The 76th Annual Daytona Bike Week kicks off one week from today, on March 10, 2017 and runs through March 19, 2017. The highly anticipated event will feature several American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned events for riders, racers and motorcycle fans of all ages,which include a road ride and racing in many disciplines. Attendees are encouraged to get involved in as many of the events as they can, so today, right here at BON, we have the official events schedule for Daytona Bike Week 2017, straight from the American Motorcycle Association. Get a load of everything going on at this year’s Daytona Bike Week, below.
Whaaaat?! Did you ever think you’d see the words “Poison”, “original lineup”, and “new tour” together in a single sentence ever again?! You’re not crazy – Poison, the American Rock Band that hit the height of their success in the 1980’s has some pretty big news and you are going to love it!! The band has announced their first headline tour in more than a decade, with their original band lineup, detailing 6 separate shows for their 2017 North American tour that will feature bands Def Leppard and Tesla. The Poison lineup features all original bands members – singer Bret Michaels, guitarist CC DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett.
50 years ago today, on March 1, 1967, it was a historical day for the late English Rock Band, The Beatles. It was the day they began recording the insanely popular song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds‘, which was written by Beatles’ singer and co-founder John Lennon, though it was always credited to him and bandmate Paul McCartney.
YouTuber RelentlessIrons18 wrote and shared an incredibly tragic and moving biker poem through his personal YouTube, and we’d be heartless if we didn’t share it with our beautiful BON Family. Get the tissues ready for this one, because it is sad, and scary, and you won’t see that ending coming.
Have you ever listened to motorcycle slang and wondered what it means? Can you differentiate between a bobber and a bar hopper? Do you know what a rat bike is? If you answered no to any of the above questions, don’t sweat it, because at BON today, we’re hashing out 10 funny, yet accurate motorcycle terms, that’ll give you the upper hand on knowing what all the crazy motorcycle slang means. Are you ready?
Pro Harley-Davidson Stunt Rider Christina Billings is one of the most badass lady bikers out there today. She is well versed in the world of motorcycle stunt riding, and competes regularly in motorcycle stunt competitions. Her bike of choice? The 2015 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200. Weighing in at 584 lbs in running condition, the 2015 Sportster 1200 is a difficult bike for anyone to perform stunts on, as its much heavier than the typical stunt bikes, but Christina does it with ease. Today, we have exclusive video of her performing stunts on her personal Sportster (plus, other bikes), and it is amazing!
The younger generation of today remembers “Simple Man‘ as a mainstream rock song performed by the popular modern rock band Shinedown. And while Shinedown did amazing things with their cover of the song, it originally was released in 1973 and quickly rose to fame as one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s most popular songs. Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member and frontman Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977), co-wrote the infamous tune, and at one point performed it in all of its raw and beautiful glory as a vocals-only track. Today we have that performance right here at BON, and it will give you goosebumps.
Holy shit, brothers and sisters. The happenings in today’s video will certainly get your blood pumping. We love stories about bikers doing the right thing – the typical stereotype doesn’t help any of us, honestly, and when we get the proof of a biker going above and beyond to help someone else, we can’t help but share it with all of you. So this biker is stuck in gridlock traffic. He just stops for a light, when you hear a beep, and out of freakin’ nowhere this dude runs past him at full speed, clutching a stolen purse in his hand. Seriously, where did the dude come from?
Motorcycle Girl By Cruzados
There’s an amazing group of motorcyclists that hail out of Madison, WI, named “Hogs For Heroes”. Founded by two brothers and their wives – Kevin, Audra, Craig, Michelle – their mission is simply to help as many Veterans in Wisconsin as they can. “Hogs For Heroes” was born when Kevin wanted to combine two long time passions of his, supporting Veterans and riding motorcycles – and in the fall of 2014, he read an article on the therapeutic benefits of motorcycle ownership among Veterans who live with PTSD. From there he choose to focus specifically on Wisconsin Veterans. Fast forward almost three years, and Kevin and “Hogs For Heroes” is now seeking a Veteran to gift a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle to.
SkullSociety.com was the go-to place last year for all Daytona Bike Week 2016 gear, and 2017 is no different! The masterminds at Skull Society have designed and created an exclusive line of tees and mugs for the 76th Annual Daytona Bike Week, and today, we’re highlighting the best of the collection – all of which are available for you to purchase and receive before Daytona Bike Week 2017 kicks off! Are you ready for the biggest motorcycle show in Florida? Check out Skull Society’s exclusive Daytona Bike Week 2017 line of merchandise below!
You know that it’s officially March when Harley-Davidson is in Daytona, FL. In about 2 weeks, the 76th Annual Daytona Bike Week kicks off, and the popular American Motorcycle manufacturer is ready to wow the highly anticipated event, which is scheduled to run from March 11th through the 18th. It’s going to be a whole week of bikes, babes, food, vendors, and of course, Harley-Davidson. Harley is promising to bring the “big show” to the festivities, boasting an expansive venue at the event, and offering special events, parties, and free demo rides on all 2017 models, including their Touring editions that feature the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine.
2017 is a big year for Triumph Motorcycles – they’ve release three brand new motorcycle models in a series they’re calling the Street Triple. The series consists of the Street Triple S, the Street Triple R, and the Street Triple RS. They all feature a 765 CC triple engine with 121 units of horsepower. The street will never be the same again with these three badboys racing down it – all have their own unique stylings and are helping Triumph owners find newer, faster roads.
As bikers, bacon is a huge, huge part of our lives. It is the staple for any and every get together or barbecue we attend with our brothers and sisters. It is a versatile part of every meal – it can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts. So today, we thought it’d be fun here at BON to test your bacon knowledge – check out the many different types of bacon, below.
Raise your hand if you remember the 1991 biker action film, Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man! The film, written by Don Michael Paul and directed by Simon Wincer, starred Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson, and turned out to be a failure of epic proportions at the box office back in 1991. But that didn’t stop it from becoming a cult classic of the 1990’s, which is why today, we’d like to take a look back to the now nearly 30 year old film by sharing its official trailer.
The English Bulldog in today’s video has the biker code down pat. It ain’t easy looking all cute and cool while riding a motorcycle, but this motorcycle riding pup, who goes by the name of Sweets, does it with ease. Sweets knows how to do motorcycle safety – that’s obvious with her super cool helmet and goggles – but she also knows the way of the road. She looks around for other riders while she’s cruising, and knows that you don’t pass another biker out there without at least saying hello.
To look at the incredible, one of a kind Lamborghini Motorcycle is to take a look into the mind of a man who is quite one of a kind himself, Chuck Beck. He is a living look back into the do-it-yourself speed culture that we knew to be the 1960’s, and the creative engineering that is his mind has developed literally anything and everything that you could imagine. He was a master fabricator for Shelby in his earlier days, building a supercar destroyer from a Ford Fiesta, and he made his career by building fiberglass replicas of both Lister and Porche racing cars. More recently, Beck built a motorcycle using a Lamborghini V-12 powered engine.
Ugh, our hearts. Last week, hundreds of Ducati motorcycles were destroyed in a fire at a Escondido, CA dealership – one its owners spent over a decade building. The building was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters were called to the blaze at about 10:30 PM, to the Moto Forza dealership in Escondido. The blaze, which totaled the small community dealership, has the owners, employees, and dedicated customers in tears.
If you love cars as much as you love motorcycles, then the show coming up this weekend in Dallas, TX has your name all over it. D-Town is hosting the 57th Annual Autorama World of Wheels show this weekend, February 17-19, 2017, and the show will feature the best there is in cars and motorcycles, as well as several vendors, a huge indoor showcase, and a few celebrity appearances!
Everything is better when its bigger, right? Today, since Spring is now less than a month away (yay!!), we’re sharing the recipe for a giant barbecue bacon burger – it’s the best of all worlds with sizzling bacon, delicious barbecue sauce, and one and a half pounds of hamburger – you’ll be itching to serve this badboy up at your next biker barbecue party. Check out the recipe, with full directions, below.
American rock band Linkin Park hasn’t released any new music in 3 years – 2014 was the last year we heard anything from the band, when they released their very last album “The Hunting Party“. That has now changed – this week, they released a new single, called ‘Heavy’ (ft. Kiiara), and ya’ll are a lucky group of people, because you get to listen to the exclusive single, right here on BON.
“Motorcycle Mama” By Sailcat
Sailcat performs their hit song Motorcycle Mama, from the album of the same name, August 1972, in their first national television appearance.
Ladies and gents…do not try this at home. Because we love you and we want you to live. The video we’re sharing with you today only reiterates that it is not always about the bike one is on, but that its about the skill that rider possesses. Both the Dyna rider and the rider filming it all in today’s video possess extreme skill; the kind of skill that some of us only wish to have, and what happens will totally blow your mind.
Only a year after Playboy Magazine banished the use of fully nude photos in their magazines and publications, they’ve decided to reverse the decision, and are now bringing nudity back. The long-standing magazine had fully instituted its no-nudes policy with their March 2016 issue, due to an effort to ramp up circulation of the magazine and get more mainstream advertisers to buy into it, but it didn’t work. Cooper Hefner, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s son, became the Chief Creative Officer of the magazine last October, and this past Monday, he took to Twitter to admit that it was “a mistake” to remove nudity from the publication entirely.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was jailed back in 2014 for plotting his wife Meggan’s murder, after allegedly attempting to pay an undercover police officer $1000 to kill her. The murder-for-hire plan originally sentenced him for six years in prison, but sources have announced that he was freed on December 17, 2016 – a fact that has been confirmed now by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He served less than half of the sentence he was given back in 2014.
Last week, we shared with you this cool little gadget, The Brush Hero, that makes cleaning your motorcycle a total breeze. Check out the Related Article link below if you missed it! This week, we’re sharing a new high tech product that will make cleaning your bike even easier than last week’s gadget – if you could even believe it! We’ve discovered the TopCoat F11 – a multi-purpose top coat that will clean, restore, polish, and protect your motorcycle to perfection, and we just have to share it with you all today!
The video we have for you today will completely reaffirm your love for Harley-Davidson. It’s a standoff at a red light; a Harley sits, awaiting the light to turn green when he is approached by another rider, who sits on a Yamaha R6 street bike, and motions for him to race down the next stretch of roadway. From the looks of it, the Harley might be a Street Glide, maybe a Softail – it’s hard to tell – however, the model doesn’t particularly matter when he leaves the Yamaha R6 in his dust.
The first Wall of Death in the British Isles appeared in Southend during June 1929 at the Kursaal Amusement Park, one of the world’s very first amusement parks, and featured motorcycles on a 20 ft wooden wall. The Wall Of Death was a carnival sideshow, which featured a silo (or barrel-shaped) wooden cylinder, ranging from 20 to 36 feet in diameter, and was made of wooden planks. Inside such a structure, motorcyclists would travel along the vertical wall and perform stunts, only to be held in place by friction and centrifugal force. Today, we’re sharing video with you from the past, of a female motorcyclist performing stunts at the Southend Wall Of Death, and it is wild!
The bike in today’s video is truly one of a kind. It’s not just a motorcycle, it’s a beautiful piece of artwork. The Harley-Davidson Shovelhead Gooseneck is a beauty all of its own, and this one in particular will have you melting into a puddle. The sound of this beast is music to the ears, not to mention the clean and perfectly maintained body of this amazing creature. The owner of this bike must be one proud papa, because this one is an extra special piece for the Harley-Davidson lover.
The road is our path to freedom as motorcyclists. It can also contain several obstacles, such as potholes, sink holes, cracks, pooling/ponding of water, plus the months of construction it takes to fix those obstacles, sometimes causing delays for our riding time, and making stressful times out of our bike trips. But, what if there was another way? KWS, a VolkerWessels company based in Vianen, the Netherlands has been working on a plastic composite road concept, called the Plastic Road, and it may soon become a reality.
Do you remember the music from the 1990’s, BON family? Music is such a huge part of our life as motorcyclists, and it has seen us through many roads, twists, and turns for all the decades we’ve been travelling on two wheels. Today, we have a video that’s bound to made us feel a tad old – it’s a compilation of 38 individual songs that turn 20 years old this year. Listening to it, you’ll feel like the 1990’s were just here yesterday – and you may even still remember the lyrics to many of them we’re about to see today. Catch the list of all 38 songs, and view the incredible video below.
Up and coming country singer Andrew James recently covered Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”, and it’s one of the most deep and beautiful versions of the song we’ve ever heard! It features guest singer Chandler Gallagher on duet vocals, and has rolled out just in time for all of us to enjoy it for Valentine’s Day. Seriously, why isn’t this guy famous yet? His vocals will melt you. His tone is perfect, and his bass pitch is second to none.
This weekend, February 10th, 11th, and 12th Maryland will host one of the nation’s biggest motorcycle shows! Hailed the biggest and best motorcycle show, the event will feature the newest 2017 motorcycle models, the latest in aftermarket performance, appearance, and safety products, a thrilling motorcycle competition, and much more! Hosted at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, the Timonium Motorcycle Show will have a massive indoor arena for you and your family to enjoy!
Every now and then, we like to look into motorcycle history here at BON. In 1930’s Munich, Germany, if one was looking for some entertainment to fulfill their day, they might find it in some daring and insane motorcycle gymnasts, performing tricks and stunts alongside the roaring of motorcycle engines. See, back in the 1930’s, Germany was the epicenter of leading motorcycle manufacturers; clinching the reputation of being the country with the highest density of motorcycles in the entire world – earning the right to show off.
So, we came across the coolest thing. It’s this little gadget called the Brush Hero, and seriously, it is so cool and so handy, it’ll have you wanting to wash your bike every day! You may even find yourself wanting to wash everything with it…your grill, your car, maybe even that one thing you’ve totally been putting off that the old lady has been nagging you for months to clean. We’re not kidding. It’ll change the way you clean your bike forever.
Some call “Devil’s Lullaby” by Boogaboo the best biker anthem ever written!
Harley-Davidson is facing a particularly slow domestic market – a situation that is only offset by a 2.3% increase in international company sales. This is bad news, which has forced the Milwaukee based motorcycle manufacturer to come up with some ideas to boost sales and generate new interest in the company. What have they been able to brainstorm to combat their sales woes? A plan, to roll out 50 new motorcycle models, within the next 5 years – including an all electric motorcycle.
After news this week broke that Harley-Davidson cancelled a visit with President of The United States Donald Trump at their plant in Milwaukee, WI, executives from the company decided instead, to attend a meeting with the commander in chief on his own turf, in Washington, DC. The original meeting, which was supposed to focus on American manufacturing strategies in the US, allegedly came with too many fears of planned protests, forcing Harley-Davidson to regroup and find a different way to make the meet happen.
The Thunderbird Motorcycle Club, an MC based out of Duluth, Minnesota, has two very big passions – riding motorcycles, and helping Veterans. For years, they have been collecting and giving donations to the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay, MN. The group of bikers consists of several Veterans itself, and this year, through various fundraisers, they were able to donate $3,000.00 to the residents at the Silver Bay home.
It’s no secret that Budweiser has popped out some pretty epic Superbowl commercials in the past, and this year only proves, that alongside Harley-Davidson, Budweiser has some of the best advertising in the business. For years, Budweiser has wowed us with amazing commercial concepts, and the 2017 Budweiser Superbowl commercial, named “Born The Hard Way” has a twist to it, that none of us saw coming.
You have got to give the little lady in today’s video the ultimate credit for not giving up. The woman appears to be about 80 pounds soaking wet, and gives it her all, again and again, to try and kickstart an old school Harley Davidson Chopper motorcycle. She even doubts she can get it started, at first, and the video is almost painful to watch, as she uses both of her tiny little legs to force the kick start lever down to fire up the bike.
Earlier this morning we shared the news with you straight from NY Daily; Harley Davidson has cancelled the visit that was (allegedly) scheduled with President of the United State Donald Trump, amid fears of planned protests. The newly elected President was supposed to stop at the Harley Davidson Factory in Milwaukee, WI, where he was set deliver an economic address highlighting manufacturing, as well as sign more executive orders related to American manufacturing. We’ve got the lowdown on the news for you here at BON, as well as exclusive video from the NY Daily News, announcing the decision to cancel the visit.
Wild Willy Parsons is an outstanding biker, who has also been a successful comedian since 1985. Since then, he has pushed to remove the typical biker stereotypes, and has done so by taking the stage in search of laughs, fun times, and a great audience. He tours the country steadily, and headlines clubs, corporate functions, benefits, and of course, biker events. The now divorced father of two has made himself as household name, known nationally as The World’s Original Biker Comic. Today we’re sharing with you, one of his live shows, from a few years back at Caroline’s in New York City.
Sometimes, Harley Davidson is what makes a family. That statement totally rings true in the commercial we’re sharing with you today. Sponsored by Michelin, this commercial will seriously have you reaching for the tissues. I don’t know how we’ve failed to come across this one before, but I’m not ashamed to say that it’s definitely made me teary eyed. It epitomizes the love a father has for his children, and the bond they’re able to strengthen through their love of Harley Davidson motorcycles.
On January 26, 2017, legendary rock artist Alice Cooper joined Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and and Beasto Blanco at The Basement East in Nashville, TN for what was a historical rendition of Cooper’s famous song, “School’s Out For Summer”. Beasto Blanco is an American rock band, which features both Cooper’s daughter Calico and his bassist Chuck Garric. The live performance of the rebel anthem was caught on video, and we’re psyched to share the incredible moment here at BON with you today!
We’ve posted more than our fair share of really cool little kids here at BON, and the kid in today’s video definitely deserves the recognition for being one of the coolest kids on the internet today. You’ll be impressed by his taste in music, for sure, but you’ll be even more impressed with how he expresses his refined music tastes. He’s sitting in the car, enjoying the sunny day…lip syncing and headbanging to nothing other than heavy metal, and we are so, so proud.
As a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, you may think you know everything there is to know about the American motorcycle manufacturer. Today, we’re here to put that knowledge to the test – we’re hosting a Harley-Davidson Q&A – and we’d like you to see how many of the 5 Harley-Davidson facts below that you can get right.
Supermodel Marisa Miller is much more than just a hot body and a pretty face – she is a Harley-Davidson owner and rider who spearheaded a super cool Harley-Davidson commercial campaign a few years back. She is known for her contract with the motorcycle manufacturer, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Here at BON, we’ve been able to dig up an exclusive behind the scenes video that Marisa did for her Harley-Davidson campaign, and we’re pretty psyched to be sharing it with all of you today.
If you’re near Atlanta, GA and are looking for something fun to do this weekend, BON is dishing out all of the details on the Great American Motorcycle show, which runs this Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, 2017 in America’s peach city. Atlanta is known for throwing some pretty epic parties, and this one more than caters to the ever-growing motorcycle community – boasting a brand new venue, 4,000 free parking spaces, a showcase of shiny new motorcycles, plus motorcycle parts, accessories, and everything you’ll need to get yourself going on the open road!
It is no secret that the motorcycle community has come together on several different occasions to make a difference in their communities – so today at BON, we’re asking you to join forces to help support a 3 year old boy, who was just diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer. 3 year old Abel is a bright, beautiful, and brave boy who lives in Central New York, with his mom, Jen. What Jen thought was going to be a quick trip to Urgent Care for a simple belly ache turned into a mother’s worst nightmare, when it resulted in her little boy being diagnosed with Stage 3, High Risk, Neuroblastoma.