Indian Motorcycle’s Scout FTR750 Sweeps Top Five At Minnesota Mile

By | Racing News

Indian Motorcycle’s Scout FTR750 Sweeps Top Five At Minnesota Mile

Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew Rider Bryan Smith Takes First, Privateers Henry Wiles and Robert Pearson Finish 2-3

Indian Motorcycle Racing and the FTR750 swept the top five positions at the Minnesota Mile. Wrecking Crew rider Bryan Smith earned his second win of the season, while Indian privateers Henry Wiles and Robert Pearson rounded out the podium aboard their FTR750s placing second and third, respectively.

The main event kicked off with a heated battle for first between Wrecking Crew rider and 2018 Grand National Champion Jared Mees and Indian privateer Briar Bauman, who eventually got away from Mees in the first half of the race. Mees, who continued to trail Bauman for several more laps experienced a mechanical issue which took him out of the running, leaving Bauman to lead the pack with a comfortable gap. With a little over a lap to go, Bauman ran out of fuel, leaving the first-place position wide open for Bryan Smith who ultimately clinched the win.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting the Minnesota Mile in Indian Motorcycle’s backyard and it was great to see Bryan take the win after an exciting night of racing,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “Mees and Bauman fought hard and we look forward to seeing them back at the season finale at the Meadowlands Mile.”

Mees has already secured the 2018 Grand National Title and now has 346 points. He has the possibility of recording the highest single-season win percentage in American Flat Track history if he wins the final race of the season this weekend.  Indian Motorcycle privateer Henry Wiles currently ranks second with 259 points, while Brian Bauman ranks third with 201 points. Jeffrey Carver Jr. and Chad Cose are fourth and fifth with 194 and 168 points, respectively.

The final race of the season takes place on October 6 at the Meadowlands Mile in New Jersey. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, the Indian Wrecking Crew and Scout FTR750, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. For information on purchasing a Scout FTR750, please contact Racing@IndianMotorcycle.com.

About Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle 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.

Authorities Misapplying Texas Law to Disarm Bikers

By | Biker's Rights

Authorities Misapplying Texas Law to Disarm Bikers

The MPP has repeatedly reported on the rising trend in Texas of arresting members of motorcycle clubs for possession of weapons, including members that have no criminal record and that possess a license to carry (LTC, or concealed carry permit). Prosecutions follow arrests, and on September 21st, 2018 a jury in El Paso convicted an individual with no criminal record solely for being a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in possession of a legal weapon.

If this seems outrageous, your instincts are correct. The MPP, after conducting cursory research on 46.02, has identified precedent, Ex Parte Flores 483 SW 3d 632 (2015), that clearly articulates how law enforcement is currently misinterpreting and misapplying Texas statute in violation of the basic rules of evidence and the US Constitutional.

Law Enforcement and prosecutors should immediately cease and desist misapplying Texas statute. Applying Texas Penal Code 46.02 to members of clubs with no criminal records, and even LTC’s, would chill 1st Amendment Association and the doctrine of personal guilt, “a cornerstone of American Jurisprudence.”

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Indian Motorcycle Debuts Highly-Anticipated FTR 1200 & FTR 1200 S

By | New Product News

Indian Motorcycle Debuts Highly-Anticipated FTR 1200 & FTR 1200 S

New Flat Track Inspired Street Bike Draws From Indian Motorcycle’s Storied History & Success in Flat Track Racing 

All-New Platform Combines Flat Tracker Styling with Powerful New Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Engine with 120 Horsepower 

Today Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, set a new standard for American motorcycling with the unveiling of the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S.  The FTR platform proudly breaks new ground and answers the call of enthusiasts around the world anxiously awaiting its debut. 

Inspired by Indian Motorcycle’s storied history and success in flat track racing, the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S take design and styling cues from the championship-winning FTR750 race bike that has dominated American Flat Track since it was introduced in 2016. It also takes styling inspiration from the FTR1200 Custom, unveiled a year ago as an exploration of what a flat track-inspired street bike could be.  The platform delivers an American motorcycle with true flat tracker style and the performance to back it up.

The FTR 1200 combines race inspired design and nimble handling with an upright riding position to create a commanding riding experience. A new 1203cc V-Twin engine with approximately 120 horsepower makes sure every rider feels like a pro when they twist the throttle. The new platform is a key component in the company’s broader mission to expand its global appeal and reach new riders. 

“Our vision from the beginning was to be more than a traditional American V-twin brand. We continually seek to broaden Indian Motorcycle’s reach to a wider range of riders, and FTR 1200 represents a significant step forward in that strategy,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle. “Indian Motorcycle was founded on performance and innovation, and we remain grounded by our founder’s mindset of constantly pushing forward. In light of that history, the FTR 1200 is a natural extension for the brand that we couldn’t be more excited about.”

Housed in a trellis frame with a sporty riding position, both models feature an inverted front suspension with radially mounted dual Brembo brakes for exceptional control and stopping power. The fuel tank is strategically located under the seat for a lower center of gravity and more centralized weight distribution. Similar to the FTR750 race bike, the airbox is positioned directly above the engine to optimize airflow and maximize power. Both models feature a similar rear suspension and swingarm design as the FTR750 to not only provide a race bike look, but also ensure maximum grip and compliance on even the roughest of roads. Newly-developed Dunlop street tires with flat track-inspired tread, a chain final drive, and ProTaper flat tracker aluminum handlebars complete the race bike look. 

“This is an extremely exciting platform for us, and after investing such a significant amount of time, expertise and energy in the design process, it’s an incredible feeling to finally show the world these motorcycles,” said Rich Christoph, the Indian Motorcycle Senior Designer who was also instrumental in the design of the FTR750 and FTR1200 Custom.  “Our primary focus was to ensure these motorcycles carried the same lines and form language as the FTR750 and 1200 Custom.  We knew that’s what riders around the world fell in love with.  I couldn’t be more proud to turn the FTR750 into a flat tracker for the street and help launch Indian into a new era.” 


Adding to the design is a host of premium features and ride-enhancing technologies. The FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S models both feature full LED lighting, including a new headlight that provides an unmistakable face for the platform, a fast-charge USB port to easily charge mobile devices, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and cruise control for a comfortable ride. 

Propelling both models is a powerful new liquid-cooled 1203cc V-twin engine making approximately 120 horsepower and 85 ft-lbs of torque.  A flat torque curve ensures a progressive, predictable power delivery with loads of low-end punch and flexibility. The engine features a 12.5:1 compression ratio, high flow cylinder heads, and dual throttle bodies for optimal airflow and power.  Additionally, the engine makes wide use of magnesium to reduce weight and utilizes a low-inertia crankshaft that allows the engine to rev to its redline quickly for thrilling acceleration. 

The FTR 1200 S features all that and more, including: 

  • Fully adjustable front and rear piggy-back suspension with preload, compression, and rebound adjustments so riders can perfectly match the bike to their personal riding style 
  • 4.3-inch customizable Ride Command LCD touch screen with Bluetooth for easy mobile device pairing
  • Lean-angle sensitive stability control, ABS, traction control, and wheelie mitigation control for improved confidence and control
  • Three Ride Modes (Sport, Standard, Rain) with unique throttle response and traction control intervention levels

The new platform underwent extensive development and testing to ensure it meets Indian Motorcycle’s high quality standards and performs at the highest levels.

“These bikes have gone through a rigorous, multi-year design and testing process to ensure that they perform as good as they look,” explains Ben Lindaman, Indian Motorcycle Senior International Product Manager.  “The process was incredibly robust, including over one million miles logged through simulated rides.  We also accumulated tens of thousands of test miles on the street with input from racers, including our championship winning Wrecking Crew flat track team and former Grand Prix racers.”

The FTR 1200 starts at $12,999 and is available in Thunder Black, while the FTR 1200 S starts at $14,999 and is available in Indian Motorcycle Red over Steel Gray, Titanium Metallic over Thunder Black Pearl, and a Race-Replica paint scheme matching the iconic FTR750 race bike. Both models will be available in dealers in spring of 2019. 

Riders can learn more at IndianMotorcycle.com or by visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealer. For real-time updates on availability, sign-up for our email list on the website and follow Indian Motorcycle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

Indian Motorcycle Company 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.

Ciro Big Ass Drink Holder

By | New Product News

Ciro Big Ass Drink Holder

The Ciro Big Ass Drink Holder is the perfect way to bring that 30 oz. tumbler on the road with you. The durable neoprene rubber molded net is designed to securely grip your cup so there’s no worry of losing it. The rubber is also weatherproof and won’t deteriorate in the sun or elements you encounter on the road. Available in black or chrome with various mounting options.

50007 Big Ass Drink Holder Chrome (No Mount) $54.95
50810 Big Ass Drink Holder Chrome (Chrome Perch Mount) $79.95
50822 Big Ass Drink Holder Chrome (’14-newer Passenger Mount) $89.95
50009 Big Ass Drink Holder Black (No Mount) $54.95
50911 Big Ass Drink Holder Black (Black Perch Mount) $79.95
50922 Big Ass Drink Holder Black (’14-newer Passenger Mount) $89.95

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NAMZ Has The Connectors You Need

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NAMZ Has The Connectors You Need

Press Release: NAMZ has finally tooled up and made these illusive connectors that were once ONLY available from the “factory”. Tooling is so very expensive but the work-arounds and inability to make so many items “plug-n-play” caused us to do what needed to be done. The NAMZ NHD-72130-04 connector kit comes complete with (12) female terminals and is used on almost ALL 2004-Up factory models. It is found on Speedometers, Tachometers and the rear fender (Tri-Bar fender light) harness on 2010-Up Street/Road Glide Models. Will be available on our website by 10-15-18! 

About NAMZ CCP: NAMZ is celebrating our 19th year in business providing “World Class” Electrical Components, Fluid Transfer Lines, Custom Installation Supplies & Badlands Lighting Modules. NAMZ/Badlands products are available through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Tucker Rocky, Mid USA, J&P Cycles, V-Twin, Parts Canada, Motovan, Les Importations Thibault, Parts Europe, Custom Chrome Europe, Motorcycle Storehouse, W&W, Zodiac, Rollies Speed Shop, Wildrider International Pty Ltd or directly from our website at www.namzccp.com. 

NAMZ provides the best selection and support for OEM & dealers all over the world.

Send us an email at marketing@namzccp.com or give us a call at 1-877-277-NAMZ for more information.

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E-Z 240 Conversion

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E-Z 240 Conversion

Press Release: Heartland USA known for over 20 years for their rear wide tire and fender conversions. Has just released after a long wait the 2018 wide frame Softail rear fender conversion. 

The E-Z 240 Conversion fits the 2018 to present Harley-Davidson Softail models with a OEM 240 rear tire which includes the Fatboy and the Breakout [except the 2019 FXDR] 

Heartland USA says that this is the most complete conversion kit on the market. It comes complete with unpainted- predrilled  11” steel fender, 11” steel rock guard, Slotted Billet Aluminum struts,  Custom leather solo seat and all the needed hardware. Fenders are available in three different lengths. Wild Heart-the shortest, Heartbreaker-the medium length and the Heartlander the longest with or with out a plate holder that has a built in cat-eye LED light.

The billet struts come slotted for the Heartland USA exclusive Second Seat option and finished in either Chrome, Satin Chrome, Gloss Black and TuxCut, to fit your bike building needs.

The E-Z 240 Conversion can be installed with no cutting or welding of the frame. 

The complete Conversion retails for $2499 

If you need anymore information you can contact Heartland USA at 310-822-2697 or www.heartlandbiker.com

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights, General News

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

Federal Agency Seeks Anti-Lock Brakes On New Motorcycles In The U.S.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment.  The federal safety agency says that ABS has been required on passenger cars since 2000, and electronic stability control has been required since the 2012 model year, but the technology has lagged for motorcycles and requiring it would save lives.

The NTSB voted unanimously 5-0 during their September 11 open board meeting to make the recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has authority to impose regulations.

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) determined that anti-lock brakes could reduce motorcycle fatalities by 31%.  “That is a sizeable safety benefit that the U.S. is leaving on the table, leaving on the pavement, actually,” he told the Associated Press (AP).

Eric Emery, the NTSB’s Safety Research Division chief, said anti-lock brakes would allow riders to use maximum braking force without fear of the wheels locking up and skidding, improving the chances of keeping control of bikes in an emergency.

Anti-lock brakes are currently standard on 8.9% of U.S. motorcycles and are optional on 13.3%.  Anti-lock brakes were required in Europe starting in 2016 on motorcycles with engines larger than 125 CC, agency officials said.  Other countries are discussing or requiring it, including Australia, Japan, China and Brazil.

NTSB Issues New Recommendations To “Improve Motorcycle Safety”
Safety issues surrounding the causes of motorcycle crashes, and the prevention of crashes through better integration of motorcycles in crash warning and prevention systems and the use of advanced braking and stability control systems, were the subject of a National Transportation Safety Board meeting conducted Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

During the public hearing, staff from the Office of Research and Engineering and the Office of Highway Safety presented findings and recommendations from the “2016 Motorcycle Crash Causation Study” on select risk factors associated with the causes of motorcycle crashes, which were adopted unanimously by the five-member board.

Among 10 recommendations included in the report, “Select Risk Factors Associated with Causes of Motorcycle Crashes,” are calls for all new on-road motorcycles sold in the United States to be equipped with antilock braking systems and that the federal government establish performance standards for electronic stability control on motorcycles sold in the U.S.

Additionally, the report recommends that motorcycles be fully incorporated in the development of technology for on-board crash prevention and vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems.

It also calls for further study and strategies regarding alcohol and drug use on rider crash risk, and to evaluate the effectiveness of motorcycle licensing procedures.

The NTSB does not typically investigate motorcycle crashes, but it conducted a motorcycle safety forum in 2006 and issued recommendations as a result.  It has been more than 10 years since the NTSB has issued new recommendations “to help reduce motorcycle crashes and improve safety.”

Ending CARB
The Trump Administration has announced plans to revoke a special waiver that currently allows California to regulate vehicle tailpipe emissions differently than what the federal government mandates, which would eliminate California’s more stringent greenhouse gas standards imposed under CARB (California Air Resources Board).

CARB’s stricter smog standards have been adopted in thirteen states and the District of Columbia, representing nearly 40% of the nation’s new vehicle sales.

Sikh Helmet Exemption Granted In Ontario On Religious Grounds
This winter, Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says Sikh riders will be exempt from the province’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law due to the wearing of turbans.  The possibility of an exemption has been a contentious topic for years throughout Canada, with some arguing that it would pose a safety risk, but now Premier Doug Ford says he will make the change in recognition of Sikh motorcycle riders’ civil rights and religious expression. Read More

Daytona Beach 26th Annual Biketoberfest Rally

By | Events

Daytona Beach 26th Annual Biketoberfest Rally, October 18-21, 2018


Biker events, scenic rides, racing, bike shows, concerts and the industry’s best power sports vendors

The Daytona Beach 26th Annual Biketoberfest Rally October 18-21, 2018 celebrates the adventure and spirit of today’s motorcycle enthusiast with biker events, scenic rides, racing, bike shows, concerts and the industry’s best power sports vendors. 

“Biketoberfest brings together an international gathering of riders who rally together to soak up the October sun, enjoy good company, and immerse themselves in the spirit of a destination that values originality,” said Lori Campbell Baker, Daytona Beach Area CVB executive director. “With venues stretching from iconic Main Street, Daytona International Speedway, Destination Daytona, Midtown, and points in between, the choices to experience the true art of the motorcycle industry are endless. Whether a rider or an enthusiastic spectator, we hope everyone comes to enjoy this year’s event!” 

Daytona Beach is world famous for racing, its beach, its hospitality, and many unexpected delights on and off the road.  Here are some highlights expected for this year’s event:

  • Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club Lucky Poker Chip, Free Concert and Vendors – Get first dibs on the collectible 2018 Biketoberfest commemorative Lucky Poker Chip Thursday, Oct. 18 exclusively. (It will be available while supplies last at the Beach Street Welcome Tent Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21.) Enjoy a free concert with the Journey tribute band Chain Reaction, Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m. Vendors, grand prize giveaway, giveaways, drink specials, 13 spectacular live action races and more. 960 South Williamson Boulevard, Daytona Beach. DaytonaGreyhound.com.
  • Daytona International Speedway Marketplace, Bike Shows and Motorcycle Races – Visit the area’s largest motorcycle marketplace with the nation’s top aftermarket product vendors. Don’t forget to stop by Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley for the Baddest Bagger Bike Show presented by Bagger Nation on Friday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or the annual Hot Leathers Fashion Show and Bikini Contest on Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Also on Oct. 20, enter your bike into the GEICO Bike Show with Full Throttle Magazine which takes place next to Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Motorcycle races:  Friday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 on Friday, $25 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday. Daily admission also includes access to the UNOH Fanzone, garages, infield and free parking! Fans can also purchase a three-day general admission ticket (Oct. 19 – 21) for $50. Kids 12 and under are free all weekend. Friday kicks off with the Team Hammer Riding School and Saturday and Sunday features the Championship Cup Series (CCS) and the American Sportbike Racing Association competing on Daytona’s 3.51-mile road course. For tickets, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com. 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
  • Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson / Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona – Largest selection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, apparel, parts and official licensed products, and largest selection of vendors outside the showroom plus shops, hotel, restaurant and bars. Live music and bike shows daily, including Harley-Davidson Demo Truck/Demo Rides Thursday, Oct. 18 – Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast inside the showroom Thursday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. while supplies last. Daily Brewtoberfest Beer Garden with fall beers on tap, food trucks and vendors in the Destination Daytona Pavilion with live music: Tru Adkins Friday, Oct. 19, 1 – 5 p.m., Nirvana tribute band, Nirvanna, 6 p.m.; and several Tru Adkins and Hellzapoppin Freak Show performances throughout Saturday, Oct. 20. followed by live music by Metropolis Rising. The Harley-Davidson Harley Owners Group (HOG) Pin Stop will also be inside the showroom. Showroom hours: Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (386) 671-7100. 1637 North U.S. Hwy.1, Ormond Beach, BruceRossmeyer.com. 
  • Full Throttle Magazine Annual Boardwalk Bike Show – The 26th Annual Biketoberfest Boardwalk Bike Show Friday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. is one of the best shows at the beach. Visit this location to see one-of-a-kind, gorgeous bikes in a beautiful beachfront setting. Registration from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Show begins at 11 a.m. $500 to best in show and a FIN GPS System, 20 categories, 59 trophies. Winners announced at 4 p.m. Enter the Boardwalk Bike Show via special access at the cross street of Main Street and Ocean Avenue. (727) 935-4875. 
  • FXRS, DYNAS and DONUTS at Donnie’s Donuts Saturday, October 20 with a ride out after. (386) 944-9750. 200 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach.
  • New Smyrna Speedway Sons of Speed Vintage Boardtrack Racing Join thousands of motorcycle racing fans Friday, Oct. 19 from 3 – 5 p.m. for the sixth running of Sons of Speed, featuring vintage American racing motorcycles from 1910 to 1952. Cheer on 30 racing entrants, including local rider Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe of Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson. 3939 State Road 44 (New Smyrna Speedway), New Smyrna Beach, Facebook.com/ChoppersInc.
  • Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Biketoberfest Events   Visit the lighthouse, tour the historical museums, learn about lighthouse life over 100 years ago and climb the largest lighthouse in Florida. An exhibit chronicling the history of Motorcycles on the Beach will be on display from noon – 2 p.m. during Biketoberfest. All activities are included with general admission, no reservations required. General admission $6.95 adults, $1.95 children age 2-11. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last admission sold at 5 p.m. (386) 761-1821. 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, PonceInlet.org.

Biketoberfest Memorabilia & Sponsors

The commemorative Biketoberfest poker chip will be available exclusively at Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club on Thursday, Oct. 18 and will be available at the Biketoberfest Welcome Tent Friday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21. The Welcome Tent will also have collectible pins for those who signed up for their Pin Pass in advance, along with free posters and pocket guides. Official merchandise can be purchased in advance here.

For the most up-to-date list of area-wide happenings, check out Biketoberfest.org.

About the Daytona Beach Area and Biketoberfest
Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Since 1993, Biketoberfest has drawn hundreds of thousands of riders to its motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach every October. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR — and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between.  Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s 2017 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and one of TripAdvisor’s 2016 “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visit Biketoberfest.org, Facebook.com/Biketoberfest or Instagram.com/BiketoberfestRally.

Luggage Rack Dual Intensity LED Light Bar 

By | New Product News

Luggage Rack Dual Intensity LED Light Bar 

Press Release: Now available for 1997-2013 Touring Models with OEM Tour Pak, 2015-2019 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler and 1997-2013 H-D Models with add on Tour Pak, this quick addition to the Air Wing Tour Pak Luggage Rack adds an additional running and brake light that demands attention! 24 super bright 5mm LEDs are sealed behind a red or smoked lens, offering a seamless and sleek look. The plug and play unit is installed with provided mounting hardware to the underside of the Air Wing Tour Pak Luggage Rack, placing this light bar right at eye level to the traffic behind you. Pair with our Magic Strobes (sold separately) for even more visibility when braking! Complete with Lifetime LED Warranty. $69.95 

For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer. 

Star Tron Winter Prep 2019

By | New Product News

Star Tron Winter Prep 2019 (PS)

Prepare Bikes/Quads for Off Season Storage  

Make Sure It Starts in the Spring

Press Release: Now that temperatures are dropping, it’s time to prepare motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and other gas-powered equipment for off season storage. However, you need to do more than “just stabilize” fuel.  

All fuel needs to be stabilized to help prevent it from degrading during storage. Stabilizing is especially important for ethanol-blended fuel because ethanol and gasoline cannot form a chemical bond; as fuel ages, evaporation and oxidation leads to gums and other debris that clogs carburetors and fuel injectors, making engines run rough or suddenly become difficult to start. The engines are fine – it is the fuel that is the problem. 

Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment is engineered to protect fuel during winter storage. The enzymes maintain fuel quality for up to 2 years to ensure easy, smoke-free starts. Star Tron’s enzymes also allow for a more complete burn of the fuel charge for easy starts, maximum power and improved fuel economy. A more complete burn of the fuel charge also helps prevent carbon deposits, keeping engines running clean with significantly reduced emissions. Star Tron helps treat water issues caused by condensation by breaking apart clumps of water molecules into tiny submicron-sized droplets that can be safely eliminated while the engine is running. When it’s time to ride, engines running Star Tron-treated fuel start easy and run smooth. 

Used year-round, Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment keeps all engines starting easily and running smoothly. For more information, visit www.startron.com or call (800) 327-8583.

JIMS ForceFlow Cylinder Head Cooler for Milwaukee-Eight Touring Models

By | New Product News

JIMS ForceFlow Cylinder Head Cooler for Milwaukee-Eight Touring Models

The trusted JIMS ForceFlow is now available for Milwaukee-Eight Touring models. This smooth, streamline design will keep your V-Twin running cooler on those hot summer days in stop and go traffic. The JIMS R&D team has come up with a way to drop your head temps by as much as 100 degrees!

The JIMS ForceFlow (Part No. 5468 for Black, 5469 for Chrome) mounts from your original horn location, and has its own horn assembled inside. The cooling fan can be regulated by a thermostat or switched to be controlled manually. This kit is highly recommended for performance engines.

The complete kit (starting at $445.75) comes with a high powered fan, housing, thermostat, horn, all hardware, and all wiring. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

 

Make your new 2018+ Softail a Bagger

By | New Product News

Make your new 2018+ Softail a Bagger

Sumax now offers Saddle Bag Brackets for your new Milwaukee 8 Softail. These brackets will allow you to run all Harley style stock length and extended length hard bags 1993 and newer. Quarter turn dzus receptacles allow you quick disconnect of bags. Turn signals located on fender or rails must be relocated for bag clearance.

The distance from fender rail bolts to bottom of bag is 13.5″ which is needed for clearance for your exhausts. Stock exhausts will not work. Brackets are made from USA stainless steel powder coated by Sumax. They also have saddle bag brackets for Dynas, Sportsters and FXRs. $419.00 www.sumax.com

Classic Solo & Pillions for 2017-2018 Scout Bobber

By | New Product News

Classic Solo & Pillions for 2017-2018 Scout Bobber

An outstanding Classic style Solo seat for the nostalgically styled Indian Scout Bobber MUST HAVE the complimentary pillion. 

Press Release: For your passenger we offer two pillion options that mount up easily to your Indian. Our standard pillion keeps a clean, low profile built up with our exclusive Comfort Cell foam to provide good mid-range comfort. Corbin’s Touring Pillion is built wider and thicker with a dished seating platform to provide maximum weight distribution and support. Corbin’s Touring Pillion also accepts a removable backrest for your copilot’s security. Both pillions come upholstered to match your Corbin solo for a totally integrated look.

  • #I-SCT-P Passenger Pillion seat, Indian Scout $293
  • #I-SCT-TP Touring Pillion seat, Indian Scout $333

In addition:

  • #I-SCT-BOB-S Classic Solo saddle, no heat for Indian Scout Bobber $493
  • #I-SCT-BOB-S-E Classic Solo saddle, with HEAT for Indian Scout Bobber $593
  • #I-SCT-BOB-P Passenger Pillion seat, Indian Scout Bobber $293
  • #I-SCT-BOB-TP Touring Pillion seat, Indian Scout Bobber $333
  • #02-SB Ovalbac Standard Backrest (each) $243

www.corbin.com 

800-538-7035 Toll Free

New Belt Conversion For 2007-2017 Softail Twin Cams 

By | New Product News

New Belt Conversion For 2007-2017 Softail Twin Cams 

Press Release: This beautiful open drive conversion from BDL was specifically designed for a bolt on installation to 2007-2017 Softail© Twin Cam machines. The package with its custom 2” belt, billet pulley and Aramid clutch is substantially lighter for quicker engine response and smoother more positive clutch engagement. As with all  BDL drives, reliability and longevity are second to none.  BDL Part # TC2PS-2-B “ seen below” is supplied as a complete kit and retails for $2,341.00. There is also a kit for hydraulic clutch applications. That part # is TC2PSH-2-B and it retails for $2,353.00. For complete details visit www.beltdrives.com or call direct to 714-693-1313.

Indian Motorcycle’s Scout FTR750 Sweeps Podium At Williams Grove Half-Mile

By | Racing News

Mechanicsburg, PA – September 8, 2018 – Williams Grove Half Mile -American Flat Track at Mechanicsburg, PA. (Photo by Scott Hunter/American Flat Track)

Indian Motorcycle’s Scout FTR750 Sweeps Podium At Williams Grove Half-Mile

Indian Motorcycle Privateers Briar & Bronson Bauman Place 1-2, Wrecking Crew Rider & 2018 AFT Champion Jared Mees Takes 3rd

MECHANICSBURG, Penn—Indian Motorcycle Racing continued its American Flat Track dominance as Indian privateer Briar Bauman, aboard his Scout FTR750, secured his first win of the 2018 season. Piloting a factory Indian Motorcycle, at Brad Baker’s request, Bronson Bauman placed second and secured the first Twins podium of his career. Indian Wrecking Crew rider and 2018 Grand National Champion Jared Mees rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

In a main event that featured bar-to-bar action and multiple lead changes, it was Indian privateer Briar Bauman who spent most of the race locked in a battle with Mees, before ultimately pulling away. Briar’s brother, Bronson, also managed to push his way up to the back tire of Mees and ultimately made a pass with few laps remaining. It was his first career AFT Twins podium.

“The Bauman brothers ran a great race and put on a really good show. Both Briar and Bronson pushed hard to get their 1-2 finish,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle.  “It was exciting watching Briar battle Jared to get his first win of 2018.  Plus, Bronson riding Brad’s FTR750 and getting his first ever twins podium made for a really amazing day at Mechanicsburg.”

With two races to go, Mees has already wrapped up his fifth career Grand National Title, securing the victory at last weekend’s Springfield Mile II. The title win was his second consecutive aboard the Indian Scout FTR750. Indian Motorcycle privateer Henry Wiles currently ranks second with 239 points, while Brian Bauman ranks third with 196 points. Jeffrey Carver Jr. and Kenny Coolbeth Jr are fourth and fifth with 180 and 163 points, respectively.

The season continues on September 29 in Indian Motorcycle’s backyard at the Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, the Indian Wrecking Crew and Scout FTR750, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. For information on purchasing a Scout FTR750, please contact Racing@IndianMotorcycle.com.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle 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.

Indian Motorcycle Unleashes Redesigned & Updated Chieftain

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Indian Motorcycle Unleashes Redesigned & Updated Chieftain

Restyled Fairing & Saddlebags, Combined with New Features, Offer Riders a More Streamlined, Aggressive Style

New PowerBand Audio Upgrade Package is Loudest Audio System in Indian Motorcycle History

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced a redesigned Chieftain lineup. Since its debut in 2013, the Chieftain has consistently won high marks for handling, power and comfort. Now, for 2019, the Indian Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse and Chieftain Limited feature more streamlined, aggressive styling that reflects the bike’s well-established performance capabilities. For those loyal to Indian’s classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing and iconic valanced front fender.

The redesigned Chieftain lineup continues an evolution that started in 2017 with the introduction of the 10-spoke, 19-inch contrast-cut front wheel and open fender on the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. The response from customers was overwhelmingly positive, paving the way for this lineup expansion.

“As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “What’s most important to us is developing motorcycles that meet a wide variety of customer style preferences, and Chieftain’s new look does just that.”

At first glance of the new Chieftain, riders will notice a restyled fairing and saddlebags with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and more streamlined look. A trimmed and slimmed fairing, paired with full LED lighting and new fork guards, delivers a streamlined front-end package that’s indicative of the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. The Chieftain’s new, slammed saddlebags with color-matched fender closeouts also provide a sleek and custom-inspired look. While the new Rogue gunfighter seat gives the bike a sleek, low-slung stance, Chieftain maintains its superior handling and comfort with more than four inches of rear suspension travel. New badging on the tank and saddlebags and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender complete the package.

In addition to the styling and design enhancements, the 2019 Chieftain lineup features new ride-enhancing technology for increased performance customization and rider comfort. For a more customized ride experience, riders can now choose between three Ride Modes  – Tour, Standard or Sport. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one bike with three distinct personalities. All 2019 Chieftains are also equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation for increased rider comfort when the bike is stationary.

Also new for 2019, the Chieftain Dark Horse lineup expands with new paint options, including White Smoke, Bronze Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. More than just matte-finish body paint, the 2019 Chieftain Dark Horse now features premium black ceramic exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges for a custom, blacked-out look.

Chieftain

Enhanced Audio

Several enhancements have also been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimize sound output and clarity. Second, a dynamic equalizer that’s fully customizable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equalizer automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise. The result is crystal-clear, 100-watts of premium audio at all speeds.

In summary, the 2019 Chieftain lineup packs a host of new features, including:

·       A restyled fairing and saddlebags that reflect Chieftain’s performance capabilities

·       A new Rogue gunfighter seat that enhances the bike’s sleek profile

·       New front and rear turn signals and full LED lighting

·       New ride-enhancing technology that provides a customizable ride experience with three Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation for improved rider comfort

·       Enhanced stock, 100-watt premium audio system for crystal-clear sound at all speeds

Also new for 2019, Indian Motorcycle introduces its loudest audio system to date. With PowerBand Audio, riders can choose from audio configurations that are up to 50 percent louder than stock audio. The system is engineered with an integrated amp on speaker and does not require additional amps. The premium audio package is fully integrated with Indian Motorcyle Ride Command so that when PowerBand Audio speakers are installed, Ride Command automatically recognizes the upgrade and takes the equalizer from five bands to nine bands with additional pre-set options and volume control. Riders can choose from three kits – PowerBand Audio (fairing upgrade), PowerBand Audio Plus (fairing and saddlebag upgrade) and PowerBand Audio Plus with accessory trunk (fairing, saddlebag and accessory trunk upgrade).

Riders can further customize their Chieftain with a variety of accessories, including performance packages from Stage 1, 2 and 3 featuring exhaust, air intakes, cams and the 116 ci big bore kit. Custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars are also available. Color-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, a Quick Release Trunk, and for the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender can be added to give your bike a custom look.

Pricing for the 2019 Chieftain begins at $21,999 in the U.S. and $26,999 in Canada, while the Chieftain Dark Horse starts at $25,999 in the U.S. and $32,499 in Canada. Indian’s Chieftain Limited is available starting at $25,999 in the U.S. and $32,499 in Canada. Pricing for the Chieftain Classic begins at $24,999 in the U.S. and $31,499 in Canada.

Arriving at dealerships now, riders can learn more or test ride by visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more information on the 2019 Chieftain lineup, or to find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle Company 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.

Wild 1 Chubby Gauge Mount

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ChubbyWild 1 Chubby Gauge Mount

Looking for a gauge mount for your brand new Harley Streetbob or Breakout? You will want to check out this brand new Wild 1 Chubby product! The new W0540 Chubby Gauge mount bolts directly onto your 1.25” diameter T-Bars as well as 1.25” diameter risers (risers must be at least 3.5” tall) while relocating the gauges for perfect placement. Not only allowing you to utilize your gauges when switching to T-bars or risers and handlebar, these gauges also add a clean badass look to your ride. Like all Wild 1 Chubby accessories these gauge mounts are machined out of the highest quality T-6061 billet aircraft aluminum and come in a show chrome, satin black powder coat or raw finish. Designed to fit the new 2018/2019 Harley Davidson Streetbob and Breakout models. All Wild 1 products are 100% manufactured in the USA since 1996.  

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Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeo Returns to Chillicothe TODAY

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ChillicotheEasyriders Motorcycle Rodeo Returns to Chillicothe, OH Aug 30 – Sept 3 

Five-Day Motorcycle Rally and Festival Features Concerts by Fuel, David Allan Coe, and Wheeler Walker Jr. with appearances by Jasmine Cain, Cowboy and Miss InTENt!
Returning Crowd Favorites include NTC Drift Trike Races, Ride-In Bike Show, 

Classic Motorcycle Rodeo Games and Events, and On-Site Campout. 

Easyriders Events proudly announces the 30th anniversary of its annual Motorcycle Rodeo at the Ross County Fairgrounds from August 30th thru September 3rd, where more than 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will converge for five days of on-site camping, dirt track motorcycle rodeo competitions on two-wheeled steel ponies, live concerts; from old school country to hard-hitting rock. Plus, you’ll find the very best motorcycle-lifestyle related vendors in the country, a ride-in bike show and much more. 

Chillicothe

David Allen Coe

When the sun goes down, the party gets started at the stage. We’ll be rockin’ all weekend starting Friday night with Wheeler Walker Jr. who will be setting the tone for a wild weekend with his undeniably offensive but inarguably hilarious country melodies, followed by Saturday night’s headliner, Fuel, who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their hit album Sunburn, and finally wrapping up on Sunday with the legendary outlaw country artist David Allan Coe. Supporting acts include Cowboy, Jasmine Cain, Miss InTENt and MORE. A weekend wristband grants the holder access to all event areas, while a day pass will allow one- day access to the venue, limited to the event’s midway (excludes campsite). All are able to view concerts and attractions at no additional charge. 

ChillicotheBeyond the stage, Rodeo attendees will be able to camp on-site for the duration of the event, with early bird camping beginning on Wednesday, August 29th at 2pm. Easyriders Events offers all amenities on-site for guests including shower and bathroom facilities, allowing enthusiasts to maximize their time on-site throughout the weekend. “Easyriders Rodeos are strictly 18 and over events that offer unparalleled opportunity for participants to transcend their normal everyday lives and really let their hair down. For many, these events are an annual getaway from work, the kids and the stresses of everyday life,” says Kari Roben, Event Manager. 

Chillicothe
For those who want to get in on the Rodeo action, the dirt track offers something for everyone. Attendees can participate in the fan favorite NTC Drift Trike Races, sliding their way across the dirt in a race to the finish line or the ever-popular Barstool Races, in which they race –you guessed it– a motorized barstool against friends and strangers through a winding track bordered by hay bales. The action-packed races are just as exciting to participate in as they are to watch from the grandstands – as they always deliver unbeatable entertainment. There are a variety of additional events that are open to the public, and the sign- up cost of your first rodeo event is included in the price of a weekend wristband. Details are available on- site and all are encouraged to participate and truly become a part of the rodeo experience. 

There will be a multitude of unique motorcycle-related vendors setting up shop on the show’s midway; including motorcycle professionals, builders, parts & accessories manufacturers, riding gear, leathersmiths and jewelry designers. The city of Chillicothe, the first capital of the state of Ohio, is centrally located between two major metropolitan areas – Columbus and Cincinnati – attracting many for its beautiful riding country and secluded atmosphere, making the Easyriders Rodeo a favorite adults-only summer destination since 1987. 

www.easyridersevents.com 

 

2019 Chief, Springfield & Roadmaster Models

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2019Indian Motorcycle Announces 2019 Chief, Springfield & Roadmaster Models With New Technology That Enhances Riding Experience

New Ride-Enhancing Technology Improves Performance, Comfort, & Audio Quality;
Dark Horse Style Updates and Expanded Color Options Round Out Upgrades for 2019

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced its 2019 Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models with new technology designed to enhance and customize the riding experience.  Dark Horse models also get darker with premium gloss black finishes and expanded color options on Springfield Dark Horse.

Developed in direct response to rider feedback, the new technology features focus on improving performance, comfort, and providing more customization. The new features include:

Selectable Ride Modes
Riders can now choose between three Ride Modes on the fly – Tour, Standard or Sport – for a ride experience that’s customized to their riding style. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one motorcycle with three distinct personalities. “Tour” mode features a smooth throttle response for relaxed cruising. “Standard” mode features a crisp throttle response and well-balanced power delivery for responsive passing power and predictable, slow-speed handling. And finally, “Sport” mode features an instant throttle response and aggressive power delivery for head-snapping acceleration.

2019Rear Cylinder Deactivation
To increase rider comfort, all Thunder Stroke 111 models are now equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 59⁰ F, the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, resulting in less engine heat for improved comfort in slow-moving or stopped traffic. The rear cylinder instantly reactivates when throttle is applied for a seamless transition to full power.

Improved Airflow on Roadmaster Lower Fairings
The lower fairings on the 2019 Roadmaster have been redesigned and optimized to provide significantly more airflow to the rider. This greatly improves comfort while cruising down the road. The redesigned airflow vent can be adjusted from all the way open for maximum airflow to fully closed for total weather protection. The new lowers can be retrofit to bikes from past model years with the addition of new highway bars.

Enhanced Audio System
Several enhancements have been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimize sound output and clarity. Second, a dynamic equalizer that’s fully customizable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equalizer automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise. The result is crystal clear, 100-watt premium audio at all speeds.

“These enhancements for 2019 showcase our commitment to listening to riders and continuously improving their experience with our products,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle.  “We are laser-focused on delivering a best-in-class riding experience, and these new technologies represent a focus on quality that will continue long into the future of Indian Motorcycle.”

Also for 2019, Chief Dark Horse and Springfield Dark Horse receive several style updates that further accentuate their mean, custom styling. These models now boast premium gloss black finishes on the engine including the primary, valve, and cam covers, push-rod tubes, as well as on the exhaust and saddlebag hinges.

Springfield Dark Horse is now offered in two colors –Thunder Black Smoke and a new White Smoke option. Also, notable for the 2019 Springfield Dark Horse is the addition of the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender and a 19” contrast-cut wheel. The front highway bars and windshield were also removed to punctuate its sleek, streamlined stance.

Indian Motorcycle offers a wide range of authentic accessories for riders to customize their bike’s performance, style, comfort and storage. Exciting additions to the accessory line will be announced shortly.

Pricing for the 2019 Chief Dark Horse begins at $17,999 in the U.S. and $21,499 in Canada. The Chief Vintage is available starting at $19,999 in the U.S. and $23,999 in Canada. Pricing for Springfield begins at $20,999 in the U.S. and $25,299 in Canada, while the Springfield Dark Horse begins at $21,499 in the U.S. and $25,999 in Canada. Roadmaster will start at $28,999 in the U.S. and $35,499 in Canada.

Arriving at dealerships now, riders can learn more or test ride by visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more information on the 2019 lineup, or to find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle Company 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.

Indian Motorcycle Announces 2019 Scout Lineup

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Indian Motorcycle Announces 2019 Scout Lineup 

Expanded ABS Offering, New Paint Options & USB Charging Port Headline Upgrades to 2019 Indian Scout Lineup

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced its 2019 Scout lineup with new paint options on Scout Sixty, Scout and Scout Bobber. Key feature upgrades for 2019 include an expanded ABS offering and a new USB charging port on Scout and Scout Bobber models.

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Scout Bobber

New for 2019, an ABS (anti-lock braking system) is now standard on every non-black Scout Sixty, Scout and Scout Bobber model. For the Thunder Black color option, riders can choose between a model that’s equipped or unequipped with ABS. The Scout and Scout Bobber will also receive a USB charging port in 2019, a convenient feature that allows riders to charge a personal device while riding. The charging port is located near the speedometer for easy access. 

“The iconic Indian Scout family is a favorite amongst riders across the globe,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “Since the addition of the Scout Bobber in July 2017, we’ve continued to evolve our Scout offering to meet the tastes of various riders, whether they prefer the heritage-inspired look of Scout Sixty and Scout or the stripped-down, blacked-out attitude of Scout Bobber. The refinements we’ve made for 2019 and the new paint options accentuate the wide appeal of the Scout line.” 

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Scout Sixty

Color options for the Scout Sixty, which packs a 60-cubic-inch, liquid-cooled and blacked-out engine, include Thunder Black, White Smoke, Ruby Metallic and Star Silver over Thunder Black. The iconic Indian Scout, which packs a 69-cubic-inch, liquid-cooled engine that puts out 100 horsepower, is offered in Thunder Black, Deep Water Metallic, Metallic Jade, Indian Motorcycle Red over Thunder Black and Willow Green over Ivory Cream. Rounding out the lineup is the aggressively-styled Scout Bobber, now offered in Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, White Smoke and Bronze Smoke.

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Scout

For current Scout owners looking to add the benefits of the USB charging port, Indian Motorcycle will now offer a USB Charging Port Kit, which can be installed on any 2015-2018 Scout or Scout Bobber model and any 2016-2019 Scout Sixty model. 

Indian Motorcycle offers a full line of Scout touring accessories, including bags, passenger seats, and windscreens and a full line of Scout performance accessories, including shocks by Fox, Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust, and Air Intake. With Indian Motorcycle Accessories, a rider can customize their Scout with reduced and extended reach seats, handlebars and foot controls to achieve the perfect fit.

Pricing for the 2019 Scout Sixty starts at $8,999 in the U.S. and $10,999 in Canada, while the Scout starts at $11,499 in the U.S. and $14,499 in Canada. The Scout Bobber starts at $11,999 in the U.S. and $14,999 in Canada. 

Arriving at dealerships now, riders can learn more or test ride by visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more information on the 2019 Scout lineup, or to find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

Indian Motorcycle Company 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.

 

Floorboards by Ciro

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Floorboards by Ciro

Ciro Twin Rail Floorboards
The Ciro Twin Rail Floorboards are designed with comfort, style, and versatility in mind. Multiple mounting points and splined peg adapters allow you to find the perfect position whether you’re using them as passenger boards, highway pegs, or driver floorboards. The refined styling complements that of your OEM boards or pegs for a seamless look.

Fits: Motorcycles & accessories with H-D male mount clevis, H-D 1/2″ clevis
*2018-newer Softail fitments are coming soon

60201 Ciro Twin Rail Floorboards with Adapters for H-D Male Mount Clevis Chrome $149.95
60221 Ciro Twin Rail Floorboards with Adapters for H-D Male Mount Clevis Black $149.95

ASR Floorboards by Ciro
The ASR Floorboards by Ciro are designed with comfort, style, and versatility in mind. Multiple mounting points and splined peg adapters allow you to find the perfect position whether you’re using them as passenger boards, highway pegs, or driver floorboards. The unique, aggressive styling was created in conjunction with Adam Sandoval from Scootin’ America in an effort to maximize comfort, grip, and durability.

Fits: Motorcycles & accessories with H-D male mount clevis, H-D 1/2″ clevis
*2018-newer Softail fitments are coming soon

60205 ASR Floorboards by Ciro with Adapter for H-D Male Mount Clevis Chrome $149.95
60225 ASR Floorboards by Ciro with Adapter for H-D Male Mount Clevis Black $149.95

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Hooligan 2-into-1 Exhaust for Harley-Davidson Sportsters

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HooliganHooligan 2-into-1 Exhaust for Harley-Davidson Sportsters

Lowbrow Customs has teamed up with Kerker to bring you the Hooligan Exhaust. An affordable, USA-made, high-performance, 2 into 1 exhaust system for your Harley-Davidson. This expertly crafted exhaust fits Harley-Davidson Sportsters 1986 through 2003.

Hooligan“Our goal was to create an exhaust system we would want to run on our bikes,” says Tyler Malinky of Lowbrow Customs. “We continuously find ourselves drawn to performance race vehicles. Form follows function, and the 2 into 1 Hooligan Exhaust is all business.” The Hooligan Exhaust is so named because the marriage of high performance and plenty of ground clearance make this an excellent exhaust for Hooligan racing. This exhaust performs as well on the street as it does on the track, and pairs well with stock as well as custom Harley-Davidson Sportsters. 

The Hooligan Exhaust features a full-flow mechanical core for a deep throaty sound and excellent mid to top end performance. If shifts the power curve shift to the top end, providing high RPM power noticeable at once to the rider. A 2.5” non-baffle, mechanical core provides a deep, bottomless rumble. The core and packing are rebuildable for minimum maintenance. This system offers a trouble-free install, and this exhaust system works perfectly with OEM mid controls or forward controls. Installs using the stock OEM exhaust mount (not included). Made in the USA. The Hooligan 2-into-1 Exhaust retails for $399.95. For more information or to order please visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com or call Lowbrow Customs toll-free at 1-855-456-9276. 

Corbin Classic Pillions for Scout & Scout Sixty

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CorbinCorbin Classic Pillions for 2015-2018 Scout & Scout Sixty

Press Release: An outstanding Classic style Solo seat for the nostalgically styled Indian Scout of course needs the complimentary pillion. You asked, we listened, and are proud to introduce what you have all been waiting for. For your passenger we offer two pillion options that mount up easily to your Indian. Our standard pillion keeps a clean, low profile built up with our exclusive Comfort Cell foam to provide good mid-range comfort. Corbin’s Touring Pillion is built wider and thicker with a dished seating platform to provide maximum weight distribution and support. Both come upholstered to match your Corbin solo for a totally integrated look.

The finest and most comfortable motorcycle saddles available. Manufactured with pride in the USA.

#I-SCT-P Passenger Pillion seat, Indian Scout $293

#I-SCT-TP Touring Pillion seat, Indian Scout $333

For further details on this product and accessories, click HERE

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2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Models

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2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Models Showcase The Ultimate In Motorcycling Style, Technology And Performance

New Premium Features, Finishes and Accessories for Three CVO Motorcycles

Three 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and attention to detail that borders on obsessive. The Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program creates limited-production Harley-Davidson motorcycle models for the most-discerning customers, often using finishes, materials and accessories that are only available on a CVO model.

Three 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO models offer new features and finishes:

2019 CVO Limited


For the rider who expects it all – luxury, performance, features and style. The CVO Limited model offers the ultimate in long-range touring comfort and luxury.

  • NEW Blaze Red band on engine rocker boxes
  • NEW Tomahawk front 19-inch and rear 18-inch wheels
  • NEW Kahuna Collection (Shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger foot boards)
  • NEW Paint Options
  1. Auburn Sunglo/Rich Bourbon/Black Hole with Contrast Chrome Tomahawk wheels
  2. Red Pepper/Wineberry/Magnetic Grey with Contrast Anodize Tomahawk wheels
  3. Magnetic Grey Fade with Contrast Anodize Tomahawk wheels

2019 CVO Street Glide


A custom bagger with edgy styling, hot-rod performance and a mind-blowing premium audio system.

  • NEW Blaze Red band on engine rocker boxes
  • NEW Kahuna Collection with red Bar & Shield inset on some components (shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger boards)
  • NEW Paint Options
  1. Charred Steel/Lightning Silver with Contrast Chrome Talon wheels
  2. Wineberry/Black Forest with Contrast Anodize Talon wheels
  3. Black Forest with Contrast Anodize Talon wheels

2019 CVO Road Glide
Distinctive, menacing style combined with long-haul comfort in a performance-touring motorcycle ready for long roads and late nights.

  • NEW Blaze Red band on engine rocker boxes
  • NEW Fang Front Spoiler is dramatic lower bodywork
  • NEW Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather intake for bold hot-rod style
  • Exclusive Knockout 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel – the only factory-installed 21-inch front wheel offered on a Harley-Davidson Touring model. The suspension is engineered to work with the wheel size to deliver optimal performance, handling, and ride quality without compromising fitment of accessories.
  • NEW Paint Options
  1. Charred Steel/Lightning Silver/Black Hole with Contrast Chrome Knockout wheels and Bright Chrome covers and exhaust
  2. Red Pepper/Magnetic Grey/Black Hole with Contrast Anodize Knockout wheels
  3. Mako Shark Fade with Contrast Anodize Knockout wheels

Three Styling Choices
To appeal to a broad range of customer tastes each 2019 CVO model is offered in three distinctly different styling treatments, from a look with a bright powertrain and chrome details with two-tone paint, to a combination of dark and bright finishes, to a very dark look with a monochrome or fade paint.

Premium Paint and Finishes
Harley-Davidson CVO models feature exclusive paint colors and designs. The CVO models are also used to introduce new finish treatments as an alternative to traditional chrome.

  • CVO Fade Paint is an extremely complex treatment. Developed exclusively for Harley-Davidson, the fade effect goes from a lighter to darker shade as it moves higher on the motorcycle and is very carefully aligned on each piece of bodywork to create the illusion that the motorcycle is being lighted from below. This paint treatment relies on expertly programmed robotic application of multiple layers of paint.
  • Black Onyx is a finish featured on the exhaust of the darkest styling treatments offered for CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide models. This “physical vapor deposition” finish is applied over chrome. The finish was originally developed for mil-spec and jewelry applications. It’s very durable but also so thin that in bright light the underlying chrome is visible through the Black Onyx finish.

CVO Technology

  • NEW Boom! Box GTS infotainment system is standard on each 2019 CVO model.
  • Wireless Headset with Bluetooth interface to the Boom! Box GTS eliminates cords and enables the same functions as wired headset with premium sound quality. The headset has a range of up to one mile and can communicate with up to eight other compatible headsets. The CVO Limited model is delivered with two wireless headsets; the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models include a single headset.
  • The Tire Pressure Monitoring System displays current front and rear tire pressure on the  Boom! Box screen and issues an alert when tire pressure is low to warn the rider that tire pressure should be checked, or if a tire is losing pressure due to puncture.

High-Performance Engines
The Milwaukee-Eight 117 is exclusive to CVO models and features 117 cubic inch displacement, a high-performance camshaft and intake, an elevated 10.2:1 compression ratio and produces up to 125 ft. lbs. of torque. On 2019 models the Milwaukee-Eight 117 for CVO is identified by a bright Blaze Red band on the engine rocker boxes.

Premium Boom! Audio

  • CVO Street Glide: Six Boom! Stage II bi-amped speakers (paired in the fairing, lowers and saddlebag lids) with 150 watts per channel from three separate 300 watt amplifiers for 900 watts total power – the most outrageous factory-installed Harley-Davidson audio system designed to surround the rider in rich, clear sound.
  • CVO Limited: Four Boom! Stage I speakers (paired in fairing and Tour-Pak carrier) powered by a single amplifier and 75 watts per channel.
  • CVO Road Glide: Four Boom! Stage II bi-amped speakers (paired in fairing and saddlebag lids) with 150 watts of power per channel from two separate 300 watt amplifiers for 600 watts total power.

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.

New Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

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New Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Pours On Performance

A Dynamic Power Cruiser Combines Milwaukee-Eight Muscle  with Weight-Saving Aluminum and Composite Components

The new Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 motorcycle delivers moto-aggression with a technical edge. Like a drag racer crossed with a fighter jet, this unapologetic power cruiser brings a new level of all-out performance to the Harley-Davidson line-up. The FXDR 114 combines the unrelenting power of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine with the liberal use of new weight-saving aluminum and composite components. Every aspect of handling and performance is amplified.

“This motorcycle is really a blast to ride,” said David Latz, Lead Product Manager at Harley-Davidson. “The FXDR 114 surrounds the very capable Softail chassis with Milwaukee-Eight 114 power, premium front and rear suspension and a host of new weight-saving components and materials. This is a power cruiser that delivers exceptional ride and handling characteristics.”

Less than a month after announcing plans for future product in new-to-the-brand categories and a commitment to advance its heavyweight Touring and Cruiser models, the Motor Company introduces the FXDR 114 as the 10th Harley-Davidson model based on the Softail platform.

Focus on Weight Reduction
The aluminum swingarm achieves a 10.2-pound weight reduction (13.8 pounds vs. 24 pounds, or 43 percent less) over a steel Softail swingarm accommodating a 240 mm rear tire. Because the unsprung weight (weight located below the suspension) it has a significant impact on rear suspension performance, enhanced further by a lightweight 18-inch-diameter aluminum disc rear wheel. The 19-inch forged aluminum Ace front wheel is a light-weight design that features very thin spokes. The FXDR 114 seat and tail section are supported by a sub-frame of welded aluminum tubing, and the tail section is composite. This replaces a steel subframe, steel rear fender and aluminum fender supports used on other Softail models, for a weight savings of about seven pounds. Front and rear fenders are lightweight composite material.

Styled at the Strip

The FXDR communicates its commitment to all-out performance through visual design inspired at the drag strip, where the application of torque to pavement is sophisticated in its execution.

“The look of the FXDR 114 expresses its performance potential and highlights the technical features that set it apart from the rest of the Softail line-up,” said Brad Richards, Vice President of Styling and Design. “The drag-bike influence is strong with the raked and inverted front end, massive intake and exhaust, proportional contrast between the wheels, and the clipped tail section. But we made sure that purely technical elements like the aluminum swingarm, fully integrated digital instrumentation within the rider controls, and exposed external suspension adjuster are highlighted as well and help define this bike’s mission, which is pure performance, not just straight-line performance.”

A speed screen frames the LED headlamp and helps breaks the wind, while a stretched 4.4-gallon fuel tank exclusive to the FXDR 114 lengthens the profile of the motorcycle. A race-inspired chin fairing conceals much of the oil cooler. The tail section is clipped short in drag bike/stunter style to expose the 240mm rear tire. A solo seat flows seamlessly into the tail section. A cover on the top of the tail section can be removed to reveal a storage compartment within the subframe.

A molded composite rear fender is shaped to hug the tire and moves with it through the range of the suspension, so it becomes almost invisible when the FXDR 114 is in motion. A rear lighting module and license plate fixture is secured to an aluminum spar mounted to the left side of the swingarm, leaving the right side of the rear wheel dramatically exposed. The front and rear wheel are finished in contrast Gloss Black and Satin Black paint and detailed with bright “bolt heads” and laser-etched orange graphics in the rims.

Dynamic Chassis
A strong-and-rigid Softail chassis tuned to deliver responsive handling will reward assertive riders with thrilling agility when riding through twisting backroads and navigating congested urban traffic. The FXDR 114 features the Softail monoshock rear suspension with a single coil-over shock with internal free-piston technology and optimized angle between the frame and swingarm for enhanced travel and response. The shock is equipped with an external hydraulic pre-load adjustment knob to allow the rider to quickly and easily dial in optimal suspension performance for the prevailing load and conditions. Inverted 43mm forks stiffen the front end for improved response to steering input. Single-cartridge internal fork damping technology and a triple-rate spring respond quickly to inputs to help keep the front wheel planted for improved braking and handling performance. The FXDR 114 offers more lean angle than any other Softail model –  32.6 degrees to the left and 32.8 degrees to the right.

The dual 300mm front disc brakes provide strong braking performance with less lever effort. A confidence-inspiring Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is standard equipment on the FXDR 114. High-performance Michelin Scorcher 11 front (120mm) and rear (240mm) tires contribute to optimized handling and braking performance. Secured by the deep solo seat, the rider grips aluminum clip-on handlebars in an athletic position over the tank. Information is presented by a compact digital display located within the speed screen.

Milwaukee-Eight Muscle
The FXDR 114 is equipped with the most-powerful engine offered in the Softail chassis, a Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin tuned to pound out up to 119 ft. lb. of torque at 3500 rpm (U.S. model). The shape of the forward-facing air intake is inspired by the World Champion Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag bikes and designed to enhance the airflow into the engine. The exposed air filter utilizes a new synthetic media that does not require oiling. A new 2-into-1 exhaust is tuned to emit a throaty rumble and shaped to maximize lean angle. Advanced four-valve cylinder head design, dual knock sensors, and precision oil cooling permit a 10.0:1 compression ratio for strong torque output – and thrilling acceleration – from off-idle to wide-open throttle. The engine is rigid-mounted to further stiffen a Softail chassis engineered to deliver precise response to steering and braking input. Dual counter-balancers cancel primary vibration at idle for improved rider comfort.

Riders craving even more power can upgrade the FXDR 114 with street-legal performance parts from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories, including a Screamin’ Eagle Titanium Performance slip-on muffler that weighs 50 percent less than the stock muffler and produces an appealing, aggressive tone. Installation of the muffler achieves a Screamin’ Eagle Stage I performance upgrade when combined with a Screamin’ Eagle Air Cleaner Kit and the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Street Tuner. Stage I is the foundation for available Screamin’ Eagle Stage II, Stage III and Stage IV kits that can take Milwaukee-Eight 114 performance through the roof, with the assurance of an intact factory warranty when installed by an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

Complete LED lighting, including a Daymaker LED headlamp with LED signature halo plus LED rear lighting and LED turn signals, make the FXDR 114 more conspicuous in traffic and offer optimal lighting performance. Keyless ignition, the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System and a USB charging port are standard equipment.

The FXDR 114 is available in six color choices: Vivid Black, Black Denim, Industrial Gray Denim, Wicked Red Denim, Bonneville Salt Denim, and Rawhide Denim.

In 2019, the FXDR 114 will provide inspiration for the bodywork of the racing competition motorcycles campaigned by the world champion Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines racing team in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

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.

New From Harley-Davidson

By | New Product News

Harley-Davidson Delivers Bold Motorcycle Performance And Ride-Enhancing Technology For 2019Harley-Davidson

New Power Cruiser and Infotainment System Top a Full Slate of New Products 

The all-out performance of the new 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 model sets the pace for Harley-Davidson’s new 2019 motorcycles, accessories and gear that deliver fresh style, thrilling performance and advanced technology.

Less than a month after announcing plans for future product in new-to-the-brand categories and a commitment to advance its heavyweight Touring and Cruiser models, the Motor Company introduces a suite of new products that will continue to inspire people around the world to experience the exhilaration of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

“Harley-Davidson innovation is infused in all of the new products we are offering for 2019,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President of Marketing Heather Malenshek. “Innovation in design, innovation in technology, and innovation in performance will inspire Harley-Davidson fans and a new generation of riders to share the wide-open freedom of motorcycling.”

New Power Cruiser Offers Racing Style and Performance
The FXDR 114 is an unapologetic power cruiser that brings a new level of performance to the Harley-Davidson lineup. The FXDR 114 combines the unrelenting power of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine with liberal use of weight-saving aluminum and composite components, including a new aluminum swingarm, aluminum subframe, light-weight wheels and composite fenders, to amplify every aspect of its agile handling and performance.

The FXDR 114 is equipped with the most-powerful engine offered in the Softail chassis, a Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin tuned to pound out up to 119 ft. lb. of torque at 3500 rpm (U.S. model). The strong-and-rigid Softail chassis and premium suspension components will reward assertive riders with thrilling agility when riding through twisting backroads and navigating congested urban traffic. The FXDR 114 offers more lean angle than any other Softail model.

Visually, the FXDR 114 communicates its commitment to performance through design inspirations from the drag strip – from a molded speed screen to a clipped tail section and solo seat. The rear fender is shaped to hug a massive 240 mm tire and moves with the tire through the range of the suspension, so it becomes almost invisible when the FXDR 114 is in motion.

Harley-DavidsonHarley-Davidson Touring and Trike Models Increase Technology and Performance
Harley-Davidson continues to advance its heavyweight Touring and Trike models with technology that elevates performance, function and style.

  • The new Boom! Box GTS infotainment system for select Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycles offers the contemporary look, feel and function of the latest mobile devices and tablets, with durability and features designed specifically for motorcycling, plus Apple CarPlay compatibility (when a microphone is in use with optional Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories headsets) and hands-free voice recognition.
  • The all-new electronic Reflex Linked Brake system for 2019 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide Ultra and Freewheeler three-wheeled motorcycles incorporates Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) and a linked front and rear braking system, features that work together to inspire greater rider confidence.
  • All-new premium Harley-Davidson Touring suspension technology gives the 2019 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide Ultra and Freewheeler three-wheeled motorcycle models a significant improvement in ride quality and ease of pre-load adjustment.
  • Select 2019 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycles will be powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine. At 114 cubic inches, the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine has the most displacement offered from the Harley-Davidson factory in standard model motorcycles and delivers strong acceleration and passing performance.

Harley-Davidson2019 Limited Edition CVO Models Offer Super-Premium Style and Performance
Three limited-production 2019 Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and extreme attention to detail. The high-performance Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine is exclusive to CVO models. The new Boom! Box GTS infotainment system is standard on each 2019 CVO model.

  • 2019 CVO Limited: For the rider who expects it all – luxury, performance, features and style. The CVO Limited model offers the ultimate in long-range touring comfort and luxury.
  • 2019 CVO Street Glide: An edgy, custom-bagger with hot-rod performance and a mind-blowing premium audio system.
  • 2019 CVO Road Glide: Distinctive, menacing style combined with long-haul comfort in a performance touring motorcycle ready for long roads and late nights.

Harley-DavidsonPerformance, Style and Technology from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are developed alongside new motorcycles to ensure that all customization options are backed by the highest fit, finish, testing and OEM standards. Harley-Davidson Authorized Dealerships are the customization experts equipped to help select and install Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. Highlights for 2019 include:

  • The 7-inch Daymaker Adaptive LED headlamp utilizes patented sensors and electronics integrated into the headlamp to determine lean angle of the motorcycle and automatically project additional light into corners to illuminate areas of the road that may be unlit by traditional LED headlamps.
  • The new Dominion Collection offers the unique ability to personalize individual accessory components for almost unlimited custom options. This collection is offered in gloss black anodized and bronze powder coated base colors and features interchangeable trim pieces in brushed black, bronze powder coated, brushed orange anodized or brushed aluminum that can be added in any combination. This premium accessory collection accentuates a bold, high-performance riding style.
  • Performance-enhancing Screamin’ Eagle Stage Upgrades are engineered to generate specific torque and horsepower gains, eliminating all the guesswork and trial-and-error testing normally associated with engine modifications. These stage upgrades are EPA compliant with noise and emissions standards and include everything required to enhance Harley-Davidson motorcycle performance without voiding the motorcycle warranty when installed by an authorized H-D dealer. The new 4.5-inch Screamin’ Eagle Muffler for the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide model enables Screamin’ Eagle Stage I through IV. New Screamin’ Eagle Timer Cover & Inserts for the Milwaukee-Eight engine show off “what’s inside” with a premium metal medallion labelled with 107, 114 or 117 displacement and the Stage level.

New FXRG Collection Created for Touring and Urban Riding Environments

Ride when you want, where you want. The new FXRG Collection was created for passionate motorcycle riders who demand a riding system with a combination of road-tested designs for customizable head-to-toe comfort and versatility in any riding environment.

  • FXRG for Touring: Utilizing innovative technologies and materials, including a moisture-wicking Coolcore  lining and stretch Cordura panels for improved fit and comfort, the new FXRG Triple Vent System Waterproof Jackets for men and women in leather or textile fabrics offer year-round comfort in almost any condition. These jackets are paired with new FXRG Waterproof Overpants. Because the touring rider needs the ability to layer up or down to manage everything mother nature can deliver, the new FXRG Collection includes base layers and an insulated mid-layer designed specifically for motorcycling.
  • FXRG for Urban: The urban riding environment demands riding gear that is built to offer protection, comfort and mobility. The new FXRG Gratify Slim Fit Leather Jacket and Men’s FXRG Slim Fit Riding Jackets combine contemporary style with real coverage and comfort features, including a moisture-wicking Coolcore lining, power-stretch materials for improved fit, lightweight CE-certified removable body armor and engineered perforations to help release body heat. Riders can pair these jackets with new abrasion-resistant FXRG Armalith Denim riding jeans.

The complete FXRG Collection includes three new FXRG helmets and waterproof FXRG Dual Chamber Gauntlet gloves.

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.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

EPA Admits Ethanol Causes Environmental Damage
“The federal requirement to blend ethanol into gasoline on the theory that it will reduce the hypothetical global warming that hasn’t appeared yet has been a joke from the start,” states a newsbit circulated by Bikernet.com, and that “By adding a huge amount of demand for corn, it did push up prices for that commodity, and made vast swaths of the rural Midwest prosperous, though it has injured poor Mexicans and others who depend on corn for a substantial portion of their nutrition and driven up the price of feed used for animals, raising meat prices.”

The net energy balance of ethanol production – subtracting the amount of energy necessary to grow the corn, transport it to refineries, and then transport the ethanol to gasoline producers, has been considered a substantial net energy gain.  But now the EPA has finally issued a new report and admits that the ethanol mandate comes at a considerable environmental cost.

The Public News Service summarizes:  “Federal law requires the EPA to assess the environmental impact of the fuel standard every three years, but the new report, issued in July, was four years overdue.  According to David DeGennaro with the National Wildlife Federation, the report documents millions of acres of wildlife habitat lost to ethanol crop production, increased nutrient pollution in waterways and air emissions and side effects worse than the gasoline the ethanol is replacing.”

“The bigger surprise is the fact that ethanol production and combustion significantly increases the production of nitrous oxides (Nox),” notes HotAir.com“This combines with oxygen in the atmosphere when exposed to sunlight, producing ozone…and actually contributes to the formation of smog and leads to respiratory ailments for many people.”

None of this speaks to the excessive costs that ethanol forces on drivers and auto manufacturers, says Bikernet.com, concluding that; “Alas, the mandate is so popular with corn farmers in Iowa, home of the first round of presidential nominations, that President Trump (and other politicians) not only maintain the mandate, President Trump recently told an audience in Iowa that he was ‘very close’ to having EPA issue a waiver to the Clean Air Act to allow year-round sale of E-15.”

Synthetic Petrol Is On Its Way
The concept of fuel for your bike that doesn’t drain our dwindling oil reserves and offsets its C02 emissions with its very production is closer than we think, according to MotorcycleNews.com“For decades, boffins have been trying to work out ways to synthesize petrol (gasoline) and diesel, but with recent strides by Ducati owners Audi and tech giants Bosch, synfuels could hit our pumps within the next decade.”

The theory is to harness our natural resources to make petrol and diesel and be able to produce it on an industrial scale so that prices can match current fuel costs.

“The new fuel has many advantages.  It isn’t dependent on crude oil, it is compatible with the existing infrastructure and it offers the prospect of a closed carbon cycle,” says Reiner Mangold, head of sustainable product development at Audi.

A huge amount of energy is necessary to process the fuel, but Audi and Bosch’s plans involve a renewable energy source, such as solar or hydroelectric, to power the process.  They say renewable electricity can make the process carbon neutral.

When combined with a potential carbon-free production process, it means internal combustion could be part of the environmental solution rather than the problem.

While all this might sound like science fiction, Audi produced their first synthetic petrol earlier this year, called e-Benzin, and is currently constructing a diesel production plant in Switzerland powered by hydroelectricity from a nearby dam.  Mass production of this petrol is the next obvious step.

Accidents & Fatalities Down At Sturgis, Despite Bigger Crowd
The number of fatal crashes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was half that of last year’s count, according to statistics released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  During the two-week event, there were four fatal crashes, compared to eight during the same time period last year.  Both injury and non-injury accidents were down more than 10% compared to 2017, and total citations issued during Sturgis were also down nearly ten percent to 987.

Meanwhile, more than half a million vehicles rolled into the small western South Dakota town of 6,900.  Data gathered by the South Dakota Department of Transportation from nine locations around Sturgis show a nearly 8% increase in traffic over last year, which saw 469,100 vehicles.

For this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the tally was 505,969 vehicles, which includes motorcycles, automobiles, trucks and motor homes.  Still, the number was shy of the 2015 traffic, when 747,032 vehicles rolled into the city for the 75th annual rally.

Motorcycle Industry Trying To Attract New Riders
Motorcycling in America is getting a makeover, as industry stalwarts and upstart competitors are trying to attract new riders who want something different from Harley’s big burbling cruisers or screaming Japanese and European performance bikes, says CNNMoney.

The changes are in response to younger riders who are attracted to the efficiency and fun of two-wheel travel, but who don’t want to buy into all the “biker” baggage.

“Millennials and Gen X’ers, they aren’t always seeking to make motorcycling a lifestyle, where it’s kind of everything you live for,” said Tim Buche, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council.  These younger riders are looking for motorcycles suited to a more casual relationship rather than a serious commitment.

With shifting tastes, some start-up motorcycle makers are offering “green” electric bikes, without the noise, vibration and pollutants of an internal combustion engine, while more well-established brands are putting design emphasis on spare simplicity, targeted at a more casual rider.

Even long-venerated Harley-Davidson announced it will start offering products aimed at reaching customers who aren’t traditionally drawn to its renowned American retro-styled offerings, and will produce their first electric motorcycle — the all-new LiveWire — in 2019.

Harley Refutes ‘Misinformation’ About Moving Production Offshore
Harley-Davidson Inc. Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich pushed back against what he called “misinformation” surrounding the Motor Company’s announced plans to move some production overseas.

The iconic American motorcycle maker has been the subject of angry tweets from President Donald Trump since announcing in June it would move some production abroad to sidestep tariffs the European Union slapped on its bikes in retaliation to Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

According to Bloomberg business news, “the spat heated up recently when President Trump said he would support a boycott of the company if it moved production overseas.”  Trump’s pronouncement that “A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never!,” came a day after he welcomed nearly 200 ‘Bikers For Trump’ supporters to his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, and a New York Times article cited some Harley-Davidson owners criticizing the company at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally saying this was their last Harley.

Levatich said that the uproar surrounding the company’s earlier announcement that it would move some of its production overseas “misinformation”.  He reminded employees and dealers that the purpose of this move is to keep their products competitive in their second biggest market.  Harley doesn’t sell motorcycles in the U.S. that are built overseas, and that won’t change, Levatich said.

New Mexico MRO Calls Out Sheriffs Deputies For Profiling Bikers
A motorcycle rights group in New Mexico is calling out the Bernalillo County Sheriff, claiming his deputies are profiling motorcyclists.  “Being profiled, it’s not a comfortable feeling,” said Raymond Gallegos of the New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization (NMMRO), saying there’s been a string of incidents with BCSO, prompting them to write a letter to Sheriff Manuel Gonzales.

Some see the patches, the leather and certain colors on riders and assume criminal.  However, Gallegos, vice chair of the NMMRO, says that’s far from the truth.  “So many of our organizations really benefit the community.  We’re working for charities, we’re raising money for this organization or that organization,” he told KRQE News 13.

Gallegos says members of the NMMRO have reported three incidents over the last year that call into question BCSO’s practices.  It led the group to write a letter to Sheriff Gonzales that calls out the department for harassing, intimidating and even photographing riders.

So, NMMRO set up a meeting for July 30 with the sheriff.  “We really wanted to see how our community and BCSO could work together to get ahead of this profiling issue,” he said. “That was the intent of this meeting with the sheriff’s department.”

However, the meeting was canceled at the 11th hour and the department told KRQE that there’s an ongoing operation to address reckless motorcyclists, but that deputies do not profile riders.

A re-do meeting has since been rescheduled, though NMMRO says it’s also pursuing anti-profiling legislation, and is encouraging its members who were allegedly profiled to seek legal counsel.

Waco ‘Twin Peaks’ Update
To keep readers apprised of the ongoing travesty of ‘Waco’ — the May 2015 shootout involving police and club members attending a legislative meeting at the Twin Peaks Restaurant that left nine bikers dead and 20 wounded — AIM/NCOM Founder Richard Lester would like to share the following information gleaned from Southwest Scooter News:

Prosecutors and an attorney for Jacob Carrizal, the Dallas Bandidos chapter president, have agreed to postpone the retrial of the Twin Peaks biker shootout defendant, which had been set for September 10, 2018.  Carrizal is the first and only defendant to stand trial so far, and his first trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial in November 2017.

In a joint motion for a continuance, Robert Moody, McLennan County first assistant district attorney, and Chris Lewis, Carrizal’s attorney, cite the volume of evidence needed to be reviewed, plus evidence federal prosecutors have agreed to share from the separate trial of two former Bandidos national leaders that both sides want to see, according to the Waco Tribune.

Besides McLennan County prosecutors, attorneys representing defendants in federal civil rights lawsuits filed over the mass arrests of 193 bikers after the Twin Peaks incident also have cited the need to see federal evidence from a Bandidos racketeering case in San Antonio as a reason for postponing proceedings in the civil cases.

Prosecutors re-indicted Carrizal and 23 other Twin Peaks defendants earlier this summer on riot charges and have said they do not intend to pursue the identical ‘engaging in organized criminal activity’ charges on which 155 bikers were indicted three years ago.  Of those 155 cases, with defendants being held in jail for months on a million dollars bail each, all but 27 have been dismissed.

In the meantime, as his term grows short, Waco District Attorney Abel Reyna — who failed in his re-election bid largely over his mishandling of the “Twin Peaks Shootout” cases — is settling old scores before leaving office by firing prosecutor Amanda Dillon, the last of Reyna’s remaining employees who provided information to the FBI during its investigation of DA Reyna, effectively blaming her for the mistrial in the Carrizal case.

Hanoi To Ban Motorcycles
Vietnamese authorities have announced plans to ban motorcycles in Hanoi by 2030 in a bid to cut air pollution and improve locals’ quality of life.  The country’s capital, Hanoi, is home to 7.7 million people and is one of the most polluted cities in Southeast Asia and only 38 days last year had air quality that was considered good by the World Health Organization.

The city is famous for its millions of motorcycles (5m), and it is these — together with coal-fired power plants, heavy industry, a surge in construction projects and the seasonal agricultural burning — which authorities are blaming for the pollution.

In an attempt to combat the air quality problem and boost public transport, Hanoi city council announced in early August that powered two-wheelers would be banned by 2030.

Quotable Quote:  “If you want to call the NFL to make your voice heard,” ask for Mike in the P.R. Office (212-450-2000) and “let them know the players need to respect our National Anthem and the Veterans of the United States.  No profanity, be polite!”

~ from Gill Mellon, ABATE of California board member and liaison to the Confederations of Clubs

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.

Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeo – THIS WEEKEND!

By | Events

FowlervilleEasyriders Motorcycle Rodeo- THIS WEEKEND!

Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeo Returns to Fowlerville, Michigan August 17-19

Three-Day Motorcycle Rally and Festival Features Concerts by Saving Abel, The Lacs and MORE! Returning Crowd Favorites Include NTC Drift Trike Races, Ride-In Bike Show, Classic Motorcycle Rodeo Events, and On-Site Campout.

Easyriders Events announces their 25th anniversary of its annual Motorcycle Rodeo at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds from August 17th through the 19th where more than 5,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will converge for three days of on-site camping, dirt track motorcycle rodeo competitions on two-wheeled steel ponies, and live concerts; from biker blues to hard-hitting rock. Plus check out some of the best motorcycle-lifestyle related vendors in the country, a ride-in bike show, classic rally games and events and much more.

When the sun goes down, the party gets started at the stage. Saving Abel kicks the party off on Friday night, followed by Saturday night’s country rap artists The Lacs! A weekend wristband grants the holder access to all event areas, while a day pass will allow one-day access to the venue, limited to the event’s midway (excludes campsite). All are able to view concerts and attractions at no additional charge.

Beyond the stage, Rodeo attendees will be able to camp on-site for the duration of the event, with early bird camping beginning on Thursday, August 16th at 12pm. Easyriders Events offers all amenities on-site for guests including shower and bathroom facilities, allowing enthusiasts to maximize their time on-site throughout the weekend. “Easyriders Rodeos are strictly 18 and over events that offer unparalleled opportunity for participants to transcend their normal everyday lives and really let their hair down. For many, these events are an annual getaway from work, the kids and the stresses of everyday life,” says Kari Roben, Event Manager.

For those who want to get in on the rodeo action, the dirt track offers something for everyone. Attendees can participate in the fan favorite NTC Drift Trike Races, sliding their way across the dirt in a race to the finish line or the ever-popular Barstool Races, in which they race –you guessed it– a motorized barstool against friends and strangers through a winding track bordered by hay bales. The action-packed races are just as exciting to participate in as they are to watch from the grandstands – as they always deliver unbeatable entertainment. There are a variety of additional events that are open to the public, and the sign-up price of one rodeo event is included in the price of a weekend wristband. Details are available on- site and all are encouraged to participate and truly become a part of the rodeo experience.

FowlervilleThere will be a multitude of unique motorcycle-related vendors setting up shop on the show’s midway; including motorcycle professionals, builders, parts & accessories manufacturers, riding gear, leathersmiths and jewelry designers. The picturesque town of Fowlerville sits just minutes from the city of Howell – attracting many for its beautiful riding country and secluded atmosphere. The Fairgrounds are a short distance from most major metropolitan areas in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Northern Ohio and Eastern Indiana, making the Easyriders Rodeo in Fowlerville, Michigan a favorite adults-only summer destination.

New H-D Moto Collection Launches A Styling Intersection Of Sleek & Modern

By | Clothing, New Product News

Moto CollectionNew H-D Moto Collection Launches A Styling Intersection Of Sleek & Modern

Press Release: Putting a modern twist on the authentic Harley-Davidson brand, the H-D Moto Collection portrays a signature look with a sophisticated twist. This apparel collection will keep any look casual yet sleek with a classic moto-inspired touch.

Moto Collection

Temerity Slim Fit Leather Jacket

Both the men’s Temerity Slim Fit Leather Jacket (P/N 98047-19VM, $475*) and women’s Tenacity Leather Jacket (P/N 98049-19VW, $450*) feature two side vents that help keep riders cool in warm weather. Stretch fabrics along with strategic placement of body armor pockets allow for more flexibility and comfort while riding. Both jacket styles feature simple and modern details, making these functional jackets the perfect choice for the rider seeking a more subtle and sophisticated expression of the H-D brand.

Keep a look casual yet sophisticated in the men’s Stretch Long Sleeve Slim Fit Shirt (P/N 99150-19VM, $90*). This slim fit shirt designed with high-density graphics on the upper back and left chest add a subtle detail to a classic button front shirt.

Moto Collection

Long Line Logo Hoodie

Stay warm and comfortable in the women’s Long Line Logo Hoodie (P/N 99176-19VW, $110*). This zipper front hoodie features snap hand-warmer pockets and a longer-length silhouette. The tonal studded Bar & Shield logo placed on the back of this hoodie puts a modern twist on a classic piece.

Moto Collection

Slim Fit Tee

The men’s Chest Stripe Slim Fit Tee (P/N 99256-19VM, $55*) offers a simple long-sleeve tee with a modern fit and moto-inspired design.

Like the men’s Chest Stripe Slim Fit Tee, the women’s Wing Sleeve Tee (P/N 99127-19VW, $60*) features subtle wing graphics on each sleeve to add a sleek design to a classic tee. Perfect for layering, this long sleeve tee keeps it casual yet sophisticated.

Harley-Davidson Riding Gear & Apparel is available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online.

Metalsport Inc. Introduces the Delusion and Revamps the Trillion 

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MetalsportMetalsport Inc. Introduces the Delusion and Revamps the Trillion 

Press Release: Metalsport Wheels is proud to introduce our latest wheel design for 2018. Always starting with USA forged wheel blanks made from 6061-T6 prime aluminum, this wheel is machined to the last detail. 

The “Delusion” features six spokes with a slight twist. Each spoke has the inlay that allows the customer to personalize it or not. As seen here, the chrome version without any inlay coloring and one with the “copper” coloring. Sizes start from the 16×3.5 up to and including the monster 32”. 

The Delusion is available in three finishes, chrome, all black anodized and chrome with color matching to provide a chance to do some color matching (there are other colors to choose from). 

MetalsportWe also revisited one of our designs, the “Trillion.” We revamped it by giving a complete makeover – the main five spokes extended from the hub to the lip plus we added the inlay to allow for color matching. As seen in the picture, we offer multiple colors for the inlay area. Sizes start from the 16×3.5 up to and including the monster 32”. 

All our wheels come with hubs and we offer matching rotors, pulleys and sprockets. We can even offer the wheel already mounted with your choice of tire, Vee Rubber or Shinko. 

If you have questions about application for your bike, call us at (562) 776-9594. 

About Metalsport Wheels
Metalsport offers a full line of 3D and 2D finished wheels featuring over 25 designs including the Chip Foose exclusive line. We have one of the largest selections of wheel sizes in the USA. Wheel sizes start from the 16” wheel to their monster 34” wheel. All wheels come with options to add matching rotors, pulleys, sprockets. 

Vans/Cult V-Twin Grip Set

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Vans/Cult V-Twin Grip Set

Man, you need Vans! Two Southern California originals have teamed up to create a modern-day classic design for your V-Twin Motorcycle. Designed by Cult, the Vans/Cult V-Twin Grips feature the classic Vans waffle sole pattern with a subtle domed center section for improved ergonomics and vibration dampening. Each pair are constructed in-house at ODI using our proprietary grip compounds for a consistent feel that provides exceptional control in all conditions.

Product Features:

• Available in 5 Colors: Black, Classic Orange, Gum Rubber, Ox Blood, Brown

• Both 1” and 7/8” Handlebar tments available

• 125mm Length

• Sold In Pairs

• Proudly made in the USA by ODI

 

DISTRIBUTED BY:  HARDDRIVE and DRAG SPECIALTIES

PART NO:            DESCRIPTION                                                                                     MSRP

B01VTB                 Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 7/8″, Black                               $19.95

B01VTBN             Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 7/8″, Brown                            $19.95

B01VTDR              Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 7/8″, Ox Blood                       $19.95

B01VTGR             Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 7/8″, Gum Rubber               $19.95

B01VTO                Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 7/8″, Orange                          $19.95

–          NOTE:  7/8” Features 7/8 Clutch Side and 1” Throttle Side Grips

B02VTB                 Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 1″, Black                                   $19.95

B02VTBN             Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 1″, Brown                                $19.95

B02VTDR              Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 1″, Ox Blood                           $19.95

B02VTGR             Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 1″, Gum Rubber                    $19.95

B02VTO                Vans/Cult, V-Twin Single-Ply, 1″, Orange                               $19.95

–          NOTE:  1” Features 1” Clutch Side and 1-1/8” Throttle Side Grips

NEW –  S&S Quickee Pushrod Tube Kits in Black

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NEW –  S&S Quickee Pushrod Tube Kits in Black

S&S Cycle’s Quickee pushrod tube kits are a fundamental part of any v-twin cam install and have saved thousands of hours of service time since they launched years ago. Cut the stock pushrods, install the Quickee pushrods and adjust to length, no need to pull off the top end of the motor.

Their latest version includes gloss black powder coated tubes designed to complete the blacked out look of a well appointed motor while still adding subtle contrast against the matte finish of the cylinders. Available for the 1999-2017 big twins as well as 2017-2018 M8 applications as complete kits with Quickee pushrods or just blacked out covers. Check out the details at www.sscycle.com/black-pushrods/

Garage-Girls Announces Ultimate Biker Makeover 2018 Winner!

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Garage-GirlsGarage-Girls Announces Ultimate Biker Makeover 2018 Winner!

Press Release: Garage-Girls are proud to announce the Ultimate Biker Makeover winner for 2018; Karen Anderson.  Karen was selected out of over 74 entries to this years contest from the story and photo’s that were submitted.  This is the 10th year for the annual contest that is fueled by the goal of helping a fellow rider stay out riding on the road.

Contestants (Girls and Guys) were asked to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo. Deadline for entries was June 22nd 2018. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges had to make the tough decision of who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover. “Karen’s story of powering through not only one type of cancer diagnosis and treatment, but 4 was pretty compelling. How does one get through a blow like that? We all just couldn’t get over how tough this must have been for Karen, but were happy to read that riding her motorcycle to chemo and radiation was what empowered her through it all.  This confirmed to us all that we needed to help this woman stay out riding on the road.  Riding was how she was surviving.”  —Sara Liberte, owner of Garage-Girls

Karen will be getting hooked up with a bunch of prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, A new Corbin motorcycle seat, cleaning supplies from Star-Brite Solutions, and surprise gear from S&S Cycle, Memphis Shades, and Bare Knuckle Choppers.

The focus of the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover is to “Hook a Rider Up” and help them replace their worn, busted parts and gear. Garage-Girls

“For the last 10 years our contest has allowed guys and girls to submit a short story along with a photo of why they need some new gear for their “Body” and “Machine”, it’s a great feeling being able to help a fellow rider get back out on the road with that much needed wind time.” —Sara Liberte, founder garage-girls.com

Vance and Hines Stainless 2-into-1 Upsweep

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UpsweepVance and Hines Stainless 2-into-1 Upsweep

Press Release: Refined from four decades of on-track competition, the Stainless 2-into-1 Upsweep looks and acts the part, hand TIG-welded of high grade (ASTM A269) 304 stainless steel with a brushed “works” finish and engineered to maximize torque and power out of the Milwaukee-Eight powerplant.

Features include: 

High Grade 304 Stainless Steel (ASTM A269)

Megaphone Muffler

Oversized 2-into-1 Merge Collector

Race Inspired Heat Shield

Fits Forward & Mid Controls

Fitment: Softail Fat Bob, Street Bob, Slim, Deluxe, Low Rider

Will not fit: 2018 Fat Boy, Breakout, Heritage Classic, & Sport Glide

Vance & Hines designs and manufacturers high quality aftermarket performance accessories including exhaust, air intake and fuel management systems for American v-twin, metric cruiser, sportbike and off-road motorcycles. All Vance & Hines products are designed and manufactured in the United States at its facilities in Southern California and Indiana. For more information, please visit vanceandhines.comfacebook.com/vanceandhines and youtube.com/vanceandhines.

Vance and Hines

562-921-7461

www.vanceandhines.com

Make It Personal With New Harley-Davidson Custom Paint

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Custom Paint

Grandstand

Make It Personal With New Harley-Davidson Custom Paint

Press Release: Three brand new 2019 Harley-Davidson Limited Custom Paint Sets allow riders to express their personality and stand out from the crowd with their bikes. Be the first to let your local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer know you want to be the first on the street with these early 2019 offerings.

Custom Paint

La Jolla

The La Jolla Limited Custom Paint Set was created for the rider who rides to get noticed. Featuring a vibrant chrome-yellow base with a gold pearl sheen and a bright orange undertone, it’ll catch everyone’s eye. Vivid Black slash graphics add a more subtle touch. The La Jolla Limited Custom Paint set fits 2018 and later Breakout models.

Visually representing Harley-Davidson performance, the Grandstand Limited Custom Paint Set fits 2014 and later Road King, 2015 and later Road Glide and 2014 and later Street Glide models. The black denim and fierce orange base is split by brushed aluminum and then highlighted with warm red pinstripes. Only 150 sets will be offered worldwide for all three touring models.

Custom Paint

Tagged

The Tagged Limited Custom Paint Set represents what Harley-Davidson has strived to do since 1903: inspire people to find their own freedom. This set is about stepping outside of the comfort zone and living free-er. A gunmetal base with a satin finish and hand-ground metal grind markings add an edgy touch. Tag lines that feature graphic messaging of freedom add unique detailing to this set that fits 2018 and later Fat Bob and Street Bob models. Only 150 sets will be offered worldwide. Check out this behind the scenes video on its creation.

The authenticity embodied in all three of these paint sets is proven with a hand-written certificate for each owner.

Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories are available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online. Download or request a free printed catalog at www.H-D.com/catalogs.

Ancra Gradual Release Tie Downs

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ancraAncra Gradual Release Tie Downs

Press Release: These tie downs from MidUSA feature Ancra’s gradual release system built into the ratchet that enables the user to back the ratchet off one click at a time, eliminating the exploding ratchet that pops open forcefully under load. 

ancraGreat for leveling the bike on a trailer or reducing the compression on the front shocks, without having to release all of the webbing and retighten. Top of the line 1.5” wide tie down has a working load capacity of 600 pounds per strap, and measures 66” in overall length with a sewn hand loop.

Made with 4,500 lb rated aircraft quality nylon webbing, engineered to withstand weather and abrasion. This is Ancra’s strongest, most secure ratcheting tie down, perfect for transporting heavy cruisers.

Uses Ancra’s patented 1,800 lb rated heavy duty cam buckle with pressure plate, for a non-slip lock with two 1,200 lb rated vinyl-coated S hooks per strap.

These are available in black or red. and sold in pairs. 

Visit us at www.mid-usa.com to see these and other new products offered by Mid-USA. Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts
1-800-527-0501 in the USA

1-800-893-9261 in Canada

New SUMAX Website

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SUMAXNew SUMAX Website

Press Release: Sumax is now live with their new state of the art website. This site is very user friendly even with mobile devices. You can search by product or by motorcycle. In business now for 35 years they have seen the transition from black and white catalogs to a website full of vibrant colors.

Sumax spark plug wire section gives you more choices, more colors with more horsepower for your Harley Davidson, Victory, & Triumph If they don’t have what you need, quite possibly no one else has it. Battery cables are a good OEM 8 ga. replacement or their Extreme Duty 2 ga. cables. As with all Sumax products they are made right here in the U.S.A..

SUMAXCreate a Bagger with their Saddle Bag Brackets that allow you to run Harley hard bags 1993 and newer on the following models: All year Softails, all year Dynas, FXR and Sportsters 2000+ models. Their Phantom Brackets fit 1993- 2008 Road King, Road Glide, ElectraGlide & Street Glide Models. Phantom brackets give floating effect of saddle bags, by eliminating the rear crash bar in front of your bags.

SUMAXGet the look and feel of a professionally finished interior for your stock Harley Saddle Bags and Tour Packs with their Sumax liner kits. This is the same trunk lining used by professional car builders. It will protect the items in your bags and box while deading the sound. No more having to wrap items in towels!

SUMAXAnd of course they are known world wide for their expertise in Powder Coating. Sumax was the first, the original powder coater specializing in motorcycles. Their work can be seen in and on the covers of many motorcycle magazines and on TV shows. Sumax is the one by which all others are judged.

Be sure to check it out, it’s worth the ride with www.sumax.com

Former Tennessee Sheriff Kills MC Member and Still Not Charged?

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motorcycle profiling projectFormer Tennessee Sheriff Kills MC Member and Still Not Charged?

On July 7th, 2018 a former county sheriff driving an SUV hit and killed a 21-year-old motorcyclist wearing club colors in McMinnville, Tennessee. This former sheriff was cited for failure to yield, however, no criminal charges have been filed. 1

Although the investigation continues with assistance from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and District Attorney’s office, information that is often released to the public during accident investigations is being withheld, such as whether drugs or alcohol are thought to be involved. The National Council of Clubs (NCOC) and the Motorcycle Profiling Project (MPP), organizations representing the legal and political interests of motorcycle clubs nationwide, are concerned that the former sheriff is being protected legally and politically by the thin blue line.

The public has a right to know whether drugs or alcohol are thought to be involved because that would inarguably constitute vehicular homicide under Tennessee law, as opposed to a devastating accident. And the public has a right to know about the short life of Jay Alan Webster, extinguished by a former sheriff currently being shielded by the laws protecting investigatory information.

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S&S Cycle Grand National 2:2 for 2018+ Fat Bob

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S&S CycleS&S Cycle Grand National 2:2 for 2018+ Fat Bob

Inspired by their total domination in American Flat Track, S&S Cycle has taken performance exhaust to the next level. Combining a two into two format with a hidden crossover, the new Grand National system is designed for pure, relentless performance. Clean bends, stainless header tubing and full shielding create an exhaust that makes real power without the punishment of melted boots and uneven torque delivery of most other short tract systems. S&S also includes wide band O2 sensor ports as well as removable secondary baffles that allow for sound and back pressure tuning.

S&S Cycle

Removable Baffles

S&S Cycle

Available in chrome or black ceramic, the Grand National 2:2 looks to be a game changer for latest from the Motor Company. 

Click Here For More Information

Slip Stream SKID PLATE for 2004-Up Harley Sportster

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SKID PLATEDK’s Slip Stream SKID PLATE for 2004-Up Harley Sportster

The DK Custom Products DK’s Slip Stream SKID PLATE is designed to fit 2004-Up Harley Sportster Models. Laser Cut 1/8″ Aluminum Single Piece for Strength. Made in the USA  Black Powder Coat or Raw Aluminum Finish. Includes Stainless Fasteners and 6 foam spacers. Bolts Directly to frame in Five spots for added strength/protection. Everything needed for a 15 minute install. Step-by-Step Instructions Included.

DK-SPT-SP-04   $159.95

DK Custom ProductsSKID PLATE
662-252-8828
DKCustom.com

Fifth Running of Sons Of Speed Set for Sturgis 2018 

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Sons Of SpeedFifth Running of Sons Of Speed Set for Sturgis 2018 

Daring Riders To Put Everything on the Line at 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Fresh off its fourth running at Daytona Bike Week 2018, Sons of Speed is set for its fifth race. The quinary contest will be held Thursday, August 9th, 3 p.m., at the Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground racetrack during the 78th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids. Brand new, licensed Sons of Speed merchandise is now available from Hot Leathers.

“Our fourth race at Daytona Bike Week earlier this year was the biggest one yet,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “Hair raising and blood curdling, that’s how we like it. Can’t wait to run it again at Sturgis.”

Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. The fifth race will feature riders sitting astride hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines, a Hot 61” class as well as a 45” class. Most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks.

The fourth running of Sons of Speed saw some of the best riders and well-known personalities in the business participate, including: Billy Lane, eBay Jake, Go Takamine, Ken Curtis, Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe, Dan Rose, Rhett Rotten, Brittney Olsen, Rick Petcko, Mark Hanna, Freddie Bollwage, Jody Perewitz, Matt Harris, Josh Young and others. Many of these same riders will participate at Sturgis.

Top honors at Daytona in the Hot 61” went to Matt Walksler on his 1924 Harley-powered Sons of Speed racer, earning himself the Sons of Speed Sturgis McCann Trophy from Bill McCann. Walksler managed to dethrone eBay Jake, who’d taken the checkered flag the last two times running. This time out, Walksler will find himself in the crosshairs, as every rider looks to dethrone and supplant him. This is motorcycle racing at its harrowing, blood-chilling best.

Check out the Sons of Speed Facebook Event Page for updates, breaking news and new merchandise. 

About Sons Of Speed

Sons Of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, Sons Of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle bike builder Billy Lane, Sons Of Speed races feature some of the sport’s most accomplished riders, builders, and enthusiasts. Past participants include Buzz Kanter (publisher, American Iron Magazine), Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson), vintage racer Brittney Olsen, eBay Jake (two-time Sons of Speed winner), Warren and Billy Lane, Rick Petko (of American Chopper fame and master mechanic at Orange County Choppers), Matt Walksler (motorcyclist and Associate Director of Wheels Through Time), “Moonshiner” Josh Owens and Matt Harris, to name a few. For more information on upcoming races and to buy tickets, check out the Facebook event page.

Introducing Easyriders Chopper Shopper!

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Introducing Easyriders Chopper Shopper!

Looking for some new iron for your garage to customize and make your own, but the dealership is out of their minds with crazy pricing on a new ride? Fear not, there are plenty of affordable rides out there on the used market, you just have to know where to look. That place is Easyriders Chopper Shopper, the best place to find deals on wheels. 

Easyriders Chopper Shopper is your one stop shop for great deals on pre-owned motorcycles, and it is FREE to list your motorcycle for sale, and FREE for buyers as well. We just want to unite good bikes with good people, ‘cause we live and breathe motorcycles, and we know that you do too.

On the site sellers of motorcycles will find selling tips to attract maximum potential buyers, like how to photograph your bike to show off the details. How to word your ad so buyers know what you have to sell, and what has already been done to your ride, to make it special. AND we will list your bike for free until it sells! 

Here at Easyriders we want everyone on two wheels, and sticker shock at the dealer motivated us to do something to make it happen. Check out Easyriders Chopper Shopper today, list your scoot for free or search our classifieds for that perfect ride for yourself. Did I mention that this is all FREE? Sheesh, what are you waiting for? 

Here’s the link to Easyriders Chopper Shopper: www.easyriders.com/cs

Roland Sands Launches 2019 Apparel Product Collection

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Roland SandsRoland Sands Launches 2019 Apparel Product Collection

Press Release: At Roland Sands we’re always looking to improve our products which is no easy task. Our aim is better leather, better protection and better build quality and if we can keep the price in the ball park, then it ends up being less expensive to the customer in the end. The new collection is exactly that and a little more. We’ve taken the classics, the Ronin and Clash and added CE1 level protection and construction with the same style and improved build quality taking our bestselling jackets to another level.

The heritage portion of the collection remains true to the DNA of the brand but comes with the added features of included removable armor and strategic ventilation without compromising the wear ability. We remain true to the focus of on bike function and off bike wear ability. Clean, stylish, subtlety branded riding gear, it’s what we expect and what we deliver.

Times may change, but the details of what make a quality motorcycle jacket worth owning do not. Quality, comfort, fit, finish, protection and style. It’s a recipe that gets better in time if you stay true to your roots, learn from your customers and work to improve on what you have learned.

Industry shaping designs like the Clash and Ronin are a tough product to improve on, but that’s what we’ve done with the RS Signature models. We realize not everybody wants to wear the same gear, so we’ve further expanded both our textile range and leathers to bring more diversity to the collection, always keeping function and form in mind. Weather we’ve turned a classic bomber into a rider’s jacket or added a hood to a classic leather silhouette it’s quality first.

Indian Motorcycle at 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Sturgis Motorcycle RallyIndian Motorcycle Announces Demo Rides, Thrill Shows and More at 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Indian’s Flat Track Wrecking Crew & Hooligan Race Highlight the Week’s Top Entertainment During the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally                                          

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced an exciting schedule of events during the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Indian Motorcycle will offer riders demo rides on 2018 models, adrenaline-charged thrill shows, two nights of American Flat Track and Hooligan racing, as well as group rides throughout the week.

The Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew and stable of privateers take Sturgis by storm on August 5 at the Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle. Fans will have the opportunity to see team riders hit the track with the dominant Scout FTR750 race bike. American Flat Track 2017 reigning champion Jared Mees leads the series in total points and is fresh off a Gold Medal X Games victory.

“As the largest motorcycle rally in the U.S., Sturgis provides a great platform to connect with riders and current owners,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director –Indian Motorcycle. “It’s important to have a strong presence with a full week of activities that enable riders to connect with us through displays and demos, flat track racing, custom builds, and exclusive events for our Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group (IMRG).”

Below are highlights of Indian Motorcycle’s schedule of events for the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Displays, Demo Rides, and More at Indian Motorcycle Site on Lazelle Street (3rd St. and Lazelle St.)
Riders can experience the entire 2018 lineup from Indian Motorcycle at its primary display on Lazelle Street. The display also welcomes one of three “Evel Live” Scout FTR750’s used by Travis Pastrana to jump 16 Greyhound buses, 52 crushed cars, and the Caesar’s Palace Fountain on July 8 in Las Vegas.

Scout Thrill Show (Lazelle St. & 3rd St.)
The exhilarating Scout Thrill Show takes place at the stunt area within the Lazelle Street activation site. The show features stunt performances aboard the Scout Bobber, including freestyle tricks such as handstands, burnouts, firewall jumps and more.

American Flat Track (Sturgis Buffalo Chip)
The Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew and stable of privateers continue the American Flat Track season at the Buffalo Chip TT and Black Hills Half-Mile.  Reigning 2017 AFT Champion Jared Mees has won nine of the 11 races this season aboard the Scout FT750 and seeks to improve on a second-place finish at last year’s inaugural Buffalo Chip TT. The Buffalo Chip TT opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 on August 5.

Veteran’s Charity Ride Heroes’ Welcome (Indian Motorcycle Sturgis)
Riders can join Indian Motorcycle on Saturday, August 4, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to welcome members of the fourth annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis as they complete their eight-day journey from Las Vegas. A grand parade through Main Street will lead to Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis, where the group will be honored by a color guard salute and welcome reception.  To learn more about the Veterans Charity Ride, visit veteranscharityride.org.

RSD Super Hooligan Moto Stampede (Sturgis Buffalo Chip)
On August 8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. the RSD Super Hooligan race, presented by Indian Motorcycle, returns for the Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede.  The night will be packed with racing, giveaways, and a performance by Eric Church. For more information, or to visit tickets, visit here.

The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off Unveil (Buffalo Chip & Indian Display on Lazelle St.)
“The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off” is a custom motorcycle competition designed to highlight non-professional builders who wrench for the passion and not the pay. After nearly three months of building, the three finalists’ custom Scout Bobber will be unveiled at the Buffalo Chip on Sunday, August 5, at 10 p.m. Following the unveil, all three builds will be on display for riders to see up close at the Indian Motorcycle display location on Lazelle St. Following the unveil, a fan vote will ensue to name the grand prize winner. Visit IndianMotorcycle.com for more information.

Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis (2130 Main Street)
Open every day and offering daily rally specials and free breakfast, Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis offers demos of any model from the full 2018 lineup. Riders can also visit the dealership to get their exclusive Indian Motorcycle Sturgis 2018 apparel.

Special Ride Opportunities
A variety of special ride opportunities will be available, including:

  • The annual Legends Ride on Monday, August 6, from Deadwood to the Buffalo Chip. Learn more or sign up at legendsride.com.
  • The annual Biker Belles Ride, presented by Indian Motorcycle, will be on Tuesday, August 7, from the Buffalo Chip to Deadwood. For more information or to sign up, visit bikerbelles.com.
  • The Carey Hart Good Ride, which raises money for Infinite Hero Foundation, is Sunday, August 5, from Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis to the Buffalo Chip. Riders can sign up by visiting goodriderally.com.                 

To track all the Sturgis excitement in real time, follow Indian Motorcycle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle 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.

 

Buffalo Chip’s New CAMP ZERO

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Camp ZeroGood Friends, Good Times at Buffalo Chip’s New CAMP ZERO

The Chip has created a place where rally-goers can create their own party and crash on the cheap just down the road from free entertainment at the CrossRoads.

A new launch site for rallying like the old days is opening across the highway from the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip this August. The Buffalo Chip’s new CAMP ZERO invites those who share a passion for rad bikes and crazy friends to come create their own fun and crash for cheap during the annual rally. The property offers free showers, tipi rentals and a rustic barn that has been converted into a bar. The location across from the Buffalo Chip Campground, offers campers convenient access to free music, bike shows and 2 buck beers at the CrossRoads, or the opportunity to pick up Buffalo Chip concert, race and event daily admission passes. CAMP ZERO will be open July 30 – Aug. 11, 2018. More information is available at CampZeroSturgis.com.

CAmp Zero“If you are curious about the early days of the rally and why so many bikers look back on them so fondly, this is your opportunity to find out,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “CAMP ZERO is a throwback to the time when you would pitch a tent or just camp under the stars with a bunch of like-minded bikers and make your own party. No frills, no commercialization, just fun.” 

Camp ZeroCAMP ZERO offers plenty of space to goof off in the dirt, pitch a tent or park a van or camper. For those who don’t have room on the back of their bike for a tent, authentic, no-frills tipis with room for six are available for rent. The 75-year-old barn creates a hangout for a party, rain or shine.

CAMP ZERO passes are available at CampZeroSturgis.com or by calling 605-347-9000.

Camp Zero

ProBEAM LED Headlamp for Road Glide 

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ProBEAM LED Headlamp for Road Glide 

Made in the USA, ProBEAM Headlamps offer the latest in engineering innovation with a modern and sleek design. Now available for 2013-Earlier Harley-Davidson Road Glide models, ProBEAM Headlamps utilize state-of-the-art, automotive grade LEDs to deliver maximum performance with enhanced visibility for both riders and other drivers. Using both high power advanced optical D lenses and projector lenses, these new ProBEAM headlamps produce an incredibly wide optical pattern, creating an ideal beam with illumination down the road as well as on either side.

Made from a heavy-duty, light-weight die-cast aluminum, the low-profile dual ProBEAM headlamps include fairing mounting plate and support bracket. These premium headlamps are available with a Chrome or True Black Finish and durable Polycarbonate Lens for long term durability. ProBEAM Headlamps are SAE and DOT Compliant and are backed by the Custom Dynamics Lifetime LED Warranty. For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer. $799.95 (pair)

DRAG PN: 2001-1834, 2001-1835

Platinum Air Suspension Mono Shock Bleed Feed Kit

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Platinum Air Suspension

Platinum Air Suspension Mono Shock Bleed Feed Kit

For 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail

Platinum Air Suspension has announced a new version of its popular ‘Bleed Feed’ air shock for the 2018 M-8 Softails. The Mono Shock Kit includes all the components necessary to convert the stock 2018 Softail vehicle into a “luxury ride with top flight handling and the ability to fully adjust the ride height.” The minimum retracted shock length is 10 7/8”, with a maximum extended shock length of 12 7/8”, resulting in a wide range of actual ride heights from “slammed” to “full handling” mode with a full 4” height range. 

For California Softails, simply remove the EPA canister from the transmission, install the canister to the Platinum Air Suspension compressor/valve box, and install the entire assembly to the back of the transmission. 

This kit covers the full range of 2018 Softail models and is backed by a one-year limited warranty on all material and manufacturing defects. Owner Mike Ferris says that “we stand behind the brand as ‘it’s all about the ride’ and value the satisfaction of our customers above all else.”

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Mike Ferris – Owner
714-871-2424
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Indian Motorcycle 200 MPH at 2018 Bonneville Speed Week

By | General News, Racing News

BonnevilleIndian Motorcycle And Lee Munro Attempting To Reach 200 MPH at 2018 Bonneville Speed Week

Legendary Land-Speed Record Holder’s Great Nephew Returns to Bonneville Salt Flats Aboard Indian Scout “Spirit of Munro”

America’s first motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle, announced today that Lee Munro, the great nephew of the legendary land-speed racer Burt Munro, will attempt to break 200 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats this August. Equipped with the Indian Motorcycle engineering team and the newly modified Indian Scout dubbed “Spirit of Munro,” Lee Munro is back and prepared to eclipse his previous official speed of 191.286 mph at the upcoming 70th annual Bonneville Speed Week.

In preparation for this year, Indian Motorcycle’s engineering team has worked on refining the Indian Scout Streamliner which will run in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350 cc class. Lee Munro’s record-breaking run of 186.681 mph at El Mirage and an official run of 191.286 mph at last year’s Speed Week has motivated the team to update the bike with modifications to the intake and minor body adjustments, to help Munro break into the exclusive 200-mph club.

“Indian Motorcycle was honored to partner with the Munro family last year and pay tribute to Burt’s incredible accomplishments and land-speed record set in 1967. We’re eager to be back on the salt flats with Lee and the ‘Sprit of Munro,’” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “Our engineering team led by Wayne Kolden and Dan Gervais have put long hours into developing a bike capable of hitting the 200-mph mark and we’re excited to watch Lee pursue this goal.  I would also like to thank our sponsors Garry Robertson of Ocean Ridge and Jerry Stinchfield of Roofing Systems for helping us get to the salt.”

Lee Munro attributes his love for speed to the bloodline he shares with his great uncle, Burt Munro, who famously set a land-speed record in 1967 aboard a 1920 Indian Scout. In 2005, Burt Munro’s legacy was immortalized with the making of the popular film, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and in 2017, Lee Munro celebrated the 50th anniversary of his great uncle’s record with a commemorative run at Bonneville Speed Week.

“My great uncle Burt is a significant inspiration for my own motorcycle racing career, and his appetite for speed is clearly a part of my DNA,” said Lee Munro. “Partnered with the exceptional team at Indian Motorcycle, I know we can make our dreams of hitting 200 mph a reality.” 

Speed Week will be held August 11-17 in Bonneville, Utah. This six-day event is created for determined riders who not only have a quest to be record holders, but also to ride at one of the most legendary locations for speed runs.

The Indian Scout “Spirit of Munro” race bike and Lee Munro’s 2018 land-speed attempts are proudly supported by Ocean Ridge and Roof Systems. For more information on Indian Motorcycle visit IndianMotorcycle.com, or follow on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle 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.

More Roads to Harley-Davidson

By | General News, New Product News
More Roads to Harley-Davidson

Matt Levatich, President and CEO, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

“More Roads to Harley-Davidson” Includes New Products in Additional Motorcycle Segments, Broader Access and Commitment to Strengthen Dealers

Press Release: To inspire even more people around the world to experience the exhilaration of riding a motorcycle, Harley-Davidson today shared details of its “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022.

In a fast-changing world with new consumer demands, these accelerated actions support Harley-Davidson’s 2027 objectives with increased focus and strategic investment to reinvigorate the U.S. business while accelerating the pace of international growth.

More Roads to Harley-Davidson

Future Custom Model
Harley-Davidson’s all-new custom motorcycle with a muscular stance, aggressive, stripped down styling and 1250cc of pure performance, is planned to be released in 2021.

“The bold actions we are announcing today leverage Harley-Davidson’s vast capabilities and competitive firepower – our excellence in product development and manufacturing, the global appeal of the brand and of course, our great dealer network,” said Matt Levatich, president and chief executive officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc. “Alongside our existing loyal riders, we will lead the next revolution of two-wheeled freedom to inspire future riders who have yet to even think about the thrill of riding.”

The result of a comprehensive, top-to-bottom assessment incorporating a “customer first” perspective, the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan includes:

  • New Products – keep current riders engaged and inspire new riders by extending heavyweight leadership and unlocking new markets and segments
  • Broader Access – meet customers where they are and how they want to engage with a multi-channel retail experience
  • Stronger Dealers – drive a performance framework to improve dealer financial strength and the Harley-Davidson customer experience

“We expect this plan will result in an engaged, expanded Harley-Davidson community with a more diverse rider base, along with industry-leading margins and cash flow,” said Levatich.

New Products
Leveraging its industry-leading design and strong manufacturing capabilities, Harley-Davidson plans to offer its most comprehensive lineup of motorcycles, competing in many of the largest and fastest growing segments with a full portfolio of motorcycles across a broad spectrum of price points, power sources, displacements, riding styles and global markets. Highlights include:

  • Extending the company’s leadership in heavyweight motorcycles by continuing to develop improved, more technologically-advanced Touring and Cruiser motorcycles that will keep existing Harley-Davidson riders engaged and riding longer.
  • Introducing a new modular 500cc to 1250cc middleweight platform of motorcycles that spans three distinct product spaces and four displacements, starting with the company’s first Adventure Touring motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, a 1250cc Custom model and a 975cc Streetfighter model, all of which are planned to launch beginning in 2020. Additional models to broaden coverage in these product spaces will follow through 2022.
  • Developing a more accessible, small-displacement (250cc to 500cc) motorcycle for Asia emerging markets through a planned strategic alliance with a manufacturer in Asia.  This new product and broader distribution is intended to fuel Harley-Davidson’s customer access and growth in India, one of the largest, fastest growing markets in the world, and other Asia markets.
  • Leading the electric motorcycle market by launching Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, in 2019 — the first in a broad, no-clutch “twist and go” portfolio of electric two-wheelers designed to establish the company as the leader in the electrification of the sport. LiveWire will be followed by additional models through 2022 to broaden the portfolio with lighter, smaller and even more accessible product options to inspire new riders with new ways to ride.

Broader Access
Harley-Davidson will advance its market delivery approach and meet today’s customer needs by:

  • Creating high-engagement customer experiences across all retail channels – including improving and expanding the company’s global digital capabilities by evolving the Harley-Davidson.com experience to integrate with and enhance the dealership retail experience for existing and new customers.
  • Establishing strategic alliances with global leading e-commerce providers to extend access to Harley-Davidson to a pool of millions of potential new customers.
  • New retail formats — including smaller, urban storefronts globally to expose the brand to urban populations and drive sales of the expanded Harley-Davidson product portfolio and expand international apparel distribution.

Stronger Dealers
Harley-Davidson’s world-class dealer network is an integral part of the company’s accelerated strategy and critical to overall success. The company will implement a performance framework to significantly enhance the strength of the dealer network and the customer experience, enabling the best-performing and most entrepreneurial dealers to drive innovation and success for themselves and Harley-Davidson — while providing the premium customer experience the brand is known for across an increasingly diverse product and customer base.

“Harley-Davidson is iconic because we’ve never been static,” said Levatich. “In moving forward, we are tapping into the spirit that drove our founders back in 1903 and every one of the employees and dealers who rose to the challenges faced along the way.  Our plan will redefine existing boundaries of our brand – reaching more customers in a way that reinforces all we stand for as a brand and as a company and we can’t wait to kick it into gear.”

Watch a video highlighting key elements of Harley-Davidson’s More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan hereRead More

Push Pin Pliers by Big Bike Parts

By | New Product News

Push PinPush Pin Pliers by Big Bike Parts

Press Release: Plastic push pin rivets are used by a broad spectrum of motorcycle and automobile manufacturers to fasten panels together. Our Research and Development department needed a way to remove push pins quickly and easily without damage, so they developed a tool to do just that. These 80 Degree Offset Push Pin Pliers by Big Bike Parts make it easy to pull push pins without damage so the anchors can be reused. Measuring 7½” long and with a 80 degree tip angle, these pliers are especially handy in hard to reach areas. The pliers are spring loaded for easy gripping and textured handles reduce hand fatigue. Built for years of service, these push pin pliers should be in every toolbox.

80 Degree Push Pin Pliers

Part # 3-120 MSRP $17.95