Sunday, 19 May 2019

The New York - Rzeszów motorcycle

The New York – Rzeszów Motorcycle,

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On May the 9th 2019 in the premises of Harley-Davidson of New York City 
the unveiling of a unique motorcycle took place.

The New York – Rzeszów Motorcycle, as it is fully named, is an extraordinary custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob inspired by New York and Polish city of Rzeszów. The motorcycle was created in Poland, in the workshop of custom bike manufacturer Game Over Cycles, and at the end of April, thanks to cooperation with the Rzeszów-Jasionka International Airport and LOT Cargo, has been transported from Rzeszów to New York on the board of LOT Polish Airlines’ modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which carries out direct transatlantic connection operated by LOT between the two cities. 

The bike was made for a Pole born in the Rzeszów region and currently living in New York. The machine is intended to express local patriotism of both homelands of the vehicle owner. This is manifested in the unique design of the motorcycle, which contains characteristics of the architecture of given city. These parts are not only elements of ornamentation, but also fully

Dates and Preview of the Lakeside Bike Days 2019 in Germany

Lakeside Bike Days 2019

Three is a crowd! 3rd Lakeside Bike Days Mainhausen(/Germany
May 24th-26th 2019, Location: Mainflinger See, Mainhausen (near Aschaffenburg/Hanau),

Knowing how difficult (and expensive!) it has become to run any event in Germany, you gotta take the "hat off" to everybody who is organizing and trying to establish a new event and location! So the 3rd edition of Lakeside Bike Days signals: We are here to stay!

Germany's event calendar is full of great Harley-related events: As a co-operation of the Rhein-Main Area Dealers Harley-Factory Frankfurt, Harley-Davidson Hanau and long-time Harley-Dealer Harley Shop Langer, the "Lakeside Bike Days" will continue at the Mainflinger See, a lake that has been part of the Main River ecosystem near Aschaffenburg, then used as quarry pond and now is a camping area next to the scenic Spessart Mountains, just in sight at the other

S&S 'Shadow' Pipe for 'Sidewinder' 2 into 1

S&S Cycle  

'Shadow' Pipe for 'Sidewinder' 2 into 1  

S&S Cycle has a solution for those who "love the performance of a two into one but need the aesthetic of dual exhaust" on their touring bike.

The big power of the stepped header 'Sidewinder' 2:1 system is the "ultimate addition to any performance bagger and to keeps things balanced, we just launched our 'Shadow' pipe." 

Perfectly matched to the 4.5" 'Sidewinder' system, the 'Shadow' pipe fills the left side gap under the saddlebag for a" well sorted, symmetrical look." Available for 1995-2019 HD touring models.


New! Zodiac Custom Products handlebars.
New! Zodiac Custom Products handlebars.

Vance & Hines 'So-Cal' Half-Mile

American Flat Track

Vance & Hines 'So-Cal' Half-Mile (May 11), Perris, California (Round 5)

American Flat Track ace Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Kennedy Racing/Armbruster Racing Indian FTR750) won the Vance & Hines So-Cal Half-Mile (May 11) at the Southern California Fairgrounds in Perris, California, becoming the first AFT Twins rider to claim more than one victory so far in 2019.

Photo: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track

Title leader Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) extended his perfect podium record for the season with second; with the factory Harley squad still looking for its first win since 2016, and the first ever for the XG750R, Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R Rev X) took third after a red flag and restart ruined his chances.
Fellow Harley rider Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R Rev X) took fourth, with defending double AFT Twins Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) in fifth.
In the Roof Systems AFT Singles, reigning champion Ryan Wells (No. 94 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) backed up his first podium of the season at the Arizona Super TT with his first win of the year.

Michael Inderbitzin (No. 54 Pacific Tub & Tile/Mark Strock Honda CRF450R) took second; championship leader Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) was third; reigning AFT Singles Champion Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) was fourth, with two-time ‘19 race winner Jesse Janisch (No. 132 Roof Systems Dallas TX/Öhlins Yamaha YZ450F) grabbing the holeshot and eventually scooping fifth.
In the second of the eleven AFT Production Twins Championship rounds being staged at the 11 half and one mile races in 2019, Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Holeshot Powersports Yamaha MT-07) picked up where he left off at the Texas Half-Mile, going two-for-two by scooping up a second consecutive victory.
Ryan Varnes (No. 68 Varnes Racing/RoyBuilt/Don's Kawasaki Ninja 650) took second; with Kayl Kolkman (No. 98 Kolkman Racing/Uncle D Yamaha MT-07) third; Michael Inderbitzin (No. 54 Weirbach Racing/Racing Unlimited Kawasaki Ninja 650) fourth, and AFT Singles title leader Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 Racing Unlimited Kawasaki/D&D Cycles Kawasaki Ninja 650) fifth.
Next up is the legendary Sacramento Mile at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA., May 18; then the first of two visits to the Illinois State Fairgrounds this season for Springfield Mile I on May 26; then the Indian Motorcycle of Lexington Red Mile at Lexington, KY. on June 1; the Laconia Short Track at Loudon, NH, June 15; the Lima Half-Mile at the Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio, June 29 and the New York Short Track and the Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY on July 13.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Nieuwe datum 15th South-East tour

Nieuwe datum 15th South-East tour

Nieuwe datum
Meteen maar werk van maken, zoals wij dat dan zeggen. De nieuwe datum voor de tour is een feit. Opgeven kan tot en met zaterdag 25 mei. We gaan er weer een mooie tocht van maken van ongeveer 200 km. Onderweg een lunch en na afloop een BBQ bij ons op de zaak.

Betalen voor aanvang van de tocht.
Indien je je  aanmeld voor de rit en de BBQ en je zegt na 25 mei nog af dan zijn we genoodzaakt om de kosten voor lunch en BBQ in rekening te brengen.


Premier DELTA: De complete FLIP-UP Helm

De complete FLIP-UP Helm

Een topper in de Premier collectie is de DELTA helm. Een modieuze flip-up helm van een hoge kwaliteit. Deze systeemhelm is de perfecte compromis tussen een full-face en een jethelm. Met zijn moderne, modieuze strakke lijnen zorgt het voor een optimale geluidsarme helm en dat is wel zo prettig tijdens een lange trip of sportief gebruik.

Het praktische mechanisme van openen en sluiten van het kinstuk met een knop aan de onderkant van de helm, maakt het makkelijk te gebruiken zelfs wanneer je handschoenen draagt. Het ventilatiesysteem bevat drie regelbare ventilatieopeningen. De eerste bevindt zich op het kinstuk, en de andere twee bevinden zich aan de bovenkant van de helm. Deze zorgen ervoor dat frisse lucht de helm in kan komen en weer kan verlaten. 

De buitenschaal is gegoten in thermoplastisch materiaal dat zeer resistent is. De binnenkant is gegoten in gedifferentieerde dichtheid EPS, in twee maten, om maximale bescherming te garanderen. De DELTA helm wordt geleverd met een in policarbonaat gegoten transparant vizier, deze is 2.2 mm dik, anti kras behandeld en geschikt voor gebruik met Pinlock® anti-vernevelsysteem. De Pinlock® antifog lens wordt standaard meegeleverd.

De helm heeft tevens een donker zonnevizier, krasbestendig en is inklapbaar door een knop op de onderkant van de schaal. Het vizier kan gemakkelijk worden aangepast en vervangen zonder dat je gereedschap nodig hebt

De anti allergie voering is volledig afneembaar en wasbaar.
De kinband heeft een micrometrische quick release sluiting.
Een verwisselbare windstopper en neusbescherming zijn standaard inbegrepen.
Bluetooth voorbereid, waardoor de kabels makkelijk geplaatst kunnen worden.
De helm is beschikbaar in verschillende kleuren en designs. 

Verkrijgbaar in maten XS tot en met XXL.
DELTA is gehomologeerd volgens de huidige standard ECE 22-05.
Gewicht: 1.760 +- 50gram

De prijzen variëren vanaf 199,00 t.m. 219,00 euro.

Premier geeft op alle helmen 5 jaar garantie, mits na aankoop geregistreerd op

Motorcycle Industry to Get Hit Again by Next Stage of US-EU Trade War?


Motorcycle Industry to Get Hit Again by Next Stage of US-EU Trade War?

Brussels based FEMA, the European Federation of Motorcyclist Associations, is lobbying the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, to take motorcycle parts off a list of American made products that could attract up to 100% tariffs when exported into the EU.

European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström

At the time of writing it is unclear whether Malmström's proposal is to hit parts for American made motorcycle parts specifically, as FEMA suggests or, as appears to be suggested by the inclusion of parts for mopeds as well as larger displacement machines, American made parts for any motorcycle brand.
This latest spat stems from the end March 2019 World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling that the USA had given benefits to their airplane industry (Boeing), with an estimated damage to the EU airplane industry (Airbus) of $12 billion.
The EU is therefore now considering countermeasures to the USA for the same sum and has published a list with products that will be charged with extra custom duties of up to 100%. The list contains (amongst many others) several motorcycle parts categories:

The European Commission has been holding a public consultation, slated to end 31 May 2019.
FEMA's position is that "trade wars should not be fought at the expense of motorcyclists and those who are working in the motorcycle market. In this particular case there are enough possibilities to charge other products in the aircraft sector with extra customs. As before, we will inform Commissioner Malmström of our position and demand that motorcycle parts will be stricken of the list."
Dolf Willigers, FEMA General Secretary, said: "Again the European Commission is involving motorcyclists in their disputes with the US administration. We have no part in this and we see no reason why European motorcyclists and people working in the motorcycle trade should be punished in a dispute about support to the aircraft industry.
"Owners of US brand motorcycles have no choice when they have to replace parts of their motorcycle and will this way be forced to pay a much higher price. This measure really goes beyond all limits."



These E-approved Motocross inspired helmets are great value for money. Its trendy style will match many vintage or neo-retro motorcycles. Features include a classic black & white blocked race-inspired pattern, a removable sun visor and ventilated mouth guard. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  124,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                122,00
España, Euro incl. IVA                              124,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             129,00
France, Euro TTC                                       123,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           130,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                   125,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       124,00

SBS Racing Brake Pads Win Big at Daytona

SBS Racing Brake Pads Win Big at Daytona

Danish specialist SBS hit two 'home runs' at Daytona in March with their brake pads equipping the Daytona TT American Flat Track and Daytona 200 winners


In the fast-growing AFT Twins Presented by Vance & Hines class of the Daytona TT, Indian 'Wrecking Crew' rider Briar Bauman won using SBS 841-DC Dual Carbon front and SBS730-RQ Carbon Tech rear brake pads on his Indian FTR750. Briar said after the race: "The front brake felt exactly the same at the first and last lap - no fade problems at all!"
Kyle Wyman won the Daytona 200 riding a Yamaha R6 equipped with SBS 634DS-1 Dual Sinter brake pads. One of the legendary road races, the Daytona 200 places a premium on braking response and modulation with 57 laps on Daytona's infamous and famous 2.5 mile/4.0 km tri-oval with its 31 degrees of banking in the turns (18 degrees even at the start/finish line!) and a 3,800 feet/1,200 m front straight and 3,000 ft/910 m long "super stretch" back straight.

Chris Jensen, SBS North American Brand Manager, said: " With Briar Bauman in AFT, the DC compound pads and their superior feel are perfect for the unique challenges of stopping the fast 750 cc machines in the dirt. Besides these winners, top riders in the Daytona 200 like Geoff May, Josh Hayes, Cory West, Brandon Paasch and Tyler O`Hara also chose SBS brake pads.
"SBS has worked with Kyle Wyman and his KWR race team in MotoAmerica for a few years, so it was a great pleasure to help him attain his goal of a Daytona 200 win. He used one set of DS-1 pads all weekend, and the pads looked like they were ready to do it again."

Friday, 17 May 2019



By Martin Human - CEO/CTO, TecMate
Charge batteries right, and they will work right!

Motorcyclists now have more battery options to choose from than ever, and that diversification in available platforms all stems from the fact that motorcyclists are disappointed with traditional battery performance, especially at a time when the reliance on reliable on-board power has expanded like never before.
Of course, everyone automatically blames the battery. "Why can't they just perform like they should?"

After all, if you add a performance kit to your motorcycle, you get more performance, right? Higher compression means more horsepower, right? Actually, it needs more than just that performance kit, it needs a performance exhaust, it needs a filter that makes that engine breathe better, but most important of all, it needs higher octane fuel.
Without the higher octane fuel, that add-on kit looks good in the parking lot, but will not perform so well out there on the road.
So how come a high-performance battery should simply perform without extra care or better charging? To make a battery work right, you have to charge and maintain it right.
Lithium batteries are the new high-performance solution for those Harley-Davidson owners who 'hate' the fact that their motorcycle struggles to start on a cold morning. Spring is a dreaded time, as more often than not that 'old' battery did not make it through winter. The real question is "why?", and generally the answer is that it was never charged and maintained properly.
So, many a rider's response is that it is time for a new battery, and why not one of those new high- performance lithium batteries?
Lithium batteries deliver four times more cranking amps per Amp-hour than their lead-acid equivalent - the battery it will soon replace. Plus, lithium batteries do not 'sulphate' or lose power over winter if left semi-charged (recommended: at least 50% or higher), but, and this is a big but, if they are NOT CONNECTED to the bike's circuitry over winter.
If a lithium battery is left connected over winter without proper maintenance, well, that would be a hard and expensive mistake - that battery will die faster than the lead-acid battery it replaced.
Why? The bike's 'always on' circuitry draws the same power from the battery, never mind what type of battery it is. Lithium batteries have on average three to four times less Amp-hour capacity than the lead-acid battery it replaced, i.e. it is three to four times smaller, so at slow discharge caused by the bike's 'always on' circuitry, it will be flat three to four times sooner. 

So, it stands to reason that if you want reliable access to the high cranking amps of your lithium battery, you must maintain it with a lithium-specific battery charger - it needs that 'high octane' charger to perform as advertised.
The OptiMate Lithium line of chargers has been designed to be the right 'high octane' charger for your lithium battery, which is why Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki globally recommend OptiMate Lithium chargers, as well as KTM, Husqvarna and American Honda, who brand their own OptiMate Lithium chargers.
Ask esteemed international battery companies like Super B, Antigravity and Earth-X why their 'go to' charger is OptiMate Lithium and they'll tell you it is because it makes their batteries work right and their warranty return rate is negligible.
OptiMate Lithium guarantees battery performance - and for those who forgot to charge, it will save that battery from as low as 0.5V.
If you want to see the science behind it all, video versions are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian at



EURO BIKE FEST 2019 will rock Southern Moravia!
23.5.-26.5.2019, Pasohlávky/Moravia/Czech Republic

EURO BIKE FEST 2019 – CCE "Bolt On And Ride" Premiere planned!
Ten years have past – and its EURO BIKE FEST # 11 already! You may remember the scenic lakeside site from the 2017 Czech SUPERRALLY, but there's one thing you may not have realized: At EURO BIKE FEST (in that year held the weekend before SR) price tags were much lower! 

Custom Chrome Europe has supported EURO BIKE FEST and the accompanying bike shows from the start in 2009 – and has explored Southern Moravia from the event with their „Bolt On And Ride“ bikes, sometimes even riding all the way from their German headquarter some 1000 km – not always under good weather conditions. There are very few locations that really serve the needs of a motorcyclist or biker as this. So it really comes as a surprise, when you ride several hundred kilometers down to the Czech-Austrian border, expecting nothing really special, just to find the perfect location for a real biker-event: The ATC Merkur Campground in Pasohlávky. 

Located on the beaches of Nové Mlyny water reservoir the campground offers facilities for thousands of visitors. Pubs and small bars by the dozens, a huge campground and even bungalows and an accompanying hotel complex. The surrounding landscape is just perfect for riding, as vineyards and hills, crowned with castles and ruins can be seen from the event site.
The 11th edition is expected to feature all the traditional events of the last years plus outstanding music program and the excellent Big Lake Custom Bike Show! The CCE Team will be out in force with East Europe Sales Rep Marcel Masaryk, Managing Director Andreas Scholz and Management Assistant Simone Willem present! Check out CCE's Music Video "At Night", which was filmed at and around the 2017 event. 

"Big Lake Custom Show", motorcycle stunt shows, excellent live music and the completely out of this world "Zombie Run" will again thrill the visiting crowd – there is hardly a better event to experience real biker lifestyle on the calendar! Did we mention the cheap prices for excellent food? Or that the Custom Chrome Europe team is planning to premiere a brand new, never



These handlebars are 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter with 1" (25.4mm) ends to accept stock controls. Bars are dimpled and pre-drilled to accept internal wiring. Available for regular cable throttle or ready to take Throttle-by-Wire. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  203,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                200,00
España, Euro incl. IVA                              203,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             212,00
France, Euro TTC                                       201,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           214,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                   205,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       203,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            209,00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt                      202,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA                              207,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                    210,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT          202,00

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

Thursday, 16 May 2019

KessTech Sound for Trikes MY19 THREE wheels

All good things come to 3 - KessTech Sound for Trikes MY19 THREE wheels, TWO bikes, ONE unique sound. 

Our exhaust systems will soon be available for Freewheeler and Tri Glide Ultra MY19. Orderable and available from now on.

Already configure now:

About KessTech
KessTech is today the market leader for electronically adjustable muffler sound systems with an EC type approval for Harley-Davidson and BMW motorbikes in Europe. The highly motivated and highly specialized employees at the Obertheres location in Germany develop and produce the premium systems. With now over 40.000 systems sold KessTech has made a significant name for itself in the scene, and its product range is constantly growing.


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Indian Rally lemmer 2019

Indian Rally Lemmer 2019

One of the highlights at the Indian Rally in Lemmer, Fryslan, in the North of Holland, was Hermann’s 1932 Indian Scout Police with ‘Prison’ sidecar. But many other nice Indians also came to Lemmer and enjoyed a great weekend, visited the Tony ‘Indian” Leenes Museum, and great rides in the Frysian county.

See all the photo’s of the Indian Rally Lemmer 2019 on my website, check Photo Galleries 2019