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American Motorcyclist Association congratulates record breakers who competed at 2017 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship

Published on October 17, 2017 under Blog
American Motorcyclist Association congratulates record breakers who competed at 2017 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship
New national and world land speed records await certification PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Racers from around the world took to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, for the 2017 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship in hopes of setting AMA national and Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme world records. "Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is the pinnacle of land-speed racing," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "Not only do competitors race against others in their class for AMA National No. 1 plates, they compete against world records set before them. Congratulations to the many racers who were successful in securing…
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Harley-Davidson Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

Published on October 17, 2017 under Blog
Harley-Davidson Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results
U.S. Market Share Up, Improved U.S. Dealer Inventory MILWAUKEE, Oct. 17, 2017 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) third quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased to $0.40 from $0.64 in the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter net income was $68.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.15 billion versus net income of $114.1 million on consolidated revenue of $1.27 billion in the third quarter of 2016. “The continued weakness in the U.S. motorcycle industry only heightens our resolve and the intensity we are bringing to the quest to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders,” said Matt Levatich, president and CEO, Harley-Davidson, Inc. “Launching…
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KRAWIEC EXTENDS NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS LEAD WITH BIG PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE WIN IN DALLAS

Published on October 16, 2017 under Blog
KRAWIEC EXTENDS NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS LEAD WITH BIG PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE WIN IN DALLAS
Harley-Davidson Street Rod Carries Krawiec to His Sixth Win of the Season ENNIS, Texas (October 15, 2017) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec stretched his Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs with a final-round win at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex. Krawiec rode a Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle to his sixth win of the season and now holds a 107-point Countdown points lead. “This was a perfect weekend for our championship run,” said Krawiec, a three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion who last won…
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His Peace Becomes Our Peace

Published on October 13, 2017 under Blog
His Peace Becomes Our Peace
Recently I had the opportunity to attend a biker church service at a motorcycle dealership. It was good to see a lot of old faces, along with a few faces I had not met before. There was a band playing some great tunes, and since it was really hot, there were bottles of cold water being passed out for free, how cool (pardon the pun)! When I pulled in to the event I noticed some dark clouds on the horizon, but I wasn't worried about them as my phone radar said we were clear of the storm. It was a…
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SENA, MOTORCYCLE COMMUNICATIONS LEADER, RELEASES THE FIRST EVER BLUETOOTH INTEGRATED HALF-HELMET

Published on October 13, 2017 under Blog
SENA, MOTORCYCLE COMMUNICATIONS LEADER, RELEASES THE FIRST EVER BLUETOOTH INTEGRATED HALF-HELMET
The Cavalry Half Helmet comes fully equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 technology in a sleek and easy to use half-helmet design.   IRVINE, Calif. (February 1, 2017) – Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports, action sports and outdoor sports lifestyles, has announced today the release of the new Cavalry Helmet. The Cavalry is a motorcycle half-helmet with Bluetooth technology integrated to meet the connectivity needs of those motorcycle riders who prefer the low-profile helmet style. With its sleek design and simple functionality, the Sena Cavalry is changing the game for riders everywhere. Forget the hassle…
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19th Annual Motorcycle Industry Council Communications Symposium: Disrupting the Status Quo, Shaking Things Up

Published on October 12, 2017 under Blog
19th Annual Motorcycle Industry Council Communications Symposium: Disrupting the Status Quo, Shaking Things Up
Speakers to Share Ideas, New Approaches to Attract Broader Market   IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 – Shaking things up, doing things differently in a fast-changing market will be front and center at the 19th annual Motorcycle Industry Council Communications Symposium, Nov. 15, in Carson, Calif. The packed morning and afternoon programs have several first-time symposium speakers, as well as returning favorites of the industry, sharing new ideas that members can use plus informative market data and the latest sales forecasts. “Everyone knows our world is rapidly changing and we have to be disruptive, embracing new ways and evolving with…
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Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoaches Enhance Skills Toward Achieving Positive Rider Outcomes at 2017 IRETS Workshop

Published on October 10, 2017 under Blog
Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoaches Enhance Skills Toward Achieving Positive Rider Outcomes at 2017 IRETS Workshop
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017 – Hundreds of Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoaches learned new tips and techniques to ensure MSF students get the best, most positive experience when they take any of the MSF’s more than 25 programs, whether it’s a Basic RiderCourse, Advanced RiderCourse, Military SportBike RiderCourse or a Street RiderCourse.   RiderCoaches from across the country described the 2017 MSF International Rider Education Training System Workshop in September as fun, energizing and motivating. RiderCoaches were also able to speak directly with MSF staff during the 2½-day workshop, sharing ideas and feedback. The insight the MSF staff gained from…
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Spyke & Mike_October 2017

Published on October 10, 2017 under Blog
Spyke & Mike_October 2017
When Mike, When? What an end to summer, my BTR friends. I hope hurricane Irma did not disrupt your lifestyle too badly. For Mike and me, it was over a week with no power, lots of cleanup, and clearing out the refrigerators at the Sanctuary. By now, most of you Floridians know what it’s like to be windblown at 50, 60, even 70 mph for a short period of time. I on the other hand, have been enjoying that kind of continuous breeze for years. It’s easily done if you just keep tucked in and very aerodynamic. You humans call…
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BE PREPARED!

Published on October 9, 2017 under Blog
BE PREPARED!
You never know what’s going to happen, so you do what you can, right? I had no idea that there was going to be a major storm here in Florida but after seeing what happened in Texas, I started thinking. Harvey tore through there like a banshee and did major destruction before Irma was ever born in our opinion. It opened my eyes to a lot of stuff but I never realized what was yet to come. This article then is a tribute to all the lives and property lost in both of these catastrophes. And the others that followed.…
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