The ARCH KRGT-1 Gets EPA/CARB Approval

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Arch Motorcycle, the “ultra-premium” American V-twin manufacturer co-founded by Gard Hollinger of LA County ChopRods fame with Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves, has had its first production model certified as emissions compliant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the United States. This means that their KRGT-1 is now road-legal for sale in all 50 states. Continue reading.

CINCO DE MAYO BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for May 5, 2016

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Hey,

I’m off to see the Wizard. We, and that includes you, are off to see what new technology can do for Bikernet. As you saw the old landing page is gone and shortly many more changes will unfold.

Some of the changes you won’t even see, but they will be rocking the world of Bikernet, and I’m damn excited.
Big Dog is in the Wind once more.
Big Dog is in the Wind once more.

The all-encompassing vast Bikenet Weekly News is sponsored in part by Cycle Source Magazine, Iron Trader, and of course the gang at ChopperTown.

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– Read more here. We have news from ABATE, ARCH, BDL, Pirelli, SmokeOut, MRF, Zippers, Bartels’ all with a pot of Chili.

Run Self-Canceling Turn Signals On Your Bike

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The new Smart Turn System (STS) is a universal turn signal cancelation system for nearly all types of motorcycles. The system analyzes over 300 data elements per second to automatically cancel turn signals once a rider has made a turn or lane change. By automatically canceling a turn signal, other motorists won’t mistake the intentions of a motorcyclist by assuming an upcoming turn when they’re not.

unnamedThe Smart Turn System is a small device easily wired into a motorcycle’s existing turn signal system and its internal sensors capture the data and analyze it using a complex algorithm to help determine when the rider has completed their turn. Specifically, it examines lean angle, heading, vibrations, and acceleration to know immediately when a turn has been completed to automatically cancel the turn signals. This allows riders to focus on the ride and not their turn signals.
The STS can be pre-ordered for a limited-time beginning May 1 at www.safer-turn.com for 89€ ($100 USD) plus shipping. After the pre-order sale, the retail price will be 149€ ($170 USD) plus shipping. Only available now online through the website, STS will eventually be available for purchase at top motorcycle retailers. Installation is simple and can be done by a rider with basic mechanical knowledge of their motorcycle.

Buffalo Chip Awards Challenge Scholarships

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In an ongoing effort to inspire Black Hills students to discover a career in the expanding world of motorcycle engineering and manufacturing and prepare the next generation of American motorcycle craftsmen, Sturgis Buffalo Chip president, Rod Woodruff announced the winners of the 2016 Buffalo Chip Challenge scholarship awards. Three outstanding Black Hills students have been chosen to receive awards totaling $8,500. The Buffalo Chip collaborates with some of the motorcycle industry’s leading professionals to offer a free industrial education and scholarship program to Black Hills students, enabling them to take hold of dreams that might otherwise seem impossible. Read more.

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Industry News Flash — AirHawk International Files Lawsuit

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AirHawk International announced that it recently filed in the United States District Court Central District Of California Southern Division a Complaint For Patent Infringement, False Advertising, Tortious Interference, and Unfair Competition against various parties related to a product called “Wild Ass Motorcycle Cushion.”.

AirHawk has also sent Cease and Desist letters to various parties and some retailers known to have sold or purchased, or planning to sell or purchase, the product in question with the reminder that it is important for them to understand that every person or entity in the chain of commerce can be liable for patent infringement, including but not limited to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, resellers, advertisers, marketers, and consumers (end users.)

According to the filing, AirHawk is asking for:

Preliminary and permanent injunctive relief restraining and enjoining defendants and their respective officers, directors, agents, servants, representatives, employees, affiliates, attorneys, and all persons acting inprivity or in concert with them, and their parents, subsidiaries, divisions, successors and assigns, from directly or indirectly infringing AirHawk’s patents; as well as other findings and judgments.

AirHawk owner, Don Mahoney, expressed confidence that conscientious retailers will honor AirHawk’s patents and steer clear of obvious knock offs if and when they are offered to them. He said, “I do hope retailers remember that they too are liable for patent infringement when they are selling infringing knock-offs.” Mahoney went on to say that he did not think that anybody really wants to buy a product made in China when they can have a proven, quality product manufactured in Santa Ana, California for the same price.
AirHawk is launching its digital online media campaign the first week of May. For info check out airhawk.net or call 888-443-2669

Skull Plaid Shirt For Men

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Men's Plaid #1 Skull Plaid Shirt

Cut slim for lean, modern style, the new Men’s #1 Skull Plaid Shirt (P/N 99057-16VM, $65.00) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Collection features a classic plaid pattern that looks great with any shade of jeans. The 100 percent cotton fabric is pre-washed for a soft feel from the first wearing. This shirt features a snap front and snap-down collar, a single snap chest pocket and embroidered underarm eyelets. Detailing is low-key, with a twill printed label on the placket hem, embroidered graphics on the left chest and a metal badge on the back collar. Offered in S to 3XL sizes.

Grizzly Right On Schedule To Set World Record On His Victory Motorcycle

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Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita is 25 riding days and 16,932 miles into his quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 riding days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour.
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Grizzly rode away from Daytona International Speedway on March 11 flanked by hundreds of owners of Victory motorcycles who joined him to ride one lap of the Daytona 200 road course and escort him out of town for the first part of his journey.

From Daytona Beach, Fla., he traveled 3,971 miles in six days and 14 hours to complete the first leg of the ride in Panama City, Panama. He then continued traveling south 6,269 miles for nine days and 23 hours to reach Ushuaia, Argentina, at  tip of South America. From there, he returned 2,088 miles to Santiago, Chile, loaded his bike onto a plane and transferred to Australia, where he spent six days and five hours riding 4,604 miles west across the continent from Sydney to Perth.
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From Perth, Grizzly and his Victory were flown to Cape Town, South Africa, on April 27, where they currently await clearance through customs. Thereafter is a 6,503-mile journey from Cape Town to Cairo, Egypt, where he’ll then point his front wheel toward Tunis, Tunisia, and a ferry to take him across the Mediterranean.

From Africa, Grizzly’s path will lead him north through Europe, then east through Asia. An eventual arrival in Singapore will have him load his bike onto a plane and travel to Anchorage, Alaska, before resuming his tour across North America to a planned finish in Daytona Beach.

“I had a very good start of my world record attempt from the Daytona Speedway on March 12 at 1:44 p.m. local time,” Grizzly communicates from his layover in Cape Town. “I’ve met many people on the road, and at the stops when I had some hours of sleep, and want to thank them for these encounters. They were very hospitable, helpful, open and without distrust – many thanks to them as this makes the world just wonderful!

“Now I am shortly before starting the next leg across Africa. In all books and on all plans, this is supposedly the most challenging continent to ride and I will surely have many more adventures in the next weeks as I continue my goal of being the fastest man on two wheels across all continents.”

The Victory Cross Country Tour Grizzly is using for this attempt was specially modified by Motostyling Zurich. While the engine, frame and running gear remain relatively untouched, other parts of the bike have been redesigned to fit Grizzly’s needs as he covers long distances in remote parts of the world.

“We are excited about Grizzly’s progress thus far,” says Alex Hultgren, Victory’s Director of Marketing. “Ultimately, this is an endurance race that balances Victory’s well-known dependability with Grizzly’s mental and physical fitness. We look forward to tracking Grizzly through the next phase of his journey.”

Time and position measurement are being done via GPS and satellite tracking. Timing is not stopped on overland routes (i.e., when waiting to pass a country border or when the rider is sleeping). However, timing is stopped for air and sea transfers between continents and restarts once the bike arrives on the new continent.

Grizzly’s total distance is scheduled to be approx. 62,000 miles. The current record for such a ride is 120 days.

Visit GrizzlyRaceTeam.ch for an up-to-date schedule of his travels. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook. Image link is below the break.

EBR Motorcycles and Splitlath Racing Team Partners For 2016 Season

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EBR Motorcycles has partnered with Splitlath Racing for the 2016 Superbike racing season. “It has been an amazing few months since the new EBR Motorcycles was launched, and we have been focused on the process of getting our great new EBR street motorcycles into production,” said Erik Buell, Chief Technical Officer of EBR Motorcycles. “The demand for new motorcycles is really fantastic, and for certain we will stay focused on this by growing our dealer base. But we do love racing and we are happy to announce that EBR will be joining forces with Splitlath Racing, and featuring them as our factory team for 2016. It’s not about big budgets, but the passion and joy of racing and the fierce independence of the riders, crews and owners of such teams. ”

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Splitlath will be racing at select international venues that will represent EBR Motorcycles well, and will showcase the adventure and excitement of racing the EBR 1190 around the globe. John Dimbylow, team principal of Splitlath Racing touched on the plan for 2016: “After working with Erik Buell for a few years now, Splitlath is excited to be fully integrated to the EBR family, and to have the opportunity to be part of the growth of this unique brand and philosophy. The engineering of all EBR products is a delight to work with, and for us to be in a position where we can work with a very talented set of engineers and are part of the process of race development is a real privilege. Splitlath has been racing in 2015 and 2016 mainly in the emerging Chinese Pan Delta Superbike series, where the crowds and TV coverage are huge. Our team has been incredibly successful there, winning every race entered to date in the premier Chinese Pan Delta Superbike series, against full factory efforts from big players. This series is where all of the world’s major motorcycle manufacturers are positioning themselves as the Chinese market opens up, thirsty for high-end Western machines. EBR is gaining huge respect there. Splitlath also attended the Isle of Man TT and Macau GP, more to produce videos of these amazing events and the experience around them, than to go for the win. Incidentally, when the stock EBR 1190 was entered two years ago, it was the first trial of these bikes. When we finished, we were informed that EBR was the first manufacturer ever to compete in, and complete the TT circuit at its first ever attempt. The Isle of Man TT is just so savage that it shakes bikes apart in ways that you can’t anticipate, so it is a real proving ground for any street bike. Our riders say the EBR incredibly assured handling, wide powerband, and light wheels that stayed on the rough tarmac make the TT course a bit less daunting! Splitlath anticipates returning to the US to compete in due course and we are very excited about this. Currently we are talking with sponsors and looking for approval from the US organization.”

Splitlath Racing would like to thank their following sponsors: IJS Global GBracing MotionPro Zero Gravity Impact Prowear Metzeler HEL FusionMX Engelbert Strauss Workwear. Sponsorship inquiries, should contact john.dimbylow@ebr.com. Parties interested in racing partnership opportunities with EBR Motorcycles should contact info@ebr.com.