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Brass Balls Cycles’ Build-a-Bike Kit Program Rolls Out Five Stages to Build a Custom Motorcycle

Published on June 16, 2015 under Blog
Brass Balls Cycles’ Build-a-Bike Kit Program Rolls Out Five Stages to Build a Custom Motorcycle
Brass Balls Cycles' Build-a-Bike Kit Program Rolls Out Five Stages to Build a Custom Motorcycle Oklahoma City, OK, June 16, 2015 - Darwin Motorcycles announced today that Brass Balls Cycles transitioned into the firm's Bike Kit division, which means each Brass Balls Cycles is sourced by and built by the customer. Randy Branum's Completed Bike "Through our years of building custom/production award winning bobbers and choppers, we've learned which parts have superior engineering, fit and finish needed to build a high quality, safe and hassle free customs," explained Chief Designer & CEO, Dar Holdsworth. Brass Balls Cycles' Build-a-Bike Kit is…
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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame to welcome Rodney Smith, John Parham

Published on June 16, 2015 under Blog
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame to welcome Rodney Smith, John Parham
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame to welcome Rodney Smith, John Parham in October ceremony Class of 2015 to be inducted Oct. 17 in Orlando, Fla. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- On Oct. 17 in Orlando, Fla., the American Motorcyclist Association will welcome the Class of 2015 into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Two of those motorcycling greats will be racer Rodney Smith and entrepreneur and patron John Parham. "It's my pleasure to announce the first two members of the Class of 2015," said Ken Ford, a member of the AMA and American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation boards of directors. "Rodney Smith was one…
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American Motorcyclist Association Encourages all Motorcyclists to Ride to Work on Monday

Published on June 12, 2015 under Blog
American Motorcyclist Association Encourages all Motorcyclists to Ride to Work on Monday
American Motorcyclist Association Encourages all Motorcyclists to Ride to Work on Monday PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is encouraging all motorcyclists to participate in the 24th Annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day on June 15 to demonstrate the practical benefits of our favorite form of transportation. "Motorcyclists already know how much fun it is to ride and how easy motorcycles and scooters are to maneuver in traffic and to park," said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. "Ride To Work Day helps call attention to our way of life and gives us a chance to…
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The PCB Outdoor Bike & Boat Show Comes this Labor Day Weekend

Published on June 12, 2015 under Blog
The PCB Outdoor Bike & Boat Show Comes this Labor Day Weekend
Streets to Swells: The PCB Outdoor Bike & Boat Show Comes this Labor Day Weekend June 11, 2015—Panama City Beach, FL— Harley-Davidson and Legendary Marine are teaming up on the area’s inaugural PCB Outdoor Bike & Boat Show, happening this Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6, 2015) at Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach, located one mile east of Pier Park on PC Beach Parkway. The PCB Outdoor Bike & Boat Show offers a great way to preview the brand new 2016 Harley-Davidson bikes and 2016 Legendary boat models, and compare all other available makes and models of bikes and boats –…
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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show

Published on June 12, 2015 under Blog
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, Presented by Hagerty Insurance Agency, Spotlights Classic Motorcycles at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Vintage motorcycle riders, collectors and racers will ride or haul their classic bikes to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this July 10-12 for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Some of the best of those motorcycles will be showcased in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, presented by Hagerty Insurance Agency, on Saturday, July 11. "AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is packed with great bikes of all genres," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "But the best of…
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Vintage Motorcycles to Compete at FIM North America Vintage Road Race Championships

Published on June 12, 2015 under Blog
Vintage Motorcycles to Compete at FIM North America Vintage Road Race Championships
Vintage Motorcycles to Compete at FIM North America Vintage Road Race Championships Event is June 13-14 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Vintage road racing motorcycles will compete for continental titles this weekend, June 13-14, at Vintage Laconia, a Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme North America championship taking place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.   FIM North America is the North American continental union of the FIM. It includes the American Motorcyclist Association and the Canadian Motorcyclist Association. Because Vintage Laconia takes place on U.S. soil, it also is an AMA-sanctioned event.   "Vintage competition is an important…
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Happy Father’s Day Fran!

Published on June 12, 2015 under Blog
Happy Father’s Day Fran!
Yes, you have read correctly, Happy Father’s Day Fran! Werner Haasch knows he has wonderful children, Fran and Marcus Haasch, and he’s the one who is grateful and thankful on Father’s Day. He doesn’t want to be catered to or spoiled for the day, but instead he wants to show his love and appreciation in a special way. So how does Werner do that for Fran? By building Fran an Almhütte of course! While on a family trip to Austria last year, Fran spotted an Almhütte and commented to her father how she would adore a hut like this in…
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BOXERWORKS BEEMERGLIDES

Published on June 10, 2015 under Blog
BOXERWORKS BEEMERGLIDES
On the outskirts of Watkinsville, Georgia, a quaint southern town just south of Athens and UGA, Boxerworks-Service , led by charismatic Nathan Mende and his team of dedicated craftsmen are turning heads as they turn out BeemerGlides, fully-functional retro-‘whatever old style bikes you would like.’ Born in Teaneck, NJ in the late ‘40s, Nathan’s father worked part-time at a local garage, wherein resided eight Slash Two BMWs; the owner, Nathan’s dad and six compadres would annually ship all eight bikes to a remote location, fly out and have a nice rideabout home. In the middle ‘60s he came upon a…
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GENERATION TO GENERATION A poem by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Published on June 10, 2015 under Blog
GENERATION TO GENERATION A poem by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In a house which becomes a home, one hands down and another takes up the heritage of mind and heart, laughter and tears, musings and deeds. Love, like a carefully loaded ship, crosses the gulf between the generations. Therefore, we do not neglect the ceremonies of our passage: when we wed, when we die, and when we are blessed with a child; When we depart and when we return; When we plant and when we harvest. Let us bring up our children. It is not the place of some official to hand to them their heritage. If others impart to…
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Indian Motorcycle of Pensacola to host The Great American Summer Cookout to benefit USO of Northwest Florida

Published on June 9, 2015 under Blog
Indian Motorcycle of Pensacola to host The Great American Summer Cookout to benefit USO of Northwest Florida
Indian Motorcycle of Pensacola to host The Great American Summer Cookout to benefit USO of Northwest Florida   Indian Motorcycle of Pensacola is joining forces with the USO Northwest Florida as part of a nationwide effort to support and raise awareness about USO services and programs for our men and women in uniform. The Great American Summer Cookout will be Saturday June 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Indian Motorcycle of Pensacola, located at 6330 Pensacola Blvd. Motorcyclists and all their friends, as well anyone who would like to support the troops, are welcome to stop by and enjoy great…
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HARLEY TEAM STRETCHES PRO STOCK POINTS LEAD AT ENGLISHTOWN

Published on June 8, 2015 under Blog
HARLEY TEAM STRETCHES PRO STOCK POINTS LEAD AT ENGLISHTOWN
HARLEY TEAM STRETCHES PRO STOCK POINTS LEAD AT ENGLISHTOWN Krawiec and Hines Out-Pace Rivals in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Eliminations   ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 7, 2015) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines hold a firm grip on the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead following the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Krawiec leads the series but Hines rode his Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle to the semi-finals on Sunday and gained 21 points on his teammate by the end of the weekend.   “I lost some ground to Andrew this weekend but we…
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STILL BORN TO BE “HOG WILD”

Published on June 2, 2015 under Blog
STILL BORN TO BE “HOG WILD”
  STILL BORN TO BE “HOG WILD” by Paul Murray In the V-twin motorcycle mechanic circles and especially around the Albany, Georgia area where he lives, when someone talks about working on Harley-Davidson’s, the name Billy Potter and “Hog Wild” undoubtedly always comes up. Billy got involved with bikes because Harley’s were cool when Billy was growing up. His father, Navy WWII Veteran, Jim Potter, owned the local Harley dealership since the late ’50s. His Dad always had a Harley. In 1947, Jim rode coast-to-coast on his Harley knuckle-head rigid frame springer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to San Diego, CA…
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UC Berkeley study shows lane-splitting motorcyclists are safer in traffic

Published on June 2, 2015 under Blog
UC Berkeley study shows lane-splitting motorcyclists are safer in traffic
UC Berkeley study shows lane-splitting motorcyclists are safer in traffic PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- A new study by the University of California Berkeley shows that motorcyclists who split lanes in heavy traffic are significantly less likely to be struck from behind by other motorists and are less likely to suffer head or torso injuries, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Researchers, led by Dr. Thomas Rice of the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), reviewed nearly 6,000 motorcycle-involved traffic collisions between June 2012 and August 2013, including 997 in which the riders were splitting lanes at the time of the crash.…
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HARLEY WRECKING CREW RIDERS LEAD AMA GNC1 STANDINGS FOLLOWING SACRAMENTO MILE

Published on June 2, 2015 under Blog
HARLEY WRECKING CREW RIDERS LEAD AMA GNC1 STANDINGS FOLLOWING SACRAMENTO MILE
HARLEY WRECKING CREW RIDERS LEAD AMA GNC1 STANDINGS FOLLOWING SACRAMENTO MILE Mees Makes Podium and Trails Coolbeth by Five Points SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 30, 2015) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Wrecking Crew riders Kenny Coolbeth and Jared Mees lead the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines flat track racing series following the 50th running of the Sacramento Mile at the Cal Expo on Saturday. Mees finished third aboard the Rogers Racing Las Vegas H-D/Blue Springs H-D Harley-Davidson® XR750 motorcycle and moved up to second place in the season standings. Coolbeth, who finished fifth at Sacramento on the Zanotti…
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Harley-Davidson® of Pensacola Donates Motorcycle to Combat Hero Bike Build Presentation on May 25 at the Wall South

Published on May 26, 2015 under Blog
Harley-Davidson® of Pensacola Donates Motorcycle to Combat Hero Bike Build Presentation on May 25 at the Wall South
Combat Hero Bike Build has one very important mission—to help injured veterans. The program is designed by warriors to give wounded heroes the sense of freedom and adventure they once enjoyed by providing a customized motorcycle uniquely modified to meet their needs. This past year, Harley-Davidson® of Pensacola donated a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to the program. The bike being presented to Staff Sergeant Brian Mast on Memorial Day has been retrofitted with a side car which will allow his wife and son to join him on rides. While serving in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Mast lost both legs, a finger and part…
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‘JUST RIDE’ DURING THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON WORLD RIDE JUNE 27-28

Published on May 20, 2015 under Blog
‘JUST RIDE’ DURING THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON WORLD RIDE JUNE 27-28
‘JUST RIDE’ DURING THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON WORLD RIDE JUNE 27-28 Two Days. Millions of Miles. One Passion that Unites All Riders   MILWAUKEE (May 19, 2015) – Just ride. It’s a simple idea that expresses the passion that unites motorcycle riders around the world, regardless of age, location, or brand. It’s also all anyone needs to do to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders and Harley Owners Group® members who are flexing their freedom and hitting the open road during the Harley-Davidson™ World Ride on June 27 and 28.   “One of the beautiful things about riding a motorcycle is…
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