LeatherUp Blog http://blog.leatherup.com Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:27:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 When to Replace a Motorcycle Chain http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/08/13/when-to-replace-a-motorcycle-chain/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/08/13/when-to-replace-a-motorcycle-chain/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:25:34 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15619 Even if you lubricate your motorcycle chain after every ride, clean and lubricate it regularly, and adjust it within the manufacturer’s recommended specifications, you’re only going to get so many miles on your bike before you need to change both the chain and the sprockets. Yes, you might be able to get away [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/08/13/when-to-replace-a-motorcycle-chain/feed/ 0 2015 Las Vegas Bikefest http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/08/10/2015-las-vegas-bikefest/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/08/10/2015-las-vegas-bikefest/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:27:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15607 What are the wildest party cities in the US? One of the first you probably thought of is Las Vegas with the 24/7 partying, casinos, bars, and clubs. From October 1 to 4, 2015 with over 30,000 bikers coming to town for the 15th Annual Las Vegas Bikefest, things will get even wilder [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/08/10/2015-las-vegas-bikefest/feed/ 0 What Are Motorcycle Helmets Made Of? http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/29/what-are-motorcycle-helmets-made-of/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/29/what-are-motorcycle-helmets-made-of/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:08:05 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15601 Today’s motorcycle helmets all share at least four components in common to provide safety: outer shell, inner crush foam lining, comfort lining, and a retention device/chinstrap. The hard, thin outer shell of motorcycle helmets are made of different materials including polycarbonate plastics, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar and the higher-end helmets use a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/29/what-are-motorcycle-helmets-made-of/feed/ 0 2015 Sturgis Broken Spoke Saloon & Campground Attractions http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/21/2015-sturgis-broken-spoke-saloon-campground-attractions/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/21/2015-sturgis-broken-spoke-saloon-campground-attractions/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:07:35 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15597 The 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is right around the corner, August 3-9. This year’s milestone for the Mecca of bikers should break attendance records and also have the best attractions, events and entertainment the Sturgis Rally has seen yet. You have most likely heard about or have been to the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/21/2015-sturgis-broken-spoke-saloon-campground-attractions/feed/ 0 Status of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints & Mandatory Helmet Laws http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/08/status-of-motorcycle-only-checkpoints-mandatory-helmet-laws/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/08/status-of-motorcycle-only-checkpoints-mandatory-helmet-laws/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:49:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15584 In previous articles, I discussed various aspects regarding mandatory helmet laws and the “Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act” that would prohibit federal funds from being used to push for motorcycle-only checkpoints. In June, there was a step in the right direction for riders’ freedom to choose [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/08/status-of-motorcycle-only-checkpoints-mandatory-helmet-laws/feed/ 4 Motorcycle Helmet Laws by State http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/08/motorcycle-helmet-laws-by-state/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/08/motorcycle-helmet-laws-by-state/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:46:15 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15580 As you might have expected, the history of the United States’ universal helmet laws, which is a more appetizing way of referring to mandatory helmet laws for both the rider and passenger without exceptions in a state, have in large part been formed by the federal government’s laws. The [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/07/08/motorcycle-helmet-laws-by-state/feed/ 3 One-Wheeled Motorcycle/Monocycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/26/one-wheeled-motorcyclemonocycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/26/one-wheeled-motorcyclemonocycle/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:32:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15559 You may have seen this black and white picture before of a man riding in a one-wheeled motorcycle and this is probably the most popular picture of a vehicle of its sorts, but what is it? First, the basic terminology, the broad categorization of a one-wheeled vehicle where the rider sits inside [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/26/one-wheeled-motorcyclemonocycle/feed/ 0 Waco Shooting – What Really Happened? http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/19/waco-shooting-what-really-happened/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/19/waco-shooting-what-really-happened/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:11:19 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15551 Below is an overview article of what happened in the shootout in Waco and also some of the significant updates. Update: June 30, 2015 Today, June 30, Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s State District Court has ruled to allow attorney Clinton Broden, representing Waco biker Matthew Clendennen, to obtain the Twin Peaks surveillance [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/19/waco-shooting-what-really-happened/feed/ 0 The First Motorcycle Helmet http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/11/the-first-motorcycle-helmet/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/11/the-first-motorcycle-helmet/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:25:15 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15546 As with much of history, there are always debates over who was “the first” to design or use something. The same goes with the history of the motorcycle helmet. Part of the debate is what constitutes a “helmet” and depending on your definition, there are three possible choices. One of the first [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/11/the-first-motorcycle-helmet/feed/ 0 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame – A “Must See” During the Sturgis Rally http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/02/sturgis-motorcycle-museum-hall-of-fame-a-must-see-during-the-sturgis-rally/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/02/sturgis-motorcycle-museum-hall-of-fame-a-must-see-during-the-sturgis-rally/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:54:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15532 One of the numerous cool things to do and see during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is to visit the Sturgis Museum and the Hall of Fame. The Museum is an educational walkthrough of time showing the past as well as the present and future of motorcycling, so visiting the museum will definitely be [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/06/02/sturgis-motorcycle-museum-hall-of-fame-a-must-see-during-the-sturgis-rally/feed/ 0 Rex-Acme Chopper – Probably the First Chopper Made http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/21/rex-acme-chopper-probably-the-first-chopper-made/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/21/rex-acme-chopper-probably-the-first-chopper-made/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 22:39:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15507 There are a lot of mixed opinions whether the Bojette Chopper is the First Chopper or Just Great Photoshop, but one thing we do know is that the British Rex-Acme choppers (later to be called the Acme-Rudge) were likely the first choppers [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/21/rex-acme-chopper-probably-the-first-chopper-made/feed/ 1 What You Need to Know When Purchasing Motorcycle Insurance – Just The Basics http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/15/what-you-need-to-know-when-purchasing-motorcycle-insurance-just-the-basics/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/15/what-you-need-to-know-when-purchasing-motorcycle-insurance-just-the-basics/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 18:05:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15495 We are under a constant barrage of ads on TV, in magazines, in mailers (that fill up the last little bit of space in your mail box between your bills and other junk-mail), on internet banners, pay-per-click, and my favorite, internet pop-ups. So you probably already know what bike insurance companies are out [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/15/what-you-need-to-know-when-purchasing-motorcycle-insurance-just-the-basics/feed/ 1 How To Get The Best Discounts On Motorcycle Insurance http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/06/how-to-get-the-best-discounts-on-motorcycle-insurance/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/06/how-to-get-the-best-discounts-on-motorcycle-insurance/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 21:35:20 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15487 Once you have figured out the basics of What You Need to Know When Purchasing Motorcycle Insurance and start shopping, below you will find some things to consider and different discounts that are frequently available to reduce your premium. First, shop around and find an insurance company that you are confident that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/05/06/how-to-get-the-best-discounts-on-motorcycle-insurance/feed/ 0 Motorcycle Safety Tip: Eye Protection http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/23/motorcycle-safety-tip-eye-protection/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/23/motorcycle-safety-tip-eye-protection/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:53:14 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15464 One thing that makes me cringe is when I hear about a new mandatory motorcycle law, and another is seeing riders not wearing eye protection. The article presented below is not a recommendation for a new law, but rather providing information about the possible consequences of riders not wearing eye protection. Before [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/23/motorcycle-safety-tip-eye-protection/feed/ 1 How to Handle Corners and Avoid Target Fixation http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/23/how-to-handle-corners-and-avoid-target-fixation/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/23/how-to-handle-corners-and-avoid-target-fixation/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:29:59 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15461 Fixating on a target can cause a rider to run into an object they are trying to avoid on a straight road. It can also cause a rider to either run off the side of the road or lay down their bike when trying to over correct in a turn. So, what is [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/23/how-to-handle-corners-and-avoid-target-fixation/feed/ 0 Vintage Voltage E-Bike from American Cycle Co. http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/22/vintage-voltage-e-bike-from-american-cycle-co/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/22/vintage-voltage-e-bike-from-american-cycle-co/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:25:24 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15430 A very cool looking electric bicycle will be available within the next sixty days. It is called the Vintage Voltage, and it will have the same styling of vintage motorcycles along with all of the benefits of the top of the line e-bikes. Why do people choose e-bikes? Some of the basic advantages [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/22/vintage-voltage-e-bike-from-american-cycle-co/feed/ 0 De-Winterizing Your Motorcycle Tip http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/08/de-winterizing-your-motorcycle-tip/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/04/08/de-winterizing-your-motorcycle-tip/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:31:51 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15425 Related posts:
  1. Video: How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter
  2. Biker Billionaire Pours Patron Tequila Into the Gas Tank of His Motorcycle
  3. Street Legal Tron Motorcycles
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Bojete Chopper- “Real or Just Great Photoshop” http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/20/bojete-chopper-real-or-just-great-photoshop/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/20/bojete-chopper-real-or-just-great-photoshop/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:33:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15351 The Bojete chopper picture has generated much discussion among motorcycle enthusiasts of whether it is legitimately real and one of the first pictures of the first choppers, or just expertly Photoshopped. Whether it is real or a fake, the motorcycle appearing in this picture might be a stripped down 1905 Merkel motorcycle (as [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/20/bojete-chopper-real-or-just-great-photoshop/feed/ 0 The High Seas Rally http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/20/the-high-seas-rally/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/20/the-high-seas-rally/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:19:45 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15348 The “Rally on a Ship” started in 2002 to provide the biker activities and atmosphere you get at a motorcycle rally with the attractions and experience of a cruise. Reviews from the attendees over the past seventeen biker cruises have been excellent. The 2015 cruise will go through the Western Caribbean over Halloween [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/20/the-high-seas-rally/feed/ 1 Mandatory Helmet Laws – Let Those Who Ride Decide http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/13/mandatory-helmet-laws-let-those-who-ride-decide/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/13/mandatory-helmet-laws-let-those-who-ride-decide/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:40:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15345 You frequently hear from opponents of mandatory motorcycle helmet laws that it should be a rider’s choice to wear helmets or not and I agree, but it is not. Today twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have mandatory helmet laws, taking away a person’s choice to decide whether or not to use [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/13/mandatory-helmet-laws-let-those-who-ride-decide/feed/ 1 Revolutionary New Electric Scooter Is Hitting The Scene http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/06/revolutionary-new-electric-scooter-is-hitting-the-scene/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/06/revolutionary-new-electric-scooter-is-hitting-the-scene/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:15:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15335 I know this isn’t your typical post about a new Harley or Indian, but this little bike is actually pretty cool. This is the new concept all electric scooter from the guys over at American Cycle Company. They recently launched their indigogo campaign to bring the bike into production. The scooter is packing [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/06/revolutionary-new-electric-scooter-is-hitting-the-scene/feed/ 0 2015 Daytona Bike Week- Must See Bike Shows http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/05/2015-daytona-bike-week-must-see-bike-shows/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/05/2015-daytona-bike-week-must-see-bike-shows/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15326 One of the most popular bike shows anywhere, and definitely a huge draw during Bike Week, is the Willie’s [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/03/05/2015-daytona-bike-week-must-see-bike-shows/feed/ 0 It’s Time To Get Rid Of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/26/its-time-to-get-rid-of-motorcycle-only-checkpoints/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/26/its-time-to-get-rid-of-motorcycle-only-checkpoints/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:48:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15323 Whether it is because you live in, have ridden in, or plan to ride in a state that has mandatory motorcycle-only checkpoints or just want to help end the discrimination against those of us who ride on two wheels, here is an opportunity to let your voice be heard. Earlier this year, the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/26/its-time-to-get-rid-of-motorcycle-only-checkpoints/feed/ 0 The “Hurt Report” http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/16/the-hurt-report/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/16/the-hurt-report/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:00:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15319 In 1981, Harry Hurt (the primary researcher and the name the report is often referred to as) and his colleagues at the University of Southern California published their findings in a study commissioned by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/16/the-hurt-report/feed/ 0 “Flying Merkel” Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/10/flying-merkel-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/10/flying-merkel-motorcycles/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:53:24 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15315 The start of Merkel motorcycles was in 1902 when [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/10/flying-merkel-motorcycles/feed/ 0 “Motorcycle Helmet Effectiveness Revisited” Study by the NHTSA http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/02/motorcycle-helmet-effectiveness-revisited-study-by-the-nhtsa/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/02/motorcycle-helmet-effectiveness-revisited-study-by-the-nhtsa/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:45:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15309 First, let me be clear, I believe that riders should be able to choose whether they wear a helmet or not. Next, I am also not advocating the use or non-use of helmets, but just presenting results from a study done by the NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis. This NHTSA study [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2015/02/02/motorcycle-helmet-effectiveness-revisited-study-by-the-nhtsa/feed/ 3 Top Motorcycles of 2014 http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/12/01/top-motorcycles-of-2014/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/12/01/top-motorcycles-of-2014/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:34:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15288 Related posts:
  1. Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 2)
  2. Kawasaki Unveils More 2013 Bikes: ZX-6R (636) and Ninja 300
  3. 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – First Ride Review
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Building a Turboshaft Powered Motorcycle Land Speed Racer http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/16/building-a-turboshaft-powered-motorcycle-land-speed-racer/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/16/building-a-turboshaft-powered-motorcycle-land-speed-racer/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:57:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15279 Related posts:
  1. DiSalvo to break the land speed record.
  2. 2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F – First Ride Video
  3. Tricycle Toy for Adults Has a Harley Engine and Costs $75,000
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Hungry for a new motorcycle event? We’ve got you covered with BikerFest. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/15/hungry-for-a-new-motorcycle-event-weve-got-you-covered-with-bikerfest/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/15/hungry-for-a-new-motorcycle-event-weve-got-you-covered-with-bikerfest/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:59:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15274 Las Vegas, the party town, will get another crazy long weekend of hard core rockin’ good times for bikers from October 2 to 5. The Las Vegas BikeFest Rally features a lot of entertainment, cool bikes everywhere,over $30,000 in cash and prizes to be won, the best aftermarket part vendors [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/15/hungry-for-a-new-motorcycle-event-weve-got-you-covered-with-bikerfest/feed/ 1 European Bike Week – Photos & More http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/10/european-bike-week-photos-more/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/10/european-bike-week-photos-more/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:31:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15267 Related posts:
  1. Daytona Bike Week – Short Profile
  2. Tsunami Bike on Display at the HD Museum in Milwaukee This Week
  3. Daytona Bike Week 2012 – Bad for Vendors
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DiSalvo to break the land speed record. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/09/disalvo-to-break-the-land-speed-record/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/09/disalvo-to-break-the-land-speed-record/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:31:19 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15260 Weather and quality of the salt permitting, pilot Jason DiSalvo will try this week during the Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph aboard his T twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket III-powered streamliner. Developed by Matt Markstaller (Hot Rod Conspiracy) and Bob Carpenter (Carpenter Racing), the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/09/disalvo-to-break-the-land-speed-record/feed/ 1 The curtains are lifted on the mysterious Polaris Slingshot. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/02/the-curtains-are-lifted-on-the-mysterious-polaris-slingshot/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/09/02/the-curtains-are-lifted-on-the-mysterious-polaris-slingshot/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:58:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15249 Related posts:
  1. Weird or Innovative: Three-Wheeled Motorcycle Concept or Roller Skate Bike?
  2. A Reminder Why We Ride
  3. Licensed Limited Edition Sons of Anarchy Harley-Davidson Bikes Will First Go on Sale at 2012 Sturgis Rally
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A new era for female riders? Harley thinks so. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/25/a-new-era-for-female-riders-harley-thinks-so/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/25/a-new-era-for-female-riders-harley-thinks-so/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:01:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15245 “I was researching a character for a novel who I wanted to be a motorcycle rider,”Bernadette Murphy tells me. “In order to do that accurately, I felt like I should know what it’s like to be on a motorcycle.” A creative writing professor at Antioch University in Los Angeles,  Related posts:
  1. Harley-Davidson Pulls the Wrapping Off Their Presents to Riders Early This Year, Introduces Two New Bikes
  2. Video: Harley-Davidson Riding Gear – Interview with the Designers
  3. Motorcycle Ownership and Spending in the United States – Latest Market Research
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Sturgis 2014: Photo Recap Part 3 http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/20/sturgis-2014-photo-recap-part-3/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/20/sturgis-2014-photo-recap-part-3/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:02:07 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15241 Related posts:
  1. Sturgis 2014: A Photo Recap (Part 1)
  2. Sturgis 2014: Photo Recap – Part 2 (HiRez)
  3. Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction.
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Sturgis 2014: Photo Recap – Part 2 (HiRez) http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/14/sturgis-2014-photo-recap-part-2-hirez/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/14/sturgis-2014-photo-recap-part-2-hirez/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:05:51 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15238 Related posts:
  1. Sturgis 2014: A Photo Recap (Part 1)
  2. Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction.
  3. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 – Photos From Downtown Sturgis, August 4, 2012
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Sturgis 2014: A Photo Recap (Part 1) http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/11/sturgis-2014-a-photo-recap-part-1/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/11/sturgis-2014-a-photo-recap-part-1/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:13:45 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15229 Related posts:
  1. Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction.
  2. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 – Photos From Downtown Sturgis, August 4, 2012
  3. Photos of Downtown Sturgis During the First Official Day of the 2012 Rally
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Sturgis 2014: Opening weekend – The good, the bad and the ugly. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/04/sturgis-2014-opening-weekend-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/04/sturgis-2014-opening-weekend-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:27:44 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15217   Today kicks off the SD motorcycle rally officially, but like our previous posts can tell you – the party doesn’t wait for the 4th. News is already hitting the headlines coming out of Sturgis this weekend, some good, some bad, and some worse… here’es LeatherUp’s break down of the first weekend that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/08/04/sturgis-2014-opening-weekend-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/feed/ 1 Sturgis 2014: Lance Armstrong Raises funds for local Sturgis Fire Dept. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/30/sturgis-2014-lance-armstrong-raises-funds-for-local-sturgis-fire-dept/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/30/sturgis-2014-lance-armstrong-raises-funds-for-local-sturgis-fire-dept/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:34:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15214 Related posts:
  1. New Guinness Record for Longest Motorcycle Ride through a Tunnel of Fire
  2. Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Black Hills Harley-Davidson Dealership Event
  3. Sturgis 2012 Legends Ride Photos (August 6, 2012)
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AMA Petition To Return Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/22/ama-petition-to-return-lane-splitting-guidelines-to-california-government-websites/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/22/ama-petition-to-return-lane-splitting-guidelines-to-california-government-websites/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:36:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15206 The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive today to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066.  A recent Office [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/22/ama-petition-to-return-lane-splitting-guidelines-to-california-government-websites/feed/ 4 British Customs’ Vintage Vendetta Speedmaster http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/21/british-customs-vintage-vendetta-speedmaster/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/21/british-customs-vintage-vendetta-speedmaster/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:56:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15203 Related posts:
  1. Creating Customs: a Short Film about Two Brothers and Their Passion for Building Custom Bikes
  2. RVA Overland – Vintage Dirt Bike Beauty for Sale
  3. 2013 Triumph Thruxton vs. 2013 Moto Guzzi V7
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Sturgis 2014: Pregame! Best events before it officially kicks off. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/17/sturgis-2014-pregame-best-events-before-officially-kicks-off/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/17/sturgis-2014-pregame-best-events-before-officially-kicks-off/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:01:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15174 Sturgis, South Dakota 2014 is going to be one wild place from August 4-10, but not all the best events happening in that town are on those dates. For many riders and Sturgis veterans, this town becomes more than a 6 day get away. Sturgis is a mecca for all things tattooed, outlawed, and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/17/sturgis-2014-pregame-best-events-before-officially-kicks-off/feed/ 1 Sturgis 2014: Top 10 bands at Sturgis rally this year. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/15/sturgis-2014-top-10-bands-at-sturgis-rally-this-year/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/15/sturgis-2014-top-10-bands-at-sturgis-rally-this-year/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:10:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15154 Related posts:
  1. Take the Ride to Sturgis – Official 2012 Sturgis Promotional Music Video
  2. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  3. Victory Motorcycles at the 2012 Sturgis Rally – New Victory Location and Events Schedule
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Is a 2015 Suzuki GSR1000 Coming? http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/09/is-a-2015-suzuki-gsr1000-coming/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/09/is-a-2015-suzuki-gsr1000-coming/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:51:04 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15149   Speculation for the 2014 trade shows is starting to trickle in, and the fine journalists at the German magazine Motorrad have for us the latest gossip regarding a new model for 2015. Confirming a great deal of speculation, Motorrad tips that we will see a Suzuki GSR1000 at October’s  Related posts:
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  2. Video: 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R vs. 2012 Suzuki GSX-R750
  3. Yamaha Will Sell $500 Motorcycle in India – Cheapest Yamaha Motorcycle
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Frankencycle 101: How to jump a dead motorcycle battery. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/07/15141/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/07/15141/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:40:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15141 So you’re thinking about pulling the ol’ hog out for a ride and you realize it’s been sitting there for too long, and the batteries dead. Not to worry. All you need is another working vehicle (hopefully your own or a nice friend) and a pair of standard jumper cables that you can [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/07/15141/feed/ 1 Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction. http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/03/photo-realistic-painting-jessi-to-be-donated-to-2014-sturgis-auction/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/03/photo-realistic-painting-jessi-to-be-donated-to-2014-sturgis-auction/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:56:14 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15134 Related posts:
  1. Sturgis 2012 Legends Ride Photos (August 6, 2012)
  2. Photos of Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 1)
  3. Sturgis 2012 – Photos from the Buffalo Chip Campground, August 4, 2012
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Is the new Ariel Ace as easily customized as Legos? http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/01/is-the-new-ariel-ace-as-easily-customized-as-legos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/01/is-the-new-ariel-ace-as-easily-customized-as-legos/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:56:26 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15129   It’s been mostly mixed emotions when hearing people think about the new Ariel Ace. “It’s fugly… wrong parts… doesn’t have the cruiser feel.” Well, good news, because Ariel has another bike for you. And it’s also called the Ariel Ace. Yes, the two bikes you’ve seen so far are [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/07/01/is-the-new-ariel-ace-as-easily-customized-as-legos/feed/ 0 Ariel’s first new motorcycle in over 50 years http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/25/ariels-first-new-motorcycle-in-over-50-years/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/25/ariels-first-new-motorcycle-in-over-50-years/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:15:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15118 Ariel had made bicycles before making motorcycles, and had also [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/25/ariels-first-new-motorcycle-in-over-50-years/feed/ 0 Ride Scorpio Motorcycle Tracker http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/23/ride-scorpio-motorcycle-tracker/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/23/ride-scorpio-motorcycle-tracker/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:40:03 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15110 Ride Scorpio motorcycle tracker There have been lots of motorcycling apps developed for smartphones, but this is the first one we’ve seen that looks truly compelling. It uses GPS for sophisticated ride capture data—but it can also send you a text message if your bike is stolen, knocked over, or moved outside a pre-set [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/23/ride-scorpio-motorcycle-tracker/feed/ 0 Is Harley-Davidson making an electric bike? http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/19/is-harley-davidson-making-an-electric-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/06/19/is-harley-davidson-making-an-electric-bike/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:20:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15099 Related posts:
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This Is the Lotus C-01 Superbike http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/02/21/this-is-the-lotus-c-01-superbike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/02/21/this-is-the-lotus-c-01-superbike/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:24:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15087 Related posts:
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  3. Kickboxer Diesel and Kickboxer AWD Diesel Motorcycle Concepts
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The One Motorcycle Show & “21 Helmets” Exhibit http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/02/05/the-one-motorcycle-show-21-helmets-exhibit/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/02/05/the-one-motorcycle-show-21-helmets-exhibit/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:01:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15081 Related posts:
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Buy a Harley Fit for the Pope http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/14/buy-a-harley-fit-for-the-pope/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/14/buy-a-harley-fit-for-the-pope/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:50:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15074 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide this February, and it can be yours (potentially). While we’re a little disappointed that the pontiff didn’t just don a skull facemask and head out on an adventure [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/14/buy-a-harley-fit-for-the-pope/feed/ 1 LeatherUp & Google Plus – A Match Made In Internet Heaven http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/09/leatherup-google-plus-a-match-made-in-internet-heaven/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/09/leatherup-google-plus-a-match-made-in-internet-heaven/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:17:51 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15069 This year, one of our biggest resolutions has been to give you guys and gals more. More sales. More deals. More content. What do we mean by content? Well, for one thing we are going to be expanding our social media presence immensely this year, bringing to all of our readers/customers more chances [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/09/leatherup-google-plus-a-match-made-in-internet-heaven/feed/ 3 The Many Injuries of Evel Knievel http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/07/the-many-injuries-of-evel-knievel/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2014/01/07/the-many-injuries-of-evel-knievel/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:19:55 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15065 Related posts:
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  2. Introducing: The Xelement Vigilante Leather Jacket
  3. Trading Places: When Biker Boys Pose Like Biker Babes
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Happy New Year From LeatherUp! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/12/31/happy-new-year-from-leatherup/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/12/31/happy-new-year-from-leatherup/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:45:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15050 Related posts:
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  3. Baby Pictures Done the Right Way (and a Wishing for a Happy 4th of July)
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The 2013 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year Is… http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/12/13/the-2013-ama-motorcyclist-of-the-year-is/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/12/13/the-2013-ama-motorcyclist-of-the-year-is/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:00:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15046 Related posts:
  1. 110-Year-Old Original Unrestored Motorcycle at Auction in Vegas
  2. Video: Motorcyclist Rides at 186 mph (300 km/h) on a Highway in Canada
  3. Helmetless motorcyclist dies from head injury when protesting helmet laws
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Thanks for The Great Year! Celebrate With Our 3-Day Savings Event! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/12/11/thanks-for-the-great-year-celebrate-with-our-3-day-savings-event/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/12/11/thanks-for-the-great-year-celebrate-with-our-3-day-savings-event/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:00:43 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15041 Related posts:
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  3. Spooky Savings This Weekend Only!
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ANNOUNCING: “10 DAYS OF SAVINGS EVENT!” http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/11/19/announcing-10-days-of-savings-event/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/11/19/announcing-10-days-of-savings-event/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:56:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15034 Related posts:
  1. Spooky Savings This Weekend Only!
  2. Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Black Hills Harley-Davidson Dealership Event
  3. Just Two Days Left In Our Summer Sturgis Photo Contest!
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Harley-Davidson Pulls the Wrapping Off Their Presents to Riders Early This Year, Introduces Two New Bikes http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/11/05/harley-davidson-pulls-the-wrapping-off-their-presents-to-riders-early-this-year-introduces-two-new-bikes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/11/05/harley-davidson-pulls-the-wrapping-off-their-presents-to-riders-early-this-year-introduces-two-new-bikes/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:55:26 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15028 Continuing on this year from the already successful Project Rushmore bikes, and just in time for Christmas (no, we can’t believe it’s almost here either), Harley unwrapped its [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/11/05/harley-davidson-pulls-the-wrapping-off-their-presents-to-riders-early-this-year-introduces-two-new-bikes/feed/ 1 Trading Places: When Biker Boys Pose Like Biker Babes http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/18/trading-places-when-biker-boys-pose-like-biker-babes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/18/trading-places-when-biker-boys-pose-like-biker-babes/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:37:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=15012 Related posts:
  1. Biker Girls of The Week: Babes from Beaulieu UK
  2. Video: Arrogant Thieves Try to Steal Two 1199 Panigales from UK Ducati Dealership
  3. Biker Girl Calendar – New 2012 Calendar with American V-Twin Custom Motorcycles and Biker Girls
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How-To: Gear Up For Cold Motorcycle Riding http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/16/how-to-ride-your-motorcycle-in-cold-weather/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/16/how-to-ride-your-motorcycle-in-cold-weather/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:26:28 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14997 Related posts:
  1. Spooky Savings This Weekend Only!
  2. Photos of Ewan McGregor in Belstaff Riding Gear
  3. Introducing New Shipping Features: Get Your Gear Awesomely Fast!
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How-To: Clean Your Leather Jacket http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/09/how-to-clean-your-leather-jacket/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/09/how-to-clean-your-leather-jacket/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:11:35 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14987 your new leather jacket how do you go about cleaning it [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/09/how-to-clean-your-leather-jacket/feed/ 6 Spooky Savings This Weekend Only! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/04/spooky-savings-this-weekend-only/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/04/spooky-savings-this-weekend-only/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:32:27 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14979 This weekend only, use the code “SPOOKY” and get some scary savings on thousands of items in our inventory! What does this mean for you? Well, it means that before you have to bury your bike for the season you can dig up some great deals, like on this fantastic Xelement [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/04/spooky-savings-this-weekend-only/feed/ 3 Motorcyclists Attack Driver After Minor Accident http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/01/motorcyclists-attack-driver-after-minor-accident/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/10/01/motorcyclists-attack-driver-after-minor-accident/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:16:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14973 Related posts:
  1. Video: Weird Fish-Hooking Accident
  2. Helmetless motorcyclist dies from head injury when protesting helmet laws
  3. Outlaw Helmets Save Couple’s Lives in Graphic Car Wreck
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Outlaw Helmets Save Couple’s Lives in Graphic Car Wreck http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/24/outlaw-helmets-save-couples-lives-in-graphic-car-wreck/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/24/outlaw-helmets-save-couples-lives-in-graphic-car-wreck/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:47:53 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14955 Related posts:
  1. New Outlaw Motorcycle Helmets Are Works of Art
  2. Outlaw Helmets in the News with Celebrities – Animation
  3. Loud Pipes Save Lives – Is It a Myth or Truth
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Introducing: LS2 Helmets – The Best New Brand You’ve Never Heard Of http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/18/introducing-ls2-helmets-the-best-new-brand-youve-never-heard-of/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/18/introducing-ls2-helmets-the-best-new-brand-youve-never-heard-of/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:39:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14947 Today we’re proud to announce the addition of a whole slew of new helmets into our inventory, all from the amazing group of guys and gals at LS2 Helmets. LS2 is a fairly recent player in the world of motorcycle helmets and safety gear, founded just over 20 years [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/18/introducing-ls2-helmets-the-best-new-brand-youve-never-heard-of/feed/ 0 Like a Rhinestone Cow…Girl http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/17/like-a-rhinestone-cow-girl/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/17/like-a-rhinestone-cow-girl/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:47:59 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14938 Happy Tuesday everyone, and welcome back to the best blog about motorcycle gear and clothing on the planet! How can we say we’re the best? Well, how about we have more traffic than any other similar store? How about not even giants like Ebay and Amazon can beat us on 99% of what [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/17/like-a-rhinestone-cow-girl/feed/ 1 Say “No” to Crack: LeatherUp’s New Line of Women’s Belts are Here! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/12/say-no-to-crack-leatherups-new-line-of-womens-belts-are-here/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/12/say-no-to-crack-leatherups-new-line-of-womens-belts-are-here/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:35:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14921 That’s right ladies. There is no need to have the top of your tush hanging out anymore. We’ve gone out, scoured the globe and found out about the latest in technology applications, and while we thought that holographic, 3D computer screens powered by dinosaurs were pretty cool, what was even cooler were these [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/12/say-no-to-crack-leatherups-new-line-of-womens-belts-are-here/feed/ 0 (EVEN MORE) Sturgis Custom Bike Madness! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/10/even-more-sturgis-custom-bike-madness/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/10/even-more-sturgis-custom-bike-madness/#comments Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:29:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14893 Related posts:
  1. The Last of It: Sturgis 2013 Final Pictures
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  3. 2013 Rallies: The Ride to Sturgis
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The Last of It: Sturgis 2013 Final Pictures http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/06/the-last-of-it-sturgis-2013-final-pictures/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/06/the-last-of-it-sturgis-2013-final-pictures/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:55:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14873 Related posts:
  1. More Pictures of the Days (and Nights) of Sturigs 2013
  2. Baby Pictures Done the Right Way (and a Wishing for a Happy 4th of July)
  3. 2013 Rallies: The Ride to Sturgis
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Celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary With Our Labor Day Extended Sale http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/03/celebrate-harley-davidsons-110th-anniversary-with-our-labor-day-extended-sale/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/09/03/celebrate-harley-davidsons-110th-anniversary-with-our-labor-day-extended-sale/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:13:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14859 Related posts:
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  2. Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Designs
  3. Harley-Davidson Wants to Stop the Unauthorized Use of the word “Harley” in Website Names
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LeatherUp’s Labor Day Sales Event Starts Now! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/30/leatherups-labor-day-sales-event-starts-now/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/30/leatherups-labor-day-sales-event-starts-now/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:20:46 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14849 This Labor Day we would like to honor all of the hard working (and retired!) men and women out there, who have all done their part to make this country one of the best on the planet. Everyone, from the janitor of a school to a CEO of a Fortune 500, plays their [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/30/leatherups-labor-day-sales-event-starts-now/feed/ 1 What is Harley-Davidson’s Project Rushmore? http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/29/what-is-harley-davidsons-project-rushmore/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/29/what-is-harley-davidsons-project-rushmore/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:05:28 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14842 Related posts:
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  3. New Chrome Trim for Harley-Davidson Boom Audio Speakers
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Don’t Clutch at Straws, Clutch at Clutches! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/27/dont-clutch-at-straws-clutch-at-clutches/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/27/dont-clutch-at-straws-clutch-at-clutches/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:40:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14827 Related posts:
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Bonneville Salt Flats Host World’s Fastest Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/26/bonneville-salt-flats-host-worlds-fastest-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/26/bonneville-salt-flats-host-worlds-fastest-motorcycles/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:42:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14823 Related posts:
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  3. Stolen Rare Vintage Motorcycles Worth $1.5 million
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Back to School Boots! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/23/back-to-school-boots/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/23/back-to-school-boots/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:37:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14814 You may be going to college for the first time. You may be finishing up your last year. You may have put school behind you sometime in the 70’s. But, no matter where you are in your education you can still appreciate a good pair of boots, right?? If you answered “no” you’ve [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/23/back-to-school-boots/feed/ 0 Sneak Peak at the 2014 Harley-Davidson Lineup http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/21/sneak-peak-at-the-2014-harley-davidson-lineup/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/21/sneak-peak-at-the-2014-harley-davidson-lineup/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:42:47 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14794 Related posts:
  1. 2013 Harley-Davidson Lineup – Overview (Part 1)
  2. 2013 Harley-Davidson Lineup – Overview (Part 2)
  3. Harley-Davidson 2012 Models: 32 Models On 6 Platforms – Part 1
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When It Rains It Pours…So Get A Rainsuit! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/19/when-it-rains-it-pours-so-get-a-rainsuit/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/19/when-it-rains-it-pours-so-get-a-rainsuit/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:12:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14786 If our local weathermen have told us anything for certain over the past few years it’s this: No one can ever accurately predict the weather. Mother nature is a fickle woman, and more times than not she likes to pop a squat and unleash hell on us while we’re caught on a bike [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/19/when-it-rains-it-pours-so-get-a-rainsuit/feed/ 1 Introducing: The Xelement Vigilante Leather Jacket http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/15/introducing-the-xelement-vigilante-leather-jacket/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/15/introducing-the-xelement-vigilante-leather-jacket/#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:34:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14779 This jacket right here…this is the Vigilante from Xelement. It’s named the Vigilante because it breaks all the rules, fights crime, lives in a cave and solves mysteries. It also has a nicer car than you and hangs around with beautiful women whenever you’re not out riding. Yes, it’s fair to say that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/15/introducing-the-xelement-vigilante-leather-jacket/feed/ 1 Introducing: Roadhouse Vintage Jackets and Hoodies http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/14/introducing-roadhouse-vintage-jackets-and-hoodies/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/14/introducing-roadhouse-vintage-jackets-and-hoodies/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:14:47 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14770 This week we’re proud to announce an entire new lineup of hoodies and vintage jackets from the wonderful guys and gals over at Dragonfly Roadhouse. Who needs another jacket or hoodie, you say? You do, we answer! And the reason WHY you need a new one is because these jackets are guaranteed to [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/14/introducing-roadhouse-vintage-jackets-and-hoodies/feed/ 1 More Pictures of the Days (and Nights) of Sturigs 2013 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/09/more-pictures-of-the-days-and-nights-of-sturigs-2013/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/09/more-pictures-of-the-days-and-nights-of-sturigs-2013/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:21:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14728 Related posts:
  1. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 – Photos From Downtown Sturgis, August 4, 2012
  2. 2013 Rallies: The Ride to Sturgis
  3. Photos of Downtown Sturgis During the First Official Day of the 2012 Rally
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First Days of Sturgis – Photo Album http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/08/first-days-of-sturgis-photo-album/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/08/first-days-of-sturgis-photo-album/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:14:59 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14698 Related posts:
  1. Photo Album: 2013 Rodeo Drive Car Show
  2. And The Winners Are…
  3. Just Two Days Left In Our Summer Sturgis Photo Contest!
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And The Winners Are… http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/02/and-the-winners-are/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/08/02/and-the-winners-are/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:14:00 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14672 Related posts:
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  2. Winners of Leatherup.com Facebook-Fan Sweepstakes July 29 – October 1, 2010
  3. Winners of Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest – June 2010 Edition
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Just Two Days Left In Our Summer Sturgis Photo Contest! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/30/just-two-days-left-in-our-summer-sturgis-photo-contest/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/30/just-two-days-left-in-our-summer-sturgis-photo-contest/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:05:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14650 Related posts:
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  3. Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest, Christmas Edition 2010 – Starts Today
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Win a Harley and Help Some Kids http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/26/win-a-harley-and-help-some-kids/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/26/win-a-harley-and-help-some-kids/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:38:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14644 Related posts:
  1. Daytona Bike Week 2012 – Bad for Vendors
  2. Harley-Davidson Events in Sturgis 2012
  3. RVA Overland – Vintage Dirt Bike Beauty for Sale
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How it Feels to Ride in the California Desert Right About Now http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/18/how-it-feels-to-ride-in-the-california-desert-right-about-now/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/18/how-it-feels-to-ride-in-the-california-desert-right-about-now/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:22:03 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14613 Related posts:
  1. Introducing: The Women’s XS-123 Armored Jacket
  2. Photo Album: 2013 Rodeo Drive Car Show
  3. Baby Pictures Done the Right Way (and a Wishing for a Happy 4th of July)
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Introducing: The Women’s XS-123 Armored Jacket http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/16/introducing-the-womens-xs-123-armored-jacket/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/16/introducing-the-womens-xs-123-armored-jacket/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:43:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14604 Related posts:
  1. New Arrivals for the Ladies! 3/22/2013
  2. These (Women’s) Boots Were Made For Walking (And Riding)
  3. New Vintage-Style Racing Jackets for Him and for Her
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Behind the Scenes: Sneak Peak at Upcoming YouTube Videos and Photo Galleries http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/12/behind-the-scenes-sneak-peak-at-upcoming-youtube-videos-and-photo-galleries/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/12/behind-the-scenes-sneak-peak-at-upcoming-youtube-videos-and-photo-galleries/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:23:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14584 Related posts:
  1. Funny Motorcycle Videos
  2. Sneak Peek – Arai Defiant Helmet
  3. Introducing New Shipping Features: Get Your Gear Awesomely Fast!
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Watch This: World Record for Fastest Motorcycle…Hearse? http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/10/watch-this-world-record-for-fastest-motorcycle-hearse/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/10/watch-this-world-record-for-fastest-motorcycle-hearse/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:36:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14580 Related posts:
  1. Riding a Motorcycle on the Fastest Freeway in the World
  2. New Guinness Record for Longest Motorcycle Ride through a Tunnel of Fire
  3. Viral Video: Motorcycle Crashes Backwards in Slow Motion
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These (Women’s) Boots Were Made For Walking (And Riding) http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/08/these-womens-boots-were-made-for-walking-and-riding/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/08/these-womens-boots-were-made-for-walking-and-riding/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:17:43 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14564 Related posts:
  1. Anne Hathaway Scooter Chick Look
  2. New Xelement Lady-Biker Belt Bags – Biker Women on Facebook Love Them
  3. New Vintage-Style Racing Jackets for Him and for Her
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A Reminder Why We Ride http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/05/a-reminder-why-we-ride/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/05/a-reminder-why-we-ride/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:17:55 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14560 with two wheels. Sometimes the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/05/a-reminder-why-we-ride/feed/ 0 Baby Pictures Done the Right Way (and a Wishing for a Happy 4th of July) http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/03/baby-pictures-done-the-right-way-and-a-wishing-for-a-happy-4th-of-july/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/03/baby-pictures-done-the-right-way-and-a-wishing-for-a-happy-4th-of-july/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:53:35 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14556 laying in his helmet. Reddit user “theartfuldubber” submitted this post, and minutes after seeing it the entire LeatherUp office was holding back tears and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/03/baby-pictures-done-the-right-way-and-a-wishing-for-a-happy-4th-of-july/feed/ 5 2013 Rallies: The Ride to Sturgis http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/02/2013-rallies-the-ride-to-sturgis/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/02/2013-rallies-the-ride-to-sturgis/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:46:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14550 Related posts:
  1. Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Black Hills Harley-Davidson Dealership Event
  2. The 70th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Almost Doubles South Dakota’s Population Again
  3. See the Sturgis Rally with These Live Webcams
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Photo Album: 2013 Rodeo Drive Car Show http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/01/photo-album-2013-rodeo-drive-car-show/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/07/01/photo-album-2013-rodeo-drive-car-show/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:33:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14531 Related posts:
  1. Best Custom Motorcycles at 2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show – Photos of Winning Bikes with Biker Girls (Part 1)
  2. Take the Ride to Sturgis – Official 2012 Sturgis Promotional Music Video
  3. Cool Sturgis 2012 Legends Ride Promotional Video
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LeatherUp’s 4th Of July Blowout Starts Now! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/28/leatherups-4th-of-july-blowout-starts-now/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/28/leatherups-4th-of-july-blowout-starts-now/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:14:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14508 We have been running sales non-stop lately, and for good reason! There was snow on the ground in some places in the USA up until May, and that means that the riding season got off to a late start, and we’re just making up ground. This weekend, in preparation for July 4th – [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/28/leatherups-4th-of-july-blowout-starts-now/feed/ 0 New Men’s Button-Up T-Shirts are Perfect for Everything http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/27/new-mens-button-up-t-shirts-are-perfect-for-everything/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/27/new-mens-button-up-t-shirts-are-perfect-for-everything/#comments Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:06:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14499 We know that you can’t ride all the time, but that doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice your biker style for the lame offerings of a suit and tie. Unless your boss demands it, in which case you should wear the suit and tie, but then never invite him to ride with [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/27/new-mens-button-up-t-shirts-are-perfect-for-everything/feed/ 5 Officially the Coolest Biker ‘Chick’ We’ve Ever Seen http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/26/officially-the-coolest-biker-chick-weve-ever-seen/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/26/officially-the-coolest-biker-chick-weve-ever-seen/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:13:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14494 Related posts:
  1. Anne Hathaway Scooter Chick Look
  2. Biker Girl Songs (Biker Chick Songs)
  3. Motorcycles and Motorcyclists in Paris, France, Part 2
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Introducing New Shipping Features: Get Your Gear Awesomely Fast! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/18/introducing-new-shipping-features-get-your-gear-awesomely-fast/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/18/introducing-new-shipping-features-get-your-gear-awesomely-fast/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:10:19 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14486 LeatherUp is constantly improving itself, and one of the ways we’ve recently done that is we’ve improved the speed that you receive your orders! Now, whenever you order in the continental United States (we’re very sorry, Alaska and Hawaii) you are guaranteed to get your package in 3 days or less! Combine this [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/18/introducing-new-shipping-features-get-your-gear-awesomely-fast/feed/ 0 First Look: Speed and Strength’s Wicked Garden Women’s Lineup http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/11/first-look-speed-and-strengths-wicked-garden-womens-lineup/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/11/first-look-speed-and-strengths-wicked-garden-womens-lineup/#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:41:59 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14479 Today we’re going to look at a new lineup featured in our online store: The Wicked Garden line from Speed and Strength! Consisting of helmets, shoes and a sexy vest, the Wicked Garden line from Speed and Strength is one that is sure to please the lady riders [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/11/first-look-speed-and-strengths-wicked-garden-womens-lineup/feed/ 1 Share Why You Love to Ride and You Could Win a $100 Gift Card! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/03/share-why-you-love-to-ride-and-you-could-win-a-100-gift-card/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/03/share-why-you-love-to-ride-and-you-could-win-a-100-gift-card/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:19:20 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14462 Do you love LeatherUp? Of course you do! But we know you love the simple joy of riding a motorcycle just as much; and that love of riding and passion for all things on two (or three) wheels could earn you a $100 gift card to LeatherUp! Here’s the deal: We’re going to [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/06/03/share-why-you-love-to-ride-and-you-could-win-a-100-gift-card/feed/ 2 Scumbag Shifter http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/24/scumbag-shifter/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/24/scumbag-shifter/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 19:05:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14452 We’ve all experienced this, both new and older riders alike. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/24/scumbag-shifter/feed/ 0 Memorial Day Sales Event! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/23/memorial-day-sales-event/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/23/memorial-day-sales-event/#comments Thu, 23 May 2013 15:21:14 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14446 We here at LeatherUp love giving you motorcycle and leather enthusiasts the best deals anywhere on earth. It gets us up in the morning and lets us sleep easy at night; knowing that we’ve done our best to give you the best customer service and best prices, regardless of any sales or promotions [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/23/memorial-day-sales-event/feed/ 0 The Red Baron – A Motorcycle Powered By A Real Airplane Engine http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/17/the-red-baron-a-motorcycle-powered-by-a-real-airplane-engine/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/17/the-red-baron-a-motorcycle-powered-by-a-real-airplane-engine/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 16:53:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14442 We all know that one of the best ways to stay safe on our motorcycles is to just be noticed. Some of us use bright headlights and LEDs; some of us put on aftermarket exhausts that turn our bikes into rumbling machines; [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/17/the-red-baron-a-motorcycle-powered-by-a-real-airplane-engine/feed/ 9 Biker Babe of the Week – Kristy Wearing Sunglasses, a Hat, Shoes, a Denim Shirt…and Nothing Else http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/02/biker-babe-of-the-week-kristy-wearing-sunglasses-a-hat-shoes-a-denim-shirt-and-nothing-else/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/02/biker-babe-of-the-week-kristy-wearing-sunglasses-a-hat-shoes-a-denim-shirt-and-nothing-else/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 15:24:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14429 Looking absolutely stunning in a mixed get-up of both old and new fashion, model Kristy seems posed and ready to jump on and ride…a bike at a moment’s notice. While I don’t think anyone is complaining about the pose or the look of the model in question, we do have to wonder, being [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/05/02/biker-babe-of-the-week-kristy-wearing-sunglasses-a-hat-shoes-a-denim-shirt-and-nothing-else/feed/ 0 Bags?! We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Bags! (But We Still Think They’re Fabulous) http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/29/bags-we-dont-need-no-stinkin-bags-but-we-still-think-theyre-fabulous/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/29/bags-we-dont-need-no-stinkin-bags-but-we-still-think-theyre-fabulous/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:02:13 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14417 While it may confuse some people to know this: we aren’t always riding motorcycles here. And, as it turns out, neither are 99% of our readers and loyal customers. In fact, it’s safe to say that the majority of time all of us spend puttering [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/29/bags-we-dont-need-no-stinkin-bags-but-we-still-think-theyre-fabulous/feed/ 2 It’s Electric! And We’re Not Interested http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/22/its-electric-and-were-not-interested/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/22/its-electric-and-were-not-interested/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:46:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14410 Electric motorcycles aren’t going to make it, and we’re not interested in owning them. At least not right now. While we like the idea, and while we have no problem with our battery brothers sharing the road with us, right now the technology just isn’t there. Don’t get us wrong, we love technology. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/22/its-electric-and-were-not-interested/feed/ 3 Modular Madness! http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/15/modular-madness/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/15/modular-madness/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:05:07 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14402 We don’t know if we’ve been clear enough about it recently, but we love modular helmets. We like both full-face and open-face helmets, and damn it we do not always want to choose which one we like more! If you’re in the market for a new helmet this riding season (now that it’s [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/15/modular-madness/feed/ 0 WTF of the Day – Worst Custom Trike Ever http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/09/wtf-of-the-day-worst-custom-trike-ever/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/09/wtf-of-the-day-worst-custom-trike-ever/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:43:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14392 Our WTF of the day may just be our WTF of the whole week. This custom trike, sent to us by a reader of the best motorcycle blog on the internet, should never have been allowed to see the light of day, let alone be captured for all eternity [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/09/wtf-of-the-day-worst-custom-trike-ever/feed/ 88 Sneak Peek – Arai Defiant Helmet http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/01/sneak-peek-arai-defiant-helmet/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/01/sneak-peek-arai-defiant-helmet/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:44:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14383 Today the first thing we have to say is that this isn’t an April Fools Day post! We promise! Secondly, and more importantly, we have to tell you that we are very excited for this helmet to debut later this summer. The Arai Defiant Helmet is a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/04/01/sneak-peek-arai-defiant-helmet/feed/ 0 WTF of the Day – Crazy Off-Road Racing Unicycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/26/wtf-of-the-day-crazy-off-road-racing-unicycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/26/wtf-of-the-day-crazy-off-road-racing-unicycle/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:31:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14362 Today’s WTF is one for the books. It’s one for a lot of things, actually, because it’s only got one wheel. Spotted on several blogs as well as on the popular image-hosting website Imgur, this extreme unicycle takes what is normally a thing of mockery and transforms it into…well, another form of mockery [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/26/wtf-of-the-day-crazy-off-road-racing-unicycle/feed/ 0 New Arrivals for the Ladies! 3/22/2013 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/22/new-arrivals-for-the-ladies-3222013/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/22/new-arrivals-for-the-ladies-3222013/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:27:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14354 Related posts:
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  2. Trendy, Chic Motorcycle Suit for Ladies – The Keira Knightley Look
  3. New Vintage-Style Racing Jackets for Him and for Her
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Deus Ex Machina to Auction off Pristine Yamaha SR500 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/19/dues-ex-machina-to-auction-off-pristine-yamaha-sr500/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/19/dues-ex-machina-to-auction-off-pristine-yamaha-sr500/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:31:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14340 Deus Ex Machina has something special to auction off for any of you collectors out there. An extremely rare find, regardless of the make or model, this single-cylinder Yamaha SR500 was plated in 1980 and has only 10 push miles on the odometer. Meaning, this is a bike that someone bought and loved, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/19/dues-ex-machina-to-auction-off-pristine-yamaha-sr500/feed/ 0 Pic of the Day: Gorgeous Henderson Custom http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/13/pic-of-the-day-gorgeous-henderson-custom/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/13/pic-of-the-day-gorgeous-henderson-custom/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:04:13 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14331 One of the most beautiful custom motorcycles we at LeatherUp have EVER seen (and that’s saying something), this Henderson Custom literally takes our breath away every time we stop and stare. Built from a decaying 1930 K.J Henderson inline-four cylinder, this custom bike is the lovechild of Syracuse, New York native Frank Westfall. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/13/pic-of-the-day-gorgeous-henderson-custom/feed/ 0 Viral Video: Harley-Davidson – Respect http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/11/viral-video-harley-davidson-respect/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/11/viral-video-harley-davidson-respect/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:15:14 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14323 Related posts:
  1. Video: Harley-Davidson Rat Bike Chopper Smokes Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – 3 Times
  2. Biker Girl of the Week: Gas Station Girl – Sexy Harley-Davidson Ads with Supermodel Marisa Miller
  3. Viral Video: Motorcycle Crashes Backwards in Slow Motion
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The One Horsepower Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/06/the-one-horsepower-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/06/the-one-horsepower-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:08:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14296 While it may not look like much, we hear that this thing goes from 1-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds. Ok, well, maybe more like 1-6 MPH, but still! We have to give the author of this picture credit for making us chuckle, and we admire her choice in gear. Especially the nice, Related posts:
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Is Google Glass the Future for Motorcycles? http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/04/is-google-glass-the-future-for-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/04/is-google-glass-the-future-for-motorcycles/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:05:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14282 Google glass is one of the most anticipated gadgets in the technology realm right now, and for good reason. The headset, which allows users to wear a small computerized device over their forehead (similar to a set of sunglasses) allows people to experience a new type of augmented reality — a technological layover [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/04/is-google-glass-the-future-for-motorcycles/feed/ 5 New Scorpion Helmets http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/01/new-scorpion-helmets-exo-c110-exo-r410/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/01/new-scorpion-helmets-exo-c110-exo-r410/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:38:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14257 Scorpion will now offer two all-new lids in its 2013 Spring collection—EXO-C110 and EXO-R410. Scorpion EXO-C110 Fans of half-helmets with a clean look will not be disappointed by the new EXO-C110, which offers improved retractable drop-down sun-visor mechanism. To retract the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/03/01/new-scorpion-helmets-exo-c110-exo-r410/feed/ 0 Revolutions – Neat Short Motorcycle Film http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/28/revolutions-neat-short-motorcycle-film/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/28/revolutions-neat-short-motorcycle-film/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:19:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14245 After I watched this short art film, something looked familiar—the “eyes” of one of the custom bikes featured. It was “The Gonzo,” a curious-looking bike built by David Borras of El Solitario MC in Spain. I’m not surprised that the guys at El [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/28/revolutions-neat-short-motorcycle-film/feed/ 0 Photo of the Day: Ural with Tire Chains in the Colorado Snow http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/28/photo-of-the-day-ural-with-tire-chains-in-the-colorado-snow/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/28/photo-of-the-day-ural-with-tire-chains-in-the-colorado-snow/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:53:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14238 This winter, storms brought record snow to parts of U.S. and of course that’s not good for business. People don’t buy motorcycle gear when the weather is bad, but we know one thing: we’ll be stormed with orders as soon as it clears. That applies to all motorcycle [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/28/photo-of-the-day-ural-with-tire-chains-in-the-colorado-snow/feed/ 1 2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F – First Ride Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/27/honda-cbr500r-and-cb500f-first-ride-video-photos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/27/honda-cbr500r-and-cb500f-first-ride-video-photos/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:03:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14208 A fully-faired budget sportbike, the Honda CBR500R is the creme de la creme of Honda CBR family. Both the 2013 Honda CBR500R and Honda CB500F, the stripped version of the R have just been ridden by the European motorcycling media. A launch event in America is coming soon. First ever to [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/27/honda-cbr500r-and-cb500f-first-ride-video-photos/feed/ 0 Biker Tale http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/27/biker-tale/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/27/biker-tale/#comments Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:32:03 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14193 Flight 19, a squadron of five U.S. Navy Avengers that mysteriously disappeared in 1945 in the Bermuda Triangle. All the 14 crew members of the flight were lost then, including 13 crew members of a PBM Mariner flying boat searching for the flight. My father was flying one of the TBM [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/27/biker-tale/feed/ 0 Tattooed Biker Girl Photography http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/26/tattooed-biker-girl-photography/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/26/tattooed-biker-girl-photography/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:51:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14176 Amy Forrester is a makeup artist and a tattoo model. Her tattoos represent her love for the bizarre and unusual—she has a tattoo on her sleeve with a zombie girl surrounded by the quote: “I myself am strange and unusual. A traditional Sailor Jerry clipper ship covers her chest, complemented by [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/26/tattooed-biker-girl-photography/feed/ 1 Great New Bluetooth Products from 2013 Dealer Expo http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/26/great-new-motorcycle-bluetooth-products-from-2013-dealer-expo/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/26/great-new-motorcycle-bluetooth-products-from-2013-dealer-expo/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:39:53 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14148 Related posts:
  1. Teaser Video of the 2013 Victory Boardwalk
  2. The New Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet
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Harley-Davidson Releases a New Half Helmet http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/25/harley-davidson-new-dual-visor-half-helmet/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/25/harley-davidson-new-dual-visor-half-helmet/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:50:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14138 Harley-Davidson has released a new dual-visor half-helmet. The helmet features a bolted sun visor, a retractable sun shield, front and back vents, and a removable/washable liner. I really love the design, especially the black/grey/white logo and how the air vent passageways contour the lid. But for a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/25/harley-davidson-new-dual-visor-half-helmet/feed/ 0 Most Expensive Bikes Sold at the 2013 Bonhams Las Vegas Auction http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/22/most-expensive-bikes-sold-at-the-2013-bonhams-las-vegas-motorcycle-auction/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/22/most-expensive-bikes-sold-at-the-2013-bonhams-las-vegas-motorcycle-auction/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:14:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14119 Every year Bonhams, the big auction house, holds their now famous Las Vegas motorcycle auction. This year’s auction produced some surprises—the most highly-anticipated items did not sell while others sold for unexpected prices. Among the bikes that didn’t sell were Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 dirt bike and a prized 1928 [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/22/most-expensive-bikes-sold-at-the-2013-bonhams-las-vegas-motorcycle-auction/feed/ 0 Anne Hathaway Scooter Chick Look http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/22/actress-anne-hathaway-is-a-scooter-chick-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/22/actress-anne-hathaway-is-a-scooter-chick-look/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:40:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=14082 Anne Hathaway is a real sweetheart—one of my favorite actresses. These cool photos of her zipping around Hollywood were taken back in August 2009, while she was filming Valentine’s Day.The sexy, vintage-style “Vespa” look—perfect for Anne. (Her scooter looks like a Yamaha Vino 50). Here’s my suggestion [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/22/actress-anne-hathaway-is-a-scooter-chick-look/feed/ 1 Big Red Lady Harley http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/20/big-red-lady-custom-harley-davidson-v-rod-full-fairing/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/20/big-red-lady-custom-harley-davidson-v-rod-full-fairing/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:49:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13993 It’s a funny name, Big Red Lady. But what’s different in this custom job on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod is the fairing which covers most of the bike, encases it. Not the typical Harley, to say the least. The seat is molded into the fairing. Big Red Lady was on display at [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/20/big-red-lady-custom-harley-davidson-v-rod-full-fairing/feed/ 1 Do It Yourself Video: How to Paint a Motorcycle for Less than $100 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/20/do-it-yourself-video-how-to-paint-a-motorcycle-for-less-than-100/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/20/do-it-yourself-video-how-to-paint-a-motorcycle-for-less-than-100/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:07:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13957 Daniel Engling, aka Cousin Dan, is a YouTube personality specializing in how-to videos. I found this video of his while looking for help myself. Two things: it’s a cheap way to paint and the motorcycle parts he paints have an older paint and primer. One of Cousin Dan’s critics says that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/20/do-it-yourself-video-how-to-paint-a-motorcycle-for-less-than-100/feed/ 1 2013 BMW R 1200 GS – First Ride http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/19/2013-bmw-r-1200-gs-first-ride-review/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/19/2013-bmw-r-1200-gs-first-ride-review/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:45:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13911 The new 2013 BMW R 1200 GS, a tough adventure bike, was revealed in the 2012 edition of INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany. Since its debut 30 years ago, the GS series has become the gold standard for adventure touring bikes; more than 170,000 GS’s have been sold. For 2013, the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/19/2013-bmw-r-1200-gs-first-ride-review/feed/ 22 New Graphics for HJC RPHA Helmets http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/18/new-graphics-for-hjc-rpha-helmets/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/18/new-graphics-for-hjc-rpha-helmets/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:29:07 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13893 HJC now offers the RPHA 10 Ben Spies III Replica Helmet (below) in vibrant red, white, blue, and black—similar to Ben’s personal new MotoGP helmet. This [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/18/new-graphics-for-hjc-rpha-helmets/feed/ 0 World’s First 26″ “Spoked” Victory Bagger http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/18/customized-black-victory-hard-ball-bagger/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/18/customized-black-victory-hard-ball-bagger/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:06:43 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13874 This beauty, a customized Victory Hard-Ball, is the creation of VicBaggers, a bike shop fabricating custom parts for Victory Cross Country, Cross Roads and Hard Ball models. I saw it on the Victory Facebook page and I had to dig a little to find a better photo and info about the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/18/customized-black-victory-hard-ball-bagger/feed/ 1 Alstare Shows Off Their Pretty New Ducati http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/15/alstare-2013-ducati-1199-panigale-r-wsbk-photos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/15/alstare-2013-ducati-1199-panigale-r-wsbk-photos/#comments Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:42:58 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13854 This year Belgian racing team Alstare, one of the top crews in WSBK, ended a 14-year relationship with Suzuki Racing. Alstare’s new partner is Ducati Corse S.r.l. Earlier this month, SBK Ducati Alstare revealed the livery of the new 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R WSBK that will compete in the first [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/15/alstare-2013-ducati-1199-panigale-r-wsbk-photos/feed/ 0 Motorcycle Girl of the Week: She and Her Honda CBR http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/07/motorcycle-girl-of-the-week-she-and-her-honda-cbr-tattooed-girl/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/07/motorcycle-girl-of-the-week-she-and-her-honda-cbr-tattooed-girl/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:46:19 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13849 For those of you who are fed up with gorgeous but fake biker girls/motorcycle girls, here’s something real: a big Honda and her female master. The photo was taken at Daytona Beach Bike Week 2009. Nice tattoos. Images courtesy of Dennis Bratland [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/07/motorcycle-girl-of-the-week-she-and-her-honda-cbr-tattooed-girl/feed/ 0 Shark Streetfighter http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/07/shark-streetfighter-motorcycle-helmet/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/07/shark-streetfighter-motorcycle-helmet/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:48:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13819 Here’s another new motorcycle helmet based on a similar concept as the Bell Rogue. But while the Bell Rogue is more likely to appeal to cruiser riders, the Shark Streetfighter seems to be styled for those who ride sport bikes. Basically, the Streetfighter is an open-face helmet [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/07/shark-streetfighter-motorcycle-helmet/feed/ 2 Photo of the Day: Hard Candy Man http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/06/photo-of-the-day-man-assembling-a-hard-candy-harley-davidson/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/06/photo-of-the-day-man-assembling-a-hard-candy-harley-davidson/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:10:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13813 “The Hard Candy Man” in this photo is assembling a Harley-Davidson bike at a Harley factory floor. Some nice metallic green, eh? The Hard Candy custom styling option was introduced with the Harley Seventy-Two last year. Treat her like a lady, candy man. Source: Harley-Davidson on [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/06/photo-of-the-day-man-assembling-a-hard-candy-harley-davidson/feed/ 0 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B – First Ride http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/06/2013-honda-gold-wing-f6b-first-ride/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/06/2013-honda-gold-wing-f6b-first-ride/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:44:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13774 Motorcycle journalists and bloggers are raving about the new 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B, and with good reason. Jon Langston from Motorcycle.com says that traditionally the Gold Wing has always been perceived as an “old guys’ bike.” Honda changes that with this 2013 model—a mean cross between a cruiser bike and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/06/2013-honda-gold-wing-f6b-first-ride/feed/ 0 Funny Motorcycle Oil Change Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/05/funny-motorcycle-oil-change-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/05/funny-motorcycle-oil-change-video/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:36:04 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13766 The author of this how-to video put it like this: “Nobody asked for it so here it is – the rather incomplete and poorly filmed guide to changing the oil in the SR (Yamaha SR500). I followed the proceedure [sic] outlined in the manual, but usually I loosen the downtube [sic] [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/05/funny-motorcycle-oil-change-video/feed/ 0 Bell Rogue – Mimicking the Half-Helmet-Bandanna Look http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/05/bell-rogue-mimicking-the-half-helmet-bandanna-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/05/bell-rogue-mimicking-the-half-helmet-bandanna-look/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:01:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13754 Last month Bell Helmets revealed the Rogue, a new type of open-face helmet designed with the cruiser market in mind. The Rogue is an open-face helmet that provides increased coverage against the elements, bridging the gap between open-face and full-face helmets and mimicking the look of a half-helmet worn with a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/05/bell-rogue-mimicking-the-half-helmet-bandanna-look/feed/ 2 BMW Gets out of the “Dirt Business” – Sells Husqvarna http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/04/bmw-sells-husqvarna/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/04/bmw-sells-husqvarna/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:27:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13739 Last week, German luxury brand BMW has sold the small Italian maker of off-road motorcycles Husqvarna as part of a “realignment” of its motorcycle business. Huskvarna Motorcycles was founded in Sweden. It has been making motorcycles since 1903. “In the context of changing motorcycle markets, demographic trends and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/04/bmw-sells-husqvarna/feed/ 0 Photo of the Day: The Original Victory Engine – 16 Years Young http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/04/photo-of-original-first-victory-motorcycles-engine-the-hammer/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/04/photo-of-original-first-victory-motorcycles-engine-the-hammer/#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:49:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13731 This is the original first-ever test engine of Victory motorcycles. Nicknamed “The Hammer,” the engine is now on display in the Osceola, Wisconsin, facility. Powerful and reliable engine was one of the main goals in developing the first Victory motorcycle. It’s not easy to make a new engine from scratch, let [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/04/photo-of-original-first-victory-motorcycles-engine-the-hammer/feed/ 0 Video: Yoshimura R&D Manufacturing Facility http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/01/video-yoshimura-rd-manufacturing-facility/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/01/video-yoshimura-rd-manufacturing-facility/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:38:51 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13720 Yoshimura exhausts are popular products—they have a great look and sound and have a good price compared to other similar brands like Arata. This video will take you on a tour to the Yoshimura R&D manufacturing facility in Southern California. The plant “is responsible for the research, design, and manufacturing of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/01/video-yoshimura-rd-manufacturing-facility/feed/ 0 Video: Biker Freeway Proposal on Interstate 10 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/01/video-biker-freeway-proposal-on-interstate-10/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/01/video-biker-freeway-proposal-on-interstate-10/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:35:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13703 The California Highway Patrol is investigating an incident from Sunday afternoon, in which more than 300 bikers shut down the 10 Freeway in West Covina for a marriage proposal. The groom to-be, Hector Martinez, started the proposal by spinning his back tire, which was custom-made to [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/02/01/video-biker-freeway-proposal-on-interstate-10/feed/ 0 2012 Honda NC700X vs. Kawasaki Versys – Video Comparison http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/28/2012-honda-nc700x-vs-kawasaki-versys-video-comparison-review/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/28/2012-honda-nc700x-vs-kawasaki-versys-video-comparison-review/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:13:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13689 The NC700 is a new middleweight bike from Honda with a sub-700cc parallel-Twin engine. Kawasaki, however, has had a similar middleweight bike since 2006 in Europe and since 2008 in USA—that’s the Kawasaki Versys, which costs about $1000 more than the Honda. Kevin Duke and Martin Firestone from Related posts:
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Biker Girls of The Week: Babes from Beaulieu UK http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/16/biker-girls-of-the-week-babes-from-beaulieu-uk/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/16/biker-girls-of-the-week-babes-from-beaulieu-uk/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:14:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13664 These photos were taken by an unknown photographer at the Custom Motorcycle Show 2012 in Beaulieu, UK. The photos are pretty big (1600 x 1066), and you can use them as a desktop background. Here I’m supposed to make an interesting observation…hmm…I like blue. Related posts:
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  3. Biker Girl of the Week: Iridium Power Motorcycle Girl
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Zero Motorcycles Offers Cash-for-Carbon Trade-in Bonus of $2,500 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/16/zero-motorcycles-cash-for-carbon-trade-in-bonus-of-2500/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/16/zero-motorcycles-cash-for-carbon-trade-in-bonus-of-2500/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:22:55 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13645 In attempt to entice owners of traditional gas-powered motorcycles to switch to electric bikes, Zero Motorcycles is offering a special “Cash for Carbon” $2,500 bonus to motorcyclists who trade in their gas-powered bike on any new 2012 Zero. The $2,500 bonus is given on top of the negotiated trade-in value of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/16/zero-motorcycles-cash-for-carbon-trade-in-bonus-of-2500/feed/ 1 The New 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/15/2013-triumph-tiger-sport-1050-first-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/15/2013-triumph-tiger-sport-1050-first-look/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:06:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13614 British brand Trimph decided to revise the Triumph Tiger 1050 for the 2013 model year. With a revised suspension and geometry, additional 10hp to the three-cylinder motor, a new single-sided swingarm, a slimmer subframe, redesigned fairings and wheels, the bike is now known as the Triumph Tiger Sport that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/15/2013-triumph-tiger-sport-1050-first-look/feed/ 3 Made-in-America Motorcycles and Motorcycle Products http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/14/made-in-usa-motorcycles-and-motorcycle-products/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/14/made-in-usa-motorcycles-and-motorcycle-products/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:54:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13596 Harley motorcycle riders were known for their patriotism and support for American manufacturing—buy American, support America! Thanks to Harley riders and party to early Harley-Davidson ad campaigns, American-made motorcycles were synonymous with American patriotism. But Harley-Davidson motorcycles were true American-made motorcycle back then. The Harleys made today have components and parts [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/14/made-in-usa-motorcycles-and-motorcycle-products/feed/ 6 The First Ducati Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/09/cucciolo-the-first-ducati-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/09/cucciolo-the-first-ducati-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:57:15 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13575 Ducati Cucciolo, the first Ducati motorcycle, was actually a motorized bicycle with a 4-stroke clip-on engine. The bike became available just after World War II. During the war, Aldo Farinelli, a lawyer and entrepreneur from Turin, worked with a small firm (Siata, short from Societa Italiana per Applicazioni Tecniche Auto-Aviatorie) to [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/09/cucciolo-the-first-ducati-motorcycle/feed/ 1 New Vintage-Style Racing Jackets for Him and for Her http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/08/new-xelement-vintage-style-racing-jackets-for-him-and-for-her/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/08/new-xelement-vintage-style-racing-jackets-for-him-and-for-her/#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:55:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13550 We just received these two cool Xelement racing jackets in our store, both of them armored and made of abrasion-resistant cowhide leather, perfect for a couple riding an American cruiser. Both the men’s version (above) and the women’s (below) cost $109.95 each. New Xelement Lady-Biker Belt Bags – Biker Women on Facebook Love Them
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    WTF of the Day: Chainsaw Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/07/wtf-of-the-day-motorcycle-powered-by-chainsaws/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/07/wtf-of-the-day-motorcycle-powered-by-chainsaws/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:26:26 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13535 Meet The Dolmette—a motorcycle powered by 24 chainsaw engines. The bike, capable of producing 125 kW of power, has a 5-speed Harley-Davidson transmission and each chainsaw is considered a single cylinder (24 cylinder engine). 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(Many users on YouTube felt that Ducati 848evo and 2013 [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/07/video-comparison-review-2013-kawasaki-zx-6r-vs-2012-triumph-daytona-675r-vs-2012-suzuki-gsx-r750/feed/ 0 2013 Dakar Rally Official Video Trailer & Schedule http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/04/2013-dakar-rally-official-video-trailer-schedule/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/04/2013-dakar-rally-official-video-trailer-schedule/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:05:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13499 Tomorrow starts the 34th edition of the Dakar Rally in Lima, Peru. The event will have 14 stages and cover about 5,239 miles around South America. Competitors will ride for 15 days until they reach the finish at Santiago, Chile, on January 20, 2013. Three-time Dakar champion [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/04/2013-dakar-rally-official-video-trailer-schedule/feed/ 1 Photo of the Day: Harley Covered with Snow http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/04/photo-of-the-day-harley-covered-with-snow/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/04/photo-of-the-day-harley-covered-with-snow/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:33:26 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13491 Found this photo in the Harley-Davidson Facebook Page. Now can you guess the model? ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/04/photo-of-the-day-harley-covered-with-snow/feed/ 2 2013 Triumph Thruxton vs. 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/03/2013-triumph-thruxton-vs-2013-moto-guzzi-v7-comparison-review-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/03/2013-triumph-thruxton-vs-2013-moto-guzzi-v7-comparison-review-video/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:08:27 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13472 I found this short comparison-review video of 2013 Triumph Thruxton vs. 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 by John Langston and Kevin Duke from Motorcycle.com. Both of these bikes are supposed to be modern cafe racers—the Thruxton, a British parallel-twin vs. Guzzi, an Italian V-twin. The reviewers [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/03/2013-triumph-thruxton-vs-2013-moto-guzzi-v7-comparison-review-video/feed/ 2 1981 Honda CBX – Jay Leno’s Garage Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/03/1981-honda-cbx-review-jay-lenos-garage-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/03/1981-honda-cbx-review-jay-lenos-garage-video/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:51:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13457 A groundbreaking machine for its day, this 1981 Honda CBX was Jay Leno’s first vehicle he ever bought new. This bike had 1,047cc air-cooled 6-cylinder engines and a claimed power of 100hp at 9,000rpm. Jay says that he got it brand new for just $2100. He says that he never had [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/03/1981-honda-cbx-review-jay-lenos-garage-video/feed/ 2 2012 Top Ten Stories from the Motorcycle Blog of Leatherup.com http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/02/top-ten-stories-from-the-motorcycle-blog-of-leatherup-in-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/02/top-ten-stories-from-the-motorcycle-blog-of-leatherup-in-2012/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:02:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13427 Sturgis Biker Girls [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2013/01/02/top-ten-stories-from-the-motorcycle-blog-of-leatherup-in-2012/feed/ 1 MV Agusta – Full-Length National Geographic Documentary http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/27/mv-agusta-full-length-national-geographic-documentary/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/27/mv-agusta-full-length-national-geographic-documentary/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:44:45 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13414 I found this episode of the popular National Geographic Channel television series Ultimate Factories (Megafactories). Here’s the official description of the documentary: “Legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta is betting its future on a brand new design but, as the bike goes into production, the company’s return to [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/27/mv-agusta-full-length-national-geographic-documentary/feed/ 1 2012 Ural Yamal Limited Edition – Comes with an Oar http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/10/2012-ural-yamal-limited-edition-comes-with-an-oar/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/10/2012-ural-yamal-limited-edition-comes-with-an-oar/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:19:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13389 Inspired by and named after a Russian icebreaker, the 2012 Ural Yamal Limited Edition is the only motorcycle that comes factory-equipped with an oar (These Russians, they have a good sense of humor). The Syberian manufacturer Ural promises that this sidecar will be able to conquer [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/10/2012-ural-yamal-limited-edition-comes-with-an-oar/feed/ 2 Unique 1905 Leo Two-Cycle at Auction http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/06/unique-1905-leo-two-cycle-at-auction/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/06/unique-1905-leo-two-cycle-at-auction/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:21:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13375 Thought to be the sole surviving example of an extinct marque, this unique and extremely rare 1905 Leo Two-Cycle will be sold at auction at Bonhams‘ third annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, January 10th in Bally’s Hotel & Casino. The bike was discovered recently in the warehouse of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/06/unique-1905-leo-two-cycle-at-auction/feed/ 0 Video: How to Repair Your Vinyl Motorcycle Seat http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/04/video-how-to-repair-your-vinyl-motorcycle-seat/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/04/video-how-to-repair-your-vinyl-motorcycle-seat/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:41:36 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13364 If you love your worn-out stock seat and don’t want to spend money on a new or used seat, you should consider repairing it yourself, especially if the foam is in good condition. It seems easy judging from this video (below). The guy uses vinyl as material to cover the stock [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/04/video-how-to-repair-your-vinyl-motorcycle-seat/feed/ 0 Pretty Biker Girl that Does Stunts for a Living http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/04/leah-petersen-real-biker-girl-that-does-stunts-for-a-living/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/04/leah-petersen-real-biker-girl-that-does-stunts-for-a-living/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:05:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13319 Meet Leah Peterson—a tall, blond American beauty that stunts with full-sized sportbikes (2004 Kawasaki ZX6R) professionally. She travels the world performing at shows and competing at stunt riding events. “I got my first streetbike at 19, a GSX-R600,” Leah says. “I rode streets in New York, Italy and Los Angeles. Finally, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/12/04/leah-petersen-real-biker-girl-that-does-stunts-for-a-living/feed/ 0 Made in America: How Mustang Seats Are Made – Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/28/how-mustang-seats-are-made-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/28/how-mustang-seats-are-made-video/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:17:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13299 Mustang Seats are a well-known cruiser brand. Bikers like them and I don’t judge by the number of sold items in our store—see the links to discussion forums at the end. In this video you’ll see how Mustang seats are made in the manufacturing facility in Three Rivers, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/28/how-mustang-seats-are-made-video/feed/ 1 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom and Touring Versions Revealed http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/28/moto-guzzi-california-1400-custom-and-touring-versions-first-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/28/moto-guzzi-california-1400-custom-and-touring-versions-first-look/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:57:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13260 Moto Guzzi California 1400 is a symbol of beauty and luxury, the world ambassadors for the Italian Moto Guzzi brand. At this year’s Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA 2012), Piaggio, the owner of Guzzi, has presented both the new California 1400 Touring (above) and its custom version—1400 Custom. The New Moto Guzzi California 1400 – “California Dreamin” from Italy
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    Viral Video: Motorcycle Crashes Backwards in Slow Motion http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/27/viral-video-motorcycle-crashes-palyed-backwards-in-slow-motion/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/27/viral-video-motorcycle-crashes-palyed-backwards-in-slow-motion/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:02:50 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13251 Motorcycle crashes captured on video often become a source of entertainment. A Youtube user who goes by the name of Rnickeymouse came up with something innovative: he compiled a slow-motion video played backwards from several videos of crashes he caught on camera on Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles County. The slow [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/27/viral-video-motorcycle-crashes-palyed-backwards-in-slow-motion/feed/ 0 New Center-Mount Auxiliary Running & Brake Light Kit for Harley-Davidson http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/27/new-hd-center-mount-auxiliary-running-brake-light-kit-for-10-later-flhx-and-fltrx/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/27/new-hd-center-mount-auxiliary-running-brake-light-kit-for-10-later-flhx-and-fltrx/#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:29:20 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13236 Harley-Davidson has just added a new accessory to their catalog—the Center-Mount Auxiliary Running & Brake Light, an easy to install kit that adds more light to the rear end of your Harley (fits 2010-later Street Glide and Road Glide Custom models). The kit contains long-life, fast-acting LED lights [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/27/new-hd-center-mount-auxiliary-running-brake-light-kit-for-10-later-flhx-and-fltrx/feed/ 0 Video: Porsche GT2 RS v. Ducati 1199 (Part 2) http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/26/video-porsche-gt2-rs-v-ducati-1199-panigale-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/26/video-porsche-gt2-rs-v-ducati-1199-panigale-part-2/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:18:50 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13219 Earlier this year, Chris Harris from Drive produced a video pitting a Porsche 911 GT2 RS against a Ducati 1199 Panigale in a drag race. The Porsche was slaughtered and had no chance. This time, Chris and motorcyclist Ben Cope from Visordown.com [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/26/video-porsche-gt2-rs-v-ducati-1199-panigale-part-2/feed/ 0 Too Hot for Print http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/15/photos-of-a-blond-biker-babe-are-too-hot-for-print/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/15/photos-of-a-blond-biker-babe-are-too-hot-for-print/#comments Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:31:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13173 Hot Bike Magazine, a monthly publication for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, often features hot biker-chick models. But some of the shots never reached the pages of the printed magazine—pics were too hot to get past their censors. Recently, the magazine decided to release the too-hot-to-print pics, and here’s the first batch [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/15/photos-of-a-blond-biker-babe-are-too-hot-for-print/feed/ 1 RVA Overland – Vintage Dirt Bike Beauty for Sale http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/05/custom-built-vintage-triumph-dirt-bike-beauty-for-sale/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/05/custom-built-vintage-triumph-dirt-bike-beauty-for-sale/#comments Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:33:03 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13097 I’ve never been a big fan of dirt bikes, but this RVA Overland is a real jewel, a timeless work of art. Designed and fabricated from the ground up, the bike has a fully-rebuilt 1974 Triumph Bonneville T140 engine, a custom-designed frame, side panels, swing arm, and fuel tank. The bike [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/05/custom-built-vintage-triumph-dirt-bike-beauty-for-sale/feed/ 5 The Licensed Limited Edition SOA Motorcycles Now Available – See the Photos http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/02/licensed-sons-of-anarchy-motorcycles-harley-davidson-street-bob-now-available/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/02/licensed-sons-of-anarchy-motorcycles-harley-davidson-street-bob-now-available/#comments Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:13:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13043 A while ago there was a news story about a Harley-Davidson dealership (Bartels’ Harley-Davidson in Marina del Rey, CA) striking a deal with FX to produce 100 limited edition Sons of Anarchy Harley motorcycles. Well, they made them and have been selling them for [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/02/licensed-sons-of-anarchy-motorcycles-harley-davidson-street-bob-now-available/feed/ 5 Photo of the Day: How would you escape? Gloss Black or Pearl White? http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/01/photo-of-the-day-2013-victory-boardwalk-gloss-black-or-pearl-white/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/01/photo-of-the-day-2013-victory-boardwalk-gloss-black-or-pearl-white/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 23:19:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13038 The 2013 Victory Boardwalk is by all means a beautiful cruiser that, I think, looks perfect in the Pearl White color scheme. I’m not surprised that most Victory fans also prefer the Boardwalk in Pearl White. Related posts:
    1. Teaser Video of the 2013 Victory Boardwalk
    2. 2013 Victory Boardwalk – First Look, First Ride
    3. 2013 Victory Ness Motorcycles – Overview
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    2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – First Ride Review http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/01/2013-kawasaki-ninja-300-first-ride-review/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/01/2013-kawasaki-ninja-300-first-ride-review/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:12:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=13000 The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300, a sport bike made by Kawasaki in 2012 for the 2013 model year, is a new generation entry-level (beginner) bike. Kawasaki dominated the lightweight market for decades with the Ninja 250, and now after feeling pressure from main competitor Honda CBR250, Kawasaki raised the bar by [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/11/01/2013-kawasaki-ninja-300-first-ride-review/feed/ 1 Photo of the Day: 24 Annual Halloween Witch Ride from Everett to Salem, MA http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/31/photo-of-the-day-24-annual-halloween-witch-ride/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/31/photo-of-the-day-24-annual-halloween-witch-ride/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:35:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12992 Happy Halloween! This photo was taken at the start of the 24th annual Halloween Witch Ride from Everett to Salem, organized by the Boston chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG for short) and Boston Harley-Davidson. Via: Boston Globe Photographer: Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/31/photo-of-the-day-24-annual-halloween-witch-ride/feed/ 0 Why Ride Motorcycles with ABS http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/30/why-ride-motorcycles-with-abs-antilock-brakes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/30/why-ride-motorcycles-with-abs-antilock-brakes/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:29:24 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12971 Antilock brakes have been a standard safety feature on cars for a long time, but they are even more important on motorcycles. This video (below) from Consumer Reports mentions a study by the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) according to which motorcycles with ABS are 37 percent less likely [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/30/why-ride-motorcycles-with-abs-antilock-brakes/feed/ 1 WTF of the Day: Naked Bikes – Naked Biker Chicks http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/30/wtf-of-the-day-living-statues-of-biker-chick-riding-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/30/wtf-of-the-day-living-statues-of-biker-chick-riding-motorcycles/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:26:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12930 I’ve seen plenty of weird things in the motorcycle world and this is one of the most bizarre. A group of artists lead by body-paint artist Trina Merry from San Francisco created three body-painted living statues of a sport bike, a dirt bike, and a cruiser all ridden [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/30/wtf-of-the-day-living-statues-of-biker-chick-riding-motorcycles/feed/ 0 110-Year-Old Original Unrestored Motorcycle at Auction in Vegas http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/29/110-year-old-original-unrestored-rare-vintage-motorcycle-at-auction-in-vegas/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/29/110-year-old-original-unrestored-rare-vintage-motorcycle-at-auction-in-vegas/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:16:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12932 A rare, original-condition 1902 Rambler Model B will be auctioned in Las Vegas in January byBonhams, the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Aside from an old touch-up on its gas tank, this vintage bike that looks like a motorized bicycle is in extremely rare and original, unrestored condition. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/29/110-year-old-original-unrestored-rare-vintage-motorcycle-at-auction-in-vegas/feed/ 0 More Photos and Details about Usher’s New Custom Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/26/photos-and-details-about-ushers-new-custom-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/26/photos-and-details-about-ushers-new-custom-bike/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:50:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12911 The builders of Brawler GTC posted more photos of the bike with its owner along with a list of the bike’s components. The bike was built as a present for singer and songwriter Usher (see the first Usher’s custom-bike article). Related posts:
    1. Brawler GTC – Usher’s Birthday Present
    2. Best Custom Bikes in Production Manufacturer Class and Performance Custom Class at 2011 AMD Championship
    3. Murdered Out BMW R60/2 Custom Bike
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    Brammo Enertia vs. Native S vs. Zero S Comparison http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/26/brammo-enertia-vs-native-s-vs-zero-s-electric-motorcycle-comparison-review/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/26/brammo-enertia-vs-native-s-vs-zero-s-electric-motorcycle-comparison-review/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:10:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12888 Are you considering buying an electric motorcycle? If yes, you probably heard about at least one of the three U.S.-manufacturers that make electric motorcycles for the masses: Brammo, Zero, or Native. I found an interesting comparison review of these three written by the guys at motorcycle.com ( Related posts:
    1. Video: Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher Talks About Brammo Empulse R and the Future of Electric Motorcycles
    2. Video: Electric Superbike Brammo Empulse RR vs 600cc Gas Bikes
    3. Jay Leno’s Garage: Jay Rides and Reviews Mission R Electric Bike
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    Brawler GTC – Usher’s Birthday Present http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/24/ushers-birthday-present-brawler-gtc-custom-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/24/ushers-birthday-present-brawler-gtc-custom-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:20:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12877 Last week was Usher’s birthday. Apparently someone close to him had built a custom motorcycle to give him as a birthday present. The bike is called Brawler GTC, built by Darwin Motorcycles. On their website, the builders promise to post more photos of the building [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/24/ushers-birthday-present-brawler-gtc-custom-motorcycle/feed/ 0 Video: Weird Fish-Hooking Accident http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/24/video-weird-fish-hooking-motorcycle-accident/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/24/video-weird-fish-hooking-motorcycle-accident/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:04:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12865 Watch this weird motorcycle accident that happened during an amateur race. It ends well for the fish-hooked guy. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/24/video-weird-fish-hooking-motorcycle-accident/feed/ 0 Real Cafe Racer Chick & Her Custom 1980 Suzuki GS 450 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/23/real-biker-girl-and-her-custom-built-1980-suzuki-gs-450-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/23/real-biker-girl-and-her-custom-built-1980-suzuki-gs-450-motorcycle/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:07:25 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12841 The girl on these photos is Michelle, a cafe racer enthusiast and architect student from South Africa. And this is her personal bike—a custom 1980 Suzuki GS 450. Michelle hired custom bike builders Custom Worx to personalize this bike to her specifications. Changes to the motorcycle include: [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/23/real-biker-girl-and-her-custom-built-1980-suzuki-gs-450-motorcycle/feed/ 0 The New 2013 MV Agusta Brutale http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/23/the-new-2013-mv-agusta-brutale-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/23/the-new-2013-mv-agusta-brutale-motorcycles/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:30:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12821 MV Agusta has announced the new redesigned 2013 Agusta Brutale line—the celebrated naked. The 2013 Brutale range includes three new 4-cylinder models Brutale 1090, Brutale 1090 R and Brutale 1090 RR. I agree with my colleagues from Hell for Leather: if we only judge by the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/23/the-new-2013-mv-agusta-brutale-motorcycles/feed/ 0 Tsunami Bike on Display at the HD Museum in Milwaukee This Week http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/22/tsunami-motorcycle-on-display-at-the-milwaukee-harley-davidson-museum/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/22/tsunami-motorcycle-on-display-at-the-milwaukee-harley-davidson-museum/#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:38:58 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12813 Remember the story of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle that washed up in Canada after drifting across the Pacific Ocean following the tsunami in Japan? Apparently, Harley-Davidson will honor the owner’s wishes—to display the famous “Tsunami Motorcycle” at the Related posts:
    1. Tsunami Motorcycle Goes to a Harley-Davidson Museum
    2. Harley-Davidson Swept Away by Japanese Tsunami Reaches Canada – and Finds its Owner w/photos
    3. Golf Bag for Your Harley – Milwaukee Golf Caddy
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    Custom 1986 Kawasaki Unitrax Scrambler http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/22/1986-kawasaki-unitrax-scrambler-custom-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/22/1986-kawasaki-unitrax-scrambler-custom-motorcycle/#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:28:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12785 This 1986 Kawasaki Unitrax was stripped of everything and turned into a 4-cylinder scrambler by Samuele and Luke from Brescia, Italy both of whom share a passion for motorcycle restoration and modification. This Kawasaki called RC04 is their latest creation and has a modified frame and swingarm, custom-built front and Related posts:
    1. Best Custom Bikes in Production Manufacturer Class and Performance Custom Class at 2011 AMD Championship
    2. Murdered Out BMW R60/2 Custom Bike
    3. Zach Ness Custom Victory Judge – an American Café Racer
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    Video: How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/19/video-how-to-store-your-motorcycle-in-the-winter/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/19/video-how-to-store-your-motorcycle-in-the-winter/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:37:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12767 Winter is coming, and if you won’t ride your bike there are several things you want to do to store it properly. In this video, motorcycle industry expert  Nick Berube advises you to  fill up the fuel tank with gas mixed with fuel stabilizer, run the carburetor dry, charge the battery, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/19/video-how-to-store-your-motorcycle-in-the-winter/feed/ 0 Biker Girl of the Week: Iridium Power Motorcycle Girl http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/19/biker-girl-of-the-week-iridium-power-korean-motorcycle-girl/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/19/biker-girl-of-the-week-iridium-power-korean-motorcycle-girl/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:21:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12753 This photoshoot is from the Seoul Auto Salon 2009 (an annual auto show in Seoul, South Korea). The photographer is Tam Sadek who lives in Sheffield, England. Great pics. PS: The sponsor of this motorcycle blog [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/19/biker-girl-of-the-week-iridium-power-korean-motorcycle-girl/feed/ 0 New Shoei Helmets – Fall 2012 Catalog http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/18/new-shoei-motorcycle-helmets-fall-2012-catalog/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/18/new-shoei-motorcycle-helmets-fall-2012-catalog/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:24:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12704 Related posts:
    1. Shoei Helmets 2012 Product Guide
    2. Bell Helmets Releases New Color Schemes for Fall 2012 Catalog
    3. The New Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet
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    RoboCop’s New Motorcycle – Batman Wants His Bike Back http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/17/photos-of-robocops-new-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/17/photos-of-robocops-new-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:37:27 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12692 A new RoboCop film is being made, a remake of the 1987 film with the same name. This time the main character, the cop that turned into a cyborg, gets not only a brand new black matte suit but also a new motorcycle about which I read the following comment: “Batman [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/17/photos-of-robocops-new-motorcycle/feed/ 0 Photo of the Day: Peter Fonda in Easy Rider http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/17/photo-of-the-day-peter-fonda-in-easy-rider-movie/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/17/photo-of-the-day-peter-fonda-in-easy-rider-movie/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:46:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12679 Peter Fonda in the “Easy Rider” movie. “A man went looking for America and couldn’t find it anywhere.” The basics in the Peter Fonda look from Easy Rider: a leather jacket decorated with a Department of Defense badge and American Flag patch on the back, a gold Rolex [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/17/photo-of-the-day-peter-fonda-in-easy-rider-movie/feed/ 0 Photo: Ducati Diavel Cromo, A-7 Corsair II, and 60’s Female Flight Attendants http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/10/ducati-diavel-cromo-with-60s-female-flight-attendants/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/10/ducati-diavel-cromo-with-60s-female-flight-attendants/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:38:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12662 I found this photo in the official Ducati Facebook account and it grabbed my attention at once. Except that the motorcycle is a Ducati Cromo, no further information was provided. Here’s what I dug out: The photo was taken at USS Midway, a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/10/ducati-diavel-cromo-with-60s-female-flight-attendants/feed/ 0 2013 Ducati Lineup http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/10/2013-ducati-motorcycles-lineup/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/10/2013-ducati-motorcycles-lineup/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:03:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12645 Earlier this month at the Intermot International Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, Ducati unveiled their 2013 lineup. At the show, the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 and the 2013 Panigale RS13 made their first public appearances. The Italian marque celebrates 20 years since the first Ducati Monster with special Anniversary Editions of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/10/10/2013-ducati-motorcycles-lineup/feed/ 1 WTF of the Day: Motorcycle in Water – Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/19/motorcycle-in-water-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/19/motorcycle-in-water-video/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:27:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12564 This guy, from Thailand I think, uses his Honda motorcycle as a personal watercraft. At first it looks incredible, but watch to the end of the video to see that he’s cheating—the Honda has a snorkel and he probably isolated the electrical components. Watch the video: ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/19/motorcycle-in-water-video/feed/ 0 Riders Refuse to Be Turned into Free Walking Billboards by Motorcycle Brands http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/19/riders-refuse-to-be-turned-into-free-walking-billboards-by-motorcycle-brands/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/19/riders-refuse-to-be-turned-into-free-walking-billboards-by-motorcycle-brands/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:02:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12537 I read an article recently in the motorcycle magazine Hell for Leather that mentioned the new “Emblem” graphics of Bell helmets. Some comments under the article (all left by motorcyclists) grabbed my attention: “You are letting them off too easy for having [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/19/riders-refuse-to-be-turned-into-free-walking-billboards-by-motorcycle-brands/feed/ 4 What’s High Mileage for a Motorcycle? http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/18/whats-high-millage-for-a-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/18/whats-high-millage-for-a-motorcycle/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:12:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12493 You’ll find this question and its counterpart (what’s low mileage for a motorcycle) all over internet forums and message boards, and those who ask it, I guess, are people looking for their first and used motorcycle. Here I’ll try to summarize the wisdom of humanity as it appears in online discussions (feel [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/18/whats-high-millage-for-a-motorcycle/feed/ 2 WTF of the Day: Harley Motorcycle Truck http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/18/wtf-of-the-day-harley-motorcycle-truck/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/18/wtf-of-the-day-harley-motorcycle-truck/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:09:07 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12487 I couldn’t find any juicy detail about this oddity. It sure is a head turner. The owner must be a big Harley enthusiast. What do you think? ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/18/wtf-of-the-day-harley-motorcycle-truck/feed/ 7 Kawasaki Unveils More 2013 Bikes: ZX-6R (636) and Ninja 300 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/17/2013-bikes-zx-6r-636-and-ninja-300-first-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/17/2013-bikes-zx-6r-636-and-ninja-300-first-look/#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:50:49 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12440 Kawasaki manufactured the ZX-6R with a 636cc engine between 2003 to 2006. And according [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/17/2013-bikes-zx-6r-636-and-ninja-300-first-look/feed/ 0 2013 Victory Ness Motorcycles – Overview http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/14/2013-victory-ness-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/14/2013-victory-ness-motorcycles/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:31:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12397 A touring bike created by Arlen himself, it features Arlen Ness Havasu Red paint [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/14/2013-victory-ness-motorcycles/feed/ 0 Video: Arrogant Thieves Try to Steal Two 1199 Panigales from UK Ducati Dealership http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/13/video-thieves-try-to-steal-two-1199-panigales-from-uk-ducati-dealership/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/13/video-thieves-try-to-steal-two-1199-panigales-from-uk-ducati-dealership/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:27:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12381 A gang of six thieves tried to steal two £20,000 1199 Ducati Panigales from a UK dealership last week. The thieves got more than they bargained for. Two of the thieves walked in the showroom and without haste pushed the two Ducatis toward the door—unbelievable calmness. But [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/13/video-thieves-try-to-steal-two-1199-panigales-from-uk-ducati-dealership/feed/ 0 Sturgis Biker Girls – Photos From Sturgis 2012 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/12/sturgis-biker-girls-babes-photos-from-sturgis-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/12/sturgis-biker-girls-babes-photos-from-sturgis-2012/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:13:45 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12206 Sturgis isn’t only about riding, bikes, and wild parties, it’s also about hot biker girls. See our Sturgis girls photo gallery from this year’s rally. The photos were taken at major Sturgis 2012 rally events and venues—Legends Ride, Black Hills Harley-Davidson Dealership Event, Downtown Sturgis, the Buffalo Chip Campground, Easyriders Saloon & Steakhouse, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/12/sturgis-biker-girls-babes-photos-from-sturgis-2012/feed/ 2 Radial Engine Bike Built by Jesse James http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/11/aircraft-radial-engine-motorcycle-built-by-jesse-james/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/11/aircraft-radial-engine-motorcycle-built-by-jesse-james/#comments Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:20:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12187 This radial engine motorcycle was built by Jesse James at West Coast Choppers. For those who don’t know, radial engines were used in the past to power aircraft. The engine, 7 cylinder – 110 hp, was manufactured by Rotec Engineering in Australia and was purchased by the owner of the bike, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/11/aircraft-radial-engine-motorcycle-built-by-jesse-james/feed/ 11 Photos of Ewan McGregor in Belstaff Riding Gear http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/11/photos-of-ewan-mcgregor-in-belstaff-motorcycle-gear/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/11/photos-of-ewan-mcgregor-in-belstaff-motorcycle-gear/#comments Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:55:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12166 I showed you a photo last month of actor and big motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor riding an Ossa motorcycle. Today I found these interesting artsy images of him. Apparently he is the face of luxury garment manufacturer Belstaff in [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/11/photos-of-ewan-mcgregor-in-belstaff-motorcycle-gear/feed/ 3 Video: Ducati Diavel Cromo with Ducati Performance Parts and Ohlins Suspension – First Ride http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/10/video-customized-ducati-diavel-cromo-first-ride/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/10/video-customized-ducati-diavel-cromo-first-ride/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:19:24 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12148 MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves took for a first ride a Ducati Diavel Cromo customized with Ducati performance parts worth $1,119 and Ohlins suspension worth $4,796. (In the States, would’ve cost him less). One question he wanted to answer was whether the new costly parts really make [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/10/video-customized-ducati-diavel-cromo-first-ride/feed/ 0 Bell Helmets Releases New Color Schemes for Fall 2012 Catalog http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/10/bell-helmets-new-for-fall-2012-catalog/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/10/bell-helmets-new-for-fall-2012-catalog/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:18:54 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12098 The new Monarch graphics for the Bell Vortex take their name from the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)—obviously the graphic artist was inspired by the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/10/bell-helmets-new-for-fall-2012-catalog/feed/ 4 Trendy, Chic Motorcycle Suit for Ladies – The Keira Knightley Look http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/06/trendy-chic-motorcycle-suit-for-ladies-the-keira-knightley-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/06/trendy-chic-motorcycle-suit-for-ladies-the-keira-knightley-look/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:50:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12056 Though a style in itself, motorcycle clothing is hardly ever trendy.  And this, I assume, is a problem for women motorcyclists slash fashionistas. If it wasn’t, why would motorcycle gear manufacturer Alpinestars create the Vika suit? According to Alpinestars, the Vika suit is “the motorcycle suiting that seamlessly fuses contemporary fashion trends with [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/06/trendy-chic-motorcycle-suit-for-ladies-the-keira-knightley-look/feed/ 4 Performance Class Winners at 2012 World Championship of Custom Bike Building http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/05/performance-class-winning-motorcycles-at-2012-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/05/performance-class-winning-motorcycles-at-2012-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/#comments Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:40:46 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=12024 Related posts:
    1. 10 Best Freestyle Class Motorcycles at 2012 World Championship of Custom Bike Building
    2. Modified Harley-Davidson Class Results – 2012 World Championship of Custom Bike Building
    3. 10 Best Motorcycles at 2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Freestyle Class
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    Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 2) http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/04/rare-vintage-bikes-at-the-sturgis-motorcycle-museum-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/04/rare-vintage-bikes-at-the-sturgis-motorcycle-museum-part-2/#comments Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:20:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11946 photos of vintage motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, taken during Sturgis 2012. 1947 AJS 1952 Vincent Black Shadow 1949 Ariel Red Hunter [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/09/04/rare-vintage-bikes-at-the-sturgis-motorcycle-museum-part-2/feed/ 2 Photos of Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 1) http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/30/rare-vintage-motorcycles-at-the-sturgis-motorcycle-museum-hall-of-fame-part-1/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/30/rare-vintage-motorcycles-at-the-sturgis-motorcycle-museum-hall-of-fame-part-1/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:23:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11787 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame opened in 2001 and it continues to grow its collection of rare vintage bikes both V-twins and metrics. Open year round, seven days a week, the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/30/rare-vintage-motorcycles-at-the-sturgis-motorcycle-museum-hall-of-fame-part-1/feed/ 1 Modified Harley-Davidson Class Results – 2012 World Championship of Custom Bike Building http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/29/modified-harley-davidson-class-motorcycles-winners-2012-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/29/modified-harley-davidson-class-motorcycles-winners-2012-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:29:55 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11749 10 best custom bikes in the Freestyle Class of the 9th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building that took place during Sturgis 2012. Let’s take a look at the winning bikes in Modified Harley-Davidson class. Modified Harley-Davidson [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/29/modified-harley-davidson-class-motorcycles-winners-2012-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/feed/ 3 Photo of Ewan McGregor on a Vintage Ossa http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/29/photo-of-ewan-mcgregor-on-a-vintage-ossa-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/29/photo-of-ewan-mcgregor-on-a-vintage-ossa-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:23:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11738 Scottish-born actor Ewan McGregor is famous for his roles in mainstream movies like Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005). But did you know that he is also a big motorcycling enthusiast. In 2004, he undertook an international motorcycle trip from London to New York through central Europe, Ukraine, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/29/photo-of-ewan-mcgregor-on-a-vintage-ossa-motorcycle/feed/ 0 New Xelement Lady-Biker Belt Bags – Biker Women on Facebook Love Them http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/28/new-xelement-lady-biker-belt-bags-loved-by-biker-women-on-facebook/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/28/new-xelement-lady-biker-belt-bags-loved-by-biker-women-on-facebook/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:55:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11718 Earlier this month I posted a photo of the Tribal Butterfly Leather Belt Bag with Chrome Studs by Xelement on our Facebook Page. Lady riders who follow us on Facebook loved it, judging by the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/28/new-xelement-lady-biker-belt-bags-loved-by-biker-women-on-facebook/feed/ 3 10 Best Freestyle Class Motorcycles at 2012 World Championship of Custom Bike Building http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/28/winners-freestyle-class-motorcycles-at-2012-amd-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/28/winners-freestyle-class-motorcycles-at-2012-amd-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:38:45 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11670 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The championship is divided in three classes: Freestyle, Modified Related posts:
    1. 10 Best Motorcycles at 2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Freestyle Class
    2. Best Modified Harley-Davidson Motorcycles in 2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building
    3. Best Custom Bikes in Production Manufacturer Class and Performance Custom Class at 2011 AMD Championship
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    Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Designs http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/27/harley-davidson-motorcycles-110th-anniversary-designs/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/27/harley-davidson-motorcycles-110th-anniversary-designs/#comments Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:41:54 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11635 In previous posts outlining the 2013 Harley-Davidson lineup, I showcased Harley’s 110th Anniversary Edition models—a limited run of select 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles with exclusive vintage black paint scheme and commemorative fuel tank badges (Harley also produced some special, limited-edition motorcycle apparel). The tank badges [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/27/harley-davidson-motorcycles-110th-anniversary-designs/feed/ 0 Sturgis 2012 – Photos from The Broken Spoke Saloon Campground http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/27/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-the-broken-spoke-saloon-campground/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/27/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-the-broken-spoke-saloon-campground/#comments Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:00:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11489 The Broken Spoke Saloon Campground, located at the foot of the Black Hills in Sturgis, South Dakota, is one of the most popular sites to visit during the Sturgis rally. The site offers the world’s largest biker bar, live music and entertainment, biker parties, and the biggest [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/27/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-the-broken-spoke-saloon-campground/feed/ 1 Biker Girl of the Week: Photos of Manuela Raffaeta at the BMW Museum with BMW R90S http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/24/wsbk-biker-girl-photos-of-manuela-raffaeta-at-the-bmw-museum-with-bmw-r90s/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/24/wsbk-biker-girl-photos-of-manuela-raffaeta-at-the-bmw-museum-with-bmw-r90s/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:29:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11467 Manuela Raffaeta is the girlfriend of Marco Melandri, a famous Italian motorcycle racer, currently racing for BMW Motorrad Motorsport World Superbike Team with a BMW S1000RR. Those who follow WSBK racing know Manuela well—she’s often seen in the paddock and Melandri’s pit garage. In these photos, you can see Manuela modeling [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/24/wsbk-biker-girl-photos-of-manuela-raffaeta-at-the-bmw-museum-with-bmw-r90s/feed/ 1 2013 Harley-Davidson Lineup – Overview (Part 2) http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/23/2013-harley-davidson-motorcycles-lineup-overview-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/23/2013-harley-davidson-motorcycles-lineup-overview-part-2/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:08:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11422 This is Part 2 of our 2013 Harley-Davidson Lineup Overview, see Part 1 for more information about what’s new for 2013. Below are photos of the Harley-Davidson Touring, VRSC, CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations), Tri Glide (Motorcycle Trike), and 110th [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/23/2013-harley-davidson-motorcycles-lineup-overview-part-2/feed/ 0 2013 Harley-Davidson Lineup – Overview (Part 1) http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/23/2013-harley-davidson-motorcycles-lineup-overview-part-1/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/23/2013-harley-davidson-motorcycles-lineup-overview-part-1/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:17:24 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11299 This year Harley-Davidson celebrates its 110th year anniversary as a motorcycle manufacturer, or as HD calls it—“a year-long, world-wide celebration of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts.” There’s no all-new model in the 2013 lineup, though the introduction of such seems relevant and logical (either Seventy-Two or the Softail Slim would have made [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/23/2013-harley-davidson-motorcycles-lineup-overview-part-1/feed/ 5 Sturgis 2012 – Photos from One Eyed Jacks Saloon http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/21/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-one-eyed-jacks-saloon/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/21/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-one-eyed-jacks-saloon/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:30:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11227 One Eyed Jacks Saloon is located at the heart of Sturgis—Main Street, where the Sturgis action is. Check out our One Eyed Jack photos from this year’s rally. PS: Also check the motorcycle helmets section of Leatherup.com, the main sponsor of this site. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/21/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-one-eyed-jacks-saloon/feed/ 2 Harley-Davidson WLA and WLC Military Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/21/harley-davidson-wla-and-wlc-military-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/21/harley-davidson-wla-and-wlc-military-motorcycles/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:26:04 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11205 Harley-Davidson WLA was a military motorcycle produced for the U.S. Army but also sold to other World War II allies—the Soviet Union was sold over 30,000 WLAs during WW2. The bike offered a solo seat and a 45 ci engine. WLA’s were produced between 1940 and 1952. After [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/21/harley-davidson-wla-and-wlc-military-motorcycles/feed/ 1 Clint Eastwood on a Norton Commando 750 S http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/20/clint-eastwood-on-a-norton-commando-750-s-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/20/clint-eastwood-on-a-norton-commando-750-s-motorcycle/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2012 23:10:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11188 This photo of Clint Eastwood sitting on a Norton Commando 750 S appeared in a 2007 issue of Classic Bike magazine. Apparently when he was younger, Eastwood was an admirer of British cars and motorcycles. The bike is a rare Norton Commando 750 S model from 1969 or later years. The [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/20/clint-eastwood-on-a-norton-commando-750-s-motorcycle/feed/ 0 Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Main Street and Lazelle Street http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/20/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-main-street-and-lazelle-street/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/20/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-main-street-and-lazelle-street/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:57:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=11066 The heart of the Sturgis Rally is Main Street, Sturgis. Check out our photos from Main Street and Lazelle Street during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012. We have more Sturgis 2012 photo albums coming soon—stay tuned. PS: Leatherup.com is the sponsor of this motorcycle blog. Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Easyriders Saloon & Steakhouse
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    Video: Jay Leno’s 1931 Henderson KJ Police Special – Vintage Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/17/jay-lenos-1931-henderson-kj-police-special-vintage-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/17/jay-lenos-1931-henderson-kj-police-special-vintage-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:35:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10659 In this video Jay presents his 1931 Henderson KJ Police Special vintage bike with a 4-cylinder, 80-ci engine. Original and unrestored, this is Jay’s second 1931 KJ in his collection. Lot’s of history behind this machine: Henderson, made between 1912 and 1931, were the largest and fastest motorcycles [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/17/jay-lenos-1931-henderson-kj-police-special-vintage-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Easyriders Saloon & Steakhouse http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/16/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-easyriders-saloon-steakhouse/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/16/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-easyriders-saloon-steakhouse/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:05:07 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10572 Easyriders Saloon & Steakhouse in Sturgis, a three-story restaurant and bar that opened for the 2011 rally, is the home of some of the best free concerts of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The biker bar has over 25000 square feet of entertainment space. Just before the rally started, the logo of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/16/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-easyriders-saloon-steakhouse/feed/ 3 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 – Photos From Downtown Sturgis, August 4, 2012 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/15/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-downtown-sturgis-august-4/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/15/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-downtown-sturgis-august-4/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:32:53 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10512 Check out these photos taken around Downtown Sturgis, South Dakota, two days before the official opening of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012. Our Sturgis photographer Justin Shoberg took these while riding around town. Related posts:
    1. Photos of Downtown Sturgis During the First Official Day of the 2012 Rally
    2. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010 in Photos: August 4-8, Days Before the Official Opening
    3. Sturgis 2012 – Photos from the Buffalo Chip Campground, August 4, 2012
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    Sturgis 2012 – Photos from the Buffalo Chip Campground, August 4, 2012 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/15/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-the-buffalo-chip-campground-august-4-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/15/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-the-buffalo-chip-campground-august-4-2012/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:30:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10446 The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground is one of the top Sturgis rally destinations. These photos from around the campground were taken two days before the official opening of the 72nd Annual 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2012. Related posts:
    1. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010 in Photos: August 4-8, Days Before the Official Opening
    2. Photos of Downtown Sturgis During the First Official Day of the 2012 Rally
    3. Sturgis 2012 Legends Ride Photos (August 6, 2012)
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    Photos of Downtown Sturgis During the First Official Day of the 2012 Rally http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/14/photos-of-downtown-sturgis-during-the-first-official-day-of-the-the-72nd-anniversary-sturgis-rally-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/14/photos-of-downtown-sturgis-during-the-first-official-day-of-the-the-72nd-anniversary-sturgis-rally-2012/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:07:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10377 The 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally officially ended Sunday. Here are some photos of Downtown Sturgis during the first day of the rally—last Monday, August 6, 2012. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/14/photos-of-downtown-sturgis-during-the-first-official-day-of-the-the-72nd-anniversary-sturgis-rally-2012/feed/ 5 Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Black Hills Harley-Davidson Dealership Event http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/10/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-black-hills-harley-davidson-dealership-event/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/10/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-black-hills-harley-davidson-dealership-event/#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:34:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10327 Black Hills Harley-Davidson is an HD dealership in Rapid City, South Dakota. Every year during the Sturgis rally, more than 100 motorcycle brands and companies showcase their products on the dealership’s 40 acre layout—the largest motorcycle road show in the United States. These photos were taken August 6, 2012, the first official [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/10/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2012-photos-from-black-hills-harley-davidson-dealership-event/feed/ 1 Sturgis 2012 Legends Ride Photos (August 6, 2012) http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/08/sturgis-2012-legends-ride-photos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/08/sturgis-2012-legends-ride-photos/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:51:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10216 The fifth annual Sturgis Legends Ride started with a welcoming ceremony and registration at the Silverado-Franklin casino in downtown Deadwood. The event continued with a thrilling 43 mile ride through the beautiful Black Hills and ended at the Legendary Buffalo Chip with a concert. Sturgis Legends Ride was created four years [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/08/sturgis-2012-legends-ride-photos/feed/ 0 Cool Sturgis 2012 Legends Ride Promotional Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/08/sturgis-2012-legends-ride-promotional-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/08/sturgis-2012-legends-ride-promotional-video/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:49:25 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10318 Related posts:
    1. Take the Ride to Sturgis – Official 2012 Sturgis Promotional Music Video
    2. Exporting to China: Harley-Davidson Promotional Video of York Facility
    3. How to Ride a Motorcycle for the First Time – Popular Video Tutorial
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    Victory Motorcycles at the 2012 Sturgis Rally – New Victory Location and Events Schedule http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/03/victory-motorcycles-events-at-the-2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/03/victory-motorcycles-events-at-the-2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally/#comments Fri, 03 Aug 2012 22:54:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10187 Victory Motorcycles and its newly acquired relative, Indian Motorcycles, have a long list of activities planned for the Sturgis rally this year: celebrity appearances, free daily concerts, group rides, displays of new 2013 motorcycles, a big Victory party, and more. Victory and Indian have a new display location in downtown Sturgis [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/03/victory-motorcycles-events-at-the-2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally/feed/ 1 Harley-Davidson Events in Sturgis 2012 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/03/harley-davidson-list-of-events-in-sturgis-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/03/harley-davidson-list-of-events-in-sturgis-2012/#comments Fri, 03 Aug 2012 19:18:28 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10163 ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/03/harley-davidson-list-of-events-in-sturgis-2012/feed/ 0 Take the Ride to Sturgis – Official 2012 Sturgis Promotional Music Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/01/official-2012-sturgis-promotional-music-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/01/official-2012-sturgis-promotional-music-video/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:14:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10125 “I rode for miles and miles, baby—I rode through lightning and rain…take the ride to Sturgis…” It’s how the song from this promotional video for Sturgis 2012 goes. The Sturgis Rally is the destination for the ultimate ride, is the Mecca of motorcycling. The video features “Sturgis,” a song by The Randall [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/01/official-2012-sturgis-promotional-music-video/feed/ 0 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Events Schedule http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/01/2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally-events-schedule/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/01/2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally-events-schedule/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:03:43 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10097 Right now, thousands of bikers are on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota for the mother of all motorcycle rallies. They are heading to the 72nd Annual 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The official dates of Sturgis 2012 are August 6-12, 2012, but it will last longer and some of the events already started. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/08/01/2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally-events-schedule/feed/ 2 2013 Victory Boardwalk – First Look, First Ride http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/31/2013-victory-boardwalk-motorcycle-first-look-first-ride/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/31/2013-victory-boardwalk-motorcycle-first-look-first-ride/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:53:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10048 Yesterday Victory unveiled its newest motorcycle model, the 2013 Victory Boardwalk which will replace the Victory Kingpin in the 2013 lineup. The new Victory Boardwalk is designed to better compete with Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe—Boardwalk is in the same classic cruiser market segment as the Softail Deluxe. Along with the Boardwalk came [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/31/2013-victory-boardwalk-motorcycle-first-look-first-ride/feed/ 4 Custom BMW R80/7 by Atelier Maquerelle http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/30/custom-motorcycle-bmw-r807-by-atelier-maquerelle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/30/custom-motorcycle-bmw-r807-by-atelier-maquerelle/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:28:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10025 Named Marie-Madelleine, this custom BMW was created by French custom bike builders Atelier Maquerelle. R80/7 were manufactured in the 1980’s. The builders used wood as the main material for the custom parts. The bike has a custom leather seat that tones in with the wooden details. Nice headlights. Custom Cafe Racer Motorcycle Kits for Transforming an Old Suzuki S40 by Ryca Motors – Photos and Video
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    Biker Girl of the Week: Photos of Playboy Playmate Heather Rae Young http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/30/biker-girl-of-the-week-photos-of-playboy-playmate-heather-rae-young-on-a-harley-davidson/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/30/biker-girl-of-the-week-photos-of-playboy-playmate-heather-rae-young-on-a-harley-davidson/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:14:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=10005 These photos of Playboy model Heather Rae Young (Playboy’s Miss February 2010) were taken in 2010 by her boyfriend and photographer Josh Ryan—apparently for a Harley-Davidson magazine ad. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/30/biker-girl-of-the-week-photos-of-playboy-playmate-heather-rae-young-on-a-harley-davidson/feed/ 0 Mickey Rourke’s Golden Custom Motorcycle by Roland Sands http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/27/mickey-rourke-custom-motorcycle-by-roland-sands-design/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/27/mickey-rourke-custom-motorcycle-by-roland-sands-design/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2012 23:13:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9963 Two years ago Mickey Rourke commissioned Roland Sands Design to build a custom Harley-Davidson bike for him, and the result is this beautiful machine with gold accents named “Loki”. Rourke says that the bike was meant to be a prop for one of his movies. “Loki” features custom body work by [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/27/mickey-rourke-custom-motorcycle-by-roland-sands-design/feed/ 0 Drag Race Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale vs. Porsche GT2 RS http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/27/ducati-1199-panigale-vs-porsche-gt2-rs-drag-race-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/27/ducati-1199-panigale-vs-porsche-gt2-rs-drag-race-video/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:37:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9949 The Porsche GT2 RS has 6 cylinders and 620 horsepower, the Ducati 1199 has only 2 cylinders and 192 horsepower. Which of these two high performance machines is faster? Chris Harris from Drive (Web series), a Porsche 911 expert, brought motorcyclist Ben Cope from Visordown.com to Santa Pod Raceway in England [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/27/ducati-1199-panigale-vs-porsche-gt2-rs-drag-race-video/feed/ 5 2013 Kawasakis – First Look http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/20/2013-kawasaki-motorcycles-lineup-first-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/20/2013-kawasaki-motorcycles-lineup-first-look/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:47:00 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9923 Kawasaki released its 2013 motorcycle models ahead of schedule. The 2013 Kawasaki lineup includes ZX-10R and ZX-10R ABS, the street motorcycles Ninja 650 and Ninja 650 ABS, and the dual-sport KLX250S and KLR650. The most notable upgrades in the lineup are a new electronically controlled steering damper for ZX-10 bikes and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/20/2013-kawasaki-motorcycles-lineup-first-look/feed/ 0 Video: Motorcyclist Rides at 186 mph (300 km/h) on a Highway in Canada http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/20/video-reckless-motorcyclist-rides-at-186-mph-300-kmh-on-a-busy-highway-in-canada/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/20/video-reckless-motorcyclist-rides-at-186-mph-300-kmh-on-a-busy-highway-in-canada/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:08:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9888 Back in April this year, a reckless motorcyclist posted a YouTube video of himself riding along a busy highway in British Colombia, Canada at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The video quickly went viral and caught the attention of the police who identified the rider as 25-year-old Randy [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/20/video-reckless-motorcyclist-rides-at-186-mph-300-kmh-on-a-busy-highway-in-canada/feed/ 2 Alpinestars Anatomy Suit – Show Off Your Guts http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/19/alpinestars-anatomy-motorcycle-suit/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/19/alpinestars-anatomy-motorcycle-suit/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:10:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9865 Here’s a really offbeat, freak idea: a motorcycle suit displaying a colorful representation of your body organs. This race suit was designed by London-based Death Spray Custom (AKA David Gwyther) and built in Alpinestars’ race factory in Northern Italy. Last year, Alpinestars invited Gwyther to their European headquarters [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/19/alpinestars-anatomy-motorcycle-suit/feed/ 0 James Bond (Daniel Craig) Riding Honda CRF250R http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/19/skyfall-007-movie-james-bond-daniel-craig-riding-honda-crf250r/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/19/skyfall-007-movie-james-bond-daniel-craig-riding-honda-crf250r/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:04:49 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9853 Daniel Craig as James Bond rides a Honda CRF250R in the new 007 movie Skyfall (2012), which will premier in London, UK on October 26. A total of twenty modified-for-stunts CRF250R were used in the making of the opening scenes of the movie which were shot earlier this year in Istanbul [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/19/skyfall-007-movie-james-bond-daniel-craig-riding-honda-crf250r/feed/ 2 Teaser Video of the 2013 Victory Boardwalk http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/18/teaser-video-of-the-2013-victory-boardwalk-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/18/teaser-video-of-the-2013-victory-boardwalk-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:06:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9836 Victory Motorcycles is revealing their newest model, the 2013 Victory Boardwalk, on July 30, 2012. Watch this video teaser with the new Victory. It’s a teaser so don’t expect to see much. Tim Moore from All About Bikes said that the fuel tank of the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/18/teaser-video-of-the-2013-victory-boardwalk-motorcycle/feed/ 0 Custom Ducati Sport 1000 with Lamborghini Blue Accents http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/13/custom-ducati-sport-1000-hill-climber-with-lamborghini-blue-accents/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/13/custom-ducati-sport-1000-hill-climber-with-lamborghini-blue-accents/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:13:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9537 This custom Ducati Sport 1000 named the “Hill Climber” was built by Bad Boys Motorcycles, a custom motorcycle shop in Chamoson, Switzerland. Bad Boys built the bike for Swiss Luge Champion Alain Wicki. According to the builders, Alain designed the bike himself. Alain Wicki was responsible for the Lamborghini Raptor concept car that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/13/custom-ducati-sport-1000-hill-climber-with-lamborghini-blue-accents/feed/ 0 Extreme Motorcycle Crash at Red Light – Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/13/video-extreme-motorcycle-crash-at-red-light/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/13/video-extreme-motorcycle-crash-at-red-light/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:24:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9523 This video is a reminder that motorcyclists must be more careful at intersections, ready to slow down or stop. The car is at fault—it ran a red light. Watch the video below: ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/13/video-extreme-motorcycle-crash-at-red-light/feed/ 1 Review of the All New 2012 Arai XD-4 Dual-Sport Helmet http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/12/arai-xd-4-dual-sport-motorcycle-helmet-review/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/12/arai-xd-4-dual-sport-motorcycle-helmet-review/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:43:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9488 Arai XD-4 dual-sport motorcycle helmet became available in the spring of 2012. It’s the forth generation of Arai’s dual-sport (crossover design) helmets. The first XD became available in the late 1990s. The XD-4 is a slight update of the Arai XD-3. New features in XD-4 include brow vents, updated shield design not compatible with the XD-3 [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/12/arai-xd-4-dual-sport-motorcycle-helmet-review/feed/ 0 2012 Arai Corsair V RC Helmet – The Most Expensive, Most Luxurious Arai Helmet on the Consumer Market http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/11/2012-arai-corsair-v-rc-motorcycle-helmet-the-most-expensive-most-luxurious-arai-helmet/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/11/2012-arai-corsair-v-rc-motorcycle-helmet-the-most-expensive-most-luxurious-arai-helmet/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:06:20 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9468 This year the maker of Arai helmets offered something very special in the 2012 Arai catalog—a $4000 made-to-order carbon fiber helmet called Arai Corsair V RC. Its price takes it to the #1 spot on the list of the most expensive motorcycle helmets designed for the consumer market. What makes it so special? [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/11/2012-arai-corsair-v-rc-motorcycle-helmet-the-most-expensive-most-luxurious-arai-helmet/feed/ 0 See the Sturgis Rally with These Live Webcams http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/10/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-live-webcams/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/10/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-live-webcams/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:03:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9420 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 starts next month. If you can’t go this year, I found several live webcams that can bring the excitement of Sturgis to your computer—they should make those with sound. You should click on the images to go to the actual webcams. Sturgis Rally Webcams by Rapid City Journal The [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/10/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-live-webcams/feed/ 6 Motorcycle Girl of the Week: Girl on a Fallen Bike Gisele Bündchen http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/06/motorcycle-girl-biker-girl-of-the-week-girl-sitting-on-a-fallen-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/06/motorcycle-girl-biker-girl-of-the-week-girl-sitting-on-a-fallen-bike/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2012 19:12:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9403 A great artistic photo. She looks as if she rode, got hot suddenly, dropped her bike, and decided to strip off and continue naked. Click on the image to see a larger version. (Added 1 hour later) The woman on the photo is Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bündchen. Source: Silodrome ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/06/motorcycle-girl-biker-girl-of-the-week-girl-sitting-on-a-fallen-bike/feed/ 1 2013 Triumph Trophy SE Unveiled http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/05/2013-triumph-trophy-se-luxury-touring-motorcycle-unveiled/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/05/2013-triumph-trophy-se-luxury-touring-motorcycle-unveiled/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 23:20:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9378 On June 22, Triumph announced the all new 2013 Trophy SE, a fully-loaded 1215cc luxury touring motorcycle. The new Triumph will compete with BMW sport touring models like the R1200RT. In the United States and Canada (we are rich) only the fully-loaded version will be available—no basics. So the “North American” Trophy will [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/05/2013-triumph-trophy-se-luxury-touring-motorcycle-unveiled/feed/ 0 Custom Moto Guzzi – Suzuka 8 Hours Tribute http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/05/custom-built-moto-guzzi-motorcycle-tribute-to-suzuka-8-hours-endurance-race/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/05/custom-built-moto-guzzi-motorcycle-tribute-to-suzuka-8-hours-endurance-race/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:42:15 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9357 This custom Moto Guzzi was built to look like a real Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race motorcycle. Built by David Caforio of Route Fiere, the bike was displayed at this year’s Mencraft Makers Festival in Rome. The exhibition of this art festival offers a weird mixture of “projects” and “creations” among which are [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/05/custom-built-moto-guzzi-motorcycle-tribute-to-suzuka-8-hours-endurance-race/feed/ 1 Video: Electric Superbike Brammo Empulse RR vs 600cc Gas Bikes http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/03/video-electric-motorcycle-brammo-empulse-rr-vs-600cc-gas-bikes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/03/video-electric-motorcycle-brammo-empulse-rr-vs-600cc-gas-bikes/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:14:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9345 In this video, you’ll see AMA Pro Superbike rider Steve Atlas riding the Brammo Empulse RR alongside road-racing-club riders with 600cc gas motorcycles. Steve was preparing for a round of the zero-emissions TTXGP race. While this is not a race, the video demonstrates the capabilities of Brammo Empulse RR. Via: Video: Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher Talks About Brammo Empulse R and the Future of Electric Motorcycles
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    Yamaha Will Sell $500 Motorcycle in India – Cheapest Yamaha Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/03/yamaha-sell-500-dollar-motorcycle-in-india-cheapest-yamaha/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/03/yamaha-sell-500-dollar-motorcycle-in-india-cheapest-yamaha/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:00:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9324 Last month, Yamaha Motor Co. announced its plans to manufacture its cheapest motorcycle and sell it in India. The price of the bike will be about $500. Yamaha hopes this new entry level motorcycle will help to get a larger share of the growing Indian motorcycle market, the second largest two-wheeler market in [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/07/03/yamaha-sell-500-dollar-motorcycle-in-india-cheapest-yamaha/feed/ 2 Ducati Desmosedici RR Trike Concept – Design Sketches http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/28/design-sketches-ducati-desmosedici-rr-tricycle-concept/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/28/design-sketches-ducati-desmosedici-rr-tricycle-concept/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:08:35 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9296 Nicolas Petit, a 27-year-old motorcycle mechanic who lives in France, is famous for his drawings and sketches of concept motorcycles. Back in 2010, he drew this cool Ducati Desmosedici RR Trike concept. While he was designing the trike, Nicolas though about how a trike would look if it was made by Ducati. Looks [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/28/design-sketches-ducati-desmosedici-rr-tricycle-concept/feed/ 2 Ducati Recalls 1199 Panigale http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/28/ducati-recalls-1199-panigale-superbikes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/28/ducati-recalls-1199-panigale-superbikes/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:02:49 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9279 Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Ducati North America is recalling 375 units of the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale sportbike. The recall will affects all versions of the sportbike including the 1199 Panigale S and the 1199 Panigale S Tricolore sold in the United States. The cause [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/28/ducati-recalls-1199-panigale-superbikes/feed/ 3 Biker Girl of the Week Photo: Vintage Open Face Helmet and “Born to Kill” Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/27/photo-of-biker-girl-of-the-week-vintage-helmet-and-born-to-kill-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/27/photo-of-biker-girl-of-the-week-vintage-helmet-and-born-to-kill-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:07:44 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9273 The photographer, I’d like to know who, has a good taste. Great motorcycle photography. Via Silodrome. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/27/photo-of-biker-girl-of-the-week-vintage-helmet-and-born-to-kill-motorcycle/feed/ 0 Smart Electric Scooter – The Smart Car Cousin Will Arrive in 2014 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/27/smart-electric-scooter-smart-car-cousin-available-in-2014/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/27/smart-electric-scooter-smart-car-cousin-available-in-2014/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:44:20 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9229 This month automotive giant Daimler AG announced its plans to launch an electric scooter to market by 2014. The scooter will be part of the Smart brand family and is based on a concept displayed in the 2010 Paris Autoshow (see the video below). The stylish Smart electric scooter is powered by a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/27/smart-electric-scooter-smart-car-cousin-available-in-2014/feed/ 2 How to Ride a Motorcycle for the First Time – Popular Video Tutorial http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/15/how-to-shift-gears-use-clutch-how-to-ride-a-motorcycle-for-the-first-time/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/15/how-to-shift-gears-use-clutch-how-to-ride-a-motorcycle-for-the-first-time/#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:59:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9185 I found this very popular video about how to ride a motorcycle for the very first time, focusing on how to use the clutch and shift gears; it’s about learning to ride motorcycles with manual transmission, not scooters with automatic transmission. Remember that this is a lesson for your very first time on [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/15/how-to-shift-gears-use-clutch-how-to-ride-a-motorcycle-for-the-first-time/feed/ 1 Licensed Limited Edition Sons of Anarchy Harley-Davidson Bikes Will First Go on Sale at 2012 Sturgis Rally http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/15/official-limited-edition-sons-of-anarchy-harley-davidson-motorcycles-sold-will-first-go-on-sale-at-2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/15/official-limited-edition-sons-of-anarchy-harley-davidson-motorcycles-sold-will-first-go-on-sale-at-2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally/#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:54:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9159 Sons of Anarchy fans will now have the opportunity to purchase the ultimate SOA official product—a limited edition Sons of Anarchy Harley-Davidson. The FX show made a deal with a Bartel’s Harley-Davidson in Marina Del Rey, CA for the production of 100 limited edition motorcycles retailing for about $25,000 each at Harley-Davidson dealers [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/15/official-limited-edition-sons-of-anarchy-harley-davidson-motorcycles-sold-will-first-go-on-sale-at-2012-sturgis-motorcycle-rally/feed/ 2 Three Playboy Playmates Compete for the Cover of Victory’s New Brochure http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/14/victory-biker-girls-playboy-playmates-compete-for-the-cover-of-victory-motorcycles-new-brochure/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/14/victory-biker-girls-playboy-playmates-compete-for-the-cover-of-victory-motorcycles-new-brochure/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:50:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9112 Playboy and Victory Motorcycles came up with a marketing campaign in which three Playboy Playmates compete for the cover of Victory’s new brochure. The winner will be chosen by Playboy and Victory fans—you can vote for your favorite at the website the organizers set up for [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/14/victory-biker-girls-playboy-playmates-compete-for-the-cover-of-victory-motorcycles-new-brochure/feed/ 9 Ghost Rider Bike from the Movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) with Photos http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/14/ghost-rider-motorcycle-from-the-movie-ghost-rider-2-yamaha-vmax/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/14/ghost-rider-motorcycle-from-the-movie-ghost-rider-2-yamaha-vmax/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:10:54 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9072 The Ghost Rider bike (the “Hell Cycle”) from the Ghost Rider 2 movie is a customized Yamaha VMAX, customized to look charred as a real motorcycle from Hell. The prop Yamaha VMAX was displayed at the San Diego Convention Center during the 2011 Comic-Con convention. The Yamaha replaced the chopper called “Grace” from [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/14/ghost-rider-motorcycle-from-the-movie-ghost-rider-2-yamaha-vmax/feed/ 5 Texas Considers 85 Mph Speed Limit – Fastest Maximum Speed Limit in the United States and the Western Hemisphere http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/13/texas-considers-85-mph-speed-limit-fastest-maximum-speed-limit-in-the-united-states/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/13/texas-considers-85-mph-speed-limit-fastest-maximum-speed-limit-in-the-united-states/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:43:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9056 The Texas Department of Transportation said last week that they are testing 85 mph speed limit on a toll road under construction that will go between Austin and San Antonio. If it gets approved, the Texas 85 mph speed limit will be the fastest maximum speed limit in the United States and the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/13/texas-considers-85-mph-speed-limit-fastest-maximum-speed-limit-in-the-united-states/feed/ 1 Murdered Out BMW R60/2 Custom Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/13/murdered-out-all-matte-black-bmw-r602-customized-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/13/murdered-out-all-matte-black-bmw-r602-customized-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:58:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9021 This customized, “murdered-out” motorcycle is based on a 1963 594 cc BMW R60/2. Named after the movie The Great Escape (1963), the bike was customized by Hugo, Léo and Fred from France-based Blitz Motorcycles. The BMW was fitted with 18″ enduro tires and was completely rewired and stripped of its fenders. The builders [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/13/murdered-out-all-matte-black-bmw-r602-customized-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Funny Video: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R in a Police Speed Trap http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/12/funny-video-commercial-police-speed-trap-kawasaki-ninja-zx-6r/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/12/funny-video-commercial-police-speed-trap-kawasaki-ninja-zx-6r/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:37:54 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=9013 In this funny commercial for Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, you’ll see what happens when you try to entrap a Kawasaki Ninja rider in a police speed trap. The police officers must be from a German-speaking country, judging from the word “polizei” on the car. Watch the video: ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/12/funny-video-commercial-police-speed-trap-kawasaki-ninja-zx-6r/feed/ 0 New Side Mirror Technology – Offers Wide Angle Vision, No Blind Spot, No Visual Distortion http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/11/new-side-mirror-technology-offers-wide-angle-vision-no-blind-spot-no-visual-distortion/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/11/new-side-mirror-technology-offers-wide-angle-vision-no-blind-spot-no-visual-distortion/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:22:43 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8984 A wide angle side mirror that eliminates the blind spot for drivers without distorting the reflection of objects has received a U.S. patent. The mirror greatly increases the field of view with minimal image distortion, giving drivers an accurate sense of the distance of cars and objects behind. Traditional side view and rear [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/11/new-side-mirror-technology-offers-wide-angle-vision-no-blind-spot-no-visual-distortion/feed/ 1 Samurai Sword Biker Girl and Ducati Cafe Racer http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/08/samurai-sword-asian-schoolgirl-biker-girl-and-ducati-cafe-racer-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/08/samurai-sword-asian-schoolgirl-biker-girl-and-ducati-cafe-racer-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:10:03 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8947 These unique photos are by Taiwanese photographer Russell Yei. To quote a comment about them, “Everyone knows katanas [samurai swords] go better with schoolgirls, rapiers are designed for pirate girls.” And how about that Ducati? [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/08/samurai-sword-asian-schoolgirl-biker-girl-and-ducati-cafe-racer-motorcycle/feed/ 3 How to Change the Fork Seals of Your Motorcycle w/Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/07/videohow-to-change-fork-seals-of-your-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/07/videohow-to-change-fork-seals-of-your-motorcycle/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:36:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8929 If you have leaking fork seals, you must change them and add new fork oil—it’s part of the regular maintenance of a motorcycle. The leaking oil can ruin your brake pads and after the oil drains you can damage your fork. The seals should be replaced at the first sign of leaking oil. Replacing [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/07/videohow-to-change-fork-seals-of-your-motorcycle/feed/ 0 U.S. Navy Tribute Custom-Built Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/07/rolling-thunder-u-s-navy-tribute-custom-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/07/rolling-thunder-u-s-navy-tribute-custom-motorcycle/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:06:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8905 This custom bike named “Rolling Thunder’ was built by Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles who wanted to honor U.S. Navy serviceman and women with the project. Holdsworth is a U.S. Air Force Desert Storm veteran and comes from a U.S. military family. The process of building the bike was filmed by Navy Defense [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/07/rolling-thunder-u-s-navy-tribute-custom-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Ducati North America Reports All-Time Monthly Record Sales http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/06/ducati-north-america-reports-all-time-monthly-record-sales-for-may-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/06/ducati-north-america-reports-all-time-monthly-record-sales-for-may-2012/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:12:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8892 In a press release from June 4, Ducati North America reported a retail sales increase of 49 percent in May and an all-time monthly record sales. According to Ducati, the sales jump and all-time record were due to the introduction of 1199 Panigale and Streetfighter 848, including the continued success of Diavel and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/06/ducati-north-america-reports-all-time-monthly-record-sales-for-may-2012/feed/ 0 Goldmember Custom-Built Race Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/06/goldmember-motorcycle-custom-built-race-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/06/goldmember-motorcycle-custom-built-race-bike/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:19:13 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8866 This is Goldmember, a custom-built race bike, built by Roger Goldammer who wanted to race Goldmember at the Bonneville Speedway and compete with it at the 2008 AMD World Championships. Roger calls this a “risky combination” since AWD Championship bikes are built mostly for visual display, while race bikes are “pure function.” [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/06/goldmember-motorcycle-custom-built-race-bike/feed/ 0 Brad Pitt Buys a Bell Helmet and Alpinestars Kevlar Gloves from a Motorcycle Dealership in London http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/01/london-uk-brad-pitt-buys-a-bell-helmet-and-alpinestars-kevlar-gloves-from-a-motorcycle-dealership/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/01/london-uk-brad-pitt-buys-a-bell-helmet-and-alpinestars-kevlar-gloves-from-a-motorcycle-dealership/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 20:57:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8701 Yesterday, Brad Pitt made a surprise visit to a motorcycle dealership in Ruislip, a suburb of London. “We wondered what was going on when two big black cars pulled up outside and lots of burly bodyguards got out. We couldn’t believe it when Brad Pitt appeared and came in,” said an employee at the dealership. Pitt bought [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/01/london-uk-brad-pitt-buys-a-bell-helmet-and-alpinestars-kevlar-gloves-from-a-motorcycle-dealership/feed/ 1 Video: Harley-Davidson Rat Bike Chopper Smokes Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – 3 Times http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/01/harley-vs-honda-harley-davidson-rat-bike-chopper-smokes-honda-cbr1000rr-fireblade-in-drag-race/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/01/harley-vs-honda-harley-davidson-rat-bike-chopper-smokes-honda-cbr1000rr-fireblade-in-drag-race/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:35:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8685 In this drag race video from Holland, you’ll see a 70 hp Harley-Davidson rat-bike chopper smoking a 170 hp+ Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, three times. The owner of the 25-year-old Harley is (Long-Beard) Hildo, a custom-bike builder and a great biker character. I call him Long-Beard. According to information that came with the video, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/06/01/harley-vs-honda-harley-davidson-rat-bike-chopper-smokes-honda-cbr1000rr-fireblade-in-drag-race/feed/ 1 Video: Jay Leno’s Tata Nano – Cheapest Car in the World to Convert Indian Motorcyclists to Car Drivers http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/31/video-jay-lenos-tata-nano-cheapest-car-in-the-world-to-convert-indian-motorcyclists-to-car-drivers/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/31/video-jay-lenos-tata-nano-cheapest-car-in-the-world-to-convert-indian-motorcyclists-to-car-drivers/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 22:29:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8665 In the United States, motorcycles are considered a hobby, not a mode of transportation, not a necessity and the industry depends on the high disposable income of U.S. consumers.  But in most parts of the world, motorcycles are the main mode of transportation and Tata Motors is on a mission to change that in India. The [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/31/video-jay-lenos-tata-nano-cheapest-car-in-the-world-to-convert-indian-motorcyclists-to-car-drivers/feed/ 4 HJC RP-Max Modular Helmet – New for 2012 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/31/all-new-2012-hjc-rp-max-modular-helmet/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/31/all-new-2012-hjc-rp-max-modular-helmet/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 18:48:25 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8653 Earlier this year, HJC introduced the all new RP-Max modular helmet. The lightweight and strong shell of RP-Max is made of carbon fiber, aramid fiber, and fiberglass materials. The helmet is available in three shell sizes, offers a one-touch open/close locking system, advanced ventilation system, retractable sun visor, and removable liner that is [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/31/all-new-2012-hjc-rp-max-modular-helmet/feed/ 5 Boxx – Compact Electric Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/30/boxx-bike-compact-electric-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/30/boxx-bike-compact-electric-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 30 May 2012 19:12:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8619 Boxx—the brand name says it clearly. It’s a box with wheels, handlebars, and an electric motor, capable of speeds of up to 35 mph. It can deliver 80 miles per charge and offers roomy internal storage compartments, two-wheel drive, traction control, anti-lock breaks, and an optional heated seat. Electric power blurs the difference [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/30/boxx-bike-compact-electric-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Biker Girl of the Week: Gas Station Girl – Sexy Harley-Davidson Ads with Supermodel Marisa Miller http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/29/photos-and-videos-biker-girl-of-the-week-gas-station-girl-sexy-harley-davidson-ads-with-supermodel-marisa-miller/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/29/photos-and-videos-biker-girl-of-the-week-gas-station-girl-sexy-harley-davidson-ads-with-supermodel-marisa-miller/#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 20:21:51 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8570 These photos and videos are from another 2010 Harley-Davidson ad campaign with supermodel Marisa Miller. Harley-Davidson marketing department likes Marisa because she can really ride—she even does burnouts. The photo shoot’s location was at the desert gas station of 4 Aces Movie Set in Palmdale, California and the photographer was Tom Munro. Related posts:
    1. Biker Girl of the Week: Photos of Supermodel Marisa Miller on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle
    2. Motorcycle Girl of the Week: 1940s U.S. Military Theme Postcard Photos of Supermodel Marisa Miller
    3. Video: Harley-Davidson Riding Gear – Interview with the Designers
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    Custom 1982 Harley-Davidson Ironhead “The 3″ – the Marlboro-Sponsored Racing Look http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/25/marlboro-sponsored-racing-look-custom-t3-1982-harley-davidson-ironhead-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/25/marlboro-sponsored-racing-look-custom-t3-1982-harley-davidson-ironhead-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 23:21:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8527 Jarrod and Justin Del Prado of DP Customs are known for building cool custom bikes—using mostly 1977-1985 Harley-Davidsons as donors. And this is by far my personal favorite—a custom 1000cc 1982 Harley-Davidson Ironhead painted in white, red, and black. The builders started with the tail by “eliminating all of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/25/marlboro-sponsored-racing-look-custom-t3-1982-harley-davidson-ironhead-motorcycle/feed/ 0 Tsunami Motorcycle Goes to a Harley-Davidson Museum http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/25/japanese-tsunami-motorcycle-goes-to-a-harley-davidson-museum/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/25/japanese-tsunami-motorcycle-goes-to-a-harley-davidson-museum/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 20:24:25 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8513 The tsunami motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson that washed up in Canada after being swept by the Japanese tsunami last year, will be preserved in the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you haven’t read the story, Harley-Davidson offered the owner Ikuo Yokoyama to restore the bike and return it to him. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/25/japanese-tsunami-motorcycle-goes-to-a-harley-davidson-museum/feed/ 1 New Government Study Shows No Progress in Reducing Motorcyclist Deaths in U.S. http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/22/motorcycle-deaths-in-the-united-states-study-shows-no-progress/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/22/motorcycle-deaths-in-the-united-states-study-shows-no-progress/#comments Tue, 22 May 2012 23:19:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8498 A new government study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that the United States made no progress in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011 compared with 2010. At the same time, a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a projected decline in motor vehicle fatalities of 1.7 percent in [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/22/motorcycle-deaths-in-the-united-states-study-shows-no-progress/feed/ 1 Jay Leno’s Garage: Jay Rides and Reviews Mission R Electric Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/21/jay-lenos-garage-jay-rides-and-reviews-mission-r-electric-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/21/jay-lenos-garage-jay-rides-and-reviews-mission-r-electric-motorcycle/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 22:50:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8469 In the previous post, I presented the Mission R—one of the most advanced electric motorcycles. This sports bike looks and behaves like a superbike, tops 160 mph and goes from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. Watch this Jay Leno’s Garage video to see Jay riding and reviewing the Mission [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/21/jay-lenos-garage-jay-rides-and-reviews-mission-r-electric-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Mission R Electric Sport Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/21/mission-r-electric-sport-bike-electric-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/21/mission-r-electric-sport-bike-electric-motorcycle/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 22:20:19 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8419 Mission R electric sport bike was unveiled in December 2010. The bike was developed by Mission Motors, a supplier of electric vehicle components based in San Francisco. The company built the Mission R to demonstrate the possibilities of its latest EV technology, and the result was an electric sport bike that Jay Leno’s Brough Superior SS100 – Rare Vintage Bike
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    Custom Cafe Racer Motorcycle Kits for Transforming an Old Suzuki S40 by Ryca Motors – Photos and Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/15/photos-and-video-custom-cafe-racer-motorcycle-kits-for-transforming-an-old-suzuki-s40-aka-the-savage-by-ryca-motors/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/15/photos-and-video-custom-cafe-racer-motorcycle-kits-for-transforming-an-old-suzuki-s40-aka-the-savage-by-ryca-motors/#comments Tue, 15 May 2012 22:38:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8384 Based in Los Angeles, California, Ryca Motors is a company that builds custom motorcycles and kits. The company founders and builders are Casey Stevenson and Ryan Rajewskit. Their first product, the Ryca CS-1 kit, transforms old Suzuki S40 motorcycles into retro cafe racers. Designed for the do-it-yourself home builder, the kit is 100% bolt-on, and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/15/photos-and-video-custom-cafe-racer-motorcycle-kits-for-transforming-an-old-suzuki-s40-aka-the-savage-by-ryca-motors/feed/ 3 Motorcycle Girl of the Week: 1940s U.S. Military Theme Postcard Photos of Supermodel Marisa Miller http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/15/motorcycle-girl-of-the-week-1940s-u-s-military-theme-postcard-photos-with-harley-davidson-bikes-and-supermodel-marisa-miller/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/15/motorcycle-girl-of-the-week-1940s-u-s-military-theme-postcard-photos-with-harley-davidson-bikes-and-supermodel-marisa-miller/#comments Tue, 15 May 2012 18:48:05 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8344 In 2010, supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Marisa Miller teamed up with Harley-Davidson to create this collection of postcards with 1940s U.S. military theme. Each card features Marisa Miller posing with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The purpose of the postcards was to promote Harley products and to honor the man and women who serve [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/15/motorcycle-girl-of-the-week-1940s-u-s-military-theme-postcard-photos-with-harley-davidson-bikes-and-supermodel-marisa-miller/feed/ 2 Legal Tender One Dollar Motorcycle Coins from Somalia http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/11/legal-tender-somali-somalia-one-dollar-motorcycle-coins/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/11/legal-tender-somali-somalia-one-dollar-motorcycle-coins/#comments Fri, 11 May 2012 22:12:35 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8325 In 2007 the Federal Republic of Somalia issued six silver-plated multi-colored coins in the shape of motorcycles. Five of these coins, each 1.75 inch long and 1 inch high, are shaped like Harley-Davidson models and have the denomination of 1 dollar. I’m not sure what kind of dollar, U.S. or whatever, because according [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/11/legal-tender-somali-somalia-one-dollar-motorcycle-coins/feed/ 0 2012 Zero DS Electric Motorcycle – Mixed Reviews http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/09/2012-zero-ds-electric-motorcycle-reviews/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/09/2012-zero-ds-electric-motorcycle-reviews/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 20:16:19 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8272 The new Zero DS is one of five revamped production electric motorcycle models in the 2012 lineup of Zero Motorcycles. The Zero DS is an all-new model for 2012—a dual-sport bike with a high ground clearance for off road riding,  incorporating the latest in electric motorcycle technology. The bike is built on a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/09/2012-zero-ds-electric-motorcycle-reviews/feed/ 0 Cleveland CycleWerks Moves Manufacturing Jobs from China to U.S. http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/08/cleveland-cyclewerks-motorcycle-manufacturer-moves-manufacturing-jobs-from-china-to-the-united-states/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/08/cleveland-cyclewerks-motorcycle-manufacturer-moves-manufacturing-jobs-from-china-to-the-united-states/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 20:21:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8249 Cleveland CycleWerks, the manufacturer of low-cost motorcycles, is moving manufacturing jobs from China to the United States. Scott Colosimo, the owner of Cleveland CycleWerks, purchased a huge 60,000-square-foot building in Cleveland where the company will establish its headquarters, new assembly facility, and parts distribution center. The company hopes to begin [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/08/cleveland-cyclewerks-motorcycle-manufacturer-moves-manufacturing-jobs-from-china-to-the-united-states/feed/ 4 Biker Girl of the Week: Photos of Supermodel Marisa Miller on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/07/professional-photo-shoot-photos-of-supermodel-marisa-miller-on-a-harley-davidson-v-rod-muscle-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/07/professional-photo-shoot-photos-of-supermodel-marisa-miller-on-a-harley-davidson-v-rod-muscle-motorcycle/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 21:06:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8196 These photo-shoot photos of supermodel, Victoria’s Secret Angel, and Sports Illustrated cover girl, Marisa Miller were taken between 2008-2009 during an Harley-Davidson ad campaign for the then new Harley V-Rod Muscle. This is not the only time when Marisa Miller took part in Harley ad campaigns and there’s a good reason—she’s a real biker girl, she owns [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/07/professional-photo-shoot-photos-of-supermodel-marisa-miller-on-a-harley-davidson-v-rod-muscle-motorcycle/feed/ 62 Custom 1973 Ironhead Harley-Davidson Sportster http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/custom-black-and-blue-1973-ironhead-harley-davidson-sportster-by-dp-customs/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/custom-black-and-blue-1973-ironhead-harley-davidson-sportster-by-dp-customs/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 23:45:34 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8168 This custom bike based on a 1973 Ironhead Harley was the latest creation of Jarrod and Justin Del Prado of DP Customs in New River, Arizona. The brothers built the bike for a customer who wanted a 1973 bike (in honor of the year he was born) in the DP Customs [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/custom-black-and-blue-1973-ironhead-harley-davidson-sportster-by-dp-customs/feed/ 2 Creating Customs: a Short Film about Two Brothers and Their Passion for Building Custom Bikes http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/creating-customs-a-short-film-about-custom-bike-builders-dp-customs/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/creating-customs-a-short-film-about-custom-bike-builders-dp-customs/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 22:40:44 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8157 This short film called “Creating Customs” will take you inside the shop of DP Customs in New River, Arizona. The film features the two brothers Justin and Jarrod Del Prado, the owners of DP Customs who share a passion for building custom bikes. The brothers say that what makes their [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/creating-customs-a-short-film-about-custom-bike-builders-dp-customs/feed/ 0 Harley-Davidson Swept Away by Japanese Tsunami Reaches Canada – and Finds its Owner w/photos http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/japanese-tsunami-harley-davidson-motorcycle-reaches-canada-and-finds-its-owner/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/japanese-tsunami-harley-davidson-motorcycle-reaches-canada-and-finds-its-owner/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 20:19:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8146 Last month, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle washed up on a Canadian island after a journeyed of 4,000 miles across the Pacific.  The bike was lost during last year’s Japanese tsunami and was discovered on April 18 by Peter Mark, a resident of B.C.’s Haida Gwaii, who was exploring a remote beach on Graham Island on his ATV. Mark [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/04/japanese-tsunami-harley-davidson-motorcycle-reaches-canada-and-finds-its-owner/feed/ 1 Shoei Helmets 2012 Product Guide http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/01/shoei-motorcycle-helmets-2012-product-guide/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/01/shoei-motorcycle-helmets-2012-product-guide/#comments Tue, 01 May 2012 23:14:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8052 Shoei motorcycle helmets 2012 product catalog includes one all-new model—the high-end Shoei Neotec modular helmet that we showed you in a previous post. Other Shoei models received new colors or new graphics for the 2012 catalog. The Shoei X-Twelve super high-end racing helmet now [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/05/01/shoei-motorcycle-helmets-2012-product-guide/feed/ 1 Biker Girl of the Week: The Top Gun Look from Playboy Model Beth Williams http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/30/wallpaper-photos-of-brown-leather-jacket-biker-girl/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/30/wallpaper-photos-of-brown-leather-jacket-biker-girl/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:33:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8013 This is a photo shoot of Playboy model Beth Williams. The brown leather jacket and the aviator sunglasses is a style strongly reminiscent of the characters in the movie Top Gun (1986). Sales of Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses in 1986 jumped 40% because they were worn by Tom Cruise and other stars from Top [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/30/wallpaper-photos-of-brown-leather-jacket-biker-girl/feed/ 6 Video: Harley-Davidson Riding Gear – Interview with the Designers http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/video-harley-davidson-riding-gear-interview-with-the-designers/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/video-harley-davidson-riding-gear-interview-with-the-designers/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:06:04 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=8001 In this promotional video, part of a series, you’ll see interviews with the people who design Harley-Davidson motorcycle gear. The videos also include historical footage and images and describe the relationship between the Harley-Davidson brand and the riding gear carrying the Harley name. One of the Harley gear designers in the video is Creative Director Karen [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/video-harley-davidson-riding-gear-interview-with-the-designers/feed/ 3 Suzuki T500 Titan Café Racer – Cool Vintage Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/motorcycle-photos-cool-vintage-suzuki-t500-titan-cafe-racer/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/motorcycle-photos-cool-vintage-suzuki-t500-titan-cafe-racer/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:26:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7967 This vintage Suzuki T500 Titan café racer is among the coolest bikes of its kind I’ve seen. The owner, Boris Guynes, was a track salt racer who lives in California. The photos were taken by automotive photographer Teej. See the original model specs below the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/motorcycle-photos-cool-vintage-suzuki-t500-titan-cafe-racer/feed/ 0 Hot Biker Guy of the Week: Gerard Butler On His Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/gerard-butler-on-his-motorcycle-photos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/gerard-butler-on-his-motorcycle-photos/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:16:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7946 “Girls like eye candy too”—to quote one of our Facebook followers. These photos of actor Gerard Butler on his motorcycle were taken November 24—the actor was just getting on his motorcycle to go for a ride in Hollywood. Gerard Butler is famous for his role in the movie 300 and for his 500 calorie-a-day diet. I couldn’t figure [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/27/gerard-butler-on-his-motorcycle-photos/feed/ 5 Harley-Davidson’s First-Quarter Profit Jumped 44 Percent – with 26 Percent Jump in U.S. Sales http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/26/harley-davidsons-2012-first-quarter-profit-jumped-44-percent-with-26-percent-jump-in-u-s-sales/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/26/harley-davidsons-2012-first-quarter-profit-jumped-44-percent-with-26-percent-jump-in-u-s-sales/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:37:46 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7926 Harley-Davidson’s first-quarter profit jumped 44 percent with 26 percent increase in U.S. sales. According to Businessweek, the jump in profit and sales of Harley motorcycles is the result of improved economic conditions. I would add that the increase in sales and profit in the motorcycle industry are a good sign for the economy. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/26/harley-davidsons-2012-first-quarter-profit-jumped-44-percent-with-26-percent-jump-in-u-s-sales/feed/ 0 Video: New Cool Vance & Hines TV Commercial http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/26/video-new-cool-vance-hines-tv-commercial/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/26/video-new-cool-vance-hines-tv-commercial/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:31:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7903 In this new cool Vance & Hines TV Commercial for Throttlepak technology, you’ll see gorgeous professional motorcycle racer Shelina Moreda, a “real biker girl,” racing a male biker on a desert road—bike builder Scott Long. The riders are racing red Harley-Davidson dressers. Notice Shelina’s sexy arm tattoo, it looks great, but its not real. Her [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/26/video-new-cool-vance-hines-tv-commercial/feed/ 1 1928 Windhoff Four http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/25/rare-vintage-motorcycle-1928-windhoff-four/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/25/rare-vintage-motorcycle-1928-windhoff-four/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:40:15 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7867 This is a 1928 Windhoff Four 746cc, a valuable and rare vintage motorcycle made by German company Windhoff. The bike, up for an auction on 29 Apr 2012 at Bonhams Stafford, has a current estimated sale price of £100,000-£130,000 or $160,000-$210,000 USD. At its day, Windhoff Four was one of the most technologically advanced, innovative, and impressive four cylinder motorcycles, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/25/rare-vintage-motorcycle-1928-windhoff-four/feed/ 5 Video: Motorcycles from History Channel’s Modern Marvels Series http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/24/video-history-channel-modern-marvels-series-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/24/video-history-channel-modern-marvels-series-motorcycles/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:45:34 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7843 Did you know that “in 1999, Harley-Davidson surpassed Honda as he best-selling motorcycle in America.” If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you must watch Motorcycles (Modern Marvels: Season 5, Episode 28, Nov. 1999)—a History Channel documentary about the history, culture, and technology of motorcycles. Parts of the documentary features events from the year 2003 so it [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/24/video-history-channel-modern-marvels-series-motorcycles/feed/ 2 Video: Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher Talks About Brammo Empulse R and the Future of Electric Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/23/video-brammo-ceo-craig-bramscher-talks-about-brammo-empulse-and-electrical-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/23/video-brammo-ceo-craig-bramscher-talks-about-brammo-empulse-and-electrical-motorcycles/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:36:43 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7832 In this video, you will see Brammo Inc President and CEO Craig Bramscher talking about Brammo Empulse R and Brammo motorcycles in general. Bramscher says that Brammo will “keep pushing the envelope of where electric motorcycles will go.” He also believes that battery technology is “evolving faster than the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/23/video-brammo-ceo-craig-bramscher-talks-about-brammo-empulse-and-electrical-motorcycles/feed/ 0 Brammo Releases Specs for Brammo Empulse and Empulse R [w/video & photos] http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/23/brammo-releases-specs-for-brammo-empulse-and-empulse-r-electric-sportbikes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/23/brammo-releases-specs-for-brammo-empulse-and-empulse-r-electric-sportbikes/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:02:00 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7799 Two years ago Brammo Inc unveiled the prototype of the Brammo Empulse—a game-changing, powerful electric sportbike capable of sustaining 100 miles per hour and offering 100 miles on a single charge. In 2010, Brammo was able to attract a major partner—multi-billion dollar electronics manufacturer Flextronics. Millions of dollars in pre-orders [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/23/brammo-releases-specs-for-brammo-empulse-and-empulse-r-electric-sportbikes/feed/ 0 Biker Girl of the Week: Cafe Racer Girl and Red Apple http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/20/biker-girl-posing-on-a-cafe-racer-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/20/biker-girl-posing-on-a-cafe-racer-bike/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:00:11 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7793 In the original source, this photo was black and white but I thought the apple must be red so I colored it with Photoshop. Even though it’s a “little revealing,” the photo is a great celebration of what male bikers love best: bikes and girls. Via Related posts:
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    Audi Buys Ducati http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/18/volkswagens-audi-buys-motorcycle-manufacturer-audi/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/18/volkswagens-audi-buys-motorcycle-manufacturer-audi/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:30:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7756 German luxury-car manufacturer Audi, a division of Volkswagen, said it agreed to buy Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati.  Audi will pay the previous owner, Performance Motorcycles SpA,  about 860 million euros ($1.13 billion), including debt of around 155 million euros. Most industry analysts believe the purchase won’t offer much to Audi. “Ducati is good motorcycles, not a good [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/18/volkswagens-audi-buys-motorcycle-manufacturer-audi/feed/ 2 Motorcycle Art for Revheads – Sculpture of Mick Doohan’s Honda NSR500 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/18/motorcycle-art-sculpture-of-mick-doohan-honda-nsr500/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/18/motorcycle-art-sculpture-of-mick-doohan-honda-nsr500/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:52:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7733 Made of aluminium, plastic and paint, this sculpture is an exact replica of Mick Doohan‘s legendary Honda NSR500 with the so-called “Big Bang” engine, except that the bike looks like it’s being blown into pieces together with the rider as in the real Big Bang theory in physics. The sculpture demonstrates the love [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/18/motorcycle-art-sculpture-of-mick-doohan-honda-nsr500/feed/ 0 Hot Biker Girl of the Week http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/12/hot-biker-girl-on-a-cruiser-motorcycle-wearing-short-shorts/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/12/hot-biker-girl-on-a-cruiser-motorcycle-wearing-short-shorts/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:32:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7724 Via Return of the Café Racers. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/12/hot-biker-girl-on-a-cruiser-motorcycle-wearing-short-shorts/feed/ 2 Bell Helmets – 2012 Guide http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/11/guide-to-new-motorcycle-helmet-models-2012-bell-helmets/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/11/guide-to-new-motorcycle-helmet-models-2012-bell-helmets/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:23:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7617 Earlier this year, Bell Helmets revealed its 2012 lineup at the 2012 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis. Bell’s new motorcycle helmet models include the new Bell Revolver EVO, the Bell Pit Boss, and the Bell Mag-9. Other models are now available in new graphics—the Bell Star RSD Black Beauty Carbon, Bell Custom 500 helmets [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/11/guide-to-new-motorcycle-helmet-models-2012-bell-helmets/feed/ 1 The Missing Link Between a Schwinn and a Ducati – Cool Custom Motorized Bicycles from Derringer Cycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/09/derringer-cycles-custom-motorbikes-motorized-bicycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/09/derringer-cycles-custom-motorbikes-motorized-bicycle/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:42:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7562 “The missing Link between a Schwinn and a Ducati” reads the text on the storefront of Derringer Cycles Inc, another company that makes custom motorized bicycles that can be propelled entirely either by pedaling or twisting of the throttle. But these motorbikes are all custom-built and each bike is truly unique. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/09/derringer-cycles-custom-motorbikes-motorized-bicycle/feed/ 3 Hot Biker Girl Riding a Red Sport Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/06/hot-biker-girl-motorcycle-girl-on-a-red-sport-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/06/hot-biker-girl-motorcycle-girl-on-a-red-sport-bike/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:23:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7541 Any hot chick riding a sport bike must wear a helmet…plus pink short shorts, red high-heels, and fingerless leather gloves. The background of this photo looks like a European city, maybe Paris. Via Ego TV Online ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/06/hot-biker-girl-motorcycle-girl-on-a-red-sport-bike/feed/ 6 1973 Honda CB400F Cafe Racer – Custom-Built http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/06/custom-built-1973-honda-cb400f-cafe-racer-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/06/custom-built-1973-honda-cb400f-cafe-racer-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:51:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7478 This custom-built 1973 Honda CB400F café racer is being sold at auction on Ebay—about two days left to the end of auction. The current owner and seller says that he built the bike himself and finished it last year. He took the Honda to several local events, including Motorcycles on Meridian during [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/06/custom-built-1973-honda-cb400f-cafe-racer-motorcycle/feed/ 3 Bell Helmets – the Original Helmet Brand http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/05/the-original-motorcycle-helmet-brand-bell-helmets/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/05/the-original-motorcycle-helmet-brand-bell-helmets/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:40:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7428 Bell motorcycle helmets have always been among the best selling motorcycle brands. The brand is so popular among motorcyclists because Bell helmets offer great design and quality at reasonable prices—the medium to lower price range. From all helmet manufacturers, Bell helmets offer the biggest selection of colors and graphics in each model. Another [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/05/the-original-motorcycle-helmet-brand-bell-helmets/feed/ 1 New Biker Girl Calendars for 2013 from FastDates http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/02/new-2013-biker-girl-calendars-women-models-posing-with-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/04/02/new-2013-biker-girl-calendars-women-models-posing-with-motorcycles/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 23:17:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7394 Biker girls are a big part of motorcycle culture. I’m talking about sexy female models that represent motorcycle companies and show products in rallies, and pose with motorcycles in calendars and pin-ups. If you are a fan, you must love the photos from the new 2013 biker girl calendars of Related posts:
    1. Biker Girl Calendar – New 2012 Calendar with American V-Twin Custom Motorcycles and Biker Girls
    2. Biker Girl Photos without Custom Bikes – New Garage Girls Calendar 2012
    3. Top 10 Biker Girl Photos from Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest
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    Video: Phantom Bikes – Motorized Bicycles Presented by Jay Leno’s Garage http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/30/phantom-bikes-custom-motorized-bicycles-video-presentation-jay-leno-garage/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/30/phantom-bikes-custom-motorized-bicycles-video-presentation-jay-leno-garage/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:12:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7374 Phantom Bikes are motorized bicycles built by Phantom Bikes LLC in San Diego that I featured in the previous post. These bikes have small engines, can reach 35 mph and give you 140 mpg. Watch Jay Leno’s video presentation of the bikes. You’ll see the president and owner of the company John [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/30/phantom-bikes-custom-motorized-bicycles-video-presentation-jay-leno-garage/feed/ 0 Cool Motorized Bicycles Built by Phantom Bikes in San Diego http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/30/phantom-bikes-company-cool-bikes-motorized-bicycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/30/phantom-bikes-company-cool-bikes-motorized-bicycles/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:09:13 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7343 The bike on the photo above is called Phantom 1903—MSRP $1,950, wide aluminium rims, springer front end, and a 50cc engine. It was built by Phantom Bikes, a San Diego company that has been building cool motorized bicycles since 2009. The president and owner of the company John Allen King says that he and a friend [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/30/phantom-bikes-company-cool-bikes-motorized-bicycles/feed/ 0 Café Racer Girl from Your Dreams http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/29/blonde-on-bike-cafe-racer-motorcycle-girl/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/29/blonde-on-bike-cafe-racer-motorcycle-girl/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:22:12 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7330 This café racer girl will enter your dreams tonight. There’s a lot of magic in this photo, don’t you think? Via Return of the Café Racers. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/29/blonde-on-bike-cafe-racer-motorcycle-girl/feed/ 1 The Kettenkrad – World War II German Motorcycle Tank http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/28/kleines-kettenkraftrad-sdkfz-2-kettenkrad-tractor-motorcycle-tank/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/28/kleines-kettenkraftrad-sdkfz-2-kettenkrad-tractor-motorcycle-tank/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:30:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7287 This is the Kettenkrad, a motorcycle tank from World War II—a tracked vehicle that looks like a hybrid between a motorcycle and a tank. Its official name was Kleines Kettenkraftrad SdKfz 2, but it’s now better known under its abbreviation, Kettenkrad. In an article published in a U.S. military publication called Tactical and Technical [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/28/kleines-kettenkraftrad-sdkfz-2-kettenkrad-tractor-motorcycle-tank/feed/ 4 1939 Brough Superior 1150 – Jay Leno’s Garage http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/23/1939-brough-superior-1150-motorcycle-jay-lenos-garage/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/23/1939-brough-superior-1150-motorcycle-jay-lenos-garage/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:59:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7267 In this video, Jay Leno shows and rides his 1939 Brough Superior 1150. It was less known than the SS100 which was faster. The 1939 Brough Superior 1150, a flathead V-twin, was designed to pull a sidecar at 70 mph.  It was also used by police departments—probably police departments [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/23/1939-brough-superior-1150-motorcycle-jay-lenos-garage/feed/ 4 Harley-Davidson Wants to Stop the Unauthorized Use of the word “Harley” in Website Names http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/20/harley-davidson-wants-to-stop-the-unauthorized-use-of-the-word-harley/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/20/harley-davidson-wants-to-stop-the-unauthorized-use-of-the-word-harley/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:07:48 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7240 James Coulbourne, the owner of social network for Harley enthusiasts called HarleySpace.com, says that Harley-Davidson told him to stop using the world “Harley” in any way, even to cancel the registration of the domain HarleySpace.com. Cloubourne, who’s also a member of Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, disagrees with Harley-Davidson and he hired the club’s [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/20/harley-davidson-wants-to-stop-the-unauthorized-use-of-the-word-harley/feed/ 3 Daytona Bike Week 2012 – Bad for Vendors http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/19/daytona-bike-week-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/19/daytona-bike-week-2012/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:20:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7219 Daytona Bike Week 2012 is officially over. It was a very sunny event—one of the warmest Bike Weeks. The event was pushed back one week later than the usual first full week of March and was held March 9-18. The best places to visit were still Main Street, Beach Street, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/19/daytona-bike-week-2012/feed/ 0 Moto Guzzi California 850 T3 Tribute Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/15/moto-guzzi-california-t3-classic-motorcycle-tribute-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/15/moto-guzzi-california-t3-classic-motorcycle-tribute-video/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:02:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7174 Moto Guzzi California 850 T3 is a classic touring motorcycle from the 1970s, made in Italy by Moto Guzzi company. Sold and respected on both sides of the Atlantic, California 850 T3 was a very reliable bike capable of speeds up to 100 mph. Watch this great arty video created as a tribute [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/15/moto-guzzi-california-t3-classic-motorcycle-tribute-video/feed/ 1 Motorcycle Ownership and Spending in the United States – Latest Market Research http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/14/motorcycle-ownership-and-spending-in-the-united-states-market-research-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/14/motorcycle-ownership-and-spending-in-the-united-states-market-research-2012/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:14:07 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7140 In the United States, there are about 11 million motorcycles. The estimated number of Americans who ride [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/14/motorcycle-ownership-and-spending-in-the-united-states-market-research-2012/feed/ 2 Daytona Bike Week – Short Profile http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/14/daytona-bike-week-daytona-beach-florida-general-information-and-short-history/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/14/daytona-bike-week-daytona-beach-florida-general-information-and-short-history/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:19:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7114 Daytona Bike Week is the second largest motorcycle rally in the United States, held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida. For ten days each spring (around the first week of March), Daytona Beach becomes a mecca for bikers, especially Harley-Davidson riders. The events include concerts, street festivals, contests, parties, and motorcycle racing. Approximate attendance of the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/14/daytona-bike-week-daytona-beach-florida-general-information-and-short-history/feed/ 0 1960s German Commercial for BMW Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/12/1960s-german-commercial-for-bmw-luxury-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/12/1960s-german-commercial-for-bmw-luxury-motorcycles/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:08:09 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7109 Related posts:
    1. Keira Knightley Riding a 1973 Ducati SuperSport 750 in a Coco Chanel Perfume Commercial
    2. Most Expensive Motorcycle Sold at Auction
    3. The Most Expensive Motorcycle Helmet in the World
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    Video: Motorcycle-vs-Car Drift Battles on Ice, in Sweden http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/12/video-motorcycle-vs-car-drift-battles-on-ice-track-porsche-vs-yamaha/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/12/video-motorcycle-vs-car-drift-battles-on-ice-track-porsche-vs-yamaha/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:14:04 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7089 If you are a fan of Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle videos, check this new motorcycle-vs-car video produced by French motorcycle magazine Moto Journal. In the video, you’ll see a spectacular display of drifting skills on ice by riders and drivers. In the first race, a Yamaha R1 [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/12/video-motorcycle-vs-car-drift-battles-on-ice-track-porsche-vs-yamaha/feed/ 1 The New Moto Guzzi California 1400 – “California Dreamin” from Italy http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/09/the-new-piaggio-moto-guzzi-california-1400-italian-made-v-twin-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/09/the-new-piaggio-moto-guzzi-california-1400-italian-made-v-twin-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:42:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7076 This is the new Moto Guzzi California 1400, an Italian “California Dreamin” machine, 2013 model, that will go into production this year. California 1400 was presented at Piaggio’s annual dealer meeting in Monte Carlo. For those who don’t know, Piaggio is one of the biggest motorcycle and scooter manufacturers in the world that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/09/the-new-piaggio-moto-guzzi-california-1400-italian-made-v-twin-motorcycle/feed/ 2 The New Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/07/the-all-new-shoei-neotec-modular-helmets-flip-up-helmets/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/07/the-all-new-shoei-neotec-modular-helmets-flip-up-helmets/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:46:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7038 This year, Shoei released the new high-end Shoei Neotec modular helmet. According to Shoei, the Neotec will not replace the Shoei Multitec, which will still be available as a less expensive alternative to the Neotec. The Neotec helmet offers significant improvements over its predecessor the Multitec. It offers  a superior ventilation system that includes a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/07/the-all-new-shoei-neotec-modular-helmets-flip-up-helmets/feed/ 1 Outlaw Biker Jewelry – Fine Motorcycle Art http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/01/outlaw-motorcycle-jewelry-biker-jewelry-fine-motorcycle-art/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/01/outlaw-motorcycle-jewelry-biker-jewelry-fine-motorcycle-art/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:01:36 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=7005 Yesterday I posted a photo of a sterling silver ring on Leatherup.com Facebook Page and the post attracted a lot of comments. Sculptured into a human skull with Garnet gem stones instead of eyes and surrounded by gold-plated Gothic flames, the ring is part of a product line of biker jewelry offered by [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/03/01/outlaw-motorcycle-jewelry-biker-jewelry-fine-motorcycle-art/feed/ 2 Exporting to China: Harley-Davidson Promotional Video of York Facility http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/29/exporting-to-china-harley-davidson-promotional-video-of-york-facility-made-in-america/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/29/exporting-to-china-harley-davidson-promotional-video-of-york-facility-made-in-america/#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:52:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6991 Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations York, Pennsylvania is a facility that assembles and manufactures Harley motorcycles. The plant and the people working there are featured in a recent promotional video of Harley-Davidson (Watch the video below). It seems that the main purpose of the video is to show that Harley motorcycles are manufactured in America, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/29/exporting-to-china-harley-davidson-promotional-video-of-york-facility-made-in-america/feed/ 2 Jay Leno’s Brough Superior SS100 – Rare Vintage Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/28/jay-lenos-brough-superior-ss100-rare-vintage-motorcycle-quarter-million-dollars/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/28/jay-lenos-brough-superior-ss100-rare-vintage-motorcycle-quarter-million-dollars/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:54:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6950 About 30 years ago, talk-show host Jay Leno bought a 1939 Brough Superior SS100 for about $5,500, and his friends thought he was crazy. Now the same bike can go for a quarter million dollars at auction. Leno’s original SS100 is powered by a 990 cc overhead valve V-twin engine.  This [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/28/jay-lenos-brough-superior-ss100-rare-vintage-motorcycle-quarter-million-dollars/feed/ 0 Brough Superior – the “Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles” http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/28/brough-superior-the-rolls-royce-of-motorcycles-rare-high-end/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/28/brough-superior-the-rolls-royce-of-motorcycles-rare-high-end/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:34:47 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6952 The original Brough Superior motorcycles were manufactured in Nottingham, England between 1919 and 1940. These motorcycles carry the name of their designer George Brough, who was also a racer. Brough Superior motorcycles were high-end, high-performance, made by hand. It took the company, Brough Superior works, one week to make just one motorcycle. The bikes have always [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/28/brough-superior-the-rolls-royce-of-motorcycles-rare-high-end/feed/ 0 Dakar Rally 2012 Motorcycle Race Winner http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/24/dakar-rally-2012-motorcycle-category-winner/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/24/dakar-rally-2012-motorcycle-category-winner/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:17:05 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6928 This year’s Dakar Rally 2012 was again held in South America and ended January 14 at Lima, Peru. Racers from over 50 countries competed in 14 stages with over 400 vehicles—motorcycles, quads, cars and trucks. The winner in the motorcycle race category this year was French rally racer Cyril Despres from [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/24/dakar-rally-2012-motorcycle-category-winner/feed/ 0 Dakar Rally – a Short Profile http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/24/dakar-rally-events/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/24/dakar-rally-events/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:56:46 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6917   The Dakar Rally is an annual event of off-road endurance races organized by the French media group Amaury Sport Organisation. Since its beginning, most Dakar Rally events started from Paris, France and ended in Dakar, Senegal. But since 2009, the events have taken place in South America—Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Currently racers compete in [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/24/dakar-rally-events/feed/ 1 Design Sketches that Brought Ducati 1199 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/21/original-design-sketches-of-ducati-1199/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/21/original-design-sketches-of-ducati-1199/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:29:44 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6803 One afternoon in 2006, after he finished working on the design of Ducati 1098, Gianandrea Fabbro, motorcycle designer and senior designer for Ducati, made a pencil drawing of a bike that would one day become Ducati 1199 Panigale. “The first design was for fun! I knew there was no new bike happening but [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/21/original-design-sketches-of-ducati-1199/feed/ 2 Ducati 1199 Panigale – World’s Most Powerful Production Twin-Cylinder Engine http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/20/ducati-1199-panigale-superbike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/20/ducati-1199-panigale-superbike/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:18:03 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6764 Ducati 1199 Panigale, released November 2011, is a sport bike based on previous Ducati 1198 and named after the small manufacturing Italian town of Borgo Panigale. Its engine, the new Superquadro, is claimed to be the most powerful production twin-cylinder—generating 195 horsepower at 10,750 rpm and 98.1 lb-ft torque at 9000 rpm. With its [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/20/ducati-1199-panigale-superbike/feed/ 1 Customized BMW R45 Called “The Gonzo” http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/17/bmw-r45-customized-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/17/bmw-r45-customized-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:57:20 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6746 David Borras, a motorcycle builder from Spain and owner of El Solitario MC, has created an unusual bike called “The Gonzo” out of a BMW R45.  David refers to his creation as “a slashed together pile of junk” that he loves, and named it after Jim Henson’s puppet [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/17/bmw-r45-customized-motorcycle/feed/ 0 Ducati Motorcycle Brand Is Up for Sale: Price Tag Is $1.32 Billion http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/16/ducati-brand-for-sale-price-1-32-billion/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/16/ducati-brand-for-sale-price-1-32-billion/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:33:47 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6736 The Italian owner of Ducati is selling the motorcycle brand for 1 billion euros ($1.32 billion) according to a report from Financial Times on Monday. Investindustrial, the investment fund of Carlo and Andrea Bonomi, is hoping to sell the brand this year. In an interview, Andrea Bonomi, the chairman of Investindustrial, said that there [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/16/ducati-brand-for-sale-price-1-32-billion/feed/ 1 Balkan Motorcycle – the Bike I Could Never Ride http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/15/balkan-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/15/balkan-motorcycles/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:52:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6705 My Bulgarian grandfather had an, ahem, Bulgarian-made motorcycle Balkan that I wanted to ride so much since I was in preschool. I loved everything about his little bike—the smell of gasoline it emitted when parked and the veil of silver smoke it produced when my grandfather revved the engine to get it to [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/15/balkan-motorcycles/feed/ 6 Funny Sidecar Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/13/weird-and-funny-sidecar-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/13/weird-and-funny-sidecar-motorcycles/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:53:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6685 Call them weird, funny, strange, bizarre, or crazy. These sidecar motorcycles are fun to look at. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/13/weird-and-funny-sidecar-motorcycles/feed/ 0 Snaefell Laverda Sidecar http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/13/snaefell-laverda-sidecar-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/13/snaefell-laverda-sidecar-motorcycle/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:27:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6664 This sidecar motorcycle called Snaefell is based on a modified 1976 Laverda. It was built by French motorcyclist Francois Knorreck. He made several modifications to his Laverda to convert it into a sport bike that he liked. Around 1993, he came up with the idea of adding his own hand-crafted sidecar to the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/13/snaefell-laverda-sidecar-motorcycle/feed/ 2 Video: 2012 MV Agusta F3 Motorcycle on the Assembly Line http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/08/motorcycle-video-mv-agusta-f3-motorcycle-on-the-assembly-line/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/08/motorcycle-video-mv-agusta-f3-motorcycle-on-the-assembly-line/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:18:53 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6651 I found this video of 2012 MV Agusta F3 motorcycles being assembled in MV Agusta factory in Varese, Italy. The all-new 2012 MV Agusta F3 was one of the most anticipated sportbikes to debut at this year’s EICMA Milan Bike Show. This high-tech bike packs 126-horsepower, 675cc three-cylinder engines and features a customizable [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/08/motorcycle-video-mv-agusta-f3-motorcycle-on-the-assembly-line/feed/ 0 Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2 – a Viral Sequel Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/07/motorcycle-vs-car-drift-battle-2-hit-sequel-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/07/motorcycle-vs-car-drift-battle-2-hit-sequel-video/#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2012 23:16:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6634 Last month Icon released Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2—a sequel to a popular video on YouTube. The new video got millions of views in the first day of its release. In the sequel, Nick ‘Apex’ Brocha is back. He and his teammate, Ernie Vigil, ride Triumph Speed Triples modified for drifting by [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/07/motorcycle-vs-car-drift-battle-2-hit-sequel-video/feed/ 1 Stolen Rare Vintage Motorcycles Worth $1.5 million http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/07/stolen-rare-vintage-motorcycles-worth-1-5-million-bel-air-los-angeles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/07/stolen-rare-vintage-motorcycles-worth-1-5-million-bel-air-los-angeles/#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2012 20:38:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6616 Two rare vintage motorcycles worth $1.5 million were stolen Sunday night from a home in Bel Air, Los Angeles. After tying up the homeowner—a longtime collector of vintage cars and motorcycles, the robbers made off with a 1914 Cyclone motorcycle and a 1952 Honda racing motorcycle. The stolen Cyclone is one of the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/07/stolen-rare-vintage-motorcycles-worth-1-5-million-bel-air-los-angeles/feed/ 1 Cleveland CycleWerks Builds Cool and Affordable Motorcycles that Don’t Break the Bank http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/06/cleveland-cyclewerks-builds-cool-motorcycles-that-dont-break-the-bank/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/06/cleveland-cyclewerks-builds-cool-motorcycles-that-dont-break-the-bank/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:34:00 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6573 I read the story of Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW) in several motorcycle blogs and I think the story deserves more attention not only from motorcycle enthusiasts but from American politicians and society as a whole. Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW), based in Cleveland, Ohio, makes low-cost American-style motorcycles and sells them [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/06/cleveland-cyclewerks-builds-cool-motorcycles-that-dont-break-the-bank/feed/ 5 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/03/2012-harley-davidson-softail-slim-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/03/2012-harley-davidson-softail-slim-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:10:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6542 The new 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim—a stripped Softail Harley designed in the classic custom bobber style of the 1950s—is one of the two new 2012 models Harley released Wednesday. The Softail Slim, with its chopped trimmed fenders, a narrow rear end, and a large 103-cubic-inch V-twin, has been designed to target a younger [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/03/2012-harley-davidson-softail-slim-motorcycle/feed/ 1 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/02/harley-davidson-seventy-two-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/02/harley-davidson-seventy-two-motorcycle/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:17:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6523 Yesterday, at Cook’s Corner, in Orange County, Harley-Davidson introduced two new motorcycle models: the Seventy-Two and Softail Slim. This is our first look at the 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two model, which is a Harley Sportster inspired by 70’s choppers.  Harley describes it as “authentic ’70s chopper attitude meets modern power and premium [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/02/harley-davidson-seventy-two-motorcycle/feed/ 6 Zach Ness Custom Victory Judge – an American Café Racer http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/02/zach-ness-custom-victory-judge-an-american-cafe-racer/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/02/zach-ness-custom-victory-judge-an-american-cafe-racer/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:35:46 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6498 This January, Victory unveiled the 2013 Victory Judge muscle bike. But several hours after the ceremony, the company also showed the first Custom Victory Judge built by Zach Ness. The Judge is a production bike that will fill a demand for a made-in-America performance bike and Zach Ness’ [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/02/zach-ness-custom-victory-judge-an-american-cafe-racer/feed/ 3 Video: Custom Artwork on 21 Bell Helmets http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/01/video-custom-artwork-on-21-bell-helmets/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/01/video-custom-artwork-on-21-bell-helmets/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 22:46:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6482 Artists decorated 21 Bell helmets last year in an art show in Portland sponsored by Bell Helmets. All of the 21 helmets were Bell Custom 500 that were either painted, upholstered, or tattooed—see the upholstered Bell on the first image. Here’s a video showing how the artwork on some of the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/02/01/video-custom-artwork-on-21-bell-helmets/feed/ 1 Harley-Davidson Releases Two Additional 2012 Models http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/31/harley-davidson-releases-two-additional-2012-models/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/31/harley-davidson-releases-two-additional-2012-models/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:26:34 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6465 Today, a brochure leaked out in forums and blogs showing two Harley-Davidson models set for release on February 10.  The new Harley models  are the 1200cc Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two and the 1690cc Harley-Davidson Softail Slim. The Sportster Seventy-Two is inspired by 1970’s choppers, while the Softail Slim is a Bobber based on the Fat Boy platform [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/31/harley-davidson-releases-two-additional-2012-models/feed/ 4 Street Legal Tron Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/31/tron-motorcycle-street-legal/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/31/tron-motorcycle-street-legal/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:38:15 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6429 You don’t have to be a fan of the movie Tron to appreciate the street-legal motorcycles inspired by the computer-animated bike from the movie Tron: Legacy (2010). Meet the Tron Lightcycle movie replica, aka Xenon. It was created by Florida-based Parker Brothers Choppers and Evolve Motorcycles, an American [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/31/tron-motorcycle-street-legal/feed/ 1 Kickboxer Diesel and Kickboxer AWD Diesel Motorcycle Concepts http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/27/a-diesel-motorcycle-concept-and-an-all-wheel-drive-diesel-motorcycle-concept-ian-mcelroy/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/27/a-diesel-motorcycle-concept-and-an-all-wheel-drive-diesel-motorcycle-concept-ian-mcelroy/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:44:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6388 Custom bike builder Ian McElroy is known for creating the Kickboxer concept motorcycles. In 2009, motorcycle bloggers loved his first Kickboxer concept that was powered by a turbocharged Subaru WRX engine. Last year, McElroy was back with two new versions of the Kickboxer—the Kickboxer Diesel finished in matte black and bright orange and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/27/a-diesel-motorcycle-concept-and-an-all-wheel-drive-diesel-motorcycle-concept-ian-mcelroy/feed/ 3 Funny Motorcycle Videos http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/26/funny-motorcycle-videos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/26/funny-motorcycle-videos/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:31:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6383 Related posts:
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    David Beckham’s Garage Company Custom Bike – Great Unfinished Look http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/26/david-beckhams-garage-company-custom-bike-great-unfinished-look/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/26/david-beckhams-garage-company-custom-bike-great-unfinished-look/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:19:32 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6360 Garage Company, a custom motorcycle builder in California, has recently built this custom bike for famous soccer player David Beckham. The bike’s official name is David Beckham’s Super Vintage 93″ Knuckle. According to Yoshi Kosaka, the owner of Garage Company, Beckham wanted an old unfinished look and the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/26/david-beckhams-garage-company-custom-bike-great-unfinished-look/feed/ 3 Motorcycle Burnouts – Stunt Videos http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/25/motorcycle-burnouts-stunt-videos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/25/motorcycle-burnouts-stunt-videos/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:28:35 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6332 My favorite definition of a motorcycle burnout is “the best way to ruin your tires.” For those who never heard of this stunt, a motorcycle burnout is the practice of keeping a motorcycle still while spinning the rear tire on a surface until friction causes it to smoke. Some stunt riders even prefer [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/25/motorcycle-burnouts-stunt-videos/feed/ 2 Harley-Davidson Reports Sales Jump in the 4th Quarter of 2011 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/24/harley-davidson-reports-sales-jump-in-the-4th-quarter-of-2011/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/24/harley-davidson-reports-sales-jump-in-the-4th-quarter-of-2011/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6324 Harley-Davidson Inc. reported a profit of $54.6 million ($0.24 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to a loss of $42.1 million, or $0.18 per share from continuing operations a year ago. Keith Wandell, the company’s president and chief executive, said that the reason for the sales jump in the 4th [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/24/harley-davidson-reports-sales-jump-in-the-4th-quarter-of-2011/feed/ 1 Lit Motors C-1 – Motorcycle from the Future http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/24/lit-motors-c-1-motorcycle-from-the-future/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/24/lit-motors-c-1-motorcycle-from-the-future/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:43:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6285 The C-1 is a working prototype in development of a fully-enclosed electric motorcycle designed by Lit Motors, an automotive company based in the Bay Area of California. The most innovative feature of the C-1 is its patented self-balancing system that makes it almost as stable as a four-wheeled [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/24/lit-motors-c-1-motorcycle-from-the-future/feed/ 3 Ducati North America: 43 Percent Growth in 2011 http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/23/ducati-north-america-43-percent-growth-in-2011/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/23/ducati-north-america-43-percent-growth-in-2011/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:40:35 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6270 Ducati North America reported 43 percent growth in sales for 2011. The company also reached a record market share in all its territories: United States, Canada, and Mexico. For the first time, North America is the biggest market for Ducati motorcycles. Ducati claims that the growth was stimulated by two award-winning [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/23/ducati-north-america-43-percent-growth-in-2011/feed/ 0 Valuable Vintage Collection of 100 Ducati Motorcycles at Auction in Monaco http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/23/valuable-vintage-collection-of-100-ducati-motorcycles-at-auction-in-monaco/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/23/valuable-vintage-collection-of-100-ducati-motorcycles-at-auction-in-monaco/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:56:43 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6231 A single-owner collection of 100 valuable vintage Ducati motorcycles is auctioned without reserve prices at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, May 10-12. The current owner of the collection is Carlo Saltarelli, an ex-Ducati factory test rider, racer, and dealer. Saltarelli have collected Ducati bikes for the past 30 years. The collection offers many significant pieces, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/23/valuable-vintage-collection-of-100-ducati-motorcycles-at-auction-in-monaco/feed/ 1 Victory Unveils 2013 Victory Judge – an All New Muscle Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/20/victory-unveils-2013-victory-judge-an-all-new-muscle-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/20/victory-unveils-2013-victory-judge-an-all-new-muscle-bike/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:50:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6211 Today at the New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Victory unveiled the all new Victory Judge muscle bike—the latest addition to its cruiser line. The 2013 Victory Judge features an entirely new bodywork, with many blacked-out components, including the frame, exhaust, triple clamps, cases and cylinder heads. A surprising feature of this bike [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/20/victory-unveils-2013-victory-judge-an-all-new-muscle-bike/feed/ 2 Harley-Davidson Still in the List of Top 100 Brands http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/20/harley-davidson-still-in-the-list-of-top-100-brands/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/20/harley-davidson-still-in-the-list-of-top-100-brands/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:13:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6184 Few brands build such strong loyalty as that of Harley-Davidson owners. “You don’t see people tattooing Yamaha on their bodies,” says a motorcycle industry publisher. For that reason, a leading global branding consultancy called Interbrand, regularly includes Harley-Davidson in its list of top 100 global brands. On the list of top 100 brands [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/20/harley-davidson-still-in-the-list-of-top-100-brands/feed/ 1 Ural Motorcycles – Russian Off-Road Sidecars http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/18/ural-motorcycles-russian-off-road-sidecars/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/18/ural-motorcycles-russian-off-road-sidecars/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:48:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6147 Ural motorcycles are made by IMZ-Ural, a Russian maker of motorcycles located in the town of Irbit in the Province Sverdlovsk, Russia. Traditionally, IMZ-Ural made heavy-duty sidecar motorcycles, but recently the company developed solo motorcycles for the western markets. The first Ural motorcycle was built in 1941, after the Soviet Union acquired the [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/18/ural-motorcycles-russian-off-road-sidecars/feed/ 0 Weird or Innovative: Three-Wheeled Motorcycle Concept or Roller Skate Bike? http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/11/weird-or-innovative-three-wheeled-motorcycle-concept/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/11/weird-or-innovative-three-wheeled-motorcycle-concept/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:37:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6115 French architect and designer Julian Rondino is the creator of this unusual three-wheeled motorcycle concept called A3W, short for Axial Motiv Three-Wheeler. The obvious difference between the A3W and other conventional three-wheelers is that all the three 14-inch wheels of the concept  are arranged in-line. Here we offer you pictures and [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/11/weird-or-innovative-three-wheeled-motorcycle-concept/feed/ 4 Royal Enfield Reveals Continental GT Cafe Racer – First Original Enfield in 50 Years http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/10/royal-enfield-reveals-continental-gt-cafe-racer-first-original-enfield-in-50-years/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/10/royal-enfield-reveals-continental-gt-cafe-racer-first-original-enfield-in-50-years/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:00:40 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6099 Royal Enfield revealed a cafe-racer production concept called Continental GT at India Auto Expo 2012. This bike is the first original Royal Enfield motorcycle in 50 years—finally a break from the traditional post-war British model. The bike has new suspension, frame, wheels, headlights and everything else, except that [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/10/royal-enfield-reveals-continental-gt-cafe-racer-first-original-enfield-in-50-years/feed/ 1 Keira Knightley Riding a 1973 Ducati SuperSport 750 in a Coco Chanel Perfume Commercial http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/06/keira-knightley-riding-a-1973-ducati-supersport-750-in-a-coco-chanel-perfume-commercial/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/06/keira-knightley-riding-a-1973-ducati-supersport-750-in-a-coco-chanel-perfume-commercial/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:32:55 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6081 Last year, Chanel released the full version of a television commercial for a perfume that features Keira Knightley riding a classic beige 1973 Ducati SuperSport 750 in the streets of Paris, France. Keira’s motorcycle gear includes a matching beige Ruby helmet and motorcycle suit—a great Related posts:
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    Funny Movie Teaser of a Feature Film About Custom Bikes http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/03/funny-movie-teaser-of-a-feature-film-about-custom-bikes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/03/funny-movie-teaser-of-a-feature-film-about-custom-bikes/#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:52:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6062 Wild Honey Productions and Dice Magazine, provide little information besides that the film will feature bike builders Caleb Owens, Jason Webber, Kim Boyle, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2012/01/03/funny-movie-teaser-of-a-feature-film-about-custom-bikes/feed/ 0 What Is a Cafe Racer? http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/22/what-is-a-cafe-racer/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/22/what-is-a-cafe-racer/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:40:47 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6034 A café racer is a type of motorcycle that developed from a 1950’s British biker subculture called the Rockers. Young and rebellious, the Rockers listened to Rock and Roll music and wanted a unique and fast bike that would take them from one transport café to another. (Transport café is the British word for [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/22/what-is-a-cafe-racer/feed/ 2 The Wall of Death – A Documentary Film about a Family of British Daredevil Riders http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/14/the-wall-of-death-a-documentary-film-about-a-family-of-british-daredevil-riders/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/14/the-wall-of-death-a-documentary-film-about-a-family-of-british-daredevil-riders/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:00:27 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=6027 helmets or any gear) on their own wall of death. Campbell [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/14/the-wall-of-death-a-documentary-film-about-a-family-of-british-daredevil-riders/feed/ 3 Brass Patina Chopper by Darwin Motorcycles http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/14/brass-patina-chopper-by-darwin-motorcycles/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/14/brass-patina-chopper-by-darwin-motorcycles/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:32:55 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5998 Build by Darwin Motorcycles, this Brass Balls chopper’s sheet metal and wheel inserts were brass-plated and aged with patina process. The result was a real authentic look. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/14/brass-patina-chopper-by-darwin-motorcycles/feed/ 0 New Chrome Trim for Harley-Davidson Boom Audio Speakers http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/13/new-chrome-trim-for-harley-davidson-boom-audio-speakers/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/13/new-chrome-trim-for-harley-davidson-boom-audio-speakers/#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:59:59 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5980 This easy-to-install chrome trim for Harley Boom! Audio Speakers was introduced this year and is a genuine  Harley accessory, available at Harley dealers. The trim is consists of rings that outline the speakers. It’s sold in pairs – front and back pair, each $39.95.  The chrome trim fits 2006 and later models of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/13/new-chrome-trim-for-harley-davidson-boom-audio-speakers/feed/ 1 Movie Replica Motorcycle Suits and Motorcycle Jackets http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/09/movie-replica-motorcycle-suits-and-motorcycle-jackets/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/09/movie-replica-motorcycle-suits-and-motorcycle-jackets/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2011 17:48:05 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5940 UDReplicas offers movie-replica motorcycle suits and motorcycle jackets. The suits and jackets are officially licensed by the movie studios. UDReplicas’ parent company is Universal Designs Ltd., and the designer of the movie replicas is David Pea, a fashion designer and leather craftsman. The product line of UDReplicas includes accurate replica motorcycle [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/12/09/movie-replica-motorcycle-suits-and-motorcycle-jackets/feed/ 1 Custom 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 at Auction on Ebay http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/29/custom-1983-honda-goldwing-1100/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/29/custom-1983-honda-goldwing-1100/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:48:03 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5900 This 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 was customized by an unknown builder. Apparently the builder’s creation was inspired by the 1930 Art Deco Henderson. The Goldwing is being sold at auction on Ebay by a friend of the builder’s—the current bid is $4K and the reserve price is not met. Blogger Paul Crowe of Related posts:
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    Shelved Harley-Davidson Trike Prototypes http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/25/shelved-harley-davidson-trike-prototypes/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/25/shelved-harley-davidson-trike-prototypes/#comments Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:18:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5871 Several years ago, drawings of a trike on a patent application by Harley-Davidson appeared on the Internet. The drawings depicted a leaning trike – a vehicle with a suspension system that allows leaning while cornering, just like motorcycles do. Recently, it turned out that Harley even made several prototypes of the mysterious leaning [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/25/shelved-harley-davidson-trike-prototypes/feed/ 12 Golf Bag for Your Harley – Milwaukee Golf Caddy http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/25/golf-bag-for-your-harley-milwaukee-golf-caddy/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/25/golf-bag-for-your-harley-milwaukee-golf-caddy/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2011 22:11:49 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5849 If you ever wanted to ride your Harley-Davidson to the golf course, get the Milwaukee Golf Caddy – a golf bag designed to carry your golf clubs on your Harley. The Milwaukee Golf Caddy can be installed in less than a minute without any tools, weighs less than a stock saddlebag, and is [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/25/golf-bag-for-your-harley-milwaukee-golf-caddy/feed/ 1 First Woman to Ride an American V-Twin at Over 200 mph http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/14/first-woman-to-ride-an-american-v-twin-at-over-200-mph/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/14/first-woman-to-ride-an-american-v-twin-at-over-200-mph/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2011 00:10:08 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5817 This fall, Jody Perewitz became the first woman to ride an American V-Twin motorcycle at over 200 mph. She broke the record at the 8th edition of the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trial that takes place every year on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. She rode a 100-cubic-inch Twin-Cam V-Twin custom motorcycle built around a Daytec chassis [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/14/first-woman-to-ride-an-american-v-twin-at-over-200-mph/feed/ 297 Lawsuit Against Nevada Over Helmet Law Enforcement http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/08/lawsuit-against-nevada-over-helmet-law-enforcement/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/08/lawsuit-against-nevada-over-helmet-law-enforcement/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:32:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5797 Twelve motorcycle riders filed a class action lawsuit over mandatory helmet law against Nevada Clark County and five cities within it—Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite and Boulder City. The bikers are suing the county and the cities for violating the Fourth and the 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Nevada’s current [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/08/lawsuit-against-nevada-over-helmet-law-enforcement/feed/ 0 Most Expensive Motorcycle Sold at Auction http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/03/most-expensive-motorcycle-sold-at-auction/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/03/most-expensive-motorcycle-sold-at-auction/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:17:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5765 A 1929 Brough Superior SS100 (“Rolls Royce of motorcycles”) is the most expensive motorcycle sold at auction and the most expensive vintage motorcycle. The World Record was set in October 2010, when European auctioneer H&H sold a 1929 Brough Superior SS100 at England’s Haynes International Motor Museum for £286,000 (about $456,799). The vintage bike was [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/03/most-expensive-motorcycle-sold-at-auction/feed/ 1 Biker Billionaire Pours Patron Tequila Into the Gas Tank of His Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/02/biker-billionaire-pours-patron-tequila-into-the-gas-tank-of-his-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/02/biker-billionaire-pours-patron-tequila-into-the-gas-tank-of-his-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:16:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5755 In a recent ABC 20/20 show, Barbara Walters interviewed John Paul Dejoria – a homeless turned billionaire and founder of the premium Patron Tequila.  Dejoria is also a motorcycle enthusiast and in the show you can see him pouring Patron Tequila into the gas tank of his motorcycle. He says he uses [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/11/02/biker-billionaire-pours-patron-tequila-into-the-gas-tank-of-his-motorcycle/feed/ 2 Tricycle Toy for Adults Has a Harley Engine and Costs $75,000 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/31/tricycle-toy-for-adults-has-a-harley-engine-and-costs-75000/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/31/tricycle-toy-for-adults-has-a-harley-engine-and-costs-75000/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:16:44 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5740 Here’s another way to waste $75,000: Buy the Lean Mean Green Machine, a nine foot long green tricycle with an oversized 45″ diameter front wheel. It’s powered by an air-cooled, 80″ cu. Harley-Davidson engine V-Twin Evo  that provides 60 horsepower for speeds up to 50 mph. It was inspired by the classic Green Machine kid’s tricycle [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/31/tricycle-toy-for-adults-has-a-harley-engine-and-costs-75000/feed/ 4 Harley-Davidson Recalls 308,000 Motorcycles: Brake Light Switch Problem http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/24/harley-davidson-recalls-308000-motorcycles-brake-light-switch-problem/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/24/harley-davidson-recalls-308000-motorcycles-brake-light-switch-problem/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:58:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5715 Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles, 251,000 of which in the United States. The reason for the recall is a defective switch that can cause brake lights failure and even rear brakes failure. In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company explains that failure of the switches comes [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/24/harley-davidson-recalls-308000-motorcycles-brake-light-switch-problem/feed/ 8 2012 BMW S1000RR Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/20/2012-bmw-s1000rr-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/20/2012-bmw-s1000rr-motorcycle/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:58:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5686 The original BMW S1000RR sport bike was manufactured to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship, and later became a successful commercial product. BMW Motorrad, the manufacturer, has just presented the revised 2012 model of this bike—the 2012 BMW S1000RR. The bike looks quite the same as the 2009 model. Except for the reconfigured [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/20/2012-bmw-s1000rr-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Best Harley-Davidson Exhausts http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/19/best-harley-davidson-exhausts/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/19/best-harley-davidson-exhausts/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 22:18:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5599 Is it time to replace the exhaust system of your Harley? If yes, you might want to check the following suggestions for best aftermarket Harley-Davidson exhausts—all suggestions were made by followers of Leatherup.com Facebook Page. These three exhaust systems for Harley were suggested by an equal amount of followers, but [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/19/best-harley-davidson-exhausts/feed/ 4 Oldest Motorcycle Manufacturer Reaches New Record Sales in 2011 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/14/oldest-motorcycle-manufacturer-in-production-reaches-new-record-sales-in-2011/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/14/oldest-motorcycle-manufacturer-in-production-reaches-new-record-sales-in-2011/#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:23:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5544 The oldest motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield Motors, the maker of the iconic Bullet motorcycles, reached new record sales in 2011. Royal Enfield sold more than 42,000 motorcycles worldwide in the first two quarters of 2011—an increase of over 40% from last year. In the third quarter, Enfield already surpassed its sales totals of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/14/oldest-motorcycle-manufacturer-in-production-reaches-new-record-sales-in-2011/feed/ 1 Apple Founder Steve Jobs Riding a 1966 R60/2 BMW Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/06/apple-founder-steve-jobs-riding-a-1966-r602-bmw-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/06/apple-founder-steve-jobs-riding-a-1966-r602-bmw-motorcycle/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 23:16:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5525 The photo above shows Apple founder Steve Jobs riding a 1966 R60/2 BMW motorcycle sans helmet, with the wind flowing freely through his hair.. The photo was taken for National Geographic Magazine in 1982, two years before the first  Apple Inc. Macintosh was introduced. BMW R60 and R60/2 are 600 cc motorcycles [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/06/apple-founder-steve-jobs-riding-a-1966-r602-bmw-motorcycle/feed/ 1 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback Review – Videos and Photos http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/03/2012-harley-davidson-dyna-switchback-review-with-videos-and-photos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/03/2012-harley-davidson-dyna-switchback-review-with-videos-and-photos/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:13:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5486 This summer we showed you the 2012 Harley-Davidson lineup that included the 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback—“two bikes in one with no compromises.” Let’s have a closer look into this Harley convertible. The new Dyna Switchback has detachable hard saddlebags and a detachable windshield. With the saddlebags and windshield [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/10/03/2012-harley-davidson-dyna-switchback-review-with-videos-and-photos/feed/ 1 Biker Girl Photos without Custom Bikes – New Garage Girls Calendar 2012 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/30/biker-girl-photos-without-custom-bikes-new-garage-girls-calendar-2012/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/30/biker-girl-photos-without-custom-bikes-new-garage-girls-calendar-2012/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:17:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5472 These are garage girls on the front cover of the new Garage Girls 2012 PinUp Model Calendar, “the perfect calendar for any motorsports enthusiast who appreciates fine bodywork and a hot running engine.” The description of this product says that it features motorcycle girls, “but without [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/30/biker-girl-photos-without-custom-bikes-new-garage-girls-calendar-2012/feed/ 1 Biker Girl Calendar – New 2012 Calendar with American V-Twin Custom Motorcycles and Biker Girls http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/30/biker-girl-calendar-new-2012-calendar-with-american-v-twin-custom-motorcycles-and-biker-girls/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/30/biker-girl-calendar-new-2012-calendar-with-american-v-twin-custom-motorcycles-and-biker-girls/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:00:57 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5442 Biker Girls—what’s the motorcycle industry without them? Yes, I know these are beautiful models and not women that actually ride, but there’s something irresistible about photos of bikes and beautiful women. The New Iron & Lace 2012 Custom Motorcycle and Centerfold Model Calendar [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/30/biker-girl-calendar-new-2012-calendar-with-american-v-twin-custom-motorcycles-and-biker-girls/feed/ 2 New 2-into-1 Samson Exhaust System Powerflow III for Harley-Davidson – 20% Horsepower Increase http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/29/new-2-into-1-samson-exhaust-system-powerflow-3-for-harley-davidson-20-percent-horsepower-increase/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/29/new-2-into-1-samson-exhaust-system-powerflow-3-for-harley-davidson-20-percent-horsepower-increase/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:21:28 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5425 Samson Motorcycle Products Inc  have recently introduced their new 2-into-1 Samson Exhaust Powerflow III system, featured on the photo above. The company claims that this 2-into-1 motorcycle exhaust system is the most powerful ever made. The Powerflow III generates its power through a series of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/29/new-2-into-1-samson-exhaust-system-powerflow-3-for-harley-davidson-20-percent-horsepower-increase/feed/ 1 Indian Motorcycle and a Monkey – Funny Photo http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/29/indian-motorcycle-and-a-monkey-funny-photo/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/29/indian-motorcycle-and-a-monkey-funny-photo/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:19:04 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5421 ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/29/indian-motorcycle-and-a-monkey-funny-photo/feed/ 1 New Guinness Record for Longest Motorcycle Ride through a Tunnel of Fire http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/28/new-guinness-record-for-longest-motorcycle-ride-through-a-tunnel-of-fire/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/28/new-guinness-record-for-longest-motorcycle-ride-through-a-tunnel-of-fire/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:18:44 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5401 South Africans Enrico Schoeman and André de Kock have set a new Guinness World Record for Longest Motorcycle Ride Through a Tunnel of Fire. The new Guiness World record was set September 23, 2011 at the Waterberg Game festival in Vaalwater, New Zealand. Enrico Schoeman, a professional photographer, and André de Kock, a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/28/new-guinness-record-for-longest-motorcycle-ride-through-a-tunnel-of-fire/feed/ 2 Funny Video of Movie Theater Full of Bad Bikers http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/26/funny-video-of-movie-theater-full-of-bad-bikers/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/26/funny-video-of-movie-theater-full-of-bad-bikers/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:15:37 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5388 Related posts:
    1. Funny Video: Biker Santa Claus and Biker Reindeer
    2. Outlaw Helmets in the News with Celebrities – Animation
    3. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 Video
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    Best Custom Bikes in Production Manufacturer Class and Performance Custom Class at 2011 AMD Championship http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/19/best-custom-bikes-in-production-manufacturer-class-and-performance-custom-class-at-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/19/best-custom-bikes-in-production-manufacturer-class-and-performance-custom-class-at-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:14:04 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5337 Freestyle class and Modified Harley-Davidson class in our previous posts. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/19/best-custom-bikes-in-production-manufacturer-class-and-performance-custom-class-at-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/feed/ 1 Best Modified Harley-Davidson Motorcycles in 2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/15/best-modified-harley-davidson-motorcycles-in-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/15/best-modified-harley-davidson-motorcycles-in-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:53:26 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5294 10 best custom bikes in the Freestyle Class. Also check the Related posts:
    1. 10 Best Motorcycles at 2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Freestyle Class
    2. Best Custom Motorcycles at 2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show – Photos of Winning Bikes with Biker Girls (Part 1)
    3. Best Custom Motorcycles at 2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show – Photos of Winning Bikes with Biker Girls (Part 2)
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    10 Best Motorcycles at 2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Freestyle Class http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/14/10-best-motorcycles-at-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building-freestyle-class/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/14/10-best-motorcycles-at-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building-freestyle-class/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:58:22 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5244 best modified Harley-Davidson motorcycles [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/14/10-best-motorcycles-at-2011-world-championship-of-custom-bike-building-freestyle-class/feed/ 2 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 Video http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/09/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-video/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/09/09/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-video/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:21:50 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5218 Related posts:
    1. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 in Photos, Part 1
    2. The 70th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Almost Doubles South Dakota’s Population Again
    3. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 in Photos, Part 3
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    Biker Girl Photos from Sturgis 2011 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/29/biker-girl-photos-from-sturgis-2011/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/29/biker-girl-photos-from-sturgis-2011/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:44:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=5099 At the 2011 Sturgis rally, we took a lot of biker girl photos. These are our favorite. Also check Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 Video, Part 1 of 2011 Sturgis Photos, Part 2 [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/29/biker-girl-photos-from-sturgis-2011/feed/ 1 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 in Photos, Part 3 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/26/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-3/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/26/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-3/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:55:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4886 This is Part 3 of our series of posts Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 in Photos. Check Part 1 of 2011 Sturgis Photos, Part 2 of 2011 Sturgis Photos, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/26/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-3/feed/ 1 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 in Photos, Part 2 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/26/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/26/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-2/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:32:17 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4748 This is Part 2 of our series of posts Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 in Photos. These photos were taken by Leatherup.com staff during the rally. For more, check Part 1 of 2011 Sturgis Photos, Part 3 of 2011 Sturgis [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/26/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-2/feed/ 0 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2011 in Photos, Part 1 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/25/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-1/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/25/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2011-in-photos-part-1/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:06:31 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4554 Related posts:
    1. Leatherup.com at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010
    2. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010 in Photos: August 4-8, Days Before the Official Opening
    3. The 70th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Almost Doubles South Dakota’s Population Again
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    Worst Harley-Davidson Exhausts Ad http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/24/worst-harley-davidson-exhausts-ad/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/24/worst-harley-davidson-exhausts-ad/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:06:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4545 Harley-Davidson exhausts ad. Don’t accuse me of reverse psychology—I gave up trying to make the best motorcycle ads because I’m no good at that. Enjoy! ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/24/worst-harley-davidson-exhausts-ad/feed/ 1 2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles – Part 2 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/16/2012-harley-davidson-motorcycles-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/16/2012-harley-davidson-motorcycles-part-2/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:39:41 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4454 Harley-Davidson announced the lineup of its 2012 models. In the previous post I showed you the first half of 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Here are the remaining 16 Harleys of the 2012 lineup: 2012 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic The 2012 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/16/2012-harley-davidson-motorcycles-part-2/feed/ 5 Harley-Davidson 2012 Models: 32 Models On 6 Platforms – Part 1 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/12/harley-davidson-2012-models-32-models-on-6-platforms-part-1/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/12/harley-davidson-2012-models-32-models-on-6-platforms-part-1/#comments Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:39:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4321 Last month Harley-Davidson announced the lineup of its 2012 models. Harley will make 36 models on 6 familiar platforms: Sportster, Dyna, Softail,Touring, Trike and V-Rod.  Harley will offer two new models: the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition with chromed-out powertrain, tapered tail section, and inverted forks, and the Switchback-–a convertible custom-touring motorcycle with quick-release windscreen and removable hard [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/12/harley-davidson-2012-models-32-models-on-6-platforms-part-1/feed/ 5 Worst Motorcycle Windshields Ad http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/04/worst-motorcycle-windshields-ad/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/04/worst-motorcycle-windshields-ad/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 21:03:24 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4313 motorcycle windshields, and it always turned out bad. I gave up and tried to make the opposite: the worst motorcycle windshields ad. Here’s the result [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/04/worst-motorcycle-windshields-ad/feed/ 0 Top 10 Biker Girl Photos from Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/02/top-10-biker-girl-photos-from-leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/02/top-10-biker-girl-photos-from-leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest/#comments Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:29:15 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4242 polished parts highlighted by beautiful women. #1: Grand Prize Winner of Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest Summer 2011 Michelle Hill’s photo of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/08/02/top-10-biker-girl-photos-from-leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest/feed/ 6 Harley-Davidson – 37% Rise in Profits in the Second Quarter of 2011 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/29/harley-davidson-37-rise-in-profits-in-the-second-quarter-of-2011/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/29/harley-davidson-37-rise-in-profits-in-the-second-quarter-of-2011/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:27:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4229 Harley-Davidson registered a 37 % rise in profits in the second quarter of 2011. Increase in shipment volumes was the main reason for the company shares to reach 81 cents per share, compared to 59 cents per share in 2010. Revenue from motorcycles and related products like helmets, riding jackets, and other biker gear, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/29/harley-davidson-37-rise-in-profits-in-the-second-quarter-of-2011/feed/ 0 Ducati Scene in Wall Street 2 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/29/ducati-scene-in-wall-street-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/29/ducati-scene-in-wall-street-2/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:50:45 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4189 Arai helmet with Ducati graphics, a Ducati motorcycle leather jacket, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/29/ducati-scene-in-wall-street-2/feed/ 2 Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest Summer 2011 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/14/leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-summer-2011/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/14/leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-summer-2011/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:26:23 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4087 Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest, Summer 2011 starts July 14, 2011 and ends August 1, 2011. Winners will be announced Wednesday August 3, 2011. Biker Girl Photo Contest, Summer 2011—Prizes Grand Prize Winner (Chosen by votes): $100 Gift Certificate [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/14/leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-summer-2011/feed/ 0 Insane Motorcyclist rides at Moscow rush hour http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/14/insane-motorcyclist-rides-at-moscow-rush-hour/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/14/insane-motorcyclist-rides-at-moscow-rush-hour/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 17:20:25 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4076 I found this YouTube video with more than 8 million views of an insane motorcyclist riding at Moscow rush hour. Is this real? If it is, this guy is very skillful, absolutely crazy, and very very lucky. At least he’s wearing a helmet though? Ride insanely? Make sure you have the right [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/14/insane-motorcyclist-rides-at-moscow-rush-hour/feed/ 0 Helmetless motorcyclist dies from head injury when protesting helmet laws http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/05/helmetless-motorcyclist-dies-protesting-helmet-laws/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/05/helmetless-motorcyclist-dies-protesting-helmet-laws/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:59:28 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=4033 A motorcyclist was killed in an accident during a protest ride against helmet laws, after he flipped over the handlebars and hit his head on the ground. Philip A. Contos, 55, from Parish, NY, wasn’t wearing a motorcycle helmet. During the accident that happened Saturday afternoon, Contos was riding with about 500 [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/07/05/helmetless-motorcyclist-dies-protesting-helmet-laws/feed/ 2 Solvang, CA: Motorcycle Tours & Motorcycle Roads http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/28/solvang-ca-motorcycle-tours-and-motorcycle-roads/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/28/solvang-ca-motorcycle-tours-and-motorcycle-roads/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:08:06 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3936 Planning your next motorcycle tour in California? Many motorcyclists tour the area of Solvang, California. Known as the Danish capital of the United States, Solvang is a thirty-minute ride from Santa Barbara, a couple of hours from Los Angeles, and five hours from San Francisco (See Solvang Area Directions below). Solvang, a popular [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/28/solvang-ca-motorcycle-tours-and-motorcycle-roads/feed/ 0 Great Short Motorcycle Video about a Japanese Custom Bike Builder http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/21/great-short-motorcycle-video-about-a-japanese-custom-bike-builder/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/21/great-short-motorcycle-video-about-a-japanese-custom-bike-builder/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:29:45 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3905 motorcycles. Kimura melds these beautiful parts together in his workshop, Chabott Engineering, in [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/21/great-short-motorcycle-video-about-a-japanese-custom-bike-builder/feed/ 1 Worst Potholes in America http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/21/worst-potholes-in-america/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/21/worst-potholes-in-america/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:35:10 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3883 The worst potholes in America are in the state of Louisiana and in the city of Detroit, MI. Here are the questions we asked our followers on Facebook: What city, county, or state has the worst potholes? Which is the worst pothole? Nine out of 92 of our followers, most of them motorcyclists, [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/21/worst-potholes-in-america/feed/ 9 Vance and Hines – Best Motorcycle Exhausts Chosen by Leatherup.com Fans http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/15/vance-and-hines-best-motorcycle-exhausts-chosen-by-leatherup-com-fans/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/15/vance-and-hines-best-motorcycle-exhausts-chosen-by-leatherup-com-fans/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:58:30 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3777 Vance and Hines (Vance & Hines) are the best motorcycle exhausts, according to Leatherup.com Facebook followers. Not long ago we posted the following questions on our Facebook Page: Which are the best motorcycle exhausts? What Brand? What Model? Our Facebook followers were virtually unanimous in choosing Vance and Hines exhausts as the best. Related posts:
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    Tank Bike http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/13/tank-bike/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/13/tank-bike/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:15:39 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3759 motorcycle) is among the world’s biggest motorcycles. It was built in 2007 by a group of German biker blacksmiths from Harzer Bike Schmiede (the Harzer Bike Blacksmith Shop). The Tank Bike is made of 90 percent military scrap. At its heart is a 1,000-horsepower engine of [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/13/tank-bike/feed/ 0 World’s Biggest Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/10/worlds-biggest-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/10/worlds-biggest-motorcycle/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 23:11:18 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3709 motorcycle? Ideally, the easiest way to find out would be to consult the Guinness World Records book.  According to them, not the biggest but the Tallest Rideable Motorcycle called Dream Big was built by Gregory Dunham in California in 2005. In the video below, Dunham holds the Guinness World [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/10/worlds-biggest-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Gas Station on the Sidewalk http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/09/gas-station-on-the-sidewalk/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/09/gas-station-on-the-sidewalk/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:30:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3681 motorcycle. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/09/gas-station-on-the-sidewalk/feed/ 0 Motorcycles and Motorcyclists in Paris, France, Part 2 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/09/motorcycles-and-motorcyclists-in-paris-france-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/09/motorcycles-and-motorcyclists-in-paris-france-part-2/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 19:23:53 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3404 Leatherup.com has recently visited Paris, France. This is Part 2 of our photo and video presentation of Paris as a city of motorcycles and motorcyclists. Check Part 1 to read about our impressions of Parisian motorcycle culture. [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/09/motorcycles-and-motorcyclists-in-paris-france-part-2/feed/ 0 Biker Girl Songs (Biker Chick Songs) http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/08/biker-girl-songs-biker-chick-songs/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/08/biker-girl-songs-biker-chick-songs/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:16:56 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3526 Karla from Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands, a reader of our blog, asked us if we knew any good biker girl songs. She said, “Got a group of gals together to be in the St. john, usvi parade and even though we don’t have bikes we are marching to a theme of ‘biker [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/08/biker-girl-songs-biker-chick-songs/feed/ 2 Motorcycles and Motorcyclists in Paris, France, Part 1 http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/02/motorcycles-and-motorcyclists-in-paris-france-part-1/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/02/motorcycles-and-motorcyclists-in-paris-france-part-1/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:03:54 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3327 Leatherup.com has recently visited Paris, France. There are so many things to do, see, and eat in Paris—it’s after all one of the most visited cities in the world. In this blog post we’ll share our impressions of Paris as a city of motorcycles and motorcyclists. In Part [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/06/02/motorcycles-and-motorcyclists-in-paris-france-part-1/feed/ 0 Best Custom Motorcycles at 2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show – Photos of Winning Bikes with Biker Girls (Part 2) http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/04/11/best-custom-motorcycles-at-2011-custom-chrome-europe-dealer-show-%e2%80%93-photos-of-winning-bikes-with-biker-girls-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/04/11/best-custom-motorcycles-at-2011-custom-chrome-europe-dealer-show-%e2%80%93-photos-of-winning-bikes-with-biker-girls-part-2/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:38:29 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3211 2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show that took place last month in Mainz, Germany. See the photos of the rest of the winners below in RevTech Performance and Jammer Old [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/04/11/best-custom-motorcycles-at-2011-custom-chrome-europe-dealer-show-%e2%80%93-photos-of-winning-bikes-with-biker-girls-part-2/feed/ 1 Best Custom Motorcycles at 2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show – Photos of Winning Bikes with Biker Girls (Part 1) http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/04/07/best-custom-motorcycles-at-2011-custom-chrome-europe-dealer-show-photos-of-winning-bikes-with-biker-girls/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/04/07/best-custom-motorcycles-at-2011-custom-chrome-europe-dealer-show-photos-of-winning-bikes-with-biker-girls/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 21:18:50 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3131 Last month in Mainz, Germany, Custom Chrome Europe held the 13th edition of its International Bike Show Series—2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show. More than 100 European custom builders created some amazing pieces with tricked-out bike parts, and competed for a total prize of € 50,000 in 4 classes—Championship, Modified Harley, RevTech [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/04/07/best-custom-motorcycles-at-2011-custom-chrome-europe-dealer-show-photos-of-winning-bikes-with-biker-girls/feed/ 1 The 15 Best Motorcycling Roads in America Selected by AMA http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/03/22/the-15-best-motorcycling-roads-in-america-selected-by-ama/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/03/22/the-15-best-motorcycling-roads-in-america-selected-by-ama/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:21:33 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=3000 Related posts:
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    2. Riding a Motorcycle on the Fastest Freeway in the World
    3. California Road Sign Features the Last Word of the Alphabet; Curse Word Is On an Official Austrian Road Sign
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    Gas Prices Around the World and Riding a Motorcycle http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/03/14/gas-prices-around-the-world-and-riding-a-motorcycle/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/03/14/gas-prices-around-the-world-and-riding-a-motorcycle/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:06:38 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2965 Even with record-high gas prices, riding a motorcycle in America is a low-cost transportation. Don’t expect American bikers to consider electric motorcycles as alternative in the near future. If you think you pay a lot for gas, compare gas prices around the world. Basics of Gas Prices and Uncle [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/03/14/gas-prices-around-the-world-and-riding-a-motorcycle/feed/ 1 Outlaw Helmets in the News with Celebrities – Animation http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/01/27/outlaw-half-helmets-in-the-news-with-celebrities-animation/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/01/27/outlaw-half-helmets-in-the-news-with-celebrities-animation/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:37:42 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2943 Outlaw helmets—Outlaw T-70 and Outlaw T-72. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/01/27/outlaw-half-helmets-in-the-news-with-celebrities-animation/feed/ 9 Motorcycles and Leather Jackets in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/01/05/motorcycles-and-leather-jackets-in-the-curious-case-of-benjamin-button/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/01/05/motorcycles-and-leather-jackets-in-the-curious-case-of-benjamin-button/#comments Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:11:07 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2889 “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a movie that had a box-office success and received critical acclaim. The movie features some fine vintage motorcycles and leather jackets. Red Indian In the movie, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) rides two motorcycles: a red and a blue. It is difficult to tell [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2011/01/05/motorcycles-and-leather-jackets-in-the-curious-case-of-benjamin-button/feed/ 8 Motorcycle Girl Photos: Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest, Christmas Edition 2010 http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/29/winners-of-leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-christmas-edition-2010/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/29/winners-of-leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-christmas-edition-2010/#comments Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:21:44 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2827 The votes have been tallied, the people have spoken, and the judges have judged. It’s time to announce the winners of Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest, Christmas Edition 2010 that started on December 14th. We asked contestants for Christmasbiker girl photos, and we gave our Facebook fans the opportunity to vote for their [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/29/winners-of-leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-christmas-edition-2010/feed/ 1 Funny Video: Biker Santa Claus and Biker Reindeer http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/22/biker-santa-claus/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/22/biker-santa-claus/#comments Thu, 23 Dec 2010 01:29:46 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2789 audio setup for that long midnight ride. Merry Biker Christmas! ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/22/biker-santa-claus/feed/ 1 Paris Hilton Starts Motorcycle Racing Team: We Get Paris Biker Girl Photos http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/21/paris-hilton-starts-motorcycle-racing-team-we-get-paris-biker-girl-photos/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/21/paris-hilton-starts-motorcycle-racing-team-we-get-paris-biker-girl-photos/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 00:02:02 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2715 Paris Hilton, the hotel chain heiress, started her own motorcycle racing team that will compete in the 125 cc category on the world motorcycling championship circuit 2011-2013. Paris Hilton presented her motorcycle team, the SupermartXe VIP by Paris Hilton, in a ceremony in Madrid, December 18.  The team will wear pink, white, and blue—not [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/21/paris-hilton-starts-motorcycle-racing-team-we-get-paris-biker-girl-photos/feed/ 13 Motorcycle Thief Who Took 1.5 Million in Chips at Bellagio Wore a Shoei Helmet http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/17/bellagio-motorcycle-thief-who-took-1-5-million-in-chips-wore-a-shoei-helmet/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/17/bellagio-motorcycle-thief-who-took-1-5-million-in-chips-wore-a-shoei-helmet/#comments Sat, 18 Dec 2010 01:17:54 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2673 Tuesday a thief wearing a motorcycle helmet stole $1.5 million in casino chips from Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The thief parked his motorcycle outside the hotel early in the morning and kept his helmet with the visor down when he walked in. He walked to a craps table, pulled a [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/17/bellagio-motorcycle-thief-who-took-1-5-million-in-chips-wore-a-shoei-helmet/feed/ 1 Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest, Christmas Edition 2010 – Starts Today http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/14/leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-christmas-edition-2010/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/14/leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-christmas-edition-2010/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 19:09:16 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2628 Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest, Christmas Edition 2010 starts today on Leatherup.com’s Facebook page. The theme of this edition is Christmas Biker Girl. Below you’ll find the rules and prizes of this special edition. Winners will be announced Thursday,  December 30 on our blog and Facebook page. How to Win Leatherup.com Biker Girl [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/12/14/leatherup-com-biker-girl-photo-contest-christmas-edition-2010/feed/ 2 Winners of Leatherup.com Facebook-Fan Sweepstakes July 29 – October 1, 2010 http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/11/02/winners-of-leatherup-com-facebook-sweepstakes-july-29-%e2%80%93-october-1-2010/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/11/02/winners-of-leatherup-com-facebook-sweepstakes-july-29-%e2%80%93-october-1-2010/#comments Tue, 02 Nov 2010 19:49:59 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2495 Xelement Motorcycle Jacket Winner John Davis won an Xelement motorcycle jacket. Outlaw Motorcycle Helmet Winner Steve Boorsma won an Related posts:
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    2. Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest June 2010 Starts Today
    3. Winners of Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest – June 2010 Edition
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    2010 Triumph Speedmaster Giveaway at Sahara Hotel Las Vegas during BikeFest 2010 http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/10/26/2010-triumph-speedmaster-giveaway-at-sahara-hotel-las-vegas-during-bikefest-2010/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/10/26/2010-triumph-speedmaster-giveaway-at-sahara-hotel-las-vegas-during-bikefest-2010/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:07:01 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2415 Related posts:
    1. Las Vegas BikeFest 2010: Vendor Village, Cashman Center
    2. Winners of Leatherup.com Biker Girl Photo Contest – June 2010 Edition
    3. Winners of Leatherup’s Biker Girl Photo Contest (March, 2010)
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    Las Vegas BikeFest 2010: Vendor Village, Cashman Center http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/10/22/leatherup-com-at-las-vegas-bikefest-2010-vendor-village-casman-center/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/10/22/leatherup-com-at-las-vegas-bikefest-2010-vendor-village-casman-center/#comments Sat, 23 Oct 2010 02:20:21 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2298 Related posts:
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    3. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010 in Photos: August 4-8, Days Before the Official Opening
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    Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010 in Photos: August 9 – 15 http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/19/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2010-in-photos-august-9-15/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/19/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2010-in-photos-august-9-15/#comments Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:00:58 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2192 The 70th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally ended on August 15. Sturgis city officials reported that the initial numbers added up to a “good” rally—traffic was up, crime was down, and the 15-percent-more amount of trash produced by visitors are a good sign. See Rapid City Journal report for more on this. Now [...] ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/19/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2010-in-photos-august-9-15/feed/ 1 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010 in Photos: August 4-8, Days Before the Official Opening http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/18/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2010-in-photos-august-4-8-days-before-the-official-opening/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/18/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2010-in-photos-august-4-8-days-before-the-official-opening/#comments Wed, 18 Aug 2010 19:26:51 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2134 Check out our photos from the 70th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. These were taken between August 4 and August 8, 2010—before the official opening. Leatherup.com had already opened its trade-show booth, where we sold a variety of helmets and other gear. ]]> http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/18/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-2010-in-photos-august-4-8-days-before-the-official-opening/feed/ 1 Weird and Creative Motorcycle Helmets (Part 2) http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/11/weird-and-creative-motorcycle-helmets-part-2/ http://blog.leatherup.com/2010/08/11/weird-and-creative-motorcycle-helmets-part-2/#comments Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:19:05 +0000 http://blog.leatherup.com/?p=2025 previous post with weird-and-creative motorcycle helmets, we’ve shown you part of this collection, but we didn’t know the creator. The helmets were designed by Related posts:
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