Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce that accomplished English road racer and flourishing daredevil TV presenter Guy Martin used an Indian Scout motorcycle to prepare for a new world record he recently set for the fastest speed around a ‘Wall of Death’.
The feat was televised live on Channel 4 in the UK on March 28 and immediately certified as a Guinness World Record. A silo-shaped cylinder made of wooden planks, a Wall of Death installation usually ranges from 20 to 36 feet in diameter. Motorcyclists traveling along the vertical wall of the silo at a typical speed of approx. 20 mph are held in place by centrifugal force. To reach the 60 mph Martin needed to achieve, yet limit the g-force plying his body, the Wall of Death built for him in an otherwise unused hangar featured a 387-ft. circumference.
Viewers saw Martin set the overall speed record on his own custom-built motorcycle, but to prepare for the live attempt, he used an Indian Scout supplied by Krazy Horse, an Indian Motorcycle dealership in Bury St Edmunds, UK.
Riding the Indian Scout, Martin hit 60.1 mph – an instant Guinness World Record – on his first attempt and reached a confirmed 70.33 mph on his second attempt. Then he switched to his own custom-built BSA R3 powered by aviation fuel. The result: 78.15 mph, the speed logged for the official Guinness World Record.
The Indian Scout Martin rode was a standard machine lightly prepared by Krazy Horse to be ‘Wall ready’. Add-ons included Renthal handlebars, lay-back risers, modified lower frame struts to accommodate foot-plates, 18″ wheels, a shortened rear fender and a special paint job.
“Seeing Guy ride the Indian Scout in preparation for the live show and initially setting a new world record was an extremely proud moment for us,” says Jim Clarke, Country Manager for Polaris UK & Ireland. “It’s testament to the Scout that a production motorcycle with very little modification could ride around that gigantic Wall of Death and help to set a new World Record.”
Photo Credit: Guy Martin’s Wall of Death: LIVE – ALL4
By Staci Wilt
Growing up in the concrete jungle of Houston, I never truly realized how much scenery the entire state of Texas has to offer—especially to those who prefer to adventure on two wheels. When I bought my first motorcycle back in 2011, I was living in the Austin area and was spoiled with the roads surrounding me in the Texas Hill Country, but it wasn’t enough. I began taking weekend-turned-weeklong adventures, and quickly caught the road trip bug. I’ve ridden through almost every landscape the Lone Star State has to offer, but the roads below hold a special place in my heart and are always at the top of my recommendations list when people ask me for a route.
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Press Release: New Marketing Campaign Shows How Harley-Davidson Can Create Deeper Bonds and Enrich Your Legacy
Harley-Davidson today unveiled ‘Trophy Wall,’ the second commercial in the brand’s newest global marketing campaign: ‘Live Your Legend.’ The campaign shows how a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle can enable riders to create deeper bonds and share richer experiences – allowing them to live their own legend.
The ad features the new Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, a bike that takes the thrill of the open road to a whole new level. The new Street Glide Special is loaded with a High Output Twin Cam 103 engine and Project RUSHMORE technology. It’s the ultimate combination of stripped down custom style and long-haul comfort.
The ‘Live Your Legend’ ads include snapshots of life-enriching moments, as well as the unique and unforgettable bonds of friendship that are developed by riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. As an ongoing extension of the campaign, Harley-Davidson will curate conversations in social media using #LiveYourLegend, and showcase real-life stories from Harley-Davidson riders. The series will be aggregated at www.h-d.com/today.
“‘Live Your Legend’ is designed to inspire a new generation of riders to invest in experiences today that will build a richer legacy for themselves and those around them,” said Shelley Paxton, VP Global Marketing and Brand.
Press Release: Flare Test Pilots Wanted! Team Klocks Werks will be on site at Harley Davidson of Scottsdale bringing you the promotions you love. If you haven’t experienced the Flare Windshield for yourself, be sure to stop by the booth to have one of the team install a demo shield to take for a test ride. Ninety-eight percent of people who try the Flare buy it, and it doesn’t just improve conditions for the rider, it’s also proven to increase comfort for the passenger. This windshield changes the way people ride. When riders come back from their first ride using a Flare, over and over, the team hears declarations of improved stability, better and cleaner airflow, and that the bike feels like a “new ride.”
Born on the Bonneville Salt Flats when Laura Klock and her daughters, Erika and Karlee, were busy breaking land speed records, Klock Werks has proven at the highest speeds that they are the air management experts that you can trust. Team Klock Werks absolutely stands behind the brand and the parts, and once you “Get Klocked,” you’re a part of that family.
Recently, Klock Werks unveiled its powerful line of device mounts to the market and they immediately gained some serious traction. People have been wanting a sleek and stylish alternative to gripping mechanisms, and Klock Werks has that solution. It doesn’t just look good, you won’t believe the power of the steel adapt disk and magnetic iOcore once they make contact. It really is the best device mount on the market. You can see for yourself during Arizona Bike Week, or check out the Klock Werks YouTube channel for exclusive videos. Klock Werks continues to bring adjustability to the market- as a team of riders, Team Klock Werks realizes that one-size-fits-all is rarely the answer.
There is a lot going on at the 20th Anniversary of Arizona Bike Week, and Klock Werks is excited to be back in the middle of the action. Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale is one of the largest dealerships in the US, and the krew is set up right next to the parts department, ready to answer questions and install your Flare.
If you’re looking for even more to do while at Arizona Bike Week, Laura Klock, founder of Helping with Horsepower, and Diva Amy Skaling of TEAM DIVA, are happy to announce that after 3 years of fundraising they are in a positive position to start a sanctioned Helping With Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program. The team has partnered with the Desert Foothills Family YMCA in Scottsdale, AZ, and will become a part of their curriculum for their teenage youth program.
Be sure to add the “LAUNCH PARTY”, at Chuck Franklin’s booth located at Westworld of Scottsdale, on April 7 from 3:00-6:00 pm to your calendar.
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