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Victory Motorcycles to Contribute to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America for Every New Motorcycle Sold Around the Fourth of July

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Victory Motorcycles is celebrating the Fourth of July, a special date in brand history, and honoring the men and women of the armed forces by making a donation to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) for every new Victory motorcycle sold between June 30-July 6, 2014. Victory will contribute $50 for each new Victory sold during that period to the IAVA, which is dedicated to empowering and assisting the military veterans who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s an honor to celebrate our nation’s birthday by supporting the men and women who protect our freedom.” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris. “We admire their contributions and sacrifices, and appreciate the work done on their behalf by the IAVA.” Victory is also making a donation to the IAVA based on Victory owner participation in the V2V Relay, a relay ride in which riders trace the old Victory Highway from coast to coast. This year’s V2V Relay is running from San Francisco to the Maryland Shore, and it will follow tradition by ending on the Fourth of July, Victory’s birthday. Victory is making a donation to the IAVA based on Victory owner participation in, and their social media tracking of, the 15th annual relay. As part of its support for military personnel, veterans and first responders, Victory currently offers these individuals $1,000.00 off the cost of a new Victory motorcycle. Offers vary and exclusions apply. Complete details are available at The Fourth of July is a special day in Victory history. On that date in 1998, the first Victory motorcycle rolled off the assembly line in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Every Victory motorcycle in the brand’s 16-year history has been built at the Spirit Lake final assembly plant where a dedicated crew of employees built that first production model on our nation’s birthday. The 2014 Victory motorcycle lineup features premium cruisers, baggers, and touring models that provide riders with industry-leading performance, comfort, style, cargo space, and reliability. Also available is the new 2015 Victory Gunner, an uncompromising cruiser with bobber style.

Ducati Wins Middleweight Division and Takes Two Open Division Podium Positions at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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PPIHC_Lambert_Fabrice_38_1Ducati riders achieved the Middleweight Division victory and four of the five top motorcycle times of the day at the 92nd running of the historic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This year’s introduction of new rules and new motorcycle racing divisions, including the “Motorcycle Middleweight Division” and “Motorcycle Open Division,” brought with it a field of strong competitors challenging for top times.

The introduction of the “Motorcycle Open Division” – which allowed fully faired liter bikes to compete in the same class as the defending champion Multistrada 1200 – made it the most competitive motorcycle class and the one in which the top five times of the day were posted. Lambert Fabrice, who competed on a Ducati 1098R, brought home the second fastest time of the day at 10:04.401, while Don Canet and Micky Dymond followed in close succession with lap times of 10:10.101 and 10:11.319 respectively aboard Ducati Multistrada 1200s. Bruno Langlois finished in the fifth slot with a time of 10:14.480 on a Ducati 1199 Panigale.

The newly formed “Motorcycle Middleweight Division,” comprised mostly of fully faired middleweight sport bikes was ultimately won by Frenchman Eric Piscione, who dominated the division aboard a Ducati Streetfighter 848 with a time of 10:46.159.


Since it’s inception in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has emerged as one of motorsport’s most spirited and formidable races, as riders face a 4,720 foot elevation change on grades averaging seven percent – all in times hovering around 10 minutes. The 156 turns leading to the summit challenged the field of veterans and rookies alike, though Ducati riders proved themselves once again at the “Race to the Clouds.”

Air Force Academy Band to Perform Opening Ceremonies at WMDRA Sturgis Nationals

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The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is thrilled to welcome Air Force Academy Band, Wild Blue Country, to Sturgis Dragway on Wednesday, August 6 to perform the National Anthem and Opening Ceremonies for our 3rd Annual AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals.

“Our drag racers and drag racing fans are some of the most patriotic folks in the country and we’re so honored to have the Air Force Academy Band join us at the track,” said WMDRA President Sandra Alberti. “God Bless America!”

The United States Air Force Academy Band proudly represents the Air Force Academy as the leading educational institution developing and inspiring air and space leaders of character with a vision for tomorrow. As one of eleven Air Force bands, the Academy Band maintains a rigorous performance schedule in support of Cadet and Air Force troop morale, recruiting and community outreach. For over 50 years, the Academy Band has used the power of music to inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions around the globe.

Versatility, broad repertoire, and show-stopping professionalism enable Wild Blue Country to support every Air Force mission, from local and international community relations to recruiting and deployed troop support. A favorite in country music circles, Wild Blue Country has regularly been featured on the Grand Ole Opry and television shows like Nashville Now and Opry Back Stage. They have appeared with country recording artists such as Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams, Jr., and Reba McEntire just to name a few. Wild Blue Country has also appeared on “Good Morning America” as well as many other TV and radio shows around the country. As a favorite of military and civilian audiences alike, Wild Blue Country continues captivate and entertain audiences through their worldwide appeal.

According to USAF Technical Sergeant Jeff S. Valentine, steel guitar, “We will be performing in and around the Sturgis area for Military Appreciation events throughout the Rally, but are really excited to be able to perform at Sturgis Dragway.” He added, “We can’t wait for the 200+ mph Nitro Harley’s to fire up as our ‘…home of the brave’ finale!”

Opening Ceremonies for the 2014 AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 at Sturgis Dragway, located at 20523 Hwy 79 in Sturgis, just 3.7 miles East of downtown on SR 34, then 0.8 miles North on SR 79.

Competition qualifying begins on Tuesday, August 5 at 3:00 p.m. with final eliminations on Wednesday. You won’t want to miss the Top Fuel Nitro bikes and 10 other classes of competition as racers take to the track to be crowned Sturgis Champion!

Tickets are just $15/day or $25 for the two day event. For more information, please contact the WMDRA at (208) 850-5795 or

EMD Product Testing

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dudeThis is a shot submitted by EMD customer @rustybutcher as he put the Ribster rocker box covers and primary cover  for Sportsters to the ultimate test out on the MX track. The dude think he wants a job as a product tester. Don’t miss the video below.

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WindVest At The Hollister Rally

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unnamed-1Windvest will be displaying their products at the Hollister Rally this holiday.

WindVest will be located at Corbin Motorcycle Saddle & Accessories at 2360 Technology Pkwy, Hollister, CA 95023.

Tell them you saw them here on Bikernet and get a $10 off of your purchase. One per customer.  Offer expires July 7th, 2014.



David Uhl Donates Painting For Auction For Biker Belles

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The annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® Biker Belles, presented by Harley Davidson, will be bolstered this year by a generous auction donation from famed artist, David Uhl. Uhl’s painting, “Jessi,” is one of the most popular of his “Women of Harley” series and is valued at $4,850. In addition to the auction, the Biker Belles symposium. “Ride On,” will feature a superstar lineup of industry panelists including filmmaker, Michelle Carpenter, who will open the symposium with a clip from her new documentary about women riders, “Driven to Ride.” Andie Gaskins, Cat Hammes, Audrey Nesbitt, Diva Amy Skaling, Kathy Tolleson and others will also serve on the panel.


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Biker Belles participants will be riding high as they take to the road on their sixth annual ride, Tues., Aug. 5. The signature Buffalo Chip event was created to raise funds for South Dakota charities, and it does so by bringing together women, their families and friends to celebrate the role women play in shaping the culture, sport, art and history of motorcycling.

The Lodge at Deadwood will roll out the red carpet for the Biker Belles kick-off. Riders will register, pick up their t-shirt and get ready for a special luncheon and symposium beginning at 11 a.m. Guests of the ride will gain inspiration and have the opportunity to meet such honorary guests as Gloria Struck and Cookie Crum. Participants may also visit The Comfort Zone by Team Diva to discover and experience new beauty care, fashion ware and ride gear made specifically for women riders.

Safety expert, Vicki Roberts-Sanfelipo, will serve as the 2014 Biker Belles ride captain. At 3 p.m. she will guide riders, including industry leaders, Jessi Combs, Laura Klock, Christine Sommer-Simmons and Kristy Swanson, through the canyons of the Black Hills. The ride will lead its to a special catered reception, fashion show featuring Harley-Davidson MotorClothes® and auction at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Event Center beginning at 5 p.m. Iron Cowgirl Missy will provide live musical entertainment throughout the reception.

The ride and auction is meant to help broaden the message of support for women in motorcycling. Bids for the print are now being accepted online at The online auction will close at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5. Auction proceeds support Biker Belle charities, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and Helping with Horsepower. Helping with Horsepower is a program that uses contributions to help abused and at-risk young women and girls. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is world-class facility that uses the contributions to expand or enhance exhibits featuring women riders.

We want to celebrate the women who have taken a leading role in the motorcycle industry and encourage more women to get involved,” says Rod Woodruff Buffalo Chip President. “The Biker Belles celebration is one of our most important traditions.”

All—men and women—are welcome to join the Biker Belles Ride, symposium, luncheon and Buffalo Chip reception. Riders are asked to make a $45 contribution to join the ride and festivities, 100% of which will directly benefit two South Dakota charities.

Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper will provide the headlining entertainment on the Buffalo Chip Wolfman Jack Stage following the Biker Belles reception, and passes are sold separately. Passes for concerts andBiker Belles festivities may be purchased at


Sturgis Buffalo Chip Top Builder Competition Is On!

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Sturgis Buffalo Chip Top Builder Competition Joins Forces with Hot Bike Magazine Winner Takes All Bike Show Two competitions will combine, but only one ultimate winner will emerge. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Hot Bike Magazine, Adventure Power® and Kinetik® Pro Audio converge to roll out one big, bad bike show on the largest stage of motorcycling.

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Gettysburg Bike Week Kick off Party July 9th

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imagesDobbin House Tavern Wednesday, July 9th, 6 pm to 9 pm. There will be food, games, and live music by Schizophrenic. There will be a live remote feed by The Peak 98.5, with Bill O’Brien and the Gettysburg Bike Week Bikini contestants on hand for photos. Come out and get your Gettysburg Bike Week started right. Good times to be had!

Coming to Gettysburg Bike Week for Thursday only? This year you can buy your Thursday ticket online! That’s right, you can buy your Tesla ticket

This year, the Budweiser Stage will be rocking all weekend with emcee Jack Schitt. Headline performances by Tesla,The Kentucky Headhunters, and Great Train Robbery are the icing on the cake, but the stage will also host performances from The Flaunt Girls, of Tru TV fame, Big Jack featuring Avery Molek – the amazing 7 year old drummer, and many other great bands. Live music starts at noon on Friday and Saturday. PLUS, tattoo contests and the bikini contest will be held on the Budweiser Stage. For all the details of the Budweiser Stage schedule, and other events, such as the Cycle Source Ride In Bike Show, and bike games.

2014 ABS Safety Recall For Harley-Davidson?

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A Bikernet source just received a notice from Harley-Davidson of a safety recall. “Some 2014 Touring and CVO Touring models may have been assembled with front brake line in a position where it could become pinched between the fuel tank and the frame, either at original assembly of during subsequent service activity. If this condition remains undetected it could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase while riding, possibly resulting in a front wheel lock-up, which may lead to a crash. Harley-Davidson has initiated this recall to correct this condition in affected mortorcycles”

The recall does not instruct the owner to “park and trailer” the ride into the shop. Estimate of repair time is one hour if the brake cables do not need replacing.

History Premieres Biker Battleground Phoenix Tonight

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Enter the cutthroat world of custom bike building tonight on History

Giving viewers an entertaining look at how adrenaline, craftsmanship and rivalries determine who’s who among the country’s top custom bike builders, Biker Battleground Phoenix premieres tonight at 10 PM ET/PT. Following five of the most talented and ambitious bad boys of the custom bike business in Phoenix, Arizona, viewers will witness how the competitive rivalry between these shops are sometimes fueled by respect – and sometimes not –proving that skills and hard work doesn’t always pay off and sometimes scheming wins the prize.


In the desert city of Phoenix, Arizona lives a subculture unknown to many – the custom bike building capital of the world. A place where shop owners compete day and night for customers who are willing to pay upwards of $150,000 for a fully personalized Bagger motorcycle. Choppers and Cruisers are out and Baggers are in. In this dog-eat-dog world, design ideas are money and top custom bike shops compete around the clock, for both business and bragging rights. Biker Battleground Phoenix follows five of the most determined and hungry shop owners, from the well-established ‘Godfather’ to the young up-and-comers. When passion and egos collide in this world, the explosion is heard throughout the city.