Arden, NC – September 13, 2018 – Rinehart Racing®, the leader in Harley-Davidson® Touring exhaust, now offers unparalleled performance, sound, and style with their famous 2-Into-1 system for the latest Milwaukee-Eight equipped Touring models. Continue reading Performance, Sound, and Style: Get it All with Rinehart Racing’s 2-Into-1 Exhaust System for 2017-Later Harley-Davidson Touring Models
Rinehart’s new Tradition end caps for the MotoPro 45 slip-on ehausts and MotoPro 45 Slimline Duals full system.
Arden, N.C. – May 31, 2018 – Rinehart Racing® expands its lineup of options for the popular MotoPro 45 Slip-On exhausts for Harley-Davidson® Touring models with the addition of the new “Tradition” end caps. Continue reading Rinehart Racing Expands MotoPro 45 Lineup with “Tradition” End Caps
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.”
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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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Practical, functional and bad ass cool? That’s DEI’s new Exo Wrap (as in exo skeleton) stainless steel mesh pipe wrap. It was one of the coolest new products at the V-Twin show in Cincinnati last weekend.
They developed it, said DEI’s Powersports Brand Manager Brian VanKoevering, because they saw the need for a more durable wrap for heavy-duty applications. The product is made with two layers: the fiberglass layer for insulation then the mesh (really 2 more layers since this mesh is a flattened tube with the ‘glass layer inside) for abrasion protection. This super-strong construction holds up to boot scuffing, won’t rust and generally lasts longer.
Application is like any other pipe wrap, perhaps even a bit easier, says VanKoevering. That’s because as you wrap, the mesh interlinks so it’s almost self-tightening. So it installs in about the half the time.
Cosmetically it looks amazing and it comes in tan and black. Is discoloration a concern? Because it’s fiberglass, the pigment will eventually lighten up, like most wraps. But DEI’s tests have shown that the ‘glass layer didn’t lose color until it was power-washed, and it performed well under normal riding and use conditions. Besides, as VanKoevering says, “It looks angry! This is truly the next evolution in exhaust wrap.
DEI also introduced their new heatshield frame, shown here. They had introduced the black fabric ‘shield last year and it’s done well in the market but some customers wanted a more finished look – so they added the stainless frame. Mainly a design element, the frame is separate from the ’shield so it can be finished any way you like: coated, engraved, polished – whatever you can imagine – while still maintaining the performance. They ship flat so you bend the frame to the appropriate radius for your exhaust system. Installs easily with stainless straps.