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Paul Yaffe Bagger Nation Was the Official Start of the Hamster “Dry Heat” Run
Phoenix, AZ (April 19, 2016) – Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, the motorcycle shop owned and operated by venerated bike builder Paul Yaffe, used the opportunity of the 2016 Arizona Bike Week motorcycle rally to celebrate 25 years of designing and building the best and most sought after custom motorcycles, parts and accessories in the world.
Paul opened his first custom shop, American Legend Motorcycle Company, in 1991. Today, 25 years later, while not operating out of the same location, Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation (together with Paul Yaffe Originals) is recognized as one of–if not the–preeminent custom motorcycle and parts manufacturers in the world. “It all started with a love of motorcycles and a curiosity and desire to see what could be made of them,” says Paul. “I never would have guessed, when I first started experimenting in the mid eighties, that it would lead to where we are today.”
Paul Yaffe has enjoyed one of the most storied and influential careers in motorcycle designing and building. In the past 25 years, he has won many awards, contests and honors, including three “World’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” awards at the famous Oakland Roadster Show and two “Builder of the Year” and three “Trendsetter of the Year” honors from Easyriders Magazine. The subject of over 300 magazine articles and profiles, Paul has also featured in the Discovery Channel’s popular show Biker Build-Off and the 10-episode docudrama Biker Battleground on the History Channel as well as dozens of other nationally televised shows on networks such as NBC, Travel Channel and Speed TV.
Bagger Nation was also the starting point and sponsor of the 6th Annual Hamsters Charity “Dry Heat” Run, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars when combined for Lifescape Children’s Care Hospital. Riders joined fellow Hamsters Arlen Ness, Donnie Smith, Paul Yaffe, Nick Trask, among others, as they welcomed special guest for this year’s charity run: NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace, making his first Dry Heat run on his brand new Bagger Nation custom Street Glide. After a scenic and exhilarating ride through the foothills, participants enjoyed lunch, prize giveaways and frosty beverages as they spend the afternoon “Hamster Style” before wrapping up at Arizona Bike Week at Westworld for the Reverend Horton Heat and Social Distortion live shows.
About Paul Yaffe
Paul Yaffe has been designing and building custom motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories for over 25 years. In that time, he has won many awards, contests and honors, including three “World’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” awards at the famous Oakland Roadster Show and two “Builder of the Year” and three “Trendsetter of the Year” honors from Easyriders Magazine. Paul opened his custom shop American Legend Motorcycle Company (which became Paul Yaffe Originals) twenty-five years ago, and today his designs and his latest brand Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation are recognized as being among the best and most sought after in the world. For Paul’s latest news, designs and appearances, follow him on Facebook, Twitter (@BaggerNation) and Instagram (@pybaggernation).
Worldwide Retail Sales, Diluted EPS Increase Year-Over-Year MILWAUKEE, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) first quarter 2016 diluted earnings per share increased 7.1 percent to $1.36 compared to diluted EPS of $1.27 in the same period in 2015. Net income was $250.5 million on consolidated revenue of $1.75 billion compared to net income of $269.9 million on consolidated revenue of $1.67 billion in last year’s first quarter. “I am pleased with how our first quarter results demonstrate the progress we’re making in both driving demand and delivering business performance in a highly competitive environment,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc. Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales in the first quarter were up 1.4 percent, driven by a 4.5 percent increase in international markets. Although retail motorcycle sales in the U.S. were down slightly compared to the year-ago quarter, retail sales trends have significantly improved over previous quarters. Worldwide retail sales were driven, in part, by increased investments in marketing and new product introductions. In 2016, the company is increasing its marketing and product development investments to drive demand. The increased investments are focused in four areas: increasing product and brand awareness; growing new ridership in the U.S.; increasing and enhancing brand access; and accelerating the cadence and impact of new products. “The increased marketing and new product investments are beginning to take hold and we anticipate continued progress across our focus areas as we dial in and ramp-up our approach,” said Levatich. Read More:
Harley-Davidson Roadster Plays Starring Role in Latest ‘Live Your Legend’ Commercial The Harley-Davidson Dark Custom lineup has a new addition. With a minimalist, fastback design inspired by classic racing motorcycles, the nimble Harley-Davidson Roadster will inspire a new generation of riders to take to the streets.
“Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster has proved capable of constant reinvention, and the Roadster writes a new chapter in that story,” said Harley-Davidson Director of Styling Brad Richards. “We’ve watched our customers take the Sportster in so many different directions. The Roadster is a mash-up of styling genres, but the intent was to build a rider’s motorcycle, a Sportster that’s lean and powerful and connects the rider to the road.”
Roadster stars in “Cut Loose,” the third commercial in Harley-Davidson’s ‘Live Your Legend’ global marketing campaign that shows how riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle can enable riders to create deeper bonds and share richer experiences with friends and family. ‘Live Your Legend’ campaign ads include snapshots of life-enriching moments, as well as the unique and unforgettable bonds of friendship that riders develop by riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
As the newest member of the Dark Custom lineup, Roadster combines modern performance and retro-inspired styling with premium suspension components, an air-cooled 1200cc V-Twin engine that delivers a strong pulse of mid-range torque and a profile reminiscent of vintage racing motorcycles from the 1950s and 1960s. “We wanted to give the Roadster some DNA from the high-performance KHR models of the mid-50s, and later Sportsters tuned for the drag strip,” said Richards. “Those bikes had fenders cut to the struts, the small fuel tank, and were stripped to their bare essentials to achieve a singular performance purpose.”
The 19-inch front and 18-inch rear Offset-Split 5-Spoke cast aluminum wheels were designed specifically for the Roadster and contribute to its balanced, athletic stance. The Roadster puts its rider in an aggressive posture with a new low-rise handlebar and mid-mount foot controls that center the rider’s weight over the classic profile of the 3.3-gallon Sportster fuel tank. “The wheels were inspired by classic laced wheels, and are the most intricate cast wheel we’ve ever created,” said Harley-Davidson Industrial Designer Ben McGinley. “The interlacing spokes shoot outward toward opposite sides of the wheel, creating a dramatic visual effect. These wheels are also very light for their size, which contributes to the Roadster’s handling performance.” Roadster’s suspension is enhanced by new 43mm inverted single-cartridge forks with tri-rate springs gripped in robust triple clamps and rear suspension featuring gas-charged emulsion coil-over shocks and tri-rate springs with adjustable pre-load and offers greater suspension travel than any other Sportster model – 4.5 inches in front and 3.2-inches in the rear. Outstanding stopping power is achieved with dual 11.8-inch floating rotors on the front wheel. The Roadster is available with optional ABS brakes.
In keeping with its stripped-down styling, the Roadster’s rear fender has been clipped 1.5 inches shorter than previous bobbed Sportster fenders. The slotted belt guard and muffler shields mimic the lightening holes drilled in race-bike components, and a single four-inch diameter instrument tucked low in front of the triple clamp features a sweeping analog tachometer with an inset digital speedometer. Rear turn signals mounted directly to the fender struts, a side-mount license plate and fastback seat design give the rear of the bike a tight and uncluttered look. “The seat’s profile flows into the very short rear fender,” said McGinley. “The cover features a series of pads inspired by an armored leather jacket, and the rear of the seat is designed as a passenger pillion, to give the Roadster added versatility.” The Roadster model will be offered in four color choices: Vivid Black with a charcoal denim pinstripe; Black Denim with a red pinstripe; Velocity Red Sunglo with a red pinstripe; and two-tone Billet Silver/Vivid Black with a burgundy pinstripe. To test ride a Roadster or any of the 2016 motorcycles, visit a Harley-Davidson authorized dealership or schedule a test ride online at H-D.com.
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 h-d.com.
Covingtons Customs Raked Triple Trees for Heritage Softails and Fat Boys
Finding the perfect front end rake for your Heritage Softail or Fat Boy can be a real challenge, but leave it to the experts at Covingtons to come up with the perfect solution. Applying their more than 40 years of motorcycle customization, Covingtons has created 3° triple trees that provide the perfect amount of rake to give your bike the look you want without sacrificing the performance you need. Add to that the beauty and durability of a chrome-plated finish on CNC-machined aluminum for the perfect visual accent to your bike. •CNC Chrome Plated Aluminum Billet •Fits all years of FLST, FLSTF, and FLSTC with stock tins and nacelle. •Includes Mounting Hardware. •Made in the USA by Covingtons Customs. •MSRP $649.95 Also new today is:
Covingtons Customs’ Lowering Kit for Harley-Davidson Baggers Give your bike a lower stance with Covington’s lowering kits for late-model Harley-Davidsons, including the “CVO” and “Special” Bagger and Touring Models. In addition to our standard kit, Covingtons has created the only lowering kit that will work with the factory adjustable coilovers featured on CVO and Special edition motorcycles. A direct bolt-on option, these kits offer 1” to 1-3/8” reduction in bike height, without affecting (or coming into contact with) any other parts on the motorcycle. Get the lower stance you want without sacrificing the performance you need.
•Part #C1401 – Fits 2009 to present HD Bagger and Touring models, does not fit adjustable coil over shocks, fits all others. Lowers Rear 1-3/8 Inch. CNC machined billet aluminum. •Part #C1402 – Fits 2009 to present HD Bagger and Touring models, including CVO and Specials with adjustable coil over shocks. Lowers Rear 1 Inch. CNC machined billet aluminum. •Available in your choice of polished billet aluminum or black finish. •Includes Mounting Hardware. •Made in the USA. •MSRP $119.95 for the pair Covingtons Customs 2424 Oklahoma Ave. Woodward, OK 73801 Ph: (580)-256-2939 Fax: (580)-256-2296 www.covingtonscustoms.com
Test ride any Indian Motorcycle at your local indian motorcycle dealership on Saturday, April 16th and receive a free limited edition Chief Dark Horse poster create by LA artist Mathew Curran (while supplies last).
Press Release: Now add storage to your Electra Glide or Road Glide Lower Glove Boxes for both the standard and twin-cam liquid cooled models. This all new pouch utilizes a new double layer design to achieve a stylish look. This Deluxe GP-3 measures a generous 4 ½” x 6” x 2”, with an internal mesh pocket to allow additional secured storage. The Snap-Lock option attaches a permanent Lock Clip to the fairing door that allows the pouch to be removed with a twist and stored or transferred to your belt with the included Snap-Lock Belt Holder. Alternatively, the mount could be used universally to mount to any flat surface. The Velcro option secures the pouches with convient hook and loop strap system. Made in the USA.
Fans Crown H-D Dealership’s ‘General Mayhem’ in National Sportster Customization Contest
After weeks of heated competition and thousands of votes, America has finally crowned the next “Custom King.” Through six rounds of bike-to-bike battles, fans determined Hal’s Harley-Davidson’s creation ranks No. 1. A true rolling work of art, “General Mayhem,” created in New Berlin, Wis., is a modern day dual-sport bike that can conquer city streets and rural roads alike. “Our vision was a modern day dual-sport bike with an edgy, minimalist look that would appeal to millennials, hooligan riders or the young at heart,” said Bud Curtis, team lead at Hal’s Harley-Davidson. “We are proud to have built the General Mayhem, our take on a Sportster that we hope can be enjoyed by the masses.”
In the second year of the Custom Kings competition, all U.S. dealerships were invited to turn a Sportster motorcycle into a custom-of-one work of art. Initial entries were scored by the H-D styling team based on quality of customization and build, fit and finish, use of paint, design, technique and how teams utilized Harley-Davidson Genuine P&A. From there, fans took control, selecting the winner in a bracket-style online vote.
The General Mayhem features a dual headlight to provide protection in a rugged environment, a 1200cc engine conversion with tuned exhaust to optimize performance and a fabricated tank with padded inserts that allows the rider to connect with the road. “Customization is an expression of our riders’ individuality, so it only made sense for our fans to select the Custom Kings winner,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson U.S. Marketing Director. “We were thrilled by the response from dealers across the country, and Hal’s Harley-Davidson served up a striking design that challenged the status quo and took the artistry and quality of the Sportster SuperLow to new heights.”
Hal’s had a unique partner in building its one-of-a-kind ride – the local New Berlin high school BUILD Team. Working together as part of a national BUILD Challenge, the team and their mentors turned the Custom Kings build into an educational experience for the students, opening the road to learning more about the world of motorcycling and sparking their passion for the Sportster’s unique style and unrivaled performance.
The other seven finalists vying for the title with Hal’s Harley-Davidson were:
Four Rivers Harley-Davidson, Paducah, Ky.
Independence Harley-Davidson, College Station, Texas
Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, Orwigsburg, Pa.
Southside Harley-Davidson, Virginia Beach, Va.
Toledo Harley-Davidson, Toledo, Ohio
Yellowstone Harley-Davidson, Belgrade, Mont.
Zylstra Harley-Davidson Ames, Iowa
In addition to a shiny trophy and bragging rights, Hal’s Harley-Davidson will receive an all-expense paid trip with a VIP tour of Harley-Davidson’s Corporate Headquarters, dinner at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant and a VIP tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum to see their winning motorcycle on display during the Custom Bike Show/Milwaukee Rally this September. The General Mayhem will remain on display in the Harley-Davidson Museum through November 1, 2016.
Visit www.H-D.com/CustomKings for more information on the Custom Kings Sportster Motorcycle Customization Contest and to view the winning, one-of-a-kind bike.
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.
Accentuate the classic curves found on Indian hard saddlebags with this four-piece Saddlebag Top Trim accent (two pieces per saddlebag). Chrome-plated ABS with easy installation via high-strength adhesive creates flowing chrome contours that complement the OEM saddlebag trim.
Trunk Light Accent for Indian by Kuryakyn
The Trunk Light Accent for Indian Roadmaster models brings the perfect finishing touch to the factory chrome trim below the trunk light bar. Styled to flawlessly match the stock chrome housing, the durable and lightweight injection-molded ABS accent is easy to install via high-strength 3M VHB adhesive.
On March 2, Avon Tyres-sponsored Victory Stunt Team rider Joe Dryden set a new Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle burnout on Storm 3D X-M 160/70R17 (rear) and Cobra 130/70R18 (front) tires. The 2.23-mile record shattering burnout on a 2017 Victory Octane was completed at Orlando Speed World where Dryden smoked more than seven impressive laps. “We’re proud to count Joe and Tony among an elite group of Avon-sponsored riders, and we were thrilled to hear that Joe had succeeded in this record setting run,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “Seeing the Avon Storm 3D X-M stand up to more than seven smoky laps was incredible.” An official Guinness World Records adjudicator was on site for the attempt. He certified the new record and presented the award certificate to Dryden whose Victory Stunt Team partner and friend Tony Carbajal was standing by to help him celebrate. Carbajal had also sought the record on Avon tires that day, but it was Dryden who found the perfect recipe – managing throttle, break and clutch as only an award-winning athlete can. Victory Stunt Team riders Dryden and Carbajal are among the world’s most accomplished performers on full-sized V-twin bikes. Dryden, who began riding dirt bikes at age six, transitioned to Street Bike Freestyle at the age 20 and is considered a pioneer in the sport. He has earned multiple awards and championships along with a resume of stunt work for film and television. For more information on the Storm 3D X-M and Cobra tires, visit www.AvonMoto.com/Products. Check out the Victory Stunt Team video here, or visit www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/stunt-team for more information.