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Motor Trike Announces New Electric Reverse

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Motor Trike, Inc. announced the release of a new Electric Reverse for their GTX and Vortex conversions.

The Motor Trike GTX conversion fits the Harley Davidson® 1200 & 883 Sportsters™
The Motor Trike Vortex conversion fits the Victory Cross Country™, Cross Country Tour™, Cross Roads™, and Hard-Ball™

With Motor Trike’s new electric reverse installed on either the GTX or Vortex, parking anywhere is made possible with just the press of a button.

The Company is currently taking orders at a price of $1,395.00. The Motor Trike Electric Reverse will be available on 9/1/2012.

Headquartered in Troup, TX, Motor Trike, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading trike conversion manufacturers.

– Motor Trike’s Electric Reverse makes parking anywhere possible.
– Easy to use with step-by-step instructions included.
– No modification of bike required.
– Fit options: Motor Trike Gladiator, Vortex, and GTX – All years.
– Custom engineered in-house and made in the USA.
– Electronic warranty registration process, no paperwork necessary.
– Powerful and Reliable Motor
– Stand-alone system that does not affect the original transmission.
– Reverse can be installed on the kit from the factory, leaving only plug and play harness connections to complete the installation.
– Comes with a one-year unlimited mile parts-only warranty.

Coolbeth Places Fifth On Factory Harley At Indy Mile

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Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team rider Kenny Coolbeth finished fifth in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship on the Lucas Oil Indy Mile at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The race was won by South East Harley-Davidson rider Sammy Halbert, riding a Harley-Davidson®  XR750 motorcycle.

The Indy Mile race marked a return to action for Coolbeth, who was injured on June 30 in a race at Lima, Ohio. Coolbeth finished third in his heat race to qualify for the main. Coolbeth raced with the lead pack in the second half of the race before slipping back in the final laps.

“I guess I got the rust off tonight, and this was a good result for us,” said Coolbeth. “We were right up there at the end. I’ve been working to maintain my fitness while I recovered from the broken leg, but tonight was actually the first time I’ve been on a motorcycle sinceLima. The track was forgiving so this was a good way to get back into the action, but I think I’m ready to go.”

Zanotti Racing/Schaeffer`s Harley-Davison rider Jake Johnson, Crosley Radio Kawasaki rider Bryan Smith and Halbert led the first segment of the 25-lap main, with less than 0.200 seconds separating the trio. The race was stopped on lap 11 when Johnson crashed and retired for the night. On the restart a pack of six riders including Halbert, Rogers Racing/Blue Springs Harley-Davidson rider Jared Mees, Werner-Springsteen Racing Kawasaki rider Brandon Robinson, Dodge Brothers Racing rider Brad Baker, Foremost Insurance Ducati rider Henry Wiles and Coolbeth ran together, with Coolbeth running as high as fifth and within 0.245 seconds of the leader. Smith’s motorcycle expired on the restart and he was out. Robinson led laps 14 to 22 before giving way to Halbert, who held on to win by just 0.026 seconds over Robinson. Mees was third, 0.194 seconds behind Halbert. Wiles was fourth, followed by Coolbeth and Baker. With his first AMA Pro Mile win, Halbert has now completed the cycle of wins on Mile, Short-Track, TT, and Half-Mile courses.

Earlier in the evening, Smith won the four-lap Dash for Cash sprint bonus race.

After 10 of 16 AMA Grand National events, Mees leads the series with 201 points. Halbert moves up to second place with 180 points, followed by Johnson with 173 points, Smith with 122, and Wiles with 115. Coolbeth, who missed four races while injured, is in 10th place with 71 points.

The Grand National Twins will next race on September 2 on the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Wyman and O’Hara Split AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Races at Indianapolis

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Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D) and Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade rider Tyler O’Hara each posted wins in the doubleheader round of the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 series last weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to open the five-race XR Showdown championship chase and set up a thrilling three-race climax to the 2012 season.

From the beginning of the weekend it appeared that MOB Racing’s P.J. Jacobson, a 2010 XR1200 series race winner who was making his first appearance of the 2012 season in the class, would be the spoiler and the man to beat at Indy after posting a dominant qualifying time on Friday nearly 1.5 seconds quicker than the next fastest challenger. And midway through Saturday’s Race 1, that was the story that was developing, after Jacobsen fought back against an early charge by O’Hara, who led the first two laps of the race, and had cleared the field by a sizable margin. Jacobsen eventually built a 4-second lead by lap five and appeared to be cruising to victory. But disaster struck the New York native, who races fulltime in the British Superbike series, when fluids leaking from his machine caused him to crash on lap six. After he went down, chaos broke out on the track, as several following riders subsequently crashed, causing a red flag stoppage of the race.

With track conditions too poor to restart the race, AMA Pro officials reverted to the order of the previous lap and provisionally awarded the victory to Jacobsen. However, after a post-race investigation revealed his motorcycle had been the cause of the fluid on the track, Jacobsen was relegated to last place in the running order, which elevated Wyman to the win, his fourth of the season. Benjamin Carlson (Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson) and XP Motorsports/Rossiter’s Harley-Davidson’s Michael Corbino rounded out the podium.

“P.J. had a few seconds on me and I saw him crash but just as I processed what had happened I went down. It happened that fast. I got up and raised my arms to signal the guys behind us but everyone was coming and it was just total chaos,” Wyman said. “This was one crazy race. Usually, when goofy stuff happens it never seems to fall my way, but today it did and I couldn't be happier. The timing is perfect.”

Sunday’s Race 2 proved to be just a dramatic, with Jacobsen again breaking out to a large lead and again crashing out of it, this time on his own without mechanical incident. His misfortune opened the door for O’Hara, and the pre-Indy series points leader was more than happy to step through it, building a lead of more than four seconds before throttling back in the closing laps to come home in flying Superman style across the finish line with a 1.892-second lead over Wyman, who had his hands full battling Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson teammates Carlson and Bobby Fong, who finished third and fourth. The trio sliced and diced for the lead throughout the second half of the race, as they engaged in a series of daring out-braking and drafting maneuvers.

“[After] P.J. tucked the front and crashed, I just put my head down,” O’Hara said. “I built up a nice gap and was just monitoring the gap through my pit board. I felt like yesterday I got a little bit unlucky that we were not able to restart the race after the red flag. I had some bad luck, and that’s not a good way to start the chase. So now, my goal is to win every race here on out to stay in the hunt. It’s going to be tough no matter what.”

With just three rounds to go in the 2012 XR1200 Showdown, Wyman leads Carlson by nine points with O’Hara another six points back in third. The AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 Series continues September 8-9 at New Jersey Motorsports Park inMillville, NJ.

 Indianapolis Race 1 August 18 Result:


1. Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), 5 laps

2. Benjamin Carlson (Suburban Motors H-D), +4.423 seconds

3. Michael Corbino (XP Motorsports/Rossiter’s H-D), +4.878 seconds

4. Michael Barnes (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), +4.901 seconds

5. Steve Crevier (MotoSport Plus Harley-Davidson), +5.536 seconds

6. Bobby Fong (Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson), +5.590 seconds

7. Michael Beck (Parts Unlimited, KWR), +8.345 seconds

8. Travis Wyman (Harv’s H-D), +8.749 seconds

9. Shane Narbonne (Teterboro Rams LLC), +9.595 seconds

10. David Estok (Ruthless Racing/Deeley H-D Racing), +10.272 seconds

11. Barrett Long (Longevity Racing), +13.326 seconds

12. Tyler O’Hara (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), +15.764 seconds

13. Josh Chisum (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), +32.951 seconds

14. Paul Schwemmer (Peter Brady/Level 10 Contractors), +38.684 seconds

15. Charlie Long (Wrenches Northside Cycles), +41.752 seconds

16. Lee Kuhn (Jacox Harley-Davidson), +51.145 seconds

17. Paul James (Hoban Cycle/Woodstock H-D), +55.786 seconds

18. Brice Cooper (Hoban Cycle/Woodstock H-D), +56.995 seconds

19. Ray Delaney (Fury Offshore Racing Team), +1:04.854

20. Matthew Heidel (Down Home Harley-Davidson), +1:05.550

21. Richard Barnett (, +1:07.639

22. Aaron Borello (Air Ground Xpress), +1:13.458

23. Calvin Martinez (National Precious Metals), +1:24.645

24. PJ Jacobsen (MOB Racing/K-Tech/Orient Express) +1:24.646

25. Gerry Signorelli (Kuryakyn), DNF

26. Darren James (Ruthless Racing/Deeley H-D Racing), DNF

27. Nicholas Hansen (Suburban Motors H-D), DNF

28. Josh Guyer (Harley-Davidson of Bloomington), DNF

29. Peter Cline (Oxford Consulting Group), DNS



Indianapolis Race 2 August 19 Result:


1. Tyler O’Hara (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), 10 laps

2. Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), +1.892 seconds

3. Benjamin Carlson (Suburban Motors H-D), +2.361 seconds

4. Bobby Fong (Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson), +2.431 seconds

5. Michael Barnes (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), +9.301 seconds

6. Michael Corbino (XP Motorsports/Rossiter’s H-D), +11.850 seconds

7. Steve Crevier (MotoSport Plus Harley-Davidson), +12.860

8. Travis Wyman (Harv’s H-D), +12.870 seconds

9. Barrett Long (Longevity Racing), +21.098 seconds

10. Shane Narbonne (Teterboro Rams LLC), +21.114 seconds

11. David Estok (Ruthless Racing/Deeley H-D Racing), +21.492 seconds

12. Josh Chisum (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), +49.448 seconds

13. Nicholas Hansen (Suburban Motors H-D), +1:06.233

14. Josh Guyer (Harley-Davidson of Bloomington), +1:18.514

15. Lee Kuhn (Jacox Harley-Davidson), +1:19.070

16. Ray Delaney (Fury Offshore Racing Team), +1:56.519

17. Richard Barnett (, +1:56.594

18. Aaron Borello (Air Ground Xpress), +1:58.675

19. Calvin Martinez (National Precious Metals), +3:39.210

20. Michael Beck (Parts Unlimited, KWR), 8 laps

21. Gerry Signorelli (Kuryakyn), 6 laps

22. Brice Cooper (Hoban Cycle/Woodstock H-D), +52.710 seconds

23. PJ Jacobsen (MOB Racing/K-Tech/Orient Express), 5 laps

24. Matthew Heidel (Down Home Harley-Davidson), 1 lap

25. Darren James (Ruthless Racing/Deeley H-D Racing), DNS

26. Paul Schwemmer (Peter Brady/Level 10 Contractors), DNS, crash

27. Charlie Long (Wrenches Northside Cycles), DNS, crash

28. Paul James (Hoban Cycle/Woodstock H-D), DNS, crash

29. Peter Cline (Oxford Consulting Group), DNS


XR1200 Showdown Points Standings


1. Kyle Wyman, 1,055

2. Benjamin Carlson, 1,046

3. Tyler O’Hara, 1,040

4. Michael Corbino, 1,036

5. Michael Barnes, 1,034

6. Travis Wyman, 1,026

7. David Estok, 1,021

8. Josh Chisum, 1,017

9. Gerry Signorelli, 1,000

10. Darren James, 1,000

Krawiec Makes It Three In A Row With Brainerd Victory

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Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Team Is Undefeated In 2012



Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec scored his third consecutive Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing final-round victory and sixth of the season at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Krawiec, the defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, defeated Hector Arana Jr. in the final when the Lucas Oil Buell rider fouled at the start. The win is also the ninth in a row in 2012 for the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team, which remains undefeated for the season.

“I had a great Harley-Davidson® V-Rod®  to race all weekend, really strong off the line which is important for us,” said Krawiec. “It may not have been the fastest bike out there but it was very consistent and ran straight down the track. Consistency and steady racing have been winning for us all season.”

Krawiec qualified fourth at Brainerd with an Elapsed Time of 6.909 seconds. Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines qualified the team’s other V-Rod second at 6.887 seconds. Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. led qualifying with an ET of 6.884 seconds.

In Sunday eliminations, Krawiec advanced in round one when Pirana Z Racing Buell rider Shawn Gann fouled at the start. Krawiec then defeated Geico Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer and Sovereign/Star Racing Buell rider John Hall in rounds two and three to advance to the final. Krawiec got the 17th win of his career when Arana Jr. left the starting line 0.02 seconds early.

Hines opened eliminations with wins over Kuryakyn Buell rider Chip Ellis and Scott Pollacheck on a Sovereign/Star Racing Buell, but lost in the semi-final on a hole shot to Arana Jr., who won with a reaction time of 0.007 seconds and 6.914 ET to a 0.034/6.911 pass for Hines.

“I thought the tree was loose today, so it was hard to get a good start,” said Hines. “Hector Jr. took a stab at it and got lucky in that round, but I guess it didn’t work for him in the final.”

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team will now prepare for the prestigious NHRA U.S Nationals at Indianapolis on Labor Day weekend. The team has won 11 Pro Stock Motorcycle events in a row dating back to 2011, but neither Hines or Krawiec has ever won at Indy.

“For either of us to win at Indy would be simply awesome,” said Krawiec. “It’s a tough event because I think many racers try too hard to win there. But I think we are feeling really good right now and should be under no pressure.”

Krawiec now leads the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle division by 106 points, with 962 for the season. Hines is second with 856 points, followed by Arana Jr. with 760 and Arana Sr. with 630. Stoffer is fifth with 504 points.

The Pro Stock Motorcycles will be back in action Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 at the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind.

Easyriders Rodeo Hits Chillicothe, OH, This Weekend

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The 2012 Easyriders Rodeo Tour Rolls Into Chillicothe, OH Wednesday August 30 Through Monday September 3, 2012 At The Ross County Fairgrounds In Chillicothe, OH.  The Biggest, Baddest, Wildest Motorcycle Rodeo Tour In America. The Best Motorcycle Action & Party You Have Ever Seen Featuring Motorcycle Rodeo Action, Weekend Camping, Live Music, Bar Stool Racing, Ride In Bike Show, Trophy Girl / Wet T-Shirt Contests, Motorcycle Exhibits, Used Parts Corral, Unlimited Food & Beer & More! Charlie Hunnam “Jax” From “Sons Of Anarchy” Will Be There Saturday Only Signing Autographs, Taking Pictures, & Meeting Guests. Blackberry Smoke Live In Concert! Also Featuring  Mustang Sally, Cowboy, & The LACS. Party With Us For One Day Or Bring Your Tent & RV & Party With Us All Weekend Long As We Entertainment You With The 1,000 LB Sled Pull, Barrel Races, & More.  For Further Info, Complete Camping Details, Events Schedule, & Interested Vendors Please Go To  Or Call 800-962-9857


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Hoka Hey started out from Las Vegas with 91 riders. 
88 participants were in contention for prizes. 
68 made it to the finish line.  
31 completed the ride within the 14 hour window and are eligible for an equal split of the $44,000 purse.  See These Riders Here
Congratulations to the brave men and women who took the challenge, HOKA HEY!





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We welcomed the Shanghai HOGs in 2011 READ STORY

a year later QT moto-journalist Koz Mraz went to Shanghai to ride on their turf and rode with  Shanghai Sue. READ STORY

Listen to the song Shanghai Sue CLICK HERE 

Come  hang out with the Shanghai HOGs at the Forbidden City in Long Beach

Friday, August 31 at 5:30 PM

Join us for the second annual dinner and send off party

Better yet  join the tour from The Forbidden City of Long Beach to the Shores of Lake Tahoe and back….you are invited. 

Wine Tasting by Southern Wine & Spirits live music by Heart & Soul Come one come all and join us for a Dinner and celebrate with or without your bike at the Forbidden City, RSVP FOR GREAT SEATS 562 961 3500
6380 A East Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach CA 90803