October, 2007 Archive

Thunder Bob’s Interview with Roland Sands

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
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“King” Kenny Roberts gave Roland Sands a motor from their MotoGP KRV5 engines; the only MotoGP engine ever to leave their coveted paddock. Sands creates a complete custom with the highly-engineered race engine. Then Roland Sands Design put the build on DVD for all to see.

We catch up with Roland on his build.

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YouTube Tuesday: NOPI Girls on Metric Thunder

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

For Those of You Who Need One Lasting Memory of Summer…

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Spooky – Halloween Treats

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
Halloween Treats

Special Imported Helmets… Almost Free

After donning his very special helmet, Basil is ready to do his part in the neverending struggle for truth, justice and bacon. .. and cheese. Continued »

Mark Dooley of Hard-Krome Joins Thunder Bob

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Mark Dooley Talks Pipes at the 4th Year Anniversary

Hard-Krome President, Mark Dooley, is revving up with new products for Metric and Harley Cruisers for the 2007 and 2008 riding season. The word that is heard is Black, Midnight Black. It’s the new chrome. Mark talks about the trends in the industry.

Hard-Krome has new pipes and colors. Continued »

YouTube Tuesday: Team Klock Takes Records

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Mother & Daughter Have a Need For Speed

We catch up with Erica and Laura between rounds. Both ladies race at the 2007 BUB Speed Trials and take home records. Continued »

YouTube Tueday: Gerald Jessup Goes Like Stink

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Texan Gerald Jessup Gears Up in Bonneville

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YouTube Tuesday: Thunder Bob with JD of Baron

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

JD Is High on Baron

Thunder Bob interviews JD of Baron. Barons show a couple of their custom motorcycles with all the goodies.

Baron’s design and manufacture parts and accessories that offer style and attitude for Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Harley-Davidson cruiser models. Thier lineup includes performance intake and exhaust systems, custom handlebars, engine guards, floorboards, lowering kits, air-ride suspension kits, wheels, chrome parts and much, much more. Continued »

RoadBike Magazine Features Metric Thunder

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
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Metric Thunder Gets Some Press from RoadBike

RoadBike Magazine did a photo shoot of T-Bike II during Sturgis Bike Week back in 2005. An article appeared in the magazine in April of 2006 and has now been added to their updated Web site. Continued »

Interactive Road Trip For Your Motorcycle

Friday, October 26th, 2007
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Plan a trip and hit the road with Travelocity’s RoadTrip Wizard. It combines mapping and turn-by-turn directions with hotel, restaurant and itinerary suggestions based on who’s making the trip. Specifically enhanced for the two-wheeled crowd. Continued »

The Toyko Connection – No Sushi Here!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
How does it ride? No one knows or isn’t saying but we would love to get our mits on it and race it down to our local pub. BTW… do you see the bi-plane? Let us know… we see a snarling street-wise bad boy.

WOW!, I Want One!

Now this is a conept. Take a Suzuki precision engine, add a dash of Confederate Wraith and mix with various suspension bits and a whole lot of pearl-gold paint and you got the new Suzuki Biplane Concept bike. Continued »

Bud Ekins Passes Away at 77

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
His most famous stunt work was on his first job: doubling for Steve McQueen in the climactic motorcycle jump over a high, barbed-wire fence in the 1963 World War II prisoner-of-war movie “The Great Escape.� This family photo released courtesy of Susan Ekins shows legendary stuntman Bud Ekins, doubling for Steve McQueen in the iconic motorcycle-jump scene in “The Great Escape,� in 1963.

By Basem Wasef,

His most famous stunt work was on his first job: doubling for Steve McQueen in the climactic motorcycle jump over a high, barbed-wire fence in the 1963 World War II prisoner-of-war movie “The Great Escape.” Continued »

Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler In MC Bid’ness

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
You get on one of these bikes and you can ride for days. These bikes are sick, rugged, and just damn cool, and they’re amazing to look at!

Aerosmith Frontman Outfront with V-Twin Motorcycles

RED Wing Motorcycles is the name of the new custom motorcycle manufacturing business founded by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler in collaboration with engineer Mark Dirico and AC Custom Motorcycles. Continued »

More Pics of 2007 Bonneville

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
2007 Pics of Bonneville Speed Trails

Bonneville Racing, Baby!

The Fun, the Sun and the Methanol. The 2007 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats had it all! Click here or click any of the pictures below to see our gallery of images from the sticky white salt. Continued »

Honda Prototypes – Cool Factor +10

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
Honda’s motorcycle exhibition will feature World Premiere concept models (prototype), pre-launch models, and a comprehensive line-up of other motorcycles and advanced environmental and safety technologies.

TOKYO, Japan, September, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the line-up of motorcycles that will be premiered at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007. Honda’s motorcycle exhibition will feature World Premiere concept models (prototype), pre-launch models, and a comprehensive line-up of other motorcycles and advanced environmental and safety technologies. Continued »

A 4th Year Anniversary to Remember!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
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In spite of gusts up to 50mph, the turnout was still impressive at Metric Thunder’s 4th Anniversary Party.

Over 150 bikes showed up during the course of the day. Everything from Hayabusas to Harleys, VTX 1800s, VTX1300s, Road Stars, V-Stars, Roadliners, Runes, Intruders, Triumphs, Vulcans, Moto Guzzis and some special construction bikes.

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Yamaha’s Next Cruiser?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
Next Cruiser From the Rising Sun?

Two Motorcycles Connected

Here’s a rather confusing, yet utterly awesome vehicle for you to consider. The Yamaha Tesseract concept looks and drives basically like a motorcycle, except for the fact that it has four wheels instead of two.

Piaggio MP3 on Steroids
In many ways, the leaning “bike” (it really looks like two bikes parked really close to one another) takes the idea Continued »

YouTube Tueday: Bonneville – Run Whatcha Brung

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Anything On 2 Wheels Can Run

The only limitation in this class is that you need to be on 2 or 3 wheels. Gas, electric or diesel… it doesn’t matter. Just get on an blast off. Continued »

YouTube Tueday: Old Skool Power in Bonneville

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The Heart of the Weapan

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Reeves’ Ride Rolls

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
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By day Greg works the counter at Metric Thunder, when he’s out of the shop you’ll either find him on his Bandit 1200 or this Volusia.

This bike has seen better than half the USA, and just this summer alone. Greg’s family likes to ride…they hopped on their bikes and rode from SoCal to Sioux Falls, South Dakota this past summer. Continued »

Thanksgiving Holiday Sale Extended ’til November 30th!

Friday, October 12th, 2007
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Metric Thunder Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Savings on Selected Items for Your Ride!

All Thanksgiving Sale items are subject to availability and the special discounted prices are only good up until 10PM Pacific Standard time on Friday, November 30, 2007. Continued »

Thunder Bob Interviews Bandit at Bonneville – Vol. 1

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
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Bonneville Salt Flats Racing

What does a guy do when the first time out on the Bonneville Salt Flats he wins a world record? If you’re Bandit you build a bigger, faster bike and go again. Continued »

Hard Krome & RoadBurner Donate 2 Grand Prizes!!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
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Win a brand new exhaust system from Hard Krome or RoadBurner for your V-Twin!



We’ve just added two grand prizes worth over $700 each! One complete set of Hard Krome and one complete set of RoadBurner exhaust for your Metric or Harley V-Twin Cruiser will be given away as our grand prizes.

All you have to do is show up and enter your raffle ticket at our 4 Year Anniversary Party on Sunday, October 21, 2007 starting at 11:00am.

Torian Chopper Leathers Now at Metric Thunder

Friday, October 5th, 2007
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Metric Thunder Adds Torian Chopper Leathers to Merchandizing Mix

Metric Thunder, one of the nation’s leading motorcycle accessories and parts sellers for cruisers worldwide, announced their move into apparel with the inclusion of Continued »

Plan Your Day at Metric Thunder – October 21st

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
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There will be plenty to see and do at our upcoming party, so we’ve put together a schedule of events to give you an idea of what’s happening and when. Last time around we had some folks show up about 2 hours early while we were still setting up, so hope this helps you plan your day!

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YouTube Tueday: Human Pong

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
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Who sez YouTube is a waste of time… You can watch 2 minutes of human pong and be the first on your block to say so. Continued »

YouTube Tuesday: Moto GP Rocks Video

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycleing championship, with a season of 18 GP races in countries bringing together the worl’d top motorcycle manufacturers including Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, Kawasaki and Aprilia.

MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycleing championship, with a season of 18 GP races in countries bringing together the worl’d top motorcycle manufacturers including Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, Kawasaki and Aprilia. Continued »

The Raider Looks Like a Winner for 2008

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
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New Star Motorcycle Arrives in the Fall of 2007

The 2008 Raider “S” and Raider are the newest from Star Motorcycle Company with a 113 cubic inch (1854cc) air-cooled pushrod 48-degree v-twin engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox and belt drive. This is the second company in the same number of months that has released a factory chopper. Continued »

Bikini-“Feast” A Guinness World Record

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
Metric Thunder’s Hard Hitting News – Two-piece garments worn by women for athletic purposes have been observed on Greek urns and paintings, dated as early as 1400 BC.

Warning – Gratuitous Bikini Shot – Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, September 26, 2007. 1,010 bikini-clad women posed on Australia’s iconic beach on Wednesday, setting a Guinness world record for the largest swimsuit photoshoot. Continued »

Metric Thunder Saddle Contest Update…

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
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We haven’t forgotten you, just a bit behind!

Due to an unforeseen family tragedy, final contest winners and seat deliveries have fallen behind. Many have written or called to ask for current status and we were not in a position to offer any updated information at that time. Continued »

Metric Thunder’s 4 Year Anniversary Party!

Monday, October 1st, 2007
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We’re gonna be celebrating 4 years and the grand opening of our new location in Orange!

As our way of saying thanks to our customers, we are throwing a party with free food, drinks, live music, over $5,000 in raffle prizes, manufacturers on display and a 5 class bike competition with trophies for all our winners. Continued »