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Category Archives: Motorcycle News

Interview with Stuart Garner On the Reincarnation of Norton Motorcycles and ‘NortonGate’

Hell for Leather is reporting that all is not well at the new Norton Motorcycles despite Stuart Garner’s very public campaign to demonstrate the vitality of his effort to revive the iconic brand. The HFL story originated with a piece from BikerGlory, and it includes some serious allegations. We thought it might be a good […]

Used Motorcycle Sales Scams And How To Avoid Falling For Them

This week a man in Nashville, Tenn. was taken to the hoosegow after authorities caught him – and an accomplice – stealing several motorcycles from sellers who had advertised on Craigslist.  To further complicate matters, some of the buyers who bought the bikes from the thieves then resold the bikes. One Jerry Pinkerton finds himself […]

Testing Your F***ing Ignition And Other Useful Motorcycle Repair Tips You Cheap Ass JackLeg

One of the things I love most about the whole world of motorcycles is the completely over the top array of characters you meet on the road, around town, or hanging out working on or watching someone work on bikes. Working on motorcycles is an acquired skill which, given enough years standing over various basket […]

The Legend of Soichiro Honda and the Japanese Invasion of US Highways

One man more than any other influenced the design and intent of motorcycles throughout the world, and the company he created against all odds, one that would become the most famous motorcycle manufacturing company in history, was founded in 1948 to realize his dream. That man, Soichiro Honda, was 41 years old at the time […]

A Historical Timeline of the Harley Davidson Motor Company

In 1903 Harley and Arthur Davidson build the first production Harley-Davidson motorcycle in 1903. It features a a 116cc engine working from a 10 x 15-foot shed on Chestnut Street in Milwaukee. That’s still the address of Harley-Davidson’s corporate office.

The Handbuilt Revolution – Hugh Owings

Hugh Owings had no idea the motorcycle he was building to finish out his college degree would launch a business. But as people saw what Owings crafted for his senior thesis at Appalachian State University, they reacted immediately. Owings documented his project online, and as he transformed the plain old Yamaha into a sleek new […]