Harley Magazine American Iron Magazine http://www.aimag.com American motorcycle reviews, news , events and custom bikes Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:56:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win a VIP Tour of Billy Lane’s Shop: Buy Sons Of Speed Tickets Online http://www.aimag.com/win-a-vip-tour-of-billy-lanes-shop-buy-sons-of-speed-tickets-online/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:54:55 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22093 Sons Of Speed Debut Race Set For Biketoberfest 2016 – American Iron’s Buzz Kanter Slated to Compete

Tickets are on sale online for the Sons of Speed Inaugural Race, set to commence mid-October of this year. The Sons Of Speed debut race features eight venerated motorcyclists and will run Saturday October 15, 2016, during Biketoberfest at New Smyrna Speedway just south of Daytona Beach, Florida. Buy tickets before October 1, and you automatically are entered in a drawing for a tour of Billy’s Shop ($250 value) on October 15, prior to the race. Racers in the Sons of Speed race will compete for the Grand Prize of a brand new Shovelhead motor donated by S&S motors.

“There has been so much enthusiasm from sponsors, fans and potential participants since we first announced the concept,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “Now the date’s set, tickets are selling fast, we have a full slate of riders and we can’t wait for October.”

Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Held at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, banked racetrack, the inaugural race will feature eight riders in several different heats. Winners of the heats will advance to a championship round, competing for a brand new shovelhead motor. Each racer will sit astride identical hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines, and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs, and fuel/oil tanks.

Billy Lane Sons of Speed

Win tickets for a VIP tour of Billy Lane’s shop by purchasing your Sons of Speed tickets online.

Patrons have three ticket options:

(1) Special presale pricing for single-day tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for kids until October 1—these tickets get you in the gate JUST on the 15th (after 10/1, single-day presale tickets are $20 per-person)

(2) $50 presale gets you VIP access and choice seating, allowing you to watch the practice session on the 14th and attend the race on the 15th

(3) $250 presale gets you a 1-hour group tour of Billy’s shop and choice seating for both days
Check out the Sons of Speed Facebook Event Page for updates and breaking news. The Sons of Speed vintage race would not be possible without the support of Choppers Inc., S&S Cycle, Rise Above Consulting and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson.

Ticket link: https://sons-of-speed.eventbrite.com/

About Sons Of Speed
Sons of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, Sons of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing. The inaugural Sons of Speed race will take place in Florida at New Smyrna Speedway during Biketoberfest in October 2016. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle bike builder Billy Lane, the first Sons of Speed race will feature eight of the sport’s most accomplished riders, builders, and enthusiasts, including Jay Allen (motorcycle racer/promoter), Buzz Kanter (publisher,American Iron Magazine), Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson), vintage racer Brittney Olsen, Warren and Billy Lane, Rick Petko (of American Chopper fame and master mechanic at Orange County Choppers) and Matt Walksler (motorcyclist and Associate Director of Wheels Through Time). Official Sons of Speed merchandise is available here. For more information on the debut race and to buy tickets, check out the Facebook event page.

1st Demo Laps for Indian FTR750 & SuperHooligan Races Sat. in Santa Rosa http://www.aimag.com/1st-demo-laps-for-indian-ftr750-superhooligan-races-sat-in-santa-rosa/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:25:43 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22084 Rip City Riders & the California Flat Track Association Present Pro/Am Short Track Hooligan Racing Featuring the Indian Motorcycle SuperHooligan Class

AMA Pro Racing Indian Scout FTR750 will turn some demo laps for the first time in public

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, kicks of a big weekend of racing at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif., as Rip City Riders and the California Flat Track Association present Pro/Am Short Track Hooligan Racing featuring the Indian Motorcycle SuperHooligan class.

Indian SuperHooligan Races at Santa Rosa Half-Mile 2016

While the new Indian Scout FTR750 makes it’s racing debut in the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Pro GNC class on Sunday Sep. 25, the all-new motorcycle will spin its historic first public demonstration laps on Saturday Sep. 24 during Pro-Am night at the fairground’s short track circuit in the Chris Beck Arena. The Scout FTR750 will be piloted by Joe Kopp, who has been tapped to be the first to ride the race-only machine the following day.

“We are excited that flat track fans will finally get the chance to see and hear the first Indian Factory Race bike since 1953,” says Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “Racing is a huge part of Indian’s legacy, and we are proud to bring this brand back to the professional AMA Flat Track circuit.”

Indian Motorcycle may only be turning some demonstration laps on Saturday in anticipation for the Sunday race, but there’ll also be a pack of Indian Motorcycles racing on Saturday as the Roland Sands Design crew will be competing atop a group of Indian Scout Sixty-based SuperHooligan bikes.

SuperHooligan Racing is designed for any brand of street motorcycle that is suitably modified for the flat track circuit. The series has proven to be not only competitive, but a great show as well. Roland Sands is supplying five Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan racers and will be riding the #10 machine himself. Other SuperHooligan riders include vintage flat track racer Don Galloway, Jordan Graham who has been very competitive in the series, Gary Inman from Sideburn magazine, and Roland’s right hand man Cameron Brewer.

Rubbin id Racing Dirt Quake 2016

SuperHooligans will be battling it out Saturday in Santa Rosa to get things warmed up for tomorrow’s AMA Pro Flat Track finale that’s sure to be a barn burner. 

Also on the card for the evening is a unique SuperHooligan Relay Race that will feature the Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan racers being joined by motorcycle magazine writers. Look for this unique event where two riders will exchange the motorcycle mid-race to earn ultimate team bragging rights. Roland Sands & Mark Kariya (Motorcyclist Magazine), Cameron Brewer & Scott Rousseau (Motorcycle.com), Don Galloway & Michael Lawless (Sportbike Inc), Jordan Graham & Ed Subias (Hot Bike Magazine), and Gary Inman (Sideburn Magazine) & Kyle Wyman (RoadRacing World and Motorcycle Technology) are the teams for that race.

Saturday’s action is brought to you by Rip City Riders, the California Flat Track Association and Indian Motorcycle. Spectator gates open at 5 pm, racing begins at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at CaliforniaFlatTrack.com.

Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

Indian Scout Genuine Leather Saddlebags Review http://www.aimag.com/indian-scout-genuine-leather-saddlebags-review/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:06:19 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22080 Indian Scout Genuine Leather Saddlebags review

Between the revvy nature of its engine and low-slung stance, the Indian Scout is a solid everyday solo rider. But every now and then, a rider could use a little extra storage space for running errands around town or when traveling longer distances. Indian offers a solution with its easy-on, easy-off Genuine Leather Saddlebags for the Scout.

2016 Indian Scout with Genuine Leather Saddlebags

When it’s time to go exploring on the Scout, the leather saddlebags are a welcome addition.

When we say easy, we mean it. Indian has made installation as painless as possible because there’s already two mounting points in the Scout’s stock rear fender. Simply remove the two hex bolts on the side of the fender, screw the mounting spools into their place, and slide the posts on the back of the saddlebags into the holes on the spools. Then open up the bag, flip the latch down to secure it, and you’re good to go. The only time you’ll need a tool is during the initial installation to remove the hex bolt and to tighten down the ones in the center of the mounting spools. After that, removing the bags is as easy as flipping up the latches and pulling them off. The mount isn’t oversized so it doesn’t detract from the look of the bike without the bag. They do stick out about an inch-and-a-half but it only takes a few minutes to take them off and replace them with the stock bolts which sit flush on the fender.

The mounting spools for the Scout's leather saddlebags bolt right in to preexisting holes.

The mounting spools for the Scout’s leather saddlebags bolt right in to preexisting holes.

The factory Scout saddlebags feature a plastic shell interior while the outside is wrapped in weather-resistant leather. Using hard plastic for the inside helps the bags maintain shape. We’ll vouch for its ability to keep contents dry after getting caught in a couple of summer time storms. On the exterior, the tan leather and dual buckles give the bags a vintage look, as do a couple of shiny Indian headdress medallions. The metal buckles and leather straps are just for show as the real latching system comes in the form of a plastic clasp and nylon strap hidden underneath them. The plastic clasp is quick and convenient to use. There’s also snaps at the front and back of the lid to ensure it doesn’t blow open once a rider’s up to speed.

Indian Scout saddlebags plastic clasp

Beneath the leather strap and buckle of the Scout saddlebags is a plastic clasp and nylon strap that expedites access.

At 4 inches, the Scout Genuine Leather Saddlebags aren’t overly wide. Lengthwise, you’ve got 16 inches to work with. The bottom of the bags are contoured slightly in order to provide a little space between them and the pipes. They’re the perfect size to stuff a riding jacket in and have been useful for carrying cameras and GoPro’s for photo shoots. They’re big enough to hold enough stuff for an overnighter but not big enough for a multi-day trip. There’s also no way to lock them to protect your valuables.

Indian Scout saddlebag latch

Once the mounting spools are in place, removing the Scout’s leather saddlebags is as easy as flipping this latch up and pulling them off.

The Genuine Leather Saddlebags are available in Desert Tan or Black for $999.99 and come with a one-year warranty. The traditional styling complements the Scout well and they rate high for being easy to install and remove. The one hitch is you have to purchase the mounting spools separately for $149.99. Considering the bags already cost a grand you’d think they’d be bundled into the overall package. Granted, they’re not cheap, but the cost becomes easier to swallow every time a rider doesn’t have to throw on a backpack for runs to the store or long day rides.

Indian Motorcycles headdress medallion

Indian headdress medallions add a little style to the factory accessory leather saddlebags.

Title on the Line as AMA Pro Flat Track Heads to Santa Rosa Mile http://www.aimag.com/title-on-the-line-as-ama-pro-flat-track-heads-to-santa-rosa-mile/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:47:25 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22067 Brad Baker Sturgis 2016 Black Hills Half-Mile

The AMA Pro Flat Track finale at Santa Rosa will be an epic battle for the 2016 GNC1 title as only two points separate Bryan Smith and Jared Mees. 

AMA Pro Flat Track heads to Santa Rosa, Calif. for the much anticipated final showdown for the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines championship at the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile presented by Triumph. Two titans face off – Bryan Smith (No. 42 Crosley/Howerton Kawasaki Ninja 650) and Jared Mees (No. 1 Rogers Racing Harley-Davidson XR750) – with just two points separating the pair.

Going into the finale sitting in the driver’s seat with that two-point lead is Mile Specialist Smith. The Flint, Mich. rider regained the points lead after the ruling was made by the independent Appeal Board last week, on Sept. 13, to overturn his disqualification from the Central New York Half-Mile and restore his finishing position and points. Smith has been close to claiming the GNC1 crown many times, so second isn’t an option. He’s going to Santa Rosa with one objective: winning.

“I’m pumped to be going into the final race with the points lead and let the championship be decided on a Mile track,” Smith said. “And yeah, technically I can still clinch it without the win at Santa Rosa, but I’m going there to win it and leave no question about it.”

As for three-time Grand National Champion Mees, he’s not going to hand over that number one plate without a fight. Even though he knows it’s a different scenario in 2016 with the finale at Smith’s favored Mile track instead of a short track, Mees is still focused on keeping his streak rolling with his third-straight title.

“I’m excited for the last race,” Mees said. “It should be good, separated by just two points … It’s going to be an awesome battle. Of course Santa Rosa being a Mile, Bryan is going to be tough. We are not racing a short track this year, so I expect him to be the toughest guy out there. Let’s get it on!”

Mees and Smith aren’t the only riders looking for the last win of the season. Jake Johnson (No. 5 Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson XR750) looks to end his six-year drought on the Mile tracks and end the season how he started it – with a win at the DAYTONA Flat Track II. Johnson sits third place in the GNC1 championship by one point over Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Kennedy Racing Harley-Davidson XR750), who is also looking to add another “W” to his tally in 2016, winning earlier this season at the Lima Half-Mile.

In fifth is the last rider to record a win at the Santa Rosa Mile – Sammy Halbert. The 2012 winner returns as the new addition to the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports team on the No. 69 Ducati 1100, while injured rider Johnny Lewis is still on the mend.

Coming off of his win at the Springfield Mile II, Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. (No. 2 Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson XR750) would like to end the year with back-to-back wins. The veteran sits sixth in the GNC1 standings and is no stranger to the Miles either, Coolbeth, Jr. is very much the dark horse in this race.

In addition to the anticipation of who will take the GNC1 crown, the finale at the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile presented by Triumph will see the much-anticipated return of Indian Motorcycle to AMA Pro Flat Track competition. Piloting the No. 3 Indian Scout FTR750 will be former Grand National Champion Joe Kopp.

“We want to go there and show that we have a good, solid product,” Kopp said. “Everybody knows this old guy is riding it, so it’s not like I’m expected to go out there and whoop-up on the young guys but hopefully we can surprise a couple of them! My goal is to go out there and win,” Kopp continued. “In reality, I know it’s going to be pretty darn tough on a track like that, with a new bike and everything there will be curve balls thrown at us that we may not be ready for, but I think we’ve done our homework pretty good, and I think we should hopefully be in the mix somewhere in there.”

In the GNC2 class, 2016 GNC2 champ Ryan Wells (No. 1 Parkinson Brothers Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650) will go for win number five, his third on the Mile tracks. Sitting comfortably in the second spot in the GNC2 standings, Dalton Gauthier (No. 14A Racing Unlimited Kawasaki Ninja 650) would also like to add to his win total and tie Wells with four wins on the season. In third is Kolby Carlile (No. 36B K.C. Cycle Kawasaki Ninja 650) followed by Tristan Avery (No. 16A Ron Ayers Motorsports Kawasaki Ninja 650). Completing the top five in the GNC2-points race is Kevin Stollings (No. 99J Ben Evans Kawasaki Ninja 650).

It’s an action packed weekend of racing, not limited to the season finale of the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile presented by Triumph. The weekend kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 24 with amateur and Super Hooligans racing at the Short Track.

Gates for the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile presented by Triumph will open on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. local time.

Tickets for the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile presented by Triumph start at just $25.00 for General Admission with Reserved Seating options available for purchase. Advance tickets can be purchased by visiting http://santarosamile.com/ticket-info/.

FansChoice.tv will broadcast the entire Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile presented by Triumph LIVE and in high definition on Sunday, Sept. 25. Coverage will begin with Practice and Qualifying at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). The Pre-Race Show will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT), followed by Opening Ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT) and Heat Races immediately afterward.

The GNC2 class will grid up for their Main Event at 4:32 p.m. ET (1:32 p.m. PT) followed by the 18 fastest flat track racers in the world at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT). Log on to FansChoice.tv and tune in at http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/ama/flat-track.

Following racing action on Sunday night, tune into FansChoice.tv for live streaming from the season ending awards banquet starting at 11:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. PT), which will include video highlights from the season, award presentations and a number of major announcements for 2017.

How to Watch:
FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA’s development and single-make series, and NASCAR’s touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

Product Peek: Harley Midway Distressed Leather Jacket http://www.aimag.com/product-peek-harley-midway-distressed-leather-jacket/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:15:29 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22063 Ride with function and built-in character in the new Men’s Midway Distressed Leather Jacket (P/N 98108-16VM, $475.00) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Collection. Cut from mid-weight distressed vintage cowhide leather, this jacket offers a classic, worn-in look that speaks of a life on the road. Two front vertical vents and two back exit vents offer adjustable airflow for comfort in warm weather. This jacket is designed for motorcycling, with an action back, slightly pre-curved sleeves, and power-stretch waist that moves with the rider, plus body armor pockets at elbows and shoulders (armor sold separately). A polyester-mesh body lining and polyester taffeta sleeve lining glides over street clothes. Other features include one horizontal interior pocket and one zipper vertical pocket with media port, two over-sized zipper utility exterior pockets, and for added visibility in low light, 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material in piping, the embroidered patch on left chest, and embroidered appliqué graphics on back yoke. Available in S to 5XL and Tall sizes.

Harley Midway Distressed Leather Jacket

Harley-Davidson MotorClothes apparel is available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online.

Stuntman Eddie Braun Launches Over Snake River in Knievel-Like Skycycle http://www.aimag.com/stuntman-eddie-braun-launches-over-snake-river-in-knievel-like-skycycle/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:36:07 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22055 Professional stuntman Eddie Braun rocketed over Idaho’s Snake River Canyon in an Evel Knievel-esque Skycycle last Friday, completing a goal his childhood idol couldn’t.

The steam-powered rocket shot off a 10 story high ramp reaching approximately 400 mph in seconds, disappearing into the sun before slowly cascading back to earth beneath the canopy of the rocket’s parachute. The stunt was similar to the one Knievel attempted back in 1974, albeit with much different results. Whereas Knievel’s drogue parachute deployed too early and he almost landed in the river, Braun’s endeavor was picture perfect as he easily cleared the canyon, landing in a field on the other side of the river.

Braun spent three years planning the jump, working with Scott Truax on the design of the rocket. Truax’s father Robert, a rocket engineer in the United States Navy, designed the original Skycycle X-2 used by Knievel. A TIME report states that Truax followed his father’s blueprints closely, the major alteration being an updated parachute system. Braun’s rocket was nicknamed “Evel Spirit.”

2016 Victory Hammer 8-Ball Review http://www.aimag.com/2016-victory-hammer-8-ball-review/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:05:13 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22041 2016 Victory Hammer 8-Ball

The 2016 Victory Hammer 8-Ball wears its fat backside well, the 250mm rear a longstanding feature of the Hammer.

A drag bike for the street

It’s ok. You can admit it. You sometimes catch yourself riding your motorcycle from stoplight to stoplight pretending to be an NHRA pro drag racer. Clutching as fast as you can and banging up through the gears is always fun, but what’s even more fun is doing it on the right motorcycle. After much serious research, I believe I may have found that motorcycle in the Victory Hammer.

Right off the bat, the Hammer doesn’t conform to the usual format of a motorcycle that tries to be as many things as possible and fit as many people as possible so that it can be marketed to as many people as possible. Victory makes other motorcycles that suit the needs of the all-around rider (and the marketing department), but the Hammer series, the 8-Ball tested here and the newer S, is for a specific type of rider whose first add-ons aren’t going to be a windshield and saddlebags. The Hammer is a street cruiser that can take on any challenger at any stoplight or any local bike night.

Victory's Hammer looks sharp dressed in the 8-Ball treatment.

Victory’s Hammer looks sharp dressed in the 8-Ball treatment.

Swing a leg over the 26-1/2″-high seat and the bike’s drag racer stance begins to make its presence known. The pullback handlebars require a healthy forward lean (even for my 6’1″ frame), while the foot controls are comfortably forward for cruising, yet still allow for a confident knee bend. It’s not quite the extreme clamshell positioning found on other muscle cruisers, but it represents the best of both worlds. Your upper body can tuck in confidently while your legs can rest practically ahead of you.

Although it’s not quite clear to the eye at first, the Hammer also rocks another key cruiser trait in that it’s equipped with passenger equipment in the way of footpegs and a back seat. Lifting the plastic café racer bump seat cover reveals the second seat. There’s no place to stow the plastic cover, so if you think you might get lucky, just leave it at home. And just like that, the purpose-built Hammer displays a dose of practicality as it becomes a two-up cruiser. Actually, a quick glance at Victory’s complete cruiser lineup finds the Hammer 8-Ball and S as the only cruisers to come factory-equipped with passenger equipment. The level of comfort on either seat isn’t anything to write home about, but that likely isn’t a top priority for the Hammer rider. The seat looks cool since it flows perfectly with the lines of the bike instead of appearing slapped on as an afterthought, and the comfort is plenty for typical riders.

Hammer 8-Ball wheel

I just can’t get enough of the looks of a blacked-out inverted front end on a hot muscle cruiser,” said American Iron Garage Editor Tyler Greenblatt.

Although the Hammer’s design follows that of fast straight-liners, the suspension and chassis were designed for the kind of twisty roads most riders like to spend time on. The Hammer, once again, is the only Victory cruiser to sport that killer inverted front end with 5.1″ of travel and superior rebound and damping abilities. And I just can’t get enough of the looks of a blacked-out inverted front end on a hot muscle cruiser.

For the full ride review, custom bike features, tech stories and more,
CLICK HERE American Iron Magazine issue 340

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Victory Hammer 8-Ball Speedo

Victory keeps it clean and simple with an analog speedo mounted dead center.

Mustang Seats Headed to the Ozarks for Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally 2016 http://www.aimag.com/mustang-seats-headed-to-the-ozarks-for-bikes-blues-bbq-rally-2016/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:42:00 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22049 Mustang Seats - Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2016

Mustang Seats is headed to Fayetetville, AK, for the 2016 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally.

The Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the place to be September 21-24. Riding in the rugged Ozark Mountains is a motorcyclist’s dream with beautiful scenery, rivers, hot springs and twisting back roads, particularly along the world famous Pig Trail.

Bikes, Blues & BBQ is a family friendly rally where you can take demo rides, enjoy live free music, check out the apparel, parts and accessories offered by hundreds of unique vendors, and have some bites and judge for yourself during the KCBS Arkansas State Championship BBQ Contest. Plus, since BBB proudly donates proceeds to benefit local charities, it’s all for a good cause!

Wind your way a few minutes north on I-49 to Mustang’s huge rally truck rig at the largest H-D dealer in Arkansas: Pig Trail Harley-Davidson in Rogers. Check out Mustang’s incredible selection of seat styles for Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory, Kawasaki, Triumph, Can-Am, Honda, Ducati, BMW, Yamaha and Suzuki.

Not only will Mustang’s factory-trained reps help you try seats on your bike for the best fit for both you and your passenger but, after you select your perfect replacement seat, they will mount it for you for free. Finally, living up to Mustang’s #1 rating in customer service, they will ship your old seat back home for you for free so you can ride the Pig Trail without pain!

Can’t make it to Arkansas? See Mustang’s complete rally schedule for the rest of the year: http://www.mustangseats.com/Mustang/Rallies-Events

Feel the difference that Mustang makes! For more information, visit www.MustangSeats.com or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.

Metzeler & Indian Larry Raffling Custom Bike for Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation http://www.aimag.com/metzeler-indian-larry-raffling-custom-bike-for-aidan-jack-seeger-foundation/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:00:15 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22030 Metzeler Tires and Indian Larry Motorcycles will be holding a raffle to benefit the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, a charity established to help fight Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). One lucky winner will receive an incredible prize: the world-famous Indian Larry custom METZELER custom bike that is used in METZELER’S “follow your dream” contest. The bike will be fitted with ME 888 Marathon Ultra front and rear tires that are specifically designed for mileage, performance and handling.

“In the last few years, METZELER has been an amazing partner in donating towards the battle against ALD. The Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation is honored and grateful for the support we have received from METZELER,” said Aidan’s mother and founder of the foundation, Elisa Seeger. “The donation of this motorcycle and the proceeds from it will not only help so many affected families, but raise awareness and get us closer to our mission of National ALD Newborn Screening.”

Raffle tickets will go on sale at the Indian Larry Block Party on September 17, 2016. Once the tickets are on sale, the custom METZELER motorcycle will go on the road for several events, selling raffle tickets at each one. The events include Aidan’s Ride California October 8; Biketoberfest October 14–16; Aidan’s Ride Virginia October 23rd; and The New York Motorcycle Show December 9–11. More events are in the works for 2017, and tickets will also be available to purchase online. METZELER and Indian Larry Motorcycles will announce the winner at the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Metzeler Indian Larry motorcycle

“It took us four months to build it,” said co-owner of Indian Larry Motorcycles, Bobby Seeger Jr. “It’s a bike we’re really proud of and to see it used to contribute to wuch a worthy cause is really special.”

In total, 2,000 tickets at $50 apiece will be available. METZELER hopes to raise $100,000 and is donating 100% of the proceeds to the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation to help in the fight against ALD.

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an inherited x-linked genetic disease that affects all neurological functions and reduces those afflicted with it to a vegetative state that persists until death. Aidan Jack Seeger was just six years old when he was diagnosed with ALD in 2011. He succumbed to the disease in April of 2012. Had he been diagnosed at birth, he could have undergone treatment that would have arrested the disease and allowed him to live a full life.

The Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, which was established in Aidan’s honor, seeks to raise funds for the purpose of helping families with children diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy, heightening awareness about ALD and pushing for legislation in every state that mandates screening of newborns for the disease.

Currently, New York is the only one of the United States to screen for ALD, thanks to Aidan’s Law, passed by the state legislature in the wake of Aidan’s tragic and untimely death. As of July 26, 2016, over 650,000 babies have been tested and 53 babies diagnosed with the disease. Thanks to early detection, these children will undergo monitoring and treatment that will allow them to live full lives. For more information on the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation Click Here.

Indian Larry Block Party – September 17
Aidan’s Ride California – October 8
Biketoberfest – October 14-16
Aidan’s Ride West Virginia – October 23
The New York Motorcycle Show – December 9-11

Kuryakyn Teams with John Shope for Signature Series “Sprint Scout” http://www.aimag.com/kuryakyn-teams-with-john-shope-for-signature-series-sprint-scout/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:12:26 +0000 http://www.aimag.com/?p=22020 Kuryakyn Sprint Collection by John Shope for the Indian Scout

The rebirth of the Indian Scout and introduction of the Scout Sixty delivered a fresh breed of powerful middleweight cruisers to the industry. And Kuryakyn’s new Sprint collection designed by John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts takes the aggressively styled platform to a whole ’nother level.

Kuryakyn incorporated the entire Sprint collection, the first to debut under its Signature Series, on an in-house build project that turned an otherwise stock Scout into a pure speed-inspired custom. The “Sprint Scout” debuted in Sturgis, demonstrating the full collection’s ability to cohesively transform the Scout’s appearance.

To start the complete overhaul, Kuryakyn designers stripped the Sprint Scout down to its frame. The rear fender was chopped and sculpted for a racier look that feeds off the tight lines created by the bolt-on Sprint Front Fender, Café Fairing, and Chin Spoiler. Factory belt and countershaft sprocket covers were cut and modified for a rugged semi-exposed appearance. Satin black Kuryakyn Heavy Industry footpegs and mirror, along with a custom engraved derby cover, powder coated factory covers, dirt track-style bars and wrapped head pipes with Crusher Maverick Slip-Ons all contributed to the Sprint Scout’s aggressively styled demeanor. Kuryakyn also incorporated a few prototype parts for the Scout that will soon be in production and available in early 2017.

The Sprint Front Fender, Chin Spoiler and Café Fairing all come fully prepped and ready to paint to fit any custom color scheme, making it easy to match the deep gloss black base applied to the tank and reshaped rear fender. Kuryakyn-red pinstriping and graphics laid down over the black base enhance the smooth-flowing lines and scalloped contours.
Mustang Seats delivered on a one-off handcrafted seat based on an existing pan for the Scout, with custom stitch pattern, color and raised back profile drawn up by Kuryakyn designers. Progressive Suspension also stepped up in support of the project with their high-performance 970 Series Piggyback Reservoir Shocks, and Performance Machine helped finish off the Sprint Scout’s ground-pounding stance with a set of their striking contrast cut Formula wheels.

Kuryakyn Sprint Scout

Kuryakyn’s Sprint Scout made the rounds in Sturgis including an appearance at the Legends Ride.

Kuryakyn, Shope and the Sprint Scout took the Black Hills by storm during the Sturgis Rally. Appearances on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack stage, the annual Legends Ride in Deadwood, and a series of meet-and-greets at Indian Motorcycle Sturgis and Kuryakyn’s rally headquarters at Black Hills H-D all led to a hugely successful introduction of the Kuryakyn Signature Series and Sprint collection.

“John is truly a builder who thrives off his ability to think outside the box,” said Kuryakyn President Holger Mohr. “He displays a very hands-on, creative approach when it comes to designing trendsetting new products that push industry progression, and he’s been heavily invested in this partnership in terms of both time and energy. We were thrilled to have him alongside us representing Kuryakyn and the Sprint Scout in Sturgis.”

The Sprint collection by John Shope is the first release in the Kuryakyn Signature Series, which showcases skillfully crafted designs from the world’s top custom bike builders. All products will be produced exclusively by Kuryakyn and available through its worldwide dealer and distributor network.

“I wanted to partner with Kuryakyn because of their ability to go from design to finished product quickly, efficiently and with top-notch quality,” said Shope. “I design a part, hand it off to them and can move on to my next big project knowing they’re going to deliver fast. I thought the Scout deserved a look that represents an aggressive race style, and this build and collection fits the image I had in mind.”

“Stay tuned for a lot more to come from the Kuryakyn Signature Series,” says Mohr. “The Sprint line is only the beginning.”

Get a closer look at the Sprint Scout and Sprint Signature Series by John Shope at these remaining stops on the 2016 Kuryakyn rally circuit:

• Sept. 15 – 18: Delmarva Bike Week in Salisbury, Md.
• Sept. 21 – 24: Bikes Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville, Ark.
• Oct. 13 – 16: Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Fla.
• Oct. 19 – 23: Thunder Beach Autumn Rally in Panama City, Fla.

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