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The Congregation Vintage and Custom Motorcycle Show – Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Congregation Show, only in its second year, is quickly rivaling the likes of Austin’s Handbuilt Show, The One Show in Portland, OR, and LA’s Outlier’s Guild Moto Show. Hosted by DICE Magazine, Harley-Davidson and operated by the boys of Prism Supply, this vintage motorcycle show features a variety of talented custom builders from around the country.

This year’s show saw over 5,000 attendees, 120 motorcycles, 25 hot rods and over 40 vendors. One of our favorite parts of the show is the venue: Camp North End. It’s a former Ford Model T assembly plant, across an alleyway from Prism Supply’s shop in Charlotte, North Carolina.… Read the rest

The All-New 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup

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In case you have been snowed in all winter, you are in for a shock when you get to your local Harley-Davidson dealer when the roads clear come spring.

For the motorcycle company that has defined the American motorcycle for over a century, how do you blend modern technology and the timeless style of the Harley-Davidson? In an effort to stay relevant in the 21st-century, this year brings all new big twin cruisers, with an all new frame, and the Milwaukee Eight motor first seen in the touring line.

Chief Engineer Ben Wright describes trying to walk the tight rope of tradition and modernity as downright “scary.” “The new Softail models are the result of the most extensive research and development program in the company’s history,” said Paul James, manager of product portfolio, Harley-Davidson.… Read the rest

The 3rd Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show – L.A., CA

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The third annual Women’s Motorcycle Show put on by Moto Lady and the Lucky Wheels DIY Garage in L.A., happened this past weekend and it was so much larger than expected it got raided and shut down by the police. It seems they thought there was some street racing going on, or possibly that it was a big outlaw biker club rally. Nevertheless, everyone had a good time and some talented ladies got to show off the bikes they had built or at least commissioned.

 

 

 

No matter whether you like new bikes or old, sportbikes or cruisers, there was something for everyone at the show, plus music, welding and blacksmithing demonstrations, snacks, and a raffle with many valuable prizes.… Read the rest

Rare Motorcycles

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Antique motorcycles are few and far between. Finding some in working order is even more exciting.  The videos below feature some of the rarest motorcycles found by the experts at “What’s in the Barn” —  including one that’s over 100 years old.

Here you can see a 1912 Pierce Mountain Climber start up after decades in storage:

Then there’s the 1917 Harley Davidson Model J which was used as WW1 Messenger Pigeon Carrier:

Lastly, check out this 1926 Harley Davidson Peashooter discovered in a military warehouse:

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First Ride for Harley-Davidson Street 750

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Harley-Davidson has new entry-level cruisers that targets new riders and those on a budget: the Harley Davidson Street 500 and 750. While the company has not released an official MSRP for the new model, experts believe it will be priced around $7500. This will be an affordable option for young, entry-level riders who may then become brand loyalists when they are ready to trade up.

It is set to be released both in the US and internationally.  Check out this “first ride” by Motorcycle USA.

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