MOTOR BIKE EXPO - VERONA ITALY
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Ready or Not, The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is Expanding 40th Anniversary Entertainment Lineup
Boom! Here comes P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, From Ashes To New and Reverend Horton Heat at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 40th Anniversary Aug. 6 -15, 2021.
Sturgis, SD (April 22, 2021): The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® is lining up the noise with the addition of four bands with four different takes on the rock genre for the 40th anniversary party this August. P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, From Ashes To New and Reverend Horton Heat are joining a booming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally lineup that already includes Kid Rock, ZZ Top and Shinedown. The Buffalo Chip's Sturgis Rally concert video announcement can be seen at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.
“Outdoor concerts are going to be more fun than ever!” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “People are craving live music, and bands are rearing to get out and perform in front of people again. We can’t wait for these bands and more to give our Chip family the fun 40th anniversary festival they deserve.”
Since 1992, P.O.D. have experienced relentless success, selling over 10 million records, selling out gigs on multiple continents and logging four Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200. The San Diego based quartet will bring their hypnotic hybrid of hard rock, hip-hop, reggae, and alternative to the Wolfman Jack Stage the second Saturday of the Sturgis Rally for the event’s grand finale.
For two decades, Black Stone Cherry has put forth a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a myriad of fresh new influences into the beloved American rock tradition. The Kentucky-based rock n' roll quartet will bring their chart-topping songs to The Best Party Anywhere® on Aug. 13.
Energetic and driven, From Ashes To New exploded onto the scene in 2016 with their unmatched blend of rock, hip-hop, pop and metal. Now riding the success of their sophomore album, “The Future,” From Ashes To New will bring hits like “Panic,” “Through It All,” “Crazy” and more to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling Saturday, Aug. 14.
Serving up their wild blues-country-rock groove to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip crowd for 2021 is Reverend Horton Heat. Their unique Texas-based, psychobilly mania will crash the Wolfman Jack Main Stage like a Texas twister on Aug. 8 prior to the American Badass, Kid Rock.
Performances by top entertainers are just a part of what the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has in store for their 40th Anniversary in 2021. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience countless events, including legendary rides, powerful freedom celebrations, top-tier bike shows, white-knuckle racing events, and so much more. All events are held outdoors in an open environment for the safest experience possible. Entertainment is free with camping. More announcements are coming soon. A full list of Sturgis Buffalo Chip events is available at www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS.
About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the award-winning leader in music and motorcycle lifestyle experiences. Hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® and The Best Party Anywhere®, it has been the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since its establishment in 1981. Every August, the Buffalo Chip brings together the world’s largest gathering of music and motorcycle fans, with visitors from all 50 states and over 20 countries. As the first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, it remains one of the world’s most televised and longest-running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers nine nights of world-class concerts, multiple entertainment stages, races, motorcycle shows, a swimming hole, bars, food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more. The Chip's entertainment is free with camping. More details are available at BuffaloChip.com.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Bericht namens Frederick de Scheemaeker:
Wie heeft deze moto gezien?
Hij is gisteren -20 april 2021- gestolen op klaarlichte dag te Wachtebeke in België.
Hij zou gezien zijn in Biervliet richting Hoofdplaat rond 12u45
Alle Info is welkom!
Monday, 19 April 2021
EU to Increase Harley Tariffs to 56% Effective June 2021; H-D to "Vigorously Defend its Position"
In what it has described as an "aggressive EU tariff ruling," Harley-Davidson, Inc. says it has received notification from the Economic Ministry of Belgium that, following a request from the European Union (EU), the company would be subject to the revocation of Binding Origin Information (BOI) credentials, effective April 19, 2021.
Harley-Davidson says it will be lodging an immediate legal challenge to this decision.
"Since 2019, the company has operated with BOI regulatory credentials, allowing it to supply its EU markets with certain motorcycles produced at its international manufacturing facilities at tariff rates of 6%.
"The EU's new ruling will apply to the entire Harley-Davidson product portfolio and will effectively prohibit the company from functioning competitively in Europe. From June 2021, all Harley-Davidson products, regardless of origin, will be subject to a 56% import tariff within the EU."
European OEMs, including motorcycle manufacturers, will continue operations with significantly lower import tariffs to the U.S., ranging from 1.2% for up to 800 cc products to 2.4% for over 800 cc products, and with automobiles at 2.5%.
Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson, stated: "This is an unprecedented situation and underscores the very real harm of an escalating trade war to our stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic.
"The potential impact of this decision on our manufacturing, operations and overall ability to compete in Europe is significant. Imposing an import tariff on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles goes against all notions of free trade and, if implemented, these increased tariffs will pose a targeted competitive disadvantage for our products against those of our European competitors."
This news release was issued by Harley at 6:30 a.m. on April 19 and in guidance notes that accompanied it, the company said that "notification was received from The Director General of Economic Analysis and International Economy, Federal Public Service Economy (the Economic Ministry of Belgium) at the request of the European Union, that pursuant to the Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/563 of the European Commission of March 31, 2021, Harley-Davidson would be subject to the revocation of the Binding Origin Information (BOI) credentials by the Belgian Economic Minister effective April 19, 2021.
"In 2018, the European Union placed a 25% incremental tariff (31% total tariff) on motorcycles imported into the European Union from the U.S., including Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This tariff became effective June 22, 2018. The tariff is scheduled to increase to a 50% incremental tariff (56% total tariff) effective June 1, 2021.
"Harley-Davidson remains committed to free and fair trade and is focused on ensuring it remains globally competitive in the interests of its stakeholders and is committed to ensuring its customers around the world have access to its products."
Any available update on this story will be published online in the AMD May Digital Edition, and CustomWEEK newsletter/blog edition next week (and subsequently in the AMD May Print Edition), along with a full report on Harley's Q1 results.
In brief, however, it looks like Harley's financial fortunes are somewhat on the mend, with Motorcycles and Related Products segment revenue up by +12 percent "amid strong retail demand for Touring motorcycles."
Though it has to be remembered that, as with all manufacturer and wider market data we'll be seeing in 2021, the picture is distorted by lapping the sometimes quite dreadful pandemic driven data seen in 2020 - so context is important in making any real judgement on Harley's progress.
Global retail motorcycle sales in the first quarter were up +9%, "driven by very strong Q1 U.S. retail growth over Q1 prior year. EMEA retail sales declines were impacted by continued COVID lockdowns, the company's decision not to continue selling Street or Sportster motorcycles in Europe and shipping delays brought on by the pandemic.
"In Latin America, retail sales were impacted by the reduction in dealers and pricing actions across the portfolio, which were executed as part of the Rewire strategy.
"Significantly improved Motorcycle segment gross margin and operating margin were driven by favorable mix following the Rewire product portfolio adjustments, lower sales incentives and reduced SG&A. HDFS, Harley's Financial Services segment, saw Q1 2021 operating income growth of $96m over Q1 2020 - driven by a favorable adjustment to the provision for credit losses."
Cash flow from operations improved in Q1 (up $171m over Q1 2020) and as a result of the improvements Harley is increasing its 2021 full-year guidance on Motorcycle segment revenue and Motorcycle segment operating margin - "assuming the company is able to mitigate additional EU tariffs and Financial Services segment operating income."
Silverstone Auctions introduce motorcycles for The May Sale 2021
1977 MV Agusta 850 Monza
c1947 Norton Model 40 Manx
1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane
1957 Norton Model 30 International
Silverstone Auctions are delighted to be offering an outstanding collection of motorcycles in The May Sale on Saturday 22nd May. They have a brand-new motorcycle department which is managed by specialist Mark Bryan, who has been around motorcycles his whole life and has great expert knowledge from within the industry.
They are pleased to announce that they will also have dedicated motorcycle sales at The May Sale, The Classic Sale at Silverstone, and The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale this year, alongside the classic car and automobilia auctions.
Going under the hammer in The May Sale 2021 is this 1977 MV Agusta 850 Monza. This striking motorcycle is UK registered from new with just two previous owners. It is unrestored and has been dry stored for the last 15 years. The motorcycle has had its brakes recently rebuilt and is guided at a sensible price of £40,000 - £50,000.
Another excellent motorcycle confirmed for the sale is this c1947 Norton Model 40 Manx. This motorcycle was ridden by Ex-Dennis Langton at the Manx Grand Prix bike between 1948 and 1953 – its best overall finish was 30th in 1953 at an average speed of 76.27mph. The motorcycle is mostly original with great patina and is completed with pictured spaces, paddock stand, history file with numerous period photographs and much more. Silverstone Auctions will be offering this on the 22nd May at a guided price of £25,000 - £30,000.
Gary Dunne Sales Controller for Silverstone Auctions added “We are so excited to be offering an outstanding collection of motorcycles in our May sale. To submit an entry alongside the exceptional motorcycles for our auction, please contact our team on 01926 691141 to speak to Mark”.
Also confirmed for the sale is this 1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane. This iconic motorcycle is just 1 of only 1,152 produced and one of the most exciting classic British bikes as well as one of the rarest. The bike has been restored to a good standard having done only 2,400 miles since and has been with the same owner for the last 26 years. Silverstone Auctions will be offering this Craig Vetter-designed, Triumph triple at a guided price of £15,000 - £20,000.
Superbly presented is this 1957 Norton Model 30 International. This is just one of only 70 special-order bikes built in 1957 and is a stunning example of Norton’s legendary long-lived Model 30 International. The car has been restored by Robin James in 2004 to a very high standard and has been dry stored for the last few years. The motorcycle comes with a good history file including old photos and restoration receipts and Silverstone Auctions are offering the Norton 30 International for £20,000 – £25,000.
Silverstone Auctions are offering in person viewings of cars from 12th – 21st May at Stoneleigh Park. Viewings require an appointment, and this should be made by calling 01926 691141.
The Silverstone Auctions team can be contacted on 01926 691141, by emailing enquiries@silverstoneauctions or via their website if you would like to join this brilliant selection of motorcycles.
The May Sale: 22nd May
A Sale of Ferraris in association with Ferrari Owner’s Club GB: 5th June
The Classic Sale at Silverstone: 30th July – 1st August
The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale: 12th – 14th November
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Pingel Announces 2021 AHDRA Modified Class Backing
For their part, Wayne and Donna said: "We are proud to become the sponsor of the AHDRA Modified class. We like the comeback of this association, and what Bill is doing is to give the Harley racers great places to race. We look forward to the growth of this association and we want to be a part of it."
The AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series kicks off its second season under the stewardship of Rowe on April 17-18 at Atlanta Dragway, followed by May 22-23 at Cecil County Dragway, June 4-6 at Rockingham Dragway, June 19-20 at National Trail Raceway, August 8-10 at Sturgis, September 17-18 at South Carolina Motorsports Park (eighth mile), October 1-3 at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk), and November 6-7 at Gainesville Raceway, with a regional event April 30-May 1 at Darlington Dragway.
Classes are Top Fuel, Hawaya Racing Nitro Funnybike, Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel, GMS Racing Pro Open, Zipper's Performance Pro Modified, Pingel Modified, Law Tigers Pro Bagger, Horsepower Inc. Hot Street, Outlaw Street, 9.30 index, Vreeland's Harley-Davidson 9.90, 10:30 index, Universal Fleet & Tire 10.90, 11.50 index, T-Man Performance Bagger Eliminator, Mad Monkey Motorsports Eliminator, and Trophy.
S&S Contingency Backing for KoTB and BRL Bagger Races in 2021
The three MotoAmerica races are slated for Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (April 30-May 2), RoadAmerica (June 11-13) and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (July 9-11).
The Drag Specialties Bagger Racing League will be staged at the Utah Motorsports Campus, near Salt Lake City, June 25 - 27th; it is possible that two further BRL race dates and venues will be announced in 2021.
The S&S contingency program, which applies across the races in both series, has over $30,000 at stake with payouts down to third place - for riders of both Indian and Harley touring models.
For those using the custom race exhaust that S&S is building (one for each platform) for the entire 2021 KoTB or BRL season, there is $3,000 available for a race win; $2,000 for a second place and $1,000 for third.
The usual other sponsorship requirements apply, such as unobstructed/visible S&S exhaust logos, an authorized S&S upper arm leathers patch and a 3" S&S sticker on the fairing or saddlebags - S&S factory racers are excluded.
S&S is also offering a Big Bore Bagger Bonus - qualifying racers who place in the top three at any of the BRL or KoTB races who run an S&S big bore kit and cam chest will receive a bonus check.
Friday, 9 April 2021
Rick's by Motorcycle Storehouse
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.
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.
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".
Thursday, 8 April 2021
First: stop at Grand Canyon for the new Riding Season!
I went to see the people at IGM Trading – Grand Canyon for advice and they provided me with their newest Grand Canyon Brandon Jacket, a Premier Evo Helmet and a pair of Stylmartin motorcycle shoes.
It was during a very cold day when riding with the Sportster with sidecar, that my daughter Ylva made these cool pictures of me, yeah… Holland’s Next Top Model, here I come!
Many thanks to Arno Gaalman and Mike at Grand Canyon for their advice and support!
Check out their catalog with all their motorcycle clothing, shoes, boots, helmets and much more out at www.grandcanyonbike.eu
HARLEY-DAVIDSON PAN AMERICA MIDDELPUNT VAN UNIEKE H.O.G.-ESTAFETTE
THE GREAT RELAY: CHARITY-AVONTUUR DOOR 13 LANDEN
RIJSWIJK (8 april 2021) – De Harley Owners Group, beter bekend als H.O.G., is de grootste en meest betrokken rijdersclub ter wereld. De H.O.G. heeft meer dan 1 miljoen leden in alle uithoeken van de wereld. Deze zijn verenigd in lokale, door dealers gesponsorde ‘chapters’. Op 21 mei slaan 25.000 H.O.G. leden van 90 chapters in 13 landen de handen ineen om te beginnen aan een waanzinnig avontuur.
In maar liefst 90 etappes rijden zij de
gloednieuwe Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ vanuit Londen naar Luxemburg en vervolgens door de Benelux
en Duitsland naar de het noordelijkste punt van het Europese continent, de
Noordkaap. Daarna daalt de motor af naar Oslo, Kopenhagen en maakt vervolgens de oversteek naar Engeland, waarna de motor in 38 etappes
door Engeland en Ierland terug naar Londen gereden wordt. Na ruim 14
weken, 13 landen, 90 dealers en 15.000 afgelegde kilometers eindigt de Pan
America™ zijn reis in de Engelse hoofdstad.
Great, greater, greatest
The Great Relay is een klassieke motorestafette, iedere etappe is een openbare ride-out. Startpunt is altijd de lokale H-D-dealer. Het aan die dealer verbonden H.O.G. chapter zet een geweldige route uit die eindigt bij de volgende H-D-dealer. Daar wordt de karavaan ontvangen in samenwerking met het lokale H.O.G. chapter. De volgende dag vertrekt dat chapter met in zijn midden de Pan America™. Dit 15.000 kilometer lange avontuur is zo de ultieme test voor Harley-Davidsons eerste Adventure Touring model, dat gebouwd is om grenzen te verleggen en de verhoudingen in het all-road segment flink op te schudden. De robuuste, technologisch geavanceerde motorfiets is van de grond af ontworpen om rijders vertrouwen te geven en ze te helpen het avontuur aan te gaan, waar de route ze ook brengt.
Wie jij ook bent en wat je ook rijdt, Harley-Davidson en de aangesloten H.O.G. chapters nodigen je van harte uit om mee te rijden. Eén etappe, meerdere etappes of de hele route, alles mag. Door de vorm van deze relay leent hij zich goed om binnen lokale geldende coronarichtlijnen plaats te vinden. De route van The Great Relay staat op de website www.thegreatrelay21.com en ook op de My Drive applicatie van TOMTOM. Je vindt er van iedere etappe de route als GPX-bestand, gratis te downloaden.
Door mee te rijden krijg jij niet alleen de kans om de Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ zelf te ervaren, ook kun je zo je steentje bijdragen aan het inzamelen van geld voor Two Wheels For Life. The Great Relay steunt namelijk deze hulporganisatie, die al sinds 1989 in Afrikaanse landen motoren inzet als transportmiddel voor gezondheidszorg. Op de motor onderwijzen en vaccineren zij gemeenschappen, transporteren zij medicijnen en vaccins en ondersteunen zij lokale artsen. Zo bieden ze maar liefst 47 miljoen mensen meer of betere toegang tot gezondheidszorg, waaronder COVID-19-vaccins. Je ziet: The Great Relay heeft alles in zich om een onvergetelijk avontuur te worden, en dat met een gouden randje. Meerijden (en doneren) dus! Er zijn mooie prijzen te winnen voor fundraisers die het meeste geld ophalen, zoals een trip naar Afrika om het werk van Two Wheels for Life met eigen ogen te zien! Doe mee.
Meer info over The Great Relay, de route, de deelnemende dealers en chapters en natuurlijk de nieuwe Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ vind je via www.thegreatrelay21.com
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.