Monday, 10 August 2020

ZODIAC NEWS - REDUCED REACH FORWARD CONTROL KITS FOR DYNA


REDUCED REACH FORWARD CONTROL KITS FOR DYNA

This forward control conversion kit repositions the existing forward controls back and up by about 1" (25.4 mm) closer to the rider, adding comfort and confidence. Kits include heavy-duty steel mounts, shortened brake rod and required hardware. Re-uses the forward control supports, foot pegs and brake & shift levers. 


Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA  153,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.  150,00
España, Euro incl. IVA   153,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV   159,00
France, Euro TTC    151,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA   160,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA    154,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW  153,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA   156,00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt  151,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA   155,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS  158,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT 151,00

Links:
These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:
https://catalog.zodiac.nl/en/searchresults/?search=056045
The Zodiac Online Catalog: http://catalog.zodiac.nl
Where to buy: http://zodiac.nl/dealers


Part Number Information
056045 Chrome
056046 Black




Friday, 7 August 2020

#ABavarianSoulstory - Episode 10: The BMW R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands

BMW R 18 Dragster custom bike by Roland Sands


The renowned custom bike designer Roland Sands stripped down the BMW R 18 to create a straight line dragster featuring the iconic and massive boxer powerplant. The result: the R 18 Dragster. He and his team have created a unique masterpiece built around the impressive 2-cylinder Big Boxer, giving their creativity free reign in the process.
Roland Sands’ personal story served as a source of inspiration for his work on this bike. “With an engine that’s so visibly the center piece, I immediately thought of muscle cars. My family has always been into going fast and my dad was a drag racer, so I thought it made sense to strip the bike down to the essentials and shape it to go fast on a straight track,” the designer explains.
 
The new BMW R 18: a cruiser rooted in history.
With the new R 18, BMW Motorrad presented the brand’s first series production bike for the cruiser segment in April 2020. Like no other BMW motorcycle before it, this model stands entirely in the tradition of historical BMW motorcycles – both technically and with regard to its design. It is based on illustrious models such as the BMW R 5 and shifts the focus back to the motorcycle essentials: purist, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the center of riding pleasure, combined with “good vibrations”. The “Big Boxer” continues the line of traditional air-cooled boxer engines that have offered inspiring riding since BMW Motorrad first began production in 1923.

The technical design process used by Roland Sands.
Roland Sands always starts by sketching his ideas on paper. This allows him to figure out the basics of the shape and what the stance and the geometry of the bike could look like. “In the end, the real magic happens when we bring the sketch to life”, Roland explains.

More than any other motorcycle, the new R 18 offers a highly customizable design. It features an easily removable rear frame and a simple-to-dismantle painted parts set. This gives the customer a high degree of freedom for easily converting the rear end of the new R 18 to suit personal preferences. In addition you can also change the paint finish to suit your personal taste. “The electronics were definitely the most difficult task we had to deal with as we put in nitrous oxide, stripped out the stock exhaust and changed the intake drastically. It was a bit of an experiment, but we dialed it in! The final product is impressive and characterised by a high level of

Where is Anna Ride Out GEANNULEERD

Ride out -  Where is Anna GEANNULEERD !!!!!!!

Beste Where is Anna sympathisanten,

Gezien de constante negatieve evolutie van het COVID 19 virus zien wij ons als organisatie genoodzaakt om dit jaar alsnog te moeten annuleren.
De overheid en gemeenten leggen ons richtlijnen op die niet haalbaar zijn organisatorisch.
Tevens kunnen wij niet garanderen dat de grenzen zullen openblijven en dat er geen beperkingen zullen opgelegd worden qua quarantaine.Toch zouden wij  jullie als deelnemer of sponsor en onze vrijwilligers alvast willen bedanken in de interesse die er is voor het evenement.
Hopende jullie volgend jaar ook zo talrijk onder betere condities te mogen verwelkomen.
Deelnemers die reeds ingeschreven zijn en reeds betaald hebben mogen de storting eerstdaags op hun rekening terug verwachten.
Keep it safe and see you next year!

Het Where is Anna team

Chers sympathisants Where is Anna,

Compte tenu de l'évolution négative constante du virus COVID 19, nous, en tant qu'organisation, sommes obligés d'annuler cette année.Le gouvernement et les municipalités nous imposent des lignes directrices qui ne sont pas réalisables sur le plan organisationnel.
Nous ne pouvons pas non plus garantir que les frontières resteront ouvertes et qu'aucune restriction ne sera imposée en termes de quarantaine.Néanmoins, nous tenons à vous remercier en tant que participant ou sponsor et nos bénévoles pour l'intérêt qu'ils portent à l'événement.
En espérant vous accueillir en abondance dans de meilleures conditions l'année prochaine.
Les participants qui sont déjà inscrits et qui ont déjà payé peuvent s'attendre à recevoir prochainement le dépôt sur leur compte.
Gardez-le en sécurité et à l'année prochaine!

L'équipe Where is Anna

Dear Where is Anna sympathizers,

Given the constant negative evolution of the COVID 19 virus, we as an organization are forced to cancel this year. The government and municipalities impose guidelines on us that are not feasible from an organizational point of view.
Nor can we guarantee that the borders will remain open and that no restrictions will be imposed in terms of quarantine.Nevertheless, we would like to thank you as a participant or sponsor and our volunteers for the interest there is in the event.
Hoping to welcome you in abundance under better conditions next year.Participants who are already registered and have already paid can expect to receive the deposit back into their account soon.
Keep it safe and see you next year!

The Where is Anna team

Introducing the Deus Bombshell

 

Deus Ex Machina

 

Deus Ex Machina

 

 


Wednesday, 5 August 2020

CYRON MOTOR COMING TO STURGIS

 

STURGIS 2020

80TH ANNIVERSARY

Cyron Motor WILL be there

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DUAL OPTICS

Projector and Reflector in one device

Well suited for bikes with passing lamps....

A strong tight low beam augments the side-to-side coverage of passing lamps.
When switching to high beams, which turns off the passing lamps on most bikes, a super wide high beam fills the void.

Also works well with bikes without passing lamps and riders who want to make sure they see

BMW Motorrad has reported global growth of +9.8% for June

BMW Motorrad has reported global growth 
of +9.8% for June 

- its best ever June result - with a total of 20,021 BMW motorcycles sold. Despite understandably weak sales March to May, BMW Motorrad sold 76,707 motorcycles worldwide in the first half of 2020 for a decrease of 'only' -17.7%. Sales of 13,937 units in Europe (+2,684 more than in the same months of the previous year) saw the company post +23.9 % for Europe January to June; with a +58.2% increase in its German home market. The company says it expects to see U.S. sales buoyed by the new R 18 Cruiser.

After having hoped to be able to stage a delayed 2020 annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in October this year, BMW has conceded that it will have to cancel entirely for this year, with May 28-31 confirmed for 2021. One of the most upscale and prestigious of the world's summer season of automotive and motorcycle 'beauty pageants', the event for classic and vintage cars was founded in 1929 and takes place near the Villa d'Este hotel in Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como in Italy


Tuesday, 4 August 2020

“Long Way Up” to Debut Globally September 18 on Apple TV+

“Long Way Up” to Debut Globally September 18 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today unveiled a first look at “Long Way Up,” an epic new motorcycle series, starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which reunites best friends after more than a decade since their last motorbike adventure around the world.  The first three episodes of “Long Way Up” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18, and new episodes will roll out weekly.



Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, Ewan and Charley journey through the glorious and underexposed landscapes of South and Central America in their most challenging expedition to date, using cutting edge technology on the backs of their electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire® motorcycles in order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet.


The new series will follow Ewan and Charley as they journey through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and up through Colombia, Central America and Mexico.
Harley-Davidson is thrilled to be featured in Apple’s Long Way Up with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The Harley-Davidson LiveWire™ model is an exhilarating electric motorcycle that pushes the boundaries of performance, technology and design in the two-wheel world. The LiveWire motorcycles ridden in the new series are production-based and modified to push these boundaries to the edges of the earth for this epic collaboration. Riders can experience a LiveWire motorcycle at select Harley-Davidson dealerships around the world.

“Long Way Up” is a new original series that follows Ewan and Charley’s previous adventures in “Long Way Round” and “Long Way Down."


Apple TV+ heeft een eerste preview van "Long Way Up" onthuld. 
De epische nieuwe motorserie herenigt de beste vrienden Ewan McGregor en Charley Boorman na meer dan tien jaar sinds hun laatste motoravontuur over de hele wereld. De eerste drie afleveringen van "Long Way Up" gaan wereldwijd in première op Apple TV+ op vrijdag 18 september en nieuwe afleveringen zullen wekelijks uitrollen.

De reis die in 100 dagen meer dan 20.000 kilometer, 16 grensovergangen en 13 landen beslaat, start vanuit de stad Ushuaia, op het puntje van Zuid-Amerika. In hun meest uitdagende expeditie tot nu toe reizen Ewan en Charley door de glorieuze en onderbelichte landschappen van Zuid- en Midden-Amerika, waarbij ze gebruik maken van geavanceerde technologie in het zadel van hun elektrische Harley-Davidson LiveWire®-motorfietsen, om zo bij te dragen aan de duurzaamheid van de planeet.
De nieuwe serie volgt Ewan en Charley tijdens hun reis door Argentinië, Chili, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador en omhoog door Colombia, Midden-Amerika en Mexico. 



Harley-Davidson is enthousiast over de verschijning van LiveWire in Apple's Long Way Up met Ewan McGregor en Charley Boorman. Het Harley-Davidson LiveWire-model is een opwindende elektrische motorfiets die de grenzen van high-performance, technologie en design in de wereld van tweewielers verlegt. De LiveWire-motorfietsen die in de nieuwe serie worden gereden, zijn gebaseerd op productiemodellen en aangepast om deze grenzen verder te verleggen naar de randen van de aarde voor deze epische samenwerking. Iedereen die zelf een LiveWire wilt ervaren, kan hiervoor terecht bij geselecteerde Harley-Davidson-dealers over de hele wereld.


"Long Way Up" is een nieuwe originele serie die de eerdere avonturen van Ewan en Charley in "Long Way Round" en "Long Way Down" opvolgt.

Comp Master Complete Replacement Upgrade Clutch Kits for Pre-Evo Big Twins 1936 - 1984

American Prime Manufacturing

Comp Master Complete Replacement Upgrade Clutch Kits for Pre-Evo Big Twins 1936 - 1984
Santa Fe Springs, California based performance replacement clutch specialist American Prime Manufacturing brings President Ben Kudon's 40 years of industry experience as a dealer, distributor and manufacturer to a wide range of transmission parts and related components.

Comp Master clutch kit assembly for all pre-Evo Big Twins with early dry style clutches (1936 - 1984).

"I started American Prime to fill a void that exists in the motorcycle aftermarket industry. Down the years I have had experience of not being able to source particular products, either because they are scarce and hard to find or simply not offered anymore.
"American Prime will 'fill in the gaps' and offer a range of performance upgrade replacements backed by superb customer service."
One such example of a hard-to-find replacement is the new Comp Master clutch kit assembly seen here for all pre-Evo Big Twins with early dry style clutches (1936 - 1984).
"The Motor Company went through a number of changes over the years with the way they transferred the power from the motor/transmission to the rear wheel," says Ben. "Around about 1936, the one most commonly known and the longest lasting stock configuration was introduced - one that looks like the one seen here (without the starter ring gear).




"This clutch was state-of-the-art performance gold in its day - robust, reliable and, for the times, remarkably powerful. While there are still the faithful out there who still swear by the original - but it is hard to source and materials, manufacturing technology and power handling requirements have moved on dramatically, especially since the design went out of service with the end of the Shovelhead line in 1984.
"The old style stud and coil spring clutch had three major disadvantages that a diaphragm spring clutch doesn't have. The more you compress the coil springs to engage better, the harder it is to pull in the clutch lever. The friction plates ride up and down on the studs by approx. 1/8" and wear grooves in the studs, allowing the friction plates to hang up on the grooves.
"The needle bearings are trapped in a stamped steel retainer that is so sloppy, it lets the clutch hub wiggle and wobble. The friction liner on the rear of the hub then tends to contact the rear of the clutch basket and that's when the clutch pulls you through a stop sign with the clutch lever pulled all the way in!
"Our Comp Master clutch for Knuckles, Pans and Shovels has diaphragm spring technology at its heart - it just works better because it's easier on the wrist, it holds way more power and is infinitely easier to adjust.
"Plus, we replace the needle bearings with a double row automotive type sealed bearing housed inside a billet aluminum bearing retainer - totally stable with no more wiggle or wobble!"


AMERICAN PRIME MANUFACTURING
www.americanprimemfginc.com

Polaris 2020 Second Quarter Results - "Far Above Our Expectations

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Polaris 2020 Second Quarter Results - "Far Above Our Expectations"
Polaris has unveiled second quarter results that CFO Mike Speetzen described as nothing short of "far above our expectations" as the better than anticipated performance of the motorcycle and wider powersports markets during the pandemic lockdowns starts to translate into filings.

For Q2, the company's reported and adjusted sales decreased 15% to $1,512m and $1,510m, respectively. The company reported a second quarter 2020 net loss of $235m. Second quarter reported net loss was $3.82 per share; adjusted net income for the same period was $1.30 per share.
North American retail sales increased 57% for the quarter compared to last year, with both ORV and Motorcycle retail sales up significantly.
Dealer inventory levels decreased 47%, given the strong retail sales growth and lower shipments resulting from the COVID-19 related temporary suspension of production during the quarter.
 
consumer retail sales for Indian Motorcycle increased mid-teens percent

Evaluation of the company's aftermarket goodwill and other intangibles resulted in a pre-tax $379m non-cash impairment charge taken during the quarter. Operating expenses, excluding the impairment charge, decreased 15%, given the substantial reduction in discretionary and non-essential spending in response to the pandemic crisis.
Polaris' liquidity profile remains solid with debt/EBITDA below three times and total liquidity of $1.2bn at quarter end; Polaris re-initiated full year 2020 sales and adjusted earnings guidance with full year adjusted earnings in the range of $6.40 to $6.60 per diluted share and full year sales in the range of $6.650bn to $6.750bn.
Scott Wine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Inc., stated: "Polaris' second quarter results significantly outperformed expectations, once again demonstrating the resiliency and dedication of our global team. 



"We overcame a near complete shutdown of our dealers and the U.S. economy early in the quarter to capitalize on unprecedented retail demand for our motorcycles and off-road vehicles through May, June and now July. Our broad array of best-in-class products provided an attractive social distancing solution for both existing, and encouragingly, a wide range of new powersports customers.
"During the quarter, we navigated a level of uncertainty and unrest that

Black Diamond Complete Engine Valve Kits

Kibblewhite Precision Machining

Black Diamond Complete Engine Valve Kits
These Black Diamond complete engine valve kits by noted Californian valvetrain specialist Kibblewhite Precision Machining include valve spring kit, a full set of Black Diamond stainless steel standard size valves, and (where applicable) H.T. steel valve keepers and valve stem seals.

All Kibblewhite Black Diamond brand valves are impregnated by a special process to a depth of .002" with a surface build-up of .0002" - this process improves wear properties, reduces friction and provides resistance to corrosion and wear.
Compatible with leaded and unleaded fuels, they are sold as complete kits for one engine; available for 1970 - 1985 XL and 1984 - 1999 Evolution Big Twins.

DRAG SPECIALTIES
www.dragspecialties.com
www.kpmi.us