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Tuesday 25 June 2019

'Republic of Texas' Rally

'Republic of Texas' Rally
AMD World Championship Affiliate

Austin, Texas, June 13-16

The 'Republic of Texas' biker rally is the latest U.S. custom bike show event to affiliate with AMD as an official qualifier for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building - the three-day show was presented inside the Russ Brown Builders’ Tent with rolling art, custom bikes and builders.

The 'ROT' has put up over $10,000 in cash and prizes in three classes, with the winner of the FreeStyle class receiving $10,000 in expense money to compete at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at INTERMOT Customized, Cologne, Germany, in October 2020.
In an innovative move, the 'ROT' has included a 10' x 10' booth space in the $50.00 registration fee (plus 2 x 4-day tickets) for the iconic AMD "anything goes" Freestyle Class - where the only limitation is the builder's imagination. In another forward- looking move, the class structure included a Garage Builders Open Class and two Custom Street Class divisions.

The Garage Builders Open Class was for fabricators who primarily wish to show in order to promote their business, rather than compete - also ideal for any 'Garage Builder' wanting to show off their talents and maybe prepare for competitions in future.
The two divisions of Custom Street Class were designed to offer contemporary and 'Retro' opportunities. For Division One, the startpoint for the build had to be a 1985 or later major OEM engine and frame as base (or 1984 EVO and later H-D platforms).
The build had to maintain the original engine cradle configuration, but the neck could be cut to rake or stretch the frame. Hard tail sections and wide tire alterations were permitted.

Larry Moore with 'Problem Child'

The second Custom Street Class division was for 1984 or earlier OEM engines (no replica engines) in custom or stock modified frames.
Judging was by builder peers and industry VIPs. The AMD FreeStyle class was based on a 100-point system and the classes were builders' choice.
Jerry Bragg, 'ROT' rally owner and founder, said of the affiliation: "We had an incredible turnout. It was the first year for us hosting the AMD qualifier at the rally. The three-day show brought some of the world’s most famous custom builders competing for the show, a first in Texas.
"We are proud to be sending the winner, Larry Moore, with $10k in prize money to go on and represent the U.S. in Germany. We're all rooting for him!"
Larry is no stranger to the 'AMD' in Cologne, having competed and finished 4th in 2016 with the much admired "    Kontrolled Kaos" Shovelhead. At 'ROT' he scooped the win with 'Problem Child' - Larry built the frame, cut the wheels to his design and hand formed all the sheet metal.
The win in the Custom Street Class (1985 and later) was taken by Larry's wife Karen Moore, with Tim Scates taking the Custom Classic (1984 and earlier) win; Best Chopper was won by Todd Gilbertson; Best Bobber by Hunter Little; Best Cafe and People's Choice by Cliff Waxman.

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Kuryakyn Expands Leadership Team - Adds Former H-D and Buell Execs

Greg Heichelbech, President of the Accessories Group of Motorsports Aftermarket Group (MAG), has moved to strengthen his senior management team at Somerset, Wisconsin based Kuryakyn with the appointment of former Harley-Davidson and Buell executives to new, strategic positions.

Kuryakyn recently named powersports industry veterans Tony Stefanelli (left) and Lars LaVine to senior-level roles at the Somerset, WI-based company. Stefanelli is Vice President of Product Development & Engineering and Lavine is Vice President of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain Operations

Anthony Stefanelli is now Kuryakyn's Vice President of Product Development and Engineering, and Lars LaVine has joined the company as Vice President of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Operations.
Tony Stefanelli's career started with the space shuttle, fighter jets and stealth bombers and evolved to leadership roles in engineering at both Buell Motorcycle Company (a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson at the time) and EBR (Eric Buell Racing).
His responsibilities at Buell had him leading the development of singles, street fighters, cafe racers and ADV tourers (the Buell Ulysses). In his role at EBR, he was responsible for the development of the EBR 1190RS Superbike and also a hybrid scooter for Hero Motors. Stefanelli is an accomplished open-wheel race driver and at one time was designated for a spot in the Indy Car CART Series.
West Point graduate and eleven-year Army veteran Lars LaVine spent 16 years at Harley-Davidson and Buell Motorcycle in sourcing, purchasing and manufacturing operations roles. These positions leveraged his acumen for developing high-level global sources for all types of motorcycle components and systems.
LaVine developed partnerships with leading suppliers to deliver new technology to Buell motorcycles, such as ZTL (Zero Torsional Load) brakes and the industry's first ever production motorcycle which used the frame as a fuel cell (Firebolt XB9R).  LaVine is a self-professed "motorsports nut," who's real passion started with road racing and has evolved from there. 
"Kuryakyn's continued success will be based on innovation, quality and connection with our customers," said Greg Heichelbech. "All three of us have worked side by side with some of this industry's icons and we are ready to make our mark at Kuryakyn. Tony and Lars are leading teams that will create and manufacture the newest, coolest and most exciting products in powersports."

Motorcycle Storehouse

Motorcycle Storehouse - 2019 Catalogs

Motorcycle Storehouse has published a new 1,760 page, Volume 14 hard parts and accessory 'Master Catalog', with 'Tools' and 'Clothing & Lifestyle' products featured in separately available specialty catalogs. 

The new 'Master Catalog' has well over 50,000 parts for 1903-2019 V-twin models, with almost 20,000 color images "meticulously updated to include the 2019 model years, countless M-8 additions with some 120 clarifying exploded views and numerous tech-tips." It is available in print and online.
The Motorcycle Storehouse 2019 Clothing & Lifestyle Catalog "is all about clothing, helmets, accessories and much more - with the widest possible spectrum of tastes, style and riding and casual preferences catered for.

"Internally referred to here at Motorcycle Storehouse as 'The Feel-Good Catalog', its style and quality levels soar to new and unexplored heights with more new brands than ever. With close to 10,000 products shown on 770 pages it is a force to be reckoned with that makes our dealers readier than ever to do business with their customers". It is also available online and in print.

Ultima Motorworks/Midwest Motorcycle Supply

Ultima EVO and TC 'A' Engine Rebuild Program

Ultima Motorworks/Midwest Motorcycle Supply is offering a  motor rebuilding service to its dealers worldwide. 

Engine rebuild

"By offering this service, your customer gets a quality rebuild complete with a 6 month, 6,000 mile warranty. However, it doesn't stop there. We are also offering this service to S&S and Harley-Davidson Evo V-twins as well - adding another option to get that motor rebuilt correctly, and at an unbeatable price."

Balancing crankcase

Cylinder honing

This service is offered to all Ultima engines, 80" thru 140" and select Big Twin Evolution style engines, and the Twin Cam "A" engine.

Ultima machine shop services extend from the crankshaft and cases, to the cylinders and heads. This includes, for EVO models, "True and Rebuild" for the EVO crankshaft; disassemble inspect, fit new rod set to new crank pin and bearings, balance, and reassemble with sprocket or pinion shaft as an additional option; bore the case for big bore cylinders (EVO and Shovelhead), recondition the deck base gasket surfaces (EVO and Shovelhead), and more.

Buffalo Chip

Black Hills H-D in Promo Partnership with Buffalo Chip

Black Hills Harley-Davidson has doubled down on its brand alliance with "the largest Music Festival in Motorcycling" to strengthen its national and international marketing efforts for the Sturgis Rally. 

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Black Hills H-D are to "significantly expand" their brand alliance with the goal for Black Hills H-D to "increase its focus on year-round marketing and promotional efforts to attract more rally goers to the leading motorcycle industry businesses on its property" just outside Rapid City on the I90.
The two leading Sturgis destinations have a combined history of more than six decades "providing the ultimate rally experience to attendees, working together with world-class motorcycle customizations, promotions and other onsite activations. Black Hills Harley-Davidson will continue to support Sturgis Buffalo Chip's flagship charity events like the Legends Ride and Biker Belles, which have collectively raised over $750,000 for Black Hills charities since 2008. In addition, it has also become a strong supporter of the Chip's new Rusty Wallace Charity Ride. 

"We are always looking for new, innovative ways to enhance our guests' experience, so it only makes sense to align our marketing and promotional efforts with the rally's focal point for entertainment, events and activities says Al Reiman, Senior Managing Partner at Black Hills Harley-Davidson. "This brand alliance allows us to integrate our marketing and promotional efforts not only as a way to gain new customers, but reward existing ones with experiences they can't get anywhere else."
Al went on to say: "Black Hills Harley-Davidson will leverage the Sturgis Buffalo Chip's award-winning marketing team to create and distribute content about the premier shopping experience found on its property, including its line-up of new motorcycle models, aftermarket products, apparel and other merchandise. Promotions are also intended, in addition to getting the word out about the availability of motorcycle rentals and onsite repair and maintenance services."
For 'The Chip', Rod Woodruff, the owner and rebellious leader of the ruthless collection of moto-outcasts that he has assembled, added: "We are thrilled to align with our friends at Black Hills Harley-Davidson. There are so many ways we can work jointly to ensure rally attendees a more convenient, entertaining and memorable Sturgis vacation. Our respective businesses already share many of the same target customer segments. This marketing alliance will generate more engagement with those consumers year-round, in much more memorable and meaningful ways."


"Together We Rise" - A Message from "Re-Imagined" AIMExpo

Owned and operated by the Irvine, California based Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is endeavoring to rally the powersports industry to their 2019 Columbus, Ohio tradeshow (September 26-29) with an appeal to the industry to work together to the betterment of the motorcycle and wider powersports market in the United States. 

"For many years the powersports industry has talked about working together, because we are stronger when united, and it is the express purpose of AIMExpo presented by Nationwide to facilitate this unity. It provides a platform for dealers, OEMs, distributors, aftermarket manufacturers, media and consumers to talk together and work towards progressing the industry forward.
"For 2019, AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is themed "Together We Rise" as a direct reference to the collective benefit of working as a united industry and moving forward in unison. By taking this initiative, the show is able to provide a unique forum for dealers to communicate with the OEMs and distributors as well as parts suppliers and, uniquely for a trade show, interact with consumers during the public show days. Similarly, the powersports manufacturers and parts suppliers are able to meet their existing dealers and discover new ones. 

"More importantly, in addition to face-to-face meetings on the show floor, AIMExpo presented by Nationwide gives dealers access to the newest products on the market along with education and dealer development seminars designed to make business stronger and more profitable. There are also numerous opportunities to meet industry leaders and peers in meaningful interactions that can open the door to many future opportunities."
"Coming together as a group gives us the opportunity to better understand and overcome the challenges that are impacting our business. It gives us the ability to adapt, overcome and, with a united front, grow the powersports industry," said Bill Jenkins, MIC Board Member and Senior VP Sales & Operations, Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.
His powerful message was echoed by Cinnamon Kernes, Vice President & General Manager, MIC Events: "The industry needs a single place to come together – to share ideas, to collaborate, to communicate and be inspired. When an industry comes together, it moves forward and paves the way for progress, so our business can grow.

"To facilitate this interaction, the 2019 AIMExpo presented by Nationwide has been re-imagined to create the perfect platform for the industry. It will incorporate the second annual Powersports Industry Week, which will feature a number of business and social-focused activities in addition to the aforementioned dealer training and seminars. Furthermore, the show floor will feature three unique powersports lifestyle "neighborhoods." They are dedicated to Street/Urban/Sport riders, as well as Two and Four-Wheel Off-Road and Adventure, plus the V-Twin/Cruiser/Custom segments. The "neighborhoods" will allow trade visitors and consumers to quickly identify their areas of interest and create an immersive experience. Each "neighborhood" will highlight the latest machinery, parts and accessories available in each market sector and help show dealers how they can better interact with today's buyers.
"Another major aspect of the 2019 show will be AIMExpo Outdoors, which will continue to offer on-road motorcycle demo rides for the industry and consumers. There will also be a dirt demo area, which returns to the show in response to the growing significance of the ATV and side-by-side market. It gives manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate their latest technology, while visitors will be able to compare competitor vehicles or perhaps get behind the wheel for the first time."

Custom Chrome Europe

Custom Chrome Europe Additions

270 Super Classic Tire
CCE is now offering the popular Shinko 270 tire, featuring a classic, full aspect ratio sawtooth design on a Kevlar carcass (for better grip). Designed to be durable, it gives a classic style appearance for those seeking a touch of retro authenticity.
Available fronts include 3 x 21", 4 x 18" and 19" and 4.50 x 18"; 5 x 16" front/rear also available.

465 Series M-8 Softail SGL Mono Shock

This 465 series mono shock from Progressive Suspension is designed to offer "improved damping characteristics and spring rates, resulting in increased suspension compliance. This allows the rear suspension to more effectively absorb road irregularities, such as bridge abutments and longitudinal pavement cracks without the harshness associated with the OE suspension.
"Chassis stability is also improved for a more confidence inspiring ride. The 5 position rebound damping adjuster allows the rider to fine tune the shock for comfort and control." It has a hard anodized aluminum body, anodized aluminum shock mounting eyes with spherical bearings (compared to the OE rubber bushing / needle bearing), is a high pressure nitrogen, mono tube design and has threaded or R.A.P. (Remote Adjustable Preload) pre-load adjusters. Available in black for selected 2018 - 2019 Softails.

Kellermann Micro S DF Dark Turn Signal/Brake Light/Taillight

From well-known Aachen, Germany based lights specialist Kellermann GmbH, the Micro S Dark Turn Signal replaces the existing rear and break light and indicators for a "sensational new look for the rear of the motorcycle." High tech features include Kellermann's EXtranz - Extreme Optical Transparency Technology, Kellermann HighPower LED technology and long life protection guard.
It is for front fitment, in black with a tinted lens, is IC operated at 330 kHz, comes in a high quality metal housing, is suitable for 12 volt DC applications and has a M5 x 0.5 x 6.5 fastening screw; it is 10.55 high, 34.5mm long and 10 mm wide. It is also available as just a turn signal for the front and rear.


Dock66 Motorcycle Parts

Custom Designed Extra Flat Solo Seats

Duisburg, Germany based custom motorcycle parts specialist Dock66 Motorcycle Parts is offering dealers these custom designed Solo seats with extra thin upholstery. 

"These extra flat saddles are for universal use on any custom motorcycle, Harley-Davidson or classic bike," says company owner Frank Muschalla. The length is 325 mm with a 240 mm width, and optional spring mounting and choice of mounting brackets available.
A Dock66 imprint on the bottom plate identifies the seat as a craftsman made Dock66 Custom Original. These extra flat seats are available in Plain, Plain Brown, Flamed and Tuck ‘n‘ Roll, and also in bigger shape as Wide and Wide Brown.


Two Brothers Racing (TBR)

'Shorty' Turn Out 2-1 Full Systems for Dyna and M-8 Softails

Seen in AMD earlier this year for M-8 Touring models, Santa Ana, California based Two Brothers Racing (TBR) now has 'Shorty' Turn Out full systems available for '06-'17 Dyna and '18-'19 M-8 Softail models.

"Engineered to complement the quality and performance of Harley Davidson’s products, these handcrafted systems deliver unparalleled sound and performance for the ultimate experience."
Available in stainless, black or polished TBR says they are "designed to deliver maximum torque and performance" and that they are "light weight 2-1 stainless steel systems with CNC machined billet aluminum turn out end-caps with included heat shields."


Drag Specialties

Drag Specialties Additions

Large Touring Seat Accepts Frame Mounted Backrests

This large Double Diamond stitch touring seat is constructed using solar-reflective leather in the seating area and tough automotive-grade vinyl on the sides.  Solar-reflective leather's patented process reduces surface temperature by as much as 25° F for a cooler seat.  These cooler temperatures also give solar-reflective leather higher durability and a longer life over conventional leather or vinyl.  Dimensions are 32" long overall; 13 3/4" long by 14" wide in the front and 15" long by 15" wide in the rear.  The driver area is cut narrow in the front and approximately 1" lower than the stock seat.  There is a molded flexible urethane foam interior for maximum comfort and 3/16" ABS thermoformed base for a perfect fit, and carpeted bottom with rubber bumpers to protect paint.  These seats accept separately available driver backrest assemblies; they also work with H-D OEM frame-mounted backrest mechanisms and backrest pad; all mounting hardware included, made in U.S.A. and available for '09-'19 FLHT/FLTR/FLTRU/FLHX/FLHR/FLHTC/FLHTCU/FLHTCUTG models. 

1 1/2" T-Bars

These Drag Specialties 1 1/2" T-Bars with 6" pullback are designed for use with '96 and newer style controls and master cylinders. Slotted and notched for Throttle-By-Wire applications, they feature a 5" end rise, 31" width and 6" pullback; available for most '96-'19 models.

Split Skull Points Covers

Choose between a chrome points cover with a contrasting black skull or a black points cover with a contrasting chrome skull.  Each features a super tough die-cast construction and matches other Drag Specialties Split Skull product; available for all '17-'19 M-8 models.

Muffler Mount Covers

Cover up those unsightly welds on the OEM rear muffler mounts with these chrome or gloss black finish muffler mount covers that match or contrast whatever custom exhaust your customers choose.  Sold in pairs and available for use with 4" OD or 4.5" OD muffler sizes on '99-'19 FLHT/FLHR/FLTR/FLHX and H-D FL Trike models (except '15-'19 FLRT).

Aluminum Outer Primary Covers

Replace scuffed and worn outer primary covers (replace OEM # 25700418) with these die-cast aluminum versions - available in chrome or satin black finishes to match or contrast other installed parts; hardware and bushing are not included, and starter shaft bearing must be purchased separately.  Available for '16-'19 FLHT/FLHR/FLHX/FLTRX/FLTRU and HD FL Trike, '15 FLHTCUL/FLHTKL models. 


Wednesday 19 June 2019


Bronson Bauman Earns First AFT Twins Presented by Vance & Hines Win at Laconia

The inaugural AFT Laconia Short Track (New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., June 15) proved to be an intense, multi-stage affair that ultimately saw the emergence of a first-time winner in Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), who led every lap in his way to victory despite three restarts - with the all-new circuit proving to be an "extraordinarily demanding battleground, developing considerable bumps in the corners and rapidly altering lines."

Photo: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track

Bauman's brother Briar was second - his fifth consecutive runner-up finish as he maintained his perfect 2019 podium record. Short track ace Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) was third, Vanderkooi and Bryan Smith (No. 4 Crosley Brands/Howerton Motorsports Kawasaki Ninja 650) were fourth and fifth respectively.
Briar Bauman now has a 34-point advantage at the top of the series leader board over Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Kennedy Racing/Armbruster Racing Indian FTR750), who finished sixth at Laconia.

The bike of defending Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) stalled while awaiting the third restart, eliminating him from contention. Mees finished 15th and is now third in the standings, one point behind Robinson.
In the AFT Singles the win was taken by Mikey Rush (No. 15 RMR Honda/Red Riders Rewards Honda CRF450R) for the second consecutive race, moving him into the championship lead. Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) was second and moved up into second in the championship, with Australian Max Whale (No. 18 Weirbach Racing Kawasaki KX450F) earning his first AFT career podium in third; Andrew Luker (No. 11 Keeran Racing/Baker Racing Kawasaki KX450F) was fourth; defending AFT Singles champion Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) fifth.
Next up is the Lima, Ohio, Indian Motorcycle Lima Half-Mile presented by Johnny K's Indian at the Allen County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 29. Then comes the New York Short Track (Weedsport, near Syracuse, July 13); the Buffalo Chip TT on August 4th and Black Hills Half-Mile (Rapid City, SD) on August 6th before the re-arranged Cycle Gear Sacramento Mile August 10th.
The series then descends on Illinois for three races on the spin - the Peoria TT, August 17, the re-arranged Springfield Mile I on August 31 and the as originally scheduled Springfield Mile II the next day, September 1st.
The 2019 series wraps up in September with the Williams Grove Half-Mile (Mechanicsburg, PA., September 9), the Minnesota Mile (Minneapolis, September 21) and the final round, the Meadowlands Mile, East Rutherford, NJ, September 28.

News Briefs

BMW Motorrad achieved a strong start to the year with first quarter sales up +7.7% (38,606). In March, a total of 18,931 (+9.9%) motorcycles and maxi scooters were delivered to customers around the world.

Matt Chambers' Confederate Motorcycle replacement venture, an all-electric comeback for the legendary Curtiss brand, has gone public with target pricing. The company showed the 140 kw/190 hp/200 Nm torque Zeus Cafe and Zeus Bobber as pre-production prototypes at the Milan Show in November last year. Entry level pricing is slated to be around $60,000.00. Production is planned to start in 2020, and a $6,000.00 deposit is required to get on to the wait list.

Tucker Powersports has partnered with TEAM Arizona Motorcyclist Training Centers to become its newest 3rd Gear Level Sponsor. Tucker will provide specific TEAM Arizona training sites with riding gear and equipment, highlighting brands such as Arai Helmets, First Gear, Speed and Strength and Answer Racing.

Motorcycle registrations were +8.35% in Germany for March at 20,934 units; for Q1 the German market was +23.23% at 44,227 units. BMW is the inevitable market leader in its home market, selling 9,462 units in Germany in Q1 - up substantially (over 30%) on its 2018 Q1 performance and giving them a Q1 2019 market share of around 28.5 percent.

A study in Europe suggests that a substantial proportion of car commuters would switch to an E-bike, specifically to a Pedelec. Over 15,000 commuters were interviewed in 10 countries, with an average of 24% of commuters suggesting that they would be prepared to consider such a switch. Some 45% of Dutch commuters were positive about using a Pedelec, 39% in Spain, 21% in Germany, with British drivers least interested at 15%.

No stranger to the unique challenges of the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb, on June 30th, 2019 Aprilia will compete in the Heavyweight Motorcycle class with the widely acclaimed race-spec RSV4 derived Tuono V4 1100 naked bike, with Australian racer and Cycle News Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook as the rider. Since making his debut in the 'Race To The Clouds' in 2016, Scaysbrook has achieved a podium position each year in the Heavyweight category and is one of only five riders in the history of the PPIC to go under the magic 10-minute barrier. First sanctioned in 1916, the track measures 12.42 miles (19.99 km) and has over 156 turns, climbing 4,720 ft (1,440 m) to the finish at 14,110 ft (4,300 m), on grades averaging 7.2%. As of August 2011, the highway is fully paved.

There are boardroom changes at Canadian headquartered BRP with Laurent Beaudoin to step down as Chairman of the Board, becoming Chairman Emeritus, and being replaced by José Boisjoli (in addition to his existing roles as President, CEO and Director), with Michael Hanley (an independent director since 2012) appointed Lead Director. Mr. Beaudoin has been Chairman for the past 16 years and "has played a critical role in the development of BRP's business since its creation in 1963."

Drag Specialties

Drag Specialties 2019  North American NVP
Madison, WI - August 24th & 25th

Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties and Parts Canada are teaming up this August to present the first North American NVP at Madison, WI, in August.  

This is the first expo that will unite the three companies to introduce the Fall buying season.  With this collaboration, "exhibitors will have the best of all teams in one location to roll out new products, programs and to educate both dealers and sales reps. 
James Danyluk, President of Parts Canada, said: "Parts Canada, its staff and I are very proud to be a part of the LeMans global family. In this, our 20th year in business, we are very excited to celebrate our anniversary with our corporate family in Madison, WI, at the 2019 North American NVP. 
"Twenty years ago, Fred Fox started Parts Canada and has never looked back.  Back then, Parts Canada was the smallest distributor in Canada. In typical fashion, Fred, along with the U.S. and Canadian teams, turned the tiny distributor into Canada's largest powersports distributor. We look forward to being a part of the largest powersports distributor expo and to seeing dealers and suppliers from across the continent."
The North American NVP runs two full days featuring "opportunities to connect with the industry's leading brands on the expo floor through dealer training sessions and socially at the Meet & Greet/Bike Show."  
Mike Collins, CEO of LeMans Corporation, said: "I'm very excited to have our Canadian team join us for our first North American NVP.  It's another step forward in our quest to service all our dealers the very best we can.  What an opportunity to share ideas and experiences and to learn from one another!"

Vance & Hines

Vance & Hines 40th Anniversary

To celebrate the 40th year of its founding in 1979, Vance & Hines has introduced a limited edition line of exhaust systems highlighted by special anniversary badging, in gold.
Available only this year, this golden nameplate features laser engraved 40th anniversary logo "and is sure to be a collector's item for years to come."

Laser engraved over gold ceramic "our commemorative emblem design features the laurel of victory encircling the Vance & Hines logo to invoke our heritage of racing that has continued through today."

Selected products available in chrome, matt black, wrinkle black and satin chrome include Hi-Output slip-ons for M-8 Touring models; Eliminator 300 slip-ons for M-8 Softails (Street Bob, Low Rider, Slim, Fat Boy and Breakout) with precision-machined billet end caps inspired by the Vance & Hines flat track racer; Hi-Output slip-ons for the M-8 Fat Bob and Shortshots Staggered for '14- '19 Sportsters.

Barnett Clutches and Cables

Clutch Spring Compression Tool - 2001 and up Victory

Ventura, California based manufacturer Barnett Clutches and Cables is helping passionate Victory enthusiasts to 'keep the flame alive' with a new clutch spring compression tool for 2001 and later Victory motorcycles.

"Designed to compress the diaphragm clutch spring, making it easy to remove and re-install the retainer ring, this clutch tool makes working on the clutch much easier and efficient and is a 'must have' for anybody working on Victory clutches - precision machined in the USA from billet aluminum, then hard anodized."



Zodiac Additions

S&S 124 ci M-8 Power Package

The S&S Power Package is the ideal combination of performance and savings, designed to transform the M-8 "without breaking the bank". For the latest generation H-D's, S&S is packaging its brand new 124" bolt-in Big Bore kit with a 550 cam, cam plate and high flow oil pump as well as valve springs, lifters and pushrods. All kits can be installed without machining the crankcase and are available with gear or chain drive cams to make big, reliable power. It fits 107 ci oil cooled M-8s and is available in choice of finishes, including all black, black highlighted fins with chrome or black pushrod tubes, black highlighted fins and black pushrod tubes.

Torx Harry Helmets

These E-approved open face helmets with their built-in flip-up sun visor represent great price-point and feature value - with ABS shell and luxury, soft, removable and washable interior. They are available in matt black, racer black, racer orange, black USA flag, black union jack or black rising sun.

Vity's Design Touring Taillight Kit

Designed and made in Italy, these Vity's Design billet aluminum license plate mounts with LED light and LED turn/tail/brake lights fit into the stock antenna mounts. They come complete with plug and play connector for 2014 to present H-D Touring models in black with chrome accent, chrome, black with bronze accents, chrome with bronze accents or chrome with black accents.

Zodiac 'Clubstyle' Fat Bars

These handlebars are 1 1/4" (32 mm) in diameter with 1" (25.4 mm) ends to accept stock controls. The bars are dimpled and pre-drilled to accept internal wiring. They are available in chrome or black with 10", 12" or 14" rise for regular cable throttle, or ready to take throttle-by wire.


Rick's Motorcycles

FXDR 114 Accessories by Rick's Motorcycles
For a subtler front indicator solution on the FXDR 114, Rick's new holders allow Kellermann indicators to be fitted. The holder has been optimized for the Kellermann Atto and/or Rhombus indicators and fits perfectly onto the fitting locations of the stock holder. The holders are fully machined, offered in coated matt black and sold in pairs.
Front indicator holder

Rear indicator holder

For the rear, a Rick's holder takes the Kellermann Rhombus 3 into 1, allowing the E-test certificated light to be adjusted according to requirements. Available in a short version (not TÜV legal) and a longer, legal version, with the housing machined from full aluminum. The stainless steel holder and the housing are supplied matt black coated. Sold with the adapter for the legal mount solution, or with the short mount for all non-EU states.
In Europe, if you detach the bar from the rear of the stock FXDR 114, you need to find an alternate fix for the licence plate. Rick’s has developed a machined aluminum licence plate holder which matches the look of the FXDR perfectly. It was constructed according to EU registration rules and should therefore be acceptable to be used EU-wide.
Belt protection

Also included is Rick’s machined base plate with licence plate illumination, which mounts with the holder. The internally machined cable channels allow clean and invisible storage of the necessary connection cables behind the licence plate. The supplied surface is matt black coated. A short licence plate holder with Rick's stainless steel belt guard is also available. No modifications are necessary to the stock swingarm or the fitting points.
Rear fender

Also seen here is a Rick's steel fender for a slimmer rear on the FXDR 114 that hugs the radius of the tire, but is much smaller. The smooth look is emphasized with an additional reinforcement of the edge. The existing fixing points on the bike can be used, so no changes are necessary.



Kuryakyn Additions

Xkursion Luggage Range Extended

Guardian Rack Bag
Kuryakyn has added four new bags to its recently redesigned Xkursion luggage line-up. Made from durable, UV-rated, weather-resistant 1680 denier textile, signature design elements include laser-cut MOLLE modular attachment points, discreet and stylish reflective accents for enhanced visibility, premium lined interiors and multiple pockets to keep gear organized. Additional rider-friendly features include glove-friendly and weather-resistant zippers, ergonomic carrying handles and multiple heavy-duty welded and overmolded D-rings for secure mounting.

XS Steward

The 2,940ci (48 liter) capacity rigid structure XKursion XS Guardian Rack Bag with thermoformed quick-stash pockets measures 26" wide x 12" deep x 11" tall and is designed for secure mounting on Tour-Pak or other touring trunk-mounted luggage racks.
The 2,160ci (35 liter) capacity XKursion XW Porter is a 12" wide x 10" deep x 18" tall mobile office-ready rigid structure commuter bag with padded media storage to hold up to a 15” laptop and telescopic handle and wheels.

XS Odyssey

The 2,700ci (44 liter) capacity XKursion XS Steward Roll Bag measures 20" wide x 11.5" deep x 11.5" with thermoformed dual-side entry panels plus a wide center hatch which offer three ways to access the main storage for convenient loading/unloading.
The 3,200ci (52 liter) capacity XKursion XS Odyssey measures 16" wide x 10" deep x 20" and features a large easy-access main compartment, multiple padded electronic device sleeves and a variety of stash pockets for organization with rigid outer frame and formed and contoured bottom for secure mounting on a variety of passenger seats or luggage racks.

Riot Grips for H-D and Universal Fitment

Now available for dual cable and fly-by-wire Harley models, Kuryakyn’s new Riot grips sport a narrow profile with ultra-soft rubber for total comfort and control. The latest addition to Kuryakyn’s MX-inspired Riot foot controls features castled aluminum end caps and collars to keep the collection’s signature rugged styling on point. Riot grips employ Kuryakyn’s premium EPDM rubber compound with subtle diamond knurling to eliminate vibration and ensure confident grip in all riding conditions. The thin profile helps keep arm fatigue at bay while providing a commanding feel for the motorcycle. They are available for most standard 7/8” and 1” handlebars and designed with a removable end cap to allow installation and use of bar-end mirrors or turn signals.

Mid Controls for Indian Scouts

This new Kuryakyn Mid Controls kit gives Indian Scout riders improved, aggressive foot positioning, moving stock foot placement 15” back and 1” higher for improved handling and comfort. The kit features steel mounting brackets that bolt directly to the frame and engine for reinforced strength and durability. The brackets relocate the factory peg mounts, shift lever, rear brake master cylinder and rear brake lever beneath the rider to provide an improved and more assertive riding position. The kit also includes a replacement shift linkage and MX-styled pivoting knurled short pegs for aggressive cornering clearance and lean angle. The included pegs can be replaced with any aftermarket or OEM accessory pegs designed for Indian Scouts.



Rizoma USA Announces the "Rizoma Challenge 2019" Digital Design Contest

US design professionals and students are being invited to create innovative concept motorcycles and product designs by Rizoma USA.

The #RizomaChallenge is looking for designers, engineers, and students to "create the future of motorcycling" by holding an online competition for two separate contest categories; a digitally rendered concept/custom motorcycle, and an aftermarket motorcycle product or accessory.
Winners of both classes are each awarded $5,000 worth of product prizes from their pick of Rizoma products, REV’IT! riding apparel, and NEXX helmets, including the new Rizoma Metropolitan Bike. US students currently enrolled in design programs can also submit entries in either class, for the chance to win a six-month design internship at the Rizoma R&D lab just outside of Milan, Italy.
"We are committed to supporting innovation and outstanding design in the motorcycle industry," said Paolo Bacchiarello, director of Rizoma USA. "This competition presents a new opportunity for both professional non-endemic designers, and burgeoning student talents in the United States to showcase their work at an international level."
Winners will be selected by a combination of public vote and by a panel of judges comprised of esteemed designers, industry pioneers, and educators. Motorcycle design legend Miguel Galluzzi, ArtCenter educator and bike builder Alex Earle, a Pratt Institute transportation design professor, and the CEO of Rizoma Italy are on the voting board, among others.
The submission period opened on April 15 2019, and ends June 30 2019. The public voting period begins on July 8 and ends on July 22, when a drawing will award a random voter a $500 Rizoma REV’IT! NEXX product voucher.