So You Want To Be A Custom Bike Builder? Start With A Motorcycle Kit!

So you want to be a custom bike builder? Well friend, before you rush out and buy that motorcycle kit, the one that will set you on the road to riches and fame, stop and think about the level of expertise and artistry the top builders have attained. More importantly think about how long it has taken them to attain it! Let's look at a few key issues?

Education

You'd be surprised how well educated a lot of today's top bike builders are. Several of them have degrees (some more than one!) ranging from mechanical engineering to business and marketing management. Billy Lane, the founder of Chopper Inc, has several patents relating to motorcycle technology in his name for example. What about someone a little more "old school" like Dave Perewitz? Dave has accumulated close to forty years of mechanical, metalworking and painting experience. Not theoretical, but genuine hands on, early morning late night kind of experience. Could you put that kind of time in? Matt Hotch is still only young, but has gained an incredible amount of practical experience customizing first bicycles, then VW's before moving on to custom bike building.

Facilities

These guys are building choppers and custom bikes that are state of the art. They don't get thrown together in the yard; the motorcycle shops have all the tools and equipment required to produce almost anything out of metal, not just bikes. Just as important are the other services these builders use; the local chrome platers, machinists, painters and so on. These guys have just as important a part to play in the construction of these one off bikes as the designer builders themselves.

Desire

All the top custom bike builders live for one thing; building the best bikes they can. They literally live eat even dream about custom bikes (and looking at some of the more way out creations you can totally believe this from the designs they produce!) They are constantly striving to build bikes better. Its not about money for the top guys, I am convinced of that.

So where does that leave Average Joes like you and me? Actually, I don't think we are too badly off; in fact if you want to build a custom bike, it has probably never been easier. Here's my take on it?.

Education

There is an unbelievable amount of information for the guys who want to start down the road to custom bike building. Videos, books websites, all of them help to flatten the learning curve for a novice. Most of the material out there relates to motorcycle kits, and for the beginner, building a motorcycle kit is definitely the best way to go if you want to get real hands on experience. After that there are motorcycle maintenance courses, which again will allow you to get up to speed as fast as possible in your quest to become the next Arlen Ness!

Facilities

To put together a shop like the ones you see on television costs thousands of dollars. But you don't need all that stuff if you start with a motorcycle kit. Motorcycle kits can be put together with some pretty basic tools, providing they are of good quality. Two things that are an absolute must in my opinion though are a torque wrench and a basic lift. With these two tools, you can tighten the motorcycle kits fittings correctly, and not break your back while you are doing it!

Desire

Well this is one area where you can match the pros, no question. If you really want to be a custom bike builder, start doing it for fun and put your motorcycle kit together.

We can't all be Billy Lane, Eddie Trotta or Russell Mitchell, but we can have a lot of fun trying!

Michael Holmes is a enthusiast for all thing motorcycle. His website, http://www.motorcycleparts-accessories-and more.com, is a great resource of articles aimed at motorcyclists of all levels, including a page specifically about the motorcycle kits resources available online.

In The News:

CF Moto Motorcycles: Who are they?  OverdriveThe company is one of the popular manufacturers in China that is into cost-effective motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, side-by-side utility vehicles, and ...
Energica planning small-ish (and presumably affordable) electric motorcycles  ElectrekEnergica, the Italian manufacturer of high power electric racing motorcycles, has a new target in sight. The company has just announced plans to develop a ...
Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is more electric motorcycle than I’ll ever need  The VergeOn sale later this year, the company's first electric motorcycle is unsurprisingly fast and fun — especially on a street circuit.
How to Get Started in Motorcycles  Yahoo NewsLess intimidating, and even more thrilling, than you might think. Here are the essentials, from your license to your boots.
Curtiss Motorcycles Is Developing An “Affordable” Motorcycle  ZigWheels.comIt was two years ago that Confederate Motors, known for making some bonkers V-twin-powered motorcycles, decided to ditch their high-powered engines and ...
Curtiss unveils latest Hades electric motorcycle design and it’s… distinctive  ElectrekCurtiss Motorcycles has been on a roll lately by releasing a number of concept designs for high-power electric motorcycles, as well as real-world prototypes to ...
Triumph motorcycles going at a huge discount in India: Here is the catch  The Financial ExpressTriumph Motorcycles has made a huge mark in the big bike segment in India. Ever since they stepped foot here, six years ago, the brand has been introducing ...
BMW G310R fully faired motorcycles - In 8 different mods for racing  RushLaneBMW G310R fully faired version will launch later this year, most likely at the EICMA 2019. India launch will take place next year.
Carlin Dunne's Mother Speaks Against Banning Motorcycles On Pikes Peak  NDTVAuto.comThe mother of Carlin Dunne, the Ducati racer who died while competing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has spoken out against a proposal to ...
Zero’s SR/F electric motorcycle makes a great commuter bike  EngadgetZero has been on a roll for the past few years. Great electric motorcycles keep coming off their assembly line and the number I see on the streets of Nort...
CFMoto launch in India on Friday: All about this Chinese motorcycle manufacturer and its bikes  The Financial ExpressCFMoto is soon to launch in India with four new products. So, what we're looking at is more choice in several segments but will you be willing to buy from a ...
2020 Beta RR-S Dual-Sport Motorcycles First Look (20 Fast Facts)  UltimateMotorcycling.comIt's a big year for the Beta RR-S line of dual-sport motorcycles. Beta has given the 2020 Beta RR-S four-motorcycle lineup—350, 390, 430, and 500—an ...
7 Died in a Motorcycle Crash. How Their Club of Former Marines Is Mourning Them.  The New York TimesA motorcycle club of ex-Marines struggles to pick up the pieces after a horrific crash killed its leader and six other members and supporters.
Yamaha Hikes Prices Across Select Motorcycles In India  NDTV NewsYamaha Motorcycle India has updated the prices on select motorcycles in its domestic line-up. The models affected include the YZF-R15 V3.0, FZ25, Fazer 25 ...
Here is BMW’s new electric motorcycle concept  TechCrunchBMW has a long history of building motorcycles, but it hasn't done all that well in the electric motorcycle department. Clearly, though, this is something the ...
Top 5 Upcoming New Exciting Motorcycles in India  IndiaCarNewsTake a look at the list of top 5 upcoming new motorcycles in the Indian two-wheeler market in the next 2 years- Pulsar 250, Aprilia RS 150.
Powerful motorcycles face tougher regulation  Bangkok PostBig bikes will be redefined in the law and riders of the vehicles subject to stricter licensing procedures to increase road safety, according to highway police.
Harley-Davidson inks deal to build small motorcycles in China  CNETIt appears that the bikes will be specifically for the Asian market.
Crash between truck, motorcycles leaves 7 dead, 3 injured  Yahoo NewsA truck and a group of motorcycles collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, killing at least seven people, injuring others, and sending bystanders scrambling ...
CFMoto To Start India Operations With 4 Motorcycles; Launch Date Announced  NDTV NewsChinese-motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto has announced it will be introducing four motorcycles in India on July 4, 2019. The bike maker has tied up with ...
EXCLUSIVE: CFMoto Confirms Three New Motorcycles For India In 2020  ZigWheels.comAhead of its Indian debut on 19 July 2019, CFMoto has exclusively confirmed to us that it'll be launching three new motorcycles by July 2020. These include the ...
Motorcycles Could Be Banned From Pikes Peak Forever  RideApartAfter Carlin Dunne's fatal crash at the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event, officials across organizations may ban motorcycles.
MSU police officers use electric motorcycles  WTVAMSU police department acquires two Zero Electric Motorcycles to have a better range and response time for patrol.
World Motorcycle Day: Celebrating motorcycles and remembering the 10 commandments of motorcycling  The Financial ExpressTo mark this year's World Motorcycle Day (21st June), we'll read through the 10 holy commandments of motorcycling with you. No matter how many times you ...
Electric motorcycles tackle 2019 Pikes Peak Hill Climb  The DrivenSix years ago I was fortunate to attend Intersolar in San Francisco. Whilst that was very cool, the highlight for me was getting to see and sit on a record breaking ...
Regent No. 1 Retro-Styled Electric Motorcycle To Debut In 2020  Car and BikeSweden-based Regent Motorcycles is an electric motorcycle manufacturer that recently showcased the company's first product - the retro-styled Regent No.
Two people killed, one injured after two motorcycles hit deer  KCTV Kansas CityJOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) - Two people were killed and one person was injured after their motorcycles hit a deer that had run onto the highway. At about ...
Motorcyclists Mourn 7 Killed in New Hampshire Crash  TIMEThe Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a memorial to mourn 7 bikers killed in a crash with a pickup truck.
Man With Record of Impaired Driving Charged With 7 Homicides in Motorcycle Crash  TIMECONCORD, N.H. — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with ...
Jawa Motorcycles comes out with official accessories, riding gear for bikes  India TodayJawa Motorcycles is busy delivering its two new models -- Jawa and Jawa Forty Two -- to customers around the country. While both the bikes are receiving a ...
4 killed when 2 motorcycles collide on Southern California canyon road  CBS NewsEach bike had a passenger and they hit head-on when one crossed into oncoming lane while trying to pass a car heading around a bend, troopers say.
MSU Police adds electric motorcycles to patrol force  Mississippi State NewsroomMississippi State's Police Department is adding a new form of patrol, which will not only enhance campus safety, but also supports sustainability goals.
Four people hospitalized after pickup crashes into stopped motorcycles in North Olmsted  WJW FOX 8 News ClevelandNORTH OLMSTED, Ohio -- Four people were taken to area hospitals after a pickup truck crashed into three stopped motorcycles. It happened just before 2 a.m. ...
Bajaj Auto, Triumph Motorcycles to firm up partnership agreement soon  Business StandardTwo years after they announced a partnership to co-develop middle displacement (400cc to 700cc) motorcycles for India and neighbouring markets, Bajaj Auto ...
Top 5 reasons why electric motorcycles beat gas motorcycles  ElectrekLook, I've ridden electric motorcycles and I've ridden gas motorcycles. I've owned multiple of both. And they're both so much fun that I feel like I'm doing ...
Energica And Dell'Orto Partner To Develop Electric Power Units For Motorcycles  RoadracingWorld.comEnergica And Dell'Orto Partner To Develop Electric Power Units For Motorcycles.
AI warns motorcycle riders before they turn too abruptly  VentureBeatResearchers at ETH Zurich and KU Leuven propose an AI system that warns motorcycle riders when they're about to take a curve too sharply or quickly.
CF Moto India launch date revealed: Four all-new motorcycles from 300cc to 650cc coming  The Financial ExpressCF Moto is all set to enter in India on 4th July. The brand has collaborated with Bengaluru-based AMW motorcycles for its India operations. The four motorcycles ...
Electric Curtiss motorcycle features wild 'radial V8' design, sky-high price  Fox NewsIt could've had a V8, but it just looks like it does. (Curtiss). Alabama-based Curtiss Motorcycle Company has unveiled a dramatically styled electric bike that ...
Harley Davidson partners with Electrify America for fast-charging its electric motorcycles  ElectrekHarley Davidson and Electrify America have announced a partnership to offer a fast-charging plan to the owners of HD's upcoming LiveWire electric motorcycle.
Vermont woman injured when motorcycles, car collide in Auburn  Lewiston Sun JournalAUBURN — A 78-year-old woman was hurt Monday afternoon when two motorcycles and a car collided on Washington Street at about 4:30 p.m.. Police said ...
Driver in horrific motorcycle crash pleads not guilty as details emerge  USA TODAYA pickup driver accused of slamming into a group of motorcycles entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in New Hampshire on 7 counts of negligent homicide.
Yamaha R1M and R1 upgraded 2020 version motorcycles unveiled  AutoportalYamaha Motor Company has unveiled the all-new next-generation R1M and R1 motorcycles that sports highly efficient aerodynamics, improved electronics and ...
Hero MotoCorp increases prices of motorcycles & scooters by up to 1%  MoneycontrolThe country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp July 8 said it has increased prices of its motorcycles and scooters by up to 1 per cent. The price hike will ...
TVS launches India's first ethanol-based motorcycle Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 at Rs 1.2 lakh  Business TodayAt a price of Rs 1.2 lakh, TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 costs about Rs 11000 more than the comparable petrol variant.
Motorcycle safety: Five tips for a safer ride  Ottawa CitizenAt least four people have been killed on motorcycles in Ottawa this year, three of them in the past 10 days alone. The riders, all men, ranged in age from 32 to 60.
This beautifully retro electric motorcycle is headed to market next year  ElectrekRegent Motorcycles is preparing their retro-styled Regent NO. 1 electric motorcycle for production after showing off the production prototype recently.
BMW's Vision DC Roadster Electric Motorcycle Echoes Back 90 Years While Also Riding Into A Possible Future  ForbesCalled the Vision DC Roadster, the machine both eschews many modern motorcycle design paradigms while recalling some ideas from BMW's first motorcycle.
Pure EV Aims To Launch Long-Range Electric Motorcycles Next Year  NDTVAuto.comPURE EV, an Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated start-up, is aiming for the commercial launch of high-speed and long-range electric scooters ...
Hero Xtreme 200S fully-faired motorcycle gets a price hike in India  OverdriveHero Xtreme 200S, the fully-faired motorcycle was launched in India for the price of Rs 98,500 ex-showroom Delhi. Recently the prices have been revised and ...
How To Prevent Motorcycle Theft  Motorcycle Cruiser MagazineMotorcycle theft rises during peak riding months, so follow these preventative measures to prevent your motorcycle from being stolen.
From Palestine to Baghdad by motorcycle: Memories of a 1933 trip  Haaretz86 years ago, five bold young men set off on motorcycles from Jerusalem to the Iraqi capital, 1200 kilometers away.
How the furious pace of innovation has sculpted the world’s fastest motorcycles  Digital TrendsThe technology that powers modern MotoGP race bikes isn't just inside of them -- it's everywhere. Literally every single part of the bike, from the brake pad ...
I-70 near Riverview reopens after deadly crash involving several motorcycles  KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisST. LOUIS - All westbound lanes of Interstate 70 reopened on Friday after a deadly crash, causing a portion of the highway to be closed for several hours.
Global Electric Scooter and Motorcycle Market to 2027 - Government Bodies Backing Electric Two-Wheelers  GlobeNewswireDublin, July 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Electric Scooter and Motorcycle Market by Vehicle Type (E-Scooter/Moped and E-Motorcycle), Battery Type ...
Collision between truck, motorcycles leaves 7 dead, 3 injured  Yahoo NewsA truck and a group of motorcycles collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, killing at least seven people, injuring others and sending bystanders scrambling ...
Two die as truck hits motorcycle in central Kashmir  Kashmir LifeSrinagar A biker and his pillion were killed in a road accident when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a truck in Rayil-gund Sonamerg road in Central ...
Damon Motorcycle Features 360-Degree Radar System  NDTV NewsThe latest safety technology in two-wheelers has been revealed by Vancouver-based Damon Motorcycles, which uses 360-degree radar and live cameras to ...
Harley-Davidson 338cc Motorcycle Announced, To Compete with Royal Enfield 350  News18The company announced it is working with Qianjiang Motorcycle Company Limited to sell “smaller, more accessible” Harley-Davidson motorcycles in China.
5 Suzuki motorcycles we wish to see in India: From GSX-R125 to SV650  Indian Autos BlogSuzuki, the Japanese motorcycle maker, began operations as a part of the famous Japanese silk industry, way back in 1909. Later, they moved on to making ...
70 street racers arrested, 261 motorcycles seized in Samut Prakan  Bangkok PostSAMUT PRAKAN: Police rounded up 70 people and impounded 261 motorcycles in a suppression operation against motorcyclists racing illegally on public ...
An Overlooked Part On Most Motorcycles  ADVriderAn Overlooked Part On Most Motorcycles…if you have a chain drive motorcycle then you have axle adjusters. It's a simple part, mostly a small threaded road with ...
Check out this slick custom redesigned Zero SR/F electric motorcycle  ElectrekUntitled Motorcycles, a custom motorcycle design shop, is showing off its custom redesigned Zero SR/F electric motorcycle. The bike takes a sharp turn from the ...
Man killed as bus, motorcycle collide  The TribuneTribune News *Service*. Malout, July 18. A man lost his life and another sustained injuries in a collision between a private bus and a motorcycle near Mehna ...
BMW Made a One-Off X7 Pickup Truck Just to Carry Motorcycles  Gear PatrolThe BMW X7 Pick-up, made for BMW Motorrad Days, is designed to be the ultimate bike-carrying machine.
Three injured in a motorcycle vs. car accident on Hwy. 131  La Crosse TribuneThree people were injured a motorcycle vs. car accident at the intersection of State Hwy. 131 and County Road U in the town of Kickapoo, Saturday, July 13 at ...
Man dead, teen injured in NYC motorcycle crash  New York Daily NewsRoshaun Miller was riding his 2013 Yamaha motorcycle south on Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie when he slammed into the passenger side of a northbound ...
Curtiss unveils funky new V8 battery in upcoming 217 hp electric motorcycle  ElectrekCurtiss Motorcycles has been on a roll with innovative electric motorcycle designs. Now they've released an update to their upcoming 2020 Zeus electric ...
Motorcycle crash in Mission sends 2 to hospital  Shawnee Mission PostTwo men were injured when their motorcycles collided Thursday night in Mission. Mission Police were called to the intersection of West 55th Street and Horton ...
World Motorcycle Day: Choosing The Perfect Motorcycle  NDTV NewsOn World Motorcycle Day, we ponder on the idea of the "perfect motorcycle", and what you should know before choosing your choice of wheels.
Shah Rukh Khan Rides BMW Motorcycle, Gives Safety Message to Fans - Watch Video  News18Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, or King Khan as many call him, has posted a video of him riding a motorcycle to the tunes of 'Koi na koi chahiye pyaar ...
Electric motorcycles make impressive showing at Pikes Peak Hill Climb race  ElectrekThe motorcycle division of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition just wrapped up minutes ago. The results are in. Here's how the four electric ...
Heavy Discounts on Triumph Motorcycles, Benefit of Upto Rs 6.65 Lakh on Selected Models  News18For the coming four days till June 30, Morani triumph in Jaipur will be offering discounts of up to Rs 55 per cent on select models. The 2017-18 bikes that were ...
7 U.S. Marines Killed After Pickup Crashes Into Motorcycles  Blue Lives MatterRandolph, NH – A group of seven U.S. Marines were killed in a fiery crash with a pickup truck on Friday night. "I can't emphasize enough how horrific this is," ...
Last Motorcycle Elvis Presley Owned Up For Auction  UltimateMotorcycling.comThe last motorcycle Elvis Presley owned--a 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH-1200 Electra Glide--will be put up for auction in Los Angeles in August.
Man gets 2.5 years' jail for setting Boon Lay fire that caused 'extensive damage' to vehicles  TODAYonlineSINGAPORE — Bored and drunk on several cans of beer, Loh Hsien Aik spotted a motorcycle at an open-air car park in Boon Lay and decided to set its seat on ...
Crooks steal two classic motorcycles from blind man  Fox NewsPolice in England are on the lookout for a pair of classic motorcycles stolen from a blind man. The Durham Constabulary is asking the public for help tracking ...
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle range, performance specs revealed  Green Car ReportsHarley-Davidson has released full specs for its Livewire electric motorcycle, with the 15.5-kwh battery pack providing a city range of 146 miles and DC ...
10 Best Electric Motorcycles On The Market | HotCars  HotCarsElectric motorcycles are starting to become more commonplace, and these ten bikes are truly electrifying.
The World's Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer's Next Attempt  RideApartShe's the world's fastest female motorcyclist and she's going to attempt to pilot a beautiful, enormous thing that isn't quite a motorcycle to over 400mph.
O.C. Authorities ID 4 People Killed in Violent Crash Involving 2 Motorcycles Near Modjeska Canyon  KTLA Los AngelesThe Orange County Sheriff's Department on Monday released the names of four people killed in a head-on collision involving two motorcycles the previous day ...
FORGOTTEN motorcycles from TVS Motors: Shogun to Fiero  CarToq.comTVS Motorcycles is one of the oldest indigenous motorcycle company of India. Though many of you may not know, the company was named after its founder, ...
Suzuki Motorcycle launches MotoGP edition of GIXXER SF series priced ₹11 lakh  BusinessLineSuzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) on Thursday launched the MotoGP edition of its new GIXXER SF series bike priced at ₹ 11.06 lakh (ex-showroom ...
Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash involving 2 motorcycles  News 5 ClevelandThe Sandusky Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving two motorcycles Sunday evening.
5 motorcycles that failed to set the sales chart blazing  Indian Autos BlogThe Indian motorcycle market is always a tough nut to crack. The two of the largest players in the market, Honda and Hero, alone account for more than half of ...
UM Motorcycles To End Alliance With Lohia Group: Reports  NDTV NewsUM Motorcycles, a brand registered in the US, and with a subsidiary in India under the UM International LLC name, will end its alliance with Lohia Auto.
'I feel like I got to break that glass ceiling': Meet the first female Secret Service motorcycle officer  CNNWashington (CNN) With her ponytail beneath her white helmet, her Sig Sauer .357 pistol on her side and her leather boots on, Officer Technician Alta "Lauren" ...
Report: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Officials Considering Eliminating Motorcycles From Event...Again  RoadracingWorld.comReport: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Officials Considering Eliminating Motorcycles From Event...Again.
Jawa Motorcycle Waiting Period Crosses 10 Months, Pune to Wait the Longest  News18The number of bookings went out of hand resulting to which, Jawa suspended its online bookings for an entire year.
Curtiss Zeus electric motorcycle: Everything you need to know  autoweek.comThe future of motorcycling might or might not be completely electric, but even if it is, we don't have to abandon the look or feel of machines of the past -- nor do ...
Sheriff: Dirt bike, motorcycle drivers arrested following police pursuit  ABC 57 NewsST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich.—According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department, two men were arrested on July 17 after a police pursuit ended in a ...
Revolt RV 400 Pre-Bookings Open — India’s First All-Electric Motorcycle  DriveSparkRevolt Motors has started accepting pre-launch bookings of their first AI-enabled electric motorcycle offering for Rs 1000. The Revolt RV 400 was unveiled ...
This e-bike combines modern tech with retro motorcycle design — Future Blink  MashableOntario-based Tempus, an electric bike manufacturer, designed electric bikes that are inspired from motorcycles. Next UpShows ...
5 Motorcycles Models There Are Way Too Many Versions Of  RideApartHaving a choice when shopping for a motorcycle is a good thing, but some companies are zealous with the number of versions they offer. Here are 5 of them.
Honda Motorcycle to train women as pilots under CSR project  BusinessLineTwo-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd on Wednesday launched a unique training programme for women to make them capable of ...
Driver charged in 7 motorcycle deaths has arrest records in 6 states  USA TODAYThe man charged with seven counts of vehicular homicide after he collided with motorcyclists in Randolph, N.H. has arrest records in six states.
Why the 2020 Zero SR/F Should Be Your First Electric Motorcycle  Robb ReportOn a series of test rides, the all-electric Zero SR/F impressed us with its 140 ft lbs of torque and city range of 161 miles.
Ponoka Vintage Motorcycle Rally honours 50 years of Honda  Pipestone FlyerThe pistons will be popping and the extremely motivated members of the Central Alberta section of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group will be roaring into ...
2 killed, several others injured in motorcycle crash on I-70 in north St. Louis  KSDK.comST. LOUIS — Two motorcyclists were killed and several others were injured in a motorcycle crash early Friday morning. Interstate 70 was shut down near Union ...
Specialist task force have arrested 30 suspected motorcycle thieves in just three months  Chronicle LiveThe task force's work is set to be showcased in a new BBC documentary Our Cops in the North which starts on Wednesday.

Minimoto Dirt Bikes, Miniture Motards - The Next Step Up from Battery Powered Toys

As your child grows out of their little bicycle and... Read More

Workings of a Motorcycle Muffler Suspension

Motorcycles are becoming more popular because of its convenience and... Read More

Take Care of Her and Shell Do the Same ( How to start out the riding season)

Has your scoot been sitting in the garage all winter,... Read More

Ride Hard - Hydrate Harder

This summer is showing all of the signs of being... Read More

Kawasaki Motorcycles - Independent in Thoughts and Actions

The story of Kawasaki Company goes back to 1924, at... Read More

Motorcycle Suspension Setup: Getting to Grips with a Black Art

Suspension Set-up: The basicsWhether you are a road rider or... Read More

It?s One Thing for People to Buy Your Product or Service, but It?s Another for Them to Tattoo Your

William Harley and Arthur Davidson, both in their early twenties,... Read More

Liquid Cooled Minimotos (PocketBikes), How Fast Are They and Are They Affordable?

As the latest craze of Minimoto Madness continues in the... Read More

Fuel Cells Motorcycles, Trucks, Tanks, ATVs and Fire Hazards from Heat Exchanges

We have heard a whole lot of talk about fuel... Read More

Motorcycle Suspension: - A Troubleshooting Guide

Trouble Shooting Suspension Problems.Adjustment locations: ForksRebound adjustment (if applicable) is... Read More

So You Want To Be A Custom Bike Builder? Start With A Motorcycle Kit!

So you want to be a custom bike builder? Well... Read More

Know Your Mini Moto

The Mini Moto is a small scale replica of the... Read More

How to Remove Your Mk2 Mini Moto Engine

Many mini moto modifications will require you to remove the... Read More

Necessity of Motorcycle Parts

If you are one of the many people who consider... Read More

Do You Need a Part for Your Harley Davidson Motorcycle?

Need a Harley Davidson Part for your ride?Where do you... Read More

Avoiding Excessive or Uneven Front Tire Wear

All rubber tires wear down over time, whether they're on... Read More

Trackdays - Get the Maximum Enjoyment from Your Time on the Track

Many motorcyclists want to take their bikes onto the track... Read More

The Motorcycle Helmet You Want May Not Be As Safe As You Think!

Choosing the right Motorcycle helmet can make a difference?.?.literally between... Read More

Auctions and Car Transport: Everything You Need To Know

Everyone has wanted to sell a car at some point... Read More

Welcome To The World Of ?Upside Down? Motorcycle Loans!

With the depreciation on motorcycles being so enormous after they... Read More

Motorcycle Protective Clothing That Works!

There is some great looking motorcycle clothing on the market... Read More

A Great Motorcycle Ride in Mexico: Queretaro

A beautiful ride across cities and places named World Heritage... Read More

Mini Moto Mayhem

Mini Motos have been around in the UK for around... Read More

Frame Slider Design and Selection

Call them crash protectors, crash bobbins, fairing protectors or frame... Read More

Online Shopping for Motorcycle Accessories

When shopping for a certain item and material, the way... Read More