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Roland Sands Design launches all new Apparel Collection

Spring 2019 is our first female collection. Historically we’ve experimented with our men’s line and filtered the winning flavors to women’s collection leads and promises something special for hard riding women from every walk of two wheels. This new collection includes protective footwear, abrasion resistant pants, rider’s vests and 2 new premium leather gloves.

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Motul Unveils USA-Made TWIN Oil Line for Yesterday and Today’s Twins

15In collaboration with former National Champion Roland Sands, Motul creates an engine oil for V-Twins and Twins of all kinds

Cypress, California – Motul, the leader in synthetic oil technology, announced today the TWIN line – a 100 percent synthetic line of products designed to achieve a new level of performance and protection for V-Twins and twins of all kinds. Developed specifically for V-Twins, Café Racers and cruisers found on the canyon roads and highways of North America, the TWIN line will be made in the USA with USA-sourced raw materials.

“North America has the largest population of Twins in the world – nearly one out of every two bikes are powered by a twin engine,” said Guillaume Pailleret, President of Motul USA. “We considered the growing number of vintage and classic bikes that are being restored and modified, and decided it was time for us to develop a product to support these riders. The Motul TWIN line of products utilizes all of our expertise of ester-based synthetic oils and adapts it for use in modern and vintage twin-cylinder engines.”

Motul TWIN line products and features:

Motul TWIN 20w50 engine oil is designed for high-performance street motorcycles, using a motorcycle-specific additive system which is developed to withstand extreme pressure and high heat and results in exceptional wear and thermal protection – even under extreme conditions. It is also compatible with all catalytic converters and oxygen sensors.18

Motul TWIN 75w90 Gear Oil is a super heat-stable GL-5 transmission oil perfect for 4-speed, 5-speed and 6-speed transmission and gearboxes. Designed to go the distance required by modern maintenance schedules, this gear oil delivers increased protection for gearbox components and exceptionally smooth shifting. Due to its fully synthetic base oils, it can handle much higher running temperatures when compared to other gear oils.17

Motul TWIN Primary Chaincase Oil and Motul TWIN Gear & Chaincase oil for Sportsters is 100 percent synthetic with Ester and uses a Motul-developed motorcycle additive system which provides excellent protection for primary drive chains, sprockets, clutches and baskets against wear. These gear oils deliver exceptionally smooth shifting and wet clutch grip even under harsh conditions.

Roland Sands – former AMA road race champion and founder of Roland Sands Design – drew upon decades of experience racing and rebuilding motorcycle engines to assist in the development of the TWIN line.

“The TWIN line has been developed with the custom and high-performance Twin cylinder motorcycle in mind,” said Sands.  “We build quite a few twins every year and race high-performance twins on the street and dirt. Putting these machines though high stress environments in varying weather conditions, and using the expertise of Motul, we’ve developed a great collection of lubricants to meet the needs of both the hard riding and hands-on bike owner.”


Motul is a world-class French company specialized in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (motorcycles, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its Motultech division.

Motul is also recognized as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry.

Throughout the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and collaborates with them to advance motorsports technology.

Motul supports teams in these competitions:  the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, AMA Flat Track Pro, MotoAmerica, Super GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship Super Formula, Blancpain Endurance Series, Dakar, Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, FIM Endurance World Championship, IOM TT, MOTUL FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Roof of Africa and a score of others.

Media contacts:

Efrain Olivares
Brandware Public Relations (for Motul USA)
Phone: 818 254 7196
E-mail: eolivares@brandwarepr.com

Li-Jay Chu
Communication and Activation Manager
Phone: 909-625-1292 Ext. 200
E-mail: l.chu@us.mutul.com

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to Give Away Indian Scout Sixties Customized by Roland Sands and Carey Hart

Moto StampedeTM giveaway bikes come complete with hooligan race battle scars and wild stories

Sturgis, SD (March 14, 2017) – Creative motorcycle madmen Roland Sands and Carey Hart are molding identical 2017 Indian Scout Sixty motorcycles into wicked racing machines for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. Before being given to two fans on the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Main Stage these two hooligan race bikes, known as the “Evil Twins,” will face off during the RSD Super Hooligan races presented by Indian Motorcycle at the Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede on Wed., Aug. 9. Fans may enter to win the bikes online now at www.BuffaloChip.com/EvilTwins.

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“The stories these Evil Twins will tell will be unlike any others out there,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Designed, built and raced by the biggest names in motorcycling and racing, these Indian motorcycles will sport real battle scars from having been run in Super Hooligan races. You just can’t buy a bike with history like that, but you could win one.”

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“The Scout Sixty is already a force to be reckoned with, and now Roland and Carey’s modifications will truly add to the fun that can be had on these bikes,” said Reid Wilson, marketing director for Indian Motorcycle. “We can’t wait to give away these bikes on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage and pass on the good times after the Moto Stampede races.”

For a look at the completed Moto Stampede Indian Scouts be sure to pick up the June issue of “Hot Bike Magazine” in which Roland Sands’ and Carey Hart’s “Evil Twins” will be featured.Copy of RSD_Chip_Indian_4

More info about the Moto StampedeTM racing events at the Buffalo Chip can be found at http://www.buffalochip.com/events/moto-stampede

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About Indian Motorcycle®

Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (PII), 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.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers eight stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.


Further Inquiries:

 Nyla Griffith

Media & Public Relations




Iron Trader News Gift Guide 2017

gg-01-brass-balls-pegsIf you know someone who likes to get all the lean angle they can, then
these Knee Dragger Pegs from Brass Balls Cycles would make a great
gift. Machined from T6 billet aluminum with a handsome design and
knurled for maximum rider grip, they’re available from Brass Balls
Cycles at brassballscycles.com


Who doesn’t love Hot Wheels? And with this new PlayTape Track by
InRoad Toys, kids and gearhead adults alike can have fun. These tracks
stick to any flat surface over and over again without adhesive or
residue. Get out those toys out this season and make some memories!
Find them at local Toys “R” Us stores nationwide.


Not all gifts show up as boxes under a tree. Veterans Charity Ride USA
is a charity that works to get wounded and amputee veterans out on two
or three wheels. Motorcycle therapy makes a positive difference in the
lives of riders everywhere, and it can make an even bigger difference
to vets. Consider making a donation in someone’s name this year at

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With the weather getting colder, your favorite hog rider will be
looking for ways to stay warm. Help them keep the chills out with the
Iron Block Pullover Hoodie from Harley-Davidson. 100-percent cotton
and prewashed for a natural look and feel, it’s got hand warming
pockets and contrast stitching to look as awesome as it works. Find it
at harley-davidson.com


You know a rider who’s bike wears custom paint, so why not give them a
watch with the same style? PoundFoolish is a boutique maker of
individually CNC-machined watches that make a solid statement. Limited
edition, hand painted faces by Pete Finlan of Hot Dog Kustoms grace
just one of several hefty, bold styles developed by avid riders and
co-owners Gene Farris and Bryan Simica. Check them out online at


So many options! That’s what Harley-Davidson Footwear offers. The
Black Label collection takes on a heritage-driven look and feel,
combining well-crafted silhouettes with modern details. Styles like
Inkwood and Stonebrook lend an urban edge to sophisticated style.


The Performance Collection is ready for adventure and built to stand
up to the demands of the open road. These essential styles incorporate
riders’ needs resulting in protective, durable and comfortable boots
that live up to the iconic Harley attitude.

gg-06cgg-06dgg-06eH-D Footwear also offers a lifestyle collection that lets you show
your gearhead inclinations even when you’re not riding. To locate the
nearest dealer or to view the Harley-Davidson® footwear styles online,
visit www.harley-davidsonfootwear.com. You can also connect with
Harley-Davidson® footwear on Facebook at www.facebook.com/


Thanks to the brands revival, we see more and more Indian motorcycles
on the road all the time. That means more Indian riders, so check out
Indians website for gift ideas like this shot glass set. Tons more
cool Indian gift ideas at indianmotorcycle.com


You probably know a biker with a project bike. If you’re really
feeling like Santa, help them get it rolling with a set of spool hubs
and rims for a top-quality set of rolling stock. Made with the best
components, they come with spacers and bearings for a ¾” axle. To
place an order just call 855-456-9276 or click over to


A garage is too big to fit under a tree and probably too expensive,
but Speed-Way Motorsport Shelters come in three sizes to make
someone’s holiday awesome! They’re quick to assemble and portable for
flexibility, and are built with durable, waterproof polyester with
taped seams and a UV protective coating. Check them out and get your
own at speedwayshelters.com


Is there a youngster in your family with a budding interest in
motorcycling? Share your passion with a younger generation with The
Adventures of Mimi and Moto: The Motorcycle Monkeys. This hardcover
children’s book helps build reading skills while reinforcing safety,
equality, and two-wheeled fun. It’s available at mimiandmoto.com


The 13th annual Chopper Fest is this December, but what if you or a
riding buddy can’t make it? Stick one of these cool hoodies under the
tree and they’ll forgot about it! You might have to miss out on the
moto art and culture, but these hoodies will keep you warm anyway!
Check them out at chopperfest.bigcartel.com


Want to give a gift that will make an impression for years to come? By
making a donation to the Kickstarter project for Standard Motorcycle
Co-Op, you can help build a digital video library of motorcycle repair
and customization information for riders today and in the future.
Learn more and donate at


Do you know a rider with a messy Tour-Pak? Do them a favor and send
them a message this holiday season with this new Tour-Pak Lid Fitted
Lining with Organizer from Harley-Davidson. With a six-pocket
organizer, it’s a great way to keep smaller items safe and accessible
without having to rummage around. Find it at harley-davidson.com


If you know a rider who demands as much performance from their gear as
style, they might be excited to find this Carson jacket by RSD under
the tree this year. The main body is constructed from premium buffalo
leather that’s unique to RSD and offers a unique look as well as great
abrasion protection. Check it out at rolandsands.com`


A great piece for the desk or workbench, this handsome “Denver” cigar
ashtray from Boyd Motor Company is machined right here in the USA from
billet aluminum. More than an ashtray, it’s a piece of art that your
favorite cigar-smoking rider will appreciate. Available in limited
quantities at touchofmodern.com


Do you worry about your favorite rider staying visible while blasting
around at night or during a busy commute? The Moonshine Performance
Wear vest is a light, bright flourescent vest that provides 360 degree
visibility as much as 600 feet away. It’s breathable and comfortable
for year-round wear, and comes in four adjustable sizes. Find it
online at trainwithmoonshine.com


With long hours out on the road, bikers can get thirsty. That’s why
Leader Motorcycle Accessories makes a wide range of drink holders and
bar-mounted accessories. And they’re a fun loving bunch, who make
their gear right here in the USA. Check out the full range at
leadermotorcycle.com, and check out this video for some tips on biker
gift-giving, see the VIDEO HERE.


Add an easy-to-install touch of class for your favorite biker this
season. These Tapered Mirrors with Slotted Stems from Drag
Specialities. They’re created from die-cast chrome aluminum with a
sleek, tapered design. Check them out and tons of other biker gift
ideas at dragspecialties.com


Know an Indian rider? These great gas cap medallions from Kiwi Indian
are designed to fit all Indian gas caps, classic and modern. Available
in several styles, they’re great stocking stuffers and come in several
styles to boot. Check them out at kiwiindian.com


As anyone can tell you, a well-wrought custom bike is a work of art.
And if you know a biker with a taste for art, check out the work of
George Sedlak. His works include custom paint work for Evel Knievel’s
helmets and motorcycles. Now, you can order his stunning limited
edition canvas prints based on classic motorcycling themes such as the
famous Indian Wrecking Crew. Find his work on facebook at
facebook.com/Sedlakstudio, or by calling 563–639–5575


Every biker knows the value of utility and function, and these
handsome jackets from SCOTTeVEST are perfect. They’re loaded with
pockets and storage to be a whole piece of luggage unto themselves!
Available in traditional and modern styles, they’re a great way to
keep your gear organized on and off the bike. Check them out at


Some gifts are fun while they’re new, but lack staying power. Dodge
the problem with an heirloom gift like this Breitling Transoceanic
watch. Epitomizing the classic elegance reminiscent of the original
Transocean launched in 1958, this exclusive Transocean Day & Date U.S.
Limited Edition is as resolutely functional as it is sophisticated.
Find out more at breitling.com


There’s a ton of gift options for riders, but those of us at Iron
Trader News always know where to find quality ideas: at Aerostich!
From small gifts like multi-tools or cool stickers to big bow items
like their famous Roadcrafter riding suits, they have a selection for
any budget. Check out their whole catalogue online at aerostich.com


Nothing makes the winter fly by like a good book. And if you know a
rider who owns or likes CVO Harley-Davidsons, we’ve got a read for
you! With 224 pages of photos and information about the factory’s
top-shelf machines, it’s sure to get the gears turning and excite your
biker for the spring. Find a copy wherever fine books are sold. CLICK HERE