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World's largest motorcycle manufacturer takes 49.2 percent stake in Erik Buell Racing AVING embarked on what was termed a "strategic alliance" some 18 moths ago, the ties between Erik Buell's post HarleyDavidson enterprise (EBR/Erik Buell Racing) and Indian motorcycle manufacturing giant Hero MotoCorp have deepened. In what is described as their first ever equity partnership with an overseas company, Hero has taken a 49.2 percent stake in the share capital of Troy, Wisconsin based EBR, in return for a $25m investment. Hero, the world's largest motorcycle and powered two wheeler (PTW) manufacturer by volume, are targeting total annual sales of 10m units in the next few years, and are making the EBR investment through their newlyincorporated and wholly owned American subsidiary HMCL (NA). When their initial relationship with Erik Buell was unveiled, Hero make no secret that it was looking to add design and engineering pedigree that

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would allow it to become a player on the global, and in particular North American and European large displacement stage, with ambitions to enter several key motorcycle segments with a number of platforms. Mr Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hero in India said of the EBR deal that the equity partnership is "reflective of our long-term vision of transforming Hero MotoCorp to a truly global twowheeler major with footprints spread across continents, offering a wide range of technologically-advanced two-wheelers." He went on to say that this was "a natural extension of our existing relationship with EBR, which is going to further strengthen our strategic alliance. "As we go on spreading our footprint in new international markets, we will look at having extended centers of our own R&D at multiple locations around the world, developing two-wheelers for our

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global customers. "Our evolving relationship with EBR is an initiative in that direction." In addition to its new subsidiary in the United States the company has also recently established a European business in The Netherlands. Hero will now have two directors and one observer on the board of EBR, but the company says that there "will be no organizational changes at EBR" and that "Mr. Erik Buell will continue to be its Chairman and CEO." At present EBR is noted for its limited number production of the acclaimed and multi award winning 1190RS - an aluminum-framed liquidcooled v-twin 1190RS superbike that Buell launched in 2011. Weighing in at under 400 lbs, the 1190 RS retails for $39,999 and up, and delivers 175hp from its 72.6 cu. in/1190cc powerplant - an engine which is basically a bored-out Buell design based on the Continued in this months Bradley Report. See page 12 >>>

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‘Premium pathway’ means that the parts industry will see the new generation of custom bike riders head its way eventually ITH signs that the v-twin parts and accessory industry is now (mostly) returned to growth it is important that vendors remain realistic about the opportunities ahead. The market we now have, the one that is now showing modest growth is a very different one to the market that we had before the downturn. Though evident on both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere, the growth is low annual single digits at best, and isn’t universal. Some vendors are doing way better than that. They are a limited number though, and ones who have the best capital backing, and the other resources necessary to see them emerge with the right people and right product lines at the right time. However there are still others who are struggling to keep the lights on, despite good housekeeping and decent product offers. Typically those who are seeing growth fall into the ‘back to basics’ markets that now characterizes our industry in stark contrast to the big ticket frames and engines bonanza that burst so spectacularly after the 2005/2006 market peak. So far the same kinds of sales that kept the industry’s lights on as the market shrank remain the only significant and reliable growth areas as it now grows again - bolt-on accessories, performance and tuning products, and the staples (service products) that have kept dealership workshop revenues flowing remain the cornerstone of the modest growth being seen. There is some evidence of an increase in custom work, including ground-up builds, but as discussed last month, in the context of how the downturn and demographic issues are re-shaping custom build price-points and character, the umbilical cord between P&A manufacturers and distributors is destined to remain dormant for some time to come. The value of the ‘garage-build’ phenomena for the parts and accessories market is to be found elsewhere - in the demographic renewal it will ultimately produce, and in the realignment of custom bike ownership values back onto the miles ridden rather than the miles trailered; back onto splattered oil and away from polished chrome. ustom bikes are still the lingua-franca of consumer aspiration, motivation and inspiration, but it is the riding experience that is now taking centre stage, rather than the ownership experience - the riders now finding their way into our market share many characteristics with boomers (tribal, individualism, peer group approval etc) but represent the birth of a new generation of young, cost conscious customers in just the same way that the emergence of the boomers in the late 1960s did. Like the boomers did, they will, no doubt, allow their spending to evolve as their own circumstances develop, but as they do they will still seek to gravitate towards riding experiences that are ‘characterful’ and individual. The days of the ‘catalog-bike’ are pretty much gone for good and with manufacturers such as BMW, Triumph, Harley-Davidson and Ducati already marching confidently down the ‘premium pathway’ the parts and accessory industry has nothing to fear from future tastes, but it does have much to learn in terms of how to meet those expectations. This ‘New Four’ has replaced the market hegemony of the ‘Jap Four’, especially in Europe where, as reported elsewhere in this edition of AMD Magazine (see my

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‘Bradley Report’), the ‘mainstream’ or ‘metric’ market continues to be in melt-down. Broadly speaking sales of all motorcycles and other PTWs (Powered Two Wheelers), liquid and air-cooled, in Europe have collapsed from close to 3m units a year as recently as 2007, to a likely outcome of something in the region of 1.2m for 2013. While the cycle of decline and a return to growth in the mainstream market in the United States is some years ahead what is being seen in Europe, the ‘recovery’ there (if that is what it is) is still fragile and uncertain; indeed compared to the v-twin market the ‘metric’ motorcycle industry in the United States remains decidedly moribund at this time. While Europe is seeing a few other smaller specialist manufacturers beginning to pick up sales, and also seeing a growing acceptance of the better branded and engineered small displacement Asian offers, combined with urban E-bike uptake, it is the ‘New Four’ that are growing sales, market share and profits dramatically in the face of this most unpromising landscape, and clearly doing so at a massively accelerating pace in market share terms as the overall market in Europe continues to contract. What is clearly and most startlingly in decline is the value that consumers are placing the riding values that saw the ‘Jap Four’ revolutionize the market from the 1970s onwards. eaving aside the economic issues driving this change, there are important design, engineering, styling and riding taste lessons for our industry to learn from the drama we see playing out before our eyes in the wider motorcycle industry. While much will be different in the future, the one clear lesson to emerge is that (adventure touring enthusiasts aside) premium customers are placing a premium on the simple pleasures of being able to do-the-miles in comfort, surrounded by creature comforts, and on a machine that expresses who they are. Don’t let anyone think that we are not an industry that is in the right place at the right time - we definitely are; we just have to be patient. The valuable irony of the ‘premium customer’ is that, unlike prior generations of superbike customers, they place a premium on values that transcends pricepoints just as much as the custom bike buyers that have now evaporated did. While consumers will wish to be savvy in their deal making, and cautious in terms of allowing themselves to become over leveraged as result of being seduced by easy credit, they also wish to be savvy in terms of what it is they are paying for in a way that has seen the values of the custom industry migrate and infect the mainstream of rider aspirations like a contagion. In time the parts and accessory industry will find itself being able to exploit the new opportunities that these savvy new generations of customers represent, as these customers full fill their mission to express themselves.

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New website for Barnett BARNETT Tool & Engineering has announced the launch of its new website. The site now offers product information and applications for virtually the entire line of Barnett products; clutch kits, baskets, pressure plates, covers, cables and moreare all listed. The site also covers the custom cables the company produces along side clutches and cables for classic vintage machine and modern machinery, and street or off-road. The new ‘Product Look-up’ feature allows users to

can find all Barnett products available via vehicle make and model via just a few clicks.

BARNETT CLUTCHES & CABLES Ventura, California, USA Tel: 805 642 9435 info@barnettclutches.com www.barnettclutches.com

SuperTrapp receives WIRE-Net’s Mission Builder Award SUPERTRAPP Industries, which is celebrating 42 years of manufacturing performance products for a variety of motor vehicle applications, including motorcycles, ATV and automotive, has received WIRE-Net’s Mission Builder Award. The aim of WIRE-Net is to strengthen manufacturing to create healthy communities and fuel economic growth, and to further this, since 1990, WIRE-Net has presented its Mission Builder Awards to companies that have invested in Northeast Ohio, through plant expansion, job creation, or new business growth. SuperTrapp was one of four companies to receive a WIRE-Net Mission Builder Awards in June, during

WIRE-Net’s 25th anniversary annual meeting, and it was accepted by Kevin Berger, President and Owner of SuperTrapp. SuperTrapp was recognized for its commitment to and investment in the region as demonstrated through its business growth and expanding employment opportunities.

SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216 265 8400 sales@supertrapp.com www.supertrapp.com

New Indian Chief launching during Sturgis Bike Week INDIAN Motorcycle, now a part of the Polaris group of companies, has announced it will be revealing its brand new 2014 year model Chief during Sturgis Bike Week. The unveiling of the completely redesigned motorcycle will take place at 8pm on Saturday, August 3, at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, at the corner of Junction and Main Street. “The Sturgis Rally was started in 1936 by the local Indian

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Motorcycle club, the Jackpine Gypsies, and has grown to become the world’s largest motorcycle rally, drawing riders from across the globe. We found it fitting to unveil the new Indian Motorcycle at Sturgis given its heritage at this signature motorcycle event,” said VP of Polaris Motorcycles, Steve Menneto. “Our team has put their hearts and souls into the design and development of the 2014 Indian Chief. Sturgis is the perfect place to unveil the

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next generation of Indian motorcycles and share the message that choice in American motorcycling is finally

here in the form of the stunning new Indian Chief.” www.indianmotorcycle.com www.AMDchampionship.com


A legend reborn? IN the inter-war years, and right up to the 1960s, there were many motorcycle projects around the world that were either based on HarleyDavidson chassis and engine combinations, or who copied HarleyDavidson engineering. In recent years, a number of Eastern European motorcycle brands from the inter-war years have returned to production – sometimes in modest volume numbers and sometimes as

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one-off specials. The latest to do so is Sokol, which was produced in Poland in the 1930s. The brand owed its origins to a late 1927 specification issued by the Polish army for a general purpose heavy motorcycle to replace the HarleyDavidsons that it had used up to that point. In 1932, the CWS company (Central Automotive Workshops) had produced around 200 CWS M55 sidecar-

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equipped models heavily based on the Harley-Davidsons that it was to replace (though the engine was an almost direct copy of the Indian), but the machine lacked the reliability required for military use. Subsidized by the Polish state, PZinz modified the earlier design to produce the CWS M111, a new construction that was reliable, user-friendly and immune to the harsh conditions in which it served. However, by then the design was already slightly outdated and heavy for its class. Despite that, and the high price generated by the quality of the construction, it remained in production from 1933 until the outbreak of World War 2 in Europe in 1939. Last year, Sokol Motocykle S.A. was formed in Warsaw, Poland to bring the brand back into production with models that are said to feature “ultramodern construction” which will be “handcrafted and proudly made in Poland by master craftsmen strongly experienced in building custom motorcycles.” The company says that “only the finest Polish and American made parts will be used” and that it is focused on

manufacturing two rigid-framed models – the Sokol 1000, a 1300cc/80ci v-twin and Sokol 2000, an 1800cc/110ci v-twin. The company says that the objective is to produce about 30 motorcycles a year, with the prototype of the Sokol 1000 to be unveiled at the end of 2013. The engine will be based on the 1938 engine, an air-cooled 80 cubic inch flathead style v-twin with points ignition, electric starter, 4 piston brake callipers, a 5 speed gearbox with primary belt/final chain drive set-up, 18 inch aluminium wheels and carburetor, producing between 60 and 80 bhp with a claimed maximum speed of 100 mph and a 3.5 gallon gas tank giving it a range of around 155 miles (250km).

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2013 Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show HOLLISTER has long been known following the 1947 Gypsy Tour motorcycle event that took place over the Fourth of July holiday weekend that year, which inspired the movie The Wild One. Now in 2013, the town has played host to the 2013 Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show, which saw 47 custom motorcycles competing for over $8,000 in cash and prizes, across six classes, with product awards provided by Rocking K Leathers, Bell Helmets, D&D Exhaust, Avon Tires, Ride Wright Wheels and Helmet Lok. In the Freestyle class Sam Baldi, of Profile Cycles, took 1st place with Lost Angel and won the $1,500 check and an automatic bid to compete in the 2nd Annual AMD Invitational Custom

Bike Show held in Milwaukee on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus during the 110th celebration. Lost Angel is a Softail featuring a Patrick Racing 113ci motor with trans brake, centrifugal clutch, Paul Cox seat, and paint by One Xtreme. Manteca, California builder, Paul Binford of Binford Custom Cycles took the top prize in Performance Custom with his Captain Bad Ass radical Sportster. The Modified Harley win, and accompanying $1,250 check, was taken by a heavily modified 2005 Road Glide Police known as Calwa Cali and built by Al Sanchez. In the Radical Bagger class the win was taken by Bike Werks CA Baggers, with a bike featuring a 26in front wheel and 8in

Sam Baldi, of Profile Cycles, took 1st place in Freestyle at the 2013 Hollister AMD Qualifier

extended bags. Dalton Walker’s Shknuckle took 1st place in Retro MOD winning him $1000, while a second of his builds, Robins Dean garnered him second place in the same class too. Regular World Championship competitor Jim Guiffra of AFT Customs took 1st place in Mod Street with Halia. The Hollister AMD Qualifier was organized by Biker Pros and any builder wanting to enter a bike in one of its future shows should visit: www.custombikeshows.com

Paul Binford (seated), winner of the Performance Custom class with Biker Pros’ Bob Kay

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72 degree 1125 cc Helicon engine made for Buell by Bombarier's Rotax engine manufacturing subsidiary in Austria. From Hero's perspective Buell brings much to the table of their ambition - one of the world's most respected chassis and performance engineers, the background Beull has of trying to launch several new bikes (such as the Buell Barracuda B2) and enter new market sectors with the Buell brand (such as the dirt bike market with planned 450cc engine also by Rotax) provides Hero with access to the contacts and contracts of a player with a proven ability to develop and produce multiple platforms.

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ATA released by the Japanese Automotive and Motorcycle trade association (JAMA) has revealed that exports of motorcycles of over 250cc by

the big four Japanese manufacturers are still in decline on a worldwide basis. While there is some indication of modest recovery in the United States, in Europe

Indeed given his experience with Harley-Davidson's air-cooled Sportser engines the international industry scuttlebut includes speculation that dirt bikes and the relative simplicity of air-cooled v-twin cruiser manufacturing may be early ports of call en-route to performance street bikes for a collaboration that is clearly designed to enable the Indian company to broaden its manufacturing competencies. As a marker to long-term thinking one spin-off of the existing partnership with Erik Buell was sponsorship of Team Hero and AMSOIL Hero - a first for an Indian two-wheeler company when it enetered the AMA Pro National Guard Superbikes Championship last year. www.erikbuellracing.com

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IGURES released at the end of May by ACEM, the Brussels based motorcycle industry trade association (the Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers and Importers) show total PTW sales for the 21 major European markets they monitor down by 82,417 units compared to the first four months of 2012; a decline of -18.2 percent. As part of a continuing five year pattern of decline ACEM is pointing to youth unemployment (in particular) and the "protracted rainy and cold climate in April delaying the start of the motorcycling season" as primary reasons. Sales of PTWs for the first four months are reported as being 369,130 vehicles against 451,547 in the first four months of 2012. ACEM says that "the usual spike in sales, which coincides with the onset of the spring, has not materialized, postponed by bad weather conditions all over the EU. This decline, however, can largely be attributed to the economic context.

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Diminishing motorcycle and scooter registrations can be linked to the growing unemployment rates of young people all across Europe." They go on to say that "an endemic lack of disposable income and work opportunities are reducing youthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; capacity to access convenient and flexible transport." For the month of April specifically, PTW (Powered-Two-Wheeler) sales in Europe are said to have totalled 140,285 units. ear to date motorcycle registrations are reported to be in decline more slowly than small cc machines, -15.4 percent for the first four months of the year, with moped sales down -24.3 percent. "Compared to March the magnitude of the drop has slowed somewhat, with Germany able to halve the losses accumulated in the three months to March at -7.4 percent." Of the other markets that ACEM monitors Austria was down -8.8 percent; France -8.3 percent; Poland -21.8 percent; The Netherlands -22.1 percent; Italy -

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exported to the United States, which is a +40 percent increase on May of 2012, but in Europe Japanese exports were down by nearly -26 percent at just 6,815 units. For the year to date, Japanese exports to the United States are up by +6.82 percent, at 55,140 units, while worldwide they are down -16.21 percent (149,222 units), with Europe down by -26.53 percent at 64,560 units.

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31.2 percent; Spain-15.6 percent; Greece -32.6 percent; UK -10.0 percent." At their annual conference in Brussels in January ACEM reported that annual European PTW registrations had declined to some 1.5m units in 2012, meaning that they had nearly halved since 2007 (2.7m units), and at that stage were pinning hopes of a stabilization for the year(s) ahead on a trend that appeared to show the rate of decline to be reducing.

However, although a clear difference is continuing to emerge between southern and northern European markets, and between the motorcycle market and the small cc market, despite two thirds of market value being in the one third of units of 350cc and above, the trend seen so far this year offers manufacturers and dealers little encouragement. Under the theme "Motorcycling Matters" ACEM successfully called Continued on Page 14 >>> www.AMDchampionship.com


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on the EU to bring motorcycling in from the cold where transport planning is concerned. While there are positive signs in terms of PTWs finding an increasingly high profile

on EU transport agendas, and in terms of the regulatory frameworks that impact on the industry's products and its customers, the macro-economic environment is clearly going to continue to make

MERICAN manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has taken the next logical step in establishing its brand presence in the retail environment with the introduction of a line-up of accessories and apparel. Launched in the United States in June (and due to appear in Europe in July), it is thought that Zero, which claims to be the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, is the first E-bike manufacturer to take this initiative. The program ranges from lockable hard case luggage to heated grips and seats, with an apparel line that includes riding gear and casual wear. Vice President of Marketing Scot Harden said that “the new accessories are designed to meet the diverse needs of our

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HE American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has announced that Fort Worth, Texas based distributor Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice has signed up as an exhibitor at the first annual AIMExpo. Being held at Orlando, Florida, from October 16th - 20th, AIMExpo describes itself as “the powersports industry’s first combined trade, consumer and media event in North America.”

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National retailer Cycle Gear, which is also exhibiting at AIMExpo, will be stocking “ample inventory of Biker’s Choice leading brands, ensuring consumers have the opportunity to purchase from the line-up wile at the show.” The Biker’s Choice announcement follows a series of breakthroughs in which Yamaha, Suzuki and Kymco all announced that they back the show. www.aimexpousa.com

HE California Air Resources Board (CARB) continues to flex its muscles, with Tucker Rocky, Yamaha and Piaggio the latest to be hit with fines. Tucker Rocky were hit with a whopping $500,000 civil penalty for marketing and selling non-approved on and off highway emissions related parts between January 1st 2009 and June 5th this year. Piaggio Group Americas has been hit with a $175,000 fine for selling a number of Aprilia motorcycles that had not received official state certification and for manufacturing various Aprilia models with readily adjustable [emissions] calibrations that were not declared during on their certificate applications.

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life difficult for the industry for some time to come. If the current trend is maintained, with no further acceleration in the rate of decline for the rest of 2013, the total PTW sales across Europe's

primary markets look likely to settle out around 1.2m units for the year meaning that the industry would have more than halved in new model registration terms since 2007 (-55 percent).

customers and to enhance their riding experience. We now offer exceptional riding gear and fun clothing with an authentic Californian style.” The company has also announced that the Colombian Police have become its latest international public sector customer. In June, Los Angeles based dealer Hollywood Electrics made history at the 91st winning of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. They had six production based Zero Motorcycles finish the course, setting a new record for a production based electric motorcycle, on a weekend that saw a non-production electric motorcyce set the fastest overall time. www.zeromotorcycles.com

Cycle Gear will provide Biker’s Choice with a consumer retail opportunity at AIMExpo, as the Fort Worth, Texas based distributor confirms its participation in the new show

Yamaha Motor Corporation was fined $44,625 for “unintentionally importing and selling 23 portable generators that weren’t in compliance with small off-road engines, and for mislabelling manufacture dates and model year on 96 ATVs.” Yamaha is said to have voluntarily disclosed both violations to CARB. California channels such fines to funds aimed at decreasing air pollution through education and the advancement and use of cleaner technologies; these fines follow those to have hit a number of aftermarket vendors this year, including Vance & Hines and Akrapovic.

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ANUS Motorcycles are a Goshen, Indiana based manufacturer of hand-built motorcycles that take their design references from the kind of motorcycling that recalls a bygone era. There’s nothing too unusual in that in America, a market where the ‘retro style’ has largely dominated custom bike design for a decade now, and where heritage is King. However, what is unusual about the Janus project, in American terms, is that these hand-built bikes are not replicas of a specific age or model, and are not big-inchers proclaiming themselves as American in cultural and component terms. These are small cc motorcycles, mostly ranging from 125 to 250cc, that are being built with many European sourced parts and as much of a reference to vintage European styling as anything that was ever familiar to prior generations of US riders. Janus is the brainchild of founders Devin Biek, founder of ‘Motion Left Mopeds’ in 2003, a business created to serve the growing international vintage moped movement, and Richard Worsham, holder of a Master’s degree in classical architecture. They share some 15 years of small

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engine tuning and custom bike building experience, and having designed and built a number of highend custom bikes and performance parts, decided to design, build and market a completely original motorcycle based on the idea of simplicity, ease of operation and maintenance, and extreme light weight. hey say that their bikes “are not replicas, we haven’t designed them to exactly emulate a period from history. They are contemporary, practical machines that celebrate some of our favourite aspects of motorcycle design over the last century. “We are building motorcycles for all ages of men and women who may not see themselves as a “biker”, or doing 150 mph, but who love the freedom, joy and mobility that a motorcycle allows, especially if they can work on it themselves. “We hope that what we are trying to accomplish is a step towards building a younger, broader generation of American riders. We are currently in production of a limited number of our first model, the 50cc “Halcyon”, an

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homage to 1920’s and 30’s record breakers such as the Brough Superior, Indian, Triumph and Zenith. “We are a federally licensed vehicle manufacturer and each of our bikes comes with a VIN number and is titled and road legal in the United States. We design and build everything by hand, including the frame, fuel tank, exhaust system, leather seat and saddlebags, handlebars, and wiring harness. “ We use rims and brakes manufactured to our specifications, EBR hydraulic forks, and a great Spanish-designed 2-stroke motor. The highly upgradable engine is a watercooled 6-speed unit based on the Derbi Senda that produces about 10 bhp in stock form. “Every bike comes with both kick and electric start, as well as an oil injection system, turn indicators, high and low beam, speedometer, mirrors and a top speed of 55 mph.” www.janusmotorcycles.com

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The Custom Motorcycle Show Beaulieu, England - 15-16 June 2013 HE 2013 Custom Motorcycle Show, held in the grounds of the Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire, England, reported a significantly increased attendance from last year. The number of vendors was also up, and included MAG Europe, Zodiac International, Motorcycle Storehouse, Custom Chrome Europe, Schampa and exhaust manufacturer Jekill & Hyde. UK custom shop Rocket Bobs was also

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present, with Pete Pearson’s World Championship 3rd placed bike “Gas’d Rat” on display at their booth. The custom competition attracted 69 bikes in five classes: Freestyle, Modified Harley-Davidson, Performance Custom, Traditional Old School Chopper and Daily Ride. Prizes of free entry to the 2014 World Championship in Essen, Germany, and £1000 expenses towards the cost of

attending were awarded to the Best in Show and winner of the Modified Harley-Davidson class (sponsored by Harley-Davidson UK). The Best in Show winner also received a Revtech transmission courtesy of Custom Chrome Europe. Briliant Polishes also provided polishing kits to all prize winners. The winner of Best in Show was privateer Steve Peters for “Full Steam

Norton”, a radically reworked Commando featuring a single-sided front end and superb detail throughout. Larry Houghton of Lamb Engineering won the Freestyle class for a second year running, this time with a Honda flat tracker. A flat tracker also took the other “Essen” prize, with Richard Fell of RF Custom Cycles winning with his XR750 Flat Tracker.

Freestyle: Lamb Engineering “Honda Flat Tracker”

Modified Harley Davidson: RF Custom Cycles “XR750 Flat Tracker” Best in Show: Steve Peters, “Full Steam Norton”

Motorcycle Storehouse’s new Vol 11 catalog on display

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MulaFest, Madrid, Spain, 27-30 June AMD Magazine publisher Robin Bradley reports on a new kind of event to join the World Championship affiliate program, MulaFest in Madrid, a celebration of urban lifestyles where custom bikes meet with other youth-oriented leisure spend options T a time when the established custom motorcycle market and wider mainstream motorcycle industry are both concerned about where and how its future customers are to be found, a novel approach to spreading the riding gospel is being developed in Madrid, Spain. This was the second year for MulaFest, but the first year at which it’s International Bike Show was affiliated to the AMD World Championship program. The concept of the event is brand new – an attempt to combine the appeal of custom bike building with everything from tattoo art and skateboarding through to BMX and urban/graffiti art. Backed up by a big investment in live music, theatre performances and action events, the formula is designed

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to appeal to a youth market that would otherwise not engage with the very limited range of motorcycle event choices presently available in Spain. arley-Davidson has made an excellent job of developing its Barcelona Harley Days, but since the massive downturn in the Spanish motorcycle industry and economy in

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general resulted in the trade association (ANESDOR) having to suspend its biennial expo program, the market in Spain has very few opportunities to promote twowheeled lifestyles of any kind. Though traditionally a small cc market, the decade up to 2008 saw massive growth in large displacement

ownership and riding in Spain, a country where motorcycle racing (of all kinds) has always been immensely popular. Of all Europe’s major national markets, Spain has suffered hardest in the last six years with a collapse in new motorcycle sales as national unemployment has reached 20 percent among adults and 50 percent among the young. ulaFest is one of the best examples we have seen in Europe of an approach which seeks to bridge the disconnect between the traditionally older demographic of the custom motorcycle and HarleyDavidson market, and an otherwise potentially lost generation of consumers for whom regulatory and economic factors are acting as a barrier to taking up any kind of riding - with the inevitable long term effect this will have on the custom and other large displacement markets in the future. The organizers are to be commended on seeing the need and the opportunity for a ‘festival of fun’ for young consumers, one that can galvanize interest and showcase a pathway to participation. Featuring 4 classes plus a public choice, best paint and best in show winner, the emphasis of the MulaFest International Bike Show was as much on economically accessible and real world riding as it was on top-end freestyle custom bike building. The common denominator being craftsmanship and ingenuity with the trend towards “garage building” forcing customizers to dig deep for design and engineering solutions that allow them to meet the price points that their market will stand. The best in show winner (6,000 euro and qualification for the 2014 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building), and of the freestyle class (2,000 Euro), went to Hermanos Valtoron with “La Bestia.”

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HERMANOS VALTORÓN

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HERMANOS VALTORÓN

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NACHO ALFARO - BONNEVILLE

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ROBERTO FERNANDEZ - NOA DESIGN

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ARIZONA 64

MARIO PALACIOS - ARIZONA CUSTOM BIKE

BEST PAINTING Winner

EL COHETE

JUANMA PALOMEQUE - JP. CHOPPERS

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Kansas Motorcycle Works When bike builders became TV stars there was a surge in the number of companies offering production-custom bikes; everything from small operations with only one or two staff to large-scale operations with hundreds of employees building thousands of bikes each year. Then the recession hit and the market collapsed, taking down the vast majority of those new operations. Now, as the economy is stabilizing, signs of growth are starting to show, and among them is an American/European collaboration - Kansas Motorcycle Works ANSAS Motorcycle Works (KMW) is a new name to the world of production custom bikes, having officially launched its first model – The Regulator– at Big Bike Europe, in Essen, in May. However, the background of the company goes back many years. The two men behind Kansas Motorcycle Works are Matt Moore and Ivan Dewit, and both have a history with Big Dog Motorcycles; the Kansas-based, production-custom business that built over 25,000 motorcycles before its closure in 2011. Matt started his career in the American V-twin industry at Big Dog in 2005 as the OEM’s Western Regional Sales Manager. He then began a steady career development to become Director of the company’s global sales force. It was during this time that Matt met Ivan, who founded Legend Motorcycle Group, a Belgium-based importer and distributor of American-made motorcycles in Europe. Together Big Dog and Legend Motorcycle Group primed the European marketplace for wide-tire American street machines, although, the timing was not opportune. As sales were climbing in Europe, they were declining in the US. “After years in the trenches,” Matt says, “Big Dog Motorcycles succumbed to the faltering US economy.” After the company’s closure and true to their devotion to their customers, Matt and Ivan took on roles with BDM Performance Products and other vendors to supply replacement parts and accessories to those with Big Dogs and other American V-twins currently on the road. However, both men wanted to focus on a production business. During this time Matt and Ivan remained in close contact. Matt comments: “While the industry was picking itself up off the floor,

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it gave us time to reflect on our experiences. Ivan and I recognized the potential for a properly-designed OEM, particularly in the European marketplace.” The importance of the European market can be seen in the company’s decision to officially launch the Regulator (then discreetly named ‘MCCO1’) at Big Bike Europe, held in Essen, Germany, in May. It was during this event that Ivan told AMD: “We are using Big Bike Europe and the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building to see how people will react to our bike’s launch.” As it turns out, it was very positively with both display bikes being sold before the show was over. att and Ivan began evaluating different business models in search of the ‘right formula’ as Matt says: “That can sustain in all types of market conditions.” With lessons that can only be learned from their OEM experience, Matt and Ivan feel confident in their new business model. “Kansas Motorcycle Works was developed from the groundup to operate as an international company,” says Matt, “with specific product-design and businessdesign strategies to avoid the pitfalls encountered by our predecessors.” One example of KMW’s product design strategy is

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ease of access to replacement parts and accessories. Many OEMs suffer from proprietary parts that are hard to supply on a global scale. Usually customers are plagued by long lead-times, high prices, and outrageous shipping expenses. KMW is combating this by using standardized measurements on their parts, as Matt says: “We started with the idea that the customer should be able to buy any off-the-shelf parts and fit them. So our controls will fit 1in bars, and the same thing with the speedo, it will un-bolt and fit any 1in handlebars. Wheels can be changed as they follow standard sizes and bolt patterns for the rotors too. “By doing it this way, we can have an Americanmade motorcycle and still have easy parts supply outside of America. For instance, Parts Europe carries a lot of parts that will fit our bikes and are easily available. It’s the same with the companies like Zodiac and Motorcycle Storehouse offering parts that can be used to maintain and upgrade our bikes, too,” concluded Matt. MW has taken this mindset a few steps further into what the company calls its ‘Modular Concept’ (hence MCC01). The idea is that there is a single base-model, which can then be specified by each customer to suit their individual needs and budget, with options such as different wheels or controls. “The Regulator is a platform upon which each customer can define their own masterpiece,” says Ivan. This platform is well-proven given Matt and Ivan’s experience with the OEMs. “We have encountered everything imaginable,” explains Matt, “our data wasn’t derived from just 10 or 20 units, rather it was hundreds and thousands. We started by designing the most robust frame possible, with a high-positioned oil tank to promote gravity-feed to the engine and a seat-post to ensure frame rigidity. We called upon industry experts such as Daytec, S&S, and JIMS Transmission to supply the very best components available. Lastly, we hand-selected our assembly team. They truly are the best-of-the-best. I don’t know how to build a finer motorcycle in this class.” Ivan continues on the modular concept: “We like to say we design around you. We don’t just design a bike for you. Sometimes custom builders and companies get stuck in a particular mindset and, as a result, all of their ‘custom’ builds end up looking the same. What we do is provide a platform from which the customer can fine-tune the finished product to be just what they want, not what the builder thinks they want, or is willing to give them. It also gives the customer a more hands-on

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opportunity to work with their dealer too.” ith a retail price starting at 23,900 Euro (VAT excluded), Kansas Motorcycle Works plans to target the high-end Harley market, specifically the Harley Breakout consumers. A second modular-style model is scheduled to release at European Bike Week in September. When questioned about the company’s ability to increase production, as demand for the product grows without overstretching itself and failing in the way that other small-volume producers have, Matt was forthcoming, explaining: “We are positioning ourselves with a unique business model where we can scale the company very quickly if we need to. Our overhead structure is such that we don’t need to sell large volumes to remain solid. We are projecting to sell 20 units this year, and we believe that is a very conservative number. From there we are hoping to grow by around 10 units a year.” He continued saying: “At the moment we are targeting Europe, South Africa, and Australia. We do have plans to enter the US market in the near future but I must make sure our foundations in Europe are solid before we extend ourselves further.” Kansas Motorcycle Works is currently looking to expand upon its European dealer network and has further plans to expand into South Africa and Australia at the same time.

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Ivan Dewit co-founded Kansas Motorcycle Works after initially bringing Big Dog Motorcycles to the European market, before the American motorcycle manufacturer closed shop Ivan and Matt explain the idea behind Kansas’ modular concept to AMD’s publisher Robin Bradley during Big Bike Europe, in Essen, Germany

KANSAS MOTORCYCLE WORKS USA Wichita, Kansas, USA Tel: 316 260 8039 info@kansasmotorcycleworks.com kansasmotorcycleworks.com KANSAS MOTORCYCLE WORKS EUROPE Olmen, BELGIUM Tel: +32 (0)468 151677 kansasmotorcycleworks.com

Named the Regulator – the first production bike was launched by Kansas Motorcycle Works during Big Bike Europe, and was sold before the event finished

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PRODUCTS

AIM VP-LT clutch AIM has launched the latest version of its VP clutch the VP-LT (Light Version). This latest version fits ‘98 and later Big Twin models (except 2013 CVO) and works like a lock-up clutch. The VP-LT now has a 95mm pressure ring in place of the previous 92mm ring, which means stronger initial spring pressure. In addition the company has milled around 20 percent of the weight from the steel plate, resulting in less rotational inertia. AIM’s VP-LT fits behind the stock derby cover on stock, 103ci and 110ci applications and is offered in the following versions: 95LT (up to 140 ft-lbs torque with 2013 stock spring), 84LT (up to 126 ft-lbs torque with 2013 stock spring) and 68LT (up to 102 ft-lbs torque with 2013 stock spring).

AIM CORP. Huntington Beach, California, USA Tel: 714 848 3030 info@aim-tamachi.com www.aim-tamachi.com

Baker Truss Style shift lever BAKER Drivetrain has introduced a replacement shift lever for use on all ‘80-‘06 (except ‘06 Dyna) five-speed Big Twin models. Investment cast 303L stainless steel is used in the manufacture of the new Truss Style shift lever, which features not only a thicker cross section for a stronger overall design, but also an improved design to the splines to prevent stripping. Supplied polished, and with a polished stainless steel pinch bolt, the lever will also fit Big Dogs and custom builds with five-speed style shift levers

BAKER DRIVETRAIN Haslett, Michigan, USA Tel: 517 339 3835 info@bakerdrivetrain.com www.bakerdrivetrain.com

Namz CAN/Bus controller INTRODUCED to allow owners of 2011 FXST and FLST, and 2012 Dyna models to change the stock handlebars out, the new NAMZ CAN/Bus controller, (NCBC-01) works with the latest factory fit CAN/Bus handlebar switch assemblies. The controller, which will be exclusively available through Drag Specialties, plugs into the stock factory harness under the fuel tank and allows any handlebar switches to be easily wired in. NAMZ Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA Tel: 610 265 7100 info@namzccp.com www.namzccp.com www.AMDchampionship.com

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MIZU Bulls MIZU Bulls are made from high quality aluminium and can be mounted at both handlebar ends. The black anodized Bulls are seamlessly adjustable and can therefore be fitted to almost any motorcycle and provide safety not only during racing. Supplied including M6 screws and an adapter for handlebars with an inner diameter of 13-20mm. On handlebars with thread only the supplied adapter needs to be used. MIZU Hilzingen, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)7731 9067-0 mail@mizu.de www.mizu.de

Garage Leathers’ Solo Bag GARAGE Leathers crafts its bags using hands e l e c t ed h e a v y - w e i g h t l e a t h er, a n d turn-of-the-century construction techniques. One such example is its standard left-side Solo Bag, which is supplied with four leather straps that attach to a rigid frame without the need for brackets. For Softails, the bags strap directly to the swingarm. The individual components of the bag are cut from heavy-duty 10-12 ounce leather using a die and hydraulic press. The individual pieces are secured in a jig and are stitched using Americanmade thread. The latch is hot-forged, and that method was selected because it delivers metal that is claimed to be stronger than cast or machined metal parts. The Garage Leathers’ latch is load tested at 3,000lbs. It is then brass or nickel-plated, which provides an antique-style finish.

“We hand-select top-grain leather that is finished with a light matt surface to construct our solo bags,” says Robert Camardo, Garage Leathers’ Chief Leather Designer. “Each bag has a slightly weathered look with nickel and brass fasteners completing a satisfying antique or old-school influence. Our bags aren’t shiny or glossy as this signifies bags made with inferior leather quality. “Our bags are built tough, and because of the combination of quality leather, meticulous stitching and solid design, we have not had a solo bag returned in seven years of production,” explains Camardo. GARAGE LEATHERS Nashville, Tennessee, USA Tel: 888 917 6789 garageleathers@gmail.com garageleathers.com

Burly Brand at MAG Europe AMONG the Burly Brand products now being stocked by MAG Europe is the company’s selection of cable/line install kits for late Softail and Dyna models. The kits have been created to make it easier to fit ape hanger bars to bikes which use either CAN Bus or HDLAN style wiring. Specific kits are available for the late model Dyna and Softail for use with 12in, 14in, 16in or 18in ape hangers. The kits include extended throttle cables, extended clutch cable, extended brake line and H-D specific wiring harness extensions. Cables and brake line

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are finished in satin black (including the fittings). The kits fit ‘11-‘13 FX and FL Softails, and ‘12-‘13 FXD Dyna models (except Fatbob). MAG EUROPE LTD Denton, Manchester, UK Tel: +44 (0)161 337 4390 sales@mageurope.eu www.mageurope.eu

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JayBrake throttle housings JAYBRAKE, one of the companies operated by SuperTrapp, has introduced new throttle housing clamps. The clamps are designed to clean up the bike’s handlebars when upgrading to aftermarket hand controls. They’re available for push-in or threaded style throttle cables, and are available with a left side spacer to fill the void when a switch housing is not being used. Machined from billet aluminum they are designed for 1in bars.

SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216 265 8400 jaybrake@supertrapp.com www.jbrake.com

Pin Stripe Series passenger mini-floorboards BLACK anodized contrast Pin Stripe Series billet rear passenger mini-floorboards are the latest product release from Roaring Toys. These latest pieces have been introduced to compliment the company’s rider floorboards. Both this new version, and the existing rider floorboards, are longer and wider than stock Harley floorboards, and provide room for the rider to move their feet around on longer rides. A second finish option on the Pin Stripe floorboards, which fold up when not in use, is chrome. The direct bolt-on fit boards, machined from 6061 billet aluminum, feature knurled rubber in a pocket on the top surface to provide traction, and fit all

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Harley-Davidson Touring and Softail models that come stock with rear passenger pegs. ROARING TOYZ Sarasota, Florida, USA Tel: 941 953 4423 robert@roaringtoyz.com www.roaringtoyz.com

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Jardine quick detach backrests SUPERTRAPP Industries has introduced quick detach backrests for various V-twin models under its Jardine brand name. The patented Jardine quick detach system is said to make for quick and easy installation or removal. The Universal backrests are available in Tall Billet, Short Billet, Billet Touring, Short Steel and Mini Steel versions and fit a variety of Bagger, Softail, Dyna and Sportster models. SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216 265 8400 jardine@supertrapp.com www.jardineproducts.com

TC-24D Cam Revs Up Wild Things Line KÜRYAKYN has released its new TC-24D cam, which fits all ‘07 – ‘13 H-D Twin Cam models, and is an extension of its Wild Things performance line, and becomes a component in the new Perfect Storm Plus system.

“The TC-24D cams were designed exclusively for the late model Twin Cam bikes and perform beyond expectations,” says Mike Roland, Küryakyn’s Performance Division Manager. “When combined with the Perfect Storm intake, Crusher Duals exhaust and Power Cell, the TC-24D rivals the output of a lot of ‘built’ engines. It truly is the biggest bang for your buck out there.” TC-24D cams feature mild opening and closing ramps that are said to be easy on a bike’s valvetrain and allow for quieter running. The TC-24D’s unique design creates large increases in horsepower and improved torque delivered via a very wide and smooth powerband.

KÜRYAKYN USA Somerset, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 715 247 5008 salessupport@kuryakyn.com www.kuryakyn.com

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All American Rider Classic Tool Bag ALL American Rider’s newest introduction is its Classic Tool Bag. Designed to hold smaller items and make them easily accessible, the bag has a flap over style lid. Heavy duty RuffHyde is used for the exterior, which is said to be water, mildew and sun resistant. The Classic Tool Bag features a universal mounting system for handlebars, tripletrees and sissy bars, including double side

hook/loop and mounting tab for horizontal or vertical installation. It measures 9.25in long, 4in wide and 5.5in high. ALL AMERICAN RIDER Rancho Dominguez, California, USA Tel: 714 667 0077 customerservice@allamericanrider.com www.allamericanrider.com

New products from Drag Specialties DRAG Specialties’ new outer primary cover is made from chromed, die-cast aluminum and replaces the stock cover on ‘06-‘13 FXD models. The company’s Mini Dual-Fire ignition coils are said to provide an output of 30,000v, which is said to improve peak spark voltage by at least 20 percent, improving the performance of the bike’s engine. Available for 3 or 4 ohm electronic ignition, or 5 ohm points ignition, the coils are available in black for all ‘70‘06 Big Twin and XL models.

The chromed outer primary cover fits ‘06-‘13 FXD models

The latest low-profile Touring seat from Drag Specialties can be used with both rider and pillion backrests

Mini Dual-Fire ignition coils from Drag Specialties are said to provide an output of 30,000v

Drag Specialties’ all-new Oil pressure gauge kit includes a chrome-finished, oil-filled 15⁄8in 60psi gauge and chrome mounting brackets. The kits are available for ‘99-‘05 FXD,‘00-‘10 FXST,‘00-1’3 FLST, and ‘99-‘13 FLHT models, with all mounting hardware included. The new low-profile touring seat from Drag Specialties features dual backrest capabilities. The pillow designed seat sits 3⁄4in lower than stock and uses molded polyurethane foam for comfort. The seat is supplied with all mounting hardware, which is polished with a chrome finish. The backrest option offers the ability to use a rider or passenger backrest. It can also be used with two at the same time; one for the rider and one for the pillion. The backrest offers a pouch on the back for storing small items and pivots forward for easy mounting and dismounting of the motorcycle. Seat and backrests are sold separately, and are available for ‘06-‘13 FLD, FXD and FXWG models.

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DRAG SPECIALITIES Janesville, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 608 758 1111 drag@dragspecialties.com www.dragspecialties.com PARTS EUROPE www.partseurope.eu

The all-new oil pressure gauge from Drag Specialties includes chrome brackets

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Barnett throttle-by-wire extensions BARNETT is now able to offer a solution to those riders who are struggling to install taller bars on their 2008 and later FL models that use throttle-by-wire technology. The Barnett throttle-by-wire extensions are

plug and play extensions designed to be a simple install. They are available in lengths of 8in, 12in, and 15in, while the 20in extension features a bare end for routing through sharp handlebar bends (however, it does not fit CVO/SE models).

BARNETT CLUTCHES & CABLES Ventura, California, USA Tel: 805 642 9435 info@barnettclutches.com www.barnettclutches.com

Exhaust and oils from S&S AMONG the exhaust systems now being produced by S&S Cycle is the Super Sidewinder 2-into-1 for use on ‘95 – ‘13 FLH and FLT models. The company claims that its unique collector and core design not only offers increased power and torque, but also eliminates torque dip normally found on other 2into-1 systems. Designed for race use only, and not legal for use on emissions controlled vehicles, the system has side-by-side Super Sidewinder dual head pipes and the collector inside the muffler body. End cap options on the exhaust are sold separately and are either chrome or black. S&S Cycle has taken its experience and knowledge of engine construction and tuning and applied it to formulating V-twin specific oils. One of the blends of oil the company is now offering is its petroleumbased, 25W60 V-twin engine oil. The company describes the oil as being ideal for any application where oil temperatures routinely run above 250 degrees Fahrenheit, whether that is caused by 100 degree plus outside temperatures, stop and go traffic, or heavy-duty usage like pulling a trailer behind a fully loaded bagger. Like S&S’ other V-twin lubricants, the new S&S 25W60 engine oil is available in cases of 12 onequart long neck bottles. S&S CYCLE La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 608 627 1497 sscust@sscycle.com www.sscycle.com

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High-Ball saddles from Corbin CORBIN has launched a line of three new saddles for Victory’s High-Ball: the Dual Tour, Hollywood Solo and Young Gun. The Dual Tour saddle is designed to provide comfort and is ergonomically designed for maximum weight dispersion with each seating area sculpted for proper weight distribution. On the inside, Corbin’s exclusive Comfort Cell foam material is used to give firm support that conforms to the rider’s body. The leather covered Dual Tour also offers the option of electric seat heaters and removable backrests in both front and rear. Designed to give the High-Ball a slick profile, the Hollywood Solo features Corbin’s Fibertech basepan designed specifically for the Victory chassis to provide a perfect, flowing fit along the tank and chassis with no gaps. The whole seat rides on rubber bumpers to protect the bike’s paint job, and the high density Comfort Cell foam offers a firm resilient ride despite the low profile. Corbin’s Young Gun is an evolution of the company’s Original Gunfighter, and has a very low slammed look with a precision fit. The same team that first invented the Original Gunfighter eighteen years ago developed this design too. Corbin’s Comfort Cell foam provides the comfort on the low seating platform with its slim profile. CORBIN Hollister, California, USA Tel: 832 634 1100 Corbin01@corbin.com www.corbin.com Hollywood Solo

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New lines at Zodiac ZODIAC is now carrying in stock Red Shift dual piston cam chain tensioners, which the distributor describes as a must-have for ‘06 Dyna and all ‘07 to present Twin Cams models. The tensioners, a direct replacement for the stock part, are said to improve cam timing accuracy and valve train control at two critical key areas; the drive and driven cam chains. Once installed the Red Shift tensioners are said to maximize chain stability, restore critical timing events, reduce valve train noise, and improve the lifespan of valve train components, while also improving the overall performance of the engine. When a Twin Cam engine is running, the

The Skull Mania mirrors are sold in pairs in either black or chrome finishes

The Red Shift dual piston cam chain tensioners are claimed to offer improved engine life and performance

power pulses rock the tensioner shoe back and forth. On a single piston tensioner design, the natural shoe movement causes the hydraulic piston to momentarily unseat at the base, which interrupts the pressurized oil stream and introduces air into the hydraulic tensioner. Air will diminish or eliminate the pressure that the tensioner shoe places on the cam drive chains, allowing loss of valve train control leading to ‘bouncing’ components. The dual piston cam chain tensioners are designed with shoe and hydraulic stability in mind, eliminating air leaks in the cam chain tensioning system, while dramatically improving overall valve train control and durability. The Red Shift dual piston cam chain tensioners fit all ‘06 to present Dyna, ‘07 to present Softail and Touring and all ‘99 – ‘06 Twin Cam engines converted to the late style roller chains with hydraulic tensioners. Alongside performance enhancement parts, Zodiac also offers styling parts and has a range of skull themed products including the Skull Mania mirrors, which are sold in pairs, in either black or chrome, and feature a swivel in the stem to allow positioning. The mirrors carry an E approval mark. The machined billet aluminum skull air cleaner assemblies from Zodiac, are available in black or chrome, and feature a unique multi layered design. A high performance foam type element is included

and mounting kits are available to fit the air cleaners to most Harley-Davidson models from 1984 to present. ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL Mijdrecht, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)297 288 621 sales@zodiac.nl www.zodiac.nl The skull air cleaners feature a unique machined multi layered design


Mikuni HSR48 carburetor kit MIKUNI has a version of its carburetor kit available for use on V-twins, which makes use of its high performance HSR48 flat slide racing carb. The smooth-bore carburetor is claimed to offer the highest air flow possible, while providing highly accurate fuel metering, more power, and precise throttle response. A new extended main jet and larger fuel valve assure ample fuel supply for very powerful and larger displacement engines. Mikuni states that its HSR48 offers all the same features and performance gains as its HSR42 and HSR45 carburetors for stock and mildly modified Harley-Davidson and other V-twins. All HSR carburetors are designed with an eightroller bearing flat throttle slide assembly that allows an unobstructed venturi at full throttle to flow more air, while it mixes fuel more precisely at

all throttle settings. Mikuni’s roller bearing throttle slide offers smoother throttle control and allows the use of a lighter throttle return spring for reduced throttle effort. Mikuni adjustable accelerator pump provides instant throttle response in any riding or performance application, while a high capacity float bowl prevents fuel starvation even under full throttle applications. The new HSR48 kit is supplied with rubber mounting flange, choke cable, remote idle adjuster and additional jetting. MIKUNI AMERICAN CORPORATION Northridge, California, USA Tel: 818 885 1242 www.mikunipower.com

Wilwood GP310 MPR brake kits WILWOOD has introduced its GP 310 fourpiston calipers with BP-10 ‘Smart Pads’ and the new MPR mirror polished stainless steel rotors as kits for use on V-twins. Kits are available for H-D Softail, Dyna, and Touring models from 1984 onward. The GP310 front calipers mount directly to the factory caliper location, while rear calipers require a mount bracket kit for each model series. All calipers feature stainless steel pistons, high temperature seals, anti-rattle pad clips, and are available in chrome, polished, black, red and other custom Wilwood colors. Wilwood Smart Pads are claimed to increase

stopping performance and offer the lowest noise and dust levels available. MPR rotors replace factory 11.5in diameter discs. Both the MPR rotors and the GP310 calipers can be used independently in conjunction with the original factory components.

WILWOOD ENGINEERING Camarillo, California, USA Tel: 805 388 1188 customerreply@wilwood.com www.wilwood.com

End caps from Jekill and Hyde NEW from Jekill and Hyde are slash-cut end caps for all ’Shorty’ exhaust systems (Touring models are in preparation). The exhaust systems can now be ordered with five different end caps in chrome or black, existing Jekill and Hyde exhaust systems can be equipped with these end caps, and they can be fitted in different positions (360-degree turnable). The end caps and newly developed exhaust systems for tuned H-D engines as well as for the Screamin’ Eagle 110ci motors are made in Europe and TÜV approved. Also available are Jekill and Hyde exhaust systems for all Victory models.

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The electronically adjustable exhaust systems are tuned for the new Can Bus system and guarantee, because of a specially developed damping system, the full power performance of the motor even in the closed state. THE JEKILL & HYDE COMPANY Eisenheim-Kaltenhausen, GERMANY Tel. +49 (0)9386 978897 info@jekillandhyde.de www.jekillandhyde.de

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Latest parts at W&W W&W Cycles continues to expand the range of products it has available and the range now includes JIMS’ ForceFlow cylinder head cooler. Adapted from NASCAR race car brake coolers it is said to drop head temperatures by as much as 37 degrees Centigrade. It mounts in the horn area, and has a horn relocater hidden inside the housing. The fan can be installed to be turned on and off manually or it can be regulated by a thermostat controlled sensor. The kit includes high powered fan, housing, horn, hardware and all wiring, it is designed for Twin Cam models but can be fitted to other models with some fabrication. The Swedish-made LeBeef fender struts for Big Twin models from ’65-’84 are built from 8mm steel. For use on flat fender, four-speed models, two versions are available; fully assembled and ready to bolt-on and finished in chrome or raw. The second option is a do-it-yourself fender struts kit with loose weld-in bridges and a spacer assortment. The second

version is only available in a raw finish. Easyriders drilled Fin taillights feature a housing machined from billet aluminum. The 70mm diameter light uses a 12v LED, with stop light and license illumination. The rim of the light has ornamental drillings that accept accessory Fin Faces which are available separately. The mounting bracket is made from steel. The light can be ordered in a machined or black anodized finish. The Easyriders Fin Faces are offered in polished, black and brushed contrast, or black anodized finishes. W&W CYCLES Wuerzburg, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)931 250 61 16 (01149 931 250 6116 from the US) sales@wwag.com www.wwag.com

Easyriders drilled Fin taillights can be fitted with accessory Fin Faces

The JIMS ForceFlow is designed to help cool the cylinder heads on Big Twin models

A DIY version of the LeBeef fender struts for Big Twin models is available along side a complete version

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Pro-Tools Deluxe 105HD tube bender TRICK-Tools is now offering the Pro-Tools Deluxe 105HD manual tube bender. It features 5⁄8in thick main frame arms and 1⁄2in thick bending arms, which are capable of working with up to .134 wall tubing. The 105 Heavy Duty uses mechanical leverage to easily bend by hand but can be upgraded to hydraulics at any time. Other features include graphite impregnated bushings in the ratchet handle and steel bushings at the main die pivot to reduce friction and eliminate wear.

The Deluxe kit also includes a pedestal, CNC engraved handle, and a sample bottle of bending lube. The bender frame are stress relieved, soaked in anti-corrosion solution and sprayed with a two-part, chip resistant epoxy. Shown with optional die

TRICK-TOOLS Pella,Iowa,USA Tel: 641 628 3206 sales@trick-tools.com www.trick-tools.com

Kerker System for Buell Blast SUPERTRAPP Industries has a version of its Kerker exhaust system available to fit the Buell Blast. The system has a unique counterbalance tube and high flow baffle, which is said to even out the exhaust flow for maximum performance. The high-temperature, black-coated head pipe and brushed aluminum canister are lighter than stock and the core and packing are completely rebuildable. The Kerker System for Buell Blast fits ’00 – ’08 models. SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216-265-8400 sales@supertrapp.com www.supertrapp.com

New lights and wheels at MCS MOTORCYCLE Storehouse (MCS) is now stocking headlights from Japanese manufacturer Easyriders. These headlamps feature a drilled trim around the edge to let the light show through, giving a special lighting effect. The 3.3in lens on the lights can be ordered with either a back anodized or polished aluminum housing. When it comes to wheel options, Motorcycle Storehouse

has a range that includes offerings from both Performance Machine and Roland Sands Design. The latest additions to the range available through MCS are the Performance Machine Element and Paramount wheels, and the Diesel from Roland Sands, with both the Element and Diesel being TÜV approved. Matching brake rotors, pulleys and chain drive conversion sprockets are available for the designs, too. Motorcycle Storehouse states that it does not ‘special order’ or have an incomplete

Diesel BlackOps

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product line, rather it is actually stocking each and every design and application for all model applications that are available from Performance Machine and Roland Sands Design. This, states the distributor, makes it the company with the largest stock in PM and Sands wheels worldwide. MOTORCYCLE STOREHOUSE Bedum, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)50 303 9775 (01133 from the US) info@mcseurope.nl www.mcseurope.nl

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Performance Machine 30in forged wheels PERFORMANCE Machine has announced the introduction of 30in wheels to its product range. Each wheel is machined into a 30 x 4in forging offered in the company’s popular PM Icon, Luxe, Paramount, Shock, Wrath, and XM Turbo designs. Performance Machine is also offering its 30n wheels mounted with a Vee Rubber tire, with free fitting. The wheels can be ordered in either chrome or Contrast Cut. PERFORMANCE MACHINE La Palma, California, USA Tel: 714 523 3000 sales@performancemachine.com www.performancemachine.com

BikeMaster workshop options from Biker’s Choice

Multi purpose work cart

UNDER its BikeMaster brand, Biker’s Choice has released a new range of workshop equipment which includes a multi purpose work cart. It features three levels to keep parts, hardware, and tools handy. Each level has removable dividers to accommodate different size projects, and each level has screwdriver type holders, hardware or small parts trays and divided main bin. The cart, which is 343⁄4in high, 23in long and 171⁄2in wide, rolls on 3in ball bearing casters with two locking wheels, for easy mobility and stationary stability. The BikeMaster parts washer is said to be lightweight, corrosion proof, and insulated. It is also environmentally friendly IL and SAA certified. It is supplied with a filter installed and a flexible spout. The final new piece from BikeMaster is a chain cleaner brush. It utilizes three 1in brushes to clean three sides of the chain at once. It also has a long bristle end brush to clean hard to reach spots.

BikeMaster parts washer

Chain cleaner brush

BIKER’S CHOICE Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tel: 817 258 9000 bikerschoice@bikerschoice.com www.bikemaster.com

Fat Bars for Victory motorcycles AEROMACH USA, the US distributor of Highway Hawk motorcycle accessories, now has Fat Bars and passenger backrests for select Victory motorcycles available from Highway Hawk. The Fat Bars are 1.5in diameter highway bars available in black or chrome. The new low passenger sissy bars (backrests) are now shipping in black finish, chrome to follow. Fat Bars are available to fit Victory Vegas, Vegas 8-Ball, High-Ball, Judge and Hammer 8-Ball. The backrests fit the Vegas, Vegas 8-Ball and High-Ball. “We have seen lots of interest in the Victory accessories from both dealers and end users for what I call the Second Generation Victory motorcycles with the steel frame,” says Paul Aiken, owner of Aeromach.

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AEROMACH USA Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Tel: 704 599 1333 sales@aeromach.net www.aeromach.net

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Paughco 45 / four-speed chassis THE latest frame to be developed by Paugho is its FH-139 frame, designed to make use of a â&#x20AC;&#x2122;74 four-speed in place of a three-speed transmission behind a 45 motor. The frame is set up for BDL belt or chain drive and can be ordered separately or with a host of optional accessories like the Paughco Springer, wheels, tanks and fenders shown.

PAUGHCO Carson City, Nevada, USA Tel: 775 246 5738 info@paughco.com www.paughco.com


New tools and parts from JIMS JIMS continues to design and develop specialist tools for engine builders and one of the latest is its vacuum fed fork filling tool. The patent pending tool is said to eliminate the need to remove the fairings on Touring bikes to change the fork oil. JIMS claims that with the tool it should take about 30 minutes to perform the service compared to 2.2 hours without it. To drain the fork, simply insert the tapered fitting into the drain hole and create a vacuum using a standard Mityvac hand pump. Once approximately 23lbs of vacuum pressure has been reached rotate the valve and instantly the vacuum will draw the premeasured amount of fork fluid into the fork tube. Useable on all common damper tube type fork assemblies, the tool is not for use on motorcycles using cartridge type forks or inverted fork assemblies. This tool is designed for use in conjunction with a Mityvac tool No. 741, which is available separately. Alongside new tools, JIMS is also releasing new derby and timing covers. The covers feature a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cubic Inchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; motif. Made from polished billet aluminum, the covers feature cubic inch numbers silkscreened with military grade ink, and are designed with a concave back side to fit lock-up clutches.

The covers come in both JIMS and other manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most popular displacement performance engine sizes. JIMS Camarillo, California, USA Tel: 805 482 6913 sales@jimsusa.com www.jimsusa.com


TRIBUTE TO HAGAKURE

Written by Duncan Moore - duncan@dealer-world.com, Photos by Onno Wieringa - onno@madnessphotography.nl

In a first for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Laurent Dutruel took a Bonneville race bike and entered it in a custom show and in doing so took the runner-up trophy at the 2013 Championship VER the course of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building’s history there has been a number of builders who have entered bikes in the show and then taken them to race at Bonneville on the salt. However, 2013 was the first time a bike that had previously raced on the salt has been entered in the show. The builder who achieved this feat was Frenchman Laurent Dutruel, of Zen Motorcycles, with his build Tribute to Hagakure. As the name of the bike suggests the design was inspired by broad tracker created in 1995 by Japanese builder Masayuki

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Morimoto, which was called Hagakure. Laurent’s intention from the very start of the build was to take it to Bonneville and set a speed record. The record he wanted to set was for a rigid bike. The only problem was that there wasn’t, nor is there yet, a class for rigid bikes, so he simply went out and rode as fast as possible, with the ultimate aim of going over 200kph. And, as the graphics on the bike’s back wheel show, he reached 208kph on the Bonneville salt in 2011. t the very beginning of the planning stage of the build of Tribute to Hagakure, Laurent had very distinct ideas about how the bike should be set-up, not least of which was no suspension. This, of course, meant that a frame had to be fabricated from scratch. However, given that Laurent also makes bespoke metal furniture it was a relatively simple task for him to translate his thoughts into reality. To match the frame and achieve the goal of having a fully rigid bike Laurent then went on to craft his own forks for the front of the bike too. There are a few concessions to modernity on the frame of Tribute to Hagakure. For example the oil is in the frame and to meet the regulation of land speed racing a steering damper runs from the frame to the forks. Everything else surplus to the need for speed has been left off and that includes any kind of springs under the seat, which mounts directly to a spur off the backbone of the frame. The removal of all unnecessary parts is not

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restricted to the frame either. While Laurent is using a Buell XB9 motor it has had the gearbox removed. Nor has the gearbox been replaced with one from another manufacturer. There simply isn’t a gearbox. All that remains of the drivetrain is the clutch, so that the bike can be stopped with the engine still running. Of course, the removal of the gearbox has meant that a regular electric starter can not be used, nor for that matter can a kick start be employed. Laurent’s solution to starting the bike is to employ a lawn mower style string pull on the end transmission’s front pulley. ue to the stripped down nature of the build, not to mention the lack of battery, the stock fuel injection arrangement has been junked, and in its place Laurent has fitted a Mikuni HSR 48 carb. To allow for fine tuning of the gearing for speed on the salt a chain is used for the final drive. In order to get the bike rolling Laurent turned to H-D for a set of wheels and used a seven-spoke 2.75 x 19in wheel at the front, and a solid 3.5 x 19in wheel

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Bonneville with Tribute to Hagakure, due to there not being a class for him to run in, he faired much better at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building where the bike placed second in the Freestyle class.

When Laurent describes the bike as being rigid he really means it, as not even the seat is sprung

ZEN MOTORCYCLES Douvaine, FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)6 79 69 59 65 laurent.dutruel@yahoo.fr www.laurentdutruel.com

As Tribute to Hagakure was built as a land speed racer it only needs a small gas tank

at the rear, both wheels have been shod with Continental Race Attack tires. Finishing off the wheel package is a single disc on each wheel gripped by a single-piston Nissin calliper. Both of which are activated by one-off controls. Completing Tribute to Hagakure is the minimalist bodywork, which is simply the tiny gas tank suspended under the frameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backbone. This and the frame, forks and wheels was then all dispatched to Daddy graph for painting. While Laurent may not have set any records at

The narrow profile of the bike not only helps with the aerodynamics, but also echoes the look of the board track racers that inspired the build

In order to simplify the bikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electrics, the fuel injection has been replaced by a Mikuni carb

Rearsets mount off the axle to put Laurent into an extremely aerodynamic racing tuck when riding the bike

As Tribute to Hagakure is primarily a race bike, the controls are kept to a minimum; brake, clutch and throttle

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Distributors of TECMATE retail chargers AUSTRIA -SCHUMOTO KG T. (43)(732)757080 office@schumoto.at

DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK

BELGIUM - BIKE DESIGN BVBA T. (32)(52) 453361 info@bike-design.be

Canada

AUSTRALIA - A1 ACCESSORY IMPORTS T. (61) 7 3806 1800 sales@a1accessory.com.au

CROATIA - PICCILO RACING D.O.O. T. (385)(21)325677 piccilo-racing@st.t-com.hr CYPRUS - J.L. MOTORACE LTD (MOTORCYCLE) T. (357)(22)752234 motorace@cytanet.com.cy CZECH REP. - MOTOSERVIS DEYL T. (420)606 460 579 brandt@techbase-cz.cz DENMARK - CARL ANDERSEN MOTORCYKLER T. (45)(86) 946177 hjn@ca-mc.dk ESTONIA - OÜ HELADORA LLC T. (372) 5285672 rain@motopood.ee FINLAND - OY BRANDT A/B T. (358)(9)895501 ulf.bjorklund@brandt.fi FRANCE - MORACO SAS T. (33)(3)85 51 45 30 info@moraco.fr GERMANY - ECON WERKST.-AUSRÜSTUNGS T. (49)(2689) 928747 info@econ-wa.de GERMANY - HERMANN HARTJE GMBH T. (49)(42) 51 811 273 info@hartje.de GERMANY - HS-MOTORRADTEILE GMBH T. (49)(621) 105 200 info@hs-motoparts.de GERMANY - LANGENSCHEIDT GMBH T. (49)23 63 36 18-0 info@langenscheidt-gmbh.de GERMANY - NIEMANN+FREY GMBH T. (49)(2151)55 54 20 zentrale@niemann-frey.de GERMANY - PAASCHBURG & WUNDERLICH T. (49)(40)248 277 0 info@pwonline.de

Parts Canada Tel: (403) 250 6247

New Zealand Australia Performance Cycle Wholesale-NZ Tel: 006493081634

DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK

Australia

INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE

East Coast Custom Tel: 07 3252 4633

ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Rollie’s Speed Shop Tel: 07 3252 2129

Fax: 0031(0)297 288226

THE NETHERLANDS

Tel: 0031(0)297 288621

Canada

Email: sales@zodiac.nl

Power Twins Tel: 403 250 6611

www.zodiac.nl

AUSTRALIA

Germany

CASSONS PTY. LTD.

Fax: 2 888 2 1999

Tel: 0061732524633

Custom Chrome Europe Tel: 0049 (0)671 88888 0 Parts Europe Tel: 0049 (0)6501 9695-2000

Japan

W & W Cycles Tel: 0049 (0)931 2506115

East Coast Custom Distributing Pty. Ltd.-AU

Neo Factory

Tel: 2 888 2 1900

Email: cassons@cassons.com.au

FRANCE ZODIAC FRANCE

Tel: 01 45 93 10 75

Tel: 0081432128082

Netherlands

Three Miles Trade

Motorcycle Storehouse BV Tel: 0031 (0)50 303 9771

Email: zodiac-france@zodiac.nl

Tel: 03 27 85 57 15

Fax: 01 45 93 18 41

GERMANY - SCHÜLLER MOTORRADTEILE T. (49)(6245)994 79 10 info@enuma.de

Tel: 0081252312811

GREAT BRITAIN - PROBIKE SHADOWFAX T. (44)(1604)660555 sales@probike.co.uk

Europe

Zodiac International Tel: 0031 (0)297 28 86 21

Custom Chrome Europe-Germany

New Zealand

Fax: 03 27 85 96 50

Performance Cycle Wholesale Tel: 0064 (0)9 308 1625

Email: fcparts@wanadoo.fr

GREAT BRITAIN - MOTOHAUS POWERSPORTS T. (44)(1256)704909 sales@motohaus.com GREECE - TECNOPNEUMATIC A.E T. (30)(210)34 67 000 avieris@tecnopneumatic.gr HOLLAND - HOCOPARTS B.V. T. (31)(342) 412290 info@hocoparts.com

Tel: 0049 671 88888 - 0

HUNGARY - DOVER KFT T. (36)(1)2392202 csaba@doverkft.hu

W&W Cycles-Germany

ICELAND - BILANAUST NITRO N1 T. (354)-535-9000 agust@n1.is

Tel: 0049 931 250 6116

Parts Europe

IRELAND INTERCONTINENTAL DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED T. (353)(1)8344 289 andy@idl-dublin.ie

Tel: 0049 6501 9695-2000

ISRAEL - A.E. MOTORCYCLE T. (972)(50)271923 ae_motor@netvision.net.il

Zodiac Int.-NL

ITALY - SOCIETÀ GENERALE RICAMBI T. (39)(051)722557 DelucaR@sgr-it.com

Tel: 0031 297 284 821

JAPAN - OKADA CORPORATION T. (81)(3)5473-0371 j.sumiyoshi@okada-corp.com

USA

KUWAIT -TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES T. (965)2405194 shams@tristarkw.com

Bikers Choice

LATVIA - MOTOSPORTS LTD T. (371)-7802351 lauris.ermanis@motosports.lv MOROCCO - SHENO T. (212) (0)5 22 35 97 16 larichimed@sheno.ma

Tel: 817 258 9030

Drag Specialties Tel: 608 758 1111

NEW ZEALAND - NORTHERN ACCESSORIES T. (64)(9)276-6453 steven@northacc.co.nz

MC Advantages

NORWAY - SPARE PARTS SERVICE AS T. (47)(64)837500 jang@sps.no

Tel: 800 726 9620

PHILIPPINES - STRONGHAND INC. T. (632) 373-2311 open@stronghandinc.com POLAND - OLEK MOTOCYKLE T. (48) (33) 810 19 05 import@olekmotocykle.pl PORTUGAL - JMP EQUIPAMENTOS T. (351)(232)961841 geral@jmpequipamentos.com SERBIA - MOTO-BIKE T. (99)(381)641289979 motobike@ptt.rs SINGAPORE - DWA LUBRICANTS PTE LTD T. (65) 6515-6282 dwa@pacific.net.sg

FC PARTS

GERMANY ZODIAC DEUTSCHLAND

USA

Tel: 02137 78740

Bikers Choice Tel: (800) 347 8080

Email: zodiac-deutschland@zodiac.nl

Fax: 02137 787420

Drag Specialties Tel: (800) 222 3400

GREAT BRITAIN

Midwest Tel: (800) 352 3914

Tel: 01453 758451

ZODIAC U.K.

Fax: 01453 752939

Tec Dist. Tel: (800) 356 0043

Email: zodiac-uk@zodiac.nl

www.barnettclutches.com

ZODIAC MOTORCYCLE

HUNGARY

MID-USA

PRODUCTS HUNGARY

Tel: 314 351 3733

Tel: 06 30 217 1832

Tedd Cycle

Fax: 06 87 480 882

Tel: 845 565 2806

Email: zodiac-hungary@zodiac.nl

TEC Dist. Tel: 978 352 4710

SLOVAKIA - MOTOSERVIS DEYL T. (420)606 460 579 brandt@techbase-cz.cz CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA, OCEANIA TECMATE SOUTH AFRICA T. (27)(21)5316087 tecmate@netactive.co.za SPAIN - EUROMOTO 85, S.A. T. (34)(936)376 611 euromoto85@euromoto85.es

ITALY ZODIAC ITALIA

Tel: 3426 561527 Fax: 02320 66975 Email: zodiac-italia@zodiac.nl

SWEDEN - MOTOSPEED AB T. (46)(21)351925 klarkner@motospeed.se

SPAIN

SWITZERLAND - TECHNOPOLYMER AG T. (41)(91) 683-0333 robert.maier@technopolymer.ch

ZODIAC ESPANA

SWITZERLAND - HOSTETTLER AG T. (41)(41) 926-6111 claudia.shumacher@hostettler.com TAIWAN - PROMO-TEC INTERNATIONAL T. (886)(2)2562-7770 pro.motec@msa.hinet.net TURKEY - VELOMOTO T. (90)(212)6061707 info@velomoto.com.tr UAE - TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES DUBAI T. (971) 4-3330659 floyd@tristaruae.com USA, CANADA, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA TECMATE NORTH AMERICA T. 905 337 2095 sales@tecmate.com TecMate (International) SA BELGIUM

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Tel: 96 81 42067 Fax: 96 81 42068 Email: zodiac-espana@zodiac.nl

SWITZERLAND AMERICAN BIKE SHOP

Tel: 071 761 2678 Fax: 071 761 0678 Email: abs-zodiac@rheintal.ch


If not, then you need to stock and sell the U.S.A’s fastest growing line of custom helmets

AUSTRALIA Serco www.serco.com.au

CANADA Motovan www.motovan.com

Parts Canada www.partscanada.ca

Winners Circle Canada

Contact: Al Sobel

HELMET CITY

Delray Beach. Florida. USA

Tel. TOLL FREE: 1-888 550 3731 Tel. Intnl: 1-561 330 3700 Fax: 1-561 330 2501

IMPORTERS & DISTRIBUTORS

WANTED CURRENT DISTRIBUTORS

www.winnerscirclecanada.com

CZECH REPUBLIC

GERMANY Grossewachter Racing Parts www.gw-racing-parts.de

EUROPE WIDE Custom Chrome Europe www.custom-chrome-europe.com

Tomás Cerny Moto Classic, s.r.o Royal Enfield Pro CR a SR Tel: 00420 775 997 648 e-mail: info@royal-enfield.cz

NETHERLANDS

Bad Boy Helmets Tel: 0031 (0)653 119 597 e-mail: info@badboy.nl www.badboy.nl

SPAIN

www.motorcyclestorehouse.nl

GZM/Accessories Unlimited Tel: 0034 96 6758000 Fax: 0034 96 6758015 e-mail: gzm@gzm.es

Parts Europe

www.helmetsales.com

Motorcycle Storehouse

www.partseurope.eu/cms

Zodiac International www.zodiac.nl

NEW ZEALAND

www.feulingparts.com

DISTRIBUTORS Australia East Coast Customs

Performance Cycle Wholesale www.performancecycle.co.nz

www.eastcoastcustom.com.au

SWEDEN

Rollies Speed Shop

Moto Speed AB

www.rollies.com.au

www.motospeed.se

Japan Neo Factory

USA

www.neofactory.co.jp

Sundance www.sundance.co.jp

Germany Parts Europe

Bikers Choice www.bikerschoice.com

Custom Chrome, Inc. www.customchrome.com

www.partseurope.eu

Custom Chrome Europe

Drag Specialties

www.custom-chrome-europe.com

www.dragspecialties.com

The Netherlands Zodiac International

Mid USA Motorcycle Parts

www.zodiac.nl

USA Biker’s Choice www.bikerschoice.com

Drag Specialties www.dragspecialties.com

MC Advantages

www.mid-usa.com

Midwest Motorcycle Supply www.midwestmc.net

Rivera Engineering www.riveraengineering.com

www.mcadvantages.com

Rivera Primo www.riveraprimoinc.com

TEC Dist www.tecdist.com

Zipper's www.zippersperformance.com

Canada Parts Canada www.partscanada.com

TEC Distributing www.tecdist.com

V-Twin Manufacturing www.vtwinmfg.com

Western Powersports www.wps-inc.com

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DISTRIBUTOR Australia Rollies Speed Shop Tel: 07 3252 2129 Canada Preston Cycle Products Tel:(800) 265 2298 Parts Canada/Drag Specialties

Tel:(877) 717 2858 Europe Custom Chrome Europe Tel: 0049 (0)671 88888 0 DĂ&#x153;X Industries Tel: 0049 (0)40 434037 Parts Europe Tel: 0049 6501 9695-2000 Motorcycle Storehouse Tel: 0031 (0)50 3039775

NETWORK Zodiac International Tel: 0031 (0)297 288 621 USA Bikers Choice Tel: (800) 347 8080 Custom Chrome Tel: (800) 729 3332 Drag Specialties Tel: (800) 222 3400 Kustomwerks Tel: (800) 498 4711 Midwest Tel: (800) 325 3914 MID-USA Tel: (800) 527 0501 Tedd Cycle Tel: (914) 565 2806

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Motorcycle Storehouse B.V. Industrieweg 22, 9781 AC Bedum, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)50-3039775 - Fax: +31 (0)50-3039777

MCS Spainish agent Paloma Pinto Tel: +34 0 93 865 7427 - Fax: +34 0 93 865 7427 E-mail: paloma@mcseurope.nl MCS French agent Bruno Selle Tel: +33 (0)4 90 67 76 33 - Fax: +33 (0)4 90 67 92 11 E-mail: bruno@mcseurope.nl MCS German agent Rasi Bayazid Tel: +49 (0)211 289 0538 - Fax: +49 (0)211 289 0532 E-mail: rasi@mcseurope.nl MCS Italian agent Marcello Fontana Tel: +39 0445 390437 - Fax: +39 0445 395539 E-mail marcello@mcseurope.nl MCS UK agent Simon Letts Tel: +44 (0)1892 668844 - Fax: +44 (0)1892 667722 E-mail: simon@mcseurope.nl

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This INDEX is a complete listing of all the items in this edition. It includes all our advertisers and the product, feature and news items published this month. The INDEX will act as a quick reference guide, and will be useful when searching this and other editions either for contact details for a particular company, or for a specific item that has appeared. The INDEX appears in every edition of AMD .

THIS MONTH’S ADVERTISERS

THIS MONTH’S EDITORIAL ITEMS

AIM Corp (US) Clutches & gear kits..................................................................................................15

Aeromach USA / Highway Hawk (US) Fat Bars for Victory motorcycles ..............................................46

Arlen Ness Enterprises (US) Inverted Series Air Cleaners....................................................................36

AIM Corp (US) VP-LT clutch ..............................................................................................................27

Avon Grips (US) Velvet Air grips........................................................................................................42

All American Rider (US) Classic Tool Bag ..........................................................................................35

Bad Dad Inc (US) Stretched saddlebags ............................................................................................25

Baker Drivetrain (US) Truss Style shift lever........................................................................................27

Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Genuine Barnett cables, distributor network ................................47,58

Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Throttle-by-wire extensions ..............................................................37

Big Bike Europe (DE) 2014 show dates ............................................................................................61

Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Launches new website ......................................................................6

Biker’s Choice (US) 2013 Catalog ....................................................................................................30

Belt Drives Ltd (US) GMA forward controls, floorboards, Distributor network ..........................34,47,60

Colorado Custom (US) Wheels..........................................................................................................60

Biker Pros (US) 2013 Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show ......................................................11

Cometic Gasket (US) Easy order Gaskets ..........................................................................................31

Biker’s Choice (US) BikeMaster workshop options ............................................................................46

Crane Cams (US) HI-4N Multi Function Ignition ................................................................................43 Darkhorse Crankworks (US) Crank assembly balancing & rebuilds ....................................................58 Designs By Novello (US) 2-tone covers ............................................................................................59 DNA Specialty (US) New 2013 Victory Wheel......................................................................................2 DP Brakes & Clutches (US) Brakes & clutches....................................................................................52 Drag Specialties (US) 2013 Oldbook cover bike ................................................................................29 Easyriders Events (US) V-Twin Expo 2014 ........................................................................................19 Fehling (DE) Parts & accessories ......................................................................................................59 Feuling Parts (US) Bulletproof camchest kits, Distributor network ................................................32,59

Corbin Saddles (US) High-Ball saddles..............................................................................................38 Drag Specialties (US) New product releases ......................................................................................35 Erik Buell Racing (US) Bradley Report - Hero Motocorp and EBR ....................................................1,12 Garage Leathers (US) Solo bag ........................................................................................................28 Harley-Davidson (US) Rome celebrates 110th Harley anniversary ......................................................64 Hotbikes (ES) 2013 Mula Fest International Bike Show review ..........................................................18 Indian Motorcycle Company (US) New Indian Chief launching during Sturgis Bike Week ....................6 J&P Cycles (US) J&P Cycle’s Open House ..........................................................................................64 Janus Motorcycles (US) Bradley Report - 125-250cc hand-built bikes ................................................15

Goodridge USA (US) Brake, oil, fuel and hydraulic applications..........................................................60 Jardine Performance Products (US) Quick detach backrests ..............................................................33 Helmet City Inc (US) Distributor network, D.O.T. & novelty helmets ..............................................59,63 JayBrake (US) Throttle housings ........................................................................................................31 James Gaskets (US) Gasket board kits, distributor network ..........................................................45,59 JIMS USA (US) New tools and parts..................................................................................................51 Joker Machine (US) Parts & accessories ............................................................................................37 Kansas Motorcycle Works (US) Company feature ........................................................................21-22 K&N Engineering (US) Wrench-Off performance oil filters, High-flow air filters..............................34,48 Kerker (US) Buell Blast exhaust system ............................................................................................44 Kibblewhite (US) Manganeese guides & reamers, distributor network ..........................................32,59 Küryakyn (US) TC-24D Cam Revs Up Wild Things Line ......................................................................33 Küryakyn (US) Parts & accessories ....................................................................................................41 MAG Europe Ltd (GB) Burly Brand cable & line install kits ................................................................28 Kustom Tech (IT) Parts & accessories ................................................................................................64 Le Pera Enterprises (US) Seats ............................................................................................................5 Mag Connection (FR) Distributor ......................................................................................................54 MAG Europe Ltd (GB) Troy Lee Designs - Peter Fonda open ace helmet ..............................................9 Medallion Instrumentation Systems (US) Premium Bagger gauges ....................................................43 Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts (US) Parts and accessories ......................................................................38 Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Distributor, International Sales Offices ....................48-49,50-51,52-53,60 NAMZ Custom Cycle Products (US) Wiring harnesses & fluid lines ......................................................8 Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation (US) New Speed Freak accessories, 3D Molded, direct Bolt-On parts ......10,23 Renegade Wheels (US) 2013 Pacific and Lincoln wheels ..................................................................13

Mikuni American Corp (US) HSR48 carburetor kit ............................................................................40 MIZU Motorradtechnik (DE) Black anodized Bulls ............................................................................28 Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) New lights and wheels..........................................................................44 NAMZ Custom Cycle Products (US) CAN/Bus controller ....................................................................27 Ocean Events (GB) 2013 Beaulieu Custom Show review ..................................................................16 Paughco (US) 45 / four-speed chassis ..............................................................................................50 Performance Machine (US) 30in forged wheels ................................................................................46 Roaring Toyz (US) Pin Stripe Series passenger mini-floorboards ........................................................31 S&S Cycle (US) Exhaust and oils ......................................................................................................37

Rivera Primo (US) Parts & accessories, Distributor network ..........................................................39,58

Sokol Motocykle (PL) New motorcycle production ..............................................................................8

Rush Racing Products (US) Side Kicks, Big Louie 4” Mufflers........................................................17,57

SuperTrapp Industries (US) Jaybrake throttle housings ......................................................................31

S&S Cycle (US) Viola V-Twin Quality Service Parts, S&S SPO Mufflers ............................................24,26

SuperTrapp Industries (US) Jardine quick detach backrests ................................................................33

Spectro Oils of America (US) Premium-quality lubricants ..................................................................45

SuperTrapp Industries (US) Kerker Exhaust system for Buell Blast ......................................................44

STD Development (US) Panhead replicas ..........................................................................................11

SuperTrapp Industries (US) Receives WIRE-Net’s Mission Builder award ..............................................6

Tech Cycle Performance Products (US) Belt drives & starters..............................................................32

The Jekill & Hyde Company (DE) End caps ........................................................................................40

TechnoResearch (US) Diagnostic and tuning tools ............................................................................25

Trick-Tools (US) Pro-Tools Deluxe 105HD tube bender ......................................................................44

TecMate (BE) Optimate product selector, distributor network ......................................................49,58

W&W Cycles (DE) Latest parts selection............................................................................................42

TTS Motorcycles (DE) Rims & wheels ................................................................................................33

Wilwood Engineering (US) GP310 MPR brake kits ............................................................................40

Vance & Hines (US) Exhausts..............................................................................................................7

Zen Motorcycles (FR) World Championship Runner-Up ‘Tribute to Hagakure’ ..............................55-56

Wizards Products/RJ Star (US) Professional finishing products ..........................................................53

Zero Motorcycles (US) Bradley Report - New Accessories and apparel line-up....................................14

Zodiac International (NL) Parts & accessories, new online Bikers Book, European offices ..............20,58

Zodiac International (NL) News lines ................................................................................................39

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Over 30,000 attend J&P Cycles’ Open House J&P Cycles say that over 30,000 motorcyclists attended their 34th annual Open House rally on June 29th30th this year, at their Anamosa, Iowa headquarters. Billed as one of the largest two day motorcycle events in the Mid West, the company say that they recorded visitors from more than 20 different states, including some who had come from as far away as California, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New York. Special guests included stars from the hit television show “Sons of Anarchy”, with entertainment highlights including ‘1 Wheel

Revolution’ who “wowed the crowds with their wheelies an burnouts.” With customers able to enjoy savings on parts and accessories and see some of the “hottest new products in the motorcycle industry” being shown by the more than 110 vendors on site, what started out as a small customer appreciation day staged by co-founders John and Jill Parham has now evolved into a firmly established major industry event. J&P Cycles General Manager Zach Parham (son of co-founders John and Jill) has been a part of the Open House rally ever since he was a youngster. “A lot of work oes into putting this event together, so seeing the motorcycles roll

in on Saturday morning is truly humbling” he says. “At some point, we thought we would hit a cap regarding visitors, and each year we go above and beyond the

previous year’s records. Next year is our 35th Anniversary so we’re hoping to hit the 35,000 visitor mark.” A silent auction raised just over $7,000 for the National Motorcycle Museum, and thousands of dollars in products were donated and given away by attending vendors as free door prizes.

Rome rumbles to celebratory roar of v-twins The long weekend of June 13th to 16th saw the European leg of Harley-Davidson’s year long celebration of its 110th anniversary paint the always chaotic streets of Rome orange and black as an estimated 100,000 Harley riders invaded the eternal city. Highlights included concerts,

ride-outs, a custom bike show and a Harley village at the event HQ at the nearby port of Ostia. However, all other events were eclipsed by the papal blessing attended by thousands of Harley owners on Sunday June 16th, as Pope Francis was treated to a less than familiar

sight as the Vatican visitor demographic dramatically changed in sound and character for the day! Harley-Davidson marked the occasion with the presentation to his Holiness of the ‘freedom jacket’ (a one of one piece of Harley apparel that had traversed the globe as the

celebrations took in all six continents) and two special edition (white!) Harleys for the Vatican City police. www.harley-davidson.com

AMD 169 August 2013  

AMD 169 August 2013

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