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Jam and Vibe: Vehemence Of Evil

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NEW FICTION: Featuring Jammer and Vibe, in rival gangs, with nothing in common except motorcycles!

One of their most lucrative businesses was drug trafficking. America had never been so addicted to substances galore and now it seemed pharmaceutical pills could be replaced by marijuana as well. Hey, there were breakfast brownies made of weed in cafes!

Why eat a cow-burger when you can eat “grass?”

You didn’t quit this club. The club just fired you with a Viking funeral. Exploding motorcycles was their retribution. An innovative death sentence, ahead of its time or earlier than exploding electric motorcycles.

Their conditioning and witnessing of daily violence was such that eventual loss of limb or life seemed like a dream—a fairy tale told by enemies.

Power does not exist if it’s not enforced and thus the immaterial comes into tangible existence. Then you “see” power, feel it and know it. Their fearsome reputation was not from use of firearms but bizarre deaths that would shock and traumatize the best of ER regulars.

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Harley-Davidson X350 showcased at Auto Shanghai 2023

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* Smallest ever Harley-Davidson motorcycle
* Build in association with China-based QJ Motor
* Expected to be launched in India

The X 350 is Harley-Davidson’s smallest motorcycle ever, developed in association with its Chinese partner, QJ Motor. After it was globally revealed a few weeks back, the X 350 has recently been showcased at the Auto Shanghai 2023 in China.

The X 350 is unique yet handsome neo-retro offering with a design inspired by the iconic Harley-Davidson XR1200X. The bodywork comprises a round headlamp with a brushed aluminium bezel, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, an angular radiator cowl, and a stubby tail accommodating a single-piece seat.

Underbelly exhaust instead of a side-slung unit completes its aspirational design. It is launched in three colour options – Dazzling Black, Joyful Orange, and Bright Silver.

With a round semi-digital instrument cluster, a full-LED lighting system, and dual-channel ABS, it is powered by a high-revving, 353cc, inline twin-cylinder engine with liquid cooling and a six-speed gearbox. It churns out 36.2bhp and 31Nm of peak torque coming in at 7,000rpm. It gets 17-inch alloy wheels with upside-down forks and a monoshock.

X 350 weighs about 180 kg and gets a 13.5 litre feul tank.

In China, Harley-Davidson and QJ Motor have priced the X 350 at 33,388 CNY (approximately INR 3.94 lakh). Although it’s expected to come to Indian shores, the launch timeline is not known yet.

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Freestyle Motocross Icon Jeremy Stenberg on UNLEASHED Podcast

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Monster Energy’s UNLEASHED Podcast Welcomes Freestyle Motocross Icon Jeremy Stenberg

41-Year-Old Pioneer and 17-Time X Games Medalist Joins Episode 09 of Season 03 of Sports Podcast

 CORONA, California – May 1, 2023 – One of the Founding Fathers of freestyle motocross joins the podcast! Monster Energy is proud to welcome Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg on Episode 9 of Season 3 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny. In the exclusive interview, the 41-year-old Moto X pioneer and 17-time X Games medalist shares his lifelong passion for freestyle dirt bike riding.

Recorded at Studio M inside Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California, the one-hour episode was initially broadcast live on the Twitch platform on April 18, 2023. Today, fans have the chance to tune in to the official recording of the episode featuring the freestyle motocross veteran who left his mark on the sport as a top competitor and trick innovator.

“Dirt bikes are no joke. If you crash, you crash hard! It is what it is. It’s my job and the path I chose. I want to ride a dirt bike for the rest of my life. No matter how many of my friends get taken from me. I would rather die doing something I love than getting hit in a car accident,” said Stenberg on UNLEASHED.

For the full conversation with the influential FMX trailblazer, fans can now tune in to Episode 09, Season 03 of UNLEASHED. Released today, the new podcast is streaming on all major platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube.

In the world of freestyle motocross, Jeremy Stenberg needs no introduction. Raised on a steady diet of BMX and dirt bike riding, the California native found an outlet for his Tourette’s Syndrome in spectacular stunts. After turning pro in 1998, “Twitch” became a driving force in the progression of freestyle motocross and a figurehead for the young sport. After winning every notable Moto X competition in his day, including a staggering 17 X Games medals (including 6 gold), Stenberg paved a new way by filming influential video parts on real-life dirt terrain. Stop, look, and listen as the motocross trailblazer gives a first-hand account from the sport’s early days all the way to FMX becoming a billion-dollar industry and global spectacle – exclusively on UNLEASHED!

Hear the inside story in conversation with the two podcast hosts, Australian action sports personality Luke “The Dingo” Trembath and professional snowboarder Danny Kass. Also joining the interview is acclaimed painter, model, and UFC ambassador Brittney Palmer. Tune in right here.

Getting into trouble was inevitable when Stenberg grew up in Southern California. Diagnosed with Tourette’s at age 8 and regularly taunted by his peers, he found an outlet in riding BMX bikes on dirt tracks. “I always tend to do it more when I get nervous or excited. I never thought about it on my bike,” said Stenberg on UNLEASHED.

In the days of VHS videos, one particular video series left a deep mark on young Stenberg: The ‘Crusty Demons Of Dirt’ franchise showed the new and exciting world of ‘freestyle’ motocross. “Crusty, for me, was one of the movies I would come home every day from school… pop it in and watch. Every video made me want to go out and ride BMX and ride dirt bikes.”

His proficiency for hoisting jumps on dirt bikes caught the eye of his first sponsor; a company partaking in the push to establish ‘freestyle’ motocross as its own sport. “I told my dad these guys want to pay me money to jump my bike, and he said: ‘No one’s going to pay you to jump your bike. You need to race to make money!” But when the first paycheck arrived, Stenberg’s father was convinced: “My dad went home and tore the race track down and built jumps. And I rode them every day!”

The rest is history: While still in school, Stenberg competed in pro events as the sport kept growing. But at some point, traveling to competitions interfered with Stenberg’s high school career, so he made a choice. “When I told my dad I quit school because they weren’t going to let me ride in a contest, he said: ‘I can’t tell you that you can’t quit. But if you quit, you better be the damn best at what you do!’ And that has stuck with me ever since.”

As part of a generation that expanded the physical limits of motocross tricks, Stenberg pioneered new maneuvers on dirt tracks without the aid of foam pits and other safety measures. The consequences were always tangible: “When you hit the ground, you hit the ground hard. You’re 35 feet in the air. And you have a 250-pound bike chasing you to tackle you if you don’t do the trick right.”

From 1998 onwards, Stenberg dominated the contest circuit alongside trailblazers Travis Pastrana, Mike Metzger, and Mad Mike Jones. Stenberg won every single top-shelf competition, racking up 17 X Games medals in the process. “Style always mattered. No matter what it is. Your street clothes. Everything you’re doing, it better be good,” said Twitch about the keys to his success. Speaking on his style, he said: “I want to say a lot of it was from riding BMX. I notice a lot of guys who ride BMX and ride Moto all have similar styles. You got to be smooth, you got to hit your marks perfect.”

At the height of his career, Twitch decided to step away from the contest arena. With support from Monster Energy as his sponsor, he continued to maintain his relevancy in the sport by filming groundbreaking videos and pushing the evolution of the sport. And like that, Twitch opened a path for future generations to build pro careers without contest results. “I feel good seeing guys like [Colby] Raha and Axell [Hodges] benefit from what I helped start,” said Stenberg.

Filmed in open terrain on dirt jumps built solely using shovels, video parts such as “Hillside O.G.” have become classics of the sport. “I think the longest I ever built a jump for was seven hours. And then we rode it,” said Stenberg, adding: “We always have to hide from the cops out there. We hide behind mountains.”

For a chance to see Twitch catch air, viewers can head to current tour stops of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. The veteran enjoys showcasing his tricks alongside the new generation of FMX talent, including Monster Energy teammate Axell Hodges. “Whenever I ride, I gotta show these little bastards I still got it!”

Hungry for the full story? Visit the landing page to access Episode 09, Season 03 of the UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny Podcast featuring motocross icon Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg.

Episodes of UNLEASHED are filmed on a special set inside Studio M at Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California. The podcast is hosted by the dynamic duo of Australian action sports personality Luke “The Dingo” Trembath and professional snowboarder Danny Kass. Known for their deep roots in action sports culture, the two starred in the beloved cult TV show ‘The Adventures of Danny and The Dingo’ on Fuel TV for five action-packed seasons in the early 2010s. Both hosts have walked the walk as pro snowboarders and possess the interview skills to find common ground with guests from any background – sports and pop culture. Always look out for new episodes dropping bi-weekly on Mondays.

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EPA to Allow Summer Sales of E15

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Friday, the Biden Administration issued an emergency waiver allowing for the sale of E15 from June 1st to September 15th. Restrictions on fuel volatility have limited the sale of E15 to the months outside of summer. This move by the Biden Administration is an attempt to appease lawmakers from corn producing states, who for years have lobbied for year-round use of the fuel. A similar emergency waiver was issued in 2022.

As always read your owner’s manual, know what you are putting in your bike, and be an educated consumer.

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Action Bikernet Weekly News for April 27th 2023

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Events on the Horizon all over the Country


Warmer weather is coming and we’re taking a gamble this iffy weekend and prepping the Salt Torpedo for test runs in Sturgis, South Dakota. Every week is incredible.

I have a buzzing feeling, something good is about to happen. For tonight, whiskey needs to do the trick.

Keep the faith; we ride free forever!


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Speed Meets Style: State Farm’s New Bobber

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by Prince Najar with photos by Jeff the flunky

State Farm’s New Bobber Produced by Roys Toys Customs

Roy Martin of Roys Toys Customs recently headed up Build Team 13, comprising an elite group of veterans and first responders to build a ground-up custom bobber.

Crystal Hess’s Motorcycle Missions is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused to help Veterans and First Responders with PTS(D). Roy donated his shop and provided mentorship to build a one-of-a-kind Roys Toys Customs bobber.

The sponsor for the build is State Farm Insurance. Jake from State Farm came by to be fitted. It turned out he was too short for the controls. He looks bigger on TV… Naw, I’m kidding about that. The fellas said if Jake came by, they would be happy to get a quote, though.

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Brough Superior Revival

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It’s exactly ten years on since the born-again Brough Superior brand’s first all-new model, a modern take on the legendary SS100 launched 100 years ago this year as the world’s first street-legal Superbike, was unveiled at the 2013 EICMA Milan Show.

The new Brough Superior motorcycle models build upon the brand’s legendary heritage and craftsmanship to transcend to a level of quality that is unmatched in the world of luxury machines.

Brough is revolutionizing the luxury motorcycle industry by combining timeless design and an exclusive patented engine with state-of-the-art technology.

The current Brough Superior motorcycle models – SS100, Pendine, Anniversary and Lawrence -are 100% French-made collectors’ motorcycles that combine luxury, passion and performance. Made by the most skilled craftsmen, each Brough Superior motorcycle is created with expertise, authenticity and innovation to offer its rider best-in-class power and maximum handling.

Brough Superior motorcycles: the price of excellence
No wonder they’ve been dubbed the “Rolls-Royce of motorcycles.” Brough Superior has been continually raising the bar for sophistication, luxury and an unparalleled riding experience since its inception!

As early as the 1920s, the SS100 broke records for the world’s fastest motorcycle at 191.59 km/h (approx. 119 mph), which a century ago was extraordinary. At the time, Brough Superior motorcycles were renowned for their excellent custom details and performance.

The brand has continued to uphold its standards and its prestige; to this day, each Brough Superior receives full-on custom treatment from fender to fender to meet the needs and desires of its future rider.

The high-end price is proof, if any were needed, that this is, indeed, an elite luxury machine. Brough Superior’s workshops produce limited numbers of meticulously handcrafted models – just over 3,000 machines have been produced in 20 years – making each model even more iconic.

French-based company has established an enviable reputation for excellence of design and leading edge engineering coupled with quality of manufacture, which has latterly resulted in its successful joint venture with the equally historic four-wheeled British brand, Aston Martin. This has seen all 100 examples of the turbocharged AMB 001 styled by Aston Martin and both engineered and built by Brough Superior sold out in a matter of weeks despite a €108,000 (US$119,000) price tag, while Brough’s own products have meantime acquired a healthy clientele of discerning owners across the globe, reportedly with a waiting list to join them.

Brough Superior Lawrence / Original Pillion Motorcycle
Price starting : contact Brough Superior.

The latest addition to Brough Superior’s French workshop, Lawrence is the ultimate 21st century pillion motorcycle. Its luxurious aesthetics were inspired by the sleek, flowing curve of the traditional Bedouin dagger used by Lawrence of Arabia – the man who helped bring this brand its legendary status and who also inspired this eponymous motorcycle.

This revolutionary, hand-crafted, custom two-seater features a revamped retro design that is an ode to the brand’s past. Designed for two riders who want to share in their passion, primmed to hit the road with their adventurous partner.

This motorcycle exhibits superior quality, down to the last screw, thanks to the exceptional knowledge and skill used for its traditional artisanal production. This new model represents a major milestone for Brough Superior. It is handcrafted by the finest French artisans and incorporates state-of-the-art engineering and innovative materials.

Lawrence is a customizable, high-end pillion motorcycle that can be tailored to its future owner’s specifications.

A new Brough model is named after the An Nefud desert in what is today northern Saudi Arabia, which was the springboard for the 1917 capture by the Arabs of the Red Sea port of Aqaba, nowadays in Jordan. This was the greatest victory in the Arab Revolt of WW1 against the Turkish Ottoman Empire, and it was masterminded by Brough Superior fanatic (he owned seven such bikes in succession!)

T.E. Lawrence – better known to movie fans the world over as Lawrence of Arabia, in whose memory Henriette conceived the Lawrence model two years ago.



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VLXAFL-5 Knucklehead Chop makes progress

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by Bandit with photos by Wrench

Oil tank, Battery, kickstand, Transmission, gearing and…

I escaped to my shop and attempted to shift my mind from treacherous doom and gloom over to mechanical freedom. I needed to finalize, or sorta finalize my rear brake system, and shift linkage.

With the proper, old frame, S&S transmission case, Irish rich, Carl Pussar and I started to piece together a 5-speed transmission. Rich had the detailed S&S instructions. I had a brand new JIMS countershaft (turned out to be the wrong one, a 6-speed counter-shaft), and I found out S&S no longer makes these transmission cases. Ah, but there was hope. JIMS bought the pattern and they are starting to reproduce a case that will fit in any old 4-speed frame and house a tough-as-nails 5-speed Evo transmission.

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End of the Road… Show

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Heartland STEAM in Bismarck this weekend marks the unofficial conclusion of the 2023 MRF “Road Show”. Beginning in January MRF board members have traveled to 23 states to speak and present at SMRO events. We are honored to be invited to so many events, and we do our best to attend all of them.

Getting out into the states and meeting with bikers is a critical part of what MRF board members do. Listening to presentations and having one on one conversations with bikers helps the MRF shape our agenda. We are successful in D.C. because of these interactions.

After Heartland STEAM, we will pivot to our next big event, Bikers Inside the Beltway. This May we again plan to take our message to the halls of Congress and fight to protect the rights and freedoms of the street rider.

While this year’s road show is ending, we are already planning the 2024 version. If you’d like a representative of the MRF to visit your state event let us know!

Thank you for the hospitality you’ve shown us, and let’s continue to fight on!

As always Ride Safe and Ride Free!!!

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Six Exciting Ride in Routes for Harley-Daivdson Homecoming Festival

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Routes From Every Corner of North America Guide Motorcyclists to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (April 21, 2023) – All roads lead to Milwaukee this summer as motorcyclists plan to converge on the Lake Michigan shore July 13-16 for the Harley-Davidson® Homecoming™ Festival, a celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the world’s most-desirable motorcycle brand. To help riders plan their Homecoming expedition, Harley-Davidson has plotted six exciting Ride In routes, each starting from the furthest reaches of North America and leading to Milwaukee, with a planned arrival on July 12.

Harley-Davidson® Homecoming™ Festival events will take place at venues across the Milwaukee area, including the Harley-Davidson Museum, Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations, and at local Harley-Davidson dealerships. Veterans Park in downtown Milwaukee will be the epicenter of day-long, family-friendly activities and music on Friday and Saturday with musical acts Foo Fighters (July 15) and Green Day (July 14). Also slated to perform during the weekend are: Cody Jinks, Social Distortion, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Phantogram, White Reaper, and KennyHoopla. General admission and special VIP tickets with premium benefits for both Veterans Park events are on sale at

Ride In Routes

Each daily Ride In segment begins and ends at an authorized Harley-Davidson dealership, with a mid-day stop also at a H-D dealership, giving riders an opportunity to mingle with other riders, chat with local staff, fuel up at local food trucks and get a bike checked out. Each Ride In is intended to embrace the freedom of the road. Riders are welcome to join at any point along the route, can depart at any time each day, and can ride at their own pace. Riders are responsible for planning their own lodging, fuel and food stops. There is no fee required to enjoy the Ride In route and dealership stops.

The six routes include:

· Southwest Route: Roll out of Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson in Southern California, try your luck in Sin City, ride through the heat in Scottsdale, Ariz., continue traversing the Southwest and its diverse culture in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, cruise through the Panhandle of Texas, ride the plains of Oklahoma and experience the Ozarks as you journey into Milwaukee. (Departs July 4; 9 days and 2,930 miles)

· Northwest Route: Starting from Paradise Harley-Davidson in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, ride past the active volcano of Mt. Hood, cruise the high desert to Boise, Idaho, visit the Great Salt Lake, climb the Rocky Mountains and cut through the Great Plains to cross the mighty Mississippi River before descending on Milwaukee. (Departs July 4; 9 days and 2,460 miles)

· Northeast Route: Departing Seacoast Harley-Davidson in New Hampshire, experience the beautiful landscape of New England, stop at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, Pa., to view the facility that produces new Harley-Davidson motorcycles, cross the Allegheny Mountains and ride along the Great Lakes before arriving in Milwaukee. (Departs July 7; 6 days and 1,363 miles)

· Southeast Route: From Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson on the edge of the Florida Everglades, zig zag across the Sunshine State with ocean and gulf views, grab fresh peach or pecan pie in Georgia, experience Appalachia, ride through the amazing twisties and Slay the Dragon in the Great Smoky Mountains, past Kentucky bluegrass and horses on an epic adventure that lands in Milwaukee. (Departs July 6; 7 days and 1,853 miles)

· Canada East Route: Depart Privateers Harley-Davidson on the North Atlantic shore in Halifax, N.S., ride out to New Brunswick, through Grande Allée Québec’s restaurant-lined main street, snap a selfie in front of l’Assemblée nationale and la fontaine de Tourny before continuing down to the St. Lawrence River, through Ontario and past three Great Lakes before arriving in Milwaukee. (Departs July 5; 8 days and 1,870 miles)

· Canada West Route: Ride out of Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver, B.C., crossing Canada’s only desert areas, a dramatic scene of ancient geologic wonders. Continue through picturesque Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg on the way to the border, south to Fargo and into Wisconsin on the way to Milwaukee. (Departs July 5; 8 days and 2,423 miles)

To see each route in detail, including downloadable Harley-Davidson Ride Planner information, go to Rides In. Complete details on additional Harley-Davidson® Homecoming™ Festival ticketing options, venues, entertainment, scheduled events, parade participation, Harley-Davidson factory tours, and lodging are available at, where visitors can also sign up for instant Homecoming updates.

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