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Fat Max. Post-Apocaliptic Custom Building.

You nay not like theme bikes but belong to those who are interested by the violent, post apocalyptic world as described in the Mad Max movie (1979), giving rise to three sequels, Mad Max 2 (1981), Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Fury Road (2015). The orginal  distopian action Mad Max movie, and all series, got a cult following among many, including bikers, maybe in great part because of the motorcycles appearing in it (14 were Kawasaki KX1000 donated by a local Kawasaki dealer near Melbourne, Australia where the movie was shot, then modified in a custom shop)

The big surprise for me, and probably for you, is that when I was contacted by Chris Bienkiewicz owner of Game Over Cycles custom shop and of GOC Harley-Davidson Rzeszów, the largest H-D dealership in the Central-Eastern Europe, I learned – that Fat Max was built from a brand new 2018 Harley Fat Bob 114″ – that this project was created to represent Game Cycles in the competition “Battle of the Kings” organized each year by Milwaukee. Why not? The voting for each competitor bike being done online by individuals, you never know… Continue reading ‘Fat Max. Post-Apocaliptic Custom Building.’

Cafe Racer Magazine’s Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show Is A Go for 2018

For ten consecutive years, Cafe Racer Magazine has staged the country’s only outdoor, ride-in custom motorcycle show for 21st Century cafe racer enthusiasts. This year marks the 11th staging at Sewickley’s War Memorial park located 12 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh. The Saturday, August 11 event will attract the nation’s top custom speedbike builders showcasing motorcycles evoking the classic ton-up street racers from Mid-Century England. This year’s event will award cash and prizes totaling more than $30,000 in six judged classes including: Best Japanese Cafe Racer, Best British Cafe Racer, Best European/American Cafe Racer, Best Bobber, Wildest Engineering and Best in Show. A special, $500 cash prize will be awarded the machine chosen by attendees as Best in Show, with the bike featured in an upcoming issue of Cafe Racer Magazine.

As the only custom cafe racer showcase staged outdoors where builders are required to start their machines before riding them into the staging area, Cafe Racer Magazine’s Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show draws in over 2,500 visitors each year and is unique among custom motorcycle events. The park will be filled with not only genre-bursting motorcycles, but plenty of vendors offering the latest motorcycle riding gear, custom parts and accessories, along with local food trucks, a swap meet and used bike corral and toe-tapping rockabilly music courtesy DJ Blair from roots band Highway 13. For additional details, visit Cafe Racer Magazine.

Cobra USA Detachable Backrest Line-up

Announcing new lower pricing from Cobra USA for its detachable backrest line-up for American V-Twins.

Cobra has announced a dramatic price reduction. Now the backrests are available for $359.95 for Sportsters and Dynas—and just $349.95 for 2018 Softails! (see below for Bagger pricing). And each part number comes with everything needed for a simple installation. Docking hardware, sissy bar, sissy bar pad, and side plates are all included in one package, specific to your bike.

Mini Detachable Bar installed on a 2014 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® and Mini Detachable Bar installed on a 2018 Harley-Davidson® Softail® Street Bob.
Short Detachable Bar installed on a 2018 Harley-Davidson® Softail® Slim and Tall Round Bar installed on 2014 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® with optional luggage rack.
Cobra offers these backrest kits in three different versions; Mini, Short, and Tall Round. And you have the choice of either Chrome or Black finish. Each kit come complete and ready to install on your bike.

They also offer detachable backrest kits for touring bikes! Each piece for these products are sold separately. For example; The Backrest retails for $269.95, Rack retails at $219.95, and Docking hardware at $159.95. Available in Chrome and Black finishes. At Cobra USA Cobrausa.com

Thought Of The Day

 

 

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it…”

Nelson Mandela,
Former President of South Africa

Indian Names Three Finalists for Scout Bobber Build Off Competition

Indian Motorcycle announced the three finalists for The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off, a custom motorcycle competition that spotlights amateurs who build bikes purely for the love of turning a wrench. Following a two-week fan vote, the three highest vote getters include a mechanical engineer for NASA (Alfredo Juarez), an OSHA safety inspector (PJ Grakauskas) and a mining equipment engineer (Christian Newman). Each have won a 2018 Scout Bobber and $10,000 from Indian Motorcycle to go towards their build.

All three builds will be unveiled on August 5th at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. A fan vote will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive $10,000 and be announced 2 weeks following the unveil in Sturgis. See below for more information on each of the finalists, their concepts, and link with images.

Alfredo Juarez
Alfredo has had a passion for motorcycles and their inner workings his entire life. Always tinkering and welding, he bought a MIG welder in college and started building his own tools and experimenting with metal fabrication. Now as a Mechanical Engineer for NASA, he continues to build custom motorcycles and tinker on his projects as a pastime and form of expression. Alfredo’s expertise is used on some of the most advanced projects in the world, and he wants to try his hand at a Scout Bobber.

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Christian Newman
The devil is often in the details when you look at a bike Christian has built, and it’s all details. Spending his days engineering mining equipment, he has access to a huge variety of tools and the expertise to use them. While a couple of the bikes he’s built in the past have seen some media attention, he fits the spirit of this competition to the T. He wants to utilize the Scout Bobber’s dynamic chassis with some old-school custom components and raw metal fabrication.
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PJ Grakauskas
As a family man from Ohio, PJ splits his time between work, his kids, and his 10×12 shed in the backyard. While all of his neighbors know he’s the guy to go to with your internal combustion problems, he’s been dreaming of the opportunity for a personal project like this for ages. For his build, PJ wants to build a race-inspired full-fairing Scout Bobber—making almost every component by hand, in-house. Continue reading ‘Indian Names Three Finalists for Scout Bobber Build Off Competition’

Moto Rocker

We talk a lot about Millennials and about their potential influence on the future of the motorcycle industry. But what about the generations coming after. May be it’s a good idea to replace your kid Classic Rocking Horse with the Motor Rocker, a steel pony with a faux one-cylinder 125ccm engine, complete head light, and tail light. The seat is made by hand from genuine leather, and the rider’s name is placed on the frame bracket for a personal touch. Available in café, brat, or racer styles to match your flooring and a handful of colors to match your small person’s decor.At Felix Monza.

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Great Polaris First-Quarter 2018

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, detailing improved production ahead of the peak retail selling season and its best-ever start to the year for off-road vehicle (ORV) sales. Polaris also modestly increased its full-year guidance.

Polaris Industries results: The raw numbers

Motorcycle sales grew 9% to $132 million, as low-double-digit growth from Indian motorcycles more than offset low-double-digit declines from Slingshot.
North American consumer retail demand for Indian motorcycles and Slingshot together increased in the low-single-digit percent range, outperforming a midteens percent decline from the broader motorcycle industry (900cc and above).

Global adjacent market revenue grew 24% to $113 million, including double-digit growth from both Aixam and the commercial/government/defense group.
Aftermarket segment sales grew 1% to $220 million, including a slight decline in TAP aftermarket accessory revenue due to soft light-duty truck industry sales.On an adjusted basis — which excludes expenses related to the wind-down of Victory Motorcycles and inventory step-up costs from the integration of Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) — net income increased 41% to $69 million, or $1.06 per diluted share. Both the top and bottom lines outpaced most investors’ expectations for adjusted earnings of $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion. Parts, garments, and accessories (PG&A) revenue, excluding aftermarket segment sales, increased 5% driven by accessories and apparel. International sales (including PG&A) grew 27% (or 16% at constant currency) to $211 million. Continue reading ‘Great Polaris First-Quarter 2018’

Rebuffini Radial Hand Controls

Called the “RRControls” these Rebuffini brake master cylinder, cable or hydraulic clutch for Harley-Davidsons not only look very good but offer the following features:

– Improved braking performance and feeling.

– Fit all H-D ABS models

– Include the brake switch light

– Clutch sensor available

– Adjustable lever on brake and hydraulic clutch

– Multi-purpose accessories (3, 4 buttons, canbus buttons, with o without mirror mounting hole

– Levers installed on bronze bushing for no vibration

– Lasting anodizing colors,  custom colors on request)

– TUV approved for safety and reliability

At Rebuffini Cycles

Light Up The Night

Another option for the lightning combo Lightbars, Visors, Spotlights.

Easy to install, each is chrome-plated and formed in the style that fits each bike.

Some fitments come with turn signals, others re-purpose the stock signals on our bars. Others leave the stock turn signals in place and position the light bar either above or below.

By Cobra Engineering

Harley-Davidson Beats 1 ST Quarter Earnings Estimates.

Harley-Davidson offers signs of stabilization of a business that has been struggling globally. Revenue from motorcycles and related products rose 2.7 percent to $1.36 billion in the first quarter ended April 1, compared with analysts’ average estimate of $1.23 billion.

Harley, which commands about half of the U.S. big-bike market, has seen its U.S. market share erode in recent years as it grapples with an aging customer base, weak demand from younger buyers and discounts offered by rivals.

Harley said it shipped 63,944 motorcycles in the quarter, down 9.7 percent from a year earlier, while it reiterated shipments of between 231,000 and 236,000 motorcycles in 2018. For the current quarter, it expects to ship about 67,500 to 72,500 motorcycles, down from 81,807 units a year earlier.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company said its net income fell to $174.8 million, or $1.03 per share, in the first quarter ended April 1, from $186.4 million, or $1.05 per share, a year earlier.

Kuryakyn Cruiser Crusader Air Cleaner Trim

The new Crusher® Crusader Air Cleaner Trim from Kuryakyn® fits a variety of air cleaner kits designed for use on a wide range of Harley-Davidson® models. The Crusader Trim is compatible with air filters included with Crusher Street Sleeper II and III air cleaner kits that utilize full perimeter and outer end breathability. An included plate insert also allows installation on all standard perimeter-breathing filters found in Arlen Ness Stage I Big Sucker, H-D Screamin’ Eagle Stage 1, and S&S Stealth air cleaner kits. Styled after Crusher’s Crusader 4” Slip-On Mufflers, features include aluminum construction with precision laser-cut openings and contrasting brushed stainless steel accents. • P/N 9240 – Chrome, P/N 9241 – Satin Black, MSRP: $119.99. Online at Kuryakyn.

Classic Sumax Fender Designs Now Made By Oldy’s Customs in Iowa

Classic Sumax Fender Designs now made by Oldy’s Customs in Hull Iowa. Sumax has been known for the past 25 years for their assorted composite fiber glass products for your motorcycle. Their Street Sweeper, Loboy, Hugger and Pro Comp fenders are timeless in design.They are half the weight and twice the strength as a metal fender.

Oldy’s will now also be selling Sumax’s full line of Bagger fenders and bags. Their saddle bag brackets for Softails, Dynas, Sportsters and FXR models will be available.

Due to a very unexpected loss of a key employee, Sumax decided to shut down fabrication. Gary from Oldy’s Customs has a great reputation with their present line of composite glass products for your motorcycle and trike. The Sumax line will carry the same part numbers for easy reference.

Sumax will carry on as Designer and Master Distributor of all Taylor Spark plug wires and battery cables. Their Powder Coating services will also continue with vigor. They are the original by which all others are judged.
www.oldinc.com. Oldy’s Custom Composites 1-712-439-3301 Sumax 315-768-1058

Save the Date For Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary in Milwaukee. August 29- September 2, 2018

Ride into Milwaukee on Labor Day Weekend for what is supposed to be the Motorcycle Party of the Year. Milwaukee will be the center of the motorcycle universe over Labor Day weekend when Harley-Davidson riders and fans gather for the culmination of a year-long celebration of 115 years of riding freedom and the city’s most-iconic brand. Plans include new venues, first-ever motorcycle racing and an unmatched taste of moto-culture. “Harley-Davidson is gearing up to celebrate 115 years of the world’s best motorcycles here in Milwaukee,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President, Harley-Davidson Museum. “We’re welcoming everyone, motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from around the world, to the birthplace of Harley-Davidson to join in the celebration.”

New for the 115th anniversary in Milwaukee will be motorcycle events throughout the city. Harley-Davidson will host – for the first time ever – beach motorcycle racing on Bradford Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as sponsoring “Run What You Brung” drag racing, Flat Out Friday flat-track racing and more. With acres of free outdoor activities all weekend long, the Harley-Davidson Museum will be the epicenter of 115th Anniversary activities in Milwaukee. The Museum will host motorcycle field games, a custom bike show, tattoo artists, live music, local food and more.

The Milwaukee 115th anniversary celebration will start thousands of miles away on Tuesday, August 21 with Harley-Davidson Rides Home. Led by Motor Company executives, the Harley-Davidson Rides Home will convoy to Milwaukee, stopping at dealerships and adding more riders along the way. The rumble of our Milwaukee 115th Anniversary Celebration will truly be heard across the United States as Harley-Davidson Rides Home launch from the four corners of the country with rides rolling into Milwaukee from Seattle, San Diego, Ft. Lauderdale and Portland, Maine

One Monday in every month leading up to the anniversary in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson will hand over the reins of its social media channels to a H-D fan. They’ll share their stories and lead the conversation at #MotorcycleMonday to help extend weekends for all freedom-loving individuals who are part of our community today and for those yet to join. Visit Harley-Davidson on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to tap into motorcycle culture, read stories from riders and share your own.

A complete list of 115th Anniversary events and activities – including rides home details, Rally-Pack specifics and their exclusive benefits, motorcycle rentals, organized local rides, tour routes, street parties, as well as lodging and camping – is available at H-D.com/115. Continue reading ‘Save the Date For Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary in Milwaukee. August 29- September 2, 2018’

Custom Guzzi Scrambler V7

1Guzzi2Guzzi3Guzzi4GuzziThe V Series from Moto Guzzi, the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production, has inspired a lot of custom builders seduced by its successive models mixing tradition and modernism. This 2011 by Venier Customs features hand made aluminum bodywork. Tank has been elongated and reshaped, and the tail section completely redone with a new fender and hand made leather seat with recessed LED taillight under it. Hand made aluminum side panels and front fender complete the bodywork. Continue reading ‘Custom Guzzi Scrambler V7’

Ariel Rocket Mufflers

The original design of an Ariel Red Hunter muffler was slightly modified for universal use.

Featuring a Rocket style end piece. Individually hand-made by expert craftsmen. Chrome plated, Length: 65 cm, Ø 8 cm, header Ø: 1-3/4”` 360.00 each. WWAG

Enigma. A Lean Cafe Racer.

With the resurgence of the Cafe Racer, some builders, rightly, try to make its shape evolve in many in different directions. First, contrary to what you may think, the platform used for this project is not a lightweigt Indian Scout but an Indian Chief Vintage.

This lean Cafe Racer by German accessories company Detlev Louis Motorrad and Martin Struckmann was built after removing from the Chief all what they knew could not be Used on a Cafe Racer. Thanks to engine specialist Ulf Penne, who added hotter camshafts, an unrestricted intake, upgraded cylinder heads and new engine management computer programming, the enormous 1.8-liter V-twin cranks out 125 horsepower.

The header from is from STParts and bolts to a Shark muffler to complete the exhaust system.
suspension uses an upside-down front fork and in the rear Wilbers shock absorbers. Custom-made Kineo rims and Brembo brakes complete the list of the main accessories used of this street racer. Enigma is currently taking the gold in most bike shows where it is displayed in Europe.

Flashback. 1957 F.B. Mondial Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle.

Between 1949 and 1957, F.B. Mondial dominated the Motorcycle World Championship. With four championships in that span, This Mondial was ridden by Cecil Sandford to the 250cc World Championship in 1957, winning six rounds including the Isle of Mann TT. Once one of the most advanced motorcycles on the planet, this Mondial has an important place in racing history. It will be auctioned (estimated bid US$ 110,000 – 170,000) at the Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on April 22nd, 2018.

KR Style Bolt-On Hardtail for Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportsters

Inspired by the early Harley-Davidson looped KR style race frames, the KR Style Bolt-On Hardtail from Lowbrow Customs fits stock front frame sections on Sportsters from 1967 to 1978. Harley-Davidson produced the KR factory race bike in 1952, and it dominated the track until production ended in 1968. Until now, KR style looped hardtail frames were unavailable.

The KR Style hardtail accepts the stock rear wheel, axle and brake, and includes axle adjusters. The unique style and simplicity of installation provide a perfect base for that Ironhead Sportster bobber, chopper or race bike build. Each frame is hand-made from 1″ x .125″ wall crew tubing with 5/16″ thick axle plates and designed to bolt right up to your frame with ease. Lowbrow KR hardtails are approximately 4″ stretch over stock wheelbase and 2″ drop (2 inches lower than stock). Made in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In stock and ship immediately. 324.95, Lowbro Customs or call 1-855-456-9276.

Recall Of Some 2018 Indian motorcycles. Engine Could Self-Start.

The Minnesota company started a recall yesterday Thursday of about 3300 motorcycles  from the 2018 model year. Documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say corrosion in the switch can cause an electrical short. That can start the engine if the key fob is nearby. The agency says if the engine starts unintentionally and the bike is in an enclosed space, people could be exposed to carbon monoxide.

Affected models include certain 2018 Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse. Dealers will replace the switch at no cost to owners.

MarketWatch. Millennials’ Student Loan Debt Is Hurting The Motorcycle Industry

Student loan debt has been hindering millennials for years; now it’s causing harm to the motorcycle industry. According to MarketWatch, the motorcycle industry has been increasingly struggling due to millennials’ disinterest in purchasing motorcycles in light of financial burdens.

Over the past year, Harley-Davidson Inc. has been dropping in stock by as much as 29%. Sales have also decreased by 6.7%. The famous motorcycle corporation announced it would be closing its U.S. factory as a result. Bernstein analysts say the reason for the slide in sales could be due to the aging out of baby boomers as the lead target audience.

Young millennials and Gen-Z/Millennials, born between 1990 and 2003 respectively, are two-thirds as likely to be interested in motorcycles as baby boomers during their pre-family stage, Bernstein says. Yet, an interest in motorcycles may not be enough to keep the industry alive.

“The average millennial has almost twice as much student debt today during their ‘pre-family’ life stage as did the average Gen Xer,” said Bernstein analyst David Beckel. “That may not sound like a large enough increase in debt to sway one from buying a motorcycle,” Beckel said. “But for the individual 20 million millennials with student debt, the difference between $15,000 and $26,000 of student debt is $130/month, which is the equivalent to a monthly loan payment on an $8,000 bike.”

In 1990, 50% of college undergraduates had taken out student loans with an average borrowing of $15,000. By 2012, up to 70% of undergraduates had taken out student loans with an average borrowing of $25,000.

With that kind of debt, it makes sense for 80% of millennials to be happy with the idea of lab-grown diamonds when it comes to engagement rings compared to baby boomers and Gen Xers.

The typical new motorcycle will cost around the same as today’s average student loan debt, which makes it difficult for young millennials to purchase cars let alone a motorcycle. It’s for this reason that many who are interested in purchasing a motorcycle often opt for used bikes.

Approximately 78% of motorcycle usage is on-road riding while 41% is off-road riding, which makes used bikes seem like the better investment.

Bernstein analysts additionally theorized that rebellion, the characteristic often attributed to motorcycle culture, doesn’t appeal to debt-burdened millennials like it used to appeal to older generations prior to starting families.

“If you aren’t getting married, chances are you are not thinking about having children any time soon,” said Beckel. “And therefore the need to ‘rebel’ against the inevitable onslaught of permanent responsibility is lower.”

Klock Werks Cycles Suing Dragonfly Concepts For Selling Copy Of The Flare Windshield

Klock Werks Cycles that develops  motorcycle parts is accusing a rival in California of infringing on a patent for its most popular product.

Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and owner Brian Klock say Dragonfly Cycle Concepts of Fullerton, Calif., is selling a knock-off version of the company’s award winning Flare Windshield. The product, released in 2007, stabilizes motorcycles by keeping them from lifting at higher speeds. A patent for the windshield was issued on Feb. 10, 2009, according to the lawsuit. That was followed with additional patents, including five international patents.

The lawsuit alleges that Dragonfly sells a windshield, called the Batwing, that infringes on the Flare patent. The lawsuit says the Batwings were being sold at the Sturgis Rally last year. Photographs and schematics of the Flare and Batwing included in the lawsuit show the two are indistinguishable.

The lawsuit is seeking three-times the amassed damages, as well as interest and attorney fees.

Petersen Museum’s Custom Revolution Recognizes Imaginative Motorcycles

Each year a group of inspired bike builders create fantastical yet functional works of art as unique as the personalities behind them. The new Peterson exhibit pays tribute to 25 of creative bike builders and their mesmerizing machines.

“This is the first-ever hand-built [motorcycle] exhibition in a museum, and we’re very proud of that,” said Terry Karges, executive director of the Petersen, at a preview reception on the evening of April 13. It’s also the 42nd exhibit that we have opened since we reopened the new museum two years ago. So, it’s a proud achievement and we’re especially happy that we’re doing this with the motorcycles here tonight.”

Joke Of The week

The only cow in a small town in Texas stopped giving milk. The people did some research and found they could buy a super milk cow up in Baldwin, Michigan, for $2,000.00. They bought the cow from a Michigan Dairy and the cow was wonderful.  It produced lots of milk all of the time, and the people were pleased and very  happy.

They decided to acquire a bull to mate with the cow and produce more cows like it. They would never have to worry about their milk supply again. They bought a bull and put it in the pasture with their beloved cow. However, whenever the bull came close to the cow, the cow would move away No matter what approach the bull tried, the cow would move away from the bull and he could not succeed in his quest. Continue reading ‘Joke Of The week’

Pulsing Brake Module

When it comes to customer requests, this might be the biggest one ever. After much review and some simple engineering, NAMZ has finally produced a Pulsing Brake Module. This module (PBM-01) can be installed as a stand-alone unit on or any motorcycle where it will operate perfectly before any existing Badlands Module.

Tiny in size, it will pulse (5) times before the brake light stays illuminated. Each time you release the brake and re-apply, the brake light will pulse (5) times then stay illuminated again. Backed by a Lifetime Warranty! Stay safe and support American. At NAMZ or call 1-877-277-NAMZ for more information.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Vietnam veteran, Character Actor And Spokesperson Of Victory Motorcycles R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey Has Died. R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, and known by bikers for doing promotion work for Victory Motorcycles,, has died.from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74.

S&S Cycle Supports American Flat Track’s NBCSN Broadcasts in addition to posting Contingency Offerings. S&S has not only renewed its partnership with the Indian Wrecking Crew and reigning champion Jared Mees (who won the AFT season-opener at Daytona as well as round number two in Atlanta on April 7), but will back American Flat Track’s NBCSN weekend broadcasts.

Additionally, S&S Cycle will offer a generous race and championship contingency bonus package of over $80,000 to qualifying racers who use S&S Cycle custom exhausts on their Indian Scout FTR750s, Harley-Davidson XG750Rs, or Kawasaki Ninja 650s.

“Racing is the very heart and soul of the many accomplishments and innovative products S&S Cycle has delivered over the past 60 years,” said David Zemla, VP of Marketing for S&S Cycle, Inc. “This passion for performance drives innovation from our designers and engineers, ensuring we deliver on our promise of Proven Performance.”

German Biker Sets Record For Longest Distance Traveled On an Electric Bike In 24 Hours. Remo Klawitter rode a 2018 Zero DSR ZF14.4 to ride 691.8 miles (1113.4 km) in just 24 hours on public German roads, about the distance from Washington DC to Chicago. Klawitter was cruising at freeway speeds in about 90 mile long steps rides. In 24 hours, 9.5 hours were spent charging up the batteries while Klawitter was eating and sleeping.

Summer X Games Staying in Minnesota for Two More Years. This year’s event will feature four days of skateboard, BMX, Moto X and Harley-Davidson flat track competition at the downtown Minneapolis stadium on July 19-22. Tickets are now available at XGames.com.

New Ownership For World’s First Indian Motorcycle Dealer

Mark Moses, founder and general manager of the award-winning Indian Motorcycle Charlotte announced two new owners of the World’s First Indian dealership. Tim Sutherland, owner & general manager of Coastal Indian Motorcycle of Myrtle Beach SC and Lloyd Greer, founder and owner of Lloyd’z Motorworkz of Pine Bush, NY signed the new ownership agreement today, marking an exciting, historic milestone for Indian® motorcycle zealots worldwide. Indian Motorcycle Charlotte opened its doors in October 2008 as the first Indian dealer in the world, with a variety of Kings Mountain-built machines. Located about 25 miles from the factory at I-85 Exit 22, the unique building has won numerous architectural design awards. The business has been a Dealernews Top 100 dealer every year since 2010, the first year it was eligible. In addition, Indian Motorcycle Charlotte has won awards for a wide variety of merchandising, advertising and promotion programs.

Very well-known in the American motorcycle industry, both Tim and Lloyd bring exceptional skills and expertise to Indian Motorcycle Charlotte. Mark Moses said “We are absolutely thrilled to have these two icons of our industry become owners of what we started here over ten years ago. Indian Motorcycle Charlotte is already the world’s leading Indian dealer and these two professionals bring their enormous experience, expertise and legendary success in world-class operations as well as jaw-dropping custom Indian® motorcycles with gobs of horsepower. We plan to be known as the ”World’s First, Finest, & Fastest Indian Motorcycle Dealer™”. Continue reading ‘New Ownership For World’s First Indian Motorcycle Dealer’



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