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Bryan Fuller’s Strider Rider Custom

This tiny Strider bike, customized by Bryan Fuller of Fuller Moto in Atlanta, is unique among its peers, which include 7 Striders customized for the Flying Piston Buiilders Breakfast during the 2018 Sturgis Rally.* First, the tiny bike’s wheel configuration is distinctive: large in back, and small in front – and that’s not by happenstance. See, Bryan’s Strider was inspired by the aggressive stance and killer rake of vintage hot rods and dragsters. Continue reading Bryan Fuller’s Strider Rider Custom

Motorcycle Mission Strider Custom

“It was built around the suspension. And it was Moos’s brainchild,” said Krystal Hess, founder and spearhead of Motorcycle Missions, a 501(c)3 organization that helps veterans dealing with PTSD find hope and healing through motorcycles. Krystal was talking about the tiny Strider custom bike shown here, which was built by the MM team and unveiled at the Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August. As for “Moos,” that’s custom builder and fabricator Chris Moos, a mentor in the MM program and Krystal’s partner. Continue reading Motorcycle Mission Strider Custom

POLARIS SLINGSHOT® ENHANCES INDUSTRY-LEADING RIDE COMMAND® INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM WITH MOBILE PHONE CONNECTIVITY

New Ride Command Software & Mobile App Allows
Remote Accessibility, Online Route Planning

Slingshot Ride Command mobile app will allow riders to view vehicle data, check service recommendations and log maintenance from the convenience of their mobile device. Drivers can also plan a ride route online at RideCommand.Slingshot.Polaris.com and wirelessly transfer the route to the Slingshot’s navigation system via Bluetooth®. Slingshot’s Ride Command updates are available to current Slingshot owners with Ride Command as part of a software update, which can be downloaded atRideCommand.Slingshot.Polaris.com.

LOS ANGELES (November 29, 2018) – Polaris Slingshot, the three-wheeled, open-air roadster which promises to deliver the most fun on the road, announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show an all-new software update and mobile app for the vehicle’s industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system. The enhancements allow drivers to remotely access key vehicle data with an all-new Slingshot Ride Command mobile app and conveniently plan ride routes ahead of time via a desktop platform. Continue reading POLARIS SLINGSHOT® ENHANCES INDUSTRY-LEADING RIDE COMMAND® INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM WITH MOBILE PHONE CONNECTIVITY

MIC Release: Motorcycle Ownership Among Women Climbs to 19 Percent

Motorcycle Industry Council Survey Reveals Continuing Shift in Rider Demographics
IRVINE, Calif., November 29, 2018 – Nearly one in five motorcycle owners is now female, compared with one in 10 less than a decade ago, and the data suggests that women could soon make up one quarter of owners, which would be a major shift in motorcycling demographics, according to the latest national survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council.

Among all age groups, women now make up 19 percent of motorcycle owners. But the 2018 survey showed even greater female ownership within younger generations. Among Gen X motorcycle owners, 22 percent were women; among Gen Y, 26 percent were women.

“As the number of Boomer and mature motorcyclists shrink and are replaced by newer riders, we could soon be looking at a solid 25 percent of motorcycle owners being female,” said Andria Yu, MIC director of communications. “We’ve seen with our own eyes many more women riders — on the roads, on the trails, on the track, with families, at motorcycling events, forming clubs and just being part of everyday group rides. Many people in the industry have worked some 30 years to achieve this, and now the data confirms it: More and more women are getting out there and enjoying motorcycles.”

The MIC polled 2,472 adults nationwide for the 2018 Motorcycle/ATV Owner Survey. For decades, the MIC surveys have served as the census of motorcycling, and have tracked a steady growth in the percentage of women who own bikes.

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