Three News Models From Harley-Davidson and No Surprises

July 28, 2010- Harley-Davidson released three new models yesterday, two based on the Sportster line and one upgraded touring machine.

With the economy still mired in a slump, Harley made a good move when they lowered their 883 Sportster, both on the road and on the sticker.  The SuperLow features a revised front end geometry,

2011 Super Low priced at $8,000

new wheels and tires, a reshaped seat and handlebars and a 25.5 inch seat height that should prove to be a good bike for women and new riders.  The sticker is also the lowest in the Hog pen at $7,999.

In the press release for the SuperLow, HD said that the design of the European XR1200 bike provided some of the basis for the SL.

“In engineering the tire-and-wheel design and steering geometry for the SuperLow, the team applied lessons learned in the development of the XR1200X, which result in similarly significant gains in maneuverability,” said Jim Hofmann, General Manager, Motorcycle Product Planning. “The SuperLow is of course a very different motorcycle from the XR1200X, with a different mission, but the theme of achieving a precise balance of steering geometry, tire profile and construction, and suspension tuning is the same and equally successful. It takes just one ride on the SuperLow to believe it.”

The 18-inch-diameter front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel are fitted with Michelin® Scorcher® 11 radial tires. The profile, tread pattern and construction of these tires were developed specifically to enhance the handling of the SuperLow model. The new wheel-and-tire combination significantly reduces mass and inertia front and rear, which when combined with the tire design, improves steering response, and reduces steering effort. Read the SuperLow press release from Harley-Davidson here.

In addition to the SuperLow, Milwaukee has further refined the XR1200 to appeal to a younger, non traditional rider. Although it shares none of the sportbike characteristics of the discontinued Buell brand, the XR1200x has been updated to provide a more sporting ride to consumers accustomed to higher horsepower, quicker handling and responsiveness.   The bike features adjustable front and rear suspension, floating front brake rotors and the venerable 1200cc Evolution® V-Twin engine.

The addition of the new Road Glide Ultra boosts the Hog Pen to 32 grunting machines and proves HD remains solidly committed to maintaining its dominance in the touring segment of the lifestyle.  Although the new Road Glide Ultra doesn’t blaze any new ground in its appearance, the frame mounted shark nose, dual headlamp fairing does give the bike a distinctive profile as it rolls down the highway.

Touring bike owners understand the aerodynamic benefits of mounting the fairing to the frame, part of which provides a base for a smaller windshield that still cuts the air but doesn’t have that heavy feeling that fork mounted fairing have.

The Ultra also incorporates a new  one-piece seat is shaped to improve rider leg reach to the ground, and to provide better lower back support. A key element of the new seat design is a narrower forward section of the seat, which makes it easier for more riders to place both feet on the ground.  Read the Road Glide Ultra press release here

In addition to these models, Harley released four new CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) models.  Read that release here


New Models from Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations

New High-Performance Audio Systems, Premium Seats and Custom Paint

MILWAUKEE (July 27, 2010) – Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) blends perfect proportions of power, paint and chrome to create four limited-production motorcycles for the 2011 model season, each finished to exacting detail, each an ultimate expression of American motorcycle craftsmanship.

Harley-Davidson CVO builds super-premium motorcycles for customers who desire the exclusivity of intricate paint, custom accessories, and a high-performance powertrain not available on standard-production Harley-Davidson® models. CVO™ motorcycles define the ultimate vision of Harley-Davidson styling, features and performance.

Harley-Davidson will offer an all-new CVO model for 2011:

  • 2011 CVO Road Glide® Ultra: A premium touring machine with an aerodynamic frame-

    2011 CVO Road Glide Ultra

    mounted fairing, the CVO Road Glide Ultra features a Road Tech® zumo® 660 GPS navigation system, upgraded Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system with BOOM! Bagger speakers and an 8GB iPod® nano® and dock, and a two-up suspended touring seat with dual heat controls, adjustable backrests and leather insert surfaces. Wind tunnel testing was used to design a new mounting angle for the 16-inch Road Glide windshield and discreet deflectors that reduce buffeting in the rider area. A push-button, remote-control key fob activates power locks on the Tour-Pak® luggage carrier, saddlebags and ignition.

Three CVO models return for 2011 with new paint schemes and features:

  • 2011 CVO Street Glide®: The CVO Street Glide rolls out on a new 19-inch Agitator front wheel, the largest-diameter wheel ever offered on a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle. Ventilated fairing lowers house two of the six speakers that are part of a high-output audio system boosted by a new high-efficiency, 100-watt-per-channel amplifier. The audio system also incorporates an 8GB iPod nano with dock and holder located in the right saddlebag. The side-fill fuel tank is topped with a flush-mount cap and LED gauge, and a new low-profile console. A new low-profile seat is faced with snake-style leather inserts, and the fairing is topped with a new seven-inch smoked wind deflector. The new paint scheme is executed in four different color combinations, and for the first time, those colors are complimented by a specific engine color and finish, wheel finish, tank console finish, muffler end-cap style and inner fairing color.
  • 2011 CVO Softail® Convertible: This two-in-one model is designed to quickly transform from custom touring to custom cruising by removing the detachable fairing, leather saddlebags, passenger pillion and backrest upright. The 2011 CVO Softail Convertible is equipped with a new audio system that integrates 3.5-inch two-way speakers and a 20-watt-per-channel amplifier into a redesigned inner fairing. Music is delivered by an 8GB iPod nano stored in a protective pouch. The locking leather saddlebags, leather rider seat and passenger pillion, and leather backrest pad have a new alligator-style insert. A new 1.25-inch welded mini-ape handlebar keeps the ride cool and comfortable. Standard Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control, keyless ignition and ABS (anti-lock braking system) give the CVO Softail Convertible more touring capability.
  • 2011 CVO Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®: The pinnacle of Harley-Davidson touring luxury and performance has a new suspended, heated, two-up seat with leather inserts, and matching adjustable backrests for rider and passenger. Dual mufflers feature new chrome billet end caps with black spears, and new mirrors are finished in mirror chrome. Trim panels for the CB podinsert, Screamin’ Eagle® 110 intake insert, and Tour-Pak lid insert feature a new diamond-cut pattern. The Road Tech zumo 660 GPS navigation system and remote-control power locks on the Tour-Pak, saddlebags and ignition are also standard equipment.

Each 2011 CVO model is powered by the fuel-injected Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110™ V-Twin, the largest-displacement engine produced by Harley-Davidson, rated at up to 115 ft. lbs. of torque. This engine is only available from the factory in CVO models.

CVO models are customized using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with existing items from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

NEW ROAD GLIDE® ULTRA OFFERS A COMPLETE TOURING PACKAGE

MILWAUKEE (July 27, 2010) – The new Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Ultra combines the light handling and wind-splitting aerodynamics of a frame-mounted fairing with a full complement of touring appointments designed to transport the devoted long-distance rider and passenger over the horizon and beyond.

The shark-nose, dual-headlamp fairing gives the Road Gide Ultra a distinctive profile as it rolls down the road. Its smooth shape and full-size, clear windshield offer excellent protection from wind and weather. Gauges are presented in a cockpit array, and the fairing incorporates two storage compartments with spring-return lids.

Key Road Glide Ultra Features:

  • PowerPak is standard equipment, and combines the Twin Cam 103 engine with ABS and the H-D® Smart Security System. The fuel-injected, 1690cc Twin Cam 103 is rated at 102 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 rpm, a 9.6-percent increase in peak torque over the Twin Cam 96™ engine, extra power for enhanced passing and hill-climbing performance when a passenger and luggage are on board. Harley-Davidson ABS works in conjunction with high-performance Brembo brakes to help the rider maintain control during braking events, especially those that happen in less-than-optimal conditions. The H-D Smart Security System offers automatic self-arming and disarming through the Hands Free Fob, which communicates directly with the security module on an individualized frequency.
  • An aerodynamic, frame-mounted fairing offers a lighter steering feel than a fork-mounted fairing, and incorporates dual headlamps and a cockpit-style instrument display.
  • The one-piece seat is shaped to improve rider leg reach to the ground, and to provide better lower back support. A key element of the new seat design is a narrower forward section of the seat, which makes it easier for more riders to place both feet confidently on the ground.
  • A King Tour-Pak® luggage carrier and hard saddle bags offer generous storage capacity and feature soft luggage liners. The Tour-Pak features side marker lights and an integrated passenger backrest.
  • Vented fairing lowers offer additional wind and weather protection, and can be adjusted for rider comfort in hot conditions.
  • The four-speaker, 80-watt Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system features CD/MP3 player and CB/intercom with two headsets.
  • Electronic cruise control is standard equipment.

Engineered to Go the Distance

The Harley-Davidson Touring chassis provides precise and responsive maneuverability, robust capacity and outstanding comfort for both rider and passenger. Its features include:

  • A single-spar, rigid backbone frame designed to satisfy the demands of long-haul touring riders and more-powerful engines. The frame is manufactured with the latest coordinated motion robotic welding process, which offers outstanding dimensional accuracy and weld quality. Components are joined with cast and forged node-tube joints.
  • The swingarm is formed with a two-piece, deep-drawn shell with a forged pivot section, and contributes significantly to the motorcycle’s maneuverability and comfort.
  • Dunlop® D407 Multi-Tread rear tires are designed specifically for the Harley-Davidson Touring chassis. The construction of the tires and the distribution of a longer-life center tread compound and more-aggressive shoulder compound enhance straight-line performance and will deliver up to 25 percent more rear-tire tread life than a standard tire.
  • The Isolated Drive System compensator integrated into the rear wheel hub reduces noise and vibration to the rider for improved ride quality under acceleration, shifting and cruising.
  • The Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) is mated to the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission for outstanding performance and economy. Air-adjustable rear shocks accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.


NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON® SUPERLOW™ MODEL IS PURE RIDING FUN

Tires, Wheels, and Suspension Developed for Balanced, Responsive Handling

MILWAUKEE (July 27, 2010) The new Harley-Davidson SuperLow model reintroducesthe pure pleasure of motorcycling. Balanced and responsive handling help rider and machine glide through corners with smooth confidence. A low seat height, the broad V-Twin powerband and clean styling complete an appealing package. The SuperLow is an open invitation to get out and ride.

Comfort is a key aspect of the SuperLow experience. A new solo seat with a deep, bucket shape and soft filler offers good support. The shape of the seat and its 25.5-inch height make it possible for many riders to put feet securely on the ground when the bike is at rest. A new handlebar is shaped to provide a natural arm position. Dual coil-over rear shocks offer 2.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.

Several interdependent technical elements play a role in the particular vehicle dynamics Harley-Davidson engineers sought to achieve in the SuperLow model. Changes made to tire size and a new front fork angle give the SuperLow 5.7 inches of trail for outstanding steering feel and feedback to the rider.

“In engineering the tire-and-wheel design and steering geometry for the SuperLow, the team applied lessons learned in the development of the XR1200X, which result in similarly significant gains in maneuverability,” said Jim Hofmann, General Manager, Motorcycle Product Planning. “The SuperLow is of course a very different motorcycle from the XR1200X, with a different mission, but the theme of achieving a precise balance of steering geometry, tire profile and construction, and suspension tuning is the same and equally successful. It takes just one ride on the SuperLow to believe it.”

The 18-inch-diameter front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel are fitted with Michelin® Scorcher® 11 radial tires. The profile, tread pattern and construction of these tires were developed specifically to enhance the handling of the SuperLow model. The new wheel-and-tire combination significantly reduces mass and inertia front and rear, which when combined with the tire design, improves steering response, and reduces steering effort.

Its low-profile radial tires, solo seat and long fuel tank shape give the SuperLow an appealing new stance that’s wide and low. With an MSRP starting at $7,999 in Vivid Black, the SuperLow is the lowest-priced model in the 2011 Harley-Davidson line. The SuperLow is also available in Cool Blue Pearl, as well as Merlot Sunglo/Vivid Black and Birch White/Sedona Orange two-tone paint.

Key features of the 2011 XL883L SuperLow include:

  • An air-cooled Evolution® 883cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 55 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3500 rpm, has a broad powerband for easy get-away from a stop and smooth power out of corners.
  • The 68/29 (2.34:1) final drive ratio is matched to the rear tire diameter and promotes smooth acceleration away from a stop and at low speeds.
  • Equipped with Black, Split Five-Spoke with Machined Rim wheels front and rear. Rear wheel is 17 x 4.5 inches. Front wheel is 18 x 3.5 inches.
  • Michelin Scorcher 11 radial tires are designed specifically for the SuperLow. Front is 120/70ZR18; rear is 150/60ZR17.
  • 39mm Showa® fork with 4.1 inches travel.
  • Coil-over pre-load adjustable rear shocks with 2.5 inches of wheel travel.
  • Seat height is 25.5 inches. Solo seat has a deep bucket shape and is easy to straddle.
  • The handlebar has a wide, flat bend that places the hand grips and controls in a natural riding position for outstanding control and comfort.
  • The 4.5-gallon fuel tank offers extended range and helps give the SuperLow a low-profile appearance.
  • Mid-mount foot controls.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

Win a trip to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Nationals

Spartanburg, S.C. (July 26, 2010)KYMCO USA is pleased to announce the NHRA Las Vegas National Sweepstakes, giving fans the opportunity to win a trip to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Nationals as well as other prizes.

The online sweepstakes will run until August 31, 2010.  No purchase is necessary to win.  During the sweepstakes period, fans can enter for a chance to win by going to http://www.kymcousa.com/nhra/. After entering their information, they will be automatically entered to win one of the three main prizes.  The winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the race event at the MAC TOOLS U.S Nationals in Indianapolis, IN on September 1, 2010. A random drawing at the promotion end will be held to determine the winner of all prizes.

The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for the winner and guest to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Nationals (10/28/2010 – 10/31/2010), including airfare, hotel accommodations for four (4) nights, rental car, two (2) race tickets along with VIP access and Team Pit Shirts.

First Prize is a KYMCO USA Team Geico Karen Stoffer autographed Super 8 50 scooter and Team Pit Shirt.

Second Prize is to be a Team Geico Karen Stoffer Honorary Team Crew Member for the day, which includes two (2) race tickets along with VIP access and Team Pit Shirts.

“We are happy to be able to offer the NHRA fans a chance to enjoy the sport as a VIP and give a lucky winner a great trip to a great race,” said Rick Pawelka, KYMCO USA Marketing Director.  “We’re also pleased to be associated with Team Geico and Karen Stoffer and to be able to offer the special edition Super 8 50 scooter as another exciting prize.  We want the NHRA fans to have a chance to get to know our KYMCO products and experience the KYMCO scooters themselves.”

KYMCO USA is the official scooter and off-road utility vehicle of the NHRA and is the sponsor of the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Sweepstakes.

About KYMCO USA

KYMCO’s roots in the motorsports industry go back to its founding in 1963 as the Kwang Yang Motor Company, Ltd., with headquarters in Taiwan.  Long a leader in quality, fuel economy, and versatility, today KYMCO manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs at five plants in Asia, including the main facility in the city of Kaohsiung.

KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan and currently exports to 88 countries worldwide. All KYMCO plants use the latest technology for the engineering and production of reliable engine, chassis, and other components. Since 2004, KYMCO has been officially accredited for ISO-9001 quality in manufacturing.  KYMCO is committed to maximum customer satisfaction and constant innovation, making use of the most advanced CAD/CAE tools to bring superior engineering and design to their products.

The company’s partner in the United States is KYMCO USA with headquarters, marketing and distribution centered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. KYMCO USA is dedicated to building the brand’s reputation and market share through superior value, frequent new product introductions, strategic industry partnerships, and excellence in dealer network support. KYMCO USA has a reputation and expertise gained through over 30 years in the U.S. motorsports industry.


Harley Considering Assembly Plant In India

Harley-Davidson is considering building a plant like the York facility in India to reduce import tariffs

The Journal Sentential is reporting that Harley-Davidson has given serious thought to building a manufacturing plant or rather a motorcycle assembly plant somewhere in India for the purpose of lowering the almost 100% tariff on imported heavyweight motorcycles.  Currently the HOG has 3 dealerships in India with plans to open 2 more in the fall.

The high import tariff prices Harley-Davidson’s out of reach of most of the market in India.  A Sportster, the lowest priced HD in the states is currently $!4,000 in India, double that of a similar model in the USA.

Harley-Davidson has said that with shrinking domestic sales, it must look overseas to markets like China and India for growth, which rank number 1 and number 2 respectively in the two wheel consumer market.

Heavyweight bikes, however, make up less than 1% of two wheel sales in those developing markets.

Harley-Davidson expects that assembling the bikes in India would result in lower tariff’s on the brand but could not say by how much.  Rod Copes, Harley-Davidson’s senior vice president of international sales, marketing and business development was quoted in the story as saying,  “There isn’t a generic rule on this.   The Indian government would decide how much the tariff would be reduced if Harleys were assembled using local labor.”

Schwinn and Buffalo Chip Seeking Biker Buddies

This year’s Sturgis Rally Week festivities will not only bring smiles to the faces of tens of thousands of bikers, but also to the kids at the Black Hills Children Home. Schwinn has donated 60 new bicycles and helmets to the Kids & Chrome Foundation to benefit the Black Hills Children Home Society. Donated to enhance the stay of each child in residence at the foster home for battered and abused children, Schwinn and the Legendary Buffalo Chip, Sturgis’ premier entertainment venue and motorcycle travel destination, are co-sponsoring a “2010 Biker Buddy Build-Off” on Sunday, August 8 between 3 and 5 pm to assemble the donated bikes.

Currently, all of the bicycles are unassembled in boxes at the Buffalo Chip warehouse. To facilitate the assembly of the bikes, Schwinn and the Legendary Buffalo Chip are looking for volunteers to assemble the bikes. They are currently looking for two-person “Biker Buddy” teams with big hearts and experience in bicycle assembly that are willing to donate an hour of their time to pitch-in and assemble a bicycle or two for children in need.

Each “Biker Buddy” will receive a special, free commemorative “Biker Buddy” t-shirt from Schwinn and an invitation to a special VIP reception at the Chip’s Event Center where the new bicycles will be on display. In addition, a variety of TV, radio and print media will be covering the local charity event including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno which will be filming throughout the campground.

Providing bikers an array of world-class entertainment, art, vendors, food and amenities during Sturgis Rally Week, the Legendary Buffalo chip is also renowned for its charitable efforts and philanthropic outlook. If you’re interested in lending the Buffalo Chip a hand, please visit http://www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/SpecialEvents/SchwinnBikerBuddy.aspx to sign up today.


American Motorcyclist Association announces team for FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A talented team of the fastest motocross racers in American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) amateur racing is gearing up to take on the world at the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship. The event, Aug. 22-24 in Dardon Gueugnon, France, will take place at the Circuit de Gueugnon.

“From today’s Pee Wee riders to tomorrow’s superstars, AMA Racing creates some of the fastest amateur motocrossers in the world,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “And we are eager to put our riders up against the best of the rest at the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship. The talent at this event will be exceptional and an excellent proving ground for our young racers.”

Brian Noah will manage the U.S. team, and AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow will serve as FIM steward. The 65cc riders will be Joey Crown from Metamora, Mich., and Jake Pinhancos from Rochester, Mass., both riding KTMs. The 85cc riders will be Matt Burkeen from Cary, N.C., on a Yamaha and Josh Mosiman from Sebastopol, Calif., on a Suzuki. The 125cc riders will be Matt Bisceglia from Weatherford, Texas, on a Yamaha and Joey Savatgy from Thomasville, Ga., on a Suzuki.

Noah said that he is proud to be a part of the international effort.

“I know all the kids selected to represent Team USA are among some of the best riders in the U.S., and I am confident they will perform well at the Junior World Championship,” he said. “I will do all that I can to make this journey a successful and fun event for everyone involved. Managing this effort will definitely be a highlight of my career.”

Savatgy is one of the more veteran riders on the team. The 16-year-old competed at the event in Australia in 2009.

“After racing in Australia in 2009, I realized how much competition there is on an international level,” Savatgy said. “I was really kind of surprised at the level of speed there, and it made me see how small my racing world really was over here in the States. Going to France, up against all the best youth riders, from all different countries, is a rare and special opportunity for any rider. I am very proud to represent the United States there.”

Bisceglia, 15, said that he also is looking forward to the international competition.

“I am super stoked to be chosen to represent the United States in France at the Junior World Championship,” Bisceglia said. “This is for sure an honor for me. I have always dreamed of competing in a race like this, and I will do my best to represent the United States in an exceptional way, both on and off the track. I wouldn’t be here without my help from all of my sponsors and will do my best to come back with a win!”

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

Team Cycle World Gears Up for Laguna Seca

Newport Beach, CA. (July 23, 2010) – Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki is ramping up for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, having made its debut days ago at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Four-time AMA national champion, 15-time AMA Superbike race-winner and Team Cycle World rider Eric Bostrom brought home a respectable eighth-place finish in the American SuperBike class at Mid-Ohio in his first national-level race in more than a year.

“The weekend was a huge success for our team,” said an enthusiastic Bostrom. “We sorted out the many gremlins you are bound to have, we bonded together more tightly as a team and we improved every session. To come along so far so fast with a completely new team that has never worked together before is very encouraging. We are all eager to get to Laguna this weekend.”

Participatory journalism is a major part of Cycle World’s history, having participated in events from Baja to the Isle of Man. In addition, Cycle World has built and raced countless project bikes, even setting multiple FIM world speed records. No other media outlet has taken its readers along for this kind of ride.

Team Cycle World will race this weekend (July 23-25) at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The effort will continue August 13-15 at the Suzuki White Lightning AMA Pro SuperBike Nationals at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, and wrap up September 24-26 at the season-ending Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Follow the team’s progress at www.facebook.com/CycleWorld and on www.twitter.com/CycleWorldMag.

Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki is sponsored by Alpinestars, Brand34, Brembo, Driven, Drudi Performance, Dunlop, EK Chain, LeoVince USA, Maxima Racing Oils, MotoWheels, Öhlins, Parts Unlimited, Sho-Air International, Shoei Helmets, Specialized, Sunoco, W.L. Gore, Zero Gravity and 614 Paintworx.

About CYCLE WORLD

Cycle World is the largest, most respected media brand in motorcycling, reaching out to millions of enthusiasts across the globe. The Cycle World brand offers consumers more touch points than any other industry media outlet through leading-edge print and digital platforms, including magazine, website, iPhone apps, Cycle World Radio and live events. We’re expanding the marketplace with new and returning rider initiatives like TWIST (Two Wheel Inspired Secondary Transportation) and offer marketers unprecedented research studies on today’s motorcycle market. Cycle World is owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (HFM U.S.), producers of brands including: ELLE, ELLE DECOR, ELLEgirl, Woman’s Day, Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Jumpstart Automotive Group, Cycle World, Premiere and the brand new Glo, a new online women’s lifestyle brand. HFM U.S. is part of Lagardère’s media division Lagardère Active , a producer of special-interest content in more than 40 countries. For more information about Cycle World, visit www.cycleworld.com or call us at 949/720-5300.