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METZELER unveils at CUSTOMBIKE SHOW the new CRUISETEC™, a Custom Touring tire that optimizes V-Twin performance

 

The German brand expands its tire portfolio for V-Twins with a new tire providing consistent performance, designed to upgrade the handling of older and current motorcycles and offering stability and excellent grip, even in wet conditions.

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BAD SALZUFLEN, Germany (November 30, 2018) – During the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW that opened its doors today in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, METZELER unveiled the new CRUISETEC™, the Custom Touring tire designed to optimize the performance of modern and past V-Twinsand intended for motorcyclists who want to get the most out of their motorcycles in terms of handling and grip.

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With the new CRUISETEC™, METZELER extends its successful V-Twin range towards performance-oriented use. This tire upgrades the handling of current and older motorcycles, featuring remarkable grip even in wet conditions, ground breaking performance and innovative stability features. CRUISETEC™features revolutionary characteristics for tread pattern, compound recipe and carcass specifications in the production of tires for V-Twin motorcycles.

CRUISETEC in action

CRUISETEC in action

METZELER has developed CRUISETEC™ to meet the needs of motorcyclists who increasingly look for emotional, carefree riding and live their riding passion on V-Twin machines with custom performance in mind. CRUISETEC™ has been designed to pair with the latest generation of Cruisers and Tourers, machines that manufacturers are equipping with high-rated performance parts and the latest electronic rider aids. With the METZELER CRUISETEC™ tire, these motorcycles can meet their full potential for agility, increased lean angles, improved stability, comfort, shorter stopping distance and faster cornering. Thanks to a cutting-edge combination of technological features – including industry-leading innovations – experienced V-Twin riders and newer riders alike can enjoy a perfected riding performance, confidently confirming Metzeler’s product tagline “Performance Perfected.”

CRUISETEC on Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Sporster Iron 883 & FXDR

CRUISETEC on Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Sporster Iron 883 & FXDR

The main benefits of the new CRUISETEC™ include:

Enjoy performance cruising, which meansgreat handling, line taking and line holding. Immediate response at all stages also in wet conditions and enhanced cornering grip and safety.

Performance consistency, which means handling is preserved throughout the entire tire lifespan thanks to the combination of a solid tread pattern with its constant-curvature contours and dual-compound layout that preserves the tire profile thanks to even wear.

Smooth and effortless riding thanks to maximized line holding when entering and maintaining lean angles and comfort.

Enhanced confidence and safety, also in the wet,which derives from the effective interaction of the tire with electronic rider aids.

METZELER CRUISETEC™ is designed to respond to the needs of V-Twin performance riding, and complements the METZELER portfolio for V-Twins, which now consists of:

  • CRUISETEC™, perfecting the performance of yesterday’s and today’s V-Twins.
  • ME 888 Marathon™ ULTRA featuring an incredibly wide range which includes whitewalls, orange-wall and extra-wide sizes.
  • ME77 Perfect, a vintage tread pattern developed to upgrade the ride of old-school customizations.

The new CRUISETEC™tire will be available starting January 2019 in the following sizes:

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S&S Cycle Supports American Flat Track’s NBCSN Broadcasts in addition to posting Contingency Offerings

1DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2018) – Following a season of significant success, where support of the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew helped garner a 1-2-3 season finish in AFT’s premier class in 2017, S&S Cycle has pledged additional backing to American Flat Track and its 2018 championship series.

 

As the legendary V-Twin performance company celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018, S&S has not only renewed its partnership with the Indian Wrecking Crew and reigning champion Jared Mees (who won the AFT season-opener at Daytona as well as round number two in Atlanta on April 7), but will back American Flat Track’s NBCSN weekend broadcasts.

 

Additionally, S&S Cycle will offer a generous race and championship contingency bonus package of over $80,000 to qualifying racers who use S&S Cycle custom exhausts on their Indian Scout FTR750s, Harley-Davidson XG750Rs, or Kawasaki Ninja 650s.

 

“Racing is the very heart and soul of the many accomplishments and innovative products S&S Cycle has delivered over the past 60 years,” said David Zemla, VP of Marketing for S&S Cycle, Inc. “This passion for performance drives innovation from our designers and engineers, ensuring we deliver on our promise of Proven Performance.”

 

Up Next:
American Flat Track will be back in action on Saturday, April 28 for the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at Texas Half Mile presented by Dallas Honda in Dallas, Texas for round 3 of the 2018 season. Live coverage can be viewed on FansChoice.tv beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET with Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET.
A wide range of General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/events/american-flat-track-motorcycle-racing/. There is a $20 military/first-responder ticket available as well (with appropriate ID), and kids under 12 are free.

 

About S&S Cycle
S&S Cycle is the premier provider of Proven Performance solutions for American V-twin motorcycles that enhance performance and the riding experience. S&S Cycle has been engineering and manufacturing high performance products in the USA for 60 years. For more information on S&S Cycle visit sscycle.com. Founded in 1958 and with drag racing as its central focus, S&S Cycle has racing embedded in its DNA. The six decades since have seen S&S Cycle establish itself as the major name in American V-Twin performance, a reputation further cemented with each additional speed record and national championship victory. That legacy of record-shattering success on the Bonneville Salt Flats and drag strips across the nation earned co-founder George J. Smith a place in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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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.”

ABOUT MOTUL

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

2017 Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Dave Nichols

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Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced Dave Nichols as inductee into the 2017 class.
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An avid motorcyclist since the age of 15, Dave is the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 currently overseeing ten automotive, motorcycle and tattoo-related magazine titles for Paisano Publications.
Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, a 26 episode motorcycle-related television series seen on SPEED Channel. He is also the best-selling author of Top Chops; Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman; One Percenter; One Percenter Code; and One Percenter Revolution published by Motorbooks/Quarto Publishing.
Dave worked closely with TV producer Hugh King to create the content and direction of such motorcycle-related TV series as Motorcycle Mania with Jesse James, and The Great Biker Build-Off for The Discovery Channel. He was an on-camera expert on the biker culture for:

History of the Hells Angels – Two-hour documentary for History Channel
History of Choppers – Two-hour documentary for History Channel
The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers – Two hour documentary for History Channel

“I am thrilled to be an inductee into the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame!  After all, bikers and Sin City go together like… like two things that really go together! Special thanks to Branscombe Richmond and everyone at Las Vegas BikeFest!” says Nichols.
Dave is a member of the Imagine Guild for the Seattle Children’s Ride and created the V-Twin Biker’s Ball for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Since 1997 Dave has helped organize and promote the annual B.A.D. Ride, benefiting Juvenile Diabetes.
From 1996 – 2005 he helped create and promote the V-Twin Biker’s Ball and ViQe Awards that takes place during Daytona Bike Week benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County.  The ViQe Awards honored custom bike builders and was the Academy Awards of the two-wheeled world.
“Dave is not just an icon in motorcycle publications and television, but in the community as a whole.  His experience and involvement with this industry shows his love for the ride.  We are very excited to have him inducted into the 2017 class”, states Mindi Cherry, Vice President and Event Manager of Las Vegas BikeFest.
Las Vegas BikeFest, in partnership with Branscombe Richmond, launched the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame at the 2016 rally.  “The Hall of Fame is designed to honor the iconic ambassadors, influential heroes and people who put their interests above and beyond for the motorcycle community.  This honor celebrates, illuminates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America”, says Cherry and Richmond, curators of the Hall of Fame.
A ceremony to honor the inductees will be held on Friday, October 6 at the 17th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest held in Downtown Las Vegas.  Additional inductees will be announced soon.
The 17th annual Las Vegas BikeFest will be held October 58, 2017 in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont East.

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