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“Battle Of The Kings” Custom Bike Build Competition 

By | Events

Harley-Davidson Narrows U.S. Finalists In “Battle Of The Kings” Custom Bike Build Competition 

42,000 Votes Cast for People’s Choice Winners; Next Round of Judging Gets Rolling

After fierce online competition, the people have spoken, casting 42,000 votes for the coolest custom motorcycles in the United States. Twenty-one U.S. custom bike builds reign as the “People’s Choice” award winners in Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings competition.

From April 15 to May 15, public voters cast an online ballot for their favorite custom bike across three categories: Chop, Race and Dirt. Competition was steep, featuring more than 40 builds created in partnership with Harley-Davidson dealers and local trade school students from across the nation. To view* the “People’s Choice” winners locate the award badge on the winning motorcycles at H-D.com/BattleOfTheKings.

Though the Battle of the Kings competition first revved up in 2015, it’s the first year that U.S. trade school students were invited to partner with local dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity. Under the guidance of experienced Harley-Davidson mechanics, students were introduced to the creativity, customization prowess and technical precision of motorcycle customization.

“With this competition, we are seeing first-hand the passion and drive these students have not only for motorcycling but for leaning into new experiences that teach them how to think big,” said Heather Malenshek, Harley-Davidson Chief Marketing Officer. “Battle of the Kings allows these students to apply their creativity and funnel this passion into real-life applications that will ride with them for generations.”

As the competition continues to roll towards the final crowning of one U.S. Battle of the Kings Champion, the first 18 finalists were announced on Monday, June 10. Harley-Davidson marketing and styling employees selected the top 18 finalists – the top six from each of the three build categories. These bikes have a ‘Category Finalist’ award badge affixed to their motorcycle in the gallery at h-d.com.

The second round of judging will narrow these 18 down to one in each build category of Chop, Dirt and Race. The finalists are set to be announced by July 1 and will be judged by top journalists from American Iron Magazine, Cycle World and Cycle Source as well as Harley-Davidson enthusiast, Milo Ventimiglia, from the TV Series This is Us. 

These top three finalists will then go head to head for the U.S. title at the Annual Harley-Davidson Dealer Meeting held in Milwaukee in August. The competition doesn’t end there, as later in November the U.S. winning bike and its build crew will travel to Milan, Italy to compete with four other global finalists for the ultimate title of “Battle of the Kings Champion.”

Holding these titles is nothing to scoff at. The Battle of the Kings contest is the largest dealer custom bike build competition in the world highlighting the endless possibilities to personalize Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Since its beginnings, Battle of the Kings has created more than 500 custom bikes.Through programs like Battle of the Kings, Harley-Davidson is building the next generation of skilled tradespeople and inspiring students to get involved in the exciting world of motorcycle customization.

See the builds from dealerships around the world and sign up to get your free Battle of the Kings sticker by visiting H-D.com/BattleOfTheKings. Follow the competition on social media with #BattleOfTheKings.

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Biker Lives Matter

By | Biker's Rights

Biker Lives Matter

Biker Lives Matter is a New Safety Group that has started in the State of Florida. Its goal is to work with the State of Florida, other states, Federal Government and other organizations to lower injury and deaths of motorcyclist and others who travel on our roads.

While there may be other organizations working on the issues that affect all of us, this organization is going to help by making people aware of the issues through rider and driver education, promoting look for motorcycle campaigns and supporting legislation that makes the roads safer.

We are also promoting teaching people what to do at the scene of a crash or collision.

We will be working with Motorcycle Rights Organizations to help promote the many things they are working on.

The President of this organization is John “Rogue” Herlihy and he says he is going to use the experience he gained by being one of the original founders working with Easyriders when they formed the organization A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments (ABATE)

The Vice President is Bob “Badd Bob” Simmonds has been heavily involved for over 10 years with Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.)

The Secretary Sharleen Mitchell besides being a rider for 48 years was Vice President of a motorcycle shop and very active in the motorcycle community.

The Treasurer is Kenneth Simmons who has been riding since the 90s and is a business man.

While there are numerous others working and we do appreciate all who are there is just too many to list here.

Numerous well know people in the world of motorcycling have joined as members and that is sincerely appreciated.

Biker Lives Matter is open to all who want to help promote safety, you do not need a motorcycle to join and JOINING IS FREE so please visit the website at bikerlivesmatter.com and join. Please also let as many people that you can about us.

Klock Werks adds Flare Air Management Kit for Indian Scout to Arsenal of Flare Windshields

By | New Product News

Klock Werks adds Flare Air Management Kit for Indian Scout to Arsenal of Flare Windshields

Klock Werks unveils a new Flare Air Management Kit for the 2015+ Indian Scout and 2016+ Indian Scout Sixty motorcycles.

The new kit offers riders an OE Replacement Flare Windshield and a set of Klock Werks new Flare Wings to manage both the air coming directly at the rider as well as the air coming up from underneath the windshield.

“Our love of the Indian Motorcycle brand made it an easy choice for us to focus our design efforts on creating a better riding experience for Scout owners,” said Brian Klock, President and Visionary of Klock Werks. “We continue to use information we learned from racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats to inform our design decisions.”

Klock Werks has set more than fifteen Land Speed Records at the Bonneville Salt Flats and uses their racing time as an opportunity to test their designs and products.

“Years of racing and setting records, along with the time we spend riding on the street, has given us the opportunity to give motorcycle riders the best testing and technology that we have to offer,” Klock added. “What we use to race is exactly what you get when you buy a Klock Werks Flare Windshield.”

The patented Flare Windshield design uses the “flip” – found at the top of the shield – to create an improved pocket of air for the rider and passenger and the “hips” – located on either side of the shield – add stability by creating downforce, and this is all done looking sexier than the stock offering.

The OE Replacement Flare Windshield measures 21.5” tall, measured from the top of the headlight cutout to the top of the shield, and 21” wide. 9

In addition to the windshield, this kit includes the new Klock Werks Flare Wings. The wings divert air out from underneath the windshield to help eliminate the side buffeting and swirl experienced when riding a stock setup. The design allows for up to 30° of adjustment so the rider can tailor the air to their needs. Made from Polycarbonate and hard-coated for additional abrasion resistance, Flare Wings come with all necessary attachment hardware.

The Flare Air Management Kit for Indian Scout Motorcycles, including both the OE Replacement Flare Windshield and a pair of the Flare Wings is available to purchase here.

The Flare Wings may be purchased separately here.

Find even more parts for Indian Scout and Scout Sixty at GetKlocked.com!

Super Hooligan National Championship Series

By | Racing News

Super Hooligan National Championship Series steams towards Tulsa Oklahoma and has finalized the remaining 2019 race schedule 

Roland Sands and crew have ignited a two-wheeled lifestyle explosion with the “Moto Classic Series” and as the 2019 Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC) presented by Progressive and powdered by Indian steams towards Round 5, we’ve expanded our events with the Mayo Moto Street Classic in Tulsa Oklahoma. June 15th, Roland Sands Design joins forces with the Mayo Moto Museum on one of the greatest motorcycle, music, and art cultural experiences to hit the Midwest.  This new festival features Super Hooligan riders racing through the streets of downtown Tulsa, The Lansing Street Drag Races, Stunt Show, Moto Classic Bike show, Stay Gold Art Show and vendor village, all accompanied by the biggest bands in Southern Soul Rock – JJ Grey & Mofro and the Paul Benjamin Band in the heart of the city with the picturesque Tulsa skyline as a backdrop.

Remaining SHNC Races for 2019:

  • JUN        15           Mayo Moto Street Classic: Tulsa, OK
  • JUNE      21           Perris Short Track: Perris, CA
  • AUG       7             Buffalo Chip TT, Sturgis SD
  • AUG       17           Salt Lake City, UT
  • SEP         21           Costa Mesa Speedway: Orange County, CA
  • OCT        26-27     Moto Beach Classic Surf City Blitz WEST: Huntington Beach, CA

The week after Tulsa, OK, the SHNC has added Perris Short Track in Perris, CA June 21st. “Super Hooligan racing was born and bred on the short tracks of Southern California, with the Hooligan X Games qualifier the day before and the Born Free motorcycle show that weekend we are pumped to be right smack in the middle of a So. Cal two-wheel enthusiast dream week”.  

Roland and the SHNC team are constantly pushing to present their brand of Heavy Street bike racing to new audiences in diverse locations, so the series is making a stop August 7th at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD, where the Super Hooligan main race will conclude just as Snoop Dog takes the main stage.  Two weeks later, the Super Hooligans will bang bars at the world-famous Utah Motorsports Campus in Salt Lake City, UT August 17th. More information on this exciting event to come. The Moto Bay Classic has been removed from the schedule this year due to location issues, but will be back with an even better event for 2020.  Super Hooligan racing will also be back to Costa Mesa Speedway September 21st. “Super Hooligans roots originate from Harley Nights at Costa Mesa Speedway. The heritage the Speedway holds, and the program the Oxley’s present is Class act. We are pumped to bring the evolution of the Super Hooligan racing back to where it started,” adds Roland. 

Round 4 of the 2019 Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC) presented by Progressive powered by Indian was the 2nd collaboration between the SHNC and American Flat Tack (AFT) and concludes their racing event partnership for this season. Joe Kopp remained perfect in Perris winning his fourth Round in a row while setting a blistering pace capturing the Dunlop Fastest Lap for cash with a 22.184 … only 1.144 seconds off Pro Twins race winner Brandon Robinson’s fastest lap of 21.041 seconds. We can’t thank our partners at AFT enough for allowing us to bring our brand of heavy street bike racing to the most core enthusiasts of Flat Track racing and look forward to partnering again in 2020.

The 2019 SHNC current standings after 4 rounds: 

  1.    Joe Kopp #3                      100 PTS 
  2.   Andy DiBrino #1               67   PTS
  3.   Tony Alves #16                 52   PTS 
  4.   Jordan Baber #27             46   PTS 
  5.   Frankie Garcia #24X         43   PTS
  6.  Jordan Graham #47         41   PTS
  7.  Chris McDougal #114      40   PTS 
  8. AJ Kirkpatrick #12            33   PTS 
  9. Jimmy Hill #88                28   PTS 
  10. David Kohlstaedt #29    23   PTS 

RSD recognizes that the SHNC would be nowhere without the efforts of the racers themselves, so for 2019 we have extended payouts to any racer that makes the A Main Event. We have also added the J & P Cycles Amateur Hooligan series that will have points and payouts for the top three finishers of the Amateur Main event.

SHNC sponsors are who make the series possible. Progressive MC Insurance jumped on board this year as the presenting Super Hooligan Series sponsor, Indian Motorcycle is the official team sponsor for RSD as well as overall support for the series. Dunlop is the official tire of Super Hooligan and brings back the Dunlop Dash for Cash. K & N Engineering continues its support of the holeshot award.  Bell Helmets and Motul, have returned to support the series and contingency awards. New to the SHNC are Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, WiseCo Performance Parts and Rekluse. A great addition to the series is J&P Cycles who is the title sponsor for the Amateur Hooligan series, helping ensure the sport continues and provide the best opportunity for newcomers to race safely. 

Dunlop Dash 4 Cash: $500

K&N Hole Shot: $300

2019 Contingency awards:

  • 1st: $1000.00
  • 2nd: $750.00
  • 3rd: $500.00
  • 4th: $400.00
  • 5th: $350.00
  • 6th: $300.00
  • 7th: $250.00
  • 8th: $200.00
  • 9th: $150.00
  • 10th: $125.00
  • 11th: 100.00
  • 12th: $75.00
  • 13th: $50.00

S&S Grand National and Slash Cut Slip Ons for M8 HD® Softail® Models

By | New Product News

S&S Grand National and Slash Cut Slip Ons for M8 HD® Softail® Models

S&S Cycle has been on the gas for six decades, with the last handful of years heavily focused on high performance exhaust systems. Their popular Grand National muffler line recently grew to include the latest generation of HD® Softail® models and they are now adding a lower dollar slash cut version as well. Why is an S&S slip on better? We asked the same question and they showed us their elaborate array of dynos, data acquisition tools and emissions lab. Add to that they are now CARB certified and warranty friendly. We like that almost as much as we do the legitimate v-twin exhaust note and healthy bump in Hp and torque (91Hp and 113lb/ft!). Available in show chrome or ceramic coated black for 2018-19 HD® Street Bob®, Low Rider®, Softail Slim®, Deluxe, Breakout®, Fat Boy® and Heritage® Classic. For more info, check out https://www.sscycle.com/grand-national-and-slash-cut-slipons-m8-softail/

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

NCOM Convention In Orlando Stresses Unity
The underlying theme of the 34th annual NCOM Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 10-12, was “Unity” and welcomed back many past supporters and saw lots of new faces in the crowded conference rooms of the Doubletree by Hilton – Universal host hotel.

During the General Session, Outsiders MC member David “Double D” Devereaux, founder of the Motorcycle Profiling Project and member of the NCOM Legislative Task Force, spoke convincingly of the need for Unity in attaining our common goals, particularly in regards to state and federal anti-profiling legislation, and NCOM Chairman James “Doc” Reichenbach echoed those sentiments to the assembled representatives of hundreds of clubs, organizations and NCOM Member Groups.

One of the largest NCOM Conventions to date, this year’s gathering drew biker activists from motorcycle rights organizations (MROs) and Confederations of Clubs (COCs), as well as independents and other allied riders from across the country.

Motorcycle Profiling and “Save the Patch” were hot topics considering the recently victorious Mongols MC court case as well as the eventual dismissal of charges in the Waco catastrophe, while other important issues of concern to our nation’s motorcycle community included various legal and legislative seminars regarding RICO And Its Effect on Your Organization, Restoring Your Rights, Leadership 101 and “Share the Road” Motorcycle Safety.

Capping off a productive Convention weekend, the Silver Spoke Awards Banquet recognized outstanding freedom fighters; Congressman Tim Walberg of Michigan (GOVERNMENT), James “Hollywood” Macecari of Insane Throttle Motorcycle Magazine (ENTERTAINMENT), Jim Wear, founder of the Salute to American Veterans Rally (COMMERCE), with SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS presented to David Duff of ABATE of Iowa, William Bird of ABATE of Florida and Mike Friend of Bikers For Christ.  NCOM’s highest honor, the Ron Roloff Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon “JR” Reed -1%er of Sons of Silence MC and Smitty 1%er of the Outlaws MC.

Next year’s 2020 NCOM Convention is scheduled for Indianapolis, and for more information contact the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) ON-A-BIKE (662-2453) or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

Support Federal Anti-Profiling Resolution In U.S. House
All motorcyclists are encouraged to contact their Congressional Representatives to ask for their support of House Resolution 255, a bipartisan anti-profiling measure introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that is identical to Senate Resolution 154 passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate late last year.

H.Res.255; “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling,” was introduced March 26 by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and currently has 22 co-sponsors.

Both nonbinding resolutions, S.Res.154 & H.Res.255, call for cessation of law enforcement discriminatorily profiling motorcyclists by thwarting “the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the Constitution of the United States,” as profiling is defined by each resolution.

Concerned riders can contact their U.S. Rep. by calling the Capital Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and request that they join their colleagues in cosponsoring H.Res.255 to put an end to law enforcement unfairly targeting motorcycle riders for traffic stops, questioning and citations.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Congressional Resolution
On May 1, 2019 U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) submitted House Resolution 338 in the U.S. House of Representatives; “Expressing support for the designation of May 2019 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month,” which reads:

  • “Whereas motorcycling is a great American tradition enjoyed by an estimated 27 million people annually, representing almost 9 percent of the population;
  • Whereas motorcycles are a valuable component of the transportation mix;
  • Whereas motorcycles are fuel-efficient and decrease congestion while having little impact on our Nation’s transportation infrastructure;
  • Whereas the motorcycling community promotes rider education, licensing, and motorcycle awareness;
  • Whereas the motorcycling community is committed to decreasing motorcycle crashes through training and education, personal responsibility, and increased public awareness;
  • Whereas approximately 91 percent of motorcycles are operated on highways in conjunction with other vehicles;
  • Whereas motorcyclist deaths occur more frequently than fatalities in passenger vehicles;
  • Whereas motorcycle awareness is beneficial to all road users and will help decrease motorcycle accidents; and
  • Whereas the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to encourage riders to be properly licensed, receive training, and to remind all riders and motorists to always share the road: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives —
  1. supports the designation of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month;
  2.  recognizes the contribution of motorcycles to the transportation mix;
  3. encourages motorcycle awareness by all road users;
  4. ecognizes that motorcyclists have a right to the road and that all motorists should safely share the roadways;
  5.  encourages rider education and training for safe motorcycle operation; and
  6. supports the goals of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”

H.Res. 338 has been referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and currently has 7 cosponsors.

Motorcyclists Among Those Benefiting From Public Lands Access
Recreation industry leaders and off-road vehicle enthusiasts applaud Congress for the passage of the Natural Resources Management Act, S.47, now Public Law No: 116-9 after being signed March 12, 2019 by President Donald Trump, affirming the existence and proper management of millions of acres of public lands and parks, including Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) areas, for years to come.

The law permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Every Kid Outdoors Act for seven years. Collectively this legislation will benefit thousands of parks, public lands, and waters as well as providing access to the outdoors to millions of off road motorcycle and ATV riders across the country.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is America’s most important conservation program, responsible for protecting parks, wildlife refuges, and recreation areas at the federal, state, and local levels. Many of the lands that NPT has transferred to the National Park Service were purchased with funding from LWCF, including Rocky Mountain National Park, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Glacier National Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and Zion National Park.

The sweeping Act reflects the bipartisan Senate-House agreement reached near the end of the last Congress to bundle together over 100 individual lands bills, striking a balance between creating new opportunities for natural resource and community development with limited, locally-supported conservation. It will improve public lands management, protect treasured landscapes, and increase public access for recreation while protecting private property rights.

Last year, the government released national data demonstrating the importance of an outdoor recreation economy that accounts for 2.2 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product and directly supports 4.5 million jobs.

Mongols Fined $500,000 & Given Probation, But Retain Trademarked Logo
At a sentencing hearing on Friday, May 17 a federal judge in California fined the Mongols Motorcycle Club $500,000 and put the club on probation for five years following its racketeering and conspiracy convictions, but rebuffed yet another attempt by prosecutors to strip the group of its trademark protected back patch logos, citing constitutional protections against intrusions on free expression and excessive penalties.

Last December, a jury found the Mongol Nation as a whole guilty of RICO charges in a decade-long case in which prosecutors said the group operated an organized criminal enterprise.  That jury further decided at the time that the government could seize the Mongols intellectual property, but in February U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter intervened and refused to approve the asset forfeiture.

Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs, lead attorney for the Mongols, called the judge’s decision to not strip its identifying insignia a victory for all motorcycle clubs, but said that the $500,000 would be a “major burden” to bear for current members who had nothing to do with any of the alleged behavior of past members, and told NBC News that the club plans to appeal the entire case.

 “The Mongols Motorcycle Club is very pleased that Judge Carter shut down another attempt by the government to limit symbolic speech,” said Stubbs, of Las Vegas, who is a member of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Legislative Task Force (NCOM-LTF) and also serves as legal counsel for the Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs (COC).

Prior to the sentencing hearing, prosecutors tried again, requesting the Mongols be prohibited from preventing others from using their image, which Stubbs said the judge also denied.

Show-Me Freedom Of Choice
Missouri is the latest state looking to give motorcyclists the freedom to choose whether or not to wear a helmet while riding, and hopes to soon become the 32nd state behind Michigan in 2012 to allow adult Freedom of Choice.  The legislative package, including other transportation provisions, passed the Senate 21-12 on Thursday, May 16 and on Friday the House advanced Senate Bill 147 to Governor Mike Parsons (R) on a 94-46 vote.

If signed into law, SB 147 would repeal their decades-old helmet law and allow motorcyclists 18 and older the option to ride without a helmet, provided they carry proper health insurance.

Like Michigan, which shook off the sting of two previous gubernatorial vetoes of their helmet law repeal bills before bouncing back to amend their mandatory helmet law, Missouri’s legislature previously passed a helmet law repeal in 2009 which was vetoed by then-Governor Jay Nixon (D), and in 1999 a helmet repeal bill reached the desk of former Gov. Mel Carnahan (D) who vetoed it — members of Freedom of the Road Riders (FORR-MO) and ABATE for Missouri are hoping this time’s the charm!

“SB 147 has passed through both chambers, and only needs a signature from the governor (who can be reached at (573) 751-3222),” reports www.forr.net“Yes, everybody Happy Happy,” commented Tony Shepherd of ABATE, a past member of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) board of directors, who has worked diligently towards passage with FORR-MO Legislative Coordinator Joe Widmer.

Connecticut May Extend Helmet Law From 18 To 21 And Under
Helmet laws vary from one state to the other, with some rules being more flexible than others, and at least until now motorcycle helmets were not mandatory in Connecticut for riders aged 18 and over.  Prior to January 1, 1990, Connecticut was one of just four states that had no helmet requirement, but if passed House Bill 6161 would increase the minimum age for compulsory helmet use from Under 18 to Under 21.

HB 6161 passed the House by a vote of 113-13 on May 14th and is now heading to the Senate for consideration and vote.

Language instituting a universal helmet law for all riders was stripped from a larger bill, and although they still express opposition to any further attempt to mandate helmet use by adults, the Connecticut Motorcycle Riders Association (CMRA) has already claimed a victory in defeating that measure; but advocates hoping to finally reinstate Connecticut’s full motorcycle helmet law after 43 years still hope they can pass legislation next session, despite their setback.

Quotable Quote:  “Freedom is never granted; it is won.  Justice is never given; it is exacted.”

~ A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) Leader in Civil Rights & the American labor movement

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.

About AIM / NCOM: The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is a nationwide motorcyclists rights organization serving over 2,000 NCOM Member Groups throughout the United States, with all services fully-funded through Aid to Injured Motorcyclist (AIM) Attorneys available in each state who donate a portion of their legal fees from motorcycle accidents back into the NCOM Network of Biker Services (www.ON-A-BIKE.com / 800-ON-A-BIKE).

Randy Mamola To Race IndianxWorkhorse Sprint Racer

By | General News

Randy Mamola To Race IndianxWorkhorse Sprint Racer

  • ‘Appaloosa’ – IndianxWorkhorse Scout Bobber revealed
  • Randy Mamola to compete in Sultans of Sprint Factory Class
  • Race number #19 celebrates 1919-2019 – 100th Anniversary of Indian Scout

Indian Motorcycle has announced that Grand Prix legend and crowd favourite Randy Mamola will be campaigning the Workhorse Speedshop racer in the full Sultans of Sprint series as the modified Scout Bobber, named ‘Appaloosa’, made its first public appearance today at The Reunion in Monza.

Built by Brice Hennebert of Workhorse Speedshop to honour the Indian Scout’s 100th anniversary, ‘Appaloosa’ is named after the famous breed of horse. Brice explains, “I wanted a name that could link Workhorse, Indian Motorcycle and speed. As soon as I discovered that the American horse breed Appaloosa was one of the world’s fastest horses, I knew I had the name for an American sprint bike built by Workhorse. After putting so much into this build, I’m excited to see the reaction to it and I can’t wait to see Randy blast it down the racetrack.”

Randy Mamola says, “I’ve always been a big fan of Indian Motorcycle and I’m really looking forward to racing this amazing creation. It’s great to be part of this project, especially during the Scout’s 100th anniversary. With the Sultans of Sprint being such a unique series, it’s going to be a lot of fun soaking up the atmosphere, meeting the crowds and putting on a show for them.”

Outfitted with a bespoke racing suit created by Alpinestars, inspired by the racing suits they provide for the Indian Wrecking Crew, Randy will be competing in the Factory Class under race number #19 to celebrate 1919, the year the original Indian Scout was first revealed. In the Factory Class, motorcycles must be four-stroke (air or water cooled) with no limit regarding the engine capacity providing that the tuned bike does not exceed a power-to-weight ratio limit of 0.65bhp/kg.

Appaloosa’ is the culmination of over 700 hours of design and fabrication by Workhorse and has been supported with technical expertise and premium components from project partners Akrapovič, Beringer Brakes, MOTOREX, Öhlins, and Vibrant Performance.

After completely stripping the Scout Bobber, Brice cut and narrowed the original fuel tank, retaining the side profile, to create a cover for a new aluminium fuel cell which holds just 2.5 litres for sprint racing. With the fuel cell in place, work focussed on the riding position, a critical element for quick starts. A new sub-frame was fabricated to better support the rider under hard acceleration and combines with lower clip-on handlebars and drag-style foot controls to tilt the rider forward and keep weight over the front wheel.

To further enhance traction when the flag drops, Brice designed and welded an extended aluminum swingarm. With parts CNC machined from his drawings by Beringer Brakes, the swingarm is mated to advanced, fully adjustable suspension technology from Öhlins. Matching the STX 36 piggyback rear shock absorbers, Öhlins also supplied Retro 43 front forks and a steering damper to ensure the best possible grip and stability enabling the full performance of the bike to be utilized. Read More

Luggage Rack and Saddlebag Rail LED Light Bars   

By | New Product News

Luggage Rack and Saddlebag Rail LED Light Bars   

Further expanding the product family, new fitments are now available! These hassle-free upgrades add an additional running and brake light that demands attention! Super bright 5mm LEDs are sealed behind a red or smoked lens, offering a seamless and sleek look. The plug and play units are installed with provided mounting hardware to the underside of the Harley-Davidson® Air Wing Luggage Racks/Saddlebag Rails, placing the light bars right at eye level to the traffic behind you.

Pair with our Magic Strobes (sold separately) for even more visibility when braking! Now available for 2009-2013 Electra Glide, Ultra, Road King, Road Glide, 2010-2013 Road Glide Custom, 2006-2013 Street Glide (including CVO models) equipped with Air Wing Saddlebag Rails, 2009-2013 Trike models equipped with Air Wing Trike Fender Rails and 2005-2017 Softails with Air Wing Luggage Rack! Complete with Lifetime LED Warranty. 


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

DRAG PN: 2040-2467, 2040-2468, 2040-2469, 2040-2470, 2040-2471, 2040-2472, 2040-2473, 2040-2474

Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeo Brings Maximum Motor Madness To Bloomsburg, PA

By | Events

Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeo Brings Maximum Motor Madness To Bloomsburg, PA

Dateline: May 7th, 2019, Agoura Hills, California – Easyriders Events is proud to announce our first-ever Motorcycle Rodeo in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Early bird camping starts on Thursday, June 6th and the rowdy rodeo action takes place on June 7th through the 9th at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds! Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeo is partnering with Bill’s Old Bike Barn to offer up a wild weekend jam packed with the best two-wheeled entertainment imaginable. 

It’s the ultimate biker party with live music by Saliva, Jasmine Cain and more to keep your boots tappin’, killer vendors, food and drink, on-site camping, wet T-shirt and trophy girl contests as well as a ride-in bike show, a poker crawl and the liver-quiverin’ sexy showdown of the Purrfect Angelz as they perform feats of derring-do including nasty dancing, fire lickin’ and aerial performances. Plus THRILL to Rhett Rotten’s Wall of Death, and the chills and spills of NTC Drift Trike’s cycle circus, badass bar stool races and more.

Wanna maximize your motorized madness? Visit our website, register for Bill’s Birthday Bash and Ride to the Easyriders Rodeo. Tickets are limited and will sell out, so get yours NOW! Your ticket includes entry to Bill’s 80th Birthday Bash at Bill’s Custom Cycles where you can marvel as Rhett Rotten dares to take on the Wall of Death! Then check out Bill’s Museum (you have to see it to believe it), and then head out on a 45-minute ride through the scenic back roads of Bloomsburg and surrounding areas only to arrive at the Easyriders Rodeo in time for the Motorcycle Rodeo events, live bands, and the summer’s best biker bonanza, all brought to you by Lucas Oil and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys!

Don’t forget to stop by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson right down the road from the fairgrounds and upgrade your ride with some custom accessories. Vreeland’s is the #1 Harley dealer for V-rod racing parts. Also close by, Quaker Steak and Lube throws down the best biker bites and brews in town.

For additional show schedule information, or to inquire about sponsorship or vendor booth space, call toll-free (800) 962-9857 or visit www.easyridersevents.com.

Z1R Gust Waterproof Mesh Jacket

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Z1R Gust Waterproof Mesh Jacket

Z1R introduces the brand new Gust Waterproof Jacket. Never fear getting caught in the rain again, just zip in the waterproof line into your Gust mesh jacket. This riding jacket combats all weather conditions with its extremely vented nylon mesh shell.  Similar to other Z1R removable inner liners, the waterproof inner liner can easily be zipped in and out, keeping you dry when you need it most. Increasing the level of protection within the jacket are removable CE level 1 elbow and shoulder pads.  Available in men’s sizes S-5X at $119.95-124.95. Also available in women’s in sizes XS-3X at $119.95-124.95.

About Z1R
Z1R produces helmets and apparel for the street, off-road, and snow enthusiast. For more information visit us at www.Z1R.com.  You can also follow us on Facebook

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