PM’s Popular Air Cleaners for Milwaukee-Eight

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Vintage

PM’s Popular Air Cleaners for Milwaukee-Eight 

For 2017-2018 FL

Press Release: Performance Machine’s proven line of stylish, functional air cleaners are now available for the M-8. Each of the available four PM air cleaners will fit the 2017-18 engine without sacrificing any performance or aesthetic value.  Chose from Quality Chrome™, Contrast Cut™ and Black Ops™ finishes (Super Gas available chrome and black ano only).

While the Jet and Max HP air cleaners are stand outs in the line-up, our latest air cleaner was designed with a whole lot of nostalgia in mind to satisfy those vintage beating hearts out there – dubbed the Vintage, of course. With its racing inspired induction opening, milled-out center on the face and big bolt feature (matching PM’s Vintage caliper), the Vintage makes a statement

The Super Gas air cleaner was designed with comfort and performance in mind. We’ve reduced the overall height by 5/8” to provide improved knee clearance. And, of course you can still run the Universal Air Cleaner, match your faceplate to your wheels, or chose from over 20 designs to just to throw a little more custom at your scoot.

Upgrade your Milwaukee-Eight air cleaner with the one of the industry’s premium, proven air cleaners from Performance Machine.

  • Jet, Max HP, Super Gas and Vintage Air Cleaners
  • Fits 2017-18 Milwaukee-Eight
  • Replaceable Performance Air Filters
  • CNC-Machined from Billet Aluminum
  • Internal Crankcase Breather System
  • Retail price starting at $349.95

 

For more information on PM air cleaners and other premium products, visit www.performancemachine.com.

Tour Luggage Rack For Indian

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Tour Luggage RackTour Luggage Rack For Indian

Press Release: Big Bike Parts is proud to introduce its new Tour Luggage Rack for the Indian line of motorcycle trunks.  This new rack for the Indian is available in their traditional Show Chrome Accessories Chrome or Black Satin Finish.  This generous 20’’ x 12 ½’’ luggage rack easily accommodates the largest luggage bags and comes with custom tapered mounting spacers, allowing the rack to more easily conform to the curve of the trunk.   Tour Luggage RackThese spacers are recessed to allow the rack to rest securely into the spacer, helping spread the load over the trunk lid to alleviate stress cracking.  Rubber washers under each spacer not only protect your bikes finish, but also assures a water tight fit.  The manufactures trunk specs should be viewed for loading limits.  Designed specifically for the Indian trunk, its mounting legs align with the OEM mounting points making it easy to upgrade if you already have an OEM rack installed.  Fits Springfield, Chieftain and Roadmaster 2014 – Newer.

Tour Trunk Luggage Rack MSRP $135.95

Chrome Part # 30-201

Black Part # 30-201BK

 

Big Bike Parts
800-826-2411
www.BigBikeParts.com

Kuryakyn Saddlebag Hinges For Indian

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Saddlebag HingesKuryakyn Saddlebag Hinges For Indian

Press Release: New Kuryakyn Saddlebag Hinges for Indian Motorcycle completely alter the appearance of the stock hard bags on Chieftain, Roadmaster and Springfield models. The industry’s only one-piece hinge design available for Indian hard saddlebags is constructed from durable, lightweight A380 single aluminum casting that replaces the “hockey puck”-styled hinges. Full range of motion for the lids is maintained, and features include smooth polished outer edges contrasted by a finned center panel for a clean look that complements classic Indian styling.Saddlebag Hinges

Sold in pairs, Kuryakyn Saddlebag Hinges for Indian are offered in chrome or satin black with included hardware for easy bolt-on installation on all ’14-’18 Chieftain, Springfield and Roadmaster models (except Roadmaster Classic).

• P/N 5188 – Chrome, P/N 5189 – Satin Black

  MSRP: $199.99

Matching Rings!

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RingsMatching Rings!

Press Release: Headwinds, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their new 4-1/2-inch Vector Clamp Rings for stock Harley-Davidson spotlights that match their always impressive 7-inch Vector Headlight Bezels for FLH’s. These easy-to-install, clamp rings replace the stock clamp ring, french the lamp and follow the curve of the stock spotlight for a continuous line and a stunning look. Fully machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. Available chrome or black anodized. Made by Headwinds in the USA. Contact Headwinds at 626-359-8044 or email at  headwinds@headwinds.com. See their website at  www.headwinds.com.

Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run

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CannonballThe Transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run

Press Release: Jason Sims, owner of the Motorcycle Cannonball in Sturgis, South Dakota, has announced that the historic transcontinental event scheduled for 16 days in September has its roster full and the route is set. Though held on U.S. soil, the international line up of riders from 5 continents certainly makes the 2018 run a global event.

According to Sims, this remarkable endurance ride for pre-1929 antique motorcycles will get underway in Portland, Maine on Saturday, September 8 and will include riders from around the world. With 100 entries from 32 states and 10 countries, this extraordinary event will indeed be watched world wide as motorcyclists on all marques tackle an arduous coast-to-coast route across America. From the lighthouses of Portland, Maine to the snowcapped mountains Portland, Oregon, the entire route will include less than 10-miles of interstate roadways. A week into travel, riders will have a day of rest, repairs, and some festivities in the motorcycling mecca of Sturgis, South Dakota on September 17. After a total of some 3,649 miles, the ride is slated to conclude on Sunday, September 23 in Portland, Oregon.

the line up
During the MCR event, participants will ride vintage pre-1929 motorcycles such as Henderson, Indian, Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Norton, Excelsior, BSA, Thor and others. Among the more remarkable marques will be a Brough Superior, an Ace and an American Single. A 1926 Rudge is also expected to line up in Maine, as will a Reading Standard and an Ariel. This is the fifth biannual transcontinental Cannonball, and as with runs of the past, the event is a timed test of both the rider’s endurance and the roadworthiness of their respective vintage machines as they navigate America’s back roads through some of the most scenic areas of the country. Irma gets to ride_I7D9329

“This route is going to be a challenge, we’ve never taken such a northerly route. The terrain combined with the range in ages of the bikes is going to make for an interesting run,” Sims shared. “We’ll cover some of the best riding areas in the country. It’s going to be a difficult trip and we’ll have a lot of long days and hard riding.” 

Sims said that, while he and MCR Course Master John Classen are still working out the final details, it’s clear that the second week of the event will be grueling as riders make their way along the Rockies and into the Pacific Northwest region. Throughout the run, according to Classen, the spectacular scenery will awe participants as they pilot their time machines along several picturesque national parks, monuments and museums.

The 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Run’s roster includes new riders from South Africa, New Zealand and England as well as returning rider Ciro Nisi from Italy, Harry Verkuil from Scotland and Juergen Ullerich from Germany. World traveling rider personality Doug Wothke is returning, as will Cris and Pat Simmons, Victor Boocock and several other United States riders. Southern California bike builder Shinya Kimura will also be at the starting line. He is the only rider who has navigated all five runs on the same 1915 Indian motorcycle. Each entrant has their own amazing story to tell and is anxious to tackle this year’s route through 13 states to arrive at the Grand Finish in Portland, Oregon.

Complete information about the Motorcycle Cannonball Run, including route details and some rider profiles, is available at  www.motorcyclecannonball.com.

Two Stocking Stuffers From Ciro

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Premium Phone Holder

Ciro Smartphone Holder

Securely mount your phone or GPS with a Ciro Smartphone Holder. It is designed to be quick and simple, just flip the lever to lock your smartphone into the secure rubber molded fingers. Never worry about draining your phone battery with the premium version. The Ciro Premium Smartphone Holder has a built in 1.3 amp USB plug-in so you’ll be able to charge as you ride! This is a great feature if you use navigation or listen to music from your phone. Visit www.ciro3d.com to order yours today!

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Drink and Cup Holder

Ciro Drink and Cup Holder

Ride in style and comfort with a Ciro Drink or Cup Holder. Bring virtually any can, bottle, or cup with you securely in the tough, neoprene rubber Drink Holder. Prefer a hot beverage? The new Ciro Cup Holder is a clean and classy way to carry a mug while riding. The chrome or black ring holds a 16 oz. stainless steel mug. Utilize the adjustability of the Ciro ball mounting system – see www.ciro3d.com.

14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest RESCHEDULED

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Chopperfest14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest RESCHEDULED

Hello Vendors, Builders, Artists, Partners and Sponsors, 
The Chopperfest family regrets to inform you that we must announce the postponement of The 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest scheduled to take place at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Sunday, December 10th.
The City of Ventura is devastated by the Thomas Fire that has wreaked havoc in our beloved city. In order to keep staff, residents, patrons, fire crews and first responders safe we have made this tough decision.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to greeting all of you when we resume the event on Sunday, February 4th, 2018
We would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” for your continued support for this local family owned and operated event.
A portion of proceeds from the rescheduled 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest will benefit the victims of this unfortunate natural disaster.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected. We will honor advance tickets purchased, bike show entries, and vendor fees. If you’re unable to join us on February 4, please contact me for reimbursement.
Please share this announcement, as we do not want to inconvenience anyone who is planning on attending this Sunday. 

NAMZ/Badlands Indian Front Running Light Module

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NAMZ/Badlands

Indian Front Running Light Module

Press Release: Since we were already on a roll with Indian customers, we thought to keep it going! Like all Victory Motorcycles, Indian front nor rear turn signals have the running light feature. With our Badlands ILL-IND-01 for Indian Big Twin models and our new ILL-IND-S rear, run, brake and turn signal modules, our brand new ILL-IND-FR front running light module is 100% Plug-n-Play using OEM connectors and works with any LED, even stock! Installs in minutes and adds the running light feature to front turn signals. Added visibility means added safety along with the custom look everyone is looking for. The leader in lighting modules since 1990! 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 info@namzccp.com or give us a call at 1-877-277-NAMZ for more information.

Spread Holiday Cheer with Gifts from Snap-on Tools

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Snap-onSpread Holiday Cheer with Gifts from Snap-on Tools 

Now is the perfect time to choose from one of the hundreds of items on every tech’s wish list from the 2017 Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide. With a variety of choices to fit any budget, it should be easy to find the perfect gift that clicks. Check out these highlights:

Snap-onSnap-on PL307ACF 3 Pc Pliers Set

This set includes a VectorEdge diagonal cutter made with cold forged alloyed steel, a needle nose pliers that has rounded jaw edges to minimize wire nicks and a slip joint plier with Talon Grip™ diamond serrated jaws to provide a better grip. Each piece has cushioned plastisol handles designed for comfort and leverage to reduce hand fatigue.

 

Snap-onSnap-on 112STMMY 12 Pc 1/4″ Drive 6-Point Metric Flank Drive Deep Socket Set

Snap-on sockets feature concentric, thin wall construction for improved strength and accessibility. The nickel-chrome plating helps protect against corrosion and makes them easy to wipe clean. The Innovative Flank Drive Wrenching System provides flat-to-flat contact for up to 20 percent more turning power.

Snap-onSnap-on PT850 (Red) 1/2″ Drive Air Impact

The PT850 1/2″ air impact to offers a lightweight, compact design with all the power necessary to handle everyday applications. The balanced, ergonomic design and cushion grip handle give it the perfect combination of comfort, control and durability. It wields 810 ft-lb of max torque and delivers 1,270 blows per minute.

 

Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide specials are available now through December 31, 2017 from your participating Snap-on franchisee or other sales representative. Find out more by visiting www.snapon.com or calling toll-free 877-SNAPON-4 (877-762-7664). Read More

BAKER 6-Speed Tapered Roller Bearing Kit

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BAKERFactory 6-Speed Tapered Roller Bearing Kit is now available!

Heal your Achilles heel with the BAKER Factory 6-Speed Tapered Roller Bearing Kit for 2007-up Big Twins!

The Factory 6-Speed Tapered Roller Bearing Kit is your fix for failing factory main drive gear bearings.

Double-Tapered-Main-Drive-Gear-Roller-Bearing-2Press Release: We developed the Double Tapered Main Drive Gear Roller Bearing for the new GrudgeBox. When word of this got out, we were hounded incessantly by those who were having issues with their problematic stock main drive gear bearing.

High performance engine builders and BAKER engineers have known for years that the tapered roller “Timkens” on the left side of the engine are indestructible. This fact inspired us to develop the double tapered roller bearing system for our new GrudgeBox and is available now for Stock Cruise Drive 6-speeds.

If you haven’t already, check out our website at www.bakerdrivetrain.com. Have a happy holiday season!

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DP Brakes Stainless Steel Rotors for Late Model Touring Harley Davidsons

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DP BrakesDP Brakes Announces Expansion of Stainless Steel Replacement Front Rotors for Late Model Touring Harley Davidson’s in Fall of 2017

Press Release: DP Brakes, the pioneer and longtime industry leader in sintered metal braking technology, has announced that after overwhelming success, they will be expanding their line of replacement high quality stainless steel rotors for Front Late Model Touring Harley Davidson’s in Fall of 2017.

“Since our introduction of our OEM replacement stainless steel rotors for Harley Davidson’s back in 2013, we have shown excellent interest and demand for late model Touring front fitments for 2014 onwards,” said Larry Mills, President, DP Brakes and Clutches North America. He continues, “Therefore, we felt it necessary to expand our line to cover 2014-2018 Touring Front Fitments for FLHT, FLHX, FLTRX and FLHR 2017-2018 which will now complete our rotor lineup. Part # for this application will be DP1906F (Drag Specialties part # 1710-3309). MSRP will be $158.95.

Mills adds, “All DP Rotors are designed specifically to provide the rider with improved feel, increased stopping power and an overall upgrade in braking performance”. They are produced from high quality 410 Stainless Steel, and are 100% laser cut for precise fitment. Also, they are Blanchard ground for true flatness and an attractive finish.”

Mills concluded, “We are also proud to say that all our rotors are “Made in the USA”. The combination of our industry leading sintered brake pads and these new stainless rotors will significantly improve the overall braking system of your Harley.”

For more information on the complete line-up of DP Brakes brake pads, shoes, rotors and clutch kits, contact DP Brakes North American Headquarters/Tony Mills International Inc. at 4401 Walden Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, (716) 681-8806, e-mail dpbrakestm@aol.com, or visit DP Brakes on the web at www.dp-brakes.com.

Also, check this out:

DP BrakesDP Brakes offering upgrade brakes that are QUIET and DUST FREE, for 2018 Harley’s and earlier.

DP Brakes, the pioneer and longtime industry leader in sintered metal braking technology, offers brakes that are an upgrade to original equipment for 2018 and earlier Harley Davidsons.  DP Brakes are quiet and dust free.

Larry Mills, President of DP Brakes North America, said, “Sportster’s, Dyna’s, Softail’s, FLH’s can all be equipped with DP Brakes. Our fitment list covers Harley’s dating back to the early 1970‘s. We also have added fitments for all the new Street Glide Trike’s, Street’s, Sportster’s and Softail models with new caliper’s. In addition, DP Brakes are fitted as original equipment on all Performance Machine (PM) and HHI (Hawg Halters) caliper’s. Plus, they are very popular for those dealers servicing police bikes and HD rental companies worldwide.”

According to Mills, the DP957, DP962, DP986 and DP987 are the popular DP Brakes replacements for those newer 2000 and later caliper’s.

“After extensive Dyno and highway testing, the results once again proved that DP Brake pads have shorter stopping distances and improved overall performance,” Mills added.

He concluded, “Customers will experience fade free performance under all conditions. In addition, they are quiet, dust free, and non-abusive to the rotors.”

For more information on the complete line-up of DP Brakes brake pads, shoes, rotors and clutch kits, contact DP Brakes North American Headquarters/Tony Mills International Inc. at 4401 Walden Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, (716) 681-8806, e-mail dpbrakestm@aol.com, or visit DP Brakes on the web at www.dp-brakes.com.

Kuryakyn Expands Aztec Collection For Indian Motorcycle

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Kuryakyn Expands Aztec Collection For Indian Motorcycle

Press Release: Kuryakyn is expanding its Aztec collection for Indian Motorcycle with a handful of new additions that balance bold art deco design with subdued modern styling for a clean, classic look.

The Aztec Stereo Accent and Aztec Gauge Cluster Accents are designed specifically for the restyled inner fairing on ’17-’18 Chieftain and Roadmaster models. The form-fitted accents feature an elegant grooved and beveled design that adds depth to the inner fairing’s contours, transforming the Ride Command system’s surrounding panel and recessed area around the gauge housings. Both are made from durable injection-molded ABS, and utilize automotive-grade 3M VHB for a hassle-free install.

Aztec Stereo Accent: P/N 5198 – Chrome, 5199 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$39.99

Aztec Gauge Cluster Accents: P/N 5186 – Chrome, 5187 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$49.99

The Aztec Primary Cover and Aztec Cam Cover Accent are available for all Indian models with the Thunder Stroke 111 engine as direct replacements. The Aztec Primary Cover’s two-piece, bolt-on design includes an outer cover and center medallion to replace the stock cover and adhesive-backed headdress emblem. The center medallion is sized to match Indian OEM emblems and commemorative coins intended for use with the primary cover, offering a number of customizing options. The Aztec Cam Cover Accent installs easily in place of the factory emblem. Both are cast from A380 aluminum available in chrome or satin black finishes.

Aztec Primary Cover: P/N 5705 – Chrome, 5706 – Satin Black
MARP:
$99.99

Aztec Cam Cover Accent: P/N 5724 – Chrome, 5725 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$24.99

Additional Aztec products are currently in development and slated for release soon. View the entire collection at www.kuryakyn.com/classification/310/aztec.

LED For Your Sled!

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LEDLED For Your Sled!

Press Release: Headwinds, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their all-in-one, hi-output LED bulbs for dual bulb headlamps on Road King (‘14-on), Street Glide (‘14-on), Street Glide Screaming Eagle & CVO (’12-on), V-Rod & Muscle and later Police Models. These powerful energy efficient bulbs produce whiter & brighter light than halogen, a 6,500° K color temperature and 4,000 Lumens. You may never have to replace another bulb with these solid-state LEDs that withstand shock & vibration! Now sold in pairs and easy-to-install, just plug and play! Contact Headwinds @ 626-359-8044 or  mailto:sales@headwinds.com headwinds.com.

MPP: Sheriff Revokes Gun Rights for Associating With Hells Angels

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MPPSheriff Revokes Gun Rights for Associating With Hells Angels

By David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

A recent incident in Modesto, California further evidences that law enforcement is employing a new strategy to target motorcycle clubs. The MPP has reported on the the national trend towards law enforcement attempting to disarm motorcycle club members, including those that have no criminal record, for no other reason than their association with a motorcycle club. In fact, many incidents, including the instant case in California, involve individuals that have a Carry Concealed Weapon license, which also means they have no criminal record and have undergone extensive background checks.

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Introducing The New Saddlemen Step Up LS

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SaddlemenIntroducing The New Saddlemen Step Up LS

Now Available for select new 2018 Softails from Harley Davidson

Press Release: Saddlemen’s new Step Up LS for 2018 Harley Davidson Softails was created specifically for a single purpose: create a saddle that keeps the rider in position and on the saddle under nearly all dynamic conditions. A specially designed lumbar support provides the ergonomics to keep the rider locked into place without comprising control or comfort for rider or passenger.

The Step-Up LS uses Saddlemen’s proprietary High Impact UltraFOAM. Years of research and development has led to Saddlemen’s UltraFOAM formulated to create a perfect balance of rigidity and rider compliance; both required for control and enhancing comfort. This process creates encapsulated cell structures with an element-resistant self-skinning foam that seals against moisture and the elements to enhance durability. Combined with Saddlemen’s exclusive GEL-Core™ Technology, the time spent comfortably riding increases dramatically. Gel-Core is engineered to dampen, divert, and deflect energy to create a smooth, therapeutic ride. High Impact Ultra Foam and GelCore are co-molded to reduces engine vibration by up to 50%, and direct impact forces by up to 92 %.  Why does Saddlemen use these innovative but costly materials and manufacturing process? Simple – to add hours and hours of comfortable riding time to every ride! Read More

Andrews ‘Bolt-In’ M450 Cam For 107” Engines

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AndrewsAndrews ‘Bolt-In’ M450 Cam For 107” Engines

Press Release: We’re very excited at Andrews Products about some of the long awaited technology that Harley-Davidson has introduced into their new Milwaukee- Eight engines. Liquid cooling, dual plugs and 4 valve heads with efficient combustion chamber design. All of this means higher compression ratios with less heat and higher flowing, high velocity ports that produce very good power through the entire RPM range. We can make it even better.

The Andrews ‘bolt-in’ M450 cam is perfect for 107” engines and for riders looking to add excellent low end touring power. Our testing has shown 14% increases in power with stock air cleaner and pipes and little if any tuning required.

Please visit, www.andrewsproducts.com or call 847-669-0190 for more info.

Vintage Look Makes a Statement

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Vintage Look Makes a Statement:

The Cutthroat and Cutthroat Stealth Leather Jacket

Combining top-grain leather with cool styling, the Cutthroat or Cutthroat Stealth leather jackets from Black Brand are sure to be your first choice for a new jacket this season.

“The Cutthroat Jacket is just right for high-speed fun or cruising thanks to classic café styling blended with leather that looks broken-in from day one,” says Howard Kelly, Brand Manager for Black Brand. “It has a venting system to keep you comfortable on hot days and a great quilted liner to let you extend your riding season deep into the year.”Cutthroat

CutthroatBoth styles have a vintage feel that makes it look like you’ve been wearing it for the last 10 years. They feature YKK zippers, rolled collar, functional vents and a snap-out quilted liner. Also included is a six-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects. The Cutthroat jackets are a great alternative to what everyone else is wearing, they make their own vintage statement.

CutthroatThe purchase of the Cutthroat or Cutthroat Stealth Jacket also benefits injured returning vets thanks to Black Brand’s partnership with Homes for Our Troops.

Available in men’s sizes M to 3XL, the Cutthroat Leather Jacket in brown (P/Ns BB3153 through BB3157) and Cutthroat Stealth Leather Jacket in black (P/Ns BB3143 through BB3147) retail for $300.00 and can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

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

The Waco Mistrial

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Waco MistrialWaco Mistrial: Here’s Why Bandido Jake Will Remain a Free Man

By David “Double D” Devereaux

Motorcycle Profiling Project

The first trial of Christopher Jacob Carrizal has come to an end. As an expert consultant to his defense, the MPP refrained from releasing anything related to the trial in an attempt to avoid any negative impact or potential conflicts of interest. But the trial is now over and it’s time to speak the truth.

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APEX Foot Levers for Sportster & Dyna

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APEX

Sportster-Contrast-Cut

APEX Foot Levers for Sportster & Dyna

2004-2017 XL  — 2006-2017 FXD

You Sporty and Dyna guys just hit the jackpot if youre looking to replace your stock levers.

PM took their successful APEX family design ques and engineered a set of foot levers to replace the OEM ones for a nice custom touch down below. Choose between three standard finishes of Quality Chrome, Contrast Cutand Black Ops.

APEX

Dyna-Contrast-Cut

The APEX design family consists of a handful of custom, bolt-on parts to help bring a consistent aesthetic theme to your machine. This design was inspired by the old Hot Rod tradition of lightening parts by drilling holes for top speed results – but in this case we modernized that theory to a slotted series of holes within a bevel in-cut.

  • Engineered based on PM’s popular APEX design
  • Direct replacement and quick install
  • Tacky pedal rubber for positive connection between rider and machine
  • Available in Quality Chrome, Contrast Cutand Black Ops
  • Fits 2006-2017 FXD and 2004-2017 XL

For more information on these Apex foot levers and other premium Performance Machine products, visit www.performancemachine.com.

 

Custom Dynamics Magic Strobes Brake Light Flasher

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Magic StrobesCustom Dynamics Magic Strobes RSGST Brake Light Flasher
for 2018 Softail

Press Release: Significantly increase your visibility on the road with our newest version of the Magic Strobes Brake Light Flasher for 2018 Softail Street Bob, Fat Bob, Breakout, Slim, and Fat Boy models. With a plug and play installation, riders can easily apply 10 Flash/Strobe Patterns to the rear 1157 run, brake, turn signals when converted to LED. Module offers SMART Function where Strobe/Flashing will be disabled on Turn Signals if simultaneous Braking and Turning. Includes Custom Dynamics 5-year warranty.

(2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob, Fat Bob, Breakout, Slim, and Fat Boy) $89.95

For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com

or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Ignition Switch & Saddlebag Lock Kit

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Lock KitDrag Specialties

Side Hinge Ignition Switch & Saddlebag Lock Kit

Protect your investment with a Side Hinge Ignition Switch and Saddlebag Lock Kit from Drag Specialties. This kit provides a convenient way to lock your saddlebags with the same key that is used for your ignition switch. Kit includes two chrome saddlebag locks and one chromed side hinge ignition switch that are identically keyed. Available from 94-13 FLHR models with hard saddlebags, the suggested retail price is $69.95.

http://www.dragspecialties.com/products/?productId=467971

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

Drag Specialties dealer.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

Hung Jury Forces Mistrial In First Waco Case
It’s been over two years since the bloody Twin Peaks melee in Waco, Texas, and the first trial of more than 150 of those arrested and charged has ended in a mistrial when the jury was hopelessly split on multiple counts.

Dallas Bandidos leader Jake Carrizal was charged with three criminal counts, including murder and racketeering, stemming from the May 17, 2015 brawl and gunfight with rival Cossacks members during a meeting of the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents that left nine bikers dead and 18 seriously injured, most shot by responding police.

The prosecution had hoped a conviction in this first “big test case,” considered the state’s strongest, would serve as an indicator of how solid the government’s cases might be going forward, and could be used to generate plea deals amongst the remaining 153 bikers indicted, explained A.I.M. (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) Attorney Bill Smith of Texas.  Smith, who also serves as legal counsel for the Confederations of Clubs (COC) in Texas, gave a much-anticipated update to bikers from across the U.S. during a recent National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) Regional Meeting in Oklahoma City.

Carrizal faces life in prison if found guilty, but following more than a month of testimony in proceedings that cost the Waco community over $2 million to date, the three woman, nine man jury deliberated for just under 15 hours over two days before notifying Judge Matt Johnson they were irrevocably deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict.

Judge Johnson sent the jury home on Friday, November 10, and declared a mistrial.  The State has reportedly announced they will retry the case, but at this point it is unclear if the case will be retried on the same or amended charges, or how it will affect others under indictment.

“Just by attending a regularly scheduled monthly meeting, many of these bikers lost their jobs, lost their motorcycles, lost homes, or lost custody of a child because of their arrest for engaging in criminal activity,” said Attorney Smith, “spending days, weeks or months in jail under million dollar bail bonds.”

In early 2016, several of the bikers filed a civil rights lawsuit against the District Attorney, the Chief of Police and other Waco officials, and “if acquitted, they can succeed in civil action.”

NCOM Meeting Report From OKC
“Many thanks to all that attended the NCOM Board of Directors meeting and NCOM Region 2 Conference this past weekend in Oklahoma City, and to all OK COC (Confederation of Clubs) Member Groups that worked so hard to ensure its success,” wrote NCOM board member Tiger Mike Revere, Liaison for the Oklahoma Confederation of Clubs, in his recent OKCOC Liaison Report.

“Lots of valuable information was shared that will ultimately help improve our Motorcycling Quality of Life,” Tiger Mike continues… “The seminar dealing with RICO and Biker Judicial Rights, the Texas AIM/NCOM Attorney update on the Waco Situation, and the presentation addressing profiling and police harassment of Motorcyclists were educational.  The Regional Motorcyclist Rights Forum and Multi-State COC Symposium afforded Rights Activists and Club Members from all over the Nation the opportunity to share informational updates and legislative strategy for the future.  The Regional Christian Unity Meeting featured Spiritual riding groups from many states sharing their faith and community outreach experiences.”

Revere goes on to say that, “The NCOM Board of Directors continues to be impressed with the degree of enthusiasm and involvement Region 2 Members demonstrate for being educated on critical issues.  Particular recognition goes to those that staffed the Hospitality Room, handled logistics for the hotel and transportation, and to the vendors that took part.  The Saturday Night Camaraderie Party and Dinner was a Blast!  Thanks to our OKCOC Lawyers for providing the food.  It was great to see how many riders showed up for Sunday’s OKCOC Meeting as well–the Biltmore Hotel’s Ballroom was packed with well over 400 Riders!”

He concludes with; “I deeply appreciate your passion and commitment to defending Biker Liberty, in Oklahoma and Nationwide.  Be sure to put the 33rd Annual National Coalition of Motorcyclists Convention on your Calendar.  It’s scheduled for May 8-13, 2018 in Mobile, AL at the Riverview Plaza Renaissance Hotel, and it’s going to be a great one!  The Region 2 Conference was also a Veterans’ Day celebration, and 150 bikes rode to the Oklahoma State Capitol on November 11 to take part in the ceremonies.  Thanks very much, attendees, for honoring our Armed Forces!”

Bikers Assist Disaster Victims
U.S. Defenders and the Facilitators at Camp Ironhorse have been deeply involved not only in assisting Hurricane Harvey Disaster relief efforts in Texas, but also in traveling to Puerto Rico for disaster relief aid following Hurricane Maria. “Texas Defenders and Camp Ironhorse volunteers alternate every other week delivering supplies and support equipment,” reports NCOM board member Tiger Mike Revere, Liaison for the Oklahoma Confederation of Clubs.  “Multiple agencies in our area have donated to support efforts which benefit our fellow Americans victimized by the storms and enhance a Positive Biker Image.”  A critical need continues, so anyone interested in providing any support or donations, assisting in Relief Efforts, or desiring more information can contact Monte “Stick” Keiner at: wizzardproduction@yahoo.com.

NCOM Christian Unity also continues to be very responsive in meeting Disaster Victims’ needs, as updated at the recent Region 2 Conference in Oklahoma.  “They are working with an effort led by Central Harley-Davidson out of Austin TX,” reports Revere, “and the assistance they provided is much appreciated by our awesome Motorcycling Community.”  For more information or to contribute, contact Louie Nobs, NCOM Christian Unity Liaison, at ncom.christianunity@gmail.com.

Biking Pastor Shepherds Texas Church, Site Of Massacre
Pastor Frank Pomeroy oversees the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a crazed gunman opened fire on Sunday, November 5th and slaughtered 26 people, one unborn, and injured 20 others inside the church.  “Rev. Pomeroy, a motorcycle enthusiast, also runs a ministry for bikers,” and the following information was submitted to NCOM Biker Newsbytes by Becky Cakes, recipient of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists’ 2013 NCOM Silver Spoke Award for Media.

The First Baptist Church has a YouTube Channel where it posts videos of worship services and events, and in the last sermon posted online, Rev. Pomeroy — the church’s motorcycle-riding pastor — used the imagery of a Harley-Davidson to illustrate his theme for the service, entitled “You Don’t Need Training Wheels, You Need Christ!”

Ms. Cakes continues her post; “The pastor brought his bike into church last Sunday, set it in front of the altar and used it as a metaphor.  It was safer, he said, to lean into turns on the bike, even though it felt less safe, a lesson he was trying to teach his daughter Annabelle Pomeroy, 14, on the ride there that morning, when it was only 34 degrees.

“We had a beautiful ride,” he said. “She was back there cuddled behind me, and when I pointed at the temperature gauge, I felt her snuggle in even tighter.”

Annabelle was shot and killed on Sunday.  Mr. Pomeroy and his wife, Sherri, were out of the state. …” (Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal, www.wsj.com).

U.S. Interior Dept Creates Recreation Advisory Committee
On November 7, 2017, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the creation of a Recreation Advisory Committee to help improve visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters through expanded public-private partnerships.  “We used to have a Bureau of Recreation – we’re bringing recreation back,” Zinke said, adding that “I look forward to hearing from the best and the brightest in our private sector on how to improve the public experience on our federal lands and waters by expanding access for all Americans.”

According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation generates $887 billion in economic impact and supports 7.6 million jobs across the country.  “The creation of the Recreation Advisory Committee – combined with meetings, declarations and events – is an important step in harnessing the might of the outdoor recreation economy and shows the department’s commitment to supporting its continued growth,” reports the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) in announcing the formation of the committee.

The committee will offer new opportunities for experienced and committed supporters of the Great Outdoors to collaborate with the secretary and other Interior officials on a range of issues, including expansion of world-class visitor services and infrastructure, skillful management of peak visitation, improving fee collection, incorporating new technologies and much more.

This action is the result of numerous meetings between the Department of the Interior, the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR), of which the MIC is a member, and others.

“Creation of the Recreation Advisory Committee is great news for the outdoor recreation industry,” said MIC president and CEO Tim Buche. “We are excited to work with the Department of Interior to address issues facing outdoor recreation, including trail maintenance and expanding access to public lands.”

New York To Require Motorcycle Safety Savvy Before Licensure
Those seeking a drivers license in the state of New York will soon be required to take and pass a series of Motorcycle Safety scenarios.  A7486/S2119, signed into law on October 23, 2017 by Governor Andrew Cuomo, establishes a motorcycle safety awareness component as a requirement for licensing.

Introduced by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-S Bronx), the legislation creates a “Motorcycle Safety” component to licensure, and requires “The commissioner to provide in the pre-licensing course, a mandatory component in “Motorcycle Safety” awareness education as a prerequisite for obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle.  The purpose of the component is to educate prospective licensees on the potential dangers to persons operating motorcycles on the roadway.”

So “Motorcycle Safety” will now join alcohol and drug education, “Road Rage” awareness and “Work Safety Zone Safety” as subject matters for the pre-licensing course.

Fraudulent Motorcycle Endorsement Documents In Indiana
“It has come to our attention that some Indiana residents have been caught up in a scam regarding documents necessary to obtain a motorcycle endorsement,” reports Jay Jackson of ABATE of Indiana (www.abateonline.org), which “represents all Hoosier motorcyclists and is very concerned anytime one of us is harmed.”

Although details from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) are incomplete, “it appears that someone has made copies of the state form used to issue a waiver for skills test and forged the signature of a former ABATE instructor. This unlawful act of greed casts an ugly and undeserved shadow on the instructor’s reputation, as well as that of ABATE of Indiana.”

Jackson related stories of people caught up in this situation, with some paying money for these documents or attending and “passing” makeshift classes.  If the BMV is unable to confirm that the applicant had successfully completed a legitimate rider course, “they suspend not only the motorcycle endorsement, but also the operator’s license, and in some cases the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), of the individual.”

If you have any information related to this situation, please reach out and contact the Indiana State Police, or call the ABATE office at (317) 422-8040 (Indiana residents call (800) 23-ABATE).  “We want to get to the bottom of this in hopes that it may assist those that were victimized.”

Humanity Triumphs Over Machinery
Humans have been getting their tails handed to them by computers, as artificial intelligence (A.I.) has been regularly trouncing humanity in classic games like chess, Go, and Mortal Kombat, but at least there’s one area where we still reign supreme (for now): motorcycle racing!

In a tale bearing striking resemblance to that of folk hero John Henry, the “steel-driving man” who proved his human prowess in a race against a steam-powered contraption, an A.I.-piloted motorcycle recently lost a race against a modern-day riding champion.

Renowned MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi outperformed MOTOBOT, a motorcycle-riding robot from Yamaha that controls six actuators aboard a non-modified motorcycle; steering, throttle, both brakes, clutch and gearshift.

The Yamaha MOTOBOT project began in 2015, and after three years of trials the computer has developed a much better understanding of motorcycle racing that Yamaha hopes by 2020 will “deliver new value from Yamaha to our customers.”

Quotable Quote:  “People Make Choices.  Choices Make History.” ~ facinghistory.org

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Indian Motorcycle Stage 3 Big Bore Kit

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Big Bore KitIndian Motorcycle Takes The Thunder Stroke 111 To Another Level With New 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit 

Performance Upgrade Kit Offers Increased Horsepower & Torque for Indian’s Heavyweight Lineup

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced the next evolution of its performance accessory offerings with the Thunder Stroke 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit. The Stage 3 Performance Kit is compatible for all Indian Motorcycle heavyweight models, powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine. Big Bore Kit

With the Indian 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit, riders will experience 15 percent increase of torque and a 20 percent increase in horsepower when compared to the stock Thunder Stoke 111. Priced in the U.S. at $1,999 plus installation, the new 116 Stage 3 Performance Kit will be available for order from dealers in December.

“The bagger landscape is seeing more and more emphasis on performance, with more riders looking to get on the throttle and carve corners as they would on smaller bikes, and that’s exactly what the Stage 3 Kit is about,”
said Derek Meyer, Sr. Category Manager – Indian Motorcycle Accessories. “Indian’s roots are in performance, innovation and pushing boundaries, and this 116-kit is but one of a variety of new products riders will see from us moving forward, grounded in and driven by Indian’s performance DNA.”

The 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit joins Indian’s lineup of performance upgrade kits. Indian’s Stage 1 Performance Air Cleaner and Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner creates more power and improves acceleration with added air flow, while the Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust Kit delivers a deep throaty exhaust sound in an all-in-one kit for a powerful tone. Additionally, the Stage 2 Performance Cams enhances throttle response and increases greater power across the powerband.

For more information about Indian Motorcycle and its complete line of accessories, visit IndianMotorcycle.com, and follow 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.

The Vision to See

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visionThe Vision to See

By Leticia Cline
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

Sometimes its nice to not plan, to just go wherever the road takes us and put our trust in the journey instead of our schedules. Yet any seasoned rider knows–things rarely go as planned on the road.  That’s why sometimes you just have to go at it blind, because worse than not being able to see is having no vision at all.

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Kuryakyn Introduces All-New Sculpted Dash Inserts and Sculpted Ignition Covers

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Kuryakyn Introduces All-New Sculpted Dash Inserts and Sculpted
Ignition Covers

New Kuryakyn Sculpted Dash Inserts and Ignition Switch Covers combine unique polished and textured sand-casted finishes for a distinct juxtaposed effect. All components are offered in chrome or contrasting chrome and black finishes for select Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models.

Sculpted Dash Inserts are a simple and effective way to create a custom tank console appearance at a fraction of the cost for a complete replacement. Applications for ’08-’18 Street Glide and Road Glide models without CB communications systems are constructed from durable, lightweight injection-molded ABS and replace the stock emblem. Sculpted Dash Inserts for ’08-’18 Limited, Ultra and Tri Glide models are cast from A380 aluminum with a removable ABS cover that conceals the integrated CB headset port when not in use.

• MSRP: $49.99 – $99.99

Sculpted Ignition Switch Covers are cast from A380 aluminum and install over the existing unit for a hassle-free install with no disassembly required. Styling perfectly complements the dash inserts, with a smooth polished raised center and sand-casted sloping edges for a distinctive sculpted look. Multiple fitments are available for most ’07-’18 Electra Glides, Street Glides and Trikes.

• MSRP: $49.99

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image002Arnott Suspension

The LED Pushbutton

Arnott’s handlebar mounted two button switch with digital display enables you to quickly adjust your Arnott air shocks and see the pressure value in pounds per square inch (PSI). The waterproof assembly mounts to the handlebar clutch perch and has separate buttons to inflate or deflate your system and a blue LED air pressure display.
The inflation kit comes complete with a high-impact aluminum housing finished in black type III hard anodization, which is completely sealed off from outside elements. The black switch includes an attached wiring harness pre-configured with the necessary connectors. The kit also includes a pressure transducer which attaches to the Arnott manifold, additional tubing, air line fittings, spade connectors and wire taps for connecting the unit to your ignition switch wire.

Available in Black or Chrome.

Arnott Motorcycle Suspension

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Magic Strobes Brake Light Flasher

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Brake Light FlasherMagic Strobes Brake Light Flasher

Custom Dynamics Magic Strobes Brake Light Flasher is now available for the new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic and Low Rider. With a plug and play installation, riders can easily apply 10 Flash/Strobe Patterns to the center taillight by simply spinning the dial on the module. Patterns such as the BlasterX significantly increase visibility for riders, keeping them safe on the road.

Includes Custom Dynamics 5-year warranty. $59.95

or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Magnetic Tank Screen

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Magnetic Tank ScreenMagnetic Tank Screen

Burly Brand is now offering our magnetic Tank Screen as a stand-alone product.  The Tank Screen earned its reputation as part of the Voyager Tank Tail bag, but by popular demand, we have decided to sell it on its own.  The Magnetic Tank Screen is available in the rugged Dark Oak 500gsm wet waxed UV Cotton Canvas with leather paneling and straps.  Its innovative stretch screen design will hold a vast array of smart phones, small tablets and even GPS units.  The screen will stick directly to the gas tank via padded magnets.  Magnetic View Screen-1

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Hines Wins All-Harley Pro Stock Motorcycle Final At Pomona

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Pro Stock MotorcycleHines Wins All-Harley Pro Stock Motorcycle Final At Pomona

World Champion Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Team Closes Season with a Dominating Performance

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines defeated teammate Ed Krawiec in an all-Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway for his first final round win of the 2017 season. Hines rode a Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle to reach his 48th career win and move up to second place in the final season standings.

“My side of the team went through a dry spell this season but we never stopped working,” said Hines, a five-time world champion. “This weekend my Street Rod was really hooked up and working well, and there’s nothing better than an all-Harley final. We made a statement to end the season, with the championship for Ed and the two of us racing for the last win. We let everyone know we are carrying a lot of momentum into the off-season.”

The all-Harley final came a day after Krawiec topped qualifying and won his fourth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. Krawiec led the field after qualifying his Street Rod drag bike with a 6.781-second elapsed time (ET) at 197.68 mph, and carried an insurmountable 156-point into the final Sunday elimination rounds of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Hines qualified second for the finals at Pomona with a best ET of 6.799 seconds at 197.13 mph aboard another Screamin’ Eagle team Street Rod bike.

Pro Stock MotorcycleThe Street Rod competition drag bikes are based on the Harley-Davidson Street Rod production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.

Hines and Krawiec charged through the field on Sunday to meet for the 21st time in an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle final, and for the ninth time Hines prevailed, with a 6.868-second ET to best Krawiec’s 6.930-second run. Krawiec recorded the low ET of the weekend with a 6.803-second blast in the third round on Sunday. Hines set the top Pro Stock Motorcycle speed of the weekend at 197.42 mph in Sunday’s first round.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team closes out the season with its ninth world championship and eight final-round wins in 16 events. In 2017 Krawiec won seven times in eight national event finals. Krawiec won at the U.S. Nationals on Labor Day weekend and made five of six final rounds in the Countdown playoffs, winning four times, to secure his championship. He was the top qualifier at five races and went 41-9 in elimination rounds. Since joining the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team in 2008, Krawiec has not finished lower than third in the standings and has 43 career victories, third-most behind Andrew Hines (48) and the late Dave Schultz (45).

Hines’s Pomona win keeps alive his streak of 14 consecutive seasons with at least one victory.

Following the final event of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Krawiec topped the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with 2,783 points. Hines finished in second place with 2,614 points.

image001About 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.

Brass and Aluminum Gas Caps

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Gas CapsAffordable Brass and Aluminum Gas Caps for Harley-Davidsons, Made in the USA

Now, in addition to their popular Competition and Spinner custom gas caps for Harleys, Lowbrow Customs has three new gas cap designs available in both brass or aluminum for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

lowbrow-customs-gas-cap-on-bike-2The Domed, Dished and Banded style gas caps are precision-machined out of solid aluminum ($39.95) or brass ($59.95) and paired with an injection molded base and gasket that fit 1996 & later Harley-Davidson Big Twin and Sportster motorcycles as well as most custom gas tanks. At 2-1/2″ diameter, these vented gas caps are slightly smaller diameter than a stock H-D gas cap for that custom look and feature a knurled band for easy tightening and removal, with or without your gloves on. Swapping out your gas cap takes only a minute, yet changes the look and style of your bike instantly.

Lowbrow Customs’ Gas Caps can be ordered by phone at 1-855-456-9276 or by visiting www.lowbrowcustoms.com. All of the 7,100+ motorcycle parts and accessories at Lowbrow Customs are in-stock, on the shelf and shipping out daily, world-wide.

Limited Edition Burt Munro Watch

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Lead_image_CliftonClub_Indian_BurtMunro_LimitedEditionBaume & Mercier Limited Edition Burt Munro Watch

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

In partnership with the Swiss watchmaker, Baume & Mercier, a limited edition watch has been created in celebration of the speed hero and brand’s collaboration.  Today, The Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Indian, Burt Munro Tribute was unveiled for the very first time at EICMA 2017 and is available online for pre-sale.

Recognizing the year Munro set his iconic land speed record, the watch will be limited to just 1,967 pieces. The limited-edition timepiece features a number of special details designed to commemorate the extraordinary achievement of Burt Munro, including:

  • Munro’s lucky number 35 in the chronograph seconds counter
  • Calfskin strap in deep vermillion red identified with Indian Motorcycle as well as the color of the Munro’s Scout Streamliner
  • Silver dial sandblasted to mimic the surface of the Bonneville Salt Flats
  • The counterbalance of the seconds hand features the Indian Motorcycle “I” script logo
  • The 44mm stainless steel case has a tachymeter scale on the bezel, which features Munro’s record of 184 mph
  • On the back, the famous Indian Motorcycle headdress logo is engraved, as well as that watch’s number within the 1,967 limited inventoryBurt Munro

The Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Munro Limited Edition watch is available for pre-order now for delivery in April 2018. MSRP is $3,750. Visit www.baume-et-mercier.com for more information.

Kuryakyn Saddlebag Cooler & Saddlebag Organizers

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SaddlebagKuryakyn Saddlebag Cooler & Saddlebag Organizers

Kuryakyn adds to its growing luggage offerings with two all-new storage solutions that keep saddlebag contents organized, easily accessible and ice cold.

Saddlebag Cooler, P/N 5202 Saddlebag
When riding temps push triple digits, Kuryakyn’s Saddlebag Cooler keeps your favorite fluids frosty and at the ready. Sized to fit virtually any OEM hard bags, the cooler holds up to a 12-pack of bottles or 18-pack of cans plus ice. Outer construction features durable UV-rated 1200-denier polyester with a wide zippered opening for easy access. A sealed TPU-coated nylon liner with high-density insulation delivers extremely long-lasting cold storage capabilities, keeping moisture in the cooler rather than the bottom of your saddlebags. Side-mounted carrying handles and a removable/adjustable shoulder strap offer convenient portability off the bike, and the included bottle opener never leaves you hanging.

  • DIMS: 17.5” long x 6” wide x 9” tall
  • Sold individually
  • MSRP: $59.99


Internal Saddlebag Organizers, P/N 5287

The Internal Saddlebag Organizers eliminate fumbling through the abyss to find tools, phones, or whatever else inevitably ends up at the bottom. Made from UV-rated 1200-denier polyester, features include an expandable pouch for larger items, a zippered compartment and slip pockets to keep small items like key fobs or registration papers secure, plus elastic MOLLE modular attachment points for tools, knives and more. These handy organizers are designed to mount on the inner front panel of Harley-Davidson hard bags using automotive-grade 3M VHB adhesive tape, and can also be used on other OEM saddlebags with a depth greater than 11 inches.

  • DIMS: 7” wide x 11” tall
  • Sold in pairs
  • MSRP: $49.99

Scout FTR1200 Custom Unveil

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FTR1200Indian Motorcycle Honors Flat Track “Wrecking Crew” at EICMA with Scout FTR1200 Custom Unveil

Scout FTR1200 Custom to go on World Tour to Expand Indian Motorcycle’s Reach to New Audiences

[EICMA Show, Milan] Indian Motorcycle today recognized its championship-winning American Flat Track race team, the Wrecking Crew, with a custom-built Scout FTR1200 street bike. 

The Scout FTR1200 Custom takes inspiration from the Scout FTR750’s purpose-built flat track race bike that Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” piloted throughout a dominating championship season in the 2017 American Flat Track Series. Built in partnership with Indian’s race team, the one-off custom houses the Scout’s street-legal 1133cc V-Twin engine.

As well as honoring Indian’s race team of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, the Scout FTR1200 Custom serves as an exploration of how Indian could expand brand perception around the world, with exciting new offerings that are relevant to a wider-ranging consumer set.

FTR1200Out of the 18 flat track races that took place in 2017, the Indian Wrecking Crew took 37 of the 54 podium positions available, including six podium sweeps and 14 race wins, bringing Indian the manufacturer’s title and Mees his fifth AMA Grand National Championship.

Not only that, Mees, Smith and Baker swept the 2017 AFT Championship – placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Mees tallied 10 wins out of 18 races and set a new single-season record of 17 finishes on the podium, while Smith was on the podium nine times, with four wins, three runner-ups and two third-place finishes. Baker tallied 10 podiums, despite being out with an injury and unable to compete in the final two races. He earned five runner-ups and five third-place finishes.
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New Harley-Davidson Sport Glide

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Sport Glide

New Harley-Davidson Sport Glide Melds Street-Carving Agility With Long-Haul Capability

All-New Softail Chassis and Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine Deliver a Dynamic Riding Experience

Press Release: The new Harley-Davidson Sport Glide motorcycle is a quick-change artist, an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring , cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide owns the curb on bike night and is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs.

Sport Glide

The ninth model based on the all-new Harley-Davidson Softail platform and the latest in a line of 100 high-impact motorcycles the company plans to introduce by 2027, the Sport Glide presents an engaging combination of technology and style. Designed to be lightweight and stiff, the new Softail chassis delivers agility and performance that will exceed the expectations of the most demanding cruiser riders, while the rigid-mounted Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin powertrain pumps out a mountain of torque for outstanding acceleration and passing power.

“The Sport Glide offers the thrilling dynamic capability of the new Softail platform with features that make it suited for both commuting and light touring,” said Dave Latz, senior product planning manager at Harley-Davidson. “Its factory-custom design speaks to modern performance and contemporary style.”

The new fairing is shaped to deflect wind away from the rider’s chest while leaving the rider’s head in a clean stream of air. The fairing is secured to the fork tubes with quick-release clamps, making removal or installation fast and easy.

“The Sport Glide presents the broad influence of Harley-Davidson design in a very contemporary way,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling & Design. “In the new fairing, for example, you can see the influence of the iconic batwing fairing from Harley Touring models, but it’s been trimmed back to create a more compact, sporty shape.”

Riders seeking even more wind protection can exchange the standard 1.5-inch-high windshield for a 5.5-inch Light Smoke Windshield available from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. Read More

The Annual Joshua Tree Babes Ride Out

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BabesThe Annual Joshua Tree Babes Ride Out

By Alicia Mariah Elfving
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

As a motorcyclist, it’s more than likely you’ve heard of Babes Ride Out. Women want to go, or have gone and loved it… men wish they could come to the party and live vicariously through photos and video. Let me begin by saying… it’s actually not as fun as it looks–it’s far better!

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The Wizard 12 Big Throw Mini

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Big Throw MiniThe Wizard 12 Big Throw Mini

Wizards Products introduces The Wizard 12 Big Throw Mini, a 12 mm throw DA (dual action) orbital polisher, designed for use with 3” and 4” faced pads. A perfect companion to The Wizard 21 Big Throw Polisher, now more detail is available in tight areas and style lines where the 6” pads won’t allow full access. The Big Throw Mini is much faster than traditional smaller orbitals because of its larger 12 mm orbit; also safer to use than a rotary polisher that can burn quickly if user is not experienced. The Wizard 12 Big Throw Mini is perfect for the professional body shop, detailer and DIY Motorcycle enthusiasts for easily removing swirls, buffer marks and imperfections with minimal skill or effort, and without leaving nasty swirl marks or holograms. Features include: 12 mm orbit, soft start/locking trigger, 2,500 – 5,500 OPM with constant speed control, supported with speed dial 1-6 adjustment and a 5 meter (16’5”) rubber cord. Unit is supplied with a 3” backing plate that operates well with 3” or Wizards 4” faced pads, both included in the (recommended/optional) SSR12 Kit (Scratch and Swirl Removal Kit) part number: 99123.

The Wizard 12 Big Throw Mini PolisherBig Throw Mini

  1. Model: DAPM12
  2. Large 12 mm orbit
  3. Low profile design
  4. High Performance
  5. Soft/Safe start
  6. Speed control 1-6
  7. 2,500 – 5,500 OPM
  8. 16’5” rubber cord

For more information about this or any other WIZARDS® products, please visit www.WizardsProducts.com or call 763-497-5155.

Classic Louvered Air Cleaner

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Louvered Air CleanerThe Classic Louvered Air Cleaner Makes Transition From Hot Rods to Motorcycles

The popular Louvered Air Cleaner has traditionally graced hot rods using Holley 94’s and Stromberg 97 carburetors, but with the new backing plates made by Lowbrow Customs, you can install and run one of these inexpensive, cool air cleaners on your Harley-Davidson with ease.

Louvered Air CleanerLouvered Air Cleaner kits come complete with a washable paper filter, stainless steel, allen-head hardware and mounting gasket. They are available for CV carburetors and EFI Throttle Bodies, as found on Harley-Davidson Sportsters from 1991-2015, Big Twins 1993-2006, and FXD Dyna from 2004-2015. A kit is also available for S&S Super E and G Carburetors. The USA-made backing plates are 1/4 inch thick steel, powdercoated black. This well engineered kit contains everything you need and installs in minutes. The Louvered Air Cleaner Install Video has step-by-step instructions on installing this kit on a Sportster, including a list of all tools needed.

Lowbrow Customs’ Louvered Air Cleaners are $42.95 for the entire kit and can be ordered by phone at 1-855-456-9276 or by visiting www.lowbrowcustoms.com. All of the 7,100+ motorcycle parts and accessories at Lowbrow Customs are in-stock, on the shelf and shipping out daily, world-wide.

Twin Power EFI Service Components

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ServiceTwin Power Introduces New Line of EFI Service Components

Press Release: Twin Power is proud to introduce a new line of service parts to properly maintain Harley-Davidson models equipped with Electronic Fuel Injection. The new assortment includes: fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulators, check valves, EFI fuel lines, fuel pump door seals, map sensors, throttle position sensors, coolant temperature sensors, idle air controls, fuel filter kits and replacement pump to filter fuel hoses.

“These components are O.E.M.-style replacement parts offered at very competitive prices. They offer a high-quality alternative to the factory parts for the enthusiast or aftermarket shops,” says James Simonelli, Twin Power Brand Manager.

ServiceThe fuel injectors (P/Ns 422627 through 422631) are suitable for stock or racing applications, offering a fast pulse response and optimum fuel atomization. They are small in dimension and lightweight with a stainless steel body, fuel-resistant plastic connector and multi-hole spray shaping. The injectors retail for $89.75.

ServiceTwin Power fuel filter kits (P/Ns 484238 through 484241) come with all the necessary parts required for installation on your bike. They meet or exceed O.E.M. specification and ensure top performance when replaced periodically. These filters retail for $11.89 to $30.89.

ServiceThe fuel pump door seals (P/Ns 046167 through 046176) meet or exceed O.E.M specifications, are sold individually and are available for Big Twin and XL Models. The fuel pump door seals retail for $6.50 to $21.50.

ServiceThe fuel pressure regulators (P/Ns 422626, 484236 and 484237, retail $27.99 to $36.99), check valves (P/Ns 484230 through 484235, retail $25.09 to $29.59), EFI fuel lines (P/Ns 484226 through 484229, retail $39.09 to $43.69), map sensor (P/N 422622, retail $32.99) , throttle position sensor (P/N 422623, retail $49.99), coolant temperature sensor (P/N 422624, retail $17.99), idle air control (P/N 422625, retail $29.95) and replacement pump to filter fuel hose (P/Ns 484242, retail $6.09) are high-quality O.E.M.-style replacement parts for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

The new line of service parts is available exclusively from Twin Power and can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

Run-Brake-Turn Signal Lighting Module For Indian Scout

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ModuleRun-Brake-Turn Signal Lighting Module For Indian Scout

Press Release: We heard about Indian Scout owners not feeling the love from us so we decided to shed some light on the subject. Literally. NAMZ is happy to announce the release of our Badlands Indian Scout RUN-BRAKE-TURN signal module. Our module comes complete with a new rear fender harness allowing you to attach any taillight or RED turn signals. Once connected, the module will allow rear signals to be running lights, flash bright for turn signals and bright when the brake is applied. Added visibility means added safety along with the custom look everyone is looking for.

The leader in lighting modules since 1990. 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 info@namzccp.com or give us a call at 1-877-277-NAMZ for more information.

NAMZ Custom Cycle Products, Inc.
Badlands Motorcycle Products

Ciro Cipher Air Cleaner

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CiroCiro Cipher Air Cleaner

The Cipher Air Cleaner has a unique, exotic and clean style that beautifully accents your engine. Designed exclusively for Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles, the low profile design dramatically maximizes leg clearance. The customizable front blades allow for a wide variety of four different styles. Ciro’s own ultra flow filter produces a massive 45% increase in airflow over a 2014 OEM air filter. The innovative design also incorporates the OEM style crankcase breather.35102_Cipher Air Cleaner

The Ciro Cipher Air Cleaner is available for ‘08-’16 Harley-Davidson Touring models.

  • 35101 Cipher Air Cleaner, Chrome Body/Silver Brushed Blades $299.95
  • 35102 Cipher Air Cleaner, Black Body/Black Carbon Fiber Blades $389.95
  • 35103 Cipher Air Cleaner, Chrome Body/Black Brushed Blades $299.95
  • 35104 Cipher Air Cleaner, Black Body/Chrome Blades $299.95

See www.ciro3d.com for all of the options.

Contact Ciro at (715) 808-0027.

Krawiec On Verge Of Fourth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

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KrawiecWin In Las Vegas Puts Krawiec On Verge Of Fourth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

Harley-Davidson Street Rod Takes Krawiec to Seventh Win of the Season

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec took a big step closer to securing the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a final-round win at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Krawiec can clinch his fourth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship by qualifying for the elimination rounds at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. on Nov. 8.

Riding a thundering Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle, Krawiec has now won four of five 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoff events and will hold a 150-point lead when qualifying begins for Pomona.

“I told my guys this weekend we just need to stay focused and get through the race,” said Krawiec. “We capitalized on every round and came out further ahead from where we started. The team put me on a great Harley-Davidson Street Rod today. All I had to do was stay on top of it.”

KrawiecKrawiec was the top qualifier at Las Vegas with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.936 seconds at 191.76 mph, the 37th time he has topped with qualifying list in his career. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines, also on a Harley-Davidson Street Rod drag bike, qualified fourth at 6.955 seconds and 193.82 mph.

The team’s Street Rod competition drag bikes are based on the Harley-Davidson Street Rod production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.

Racing before a sold-out crowd on Sunday, Hines scored a win in the first round of eliminations but lost in round two. Krawiec used consistent reaction times and the strong performance of his well-sorted Street Rod to advance through the field and score his seventh win in eight final-round appearances during the 2017 season, and his third win at Las Vegas. Krawiec also posted the top Pro Stock Motorcycle speed of the event at 194.24 mph. With the 43rd Pro Stock Motorcycle win of his career Krawiec moved into third place on the career wins list behind the late Dave Schultz (45 wins) and Hines (47 wins).

After five of six rounds in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with 2,628 points. Hines is in third place with 2,427 points.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team will close out the 2017 season on November 8-11 at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif.

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.

 

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

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Quail Motorcycle GatheringTickets Now on Sale for 2018 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Press Release: Tickets are now on sale for the 10th Anniversary of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, presented by GEICO Motorcycle. Set for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Quail Lodge & Golf Club, this celebration of all things motorcycling will feature an expansive selection of the finest and rarest vintage, modern and custom motorcycles.

Tickets are now on sale at www.quaillodgetickets.com, and if you purchase by December 31, 2017 using promo code QL18HOLIDAY you can receive $10 off of all tickets! Continuing this year is the Quail VIP ticket, which includes special parking, early access, hosted bar, gourmet small bites, and private lounge seating with prime viewing of all stage activities. Quail VIP tickets are limited in availability, so don’t wait to get the ultimate experience!

Quail Motorcycle GatheringThe weekend’s activities kick off on Friday, May 4th as 100 motorcyclists weave their way throughout the Monterey Peninsula on the SOLD OUT event The Quail Ride. Then on Saturday, May 5th, attendees will gather on the Quail Lodge lawn for the 10th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Those interested in displaying a motorcycle on the lawn should fill out the application form HERE. This year’s featured classes include: Cafe Racers, Electric Motorcycles, and the Arlen Ness Private Collection.

A limited number of rooms are available at Quail Lodge and are expected to book quickly. Rooms and rates are based on availability at the time of booking and cannot be guaranteed, and a two-night minimum stay is required. For more information and to make your reservation visit quaillodge.com. Please use the GROUP CODE: 69498 to book your room.

Companies interested in event sponsorship or advertising in The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2018 Program should contact April Morris, Sponsorship Sales & Logistics Manager by phone at 1 (831) 620-8835 or by email at aprilmorris@quaillodge.com.

Inaugural Moto Beach Classic

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Moto Beach Classic Event PosterThe Inaugural Moto Beach Classic At Bolsa Chica State Beach Brought To You By Roland Sands & Friends

The inaugural Moto Beach Classic started out as a wild idea and developed into a Southern California cultural explosion. The one-day festival brought together Super Hooligan street bike flat track racing, drag and mini bike racing, No Limit stunt shows, surf comps, art, music, food, custom motorcycles and of course, the love for two wheels. From sunup to sundown, SeaLegs at the Beach in Bolsa Chica was at capacity and filled with lovers of all types of creativity and counterculture. At any given moment, engines could be heard on the purpose-built hooligan flat track while waves were crashing as some of the West Coast’s best surfers competed for bragging rights in the WCBR Surf Competition. Live music from talented bands such as Black Uhuru, Unwritten Law, and Lit performed until the doors closed on what many thought was one of the most entertaining and authentic moto events to hit the coast of California in years.

At the core of the festival were the race pits, with over 120 hooligans, veterans and professional racers from across the nation orchestrated into a compact carnival. With over 40 Super Hooligan racers signed up, the points series finale of the Roland Sands & Indian Motorcycle Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC) was primed to be one of the most exciting race events held in recent years. The ultimate prize, an Indian FTR750 was up for grabs to the SHNC Series Champion. Super Hooligan was not the only race on deck. The BMW Boxer Cup Challenge had a host of talented riders, and the Law Tigers Mini Moto Race brought out its fair share of characters. The Moto Beach Classic provided entertainment for everyone.

The Architects of Inspiration was one of the centerpieces of the Moto Beach Classic event with a curated collection of unique installations inspired by surf and motorculture. Initially structured to solely be an art collective and bike show, the Architects of Inspiration grew to be a larger platform that included more creatives, such as live muralist painters, local music gurus, as well as international builders. The vendor village expanded from asphalt to sand with industry leading manufactures, local dealerships and iconic style makers. This eclectic grouping of large companies and individual shops lent to a high energy atmosphere where attendees could enjoy a cold beer at the Pacifico Airstream or opt for a spiked drink served up at the Red Bull Energy bar. It truly was a feast for the eyes and ears, surrounded by breaking tides and the vibrations of motorcycle racing and great music. Read the full story HERE.

 

2017 Super Hooligan National Championship Winner

RSD Super Hooligan by Indian Motorcycle Bolsa Banzai Winner

  • #214 Frankie Garcia (Won contingency prizes from Indian Motorcycle, Dunlop Tires & Bell Helmets)

RSD Super Hooligan Sponsor Awards/Prizes

  • Dunlop Dash for Cash – #86 Mikey Virus
  • K&N Holeshost – #86 Mikey Virus
  • Motul Cleanest Bike – Smokey Elford

BMW Boxer Cup Challenge Winner

Frankie Garcia (Won a Baume & Mercier custom engraved Clifton Club Watch, Custom Bell Helmets)

Flat Track Race Winners

  • Open Pro – #98 Kayl Kolkman (Won a Baume & Mercier Clifton Club watch)
  • Run What Ya Brung – Shawn “Mad Dog” McConnell (Won a custom FMF Trophy)
  • Cycle Zombies Degenerate Choppers – #79 Rob Bush (Won a custom FMF Trophy)
  • Born Free Tank Shift – #3x Scott Jones (Won a custom FMF Trophy)
  • VonZipper Vintage – #262 Craig Bouman (Won a custom AJS Moto Trophy)

Law Tigers Mini Moto Race Winners

  • Mini Moto 65gp – Ichi Horiba (Won a custom FMF Trophy)
  • Mini Moto Unlimited – Michael Henao (Won a custom FMF Trophy)
  • Mini Moto Street 125 – Chris Corum (Won a custom FMF Trophy)

WCBR Surf Competition Winner 

  • Huntington Board Riders

Polaris Reports 2017 Third Quarter Results

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PolarisPolaris Reports 2017 Third Quarter Results

Highlights:

  • Sales for the third quarter of 2017 increased 25% to a record $1,478.7 million; adjusted sales were $1,480.3 million, up 25%, about half from organic growth
    Third quarter 2017 reported net income was $1.28 per diluted share; adjusted net income for the same period was $1.46 per diluted share, ahead of expectations and up 192% over the prior year
  • Polaris North American unit retail sales were up 13 percent with ORV retail sales up mid-teens percent and Indian Motorcycles unit retail sales up 16 percent.  Retail sales were also up modestly versus the 2015 third quarter
  • Total dealer inventory was down 7% year-over-year; ORV dealer inventory was down 12%
  • Third quarter gross profit margin was 24.6%, up 261 basis points over prior year.  Adjusted gross profit margin was 25.5%, up 351 basis points versus last year primarily due to positive product mix, increased VIP savings and lower warranty costs
  • Polaris is raising full year sales and earnings per share guidance.  Adjusted net income is expected to be in the range of $4.75 to $4.85 per diluted share with adjusted sales for the full year 2017 expected in the range of up 18% to 19%

“Our emphatic return to profitable growth in the third quarter was a testament to the power of the Polaris brand, the strength of our dealer network and the competitive drive of the Polaris team. During the quarter, strong retail growth in both North America and nearly all of our International markets drove record sales and highlighted our ongoing product innovation, improving product quality and sharpened execution. We delivered North American unit retail sales growth of 13 percent and overall Company sales growth of 25 percent, about half of which was organic, while lowering North American dealer inventory seven percent year-over-year.  Results were strong throughout our portfolio, led by Indian Motorcycles’ exceptional performance as they accelerated share gains and outpaced a declining North American motorcycle market while also delivering strong growth in Europe, Australia and Asia.  I am particularly proud of the improved performance from our Off-Road Vehicle business, which was fueled by a well-planned and executed Factory Authorized Clearance sale and the strong reception of our model year 2018 introductions.  Encouragingly, RZR retail sales were especially strong in the quarter, and we had our best ATV retail quarter in two years. Delivering such strong results, while also launching the all new RANGER XP 1000, the best utility side-by-side ever built, is a fitting way for Matt Homan to wrap up his influential 15 year run with Polaris. I want to thank Matt for his significant contribution and wish him continued success in his career.  Welcoming Chris Musso earlier this month was also a major victory and we are excited to have him grab the reins of our industry-leading ORV business,” commented Scott Wine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Industries.

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

First Twin Peaks Case Goes To Trial In Waco
Following more than two years of examining trials, hearings, motions to recuse judges and to disqualify prosecutors, appeals court rulings and a host of speedy trial demands, the first case in the Twin Peaks melee has finally gone to trial in Waco, Texas.

Jacob Carrizal, President of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, appears before Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court on charges of directing the activities of a criminal street gang and two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity.

Carrizal is the first to stand trial of the 154 bikers indicted in the Twin Peaks shootout that left nine bikers dead and dozens injured while attending a Saturday, May 17, 2015 meeting of the Coalition of Clubs and Independents, an affiliation of motorcycle groups.

Many questions will hopefully be answered, at long last, including how much of the bloodshed was due to a biker turf war and how much resulted from law enforcement actions.

Authorities tightened security measures around the McLennan County Courthouse, including a metal fence around the 115-year old building, and black curtains over the windows, while attorneys have whittled down a jury pool from nearly 150 prospective jurists to 11 men and three women, with two serving as alternates.

“Lowest Figures On Record” For U.K. Motorcycle Fatalities
In a promising message for motorcyclists, statistics recently released by England’s Department for Transport (DfT) show that U.K. motorcycle deaths are down by 13%, the lowest figure since records began in 2006, despite an overall increase in motorcycle traffic last year and amidst the highest total of overall road deaths since 2011.

In fact, statistics from the DfT’s “Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2016 annual report” reveal that motorcyclists were the only road user to see a decrease in fatalities from 2015-16, even though they rode 2% more to cover 2.8 billion miles.

AAA Claims Baby Boomers At Higher Risk On A Bike
A new report from AAA claims that the baby boomer generation that made motorcycles cool are now more likely to sustain life-threatening or fatal injuries in a crash than younger riders.

The organization, analyzing federal crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), says older riders make up a disproportionate number of motorcycle fatalities. The mortality rate for riders who are 60 or older is more than four times the overall increase in motorcycle deaths for 2015-16, says AAA, with motorcycle fatalities rising 5.1% while deaths among older baby boomers increased 22%.

Important to note, the increase in overall motorcycle fatalities is partially the byproduct of a corresponding rise in the number of motorcycles on the road, increasing to 8.6 million motorcycles in 2015 compared with 8.4 million in 2014, according to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data cited by the organization.

Life Sentences Proposed For Killer Drivers
U.K. drivers or riders convicted of causing death by dangerous driving could face life imprisonment if new Government proposals are adopted to increase maximum penalties.

The move follows a public consultation in which 70% of respondents believed that the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving should be increased to life — the top penalty that British law offers.

Under the same proposal, the crime of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will also be increased to life.  Currently, both offenses carry a maximum term of 14 years imprisonment, while the average sentence imposed is four years.

The Government also proposes the creation of a new offense of causing serious injury by careless driving, with a prison sentence up to five years, a measure supported by 90% of those surveyed.

The punishment for cases that involve mobile phones, street racing or speeding would carry a sentence equivalent to manslaughter.

The Future Of The Engine In Question
Some world governments are already acting to curtail or eliminate gasoline-powered engines, and now the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has announced that he is also considering ways to ban the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines.

During a recent public meeting on U.S. Climate Alliance in New York, Brown stated; “We’re doing something in the face of inaction.”

“Eventually, Washington will join with us, because you can’t deny science forever, you can’t deny reality.  And the reality is climate change is occurring.”

With a zero-emissions mandate currently in place, California is one of the U.S. states that is fully committed to carrying out the objectives of the Paris Agreement — which is an ambitious project from the United Nations aiming to tackle the problems caused global climate change.

Gov. Brown’s announcement follows a similar diktat from the British and French Governments, reflecting plans to move to electrically-powered vehicles within the next few decades.

Self-Driving Cars Closer To Home
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bipartisan bill called the SELF-DRIVE act, the first of its kind to drive the unmanned market forward by putting federal regulators in charge and barring states from blocking autonomous vehicles or setting performance standards.

This legislation would supersede state-by-state rules, making it possible for autonomous testing to proceed on a level playing field across the U.S.

If it becomes law (which still requires it to pass the Senate), then it would make it possible for companies working on self-driving to field a lot more vehicles per year – as many as 100,000 autonomous test cars annually, in fact.

The proposal would make it possible for car companies such as Ford, GM and others to bypass certain safety standards that currently apply to human piloted cars, including equipment and controls.

The Senate has also been working on its own self-driving bill, which may cover trucking as well.

California Measure Will Ensure Traffic Lights Detect Cycles
Two-wheelers will be detected by all newly installed and replacement traffic signals throughout California, as recently passed Senate Bill 672 will “ensure that local transportation agencies will replace current traffic-actuated signals during the course of regular maintenance and upgrade cycles to adopt motorcycle-and bicycle-sensitive signals.”

Existing law due to sunset provides that, in due course of maintaining or replacing traffic control devices, local governments ensure that the systems are set at a level to that can detect cyclists and motorcycles, thus this bill indefinitely extends these provisions without a specific mandate from Sacramento.

“Since I authored the original law ten years ago, this common sense measure has proven to be effective at making our roads safer,” said Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield).

Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 3, 2017, SB 672 specifies that “Upon the first placement of a traffic-actuated signal or replacement of the loop detector of a traffic-actuated signal [responding to the presence of traffic detected by mechanical, visual, electrical, or other means], the traffic-actuated signal shall, to the extent feasible and in conformance with professional traffic engineering practice, be installed and maintained so as to detect lawful bicycle or motorcycle traffic on the roadway.”

Advanced by ABATE of California, the motorcycle rights organization says of the legislation; “Thanks to Governor Brown for signing this permanent extension,” stated Chairman of the Board Glenn Phillips, adding that “With over a Million Motorcyclists in our state, this legislation is imperative to protect riders on California roads.”

New York Measure Would Ban Children From Riding
Assembly Bill 8700 would prohibit children under the age of twelve from riding on a motorcycle.  Introduced by Assemblymember Aileen M. Gunther (D-Dist.100), the bill states; “No person shall operate or ride a motorcycle on a public highway, road or street in this state with a child under the age of twelve on such motorcycle.”

A8700 has been referred to the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Help “Lemon Law” Pass For Riders In Pennsylvania
ABATE of Pennsylvania has issued a Legislative Call To Action regarding House Bill 74, a bill introduced by Representative Pam Snyder that would include motorcycles in the current PA Automobile Lemon Law. HB 74 was introduced and referred to the House Consumer Affairs Committee.  On June 12 the House Consumer Affairs Committee approved HB 74, and the measure is now facing consideration by the full House.

“Contact House of Representative members and ask them to support HB 74 to include motorcycles in the state’s “Automobile Lemon Law,” urges the state office of ABATE of PA.  “You can call them, email them or visit them.  But you have to do something if we are to have success in having HB 74 pass the House and be sent to the Senate for their consideration.”

Motorcycle Thefts Are On The Rise
The annual theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows bike thefts rose 2% nationally across the U.S. in 2016, with a total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen, up from 45,555 in 2015.

For the second year in a row, California is the top state for stolen bikes, where 7,506 motorcycles were reported taken — compared with 4,482 stolen in Florida and 3,692 in Texas, the next most troublesome territories.  Vermont had only 24 motorcycle thefts in 2016, the least amount of all the states.

New York was the most-plagued city, followed by San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, while Los Angeles County was the top county.

The NICB study reveals that the bulk of motorcycle thefts predictably occur during the summer months, when more bikes are on the street.  August was the top month, when almost twice as many motorcycles disappeared than in December or January.

Some bikes are more popular targets than others or are simply easier to steal, and a disproportionate number are Japanese models top the theft list: Honda (9052 thefts), Yamaha (7,723), Suzuki (6,229), Kawasaki (5,221), Harley-Davidson (4,963)

The recovery rate for stolen bikes isn’t encouraging, according to the NICB report, with only 17,463 of the 46,467 motorcycles reported stolen in 2016 being returned to their owners, about a 40% nationwide rate of recovery. The recovery rate in Hawaii was highest at 94%, while the New York rate, at 19%, was the lowest in the nation.

By brand, Honda owners had about twice as good a chance of getting their bikes back than owners of Ducatis, which had only a 29% chance of coming home.

On a more positive note, bike thievery is down considerably — about 30% — from what it was a decade ago.

Philippine Government Seeks Strict Helmet Law Enforcement
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the Philippines is seeking to strengthen enforcement of the Mandatory Helmet Law (RA 10054) nationwide.  In a Memorandum issued Sept 6 to all governors, mayors and others, the DILG directs local officials “to implement said (Helmet Law) Act, and ensure that the provisions are strictly complied with.”

Congressman Cesar V. Sarmiento directly addressed DILG during the department’s budget hearing in Congress and said he observed that several motorbike riders and drivers forget to use their helmet resulting in road accidents and deaths.

The Subject of the memo calls for the “Observance of the provisions of Republic Act No. 10054; an Act Mandating All Motorcycle Riders to Wear Standard Protective Motorcycle Helmets While Driving and Providing Penalties Therefor (sic).”

Quotable Quote:  “A man wearing a helmet defending our country is more valuable than a man in a helmet defending a football.”
~ Seen on a T-Shirt

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.

Roland Sands All New Trinity Jacket

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TrinityRoland Sands Expands Women’s Apparel Line With The All New Trinity Jacket

Roland Sands Design releases the all new Trinity jacket, the latest offering from the Fall 2017 Apparel range. The Trinity jacket blends premium fashion with motorcycle function. This versatile jacket is perfect for a ladies night out on the town, or when your carving canyons with the throttle wide open. The Trinity features a semi aggressive performance riding fit, premium oily buffalo leather that is soft and supple and the quilt stitched accents give it just the right amount of attitude. “We received very positive feedback on the Buffalo Leather styles we released in Fall 2016 and have now bolstered that offering with a women’s specific style which add’s a bit of price point diversification to the product line” comments Rob Ramlose, Brand Manager. The Trinity Jacket is available now at www.rolandsands.com or a Tucker Rocky dealer near you.

Product Tech Points:

  • Genuine, top grain RSD “Oily Buffalo leather (1.0-1.1mm thickness)
  • Quilted detail on shoulders, elbows and lower back
  • Adjustable zip waist, zip close cuffs, interior stuff pocket, zip close interior pocket, front and sleeve zip pocket
  • Armor ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets
  • Pre-curved sleeves, rotated shoulders
  • Performance riding fit
  • Colors: Black, Brown, Merlot
  • Sizes: XS – 2XL
  • MSRP: $450

About Roland Sands Design:

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

New Covingtons Customs “Destroyer” Exhaust

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CovingtonsNew Covingtons Customs “Destroyer” Exhaust

Introducing the new Covington “Destroyer” exhaust. This custom exhaust is now in production! Previously made exclusively for bikes built in house, the exhaust is now available for 1995 to present Harley touring models. The exhaust is available in chrome or black finish and includes heat shields, baffle, mounting hardware, O2 ports & plugs. Pipe includes a 3 stepped header with a patented Covingtons 3-bolt collector design, full header heat shields and a short baffle.

This design not only looks great but increases horsepower and torque on both stock and modified motors.
Fits 1995 to present HD touring models. Patented. Made in the USA

Covingtons

Covingtons Customs

2424 Oklahoma Ave.
Woodward, OK. 73801
580-256-2939
www.covingtonscustoms.com

Notice: “Not legal for sale or use in California”
“Not legal for sale or use in California on any pollution controlled motor vehicles”

“Legal in California only for racing vehicles which may never be used, or registered or licensed for use, upon a highway

Harley-Davidson Third Quarter Results

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Third QuarterHarley-Davidson Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

U.S. Market Share Up, Improved U.S. Dealer Inventory

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 17, 2017 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) third quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased to $0.40 from $0.64 in the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter net income was $68.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.15 billion versus net income of $114.1 million on consolidated revenue of $1.27 billion in the third quarter of 2016.

“The continued weakness in the U.S. motorcycle industry only heightens our resolve and the intensity we are bringing to the quest to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders,” said Matt Levatich, president and CEO, Harley-Davidson, Inc. “Launching one hundred new high-impact motorcycles is a critical part of our 10-year journey, and the all new Softail line-up is a significant statement of our commitment.”

Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales were down 6.9 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2016. Harley-Davidson U.S. retail motorcycle sales were down 8.1 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, with the overall U.S. industry down 9.2 percent for the same period. Harley-Davidson’s U.S. market share for the quarter was 53.1 percent in the 601cc-plus segment, up compared to the same quarter in 2016. Harley-Davidson’s international retail motorcycle sales decreased 4.6 percent compared to the third quarter in 2016.

“As the motorcycle industry leader – with dealer strength and rider passion and loyalty like no other – we believe we are uniquely positioned to build ridership and strengthen the sport of motorcycling. Not just in the U.S. but around the world. Our investments in new product and marketing are targeted to drive ridership growth. We have the strategies, plans and people to make it happen,” said Levatich.

Through nine months, Harley-Davidson 2017 diluted EPS was $2.95, down 16.9 percent from $3.55 in the year-ago period. Harley-Davidson 2017 net income was $513.4 million on consolidated revenue of $4.42 billion compared to nine-month 2016 net income of $645.0 million on consolidated revenue of $4.89 billion. For the first nine months, worldwide retail motorcycle sales were down 6.1 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

Read the entire report here

Krawiec Extends NHRA Championship Points Lead

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NHRAKrawiec Extends NHRA Championship Points Lead With Big Pro Stock Motorcycle Win In Dallas

Harley-Davidson Street Rod Carries Krawiec to His Sixth Win of the Season

Press Release: Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec stretched his Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs with a final-round win at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Krawiec rode a Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle to his sixth win of the season and now holds a 107-point Countdown points lead.

“This was a perfect weekend for our championship run,” said Krawiec, a three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion who last won the title in 2012. “My closest competitor lost in the first round, so for me every win after the first was a bonus, and to race the Street Rod all the way to a win in the final is huge. I like our position with a commanding points lead and two races left on the schedule. Now the pressure is on anyone trying to catch us.”

The Street Rod competition drag bikes are based on the Harley-Davidson Street Rod production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.

NHRAKrawiec led all qualifiers for the event with a best elapsed time (ET) of 6.860 seconds at 196.53 mph. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines qualified third on the team’s other Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle with a 6.878 ET at 195.87 mph.

In Sunday eliminations Hines won in the first round but lost in round two. Krawiec charged through the field to advance to his seventh final round of the season. Krawiec got the 42nd win of his career when his opponent fouled at the starting line. With a 6.785-second blast in round two Krawiec posted the quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle ET of the day and the fastest top speed at 196.50 mph.

After four of six rounds in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with 2,506 points. Hines is in third place with 2,364 points.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team returns to action October 25-28 at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.