Monday, April 30, 2007

Pictures from the Laughlin River Run

Members of the Cycle Trader team were in Laughlin, Nevada for the 25th Annual Laughlin River Run. Here are some digital photos they sent us.









You can read more about the Laughlin River Run at www.laughlinriverrun.com.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

25th Annual Laughlin River Run gets under way


The Kingman Daily Miner in Kingman, Arizona features a story on the 25th Annual Laughlin River Run.

Over 60,000 bikers are expected to attend the Laughlin River Run, which is described as the largest bike rally in the Western United States. The article features some history of the River Run that dates back to 1983.

Are you going to Laughlin River Run? Tell us about it and leave a comment.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The KillaCycle electric drag bike


Here are some pictures of the KillaCycle, an electric drag bike owned and designed by Bill Dube’.


Described as “giant cordless drill with wheels”, the 350 horsepower that drives the KillaCycle comes from 990 Lithium Ion cells, the same type of batteries that run your cell phone and laptop computer.

According to the KillaCycle website…

It is currently the quickest 1/4 mile electric drag bike in the world. Recently driver Scott Pollacheck did a record 8.168 second @ 155.78 MPH run at Firebird Raceway in Arizona.

Here is some video of the KillaCycle in action. Listen to the sound it makes as it takes off.



You can learn more about the KillaCycle at killacycle.com.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

25th Anniversary Laughlin River Run


The 25th Anniversary Laughlin River Run will be held April 25th – 29th in the town of Laughlin, Nevada, located just 100 miles south of Las Vegas on the banks of the majestic Colorado River.

This year’s River Run Concert Series features rock legends
ZZ Top plus The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Warrant, Johnny Lang and L.A. Guns.

Trade show exhibits are free to the public and feature displays from Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Victory,
Big Dog and many more.

The Laughlin River Run will also feature the latest custom accessories from distributors such as Drag Specialties, Performance Machine, S&S, Corbin, Legend Air Suspension, Patrick Racing, Jim’s, Vance & Hines, Arlen Ness and many including a large array of motorcycle life style apparel and accessories vendors.

In addition, many of the nation’s top bike builders such Arlen and Cory Ness, Russell Mitchell and Matt Hotch frequent the River Run.

For more information or to book room reservations or to purchase event passes or concert tickets, call 949 502-3434 or visit www.laughlinriverrun.com.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Diva Custom's Bike Show

On April 14, 2007, Diva Customs will be hosting their 2nd Annual “Diva’s Only” Bike Show to be held at the Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake, Virginia.

This much anticipated show features a “women’s only” bike show with all classes of bikes.

The “Diva’s Only” Bike Show will also feature special guests, including Hank Young of Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off Series.

For more information or sponsorships regarding this exciting event, go to www.DivaCustoms.com, or call (757) 428-DIVA (3482).

Friday, April 06, 2007

Running a motorcycle shop

The DesMoines Register features a story on the American Cycle motorcycle shop, owned by Arden and Stacy Baty.

The Batys are interviewed about their love of motorcycles and how they run their business.

Do you run a cycle shop? Tell us about it and leave a comment below.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Intel promotes new chips with custom bike from Orange County Choppers

Intel is celebrating 30 years of delivering embedded computing products with an Intel-themed embedded technology-based motorcycle by Orange County Choppers.

The Intel motorcycle is more than just pretty metal and paint. According to the Intel site...

"The breakthrough performance and power efficiency that characterize the industry's first quad-core processors for embedded are as unmistakable as the raw power of the four cylinders of the Intel Chopper's quad engine," said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Embedded and Communications Group. "This 250-horsepower chopper – designed using quad-core Intel computers – is more than just a mechanical powerhouse; it's also a marvel of embedded technology with an ultra-mobile PC powering fingerprint recognition for security and a digital dashboard with ignition control, digital gauges, cameras that replace rear-view mirrors, integrated audio and video systems, GPS navigation and wireless connectivity."


Get a better look at the features of the Intel bike by clicking the image below or visit the official Intel site.

What do you think of the Intel bike? Is this a preview of the motorcycle of the future? What type of high-tech gear would you like to see motorcycles have? Leave a comment and tell us.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Rucker Performance introduces new Superform Aluminum gas tanks

SeatbeltHere is an image of new Superform Aluminum gas tanks offered by Rucker Performance.

Rucker Performance has partnered with Superform USA to introduce a patented process and distribute innovative aluminum motorcycle gas tanks.

According to Rucker Performance, Superform USA has patented a new aluminum tank used in the Rucker Performance Assassin production model.

The superplastic forming process of the aluminum can be tailored to particular shapes and formed in a range of alloys. The process and tanks do not exist anywhere else in the V-Twin motorcycle industry.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Is China poised to be a force in the motorcycle industry?

The Kneeslider features a story on the growing Chinese motorcycle industry. Chinese motorcycle manufacturers are just getting started in the United States, seeking dealers and customers for their brands.

Questions remain about the quality and warranties behind Chinese bikes. While early opinions are forming, riders and manufacturers are certain China will be a force to be reckoned with in the cycle industry.

Have you tried any of the new Chinese bikes? What did you think? Post a comment and let us know.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Harley-Davidson's "Build Yours" ads make a big impression

You may have seen ads for Harley-Davidson's "Build Yours" campaign, featuring images of people made from motorcycle parts.

The ads were made by taking motorcycle parts and arranging them on a giant floor, creating a portrait of each Harley rider.

Jeff Henshaw's Hog Blog features images and thoughts on the campaign.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Are you ready for the Can-Am Spyder Roadster?

Can-Am Spyder Roadster
The new Can-Am Spyder Roadster will hit the road later this year. Wisconsin is among the 12 states receiving the first models.

The Milwaukee Journal sentinel offers early thoughts on the new trike.

While some praise the Spyder Roadster's stylish looks and stability, others are uncertain of what sort of reception will come from traditional bikers.