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KURYAKYN & KELLERMANN ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

1High-performance Kellermann indicators now available through Kuryakyn.

SOMERSET, WIS, OCT 19 — Kuryakyn® Holdings, LLC and Kellermann® GmbH, two leaders in the production of innovative aftermarket motorcycle accessories, are excited to announce a partnership and introduction of the Kuryakyn by Kellermann collection.

Headquartered in Aachen, Germany, Kellermann has been designing and manufacturing premium motorcycle accessories for more than 25 years. Kellermann’s exceptional quality has generated a cult-like following among custom bike culture, and has also earned the brand numerous prestigious honors including the coveted Chicago Athenaeum Museum’s “Good Design Award” as well as multiple Red Dot Design Awards for the BL 2000 and Bullet 1000® series. This brand alliance strengthens Kellermann’s position as a segment leader of state-of-the-art motorcycle indicators, leveraging Kuryakyn’s worldwide dealer, distributor and retail channels to strategically penetrate new markets with an emphasis on North America.

“Kellermann and Kuryakyn share a passion for technology and product innovation,” said Holger Mohr, Kuryakyn president. “This partnership reinforces Kuryakyn’s commitment of offering the highest quality, best-performing accessories to our dealers and consumers, and is a tremendous opportunity for both brands to showcase our respective leadership positions within the motorsports industry.”

The Kuryakyn by Kellermann collection showcases a variety of high-performance L.E.D. indicators offering modern styling in a variety of sizes and profiles. All indicators operate via integrated circuit at 330 kHz, are universal for most 12-volt electronic applications, and feature precision zinc die-cast metal housings. Kellermann’s HighPower L.E.D. Technology combined with Longlife Protection Guard® delivers maximum L.E.D. brightness and lifespan for unmatched longevity.

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring our range of innovative and premium quality motorcycle accessories made in Germany together with the Kuryakyn team to the challenging U.S. market,” says Dr. Stefan Wöste, Kellermann CEO. “We are ready to listen to what bikers in the U.S. want, and will push the envelope even further to bring more cutting-edge technology to the American motorcycle scene.”

Kuryakyn has already begun fulfilling initial dealer and distributor orders. The complete Kuryakyn by Kellermann collection will also be available for attendees of the 25th annual Biketoberfest event in Daytona Beach, Florida, October 19-22. A full display will be featured at the Kuryakyn/J&P Cycles rally truck located at Daytona International Speedway, and also inside the J&P Cycles Superstore at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach.

For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com/c/kellermann.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/w4T0mC9taJg

KURYAKYN HOSTS AN ‘XKURSION TO THE BADLANDS’

k1Tapping into the riding community for real-world product feedback.

SOMERSET, WIS, OCT 10 — To amplify the launch of its new XKursion and Momentum luggage lines, Kuryakyn recently recruited a group of riders to participate in a ride and overnight campout in the beautiful Badlands National Park.

k2“After seeing these bags work their way through product development, I knew we had something truly unique and couldn’t wait to share them with the riding community as quickly as possible,” said Undria Davis, Kuryakyn creative marketing manager. “As a design and engineering team, we rode with these bags and fell in love, but hearing that from the company who ‘watched them grow-up’ is one thing. Hearing it from those on the road everyday, utilizing the bags we’ve designed and living lives others aspire to live, is quite another.”

k3k4Together with longtime Kuryakyn supporter Adam Sandoval of ScootinAmerica, who assisted with planning, the “XKursion to the Badlands” brought a dozen motorcycle enthusiasts from all avenues of life together for 24 hours of riding, camaraderie and direct consumer-to-brand dialogue. Riders were selected to receive an XKursion or Momentum bag of their choice. After a few weeks of use, each rider came prepared with feedback, which would provide valuable information that could be leveraged toward future marketing and product development concepts.

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k6“The purpose of the Badlands ride was to indulge in the culture and create a rider-to-rider relationship that most designers can only hope for,” said Matt Cook, Kuryakyn soft goods designer. “I learned about the necessities of each rider, along with the visual preferences of what they want to put on their bikes and be seen riding with. I also witnessed how they’ve adapted our products to suit their individual lifestyle. I honestly don’t believe I could have gotten such thorough feedback any other way, and am stoked to put this feedback in motion on future luggage designs.”

k7k8Sandoval and his Chihuahua, Scooter, have logged over 100,000 miles using Kuryakyn luggage including the Pet Palace, which Adam claims to have saved Scooter’s life after being struck by a distracted driver in 2016. During his travels, Sandoval has provided Kuryakyn with crucial feedback on every bag he uses.

“More and more brands are relying on digital influencers to help with decision-making,” said Sandoval. “It’s our job to keep our opinions genuine and real. People count on that daily. Kuryakyn luggage is designed with function for the road, but still looks great on my bike. They not only care about the quality of their product, but also the service that goes with it. That makes it easy for me to put my name behind this brand and recommend it to riders worldwide.”

Kuryakyn is already planning future “XKursions” to other notable national and state parks. For more on the XKursion to the Badlands, visit the Kuryakyn Blog or search for “#thexkursion” on Instagram and Facebook.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Klvd1xndjY0

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Deadline for Entries is July, 7!

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Hurry Up, send in your submissions to win The Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover, brought to you by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance!
(Manheim, PA) June 9, 2017 – How would you like to score a HUGE list of parts and accessories for you AND your Motorcycle? You can if you enter the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2017, brought to you by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance. But, you must hurry! The deadline to enter, July 7th, 2017, is FAST approaching.
Contestants (Girls and Guys) must submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo (jpeg no larger than 5mb) to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com Deadline for entries is July 7th, 2017. Submissions will be narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges will decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and will get to take home all the prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, A new Mustang Motorcycle Seat, a set of tires from AVON Tyres, A Valerie bag by Motochic, Surprise from S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Kuryakyn, DEI, Memphis Shades, Indian Motorcycle and MUCH MORE!!  Winner will be announced August 10th on Garage-Girls.com and Garage-Girls FB page. 
For more information, rules, eligibility and submission procedures, visit www.Garage-Girls.com
If interested in getting your company involved please contact Sara Liberte at sara@saraliberte.comAbout Garage-Girls
Garage-Girls.com is the exciting established website developed to meet the growing needs of women who are seeking information about motorcycles/automotive and the culture. Our intent is to provide safe, accurate and fun information. The Focus of Garage Girls is to encourage women to maintain a balance between their love of motorcycles, cars, and anything in the garage with a healthy body and lifestyle.

About the Ultimate Biker Makeover
The Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover is a well-established contest entering it’s 9th year offering an opportunity to a well deserving winner the chance to get “Hooked UP” from major supporting sponsors. Contestants are encouraged to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover. Submissions are narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and the opportunity to take home all the prizes!
About Allstate Motorcycle Insurance
For 50 years, Allstate Agents have delivered motorcycle protection with a purpose: to keep riders riding. Allstate is proud to be a long-time advocate and resource for the riding community. With features like the Rider Protection Package®, New Motorcycle Replacement and Genuine Parts Guarantee, we have your back – and with discounts that can help you save up to 50%, you can save your money for gas, more epic rides or more gear. You can feel confident that Allstate Agents know the special needs of riders and can help you customize a policy to meet the unique needs of you and your bike.

For More Information please Contact Sara Liberte at Sara@saraliberte.com 

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The Donnie Smith Show: Alive and Kicking at 30

It’s no secret: we love the Donnie Smith Show. We cover it every year for Iron Trader News, as we did for decades at IronWorks. Why? Because it’s the most genuine bike show attached to the biggest swap meet in the Midwest and it has kicked off the riding season here for the last 30 years. Midwest builders work all winter on bikes they debut at the show and with expanding features and greater reach every year, nationally-known custom builders are catching on to the grass roots authenticity this show radiates.

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With the bike show and massive swap meet as the mainstays from the beginning in 1987, visitors now find national companies such as S&S, Metzeler, Magnaflow, Kuryakyn, Dennis Kirk and Lucas Oil. The Hot Rod & Classic Car show added several years ago keeps growing and a Tattoo Expo joined the list in 2017.

Student-built shop-program bikes turn out to line up among the most eclectic bunch of show entries you’ll find anywhere. High end, one-off builds from the likes of Gilby and Dan Roogsvold, Panheads, Knuckles, military tribute bikes, big wheel baggers, café racers and bobbers,– they all roll in to the St. Paul River Centre. There’s always a slew of old school Shovel and Sporty choppers and a ton of top shelf custom paint work. The list of builders is a roster of the best names in custom motorcycling, including Donnie Smith, of course, who celebrated his 75th birthday over the weekend with much fanfare.

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Entries from car and truck customizers have increased in both number and quality, filling the Roy Wilkins Arena to capacity this year. Rat Rods – on both car and truck platforms – were especially prominent.

Industry-impacting custom bikes were unveiled by S&S Cycle and Kuryakyn, both connected to happenings at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The S&S build is an FXRT-styled, 143 cu. in. Dyna Low Rider for the Legends Ride, and the Kuryakyn build showcases new bolt-on lines and custom paint for the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion promotion.

As before, Happy Hour rocked on the show floor at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday with blues guitarist Corey Stevens in the house this year; and he brought the house down! The Red Bull After Party at Eagle Street Grill was a cool scene, bringing vendors, builders and influencers together for the first time.

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We could go on – but we’ve already admitted fandom. So read instead what others say (below) and scroll through the pictures (also below). You’ll learn for yourself why the Donnie Smith Show is the best in the Midwest – and keeps getting better!

What people say:

It’s the camaraderie and the wide array of styles and passions. It brings us all together. It opens my eyes and the eyes of my students. It sparks new ideas!
– Kevin Baas, Technology Instructor, Kennedy High

As a first time vendor it’s been incredibly rewarding, It’s great having such a passionate audience of riders – men women both, a lot of families, too, so we’re getting the next generation of riders. I like the diversity of the regional demographic in this part of the country with so many loyal, intense riders.
– Chris Magee, PR and Mktg

It’s a business showcase where we create alliances and see what the trends are. This is where we find out what everybody’s been up to. It stays fresh. This is always just a huge market for us.
– Cejae Phillips and Kurt Petersen, Lil Evil Incorpor8ted

Everybody comes to the show because it’s the kickoff to the season. This is what everybody’s looking for, where they find all their buddies they haven’t seen all winter. This is a great social event. I come down here every year and even had a booth here for my shop back in the day. I see people I don’t see anywhere else.
– Jeff and Forest, Kuryakyn

It’s an impressive bike show, one of the better shows in this part of the country. There are always fresh ideas here, not the same things like at other shows, I like that. We have a good presence here.
– Bill Barber, National Motorcycle Museum

KURYAKYN ORBIT VISION & PRISM 7″ L.E.D. HEADLAMPS

SOMERSET, WIS, FEB 21—The new Orbit Vision and Orbit Prism 7″ L.E.D. Headlamps from Kuryakyn® utilize the latest in advanced L.E.D. technology to deliver a one-two punch of function and style. Available in two ultra high-performance packages, Orbit headlamps are DOT-approved and feature a color temperature of 6,000K for intense, uniform light output with extremely low current draw.

1 2Both integrate an outer L.E.D. halo ring that provides additional visibility and “wow factor.” The Orbit Vision emits a full-time bright white halo, while the Orbit Prism includes a Bluetooth controller that syncs with a spectrum-based app to create infinite custom halo colors. The Orbit Prism’s downloadable app is compatible with most iOS or Android mobile devices for quick, easy operation. Users can create multiple displays and custom color cycles, including pulse modes that sync with songs through the device’s media player and microphone. The app also connects with device cameras for easy photo-color referencing and display.

Orbit headlamps are IP67-rated and constructed from sealed cast aluminum housings with non-yellowing hard-coated polycarbonate lenses that are scratch resistant. Both the Vision and Prism are direct replacements for Harley-Davidson® models equipped with a 7″ headlamp (’14-later Electra Glides, Road Kings, Street Glides & Trikes require Kuryakyn Wiring Adapter, P/N 5487, sold separately).
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 Additional Features & Benefits
• Raw Lumen Output: 2,600 (High Beam); 1,350 (Low Beam)
• Effective Lumen Output: 1,600 (High Beam); 1,000 (Low Beam)
• Low-beam current draw: 1.5 amps
• High-beam current draw: 3.0 amps
• Uses standard H4, 3-blade connector
• Includes mounting bracket and all hardware necessary for installation
• Uniform light distribution and greater temperature stability
• Exceeds applicable DOT and Transport Canada requirements

 6 7VIDEO: https://youtu.be/DNYwNUT8X5AP/N 2460 Orbit Vision 7″ L.E.D. Headlamp
MSRP: $249.99
www.kuryakyn.com/products/5231/orbit-vision-7-led-headlight

P/N 2461 Orbit Prism 7″ L.E.D. Headlamp
MSRP: $299.99
www.kuryakyn.com/products/5232/orbit-prism-7-led-headlight