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Original Indian Wrecking Crew Member Dead & AMERiders Closing

It is with a sad heart that I must relay the news from us at AMERiders that we are closing our doors at the end of the month. Why? Because of COVID-19, technical issues, and many other things the decision was made. We hate to leave you we have loved writing for you and offering you great prices on motorcycle apparel but here is your last article. On July 12, 2022, original Indian Wrecking Crew member and AMA Hall of Famer Allen “Bobby” Hill died just four days after his 100th birthday.  

His racing career was the stuff of legend, and he was the last surviving member of the original Wrecking Crew. Racing isn’t always a family affair—but very frequently, it is. When Hill was a teenager, his older brother worked at a local Harley-Davidson dealership. Through him, Hill began to learn about and become interested in bikes. He rode for the first time at age 14, then went on to buy his first bike at age 16. It was a 45 cubic inch Harley-Davidson WLD—and the rest, as they say, is history. 

By 1940, Hill had been bitten by the racing bug and was just starting out as a novice. Then came WWII, which put any such racing dreams on hold. Hill joined the Marine Corps., where he served honorably and then returned to racing once he was back on home soil. Amazingly, he almost won his first-ever professional race—which also happened to be the 1947 Daytona 200. 

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What happened? Here’s the story, straight from Hill’s mouth via the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame: 

“I could see Johnny Spiegelhoff (the eventual winner) ahead of me and I was gaining. I kept getting a pit signal from my crew that read P2. I thought they were telling me I was in second place. As it turns out I was really in the lead since we started by rows back then five seconds apart and were timed,” Hill began. 

“Even though Spiegelhoff was in front of me, I was actually about 15 seconds in the lead. I didn’t know that, though, and I was riding as hard as I could to catch Spiegelhoff. At about the 180-mile mark I came flying into the south turn and pitched the bike in hard. Two slower riders were going through the turn and I just drifted out wide and hit one of them and lost my rear brake lever. I came into the north turn and thought I had slowed down enough, but apparently, I didn’t, and I crashed out of the race,” he concluded. 

Luckily for both Hill and the sport of motorcycle racing, he simply picked himself up and moved on to the next race. In 1948, he went on to take his first win at Atlanta—but in an amazing twist, it was also the only race to feature two co-winners in the AMA’s history. Hill crossed the line at the same time as Billy Huber, and both were declared co-victors. 

It was in the early 1950s that Hill’s racing career really hit its stride, though. That’s when Indian Motorcycle put together the first-ever Indian Wrecking Crew, which consisted of Hill, Ernie Beckman, and Bill Tuman. In 1951 and 1952, Hill won the AMA National Championship. In 1954, Hill went on to win the first-ever AMA Grand National Championship aboard a BSA, after having taken victory at the 1954 running of the Daytona 200. 

By 1959, though, Hill decided it was time to hang up his racing gear. He continued building engines for other professional racers through the 1960s and went on to become a truck driver. In 1998, Hill, Beckman, and Tuman were all inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. In 2016, the revived Indian Motorcycle invited Hill and Tuman to Sturgis for the official unveiling of the new FTR750.  

Hill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy, along with many other family members. He is survived by three children and multiple grandchildren, as well as countless friends and fans around the world. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Bobby Hill’s name may be made to the Daytona 200 Monument. Here is a link to it if you wish to donate.

Have a wonderful day, and maybe one day we will meet again!

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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AMERiders is closing its doors, but before we do her is our last article on Original Indian Wrecking Crew Member Dead at age of 100.

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Thunderbike Customs H-D Blood Line Is One Fast Motorcycle

While just looking at it might not have that effect, getting on the back of this custom Harley-Davidson Breakout is sure to make your heart beat twice as fast. At least that’s what its makers, the Germans from Thunderbike, promise with their H-D Blood Line.

The bike is the most recent addition to the very extensive lineup of projects the shop has been responsible for over the past 30 years or so. It follows the design lines we’re used to by now, and mixes them with a one-off paint job, pairing black with red mica and other red accents elsewhere.

Thunderbike lists as having used on this two-wheeler no less than 31 different custom or aftermarket parts, ranging from brake discs to a solo leather seat. The most visible ones are, of course, also the most expensive.

We’ve got an aluminum fuel tank (priced at 1,521 euros/$1,544), an air ride setup (the same price as the fuel tank), and a special Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system (price not disclosed). The rear was modified to be able to support a custom, 260 mm wide rear wheel that pushed the license plate holder to one side. The front wheel is the stock one, only it comes custom coated.

Cruisetec tires supplied by Metzeler put the stock and unmodified engine’s power to the ground, and various covers have been placed in pretty much all places covers are due.

As usual, when it comes to Thunderbike builds, this one too came to be at the request of the customer. We’re not told exactly how much they had to pay for a bike that from now on is to be known as the Blood Line, but we do know the 31 added parts alone amount to a staggering 11,400 euros, which is roughly $11,500 in American currency.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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We at AMERiders agree that Thunderbike Customs H-D Blood Line Is One Fast Motorcycle.

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Recall: 2022 CanAm Ryker Due to Handlebar Stem Steering Bolts

On July 13, 2022, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) issued a recall for certain 2022 CanAm Ryker trikes. The issue? The bolt that connects the handlebar stem to the steering is too short, which could cause the bolt to break due to insufficient thread length. This could cause loss of control and, in worse case scenarios, a crash.

BRP states that 9,353 2022 2022 CanAm Ryker are involved in the recall, which is numbers 2022-16. The company advises new 2022 CanAm Ryker owners to park their trikes and not ride them until the recall remedy can be performed. To fix the problem, dealers will remove the insufficient bolt, clean the threads in the steering column, and install a new, proper steering stem bolt—all free of charge.

2022 CanAm Ryker

Ryker owners will receive a notification letter sometime in late July or early August to inform them of the recall. More proactive owners can contact BRP customer service at 888-272-9222 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 888-327-4236 for more information about the recall.

The Can-Am Ryker was released in 2018 as a less-expensive, more accessible sibling to the Spyder. Available in three flavors—Ryker, Ryker Sport, and Ryker Rally—it’s targeted squarely at the “youth” demographic. A modular, easily-customizable vehicle, the Ryker is built so riders can easily tailor their vehicle to their specific sensibilities. The footpegs and handlebars are adjustable to fit nearly any rider, and factory accessories are available and can be bolted on by even the greenest, least-experienced wrench. For power, the Ryker can be equipped with one of two Rotax ACE powerplants—a 600cc parallel twin or a 900cc inline triple—mated to an automatic transmission. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a driveshaft.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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Recall: 2022 CanAm Ryker Due to Handlebar Stem Steering Bolts being too short, AMERiders has the story.

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This P51 Combat Fighter Bike Is No. 25/30 of Its Kind Ever Made.

It takes a true motorcycle aficionado to recognize a great custom bike and man, oh, man, do we have a treat for you here. This is a 2017 Confederate Motors P51 Combat Fighter, no. 25 of 30 black-finished units ever produced. AMERiders has information on this beauty for you.

Confederate Motors, now known as Curtiss Motorcycles, is an Alabama-based manufacturer of exotic and street motorcycles, which today works alongside Zero Motorcycles in a bid to produce custom fully electric bikes.

Now, if you like this P51 Combat Fighter, one was up for grabs through Bring a Trailer, and the buyer parted with more than $75,000 in order to land this baby in their garage. Also, it’s got just 100 miles (160 km) on the clock, which means it’s basically brand new.

Let’s look at some visual highlights first, starting with its exposed aluminum frame and chassis, or the carbon fiber elements like the belly pan, heat shield, chain guard, and fenders. Also worth noting is the swingarm-mounted license plate bracket, the round headlight, LED indicators, tan leather seat, BST carbon fiber wheels, and the clubman-style handlebar, itself finished in black and featuring toggle switchgear and bar-end mirrors.

In terms of performance, we’re dealing with an air-cooled 132ci V-twin unit, fitted with Kaase cylinder heads, machined 6061 aluminum crankcases, dual S&S Cycle throttle bodies, a Delphi fuel injection system, oil cooler, plus glass covers for the oil tank, intake, camshaft gears, and belts.

Pulling back on the throttle will send power to the rear wheel via a five-speed gearbox. This isn’t a super quick bike, but it’ll get the job done with its roughly 145 hp and 160 lb-ft (216 Nm) of torque. It will still get you to 160 mph (257 kph), flat out.

Ultimately, we think this is one seriously cool bike and with its retro-futuristic aesthetics, it should look good in pretty much any setting.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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AMERiders gives you the information about this P51 Combat Fighter Bike Which Is No. 25 out of 30 of Its Kind Ever Made.

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The Triumph TE-1 May Be Sneaking Up as the Next Electric Bike.

Back in February, Triumph Motorcycles unveiled something called Project Triumph TE-1, a fully electric sports bike developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Integral Powertrain, and WMG. AMERiders gives you a close-up look at the next electric bike.

WAE, which separated from Williams F1 back in 2010, was responsible for the advanced battery pack fitted to the TE-1. The technology was meant to set new standards for electric bike performance, offering class-leading power, efficiency, charge times, and range.

As luck would have it, the TE-1 has smashed those initial estimates as Triumph engineers concluded the final prototype testing phase.

Let’s check out some numbers, starting with a category-leading 100-mile (161 km) battery electric range. Meanwhile, the 174 hp (177 ps) available as soon as you touch the throttle, allows you to hit 60 mph (97 kph) from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds, while 0-100 mph (160 kph) takes 6.2 seconds. Then, when it’s time to re-charge your bike, the TE-1 can juice up from zero to 80% in just 20 minutes.

“We are incredibly proud to be able to share such positive outcomes from the completion of Project Triumph TE-1, where the prototype demonstrator has exceeded many of our initial targets and expectations. Everyone on the team is thrilled with the results we have achieved with our partners, and how the outcomes of the project will feed into the electric future to come from Triumph,” said Triumph Motorcycles CEO, Nick Bloor.

Other highlights regarding this prototype include its regenerative braking function, whereas greater efficiencies in the motor generator unit and transmission could lead to further breakthroughs as far as future Triumph electric motorcycles are concerned.

It is pleasing to hear positive rider comments which confirm that the dynamics of the bike are aligned with Triumph’s DNA,” added Dyrr Ardash, head of strategic partnerships at Williams Advanced Engineering. He is referring to comments made by Brandon Paasch, Daytona 200 champion and Triumph Street Triple 765 RS rider.

Check out the sweet video of the Triumph TE-1 below.

Ardash went on to say: “This has been underpinned by the class-leading Battery and Control System that WAE has produced within a lightweight and integrated package. This core WAE technology has allowed us to exceed performance and charging targets for the battery which we look forward to seeing in future powertrains.”

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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 AMERiders gives you a close-up at the Triumph TE-1 which may be sneaking up as the next electric bike.

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The NYPD’s Motorcycle Crush Gains Negative Reaction This Year.

A week or so ago we reported on The New York City Police Department (NYPD) confiscating over 100 dirt bikes and ATVs and crushing all of them with a bulldozer as they do annually. However, Upon seeing the footage of the motorcycle crush, many people reacted negatively. AMERiders has the story for you.

New York City residents often complain about the noise made by dirt bikes and ATVs. The Police are called to deal with those who use these types of vehicles to move around the city. They’re making a lot of noise and are almost always traveling in groups. This behavior scares many pedestrians as well and bikers will often use sidewalks to skip traffic.

Drivers also report the bikers to the Police, but the NYPD can’t catch them all. On some unfortunate occasions, dirt bikes and ATVs collide with cars and run off leaving the law-abiding citizens to deal with the damage themselves.

Police agree that dirt bike and ATV users are a danger to the community and underline that these vehicles aren’t approved for on-road use, nor are they registered or insured.

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“Dirt bikes and ATVs aren’t only a nuisance and an annoyance to us but they’re extremely dangerous. We know that. We see them all the time and hear them all time at night. We see the large numbers moving throughout our street, and we want to be clear this is not acceptable,” said Mayor Eric Adams.

Footage recorded by Reuters and published on Twitter shows a bulldozer going over multiple two-wheelers after the mayor waives a checkered flag.

The mayor and the NYPD Commissioner hope this annual motorcycle crush will send a signal, and Americans will understand that it’s dangerous to use these vehicles in the city.

But upon seeing what happened in New York City, people reacted on Twitter. Most of them said this action was a waste and underlined that authorities should’ve auctioned them off or donated them to those that need transportation for work.

On the other hand, other motorcycle enthusiasts said this was a good idea because dirt bike users “ride around like maniacs.”

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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The NYPD’s Motorcycle Crush Gains Negative Reaction This Year and AMERiders has the story for you.

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And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Harley-Davidson Military Collection Honors our Armed Forces Beautifully.

Since their debut back in the days of conflict during the Mexican Revolution, motorcycles have played an integral role for military means the world over. It was General Pershing who utilized Harley-Davidson motorcycles in his chase to capture Poncho Villa in 1916. Harley-Davidson motorcycles were used on the front lines in the Great War and subsequent military conflicts throughout the century. And now the long and storied relationship between the military and Harley-Davidson continues, now with the Harley-Davidson Military collection. We here at AMERiders think this is a great tribute.

In honor of the longstanding commitment to those in the U.S. Armed Forces who have fought and continue to protect the freedom of the United States, Harley-Davidson introduced last month a two-model, limited-edition 2022 G.I. Enthusiast Collection. Still available, the two models are finished with military graphics over Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint.

The Pan America 1250 Special has the look of a modern-day military bike with a taller frame for on and off-road riding. Powered by a Revolution Max 1250 engine producing 150 hp at 9,000 rpm and 94 ft-lb of torque, the Pan America is for those who seek top-of-line performance. A 6.8-inch TFT displays a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, gear, fuel level, temperature, range, phone pairing, and navigation. The base sticker price is $20,799 with options for ABS and custom-painted wheels.

The 2022 Tri-Glide Ultra provides comfort and the ultimate 3-wheeled touring experience. Power comes from a twin-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine producing 121 ft-lb of torque at 3,250 RPM. Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series rubber mounted on 7-spoke aluminum wheels and hand-adjustable rear end ensure a smooth ride. Braking ability is provided by 49 mm four-piston calipers and dual floating rotors front and rear. The TFT display and data features are identical to the standard Tri-Glide Ultra. The fully-optioned sticker price is $38,099.

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Harley-Davidson also provides military personnel with free shipping of H-D clothing and accessories to all U.S military installations and addresses throughout the globe, free storage of H-D motorcycles while deployed, privileged access to purchase H-D bikes, and reduced rated financing for the purchase of new H-D motorcycles.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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AMERiders give you the lowdown on the Harley-Davidson Military collection.

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Custom Yamaha XV920R Aviator Has a Sweet Bobber-Like Silhouette

This Custom Yamaha XV920R Aviator is one of those builds that we don’t really know how to label, but the silhouette does have some bobber vibes, and we at AMERiders think it’s one sweet silhoutte.

Established in Richmond, Virginia, more than a decade ago, John Ryland’s Classified Moto is the kind of workshop whose projects never fail to impress. You folks seemed to be highly fond of the Triumph Speed Triple-based venture we presented a little while back, so you’re almost guaranteed to fall in love with the entity displayed above!

In its previous life, this bad boy used to be a stock 1982 variant of Yamaha’s XV920R lineup, and the commission came from an aircraft pilot living in Florida. Appropriately nicknamed the Aviator, Classified’s showstopper carries the heavily-revised fuel chamber of a Benelli Mojave 360, adorned with bespoke badges, a flush-mounted filler cap, and brass embellishments.

The hinged seat pan found behind the tank was fabricated in-house, but the upholstery was handled by a regular collaborator named Roy Baird. Underneath the new saddle sits the repurposed Ohlins monoshock of a 2005 Ducati Multistrada 1000DS, which was also kind enough to donate its rear 17-inch wheel and single-sided swingarm.

At the front end, you’ll find 41 mm (1.6-inch) upside-down forks, dual 310 mm (12.2-inch) floating brake discs, and a five-spoke hoop, all originating from a 2012 MY Yamaha YZF-R6. In terms of rubber, the Aviator wears a Metzeler ME 880 Marathon tire up north and Dunlop’s D616 compound down south.

A D.I.D X-ring drive chain links the motorcycle’s air-cooled 920cc V-twin engine to its rear wheel, and the exhaust gases are now channeled through handmade stainless-steel headers and a single reverse megaphone silencer mounted on the right-hand side.

Up in the cockpit area, the Aviator comes equipped with Acewell instrumentation, clip-on handlebars, and a round aftermarket mirror. Following the installation of a lithium-ion battery developed by Shorai, John and his crew proceeded to address the finishing touches. New lighting items were fitted all-round, and the fuel tank has been nickel-plated to achieve an understated yet equally rad aesthetic.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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AMERiders thinks that this Custom Yamaha XV920R Aviator Has a Sweet Bobber-Like Silhouette.

Don’t forget to come visit us for all your Motorcycle Apparel needs.

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This Lewis Hamilton Limited Edition MV Agusta Dragster Bike Is Perfect.

A few years back, when Lewis Hamilton was just warming up to the idea of completely dominating the sport of Formula 1 for a good half-decade or so, the now seven-time champion entered into a partnership with MV Agusta, resulting in the creation of a limited-edition bike. AMERiders thinks this MV AGusta Dragster is just the perfect thing for that limited edition bike.

Dubbed the MV Agusta Dragster 800RR LH44, or Lewis Hamilton Edition, this thing looked wicked hot from the start. Also, they only made 244 units, meaning it was rare – not “ultra-rare”, but rare enough to brag to your friends about.

Anyway, we just found chassis no. 104 of 244 on Bring a Trailer, where it’s getting auctioned off with just 5 miles on its 798 cc DOHC three-cylinder unit.

Visually, the bike features a combination of white with black and red accents, to go with the Lewis Hamilton-inspired graphics. Other highlights include the aluminum side plates, integrated taillight, frame-mounted turn signals, red 17-inch wheels with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires, and a two-up seat trimmed in quilted Alcantara with red contrast stitching.

There’s also a plaque on the carbon fiber wind deflector, which identifies this as #104/244. It also boasts Lewis Hamilton’s race number (44), plus his signature. Why number 44? “I always start with number 44 because that’s the number I had on my go-kart at eight years old.” After great success racing with the digit, Hamilton decided that it should stay. He said that it “became the family lucky number”, according to The Express.

Performance-wise, we must mention the adjustable red-anodized 43 mm Marzocchi inverted fork, the adjustable Sachs monoshock, and the dual floating 320 mm discs with Brembo calipers out front. You should have plenty of stopping power in this thing, and you get traction control and ABS as standard, mind you.

As for that 798-cc triple, it comes with a ride-by-wire throttle, selectable fuel mapping, a three-outlet exhaust system, and a factory-rated output of 140 hp and 63 lb-ft (85 Nm) of torque. It’s not the fastest bike in the world, but rest assured that it still gets the job done when it comes to open-road enjoyment. It’s an awesome bike, simple as that.

Check out the video below of the MV AGusta Dragster limited edition bike…

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders give you the skinny on Origin8or’s Custom Classic Honda CB900F that Looks Fast Standing Still.

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Bunderbike’s Icon Boy Is a Beautiful Simple Bike in Matte Blue Overalls.

If you’re a custom motorcycle fan (especially a Harley-Davidson one), then you know that most of the projects coming into this world at the hands of the many garages out there are trying to steal their 15 minutes under the spotlight. They usually do this by adopting as high-tech mechanics and as flamboyant as possible looks, achieved either through the parts used, or the fancy paints and intricate patterns slapped onto them. This bike is smooth and beautifully simple One of Bunderbike’s best called Icon Boy.

At times though, it becomes obvious that keeping things as simple as possible is the way to go if you’re to pursue perfection. After all, who wouldn’t prefer a custom ride without the added drama, the skulls, skeletons, and guns tattooed on its body?

It is exactly such a simple build we uncovered in the rather impressive lineup of projects released over the years by a German crew going by the name Bundnerbike. Originally a Fat Boy, the bike got reworked and repainted, and it now answers to the name Icon Boy.

The first thing that strikes you about this project, as said, is its simplicity compared to others. Coming into the world dressed in a combination of black and matt blue, the bike rides on solid wheels backed by an air suspension and uses for this task a largely unmodified engine, only running a Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system.

The tank is a custom one, made by Bundnerbike, and we also get a rear modification meant to accommodate the beefier tire. The rider is seated in a suede saddle.

The Icon Boy is an older project of the German shop, and its current whereabouts are unknown. So is the thing’s price, an aspect never made public by Bundnerbike. It’s worth knowing though the shop can do the Icon all over again, if a customer wanted to.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders

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Bunderbike’s Icon Boy Is a Beautiful Simple Bike in Matte Blue Overalls and AMERiders thinks it is beautiful.

Don’t forget to come visit us for all your Motorcycle Apparel needs.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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