X Games: H-D Flat Track Racing

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To be in the X Games is huge

Champion American flat-trackers Brad Baker and Jared Mees will race proven Harley XR750s—not modified Street 750s—in this event, which will take place on a new 3/8-mile dirt track being constructed at the Circuit of The Americas.

The winner of the inaugural Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Race at X Games Austin will take home a gold medal and a brand-new Street 750.

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Captain Kirk Rides a Trike

chi-shatner-wre0029124323-20150210-550x310William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle. The “Star Trek” star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom trike and raise awareness about the American Legion.

    “I am taking another step into the unknown,” the 84-year-old actor said in a statement.

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The Road Glide® roars back for 2015

New Harley Davidson

New Harley Davidson

The choice of the high-mileage road warrior is back, loaded with attitude, modern style and Project RUSHMORE features for the long haul. The all-new Road Glide® motorcycle.

Control – Here are some of the innovations The Rider Project led to: the Reflex™ Linked Brakes with Anti-lock Braking System.

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WILD ONES WEEKEND

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July 10 – 12, 2014
Thursday, July 10: Bike Night, 5 pm – 9 pm
Friday, July 11: MOTOR® Fish Fry, 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, July 12: Vintage Motorcycle Rally, 9 am – 5 pm

Come enjoy a Wild Ones Weekend at the Museum starting with Bike Night and ending with a real 1940’s Motorcycle Rally. The 12th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion hosts an Antique Motorcycle Ride In Show, the AMCA Badger Heritage Chapter hosts authentic Motorcycle Field Games (slow race and plank ride) and Aaron Twite will amaze the crowds with a Motorcycle Freestyle Stunt Show. All this and more celebrating our motorcycle heritage with vintage style.

Antique Motorcycle Ride In Show Classes:
• Stock Knucklehead
• Custom Knucklehead
• Sidevalve
• Panhead
• Shovelhead
• Other Pre 1970 American Made

$20 entry per bike with proceeds going toward Make-A-Wish Foundation.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday
5:00-9:00 pm Bike Night (music, concessions, raffles) with WI Club Vintage Car Display & Pin Up Girls

6:30 pm Aaron Twite Motorcycle Stunt Show Performance #1

8:00 pm Aaron Twite Motorcycle Stunt Show Performance #2

Saturday
9:00 am Vintage Bike Show Check-In / Registration run by The Knucklehead Company

9 am – 5 pm Tin Can Tourist Vintage Trailer Display

9 am – 5 pm MKE IndyFest Show Car Display

11:30 am Aaron Twite Motorcycle Stunt Show Performance # 1 & Vintage Bike Show Judging by Knucklehead Company

12:00 pm  Band: The Best Westerns (Swing Band)

1:00 pm Aaron Twite Motorcycle Stunt Show Performance #2

1:30 pm Motorcycle Field Games by AMCA Badger Heritage Club

3:00 pm Vintage Bike Show Awards, Motorcycle Field Games Awards & Raffle Ticket Winners Announced (All proceeds to Make-A-Wish)

3:30 pm Band: The Best Westerns (Swing Band)

5:00 pm Aaron Twite Motorcycle Stunt Show Performance #3

8:00 pm Aaron Twite Motorcycle Stunt Show Performance #4

Dusk  The Lost Road (DICE Movie Premiere)

10:00 pm  Rocco DeLuca Concert

Knucklehead Company Bio: Knucklehead Company Ltd. – Founded in 1977 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin by a group of enthusiastic fans of the Harley-Davidson overhead valve motorcycles (Knucklehead) produced between 1936 and 1947. Membership in the club required the ownership of a running bike of the genre. The group was formed on the premise of perpetuation of the spirit of motorcycle camaraderie of the 1940’s. The club has grown in membership over the past decades and 12 years ago an annual “reunion” was created to gather members past and present to celebrate the clubs long history. The club follows the belief of “Ride ‘em! Don’t hide ‘em!”

Badger Heritage Bio: The Antique Motorcycle Club of America – Founded in 1954 by a group of antique-bike fans in the New England area. In the decades since, the AMCA has grown to become one of the largest organizations of antique-motorcycle enthusiasts in the world, with 11,000 members in the United States and more than a dozen other countries. From the beginning, the purpose of the club has been the “preservation, restoration and operation of old-time motorcycles.” Members of the AMCA own, restore, preserve, study or just admire motorcycles that fall into the antique category, meaning they are at least 35 years old. The Badger Heritage Chapter are one of the 58 chapters worldwide! www.badgerheritage.com.

Aaron Twite Bio: Aaron came on the freestyle scene strong, immediately taking top rankings in US and World competitions, while simultaneously introducing new tricks to the sport. Now a competition veteran, 2011 has seen Aaron at every major US competition including the XDL Series Championship and Stuntwars series. Outside the competition arena Aaron can be found in numerous magazine and television features, massive online viral presence, shows and competitions around the world. Positively, fun, and furious riding to unite the freestyle world! No rider has impacted the sport of freestyle streetbikes on a global level like Aaron Twite. Aaron’s influence can been seen everywhere from shows, competitions and sessions across the US, Europe and Asia. www.aarontwite.com.

Tin Can Tourists Bio: Tin Can Tourists is an all make and model vintage trailer and motor coach club. The club’s goal is to promote and preserve vintage trailers and motor coaches through gatherings and information exchange. The club is open to everyone and ownership of a vintage trailer or motor coach is not a prerequisite for membership. www.tincantourists.com

MKE IndyFest Show Car Display Info: On August 16-17, 2014 IndyFest comes to Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Mile, come check out the show car and learn about the ‘Ride to the Mile’ during Wild Ones Weekend.  www.milwaukeeindyfest.com

Hot Off the Presses: October 2013 edition of AMD Magazine

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The October edition of AMD Magazine is now available to read online or download to your PC at www.amdmag.com

Robin Bradley’s popular comment column this month takes a look at a brand strategy that is allowing Harley-Davidson to “bring outsiders in” and speak to new generations of ‘Digital Boomers’. Highlights this month include the findings of the latest exclusive AMD/Baird authorised Harley-Davidson dealer quarterly research survey, suggesting steady sales growth and a positive consumer response to the Motor Company’s 2014 model range introductions and changes.

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Daredevil Clint Ewing All Burned Up

fireMotorcycle Daredevil Clint Ewing Burned During Stunt for CMT’s Tunnel of Fire

The accident occurred Wednesday (Aug. 7) in Sturgis, S.D., at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world. According to news reports, Ewing intended to break a Guinness world record by “traveling through a towering inferno longer than a football field.

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Harley-Davidson 2013 2nd Qtr Results

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Harley-Davidson has reported second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 13.1% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued gains in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period.

Second-quarter net income was $271.7 million on consolidated revenue of $1.79 billion, compared to net income of $247.3 million on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion in the year-ago period. Second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share were $1.21, compared to $1.07 in the year-ago quarter. [Read more…]

AMA Focuses on ‘No Motorcycles Allowed’

The Freedom Friday effort is part of AMA Go Ride! Month

The Freedom Friday effort is part of AMA Go Ride! Month

Whether banned from public beachside parks, private gated communities or acre after acre of public land, motorcyclists bristle when they see signs that say: “No Motorcycles Allowed.”

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Ultimate Builder Now in Sturgis

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show heading to Sturgis

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show heading to Sturgis

Word has it that Harley-Davidson will not be hosting a ride-in show in Sturgis, SD this year. Combined with the fact that the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building has relocated to Germany from the Harley pavilion, this leaves the downtown area off Lazalle without the benefit of a custom Bike Show.

That was until Advanstar decided to bring the Ultimate Builder Circus to town. Details are being finalized with a projected mid-week date. A street located adjacent to the downtown Harley-Davidson facility will be closed down for the day to host the event.

The Harley-Davidson Museum

History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum

History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum is a North American museum near downtown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin celebrating the more than 100 year history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

The 130,000-square-foot three building complex on 20 acres along the Menomonee River bank contains more than 450 [Read more…]