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Exciting Introductions This Holiday

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The Build, Train, Race program is aimed at highlighting women and the motorcycle culture in North America through 3 stages.

Building a custom Flat Track with the INT 650 Twin as the base platform, training on the motorcycle with expert Flat Track riders from within the Flat Track Community, and racing the 4 builds at the Flat Out Friday event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Mama Tried weekend. Click the button below to learn more about the program, and the riders within it.



One down, seven to go! After a successful weekend at Long Beach IMS, we are excited to pack our bags and head out to another IMS event in New York. Don’t miss your chance to see our full product lineup and the newest genuine motorcycle accessories options. Pick the location closest to you and come by our booth. Prize Pack giveaways, apparel for purchase and more!

Where will we see you?

Enter ROY20 for $3 off at checkout!


Limited Edition Bullet Trials

Works Replica

Introducing the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500. A replica of the original, groundbreaking 350cc trials Bullet. Launched in 1948, the motorcycle was the first production motorcycle to feature swinging arm suspension. Two years after its debut in 1948, a precociously talented 18-year-old joined Royal Enfield’s factory rider team.
John Victor Brittain, universally known as Johnny Brittain, was to become the Trials Bullet star rider. Combining history with new technology, this limited edition Bullet Trials Replica pays homage to our original brand ambassador and his success, the sports of Trials, and the early pioneering of Royal Enfield’s influence on motorcycle performance. Contact your local dealer for information on purchase, or click the button below for more details about this model.


New Apparel Catalogue

For Royal Enfield North America

Nothing says Happy Holidays like new, fun Royal Enfield Apparel! Have a look through the NEW Apparel Catalogue with over two dozen new items and allow yourself to be tempted. T-shirts, Jackets, Mugs, fun Coasters for your holiday beverages, and much more! Don’t miss out on the perfect Royal Enfield holiday gifts. It’s easy – Click below and send a request to your dealer.


Build Moto & Royal Enfield Partnership

Royal Enfield and BUILD Moto Mentor Program are joining forces in a unique partnership designed to use motorcycles to build positive futures for Wisconsin high school students. The BUILD program is a non-profit educational organization that pairs teams of high school students with bike-building mentors for the opportunity to learn trade and technical skills.

Through a new multi-year partnership, Royal Enfield will donate 16 Classic 500 motorcycles to the program along with parts, support and technical training mentors. The organization hopes the partnership will allow BUILD to grow the number of high schools in Wisconsin able to participate in the program.

Now in its tenth year, BUILD provides students with opportunities to learn trade skills including design, welding, fabrication, mechanical repair and machining as they relate to the motorcycle industry. In addition to acquiring technical skills, teams also participate in marketing and fundraising efforts promoting the program and host local events showcasing their work, growing their exposure to professional and life skills.

With the Holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to add Royal Enfield Genuine Motorcycle Accessories to your wish list. We’ve added new products for every model to the newly revised catalogue. From S&S slips ons for the Twins to Panniers for the the Himalayan and everything in-between.
So don’t just winterize…





AHDRA Schedule, Sponsors Coming Together

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AHDRA motorcycle drag racing series

news release 

AHDRA Schedule, Sponsors Coming Together 

Drag racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles collectively rejoiced two months ago when news broke that beloved racing organization AHDRA was firing back up and heading to the racetrack.  

Now AHDRA is announcing a complete schedule and class line-up, showing the tremendous sponsor response and sponsorship opportunities still available. 

The season opens at the traditional nitro Harley headquarters of Rockingham Dragway, moves north to Numidia, to the midwest at Cordova, west to Sturgis, north of the border to Quebec, then heads south to Atlanta, Orlando and Gainesville.

2020 AHDRA schedule

May 15-17 Rockingham Dragway, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA

presented by Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson

May 30-31 Numidia Dragway, Numidia, Pennsylvania, USA

presented by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson

July 3-5 Cordova International Raceway, Cordova, Illinois, USA

August 10-11 Sturgis Dragway, Sturgis, South Dakota, USA

August 29-30 Napierville Dragway, Napierville, Quebec, Canada

Nitro by invitation

October 2-4 Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia, USA

October 15-17 Orlando Speed World, Bithlo, Florida, USA

presented by MTC Engineering

November 6-8 World Finals at Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Florida, USA

including a $5000 All-Star race on Saturday night and the AHDRA banquet in Gainesville on November 9th

Current classes and sponsors

Top Fuel

Pro Fuel

Pro Dragster

Extreme Gas by GMS Racing Engines

Extreme Bagger by A-1 Cycles

Extreme V-Rod

Pro Mod by T-Man Performance,

Modified by Zippers Performance

Street Pro 9.70 by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson



11.50 by Crete’s Performance



But wait, there’s more! “At our first race, the one in Rockingham, we will be giving away a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide by a raffle,” said AHDRA President Bill Rowe Jr.

Rowe also notes there are many sponsorship opportunities still available for performance companies to hop on the AHDRA bandwagon. This one’s gonna be big!

Email Bill at or call him up at (484) 767-3908.

The new AHDRA website is at

The popular AHDRA Facebook group can be found at

The brand new AHDRA Facebook page is at

Mike Davis of Moto Lenz will be handling media relations.

“Thank you everyone for the amazing outpouring of support,” said Rowe. “I really didn’t know what to expect when we got into this, but the response has been amazing. Stay tuned for more news to come.”

AHDRA is owned by Pulse Marketing, the Hellertown, Pennsylvania-based motorsports promotion company run by veteran drag racer Rowe and his family.

AHDRA thanks Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson , , MTC Engineering , GMS Racing Engines , A-1 Cycles , T-Man Performance , Zippers Performance , and Crete’s Performance.


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Two years ago our entire town was on fire – we are not going to let a little morning sprinkle put a damper on this incredible show!
We have added new buildings if needed to accommodate our World Class Bike Show, Artists, Vendors, Bike Builders, and Guests!
Don’t miss out on the $5000 in Cash Prizes being awarded during our “Best Of” ceremony – there are amazing bikes already registered that are a must see!
We appreciate your continued loyalty and we will see you on Sunday!

Reality and Desperation Collide on the Climate Front

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By H. Sterling Burnett

Heartland Institute

Evidence is growing that climate alarmists—those peddling the delusion that human-caused climate change is destroying the Earth—are growing ever-more desperate.

Barely a day goes by without some so-called expert or group proclaiming the world has only one year, two years, 10 years, etc., to reduce fossil-fuel consumption substantially or else it will be too late to prevent multitudes of cascading global disasters that make the biblical plagues of Egypt pale by comparison.

Yet evidence shows people aren’t buying into the climate delusion. This has alarmists acting like used car salespersons, using increasingly dire and shrill language to get people to buy their “product,” which is ever-more-intrusive control over their lives.

For instance, an article in Breitbart notes, “Climate change alarmists are pushing for a change in vocabulary to scare people into taking global warming more seriously, starting with terms like ‘global meltdown’ and ‘climate collapse.’ Writing for AdAge (tellingly, an advertising journal) this week, Aaron Hall argues that in order to get people to ‘take action’ against climate change, ‘rebranding’ is crucial, since people … need to be shocked into the notion that the world as we know it is ending” (emphasis in original).

The push for “rebranding” comes as the United Nations reports governments around the world are failing to meet their greenhouse gas reduction commitments. The U.N.’s 2019 Emissions Gap report says global greenhouse gas emissions have grown by 1.5 percent every year over the past decade, despite governments’ repeated promises their policies would reduce emissions to prevent Earth’s temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. The United Nations says to keep temperatures within supposedly safe limits, governments must cut global emissions by a minimum of 7.6 percent each year between 2020 and 2030.

The problem for climate-delusion pushers is this: Although public opinion surveys taken in recent years usually show at least a slight majority of those surveyed are “moderately,” “very,” or “extremely” certain humans are causing climate change and are worried about it, the polls also consistently show the public isn’t willing to sacrifice much to prevent it.

In an August survey conducted by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, for example, more than 60 percent of survey respondents said they believed the world had fewer than 10 years to prevent the worst effects of climate change (with most of those respondents claiming the world has two years or fewer to act). Despite this, 51 percent of those surveyed would be “somewhat” or “strongly” opposed to paying a nominal $2 monthly tax on U.S. residential electric bills to pay for the fight against climate change, and 61 percent would reject a 10 cents per gallon increase in the gasoline tax for that purpose.

More recently, a November survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted by The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports found slightly less than half of those surveyed believe “human activity” is the primary cause of climate change. Even one in three Democrats surveyed rejected the idea. Interestingly, even though 63 percent of those surveyed said they believed it was very or somewhat likely climate change “will be catastrophic for humans, plants, and animals,” few of them were willing to call for dramatic action to prevent it. Only 34 percent of those who believe climate change is primarily caused by humans said the federal or state governments should limit air travel to help prevent it, and just 24 percent said governments should require people to limit their consumption of meat to fight climate change.

The public has backed up its words with actions. When governments in France and Chile pushed energy price increases to limit emissions to fight climate change, people rioted in the streets, eventually forcing their governments to back off proposed fossil fuel price hikes. Elsewhere, voters have replaced government leaders or parties pushing policies to meet their country’s emission reduction targets under the Paris climate agreement with people vowing to rescind energy taxes and focus instead on making energy cheaper and more abundant.

A majority of the public has rejected the climate delusion because they’ve reasonably concluded that although humans may be affecting the climate, the world isn’t going to end and proposals to fight climate change will cause them far more pain and suffering than climate change itself.

This situation has alarmists casting aspersions and looking for scarier “messaging,” as if selling climate change is a marketing campaign rather than an objective matter of science that has an enormous effect on freedom and prosperity.

Enjoy the show!

—    H. Sterling Burnett

Polaris Announces Changes To Senior Leadership Team

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Steven Menneto named president of Off Road; formerly president of Motorcycles
Michael Dougherty named president of Motorcycles
Chris Musso appointed senior vice president of Electrification Strategy; formerly president of Off Road

MINNEAPOLIS (December 6, 2019) — Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced several changes to its senior leadership team. Effective today, current president of Motorcycles, Steven Menneto, has been named president of Off Road; Michael Dougherty, president of International, has been named president of Motorcycles in addition to his role as president of International; and Chris Musso, president of Off Road, has been named to a new role as senior vice president of Electrification Strategy. All three leaders will continue to report to Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine.


“Sometimes to Think Outside you must look inwards. Winning the competitive battle requires us to allocate and utilize our resources optimally, and that begins with placing our most seasoned and proven executives in roles where they can assume broader responsibilities and deliver greater impact,” said Wine. “These leadership changes leverage existing talent, and add vital capability, as we further our efforts to be a customer-centric, highly efficient growth company.”


Steven Menneto announced as president of Off Road


As president of Off Road, Menneto is responsible for Polaris’ off-road vehicle (ORV) and snow business segments.


“Steve is a terrific leader who will build on the solid strategies that Chris and the Off Road team crafted over the last two years. With decades of experience in powersports, Steve has proven to be a staunch customer advocate and a successful leader who understands the industry from every angle,” said Wine. “His leadership of our Motorcycles business disrupted giants and I am confident in his ability to deliver even greater results as he reaccelerates growth in our Off Road business.”


During his four years as president of Motorcycles, Menneto successfully developed and cultivated a customer-first approach across the business. As the result of his leadership, Indian Motorcycle has been the fastest-growing motorcycle brand in the industry, gaining market share every year and leading the industry in owner satisfaction ratings. Menneto joined Polaris in 1997, following two years as a Polaris dealer. During his tenure at Polaris, Menneto has served in various leadership roles including vice president of Motorcycles and director of ORV Sales.


Michael Dougherty appointed president of Motorcycles


Dougherty succeeds Menneto as president of Motorcycles. Along with the responsibility for Polaris’ Motorcycles segment, Dougherty will remain president of International.


“Throughout his two decades with the company, Mike has played a significant role in fostering our powersports leadership on the global stage. He is a talented leader who has demonstrated an ability to conquer the multifaceted challenges commensurate with developing new markets and driving profitable growth over the long-term,” said Wine. “With Indian Motorcycle, our largest brand outside of North America, Mike’s rich international experience will prove invaluable to a business that is expecting continued growth from international consumers.”


Dougherty has been a key leader in steering the company’s global strategy and building the Polaris brand with its international customer base. He was named president of International in 2015 and under his guidance the company has grown international sales into a more than $800 million business; established a direct presence in 13 countries around the world, the most recent one being Japan; and set a path for continued growth outside of North America. During his time at Polaris, he has also served as the vice president of Asia Pacific and Latin America, vice president of Global New Market Development, and vice president and general manager of the ATV division.


Chris Musso in new role as senior vice president of Electrification Strategy


In this newly created role, Musso will coordinate across Polaris’ Powersports portfolio to advance the Company’s electrification strategy and expand on the groundwork established by Polaris’ current electric vehicle product offerings, which include GEM, Goupil and the RANGER EV. Musso joined Polaris in 2017 as president of Off Road.


Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.


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Monte has spent the last few days setting up for Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas, and man, the booth looks GREAT.   There’s Monte’s art on the walls, furniture by Ernie Apodaca, and sculpture by Jerry Vaughn… Three of the best in the business all in one space. 
If you are in Vegas (or can get a cheap flight) make sure to check it out!  Christmas is right around the corner, so make sure to pick up some gifts, either in person or online!  Check out the store and get your orders in soon!  At the top of this page, and directly below this message are two original pieces that Monte has taken to Vegas with him.  “Eagle Daughter”, above, is painted directly on soft leather, and “Sacred” below is one of the most evocative pieces I have ever seen.  Both are framed in hand carved custom frames that must be seen to be believed.  Kickstarter fulfillment is in full swing, and the orders have been sent to the printing companies.  All of you fine folks who backed the Menagerie campaign should expect to see your deliveries on time in January, and thanks again for your support! 
–Joshua –


5-Ball Gear – holiday discounts now

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The 5-Ball Pit Crew, Ballistic Nylon, light vest. Click to check the Leathers and books.


The lightweight Pit Crew Vest from 5-Ball Leathers is made from ballistic nylon. Ballistic nylon was originally was designed in WWII to repel flying shrapnel.

The collar on the Pit Crew Vest is a mandarin style – unfolded stand up style – measures 1 ¼”, leather trim around arm holes and leather trim accents on front flaps. It features:

  • (2) Cary pockets
  • (2) chest pockets with snap closures
  • Leather trim on 2 side pockets with zipper closures
  • (2) ¼” leather band around the bottom of the vest
  • Side flaps with 2 snaps to adjust your fit.


This vest comes with leather accents, two gun pockets (or for phone, cameras or tools) with holsters, several outside pockets, and an exclusive Bandit media pocket in the inside back, so you can carry your favorite Cycle Source issue, or your court file, if you’ll be standing in front of a judge.

5-Ball Leathers’ leather accents utilize Buffalo leather due to its excellent resistance to abrasion and wind. We honor those road warriors of the past with top-quality motorcycle gear.

We created a line of 5-Ball Jackets, vests and Jak Shirts for tough environments with industrial-strength construction. Whether you are heading to Sturgis or cross town in a rainstorm, our 5-Ball leather delivers comfort, security and good looks.

The Holiday Rush Bikernet Weekly News for December 5th, 2019, It’s Cool!

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Life is so interesting. Always remember two masterful quotes from folks on a much higher pay grade level than my humble self:

“Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end.”

“Think your absolute worst thought. Then take a breath and ponder the fact: It was just a thought.”



BMW’s new S 1000 XR all-season bike unveiled

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by Denis Droppa from

Improved agility, tech and midrange torque for BMW’s powerful adventure sport motorcycle.

With a superbike engine mounted in an adventure bike frame, the BMW S 1000 XR was an unusual concoction when it was first launched in 2015.

This powerful bike was never intended as a hardcore offroad machine, but had the raised ground clearance and suspension travel to be capable of mild dirt riding, meaning the journey needn’t end when tar gives way to gravel. Its upright seating position was also suited to long-distance riding comfort.

This adventure sport bike has gone on to become a popular model for the German brand, and the second-generation version has been unveiled as a lighter and more agile bike with an improved suite of safety- and convenience-enhancing electronics.

Making its world debut at the recent EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, the new S 1000 XR has shed 10kg and features a newly developed engine and suspension.

The suspension has been slimmed down, the frame and swing arm are now 1.8kg lighter, and the new double-sided swing arm reduces unsprung masses — all contributing to improved agility.

The updated engine is 5kg lighter and is based on the mighty four-cylinder 1,000cc unit used in BMW’s S 1000 RR superbike. While the 123kW and 113Nm outputs are unchanged, it has increased midrange power for enhanced rideability while fourth, fifth and sixth gears now have longer ratios to reduce noise and fuel consumption.

In addition to a smoother slipper clutch, the new S 1000 XR also features a new electronically controlled engine drag torque control (MSR) which prevents the rear wheel from slipping as a result of abrupt throttling or downshifting.

The new S 1000 XR has four standard Ride Modes — “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro”. In addition to throttle response, engine brake, ABS control and traction control, wheelie control can be configured separately.

ABS Pro takes braking safety a step further by working when the bike’s in a banked position.

Other standard features on the latest S 1000 XR include electronic suspension adjustment (ESA), while Dynamic ESA Pro is available as an optional extra with two damping modes (Road, Dynamic) and automatic load compensation.

The instrumentation is updated with a multifunction instrument panel on a 16.5cm TFT digital screen, which offers tailor-made displays for a range of different purposes.

A navigation system with app is included as standard. The TFT display is operated conveniently from the handlebars using the MMC (Motorcycle Multi Controller).

The front and rear lights are LEDs, and an optional Headlight Pro offers a cornering function for the headlight. Shift assist for clutchless up-/downshifts, and cruise control are other factory options.

A new frame layout provides provide improved support and knee grip, and BMW has revised the bodywork and ergonomics for more wind protection and comfort.

The new BMW S 1000 XR will go on local sale in the second quarter of next year.