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Drag Specialties Seats Café Style Solo Seats For XL

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08040609 Cafe Solo SeatCafé Style Solo Seats add improved styling to your Sportster. A molded, flexible urethane foam cushion sits on a fully carpeted, 3/16” ABS thermoformed seat base for maximum comfort and scratch resistance. Available with all necessary hardware, this seat easily mounts to the center hole in the rear fender of your 10-16 XL. Made in the USA, this seat is available in smooth, classic and double diamond stitch patterns. The suggested retail price is $209.95 for smooth and $219.95 for classic and double diamond.  Read More

New Harley-Davidson Boom! Audio Music Player Pouch 
Sticks Tight On The Road

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Audio Tank Pouch 1Designed for motorcycle use, the new Boom! Audio Music Player Tank Pouch (P/N 76000193, $44.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories lets riders securely carry a smart phone, music player or electronic toll pass on the bike. Built-in magnets hold the pouch securely to a steel fuel tank, and the clear play-through window permits touchscreen control. An anti-skid interior allows the pouch to accommodate players of various sizes and a neoprene jacket offers hard-core protection for the device. A double zipper permits output cables to exit the pouch at any point, so the player can be plugged into the motorcycle audio system or play directly to rider headphones.

Audio Tank Pouch 2These and other Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories are available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online.

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.

S&S Assembled Short Block, 3-1/2″ Bore, 4-1/4″ Stroke for 1984-’91 and 1992-99 Big Twins, EFI Compatible

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Replace your entire stock lower end with an S&S Short Block assembly. A rock solid S&S flywheel assembly, installed in a set of bullet proof S&S Super Stock crankcases. Styles to fit both 1984-’91 and 1992-’99 Fuel Injected 80″ Evolution big twin.

  • Wrinkle Black or Natural Finish
  • EFI Compatible
  • Stock 3 ½ ” bore and 4 ¼ ” stroke
  • Premium quality U.S. made S&S components
  • Compatible with all stock and most aftermarket parts
  • Full one year parts warranty
  • Includes certificate of origin for new crankcases

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Kuryakyn Adjustable Tour-Pak Relocator

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21374_1350x900_RGB_72DPINow you can easily provide additional room to improve passenger comfort on ’14-later Harley-Davidson Touring models. The new Adjustable Tour-Pak Relocator from Kuryakyn allows quick adjustment of fixed and detachable Tour-Paks up to 3” back or 1” forward from the stock position.

The tool-free slider and latch system features durable interlocking aluminum support plates that ensure smooth and controlled movement. Chrome-plated aluminum locking levers secure the Tour-Pak in the optimal position for personalized passenger comfort. The elegantly sculpted rear accent panel provides a fully finished look. An included factory-styled extended vinyl pad replaces the stock pad to cover the exposed area and wiring for a clean appearance. Enhance style while letting your passengers enjoy the ride for miles ahead.

Fits: ’14-’16 Electra Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings & Street Glides Equipped with Rigid Mounted or Detachable King, Ultra or Chopped Tour-Paks

• P/N 8731 Adjustable Tour-Pak Relocator

• MSRP: $329.99

www.kuryakyn.com/products/4864/adjustable-tour-pak-relocator

Polaris Reports 2016 Second Quarter Results

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UnknownSecond Quarter 2016 Highlights:

  • Motorcycle sales increased 23% during the quarter. Global Adjacent Markets sales increased 14%. ORV/Snowmobiles sales were down 6%, slightly better than expectations.
  • ORV dealer inventory was down 8%, year-over-year. Total dealer inventory was up 1% due to normalized motorcycle shipments.
  • Second quarter results included expenses totaling approximately $25 million for increased warranty, legal and other costs associated with the product recalls and protecting the brand.
  • Repurchased 652,000 shares of Polaris common stock during the second quarter.
  • Operating cash flow year-to-date increased 287% to $348 million.
  • Lowering and narrowing guidance range for full year 2016 earnings to $6.00 to $6.30 per diluted share, on total Company sales in the range of down 2% to flat for the full year 2016.

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today reported second quarter net income of $71.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 compared to $100.9 million, or $1.49 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2015. Sales for the second quarter of 2016 totaled $1,130.8 million, up one percent from last year’s second quarter sales of $1,124.3 million. Read More

Indian Motorcycle Charges Into 76Th Annual Sturgis Rally With Entertainment, Motorcycle Racing, American Craftsmanship And The New 2017 Lineup

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IMC_Sturgis2016_Patch_FIndian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its power-packed itinerary for the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which formally runs August 8 – 14 in Sturgis, South Dakota. The brand that started the rally in 1938 through legendary dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, is excited to offer demo rides on three diverse and exciting newly released models to Sturgis attendees which include Indian Scout Sixty, Indian Chieftain Dark Horse and Indian Springfield with an early kick-off schedule starting on August 6th.

Join us for this historic event that will feature the debut of the 2017 model year lineup, exclusive entertainment, factory demo rides, partnerships with Jack Daniel’s and Red Wing Shoes, Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group events and rides, an array of custom bikes and much more. Indian Motorcycle festivities kickoff on Saturday, August 6 at the Indian Motorcycle display on Lazelle St. where guests can enter for a chance to win a 2017 Indian Chieftain. Stay tuned to the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for updates leading up to the rally. Read More

Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company

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9780760348635Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company tells the complete story of Indian, America’s first mass-produced motorcycle maker, from its start as a bicycle manufacturer to the purchase of the brand by Polaris Industries in 2011 and the subsequent new Indian motorcycles. In the early years of the 20th century, Indian dominated the world’s racetracks, earning the brand a worldwide reputation for quality, performance, reliability, and technical innovation, but the once-mighty company fell on hard times and in 1953 was forced to file bankruptcy.

The Indian brand never quite died, though, thanks in large part to fanatically devoted enthusiasts, who tried to resurrect it for over half a century. Finally Polaris, maker of the highly regarded Victory brand of motorcycles, purchased the brand and released the Chief and Scout, models that once again restored Indian to its rightful place in the motorcycle pantheon.

About the Author

Darwin Holmstrom has written, co-written, or contributed to over thirty books on subjects ranging from motorcycles and muscle cars to Gibson Les Paul guitars, including Indian Motorcycles, GTO: Fifty Years, Let’s Ride: Sonny Barger’s Guide to Motorcyclying,Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America’s Fastest Decade, BMW MotorcyclesThe Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles. Darwin is the senior editor for Motorbooks. Prior to that he served as Midwestern editor for Motorcyclist magazine.

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Lube Job Leather Conditioner

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LUBE JOBPress Release: Condition and protect your leather with our Lube Job leather conditioner. Over the miles and especially in the rain your leathers will lose their oils. These natural oils are essential for the leather to stay flexible, not tear and helps keep the natural water repellent tendencies. By conditioning your leathers it will extend their life and will give you more years of enjoyment. I think we all know the importance of proper lubrication.  Contains 8oz.  Great for Jackets, Vest, Saddle Bags, Wallets, Purses, etc.

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Harley-Davidson Revving Up For 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Harley-Davidson will roll into the historic South Dakota Black Hills region with activities planned from Aug. 6-13. Just a few of the activities making this Sturgis Motorcycle Rally one of the best yet are daily concerts, parties, free demo rides on new 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H.O.G. member special events, Harley-Davidson sponsored AMA Pro Flat Track Racing, the do-not-miss Wall of Death and a new custom motorcycle show.

Harley-Davidson will roll into the historic South Dakota Black Hills region with activities planned from Aug. 6-13. Just a few of the activities making this Sturgis Motorcycle Rally one of the best yet are daily concerts, parties, free demo rides on new 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H.O.G. member special events, Harley-Davidson sponsored AMA Pro Flat Track Racing, the do-not-miss Wall of Death and a new custom motorcycle show.

Join the H-D Crew for Action-Packed Parties, Racing and Free Demo Rides

With a rockin’ beat and a rolling rumble Harley-Davidson is set to take over the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. As the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson plans to pack more unbridled fun and pure riding experience than ever into this week-long celebration of freedom and the open road.

Harley-Davidson will roll into the historic South Dakota Black Hills region with activities planned from Aug. 6-13. Just a few of the activities making this Sturgis one of the best yet – daily concerts, parties, free demo rides on new 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H.O.G. member special events, Harley-Davidson sponsored AMA Pro Flat Track Racing, the do-not-miss Wall of Death and a new custom motorcycle show.

“No other motorcycle rally can boast the scenery and miles of great riding to be found in the Black Hills,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson US Marketing Director. “We encourage all motorcyclists to get to Sturgis and ride with us. If you ride to the rally, make Harley-Davidson dealerships a destination along your route. Harley-Davidson is proud to have been part of every Sturgis Rally since 1938, and this year we’ve put together a schedule of events certain to make some great memories for Harley fans and all the riders who make it to this legendary event.”

Harley-Davidson Rally Point  (Main Street and Harley-Davidson Way)
The Harley-Davidson Rally Point is a permanent year-round space in Sturgis that features a stage for events and concerts and hosts a number of special events during the Sturgis Rally. Conveniently located in the heart of Sturgis, the Rally Point can also serve as a handy location for riders to rendezvous.

  • Kick-off Party for the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Friday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m.
  • Mayor’s Ride featuring Grand Marshal Ben Bostrom, Monday, Aug. 8. To register, visit the City of Sturgis’ website.
  • Harley-Davidson Editor’s Choice Bike Show, Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Registration 8 a.m./Awards 4 p.m.
  • First Ever Angel’s Ride, Friday, Aug. 12 – The number of women riders is on the rise in America, join us to celebrate. To register, visit the City of Sturgis’ website.
  • MDA Raffle – Grand Prize Bike Drawing, Aug. 13, at 4:15 p.m.
  • Events and live music daily. View full Rally Point activities list

Sturgis Community Center (Fourth and Lazelle Streets)
Freedom, attitude and V-Twin engines invade the Sturgis Community Center as the home-base for the bulk of Harley-Davidson activity. Inside and outside the Community Center, riders will see and experience the newest motorcycle customizations, sales and demonstrations of the latest MotorClothes merchandise, and the largest demo fleet in Sturgis offering free test rides on Harley-Davidson’s most powerful line-up of Cruisers ever. All activities are Aug. 6-13 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Motorcycle Demo Rides: The 2016 motorcycle line-up and demo ride experience includes models such as the new Road Glide Ultra, Forty-Eight, Iron 883 and Roadster and the new S Series – Low Rider S, Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S plus a selection of customized models with H-D Genuine Motor Accessories. Staging for demo rides takes place in the parking lot behind the Community Center. A selection of helmets and jackets are available for demo rides.

Project RUSHMORE Experience: From Boom Audio and LED lighting to the 103 high output engine, H-D’s Touring motorcycles need to be experienced first-hand to fully appreciate what Project RUSHMORE is all about. Be sure to check out this experience to get a behind-the-scenes look at our latest motorcycle technology and get educated on the enhanced features and benefits of Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles.

H-D1 Fit Shop and Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories: This interactive area includes everything needed to turn any Harley-Davidson motorcycle into a one-of-a-kind custom. Harley-Davidson fit consultants are on hand to help adjust any motorcycle for maximum comfort, control, style and confidence, no matter the riding style or body type. New this year will be a “Quick Install” area for 30-minute or less installations of a selected few accessories for your motorcycle.

Gear: A selection of new Genuine MotorClothes merchandise is available for demo and purchase on site, including Willie G. and H.O.G. Commemorative Merchandise.

H.O.G. Members Only Hospitality: – Pick up an exclusive H.O.G. Sturgis event pin and enjoy daily refreshments and snacks from 1-3 p.m.

Bike Photos: Get a free professional photo taken of your Harley-Davidson bike to post on social media and an option to purchase the photo as a keepsake.

Hollywood Harley Bikes: Get up close and personal with customized bikes from the movies Captain America and Avengers: Steve Rogers and the hero bike from FX’s Sons of Anarchy TV show. Located on a red carpet, this experience provides an opportunity to take a picture while sitting on the customized motorcycles that starred in these iconic entertainment properties.

Harley-Davidson Museum: Inside the Community Center, the H-D Museum brings a slice of history and heritage to Sturgis with a display highlighting Harley-Davidson’s racing history including vintage racing footage that gives a nod to its special summer exhibit, “Drag Racing: America’s Fast Time.” Three sit-on Harley-Davidson racing motorcycles also show riders how speed thrills. Located in Milwaukee, the Harley-Davidson Museum welcomes riders on their way to or from Sturgis.

Weber Mobile Grill Academy: Stop by the Weber Mobile Grill Academy to talk to experts about all things grilling and see an array of Harley-Davidson branded gas, charcoal and electric grills as well as accessories.

Wall of Death and UNKNOWN Industries: Motorcycle stunt shows featuring UNKNOWN Industries and the spectacular Wall of Death will be running throughout the week. Check the H-D event app for daily times.

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Around Town: Other Do-Not-Miss Activity

  • Be on the lookout for UFC President Dana White and his buddies as they film Dana’s new TV show “Lookin’ For A Fight,” and as they ride their Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the legendary rally.
  • As a partner for the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Iron Horse Saloon will have daily giveaways (bandanas, shot glasses, etc.) and food and drink discounts for H.O.G. members.
  • AMA Pro Flat Track Racing: Black Hills Speedway Half-Mile: Flat track motorcycle racing, the original American action sport, invades the challenging Black Hills Speedway half mile on Tuesday night, Aug. 9. See two AMA Pro classes in action, including the premier Harley-Davidson GNC1 series featuring the H-D Factory Flat Track and  Wrecking Crew riders Brad Baker, Davis Fisher, Jake Johnson and Kenny Coolbeth battling a field of top competitors in fierce handlebar-to-handlebar racing action.

Whether twisting throttles toward South Dakota or dreaming of a first visit to Sturgis, Harley-Davidson social media is serving exciting Sturgis action all Rally long. Coverage has already begun and will continue long after the last bike rides into the sunset. Check out 2016 Sturgis Grand Marshal Ben Bostrom as he highlights what it was like to come to Sturgis as a young child and now brings his own kids to enjoy the event, #LiveYourLegend.

See breathtaking images and stories from riders across the country and daily updates. Tune in to #Sturgis posts @HarleyDavidson on Twitter & Instagram, or on Facebook. For more information about Harley-Davidson 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally events and to get the official H-D Sturgis App, visit www.h-d.com/sturgis.

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

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