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RevZilla Celebrates Grand Opening of its New Storefront

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RevZilla Celebrates Grand Opening of its New Storefront in Newport Beach
The leading online powersports brand launches its latest brick-and-mortar experience with a three-day event

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 26, 2022 —

RevZilla, the largest digital platform for moto-enthusiasts worldwide, is celebrating the grand opening of its new location in Southern California. This is RevZilla’s first California retail location and the brand’s fourth store nationwide. The new storefront has received an overwhelming “welcome” from the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa riding communities and RevZilla is throwing a grand opening MotoBash event on September 30 – October 2 to thank the community.

“Southern California has always had a strong riding culture and we’re honored to serve the community that’s embraced us since our inception,” said Stevan Popovich, Chief Business Develop ent Officer, Comoto Family of Brands. “This new location gives RevZilla access to one of the largest retail markets in the U.S. and offers our customers yet another in-store experience where they can engage with the RevZilla brand firsthand, along with other local riders.”

RevZilla will be hosting a grand opening event at the new store (1812 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, Calif., 92627) from Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m. PT each day.

Throughout the weekend, the public is invited to celebrate the opening with several fun—and free—activities at the store, including:

  • Meet RevZilla Media Hosts Ari Henning and Jen Dunstan
  • See the Yoshimura Racing R7 motorcycle that Ari Hemming raced in the MotoAmerica round at Laguna Seca this summer
  • Enjoy live music, food and refreshments
  • Participate in moto-giveaways* throughout the weekend. Winners will receive a variety of items from gloves to helmets and much more

RevZilla is the leading online destination for all things motorcycling with the largest selection of helmets, apparel and accessories, and the most in-depth content catalog of riding education and entertainment. The RevZilla in-store experience is an extension of the beloved online brand, bringing the Gear Expert level of motorcycle apparel to help riders find the best solution for their needs.

The Newport Beach location will regularly host community events and feature a full line-up of motorcycle gear including helmets, men’s and women’s apparel, race suits, parts and more. The retailer has been the go-to brand for riders across the globe for more than a decade and is excited to bring a new brick-and-mortar location to the ever-growing Southern California rider community.

Members of the media, community members and residents are invited to join the grand opening festivities. For more information on RevZilla and the new store, please visit https://www.revzilla.com/newport-beach.

*Interested parties must register onsite and be present to win

About Comoto Family of Brands : Comoto is America’s largest and fastest growing omni-channel platform in the powersports aftermarket-products industry, dedicated to advancing the experience of moto-enthusiasts across the globe. Comoto’s brands, RevZilla, Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles, and REVER deliver premium products, dedicated expertise, engaging media, and passionate customer support of the rider community through best-in-class eCommerce and retail
experiences.

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King of the Baggers Championship Season Recap

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TYLER O’HARA CAPTURES 2022 MOTOAMERICA MISSION KING OF THE BAGGERS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING AND S&S CYCLE

Riding the Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challenger, O’Hara’s Consistency Through the Seven-Round MotoAmerica Series Carries Indian Motorcycle Over Rival Harley-Davidson to Reclaim Coveted Crown

Minneapolis, MN. (September 14, 2022) – This past weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Tyler O’Hara battled through rain-soaked conditions to finish second in the Main Event, earning the necessary points to capture the 2022 Mission King of the Baggers (KOTB) Championship for Indian Motorcycle Racing and S&S® Cycle. This is the second KOTB Championship in three years for O’Hara and the Indian Motorcycle Racing-S&S team in the increasingly popular MotoAmerican bagger-racing class.

O’Hara’s 2022 Championship run was a picture of consistency throughout the seven-round series. The Petaluma, Calif. native captured five podium finishes over seven rounds; including a victory at the Daytona Speedway season opener, along with two fourth-place finishes aboard his ever-reliable Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challenger. This year’s Championship came at the expense of Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle rider Travis Wyman, who entered the series’ final round with a three-point lead in the Championship point race, only to see his hopes literally slip away when he crashed midway through the second lap while frantically chasing O’Hara through the rain soaked circuit in New Jersey.

It was an afternoon rainstorm that spoiled the best-laid plans for points leader Wyman and served up a golden opportunity for O’Hara and teammate Jeremy McWilliams, who both thrive in wet conditions. Starting from the fourth and fifth positions respectively, O’Hara and McWilliams jumped out to a fast start, overtaking Wyman and Vance-Hines Harley Davidson rider James Rispoli and moving into second and third position respectively coming out of turn one. This allowed McWilliams to slow the pace for the field behind him, including Wyman, and create breathing room for O’Hara who consistently maintained pace behind race leader Kyle Wyman.

With an added level of urgency thanks to McWilliams’ stifling efforts, the younger Wyman made an aggressive outside pass on McWilliams and immediately began aggressively pushing to close the gap with O‘Hara, ultimately low-siding and sliding into the infield late into the second lap. Although he was able to get back on his bike and continue the race, Wyman fell to the back of the pack, while O’Hara stayed close behind the older Wyman brother, holding his second-place position to the finish and capturing his second KOTB Championship.

“Even though it’s one rider that earns the Championship, this was a situation where the support from Jeremy and our ability to work together made all the difference, and I could not be more grateful for his support and the tireless work of my entire Indian Motorcycle-S&S team,” said O’Hara. “Every member of this team sacrificed so much of themselves over this past year and to stand on that podium and celebrate this Championship with them is a testament to our commitment and nothing short of a dream come true. I’m so proud to reclaim the crown and the number-one plate for such an incredible and talented group of guys who put their hearts and souls into this season.”

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McWilliams, a veteran road racer of Moto GP fame, joined the Indian Motorcycle-S&S factory team at the start of the 2022 season. Along with a virtually unmatched level of experience and skill that resulted in a Round Two victory at Daytona and fourth-place finish overall, McWilliams brought an invaluable wealth of knowledge to the team. His technical input and collaboration with Indian Motorcycle-S&S engineers and mechanics throughout the season allowed the team to continually evolve, refine and improve the Indian Challenger, optimizing set ups specific to track conditions at each and every round.

“Jeremy’s expertise and experience, combined with Tyler’s skill and competitive fire is something truly special,” said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing, Service and Technology for Indian Motorcycle. “When you back those two guys up with the expertise, commitment and heart of this entire Indian Motorcycle-S&S crew, you come away with a Championship. On behalf of everyone at Indian Motorcycle, I could not be prouder of our team and what we’ve accomplished this season.”

Ultimately, it’s the commitment of the entire team, including the engineers and mechanics behind the riders, that makes the difference between winning or losing a championship. This was no better evidenced then by the consistency of O’Hara and his Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challenger throughout the entire season. Not only did O’Hara’s #29 bike finish every race during the season without fail, it never finished lower than fourth place.

“This Championship is the result of the sacrifices and commitment made by each and every member of our team – so many days on the road away from their families and sleepless nights working to ensure our bikes were dialed-in for Tyler and Jeremy,” said Jeff Bailey, S&S Cycle Crew Chief. “Every member of our crew played a critical role, making unique sacrifices and sharing in the highs and lows we experienced together throughout the season, and that’s truly what makes this Championship so gratifying. I could not be prouder of this group of incredible individuals.”

Sponsors for Indian Motorcycle Racing’s King of the Bagger efforts include Mission® Foods, S&S®, Medallia, Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited.

To learn more about each race team, visit SSCycle.com, RolandSands.com, Saddlemen.com and LloydzGarage.com.
For information about Indian Motorcycle, visit IndianMotorcycle.com, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® : Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

ABOUT S&S® CYCLE : S&S® Cycle was born from a passion for racing and has spent over six decades building performance for the powersports market. Their unwavering focus on quality, reliability and top shelf power has made S&S® Cycle the absolute leader in high performance on the street and track.

ABOUT MISSION® FOODS : MISSION®, owned by GRUMA, S.A.B. de C.V., is the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps. MISSION® is also globally renowned for flatbreads, dips, salsas and Mexican food products. With presence in over 112 countries MISSION® products are suited to the lifestyles and the local tastes of each country. With innovation and customer needs in mind, MISSION® focuses on the highest quality, authentic flavors, and providing healthy options that families and friends can enjoy together. For more information, please visit www.missionfoods.com

Little Red Chopper : Part 2

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All the Players Step Forward
By Kent Weeks and Tom Young with photos by RFR and Sil

EDITOR’S NOTE: This gets more bizarre by the week, or year, maybe decade. We published Part 1 not long ago, but perhaps this is part 1. Although, if you read the first episode, you will encounter the long back story behind a brother, a veteran who had a chopper dream through many stages and years. Then there’s the story behind the builders, models and photographers involved in this process. It’s all good, fun, and Chopper Nirvana. Enjoy.
–Bandit

Click here to read this delightful Photo Feature on Custom Build Chopper

Are you curious to know more about this bike and the successful builders involved?
Well here is a start….
You gotta see the first story for some of the details Tom mentioned in this story….
Click Here for the Part 1

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The Trike File Is Now Open

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Legends Suspension Systems Save the Day
By DaCat

Being part of the Hamsters for 30+ years and building custom bikes, I never thought of owning a Trike. One night 10 years ago, as we were admiring all the custom one-of-a-kind bikes at Sturgis, a buddy says to me, “You know what the next big thing is going to be……. Trikes”.

I’m like what? And he says, “Think about it. We are all getting older.” Well guess what… I bought a Trike.

Because of a major bike accident a few years ago, I’ve lost my ability to close or grip with my right hand. It’s become a major problem to hold up a heavy bagger. I decided I can’t risk this anymore with my wife on the back.

Click Here to read this Personal Riding Story, only on Bikernet.com

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XDA Racers Aim for Titles at Fall Nationals

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XDA Competitors Laser Focused on the Championship Title

On September 23-25, the XDA concludes its 2022 motorcycle drag racing season at Maryland International Raceway with the 30th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals.

The sixth and final battle of the 2022 XDA season will feature 6-second, 230+mph Pro Street Motorcycles, 7-second, 190mph Real Street bikes, 3-second 1/8 mile Pro Xtreme class, lethal clutch hand Super Stock, the “Running of the Bulls” Grudge Shootouts, and 700+ Sportsman motorcycle racers competing for over the final $500,000 in season cash purse and $130,000 in season contingency!

Orient Express Racing Pro Street

Points Leader – Rodney Williford

Next weekend the Orient Express Pro Street class will turn up the heat with the country’s quickest and fastest 650+ horsepower Pro Street motorcycles. For the second year in a row, Rodney Williford locked up the championship before the season finale. He currently holds 176 points lead over #2 Jason Dunigan. Justin Shakir, Greg Wallace, and Darion Payne round out the top five in points and have all locked in spots for the 26th annual Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco on November 2-6, 2022.

Next weekend the battle will rage on as Pro Street racers will be fighting for the last 5 spots to compete in front of 52,000+ fans in the crisp November air. The exclusive Platinum General Services Pro Street Shootout at WCF offers a $5,000 to win purse. Make plans to come out and watch these gladiators dominate the quarter mile at speeds that can’t be seen anywhere else.

DME Racing Real Street

Points Leader – David Stewart

DME Racing Real Street will be serving up 7-second, 190mph passes as the battle for the championship comes down the wire. David Stewart leads the points chase with forty-six points over Rickey Gadson, and 111 points over class champion Mark Hylton. All three riders have the potential to take the crown, and every point will make the difference.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme

Points Leader – Ronald Procopio

The eighth-mile heads-up class of MaxxECU Pro Xtreme features Turbocharged, Supercharged, and Nitrous Injected wheelie-bar monsters. Ronald Procopio only holds a five-point lead over #2 John Collins and sixty-seven points over #3 Chris Cutsinger. These three-second riders are the only ones in contention for the championship title next weekend.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme is presented by Billy Vose Racing, Fast by Gast, Dunigan Racing, DME Racing, Grothus Dragbikes, Harley Haul, Rob Bush Motorsports, Robinson Industries, Schnitz Racing, Timblin Chassis, and Worldwide Bearings.

HTP Performance Super Stock

Points Leader – Curtis McDougald

The stock wheelbase HTP Performance Super Stock class will see a new champion crowned this season. Curtis McDougald holds eight points over Darion Payne, and Mike Davis trails right behind. These are the only two riders that could knock McDougald off the throne and claim the title next weekend. You won’t want to miss the action on Sunday!

HTP Performance Afterdark

Saturday night, the starting line will be the place to be with the HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge Program. Going into the season final, the Bulls still have a lot of action to show us if they want those championship titles. Malcolm Phillips leads Boosted Bulls, Desmond Spalding leads APE Nitrous Bulls, Spencer Claycomb leads 3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls and Aubrey Vantine leads Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls. The #KillerMillerSpiller will have the track on point next weekend, eliminating traction from the ‘Rider’s Excuse’ handbook.

Vance & Hines 4.60

Points Leader – Ronald Procopio

The Vance & Hines 4.60 eighth-mile class showcases the fiercest Sportsman around. And in a rarity, the championship title has already been clinched by Ronald Procopio heading into next weekend’s event. This will be three straight championships in a row for Procopio, and fourth overall. Over thirty riders will give the fans a spectacular show round after round as they battle for the $5,000 cash prize to the winner.

The XDA will also hold competition in six additional sportsman classes where the championship titles are still up for grabs. 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Index, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman, MPS Racing Pro ET, and Brock’s Performance Street ET, VooDoo Bracket Bash, and the Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s classes will award $28,000 in cash payouts for our sportsman classes.

It may be the end of the XDA season, but there is still time to start a drag racing career with the best motorcycle drag racing sanction on the east coast. Come out next weekend, and for only $65 you could be racing down the track!

For an exciting weekend of two-wheel racing action, head to Maryland International Raceway next weekend, September 23-25, for the 30th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals because XDA is always the place to be!

Visit xdaracing.com for event information, class rules, payouts, entry fees, schedule, and more.

About XDA Racing: The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers competing at each event. Every XDA event hosts professional classes, sportsman classes, grudge racing and a vendor midway. Lifestyle activities such as bike shows, bikini contests, DJ and live bands are also held at select events.

For more information on the XDA, please visit xdaracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @xdaracing

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eBay Motors Sand Sports Super Show this Weekend in Costa Mesa

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  • The eBay Motors Sand Sports Super Show is this weekend
  • at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.,
  • Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18.

The Sand Sports Super Show brings hundreds of exhibitors to Southern California for the biggest and most exciting dune and sand sports expo in the world. Attendees can get up close to the latest UTVs/ATVs, Side x Sides, Sand Rails, Toy Haulers, accessories, apparel and a whole lot more, during a full weekend of festivities.

New this year, Fox Factory’s Proving Grounds in partnership with Hammerking Productions, will provide a unique and memorable experience for all participants and spectators. Guests will see a lineup of professional drivers in purpose-built race vehicles – ripping it up. The high-horsepower, earth-shaking King of the Hammers Ultra4 Class will be showcased, along with UTV and Pre-Runners. Driver autograph sessions will follow each round of demos.

The Sand Sports Super Show offers something for everyone who enjoys the sand sports, dunes and off-road lifestyles. During the show, manufacturers will launch new products and show off their innovations to the passionate and engaged crowd of enthusiast attendees. Many vendors will be offering special show exclusive deals and pricing.

Within the sand sports community, the Sand Sports Super Show plays a pivotal role in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.

  • The American Sand Association (ASA), in partnership with Polaris will raffle off a Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S
  • and also a Genesis Overnighter Trailer.
  • The winning tickets will be drawn Sunday, September 18.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the ASA Booth and the winner does not have to be present to win.

The Sand Sports Super Show will take place on Friday, September 16, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the Sand Sports Super Show and to purchase discount tickets in advance online,
visit www.sandsportssupershow.com.
Follow on Facebook and Instagram @SandSportsSuperShow.

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A stand out and rare motorcycle

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AT THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

1936 BSA Y13 V-Twin

If you walk into the British motorcycle display area in the National Motorcycle Museum, you’ll be met with a wide range of single and twin cylinder motorcycles. You’ll also see a few V-twin machines, Broughs and Vincents, some of the finest machines in the Museum, and in the world. But one bike that’s a stand out, and is pretty rare, especially in the States, is a BSA Y13. Based on a 500cc military spec machine, the 750cc V-twin arrived in 1936 and production ended in 1938. The right side is the most striking given the exhaust system and the bold chrome plated pushrod tubes. But here’s a little background.

Specifications:

  • Engine: Air-Cooled OHV V-Twin
  • Bore & Stroke: 71mm x 94.5mm
  • Displacement: 748cc’s
  • Lubrication: Dry Sump/Four Pint Tank
  • Carburetion: Amal 76
  • Electrics/Ignition: Lucas MagDyno/6 Volt
  • Starting: Kick
  • Horsepower: 26.5HP
  • Clutch: Multi-Plate, Dry
  • Primary: Chain Driven
  • Transmission: 4-Speed, Right Foot Shift
  • Frame: Lugged/Brazed, Duplex Cradle
  • Wheelbase: 54 Inches
  • Suspension: Girder Fork/Sprung Seat
  • Fork Damper: Friction
  • Brakes: 7″ Drum, Front & Rear
  • Wheels/Tires: 4.00 x 18/4.00 x 18
  • Weight: 450 Pounds, Approx.

Click & Read more at NMA webpage.

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Charitable Custom Motorcycles & Wonderful Sponsors

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by Jack McIntyre

At Johnny Mac’s Chopper House in Philadelphia, our focus has been on building motorcycles for qualified charities, and so far it’s been terrific. We have one rule when choosing a charity, it has to support the military, kids, or dogs. We then work closely with the charity to handle advertising, social media, colors, and more.

We had HUGE success with our first charity build for Philabundance in Philadelphia, only to be followed up by our latest Tunnel to Towers Foundation Custom Build at the MECUM Auction in Las Vegas 1/28/22, which brought in $41,000.00.

What’s up next?

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RIDING FREE for 25 Years

Smokeout : Last Day To Get Pre Sale Tix!

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SmokeOut Is Just A Week Away!

Wednesday, August 30th.. The LAST day to get pre-sale tickets to the resurrection of “The Original Chopper Party”! This is going to be one for the ages and you definitely don’t want to miss it!

Last Day to Get your Tickets Early – visit: https://smokeoutrally.com/tickets/

Legacy Invitational:
The SmokeOut Legacy Invitational Is one of the new features that we will be adding to the rally for 2022. As a way to institutionalize, the builders who blazed the trail through SmokeOut history while providing them with a platform to invite the next generation in.

As SmokeOut originals the veteran builders will have bikes on display throughout the weekend, some of which may be the very bikes that they broke ground with at this very location.

Our initial class of 2022 is not yet complete but includes the likes of Billy Lane, Paul Cox, Jeff Cochran, Bill Dodge, Steve Broyles, Pat Patterson, and Donnie Loos with more being added weekly.

Each of these builders will have the responsibility of selecting a legacy builder of their choosing that they believe will carry the torch. Look for their names to be announced here as the builders complete their selections.

­There will also be Bike Shows including:

  • Led Sled Sportster Showdown
  • Ride In Custom Bike Show
  • Hardcore Performance Show
  • Perewitz Ol School Paint Show

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* Check out all the other Shenanigans

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The Minneapolis Blonde : Girls of Bikernet.com

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Just Walking to High School
By Bandit

Suddenly, we have two Girls of Bikernet coming to the Cantina. So, what’s the story line. I don’t have one, but I’ll tell you my thoughts and see where it leads.

First, I was determined to write another Why Chop? story about a guy who builds his first chopper for love, romance or a girl. He’s not a great looking guy, athletic, or tough, but he wants to impress this particular girl. He watched her from afar and discovers the glint in her warm brown eyes when a flashy motorcycle or hot rods rolls past.

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