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Triumph Motorcycles Launches New Online Store

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Bridgeline Digital, Inc, The Digital Engagement Company, has announced the launch of a new B2C website for the United States subsidiary of Triumph Motorcycles. Triumph's online storefront is the first to launch on the new eCommerce Fulfilled platform offered by Bridgeline Digital. eCommerce Fulfilled deeply integrates Bridgeline's iAPPS Commerce platform with the power of warehouse and supply chain logistics to provide customers with a seamless end-to-end solution.

Read more on this topic in today's news on Bikernet.

Cycle Pedic Seats Are Much More Than Cushions

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Cycle Pedic is an ergonomic motorcycle seat for all motorcycle riders, designed to relieve pressure from your prostate and tailbone.

Rush Racing carries an impressive product line that visibly goes beyond just motorcycle exhaust. Check out Cycle Pedic, a line of seats that feature a waterproof vinyl liner, waterproof seams, molded injected polyurethane foam, engineered gel polymer, and a new ergonomic stainless steel base. The seat base is designed utilizing deep-draw technology to provide you with a 304 stainless steel seat pan that is rust and corrosion resistant. All Cycle Pedic seats are designed with the latest technology in hardware and software to ensure that you get only the most technologically advanced comfortable seat.

All Cycle Pedic seats come sealed from the inside out so that no moisture can soak into the seams. Standard seats come with a dense memory foam. Cycle Pedic seats have 3 different layers of different density memory foam, and at the bottom of the seat is our “Impact Gel” along with a channel that makes for a very comfortable ride. The ST0120 comes with everything for the rider, the ST0130 comes with everything for the rider and passenger.

ST0110 / Cruiser – No Channel / MSRP – $399.95

ST0120 / Cycle Pedic – W/Channel / MSRP – $499.95

ST0130 / Cycle Pedic 2 – W/Dual Channel / MSRP – $599.95

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RIVERA PRIMO to exhibit at the BIG BIKE EUROPE expo in May 2013

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RIVERA PRIMO is to exhibit at BIG BIKE EUROPE in 2013.

Celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2013, Executive Director, and well known custom parts industry veteran Ben Kudon, said that "we are excited about the opportunity that Big Bike Europe will provide for meeting our European distributors, their dealers and the riders who enjoy our products."

"Down the years we have found that riders in Europe appreciate and respect our brand and products, and have a high level of technical appreciation when it comes to getting the best performance and handling from their motorcycles. At a time of flux in the motorcycle industry expo scene, we think that the focus of BIG BIKE EUROPE on such riders and their dealers represents a vibrant new approach, one with great potential."

BIG BIKE EUROPE is an all-new, non-selling 'Pro-Grade' expo concept for the motorcycle industry in Europe, with the primary focus being on parts, accessories, custom, performance, service, workshop and tuning.

BIG BIKE EUROPE is the new, permanent host event for the acclaimed AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building (2013 will see the World Championship mark its 10th anniversary and first ever appearance in Europe), and will stage the first annual International Motorcycle/Custom Industry Conference.

BIG BIKE EUROPE will be a three-day expo, offering exhibitors an all-new Invitational/Open-Admittance attendance strategy.

The first day (Friday May 10th, 2013) is an "Invitation Only" day set aside for motorcycle dealers, custom shops, custom motorcycle builders and customizers and their invited 'VIP Riders'.

The weekend (Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th) is open to general public, rider and enthusiast attendance.

It is estimated that some two thirds of the value of the European motorcycle market resides with the owners of Europe's 'Big Bikes' – the one-third of motorcycles of over 250cc (source: ACEM).

In addition to a local population of some 18 million "high percentage motorcycle ownership" consumers within a 100km radius of Essen, Germany (where BIG BIKE EUROPE is being staged), research suggests that some 60 plus percent of Europe's franchised motorcycle dealers and custom shops are within a three or four hour ride of Essen; with some 65 percent plus of Europe's large displacement road-registered motorcycles of all kinds, including Harleys, being within a 400 to 500 km radius of the venue (sources: International Motorcycle Industry Index, Moto Big Book, AMD Magazine, International Dealer News).

www.bigbikeeurope.com
www.riveraprimoinc.com

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EPA may no longer require minimum gas purchase at certain pumps

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is apparently scrapping its requirement that all consumers buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps that dispense the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. 

The EPA first revealed its minimum-purchase requirement to the AMA in a letter dated Aug. 1, responding to AMA concerns that E15 — a gasoline formulation that contains up to 15 percent ethanol by volume — could be put in motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle gas tanks inadvertently when consumers used blender pumps. A blender pump dispenses different fuel blends through the same hose, and the vast majority of motorcycles and ATVs in use today aren't designed to operate on E15 fuel. 

The EPA had said that the minimum purchase requirement was meant to dilute any residual E15 fuel left in the hose. 

On Dec. 17, in response to ongoing AMA concerns, the EPA indicated to the AMA that it would no longer require a minimum purchase of four gallons. Instead, the EPA will now likely require a label on blender pumps that dispense E10 and E15 through the same hose that state the pump is solely for passenger cars and trucks. 

In addition, the EPA indicated it will require stations that sell E15 to also have a pump with a dedicated E10 hose for use by motorcycles and other vehicles the EPA hasn't approved for E15 use. 

"With E15 gasoline, our members who make a concerted effort to fuel their motorcycles or ATVs with E10-or-less gasoline may be unknowingly refueling with residual fuel left in the hose," Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations, had said to the EPA before the agency's Dec. 17 comments. 

"Unlike an automobile or SUV that has a large fuel tank, the residual fuel left in a fueling hose could be detrimental to the performance of motorcycle or ATV engines due to the small size of their fuel tanks and the higher concentration of ethanol that would, therefore, be present in the fuel," Allard had said. "In addition, the use of E15 will lower fuel efficiency and possibly cause premature engine failure. Use of E15 fuel voids many manufacturer warranties. In off-road engines, the effects can even be dangerous for users." 

The AMA has repeatedly expressed concerns to government officials and federal lawmakers about possible damage to motorcycle and ATV engines caused by the inadvertent use of E15 when the new fuel becomes widely available, and has asked that motorcycles and ATVs be part of any scientific study into the effects of E15. 

Ethanol is essentially grain alcohol produced from crops such as corn that is mixed with gasoline to produce an ethanol-gasoline blend motor fuel. In October 2010, the EPA approved the use of E15 in model year 2007 and newer light-duty vehicles (cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles). Then, in January 2011, the EPA added model year 2001-06 light-duty vehicles to the approved list. 

No motorcycles or ATVs are currently on the list.

Custom Cycle Control Systems Simplified Air Suspension/SAS

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Custom Cycle Control Systems announced today a new 30 day money back guarantee on the newly engineered Simplified Air Suspension/SAS, Additionally, they introduced a lifetime warranty on all of the machined parts. If a rider ever experiences any problems, take off the SAS (it only take a few minutes), send it back and you'll receive a reconditioned or new unit…no questions asked! MSRP is now $1,395.00 and dealer cost is only $1,116.00. Once any dealer buys 3 units total, the dealer price falls from $1,116.00 to only $1,032.00 per unit. As an added incentive, all dealers buying 2 or more at the same time will pay ONLY $1,000.00 per SAS unit.

The SAS is super easy to install and comes complete with mounting instructions. There's no compressor to mount, no pressure hoses to run, no fittings to fail…All you have to do is replace your old shocks with a new SAS unit and wire an on/off switch directly to the battery. Stay EPA Compliant on stock HD's by not having to move canisters to make room for an ugly compressor. Fits all soft tail Harley-Davidson's as well as custom production bikes. Its water-resistant design is perfect for those that ride in inclement weather and they are manufactured right here in the USA.

Raise and lower your rear end at the touch of a button.  Add air pressure to improve ride quality during changing road conditions or while hauling added weight.  Also improving the ride quality is a "pre-set factory" dampening valve. At approximately 150 psi, the bike will be fully raised and the suspension will be resting on its piston bumpers at *maximum ride height*. After that your height will not change, but you can continue to increase air pressure for improved riding during cornering or with a passenger.

Check them out online at www.customcyclecontrols.com.

Bikernet Video Treat: 1915 Indian Racer

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Starting a 1915 Indian 61cu.in. boardtrack racer in Nederweert, Netherlands. Look at the flames coming out of the ported cylinder heads.

There's a sense of raw power coming from this primitive motorcycle; something we can all appreciate today. This really is a treat for all motorheards. Have your kids or grandkids check this one out and spread the passion!