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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice part 4

Maxima Racing Oils: Market response to the company’s growing V-twin line of products has been positive - “sales haven’t slowed one bit for us within the V-twin segment,” says Maxima’s Garrett Andrews. “Now approaching our fourth year with the most comprehensive line on the market, we’re making it even larger. Dealers can be on the lookout for our new M-8 Oil Change Kits and if shelf space is limited dealers can take advantage of our V-twin badged display racks” (shown here);


Antigravity Batteries: The Gardena, California manufacturer announced its new ‘RE-START’ line of lithium-ion batteries, the first battery with “built-in jump starting”.  The intelligent battery puts itself to sleep with just enough reserve energy to RE-START the vehicle in the event the rider might have left their lights or other accessories on.  No jump-starting or assistance needed, simply press the RE-START button on the battery and ride away.  President Scott Schafer says that “we wanted to create a battery that wouldn't allow the rider to get stranded with a dead battery ... we've all had that happen and it's horrible, but with this new battery it will allow the user to get out of that emergency.” Additionally, Antigravity claims is the most advanced motorcycle/powersport battery with a full line of on-board protections built into the battery management system.  It comes in sizes for all motorcycles/powersports vehicles and offers from 150 to 880 cranking amps;


K&L Supply: From shop lifts and accessories to jack stands and wheel vises and clamps, tire changers and wheel balancers, workshop equipment, tools and supplies, the San Jose, California based specialist is “solution city” - check out its specialty range of Harley shop tools, carb and fuel products and ignition and electrical items;


HardBagger: Corona, California based saddlebag accessory specialist. Product offerings include Top Shelf brand premium saddlebag trays and liners, LED lighting, LocEzy theft deterrent kits, Bluetooth tire pressure monitoring systems and the Lock&Dock lower fairing door system;


Black Brand: The fast-growing apparel brand is described as a “premiere head-to-toe apparel line for cruiser riders, giving choices both in styling and function.” Said to combine affordable price-points with a level of features and quality normally associated with more expensive apparel programs;


Galfer USA: Best known as the originators of the ‘Wave’ rotor, the Barcelona, Spain based manufacturer offers brake pads, lines and rotors and hoses for the majority of motorcycle segments, including Harleys, as OE replacements and performance upgrades. Check out the popular ‘Skull’ rotor design, selling really well in the custom and V-twin markets;


Cobra Engineering: Cobra offers a deep portfolio for M-8 Touring and Softail applications, including everything from slip-on mufflers to full systems, led by the popular ‘Neighbor Hater’ series of slip-ons. With a limited lifetime warranty, the company says that the exhaust's overall quality is a given, and the power gains are impressive. The aggressively styled ‘El Diablo’ line of 2-into-1 full systems fit across the entire Harley line-up. Additionally, Cobra introduced a full line of affordable detachable backrests that includes fitments for Baggers, Sportsters, Dynas and even the new Softails;


Wiseco: Last year’s introduction of proprietary coated Black Edition pistons will be followed up by more new products from the Mentor, Ohio specialist this year. The Black Edition line featured two new coatings that Wiseco describes as “industry firsts” - ArmorFit coating on the piston skirt, and ArmorX coating on the crown and ring grooves. Said to offer superior protection against wear, smooth and quiet operation, and maximized efficiency, they are available for M-8s and popular Twin Cam and Rushmore model engines (SE heads);


Avon Tyres: Last year saw the leading custom tire manufacturer add to its ever-popular Cobra range of touring tires with two new fronts (130/60B19 and 130/60B21) and two new rears (160/70B17 and 180/55B18). A firm favorite with custom shops, custom bike builders and performance custom engineers, Avon’s Cobras were introduced as a replacement line for the venerable Venoms. Described as delivering “style and performance for cruisers, customs and tourers”;


Motion Pro: Founded in 1984 by 6-day ISDT gold medal winner Chris Carter, his Loomis, California based specialty tools and accessory enterprise marked the reboot of the AFT Twins Presented by Vance & Hines series last year by signing a multi-year sponsorship to be the official cable, tool and controls vendor and brand for the series. Under the guidance of V-twin Product Planner Joe Fratis, the company continues to grow its specialty V-twin program of tools, cables, throttles and accessories;