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Friday, April 15, 2016
As a motorcycle rider, you probably think that you have all the essentials you need for riding, whether you ride every day on your work commute, or for some weekend fun. However, there are a few products that you haven't even heard of that you are definitely going to want once you discover them. They can help to make your motorcycle experience even more fun, safe and exciting.
The safeTkick is a unique kickstand pad that allows you to park just about anywhere, on any type of terrain, without having to worry about your ride falling over. This pad has a retractable handle so you don't really even have to bend over to place the pad under your kickstand. The device also has a reflector on the handle to give your bike greater visibility when parked at night.
If you've got long hair, you might regret that people can't admire your locks when you're cruising. Luckily for you, there are many options for ponytails or even pigtails that can attach to your helmet, giving you the look that you want to show off to the world. One company, Helmet Pigtails, allows their customers to design their own ponytails, pigtails and even braids with multiple colors to choose from.
Are you obsessed with sharing everything motorcycle on your social media profiles? Well, there are now motorcycle goggles and sunglasses that will allow you record video while you're riding, which you can share later on. Some also consider this a safety feature because riders can record their surroundings should something go wrong on the road.
While some sunglasses allow you to record video, others allow you to answer the phone and take calls while you are twisting down the highway. If you're riding to get away from it all, you can also listen to tunes through Bluetooth headphones that attach to shades like these made by ForestFish. They even have sunglasses that allow you to record video and use Bluetooth! There are also helmets with the same Bluetooth functionality, allowing riders to communicate with each other when they are out on the open road together.
With these unique motorcycle accessories, you can ride safely and in style!
/April 15, 2016
Friday, April 01, 2016
One winner will win a toy hauler and one year of unlimited camping from Keystone RV, Thousand Trails, Cycle Trader, RV Trader and ATV Trader
Keystone RV, Thousand Trails, Cycle Trader, RV Trader and ATV Trader partnered to launch The Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway at 9:00 a.m. ET on April 1, 2016. The sweepstakes will run for three months, ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2016 and the winner will be selected by random drawing after the conclusion of the promotion.
One grand prize winner will receive a 2016 Keystone Fuzion Impact VaporLite 26V RV and a pass for one year of camping at any of the Thousand Trails locations in the United States. The RV is valued at approximately $40,000 and the camping pass is worth $2,995, bringing the total prize value to $42,995.
“Through this partnership with the Trader brands and Thousand Trails, we will be reaching out to millions of families who enjoy the outdoors and the RV lifestyle,” said Jeff Runels, president of Keystone RV Company. “Keystone RVs are among the top-searched brands on RV Trader, and many Thousand Trails members own Keystone RVs. The Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway is a golden opportunity for us to reacquaint these families with all the benefits Keystone has to offer and to introduce new families to the Keystone brand.”
“We are excited to partner with RV Trader, Cycle Trader, ATV Trader and Keystone RV Company to sponsor this fantastic giveaway,” said Dan Perlis, senior vice president for Thousand Trails. “The winner will enjoy access to more than 80 campgrounds across the country with a Thousand Trails Camping Pass. There’s simply no better way to make the most of a new RV!”
Outdoor enthusiasts can enter to win the Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway at: www.BigOutdoorGiveaway.com. In addition, motocross and supercross fans will be able to view the RV and register in person at select CycleTrader.com/Rock River/Yamaha race team events across the nation.
As Paige Bouma, vice president of RV Trader, Cycle Trader, and ATV Trader said, “All of our consumers are passionate about being outdoors which is why we are thrilled to offer a grand prize that allows them to do what they love - take a great adventure! We hope they will spend the rest of the year enjoying their new Keystone RV at all the great campgrounds Thousand Trails has to offer.”
About Keystone RV
Keystone RV Company is the #1 manufacturer of fifth-wheel and toy-haulers in North America and a leading manufacturer of travel trailers. With over 1,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada, you are never far from a Keystone dealer. Keystone is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of RVs.
About Encore and Thousand Trails
Encore RV resorts and Thousand Trails campgrounds feature more than 180 locations across North America comprising nearly 70,000 sites. Owned and operated by Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc., Encore, Thousand Trails and their affiliates offer RV and outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, complemented with resort-style amenities. For more information please visit RVontheGo.com.
About Cycle Trader
Cycle Trader is made up of a unique portfolio of premier powersport buying and selling sites. These include: Cycle Trader, ATV Trader, PWC Trader, and Snowmobile Trader. With its wide variety of products, Cycle Trader provides a comprehensive digital marketing solution for all businesses serving the powersports industry. With over 450,000 units for sale and over two million visitors every month, Cycle Trader reaches more active buyers across all devices than any other source, making it the leading online powersports marketplace. Private sellers are able to take advantage of the site’s free basic listings in order to sell their bike online.
About RV Trader
RV Trader is the premier online classifieds website for buying and selling RVs. Over 145,000 new and pre-owned recreation vehicles are available from dealers and private sellers across the country. With over 2.5 million visitors every month, RV Trader is the perfect place to search, shop and sell RVs. RV Trader.com offers dealers a comprehensive suite of digital marketing products to help them advertise their products to potential buyers across all devices. Find your dream RV today on RV Trader!
/April 01, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first motorcycle race on the sands of Daytona Beach, Fla., Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, left a historic mark on Bike Week.
Among Indian Motorcycle’s highlights during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, held March 5-12, were the introduction of a new motorcycle model, vintage & custom bike displays and unveilings, racing, demo rides, organized owner rides and more.
The week started with the launch of the new Indian Springfield, a motorcycle offering classic styling blended with thoroughly modern technology for a purist’s take on both touring comfort and urban versatility. At the same time, Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s announced the availability of Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle models. This special production run of 150 motorcycles was designed in conjunction with Brian Klock and his inspired team at Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell, S.D., and sold out in just eight hours. Unit #001 of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage, was held back to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on October 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay resort, with all monies from the auction benefitting Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home. Unit #150, an Indian Springfield, was gifted to Klock by Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle in recognition of his contribution and continuing support of many initiatives in the motorcycle community.
The first custom to be built based on the 2016 Indian Springfield also turned heads in Daytona. Unveiled during a special media event at the famed Racing’s North Turn beachside restaurant, the ‘Frontier 111’ crafted by Azzkikr Custom Baggers of Phoenix, Ariz., showcases builder Len Edmondson’s exceptional talents for building award-winning and fully functional artwork. With this bike, his acute attention to detail and Azzkikr style offer a truly show-stopping example of a thoroughly modern retro bagger that features classic lines via contemporary, artistic flare and took the Springfield to a new level in customs.
On Tuesday, March 8, Indian Motorcycle fans enjoyed live music, food & refreshments as the winner of the Project Scout contest was announced at the legendary Boot Hill Saloon on Daytona Beach’s Main Street. Of more than 40 custom submissions and three finalists, the Boardtracker built by Motos Illimitées of Terrebonne, QC, Canada, won the judges’ trophy as well as the Editor’s Choice Award. The Fusion, built by Indian Motorcycle Charlotte of Lowell, NC, won the Fan’s Choice Award and Ol’ #71, built by Heritage Indian Motorcycles of Northwest Arkansas, took home the Roland Sands Builder’s Choice Award.
Mid-week took the Indian Motorcycle brand to the track, where Roland Sands and the Roland Sands DesignSuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers battled handlebar-to-handlebar at Volusia Speedway Park, with racer Stevie Bonsey picking up the checkered flag on his first ride on a SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt tracker, Sean Guardado finishing second and Aaron Frank crossing the line in third aboard another Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan. Two days later, after a full evening of Hooligan races in front of 5,000 spectators at Daytona International Speedway, an eight-lap final atop the .25-mile dirt oval saw three Team RSD Indian pilots fill the SuperHooligan podium with Sands crossing the line first, Jamie Robinson finishing second and Cameron Brewer following up in third. The RSD SuperHooligans made their most recent appearance March 19 at IV Flat Track Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., and will go on to an appearance April 8 at the Hand Built Show in Austin, TX.
Throughout the week, Indian Motorcycle entertained Bike Week attendees at the Indian Motorcycle display in Daytona International Speedway’s Midway area with new motorcycles, engine cutaways, talks with designers and engineers, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel, and a chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty. Nearby, guests were invited to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles – including the new Indian Springfield – to compare, and decide which models best suit their riding style. The result was a record-setting number of demo rides for the brand.
On Thursday, March 10, the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group joined participants from the Veterans Charity Ride program, a motorcycle therapy-based ride from Los Angeles to Sturgis that made its debut last summer, in an organized tour that rolled out of Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and traveled to Orlando for lunch. A special surprise: Indian motorcycle owners found themselves riding alongside Sean Carroll, a veteran Marine rider from last year’s inaugural Veterans Charity Ride who was piloting his new custom Indian Scout Trike built by Champion Trikes and further customized by Lloydz Motor Workz.
In a final celebration of a very special Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle hosted a ‘Celebration of the 75th’ at Boot Hill Saloon. Fans who filled the venue were surrounded by Indian motorcycles on display, saw builder Len Edmondson make a public appearance with his Frontier 111 Springfield in person, and got up-close to Texas-based customizers Krystal Hess and Nick Jaquez as they showcased their submissions for theIndianMotorcycles.net ‘Guy vs. Girl Indian Scout Build-off’. After public ballot voting at the Indian Motorcycle display area adjacent to Daytona International Speedway, Hess took a narrow win in the contest with her ‘Sport Scout’ over the ‘Scarlett’ bobber built by Jaquez.
“The history of Indian Motorcycle is part of the very sands of Daytona Beach,” said Reid Wilson, marketing director for Indian Motorcycle. “The entire Indian Motorcycle team worked hard to pay tribute to that legend, and to help our newest fans experience the stories and lean into the future of this great brand.”
This article originally appeared on PowersportsBusiness.com.
BRP (TSX:DOO) has expanded its line of Can-Am Defender utility-recreational side-by-side vehicles with the addition of the 2017 Can-Am Defender MAX family, offered in four different models. Its pickup truck-inspired design offers extensive capability, cargo and storage space, along with comfortable seating for up to six adults.
“We made a commitment last fall to vastly broaden our Can-Am side-by-side portfolio with the introduction of a new vehicle every six months for the next four years. The release of this second Can-Am Defender family of vehicles is a direct result of that promise,” said Anne Bélec, SVP Global Brand, Communications and PAC at BRP. "The Defender MAX vehicle meets the very specific demands of global tradesman, hunters and farmers with a tough and capable design that delivers class-leading comfort, convenience and reliability.”
With its added seating capacity, better storage and workhorse capability, the Can-Am Defender MAX models can tackle the toughest jobs or be used to explore terrain with friends and family. The side-by-side vehicles can cleverly convert from transporting people to carrying supplies and heavy loads in seconds.
Similar to the single-bench seat Can-Am Defender vehicle launched in 2015, the Defender MAX model is available with two heavy-duty Rotax V-Twin engine packages – a 72-hp HD10 and a 50-hp HD8 – each delivering peak torque at lower RPM for tackling tough jobs and overcoming varying terrain. It also comes standard with PRO-TORQ transmission with a Quick-Response System that allows for improved power transfer to the wheels.
The Can-Am Defender MAX side-by-side vehicle has three driving modes and a four-mode traction system with Visco-Lok QE front differential that provide multiple choices and control for varying terrain and tasks. It features a 1,750-pound (793.8-kg) payload capacity, 2,000-pound (907.2-kg) tow rating and is rated to haul a best-in-class 1,000 pounds (454 kg) in its dumpable cargo bed. All of this capability is packaged with an exclusive suspension that provides responsive handling and comfort, even while carrying heavy loads.
The rear cargo bed, whose tailgate has a 250-pound (113-kg) capacity, is equipped with integrated anchors and tie-down points, and includes multiple recesses for DIY convenience, such as a set built specifically to hold five-gallon (19-L) buckets in place. In addition to the rear cargo bed space, there are copious amounts of onboard storage by way of adaptable and folding front and rear passenger seats and an industry-first removable toolbox. Also integrated into the cockpit are easy egress/ingress seats, passenger handholds and fold-down armrests with cup holders.
Multiple package options are available for all Can-Am Defender MAX models: Defender MAX DPS HD8, Defender MAX DPS HD10, Defender MAX XT HD8 and Defender MAX XT HD10. Premium colors, including an industry-exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo, and dozens of genuine Can-Am accessories are also available for personalization.
The Defender MAX model comes with a yearly advised maintenance schedule of 1,865 miles (3,000 km) or 200 hours so owners can focus on chores and recreation instead of routine service.
This article originally appeared on PowersportsBusiness.com.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Ride to cure the kids this year! The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation hosts 32 Ride for Kids events nationwide to fund research for one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer and provide services for families fighting this battle. Register for Ride for Kids to enjoy a fun, scenic ride with fellow enthusiasts, followed by food, music and entertainment.
What Ride for Kids participants love most is being surrounded by the children they’re helping. These Stars, childhood brain tumor survivors, light up with smiles and laughter as they take part in the ride with everyone, and again on stage during the special Shining Star Celebration. Don’t miss this amazing chance to give kids with brain tumors a brighter future.
Qualified fundraisers earn terrific prizes, including: T-shirts, hats, jackets and more! National partners provide prizes for a drawing at every ride, including a brand new Honda Motorcycle.
Sign up today to ride with us to cure the kids. Come on your own or with your friends, family, coworkers or club members. All makes and models of street legal bikes are welcome!
/March 29, 2016