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Harley-Davidson Set To Dominate 75th Daytona Bike Week

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Over 100 Motorcycles Available for Demo Rides, Largest-Ever Speedway Display Venue, Brand-New Editor’s Choice Bike Show & Main Street Nighttime Parties

Sunscreen and gasoline will fuel the fun when Harley-Davidson rolls into Florida as the only official motorcycle of the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12. Harley-Davidson knows how to throw an anniversary celebration, and the Motor Company is ready to kick Daytona 2016 into high gear with an expanded slate of parties, free demo rides on its most powerful lineup of Cruiser motorcycles ever and a new Editor’s Choice Bike Show that will make the best motorcycles and their owners famous.

       “Harley-Davidson invites all riders to pack their saddlebags and shake off the winter blues with us at Daytona Bike Week,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson U.S. Marketing Director. “For 75 years, riders have gathered in Daytona to celebrate the sport and jump start a new year of moto-freedom, and Harley-Davidson has always been at the heart of this tradition. Warm weather, music, bikes and good vibes; you can’t beat Daytona in March.”

For complete information on Harley-Davidson activities and events during Daytona Bike Week visit h-d.com/daytona and download the H-D Daytona mobile app.

Harley Headquarters at the Speedway
Harley-Davidson is setting up Bike Week camp at a new location just off International Speedway Blvd. on the recently remodeled grounds of Daytona International Speedway, where it has consolidated all of its official Bike Week activities into one spacious, action-packed venue. Open March 5-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily with free motorcycle parking, this expanded Harley-Davidson location will offer: 

  • Motorcycle Demos: See and ride more than 100 new 2016 Harley-Davidson models including 16 fully customized bikes. Demo models include the new Road Glide Ultra motorcycle, three powerful S Series models, the just-announced CVO™ Pro Street Breakout® and the new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight models.
  • NEW See It/Try It/Buy It: A selection of new Genuine MotorClothes will be available for purchase on site, including Willie G. and H.O.G.® Commemorative Merchandise. Also, visit with Harley-Davidson fit consultants at the H-D1™ Fit Shop for any of our motorcycle customization needs.
  • H.O.G. Rally Point at the Speedway: Meet Harley-Davidson staff at the H.O.G. Rally Point. Pick up a cool pin (only for Harley Owners Group members), check out the new Harley-Davidson Museum® racing heritage display and the H.O.G. P&A Project Bike.

Harley-Davidson Events during Bike Week:
Grand Opening
Monday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Band Shell at 70 Boardwalk in Daytona Beach (Behind the Hilton Hotel on North Atlantic Ave.)
Join Harley-Davidson, Daytona dignitaries and other major sponsors of Daytona Bike Week as we kick off a week of activities. Musical entertainment, food and beverages will be available.

Harley-Davidson Main Street Party
Monday, March 7, 7 p.m. to close
Location: Dirty Harry’s on Main Street
Kick off Bike Week with the Harley-Davidson crew and arena-rock tribute band Hairball.

H.O.G. Rally Rendezvous
Sunday, March 6 and Thursday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Full Moon Saloon on Main Street
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week with fellow H.O.G. members. These events are open to members and one guest with valid H.O.G. membership card. Each attendee will receive two beverage coupons and one food coupon. Capacity is limited.

NEW MDA Women’s Ride
Tuesday, March 8, 8 a.m. registration
Location: Harley-Davidson display at the Speedway
This new all-day woman’s ride, led by a team of Harley-Davidson female employees, will take riders through the back roads of Daytona Beach to lunch on Flagler Beach and an afternoon of rest at the Broken Spoke. For more information and to sign up, go to MDA Daytona Women’s Ride.

NEW Editor’s Choice H-D Bike Show
Wednesday, March 9, 8 a.m. registration; awards at 4 p.m.
Location: Broken Spoke, 1151 North US Highway 1, Ormond Beach, Fla.
This prestigious custom bike show will be judged by top employees from the Motor Company as well as celebrity editors from leading motorcycle publications, such as Cycle Source, American Iron, Easyriders, The Horse, Bikernet, Thunder Press and Hot Bike, awarding trophies and cash prizes. Don’t miss the chance to get your bike published in one of these magazines.

For the duration of Bike Week, Harley-Davidson is partnering with three iconic Daytona Beach Main Street establishments as the official motorcycle sponsor at The Bank and Blues Club, Dirty Harry’s and the Full Moon Saloon.

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

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

Roar Through The 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week With Victory Motorcycles

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The New Victory Octane, demo rides, performance demonstrations, organized tours, special events

Victory Motorcycles plans to roar into the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12, led by the new Victory Octane, with demo rides, performance demonstrations, custom bike displays, organized rides and much more including the presenting sponsorship of the historic Daytona 200 roadrace featuring the Victory Octane as the official pace bike for 2016.
        “Bike Week kicks off the riding season and serves as the perfect place to showcase our modern American muscle with the all-new Victory Octane – the lightest, most powerful and quickest Victory Motorcycle ever produced,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Victory’s goal this year is to highlight the outstanding performance of all of our models, and Victory’s activities and displays in Daytona are the perfect place to see how we’re pushing the performance envelope.”

Victory Motorcycles’ Daytona Bike Week schedule:

Octane –Launch Party (316 Main Street)
7 p.m. – Midnight, March 5
Victory Motorcycles made Daytona Main Street history last year by throwing the biggest party on the strip, and this year promises to take it to the next level! Red Bull action sports athlete Aaron Colton will join Velocity TV’s Bryan Fuller in hosting the launch party for the all-new Victory Octane – the lightest, most powerful and quickest motorcycle Victory has ever produced. Live music from Raw Adrenaline, tons of giveaways and the reveal of a brand new motorcycle World Record insure this will be the party not to miss at Bike Week! Visit the company display at the speedway for more information.

Victory on Display (International Speedway Blvd., in front of the track)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
See the entire line of 2016 Victory motorcycles, including the all-new Victory Octane, check out the Victory Gunner NHRA drag racer and Project 156 Pike’s Peak Hill Climb bike, inspect the Urs Erbacher ‘Ignition’ and Zach Ness ‘Combustion’ concept models, witness hourly shows by the Victory Stunt Team and Victory Police Motorcycles operators, and sign up for the chance to win a new Victory Octane. The latest Victory apparel will be available for purchase, and Victory owners can pick up their 2016 Daytona Bike Week commemorative pin from any staff member at the display by showing proof of Victory ownership.

Victory Demo Rides (International Speedway Blvd., adjacent to the Victory Motorcycles display)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have a chance to experience true modern American muscle by riding the entire line of 2016 Victory Motorcycles, including the new Victory Octane cruiser, Victory Magnum® bagger, Victory Cross Country Tour® and electric Empulse® TT. All riders must present a valid motorcycle endorsement. Riders and passengers must be 18 or older and wear proper riding attire that includes a DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, long pants and eye protection.

Victory at Main Street Station (316 Main Street)
6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Daily
Victory Motorcycles will be at the Main Street Station historic garage bar music venue all week. Be sure to stop by for giveaways, live music and other activities.
Daily Activities At Two Local Dealers
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily
Stop in at IMC Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach) and Volusia Motorsports (1701 State Rd. 44, New Smyrna Beach) for motorcycles, accessories, apparel, and a host of unique special events. Visit www.Volusia-Motorsports.com and www.IndianMotorcycleDaytonaBeach.com for full details.

Grizzly Launches Around the World Record Attempt on a Cross Country Tour (Daytona International Speedway Victory Display)
1 p.m., March 11
Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita will ride away from Daytona International Speedway at 1 p.m. in a quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Owners of Victory motorcycles are invited to join Grizzly for one lap of the Daytona 200 road course prior to the start of his world record-breaking attempt.

Victory Owners Ride (Daytona International Speedway)
March 11
Always a major Bike Week event, the Victory Owners Ride this year will incorporate Grizzly’s world record attempt. Get together at Daytona International Speedway, ride one lap of the Daytona 200 road course, then escort Grizzly out of town during this first part of his journey. Volusia Motorsports will be hosting a gathering at 9 a.m., prior to the Owners Ride. Visit the company display for more information.

75th Running of the Daytona 200 (Daytona International Speedway)
March 12
Victory Motorcycles is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 75th Running of the Daytona 200. Come and check out this historic race and witness the all-new Octane thunder down the track as the Official Pace Bike for the race. Log on to http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/ for more information.

Visit VictoryMotorcycles.com/en-us/event for an up-to-date schedule of events. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Let’s Make History and Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona & Daytona Harley-Davidson March 4-13, 2016

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Let’s Make History!  The 75th anniversary of Daytona Bike Week will be the biggest and best motorcycle rally in history!  Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona – home of Daytona Harley-Davidson – is the go to place for motorcycle enthusiasts with major concerts, over one hundred industry-leading motorcycle vendors, daily live music, Baddest Bagger Contest, Ride-In Shows, Swimsuit Competition, motorcycles, tons of free parking and so much more.  The Rossmeyer team has ramped up their inventory and staff to accelerate your shopping and service experience in its 109,000 sq. ft. showroom and service facility.  

       Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe, General Manager, is proud to announce that two custom-built 75th Anniversary commemorative GEICO Motorcycle show bikes will be on display at the GEICO Motorcycle booth at Destination Daytona!  “These two bikes were donated by Daytona Harley-Davidson and customized by Misfit Industries in cooperation with GEICO Motorcycle. We are extremely excited to see how Misfit Industries has customized these two Harley-Davidson Road Kings,” says Shelly. “The customization will not only be a head turner, but is a fitting tribute to our longstanding partnership with GEICO Motorcycle.”  

       The stage is set at Saints & Sinners Pub, home of the Giant Sandwich and party headquarters for live music every day and night.  The Pub will also host the March 5 Full Throttle Magazine Bike Week Kick-Off Party & 10 Class Bike Show and the March 10, People’s Choice American V-Twin Custom Bike Show where you can show off your custom ride.
       The all new Jesters Live at Destination Daytona (formerly Coca-Cola Pavilion) is offering a huge lineup of events and concerts at the 35,000 sq. ft. premier entertainment pavilion.  Headliners include Buckcherry and Blackberry Smoke; Black Label Society with Big House Pete; Creedence Clearwater Revisited with opener Chris Hennessee; and, The Charlie Daniels Band with The Marshall Tucker Band. There will also be a Swimsuit USA Contest, Arm Wrestling tournament as well as several daytime Bike Shows including Warren Lane’s True Grit and Perewitz Custom Paint Show. For details and concert ticket information, visit www.JestersLive.com.  Concert tickets can be purchased on-line or on your smartphone.
       You are invited to join the party and be part of history at this year’s landmark event and celebrate 75 years of Daytona Bike Week with one of the World’s largest Harley-Davidson dealerships!  For more information on Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona or for the complete Bike Week event schedule, visit www.BruceRossmeyer.com.  

2017 Victory Octane – Delivering Raw Adrenaline: The Modern American Musclebike

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Every high-octane horsepower enthusiast is familiar with the muscle car formula: take a big motor, insert it into a lightweight chassis, then delete any creature comforts or other unnecessary accessories. What’s left is just what you need to go very fast, and nothing else.
       The all-new 2017 Victory Octane is the two-wheeled expression of that concept, with a modern twist. This is raw adrenaline that rules the streets. A 1200cc, liquid-cooled V-twin—Victory’s first-ever liquid-cooled engine—utilizes dual overhead cams and four-valve heads to rev beyond 8000 rpm and put down an authoritative 104 horsepower. That’s more horsepower than any Victory motorcycle ever built. And weighing just 528 pounds, it’s the lightest Victory motorcycle ever built, too. No surprise, then, that Octane is also the quickest Victory down the quarter-mile, and the fastest from 0-60 mph, too. And with a price starting at just $10,499, Octane runs in a class of its own.
      A stiff and light cast-aluminum frame transmits every last one of those horsepower directly to the pavement. Sharp steering geometry, a tight, 62.1-inch wheelbase and 32-degrees of available lean angle deliver agility previously unknown to American V-twin motorcycles. Muscular styling cuts an undeniably modern profile and a sportbike-inspired bullet cowl improves airflow over the rider at the triple-digit speeds Octane is built to achieve. 

Developed from the Project 156 prototype that was tested at the most demanding racing event in the world—the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb™—the 60-degree V-twin features short-stroke engine geometry just like the Project 156 racer to allow higher engine rpm and more horsepower, and a quick-revving engine response more like a sportbike than any traditional American V-Twin. An electronically metered 60mm throttle body feeds high-flow, 4-valve heads operated by dual overhead cams, and liquid cooling quenches the heat that is the byproduct of generating 104 horsepower and 76 foot-pounds of tire-shredding torque. Geared short for quicker acceleration, Octane can sprint down the quarter-mile in 12 seconds and rush from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds. With the heart of a racer, Octane has power to burn.

Raw power is only half the musclebike equation. You also need a solid chassis that can transmit all that power to the pavement and also hold a tight line when bent into a corner. Octane’s solid-mounted powertrain is a stressed member that connects cast-aluminum front and rear frame sections, with twin tubular-steel backbones for added reinforcement. This rigid assembly is suspended up front by a 41mm fork equipped with dual-rate springs for solid front-end feedback over any type of pavement, and out back with stylish laydown shocks mounted 53 degrees off-horizontal, also equipped with preload-adjustable dual-rate springs. Oversized, 298mm disc brakes with stainless-steel lines at both ends wait at-the-ready for those rare occasions when you want to shed speed, instead. Cast aluminum, 10-spoke wheels are sized and shod for sure-footed handling. The 18-inch front wheel wears 130/70-18 rubber, while the 17-inch rear wheel is wrapped with a 160/70-17 tire. A low-slung solo saddle that rides just 25.9-inches above the pavement, an equally low pullback handlebar and semi-forward-set foot controls create a riding position that looks properly badass but still provides adequate support when the rider grabs a big handful of throttle and the bike wants to rocket off the line. 

There are no smooth, flowing lines here. Octane is the most aggressive Victory motorcycle ever built, and the styling has been revised to suit with harder lines, sharper creases, a more-pronounced center spine and other details that make Octane look leaner and meaner than any American motorcycle ever before. The bullet cowl is standard equipment and screams to oncoming traffic that this bike is built for speed—the only thing other riders are going to see is the LED taillight disappearing into the distance. Chrome won’t get you home, so there’s hardly any shiny stuff on Octane. The bulk of the chassis, running gear and powertrain are blacked-out, and Matte Super Steel Gray bodywork looks all business. Even the tank badge has been cast in gray instead of the traditional Victory red to create a modern, monochrome look.

Based off a proven Polaris platform, Octane uses a significant number of unique parts specifically designed and engineered to deliver the high-performance, raw-adrenaline riding experience Victory riders demand. With a high-revving engine character and surprising high-rpm power hit, it behaves more like a sportbike than any American V-twin that has come before. With unexpectedly low weight and lots of available lean angle, a well-ridden Octane will embarrass many replica-racers down a twisty stretch of pavement. And with pricing starting at just $10,499, it’s less expensive than most supersports—and tougher looking, too. Fast, capable, stylish and affordable, Victory’s Octane is the formula for the Modern American Musclebike.

Victory Motorcycles Set To Shatter Sound Barrier With New Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition

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The loudest Bagger in the industry returns in 2016 with a 200-watt 10-speaker audio system, 21” billet front wheel, custom stealth paint, LED lights and a new lower price.

Victory Motorcycles announces the return of the Magnum X-1 – the loudest Victory Bagger ever built, designed for serious music and motorcycle fans. As the 2015 model quickly sold out upon its introduction last year, the new 2016 Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition hits the scene powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound audio system. Loaded with custom features such as billet wheels, a monochrome paint scheme featuring color-matched components and LED lighting, plus a MSRP that’s $1,000 lower than last year. Availability is limited, with dealers first getting the new model starting in February.

STEALTH GRAY PAINT. The Magnum X-1’s paint job reflects the latest trend with a Stealth Gray suede monochrome style featuring color-matched hinges, fender fillers, lower frame covers, dash, speaker grills and headlight bezel. This may be the only motorcycle on the market that attracts custom fans and concert groupies.

SOUND IS NO BARRIER. The Magnum X-1, our loudest bike ever, puts you center stage as you roll down the road. Trips are measured in both miles and decibels. Twist the throttle and plug into 200 watts blasting through two 6×9 woofers and two tweeters in the saddlebags, as well as two 5.25-inch mid-bass speakers, two 2.5-inch mid-ranges and two more tweeters in the front fairing. The audio system fully integrates into any Bluetooth capable device, and features an informational window for input and song selection.

WHEELS THAT AMPLIFY. Making a statement on any stage, the Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition features the largest front wheel offered by an OEM at 21 inches. The wheels are machined from a single block of aluminum to make them both lighter and stronger to maintain the handling capabilities that have become a hallmark for Victory Motorcycles.

LED CONCERT LIGHTING. Inspired by a rock and roll laser show, the Magnum X-1’s smoke tinted LED headlight is 74% brighter than Victory’s standard halogen bulb while the bike’s thin blade LED turn signals and flush LED tail lamp glow amongst the crowd.

AN ENCORE OF ACCESSORIES. With Victory accessories, riders can customize their bike without ever missing a beat. The show just rolls on with a multitude of options to customize your set. Check out the full accessory line-up at VictoryMotorcycles.com.

The 2016 Victory Magnum X-1 starts at $23,499 ($23,749 CA, $27,999 CND). Riders will have a chance to enjoy the Magnum X-1 at the first big party of the season during Daytona Beach Bike Week, where it will be one of the featured demo models in the company display. To learn more about the Magnum X-1 and Victory Motorcycles, visit VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Roland Sands Design Races Superhooligan Scout Into Venues Across The U.S.

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Sponsored by Indian Motorcycle

Team RSD hits the track on Indian Scout Sixty custom racers
MINNEAPOLIS (February 5, 2016) — Roland Sands Design is inviting riders ready for handlebar-to-handlebar flat trackracing to join them in a series of SuperHooligan events across the U.S. Team RSD will race custom SuperHooliganIndian Scout Sixty racers that made their debut at the “Superprestigio of the Americas” in Las Vegas last year: 
      Look for the RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty race bikes Feb. 12-14 at The One Show in Portland, Ore., Feb. 19-21at Mama Tried in Milwaukee, Wis., March 8 during Bike Week in Daytona, Fla., March 19 at IV Flat Track Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., and April 8 at the Hand Built Show in Austin, TX.
        “We had a gas racing the Scout Super Hooligans in Las Vegas, so we really wanted to hit the road and do some more, similar events with riders from around the country,” said Roland Sands. “At the same time, Indian Motorcycle said it was excited about putting the Scouts on the track, so it was a natural fit to help promote these Hooligan events where we could ride!”

        The spirit of hooligan racing comes from a simpler time, when you raced – and could ride home on – any bike you owned. With its roots in Southern California motorcycle culture, today’s flat track hooligan racing category is rapidly gaining in popularity with riders of all ages and experience levels across the nation by offering the fun of motorcycle competition in a less structured environment. Combining the craft of custom motorcycles and racing the SuperHooligan rules are loose and limit the bikes to 750CC and up twins in stock frames with dirt track tires and no front brakes.

       The RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty bikes first hit the track in November 2015, in conjunction with the “Superprestigio of the Americas” flat track race sanctioned by AMA Pro Flat Track. Racers included Roland Sands, Drake McElroy, Travis Newbold, Brendon Lutes and Aaron Colton. All five bikes competed through to the class’ main event and Roland himself finished third, taking Indian Motorcycle to its first podium finish in AMA flat track in many years.

Keep up with Roland Sands Design at RolandSands.com. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

Indian Motorcycle And Red Wing Shoes Join Forces To Create New Line Of Limited-Edition, Handcrafted American Motorcycle Boots

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Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced it has partnered with Red Wing Shoes to create the new limited-edition “Red Wing Shoes Collection” of fine, handcrafted American motorcycle boots. Indian Motorcycle, founded in 1901, and Red Wing Shoes, founded in 1905, share a rich heritage of authenticity, fine handcrafted quality, and products that embody the legendary American spirit. Today both brands also share the great state of Minnesota, with only 80 miles separating their corporate headquarters.
        “It’s an honor to join forces with another iconic Minnesota-based company in creating this collection of fine handcrafted motorcycle boots,” said Dan Dahl, V.P. Red Wing Heritage. “For more than 110 years these two companies have been producing high quality American-made products to help propel this country forward and this collaboration continues that tradition. This new collection will deliver the epitome of comfort, protection, prestige and style to Indian Motorcycle riders and fans.”

The 2016 Limited-Edition Red Wing Shoes Collection for Indian Motorcycle 
(available July 2016):

Worthington (Men’s Black Pull-On Boots)
Named after the street in Springfield, Mass., where Indian Motorcycle began full-scale production in 1902, this boot is based on Red Wing Shoes’ classic Engineer style and has been modified for Indian Motorcycle riders. This 11-inch pull-on boot features plain toe styling, a Vibram 430 sole for higher grip and abrasion resistance, and an instep strap for precise fitting. The premium Red Wing Shoes Black Harness leather, original Indian Motorcycle buckles, embossed logo and all black stitching deliver the ultimate in classic motorcycle styling. These boots feature Goodyear welt construction and puritan chain stitching. MSRP: $319.99 (US) $409.99 (CAN).

Spirit Lake (Men’s Brown Lace-Up Boots)
In homage to the dedicated men and women in Spirit Lake, Iowa, who build each and every Indian Motorcycle with a passion for quality and true American craftsmanship, this boot is modeled after Red Wing Shoes’ popular Iron Ranger. It’s an 8-inch boot developed to provide a stable fit and firm ankle protection, with a Vibram 430 sole for superb grip and abrasion resistance and features a double layer leather toe cap for added protection. The premium Red Wing Shoes Amber Portage leather, gunmetal eyelets and all-brown stitching make these boots a favorite for around-town styling, comfort and rugged support. These boots feature Goodyear welt construction and triple-stitched quality. MSRP: $319.99 (US) $409.99 (CAN).

Connelly (Women’s Black Pull-On Boots)
In honor of women riders around the world and Indian Motorcycle’s 100-year heritage of supporting them, this boot is named after Catherine Connelly of Owatonna, Minn., one of the brand’s earliest female riders and loyalists. Even during the Depression, she and her husband made periodic trips to Springfield to buy new Indian Motorcycles and they would ride them back to Owatonna. This boot is based on Red Wing Shoes’ Engineer boot. This 11-inch pull-on boot features plain toe styling, Heeled Oil Resistant Cushion Crepe sole to provide grip and lighter weight, and an instep strap to adjust the fit. The premium Red Wing Shoes Black Harness leather, original Indian Motorcycle buckles, embossed logo and white stitching deliver the perfect fusion of fashion and function. These boots feature Goodyear welt construction and puritan chain stitching. MSRP: $319.99 (US) $409.99 (CAN).

       “You could say that both Indian Motorcycle and Red Wing Shoes are in the transportation business, as we’ve been transporting men, women, soldiers and workers all over this great nation for over 100 years,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Fine American craftsmanship is a rare thing in today’s world, but it’s in the DNA of both these companies and that’s why I know Indian Motorcycle riders and fans will take great pride in owning a pair of these boots.”

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Pushes Cruiser Performance To The Edge

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New Performance Cruiser Features Screamin’ Eagle Muscle and Stripped-Down Style
The original Harley-Davidson Low Rider model pushed the limits of a factory-custom motorcycle. Now Harley-Davidson delivers a new generation of performance and blacked-out style with the mid-year launch of the Low Rider S model.
       Powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine, the Low Rider S model joins the recently released Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S models as the third member of Harley-Davidson’s S Series cruiser lineup, bikes designed to deliver maximum performance with styling inspired by global custom motorcycle culture. Upgraded suspension and brakes complete the performance package of a motorcycle that’s stripped down and ready for action.

       “Riders have been asking when Harley-Davidson would build another aggressive, performance-based bike like the legendary FXR models,” said Harley-Davidson Director of Styling Brad Richards. “This is our answer to that question. The Low Rider S is informed by the current tall-bike custom trend and our own styling heritage, but also seeks to redefine Harley-Davidson performance for a new generation of riders. We wanted to really connect the rider to the road by delivering instantaneous power and agile handling with a bike that’s trimmed to the essentials.”
       Those essential elements begin with the powertrain. The Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine is a powerhouse V-Twin and the largest-displacement engine Harley-Davidson installs at the factory. Equipped with a Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather performance intake and Fat Bob-style 2-into-2 exhaust, this engine pounds out 115 foot pounds of peak torque at 3500 rpm – 13 percent more power than the standard Low Rider model. A heavy-duty clutch delivers that power to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. Cruise control enabled by electronic throttle control is standard equipment. The entire powertrain and exhaust is finished in a combination of gloss black and wrinkle black powdercoat.
       The Low Rider S model is equipped to be as maneuverable as it is powerful. Premium Ride nitrogen gas-charged emulsion shocks and a Premium Ride cartridge fork deliver exceptional handling and comfort. Front and rear suspension components react quickly to small bumps and keep the tires in contact with the road surface for confident, controlled handling and braking performance. Triple disc brakes with dual floating front rotors are equipped with standard Anti-Lock Braking System. A new solo seat, flat drag bar on 5.5-inch-tall risers and mid-mount controls put the rider in an aggressive hands-up position square over the pegs. Seat height remains low, at 26.6 inches.
       The rider views the road over a distinctive speed screen that gives the Low Rider S motorcycle instant identity on road.
       “When you ride fast in this upright position, you need a little wind protection,” said Harley-Davidson Senior Stylist Dais Nagao. “Then the way we inset the headlamp deeper into the speed screen gives the Low Rider S an aggressive face. It’s a powerful way to communicate the personality of the motorcycle.”
       The solo seat, chopped rear fender and side-mount license plate keep the rear end uncluttered. Because no other color makes a statement like black, the Low Rider S is offered only with Vivid Black on the sheet metal. Other black finishes maintain the dark theme from the forks to the console to the rear fender struts. The single exception: new Magnum Gold lightweight cast-aluminum wheels, a finish inspired by the gold-tone magnesium wheels used on race cars in the 1960s. A gold tank badge pays homage to the 1977 XLCR Café Racer model.

Visit H-D.com to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

CVO Pro Street Breakout Delivers American Muscle And Emergent Style

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Exclusive Performance Cruiser Detailed with New Dark Finishes
Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) re-writes the factory-custom style book with the introduction of the 2016 CVO  Pro Street Breakout motorcycle, a limited-production model that introduces a new, darker look utilizing cutting-edge finishes and textures applied with an obsessive eye to design and detail. Steeped in drag-racing attitude, the CVO Pro Street combines high-intensity performance with a long, muscular look that’s pure American street machine. 
       Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are customized using premium components and exclusive paint treatments and surface finishes combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom elements and techniques, and the dark styling direction of the CVO Pro Street Breakout provided the Harley-Davidson design team with an opportunity to utilize several new finish treatments.

       “The Pro Street Breakout represents a new dimension of CVO motorcycles,” said Harley-Davidson Styling Director Brad Richards. “The Pro Street Breakout takes its cues from the streets and reflects our own changing tastes. It still delivers the depth of detail and value and the bragging rights the CVO customer expects, but gets there in a different way. Its colors may be subdued but also have incredible depth. We’re developing alternate finishes to bright chrome – brushed and anodized surfaces and tinted clear-coat, for example. The Breakout really lent itself to this new styling direction.”
       One new finish being introduced on the CVO Pro Street Breakout model is called Smoke Satin Chrome. 
       “We worked intensely with our plating suppliers to develop the hue and depth of Smoke Satin Chrome, and we are the first to use it in the motorcycle industry,” said Harley-Davidson Senior Stylist Dais Nagao. “It’s a finish that looks really contemporary and exclusive but also kind of sinister. We’ve carefully placed Smoke Satin Chrome next to a black surface so it creates a layered effect. For example, the top rocker cover is gloss black, and the lower cover is Smoke Satin Chrome. It’s on the exhaust header shields next to the black engine and black mufflers. We used Smoke Satin Chrome on the oil lines and fittings to add an unexpected detail.”  
       Scorched Chrome, a second new finish debuting on the CVO Pro Street Breakout, plates the Aggressor custom wheels. Restyled derby and timing covers have a new, mechanical look. Sheet metal is finished in solid Starfire Black or two-tone White Gold Pearl/Starfire Black, each with a single hand-applied graphic stripe flowing along the tank and rear fender to reinforce the performance theme of the CVO Pro Street Breakout.
      That performance is delivered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B, the most-potent Harley-Davidson production air-cooled engine. To extract maximum performance the engine is fitted with black blunt-cut mufflers, an open-element Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Elite intake, and a high performance Assist & Slip clutch with hydraulic actuation. To help the rider take full advantage of the Screamin’ Eagle power, the CVO Pro Street Breakout is equipped with new 43mm inverted forks gripped in a robust three-bolt triple-clamp, plus the added stopping power of dual front disc brakes with floating rotors, a Reduced Reach front brake lever, and standard Anti-Lock Braking System. The stiff front end and 19-inch front wheel enhance agility, while a massive 240mm-wide rear tire effectively transfers power to pavement.
       There’s a lot of drag-racer influence found on the Pro Street Breakout, from the flat 1.25-inch drag-style handlebar to the wind-cheating speed screen and the color-matched chin spoiler. The deep bucket seat and bolstered pillion combine to hold the rider in place when the clutch is dumped and its Screamin’ Eagle horsepower launches the CVO Pro Street Breakout off the line. Other styling features include a trimmed front fender, blacked-out Airflow Collection accessories on hand and foot controls, black Profile custom mirrors, and a low-profile console with smoked braided vent lines. Electronic cruise control and the H-D Smart Security System featuring a new hands-free integrated security and locking fob are also standard equipment on the CVO Pro Street Breakout.

Visit H-D.com to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

Russell Mitchell’s Latest Build

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Our buddy Ben from Esteves Motorcycle Design just sent us a pick of Russell Mitchell’s latest build. Thought the readers would enjoy seeing it. Just as clean as all of his bikes, lean and mean. Those cast covers from EMD really look sharp!

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