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EPA WANTS SEPARATE E10 FUEL PUMPS AT CERTAIN GAS STATIONS THAT SELL E15 ETHANOL-GASOLINE BLEND

Published on February 14, 2013 under Born To Ride
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- In response to concerns expressed by the American Motorcyclist Association and power equipment makers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued new guidelines to help ensure that motorcyclists and others don't inadvertently use E15 fuel. E15 is a new fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline that the EPA has approved for use in 2001-and-newer passenger vehicles. The blend isn't approved for use in motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats, lawn mowers and other engines, and may even damage them and void warranties. E10, which is commonly found at gas stations, contains 10 percent ethanol. E0…
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL EXPANDS MEMBERSHIP TO POWERSPORTS DEALERS

Published on February 13, 2013 under Born To Ride
  New Class of Membership Supports Market Expansion and Enhanced Consumer Experience Irvine, Calif., Feb. 2013 – Powersports dealers and retailers can now take advantage of proprietary market research and technical data, local, federal and state regulatory support, and other benefits of membership in the Motorcycle Industry Council to grow and protect their businesses and enhance the customer experience.   The MIC today announced it has expanded its membership to dealers and has already begun signing up charter members.   “Powersports dealers are impactful businesses on Main Street throughout the United States and are a direct link to consumers,” said…
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H-D MUSEUM’S UNTOLD STORIES PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS RACING HISTORY

Published on February 11, 2013 under Born To Ride
2013 Factory Racing Motorcycles Will be Unveiled in Milwaukee Feb. 22 Milwaukee, Wis.(February 11, 2013) – Harley-Davidson has a rich history in motorcycle racing and on Friday, February 22, some of today’s top motorcycle racers will be at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. Untold Stories: Built for Speed: The History & Evolution of Harley-Davidson Racing will explore the company’s involvement in the sport, both past and present, from company founder Walter Davidson’s two-day endurance run victory in 1908 to Eddie Krawiec’s dominating 2012 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship.   Featured guests include: Three-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock…
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Military & Motorcycles_February 8, 2013

Published on February 8, 2013 under Motorcycle News
Military and Music I would like to extend my personal condolences to Chris Kyle’s Family and his SEAL Team family along with Chad Littlefield’s family for their tragic loss. On Saturday, February 1, Chris Kyle (Navy Chief Petty Officer), age 38 was shot and killed along with Chad Littlefield, age 35. Kyle, Littlefield, and Eddie Ray Routh (the shooter) were at the Rough Creek Lodge, which is approximately 90 minutes from Dallas, Texas. According to news reports, Chris Kyle was volunteering to assist both Littlefield and Routh with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) issues resulting from their stints in the…
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HURLBURT SPECIAL FORCES AIR COMMANDOS MARCH TO TAMPA

Published on February 7, 2013 under Motorcycle News
Fifteen Hurlburt Special Forces Air Commandos are marching 455 miles this week from Hurlburt Field to MacDill in Tampa to raise awareness and raise money for the Special Warriors Foundation to assist the families and children of Fallen Heroes and to help with funding and college expenses for the children of the Fallen. They are requesting that the Patriot Guard Riders assist in escorting them to MacDill Air force Base in Tampa. For more info: http://destin-emeraldcoast.com/2013/01/hurlburts-air-commandos-ready-to-ruck-to-tampa/ ****Flag bikes are strongly encouraged to participate**** Date: Friday, February 8 Staging:  1115 hrs. Corner of W. Bay Ave. and Bayshore Blvd in Tampa Map: …
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AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE RECREATIONAL ACCESS URGES INDY DEALER EXPO ATTENDEES TO SIGN UP TO HELP PROTECT ACCESS

Published on February 7, 2013 under Motorcycle News
  ARRA Helps Enthusiasts Effect Change in Public Lands Access Debate   Washington, D.C., Feb. 06, 2013 – Americans for Responsible Recreational Access will be available at next weekend’s 2013 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Feb. 15 – 17, to help register dealers and other industry professionals to join its efforts in preserving trail access for off-highway vehicle use. A grassroots organization representing millions of outdoor recreation enthusiasts in the fight against unnecessary land closures, ARRA urges all enthusiasts to register for free by stopping by the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Business Center (Wabash Room 3) or by visiting www.arra-access.org.   “Dealer…
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MIC REPORTS MOTORCYCLE SALES AMONG LEADING BRANDS UP IN 2012

Published on February 7, 2013 under Motorcycle News
Scooters, Dual-Purpose Motorcycles Lead the Increase   IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 – The Motorcycle Industry Council reports that retail sales increased 2.6 percent last year among 19 leading manufacturers tracked by the trade association. And for the first time since 2002, all four segments (scooter, dual, on-highway and off-highway) showed increases in year-over-year new unit sales, according to the MIC’s Retail Sales Report.   Scooters posted the most significant rate of growth with an increase of 7.7 percent, while dual-purpose motorcycles also showed impressive growth with a rise of 7.4 percent. Off-highway motorcycle sales were up 2.1 percent, while…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON CELEBRATES 110th ANNIVERSARY IN DAYTONA

Published on February 6, 2013 under Motorcycle News
Bike Week 2013 Offers Demo Rides, Custom Bike Show and More   MILWAUKEE (February 2013) – Harley-Davidson will celebrate Daytona Bike Week 2013 as part of its global 110th Anniversary events with a special display of motorcycles and more at Riverfront Park on Beach Street and at Daytona International Speedway.   “Daytona Bike Week is an exciting part of Harley-Davidson tradition,” said Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson Director of Customer Experience. “With our 110th Anniversary happening around the world this year, Harley-Davidson wanted to make Daytona Bike Week an important part of that celebration with our riders and customers.”   Harley-Davidson will…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MEN’S BURNING SKULL 3-IN-1 LEATHER JACKET

Published on February 4, 2013 under Motorcycle News
3-in-1 Styling for Maximum Versatility MILWAUKEE – The new men’s Burning Skull 3-in-1 Leather Jacket (P/N 98062-13VM, starting at $475) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line delivers maximum versatility thanks to its 3-in-1 style. The midweight cowhide leather jacket features four zippered air vents for controlled airflow, while pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory body armor for added protection. The action back design and pre-curved sleeves provide optimal riding comfort. Eight available pockets offer exceptional storage capacity for riding essentials. The removable full-sleeve hoodie provides extra warmth with the jacket or can be worn separately. Available in S –…
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SPRINGFIELD, IL TO HOST AMA DIRT TRACK GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS MAY 28–31

Published on February 1, 2013 under Motorcycle News
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 2013 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships will take place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., May 28-31, bringing the fastest amateur dirt-track racers on the planet to one of the sport's most historic venues. "For 39 years, the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships have crowned the country's top amateur dirt trackers, making this one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur motorsports racing events in America," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "The world-famous Springfield Mile has been the location of many storied dirt-track races, and we're excited to add to that legacy…
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