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Vented Windscreen Reduces Buffeting

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The new Wind Splitter Vented Windshield ($424.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® was developed by Harley-Davidson and tested in the Wichita State University wind tunnel to relieve low pressure behind the windshield and significantly reduce buffeting at the rider position. A fingertip-adjustable center vent matches air flow to the rider’s height and also provides cooling air to the rider at low speeds. The Wind Splitter Vented Windshield is engineered to provide the comfort of a larger windshield, but its shape keeps bugs and road grime below the rider’s sight line. The shield is formed of hard-coated polycarbonate for strength and scratch resistance, and the dark-smoked finish reduces glare. The polished stainless steel brackets mount to the Original Equipment docking points for ease of installation and removal. The Wind Splitter Vented Windshield fits 1994-later Road King® models (P/N 57400176), 2000-later Heritage Softail® Classic (P/N 57400159), and 2000-later Heritage Softail®, Fat Boy®, Fat Boy® Lo and Softail® Deluxe models (P/N 57400159) equipped with auxiliary lighting. 

New Robocop Movie To Feature Futuristic Motorcycle

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With Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop, not only is the title character getting a new suit, apparently he’s getting a new mode of transportation too. While the RoboCop of 1987 was happy piloting a standard police cruiser, the RoboCop of 2014 (the film was just pushed back) will rock a sleek new motorcycle. After the jump, check out a ton of photos of Robo’s new ride as well as a video of the bike in action. Plus, get a glimpse of his gun, a fan-favorite feature of RoboCop.

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Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt Helps Veterans

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Bikers decked out in leather vests with patches and insignias denoting their time in the armed forces mounted shining motorcycles and roared away, beginning a quest through the Onslow County’s past.

The bikers were at a local motorcycle shop for the Historical Markers Ride, an annual motorcycle scavenger hunt, held by North Carolina Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

The ride brought together the thrill of the hunt with the company of the local community, including many servicemembers and veterans.

“We wanted to put together a ride different from other rides,” said H. T. Huchi, the commander of the local CVMA and a retired Marine, better known as Hooch.

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Palm Coast man accused of laundering money in motorcycle Ponzi scheme

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A 45-year-old Palm Coast man was being held Thursday on $1 million bail, accused of laundering money as part of a motorcycle Ponzi scheme, a Flagler County sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Michael Stevens of Calusa Court was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with money laundering, a first-degree felony, and "structuring," a second-degree felony, meaning that he evaded currency-transaction reporting requirements, according to court documents.

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MSU salutes Robert Pirsig and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" with events Dec. 7-9

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Montana State University will host a conference on Dec. 7-9 honoring Robert Pirsig, writer and philosopher whose book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," published in 1974, is one of the best-selling popular philosophy book of all time.

 

The three-day event held at various locations on campus will include appearances by national and internationally known speakers and teachers, philosophers and artists, filmmakers and motorcycle enthusiasts who will convene to discuss Pirsig's work, its meaning, and its legacy.

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Romney, Ryan visit Biketoberfest

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Biketoberfest is back today with the return of thousands of roaring Harley-Davidson riders in their leather and jeans, gearing up for rock concerts and beer.

But even the city's fall motorcycle rally can't escape the political season.

The city is bracing for a unique double-header Friday night, with Biketoberfest at full blast and a political rally by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan. The rally at the Daytona Beach Bandshell starts at 8 p.m., with ticket-holders allowed into the beachfront venue at 6 p.m.

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NHRA announces revisions to 2013 Pro Stock Motorcycle schedule

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NHRA officials announced today two revisions to the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule where the Pro Stock Motorcycle category competes.

In 2013, the Pro Stock Motorcycle class will visit zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, April 19-21, and be a part of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The category will compete four-wide along with Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock. In addition, the bikes will be featured at the inaugural NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H., June 20-23. To accommodate the schedule changes, the Pro Stock Motorcycles will not compete in Atlanta and Brainerd.

In all, the Pro Stock Motorcycle class will compete in a 16-race schedule, with six of those races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. The season for the category kicks off at the 44th annual NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, March 14-17. A full Pro Stock Motorcycle schedule is listed below.

2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule: Pro Stock Motorcycle
44th annual NHRA Gatornationals March 14-17 Gainesville, Fla.
Fourth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 19-21 Charlotte, N.C.
26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals April 26-28 Houston
44th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals May 30-June 2 Englishtown, N.J
Inaugural NHRA New England Nationals June 20-23 Epping, N.H.
16th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals June 27-30 Chicago
Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals July 4-7 Norwalk, Ohio
34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals July 19-21 Denver
26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals July 26-28 Sonoma, Calif.
59th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals Aug. 28-Sept. 2 Indianapolis
 
NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship
Sixth annual NHRA Nationals Sept. 13-15 Charlotte, N.C.
28th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Sept. 19-22 Dallas
Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Sept. 27-29 St. Louis
29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals Oct. 3-6 Reading, Pa.
13th annual NHRA Nationals Oct. 24-27 Las Vegas
49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Nov. 7-10 Pomona, Calif.