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Harley-Davidson And EagleRider Announce Exclusive Alliance

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company today announced an exclusive alliance with EagleRider, the world’s largest motorcycle rental, travel and tour company. Motorcycle enthusiasts and travelers will now be able to rent and tour on the most current Harley-Davidson Touring and Cruiser motorcycles at EagleRider locations around the country.

Customers will also benefit from an expanded network of EagleRider pick-up and drop-off points, as many of them will now be located in Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country. For the first time, customers nationwide will be able to pick up a motorcycle near their home, take their dream trip, and drop off the same motorcycle near their destination, something that was not possible except in a few locations.

“This strategic deal with EagleRider supports our efforts to grow ridership by making it easier for more riders to throw a leg over and experience the thrill of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle across our great country,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy. “EagleRider’s advanced nationwide reservation system, proven customer service and extensive travel industry expertise will allow our 700 U.S. dealer locations to seamlessly deliver premium motorcycle rental, travel and tour experiences.”


Founded in 1992 by Chris McIntyre and Jeff Brown with four Harley-Davidson motorcycles in a Los Angeles garage, EagleRider has grown to serve more than 100,000 riders annually through motorcycle rental and touring experiences across the U.S.

“It’s a dream of millions of riders across the world to explore America in the most authentic way possible, on an iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle,” said McIntyre. “For the past 25 years, we’ve seen riders return from their trips completely transformed by finding freedom of the open road to be the ultimate adventure vacation.”

Through the alliance, EagleRider will exclusively offer current model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle fleets in the Touring and Large Cruiser motorcycle segments, serviced by Harley-Davidson-trained technicians and equipped with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. Harley-Davidson will exclusively work with EagleRider to provide rental, travel and tour experiences from its U.S dealership network.

TROG Special Exhibit Coming To The H-D Museum

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It’s almost time for the world’s greatest race – The Race of Gentlemen. On June 10th and 11th, old school Harleys and hot rods will hit the sand in Wildwood, NJ.

Can’t make it? Swing through Milwaukee to check out the Harley-Davidson Museum’s #TROG Special Exhibit, June 16 to September 4th.

 

Vintage bikes get back to the beach

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Thousands of motorcycle fans turned out to watch vintage bike racing return to the beach for the first time in more than 60 years in South Australia.

The Sellicks Beach event, organised by the Levis Motorcycle Club, attracted 4000 spectators and 105 racing bikes over two days on the weekend. Read more.

THE ATTORNEY WHO RIDES EVERYWHERE WITH LOVE JUGS

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As the current World Record holder who established the longest motorcycle run from south to north on an American made iron horse, I have the right to brag on the effectiveness of my Love-Jugs. My name Gabriel Jose Carrera and I am known by most as the Attorney who Rides in South Florida.

 

I don’t only own a Harley-Davidson – I abuse the crap out of them by tearing up miles and back tires on the highway as a Professional Long Distance Rider. I have participated in the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, completed Iron Butt Runs, the American Legends Rally and other smaller forum Long Distance Runs around the United States. Read more.

Willie G Davidson To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

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William G. Davidson has been involved in shaping Harley-Davidson’s identity for over 50 years. The brand has arguably been a huge influence on the motorcycle world and been a big part of how people live the motorcycle experience. Wille G. has had a central role in the H-D adventure, so Harley-Davidson’s Chief Styling Officer Emeritus and Brand Ambassador is set to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony, August 9, 2017.

“Willie G. is not just a brand ambassador for Harley-Davidson, he is an ambassador for biker culture worldwide,” said Myrick Robbins, executive director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame. “The Museum’s goal is to ‘Honor the Rider’ and Willie G. is the embodiment of motorcycle riding.” Already a pre-2001 member of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, Willie G. was joined by his lovely wife Nancy in the Class of 2010.

“Just like Sturgis Rally founders Pearl and Pappy Hoel, Willie G. and Nancy have made a long-term, positive impact on the motorcycle community,” added Robbins. “You could say Willie G. was born with gasoline in his veins.”

The son of former Harley-Davidson president, William H. Davidson, and the grandson of one of the original founders, William A. Davidson, he has helped shape the iconic look, sound and feel that have defined Harley-Davidson motorcycles for more than 50 years. Starting in the 1970s, he developed iconic designs which kept Harley-Davidson motorcycles selling while the company completed technological and manufacturing improvements. Throughout his career he developed the bikes that came to define Harley-Davidson, from the XLCR™ Cafe Racer up through the V-Rod™ and the Street Glide™.

A Wisconsin native, Willie G. went to The University of Wisconsin for three years before transferring to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He joined Harley-Davidson in 1963, when he was invited to set-up the company’s motorcycle design department. In 1981, Davidson was one of 13 executives who raised more than $75 million to purchase Harley-Davidson from AMF Incorporated.

In addition to Lifetime Achievement honoree Willie G., The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Class of 2017 features a group of over-achievers and true leaders who have influenced an entire era of motorcycling:

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony presented by Strider is being held August 9th at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota. Breakfast tickets are available for a $45 donation, tables of eight for $350. Tickets are available by calling the Museum at 605.347.2001 or they can be purchased online here.

Freewheeler Trike explored: Re-imagining a Harley-Davidson

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Re-imagining a Harley-Davidson
Freewheeler, Trike Market in America and the Big Players CLICK TO READ
by Ujjwal Dey

The 21st century saw the American behemoth Harley-Davidson jump into the Trike bandwagon once more with Tri Glide Ultra Classic which was introduced in 2009. In 2015, they rebranded their Trike model as the Harley-Davidson Freewheeler. Reverse is now a standard feature on Harley Trike. Freewheeler adds hippie style with its mini ape hanger handlebars and bobtail fenders for a low profile.

At $34,339 starting price, a TriGlide Ultra is a luxury for those who can afford it. Infotainment on a TriGlide Ultra is five star luxury on wheels. When they go to work on the infotainment system for a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle they follow one simple principle – If you’re going to live in the saddle of a top-end touring bike, you deserve better sound than most people have in their living rooms. More sound. Purer sound. Big, full-color touch screens. Switches that are located where you intuitively want them to be and can reach without removing your hands from the grips. Voice activation for your music, phone and GPS. Think of it this way. Back in the day there was nothing wrong with the sound of Johnny crackling out of a dashboard Philco. But what the latest infotainment systems do for your ears, and eyes, is infinitely better.

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See Harley-Davidson’s XG750R Flat Tracker Bikes At Events in 2017

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The liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R motorcycle will be the only bike raced by the Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team in 2017. The new flat-tracker will replace the Harley-Davidson XR750.
The Harley-Davidson Factory Team will contest the 2017 American Flat Track (ATF) racing series and ESPN’s X Games Minneapolis Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing event exclusively aboard the XG750R bikes. The racing season opens during Daytona Bike Week at the March 16 ATF Daytona TT on a new circuit featuring a jump to be constructed inside Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“There is extraordinary energy building behind the new American Flat Track series and after decades of XR750 dominance, it’s time to bring a new level of performance and technology to the track with the Harley-Davidson XG750R,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy. “The new Daytona TT promises to be a thrilling event. If you are in Daytona for Bike Week, ride to the race and help the Factory Team kick off an exciting season.”

With a custom chassis purpose-built for flat track racing, the XG750R flat tracker is powered by a race-modified, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 750cc Revolution X™ V-Twin engine.

“Unlike our competitors, we are going flat track racing behind an American-made production engine,” said Kennedy. “The XG750R is a purebred racing motorcycle, but its modified engine is based on the same Revolution X V-Twin anyone can buy from a Harley-Davidson dealer in a Street 750 motorcycle, an engine designed by Harley-Davidson engineers and assembled at Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City. There’s a direct link from the Street 750 to the XG750R flat tracker the Factory Team will be racing for a championship, and that link is our passion for performance.”

The XG750R raced through a development season in 2016 alongside the air-cooled Harley-Davidson Factory Team XR750 motorcycles. The XR750 has carried racers to countless victories and 37 AMA Grand National championships in 44 seasons of competition. That winning DNA is the foundation of the XG750R, an evolutionary step into the future of flat-track racing. Its race-tuned Revolution X engine and racing chassis were developed in collaboration with Vance & Hines Motorsports. The XG750R flat tracker motorcycle is not a production model. The 750cc XG Revolution X V-Twin engine is for sale through Harley-Davidson dealers today and can be modified for racing use by aspiring dealers and privateers.

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team will be revealed during live ABC network coverage of ESPN’s X Games Aspen on Saturday, January 28 at 2:44 p.m. ET.

A New Practical Design On The Age-Old Motorcycle Jacket

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Clever tactical pockets make it easy to travel light and stay organized in the new Men’s Synthesis Pocket System Leather Jacket (P/N 98118-17VM, from $475.00*) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Collection.

 

 

This mid-weight cowhide motorcycle jacket features two large exterior pockets which unzip to reveal a total of six additional pockets, including two waterproof phone pockets. Unzip the jacket to discover two horizontal and two zipper vertical interior pockets as well. From keys to wallet, phone to gloves, small essentials stay in place. Two front vertical vents and two back exit vents let the rider control airflow for warm-weather comfort. This jacket also features body armor pockets at elbows and shoulders (body armor sold separately) and light padding at the back, waist and shoulders. Designed for comfort on the bike, the Synthesis jacket features an action back, slightly pre-curved sleeves, and two side zipper gussets. The jacket shell has a matte finish with embroidered leather patches on the right sleeve and left chest plus 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material in the jacket piping for enhanced visibility in low light conditions. It is available in S to 5XL and Tall sizes.

Bike Feature — Hard Rock Cafe SportsterBy Game Over Cycles

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Hang on for the latest Game Over Cycles (Poland) Cafe Racer customized for Hard Rock Cafe restaurant and it’s a bike combining motorcycle world with the world of music. The concept is expressed in construction containing parts, which look like instruments and music gear, but are also fully operational elements of the motorcycle.

Read more here.