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By | Biker's Rights, General News

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

Federal Agency Seeks Anti-Lock Brakes On New Motorcycles In The U.S.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment.  The federal safety agency says that ABS has been required on passenger cars since 2000, and electronic stability control has been required since the 2012 model year, but the technology has lagged for motorcycles and requiring it would save lives.

The NTSB voted unanimously 5-0 during their September 11 open board meeting to make the recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has authority to impose regulations.

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) determined that anti-lock brakes could reduce motorcycle fatalities by 31%.  “That is a sizeable safety benefit that the U.S. is leaving on the table, leaving on the pavement, actually,” he told the Associated Press (AP).

Eric Emery, the NTSB’s Safety Research Division chief, said anti-lock brakes would allow riders to use maximum braking force without fear of the wheels locking up and skidding, improving the chances of keeping control of bikes in an emergency.

Anti-lock brakes are currently standard on 8.9% of U.S. motorcycles and are optional on 13.3%.  Anti-lock brakes were required in Europe starting in 2016 on motorcycles with engines larger than 125 CC, agency officials said.  Other countries are discussing or requiring it, including Australia, Japan, China and Brazil.

NTSB Issues New Recommendations To “Improve Motorcycle Safety”
Safety issues surrounding the causes of motorcycle crashes, and the prevention of crashes through better integration of motorcycles in crash warning and prevention systems and the use of advanced braking and stability control systems, were the subject of a National Transportation Safety Board meeting conducted Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

During the public hearing, staff from the Office of Research and Engineering and the Office of Highway Safety presented findings and recommendations from the “2016 Motorcycle Crash Causation Study” on select risk factors associated with the causes of motorcycle crashes, which were adopted unanimously by the five-member board.

Among 10 recommendations included in the report, “Select Risk Factors Associated with Causes of Motorcycle Crashes,” are calls for all new on-road motorcycles sold in the United States to be equipped with antilock braking systems and that the federal government establish performance standards for electronic stability control on motorcycles sold in the U.S.

Additionally, the report recommends that motorcycles be fully incorporated in the development of technology for on-board crash prevention and vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems.

It also calls for further study and strategies regarding alcohol and drug use on rider crash risk, and to evaluate the effectiveness of motorcycle licensing procedures.

The NTSB does not typically investigate motorcycle crashes, but it conducted a motorcycle safety forum in 2006 and issued recommendations as a result.  It has been more than 10 years since the NTSB has issued new recommendations “to help reduce motorcycle crashes and improve safety.”

Ending CARB
The Trump Administration has announced plans to revoke a special waiver that currently allows California to regulate vehicle tailpipe emissions differently than what the federal government mandates, which would eliminate California’s more stringent greenhouse gas standards imposed under CARB (California Air Resources Board).

CARB’s stricter smog standards have been adopted in thirteen states and the District of Columbia, representing nearly 40% of the nation’s new vehicle sales.

Sikh Helmet Exemption Granted In Ontario On Religious Grounds
This winter, Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says Sikh riders will be exempt from the province’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law due to the wearing of turbans.  The possibility of an exemption has been a contentious topic for years throughout Canada, with some arguing that it would pose a safety risk, but now Premier Doug Ford says he will make the change in recognition of Sikh motorcycle riders’ civil rights and religious expression. Read More

Daytona Beach 26th Annual Biketoberfest Rally

By | Events

Daytona Beach 26th Annual Biketoberfest Rally, October 18-21, 2018


Biker events, scenic rides, racing, bike shows, concerts and the industry’s best power sports vendors

The Daytona Beach 26th Annual Biketoberfest Rally October 18-21, 2018 celebrates the adventure and spirit of today’s motorcycle enthusiast with biker events, scenic rides, racing, bike shows, concerts and the industry’s best power sports vendors. 

“Biketoberfest brings together an international gathering of riders who rally together to soak up the October sun, enjoy good company, and immerse themselves in the spirit of a destination that values originality,” said Lori Campbell Baker, Daytona Beach Area CVB executive director. “With venues stretching from iconic Main Street, Daytona International Speedway, Destination Daytona, Midtown, and points in between, the choices to experience the true art of the motorcycle industry are endless. Whether a rider or an enthusiastic spectator, we hope everyone comes to enjoy this year’s event!” 

Daytona Beach is world famous for racing, its beach, its hospitality, and many unexpected delights on and off the road.  Here are some highlights expected for this year’s event:

  • Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club Lucky Poker Chip, Free Concert and Vendors – Get first dibs on the collectible 2018 Biketoberfest commemorative Lucky Poker Chip Thursday, Oct. 18 exclusively. (It will be available while supplies last at the Beach Street Welcome Tent Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21.) Enjoy a free concert with the Journey tribute band Chain Reaction, Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m. Vendors, grand prize giveaway, giveaways, drink specials, 13 spectacular live action races and more. 960 South Williamson Boulevard, Daytona Beach. DaytonaGreyhound.com.
  • Daytona International Speedway Marketplace, Bike Shows and Motorcycle Races – Visit the area’s largest motorcycle marketplace with the nation’s top aftermarket product vendors. Don’t forget to stop by Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley for the Baddest Bagger Bike Show presented by Bagger Nation on Friday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or the annual Hot Leathers Fashion Show and Bikini Contest on Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Also on Oct. 20, enter your bike into the GEICO Bike Show with Full Throttle Magazine which takes place next to Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Motorcycle races:  Friday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 on Friday, $25 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday. Daily admission also includes access to the UNOH Fanzone, garages, infield and free parking! Fans can also purchase a three-day general admission ticket (Oct. 19 – 21) for $50. Kids 12 and under are free all weekend. Friday kicks off with the Team Hammer Riding School and Saturday and Sunday features the Championship Cup Series (CCS) and the American Sportbike Racing Association competing on Daytona’s 3.51-mile road course. For tickets, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com. 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
  • Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson / Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona – Largest selection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, apparel, parts and official licensed products, and largest selection of vendors outside the showroom plus shops, hotel, restaurant and bars. Live music and bike shows daily, including Harley-Davidson Demo Truck/Demo Rides Thursday, Oct. 18 – Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast inside the showroom Thursday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. while supplies last. Daily Brewtoberfest Beer Garden with fall beers on tap, food trucks and vendors in the Destination Daytona Pavilion with live music: Tru Adkins Friday, Oct. 19, 1 – 5 p.m., Nirvana tribute band, Nirvanna, 6 p.m.; and several Tru Adkins and Hellzapoppin Freak Show performances throughout Saturday, Oct. 20. followed by live music by Metropolis Rising. The Harley-Davidson Harley Owners Group (HOG) Pin Stop will also be inside the showroom. Showroom hours: Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (386) 671-7100. 1637 North U.S. Hwy.1, Ormond Beach, BruceRossmeyer.com. 
  • Full Throttle Magazine Annual Boardwalk Bike Show – The 26th Annual Biketoberfest Boardwalk Bike Show Friday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. is one of the best shows at the beach. Visit this location to see one-of-a-kind, gorgeous bikes in a beautiful beachfront setting. Registration from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Show begins at 11 a.m. $500 to best in show and a FIN GPS System, 20 categories, 59 trophies. Winners announced at 4 p.m. Enter the Boardwalk Bike Show via special access at the cross street of Main Street and Ocean Avenue. (727) 935-4875. 
  • FXRS, DYNAS and DONUTS at Donnie’s Donuts Saturday, October 20 with a ride out after. (386) 944-9750. 200 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach.
  • New Smyrna Speedway Sons of Speed Vintage Boardtrack Racing Join thousands of motorcycle racing fans Friday, Oct. 19 from 3 – 5 p.m. for the sixth running of Sons of Speed, featuring vintage American racing motorcycles from 1910 to 1952. Cheer on 30 racing entrants, including local rider Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe of Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson. 3939 State Road 44 (New Smyrna Speedway), New Smyrna Beach, Facebook.com/ChoppersInc.
  • Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Biketoberfest Events   Visit the lighthouse, tour the historical museums, learn about lighthouse life over 100 years ago and climb the largest lighthouse in Florida. An exhibit chronicling the history of Motorcycles on the Beach will be on display from noon – 2 p.m. during Biketoberfest. All activities are included with general admission, no reservations required. General admission $6.95 adults, $1.95 children age 2-11. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last admission sold at 5 p.m. (386) 761-1821. 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, PonceInlet.org.

Biketoberfest Memorabilia & Sponsors

The commemorative Biketoberfest poker chip will be available exclusively at Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club on Thursday, Oct. 18 and will be available at the Biketoberfest Welcome Tent Friday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21. The Welcome Tent will also have collectible pins for those who signed up for their Pin Pass in advance, along with free posters and pocket guides. Official merchandise can be purchased in advance here.

For the most up-to-date list of area-wide happenings, check out Biketoberfest.org.

About the Daytona Beach Area and Biketoberfest
Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Since 1993, Biketoberfest has drawn hundreds of thousands of riders to its motorcycle rally in Daytona Beach every October. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR — and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between.  Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s 2017 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and one of TripAdvisor’s 2016 “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visit Biketoberfest.org, Facebook.com/Biketoberfest or Instagram.com/BiketoberfestRally.

Luggage Rack Dual Intensity LED Light Bar 

By | New Product News

Luggage Rack Dual Intensity LED Light Bar 

Press Release: Now available for 1997-2013 Touring Models with OEM Tour Pak, 2015-2019 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler and 1997-2013 H-D Models with add on Tour Pak, this quick addition to the Air Wing Tour Pak Luggage Rack adds an additional running and brake light that demands attention! 24 super bright 5mm LEDs are sealed behind a red or smoked lens, offering a seamless and sleek look. The plug and play unit is installed with provided mounting hardware to the underside of the Air Wing Tour Pak Luggage Rack, placing this light bar right at eye level to the traffic behind you. Pair with our Magic Strobes (sold separately) for even more visibility when braking! Complete with Lifetime LED Warranty. $69.95 

For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer. 

Star Tron Winter Prep 2019

By | New Product News

Star Tron Winter Prep 2019 (PS)

Prepare Bikes/Quads for Off Season Storage  

Make Sure It Starts in the Spring

Press Release: Now that temperatures are dropping, it’s time to prepare motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and other gas-powered equipment for off season storage. However, you need to do more than “just stabilize” fuel.  

All fuel needs to be stabilized to help prevent it from degrading during storage. Stabilizing is especially important for ethanol-blended fuel because ethanol and gasoline cannot form a chemical bond; as fuel ages, evaporation and oxidation leads to gums and other debris that clogs carburetors and fuel injectors, making engines run rough or suddenly become difficult to start. The engines are fine – it is the fuel that is the problem. 

Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment is engineered to protect fuel during winter storage. The enzymes maintain fuel quality for up to 2 years to ensure easy, smoke-free starts. Star Tron’s enzymes also allow for a more complete burn of the fuel charge for easy starts, maximum power and improved fuel economy. A more complete burn of the fuel charge also helps prevent carbon deposits, keeping engines running clean with significantly reduced emissions. Star Tron helps treat water issues caused by condensation by breaking apart clumps of water molecules into tiny submicron-sized droplets that can be safely eliminated while the engine is running. When it’s time to ride, engines running Star Tron-treated fuel start easy and run smooth. 

Used year-round, Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment keeps all engines starting easily and running smoothly. For more information, visit www.startron.com or call (800) 327-8583.

JIMS ForceFlow Cylinder Head Cooler for Milwaukee-Eight Touring Models

By | New Product News

JIMS ForceFlow Cylinder Head Cooler for Milwaukee-Eight Touring Models

The trusted JIMS ForceFlow is now available for Milwaukee-Eight Touring models. This smooth, streamline design will keep your V-Twin running cooler on those hot summer days in stop and go traffic. The JIMS R&D team has come up with a way to drop your head temps by as much as 100 degrees!

The JIMS ForceFlow (Part No. 5468 for Black, 5469 for Chrome) mounts from your original horn location, and has its own horn assembled inside. The cooling fan can be regulated by a thermostat or switched to be controlled manually. This kit is highly recommended for performance engines.

The complete kit (starting at $445.75) comes with a high powered fan, housing, thermostat, horn, all hardware, and all wiring. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

 

Make your new 2018+ Softail a Bagger

By | New Product News

Make your new 2018+ Softail a Bagger

Sumax now offers Saddle Bag Brackets for your new Milwaukee 8 Softail. These brackets will allow you to run all Harley style stock length and extended length hard bags 1993 and newer. Quarter turn dzus receptacles allow you quick disconnect of bags. Turn signals located on fender or rails must be relocated for bag clearance.

The distance from fender rail bolts to bottom of bag is 13.5″ which is needed for clearance for your exhausts. Stock exhausts will not work. Brackets are made from USA stainless steel powder coated by Sumax. They also have saddle bag brackets for Dynas, Sportsters and FXRs. $419.00 www.sumax.com

Classic Solo & Pillions for 2017-2018 Scout Bobber

By | New Product News

Classic Solo & Pillions for 2017-2018 Scout Bobber

An outstanding Classic style Solo seat for the nostalgically styled Indian Scout Bobber MUST HAVE the complimentary pillion. 

Press Release: For your passenger we offer two pillion options that mount up easily to your Indian. Our standard pillion keeps a clean, low profile built up with our exclusive Comfort Cell foam to provide good mid-range comfort. Corbin’s Touring Pillion is built wider and thicker with a dished seating platform to provide maximum weight distribution and support. Corbin’s Touring Pillion also accepts a removable backrest for your copilot’s security. Both pillions come upholstered to match your Corbin solo for a totally integrated look.

  • #I-SCT-P Passenger Pillion seat, Indian Scout $293
  • #I-SCT-TP Touring Pillion seat, Indian Scout $333

In addition:

  • #I-SCT-BOB-S Classic Solo saddle, no heat for Indian Scout Bobber $493
  • #I-SCT-BOB-S-E Classic Solo saddle, with HEAT for Indian Scout Bobber $593
  • #I-SCT-BOB-P Passenger Pillion seat, Indian Scout Bobber $293
  • #I-SCT-BOB-TP Touring Pillion seat, Indian Scout Bobber $333
  • #02-SB Ovalbac Standard Backrest (each) $243

www.corbin.com 

800-538-7035 Toll Free

New Belt Conversion For 2007-2017 Softail Twin Cams 

By | New Product News

New Belt Conversion For 2007-2017 Softail Twin Cams 

Press Release: This beautiful open drive conversion from BDL was specifically designed for a bolt on installation to 2007-2017 Softail© Twin Cam machines. The package with its custom 2” belt, billet pulley and Aramid clutch is substantially lighter for quicker engine response and smoother more positive clutch engagement. As with all  BDL drives, reliability and longevity are second to none.  BDL Part # TC2PS-2-B “ seen below” is supplied as a complete kit and retails for $2,341.00. There is also a kit for hydraulic clutch applications. That part # is TC2PSH-2-B and it retails for $2,353.00. For complete details visit www.beltdrives.com or call direct to 714-693-1313.

Indian Motorcycle’s Scout FTR750 Sweeps Podium At Williams Grove Half-Mile

By | Racing News

Mechanicsburg, PA – September 8, 2018 – Williams Grove Half Mile -American Flat Track at Mechanicsburg, PA. (Photo by Scott Hunter/American Flat Track)

Indian Motorcycle’s Scout FTR750 Sweeps Podium At Williams Grove Half-Mile

Indian Motorcycle Privateers Briar & Bronson Bauman Place 1-2, Wrecking Crew Rider & 2018 AFT Champion Jared Mees Takes 3rd

MECHANICSBURG, Penn—Indian Motorcycle Racing continued its American Flat Track dominance as Indian privateer Briar Bauman, aboard his Scout FTR750, secured his first win of the 2018 season. Piloting a factory Indian Motorcycle, at Brad Baker’s request, Bronson Bauman placed second and secured the first Twins podium of his career. Indian Wrecking Crew rider and 2018 Grand National Champion Jared Mees rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

In a main event that featured bar-to-bar action and multiple lead changes, it was Indian privateer Briar Bauman who spent most of the race locked in a battle with Mees, before ultimately pulling away. Briar’s brother, Bronson, also managed to push his way up to the back tire of Mees and ultimately made a pass with few laps remaining. It was his first career AFT Twins podium.

“The Bauman brothers ran a great race and put on a really good show. Both Briar and Bronson pushed hard to get their 1-2 finish,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle.  “It was exciting watching Briar battle Jared to get his first win of 2018.  Plus, Bronson riding Brad’s FTR750 and getting his first ever twins podium made for a really amazing day at Mechanicsburg.”

With two races to go, Mees has already wrapped up his fifth career Grand National Title, securing the victory at last weekend’s Springfield Mile II. The title win was his second consecutive aboard the Indian Scout FTR750. Indian Motorcycle privateer Henry Wiles currently ranks second with 239 points, while Brian Bauman ranks third with 196 points. Jeffrey Carver Jr. and Kenny Coolbeth Jr are fourth and fifth with 180 and 163 points, respectively.

The season continues on September 29 in Indian Motorcycle’s backyard at the Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, the Indian Wrecking Crew and Scout FTR750, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. For information on purchasing a Scout FTR750, please contact Racing@IndianMotorcycle.com.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Indian Motorcycle Unleashes Redesigned & Updated Chieftain

By | New Product News

Indian Motorcycle Unleashes Redesigned & Updated Chieftain

Restyled Fairing & Saddlebags, Combined with New Features, Offer Riders a More Streamlined, Aggressive Style

New PowerBand Audio Upgrade Package is Loudest Audio System in Indian Motorcycle History

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced a redesigned Chieftain lineup. Since its debut in 2013, the Chieftain has consistently won high marks for handling, power and comfort. Now, for 2019, the Indian Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse and Chieftain Limited feature more streamlined, aggressive styling that reflects the bike’s well-established performance capabilities. For those loyal to Indian’s classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing and iconic valanced front fender.

The redesigned Chieftain lineup continues an evolution that started in 2017 with the introduction of the 10-spoke, 19-inch contrast-cut front wheel and open fender on the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. The response from customers was overwhelmingly positive, paving the way for this lineup expansion.

“As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “What’s most important to us is developing motorcycles that meet a wide variety of customer style preferences, and Chieftain’s new look does just that.”

At first glance of the new Chieftain, riders will notice a restyled fairing and saddlebags with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and more streamlined look. A trimmed and slimmed fairing, paired with full LED lighting and new fork guards, delivers a streamlined front-end package that’s indicative of the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. The Chieftain’s new, slammed saddlebags with color-matched fender closeouts also provide a sleek and custom-inspired look. While the new Rogue gunfighter seat gives the bike a sleek, low-slung stance, Chieftain maintains its superior handling and comfort with more than four inches of rear suspension travel. New badging on the tank and saddlebags and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender complete the package.

In addition to the styling and design enhancements, the 2019 Chieftain lineup features new ride-enhancing technology for increased performance customization and rider comfort. For a more customized ride experience, riders can now choose between three Ride Modes  – Tour, Standard or Sport. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one bike with three distinct personalities. All 2019 Chieftains are also equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation for increased rider comfort when the bike is stationary.

Also new for 2019, the Chieftain Dark Horse lineup expands with new paint options, including White Smoke, Bronze Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. More than just matte-finish body paint, the 2019 Chieftain Dark Horse now features premium black ceramic exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges for a custom, blacked-out look.

Chieftain

Enhanced Audio

Several enhancements have also been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimize sound output and clarity. Second, a dynamic equalizer that’s fully customizable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equalizer automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise. The result is crystal-clear, 100-watts of premium audio at all speeds.

In summary, the 2019 Chieftain lineup packs a host of new features, including:

·       A restyled fairing and saddlebags that reflect Chieftain’s performance capabilities

·       A new Rogue gunfighter seat that enhances the bike’s sleek profile

·       New front and rear turn signals and full LED lighting

·       New ride-enhancing technology that provides a customizable ride experience with three Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation for improved rider comfort

·       Enhanced stock, 100-watt premium audio system for crystal-clear sound at all speeds

Also new for 2019, Indian Motorcycle introduces its loudest audio system to date. With PowerBand Audio, riders can choose from audio configurations that are up to 50 percent louder than stock audio. The system is engineered with an integrated amp on speaker and does not require additional amps. The premium audio package is fully integrated with Indian Motorcyle Ride Command so that when PowerBand Audio speakers are installed, Ride Command automatically recognizes the upgrade and takes the equalizer from five bands to nine bands with additional pre-set options and volume control. Riders can choose from three kits – PowerBand Audio (fairing upgrade), PowerBand Audio Plus (fairing and saddlebag upgrade) and PowerBand Audio Plus with accessory trunk (fairing, saddlebag and accessory trunk upgrade).

Riders can further customize their Chieftain with a variety of accessories, including performance packages from Stage 1, 2 and 3 featuring exhaust, air intakes, cams and the 116 ci big bore kit. Custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars are also available. Color-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, a Quick Release Trunk, and for the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender can be added to give your bike a custom look.

Pricing for the 2019 Chieftain begins at $21,999 in the U.S. and $26,999 in Canada, while the Chieftain Dark Horse starts at $25,999 in the U.S. and $32,499 in Canada. Indian’s Chieftain Limited is available starting at $25,999 in the U.S. and $32,499 in Canada. Pricing for the Chieftain Classic begins at $24,999 in the U.S. and $31,499 in Canada.

Arriving at dealerships now, riders can learn more or test ride by visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more information on the 2019 Chieftain lineup, or to find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle Company is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

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