FORMER INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CEO ARRESTED

July 30, 2008

Former Indian Motorcycle CEO Rey Sotelo, who was arrested June 15 by state and federal agents on suspicion of racketeering and conspiracy of trafficking stolen parts, loan-sharking, and doing business with outlaw motorcycle clubs.

Local motorcycle luminary Rey Sotelo retired from the business six years ago, but federal prosecutors accused the Gilroy man last week of helping a central California chop shop send a stolen Harley-Davidson to Sweden – without Uncle Sam’s permission.

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Zipper’s Performance Products

July 30, 2008

For over 27 years, Zipper’s Performance Products has had one simple mission: Improving the performance of the Great American V-Twin. From humble beginnings as a two-man machine shop, Zipper’s has sustained steady growth throughout the years by adding top-notch staff members developing the latest technology into well-engineered parts and engine kits that offer true value through their performance and durability.

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Brass Balls Bobbers’ Tattoo Motorbike

July 30, 2008

The Brass Balls Bobbers’ Tattoo Motorbike is designed to cut through the wind and carve through traffic like a hot knife through butter.

Tattoo Motorbike

The Tattoo sled is full of details that are well thought out and when all to pieces are combined together it makes this bobber a true original.

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Taking Your Softail To Sturgis? Come Back with Lead In Your Pistol!

July 30, 2008

New Pipes Try A Zipper’s Kit For Ultimate Performance

There is nothing like shooting by the South Dakota country side in a well performing Softail. And if you are looking for better performance and more economy then look no further than Black Hills Harley-Davidson.


Zipper’s is setting up shop at the Black Hills dealership for guys and gals looking for the benefits of a high-performance package. They will be providing the D&D Low Cat pipe and EFI solution.

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Brass Balls Bobbers Takes Easyriders’ Top10

July 28, 2008

V-Twin and Easyriders’ Magazine selected Brass Balls Bobbers as one of ten top American production motorcycles.

Easyriders selected the best of the best, which includes quality motorcycles across the spectrum of styles and investments.

Brass Balls Bobbers finds that it is in good company with Harley-Davidson’s Cross Bones, Big Bear Choppers’ Paradox, Big Dog’s Pitbull, Detroit Bros.’ Assault, Victory’s Kingpin, Harley’s Dyna Wide Guide, Intrepid’s Snub Nose, Sucker Punch Sallys’ Swinger and Orange County Choppers’ SR Cruiser.

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Bat-Pod Technology

July 27, 2008

Dark Knight’s Bat-Pod Took Up-Armored Road From Garage to Set


Re-inventing the motorcycle for the Caped Crusader took more than green screens and gadgets. Chris Nolan and Co. built a custom bike from plumbing parts and modded exhaust tubing, then loaded it with weapons and prayed the world’s best stuntman on two wheels didn’t fall off.

The DIYers behind this summer’s hottest film take PM for an exclusive look at the making of Batman’s new ride. Get all the details here at Popular Science.

The Bat-Pod, a motorcycle-ATV hybrid that lands eye-popping stunts sans CGI, a hand-built bike that fires grappling hooks—while shape-shifting.


Youtube: Don’t Mess With The Bat-Pod

July 27, 2008

55 Seconds of Non-Stop Action

Bat-Pod Technology
The Bat-Pod is so outrageous because it’s tricked out with grappling hooks, cannons and machine guns. The front and rear tires are both a monstrously huge 508 millimeters, and the engines are in the hubs of each wheel.

Steering isn’t by hand but by shoulder, since there aren’t handlebars. Instead, there are shields that fit each arm like sleeves and have the ability to rotate around the bike’s frame. The two foot pegs are set 3 1/2 feet apart on either side of the tank, which the rider lies on, belly down.

That tank also moves up and down – you know, in case Batman needs to dodge bullets or slide under semis.