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Screamin’ Eagle Laser Exhaust Shields With Mesh Inserts

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The new Screamin' Eagle® Laser Exhaust Shield Kits from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® feature laser-cut openings that are filled with tightly-woven mesh for an attention-getting, high-performance look. A direct replacement for factory-installed exhaust shields, each kit is easy to install and includes front and rear header shields and a collector shield. Available finished in Chrome with Chrome screens (P/N 65400064, $299.95) or Jet Black ceramic with Stainless Steel screens (P/N 65400117, $349.95), each is a perfect match for Original Equipment or Screamin' Eagle® mufflers. Laser Exhaust Shields fit 2009-later Touring and Trike models except 2010 Street Glide® and Road Glide® Custom.

On Two Wheels: Springfield Motorcycle Show comes to Eastern States Exposition grounds Jan. 18-20

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January in Western Massachusetts has become the month that bikers in the area look forward to for one reason: the Springfield Motorcycle Show.

The eighth edition of the show will run from Jan. 18 through 20 at the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield. It will offer everything motorcycle as a respite from the winter doldrums.

The headliner at this year's show is none other than the legendary bike builder Ron Finch, of Michigan, who is known under such monikers as the “King of Customs” and the “Motorcity Magician."

 

 

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Local motorcycle riders meander through Mexico on journey

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Sitting under a beachside palapa in the small quaint town of Mahahual, Yucatan, we’ve managed to travel through north, central and southern Mexico without losing our heads, getting robbed, bribed or landing in jail.

We’ve traveled through areas high on the State Department’s website identified for “known cartel activity, dangerous and unnecessary travel not advised.” We’ve ridden through major cities, on remote dirt mountain roads and through impoverished villages in the middle of nowhere. While we’re sure there are stories out there of people having bad experiences, we have had nothing but warm welcomes from friendly, beautiful people with an amazing culture and unique traditions.

Commuter motorcycles make splash in American market

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High gas prices are forcing many people to make their commute on two wheels. Motorcycle manufacturers are responding to the increased demand.

 

The price of gas goes up, then it goes down, then it goes up again — maybe. With volatility in pump prices, commuting on two wheels has become a bit more popular in this country, as it has been in Europe for many years.

"Our surveys have shown that a lot more motorcycles these days are using their bikes for commuting and errands, getting around, just like they would cars," said Ty van Hooydonk, communications director, Discover Today's Motorcycling.

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Bombardier Recalling Three-Wheel Motorcycles for Fuel Leaks

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Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. is recalling certain Can-Am Spyder GS, RS and RT vehicles from the 2008 to 2012 model years because of a problem that could result in fuel leaks and possible fires.

Some of the three-wheeled, motorcycle-like vehicles have fuel caps that may not fit properly and as a result do not seal the fuel tank. If the fuel cap does not seal properly, it may allow fuel vapor to escape. The vapor could ignite under certain conditions. In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BRP said the recall affects 33,700 vehicles.

BRP, a maker of snowmobiles, personal watercraft and four-wheel all-terrain vehicles developed the Spyder as an alternative to traditional motorcycles. Riding one feels like a mix of motorcycling and snowmobiling.

Under the recall BRP will notify owners and send them replacement fuel caps free of charge. The recall is expected to begin next month. Customers may contact BRP at 888-638-5397.

Harley Davidson To Unveil Motorcycle For India at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo

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Harley Davidson, the world famous motorcycle manufacturer, knows the potential of growth in India. Last fiscal, they sold 716 motorcycles in the country. This fiscal Harley Davidson India aims to sell about 2,000 motorcycles and by the 2015/16 fiscal, they aim to register sales of 10,000 motorcycles. Harley expects India to become their second largest consumer in Asia.
But with the launch of new superbikes from Honda, Kawasaki, and Hyosung, in the range of Rs 3 lakhs, they Harley India knows it won't be easy to climb up the stairs. They will need to manufacture a made for India motorcycle in the same range in order to grow. Currently, in India, Harley Davidson sell motorcycles in the range from Rs 5.60 lakhs ($9,799) to all the way up to Rs 35 lakhs ($61,245)

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