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UPDATES ON THE IRON TRADER NEWS BAGGER PROJECT

If you are following this bagger project, or just seeing it for the first time, it’s all about taking a stock Harley-Davidson 2004 Ultra Classic and showing what can be done to it, how it can be customized by anyone. With a little minor body work & new components, anything is possible. This baby goes to paint next week, then the video process will begin. Just wait until you see all of the terrific parts sent in by its supporters. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE 6

 

BMW to Offer Demo Rides on New Bagger Exclusively at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

The BMW K 1600 B “Bagger” will make its demo debut and a lasting impression at the 2017 rally.

Sturgis, SD (May 25, 2017) – For the first time ever, BMW Motorrad USA is offering free demo rides on its soon-to-be-released K 1600 B “Bagger,” and the company has chosen the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® as the place to do it. Ten of the highly anticipated new bikes will be shipped to the Buffalo Chip for the exclusive demo ride opportunity, along with a full stable of new innovative BMW motorcycle models. BMW Motorrad representatives will be on hand at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads to show off all of the new bikes and assist with demo rides Friday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 11.1

The K 1600 B features a new lower rear section with a significantly lower seat, a more elongated look and updated side bags. Its six-cylinder engine has serious muscle, pulling around 160 horsepower, and its high-tech options include reverse assist, hill start control, adaptive turning lights and more.2

BMW will also offer demo rides on the entire R nineT Heritage family, including the newly released 2018 R nineT Urban G/S, along with the Pure, Racer and Scrambler models. The demo stable will include Adventure, Touring, Roadster, Urban, and Sport bikes. 3

Learn more about activities at the free-access CrossRoads by visiting www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/CrossRoads-Events.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers eight stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. The 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Old Iron/Young Blood – Motorcycles and the Next Gen” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

 

KLOCK WERKS CONTRIBUTES HUGE TO THE IRON TRADER NEWS BAGGER PROJECT

Along with the terrific front fender and windshield that Klock Werks has already sent it, now they are shipping a stretched rear fender, saddlebag extensions, upper fillers, and a lighted license plate cover. Check out the project page for additional details: https://irontradernews.com/bagger-project/

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Riding Impression: Indian Springfield

IMG_4973Story and photos by Indian Leah Misch

 

 

 

I’ve toured the country on my Indian Scout, but after riding the 2017 Indian Springfield during Daytona Beach Bike Week, I’d say my Scout now has some competition.
I’ve ridden everything from the smallest to the biggest of bikes. From putting 700 miles in one day on my single cylinder Suzuki Boulevard to riding the S&S Cycle Dragon 143. So I was excited to review the new Springfield bagger.

Where I rode

I do admit I was a little intimidated coming into the riding season on a new Indian Springfield because of the increase in weight from my 533# (dry weight) Indian Scout. However, I was shockingly surprised how easy the 860# (wet weight) motorcycle was as I rode through congested traffic exploring unfamiliar roads.
I loved the 26’’ seat height which allowed me, a 5’ 5” rider, to have a solid flat footing on the ground at stops. Soon I relaxed and had fun testing out the power in the 111 cubic inch engine. I made my way on to the Interstate and was tempted to take it to the speed way and roll-out a few laps with the 119 horsepower!
My favorite part of riding the Springfield in Daytona Beach was riding over the Broadway Bridge. “Born Free” by Kid Rock came in my head set as I rolled back the throttle and hit some speed, gliding smoothly over the bridge. Riding the Springfield literally was the closest thing I’ve felt to flying since the last time I flew an airplane.

About the bike

I could see myself touring the country with the Indian Springfield. It had a super comfy seat, cruise control and floor boards making long distance traveling more comfortable. Also, fuel capacity of 5.5 gallons is larger than my Scout’s 3.3 gallon tank, which makes running out of gas in the desert less likely (true story).
I loved the hard saddle bags, mainly because I could click the keyless fob and the saddle bag would open without me having to de-glove to open the bag. It may not seem like the big deal, but it eats away from riding time when needing to spend extra minutes taking off gloves to get into the saddle bags. Also, the saddle bags had spacious room allowing me to finally pack that extra pair of boots.
At first I was apprehensive about the added weight, but after putting on 260 miles I found the added weight actually made the bike more stable and safer. Also, for those riders who like to pick up a little speed around corners I found the bike to be extremely well balanced and fun to ride!

What I’d change?

I’d like to see modified ergonomics in the hand grips to accommodate a woman’s smaller hand size. I found I needed to use strong pressure, which is comfortable for minimal shifting and braking but for the long-distance riding I like to do I would anticipate hand fatigue if I was shifting a lot. But hey… who can complain too much about riding more to improve their hand strength!

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See the 2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion motorcycle designed by Kuryakyn!

Strike a balance between refinement and rawness with the 2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion motorcycle designed by Kuryakyn!

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“We were honored to take on the challenge of representing the Buffalo Chip’s 35th anniversary last year. As enthusiasts first and foremost, this year’s focus of bringing racing back to the Chip is equally exciting for us. The Kuryakyn design team came up with an authentic race theme that truly embodies the ‘rumble’ in Rock, Rumble and Rebellion. There’s no better way to introduce our newest products to core Kuryakyn customers, and we’re proud to do it on the biggest stage in the motorcycle industry.”
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