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TV Show Featuring Zack Ness Premieres Tonight On Nat Geo Channel

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Zach Ness, grandson of motorcycle legend Arlen Ness, now carries the torch of the family empire. Even though bikes are in his blood, Ness is out to distinguish himself as a builder in his own right. National Geographic Channel head out on the highway with Ness and his crew in the new series Let It Ride, premiering Wednesday, August 14, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Ness and his crew are driven to build the best. They’re on a mission to break new ground in the custom motorcycle world. Sparks will fly, wrenches will turn, bets will be won and lost, and pranks will be dropped on the poor and unsuspecting. But most of all, Ness and the guys will create amazing works of art that roll and perform. 

 

“The hardest part of making this show is not being able to keep the bikes!” jokes Ness. Each week, he and his team take on a new and challenging build. Sometimes inspiration strikes and Ness builds a bike on spec. Other times a client comes to him with a request. Either way, Ness is determined to make the best machine possible, but he can’t do it without his boys.  

Cameron Smith, walking motorcycle encyclopedia and eccentric bike hunter, digs up the lost and hidden gems Ness needs. Bryan Simpson, his lead mechanic, is afraid of nothing when it comes to building the perfect beast. Justin Lynch keeps the team on schedule, fields rapid-fire parts requests and puts a tight lid on the budgets. Jim Jennings is a fabricating fiend who can shape and bend any type of metal on the planet.  

Premieres Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Broken Spoke —Fans And Campers Rave About Concerts

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BROKEN SPOKE CAMPGROUND & RESORT  ** FANS & CAMPERS RAVE ABOUT SUCCESSFUL 2013 CONCERTS **  

Photography by Ron Carter,  Broken Spoke Campground and Resort

 

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KORN in concert at the Broken Spoke Campground and Resort

 

What:    Concerts at the world famous Broken Spoke Campground and Resort, located at 13018 S. Dakota 79 in Sturgis, S.D., were very successful with all fans in attendance. Over the last several weeks motorcycle enthusiasts, music lovers and the curious have united at the Broken Spoke for its biggest year yet. With three days left to go of the rally you can be sure The Broken Spoke will continue to party to the very end!

National headliners that hit the Broken Spoke stage included:

Sunday, August 4 –         The Black Crowes
Monday, August 5 –         Queens of the Stone Age
Tuesday, August 6 –       Korn
Wednesday, August 7 Gary Allan

The energy was electric and the lifelong memories were evident by all music fans that attended the 2013 national headliner concerts held at the Broken Spoke Campground & Resort.  The Broken Spoke opened its gates to some of the biggest names in the music business, hosting headliners including The Black Crowes, Queens of the Stone Age, Korn and Gary Allan.  The liveliness and excitement of the crowds lead to the success of the series.  Fans also enjoyed the many features of the campground, in addition to the live music.

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Gary Allan performing at the Broken Spoke Campground and Resort

The Broken Spoke Campground offers 14 days of camping during the Sturgis rally in 600 beautiful acres with clean bathrooms, hot private showers and the 30,000 square foot ride-thru biker bar. Admission into the campground includes concert admission to headlining shows listed above as well as multiple motorcycle events and more. Camping reservations and concert tickets for the Broken Spoke Campground are available now.

When:   The Broken Spoke Campground and Resort is Open NOW

Where: Broken Spoke Campground and Resort

13018 S. Dakota 79
Sturgis, S.D.  57785 

For more information click on the banner below.

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Rapp Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Race at Miller

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Rapp Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Race at Miller
Top Ten XR Showdown Finalists Set for Indianapolis Double-Header

Milwaukee (August 4, 2013) – Suburban Harley-Davidson’s Steve Rapp continued his domination of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series with a determined victory over Tyler O’Hara (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade) at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, to lock in the number one position in the four-race XR Showdown playoffs that begins later this month. 

Rapp qualified his Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycle in pole position on the front row of the 18-rider field and led all eight laps of the race, but was dogged from the start by the hard-charging O’Hara, who never let the veteran rider stretch his lead much beyond a half-second during the six laps of the race. On lap seven Rapp opened the gap to just under one second and was able to maintain a pace to the end that resulted in his fourth straight class victory. 

“It feels great [to win]. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to make this race, and thanks to all the guys at Suburban Harley-Davidson and Aerostar Global, I'm here and they gave me an awesome bike,” Rapp said. “It’s just a great feeling; no matter what you run on, it’s always fun winning. I'm having a great time, and there’s a lot less pressure and stress than I used to have. It’s fun coming to the races again.” 

Defending series champion Michael Barnes (Spyke’s H-D), who had to scramble to qualify for the race Sunday morning after crashing in qualifying on Saturday before completing an official lap, raced to a lonely third place, followed by Gage McCallister (Folsom H-D) in fourth. David Estok (Thrashed Bike Racing) came out on top of a spirited battle for fifth over Darren James (Deeley Racing) and Shane Narbonne (Empire H-D), while Josh Chisum, Nicholas Hansen and Logan Hanks rounded out the top ten.  

The Miller Motorsports Park round was the final race for Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series title hopefuls to earn a position as one of ten qualifiers for the four-race XR Showdown, which begins with a double-header round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two weeks. Points for each rider making the top ten in the series standings will be reset at 1000, and those ten riders will contest for the series championship and $60,000 in prize money at the conclusion of the final three race weekends at Indianapolis, New Jersey Motorsports Park, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. 

The AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series returns to action August 16-18 with double-header support races during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP round of the FIM MotoGP World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Miller Motorsports Park Race Result:

1. Steve Rapp (Aerostar Global/Suburban H-D), 8 laps

2. Tyler O’Hara (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade), +0.857 second

3. Michael Barnes (Spyke’s H-D), +10.963 seconds

4. Gage McAllister (Folsom H-D), +19.943 seconds

5. David Estok (Thrashed Bike Racing), +24.653 seconds

6. Darren James (Deeley Racing), +25.464 seconds

7. Shane Narbonne (MOB Racing/Empire H-D), +25.586 seconds

8. Josh Chisum (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade), +28.557 seconds

9. Nicholas Hansen (Suburban Motors H-D), +51.829 seconds

10. Logan Hanks (Reddit/Pikes Peak H-D), +55.711 seconds

11. Sam Rozynski (Sounds-Waves.com), +57.862 seconds

12. Nadieh Schoots (SSI/Spkye’s H-D) +1:00.972

13. Shelina Moreda (Spyke’s H-D), +1:13.018

14. Richard Barrett (Motolist.com), +1:45.193

15. Michael Kim (no sponsor listed), +1:57.065

16. Michelle DiSalvo (Spyke’s H-D), +2:00.186

17. Eric Stump (Fernet Insurance), 7 laps

18. Hayden Schultz (Happy Trails M/C Connection/Landers H-D), DNF

 

AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Points Standings 

(Points Reset to 1000 per rider for XR Showdown starting at Indianapolis)

1. Rapp, 126

2. O’Hara, 102

3. Barnes, 100

4. T. Wyman, 73

5. Carlson, 61

6. Narbonne, 54

7. Hansen, 52

8. Estok, 49

9. Chisum, 46

10. Long, 45

 

Company Background

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit www.harley-davidson.com.

’07-’11 Softails/True Dual Crossover dB Killer Mufflers with Billet End Caps

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Samson’s True Dual Crossover dB Killer Mufflers are 4 inches in diameter and 30 inches long. They come with Samson’s dB Killer baffles (84 DB at an idle) and billet end caps for ’07-’11 Harley-Davidson Softails.
 
Their patented muffler design creates negative pressure that scavenges exhaust gases for increased horsepower, torque and fuel mileage and reduces DB levels without any loss in performance, says Samson. 
True Duals also eliminate the rear crossover pipe to the front pipe, providing for a cooler and improved ride for both rider and passenger. Every exhaust manufactured by Samson is dyno tested before going into mass production.
 
Available in a show quality finish with Samson’s exclusive Quad Chrome plating that provides ultimate adhesion and corrosion protection. (Sinister black ceramic finish available upon request) The removable  2 ¼-inch, massive full coverage head pipe heat shields are pre-installed and the system is ready to bolt on right out of the box. (Mounting hardware included)
Samson has over 740 different styles to choose from and they have all styles available for Harley’s new 2012 model lineup. Go to their site and listen to the sound of each one of their exhaust systems!
Quick Specs
• Fits ’07-’11 Harley-Davidson Softail Motorcycles
• Improved air flow and gas mileage
• Produces up to 20% or more horsepower and torque
Removable billet end caps
Installer friendly
• Limited 1 year warranty
MSRP: $899.95
*$809.95 (*If ordering directly off of the internet)
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Lighting the Way with PM Vision Headlights

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Some parts beg to be seen. Some help you see. In some cases, such as the new Performance Machine Vision Headlights, you have a marriage of the two; as beautiful artisan crafting meets essential function.

The results are a lamp so eye-catching, you might find yourself imitating a deer in the headlights. These headlights employ a diamond reflector lens over the latest in halogen to ensure your future shines bright, and are available in five styles and three finishes.

The styles that are bursting onto the headlight scene are the Crossbar, Merc, Grill, Apex and Clean, each one offering statement-making style with classic Performance Machine engineering.

These luxe lamps are available in chrome, Contrast Cut and Black Ops finishes, and retail for $449.95. For further illumination, contact a Performance Machine Sales Representative at (800) 479-4037 or visit us at www.performancemachine.com.

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Leather Down-Tube Bag Totes Small Items

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The new Leather Down-Tube Bag (P/N 93300045 Distressed Brown, P/N 93300044 Black; $119.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® provides a handy place to smaller gear like tools, a tire gauge, or a disc lock on many Dyna® and Sportster® models. The rigid-backed bag features a heavy leather flap with an embossed Bar and Shield logo and traditional strap-and-buckle closures. A zippered opening under the flap protects the contents from road debris. Mounted low on the frame, the bag is inconspicuous and convenient to access. The kit is easy to install and includes all required mounting hardware. It fits most 2004-later Sportster and 2006-later Dyna models, but may not be compatible with other accessories. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

Harley-Davidson And Dav Help Wounded Veterans Move Onward

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Campaign spotlights Harley’s Heroes® and DAV with two veterans’ stories

 

For the fourth straight year, Harley-Davidson continues its tradition of honoring United States military veterans throughout the month of November, this year by raising awareness of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the Harley’s Heroes program through a national video campaign spotlighting two veterans who have benefitted from the program. 

Troy Torgerson of Wausau, Wis. and Nick Bernardi of Newark, N.J., both served in Iraq and sought help from the DAV upon their return home. Their videos can be viewed at www.harley-davidson.com/military.

 Harley’s Heroes brings DAV mobile service offices (MSOs) to Harley-Davidson dealerships throughout the country on more than 200 days out of the year, bringing services directly to where veterans live.

 DAV National Service Officers, all of whom are disabled veterans themselves, help veterans understand and apply for the benefits available, including medical treatment, disability compensation,  insurance, home loans, continued education and training, and more. Veterans get help navigating the process of applying for and securing the benefits to which they’re entitled through the VA. Last year, Harley’s Heroes helped the nation’s heroes claim tens of millions of dollars in earned benefits.

 “Through these veterans’ stories, we’re hoping to inspire other veterans by showing them the positive impact DAV can have, as well as motivate them to pursue the benefits they deserve,” said Mike McCann, director of core consumer marketing at Harley-Davidson. “The services the DAV provides all across the country day in and day out are vital to helping injured veterans move onward with their lives, and we’re proud to support their efforts with the Harley’s Heroes program.”

 Since 2007, Harley-Davidson has provided $2 million in grants to the DAV. DAV MSOs visit over 800 U.S. locations each year and serve more than 18,000 veterans per year through this program.

 “Harley’s Heroes enables DAV to provide free services that empower veterans to live a higher quality of life. Through our partnership, we recognize and honor those who defended our way of life,” said Arthur H. Wilson, DAV National Adjutant. “We’re grateful for all this partnership has done to ensure that we fulfill our promises to the men and women who serve.”

 Harley-Davidson’s history with the U.S. military dates back almost 100 years. More than one third of Harley-Davidson customers are veterans of the armed forces, and approximately 15% of all Harley-Davidson employees are veterans. In recent years, in addition to the Harley’s Heroes program, Harley-Davidson has paid tribute to the nation’s veterans through donations made to the World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

 For more about Harley-Davidson’s longstanding commitment to the U.S. military, visit www.harley-davidson.com/military.

Harley-Davidson is presenting sponsor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends recognition for Mert Lawwill

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Harley-Davidson, whose motorcycles helped write the history of American dirt-track racing, will be the presenting sponsor of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame's Legends recognition for Mert Lawwill. Lawwill, a 1998 inductee, will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. 

Each year during the induction ceremony for the new class of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, existing members of the Hall of Fame are recognized as Legends. The 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends are Lawwill, the 1969 AMA Grand National Champion, and 1998 inductee Malcolm Smith, a pioneer in off-road motorcycling. Both Lawwill and Smith starred in the timeless motorcycling documentary "On Any Sunday." The pair will be introduced on stage by the director of that movie — and a Hall of Famer himself — Bruce Brown. 

"The iconic images of motorcycling seen in 'On Any Sunday' were instrumental in bringing generations of new riders into the sport and continue to resonate with riders today," said Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Parts, Accessories and Customization and an AMA board member. "Mert Lawwill is truly one of the great legends of Harley-Davidson and AMA racing, and we could not be more proud to support this event that recognizes the immense impact that he and Malcolm Smith have had on the history of motorcycle racing through their achievements on and off the track."  

In addition, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, will officially welcome the class of 2012: the late Rod Bush, KTM North America president and industry visionary; world championship roadracing tuner Nobby Clark; off-road racing champion Ty Davis; 1975 AMA Supercross Champion Jimmy Ellis; pioneering female motocrosser Sue Fish; world-class bike restorer Brian Slark; and the late iconic race starter Al Wilcox. 

"Harley-Davidson is synonymous with Grand National Championship racing, and having the Motor Company be a part of this amazing event where we will honor one of the sport's most cherished champions, is a true pleasure," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "Mert Lawwill is an inspiration, and we're looking forward to recognizing him, Malcolm and the new class of the Hall of Fame this Nov. 16." 

The 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, is part of AMA Legends Weekend. The event also includes one of the country's leading motorcycle shows and the finale of one of the most thrilling AMA-sanctioned national racing series. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Red Rock will host the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance, featuring many of the country's most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles. That evening, at the nearby Orleans Arena, fans can catch the last round of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross National Championship Series. 

Tickets for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance are available online athttp://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5r7zy8ea4316694&llr=vw9ldxbab or by calling (800) 342-5464

The induction ceremony and bike show will be held at the Las Vegas Red Rock Resort, a world-class spa, hotel and casino, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and family-friendly attractions. The facility's expansive ballrooms provide a stunning backdrop for the AMA Legends Weekend. Room reservations are available now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and referencing group code RCIAME or AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST. Online room reservations are available atwww.redrocklasvegas.com

For tickets to the final round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship Series at the Orleans Arena, see www.endurocross.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third-Quarter Report and Nine-Month Results For Harley-Davidson

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Third-Quarter profits fall 27 percent

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) reported earnings per share of $0.59 for the third quarter of 2012, in line with Company expectations. Earnings were lower than the year-ago period due to a previously announced plan for lower third-quarter motorcycle shipments during the launch of an ERP production system at the Company's largest assembly plant. For the full year 2012, Harley-Davidson continues to forecast a five-to seven-percent increase in motorcycle shipments compared to 2011.

Third-quarter income from continuing operations was $134.0 million on consolidated revenue of $1.25 billion, compared to income from continuing operations of $183.6 million, or $0.78 per share, on consolidated revenue of $1.40 billion in the year-ago quarter.

Through nine months, Harley-Davidson income from continuing operations increased 12.1 percent year-over-year to $553.3 million, or $2.40 per share, on consolidated revenue of $4.41 billion, compared to income from continuing operations of $493.4 million, or $2.09 per share, on consolidated revenue of $4.13 billion in the year-ago period.

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