Jesse James News
Jesse James is known for two things: West Coast Choppers and extreme motorsports entertainment.
The founder and CEO of West Coast Choppers always dabbled in the entertainment side of things, but James wouldn’t be fully absorbed until troubles began with his custom motorcycle shop.
Noted custom motorcycle builder Jesse James takes the Star VMAX for a spin in his new hit TV show "Jesse James is a Dead Man" this Sunday August 9th on Spike TV.
Shot on location at El Mirage Dry Lake in Southern California during the final show of the season, Jesse pilots the VMAX on several high speed runs in the show. Sharing the spotlight with his Hydrogen powered streamliner car on the dry lake bed, the VMAX impressed Jesse who has ridden just about everything with big horsepower and wheels.
Over the course of this season, Jesse James has set himself on fire, outrun the police, ridden across the Arctic Circle on a motorcycle and driven through a minefield, among other challenges. In the process, he’s broken three ribs and an elbow, chipped his pelvis and even had a concussion or two. So what will this guy do for a season finale? How about capture the land speed record for an eco-friendly, but highly volatile, hydrogen-burning vehicle?
A display of fine art, inspired by passion’s urgency, themed through the medium of motorcycling, and realized on the objects of road racing culture (a motorcycle, helmets and apparel), opens to the public noon, Sunday, July 12, at the SURU Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
The show, entitled Celeritas (Latin for Speed, like in accelerate.), features helmets, apparel, and a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa, each painted by one of 14 trend-setting fine artist, helmet artist Troy Lee, musician/artist Joe Hahn, and welder/biker-cum-risk-taker Jesse James.
Bullet Proof 883 Iron and More
The Motorcycle Radio Network heads west to Southern California where Ultimate MotorCycling takes us on a more sedate cruise down city streets and highways with a Real Time Road Test on Harley-Davidson’s new Iron 883 Sportster. In case you haven’t noticed, Harley-Davidson’s Sportster lineup has taken its wonderful new school rubber-mount chassis and sent it off to old school finishing class. Harley’s new Iron 883 joins the Nightster and XR1200 Sportsters in giving a retro dose of style to today’s lineup.