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HARLEY-DAVIDSON UNVEILS SECOND GLOBAL CALL TO ‘LIVE YOUR LEGEND’

New Marketing Campaign Shows How Harley-Davidson Can Create Deeper Bonds and Enrich Your Legacy

 

MILWAUKEE (April 5, 2016) – Harley-Davidson today unveiled ‘Trophy Wall,’ the second commercial in the brand’s newest global marketing campaign: ‘Live Your Legend.’ The campaign shows how a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle can enable riders to create deeper bonds and share richer experiences – allowing them to live their own legend.

Generations Campaign. Trophy Wall.

The ad features the new Harley-Davidson Street Glide® Special, a bike that takes the thrill of the open road to a whole new level. The new Street Glide Special is loaded with a High Output Twin Cam 103 engine and Project RUSHMORE technology. It’s the ultimate combination of stripped down custom style and long-haul comfort.

 

The ‘Live Your Legend’ ads include snapshots of life-enriching moments, as well as the unique and unforgettable bonds of friendship that are developed by riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. As an ongoing extension of the campaign, Harley-Davidson will curate conversations in social media using #LiveYourLegend, and showcase real-life stories from Harley-Davidson riders. The series will be aggregated at www.h-d.com/today.

 

“‘Live Your Legend’ is designed to inspire a new generation of riders to invest in experiences today that will build a richer legacy for themselves and those around them,” said Shelley Paxton, VP Global Marketing and Brand.

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KLOCK WERKS TO INSTALL DEMO SHIELDS AT ARIZONA BIKE WEEK

 

(Mitchell, SD) April 4th, 2016

Flare Test Pilots Wanted! Team Klocks Werks will be on site at Harley Davidson of Scottsdale bringing you the promotions you love! If you haven’t experienced the Flare Windshield for yourself, be sure to stop by the booth to have one of the team install a demo shield to take for a test ride! Ninety-eight percent of people who try the Flare buy it, and it doesn’t just improve conditions for the rider, it’s also proven to increase comfort for the passenger! This windshield changes the way people ride! When riders come back from their first ride using a Flare, over and over, the team hears declarations of improved stability, better and cleaner airflow, and that the bike feels like a “new ride.”

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Born on the Bonneville Salt Flats when Laura Klock and her daughters, Erika and Karlee, were busy breaking land speed records, Klock Werks has proven at the highest speeds that they are the air management experts that you can trust! Team Klock Werks absolutely stands behind the brand and the parts, and once you “Get Klocked,” you’re a part of that family!

Recently, Klock Werks unveiled its powerful line of device mounts to the market and they immediately gained some serious traction. People have been wanting a sleek and stylish alternative to gripping mechanisms, and Klock Werks has that solution. It doesn’t just look good, you won’t believe the power of the steel adapt disk and magnetic iOcore once they make contact! It really is the best device mount on the market! You can see for yourself during Arizona Bike Week, or check out the Klock Werks YouTube channel for exclusive videos. Klock Werks continues to bring adjustability to the market- as a team of riders, Team Klock Werks realizes that one-size-fits-all is rarely the answer!

There is alot going on at the 20th Anniversary of Arizona Bike Week, and Klock Werks is excited to be back in the middle of the action. Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale is one of the largest dealerships in the US, and the krew is set up right next to the parts department, ready to answer questions and install your Flare.

If you’re looking for even more to do while at Arizona Bike Week, Laura Klock, founder of Helping with Horsepower , and Diva Amy Skaling of TEAM DIVA, are happy to announce that after 3 years of fundraising they are in a positive position to start a sanctioned Helping With Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program! The team has partnered with the Desert Foothills Family YMCA in Scottsdale, AZ, and will become a part of their curriculum for their teenage youth program.

Be sure to add the“LAUNCH PARTY”, at Chuck Franklin’s booth located at Westworld of Scottsdale, on April 7 from 3:00-6:00 pm to your calendar.

About Klock Werks

Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a nationally and internationally recognized Brand. Achieving status as “Air Management Experts”, Klock Werks credits this to the success of the original, patented, Flare Windshield. Also supplying fenders, handlebars, and other motorcycle parts, Klock Werks proudly leads the industry through innovation in design and quality of materials and fitment. Team Klock Werks has been successful for years designing parts, creating custom motorcycles, and setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. You will find motorcycles, family, and faith at the core of Klock Werks, along with a commitment to caring for the needs of enthusiasts around the world who enjoy their products.

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Photos from the 2016 Donnie Smith Bike Show

 

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Check out the events page…Add your event!

Make sure to stop by the events page and check out the upcoming motorcycle related events.

The events are fully searchable, multiple viewing options, including a map, and one of the awesome features allows you to click the +iCal Export button from your smartphone and the event will get added to your mobile device’s calendar.

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ESSENTIAL STYLING FOR SOFTAIL SLIM

(Mitchell, SD) March 29th, 2016 –The Harley Davidson Softail Slim, with its minimalistic design and engine focus, is already a stand-out! Add some attitude to yours with Klock Werks new, direct bolt on, Softail Slim Front and Rear Fenders.

 

 

The Softail Slim fits a wide range of riders, and Klock Werks can appreciate the want to kustomize yours to make a statement. Choose from two rear fender lengths that are both longer than stock to give a stretched look. Pre-drilled to use stock mounting locations and hardware, there is no better way to achieve kustom so easily! Choose the “Smooth” style for a super clean back fender, or “Frenched” with a recessed license plate pocket that provides a flush finish when used with a Klock Werks License Plate Frame. The standard length is longer than stock, and the extended version is another 4” longer than that. You pick the amount of stretch you want!

 

 

Klock Werks also offers the new “Knuckler” style stamped steel front fender for your Softail Slim (will also fit Heritage, Fatboys and any other FLST model except Springer)! This direct bolt-on replacement fender uses stock mounting locations and hardware too! Paint it to match, bolt it on, and you have a kustom-looking Softail Slim that isn’t like everyone elses, and this level of kustom is easy enough to achieve in your own garage.

 

 

Painters love Klock Werks sheetmetal – one coat of fill primer and they are ready to paint (which saves YOU money at the shop!). All Klock Werks Fenders are stamped from 14 gauge steel using precision deep-draw stamping technology that ensures a consistently smooth and flawless finish that minimizes bodywork. They are then e-coated to prevent rust and corrosion. Precision laser cut technology ensures accurate fitment.

 

 

Klock Werks always seeks to make parts that make sense, fit right out of the box, look great, and are made of the best quality, right here in the USA. Fenders are available online at getklocked.com or through your local Drag Specialties dealer.

About Klock Werks
Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a nationally and internationally recognized Brand. Achieving status as “Air Management Experts”, Klock Werks credits this to the success of the original, patented, Flare Windshield. Also supplying fenders, handlebars, and other motorcycle parts, Klock Werks proudly leads the industry through innovation in design and quality of materials and fitment. Team Klock Werks has been successful for years designing parts, creating custom motorcycles, and setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. You will find motorcycles, family, and faith at the core of Klock Werks, along with a commitment to caring for the needs of enthusiasts around the world who enjoy their products.

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If I put (blank) on my bike will it void the manufacturer warranty???

The question gets asked often enough on the internet, in motorcycle shops, dealerships, and at bike nights, “Will putting (fill in the blank) on my bike void my warranty?” This question is one that most bikers may not know the real answer to, and truth be told I didn’t either until I started doing research for the article.

After a good amount of research, I kept coming to this conclusion, “common sense is a good starting point”. It’s not a good plan, for example, to buy and install a set of drag pipes on a whim in Sturgis then ride the new bike home like you stole it, without the benefit of an EFI remap. That will burn up a computer-controlled EFI engine quite nicely. Why should the factory pay for this kind of bonehead move? You can’t get away with just anything, warranty or not!

Whether Harley, Indian, or Victory likes it or not, most of the intelligent answers to warranty questions for us owners are a matter of common sense. Meaning performance pipes and an air cleaner have no bearing on a defect in the paint job. Or, more subtly, adding cams shouldn’t create transmission failures.

Disclaimer: This law only applies to the U.S. , I have no idea about the laws in other countries . If someone has information on laws in other countries please post the law or a link to the law in the comments section below.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was sponsored by Senator Warren G. Magnuson and U.S. Representative, John E. Moss, and Senator Frank Moss. Enacted in 1975, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is the federal law that governs consumer product warranties. The Act requires manufacturers and sellers of consumer products to provide consumers with detailed information about warranty coverage. In addition, it affects both the rights of consumers and the obligations of warrantor’s underwritten warranties.

In a nutshell, by passing the Act, Congress wanted to ensure that consumers would be able to get complete information regarding warranty terms and conditions up front. By providing consumers with a way of understanding what warranty coverage is offered on a product before they make a purchase, the Act gives us a way to know what to expect if something goes amuck. Which when you think about it, only helps to increase overall customer satisfaction. By its very definition then the Act also promotes healthy, productive competition.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act also reinforces existing incentives for dealerships and companies to perform their warranty obligations in a timely and thorough manner and to resolve any disputes with a minimum of shenanigans and expense to consumers. As a result, the Act makes it easier for consumers to pursue a remedy for breach of warranty in the courts, while also creating a framework for companies to set up procedures for resolving said disputes inexpensively and informally, and without the need to even go to court. For more on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act visit the Federal Trade Commission website.

(My bike at the 2015 Donnie Smith Bike show, heavily customized.)

So, how does this really affect you?

Your rights to personalize your vehicle, you have the right to use high-quality aftermarket parts and know that your new vehicle warranty claims will be honored. Legally, warranty denial works only if there is proof an aftermarket part caused the failure being claimed.

You have the right to patronize independent retail stores and shops for vehicle parts and service. The aftermarket offers a bewildering selection of performance and specialty parts, accessories and styling options. These aftermarket products satisfy the most discriminating customers seeking personalized vehicles for today’s lifestyle and, perhaps even more importantly, provide viable, significant and in some instances superior alternatives to factory-supplied parts and accessories. That’s the “Catch 22” in this whole thing. An independent shop is often a better choice for routine service, but not even an option if you have a claim, since the factory will reimburse only its franchised dealers for any parts and labor involved in “warranty work.”

So the bottom line is, use common sense and please do your research before making any major modifications to your motorcycle before the warranty period expires.

I hope this shed’s a little light on the question of what your consumer rights are regarding warranty coverage.

 

 

 

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VICTORY MOTORCYCLES ROARED THROUGH THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF DAYTONA BIKE WEEK

 

New model excitement, world records, demo rides, racing sponsorships, organized tours

 

MINNEAPOLIS — March 16, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® roared through a full schedule of events during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12, with the excitement of the new Victory Octane, the setting of a world record, the launch of a forthcoming world record attempt, a packed and active display area and demo rides, stunt expositions, racing sponsorships, organized tours and much more.

Events started at Orlando World Dragway, where Victory Stunt Team rider Joe “Vertical” Dryden achieved a 2.23-mile Guinness World Record Burnout atop his Victory Octane. The feat was later celebrated at the famed Main Street Station, at a party hosted by Bryan Fuller from TV’s Naked Speed and featuring special guests Dryden and partner Tony Carbajal, Red Bull extreme athlete Aaron Colton announcing his new Victory Octane project series, and live music by Raw Adrenaline.

Main Street Station also served as the host site for Victory’s salute to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) foundation. Victory Motorcycles is in its third year as a strategic partner to IAVA, and has provided financial contributions and helped raise awareness for the organization by providing exhibit space at major motorcycle events such as Daytona Bike Week, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and motorcycle shows from coast to coast.

 

Located at Daytona International Speedway, the Victory Motorcycles display area remained a bustling hive of activity all week on the heels of the recent unveiling of both the Victory Octane muscle bike and Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition bagger. Victory Motorcycles offered enthusiasts test rides on the full 2016 line-up of motorcycles – including the latest models – exhibited new accessories and apparel, showcased exciting expositions by the Victory Stunt Team of Carbajal & Vertical, and astounded attendees with the control skills of Victory Police Motorcycles demonstration team.

Later in the week, Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita rode a lap of the Daytona International Speedway track to kick off his own Guinness World Record. Always a major Bike Week event, the Victory Owners Ride this year incorporated Grizzly’s world record start. Hosted by Volusia Motorsports, the event culminated in more than 200 Victory owners gathering at Daytona International Speedway to ride one lap of the Daytona 200 road course and escort Grizzly out of town for the first part of his journey of circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour.

 

Ending the anniversary of Daytona Bike Week festivities, Victory Motorcycles served as the presenting sponsor of the 75th running of the Daytona 200 at Daytona International Speedway – the crown jewel of Daytona Bike Week and America’s most historic motorcycle race. As part of the sponsorship, the new Victory Octane, the ultimate musclebike with the heart of a racer, fulfilled pace bike duties by leading the field of 600cc sportbikes off the grid for pre-race warm-up laps and during caution periods.

 

“Victory Motorcycles came to Daytona Beach with a mission to ignite the American motorcycle scene,” said Alex Hultgren, Marketing Director for Victory Motorcycles. “We had great success with the Victory Octane by not only setting a World Record right out of the gate, but by hosting thousands of demo rides for visitors who came to the Victory display. The kickoff for the newest era for Victory Motorcycles was a success by any measure.”

Learn more about Victory Motorcycles and its activities at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

 

ABOUT VICTORY MOTORCYCLES®

Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory motorcycle continues to be produced today. Information about Victory motorcycles, apparel and accessories is available at www.victorymotorcycles.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/VictoryMotorcycles

 

ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®,RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

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VICTORY MOTORCYCLES FACTORY RACE TEAM LAUNCHES INTO 2nd SEASON OF DRAG COMPETITION

Matt & Angie Smith prepare Victory Gunner for NHRA Mellow Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Series

MINNEAPOLIS — March 24, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® Factory Race Team is ready to light ‘em up again in 2016, its second year participating in one of the fastest, most intense sports on the planet: the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mellow Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Series.

Showcasing Victory’s commitment to deliver Modern American Muscle, the Victory Motorcycles Factory Race Team is comprised of NHRA power-couple Matt and Angie Smith, who are back racing their tricked-out, custom Victory Gunner drag bikes in this series fit for adrenaline junkies.

Matt boasts two World Champion titles and seventeen career wins, ending the 2015 season – his first with Victory Motorcycles Factory Race Team – 4th in points with three runner-up finishes as well as a No. 1 qualifier. Angie, Matt’s wife and Victory Motorcycles Factory Race Team partner, last year blasted down the strip to three quarterfinal appearances.

Both riders say they got more comfortable aboard the Victory Gunners as their inaugural year atop the bikes progressed, and say off-season gains during testing should see them much improved in 2016.

“We did really well in testing and we know we have great horsepower,” Angie says of their off-season work in Bradenton, FL. “When you do really well in testing, that makes you want to go to the first race even more just to see how you stack up with everybody. We’re very eager to get there.”

The NHRA Mellow Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Series, which kicked off March 17-20 at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., is scheduled to make 16 stops in 2016. Race attendees can meet the fan-friendly Smiths and their Victory Gunner drag bikes in person, as NHRA racing allows fans to get close to the action to experience the raw power of the Victory Racing Team in the heat of competition.

“The excitement that is created at an NHRA event is matched by the energy that Victory brings to every one of its motorcycles,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris. “With these Gunners, and these riders, we’ve got the muscle to make history happen.”

After stops in Gainesville, FL, Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta, GA, Englishtown, NJ, Norwalk, OH, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Sonoma, CA, Brainerd, MN, Indianapolis, IN, Charlotte, SC, St. Louis, MO, Reading, PA, Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV, the NHRA Mellow Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Series season ends Nov. 10-13 at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.

Visit NHRA.com for up-to-date news about the NHRA Mellow Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Series. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow onTwitter and Facebook.

ABOUT VICTORY MOTORCYCLES®

Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory motorcycle continues to be produced today. Information about Victory motorcycles, apparel and accessories is available at www.victorymotorcycles.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/VictoryMotorcycles

ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®RZR®and POLARIS GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH®snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electricvehicles. www.polaris.com