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S&S Adds Slash Cut Slip-On Option to Grand National M-8 Softail Line-Up

Friday 16th Nov 2018

S&S Cycle is the home of "proven performance", and continues to prove it with their second straight Grand National Championship aboard the Indian FTR750. The performance exhaust that powers these machines to podium wins has also inspired systems for street going bikes and their latest is designed for the new line of HD Softail models. .

OptiMate SOLAR, getting the Drag Specialties motorcycles 'ready to ride' at Sturgis!

Wednesday 14th Nov 2018

TecMate's advanced OptiMate brand Solar battery charging tools have been gaining traction in the market place rapidly since their introduction. At this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the United States the company was set up with Drag Specialties / Parts Unlimited - the company's exclusive North American distributor.

Rhombus S - edgy and compact with EXtranz technology

Monday 12th Nov 2018

German lighting and advanced electrics specialist Kellermann has miniaturised its popular micro Rhombus LED indicator - it is now smaller, brighter and still with the characteristic design edge that has made it so popular with customisers and builders. The Aachen based manufacturer is internationally recognised for its innovation and quality and is offering its super compact Rhombus S as a 3-in-1 option 'Rhombus S DF Dark' - indicator, rear and break light - and as indicator only 'Rhombus S Dark', both with tinted glass.

Avon's Cobra Chrome

Tuesday 6th Nov 2018

"The Next Chapter in Our Long and Rich Brand History". Leading custom tire manufacturer Avon has announced the next stage in the development of its Cobra brand tire program with the unveiling of the Cobra Chrome.

SBS goes 100% NRS Safe

Friday 2nd Nov 2018

Danish specialist SBS Friction has announced that it has "secured a 100% safe brake pad programme" by embracing mechanical bonding for their ceramic and sintered brake pads.

Kansas Motorcycle Works launches second modular concept model

Wednesday 16th Oct 2013

FOLLOWING on from the successful launch of its first motorcycle, The Regulator, at Big Bike Europe in Essen, Germany, in May, Kansas Motorcycle Works has now introduced a second model - The Gunfighter. Kansas Motorcycle Works debuted its second model, a Pro-Street styled bike at European Bike Week, and the new model follows the same modular concept as The Regulator. This latest model features an S&S 111ci motor, Jims six-speed RSD transmission and shocks from Progressive Suspension as standard parts.

Big Bike Europe welcomes - AIRHAWK Comfort Seating

Wednesday 24th Apr 2013

The AIRHAWK comfort seating system is a motorcycle seat overlay system that uses AIRHAWK dry floatation technology - a system of interconnected air cells that mimic the properties of water by evenly distributing the rider's weight across the entire cushioning surface of the seat. By distributing the weight from the peak pressure areas that cause discomfort, numbness and pain, the company says its "medically proven technology also reduces vibration to the spine and allows air to flow under the rider for control or removal of moisture".

Klock Werks to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Thursday 18th Apr 2013

Brian Klock is coming to Europe! This won't be his first trip to Europe but it will be the first time that dealers and consumers will have been able to see the Klock Werks range of custom Bagger parts and accessories "up close and personal"!.

S&S Cycle to sponsor the Production Manufacturer Showcase at Big Bike Europe

Thursday 4th Apr 2013

THE 'Production Manufacturer' class at the upcoming 10th annual AMD World Championship will showcase examples of custom bikes whose design and engineering considerations are aimed at repeatable production of street-legal custom bikes. Showcasing models built by those who have made the investment in EU homologation, the 'Production Manufacturer' Showcase is open to competitors whose custom bikes have an EU Certificate of Conformity.

Rolling Thunder to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Thursday 28th Mar 2013

Quebec, Canada based frame manufacturer Rolling Thunder has chosen the upcoming Big Bike Europe expo to spearhead its 2013 European sales and marketing campaign. A design-build manufacturer who uses state of the art equipment at its 30,000 square foot facility (approx 280 square meters), Rolling Thunder pioneered wide rear tire and right side drive chassis engineering and continues to be the market leading frame company in North America.

WIZARDS selected as official detailing product of World Championship

Wednesday 20th Mar 2013

WIZARDS Products has teamed up with the World Championship of Custom Bike Building to be the exclusive provider of cleaning and polishing products for the 2013 event in Essen, Germany. Damon Willis, National Sales Manager of Wizards' motorcycle division, says; "We are thrilled to be selected for this honor; for over 26 years Wizards Products has been passionate about bringing the highest quality detailing and finishing products to the industry. We appreciate the opportunity to share great products with some phenomenal builders and good friends.".

Highway Hawk to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Tuesday 19th Mar 2013

Well known Netherlands based custom and cruiser parts specialist Motolux, owners of the Highway Hawk accessory and Ledrie leather luggage programs, is among the latest high-profile companies to become a part of the fast-growing Big Bike Europe family of exhibitors. Founded over 30 years ago and active in 35 countries, Highway Hawk's most recent product introductions include a range of copper accessories, brass knuckle brake and clutch levers as well as a wide range of Harley-Davidson accessories.

Battistinis Custom Cycles to exhibit at BIG BIKE EUROPE

Thursday 14th Mar 2013

HAVING opened his US based parts and accessories operation four years ago, Rikki Battistini is 'bringing it home' by choosing the upcoming BIG BIKE EUROPE expo as the platform to increase exposure for his popular parts and accessories designs in Europe. Delivering an opportunity to reach leading dealers and style-conscious high mileage riders BIG BIKE EUROPE and the Battistinis Custom Cycles product line are a "perfect fit" according to Rikki.

Leading Italian custom parts manufacturer Rebuffini to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Wednesday 6th Mar 2013

INTERNATIONALLY respected Harley-Davidson aftermarket and custom v-twin parts and accessory designer and manufacturer Livio Rebuffini is among the latest European specialists to sign up for BIG BIKE EUROPE. Founded in 1987, Rebuffini combine refined Italian design principles with high quality advanced high-tech manufacturing techniques to produce a unique and uniquely stylish product line that stretches from wheels, swingarms and headlights to forward controls, mirrors, hand controls, triple trees and touring accessories.

Tecmate to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Tuesday 5th Mar 2013

LEADING battery maintenance and diagnostic specialist Tecmate, owners of the popular Optimate branded program, have signed up to be a first year exhibitor at the upcoming all-new BIG BIKE EUROPE expo in Germany in May. Noted as one of the pioneers of the advanced battery care sector of the industry, and suppliers to most of the top selling OE motorcycle manufacturers, Optimate products are respected for their comprehensive feature-rich designs, robust construction and user friendly interface.

Arlen Ness Enterprises sign up for Big Bike Europe

Monday 4th Mar 2013

ALWAYS a popular parts and accessory program with dealers and customizers in Europe, Arlen Ness Enterprises are among the latest in a slew of market leaders to sign on to exhibit at the upcoming BIG BIKE EUROPE expo. This year has again seen the iconic Californian company continue its reputation as prolific new product designers and has targeted the focused and relevant approach to parts, accessories, custom styling and performance that has become BBE's expo hallmark as an ideal platform from which to further promote already strong European demand for their product lines.

S&S Cycle to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Friday 1st Mar 2013

Market leading "Proven Performance®" parts and engine components manufacturer S&S Cycle is among the latest US vendors to see BIG BIKE EUROPE as "an important element of our European marketing strategy" according to company President Steve Iggens. The internationally respected Viola, Wisconsin, headquartered specialist is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year and has embarked upon a prolific new product introduction programme that is set to continue throughout the year.

DNA Specialty to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Friday 22nd Feb 2013

Wheels to trike conversion kits, and a full line of accessories to rolling chassis designer and manufacturer DNA Speciality is to exhibit at the upcoming Big Bike Europe expo at Essen in Germany in May.

K&N Engineering confirm Big Bike Europe participation

Wednesday 20th Feb 2013

MARKET leading power sports industry filter specialist K&N Engineering are the latest high profile performance component manufacturer to embrace the targeted business message of the all-new Big Bike Europe expo concept at Essen, Germany in May 2013. The Riverside, California headquartered manufacturer, who is widely credited with having created the high performance air filter market, specialises in cotton gauze filter technology that is said to deliver outstanding results in air-cooled v-twin and all other motorcycle applications.

Performance Machine Apex grips and pegs

Wednesday 6th Feb 2013

PERFORMANCE Machine's product line includes handlebar grips, and one option in the company's grip range is the Apex. Based on the design of the rubber wrapped Contour and XL Contour grips, this latest option features a series of machined cut-outs that form a ring around the end of the grip. Available in chrome and Contrast Cut, the Apex will fit 1in bars and FL models with an electronic throttle. To match the Apex grips, Performance Machine is also offering a line of Apex footpegs. PERFORMANCE MACHINE.

KIBBLEWHITE to exhibit at BIG BIKE EUROPE in May 2013

Tuesday 29th Jan 2013

AMD Magazine is delighted to announce that respected valve-train manufacturer Kibblewhite Precision Machining Inc is to exhibit at the all new BIG BIKE EUROPE expo in Essen, Germany in May. Best known for their Black Diamond brand valves, Beehive spring kits and choice of bronze and cast iron valve guides. The Californian company was established in 1936 and boasts numerous race records and titles for its product lines.

AMD Magazine is delighted to announce that the Daytona, Florida based tuning and fuel management specialist Daytona Twin Tec is to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

Monday 21st Jan 2013

OWNED and operated by industry legend Allen Alvarez and featuring advanced electronic fuel injection technology developed by former Crane engineer Chris Schroeder, the Daytona Twin Tec brand was one of the first to achieve mass sales when the aftermarket responded to Harley-Davidson's introduction of fuel injection in 2001/02. Daytona Twin Tec offers a three year limited warranty on a product range that extends from ignition systems for carbureted Harley-Davidson models through to engine control systems for 2001 and later fuel injected Harleys, including V-Rods.

Motorcycle Storehouse confirms BIG BIKE EUROPE

Friday 3rd Feb 2012

One of Europe's leading specialist aftermarket custom parts and accessory distributors Motorcycle Storehouse has confirmed its intention of being one of the 'Founder' exhibitors at AMD Magazine's new BIG BIKE EUROPE Expo in May 2013. Planned as a European 'headquarters expo' for the international performance, custom, tuning, service and workshop parts and accessory industry, BIG BIKE EUROPE boasts a range of unique features, including the first annual International Custom Conference and the return of AMD's much admired European Championship of Custom Bike Building.

K&N Aircharger

Tuesday 15th Nov 2011

K&N has released a version of its Aircharger high-flow air intake assembly which has been designed to work with both '08-'11 H-D Dyna and Softail models and '01-'07 Twin Cams. Installation of the Aircharger is claimed by K&N to offer a performance increase of up to 10hp.

Kiwi Anchor Tie Down by Rivera Primo

Monday 7th Nov 2011

RIVERA Primo has a solution for people who trailer their bike a lot and struggle to keep it held in place on the trailer. The Kiwi Anchor Tie Down not only helps keep the bike secure, but also protects the paintwork on the bike from being rubbed by the tie-down straps. Made from black powder coated steel in the USA, versions of the Kiwi Anchor are available to fit '84-'08 Baggers, '09 and later Baggers and '00 to '07 Softails. The tie-downs can be installed with minimal tools. RIVERA PRIMO.

TTS MasterTune at Biker's Choice

Monday 17th Oct 2011

BIKER'S Choice is now able to offer customers the TTS MasterTune system, which is a Windows-based ECM reprogramming tool specifically for use with '01 and later Delphi-equipped Harley-Davidsons that utilize the diagnostic interface. The MasterTune allows adjustment of front and rear cylinder spark advance, front and rear cylinder volumetric efficiency and adjustment for different fuel injector flow rates. The unit also calibrates factory speedometer, retrieves ECM information, compares functions quickly in tables, changes factory rpm limit and graphs tables in 2D/3D.

ART grips and Taper Lite pushrod by Rivera Primo

Wednesday 12th Oct 2011

ADVANCED Racing Technologies (ART) was founded in 1980 before being incorporated into Rivera Primo in 2004. In 2010 the ART brand was relaunched by Rivera Primo, which has now added billet aluminum knurled pegs and grips to the existing range of ART hydraulic end covers being produced.

Partner Pick of Excellence Awards 2011

Tuesday 9th Aug 2011

Each year at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building the event's sponsors recognize the hard work and commitment of the participating builders with the "Partner Pick of Excellence Awards". The 2011 award ceremony, held on Sunday evening during the VIP Industry Reception, began K&N recognizing the high standard of work and race inspired engineering done by Satya Kraus on one of his two entries in the Championship - Bolide.

PowerSport Institute: Shaping the future of custom bike building

Tuesday 9th Aug 2011

Collaborative builds are nothing new in the world of custom bikes, but when it is a collection of students doing the build and that build is good enough to compete in the World Championship of Custom Bike Building then interest is raised.

K&N program for 2011 World Championship participants

Thursday 14th Jul 2011

K&N Engineering, the high performance filter specialist, has created a custom bike builder program that offers competitors in the 2011 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building the opportunity to receive 70 percent off all K&N products.

PowerSport Institute partners with World Championship; students to enter at Sturgis

Tuesday 3rd May 2011

The PowerSport Institute, at North Randall near Cleveland, Ohio, has become the first motorcycle industry training institution to become an official partner of the World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Campus Director Bernie Thompson said of the link-up that "we share the aims of the World Championship. Through our unique and extensive range of course options we seek to promote and develop motorcycle maintenance and engineering best practice.

MAG Connection signs on as World Champs Partner

Monday 28th Mar 2011

France-based European V-twin and custom aftermarket parts and accessories purchasing group MAG Connection has become the latest business to sign up as a sponsoring Official Partner to AMD's World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Established a decade ago, MAG Connection provides authorized and independent dealers and performance specialists throughout Europe with an own-language and local currency online ordering and freight consolidation service that allows them to buy from the inventory of many of the market's primary distributors and manufacturers in the United. States and elsewhere.

JIMS USA signs-on as World Champs Official Partner

Friday 17th Dec 2010

Camarillo, California based engines, performance component and tools manufacturer JIMS USA is the latest noted aftermarket specialist to sign-on as a sponsoring Official Partner to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Founded in 1969 by Jim Theissen, JIMS celebrated its 40th anniversary recently, and with its engines now a top seller through Harley-Davidson's Screamin' Eagle program, Jim told AMD: "I have seen some of the AMD shows, especially in Europe, and recognize the World Championship as a premium program that showcases the best in the custom and performance industry.

H-D and AMD partner to produce World Champs finals at Sturgis

Friday 7th May 2010

AMD is proud to announce support from Harley-Davidson for the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building at a new level. Building on Harley-Davidson's official sponsorship of the AMD Modified Harley-Davidson class, starting at this year's 70th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson will also become AMD's new World Championship event production and staging partner.".
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