Tuesday, December 30, 2008
When it comes to making a HARLEY DAVIDSON chopper or bagger look good you take it to somebody that does good work... But if you want people to follow you just to get a glimpse of what jaw dropping piece of work you have between you legs, people taking pictures of your bike whether you're there or not or police stopping you just to get a look at your bike and then let you go even though you broke the speed limit then you take it to BIG PUNCHIE, the artisan genius, behind the delectable delicious candy paint job at THE CANDY SHOP. This chopper is so fine that you just have to look at it not twice... but ten times just to pick up something you didn't see the other times you drooled over it. I can't wait to get more information on the Candy Shop and Big Punchie. I know that they have been featured on "AMERICAN THUNDER" which is a motorcycle enthusiast television show on SPEED network and their segments were beautiful about the Candy Shop. So, it gives me great pleasure in presenting the Candy Shop Chopper as Bike Of The Day.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Words by Blog Holder
The character BISHOP is the best of the new age of Marvel heroes that was introduced in the early 90's. Bishop's introduction was so pivotal that it changed the whole direction of the X-MEN series and the rest of the Marvel world. For those that are not familiar with Bishop, Bishop is a mutant from the future that knows the the outcome of the X-MEN'S fate which is the death of all the X-MEN by an unknown traitor. As he brings his knowledge and superior special forces training as an ultimate one man army he fights along side with the X-Men not only to help them become better fighters but to be the key to saving humanity from a malevolent evil robot known as Onslaught. Before that even occurred Bishop has had many exciting adventures an he has shown not only his fighting skills but his motorcycle riding skills that have made many drop their jaws when they should be ducking down from plasma rays and gun fire. Onyx Rider viewers it is my pleasure, honor and duty to present my favorite superhero of all time... BISHOP!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Please look at the story of RIDERS FOR HEALTH
In the 1950's Bessie went to Miami live her life and continue doing what she did best... something legendary. Bessie became a registered nurse and bought her own house too, but after work that's when she lived her real life as the organizer and founder of the Iron Horse Motorcycle Club... but disguised as as a man. She revealed her identity after she won a big motorcycle race in Miami beating every man. Once she showed everyone she was a woman she was denied the prize money by sexist idiots that couldn't conceive a woman beating inferior men that were not as good as she was. Once she showed everyone that she was the real thing, everyone gave her the respect she deserved and not only that she attracted press from all over that called her the "Negro Motorcycle Queen" and later the undisputed "Motorcycle Queen of Miami." She later became a stunt rider as well... imagine the first Jason Britton or Wink 1100 was a woman.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
For many people and generations this picture illustrates the beginning of the African-American motorcycle culture, started through the military during world war II. These pilots are the famous Tuskegee Airmen which braved racisim from both sides of the combatants and still won the respect of their German enemies and fellow Americans. Even with the new efficent P-51 Mustangs (the airplanes of the Tuskegee Airmen) that were very appealing, nothing came close to that thrill of two wheels that most soldiers couldn't resist. After the war many pilots wanted to continue to fly... but were denied because of the idiotic segregated laws. Many turned back to the thrill of the motorcycle and the most others just had to get back and get on bikes and start a new legacy that is stronger than ever today.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Aprilia is one of those brands of bikes that are very hard to find unless you're luck to live close to a dealership or even better you own one. But America is a Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda & Harley haven and for that reason is why many of the other great bikes are hard to find. But APRILIA RSV4... may be one worth chasing even though I'm a Gixxer man myself. But see for youself with the pictures I have and tell me what you think. Then visit the site to get the specs and other pics on it as well. The release date is unknown but you can sign up to get notified when it does drop on the showroom floor... wherever that is.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
CHECK OUT THE FOOTAGE ON THE AKUMA HELMET
This picture was definitely from an era where a lot had happened... there was a war in another country abroad in Germany and the war with racism for black American soldiers in America or wherever idiotic U.S. white soldiers were. It seems that then our people made significant waves in the motorcycle culture through the military. In fact for most African-Americans it is in the military that many black soldiers learned how to ride and fix motorcycles to perform there duties. This picture is evidence of that.
It had to really be something for these young men to have heard of motorcycles but never see one upfront or to have watched whites in America ride motorcycles and now have the latest in motorcycles back then to just commute from base to base or perform duties with it. Now remember this is where many of the "BENNY HARDYS" got there start. Being exposed to the machines and being naturally gifted technically or mechanically inclined these budding geniuses got that chance to increase their knowledge and riding skill. This bunker is where strong, courageous and disciplined Motorcycle MPs were stationed to take watch over there brothers in more ways than one in a military since from enemies and racist bigot soldiers. I bet if we were to get the chance to talk to some of the Motor MPs they would have experiences and adventures because of the motorcycle.
Friday, December 12, 2008
CANJAMOTO, BRINGING THE FUTURE PRESENT
When it comes to innovations this modern marvel is in a class by itself. The head designer, sculptor, founder and owner of CANJAMOTO, Richard Minott, has made an awesome work of art and a fine piece of revolutionary ingenuity. A motorcyclist since the age of 9 Richard has always been fascinated with motorcycles and even tried to build his own at the age of 11. Richard comes from a talented and artistic family which explains the natural genius he possess. With the help of his talented brother Garfield Minott (artist and sculptor), and Robert Lukasiewicz (painter/airbrush artist of Wooki Paints) they have created body kits and modified exhaust systems. They have been featured on television, publications and at numerous conventions, showcasing their genius work which always draws a gigantic crowd that can't stop touching the CANJAMOTO SCORPION motorcycle. Richard made his first kit for a BMW R1200S, and it was a hit. Now he is is making ripples in the motorcycle world by creating body kits for all makes. Richard's mission is simple and coming true as he states, "Our goal is to build a platform on which to bring to market a new brand of products. Our plan is to design the most exciting motorcycles our imagination will allow." Well Richard and Canjamoto we all wish you the best and you will see my bike with the kit on it as well... THAT'S MY PROMISE.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Well well well... looky what we have here. For some of you this is old news, as far as the unveiling of the HONDA CBR 1000R XESS (eXtreme European Streetfighter Styling) motorcycle that was shown in Milan early this year as well as in Japan. BUT... and this is a big ol' but. THE BIKE IS NOT STOCK, meaning that it will not be released to the public in the streetfighter version. Honda had everyones mouth watering over... the possiblity of styling the new CBR 1000R to a streetfighter mod. Next time I would like them to do what DUCATI did with there stock streetfighter. Oh that's coming tomorrow, ride back to The Onyx Rider and I'll show you.