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The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

Published on August 9, 2018 under Born To Ride
The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection
We have all heard the rags-to-riches history of one of the most revered motorcycle marques in the world, Harley-Davidson. We’ve heard the story of three Davidsons and a Harley starting the company in a backyard shed and building three vehicles back in 1903. Much of the early history of the company is the subject of conjecture and speculation, but some things we know for sure. In 1903, there were more than 150 domestic motorcycle manufacturers in the United States, 7 of which were located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the same city in which Harley and the Davidsons began building motorcycles. As…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ACCELERATES STRATEGY TO BUILD NEXT GENERATION OF RIDERS GLOBALLY

Published on August 9, 2018 under Born To Ride
HARLEY-DAVIDSON ACCELERATES STRATEGY TO  BUILD NEXT GENERATION OF RIDERS GLOBALLY
Harley-Davidson’s first Adventure Touring motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson™ Pan America™ 1250 is planned to launch in 2020 Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle, LiveWire™– is planned to launch in 2019 This 975cc Streetfighter model is part of Harley-Davidson’s new modular 500cc to 1250cc middleweight platform of motorcycles, which is planned to launch in 2020. Harley-Davidson’s all-new custom motorcycle with a muscular stance, aggressive, stripped down styling and 1250cc is planned to be released in 2021. A broader range of electric models that are light, nimble and ready to tackle the urban landscape. planned to be available by 2022 A broader range of electric models…
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Craven Moorehead-Born To Ride Column Writer

Published on August 9, 2018 under Born To Ride
Craven Moorehead-Born To Ride Column Writer
Hmm … Something Uplifting? From month to month, I never know what I am going to write about. So, on my occasional visits to the BTR office, I often ask our editor Jesse what he would like to see me write about. On my last visit, he commented that he would like to see me write something ‘uplifting.’ A short discussion ensued regarding hydraulics and other air-powered devices that lift up our automobiles, motorcycles and a myriad of other items that need to be elevated for service or maintenance. To make matters worse I continued on about other things like…
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Spyke & Mike-Summer Fun and Hot Talons

Published on August 9, 2018 under Born To Ride
Spyke & Mike-Summer Fun and Hot Talons
Summer Fun and Hot Talons Hey there, my BTR friends, it's hot enough out there in the sun to cook an egg on the sidewalk, let alone the talons underneath me. During the summer months, Mike doesn't let my feet hit the ground. In this kind of weather, I would be doing the burning parrot foot dance. And just like you humans, it would blister my little toes. Mike breaks in, “Yes Spyke, we are not riding much during the day because of the hair dryer winds, and in the evenings when we do ride we're running from the rain.…
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MSF-Motorcycle Safety Foundation, The Brake or Swerve Decision

Published on August 9, 2018 under Front Page
MSF-Motorcycle Safety Foundation, The Brake or Swerve Decision
SF-Motorcycle Safety Foundation The Brake or Swerve Decision The decision whether to brake first or swerve first in an emergency is critical. You need excellent Search skills so you can effectively Evaluate and  use your escape options. Keep in mind an escape option can change quickly if the hazard is moving. For example, a car pulling out in front of you could continue in it’s path or it could stop right in front of you. If you brake without enough distance to stop, you would crash at a reduced speed. If you swerve without slowing and do not have enough…
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Hellbenders Motorcycles

Published on August 9, 2018 under Front Page
Hellbenders Motorcycles
Hellbenders Motorcycles We love looking at unique and well-built motorcycles when we attend various bike nights, events, and races. Well, folks, a new bike shop is opening up in Zephyrhills that has already taken the custom-made motorcycle to a new and matchless level! May I introduce Kenny Dukes, owner, designer, and bike builder at Hellbenders Motorcycles! Why did you get involved in building motorcycles? Did you have a passion for this? “I was working for California Motorcycles for many years. Working in that environment got me thinking about doing my own custom manufacturing where I had my own brand and…
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