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Russell Mitchell’s Latest Build

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Our buddy Ben from Esteves Motorcycle Design just sent us a pick of Russell Mitchell’s latest build. Thought the readers would enjoy seeing it. Just as clean as all of his bikes, lean and mean. Those cast covers from EMD really look sharp!

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Esteves Motorycle Design

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Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona Announces The Opening Of Jesters Live

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Entertainment Complex will feature Live Concerts and Events Year-Round

Press Release: Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona announced the opening of Jesters Live at the 35,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion at Destination Daytona.  “We are thrilled that Jesters Live will be hosting concerts and live events all year long.  We see this as a great opportunity to enhance our offering here and to provide the community with another great place to enjoy top-tier live music and other events,” said Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe, General Manager of Destination Daytona and Daytona Harley-Davidson.  “When this development was built by our father, Bruce Rossmeyer, he envisioned developing a destination for adults to play and enjoy the entire year, and the opening of Jesters Live fits perfectly with that plan.”

       Jesters Live, formerly known as the Pavilion, will invest a large portion of capital into improving the pavilion’s sound quality, food and bar selections and live music, club-style experience. “Jesters Live will be looking to ignite the region with national acts and to attract music fans from all over. We are excited to be a part of Mr. Rossmeyer’s early vision of Destination Daytona and look forward to providing a top quality venue and guest experience,” said Nick Avena, Owner/Operator of Jesters Live.  “We recognize the importance of providing our guests with a fresh new concept to enjoy some of their favorite national bands in a casual setting where you can move around, dance, drink, eat, party and meet other people who enjoy great music. The covered, open air club vibe is inherently unique to Jesters Live.  We are super excited to be kicking off during the 75th Anniversary year of Daytona Bike Week with a fantastic concert line-up and tons of great daytime events; the timing could not be more perfect!,” said, Carrie Repp, R&R Promotions, head of Show Productions, Marketing and Business Development for Jesters Live.
        The grand opening of Jesters Live will span the ten days of the world-renown motorcycle rally from March 4 – 10.  Among the festivities for bikers and non-bikers alike, will be live concerts featuring national headliners including:

Friday, Mar 4             Buckcherry & Blackberry Smoke
Saturday, Mar 5        Black Label Society with Big House Pete
Thursday, Mar 10     Country (acts to be announced soon!)
Saturday, Mar 12      The Charlie Daniels Band with Marshall Tucker Band

       Additional happenings during Daytona Bike Week 2016 at Jesters Live include custom motorcycle shows, a gathering of vintage motorcycles of all makes and models, a professional arm wrestling tournament, a Rallies of the World expo, 75th Anniversary Industry party, live music, full liquor bars and more.  Of course, Destination Daytona will continue to be the go-to place in the Central Florida area by providing the motorcycle industry’s top exhibitors, its open air bar areas, and special entertainment at Saints & Sinners Pub with tens of thousands of visitors daily to the property. 
        Nick Avena shared, “The Ormond/Daytona Beach area is a preferred destination among travelers and the area’s widespread appeal and climate makes it an ideal destination for a major, year-round concert venue.  Daytona has a history of hosting visitors for a variety of events, most notably Speed Week and the first Daytona Bike Week which started in 1937 and will celebrate 75 years this March.”   

Performance Machine Made for Victory

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Performance Machine and Victory Motorcycles have teamed up in an exclusive partnership to bring more custom accessory options to the world of Victory Motorcycles. Victory owners can now choose between two iconic wheel styles, the Paramount and Supra, along with an assortment of matching accessories exclusive to Victory Motorcycles, leaving customers riding in PM style!

       Additionally, Performance Machine has expanded their virtual PM Build Shop to include applications for Victory Motorcycles. The PM Build Shop allows users to build the Victory Motorcycle of their dreams with PM wheels and accessories! Visitors to the website can now choose from 9 different Victory models, and see for themselves how cool a set of Supra or Paramount wheels and matching Made for Victory PM accessories would look on their motorcycle. The PM Build Shop also has an added feature of locating the nearest Victory dealer near you! 

VICTORY Models Included in PM Made for Victory 

  • Cross Country 
  • Cross Country Tour
  • Cross Roads
  • Gunner 
  • Hard Ball
  • High-Ball
  • Magnum 
  • Vision

PM Wheel Styles Available for Victory 

  • Paramount
  • Supra

Both available in Chrome and Contrast Cut Platinum finishes 

Exclusive PM Made for Victory Accessories Include

  • Ignition Cover
  • AIC Cover
  • Primary Cover
  • Cam Cover 
  • Contour Grips 

All available in Chrome and Contrast Cut finishes 

For more information on PM wheels and accessories made for Victory and the PM Build Shop, visit www.performancemachine.com

Victory Motorcycles Reveals “Combustion” Concept Built Around Newest Production Engine

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Press Release: Victory Motorcycles revealed the final installment in their 1200cc concept series at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City.  This concept, called “Combustion,” is powered by the production version of the engine that made its debut last month at EICMA in Milan. It was built by Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles in Dublin, California and revealed at the Unions Garage in Brooklyn, NY just prior to its public showing at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City.  

Cory Ness, Zach Ness, Max Ness

        “Our family has a long-standing relationship with Victory Motorcycles customizing many Victory production bikes in the past,” says Zach Ness, third generation custom builder and grandson of the “Godfather of Customs,” Arlen Ness. “It’s always fun to look into the future – so to have the trust of Victory to create a more conceptual bike has been great.  Also, as one of the first to ride this new engine it absolutely RIPS!”

Urs Erbacher

        This Ness concept follows the Milan, Italy EICMA reveal of a concept bike built by Urs Erbacher of Switzerland. His concept bike known as “Ignition” took the first pre-production engine and wrapped it in an aggressive sport-bike inspired stance intended to satisfy needs of European riders.
        Both the Ignition Concept and the Combustion Concept are propelled by production-intent engines that will power a new model Victory Motorcycle to be revealed in 2016. The Engine is a 1200cc liquid cooled 60 degree V-Twin design with four valves per cylinder that will deliver the kind of engine performance enthusiast riders find exhilarating.

Zach Ness with Combustion

        “This new engine platform offers the most versatility in American Motorcycling.” says Motorcycle Product Director Gary Gray.  “Both concepts, Ignition and Combustion, are intended to show what this motor is capable of in very distinct, visual forms.  While the bikes are very different, the powertrain is capable of delivering the performance required of the look in both cases.” 
        “Victory Motorcycles have taken a strong positioning as the Modern American Muscle brand,” says Steve Menneto, President of the Polaris Motorcycles Division. “We are excited about our path for this brand.  Our latest work will complement the existing line-up of motorcycles powered by the award-winning Freedom 106 design.”

For more information on the Combustion concept bike, visit www.victorymotorcycles.com/COMBUSTION

Trap Moto Footpegs

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Press Release: DK Custom Products TRAP MOTO Footpegs have a Durable Powder Coat Finish and are Made from Mild American Cold Rolled Steel, right here in the USA. The Tight-n-Low Design of these Trap Moto pegs give a positive grip to your boot, while allowing exceptional lean angle.  The rotation of the peg is 360* adjustable, giving you the freedom to dial it in for your riding style, and for use as highway pegs, forward pegs, mid-control, rear-sets, or passenger pegs.

DK-SGS-TSF $119.95

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Back Road to Buffalo Chip Cleared By Court—Correction, UPDATED

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It appears likely that the riders to Sturgis will soon have a new entrance. The Meade County road project, which will connect I-90 at Exit 37 to Highways 34 and 79 had been opposed by a taxpayer group, Meade County Taxpayers for Responsible Government, but a ruling by Judge Jerome Eckrich denied their lawsuit.
         A bid for construction of the road, to be named Ft. Meade Way, was won by Zandstra Construction for $1.3 million. The original estimate for $2.6 million turned out to be wildly high, so the savings will be appreciated.
         Previously, we have reported that Rod Woodruff and the Buffalo Chip Campground had pledged $1 million towards the new byway, and had set up a Website to raise the funds, however the economical bid has made the pledge unnecessary. They are in the process of deleting the fundraising site.

         Visitors to Sturgis have long experienced massive traffic jams leaving the city to frequent the campgrounds to the east of the city, and the new route is certain to ease that congestion. Savvy riders have long been using the dirt road behind Ft. Meade as a shortcut, but the new construction will be a huge improvement. While it will not be blacktop by that time, it will be gravel treated with magnesium chloride, a chemical substance used to firm up the surface and eliminate dust. The road is designed for 55 mph. It is scheduled to be drivable by July 2016, in time for Bike Week. 
       Rod Woodruff tells us, “It’ll be a very good and quite scenic road. It will actually go right through where the Custer Expedition camped for that first exploration of Bear Butte. My response, when someone negatively suggests that some bikers won’t want to take it because it won’t be paved, is that just keeping all the four wheeled traffic out of Lazelle and Junction will free up all the paved highway for the bikes, still resulting in a tremendous traffic improvement for the bikes.” Source: Argus LeaderRod Woodruff

Judge’s Ruling Clears the Road for Fort Meade Way Construction

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Press Release: Buffalo Chip, SD (November 23, 2015) – Circuit Judge Jerome Eckrich today denied an application for a Writ of Mandamus filed by a group opposing completion of Fort Meade Way. The Meade County road project offers an alternative route between I-90 Exit 37 and Highways 34 and 79, connecting Fort Meade Veterans Hospital, Bear Butte, and the rally campgrounds and concert venues east of Sturgis to I-90. The judge’s ruling kills the Meade County Taxpayers for Responsible Government’s efforts to force the County Commission to pass an ordinance outlawing the project, and it allows the Commission to award a construction bid. Judge Eckrich explained the denial stating the proposed ordinance would have allowed “the use of a person’s property to be held hostage by the will and whims of neighboring landowners without adherence or application of any standards or guidelines (and) is repugnant to the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

      Bids for construction of the new road are estimated to be about $2.6 million, and the Meade County Commission will open and award a bid tomorrow. The Commission has budgeted $1.6 million and Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff has pledged to raise up to $1 million in expected shortfall for the project to ensure its completion.
       The new road will help ease traffic jams, which typically clog travel into Sturgis during the annual motorcycle rally. Donations toward the construction of the new access road are being accepted at www.BikersScenicByway.com.
       Construction of the roadway is estimated to begin in late November. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2016, and the road may be usable by July 25.

Three Front Fender Options For Your New Indian Scout

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The Indian Scout has been resurrected and is back! Now it’s time to add your touch to this lightweight adrenaline rush. This bike is rich with history from the Bonneville Salt Flats, to Daytona Beach, and even the “Wall of Death.” Achieve that timeless style reminiscent of the 20s and 30s with a Klock Werks Klassic Front Fender, or choose another style to make your Scout your own. 

     Klock Werks makes it easy to kustomize your new Indian Scout with 3 new bolt-on front fender styles. The Benchmark is a more slammed, lower profile look. Klock Werks Klassic Front Fender gives timeless style, and the Outrider Front Fender is a tire hugging, direct bolt-on replacement complete with built in mounting tabs threaded to match factory hardware..

     All Klock Werks fenders are stamped from 14 gauge steel using precision deep-draw stamping technology that ensures a consistently smooth and flawless finish that minimizes bodywork. Fenders are then e-coated to prevent rust and corrosion from manufacture to paint booth and beyond, as it continues to resist rust after paint. Precision laser cut technology ensures accurate fitment. 

     All Klock Werks products are available online at www.kustombaggers.com and through your local Drag Specialties rep. As always Klock Werks parts are proudly made in the USA from quality materials, and they fit, right out of the box. Be sure to check out our rear fender option and other accessories for your Indian Scout available from Klock Werks too! 

Victory Motorcycles Reveals New Production Engine And Concept Motorcycle

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Victory Motorcycles reveals production engine based on Project 156 and signals next product
Press Release: Milan Italy and Long Beach CA November 18, 2015: Victory Motorcycles today revealed the production version of the engine that powered Project 156 up Pikes Peak this summer, and will power an upcoming 1200cc class motorcycle.
        The engine was designed to deliver the strongest power and performance in its class, and was shown off in a concept motorcycle built by European builder Urs Erbacher. Erbacher is well-known in the European custom motorcycle scene taking several top awards and gaining international attention.

      Erbacher’s concept – dubbed the “Victory Ignition Concept” was custom built around the first preproduction engine off of the line in Osceola Wisconsin. The concept features an aggressive stance and frames the engine with a cast aluminum chassis, performance suspension and brakes with an aggressive Project 156-inspired paint scheme. “I’m proud not only of this build, but what it represents for the future of the Victory Motorcycles brand,” says the Swiss builder. “Getting full reigns to wrap the new engine in an interesting bike is a real highlight in my career, and from what I can see any production bike utilizing this powertrain will be a fantastic ride.”

        “Project 156 is a purpose built racer that took our engine design to one of the most challenging races on the planet – it was a proving ground like no other that set the bar very high for our team,” says Victory Motorcycles General Manager Rod Krois. “This engine platform, which uses designs from other Polaris products having sold over 200,000 engines, will deliver on the promise of modern American muscle that is in the DNA of every current and future product we sell. Victory will continue to aggressively plot a new course for itself and where an American motorcycle brand can go.”

        “Victory Motorcycle – from day one – has been a brand designed to deliver outstanding in-class performance, reliability and handling,” says Steve Menneto, President of the Polaris Motorcycles Division. “Our new engine, Urs’ concept and news we’ll be sharing at the IMS in New York City will plot the direction not only of this fantastic new platform, but of this brand. We will continue to design and build the best motorcycles in every class we compete.” The liquid-cooled four-valve engine has a 60-degree V angle, utilizing double overhead cams that promise to make class-leading power. Additional details of the engine will be revealed in the months to come. 
       For more information on the Ignition concept bike, visit www.victorymotorcycles.com/ignition
       The display at EICMA, the international trade and consumer show, will be open for the public starting Thursday November 19, and continues through the weekend. The Polaris stand is located in Hall 13. For more information log on to www.eicma.it/en/.
       Fans of American performance motorcycles are encouraged to keep an eye on Victory Motorcycles in the coming weeks for more new product and concept motorcycles announcements.

Indian Motorcycle Unveils The Versatile And Affordable All-New 2016 Scout Sixty

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Newest addition to the lineup shares many of the elements of the award-winning Indian Scout, with a price point that brings legendary Indian Motorcycle craftsmanship and world renowned Indian Scout performance within reach of every rider

Press Release: MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — November 18, 2015 — Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today introduced the latest addition to its 2016 lineup — the all-new Indian Scout Sixty — from the floor of the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The new 999cc Scout Sixty breaks through boundaries, promising to broadly appeal to new rider segments with a premium motorcycle at the lowest MSRP yet for the brand. 
        The new Indian Scout Sixty offers many of the same features and components of the award-winning Indian Scout, which was introduced in 2014 at the Black Hills Rally on the fabled “Wall of Death.” True to the craftsmanship, reliability and legendary agility of the Indian Scout, the new Scout Sixty shares the identical chassis, suspension, brakes and core engine — all mated with a new 60 cubic inch engine. Featuring 78hp, the highest horsepower in class, and a dry weight of 542 pounds with a potent 65 ft./lbs. of linear torque, the Scout Sixty is paired with a silky smooth, easy-to-shift 5-speed transmission, and starts at $8,999. Offered in three classic, bold Indian Motorcycle colors, the Scout Sixty features a black seat, matching black frame and wheels, and is compatible with the many accessories already available for the Indian Scout.

      “The Indian Scout has been a stunningly successful introduction for us, with balance, performance and maneuverability that appeals to riders here in America and around the globe,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The new Scout Sixty expands that reach even further to include newer riders who desire the legendary quality and craftsmanship of an Indian Motorcycle.”

        The Scout Sixty is available in Thunder Black starting at $8,999, with Indian Motorcycle Red and Pearl White color options starting at $9,299. A seat height of 25.3 inches allows for sure-footed comfort at stops, and the low center of gravity ensures agile cornering, precise balance and overall rider confidence and control. A series of accessories including seats, handlebars and footpeg relocators allow the motorcycle to be tailored to fit each rider, while additional accessories such as saddlebags, wire wheels and quick-release windscreens give owners virtually unlimited freedom to customize their rides.

      The new Scout Sixty is not shy on performance, with Roland Sands Designs getting the nod as the first to customize the new model. Sands customized five new motorcycles to race prep them for battle in the street bike-based class for the “Super Hooligan” class at the Superprestigio of the Americas, slated for November 21 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The new Scout Sixty is already en route to dealerships around the world, and is sure to be a popular platform for customizing and personalizing prior to the traditional riding season kick-off at Daytona Bike Week.

        “We expect the Scout Sixty to accelerate the already unprecedented success we have had with the new Scout platform,” said Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Scott Meek. “The custom community has really embraced the Scout and we have experienced intense enthusiasm from DIY customizers, dealers, pro-builders and the aftermarket.”

For more information about the Scout Sixty and the Scout visit www.indianmotorcycle.com. For information on the Super Hooligan race, log on to www.superprestigio.com

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