Tuesday, 30 August 2016

HILLS RACE 2016 Italy


From the 2nd to the 4th of September, Rivanazzano Terme (Pv) - ITALY 
Drag racing event for American and Volkswagen cars only.
Adrenaline, engines and a timeless passion.

Pavia, August 2016. A vintage and genuine automobile acceleration event among the wonderful Italian hills. And that’s it. We are talking about Hills Race 2016, the thirteenth edition of the dragster race for American and Volkswagen air-cooled cars only. The appointment will take place in Rivanazzano Terme (Pavia – Italy) from the 2nd to 4th of September.
Imagine ... the long asphalt of the airport, 402,33 meters or a quarter of a mile long, hills and vineyards everywhere, the natural scenery of the Oltrepò that stands and meets with surprising harmony, one of the most important drag racing competition in Italy. And all around, it will take place the event: the vintage flavour of metal, Harley-Davidson bikes, exposition of classic cars and muscle cars, pin up, beards and live music. 

During the race event, the small airport closes and turns into a real drag strip. Paddocks are open and reachable for the visitors, national and international teams position their trucks along the airport areas.  Not far, there is the strip with the legendary traffic light "Christmas Tree" with the burnout area for traction improving and the starting line. Two large grandstands for over 1,700 places offer the opportunity to follow the short, straight course of the race.
In the hangar area and the surrounding areas are set up stands with vendors of various kinds: American clothing, gifts, car and motorcycle spare parts. Next, there is the food area with different proposals. Everything is planned to live the experience of the event from Friday morning to Sunday evening. The sound of the engines and the smell of burning rubber will complete the right atmosphere.

The program begins on Friday (2nd September) at 9:00 with the opening of the gates, technical checks, and from 14.30, the first official race tests. At 19:00, the night show along the strip. Saturday (3rd September) is dedicated to qualifications until 19.30. At 19:30 races stops and the strip becomes a big stage for the Dragster & Stunt Night Show. On Sunday the program continues with the first eliminations at 9:15 and 10.45; a stop at 16.00 for the last big show and then the semi-finals and finals. 
Special guests of the show will be the world freestyle champion Aras Gibieza - stuntman from

Your Blueprint to the World Championship

If you win the Harley-Davidson Museum Show, we send you to AIMExpo in Orlando.  If you win at AIMExpo (Championship of the Americas) then we send you and your bike to World Championships in Germany. 

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REGISTRATION - This is how the process works. Go here and register. After you register we will follow up directly with you to confirm your participation. 


Museum dates:

Show: Saturday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Load in: Friday, September 2nd


Free Style; Anything goes, 2 or 3 wheel drivetrain / chassis motorcycle configurations as defined by the DMV. The only limitation is the builder's imagination and resources. Winner goes to AIMExpo's Championship of Americas competition.

Retro Custom; Must have a Pre - 84 any brand OEM engine, replica engines are not allowed. Custom or stock modified frames are acceptable. Must be a 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle configuration as defined by the DMV.

Street Custom; Must have a major OEM engine and frame. Neck may be cut to rake or stretch frame. Hard tail sections and wide tire kits are acceptable. Must be a 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle configuration as defined by DMV. Baggers are allowed in this class.

Perfomance Custom; Must have engine and/or suspension upgrades. Does not have to be street legal. Modified or competition specific frames and stretched swingarms are acceptable. All forms of competition (drag racing, class C, road racing and off road) 2 and 3 wheel motorcycles are acceptable. 
"THE" HARLEY EVENT - This is an exciting event and all the bikes will be in the big tent on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus.
Details at http://custombikeshows.com/harleydavidson/

Biker Pros
Bob Kay

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Festa Biker, Cologno al Serio, Bergamo - Italy Sunday August 28th 2016

Festa Biker, Cologno al Serio, Bergamo - Italy
Sunday August 28th 2016

Good to get the blood pumping - sart the day with a good Italian espresso

Festa Biker, Cologno al Serio, Bergamo - Italy Saturday August 27th 2016

Festa Biker, Cologno al Serio, Bergamo - Italy
Saturday August 27th 2016

Starting the day with coffee, real Italian coffe. Heartbeat 200 coffee.


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Tuesday, 23 August 2016



Nieuwste Harley Big Twin levert meer performance, brandstofbesparing en comfort 

RIJSWIJK (23 augustus 2016) – Het volledig nieuwe Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™-motorblok, de negende opeenvolgende iconische Big Twin van het merk, levert meer vermogen en een betere rijervaring voor rijder en passagier, met behoud van de iconische look, sound en feel van zijn voorgangers. Met een volledig nieuw design levert de Milwaukee-Eight een snellere gasrespons, meer vermogen bij het inhalen, een betere sound, soepeler rijgedrag en meer van het gevoel dat rijders verwachten van een Harley-Davidson Touring-motorblok.

“Het leidende principe achter het Milwaukee-Eight-motorblok was het klantonderzoek dat wij over de hele wereld doen”, vertelt Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Product Development Strategy. “Rijders vroegen ons om een nieuw motorblok dat hun touring-rijervaring op alle mogelijke manieren zou verbeteren. Diezelfde rijders eisten ook dat we trouw zouden blijven aan onze geschiedenis en de essentiële elementen van een Harley-Davidson V-Twin zouden respecteren. Dat was dus nogal een uitdaging, maar we zijn erin geslaagd. Met de Milwaukee-Eight hebben we een nieuw tijdperk van Harley-Davidson power, performance en innovatie gesmeed.”

Nieuwe Milwaukee-Eight-motorblokken drijven ieder 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring- en Trike-model aan. Milwaukee-Eight-motorblokken zijn er in twee groottes en drie varianten:

Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1745cc) met precisie-oliegekoelde cilinderkoppen voor de Street Glide® Special, Road Glide Special®, Road King®/Road King® Classic en Freewheeler® modellen.

Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1745cc) met vloeistofgekoelde cilinderkoppen voor de Ultra Limited/Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide® Ultra en Tri Glide® Ultra modellen.

Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID,1870cc) met vloeistofgekoelde cilinderkoppen voor de CVO™ Limited en CVO™ Street Glide® modellen.

Meer vermogen
Iedere Milwaukee-Eight produceert tot elf procent meer koppel dan zijn voorganger in dat Touring-model (varieert per model). Behalve een grotere motorinhoud heeft de Milwaukee-Eight een hogere compressieverhouding en vierkleps cilinderkoppen met vijftig procent meer inlaat en uitlaat flowcapaciteit. De kleppen hoeven nooit te worden vervangen, omdat dankzij het design van de tuimelaars de klepspeling in de fabriek voor altijd juist gesteld kan worden. Dubbele bougies in iedere cilinder zorgen voor een efficiëntere verbranding. Een met een enkele riem aangedreven nokkenas is lichter, mechanisch minder complex en vermindert wrijving en