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Briar Bauman and J.D. Beach to Represent U.S.A. in 2017 Superprestigio Dirt Track

2DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2017) – American Flat Track competitors Briar Bauman and J.D. Beach will represent the U.S.A. in the fifth international Superprestigio Dirt Track event in Barcelona, Spain, on December 16, 2017.

The prestigious invitations to Bauman and Beach come on the heels of news that recently crowned – and four-time – MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will not participate in this year’s Superprestigio event. Marquez, who’s won two of the four Superprestigio events (with American Flat Track star Brad Baker winning the other two), took himself out of contention for a third win recently due to the physical and mental wear-and-tear of the MotoGP championship. “I need some rest,” Marquez said recently, “and it’s time for other Spanish riders to win the Superprestigio!” Continue reading Briar Bauman and J.D. Beach to Represent U.S.A. in 2017 Superprestigio Dirt Track

Bolt-On Hardtails for Vintage Triumph Motorcycles

lowbrow-customs-logo-2017Bobber, chopper or whatever you want to call it, a rigid rear section can transform your motorcycle. Made in Cleveland, Ohio, Lowbrow’s bolt-on Triumph hardtail does the job with the utmost quality and attention to detail, all while being affordably priced for home-builder or professional alike.

Lowbrow Customs hardtails bolt right up to your stock Triumph front frame section perfectly. These unit Triumph 650cc hardtails fit stock front frame sections 1963-1970 and are made from 1″ x .125″ wall crew tubing with 5/16″ thick axle plates. Just what you need for that Triumph bobber or chopper build, you aren’t going to find a nicer hard tail anywhere. Lowbrow Customs unit Triumph hardtails are approximately a 4″ stretch over stock wheelbase, and a 2″ drop (that is, 2 inches lower) versus a stock frame. Made in the USA. Lowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-bikeLowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-3 Lowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-2 Lowbrow-Customs-Unit-Triumph-Hardtail-1

Lowbrow Customs’ bolt-on Triumph hardtails are $249.95 and are in stock and ready to ship today. For more details or to place your order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com

Lowbrow Customs is run by a tight-knit crew based in Brunswick, Ohio, USA and has been at the forefront of design in custom motorcycle parts for bobbers and choppers since 2004.

Dyna Conversion Kits make Customizing Easy

Heartland USA®  introduces two newly engineered Conversion Kits that give the Harley-Davidson Dyna Models a stylish modern look. The 200 D Kit allows you to run a 200mm tire and the 240 D Kit allows you to run a 240mm tire. Both utilize Heartland’s patented Billet Aluminum Struts, Steel Fender and Leather Seat. (These Conversions fit Dyna models 2006 to present.)

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The Heartland USA 200 D Dyna Fender Conversion includes the following: Pre-Drilled Unpainted [Raw Steel] 9″ wide rear fender,  Solo Seat is leather with vinyl side bands, Billet Aluminum Struts that are slotted and pinned for Heartland’s Patented Second Seat options, Struts are finished in either Chrome, Gloss Black and TuxCut, Two fender lengths to choose from- Heartbreaker and the Heartlander. (Bike must be lowered to achieve that Heartland Look.)

Note: Rear Steel Fender Horns must to Cut off the frame to install the Heartland USA Rear Fender Conversion.

The Heartland USA 240 D Dyna Fender Conversion includes the following: Utilizes the HL Patented Struts to allow you to install a 240mm rear tire on a Dyna®, 11″ Wide Rear Fender (unpainted raw steel) and Steel Swing Arm System for 2006 plus Dyna Models. The kit includes includes Struts, Fender, Solo Seat, Swing Arm with Axle, 1/4″ Primary Off Set Kit and 20mm Belt, Fender come in three options  – Heartbreaker, Heartlander and Heartlander with Plate Holder and CAT-Eye LED Light. Options are that you can add Internal Strut Lights to the Struts. Available in Raw or Gloss Black Swing Arm…Struts Finishes are Chrome or Gloss Black

Note: Rear portion of the frame supports must be removed. Custom offset rear wheel required and 20 mm Pulley. Proper offset wheels can be purchased from Heartland USA see wheel section

Both Dyna conversion kits have the option of having a quick release Second Seat and the option of attaching travel side bags to the Second Seat, giving you the Bagger Option…Your Bike 3 Ways! The Ride, Rack and Rest is a quick release option that is compatible with all Heartland USA® conversions. It performs three functions, Ride – Passenger seat, Rack – Luggage rack, and Rest – Rider’s backrest. A must have for any rider.

 

American Made and operated and available at Harley and Powersports dealers all across the USA. For more information on Heartland USA, please call: 310-822-2697, email them at info@heartlandbiker.com or visit http://www.heartlandbiker.com.

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Hamsters USA raise $285,395 for special kids at LifeScape Children’s Care in Rapid City

hamsterlogoProving again that bikers have big hearts for kids, the international motorcycle group Hamsters USA raised a record $285,395 for LifeScape Children’s Care of Rapid City in fundraising events this year, culminating with their annual gathering in Spearfish during the Sturgis Rally on Monday, August 8th.
Funds raised will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies, plus psychological services, to children in Western South Dakota–plus parts of Wyoming–through LifeScape Children’s Care of Rapid City. image019
Hamsters USA has raised and donated funds at their annual meeting for the last eleven years, wanting to give back to the greater Black Hills community, which many Hamsters consider their second home. In 2015, the Hamsters broke the $2 million mark in total dollars raised for LifeScape Children’s Care in Rapid City. Their gifts help provide services to children in their Black Hills area homes and communities, delivered by LifeScape Children’s Care personnel who drive over 10,000 miles a month to provide services.

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A highlight of this year’s event was the presence of James Habeck and his family. James is four years old, working with LifeScape therapists to overcome hurdles due to his cerebral palsy, the result of a severe brain injury caused by lack of oxygen during birth. His parents, Jim and Melissa Habeck of Belle Fourche, continue to hope that one day their youngest son will walk and talk with help from LifeScape.

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The Habecks were proud to be an ambassador for LifeScape at the Hamsters’ event this year and loved the opportunity to thank them for their fundraising efforts that directly impact their family. James stole the show and stole the hearts of everyone there. Because of the impact he made on several Hamster members, donations totaling $36,950 were given in his honor, which added to the overall total for the evening.

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The Habecks first came to LifeScape for therapy when James was just two months old. Now that he’s in preschool, Melissa brings him to Rapid City for three 30-minute sessions of physical, occupational and speech therapy four days each week during summer breaks. LifeScape also gives him access to the latest resources – state-of-the-art assistive equipment and the most recent therapies, designed specifically for children.

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“No two kids with CP are the same, but James’ situation is so specialized, and their level of expertise is just great. I could go to other therapists closer to home, but they may not know how to work with kids like LifeScape does. If I didn’t have them, where do I go?” she asks. The Mustang gait trainer that James uses to scoot around his family’s rural home (or escape from his mother in Walmart) is such a new innovation that even some physical therapists who don’t specialize in children’s treatments have never seen one, Melissa said.

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Perhaps as important as what James receives at LifeScape is what his mother also finds there: emotional support. “I have a kid with cerebral palsy and four teenagers at home,” Melissa said. “Sometimes I just need someone to listen.”
Melissa knows her hope of seeing James walk and talk one day is still a distant dream. “It’s taken a lot to get him this far,” she said, “but LifeScape is there with us every step of the way.”

LifeScape Children’s Care of Rapid City, SD, is affiliated with LifeScape (formerly Children’s Care Hospital and School and South Dakota Achieve), based in South Dakota. LifeScape is a private, independent, non-profit organization with a mission to empower children and adults with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. The organization as a whole served over 2,800 children and adults last year.

Contact:
Jessica Wells, President,
LifeScape Foundation:
(605) 444-9800

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® AND RED WING SHOES® HANDCRAFTED AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE BOOTS

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® AND RED WING SHOES® JOIN FORCES TO CREATE NEW LINE OF LIMITED-EDITION, HANDCRAFTED AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE BOOTS

MINNEAPOLIS (February 3, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced it has partnered with Red Wing Shoes® to create the new limited-edition “Red Wing Shoes® Collection” of fine, handcrafted American motorcycle boots. Indian Motorcycle, founded in 1901, and Red Wing Shoes®, founded in 1905, share a rich heritage of authenticity, fine handcrafted quality, and products that embody the legendary American spirit. Today both brands also share the great state of Minnesota, with only 80 miles separating their corporate headquarters.

“It’s an honor to join forces with another iconic Minnesota-based company in creating this collection of fine handcrafted motorcycle boots,” said Dan Dahl, V.P. Red Wing Heritage. “For more than 110 years these two companies have been producing high quality American-made products to help propel this country forward and this collaboration continues that tradition. This new collection will deliver the epitome of comfort, protection, prestige and style to Indian Motorcycle riders and fans.”

The 2016 Limited-Edition Red Wing Shoes® Collection for Indian Motorcycle (available July 2016):

Worthington (Men’s Black Pull-On Boots)

Named after the street in Springfield, Mass., where Indian Motorcycle began full-scale production in 1902, this boot is based on Red Wing Shoes’ classic Engineer style and has been modified for Indian Motorcycle riders. This 11-inch pull-on boot features plain toe styling, a Vibram® 430 sole for higher grip and abrasion resistance, and an instep strap for precise fitting. The premium Red Wing Shoes Black Harness leather, original Indian Motorcycle buckles, embossed logo and all black stitching deliver the ultimate in classic motorcycle styling. These boots feature Goodyear welt construction and puritan chain stitching. MSRP: $319.99 (US) $409.99 (CAN).

Spirit Lake (Men’s Brown Lace-Up Boots)

In homage to the dedicated men and women in Spirit Lake, Iowa, who build each and every Indian Motorcycle with a passion for quality and true American craftsmanship, this boot is modeled after Red Wing Shoes’ popular Iron Ranger. It’s an 8-inch boot developed to provide a stable fit and firm ankle protection, with a Vibram® 430 sole for superb grip and abrasion resistance and features a double layer leather toe cap for added protection. The premium Red Wing Shoes® Amber Portage leather, gunmetal eyelets and all-brown stitching make these boots a favorite for around-town styling, comfort and rugged support. These boots feature Goodyear welt construction and triple-stitched quality. MSRP: $319.99 (US) $409.99 (CAN).

Connelly (Women’s Black Pull-On Boots)

In honor of women riders around the world and Indian Motorcycle’s 100-year heritage of supporting them, this boot is named after Catherine Connelly of Owatonna, Minn., one of the brand’s earliest female riders and loyalists. Even during the Depression, she and her husband made periodic trips to Springfield to buy new Indian Motorcycles and they would ride them back to Owatonna. This boot is based on Red Wing Shoes’ Engineer boot. This 11-inch pull-on boot features plain toe styling, Heeled Oil Resistant Cushion Crepe sole to provide grip and lighter weight, and an instep strap to adjust the fit. The premium Red Wing Shoes® Black Harness leather, original Indian Motorcycle® buckles, embossed logo and white stitching deliver the perfect fusion of fashion and function. These boots feature Goodyear welt construction and puritan chain stitching. MSRP: $319.99 (US) $409.99 (CAN).

“You could say that both Indian Motorcycle and Red Wing Shoes are in the transportation business, as we’ve been transporting men, women, soldiers and workers all over this great nation for over 100 years,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Fine American craftsmanship is a rare thing in today’s world, but it’s in the DNA of both these companies and that’s why I know Indian Motorcycle riders and fans will take great pride in owning a pair of these boots.”

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ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: 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 POLARIS® INDUSTRIES

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

Red Wing Shoes® is a registered trademark of Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.

Vibram® is a registered trademark of Vibram S.P.A. Corporation.