New Side Garage Option Turns 5th Wheel into Luxury Toy Hauler

1Middlebury, Ind. — Lifestyle Luxury RV, an EverGreen company, debuted the first “Side Hauler” luxury fifth wheel with the introduction of the new Alfa Gold 3905SH for 2015. The versatile new luxury fifth wheel has a Motorcycle Garage Option complete with a lift system that safely loads a motorcycle into a 36 square-foot slide room for easy transport. The first of its kind, Alfa Gold 3905SH fifth wheel is not a toy hauler but rather a luxury fifth wheel built for motorcycle enthusiasts who put a premium on living space, but still want to take a bike along. The award winning design won Best Debut 2015 from RV Business Magazine.

Take the Motorcycle Along Without Compromising Living Space

The Motorcycle Garage Option has a custom designed lift system that moves the bike from street level to a private garage inside a separate slide-out room in the fifth wheel.

Built tough to handle one full-sized motorcycle, this unique lift system built into a slide room is the perfect solution for those who want the convenience of a toy hauler without compromising luxury living space inside the coach. The Alfa Gold Side Hauler is built on a version of the Titan Structure Frame in-house for the ultimate in strength and durability.

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The exclusive lift system is eight-feet long and about two-feet wide and is built with steel for durability. The heavy-duty winch uses a remote control to allow easy loading and unloading of a full-sized bike with one person. Simply open the access door, lower the lift system, strap the bike on the lift ramp, and raise it gently into the side hauler slide room. When you are ready to depart, power the Side Hauler slide room into the coach and head down the road. Your motorcycle is kept isolated, with room for tools and accessories, in its own private LED lit garage, until your next destination.

The living room seats seven comfortably with a large sofa in the rear of the coach that converts to a queen sized bed to sleep two. Two recliner chairs next to a freestanding table seats four more adults in the large slide room opposite the versatile storage slide room.

The center island kitchen has gourmet galley with the stove and refrigerator in another slide on the outside wall and sink with overhead storage mid coach. High-end standard features in the kitchen include Corian ® countertops, stainless steel appliances with a 12-cubic foot double door refrigerator, microwave, three-burner range and oven.

The mid-bath layout provides access to guests off a separate door in the hallway up to the bedroom. The massive queen bed slide out has two nightstands and opens up the bedroom for easy access to drawers, the front wardrobe with adjacent storage shelves, and walk in closet that is prepped for an optional washer/dryer.

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When someone tells you that prejudice is dead, stop right then and produce a copy of this editorial. (btw you should keep a copy of each one that I write…it’s sorta mandatory)

Not only is prejudice alive, it’s so pervasive that we almost don’t recognize it when it appears.

Before you get the wrong idea, I’m not referring to the kind of prejudice that attracts Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton wannabe’s…. I’m talking about the “it’s not a motorcycle” prejudice that is rampant in our lifestyle.

Just to be clear, I’m no genius, (despite having once outscored a member of Mensa at trivia night) but I’ve been around the block a time or two. I was lost and kept circling the block, but that’s not what’s important… let’s get back on the subject here ok?

Over the lifespan of this magazine, I’ve been on a bunch of rides and bike nights. You may ask….how many is a bunch?

Well, if you want to be technical….a “bunch” is more than “a few” but less than a “butt-load.” If you’re from the U.K., then it’s about as many as a “wank-load.”

So I am comfortable making the statement that in our lifestyle, if you’re riding a trike and don’t walk with a limp, or have a cane strapped to the side, you’re going to be looked at different by a lot of two wheel riders.

It’s a little like Miss America was a few years ago. It didn’t matter how pretty she was, Miss Puerto-Rico never stood a chance.

I remember when I was 10, my dad trying to explain.

Me: Hey, how come Miss Purty-Ree-Co ain’t in the top 10? She’s way prettier than Miss Utah! (and for the record, Miss New York was ALWAYS BUTT-UGLY but even at an early age I understand the power of the I never questioned why she always made the finals.)

Dad: (sigh) Son….this maybe hard for you to understand, but she (Miss Puerto-Rico) ain’t ‘Merican…..

Me: (Having learned this in American History class) That’s where you’re wrong old man! People from Puerto-Rico are American citizens…just like us…even though it’s not a state….(blah blah blah)
I could see my Dad’s eyes gloss over and I knew he wasn’t paying attention because I was blathering on….or he was fantasizing about trading places with Bob Barker on stage with those 10 beautiful creatures

Dad: Son…I don’t care what they teach you in that overpriced private school your mom insisted we send you to…if it don’t have a star on the flag, it ain’t in America!

Me: What?…. I’m in public school…?

Dad: Oh, wait.. that was your brother.. anyway, quit yer yapping….the swimsuit competition is starting.

And that was that. We never discussed it again. Back in those days, your parents would rather you cross-dressed than crossed certain ethnic lines. I learned early on that it wouldn’t be cool to date a Hispanic, Asian, or Presbyterian and bring her home to meet the folks.

Before he passed away, my dad mellowed a bit and became more open minded…but I never pushed it with the Presbyterian thing. I mean those chicks were hot, but c’mon…they believe in DINOSAURS! They ain’t like us!

So again, I’ve digressed.

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As much as we like to think we don’t have that “It’s not a motorcycle” mentality, I’ll wager you have either made the statement or thought it at some point in your life.

I recently rode a trike for 3 days around upper Wisconsin, (the review is in this issue) and I could feel the sympthy coming from people at gas stations and restaurants. One guy even motioned me to park in the handicapped spot, obviously thinking if I was on a trike, I must be crippled!

WAKE UP PEOPLE! Trikers are bikers too! Sure, it’s three wheels, but dang it, when it rains, they get wet. When it’s cold, they’re cold. When it’s hot, they’re hot, just like you!

I don’t know when this will change, but its hard overcoming predjuice.

If you’re a triker, don’t despair. Just enjoy the wind, and accept the handicap spots when they’re offered. Just like Miss Puerto Rico, be proud of who you are.

If vfact, wear a t-shirt that says, “It’s more fun with 3!” That should get the stares! (available at

I know I’ll never look at trikers the same.

Until next month, ride safe, and always take the road less traveled.


A Harley-Davidson motorcycle blessed with the signature of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and later received by Pope Francis, is to be sold for charity at Bonhams 5 February Paris Sale.

The motorcycle is to be offered as part of Bonhams Grand Palais auction, entered at no reserve, with an estimate of €15,000-25,000 (£11,700-19,600).
In a special countdown to Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary celebrations, two commemorative motorcycle petrol tanks were presented to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
These were signed, and returned to the motorcycle legends US headquarters where they were mounted to their respective motorcycles. Of these, one remains in the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee, USA. The remaining motorcycle – the FLSTC 103 Heritage Softail Classic destined for Bonhams 2015 sale – lay waiting for a special ceremony where it would be presented to the Pope in front of tens-of thousands of Harley-Davidson riders at 2013s 110th anniversary celebration.
However, in an unforeseen change to the papacy, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI abdicated in January 2013. Subsequently this saw the Softail Classic presented to the newly inaugurated Pope, his holiness Pope Francis.
“It’s an honour to have been selected to sell this fantastic machine. We expect a lot of interest, and hope to raise some spirited bidding for the very worthy charity selected,” said Ben Walker, International Director for Bonhams Motorcycle Department.
“In February 2014, Bonhams sold 1,585cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide signed by His Holiness Pope Francis. Now we’re delighted to offer a motorcycle received by both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI; it was present during a pivotal period in the papacy of the Catholic Church, and we expect a lot of interest in it.”
Entered at no reserve, this unique motorcycle will have its auction proceeds donated to Stowarzyszenie Przyjazny Świat Dziecka (Friendly World Association), a Polish volunteer, independent, non-profit organization that offers care and support to children and families in need.

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Rudest drivers are from Idaho, Washington, D.C., and New York, says survey

A new survey reveals contempt among states for others’ driving habits.

Sept. 15, 2014 (Foster City, Calif.) – Drivers from Idaho, Washington, D.C. and New York have been judged to be the rudest drivers, according to a survey by, an independent consumer insurance information website.

Also judged to be quite rude are drivers from Wyoming, Massachusetts, Vermont and Delaware.

Here’s how the top 10 rudest drivers rank, based on a survey of 2,000 licensed drivers nationwide:

  1. Idaho
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. New York
  4. Wyoming
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Delaware (tie)
  7. Vermont (tie)
  8. New Jersey
  9. Nevada
  10. Utah

See the rankings for all states at

“Casting aspersions toward other drivers is a long-standing tradition,” said Amy Danise, editorial director for “We wanted to know not only where the rude drivers come from, but also who thinks they’re rude.” analyzed the results to determine who dislikes whom the most. California drivers are the biggest haters: They are the No. 1 haters of drivers from surrounding states and even from states across the country. Californians hate New York drivers more than New Jersey drivers do.

Here are the states where residents are the biggest haters of drivers from three or more other states:

Hater No. 1: California. Drivers from the Golden State have dark thoughts about drivers from Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah and even Vermont.

Hater No. 2: Texas. It looks like drivers from California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and South Dakota have messed with Texas.


Haters No. 3, 4 and 5 (tie):

Georgia: There will be no peaches for drivers from Alabama, Delaware and Florida.

Illinois: Someone isn’t getting along with its neighbors. Illinois drivers point to people in Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin as being the rudest on the road.

Pennsylvania: Although one of Pennsylvania’s nicknames is the Quaker State, people there show little forgiveness toward drivers from Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia.

“There’s also no love lost between North and South Carolina – they point to each other as having the rudest drivers,” observed Danise. “But North and South Dakota seem to be getting along. Neither one points to the other as having the rudest drivers.”

When asked what makes them most mad about other drivers, people said:

  • Talking on a cellphone while driving – 47%
  • Tailgating – 37%
  • Not signaling turns – 35%
  • Weaving in and out of lanes – 28%
  • Driving too fast, like every road is a highway – 26%

(Respondents could choose more than one answer from 18 choices.)

Half of people (49 percent) believe that about a quarter of other drivers should not be on the road. Twenty-one percent think half of other drivers should not be on the road.

See the full state rankings, and the drivers who hate them, at

Methodology commissioned a survey of 2,000 licensed drivers, half women and half men, with respondents representing all areas of the country according to Census population data.  The state rankings were calculated using a ratio of the nationwide votes for drivers of the state divided by the number of respondents from the state. The survey was fielded in July 2014.

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Triumph Will Use Rocket to Attempt World Record

A70R1684ATLANTA (September 3, 2014) – With over 100 years of motorcycling history and numerous land speed world record titles, Triumph Motorcycles America, in cooperation with Castrol, Hot Rod Conspiracy, and Carpenter Racing, returns to the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, September 12-16, for land speed runs during Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout.

Developed by Matt Markstaller (Hot Rod Conspiracy) and Bob Carpenter (Carpenter Racing), the Triumph Castrol Rocket is the newest streamliner of the group seeking to break the FIM world land speed record in the motorcycle class. Having been taken from proof of concept to reality in just over two years is an aggressive timeline in land speed racing and speaks to the high level of engineering and engine building expertise that set the foundation for this project.








“There are teams that have been out here attempting to break records for years. It’s very hard because there are so many variables to contend against, but we have an amazing team,” said Matt Markstaller, “We have confidence in the progress we’ve made in this project’s development since we were on the Salt a year ago.”

“While our streamliner produces enough power from the two Rocket III engines to generate record setting speeds, our endeavor also becomes a battle with the elements,” said Bob Carpenter. “The Salt Flats are an ever-changing environment that can be quite forgiving or absolutely inhospitable, you never know what to expect.”

Piloted by AMA Pro Road Racer Jason DiSalvo, this will be an attempt to break the current 376.363 mph land speed record held by fellow Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout entry Ack Attack and piloted by Rocky Robinson. Operating the 1000-horsepower, twin turbocharged Rocket III engine streamliner requires adaptation, which DiSalvo is capable of accomplishing due to his seasoned racing background.

“Piloting the Triumph Castrol Rocket is a unique and thrilling challenge, but what really stands out is the unbelievable amount of power the machine produces,” said DiSalvo, “It simply defies explanation and belief. I find myself tapping into all the honed skill I have developed in my racing career and learning new ones as we continue to eclipse new speed levels.”

Triumph Motorcycles is no stranger to setting records. The naming of the Bonneville, Triumph’s best known bike, is in tribute to the company’s accomplishments on the Salt Flats. Triumph held the title of “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” from 1955 to 1970 with the exception of 33 days. Its rich heritage in land speed racing features four record-setting streamliners:  Devil’s Arrow (1955 at 193.72 mph), Texas Cee-gar (1956 at 214.17 mph), Dudek Johnson (1962 at 224.57 mph), and Gyronaut X-1 (1966 at 245.66 mph)

“It is all about the journey,” said Matt Sheahan, Chief Operating Officer for Triumph Motorcycles America. “To be back at Bonneville with Castrol and the rest of our team is like returning home. So much of Triumph’s legacy was established right here in Utah by passionate, driven and courageous motorcyclists and engineers that all believe in constantly pushing the envelope. Today we are able to continue that legacy, and it is something we are immensely proud to be a part of, not just for Triumph, but for the entire motorcycling industry.”

Entering Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout is by invitation only to an exclusive and list of participants. Land speed attempts on the Bonneville Salt Flats will occur along a 10 to 11-mile course subject to cancellation or delay based upon the weather conditions including rain and wind.

Triumph Castrol Rocket Specifications:
Chassis: Carbon Kevlar monocoque
Dimensions: 25’ x 2’ x 3’
Engines: Two Triumph Rocket III engines with two liquid-cooled turbochargers
Horsepower: 1,000-plus horsepower at 9,000 rpm
Torque: 500-plus lbs. combined
Suspension: Alloy aluminum swingarms custom made
Shocks:  Ohlins TTX36 adjustable
Fuel: Methanol
Tires: Goodyear Land Speed Special
Engine Lubricant: Castrol Power RS™ 4T 10W-40 full synthetic oil

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Kuryakyn Debuts Crusher During Sturgis

crusherCrusher, the all-new Performance Division of Kuryakyn is the latest development from the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket parts and accessories for the “2014 marks our 25th anniversary,” explains Küryakyn President Holger Mohr. “We have started this new division as one of the first steps in following the initiatives we’ve laid out for our next 25 years.  Wrapping our years of proven customer service, design innovation and customer loyalty around a truly performance dedicated team is a powerful thing,” finishes Mohr. New product development is already in full swing. The brand-new made in America, Maverick 4” Slip-Ons and 2-Into-2 exhaust systems debut in Sturgis. The Maverick series’ distinct precision machined billet aluminum tips with a matte black high-temp ceramic coating complement the existing product line perfectly and fills the void in the marketplace for stylish, premium, high-quality, performance exhaust products; validating the slogan: Defining Style within Performance. Experience the premiere of Crusher and debut of the Maverick Series first-hand at Black Hills Harley- Davidson August 2-9. Get out there!

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