Vance & Hines Issues Statement on Federal Trade Commission Action Against Harley-Davidson
Background:The Federal Trade Commission announced a complaint on June 23, 2022, against Harley-Davidson, ordering the company to “fix warranties by removing illegal terms and recognizing the right to repair, come clean with customers, and ensure that dealers compete fairly with independent third-parties.”
Statement from Mike Kennedy, President & CEO of Vance & Hines:
“This action taken by the FTC is a huge win for motorcycle riders. While we still need to see how this plays out, we anticipate that riders will have more choices in how they repair and update their motorcycles during the warranty period, which is clearly a big deal for companies in the motorcycle aftermarket, too. I hope that the “it will void your warranty” threat for someone who just wants a better sounding or smoother running Harley is a thing of the past.”
The last time the FEULING Flying Pig saw its tires grace a track, it marked the first podium finish on record for the team in this high velocity class of Bagger GP racing.
With expectations high, the crew journeyed into Utah with a burning motivation to finish on top, and to best the field of bikes and riders alike who would undoubtedly leave it all on the track in hopes of standing atop the podium at the conclusion of the weekend.
The Flying Pig saw some huge performance gains heading into the race weekend with our 592 short travel camchest kit married to our refreshed Milwaukee Eight engine.
This is our, as we like to call it, “big nasty Put your big boy pants on and get serious” camshaft offered for all Milwaukee 8 engines. Our freshly tuned short stroke motor also armed with our FEULING Race Series lifters, oiling system, BA HighFlow air cleaner, and anti-reversion exhaust system, shined on the track.
With our 592 camchest kit installed we saw our peak performance numbers from the dyno translate directly to the race track, all with the exact same components you can install on your build directly out of our parts catalog or your local Drag Specialties dealer.
Through a full day’s worth of practice sessions leading up to qualifying, the bike only seemed to get better with pressure. There were a few minor adjustments needed, including a blown fuse that nearly ended the weekend early, but the bike came off the track from qualifying with Ben Bostrom sitting in pole position for the main event later that afternoon.
From the start we had our eyes set on the podium, and with each lap of the final race it became more and more apparent Ben and the Flying Pig were a force to be reckoned with. As the battle came to a close, Team FEULING saw yet another level conquered as we surpassed our previous best and took second overall.
With each appearance of the Flying Pig in the Bagger GP, the crew in the pits get hungrier for the tallest step of the podium to be occupied by the FEULING name, just as it has so many times throughout our history.
A new tradition begins , the passing of the FEULING pig. For now, our beloved mascot resides in the hands of the Trask Racing crew, but as the next round of bagger racing gets closer on the calendar, the unofficial bagger racing trophy will make its way home.
Atlanta, GA – June 9, 2022 – METZELER USA is proud to announce their continued support of the BMW MOA at the 2022 National Rally, to be held June 16-18 in Springfield, MO. Celebrating 50 years of the MOA, this landmark rally will be highlighted by the U.S. launch of two brand new Metzeler tire models: the Tourance Next 2 and Karoo 4.
“It is a huge honor to return as the Title Sponsor of the BMW MOA National Rally and support this amazing community of enthusiasts,” said Brian Davenport, Senior Sales Manager for Metzeler. “This event is always an excellent opportunity for us to not only interface with serious riders who log enough miles to really put our tires to the test, but also to educate riders on proper tire maintenance and care.”
The centerpiece of METZELER USA’s exhibit will be two new tires: the Tourance Next 2 and the Karoo 4. The Tourance Next 2 tire is the perfect tire choice for sport touring riders, with the stability and grip to perform well in any conditions, even with bikes loaded with luggage or a passenger. For those adventure riders seeking some fun off the pavement, the Karoo 4 provides exceptional traction and clearout in even the messiest of conditions while maintaining a smooth ride on the road as well.
Attendees can visit the METZELER USA booth during the rally to see the Tourance Next 2 and Karoo 4 up close, along with the rest of the lineup of sport, touring and adventure tires from METZELER. In addition, the tire manufacturer will be hosting a seminar designed to help riders get the most longevity and performance out of their tires.
“We’re proud to have Metzeler as our title sponsor for the 2022 Wander Farther National Rally,” said MOA Executive Director Ted Moyer. “BMW MOA members ride thousands of miles to come to our annual ‘homecoming,’ and many accomplish an epic trip with the help of Metzeler tires. With such a rich history between Metzeler and the MOA, it only makes sense to have Metzeler as the title partner for our signature annual event.”
For more information about Metzeler’s complete lineup of motorcycle tires, visit www.metzeler.com, or follow along on Facebook and Instagram.
New Legend apparel coming June 1st!! New Era Hats, Richardson Leather Patch Hats, and New Flatbills. Along with t-shirts and sweatshirts! You can’t go wrong with new apparel for the summer riding season. We are excited about this launch and we think you will be too!
Mark your calendars June 1st, because this is a drop that you won’t want to miss!
SIGNATURE SERIES BUTTON-DOWNS & T-SHIRTS
We have searched out some of the industry’s leading artists to form a collaboration that we call our “Signature Series”. Our goal is to get their talent transformed from canvas to fabric, we call this Wearable Art. Keep a lookout as this Collection continues to grow while we work with world-wide talented artists that can now get their masterpieces on the backs of passionate enthusiasts like you!
HIGH QUALITY INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL PRINTING
We use the latest technology with the highest quality digital printers for the brightest, fullest colors that you will see but not feel on the fabric. There is a small branded woven label on the edge of your garment.
POLYESTER/COMBED RING SPUN COTTON FABRIC T-SHIRTS
Enjoy an athletic mixture of 65/35 Poly/Combed Ring Spun Cotton for a tee that can keep up with you. With shoulder-to-shoulder taping and heat-set to minimize shrinkage, you’ll be able to enjoy this tee every day. Designed in our CLASSIC FIT.
HIGH QUALITY HEAT PRESSED PRINT
We use top of the line print transfers that establish our popular color matched look. All applications are applied to your garments using high end industrial heat press machines in the U.S.A. including a small branded woven label on the edge of your garment.
FASHION WITH FUNCTION
Our apparel is designed by bikers for bikers that transitions easily from on – to off the bike styling. Our apparel is functional enough to ride in and fashionable enough to live in so you can spend more time riding and less time changing your attire.
Question: Can someone with a motorcycle permit have their small dog riding on the motorcycle or would that be considered a passenger? We have already purchased a helmet and leather jacket for this lucky pup! Thank you for your response.
Answer: First of all, where will this dog be seated and how? I see less issues if you are talking about a motorcycle side car or a motorcycle trailer equipped with a kennel. But if you are talking about on the actual motorcycle with you, I don’t think this would be very safe for you or your pet.
If you are going to carry a passenger, there are a few key items to keep in mind:
Equip and Adjust Your Motorcycle:
A passenger seat and footrests are required by law.
Adjust tire pressure and suspension settings for the additional weight. (Do not exceed weight limitations specified in the owner’s manual.)
Provide protective riding gear: eye protection, a DOT-approved helmet, boots, gloves, long riding pants and a high-visibility motorcycle jacket.
Passengers under age 18 are required by law to wear a DOT-approved helmet.
Small children are required by law to be able to reach both footrests with their feet while sitting on the passenger seat.
Getting On and Off the Motorcycle:
Start the engine before the passenger gets on.
Squeeze the front brake while the passenger gets on or off the bike.
Passengers should get off the bike before the operator.
Passenger Safety Tips:
Hold operator’s waist or hips, or motorcycle’s passenger hand-holds.
Keep feet on footrests at all times, including while stopped.
Keep hands and feet away from hot or moving parts.
When turning, look over the operator’s shoulder in the direction of the turn.
Avoid turning around or making sudden moves that might affect operation.
If crossing an obstacle, rise off the seat keeping your feet on the foot pegs with knees slightly bent and allow legs to absorb the shock upon impact.
Operator Safety Tips:
A passenger will affect handling due to extra weight and independent motion.
Braking sooner with greater pressure may be necessary.
Use extra caution in a corner.
Allow more time and space for passing.
Be ready to counter the effects of wind.
Avoid extreme speeds and dramatic lean angles.
If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW).
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NEW PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE!
KODLIN USA Universal License Plate & Sleek Lights For Touring Models
SLEEK LIGHTS 3-1 FOR TOURING MODELS:
• Super bright German engineered COB LEDs with run, turn and brake function
• Housing made from CNC machined billet aluminum
• Black or chrome finish
• Replaces rubber antenna grommets when factory antenna is relocated or removed.
• Comes with all necessary hardware for installation.
• We recommend the use of the Kodlin Curved Touring License Plate Kit KUS20100 / KUS 20101 (check license plate fitment applications).
• Sold in pairs!
• Fits HD Street Glide 2006-2013 FLHX, 2014-Up FLHX/S; Road Glide 2009-2013 FLTRX, 2015 and-Up FLTRX/S and Road King Special 2017-Up FLHRXS
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◦ Great addition to Kodlin Sleek 3-1 Rear Indicators
◦ Available in black or chrome finish
◦ Fits HD Street Glide 2013 FLHX, 2014-Up FLHX/FLHX/S; Road Glide 2013 FLTRX, 2015-Up FLTRX/S and Road King Special 2017-Up FLHRXS
KUS20101 Kodlin Curved LED License Plate Kit, Chrome KUS20100 Kodlin Curved LED License Plate Kit, Black Price: $159.99
Arizona Bike Week is Next Stop on Vance & Hines’ 2022 Event Tour
Company has expanded its event list as more riders plan to hit the road this year
Santa Fe Springs CA – April 7, 2022 – Vance & Hines rally trucks roll again this week, continuing the company’s plans for an expanded slate of events in 2022. After a successful event in the sunshine and rain of Daytona Bike Week, the big rig and crews head to Arizona Bike Week, where they will set up at Westworld of Scottsdale for the four-day event.
The 2022 Vance & Hines event schedule includes the top v-twin motorcycle rallies in the country, like Sturgis, Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Bikes, Blues & BBQ and Delmarva Bike Week. These rallies provide riders the opportunity to engage directly with factory representatives to see and hear the latest in Vance & Hines performance products. What’s more, Vance & Hines partners with local Harley-Davidson dealers and v-twin specialists, J&P Cycles, for sales and installation of Vance & Hines exhaust systems, air intakes and tuners at each venue.
With the popularity of Vance & Hines mini-moto products for the Honda Grom and Monkey, Vance & Hines will also return to Barber Small Bore in June, the ultimate mini-moto festival at Barber Motorsports Park, home to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
The expanded 2022 tour includes some new stops as well.
Capitalizing on the company’s launch of exhaust systems for popular ADV bikes, Vance & Hines will display and install exhausts at the Get On! ADV Fests in both the Mojave Desert in California and the Black Hills of South Dakota.
“We’re stoked about the number of events on our calendar this year and we expect to add a couple more as the year goes on. With our current schedule, plus NHRA drag racing, AFT flat track racing and MotoAmerica road racing, we’ll be with our customers at nearly 50 events in 2022,” said Vance & Hines Director of Marketing Jacqueline Kelly.
Vance & Hines rally efforts include two locations at Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Biketoberfest and Sturgis.
The current 2022 route looks like this:
Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, Florida (Two locations), March 4 to 13
Arizona Bike Week, Phoenix, Arizona, April 7 to 10
Get On! ADV Fest, Mojave Desert of California, April 21 to 24
Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 13 to 22
Barber Small Bore, Leeds, Alabama, June 4 to 8
Get On! ADV Fest, Black Hills of South Dakota, July 15 to 17
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Black Hills of South Dakota (Two locations), July 30 to August 14
Delmarva Bike Week, Salisbury, Maryland, September 14 to 18
Bikes, Blues and BBQ, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 5 to 9
Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, Florida (Two locations), October 13 to 16
Come find us at Arizona Bike Week. We have Legend techs and staff there to talk suspension and answer all of your questions.
Our team will be at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale April 6th-April 10th. To stay updated 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!