Tuesday, 7 September 2021

AFT - Memphis Shades Springfield Mile I (Sunday, September 5th)

 AFT - Memphis Shades Springfield Mile I (Sunday, September 5th)


Mission SuperTwins Presented by S&S Cycle
Following the weather-induced postponement of the Memphis Shades Springfield Mile I, on Saturday, September 4th, AFT legend Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) overcame a checkered flag challenge from rival Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) to take the win in the Sunday race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.
Most of the 14-minute-plus-two-lap race was dominated by a six-rider lead group consisting of Mees, Bauman, Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750), Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750), Brandon Price (No. 92 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) and Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750). 



Vanderkooi and Halbert (mechanical issues), Price were all dropped one way or another and then Robinson lost the draft to leave Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle title rivals Mees and Bauman to duke it out in a final lap showdown - Mees eventually trumped Bauman's high line efforts to take the win by 0.116 seconds, with Robinson a further 0.205 seconds back for the third podium place.
Robinson's teammate, Price, finished fourth, with an impressive Kolby Carlile (No. 36 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) collecting his third-career premier-class top-five. The victory was Mees' sixth-career Springfield Mile triumph, including four of the last five. Referencing the fact that he and his wife, Nichole, will also serve as the race promoter for the series' crown jewel event starting in 2022, he said, "I love the Springfield Mile. I figured if I'm gonna own it, I've got to win it, right?"
A frustrated Bauman made it clear in Victory Circle that he considered Mees' tactics unsafe and added that his plan would be "not get mad" but to "get even" in the second race.

AFT Production Twins Presented by Vance & Hines
Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07) continues his inexorable march towards AFT superstardom. The 18-year-old prodigy dominated the Springfield Mile in his first attempt, winning Sunday's AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event.
The victory followed his Friday, September 3rd AFT Singles sweep (leaving Daniels with two wins and a runner-up finish in his three career AFT Production Twins starts at that stage), setting the stage for a possible Springfield quadruple with the postponed SuperTwins race.
As if that wasn't enough, Daniels also pocketed an extra $5,000 for winning the Memphis

Monday, 6 September 2021

Dresden Harley Days 2021


First official German Harley-Event after Covid 19.

Back in Dresden 2021:

Dresden Harley Days

July 23rd-25th 2021 - Harley's return to rumble the Elbe Valley, European "Sportster S" Premiere

 Saxonia's Dresden is one of the certain touristic highlights of East Germany – or rather will be – when the town will be recovered from extensine restauration and construction works in the city's former historic center. For the 3rd edition of "Dresden Harley Days" not just the Augustus bridge was still taken apart, but the popular promenade was closed too and cranes towering less scenic over much of what "Bomber Harris" Lancaster's have left when the Elbe valley in February 1945. The 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid and beside the pandemic, this years event was threatened by weather: Despite all claims for "climate change", Germany has been experiencing one of the wetter summers, including severe flashfloods in many german states. For those who know a little bit of history, "Old downtown Dresden" was not as far away as the images show: In fact, the event was held just a stone throw away from old Dresden, as the hill beside the eventside is one of three locations where the rubble of the ruins was buried...

 What today is called "die Rinne" has for centuries been an overflow in the Elbe River which here, just about to exit the Dresden Basin to the north, twists snakelike in a sharp "S" turn, often overflooding the area which was in use as animal reserve for the neighbouring slaughterhouses, now trade fair "Messe Dresden". Since the Elbe river collects the waters of almost the entire Czech Republic as far as down to the Austrian Border, floods are completely out of control of the German authorities – so when sheduling any event at this location, it is mandatory to look for the Czech weather forecast. Held for the third time after another one year break, Dresden Harley Days were blessed by great weather, quite unlike other parts of Germany. The "rebirth" of the Dresden Harley Days have been appreciated by many Harley-riders as East Germany and Dresden have quite a lot riding opportunities to offer and Saxonia was somewaht hit by Covid and the accompanying restrictions which were partially lifted only shortly before the event date! 






Dresden is the home of two Narrow Gauge Railways under steam, one which passes the spectacular castle of Moritzburg from Radebeul to Radeburg, the other from Freital to Kipsdorf. More steam is operating in the mountains east and west of Dresden, making the area a popular location for railways enthusisasts. South of Dresden, the Saxonian Switzerland and Fortress Koenigstein are offering spectacular views and Dresden itself, if you can live with the fact that its difficult to get something to eat after 8 pm – is still a great destination to shop and visit.

 






It was at this event that Harley-Davidson decided to unveil the new Sportster S to the public and with 8.500 visitors in three event days the crowd did watch Luke Mansfield, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and Kolja Rebstock, Regional Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa of Harley-Davidson Motor Company lifting the cover from Harley-Davidson's next generation Sportster! The event had all the usual fun of a Harley-Party, including Bikeshow, live music and several local customizers present, visitors came from all over Germany as this was the first "official" event after more than a year in different version of "lockdown" and total inactivity, not to forget travel bans and curfews that made events like this impossible. The riders even ventured out for a parade into the City of Dresden, much of which is still lacking international tourists and is welcoming every visitor with open arms. 





Saturday, 4 September 2021

Custom Chrome Europe News - Santee Bonanza Bagger Bars in 16 and 13 Inch height

 

Built for "Batwings"

Upgrade your Electra- and Street-Glides with new

Santee Bonanza Bagger Bars in 16 and 13 Inch height!



 

Now  available from Custom Chrome Europe, the new Santee "Bonanza" style touring handlebars are created for Harley-Davidson's 2014-up touring models, both with Twin Cam and Milwaukee Eight engine with TÜV approval. These handlebars are especially designed as a perfect match for Harley-Davidson's traditional "Batwing" fairings as known on the "Electra Glide" and "Street Glide" models. To support the demands to steer the heavyweight Harley-tourers and Baggers as precise and effective as possible, these bars are manufactured from 1 1/4 steel tubing and precision-bent. The excellent quality grants longevity and superb fit: All bars are prepared for TBW (Throttle by Wire) 1'' handlebar controls, clamping section is knurled and 1'' tube diameter. For easy installation and internal wire routing, all bars are prepared with drawing wires. Variations of the new Santee "Bonanza Bagger Bars" include "black powder coated" or "chrome" finish, available heights are 13 or 16 Inch (330 mm or 406 mm). All versions share a width of 38.38'' (975 mm) but differ in pullback: 8.1'' (205 mm) for the 13'' high bar and 8.86'' (225 mm) for the higher 16'' Bonanza Bagger Bar.

 


A great design bar for Harley's big Touring bikes, these Bonanza bars are stylish and high-quality alternatives for stock handlebars.

 



Now available through the CCE Dealer Network in Europe!


See the Dealer Locator page on our Website www.custom-chrome-europe.com to find the Dealer nearest you!

 




CCE Parts Numbers:

 

917881 16" Bonanza Bagger Bar , 1 1/4" Black, 38.38'' (975 mm) wide, 8.86'' (225 mm) pullback

917882 16" Bonanza Bagger Bar , 1 1/4" Chrome, 38.38'' (975 mm) wide, 8.86'' (225 mm) pullback

 

917883 13" Bonanza Bagger Bar , 1 1/4" Black, 38.38'' (975 mm) wide, 8.1'' (205 mm) pullback

917884 13" Bonanza Bagger Bar , 1 1/4" Chrome, 38.38'' (975 mm) wide, 8.1'' (205 mm) pullback


 


High-tech in every detail: The new Santee "Bonanza Bagger Bars" by Custom Chrome Europe offer superb manufacturing quality and thoughtful installation support. They are especially designed to complement the traditional HD "Batwing" handlebar-mounted fairings as used on the "Electra Glide" and "Street Glide" models.



35th edition of the Biker Fest in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine) Italy.

 


35 YEARS OF HISTORY: ALMOST A LEGEND!
34 years of history, 5 areas of Lignano Sabbiadoro occupied by 350 exhibitors, 3300 Demo Rides in the last edition, 450 off road riders, 250 Moto Tours made to know the Region, 14 official motorcycle manufacturers present with all the new motorcycle models, on 480,000 square meters: pure adrenaline in the central days of September and a great desire to savor again the normality and the love for engines.
This is the program and the numbers of the 35th edition of the Biker Fest in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine) Italy.

35th edition of the Biker Fest in Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD), where the golden beaches will compete with the gleaming chrome of the mechanical beasts, thousands of guests from all over the world, as evidence of the weight and internationality reached by this event that has made tourism and passion for engines at 360 ° its core business.
The event takes place in 4 different areas of the city to accentuate and diversify the peculiarities of each proposed attraction, so that the entire community is involved in the event.

Many national and international trends have come to life right here and it’s no coincidence that the Biker Fest Custom Bike Show is the most historical in Europe (born in 1987) and affiliated at its origins with the "Rat's Hole" of Daytona and Sturgis (USA). An absolute exclusive is the Final of the IMC Custom Bike Show Championship (Italian Motorcycle Championship) and the only date of the AMD World Custom Bike Show Championship in Italy, with the exhibition of the most beautiful bikes in Europe. 
Among the prizes up for grabs there are 4 expense refunds of 1,000 Euros and free stands at mega trade fairs such as the Motor Bike Expo in Verona and Rome Motodays, and additional accessories offered by major international catalogs, worth tens of thousands of Euros.

As always, the area of the free Demo Rides at the Stadium, created by the Official Motorcycle Manufacturers present, will be a great success: last year's edition saw over 3,400 of them!
There will also be an 7 km long Off-Road area on two wheels, now in its 13th edition with the name of "Enduro Fest", while for the 4 wheels it will be about 2 km long, without forgetting the social commitment with the hospitality to associations of disabled people who will be accompanied along the paths and other race exhibitions of Garden Tractor, Moped, Vespa and Lambretta ... with the name "Mods Meet Rockers".

But this event can not miss the good old Rock live with a dozen live performances, and then the Pin Up Contest and news for all tastes, such as the involvement of the Skate Park and WindSurfing exhibitions, particularly appreciated given the location.

Even the culinary tastes will be amply satisfied with typical local and national cuisine, but also Bavarian, Argentine and Slovenian, with tasty dishes washed down by the best craft beers on the market.

Then various Moto-Tours starting from Thursday to visit the UNESCO cities and other places of special interest in the Region. The trips will start from Luna Park in the early morning and are organized and guided by the Moto Club Morena (present with a stand at the main entrance) and the magazine Mototurismo that for the first time will take the field during the event.

Grand finale on Sunday, with the 26th U.S. Car Reunion, since 1995 the most important and historic Italian event for American cars: the last edition boasted the presence of 400 splendid American V8s.

Speaking of something peppery, we can not fail to mention the "East Coast Sweet Pin-Up Contest" reaching this year its 6th edition. A contest that will see more than a dozen beautiful girls take the stage, ready to challenge each other with lipstick, acts and jokes. The contest, created by our friend Pelù, will take place on Saturday, while on Sunday the artists will be accompanied by the wonderful American Cars present.

You will find a careful eye to technology and Green Power at the e-Mobility Village in the Stadium area, created in collaboration with the Agency Lignano Holiday, a 2nd edition where visitors will have the opportunity to test for free hundreds of electric and hybrid vehicles, from cars to scooters through motorcycles and e-bikes.
This area is one of the largest and best organized not only nationally but also in Europe.
During the event there will be also the big E-Mobility Meeting: gathering of electric cars of every kind and brand, realized in collaboration with Tesla Club Italy, which will see a long snake of electric cars on the streets of Lignano Sabbiadoro during Sunday, September 19th: https://www.teslaclub.it/raduno-tesla-club-italy-a-lignano-sabbiadoro-udine-il-19-settembre-2021-al-biker-fest-international.html  

Finally, we remember that also this year will be renewed the historic "Moto Senza Frontiere" (Motorcycles without Borders), an area dedicated to dozens of "Motoglobetrotters", motorcyclists who have traveled the world by motorcycle and that will be available to the public to showcase their books, videos and to tell their adventures on the road. They will also do it from the main stage, during the evenings of Friday and Saturday. 

Green Pass can be required: https://www.bikerfest.it/en/covid

To miss it would be a crime, to be there an unmissable experience!

More details and programs coming soon:
www.bikerfest.it - info@bikerfest.it

HR Pictures: https://www.bikerfest.it/it/gallery?34a-edizione&official-selection

Facebook: Biker Fest International  Evento 35° Biker Fest International
Instagram: Biker Fest Int  
Twitter: Biker Fest International  

HOTEL/CAMPING Biker Fest affiliated: https://www.lignanoholiday.com/it/bikerfest2021/ STAND

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Rick's by Motorcycle Storehouse

Rick's by Motorcycle Storehouse


Available through any of Dutch-headquartered distributor Motorcycle Storehouse's regional offices in Europe, recent additions to its inventory include the U.S. made range of Rick's Motorsport Electrics' charging system components.
Founded in the late 1970s, New Hampshire, USA based Rick's Motorsport Electrics is a global leader in the supply of high-quality motorcycle electrical system replacement parts, manufactured with the latest techniques as a reliable quality and cost-effective alternative for the (often hard to source) OEM part.

Replacement stator for Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R 1200 cc

Unless stated otherwise, all Rick's replacement parts are bolt-on and compatible with OEM components. Some are available as a custom upgrade over the OEM part.
Available parts include starter motor rebuild kits and brush sets, brush plate repair kits, starter solenoid switches, complete starter motors with long-life bearings, charging rotors, charging stators, complete alternator assemblies, regulator-rectifiers for stock or lithium batteries, wiring harnesses between the regulator and stator and even complete stock or upgraded charging kits for European, Japanese and some American bikes.

OEM style Ducati rectifier-regulator made with 24-inch wire leads


Rick's origins was as a small motorcycle salvage and repair business. As a result of the experience gained in the electrical components that customers simply could not find elsewhere, the company made a pivot to leverage its electrical component expertise. Fast forward to 2021 and the company is a true global leader, especially recognised for its 'Hot Shot' Series - "the right product and the right fit, at the right price".

www.motorcyclestorehouse.com
www.ricksmotorsportelectrics.com

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Tribute to Rudi Herzig

 

Thank you for the passion!

Tribute to Rudi Herzig

German-language Harley-Davidson Press Service transformation means severe loss to German and European journalist.

First and foremost: This is fortunately no "orbituary"! At least not for somebody who has died. However, for all german-language journalists as well as International journalists like myself, Rudi Herzig of Sassenbach GmbH, the long-time press and PR-agency will no longer act as "rock, heart and soul" of Harley-Davidson's Press Service! Which certainly is sad news, to put it mildly. Effective August 31st 2021, "Sassenbach Advertising" has been "given the boot", likely for cost considerations – as other reasons to kick a 25+ years Harley-experienced specialist seems unthinkable. Rudi Herzig, who has also served the job with former PR-agency of Knut Briel, has been THE authority on delivering and translating the Harley-Davidson press news, however restricted he was on what was allowed to be published. Especially in getting up-to-date background information and historic images, features an contacts, Rudi was highly engaged to get the desired images and information, no matter how long it would take and how difficult these information could be dug out!

One of the people working "in the background", Rudi never stepped out anywhere in front, always honouring his co-workers, humbly staying in the shadow, but super-efficient in terms of speed and knowledge, let alone his connections to the Harley-archives and ever-changing Harley-staff and management in the USA. Rudi Herzig was the solid rock in a time of changes and often unpredictable developments. It was hard to catch him with the camera, but this IS the time and date to thank him for his dedicated, passionate and (yes!) enthusiastic work for Harley-Davidson and us, the journalists.

 

Thanks for your help, support and countless coffees 
you've made for us at so many events!

While Rudi, thanks to his other qualifications, remains in the job with Sassenbach Advertising, but future press work with Harley will not be the same without him. Thank you for the past 25+ years of your work. The least I can say: My work would not have been possible in this way without you. Good Luck from me – and likely many other german (and international!) language journalists!

 

Text & Foto: Horst Roesler,

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Base Model Sportster Pictures Leaked

 

Harley-Davidson News: 

Base Model Sportster Pictures Leaked

By Ben Purvis

The next step in the liquid-cooled 'New Gen' Sportster plan has already been revealed, courtesy of images of a base model that leaked via a survey sent to some Harley customers.
The online survey included six pictures of a future 'Standard' Sportster to complement the 'S', complete with traditional bobber styling and a twin-shock chassis, but on the Revolution Max water-cooled DOHC engine that debuted in the Pan America and Sportster S.
The sharp eyed may have noticed three snatched close-ups of the bike in the official reveal video for the Sportster S that was shot in Scotland - no doubt as a teaser for the next step in the master plan.

The apparently planned 'Standard' Sportster will likely use the 975 cc version of the Revolution Max that had been intended for the 'Bronx' streetfighter. Option combinations will include silver, bronze or black engines, chrome or black exhausts and silver or black wheels.

While the Sportster S bucks tradition by using monoshock rear suspension, upside-down forks and high-level exhausts, the base model Sportster will feature much more familiar styling. The front gets a circular headlight with a small cowl around it above conventional forks and a large 19in front wheel.
The frame - made up of small front and rear subframes with the engine as a central, structural component - appears to be identical to the Sportster S, but the swingarm is different, with twin shocks mounted on alloy extensions either side of the bobbed rear fender. The rear wheel is much smaller than the front, probably 16 in in diameter, wrapped in a specially designed Michelin tire.
The tank is similar to the Sportster S, with the normal Sportster shape, but the seat is significantly lower and there's more rear bodywork. Mid-mounted footrests replace the forward controls on the S, and there's a very apparent radiator in front of the engine - Harley is making no attempt to pretend this is an air-cooled bike, so there are no fake cooling fins or attempts to hide the radiator.
A two-into-one exhaust, seen in Harley's official teaser images, is also apparent in the leaked pictures. Much lower than the Sportster S system, it leaves space for pillion pegs above it, which means saddlebags will also be viable.


What's unclear at the moment is the detailed specs of the engine. The Sportster S has a 1,252 cc version of the Revolution Max, sharing the Pan America's variable valve timing but significantly detuned with a peak power of 121 bhp instead of the adventure bike's 150 hp.
However, with slimmer forks and a single front brake disc, with a conventionally mounted caliper instead of the radial unit on the S, the base Sportster is likely to have less power.
Harley has already developed a 113 hp, 975 cc version of the Revolution Max engine, originally due to have been launched this year in the since-cancelled 'Bronx' streetfighter - which is also expected to appear in a future version of the Pan America. This smaller engine seems a likely initial choice for the base Sportster. 

Just as the old Sportster range featured 883 and 1200 models, the new line-up will eventually use both 975 cc and 1,252 cc versions of the Revolution Max. Options look likely to include silver, bronze or black engines, chrome or black exhausts and silver or black wheels. Harley's official teaser images imply that the version with silver wheels, silver engine and a chrome exhaust appears to have been given the green light.


Wednesday, 18 August 2021

4 September 2021 Opening nieuwe zaak South-East Motorcycles in Beugen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open dag


Over een paar weken is het zover. De opening en open dag van het nieuwe pand in Beugen! We hebben al heel wat standhouders, bekende gezichten maar ook nieuwe gezichten. Ook is er live muziek van The Pukes. De voorbereiding zijn in volle gang om er een onvergetelijke dag van te maken. 

Graag willen we wel iedereen verzoeken om de 1,5 m regel te respecteren en na te leven. We proberen een zo goed en veilig mogelijke dag te organiseren maar dat moeten we wel met z'n allen doen! Voel je je niet goed, heb je (vage) klachten of heb je twijfels, blijf dan thuis! Je bent altijd welkom om op een ander moment de nieuwe zaak te bewonderen. 

 

Voorzijde klaar!


Zoals in de vorige nieuwsbrief te lezen was, hebben we de voorkant van het terrein beklinkerd voor meer parkeervoorzieningen. Deze is klaar en mag vol op gebruikt worden. Ook tijdens de open dag zullen we hier goed gebruik van maken. De zwarte split zorgt voor schoon in- en uitstappen van de auto en maakt het plaatje compleet.

South-East Custom


Wicked!

Deze bobberstyle softail is gebouwd in opdracht van een klant. Is ie niet fantastisch?!
Voorzien van:

  • 240 achterband
  • Big Spoke wielen
  • Z-bar
  • Blacked-out
  • Big Radius uitlaat

Denk je: Dit wil ik ook. Dat kan! Er zijn ontzettend veel mogelijkheden om jouw Harley-Davidson te (ver)bouwen naar jouw specifieke wensen. Stuur een mail naar info@south-eastmotorcycles.nl of bel naar 0485-361205 voor de mogelijkheden. 
 

Kleding


Ben jij toe aan een nieuwe outfit voor op je motor, die veilig is en er ook nog eens heel gaaf uit ziet? Bij South-East kun je een outfit scoren van top tot teen. Helm, jas, handschoenen, broek, schoenen, accessoires, een complete outfit geheel in stijl.
Hieronder hebben we twee voorbeelden van outfits, dames en heren. Spreekt het je aan? De artikelen zijn verkrijgbaar bij ons in de webshop of in de winkel!

De komende tijd zullen er verschillende outfits gedeeld worden op facebook en instagram voor meer inspiratie!

Agenda

  • 4 September: Open dag South-East Motorcycles
  • 18 December: Christmas Party bij South-East Motorcycles

Bedankt voor het lezen en tot de volgende!

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Swapmeet Harley-Davdison Club Zwolle 2021

 Op 3 opktober 2021 organiseren we alweer (en eindelijk weer!) de 6de editie van de zeer gezellige Swapmeet bij de HDC Zwolle. 

Ook dit jaar is weer de weer de ruimte voor 24 kramen om je onderdelen, tshirts, stickers, motoren en mooie verhalen aan te bieden. Tijdens de Swapmeet zal de BBQ en de rokerij weer de lekkerste hamburgers en de fijnste gerookte zalm serveren! Als je je wilt aanmelden als standhouder om je spullen te komen verkopen staat hieronder alle info die je nodig hebt.


Van 10:00 uur tot 16:00 uur kun je je motoronderdelen, motorfietsen, kleding, parafernalia en lifestyle items kwijt op het terrein van de Harley-Davidson Club Big V-Twins Zwolle. Alle merken Amerikaans en Engels van alle jaren en klassiek Japans (tot ± 1980) en natuurlijk choppers, brattstyle's en customs zijn welkom op de kramen. Het grootste deel van de Swapmeet zal buiten het clubhuis gehouden worden, maar in het clubhuis is zeker ook nog een en ander te zien. Er zijn stevige kramen van 4 meter met zeil beschikbaar. Nou is 4 meter een hoop om te vullen, daarom kun je vanaf 2 meter een halve kraam huren.

Over de kosten: Ook dit jaar kunnen we de kleine prijs van €20,- rekenen voor een kraam van 4 meter met zeil. Het zijn dezelfde kramen als de voorgaande jaren. De kramen zijn ook per 2 meter te huur, je deelt dan een kraam met iemand anders.

Net als vorig jaar zullen we zorgen voor een variatie aan standhouders met voor elk wat wils en er zal ook weer een kleine bikeshow zijn in ons clubhuis. Nog steeds geen jury, geen prijzen, alleen maar brommers kiek'n. Heb je een interessante motorfiets die niet zou misstaan, dan horen het graag en bent je welkom om deze te showen! Voor de Swapmeet en/of Bikeshow kun je je opgeven via:

swapmeet@bigvtwins-zwolle.com



HARLEY-DAVIDSON PRESENTEERT STREET GLIDE SPECIAL® MET ARCTIC BLAST LIMITED EDITION LAK

HARLEY-DAVIDSON PRESENTEERT STREET GLIDE SPECIAL® MET ARCTIC BLAST LIMITED EDITION LAK

LEVERING MET DE HAND GEBOUWDE FACTORY CUSTOM BEPERKT TOT 500 GENUMMERDE EXEMPLAREN

 RIJSWIJK (9 augustus 2021) – Harley-Davidson tilt custom lak naar een heel nieuw niveau met de introductie van een in beperkte oplage gebouwde serie 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide® Special motorfietsen voorzien van met de hand aangebrachte Arctic Blast Limited Edition lak. De motorfiets is vandaag onthuld tijdens de 81ste Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. De beschikbaarheid is beperkt tot 500 exemplaren wereldwijd, stuk voor stuk genummerd op de brandstoftank.

 “Met de Arctic Blast Limited Edition lakoptie voor de Street Glide Special blijven we bij Harley-Davidson voortbouwen op onze reputatie en het goede voorbeeld geven, als de wereldleider in exclusieve custom motorfietsen en design”, aldus Jochen Zeitz, voorzitter, president en CEO van Harley-Davidson.


 
De Arctic Blast Limited Edition lak wordt aangeboden in een enkele kleurstelling: diep metallic blauw met felblauwe strepen over een parelmoerwitte basis.

 “De Arctic Blast lak is uitgevoerd in contrastrijke kleuren die bedoeld zijn om de suggestie van beweging over te brengen”, vertelt Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling & Design. “Het ontwerp ziet er van een afstand stoer uit, maar heeft allerlei interessante details die alleen van dichtbij te zien zijn, waaronder een blauw pareleffect over de witte basis en een spookachtig zeshoekig patroon op de kuip.”

 De Arctic Blast Limited Edition lak wordt met de hand aangebracht door de ambachtslieden van Gunslinger Custom Paint in Golden, Colorado. Gunslingers team van nationaal bekende schilders, ontwerpers, kunstenaars en productieteamleiders heeft tientallen jaren ervaring als leverancier van custom gespoten componenten voor Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ motoren en Limited Edition laksets.


 
De Street Glide Special is een Harley-Davidson hotrod bagger die eindeloos touring comfort en custom stijl combineert met de ongeëvenaarde prestaties van de Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin motor. De belangrijkste features zijn onder meer de iconische Harley-Davidson batwing-kuip met splitstream-ventilatie om turbulenties rond de helm te verminderen, uitgerekte zadeltassen met vergrendeling, een Daymaker® LED-koplamp, subtiele motorbescherming en custom Prodigy wielen. Het Boom!™ Box GTS-infotainmentsysteem met kleurentouchscreen, geavanceerde navigatie plus compatibiliteit met Android Auto™ en Apple CarPlay®, hand- en spraakopdrachten (indien gekoppeld met een compatibele headset) en twee-speaker audio is standaard.


 De adviesprijs van de Arctic Blast Limited Edition Street Glide Special is 40.995 euro voor Nederland en 35.195 euro voor België. Een in kleur meegespoten Chopped Tour-Pak® bagagedrager is leverbaar via Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories (P/N 53000650ERW).

 Over Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is het moederbedrijf van Harley-Davidson Motor Company en Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Onze visie: Onze legende uitbouwen en voorop lopen in de branche middels innovatie, evolutie en emotie. Onze missie: Meer nog dan machines bouwen, staan wij voor het tijdloze streven naar avontuur en vrijheid van geest. Sinds 1903 geeft Harley-Davidson de motorcultuur vorm met een groeiende lijn van vooruitstrevende, opvallende en personaliseerbare motorfietsen, rijervaringen en buitengewone motoronderdelen, accessoires en (motor)kleding. Harley-Davidson Financial Services biedt financieringen, verzekeringen en andere oplossingen om Harley-Davidson-rijders op weg te helpen. Ontdek meer op www.harley-Davidson.com.