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Bike Feature — A Supercharged FXR Bagger

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It got its name as a supercharged hot rod bagger. The bags were made slim to cut through traffic and the frame is reminiscent of an FXR, a sport touring bike. So its a Hard Call on what to label it.

A bit of a styling exercise and design concept, Hard Call was put together in about a year. Just for strict Japanese DMV legalities, the bike does have a 2008 FLHX VIN so it can stay registered as an H-D. Nothing on this bike was left stock though.
Ken is a master machinist, designer and fabricator. Study every element of this bike and check out Ken’s abilities first hand. His attention to detail is amazing. Although styling has shifted in slow economic years, there are still guys out there like Cory Ness and Ken who love to created something completely out of the box. Continue reading.

Harley-Davidson And EagleRider Announce Exclusive Alliance

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company today announced an exclusive alliance with EagleRider, the world’s largest motorcycle rental, travel and tour company. Motorcycle enthusiasts and travelers will now be able to rent and tour on the most current Harley-Davidson Touring and Cruiser motorcycles at EagleRider locations around the country.

Customers will also benefit from an expanded network of EagleRider pick-up and drop-off points, as many of them will now be located in Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country. For the first time, customers nationwide will be able to pick up a motorcycle near their home, take their dream trip, and drop off the same motorcycle near their destination, something that was not possible except in a few locations.

“This strategic deal with EagleRider supports our efforts to grow ridership by making it easier for more riders to throw a leg over and experience the thrill of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle across our great country,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy. “EagleRider’s advanced nationwide reservation system, proven customer service and extensive travel industry expertise will allow our 700 U.S. dealer locations to seamlessly deliver premium motorcycle rental, travel and tour experiences.”


Founded in 1992 by Chris McIntyre and Jeff Brown with four Harley-Davidson motorcycles in a Los Angeles garage, EagleRider has grown to serve more than 100,000 riders annually through motorcycle rental and touring experiences across the U.S.

“It’s a dream of millions of riders across the world to explore America in the most authentic way possible, on an iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle,” said McIntyre. “For the past 25 years, we’ve seen riders return from their trips completely transformed by finding freedom of the open road to be the ultimate adventure vacation.”

Through the alliance, EagleRider will exclusively offer current model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle fleets in the Touring and Large Cruiser motorcycle segments, serviced by Harley-Davidson-trained technicians and equipped with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. Harley-Davidson will exclusively work with EagleRider to provide rental, travel and tour experiences from its U.S dealership network.

Vintage bikes get back to the beach

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Thousands of motorcycle fans turned out to watch vintage bike racing return to the beach for the first time in more than 60 years in South Australia.

The Sellicks Beach event, organised by the Levis Motorcycle Club, attracted 4000 spectators and 105 racing bikes over two days on the weekend. Read more.

THE ATTORNEY WHO RIDES EVERYWHERE WITH LOVE JUGS

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As the current World Record holder who established the longest motorcycle run from south to north on an American made iron horse, I have the right to brag on the effectiveness of my Love-Jugs. My name Gabriel Jose Carrera and I am known by most as the Attorney who Rides in South Florida.

 

I don’t only own a Harley-Davidson – I abuse the crap out of them by tearing up miles and back tires on the highway as a Professional Long Distance Rider. I have participated in the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, completed Iron Butt Runs, the American Legends Rally and other smaller forum Long Distance Runs around the United States. Read more.

Willie G Davidson To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

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William G. Davidson has been involved in shaping Harley-Davidson’s identity for over 50 years. The brand has arguably been a huge influence on the motorcycle world and been a big part of how people live the motorcycle experience. Wille G. has had a central role in the H-D adventure, so Harley-Davidson’s Chief Styling Officer Emeritus and Brand Ambassador is set to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony, August 9, 2017.

“Willie G. is not just a brand ambassador for Harley-Davidson, he is an ambassador for biker culture worldwide,” said Myrick Robbins, executive director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame. “The Museum’s goal is to ‘Honor the Rider’ and Willie G. is the embodiment of motorcycle riding.” Already a pre-2001 member of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, Willie G. was joined by his lovely wife Nancy in the Class of 2010.

“Just like Sturgis Rally founders Pearl and Pappy Hoel, Willie G. and Nancy have made a long-term, positive impact on the motorcycle community,” added Robbins. “You could say Willie G. was born with gasoline in his veins.”

The son of former Harley-Davidson president, William H. Davidson, and the grandson of one of the original founders, William A. Davidson, he has helped shape the iconic look, sound and feel that have defined Harley-Davidson motorcycles for more than 50 years. Starting in the 1970s, he developed iconic designs which kept Harley-Davidson motorcycles selling while the company completed technological and manufacturing improvements. Throughout his career he developed the bikes that came to define Harley-Davidson, from the XLCR™ Cafe Racer up through the V-Rod™ and the Street Glide™.

A Wisconsin native, Willie G. went to The University of Wisconsin for three years before transferring to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He joined Harley-Davidson in 1963, when he was invited to set-up the company’s motorcycle design department. In 1981, Davidson was one of 13 executives who raised more than $75 million to purchase Harley-Davidson from AMF Incorporated.

In addition to Lifetime Achievement honoree Willie G., The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Class of 2017 features a group of over-achievers and true leaders who have influenced an entire era of motorcycling:

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony presented by Strider is being held August 9th at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota. Breakfast tickets are available for a $45 donation, tables of eight for $350. Tickets are available by calling the Museum at 605.347.2001 or they can be purchased online here.

Freewheeler Trike explored: Re-imagining a Harley-Davidson

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Re-imagining a Harley-Davidson
Freewheeler, Trike Market in America and the Big Players CLICK TO READ
by Ujjwal Dey

The 21st century saw the American behemoth Harley-Davidson jump into the Trike bandwagon once more with Tri Glide Ultra Classic which was introduced in 2009. In 2015, they rebranded their Trike model as the Harley-Davidson Freewheeler. Reverse is now a standard feature on Harley Trike. Freewheeler adds hippie style with its mini ape hanger handlebars and bobtail fenders for a low profile.

At $34,339 starting price, a TriGlide Ultra is a luxury for those who can afford it. Infotainment on a TriGlide Ultra is five star luxury on wheels. When they go to work on the infotainment system for a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle they follow one simple principle – If you’re going to live in the saddle of a top-end touring bike, you deserve better sound than most people have in their living rooms. More sound. Purer sound. Big, full-color touch screens. Switches that are located where you intuitively want them to be and can reach without removing your hands from the grips. Voice activation for your music, phone and GPS. Think of it this way. Back in the day there was nothing wrong with the sound of Johnny crackling out of a dashboard Philco. But what the latest infotainment systems do for your ears, and eyes, is infinitely better.

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