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DiCE Party And Screening Saturday in Cleveland!

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Come party with Lowbrow Customs, Dean from DiCE Magazine and a couple hundred like-minded individuals this Saturday, October 6th at the Cleveland DiCE Party & 6over movie screening. Brought to you by Lowbrow Customs, The Gasbox, and Angel Dust Cycle Paint. It's going down at Hoopples, right near downtown, ride on out and take advantage of the chopper parking and grab some beers, food, and help us close the night out. Check out the Facebook Cleveland DiCE Party event page for all details and updates.

EagleRider Hosts the Irish 66ers

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A group of 67 individuals known as the Irish 66ers culminate their 2,448 mile motorcycle journey on Route 66 at EagleRider L.A. The group takes the journey every other year to raise funds for Temple Street Hospital, a children's hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Over the past 10 years, they have raised over 3 Million Dollars. READ FULL STORY

Valerie Thompson Captures Two New Land Speed Records

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Five-Time Motorcycle Land Speed Record Holder Collects Third 2012 ECTA Land Speed Record and Posts Runner-Up Honors in 7th Annual Throttle Nation Street Bike Shootout

Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), successfully returned to Wilmington Ohio to set new land speed records in two different motorcycle classes at the East Coast Timing Association’s (ECTA) Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge event at Airborne Park. Thompson recorded a top speed of 198.03 mph in the MPS/F 1000 class and 198.31 mph in the MPS/G 1000 class on her Martech Services Company BMW S1000RR Superbike. Thompson now holds three speed records at the ECTA facility, having set a record of 197.46 mph in the PP-1000 motorcycle class at the Ohio Mile event in July.

Over 170 entries competed during the first Throttle Nation sponsored race at the new ECTA racecourse. The 7th annual Throttle Nation Street Bike Shootout was also held in conjunction with the event, featuring special rules creating a unique a “heads-up” racing format. Prizes were awarded in six motorcycle classes for the fastest speed, including CTEK battery chargers and ZipFizz Healthy Energy Drinks donated by VTR. In addition to two new land speed records, Thompson’s 198.31 mph run earned her class Runner-Up honors for the Throttle Nation Street Bike Shootout.

“I almost didn’t make this event. The only crewmember was my dog Reckon, so I had a 2000+ mile solo drive from Scottsdale. We hit terrible storms and our truck broke down in Joplin. I can’t thank Donna & Joe Timney, who run the ECTA, for all their help. Fortunately, Gary Gonce, a childhood friend of Joe’s, volunteered to help Reckon and me throughout the weekend. I couldn’t have done it without their unflagging support,” said Thompson.

“Having set records at both the Ohio Mile and Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge, Airborne Park is becoming one of my favorite racing venues, especially since two of my loyal sponsors are based in the Buckeye state – JEGS and CTEK Battery Chargers. Everyone involved in ECTA events, from the volunteers to the race organizers, make this an enjoyable and safe weekend,” added Thompson.

The next ECTA event scheduled for the Ohio Mile will be held April 27-28, 2013. Visit ECTA.com for details.

THE STALLION RUNS WILD

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Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc., sister company to Motor Trike, Inc., is pleased to announce it is rolling forward with full production on the Stallion. As previously announced, deliveries will begin in October.

Lots of exciting things are happening with both these companies as Motor Trike continues with new product development and production as well.

“We are very excited about the return of the Stallion and aim to continue to provide solid and dependable products across the board.” stated Wayne Tompkins, VP.

The Stallion is a truly original trike that was designed and built in the USA. The Stallion was created for riders desiring more comfort and ease of operation while still enjoying the trike riding experience.

LEHMAN TRIKES: Hawg EFX Running Boards Now Available for 2013 Harley-Davidson Trikes!

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Hawg EFX Running Boards are now available for the 2013 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide and Street Glide Trikes! The running boards, also available for 2009-2012 models, are manufactured by Lehman Trikes USA in Spearfish, SD.  Hawg EFX are made of a durable composite that fasten securely to the fenders, reducing vibration, and are supported by a steel subframe providing a sturdy and reliable weight-bearing step. The ultimate in weather protection and style, the running boards are manufactured and painted in-house by Lehman Trikes, the original supplier to Harley-Davidson for components, paint, and conversion services for 2009-2010 Harley-Davidson trikes. Factory color matched paint is available for all colors. Hawg EFX are competitively priced starting at MSRP $968.00 (unpainted) and are available through select Harley-Davidson and Lehman Trikes dealers.
 
 For more information on Lehman Trikes and to locate a Lehman Trikes dealer, visit www.lehmantrikes.com or call 888-3WHEELS.

2013 Zero Motorcycles Get Extended Range, Double the Horsepower, And Super Fast Charging

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 2013 Zero Motorcycles will feature an average power increase of 99 percent and the world's longest-range production electric motorcycle: the Zero S, capable of 137 miles in the city. To attain such leaps in performance, Zero designed a new Z-Force™ motor that is compact and passively air-cooled. The motor operates using a new higher voltage Z-Force power pack. Providing riders the option to charge faster than ever, each Zero can now be charged to 95 percent in an hour or less using CHAdeMO charge stations by way of an optional accessory. Zero plans to begin initial deliveries of its complete 2013 model line to North America in January 2013.

Nearly every element of each motorcycle has been refined to embody the sophisticated technology and elemental simplicity of riding a Zero. From highly innovative mobile phone integration to eye-catching styling, the 2013 lineup is impressive at every level. Using Bluetooth, riders can now sync their iPhone or Android mobile phones to see detailed motorcycle information and even adjust the performance characteristics of the motorcycle. Riders will appreciate the sleek new bodywork on the Zero S and Zero DS, which includes neatly integrated storage in the "tank" area and flows elegantly into a comfortable two-tier seat. To accommodate the new look and advanced powertrain, Zero redesigned the frames for every model with an emphasis on improving rider ergonomics and expanding compatibility with aftermarket accessories.

Zero invites consumers to discover the experience of riding a 2013 model by contacting an authorized dealer to sign up for a test ride or to place an order. The new lineup arrives in January."

Among the many highlights of the 2013 lineup, Zero Motorcycles introduced the Zero FX as the ultimate "do anything" and "ride anywhere" urban rebel motorcycle. It is the fastest accelerating motorcycle in the company's lineup with 70 ft-lbs of torque, 44 hp and a low weight of only 275 lbs. The Zero FX, as well as the Zero XU and Zero MX, now features the world's first truly modular quick-swap power pack technology. Riders can now use one or two battery modules and can upgrade any of the previously mentioned models from 2.8 kWh to 5.7 kWh in seconds. With increased range, vastly improved handling and impressive power, the now full-sized Zero MX is capable of comfortably launching off significantly larger jumps at the motocross track.

Pricing information: Each Zero Motorcycles model is 100 percent electric and, as a result, may qualify to receive government rebates or credits. Zero sells its motorcycles through authorized dealerships. Each street-legal motorcycle comes with a two year limited warranty, while the Zero MX comes with a one year limited warranty. Initial deliveries will commence in January 2013 for North America and in February 2013 for Europe. Authorized dealers will begin accepting orders on Oct. 2, 2012, from consumers who would like to secure a 2013 model. Hit the logo below to visit the Zero Motorcycles website.

Your Chance To Bid For An Incredible Barn Find Brough Superior

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Collectors will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire two important Brough Superior SS-80 motorcycles at the Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on Sunday 21st October: one original, un-restored and not been seen publicly for more than eight decades, and the other once owned by the founder of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club.

1925 Brough Superior SS-80

The remarkable 'barn-find' 981cc 1925 model (estimate £55,000 – £75,000) has been owned by the same family since new and off the road since 1930.

Bonhams sold a 1924 model – thought to be the most original surviving example of its type – at the Autumn Stafford Sale last year. The machine, also offered at auction for the first time in its history, sold for £100,500.

1930 Brough Superior SS-80 De Luxe 'Black Bess'

Founder of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC), the late C E 'Titch' Allen OBE, bought 'Black Bess', as the machine came to be known, using a £50 gratuity given to him in the aftermath of World War II, during which he served as a dispatch rider and a sergeant, being awarded the British Empire Medal.

He had a life-long love affair with the Brough Superior marque, and in a 1997 letter to the current owner, said of 'Black Bess': "In many ways it was the most important bike in my life."

Restored to original specification by marque specialists during the 1990s after its acquisition by the current vendor, the motorcycle is offered for sale in excellent condition, and is estimated to realize between £80,000 and £120,000.

Ben Walker, Head of the Bonhams Motorcycle Department, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer these two remarkable machines at our Autumn Stafford Sale.

"Brough Superiors still in the possession of the first owner's family can, in all probability, be counted on the fingers of one hand. So this wonderfully original and un-restored 1925 model, accompanied by a fascinating history file, represents a possible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for discerning collectors.

"VMCC founder Titch Allen was tireless in his work to promote and preserve the vintage motorcycle scene, and we are honored to offer one of his favorite machines for sale.

"With the 1929 Grindlay-Peerless 'Hundred Model' that won the Brooklands 'Gold Star' award for a 100mph lap in 1937, Aled Jenkins's fantastic collection of modern Japanese classics and now these two machines, as well as many other exciting motorcycles, the Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale is shaping up to be one of our most important sales of the year."

See Lot Preview for further information on lots coming up in the Autumn Stafford sale.