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Fire & Ice Dual Touring saddle for 2014-2017 Indian Chief models

Hollister, CA – They don’t call it the Wizard’s Workshop for nothing! This newest version of Corbin’s popular Dual Touring saddle is the World’s first production heated AND cooled motorcycle saddle. That’s right, Corbin was first to bring the luxury of heated seating to your motorcycle and now we’ve created an option for relief of your burnin’ bum during the summer months. Like all Corbin breakthrough innovations, this system is designed for simple installation and is fully self contained in the saddle.
Corbin understands the nuances of motorcycle seat design better than anyone so they’ve maximized the seating area and positioned the rider bucket in the sweet spot to offer the best possible ergonomics and long range comfort. Sculpted seating platforms conform to the shape of your body to give more square inches of even support and eliminate hot spots and pressure on your tailbone.

NOTE: This version of Corbin’s Dual Touring Saddle is designed to work with two Corbin backrests or the Corbin Tourbox, but will not work with the Indian sissy-bar or Roadmaster trunk. Corbin does make a Dual Tour saddle that will work with the sissy-bar.

How does it work? Ever hear of the Peltier Effect? If so, you’ve probably figured out the basics of how the Corbin Fire & Ice system works. With the use of fans and some clever application this new seat offers both heat and cool in the same saddle without pumps, compressors or fluids. It should be noted, the cooling effect is affected by ambient temperature. In testing the room temperature was 74 degrees and it took just a few minutes to cool the seating surfaces down to a 63 degrees. Ultimately a difference of 10-15 degrees below ambient temperature was achieved. On the heat side it tops out at approximately 110 degrees.
M.S.R.P. $993 
PROUDLY Made in the U.S.A.
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2360 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA 95023

800-538-7035 Toll Free

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND EAGLERIDER ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE U.S. ALLIANCE

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND EAGLERIDER ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE U.S. ALLIANCE TO DELIVER PREMIUM MOTORCYCLE RENTAL EXPERIENCES TO RIDERS

Companies Join Forces to Grow Ridership and Create Premier Motorcycle Rental Program

MILWAUKEE, May 9, 2017 – Harley-Davidson Motor Company today announced an exclusive alliance with EagleRider, the world’s largest motorcycle rental, travel and tour company. Motorcycle enthusiasts and travelers will now be able to rent and tour on the most current Harley-Davidson Touring and Cruiser motorcycles at EagleRider locations around the country.

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Customers will also benefit from an expanded network of EagleRider pick-up and drop-off points, as many of them will now be located in Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country.  For the first time, customers nationwide will be able to pick up a motorcycle near their home, take their dream trip, and drop off the same motorcycle near their destination, something that was not possible except in a few locations.

“This strategic deal with EagleRider supports our efforts to grow ridership by making it easier for more riders to throw a leg over and experience the thrill of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle across our great country,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy. “EagleRider’s advanced nationwide reservation system, proven customer service and extensive travel industry expertise will allow our 700 U.S. dealer locations to seamlessly deliver premium motorcycle rental, travel and tour experiences.”

Founded in 1992 by Chris McIntyre and Jeff Brown with four Harley-Davidson motorcycles in a Los Angeles garage, EagleRider has grown to serve more than 100,000 riders annually through motorcycle rental and touring experiences across the U.S.

“It’s a dream of millions of riders across the world to explore America in the most authentic way possible, on an iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle,” said McIntyre. “For the past 25 years, we’ve seen riders return from their trips completely transformed by finding freedom of the open road to be the ultimate adventure vacation.”

Through the alliance, EagleRider will exclusively offer current model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle fleets in the Touring and Large Cruiser motorcycle segments, serviced by Harley-Davidson-trained technicians and equipped with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories.  Harley-Davidson will exclusively work with EagleRider to provide rental, travel and tour experiences from its U.S dealership network.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

About EagleRider

Pioneering the motorcycle rental concept in 1992, EagleRider has since grown to become a motorcycle experience industry leader, fulfilling dreams of thousands of motorcyclists worldwide. EagleRider’s vast network of locations allows the company to offer a variety of motorcycle travel options and a Club EagleRider membership program – the first of its kind in the motorcycle industry. EagleRider has grown from four Harleys in a home garage to a global company with thousands of motorcycles for rent and hundreds of tour options including guided, self-drive or custom. For more information, visit www.eaglerider.com or www.facebook.com/EagleRider.

INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW INDIAN ROADMASTER CLASSIC

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Indian Motorcycle’s newly crafted Roadmaster Classic is designed to bring back the splendour of touring across the open road. The Roadmaster Classic blends iconic style such as genuine leather saddlebags with the modern touring amenities such as the 7-inch touchscreen Ride Command infotainment system. This bike will turn heads whether heading down Main Street or on Route 66. 

Styling Highlights:
·         New leather truck: 
o    Fits two full-face helmets
o    Constructed with a built-in passenger backrest
o    Can be kept on for full touring or quickly removed for a streamlined look
·         High quality leather
·         Saddlebags with fringe
·         Two-tone paint options: 
o    Wilson Green over Ivory Cream, or Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream
Technology Highlights:
·         7-inch Ride Command infotainment system
·         100 watt premium audio
·         Power adjustable windscreen up to four inches
·         Adjustable passenger floorboards
·         Tire pressure monitoring system
·         Keyless ignition

The new model takes the Roadmaster and adds leather saddlebags, a new leather trunk and all of the technology and comforts you’ve come to love such as Ride Command, Pathfinder LED headlights and individually heated seats.

It will be on sale in three colour schemes; Thunder Black and two-tone paint options of Willow Green over Ivory Cream and Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream.

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The two two-tone colour schemes

There are other details that make this stand out as a classic, such as the new chrome teardrop logo tank badge, valanced fenders and leather fringe. Additions like this pay homage to the iconic styling cues of past Indian models.

The Roadmaster Classic has eye-catching vintage style, but is blended with cutting-edge technology and comfort. It features the industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system along with ABS, cruise control, TPMS, heated seats and grips, a power adjustable windshield, adjustable passenger floorboards and keyless ignition. The easily removable leather trunk gives riders the option of a more streamlined look — perfect for shorter trips.

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Classic looks but comes with the modern Ride Command screen and heated seats and handlebars

ICONIC STYLING & MODERN TOURING AMENITIES
The Roadmaster Classic offers classic styling but with the ultimate in modern touring amenities.

Up front, the bike is adorned with an illuminated Indian Motorcycle headdress atop a valanced fender. There’s a Pathfinder LED headlight and a Horizon touring windscreen that can quickly rise or lower up to four inches with the push of a button.

The fuel tank now has a brand new chrome teardrop tank badge and there’s a chrome centre console too.

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New teardrop logo on the tank

The cockpit has a fairing with a colour-matched inner dash, a 100-watt premium audio system with chrome speaker grill bezels and a glare-reducing textured black upper dash panel. The bike also has all-chrome hand controls, complete with heated grips and the wiring is routed inside the handlebars.

There are front and rear highway bars, spacious adjustable floorboards and chrome lower controls that provide plenty of room to ensure all-day comfort on even the longest of rides.

Touring luxury is further enhanced with a plush full-grain genuine Desert Tan leather two-up seat that delivers long-riding comfort and is equipped with individual, dual-mode seat heat controls for the rider and passenger.

The saddle is designed for plenty of space for both people and is exceptionally comfortable for the passenger who gets a large backrest and adjustable floorboards.

On the back, there’s 33 gallons (125 litres) of convenient cargo space in the full-grain Desert Tan leather saddlebags and a matching leather trunk that’s easily removable. This trunk is also large enough to hold two full-faced helmets and doubles up as a passenger backrest. The trunk can be kept on for a full touring experience or quickly detached.

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Trunk also supports the thickly padded (and comfortable) backrest for the passenger

Finished with classic heritage styling, the Roadmaster Classic has genuine leather, conchos and fringe. All of the parts covered in leather such as the seat, saddlebags and trunk, are designed to withstand the elements and retain their natural beauty.

POWER TO SPARE
The Roadmaster Classic comes with plenty of power. Its Thunder Stroke 111 engine produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary output at low RPM so you can accelerate effortlessly in every gear. The engine itself is sculpted with multi-directional finned valve covers featuring asymmetric styling, large parallel pushrod tubes, a sculpted cam cover and a dual crossover exhaust.

SUPERIOR SUSPENSION
Noted for its smooth ride, Indian Motorcycle’s telescopic fork front and single shock rear suspension soak up the bumps with nearly five inches of travel while offering superior feedback. The easy-to-access rear shock is air-adjustable with an included pump and the air pressure can be easily fine-tuned to deliver the ride you want whether riding solo or two-up. Cast 16in x 3.5in front and 16in x 5in rear wheels with tyre pressure monitoring are shod in Dunlop Elite 3 tyres to further compliment the smooth ride.

BALANCED BRAKING
Confident control demands balanced braking and that’s exactly what you’ll find on the Roadmaster Classic. It utilises dual 300mm semi-floating rotors with four-piston calipers up front and a single 300mm semi-floating rotor with two-piston caliper in the rear. Activated via multi-position-adjustable front and well-tuned rear brake levers acting through stainless steel reinforced lines, both front and rear brakes feature a high-resolution anti-lock brake system (ABS).

ADVANCED RIDER ASSISTANCE
Advanced Rider Assistance Systems standard on the Roadmaster Classic include keyless ignition with a proximity fob used to start the bike, ABS braking to help retain control in any situation, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), automotive-quality throttle by wire cruise control for relaxed highway journeys, heated grips and seats, and Indian Motorcycle’s much-lauded Ride Command infotainment system that can be customised to show loads of ride and vehicle data.

RIDE COMMAND
Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Offering the industry’s largest, fastest, and most customisable infotainment system, the seven-inch Ride Command system allows you to get turn-by-turn directions, quickly navigate to points of interest, play Bluetooth audio, check vehicle information and status, plus a whole lot more via its easy to use interface. And thanks to split-screen technology, you can easily customise three rider screens to display the information that matters to you most.

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 From genuine leather trim to passenger and driver comfort accessories, our lineup of over 150 accessories will help you create a legendary look with endless customization options.
 

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD KING SPECIAL DELIVERS ALL-NEW STYLE AND ATTITUDE POWERED BY THE MILWAUKEE-EIGHT ENGINE

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 9, 2017) – Swapping chrome for black and powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, the new Road King Special motorcycle pushes Harley-Davidson’s touring line in a dramatic new styling direction, expressing a contemporary perspective on the classic Road King model.

“The Road King Special pounds down the boulevard like a gleaming locomotive rolling through a train yard at midnight,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Design. “The Road King has always reflected the purity of the Harley-Davidson FL riding experience. By exchanging chrome surfaces for black and lowering the bike’s profile, we’ve moved the traditional Road King into a new space that’s very current in the custom bagger scene.”

A dark front end topped by a massive gloss-black headlamp nacelle is the signature styling element of the Road King Special. A new 9-inch-tall, 1.25-inch-diameter mini-ape handlebar puts the rider in an aggressive posture on the bike that’s also comfortable for long runs on the open road.

“Chrome was retained only on some key engine components,” said Harley-Davidson Designer- Stylist Dais Nagao. “The lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes and tappet blocks are finished with chrome to emphasize the V-Twin shape of the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. We added a new engine-turned air cleaner insert, a finish that’s also featured on the tank console.”

The Road King Special’s engine guard, handlebar and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields also feature black surfaces. New gloss black turbine cast-aluminum wheels include a 19-inch front wheel topped by a low-profile fender. At the rear, stretched saddlebags flow over the mufflers to provide a slammed-to-the-ground appearance without reducing suspension travel. A rear fascia panel fills the space between the saddlebags and rear fender, and a low-mount license plate module completes the tight, low lines of the rear end.

Comfort, control and performance are enhanced by the all-new front and rear suspension components featured on all 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring model motorcycles. New hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15 percent more pre-load adjustment than previous low-profile touring shocks. The front suspension features new double-bending valve suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight. Reflex linked brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are standard equipment on the Road King Special.

Powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight engine

New for all 2017 touring models, the Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine.

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Model Year 2017.5 Campaign

 

  • More Power Each Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque than the engine it replaces in touring models. In addition to increased displacement, the Milwaukee-Eight engine features a higher compression ratio and four-valve cylinder heads with 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity. The valve train requires no adjustment as the design of the rocker arms enables valve lash to be set at the factory for life. Dual spark plugs for each cylinder contribute to more-efficient combustion. A single chain-driven camshaft is lighter, mechanically less complex and creates less friction and noise.

 

  • Quicker Acceleration The Milwaukee-Eight engine weighs the same as the engines it replaces, so its extra power contributes directly to improved acceleration performance. The Milwaukee-Eight 107 accelerates 11 percent quicker from 0-60 mph, equal to a two-to-three bike length improvement, and 11 percent quicker from 60-80 mph in top gear, equal to a one-to-two bike length improvement, compared to the Twin Cam High Output 103.

 

  • Heat Management The Milwaukee-Eight engine offers improved rider and passenger thermal comfort due to reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and a redesigned exhaust system. The Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine features a precision cooling strategy that targets a flow of oil around the hottest areas of the cylinder heads. A new knock sensor for each cylinder enables more-precise timing control. The rear exhaust pipe is repositioned and the exhaust catalyst is relocated to move heat away from the passenger. Idle speed is lowered from 1,000 rpm to 850 rpm.

 

  • Improved Fit A new, slimmer primary drive cover and the low-profile shape of the air cleaner cover provide improved rider legroom around the engine and an easier reach to the ground for many riders. All Milwaukee-Eight powered models are fitted with an assist and slip clutch with improved hydraulic actuation and 7 percent less clutch lever effort.

 

  • Reduced Vibration The rubber-mounted Milwaukee-Eight engine features a single internal counter balancer that cancels 75 percent of primary vibration at idle for a more refined feel and more comfortable experience for rider and passengers while retaining the classic character of Harley® V-Twin engines.

 

  • Richer Exhaust Note Lighter valves, a single camshaft, optimized cover designs and improved driveline components greatly reduce mechanical powertrain noise. The engine intake and air cleaner are designed to reduce intake sound while ensuring maximum air flow. As a result, the new Milwaukee-Eight engine is mechanically quieter, enabling a richer exhaust tone that meets all global noise and emissions standards while allowing the unmistakable rumble of its exhaust note to resonate.

 

  • Improved Charging The Milwaukee-Eight engine charging system delivers 50 percent more output to the battery at idle to better support the power demands of touring riders, including accessory lighting, performance audio, and heated gear and other accessories.

 

  • New Engine Styling The Milwaukee-Eight engine features sleek, modern styling that respects the heritage of previous Harley-Davidson big twin engines. The Road King Special is the first model to feature the Milwaukee-Eight in an all-black engine finish.

    Model Year 2017.5 Campaign
    Model Year 2017.5 Campaign

 

The Road King Special model is offered in four color options: Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim, Hot Rod Red Flake Hard Candy Custom, and Olive Gold.

 

To experience the style and performance of the entire 2017 motorcycle line-up and feel the power of the Milwaukee-Eight engine, schedule a test ride at a local Harley-Davidson authorized dealer by visiting h-d.com/testride.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

Super Touring Comfort for Freewheeler®

1February 7, 2017, Three Rivers, MA – Thrilled with your Freewheeler®but just need to sit back further?  Want a slightly wider seating area?  By popular demand, Mustang has now added their “Super” Touring style to their line of seats for these 2015-17
H-D®models.  
The 19″ wide driver seat on the Super Touring provides truly maximum seating radius plus sits the rider about 2″ further back compared to Mustang’s Standard Touring seat for the Freewheeler.  The passenger will enjoy a slightly bucketed and very ample 14″ wide seating area.
These Super Touring seats complete Mustang’s range of options for the Freewheeler, which include a Standard Touring seat plus a Forward Touring design which moves the driver 2″ forward for easier steering control.  All three options feature detailed, automotive-inspired stitching, a front bucket drain hole and a built-in driver backrest receiver.  Add an optional, fully adjustable driver backrest to any style for all day back support.
As with all Mustang seats, the marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, proprietary comfort foam and individually sewn covers are proudly handcrafted and assembled in their historic New England facility (tours by appointment).  For more information, visit www.MustangSeats.com or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.  Feel the Mustang difference!
Super Touring one-piece seat with driver backrest receiver for Freewheeler® 2015-17:  #79598;  MSRP $589
Super Touring Driver Backrest for Freewheeler® 2015-17:  #79649; MSRP $219
For more information click here.
 For additional hi-res images of Mustang’s Super Touring seat for Freewheelers Click here.
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About Mustang: Mustang has been proudly building the highest quality seats and accessories since 1980 in Three Rivers, Massachusetts. We are always happy to provide product samples for reviews or bike builds.  Please contact Jsargent@MustangSeats.com for more information.
Contact:
Jesse Sargent | Sales Manager