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.

Sons Of Speed

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Sons Of SpeedSons Of Speed Back at New Smyrna Speedway for Third Race During Daytona Biketoberfest 

Inaugural Old Speed Show Debuts as Well

Press Release: Billy Lane’s thrilling Sons of Speed boardtrack motorcycle race is back for a third running during the 25th Chrome Anniversary of Daytona Beach Biketoberfest. On Saturday, October 21, at 3:15 p.m., thirteen daredevil motorcycle racers will take to the banked track at New Smyrna Speedway in Daytona Beach.

“We’re coming off the second SOS race, which took place at Sturgis this year,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “That was a lot of fun, but nothing beats the banked track at New Smyrna—this is where riders let it all hang out.”

Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Held at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, banked racetrack, the third SOS race will feature thirteen riders in several different heats, and winners of the heats will advance to a championship round. Each racer will sit astride hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines, and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks.

The thirteen Sons of Speed racers feature some of the best riders and well-known personalities in the business—they are: Billy Lane, Xavier Muriel, Ken Curtis, Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe, Buzz Kanter, Dan Toce, Rhett Rotten, Ebay Jake, Rick Petcko, Mark Hanna, Freddie Bollwage, Matt Walksler, Brook James, Matt Harris and Moonshiner Josh Owens.

And SOS isn’t the only excitement going down on Saturday—in the New Smyrna Speedway parking lot, on the same day, the inaugural Old Speed Show will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free for people and machines, and the event is open to any and all racing motorcycles of any style or age, including roadracers, dirt trackers, hillclimbers, Moto X and drag racers. And, in addition, the show will feature interesting and cool handcrafted motorcycles, hot rod cars and trucks. Presented by American Iron Magazine and brought to you by Dennis Kirk, American Iron Garage, Choppers, Inc., and Greaserag.com, the Old Speed Show is the perfect way to get revved up for the third Sons of Speed race.

Check out the Sons of Speed Facebook page for breaking news and upcoming events. You can purchase general admission tickets at the gate for $20. A limited amount of 50 VIP tickets will be available for purchase at the gate that will allow infield access.

About Sons Of Speed

Sons Of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, Sons Of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing. The inaugural Sons Of Speed race will take place in Florida at New Smyrna Speedway during Daytona Bike Week in March 2017. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle bike builder Billy Lane, the first Sons Of Speed race will feature twenty of the sport’s most accomplished riders, builders, and enthusiasts, including Buzz Kanter (publisher, American Iron Magazine), Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson), vintage racer Brittney Olsen, Warren and Billy Lane, Rick Petko (of American Chopper fame and master mechanic at Orange County Choppers) and Matt Walksler (motorcyclist and Associate Director of Wheels Through Time). For more information on the debut race and to buy tickets, check out the Facebook event page.

Metalsport/Brembo Partnership

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MetalsportMetalsport/Brembo Partner on new Braking Components

Metalsport has partnered with the people at Brembo brakes in a joint project to produce a custom motorcycle caliper that combines superior stopping power and reliability with an unmistakable custom appearance. The caliper is shown here with one of the company’s complete kits which include:  Unique 18” rotor with 420 heat treated outer ring mounted to 6061-T6 aluminum carrier with application specific stainless steel buttons.

Carriers are offered in cuts to match the Metalsport’s crowd stopping wheel designs. A custom caliper hanger, manufactured in house from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, and all stainless mounting hardware are also included.

For pricing and additional details check out the complete Metalsport lineup at www.metalsportwheels.com or call direct to 562-776-9594

Ciro Lighted Vent Trim

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Ciro Lighted Vent Trim

Press Release: Ciro has designed the most appealing and innovative fairing vent trim in the market today. The Ciro Lighted Vent Trim utilizes white light pipe technology to create a one-of-a-kind lighting effect on your 2014-up Batwing fairing. Easy installation with the LED light module, plugging directly into the stock wiring harness with no cutting, drilling, or splicing necessary. This piece will not affect the function of the OEM vent airflow. An unlit fairing vent trim version is also available.

40010 Fairing Vent Trim-Lighted, Chrome $69.95
40011 Fairing Vent Trim-Unlit, Chrome $39.95
40012 Fairing Vent Trim-Light, Black $69.95
40013 Fairing Vent Trim-Unlit, Black $39.95

The Ciro Fairing Vent Trim is available for 2014-up Harley-Davidson Touring models with OEM Batwing fairing. See www.ciro3d.com for all of the options or visit your local Drag Specialties dealer and ask for Ciro products. Contact Ciro with any questions (715) 808-0027.

Ciro Bat Blades

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Ciro Bat BladesCiro Bat Blades

Press Release: Ciro Bat Blades are the all new, flexible LED strips that perfectly conform to your batwing fairing. White LED driving lights illuminate the front of your bike while also doubling as amber turn signals when activated. Low profile, black circuit boards blend in seamlessly when power is off for a stealthy look. Easy installation with 3M automotive grade adhesive and plug-and-play electrical connectors, no drilling, splicing, or special tools are required. Bat Blades are designed for exterior application, so they’re ready to take on whatever weather you decide to ride in!

45100 Bat Blades ‘96-’05 $129.95
45101 Bat Blades ‘06-’13 $129.95
45102 Bat Blades ‘14-up $129.95

Ciro Bat Blades are available for 1996-2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models. See www.ciro3d.com for all of the options or visit your local Drag Specialties dealer and ask for Ciro products. Contact Ciro with any questions (715) 808-0027.

Kuryakyn Fairing Lower Door Pockets For H-D

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Fairing Lower Door PocketsKuryakyn Fairing Lower Door Pockets For H-D

Press Release: New Kuryakyn Fairing Lower Door Pockets provide a convenient storage solution to keep smaller items secure and easily accessible for riders. Sold in pairs, these handy pouches install directly over the right and left factory lower fairing panels. UV-tested premium formed vinyl construction provides clean lines along with strength, durability and shape retention whether empty or full. An interior mesh partition keeps items organized, while heavy-duty magnetic closures ensure secure storage and easy opening or closing of the top lid.

Fairing Lower Door Pockets measure 6.25” tall x 2” wide x 6.5” long and fit the following Harley-Davidson models: ’14-’17 FLHTK/L/SE, ’16-’17 FLTRU, ’15-’16 FLTRUSE, ’14-’17 FLHTCUTG, & ’15-’17 FLHXSE.

Lowbrow Customs Founder Recaptures Land Speed Record

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LowbrowLowbrow Customs Founder Recaptures Land Speed Record

Press Release: Tyler Malinky, founder and CEO of Lowbrow Customs, has successfully reclaimed a land speed record on his 1955 Triumph motorcycle. Starting his land speed racing career in 2010, he has set record speeds in five different classes, including the A-VG 750 record back in 2011. “It feels great to set a goal and then accomplish it, especially when that goal is difficult to achieve, such as a land speed record,” said Malinky.Lowbrow

The new record is 124.593 mph on his 1955 Triumph, which was originally only 33 horsepower at the crankshaft. Malinky’s custom-built race bike ‘Poison Ivy’ touts almost double the power and torque of the original. “Going fast is fun no matter what, but taking something slow and making it go faster than it should is what I enjoy,” said Malinky, “especially when I built it in my home garage out of swap meet junk, tubing and sheet metal.” The prior record, just over 1 mph slower, was set at Bonneville Speed Week in 2016 by the Cheetah race team out of Switzerland on a 1950’s Triumph motorcycle with a speed of 123.534 mph. They had increased the record from the 117.108 mph speed set on Poison Ivy by Malinky back in 2011.

“We’ll be back on the Salt in 2018 with Poison Ivy to bump up the speeds on this new gas record and try and take the fuel record as well” said Malinky, not missing a beat, “The real competition is between myself, my bike and the salt flats. The trouble with speed is that once you get going, you always want more.”Lowbrow

Kuryakyn Expands Momentum Luggage Lineup

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Momentum LuggageKuryakyn Expands Momentum Luggage Lineup 

A trio of new bags ideal for long-distance ventures.

Press Release: Three new additions are now available in the Kuryakyn Momentum luggage collection, all of which showcase versatile packing capabilities, hassle-free mounting, and rugged utilitarian styling. All Momentum bags are constructed from UV-rated, weather-resistant 1200 denier textile material. A variety of quick-mount designs offer easy mounting and removal on virtually any motorcycle. Each bag includes rain covers, glove-friendly zippers, heavy-duty D-Rings, removable shoulder straps and low-profile carrying handles, plus MOLLE modular attachment points commonly found on tactical and recreational equipment.

Momentum Wanderer Touring Seat Bag, P/N 5286

The Momentum Wanderer is ideal for solo touring nomads with destinations unknown. The Wanderer fits like a glove on the passenger seat of most tour trunk-equipped motorcycles, and the spacious main compartment boasts 3,700 cubic inches of storage with unique integrated mesh dividers for optimum organization. What’s more, this do-it-all bag also doubles as a backrest, allowing riders to kick back in the saddle and rack up the miles.

  • Dims: 22” wide x 12” deep x 18.5” tall
  • Cubic Inches: 3,700
  • Internal adjustable mesh dividers partition the main compartment, creating three separate storage spaces
  • Padded front provides back support for the rider
  • Padded media storage for up to a 15″ laptop or tablet
  • External bungee storage system for coats, bedrolls or other items
  • Two external stash pockets, plus forward-facing bottle pocket
  • Includes rain cover
  • MSRP: $189.99

Momentum Road Warrior Bag, P/N 5284

The Momentum Road Warrior’s customizable storage options meet the demands of any rider. A wide center hatch opening and two side swing-access doors offer convenient cargo access even when mounted. With eight external stash pockets, two bottle pockets and three separate openings to the main storage compartment; the Road Warrior is the epitome of convenience.

  • Dims: 19” wide x 12” deep x 16” tall
  • Cubic Inches: 3,648
  • Padded media storage pocket for up to 15″ laptops or tablets
  • Quick-mount sissy bar strap design, plus full mounting strap kit for a variety of mounting options
  • External bungee storage system for coats, bedrolls or other items
  • Durable structure maintains shape even when empty
  • Includes tethered rain cover
  • MSRP: $199.99

Momentum Vagabond Bag, P/N 5285

Utilitarian by nature, the Momentum Vagabond has enough carrying capacity for any road trip. A separate top compartment offers easy access to frequently needed items while on the road without disrupting the contents of the main storage. The Vagabond’s versatile organization capabilities also include three interior zippered mesh pockets, plus two exterior zippered stash pockets and bottle pockets.

  • Dims: 18” wide x 12” deep x 15.5” tall
  • Cubic Inches: 2,820
  • Padded media storage pocket for up to 13″ laptops or tablets
  • Quick-mount sissy bar strap design, plus full mounting strap kit for a variety of mounting options
  • External bungee storage system for coats, bedrolls or other items
  • Durable structure maintains shape even when empty
  • Includes tethered rain cover
  • MSRP: $179.99

To view Kuryakyn’s complete range of luggage offerings, visit www.kuryakyn.com/c/luggage

Roland Sands Design New Trent Jacket

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Trent JacketRoland Sands Design Launches All New Trent Jacket Using Innovative Abrasion Resistant Materials

Classic café racer design lines in an all-new stylish hoody jacket, the Trent Jacket by RSD is as versatile as it is technical. Constructed using a durable Kevlar & Cordura Fabric blend the Trent jacket provides superior abrasion protection in a soft, lightweight chassis. Shoulder intake vents and a large back exhaust vent keep the rider cool in warm conditions while the aqua guard zipper by YKK keeps the elements out while in wet weather. And for style points, the Trent also features a removable heavy-duty fleece hood.Trent Jacket

“The Trent is a great example of where we are pushing the RSD apparel range. We are known for our amazing leather pieces and while they will remain a staple in our product line, developing new innovative textile products will help to further diversify our offering” Commented Rob Ramlose, Apparel Brand Manager.

“For Fall 2017 we’ve focused on armor expansion, innovative materials and unique styles that perform as well as they look. We’ve remained focused on delivering a lifestyle friendly collection that doesn’t compromise function. This is an idea we will continue to develop and one we feel you will appreciate.” said Roland Sands, President of RSD.

Product Tech / Features

  • Premium, technical riders hoody jacket
  • Outer shell – 320 gsm – 67% Kevlar® / 33% Cordura
  • Fully lined satin poly with mesh inserts
  • Zip close front
  • Zip close cuffs with snaps
  • Café snap collar
  • Zip close vents
  • Removable fleece hood
  • Inside zip storage pocket
  • CE approved level 1 elbow & shoulder armor included
  • Armor ready back protector pocket
  • Classic fit with pre-curved sleeves, rotated shoulders
  • MSRP: $525

 

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.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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ncomNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

Bikers Aid Hurricane Victims
Dear NCOM Board; We have spoken with Doc (NCOM Board Chairman “Doc” Reichenbach) and he has given us the go ahead to solicit relief assistance from our affiliates.  After helping our friends and neighbors, we are now ready to contact the motorcycle community to assist with a storm that has contributed to the greatest property loss in our nation’s history.

We have responded to an effort led by Central Harley-Davidson in Austin, Texas.  They are receiving donations and then trucking them to dealerships in the affected areas, principally Houston.  We asked if we could get our organization’s members to ship to their store and they said yes, but make sure the boxes are marked.  We see a great need with the cleanup efforts, so this is what we are proposing –

  • Phase 1 – Groups can order cleanup supplies from the box stores – Walmart.com, Target.com or even the Home Depots and Lowes.  Package one type of item per box and then labeled (ex. attached hurricane relief – tarps, or hurricane relief – surgical masks, etc.).
  • Phase 2 – We are coordinating with Motorcycle Resource Teams and bike clubs to volunteer at Central H-D and delivery points to load/unload boxes so the motorcycle shops can still conduct their daily business.
  • Phase 3 – Once delivered we will assist with getting the supplies to the areas in most need.  Getting a group to set up at the Golden Triangle H-D shop and delivering supplies to neighborhoods in the affected areas.

Following is a list of needed supplies – extension cords, box fans, work gloves, tarps, box cutters, blades, nylon rope for tarps, bug spray, antibacterial wipes, disposable surgical masks, rubber gloves, shop vacs.

If folks would rather send money donations, a Houston organization that is networked with a multitude of churches and organizations in the state who are doing the relief work and gets the supplies that are needed in a very timely manner is www.somebodycares.org.  Please check them out, and they have a donate button on their website.  They also have a Houston warehouse with trucks going to affected areas daily, so we will also put them on the suggested list of recipients for Mancuso H-D.

We want to thank you in advance for the assistance offered from our awesome motorcycle community.

Serving Him with Joy,
Lou & Denise Nobs, NCOM Christian Unity
ncom.christianunity@gmail.com

NCOM Board Of Directors / Regional Meeting In Oklahoma City
The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) Board of Directors will hold their bi-annual board meeting at the Biltmore Hotel, 401 S. Meridian Ave in Oklahoma City on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in conjunction with the NCOM Region II Conference.

All motorcyclists are invited to attend this free event, to learn and share with fellow bikers rights activists from around the country and across the region (NCOM Region II consists of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska).

For further information, contact NCOM at (800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

Laconia Motorcycle Week Organizer Elected To N.H. Statehouse
Longtime motorcycle enthusiast and organizer of the annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, Charlie St. Clair has won a House Seat in a special election in Belknap County, New Hampshire, posting a mild upset in the previously Republican-held district.

Charlie rides a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic and has been riding cross country every year for over forty-one years to attend Laconia’s sister rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, and was inducted into the Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame in 2008.  He has served as executive director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association since 1992, and will continue in that role.

Newly-elected State Rep. St. Clair (D-District 9) says “People know me, and I’m going down there to represent my constituents in my district.  As for motorcyclists, I’ll be watching out on their behalf whether they’re constituents or visitors to the state.”

Illinois Law Mandates Students Learn What To Do During A Traffic Stop
In addition to reading, writing and arithmetic, students in Illinois will now learn a possibly life-saving lesson; What to Do during a Traffic Stop.

The new state law, signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, is aimed at preventing a situation from escalating when teens are pulled over by police, and mandates that teachers dedicate instruction time to ensuring that students learn what to do and what not to do during a traffic stop, and how not to panic and do something that may seem like a red flag to cops.

“My hope is that if we uniformly require that driver’s education include the protocol and what is expected when you interact with a police officer that things will not escalate,” Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), who sponsored the bill, told the local station ABC 7.

Arkansas Becomes 37Th State To Revise Slingshot Licensing
Polaris Industries reports that Arkansas no longer requires Slingshot owners to have a motorcycle operator’s license, thus making the Natural State the 37th state to classify the three-wheeler as a car for licensing purposes.

“When Slingshot was introduced to the market in 2014, most consumers were required to hold a motorcycle endorsement or license to operate it,” the company said in a recent press release. “Because Slingshot does not feature handlebars or straddle seating, but rather offers a unique three-wheel configuration with a steering wheel and side-by-side seating, state policymakers have recognized the need to update their operator licensing laws.”

Although Slingshot resides in the motorcycle classification which has long provided for three-wheel designs, operator skills are more similar to those required for a passenger car.  “Our goal is to gain a unified classification and operator licensing scheme across the country to provide more opportunities and driving freedom for consumers looking for the ultimate thrill experience that Slingshot offers,” said Rachael Elia, Slingshot Marketing Manager.

Banned Knives Now Legal In Texas
A bipartisan House bill repealing the Lone Star State’s 1871 ban on Bowie knives and other large blades has been signed by Governor Greg Abbott, dropping the carry of illegal knives such as “Bowie knives, daggers, dirks, stilettos, poniards, swords, and spears” from the Texas penal code on weapons, a crime which currently carries fines of up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both.

Still off limits for knives with blades over 5.5 inches will be places such as schools, correctional facilities, houses of worship, and bars that derive more than half their income from alcohol sales.  Minors, under 18, will not be able to buy or carry a location-restricted knife.

New Hampshire passed the nation’s first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010, and since then such knife restrictions have been repealed in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Facing Backlash, Confederate Motors Changes Its Name
When Matt Chambers created his company in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he chose to name it Confederate Motors “in a salute to good Southern principles,” but in today’s politically charged climate that associates the Southern Confederacy with racism and white supremacy, Chambers has decided to retire the name.

“The Confederate brand was no longer viable.  I think we lost a lot a business with that name,” Chambers told the Los Angeles Times, adding “We’ve missed out on branding opportunities.  So, it’s time to retire it.”

The company is now the Curtiss Motorcycle Co., named after the father of American aviation, Glenn Curtiss, who gained fame competing with the Wright Brothers to dominate the skies, but who also famously built and raced motorcycles.

Their first model will be called the Hercules, the name originally used for Curtiss’ motorcycles, and will be an electric sportbike.

British Motorcyclists Ride On Parliament To Protest Bike Crime
Hundreds of concerned motorcyclists rode through London on Saturday, Sept 9th to protest a staggering increase in bike thefts, bike-jackings and brutal attacks on motorcyclists in the U.K.

The protest comes after acid was sprayed at six scooter riders in a 90 minute period in a series of attacks in London in July, with one victim suffering “life-changing injuries” according to police.  Due to these vicious assaults, acid attackers now face life in prison, and prosecutors have been advised to impose sentences of up to four years just for carrying acid.

Other riders have had their bikes stolen from them by armed thieves.  Recent crime figures have shown that vehicle theft has risen 18.6% nationwide in the last year and 25.9% in London, which is a trend that has been plain to see for bike owners.  The thieves are more brazen than ever, posting pictures of bikes they’ve stolen on social media.

As the police struggle with motorcycle theft, the army may be called in to address the situation.

Protest organizers ‘#BikersUnited’ say 65 bikes are stolen a day in the capital, while riders increasingly face “violence, knives, acid and even death from the thieves.”

Formed of a number of biking groups including MAG (Motorcycle Action Group), #BikersUnited says on its Facebook page: “We represent the 1,000s of riders of motorcycles and scooters in Britain and are protesting about the outrageous escalation of bike theft and bike jackings in our country.”

Philippines Calls For Bigger License Plates To Deter Crimes
The Philippine Senate has unanimously approved a bill requiring the Land Transportation Office to provide bigger and reflectorized license plates for motorcycles and scooters to deter crimes.

Voting 21-0, the upper chamber approved on final reading Senate Bill 1397, or the proposed “Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017”, which would require significantly larger license plates for the front and rear of all motorcycles and scooters for easy identification to deter motorcycle-riding criminals from easily getting away.

“Motorcycles have become crime machines. With their small plate numbers, criminals perpetrating crimes while on board motorcycles easily flee from the scene of the crime, and usually there are no witnesses who can read or identify plate numbers so that the authorities can go after the criminals,” Senator Richard Gordon, the bill’s author, said.

Study Shows Car Drivers Are Confident They Can Text And Drive Safely
A recent study by Progressive Insurance reveals that about one third of car drivers feel confident in their own ability to text and drive, yet the majority believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents and more than 90% say it should be illegal.

The report showed a sharp difference in attitudes between younger and older drivers, with more than 60% of 18-34 year olds being confident in their ability to safely text while driving, compared to less than 6% of those 55 and older.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States in 2015.  Teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.

The study further showed that men think they are better at texting and driving, with twice as many men (21%) as women (11%) saying they are “very confident” in their ability to text while driving.  Despite that confidence in their own abilities, some 88% of men and 97% of women think texting should not be allowed.

Among all drivers, more than 65% of individuals polled believe that texting/looking at one’s phone while driving is the most common cause of traffic accidents in the United States.  And 83% of individuals believe police should be able to pull over drivers for texting alone.  Yet at the same time, 34% of respondents said they were somewhat or very confident in their ability to text while driving.

Meanwhile, the study said the most common feelings evoked when seeing another driver texting is concern (62%) followed by irritation (50%), and these feelings didn’t vary by age or gender.

Quotable Quote:  “A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.”
~ Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) science-fiction author

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.

There’s An App For That!

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An App ForHarley OEM Part Stream

There’s an app for that!

As an ancient Chinese proverb says, “There’s an app for everything.” And while that’s probably true, if you wanted to get replacement parts or accessories for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle, chances are you’d have to do some lengthy and fairly complicated digging through print catalogs, dealer indexes, or the main H-D website just to find a part number. This holds especially true if your Harley is an older model, in which case the H-D website won’t be of any help at all.

But thanks to Blake Taylor, an avid bike enthusiast and app builder from Australia, parts finding problems are a thing of the past. Blake is, as he puts it, just an average Aussie guy who owns an 2004 Harley-Davidson V-Rod VRSCB. One day, fate intervened in the guise of a bike accident that left him shaken up and with one of his feet badly smashed. And while some people might have called it quits at that point, Blake called it sort of an awakening.

When he set out to fix his bike, he says, “I realized it wasn’t the easiest of tasks to complete as I wasn’t able to go to the dealer due to my foot being smashed up. So I searched for an app that would help me with the process, but was surprised to find there wasn’t such an app, so I decided right there and then to design and release one.”

It helps that Blake builds apps for a living. After lots of development and testing, he was able to launch his app, Harley OEM Part Stream, into Google Play and iTunes stores on June 20, 2017.

Blake says the app can help you with Harleys from 1941 to current models. “This App is the only one on the market and will change the way we care for our bike and streamline a rather difficult process of sourcing parts, part numbers and prices for years of Harley’s 1941 to 2017 and free service manuals for selected models,” he says.

Of course, the app won’t find the part itself for you, but it will find the part number, and that is a big step because once you have your desired part numbers, you can order from a part supplier in the United States or take your list to your local dealer, even if you don’t live in America. The app also contains exploded diagrams and prices (USD) and can show you exactly where on your bike a certain part fits.

Currently Blake’s app is for Harleys only, but he says he’s also got apps for other brands. You can find detailed instructions on how to go about finding your specific parts on YouTube by entering the app’s name. Harley OEM Part Stream is available at all major app stores for download. It’s not shareware and costs $7.99 AUS (or about $6.35 U.S.), but that’s a tiny sum for something that saves you lots of time and effort.

—Tripper

Moto Beach Classic

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Moto Beach ClassicRoland Sands Presents The Moto Beach Classic At Bolsa Chica State Beach’s Sea Legs Live

Press Release: The team at Roland Sands Design has been dreaming about a beachfront moto event for years. We have finally been given the keys to the kingdom at Bolsa Chica State Beach. We are partnering with our friends at Sea Legs Live, a legendary concert venue on the sand, to bring a day of reggae with Black Uhuru and Wargirl and a night of punk rock with Lit and Unwritten Law. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also taking Super Hooligan Flat Track and motorcycle drag racing to the beach. Throw in a West Coast Board Riders Surf Comp, art show, demo rides and unique vendors, and you have an incredibly entertaining day at the beach with something for everyone. The Moto Beach Classic is on Saturday, October 14th at Sea Legs Live. Presale tickets start at $29. Limited VIP tickets are available. Kids under 10 are free.

Indian Motorcycle presents the RSD Super Hooligan Bolsa Banzai Championship Race
In what we believe is an industry first, Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle are bringing beachfront flat track motorcycle racing to Southern California. We’ll be assembling a specially built 110 x 300 ft. track to accommodate sideways flat track racing action next to the surf. This will be the penultimate round of the Super Hooligan National Championship race series, where a $50K Indian FTR race bike will be awarded to the series Champion. Dirt flat track classes being featured are: Super Hooligan, Open Pro, Run What Ya’ Brung, Cycle Zombies Degenerate Choppers & Tank Shift Vintage. Plus mini bike roadracing on an asphalt course. This is the Bolsa Banzai!  Read More

Brooklyn Invitational – Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series

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17_0909_IndianCustoms_BrandAmp_BKInvite_443Brooklyn Invitational

Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series

Press Release: As the title sponsor of the ninth annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show, Indian Motorcycle unveiled three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber crafted by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co. and skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, in conjunction with Roland Sands Design.

Indian Motorcycle specifically partnered with these three highly-regarded customizers, as each brings a uniquely distinct vision and signature style. The end result being three totally unique custom interpretations of the Scout Bobber, which helps showcase how easily customizable the bike is and the versatility of the platform. While Keino Sasaki and Satya Kraus carry long-standing reputations forged through years within the customization and aftermarket industry, skateboard icon Steve Caballero has seen his profile increase steadily within the last several yearsthanks to his love for vintage American v-twins and his participation in festivals such as Wheels & Waves.

Released mid-July during X Games weekend in Indian’s hometown of Minneapolis, the Scout Bobber represents a core passion of motorcyclists – connection to the road without a need for anything unnecessary. “Strip it down” was the mantra and inspiration Indian Motorcycle used when developing the latest model in its iconic Scout lineup. A low-slung, blacked-out, 100 horsepower, minimalist motorcycle that proves less is definitely more.   Read More

Kuryakyn Luggage Tie-Down Anchors For H-D Models

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Kuryakyn Luggage Tie-Down Anchors For H-D Models

Tie-Down Anchors

Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor

Press Release: Kuryakyn Tie-Down Anchors are your ticket to more time riding and less time spent mounting gear on that next road trip. Available in two variations, these easy-access mounting points offer a safe, secure and convenient location for attaching luggage straps or bungee cords on Harley-Davidson models.

Rear Tie-Down Anchors install discreetly to rear fender struts on select Road Glide, Road King, Street Glide, and Sportster models with the included hardware. The Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor utilizes the rear seat bolt location on all H-D cruisers and Touring bikes without Tour-Paks. In addition to providing mounting points, the anchors also minimize potential friction damage caused by straps rubbing against painted or finished surfaces. Constructed from durable polished steel to withstand heavy luggage loads, the minimalist design provides convenient attachment points when needed, while staying virtually unnoticed when not in use.

Rear Tie-Down Anchors (P/N 5071, Silver – P/N 5072, Gloss Black)
Fits: ’14-’18 Road Glides (except FLTRU, FLTRUSE), Road Kings & Street Glides, ’04-
’18 Sportsters (except XL1200T)
  MSRP: $39.99

Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor (P/N 5073, Chrome – P/N 5074 – Gloss Black)
Fits: All H-D cruiser and Touring models without Tour-Paks
  MSRP: $19.99

Indian Motorcycle Racing

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Indian Motorcycle RacingIndian Motorcycle Racing Secures First American Flat Track Championship With Jared Mees’ First-Pace Finish At Williams Grove Half-Mile

Mees Captures Ninth Victory of Season and Earns Fourth Career American Flat Track Championship

After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle has won the 2017 American Flat Track Championship after Jared Mees’ first-place finish at the Williams Grove Half-Mile. The 2017 title marks Mees’ fourth career national championship.

Although it looked like it was going to be Mees’ day to shine after he won both his Heat, Semi, and left everyone in his dust during the Main, multiple red flags threw some uncertainty into the mix. And even after his teammate and championship rival Bryan Smith crashed out of the race – pretty much sealing the deal on the championship with Mees only needing four points – Mees didn’t go easy. He held on to the win and crossed the line 0.232 seconds ahead of teammate Brad Baker.

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SEPTEMBER 03, 2017 – American Flat Track at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

“Entering the year, our team goal was to be competitive and refine our purpose-built Scout FTR750 to eventually become a leading bike,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “It’s safe to say we’ve far exceeded expectation by securing the Manufacturer’s Championship through 14 races and now the AFT Championship through 16 races. It’s an incredible accomplishment by the entire Indian Motorcycle Racing team.”

American Flat Track recognizes a Rider Championship in each class. The rider that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the National Champion of the class. With only two races remaining, and Mees (342 points) ahead of the next racer – teammate Bryan Smith – by more than 50 points, Mees has guaranteed a Ride Championship.

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SEPTEMBER 03, 2017 – American Flat Track at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew has combined for 35 of the season’s 48 total podiums, including six sweeps. Mees has nine victories on the season. Fellow Wrecking Crew Riders, Bryan Smith (276 points) and Brad Baker (247 points) will battle through the final two races of the season for second place.

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, has its sights set on inching closer to a season sweep as American Flat Track returns to the Lone Star Half-Mile on September 23.

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

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Twin Dash Pouch For Indian Roadmaster

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Dash PouchTwin Dash Pouch For Indian Roadmaster

Hopnel Sewn Products delivers a well thought out and designed Twin Dash Pouch for the Indian Roadmaster and Chieftains.  Each pouch is   8 ½’’ x 2 ½’’ x 3’’ deep, with a combined length of 17’’.  This Twin Dash Pouch mounts securely with hook and loop to the top of the fairing dash and will not work loose even in the harshest driving conditions.  Its tapered design allows air flow from the windshield vent opening, keeping proper air movement over the dash.  The zippered openings are protected by a full length flap covering the opening to keep weather from getting inside.  Available in Black or matching Desert Tan.  Made in the USA.

Twin Dash Pouch for Indian Roadmaster and Chieftain 2014 – Newer

 

 

 

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Black Part # V30-206BK MSRP $49.95

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Desert Tan Part # V30-206D MSRP $49.95

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Indian Motorcycle Racing Secures 6th Podium Sweep

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PodiumIndian Motorcycle Racing Secures 6th Podium Sweep Of 2017 Season At Springfield Mile II

Jared Mees Captures Eighth Victory of Season – Inches Closer to Fourth Career American Flat Track Championship 

The Indian Wrecking Crew and the Scout FTR750 secured its 12th first-place finish and sixth podium sweep of the 2017 American Flat Track season at the Springfield Mile II. Season points leader Jared Mees captured his eighth win of the season, while fellow Wrecking Crew riders Bryan Smith and Brad Baker placed second and third, respectfully.

After finishing second at the Springfield Mile I on May 28, Mees got redemption when he edged out fellow Wrecking Crew rider Bryan Smith by .021 at the Springfield Mile II. With three races remaining, Mees is in control to earn his fourth career American Flat Track Championship.

“Hats off to my team for having my Indian Scout FTR750 dialed in,” said Mees. “After getting edged out by .005 back in May, this was the race I had circled on the calendar and really wanted to win. With three races remaining, we’re preparing to finish the season strong.”

Through 15 races this season, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 have secured 33 of the season’s 45 podiums. The Indian Wrecking Crew holds the top three positions in the season’s point standings with Mees at 317, Smith at 271 and Baker with 227 total points.

“Jared and Bryan have been competing all season long, so it was no surprise to see those two at it again at the Springfield Mile,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “To capture our sixth podium sweep of the season is remarkable and a testament to all the hard work and preparation from our team.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Williams Grove Half-Mile on September 9.

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

RSD Super Hooligan Night At Costa Mesa Speedway

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Super HooliganRSD Super Hooligan Night At Costa Mesa Speedway

Costa Mesa Speedway is hosting a Super Hooligan Night on Saturday, September 9th for Round 8 of the Super Hooligan National Championship series presented by Indian Motorcycle. The most exciting, diverse and unpredictable live action racing event in Southern California. Costa Mesa Speedway has put fans right on top of all the action from the comfort of an Arena style grandstand seating since 1969- it’s a spectators dream! Bring out the entire family, grab some food and drinks and take a seat to watch both the Speedway Motorcycles and Super Hooligans rip around the track.

Gates open at 6pm and dirt flies for the first race at 7:30pm. Spectator fee is $20 at the gate.

Space is limited for the Super Hooligan class, so get your entry in now for a chance to reach for Super Hooligan glory!

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SHNC Contingencies & Prizes

Indian Motorcycle

  • One Factory Indian FTR750 professional GNC flat track race bike will be awarded to the Super Hooligan Series Champion at the final round in Bolsa Chica, CA on October 14th.

*Winner must be present at final round

  • Indian Motorcycle $1,000 Winner-Takes-All bonus to winner of Super Hooligan Main Event.

Dunlop Tires

  • $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $100 (third) payouts for Super Hooligan Main Event.
  • $1,000 Winner-Takes-All Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash event.

Bell Helmets

  • $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $75 (third) payouts per Super Hooligan Main Event.
  • $2,500 bonus to be awarded to Super Hooligan Series Champion at the final round in Bolsa Chica, CA on October 14th.
  • Custom painted helmet trophy for Super Hooligan winner at each round.

K&N Engineering

  • $300 Winner-Takes-All Holeshot Award for Super Hooligan Main Event.

MOTUL

  • $300 Cleanest Hooligan race bike at each race. TBD by SHNC.

For the most up to date schedule and SHNC standings visit our Super Hooligan Blog.
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Staci Wilt’s 3,500 Mile Trip to and from the Black Hills

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Black HillsStaci Wilt’s 3,500 Mile Trip to and from the Black Hills

By Staci Wilt
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

If you’ve been riding a motorcycle or been involved in the motorcycle community for more than five minutes, you’ve heard of Sturgis. The rally wasn’t always a rally. In fact, back in 1938, Sturgis was more of a racing weekend put together by the Jack Pine Gypsies motorcycle club. Over time the rally became more known as the american “mecca” for motorcyclists, with attendee numbers ranging from 400,000-1.2 million depending on the year. As part of the younger generation of riders, I never understood the hype of the rally…until I experienced it firsthand back in 2015 for the 75th annual. Now, it’s a yearly tradition for me to make the trek to Sturgis, South Dakota. This year I spent three weeks on the road traveling to and from the rally. This is the story of my adventure.

Black HillsTuesday, August 1st: I left downtown San Francisco with my friend Kendra at about 11:00pm after hours and days of failed attempts of fixing our friend Halsey’s FXR. With a 3rd day in a row of stalling the start to our journey, Halsey stayed behind to get her bike sorted, and we started our journey east. We rode a little over 200 miles to Reno, NV, where we crashed on a friends couch from about 4am to 8am before hitting the road again.

Black HillsWednesday, August 2nd: 700 miles from start to finish. To beat the 100 degree forecast, we started early out of Reno and headed east across the barren Nevada desert. With not too much to see across Interstate 80, and the need to make up for lost time from FXR Dilemmas in the Bay Area, we had our eyes set on Idaho Falls, ID for the evening. After hours of dull scenery we trekked north to Twin Falls, ID. The barren desert of Northern Nevada quickly turned into humid rolling farmland as we crossed into southern Idaho. Not to mention the sunset, which was one of the best I had seen on the road in weeks, perhaps months. Low and behold, Halsey was able to get her FXR dialed in and was able to hit the road with about 400 miles between us. We decided to continue on to Idaho Falls (IF) where there were more hotel options and less miles between us and the Grand Tetons—our primary sight seeing activity on our route to Sturgis. The last 200 miles weren’t easy. The sun had set and I had been battling an eye infection for days which had impaired my vision, making night riding a bit of a hassle. I had to completely rely on Kendra to navigate the way, even at times when the highway construction left us on dirt roads for a mile or two. At about 1am we safely made it to our hotel in IF. Our 700 mile day was complete.

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Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner

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Patricia Thurston

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover, Brought To You by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance Announces 2017 Winner!

Garage-Girls and Allstate Motorcycle Insurance are proud to announce this year’s Ultimate Biker Makeover winner; Patricia Thurston!  Patricia was selected among over 61 entries to this years contest.

Contestants (Girls and Guys) were asked to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo. Deadline for entries was July 7th, 2017. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges had to make the tough decision of who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover.   Patricia will get to take home all the prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, A new Mustang Motorcycle Seat, a set of tires from AVON Tyres, Motorcycle Helmet, Jacket AND Gloves by Indian Motorcycle, A Valerie bag by Motochic, A carb rebuild kit and more from S&S Cycle, A Navbag, tacker sign and apparel from Klock Werks, A momentum Vagabond bag by Kuryakyn, exhaust heat wrap by DEI, a batwing fairing and windshield from Memphis Shades, and MUCH MORE!!

To say Patricia was stunned would absolutely be an understatement, “I didn’t see my email till 4 days after the announcement, and I am humbled and so honored. Crying like sissy girl in fact, I so needed this.  You have no idea how this will help my dream of getting my motorcycle back on the road.”  -Patricia Thurston.

Garage-Girls2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover and the girls are already hard at work planning the big celebration!  Stay tuned for more info to come.

“There is nothing better in this world than being able to help out a fellow rider, we love to support bigger organizations, but getting to experience the impact on a personal level, that is priceless.  Of course our sponsors are the ones we need to thank, they make this happen with their genuine hearts and compassion.  Thank you to Allstate Motorcycle they are truly doing all they can to #keepridersriding” –Sara Liberte, owner of Garage-Girls.

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Lightning Rod!

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Lightning Rod!Lightning Rod!

Press Release: Headwinds, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their Lightning Rod!, an LED headlamp (p/n 8-9556B) for the V-Rod. This black 5-3/4” 60/20W hi/lo is a direct replacement for the stock two-bulb headlamp. These powerful non-glare lamps are 4 x’s brighter & whiter than halogen (3,600 lumens high, 2,400 lumens low) and reach down the road like a bolt of lightning. It also has and a wide light pattern to illuminate the shoulder. Made with energy efficient solid-state LEDs that withstand shock & vibration. It’s easy-to-install, plug and play! Headlight mount not included.

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Eight New Iconic Softail Motorcycles

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SoftailNew Chassis, Engine & Design: Harley-Davidson Introduces Next Custom Revolution With Eight New Iconic Softail Motorcycles

Largest-Ever Product Development Project Launches Harley-Davidson into its 115th Anniversary Year

Press Release: To celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary year, the Motor Company is launching  a custom revolution: Eight all-new Softail models that merge the hard-riding performance of the Dyna line with the unparalleled custom look of the Softail line.

Designed under the largest product development project in company history, the new bikes compared to prior year models feature a stiffer and significantly lighter frame built to harness the pulse-quickening torque of the new dual-counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight 107 and 114 engines. With high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension and an easily adjustable hidden rear mono-shock, the aggressively styled 2018 Softail models are faster, lighter and better handling than any of their Big Twin cruiser predecessors.

“The new Softail models are the result of the most extensive research and development program in the company’s history,” said Paul James, manager of product portfolio, Harley-Davidson. “Thousands of hours of research and testing were put into the complete ground-up design of these new cruisers. We focused on taking the total rider experience to a higher level, where authenticity, heritage and soul meet the modern edge of technology for a ride that must be felt to believe.”

SoftailNew Chassis
The handling of a Softail motorcycle enters a new era with a lighter, more rigid frame that elevates form and function to a higher plane, while maintaining the classic look of a hard tail and delivers a thoroughly modern ride. Benefits of the new chassis include increased lean angles, sharper turn-in response, quicker acceleration, nimble flick-ability, lighter weight, and easier side-stand liftoff than predecessor Softail and Dyna models. The steel foundation of the next generation of custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been forged.

Frame / Swingarm
A new high stiffness carbon steel tubular frame forms the core of the 2018 Softail chassis. The completely redesigned frame and swingarm significantly increase the rigidity of the new chassis.  The frame itself is 65 percent stiffer than the 2017 Softail frame, which leads to a 34 percent increase in overall chassis stiffness. The frame design achieves reduced complexity with a 50 percent reduction in component parts and a 22 percent reduction in welds. There are two unique swingarms, one for narrow and one for wide rear tires. The wide chassis is 15 percent lighter (13 pounds) and the narrow chassis is 20 percent (18 pounds) lighter than the 2017 Softail frame. The swingarm transfers rear wheel movement to the under-seat mono-shock while maintaining the pure, classic lines of a hard tail frame.

SoftailHigh-Performance Suspension
All-new front and rear suspension components are calibrated to match the dynamics of the new chassis, wheels and tires to enhance the comfort, control and performance of the 2018 Softail motorcycles. The new high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension, which was first introduced on 2017 Touring models, delivers damping performance that is similar to a cartridge fork but with improved, more responsive damping characteristics. The suspension is optimized for both comfortable cruising and spirited riding with 130 mm of bump-devouring travel. Retuned and optimized rake and trail also enhance the motorcycles’ handling performance.

The new mono-shock rear suspension preserves the classic hard tail look while revamped geometry improves ride quality, traction and control. The new easily adjustable mono-shock enables a 240 pound range of payload capacity for increased passenger comfort and enhanced dynamic handling compared to 2017 Softail models.

Ride And Handling Agility
The all-new Softail models are up to 35 pounds* lighter than 2017 models, delivering an improved power-to-weight ratio that provides quicker acceleration, better braking and enhanced dynamic cornering capability combined with increased lean angles. Some models feature new tires specifically designed to work with the new Softail chassis and feature optimized constructions and improved compounds for a confident, long-wearing ride in all riding conditions. New seat designs and materials provide an improved fit for a wider range of riders and greater comfort for cruising. Bar none, the 2018 Softail models are the best handling cruisers Harley-Davidson has ever produced. Read More

Midnight Rider’s Rally

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Midnight Rider's Rally

Gregg Allman And Southern Blood To Be Celebrated By Harley-Davidson With Special Events Across North America

“The Midnight Rider’s Rally” Slated for September 8th at Select Harley-Davidson locations everywhere

Press Release: Rounder Records and select Harley-Davison locations are uniting for “The Midnight Rider’s Rally,” a very special event commemorating the final album from the legendary Gregg Allman. SOUTHERN BLOOD arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th.

Southern Blood  is available for pre-order now at digital music retailers and the Gregg Allman Official Store. A wide array of limited editions and special bundles are on offer, including digital download, Standard and Deluxe CD/DVD, and limited edition heavyweight vinyl and vinyl test presses. For complete pre-order details, please visit the Gregg Allman Official Store.

SOUTHERN BLOOD EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE HERE

SOUTHERN BLOOD includes the new original song, “My Only True Friend,” written by Allman with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard. The track – available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services – premiered earlier this summer exclusively via NPR Music, which raved, “From its stately introduction through a wrenching guitar solo at the close, the track exudes a surefooted classic-rock grandeur we don’t hear much anymore. Yet Allman keeps it on an intimate scale…Allman sings like he’s confiding to a friend, distilling hours of stock-taking and introspection. He’s plainspoken, like always, and his casual air adds disarming resonance to what is clearly a farewell statement.” “My Only True Friend” is joined by a powerfully moving official video, streaming now at Gregg Allman’s official YouTube channel after its exclusive premiere via Relix.

“The Midnight Rider’s Rally” will take place Friday, September 8th at select Harley-Davidson locations across North America. Fans can register for their local rally via the Gregg Allman Official Store; a portion of the $20 registration benefits the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University, with all registrations also receiving a digital download of SOUTHERN BLOOD.

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Heel Shift Lever For Indian

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Heel ShiftKuryakyn Heel Shift Lever For Indian Big Twins

Press Release: The new Kuryakyn Heel Shift Lever for Indian Motorcycle big twins adds the convenience of an additional shift option without diminishing foot room for the rider. Unlike other aftermarket heel shift levers for Indians, the ergonomic design extends past the rear of the floorboard rather than resting over it. The further back and slightly lower positioning results in a more natural movement for the rider to effortlessly upshift.

The Heel Shift Lever accepts all Kuryakyn Spear, Kinetic and ISO style shift pegs, as well as any Indian OEM shift peg (sold separately). Construction is from durable A380 aluminum available in chrome or gloss black finishes, with included hardware and spacers for easy bolt-on installation to the factory toe-shift location.

Fits: All ’14-’18 Indian Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster & Springfield models

P/N 5648 – Gloss Black, P/N 5649 – Chrome

MSRP: $69.99

Harley Unleashes Five New Touring Bikes

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Five New Touring BikesHarley-Davidson Unleashes Five New Touring Bikes With More Power, Comfort & Handling To Go The Distance

Three New CVO Models Feature Largest-Ever Stock Engine Displacement

Press Release: The 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle lineup introduces the most robust array of custom Touring bikes the company has ever produced, boasting show-stopping style and plush comfort ready to attack rough city streets or winding country roads. Three new completely restyled Touring models enter the limited-edition Custom Vehicle Operations family with the largest-ever stock engine from Harley-Davidson, while new Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models get sinister, blacked-out styling.

“Our new Touring motorcycles will be some of our most sought-after bikes in 2018,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President of Product Planning and Portfolio Management, Dave Foley. “For CVO, we’ve rebooted the styling tone of the overall lineup and added some exclusive performance enhancements. And our two new custom baggers are the most aggressive, on-trend Touring bikes in the market. I can’t wait for riders to throw a leg over and experience the new rides for themselves.”

Five New Touring Bikes2018 Custom Vehicle Operations Motorcycles
The CVO tradition of giving customers the ultimate in Harley-Davidson styling, innovation and performance continues in 2018 with the CVO Limited, the CVO Street Glide and the CVO Road Glide models. Each model offers its owners a fully customized, limited-edition motorcycle straight from the factory with a two-year unlimited warranty.

Starting with the largest stock engine displacement ever offered by the Motor Company, and available only in CVO models, all three bikes have upgraded Screamin’ Eagle power and exclusive bragging rights with the Milwaukee-Eight engine in a new 117-cubic-inch displacement, rated at up to 125 ft. lbs. of torque.

CVO models are limited in number and this year’s models feature some of the most distinctively crafted paint offerings the company has ever designed and produced. Also new for all three CVO models is an advanced integrated communication technology that features a wireless headset interface module. Customers can use the included Bluetooth headset to communicate with the motorcycle Infotainment system, their passenger and other riders.

“The level of fit, finish and performance of CVO has never been higher,” added Foley. “CVO owners will appreciate the intricate details like the new color trim on the rocker box lowers that marks the CVO engine’s exclusivity. It features a deep orange finish specially developed for placement on the engine that is unique in the motorcycle industry.”

“The new direction our Styling department took with the design formula on the bikes is truly seismic,” added Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design, Brad Richards. “Take a look at the level of finish on any of the nine CVO paint sets, but especially the Fade on the CVO Limited, the depth of the paint layers and how it glows in the sunlight is just stunning.”

2018 CVO Street Glide

  • Custom touring loaded up with Harley-Davidson’s most powerful engine and sound system ever offered straight from the factory.
  • Powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1923cc) engine and given the full-on custom treatment fender to fender with three new premium paint schemes and matching Talon wheels and rotors.
  • Top-of-the-line 6.5 BOOM! Box Infotainment System with Stage II speakers provides superior audio performance. To achieve the rich 900 watts of Boom!Audio sound there are three 4-channel amplifiers powering six bi-amped speakers in the fairing, fairing lower and saddlebag lids.

2018 CVO Road Glide

  • Sinister bagger with swagger that epitomizes CVO’s new look and performance.
  • Powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1923cc) engine, with aggressive shark-nose fairing, three premium paint options, custom wheels and a new sleek front fender.
  • Features the first factory-installed new 21-inch Knockout front wheel for Touring models from Harley-Davidson. Engineered to deliver optimal performance, handling, and ride quality without compromising fitment of accessories.
  • High output audio from the BOOM! Box 6.5GT Infotainment System features Stage II speakers in saddlebag lids and fairing for 600 watts of pure audio bliss.

2018 CVO Limited

  • A premium touring machine loaded with best-in-class power, infotainment, show-winning paint and premium rider and passenger comfort.
  • Powered by the all-new Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1923cc) engine, dual bending valve front suspension and emulsion rear suspension with hand-adjustable pre-load, the ride across country will be smooth, comfortable and brisk.
  • The two-up seat is suspended and heated with a custom seat cover, insert and stitching unique to CVO models and not available anywhere else, also it comes with matching adjustable rider and passenger backrests.
  • For added safety and convenience, top it off with a power-locking key fob, Reflex linked Brembo brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System.
  • Two luxurious color options are Burgundy Cherry Sunglo Fade and Black Earth Fade. See them in person to confirm the paint depth through its layers and how front-to-back the execution is seamless.

New Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special Models

Harley-Davidson takes the wildly popular Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models in a new design direction for 2018, swapping chrome for black. Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight 107 (1746cc) engine, the two new hot rod baggers take the base level models and elevate them with an on-trend custom styling statement that is sinister in design and dark in its finishes.

“Our custom bagger owners love to roll up to their favorite hangouts and show off their bikes,” said Harley-Davidson Manager of Product Portfolio, Paul James. “But we know it’s also important for them to be able to hit the open road in comfort and style. These new hot rod baggers are the epitome of capable touring bikes that look cool, and ride better than ever.”

Key Road Glide Special and Street Glide Special Motorcycle Features

Style:

  • Dark finishes stretch from headlight to exhaust with new 19-inch (483 mm) front and 18-inch (457 mm) rear Talon wheels.
  • Dripping in black are the engine guard, front forks, handlebars and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, tank console, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields.
  • Custom touches that create an aggressive, modern look include the stretched saddlebags that accentuate the bikes’ long, low profile and painted inner fairings.

Performance:

  • Hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15 percent more pre-load adjustment than previous* low-profile touring shocks.
  • Front suspension features dual-bending valve suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight.
  • Reflex linked Brembo brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are standard equipment.

Power:

  • The all-black Milwaukee-Eight 107 (1746 cc) engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine.
  • Each Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque.* The Milwaukee-Eight 107 accelerates 11 percent quicker from 0-60 mph, equal to a two-to-three bike length improvement, and 11 percent quicker from 60-80 mph in top gear, equal to a one-to-two bike length improvement.* The Milwaukee-Eight engine offers improved rider and passenger thermal comfort due to reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and a redesigned exhaust system.
  • For improved fit, a new, slimmer primary drive cover and the low-profile shape of the air cleaner cover provide improved rider legroom around the engine and an easier reach to the ground for many riders.
  • All Milwaukee-Eight powered models are fitted with an assist and slip clutch with improved hydraulic actuation and 7 percent less clutch lever effort.

Audio:

  • Standard BOOM! Box 6.5GT Touchscreen Infotainment System features upgraded Stage I BOOM! speakers for deep bass and balanced sound.

Color Options:

  • Road Glide Special: Vivid Black, Wicked Red, Bonneville Salt Pearl and Hot Rod Red Flake Hard Candy Custom paint.
  • Street Glide Special: Vivid Black, Twisted Cherry, Bonneville Salt Denim and Hot Rod Red Flake Hard Candy Custom paint.

The full lineup of new 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, gear and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson dealerships immediately. Visit H-D.com to see all the 2018 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized dealer to take a test ride.

*Comparison made between 2016 and 2018 original equipment Touring models.

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

New Rear Chain Conversion Kits

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Chain Conversion KitsTwin Power Introduces New Rear Chain Conversion Kits 

Following the success of the Cush Drive Chain Conversion Kits introduced earlier this year, Twin Power is proud to introduce a new line of chain conversion kits for 1986 – 2000 FXR, 1986-2006 FLH, 1991 – 2005 Dyna, 1991 – 2005 Sportster, 2006 – 2017 Dyna, and 2007 – 2017 Softail models.

“Changing from belt to chain drive is a must for high load, high horsepower and racing applications. Anyone who’s ever been stranded due to a broken belt knows this,” says James Simonelli, Twin Power Brand Manager. “These kits take the guesswork out of converting your bike from belt to chain drive and are designed for stock chassis and wheel applications. Kits duplicate the factory belt drive ratio, but additional sprockets are available to adjust for specific conditions.” 

Kits include a 4140-heat-treated steel transmission sprocket, transmission sprocket spacer, fully machined (not stamped) heat-treated steel rear sprocket with a textured black powder-coated finish, dual bolt pattern sprocket spacer (where applicable), and grade 9 hardware (where applicable). Just add your favorite 530 x 120 link rear chain and cut to size.

“Drive chain is like religion and politics; everyone has their favorite,” says Simonelli. “We leave it up to the end user to pick their desired brand and type of which Biker’s Choice offers a wide assortment.” 

All components are proudly Made in the USA.

The Twin Power Rear Chain Conversion Kits (P/Ns 217452 through 217454) retail starting at $219.00. The kit can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

About Twin Power 

Since 1982, Twin Power has been designing and producing quality parts and accessories for the Harley-Davidson® enthusiast. Driven by the same passion that fuels the American V-Twin scene, Twin Power is relentless in their pursuit of quality, functionality and value. They will not offer a Twin Power product to their customers unless they would be proud to sport it on one of their own rides. Visit Twin Power at http://twinpower-usa.com and on Instagram.

About Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice 

Featuring the most powerful portfolio of parts, accessories and apparel brands in powersports, Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is the go-to supplier for retailers across the nation. In addition to an unmatched product selection, Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is proud of its relentlessly customer-centric culture and unwavering pledge to on-time delivery. Because of its uncompromising commitment to continuous improvement, Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice has been earning the trust of the best dealers in the industry for 50 years.

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

Biketoberfest 2017 Celebrates 25-Year Chrome Anniversary

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BiketoberfestBiketoberfest 2017 Celebrates 25-Year Chrome Anniversary

25th Annual Biketoberfest Motorcycle Rally October 19-22 In Daytona Beach

Press Release: It’s almost time to polish those bikes and head to Daytona Beach for the 25th Anniversary (we’re calling it our “Chrome anniversary”, just for fun) of Biketoberfest October 19-22, 2017! Organizers are preparing to welcome up to 150,000 riders and visitors from around the world to the four-day motorcycle rally.

At the Official Biketoberfest Welcome Center on Beach Street, staff will be passing out free (while supplies last) 25th Anniversary collectible Official Biketoberfest posters, pocket guides and pins, and encouraging visitors to mark their home town on world maps.

“We have a core audience that’s been attending this event since the start,” said Lori Campbell Baker, executive director of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), “and it’s not uncommon to see Brazil, Canada, Germany and the UK pinned on the maps. It’s amazing to see the international crowd this rally draws, as well as the increase in women riders and sportbikes over the years, and the youth drawn to the rally’s signature racing events at Daytona International Speedway.”

Biketoberfest officially kicks off with a press conference to be held at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, October 19, at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Held on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley Stage next to the FPL Solar Pavilion in the Midway, this fan-friendly area is also a major hub of Biketoberfest activity. The rally tradition will continue along Main Street, Riverfront Park and Midtown in Daytona Beach, as well as at Destination Daytona and US1 in Ormond Beach, and throughout Volusia County in nearby New Smyrna Beach and DeLand.

Signature Events:

  • Pre-Biketoberfest events: Daytona Blues Festival October 6-8
    and Fuel-Up Concert at Destination Daytona, October 14
  • Free (while supplies last) Official Biketoberfest 25th Anniversary Collectible posters, pins and pocket guides at the Official Biketoberfest Welcome Center on Beach Street, October 19-22
  • Main Street, Riverfront and Midtown Street Festivals, October 19-22
  • Live music at legendary Iron Horse Saloon/US1 in Ormond Beach, October 19-22
  • Free Biketoberfest Concert at Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club, October 19
  • Beach and Bikes Historical Exhibit at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, October 20-22
  • Old Speed Show at New Smyrna Speedway, October 21
  • 34th Annual Race of Champions Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Race and American Sportbike Racing Association Motorcycle Race at Daytona International Speedway, October 21-22

“We’re happy for our partners’ support that helped Biketoberfest achieve this 25-year milestone,” said Kay Galloway, director of marketing and design for the CVB, “and hope everyone will mark their calendars for October 18-21, 2018.”

The 2017 Biketoberfest Chrome sponsor is GEICO Motorcycle and the official radio sponsor is Southern Stone Communications (WHOG-FM The Hog 95.7, WKRO-FM 93.1 Coast Country, WLOV-FM 99.5 Love FM, KVYB-FM 103.3 The Vibe, and WNDB-AM 1150 News Talk). For updates and information, including lodging availability, visit Biketoberfest.org.

About the Daytona Beach Area and Biketoberfest
Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Since 1993, Biketoberfest has drawn thousands of riders to its motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach every October. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR — and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’   With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between.  Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s 2017 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and one of TripAdvisor’s 2016 “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visitors can enjoy the quintessential vacation experience beginning with the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, or choose from a surprising list of attractions and cultural venues and a colorful culinary scene.  With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Break Beach Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY.  To order a complimentary comprehensive Official Visitors Guide or book a stay, visit DaytonaBeach.com. For real-time updates, visit Facebook.com/DaytonaBeach or Twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFun.

Indian Motorcycle Racing Secures Manufacturer’s Championship

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Manufacturer’s ChampionshipIndian Motorcycle Racing Secures Manufacturer’s Championship With Jared Mees’ Second-Place Finish At Peoria TT

The Indian Wrecking Crew & Scout FTR750 Obtain the 2017 AFT Manufacturer’s Championship with 11 Victories & 30 Total Podiums Through 14 Races

Press Release: After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle has won the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship after a second-place finish at the Peoria TT.

Indian Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees locked in the title for Indian Motorcycle with a strong second-place finish. Teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker finished strong in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

“Securing the Manufacturer’s Championship through 14 races is an unbelievable accomplishment,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “To return to professional flat track racing after more than 60 years away from the sport and win the championship on a brand-new Scout FTR750 race bike is a testament to all the hard work from the entire Indian Motorcycle Racing team.”

American Flat Track recognizes Manufacturer Champions in each class. The manufacturer that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the Manufacturer Champion.  With four races remaining, and Indian ahead of the next manufacturer by more than of 100 points, Indian Motorcycle has guaranteed a Manufacturer Championship.

Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew have combined for 30 of the season’s 42 total podiums. Mees, the season’s point leader, holds a 41-point lead ahead of Smith, while Baker rounds out the top three in the season’s standings.  Mees and Smith have tallied 11 first-place finishes, with seven going to Mees and four to Smith.

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, has its sights set on an individual championship as American Flat Track returns to the Springfield Mile on September 3.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

 

Motorcycle Industry Welcomes Ban On Gas Powered Vehicles
The Motorcycle Industry Association (U.K.) has welcomed reports of a ban on new fossil fuel-powered vehicles starting 2040, saying it will be a “tremendous stimulus” for bike makers.

The Government is due to announce a ban on the sale of new petrol (gasoline) and diesel vehicles from 2040 as part of an effort to tackle air pollution, according to several national newspapers. The measure is expected to include a ban on new hybrid vehicles and “could mark the beginning of the end of the prevalence of the internal combustion engine in automotive transport,” reports www.BritishDealerNews.co.uk.

The announcement will be in line with a similar commitment already made by France.

Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), pointed out that no specific mention had been made of motorcycles but added: “I think there’s a great opportunity.”

“For all the congestion-busting abilities of motorcycles and the abilities to make electric bikes I think it’s a tremendous stimulus for the motorcycle industry,” Kenward predicts. “It’s a tremendous commercial trigger to push on with electric motorcycles.”

Motorcycles made before 2007 are already set to be hit by a £12.50 ($16.10 USD) daily pollution toll for entering London beginning in 2020.

India Becomes World’s Largest Motorcycle Manufacturer
India has dethroned China from a long reign as the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, having already overtaken China to become the largest domestic motorcycle market three years ago.  The growth curve is continuing, as India’s growing domestic market and partnerships with English and European bike builders have put the country at the forefront of worldwide two-wheeled production.

While overall new motorcycle sales in the U.S. have been about 500,000 a year, and around 125,000 are sold in the United Kingdom, the total sales of machines made in India for the last financial year came to 17.6 million – more every three days than are sold in the UK in a year; more every 11 days than are sold annually in America.

Meanwhile, China’s domestic motorcycle market has been in decline for five years as government policy has incentivized electric bicycle sales and denied motorcycles access to city centers across China.

Conversely, the relentless growth of motorcycle sales in India is beginning to reshape the global marketplace.  According to New Atlas, sales within India grew 6.9% last year, thanks to a fast-growing 1.32 billion domestic population that is quickly urbanizing and emerging from poverty — India has the fastest GDP growth of any major country.  A massive India-wide road construction program is also fueling car and bike sales, just as it did in America a century ago.

Currently India’s domestic motorcycle marketplace is dominated by sub-125cc scooters and motorcycles, but larger capacity “luxury” classes are taking an increasing share as the market matures.  Royal Enfield, built in India for the past 62 years, sold more than 700,000 motorcycles last year, a figure nearly equal to the combined worldwide sales of Harley-Davidson, KTM, BMW, Triumph, and Ducati, and their production target for this fiscal year is 900,000.

Millions Of Licensed Motorcyclists Don’t Ride
Nearly 8 million Americans have a motorcycle license, but don’t own a bike.  These phantom riders, referred to as “Sleeping License Holders,” have come to the attention of motorcycle manufacturers seeking new customers as baby boomers age out of riding; wanting to wake them up.

Many of these ‘sleepers’ were active motorcyclists who had things happen in their life that caused them to quit riding: marriage, kids, financial pressures, a job that demands most of their time or simply a change in interests.  Others completed rider training, got their license, but never bought a bike.

All of which has led Harley-Davidson, Indian and other bike makers to devise new marketing strategies.

Harley has set a goal of attracting 2 million new U.S. riders in the next decade and says it’s committed to introducing 100 new motorcycles over the next 10 years, including an electric bike, and that effort is expected to bring some sleeping license holders into bike ownership.

Indian Motorcycle Co. is also digging into why the sleepers aren’t taking that next step to become motorcycle owners.  “I think, collectively as an industry, we need to answer that,” said Kevin Reilly, vice president of motorcycle marketing for Indian.

The median age of U.S. motorcyclists is about 45, according to a report in Cycle World magazine, with an overwhelming number of new bike buyers over the age of 50. Read More

EZ Mount Solo Seat

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EZ Mount Solo Seat

From Drag Specialties Seats

Ride easy on the comforts of the EZ Mount Solo Seat from Drag Seats. This seat has an interior molded from polyurethane foam that sits on a 3/16” ABS thermoformed seat base for a perfect fit that provides maximum comfort. This seat covers the two seat fender studs, providing a low, clean look, and moving the rider forward 1 ½” compared to stock seats. Solar-reflective leather in the seating area ensures your seat never gets too hot while sitting in the sun. The fully carpeted bottom with rubber bumpers protects your ride’s paint from bumps and scratches. Made in the USA for 15-17 FXSB models, the suggested retail price is $272.95.

http://www.dragspecialties.com/products/?productId=461585

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

 

MC Members Being Arrested For Unlawful Carry Without Cause

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Unlawful CarryMC Members Being Arrested For Unlawful Carry Without Cause

The MPP is issuing this Travel Advisory to all members and associates of motorcycle clubs traveling in or to the state of Texas.

By David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

WARNING- As a motorcycle club member, there is a legitimate risk of being arrested for Unlawful Carry of a Weapon in the state of Texas solely because of membership or association with a motorcycle club, even if you posses a legitimate carry permit recognized by the state. The MPP believes that the risk is exponentially higher for members and associates of 1% motorcycle clubs.

ABC News in El Paso reported this last weekend that 5 members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were arrested for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon (click to read article), even though every one could legally possess a weapon, solely because of their membership or association with the motorcycle club. They were initially stopped by the El Paso PD Gang Unit for an alleged failure to properly signal. All 5 men are from New Mexico and were traveling to El Paso to attend a funeral for a deceased member. (NOTE: The MPP has confirmed that only 3 of the 5 were members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club).

This is not a isolated event. In November 2015, the MPP reported that “the trend to confiscate handguns and revoke legally obtained permits from motorcycle club members in America is on the rise.

From Houston to Long Island, and now back to Texas, law enforcement is aggressively targeting the gun rights of those in motorcycle clubs.” (See Revoking Gun Rights from Motorcycle Clubs is on the Rise, November 12, 2015). That trend, particularly in Texas, shows no signs of slowing down.

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Indian Motorcycle Celebrates Burt Munro’s Legacy

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Photo credit: Lee Munro & Team Photo – Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle Celebrates Burt Munro’s Legacy and the 50th Anniversary Of His Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats

Historic Tribute Highlighted by “Spirit of Munro” Land Speed Runs and Capped Off by Moonlit Screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” with Director Roger Donaldson

Press Release: This past weekend, Indian Motorcycle kicked off the 69th annual Bonneville Speed Week by paying tribute to its iconic heritage and the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro’s historic land speed record in grand fashion. The tribute was highlighted by commemorative land speed runs by Munro’s great nephew Lee Munro on a modified 2017 Indian Scout appropriately named “Spirit of Munro.” America’s first motorcycle company capped off the weekend with something that had never been done before – a moonlit screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” under the desert sky for Speed Week campers.

Burt Munro’s

Photo Credit Alfonse Palaima

The World’s Fastest Indian,” staring Sir Anthony Hopkins, immortalized Burt Munro and the historic under-1000 cc world record run of his 1920 Scout Streamliner in August of 1967. Prior to its special commemorative screening on the Bonneville campground, the film’s director Roger Donaldson and Burt’s son and grand nephew,

John and Lee Munro, shared anecdotes about the making of the film, Burt Munro and the impact his achievements have had on Indian Motorcycle and motorcycling in general. The talks and screening drew throngs of Speed Week attendees who were captivated by the feature film, cheering and clapping throughout as they watched under an immaculate starry night sky.

Burt Munro’s

Photo credit: Lee Munro & Team Photo – Indian Motorcycle

“I’ve seen the movie countless times. But to watch it with Speed Week attendees, the Munro family and the film’s director on the very Bonneville grounds that the film was based upon, was a surreal experience,” said Reid Wilson, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director. “It was a special way to honor Burt and the perfect way to compliment the efforts of Lee Munro and our Spirit of Munro racing team on the Salt Flats that weekend.”

Indian Motorcycle teamed up with Kiwi road racer Lee Munro, Burt Munro’s great nephew, to celebrate the 50th anniversary and recreate the historic run during the 69th annual Speed Week. A team of engineers worked nights and weekends to create and refine Lee’s “Spirit of Munro” Motorcycle, a modified and partially streamlined 2017 Scout. The team’s goal was to match Burt’s land speed record of 184 MPH to fully pay tribute to his run. To qualify for Bonneville, Lee achieved his speed licenses through runs at El Mirage Dry Lakebed in California, while even securing a land speed record of 186.681 MPH in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350cc class during his rookie run and surpassing the team’s original goal.

Burt Munro’s

Photo Credit Alfonse Palaima

Entering Bonneville, the team’s new goal was to eclipse the 200 MPH mark. However, Lee’s runs proved to be a battle against the elements. Lee attempted his first two runs on the five-mile short course, resulting in his top performance of the weekend at 191.28 MPH and an unofficial run due to timer technical error. The following day, Lee and team made gearing changes and took the modified 2017 Indian Scout out on Bonneville’s nine-mile long course. Unfortunately, high winds and rough overall conditions hindered the motorcycle, resulting in 186.415 MPH in his lone run of the day. On Monday, the team took another attempt on a newly routed long course, yet rough surface conditions forced Munro to exit his run before completing the timed section.

“It was my greatest honor to represent Indian Motorcycle in such an incredible tribute to my great uncle on this historic 50th Anniversary,” said Lee Munro. “We may not have had the results we were after, but piloting a modified Indian Scout on the same salt as my great Uncle Burt will forever be one of my most-cherished experiences. I’m looking forward to future runs and more success with my teammates and friends at Indian Motorcycle.”

For more information on Indian Motorcycle and its commemorative Burt Munro 50th Anniversary visit IndianMotorcycle.com, or follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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

Shotgun High-Pipes For Dyna

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Shotgun High-PipesShotgun High-Pipes For ’06-up Harley-Davidson Dyna

Change the look and sound of your Dyna without breaking the bank.

Shotgun High-Pipes Pipes from Lowbrow Customs fit 2006 and later Harley-Davidson Dynas, offering both aggressive styling and sound. Direct bolt-on fitment with the included mounting bracket and hardware make this exhaust change an easy afternoon project.

Whether giving you added ground clearance on a scrambler or tracker, or just for high-and-tight style on a rigid or swingarm Dyna, the Shotgun Exhaust Pipes from Lowbrow Customs make quick work of changing your motorcycle’s look and sound. Quick and easy bolt-on install with the included heavy-duty mounting bracket and hardware. Included with each set are:

– Two exhaust pipes in your choice of chrome or high-temp black
– Mounting brackets in your favorite color, black
– Mounting hardware
– Requires use of your existing stock exhaust flanges
– Compatible with Lowbrow Customs Cast Heat Shields
– Shotgun Exhaust Pipes include 02 sensor bungs to accept your stock 02 sensors
Shotgun High-Pipes
Lowbrow Customs’ Dyna Shotgun Exhaust Pipes are $224.95 (black) or $299.95 (chrome) and are in stock and ready to ship today. For more details or to place your order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com. DISCLAIMER: Dyna Shotgun Exhaust Pipes are not legal for sale or use in California.

lowbrow-customs-logo-2017Lowbrow Customs is run by a tight-knit crew based in Brunswick, Ohio, USA and has been at the forefront of design in custom motorcycle parts for bobbers and choppers since 2004.

Today At The Best Party Anywhere!

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Today At The Best Party Anywhere!

Follow The Legendary Buffalo Chip on Facebook for Live Coverage!

Must Attend Events:

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Thunder in the Smokies 15th Annual Fall Rally

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Fall RallyThunder in the Smokies 15th Annual Fall Rally

Press Release: It only happens once a season — our Fall Thunder in the Smokies Rally. We have lots of exciting music, fire dancers, bike games, tour ride, bike show and some of the best roads to ride in the world. You don’t want to miss this exciting rally. It’s our last one of the year.

Buy a weekend pass, get one free
See Website for details. Offer valid for online ticket purchases only.

September 8-10, 2017
15th Annual Fall Rally
Come ride the Great Smoky Mountains
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

 

 

Today At The Best Party Anywhere!

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Today At The Best Party Anywhere!

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Indian Motorcycle Racing Secures Fifth Podium Sweep

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Indian Motorcycle Racing Secures Its Fifth Podium Sweep Of 2017 Season At Black Hills Half-Mile

Jared Mees Captures Seventh Victory of the Season; 

Scout FTR750 Tallies 29 Total Podiums 

Press Release: The Indian Wrecking Crew and the Scout FTR750 secured their 11th first-place finish and fifth podium sweep of the 2017 American Flat Track season at the Black Hills Half-Mile. Season points leader Jared Mees captured his seventh win of the season, while fellow Wrecking Crew riders Bryan Smith and Brad Baker placed second and third, respectfully.

During the Black Hills Half-Mile Main Event Mees built a lead of over two seconds before a red flag called for a restart. Mees continued his incredible performance and got out well ahead of the field during the restart, while Smith and Baker battled for second.

“With two races in three days, we all had our work cut out for us and my team did an incredible job prepping the Scout FTR750,” said Mees. “With six races remaining, we feel we’re hitting our stride and are putting ourselves in a good position to bring home the championship.”

Through 13 races this season, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 have secured 29 of the season’s 39 podiums. The Indian Wrecking Crew holds the top three positions in the season’s point standings with Mees at 272, Smith at 236 and Baker jumping back into third with 196 total points.

“For our team to sweep the Black Hills Half-Mile after running a challenging track at the Buffalo Chip TT just two nights earlier says a lot about their commitment and preparation,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “It’s no secret the Wrecking Crew is the team to beat. And despite that, Jared, Bryan and Brad continue to bring their very best at each and every race. With six races remaining, we’re making a strong push for the Manufacturer and Individual Championships.”

American Flat Track recognizes Manufacturer Champions in each class. The manufacturer that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the Manufacturer Champion. With its 11th victory on the season, Indian Motorcycle Racing has a sizable lead for the Manufacturer Championship heading into the final six races of the 2017 season.

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Peoria TT on August 13.

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

19th Annual Fire Hogs Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride

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Fire Hogs19th Annual Fire Hogs Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride

On August 26, 2017, the LAFD Chapter of the Fire Hogs will be hosting their 19th annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride, starting at the LAFD Fire Museum in Hollywood CA, 1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA and ending at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas, CA.,  This event has drawn up to 400 participants each year.

The Fire Hogs are a group of professional Firefighters both active and retired.  The Club was founded in 1991 for the purpose of promoting camaraderie of other motorcycle enthusiasts among their ranks and raising funds for selected charities.  For your records, we are exempt from federal income taxes under section 501c3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code:  ID #54-2099028 for your tax deductible contributions to the LAFD Fire Hog Foundation.

To date, the Fire Hogs have collected and donated over $350,000 to such charities as the Fallen Officers Fund, Children’s Hospital, Downed Officers Fund , New York Fallen Firefighters Fund, Alisa Ann Rosch Burn Foundation, and our primary recipient — The Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association’s Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund, which received $25,000.00 from this one day event last year.

Ride starts:
LAFD Fire Museum
1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

$25 per person, $30 at the door

Tickets on sale at www.Firehogs.org

 

AMA Land Speed Grand Championship

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Land SpeedMotorcyclists to attempt to break records at AMA Land Speed Grand Championship 

Registration to race at Bonneville still open

Press Release: The world’s fastest motorcycle racers will have their chance to set national and world records at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship in Wendover, Utah, Aug. 26-31.

“Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is the pinnacle of land-speed racing,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “Not only do competitors race against others in their class for AMA National No. 1 plates, they also compete to set new world records.”

The Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, is the premier motorcycle land-speed racing event in the world. This AMA-sanctioned event, which also includes Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme recognition, offers competitors the opportunity to collect AMA national and FIM world records aboard machines from 50cc mini-bikes to 3,000cc streamliners.

Racers have until Aug. 18 to register for the event online at www.bonnevillespeedtrials.com/entry/. While participants can register the day of the event, those who sign up online before the event will receive a special discount.

For more information or question about the event, email info@bonnevillespeedtrials.com or visit www.bonnevillespeedtrials.com. Read More

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Easyriders Fowlerville Rodeo

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You Don’t Want To Miss This!

Easyriders’ Rodeo Tour rolls back into Fowlerville, Michigan August 18 – 20, and they’re bringing some friends! See BOTH bands with a one day pass for just $25 or get a weekend pass and camp the weekend!

Ride-in bike show, poker crawl, Circus Una’s motorcycle high-wire act, dirt track motorcycle competition, trade show, bar stool races, NTC drift trike racing, and more! Easyriders’ Rodeo Tour 2017 featuring The Fryed Brothers Band

August 18-20 at The Fowlerville Fairgrounds!

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Harley-Davidson Announces Guns N’ Roses Co-Branded Capsule Collection

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Guns N’ RosesHarley-Davidson Announces Guns N’ Roses Co-Branded Capsule Collection

Collection Exclusively Available at Participating Harley-Davidson Dealerships Worldwide

Press Release: In honor of this century’s most anticipated and celebrated tour making its way back to the United States, Harley-Davidson is pleased to announce the launch of a special capsule collection, in conjunction with the Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour.  Available in early August, the limited-edition line of men and women’s wear, created in partnership with Bravado International Group, Inc., will be sold exclusively at Harley-Davidson dealerships around the world.

“We are excited to partner with Bravado to celebrate Guns N’ Roses as this collaboration brings two brands together in an expression of freedom and rebellion,” said Mary Kay Lee, Director of Harley-Davidson General Merchandise. “The new styles will only be available for a limited time, so visit your local Harley-Davidson dealership to check them out.”

“Harley-Davidson and Guns N’ Roses share in common respect for freedom of expression, passion for life and a dedication to adventure,” said John Burke, Vice President, Harley-Davidson Operations, Bravado. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring a unique collection to both Guns N’ Roses and Harley-Davidson fans and celebrate the homecoming of this epic, global tour.”

Available exclusively at Harley-Davidson dealerships, the capsule collection will include Men’s and Women’s printed shirts, in an assortment of styles and colors.  Prices starting at $30 USD.

Not In This Lifetime Tour ticket information available at  www.gunsnroses.com

About Harley-Davidson
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

About Bravado
Bravado is the leading global provider of consumer, lifestyle and branding services to recording artists and entertainment brands around the world. Part of Universal Music Group, the leader in music-based entertainment, Bravado represents artists in more than 40 cities and provides services including sales, licensing, branding, marketing and e-commerce. Their extensive global distribution network gives artists and brands the opportunity to create deeper connections with their fans through apparel, consumer packaged goods and unique experiences.

*Available at participating Harley-Davidson dealerships.  Visit or call your local Harley-Davidson dealership for availability. Collection is manufactured exclusively by Bravado International Group, Inc.  Under license from Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

 

Floorboards for Sportster, Dyna, and Softail

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FloorboardsFloorboards for Sportster, Dyna, and Softail

Press Release: DK Custom Products Presents their revolutionary floorboards for Sportster, Dyna, and Softail models. These Floorboards mount just like a Standard Footpeg. Fits Mid-Control or Forward Control on Harleys in place of Footpegs. Easy Forward/Rearward Adjustment (3″ range). Adjustable set screw for different lateral angles. Floorboards will fold-up. Increased Lean Angle over stock footpegs. 12″ x 4.75″ Platform with a Black Rubber Insert/Mat for Secure Comfortable Footing. Fits all Harley’s that uses a standard male clevis footpeg. Also available in Chrome!
Item #: DK-BLK-FLB
Starting at $219.95
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Spectro 66 Minibike Giveaway

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Spector 66 Minibike GiveawaySpectro 66 Minibike Giveaway

Spectro Oils are running a fun giveaway…they are giving away a 105cc mini bike decked out in “Spectro 66” decals (Spectro was founded in 1966).

Enter here for a chance to win a 105cc mini bike. The Spectro 66 Mini Bike is decked out with Spectro Oils #66 decals. You can also connect with Spectro Oils on Facebook or Instagram (@SpectroOils) for another chance to win…good luck!

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Harley On The Podium At The Buffalo Chip TT

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AFT GNC TT, Sturgis, SD 8-6-2017

Johnson Puts Factory Harley XG750R On The Podium At The Buffalo Chip TT

Huge Sturgis Rally Crowd Cheers Thrilling Race on a Challenging Course

Press Release: Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team rider Jake Johnson raced the team’s Harley-Davidson XG750R competition motorcycle to a third-place finish at the Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track (AFT) Twins national at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground. Racing in front of a packed crowd on hand for the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Johnson scored the first podium finish for the new XG750R flat tracker and his best finish of the season.

This feels as good as a win,” said Johnson. “Obviously we want to win every time we line up, but the team has been working so hard this season with a new bike and to finally come through and get on the box is a real confidence booster. We know we have the speed and the bike was really working great tonight.”

The Harley-Davidson XG750R flat tracker is a competition motorcycle powered by a race-modified, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Revolution X™ V-Twin engine originally engineered for the Harley-Davidson Street 750. The XG750R flat tracker motorcycle is not a production model. The Revolution X V-Twin engine is for sale through Harley-Davidson dealers today and can be modified for racing use by aspiring dealers and privateers.

Johnson was in the mix all night as the AFT Twins racers battled for the first time ever in the middle of the Buffalo Chip campground complex on a nine-turn, half-mile TT course that included the season’s only right-hand first turn and a jump on the back stretch.

podium“The track was really tough. It was like racing on a go-kart track,” said Johnson. “And the crowd was wild and right up to the fence. You could look down see the fans when we went over the jump. We even had zip-liners flying overhead. It was really fun to be racing here in front of all of these motorcycle fans at the center of Sturgis Rally action.”

Johnson brought his XG750R home third in a heat race and then won his semi-final heat to earn the second seed and a front-row starting position for the 25-lap main. Johnson was running in fourth place when the race was stopped on lap 10 when a hay bale used to mark the edge of the course was dragged on the track and scattered over the racing line. Johnson was again in fourth place when the race was stopped on lap 15 for a crashed rider. On the ensuing re-start, a motorcycle bottomed out on the jump and spilled oil on the track and the race was halted for the third time. Johnson moved up to third place when racing resumed and held that position to the finish.

Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team rider Kenny Coolbeth Jr. also made the main on a Factory XG750R after finished third in his semi-final heat. Coolbeth ran as high as fifth place in the main but slipped back on the final re-start and finished the race in 11 place. Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team rider Brandon Robinson did not make the main after crashing in his semi-final heat.

Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team will race in the Black Hills area for the second time during the Sturgis Rally on August 8 at the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team is proudly partnered with Vance & Hines Motorsports.

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.

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DirtQuake 2017 – No Rules Racing

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DirtQuakeDirtQuake 2017 – No Rules Racing

By Alicia Mariah Elfving
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

Before jumping in to trying to describe the awesomeness that happened at last weekend’s DirtQuake USA in Castle Rock, Washington… we need to review the history of DirtQuake itself.
Dubbed “the Motorcycle Lifestyle Festival” by the DirtQuake folks themselves, they have the perfect explanation for it’s inception. “Irreverent racing is at the heart of DirtQuake. The action takes place on high-adrenaline, loose-surface oval circuits without the hassle, rules and costs usually associated with motorsport. DirtQuake is inclusive – giving riders, enthusiasts and even pro racers a unique chance to take on all comers.” Beginning in the UK, the event made it’s way to America just three years ago. Hosted by Sideburn Magazine and See See Motorcycles, it’s a big weekend long party surrounding fun races that, for $75, anyone with a safe motorcycle can participate in. Tickets cost $20 for the day/$30 for the weekend, and $20 per vehicle to camp.

Camp grounds were filled with big RVs, stylish vans, adventure trucks, and all different kinds and sizes of motorcycles were blasting around every which way. Dogs riding on the tank, kids driving golf carts, youngins riding side-by-side with their parents. Essentially a motorcycle Shangri-La, fun is being had on two wheels everywhere you look. An estimated three wheelies were popped every second that went by, smiles and laughter everywhere.

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Accutronix Big Twin Transmission Dipstick

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AccutronixAccutronix Big Twin Transmission Dipstick

KNURLED for 2007-Up

Press Release: Accutronix has added a Transmission Dipstick to our line of billet products. These Knurled dipsticks replace the OEM # 37065-06 item and really clean up the look of the transmission. Our Knurled transmission dipsticks are machined from 6061 T6 Billet Aluminum & are available Brilliantly Chrome Plated or in our “Night Series”. The Night Series is Black Anodized, then areas are machined again. Yielding a contrast of a Black Anodized & a raw aluminum finish.
AccutronixItem # TDS01-KC (Chrome) # TDS01-KN (Night Series)

Retail $49.95

Accutronix Motorcycle Products
623-516-9600
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