Friday, 18 September 2020

Eerste BMW Motorrad Heritage showroom in Nederland.

 Eerste BMW Motorrad Heritage showroom in Nederland.

BMW Motorrad dealer Simako-BDM in Elst heeft als eerste in Nederland een Heritage showroom. De complete R nineT line-up en de nieuwe oppermachtige R 18 staan hier in een passend decor, samen met zeer uitgebreide presentaties van Heritage accessoires en kleding.

BMW Motorrad dealer Simako-BDM in Elst heeft als eerste in Nederland een Heritage showroom. De complete R nineT line-up en de nieuwe oppermachtige R 18 staan hier in een passend decor, samen met zeer uitgebreide presentaties van Heritage accessoires en kleding.

Simako-BDM heeft de complete bovenverdieping (200 m2) van de vestiging in Elst ingericht als Heritage showroom. Een parketvloer in visgraatmotief, met hout afgewerkte podia voor de motorfietsen en een corner met koffiebar in een klassiek gestileerde setting zorgen voor een authentieke sfeer. De verlichting is warm en sfeervol. De inrichting is in nauwe samenspraak met BMW Motorrad AG tot stand gekomen.

In Elst kunnen motorrijders en liefhebbers genieten van de meest uitgebreide presentatie van de BMW Motorrad Heritage producten. Hier schitteren alle Heritage modellen: de BMW R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler, R nineT Urban G/S en de nieuwe BMW R 18. Deze cruiser met een boxermotor van 1.800 cc, de grootste die BMW Motorrad ooit bouwde, is zowel technisch als in termen van design en styling overduidelijk geïnspireerd op fameuze voorgangers, zoals de BMW R 5. De R 18 belichaamt de beleving van motorrijden: puur en ongecompliceerd.

Gevoel speelt bij Heritage een hoofdrol. Met elkaar praten over en genieten van motorfietsen, samen rijden en personaliseren van de eigen motorfiets. Het kan allemaal in de eerste Heritage showroom van Nederland.

Thursday, 17 September 2020



These inner and outer Batwing style fairings are made from fiberglass in precision build moulds by Tommy & Sons. 

Available as stock replacement inner and outer fairings, as well as a special detachable version that fits straight on to all Road King models, except FLHRS. This version installs with the brackets from the OEM Road King windscreen. For FLHT models we have Heavy-Duty upper and lower fairing bracket kits available. Tommy & Sons fairings come with a white gel coat finish, ready for your painter's preparation. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:

Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  521,00

Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                513,00

España, Euro incl. IVA                              521,00

Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             543,00

France, Euro TTC                                       515,00

Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           547,00

Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                   526,00

Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       521,00

Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            534,00

Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt                      517,00

Poland, Euro incl. PTA                              530,00

Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                    538,00

United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT          517,00


These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

The Zodiac Online Catalog:

Where to buy:

Part Number Information

761114          Stock replacement for FLHT 1993 thru 2008 models

761115          Fits 1993 to present FLHR Road King models

S&S Cycle M-8 Forged Roller Rocker Arm Upgrades


S&S Cycle M-8 Forged Roller Rocker Arm Upgrades

S&S Cycle's engineers have addressed a potentially important issue in M-8 engines. Big lift cams can open up the high rpm potential of the M-8 powerplant, but they can also add stress to the stock valvetrain geometry

Valve thrust and valvetrain wear in big lift cam applications drove S&S engineers to design stronger, more durable components that will help dealers and riders get the most out of the M-8, and first on the list was forged roller rocker arms.
These new rockers are stronger, more durable, and designed to be easier on the rest of the top end. Oil routing is updated and is now sprayed directly on the valve springs, helping cool and lubricate these hard working parts.
Compatible with stock and most CNC-ported heads, they feature a 1.640 ratio, which is capable of up to .650 valve lift. S&S says that "we think these are an essential modification for increasing the longevity of valvetrain components, particularly with cams running .550 or greater lift. Making big, reliable power has always been what we do best, and these new forged roller rockers are a solid addition to our M-8 performance parts line."


New ROOF BOXXER CARBON CAGE❗ Limited and numbered edition❗


All good reasons to be unreasonable!

New BOXXER CARBON CAGE❗ Limited and numbered edition❗


The manufacturing of a 100% exposed carbon shell is a technical feat made possible thanks to the remarkable know-how of our manufacture. This feat is here sublimated by a cage of carbon cells evocative of premium specifications of this limited edition.


One of the most prestigious materials that ensures optimal protection, the carbon is associated with the nobility of real leather to sublimate the inner lining for a great comfort. The singularity of the BOXXER CARBON CAGE is enhanced by the supplied as standard additional iridium silver visor, as well as its exclusive packaging, a foldable backpack cleverly combining style, practicality and small size.


At the risk of becoming commonplace, scarcity is a key part of any outstanding performance, that’s why the BOXXER CARBON CAGE will be commercialised only in a limited edition of 1000 units, all embroidered and numbered.



Available at our official retailers partners of this limited edition.

Public price advised: €679

Swapmeet American Motorcycle Museum 20 sept. 2020

Swapmeet  American Motorcycle Museum 20 sept. 2020

Op zondag 20 september 2020 vanaf 10 uur staat het terrein rondom het Amerikaans Motorfiets Museum in Raalte weer geheel in het teken van een kofferbakverkoop.

Deze jaarlijks terug kerende Swapmeet wordt voor de vierde keer georganiseerd 

en is voor iedereen vrij toegankelijk.

Heb je onderdelen van Amerikaanse motorfietsen van pre-1950, en wordt het tijd eens op te ruimen?

Breng ze mee en verkoop ze gratis op deze gezellige ruilbeurs!

Vanuit je kofferbak of breng even een tafeltje mee.

Als je veel aan te bieden hebt, neem dan even contact op, dan regelen we een kraampje voor je.

Ook zullen er wederom standhouders aanwezig zijn die het aanbod zullen vergroten.

Dus heb je iets te verkopen, ben je op zoek naar dat ene onderdeel of wil je lekker rondstruinen tussen de Amerikaanse motorfietsonderdelen van voor 1950?

Kom dan zondag 20 september naar het American Mototcycle Museum, Zwolsestraat 63c in Raalte (vanaf 10.00 uur)

Info: 06-13941851

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Comp Master Advance Unit by American Prime Manufacturing


American Prime Manufacturing

Comp Master Advance Unit

This Comp Master advance assembly from Santa Fe Springs, California based American Prime Manufacturing has a 304 stainless steel base, with center post, pivot pins and the weights coated with a specially formulated polymer coating.

"The coating protects the components from heat saturation," says industry veteran and APM CEO Ben Kudon. "It reduces friction and, in most cases, strengthens the components to improve efficiency.
"The special CNC-machined coiled springs hold precision tolerances, controlling spring rates to within 5% of specification to provide the max advance and retard applicable to your motorcycle. They are manufactured with precision drawn wire, then zinc plated for corrosion protection with post baking for relieving of potential hydrogen embrittlement.
"The advance unit is assembled at our factory in Santa Fe Sprins, California, and made in the U.S.A. We also have complete rebuild kits available for our own Comp Master advance units that also service Rivera advance units."
This high performance Comp Master Advance Assembly Kit is made from a high grade stainless steel, so it won't rust, and the kit includes the center bolt. It fits all Harley models right up to the introduction of the Twin Cam models.
"Although Harley introduced a form of electronic ignition on its models in late 1979, due to its inherent problems many people converted back to points ignition because of its simplicity. Prior to 1979 all H-D models uses points type ignitions - our Comp Master advance unit was created not only to upgrade a points style ignition, but also to enhance the early electronic ignitions and convert electronic ignitions back to the simplicity of a points ignition."


Kawasaki reports unit sales -39% for three months to June

 Kawasaki reports unit sales -39% for three months to June

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has reported results for the first quarter (to June 2020) of its 2020/2021 financial year, saying of its Motorcycle and Engine division that "the market has been significantly affected due to the impact of COVID-19 in the major markets of Europe, North America and South East Asia."

Motorcycle unit sales in developed markets were 29,000 in the three months to June 30, worth some 24.7bn yen, with 25,000 units sold (for 9.1bn yen) in emerging markets. With 13,000 UTV, ATV and PWC sold, their global powersports industry business was 67,000 units sold compared to 110,000 for the year-ago quarter (-39%) for 58.9bn yen (-9.3%; includes 8.5bn yen worth of general-purpose gasoline engines).

Kawasaki's middleweight Ninjas (Z 900 seen here) continue to earn 'Big Green' market share in Europe

The segment posted a -5.9bn yen loss for the quarter compared to a -2.8bn yen loss in the year-ago quarter.
At a corporate level, KHI recorded 300,602m yen total consolidated sales for a -20,661m yen loss.

Monday, 14 September 2020



Is there an event somewhere?

 Faak „OFF“

“Holidays in the Sun” or “On the Road to Nowhere”?:

September 3rd - 13th 2020, the „No Show“ around Lake Faak...

 Text & Photos: Horst Roesler

Harley-Davidson left no doubts: As early as June 4th 2020, European Bike Week was cancelled – and all activities to promote and support the event which in 22 years has developed into a multi-million money machine for Carinthia’s tourism business that also had to deal with the absence of summer tourism and – now that infection rates go up again as the Austrian schools re-open – a similar bad autumn season! Arneitz Custom tried hard to compensate for the cancellation of the Harley-Village, but was beaten by the local lawmakers that eliminated all hope for a “Lakeside” portion of Custombike flair. It was Velden on the Lake Woerth that scored during this years “No Show” which was nevertheless attended by almost 10.000 visitors who kept their reservations or came anyway. And Klagenfurt Harley-Dealer “Motodrom” cut off a piece of the cake and brought “European Bike Week” back to Klagenfurt…


Friday, 11 September 2020





Harley-Davidson brengt The Enthusiast™ opnieuw uit, zowel in papieren uitvoering als digitaal. Het magazine is bedoeld om zowel de motorcultuur als de motorbike-lifestyle te belichten door de lens van Harley-Davidson. The Enthusiast is van 1916 tot 2008 uitgegeven door Harley-Davidson en zal nu het HOG® Magazine vervangen als de officiële publicatie van Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Het blad zal een nog groter bereik krijgen, onder andere via nieuwe distributiekanalen.

“Dit is de terugkeer van een geweldige traditie,” zegt Jochen Zeitz, President & CEO van Harley-Davidson. “Wij geloven dat vandaag de dag de titel The Enthusiast relevanter is dan ooit. In een jaar waarin zoveel mensen noodgedwongen binnen hebben moeten blijven, geloven wij heilig in het inspireren van rijders en potentiële rijders om erop uit te trekken en op avontuur te gaan. Juist omdat motorrijden en social distancing prima samen gaan.”

De eerste editie van The Enthusiast verschijnt deze week in de VS, met een coververhaal over Ewan McGregor en Charley Boorman, de sterren van de nieuwe Apple Original serie “Long Way Up”. De serie gaat op vrijdag 18 september in première op Apple TV+.  In de serie volgen we de epische motortrip van McGregor en Boorman; een 21.000 km lang avontuur op twee elektrische Harley-Davidson® LiveWire motoren door Zuid-Amerika, Midden-Amerika en Mexico.

Met vier jaarlijkse uitgaven en een oplage van meer dan 500.000 in de VS en 150.000 internationaal is The Enthusiast het motorblad met het grootste bereik wereldwijd. Voor het eerst door Harley-Davidson uitgegeven in 1916, behoorde The Enthusiast tot de eerste gedrukte motorbladen ter wereld. In de VS ging alleen het Duitse Motorrad (1903), het Italiaanse Motociclismo (1914) en Motorcyclist (1909) het blad voor.

Van 1984 tot 2008 bracht Harley-Davidson twee aparte publicaties uit voor eigenaren en rijders, The Enthusiast en HOG Tales magazine. In 2009 werden die samengevoegd onder de naam HOG Magazine. Met de beweging van Motorcyclist naar een digitale uitgave in 2018, is The Enthusiast (de HOG Magazine jaren meegeteld) het langst lopende motorblad in de VS.

Alle Full en Life Harley Owners Group leden behouden een gratis abonnement op The Enthusiast als onderdeel van hun lidmaatschap. Gratis app versies van het magazine zijn beschikbaar voor iOS en Android telefoons en tablets. Harley-Davidson onderzoekt ook nieuwe manieren om de gedrukte uitgave in de VS te distribueren, bijvoorbeeld het verkopen van losse nummers via de H-D® eCommerce site en geselecteerde winkelbedrijven, waaronder Harley-Davidson™ dealers

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Halbert and Mees Take Wins at AFT Springfield Miles


American Flat Track

Halbert and Mees Take Wins at AFT Springfield Miles

Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2020 AFT series saw a triple-header with two Springfield Mile Super Twins and Production Twins races at Springfield, Illinois, on September 5 and 6, after an AFT Singles Short Track on Thursday September 4th.
In the first, Saturday's AFT SuperTwins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event Springfield Mile I presented by Memphis Shades, Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) provided an undeniable reminder of his immense talent to take the win with a commanding performance.

"Slammin' Sammy" has long been regarded as one of the elite riders on the AFT scene, but his 14th career Grand National Championship race win came as his first in more than four years. Over that span, he'd found himself on the wrong end of Indian Motorcycle's recent series domination. Now that he's got an FTR750 of his own, Halbert once again figures to be a significant factor in the '20 AFT SuperTwins title fight.
Multi-time champ Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) brought it home in second, with Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Happy Trails Racing FTR750) third, Brandon Robinson (No. 44 HCRR Racing/Ben Evans Racing Indian FTR750) fourth and Davis Fisher (No. 67 Indian FTR750) fifth.
Reigning Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) finished in seventh, 0.150 seconds behind Brandon Price (No. 92 Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas Indian FTR750). As a result, Mees had reclaimed the points lead and remains the sole rider with a perfect podium record for the season.
Brandon Price, Briar Bauman and Bronson Bauman were 6th, 7th and 8th respectively on their FTR750s, with Dalton Gauthier and Jarod Vanderkooi bringing home the leading Vance & Hines backed XG750R Rev X Harley factory bikes in 9th and 10th.
In the second, the Vance & Hines backed SuperTwins race, on Sunday 6, Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) went one better at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois, adding to his burgeoning Mile legend with a triumphant ride in Sunday's thrilling Springfield Mile II presented by Memphis Shades.
Brandon Robinson (No. 44 HCRR Racing/Ben Evans Racing Indian FTR750) was second, ahead of reigning Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) third, his brother Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) fourth, with Davis Fisher (No. 67 Indian FTR750) fifth.

The three Vance & Hines backed Harley factory team XG750R Rev X's of Bryan Smith, Dalton Gauthier and Jarod Vanderkooi came in 7th, 8th and 9th respectively, with Dan Bromley on another FTR750 in 10th.
As a result, Mees boasted a relatively healthy title advantage over primary rival Bauman (132-119), with Halbert in third as the series headed for the Williams Grove Speedway Half-Mile double-header at Mechanicsburg, Penn.

AFT Production Twins
Ryan Varnes (No. 68 RVR/RoyBuilt Don's Kawasaki Ninja 650) won his first-career Mile win in Saturday's AFT Production Twins Main Event, ahead of Chad Cose (No. 49 Wally Brown Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) second, and Ben Lowe (No. 25 Roof Systems of Dallas/Bruce Lowe Excavating Yamaha MT-07) third.
The following evening, in the second Springfield Mile Production Twins Main Event, points leader James Rispoli (No. 43 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) extended his championship lead, with Ben Lowe second this time, ahead of Chad Cose, third.

AFT Singles
The AFT Singles saw two Main Event Short Track races staged on the same evening (Thursday September 4th).
In the first, Dallas Daniels took the win (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), ahead of Henry Wiles second (No. 17 RMR Honda/Honda Talon CRF450R) and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Roof Systems DFW/Duffy Fleet Services KTM 450 SX-F) third.
In the second race, exciting rookie Trevor Brunner (No. 211 Demske Racing/KMA Racing Honda CRF450R) was ahead of Henry Wiles, who again had to settle for second, with Max Whale on a Kawasaki KX450F in third.
After the Williams Grove Half-Miles (Mechanicsburg, Penn., September 11th and 12th) come the Dallas Half-Mile double-headers at the Devil's Bowl Speedway (September 25 and 26), the Atlanta Short Tracks (October 2nd and 3rd), Charlotte Half-Miles (Concord, NC., October 9 and 10), with the season finale at Daytona Beach on October 15 and 16.

New Product - Corbin Dual saddle for H-D Livewire


Dual Saddle

for Harley-Davidson Livewire


Comfort and style together in one package is what made the Corbin name famous worldwide. Delivering a quality product constructed of the finest materials available has made Corbin the number one manufacturer of motorcycle saddles for over fifty years! Our dual saddle for the Livewire is a perfect example of this combination of form and function.

Seating areas have been ergonomically designed to distribute body weight over a greater area. This provides longer-range support and eliminates hot spots. Neutralized seating platform helps to hold your body in place and curbs sliding in the saddle. This also helps to relieve rider fatigue by taking pressure off your wrists and knees.


For those chilly morning rides we offer the option of heated rider seating. We incorporate a heater unit under the leather seating and a switch on the left side of the saddle (so you can turn it on without removing your hand from the throttle). Just flip the switch and the seat will warm up and maintain temperature automatically. Corbin's heater comes completely pre installed in the saddle and you need only integrate the included pigtail. Rider and passenger seating is controlled via the one switch.

Corbin's saddle mounts similar to stock and includes hardware on the saddle so it's ready for immediate installation. If you opt for electric heat, a special wiring pigtail will also be included to integrate with your bike.


Proudly made in the U.S.A.

 For more information on this product, 

click        HERE 






The finest and most comfortable motorcycle saddles available. 

Manufactured with pride in the USA.

#HD-LW           Dual saddle for HD Livewire, No Heat        $533

 #HD-LW-E      Dual saddle for HD Livewire, with HEAT      $633

Corbin World Headquarters

2360 Technology Parkway

Hollister, CA 95023

831-634-1100 Tel | 831-634-1059 Fax

800-538-7035 Toll Free

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End-of-Summer-Special – The KessTech Webshop is online!

 End-of-Summer-Special – The KessTech Webshop is online!

At the end of the summer we are going to hit the ground running once again. Since today our new webshop is online! You can now order your KessTech system directly online and have it delivered to your dealer! No matter where you are, no matter what you do. And the best: The first 100 orders will receive a 50€ voucher for the webshop of!*

So what are you waiting for?! Celebrate the end of the summer with us and get your KessTech system now! Click here for the webshop:!

*cashable from an order value of 100€ at

About KessTech

For more than 30 years our world turns around the adjustable exhaust system. What once begun mechanically adjustable, today is a piece of High-Tech Made in Germany. The company is today market leader for adjustable exhaust systems with an EU-type approval for motorcycles. With more than 55 highly motivated and specialized employees, the company produces these high-quality systems at its headquarter in Obertheres, Germany. With more than 50,000 adjustable exhaust systems sold - especially for Harley-Davidson motorcycles - KessTech has made an significant name for itself in the motorcycle scene and the product range is growing steadily.

About Cult-Werk

The team of Cult-Werk consists of qualified, committed and dynamic employees as well as engineers, whose many years of experience and feeling for trends, in the area of customizing, form the perfect basis for the company. Cult-Werk, located in Aigen-Schlägl, Austria, is today leader in the development and production of innovative customizing parts for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles®. The harmony of aesthetics, function, innovation and quality inspires consumers and dealers worldwide and is both a cornerstone and a guarantee for success. Unobtrusive and striking at the same time - this is how the unmistakable Cult-Werk design radiates elegance and harmony. Through high-quality materials and workmanship, as well as a sensual feel, the company catapulted itself to the top of the customizing scene within a very short time

 End-of-Summer-Special – De KessTech Webshop is online!

Aan het einde van de zomer gaan we weer hard aan de slag. Sinds vandaag is onze nieuwe webshop online! U kunt uw KessTech-systeem nu direct online bestellen en

IMG - Grand Canyon Nieuws - Premier Hyper Helm

Hyper is de gloednieuwe helm van Premier.  

Met deze Hyper helm is de R&D afdeling van Premier er in geslaagd om aerodynamisch design en comfort te combineren. Of zoals Premier het noemt: the dawn of a new era. Door 60 jaar kennis te combineren met huidige  technologie is er een topmodel Full Face helm ontwikkelt waar 5 punten centraal staan; Safety, Innovation, quality, Humans en Details.


Elke helm is in de eerste plaats een hulpmiddel dat het leven moet beschermen. Daarom zet Premier al hun energie in om producten te maken die in de eerste plaats veilig zijn.


Premier blijft altijd op zoek naar verbeteringen in de precessen en producten.

S&S NEW STUFF ALERT: Forged Roller Rockers for M8

S&S Forged Roller Rockers for M8

Big lift cams can open up the high rpm potential of the M8 powerplant, but they can also cause their own issues due to the extra stresses and stock valvetrain geometry.

 Excessive valve thrust and valvetrain wear drove S&S engineers to design stronger, more durable components that will help you get the most out of your M8. S&S Forged Roller Rocker arms for M8 models are stronger, more durable and easier on the rest of your valvetrain, and are essential for increasing the longevity of your valvetrain components on cams with greater than .550" lift.

  • Forged from 8620 steel for greater strength
  • Designed using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Rollers eliminate thrusting on valves for decreased wear on the valve train
  • Rocker geometry is better suited to high lift cams
  • Bushings are 50% longer than stock, increasing time between rebuilds
  • Larger surface area on the thrust surfaces reduces wear on the heads
  • Oil is sprayed directly on the valve springs, reducing potential for breaking a valve due to over-heating (stock rockers tend to oil the rocker boxes, not the valves)
  • Compatible with stock or S&S CNC heads
  • 1.640 Ratio
  • Capable of .650" max Valve Lift
  • Serviceable and rebuildable for generations of durabilty
  • A must have for cams with .550" or greater lift!

Tuesday, 8 September 2020



Stock-style 2-in-1 replacement headers for FLH Shovelhead 1970 thru 1984 with nose cone engine. Headers have a stock 1 3/4" (44mm) diameter


These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

The Zodiac Online Catalog:

Where to buy:

Part Number Information


789414          Chrome 2-in-1 headers FLH 1970-1984

789415          Raw finish 2-in-1 headers FLH 1970-1984

 Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:

New RO200 ❗ All the qualities of RO200 CARBON are within reach❗


All the qualities of RO200 CARBON are within reach

The RO200 CARBON has made his mark! Since September 2019, the most lightweight racing full face helmet of the world was able to win over the riders, journalists and bikers to get its prime position on the premium-quality full face market.


In order to make these exceptional technologies available to as many people as possible, ROOF is today unveiling the new RO200! This new model retains its sporty design and incorporates all the proven technologies of the RO200 CARBON in a high quality fiberglass shell. At just only 1.280g, the RO200 is one of the most lightweight full face helmet of the market.


This performance is the result of in-depth research on every component, from the shell to EPS protection and not forgetting the visor articulation mechanism, chin-strap anchors or air vents. Many patents have just made all the hard work of our French Riviera Design Office a reality.


Coming standard with an additional DAYNIGHT visor and a 100% MAXVISION PINLOCK lens, the RO200 is available in 5 outstanding colors and 8 sizes from €419.