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H-D Footwear Riding Sneakers

Post by Brad Schneck

I will admit that proper footwear while riding a motorcycle has never been a strong priority of mine. My ignorance of the need was not based on a particular reasoning. I’ve worn sneakers on most occasions, and they’ve served me well. Over time I recognized the need for more proper gear in a few areas. I made an effort at proper footwear in the form of steel toes, and eventually a pair of leather riding boots. However, I found these boots to be heavy, Continue reading H-D Footwear Riding Sneakers


New Harley-Davidson Street Rod Notches First Pro Stock Motorcycle Victory

MORRISON, Colo. (July 23, 2017) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec swept through the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway to score the team’s first event win with the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle.

The Street Rod motorcycle piloted by Krawiec was quick off the trailer and the bike to beat all weekend. Krawiec was the number-one qualifier for the event with a best elapsed time (ET) of 7.178 seconds. Krawiec bested that effort in the final round of eliminations on Sunday with a 7.145-second blast at 188.28 mph to set the quickest ET and fastest speed by a Pro Stock Motorcycle for the event.11

The new Street Rod drag bikes made their debut at the NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown, N.J. in June, and the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team has worked through the past three NHRA events to dial in the performance of the bikes.

The team’s competition motorcycles are based on the Harley-Davidson® Street Rod production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.

“It means a lot or me to get the first win on the Street Rod,” said Krawiec. “The transition to a new racing motorcycle is a challenge because we have no data history on the bikes. In addition to the three races, we’ve done 25 to 30 runs of testing outside of competition, and today all that work paid off for us. These new Street Rods are a joy to ride down the track.”

The win was the second of the season in three final-round appearances by Krawiec, a three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, and the 38th win of his career.12

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines qualified the team’s other Street Rod drag bike in sixth position with a best ET of 7.193 seconds. Hines won in the first round on Sunday but lost in the second round of eliminations.

After seven of 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Krawiec is in second place with 584 points. Hines is sixth with 403 points.

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team will be back in action July 28-30 at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

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.

Feet So Happy You’ll Wanna Dance!

Feet So Happy You’ll Wanna Dance!

H-D Footwear has bikers covered in all situations with boots and shoes that boldly represent a riding life. But as the riding season revs up across the country, we’re all about practicality and comfort. That means turning to H-D Footwear’s Performance Line, a group of riding boots for men and women that address the demands of riders by focusing on durability and safety.

The new Parkwood for men combines lightweight materials, including breathable mesh, with cement construction and a slip-resistant rubber outsole that defends against oil and abrasion. It’s a classic six-inch lace up that provides ankle protection plus flexibility.

The pragmatic Berkner for women is a low-cut black leather boot with a 1.5” heel, mesh lining and cushioned top. But is doesn’t skim on style, featuring abrasion-resistant overlays, silver-tone details and copious H-D branding—plus solid, Goodyear welt construction.

Any boot feels better with comfortable socks and H-D Footwear has a selection of them, including CoolMax designs with details that make a difference—such as moisture-wicking technology and cushioning. It’s a fact: happy feet make the ride better!

Find your nearest dealer and see the entire line at harley-davidsonfootwear.com. They’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, too.

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New Member Benefit Offers Unlimited and Exclusive Ticket to Harley-Davidson History

MILWAUKEE (Dec. 18, 2015) – The Harley-Davidson Museum is swinging its doors wide open to all Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members around the world by adding unlimited admission and VIP access to more than 112 years of Harley-Davidson history to its package of exclusive membership benefits.

Beginning this month, all Full, Life and Associate H.O.G. members will be treated to complimentary admission to the museum any time they visit simply by showing their membership card at the door. H.O.G. members will also enjoy exclusive members-only access to programs and benefits at the museum and online.

“The Museum not only tells the story of Harley-Davidson, it’s where our history, heritage and passion come to life. The freedom, pride and camaraderie of Harley-Davidson riders are always on display here,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of company founder William A. Davidson. “I like to think of it as the Harley Owners Group’s home away from home, and we are excited and honored to open it up to every H.O.G. member who visits Milwaukee – the birthplace of Harley-Davidson.”

The new benefit was ushered in at the Museum’s December 17 Bike Night, where H.O.G. members from around the globe helped celebrate this momentous occasion in true Harley-Davidson fashion.

Open 363 days a year, the Harley-Davidson Museum, located in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley, welcomes visitors to discover Harley-Davidson’s unrivaled history and culture. Visitors from around the world can connect with others who share a passion for Harley-Davidson and experience unique events like monthly Bike Nights and the Wild Ones Weekend. The campus also features a retail store, two restaurants and special event spaces. For more information, visit www.h-dmuseum.com.

With nearly one million members and more than 1,400 chapters in 140 countries, the Harley Owners Group is the world’s largest rider club, providing its members with exclusive benefits like HOG magazine, roadside assistance, access to thousands of riding events and rallies and other unique experiences that enhance their motorcycling experience. For more information about the Harley Owners Group visit hog.com.

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.

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2015, HOG Museum Christmas Party, 152560
2015, HOG Museum Christmas Party, 152560

Tramontin H-D: A toast to 100 years in motorcycling!

Especially in motorcycling, heritage is worth noting and tradition is important. That’s why we couldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate with the Tramontin family as they achieved the milestone of 100 years in the motorcycle industry.

Tramontin Harley-Davidson in Hope, New Jersey, has a history that reaches back to the bright, early days of American motorcycling, claiming a family connection to Red Tramontin’s first motorcycle shop in Clifton NJ, established in 1915. This allowed Tramontin H-D to pop the champagne in celebration of 100 years of motorcycling in 2015, a mark few can beat.

Red Tramontin initially started Lexington Cycle as an Excelsior-Henderson shop in Clifton. He sold and serviced bicycles, too. An avid rider himself, Red died from injuries sustained when a car driver turned left in front of him (some things never change) leaving his widow, Pierina, to run the shop, an endeavor she took to with gusto aided by her son Arthur, a.k.a. Bub, and daughter Gloria. It was quite rare for a woman to run such a business in the 1920’s and ‘30s. Surviving the depression and other hard times, the shop persisted and became an Indian dealership. Bub took over the operation while still a teenager and in 1947 it became a Harley-Davidson dealership. Today Tramontin is the oldest Harley dealership in the state of New Jersey with 68 years in the H-D fold. They sell and service Honda motorcycles, too.

By 1973 Bub had found a piece of property near the Pennsylvania line in an area where he enjoyed riding and decided to open a second shop there, in Hope, NJ. The area was quite rural then, in fact Route 80 wasn’t even open yet. Bub’s son Bobby, who had started riding at the age of four and later traveled the east coast racing the half-mile circuit, was charged with running the new shop while his father kept up the original shop.

In the mid-‘90s Bub closed the Clifton shop, concentrating efforts on the Hope store, a dealership that’s ideally located—on the edge of both the Delaware Water Gap region and Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains resort area—for spectacular three-season riding. That’s where the 100th anniversary celebration took place on a perfect autumn day just made for motorcycle and memories.

In a show of symmetry the Tramontin family can appreciate Tramontin is today run by a super-capable female general manager, Nancy Duthie. Nancy planned the 100th celebration and didn’t stop smiling all day. Such enthusiasm is contagious! The Tramontin family was out in force, too.

“We didn’t get into this business for the money, there wasn’t any,” said Bobby grinning. “It’s our sport, it’s our hobby and it’s our passion—and we were lucky enough to make a living at it. Our customers are our friends.”

Any telling of the Tramontin family’s motorcycle history would be incomplete without a few words about Gloria, Bub Tramontin’s sister and an inspirational fixture in American motorcycling today. Gloria started riding at the age of 16 and ventured far and wide on her own, an uncommon occurrence for a woman in the 1940’s and ‘50’s. An intrepid rider all her life, she celebrated her 90th birthday during the 2015 Sturgis Rally and naturally she road her Harley Heritage there from her home in Clifton, NJ!

Gloria became a Motor Maid in 1946 and has ridden to the organization’s annual convention ever since, no matter where it is; Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, even Canada. She marks 70 years as a member in 2016.

But the facts of this lady’s riding exploits, as remarkable and impressive as they are, don’t compare to her authenticity, her kindness and her approachability. When asked about her solo riding adventures in the early days she said, “I always acted like a lady, and I was treated like one.” And that holds firmly true today. Gloria is a Lady Rider in the truest sense.

It was a delight and an honor to be invited to celebrate with the Tramontins. Let’s raise a glass to their next 100 years!

Read more about Gloria Tramontin Struck at https://irontradernews.com/theres-only-one-gloria-tramontin-struck-and-she-was-born-to-ride/

Tramontin Harley-Davidson
Hope, NJ