Welcome to Friday Fudge. If it’s weird, funny, or strange motorcycle news, or it just plain won’t fit anywhere else on the site – you’ll find it here.
Hogs for heroes
It seems the decades-old tie between Captain America and Harley-Davidson is still strong, with news that the MoCo intends to use the next Avengers movie to showcase their motorcycles yet again. After all, Captain America (leader of the Avengers) has been riding Harley-Davidsons for years in the comic books, and the bikes have featured in recent movies with the star-spangled hero and his sidekicks.
So, despite all the complaints that recent Japanese bikes look like they came straight from a Transformers film or an anime cartoon (Kawasaki Z1000 or Honda NM4 anyone?), it’s turning out to be Harley-Davidson who’s actually making machines for the silver screen. Apparently superheroes don’t mind their bikes a bit on the heavy side – after all, they’ve got lots of muscle to whip them around.
Cafe racer progress
Long-time CMG readers should know we’ve been following the cafe racer building efforts of Ichiban Moto for some time now. This week, he installs a frame loop on his custom bike. Results, as always, are “bad-ass.”
More wheelie woes
Super cool, man – it would be super cool to go out in a T-shirt and wheelie down the highway. Until you kiss asphalt, of course. ATGATT has never seen a better endorsement.
There’s no question that motorcycle racing is a dangerous game. Even a seemingly innocuous race against a remote-controlled car can end in destruction. Such is the way of the hoon!
Scooters: In North America, they’re commonly scorned as the transportation of 14-year-old urbanites. In Asia, they’re the knee-dragging vehicle of choice at some racetracks.