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CBD, 2,000 Mile Run to Daytona Bikeweek 2022 and Back

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Cory Ness, Marilyn Stemp and team Skidmark Garage

Snow, Ice, Waffle House Run, and plenty more adventures

by Prince Najar

Twice a year I make a run to Daytona and Sturgis to co-produce the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast with Marilyn Stemp, Managing Editor of Iron Trader News.

My first big decision concerning the trip was Sporty or DYNA?

Packing for Daytona – After each run of over 700 miles, I made a list of needed shit and how my equipment performed.

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Pirelli Announces 2022 #PirelliNation Road Race Community Program

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For the second consecutive year, Paasch captured the victory and Rolex

Submit Your Application by April 15 for the Opportunity to Join Pirelli’s Road Racing Community

Join racers like two-time defending Daytona 200 winner Brandon Paasch as a part of the #pirellination road racing community.

ROME, Ga. (April 1, 2022) – Pirelli Tire North America is pleased to announce the launch of its new #pirellination road race community for the 2022 racing season. As the official tire of the MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship, Pirelli and its DIABLO™ Superbike lineup is the go-to tire by racers around the world. Pirelli remains dedicated to the grassroots part of the sport, continuing with its motto “we sell what we race, we race what we sell”, and all riders may purchase the same race compound tires found on the bikes of their favorite professional riders and World Champions like Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu.

The road race community program will ensure racers are the first to know about the latest brand news, be notified of Pirelli’s newest products, receive updates on national marketing opportunities within the brand, and be given access to technical advice and service at select races. Pirelli’s team will also be identifying and selecting several candidates who will have the opportunity to purchase race compound tires at preferred pricing and provided with Pirelli team-branded gear.

Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible for the program.

“Pirelli is extremely excited about building up its racer community with the all-new #PirelliNation program,” said Oscar Solis, road race manager, Pirelli. “Everything we do from the very top as a brand, including product development with World and National Championship racers, trickles down to the local, club level racer. Our goal remains to provide the everyday rider and racer with access to the latest technology and the very best products available on the market. With this new community, it will allow us to strengthen our bond with those racers, educate them on our products, and provide them with the knowledge and ingredients needed to succeed.”

Pirelli’s high-performance DIABLO Superbike lineup offers several different compounds including SC1, SC2, and SC3 on the front and SCX, SC0, SC1, SC2, and SC3 on the rear.

View the complete range of DIABLO Superbike tires on the Pirelli website.

CLICK HERE to submit your application for the 2022 #pirellination program. All applications must be submitted no later than April 15, 2022.

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Sons of Speed at Daytona

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Vintage Motorcycle Racing at Its Best!

Photos and text by Rogue

Inspired by early 20th century board-track races the Sons Of Speed Race has motorcycles that are direct drive meaning no clutch or transmission (when the engine is running the rear wheel is turning) in what is called the 61 classes.

Early 61s are the older and slower 61 cubic inch boardtrack racers
Hot 61s are the faster 61-cubic-inch boardtrack racers
45 Shoot Out are the 45-cubic-inch flathead racers.

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Brief history of Daytona Beach’s Bike Week

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A history of beer, bikes, cole slaw and ‘rowdyism’

by C. A. Bridges from www.news-journalonline.com

Bike Week, now marking its 81st year, may not be your grandfather’s — or even your great-grandfather’s — bike rally. A gathering for motorcycle race fans, a drunken party, a biker brawl or a family vacation destination, Bike Week has been a lot of things over the years.

It’s our Mardi Gras, our Fantasy Fest, our Carnival. It’s a portable, 10-day street party of motorcycles and biker lifestyle.

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Pirelli Storms to Third Consecutive Daytona 200 Victory

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For the second consecutive year, Paasch captured the victory and Rolex

Brandon Paasch, Cam Peterson, and Sheridan Morais Make it an all Pirelli Podium Sweep using DIABLO™ Superbike Slicks

DAYTONA, Fla. (March 12, 2022) – Pirelli Tire North America stormed to victory and a one, two, three finish at the 80th running of the Daytona 200. The victory marked the second consecutive at Daytona for TOBC Racing rider Brandon Paasch who relied on the performance of the DIABLO™ Superbike range in each of his successes. Attack Performance Yamaha rider Cam Peterson came up 0.007 short to finish second, followed by fellow South African Sheridan Morais in third aboard his Syntainics / Penz13 racing machine, making it an all Pirelli podium sweep for the first time in the event’s history.

“Man, what a race,” said Paasch. “I kind of hung back early to let everyone settle in before making my moves and we got going just in time. That was a close finish and the slingshot worked out perfectly. My team decided to not change tires on our last pit stop, which definitely was a gamble, but it showed how much traction was left in my Pirelli’s as we came to the final stretch. A huge thank you to Pirelli for their efforts that have played a big part in my Daytona 200 victories!”

The 57-lap shootout proved to be an all-out battle as riders exchanged passes for the podium positions lap-after-lap. Paasch used patience for the majority of the race, running just inside the top-five with his sights locked in on the front-runners. As riders began to make their final pit stops, Paasch found himself out front before making a pit stop of his own, allowing Peterson to inherit the lead with 12-laps remaining. Paasch and the TOBC Racing team elected to pit for fuel only after seeing how well the DIABLO™ Superbike slicks continued to hold up. He would return to the track in second but was quickly shuffled to fourth, as he got back up to speed.

“My team absolutely crushed that second pit stop, which put me in a great position,” said Peterson. “I was kind of out there in no man’s land with a little bit of traffic and no draft. I came around to the finish and thought I had put myself in the perfect position, and at the last second, I could feel Brandon there and tried to push up on him. It was a fun race and a good confidence builder.”

Paasch and Morais used one another to begin a push towards the front, slowly closing in on the rear wheel of Peterson with just three laps to go. With the race to the checkered flag on, it was Paasch who proved to have a brilliant strategy holding back throughout the race and using a slingshot move down the final straight to take the victory by just 0.007 seconds over Peterson. Morais was just behind the lead duo to complete the podium in third, 0.057 seconds behind the winner.

The victory marks the first time that Pirelli has won the Daytona 200 three consecutive times. Kyle Wyman won in 2019 and Paasch in 2021 and 2022. No race was held in 2021.

“I wanted to break away so bad, but it just seemed impossible,” said Morais. “That was a fun race. Probably the most fun I have ever had in a race. Every lap someone was there. I thought Cam should have had that race, but we put our heads down and managed to close that gap and it was a battle to the finish.”

Paasch’s race-winning Triumph set the fastest lap of the race with a 1:49.959 and was equipped with a 120/70R17 DIABLO Superbike SC2 front and 190/60R17 Daytona rear tire.

“What an incredible way to cap off the weekend here at Daytona,” said Oscar Solis, senior racing manager, Pirelli. “To be able to win this iconic event for the third consecutive time is special and to do it by sweeping the podium just makes it that much sweeter! It was a tight race to the finish and having so many Pirelli riders battling for the win just shows how capable the DIABLO™ Superbike range is. Congratulations to Brandon on the win and Cam and Sheridan on their podiums!”

In addition to capturing the top three spots, Pirelli showed its domination with six riders in the top eight positions, including TOBC Racings Danny Eslick sixth, TSE Racing’s Harry Truelove seventh, and Vision Wheel / Discount Tire / KWS Motorsports rider Geoff May eighth. With MotoAmerica and Daytona allowing riders to choose the tire brand of their choice, more than half of the grid elected to run Pirelli.

2022 Daytona 200 Race Results (Pirelli riders in bold):
1. Brandon Paasch
2. Cam Peterson
3. Sheridan Morais
4. Josh Hayes
5. Richie Escalante
6. Danny Eslick
7. Harry Truelove
8. Geoff May

For more information about the complete line of Pirelli motorcycle tires, please visit Pirelli.com

Tucker Powersports Heads for the Beach

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Kuryakyn, Twin Power and ePower products to be featured in display at J&P Cycles during Daytona Bike Week

Fort Worth TX – March 4, 2022 – Tucker Powersports, the nation’s premier powersports products distributor, keeps the post-AIMExpo momentum rolling, as it heads to Daytona Bike Week for the first time in years.

“Our brands have terrific appeal to riders of all types of motorcycles,” said Andrea Weeke, Tucker’s Senior Director of Marketing and Owned Brands. “Bike Week gives us a chance to share the great new accessories from Kuryakyn and Twin Power and show off some of our new ePower products.”

The company’s revamped rally program will feature one of its new display units as a centerpiece for its booth at J&P Cycles in Ormond Beach. It will feature products from Kuryakyn and Twin Power, two brands with products for all types of riders, especially those on the big V-Twins that gather at Bike Week.

Kuryakyn, a brand recently acquired by Tucker Powersports, will show its recently announced Wanderbar audio system, the Road Thunder Soundbar, its Torke line of waterproof ADV bags and a range of Momentum bags for road riders.

Twin Power has been delivering great products to riders since 1982. At Bike Week, the brand will be showing its new line of floating brake rotors, Shocker Gel batteries and its tremendously popular spray cleaners, lubricants and Ethanot!, a fuel treatment that appeals to anyone using today’s blended fuel.

The display will also include products from Tucker’s expanding portfolio of ePower products, which includes e-bikes, e-scooters and electric skateboards.

The Tucker display will be open at J&P Cycles from Friday March 4 through Saturday March 12 from 9am to 6pm.

Visit the Website at: https://www.tucker.com/

About Tucker Powersports:
Featuring the most powerful portfolio of parts, accessories and apparel brands in the powersports industry, Tucker distributes top brands and offers its own brands, including Answer, Biker’s Choice, BikeMaster, Bully Locks, CoverMax, DragonFire Racing, FirstGear, Kuryakyn, ProTaper/ProTaper Sport, QuadBoss, Speed and Strength, and TwinPower.

Progressive Suspension Daytona Bike Week Specials

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SAVE 10% ON FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION TO IMPROVE THE RIDE AND PERFORMANCE OF YOUR HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Use Discount Code DAYTONA 22 at progressivesuspension.com
or call 714-523-8700

Bring your bike by the Progressive Suspension Rig at Daytona to Save 10% and have your new Progressive Suspension installed by one of our Certified Technicians.

SHOCK TEST RIDES AVAILABLE – FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!

Select your make from Harley-Davidson, Indian, Metrics, Triumph, Honda to view Products & Availability

Visit Website to Purchase Online at: http://progressivesuspension.com/

Legend Suspension at Daytona Bike Week 2022

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Come find us at Daytona Bike Week. We have Legend techs and staff there to talk suspension and answer all of your questions.

Our team will be updating all those who are there and couldn’t make it through our social media platforms! Be sure to follow our instagram and Facebook for Legend exclusives, where we are located, and updates throughout the week!

We are excited to see you all and talk suspension!

-The Legend Suspension team

See Website at: https://www.legendsuspensions.com/

Vance & Hines Launches New VO2 Falcon 90-Degree Air Intake

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Aggressive style, industry leading performance for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

NOTE: The new VO2 Falcon and recently announced FP4 are available to consumers at Vance & Hines’ two locations(Daytona Harley-Davidson and Daytona International Speedway) at Bike Week in Daytona Beach.

Santa Fe Springs CA – March 4, 2022 – Vance & Hines today introduced the newest addition to its expanding lineup of air intake products with the announcement of the VO2 Falcon, a 90-degree, high performance intake system with fitments for most late-model Harley-Davidson models.

With motorcycle customizing trends moving toward an intense, performance-focused look, the VO2 Falcon gives bike owners the aggressive style they seek and four different finishes to make it special.

The VO2 Falcon is a cut above other 90-degree intakes with its attention to detail. From its slant-nosed oversized filter for higher volume air flow to its precision machined billet aluminum mounting and integrated breather assembly, it looks like it belongs on a rider’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The system comes in four finishes, show-quality chrome, ceramic matte black, and two eye-catching carbon fiber choices; high-gloss traditional weaved carbon and matte, forged carbon, a compound originally developed for use in high performance sports cars and is making its first appearance in the V-Twin world.

The VO2 Falcon isn’t just for style. The shape of the unit extends the air intake track, allowing the VO2 Falcon to outperform the leading 90-degree units on the market for both horsepower and torque.

“Air intake systems are our fastest growing product line,” said Vance & Hines President Kennedy. ” They offer customers a chance to personalize the look of their bike and are the start of creating that high performance motorcycle that we all love to ride. The VO2 Falcon makes a strong statement about what’s inside the heart of the bike and the rider.”

Vance & Hines VO2 Falcon models are available in four fitments: Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 8 Touring and Softail models, Harley-Davidson Twin Cam models with fly-by-wire throttle, late-model Harley-Davidson’s with cable-actuated throttles and late-model Sportsters. Suggested retail price is $449.99 for chrome and black, $549 for the carbon fiber models.

Vance & Hines recently introduced a collection of VO2 air intakes that recognize veterans, the Military Power Series, and offers a full line of air intake products with dramatic looks and great performance.

About Vance & Hines: The Vance & Hines brand has always been about enhancing the exhilaration of the motorcycle ride. It started over 40 years ago, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines were two young enthusiasts in the fledgling Southern California motorcycle drag race scene.
Visit website at: http://www.vanceandhines.com/

Cycle Source & Crew Invade Daytona

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Source Media Invades Daytona Bike Week 2022

­Daytona Bike Week 2022 is kickin’ off the rally season with a week full of killer events and shows! Here’s a little guide on where you can find Cycle Source and the crew throughout the week. Hope to see ya’ll there!

­Kicking Off On Saturday March 5th

Our fearless leader, Chris Callen will be taking to the track to race the Franklin Church 1916 J Model. Gates open at 1:00pm. A cool $20 gets you in to see the action.

CYCLE SOURCE BIKE SHOW

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON

­Cycle Source is kicking off it’s Quarter Centuery Mark with our first bike show of the year. All entrants get a sticker pack and a commemorative 25th Anniversary patch. Free to enter, awards in 28 classes!

WARREN LANE’S TRUE GRIT

SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON

TORQUE MAGAZINE BIKE SHOW

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON

TACO’S & BURNOUTS INDUSTRY MIXER

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022, TOCE PERFORMANCE

TROPICAL TATOO CHOPPER TIME

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2022, TROPICAL TATTOO

DENNIS KIRK GARAGE BUILD

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022, BROKEN SPOKE SALOON

ALLEYWAY KUSTOMS BIKE SHOW & PRO-BUILDER INVITATIONAL

SATURDAY MARCH 12TH – ADAMEC HARLEY-DAVIDSON