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Indian Motorcycle unveils Long Beach International Motorcycle Show plans

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Indian Motorcycle unveils Long Beach IMS plans

News release

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its itinerary for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., which takes place November 14-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Riders in southern California are encouraged to be among the first in the nation to take a demo ride on the stunning new 2015 Indian Scout, motorcycling’s hottest new middle-weight cruiser, the ultra-premium luxury touring Indian Roadmaster and the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup.

“With Scout reservations exceeding all expectations and inventory expected in dealerships by year end, we’re excited to give our fans in California a chance to be among the first in the country to take a demo ride on this beautiful new machine,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “It’s a bike that delivers quickness, power, precise handling, balance and comfort, and at a starting price of $10,999 we think just about everyone who rides this bike will want to own one.”

Test Ride the Entire 2015 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

Long Beach riders are encouraged to test ride the all-new 2015 Indian Motorcycle line-up. Riders must be 18 or older, provide valid motorcycle endorsement and wear proper riding attire. Demos will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Experience History and History-in-the-Making at the Indian Motorcycle Exhibit

Visit the Indian Motorcycle booth to discover what Indian Motorcycle has been up to including a close-up look at the 2015 Indian motorcycle lineup, the Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Cutaway, Scout Engine Cutaway and more. We’ll have eye candy galore for bike lovers, including a beautifully restored 1935 Indian Chief as seen on “American Picker” on HISTORY, a Roland Sands Custom Indian Chieftain, the Indian Scout Custom 101 as ridden on the Wall of Death in Sturgis, and much more.

Apparel, Accessories & Giveaways

Check out the company’s 2015 casual wear, hats and gifts for sale and get a free 2015 Indian Motorcycle calendar with a $75 or more purchase. Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessories will also be on-display, including a Scout sporting an array of quick release accessories so riders can easily find the right fit. Attendees who stop by the exhibit and get their picture taken on an Indian motorcycle will receive a free gift, and Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group members who show their membership card at the booth can receive an exclusive 2015 patch.

On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter’ set for movie theaters

Friday, November 7th, 2014

News release

Red Bull Media House in association with Freeride Entertainment announced it will release a new motorcycle documentary “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” in theaters nationwide on November 7th. From director Dana Brown (“Step Into Liquid,” “Dust to Glory”), the film is a follow-up to the 1971 Academy Award-nominated documentary, “On Any Sunday,” directed by his father, Bruce Brown. The 90-minute documentary film features today’s powered two-wheel superstars including MotoGP riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, action sports superstar Travis Pastrana, freestyle motocross pioneer Robbie Maddison, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb motorcycle champ Carlin Dunne, women’s motocross champ Ashley Fiolek, motocross legend Doug Henry, custom motorcycle designer and former racer Roland Sands and one of the most successful riders in supercross history, James Stewart.

The film will release nationally throughout the major theatrical chains including Regal Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Cinemark and Carmike Cinemas on November 7th and is available for distribution worldwide. For showtimes and locations, visit www.onanysundayfilm.com. Dolby, KTM and Skullcandy are official partners of the film.

“This is the first time a feature film from Red Bull Media House will have national theatrical distribution in the United States,” said Werner Brell, Managing Director of Red Bull Media House North America. “Releasing the film nationally gives us the opportunity to reach new audiences and excite those who ride, where they ride.

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When “On Any Sunday” premiered in 1971, it wasn’t just any movie. Directed by Bruce Brown — who also helmed surfing classic “The Endless Summer” — this insider look at motorcycle culture reached a wide audience that was fascinated by the heartfelt stories of the men behind the bikes, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

Four decades later, “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” shows that the passion for riding motorcycles is as strong as ever. Dana Brown directs this modern take on the original, capturing what it means to ride in the United States and abroad. The first feature film from Red Bull Media House shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD, the action and emotion are breathtaking: phenomenal athletes, revolutionary innovators, Hollywood stars and even visionaries who use motorcycles to save lives. “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” is an exploration into the pursuit of excitement, passion and life in the world of motorcycle riding.

“When Red Bull Media House was looking to do a feature film on motorcycle riding, the first people we wanted to work with were the Browns,” commented Scott Bradfield, Head of Production and Development for Red Bull Media House North America. “The storytelling legacy that Dana Brown brings to why people ride is apparent in every aspect of the riders he documents in ‘On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter.’”

Director Dana Brown suggests that the timing was just right for a follow-up to his father Bruce Brown’s film, “On Any Sunday”: “Bikes are better, athletes have progressed, and there are so many disciplines now. In fact, we couldn’t possibly do justice to all of them in this 90-minute movie. We set out to show a cross- section of motorcycling today, and here’s hoping we’ve succeeded.”

Western Power Sports acquires Marshall Distributing

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Western Power Sports acquires Marshall Distributing

November 5, 2014

WPS (Western Power Sports, Inc.) and MDI (Marshall Distributing, Inc.) have agreed to terms by which WPS will acquire MDI, effective immediately. CEOs Craig Shoemaker (WPS) and Roger Marshall (MDI) have agreed to the deal after two weeks of negotiations that will see Cass City, Michigan-based MDI become part of WPS Distributing by spring 2015. The two distributors have been friendly competitors for many years, selling many of the same brands, and the move will serve to further strengthen WPS’ position within the powersports industry—the ultimate goal being an even higher level of service and delivery to its dealer network.

“We’re excited to continue the long term relationships the group of fellow enthusiasts at Marshall established throughout the years,” said Craig Shoemaker. “Like WPS, Marshall has a long and rich history in the powersports industry, and throughout their many years created lasting relationships with industry leading brands. Like Marshall, our dealers are not only our customers but many are like friends and family. I am excited about bringing the two together.”

“The merger of the two companies will benefit our dealer network by providing the same quality service with the added advantage of a broader product line for the dealers to choose from” said Roger Marshall who started manufacturing snowmobile windshields 46 years ago, the same year WPS started selling aftermarket snowmobile parts.

The immediate future will be business as usual at Marshall, with its Michigan and New York distribution warehouses continuing to fill daily orders; and inside sales, customer service, and tech support staff staying in place at its Michigan headquarters. WPS will begin the process of merging Marshall’s outside sales force with the existing WPS sales group over the next few months, with a goal of completing the merger as seamless as possible. More information will be forthcoming about the acquisition as details develop.

Industry calls for action against side-by-side regulations

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Industry calls for action against side-by-side regulations

November 6, 2014

Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted 3-2 to push forward a proposed rule for mandatory product standards for recreational off-highway vehicles. Now the industry is asking for help in fighting the rule.

Americans for Responsible Recreational Access is asking members to contact their representatives in Congress to prevent the rule from being passed. The ARRA’s plea was forwarded on by the Motorcycle Industry Council and the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council on Wednesday.

According to the NOHVCC email, “The proposed rule, if ultimately approved, would limit the ability of ROV manufacturers to design vehicles to safely provide the level of performance that is expected by OHV enthusiasts. CPSC voted to move forward despite the fact that the proposed rule relies heavily on CPSC assumptions, rather than on scientific conclusions drawn from relevant testing or incident data. In addition, CPSC’s proposed rule would inappropriately apply standards developed for on-highway vehicles, without ensuring that those principles apply in off-highway environments. The rule also ignores the risk of unintended consequences for vehicle users.”

To read the CPSC’s 592-page briefing package, click here.

To send an email to your Congressional representatives, click here.

T bike 1 Crashed on Interstate 5

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Thunderbike 1 Takes a Lickin’ and kept on Tickin’ !!! (Story Re-posted from Metric Thunder Facebook Page)

My Guardian Angel was working overtime and I only suffered a small scrape on my forearm! THe bike took a beating on all for corners though. But amazingly I pulled off all the busted and dangling bits and rode her home! What a machine!

So I am riding home from Paso Robles after a weekend stay with my Stepson Mike for his father’s funeral on Saturday. Sunday Morning Mike and I take off on the bikes for a wonderful ride through coastal mountain roads and amazing fish tacos in Cayucos on the beach. Left Paso Robles around 3:30 pm for the ride home back to Riverside. Had just finished the stretch of hwy 46 and was about 10 miles down the Interstate 5 heading south when it happened.

Just cruising along in the slow lane at about 70 on the speedo. Cars were passing me in the fast lane but that’s OK, I am getting fuel mileage. I would speed up to pass the strung out semi trucks every so often but for the most part a nice ride. Then I notice traffic slowing down way ahead of me. Must be an accident up ahead so I roll off the throttle. Slowed down to about 50 approaching a another semi doing about 40 with intermitent brake lights. The fast lane is clear around him for a few hundred yards so I check next to and behind me and make the lane change.

Well just as I pull up along side the semi’s trailer still slowing down the car behind me musta been playing video games or something as he did not slow down and obviously did not see me signal my intended lane change. So here I am alongside the semi just inside the centerline when the car blows past me to the left IN MY LANE. His passenger side rear view mirror takes out the tip of my clutch lever as he goes by. The impact turns my bars into the semi. Now this is where the Guardian Angel, Instinct or whatever you want to call it kicks in. All I see is the semi’s trailer wheels to the right of me and with all my might I snatch the handlebars back to the left while kicking away from the bike. The bike hits the trailer’s tires square on the sidewalls and bounces back int the the fast lane. My pushing away from the bike got me out into the fast lane as well were I rolled a few times and and came to a stop with the bike sliding 15-20 feet ahead of me. I instantly look to see if I was going to be run over and somehow all traffic stopped and I was safe. Picked myself up off the ground, quick self exam…WTF! I am not hurt! Walked over picked up the bike and rolled it to the center divider and went back to pick up the busted bling scattered all over the road. Naturally the Dumbass never stopped. Called 911 and filed the report with the CHP (nice guy, also rides). A good Samaritan had stopped as well and bandaged my little scrap for me. Then the bleeder happend as I was pulling off the dangling turn signal. Got my right hand knuckle and she bandaged that too. So I inspect the bike, cut wires to dangling lights and stowed in the saddlebags. Damm, no front brake. Lever is busted off to a nub. I call my son and he brings me another lever. CHP stops traffic and I get back on the road and limp to the next rest stop where I wait for mike and the lever and rode ‘ol Thunder home. Amazing!

Friday, December 28th, 2012

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Suzuki recreates the VL1500 Intruder as a totally new 1500T Intruder

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Suzuki 1500T Intruder (top) and M90 (bottom)

Suzuki announces new 1500T Intruder for Euro Market. This bike shares the same engine/frame combo as the USA M90 but that is where the similarities end. Thanks to bolt-on parts the 1500T is a totally differant look/feel than the M90. Here’s the pics…compare for yourself!

Thunderbike Wins “Sickest Cruiser” at RollinHardRiders “2 Foster Independence” Rally!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Metric Thunder is proud to support Foster Independence for at risk Teens and Foster Youth in our local community. The organizers stuck the Tbike in the bike show and it WON! Great day was had by all and for a wonderfull cause. RollingHardRiders is a So. Cal sportbike club, Great bunch too! Thanks Guys!

Thunderbike 1 makes centerfold of June Roadbike Mag!!!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Thunderbike 1 Mag Spread

Once again RoadBike Magazine Features Metric Thunder in a 4-page spread commemorating the legacy of the first Thunderbike built by Bob Osias and Stuart Hamilton. It’s a tribute to Stuart (AKA “Limey”) who passed away shortly after the build. The bike still graces the store as a testament to bolt-on ingenuity. As the new owner I can also say it’s a blast to ride! Thanks RoadBike! JimJC

Check Out GMAN’s Bully fuel injection controller M109R

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

With optimal performance and user friendliness in mind GMan has developed the Bully Fuel Injection Controller M109R.

GMan Bully Fuel Injection Controller M109R ImageMetric Thunder Motorcycle Accessories is now carrying the Bully-M109R/M109RT, available in three pre-programmed Stages for your ease of Plug-n-Play operation. The GMan Bully M109R allows you to adjust up to 6 different modes at anytime, for those fine tuning tweaks or setup changes-without technical help or tools. Simply a touch of a button will make any change without interrupting your riding time! Metric Thunder carries

GMan designed The Bully M109R/M109RT for maximum HP/Torque. Actual dyno numbers will vary, which is why we focus on increase percentages.

The Bully allows for proper adjusting of the Fuel/Air ratios to allow the best possible increases for any setup…without maps, downloads or added expense.

Get Your M109R Now
Metric Thunder carries the GMas Bully Fuel Injection Controller M109R/M109RT for $279.95 plus free shipping.

Metric Thunder is Growing!!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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We are moving the showroom to better serve our Customers

As we move into our 7th year in business we are expanding our product offering, retail showroom and expertise to continue to provide the best customer service in the motorcycle industry. Here is a list of the improvements we are implementing this summer:

  • Larger retail showroom with more in-stock items in the store to see and try on
  • We are relocating the showroom on June 1, 2009 for easier customer access and visibility
  • We have expanded our Harley product line and launched www.vtwinthunder.com to serve our H-D Customers
  • In addition to Metric and H-D cruiser products, we will also be adding Sport Bikes, ATV’s and Dirt Bike parts
  • Added two management level veterans to the team to assist in keeping the company at the top if the industry
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    Jeff Lewin on his Street Glide and Jim “JC” Cantarini with his Suzuki Intruder 1500LC

    new shop-jeff.jpg Jeff started riding dirt bikes in Glamis, CA at the age of 12. “I had a Honda 90 and with my Dad’s help retro-fitted a 125 Yamaha engine. It wasn’t until I was 21 that I purchased my first street bike, a Kawaski 1000 LTD.” Jeff put about 20,000 miles on that puppy. “Before selling it I was getting too crazy on it, trying to pull wheelies, going over 100 mph etc. I guess middle age has mellowed me a bit…My current ride is 2006 H-D Street glide.”

    “I would say my favorite ride, would be to the Rock Store, we had 15 bikes along the coast, the weather was awesome and so was the company.”new shop rock store.jpg

    Here’s Thunder Bob & Son at the Rock Store last summer…

    Jeff is an experienced rider and business entrepreneur. He has owned a construction company for over 20 years, and has a very common sense approach to running a business and exceeding customer expectations, “I have never burned a bridge with any customers, and always try to make sure that they are my top priority, because with out them you might as well shut your doors.”

    new shop-jim.jpg Jim “JC” Cantarini has logged well over 100,000 miles on various motorcycles in his lifetime. He started riding at 15, back then you only needed a learner’s permit. “I would have to say that every ride is my favorite ride, except the time I rode from Bend Oregon to Riverside Calif in one day in a driving rain, snow, slush. THAT was miserable!” Jim also rides a Polaris 500 Predator ATV and wants to expand into the custom ATV parts arena and has made some preliminary steps towards that future. JimQuad.jpg

    Here’s Jim on a 500 Scrambler, before he traded up for the Preditor

    Jim spent the last 22 years working in Customer Service for Fleetwood RV’s. “I have learned that the customer is the boss, the customer pays our salary, and in order to succeed you have to Bring the Customer back to Sales through quality products, service and commitment to excellence. Metric Thunder has done those very things over the last six years. That’s why I am proud to step into an organization that has such a sterling reputation and will do my best to carry on with that tradition.”

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    We’ve got the team, the products the service and new location to meet your motorcycle parts and accessories needs! So grab a pen or pencil and write down the important information below and check back often to look for the details of our grand opening in Corona!!!

    New Metric Thunder Location

      WHERE: 9036 Pulsar Court Unit H Corona, CA 92883 (Just off the 15 freeway between Weirick and Temescal Canyon Road, about 5 miles south of the 91 freeway)
      WHEN: We will be open for business on Monday, June 1, 2009

    Metric Thunder Map

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    and printed directions from your location.

    Metric Thunder Now Features GMan Industries Products

    Saturday, January 17th, 2009
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    Ducati Unveils Two New Monsters

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
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    Ducati unveiled two new bikes destined for dealer show floors in 2009 ­ the Monster 1100 and 1100 S.

    Both bikes are powered by the two-valve 1100cc Desmodromic twin-cylinder engine that delivers 95hp at 7500rpm and 79.5lb-ft of torque at 6000rpm. The Monster 1100 weighs 372 lbs. whereas the Monster 1100 S ­ outfitted with a fully adjustable 43mm titanium nitride coated Ohlins fork; progressive Öhlins rear shock absorber with adjustable pre-load and return damping; and carbon fiber cam belt covers, silencer guards and front fender ­ loses 2.2 lbs. compared to the base model. Both versions come with removable single seat covers and micro-bikini fairings.

    The first public appearance for the Monster 1100/1100S will be at INTERMOT, the motorcycle trade fair opening in Cologne, Germany, on Oct. 8.

    Hey Crime Fighter – Lock Up Your Stuff

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008

    Make The World a Better Place

    Thunder Bob has the Helmet Lock for your Kuryakyn ISO Grips in stock and ready to rock. Metric Thunder has everything you need and nothing you don’t.

    ROAD BURNER – Latest Answers 2 Exhaust Pipe Questions

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008
    Road Burner Q&A

    The Team @ Metric Thunder will answer some of the questions most commonly asked about Road Burner exhaust pipes. If you have a question not on this list feel free to contact us at sales @ metricthunder.com or by calling our sales line at (866) 744-7900. Our office is open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm PST and 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday.

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    Midweek Sturgis Report

    Thursday, August 7th, 2008
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    Goldammer Crowned World Champion again!

    For an unprecedented third time, Canadian Roger Goldammer got the top honors being named the World Champion and overall winner of the Freestyle Class.

    After three and a half days of competition the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building has drawn to a close. What began over a year ago with a series of 12 Affiliate shows, covering four continents and an estimated over 2,000 competitors, has culminated at the pinnacle of motorcycling’s Holy Grail, Sturgis, South Dakota.

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    Sturgis Bike Week in the Black Hills

    Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
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    Sturgis Bike Week 2008

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    Bikernet Party in Sturgis

    Even with overall Bike Week attendance down, the Bikernet Brouhaha was busy from the time the doors opened ‘til all the bike contest winners were announced late in the day. Continued »

    The Italian Job

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
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    Moto Guzzi – A Vintage US Police Motorbike

    The Moto Guzzi California Vintage touring motorcycle is a motorbike that stretches back 37 years to the original V7 California, introduced in 1971.

    The California Vintage is, by design, reminiscent of the Moto Guzzi California Police motorcycles used by California Motor Officers.

    If you like the Moto Guzzi look then you will find the California Vintage a blend of retro and modern. It uses Moto Guzzi’s 1100cc 90° V-Twin, which is the company’s signature design.

    Continued »

    Roadhouse Rumbles Back!

    Friday, June 6th, 2008
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    After Weathering a Tough Transition, the Classic Exhaust Manufacturer Returns

    I hopped in the truck and took the 45 mile ride down to Lake Elsinore, CA to meet the new management team, tour the manufacturing facility and pick of a couple sets of pipes for our customers earlier this week. What I saw and heard first hand was very encouraging. Continued »

    It’s Springtime…Time to Customize!

    Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
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    Our Thunder Design Process Helps You Build Your Dreams

    Save money, save time and get a better end result in creating that custom look for your cruiser by having a plan in mind before you begin.

    Although lots of chrome usually always looks great on a cruiser, it’s important to remember that your ride should be an expression of the rider and not just a magnet for chrome.

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    Speed TV Promotes Bikernet Metric!

    Saturday, April 26th, 2008
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    Speed TV likes high performance 2 and 4 wheel machines. They also like online magazines that are into performance cruisers. That’s why they profiled Thunder Bob and his newest endeavor, BikernetMetric.com.

    BikernetMetric.com is live with weekly news columns, bike features, event coverage, tech articles, new bikes & product introductions and reviews. Click on Speed TV to view the article.

    Continued »

    Kuryakyn Triple Whammy Now in Stock!

    Thursday, April 10th, 2008
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    Make sure you are seen on the open road!

    This new kit allows you to change your stock turn signals into Run-Turn-Brake lights with easy Plug and Play installation. The optional flash mode flashes the taillights when the brakes are hit, catching the attention of anyone behind you. Continued »

    Roadliner Memphis Shades in Stock!

    Saturday, April 5th, 2008
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    Finally an aftermarket windshield for Yamaha’s flagship cruiser, the Roadliner.

    Now you can get this great windshield in clear, solar or several different gradient colors to match your bike. Just click on Memphis Shades for the Roadliner, find your size,then click on the drop down menu to pick a color. Mounting kits are sold separately under “Related Items.” Continued »

    Vote For Miss Sturgis 2008

    Thursday, March 27th, 2008
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    Final Voting Round for Miss Sturgis – The final voting round ends and the final three will move to the finalists on March 29. Miss Sturgis will be chosen by April 19th.

    CLICK HERE to make your vote.

    Remember you can only vote 1 time for each girl during each elimination so take time to look at all the ladies pages and pick your favorites to move up into the finalists.

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    Biker Urban Legend?

    Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
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    A man was working on his motorcycle on his patio and his wife was in the house in the kitchen. The man was racing the engine on the motorcycle and somehow, the motorcycle slipped into gear. Continued »

    New Suzuki M109R Windshields

    Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
    New Suzuki Boulevard M109R Windshields

    National Cycle VStream® Windshields

    Suzuki’s award winning Boulevard M109R is an incredible combination of cruiser styling and renowned Suzuki sportbike power and handling. Suzuki injected the Boulevard M109R with a potent shot of race-proven technology developed for the championship-winning GSX-R sport bikes.

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    Just In From Bikernet Metric – Suzuki Lineup

    Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
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    Boulevard M109R / M109R2 / M109R Limited Edition

    Suzuki 2008 Cruiser Lineup

    By El Jeffe

    Since 1963 Suzuki has been importing innovative motorcycles into the United States, providing riders new levels of value and reliability. The 2008 cruiser edition is a blend of traditional and innovative technology and styling.

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    Bikernet Metric News

    Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
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    Dunlop Motorcycle Tires is offering a series of high-quality collector edition Legends posters, with the net proceeds benefiting injured riders through the Clayton Memorial Foundation. Continued »

    A New Biker Flick From Quentin Tarantino

    Sunday, February 24th, 2008
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    HELL RIDE is a raucous throwback to the days of the Sergio Leone spaghetti western, with a heaping helping of testosterone-fueled chopper action thrown into the mix. Continued »

    RED TAG SALE FEATURES ROADBURNER EXHAUST!!

    Monday, February 4th, 2008

    THIS MONTH FEATURING SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING ON TOP QUALITY ROADBURNER EXHAUST!

    So if you are looking for the best deals around, you just found ’em in our RED TAG sales department.

    Red Tag Sale items are below our every day low prices, so hurry while supplies last! Click here for incredible savings on great stuff for your ride! Continued »

    Make Your Stock License Plate “Lay Down”

    Thursday, January 24th, 2008

    Here’s a low cost way to add some custom to your ride.

    Kuryakyn’s Lay Down License Plate, is made to replace your stock license plate on a Honda VTX1800R, VTX1300R and most Harley-Davidsons with a 3 bolt mounting pattern.

    Baron’s Risers Increase Comfort

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

    More Comfort Makes You Happy

    Eliminate neck, shoulder and back pain, and make your bike feel like it has power steering because of greater leverage. They look good and are made with show-quality chrome.

    BTW – Check out our new red tag sale area now!

    Kuryakyn Pro-R Hypercharger

    Friday, January 11th, 2008

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    Company: Kuryakyn
    Product: Pro-R Hypercharger

    Thunder Bob talks about the need for more speed with the Hypercharger from Kuryakyn. Designed specifically to maximize airflow into the carburetor or throttle body, the Hypercharger’s two large raised scoops channel air through a high-flow foam filter element.

    This is an incredibly cost effective way to increase air flow in any standard Hypercharger. Easy four bolt replacement of any standard trap door. Continued »

    Red Tag Sale – Big Willy VTX 1800

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
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    Save $111.00 on Big Willy

    Ok, They are quality, sound good and the best price you will see for years… Click here to order a set for your VTX today. Continued »

    Red Tag Sale – Studded Max-Pax Tour Pack

    Monday, January 7th, 2008
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    RED TAG SALE ITEM AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLY LASTS!

    As functional as it is good looking – This Willie & Max Gray Thunder Studded Max-Pax Tour Pack is on Red Tag and that means you can take $50 off at Metric Thunder now. The Super Max-Pax tour pack is designed for everyday use, not just the once a year rally or road trip. Continued »

    Hot New Product for Your Hard Krome 3″ Pipes

    Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
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    Made out of solid 100% CNC billet aluminum, the new Slayer End Caps are hot!

    Slayer flame end caps from Smartpartz. Replaces the end caps on all Hard Krome and Road Burner 3″ diameter exhaust systems Continued »

    Race Hoodie – Torian Chopper Leathers

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
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    Old Skool Cool – For Guys and Dolls

    Torian Chopper Leathers’ jackets look good on and off the lead sled. Featured here is the Race Hoody. Continued »

    4 Wheels, 375 HP and 1 Handlebar

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
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    The man from the Grand Canyon State, Roger Bourget, has come out with a new creative vehicle called the F-80 Shredder. It was unveiled at the latest SEMA show in Las Vegas. Continued »

    Christmas Update: Santa’s Village

    Monday, December 10th, 2007
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    Ok Boys and Girls, snuggle up to the screen and enjoy some quality time with Santa at his village in the North Pole. You can even send a message to Santa.

    Continued »

    Holiday Gift Giving 101

    Monday, December 3rd, 2007
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    Thunder Bob & His Rules of Christmas

    When the holidays roll around, you’re most likely confronted with choosing an appropriate gift for your customers and your staff. Selecting the right token of appreciation can be challenging!

    Follow these guidelines and you will be putting down the tarmac like Chris Carr in a tail wind.

    The Big DOs

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    BDRAG on the Loose!!

    Friday, November 30th, 2007
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    Check out this GREAT true story from our Texas freelance field reporter, BDRAG…

    Went for Tuesday night coffee with a few of the Boyz I ride with and my old man. Took the LC since its been 3 or 4 weeks since we last bonded. Weather was just wonderful. Low 70’s and clear, almost no wind, so I left the full face helmet at home. I was just going for a cup and not planning on any hauling ass. Around 8:00pm, after a few hours of lies and tails from WWII to todays BS while in traffic we break camp and head for home. Continued »

    Help Santa’s Little Helper

    Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
    Santa’s Little Helper needs a Race Hoodie from Torian

    Women need support, comfort and protection on and off a motorcycle. Torian Chopper Leathers has just what you need for Santa’s little helper… a Torian Race Hoodie. It comes in midnight black and is constructed of the softest naked-leather available today. This will be her favorite jacket because it fits well, has plenty of pockets and wears like iron. Checkout the Race Hoodie now and your sweetie will be rewarding Santa all year long.

    Santa’s at Perewitz’s Place – Nobody Cares

    Monday, November 19th, 2007

    What If Nobody Cared About Santa

    Famed builder, Dave Perewitz, had an open house this past weekend and a representative from the North Pole was in attendance!

    About Perewitz – In the world of custom motorcycle fabricators, there are people who are well-liked and people who are respected. Only a few are both, and among them, even fewer are acknowledged as deans of their industry. Dave Perewitz is a member — many would say a leader — of that very elite group.

    Cisco Burger – Restaurant Review

    Saturday, November 17th, 2007
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    Jesse James Does Hamburgers Right

    I flew into LAX from Durham, NC to meet with Thunder Bob and Bandit to discuss our next steps at Bikernet Studio.

    Thunder Bob is the voice of Bikernet TV and Bikernet Radio. Continued »

    The Wheels Through Time Museum Online

    Saturday, November 17th, 2007
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    The Wheels Through Time Museum offers The Time Machine, which is a motorcycle enthusiast’s dream. The Time Machine produces hundreds of videos available anytime, when you want it. No boundaries, no cookie cutter programming — it’s the real thing… Real school bikes, built in house. Continued »

    Just In From the Milan Show

    Thursday, November 8th, 2007
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    Honda Shows new Honda CB1000R

    From the Italian Press… Continued »

    Schwarzenegger Signs Duvall Bill On Motorcycle Performance Parts

    Thursday, November 8th, 2007

    On October 9, 2007 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the “Duvall Bill” to make it easier for Golden State riders to buy custom motorcycles. “I’m very pleased that the Governor signed AB 829 and took a stand to help both the environment and bikers across the state,” says Assemblyman Mike Duvall. “Customizing a bike is a long-standing tradition of biker culture. Motorcycles were green before ‘going green’ was fashionable. Most of them get around 50 miles to the gallon and can get even more with the help of custom parts.” Continued »

    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.

    Continued »

    Spooky – Halloween Treats

    Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
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    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 »

    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 »