

While the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110ci V-Twin engine is supposed to get at least a 50bhp power increase, the rest of the models will get "slammed suspension," and many many options such as a “flame paint scheme,” "a larger front wheel," "a new tail light assembly," " a slimmed-down exhaust," "new paint schemes and styling details" as well as a "a low, light and lean extreme profile”.

Hit the jump to read the official press release.

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Concept Motorcycle that Harley-Davidson will never consider producing

Concept Motorcycle that Harley-Davidson will never consider producing

It finally happened! Someone thought at combining the looks of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with an electric motor and the result is definitely something that most fans of the American builder could enjoy as their future bad boy toy. But how does the name Harley-Davidson even stand next to words such as electric motor, green technology and so on? French designer Nicolas Petit is the man that made it possible and although the intention was to design the electric cruiser in the Milwaukee style, the first thing that prospects will ask for is the V-twin engine powering all present Harley-Davidson models and the only electric thing fitted on those is the starter. So that’s where the title comes from.

Called the Trunk, this concept bike is definitely appealing and the motor, which is enclosed in a rounded case, isn’t that bad either. The only problem is that the oddly named thing will never sound, vibrate and feel like a veritable Harley-Davidson motorcycle and that’s in contradiction with all that this manufacturer is all about.

Throughout history, Harley-Davidson proved it has the power adapt, but an electric motor will only power the company on its big cloud reserved in Heaven. Or is that just me?

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Are you obsessed with your motorcycle? Here's the cure!

Are you obsessed with your motorcycle? Here’s the cure!

For those of you who want the garage to look like you very own showroom, Harley-Davidson introduces bubble protection. It is like placing your motorcycle in a balloon only that it doesn’t take off, at least until the next Harley invention.

The bubble was created especially for Harley-Davidson motorcycles to fit in it, meaning that most other bikes are perfectly suitable to be bubbled up due to their fairly smaller dimensions. Why would someone do that, you ask? Well, don’t you ever go in your garage to admire the two-wheeled jewel? In that case you know that a simple transparent cover just doesn’t do the job.

The best of it is that the air compressor features an incorporated filter so that the air circulating inside the bubble is humidity and dust free, keeping your bike clean and preventing metal parts from rusting.

Five star accommodations for your bike require between $269 and $289
depending on the size.

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A five-seater Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be ridden at Milwaukee parade

A five-seater Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be ridden at Milwaukee parade

If you plan on riding to Milwaukee this weekend as thousands of riders are, you’ll be seeing one very special Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Built by Steve “Doc” Hopkins at his Harley dealership in Bonduel, the machine features five seats, as for the 105th anniversary. You can understand why it doesn’t feature 105 of them…

It has indeed been built at a dealership, but it isn’t new. In fact, the completely rebuilt engines (in a number of four) were manufactured in 1950 and had the lucky faith of being synced together on this amazing project. Even more amazing is the fact that its creation took only 17 days.

Expected to be ridden Saturday at the anniversary parade to Milwaukee’s lakefront, this Harley is expected to attract more than a few viewers.

Watch a video of it at: http://cbs13.com/video/?id=38320@kovr.dayport.com

By the way, all seats are taken.

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Harley-Davidson V2 Case Mod

Harley-Davidson V2 Case Mod

Some people are capable of doing anything if it is related to their pasions and knoledge.

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