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OLLOWING the wellreceived debut of the Big Bike Europe (BBE) Expo at Essen, in May 2013, organizer AMD Magazine has been invited to stage the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at the internationally respected INTERMOT Expo (October 1-5 2014, Cologne, Germany). The AMD World Championship will rotate between INTERMOT and Big Bike Europe as alternate-annual expos at the Cologne Expo center – the next BBE therefore being in October 2015, and biennial thereafter. Industry reaction to Big Bike Europe was almost universally positive in terms of both concept and organization. However, date issues were a primary factor in a promising but modest first year attendance. Rather than taking advantage of a four week earlier spring date option, the decision to co-join the AMD World Championship with INTERMOT and make BBE a biennial

autumn/fall expo achieves three objectives. It recognizes a fall/autumn timing preference that was voiced by many exhibitors. It capitalizes upon the attendance and frequency of the world’s premier international motorcycle

October 1-5, 2014 industry event. It reduces the expobudget burden on that (large) part of the international vendor community in Europe that already exhibits at INTERMOT.

INTERMOT routinely attracts between 200,000 and 250,000 trade and consumer visitors, from some 117 countries. As such it is by far the best attended international motorcycle exhibition of its kind in the world. “Prior to the initial Big Bike Europe announcement in 2011, there had already been dialog about whether to co-join the AMD World Championship with one of the largest of the established shows,” explained organizer Robin Bradley. “However, the choice of spring or autumn/fall dating was always a 50/50 coin-toss, and both still have valid arguments in their favor. It is only by trying each option out that we can establish the best possible long-term formula for the project. “The mission has always been to provide the custom motorcycle market with access to the largest possible audience of motivated and relevant customers. This has always been our primary driving force, and has informed Continued on page 6 >>>

When Pontus Abrahamsson built The Slippery Eel it was never intended to be a show bike, but that didn't stop it placing in the top ten at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building

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World Champs: ‘Bastarda Senza Gloria’ ...............51-52 At the 2013 World Championships a new class was introduced – Retro Modified and the inaugural winner was Bastarda Senza Gloria from Italian shop Inglourious Basterds Cycles

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HERE’S always a back story! In the case of our decision to refine our BIKE BIG EUROPE expo thinking it is a simple one. Attendance numbers. Having proven the BBE concept, all that remained was to build the attendance. In truth, having successfully demonstrated what a custom market tech, engineering, parts, performance and accessory expo formula could and should look like, in a post-recession 21st century, that was always destined to be by far the easiest of the project’s long-term requirements - after all people will line up to see something good, but first it has to be good! There are no end to the varied buttons that could be pushed to get the right number and right profile of visitors through the door of a show such as BBE if and when the relevance and quality message had been established. In that regard we probably over-achieved in 2013, so much so that when I subsequently started to eye a selection of strategies for 2014, I very quickly came to the conclusion that since the attendance already exists at INTERMOT, since the people are already in a visitor habit at INTERMOT, lets take the formula to them, lets go find them rather than wait for them to find us. There are all sorts of permutations of marketing available to BIG BIKE EUROPE. Many of them obvious, and many of them universal. But many are also idiosyncratically European, arising from the unique structure of the market in Europe - one in which (unlike the United States) the ‘custom habit’ is actually a distinctly minority oriented taste in motorcycle terms. Don’t get me wrong, the custom market in Europe is large, and is growing larger in share terms all the time, but in a continent where total motorcycle/PTW sales topped out at nearly 3m annually as recently as 2007/8 (with minimal numbers of those units being ATV/Quad or SxS units) that share is never going to come close to the 50 percent or so that Harley has hovered around in America for the past couple of decades. One of the (many) stated ambitions with BIG BIKE EUROPE was always to build it out from a custom v-twin core to be inclusive of liquid-cooled customizing - a formula that better represents the greater degree of platform cross-over seen in custom shops in Europe, and one that goes to the performance oriented character of the market in Europe (indeed, increasingly, in North America too) as well as speaking to the broader palette of custom design and engineering seen in Europe - some would say the more radical, esoteric and plain ‘wackier’ custom design and engineering oeuvre seen in Europe. The concept of upgrading the custom show at INTERMOT that has already been a World Championship affiliate event for the past several years (The Cologne Custom Cup) had already been explored, somewhat, before the decision was taken to create BBE as a stand-alone event to host the AMD World Championship. Because of the very specific expo environment that we want to champion, and the frequency issue (INTERMOT is held every-other-year), and the timing issue

(spring and autumn/fall timings both have merit) we decided to set about an initial ‘proof-of-concept’ so we could know whether or not the ideas we had were robust in conceptual terms. If they weren’t, then we had nothing. If, as has proven to be the case, they did make sense and work well for the very particular business needs of the custom and performance market, then we had everything. Suffice to say that the positive scuttlebutt about BBE in May last year shockwaved around Europe so quickly and decisively that ‘first contact’ with Koeln Messe on co-joining with Cologne was under way within a month. Koeln Messe is the Cologne Expo Center; they organize and stage INTERMOT on behalf of the German motorcycle industry association that owns the event - the IVM. Of all the “circles that needed to be squared” in finessing the initial BBE/AMD World Championship formula in this way, none proved to be a fatal flaw in the concept, once the magnitude of being able to tap in to INTERMOT’s established 200,000 plus visitor (and abundantly international) footprint was considered. Especially in the context of a European liquid-cooled market that has currently ‘cooled’ alarmingly, and the on-cost that a second expo in Germany in the years when INTERMOT is staged represented for all qualifying sectors of the target exhibitor community in Germany (and the rest of Europe) was taken into account. The plan is to alternate the AMD World Championship between INTERMOT in “even numbered years” (2014, 2016 etc) and to stage BIG BIKE EUROPE at the same Cologne, Germany venue in the “inbetween” years (2015, 2017) etc. That way the AMD World Championship remains an annual celebration of motorcycle custom design, performance engineering and stock-modification excellence, but in expo terms we genuinely bring something new to the business cycle. One year gets the undoubted benefits of a much larger broader-band attendance than any custom event could ever generate on its own, and the crossover environment benefits that a seat at the top-table of the mainstream of the international motorcycle industry brings. The following year exhibitors, customizers and visitors get the narrower-band benefits of design, engineering and ‘tribal’ focus business opportunity that has been at the heart of the BBE concept - the specialty-focus of BBE as a stand alone event in contrast to the “expansion-mission” that INTERMOT represents. Pretty cool huh?

INTERMOT has an established 200,000+ international visitor footprint

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<<< Continued from cover all our venue and strategic decisions, ever since 2004. “INTERMOT has the attendance; it has the facility; it has the largedisplacement focus and, above all, it has the international status that is absolutely in the crosshairs of what we have always been trying to achieve. “We felt we needed ‘Proof of Concept’ for BBE before we were fully in a position to understand the best way forward for the Championship competitor and BBE exhibitor communities. We needed to create a forum that champions motorcycle modification and parts and accessory sales of all kinds. We have achieved a good start, and this formula is a solution that guarantees a truly robust long-term foundation on which to be able to do so. “Although the radio-silence concerning 2014 plans has been protracted and frustrating, it has been a necessary step sideways in order to be able to make what by any measure is a giant leap forward. At all stages this project has been about making good decisions rather than quick decisions.An agreement of this magnitude has warranted careful consideration and precise attention to those devilish details.” Speaking on behalf of Koeln Messe, INTERMOT Project Manager Ingo Riedeberger says that “we are delighted to have made a multi-year agreement to host the AMD World Championship. “With AMD’s help, through its custom show affiliation program, we have made progress in developing the custom content of INTERMOT in line with our ambition to make sure that Europe’s leading international motorcycle industry and enthusiast expo can speak effectively to all sectors of the international powered two-wheel

industry. “This latest stage in our relationship with AMD marks an exciting development. One that will bring considerable benefit to INTERMOT’s visitors, its exhibitor profile, and to the custom industry itself.” Full details of the Championship classes and schedule, and of exhibitor rates and opportunities at the AMD World Championship at INTERMOT in October will be released in February. Details about Big Bike Europe and AMD World Championship staging at the Cologne Expo Centre in October 2015 and beyond will be released later this year. Organizer Robin Bradley concluded by saying: “I think we over-achieved in organizational and conceptual terms in 2013, leaving us with a need to build a convincing attendance in a shorter period of time than we had anticipated. “By being able to help INTERMOT

consolidate the efforts it has already made to offer a convincing custom industry experience for their visitors, and by allowing the parts and performance aftermarket to use BBE as a biennial ‘fillin’ for the years when INTERMOT is not staged, meets the needs of the custom

community and international parts, accessory and performance industry in spades!”


Drag Specialties 2014 catalogs

Chop Docs win Detroit Ultimate Builder round

DRAG Specialties has published the 2014 editions of both its FatBook and OldBook alongside its 2014 Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited tire catalog. The 2014 FatBook has over 1,750 pages featuring the most up-to-date Evolution through Twin Cam parts, accessories and fitment information. It includes product lines form the likes of Vance & Hines, Saddlemen, Memphis Shades, Python, Klock Werks, Covingtons, Carl Brouhard, Revolution Performance and more. This year’s edition sees the inclusion of new names like Biltwell Inc. and Lowbrow Customs. The 800-page 2014 OldBook for pre-1984 H-D models is organized in an easy-to-use format that features

DETROIT played host to a round of the Biker Pros promoted Ultimate Builder Show in January as part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. Among the winners were Keith Lafer of Classic and Exotic, who took the People’s Choice with Bone Dagger, Chop Docs’ Ron Harris whose Ol’ 48 took the win in Freestyle, and former World Championship of Custom Bike Building competitor Jon Shipley from Hoosier Daddy Chopper with his Firehouse Racer taking the win in the Modified Harley class.

sections specific to Shovelhead, Panhead, Knucklehead and Ironhead XL, along with a general section for allinclusive items. In addition, the all-inclusive 2014 Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited tire catalog has a full section of tires strictly dedicated to the specialized needs of those riding American motorcycles.

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Goodridge family sells company LEADING brake hose manufacturer Goodridge was sold on December 30th 2013 by the Goodridge family and shareholders, and acquired by Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint Capital LLP (RG Industries). Rubicon says it plans to utilise its "extensive industrial expertise, strategic vision and hands-on operational approach to take Goodridge to the next level in its development." This is said to include RGI investing extensively in automotive quality production and product development. Under RG Industries' ownership the

business will be well placed to take advantage of future growth opportunities and develop even stronger relationships with its enviably prestigious customer base." Jamie Ramsden, Goodridge's Vice President Americas, said "our business relationships will remain unaffected, and we now have a partner that looks to aid growth and improvement of the business, in every market sector, and every location. We view this a great step to continue to grow the business."

Chop Docs’ Ron Harris took the win in the Freestyle class with his board tracker featuring a 95ci Pan/Twin Cam motor with two front cylinder heads and a pan top end

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Hoosier Daddy Chopper’s Firehouse Racer claimed the top trophy in the Modified Harley class

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EBR to start European deliveries in March EBR’s new 450 sq m / 4,000 sq ft facility at Alkmaar in The Netherlands – headed up by former Zero Motorcycles and Triumph man Edwin Belonje

HAVING unveiled the revolutionary new 1190 RX at the AIMExpo at Orlando last October, Erik Buell Racing (EBR) has now confIrmed the opening of its planned European office and distribution center at Alkmaar in The Netherlands. With 450 sq m (approx 4,000 sq ft) of combined space, EBR Europe Managing Director Edwin Belonje said "now we can make real progress with setting up our dealer network in Europe”. Formerly managing director for Zero Motorcycles in Europe, and the international Sales and Marketing Manager for Triumph Motorcycles in Europe and Asia, Belonje went on to say "We started this late last year, and we have visited several prospective dealers in the Netherlands, England, Belgium and Germany. "We met with a warm reception because EBR is poised to capture a distinctive position in the market. We expect to be able to deliver the first

regular production motorcycles in March." The 1190RX deserves its description as "revolutionary". Based on its ET-V2 1190 cc liquid cooled v-twin engine, the 1190 RX weighs in at just 419 pounds, and delivers 185bhp, and an almost unprecedented 102 ft.lbs of torque – said to be one of the highest levels of peak torque ever seen on a street legal production sportsbike. With 21 traction control settings and broad torque band, the engine is said to deliver a combined highway/city fuel economy of over 40 mpg and hydrocarbon and nitrous oxide exhaust emissions that are said to be less than 25 percent of those allowed by the US Environmental Protection Agency standards (carbon monoxide emissions are said to be just 6 percent of the level allowed by US federal regulations). The company is describing the engine design as being a “breakthrough”, and race inspired handling features, all-new styling and

The acclaimed new 1190 RX features class leading weight/bhp/torque ratios and low emissions www.AMDchampionship.com

scientifically-derived aerodynamics are said to give the 1190RX what EBR is claiming to be the best “performance and driveablilty of any superbike produced by any manufacturer in the world.” Completely assembled at East Troy, Wisconsin, EBR announced a remarkably low domestic US MRSP price tag of $18,995 when it unveiled the 1190RX last year. The company has also confirmed its previously announced intention to compete in the Superbike World Championship in 2014, with Team Hero 1190RS riders Geoff May and Aaron Yates in a two-bike WSBK effort that kicks-off at the Phillip Island GP circuit near Melbourne, Australia, on February 23rd. Last year it was announced that Hero Motorcycle of India, the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, was stepping up its ambitions to become a player in the north American and European large-displacement markets by taking a major stake in Erik Buell's fledgling post-Harley race and streetbike business.

EBR's European operations are being headed up by former Zero and Triumph Motorcycles executive Edwin Belonje

EBR EUROPE Alkmaar, The Netherlands Tel: +31 72 220 24 05 Edwin.Belonje@ebr.com www.ebr.com

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NEWS BRIEFS HARLEY-DAVIDSON is leveraging social media to gauge response to an ice racing exhibition that the company sponsored at the recent X Games at Aspen, Colorado. Featuring the new Street 750 with modified tires, Harley say that the origins of ice racing can be dated back to Sweden in 1924, and that archive pictures in its museum show enthusiasts racing on frozen lakes almost a century ago. SCOTT Fischer Enterprises is to open a second Harley-Davidson dealership, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Named Duke City HarleyDavidson, the 12,000 square foot store will be some 10 miles from its existing Thunderbird HarleyDavidson location and will share its local Turquoise Trail HOG Chapter. TRIGG Trike Kit owners David and LaNell Bell of Cadiz, Kentucky, have sold their product line to Bushtec Products, who plan to relocate operations to their 50,000 square foot facility at Jacksboro, Tennessee. Reconvertible TRIGG Trike conversion kits (with reversegear capabilities) are offered for Harley, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycle models. US Trade Publication Industry Week has named Harley-Davidson’s York, Pennsylvania facility one of seven Best Plant winners. Opened in 1973 and currently with a unionized labor force of around 1,200 employees, Industry Week recognized the facility for the “lean manufacturing overhaul” that was undertaken in recent years. ILLINOIS has become the latest state to refine its dealership franchise laws preventing OEMs from forcing their dealers to relocate; reducing the control that OEMs have over dealership aftermarket parts displays (dealers can now mix aftermarket parts with OEM items and don’t have to install separate racking), and allowing Illinois dealers to source store fittings from vendors other than OEMapproved suppliers.

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Jeff Zielinski buys Badlands LEADING US motorcycle wiring specialist NAMZ Custom Cycle Products Inc. has purchased Badlands Motorcycle Products Inc. "The deal took a while to get completed, but all good things work out in the end" said NAMZ President, Jeff Zielinski. "NAMZ and Badlands have been working closely together for well over 10 years; NAMZ designs and manufactures all Badlands wiring harnesses for their modules." Badlands President, Dan Lewis, felt that NAMZ would be able to take his company to a higher level of operational excellence, improve distribution and increase productivity. "They are the best at what they do and the synergies between our companies make this deal a no brainer for NAMZ and the future of Badlands," said Dan. NAMZ will close down the Badlands location in Sparks, Nevada, and move all operations to its suburban Philadelphia facility. "We will produce the same quality

Badlands modules as they have been for the last 23 years while continuing to develop new and innovating products into the future". NAMZ is celebrating its 14th year in business providing 'World Class' Electrical Components, Fluid Transfer Lines and Custom Installation Supplies. NAMZ/Badlands products are available through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Custom Chrome, Custom Chrome Europe, Mid-USA, Midwest, J&P Cycles, Biker's Choice, Zodiac, Motorcycle Storehouse, SK Imports, V-Twin, Les Importations Thibault, and Rollie's Speed Shop in Australia.

NAMZ President, Jeff Zielinski

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The art of selling brakes IT is no surprise that if anybody can be relied upon to take “the art of selling brakes” to a new level in marketing design terms, it would have been an Italian manufacturer! In this case, it was Brembo, and the occasion was the ‘Milan Show’ (EICMA in November last year), with an avant-garde booth dripping with design loveliness that had a practical engineering message as well as intended brand status signals. With the company now firmly ensconced as a Harley-Davidson

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vendor and currently ploughing hundreds of millions of Euro into expanding their US facilities, the company pulled out all the stops at Milan to position itself as the motorcycle industry’s premium brake product manufacturer. Part meeting palace and part art gallery, Brembo’s aftermarket parts program was treated with the kind of display reverence normally associated with Europe’s collections of fashion industry designer consumer goods or crown jewels!

Our compliments to Brembo’s marketing team for delivering value from what was no doubt a substantial investment! www.brembo.com

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MaroloTest modular lift program A few months ago we reported on a new trike lift manufactured in France by MaroloTest. One of the world’s first specialty motorcycle workshop equipment manufacturers, Marolo Test was founded in 1958 when it introduced what is thought to have been the first ever motorcycle specific dynamometer – a PTW diagnostic test bench for the small cc mopeds and scooters that dominated the European market at that time. Founder Paul Marchand, who pioneered what has become an ‘everyday’ in automotive and motorcycle performance, tuning and diagnostics, and fast forward to the 21st Century and MaroloTest is still in the vanguard of motorcycle dynamometer design in conjunction with Daniel Fuchs. These days under the ownership of Jean-Luc Marchand who bought the company in 2000, the Marolo-Test offer is a turnkey motorcycle workshop solution with many patented and proprietary designs and techniques. Not least among these are their ModuLift and VariLift workshop lift programs which feature pneumatic or hydraulic power options, according to customer preference, and a materials and equipment specification which delivers ergonomic and versatile workshop space solutions. Their trike lift features a system of six removable plates for 2-, 3- or 4wheel vehicle configuration, with the Harley-Davidson Tri Glide as the blueprint for the system. MaroloTest’s specifications meet or exceed all worldwide approval standards and can be specified for US, European and other international power sources. International Sales and Marketing

New Harley trike lift

Workshop equipment specialist MaroloTest moved to Cholet, near Nantes in Western France, in 2001 and expanded the facility to 3.000 sqm in 2009

Developed in conjunction with Daniel Fuchs, ‘PowerFULL’ motorcycle and scooter dynamometers are the latest generation of safety and feature-rich dynamometer designs in a pedigree that goes back to founder Paul Marrolaud’s first moped test bench design launched in 1958

In addition to dynamometers and lifts, check out their MaroloBio program – an environmentally friendly solvent-free parts washer system that offers a cost effective alternate to the increasingly regulation-restricted issue of waste disposal.

Director Raphael Girard told AMD Magazine that “although we offer dealers the choice of pneumatic or hydraulic power, 80 percent of our sales are pneumatic because of the ease of use, reliability and costeffectiveness of pneumatic power.”

MAROLO TEST Cholet Cedex, FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)2 41 29 29 29 contact@marolotest.com www.marolotest.com

Sales & Marketing Director Raphael Girard - “Our patented ModuLift program gives motorcyle dealers access to a high quality system that maximizes return on their workshop space investment”

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Introduced in 2008, the MaroloBio parts cleaning system is a costeffective solvent-free bacteria based solution to the costs and limitations dealers are faced with when complying with workshop regulations

Dynamometer technology has come a long way since Paul Marrolaud launched what is believed to have been among the very first PTW diagnostic test benches in 1958 www.AMDchampionship.com


IronWorks publishes last issue IN an open letter to the motorcycle industry IronWorks’ Editor, Marilyn Stemp, has announced the closure of the magazine. First published in 1989 by her late husband Dennis, the last issue of the magazine will be on newsstand shelves at the end of February. Marilyn’s letter is published below in full: “It is with some sadness that I write to inform you that Hatton Brown, the publisher of IronWorks, has decided to cease publication of the title after 24 years, effective with the March 2014

issue. Some of you may have learned this news as it was ‘leaked’, and I apologize if that’s the case. It’s not what I would have chosen. As much as this represents the end of an era for the IronWorkers, it also presents an opportunity for us to express gratitude for the fulfilling work we so enjoyed and the great times spent among you, our friends in motorcycling. You allowed us to tell your stories, showcase your craftsmanship and peek behind the counters in your shops. We appreciate your support of and interest in

IronWorks over the years and prize the friendships that have been forged. I speak for the entire staff when I thank you for the many entertaining and enriching experiences IronWorks enabled. That said, I do regret not being able to follow through on some editorial plans. We’re doing our best to find placements for promised articles that remain unpublished at this time. If you are an IronWorks subscriber, you are entitled to a refund for

unfulfilled copies. You may contact Hatton Brown directly or drop me a note about this or any other concern. And do visit our new Facebook page for Iron Trader News. We’re reviving the original title that predates IronWorks to continue bringing dependable, intelligent information to bike riders everywhere. Thanks for your interest in IronWorks. It was a great ride. www.irontradernews.com

Holger Mohr replaces Tom Rudd as Küryakyn President KÜRYAKYN has begun 2014 with significant changes to key managerial positions as Tom Rudd, the company’s founder, is named as the new Chairman, and Holger Mohr takes on the role of company President, only the second person to hold the position in the company’s

history. “This move will free Tom up to focus on the next generation of products and emerging market trends for Küryakyn and other MAG brands,” said Brian Etter, President and CEO of MAG, the parent company of Küryakyn.

“Küryakyn is known for bringing innovative products to the market and I will always be looking for that gamechanging idea that everyone wants,” said Rudd, before continuing: “The team is looking forward to working with Holger during this transition.” Mohr has previously held the position of President and CEO of Custom Chrome, before joining MAG in May 2012 as VP of Business Development, where he was directly responsible for several key MAG brands, including Mustang Seats, Roland Sands Design and MAG International. “Holger’s experience and passion for our industry makes him an excellent addition to the Küryakyn family,” said Etter. “This has been an exciting ride so far,” said Mohr. “The explosion of the RSD apparel

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and hard parts lines has been great to be a part of, and Mustang is really on the move… 2014 should be an exciting year for both these brands. Now I am really looking forward to kicking Küryakyn into overdrive!” Company President, Holger Mohr

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


MID-USA Motorcycle Parts HAZELWOOD, Missouri based distributor MID-USA Motorcycle Parts has an updated 2014 edition of its "En-Cycle-Pedia" available for its dealers, and with it the company inviting you to "expand not only your horizons, but your bottom line as well". Recent new parts introductions include OEM replacement

swingarms for 1989/1999 Softail frames, and an exclusive line of moly coated 96 and 103 cubic inch standard compression replacement pistons that use stock Hastings rings. Manufactured to factory specifications they ship with wrist pin and clips. The company has also updated its custom rear fender program,

introduced some custom oil gauges, 'Speedline' passenger footboards and fork panel accent strips, in addition to oldstyle vintage-look mini ED air cleaners and billet oil coolers that are available in choice of chrome or black. MID-USA MOTORCYCLE PARTS www.mid-usa.com

Bitubo enters custom shock market EUROPE in general, and Italy in particular, have long been internationally regarded as a 'hot-bed' of motorcycle suspension design and engineering excellence. The race pedigree of its suspension manufacturers needs little boosting, and the market leading suspension technologies that the demands of the track have had on the handling solutions developed there have been market defining. One of the leading Italian manufacturers is Bitubo. Founded in 1963, the company's core expertise was vibration dampening of all kinds - from systems for oceanic platforms and naval engines, right through to the precise micro applications and sensitivities required for markets such as seismic dampers and even artificial limbs. In 1975 the company entered the motorcycle market with a now iconic design of a pair of shock absorbers connected by two compensating rubber tubes - hence 'BiTubo' ... geddit? By the late 1970s the company was starting to win world championships, since then having racked-up literally dozens of Italian and international race successes.

In 1992 the company introduced a first patented product, steering dampers with a Nitrogen compensating coaxial chamber; a year later it introduced its "big piston" system, the world's first front fork with a separate chamber; then 1998 saw the launch of what was considered to be the revolutionary Mono 4 Regolazoni rear shock - a concept that Bitubo says is still a suspension technology benchmark. Since then, Bitubo has patented an innovative 'FPS' hydraulic system for fork cartridges (said to be the first with hydraulic spring preload) and two years ago introduced what is said to have been the first semi-active electroereological system for suspension (ER) and its first adaptive suspension (DS) system. These days, their range includes more than 400 models available for super bikes, touring bikes and scooters, and in November 2013 Managing Director Gianni Mardollo unveiled their entry into the Harley-Davidson aftermarket and cruiser twin rear shocks market. The range includes replacement and upgrade

Gianni Mardollo, Managing Director of Italian suspension specialist BITUBO, told AMD Magazine that "although our focus has always been on sports bike, street bike, and race suspension, we have all the components, advanced manufacturing processes and expertise to produce excellent shocks for the Harley afermarket, and cruiser and custom V-twin markets."

For performance applications, Bitubo WMT rear twinshocks are said to offer "maximum personalization through adjustments to the model-specific calibration and length." Fully rebuildable, Bitubo say these shocks have been developed for high performance and touring bike applications.

fitments for XL 883 and 1200 Sportsters, V-Rods, tourers, Softails and Dynas. Available with or without chrome covers, and in a choice of spring colors, the line was picked up very quickly by German distributor W&W Cycles (as announced in AMD Magazine last month) and includes upside down as well as conventional compression shocks. Highly adjustable with tuned and matched internal hydraulics and linear or progressive springs according to the vehicle application, Bitubo say their shock absorbers are easily serviced with parts kits available for each fitment. www.bitubo.com

Bitubo's adjustable WME shock absorbers are available with or without chrome covers, and in a choice of spring color and finish, twin shocks are said to improve riding comfort and vehicle control thanks to their "internal hydraulic system and fitment-specific linear or progressive springs"

Specifically for softail style bikes, these "upside down" shocks feature a chromed steel alloy main body, spring preload adjustment system, 14mm steel rods with a nitrogen pressurized coaxial chamber; available in pre-year 2000 and 2000 and up versions

PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

Bitubo are offering replacement and upgrade shock absorbers for most of the best selling Harley-Davidson models, including Sportster, V-Rod, Tourer and Big Twin (Softail and Dyna) platforms

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Rekluse Harley clutch packs

Rekluse EXP automatic clutch pack for 1998 and up Big Twins

operating temperatures, and that the highly durable plates eliminate basket notching. www.rekluse.com

AIMExpo to be four days in 2014 THE AIMExpo, Orlando (October 16 - 19) has cut back its duration by a day in response to exhibitor feedback. As a part of its ambition to bring ‘Cologne’ (INTERMOT) and ‘Milan’ (EICMA) combination B2B and B2C thinking to the domestic US Powersports market, AIMExpo followed the five-day ‘European model’, but that proved a step too far for an

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American exhibitor community that has traditionally been accustomed to three day expo formulas. Overall the initial reaction to AIMExpo was very positive, for a first year event, but the duration was one of the primary concerns voiced by its inaugural exhibitors. Citing increased efficiency and cost effectiveness for exhibitors, Marketplace Events, which organised the show, say they had 392 exhibitors in 2013 and with over 200 already booked for October 2014 they expect to surpass that. The event’s industry education program, the PowerSports Business Institute, is set to make a return following a well received first year, with media

partner Motorcycle & Powersports News (Babcox Media’s re-badged Motorcycle Product News/MPN) confirmed

as publisher of the show guides. www.aimexpousa.com

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Sources: The Bradley Report, AMD Magazine, Big Bike Europe, MIC, AMA, PSB, Dealernews

BOISE, Idaho based clutch manufacturer Rekluse is launching clutch packs for Harley-Davidson models in March. Best known for their compact autoclutch kits and offroad clutch products, Rekluse is introducing two clutch pack versions – the EXP, which is an auto clutch product, and the TorqDrive for manual clutches; both for Big Twin Harley models 1998 and up. The EXP is said to deliver up to 17 percent more torque capacity (with OEM lever pull) and give up to 17 percent lighter lever pull for OEM torque Rekluse TorqDrive manual clutch capacity. pack for 1998 and up Big Twins Rekluse say the results are easier shifting, smoother take-offs and improved traction and low speed manoeuvrability. The company says that this highly durable clutch pack is fully tuneable to suit rider preferences and eliminates stalling. The Rekluse TorqDrive is said to deliver up to 56 percent more torque capacity (with OEM lever pull) and up to 34 percent lighter lever pull with OEM torque capacity. The company says that the benefits include smoother engagement and lower


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Midwest Motorcycle Supply PEVELEY, Missouri based Midwest Motorcycle Supply say their 2014 catalog “provides what matters most in this economy, all the essentials at a frugal price, plus our own proprietary Ultima Products, including our Ultima engine family.” The company says that its Ultima engines show up in world class custom bike competions, are

rigorously campaigned in 6,000lb sled-pulls by Iron Horse Racing and drag races by Chariots of Fire Racing. Available in a “multitude of displacements” from 100 to 140 cubic inches, and finishes such as Diamond Cut, Black Gem, polished and black powder coated, Midwest say they are “truly beauty meets the beast.” The Ultima program also includes

carburetors and complete carburetor kits, and drive train products such as

Ultima 3.35 inch and 2 inch belt drives and transmissions. MidWest say that these are “rugged long lasting units available for Evo Softail, Twin Cam and Evo Dynas and that complete drive train packages are available including the Ultima 6 RSD or LSD transmissions, powerful ThunderFire starter motors and ThunderVolt AGM batteries. www.midwestmc.net

100 years of industry representation THE Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. First incorporated as the Motorcycle Manufacturer’s Association in 1914, the name changed to include allied trades and then again to include scooters before becoming the MIC in 1969 when it merged with the California based Motorcycle Safety Council. The organization initially offered and then dissolved an Associate Member Class for dealers, bringing it back a year ago under the presidency of Tim Buche, who took over from Alan Isley in 1996. Although such a role is never going to be straightforward, ex-Suzuki man Buche is widely respected for his executive management of the MIC, not least through the recent downturn, ATV lead content issues and the dramatic growth and decline seen in powersport vehicle sales since the early to mid 1990’s. The MIC board consists of 12 members, six of whom are elected, with six appointed by the motorcycle manufacturers and distributors who pay membership dues based on powersport vehicle sales market share. Last year saw Polaris/Victory motorcycle man (and former racer and trainer) Mark Blackwell take over from

Larry Little as MIC Board Chairman. Commenting on the anniversary, Blackwell said that “this is not only a proud moment for everybody who has been a part of the MIC, it’s also significant for the motorcycle community as a whole. “As we celebrate this milestone, it’s important to remember that from the very beginning, the MIC’s mission has been to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling – and we look forward to continuing with that mission into our next century.” In addition to Tim Buche, today’s MIC executive staff includes General Counsel Paul Vitrano, Senior Vice President of Government Relations Kathy Van Kleeck, Senior Vice President of Member Relations Scot Begovich, Vice President Pamela Arnette and Vice President of Research Pat Murphy, along with a staff of 20. “The MIC’s hundredth anniversary actually coincides with another landmark event,” said Buche. “The 1914 transcontinental ride of motorcyclist Erwin ‘Canon Ball’ Baker”. Now, one hundred years later, the MIC will officially

Living in a material world STRICTLY speaking, manufacturing motorcycle gaskets isn’t rocket science, but science it certainly is – and even as a non-engineer I’ve learnt from many of my betters in this industry that Ralph Cholez: "We invest heavily in developing materials science is proprietary materials and processes - our FoaMet the alpha and the gasket material has advanced properties to omega of durability increase durability and sealing integrity under all and performance. conditions" The reputation that James Gaskets has for product quality needs no introduction or endorsement from me, but sometimes it is easy to underestimate the lengths that the top echelon of product manufacturers in our industry routinely go to in creating and maintaining their reputations. At Big Bike Europe last year, I had the pleasure of falling into conversation with James Gaskets’ VP Ralph Cholez, and while at best only every third or fourth word worked for me, it is quite clear that the materials science and engineering that goes on behind the façade of their discreet Dayton, Nevada factory certainly works for dealers and riders. The subject of conversation was their FoaMet gasket material, which in recent years has been acclaimed as one of the most advanced

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Don Emde is to lead a recreation of Erwin ‘Cannon Ball’ Baker’s 1914 transcontinental ride in May this year

support the May 2014 Cannon Ball Project, a recreation of Baker’s famous ride led by MIC board Member Don Emde.

Big Twin 'FoaMet' metal NBR-coated primary cover seal kits for superior high and low temperature tolerances and oil/gas resistance

developments in sealing technology. Basically it is an NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber) coating which, depending on the application, is applied either to an SAE 5052 Aluminum or SAE 1010 steel. Proven in a wide range of sealing application, NBR is a family of unsaturated copolymers of 2-propenenitrile and various butadiene monomers (I did warn you about understanding only one in three words!). The physical and chemical properties vary depending on the polymers nitrile composition, but this form of synthetic rubber, which is essentially what it is, is noted for its resistance to hydrocarbons (oil and gas) and other chemicals. Widely used in the automotive and aeronautical industries, Ralph told me that its wide range of temperature tolerance (-40 to 108 degrees centigrade) makes it a durable and reliable addition to the range of gasket material options that the company uses. www.jamesgaskets.com www.AMDchampionship.com


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RSD introduces Del Mar package with new finish ROLAND Sands Design has created the Del Mar parts package of wheels, disc, pulley, and air cleaner and is offering it with a new finish too – Contrast Ops. The triple machined Del Mar wheel is the lightest so far produced by the company and uses a combination of Black Ops and Contrast Cut finishes to give the Contrast Ops look. ROLAND SANDS DESIGN Los Alamitos, California, USA Tel: 562 493 5297 info@rolandsands.com www.rolandsands.com

T-Series long block engines for Touring chassis S&S CYCLE has created long block versions of its T-Series engines for use in 2007 and later Bagger models. The T111, T124, and T124LC long block engines will bolt into stock Touring chassis. The T111 is described by S&S as the ultimate performance engine, while the T124 is suitable for a hot rod bagger. The T124LC is a slightly lower compression version of the T124 that is ideally suited for heavier bikes and trikes, as well as being more tolerant of variations in fuel quality. T-Series long block engines have the same performance as the company’s T-Series engines for ‘99-’06 HarleyDavidson Big Twins, but are built with the new S&S Super Stock T2 crankcases for 2007-later baggers. The cylinder heads on these engines are specially machined to compensate for the non-stock cylinder length. As a result, they are compatible with manifolds and throttle bodies with stock length intake runners. In addition, the breather vent bolt locations have been

adjusted so they are in the stock location, so stock style air cleaner back plates will bolt up to these engines. The S&S long block engines come without fuel systems, but the company recommends an S&S throttle body and a Dynojet Power Vision tuner. The motors also require an oil line kit for installation. S&S CYCLE La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 608 627 1497 sscust@sscycle.com www.sscycle.com

Heavy duty ModuLift 2000 FRENCH specialist workshop equipment manufacturer Marolo Test, which has been designing and manufacturing equipment for motorcycle workshops since 1958, has introduced a new lift based on its patented ModuLift technology. The ModuLift 2000 MOH has been especially designed for heavy vehicles such as trikes and ATVs from the likes of Polaris, Can Am, and Yamaha. With a capacity of two tons and versatile modular platform system, the new lift has a raising height of 1.7m, allowing technicians to work under the vehicle in safe and ergonomically efficient conditions. Features on the new lift include two modular platforms measuring 450 x 2,600mm, an overall width of between 1,400mm (closed position) and 2,000mm (open position), two removable plates in the middle of each platform to improve access to the vehicle, a double-safety on each of the

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hydraulic jacks (as required by the demanding CE standards), and a variable location control unit for installation convenience. MAROLO TEST Cholet Cedex, FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)2 41 29 29 29 contact@marolotest.com www.marolotest.com

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Paughco Touring slip-ons PAUGHCO is now offering high-performance slip-on mufflers for use on â&#x20AC;&#x2122;95 and later Touring models. The 3in diameter mufflers feature a 20in long 2in internal diameter corrugated high-flow baffle. The slip-ons are fitted with black or chrome end caps, which can be ordered with either an internal or external bevel. Paughco also provides the option to order the complete assembly in black. PAUGHCO Carson City, Nevada, USA Tel: 775 246 5738 info@paughco.com www.paughco.com

Hawg Halter trees for â&#x20AC;&#x2122;14 Touring models HAWG Halters is now shipping a version of its X23 triple trees, which have been designed to allow a 23in wheel to be used on 2014 Touring models, while maintaining correct steering geometry. The X23 kit is said by Hawg Halters to incorporate and enhance the updated triple clamp design from H-D to provide maximum fork rigidity and superior handling response. It is a bolt-on kit that positions the front wheel approximately 2in forward, does not require fork extensions, uses stock length fork covers, maintains a fully functional fork lock, does not need a raked head light bezel kit, and includes fork travel limiters. The X23 is available in machined or black finishes. Following the introduction of the latest version of the X23 kit, Hawg Halters is now able to offer

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complete 23in conversion kits that include X23 triple trees, custom HHI fender brackets, wrap around, US made, one-piece fenders in raw or black, brake lines, custom 23in wheel and tire combinations that include matching floating brake rotors in 11.8, 13in, and 18in configurations and DOT approved brake lines. HAWG HALTERS INC Dahlonega, Georgia, USA Tel: 706 864 7800 Fax: 706 864 5843 info@hawghalters.com www.hawghalters.com 2014 Street Glide with the X23 kit installed including custom fender and billet mounts, custom Renegade wheel, and matching floating brake rotors, HHI four-piston brake caliper upgrade

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SuperTrapp Road Legends Baffled FLH Phantom Pipe SUPERTRAPP’S Paul Yaffedesigned, Road Legends Baffled FLH Phantom Pipe is said by the company to be a quieter, baffled pipe derived from its original Phantom Pipe. The new design, finished in black ceramic, is a 2-into-1 pipe with a decorative SuperTrapp's 2014 catalog also domino-dot engraved billet includes their Jaybrake, Jardine, end cap, and includes four- Kerker and Fluidyne/EPS Racing product lines The Road Legends Baffled FLH piece stylized chrome heat Phantom Pipe fits ’86 – ’13 Baggers. In shields. The Road Legends Baffled FLH Phantom Pipe extends past the rear foot addition, the Road Legends Phantom II Pipe is peg to prevent the pillion from being burnt by the pipe available for Softails and Dynas, and the Original Phantom Pipe fits Softails and Customs. or affected by heat from the end of the pipe.

HardDrive expands parts range HARDDRIVE, Western Power Sports' (WPS) V-twin division, has expanded its range of parts, created specifically for the V-twin market. Among the new additions to the parts range are custom gas caps. Designed to match the newly launched grips and pegs, the gas caps are available in three styles and two finishes. For us on ’96 onward HardDrive shift pegs match the designs of the footpegs and grips

SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216 265 8400 Fax: 216 265 0130 sales@SuperTrapp.com www.SuperTrapp.com The range of custom parts offered by HardDrive continues with the company’s air cleaner assemblies. The high flow air cleaners are available in styles that match the HardDrive wheel designs. Machined from billet aluminum, the air cleaners feature a breather system integrated into the backing plate. Due to the increased airflow when the air cleaners are used, HardDrive recommends that they are used with a rejetted carb or with a fuel tuner and fuel injected bikes. The air cleaner can be ordered in chrome or black, and in Luck, Flow or Revolver designs to fit all Big Twins ’91’13, and Touring models ‘08-up with throttle-by-wire. Also designed to match the HardDrive wheels are the company’s two-piece brake rotors. They are

The custom grip line by HardDrive is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and finished with a knurled rubber grip surface. Finishes and designs are offered to match the pegs and gas caps, and for both cable and throttle-by-wire applications.

The Shock gas cap from HardDrive match the design of the company’s pegs and grips

The billet aluminum grips from HardDrive have a knurled rubber covering

applications, and for models with left side gas gauge a dummy cap or cap with low fuel indicator LED is available. The HardDrive two-piece brake rotors are offered in designs that match the company’s wheels

available in black or chrome, and 11.5in sized for front left and right use and rear use on ‘00-‘13 models (except ‘08-up Touring, Trike, Springers and ‘06-up Dyna front), and 11.8in sized for ‘08-‘13 Touring, Trike (front only ), and ‘06-up Dyna (front only). The Shock footpegs from HardDrive are one of three designs available

Available in a choice of black or chrome finishes, and Shock, Dash or Throttle styles, the HardDrive footpegs are machined from billet aluminum and fit all H-D models with the exception of the Sportster 48. Matching HardDrive shifter pegs are also offered by HardDrive.

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The Revolver is one of the air cleaner designs that match the HardDrive range of wheels

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New products from Drag Specialties DRAG Specialties is now offering 50-spoke wheels for use on FL models. The wheels are built using straight, radial-laced, 3⁄8in, polished stainless steel spokes, chrome billet hubs and chromed aluminum softlip rims. They are supplied sealed so that tubeless tires can be used.

switches, colored wiring and all necessary mounting hardware. The Duet handlebar switch kits are available in black or chrome. Completing the latest additions to the Drag Specialties range is the company’s lining kit for its own stretch FL saddlebags, which fit both the bags and lids. The lining kit comes in basic black and is pre-cut to size, includes a rigid panel to create a smooth, flat bottom, and installs with a pressure-sensitive adhesive on the back for easy peel-and-stick application.

The 50-spoke wheels from Drag Specialties are available for FL applications

Available in 21in or 23in sizes in both single or dual disc for front wheel use they fit ‘08-‘13 FLTR, FLHT, FLHR, FLHX, and H-D FL trike, with or without ABS, and the rear wheels are available in 18in for ‘09-‘13 FLTR, FLHT, FLHR, and FLHX with or without ABS and ‘09-‘14 trikes.

Barracuda mirror extenders for Victory Motorcycles

BARRACUDA Custom Accessories has expanded its range of custom accessories for Victory motorcycles with the introduction of chrome plate and black powder coated mirror extender sets. The extenders, designed to add height and/or move the mirrors outward, are machined from 6061T6 billet aluminum. The 1in extender will move stock mirrors upwards and/or outwards. Aftermarket mirrors will only be moved upwards since most do not have the same type of threaded end going into the mirror itself.

The stretch FL saddlebag lining kits are pre-cut for correct fit

Drag Specialties’ Duet handlebar switch kits are available in chrome or black

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

A new handlebar switch option from Drag Specialties is its Duet kit, which features custom CNC-cut billet aluminum housings. The kits include two stainless steel, all-weather, 12v momentary mini

DRAG SPECIALTIES EUROPE Konz, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)6501 9695 2000 www.partseurope.eu

BARRACUDA CUSTOM ACCESSORIES St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Tel: 877 337 4177 stevem@barracudacustom.com www.BarracudaCustom.com

Jim Nasi EFI throttle body cover JIM Nasi Customs now has in production EFI throttle body covers, which help tidy up the bike’s engine. The cover is designed to be installed after an aftermarket air cleaner has been fitted leaving the throttle body and wiring exposed. The cover fits 2008-current throttle-by-wire H-D Touring models. It is available for both round style air cleaners and 90 degree elbow air cleaners, and has a paintable base with chrome fins.

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A new brand of German made custom parts designed and produced by sport and street bike specialist ABM THE German motorcycle market has always had a strong "cross-over" habit. Independent custom shops there have always had a "tribal" allegiance to their aircooled v-twin mission, but the definition of that mission isn't as blinkered in Germany as it has been, historically, in some markets. Making any bike look better, handle better, or go faster is 'righteous', regardless of the platform. That's not to say that the custom shops there (and elsewhere in Europe) don't focus and spend most of

Christian Melhorn took over the running of ABM from his father Juergen in 2010. Until the recent launch of their "Wunderkind" custom v-twin parts program the focus had been on sports and street bike parts

Air Filter with K&N filter, high flow and low-noise technology

their time on Harleys and air-cooled custom bikes, they do, but as has been seen by the evolution of customizing in Europe, ever since cross-over from the streetfighter scene radically accelerated development in the 1990s, dealers there are quite happy to take inspiration from other markets and other motorcycling traditions. Footrests with choice of detailing/accents

top-end precision machining, weight saving materials applications and ergonomic design credentials. Founded in 1985, ABM have been sitting at Europe's sport and street bike parts and accessory manufacturing table ever since. Last year he unveiled'WUNDERKIND' ("Miracle Child"), a line of custom parts and accessories developed with Martin Tischer, and based on ABMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sport bike Signature triple trees

It is no surprise therefore to find that the reverse has recently started to happen in the vendor community. With the sport and street bike markets coming under unprecedented pressure in recent years, many mainstream parts and accessory designers are now looking to leverage their reputations for race-bred track-grade sports bike parts manufacturing in the air-cooled custom parts market. One such is ABM in Germany. When it comes to This CNC machined dash takes OE Harley or Koso gauges

experience, and seen here on the project Dyna Streetbob that the company took on the European expo circuit last year. The initial product line, launched last summer, includes a CNC machined aluminum dash board that takes Harley or replacement gauges; adjustable footrest with choice of detailing; replacement horn and cover kit; an air cleaner, with K&N filter, that is said to deliver increased power due to "inverted technology" that gives improved breathing without loss of suction power and low-noise due to Passive Noise Cancellation technology; and advanced triple tree systems that have been a centre-piece of ABMs sport and street bike programs for more that 25 years. www.wunderkind-custom.com

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Horn kit - replacement horn and cover for 2006 for Big Twins

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New lines stocked at W&W AMONG the new lines now being carried by German parts and accessories distributor W&W is the aluminum swingarm by K&J. Manufactured in Germany from 57 x 37mm 6T5 aluminum, the polished swingarm is designed for stock or similar

now available from W&W, is a bolt-on installation for Shovelheads ‘70-’84. One of the smallest parts in the W&W range is the Cannonball manifold clamp bolt. The replacement hex head bolts add classic style to a manifold clamp by replacing the stock Allen head bolts. The hex head bolts from W&W replace the stock Allen head bolts on manifold clamps to give a more classic look

The K&J box section aluminum swingarm fits ‘73-’84 Big Twin four-speed application

sized wheels and tire applications, and the shock linkage, chain guard mounts and brake anchor tab correspond to the original part on four-speed Big Twins ‘73-‘84. A 19mm wheel axle and chain tensioners are included with the swingarm. Two new Chez-made exhaust muffler options are now being sold by W&W. Both are handmade from chrome plated steel. The first design is a custom version of the muffler used on the Ariel Red Hunter, and it has a fishtail end piece. The second

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

The BSA style muffler from W&W is a universal fit

A fishtail finishes the universal fit reproduction Ariel Red Hunter muffler

is an adaptation of the classic BSA design. Both exhausts have been modified slightly from the originals to allow universal fitment. Created by W&W’s own Wrecking Crew, the ‘Knee-Saver’ air cleaner has been designed for use on an S&S Super E or G carb on Knuckleheads and Panheads, and once installed it allows the rider’s right knee to be brought in closer to the bike. The low profile teardrop air cleaner features a shortened cover and a modified base plate to reduce the overall height by 25 mm. Throwback MC Parts has a one-piece front belt pulley cover that fits alternator type Shovelheads equipped with a 1.5in belt drive. The cover, which is www.AMDchampionship.com

The ‘Knee-Saver’ air cleaner kit is 25mm narrower than a standard S&S Teardrop air cleaner

Throwback MC Parts one-piece front belt pulley cover fits alternator type Shovelheads

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Zodiac expands product range FOLLOWING on form Primo Rivera launching its Primo HD Xtreme digital camera in the USA, Zodiac is now able to offer it to European customers. Described as the most advanced and complete action sports camera system available, it has been designed for use by motorcyclists and is capable of creating 1080P video of extreme sports activities with the latest generation of image processor for shooting 1080p/960p/720p high-definition video and 8.0 mega pixel photos. Features of the camera include a built-in battery to allow for 2.5 hours recording and comes with an extra piggyback style battery pack that allows for another 2.5 hours recording. Also included are a remote control, which works up to 50ft in any angle,

The Superchips Vigilante EZ EFI Tuner connects to the bike’s diagnostic plug to allow tuning of the EFI system

The riser mount LED warning light mount bracket from Black Duck is available in a choice of chrome, black, satin brass or 24-carat gold

The Primo HD Xtreme digital sports camera was developed by Rivera Primo to meet the needs of motorcyclists

is simple to use with only three buttons to start and stop filming, take stills and control the laser targeting system. The camera is wi-fi prepared, and the included wifi back that allows control of the camera with an App on a smartphone and uploading of photos and videos to the Internet. The camera attaches with the included mounts on virtually any surface, including helmets, flat surfaces, dash panels, handlebars, and other options. The included waterproof housing protects the Primo HD Xtreme from all types of weather including rain, sleet and snow. A new range of parts from Zodiac is the line of parts and accessories from Black Duck. Based in Spain, Black Duck precision-machines and finishes its parts and accessories in a choice of chrome, black, satin brass or 24-carat gold. The range of Black Duck parts currently consists of knurled foot pegs, shifter pegs and handlebar grips, ignition cover, gas tank and oil tank Points covers are included in the new parts range from Spanish company Black Duck

A top motor mount speedo bracket is one of the many small parts made by Black Duck

caps, fork tube and steering head plugs, and cylinder head bolt covers. Apart from these, Black Duck also has a trick and minimalistic design bracket that bolts straight onto the top motor mount of 1995 to present Sportster models to host the stock ignition switch, stock warning light cluster and stock speedometer. Another small item is its LED equipped warning light cluster that fits between the upper and lower sections of the handlebar riser clamps on most Harley models. A new tuning option for fuel injected Harleys now being offered by Zodiac is the Superchips Vigilante EZ EFI Tuner. The Tuner is said to improve engine performance and drivability, reduce engine temperature and remove exhaust pop, as well as working with most popular exhaust systems, cold air

intakes and high-flow air filters. Installation is simply a case of connecting the EZ Tuner to the bike’s diagnostic plug and then connecting that to a computer with internet access. A search menu is then used to find the right tuning configuration for the bike. It is easy to use, flexible and powerful and also allows to read and clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). The Vigilante EZ, which features a back-lit LCD screen, rubberized case, chrome navigation pad and a factory grade diagnostic cable that connects to the bike, can also be used to read and clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). The EZ ‘marries’ with the bikes ECU and also allows users to return to the stock tune within seconds. One version of the Vigilante EZ is available to work with J-1850 Data Bus system found on ‘04 – ‘13 Sportster, ‘01 – ‘11 Softail, ‘02 – ‘13 Touring, ‘02 to present V-Rod and ‘04 – ‘12 Dyna models, and a second version works with the CAN Bus system on ‘12 to present Softail, ‘13 to present Dyna, ‘14 to present Sportster and ‘14 to present Touring models. Now also available through Zodiac, ACCEL’s Stealth Super Coils for Twin Cams eliminate the need for spark plug wires by mounting the coil directly to the spark plug. A cast aluminum cover holds the coil in place and acts as a functional heat sink, filling the gap as if there is no spark plug at all. All wiring is hidden in the fins of the head for a clean and custom look. The Stealth Super Coils are available in black or silver that matches stock Harley engine colors. The coils are available to fit ‘02 – ‘08 fuel injected Touring models, and fuel injected Softails ‘01 to present, Dyna ‘04 to present and Touring models ‘09 to present. ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL Mijdrecht, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)297 288 621 sales@zodiac.nl www.zodiac.nl

ACCEL Stealth Super Coils eliminate the need for spark plug wires by mounting the coil directly to the spark plug on Twin Cam applications

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Tucker Rocky expands product line TUCKER Rocky has launched a new catalog for its V-twin product range brand Biker’s Choice. New brands added now available in 2014 through Biker’s Choice include: Metzeler, Pirelli, Thundermax, Superchips, Danny Gray, Tom Tom, M6 Chain Tensioners, Biker’s Choice Fork Boots, and Conely’s. Having been established in 1971, Biker’s Choice is now the exclusive distributor of GoPro, and has added over 5,000 new SKUs for 2014. Tracker big bore risers

Pro Taper Tracker handlebars

Among the new product additions for 2014 are the Pro Taper Tracker handlebars constructed specifically for use on American V-twin bikes. Two bends are being offered, Outlaw and TT. Both options are available in silver or black and the 5 ⁄32in thick wall tubing tapers from 1-1⁄2in to 1in. The Pro Taper Tracker ‘bars are available with either three pre-drilled holes for use with stock controls or center only for custom applications. To work with the Pro Taper handlebars, Biker’s Choice is offering Tracker big bore risers. Two heights are available; 2-1⁄2in or 4-1⁄2in, in raw, black, or chrome. The Twin Power brand is another part of Tucker Rocky’s operation, which features in the Biker’s Choice catalog, and in that range the company has the Feuling Super Scavenger oil pump. For use on Twin Cam engines it is said to provide an increased scavenge-to-pressure volume ratio. It is manufactured using the same 7075 billet material and specifications as the Feuling Race Series oil pumps, but featuring a thinner pressure housing. Two versions are available; for ‘99-‘06 (except 2006 Dyna), and ‘07-‘13 (including 2006 Dyna)

TUCKER ROCKY Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tel: 817 258 9000 tuckerrocky@tuckerrocky.com www.tuckerrocky.com

Feuling Super Scavenger oil pump

JMR fabrication PM Drive Cover line table TRICK Tools’ new addition to its range of welding tables is the JMR fabrication table. The new table features a 36 x 48in slotted steel top surface that accepts threaded T-nuts, the same as those used on a drill press or mill, for maximum flexibility in work-piece holding. Underneath the table’s work surface there is a hitch framework to mount accessories such as a tubing bender, notcher, bench grinder, vise, or other tools. The tray underneath also allows for storage of supplies, including the 1⁄2in T-slot hold down kit and 90-degree slotted angle plate that is included with the table.

FOLOWING the success of its Scallop cover Line, Performance Machine has introduced the Drive cover Line of rocker box, cam, derby, inspection and transmission covers. The new covers feature hot rod inspired styling with ‘speed’ lines that start and finish with a modest bevel to the corners. PERFORMANCE MACHINE La Palma CA, USA +1 714 523 3000 sales@performancemachine.com www.performancemachine.com

Rockerbox cover

6-speed transmission cover

MAG EUROPE www.mageurope.eu

TRICK TOOLS Pella, Iowa, USA Tel: 641 628 3860 sales@trick-tools.com www.trick-tools.com

5-speed transmission cover

Cam cover

Inspection cover

Derby cover

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Metalsport extends wheel blank program

Rivera Primo Phase 2 HedLED

METALSPORT has extended its wheel blanks program to include both 26in and 30in blanks. The new wheel blanks are for builders who want to cut their own designs. It is not only blanks that Metalsport has available in the larger sizes. The company is continuing to work with custom automotive stylist and builder Chip Foose, who has created the Outkast wheel design for Metalsport. It is one of six designs from Foose available from Metalsport in 26in and 30in sizes. Metalsport’s extensive range of 26in and 30in wheel finish options include chrome or black anodized with machined in contrasting designs and three different dimensions, 2D, 2D with 3D cut and full profile 3D. The company also has Vee Rubber tires in stock in 26in and 30in sizes for the front and 310mm and 360mm wide for the rear, as well as a variety of other sizes.

RIVERA Primo is continuing to expand its electrical offerings with the introduction of its new Phase 2 HedLED 7in headlamp. The idea behind the introduction of the new light was to create a headlamp that could be used on anything from a 2014 Touring model to a ‘50s Panhead FL. The new light draws less current than an incandescent lamp, allowing it to be used with both charging systems and newer high-output systems. It also incorporates Rivera Primo’s LED turn signals, an ultra bright LED high and low beam and a glass lens. The light is DOT and EU compliant.

METALSPORT WHEELS Southgate, California, USA Tel: 562 776 9594 info@metalsportwheeels.com www.metalsportwheels.com

RIVERA PRIMO Whittier, California, USA Tel: 562 907 2600 info1@riveraprimoinc.com www.riveraprimoinc.com


Remus exhaust for 2014 Softail

REMUS has introduced a line of custom slip-on exhaust mufflers for the Harley-Davidson Softail range. The custom mufflers can be ordered either with or without the Remus MCS-system, which is used to remotely alter the level of the exhaustsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; volume. Both versions of the new slip-on from Remus include a catalytic converter and the choice of a chrome or black stainless steel finish. The exhausts are supplied without end caps, and customers have a choice of six end cap designs; Slash Cut, Perforated, Tapered, Straight End, Rolled Up, and Sniper. Dyno testing of the Remus mufflers has shown increases in both power and torque over the stock system. The Remus slip-ons are available to fit the Softail Deluxe, Slim, Cross Bones, and Blackline.

REMUS INNOVATION Baernbach, AUSTRIA Tel: +43 3142 69000 office@remus.at www.remus.at


BDL Competitor clutch for Sportsters THE latest Competitor clutch from BDL – the CC-140-BB – has been developed specifically for use in Sportster clutch baskets from ’91 onwards. The company states that its patented Ball Bearing lockup clutch pressure plate will handle all stock applications. The Ball Bearing technology used by BDL is claimed to significantly lighten clutch pull at the lever while providing smooth, slip free lock-up. Each unit incorporates a designated number of steel ball bearings set in a model specific diaphragm assembly. The Ball Bearing lock-up conversion assembly replaces the factory

pressure plate, springs and hub. BELT DRIVES LTD Anaheim, CA 92807 Tel: 714-693-1313 bdlusa@aol.com www.beltdrives.com

Custom ‘bars from Misfit MISFIT’S latest addition to its growing parts line is a range of custom handlebars for Harley Bagger models. Two designs are available; the Street Rage bars, which are 12in high and offered in a choice of black or chrome, and the Brawler bars also in a choice of black or chrome and also 8in or 14in heights. Both styles are made with swedged tubing steeping down to 1in diameter to allow stock controls to be used.

The handlebars are set up for both fly-by-wire and throttle cable applications, as well as for zheated grips. MISFIT BAGGERS Plano, Texas, USA Tel: 877 647 3489 chris@misfitindustries.net www.misfitindustries.net


Victory wheels and exhaust from RC Components RC COMPONENTS is now catering to the specific needs of Victory motorcycle owners with the introduction of both wheels and exhausts for the bikes. A new product for 2014 is the Raider wheel for Victory applications. It features a unique straight spoke design that extends out onto the rim lip. A

Torsion

Raider

second new wheel option is the Torsion, which is described as a classic five-spoke design with a twist. Like the Raider, the spokes of the Torsion are extended onto the rim lip. Both wheel designs can be ordered in a choice of chrome or black eclipse finish, and are offered with matching Airstrike air cleaner, rotors, pulleys and sprockets. The production of Victory specific parts continues at RC Components with the launch of the RCXExhaust 4in slip-on mufflers for fitment on the Victory

Cross Roads and Cross Country. The new mufflers have a 4in diameter body and can be combined with a chrome or black ceramic finish. RC COMPONENTS Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Tel: 270 842 6000 Fax: 270 842 9527 rcc@rccomponents.com www.rccomponents.com


Bastarda senza Gloria

One of the smaller classes at the 2013 World Championship of Custom Bike Building was the Retro Modified class. However, that did not detract from the quality of bikes entered, as can be seen with the winning bike – Gloria from Inglourious Basterds Cycles, Italy

The team from Inglourious Basterds Cycles were the first custom shop to win the newly introduced Retro Modified class

Written by Duncan Moore: duncan@dealer-world.com • Photo credit: Frank Sander

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T the 2013 World Championship of Custom Bike Building a new class was introduced – Retro Modified – defined as “Any modified bike, with any drivetrain on any chassis configuration manufactured prior to 1984. Must be based on a pre-1984 engine, and styled to have the appearance of a motorcycle manufactured prior to 1984. Use of some contemporary parts/design elements is permitted.” One of the small number of builders to take up the challenge of the new class was Italy’s Inglourious Basterds Cycles, with Bastarda Senza Gloria. Named after the landlady of the shop the business was originally set up in, the build was interrupted in

the very beginning when she decided she no longer wanted the shop to be run from her premises, hence the title given to the bike. The first part of the project, begun in the business’ first workshop, was the engine build, which combines a ’79 FX Shovelhead bottom end and crankcases with the barrels and heads from a ’48 Panhead. The motor has then been set up to allow it to run a carb of unknown origin, but thought to have come from either a Ford or Chevvy, on the ‘wrong’ side. Back on the right side, a pair of short, custom exhaust pipes exit just in front of the cam chest. An open belt primary is then used as a connection to the stock four-speed kicker gearbox. With the drivetrain sorted, Vincenzo Ciancio, who was responsible for the build, was able to start bending the tubes to create the one-off, twin

The finish on Bastarda Senza Gloria is a combination of chrome, copper and nickel plating that has been aged by hand with a pumice stone

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downtube, hardtail frame. This is matched to a front end also designed and built by Inglourious Basterds. While it looks like a regular Springer fork, it is actually adjustable. There are four different geometry settings, making it, Vincenzo says, suitable for speedway, flat track, hill climbing, or dirt track riding. Both the frame and fork were then plated with a combination of chrome, copper and nickel. The finish then being artificially aged by being rubbed by hand with a pumice stone. A similar range of finishes was then applied to the bike’s bodywork, which comprises a modified DKW gas tank, a one-off oil tank, that sits in the rear triangle of the frame on the right side, and an Inglourious rear fender. The wheel and tire combination that the fender covers is made up of a 19in, drum braked wheel from a 1950s Ural with a 4in Mitas tire. The same wheel and tire combination can also be found at the front. No doubt a key factor in Gloria garnering enough votes to win the Retro Modified class was the extensive use of hand-made, one-off parts. Examples of this detailing include the clutch control. From the handlebar-mounted lever the cable travels down the frame tube before wrapping around two pulleys on its way to the transmission. Not forgetting, of course, that the lever is also hand-made. Further hand-made parts include the handlebars and risers, seat, foot controls and grips. When it came to the awards ceremony at the 2013 World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Vincenzo was so pleased to be named the class winner that once he had received his trophy he burst into song on stage! INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS CYCLES San Giuseppe di Comacchio (FE), ITALY Tel: +39 3273 292881 info@ibcycles.com inglouriousbasterdscycles.jimdo.com

The carb mounted on the ‘wrong’ side of the Shovel/Panhead motor is of unknown origin, but it thought to have originally been used on a Ford or Chevvy

The narrow profile of Bastarda Senza Gloria shows the board track influence in the bike’s design Inglourious Basterds Cycles say the Springer fork on the bike can be adjusted to suit speedway, flat track, hill climbing, or dirt track riding

Aged leather is used to cover the chromed oil tank mounted in the rear triangle of the frame

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The Slippery Eel

Written by Duncan Moore - duncan@dealer-world.com

When Pontus Abrahamsson built The Slippery Eel it was never intended to be a show bike. However, after scooping the Bike of the Year award from Swedish custom bike magazine MCM, Pontus had a change of heart that saw him place top ten at the 2013 World Championship of Custom Bike Building

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ANY of the bikes that have placed top ten in the Freestyle class of the World Championship of Custom Bike Building over the years have been built by professional shops to showcase the quality of their work. However, there have been occasions when privateer builders have made the grade and that was the case in 2013 with The Slippery Eel, built by Swede Pontus Abrahamsson. As a privateer builder, when Pontus built The Slippery Eel it was never intended to be a show bike, rather it was meant as a rider, but that changed after it was featured in the Swedish custom bike magazine

MCM. Once the magazine chose the bike as its Machine of the Year at the end of 201,1 Pontus began to think about showing it, and so it was that the bike joined the professional builds in the Freestyle class at the World Championship. ue to the financial constraints of building for himself at home, Pontus had to make the majority of the major components on The Slippery Eel himself, and this process began with the single, curved downtube frame. In order to keep it simple, the frame is rigid, and to give it a vintage look lugs have been created around the tube joints. To ensure the bike was rideable, Pontus stuck to factory spec rake and stretch for the frame. However, for the front end of the build he went

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for an option never offered by the Factory – a leaf spring fork. Once again this was all his own work and it incorporates the bike’s handlebars into the design. In order to get the chassis to the rolling stage, Pontus combined a set of 97 H-D hubs with 21in Harley rims, shod with Bridgestone Trailwing tires. The wheel package is completed with Swedish IRS two-piston brake calipers gripping an IRS disc on the front wheel and a combination disc and rotor at the rear. Having go the bike to the roller stage, Pontus then turned his attention to the powertrain. The Shovelhead motor has been built up around a set of Delkron cases that have been finished off with ported Harley heads. The porting work was needed due to Although not built as a show bike, that didn’t stop The Slippery Eel from gaining a top 10place in the Freestyle class at the 2013 World Championship of Custom Bike Building

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the engine breathing through two Linkert carbs on a custom manifold and one-off Pontus-made exhaust pipes. Further detailing on the engine includes split rocker boxes and copper lines for the gas as well as the oil. o get the power from the motor a duplex chain primary that has been left open is used and that connects to a stock four-speed kicker gearbox. Due ot the sloping design of the frame there is not enough room above the gearbox for the oil tank, so Pontus has created a toolbox like design for an oil tank that sits in the rear triangle of the frame on the non-drive side. The tank also features an external filter that is a ribbed design to help cool the oil. The hand-made bodywork continues with the gas tank that is slung below the frame’s backbone. The finishing touches to the bike, all made by Pontus, include the footpegs, seat, folding license plate holder and air intakes on the Linkert carbs. In fact about the only aspect of the bike’s build not taken care of by Pontus was the paintwork, which was handled by Pete’s MC-lack. While Pontus may originally have intended to have built a simple and rideable custom, what he achieved was an internationally recognized build with his fellow competitors at the World Championship, placing The Slippery Eel ninth in the Freestyle class.

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The deliberately aged look was applied to The Slippery Eel by its builder Pontus Abrahamsson Despite the bike’s overall old school look, the wheels were built around 1997 H-D hubs laced to 21in rims

PGA CUSTOM Hönö, SWEDEN Tel: +46 (0)733 969114 pontus72@hotmail.com

Pontus hand-fabricated the gas tank that sits below the bike’s backbon

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AIM Corp (US) Clutches & gear kits ............................................................................................64

Barracuda Custom Accessories (US) Mirror extenders for Victory Motorcycles................................32

Arlen Ness Enterprises (US) Inverted Series Air Cleaners ..............................................................10

Belt Drives (US) Competitor clutch for Sportsters ..........................................................................48

Avon Grips (US) Velvet Air grips ..................................................................................................54 Bad Dad (US) Stretched saddlebags ............................................................................................47 Badlands Motorcycle Products (US) Parts & accessories ................................................................16

Biker Pros (US) Detroit round of Ultimate Builder custom bike show ..............................................8 Bitubo (IT) Enters custom shock market........................................................................................18 Brembo (IT) Brakes ......................................................................................................................12

Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Scorpion series clear Derby covers, distributor network ................37 Belt Drives (US) GMA forward controls, floorboards, Distributor network ............................15,24,60 Biker’s Choice (US) Twin Power X-Stop brake pads ......................................................................33

Drag Specialties (US) New products ............................................................................................32 Drag Specialties (US) 2014 catalogs ..............................................................................................8

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

Erik Buell Racing (US) EBR to start European deliveries in March ..................................................11

Cometic Gasket (US) Twin Cam twin-cooled head gasket ............................................................29

Goodridge (GB) Family sells company ............................................................................................8

Darkhorse Crankworks (US) Crank assembly balancing & rebuilds ................................................51

Hawg Halters inc (HHI) (US) Trees for ‘14 touring models..............................................................29

DNA Specialty (US) Victory ewheel ..............................................................................................13 DP Brakes & Clutches (US) Brakes & clutches ..............................................................................63

Inglourious Basterds Cycles (IT) Bastarda Senza Gloria bike feature........................................51-52 James Gaskets (US) Bradley Report - Living in a material world ....................................................22

Drag Specialties (US) 2014 Oldbook cover bike ............................................................................53 Fehling (DE) Parts & accessories ..................................................................................................59 Goodridge (US) Brake, oil, fuel and hydraulic applications ............................................................60

Jim Nasi Customs (US) EFI throttle body cover..............................................................................32 Koelnmesse (DE) Big Bike Europe and World Champs come to INTERMOT ..................................1,6

Hawg Halters Inc (US) Calipers, triple trees, front ends and handlebars ........................................25

Küryakyn (US) Holger Mohr replaces Tom Rudd as Küryakyn President..........................................16

Helmet City Inc - HCI Helmets (US) D.O.T. & novelty helmets, Distributor network ....................41,59

Marolo Test (FR) Modular left program ........................................................................................14

James Gaskets (US) Gasket board kits, distributor network ......................................................54,59

Marolo Test (FR) Heavy duty ModuLift 2000 ................................................................................26

Joker Machine (US) Square L.E.D turn signals ..............................................................................52

Metalsport Wheels (US) Extends wheel blank program ................................................................44

Kibblewhite Precision Machining (US) Manganese guides & reamers............................................15 Koelnmesse (DE) INTERMOT Cologne 2014 ................................................................................36

Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts (US) 2014 catalog ..............................................................................18 Midwest Motorcycle Supply (US) Bradley Report - 2014 Supply ....................................................22

Küryakyn (US) Parts & accessories................................................................................................20 Kustom Tech (IT) Parts & accessories ..............................................................................................4 Le Pera Enterprises (US) Seats......................................................................................................38

Misfit Industries (US) Custom handlebars ....................................................................................48 Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) (US) Bradley Report - 100 years of industry representation ......22

Mag Connection (FR) Distributor..................................................................................................43

NAMZ Custom Cycle Products (US) Jeff Zielinski buys Badlands....................................................12

Medallion Instrumentation Systems (US) Premium Bagger gauges................................................37

Paughco (US) Touring slip-ons......................................................................................................29

Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts (US) Parts and accessories ..................................................................31

Performance Machine (US) Drive cover line ..................................................................................42

Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Distributor, International Sales Offices ................44-45,46-47,48-49,60 NAMZ Custom Cycle Products (US) Wiring harnesses & fluid lines ................................................63 Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation (US) Direct bolt-on parts for baggers..............................................19,28

PGA Custom (SE) Slippery Eel bike feature ..............................................................................55-56 RC Components (US) Victory wheels and exhaust ........................................................................49 Rekluse Motor Sports (US) Bradley Report - Harley clutch packs ..................................................21

Renegade Wheels (US) New 2014 Bridgeport wheel ......................................................................9 Rivera Primo (US) Primo HD LED headlamp, distributor network ................................................5,58 Rush Racing Products (US) High performance products ............................................................7,57

Remus Innovation (AT) 2014 Softail exhaust ................................................................................45 Roland Sands Design (US) Introduces Del Mar package with new finish ......................................26

S&S Cycle (US) New porducts, dealer portal, Viola V-Twin ..........................................................2,23

S&S Cycle (US) T-Series long block engines for touring chassis ......................................................26

SBS Friction (DK) SBS brake pads ................................................................................................27

S&S Cycle (US) Viola V-Twin program adds new parts ..................................................................64

Spectro Oils of America (US) Premium-quality lubricants ..............................................................24

SuperTrapp Industries (US) Road Legends Baffled FLH Phanton Pipe ............................................30

STD Development (US) Panhead replicas ........................................................................................6 Tech Cycle Performance Products (US) Belt drives & starters ........................................................63

Trick-Tools (US) JMR fabrication table ..........................................................................................42 Tucker Rocky Distributing (US) Expands product line ....................................................................42

Tecmate (BE) Optimate 3 ..............................................................................................................5 Terre Di Moto (IT) 2014 Biker Fest - The Italian Bike Week ............................................................61 TTS Motorcycles (DE) Rims & wheels............................................................................................39

Viola V-Twin (US) See S&S Cycle ..................................................................................................64 W&W Cycles (DE) New lines stocked for 2014 ............................................................................39

Vance & Hines (US) Exhausts ......................................................................................................17

Western Power Sports (US) HardDrive parts ................................................................................30

Wizards Products/RJ Star (US) Professional finishing products ......................................................46

Wunderkind-Custom (DE) German custom parts ........................................................................34

Zodiac International (NL) Parts & accessories, online Bikers Book, European offices ......................35

Zodiac International (NL) Expands product range ........................................................................40

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Viola V-Twin program adds 500 new parts for 2014 AS reported in AMD Magazine last month, S&S Cycle is stepping up the development of its Viola V-Twin (VVT) service parts program this year. A new 290 page VVT catalog edition is being unveiled for this year, and with it come some 500 new parts and a valuable 50 page crossreference resource - consolidating the program’s ‘one-stop-shop’ service parts mantra. In reaching into the service parts sector S&S has leveraged its workshop

Kevin Boarts - "the ambition of the Viola V-Twin program is to help dealers to get their workshop lifts back to earning money as quickly as possible"

experience and brand integrity to bring together product from leading manufacturers such as Perf-form Filters, Cometic Gasket, Alto, All Balls Racing, Cycle Electric and Wiseco Piston. The new part numbers this year include service and install task-specific kits as well as individual parts and service items. As the new Viola V-Twin Brand Manager and product line analyst Kevin Boarts put it, the aim is to “take the hard work out of what

New this year - Cam installation kit

should be the simplest of sourcing needs. “I know from my time working in dealerships, and from my time on the customer services and tech-line desks here at S&S Cycle, that waiting on the service items you need for a customer’s bike causes nothing but frustration allround. New this year - Starter installation kit

“In a mature industry like ours you’d have thought that workshops would be able to source the items they find they need quickly and efficiently, but it is still surprising how difficult it can be to get what you need at all, never mind from a single source. “So that is what the Viola V-Twin program does for the industry - it helps get those bikes out of the door and back on the road as quickly as possible, allowing dealers to enhance their reputation for great service and to get the lift back earning more money”. The latest additions include the two new kits seen here - complete installation kits for cams and for starters. www.violavtwin.com This year's Viola V-Twin catalog includes some 50 pages for crossreferencing and over 500 new part numbers

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