An unidentified motorcyclist traveling along Interstate 20 in Atlanta, GA on Monday ended up in the hospital with critical injuries after the highway underneath him buckled, sending him into the air and 10-15 feet down the highway. According to the Associated Press, the motorcyclist was traveling at high speed along the interstate, when the pavement began to buckle due to a gas leak. He couldn’t avoid colliding with the damaged section of highway and was “catapulted through the air”. He was one of two accidents that occurred on that buckled section of I-20.
According to Reuters, Harley-Davidson has had a bit of a rough start to 2017. Despite plans to create new and improved motorcycle models in the upcoming years, plus maintaining their stronghold on American Manufacturing, the American-made motorcycle company has reported at 14.7% loss in motorcycle shipments so far this year. They’ve kept their financial outlook unchanged, though they have also seen a 4%, or $57.00 loss in the stock market just this week. Their motorcycle shipments specifically fell by 70,831 units in the quarter ending on March 26, compared with its forecast shipments of 66,000-71,000 units.
Guys, there’s a ton of us motorcyclists in this world. Are you looking to meet people that share the same interest and enthusiasm about motorcycles that you do? Do you want to expand on your motorcycle family and include new people into your circle? If you do, then this post was made for you – because today at BON, we’re sharing with you, 5 of the most successful ways to meet other motorcyclists. If you’re just wanting some new friends, maybe a romantic interest or two, or just someone to ride with, then this is definitely something you want to read.
John Warren Geils Jr., the guitarist known as J. Geils, who rose to fame through his hit single “Centerfold” was found dead at the age of 71. He was the founder and member of the J. Geils Band, an American rock band formed in 1968 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Reports say that he was found dead by the Groton, MA Police Department in his Groton, MA home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 after they were called to perform a wellness check on him. He was declared dead at the scene.
‘The Wild One’ is a 1953 American film, considered to be the original outlaw biker film, and the first ever to examine American outlaw motorcycle gang violence. It starred Marlon Brando as Johnny Strabler, a surly, sneering and rebellious leader of a 40-man motorcycle gang, who wore the trademark black-leather jacket (with Johnny scrawled on the left chest), round dark shades, a white T-shirt, bulky aviator’s cap, skin-tight jeans, black gloves, and of course, boots. His persona would live to become a cultural icon of the 1950’s.
Courtesy of Grilled, today we have for all of you BBQ loving people, a delectable recipe for Maple Cayenne Ribs. Once you see how these are made, you won’t be able to wait to get that grill fired up! They’re a delicious blend of juicy meat with flavorful spices like buffalo, lime, pepper, maple, and cayenne…once you try these, you may never want traditional BBQ ribs ever again! Put your aprons on, BON family, and get the full recipe for all of this deliciousness, below.
To be honest, we’re not sure if this particular Harley-Davidson commercial ever aired on television. Maybe you guys can tell us. We love it when you guys lend us a helping hand with stuff like this. Anyway, we have a special place in our hearts for the advertising team over at Harley-Davidson. The commercials they manage to think up are always entertaining. They seriously have some of the best advertising in the business, and with the commercial we are sharing with you today, you’ll see why we love their advertisements so much!
Picture it; you’re walking down the street an you come across a damsel having trouble mounting her motorcycle. She’s in a short skirt and just can’t seem to make the landing onto her bike without ripping it. She’s trying and trying; can’t quite figure out how to make it happen, and she looks to you for help. What do you do? Do you shake your head and walk away, or do you acknowledge that there’s a very sexy lady in trouble right in front of you and offer your help?
Do you guys watch the TV Series ‘How It’s Made‘? Personally, we find it to be just about one of the most interesting shows on television. The show is a documentary television series that premiered on January 6, 2001 on the Discovery Channel in Canada, and the Science Channel in the United States, and they’ve dedicated a portion of one of their episodes to the Harley-Davidson brand. They’ve highlighted everything we’ve ever wanted to know about how a Harley-Davidson is made, and we just think it’s so cool.
Guys! It’s April 7th, and do you know what that means? It’s National Beer Day! Cheers! Celebrate the day with your favorite brew, and this awesome BON post, because we’re celebrating the day with a photo gallery of tiny beer cap motorcycles. You read that right. There’s an awesome lady named Pamela Smith, who owns and operates Beer Cap Motorcycles, a business out of De Soto, MO. She creates motorcycle models, by hand, out of actual beer caps, and sells them for $15.00/EA or as a pair of two for $20.00.
Any of y’all moving soon? Don’t be the guy in today’s video. Please. We beg of you. Don’t do it. Just don’t. We’ve all been there at least once – we’re packing up to move our lives into a new house, a new city, or a new state. Of course our motorcycles go with us – they’re our babies. And we aren’t always lucky enough to be able to ride them to their new homes. Sometimes we have to load them up onto a truck and save them some mileage. And that’s perfectly okay – if you’re not the guy in the video below.
We love to have our fair share of motorcycle fails here at BON right? Today’s your lucky day, BON friends and family, because we have in store, just for you, video of a super ridiculous Harley-Davidson burnout fail! No joke, the only burnout happening on this cruiser, is on the clutch. This video is almost painful to watch, really. The rider setup to burnout in style, with confidence, thinking he was about to lay down some serious rubber….annnnnd nope. Just nope. He pulled off a whole lot of nope.
Motorcycles don’t get more vintage than the D-RAD R9. Deutsche Werke AG, the manufacturer of the D-RAD R9, used to be just a state-owned armaments manufacturer, before diversifying into the production of bedsteads, agricultural machinery, and railway rolling stock after The Great War. Around the year 1921, they set up the company Deutsche Kraftfahrzeugwerke AG in Spandau, to manufacture motorcycles under the ‘Star’ brand name. While we can’t be sure of the year of the particular motorcycle in today’s video, we do know that it was produced between the years 1929 and 1930 – read on to find out why.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – “Roll Me Away”
“Roll Me Away” (1982) was written by American rock artist Bob Seger, for the album ‘The Distance’ by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. The song peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is featured on the ‘Armageddon’ movie soundtrack, and in addition, the song is played in its entirety in the final scene and closing credits of the 1985 film, ‘Mask’, starring Cher and Eric Stoltz. It was also the closing song from the 1984 film ‘Reckless’, as Aidan Quinn & Daryl Hannah drove off on Aidan’s motorcycle. It was also used as Bob Seger’s opening song on his ‘Face The Promise Tour’ in 2006-2007, which was his first tour in a decade.
Duuude…it’s Tuesday. And since we’re such believers in tradition, we’re giving you the scoop on how to make today the ultimate Taco Tuesday! You don’t want to serve up the every day, boring, fall over, messy tacos for Taco Tuesday, right? How about serving up bacon weave tacos – with shells made out of your favorite strips of bacon? Oh hell yeah, that’s more than possible, because today at BON, we’re giving you the how-to on making it happen. Are you ready for the ultimate Taco Tuesday, BON Family? Let’s do it!!
Starting tomorrow, April 5, 2017, Scottsdale, AZ will be hosting the highly anticipated Arizona Bike Week 2017! The event will be held at Westwood of Scottsdale (16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ) and will run until Sunday, April 9th. This is the 21st year of the event, and there will be many festivities to celebrate – including rides, daily demos, stunt shows, music, food, and more! Rock bands and artists KoRn, Bret Michaels, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and more! This is a party you won’t want to miss!
The Brand New 2017 Harley Davidson Street Rod promises to be a fun time, with the highly anticipated High Output Revolution X™ V-Twin engine, that boasts 46 cu in and a bore/stroke of 3.4/2.6 in. It’s safe to say with this model, Harley-Davidson is at it again! The Street Rod has always been one of our most favorite line of motorcycles over here at BON, and 2017 looks to be a promising year for the longtime Harley-Davidson model. This year’s Street Rod is a muscular middle-weight bike built to blitz the city streets.
Back during the Christmas season, we introduced you to the amazing acapella band, Home Free. And we are so glad we did, because fast forward a few months, and they’re covering Keith Urban’s new song “Blue Ain’t Your Color“, and you have to hear it. We love Keith Urban, right? We’re going to develop some real love for Home Free today too! The boys of Home Free added a sweet Motown twist to the song, which rose to popularity rapidly when it was released by country hottie, Keith Urban.
Have you found yourself wondering if motorcycle clubs are just for men and their old ladies? Times are changing in the motorcycle community, as more and more women are taking charge of the iron horse, and with those times, motorcycle clubs exclusively for ladies are becoming more and more popular of a concept. Today, we’ll be telling you about just 5 of the many motorcycle clubs for women that are out there today.
How many times have you wanted to tell a cager just to back the f*@k up? But it’s a lot of work, dismounting from your bike, walking up to a mindless idiot driver, and trying to get them to listen. Well, those days are a thing of the past – because Skull Society just released a badass biker tee that will tell all those dumb, distracted drivers the very important message for you. It is the perfect tee to kick off the 2017 riding season with!
Forget about the days of putting a slice of pineapple underneath the burger bun. Those day have passed. Thanks to the BBQ Pit Boys, everyone now knows what the future of the pineapple burger looks like – these BBQ masters have made the ultimate pineapple bacon burger and they’ve put the pineapple right inside the burger patty. It’ll have you wondering why you didn’t think of doing it yourself years ago. The best part is? We’ve got their video tutorial to share with you to day on how to make their signature pineapple bacon burger so you can get to making your very own too!
YouTuber lawmansbabe1969 has provided us with some pretty epic internet gold for today! She uploaded some video a few year back of her man’s first ever ride on a Harley-Davidson (if we’re not mistaken, it was his first ride ever), and it goes so horribly wrong, that we can’t help but share it. There’s seriously more wrong than right in this video – so much so that we might actually use it as a reason to hand out some helpful beginner’s riding tips in this post.
It’s no secret that vehicle thefts are on an all time rise, and motorcycles are no exception to it. More than 40,000 motorcycles are stolen each year in the United States – a total of 45,555 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2015 alone – so what can you do to prevent yourself from falling victim to having yours stolen? The video we have for you today details an incredible 110db Alarm Disc Lock for your motorcycle – which is a must have when our iron horses are being targeted by thieves.
Holy crap. It is estimated that only 4.4% of deer crashes in the United States involve motorcyclists. That is why it is so shocking that during a Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a deer would run across the road and take out a motorcyclist while attempting to jump over him. No joke, it really happened. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is done worldwide, on the same day, every year, to raise awareness for prostate cancer – but this particular deer did not care on that day. The motorcyclist himself is incredibly lucky, as most deer vs motorcycle crashes prove to be fatal.
Chrome isn’t just a browser on your desktop screen, ladies and gents, it’s a versatile styling tool when it comes to your bikes, your cars, and just about anything else you want to see shine! The chrome movement is still going strong; a large portion of the motorcycle community does still have an appreciation for it despite the hype that follows it, and that’s why today, we’re sharing video with you of an insane spray on chrome – it literally appears just before your eyes! You have to see it to believe it!
Matias Ferreira, a 28 year old motorcyclist and Marine Corps Veteran just became the first double-amputee to hold a full-time Police Officer position in the United States. The Afghanistan War Veteran was sworn in as an officer to the Suffolk County, NY Police Department on Friday, March 24, 2017 after having just completed 29 weeks of police training at the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island. Ferreria was a Lance Corporal in the Marines in 2011 when he was injured; he lost his legs just below the knee during a nighttime operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
This is not your average song/lyrics share. Today’s motorcycle music is played on a vintage Glaser Steers (Speedminder) turntable, Heathkit / Daystrom branded; a 1955 RCA 20-6260 at 78 rpm. This is not something you get to witness every day. Enjoy, BON Family!
Today’s video will take you back to the days of riding on those long, twisty, and totally unsafe back roads with your parents. If we could name this particular video, it would be one word, and one word only: nostalgia. This is how you remember dad and all of his biker buddies – riding old school bikes that they likely pieced together all weekend long. And there are no days you remember better as a kid, watching them with their bikes, knowing someday, you’d be doing the same thing.
*DISCLAIMER* – No bikers were hurt in the making of this video. (At least we don’t think so.)
Just kidding! Today’s video is a hilarious scene from the 2002 movie “The Sweetest Thing“, starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair. “The Sweetest Thing” is an American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and written by Nancy Pimental, who based the characters on herself and real-life friend Kate Walsh. In the clip we have for you today, bikini-clad stars Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate ruin the life of a biker in the funniest way!
If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with the Food Network. And why not? They hold the key to the food world. They’ve saved my ass on so many occasions, and have given me the knowledge and expertise to throw barbecues all summer long that make my neighbors envious. That’s an important skill when it comes to being a member of the motorcycle community, which is why today, we’re giving you the in on how to make bacon-wrapped avocado eggs. They’d be a fine appetizer at any barbecue, or even a simple, yet delicious addition to your breakfast regimen. Thanks to the Food Network, even your most avocado-hating friends will be loving this delicious bacon wrapped treat.
This bike cop from Grand Prairie, TX will blow you away with his insane motorcycle riding skills! Police Officers who serve their communities via motorcycle have to pass a series of exams and skill tests, with their primary responsibilities on the force including, but not being limited to traffic enforcement, escort assignments, and special event traffic control, and in addition, those who become a motorcycle cop may sometimes be dispatched to patrol calls as a back-up or as a primary unit if needed. To become a motorcycle cop, officers must already be employed as police officers and must have between 2 and 4 years of experience, depending on the agency in which they work for.
BON and Skull Society need your help! The Spring 2017 riding season has officially began, and we’ve kicked off a new campaign that could save a biker’s life! It could save your life, and the lives of those you love! Help us spread the word to drivers everywhere – PUT THE PHONE DOWN!!! We’ve seen it far too often. Bikers are killed every day across America, and it could be easily prevented!
The Alice in Chains Tribute Band Face Lift kicked off Daytona Bike Week 2017 at the Rok Bar on Daytona Beach, and trust us, you can’t wait to see exclusive video from the performance! Face Lift hails from Chicago, IL and boasts band members Brendan Maier (Vocals), Willie Max (Lead Guitar), Guy Bazilewich (Bass), and Rick Cuevas (Drums). The band concentrates solely on the Layne Staley period and performs such well-known hits as “Man In The Box”, “Rooster”, and “Would?”, as well as many others.
Few things are more iconic to Daytona Beach than the Main Street strip at Daytona Bike Week! Enjoy what Daytona Bike Week 2017’s Main Street strip has to offer with these exclusive video from the event! See all of the bikes, the babes, and the infamous Bike Week Banner!
Today, March 10, 2017, kicks off Daytona Beach Bike Week’s 76TH year. That’s a lot of years to keep the biggest motorcycle party in the US going strong. But how much do we really know about the history of the event? When did it first start? What was it like right at the beginning? Today, we’ll be answering those questions, and giving you a detailed history on how Daytona Beach’s Bike Week has evolved over the course of 76 long, amazing years.
BMW Motorrad is excited for the 76TH Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week, as it’s their first opportunity to showcase their brand new 2017 BMW K 1600 B model on the East Coast. They’ve dubbed it their most stylish and smooth touring motorcycle, and it’s one of the first bagger bikes on their six-cylinder K 1600 platform. The German manufacturing company developed this specific motorcycle model with American riders and American roads in mind – and all of the Daytona Bike Week 2017 attendees will have the opportunity to check it out this week.
We know some of you will be logging some serious miles today as you head into Daytona, FL for the 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week. Nothing makes the ride smoother than a badass playlist – and that’s why we’ve dug up 3 incredible hours of the best motorcycle music for you to cruise into Daytona with! Ahhhh, few things are better than coasting down the open road on two wheels, with the exhaust purring, and the music playing.
The excitement is in the air today, as the 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week kicks off! Today is the day, BON family! Bike week attendees have been trickling into Daytona throughout this past week, getting ready for the biggest motorcycle party of the year. Today, thousands more will head into Daytona as Bike Week officially gets underway. Daytona city officials expect 500,000 bikers to cruise down Main Street for the 10-day festival, which will run now through March 19th.
The 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week starts in less than 48 hours, and ahead of the festivities, we’re giving you the lowdown on the best motorcycle shows scheduled to rock your experience at the event! While there will be awesome vendors, bodacious babes, fabulous eats, and sunshine for miles, we cannot let the opportunity pass to honorably mention the 5 best custom motorcycle shows of Daytona Bike Week 2017! Check out what’s to come right here on BON!
If you haven’t yet heard of the Sons of Speed Inaugural Race, that is set to debut during this year’s Daytona Bike Week, you are missing out! Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race summons all that we love about motorcycle history, taking us back to the world of the stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Tickets have been selling fast for the highly anticipated race, that will feature twenty daredevil motorcycle racers. It will run Saturday, March 18, 2017 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida.
This week, the Daytona, FL Chamber of Commerce named artist Mathew Hintz as the official artist of Daytona Bike Week 2017. Hintz created the official poster for the 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week with a distinctive layered-paint style, depicting a classic motorcycle fuel tank with a Florida palm tree reflected in the chrome gas cap. Hintz is the proud owner of his very own art studio, Hintz Studios, and has been creating beautiful pieces of motorcycle-inspired art for over 20 years.
The contest is well underway to win the official motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week 2017, with nearly 3,000 tickets already sold to date! The fully customized 2010 Harley-Davidson Ultra Class will go home with one lucky Daytona Bike Week participant, no matter how many tickets are sold for the contest. The contest, much like this motorcycle, is very unique – there are a limited number of entries, meaning only 4,500 tickets can be sold. However, the contest will still go on if that number hasn’t been met. Have you bought your ticket for the contest yet?
The 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week is now less than a week away, and as always, the event promises to be an action packed week filled with motorcycles, babes, brews, food, and the best that Florida has to offer in the music scene. We’ve got the exclusive on one of the most sought-after shows during this year’s Daytona Bike Week – NOVA REX will be performing nearly all week long, Wednesday March 15th – Saturday March 18th right at Daytona Bike Weeks #1 destination, Main Street Station!