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Voyager Luggage Line

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Voyager Luggage LineVoyager Luggage Line

For riders on the go looking for more stylish utilitarian luggage options, the Voyager Luggage Line has arrived. Finding storage on motorcycles has often been attributed to giant packs with bungees attached every which way; minimize the stress involved with trying to find room for riding essentials with our Detachable Saddlebag(s), Tool Roll, Roll Top Backpack, Tank/Tail Bag and Magnetic Map Tank Screen. Bare the elements with rugged 500gsm wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas construction and leather paneling/straps that will age and show character over time. Each item features high quality “moto centric” speed buckles and zippers with metal Burly Brand embossed button snaps and accents as well as an “Anti-Flail Snap System” (on all zipper pulls and strap ends).

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888-367-1871
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Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame – Dave Nichols

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f28dd8b1-11f1-44da-97e1-77891e6b89caLas Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced Dave Nichols as inductee into the 2017 class.

Press Release: An avid motorcyclist since the age of 15, Dave Nichols is the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 currently overseeing ten automotive, motorcycle and tattoo-related magazine titles for Paisano Publications.

Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, a 26 episode motorcycle-related television series seen on SPEED Channel. He is also the best-selling author of Top Chops; Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman; One Percenter; One Percenter Code; and One Percenter Revolution published by Motorbooks/Quarto Publishing.

Dave worked closely with TV producer Hugh King to create the content and direction of such motorcycle-related TV series as Motorcycle Mania with Jesse James, and The Great Biker Build-Off for The Discovery Channel. He was an on-camera expert on the biker culture for:

History of the Hells Angels – Two-hour documentary for History Channel

History of Choppers – Two-hour documentary for History Channel

The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers – Two hour documentary for History Channel

“I am thrilled to be an inductee into the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame!  After all, bikers and Sin City go together like… like two things that really go together! Special thanks to Branscombe Richmond and everyone at Las Vegas BikeFest!” says Nichols.

Dave is a member of the Imagine Guild for the Seattle Children’s Ride and created the V-Twin Biker’s Ball for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Since 1997 Dave has helped organize and promote the annual B.A.D. Ride, benefiting Juvenile Diabetes.

From 1996 – 2005 he helped create and promote the V-Twin Biker’s Ball and ViQe Awards that takes place during Daytona Bike Week benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County.  The ViQe Awards honored custom bike builders and was the Academy Awards of the two-wheeled world.

“Dave is not just an icon in motorcycle publications and television, but in the community as a whole.  His experience and involvement with this industry shows his love for the ride.  We are very excited to have him inducted into the 2017 class”, states Mindi Cherry, Vice President and Event Manager of Las Vegas BikeFest.

Las Vegas BikeFest, in partnership with Branscombe Richmond, launched the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame at the 2016 rally.  “The Hall of Fame is designed to honor the iconic ambassadors, influential heroes and people who put their interests above and beyond for the motorcycle community.  This honor celebrates, illuminates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America”, says Cherry and Richmond, curators of the Hall of Fame.

A ceremony to honor the inductees will be held on Friday, October 6 at the 17th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest held in Downtown Las Vegas.  Additional inductees will be announced soon.

The 17th annual Las Vegas BikeFest will be held October 5 – 8, 2017 in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont East.

Round 4 RSD Super Hooligan National Championship At Hippy Killer Hoedown

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RSD Super HooliganRound 4 RSD Super Hooligan National Championship At Hippy Killer Hoedown

Round 4 of the RSD Super Hooligan National Championship series is taking motorcycle flat track racing to The Hippy Killer Hoedown at the Farmers Fairgrounds in Perris, California, on April 22, 2017. The Hoedown is a custom culture event created for automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts and their families. Expect live music, free giveaways, custom cars, vans, motorcycles and flat track racing on a brand new 1/5 mile race track. Main gates open 10am to 8pm. This is a family friendly event and spectator admission is $10.00 per person, small children free.

The races will be run by our friends at Hell On Wheels MC so you know it’s going to be a good time. Classes for every bike and every skill level, as long as there is a dozen riders. $45 pre entry and $60 on the day of the race.

Want to race? Click link below to sign yourself up to battle it out on the dirt oval.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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 final round.
  • *Winner must be present at final round
  • Indian Motorcycle title-sponsored events include a $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 final round.
  • 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.

About Super Hooligan:

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 Super Hooligan rules are loose and limit the bikes to 750CC and up twins in stock frames with dirt track tires and no front brakes.

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.

Harley-Davidson Sportster-60 Years

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Harley-Davidson Sportster-60 Years

For many of us, our first Harley was a Sportster. Many never got over it. My first motorcycle was a 58 Sportster. I had never ridden a motorcycle until the day I bought it, a temperamental machine, with a magneto, no battery and a blast to ride. I rode it home, 20 miles in second gear, and the thrill was indescribable. Over the years I developed a love-hate relationship with the bike. I can remember nights where I kicked it 100 times to get her started, and others when I left her in a parking lot, defeated. But I also remember wonderful days and nights enjoying the freedom that the beautiful bike gave to me in those heady days in the early ’80s while I was in my early 20s.

I traded the bike for a knuckle in a basket and began a new chapter, but I never forgot the little Sporty that frankly changed my life forever.

Allan Girdler has written a great history book on the little Harley that could. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful images from it’s predecessors, the flathead 45s and K-Models, though the many incarnations though the 50s, 6os to the present day. Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years tells the complete Sportster story.

The author has also written several motorcycling books of interest, check ’em out below.


Meet the WolfPack

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wolfpackmainRuss Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Meet the WolfPack Mobile App

By Alisa Clickenger
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

There’s a new App in the motorcycle sphere, and it’s poised to transform the way groups of motorcyclists ride together. The WolfPack Mobile App is designed to make group rides safer and facilitate the communication between riders in a group setting. With features such as turn-by-turn navigation, easy-to-access pre-canned group messages and the ability to see where the other riders in your pack are, the WolfPack Mobile App is a terrific way to keep your group intact.

There will be a direct link inside the WolfPack Mobile App where riders can one-touch access Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys’ BAM (Breakdown Assistance for Motorcyclists) program for free emergency roadside assistance. “We are excited to support WolfPack’s request to add a BAM button to their App because Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys is dedicated to motorcycle safety. WolfPack has designed an innovative App that has the potential to help group rides become safer, and more organized,” said Shawn Mahoney, Director, Marketing & Business Development at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.body1

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys created BAM to help keep motorcyclists across the country safe and protected on the road. BAM is an excellent resource for free legal advice, and roadside assistance in case of a flat tire, running out of gas, or even a motorcycle accident. With the WolfPack Mobile App partnership, Bam Members will not have to look up the 1-800-4-BIKERS BAM network number; they will be automatically connected through the App.

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Khrome Werks 2-into-2 Exhaust

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Khrome Werks 2-into-2 High Performance Exhaust for 2017 Touring – Available Now

Press Release: Equip your Milwaukee Eight with Khrome Werks new three-step 2-into-2 full exhaust system. Performance engineered, right out of the box this system will give you significant horsepower and torque gains over stock. Designed to produce the Khrome Werks signature sound, eliminating those annoying high frequency tones. Offered in triplex nickel chrome, black or Eclipse finish with billet tips.

Additional features:

  • Built for 2017 Harley Davidson Touring models
  • 16-gauge 1-3/4- 1-7/8- 2 inch 3 step primaries
  • 18mm and 12mm O2 bungs
  • Improved horsepower and low-end torque
  • 4.50” inch muffler bodies with two-inch inlets
  • High flow absorptive baffle with expansion chamber to maximize torque
  • The baffle is equipped with removable inserts

200400     2-into-2 High Performance Exhaust, Chrome                                          $1295.95

200810     2-into-2 High Performance Exhaust, Black                                               $1349.95

201810     2-into-2 High Performance Exhaust, Eclipse                                    $1495.95

www.KhromeWerks.com

Ciro 3D Filler Panel Lights

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20401928 - Ciro Filler Panel LightsCiro 3D Filler Panel Lights

Dramatically increase your ride’s rear visibility with Filler Panel Lights from Ciro. This panel provides red running and brake lighting, with amber turn signals, in a package that smooths out the back of your bike for a custom look. Featuring a unique Ciro multi-function controller and plasma LED turn-signal technology; this filler panel creates an effect that stands out at greater distances than stock lighting, for safer travels. Available in chrome or black for 10-17 FLHX and FLTRX models, the suggested retail price is $379.95.

For product info go here

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

Government Threatening To Revoke Biker Bar Licenses

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government_coercion_no_colors_featured_Image-620x350Government Threatening To Revoke Biker Bar Licenses Nationally

By David “Double D” Devereoux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) of Virginia recently sent 30 letters to bars and restaurants in the Central part of the state warning that their licenses could be revoked for allowing “Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members to patronize their establishments.”  Although not directly demanding action in the form of “no motorcycle club colors” policies, that is the intended result of this coercion.

Government discrimination is illegal in any form. Wearing motorcycle club colors, including those labeled OMG’s by law enforcement, is protected by the 1st Amendment. Independently, coercing bar owners violates their constitutional right to pursue an occupation as established by case law.

Unfortunately, what’s happening in Virginia is a national epidemic occurring in states coast-to-coast. The unconstitutional practice of government agents coercing public establishments that serve club members must stop. The 1st and 14th Amendments demand it.

Law Enforcement Coercion Is A National Epidemic
According to the National Motorcycle Profiling Survey 2015-2016, an alarming 42% of survey participants reported knowing of a business being forced not serve club members. Forms of harassment and coercion includes excessive code enforcement violations, threatening denial or renewal of liquor license and or permits, and police harassment of customers and business owners.

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Third Annual Motorcycle Therapy Adventure to Sturgis

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Adventure to SturgisIndian Motorcycle & Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis Announces Third Annual Motorcycle Therapy Adventure to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Nomination Program to Award Post-9/11 Veterans With Epic Adventure via “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime”

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, has again joined forces with “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis,” a nine-day journey that provides veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life. Through the “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime” program, well deserving veteran heroes can be nominated to join the ride from now until May 21.

Rolling out of Los Angeles on July 28 on Indian motorcycles, trikes and Champion Sidecars, the ride provides participating veterans the opportunity to work toward overcoming their post-war challenges while out on the open road. Riding through the most scenic back roads of the western United States, veterans will not only experience the great outdoors and the beauty this country has to offer, but also make stops to meet with other veterans, supporters, riders, and participate in various adjacent adventures. Upon arrival in Sturgis on August 5, the group will be treated to a special “Heroes Welcome” before taking part in a week of activities that further solidify the brotherhood and sisterhood formed during the ride.

Adventure to Sturgis“We’ll spend over a week riding on America’s most beautiful roads, getting to know each other and helping each other through Motorcycle Therapy,” said David Frey, Veterans Charity Ride Founder. “The shared experience of serving brings us together, veteran to veteran, to help each other heal.”

Twenty deserving veterans and veteran mentors will join the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis in 2017. Additionally, organizers are offering two post-9/11 veteran heroes the chance to participate in the ride via the Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime program, which enables the public to nominate these two veterans. One space will be given to an ambulatory veteran motorcycle rider (proof of motorcycle license endorsement and sufficient riding experience required) and the other space will be given to a severely wounded or amputee veteran to ride as a sidecar passenger (no motorcycle experience required). Submissions are now being accepted online (here) with the selections to be announced July 4.

The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis was conceived and developed by veteran Army Paratrooper Dave Frey and Emmy Award-winning producer and director Robert Manciero of Full Vision Productions, leveraging the therapeutic effects of motorcycle riding to create an adventure of a lifetime for wounded veterans.

Adventure to SturgisPrimary sponsors of the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis include Indian Motorcycle and Champion Sidecars & Trikes, with additional sponsorship and support provided by Monster Energy Drink, Cycle Gear, Nordic Components, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

“Indian Motorcycle has been a proud supporter of the Armed Forces dating back to its role as a military supplier during WWI,” said Reid Wilson, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director. “It’s an honor to give back to our military veterans through our relationship with the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis and the incredible experience this ride provides.”

“Supporting our veterans by donating sidecars to accommodate amputee veterans in a safe, comfortable manner is something near and dear to our team and to me personally,” said Craig Arrojo, President of Champion Sidecars. “We are honored to be associated with such a worthy event, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Veterans Charity Ride for years to come.”

To follow the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, support our veterans, donate and hear their stories, visit IndianMotorcycle.com/en-us/veterans-ride and VeteransCharityRide.org. To nominate a post-9/11 veteran for the Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime program, visit VeteransCharityRide.org/Heros-Ride/.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), 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 brand new  stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

ABOUT VETERANS CHARITY RIDE
Veterans Charity Ride (VCR), started by veterans for veterans, is a non-profit organization that uses Motorcycle Therapy and holistic programs to provide a healing and life changing experience for wounded, severely injured and amputee veterans from all branches of service who need support. VCR provides veterans motorcycle therapy excursions through the most beautiful scenic back roads of this great country, exploring America, getting our veterans outdoors, connecting veterans with mentors and other veterans, groups and supporters. VCR programs include; MCT – Motorcycle Therapy Rides & Excursions, WELL VET – Veteran Health and Wellness Program, TRUSTED VET – Veteran Mentor Program, SAFE VET – Veteran Motorcycle Safety Program,, SPEC OPS – Special Events and Activities for VCR veterans, VET FAM – Veteran Family Support Program, and MOTO DONO – Veteran Motorcycle Donation Program.

ABOUT FULL VISION PRODUCTIONS
Located in La Crescenta, California, Full Vision Productions was founded in 1994 by producer/director Robert Manciero. Since then it has grown into a full service production company and agency with 11 Emmy awards and several festival awards to their credit. Originally specializing in extreme sports, Full Vision Productions has expanded into commercial, promotional and documentary film work for networks, major corporations and government agencies. Please visit www.fullvisionproductions.com for more details.

ABOUT CHAMPION SIDECARS & TRIKES
Champion Sidecars & Trikes, established in 1984 and located in Garden Grove, California, has achieved recognition throughout the motorcycle community for innovation, leadership and advancement of motorcycle sidecars and three-wheel motorcycles. Champion will continue to break ground in the motorcycle industry by delivering the highest value sidecar and three-wheel experience to motorcyclists around the world. For more details visit www.championsidecars.com.

 

OWN Easyriders Magazine! Auction Date Set

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auction76-year-old Owner, Joe Teresi,
Looking To Retire
OWN Easyriders Magazine!

Well Bros, I just turned 76 and luckily, 46 of those years were spent as the lead dog of Easyriders, V-Twin, Road Iron and Tattoo magazines, to name just a few of the many titles we put out over those 46 years. It has been a HELL of a ride!

It was only possible because of the great gang you see listed on the masthead of each issue, now led by Editor-in-Chief, Dave Nichols! As I ride off into the sunset I want to make sure that these dedicated professionals will be able to continue to put out the best Biker and Tattoo magazines ever. I would prefer to sell to or through someone reading this, as opposed to posting an auction notice in the Wall Street Journal and finding some suit to take over who has no feel for what we do here at Paisano.

Thanks to all of you who have been reading our mags over the past many decades and please direct any Biker-type business owners/investors that you may know.

Keep the Shiny Side Up!

Joe Teresi
Owner and Publisher
OWN Easyriders Magazine!For more information and to register to bid go to :
www.PaisanoAuction.com

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