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J&P Cycles founder John Parham passes

Pickerington, Ohio—AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member John Parham, who founded J&P Cycles and the National Motorcycle Museum, passed away on April 20 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 62. “The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the Parham family and to the many friends John made over the years,” said AMA President and CEO Rob ...

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Harley-Davidson support class added to the Springfield Mile

Springfield, Ill., April 19— Kiesow Racing is pleased to announce the addition of a Harley-Davidson support class for round 6 of the American Flat Track series at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 28. The support class will provide up-and-coming talent from the AFT Singles class with a chance to ride the legendary Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile on the most ...

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Paul Yaffe’s retrospective exhibit a big hit at Arizona Bike Week

Phoenix, Ariz.—A retrospective exhibit celebrating legendary custom motorcycle builder Paul Yaffe’s storied career was on display at the Legends Pavilion for the duration of Arizona Bike Week 2017. Sponsored by Chuck Franklin Law, Yaffe Through the Years showcased 19 of the most spectacular bikes that Paul has created during his 26 years in the bike building and custom parts business. Tens of thousands of ...

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Tucker Rocky adds Cardo Scala Rider FREECOM series

Fort Worth, TX, April 17—Tucker Rocky is pleased to announce the addition of the Cardo Scala Rider FREECOM 1 (P/N 210680), FREECOM 2 (P/Ns 210681 and 210682) and FREECOM 4 (P/Ns 210683 and 210684) to their extensive line of communication products. The FREECOM Series is the newest members of the well-acclaimed Scala Rider series and provides motorcyclists with the latest ...

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Harley-Davidson releases first quarter 2017 results


Milwaukee, April 18—Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) first-quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased 22.8 percent to $1.05 compared to $1.36 in the same period of 2016. First quarter net income was $186.4 million on consolidated revenue of $1.50 billion versus net income of $250.5 million on consolidated revenue of $1.75 billion in the first quarter of last year. “First quarter U.S. retail sales were ...

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Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum announces partnership with Harley-Davidson

New York, April 13—Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, created to honor the father of American old school tattooing, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, has aligned with the iconic, American Harley-Davidson Motor Company for a multi-year partnership. To commemorate the kick-off of the partnership, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will be unveiling a series of twenty-two customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles designed by high profile artists ...

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AIMExpo names Brittney Olsen Custom Culture ambassador


Irvine, Calif., April 12, 2017—The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (AIMExpo) announced the return of the highly popular Custom Culture Pavilion to the 2017 show, taking place this September 21–24 from the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Custom Culture at AIMExpo is designed to attract young enthusiasts and provide an exhibit area for aftermarket manufacturers of ...

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Mama Tried Motorcycle Show: Stoking the fire

Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 16–19—Dragging luggage through the Milwaukee airport gives one a giggle while passing through the designated “recombobulation area,” past the cheese-wedge hats, Harley-Davidson boutique and right on out the front door to the biggest motorcycle mecca in all the world. While bikers might be a minority anywhere else on the planet, we are certainly not so in Milwaukee, ...

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Record auction for historic bike marks start of Sturgis Motorcycle Museum fundraising

Sturgis, S.D., April 10—On a weekend when a historic motorcycle was auctioned for half a million dollars, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum hosted the first of its regional fundraisers for the 2017 Hall of Fame. A collection of high rollers and motorcycle history buffs contributed to the worthy cause of preserving the history of motorcycling and honoring those who have had ...

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Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame inducts Dave Nichols

Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced Dave Nichols as an inductee into the 2017 class. An avid motorcyclist since the age of 15, Dave is the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 currently overseeing ten automotive, motorcycle and tattoo-related magazine titles for Paisano Publications. Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, a 26 episode motorcycle-related ...

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