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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Hal’s Builds a Flat Track Bagger

FR 1750 "FAT TRACKER"

FR 1750 “FAT TRACKER”

The bike was built by Hal’s Harley Davidson in New Berlin, to pay homage to the dealerships racing history. Avid Dirt Track enthusiasts, Hal and Kirk traveled the Midwest watching races since the mid 70’s.

Like many dealers they turned a hobby into their livelihood when they acquired J&S Cycles in 1978. [Read more…]

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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The Jeremy Cupp Interview

Old Black Heads to Milwaukee

Old Black Heads to Milwaukee

Jeremy Cupp’s Old Black

Jeremy Cupp runs a metal fabrication shop and has the chops to build just about anything. Cupp is one of the most highly-regarded builders in America. Old Black came to the 110th, entered the Retro MOD class, and took home the trophy. [Read more…]

Bandit Interviews Hoosier Daddy Choppers

The Firehouse Racer

The Firehouse Racer

Keith “Bandit” Ball, Publisher of the World’s Largest Online Custom Motorcycle Magazine, interviews Jon Shipley of Hoosier Daddy Choppers at the 2013 AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show about his Firehouse Racer bobber. [Read more…]

Daniel Sanchez of Cut Throat Customs Takes 2nd

Sanchez of Cut Throat Customs Takes 2nd

Tracker by Daniel Sanchez of Cut Throat Customs

Texas Well Represented @ 110th

Daniel Sanchez of the Texas-based Cut Throat Customs brought Tracker, a 2012 Cut Throat Customs rigid, and took 2nd place in FreeStyle at the 2nd Annual AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show. The custom bike show is held annually in Milwaukee on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus.

The bike features an elongated board tracker styled sled with [Read more…]

People’s Choice Award Winner – Tom Hedrick

People's Choice Award

Dustin Hobert’s Airbrushing

500 Hours of Airbrushing

Tom Hedrick’s 1987 H-D Heritage Softail is super slick. It features a seat by Howard Knight of Rocking K Custom Leathers, fairing and Milwaukee Iron fenders and dash. The go-fast parts include a Woods Prowler Cam, twin Mikuni units, Rivera manifold, nitrous and Panhead-style rocker box covers and custom pipes. But the coolest item of the Heritage is the paint. Dustin Hobert put 500 hours in airbrushing. [Read more…]