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Mysterious Ducati Bike Teased; Likely To Debut At 2020 Ducati World Première

Could it be the Streetfighter V4, the 2020 Multistrada or something else entirely? The company will showcase its 2020 range of motorcycles on 23 October 2019. The bike in the teaser is most likely the production-spec Streetfighter V4. Other guesses include a Multistrada V4 or an updated Ducati SuperSport. Ducati is set to unveil its 2020 range of motorcycles on 23 October 2019. What’s more interesting is that the company has teased a mystery motorcycle, which has left us scratching our heads and wondering what it could be? Now, the obvious answer could be the production-ready Streetfighter V4. And this would make sense considering that the CEO of the company, Claudio Domenicali, had mentioned that the stripped-down version of the Panigale V4 will be the highlight of the event. But if we had to put on our tin-foil hats and speculate, we think it could also be the 2020 Ducati Multistrada V4 considering the fact that the flagship adventure-tourer was spied testing near Bologna, Italy recently. Other wild guesses include a new and updated SuperSport or the XDiavel. Both motorcycles are due for an update, but what remains to be seen is if they continue to sport the same L-twin setup or come with the Desmosedici Stradale V4 motor instead. While the Italian manufacturer might unveil the bike in October, we expect to see it in the flesh only at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan, which is scheduled to take place in November. Yes, we will be bringing you all the updates from there as well.

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Tanya Tucker Returns After 17 Years with New Album While I’m Livin’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Country legend and original female outlaw Tanya Tucker returns after 17 years. Tucker’s new album, While I’m Livin’, is set for release on August 23 via Fantasy Records. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the album marks Tucker’s first for the label and her first new material since 2002’s Tanya. Watch/share the video for the album’s debut song “The Wheels of Laredo,” directed by Myriam Santos here and pre-order While I’m Livin’ here. Additionally, Tucker and Carlile will take the stage for a performance at tonight’s CMT Awards. “Brandi is truly out of this world. She’s talented, smart, funny, never ever slows down and has a heart of gold,” says Tucker of the collaboration. “I just love her. She was like my shadow when we were in the studio. Every time I turned around, she was there. And Shooter, I’ve known him since he was a baby. He’s the one who brought us all together. So I’m ready to get this music out there because it’s different than anything I’ve ever done.” While I’m Livin’ is largely comprised of songs written by Carlile, the twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth and Tucker. “It’s a musical biography of sorts,” said Carlile, “about Tanya’s real life and the places she’s seen, and it’s narrated by the greatest country and western singer this side of Johnny Cash.” “The Day My Heart Goes Still” is a reflection of Tucker’s enduring love for her late father, while “Mustang Ridge” recalls her hardscrabble childhood in central Texas. While I’m Livin’ also contains some well-chosen covers including “High Ridin’ Heroes,” a 1987 song Shooter selected that featured David Lynn Jones and his dad, Waylon Jennings, “The House That Built Me,” a track made famous by Miranda Lambert and “Hard Luck” the 1979 chestnut by

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Strider Bikes builds new riders – “Double Down Charity Program”

Strider Bikes Announces the “Double Down Charity Program” New program increases youth ridership and feeds two charities simultaneously via youth balance bikes. Rapid City, SD – Strider Bikes, the leading manufacturer of balance bikes for children with over 2 million sold worldwide, launches a new direct-sale custom Strider program designed to further increase youth ridership and charitable donations. The Double-Down Charity Program (DDCP) will support partner-designated 501c3 charities and the Strider Education Foundation’s All Kids Bike, a national movement to install Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools. This all while delivering unique balance bikes designed by the Strider partner company or brand. The Double-Down Charity Program enables a company or brand to design a custom graphics package including a competition style number plate and a complete sticker kit. Then, for each customized bike sold, the partner’s designated 501(c)(3)charity receives $20 and All Kids Bike receives $20. As sales climb over 200 units, the partners designated charity will receive $4,000, and one school (of the partner’s choosing) is donated a Kindergarten PE “Learn-To-Ride” program care of All Kids Bike consisting of 22 Strider 14x balance bikes, training and certification for the PE teacher, helmets, pedal conversion kits, approved curriculum, and five years of technical support. Through the Kindergarten PE Program, children enjoy the mental and physical benefits of riding a bike, including the fun, freedom and mobility it provides. Donations are delivered via Strider Bikes in the name of the sponsoring partner. Partners will have the opportunity to present the donation and be on site to see their All Kids Bike donation in action, further increasing the public relations opportunity for the partner. The DDCP is designed to increase ridership at every level and to empower those who share in the vision of more kids on bikes; learning balance, gaining

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New Motorcycle Rights Organization

Biker Lives Matter Florida USA Great News…. John Rogue has once again stepped up and will be leading the upcoming Board of Directors for Biker Lives Matter – Florida USA… as “President” for those that don’t know Rogue ” I am a well known Photo-Journalist in the Motorcycle Field and have had my work continually published in national magazines since the late 60s. I also do work for select individuals.” *source bikerrogue.com He has been involved in Biker Rights almost as long as I have been alive (a long dang time)… was one of the founders of the “original” A.B.A.T.E. …. We couldn’t ask for a better or more experienced person to take the controls… Thank You Rogue…. Rogue is the Senior Editor at Bikernet.com ROGUE SAYS: To many brothers and sisters are being killed by stupid drivers ( I almost had a lady hit me today by coming into my lane) I believe we can put together a new organization to get legislation passed that will seriously penalize any one that hits and injures or kills a motorcyclist. I do not think it is going to be easy or quick But like other Motorcycle Rights we have fought for in the past and won I think we can with this one as well. There is NO FEE TO JOIN THIS ORGANIZATION GET INVOLVED NOW!

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New Confederate Motorcycle Website Has Launched

After the rebranding from Confederate Motors Inc. to Curtiss Motorcycle Company, Inc., in June of 2018 Curtiss sold the intellectual property rights to the Confederate brands and designs to Ernest Lee. Ernest Lee immediately announced plans to continue to sell the Confederate P-51 Combat Fighter and FA-13 Combat Bomber through his new company Confederate Motorcycles LLC. Ernest Lee also owns and has ridden his Confederate P-51 Combat Fighter #31 more than 25,000 miles himself. The new Confederate.com website now features new and pre-owned Confederate motorcycles, service, parts, apparel and gear. NEW MOTORCYCLES Confederate currently manufactures and distributes the G3 P-51 Combat Fighter and FA-13 Combat Bomber. Each of these motorcycles is an heirloom work of functioning art that lives and breathes the Confederate ideology. P-51 COMBAT FIGHTER The P-51 Combat Fighter is available with the S&S X-Wedge 132 cubic inch engine; a choice of two different handlebars; rear, mid or forward foot positions; single stack or dual stack air filters; several anodized colour options; and either a solo or a plus one seat configuration. FA-13 COMBAT BOMBER The FA-13 Combat Bomber is available with the S&S X-Wedge 132 cubic inch engine; a choice of two different handlebars; mid or forward foot positions; and dual stack air filters. The 2019 FXDR™ Hellcat™ F-114 This “power cruiser” combines the power of the Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine with an ultra-lightweight chassis, wheels and body for ultimate performance. Reimagined with Confederate DNA, Carbon Fiber and Billet Aluminum Construction, the Confederate FXDR kit will soon be available in a variety of options. TRADE-IN PROGRAM When it’s time to upgrade, Confederate owners get what they paid for their Confederate motorcycle toward a new Confederate motorcycle of equal or greater value. PRE-OWNED MOTORCYCLES Confederate’s refurbishment program is available not only for bikes that the motorcycle company purchase,

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The Connected Bikernet Weekly News

It’s Our Job to Help By Bandit, Rogue, Barry Green, Mark Longsdale, Bob T., El Waggs and the girls Here’s the recent challenge. A brother called the other day. He spoke to some kids recently and they had never heard of Arlen Ness. They were riders. We had an interesting discussion about the changing face of motorcycling. Of course, some kids don’t know the Beatles or Elvis Presley, so what’s new? The key is to stay connected and informed. Give the young guys lots of info and see which direction they roll. I had to learn this code, to stay true to what you love. That’s the formula for Nirvana. Don’t push yourself in direction you weren’t meant to take. Let’s hit the news. CLICK HERE TO GET THE WEEKLY NEWS IN THE CANTINA

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New Cutting Edge Helmets With Unique Harley-Davidson Style

The Spring riding season is a good time to take a look at riding gear to see if upgrades are needed and helmets are the best place to start. This Spring, Harley-Davidson has partnered with industry-leading helmet manufacturers to create a lineup of new cutting-edge helmets that utilize the latest in technology and look as good as they function. Staying connected while on the road just got easier thanks to the new Boom!™ Audio N02 Full-Face Helmet (P/N 98365-19VX, $550.00*).  This advanced matte black helmet allows for innovative communication and sound experience with zero setup required. The built-in Sena 20S Bluetooth® communication system links up to eight riders on the intercom and has integrated speakers and a microphone to pair Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices for navigation, favorite play lists and hands-free calls. Providing side coverage that will protect the head and face without compromising airflow or field view, the new Maywood Interchangeable Sun Shield H27 3/4 Helmet (P/N 98361-19VX, $160.00*) offers a versatile 3-in-1 design to give riders options. Riders can choose from three different looks thanks to the removable peak visor, side plates and face shield that allow for an adjustable experience. This versatile helmet features a retractable sun shield that deploys quickly and easily along with a face shield that offers 95% UV protection and anti-scratch coating. The new Capstone Sun Shield H24 Modular Helmet (P/N 98357-19VX, $250.00*) gives riders full-face coverage but with the added benefit of a flip-up chin bar for easier communication. With an easily deployable retractable sun shield, this helmet features an advanced ventilation system for full front-to-back airflow to help flush out heat and humidity. The face shield offers 95% UV protection, an anti-scratch coating and uses the QuickSlide™ shield replacement system for quick, secure, tool-free removal and installation. This helmet is also compatible

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2019 Ural motorcycles At Dealers Now

2019 Urals Now Available at US Dealers. Urals have Big Changes at Same Look in 2019 After a long awaited journey, the 2019 line up has officially hit dealers’ floors. This new Ural represents the culmination of countless late nights and endless hours spent making this Ural the best we’ve ever produced. New 2019 Urals feature a number of changes from an overhauled engine, to a new EFI and a new universal rear wheel. Although visually the difference between 2019 Urals and its predecessors is almost unnoticeable (as a matter of fact one can say the same thing about all Urals manufactured in the last 30 years), the new model year brings big changes to Ural family of sidecar motorcycles. All new EFI system and modernized top end make Ural’s 750cc “boxer” engine run cooler, smoother and work more efficiently. Standard Accessories • LED Sidecar Fog Lights (Gear Up) • Sidecar Power Outlet • Sidecar Tonneau Cover • Jerry Can (Gear Up) • Folding Utility Shovel (Gear Up) • Luggage Rack (Gear Up) • Universal Spare Wheel – Fits All 3 Positions   Engine and Transmission Displacement, cc: 749 Engine type: OHV air cooled 2 cylinder 4 stroke “boxer” (flat twin) Valve per cylinder: 2 Bore and stroke (mm x mm): 78 x 78 Max output (hp): 41 @ 5500 rpm Max torque (ft-lbs): 42 @ 4300 rpm Compression: 8.6:1 Fuel system: Throttle body EFI Starting: Electric & Kickstart Clutch Double-disc dry Transmission type: Manual Speeds: 4 forward 1 reverse Primary drive (rear wheel): Driveshaft Final drive ratio: 4.62 Engageable sidecar wheel drive: Yes, driveshaft Physical Measurements Overall length, inch.: 98.8 Overall heights, inch.: 54.3 Overall width, inch.: 63.6 Seat height, (unladen), inch.: 32.0 Ground clearance (unladen),inch.: 6.8 Dry weight, lbs: 730 Electrical Alternator: Denso, Peak Output 40 Amp @

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Yamaha Expects India to Become its Largest Production Base in 5 yrs

Markets in Indonesia, Vietnam saturating; India priority No. 1, says top executive. Japanese auto major Yamaha Motor Company (YMC) expects India to overtake Indonesia to emerge as its largest base in terms of production output in the next five years. “India sells more than 20 million two-wheelers annually and the numbers are growing. Our company’s market share is in single digits. We want to improve this. There is a lot of opportunity,” says Yamaha India Chairman Shitara. Two-wheeler sales in India increased 6.95% to 19,740,727 units till February this fiscal. In the same period, India Yamaha Motor’s sales remained largely flat at around 732,006 units. The company additionally exported 226,010 units. Yamaha Motor India’s group chairman Motofumi Shitara was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of MT-15 priced at ₹1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). “India is priority number one for us worldwide. We aim to have production volume of 2.5 million units in India in the next five years,” he said. Going ahead, Shitara said the company would steer clear of the mass segment and focus on launching premium motorcycles in the domestic market. The company has also commenced a study on introducing electric two-wheelers in India. Shitara is currently defining the mid-term roadmap for the company till 2025 to lay the foundation on how the brand Yamaha takes shape the country. Apart from growing volumes, Shitara said a focus area for him is to project a strong image for the Yamaha brand in the local market. Yamaha MT-15 was launched on Friday – a 155cc bike with liquid-cooled four-stroke engine mated to a six-speed transmission. MT-15 is priced at Rs 1.36 lakh ex-showroom. It has ABS and fuel injected variable valve actuation (VBA). On the idea of electric motorcycles, the Yamaha Chairman says – “Three points are important, one

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