Blessing of the Bikes

Roswell, Georgia. Killer Creek H-D, 11480 Alpharetta Highway. Ride to Killer Creek Harley-Davidson for Blessing of the Bikes. Join us at 1pm as Native American, Cleto (Humkoodra) Montelongo, blesses our bikes for a safe riding season. Reverend Allen Boyd will also lead a non-denominational prayer. All ages and bikes welcome. Free admission. FMI 770-777-1000 or www.killercreekharley.com

LifeSouth Bloodmobile at KCHD

Roswell, Georgia. Killer Creek H-D, 11480 Alpharetta Highway. Ride to Live.  Live to Ride. Support your fellow riders by giving blood at the LifeSouth Bloodmobile at KCHD 10am-4pm. Pre-register with Mandi at 770-777-1000 or mharris@killercreekharley.com.  FMI 770-777-1000 or www.killercreekharley.com

Killer Creek HOG Meeting

Roswell, Georgia. Ethyl’s Diner inside Andretti Karting, 11100 Alpharetta Highway. Hospitality at 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:30pm. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. FMI kchog@killercreekharley.com

Men’s Garage Party

Roswell, Georgia. Killer Creek H-D, 11480 Alpharetta Highway. Whether you’ve never ridden before or are “jumping brand,” come to Killer Creek Harley-Davidson from 6-8pm.  Learn how to pick up a motorcycle and how to TCLOCK a bike before riding, learn about the newest parts, accessories and gadgets.  Light snacks and beverages will be served.  Grab a gift for your special someone for Valentine’s Day while here too. Pre-registration preferred. FMI 770-777-1000 or www.killercreekharley.com

Ladies Only Garage Party

Roswell, Georgia. Killer Creek H-D, 11480 Alpharetta Highway. Whether you’ve never ridden before, ride on the back or ride your own, come to Killer Creek
Harley-Davidson’s from 6-8pm. Learn how to pick up a motorcycle and how to TCLOCK a bike before riding, learn about the latest trends in rider fashion and much more.  Light snacks and beverages will be served.  Dress up for your own photo shoot too with D&F photography, makes a great gift for your honey for Valentine’s Day.  Pre-registration preferred. FMI 770-777-1000 or www.killercreekharley.com

Going too fast for the upcoming curve? Future Bikes will let you know

Early version tested by MCN

We’re still waiting on cars that fly above traffic and we might be waiting another decade, but for the motorcyclist who loves high tech gadgetry, the future is just around the corner and it’s coming to the US from across the big pond.

The project, called Saferider, has been funded by the European Commission, which wants to see the systems on road bikes within five years, and backed by the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations.

In the UK, the Motor Industry Research Association is working on systems that will use GPS and digital mapping technology to provide motorcycle operators visual as well as tactile feedback on speed and approaching highway conditions.

MIRA installed sensors that vibrated slightly in the seat and cheek pads in a motorcycle helmet to warn the operator of a vehicle approaching in the riders blind spot.

The report said the cheek pads can be programmed to alert the rider to the danger on the right or the left side.  The system will also alert the rider if the motorcycle’s speed is unsafe for the approaching curve or intersection.

MIRA believes that manufacturers in the UK will begin offering the system to consumers  in as little as 18 months.

If adopted overseas, riders can expect to see the technology available in the US soon thereafter.

THE NEW BLACK LABEL COLLECTION FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Born of the Dark Custom movement with an honest, authentic style, the all-new Black Label Collection of Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® has been chopped, bobbed and redesigned to satisfy the latest generation of men and women riders.

With street-inspired designs, a custom look and casual feel, Black Label evokes an authentic, rebel attitude.

“Black Label is for those whose allegiance to Harley-Davidson doesn’t scream to be heard,” said Karen Davidson, Harley-Davidson General Merchandise Creative Director. “The Black Label collection is inspired by customers and reflects a younger attitude, with an understated style that looks washed, worn and comfortable right off the rack.”

From jackets and caps to shirts, gloves and more, Black Label is cut narrow through the chest, shaped at the sides and slimmer to the hip for a look, fit and feel that’s unique to this collection.

Below are just some examples of the new Black Label Collection:

Constructed of vintage midweight leather with slim fit, the men’s

#1 Vintage Leather Jacket (P/N 98008-11VM, $375) is a modern makeover of classic street wear. Its pre-curved sleeves, zippered cuffs and underarm grommet vents are matched with four outer and two interior pockets. Available in S – 5XL and Tall sizes.

Combining classic, yet subdued graphics with slim fit, the men’s

Winged #1 S/S Woven Shirt (P/N 99053-11VM) and the S/S Plaid Shirt

(P/N 96544-11VM, $60) cut across generations with authentic style. Both available in S – 3XL sizes.

The women’s Washed Tunic Length Tank (P/N 96097-11VW, $50) and

S/S Sublimated Tunic Tee (P/N 96096-11VW, $60) introduce the new silhouette: longer in length, figure hugging and fashion-forward. Available in

XS – 3W sizes.

The New Black Label Collection is available starting in February at most Harley-Davidson dealerships.

For additional information on Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Apparel and Collectibles, see your local Harley-Davidson dealer or visit harley-davidson.com. To find a dealer near you, call 1.800.LUV.2RIDE in the U.S. or Canada.


Ducati Recalls Over 3,000 Multistrada Cycles for Fuel Tank Problems

2003-2009 Multistrada's are being recalled.

DUCATI IS RECALLING certain model year 2006 MULTISTRADA 620,  2003-2006, MULTISTRADA 1000, and 2007-2009, MULTISTRADA 1100 motorcycles because of a potential fuel leak that can occur at the fuel tank pump flange seal.  Should a leak occur, the motorcycle could catch fire, resulting in a fatal crash.  Dealers will replace the fuel pump O ring with an updated part free of charge.   Ducati has not yet provided an owner notification schedule to NHTSA, however owners can contact Ductati at 800-231-6696 or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236.   RECALL NO. RCL-10-005