We have created the next level in high performance bagger exhaust! Merging a full flow stainless header into a highly engineered collector and culminating in a 4.5” muffler, the new Sidewinder represents the perfect combination of style and power. Includes our removable dB reducer baffle allowing riders to tune the system for sound and backpressure. Sidewinder is available for 1995-2016 HD® touring models and is 50-state legal for most years. Continue reading Sidewinder 2 into 1 for 1995-2016 Touring Models
Editor’s Note: As bike enthusiasts, we at Iron Trader News have had the opportunity to order from and work with the people at Lowbrow Customs. The people on Lowbrow’s team are riders, too, and they make it easy to find the right parts and move a project along. We’re glad to share this input from Lowbrow’s Tyler Malinky on their business processes and philosophy.
There are changes sweeping the aftermarket motorcycle parts industry. The change is fueled by new technology and the increasing adoption of e-commerce. From toilet paper to automobiles, this shake-up continues to offer positive outcomes for the consumer. One indicator of this in the motorcycle industry is Lowbrow Customs.
Founded in 2004, Lowbrow Customs originated in the early days of e-commerce. They ignored the standard practices of motorcycle shops and took a different path. “I was a customer myself, and options online for motorcycle parts were limited. The poor selection and especially the bad service frustrated me,” said Lowbrow founder and CEO, Tyler Malinky. “I thought, I can do better than that.” He focused on procuring unique parts for a wide range of motorcycles. Lowbrow stocks thousands of motorcycle parts and accessories that they design and manufacture. This array of innovative products is not available anywhere else. Creating their own niche meant there wasn’t much competition. “We need to give customers as much information as possible. As if they were holding the parts in their hands,” says Malinky. “Which is why we spend so much time and energy producing how-to videos, writing articles, and providing free motorcycle tech support… even for products we don’t sell.” This leads to a customer with confidence. Lowbrow’s passion and authenticity showed, making them a mainstay in the custom motorcycle scene. “We are our own customer,” said Malinky. “It’s easy to advance and evolve when your job is also your hobby and passion. If I need a particular part for my own motorcycle, chances are, someone else does as well.”
Traditional motorcycle part retailers are stocking showroom shelves and printing thick catalogs. Progressive brands, like Lowbrow, warehouse retail direct, ready-to-ship inventory to customers world-wide. Instead of a catalog, the focus is on keeping up with modern technology; from inventory management to user experience. The direct-to-retail model allows complete control of their brand and lower prices for the customer. An affiliate program is the most recent technical expansion undertaken at Lowbrow. The Lowbrow Customs affiliate program allows key partners to help advertise for Lowbrow. They benefit by earning a commission on the resulting sales. This process is a departure from traditional print advertising and online banner ads. An affiliate program works with individuals and companies who create high-quality content. With it, they earn passive income by adding links to their articles, videos, and online content. In a world saturated with ads, curated content is becoming a valuable resource. Useful articles containing links, should a reader want to learn more, are an asset and tool.
“With the amount of information online, it is easy for customers to identify exactly the parts they want,” says Malinky. “They are now often more informed than their local motorcycle dealers. We help customers be confident the parts will fit their motorcycle. They can place their order and have it arrive on their doorstep days later.” With constant advances in technology and communication, the consumer now plays an active role. Transparency and accountability are assets to a company. As long as they’re doing it right.
January 16, 2018, Santa Fe Springs, CA – Vance & Hines is proud to announce a return to Top Fuel racing with rider Doug Vancil and tuner Mike Romine to compete in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley category of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
The championship will expand to 10 events for the 2018 season with the nitro-burning Harleys kicking-off the season at the Winternationals in Pomona, February 8-11. The new championship class will also mean that the Top Fuel Harleys will run alongside the Pro Stock Bike category at both the Gatornationals and the Harley’s season finale at the US Nationals on Labor Day weekend.
The 2018 team will see Vance & Hines reunite with longtime rider Doug Vancil, with whom the team amassed a dominating six Top Fuel Harley championships. “I can’t wait until we start running! We have a fast bike and with Mike Romine tuning, I think we are really going to be a top runner in the class,” stated Doug on the announcement of the team.
Mike Romine brings four decades of experience building, racing and winning on nitro Harleys. “I’m very excited to see the Vance & Hines name on the bike,” remarked Mike, “and really looking forward to working with Terry Vance and Doug in the upcoming season.”
“The NHRA has done a great job of developing the Harley class to create a new two-wheeled championship category in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series,” said Vance & Hines founder, Terry Vance. “And bringing together two of the biggest names in Top Fuel in Doug and Mike, I couldn’t be more enthused about getting the season started.”
Keep up with the latest throughout the season @vanceandhines on Instagram and Facebook as well as vanceandhines.com.
2018 Top Fuel Harley Schedule
Winternationals, Feb 8-11, Pomona, CA
Arizona Nationals, Feb 23-25, Phoenix, AZ Gatornationals, Mar 15-18, Gainesville, FL Four-Wide Nationals, Apr 6-8, Las Vegas, NV Spring Nationals, Apr 20-22, Baytown, TX Southern Nationals, May 18-20, Topeka, KS Thunder Valley Nationals, Jun 15-17, Bristol, TN New England Nationals, July 6-8, Epping, NH Northwest Nationals, Aug 3-5, Kent, WA
US Nationals, Aug 29 – Sep 3, Indianapolis, IN
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Ken Nagai lead designer, owner and operator of Ken’s Factory releases new additions to his exhaust offerings at the company. Designed and manufactured with the greatest respect to intricate detail, these slip-on muffler sets were made for those who seek to express power, elegance and excellence.
The latest round of exhaust releases are as follows:
- Chrome Slip-On Muffler, Set, w/Chrome Milled Cap (6-122)
- Chrome Slip-On Muffler, Set, w/Black Machine Milled Cap (6-123)
- Black Slip-On Muffler, Set, w/Chrome Milled Cap (6-126)
- Black Slip-On Muffler, Set, w/Black Machine Milled Cap (6-127)
Core to the mission behind the Ken’s Factory brand is to set out and release some of the most detailed, top-performing and high-quality componentry in the industry as a method to unfold such a style for its customers. Ken’s Factory products are a tool to obtain the next-level look that few successfully achieve today.
These products are in stock now only at Ken’s Factory USA and can be bought directly online on the Ken’s Factory website :https://kensfactoryusa.com/
NOT FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA – FOR CLOSED COURSE COMPETITION USE ONLY. NOT INTENDED FOR STREET USE.
Ken’s Factory makes every effort to accurately label “Competition Use Only / Race Ready” products intended for use on closed course competition motorcycles only; differentiating them from “Highway / Street-Approved”, everyday use products.
Use of select racing products, which may not be emissions-compliant, on highway motorcycles is subject to California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations and could be considered tampering with your vehicle’s ability to meet emissions standards. California’s anti-tampering law, Vehicle Code Section 27156 (VC 27156), prohibits the installation of any add-on or modified emission-related part of any pollution-controlled motorcycle, unless the part has been exempted by ARB. Ultimately, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to determine suitability of parts for their motorcycle application and ensure compliance with ARB emissions regulations.
Competition Use Only Parts may not be sold or used on a motorcycle that is used on or off the public highways other than those motorcycles used exclusively for competition. Competition Use Only Parts are aftermarket parts that replace or otherwise interfere with the operation of an emission control device, such as an catalytic converter or oxygen sensor, and may be sold and used on a motorcycle that is used only for closed course competition.
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to Ken’s Factory.
SOMERSET, WIS, AUG 22 — The new Kuryakyn Heel Shift Lever for Indian® Motorcycle big twins adds the convenience of an additional shift option without diminishing foot room for the rider. Unlike other aftermarket heel shift levers for Indians, the ergonomic design extends past the rear of the floorboard rather than resting over it. The further back and slightly lower positioning results in a more natural movement for the rider to effortlessly upshift.
The Heel Shift Lever accepts all Kuryakyn Spear, Kinetic™ and ISO® style shift pegs, as well as any Indian OEM shift peg (sold separately). Construction is from durable A380 aluminum available in chrome or gloss black finishes, with included hardware and spacers for easy bolt-on installation to the factory toe-shift location. Fits: All ’14-’18 Indian Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster & Springfield models
P/N 5648 – Gloss Black, P/N 5649 – Chrome