Photos from the 2017 Minneapolis IMS

February 7, 2017

This past weekend the Progressive International Motorcycle Show rolled into Minneapolis, MN and The V-Twin Blog was there to take pictures and get you close to the action. Hope you enjoy the photo gallery. Ride or Die!


Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, and Roadmaster Classic???

February 3, 2017

  Indian Motorcycle Company has registered three new motorcycles with the California Air Resources Board under the names Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, and Roadmaster Classic. What tdo you think we’ll see on February 25th? Whatever it is check out on February 25th to get all the details. Ride or Die,


Harley-Davidson Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2016 Results

January 31, 2017

  Market Share Gains in the U.S. While Industry Sales Decline   MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31, 2017 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) fourth quarter 2016 diluted EPS increased 22.7 percent to $0.27 compared to $0.22 in the same period of 2015. In the fourth quarter of 2016, net income was $47.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.11 billion versus net income of $42.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.18 billion in the year-ago period….


Polaris Shutting Down Victory Motorcycles

January 9, 2017

Victory Motorcycle Important Announcement   MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2017) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations. Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Today’s announcement does not affect any other Polaris business…


5 ways motorcycles have made my life better

December 26, 2016

  As we close out 2016 I am here reflecting on how motorcycles have made my life better, below I have compiled a list of 5 ways owning and riding a motorcycle have made my life better: 1. Better driver Recent studies conducted revealed that motorcyclists have a better knowledge of the rules of the road than people on four wheels.  In 2012 Equity Red Star compared car drivers to…


5 things I wish I’d known when I started doing my own motorcycle maintenace

December 21, 2016

Youtube is your shop hand Back in the day you would have to either call up a buddy that knew how to work on bikes, quiz the mechanic at the local shop or dealership on how to do the work, or just through trial and error hope you get it right. In the information age, YouTube has become a great how-to resource. A channel like Delboys Garage brings a huge library of repair…


Hear the V-Twin Blogger on the Motorcycle Men Podcast

November 30, 2016

This week I was honored to have the opportunity to be interviewed for the motorcycle men podcast and talk about a bunch of topics include the blog, here is a description and a link to episode 62. You can definitely hear how much fun we had with the interview. This is mature content. From the Motorcycle Men website: EPISODE 62 – NO BUKTU, COLD WEATHER AND LARRY  Hello boys and girls,…


How to buy a motorcycle helmet online

November 28, 2016

I’ve stated before that I am guilty of not wearing a helmet most of the time but,  I do believe in wearing one (I just don’t believe in being forced to wear one). With that being said, I decided to create a post about buying a motorcycle helmet online since gift card season is just around the corner, and buying a helmet might not be a bad way to send some…