Leather and models and bike shows, oh my!

Note: Bikernet.com asked for a piece on what I do during a typical custom bike show weekend. Here is an overview of the Long Beach. By Jeffrey Najar My job is promoting companies in the Powersports Industry through promotions and publicity, as well as by producing custom bike shows. In late 2014 I flew into… Read more »

Hammer Performance Sponsors Smoke Out 16

The Smoke Out rally announced today that Hammer Performance, purveyor of performance headwork and go-fast parts for Harley-Davidson and Buell, is the newest Smoke Out sponsor. Hammer Performance joins Biker’s Choice and Spectro Oils in their support of the owner / builder culture. Dan Norlin and Aaron Wilson are partners in the Hammer Performance endeavor…. Read more »

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Results: Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ is known for Baggers. And when the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into Phoenix, the Baggers rolled out for the International Motorcycle Show and into the Custom Show. Big wheel sleds from Sideshow’s Cycles, Insane Asylum, Spooky Fast, Bagger’s Inc., Torch Industries, Stellar Cycles and Brian Jenkins of Hatred Industries all… Read more »

Rick Bray of RKB Speed Kustoms Rolls into the 1st Win of the Season

Solomon Special for the Win The parade of bikes that rolled into the kick off of the 2014 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show series included nationally known builders like SIK, AFT Customs, RKB Speed Kustoms and Binford Custom Motorcycles. And they brought their A-Game for th show. The last man standing was none… Read more »

The Heartland Hustle is days away from Completion

Heatland Hustle Update: The J&P Cycles’ giveaway FXR with the X-Wedge mill and Ridewright WHeels is in the final assembly countdown. The schedule is to make the bike available for delivery by the 17th so it can be sent to J&P Cycles for a photography session and then buttoned up for delivery to the NY… Read more »

Dumptruck Co-hosts the Benefit for Chopper Dave

This past Saturday on October 25th at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA Dumptruck co-hosted the Benefit for Chopper Dave of Chopper Daves Casting Co. He was joined with Jeff Holt of Hot Bike/Street Choppers Magazines. “It was a great time where the term biker was defined by the support that the community so willingly… Read more »

Love Ride, 5 Ball Racing Leathers & the Mean Streets of LA

I flew into LAX late Thursday night and was picked up by my partner Bob Kay. By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner I ducked my head to see who was in the car and found Bandit of Bikernet behind the wheel grinning ear to ear. Kay was riding shotgun and Ray Wheeler was taking up… Read more »

AMD World Championship underway

Note: Bob Kay, Biker Pros Partner, is in Germany and will be filing a report next week. The 11th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is now underway at this year’s INTERMOT expo at the Cologne exhibition center (Koelnmesse) in Germany. Yesterday saw some 80 builders from 24 different countries, register 90 great… Read more »

UBM Agrees to Buy Advanstar Communications

UBM Agrees to Buy Advanstar Communications (Owner of IMS Show and J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show) By ED BALLARD And RORY GALLIVAN LONDON—U.K. media company UBM UBM.LN PLC said Wednesday it has agreed to buy Advanstar Communications for $972 million in cash, a major step in UBM’s transition from a diverse media group… Read more »

Special Ops Vest Awarded at OC Bikefest by CIA

Winner Receives Special Ops Vest The winner of the People’s Choice Award at the OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show by CIA is awarded a 5 Ball Racing Leathers’ Special Ops Club Vest. “We are excited to be a part of the OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show by CIA because it is one of the fastest… Read more »