Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Famed Bike Builder Billy Lane, Home & Married

Orlando, Florida - Famed bike builder Billy Lane is a free man and a married man. Congratulations to Billy & Erin on your new life together as Husband & Wife...!!!.. Billy was released on Sept. 19, 2014 after satisfying a 6-year prison sentence on a drunk driving, vehicular homicide charge that resulted in the death of a fellow biker in 2009. The Choppers Inc. builder from Melbourne, Florida has been working here in Orlando at Global Motor Werks as part of an Avon Park work-release program. He will remain on probation for three years.

Billy Lane holds seven US patents on motorcycle parts and accessories and has authored two books, an autobiography,  Billy Lane's Chop Fiction: It's not a Motorcycle, Baby, It's a Chopper (2004) and Billy Lane's How to Build Old School Choppers, Bobbers and Customs (2005.) He also holds an Associate in Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University as well as a Bachelor in Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University.

Biker friend Jay Allen of Broken Spoke Saloon stood by Billy through some of his years in prison... helping to deliver an Air Force tribute bike built from prison in 2012 that was unveiled on Memorial Day Weekend at Rolling Thunder's 25th Anniversary rally in Washington DC. The story of the build was covered exclusively by The Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine, including photos and text by Billy himself featured in an 8-page spread (July-Aug. 2012.)

Billy Lane built this beautiful Air Force tribute bike that was unveiled May 25, 2012 in Washington DC. It joined 4 other tribute bikes, each representing a branch of the Armed Services. "I hope you can see through all the hard work put into this Air Force bike how much we appreciate all of your service and hard work," Billy said, addressing the men and women of the Air Force. "That's why I chose a 1930's Speedway racer. It represents incredible speed. It's lightweight and it's obviously the fastest of the five bikes out there."

You can reconnect with Billy Lane at the Facebook - Choppers Inc. page, which has been managed by his sister, Georgia since the Melbourne shop closed in 2009.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Biketoberfest 2014 Willies Old School Chopper Show, Thursday

The party is laid back and the lot will be filled with amazing Old School choppers -- noon to 4 pm, Thursday Oct. 16th at Willies Tropical Tattoo, 825 S. Yonge Street (US 1) in Ormond Beach - #Biketoberfest 2014.

Rat's Hole Ride-in Bike Show at No Name Saloon

Biketoberfest 2014 - The No Name Saloon in Edgewater is looking for girls to sign up for pudding wresting on Friday and Saturday, and they might not have too much trouble finding enough girls. They will be giving away $1,000 in cash prizes.

Register at No Name Saloon.

An all-day party, Rat's Hole Ride-in Bike Show and Tattoo Contest are on tap for Saturday, Oct. 18 at the No Name Saloon, 2001 S. Ridgewood in Edgewater. 

"This is your best chance for a sculptured Rat trophy," said Ted Smith, who decided to move the show to Edgewater, where there's plenty of room to party. The move also aims to "avoid the downtown cops and crazy traffic" associated with Biketoberfest.

Free admission to the public.

Bike show details at

"Watch For Me" Charity & MC Safety Campaign

Please all you riders be safe during Biketoberfest 2014 and to all you behind a wheel PAY ATTENTION!!! Moments after winning 1st Place in a Rats Hole Bike Show, David Tesino was T-boned by a driver, who ran a red light. David lost his leg, but fortunately not his life. This is a MUST see for all bikers and drivers, read it and watch it. 

"My thanks goes out to American Cruisers MC and Charity Managers. Also thanks goes out to High 5 Productions for this great video and their Watch For Me campaign," said David.

Donate to Help David & his family.

Watch For Me - David from High 5 Productions on Vimeo.

Biketoberfest 2014 - Downtown Daytona Riverfront Park Rocks

Biketoberfest 2014 - Riverfront Park at the corner of Beach and Main Street, downtown is where you can pick up a pocket guide and enjoy free concerts on Friday and Saturday -- DJs on Thursday and Sunday.

Registration is 11 am Saturday to compete in an Ultimate Bagger Show hosted by

A new Indian Motorcycle dealership has moved into the former Harley-Davidson museum on Beach Street, which is where you will find the Indian demo truck.

Victory Motorcycles of Daytona at 290 N. Beach St. is also offering demo rides -- 9 am to 5 pm, Oct. 16-18.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Grand Opening of Indian Dealership on Beach Street, Daytona Beach

Biketoberfest 2014 - There will be a Grand Opening of Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach at 402 N. Beach Street on Oct. 16th, opening day of Bikeweek. The Indian dealership has moved into the 20-year old building that formerly housed a Harley-Davidson dealership store and museum. 

The Indian Motorcycle demo truck will be on location for Biketoberfest: Long pants, closed-toe shoes, DOT approved helmet & valid motorcycle endorsement required for demo rides. 

Contact the dealership for more details and to sign up for a demo ride: Indian Motorcycle - Daytona Beach 

Jackyl Headlines at Destination Daytona - Biketoberfest 2014

Biketoberfest 2014 - Baddest Bagger Show, Oct. 17th - Miss Destination Daytona and FREE Jackyl concert on Saturday, Oct. 18th.

Jackyl headlines at Destination Daytona Saturday, Oct. 18! 100s of vendors, live music daily, bike shows, new 2015 Harley-Davidson demo rides, Baddest Bagger Show, Miss Destination Daytona Swimsuit International Model Search, FREE concert by Jackyl on October 18th, 8PM.

Motus Factory Block Party To Celebrate Land Speed Records

Motus Sets Two Land Speed Records, Rides Home
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah- Motus Factory Racing set the two fastest land speed records of any American production motorcycle at the AMA-sanctioned 2014 Bonneville Speed Trials. Competing in P-PP and P-PG classes, the new records also establish the stock Motus MSTR as the fastest production pushrod motorcycle in the world. 

The Motus MSTR motorcycles were raced in stock, unmodified condition with just the mirrors, turn signals and license plates removed. With top speeds of 168.69 mph and records of 163.98 mph and 165.81 mph respectively, company founders Brian Case and Lee Conn set the records before re-attaching the mirrors and license plates and riding 1900 miles back to the Motus factory in 30 hours.

Congrats Motus Race Team!

Salt Flats, Utah - Now in its 100th year as a proving grounds for the world's fastest vehicles, the Bonneville Salt Flats' high friction surface and 4200 ft. altitude reduced potential top speeds by 20-30 mph from speeds on pavement at sea level. The records average two consecutive runs ("down" and "return") that must take place the same day.

Factory Block Party
Vintage motors at Barber in 2013/Jim Dohms.
After the Barber Vintage Festival on Saturday, 10/11, make your way down to Motus HQ from 6-10pm at 500 28th Street South, 35233

Motus Sportbikes 

Motus manufactures comfortable sportbikes designed to excel in performance, comfort and range. All Motus motorcycles – the MST and premium MSTR – are powered by mighty V4 Baby Block® engines, combining high performance with low maintenance and a unique character that expresses the evolving heritage of the American motoring experience. Founded in 2008, Motus Motorcycles is a trademark of Birmingham Motorcycle Company, LLC. 

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