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CUT THE CORD: NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON MODULE ALLOWS RIDERS TO CONNECT WIRELESSLY

MILWAUKEE (October 23, 2017) – Taking to the open road on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle just got easier with the launch of its new Wireless Headset Interface Module (P/N 76000768, $299.95*). Using Bluetooth® wireless technology, the wireless interface permits full access to the multitude of Infotainment features of the Boom! Audio 6.5GT radio on ’14-later Touring and Trike motorcycles without the hassle of being connected to the bike.

Discreetly mounted inside the fairing, the module connects directly into the radio. Intuitive technology ensures safe, controlled riding as users seamlessly move through music, phone, CB, navigation and intercom features through a separately-purchased Bluetooth®-enabled headset.

The available Harley-Davidson Boom! Audio SPH10 Bluetooth Half Helmet Headset (P/N 76000738, $199.95*) and Boom! Audio 20S Bluetooth Helmet Single Headset (P/N 76000736A, $299.95*) offer a multitude of features such as — adjustable volume from the motorcycle hand controls, intercom conversations while still listening to the infotainment system interruption free, hands-free calling from Bluetooth mobile phones, and enabled voice-commands to seamlessly move through music and the intercom. Headsets also maintain bike-to-bike communication allowing Touring riders to talk to non-Touring bikes. The module allows for dual headset connectivity so that two Bluetooth-enabled headsets can be connected to one WHIM. Harley-Davidson headsets feature proprietary software that delivers superior audio quality with stereo output compared to non-Harley headsets which provide a mono sound output.

Fitment of the module is for ’14-later Touring and Trike models equipped with a Boom! Box 6.5GT audio system. ’14-’17 models also require the separate purchase of the Wireless Headset Interface Module Harness (P/N 69201726, $49.95*). A Dealer Digital Technician software update is required and dealer installation is recommended. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for more details.

These and other Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories are available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online.

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*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), excluding taxes and shipping. Prices at local dealerships may vary.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

HUNDREDS OF OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE THE 2018 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CRUISER MOTORCYCLES

First-to-Market Softail Accessories Lead Way for Custom Fit, Style & Performance

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 18, 2017) — Harley-Davidson continues its leadership as one of the most customized motorcycle brands in the world with the launch of over 300 new parts and accessories designed for its eight all-new 2018 Softail® motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Genuine Parts & Accessories are developed alongside the new motorcycles to provide riders with the highest quality and the most extensive range of customization options starting from the same day the motorcycles launch. Harley-Davidson gives owners immediate customization choices for a personalized look, a tailored ride, the perfect fit and increased performance over a stock bike. The research and development of these brand-new accessories focused on making customization the easiest it has ever been by requiring less parts and installation time than ever before.

2018 Parts and Accessories Big Book
2018 Parts and Accessories Big Book

STYLE: EXPRESS YOURSELF
The new Softail accessories are designed to be combined for a wide variety of customization styles. Harley-Davidson expands its leading accessory lineup with the new Brass Collection, expansion of other popular collections such as Defiance, and ensuring a full suite of essential custom styled parts for the new Softail motorcycles. The Brass Collection is a living finish that allows parts to age naturally for a one-of-a-kind look. With a bare bones, garage-built look and feel, the parts have a cohesive pre-aged look that makes a bold statement.

FUNCTION: READY TO RIDE
Harley-Davidson has a broad offering of accessories that allow quick and easy conversion of an urban prowler into a cross-country warrior with comfort and style. Build a new Softail to go the distance with a few key additions such as HoldFast™ sissy-bars, luggage racks, Tour-Pak mount; detachable saddlebags; and windshields.The new HoldFast system is best in its class, with an intuitive detachable latch system designed from the ground up in tandem with the new Softail chassis to ensure a premium fit and finish, with minimal effort and complexity during installation. The intuitive snap-in and release design enables easy installation and removal of HoldFast accessories. Also the one-piece backrest design eliminates the need for side plates and turn signal relocation kits. HoldFast accessories are available in chrome and black finishes.

12FIT: TAILOR THE RIDE
Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories create a great riding experience by tailoring the bike to fit every rider and passenger, based on how comfort, fit and style are prioritized. For 2018, ergonomic seats get a face-lift for Softail models with new styling that matches the personality of each bike and comfort seating launches with a wide variety of fitment. Numerous handlebar, foot control and suspension options are also at the ready to build customers a perfect fit for their new bike.

PERFORMANCE: SCREAMIN’ EAGLE®
Screamin’ Eagle® Stage I, II, III and IV Kits offer complete, street compliant performance configurations and retain the Motorcycle Original Equipment Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty. Stage upgrades are engineered to generate specific torque and horsepower gains for the new Softail models equipped with the Milwaukee-Eight® engine.

13Harley-Davidson Genuine Parts & Accessories are backed by the highest fit, finish, testing and Original Equipment Manufacturing standards. Harley-Davidson® authorized dealerships are the customization experts and best equipped to help select and install parts and accessories. Find a local dealer in store or online to view the new 2018 motorcycles and the accessory options to make your bike a custom of one.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON INTRODUCES NEXT CUSTOM REVOLUTION

NEW CHASSIS, ENGINE & DESIGN: HARLEY-DAVIDSON INTRODUCES NEXT CUSTOM REVOLUTION WITH EIGHT NEW ICONIC SOFTAIL MOTORCYCLES

Largest-Ever Product Development Project Launches Harley-Davidson
into its 115th Anniversary Year

MILWAUKEE (Aug. 22, 2017) – To celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary year, the Motor Company is launching  a custom revolution: Eight all-new Softail® models that merge the hard-riding performance of the Dyna® line with the unparalleled custom look of the Softail line.

Designed under the largest product development project in company history, the new bikes compared to prior year models feature a stiffer and significantly lighter frame built to harness the pulse-quickening torque of the new dual-counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight® 107 and 114 engines. With high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension and an easily adjustable hidden rear mono-shock, the aggressively styled 2018 Softail models are faster, lighter and better handling than any of their Big Twin cruiser predecessors.

Model Year 2018 Campaign
Model Year 2018 Campaign

“The new Softail models are the result of the most extensive research and development program in the company’s history,” said Paul James, manager of product portfolio, Harley-Davidson. “Thousands of hours of research and testing were put into the complete ground-up design of these new cruisers. We focused on taking the total rider experience to a higher level, where authenticity, heritage and soul meet the modern edge of technology for a ride that must be felt to believe.”

NEW CHASSIS

The handling of a Softail motorcycle enters a new era with a lighter, more rigid frame that elevates form and function to a higher plane, while maintaining the classic look of a hard tail and delivers a thoroughly modern ride. Benefits of the new chassis include increased lean angles, sharper turn-in response, quicker acceleration, nimble flick-ability, lighter weight, and easier side-stand liftoff than predecessor Softail and Dyna models. The steel foundation of the next generation of custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been forged.

Frame / swingarm

A new high stiffness carbon steel tubular frame forms the core of the 2018 Softail chassis. The completely redesigned frame and swingarm significantly increase the rigidity of the new chassis.  The frame itself is 65 percent stiffer than the 2017 Softail frame, which leads to a 34 percent increase in overall chassis stiffness. The frame design achieves reduced complexity with a 50 percent reduction in component parts and a 22 percent reduction in welds. There are two unique swingarms, one for narrow and one for wide rear tires. The wide chassis is 15 percent lighter (13 pounds) and the narrow chassis is 20 percent (18 pounds) lighter than the 2017 Softail frame. The swingarm transfers rear wheel movement to the under-seat mono-shock while maintaining the pure, classic lines of a hard tail frame. 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION

All-new front and rear suspension components are calibrated to match the dynamics of the new chassis, wheels and tires to enhance the comfort, control and performance of the 2018 Softail® motorcycles. The new high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension, which was first introduced on 2017 Touring models, delivers damping performance that is similar to a cartridge fork but with improved, more responsive damping characteristics. The suspension is optimized for both comfortable cruising and spirited riding with 130 mm of bump-devouring travel. Retuned and optimized rake and trail also enhance the motorcycles’ handling performance.

 

The new mono-shock rear suspension preserves the classic hard tail look while revamped geometry improves ride quality, traction and control. The new easily adjustable mono-shock enables a 240 pound range of payload capacity for increased passenger comfort and enhanced dynamic handling compared to 2017 Softail models.

 

Ride and handling agility

The all-new Softail models are up to 35 pounds* lighter than 2017 models, delivering an improved power-to-weight ratio that provides quicker acceleration, better braking and enhanced dynamic cornering capability combined with increased lean angles. Some models feature new tires specifically designed to work with the new Softail chassis and feature optimized constructions and improved compounds for a confident, long-wearing ride in all riding conditions. New seat designs and materials provide an improved fit for a wider range of riders and greater comfort for cruising. Bar none, the 2018 Softail models are the best handling cruisers Harley-Davidson has ever produced.

NEW POWERTRAIN

All 2018 Softail models get a new heartbeat from the most powerful engines ever offered in Harley-Davidson® Big Twin cruisers, the new Milwaukee-Eight® 107 and 114 V-Twins.

ICONIC LOOK

•         Milwaukee-Eight engines retain the iconic 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle with a broad-shouldered top end accentuated by a single camshaft design that tapers to a slim bottom end for a muscular contour. The new Softail frame’s rigid engine mounting is engineered to tightly package the engine and reinforce the chassis stiffness.

Model Year 2018 New Model Photography
Model Year 2018 New Model Photography

SMOOTHER RUNNING & PURER SOUND

–         Milwaukee-Eight engines for Softail models feature a refined dual internally counter-balanced system that reduces engine vibration while maintaining the familiar Harley-Davidson feel.

–         Harley-Davidson’s trademark“potato-potato-potato”sound comes through strong with less intake and mechanical noise.

TWO ENGINE DISPLACEMENT OPTIONS

Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine

(107 CID; 1746cc) Standard on all models

•          100 mm bore and 4.375 inch stroke with 10.0:1 compression ratio

•          0-60 mph – 10 percent quicker acceleration than the High Output Twin Cam 103

•         60-80 mph/5th gear – 16 percent faster acceleration than the High Output Twin Cam 103

Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine

(114 CID; 1868cc) Optional

•                    Available on four models: Fat Bob®114, Fat Boy®114, Breakout®114, Heritage Classic 114

•         102 mm bore and 4.5 inch stroke with 10.5:1 compression ratio

•         Ventilator Intake with 114 graphics and badging

•         Standard ABS

•         0-60 mph –Nine percent faster acceleration than the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine

•         60-80 mph/5th gear -13 percent faster acceleration than the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine

MODERN STYLING & DESIGN

Interpreting Harley-Davidson’s history, authenticity and styling DNA through a modern lens, the eight new Softail models feature all-new designs that strongly differentiate them from their predecessors and each other. From a new base of style, comfort and performance, the next generation of factory custom cruisers are ready for riders to take even higher with their own personalization.

“The authenticity of Harley-Davidson design comes by sweating the details from start to finish, ‘hard to do and hard to copy.’ Harley-Davidson motorcycles are not a commodity; they are handed down from generation to generation,” said Brad Richards, vice president of styling and design, Harley-Davidson. “We look at every nut and bolt on the bike, all the finishes, and every small detail. The new Softail frame is like a piece of art, and the more you take off the bike, the more beautiful it becomes. Its design speaks to the teamwork that our styling and engineering processes demand.”

EIGHT new SOFTAIL MODEL KEY FEATURES:

 

FAT BOY®

The legendary Fat Boy motorcycle that defined contemporary custom style for decades has outdone itself. Ripped and refined satin-chrome finishes deliver a bold, muscular styling statement showing off its powerful engine and new and improved ride and handling.

•         Aggressive, steamroller stance and front end design

–         Modern-day interpretation of the classic headlight nacelle

–         160 mm front tire, the widest-ever on a Harley-Davidson production model, wraps the solid Lakester front wheel

•         31-pound weight reduction to previous model

•         Standard ABS

•        240 mm rear tire with solid Lakester rear wheel

•         Optional: Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine

HERITAGE CLASSIC

Design cues evoke the blacked-out styling of vintage ‘50s Harley-Davidson models updated with a modern edge.

•          New detachable windscreen

•          New rigid, lockable, sealed, water-resistant saddlebags

•         Taller suspension with increased passenger and cargo payload capacity

•          32-pound weight reduction to previous model

•          Optional: Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine

•          Standard cruise control and ABS

LOW RIDER®

Inspired by the individualism of the ‘70s custom chopper era that birthed the original, the new Low Rider model is lighter and faster with corner-carving handling unimaginable back in the day.

•         Throwback-style dual tank-mount speedo and tach gauges, headlight visor and fuel tank graphics

•         19-inch front and 16-inch rear Radiate cast wheels

•         2-into-2 Shotgun exhaust

SOFTAIL SLIM®

Stripped to its essential elements, the Softail Slim model pays homage to post-war custom bobbers with a narrow rear end, trimmed front fender, solo seat and minimal chrome.

•         Dark finishes adorn the laced wheels, Hollywood handlebar, and all-new front-end design

•        Low-slung tuck and roll seat

•         Bold and smooth new front nacelle and fork cover styling

•        35-pound weight reduction to previous model

DELUXE

A classic hi-line showstopper that stands out on any boulevard, the Deluxe glistens with bright chrome while delivering the ride of a seriously modern machine.

•         Signature all-LED lighting from front to back: headlight, running lights, Tombstone taillight and blade-like turn signals

•         Signature pull-back handlebar

•         33-pound weight reduction to previous model

•         Standard ABS

BREAKOUT®

With more lean angle and agility than ever imagined in a bike carrying so much dragster attitude and style, the all-new Breakout model takes long, lean muscle to a modern edge.

•          New smooth-top 3.5-gallon fuel tank

•          Long and wide with low-slung raked out 49 mm front forks

•          18-inch rear (240 mm tire) and 21-inch front (130 mm tire) Gasser-style gloss-black powder coated cast aluminum wheels

•          Distinctive Daymaker™Signature LED headlamp

•         Low-profile, riser-mounted digital instrument screen

•         35-pound weight reduction to previous model

•          Standard ABS

•          Optional: Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine

 

FAT BOB®

Asphalt-eating traction, pothole-devouring suspension, agile cornering, and a blacked-out take-no-prisoners look make the Fat Bob® model a groundbreaking motorcycle that could only come from Harley-Davidson.

•          2-1-2 upswept performance exhaust with a custom finish

•          Largest aggressively treaded tires from the Motor Company:150 mm front and 180 mm rear

•          Dual disc front brakes

•          3.6-gallon fuel tank

•          33-pound weight reduction to previous model

•          Inverted 43 mm cartridge style front forks

•          Optional: Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine

STREET BOB®

A bare-bones bike with go-anywhere DNA, the all-new Street Bob motorcycle has a fists-in-the-wind attitude with nothing extra to weigh it down.

•        Smooth-top 3.5-gallon fuel tank

•         Black spoke wheels with chopped fenders

•         Low-profile, riser-mounted digital instrument screen

•         17-pound weight reduction to previous model

•         Lowest MSRP in Softail lineup

NEW TECHNOLOGY FEATURED ON EVERY SOFTAIL MODEL

•          Unique Daymaker™Signature LED Headlamps on all models

•          Improved electrical system charging, more than doubled at idle speeds

•          Easily adjustable rear shock pre-load settings (method varies by model)

–         Under seat spanner wrench: Softail Slim®, Street Bob®, Low Rider®

–         External hand adjustment knob: Fat Bob, Fat Boy, Breakout®

–         Under seat socket adjustment: Deluxe, Heritage Classic

•          Steering head mounted USB charge port

•          New instrumentation

•          Keyless ignition and security system standard

•          New fuel tanks

Experience the ride and feeling that proves the new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycles are Harley-Davidson’s most powerful, agile and responsive line of Big Twin Cruisers ever by taking your own test ride.

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About Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

 

KLOCK WERKS GOES CROSS-COUNTRY WITH LEGEND SUSPENSIONS

Klock Werks “klocked out” two 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glides, and no matter where you are in the country, you might have the opportunity to ride one! Legends1

Klock Werks teamed up with Legend Suspension, a suspension line producer out of Sturgis, SD, and is now along for the ride on the annual Legend Suspension Performance Tour and Demo Ride program across the country! Two vans with two bikes, seriously equipped with the best parts Drag Specialities and Parts Unlimited has to offer, haul from state to state to bring reps, dealers, and customers the opportunity to test product for themselves!

It all started about five years ago. Jesse Jurrens, owner, and his team at Legend Suspension knew there was a lot of opportunity in the nation that they weren’t able to tap into. It was time to take that potential into their own hands and inform reps and customers around the country in a new way. demorider4

“We knew there was a greater benefit to show up at dealers and have the reps, dealer, and customer ride, touch, and feel the product.” said Jesse.

The idea to tour the country began, and two years ago, the idea morphed into a plan in which two Ford transit vans would tranverse the US, hitting as many folks as possible in 52 weeks.

This year, the 2015 Road Glides are equipped with products by Legend Suspensions, Klock Werks, K&N Filter, Custom Dynamic Lighting, Feuling, and Bassani Exhaust.

“We hit everyone we can, dealers, mom and pop shops, 10-20 dealerships per week,” he said. demorider1

Paramount to the success of the program is not just getting the products in front of people but creating a relationship with everyone they meet, from customers, to the techs, sales, and ownership.

Klock Werks already has dealers around the world involved in the “Try It Before You Buy It” Flare™ Windshield Demo program, but the partnership with Legends Suspensions is one more way for you to try the best products on the market before purchase! Think about the demo program as your own personal dressing room. demorider2

It’s this same first-hand experience that Klock Werks has dedicated years to with their campaign, Understand the Difference. Ninety-nine percent of people who demo the Flare™ Windshield for their motorcycle ride home with it that day. The increased stability, improved air management, and bobblehead elimination never fails to impress! Klock Werks parts don’t just look great, they are made from the best materials the US has to offer, and they actually improve the ride! demorider3

Along with the patented Flare™ Windshield from Klock Werks, the Road Glides have new Klock Werks Device Mounts, powered by iOmounts and Klock Werks audio kits, powered by KICKER. Check out these products for your ride at GetKlocked.com. Shop by Ride to only see parts for your model.FlareWindshield

Check out Legend Suspensions on Facebook to see a list of Demo Events coming up, and be sure to talk to your local dealer to learn more about Klock Werks products. If they aren’t already running the “Try It Before You Buy It” program, we can help them get set up!

About Legend Suspensions

Our mission, simply stated, is to become a leader in the suspensions industry by using only the highest quality materials along with innovative yet practical designs. We believe our first responsibility is to satisfy the customer, while at the same time enhancing the way they feel while riding their motorcycle. Our customers are the life of our business, and we strive to fulfill their needs. Through a strong commitment to this mission, Legend Suspensions will be known as a value to the motorcycle industry and a leader in suspensions technology. Legend Suspensions is highly committed to manufacturing ONLY the highest quality, best performing suspensions available on the market.

About Klock Werks

Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a globally 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.

Bolt-On Hardtails for Vintage Triumph Motorcycles

lowbrow-customs-logo-2017Bobber, chopper or whatever you want to call it, a rigid rear section can transform your motorcycle. Made in Cleveland, Ohio, Lowbrow’s bolt-on Triumph hardtail does the job with the utmost quality and attention to detail, all while being affordably priced for home-builder or professional alike.

Lowbrow Customs hardtails bolt right up to your stock Triumph front frame section perfectly. These unit Triumph 650cc hardtails fit stock front frame sections 1963-1970 and are made from 1″ x .125″ wall crew tubing with 5/16″ thick axle plates. Just what you need for that Triumph bobber or chopper build, you aren’t going to find a nicer hard tail anywhere. Lowbrow Customs unit Triumph hardtails are approximately a 4″ stretch over stock wheelbase, and a 2″ drop (that is, 2 inches lower) versus a stock frame. Made in the USA. Lowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-bikeLowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-3 Lowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-2 Lowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-1

Lowbrow Customs’ bolt-on Triumph hardtails are $249.95 and are in stock and ready to ship today. For more details or to place your order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com

Lowbrow Customs is run by a tight-knit crew based in Brunswick, Ohio, USA and has been at the forefront of design in custom motorcycle parts for bobbers and choppers since 2004.