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KURYAKYN EXPANDS AZTEC COLLECTION FOR INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

1SOMERSET, WIS, DEC 5 — Kuryakyn® is expanding its Aztec collection for Indian® Motorcycle with a handful of new additions that balance bold art deco design with subdued modern styling for a clean, classic look.2 3The Aztec Stereo Accent and Aztec Gauge Cluster Accents are designed specifically for the restyled inner fairing on ’17-’18 Chieftain and Roadmaster models. The form-fitted accents feature an elegant grooved and beveled design that adds depth to the inner fairing’s contours, transforming the Ride Command® system’s surrounding panel and recessed area around the gauge housings. Both are made from durable injection-molded ABS, and utilize automotive-grade 3M® VHB for a hassle-free install.

Aztec Stereo Accent: P/N 5198 – Chrome, 5199 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$39.99
Aztec Gauge Cluster Accents: P/N 5186 – Chrome, 5187 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$49.99

4 5The Aztec Primary Cover and Aztec Cam Cover Accent are available for all Indian models with the Thunder Stroke 111 engine as direct replacements. The Aztec Primary Cover’s two-piece, bolt-on design includes an outer cover and center medallion to replace the stock cover and adhesive-backed headdress emblem. The center medallion is sized to match Indian OEM emblems and commemorative coins intended for use with the primary cover, offering a number of customizing options. The Aztec Cam Cover Accent installs easily in place of the factory emblem. Both are cast from A380 aluminum available in chrome or satin black finishes.

Aztec Primary Cover: P/N 5705 – Chrome, 5706 – Satin Black
MARP:
$99.99
Aztec Cam Cover Accent: P/N 5724 – Chrome, 5725 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$24.99

Additional Aztec products are currently in development and slated for release soon. View the entire collection at www.kuryakyn.com/classification/310/aztec.

Leah Visits the Evel Knievel Museum

1On her way toward Oklahoma to visit friends and leave her beloved Scout for the winter, Leah Misch stopped in to see the new Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka Kansas. Housed in a new facility adjacent to historic Harley-Davidson, the museum opened this past June and garnered visitors from all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries in just three months.

 

Visitors see Evel’s motorcycles, leathers and helmets along with dozens of personal effects including his casts and gold checkbook. Plus:

  • Fully-restored Mack Truck Rig “Big Red” – cab, dressing room and trailer
  • Snake River Experience Room featuring the actual X-2 Sky Cycle
  • “Plan A Jump” interactive wall
  • Broken Bones interactive touch screens including Evel’s actual X-rays
  • Virtual Reality Jump Experience
  • “Big Red” Gallery with restoration film, crew recollections
  • 1970’s-era movie theatre with marquee, seating and décor
  • Film and crash videos of many famous jumps
  • The kid’s room, the garage, the family room
  • Children’s letters to Evel from decades ago
  • Many never-before-seen personal items and images7

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It’s the one and only exhibition showcasing the world’s largest collection of authentic artifacts that belonged to the most legendary, death-defying daredevil of all time! The Museum’s extensive and complete displays reflect the impact of a man who did the unthinkable and, some said, the impossible. They were tumultuous times in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. America needed a hero – and Evel Knievel gave us one!

Enjoy Leah’s pictures and visit the Museum yourself.654 3 2

 

http://evelknievelmuseum.com/

Jeffrey Carver takes his first AFT Twins win in Dominant Fashion

1Jeffrey Carver takes his first AFT Twins win in dominant fashion at the Lone Star Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle
Shayna Texter keeps title hopes alive by holding off AFT Singles rival Kolby Carlile to take her fifth win of the season
Photo credit American Flat Track/Scott Hunter
Photo credit American Flat Track/Scott Hunter

FORT WORTH, Texas (September 23, 2017) – The wonderfully unique and unpredictable nature of American Flat Track racing was on full display on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

In a season utterly dominated by the juggernaut Indian Motorcycle works line-up spearheaded by newly crowned 2017 AFT Twins presented by Vanc & Hines champion Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750), there was still room for an underdog to serve up an upset at the penultimate round of the championship.

Privateer Jeffrey Carver Jr. took it to the factory stars and controlled the Lone Star Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle from the front throughout en route to his first-career win on a Twin in American Flat Track’s premier class.

In doing so — and as a result of a late-season swap of equipment — Carver simultaneously delivered fabled flat track marquee Harley-Davidson its first victory of the season when he took the checkered flag aboard the No. 23 Ben Evan’s Racing/Carver’s BBQ Harley-Davidson XR750.

Carver’s maiden premier-class victory came back in 2013 at the Castle Rock TT aboard a Single. Saturday’s controlled and precision performance was of an entirely different sort. Carver proved himself virtually untouchable on Texas Motor Speedway’s clay Half-Mile despite being pited up against the best of the best in AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines action.

“I’m just stoked,” Carver said. “I’ve been really pushing hard this year. I started my own program at the beginning of the year and showed up at Daytona with just one motorcycle. We’ve been trying to excel and just keep picking up the pace with these guys… We’ve been traveling the circuit all year. We slept on the ground after a couple nationals this year because we didn’t have any money. We are just going for it. I love this sport. The chance to beat the fastest guys in the world is a really good thing.”

Asked about the decision to wheel out a Harley-Davidson for the season’s final two events, Carver said, “I studied the tracks. I rode XRs in ’11 and ’12 — I’ve rode them off and on. We started putting some things together, and we thought the last two races of the year would be a good place to bring it out. With this shape of track, I really thought it had what it took. I’m really glad I took the gamble and rolled the dice.”

Champion Mees was the only rider with the pace to even keep Carver honest on this night. He applied pressure from just over a second back throughout the majority of the race but was unable to force a pivotal mistake.

Mees’ runner-up finish was his 16th podium finish in 17 races this season, including 15 of first or second. He is now well positioned to claim sole possession of the single-season podium record with just the finale remaining on the season’s slate.

After the race, the champ said, “(Carver) was able to get a good start. He was able to put together three strong laps in the beginning, and then we just stalemated there for the whole race. I tried so hard to gain on him… I couldn’t bridge the gap. He rode strong — he really did. Hats off to him and his whole team. It’s cool to see a kid like that come out here and… I’m not saying we didn’t have him picked to win, but it’s a little bit of a surprise. It was awesome.”

Furthering the underdog theme of the evening were the last-lap heroics of Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Team Nila/John Wise Indian Scout FTR750). Having only climbed aboard his privateer Indian Scout FTR750 for the first time earlier in the day, Lewis tracked down factory Indian star and 2016 AFT Twins champion Bryan Smith (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) and overtook him on the final lap to steal away the final spot on the box.

“Not bad for a bike I jumped on for the first time today in practice,” Lewis said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been on the podium. I can’t tell you how happy I am. It feels good.”

Two-time ’17 AFT Twins race winner Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650) finished a couple tenths behind Smith to complete the Main Event’s top five.

Also of note was the showing of NBCSN’s American Flat Track color commentator Larry Pegram, who returned to the fray aboard the back-up bike of the injured Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750).

The former Superbike star proved he’s still blessed with plenty of speed. Pegram not only qualified for the Main Event aboard the No. 272 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750, but actually managed to round out the evening’s top 10.

AFT Singles

Shayna Texter (No. 52 Richie Morris Racing Honda CRF450R) kept her AFT Singles title hopes alive with a clutch performance at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Texter held strong to keep AFT Singles championship leader Kolby Carlile (No. 36 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) at bay and claim the victory, putting a halt to Carlile’s bit to secure the crown a round early.

Dan Bromley (No. 62 Big Momma & Daddy Deep Pockets Racing KTM 450 SX-F) came home in third, less than a second behind Texter and Carlile.

The battle for the win was not the race’s only development with significant title implications; Brandon Price (No. 92 Brandon Price Racing backed by Parkinson Brother’s Racing/DPC Racing/Don’s Kawasaki Honda CRF450R), who came into the event ranked second and just 12 points back of Carlile, saw his championship chances evaporate completely when he suffered a late-race mechanical DNF while fighting for a top-five result.

With just the 25 points up for grabs at the season finale yet to be had, Carlile leads Texter by 24. Price was relegated to third, 31 points back and mathematically eliminated from contention.

“It was stressful,” Texter said of her Lone Star showdown with title rival Carlile. “The racetrack out there was so slippery. You just have to stay calm and keep hitting your points. It took a lot of focus and concentration.

“Unfortunately, we’re behind in this championship and not where I want to be. We got a flat tire at Williams Grove, and obviously everyone knows I’m not a TT rider. That’s definitely hurt us, but all I can do is go out there and win and have some fun.”

Carlile said, “I did everything I could do today. I saw Brandon on the side of the track and thought I may have had the title clinched. But then I added up the points on the last lap, and realized I still need one more.”

Actually, Carlile needs to pick up at least two points (17th place or better) to assure himself the championship. Any less would leave the door open for Texter, whose class-leading five race victories guarantee her the upper hand in any tiebreaker scenario.

As part of American Flat Track’s television broadcast package with NBCSN, the cable network will air the Lone Star Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle as part of a doubleheader with the Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson on Thursday, September 28. Williams Grove kicks things off at 10 p.m. ET, with the penultimate round in Texas following on its heels at 11 p.m. ET. Both one-hour shows will feature flag-to-flag coverage of the Main Events along with exclusive features giving fans a behind-the-scenes window into the sport. To check out the complete NBCSN schedule, please visit http://americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn.

Catch the highlights on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AmericanFlatTrack/videos/1673276166039814/) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/PBKQ4VDYZRg).

Next Up:
American Flat Track’s 2017 season finale, the Cycle Gear American Flat Track Finals presented by Indian Motorcycle, will conclude an epic season on October 7 in Perris, Calif. Live coverage can be viewed on FansChoice.tv beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT with Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at https://www.showclix.com/event/american-flat-track-finals-at-socal-fair.

Fans can keep up-to-date with American Flat Track on Facebook (@American Flat Track), Twitter (@AmericanFlatTrk) and Instagram (@AmericanFlatTrack). AFT mobile apps are available for iPhone on the App Store and for Android at Google Play. For more information, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com.

Awards Update:
AFT Singles  
McElroy Packaging Lucky 7 – #52 Shayna Texter
Motul Move of the Race – #52 Shayna Texter

AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines
Öhlins Fastest Lap  – #23 Jeffrey Carver, Jr.
McElroy Packaging Lucky 7 – #23 Jeffrey Carver, Jr.

 

How to Watch:

NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track events. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening Harley-Davidson DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour primetime telecasts throughout the summer and fall on NBCSN. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy and provides live streaming coverage of every event.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagramlive stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CELEBRATES BURT MUNRO’S LEGACY

12INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CELEBRATES BURT MUNRO’S LEGACY AND THE

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS LAND SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS

(PRNewsfoto/Indian Motorcycle)
(PRNewsfoto/Indian Motorcycle)

 

Historic Tribute Highlighted by “Spirit of Munro” Land Speed Runs and Capped Off by Moonlit Screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” with Director Roger Donaldson

 

BONNEVILLE, UTAH  (August 16, 2017) – This past weekend, Indian Motorcycle kicked off the 69th annual Bonneville Speed Week by paying tribute to its iconic heritage and the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro’s historic land speed record in grand fashion. The tribute was highlighted by commemorative land speed runs by Munro’s great nephew Lee Munro on a modified 2017 Indian Scout appropriately named “Spirit of Munro.” America’s first motorcycle company capped off the weekend with something that had never been done before – a moonlit screening of “The World’s Fastest Indian” under the desert sky for Speed Week campers.

 

The World’s Fastest Indian,” staring Sir Anthony Hopkins, immortalized Burt Munro and the historic under-1000 cc world record run of his 1920 Scout Streamliner in August of 1967. Prior to its special commemorative screening on the Bonneville campground, the film’s director Roger Donaldson and Burt’s son and grand nephew,

John and Lee Munro, shared anecdotes about the making of the film, Burt Munro and the impact his achievements have had on Indian Motorcycle and motorcycling in general. The talks and screening drew throngs of Speed Week attendees who were captivated by the feature film, cheering and clapping throughout as they watched under an immaculate starry night sky. Bonneville_Munro50th_AlfonsePalaima

 

“I’ve seen the movie countless times. But to watch it with Speed Week attendees, the Munro family and the film’s director on the very Bonneville grounds that the film was based upon, was a surreal experience,” said Reid Wilson, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director. “It was a special way to honor Burt and the perfect way to compliment the efforts of Lee Munro and our Spirit of Munro racing team on the Salt Flats that weekend.”

 

Indian Motorcycle teamed up with Kiwi road racer Lee Munro, Burt Munro’s great nephew, to celebrate the 50th anniversary and recreate the historic run during the 69th annual Speed Week. A team of engineers worked nights and weekends to create and refine Lee’s “Spirit of Munro” Motorcycle, a modified and partially streamlined 2017 Scout. The team’s goal was to match Burt’s land speed record of 184 MPH to fully pay tribute to his run. To qualify for Bonneville, Lee achieved his speed licenses through runs at El Mirage Dry Lakebed in California, while even securing a land speed record of 186.681 MPH in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350cc class during his rookie run and surpassing the team’s original goal. Bonneville_Munro50th_IndianMotorcycle1

 

Entering Bonneville, the team’s new goal was to eclipse the 200 MPH mark. However, Lee’s runs proved to be a battle against the elements. Lee attempted his first two runs on the five-mile short course, resulting in his top performance of the weekend at 191.28 MPH and an unofficial run due to timer technical error. The following day, Lee and team made gearing changes and took the modified 2017 Indian Scout out on Bonneville’s nine-mile long course. Unfortunately, high winds and rough overall conditions hindered the motorcycle, resulting in 186.415 MPH in his lone run of the day. On Monday, the team took another attempt on a newly routed long course, yet rough surface conditions forced Munro to exit his run before completing the timed section. Bonneville_Munro50th_IndianMotorcycle2

 

“It was my greatest honor to represent Indian Motorcycle in such an incredible tribute to my great uncle on this historic 50th Anniversary,” said Lee Munro. “We may not have had the results we were after, but piloting a modified Indian Scout on the same salt as my great Uncle Burt will forever be one of my most-cherished experiences. I’m looking forward to future runs and more success with my teammates and friends at Indian Motorcycle.”Bonnveille_Munro50th_IndianMotorcycle

 

For more information on Indian Motorcycle and its commemorative Burt Munro 50th Anniversary visit IndianMotorcycle.com, or follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

 

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.