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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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See Harley-Davidson’s XG750R Flat Tracker Bikes At Events in 2017

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The liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R motorcycle will be the only bike raced by the Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team in 2017. The new flat-tracker will replace the Harley-Davidson XR750.
The Harley-Davidson Factory Team will contest the 2017 American Flat Track (ATF) racing series and ESPN’s X Games Minneapolis Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing event exclusively aboard the XG750R bikes. The racing season opens during Daytona Bike Week at the March 16 ATF Daytona TT on a new circuit featuring a jump to be constructed inside Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“There is extraordinary energy building behind the new American Flat Track series and after decades of XR750 dominance, it’s time to bring a new level of performance and technology to the track with the Harley-Davidson XG750R,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy. “The new Daytona TT promises to be a thrilling event. If you are in Daytona for Bike Week, ride to the race and help the Factory Team kick off an exciting season.”

With a custom chassis purpose-built for flat track racing, the XG750R flat tracker is powered by a race-modified, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 750cc Revolution X™ V-Twin engine.

“Unlike our competitors, we are going flat track racing behind an American-made production engine,” said Kennedy. “The XG750R is a purebred racing motorcycle, but its modified engine is based on the same Revolution X V-Twin anyone can buy from a Harley-Davidson dealer in a Street 750 motorcycle, an engine designed by Harley-Davidson engineers and assembled at Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City. There’s a direct link from the Street 750 to the XG750R flat tracker the Factory Team will be racing for a championship, and that link is our passion for performance.”

The XG750R raced through a development season in 2016 alongside the air-cooled Harley-Davidson Factory Team XR750 motorcycles. The XR750 has carried racers to countless victories and 37 AMA Grand National championships in 44 seasons of competition. That winning DNA is the foundation of the XG750R, an evolutionary step into the future of flat-track racing. Its race-tuned Revolution X engine and racing chassis were developed in collaboration with Vance & Hines Motorsports. The XG750R flat tracker motorcycle is not a production model. The 750cc XG Revolution X V-Twin engine is for sale through Harley-Davidson dealers today and can be modified for racing use by aspiring dealers and privateers.

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team will be revealed during live ABC network coverage of ESPN’s X Games Aspen on Saturday, January 28 at 2:44 p.m. ET.

A New Practical Design On The Age-Old Motorcycle Jacket

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Clever tactical pockets make it easy to travel light and stay organized in the new Men’s Synthesis Pocket System Leather Jacket (P/N 98118-17VM, from $475.00*) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Collection.

 

 

This mid-weight cowhide motorcycle jacket features two large exterior pockets which unzip to reveal a total of six additional pockets, including two waterproof phone pockets. Unzip the jacket to discover two horizontal and two zipper vertical interior pockets as well. From keys to wallet, phone to gloves, small essentials stay in place. Two front vertical vents and two back exit vents let the rider control airflow for warm-weather comfort. This jacket also features body armor pockets at elbows and shoulders (body armor sold separately) and light padding at the back, waist and shoulders. Designed for comfort on the bike, the Synthesis jacket features an action back, slightly pre-curved sleeves, and two side zipper gussets. The jacket shell has a matte finish with embroidered leather patches on the right sleeve and left chest plus 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material in the jacket piping for enhanced visibility in low light conditions. It is available in S to 5XL and Tall sizes.

Kuryakyn’s New Mesh Collection Hits The Streets

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For 2017, Wisconsin-based Kuryakyn is leading the charge is the debut of Kuryakyn’s most comprehensive product line to-date, the all-new “Mesh” collection.

The Mesh collection is loaded with over 50 direct-replacement components for all Harley-Davidson models. Most parts utilize a three-piece design integrating chrome or satin black aluminum outer frames with a satin black aluminum baseplate that’s exposed through satin black or chrome stainless steel mesh panels. The construction method and resulting look is unlike anything available, and unlike anything Kuryakyn has ever developed.

“We worked to really dial in the Mesh design to be a hybrid of mechanical and industrial aesthetics,” said Kuryakyn Director of Product Management Matt Leisch. “This is one of the largest product collections we’ve ever rolled out. The rugged style combined with ease of installation and customization will appeal to not only core Kuryakyn customers, but also the emerging group of riders and builders who want that raw, edgy look for their bikes.”

Visible socket-head cap screws add a rugged, mechanical appearance and securely fasten the components in place. The multi-piece designs easily disassemble for unlimited custom finish options by end users, as the baseplates, stainless steel mesh panels and frames can be all be painted or coated to match any color theme.

Included in the collection are bolt-on derby, timing and master cylinder covers for XL, Twin Cam and Milwaukee-Eight platforms, as well as caliper covers for FX and FL models. Mesh dash inserts, fuel doors, saddlebag hinge covers and fairing vent accents are a handful of highlighted offerings for bagger models.

Multi-fit components include Mesh gas caps and L.E.D. fuel and battery voltage gauges available for tanks equipped with screw-in caps and/or illuminated fuel gauges. Rounding out the multi-fit accessories are replacement bezels for bullet and flat-style turn signals.
The Mesh collection has plenty to offer whether creating a full custom theme or complementing other aftermarket accessories. For more information and to view the entire line, visit www.kuryakyn.com/mesh.

New World Order Bikernet Weekly News for January 5, 2017

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Hey,

I received a note from the MRF about a state trying to pass another helmet law.Over the last eight years we’ve seen a shift from a balanced approach to save everything. The notion that if one precious life could be saved we can torture thousands for years to prevent one death. Think about it from two prospectives.

First, the worst problem on the planet is overpopulation. And is the design to make health care a mega industry by keeping us alive as long as possible. Of course in the process, our freedoms fly out the window. I’m hoping to see freedom return as a priority in this country and a balanced approach for safety.

What do you think?

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Barnett Clutch Kit For 2017 Harley Davidson FL Touring models

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One of the latest additions to the long line of Harley Davidson clutch kits by Barnett is the direct-fit upgrade clutch kit for the 2017 Harley Davidson FL Touring models. This kit features Barnett’s segmented Kevlar friction plates which are designed for more oil flow, longer life and smoother clutch operation. Also included are a set of tempered steel drive plates and a set of three heavy duty clutch springs.

All kits are quality checked for exact stack height prior to packaging to guarantee proper fit and optimal performance. These kits are made in-house and in the USA by Barnett. To order, contact your dealer or go to www.barnettclutches.com to order online.

Part #303-30-10019
MSRP: $227.10

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Low Tunnel Mustang Tanks

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These 3 Paughco Mustang tanks are fabricated with a low tunnel for a distinctive Old School Chopper look that’s perfect for contemporary customs with stretched top tubes. Available in 3 capacities, the tanks feature a stock style screw in filler and vent. Petcock fittings on the left side are 22mm externally threaded and accept OEM and aftermarket petcocks. Each tank comes with threaded hose line fitting for the vent line. All 3 models, the 850A 4.2 gallon, 850B 4 gallon and 850 4.5 gallon sell for $311.95. As fitments vary widely make sure you check out the detailed dimension chart at www.paughco.com or call direct to 775-246-5738.

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