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CONTENTS February 2017 H Vol. 8 #1 ON THE COVER Publisher / Editor-in-Chief: Don Emde • donemde@me.com Editor: Dennis Johnson • dennisjohnsonwrites@verizon.net

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The 2017 FatBook cover bike is a classic take on a 2009 Harley-Davidson Dyna.

Art Director: Morgan Williams Ad Coordinator: Jennifer Rose • jenrose@me.com Copy Editor: Tracy Emde

Webmaster: Jeff Emde

Design Assistant: Kristina Nystul Breaux Contributing Writers: Joe Colombero, Don Emde,

Dennis Johnson, Joe Kress, Thorsten Stephan Contributing Photographers: Horst Rösler, Thorsten Stephan, Bavo Swijgers Thanks also to everyone at Parts Europe, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties and Edge Advertising for your assistance and support! To our readers: Editorial space in this publication has been offered on an “advertorial” basis. While we have done our best to check the facts, our readers should be aware that the responsibility for accuracy rests with the manufacturers, vendors or sponsors who provided the information to us. – Publisher. Parts Europe Magazine is published by Don Emde Inc., 92 Argonaut, Suite 160, Aliso Viejo, California 92656 USA. Copyright © 2017 by Don Emde Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system without permission from the publisher. Don Emde Inc. cannot take responsibility for lost or misdirected mail. Don Emde Inc. assumes no liability for any material published herein. All statements and information are the responsibility of the authors and sponsors.

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Welcome Letter News & Events Parts Department

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Intermot Pictorial Scenes from EICMA

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NOTICE: Parts Europe does not sell direct to the public. To purchase products seen in this magazine, please see your dealer. DEALERS!: Register today as a Parts Europe dealer for convenient 24/7 online ordering at: www.partseurope.eu or call: 0049 (0) 6501 96950

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE Parts Europe GmbH Conrad-Röntgen-Strasse 2 54332 Wasserliesch / Trier Germany General Info: Tel: +49 (0) 6501 / 96 95 0 Email: info@partseurope.eu

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s we begin 2017, I am very excited to say this will be our 8th year of producing Parts Europe Magazine. It has been great to work with the team at Parts Europe since they started and to watch them grow each year. We kick off our 2017 editorial schedule with an issue featuring the custom bike that will be on the cover of this year’s Drag Specialties FatBook catalog. That means the 2009 HarleyDavidson Dyna featured on the cover of this issue is the same bike you’ll see on the 2017 FatBook cover. Be sure to

read the story about the project starting on page 24 and how the FatBook was used throughout. Since our last issue, there have been a number of events throughout Europe and we have reports in this issue on three of the biggest: Intermot starts on page 36, EICMA starts on page 50 and Custombike 2016 starts on page 56. The first two are the traditional industry kickoff events for the upcoming year, with dedicated trade and consumer days to show off the all-new motorcycles and scooters, and all the new accessories and riding gear. Last October, Intermot attendance at Koelnmesse exhibition hall in Cologne, Germany exceeded 200,000 trade and consumer visitors. One month later, visitors from 116 countries jammed the halls of the Fiera Milano in Milano, Italy. The Parts Europe sales team was at both events and many orders were booked for the coming season.

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In December, the Custombike Show at the Exhibition Center in Bad Salzuflen, Germany welcomed thousands of visitors from all over Europe. On hand at this year’s show were more than 800 custom motorcycles, 300 exhibitors and 350 competitors in custom bike shows that featured more than a dozen different categories. Parts Europe was there as well with the sales team and plenty of great new products to show. 2017 is here. A whole new year filled with opportunities. Let’s make the most of it. ■

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NEWS EVENTS JOY FOR SPAIN AT VALENCIA LAST RACE OF 2016 MOTOGP SEASON THAT SAW 9 WINNERS

The 18th and final MotoGP race of 2016 begins with Jorge Lorenzo (99) leading into turn one on his Movistar Yamaha. It would be his last race for Yamaha before switching to Ducati in 2017.

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Michelin tire engineers work with Jack Miller’s team during practice at Valencia.

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he 2016 MotoGP season came to a conclusion in November at Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain. It was the final event of a great season of racing which included a record nine different winners* in the 18-race series. For the passionate racing fans of Spain, they already had the 2016 world championship secured after Marc Marquez clinched it at the previous race. The only thing left to win was the race

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itself in Spain, and Marc’s countryman, Jorge Lorenzo, would deliver that on race day. continued on page 10...

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The countdown has already begun for the opening of the 2017 season in Qatar on March 26, 2017. For more info log onto: www.motogp.com. ■ *2016 MotoGP race winners: Marc Marquez (5); Jorge Lorenzo (4); Cal Crutchlow (2); Valentino Rossi (2); 1 each: Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone, Maverick Vinales, Dani Pedrosa and Jack Miller.

After winning three races in the first half of the season, Jorge Lorenzo struggled late in the season, particularly in the rain at the South Pacific tracks. But the sun shone brightly at Valencia and in his final ride for Yamaha, Lorenzo sped away at the start and led all the way to the finish.

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez (93) battles with Team Suzuki Ecstar rider Maverick Vinales in the early going of the race. Marquez finished 2nd while Vinales faded back to 5th. In 2017 Vinales will move from Suzuki to fill Lorenzo’s seat for Yamaha.

On the podium Jorge Lorenzo (middle) celebrates his 4th victory of the season. Marc Marquez (left) was slight less excited with a runner-up race finish, but had the satisfaction of knowing he had won the 2016 MotoGP World Championship. Andrea Iannone’s 3rd place finish gave the Italian rider some consolation, but also sadness knowing it was his last race for Ducati. In 2017 Lorenzo takes his seat at Ducati and Iannone moves to Suzuki. 2016 MotoGP Top Ten

On his cool down lap at Valencia, Marc Marquez stopped to share the moment with his many fans when his 2016 world title was official. He is pictured hanging from the fence at the bottom of the photo.

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Marc Marquez – Honda – 298 Valentino Rossi – Yamaha - 249 Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha – 233 Maverick Vinales – Suzuki – 202 Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati - 171 Dani Pedrosa – Honda - 155 Cal Crutchlow – Honda – 141 Pol Espargaro – Yamaha – 134 Andrea Iannone – Ducati – 112 Hector Barbara – Ducati - 102

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NEWS EVENTS 2016 FIM Motocross World Championships NAGL TAKES THIRD IN MXGP POINTS BATTLE

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fter a season that saw some heroic racing and riding, the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship wrapped up under the sunny skies of Southern California, USA, at the world-famous Glen Helen Raceway. In the end, Thor/Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna’s Max Nagl cemented a third place position in the MXGP Championship. Also at the GP of USA, Moose Racing/Kemea Yamaha rider Benoit Paturel snatched up third in the MX2 points run. “ I don’t have any words for this,” Paturel said. “I’m so stoked

After battling it out in the 19 races of the 2016 season, Thor/Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna’s Max Nagl took third in the MXGP Championship points run at the GP of USA in Southern California.

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with this third position. The goal at the start of the season was top five and I think finishing third is really awesome.” In the run-up to the season finale, Thor/Monster Energy/ Kawasaki rider Clement Desalle fought hard at the GP of the Netherlands at Assen to place third overall in the MXGP class. Parts Europe Magazine congratulates all those Thor and Moose Racing riders for their hard-fought battles and now all eyes turn toward February 25, when the MXGP of Qatar kicks off the 2017 season. ■

Moose Racing/Kemea Yamaha rider Benoit Paturel put in a strong effort at the Glen Helen Raceway to finish up with a third place finish in the MX2 class.

CORRECTION: A photo caption on page 15 in the October 2016 issue of Parts Europe Magazine incorrectly identified a member of the Parts Europe sales team. Dimitris Chatziarapoglou (far right) joined the rest of the group during an autograph signing with MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa (center front). The rest are, from left, Diana Rausch, Martin Arumäe, Stefan Ehlers, Xavier Williart, Larissa Petry, and Jasper Westra. ■

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Thor/Kawasaki rider Jordi Tixier and Thor/KTM’s Marvin Musquin helped get that familiar Thor name and logo – and their respective OEMs – on the podium at the inaugural Monster Energy SMX Riders’ and Manufacturers’ Cup. The KTM team took first place, with Kawasaki rounding out third place on the podium behind Honda. Photos by Bavo Swijgers


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NEWS EVENTS Going Big at Intermot PARTS EUROPE HIGHLIGHTS BRANDS, NEW PRODUCTS

This time around, Intermot was all about customization and the Parts Europe booth was a popular destination for dealers looking to check out all the new, hot products.

From left: Richard Ramos and Doug Hill from AFX and the lucky winner Petra Retter from Kiel/Germany.

The Parts Europe sales staff and vendor support was out in full force at Intermot.

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he word among dealers at the Intermot show in Cologne was custom, and Parts Europe was on hand to let show-goers know that it had just what’s needed to upgrade and personalize just about any powersports vehicle on the road. For the 2016 show – Parts Europe’s fifth time exhibiting at the huge German trade fair – the company unveiled a brand new booth concept that highlighted the expansive variety of brands and products it carries.

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The booth featured two large areas for Thor and Icon, as well as space for other brands like AFX, American Kargo, AMS, Bobster, Drag Specialties, DWT, FMF, Liqui Moly, Moose Racing, Neken, Roland Sands Design, Saddlemen, S&S Cycle, and WASP. Parts Europe also had on display a customized KTM 390 Duke that was up for raffle in a contest supported by Parts Europe and Dunlop. Dealers simply had to order at least 10 Dunlop tires to qualify. The winner of the bike was invited to the EICMA show in Milan, Italy to take possession of the KTM.

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NEWS EVENTS Other prizes and giveaways included a new AFX helmet that dealer Petra Retter from Kiel won.

new helmet-test center pleased a lot of Icon-enthusiastic people and editors of the motorcycle press.

On hand to answer dealer questions and provide product information were a large number of sales agents and sales reps from all over Europe, in addition to product specialists for many of the vendors. Some dealers took the opportunity to meet their sales agents face-to-face and get updates about all of the new product coming to market.

Icon stunt rider Ewa Pieniakowska was on hand to serve as a great ambassador to the brand. Meanwhile, over on the off-road side of things, Thor riders Clement Desalle and Jordi Tixier signed autographs for motocross enthusiasts.

On the day the show opened to the public, a large number of enthusiasts mobbed the Parts Europe booth, hoping to check out the latest helmet designs from Icon as well as all the other new products on display. On the public days the frequency of visitors raised tremendous. The outstanding designs of the Icon helmets and the

“For us the Intermot show was a successful fair,” said Parts Europe sales manager Xavier Williart. “We realized the increasing interest of public visitors for Icon, Thor and other brands and products in our portfolio. We also got very positive feedback from the dealers, and had the chance to invite a lot of new ones to try our services. Talking to each other face-to-face is the best way to convince dealers of the benefits Parts Europe is offering.” ■

Dmitry Khitor discussed plans of a new exhibition – MotoWinter in Sokolniki – with Larissa Petry, team lead sales. The autograph signing session at the Thor booth with rider Jordi Tixier attracted many young racing fans.

Dunlop presented its newest tires and the customized KTM 390 Duke that was built by Dunlop and Parts Europe for a special dealer raffle.

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The Icon booth was always crowded with young show-goers. On hand to answer questions was German sales agent Joerg Kroneberger (left,) and Nadia Bhatti, Icon Brand Specialist (center right.)

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NEWS EVENTS On The Gas! PARTS EUROPE NAMED ONE OF TOP BRANDS IN GERMANY

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or the second year running Parts Europe received the third place honors for the Parts and Accessories category in Bike & Business magazine’s renowned Best Brands competition.

Each year the German business-to-business publication does a search for the best companies and brands in the country’s motorcycle market. After conducting 500 interviews with German powersports dealerships, Parts Europe landed in the top three positions. The award was given during a ceremony at a special trade show that also featured informational sessions and a program that honored the country’s top motorcycle dealers late in 2016.

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fter collecting feedback from dealers all over Europe, Parts Europe has revamped its main dealer newsletter and has launched the new and improved, Dealer Bulletin!

The new dealer communication tool has changed from a text-based concept to an icon-based design that features pictures and short summaries for each topic, to make it more attractive and easier to use. Every bulletin starts with a large icon highlighting the most important topic dealers should not miss. Below this icon there is news in the following categories — Sales programs, Products, Catalogs and Events. The new design ends with an offer from Special Sales. All icons are clickable and lead dealers to the Parts Europe website where detailed information can be found. Another interesting feature is the “Special Sales” icon. Dealers will

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be linked directly to the web shop with all filters set to find the specific offer of the week. The different segments of the powersport market are marked with a specific color-coding, for example there is green for off-road and blue for V-twin. The goal is to help readers find out the offers and information that are most suited for them. The team behind the new Dealer Bulletin has already received a lot of positive feedback, however it will continue to refine and improve the service. ■

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NEWS EVENTS Success in Milan! PARTS EUROPE AT EICMA 2016

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ith Intermot in Cologne and EICMA in Milan both happening back-to-back last fall, the main question everybody had was: Will visitors pack into both shows?

After a successful show in Cologne, the Parts Europe events team was left wondering if they would have similar crowds in Milan. As usual, Italian powersports fans did not disappoint. According to Parts Europe the event exceeded all expectations, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees. Following the Intermot fair, Parts Europe decided to build a smaller booth to show new products, and to announce the distributor’s collaboration with the well-known Italian suspension, Bitubo. To best serve the halls of showgoers in Italy, Parts Europe provided a large section for FMF, Icon, Klock Werks, Memphis Shades, Neken, S&S Cycle, Thor, and WASP. Product specialists were on hand to answer all dealer and consumer

questions, and help Parts Europe sales reps and sales agents get to know the various product lines. The first two days of the EICMA show were open only to dealers and the moto press. Right when the doors were opened, the Parts Europe booth was flooded by highly interested dealers from Italy, France, Spain, Hungary, and Poland, just to a name a few countries. Editors from nearly all the European powersports magazines also stopped by the booth to have a chat about Parts Europe’s growth and development, and – of course – all the new products. “We are not the new kids of the block anymore,” said Bettina Antony, team leader for press and events. “We received positive feedback about the way we are acting in the market; reliable, consistent and serious.” Italian enthusiasts are passionate and were attracted to Icon’s uniquely designed lineup of helmets and apparel. Younger fans stopped in to check out the off-road bikes

The Parts Europe booth before the show opened.

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The Parts Europe international team poses alongside several of its vendors during a break in the action at EICMA.

German sales agent Diana Rausch serves as Lady Luck by drawing the winner of the custom KTM 390 Duke. And the winner is Nils Imhoff, of American Bike Shop in the Netherlands.

and parts from Cycra, FMF and Neken. During a signing session with champion Max Nagl, the Thor booth was packed with visitors. EICMA was a very positive event especially for one Parts Europe dealer from the Netherlands. Nils Imhoff from

American Bike Store was the lucky winner of the Parts Europe and Dunlop raffle. Parts Europe’s German sales agent Diana Rausch drew the dealer’s invoice number from a pile of many entries from dealers who qualified for the drawing by purchasing Dunlop tires.

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NEWS EVENTS Dunlop equipped the custom KTM 390 Duke with tires and picked up the cost of shipping the bike. Raoul Smits, EMEA sales manager of Motorcycle and Racing for Goodyear and Dunlop Tires, and Xavier Williart, sales manager Europe, Parts Europe, handed over the keys for the custom bike to Imhoff. “EICMA was clearly a step forward for Parts Europe. It is not

only the positive feedback from dealers we are collaborating with, we also convinced new dealers to check our huge range of products, the availability and the service we are offering,” Williart said. “We definitely need to attend the EICMA in the future to increase our awareness and to get in touch with our clients personally.” ■

From left: Raoul Smits, EMEA sales manager of Motorcycle and Racing for Goodyear and Dunlop Tires presents the keys of the KTM to winner Nils Imhoff (center) alongside Xavier Williart, sales manager of Europe, Parts Europe.

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Thor Racer Max Nagl (right) at the signing session with loads of motocross enthusiasts.

Dealers line up for the opportunity to meet with Parts Europe’s knowledgeable sales agents.

Italian team lead Stefano Erba (right) talking to dealers during the EICMA show.

Spanish sales agent Fernando Pasquet introduces the new Thor gear to a trio of interested dealers.

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NEWS EVENTS Lyrén Wins Pro Stock Championship PARTS EUROPE SALES REP DOMINATES 2016

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arts Europe sales rep Karl Lyrén was named the 2016 EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Champion after a stellar season of Pro Stock drag racing. Lyrén started the race season in good spirits after recording his best time ever at the first race of the NHRA drag racing series in America. At the race in Gainesville, FL, USA, Lyrén went 6.96 seconds, his best results on the bike. After that race, he shipped shipped the bike back home to Sweden where he qualified as No. 1 in all rounds at the first race in Tierp, Sweden. In the second race in Alastaro, Finland Lyrén pulled his first 6-second run outside the USA with a 6.98. Unfortunately rain put a damper on the racing, but Lyrén was still leading the championship. At the third race in Gardermoen, Norway on a brand new track, Lyrén was the No. 1 qualifier and fastest in all rounds.

Once again, rain ended the weekend’s racing. During the last event of the season back in Tierp, Lyrén was the fastest of all riders, pulling a 6.98 second on day one. During the last race day on Sunday, Lyrén won all heats and the final, and did another 6.98 second run to clinch the title. Lyrén and his team said they had a great time with VIP guests and dealers visiting the races. The goal for next season is to not only keep the championship, but also to get even more dealers to visit the races and see this spectacular sport. Lyrén thanked Bobster, Drag Specialties, Icon, and Zan Headgear for their support, and said that as a racer and a sales rep he appreciated the backing of Parts Europe. “Racing combined with the daily business worked well,” he said. “Being a part of such a strong team like Parts Europe/Drag Specialties is awesome. See you in the next season on the racetrack.” ■

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Pro Stock racers Kenneth Holmberg (left) and Karl Lyrén, the winner of the 2016 EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship

Getting the perfect start is key to running a championshipwinning time.

Fast, faster, fastest. Lyrén’s time that earned him his title.

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Stock lighting has given way to a Custom Dynamics 5¾-inch LED headlight.

Free breathing with a wide-open look, Trask’s Assault Charge air filter is a no-nonsense addition to this Dyna.

The Drag Specialties Ride-Height Adjustable Shocks are new to the FatBook. Blacked-out versions were an obvious choice here.

Dynas are fast, nimble and just plain fun, a blank canvas ready to customize. Russ Wernimont’s bolt-on FXRT fairing leads things off.

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A Speed Merchant Skid Plate and Ness calipers add function, Covingtons’ finned covers provide the form. High bars, a low seat, the bark of Bassani’s Road Rage III pipes and one super-cool paint job. It’s putting this Dyna into a class all its own.

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t’s a build style going by any number of names, depending on who’s doing the talking. Some call it “West Coast.” Others name it “Club,” “Outlaw,” or even “Thug.” Whatever the name it’s all the rage lately, and it’s nothing new. The style has been around for years just like the HarleyDavidson model it’s built on, the venerable Dyna. Harley Dynas, as plenty of riders know, are just plain fun. They’re cheap, they’re plentiful, they’re fast as all get out, they handle extremely well, and more to the point here, they’re

a blank canvas ready to be turned into a masterpiece. In this case, it’s the 2017 FatBook cover bike, a 2009 F-model, a Fat Bob given that classic treatment by Joe Houpt and team at Suburban Harley-Davidson with plenty of help from the inside pages of that very catalog. Talk about an invitation to throw a leg over the saddle. Dynas done up this way, cool looking as they are, are all about usability, rideability, dependability and their all-around performance. With that in mind Joe and the guys at Suburban kept this FXDF’s engine reliably mild.

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The profile is perfect, a classic Dyna – whatever the style – rolling on Pirelli Night Dragons.

It’s all business behind this fairing. The LA Choppers BMX handlebars mount on Biltwell’s 10-inch risers.

However, with the addition of a *Bassani Road Rage III 2-into-1 exhaust, a deep breathing *Trask Assault Charge air filter and an FI re-map courtesy of the *Vance & Hines FP3 fuel controller, there’s more than enough oomph on hand to make things interesting. To keep everything on track and pointed in the right direction, the team added an Alloy Art frame/motor stabilizer, along with Performance Machine’s Platinum Cut Formula wheels and some pretty hefty Pirelli Night Dragon rubber. Braking got a boost with Arlen Ness calipers, Performance Machine Formula rotors and all new lines, hoses and fitting straight from the FatBook. A set of Drag Specialties’ new Ride Height Adjustable Shocks made the cut, too. While Drag Specialties carries the Performance Machine Platinum Cut Formula wheels, rear rotor and pulley for many Harley models, it doesn’t have the specific Dyna fitment/sizes of those pieces used in this build, but they can easily be special ordered. Talk with your Drag rep about making a special order.

With all this taken care of, attention then turned to the look, and just as importantly the rider-interface with the machine. And the most noticeable addition for all of that is the FXRT-style fairing. Russ Wernimont Designs’ FXRT fairing is a dead-nuts version of what’s probably the slipperiest windcheater the Motor Company ever produced, and it’s a straight bolt-on to a Dyna. A Klock Werks’ Flare windshield was added for superior air management. They also used LA Choppers BMX handlebars on Biltwell 10-inch risers to put the controls up where they belong for this style. To get the rider in the right spot, a Drag Specialties Low Solo seat went in place. Dynas like this are all about the riding, all kinds of riding, so a set of Joker Machine’s Serrated Footpegs went on for a firm foothold when the action gets hot. Form wasn’t forgotten in all this function, so while some might have preferred the total blacked-out, badass approach, that isn’t mandatory and it sure wasn’t done here. Look this one over from stem to stern. There are shiny

The RWD fairing is a straight bolt-on. This one is mounted with a short Klock Werks FXRT Flare windshield.

The engine was left reliably stock, dressed up by Covingtons, LA Choppers and Gardner-Wescott, tuned with a Vance & Hines FP3 Fuel Controller.

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bits everywhere. Sure, there’s plenty of black, but interspersed throughout there’s shiny. It’s in the mirrors, in the handlebar risers, the derby cover, the air filter, that cool little Speed Merchant skid plate up front, and even on the pipes. Then there’s that paint job, something decidedly not black. It’s the handiwork of Jason LeCavalier and Artistimo Custom Bike in Waukesha, WI., USA. Multi-shades of blue put down in a panel-pattern that’s at once both contemporary and fresh, yet still nods back to the Larry Watson and Bellflower, CA., USA cruise nights of the 1960s. We’ll all be seeing plenty of this bike over the next year. When it’s out with the Drag Specialties Show Truck it’ll definitely be worth the time to stop by and take an up-close look. In the meantime have a peek here, and at the Build Sheet accompanying these photos. So, call it what you want, it doesn’t matter. Whatever the style, it’s a Dyna that’s as cool as cool comes. And, it’s ready for action. ■

Coming or going it’s clean, simple and ready for action. It’s easy to see why this Dyna is the 2017 FatBook Cover Bike.

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CUSTOMIZED BY JOE HOUPT, SUBURBAN MOTORS HARLEY-DAVIDSON QTY PART # DESCRIPTION CHASSIS 1 N/A Performance Machine 21 x 3.5 Platinum-Cut Formula Front Wheel 1 N/A Performance Machine 18 x 5.5 Platinum-Cut Formula Rear Wheel 1 0305-0287 Pirelli Night Dragon 120/70B-21 Front Tire 1 0302-0246 Pirelli Night Dragon 180/55-18 Rear Tire 1 2330-0155 Russ Wernimont FXRT Fairing Kit 1 2330-0156 Russ Wernimont FXRT Fairing Mount Kit 1 2310-0636 Klock Werks FXRT Flare Windshield 1 4402-0548 Klock Werks Windshield Well Nuts 1 0803-0437 Drag Specialties Seat Low Solo Seat 1 0506-0829 Speed Merchant Aluminum Skid Plate 1 1620-1266 Joker Machine Short Serrated Footpegs 1 1620-1264 Joker Machine Long Serrated Footpegs 1 1620-0760 Drag Specialties Passenger Footpegs Mounts 1 2030-0936 Cycle Visions In-Close, Slick Signal License Frame 1 1310-1198 Drag Specialties Ride-Height Adjustable Shocks DRIVELINE 1 1111-0014 Alloy Art Frame/Motor Stabilizer Kit 1 1107-0445 LA Chopper’s Fusion Derby Cover 1 1202-0098 Roland Sands Design Tracker Belt Guard 1 N/A Performance Machine Platinum-Cut Formula Rear Pulley MOTOR 1 1800-1955 *Bassani Road Rage III 2-into-1 Exhaust System 1 1020-2538 *Vance & Hines FP3 Fuel Controller 1 0940-1354 Covington Cycle City Finned Rocker Box Covers 1 0940-1388 LA Choppers Fusion Head Bolt Covers 1 0940-0687 Covington Cycle City Finned Points Cover 1 DS-175021 Gardner-Westcott Rocker Box Bolts FUEL/OIL 1 1010-2051 *Trask Assault Charge Air Cleaner 1 0703-0683 LA Choppers Fusion Fuel Cap 1 0703-0686 LA Choppers Fusion Dummy Fuel Cap 1 0710-0171 Arlen Ness Slot Track Oil Dipstick BRAKES 1 1710-3185 Performance Machine Platinum Cut Formula Front Brake Rotor 1 N/A Performance Machine Platinum Cut Formula Rear Brake Rotor 1 1742-0122 Drag Specialties 12mm 90 Degree Brake Banjo Fitting 1 DS-098150 Drag Specialties 3/8-inch 35 Degree Brake Banjo Fitting 1 1742-0118 Drag Specialties 10mm x 1.25 Banjo Bolt 1 1741-2730 Drag Specialties 52-inch Black Universal Brake Line 1 1701-0492 Arlen Ness Front Brake Caliper Housing 1 1701-0494 Arlen Ness Rear Brake Caliper Housing CONTROLS 1 0601-1210 LA Choppers 1-inch Black BMX Handlebars 1 0602-0663 Biltwell Murdock 10-inch Chrome Risers 1 0610-0530 Drag Specialties Handlebar Controls 1 0616-0053 Drag Specialties Handlebar Control Switch Kit 1 1602-1066 Hammerhead Design Shifter Kit 1 1610-0483 Hammerhead Design Brake Pedal Kit 1 0640-0587 Russ Wernimont Designs Short Right Oval Mirror 1 0640-0588 Russ Wernimont Designs Short Left Oval Mirror 1 0613-0203 Joker Machine Clutch Lever 1 DS290002 Joker Machine Brake Lever 1 0630-1753 Speed Merchant Speed Gold Grips LIGHTING/ELECTRONCS 1 2001-1258 Custom Dynamics 5¾-inch LED Headlight 1 2107-0214 LA Chopper Fusion Horn Cover 1 2103-0231 Drag Specialties Iridium Spark Plugs 1 0802-3040 Magnum Shielding Chromite II Spark Plug Wires 1 DS-272214 Custom Cycle Engineering Starter Solenoid Button 1 4402-0612 Ciro Go-Pro Mount Kit 1 4402-0574 Ciro Smart Phone Holder W/O Charger 1 N/A Wasp Action Camera 1 2040-0615 Arlen Ness LED Rear Turn Signals 1 2210-0119 Koso Multi Function Electronic Speedometer PAINT Jason LeCavalier/Artistimo Custom Bike Painting and Airbrushing Waukesha, WI

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RIDING APPAREL

P R O D U C T

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Know Your Customers Gear for Every Rider

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hen it comes to riding gear, Icon is in a world all its own. The company’s lineup is unique, different and specialized and is built for riding in just about any environment – from everyday street ventures to off-the-road trail adventures. The Icon customer is just as diverse. This is why Icon has several lines of riding gear with each line targeted to a different type of consumer. Whether it’s Icon 1000, Raiden, Motosports or Icon helmets, the company offers gear to fit all needs. The team at Icon would like you to know who their customers are: The Icon Raiden customer is likely to be a touring, dual-sport or Adventure rider. These types

product, the style must be unique, such as hybrids of sportswear products combined with modern riding apparel technology. They might wear their gear out to a restaurant or to a club to stylishly announce they’re a classic motorcyclist. The Icon Motosports customer is likely between the ages of 16 and 40, and lives for riding, and looking the part of a motorcyclist while out in public. They tend to ride aggressive sportbikes, and like to show their membership to the motorcycle community every day. They typically have a modest income range, and are interested in MotoGP and Superbike racing, and like to read motorcycle magazines. They are willing to buy products that are good looking

Those customers who live and breathe motorcycles, often the aggressive sportbike variety, tend to gravitate to the Icon Motosports line. Have a Ducati Scrambler rider looking to riding gear for their modern classic? Point them toward the Icon 1000 line. They’ll find sedate colors, understated designs and premium materials.

The Icon Raiden customer is big on Adventure riding in conditions of all kind.

of riders go for extended rides that might last days or weeks, sometimes with passengers. Some riders like to go off-road and some like to ride in extreme weather. They might enjoy long trips in the mountains, and daily rides to work in any type of weather. They have wide ranging income levels, and tend to invest in high-quality gear. These customers respond to key phrases like 100 percent waterproof, breathable membrane and full D3O protection. Customers for the Icon 1000 line are typically between the ages of 30 to 60 years, and have years of experience riding, or they might be returning to motorcycling after a break. They ride machines like Triumph Bonnevilles and Ducati Scramblers, and prefer to spend their money on more discrete colors and high quality materials. Leather is clearly appreciated. If they are interested in a textile

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with strong features that also have a good price-to-quality ratio. These customers appreciate the innovative, high tech designs and style of Icon Motosports. Icon Helmets transcend all barriers because of their quality, design, advanced technology and variety. Every type and style of rider can find an Icon helmet to get excited about. All Icon helmets, from the Airframe Pro to the Alliance GT, feature cutting-edge technology, style and “buy it now” graphics that your customers will flock to. ■

»» For more information on all of Icon’s riding apparel and helmets, talk

with your Parts Europe sales rep and visit www.rideicon.com to see the whole lineup and the company’s popular and entertaining videos.

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GOGGLES

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

New Goggles

Eye Protection x Three

1. Moose Racing’s new Qualifier Slash goggle is available in a rainbow of colorways.

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hen it comes to off-road riding gear, every piece worn serves a very important and specific purpose. Conditions out on the trail or on the track can get pretty rough so most riders want to make sure they’re prepared for any situation.

The goggles nicely complement the company’s lineup of riding gear, whether its racewear like the Sahara, M1 or Qualifier series, or outerwear like the ADV1, Expedition and XCR lines. No matter how your customers take to the dirt — motocross, off-road or Adventure — Moose Racing has a setup for them.

Helmets are the obvious first choice, and gloves and good riding boots are always welcome when out bushwhacking. Take a look at those boots after a long day of kicking up roost and the evidence is right there. And then there’s the item that runs high on the list of importance — a good pair of quality goggles.

First up in the goggle range is the Qualifier Slash model, which comes packed with value at a great price. The Slash features a flexible, yet durable, molded, well-vented frame. A scratch-resistant and anti-fog coating protects the optically pure, clear polycarbonate lens. The Slash’s large eyeport gives riders maximum vision in all the necessary directions.

Eye protection is vital when the conditions are dusty and dirty, and especially imperative when rocks and other debris are flying. Your customers need to protect their eyes so point them toward Moose Racing’s new range of goggles for 2017. Moose Racing has three styles of goggles available at price points that are likely pretty attractive to all levels of buyers. From entry level to the top model, these goggles are packed full of protection, features and the kind of quality that Moose puts into all of its products.

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The goggle’s elastic strap is embedded with a tacky grip print to hold it firmly in place on the shell of a slippery helmet. And, because keeping out dust and dirt is so important, the molded face foam fits securely and snugly. The middle range goggle, the Qualifier Shade is also built from a flexible, durable and vented molded frame. The face foam on the Shade is dual-density and a comfortable fleece backing that not only wicks away sweat, but also provides a seal against dust and dirt.

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The third goggle in the lineup is the Qualifier SE — with SE standing for Special Edition. What makes it special? A wood grain graphic on the tough and flexible molded frame provides a super trick look. The SE would make a standout addition to any rider’s gear bag. Like the other two in the range, the Special Edition goggle has all the features that help it wick away moisture and fit

comfortably against a person’s face. There’s also that nodistortion optically pure mirror smoke lens that’s resistant to scratching and fogging, as well as the tacky grip elastic strap and large eyeport. For all of these goggles Moose Racing offers tear-offs and replacement lenses that come in a range of colors including blue, clear, smoke, silver mirrored and yellow. Off-road riders — on two-wheels or four — should always wear helmets, eye protection and protective clothing. Let those in your customer base know about the great products from Moose Racing. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Europe sales rep for more details and check out the entire Moose Racing line at www.mooseracing.com.

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As the name implies, the Shade’s lens is mirror smoked and offers an optically pure view. It also has the special scratch-resistant and anti-fog coating. Your riding customers will appreciate the large eyeport that provides a great range of vision. Strap slippage is not a concern thanks to that tacky grip print that holds it in place.

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2. The Qualifier Shade goggle features a large eyeport for extra visibility. Dual-density foam with a fleece backing wicks away sweat, and seals out dust and dirt. 3. The Qualifier SE is a special edition

goggle from Moose Racing featuring a slick looking wood grain graphic.

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GASKETS

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Sealed Right, Sealed Tight New Gasket Fitments for V-Twins

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he numbers tell the story. Cometic Gasket lists more than 85,000 different part numbers for all the high-performance gaskets and seals they offer. That’s enough gaskets and seals to cover virtually everything in powersport, from streetbikes to the big American V-twins, and everything in between. So when it comes time for a gasket or seal for any of those machines, as it always does, where do you turn? Smart parts managers, mechanics and tuners have turned to Cometic for years.

Harley-Davidson V-twin to the smallest 2-stroke, Cometic manufactures its gaskets from a comprehensive range of materials. Whether the situation calls for the latest in advanced technologies like the MLS (Multi-Layer Steel) gaskets or the company’s case gaskets made from AFM (Aluminum Foamette Material), Cometic develops it and delivers it. And, that development never stops. Consider, as just one example, what Cometic has available for that V-twin and crusier market, all the head gaskets, base gaskets, seals and complete engine and transmission gasket kits for the new Indians, the entire Victory

Cometic is a one-stop shop for high-performance gaskets and seals, including these kits for the new kits for the Milwaukee Eight engine in both 107 and 117 sizes.

They know Cometic Gasket is going to have what they’re looking for every time. More than that, it’ll be a gasket or seal they can count on to combine the most advanced materials with the most current manufacturing processes. It’s what’s made Cometic a popular choice the world over. None of this is surprising. Cometic Gasket, based in Concord, Ohio, USA, has been dedicated to powersport since its beginning in 1989. Today Cometic also supplies its engine-sealing solutions to the automotive, marine and industrial fields, even to OEMs, but it was powersport that started it all. To ensure superior performance across this wide range of engine types and sizes, everything from the biggest

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lineup, and for Harley-Davidsons – from 1936 models to the new Milwaukee Eight engine. For every one of those gaskets Cometic employs its Extreme Sealing Technology, to offer gaskets and seals developed through extensive research and validated by years of street and track use. And all those advanced, high-tech materials are put to use. There are MLS head gaskets, AFM primary gaskets and stainless steel rocker box gaskets. Now Cometic has come up with some new kits, gaskets and seals to make servicing these American V-twins easier and faster than ever. For instance, there’s a new

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Check out that FatBook and see all the other gasket and seal kits Cometic carries. There are also kits for Twin Cams and 110-inch CVO bikes.

breather kit for all 1999 through 2017 Harley-Davidson Twin Cams. OE style stamped-steel, the kits come with all the gaskets, breather elements and umbrella valves needed. Cometic also has those little rubber seals that go on a V-twin’s primary bolts. These are a great addition to keep a primary cover leak free — now you don’t have to buy new bolts just to get the seals. In keeping up with the latest from Harley-Davidson, Cometic just launched its new big-bore top-end gasket kits for the newest Harley-Davidson engines, a range that includes that much-talked-about Milwaukee Eight in both the 107 and 117 versions. Cometic has the head gaskets in all the popular bore sizes and thicknesses and they’re available now.

more. All the kits include all the gaskets for the application and individual gaskets are available, as well. Be sure to check into those Cometic AFM gaskets. That

Smart parts managers, mechanics and tuners have turned to Cometic for years. They know Cometic Gasket is going to have what they’re looking for every time. Parts Europe also has the full range of Cometic gaskets and seals for everything else, all those other streetbikes, dirtbikes, motocross racers, ATVs UTVs, and snowmobiles. All of the company’s products are built for performance. Today’s engines are producing more horsepower than ever with higher cylinder pressures and extreme temperatures; all of this requiring higher clamp loads than ever. Cometic is committed to providing the innovative, quality gaskets these machines need. There are top-end gasket kits, bottom-end gasket kits, clutch and magneto cover gasket kits, crank seals and

aluminum core give these gaskets the strength needed for a superior seal and to prevent the gasket from weeping or crawling out of place, and AFM doesn’t stick to the engine case. Replacement is quick and easy with no time wasted scraping away leftover gasket material. It is no wonder Cometic gaskets are as popular as they are. The applications cover virtually all types of vehicles including those for the V-twin market. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Europe rep about Cometic Gaskets’ new V-twin

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fitments, and take a look at the Parts Europe catalogs for all the applications. Get further details at www.cometic.com.

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or 2016, the Intermot show set attendance records with more than 220,000 visitors from 95 countries pouring into the Koelnmesse exhibition hall in Cologne, Germany to view the new motorcycles and aftermarket equipment heading to dealerships everywhere. From October 3 to 7, vehicle manufacturers pulled the curtains back on nearly 40 new models while enthusiasts shot photos and stared in person, or clicked around online, checking out the non-stop coverage from moto-web sites around the world. Parts Europe showcased the company’s broad range of vendors and dozens of new aftermarket parts, while sales reps met with dealers and consumers eager to see all the hot new products. The show also featured a number of custom bike displays, showcasing styles and trends that ranged from mild to wild. Noted photographer Horst Rösler was on hand to capture the scene.

THE STAGE

Photos by Horst Rösler

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PISTONS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Piston Primer

Answering Engine-Building Questions

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t the heart of every dirtbike, motocross bike, ATV or UTV are its pistons, and when those pistons need replacing, riders ask questions. Is a cast piston recommended, or should it be a forging? What are the differences, what works best where? For more than 60 years experienced engine builders have turned to Vertex for those answers, and for the pistons.

(4032) alloys with T6 or T61 heat treatments. The result is a strong, lightweight, low-drag piston that assures a low expansion rate under the stress of high temperatures. Every Vertex piston is machined to exacting tolerances, attention focused not only on the overall profiles, but also on the radial flatness of the ring grooves and the shape, size and alignment of the pin bores. Vertex pistons receive a special anti-friction skirt coating, a molybdenum-impregnated membrane with a unique cushioning property to dramatically reduce harsh contact between the piston skirt and the cylinder bore. All this allows that high-compression 4-stroke to produce and maintain peak power in the hardest, harshest conditions.

Vertex has a variety of pistons available for a wide range of applications – everything from fuel-injected 2-stroke engines to high-compression 4-strokes.

But as good as those Vertex forged pistons are they’re not always the first pick. In certain applications, modern fuel-injected 2-strokes engines for instance, a cast piston can be a much better choice. Vertex has these, here again using only the finest metals, permanent-mold VP 127 (eutectic), VP178 (hypereutectic) and VP205 (hypereutectic and resistant to high temperatures) alloys with T5 or T6 heat treatments. (Hypereutectic and eutectic refer to the percentage of silicon added to the alloy, which affects expansion.) When needed by the specific application, these pistons even get an anodized coating on the skirt and/or pin bore. Every piston is finish-machined to precisely control its shape, size and alignment for consistency and top performance.

With a full lineup available, including all the latest 2017 applications, Vertex has the right piston every time. So which is the right choice, forged or cast? Here’s what Vertex has to say. Forged pistons are generally preferred for use in highcompression 4-stroke engines. For these applications Vertex has its slipper-skirt forgings, all manufactured from high quality aircraft materials — VP-310 (2618) or VP-300

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Those Vertex piston profiles, both forged and cast, are the result of years spent in close collaboration with top tuners combined with Vertex’s own engineering data detailing material expansion coefficients, cylinder types and coatings, cooling systems and more. Riders shopping for pistons have questions. With Vertex you have the answers. Every Vertex piston, in all applications and sizes right up to the latest 2017 models, comes complete and ready to install. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Europe sales rep, and for more

information and specific applications visit the Vertex Pistons website, www.vertexpistons.com.

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RIDING APPAREL

Gear Up!

Style-Conscious Racewear

The Pulse Louda colorway is sure to grab some attention.

The new Fuse Propel colorways

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he 2017 off-road and racing season is here, and it’s certain that riders will outfit themselves with the newest gear available. Just like those offroad and motocross bikes that take a beating, a rider’s gear leads a hard life, too. At the start of every season, replacements are in order and rare indeed is the rider who’ll pass up the chance to pick up some new gear in the latest styles, colors and graphics. Thor has everything they’re looking for. New racewear kits? There’s plenty here to catch a rider’s eye, like the brand-new Fuse and Fuse Air kits and the totally redesigned Pulse and Pulse Air, all available in a rainbowwide variety of colors and graphics. Thor has plenty to go with those race kits, too, like all-new gloves and goggles with more features and color-choices than ever. The Fuse and Fuse Air kits raise the bar for motocross apparel. A fresh design from the ground up, this tailored-fit racewear features a flexible pre-curved knee in the pant and a jersey with a comfortable three-quarter collar. Fuse

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was created for riders demanding the most out of what they wear and the premium Fuse gear is built to perform. The jerseys have raglan sleeves for great mobility in the arms and shoulders, and the rolled cuffs and collars minimize chafing. There are vented mesh panels in all the crucial areas maximizing airflow. A drop-tail design keeps the jersey tucked in. The Fuse pant is built for maximum flexibility — there are stretch panels throughout along with accordion knee panels and the pre-curved profile just naturally fits a rider in the active riding position. And, it’s all tough, abrasionresistant polyester and nylon, double and triple stitched and made to last. When riding conditions get hot there’s the Fuse Air. Added ventilation in the jersey and pants allows more breathability, while still providing plenty of Thor durability. Perfect for warm-weather wear, the jerseys have fully vented mesh panels for maximum airflow and the Fuse Air pant has its own set of fully perforated vented

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Thor’s new Combat goggles are available in a number of colorways, as is the Combat Sand, which features a smoked lens.

panels. The newest addition here is the Fuse Propel model coming in two new colorways, Black/Lime and Navy/Red Orange.

Also new to the 2017 collection is the redesigned Pulse and Pulse Air kits. Like the Fuse and Fuse Air, excess material was eliminated for a refined fit. The pants have more stretch panels in the seat and the legs, along with adjustable cinches on the hips and the jersey has a fourway stretch collar. The Pulse pant has that pre-curved shape for maximum comfort, and there are full-grain leather knee panels. Thor has even added features like a mesh liner, interior hip pocket and adjustable cinches and closures to tailor the fit. It’s all abrasion-tolerant and just like the Fuse Air, there’s a maximum-ventilation Pulse Air in the lineup, too. With three new graphics and a total of six new colorways available, affordable racewear never looked this good. This season Thor also has one of the biggest and best selections of gloves it has ever offered. Included in this mix are new color options for the durable Spectrum and lightweight Void. Spectrum, that do-it-all glove, adds Flo Pink/Black and Powder Blue to the long list of colors while Void introduces two entirely new models — Bits and Louda. Bits comes in Blue/White, Orange/Black, and Yellow/Black to mix and match with any jersey/pant combo and Louda features a Blue and Black Checkered pattern on top of a Yellow and Pink background.

Spectrum glove in Flo Pink/Black

You’ll want to take a look at Thor’s goggles for 2017, too, especially the all-new Combat. The Combat’s frame, available in eight colors, provides a wide field of vision through its anti-fog and scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens and the lining is plush, single layer 12mm foam. The Combat is also available in a Sand model with six color choices, high-density foam to keep out small particles and a smoke lens for added UV protection. ■ The Void Louda model

»» Your Parts Europe rep can tell you more about all of this, and you can get more information at www.thormx.com.

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Different to be better. Born out of a desire for a higher level of comfort and feel, we designed the new Invert Glove with external seams for that “no-glove” feel. Gloves rethought…for a reason.


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he motorcycle industry is introducing its 2017 lines of motorcycles and the new modern-classic bikes are hotter than ever. Whether it is Ducati’s growing line of Scramblers, Triumph’s resurrected Bonneville line-up, or Yamaha’s Sport Heritage Bolts and SCRs, the segment is growing and the machines are amazing. True vintage bikes and old café machines also continue to grow in popularity. The customers who purchase and ride these new and old classics want to look the part in their riding gear, often opting for the timeless look of an openface helmet. AFX has just the helmet they’re looking for, and it’s loaded with up-to-date safety features. The FX-76 from AFX is one of the company’s most popular helmets, and it now comes in two new styles — the Raceway and the Speed Racer. The graphics on the Raceway

met is its EPS liner, the part that absorbs energy to reduce the chance of head injuries. The FX-76 uses an advanced Cone-Head, ultra-light EPS protection system that is engineered to be lighter and fit closer to the rider’s head. Inside the FX-76, the interior and cheek pads are made of a hypoallergenic and antimicrobial nylon combined with perforated leather for that vintage look and feel. There is even ample space to install speakers for audio or bike-tobike communications systems. The FX-76 also features a race-approved double D-ring strap system. The Raceway and Speed Racer are the latest models in the FX-76 multi-color line-up. Graphics and colors also offered include: Line Graphic Gold Metal Flake, Line Graphic White Metal Flake, Line Graphic Orange Metal Flake, Route 66 Flat Black, MCQ Graphic Pearl White, and MCQ Graphic

The FX-76 in the new Speed Racer graphic.

The FX-76 in the new Raceway graphic.

feature engine parts from a race bike and a classic racing stripe. The same is true of the Speed Racer with its graphic of a vintage race machine at speed and a checkered flag racing stripe. Your customers will want to put it on display in addition to riding with it. The Raceway and Speed Racer share the same high quality and design specifications of the FX-76 AFX line-up. Its aerodynamic shell is hand made of hi-tech fiberglass composite construction for a light weight and superior strength. The open-face design maximizes visibility and reduces weight. The real safety feature of every motorcycle hel-

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Gloss Black. All models have a clear coat finish over the graphics to protect them from scratching. All FX-76 helmets are available in sizes XS-XXL, and meet or exceed ECE 22.05 motorcycle helmet safety standards. AFX also offers open-face helmets with a more modern look, including the FX-46 and the FX-50. Combined with the FX-76, they give AFX one of the most complete lines of quality-built and feature-laden open-face helmets available. ■

»» Ask your Parts Europe representative about the new FX-76 Raceway

and Speed Racer, and see the entire AFX line at www.afxhelmets.com.

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FX-76 STATE-OF-THE-ART CONSTRUCTION • AFFORDABLE PRICE • DOT AND ECE-22.05 CERTIFIED FIBERGLASS REINFORCED PLASTIC (FRP)™ SHELL • HYPOALLERGENIC AND ANTIMICROBIAL NYLON LINER RETRO STYLING WITH SHIELD/VISOR SNAPS • D-RING RETENTION SYSTEM AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL COLORS AND PATTERNS, INCLUDING: SPEED RACER

GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR DRAG SPECIALTIES REP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HELMETS FROM AFX.

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bout one month after the close of the Intermot show, all eyes and attention turned to Milan, Italy for the EICMA Motorcycle Exhibition.

As expected, the show in November was an extravaganza of new motorcycle unveilings, with manufacturers revealing new models covering every genre of riding. The range included cruisers, sportbikes, Adventure bikes, dualsports, scooters, motocross machines, and off-road racers. One major trend showgoers saw was the commitment to smaller displacement bikes designed to offer affordable good looks and rideability to entry-level riders and emerging motorcycle markets in Asia and around the world. Of course Parts Europe had the aftermarket well covered with its booth showcasing popular brands such as FMF, Icon, Klock Werks, S&S Cycle, and Thor. Product specialists and sales reps were sure to answer all dealer and consumer questions about the various product lines. The four-day event took place November 10th to 13th at the Fiera Milano. Here’s a roundup of images from photographer Horst Rösler.

Photos by Horst Rösler

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RIDING APPAREL

Made for Moto

New Alpinestars Gear for 2017 AVIATOR

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lpinestars’ motocross and off-road riding gear has been designed and developed to offer high levels of comfort and performance. Just ask the likes of Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia or Jeffrey Herling. All of them rely on the products, not only for the rigors of toplevel competition, but also for the daily demands of training. From jerseys, pants and gloves to boots and protection, Alpinestars provides the complete motocross and off-road package for various riding situations — and a distinctive style and look — to ensure athletes, amateurs and youth riders can tackle the dirt with confidence. Take, for example, Alpinestars’ premium motocross range, the Techstar that incorporates advanced materials and construction techniques that are fully optimized for comfort and riding performance. The Techstar range features two uniquely styled lines, the Factory and the Venom. Made from advanced poly-fabric the Techstar jersey is extremely lightweight and moisture wicking with plenty of airflow. Its engineered design means it can be worn with Alpinestars BNS neck support, as well as with Alpinestars’ motocross pants. The Techstar pants have been built to withstand the demands of the toughest dirt tracks, with features such as the ergonomic, patented Babel knee design and the ‘Vector’ back panel for optimized levels of flex and performance fit. The pants also incorporate newly developed advanced four-way stretch panels that are strategically positioned on the thighs for unrestricted freedom of movement,

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The glove lineup includes Aviator, Dune and Racefend.

regardless of the riding position. The four-way stretch panels are constructed from an advanced poly-fabric with stretch Elastane, providing a lightweight and anatomically adaptive fit. Alpinestars’ Racer apparel range — the Braap and Supermatic — features aggressive designs and distinctive color combos. The gear is also available in youth-specific sizes. The jerseys, made from a light poly textile for efficient moisture management and durability, feature a stretch collar neck construction with tapered wrist cuffs for fit and comfort. With an anatomically profiled design, a large rear stretch panel insert, a 3D knee construction for freedom of movement, and extensive lightweight mesh inserts, the Racer Braap and Supermatic pants for adults and youth offer excellent levels of comfort and performance for off-road racing. Gloves are a critical part of your apparel for motocross and off-road riding and Alpinestars new expanded line for 2017 offers improved ergonomic design and comfort, as well as excellent sensitivity on the bike’s levers. Premium quality materials and performance engineering is what distinguishes the lightweight Techstar, Aviator, Radar, Dune, and Racefend gloves. There are Clarino palm reinforcements, silicone grip patterning, pre-curved fingers and an innovative stretch insert on palm and thumb area for improved hand movement and lever control. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Europe sales rep about the new 2017 gear and take a look at www.alpinestars.com for more details.

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Lightweight and High-Tech Protection

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The A-10 Full Chest Protector

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or more than 50 years, Alpinestars has been a leading force in the global motocross and offroad scene. Via state-of-the-art R&D facilities in the U.S. and Europe and an extensive off-road testing program, Alpinestars today consistently delivers products at the cutting-edge of technology. The new A-10 Full Chest Protector is a case in point. Fusing decades of off-road experience in protection and performance with a pioneering and innovative ‘exoskeletal’ design, the A-10 Full Chest is extremely lightweight and convenient to wear, while offering excellent protective coverage. On the A-10 all unnecessary material is stripped away, leaving only the core protective structure, which works in conjunction with the natural movements of the body. The anatomical protector plates feature an innovative grid technology on the underside, which absorbs and dissipates impact forces. The exoskeletal design helps achieve this by using a connected matrix of cells that, during an impact, compress and interlock to immediately and efficiently dissipate the energy force across the cellular structure. Using this grid technology cell system also has an additional performance benefit; it enables greater flexibility and air ventilation while allowing for significantly reduced weight. The A-10 Full Chest reaches full CE certification: Back (EN 1621_2: 2014 level 2,) chest (prEN 1621_3: Level 2 full chest Type A) and shoulders (EN 1621_1 : 2012 level 1 Type A.)

and weight saving. Anatomically contoured for improved structural strength, the shells feature perforation zones and air channeling for excellent airflow across the body, even on the hottest of rides. Another feature of the A-10 Full Chest Protector is its versatile modular design, which gives riders the option to remove plates to customize and configure the system with levels of protection perfectly adapted to the terrain or to the customer’s individual preferences. With removable upper back and front panels and a soft touch puller for convenient and safe engagement of the BNS neck support, the A-10 can also be configured to accommodate Alpinestars BNS neck support, thus ramping up a rider’s protective coverage. The A-10 full chest panel incorporates removable EVA padding on the biceps, with a locking system on the shoulder pad that helps keep the protection in place. The soft bio foam padded chassis gives maximum comfort and close fit. The side adjustable kidney belt allows for various fit sizes and ensures it stays close to the body at all times. As an alternative to the A-10 Full Chest Protector, a member of the A-10 family, the CE certified A-10 Chest Protector, is available, which shares all the same features as the Full Chest version but comes without the shoulder protection. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Europe sales rep about the A-10 Full Chest

The A-10’s protector plates are constructed from a hard, performance polymeric blend for optimized flexibility

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The Parts Europe crew, from left: Gunther Hildebrandt, team lead Germany; Daniel Steuer, sales agent, Milan; Palacios Benden, event coordinator; Nadia Bhatti, sales agent; Alex Chernyak, sales agent; Diana Rausch, sales agent; Jens Kloos, sales representative; Gene Slater, Klock Werks brand specialist; and Sheila Nicholas. Photo by Horst Rösler

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ow in its 12th year, the Custombike Show returned to the Exhibition Center in Bad Salzuflen, Germany and welcomed thousands of visitors from all over Europe. On hand at this year’s show in early December were more than 800 custom motorcycles, 300 exhibitors and 350 competitors for custom bike shows that featured more than a dozen different categories. Parts Europe was present and accounted for with a huge booth highlighting many of the company’s popular vendors. Sales staff and product specialists offered showgoers detailed information about such products as riding apparel from Icon; American Kargo backpacks, hydration packs and gear bags; S&S Cycle motors, and a host of Drag Specialties items. Anyone visiting the show in hopes of seeing some wild – and mild – custom bikes definitely got an eyeful. Occupying its own entire floor, the Save the Choppers featured more than 30 historic choppers, highlighting examples of the unique custom style from around the world and across the brands ranging from Harley-Davidson to BMW. The Custombike Build-Off saw Parts Europe vendor and French EMD manufacturer Nicolas Pigeyre (see our story on EMD on page 60) square off against Heidelberg-based Martin Becker of MB Cycles, who won the competition. Other show highlights included the popular Wall of Death attraction, a fire show by the Fuel Girls, and drawings for a new BMW R Nine T and a Harley-Davidson Sportster.

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PARTS & ACCESSORIES

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During the past five years, EMD has become a popular name in the V-twin scene, with a customer base that goes far beyond Europe. He also exports to Japan and the United States, among other places. Pigeyre’s own personal motorcycles serve as show bikes that are outfitted with EMD parts. You can find photos of them on the EMD Facebook page. Pigeyre says that EMD is famous for its Sportster components, although the company’s Twin Cam and EVO parts sales are on the rise – all of the parts are made to give a vintage vibe to modern bikes. The line includes a broad range of covers, including cam covers, primary covers, sprocket covers and rocker covers.

Nicolas Pigeyre is the man behind Esteves Motorcycle Design, a manufacturer of classically designed V-twin parts and accessories now available through Parts Europe.

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ccording to Nicolas Pigeyre, the Harley-Davidson scene in France is one of the biggest in Europe, and as the owner of Esteves Motorcycle Design, he’s more than happy to help all those enthusiasts customize their V-twins. Based in Saint-Chély d’Apcher, a picturesque town in southern France, EMD was originally known as Esteves Mechanical Design, produced airplane and machine parts, and did custom welding and milling jobs. Twenty years ago Pigeyre purchased the company and in 2011 added the motorcycle line because he was an enthusiast himself. The company started with just a few Twin Cam and Triumph parts, but it quickly grew into a full inventory of options for Harley-Davidsons. The company still produces specialized machinery and other parts, but it’s the motorcycle side of the business where Pigeyre has found his passion.

EMD’s Vitamin A (left) and Vitamin C headlight buckets will add a serious touch of style to any custom build.

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A ribbed design, inspired by 1942 Flathead cylinder heads, can be found in many of the cover configurations. The ribbed cam cover is made of die-cast aluminum with a CNC-milled gasket surface. The EMD cam covers are easy to install and utilize the OEM mounting hardware. Ribbed rocker covers are manufactured to the same standards and sold by the pair. The XL cam cover for Ironhead Sportsters also has a ribbed design, but this cast aluminum piece fits directly over the OEM cam cover and is held in place with three included Allen bolts and spacers. The trim can be notched at the upper front to make room for an OEM breather, if needed. EMD’s light housings include two models, the Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Both are available in three finishes. While the Vitamin A design has a smooth housing, the Vitamin C headlight bucket has scalloped edges. Wheel covers in 16-inch, 17-inch, and 18-inch sizes add a distinct look by completely covering the existing wheel. Available in black or raw aluminum options, the covers are sold by the pair and will need to be drilled to allow tire valve clearance.

»» Talk to your Parts Europe rep to get more info about Esteves

Motorcycle Design and find more details online at www.estmd.com.

Check out the extensive range of highly designed rocker box covers and primary covers from EMD, a range with a variety of fitments that includes Sportsters, Twin Cams and Touring bikes.

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hen it comes to parts upgrades for UTVs and Side-by-Sides, those new aftermarket products better provide three features. They have to add some extra bling to that four-wheeler, and they better be sturdier and tougher than the OE components or, ideally, they better have a combination of both. Long a popular choice in Moose Utility Division’s custom wheel lineup, the 387X is not only a real workhorse, it looks great installed on those machines. Now the team at Moose has upped the ante a bit by introducing two new color options for the well-liked wheel. In addition to that standard gloss black or machine finish, the 387X is now available in a brilliant blue and a stunning red. All colorways include a chrome center cap and rivets are standard, but lug nuts must be ordered separately.

they’ll stand up to the company’s very rigid standards. Again, ATV and UTV owners really put their machines to work. Of course, Moose Utility Division also has tires some pretty hefty tires to go along with those burly wheels, a lineup that includes the Switchback and the 8-Ball tires. Both models are Reach compliant and Emarked so you know they’ve met the stringent requirements of the market. Moose Utility Division now has two new color options for its popular 387X wheels.

The Switchback was designed with tough use in mind, and was specifically built to give ATV and UTV owners the highest optimal performance in mud, sand, snow and hard pack. An aggressive tread design helps give riders traction in slippery mud, and loose dry dirt terrain. A wide tread pattern provides plenty of contact patch. The 8-Ball is designed from the inside out for tough, no-nonsense usage. The tire features 8-ply radial construction, meaning it can withstand the weight of those big UTVs. Rugged in appearance, the 8-Ball sports a black sidewall and is available in two sizes — 26x9R14 and 26x11R14.

Sure they’re extra pretty now, but what about real-world usage? Moose Utility Division changed nothing when adding the two new options. That 387X wheel is still just as rugged and tough as it was when it was first introduced. These aluminum wheels are ready to hit the trail as

When your customers are checking out those 387X wheels, why not suggest a pair of Moose Utility Division tires, which are E-marked and Reach compliant.

soon as they’re bolted up. Designed to shoulder a load, the 12x7 front wheel can handle capacities up to 175.5 kgs, while the rear 12x8 wheel can take up to 522 kgs. These load ratings meet or exceed all current market requirements so you can bet they’ll stand up those big, popular machines. The wheels are also available in 14x7 and 14x8 sizes. Moose Utility Division even thoroughly X-rays the wheels while they’re on the production line to make sure that

EXHAUSTS

Tough Tires and Wheels

The tire features a tread design that not only provides plenty of bite and traction out in the wet sloppy mud, but also performs well on the hard pack. In addition to being built for those big UTVs, the 8-Ball tire is also constructed to have a better resistance against punctures. Moose Utility Division’s 387X wheels and E-marked and Reach compliant tires really pack a punch when paired up, and they strike a slick profile to any of those hard working four-wheelers. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Europe sales rep about the new

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SUSPENSION

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Blacked-Out Upgrades

Shocks, Fork Kits for Harley-Davidsons

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itubo is a name well known in racing circles. Its innovative shock absorbers featuring two compensating rubber pipes are favorites among performance riders worldwide.

Bitubo’s suspension upgrades also include steering dampers and fork kits and most recently, a new range of blacked-out shock absorbers dedicated exclusively to Harley-Davidsons. The shocks were first introduced at the 2016 Verona Motor Bike Expo. There are three new fork upgrade kits for those Harleys, as well, with lots of options and choices.

Bitubo’s new fork upgrade kits for Harley-Davidson offer three levels of performance and function.

The springs, custom-wound with oil tempered steel wire alloy, are totally blacked out matching the bodies. Black spring covers are available, as well. They look great, but with these shocks it’s not just about that look. Both versions are pressurized with nitrogen and equipped with a floating aluminum piston separating the oil and gas. The WME02V2 also offers adjustable rebound damping and a milli-metric adjustment for the spring preload ring. Next up is the WMT02V2, another blacked-out set of shocks, but this time Bitubo has taken twin-shock HarleyDavidson suspension to the next level. With the dark look

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This is possible thanks to careful suspension tuning on Bitubo’s part, the wealth of adjustments available and pressurized nitrogen in a separate tank. The WMT02V2 allows spring preload adjustment with a step-less micrometric ring, rebound adjustment (with five or seven clicks, or step-less) and compression adjustment with a 12-click knob on the separate tank. Completing the Harley-Davidson upgrades Bitubo has three performance kits for the forks — the JBH Kits,

With Bitubo’s new blacked-out performance shocks, your Harley-riding customers can now enjoy a dramatically improved ride, with more feel and control.

The first of these new Harley shocks, the Bitubo WME02V2 and WMB02V2, are totally blacked-out versions of the familiar Bitubo WME and WMB shocks. Like their predecessors, both feature billet aluminum upper and lower attachment heads and high-strength stainless steel bodies and rods, all of it finished in black.

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pressurized cartridges with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound; the JBC Kits, a pair of hybrid cartridges with adjustable spring preload and rebound in one leg, preload only on the other leg; and the KB1 Kit, preload adjustment only. Each kit is a plug-and-play installation requiring no modification of the original components. They all come with a system of spacers allowing ride-height settings and on the top of every cartridge there’s a custom ring available in red or black. Bitubo’s blacked out shocks and fork upgrade kits combine good looks with no-nonsense function. It’s serious suspension for a Harley-Davidson, available now. ■

»» Your Parts Europe rep has the details and there’s more information at Bitubo’s website, www.bitubo.com.

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or more than 50 years, S&S Cycle has focused on producing go-fast parts for those 45-degree V-twin powered motorcycles, everything from OE Harley-Davidsons to radical mile-munching customs. It’s what they’ve been doing since George J. Smith first started building parts to make his own bikes go faster. It’s a singular vision that’s resulted a broad range of power-boosting products including a line of EC-approved air cleaners, among them are the popular Stealth Air Cleaner kits. The Stealth features a built-in stinger cone in the filter that directs air smoothly into the bore of the EFI throttle body. This reduces turbulence and increases airflow. There are fitments of the EC-approved Stealth for HarleyDavidson 103-inch and 110-inch Dynas and Softails, up to model year 2016, as well as for 883 and 1200 Sportsters with EFI up to model year 2016. For Dyna and Softail fitments, there are EC-approved Stealth Air Cleaner kits for bikes with cable-actuated throttle bodies and with throttle-by-wire.

and the kind of improved horsepower and increased torque they expect out of an aftermarket pipe. Incidentally, that RaceTEX packing is a sound deadening material that’s designed to last longer and be more effective than traditional fiberglass packing. The Mk45 slip-ons offer performance and good looks. They’re available in show quality chrome for those riders who would accept nothing but, and in Jet-Hot, a black ceramic finish that looks like it was invented for making motorcycles look good. As a bonus, there’s a lifetime guarantee on the Jet-Hot black coating. To round things out, S&S offers two different style aluminum end-caps, the Thruster or the Tracer. Each of these comes in either chrome or black and silver, both putting a fine point on a great looking exhaust. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Europe sales rep about the EC-approved air cleaners and the Mk45 fitment for the new Milwaukee Eight. Get other details at www.sscycle.com.

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V-Twin Power

Parts Europe also carries covers for the Stealth Air Cleaner in several styles, including the Trispoke, the Torker and the Air 1. All of them add a stylish accent to that S&S “Proven Performance” power booster. Another new offerings from S&S Cycle is the Mk45 4 1/2-inch slip-on muffler for use on 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring bikes with the new Milwaukee Eight engine. In dreaming up this beauty, the team at S&S looked to the company’s decades of riding, racing and tuning to design and build a pipe that cranks out extra horsepower and looks great.

S&S Cycle has engineered its popular Mk45 4 1/2-inch slip-on mufflers for use with 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring bikes with the new Milwaukee Eight engine.

Named after a massive military gun (the 5-inch – 127-mm – /54 caliber Mark 45) used on United States Navy ships, the Mk45 is designed for power. It’s well known that exhaust swaps are one of the first things most riders do, and swapping out the stock Bagger pipe for the Mk45 will offer your customers a nice boost over OE power.

Parts Europe now carries ECapproved Stealth Air Cleaner Kits from S&S Cycle. The kits will fit Harley-Davidson Dynas, Softails and Sportsters.

Designed with a stainless steel perforated core baffle and RaceTEX cartridge packing, these slip-ons produce a deep rumble,

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BATTERY CHARGERS

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More Power

Quality Chargers and Accessories

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ecMate and Parts Europe have partnered up to offer dealers high-quality Drag Specialties and Moose Utility Division chargers and cables for your customers.

The OptiMate chargers’ key strength is the unique OptiMate 24-7-365 maintenance program. OptiMate’s “connect and forget/no more problems” claim has been proven and appreciated by millions of riders worldwide. The OptiMate maintenance program doesn’t cycle the battery, it automatically connects and disconnects every hour, always monitoring and then replacing only the charge drained in that previous hour. During charging a desulphation pulse is delivered every second, optimizing the battery’s performance. The longer the battery is left connected, the stronger it becomes. Available battery charger models are the Drag Specialties OptiMate 3 (p/n 3807- 0269) and OptiMate 6 (p/n 38070270) as well as Moose Utility Division OptiMate 3 (p/n 3807- 0271) and OptiMate 6 (p/n 3807- 0272). Available cables are Drag Specialties O1-D (p/n 3807-0256) and Moose Utility Division O1-M (p/n 3807-0259).

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and Drag Specialties OptiMate charger and cables program. Read the complete article at www.tecmate.com/pe.

Drag Specialties OptiMate 3 (p/n 3807-0269)

disponibles sont Drag Specialties O1-D (3807- 0256) et Moose Utility Division O1-M (3807- 0259). Demandez conseil à votre représentant Parts Europe concernant le programme de chargeurs et câbles Moose Utility Division et Drag Specialties d’OptiMate ou consultez www.tecmate.com/pe pour en savoir davantage. DE Mehr Power - Hochwertige Ladegeräte und Zubehör

TecMate und Parts Europe bieten Händlern gemeinsam hochwertige Drag Specialties und Moose Utility Division Ladegeräte und Kabel für Ihre Kunden.

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TecMate et Parts Europe se sont associés pour permettre aux revendeurs de proposer des chargeurs et câbles Drag Specialties et Moose Utility Division de haute qualité à leurs clients. Le programme de maintenance unique d’OptiMate, 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7, 365 jours par an, fait la force des chargeurs OptiMate. L’adage d’OptiMate « Connecter et oublier, c’est la fin des problèmes ! » se vérifie auprès de millions de motocyclistes satisfaits dans le monde. Le programme de maintenance d’OptiMate ne s’effectue pas sur un cycle de la batterie, il se connecte et se déconnecte automatiquement toutes les heures, en la surveillant toujours et en ne remplaçant que la charge épuisée pendant l’heure écoulée. Une impulsion de désulfatation est fournie chaque seconde, éliminant toute sulfatation restante. Autrement dit, plus il reste connecté, plus la batterie de 12 V est puissante. Les modèles de chargeurs de batterie disponibles sont Drag Specialties OptiMate 3 (3807-0269) et OptiMate 6 (3807-0270), ainsi que Moose Utility Division OptiMate 3 (3807-0271) et OptiMate 6 (3807-0272). Les câbles

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Die wesentliche Stärke der OptiMate Ladegeräte ist das einzigartige OptiMate 24-7-365 Wartungsprogramm. OptiMates Philosophie „Anschließen und vergessen/keine Probleme mehr“ wurde nachgewiesen und wird weltweit von Millionen von Fahrern geschätzt. Das OptiMate Wartungsprogramm unterzieht die Batterie nicht einem Auf- und Entladezyklus, sondern trennt automatisch jede Stunde die Verbindung und stellt sie wieder her, wobei unter ständiger Überwachung nur die Ladung ersetzt wird, die im Laufe der letzten Stunde verloren ging. Ein Desulfatierungsimpuls wird jede Sekunde bereitgestellt, um etwa verbleibende Sulfatierung zu eliminieren. Einfach ausgedrückt: Je länger die 12V-Batterie angeschlossen bleibt, desto stärker wird sie. Verfügbare Ladegerätemodelle sind Drag Specialties OptiMate 3 (3807-0269) und OptiMate 6 (3807-0270), sowie Moose Utility Division OptiMate 3 (3807-0271) und OptiMate 6 (3807-0272). Als Kabel erhältlich sind Drag Specialties O1-D (3807-0256) und Moose Utility Division O1-M (3807-0259). Fragen Sie Ihren Parts Europe Repräsentanten nach dem

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TecMate e Parts Europe si sono unite per offrire ai rivenditori caricabatterie e cavi Drag Specialties e Moose Utility Division di alta qualità per i loro clienti.

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Per informazioni sul programma di cavi e caricabatterie OptiMate Moose Utility Division e Drag Specialties, chiedi informazioni al tuo rappresentante Parts Europe o visita il sito www.tecmate.com/pe per saperne di più. ■

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I modelli di caricabatterie disponibili sono gli OptiMate 3 (3807-0269) e OptiMate 6 (3807-0270) Drag Specialties e gli OptiMate 3 (3807-0271) e OptiMate 6 (3807-0272) Moose Utility Division. I modelli di cavi disponibili sono O1-D (3807-0256) Drag Specialties e O1-M (3807-0259) Moose Utility Division.

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ore su 24, 7 giorni su 7 e 365 giorni all’anno. La promessa di OptiMate “collega la spina, scollega i problemi: mai più pensieri” è stata testata con soddisfazione da milioni di motociclisti in tutto il mondo. Con il programma di mantenimento OptiMate, la batteria non esegue cicli di carica, in quanto il programma si connette e si disconnette automaticamente ogni ora, monitorando costantemente la batteria per poi ricaricarla unicamente in base alla carica assorbita nell’ora precedente. Ogni secondo, viene erogata una desolfatazione a impulsi per eliminare ogni eventuale solfatazione residua. Basta collegare la batteria e il gioco è fatto: più la batteria da 12 V rimane collegata, più si rinforza.

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Unleash the Power LIFETIME WARRANTY

New for Milwaukee-Eight Baggers

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obra Engineering is on the gas in the aftermarket Harley-Davidson exhaust market with five new exhaust products developed for Harley-Davidson’s new 2017 Bagger models. Each of these mufflers comes with Cobra’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Because of the new 8-valve engine that powers the 2017 Baggers, these mufflers are more than just lightly modified versions from Cobra’s existing portfolio of products. In fact, the updated internal constructions have been specifically designed to enable the greatest performance

increases from the new 107 Milwaukee Eight engine as well as to unleash its great sound. “We reworked these initial mufflers to fit the look and sound of the 2017. Then we made sure they would perform as the customer expects, while giving those buyers a wide selection coming out of the gate,” says Tim McCool, president of Cobra Engineering. Additionally, McCool adds, the company’s detachable backrests already fit the new Harleys.

Here are the mufflers that are ready for purchase, and all but the 4-inch RPT are available in black.

RACE PRO: Its look is as distinctive as its deep throaty rumble. The Race Pro’s unique black clamshell mounting bracket sets it apart from any other muffler on the market, and that look gets even better with its black thinline tip. A ed core wrapped in a fiberglass pillow creates its deep sound.

4.5-INCH POWERFLO: With a 4.5-inch slim-line tip at its end, the PowrFlo muffler smoothly tapers to its 4-inch front. With easy installation, incredible sound and top of its class performance the PowrFlo is tough to beat. It’s 3-inch high-flow core offers superior performance with an incredibly deep sound.

NH SERIES MUFFLER: The Neighbor Hater muffler is for that rider who thinks too loud is just right. And it’s more than just a loud-crowd pleaser because it also sounds so great with its deep rumble. Like the Race Pro its 4-inch round body bells out to a 4.5-inch rolled tip. 4-INCH RPT: The 4-inch, Race Pro Tip is finished in satin black, and held in place with seven, 12-point zinc plated bolts. It delivers increased performance right off the bottom with a deeper, more aggressive exhaust note.

909 TWINS: The 909 Twins 4-inch round muffler is unique on several fronts. First, the rear is finished with a rolled scalloped tip, not a simple slash cut. That rolled tip is matched with an inner core finished with the same scalloped cut. The inner tip is actually part of the constant velocity, tuned core that gives the muffler its great sound and performance.

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This initial portfolio of slip-ons ensures that there is a look and sound for even the most discriminating of customers. From the deep bass tone of the Race Pro and PowrFlo mufflers, to the louder bark of the Neighbor Haters, and the classic sound emanating from the 909-Twins, there’s something for everyone. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Europe rep about these new mufflers and get more information at www.cobrausa.com.

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Clutch components for Ducatis

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ucati riders are serious about their bikes and any available upgrades. When it comes to a better-than-OE clutch, Barnett has what they’re looking for. Their Ducati clutch lineup includes plate kits, spring kits, clutch baskets and pressure plates for a wide variety of Ducati models, from the 1980s on up. Way more than just an OE replacement, Barnett’s plate kits feature exclusive, segmented-design Kevlar or carbon frictions for the wet-clutch applications, and RQ frictions for dry-clutches. Both sets, wet and dry applications, are matched with precision ground tempered-steel drive plates for a combination that delivers a perfect fit, positive engagement and smoother shifts.

When it comes to upgrading their bikes, your Ducati customers want performance and style. Barnett’s lineup of clutch part upgrades offers both.

For Ducatis with a 6-speed dry clutch, Barnett has a spring kit upgrade. The benefit here is heavy-duty chrome silicon clutch springs that have been shot-peened, heat-treated and powder-coated gloss black.

Barnett’s Second Generation stainless steel inserts for smooth operation and extreme wear resistance. The pressure plates even help to protect the clutch in the event of a tip over. The baskets and plates are available in red, black or gold anodizing. ■

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ARROWHEAD ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS STARTERS New starters manufactured to meet or exceed OEM specifications Insulated armature for rust and corrosion protection Rubber seals on top and bottom side of unit ensures dry operation for longer life 90/10 Copper bushings-longer life Applications for Aprilia, BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Honda, Hyosung, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha models

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COASTAL MOTO PRECISION CAST “LARGO” 3D WHEELS First ever “cast” one-piece design wheels, an economical alternative to billet or forged wheels Include bearings and valve stems installed by Coastal Moto Front wheels accept lug-mounted OEM or aftermarket 14-17 FL Touring front brake rotors Rear wheels accept stock cush-drive, pulley and brake rotor Available for ABS and non-ABS models Each ABS wheel is available with intelligent ABS bearings that are “linked brake ready”; no ABS system reprogramming required

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CHROME BLACK DESCRIPTION FRONT WHEELS 0201-2207 0201-2209 21˝ x 3.5˝ for 08-17 FLHT/FLHR/FLHX w/ ABS REAR WHEELS 0202-2103 0202-2105 18˝ x 5.5˝ for 09-17 FLTR/FLHT/FLHR/FLHX w/ ABS

FIREBRAND UPSTARTS EXHAUST SYSTEMS Feature 1 3/4˝ headpipes stepped up to 2 1/2˝ Quadradical up-slash muffler bodies to deliver cutting edge styling, increased performance and deep race sound Race inspired 2˝ baffles, featuring stainless perforated cores and dual layer packing Baffles are removable and repackable Compatible with 12 mm, 18 mm and 18 mm wideband oxygen sensors

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DESCRIPTION FOR ALL 04-17 XL Chrome Black ceramic

1. 04-06 models require O2 available separately.

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FIFTY TWO52 2-INTO-1 SYSTEMS Named after the rpm point at which an engine’s horsepower curve equals its torque, these systems were engineered with one priority: performance 4˝ x 12˝ long muffler bodies with 20° upsweep Proprietary Powercurve, True-Merge Collector, 1 3/4˝ matched ratio headpipes maximize horsepower and torque Race inspired, 2,5˝ stainless core, high-performance baffle delivers a deep race tone Compatible with 12 mm, 18 mm and 18 mm wideband oxygen sensors Include full-coverage headpipe heat shields Baffles are removable and repackable

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NOTE: Requires removal of passenger footpeg for proper installation. PART # SubHeader 1800-19391 1800-19401

DESCRIPTION FOR ALL 04-15 XL 883/1200 Chrome Black ceramic

1. 04-06 models require O2 sensor plugs available separately.

ROLAND SANDS DESIGN TRACK 2-INTO-1 EXHAUST SYSTEMS Roland Sands Design has taken their original Tracker pipe and decreased the weight, improved performance and simplified the tip to create this new system Mild steel header and heat shields with billet end cap Race-quality, high-temperature black ceramic coating Redesigned baffle for deeper tone; mono filament fiberglass and stainless steel wool packing Black Ops system features a matte black exhaust with gloss black heat shields and tip Chrome system features a matte black exhaust with chrome heat shields and tip Manufactured from beginning to end by Vance & Hines

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NOTE: Not for use on models with saddlebags. NOTE: Not for use with passenger footpegs. PART # DESCRIPTION FOR 86-17 FXS/FXST/FLST MODELS (EXCEPT 08-11 FXCW/C, 08-11 FLSTSB W/ OEM AIR CLEANER, 09 FXSTSSE, 13-17 FXSB/SE) 1800-2072 Chrome/black 1800-2073 Black Ops FOR 04-17 XL MODELS 1800-2070 Chrome/black 1800-2071 Black Ops

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MOOSE RACING RADIATOR BRACES Heavy-duty, 4mm thick 5052 aluminum, to protect expensive and fragile radiators from side impacts and twisting Laser-etched logos on black anodized cross bars lend subtle styling and excellent support Include all necessary mounting hardware and instructions Some applications use two-piece guard assemblies to ease installation Will not work with oversized gas tanks Applications for Beta, Gas Gas, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Sherco, Suzuki and Yamaha models

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RADIATOR GUARDS Protect the front of your radiators from an impact or flying debris Made from 3/16˝ aluminum Support rods welded on to attach to your Moose Radiator Braces (sold separately) Anodized black Easy to clean up Applications for Beta, Husaberg, Husqvarna, KTM, Sherco, Suzuki and Yamaha models

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SLAVE CYLINDER/CASE SAVER CNC machined aluminum is black anodized and contrast-cut for stylish and functional protection Specialized Beta, Husaberg and KTM applications guard hydraulic clutch cylinders and feature knockdown bars to keep your chain in check 2-stroke versions come with a knockdown bar, 4-strokes reuse OEM knockdown bar Mounting hardware included

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PRO SHARK FIN DISC PROTECTORS WITH BRAKE CARRIER The burliest rear disc guard on the market, offering protection for the caliper and the rotor This disc protector replaces the entire brake carrier for the most coverage available Replacement lower fin available, PART #M13-051 Applications for Beta, Gas Gas, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Sherco, Suzuki and Yamaha models

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SHARK FIN DISC PROTECTOR Thick aluminum alloy guard keeps out the rocks and roots Fits many popular older bikes Extremely durable Easy bolt-on installation Applications for Beta, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Sherco and Suzuki models

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LOWER FORK LEG GUARDS Strong, lightweight aluminum guard Made from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum Complements the new front brake rotor guard Applications Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Sherco, Suzuki and Yamaha models

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PRO CHAIN GUIDES Made from high-density polyethylene Two-piece design for easy mounting without chain removal Available in black and in blue for certain applications Mounting hardware included Applications for Beta, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Sherco and Suzuki models

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ALPINESTARS TECH 10 New Black/white/yellow colorway Full-grain leather with lightweight microfiber combine to create an impact and abrasion-resistant TPU shell TPU shin-plate and hook-and-loop closure for a custom and comfortable fit Frontal TPU blade system engineered to prevent frontal hyperextension and provide greater flex control Lateral flex zone design helps prevent torsion and provides front and rear flexion support TPU constructed medial-facing panel with rubber insert provide maximum grip contact with bike and improved heat- and abrasion-resistance Contoured TPU calf protector plate offers impact resistance TPU rear blade system protects heel and features a rear guard to help prevent hyperextension Extensive TPU protection on toes, foot, heel, ankle, calf and shin with extra hard compounds on the toe-box, heel and Achilles tendon Polymer buckles with aluminum frames in self-aligning, quickrelease closures for a personalized and secure fit Metal shank reinforced TPU lower shell provides reinforcement for toes as well as abrasion- and impact-resistance Replaceable buckles Microfiber gaiter helps keep out water and dirt Poly fabric lining with 3D open cell foam incorporates anti-sliding suede reinforcement on heel area Seamless dual-compound sole integrates into the multi-density foot base structure with built-in support; the sole provides superior durability and grip CE certified

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