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SUNNY BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS For March 14th, 2019

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Everything is beginning to Bloom

Everything seems to be falling into place for this year. The Salt Shaker is making major strides. The 20th Anniversary of the SmokeOut is coming together.

My plans have shifted regarding the Sturgis Run. I hope today to hear news about progress on the Wilmington waterfront and Yelvington shocks for the Salt Torpedo.

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Harley-Davidson looks to consolidate position in big bike segment in India

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One of the India Showrooms of Harley-Davidson

Last year, Harley-Davidson had reported sale of over 3,000 units in the country.

New Delhi: American cult bike manufacturer Harley-Davidson Thursday said it aims to further consolidate its position in the over 1,600-cc segment in India, which it currently dominates with over 90 per cent market share.

Economic Times Article: https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/two-wheelers/motorcycles/harley-looks-to-consolidate-position-in-big-bike-segment-in-india/68414005

The company launched its 1200-cc model Forty-Eight Special in India priced at Rs 10.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) here. It currently has four models in its big bike (over 1,600-cc) portfolio in the country.

“We definitely will be consolidating in the big bike segment,” Harley-Davidson India Managing Director Sajeev Rajasekharan told .

Sales in the 1,600-cc plus bike segment in India currently stands at over 600 units annually.

Rajasekharan said last few years have witnessed consistent growth in terms of big bikes; and the company has been able to maintain its leadership position.

“We expect the market to grow from this year as the trends have been positive. More models are there and road infrastructure has been improving. There is more awareness and all these factors will trigger further growth in the market,” he added.

Last year, Harley-Davidson had reported sale of over 3,000 units in the country. The company’s bikes are priced between Rs 5.33 lakh (Street 750) and Rs 50.53 lakh (CVO Limited).

When asked about the time-frame for introducing small capacity bikes in India, Rajasekharan said there is “not much to share on that”.

Last year, Harley-Davidson had announced plans to develop a 200-500 cc motorcycle through a strategic alliance in Asia which will be used to primarily fuel its growth in India.

On introducing its Livewire electric bike, he said, “We would launch it in the US and Europe; and when infrastructure is ready, Harley would look at spreading out to other markets as well.”

He said that there is a lot of emphasis on electric mobility in India and the company is very happy with the positive changes that are happening to get the environment more conducive for launch of such vehicles.

The company on Thursday also introduced an updated version of its touring bike Street Glide Special priced at Rs 30.53 lakh .

Commenting on this new edition, Rajasekharan said the bike now comes with an upgraded 1,868-cc engine and other accessories.

The model is one of the three touring models that Harley-Davidson sells in country right now. Other two have already been updated and launched.

Commenting on company completing ten years in India, Rajasekharan said this “is just the beginning as we remain the cruiser of choice for many riders. With the all-new Forty-Eight Special, the company takes its motorcycle line up in the country to 17 models”.

Over the past ten years one of every two big bikes sold in the country has been a Harley, he added.

Elaborating on company’s plans for the current year, Rajasekharan said Harley would add two more dealerships during the course of the year taking the total count to 33 from current 31 outlets.

“We also plan to add three lifestyle stores taking the count to 10. In the tenth year of operations in India we will have 43 touch points in all,” he added.

HIGHWAYMEN – Adventure Biker Fiction Book

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HIGHWAYMEN – Adventure Biker Fiction Book

E-book FREE from 15-March to 19-March on Amazon

Click: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PG5BDPD

Paperback for $ 8

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1799285219

The Highwayman’s life is such, too many people and too few relationships. These tales from distant roads describe with a pulp flavour the men on the run. They run from the law, from conformity, from daily grind, from love and from themselves. Indulge yourself in a fantastical world of adventure and possibility.

The rider loves nothing but his iron horse, but he is lured into temptations on his journey; can he defeat the demons of his past chasing him. Crime is an inevitable truth of modern society. The urban cowboy rides over obstacles to justice, crushing the evil-doers while saving the damsel in distress.

Mark Curer writes fascinating variables of Biker Fiction, shifting from loner to posse riders and from murder to romance. His style is unique, voice murky and words playful. His protagonists battle small goons to organised crime syndicates. The female characters are daring lady-luck and baring their heart. Change of times, change of roads, change of heart – you will go through all as you revel in the raw tales in this collection of short-stories.

Jawa and Jawa Forty Two deliveries to begin fourth week of March

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Classic Legends reintroduced Jawa Motorcycles in India on November 15, 2018, with three new models — Jawa, Jawa Forty Two and Jawa Perak.

  • Both Jawa and Jawa Forty Two get the same 293 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine.
  • The two models have been designed and developed from scratch.
  • Jawa Perak is powered by a 334 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine.

Jawa Motorcycles will begin the deliveries of its two new models — Jawa and Jawa Forty Two — from the fourth week of March. While Jawa is priced at Rs 1.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Jawa Forty Two is available for Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Mahindra & Mahindra’s subsidiary Classic Legends reintroduced Jawa Motorcycles in India on November 15, 2018, with three new models — Jawa, Jawa Forty Two and Jawa Perak. The online bookings for Jawa and Jawa Forty Two had commenced on the same day and closed on the midnight of December 25, 2018. With regard to Jawa Perak, which is priced at Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), it was announced that the bookings will open at a subsequent date.

Now, Classic Legends’ co-founder Anupam Thareja has said that the deliveries for Jawa and Jawa Forty Two across the country will start from fourth week of March as per the booking queue. By third week of the month, there will also be 100 Jawa Motorcycles showrooms in the country.

The moment of truth is here for #JawaMotorcycles. We were audacious and planned a 100 showrooms nationwide before starting delivery – that’s being done in record time by March 3rd week. Fourth week onwards, we will start delivery across the country as per the booking queue!
– Anupam Thareja (@reach_anupam) March 12, 2019

Both Jawa and Jawa Forty Two get the same 293 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine. It churns out 27 bhp and 28 Nm of torque. The motor complies with BS-VI norms. The two models have been designed and developed from scratch keeping in mind the distinctive character, unique sound, styling and riding experience. Jawa and Jawa Forty Two are tuned as retro and modern classics, respectively.

Jawa Perak is powered by a 334 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine. The powertrain develops 30 bhp and 31 Nm of torque.

California State Parks OHV grants and cooperative agreements program

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California State Parks OHV grants and cooperative agreements program seeking public comments – AMA Action Alert

The American Motorcyclist Association believes you may be interested in providing input to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide factual comments to the preliminary applications submitted for consideration during the 2018/19 grant cycle.

To review and comment visit olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx for more information. The public review and comment period the began on Tuesday, March 5, and ends at 5 p.m. Monday, May 6.

You may also submit your public comments in writing to the OHMVR Division at the address below.

California State Parks
OHMVR Division
1725 23rd St.,
Sacramento, CA 95816
Attention: Grants Manager

If you are not yet an AMA member, please join the AMA to help us fight efforts to restrict responsible motorized recreation. More members means more clout against our opponents, and your support will help us fight for your riding rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. To join, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

Please follow the AMA on Twitter @AMA_Rights and like us on Facebook.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this important program. If you submit written comments please email a copy to the AMA at grassroots@ama-cycle.org.

2019 Screamin’ Eagle Drag Team and H-D Factory Flat Track Team

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2019 Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines Drag Team and H-D Factory Flat Track Team Season Previews

Harley-Davidson is excited to share a preview of the 2019 NHRA Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Drag Team and Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team seasons.

2019 NHRA Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Drag Team

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team opens its 17th season of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla.

The team will begin pursuit of a 10th Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a three-rider squad, as Angelle Sampey joins Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec on Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ competition motorcycles. The trio of veteran riders have won a combined 12 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle titles.

“We will be bringing a formidable team to the track at Gainesville,” said Vance & Hines Motorsports owner Terry Vance. “Three former champions with all the savvy and experience it takes to reach the pinnacle of our sport, backed by a strong team in the pits and Harley-Davidson V-Twin power. We are racing in a very competitive class but we expect to be one of the teams to beat for the championship this season.”

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team races competition drag bikes are inspired by the Harley-Davidson Street Rod production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine.

The Gatornationals is the first of 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series schedule. After the first 10 events, the points are re-set for the top-10 riders that then qualify for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs (the final six races), with the season ending in November at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.

2019 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team

The Harley-Davidson® Factory Flat Track Racing Team is preparing to open the 2019 American Flat Track (AFT) Twins season on March 14 at the Daytona TT at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Factory Team riders Sammy Halbert and Jarod Vanderkooi will contest the 18-race AFT series aboard Harley-Davidson® XG750R competition motorcycles prepared by Factory Team partner Vance & Hines Motorsports.

The team will field an all-new XG750R flat tracker for 2019, according to Vance, with a new chassis and a revised liquid-cooled, fuel-injected and race-tuned 750cc Harley-Davidson® Revolution X™ V-Twin based on the production engine originally designed for the Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle.

The Daytona TT will provide an interesting test for the Harley Factory Team and other AFT competitors. A new 0.6-mile course will for the first time utilize the paved front straight of the historic Daytona International Speedway tri-oval, requiring racers to transition from dirt to pavement to dirt on each lap while negotiating left- and right-hand turns and a jump on the dirt section laid out on the infield of the speedway.

Flat track is the most-historic form of American motorcycle racing and Harley-Davidson has been part of the sport since the heyday of the Harley “Wrecking Crew” teams of the 1920s. In 2019 the Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team will compete on a diverse 18-event AFT Twins schedule that includes six miles, five half-miles, three short tracks and four TT courses. After a one-year hiatus So-Cal Half Mile at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., (May 11) returns to the schedule.

S&S Cycle’s Shadow Pipe for the Sidewinder 2 into 1 Exhaust!

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Love the performance of a two into one, but need the aesthetic of dual exhaust on your touring bike?

The folks at S&S Cycle completely get it.

The big power of their stepped header Sidewinder 2:1 system is the ultimate addition to any performance bagger and to keeps things balanced, they just launched their Shadow pipe.

Perfectly matched to the 4.5” Sidewinder system, the Shadow pipe fills the left side gap under your saddlebag for a well sorted symmetrical look. Check out both the Sidewinder and Shadow pipe for 1995-2019 HD touring models

https://www.sscycle.com/sidewinder-2-into-1

S&S has successfully developed its own emissions testing laboratory. It is a recognized testing facility by the US Environmental Protection Agency and is listed on the California Air Resources Board’s list of approved independent test laboratories for testing of aftermarket products on motorcycles.

The S&S Emissions Certification Laboratory (ECL) is capable of performing both exhaust emissions and evaporative emissions testing. The ECL is set up specifically for testing vehicles in the power sports industry. Motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, scooters, and trikes are all welcome candidates for testing at S&S.

S&S Cycle, Inc. exhaust systems and slip-on mufflers are legal for sale and use on U.S. EPA and California pollution controlled motorcycles not originally equipped with a catalyst in the exhaust system. In addition S&S slip-on mufflers are legal for sale and use on U.S. EPA and California pollution controlled motorcycles that have the catalyst located in the header pipes upstream of the muffler.

Sons Of Speed Race in Daytona

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Billy Lane’s Sons of Speed races were held at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday March 9, 2019 with a large turnout of riders and spectators.

Bikernet had a crew there and we will have numerous articles on the event soon.

In the meantime here are some shots.

Jasmine Cain Returns March 29 with “BE BRAVE”

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Produced by Caleb Sherman (Rex Brown, The Lacs), “Be Brave” Appears on SEVEN (Cain’s 7th LP) Releasing May 10

Listen to “Be Brave” https://soundcloud.com/1888media/jasmine-cain-be-brave/s-BAdcR

Nashville Album Release Show, Star Wars Themed Cantina Party, May 4 at Little Harpeth Brewery

Coast to Coast Tour Includes Bike Weeks in Daytona Beach, Arizona, Myrtle Beach and Sturgis

Nashville, TN: Music City Mayhem ‘Female Rock Vocalist of the Year’ and bassist extraordinaire Jasmine Cain has announced the March 29 release of “Be Brave,” the first single from her forthcoming album, SEVEN. With shimmering vocals and her trademark bassline, the melodic mid-tempo rocker recalls the best of Halestorm, Heart and Whitesnake. Inspired by her best friend, and lifetime co-writer, Paige Logan, Cain shaped the song with her friend’s infinite wisdom, “She has been my female inspiration for many of my transitions in life. I’ve seen her face almost everything life can throw at you, and each time she walked through the fire and came out of the ashes on the other side better than she was before. When I asked her how she does it, this is her only advice. Be brave.”

Brave is the first taste of SEVEN, Cain’s seventh album, and her first since 2016’s White Noise, a breakthrough album that featured Jeff LeBar of Cinderella and Michael Starr of Steel Panther. SEVEN is more than a number, it’s a life path that she connects to on a deeply spiritual level, “The number seven is about harmony and allowing yourself to think outside the box. I needed a new direction and fresh ideas and so I created my own trinity of sound with the help of some key element players and together we pushed through the boundaries I had locked myself into a new dimension that is SEVEN.”

Three years in the making, and due for release on May 10, Cain has delivered her magnum opus, packed with her most personal burdens, unpacked with emotional clarity and executed with a searing urgency. Anthems like “Let It Go” and “Ghost” showcase her incredible range as a vocalist, finding strength from scars while the razor sharps riffs of “Money,” Burnout” and “Real World” show that this power trio is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.

Produced by Caleb Sherman, known for his work with The Lacs and Rex Brown of Pantera, the 10-track album deftly layers the edginess of Active Rock with the pop sensibilities of Adult Contemporary to create a comprehensive journey that stakes its claim as a towering achievement of classic rock and modern music. In addition to Sherman, who adds keys, synth, guitars, bass, and background vocals, Mills Logan was at the controls as recording and mixing engineer with contributions from songwriters Paige Logan, Monique Staffile (HER), and Kevin Bebout and all-star musicians including guitarists Jordan Roepke, and Kenny Olson (Kid Rock) and Accept drummer Christopher Williams.

In conjunction with the album release, Jasmine launched a Patreon to give her rabid “Cainiacs” exclusive access to subscriber-only videos, limited edition posters, behind-the-scenes photos and two bonus cuts not appearing on the album, the soul-baring, “Hurt” and a cover of “E.T.” by Katy Perry. Patrons will also have the opportunity to partake in VIP meetups.

Taking the show on the road is what she loves the most, logging 150 dates per year. 2019 will see her go coast-to-coast, from the beaches of South Carolina to the sands of San Diego including multi-date stints at bike weeks in Daytona Beach, Scottsdale, Myrtle Beach, Galveston, TX and Sturgis, SD. For her album release show in Nashville, she’s hosting a raucous celebration at Little Harpeth Brewery in East Bank. Dubbed “May The 4th Be With You,” her Star Wars themed Cantina Party will include a costume contest, burlesque, prop replicas, a Stormtrooper DJ and a full bore rock show. In addition to standard general admission tickets, a limited number of VIP passes will be offered that include a private viewing area and a special meet ’n’ greet with Jasmine and Femi Taylor (Oola from Return of the Jedi). For more info / tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jasmine-cain-tickets-55703140593

Endorsed by Warwick Basses, Teye Guitars, GHS Strings, Elixir Strings, Shure, Westone Audio, Traynor Amplification, Epiphone, Larrivée Acoustic Guitars, Peavey and Line 6 Wireless, Cain has amassed a loyal worldwide fanbase, playing 1500+ shows/festivals over the past decade, including gigs with Quiet Riot, Great White, Jackyl, Winger, Heart, Vixen, Skid Row, Bullet Boys, Lita Ford, 38 Special, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Blackstone Cherry, Powerman 5000, Finger 11, Theory of a Deadman, My Darkest Days and Three Days Grace.

TOUR DATES
3/07 – Cartersville, GA @ Sixes Tavern (Bike Night)
3/11 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Dirty Harry’s (Bike Week)
3/12 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Dirty Harry’s (Bike Week)
4/06 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Dirty Dogg Saloon (Bike Week)
4/07 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Dirty Dogg Saloon (Bike Week)
4/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cactus Jack’s
4/14 – San Diego, CA @ Tipsy Crow (2pm)
4/14 – San Diego, CA @ Goodbar (8pm)
4/20 – Cave Creek, AZ @ Roadhouse
4/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Golden Nugget
4/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Golden Nugget
5/03 – Atwood, YN @ Friday Night Boogie Hollar
5/04 – Nashville, TN @ Little Harpeth Brewery (Album Release)
5/10 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Hard Rock
5/12 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
5/13 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
5/15 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Suck Bang Blow
5/16 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Suck Bang Blow
5/17 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Suck Bang Blow
5/26 – Sandusky, OH @ Jimmy Bukkett’s (Bike Week)
6/01 – Fairborn, OH @ Sugar Mellon’s

Jasmine Cain
SEVEN
1. Burnout
2. Do It For You
3. Be Brave
4. Are You Ready
5. Let It Go
6. Money
7. Ghost
8. Real World
9. Powers
10. Longshot

ONLINE
http://jasminecain.com
http://twitter.com/jasminecainrock
http://instagram.com/jasminecain
http://www.facebook.com/jasminecainrocks
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Gq3cAe5zmaYP9ApN56mib

Help support Bikers Inside the Beltway 2019!

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Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Wind,

Although we may have never met, I believe that I know you. Yeah, that may seem a little presumptuous on my part, especially since I’m going to ask you for money.

However, before I ask, please allow me to introduce myself:  Fifty plus years riding; forty plus years motorcyclist rights advocacy; thirty plus years committed to the mission of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. And, as I said to MRF members last year…  “We may not know each other and we may not have a lot in common, but we do have at least two things that we value… Our past and our futures are woven together with the love of motorcycles and our love of freedom.”

Your rights, your motorcycle, and your lifestyle are under siege.Nope, that’s not some cliché from a well-paid Madison Avenue advertising agency. It’s real, and it’s happening on a regular basis. However, the MRF is relentlessly working to keep the siege at bay. MRF members are updated regularly on profiling, the Road to Zero, E-15, driver-less vehicles, plus an almost never-ending series of attacks on our rights, our motorcycles, and our lifestyle.

Thanks to you and the generosity of other MRF members in 2018, the MRF took the most successful ever Bikers inside the Beltway (BITB) to members of Congress. Over 150 motorcyclists representing 33 states, 40 motorcycle clubs and independent riders converged on Washington with one purpose – to repel the siege!

However, the work is not complete.

The approval of the anti-profiling resolution (S. Res.154) by the Senate in December 2018 came from a determination by the MRF and dedication by MRF members. All-encompassing planning was at the root of that success. BITB is successful and a tribute to its conceptual father, “Boz” Kerr, because extensive planning is at the top of our list.

With a pre-event briefing and Q&A the day before, participants are given a “playbook,” well-schooled on the issues, appointment times, and what to expect when meeting with their members of Congress. That playbook is used throughout the year.

In addition to the playbook and “leave-behinds,” the MRF’s 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Priorities is a working game plan on what’s important to MRF members as we prepare to meet the next session of Congress. For more details on the 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Priorities, go to www.MRF.org.

 

On May 21, 2019, the MRF brings a well-orchestrated counterattack on the siege against your rights, your motorcycle and your lifestyle back to where it all begins – Capitol Hill.As always, you are invited to join this group of dedicated and determined freedom fighters as we take our message directly to our friends and adversaries in Congress.

Thanks to you and the generosity of other MRF members, expenses for BITB 2018 were paid without taxing the MRF treasury.  The ancillary costs for printing, permits, and related expenses are nearly $5,000. We are once again appealing to your generosity and your belief that the MRF is on task with BITB.

When talking with members at the Meet of the Minds and Bikers inside the Beltway, I’m confident that you value your motorcycle and your freedom as much as I valuemine.  Your contribution of $10, $20, $50, or $100 will help your MRF bring the voice of motorcyclists to members of Congress. With the leave-behind handouts that your contribution helps purchase, members of Congress and their staff will be remindedthat the MRF is not going to be ignored, forgotten, or go away!

The legacy of Boz Kerr will continue when your MRF leads Bikers inside the Beltway to Capitol Hill. Again, we would like you to join us on that ride as we once again take our message directly to members of Congress.

Schedule too jammed to attend BITB?  Please go to www.MRFA&E.ORG to make a tax-deductible contribution of $10, $20, $50, or $100 to raise funds needed to offset the administrative and printing costs of sponsoring BITB 2019.  Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness & Education, Inc. (MRF A&E) is a not for profit 501(c)3 and sponsors BITB with an awareness presentation to members of Congress.

 

OR … Mail your contribution to:

Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness & Education, Inc.,

2221 S. Clark St.; 11th Floor

Arlington VA 22202

 

Your support of BITB is much appreciated!  The efforts to promote and protect the rights of motorcyclists could not be done without members such as yourself. 

Yours in Freedom,

Fred Harrell

Director, Conferences & Events

 

P.S. Rooms at the Governor’s House Inn and Clarion Hotels are still available. However, this year’s BITB may rival last year’s record-setting success.  The event is free, but you must make your hotel reservations no later than April 19.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you in Washington on May 21!!

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.