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Harley-Davidson World Ride Tallies 7.8 Million Miles

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The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is proud to announce that Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders around the world collectively logged 7,799,140 miles or more than 12.5 million kilometers during the 2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride on June 24-25.

After its launch in 2008 as Million Mile Monday, the annual event was expanded into the two-day World Ride for 2012 to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate, resulting in the largest total of collective mileage in the event’s history by a wide margin, with this year’s total eclipsing the previous single-day mileage record by more than 85 percent.

“The tremendous turnout by Harley-Davidson riders for the World Ride showcases the universal appeal of the Harley-Davidson riding experience and the global power of the brand,” said Nigel Villiers, Harley-Davidson Director of H.O.G. and Customer Experience International. “Harley-Davidson is all about providing globally epic motorcycling experiences for a worldwide community of riders and this year’s World Ride truly set a new standard.”

Riders from more than 66 countries participated in the World Ride. These are the mileage totals by riders in the top five participating countries:

United States: 5,994,276 miles (9,646,870 km)

Brazil: 418,145 miles (672,940 km)

Canada: 226,845 miles (365,072 km)

Mexico: 170,082 miles (273,720 km)

Spain: 157,287 miles (253,129 km)

Every mile and kilometer ridden by participants in this year’s World Ride was logged by Harley-Davidson’s online mileage accumulator at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer recorded the collective distance traveled by all participants in the World Ride in real time as entries were added. Each participant was able to download a commemorative certificate of participation with his or her mileage total for the day.

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WanaRyd's Rollin Starkline Wheel

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WanaRyd Motorcycle has a new wheel featuring a 5-spoke directional 3D wheel: the Rollin. As part of the manufacturer's Stark-Line Series, it features a new finish that's unique and proprietary to WanaRyd Motorcycle. This is WanaRyd’s best selling wheel and it looks outstanding with any style Harley-Davidson, especially Street Glides, Road Glides, Electra Glides, Softails and Fat Boys, the company says.

WanaRyd Motorcycle was started over 9 years ago and has been committed to producing cutting-edge forged one-piece billet wheels of the highest quality. They spend hours upon hours of design time developing their wheels to create simplistic, yet “timeless” designs with plenty of style by using 3D tooling technology. All Stark-Line Series wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty to safeguard riders against some of nature’s toughest forces that could potentially damage wheels.

The Stark-Line Series offers 6 different wheel designs as well as matching rotors in 3 different styles and sizes and matching pulleys (including Cush drives which most other wheel companies don’t offer) and are available for all 1984-Present Harley-Davidson models, many Victory models as well as other metric cruisers. All Stark-Line Series wheel designs are also available in chrome or black powdercoat. For those interested in obtaining more information on WanaRyd Motorcycle, you can reach them at 888-926-2793, email them at sales@wanaryd.com or check them out online at www.WanaRyd.com.