Less Slip, Gold Knurled Moto Grips

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gold grip on bikeLess Slip, Gold Knurled Moto Grips

These knurled grips are the pinnacle of grip and performance.

Do you ride hard? Do you wheelie from time to time? Do you occasionally hole-shot at stoplights? If so, you need these grips. Aggressively knurled for maximum grip. Slight raised arc to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. Plus, they look amazing!

Also available in Natural & Black Anodized Click here

More Grip and No Slip. Our classically styled Moto grips have perfect knurling to ensure great grip without tearing up your hands or gloves.

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  • Machined from solid 6061 T6 billet aluminum
  • Gold anodized
  • Fitment: 1″ diameter bars
  • HD dual pull cable
  • $99.95 / set

Order direct from our site BrassBallsCycles.com or from your local dealer. If they don’t have them, ask them to get them for you.

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover

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Garage-GirlsAvon Tyres sponsors the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover

Press Release: Those in dire need of new motorcycle tires, gear and accessories have an opportunity to score a load of new products, including a set of Avon Tyres—but must act fast. Entries for the annual Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2017 must be made by July 7, 2017.

Those wishing to enter should submit an essay of 600 words or less describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover, and include a photo (JPEG no larger than 5MB), to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com. Men and women are both eligible to win.

Contest submissions will be narrowed down to four finalists by judges selected from Garage-Girls. Judges will then decide who among the final four most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover. The contest winner will be announced Aug. 10 on Garage-Girls.com and on the Garage-Girls Facebook page.Garage-Girls

This is the sixth year that Avon Tyres has been a sponsor of the annual contest. The 2016 winner was Leah Misch of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Misch, an American Red Cross volunteer, shared her story of traveling nearly 17,000 miles on her bike last year. She faced challenges including dangerous weather while traveling solo, and ultimately wore her gear thin.

The Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2017 grand prize package includes: A set of tires from AVON Tyres, a wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, a new Mustang motorcycle seat, a Valerie bag by Motochic, and surprises from S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Kuryakyn, DEI, Memphis Shades, Indian Motorcycle, and much more!

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology. For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

Biker Anti-Profiling Measures Under Consideration In Congress
H.Res.318/S.Res.154: “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling,” was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on June 2, 2017.  Concerned motorcyclists are encouraged to contact their federal lawmakers in the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives to co-sponsor and support these bills.

Under the companion measures in the Senate and House, “motorcycle profiling” means “the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the Constitution of the United States.

Federal Legislation Could Proliferate E15 Gas
Despite objections that the proliferation of E15 gasoline into the U.S. marketplace will negatively impact every American who owns a car, lawnmower or boat, two new federal bills have been introduced to expand availability of the higher concentrate ethanol fuel.

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and U.S. Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced the “Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act” (S.517 & H.R.1311) amending the Clean Air Act to allow the sale of E15 (15% blend ethanol gas) during summer months (June 1 – September 15).

Motorcycle and ATV owners risk damaging their machines by even inadvertently putting E15 in their tanks, as the higher blends of ethanol can cause engine and fuel system damage, void manufacturers’ warranties and violate federal law.

Motorcyclists should also be concerned about the availability of compatible fuel supplies if gas stations primarily provide E15 gasoline that’s EPA-approved for the majority of their driving customers — but no on- or off-road motorcycles or ATVs appear on the EPA’s list of vehicles approved to use E15.

Zero Motorcycles New “Don’t Wait For Washington” E-Bike Program
The recently launched program was created to advocate for electric motorcycles and assure buyers they will get the Electric Motorcycle Federal Tax Credit.  “Don’t Wait For Washington” assures “up to $1,869 on a Zero motorcycle if the government fails to reinstate the Electric Motorcycle Tax Credit.”

The initiative serves the dual purposes of driving the conversation on electric motorcycles forward while legislation languishes in Washington, and of motivating would-be electric motorcycle riders to join the e-movement.

Should the federal government fail to reinstate the tax credit by the end of the year, then Zero will step up and send 10% cash back to buyers, matching the expired tax credit for new, eligible 2017 Zero motorcycles.

Mainstream Media Promotes Ridership
According to the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), a not-for-profit national trade association, their 2014 rider survey reports that “56% of Generation Y riders use their motorcycles as a primary means of transportation,” and that factoid recently appeared in a Ride To Work Day graphic on the front page of the June 19 edition of USA Today’s Life section.

“This major mainstream media placement is especially significant to the MIC as the industry association is actively promoting motorcycles as transportation and seeking new generations of riders,” says the MIC communications department, which has previously worked on Ride to Work Day segments with “Good Morning America,” ABC’s national morning news show, and with “The KTLA Morning News,” the biggest morning news program in Southern California.

The MIC exists to “preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, AIMExpo, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues.”

Louisiana To Teach New Licensees How To Interact With Police
Louisiana Governor Bel Edwards has signed into law a requirement that driver education classes must include a segment on interacting with police in their course curriculum.

Introduced by Senators Ryan Gatti (R-Bossier), Wesley Bishop (D-New Orleans) and Gary Smith Jr. (D-Norco) on March 20, 2017, SB17 “Provides for driver education to include instruction on appropriate driver conduct when stopped by a law enforcement officer.”

The bipartisan measure was signed by the governor on June 16 as Act No. 286 with an effective date of January 1, 2018.

Handlebar Height Law Modified In Maryland
Maryland has become the most recent state to modify or repeal their antiquated and discriminatory handlebar height law, which many states enacted in the sixties to provide a law enforcement tool for pulling over bikers on their choppers.

Governor Larry Hogan approved Senate Bill 668 on May 25, 2017; “Increasing, from 15 inches to 20 inches, the maximum height that the handlebars of a motorcycle may be above a specified part of the motorcycle seat in order for a person to lawfully operate the motorcycle.”

SB668 was introduced February 3, 2017 by lead sponsor Senator H. Wayne Norman, Jr. (R-D35) and becomes effective October 1, 2017, and ABATE of Maryland advises to “Remember that the height is measured from the seat to the highest point on the handlebars, not from the bottom of the handlebar to the grips or highest point.”

New Hampshire Okays Colored Headlamps For Motorcycles, Same As Cars
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed HB458 into law on June 8, 2017, an Act relative to motorcycle headlamps.  Sponsored by Rep. James Spillane (R-Deerfield), “This bill allows headlamp colors approved by the director of the division of motor vehicles for automobiles to be considered approved for motorcycle headlamps,” with an effective date 60 days after its passage (August 7, 2017).

Oregon Enacts Laws Effecting Trikes & Autocycles
In dealing with the increased popularity of three-wheeled vehicles, Oregon lawmakers have passed two new laws to make it easier for riders to get in the saddle.  House Bill 3125 was signed into law by Governor Kate Brown on June 14, 2017 to define an “autocycle” and provides that a person may operate one without a motorcycle endorsement.  The Act takes effect immediately under the Emergency clause.

Sponsored by the Committee on Transportation Policy, under HB3125 “autocycle” means a motorcycle that: (1) Is manufactured to travel on three wheels; (2) Has a steering wheel for steering control; and (3) Has nonstraddle seating, and (4) is equipped with a manufacturer-installed three-point safety belt or safety harness.

Senate Bill 36 “Provides that Department of Transportation may waive skills test for person seeking motorcycle endorsement to operate three-wheeled motorcycle [trike],” and was also signed by the governor on June 14.

License Plate Mounting Options For South Dakota Riders
Effective July 1, 2017, motorcycle owners in South Dakota will be allowed to mount license plates to their motorcycle “in any visible manner other than upside down.”

Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 79 into law on March 9, after overwhelmingly passing through both chambers of the state legislature.

Fair Warning: Most Drivers Know They’re Bad Drivers
Millions of drivers admit that they don’t always make thorough mirrors checks when pulling away, according a driver survey, with 25% admitting they don’t look in their mirrors when pulling out into traffic.

Of 2,025 drivers polled, 15% admitted not always looking at road signs, 68% admit rarely driving with both hands on the wheel, and over half (52%) believed bad habits such as these would ensure they failed the driving test if they had to do it again.

Too many people are injured on the roads due to poor judgment and a lack of road skills says David Carter, spokesman for Accident Advice Helpline in the U.K., which conducted the research, adding: “It is worrying that more people don’t feel confident in their own skills on the road and feel that they’ve developed bad habits which would cause them to not pass their driving test.”

Gone But Never Forgotten
This year has been tragic for our bikers rights family, suffering the loss of two past NCOM Board of Directors; Butch Harbaugh (NCOM Legislative Task Force) and Dennis “Big D” Watson (NCOM Region IX), both recipients of the Ron Roloff Lifetime Achievement Award (2003 & 2006) in whose memory the recent National Coalition of Motorcyclists’ NCOM Convention in Reno was dedicated, and now we regretfully report the passing of longtime biker advocate and Easyriders magazine writer “Twiggy” Blakeboro (73, of Lompoc, CA) who died June 11, 2017.  Twiggy was much beloved by his peers and was a past recipient of the NCOM Silver Spoke Award – Media (1997).  “Nuff said.”  R.I.P. Brothers, Ride In Peace.

Quotable Quote:
“If not me, then who?”
~ USMC 1st Lt Travis Manion (Nov 19, 1980 – April 29, 2007), upon his second Iraq tour; KIA saving his men from ambush (TravisManion.org)

The AIM/NCOM Motorcycle E-News Service is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

The Club Vest by Black Brand

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Club VestMake A Statement Just by Putting It On: The Club Vest by Black Brand

Press Release: When you need a vest that gives you all the function and durability you can get, the Club Vest from Black Brand is the one you want. With top-grain leather construction and the Black Brand skull embossed on the back, you will make a statement whenever you wear it.

The Club Vest features snap front pockets, eyeglass holder and inside liner zipper so you can easily add your patches to it. It also offers left and right inner conceal carry pockets, keeping your gun safely out of sight without ruining the lines of the vest. Each vest comes with a six-year warranty against manufacturer defects. The purchase of the Club Vest benefits our injured vets thanks to our partnership with Homes for Our Troops.

Club Vest

Inside detail

Available in medium to 4XL, the Club Vest (P/Ns BB3013 through BB3018) retails for $160.00 and can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

About Black Brand

Black Brand is a head-to-toe apparel brand for motorcycle riders that don’t want to blend in with the crowd. We say, “be the wolf, not the sheep” by riding in Black Brand, and if you understand that statement, then we are your choice for quality riding gear. Our products are designed by people who really do ride every day and understand what makes gear better for the time you spend on your motorcycle.

For more information, visit Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice online at www.tuckerrocky.com or on FacebookTwitter and Google+.  To inquire about becoming a Tucker Rocky dealer for products and accessories, contact the New Dealer Development Department at (817) 258-9255 or newdealer@tuckerrocky.com.

Celebrities Come Out for Buffalo Chip’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride

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Legends Ride

Tom Berenger – Platoon

Hollywood and Motorcycle Celebrities Come Out for Buffalo Chip’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride to Benefit Charities

Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and motorcycling’s top industry leaders will hit the road with riders at the 2017 Legends Ride presented by GEICO Motorcycle, and meet and mingle with a select few at a special lunch.  

Press Release: Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars will be joining the Buffalo Chip’s milestone 10th Anniversary 2017 Legends Ride and entertaining guests at the Legends Lunch in Deadwood, S.D. on Monday, Aug. 7, making the events two of the hottest tickets of the rally. In addition to having long been known as the place to catch celebrities as they mingle with riders, this signature Buffalo Chip charity event also generates significant funds with 100 percent of rider fees donated to South Dakota Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. The 10th Anniversary, 165 horsepower performance-styled Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider customized by S&S Cycle and other unique items will be auctioned in support of the Legends Ride on Deadwood Main Street shortly before the ride departs. The addition of the separately ticketed five-course Legends Lunch at Deadwood’s Franklin Hotel’s Legends Restaurant has added an opportunity for some real face-to-face time with celebrities in an intimate setting. Proceeds from the 2017 lunch will be donated to the Infinite Hero Foundation and the Sgt. Colton Levi Derr Foundation.

The Stars Come Out

Legends Ride

Tom Berenger Major League

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-Winning actor Tom Berenger will be joining the ride as honorary Ride Captain and taking a seat with a few lucky riders at the elite Legends Lunch. Berenger has starred in a long list of Hollywood’s biggest hit movies and TV shows, and is most well-known for his roles in “Platoon,” “Major League,” “The Hatfield’s & McCoys,” “Inception,” “Sniper,” “Training Day” and “The Big Chill.” Berenger also stars in the movie “American Dresser,” which was partially filmed at the Buffalo Chip and is set to be released in theaters this summer.

Legends Ride

Pat Simmons

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers will be enjoying the five-course meal and chatting with the limited few who purchase Legends Lunch tickets. Simmons wrote “Black Water,” the first of a long string of the band’s hits that includes “What a Fool Believes,” “Real Love,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “The Doctor,” “China Grove,” “Jesus is Just Alright,” “Listen the Music,” “Minute By Minute,” and many more. He may also be seen at the Legends Ride auction on Deadwood’s Main Street.

Legends Ride

Carmine Cangialosi

Screen writer, actor and producer Carmine Cangialosi will be hanging out and riding through the Black Hills with Legends riders and will also be making new friends at the Legends Lunch. He wrote and has a starring role in the new movie “American Dresser.”

Legends Ride

Zahn McClarnon

Actor Zahn McClarnon, best known for his roles as Hanzee Dent in the TV series “Fargo” and as Tribal Police Chief Mathias in the TV series “Longmire,” will also join Legends Riders. McClarnon has also appeared in “Into the West,” “Timeless,” AMC’s “The Son” and many more.

Legends Ride

Carey Hart

Famed custom bike builder and freestyle motocross racer Carey Hart will help lead the ride. He has competed in the Gravity Games and picked up several gold and silver medals in the X Games. He was featured in the A&E show “Inked,” hosted the X Games for ABC, was a cast member on the VH1 reality show “The Surreal Life,” and appeared in the movie “Charlies Angels: Full Throttle.” He competed in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, and has been featured in nationwide ad campaigns for Ford Motor Company, Dunkin’ Donuts and Mountain Dew. He is married to singer Pink. Read More

Indian Scout FTR750 Undefeated Through Eight Races

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Indian_OKCMile_BryanJNelsonIndian Motorcycle Racing And The Scout FTR750 Capture Fourth Sweep Of The Season & Remain Undefeated Through Eight Races

Jared Mees Secures Second Straight Come-From-Behind Win and Fourth Victory of the Season to Become Overall Points Leader at 177

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 captured its fourth sweep of the season at the OKC Mile held at Remington Park to remain undefeated through eight races. Jared Mees came-from-behind on the penultimate lap to pass Wrecking Crew teammate Brad Baker, who had directed a seemingly insurmountable lead during the main event.  The victory was Mees’ second straight, propelling him to 177 points and the overall AFT Twins lead.

The Scout FTR750 and Indian Wrecking Crew were untouchable at the OKC Mile, from the heats through the main event. Each rider easily managed to win their respective heat, capturing top positions during semi runs, and outpacing the field in the main with the fourth place finisher 23 seconds off Mees and 17 seconds off the podium. Running a similar playbook as his victory at Red Mile, Mees stayed close behind Baker only to sneak past him while both riders fought to navigate a sea of slower riders as they lapped the field in the closing laps. Reigning Grand National Champ and Indian Wrecking Crew member Bryan Smith cleared the sweep by capturing third, keeping him second in the overall standings.

“Our team is on a great run right now. It’s evident we have the most talented group of riders, and the Scout FTR750 is the top-performing motorcycle in the field,” said Mees. “Brad clearly had the field beat throughout the race, and it looked like he would go wire-to-wire, but I hung in there, dug deep and found my opening as we lapped the pack.”

Mees not only advanced in the points lead, but also does so heading into his favorite discipline of the series, the half-mile. Smith remains in striking distance to Mees’ 177 with 169 total points. Baker closed the gap between he and the third place rider to 12. His second-place finish gets him to 112 points this season.

“We cannot say enough about our factory team riders’ dedication, and the sophistication and capability of our Indian Scout FTR750,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “Even though they’re outpacing the field, our guys are remaining fiercely competitive with each other, pushing for individual titles and the ultimate manufacturer title.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Lima Half-Mile at Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio on June 24.

About Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Two Lighting Solutions from Big Bike Parts

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New H4 LED Brighter & More Compact From Big Bike Parts

Press Release: Big Bike Parts has made many improvements to its popular fan cooled H4 LED bulb.  They have managed to get more output, expanding to 3200 lumens in both high and low beam.  The same bright white 6000K color temperature now has an all new die cast aluminum cooling fan.  In addition to increasing lumens, Big Bike Parts has been able to build the LED driver into the housing removing the external driver from the cord.  This makes for a very compact H4 LED that delivers 3200 lumens in a fan cooled unit.  Truly outstanding and definitely keeps Big Bike Parts LED lighting a step above everyone else.

Part # 10-106A MSRP $65.95

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Ultra Bright LED 3600 Lumens H4

Big Bike Parts keeps improving their Hi-Intensity Bright White LED’s.  The latest is a whopping 3600 Lumens in an H4 LED, making this an ideal upgrade for H4’s typically used on Harley, FLH, FLS, FXS and Honda VTX and GL1500 Goldwings.  The 6000K color temperature LED’s are the latest in technology and utilize a compact braided heat sync that will virtually fit any H4 housing.  Sold each.

Part # 10-112 MSRP $55.95 Each

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Drag Specialties Solid Primary Sprocket Kit

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Solid Primary Sprocket Kit Drag Specialties Solid Primary Sprocket Kit 

The next time you need to fix primary drive components, turn to a product that will last, like the Solid Primary Sprocket Kit from Drag. This kit features a solid steel 34-tooth sprocket with a one-piece design that eliminates the need for a complete compensator assembly. This kit is spring-less and much quieter than stock or diaphragm spring-style compensators, and retains use of the stock installation bolt. This kit includes washer, spacer and instructions, and is available for 07-16 FLHT, FLHR, FLTR, FLHX, 07-17 Softail and 07-17 Dyna models. The suggested retail price is $131.95.

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For more information, go to  www.dragspecialties.com or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Bassani Exhaust Road Rage II

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Bassani Exhaust Road Rage II Mega Power 2-Into-1 Systems

Give your Dyna added power with the Bassani Road Rage II Mega Power 2-into-1 Systems. Designed specifically to address the needs of tuned motors built for high-horsepower applications, these systems feature equal-length 1 ¾” – 1 7/8” stepped headpipes, with a tapered megaphone-style muffler body. A 4” black billet end cap adds impressive detail with contrasting machined flutes. These systems include full-coverage heat shields and removable baffles, along with 12mm and 18mm oxygen sensor ports and plugs. Available in black and chrome finishes for 91-17 FXD and FXDWG models with mid or forward controls. Made in the USA, the suggested retail price is $759.95 for chrome and $828.95 for black.

http://www.dragspecialties.com/products/?productId=457833

DISCLAIMER: Not Legal for Sale or Use in California on any Pollution Controlled Motor Vehicle

For more information, go to www.dragspecialties.com or contact your localDrag Specialties dealer.
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Spark Your Ride with New Ignition Wires from Twin Power

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Twin PowerSpark Your Ride with New Ignition Wires from Twin Power

Fire up your motorcycle the right way with new Ignition Wires from Twin Power. 100% made in the USA, these wires are a great addition to the growing Twin Power product line.

“These new Twin Power Ignition Wires won’t cure cancer, but they will deliver good, reliable spark at a fair price,” says James Simonelli, Brand Manager for Twin Power. “Plus, V-Twin motorcycles are the heart and soul of America’s motorcycle industry. There’s no better way of showing the pride you put into your motorcycle than by using American made parts!”

The ignition leads are 8.65 mm. thick with 500 OHMs/Ft. of resistance. The Kevlar core has been reinforced with fiberglass strands for additional strength, then covered with a layer of EPDM and a layer of braided tape for flexibility. Mag wire ensures conductivity and eliminates  RFI (radio frequency interference) and noise with an outer jacket of high-quality silicone that also provides heat resistance and extends the longevity of the wire set. Read More

Harley-Davidson Oil Cooler Cover

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Oil Cooler CoverNew Harley-Davidson Oil Cooler Cover Deflects Road Debris With Style

Press Release: Add style and protection to many 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles with the new Oil Cooler Cover (P/N 25700633 Chrome, P/N Part Number 25700634 Black; $149.95*) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. This cover is shaped to hug the contours of the oil cooler body and does not interfere with the engine guard or the voltage regulator. The forward-facing mesh screen adds a custom touch and protects the oil cooler fins from road debris without disturbing the airflow across the surface. Easy to install, the cover comes with all required mounting hardware. This cover does not fit models with fairing lowers, or with the accessory Fan-Assisted Oil Cooler (P/N 62700204).

See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details. These and other Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories are available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

Legend Suspensions Demo Rides

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Legend SuspensionsLegend Suspensions Demo Rides During Sturgis Rally

Legend Suspensions would like to invite everyone to the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Legend Suspensions will be offering Demo Rides of their Legend REVO, Legend AERO and Legend AXEO suspensions at their manufacturing facility, located at 3461 Whitewood Service Road, Sturgis, SD 57785. Legend Suspensions will also be open to the public for product sales, service, and installations. Legend takes appointments via phone or email and walk-ins when availability allows. Legend Suspensions is open Monday through Thursday 7am to 4pm, year-round.Legend Suspensions For more information, to schedule an appointment, or for further details contact Legend Suspensions: 605-720-4202 service@legendsuspensions.com Legend Suspensions is highly committed to manufacturing only the highest quality, best performing suspensions available on the market. Legend Suspensions have a LIFETIME warranty and are proudly made here in Sturgis, SD USA. Legend Suspensions www.LegendSuspensions.com

Barnett Scorpion Series Clear Derby Covers

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Barnett Scorpion Series Clear Derby Covers

1998 & Later HD Big Twins & 2015-17 FL’s with ‘narrow’ primary

The Barnett Scorpion Series clear derby covers are designed to fit OEM primary covers on 1998 & up Harley Davidson Big Twins and 2015-17 FL’s with the ‘narrow’ primary. Featuring a quarter inch thick clear polycarbonate window to your clutch, the scratch and discoloration resistant window is firmly secured and sealed with an O-ring gasket. The outer cover area is CNC machined from billet aluminum and available in a brilliant chrome or black powder coat finish. The derby cover gasket is also included. For the ultimate in looks AND performance, install a Barnett Scorpion clutch with your new cover! Made in the USA. To order, please contact your dealer or order online at www.barnettclutches.com.

MSRP: $239 (Chrome) $195 (Black)

Barnett Clutches & Cables
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New Louisiana Law Exempts Motorcyclists From Anti-Masking Arrests

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lousina_mask_exemption_featured_image_2-620x350New Louisiana Law Exempts Motorcyclists From Anti-Masking Arrests

By David Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

Motorcyclists in Louisiana score a big win! Efforts of motorcycle rights advocates paid off when the Louisiana legislature approved a law exempting “persons driving or riding a motorcycle” from the state’s anti-masking statute. (See Louisiana State Legislature-HB161)

The Louisiana House passed HB 161 on a vote of 95-0 on June 5th, 2017 following a mass majority approval by the state Senate on May 30th, 2017. The legislation is on its way to the Governor’s desk.

The MPP reported in November of 2016, (See “Bikers Arrested for Wearing Bandanas”, November 29, 2016) following a trip to Louisiana as a guest speaker at a Louisiana

Confederation of Clubs and Independents (LCOC&I) meeting, that motorcyclists wearing legal helmets were being arrested for violating a state “Anti-Masking Law” originally intended to deter public acts of terror being committed by the KKK.

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Ciro Center Brake Light

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CiroCiro Center Brake Light

The Ciro Center Brake Light for Tour-Pak adds great visibility and style to the rear of your motorcycle. It features built in LEDs that function as auxiliary run and brake lights to help make sure you’re seen. Ciro Light Accents for Tour-Pak are another great way to dress up a commonly overlooked area of the motorcycle. Designed with the same smooth styled lines, the Center Brake Light and Accents complement the Tour-Pak nicely.Ciro

Both the Center Brake Light and Light Accents are made out of ABS and install easily with 3M automotive grade adhesive. Available in chrome or glossy black for ’14 and newer Harley-Davidson Touring models. See www.ciro3d.com for all of the options or visit your local Drag Specialties dealer and ask for Ciro products. Contact Ciro with any questions (715) 808-0027.

  • 40004 Center Brake Light for Tour-Pak Chrome $99.95
  • 40005 Center Brake Light for Tour-Pak Black $99.95
  • 40006 Light Accents for Tour-Pak Chrome $99.95
  • 40007 Light Accents for Tour-Pak Black $99.95

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Drowning Pool and Trapt Coming To The Buffalo Chip

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Drowning PoolDrowning Pool and Trapt to Launch 2017 Festival at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Best Party Anywhere! will kick off with some hell-raising grooves and monstrous vocals.

Press Release: The two heavy metal bands chosen to open the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Friday, Aug. 4 have reputations for presenting shows burning with fiery musical adrenaline. Trapt, an alternative metal band with a heavy hit and seven albums on their resume, will open for Drowning Pool, a platinum-plus band that promises to deliver some aggressive heavy rock. The performances will ignite fans looking to kick off the rally with a blazing-hot concert. See the band announcement video and find more info by visiting www.BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

Brazenly defiant, Drowning Pool’s first album, Sinner, was certified platinum within six weeks of its release. A number of songs from the album have been featured at various WWF events, including Tear Away and Bodies. Each of the band’s last three albums has debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart.

Drowning PoolTrapt has produced seven studio albums and is best known for its scorching-hot hit Headstrong. The song rocketed to the number one spot on both Billboard’s Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts and peaked at No. 4 on the Top 40 chart. Headstrong was rated the No. 1 alternative song and No. 8 rock song of the decade of the 2000s by Billboard. The song has been featured in numerous video games and movies including the Bruce Willis film Tears of the Sun.

“These two bands have some real muscular power over heavy metal,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We’re opening 2017 with bands that will deliver a distinctive musical crunch and ignite the audience to sing along with their powerful hits. This is only the first of nine nights of spectacular rock performances that include the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Blink-182. You won’t find this kind of line-up anywhere else.”

Part cirque and part burlesque, The Flaunt Girls will take the stage prior to the bands’ Friday performances. The Dirt Riot Off-Road Race trials taking place that same day at the Buffalo Chip’s PowerSports Complex located across Alkali Road, will be free to the public on Friday.

As the largest and most easily accessed concert and camping venue east of Sturgis, concert attendees not already camping at the Buffalo Chip will be able to access the free parking area at the east gate, about 5 miles from exit 37 on I-90. Read More

Harley-Davidson Street Rod Ready To Race

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Street RodNew Harley-Davidson Street Rod Drag Bikes Ready To Race At Englishtown

Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Team Set to Roll Out All-New NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles

Press Release: The Harley-Davidson Street Rod will hit the drag strip this weekend when the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team debuts all-new Street Rod-inspired bodywork for its Pro Stock Motorcycle competition bikes at the NHRA Summer Nationals, June 8-11, at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J.

Powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine with suspension tuned for maneuvering through traffic and gritty urban streets and steeped in tough Harley-Davidson Dark Custom styling, the Harley-Davidson Street Rod inspires the sleek, menacing lines of carbon-fiber racing bodywork that will look right at home on the NHRA starting line.

Street Rod“With its muscular stance, high-performance engine and hot-rod inspired styling, the new Street Rod motorcycle is the perfect vehicle to carry Harley-Davidson’s championship winning Pro Stock Motorcycle program forward on the race track and in the showroom,” said Scott Beck, Harley-Davidson Global Brand Director.

The new Street Rod competition bodywork was designed at the Harley-Davidson Design Studio in Milwaukee in collaboration with Vance & Hines Motorsport and was wind-tunnel tested in Indianapolis during its development.

“The Street Rod is a contemporary interpretation of American performance and Harley-Davidson design heritage. It’s a tough looking motorcycle with design cues that reflect hot rod and muscle car DNA,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling & Design. “We wanted to create a new body that would not only be competitive on the track but also embodies the personality of the production Street Rod, which we think is a great tie in because they are both motorcycles with dynamic performance deeply rooted in their DNA. We particularly love the design of the fairing and the bobbed tail section because they truly identify the motorcycle. Whether it’s the race bike or the production bike, from 200 feet away you know it’s a Street Rod.” Read More

Ultimate Freedom Fighter Honored By Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

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Michael_FarbaughUltimate Freedom Fighter Honored By Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

Biker, Diplomat, MRF Champion & ABATE Founder Michael “Balls” Farabaugh Named 2017 Freedom Fighter Award

Press Release: In keeping with the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s mission to Honor the Rider, the special “Freedom Fighter” award recognizing an individual who has fought to protect the rights of motorcyclists was instituted in 2001. The Freedom Fighter for 2017 is posthumous recognition of Michael “Balls” Farabaugh lifetime of protecting motorcyclist’s right.

“Michael is the original freedom fighter,” says Tigra Tsujikawa, Marketing & Development Director for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall Of Fame. “He co-founded ABATE of Indiana, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) and launched the annual Meeting Of The Minds conference. As the long-time Executive Director of ABATE, Balls was respected for his honesty and integrity by the biker community – as a 30-year member of the American Motorcycle Association’s Board of Directors, Mr. Farabaugh was able to bring the OEMs and the politicians to the table,” says Tsujikawa.

MichaelFarabaughAs passionate as Farabaugh was when it came to motorcycle rights organizations, he was equally committed to rider safety. “He successfully lobbied many state legislatures into giving publicly funded rider training parity with drivers ed. Michael graduated from the first Motorcycle Safety Foundation Chief Instructor Program in 1980 and he and his wife Debby, also an MSF instructor, taught survival skills to literally thousands of riders and instructor trainees over the years.”

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Try 30 Fat Spokes

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30 Fat SpokesLooking For Different? Try 30 Fat Spokes

Ridewright Wheels Releases The “Fat 30-Round-02s” Beefy 30-Spoke Steel Rim Motorcycle Wheels

Press Release: Ridewright Wheel’s premium “Fat 30-Round-02’s” Fat 30-spoke custom motorcycle wheels are a solid investment that now comes standard with our real steel Omega rims. The steel format is intended for professional builders and to those who are customizing their motorcycle using the integrity of American steel. Made in the USA, these wheels are made of the finest materials and a pool of dedicated, talented wheelwrights assemble them.

The MHE’s (Modular Hub Ends) hubs allow Ridewright to rapidly assemble a wheel so owners can enjoy one of the fastest turn-arounds on custom wheels in the industry. The end caps of the hubs are the interface between the bike and the hub so they can make sure a wheel that precisely fits a motorcycle quickly simply by keeping a large supply of these MHE hubs. With this method, Ridewright Wheels are a better long-term investment: These same MHE’s allow customers to keep wheels if they sell their motorcycle, also allows them to modify the rotor configurations (single/dual) or sell their Ridewright wheels in the future.

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The lifetime structural warranty and 6-month chrome warranty lessens any significant risk in buying a wheel. Ridewright as got the tools, expertise, talent and passion to make you a solid, one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle wheel.

Solid Features

  • Lifetime Structural Warranty
  • 6-Month Chrome Warranty
  • Fast-Turnaround
  • Made In The USA
  • Many colors available for each component
  • Many spoke styles
  • Many upgrade options

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8 popular house colors available. If you are interested in something more unique, please visit the Colors Page to learn more. Ridewright has a relationship with two leading American out-sourced color houses.

Tiger Coatings

Prismatic Colors

Customers choose the color code desired from Tiger or Prismatic and then let RWW know what they are in the order notes during the purchase process online, or verbally with a call. RWW will call back the customer with a final quote before they proceed. If customers don’t see the color or style that desired on the website, or if special ideas are in mind, customers can use the help tab to the top/right or call Ridewright at:  (714) 632-8297

Popular Options
If you would like learn more about the options that we offer, then please visit the “Options & Details” page to get the details on the ABS Bearing Upgrade, Cush Drive, Tubeless Seal Upgrade, Spoke Styles and Omega Steel/Exotica Aircraft Alloy hoop options.

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On the website, Ridewright has included a place where customers can include any special notes, or thoughts one may have, to accompany an order so one can make certain the company are clear with your needs. RWW will also ask customers what motorcycle make, model and year so they can double-check their Wheel Fitment Matrix (H-D only) and see if the wheel ordered will fit the customer’s motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson Roars Into Ryder, N.D. To Transform Town Into Motorcycle Riders

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Mayor of Ryder, Jody Reinisch, presides over the town’s Main Street. To launch riding season, Harley-Davidson will ride into Ryder Saturday, June 3 with the aim of creating the first fully motorcycle licensed town. Ryder city officials will change the town’s name to “Riders” this riding season to commemorate the experience.

Harley-Davidson Roars Into Ryder, N.D. To Transform Town Into Motorcycle Riders

City to Change Name to “Riders,” Drives to Become First Fully Motorcycle Licensed Town in America

Press Release: Ryder, N.D. was established in 1906, but in 2017, Harley-Davidson will offer the entire town – population 84 – the opportunity to learn to ride, and become licensed motorcycle riders.

Harley-Davidson will ride into Ryder Saturday, June 3 with the goal to create the first fully motorcycle licensed town. Qualifying residents across generations, from grandparents to grandchildren, will receive the opportunity to learn the basics of motorcycle riding and experience firsthand how easy – and fun – it can be to learn to ride.

Whether traveling the rolling country roads of North Dakota, or commuting to an urban office environment, the freedom and adventure of motorcycle riding is undeniable. Harley-Davidson motorcycles can enable riders to discover the thrill of the open road, create new friendships, share richer experiences, and live life on their own terms.

Ryder

Ryder, N.D. residents gather in front of the town’s newly refurbished water tower, which has become a landmark for motorcycle riders in the Dakotas. To launch riding season, Harley-Davidson will ride into Ryder Saturday, June 3 with the aim of creating the first fully motorcycle licensed town. To commemorate the experience, Ryder city officials will change the town’s name to “Riders” this riding season.

“In Ryder – and across the country –Harley-Davidson is passionate about creating opportunities for new riders to experience and enjoy the sport of motorcycling. With summer quickly approaching, there’s never been a better time to learn how to ride a motorcycle,” said Anoop Prakash, Director, U.S. Marketing and Market Development, Harley-Davidson. “By teaching the entire town of Ryder we believe we’ll show others how easy – and fun – it can be to make the switch from four wheels to two.”

To commemorate the experience, Ryder city officials will change the town’s name to “Riders” this riding season. Additionally, to help welcome all future riders, Harley-Davidson helped refurbish the town’s water tower – mirroring the design of the famous water tower that sits atop Harley-Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee.

“The town of Ryder welcomes the roar of Harley-Davidson motorcycles down Main Street,” said Mayor of Ryder, Jody Reinisch. “We’re excited to see several generations of Ryder residents on motorcycles learning together, trying new life experiences and enjoying the beauty of our town and surrounding area like never before.”

Ryder

Harley-Davidson event staffer Chris Swain lines up motorcycles on Main Street in Ryder, N.D., in preparation for the event on Saturday, June 3, where Harley-Davidson will aim to create the first fully motorcycle licensed town. To commemorate the experience, Ryder city officials will change the town’s name to “Riders” this riding season.

Want to Become a Rider, Too? Stop Dreaming and Start Riding Today
If this is your year to learn to ride, H-D Riding Academy will help get you out and building your skills on two wheels in just a few days. The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course gives you all you need to get your license and ready to ride in just a few classes.

Offered at select H-D dealers, the New Rider Course provides you with expert guidance from Harley-Davidson certified coaches. In the classroom, you’ll get to know the motorcycle you’ll be riding and learn the basics of rider safety skills. On the practice range, you’ll build skills and confidence, learning everything from braking, turning and skilled maneuvers. Best of all, you will be connected to a growing community of new riders.

To find available courses near you, contact your local dealer or search for classes at www.h-d.com.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

Gas Tank Mini Bra For Indian

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Gas Tank Mini Bra For Indian Roadmaster, Chieftain, Chief and Springfield Part# V30-202BK MSRP $34.95

Gas Tank Mini Bra For Indian

Press Release: Hopnel expands its market leading Gas Tank Mini Bras with a custom designed fitment for the Indian Motorcycle. This unique mini bra protects the gas tank fairing area from knee scuffs, zipper and buckle scratches, all while making a naturallook. Designed to fit 2014 and newer Indian Roadmasters, Chieftains, Chiefs and Springfields. It conveniently wraps around the gas tank fairing and seat, providing a tailored look with scratch protection. Attaches easily with hook and loop, allowing convenient removal for cleaning. Made in the USA.Tank_Pouch

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Mustang “Breaks Out” their Legendary Comfort

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6-ST13BO_Solo _66_Mustang “Breaks Out” their Legendary Comfort

New Trapezoid Stitch Pattern for Softail Breakout 

Press Release: Finally, Breakout riders get the comfort they deserve with Mustang Seats’ new line of touring seats.  Featuring a unique trapezoid stitch pattern on high quality expanded vinyl, these seats and accessories have been specifically engineered to provide truly uncompromising comfort for both riders and their passengers.

Mustang’s new solo seat allows the rider to sit comfortably back into a 15.5” wide bucket, which provides superior lumbar support.  For all-day back support, choose the solo with a fully adjustable and easily removable Mustang driver backrest option (for solo riding only; does not fit with passenger seat).

The matching passenger seat offers a generous 11.5” wide bucket that is properly contoured for comfort.  Add the rounded 12” wide sissy bar pad and you’ve got the full  solution to passenger complaints!

As with all Mustang seats, the marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, proprietary comfort foam and individually sewn covers are proudly handcrafted and assembled in their New England facility (tours are available by appointment).

For more information, visit www.MustangSeats.com or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.  Feel the Mustang difference!


Mustang Wide Touring Seats and Accessories for the Softail Breakout 2013-17:

  • Touring Solo (15.5” wide):  #76578   MSRP $329
  • Touring Passenger Seat (11.5” wide):  #76579   MSRP $209
  • Touring Solo with Driver Backrest (15.5” wide):  #79683*   MSRP $539
  • Contoured Sissy Bar Pad (12” x 9”) for OEM Round Bar:  #76289  MSRP $111
  • Fender Bib:  #78165  MSRP $39
  • *Driver backrest can only be used in solo setup.

Leather Wrapped Grips

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LeatherBrass Balls Cycles Leather Wrapped Grips

Press Release: Our leather wrapped grips are designed & engineered for style & performance. You will absolutely love the way they look and feel.

They start out being CNC machined from billet aircraft grade aluminum with a recessed knurled surface to ensure the leather will not slide or turn. The leather is laser cut to shape then the pattern embossed. Next the leather is dyed & airbrushed. Finally the grips and leather have bonding agent applied. The leather is glued and skillfully hand stitched around the grip.

Fitment: 1″ diameter bars

HD dual pull cable (Throttle by wire coming soon)

$169.00 / set

 

About: 

Brass Balls Cycles (d/b/a Darwin Motorcycles) was created in June 2006 by motorcycle designer Dar Holdsworth. The award winning firm meticulously hand crafts timeless, Uncompromising American Motorcycles, having twice won the AMD World Championships of Custom/Production Bike Building. The Oklahoma City, USA-based, NHTSA licensed, custom motorcycle manufacturer builds bespoke custom/production bikes for customers worldwide. Additionally, Brass Balls Cycles designs & creates unique parts for the customization of motorcycles. Brass Balls Cycles also customizes other brands of bikes with their signature style.

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Parts are available through Biker’s Choice, our Dealer network or our site, BrassBallsCycles.com

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Indian Motorcycle ‘1-2’ Finish At Springfield Mile

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Springfield MileIndian Motorcycle Racing Remains Undefeated With ‘1-2’ Finish At Springfield Mile

Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Extends Win Streak to Four

Press Release: In its return to flat track racing in more than 60 years, and on an all-new race bike, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 are undefeated through six races – finishing ‘1-2’ in each event and sweeping the podium three times. Led by reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, along with Jared Mees and Brad Baker, the Indian “Wrecking Crew” have captured 15 of 18 podiums this season.

Smith crossed the finish line .005 seconds before Mees – extending his season’s win streak to four. Both Smith and Mees have podiumed in each of the season’s six races. Smith has reached the top of the podium four times, and has earned a second and third place finish, while Mees has won twice this season, and finished second three times and third once.

“Winning at Springfield for the first time in my career is a rewarding feat,” said Smith. “But continuing Indian’s undefeated season with this victory on the Scout FTR750 is nothing short of incredible.”  

Through a third of the season, Smith leads the field with 137 points, while Mees is 10 points behind with 127. Baker, who earned a fourth-place finish at the Springfield Mile, is currently 14 points behind the third-place rider and has earned 75 total points this season.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment for our entire team to have this level of success in our first season back to flat track,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “There’s still plenty racing to be had, but we couldn’t be prouder of the performances from Bryan, Jared and Brad.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Red Mile in Lexington, KY, on June 3.

About Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Star Brite Shine And Ride Contest — First Winner!

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Star BriteStar Brite Shine And Ride Contest — First Winner!

We have a first winner for our Star Brite Reader’s Ride Contest and it is a custom panhead. The winner is:
Star BriteGabe & Chris Gibbany
Congratulations!

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The winner’s bike will be featured as our Readers Ride in the next issue of Easyriders, and will also receive a Star Brite Ultimate Bike Care Kit

Brass Balls Cycles Bars and Risers

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Bars and RisersBrass Balls Cycles

Killer new bars for under $100 and new risers too.

One of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of your bike is to change your bars. We have several affordable high quality styles available. Below are recently launched bars & risers. There’s even more to choose from on our site. Click here

Made in the USA from 1 inch OD x 0.109″ wall, premium American steel tubing. CNC mandrel bent resulting in ultra smooth tube bends and perfect symmetry. Powder coated black.

Bars are “dimpled” to fit 1982 – newer Harley controls and drilled for internal wire. Fits stock cables, brake lines, and wiring on most Harley models.


Bars and RisersFat Bottoms $99.95

  • Just launched. These bars will give your bike that cool chop look while providing great ergonomics.
  • W: 31″   H:10″  P: 3.25″

Tracker Bars 4Tracker Bars $55.95

  • Whatever your style, Tracker, Scrambler, Cafe, or Bobber, these bars look great on any bike.
  • W: 30.5″  H: 3″  P: 3″

2″ Step Risers $109.95

  • Just launched.
  • Machined from 6061 T6 aircraft grade billet aluminum.
  • Fitment for 1″ O.D. bars
  • Sold in sets of 2
  • Includes stainless hardware
  • Available in Natural finish or Jet Black anodized.

These risers are an instant classic with their timeless style and elegant design.

Order direct from our site  or from one of our Super Fine Dealers.

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We make your dream bike a reality. Have you ever wanted to have a custom bike built unique for you, but didn’t know where to start, or thought the process might be a bit intimidating? It’s easier than you think. Email us today to find out just how exciting & cool the process is.  We’d love to help you.

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Harley-Davidson Returns To Laconia Motorcycle Week

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Laconia Motorcycle WeekHarley-Davidson Returns To The Beach For Laconia Motorcycle Week

Free Demo Rides at  New Weirs Beach Venue Plus Exhibits and  H.O.G. Pin Stop

Press Release: Harley-Davidson is moving to the heart of the Laconia Motorcycle Week action with a new Weirs Beach venue that will be open for the duration of “The World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally,” June 10-18, in scenic New Hampshire.

For the first time in years, all Harley-Davidson exhibits, events and free demo rides on new Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be conveniently located directly across the street from the entrance to the drive-in across from the Weirs Beach landmark sign on Endicott Street North.

“Since 1918, the annual run to Laconia has been a defining event for riders in the Northeast,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson. “As this historic gathering of riders approaches its centennial celebration, Harley-Davidson has teamed with Laconia Mayor Ed Engler, local businessman Al Mitchell and Laconia Harley-Davidson owner Anne Deli to secure a fabulous new location near the lake for Harley Headquarters.”

For complete information on Harley-Davidson activities and events during Laconia Motorcycle Week visit h-d.com/laconia.

Laconia Motorcycle Week

Harley Headquarters at Weirs Beach

  • Official Harley-Davidson activities will be consolidated at one action-packed venue located at 76 Endicott Street North. Open June 10-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with free motorcycle parking, this expansive Harley-Davidson venue will replace the previous New Hampshire Motor Speedway location. The new location will offer:
  • See and ride new 2017 Harley-Davidson models including the just-released Street Rod plus the new Road King Special and other Touring models powered by the potent new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine. The demo fleet also includes the nimble Harley-Davidson Roadster model, fabulous 2017 CVO models and bikes fully customized with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories.
  •  New Milwaukee-Eight Display Truck: Experience the all-new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine through technical displays (June 12-18) and feel the rumble of this exciting new V-Twin on the Harley-Davidson  JUMPSTART Rider Experience. Check out the customized Harley-Davidson Rebel Freightliner truck and a display of new items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories.
  • See It/Try It/Buy It: Test out new Harley-Davidson helmets and riding gear when you demo-ride a bike. Laconia Harley-Davidson will offer a selection of new Genuine MotorClothes for purchase on site.
  • H.O.G. Pin Stop at Laconia: Join Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) staff members at the Harley Headquarters and pick up a cool pin (exclusively for H.O.G. members).

Be sure to follow Harley-Davidson on Facebook to join in the action, daily videos will post to check out all the activity virtually.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

Meet the Winner of our 2016 Indian Chief Bike Giveaway!

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IMG_2361Meet the Winner of our 2016 Indian Chief Bike Giveaway!

By Erika Brown
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

If you’ve been following us for any amount of time, you’ll be familiar with our penchant for giving away bikes. Several times throughout the year, we give new BAM members the opportunity to win a new ride, just for signing up for our roadside assistance program. Earlier this fall, we had a new winner “first”. When Chuck Koro pulled Diana Reyes’ name to be the winner of a spankin’ new 2016 Indian Chief, we discovered that she would be our third lucky female rider, but the first ever winner from California!

IMG_2383.JPGWhen we initially crossed paths with Diana and her all-female club, The Lost Girls, it was at the Hollister Independence Rally last summer. Started in 2005 under the impetus to “empower and encourage female riders,” every year The Lost Girls ride to raise money for their local hospital to help pay for mammograms and breast cancer care needs for the uninsured. Months later we were able to present Diana with her new bike onstage at the Dave Mann Chopperfest in Ventura. If you ask Diana, she’ll say “It was the Best Day ever and I will be telling this story forever. Thank you Russ Brown…

VictoryOctaneCurrently, we are giving away a 2017 Victory Octane, so to be our next winner sign up for BAM or if you’re already a BAM member, email bam@russbrown.com to update your information and you will be entered to win!
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Waco Twin Peaks Tragedy —Two Years Later

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Waco Twin PeaksThe following is a press release from Clint Broden, one of the attorneys representing some of the defendants in the Waco Shooting tragedy, on May 17, 2015.

Press Release: On the eve of the two year anniversary of the Waco Twin Peaks tragedy, Clinton Broden of Broden & Mickelsen has issued the below statement to summarize the past two years. Broden represents three of the motorcyclists in their criminal cases (Matthew Clendennen, Burton Bergman and Richard Luther) and is co-counsel, along with Don Tittle, for approximately forty of the motorcyclists in their civil rights cases.

“In the first few days following the Twin Peaks tragedy, the Waco Police Department and the Waco District Attorney gave numerous press conferences attempting to characterize all of the 177 arrested motorcyclists as criminal gang members. Then, when it started to become clear that many of those arrested were bystanders and had absolutely nothing to do with the violence, the District Attorney’s office ran to court to obtain a gag order. The gag order was specifically designed to prohibit the motorcyclists from refuting the false information that the Police Department and District Attorney had spewed in their press conferences following the incident. In other words, the Police Department and District Attorney created a false narrative for the public and did not want anything to interfere with that narrative. Not surprisingly, the gag order was eventually held to be unconstitutional.

“Justice of the Peace Pete Peterson who gleefully set identical $1 million bonds for every one of the 177 arrested motorcyclists was eventually recused from the case because of his actions. The State Commission on judicial Conduct also made Judge Peterson “aware of its concerns” regarding his conduct in the case.

“Next, in November 2015, the DA bamboozled a grand jury into indicting 106 motorcyclists in a marathon session that allowed for less than five minutes of individual consideration per motorcyclist. It became clear just how much the DA’s office manipulated the grand jury when it was learned that the motorcyclists were indicted for the death of a person who, in fact, was not even killed at Twin Peaks. Eventually, the DA’s office obtained indictments against more than 150 motorcyclists, many of who were innocent bystanders who had no weapons.

“Nevertheless, despite rushing the cases to the grand jury, when Matt Clendennen and others sought speedy trials, the State sought continuances. To this day, the State has refused to try any of the Twin Peaks cases and has intimated that it has no intention to do so for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, during a court hearing, it was learned that each of the three acting police chiefs and at least two police detectives on the scene on May 17, 2015 opposed arresting the motorcyclists not involved in the violence and believed them to be mere witnesses. Despite that collective judgment, however, District Attorney Abelino Reyna contacted police chief Brent Stroman, who was out of state at the time of the incident, and advocated for the arrests of all 177 motorcyclists without even telling Chief Stroman the charges upon which the arrests would be based. Shockingly, Reyna testified at the same hearing that he had detailed and specific discussions with the police detective who signed the identical “fill-in-the-name” criminal complaint affidavits, but then the detective specifically contradicted Reyna and testified that he never even talked to Reyna that night.

“On the eve of the two year anniversary, more than 100 motorcyclists have filed civil rights lawsuits against Abelino Reyna and various members of the Waco Police Department and the Department of Public Safety. The lawsuits allege, among other things, that the wholesale arrest of all motorcyclists present at Twin Peaks without any individualized consideration of whether they participated in any violence violated the United States Constitution. Reyna and the officials named in the lawsuits have asked the court to delay the lawsuits.

“Finally, lost in the constant delays sought by the State, is the tragic death of nine Texas citizens. Yet, to this day, the Waco Police Department has refused to tell the public how many of those nine killed were killed by law enforcement officers. Meanwhile, the Sword of Damocles hangs over the heads of those indicted and, even two years later, these motorcyclists and their families are being denied justice and are unable to move on with their lives because there is absolutely no end in sight as a result of the State’s delaying tactics. Also, during the past two years and likely into the next decade, McLennan County citizens are being asked to absorb the staggering financial burden of the ill conceived actions by their elected district attorney.”

Clint Broden Broden & Mickelsen
2600 State Street
Dallas, Texas 75204
214-563-3154

50th Anniversary Of Burt Munro Historic Land Speed Record

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Burt Munro

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Indian Motorcycle Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Burt Munro’s Historic Land Speed Record 

“The World’s Fastest Indian” to be Memorialized with 2017 Bonneville Land Speed Record Attempt by Munro’s Nephew

Press Release: It’s been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history – a story immortalized by the feature film, The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins. As a result, Munro’s legacy transcends motorcycles and symbolizes the much broader drive to push beyond conventional limitations to experience or achieve what is seemingly impossible. Burt Munro is now a household name among “gear heads” across the globe and the ultimate example of the gritty, adrenaline-fueled pastime of expanding the limits of speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Munro’s iconic land speed record, Indian Motorcycle is teaming up with Kiwi road racer Lee Munro, Burt Munro’s great nephew, to recreate the historic run at Bonneville on August 13.

“Motorcycling is about shedding boundaries and limitations to go beyond the norm, and there is no better example of that than Burt Munro,” said Reid Wilson, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director. “Driven by unparalleled determination and a legendary passion for the pursuit, Burt Munro embodies the spirit of Indian Motorcycle, and we couldn’t be prouder to honor his legacy with an updated version of his historic record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in August.”

For the updated record attempt, Lee Munro will pilot a modern Indian Scout with a powertrain modified by the Indian Motorcycle engineering team in an effort to become the world’s fastest modern Indian motorcycle.  The attempt will not break Burt’s record, but instead will honor his storied legacy in the world of motorcycling.  Fueled by their own ambition to push beyond boundaries, Indian’s team of engineers volunteered to be a part of this historic attempt, working on the project “after hours.” The team will undergo several test runs in El Mirage, Calif. before Lee Munro takes to the Salt Flats of Bonneville.

“My uncle Burt was a significant inspiration for my own racing career, and his appetite for speed is clearly a part of my DNA” said Lee Munro, the grandson of Burt’s first cousin. “What Indian Motorcycle is doing is fantastic, and I couldn’t be prouder to partner with them and pilot my own Scout at Bonneville in honor of my Uncle and the 50th anniversary of his historic record.”

Born and raised in Invercargill, New Zealand, the same town as his great uncle Burt, Lee Munro first began his life on two wheels via the high-adrenaline sport of downhill mountain biking. After winning many local races, even finishing fifth in the 2002 New Zealand Championship, Lee entered into motorcycle road racing. He won his first race and captured numerous titles on every road and street race circuit in the South Island of New Zealand. With plans to race the Isle of Man, Lee attended the Manx GP in 2016 to gain knowledge of the track and better prepare himself. Most recently, Lee won the vintage class at the Methven Street Races earlier this year on a 1941 Indian motorcycle.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

 

Shope/Mustang Signature Seats

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ShopeShope/Mustang Signature Seats

Press Release: John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts, the renegade “Risk Taker”, is a veritable mastermind of unadulterated concepts capable of taking any ride to another level. Now the Dirty Bird is teaming up with Mustang Seats to develop the new Shope Signature Series designed exclusively for the Indian Scout and Indian Chieftan.

ShopeShope Signature Series Café for Indian Scout 2015-17
This Café seat features double stitched, high quality expanded vinyl and a perforated-design tuck-and-roll-stitched center panel for a custom flair.

  • Part Number: DBC-771
  • Price: $339.00
  • Front Width: 9″ Weight: 7 lbs

ShopeShope Signature Series Tripper for Indian Scout 2015-17
This Tripper seat features double stitched, high quality expanded vinyl and a perforated-design diamond-stitched center panel for a custom flair.

  • Part Number: DBC-772
  • Price: $379.00
  • Front Width: 8.5″ Rear Width: 5″

ShopeShope Signature Series Café for Indian Chieftain 2014-17
This Café seat features double stitched, high quality expanded vinyl and a perforated-design diamond-stitched center panel for a custom flair.

  • Part Number: DBC-773
  • Price: $339.00
  • Front Width: 11.5″

ShopeShope Signature Series Tripper for Indian Chieftain 2014-17
This Tripper seat features double stitched, high quality expanded vinyl and a perforated-design diamond-stitched center panel for a custom flair.

  • Part Number: DBC—774
  • Price: $379.00
  • Front Width: 11″ Rear Width: 6″

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MagnaFlow’s Touring Hitman Slip-Ons

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7200805_3quarter_bottomMagnaFlow’s Touring Hitman Slip-Ons

Hitman Slip-ons deliver all-out power gains with MagnaFlow’s top of the line Pro-Flow, 3 step perforated cores that produce rich, ground thumping, deep bass sound quality. Hitman Slip-ons are ideal for tuned engines that demand max output or stock engines looking for added punch. The 4 ½” slash cut end caps with precision channeled interiors offer a bold, one of a kind look on your bike and are the perfect match for stock or extended bags. The Accent Cut gloss black or full chrome end caps rotate so you can customize your style. Available in show chrome or deep black finishes, Hitman Slip-ons are the ultimate performance and style upgrade for you bagger and easily bolt on to stock or MagnaFlow head pipes. All mounting hardware is included. Made in the USA by MagnaFlow.7200805 Hitman slip-on_Chrome_TOURING_REAR_OFFBIKE

Features & Benefits

  • Bolt on dynamic performance and style.
  • 4ó” rotatable slash cut end caps.
  • Amazing rich, thundering bass sound quality.
  • Pro-flow 3 step core
  • Show chrome.
  • Deep black finish.
  • Made in the USA.

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Fahrenheit KoolTeK Jacket

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KoolTeKStay Cool With the Fahrenheit KoolTeK Jacket

Press Release: The KoolTeK process is used on both jackets, treating the top-grain leather so that it resists the sun’s heat to stay approximately 20° cooler than traditional leather. The Fahrenheit KoolTeK Perforated jacket is perforated throughout, allowing air to flow through the jacket and make it feel as if you aren’t even wearing one. The standard version has vents to allow air to flow through, cooling the body.

KoolTeK

Sleeve detail

Each jacket has supple, flexible D3O armor and a 37.5 thermal regulating inner liner.  The sleeves are zippered for a comfortable fit and feature the Black Brand logo. Reflective trim blends discreetly into the back panel and the jackets have YKK zippers throughout. A full-sleeve, wind proof zip-out liner is included with the perforated version and fits in the jacket pocket. The regular version has a full-sleeve quilted liner. Each jacket comes with a six-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects.

Purchase of the Fahrenheit KoolTeK and Fahrenheit KoolTeK Perforated jackets benefit our injured returning vets thanks to our partnership with Homes for Our Troops.

KoolTeK

Perforation detail

The Fahrenheit KoolTeK Jacket (P/Ns BB3233 to BB3237) is available in men’s sizes medium to 3XL and retails for $451.00. The Fahrenheit KoolTeK Perforated Jacket (P/Ns BB3123 to BB3126) is available in men’s sizes medium to 2XL and retails for $451.00. Both can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

About Black Brand
Black Brand is a head-to-toe apparel brand for motorcycle riders that don’t want to blend in with the crowd. We say, “be the wolf, not the sheep” by riding in Black Brand, and if you understand that statement, then we are your choice for quality riding gear. Our products are designed by people who really do ride every day and understand what makes gear better for the time you spend on your motorcycle.

Seven Free Bike Shows at the Buffalo Chip

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Bike ShowsSeven Free Bike Shows to be Offered at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2017

Builders, bikes and customs enthusiasts roll into the “Bike Show Capital of the World” for a solid week of shows.

Press Release:  Flashy chrome, crazy customization, new-tech engineering and old-school horsepower will all be on display at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August when seven distinct bike shows make the venue the “Bike Show Capital of the World.” The motorcycle shows, scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 5 – Friday, Aug. 11, will feature the most eye-popping machines at the rally. Participants in most shows have the opportunity to win prizes ranging from cold, hard cash and custom trophies to a full feature in a national magazine. The bike shows, all slated to present various makes, models and customs, are open and free for public viewing. Find more information at www.BuffaloChip.com/EVENTS/Bike-Shows

Shows slated at the Buffalo Chip in 2017 include:

Bike ShowsSATURDAY, AUG. 5 – FRIDAY, AUG. 11
2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, Old Iron/Young Blood; Motorcycles and the Next-Gen

  • Buffalo Chip Events Center near East Gate
  • Open and Free to the Public

Curated by famed motorcycle photographer, Michael Lichter, forty builders under 36 years of age have accepted the challenge to build a custom motorcycle masterpiece especially for the 2017 exhibit. Each bike will be displayed atop an elevated pedestal and lit with theater lights to better give guests an open view from every angle. In addition, 14 two-dimensional artists will present their work on the gallery walls alongside a display of artist-decorated Biltwell helmets.

Bike ShowsSUNDAY, AUG. 6
FXR Show and Dyna Mixer

  • Buffalo Chip Free-Access CrossRoads
  • Registrations starts 9:30 a.m., show starts at 11 a.m., awards 3 p.m.
  • Free Entry

The interactive FXR Show and Dyna Mixer encourages bikers to swap stories and share advice. All donations and proceeds from event shirts and raffle tickets go directly to LifeScape of SD, formerly known as Children’s Care Hospital and School of South Dakota.

STURGIS-BIKE-SHOWS-FULL-THROTTLE-760x372MONDAY, AUG. 7-TUESDAY, AUG. 8
Full Throttle Florida Magazine Bike Show

  • Buffalo Chip Free-Access CrossRoads
  • Registrations at Noon, Awards 5 p.m.
  • Registration fee is $20 per class entered

This 10-class ride-in show offer awards for 1st and 2nd place in each class plus “Best in Show” and “Judges Choice” awards. Special custom trophy to be awarded to the Best of Show winner.

Bike ShowsTUESDAY, AUG. 8
Sportster Showdown

  • Buffalo Chip Gardens, near the east gate
  • Registrations 1pm, Awards 5 p.m.
  • Free to enter and attend

Conceived by the Sportster fanatics at Led Sled Customs and Biltwell, the Sportster Showdown is a communal event celebrating the history, culture and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence. The Best of Show winner and bike will be celebrated on the Wolfman Jack Main Stage.

Bike ShowsWEDNESDAY, AUG. 9
Sexiest Bagger Bike Show

  • Buffalo Chip Free-access CrossRoads
  • Registration Noon to 2 p.m., awards at 4 p.m.
  • Free entry

Strip Club Choppers along with American Bagger Magazine and Urban Bagger Magazine are bringing the Sexiest Bagger Bike Show to the Buffalo Chip. Multiple awards and cash prizes will be bestowed on winners with Best of Show featured in American Bagger Magazine.

Bike ShowsTHURSDAY, AUG. 10
Rat’s Hole Bike Show & Black Hills Bagger Showdown

  • Free-access CrossRoads in front of the Big Engine
  • Registration 10 a.m., awards at 5 p.m.

The Granddaddy of all custom motorcycle shows, the Rat’s Hole presents an impressive crew of international judges and builders. The show features 16 classes and awards nearly 60 prestigious hand-sculpted trophies to its winners.

The Buffalo Chip will be announcing more entertainment in the coming weeks. Those interested can get more information and purchase passes at BuffaloChip.com.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers eight stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. The 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Old Iron/Young Blood – Motorcycles and the Next Gen” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Indian Secures Fifth Consecutive Victory

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IndianIndian Motorcycle Racing Secures Fifth Consecutive Victory And Third Podium Sweep This Season At Sacramento Mile

Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Captures his 7th Consecutive Victory at Sacramento Mile, Edging Out Indian ‘Wrecking Crew’ Teammates in Epic Main Event

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle Racing secured its third podium sweep of the season during an epic Sacramento Mile main event that saw 25 miles of continuous lead changes by the three Indian Wrecking Crew riders. It was reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith that edged out his teammates with a final pass to secure his third consecutive win of the season and his seventh in a row at the Sacramento Mile. Indian is undefeated thus far in the 2017 American Flat Track series – tallying five consecutive victories.

Teammates Jared Mees and Brad Baker again joined Smith on the podium, placing 2-3 respectively. In what has been nothing short of a historic start through five races this season, the Wrecking Crew has dominated the field – winning every race and earning 13 of 15 podiums on the brand-new Scout FTR750.

“Brad and Jared continue to be the toughest competition,” said Smith. “And following the semi rounds, I knew it would again come down to the three Indian riders. As the ‘mile guy’ it’s important for me to capitalize on these longer tracks.” 

Smith’s victory at the Sacramento Mile puts him atop the field this season with 112 points, while Mees’s second-place finish gets him to 107 points. Smith and Mees have both reached the podium on all five races this season. Baker’s third-place finish gets him up to 60 points this season, ranking fourth among the field.

“Each race Brad, Bryan and Jared are putting it all on the line, and we couldn’t be more pleased with their performance thus far, along with the performance of our Scout FTR750,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “We entered the season expecting to be a very competitive team, but what we’ve been able to accomplish over these first five races has been nothing short of spectacular.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Springfield Mile on May 28.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

BIGGEST LITTLE NCOM CONVENTION IN RENO
Like “The Biggest Little City in the World,” this year’s 32nd annual NCOM Convention in Reno NV may have experienced a slight reduction in numbers, but it continues to be the largest gathering of bikers’ rights advocates on the planet with hundreds of representatives from Motorcyclists Rights Organizations (MROs), clubs and associations across the country.

The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) board of directors moved to broaden the spectrum of programs aimed to assist bikers’ rights groups while expanding outreach to active segments of the motorcycling community such as the Confederations of Clubs, women riders, clean & sober, Christian Unity, sportbikers, tourers and veterans.  The NCOM Legislative Task Force likewise took action to provide supportive services on the legislative front, while the Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (AIM) nationwide network of biker attorneys continually develops new strategies for litigation on a litany of motorcycling issues.

In addition to meetings and breakout sessions conducted Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11-14 at the Silver Legacy casino, the NCOM Convention featured seminars on Federal Anti-Profiling Legislation, Civil Rights And How To Protect Them, Driverless Vehicles, and a special presentation by Sr. EMT Instructor Slider Gilmore on “The Diabetic Rider”.

During the Silver Spoke Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, several honorees were recognized for their contributions to “Improving The Image of Motorcycling”, including; GOVERNMENT: U.S. Senator Jodi Ernst of Iowa;  MEDIA: Scott & Denise High of Thunder Roads Magazine – Tennessee;  LEGAL: Christopher Slater, AIM Attorney for Oregon & Washington;  ENTERTAINMENT: Frank Fritz of “American Pickers” TV Show;  SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Stephen Stubbs, NCOM Attorney – Nevada; and NCOM’s highest honor, the Ron Roloff Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Boar, NCOM Liaison for Confederation of Clubs.

Next year’s 33rd Annual NCOM Convention will be held May 10-13, 2018 at the Renaissance – Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama.  For further information, contact NCOM at (800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

ANTI-PROFILING LEGISLATION FILED IN U.S. HOUSE & SENATE
A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers introduced a resolution to address the issue of motorcycle profiling and promote collaboration between the motorcycle and law enforcement communities. U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Michael C. Burgess, M.D (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) led the effort in the House (H.Res. 318), and U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Senate version (S.Res.154).

“This bipartisan resolution should send a clear message to relevant regulatory and law enforcement agencies across the country: motorcycle profiling has no place on our roads. Instead, we must foster collaboration and cooperation between these agencies and the riders in order to promote safety and ensure all motorists are treated fairly under the law,” stated Rep. Pocan in a press release issued by Rep. Walberg, co-chair of the House Motorcycle Caucus.

“From coast to coast, Americans of all backgrounds responsibly ride a motorcycle as their means of transportation or simply to enjoy the open road.  This bipartisan resolution aims to raise awareness about the reality of motorcycle profiling and foster an open dialogue between motorcyclists and law enforcement,” said Walberg.

H.Res.318 – “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling,” has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, and defines profiling as; “motorcycle profiling means the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the Constitution of the United States.”

CONGRESSIONAL MOTORCYCLE CAUCUS SEEKS MEMBERS
Since 2009, the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus has provided a forum for members of Congress who ride to support motorcyclists “through education and awareness in order to encourage responsible motorcycling.”  The CMC also “serves to ensure that the motorcycling community is treated equitably by Congress as it considers infrastructure and environmental policies, as well as safety and education programs.”

U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) head the caucus, and with the new Congress being recently seated the two sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to their peers in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting CMC memberships from those who ride or have an interest in motorcycle issues: “We invite you to join the CMC to help promote these and other initiatives,” and in addition to promoting sound policy, “CMC members can help highlight the safety of motorcyclists through the recognition of Motorcycle Awareness Month, hosting and participating in industry fly-ins, drawing attention to the national ‘Ride to Work Day,’ promoting rider awareness and safety at national events — such as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Summer X Games — ensuring motorcycle safety is remembered in the transportation reauthorization process, and working to remind operators to be aware of motorcycles with whom they share the roads and highways.”

If he or she rides, please encourage your Congressional Representative to join the CMC by contacting Rep. Burgess’ office at 5-7772 or Rep. Walberg at 5-6276.

HISTORIC VEHICLE REGISTRATION
A federal bill has been introduced in the 115th Congress “to establish a program to accurately document vehicles that were significant in the history of the United States.”

The National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2017 (S.966) was introduced April 27, 2017 by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) and would require the U.S. Department of the Interior to create a register housed in the Library of Congress to preserve examples of historically significant automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and commercial vehicles.

This project is the first of its type to create a permanent archive of significant historic vehicles that would include short narratives, photographs and engineering drawings of each vehicle.  To be eligible for the register, vehicles must be connected to a significant person or event in American history, have a unique design or be a rare model.

The Senate bill has been referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

LIQUOR SALES CHARGE AGAINST MOTORCYCLE CLUB DISMISSED
A North Dakota district court judge has dismissed a liquor sales charge against a Minot motorcycle club, following motions to dismiss filed by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) Attorney Justin Vinje and the prosecuting attorney.

The Ice Cold Ryders Motorcycle Club had been charged with engaging in the unlicensed sale of alcohol at their clubhouse.  A police investigation of a nearby disturbance during the morning of November 29, 2015, led law enforcement to peer inside the clubhouse during a social gathering.

Inside, officers saw a large number of people socializing and drinking alcoholic beverages.  Law enforcement concluded that unlicensed liquor sales were occurring.  One officer testified in support of a search warrant, falsely claiming to have also seen a cash register in the clubhouse.

Law enforcement received a search warrant and entered the clubhouse later that morning, seizing the club’s security equipment, sound system, coolers, alcoholic beverages, and paper documents.  Law enforcement also froze the club’s bank accounts.

On October 6, 2016, nearly a year after the raid, law enforcement charged the club with the unlicensed sale of alcohol.  A.I.M. Attorney Justin Vinje represented the club and requested law enforcement’s investigative reports.  Those reports mainly consisted of an analysis of the club’s banking records and an inventory of items seized.  The reports also revealed that law enforcement never seized a cash register from the premises.

During the case, a confidential informant with ties to local law enforcement contacted Vinje, telling the club’s lawyer that law enforcement asked her to attend club gatherings and wear a wireless recording device to capture proof of unlicensed alcohol sales.

The informant wore a wire and attended two club gatherings in the spring of 2016.  A SWAT team stood at the ready to raid the club in the event of illegal activity.  No unlawful alcohol sales took place, but the government failed to provide any records of this to the defense.

Attorney Vinje filed a motion to dismiss the charge, due to the government’s failure to turn over records related to the confidential informant’s activities.  Vinje also filed a motion to suppress evidence from the search, arguing that law enforcement testified falsely about the presence of a cash register during its application for the search warrant.

Three days later, the government filed a motion to dismiss the charge, citing insufficient evidence to proceed and that dismissal would serve the interest of judicial economy.  The case was dismissed.

NEW HAMPSHIRE REPEALS HANDLEBAR HEIGHT LAW
Without a federal standard, the regulation of handlebars on motorcycles rests with the states, and until recently New Hampshire was among more than 30 states that limit the height of handlebars.

On May 15, 2017 N.H. Governor Chris Sununu signed SB27; “RSA 266:77, relative to grips and handlebars on motorcycles, is repealed.”

The Granite State began regulating handlebars in 1967, a time when many state legislatures associated motorcycling with the counter-culture captured by films like “The Wild Ones” and “Easy Rider,” explained Charlie St. Clair, executive director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association. “Law enforcement pulled people over for high bars as a tool for probable cause,” he said in applauding the bill’s passage, adding, “I have never heard of handlebars presented as a safety issue.”

Unfortunately for attendees of this year’s Laconia Motorcycle Week, held annually since 1923 during the nine days in June ending on Father’s Day, the law becomes effective 60 days after passage, which will be July 11, 2017.

BILL ADDRESSES “MASKED” MOTORCYCLISTS BEING CITED IN LOUISIANA
Louisiana has a law prohibiting the wearing of masks in public, and according to an article in the Baton-Rouge Times-Picayune, motorcycle riders are being “pulled over and ticketed under the mask-wearing law because they were wearing helmets that concealed their faces.”  Louisianans are banned from “concealing their faces with masks or hoods, except during Mardi Gras, Halloween or for religious reasons.”

Now a bill authored by Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport), HB161, would revise the law to exempt motorcycle safety helmets.  By all indications, the bill will pass, and it is currently pending Senate final passage.  Speaking before the Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice, Rep. Seabaugh said his bill arose out of complaints from motorcyclists in his district who said they have been harassed by “overzealous law enforcement officers.”  Riders have been pulled over at random, according to testimony by ABATE of Louisiana, claiming one officer in particular has targeted motorcyclists whose helmets and face shields concealed their faces.

Apparently recognizing the absurdity of ticketing motorcyclists for wearing helmets, when helmets are required by law, committee members unanimously agreed that the mask-wearing ban needs revision.  They tacked on an amendment “clarifying that the exemption only applied to motorcycle helmets being used during a ride,” then recommended the bill for full House approval.

Rep. Terry Landry (D-New Iberia), a former Louisiana State Police superintendent, thanked the committee for supporting the bill. “I think it corrects a wrong.”

WEIRD NEWS: MAN ATTEMPTED SEX WITH MOTORCYCLE
A man has appeared in court in Canterbury, England for allegedly attempting to have sex with Suzuki’s most alluring model, a GSX-R.  Mechanophilia, where a person is sexually attracted to cars, motorcycles, helicopters, ships, planes and other vehicles, is a crime in the U.K. and if found guilty, perpetrators can be placed on the sex offenders’ register.

The 33-year old chap reportedly exposed himself in public and tried to engage in a tempestuous relationship with his motorcycle, after previously being seen punching and kicking the bike on the same day.  Apparently drunk and on drugs, he claimed in court to remember dropping his trousers but denied exposing himself and has pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure and criminal damage.

QUOTABLE QUOTE:  “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

–Harper Lee (1926-2016) author of the classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Free Shooting at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Free ShootingSilencerCo Quiet Riot to Offer Free Shooting at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

First-time shooters and experts are invited to come and learn to shoot suppressed firearms in a safe and fun environment.

Press Release:  Visitors to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip this August will be offered the opportunity to shoot some impressive firearms, all sporting SilencerCo suppressors. The Quiet Riot event is open and free to the public but shooters are encouraged to register for an appointment as space is limited and the two-day event is expected to fill quickly. The Quiet Riot will take place Sunday, Aug. 6 and Monday, Aug. 7 at the Buffalo Chip’s shooting range near the east gate. Anyone interested may sign up for a shooting time HERE

All costs associated with shooting will be handled by SilencerCo. Company experts and range officers will be on hand to teach shooters how to handle and shoot the firearms safely.

Free Shooting

In addition to the Maxim 9, you’ll also have the opportunity to shoot an array of other firearms, including suppressed shotguns and fully automatics. Everything you need to shoot is included, even ammunition! The Buffalo Chip Gun Range is located across 132nd Avenue at the east end of the Buffalo Chip Campground. Appointments are available 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 and Monday, Aug. 7.

“Our main goal is to educate the public on suppressors and firearms in general,” says SilencerCo Events Coordinator Chris Conran. “We feel the motorcycle industry loves guns almost as much as we do, and can really take advantage of the many benefits a suppressor offers.”

Quiet Riot shooters are invited to be some of the first to test out SilencerCo’s newly-released Maxim 9, the world’s first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun.  After years of research and development, the gun will be available for order for the first time in 2017’s second quarter.

“SilencerCo is offering the public a rare opportunity; free shooting of some very sophisticated suppressed firearms,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Not only is it free but they are offering to let people shoot a new gun that hasn’t even been released yet. We’re thrilled to have them at the Chip’s shooting range.”

In addition to the Maxim 9, SilencerCo carries a wide range of suppressors for everything from .22 rimfire guns to .45/70 Government rounds. Their suppressors dramatically decrease the decibel noise and recoil of guns. Everyone from the casual shooter to big-game hunter can benefit from the suppressors SilencerCo has to offer.

About SilencerCo:
Born and bred in the land of the free, SilencerCo started life when two men in a garage machined, welded, and shaped their dreams into reality. They had one core belief: Guns don’t have to be loud. Now in our ninth year of existence, SilencerCo makes more silencers than anyone else in the market and has created the most revolutionary product to hit the market in recent memory – the Maxim 9 integrally suppressed 9mm pistol. We set the bar high for quality and innovation because in the end, that’s all that matters.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers eight stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Wounded Warrior Project & Harley-Davidson To Launch Mission: “Thank You”

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Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project & Harley-Davidson Surprise Veteran With New Bike To Launch Mission: “Thank You”

Harley-Davidson has teamed up with Adam Sandoval – the founder of ScootinAmerica, an initiative that focuses on giving back to our military members – to launch Mission: “Thank You.” At Harley-Davidson, we believe every American should be able to experience the profound freedom of motorcycle riding, especially those who risk their lives to protect ours.

Wounded Warrior ProjectMission: “Thank You” launched at San Diego Harley-Davidson this morning. Harley-Davidson and Sandoval worked with Wounded Warrior Project to honor a WWP alumnus and veteran from San Diego with a new Harley-Davidson powered by the  Milwaukee-Eight engine. Shane Kruchten, the surprised recipient and U.S. military veteran, was in shock and full of gratitude learning about his new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Wounded Warrior ProjectKruchten is the first of eight honorees that will get bikes this year. Sandoval is asking every American to nominate a military member – past or present – who has dedicated their life to protecting our freedom by submitting their story of sacrifice, strength and courage of service. His cross-country Mission: “Thank You” aims to thank those who have served, and are serving, to protect our freedom by giving away eight Harley-Davidson motorcycles powered by new Milwaukee-Eight engines. A panel consisting of Sandoval, Wounded Warrior Project representatives and Harley-Davidson leadership will select which seven other deserving military members will be honored with new motorcycles. The honorees will also receive a lifetime membership to the Harley Owners Group and they can give a free Harley-Davidson Riding Academy class to a loved one.

Based on America’s nominations, Sandoval will make seven special stops along his cross-country journey to give away the new Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Follow the mission on AdamSandovalRides.com or follow Adam’s journey on Facebook or Twitter.

Wounded Warrior ProjectAlong with Mission: “Thank You,” Harley-Davidson does a lot to serve our veterans and active duty personnel. Harley-Davidson is offering the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course to all current and former U.S. military personnel and first responders (law enforcement, fire, and EMS) and their spouses for just $99. H-D can also provide free motorcycle storage for deployed military personnel. Additionally, Operation Extend the Ride extends the factory warranty for the number of days deployed to account for the balance of the remaining warranty period.

Precision Engine Covers & Accents For Milwaukee-Eight

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Precision Engine CoversPrecision Engine Covers & Accents For Milwaukee-Eight

Kuryakyn introduces the first complete line of bolt-on engine covers designed exclusively for Milwaukee-Eight models.

Press Release: Harley-Davidson describes the Milwaukee-Eight engine as “styled to project power,” and the new Kuryakyn Precision collection takes it to another level of sculpted perfection.

The Precision line of covers and accents showcases modern and muscular designs that deliver a truly defined appearance to emulate internal movements of the engine and transmission. The resulting look produces a seamless integration with every factory component, whether used individually or as a complete set.

“Historically we designed our engine chrome components to be used together,” said Kenny Ladoucer, Kuryakyn category manager. “If you didn’t buy a certain piece, it looked like something was missing. The Precision system is different in that each part can be integrated independently, pieced together over time, or used to target specific areas of the motor to create a visual impact.”

Precision Engine CoversPrecision components serve as an extension of the Milwaukee-Eight’s design language. The collection includes groupings of unique covers and accents that bring the same powerful appearance to often-overlooked areas of the engine block. Focus areas include the cylinder base, inner primary, tappet block, transmission and starter, as well as the voltage regulator, coolant pump for liquid-cooled models, and oil cooler, among others.

Previous iterations of Kuryakyn engine covers have incorporated the use of VHB adhesive for installation. Everything in the Precision line is bolt on, creating a more uniform aesthetic with the motor while also reducing the hassle of removing and re-installing parts for service maintenance.

“Kuryakyn has established a reputation for developing engine covers,” said Industrial Design Manager Michael Bates. “When we got our hands on the new Milwaukee-Eight, we knew this was going to be an incredible opportunity and journey for our team. We paid close attention to the original inspiration behind the design, and then pinpointed opportunities to make the look more complete. What we added incorporates the same muscular styling cues found throughout the engine. There aren’t many projects that consume our whole team, and the entire Kuryakyn Product Development group played a role in all phases of creating the Precision collection. We’re incredibly proud to see this line of parts hit the market.”

The Precision collection is now available through Kuryakyn and its worldwide dealer and distributor network. The majority of components are currently offered in premium chrome finish, with a handful of select pieces also available in black. Gloss black versions of the entire collection are in development and will be available in late summer 2017..

View the complete Precision collection at www.kuryakyn.com/c/precision.

Sailor Jerry Partnership With Harley-Davidson — Contest Now Live!

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Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Announces Partnership With Harley-Davidson

The Two Americana-Steeped Brands Celebrate The Kick-Off Of Their Partnership With The Unveil Of Their Artist Series Motorcycles

Enter at www.SailorJerry.com/Harley-Davidson

Press Release:  Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, created to honor the father of American old school tattooing, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, has aligned with the iconic, American Harley-Davidson Motor Company for a multi-year partnership. To commemorate the kick-off of the partnership, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will be unveiling a series of twenty-two customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles designed by high profile artists and visionaries from around the United States including Harley-Davidson’s ownStyling Team, at a celebration this spring.

This 360-partnership will come to life in bars, restaurants, Harley-Davidson dealerships and joint celebrations around the country. Consumers can expect a series of shared events and moments from the two iconic brands, leading up to Harley-Davidson’s 115thAnniversary in 2018.

Sailor JerryThe first official venture together is the series of customized motorcycles created by acclaimed artists from around the country.  The participating artists include a range of innovators with backgrounds in tattoo design, mural paintings, street art and automotive design. Acclaimed tattoo artists Jonathan Valena aka JonBoyOliver Peck, and Megan Woznicki aka Megan Massacre have designed a selection of bikes as well as popular Miami-based muralists, Alexander Mijares, celebrated automotive designer, Michael “BuckWild” Ramirez and artist L’Amour Supreme. Each artist was tasked with interpreting the infamous flash art style of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins into their unique motorcycle design. Members of the Harley-Davidson Styling Team round out the group of artists and use their deep knowledge of Harley-Davidson history to inspire their unique designs.

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The motorcycles will be unveiled in a celebration at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on May 2, 2017 that will be open to consumers and include exciting festivities for all attendees. Following the celebrations, these bikes will not become a part of the exhibit, but instead be available for viewing around the United States all summer 2017 at liquor retailers, Sailor Jerry’s Fleet Week New York celebrations, at the Harley-Davidson Museum and more. Fans of Harley-Davidson and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will have a chance to win a motorcycle through a sweepstakes program kicking off on May 15, 2017. There will be twenty-two total bikes available to win. To enter, participants can log on to www.SailorJerry.com/Harley-Davidson and can receive additional information on the sweepstakes.

“Between our shared American roots, values and traditions, collaborating with Harley-Davidson is an exciting and natural fit,” said Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Senior Brand Manager Josh Hayes. “Harley-Davidson shares Sailor Jerry’s genuine Americana values for freedom and living outside the lines. With Harley-Davidson, we look forward to a long partnership that celebrates our shared brand beliefs.”

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Harley-Davidson launch custom artist motorcycles collaboration at Harley-Davidson Museum on Tuesday May, 2, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Invision for Harley-Davidson/AP Images)

(Photo by Darren Hauck/Invision for Harley-Davidson/AP Images)

The collaboration of these two Americana-steeped brands is a true testament to their rich histories of honoring the traditional values, passions and purposes of the men for whom they are named. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Norman Collins dedicated his life honing the art of tattooing out of his shop on Hotel Street in Honolulu. Collins’ shop became the must-stop destination for sailors on their shore-leave. His unique flash-art style started a movement that still inspires artists today. Harley-Davidson, named after founders William S. Harley, Arthur Davidson, William A. Davidson and Walter Davidson, has become an American icon since its founding in 1903. Since its first motorcycle, Harley-Davidson has been dedicated to fulfilling dreams of personal freedom – from exceptional custom experiences, innovative products and precise manufacturing. Together, these two brands are excited to begin a partnership that combines their joint passions and values.

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“Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Harley-Davidson are all about freedom of expression and customization, whether that is expressed by a Norman Collins tattoo or a bike,” said Scott Beck, Harley-Davidson Director of Marketing. “We are struck by the natural ties Sailor Jerry has to the motorcycle culture.”

The three Harley-Davidson models used in this program are:

  • Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight: With its bulldog stance, fat front tire and narrow profile, the Forty-Eight exudes bare-boned attitude. A new seat, mag wheels, and wider 49mm forks and adjustable rear suspension provide an even more muscular, comfortable ride. The iconic 2.1 gallon peanut tank sports ‘70s inspired graphics and floating brake rotors and blacked out slotted exhaust add to the fresh new look.
  • Harley-Davidson Iron 883: Bare-knuckle minimalism and garage-built style featuring bullet design detailing, straight cut mufflers, a low drag-style handlebar, front fork gaiters, chopped rear fender and a solo tuck and roll seat. All new adjustable rear shocks and front cartridge forks provide stability and comfort. The Iron 883 is a nimble urban machine that kicks asphalt.
  • Harley-Davidson Roadster: With a profile reminiscent of racing Sportster motorcycles from the 1950s and 1960s, Roadster joins Harley’s Dark Custom lineup with a minimalist design inspired by classic models and current trends in stripped-down custom bikes. A rider’s bike, the Harley-Davidson Roadster boasts premium suspension components and a balanced, athletic stance that connects the rider to the road.

To learn more about Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, log onto www.sailorjerry.com

To learn more about Harley-Davidson, log ontowww.harley-davidson.com

BMW Motorrad And RSD Collaborate

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MotorradBMW Motorrad And RSD Collaborate On Machined Accessory Line For R nine T’s

In 2013, Roland Sands Design and BMW Motorrad partnered on a design exercise that resulted in the creation of the Concept 90. A revolutionary machine built in true collaboration between both brands, the Concept 90 ignited a shift in the perception of BMW motorcycles from fully functional to also, fully customizable.

Fast forward to today..

Designed initially as a complete one-off set of custom parts for the Concept 90, the key components having gone through a rigorous design and development program are now available through BMW Motorrad as the “Machined” line of billet accessories for the BMW R nineT.

Machined to the strictest of standards set forth by BMW, these finely detailed components mark not only being the first collaborative components of their type available for the legendary BMW boxer motor, they are the realization of direct communication and development between Roland Sands & Ola Stengard, Chief of Design at BMW Motorrad.

“Ola and I had been grinding on this idea for quite a long time and I penned the final designs while staying at a Salzburg Hotel in Austria and Ola signed them off a day later in Munich. Countless emails back and forth between the two of us shaped the designs into what you see today. It was a huge accomplishment for the RSD team to produce American products that stood up to BMW’s extremely high quality standards. This product line is a true testament to a design theory set forth by the RSD crew in collaboration with BMW Motorrad.” -Roland Sands

All BMW Motorrad Machined parts are available at your local BMW dealer.

Current product line includes:

  • Cylinder Head Covers Machined
  • Oil Filler Neck Lid Machined
  • Belt Cover Machined
  • Headlight Cover Machined
  • Handlebar End Cover Machined
  • Rear Axle Cover Machined
  • Bevel Gear Bearing Cover Machined
  • Swinging-Arm Pivot Mount Cover Machined

About Roland Sands Design:

Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, super moto and custom bike builders and riders. It’s this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a wide variety of projects. Follow all bike builds, new products and the life and times of the Roland Sands Design crew at www.rolandsands.com.

For more information email info@rolandsands.com.

Headwinds — They Got You Covered

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HeadwindsThey Got You Covered

Press Release: Headwinds introduces their new “Flat Faced” points cover for XLH & Evo Motors. The cover tapers to a flat face perfectly matching the gear case bump on your Sportster and they also look great on Evos. Made of billet aluminum and easy-to-install. Available chrome and black. Hardware and gasket included. Made in the USA.

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Treat Your Bike to the Best

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Spectro OilsTreat Your Bike to the Best; The Best Oil On Planet Earth

Press Release: Spectro Oils offers the highest quality lubrication products for your Harley-Davidson, Indian or v-twin motorcycle. Formulated specifically for your motorcycle, change your fluids with Spectro’s Heavy Duty Platinum Full Synthetic 20w50 engine oil, 6-Speed Transmission Lube and Primary Chaincase Oil for piece of mind and a smooth ride every time you hit the open road.

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Indian Motorcycle Racing Sweeps Arizona Mile

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Indian Motorcycle RacingIndian Motorcycle Racing Sweeps Arizona Mile

Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Secures Second Consecutive Victory,  Brad Baker & Jared Mees Finish 2nd & 3rd, Respectively 

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle Racing continues its dominance in American Flat Track racing with its second podium sweep of the season. Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” is living up to its legendary nickname, as Bryan Smith, Brad Baker and Jared Mees finished 1-2-3, respectively.

After two red flags, and as the sun began to set, the main event was forced to reconfigure to a five-lap shootout. Smith earned his second consecutive victory by ducking inside Baker with two laps remaining – edging him out by .057 seconds.

“My team has done an incredible job, and the Scout FTR750 is performing like nothing else I’ve ever been on,” said Smith. “The mile races are my favorite, and with four of the next five races being miles, we’re excited to keep it rolling.”

After four races this season, the Indian Scout FTR750 has secured 10 of 12 podiums. Smith and Mees are neck-in-neck at the top the American Flat Track leaderboard – having reached the podium in every race with two first place finishes, a second and a third. Baker has earned two second place finishes.

“After the long break following the Charlotte Half Mile, we were all excited to see how the guys would perform on the season’s first mile,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “Their dominant success at each race is a tribute to how hard each rider and his team are preparing.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to stay on top as American Flat Track heads to the Sacramento Mile on May 20.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Ken’s Factory Neo-Fusion LED Marker Lights

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20401917Ken’s Factory Neo-Fusion LED Marker Lights

Stand out with the help of Neo-Fusion LED Marker Lights from Ken’s Factory. These lights are skillfully machined from billet aluminum with a Black Machine or polished finish and feature brass, Black Machine or polished rings. They use a standard 3-wire system to connect to your ride, and have dual-function amber LEDs. Sold each, the suggested retail price is $99.95.

For more information, go to  www.dragspecialties.com or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

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Dirty Bird Concepts Ghost Boltless Windshield

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Dirty BirdDirty Bird Concepts Ghost Boltless Windshield

Dirty Bird Concepts introduces the Ghost Boltless Windshield (DBC-232) for 2015-present Road Glides.  Hide those ugly bolts and give your Road Glide a cleaner bad ass look. Made from super strong NYB injection molded polymer; this part is guaranteed not to crack or break. Easy quick install, comes complete with all hardware. Birds the Word!Dirty Bird

To shop all Dirty Bird parts, please visit us online at www.dirtybirdconcepts.com.


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Paul Yaffe Monkey Sport Bar

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Monkey Sport BarPaul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation Releases New Monkey Sport Bar from for All Harley-Davidson Models

Bagger Nation Combines Classic Style of OEM Monkey Bar with Signature Bent Uprights for Low Slung Look with Loads of Attitude and Comfort

Press Release: Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, the custom shop known for providing the Harley-Davidson aftermarket with trend-setting designs of the highest quality, is proud to unveil the new Monkey Sport Bar for 1986–2017 H-D touring models.

“When it comes to all of our parts and accessories, we blur the line between function and aesthetics until there is no line,” says Paul Yaffe, “and our new Monkey Sport Bar is no exception—yes, it looks sharp, but it has all the comfort and utility our OEM Monkey Bars are famous for.”
Designed by a rider, not just for looks but for facility, the new Monkey Sport Bar has you covered with: (1) Width: Yaffe Monkey bars are narrower because they utilize a more labor-intensive process when assembling grip post areas—swedging is cheaper but adds 2” to each side of the bar; (2) Natural Grip Angle: Yaffe Monkey bars don’t force hands or wrists into uncomfortable positions; they are engineered to provide natural, relaxed grip angles—non-riders wouldn’t think of this; (3) Adjustability: Yaffe Monkey bars allow maximum rotation for hand control positioning—you can put ’em where you want ’em; (4) Pull Back: with their exclusive arched pull-back design, Yaffe Monkey Sport Bars provide 9” of pull back if you want it (while still ensuring optimum back comfort); because of patent protection, no other company can curve uprights forward when viewed in profile; only Bagger Nation can provide that look for you.

The new Bagger Nation Monkey Sport Bar is a direct bolt-on replacement part with NO modifications needed. Bagger Nation also offers a complete line of cables, bushings, Super Clamps, wiring and complete install instructions. Available in gloss black powder coat or brilliant chrome plating, you won’t find a better (or better-looking!) low-slung bar for Road Glides and Road Kings.

About Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation

Paul Yaffe has been designing and building custom motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories for over 30 years. In that time, he has won many awards, contests and honors, including three consecutive “World’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle Awards, he has twice “Builder of the Year”, and three times “Trendsetter of the Year” honors and has had his custom motorcycle featured in the famed Guggenheim Museum. Recognized as an influential force in the world of custom motorcycle building, Paul opened his shop Paul Yaffe Originals over twenty-five years ago, and today his designs are among the best and most sought after on the planet. For Paul’s latest parts, designs, news and appearances, check out www.baggernation.com and follow him on FacebookTwitter (@BaggerNation), Instagram(@pybaggernation) and YouTube.

 

 

2017 Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show

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Motorcycle ShowThe 2017 Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show & Calendar Bike Building Championship

July 15th and October 15th 2017 – Featuring 2 Events This Year!

Press Release: The 2017 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continues its now 24th-year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America this year at two exciting dates and venues. Each Event will feature top Celebrity Custom Bikes & Builders, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, Live Music performances. And the world premier of next year’s new 2018 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world’s top Sport and Custom Motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens in attendance at the Show. Select Builders and their Bikes will be invited to be photographed by producer Jim Gianatsis for the next FastDates.com Calendars.

Motorcycle ShowSaturday July 15th 2017 Calendar Bike Builder’s Party in Woodland Hills, CA

Join legendary FastDates.com Calendar Photographer Jim Gianatsis at his home / studio in Woodland Hills / Los Angeles for a private Calendar Bike Shoot with Invited Calendar Bike Builders and the Calendar Kittens, followed by a Dinner Party with Live Music. Features an optional morning ride to the legendary Rock Store on Mulholland Highway with Jim Gianatsis. It all takes place at the at the FastDates.com Calendar Photo Studio in Woodland Hills, CA. Order Calendar Bike Builder Party Tickets at FastDates.com


Motorcycle ShowSunday October 15th 2017 Rider RoundUp at The Ranch in Agoura, CA.

The Calendar Bike Building Championship joins Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles for the Rider RoundUp at the Ranch at the historic Paramount Western Movie Ranch State Park in Agoura, CA, down the road from the Rock Store, for an exciting day of Custom Motorcycles and Builders, Manufacturers, Venders, Food and Craft Beer, and Live Music. It’s a benefit to fight Leukemia. Plus there’s an optional Morning Bike Ride with Russell on Mulholland Highway, and an after the event Evening House Dinner Party with Russell and Rachel Mitchell at their beautiful home on Lake Malibu. Look for more information and limited entry tickets on the ExileCycles.com website. Walk-Up Spectator Event Admission at the Rider RoundUp 11am – 4pm is $10. Bike Contest Load-In is 9-11am. Enter you Bike for the Calendar Bike Building Championship at FastDates.com

Handbuilt Motorcycle Show – S&S Cycle

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Handbuilt Motorcycle ShowHandbuilt Motorcycle Show – S&S Cycle

S&S Cycle hit Austin, Texas for Revival Cycle’s yearly Handbuilt Motorcycle Show – and this year had a big surprise, in the form of some original S&S History – the TRAMP made an appearance! Check it out along with the other amazing hand built motorcycles, and stay tuned for more on TRAMP!

For more info on the Handbuilt Show – check out RevivalCycles.com

For more info on S&S Cycles go to www.sscycle.com