Harley-Davidson® Events Rule @ Sturgis 2011 Rally

MILWAUKEE (July 12, 2011) – Harley-Davidson riders and enthusiasts will revel in one of the motorcycle world’s most unique and exciting events at the 71st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota’s legendary Black Hills region.

 

The Harley-Davidson Road Tour will run from Saturday, August 6 through Saturday, August 13 at its location at the intersection of 3rd and Lazelle streets in downtown Sturgis. All Harley-Davidson activities in Sturgis are free of charge and include the following:

New 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H-D1 customization and MotorClothes® riding gear and apparel, including free helmet fittings

·        Harley-Davidson Custom Ride-In Show, Thursday August 11

·        XR1200 Racing Experience presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance

·        Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) pin sales and Custom Motorcycle Raffle

·        Free Bike Wash

·        Willie G. Commemorative Merchandise

·        AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, August 8-10

·        Women’s Area including the JUMPSTART rider experience, bike lift and more

 

Harley-Davidson demo rides for the new 2012 motorcycles will be available in Sturgis at Hersrud’s Chevrolet Dealership near Interstate 90 at Exit 30 from Saturday, August 6 to Friday, August 12. Riders can enjoy as many bikes as they want, but must have a valid motorcycle license and adhere to riding gear requirements and safety rules. There will also be a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle display at this location, including a Fit Shop display for motorcycle customization.

 

For a complete listing of Harley-Davidson events at the 2011 Sturgis Rally, please visit www.harley-davidson.com/sturgis

Some incredibly creative and passionately customized bikes at the Sturgis Rally will be displayed at the Harley-Davidson Ride-In Show, on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 3rdand Lazelle streets. There is a $10 entry fee, and all proceeds will be donated to MDA with cash prizes awarded in all categories.

There will be a pin stop and merchandise sales for Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members at the Harley-Davidson Lazelle Street location, H.O.G. members can get a special pin at the AHDRA races, and more information on other H.O.G. events is available at www.members.hog.com

 Race fans will be able to check out the AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Race at the Sturgis Dragway on August 10 and August 11, so visitwww.ahdra.com

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com

Scorpion Helping Cops Keep Cool Heads

Lake Forest, CA July 11, 2011) Scorpion has busted out with a “Law Enforcement Edition” of their popular EXO-900 helmet. Available in the standard “H” pattern, the new police special meet the specifications of most motorcycle officer programs in the nation. The added benefit is that the versatile modular helmet now makes for a 3-in-1 option for officers in the field.

“We had several jurisdictions approach us about offering a police helmet which would combine the features of a full-face helmet with the convenience of a modular/flip-up style helmet,” says Scorpion’s National Sales Manager, Jon Eide. “But they also needed a lightweight ¾ open face model for parade duty… which meant they had to have three different helmets.”

The EXO-900 meets all these needs… and more. A polycarbonate composite shell is combined with a state-of-the-art dual density EPS liner. This advanced composite shell is designed to function in three distinct modes: full-face, open face or flip-up. Speaking of flip-up, the entire chinbar and exclusive no-fog EverClear® shield section flips up as one piece. As an added benefit, Scorpion’s built-in retractable SpeedView® internal sun visor can be used in all three modes.

“Whether it is swapping out the outer faceshield or the entire front half of the helmet, the EXO-900 makes its transformation from ¾ open face to full face modular and back again in less than 10 seconds,” explains Eide. “Best of all, these changes can be made without tools!”

 

This shell meets or exceeds all Department Of Transportation FMVSS-218 and National Institute of Justice standards (not to mention ECE-22.05 certification for you civilians). As an added benefit for the police, the EXO-900 is also communications-ready for most radio systems.

Helping the cops keep their cool is Scorpion’s exclusive KwikWick® washable moisture wicking comfort liner. Another innovative inner is the AIRFIT® cheek pad inflation system to ensure the perfect fit. All good news, but even better news for those departments on a budget is the price. Unlike many modulars on the market, the ticket for the EXO-900 is under $280, including Scorpion’s full three-year warranty.

EXO-900 Law Enforcement Edition sizes XS-XXXL

MSRP: $279.95

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About Scorpion Sports

Scorpion Sports, Inc. (SSI) is the home of the Scorpion brand supplying helmets and technical apparel directly to motorcycle dealerships. SSI imports a full line of unique dirt, snow and street products from their state-of-the-art production facilities. The brand is built on innovation and high quality. All Scorpion street helmets feature the exclusive SpeedShift® quick-change faceshield system, EverClear® no-fog faceshields and come with a washable, removable, moisture-wicking KwikWickII® liner. AIRFIT® is an air adjustable cheek pad system to personalize helmet fit, available on both street and off-road helmets. Another Scorpion innovation found on select models is the built-in SpeedView™ retractable sun visor designed to accommodate varying light conditions quickly without changing faceshields.

ScorpionExo, SpeedShift, EverClear, KwikWick, KwikWickII, ShadeShifter, SpeedView, AIRFIT, RaceCaseII, EXO-TEC, EverHeat, AirVent, ABRADIUM, EXO-Stitch, NightViz, AirGuard and the ScorpionExo logos are trademarks of Scorpion Sports, Inc. ©2011 Scorpion Sports, Inc.

Zero Motorcycles Expands Sales Channel, Adding Traditional Dealership Model For Enhanced Consumer Retail Experience

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (July 12, 2011) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle technology, today announced the expansion of its current sales model to now include traditional motorcycle dealers as a point of purchase for retail customers. The development of a traditional dealership program has been part of Zero’s strategic plan for more than a year as the company continues to ramp up its manufacturing capabilities. The new dealership experience now provides consumers with a location to see and experience Zero’s expansive and rapidly growing product line all in one place. Eight of the most recognized and largest multi-line dealers have signed on to carry Zero’s entire product line.

 

-Malcolm Smith Motorsports(Riverside, California)

-MotoWorld of El Cajon  (El Cajon, California)

-Escondido Cycle Center (Escondido, California)

-Mission Motorcycles (Daly City, California)

-NorCal MasterCraft (Sacramento/Pleasanton, California)

-Grand Prix Motorsports  (Littleton, Colorado)

-C&C Sports (Brighton, Michigan)

-Hitching Post (Fridley/Hopkins/South St. Paul, Minnesota)

“As we continue adding new motorcycles to our product line-up, consumers are looking to experience our products in more of a traditional retail setting that allows for them to touch and feel all of our bikes in one location and at one time,” said John Lloyd, VP of Global Sales, Zero Motorcycles. “It has always been part of our strategic plan to add multi-line dealerships to the mix and the timing is now right for us to move in this direction. Dealers have been requesting we alter our sales model for the past few years so they could begin selling our products and we are now in a position to successfully do this.”

The new dealership model for Zero will include the United States and Canada as part of the initial rollout and is a major transition in the development of Zero’s distribution model (Canadian dealership partners will be announced in an upcoming release). Zero’s current sales channel is predominately internet-driven through www.zeromotorcycles.com , with consumer test rides being conducted by field representatives.

Now interested buyers can go directly to their nearest Zero Motorcycles dealership to test ride and buy a Zero on-site. Once the official transition is completed, Zero Motorcycles will no longer sell motorcycles directly to consumers, unless purchasing from a powersports dealer is not feasible.

2,000 Motorcyclists Expected to Ride for a Reason in Sauk City, Wisconsin This Weekend

SAUK CITY, Wis., July 12, 2011—More than 2,000 motorcyclists are expected to gather for the 26th Annual Freedom Ride to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association July 15-16 in Sauk City.

The Freedom Ride is the longest single dealer Harley-Davidson fundraising event to benefit MDA in Wisconsin. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Harley-Davidson MDA events in the nation, the ride has raised over $1.7 million net since its inception in 1985.

Registration for the 26th Annual Freedom Ride is Friday, July 15, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson.

Registration is $25 per rider. All proceeds benefit local MDA clients. However, riders can also become “pledge riders” and receive different prizes:

Pledge Amount – Prizes

$100- Pin or patch and a Pork Chop Dinner

$150- Pin or patch, Pork Chop Dinner, T-shirt and waived registration fee

$800 “Summer Camp Club” Member- Pin or patch, Pork Chop Dinner, T-shirt, $75 Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson gift card, invitation to the Summer Camp Reception following the ride

$1000- Pin or patch, Pork Chop Dinner, T-shirt, $100 Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson gift card

$2000- Pin or patch, Pork Chop Dinner, T-shirt, $100 Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson gift card

Additionally, For ever $100 raised, Pledge Riders will be entered into a raffle to win a 4-day trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2011 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

Friday night’s pre-ride festivities include a bike show, poker run, and family activities and live music by Boys Night Out.

 The ride leaves Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson, 836 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City, Saturday at 12 p.m. sharp and travels through the rolling hills of scenic Southwestern Wisconsin. The ride will stop in Loganville before returning to the VFW Park on the Wisconsin River. Post-ride festivities include a raffle, bike games, Pork Chop dinner, live music by Lube and a drawing.

 All of the money raised will help benefit local MDA clients and services. MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education.  For more information about MDA’s programs and services, call (800) 222-3269.

Mecum to Offer The Michael Taggart Motorcycle Collection at Monterey Auction

MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Auctions announces The Michael Taggart Motorcycle Collection – an eclectic mix of 54 motorcycles – will be offered at the third annual Mecum Monterey Auction, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.

Known by friends and fellow collectors as “Tag,” Michael Taggart – whose father created Taggart Baking Company, makers of Wonder(r) Bread – grew up near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and developed a childhood passion for cars and motorcycles.  Over the years, he has collected an array of bikes representing every genre of the industry: racing, street, dirt track and motocross.

Headlining Tag’s collection is a 1929 Norton CS1 that has been on display in his living room.  The collection also features a variety of high-quality Rickman, Matchless, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Norton, Triumph, BSA, Ariel models and more.

“Mecum has established an ongoing commitment to find underexposed motorcycles and expose them to interested buyers around the globe via the auction platform,” said American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Famer Gavin Trippe, who heads up Mecum’s motorcycle division.  “We are excited to showcase this collection of bikes in our prime Monterey environment where collectors are eager to see and appreciate the art of the motorcycle in a live auction setting.”

Mecum’s daytime Monterey Auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with free admission and free general parking.  Attendees can be part of the action while the auction broadcasts live on Mecum’s national TV show “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater.  For complete auction details or to consign a motorcycle today, visit www.Mecum.com

  or contact Gavin Trippe directly at gavin@mecum.com or 949.337.5307.

Terry Nesbitt, President, Viper Motorcycle Company Resigns

Auburn, Alabama July 8, 2011– Viper Motorcycle Company (OTCBB: VPW1.OB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Viper Powersports Inc., announced today the resignation and retirement of Terry Nesbitt, veteran employee, President of Viper Motorcycle Company and Director of Viper Powersports, Inc.

According to John Silseth, CEO, “Terry is a co-founder and long time valued employee. It’s been a pleasure to work together all these years. I’m sad to see him leave but wish him the very best. Terry will always be a part of the Viper team”.

Terry Nesbitt, stated, “It’s been a tough decision but it’s time. Having the opportunity to help build Viper into a new American made OEM over the years has been an honor. We are very proud of our accomplishments and believe Viper will continue moving forward and develop into a motorcycle industry force. I want to thank our share holders, dealers and customers as well as everyone involved in supporting our efforts. I continue to wish John and the entire Viper team much luck and continued success”.

Viper Powersports designs, manufactures and markets a line of premium American V-Twin Super Cruiser motorcycles, V-Twin aftermarket engines and other related aftermarket products through an independent dealer network. A joint venture partnership with Ilmor Engineering (www.ilmor.com), provides design, technical development and support for the proprietary 152 cubic inch Viper V-Twin engine, utilizing their 25 years of high-performance engine expertise, ensuring Vipers’ long term success as America’s newest domestic OEM of motorcycles. Viper Powersports and Viper Motorcycle Company’s websites are www.viperpowersports.com and www.vipermotorcycle.com.

The foregoing material may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to uncertainties and that actual results could differ materially from the fore-going statements. Readers accordingly should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which do not reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of these forward-looking statements.

Heel Guard for H-D Softail Deluxe Tapered Boards

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Henry Wiles is 2011 AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships Honoree

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — On July 25-31 in Du Quoin, Ill., the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships will crown the best amateur racers in short-track, TT, half-mile and mile amateur dirt-track competition. Attending as this year’s event honoree will be AMA Pro Racing Grand National Championship racer Henry Wiles.

“I’m really excited to be serving as the event honoree this year,” Wiles said. “As an amateur who raced the Grand Championships, it was an exciting time to do some traveling and race against guys I never competed against before. You find out a lot more about yourself, and it’s cool to gain the experience that comes with that.”

AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley said that Wiles is a good role model for the young racers vying for AMA Racing National Championships.

“It’s great that established pros can come back to the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships and advise tomorrow’s stars on the best path to success,” Bromley said. “Plus, it’s a good opportunity for the kids to see on one level that their heroes are just like them — diehard enthusiasts who are addicted to the rush that comes from racing on two wheels.”

Rosanna Grzebinski, who along with her husband Patrick Grzebinski owns North America Action Sports, the group that is partnering with the AMA to promote and operate the 2011 AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships, said Wiles will provide an invaluable service to the amateur racers at the event.

“We are thrilled that Henry will join us at the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships this summer,” Grzebinski said. “In addition to being available throughout the week, he’ll be our featured guest atWednesday evening’s Chillin’ with Henry Wiles, where we’ll all sit around, enjoy some ice cream and ask Henry just what it takes to be a top pro in AMA Pro Grand National Championship competition.”

Wiles joins riders such as Chris Carr, Kenny Coolbeth, Bryan Smith and JR Schnabel who have served as event honorees. He said that he’s looking forward to offering advice to the young racers.

“Current pro racers need to help lead the new crop of riders in the right direction, so they’re not scratching their heads the same way I was,” Wiles said. “I didn’t know enough to ask questions until much later, and it was already ‘go’ time. So to be able to offer some advice and be available to answer questions for the parents and riders means a lot to me, and I hope it means a lot to the racers, as well.”

Wiles added that the Du Quoin facility provides an excellent location for the event.

“The riders will have fun on all these tracks — the short-track, TT, half-mile and mile,” Wiles said. “Of course, it’s always exciting the first time you get out on the mile, so that will be really fun. My best advice for those new to the mile is not to get in over your head. Always remember that you can make a lot up on the next lap if you don’t do a perfect lap. You don’t have to pass everybody in the first corner.”

The AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships crown Grand National champions based on their accumulated points in all four dirt-track disciplines. The top riders compete for the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, which honors the amateur racer poised for success on the pro level. Racers field traditional dirt-trackers and the latest DTX-machinery. DTX bikes begin as showroom-fresh motocross bikes that are then fitted with dirt-track tires, suspension and other modifications.

More information about the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships can be found at is available atAMARacing.com

Bikers Prepare to Gather to Set a World Record

Conyers, GA , July 9th, 2011–  Bikers and motorsports enthusiasts are always trying to set world records but they are usually speed related.  Not this weekend!  Mountain Motorsports in Conyers GA is hosting a record-setting event to establish the record for the world’s largest safety presentation!

 Steven Zarbatany, President of Motorcycle Training Institute, Inc. (MTII.com), one of the event’s sponsors says “As a safety-oriented organization, we’re excited to be involved in this event!  As bikers,  safety  — as well as fun – is always on our minds, and we’re pleased to see so many people willing to participate.”

Alicia “AJ” Jones, of #1 Stunnas Motorsports Group,  the organizer of the event says she got the idea by wanting to set SOME type of non-speed record but the Guinness Book of World Records was crowded with records.  After speaking with the people at Guinness Book she contacted Dr. Mike Cosgrove of MTII and together they planned this event.  Says AJ “All motorcycles are welcome, as are 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, cars and trucks.  This event is really open to just about any land-based vehicle with an engine.  We are hoping to gather in excess of 500 bikes and other vehicles.”

Zarbatany, who runs Florida’s largest motorcycle training school and who is an industry leader hopes that by bringing safety to the forefront, drivers will be more alert and aware of motorcycles when behind the wheel.  He is hoping that these types of events are duplicated in other areas.

Kendon Commemorates 20th Anniversary With Limited Edition Dual Rail Motorcycle Trailer

Anaheim, CA — July 5, 2011 – Kendon Industries, Inc., the originator of Stand-UpTM motorcycle trailers and innovative motorcycle lifts, has taken the wraps off its 20th Anniversary Dual Rail Motorcycle Trailer. The latest evolution in the patented product line, this limited edition version includes a show-stopping custom black/orange two-tone color scheme and loaded with accessories and upgrades that are not available on any standard model.

“This trailer is the result of 20 years of hard work,” says Kendon President Frank Esposito. “Equal amounts of inspiration and perspiration have gone into this design… We honestly sweat the smallest details!” It is exactly this attention to detail that defines the Kendon difference. Take for example the high-intensity LED tail lights, smooth rolling high mileage radial tires, lightweight aluminum wheels and American-made DOWCO trailer covers tailored to fit. “These are all proven elements we learned from years of experience and from listening to our customers,” explains Esposito.

Despite packing in 20 years worth of refinements, the same convenient portability and easy storage that have been Kendon hallmarks for the past two decades remain. This two-rail motorcycle trailer can be easily folded-up and moved on its own built-in casters for convenient storage in an out-of-the-way corner of your garage when it is in its Stand-UpTM configuration. Actual dimensions of the trailer are just 27-inches deep by 93.5-inches tall by 84 inches wide.

Standard features of this USA-made trailer include a whopping 2,000 lb. weight capacity and a full size spare tire. It also has a lower platform than prior models with a longer, user-friendly ramp with side rails, a new rear section lockdown clamp and integrated wheel chocks for a better loading experience. All of Kendon’s dual rail trailers incorporate independent torsion bar axles, which makes towing one or two bikes safe, quiet and smooth.

Accessories and upgrades incorporated into the Limited Edition 20th Anniversary model include:
* Limited Edition Orange & Black Custom two-process two-tone Paint Job
* New longer, wider, flat panel Deluxe Loading Ramp with guard rails and reinforced replaceable ramp hook
* LED Tail Light Kit
* Aluminum Wheels with Radial Tires
* Locking security lug nuts to deter wheel theft
* Crank Down Swivel Jack Stand with dolly wheel
* NEW Rear Section Lockdown Clamp – The trailer can now be used in the fully open position for any application.
* American Made Custom Fit heavy duty outdoor DOWCO Trailer Cover
* Full Size Chrome Bias-Ply Spare Tire
* 8 Locking Ratchet Tie-Downs and 8 Soft-Ties
* 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Graphic
* Anti-bolt-cutter Coupler Lock
* Rollaway trailer wheel chocks

The accessory package delivers a total towing solution for the customer at a savings of more than $500.00, compared to being purchased separately.
The 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Dual Motorcycle Trailer is available now from Kendon dealers nationwide for $3,895.95 and is distributed exclusively by Tucker Rocky/Bikers Choice in the USA. More information about the 20th Anniversary Limited Edition trailer and standard Kendon Stand-Up™ motorcycle trailers and lifts can be found at www.KendonUSA.com or by calling 714-630-7144.

About Kendon Industries

Established in 1991, Kendon Industries, Inc. is proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Kendon is proud to hold more than two dozen United States Patents on its products. Kendon is recognized as the industry leader in the USA for high quality fold-up Stand-Up™ Motorcycle Trailers and Lifts. Kendon’s complete line of trailers is designed and Made in America. For more information visit www.KendonUSA.com. Join Kendon on Facebook at facebook.com/kendonusa.

Stand-UpTM is a trademark of Kendon Industries, Inc. © 2011.