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LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Calendar Kitten Corle welcomes us to the Calendar Bike Building Championship

at the old Western Town Train Station.
The lowered Red / White B
agger on the right is the Azzkiker which placed a close 2nd in Street Custom.

Max Hazan's Supercharged Husqvarna Replica Board Track Racer
Takes Best of Show at the October 15th Rider RoundUp at the

Ranch Calendar Bike Building Championship 

Paramount Movie Ranch State Park, Agoura, CA, October 15th, 2017 - The LA Calendar Motorcycle Show

 continued its now 27-year tradition as the premier outdoor street bike event in America at two exciting 2017

dates and venues this year. The 2nd event this October had the Calendar Show's Calendar Bike Building

Championship joining the 

Rider RoundUp at the Ranch produced by celebrity Calendar Bike builder Russell Mitchell and wife Rachel / Exile Cycles

at the Paramount Western Movie Ranch in Agoura, CA, just down the road from the legendary Southern California biker

hangout The Rock Store on Mulholland Highway. It was an exciting day of beautiful Custom Motorcycles, Activities,

great tasting Food Truck, BBQ and Craft Beer, Vendors, Manufacturers and Live Music.

The Rider Round Up at the Ranch was the second year celebration of Exile Cycles' 20th Anniversary Party held

at Paramount Ranch the year before, now continuing on an annual basis. And again it was a benefit to raise

money to Fight Leukemia by auctioning off products and services, together with money donated by the Vendors and Sponsors, this year raising $7000 for the Cause.

The famous Paramount Ranch movie location is a fun place to hold a bike show, with spectators being

able to ride their bikes and park in the streets of the old western town. For movie and TV Buffs, Paramount Ranch was first owned and built by Paramount Movie Studios as a western town movie set back in the 1923 for the then popular western movies. In the 1960's a paved sports car road racing track was built on the land and held races for a few years. More recently the location was the set for the popular 90s TV Series of the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. A train station was built in the western town for Dr, Quinn, including the laying of real train tracks and the installation of a live running steam locomotive with cars which operated back and forth across the set. When the Dr. Quinn TV series ended the entire Paramount Ranch including the western town movie set was given to the U.S. Park System for public use, with the condition it could still be used for filming and special events. Most recently the western set was used it the HBO TV series West World.

The Train Station Platform was the location for this year's Calendar Bike Building Championship, the custom motorcycle contest franchise feature of the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show producer by Calendar photographer Jim Gianatsis. Assisting Jim in producing this year's bike contest was Calendar Kitten Corle, who ran the morning's Contest Registration, posed for the bike owners and spectators for photos, and assisted Russell Mitchell and Jim with the authentic Mikuni Carburetor Trophies at the end of the day in the shaded concert and dining area.

Taking Best of Show at the 2017 Rider RoundUp Calendar Bike Building Championship was Max Hazan's hand crafted Supercharged KTM Single Cafe Racer. Max, who has a storefront custom bike shop in Venice Beach, CA, built this latest customer consigned bike bike from scratch around a 420cc KTM / Husqvarna 4-stroke single cylinder dirt bike engine. Max fabricated a belt drive system off the engine's crankshaft to run a mini dual rotor Supercharger fed by a Keihin FCR39 Racing Carburetor.

The KTM single's steel tube rigid frame chases hosing the water-cooled motor was built around 26-inch classic car tires with custom built spoked wheels. The tiny rear disc brake located behind the rider's right foot, operates a shaft through the frame with a fixed primary sprocket on the other side, engaged with the drive chain, to slow the rear wheel down when the foot bake is pressed. Very original! The hand made springer front forks with hydraulic damping and a front headlight that turns with the steering stem is also unique. The bike is finished off with a beautiful had made aluminum fuel tank, handlebars and many other components. It was unanimous by anyone who saw it, that Max's Supercharged KTM Board Track Racer Replica was the Show winner, one of the Calendar Bike Building Championship's best ever builds in its 26 year history.

Garnering Judge's Special Mention in this year's 2017 Championship was 2016 Best of Show winner Yuichiti Yoshizkwa,/ Custom Works Zon / who again flew in again from Japan with his complete build crew and their newest custom bike named "Zonkern". The Sportser powered sport bike featured a highly intricate aluminum tube frame with a Ducati Superbike single side rear swingarm, and full hand fabricated aluminum gas tank and bodywork.

The Calendar Bike Building Championship Championship Class Winners included Todd Daniel in Street Custom with his beautiful Turbocharged Red Bagger which premiered at the Calendar Bike Builder's Party back in July where it was photographed for the next Iron & Lace Calendar.

Also premiering back in July at the Builder's party and also photographed for the Calendar was Richard Jones' Sportster powered British replica custom, now taking the Classic American class. The Bar Hopper / Bobber Class was dominated by classic Triumph Twins from the '60s, with Anthony Robinson entering two Meriden bikes, and taking first place with the most unique which had the cylinder head reversed so the carburetors faced forward, and the exhausts ran straight out of the back of the heads.

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2017 Rider RoundUp Calendar Bike Building Championship 
Best of Show: Max Hazan's Supercharged KTM Single Cafe Racer. 
Judge's Special Mention: Yuichiti Yoshizkwa,/ Custom Works Zon Sportster
Street Custom: 1. Todd Daniel Red Turbo Bagger; 2. John Meade / Azzkikr Custom Bagger.
Bar Hopper: 1. Anthony Robinson Triumph Bobber w/ reversed heads; 2. David Bird, Triumph Bobber; 3. Anthony Robinson Triumph Bobber.
Classic American: Richard Jones Sportster British Retro; 2. Spike's custom Harley; 3. Richard Jones aluminum frame Big Twin / 2016 Show Class winner.

Russell (Mohawk and shades) and Rachel Mitchell (pink hair on the chopper) with their Exile Krew of Volunteers who worked hard to put on a great event and raised $7000 to help fight Leukemia. Thanks Guys and Gals!

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If you have these talents then we want you on our sales team. We pay top commission in the industry. Get paid weekly.

Please send us your resume or email with your work background to or call Ron Taber at 760-844-2470.

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Pink Ribbon Riders® 2017 Snow Run Tour

The Pink Ribbon RidersĀ® 2017 Snow Run Tour gears up for the 13th season of helping those in need.

Fundraising events open to men and women to help make one day a little less stressful for those battling breast cancer.

We invite you to attend an Event Free, compliments of  Pink Ribbon Riders®

The Pink Ribbon Riders organization continues to help those in need by hosting the Snow Run Tour¯ that consists of 5 Snow Run events held in 5 states starting in January of 2017. The Snow Run event is open to men and women of all ages and has a day and half of fun planned for those attending. A social gathering is set for Friday night that welcomes the participants of the events followed by a Saturday activity of snowmobiling and finishes up with a banquet and awards dinner. You can attend the event if you are a rider or non- rider, the goal is getting together for a great cause of helping those in need.  In total the organization has given $1.5 million since the start in 2006.

The Snow Run Tour will kick off in January in Michigan and then head to a new host location in Wisconsin at the Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River on the 27th of January.  In February the tour continues heading back east to New York in Old Forge for the oldest Snow Run celebrating 13 years!  To round out the end of February on the 24th is back to the Midwest to the Grand Ely Lodge in Ely. If that is not enough excitement, the tour finishes in the west at the Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Wyoming on the holiday of Saint Patrick!

The mission of the Pink Ribbon Riders organization is to provide direct financial assistance to men and women battling breast cancer and make on day less stressful. Financial gifts are given in $500.00 increments through the Patient Assistance Program.  For more information on how to sign up for an event, or share with a friend about the Patient Assistance Program visit us at:

2017 Snow Run Tour Schedule:

January 20 & 21 - 11th Michigan Snow Run, Eagles Lodge Gaylord

January 27 & 28 - 10th Wisconsin Snow Run, Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River

February 17 & 18 - 13th New York Snow Run, George Hildebrandt Recreation Center, Old Forge

February 24 & 25 - 11th Minnesota Snow Run, Grand Ely Lodge, Ely

March 17 & 18  -  10th Wyoming Snow Run, Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Moran 

Pink Ribbon Riders,   5420  Beckley Road,  Battle Creek, MI 49015        

Pink Ribbon Riders is a 501 c (3) non profit organization. The Pink Ribbon Riders name is trademarked and registered.

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Yamaha Superbike Challenge of New Jersey
September 9–11, 2016; Millville, New Jersey

Yamaha Superbike Challenge

MotoAmerica will visit New Jersey Motorsports Park for its final race of the 2016 series and the crowning of its series champions. The series will conclude on the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway, a track that features 12 corners and a half-mile straightaway.

New Jersey Motorsports Park has proven to provide exciting finales to the AMA Superbike series on a track the riders enjoy.

The top Superbike racers return to NJMP September 9 – 11 for the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship of New Jersey II. The race weekend will include two full days of racing—doubleheader events—for the Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, and Bazzaz Superstock 600 classes, plus vendors and fun for the whole family. NJMP will also host the KTM RC 390 Cup, a spec class open to riders age 14-22.

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Most Awaited Motorcycles to Be Launched
Throwback article from March 2015. What do you think?


You all are familiar with the word motorcycle. It does not really matter if you own a car or not, somewhere in the back of your mind, you have fantasized about riding a bike. You might have ridden bikes like the Kawasaki Versys 1000LT, Ducati Scrambler and Yamaha FJ-09 this year. But the innovation never comes to an end and new bikes are always ready to be launched around the end of the year. Below are the 10 motorcycles, which you would be able to ride, to move to the New Year "2016".

1. Kawasaki H2/H2R

It lies at the top of the list of bikes to be ridden. Its chain and gear driven blower rotates 10 times the speed of a crankshaft with a 200 plus mph machine. H2 is known for its straight line ability and speed, which are controlled by the best suspension and brakes of the heavy motorbike.

2. Ducati 1299 Panigale S

This is the first production of Ducati, who has broken its own record of 200-horsepower. Its 1285 cc Superquadro V-twin engine produces 106.7 pound-feet force at 8,750 RPM and gives 205-horsepower at 10,500 RPM.

3. Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha has been known for making superb bikes. The latest bike, Yamaha YZF-R1 features big valves, cross plane crank, compact combustion chambers, titanium connecting rods, higher 13:1 compression and the most important and powerful 998cc 4-cylinder engine. To keep a trace on the weight it has introduced titanium exhausts, LED lights and magnesium wheels.

4. Honda RC213V-S

This model was unveiled at the EICMA bike show in Milan. Its design is made to steal the attention from Yamaha YZF-R1, Ducati 1299 Panigale S and Kawasaki H2/H2R.

5. Ducati Multistrada 1200S

The Desmodromic Variable timing works with the powerful 1199cc Testastretta V-twin engine to bring wonders to the ride. It features broad midrange power, an excellent top end, which is kept open, superb low-end torque, semi-active suspensions and enhanced electronics.

6. BMW S1000XR

The new BMW S1000XR is made to rule the roads. It is introduced with huge windscreen, comfortable seats and latest electronics set with four-cylinders to provide powerful performance.

7. Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Husky unveiled 701 Supermoto at the EICMA bike show in Milan. To make it delightful for the riders it features KTM based 690cc single cylinder engine, narrow chassis, WP suspension, grippy rubber and big brakes to control the Supermoto.

8. KTM 1290 Super Adventure

KTM 1290 Super Adventure motorbike is typically known for its superb 1301cc LC8 V-twin engine. For the much awaiting riders it has embraced the bike with LED cornering lights, semi-active WP suspension, 7.9-gallon fuel tank, heated grips and latest electronic suite with traction control, and lean-sensitive ABS.

9. Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS

While making the bike, Suzuki focused on providing a powerful bike, as well as comfort and safety to the rider. It features servo actuated exhaust valve and aluminum frame with three mode traction control.

10. Harley-Davidson LiveWire

LiveWire was not a plan of Harley this year, but due to the impressive feedback of a few bikes which used this, they manufactured a bike with this feature. It is a bike with three-phase DC motor, lithium-ion battery, aluminum frame that can reach a speed of 95 mph easily.

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Harley-Davidson Museum Special Exhibits


Summer of Speed: Racing Exhibits The summer of speed starts now with three special racing exhibits.

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blank 07/05/16 11:15AM Motorcycle Drag Racing, NHRA Nationals, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Race Results, Readers Pics

Harley-Davidson scores a clean sweep in Norwalk drag races

Ed Krawiec defeats Andrew Hines in all-Harley final round

Norwalk, Ohio, June 26—Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines racer Ed Krawiec swept the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Aboard a thundering Harley-Davidson V-Rod drag bike, Krawiec was the top qualifier for the event and then blasted through Sunday elimination rounds, defeating his Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines teammate, Andrew Hines, in an all-Harley-Davidson motorcycle final round.

“Anytime I race Andrew in the final it’s fun because we can line up and know that the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle team has already won,” said Krawiec, who leads in Pro Stock Motorcycle points with three wins in four final-round appearances after five events this season. “As a team we had a great weekend. I set a quick qualifying time on Friday night when it was about 20 degrees cooler than it was Sunday, and we were able to adjust our tune-up and maintain that V-Rod motorcycle power through the weekend.”

NHRA Drag Racing

Krawiec raced his motorcycle to a new Pro Stock Motorcycle track-record elapsed time of 6.822 seconds in the second round of qualifying on Friday, a run that stood up on Saturday to earn Krawiec the top seed for eliminations. Krawiec also posted the fastest top speed of the weekend at 196.56 mph. Hines, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, qualified second with a close 6.853-second time.

Krawiec and Hines each won three elimination rounds on Sunday to advance to the final, the 20th time the pair of Pro Stock Motorcycle champions have faced off with a Wally trophy on the line. The racers left the starting line together with an identical 0.019-second reaction time, but Krawiec prevailed with a 6.926-second ET to best the 6.937-second run by Hines. Krawiec has now won 34 Pro Stock Motorcycle finals in his career.

Krawiec and Hines race on competition motorcycles inspired by the unrelenting performance and sleek street style of the Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special, a motorcycle powered by a liquid-cooled 60 degree V-twin engine ready to breathe a little fire onto the street and is available at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships.

After five of 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events for the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Krawiec leads the class with 557 points and Hines is in second place with 391 points.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team returns to action July 7–10 at the Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.

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Top Seven Movies Made Cooler by Motorcycles
Guest Article

Motorcycles have appeared in hundreds of movies since the inception of the big screen. Some movie directors, however, used the genius tactic of shining a spotlight on these fine machines in their movies, instantly making these flicks much cooler than they would have been with a mere glimpse of the bike, or worse, no bike at all. Here are the top seven movies that were made that much cooler by their inclusion.

7. Wild Hogs

Even the comedic genius of the combination of Tim Allen, John Travolta, William H. Macy, and Martin Lawrence would not have been enough to save this movie without the constant presence of the actual "hogs." These iconic bikes bring instant credibility to the screen while giving Allen, Travolta, and Macy at least a little street cred.

6. Robocop 2

Okay, Robocop by himself is already pretty cool. When you bring motorcycles into the mix, however, it is cinema gold. In the movie, Robocop mans a stray soft tail custom bike and chases down a box truck with it! Just like that an already cool movie got a lot cooler.

5. Rocky III

By this third installment of Rocky, the boxer (and the movie franchise itself) had started to lose his cool factor. Instead of being the tough, brash, unrefined fighter, Rocky was now rich, polished, married, and a dad. The only thing that could save Rocky in this current state is a motorcycle. Rocky rides the bike through Philadelphia and up to the statue that was erected in his honor, only to pelt the metal monument with his helmet in his anger and disillusionment at the loss of his trainer, Mick.

4. Animal House

This movie has a pretty high cool rating to begin with, but the injection of a motorcycle only adds to the cool factor. The scene that makes this movie is the character D-Day ripping up a flight of stairs on that beloved bike and ending his joyride by belting out a tune through his throat.

3. The Cannonball Run

What can be cooler than Burt Reynolds in a screwball comedy about a bunch of amateurs racing throughout the country? How about, as an added bonus, Peter Fonda riding a motorbike and mocking his own role as Easy Rider.

2. The Expendables

Generally action flicks are pretty cool, especially when they include the likes of Sly Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. What makes this movie incredibly cool, however, is the scene where Rourke uses his chopper as a portable tattoo parlor and inks up Stallone right on it.

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

On its own this movie would not have much cool factor. While Harrison Ford has a large role, Shia LeBeouf has a larger one, and that fact hurts this movie. What helps the movie, though, is LeBeouf's use of a motorcycle to rescue Ford and then ride through a library in an intense chase scene.

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