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Audi buys Ducati … time to celebrate

Audi has purchased Ducati Motorcycles. Not Volkswagen Group (Audi’s parent) , but Audi, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. It seems a very good fit. It’s early days and the announcement has just been made, but as a fan of motorcycles in general and Ducati in particular, we’rew all running around here like rats with a gold tooth in reaction to the announcement.

Audi has the enthusiast spirit in its DNA to appreciate the magic of the Ducati Brand and empower it. It will ensure the resources are there to enable the brand to prosper. The Supervisory Boards of AUDI AG and Volkswagen AG approved the acquisition today in Hamburg. Hang in there Valentino, the cavalry are coming.

Interview with Paul Aiken of Aeromach USA about Rear Light for the 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper, Sponsored by XPress Lid

By Michael David Milatovich

As for the Bikernet/Cycle Source 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper, sponsored by XPress lid
The Bikernet/Cycle Source 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper, sponsored by XPress lid

Paul Aiken of Aeromach USA creates motorcycle mirrors, lights and grips for v-twin and metric cruisers. These Aeromach products are built from aluminum bar stock, also known as billet, and are a common form of raw purified metal used by the motorcycle industry to manufacture quality metal parts and products.

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Biker Pros is the Agency of Record for Bikernet/Cycle Source 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper, Sponsored by XPress Lid


Durham, NC – Biker Pros announced today that they are the agency of record for the Bikernet/Cycle Source 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper, sponsored by XPress Lid, which is being built on the pages of Cycle Source Magazine and on the internet at Bikernet.com.

Biker Pros is a leader in Powersports public relations and is implementing an integrated communication strategy which includes social media campaigns, media relations and brand building, as well as support for digital and traditional media.

“We are excited to work with Keith Ball and Chris Callen, two icons in the industry,” explained Jeff Najar, Partner, Biker Pros. “It’s not often you get a project that is a celebration of freedom and exemplifies the best of American craftsmanship. We are focused on telling the story on the build and showcasing the talents of the men and women who make the wheels turn in the custom motorcycle industry.”

The sweepstakes chopper will be light weight, fast and provide serious fun. It is being built on a proven design by fabricators who have perfected their craft over many years. Heading up the build are Ron Harris of Chop Doc’s and Gary Maurer of Kustom’s Inc.

“I am excited to be celebrating 15 years in this industry, and the XPress Lid Anniversary Giveaway Chopper is a way to give back to the community of enthusiasts,” said Chris Callen, Editor of Cycle Source Magazine. “You will be able to follow the build, and in the fall at Las Vegas Bikefest, the winner will be able to ride it home.”

Enthusiasts will have a chance to win this custom bike and will only need to check out the details on www.cyclesource.com, www.bikernet.com or www.winthechopper.com to get a chance to win the chopper.

“The XPress Lid Anniversary Giveaway Chopper will contain products, innovation and design from leading American manufacturing companies, and it will be dedicated to the American worker,” said Keith “Bandit” Ball, Editor of Bikernet.com.


For media information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Jeffrey Najar, 919-383-0500, pr@ bikerpros.com.

Cruisin’ Pegs – HD – Traditional Board- Chrome

Aeromach USA’s Cruisin’ Pegs are custom designed highway peg system that fit underneath your factory Harley-Davidson touring bike floorboards. The Cruisin’ Pegs are built to reduce fatigue by providing an alternate foot location. And since the peg is beveled, your heel rests comfortably and secure on the peg.


No matter your size or inseam, Aeromach’s Cruisin’ Pegs are your answer to increased comfort in the saddle.

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The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Schedule

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) is an affiliate competition to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

Professional and amateur custom builders of choppers, cruisers and sportbikes enter their bikes into the competition and judge each other’s work. There are 11 individual rounds of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show nationwide and a final round in Daytona.

2011 Ultimate Builder Schedule

The Ultimate Builder is sponsored in part by https://www.bikerpros.com, AMD World Championship, Star Motorcycles, Harley Davidson and http://www.bikernet.com.

Results From Seattle’s Ultimate Builder

Seattle: Ultimate Builder Bike Show - Eastside HD

Modified Harley-Davidson Class

Eastside Harley-Davidson of Bellevue, Washington wins the Modified Harley Class with their 2011 Street Glide sporting the factory White Hot Denim paint.

The bike features 3 amps, 7 speakers and pumps out 1,100 watts of ear bleeding sound, S&S Cams, Performance Heads, Air Ride suspension and Performance Machine wheels & brakes. Sinister bags, rear fenders and windshield complete the build
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Ultimate Builder: Seattle WA – Competitor Pics

The latest pics from the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle, WA.


RULES – Open to any year Harley-Davidson. Must have stock Harley frame maintaining original configuration (frame smoothing only type of modifications allowed). Must have Harley Davidson engine cases.

2010 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show - Seattle
Sebastian Bulare’s Eastside Harley-Davidson Entry
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The Bonneville That Triumph Needs to Build

Bobber Build

The Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Insurance 2010 Triumph Bonneville

Excerpts from Motorcycle Classics Magazine

We brainstormed. We planned. And then we got an offer to use a bone-stock, brand new 2010 Triumph Bonneville for a build. Continue reading “The Bonneville That Triumph Needs to Build”

IRONWORKS Magazine Reports on DD

IronWorks Magazine
IronWorks Magazine reports on custom motorcycles, shop talk, news & events

  • Announcing The Winner Of The IronWorks/Brass Balls Bobber Bike

    Amzoil, Battery Tender, Art of the Chopper, Saddlemen Seats, D&D Exhaust, Baker Drivetrain, Hawg Halters, Crazy Horse, Biker Pros, and Bikernet.com.
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