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10th ANNUAL LT. CLIFF ROUSE MEMORIAL RIDE-

Published on March 11, 2020 under Front Page
10th ANNUAL LT. CLIFF ROUSE MEMORIAL RIDE-
A few days before Christmas on December 23, 2010, Don Cheek, who was the Dougherty County, Georgia, Chief of Police, received the call that no chief wants to hear. One of his officers, Lt. Cliff Rouse, had been killed in a shootout while responding to an armed robbery. “It was one of the worst news of my life,” said Chief Cheek. The following year, a group of supporters for the family initiated the first Lt. Cliff Rouse Memorial Ride in honor of Cliff. Lt. Rouse was known for his willingness to assist others, who numerous times gave his time and…
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The Shadow Warrior Riders MC – Warriors Helping Warriors

Published on March 11, 2020 under Blog
The Shadow Warrior Riders MC – Warriors Helping Warriors
I love hearing how folks became part of the Born To Ride Family. Today, you’re going to read about a long-time BTR family member, Chance Showell, and the magnificent work his MC is doing for veterans. When did you meet Ron and Debbie? “I think it was 1995. I was doing Tech Tip of the Week, sponsored by the local Tampa Harley-Davidson dealer. I had experience doing TV and radio, so it came naturally for me. In fact, Ron always called me, “One Take Chance” because I always got everything done in one take. Of course, over the years, with…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON™ BRANDED F-250 EDITION TRUCK INTRODUCED

Published on February 14, 2020 under Front Page
HARLEY-DAVIDSON™ BRANDED F-250 EDITION TRUCK INTRODUCED
CHICAGO – February 7, 2019 – Executives with Harley-Davidson™ (NYSE: HOG) and Tuscany Motor Co., a Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:FOXF) (“FOX”) subsidiary, today introduced the 2019 Harley-Davidson F-150 at the Chicago Auto Show. A concept of the Harley-Davidson truck was displayed at the Harley-Davidson 115-year Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee. Strong reaction to the truck led to the collaboration for an all-new Harley-Davidson F-150. The public can see this exciting new vehicle, which is displayed in Ford Motor Company’s exhibit, from February 9-18. “Motorcycle enthusiasts can once again enjoy classic Harley-Davidson design cues in the number one selling vehicle in…
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First Harley-Davidson Edition GMC Pickup in History Introduced

Published on February 13, 2020 under Front Page
First Harley-Davidson Edition GMC Pickup in History Introduced
Harley-Davidson and Tuscany Motor Co. collaborate to forge new GM Truck Model MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harley-Davidson Motor Company NYSE:HOG) and Tuscany Motor Co. will introduce the first Harley-Davidson edition GMC pickup in history at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 11, 2020. Only 250 Harley-Davidson branded GMC® Sierra® trucks will be available through select authorized GMC/Tuscany dealers in North America. “Fans have long hungered for a limited edition GMC truck that celebrates their passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles,” said Jeff Burttschell, Vice President, Tuscany Motor Co. “Working closely with Brad Richards, Vice President of Styling and Design at Harley-Davidson, we created…
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WARRANT LEAD SINGER “ROGER MASON” MEETS CLIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Published on February 13, 2020 under Born To Ride
WARRANT LEAD SINGER “ROGER MASON” MEETS CLIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
WARRANT’s lead singer, Robert Mason, is making it a very special weekend for several clients with special needs at this weekend’s Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival. After a routine soundcheck on Saturday morning, he plans to meet several clients from The Haven backstage at the Festival at approximately 11 a.m. The Haven offers programs and services for children and adults. It is one of five local non-profit agencies that receive financial support from Suncoast Charities for Children thanks to special events like Thunder By The Bay. “Having a national recording artist like Robert Mason take the time…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON DEBUTS SPECIAL EDITION PAINT FOR ROAD GLIDE® SPECIAL MODEL

Published on February 10, 2020 under Born To Ride
HARLEY-DAVIDSON DEBUTS SPECIAL EDITION PAINT FOR ROAD GLIDE® SPECIAL MODEL
Factory-Installed Eagle Eye Yellow Special Edition Paint Highlighted With Large Custom Black Eagle Graphic The new Eagle Eye Special Edition Paint Option is a custom paint scheme only available as installed at the Harley-Davidson® factory on the Road Glide® Special model. Factory installation offers the customer an attainable custom paint option that eliminates the need to either re-paint the original components or install an accessory paint set that leaves take-off painted parts on the shop floor. The Eagle Eye Special Edition paint option finish meets demanding Harley-Davidson standards for quality and durability and is backed by the Harley-Davidson limited warranty.…
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NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON® CVO™ ROAD GLIDE® COMBINES STYLE, POWER, AND TECHNOLOGY

Published on February 6, 2020 under Born To Ride
NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON® CVO™ ROAD GLIDE® COMBINES STYLE, POWER, AND TECHNOLOGY
New CVO Road Glide Features H-D™ Connect and RDRS MILWAUKEE (February 3, 2020) – The Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Road Glide® motorcycle returns as a mid-year addition to the 2020 portfolio of limited-production, super-premium motorcycles from the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations™ program. The CVO Road Glide offers the ultimate combination of premier style, thrilling performance, and ride-enhancing technology in a Touring motorcycle for customers who only settle for the best-of-the-best. The CVO Road Glide motorcycle joins the CVO Tri Glide®, the CVO Limited, and the CVO Street Glide® models in the 2020 collection from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations. Since its inception in…
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THUNDER BY THE BAY – 22 YEARS OF GIVING!

Published on February 4, 2020 under Blog
THUNDER BY THE BAY – 22 YEARS OF GIVING!
I’m at that age where I can’t remember what I did 5 minutes ago, let alone, 22 years ago! When it comes to pulling off outstanding and memorable biker events, Lucy Nicandri, the force behind Thunder By The Bay, can remember every detail on that first planning day; where the first Thunder By The Bay was planned out on a restaurant napkin! Who would have thought that you’re on your 22nd year with Thunder, Lucy? “Oh, Susan! You remembered the napkin story!” Yes, it is hard to believe that we have been doing this for so long!” “I try to…
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“It’s Gonna Knock You Out!” – Chuck Liddell Exclusive Interview

Published on February 4, 2020 under Feature
“It’s Gonna Knock You Out!” – Chuck Liddell Exclusive Interview
Chuck Liddell was born on December 17, 1969 in Santa Barbara, California. In Hollywood he is known for his work in Movies, such as Kick-Ass 2 (2013), War Pigs (2015) and How High (2001). Prior to his film work he was an Iconic MMA UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion. He is one of the Fighters who put UFC on the map. Chuck Liddell became one of the most recognizable Global Sports Superstar Figures to crossover into TV Commercials, Appearances, Movies and more. It’s an Honor to have him part of the Cast of Nation’s Fire and to top it all…
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The Biggest, Most Powerful Street-Compliant Engine Harley-Davidson Has Ever Created

Published on January 29, 2020 under Front Page
The Biggest, Most Powerful Street-Compliant Engine Harley-Davidson Has Ever Created
NEW SCREAMIN’ EAGLE® 131 CRATE ENGINE OFFERS BIG POWER UPGRADE FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON® TOURING MOTORCYCLES The Biggest, Most Powerful Street-Compliant Engine Harley-Davidson Has Ever Created MILWAUKEE (January 21, 2020) – Harley-Davidson offers power-hungry street riders a new performance option with the introduction of the Screamin’ Eagle® Milwaukee-Eight® 131 Crate Engine for Touring model motorcycles. The new 131 cubic inch (2147cc) V-Twin delivers the biggest, most powerful street-compliant engine Harley-Davidson has ever created*. The Screamin’ Eagle 131 is a bolt-in replacement for 2017-later model Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles originally equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight Oil-Cooled or Twin-Cooled™ engine, designed to run at high RPM…
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Diamond Gusset Jeans – GET THEM AT THE GREAT AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Published on January 24, 2020 under Blog
Diamond Gusset Jeans – GET THEM AT THE GREAT AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Many companies today provide quality protective clothing for motorcycle riders. Blue jeans are often the go-to pant for bikers, for their comfort, utilitarian function, and general good looks. Yet often, these offer sub-par protection in the event of an “off.” Several companies offer armored jeans, with sewn-in protection at key points around the garment. Companies like Joe Rocket, Icon, Alpinestars, and Cortech are among those who offer high quality riding jeans. At a recent Great American Motorcycle Show, I had the privilege to meet with David Hall of Diamond Gusset Jean Company, a unique, all-American outfit based in Bon Aqua,…
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D.O.T. APPROVED HELMETS ARE REQUIRED IN GEORGIA

Published on January 10, 2020 under Born To Ride
D.O.T. APPROVED HELMETS ARE REQUIRED IN GEORGIA
Helmets: D.O.T. APPROVED HELMETS ARE REQUIRED IN GEORGIA   Georgia requires protective headgear for both passengers and riders of motorcycles and trikes, regardless of age or insurance coverage, unless they are riding within an enclosed cab. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.)  §40-6-315 (sections a and d):   (a)       No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he or she is wearing protective headgear, which complies with standards established by the commissioner of public safety. (d)       The commissioner of public safety is authorized to approve or disapprove protective headgear and eye-protective devices required in this…
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Helmets: D.O.T. APPROVED HELMETS ARE REQUIRED IN GEORGIA

Published on January 7, 2020 under Born To Ride
Helmets: D.O.T. APPROVED HELMETS ARE REQUIRED IN GEORGIA
Georgia requires protective headgear for both passengers and riders of motorcycles and trikes, regardless of age or insurance coverage, unless they are riding within an enclosed cab. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) §40-6-315 (sections a and d): (a) No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he or she is wearing protective headgear, which complies with standards established by the commissioner of public safety. (d) The commissioner of public safety is authorized to approve or disapprove protective headgear and eye-protective devices required in this code section and to issue and enforce regulations establishing standards…
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World’s first custom Niken – unveiling and award

Published on December 16, 2019 under Blog
World’s first custom Niken – unveiling and award
Polish manufacturer of custom motorcycles Game Over Cycles (GOC) in cooperation with Yamaha Motor Poland is pleased to announce the unveiling of a unique vehicle created from a Yamaha motorcycle. Based on the revolutionary Niken tricycle Game Over Cycles built a unique custom bike, which is world's first fully customized Niken. Its first public presentation took place between 06-8.12.2019 in the German town of Bad Salzuflen during the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW 2019, the largest trade fair for modified motorcycles in the world, where in the custom bike competition GOC Niken won the "Craziest Bike" award. Niken debuted on the global market in…
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American legion remembering our veterans during the holidays

Published on December 16, 2019 under Born To Ride
American legion remembering our veterans during the holidays
What a wonderful time of the year indeed! Thanks to the American Legion 138 the Veterans that reside at Liberty Manor for Veterans enjoyed a spectacular holiday feast with all of the trimmings. The veterans also received a benevolent donation by the American Legion Post, the Riders, the Auxiliary and American Legion Sons. The event boast of a fabulous holiday feast with all the trimmings, gifts galore, food and a van full of toiletries. Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc, is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the developmental and social needs of veterans who have served our country, fought for…
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Trikes & Bikes Industry Report

Published on December 6, 2019 under Blog
Trikes & Bikes Industry Report
Haus of Trikes is one of the largest trike conversion company’s in Florida. “I grew up with trike companies like Motor Trike, California Sidecar, Hannigan, and Road Smith. We all met each other on the manufacturing/distribution-side because I did shows with my trikes and these guys tried to push the conversion trike market. They knew me from day one as a manufacturer and importer and that I already had an established shop. That’s when I became I dealer for them.” Manfred went through all the trainings at these manufacturer’s factories. “We are all trained, got certified, and became specialized trike…
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