Biker Pros Signs KIRSH for Paint Slinger Shootout

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KIRSH Helmets signed to sponsor the Paint Slinger Shootout.

The Paint Slinger Shootout is a motorcycle helmet painting artist competition where their art is displayed on a KIRSH helmet. Their are two winning categories, People’s Choice Award and Winning Design.

People’s Choice Award – Judging shall be by VIP Judges and KIRSH social media outlets. There will be one winner as determined by a majority of valid votes per contestant.

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If you want a scary story, read between the lines of Harley’s share price performance

2005-harley-davidson-softail-deluxe-model-252Comment by Editor-in-Chief, Robin Bradley

FOR about nine months now I’ve been writing about the Motor Company’s softening sales profile, its fiscal position, the impact both have been having on their share price, and the possible implications on their independence.

I have been writing-up reports on Harley-Davidson’s quarterly results since September 1993, so I guess in that time I have gotten pretty well attuned to the nuances of their reporting.

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Time is an illusion – The Martin Chronicles

Photos and text by Tyler Ludlow + Bikernet.com

Youngest Member of the Build Team
Youngest Member of the Build Team

    Note: Bikernet.com commissioned Biker Pros to write a profile story of Roys Toys Customs. The following is our article.

Stories do not always have to be linear to be memorable. Ask any one who has seen Pulp Fiction.

It would seem natural for someone to join the police force at a young age, and take up work in a machine shop to learn how to customize motorcycles later in life. Most riders ride Harley-Davidsons many more years than they’ve run a custom motorcycle shop. Roy Martin of Roys Toys Customs in Centennial, CO decided to do the inverse. Continue reading “Time is an illusion – The Martin Chronicles”

The Snake: A FLHX Street Glide

A Biker Pros Article

By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros
Photography: Jack McIntyre
Published: Bikernet.com

Note: Keith “Bandit” Ball contracted Biker Pros to write an article for Bikernet.com on the Snake. We interviewed Kyle Heller of Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, the primary builder, and scouted a photography location during the Harley-Davidson 110th celebration.

In a sea of custom bikes, Snake, the 2011 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide from Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, rivets your attention like a 50/50 ice cream bar on a 90-degree summer day.

The Tangelo Orange House of Kolor paint shimmers in the sun and is contrasted with the tribal graphics, which are integrated with painted carbon fiber panels.

When you first look at the bike it looks like a highly detailed standard bagger, the fit and finish is carefully refined. But after a few minutes you begin to notice it isn’t standard at all. It’s integrated so well it almost looks like what should roll off the factory assembly-line. Continue reading “The Snake: A FLHX Street Glide”

A Week on the Road with Bandit, Hammer, Englishman, and Edge

by Jeff Najar, Partner

Awards Ceremony on the Big Stage @ the Harley-Davidson Museum
AMD Invitational Awards Ceremony on the Big Stage @ the Harley-Davidson Museum

Choppers, Bobbers & Custom Bikes

I’m sitting here at 30,000 feet coming in exactly one week from the time I started this campaign beginning at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration. Along with my co-hort, Bob Kay, we produced the AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

It was a kick ass show with 31 exceptional bikes. Over 1.8 million in rolling iron. You can see the write up at Bikernet, IronWorks Magazine or Cycle Source Magazine. Continue reading “A Week on the Road with Bandit, Hammer, Englishman, and Edge”

Meeting the Hell Cat @ Daytona Bike Week

NOTE: The following article is published at Bikernet.com

Hell Cat Pinstriping her Ironhead Sportster @ Willie's Tropical Tattoo
Hell Cat Pinstriping her Ironhead Sportster @ Willie’s Tropical Tattoo
During a late night North Carolina thunderstorm I got a call from Edge, the Promoter of the Smoke Out. He got me just as I was finishing the last dregs of my Jack on the rocks. With Edge, you never know what alley a conversation will take, so I shook my myself like a dog coming out of a rainstorm to get the cobwebs out.

To my surprise he was talking about a Smoke Out 14 video.

I thought it was a good idea especially since he had enlisted Zack Coffman of Choppertown and the Sinners fame. We batted around using a crowd funding site like Kickstarter or Indiegogo to secure funds for the project. A long story short, the Indiegogo project was a total failure even though the Continue reading “Meeting the Hell Cat @ Daytona Bike Week”