Harley-Davidson Partners With AMD World Championship Of Bike Building

amdworldchampionshipHarley-Davidson becomes an official partner of AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building and title sponsor of the Modified Harley-Davidson Class. It is a little bit surprising to some because Harley-Davidson has its own official Harley Bike Shows where it used to be that only motorcycles with a Harley title could compete.  This rule was loosen a lot in the late 90’s at the time of the surge of the after-market industry, most top custom bikes being built with after-market frames…and engines.

It is not surprising to me because it is the interest of Harley-Davidson to be associated with a major series of international bike shows featuring the most radical and appealing custom motorcycles and modified Harleys. Nobody can deny, me first, that a big part of the Harley-Davidson mystique comes from all those building custom bikes, individuals and professionals. Steve Earnshaw, Marketing Director of Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories states that “By having a market-driven approach to how it has developed the World Championship program, AMD Magazine has achieved its aims of building an event that genuinely showcases the cutting edge of customization”.

6 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Partners With AMD World Championship Of Bike Building”

  1. 1 jatinder pal May 24th, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Better late than never…..it will be good for AMD….

  2. 2 Woody May 24th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Good marketing strategy; reinforces their [Only two kinds of bikes- Harley and “others”] mantra. Course that’s turns a lot of otherwise intelligent folks into dickheads but hey, it sells more bikes 😉

  3. 3 Mike Greenwald May 24th, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Gee, I wonder if this is like the move made years ago with racing and the AHDRA. I guess that it will guarantee H-D some winners.

  4. 4 Kirk Perry May 24th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    How about a rigid frame Knuckle or Pan with a (stuffed behind the fork cover horn), rocker clutch, and most importantly a (34006-74) 1975-E79 FX shifter cam (available at http://nosparts.com). This will produce the only forward, back, back, to 4th shift pattern.
    You don;t think it makes a difference? Your wrong. It’s a whole new way of riding an old Big Twin.
    Stripped down to fenders, tanks, and the trusty OE toolbox, it becomes a canyon-clawer. A neutral indicator lamp on the dash keeps you in touch with the gear box selection. A blast to up and downshift. The FX shifter cam is obsolete, When they’re gone from the shelves of nosparts.com, they are gone for good. About $165.00. Genuine Harley-Davidson®, the use of the FX shifter cam is from the depths of the enthusiast’s devotion. Maybe another foresight from the factory, but probably just good design (value) continuation, but it allowed scooter tramps to figure out a way to use it with the reliable 4-spd box.

  5. 5 Kirk Perry May 24th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    “This will produce the only forward, back, back, to 4th shift pattern”
    …….for use with a jockey lever. We recommend using the “Saturn” (33745-31) shifter knob, as it is correctly balanced for the shift lever.

  6. 6 Dylan May 25th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    well harley have jumped on board with a bike that has been put together through our shop, Seth Enslows world record attempt xr1200 jump bike, checkout it out on youtube

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