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Racer Gloves Usa Get A Grip

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Your hands are the most important connection between you and your motorcycle, so you deserve the best fitting gloves available. Already well established in Europe, Racer Outdoor is now reaching out to the U.S. and Canada through exclusive North American importer/distributor Racer Gloves USA. The ultimate goal is to get the "best fitting gloves you can buy" message out to the masses, starting with a total revamp of the Racer Gloves USA website.

“We want the tactile online experience to match the reality of the motorcycle industry’s best fitting gloves,” says former roadracer Lee Block. Sold primarily in Northern California since 2006, Racer has gained a cult-like following among dealers and riders based on its outstanding and consistent comfort and fit. Recently, Racer distribution changed hands with motorcycle industry veteran Block re-launching the brand. “We want this relative secret to expand beyond NorCal and gain a national following,” adds Block.

“Creating a great fitting glove is not brain surgery… it’s harder! Design, materials, careful assembly of those materials, and above all else, pattern making result in a superior fitting glove,” explains Block. “Racer has been making gloves in the same factories with the same pattern makers for more than 20 years.” So confident is Block of the fit, that Racer USA guarantees these will be the best fitting gloves you have ever tried or your money back.

Check the new website out for all the money-back details and Racer USA’s free shipping program. The range of gloves encompasses something for virtually every rider, including Road Race, Sport Touring, Adventure/Dual Sport, Winter and Women's glove categories.

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Bikers Can't Catch A Break In Pakistan

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You think the man is always after you? You're not alone…


Progress comes at a price they say, but when it comes to Karachi, motorcyclists seem to be the ones paying this price most often, if not always.

From entry into state-of-the-art shopping malls and luxury hotels to snap checking by the police, motorcyclists face discrimination in most situations.

This is about the rights of two million motorcyclists — sales agents, delivery staff, factory workers and other corporate as well as public sector employees — who serve the city in one way or the other.

If you are on a motorcycle, the security at a five-star hotel will not let you in, nor will they treat you the same as if you were driving a car. On the other hand, some five-star hotels are kind enough to let one park just outside their main parking lot but security does not allow any helmets to be taken inside — my fault since I can’t wire-lock my helmet with the motorcycle because of its unique shape.

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Illinois State offering free motorcycle safety courses

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Illinois State University is including free motorcycle safety courses among its summer and fall class offerings.

The school announced Thursday the basic, intermediate and experienced rider courses will be administered in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The school says the classes are offered in an attempt to reduce the severity and frequency of motorcycle accidents. Immediate openings are available for classes held in Normal, Springfield, Decatur, Canton, Galesburg, East Peoria, LaSalle and East Moline.

Illinois residents who are 16 years old or older and have a valid driver's license or permit are eligible to register. Interested participants must sign up online.

The program provides motorcycles and helmets for participants in basic and intermediate courses. Participants in the experienced rider courses must provide their own motorcycle.

Charity motorcycle show set for April 27-28

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The Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center and the county’s Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, known as CASA, have been selected as co-recipients of the proceeds from the 31st annual Northeastern Wisconsin Charity Motorcycle Classic.

Sponsors are the Ant Hill Mob Motorcycle Club, which has raised more than $800,000 for charity through various events over the years, and Hoban’s Cycle.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 27 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Manitowoc County Expo, 4921 Expo Drive. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and free for children younger than 12.

There also will be live music, featuring Johnny Wad and Nashville Pipeline, starting at 7 p.m. April 27. Tickets to the dance are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

Raffle and dance tickets are available from club members, Stock’s Harley Davidson at 2433 Hecker Road, Hoban’s Cycle on Wisconsin 42 in Osman, or at the show.

The custom motorcycle show will feature more than 19 classes of motorcycles, ranging from antique to radical, that will be judged on various criteria.

Project Mini-Chopper bikes built by area high school students also will be on display. The high school project is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Economic Development Corp. of Manitowoc County and the Chamber of Manitowoc County with supporting sponsorships by area businesses, manufacturers and high schools.

Paul James, director of product communication for Harley-Davidson Corp. and executive editor of HOG Magazine, is slated to be one of the guest judges to evaluate the mini-choppers.

The event will conclude at 4 p.m. Sunday with trophy presentations and the raffle drawing. Raffle prizes are a 2013 Harley-Davidson Classic purchased through Stock’s Harley Davidson, cash prizes, a Harley-Davidson leather jacket donated by Harley-Davidson Corp., Milwaukee, and two $100 Hoban’s Cycle gift certificates.

Food and refreshments will be available throughout the event.

For more information or to enter a bike in the show, contact Hoban’s Cycle at (920) 726-4990 or, or visit

GMA Banded Grips

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GMA a division of Belt Drives Limited, has just introduced this new grip collection that provides great custom looks and comfortable confident rider “feel”  to any Bagger, Cruiser, Street Fighter or Chopper. CNC machined for positive finger placement the new grips are fit with 3 durable rubber style bands which produce the unique appearance and exceptional grip. Additionally each GMA throttle grip is manufactured with integral throttle pipe for installation convenience and quick precision operation. GMA Banded Grips are offered in any of 3 finishes including: Black #RBHG-1B $101.50 pr, Chrome #RBHG-1C $101.50 pr, and Polished #RBHG-1P  $72.00 per pair. To order or for additional details visit GMA at or call direct to 714 693-1313.

Drag SpecialtiesĀ® Coil Covers

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Complete the look of your Harley-Davidson® Blackline with a coil cover from Drag Specialties®. These coil covers come with a steel body and are available with or without a mesh insert. Choose from either smooth or skull designs. Both designs are available in chrome with a black mesh insert or black powder-coat with a chrome mesh insert, complementing any bike. 

These coil covers fit 11-13 FXS models. The suggested retail is $39.95 for the smooth design and $45.95 for the skull design. Stop in and see your Drag Specialties dealer to order your new coil cover today.

For more information, go to or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Pirelli Gets Champion To Test New Tire On An Aircraft Carrier

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In an unprecedented track test for the introduction of the new Pirelli Angel GT sport touring tire, world champion Maxi Biaggi conducted a braking test on the flight deck of the Italian Navy’s aircraft carrier Cavour, anchored in the new Taranto naval base.

Biaggi, a six-time World Champion and reigning World Superbike Champion, accelerated to 100kph before slamming on the brakes at a pre-established braking spot. TheAngel GT tires allowed Biaggi to unleash the bike’s full horsepower before ensuring an immediate stop on wet asphalt. Pirelli’s new Angel GT sport touring tires were developed for naked, super sport and touring bikes.

Pirelli arranged this unprecedented test with the cooperation of Difesa Servizi SpA and the Italian Navy, which made the flight deck of the Cavour available.

Rob Zombie Headlines Night of Hard Rock at the Sturgis Buffalo ChipĀ® Summer Music Festival

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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® announces seven time Grammy nominated artist and pop culture icon Rob Zombie will headline an already aggressive lineup during the night of Hard Rock at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Wednesday, August 7. Rob Zombie, on tour following the April 2013 release of his new album, will take the stage after Mastodon and Machine Head rile up the crowd during the 2013 Sturgis motorcycle rally. Visit www.BuffaloChip.Com for summer music festival information and campground admission passes. 

Known for his accomplishments and continuous boundary breaking efforts in both film and in music, seven time Grammy nominated musician Rob Zombie has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and brings a thrill to the audience that can only be understood if seen with your own eyes. Previously with White Zombie, the 2009 album “Hillbilly Deluxe” established Zombie as a standalone artist to be reckoned with. Zombie further pushed the limits producing films such as “Devil Rejects” and the remake film “Halloween” which was a #1 box office seller and garnered him multiple award nominations, including Best Director. Rob Zombie continues to show his remarkable and aggressive talents with decades of jaw dropping performances, his upcoming “Lords of Salem” movie release and his new album “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,” both due out in April 2013.

Sturgis concert attendees can expect to hear classic fan favorites such as Dragula, Never Gonna Stop, and Thunder Kiss as well as songs off his new release. Rob Zombie is sure to make a dramatic and memorable impact during the 2013 summer music festival at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. 

“Rob Zombie is a living icon with so many highly acclaimed accomplishments behind him we have no doubt he’ll make an impact fans will remember for years to come, ” says Rod Woodruff, owner of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Fans are absolutely thrilled to have Rob Zombie join the Chip’s festival lineup this year.”

The 32nd annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® motorcycle and music festival takes place August 2-11, 2013 during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. The summer music festival lineup already includes Machine Head, Mastodon, Kid Rock, Toby Keith, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Brantley Gilbert, Queensrÿche and Sublime with Rome. More bands will be announced soon. All summer music festival and motorcycle rally information is available at or (605) 347-9000.