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Monday 27 September 2021

ProCharger

Bolt-on M-8 Supercharger Adds 75% More Power

ProCharger (Accessible Technologies) has announced that its new bolt-on supercharger system for M-8 models is now shipping. Boosting stock power output by a claimed 70 to 75% hp, "bolting on 75% more horsepower has never been easier," says the Lenexa, Kansas based manufacturer.




"The wait is over for our all-new Milwaukee-8 supercharger. This system delivers big power and big reliability. Unlike other high-performance options, idle quality and riding range are unchanged for nothing but smooth, predictable and repeatable power."
According to Sales Manager Walt Sipp: "ProCharger high-output intercooled systems are designed with durability in mind and provide 10 psi of engine-friendly boost from the B-1 supercharger, providing years of trouble-free use while being incredibly easy to install with common hand tools once the engine guard is taken off."
A 100% stock 107" M-8 is said to get a boost to 140 rwhp and as much as 169 rwhp with a cam and a 2-1 exhaust. "No fluff, no hype, just the real world numbers you can expect to make. These are the kind of numbers you FEEL every single time you twist that throttle back."
ProCharger has made some drive changes to its latest supercharger systems for late-model H-D Touring bikes (Baggers) that use two dry belts (not running in oil within the bike's case) with the same "proven and reliable B-1 supercharger head unit and a large air-to-air intercooler." 




The high-output intercooled system is said to produce the coolest charge air temps and largest power gains with "smooth boost/power on-demand, for superior riding performance. The air-to-air intercooling provides consistent, reliable power, with no moving parts. The all-new dry belt design provides a long lasting belt life, even in extreme environments."
A high-output tuner kit is also available, which Sipp says "makes sense for someone wanting to perform custom tuning of the bike and push the envelope in performance. They would most likely be experimenting with alternative fuels and changing engine components like heads, headers, exhaust and cams for the engine." Optional upgrades for the supercharger include polished or black finish.

ATI PROCHARGER
www.procharger.com

News Briefs

 


As the corporate world grapples with sustaining work practices in a post pandemic landscape, American Honda has announced that it will "provide some of its U.S. associates more workplace flexibility by providing long-term opportunities to work remotely. Under this new approach, eligible associates will be able to work from home or in satellite locations for all or part of their workweek." The company says the decision marks a "significant pivot toward the future as Honda adapts its policies to match evolving workstyles. Remote work is a critical recruiting and retention tool."

The UK bike industry's annual consumer showcase, Motorcycle Live, is set to return after a two-year gap. The nine-day event has been scheduled at the National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, England, on 4-12 December 2021. Tuesday 7 December will be a dedicated motorcycle trade day. The organizers say they are hoping for a 100,000 total attendance. www.motorcyclelive.co.uk

In addition to the investments into synthetic gasoline production technology announced by both Bosch and Audi three years ago, Porsche has now entered into a research agreement with Siemens, and BMW is investing in Californian start-up Prometheus Fuels - a company that plans to remove carbon-dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and convert it into pump gas; www.prometheusfuels.com

Gettysburg Bike Week celebrated two decades of being one of the premiere motorcycle rallies in the United States this year with a record attendance. After being canceled last year because of COVID-19, the 20th anniversary event happened at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from July 8, 2021 through July 11.

The MIC in California has a new membership manager - Lisa Delaney will lead member service operations while pursuing other powersports companies to join and participate in the industry association. Meanwhile the MIC has a new leader of the MIC IT Department - Eli Ralston.


SEMA has announced that automotive specialty-equipment retail sales reached a new high, growing to $47.89bn in 2020 ($46.2bn in 2019), with early evidence suggesting stronger sales in 2021. While the industry was certainly affected by the pandemic, some businesses were spared from full lockdowns as auto parts were considered an essential business in some areas. Even amid the disruption of the pandemic, many of the industry's companies reported record sales in 2020 as enthusiasts spent money on their cars instead of other pursuits, with 48% of enthusiasts doing more online shopping for parts in 2020 than in 2019, and 40% reporting spending more time working on their vehicle.

Yamaha's recent 'Environmental Plan 2050' is the first acknowledgment by a major PTW manufacturer that 'synth gas' can and will have a role to play in the market's future. Given that ICE units have at least an average life expectancy of 15 years, and will remain available for sale right up to whatever deadline each individual country chooses, there will be a need for zero tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions gasoline for at least 30 more years if 2035 is taken as a median international adoption benchmark - longer if the powerful German auto industry lobby group (VDI) is able to maintain its grip on policy making.

Swiss watchmaker Breitling and British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph have announced a long-term partnership - gearing up for a limited-edition watch and a customized motorcycle to be revealed in early 2022.

PSB reports that, in the United States, Kawasaki has announced increased capital spending, employment growth at its Lincoln, Nebraska factory. Kawasaki has been manufacturing in Nebraska since 1974. Currently the facility covers approximately 2.4 million sq ft and employs over 2,400, and an estimated $200 m in capital and tooling will be spent there in the next 18 months - much of it aimed at rail car projects.


Sources: AMD, IDN, FT, Reuters, PSB, MPN, BDN, MCN, AP, Bloomberg, MSNW, Electrek, electricmotorcycles.news, RideApart.com, Motor1.com, Cycle World, motorbikewriter.com

La Choppers

Drop-Down Mirror Brackets

Designed for Street Glide and Ultra Classic touring bikes (FLH 2014 and up), these LA Choppers drop-down mirror brackets eliminate the major flaw of stock 10" and 12" handlebars and mirror designs that place the rider's hands directly in the way of the stock mirrors.


These drop-down brackets lower the mirror 3.5", allowing for the use of stock mirrors with aftermarket handlebars with an OEM look and feel - all hardware is included and the stock mirror mounts directly to the brackets.

DRAG SPECIALTIES
www.dragspecialties.com
www.lachoppers.com

HardDrive

M-8 Shorty Options

Under the new ownership of Jason Bowne since 2019, Sawicki Speed's redesigned Softail Short Cannon systems are now manufactured in North Carolina and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Available through HardDrive's national six-warehouse network in the United States, laser CAD supported engineering has allowed Sawicki to re-engineer its entire line of exhaust systems from the ground up. Aircraft-grade 304 stainless steel is used across the entire line, with ceramic black coating and electro polishing finish options.
All fabrication is TIG welded, by hand, with components such as the billet aluminum end caps precision CNC-machined and black powder-coat finished - meaning they are fully serviceable, though the sealed cap mufflers remain non-serviceable.

Softail Short Cannon

The Sawicki Bagger Shorty has become regarded as one of the best M-8 exhausts on the market, according to Jason, and the addition of the M-8 Short Canon has been widely regarded as an important signal of intent for the brand.
Furthermore, adding newer mid and full length options to sit in the range alongside the 'Shorty' exhaust has meant that "Sawicki now has a strong offer for late models right out of the gate," says Jason Browne, ushering in a new era for the brand.
"The M-8 Cannon that we additionally now have for M-8 Softails has added to the opportunity dealers have with Sawicki. We have kept the original Dyna/Bagger Shorty, but have refined the design to give them better reliability and finish.
"In fact, thanks to what our dealers have been telling us, we have a 'Sporty Shorty' to come soon, and we are also working on options for Indian Motorcycle models - for the Challenger initially."

Bagger Shorty



All Sawicki exhausts have 18 mm O2 bungs in them, "and we include O2 sensor reducers with every exhaust we ship. This means aftermarket wideband sensors or factory sensors can be used. Exhaust port gaskets will be included soon and if a bike doesn't have O2 sensors, then an 18 mm sensor plug will get it done - though dealers can request custom pipes without sensor bungs if they prefer.
"Our exhausts will provide performance gains across the rpm range. The results will vary based on displacement, compression and any performance modifications done to the engine, but dealers and their customers can see the dyno graphs we post on our Facebook and Instagram pages."


Although Sawicki exhausts don't have CARB approval, Jason says they are 49 state legal, across the range, and that they are working on a high-performance catalytic converter. There is no sound approval though. Sawicki mufflers ship with a removable race-style performance baffle - "they can be packed to the rider's liking with a variety of packing - fiberglass and other options work very well and change the tone of the pipe."

HARDDRIVE V-TWIN
www.hdtwin.com
www.sawickispeed.com





Le Pera

Outcast 2-Up

Californian custom seat designer Le Pera's 'Outcast' is now available with GT2 inlay for 2-up Baggers from 2008 to current.


The front seating area has the same area as its popular 'Maverick' with a tapered mid-section for stop and go ease. Available through Le Pera distributors, it features 15" driver seating and 11" for the passenger, with or without removable backrest and in a 'Daddy Long Legs' version for taller riders.


It comes in white and carbon fiber, with the GT inlay in black perforated vinyl with Double Diamond stitch in black.
Still handcrafting all its seats at its North Hollywood, California headquarters after more than 45 years as the market's design leader, all Le Pera seats feature a highly detailed powder-coated steel, carpeted base plate, a specially poured high density 'Marathon' molded foam foundation and double-stitched, handcrafted 'BikerTec' custom cover with bonded polyester thread for durability.

LE PERA ENTERPRISES
www.lepera.com


Performance Machine

PM 'Phatbar' Riser Kit

This cable throttle and electronic throttle compatible Performance Machine Phatbar and riser kit comes complete with a Fly-By-Wire ready aluminum handlebar and a billet riser set that mount to most H-D models. 


The bar features an 1.25" clamping area tapered down to 1" to accommodate stock H-D hand controls without any modifications. The bar is made from 7050-T6 aluminum with a 3" rise and slots for internal wiring. They are 12" tall, 32" wide, with 3" pullback and 2.5" rise.


The risers feature a 9" rise and are made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum with either internal or external wiring options. They are available with Black Ops or Gold Ops risers, include a textured black handlebar and are compatible with cable throttle and electronic throttle applications.

PERFORMANCE MACHINE
www.performancemachine.com



Belt Drives Ltd

Replacement Stock Clutch Plates

Belt Drives Ltd (BDL) in California has released this clutch plate kit (ERCPS-100) as a direct replacement for stock plates used in any BDL round dog basket.


Featuring durable abrasion, chemical and solvent resistant Aramid disc material, the high- performance plates are designed for smoother, more positive lock-up and quieter running.
The kit is made up of 15 application-specific BDL plates - 1 x 0.120" steel backing plate; 7 x 0.59" thin steel drive plates and 7 x 0.150" thick friction plates; the overall stack height is 1.590" to 1.610".

BELT DRIVES LTD
www.beltdrives.com



Custom Dynamics

Plug & Play 'Plugz'

Youngsville, North Carolina based Custom Dynamics' new plug & play 'Plugz' antenna grommet LED lights offer 40 chip-on-board LEDs behind a faceted lens "for smooth, bright red illumination." They are equipped with a connector and in-line quick disconnect for a simple plug & play installation when used with one of the separately available 'Plugz' wiring adapters.


Replacing the rubber antenna grommets when the factory antenna is removed or relocated, they are offered as dual intensity dim red running lights with high intensity function (depending on model). There is a choice of red or smoked lens with chrome or black finish. Backed by the Custom Dynamics lifetime LED warranty, plug & play installations require the purchase of the LED 'Plugz' and corresponding wiring adapter to fit your motorcycle. 

They can also be used with the company's separately available wire extension harness when the wire adapter is already installed with other Custom Dynamics dual intensity products. 

 


This year sees Custom Dynamics marking ten years of its products being exclusively available through Drag Specialties.

CUSTOM DYNAMICS LLC
www.customdynamics.com

Design Engineering Inc.

Hi-Temp, Heat-Resistant Spray Adhesive

Avon Lake, Ohio based sound and heat management specialist Design Engineering says the updated formula of its high-temperature Spray Adhesive now has "even greater holding strength," making it "perfect for installing our line of heat and sound control solutions as well as other materials including foam, fabric and metal. The improved formula makes for a very aggressive, high-build, pressure-sensitive adhesive designed to bond most substrates while maintaining a high level of tack," says DEI Product Manager Mike Buca. 


"The improved nozzle provides a web pattern spray for excellent coverage on all materials with a tack time of only two to four minutes and heat resistance up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit." Featuring no ODS (ozone-depleting substances), the aggressive Spray Adhesive dries quickly and clear, is California compliant, and creates a strong heat and water-resistant bond when installing thermal shielding, headliners, sound control materials, carpet and more.

DESIGN ENGINEERING INC
www.deipowersports.com

DNA

Improved Air Flow

Cotton filter media specialist DNA has added to its high-performance air filter design series with this new air filter fitment for various of the 107 and 114" M-8 Harley models (2017-2021).


DNA says that the filtering efficiency of its 4-layer cotton design is "very high" at 98-99% (ISO 5011), delivering +5.43% greater flow than the stock filter that Harley uses.

 


The DNA filter air flow is measured at 80.14 CFM (cubic feet per minute) at 1.5" H20 corrected at 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees F) compared to 76.02 CFM for the stock filter. They are available for road and race use.

DNA FILTERS
www.dnafilters.com

Monday 20 September 2021

Comment by Editor-in-Chief, Robin Bradley

How Did It Come to This for Kuryakyn?

The news dominating the aftermarket as this edition of AMD Magazine went to press was of Kuryakyn becoming an in-house Tucker Powersports brand rather than a standalone vendor.

The Kuryakyn origin story predates its founding by around 25 years and is one that is intimately involved with the Drag Specialties back story. Kuryakyn was the brainchild of founder Tom Rudd and was his parts and accessory industry comeback vehicle after he had sold his Drag Specialties business to a private equity investor before Fred Fox bought it out of insolvency.
It was at the height of the hype and the unsustainable growth of the late 1990s and early 2000s that the Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) project started to take shape with acquisitions that included respected market leaders such as White Brothers, Progressive Suspension, Performance Machine, Mustang Seats, Vance & Hines, and, along the way, Kuryakyn.
The original vision that MAG creator Arnie Ackerman and his San Francisco based Duff Ackerman & Green (DAG) business partners had, was to cherry-pick the aftermarket and build a boutique line-up of the best brands, in what was, for the time, an enlightened and benign approach to an otherwise notoriously inconsistent and poorly defined private equity 'Build & Hold' culture back then.
Not all the projects that MAG invested in went well (White Brothers for example), and not all the founders decided to visit the bank and still stay involved - but most did - including Tom Rudd who, by then, was one of the single most experienced players in the aftermarket - in the 1960s Rudd had been one of the pioneers of opening up access to parts manufacturing factories in Asia, most notably in Taiwan.
The basic MAG concept was robust - provided the seemingly inexorable growth in the custom motorcycle parts and accessory market continued, then DAG would be able to continue to service the debt mountain it built up to buy the businesses before then flipping it.
However, therein lay the flaw, the historic weakness in the strategy, and one which would repeat and repeat again.
 

"many questions still to be resolved"

 

The growth of the late 1990s through to the mid-2020s was a paper tiger. It really was unsustainable. It was growth based on the quicksand of equity release fueling middle America's spend on its toys. Consumers in the United States (and elsewhere) were using their homes as ATMs and cashing in their apparent property profits using unsustainable and unsustainably complex loan products.
The heat in the housing market literally melted the banking system in 2007 and, all of a sudden, almost overnight, none of us were going to the bank anymore. Leveraged businesses like MAG found themselves stranded above the tide line as consumer confidence and spending evaporated.
DAG sold its position in MAG to Los Angeles based equity investor Leonard Green & Partners (LGP), but the deal they did rapidly went from viable to troubled asset status. LGP limped on as owners for some five years or so before along came the then owner of Tucker Rocky - Lacy Diversified (LDI). They thought they were buying at the bottom of the market, they were not. They thought that a tall, integrated, metal to motorcycle business model could work, it could not.
Already now double leveraged with debt (DAG, LGP), Indianapolis based LDI, who had already been owners of Tucker Rocky for some 15 years or more at that stage, mortgaged their TR assets to acquire MAG. LDI tried to pass it off as a merger, but either way the group found itself straddled with a third drink from the well of debt just as the market took another dump.
Fast forward to MAG's emergence from its bankruptcy filing in late 2018, and the private equity consortium that acquired MAG/TR (Contrarian, Monomoy and Blue Mountain) found itself in the exact same position as those who had come before them.
Sales across the board - from Kuryakyn and the other MAG 'brands' through to the newly badged Tucker Powersports and the whole of the rest of the aftermarket - did not play out as had been hoped.
That led to the great MAG 'unwind' with it all but disappearing as a corporate entity in order to save money and, above all, streamline business unit reporting straight to the investor consortium's appointed board.
Former Harley man Marc McAllister has managed to stabilize Tucker, return it to profit and, counterintuitively, return it to growth as the unexpected Pandemic Part II story has played out.
Meanwhile, the ownership trifecta has had to be aware of their responsibility to their own investors. The received wisdom was that they would listen to the right offer (for any or all of the business units) if there were interested parties.
The word is that this past summer a deal to acquire Kuryakyn collapsed at due diligence stage. With no alternate suitors on the horizon, the decision has been taken to fold the Kuryakyn assets (IP, inventory, R&D, receivables, dealer accounts etc.) into Tucker - where it will sit inside a crowded 'House of Brands' alongside the likes of Twin Power, Biker's Choice, Tucker V-Twin and many others.
The decision leaves a lot of careers and livelihoods in tatters in Wisconsin, of course, which is always a heartbreak. But it also leaves many questions still to be resolved - not least the status of Kuryakyn's agreements with other distributors in the United States and internationally.
However, from the owner's perspective, if the business was continuing to see sales decline, to haemorrhage money and fail to generate its own investment capital, then the solution is a good one - an elegant one in fact.
Marc McAllister has done a good enough job, and, above all, quickly enough, to make it a viable option - that is no small thing. As recently as 24 months ago, it would not have been feasible.
While there is work to be done to reignite the new product furnace that has always been how Kuryakyn sales were fueled, there is no doubt that, in the long run, this decision has the potential to be a very good one for Tucker's balance sheet - a very good one indeed.




News Briefs


New motorcycle registrations in Spain were down by -26.41% in July (ANESDOR) at 17,524 units, but were still running at +11.70% (99,514 units) for the first seven months of 2021. That is around 10k units ahead of the same period of 2020, but 10k behind the same period in 2019 - the best first seven-month market performance in Spain since before the 2007/2009 financial crisis. Total new PTW registrations in Spain for the period (all Powered Two-Wheeler vehicles) were +9.71% (109,916 units).


After months, indeed years of speculation, Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT) has officially announced his retirement from motorcycle Grand Prix racing at the end of 2021. Over a career spanning more than a quarter of a century, Rossi won nine World Championships, took 115 wins and climbed the podium steps no less than 235 times. He remains the only competitor in history to win titles in the 125 cc, 250 cc, 500 cc and MotoGP classes. Known as 'VR46', his team will launch a MotoGP campaign in the 2022 season.

Pending "consultation," the UK has now confirmed 2035 as the end of the road for internal combustion engine PTW sales. It is acknowledged that PTWs only account for 0.4% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, but the deadline could be even sooner "if a faster transition appears feasible." There are presently 1.4 million PTWs licensed for road use in the UK, with an average age of just over 15 years.

Best known as the MIC's AIMExpo 'Chosen One', Cinnamon Kernes has a new role as Vice President of Market Expansion. As the MIC seeks to build momentum to get more riders riding more, Kernes will lead and develop a new multifaceted program, Ride With Us. With more than two decades in powersports, Kernes helped launch AIMExpo in 2011. Most recently she served as the Vice President of Marketing and Events for the MIC, developing the "foundational components currently being deployed in the Ride With Us program."


PSB reports that Steve and Anne Deli of American Road Group (ARG), have acquired Wildcat Harley-Davidson in London, Kentucky, from previous owner Scott Maddux - taking their network to six locations. The name will be retained.  Existing ARG stores include White Mountain H-D (North Conway, NH); Laconia H-D (Meredith, NH); Orlando H-D (South, Kissimmee, FL); East Orlando and Orlando H-D Historic Factory (Orlando, FL). Steve Deli, ARG CEO, led the recapitalization and then IPO of Harley in the 1980s when he was an investment banker for Dean Witter Reynolds. He is credited by Harley by being among Harley's "saviors" and is featured at the H-D Museum in Milwaukee. He also started H-DFS before becoming a 'mega-dealer' - he and his wife started ARG in 2000. Anne Deli grew up in Milwaukee, next door to Bill Harley, and was an influential VP and Head of Global Marketing at the Motor Company, credited with doing much to set the foundations of the post AMF and near death experience brand values that served Harley so well.

In the United States, the U.S. Court of Federal Appeals for the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) has struck down an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling allowing year-round E15 fuel sales on the basis that the 2019 EPA rule "overstepped congressional authority." The rule allowed for the sale of a 15% ethanol gasoline blend during the summer months but concluded that the Trump-era waiver fell out of the administration's legal jurisdiction. The lawsuit was brought by the AMA and other stakeholders. The AMA opposes further expansion of E15 fuel in the marketplace, as none of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States are approved by the EPA to operate on ethanol blends higher than 10%. Using higher ethanol blends in those vehicles is illegal and may cause engine and fuel system damage and void the manufacturer's warranty.

Former Tucker Rocky, Biker's Choice and Tucker Powersports executive Steve Reed has joined Mentor, Ohio based Race Winning Brands (RWB) as Wiseco Brand Manager. Marking its 80th anniversary this year, Wiseco Performance Products is noted for its pistons and related components, and in the V-twin context especially for its 'Go-To' big bore kits.



Sources: AMD, IDN, FT, Reuters, PSB, MPN, BDN, MCN, AP, Bloomberg, MSNW, Electrek, electricmotorcycles.news, RideApart.com, Motor1.com, Cycle World, motorbikewriter.com

White Motorcycle Concepts

British Challenger Targets Electric Land Speed Record
By Ben Purvis

New British company White Motorcycle Concepts is aiming to prove its radical aerodynamic idea by taking the land speed record for electric bikes.
Founded by Robert White, an engineer with a quarter of a century's experience in race vehicle development (on both two and four wheels), White Motorcycle Concepts has developed a machine with a huge reduction in both frontal area and drag coefficient. The company hopes to use it to establish a British land speed record for semi-streamlined electric bikes later this year, hitting around 200 mph on a tarmac runway, before heading for Bolivia in 2022 (Salar de Uyuni - the world's largest salt flat) to target the world record, aiming for more than 250 mph on the salt flats.



The record bike, dubbed WMC250EV, clearly shows the aerodynamic concept - there's a huge duct running all the way from the nose to the tail. This duct reduces the bike's frontal area, but just as importantly it means that air hitting any part of the front of the bike doesn't have to be moved far, either laterally or vertically, to either slip past the bike or through the duct.
That gives an edge over traditional speed record bike designs, where the rider lies almost prone over a long, low chassis to reduce frontal area.
The duct also means that the bike's seat is at a conventional height, which means it has potential for future road-going bikes to reduce drag, a requirement that's likely to get increasingly important as bikes move towards electric power - less drag equates not only to more performance but also increased battery range.
In its most extreme form on the WMC250EV, computer simulations and real-world wind tunnel tests have both shown the bike to have 70% less drag than a Suzuki Hayabusa, often cited as the most aerodynamic road bike on the market.
Although White initially considered small-capacity combustion engines for the project, including the idea of a turbocharged version of Yamaha's YZ450F motocross engine, he soon switched to the idea of electric power, which gives much more flexibility in where components are mounted. He's also aware that electric technology is rapidly improving, with smaller, lighter batteries and motors coming in the future, which will make it even easier to implement the idea.
As well as the duct, the WMC250 uses two-wheel drive, with four electric motors in total - two driving the rear wheel and another two inside the front hub. In its initial form, the bike has a total of 100kW (134 hp), but that figure will rise considerably before the attempt at the world record. 


White also believes that the 2WD system will be a huge help in reaching record speeds, as on salt flats the battle for high speed becomes a fight between drag and traction rather than a quest for ever more power. With minimal drag and both wheels driving the bike, the WMC250EV should have an edge over conventional designs.
Additionally, testing has shown that the aerodynamic duct massively reduces front end lift at speed, meaning there's as much as five times more load on the front wheel than on a normal motorcycle at the same speed, adding to the argument that the front wheel should be driven as well as the rear.
Even before the WMC250EV hits the salt, White Motorcycle Concepts is preparing to reveal a second machine using the aerodynamic duct idea.
Called the WMC300FR, it is a three-wheeled scooter, based on Yamaha's Tricity 300, to show that the aerodynamic gains are worthwhile even at city speeds. The 300 cc engine will be assisted by a hybrid system, and along with the duct, reducing drag by 25%. The intention is to achieve performance near that of a 500 cc bike while slashing CO2 emissions by 50%.

Drag Specialties

Drag Specialties Additions

T-Bar Mini Gauge Mounts
These two-piece design Drag Specialties T-Bar single mini gauge mounts are made for 1.5" T-Bar style handlebars that have a 3.5" on-center pullback riser and fit 2.375" and 2.4" mini gauges. They are made from billet aluminum and come in chrome, gloss black and flat black finishes.

Clutch Master Cylinder Cover Kits

 



An upgrade for the original covers, these new black Drag Specialties clutch master cylinder cover kits come with gasket and mounting screws for '17-'21 FLHT/FLHR/FLHX/FLTRX/FLTRU/FLTRK and '19-'20 FLHTCUTG models (repl. OEM#36700130) and '14-'16 FLHT/FLHX/FLTRX models (repl. OEM #36700094).

Convertible EZ Glide II Backrest 

 



New from Drag Seats, these convertible EZ Glide II backrests come with a built-in rain cover and adjust to fit the angle of your back - moving fore and aft up to 2". The 10" wide x 7 ½" tall pad features solar-reflective leather on the contact area, while the sides and pouch are made of high-quality automotive grade vinyl. Backrest includes a built-in 300 x 300 denier polyester fabric with urethane coating and a rain-resistant cover that pulls out of the pouch and covers the entire seat. The cover is secured in the pouch by two snaps and can be removed for cleaning, or to provide you with an oversized pouch for storage. All the exposed hardware is polished with a chrome finish, along with a 14 gauge steel base for a secure and safe connection to the bike's frame.

Cam Chain Tensioners

 



Drag Specialties cam chain tensioners are high quality replacement components for 1999 to 2006 Twin Cam engines (excluding the 2006 Dyna models) and can be purchased separately as a primary or secondary chain tensioner; it replaces OEM numbers 49953-99 and 39954-99A, while the secondary tensioner replaces OEM numbers 39964-99 and 39964-99A.

OEM-Style Indian Chief Replacement Air Filter Element


 

This Drag Specialties OEM-style replacement air filter is made of high-quality paper filter medium and meets or exceeds OEM specifications. It can be used with 2014 to 2021 Indian Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftains and Roadmasters with the stock OEM air filter housings.

DRAG SPECIALTIES
www.dragspecialties.com

Parts Europe

Parts Europe Adds New S&S Inventory  

EC Homologated Grand National Slip-On - Euro 5 FTR 1200 


 

S&S Cycle's Grand National exhaust line now includes the 2019-2022 Indian FTR 1200. Designed exclusively for the European market and EC homologated for all FTR1200 models, it is a 4" stainless steel muffler (for that "Works" finish) with exposed TIG welds for factory race system styling. Features include an elegant carbon fiber heat shield that covers the unsightly junction on the stock cat box. It delivers a weight saving of 45% over the stock muffler.

High Performance Manifold for M-8


 

The updated S&S high flow cast aluminum manifold for M-8 applications is ideal for Big Bore engines where flow is all important - more air/fuel mixture in, and more exhaust gases out, anything that slows that down, robs horsepower - and while the factory M-8 intake manifold does a decent job in stock applications, it starts to show its constriction of airflow when used with 124’’ or larger kits. The S&S manifold adds 3-5 hp with a simple bolt-on install and fits M-8 models (Softail and Touring) from 2017 to 2021.

Tuned Induction Air Cleaner for M-8

 




Another airflow booster from S&S, its updated, tuned induction air cleaner replaces the less than lovely and rather restrictive stock unit with not one, but two performance air filters mounted to highly engineered runners. The TIG welded, tuned induction system utilizes laser- cut tubes merged into a single collector and is fed by high flow air filters are placed directly in an unobstructed air stream. Offering twice the filtering area over stock, horsepower and torque are increased across the rpm range. The unique filters are washable and designed to last for years and can be paired with an available rain sock as well. Available in chrome or black and brushed stainless; fitment available for most M-8 powered models as well as 2008-2017 Twin Cam Touring and Softails.

Qualifier 2:1 Stainless Exhaust System for the Royal Enfield 650 Twin

 



S&S Cycle was among the first, if not THE first aftermarket manufacturer, to have a range of performance options available for the popular and well received Royal Enfield 650 Twin. Its latest exhaust for the RE 650 Twin is the Qualifier, a handcrafted, TIG welded, all brushed stainless 2:1 "that is designed to make real power, and not just noise." It can be matched with an RE 650 Twin model-specific S&S high flow air cleaner.

PARTS EUROPE
www.partseurope.eu
www.sscycle.com

Performance Machine

PM 'Supreme' DOT 4 Brake Oil

New for 2021, Performance Machine says its 'Supreme' DOT 4 brake fluid is designed for use in the high-performance braking conditions associated with PM brake systems.
This synthetic brake fluid exceeds DOT 4 specifications and meets European DOT 5.1 standards. Described as "perfect for use in ABS and non-ABS systems, our glycol-ether fluid performs to the same levels as DOT 5 silicone fluids, without the air-absorbing issues common with silicone DOT 5 brake fluids."
The formula is said to deliver maximum thermal stability with a high boiling point to prevent brake fade. It ships as a 12 fl. oz. pour-friendly bottle.

PERFORMANCE MACHINE
www.performancemachine.com

Mid-USA

'Pyramid' Style by Hardbody

These chrome-plated Wide Glide Hardbody 'Pyramid' style billet front fork triple tree sets fit 4-speed Big Twins from 1949 and later and Softails from 1984/1988 (when used with the Mid-USA lower fork bearing cup with built-in fork stop) and custom applications.

5 degree rake
Non-raked
3 degree rake
Fully sculpted from billet aluminum "these upper and lower brackets feature a stainless stem bolt that mounts through the lower bracket, thus eliminating the conventional style top stem nut.
"This type of mount provides an uncluttered look, and the bearing preload is much easier to adjust than OE style fork brackets. The top bracket is machined for the rubber style handlebar riser bushings and is slotted for the handlebar switch wiring."
Also seen here, these matching single disc Hardbody 'Pyramid' style fork legs for 41 mm forks are precision CNC-machined from billet aluminum and feature removable fender and brake caliper mounts "for that minimalist Chopper look."
Can be converted to dual disc

The removable caliper eliminator plate on the right leg can be converted to dual disc with the separately available caliper mount bracket. They fit 1984/1999 FXST, 1985/1986 FXWG, and 1993/1999 FXDWG.

MID-USA
www.mid-usa.com
www.mid-usa.ca

Custom Chrome Europe

Santee Bonanza Bagger Bars for "Batwings"

One of the oldest names in the aftermarket, the Santee brand has been owned by Custom Chrome since the company bought out the rights to the Californian manufacturer's frames, exhausts and related parts in the 1980s and added it to its in-house brand portfolio.
Among those "related parts", Santee was always a major player in the handlebar sector and now, some 40 years later, Custom Chrome Europe is 'keeping the flame alive' with these new Santee "Bonanza" style touring handlebars created for 2014-up touring models - Twin Cam and M-8 - with TÜV approval. 




Especially designed as a match for Harley's traditional "Batwing" fairings, such as famously seen on "Electra Glide" and "Street Glide" models, to support the demands of steering heavyweight late model Harley Tourers and Baggers with precision and reliability, these bars are manufactured from precision-bent 1 1/4" steel tubing.


"The excellent quality grants longevity and superb fit - all bars are prepared for TBW (Throttle by Wire) 1'' handlebar controls, in a 1'' tube diameter with a 1" knurled clamping section. For ease of installation and internal wire routing, all bars are prepared with drawing wires."
Variations of these new Santee Bonanza Bagger Bars include black powder-coated or chrome finish; available heights are 13 or 16" (330 mm or 406 mm). All versions share a width of 38.38'' (975 mm) but differ in pullback: 8.1'' (205 mm) for the 13'' high bar and 8.86'' (225 mm) for the higher 16'' Bonanza Bagger Bar.

CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE
www.custom-chromeeurope.com

Bagger Nation

'Swoop' Rear End Kits - With Integrated Billet Skid Plate

These Swoop rear end kits by Bagger Nation (for 2014 and up) are made from lifetime manufacturing defect warranty composites and feature an integrated skid plate.
Available with or without five sets of Bagger Nation lighting plotted and drilled bolts in black or silver, each Swoop rear end kit is drilled at the factory and requires NO major modifications before installation for a fully reversible bolt-on install.
"Our hidden LED Stealth 2 license frame is included with each fender, as well as an incorporated steel internal plate at the passenger seat mount point if one is needed," says Paul Yaffe.




"What sets Bagger Nation apart is that we only manufacture high-quality, durable composites by Arizona craftsmen right here in the USA. Bagger Nation makes the world's finest body parts for your Harley.  
"The finest rear end kits for your H-D touring bike are now even BETTER! Save time and money by using the kit because it all fits together the way it should - precise, robust and stylish! Your painter will love us, and so will your customer."

 


Each kit includes the rear fender, pair of saddlebags with new, extended rear Swoop, a pair of side covers for that all important clean look, the license plate frame, a Bagger Nation pair of lights (unless ordered smooth) and the new, integrated skid plates that are built into the structure of the bag.
"Simply choose your kit, mock it up and paint it. We have done everything else for you." These kits have been a popular, durable option for building a quality custom bagger for a few years now. However, Paul wanted to take it a little further by giving them a bit more SWOOP - without that weird taper at the bottom. "You know," says Paul, "that pinched look at the bottom of many of the stretched bags out there. Then we designed them with built-in skid plates - a Yaffe original concept - which is yet another of our ideas that will likely be widely copied, but nobody can copy our quality and originality.
"This innovative idea incorporates a thick billet skid plate that is the outside corner of the bag. Paint it, chrome it, heck, dip it in gold if you want - the day of the skid plate as accessory has now come. Let us know what you do with this option."

PAUL YAFFE'S BAGGER NATION
www.baggernation.com

Kodlin Motorcycles & Parts

Kodlin Takes it Higher

German custom bike builder and parts designer Fred Kodlin has introduced this lift kit/shock extension for M-8 Softail models. Simply by using a spring compression tool, it attaches to the shock absorber to raise the bike up by 1". 


It is a simple, fully reversible 'plug & play' install that requires no modifications to the stock (or replacement aftermarket) shock absorber set-up. It includes pre-installed new bearings, instructions, and fits all M-8 Softails except FXDR, FXFB and FLHC.



KODLIN MOTORCYCLES & PARTS
www.kodlin.com
www.KodlinUSA.com



Monday 13 September 2021

Tucker Powersports

Tucker Powersports to Acquire Kuryakyn as In-House Brand


Tucker Powersports of Fort Worth, Texas - "a leading distributor of powersports products for motorcycles, ATV/UTVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft as well as a range of electric bikes and scooters" - is to acquire Somerset, Wisconsin based Kuryakyn Holdings LLC.
"Tucker will incorporate the Kuryakyn product offering and product development into the Tucker organization this year. The acquisition will move Kuryakyn into the Tucker organization, rather than Kuryakyn operating as a separate business unit. All Kuryakyn operations, assets and R&D programs will move to Tucker's headquarters."
Tucker President and CEO Marc McAllister is quoted as saying that "this is a tremendous move for Tucker, for the Kuryakyn brand and for the dealers we serve.





"Kuryakyn's industry-leading products will continue to be available to dealers and customers while Tucker becomes an even stronger supplier to dealers not only in custom, cruiser and touring, but new market segments as well."
The September 7 statement from Tucker went on to say that "Kuryakyn is one of the nation's leading developers and retailers of motorcycle accessories for the V-twin, cruiser and touring motorcycle rider. The brand's newest products include a range of audio speakers for on and off-road use, LED lighting and motorcycle luggage. Founded nearly 30 years ago [by former Drag Specialties owner Tom Rudd], the company quickly became known for a range of chrome and custom accessories for motorcycles. 


a tremendous move for Tucker


"Tucker leadership expects the transition will be complete by the end of the calendar year. Some of Kuryakyn's Somerset, Wisconsin employees will have an opportunity to join the Tucker staff in Fort Worth, Texas. Many of those moves will take place in the next 30 days. Kuryakyn's R&D department and equipment will move shortly thereafter."  
Kuryakyn was one of the brands owned by the Monomoy Capital Partners, Contrarian Capital Management and Assured Investment Management (formerly Blue Mountain Capital Management) private equity consortium that rescued the Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) from its insolvency filing in late 2018.


MAG itself had been bought by Indianapolis based Tucker Rocky owner Lacy Diversified Industries (LDI) in 2014 and "merged" with Tucker (as they are now known) to form a 'Metal to Motorcycle' business structure that could, in effect, self-distribute its products alongside third party brands.
Burdened by huge debt and compromised by ongoing market decline, LDI placed MAG, including Tucker and Kuryakyn, into insolvency with the private equity consortium taking ownership in a 'Pre-Pack' administration process.
By the beginning of 2019, however, MAG CEO Hugh Charvat recommended to the MAG board that the holding company be eliminated as an intermediary and the individual businesses allowed to report directly to the appointed board and to make their own business policies, including their own distribution decisions.
The strategy has been a success, with each of the MAG brands - Performance Machine, Vance & Hines, Progressive Suspension, Burly Brand and Mustang seats, as well as Kuryakyn and Tucker - seeing vastly improved performance in the past 24 months.
However, it had been public domain that, cognizant of their responsibilities to their own investors, the ownership consortium would have an open mind where alternative ownership options or other solutions became available for the individual business units on a moving forward basis.
Tucker had been one of Kuryakyn's primary (but not exclusive) distributor customers for nearly three decades. As this edition of AMD went to press it had not yet become fully apparent whether or not Tucker would continue Kuryakyn distribution through other outlets, including one of its domestic U.S. rivals, but the early signals were that it would be likely to do so.
As a Tucker brand, Kuryakyn will take its place alongside a powerful line-up of established in-house brands such as Twin Power, BikeMaster, Tucker V-TWIN, Biker's Choice and leading gear and apparel brands such as Speed & Strength and First Gear, and off-road brands such as Answer, Quad Boss, ProTaper and DragonFire.



News Briefs


 

The MIC reports Q2 new-model motorcycle sales among leading brands were +15.2% in USA. Compared to the year-ago period, YTD sales of on-highway models were +25.2%; dual sport models +16.7%; scooters +8.3%. Only off-highway sales dipped slightly through Q2, by -3.2%.

Polaris has announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.63 per share payable on September 15, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2021.

The eight AMA Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 are Dave Arnold, Nancy Davidson, Gary Denton, Tommy Hays, Loretta Lynn, Scott Plessinger, Kenny Tolbert and Ryan Villopoto. "The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2021 includes men and women who have excelled in competition, promotion and advocacy of the sport we all love," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "They have advanced motorcycling in areas as diverse as amateur motocross to American V-twin culture." They will be recognized at the annual Hall of Fame dinner (October) located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio.

In addition to acknowledging that it will eventually adopt common-platform swappable batteries with rivals Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki, Yamaha has stated that while it only expects 2.6% of bikes to be electric by 2030, it projects a rapid increase after that, reaching 20% by 2035 and 90% adoption by 2050, with low-carbon technologies like synthetic fuel accounting for much of the remaining combustion-engined market at that stage.


In another win for the powersports industry in the battle against tariffs, the Office of the United States Trade Representative decided in July not to impose additional trade restrictions on Vietnam, where small displacement motorcycles, riding gear and accessories are produced.

New motorcycle registrations in Italy were down by -5.95% in July (ANCMA) at 14,209 units, but were still running at +40.43% (88,776 units) for the first seven months of 2021. That is around 25k units ahead of the same period of 2020, and the best market performance in Italy for the first seven months of the year since before the 2007/2009 financial crisis. Total new PTW registrations in Italy for the period (all Powered Two-Wheeler vehicles) were +38.74% (199,582 units).

According to JAMA, exports of new <+250 cc motorcycles to the United States from the domestic Japanese 'Big Four' brand factories were up in June 2021 at 5,437 units for the month and were running at +98.66% for the YTD at 36,009 units - higher than the same period of 2020 and 2019 but lower than 2018 and prior years. First half-year Japanese made motorcycle exports to USA peaked in 2006 at 216,725 units. Exports to Europe were also up in June at 12,579 units and were running at +39.77% YTD (106,824 units). Global motorcycle exports from the domestic Japanese factories were +46.08% YTD at 178,439 units and +51.71% in total PTW (Powered Two-Wheeler) terms at 222,803 units.

New motorcycle registrations in the UK were down by -11.74% in July (MCAI) at 11,556 units, but were still running at +21.04% (65,961 units) for the first seven months of 2021. That is around 10k units ahead of the same period of 2020, but modestly up on the same period in 2019 - the best first seven-month market performance achieved in the UK since before the 2007/2009 financial crisis was the 71,623 new units registered YTD in 2016. Total new PTW registrations in the UK for the period (all Powered Two-Wheeler vehicles) were +21.00% (69,944 units).


Sources: AMD, IDN, FT, Reuters, PSB, MPN, BDN, MCN, AP, Bloomberg, MSNW, Electrek, electricmotorcycles.news, RideApart.com, Motor1.com, Cycle World, motorbikewriter.com

AFT

Mees Steamrolls Sacramento Mile I

Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle
The first of the Sacramento Mile Double Header saw AFT legend Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) continue to perform at his vintage best, notching up another blowout victory at the Cal Expo Sacramento, California, on September 11th.
Executing the Springfield Mile II escape plan from a few days prior, Mees eked out some breathing space in the opening minutes, effectively reducing the race to a tussle for the other podium positions as he continually added to that advantage, lap after lap.
Defending double Mission SuperTwins Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), became embroiled in a race-long multi-rider melee for second. Eventually Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) took second ahead of Bauman, with Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) fourth and JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) fifth. 





AFT Singles
It's hard to imagine a scenario more intimidating for a prospective AFT Singles star than to lead coming out of Turn 4 on the final lap of a Mile with both the class' defending champion and its all-time winningest rider breathing down his neck. That's exactly the predicament Trevor Brunner (No. 21 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) found himself in at the conclusion of a frenetic race-long pack war.
Coming out of the final bend he managed to get the better of Shayna Texter-Bauman (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE), taking the win by 0.024 seconds, and Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) in third, 0.041 seconds behind the winner.
Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) was fourth ahead of Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Mission Roof Systems Honda CRF450R) fifth.

AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines
Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing MT-07) only needed to finish 11th to secure the 2021 Production Twins Championship title, but brought it home for the win after lining up on pole alongside three Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750Rs - Chad Cose (No. 49 Voodoo Ranger/Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R), who finished second, Jesse Janisch (No. 96 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R), who scored third place and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Harley-Davidson XG750R) who finished fifth, with Ben Lowe (No. 25 Mission Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) in fourth.

Mission Super Twins Presented by S&S Cycle
1. Jared Mees - Indian FTR750, Indian Motorcycle, Progressive Insurance, Mission Foods
2. Jarod Vanderkooi - Indian FTR750, Mission Foods, Roof Systems
3. Briar Bauman - Indian FTR750, Indian Motorcycle, Progressive Insurance, S&S Cycle
4. Sammy Halbert - Indian FTR750, Coolbeth-Nila Racing, Roof Systems
5. JD Beach - Yamaha MT-07, Estenson Racing, Yamaha Racing

Singles
1. Trevor Brunner - Honda CRF450R, American Honda/Progressive Insurance
2. Shayna Texter-Bauman - KTM 450 SX-FFE, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3. Dallas Daniels - Yamaha YZ450F, Estenson Racing/Yamaha Racing
4. Michael Rush - Yamaha YZ450F, Estenson Racing, Yamaha Racing
5. Kevin Stollings - Honda CRF450R, Mission Foods, Roof Systems, JCS Racing

Production Twins Presented by Vance & Hines
1. Cory Texter - Yamaha MT-07, G&G Racing, Yamaha Racing
2. Chad Cose - Harley-Davidson XG750R, Voodoo Ranger, Roof Systems
3. Jesse Janisch - Harley-Davidson XG750R, Vance & Hines
4. Ben Lowe - Harley-Davidson XG750R, Mission Foods, Roof Systems
5. Morgen Mischler - Harley-Davidson XG750R, Vance & Hines, Mission Foods


Mees Completes 2021 Sacramento Mile Double

Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle
The Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) domination tour continued unabated in the hugely consequential Sacramento Mile II at the Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, on Sunday September 12th.
A second consecutive double victory saw the former Grand National Champion seize control of the SuperTwins championship lead heading into October's AFT season finale at Charlotte (October 8th).


Mees was again in a class of his own in securing his 60th Premier-Class win. He blasted away from the pack almost immediately and quickly assembled a multi-second lead - which he then did again when a mid-distance red flag forced a restart.
The win alone would have guaranteed Mees a one-point title lead, but his advantage is actually four points thanks to a final lap move on retiring legend Bryan Smith (No. 4 Crosley/Howerton Motorsports Indian FTR750) on third placed Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) to secure second, riding a spare machine borrowed from Mees.
Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) was fourth, ahead of Davis Fisher (No. 67 BMC Racing/Dick Wall 60 Indian FTR750) fifth, and Brandon Price (No. 92 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) sixth.
Now the stage is set. Mees sits at 292 points and Bauman at 288. Should either rider win the Charlotte Half-Mile, either of the Indian Motorcycle riders will be the 2021 Mission SuperTwins champion, simple as that.

AFT Singles
Trevor Brunner (No. 21 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) made clear that the Springfield Mile I win he put on AFT Singles superstars Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) and Shayna Texter-Bauman (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) was no fluke.
The youngster completed the Sacramento Mile double in almost identical fashion, leaving Turn 4 for the last time with the same two imposing figures hiding in his draft; he again beat them both to the checkered flag, flexing the muscles of a very fast and agile CRF450R in the process.
This time it was Daniels who took second, finishing 0.023 behind Brunner, with Texter-Bauman another 0.069 seconds back in third.
While the podium featured the same three riders, the race had very much been a six-rider affair with Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) taking fourth, Tanner Dean (No. 38 1st Impressions Race Team Honda CRF450R) fifth and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Mission Roof Systems KTM 450 SX-F) sixth.

AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines
Newly recrowned AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing MT-07) didn't ease up despite his Springfield Mile I title lock.
After threatening to celebrate his triumph in an extended victory lap-style runaway, Texter was tracked down and seriously challenged by "California Kid" Chad Cose (No. 49 Voodoo Ranger/Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) who was second by only 0.015 seconds.
Jesse Janisch (No. 96 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) had a fourth AFT Production Twins podium in five starts in his grasp before a mechanical issue removed him from contention. His friend and fellow V&H wildcard, Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Harley-Davidson XG750R), inherited the position and was all too happy to cash in his second podium in four '21 class starts.
Nick Armstrong (No. 60 Lessley Brothers Racing Yamaha MT-07) was finally rewarded for his strong weekend form with a run to fourth, while Ben Lowe (No. 25 Mission Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) completed the top five.
Next Up - The championship contenders will have a few weeks to ready themselves for what's promising to be an epic finale: the Charlotte Half-Mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday, October 8.

Mission Super Twins Presented by S&S Cycle
1. Jared Mees - Indian FTR750, Indian Motorcycle, Progressive Insurance, Mission Foods
2. Bryan Smith - Indian FTR750, Crosley Brands, Howerton Motorsports
3. Briar Bauman - Indian FTR750, Indian Motorcycle, Progressive Insurance, S&S Cycle
4. Jarod Vanderkooi - Indian FTR750, Mission Foods, Roof Systems
5. Davis Fisher - BMC Racing, Dick Wall 60

Singles
1. Trevor Brunner - Honda CRF450R, American Honda/Progressive Insurance
2. Dallas Daniels - Yamaha YZ450F, Estenson Racing/Yamaha Racing
3. Shayna Texter-Bauman - KTM 450 SX-FFE, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
4. Michael Rush - Yamaha YZ450F, Estenson Racing, Yamaha Racing
5. Tanner Dean - Honda CRF450R, 1st Impressions Race Team

Production Twins Presented by Vance & Hines
1. Cory Texter - Yamaha MT-07, G&G Racing, Yamaha Racing
2. Chad Cose - Harley-Davidson XG750R, Voodoo Ranger, Roof Systems
3. Morgen Mischler - Harley-Davidson XG750R, Vance & Hines, Mission Foods
4. Nick Armstrong - Yamaha MT-07, Lessley Brothers Racing, Competitive Racing Frames
5. Ben Lowe - Harley-Davidson XG750R, Mission Foods, Roof Systems

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