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Industry Pulse: Veltri Joins Mustang As Director Of Sales

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Long-time motorcycle industry sales and marketing exec Steve Veltri is back in the saddle again, signing on with Mustang Motorcycle Products, LLC after a brief stint in the wholesale irrigation business. V-Twin dealers will recognize Steve from his time as the VP of Sales & Marketing for Custom Chrome for more than a decade, and it is this experience that makes him an ideal fit for Mustang. Veltri becomes Mustang’s Director of Sales, effective immediately.
 
With more than 30 years serving the motorcycle market, Mustang has established itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket motorcycle seats. “Now we have to focus on the ride ahead, and we feel the addition of Steve to the team will help us accelerate the brand’s evolution,” says Mustang Product Manager, Matt Kulman. “Steve’s experience with distribution, business development, strategic planning and leadership in both the Metric and V-Twin market really make him the perfect candidate.”
 
However, it was Veltri’s work with a network of more than 5,000 Harley-Davidson® franchises and independent dealers around the world that solidified his opportunity with Mustang. After starting with CCI as a sales rep in 1991, Steve fast-tracked through the ranks, becoming a regional sales manager, national sales manager, VP of sales and ultimately VP of sales & marketing for the distribution giant. “Quite simply, he has the skills and the contacts that Mustang needs to add to the mix moving forward,” says Mustang Marketing Director, Marilyn Simmons.
 
“I’m excited to be back in the industry I’ve called ‘Home’ for many years,” adds Veltri. “The opportunity to help Mustang succeed in its strategic goals and expand the company’s reach with my industry friends is a unique opportunity… and one I couldn’t refuse.” Steve will be Mustang’s sales advocate, visiting distributors, dealers, doing ride-alongs with sales reps and conducting training sessions on the road. “My mission is to make the motorcycle market aware of the new Mustang: Clean, Class, Comfort.”
 
All Mustang seats for Metric Cruisers and H-D® models are still proudly handcrafted in the USA. For more information, click on MustangSeats.com, “Like” us on Facebook or call (800) 243-1392.

Motorcycle Mission Goes Global

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 Two years ago, a Mitchell woman wanted to do something to give back to her community. So she started a program that would help at risk girls at the Abbott House. Little did she know at the time, her idea would wind up helping hundreds of girls around the world, one wrench at a time.
The girls at the Abbott House have restored and customized two Harley Davidson motorcycles over the past couple of years.  The most recent one will be raffled off next week to help raise money for the Abbott House.

The restoration project is through a program called Helping with Horsepower, an idea that was kick started by Laura Klock of Klock Werks.

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J&P Cycles Slashes Shipping Rates In March

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It's time to start gearing up for the riding season anywhere East of the Rockies as spring is around the corner. Make sure your battery is in operating condition and that you have new oil for your engine and trans. J&P Cycles has everything you need to pull your bike out of hibernation and is offering reduced shipping rates.

Check it all out at the J&P Cycles site by hitting their ad banner at the bottom of this post.

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The Contour Wheel Collection by Performance Machine

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Are you looking for the best of the best when it comes to motorcycle wheels? 

Well here you go, we present to you the new Contour Collection. This unique, high-end

Collection of wheels includes two designs to start the product launch – the Revel and the

Virtue.  Take a good look at the designs and you’ll notice there’s a whole new dimension

to these billet beauties.  It starts with a re-engineering of the forged blank by adding

material from the hub to the rim lip area.  This provides the means for a deeper machine

cut – therefore adding the most custom and inspiring motorcycle wheel design in the world.

Wouldn’t you agree!

Contour Collection Wheel pricing starts at $1399.95.

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FIM And TTXGP Teaming Up To Promote New Electric Motorcycle Road Racing Series

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The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with TTXGP to promote a new series of electric powered motorcycle road racing events. This agreement lays the groundwork for growth and a higher profile for the sport.

The new series will initially be run as a World Cup and as a support class to other FIM Championships events. For the inaugural season in 2013, it will consist of four events in both Europe and the USA, and a Final in Asia. And for 2014, it will revert to a championship calendar with a minimum of six events over three continents.

The next milestone of this new concept comes in 2015, when this FIM Championship becomes a headline event in its own right with a global calendar.

Since first FIM World records in 1994 and the first Road racing event held in 2009 by TTXGP, electric powered motorcycles have shown huge improvements in both range and power. The new e-Road Racing series will provide an intercontinental platform for the development of electric powered two-wheelers and showcase their great potential as clean sports and road vehicles.

FIM President Vito Ippolito said of the groundbreaking new series: “Through this agreement, we are taking another important step towards the growth and promotion of clean electric road racing. The FIM is committed to furthering sports events for electric motorcycles which will certainly be a major component of the motor sport of the future”.

TTXGP founder Azhar Hussain considers the agreement a milestone in the development of electric motor sport: “This partnership with the FIM clears the way for a single destination for all the world’s innovators to drive the next generation of technologies for competitive motor sport beyond the grid. We look forward to working with the FIM on this exciting project”.

The name of the series and the 2013 calendar will be released shortly.

LS2 Helmets Something for Everyone

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LS2 makes over 26 helmets designs from high end motorcycle racing helmets to Beanies designed for comfort and reasonably priced. All of LS2 helmets, including Beanie, Open Face, Motocross, Full Face, and Module helmets designed for both adult and junior motorcyclists and are made of quality polycarbonates, fiberglass and carbon fibers.READ FULL STORY

DAKOTA DIGITAL INTRODUCES NEW ANALOG/DIGITAL DIRECT PLUG-IN BAGGER GAUGES!

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Finally a set of analog gauges for your motorcycle that you can get excited about!  Dakota Digital is proud to introduce the MVX Series Analog/Digital Bagger Gauges! 

 

With 2 bezel options, 4 background choices and 7 lighting colors to choose from, the combinations are nearly endless.  Personalize your gauge set by programming the pointer, backlight, and LCD Message center colors independently.  Whether installing a 6 gauge set, or building your perfect 2-8 gauge set from our a la carte offerings, you will get all 7 gauge readings displayed in the Speedometer and Tachometer LCD readouts (Speed, RPM, Volts, Fuel, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Air Temp), as well as Miles to Empty, and performance readouts (0-60 speed and time, and ¼ mile speed and time). 

 

·       7 lighting colors available: Red, Green, Blue, Teal, Magenta, Amber, White

·       4 background options to choose from: Black/Red, Black/Gray, White/Red, and White/Gray.

·       Chrome or Black bezels available

·       Add-on modules will be available in late 2013 to accommodate Boost, Air Pressure, and Compass

·       Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA!

 

The MVX-8K series 6 gauge kits retail for $1,499 and are covered by a 24 month warranty against manufacturer defects.  Available summer 2013!

For more information contact DAKOTA DIGITAL INC, 4510 W. 61ST STREET NORTH, SIOUX FALLS, SD 57107, call 1- 800-593-9706 to order a catalog, or visit our website at www.dakotadigital.com/MVX