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Harley-Davidson Announce Opening of Electric Revolution: World’s First Museum Exhibit Exclusively Featuring Electric Motorcycles

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Harley-Davidson and the Motorcycle Arts Foundation Announce the Opening of Electric Revolution, the World’s First Museum Exhibit Exclusively Featuring Electric Motorcycles, opening April 6, 2019 at Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Motorcycle Arts Foundation (MAF) and Harley-Davidson announced today the opening of Electric Revolution, the world’s first museum exhibition exclusively featuring electric motorcycles. This exhibit, which is supported by Harley-Davidson, will open at the Richard Varner Family Gallery at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California on April 6, 2019. Curated by MAF co-founder Paul d’Orléans, the exhibit will explore the history and current state of the electric motorcycle and e-bike industry with 21 examples of 2-wheeled electric vehicles from both custom builders and established manufacturers.

Zero-emission vehicles have become a prominent part of the transportation landscape, and electric motorcycles and e-bikes are one of the fastest growing sectors in this quickly evolving market. The exhibit assembles a dynamic mix of production, racing, prototype and custom electric motorcycles from world renowned manufacturers and builders in the EV space including Harley-Davidson, CAKE, Specialized Bicycle Components, Roland Sands Design, Curtiss Motorcycles, Alta Motors, Joey Ruiter, and Noel Connolly.

Harley-Davidson is the lead sponsor for this exhibit and has provided three recent prototypes from their electric portfolio, including the 2020 LiveWire, which will be available to the public in Fall 2019.

“We are creating history with the world’s first exhibition of any type to feature two-wheeled electric vehicles exclusively,” states curator Paul d’Orléans. “The electric motorcycle industry is exploding with new players investing in an electric future, and this exhibit will showcase contemporary manufacturers as the trail blazers of the industry and pay homage to electric pioneers.”

“We are thrilled to support the Motorcycle Arts Foundation and participate in the Electric Revolution exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum,” states Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Heather Malenshek. “Harley-Davidson is at the forefront of the changing consumer landscape within motorcycles and we are excited to showcase our halo product, LiveWire, within the powerful narrative this exhibit presents to the public.”

The MAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and distribution of motorcycle arts. Electric Revolution will be the second major public project for the foundation. Their first exhibition project, Custom Revolution, just ended its year-long run at the Petersen Museum, and was one of the most important cultural events for motorcycles in the last 25 years. Electric Revolution is produced by the Motorcycle Arts Foundation and Sasha Tcherevkoff.

The opening night VIP and press reception will be held on April 4, 2019 from 6:30-10pm. The event will be attended by the world’s most talented builders, designers, and thought leaders in the electric vehicle industry. The evening will feature exclusive access to the new exhibition, music, food and drinks by the legendary Drago Ristorante, and a live “electrifying” panel discussion moderated by Paul d’Orléans.

Nasa’s first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

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A planned first all-female spacewalk has been cancelled because of spacesuit issues, US space agency Nasa says.

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Anne McClain and Christina Koch had been scheduled to install lithium-ion batteries at the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday.

But Nasa says there is only one ready medium-size hard upper torso spacesuit that fits each of the two women.

The spacesuits available at the ISS are in fact assemblies of several parts put together as best adapted to each astronaut’s body, Brandi Dean, spokeswoman of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

Nasa has two medium-size hard upper torsos – considered the “shirt of the spacesuit” – at the ISS but one of the spacesuits has yet to be properly configured for a spacewalk.

NASA says their sizes were medium, large and extra large.

“However, individuals’ sizing needs may change when they are on orbit, in response to the changes living in microgravity can bring about in a body,” she added.

So far only male or mixed male-female teams have conducted spacewalks.

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New Cutting Edge Helmets With Unique Harley-Davidson Style

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Matte Black Boom!™ Audio N02 Full-Face Helmet

The Spring riding season is a good time to take a look at riding gear to see if upgrades are needed and helmets are the best place to start. This Spring, Harley-Davidson has partnered with industry-leading helmet manufacturers to create a lineup of new cutting-edge helmets that utilize the latest in technology and look as good as they function.

Staying connected while on the road just got easier thanks to the new Boom!™ Audio N02 Full-Face Helmet (P/N 98365-19VX, $550.00*).  This advanced matte black helmet allows for innovative communication and sound experience with zero setup required. The built-in Sena 20S Bluetooth® communication system links up to eight riders on the intercom and has integrated speakers and a microphone to pair Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices for navigation, favorite play lists and hands-free calls.

Providing side coverage that will protect the head and face without compromising airflow or field view, the new Maywood Interchangeable Sun Shield H27 3/4 Helmet (P/N 98361-19VX, $160.00*) offers a versatile 3-in-1 design to give riders options. Riders can choose from three different looks thanks to the removable peak visor, side plates and face shield that allow for an adjustable experience. This versatile helmet features a retractable sun shield that deploys quickly and easily along with a face shield that offers 95% UV protection and anti-scratch coating.

The new Capstone Sun Shield H24 Modular Helmet (P/N 98357-19VX, $250.00*) gives riders full-face coverage but with the added benefit of a flip-up chin bar for easier communication. With an easily deployable retractable sun shield, this helmet features an advanced ventilation system for full front-to-back airflow to help flush out heat and humidity. The face shield offers 95% UV protection, an anti-scratch coating and uses the QuickSlide™ shield replacement system for quick, secure, tool-free removal and installation. This helmet is also compatible with the Boom!™ Audio 20S Bluetooth® Helmet Headset.

Visit a Harley-Davidson dealership to check out the entire selection of Harley-Davidson helmets and ask a staff member for a custom consultation to find the right style and fit. All helmets are DOT-approved and feature a fiberglass shell with a double D-ring chin strap. A helmet bag is included with each helmet purchase.

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Utah Legalizes Lane Splitting

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from rideapart.com

Governor Gary Herbert signed H.B. 149 into law Thursday, making Utah the second state to permit the practice.

Update: Imprecise language to discuss the contents of this bill was used. The Utah bill clearly states that “lane filtering” is now legal, however, we referred to it as “lane splitting”, which is often colloquially used to describe both. We have clarified the information and changed the article to reflect the subtleties between both terminologies, and we apologize for the mistake. – SG

On Thursday, the number of states to take motorcycle safety measures doubled to two, as Governor Gary Herbert signed H.B. 149, legalizing lane filtering in the great state of Utah.

Only 48 U.S. states, Canada, and a few other countries prohibit motorcycles from traveling between lanes of cars in slow or stopped traffic. It’s common and expected practice throughout Europe and Asia. As long as cars are expecting it and everyone involved does it safely, it’s not only faster for bikes to cut through traffic, but safer, too. Bikes can safely make their way to the front of the line, rather than be stuck in the back where an inattentive driver could crash into them from behind.

Of course, since this is a motorcycle safety bill, it’s not about doing a wheelie between cars at 100 mph. The law stipulates certain conditions under which lane filtering is allowed. The road must have two or more lanes with a speed limit no greater than 45 mph, which unfortunately rules out interstates. Additionally, traffic must be completely stopped, and the motorcycle may not exceed 15 mph while navigating between lanes (unlike lane splitting that allows motorcycles to cruise in-between lanes while traffic is in motion). It’s not exactly the Wild West of California’s lane splitting laws (or lack of laws, to be precise), but it’s still a tremendous advantage for motorcyclists in Utah.

We kind of saw this coming, but personally, I never expected to see any other states actually pass such a law, even though I hoped for it. Connecticut, Oregon, and Maryland have also proposed laws that would legalize the practice. The only issue that I see with legal lane filtering is that drivers aren’t used to bikes cutting between them, and especially having the legal privilege to do so. Wherever lane splitting or filtering is legalized, I think a massive publicity campaign will be necessary to educate drivers not to get angry, intentionally block, or throw things at riders following the new laws.

2019 Ural motorcycles At Dealers Now

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2019 Urals Now Available at US Dealers.

Urals have Big Changes at Same Look in 2019

After a long awaited journey, the 2019 line up has officially hit dealers’ floors. This new Ural represents the culmination of countless late nights and endless hours spent making this Ural the best we’ve ever produced.

New 2019 Urals feature a number of changes from an overhauled engine, to a new EFI and a new universal rear wheel.

Although visually the difference between 2019 Urals and its predecessors is almost unnoticeable (as a matter of fact one can say the same thing about all Urals manufactured in the last 30 years), the new model year brings big changes to Ural family of sidecar motorcycles. All new EFI system and modernized top end make Ural’s 750cc “boxer” engine run cooler, smoother and work more efficiently.

Standard Accessories

• LED Sidecar Fog Lights (Gear Up)
• Sidecar Power Outlet
• Sidecar Tonneau Cover
• Jerry Can (Gear Up)
• Folding Utility Shovel (Gear Up)
• Luggage Rack (Gear Up)
• Universal Spare Wheel – Fits All 3 Positions

 

Engine and Transmission

  • Displacement, cc: 749
  • Engine type: OHV air cooled 2 cylinder 4 stroke “boxer” (flat twin)
  • Valve per cylinder: 2
  • Bore and stroke (mm x mm): 78 x 78
  • Max output (hp): 41 @ 5500 rpm
  • Max torque (ft-lbs): 42 @ 4300 rpm
  • Compression: 8.6:1
  • Fuel system: Throttle body EFI
  • Starting: Electric & Kickstart
  • Clutch Double-disc dry
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Speeds: 4 forward 1 reverse
  • Primary drive (rear wheel): Driveshaft
  • Final drive ratio: 4.62
  • Engageable sidecar wheel drive: Yes, driveshaft

Physical Measurements

  • Overall length, inch.: 98.8
  • Overall heights, inch.: 54.3
  • Overall width, inch.: 63.6
  • Seat height, (unladen), inch.: 32.0
  • Ground clearance (unladen),inch.: 6.8
  • Dry weight, lbs: 730

Electrical

  • Alternator: Denso, Peak Output 40 Amp @ 14vdc, 560 Wt
  • Battery: FAYTX20HL (12V, 20A)
  • Headlight: H4
  • Spark plugs: NGK BPR6HS

Chassis

  • Front suspension: IMZ leading link fork
  • Rear suspension: Double sided swing-arm with two Sachs hydraulic spring shock absorbers, 7x adjustable
  • Sidecar suspension: Single sided swing-arm with Sachs hydraulic spring shock absorber, 7x adjustable
  • Wheels: 2.15X19 Aluminum rims with steel spokes
  • Tires: Duro HF-308, 4.0×19″
  • Front brake: 4-piston fixed Brembo caliper with 295mm floating NG rotor
  • Rear brake: HB big bore single piston integrated floating caliper with 256mm fixed NG rotor
  • Sidecar brake: 2-piston fixed Brembo caliper with 245mm floating NG rotor

Misc.

  • Fuel grade: 91 Octane, unleaded
  • Fuel tank capacity, gallons: 5.0
  • Reserve, gallons: app. 1
  • Estimated fuel economy, mpg: 31-37
  • Estimated range, miles: 155-185
  • Recommended max cruising speed, mph: 70
  • Max permissible weight, lbs:1325
  • Trunk volume, cubic ft.: 2.9

Warranty

  • 2-years parts and labor unlimited mileage.

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Vision Zero Invasion of the Car Itself: NMA

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Attack on Cars, All Control, All the Time

In three years, all new cars and light-trucks purchased in EU countries will be required to include standard price-increasing features that will change how motorists drive. Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection voted in February to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards initially proposed by the European Commission a year ago.

Vision Zero began in Sweden in 1997; getting us out of our cars under the guise of safety seems to have always been the goal.

Features include advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS), advanced driver distraction warning (cameras inside the car) lane-departure warning systems, reversing detection, tire pressure monitoring systems, and Event Data Recorders (EDRs or Black box crash recorders). Many drivers like these add-ons while others do not.

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The Legacy of Arlen Ness – an Obituary

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce Arlen Ness the visionary, loving husband, father, grandfather and leader of our family passed away last night March 22, 2019. Arlen passed away comfortably in his home surrounded by loved ones after the most creative and inspirational life anyone could imagine.

The most important things in Arlen’s life were his wife of 59 years Beverly, his children, grandchildren, friends and motorcycles. Arlen once said that “Motorcycling has been a great ride…my whole life since I’ve been motorcycling has been wonderful. I’ve met so many nice people. Friends all over the world. We can go almost anyplace and stay with friends. It’s been great.” With few words Arlen conveyed his priorities every day, family and friends.

Everyone who knew Arlen respects him for his achievements and for who he was as a person, both of which are superlatives. The respect is how Arlen came to deserve the commonly spoken nickname “The King of Custom Motorcycles”. Arlen rarely reflected on his own success. He never planned for it, this is because what he achieved had never been done before; it had never been dreamt of.

Arlen has touched the lives of his family, the Arlen Ness team and thousands of others around the world with his genuine character. Arlen’s family will announce a memorial service and celebration of life after some private time, and appreciate your understanding. Arlen’s family thank you for your respects and condolences.

Although the Ness family cannot put their loss into words, they can look up and smile knowing Arlen has done something that few men do in a lifetime of trying. He has inspired.

A true gentleman, a one-of-a-kind visionary and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. You will be missed, Arlen.

Arlen Darryl Ness (July 12, 1939 – March 22, 2019) was an American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur best known for his custom motorcycles. Ness received acclaim for his designs, most of which are noted for their unique body style and paintwork.

Arlen Darryl Ness was born in Moorhead, Minnesota on July 12, 1939 to Elaine and Ervin Ness, and moved to San Leandro, California when he was in the sixth grade.

Prior to his career as a motorcycle builder, Arlen worked as a pin setter at the local bowling alley, and later as a post office worker and furniture mover. Ness also competed in semi-professional bowling leagues, the earnings of which he used to buy his first motorcycle, a 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead that he later customized.

Ness was married to his wife Beverly for 59 years until his death.

His first customs were made in the garage of his home in San Leandro, California, but by the early 1970s he had moved to a storefront on East 14th Street.

Ness was recognized for his unique painting style and for developing a line of custom motorcycle parts. His popularity grew as he built new custom bikes and then had those displayed on the bike show circuit and featured in motorcycle magazines.

After more than three decades of custom bike building, his business, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, moved to a Dublin, California facility that includes a museum featuring more than 40 of his custom motorcycles. The museum displays his Untouchable, the twin motor Two Bad, the antique inspired Ness-Tique, Blower Bike, the Italian sports car inspired Ferrari Bike, the ’57 Chevy inspired Ness-Stalgia, the Bugatti-like Smooth-Ness, the Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off bike Top Banana, and his jet-powered Mach Ness. The company is also an authorized dealership for Victory Motorcycles and for Indian Motorcycles.

Ness has received recognition and awards including Builder of the Year, induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Arlen Ness Inc. is completely owned and operated by a family and is the only motorcycle business, that houses 3 generations with the same last name in it. At the moment, Arlen Ness brand offers products for V-twin engines and motorcycle gear. The Arlen Ness museum and showroom are located in Dublin, California.

Ness received a patent for the Big Shot, a method of altering the motorcycle’s fuel injection system, and thereby enhancing a motorcycle’s performance.

Arlen Ness died on March 22, 2019 at the age of 79.

Salt Torpedo Action Update Chapter 16

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Making Move on Everything!

The last few weeks have been interesting and challenging. We are actually getting close to watching the Salt Torpedo sit on its own three wheels with the help of Yelvington Shocks.

This week we could finish the steering system. We could link the steering with the wheels. We could have a gas tank mounted. We are getting damn close to making a battery mount, and then hooking up the drive line for a run around the block.

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New JIMS M8 Balancer Bearing Remover

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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.

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Get Your Booth Today for Vegas BikeFest

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LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST 2019

Save the Date! 19th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest – October 3-6, 2019

We are excited to announce that Vegas BikeFest is returning to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, located behind the D Hotel at 3rd and Carson. This puts Rally Central next to the world famous Fremont Street Experience visited by over 60,000 people every day. Rally Central will be accessible to major foot traffic and a record number of attendees as well as all of the official BikeFest hotels.

Vegas BikeFest is even bigger and better than ever before. The entertainment, contests, competitions and bike shows will not disappoint! Vegas BikeFest gives away over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including $5,000 in shopping sprees to be spent on our vendors – YOU!

Join us for Vegas BikeFest 2019! The link below has lots of information about why we should be featured on your 2019 rally schedule.

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Ready to sign up now! Click below to reserve your booth today!

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We will follow up with you very soon to discuss your plans and lock up your space. In the meantime, please contact me with any questions you may have.

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Las Vegas BikeFest
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