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Disturbed to Disrupt the Sturgis Buffalo Chip This August

By | Events

Disturbed to Disrupt the Sturgis Buffalo Chip This August

Get Down with the Sickness during the 79th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 

The gritty, growling vocals and ear-crushing guitar riffs of modern metal titans Disturbed will descend upon the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The multi-platinum metal foursome will perform as part of the Chip’s nine-day motorcycle and music festival in a line-up that includes some of the world’s most famous bands. See the video announcement here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

“Disturbed is genuinely one of the greatest heavy metal bands performing today. Folks are going to be heading home with some great memories of an incredible concert,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Draiman has crazy distinctive vocals, and they have produced a string of rock-solid hits. We’re sure to witness an explosive performance this August!”

The band has produced five consecutive no. 1 albums, generating eight no. 1 singles, and 21 top 10 hits on Billboard’s Main Stream Rock chart. Hits such as “Down With the Sickness,” “The Vengeful One,” “The Light,” “Open Your Eyes,” and “Land of Confusion” propelled them to fame. After a brief hiatus the band returned and set their career on fire with “Sounds of Silence,” “Inside the Fire” and “Are You Ready.” Their newest album, “Evolution,” was released last fall.

Disturbed joins an expanding list of some of the world’s most talented and beloved bands performing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2019.

The 2019 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Sunday, Aug. 4           Godsmack

American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races

Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

Collective Soul

Tuesday, Aug. 6         Disturbed

Wednesday, Aug. 7    TBA Soon!

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Friday, Aug. 9             Volbeat

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

Reverend Horton Heat

The 38th annual festival, known as “The Best Party Anywhere!,” will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019. Official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019.

Concerts are free with camping admission. More information, full festival, multi-day and specially priced day passes are available at BuffaloChip.com

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. Numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

JIMS Milwaukee-Eight Balancer Bearing Remover

By | New Product News

JIMS Milwaukee-Eight Balancer Bearing Remover

The Milwaukee-Eight engine design incorporates balancers to reduce engine vibration. For $148.05 this tool (Part No. 5832) can easily remove the balancer bearings in both Touring and Softail models without damage to the crankcase. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

NEW Burley Brand Voyager Luggage

By | New Product News

NEW Voyager Luggage

Handlebar Bag / Sissy Bar Bag

The NEW Handlebar Bag is a universal fit bag that can mount just about anywhere but finds itself at home on most T-Bar handlebar setups. Two exterior zipper pockets with generous interior space and elastic pockets feature YKK zippers secured with an “Anti-Flail Snap System” to keep Your stuff secure. Mounts via 4 Velcro securing straps and MOLLE system.

The NEW Sissy Bar Backpack features three clever carry options with hidden Backpack straps, a leather wrapped side grab handle for easy duffel bag mobility and two tie-down straps secure the MOLLE system to most Sissy Bars. “moto centric” zippers with metal Burly embossed button snaps and accents as well as an “Anti-Flail Snap System” keep everything secure.

The Voyager Luggage is constructed of our Proprietary Wet Waxed UV treated cotton canvas or Black CORDURA® and matching leather paneling for support that will age and show character over time. Contact your local dealer or visit the website for more info: www.burlybrand.com

32nd Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Midwest Extravaganza March 23 & 24

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32nd Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Midwest Extravaganza March 23 & 24

“War of the Twins II” Indoor Flat Track Motorcycle Racing will kick start a weekend of moto heaven at the Midwest’s largest custom bike and car show and swap meet

Gear heads and riders will soon be coming out of hibernation to gather and meet fellow enthusiasts and friends at the 32nd Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk. In addition to motorcycles, cars and the largest parts swap in the Midwest, the event includes thrilling Indoor Flat Track Racing. The Donnie Smith Show will take place at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019. The “War of the Twins II” Indoor Flat Track Racingwill kick off the moto extravaganza on Friday, March 22. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the Main Event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door. More information can be found at DonnieSmithBikeShow.com.

Indoor Flat Track
“War of the Twins II” Indoor Flat Track Racing will kick start the weekend with races on Friday, March 22 at the Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum at the St. Paul Fairgrounds. Get sideways with your friends for some fast laps and exciting indoor flat track racing action. It’s real motorcycle racing with all of the danger and spills, fast fun for spectators of all ages. All seats are assigned. More info at indoorflattrack.com.

Show Spotlights
The show’s activities offer the opportunity to hang out and learn from specialists, see the latest in moto inventions and customizations, hunt for parts, shop and win prizes throughout the 225,000 sq. ft. indoor event space.

Free Parts and Prize Wheel
Bikers will have the opportunity to discuss the best parts options with Dennis Kirk representatives who will be on hand to answer questions. The Dennis Kirk prize wheel will also be back with bigger and better prizes. Also, a $250 gift certificate for Dennis Kirk given away on March 24 to those who register to win online at https://bit.ly/2T6DiWD prior to the show.

Bike Raffle
Riders will be able to get information about the annual Patriot Ride that benefits Minnesota’s active and veteran military and law enforcement organizations. Attendees can purchase a $10 raffle ticket to win a 2019 FLTRXS Harley Road Glide Special in support of the Patriot Ride.

Live Music
Pork Chop, one of the most popular biker blues acts in the Midwest, will be performing live for beer-thirty Happy Hour presented by Budweiser 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23

Bike Giveaway
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will be answering attendees’ questions about their nine-day motorcycle and music festival and getting them signed up to win two dream machines they’ll be giving away on the Chip’s main stage during the event. The custom Harley-Davidson Street Rod and Indian Scout Sixty up for grabs in the Buffalo Chip’s 2019 Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway will be on display in the Buffalo Chip booth, giving show goers the chance to get an up-close look before having the chance to win one.

Virtual Reality
State Farm has created an immersive motorcycle experience centered around Route 66 for their Donnie Smith Show Display. Attendees are invited to experience a one-of-a-kind VR motorcycle tour of the famous highway, a touchscreen hot-spot locator, and a custom sign-making station where they can print their name on a street sign.

Tire Giveaway
Metzeler, the official motorcycle tire of the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show, is giving away one set of their new Cruistec tires. CRUISETEC™ was developed to take full advantage of the performance potential of both the latest models and the most dated bikes. Visit https://www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/FAMILY-OF-EVENTS/Donnie-Smith-Show-Newsletter-Sign-Up by 5 p.m. on March 22 to enter to win and then visit Metzeler at the Show to get a look at the CRUISETEC tires.

Swap Meet
The purchase of an Early Bird Pass for just $20 provides early entry into the largest swap meet in the Midwest. Those interested in getting first dibs on more than an acre of parts and accessories will want the extra hour before the show opens to the public. The best deals and coolest parts will be the first to go.

Showcase of Motorcycle Industry Superstars
Custom builders will be competing in over 35 classes at the show. Some of the most recognizable names in the motorcycle industry will be in attendance, displaying their latest work and meeting with fans. The list so far includes:

  • Donnie Smith – Show namesake and longtime area customizer
  • Curtis Hofmann – Hofmann Designs
  • Dave Dupor – DD Custom Cycle
  • Kevin “Teach” Baas – Baas Metal Craft
  • Kurt Peterson – Lil’ Evil Inkorpor8ed
  • Dave Perewitz – Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
  • Jody Perewitz – Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
  • Tim McNamer – Ballistic Cycles
  • Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson – Gilby’s Street Department
  • Brian Klock – Klock Werks

Tickets for the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show are on sale at the RiverCentre Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Adults are $15 and children under the age of 12 are admitted free. The Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show is sponsored by Dennis Kirk, State Farm Insurance, Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Lucas Oil, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Budweiser and Metzeler.

Tickets for the “War of the Twins II” Indoor Flat Track Racing can be purchased at www.IndoorFlatTrack.com. All seating is assigned with box seating VIP tickets available for $21 and general auditorium adult seating for $15. The first 500 children under 12, accompanying an adult, will be admitted free. “War of the Twins II” Indoor Flat Track Racing is sponsored by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Lucas Oil, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and S&S Cycle.

More information can be found at DonnieSmithBikeShow.com.

About the Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show
In its 32nd year, the famed Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk is the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. The show draws the nation’s most prestigious brands, top competitors and tens of thousands to the RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. It is widely known as the annual kickoff to the riding and cruising season and features a unique mix of competitions, shopping and entertainment in a fun, family-friendly environment with 35 classes of custom motorcycles, 16 classes of cars, the largest swap meet on the planet, a tattoo expo and other entertainment including Indoor Flat Track Racing at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum. Additional information can be found at www.donniesmithbikeshow.com


NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

NCOM Convention In Orlando Invites Names For Fallen Riders Tribute
With the 34th Annual NCOM Convention in Orlando, Florida just weeks away, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists is requesting that MROs, motorcycle clubs, and riding associations submit the names of those members and supporters who have died since last year’s Convention, so that we may honor their memories with the traditional “Ringing of the Bell” tribute to fallen riders during the opening ceremonies.  Dedications should be e-mailed in advance to Bill Bish at NCOMBish@aol.com, or can be hand-delivered at the Convention to “Doc” Reichenbach, NCOM Chairman of the Board.

This year’s NCOM Convention, to be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Universal Orlando, located at 5780 Major Blvd., in Orlando, Florida will draw hundreds of concerned motorcyclists from across America to “The City Beautiful” to address topics of concern to all riders.

The annual gathering of bikers’ rights activists will focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to benefit our right to ride and Freedom of the Road, so reserve your room now for the special NCOM rate of $114 by calling (800) 222-8733.

Registration fees for the NCOM Convention are $85 including the Silver Spoke Awards Banquet on Saturday night, or $50 for the Convention only.  All motorcyclists are welcome and encouraged to attend.

To pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) 525-5355 or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

Judge Rules Government Can’t Seize Mongols M/C Patch
The Mongols motorcycle club has won its latest round in a decade long battle with the federal government, when a California judge found that a jury’s recent decision to strip the club of trademarked logo was unconstitutional.

On February 28, 2019 U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ruled that denying Mongols members the right to display the logo would overstep the constitutional right to free expression embedded in the 1st Amendment, as well as the 8th Amendment’s ban on excessive penalties.

“We are ecstatic that the Mongols motorcycle club has been able to win this 1st Amendment battle for itself and all motorcycle clubs,” said Stephen Stubbs, an attorney for the Mongols. “The government has clearly overreached into a realm that the Constitution does not allow. They tried to ban symbolic speech,” Stubbs told the Los Angeles Times.  Stubbs, a.k.a. “Bowtie” as bikers call him, is a member of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Legislative Task Force (NCOM-LTF) and is legal counsel for the Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs (COC).

In December, after a lengthy trial, a jury convicted the Mongols Nation entity as an organization of racketeering and conspiracy charges stemming from a 2008 investigation, and the ensuing guilty verdict thus allowed prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office to pursue a court order forcing the club to forfeit the trademarked symbol that appears on their patches.

Judge Carter affirmed the RICO convictions, which could carry fines at sentencing in April, but his written ruling marks a setback for federal prosecutors after they convinced a jury in January to allow the government to seize the club’s patches and trademarks as criminal instruments.

Carter’s ruling, which has drawn national attention in this first-of-its-kind case, is being hailed as a major victory for all motorcycle clubs, but it is expected to be appealed and may eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Save the Patch” and Motorcycle Profiling will be among the many issues that will be discussed at the upcoming NCOM Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 10-12, 2019.

Club Colors Banned From Idaho Statehouse For Anti-Profiling Vote
Members of motorcycle clubs in Idaho were recently barred by Capitol Security from wearing their colors into the State Capitol on March 4, 2019 during a Senate floor vote on Senate Bill 1109, a bill prohibiting motorcycle profiling. Read More

Utah Votes $5 Million To Restore Bonneville Salt Flats

By | General News, Racing News

Utah Votes $5 Million To Restore Bonneville Salt Flats

Pop the champagne!  Rattle your salt shaker!  It’s time to celebrate! The Utah State Legislature approved a $5 million appropriation to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of the state budget.

In the past few weeks, Utah legislators received upwards of 1,000 emails from the motorsports community which helped focus much needed attention on the critical funding request.  The money will help support a program to restore the iconic land formation in northwestern Utah.

“This marks the first public dollars appropriated to restore the depleted salt surface since the land speed racing community began its quest more than 30 year ago,” said Save the Salt Foundation Vice Chairman Tom Burkland.  “This is a job well done.  Land speed racers the world over say, ‘Thank You Utah!’”

Lawmakers authorized the Utah Department of Natural Resources to create a “Restore Bonneville” program to increase the volume of salt being pumped onto the Bonneville Salt Flats by Intrepid Potash, Inc.  Racing community representatives have worked with lawmakers, regulators and Intrepid Potash, Inc. to craft the 10-year project.  Salt brine pumping levels will dramatically rise as a result of infrastructure upgrades.  The racing venue should gradually expand from its current length of about 8 miles with the goal of reaching its original 13-mile length.

State funds become available on July 1, 2019.  Utah lawmakers made the appropriation contingent on securing a commitment for monies from outside sources. The bulk of the estimated additional $45 million needed over 10 years will come from the federal government, with contributions as well from the motorsports community. Attention will now turn to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to appropriate funds and make commitments so that Restore Bonneville becomes a reality.

The Bonneville Salt Flats is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Save the Salt Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats working with the Utah Alliance, a Utah-based organization with the same mission. The Save the Salt Coalition is an umbrella group comprised of automotive and motorsports companies and organizations with a vested interest in this national treasure.  For more news, information:  www.savethesalt.org


Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Drag Team Set To Kick Off 2019 NHRA Season At Gatornationals

By | Racing News

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Drag Team Set To Kick Off 2019 NHRA Season At Gatornationals

Sampey Joins Hines and Krawiec in a Three-Bike Pro Stock Motorcycle Effort 

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team opens its 17th season of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla. The team will begin pursuit of a 10th Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a three-rider squad, as Angelle Sampey joins Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec on Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycles. The trio of veteran riders have won a combined 12 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle titles.

“We will be bringing a formidable team to the track at Gainesville,” said Vance & Hines Motorsports owner Terry Vance. “Three former champions with all the savvy and experience it takes to reach the pinnacle of our sport, backed by a strong team in the pits and Harley-Davidson V-Twin power. We are racing in a very competitive class but we expect to be one of the teams to beat for the championship this season.”

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team races competition drag bikes are inspired by the Harley-Davidson Street Rod production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine.

The Gatornationals is the first of 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series schedule. After the first 10 events, the points are re-set for the top-10 riders that then qualify for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs (the final six races), with the season ending in November at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.

About The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Team

Angelle Sampey is a three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (2000-02) and her 42 event wins are the most ever by a female racer in NHRA competition. In 2018 Sampey qualified for the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff and finished the season in seventh place. Her commitment to physical fitness, including a rigorous mixed martial arts training regimen, has allowed for a long and competitive career.

“Angelle knows how to deal with any situation at the track, and she’s one of the great personalities in our sport who will bring a lot of exposure to our third bike,” said Vance. “I expect Angelle will leave the starting line harder than anyone in the class.”

Andrew Hines will open the season on an all-new Harley-Davidson Street Rod drag bike the team built in its Brownsburg, Ind., facility over the winter. The five-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (2004-06, 2014-15) will be racing to add to his series-record 48 career Pro Stock Motorcycle event wins. 

“Even after my 16 seasons every run down the track on the Screamin’ Eagle Harley is a thrill,” said Hines. “No car launches off the line harder than a Pro Stock Motorcycle, and no driver is as exposed as we are on the bike. It’s a great show for any motorcycle fan.”

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines racer Andrew Hines holds the record for lowest Pro Stock Motorcycle elapsed time (ET), a scorching 6.728 seconds.

Ed Krawiec will be racing for his fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle title after coming just 39 points short of defending his title in 2018, a battle that went down to the final round of eliminations at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. One of the coolest and steadiest riders in the class, the four-time champion (2008, 2011-12, 2017) has won 47 times in a Pro Stock Motorcycle career that began in 2004. In 2018 Krawiec won four times in seven final-round appearances. 

About NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles

Pro Stock motorcycles are pure-bred drag racing machines. Launching from a standing start, these bikes can rocket down the quarter-mile in less than 7 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph. The competition is fierce, with the winner’s margin often measured in thousandths of a second. 

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. Learn more about how Harley-Davidson is Building the Next Generation of Riders at www.harley-davidson.com.

Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team Ready For Dirt-And-Pavement Daytona TT Course

By | Racing News

Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team Ready For Dirt-And-Pavement Daytona TT Course

Factory Team Riders Halbert and Vanderkooi Return for 2019 AFT Twins Series

The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team is preparing to open the 2019 American Flat Track (AFT) Twins season on March 14 at the Daytona TT at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Factory Team riders Sammy Halbert and Jarod Vanderkooi will contest the 18-race AFT series aboard Harley-Davidson XG750R competition motorcycles prepared by Factory Team partner Vance & Hines Motorsports.

“It’s great to have Sammy and Jared back on the Harley Factory Team this season,” said Terry Vance, owner of Vance & Hines Motorsports. “Sammy brings veteran experience and Jared is one of the fastest young riders in the series. We’ve been working hard on our program in the off-season and we expect to bring fast Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Daytona.”

The team will field an all-new XG750R flat tracker for 2019, according to Vance, with a new chassis and a revised liquid-cooled, fuel-injected and race-tuned 750cc Harley-Davidson Revolution X V-Twin based on the production engine originally designed for the Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle.* 

“We’ve applied lessons we learned last season and made some changes to take advantage of new series rules,” said Vance. “We’ve done a lot of pre-season testing and dyno work on the engines and indications are positive.”

The Daytona TT will provide an interesting test for the Harley Factory Team and other AFT competitors. A new 0.6-mile course will for the first time utilize the paved front straight of the historic Daytona International Speedway tri-oval, requiring racers to transition from dirt to pavement to dirt on each lap while negotiating left- and right-hand turns and a jump on the dirt section laid out on the infield of the speedway. 

Flat track is the most-historic form of American motorcycle racing and Harley-Davidson has been part of the sport since the heyday of the Harley “Wrecking Crew” teams of the 1920s. In 2019 the Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team will compete on a diverse 18-event AFT Twins schedule that includes six miles, five half-miles, three short tracks and four TT courses. After a one-year hiatus So-Cal Half Mile at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., (May 11) returns to the schedule. There are two new events on the schedule: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park TT, in Chandler, Ariz. (April 27), and Laconia Short Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (June 15).

For the complete 2019 AFT Twins event schedule and NBCSN broadcast schedule go to American Flat Track.

Sammy Halbert (National #69)

Always a tenacious competitor, Sammy Halbert has won 13 times in AMA Grand National competition. Halbert was named AMA Ricky Graham Rookie of the Year in 2006 and won his first Grand National race at the 2007 Castle Rock TT. Halbert earned a gold medal for his win at the Harley-Davidson Flat Track event at the 2017 ESPN X Games. In 2018 Halbert put the Harley-Davidson Factory XG750R in every AFT Twins main, scored a podium finish at the Buffalo Chip TT, and finished 10th in season points. Halbert is 31 years old and lives in Graham, Wash.

Jarod Vanderkooi (National #20)

The 2014 AMA Pro GNC2 Twins champion, Jarod Vanderkooi (VAN-der-koy) won his first pro event on the Springfield Mile. He moved up to the top GNC1 class in 2015 and was named Rookie of the Year after scoring four top-10 finishes. In 2018 Vanderkooi raced his Harley-Davidson Factory XG750R to a podium finish at the Atlanta Short Track event, was fast qualifier at the Buffalo Chip TT, and finished 13th in season points. Vanderkooi is 21 years old and lives in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.

* The XG750R is a purpose-built racing motorcycle and will not be offered for sale at this time by Harley-Davidson.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. Learn more about how Harley-Davidson is Building the Next Generation of Riders at www.harley-davidson.com.

Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse 

By | New Product News

Indian Motorcycle, Jack Daniel’s & Klock Werks Kustom Cycles Celebrate American Craftsmanship With Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse 

Sleek & Aggressively Styled, the Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse Flaunts Ultra-Premium Design Features Inspired by Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and Jack Daniel’s, America’s first registered distillery, today introduced the Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse. For the fourth straight year, the two iconic American brands have joined forces with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, SD to celebrate a shared commitment to quality, originality and craftsmanship with an ultra-premium, limited-edition motorcycle. The latest bike features many new ultra-premium design features that give the bike an exclusive, aggressive look.

The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse draws its design inspiration from Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, the brand’s finely-crafted super-premium whiskey offering. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel comes from select barrelhouses at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. Within those barrelhouses, Single Barrel Select barrels are only taken from the top floors where the natural annual temperatures vary the greatest year after year, which help develop the most robust flavor. Jack Daniel’s is the only major distillery in the world that produces its own oak barrels by hand by skilled craftsmen, and it is the oak from these barrels that gives Single Barrel Select its distinctive flavor and color. Similarly, each limited-edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield Dark Horse is unique and original in its own way, as nearly the entire bike is hand-painted by specialized Indian Motorcycle craftsmen. 

“The team at Jack Daniel’s relies immensely on their passionate and specialized craftsmen to control the Single Barrel Select process from beginning to end, as each of them pour their personal pride and loyalty into the product every day,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “Our team at Indian Motorcycle shares that same passion for craftsmanship and developed this motorcycle as a tribute to all the craftsmen who value working with their hands and are committed to developing products of the finest quality.”

Maintaining the sleek, stripped-down styling of the Indian Springfield Dark Horse, this year’s Jack Daniel’s limited-edition motorcycle includes many custom-inspired, ultra-premium design features that truly make it an exclusive one-of-a-kind motorcycle, including: 

Unique One-Of-A-Kind Styling
Inspired by the wood grain hues from the Single Barrel Select packaging and the oak aging barrels, the Indian Motorcycle design team crafted the two-tone Heavy Metal Crystal & Thunder Black Vivid Crystal custom paint scheme. Indian Motorcycle craftsmen then overlaid sleek Steel Gray graphics and custom Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel badging throughout the bike by hand. Additionally, Single Barrel Select wood grain finishes are found on the tank badge and saddlebag hinges completing the custom-inspired look.

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Wild 1 Chubbys®

By | New Product News

Wild 1 Chubbys®

If you’re looking for a set of Chubby® MX style bars and risers, you will want to check these brand new Wild 1 Chubbys® out! The new “Savage” Chubby® handlebars are 1.25” at the clamping section and 1” at the grip section, while the risers sport a massive 1.5” diameter and a 1.25” clamping section and come in heights of 3” and 10”. All Chubby® Risers and clamps are machined out of the highest quality T6061 billet aircraft aluminum. “Savage” bars are Diamond knurled like all Chubby® bars! Both “Savage” handlebars and risers are drilled for internal wiring and a mean clean look. With a 31” width and a flatter wrist angle these Chubbys® are designed for perfect control and aggressive riding.  “Savage” Chubbys® are manufactured with the same double wall construction as all Wild 1 Chubbys® with 1.25” diameter tubing and come in a show chrome, hot rod black powder coat or raw finish. Fits most H-D models EXCEPT for FLHT/C/U/K, FLHX. 

All Wild 1 inc’s products are 100% made in the USA since 1996.  


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