2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Roars Back

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2015-Road-Glide-4MILWAUKEE (August 1, 2014) – Harley-Davidson® has more rush in the tank. Spy photos, gossip and wild speculation are flooding the Internet as Harley-Davidson fans around the globe anticipate the return of the Road Glide® motorcycle. The wait is over and the Road Glide is back.

Weeks before the announcement of its complete 2015 model line-up, Harley-Davidson is previewing the Road Glide and Road Glide Special, two of its new 2015 motorcycles. Infused with DNA of the customer-led product development effort Project RUSHMORE, the two sleek, shark-nose Touring models are being revealed today during special events at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D., and at the National Bikers Roundup (NBR) in Tulsa, Okla.

“Road Glide has always had an incredibly passionate following, which is why its return to the model line-up is exciting for our customers and our company,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “With Project Rushmore technology, intuitive features and great new styling, we’re delivering an improved ride for the Road Glide faithful and the many others looking for more cool Project Rushmore motorcycle options.”

One look at the new contour of the famous Road Glide fairing is all it takes to see past form and convention were put aside and a new rebellious design emerged. The Road Glide motorcycle earned its status satisfying the hard core and now it is back. From the wicked new Dual Reflector Daymaker™ LED headlights to the combination stop/turn/taillights, the Road Glide motorcycles set out to make the ultimate statement in custom, high-mile aggression and back it up with all the function riders demand.

“The Road Glide has always been a bike for a rider who’s cut from a different cloth, a person who wants to make a statement as they chase the freedom of the road,” said Michael Goche, Product Planning Manager. “This new model respects that spirit while offering a significant improvement in aerodynamic and ergonomic comfort, LED lighting and the full suite of Project RUSHMORE features that have been such a huge hit with touring riders around the world.”

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Shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing, the new frame-mounted Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that significantly reduces head buffeting while still providing comfortable airflow around the rider. The brilliant white beams of the Dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. Centered in the inner fairing is the color screen of a Boom! ™ Box 4.3 infotainment system controlled by twin joysticks located on a new swept-back handlebar that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. A High Output Twin Cam 103™ V-Twin engine burbles through two chrome mufflers, its abundant torque always on tap with just a twist of the throttle. Touring features include One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension and new ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design and improved tactile feel.

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Select premium features elevate the performance and style of the Road Glide Special from the base model. These enhancements include the premium Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch screen and GPS navigation, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS and hand-adjustable low-profile rear suspension. An exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping move the styling up a notch.

The public will have an opportunity to see and test-ride the new 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special models at Harley-Davidson locations in Sturgis Aug. 2-9 and in Tulsa on Aug. 2. They then start arriving at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships on August 26, 2014. Visit www.h-d.com/roadglide for more information.

Buffalo Chip Offers Customized Victory & Epiphone Guitar with The Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes

Sturgis, S.D. (March 5, 2012) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the largest music festival in motorcycling™, today announced the Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes where one lucky Buffalo Chip® visitor will take home a newly customized Victory Cross Roads motorcycle and matching Epiphone Les Paul Studio guitar.  The winner will be announced live on the main concert stage of the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Friday, August 10, 2012 prior to the headlining performance by Sugarland. Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes registrations may now be made at www.buffalochip.com for this one of a kind prize package that combines the world of music and motorcycling.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s flagship entertainment venue, partnered with Victory Motorcycles, Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and Epiphone Guitar to create the free entry Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes as a unique thank you to all the tourists and enthusiasts who register for the contest as well as visit the Black Hills of South Dakota each August during the Sturgis Rally.

“The Buffalo Chip has the most passionate and loyal motorcycle riders in the world. The Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes is just one of many ways to thank all the fans and supporters.” Said Rod Woodruff, owner of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Last year’s Sweepstakes was a roaring success, and we can’t wait to see a fan walk away with this year’s one of a kind bike and guitar. The Chip family grows each year, and having partners like Victory, Klock Werks and Epiphone to help throw the Best Party Anywhere ® and keeps the Buffalo Chip atop the list of biker destinations.”

The Victory Cross Roads is being customized by the famed Klock Werks Kustom Cycles shop in Mitchell, S.D. Starting off Victory Motorcycles touring bike model the Cross Roads, the Klock Werks team turn this road bike into a true one of a kind custom machine. The Epiphone Les Paul Studio guitar, which will also be customized by the Klock Werks, is an innovation of Les Paul’s classic dream guitar. Introduced in the early 1980s, the Epiphone Les Paul Studio instantly became a fan favorite, and today’s guitar is still a classic favorite. Both the bike and guitar will be one-of-a-kind pieces that will help commemorate one lucky winner’s 2012 journey to the Black Hills and the Buffalo Chip.

Fans of the Legendary Buffalo Chip can register to win the Klock Werks customized Victory Cross Roads and Epiphone Les Paul Studio by clicking www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/contests/bikegiveaway.aspx.

“Our crown jewel summer event is the Sturgis Rally for sure,” said Steve Menneto of Victory Motorcycles. “We are pulling out all of the stops for 2012, and are happy to be part of the build again this year. I’m sure the Klocks and the Buffalo Chip will up the ante over last year and we are looking forward to riding with Victory fans again.”

The Legendary Buffalo Chip has been offering its guests a true Sturgis motorcycling experience for more than 30 years with its premium camping resort and world class entertainment. Among the headline act taking the Chip stage in 2012 is Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston and the Zac Brown Band with more performers to be announced soon. Visit www.buffalochip.com now or call (605) 347 9000 to make your reservations for the 72nd annual Sturgis Rally at “The Best Party Anywhere! ™”

The public is invited to follow the Buffalo Chip Challenge build at http://www.facebook.com/SturgisLegendsRide, where pictures and video of the Buffalo Chip Challenge will be published, or to get more information and make reservations for the Legends Ride by visiting www.buffalochip.com.

Sturgis Road Show coming to PA

Two Sturgis icons – The Legendary Buffalo Chip and Loud American Roadhouse, have partnered with promoter Motoring USA and the Eastern Regional Harley-Davidson Dealers Association (EHDDA) to create an event for those who want to experience a taste of the legendary motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota.

“Not everyone can make the pilgrimage to South Dakota,” said Rod Woodruff, owner of the Legendary Buffalo Chip. “But now they can experience what makes Sturgis the best motorcycle event in the world this April in the Hershey Harrisburg region.”

The 2011 Sturgis Road Show will serve up a taste of Sturgis in the Mid-Atlantic region with nightly concerts on “The Legendary Buffalo Chip Main Stage” and food and drink from Main Street Sturgis in the touring Loud American Roadhouse. Features include galleries of work by world-renowned motorcycle artists and photographers, vintage motorcycles and memorabilia presented by the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, Custom Chrome International Bike Show, beauty & fashion events, educational and entertainment seminars, and motorcycle product displays and installations.

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