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.
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.
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.
This week, the internet introduced us to Dave Crosby and his super cute 4 year old daughter, Claire. When the 29 year old dad sat on his couch with his totally adorable daughter to sing the classic tune “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”, what he never expected was how the internet would respond to it. The tune, which was featured way back in 1995 in the highly popular Toy Story movie collection, was originally performed by singer/songwriter Randy Newman.
Not all of us have the luxury of walking into a dream Harley-Davidson shop and selecting a shiny, brand new motorcycle model off of the gleaming sales floor. And that’s perfectly ok. Many of us have new-to-us, already loved by someone else, used motorcycles. Some of us even purposely buy older, used bikes. But in this day and age, not every seller out there can be trusted, so what can you do to protect yourself when buying a motorcycle from a private seller?
Grandparents have the best wisdom. That’s proven in this funny Harley-Davidson commercial, where Grandpa tells stories of his younger, more fun Harley days to his grandkids. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, Harley-Davidson has some of the best commercials on television today, and their Grandpa commercial is just more proof that the American motorcycle company knows best when it comes to advertising.
Here comes the bride…literally. On a Harley Davidson Fat Bob. The way most brides want to arrive to their wedding!
YouTuber PitPat23 filmed this sweet video of a Harley V-Twin motor at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Wa back in 2011. It would be against the law for us to not share it with you! The Harley V-Twin (also known as the V2 Engine) a two-cylinder internal combustion engine where the cylinders are arranged in the configuration of a V. Although this particular motor is widely associated with motorcycles, V-twin engines are also produced for the power equipment industry – they are often found to be the heartbeat in riding lawnmowers, small tractors, and electric power generators.
It’s about time we gave you BON biker babes some eye candy of your own, right? Well, we’re not sure if you’re familiar with actor Brock O’Hurn, but after today, you will be! Brock is a gorgeous specimen of man, known for his work in Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), Too Close To Home (2016), and Steve Harvey (2012), and he just recently did a shirtless photo shoot, a top a beautiful motorcycle, for the A.P.C Custom Motorcycle Iron Man Magazine and we cannot wait for you to see it!
We think this is definitely something the motorcycle community can get behind! Jack Daniels, the specialty distillery company that will always be known for its selection of popular whiskey products, has teamed up with the New Jersey based coffee specialists World of Coffee to forever change your morning routine. Together, they have created Jack Daniel’s coffee blends – that are infused with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey – and the product is available to the public this week.
Nothing says you’re a lover of motorcycles like a beautiful motorcycle topiary being parked right out in front of your house. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of topiary, it is the art of clipping trees, shrubs, and bushes into intricate ornamental shapes. It’s a horticultural practice that dates way back to European times, and modern day topiary arts have expanded to include our favorite item – the motorcycle. Today, we have an exclusive gallery for you, of some of the most impressive topiary motorcycles out there.
The life of Valencia County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thomas was mourned and celebrated this past Saturday in Los Lunas, NM, when motorcyclists from the community came together to host a ride in his honor. Deputy Thomas was killed in an accident last month, when he crashed his vehicle while responding to a call. Fellow Valencia County deputies took part in the ride to honor and remember the fallen deputy, raising money to help the family he’s left behind.
The parents of this little dude could totally get away with saying that their kid is cooler than your kid. Hell, their kid is cooler than my kid, I’ll admit it! I was cruising Facebook when I came across this video, shared by Roadster Magazine, and really thought it would be perfect to share with my BON family. If you’ve got kids, you know the importance of starting the motorcycle lifestyle with them at a young age. The sooner one loves motorcycles, the longer they get to enjoy all the amazing things motorcycles bring to their lives.
YouTuber B Howland and his son set out on a mission to build an ATV that absolutely nobody else in the world had. They took their 1996 Harley Davidson Wide Glide, and modified the life out of it, to turn it into the most badass 4-wheeler in the neighborhood. It comes with a Champion gear-driven reverse, no mufflers – straight pipes instead, and 28″ mudding tires. This is a Harley like no other we have ever seen!
Yeah, you read that right. A woman from Florida not only claims that an alligator is her boyfriend, but that he also rides a motorcycle, and that she and the reptile are in love. Mary Thorn, a resident of Lakeland, FL has been fighting the state of Florida to keep ownership of the alligator, and wrote an in-depth letter to the state, defending her choice to live with, ride with, and love the creature. Florida motioned to remove the alligator from Mary’s possession because Florida state laws require that gators over 4 feet long be housed on at least 2.5 acres of open space – and the gator lives inside her house. We wish this was a joke, we really do….but it is not.
Guys, it’s only January. And not all of us are lucky enough to live in a climate that sees warm temperatures and little to no snow all winter long. Do you know what that means? Of course you do. It means that we’re knee-deep in the middle of motorcycle winter blues season, and it’s ok to admit it, or even whine about it a bit – it sucks. Depending on where you live, you have easily another 2 to 4 months before riding season begins again. So today, we’re going to offer you some help on how to make that time pass faster, and beat those motorcycle winter blues.
Carrie Fisher was the iconic Princess Leia, from the unforgettable Star Wars Trilogy – she was solely responsible for the fantasies of all men, young and old, thanks to that role. Today, we’re sharing the sad news that she has passed away. Last week, the popular actress was hospitalized after a cardiac episode while travelling on a plane, and today, 12/27/2016, she became the fourth celebrity in less than two weeks to pass away from a cardiac-related illness.
Maybe you need a good laugh.
Awwwe this might be the cutest thing you see all day. A lady biker is sitting at a red light waiting in traffic, and finds herself delayed for one of the most important reasons. As she’s sitting at the light, she notices the tiniest little golden kitten sitting in the middle of the road, and immediately takes action. She starts waving down cars in traffic, trying to get them to stop. She then puts herself and her bike into the middle of traffic to save the kitten’s life.
You Tuber Road Vultures Productions, as well as all of the staff at BON would like to wish you and yours a Very Merry Biker Christmas with this fantastically made biker Christmas video!
Every Holiday Season, the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company rolls out a new Christmas commercial. We’ve said it before – next to Budweiser, they make the best Christmas commercials on television. Today, we’re sharing yet another Harley Davidson Christmas commercial, from 2008, titled “The Miracle Of Biker Claus“, and we seriously think it’s Harley Davidson’s best seasonal commercial on television in history!
It’s something you’re well used to having in your car by now – the infamous touchscreen. The screen that controls your radio, your GPS, your texts and phone calls. The screen that turns your vehicle into a 2,000 pound cell phone or tablet. What would you do if you could have that same screen installed in your bike? Harley Davidson and Indian Motorcycles are working hard to make that thought a very real possibility.
The 2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera looks like the secret love child of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and a Kawasaki Street Bike, and comes with a whopping $80,000 price tag. Yikes! The company, which is favored by several celebrity motorcycle riders, has unveiled its newest model bike for the coming year, and it’s wowing us to no end. Personally, it looks uncomfortable, and is a far stretch from the classic two wheels we prefer, but with such a high price, we just had to look into here at BON.
Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was not just known for her decades-long acting career, but for her frequent revolving-door marriages has died at the age of 99. She was wildly popular on the American television and movie scene, and was known to some for her role in the 1968 Batman television series, where she portrayed the series’ character, Minerva. She passed away in the afternoon of Sunday, December 18, 2016, from apparent heart failure.
This week, we suffered another great loss in the death of 80’s sitcom dad, Alan Thicke. He was best known for his role as Jason Seaver in the 1980’s tv series “Growing Pains“. He was just 69 years old. He was playing hockey with his 19 year old son Carter, on Tuesday, December 13th, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was also the real-life father of musician Robin Thicke, as well as a third son, Brennan. He was survived by his sons and his wife Tanya.
There’s no way your neighborhood is as cool as this one is this Christmas! Obviously this neighborhood block houses a lighting technician who is a fan of metal Christmas music, because every single house is lit up, and connected house-to-house to light up along with some awesome metal Christmas tunes by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We all wish we could live on this street! Located in Texas, this street draws hundreds of cars a night to view the spectacular display.
Motorcyclist Jonathan Daniels has been through quite a bit this year. On September 15, he was out riding his motorcycle with a couple of his buddies when a young kid pulled out in front of them. Only one person was injured in the crash – Jonathan. He bounced off the kid’s car, and was ejected into a telephone pole. He’d recently bought his girlfriend tickets to see country star Blake Shelton perform in New York, and thanks to the accident, they never made it to the concert. Jonathan took to Facebook earlier in November to reach out to Blake, and today, we’re going to be sharing that open letter from Facebook with you all, as well as Blake’s video response to Jonathan. This is a near-tragic story with a pretty fantastic ending.
Riding a Harley has always been a man’s thing, right? When you think of someone straddling that leather seat, gunning the throttle, and chasing the wind, you normally picture a man – the tattoos, the beard, the vest, the jeans, the boots….it’s an image that has been branded into our minds for years. Mainstream media, advertising, television….they’ve always portrayed motorcycles to be in the hands of a man. But that imagery is quickly changing, as more and more women are grabbing a hold of the handlebars – and the reasons why are just amazing.
This is *so* scary! A couple is taking a ride down the road on their motorcycle, the sun is out, traffic is light, there are a few other motorcycles on the road..it’s the perfect scenario for a nice, quiet, relaxing ride. They slow down, as the tractor trailer in front of them is coming to a stop, and the biker’s old lady puts her foot down to the pavement. For unknown reasons, the biker reverses, causing his old lady to lose her footing.
Nice bikers are everywhere. We’re sure you guys are nice bikers. As as your family and friends. Much like the guy in the video we’re sharing with you today, who was totally nice, and went above and beyond to help a driver in traffic….that is until the driver flipped him off. What the french toast?! He was just trying to help when he saw that the driver had left his wallet sitting atop his car, and picked it up out of the street when it had fallen off the car’s roof.
BMW, the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled their newest motorcycle concept, and they have hopes that it’ll change the future of motorcycles. The concept bike has been named The Motorrad, and its focuses weigh heavily on balance, stylishness, technology, and safety. It’s a far cry from the traditional two wheels that we are all used to, as it comes with a pair of computerized goggles that let you select what you’d like to see on the road ahead.
The Binghamton Harley Owners Group (or HOGS) is a motorcycle group based in Central NY, and they’re a group of people who love both motorcycles and helping their community. Annually, since 1989, the HOGS have held a special event for Christmas, raising as much money as they can through the year, so they can go to the local toy store and get kids in need toys for putting under the tree. Since January of this year, they’ve raised $10,000 and took to their local Toys ‘R Us this week to make the very special purchases.
BON Family! We’re getting so close to Christmas! Less than 3 weeks now! That’s why today, we have to share this incredible video with you. A dude somewhere in this great nation of ours, or maybe even outside of it (we’re not sure, to be honest) really wanted to make a statement with his Christmas lights and decorations this year. So what did he do? Well, he rigged his lights to play along with Metallica’s “One”, from their 1988 Album, And Justice For All. Shared by 96.9 Rock FM, out of Athens, Greece, this video proves that nothing says Christmas quite like Metallica.
This totally isn’t something we see everyday! This video, originally posted by Viral Hog, has more than gone viral, with millions of views. A young man is riding his motorcycle peacefully; he slows to navigate a curve, and then…BAM! You see his bike get thrown out from underneath him! Shut the front door! What?! This really happened, as the motorcyclist was filming his ride with his GoPro attached to his helmet, and the worst part of it all? It was his own mom that hit his bike from behind.
Have you guys met NY Myke from the San Diego Harley Davidson? Not only is he the owner of the coolest Harley shop in California, but he’s an Air Force veteran, a true patriot and is totally passionate about all things that represent freedom – like Harley Davidson motorcycles. He is very community service oriented, cares deeply about the military, and is all about protecting our freedoms. A few years back, he filmed a funny Christmas commercial for his Harley shop, and we’re excited to be sharing it with you today!
Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, who was best known for her role as Carol Brady on the comedy sitcom, has died at the age of 82. She passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and her death has been confirmed by her publicist, David Brokaw. She began her decades-long career as an ingénue soprano in stage musicals in the 1950s, and was making a film in Norway in 1969 when she was asked to appear in the pilot episode of “The Brady Bunch”.
Have you all met Jonathan “Blade” Manning, AKA The Artistic Biker? No? Well, then you’re in for quite the treat today! Jonathan is so many incredible things – a biker, a veteran, a dad, a musician, a husband, an artist – as well as having a spectacular sense of humor. Jonathan runs his very own YouTube, where he shares his art with the entire rest of the world, and today, we’ll be sharing his art journal tribute piece to Thanksgiving.
Every Holiday Season, the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company rolls out a new Christmas commercial. Next to Budweiser, they make the best Christmas commercials on television. Today, we’re sharing the 2013 Harley Davidson Christmas commercial, titled “The Sound of The Festive Season“, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for quite the holiday treat!
So it’s pretty safe to say we know you guys and gals pretty well, right? We know that you don’t conform to the ideals and traditions of society, well, for the most part. So we know that spending hours upon hours slaving away over a turkey in the oven that’s just taking too long isn’t something that sounds like fun to you. You like motorcycles – which means also liking speed, and taking part in the more dangerous side of life – and while that’s more than ok with us, we also know that many of you will be tapping that inner speed demon this Thanksgiving, and deep frying your turkey. So today, we’re giving you tips on how to deep fry that delicious beast, without setting your garages or homes on fire, because after all, that’s where your Harley babies (and real babies) live. Turkey Day is less than a week away – so lets get to it!
Kevin Diepenbrock is a motorcyclist who is lucky to be alive. He was out on his motorcycle in rural Tennessee on Saturday, October 15th, travelling down a road known to locals as “The Dragon”. He was seriously injured after he wrecked his motorcycle along a stretch of the dangerous road, after he and his friend Phillip Polito crashed into each other. Polito was killed in the crash, but Diepenbrock was launched from his bike and sent tumbling over 100 feet downward, into a ravine – out of the sights of traffic.
It’s no secret that lately Harley Davidson has been worried about their bottom line. This past week alone has been an incredibly crucial week for the American-based motorcycle manufacturer, as stock analysts are only showing a 16% positive stock rating for the company, who holds the American stock title NYSE: HOG . For anyone who knows the stock market, you know this is good, but not great. Combine that with an already declining stock percentage and an overall earnings loss for the company, it’s somewhat bad news. That is why the financial experts over at Harley Davidson have come up with a new plan – extending customer financing services to India – a country that has yet to experience being able to finance the American-made motorcycle brand.
The Warrior Brotherhood is a motorcycle club like no other. It is a Veterans Motorcycle Club that has only one mission – to help other fellow American Veterans – to provide them with hope, a sense of future, and to give back to them what they’ve sacrificed for our great country. Here at BikerOrNot, we found it necessary to introduce them to you all on this Veteran’s Day 2016. You’ll be glad you met them.
This Veteran’s Day, we are bringing you the heartwarming story of Ray Weser, a 101 year old United States Veteran and life-long motorcycle enthusiast from Arizona, who took his last Harley ride with a group of 50 motorcycles riding right behind him to honor him. Ray will turn 102 years old next month, and fell in love with bikes – specifically Harley Davidson’s – when he was just a teenager, many years ago. He went off to war shortly after discovering his love for motorcycles, but that never got in the way of his undying love and devotion toward his Harley.
This September, The Discovery Channel’s Harley and the Davidsons miniseries will tell the story behind the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company like it’s never been told before.
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If you’re thinking about buying a used motorcycle, there are several things you’ll want to check before making the big purchase.
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If you’ve been to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the last decade, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Charlie Brechtel. Known to his fans a “Good Time Charlie,” he performs nightly on his own stage during the Sturgis Rally.
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Norman Reedus is best known for playing the motorcycle-riding, crossbow-shooting Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, but his love for motorcycles goes far beyond just riding one on TV.
The upcoming docu-series Ride With Norman Reedus will follow Norman as he hits the road to explore local biker culture across the country.
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