The best about a Harley is the one who rides it!
| Picture of the month:
A beautifully restored 1947
Knucklehead on display at the Bangkok Motorbike
Festival a couple of years back. By clicking
into the picture, you will be forwarded to some more
pictures of the bike, though the bike is defaced by
"Vintage Bike Thailand" with their stupid label, or
their impossible sidecar.
Here they come
again, the Cafe Racers
in the fifties English
motorcycle enthusiasts changed their classic
English iron into cafe racers, lowered the weight of their
bikes by removing unnecessary metal, and
mounted clip on handlebars,
to give the bike a decent sporty look.
Those guys truly were fed up with the bourgeois life of their surroundings. The heritage of
that era was upheld by guys like
Norman Hyde, Mick Duckworth, The Ace Cafe,
and even Willie G. Davidson helped,
when he created the Harley Davidson 1000cc
XLCR cafe racer back
in 1977, as seen
here (uploaded to Wikipedia by
became an all time classic.
about this bike can be read
Today this era comes back to us, showing folks with great ambition, to make their private dreams of their own cafe racer will come through. Have a look at their facebook site.
Do electronics mean progress?
Today all new Harleys feature an electronic fuel injection system, besides the electronic ignition. Can you imagine how does it feel, when just one of these devices fail on the Great Northern Highway in Western Australia? No? You'd better switch to the old style carb, contacts, and as well as the old style auto advance mechanism, or move within the range of a Harley dealer, or just stay at home.
Chiang Mai Toy Ride
This charity run used to be an institution, but during the last years it disappeared. It was back though in 2023.
But we have nothing heard, that this wonderful event will happen in 2024. What a shame.