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Virginia is for lovers and bikers.
RICHMOND, Va. - Got your motor running? Looking for adventure? Beginning April 4, motorcyclists with a Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia passport can head out on the highway and find adventure at more than 50 premier tourism destinations and attractions throughout the commonwealth and win some great prizes as well.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is a motorcyclist’s dream, celebrating 40 years of “Virginia is for Lovers” - not to mention the movie Easy Rider and Arlo Guthrie’s The Motorcycle Song. Through October 2009, riders and their passengers can express their passion for riding and for Virginia by collecting prize points when their passport is stamped at each participating location. More stamps mean more fun and more prizes.
Participants completing the entire tour with a total of 164 points will receive a Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia jacket and be in the running to win one of the following - two season passes for Virginia International Raceway 2010, a 1000-watt generator from Fredericksburg Motorsports, a $500 gift certificate from California Sidecar Factory in Nellysford, a $500 cash award from Dr Pepper, or a two-night stay at Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.
For riders accumulating more than 100 points, names will be entered into a random drawing for prizes ranging from gift certificates from motorcycle dealers across the state, overnight stays at participating hotels and resorts, motorcycle tires, tour books and cash awards.
The official kick-off of the 2009 Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is at Kings Dominion on Saturday, April 4. On-site registration is available from 10 a.m. - noon along with special half-priced tickets for admission to Kings Dominion for riders presenting their ride passport during the official kick-off.
To participate in the 2009 Grand Tour of Virginia, log on to motorcycleva.com to download the registration form. Send the completed form along with the $25 registration fee to the address indicated on the form. All registrants will receive an official Grand Tour t-shirt, ride pin and passport.
The program kicks-off April 4, 2009, but riders can register until Sept. 1, 2009. Completed Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia passports must be mailed and postmarked by Nov. 1, 2009 to be eligible for ride prizes. A complete list of the sponsors, prizes and rules are also posted on motorcycleva.com, along with a Virginia map highlighting all of the stops on the Grand Tour.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is a partnership between the Governor’s Motorcycle Advisory Council, the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA), and the Virginia Motorcycle Dealers Association, with support from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
Tourism is one of Virginia’s most powerful industries, generating $19 billion in revenue, supporting 210,000 jobs and providing $1.2 billion in state and local taxes for Virginia’s communities.
Xtreme Green Launch in 2009
HENDERSON, Nev., March 17 /PRNewswire/ — Xtreme Motorsports International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: XTMM - News), through its wholly owned subsidiary, YamaBuggy Sales & Distribution, Inc., is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Quicksand Performance the all new Hydrogen Hybrid XYB-400 Side X Side will be unveiled to select Dealers and Investors in Newport Beach, CA on Friday, March 20, 2009.
The all new XYB-400 will feature a Hydrogen System designed by Hydrogen Hybrid Corp. (Pink Sheets: HYDB - News) and is designed to improve mileage, and further reduce emissions. The company is in final stages of EPA testing, and expects to receive confirmation on the XYB-400 passing both the EPA and CARB standards without the Hydrogen System by early May 2009. “We anticipate there will be a tremendous interest in our development towards a ‘Greener’ off-road vehicle and using Hydrogen Systems initially will provide a very efficient and cost effective solution. In addition we are researching and developing an all electric version which will be added into the Xtreme Green lineup,” stated Walt Tatum, Chairman of the Board.
“In February we announced The XYB-1300, which was unveiled at the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, and now we are demonstrating our move into the Xtreme Green phase which has been in the planning and development stages since we decided to build the Brand and develop specific levels of performance to meet our ‘Mild to Wild’ mix of vehicles. We introduced the smaller 400 CC Buggy first, and in February we introduced the 1300 CC powerhouse, and soon we are going to fill in the offering with a mid 600 - 700 CC vehicle, rounding out our XYB series,” stated Omar Deen, President of Quicksand Performance.
Mr. Tatum added, “The decision to adapt our vehicles to a ‘Green’ standard has been our vision from the moment we acquired the exclusive distribution rights for North America. We knew we wanted to go ‘Green’, and we knew technology existed to help us get there, but our initial focus was perfecting the design and ergonomics of the vehicle, and introducing the different levels of power and performance. Now we are ready to move forward and do our part in making off-road enthusiasts aware of the positive environmental choices they can make.”
For the latest information, visit www.XtremeMI.com. To learn more about Quicksand Performance please visit www.QuicksandPerformance.com. To become a dealer or distributor please contact our offices at 310-763-7263, or complete the registration form on the website. To learn more about HYDB, visit www.HydrogenHybridCorp.com.
About Xtreme Motorsports International
Xtreme Motorsports International is an outdoor lifestyle company that is in the business of developing, producing, distributing and marketing off-road vehicles of all types. Its products, which range from Side X Side, ATV’s, motorcycles, scooters and sand cars are designed for both the recreational enthusiast and hard-core competitor for use in sand and off-road trails across the world. Success of the company is tied to the ongoing growth of outdoor activities worldwide - and the resulting demand for products and services by people of all ages.
Statements contained in this news release, other than those identifying historical facts, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Safe Harbor provisions as contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relating to the Company’s future expectations, including but not limited to revenues and earnings, technology efficacy, strategies and plans, are subject to safe harbors protection. Actual Company results and performance may be materially different from any future results, performance, strategies, plans, or achievements that may be expressed or implied by any such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Dude, its here. the new film from Daron Ker, tells it like it is and without the BS.
This is America. This is Biker Culture. Get on. Hold tight. Shut up! The First Biker Movie ever. Get on. Hold tight. Shut up.
Featuring: THE FRYED BROTHERS BAND, WILLIE NELSON, SONNY BARGER, PAT SIMMONS
DAVE NICHOLS, STEVE BEATNIK WERNER, CHARLIE BRECHTEL
Motorcycle Club: HESSIANS, GHOST MOUNTAIN RIDERS, CIRCLE OF PRIDE, CHUBBS BROS
Music: THE FRYED BROTHERS BAND, STEVE BEATNIK WERNER, CHARLIE BRECHTEL
Since The Wild One in the 1950s the world has been fascinated with the mythic culture of the American biker. Who are these people with the loud motorcycles, leather jackets, tattoos, and long beards? Where are they going as they roar through town in large packs? And what do they do when they arrive wherever theyre going? I RIDE is the film that finally tells the true-to-life story of the biker community in America.
Through the eyes and music of The Fryed Brothers Band, I RIDE will take you on an illuminating road trip through the biker world: bare knuckle fights you actually sign up for, wild bar-b-ques and camp outs, and partying raw and rowdy at some of the biggest hard core biker festivals. This trip will wind up at Sturgis, South Dakota for a Fryed Brother Band performance to end all performances.
The Fryed Brothers Band? They’re the best band you’ve probably never heard of. For 29 years theyve been the exclusive house band of Americas Biker Movement. Every year The Fryed Brothers headline most of the preeminent biker events in America including the Easyriders Show in Sacramento, CA, Rips Bad Ride in Irvine, CA, Ghost Mountain Riders Show in Salinas, CA, the Circle of Pride in Iowa, and most importantly, Sturgis Bike Week, the largest gathering of bikers in the world, which completely takes over the small town of Sturgis, South Dakota every August to celebrate this outlaw culture.
When they were young, Harry and Tommy Fryeds older brother Mark died in a accident while riding his beloved Harley. The brothers resolved then to keep Marks memory alive through a devotion to the motorcycle culture and the music he loved… and thus was formed The Fryed Brothers Band. The song I Ride — a key song in their repertoire and in the documentary — is a tribute to their fallen brother.
I RIDE, the film, is a tribute to their perserverance, dedication and love of all things biker.
Exclusive offer for our friends in the Biker and Motorcycle world. For a limited time we are offering a Pre-release DVD signed by Director Daron Ker of Water Buffalo Films and The Fryed Brothers Band. Bikers and fans are already calling I Ride “a biker cult classic.” With your pre-release purchase of $25.00 you receive a hand signed, hand numbered limited edition DVD while supplies last.
$25 - I Ride - Limited Edition Signed DVD shipped to you April 1, 2009. Back Stage Pass to Private Online Screening starting March 28 through April 1, 2009. Invite your Motorcycle Club for a private screening or throw that DVD in and Get On, Hold Tight and Shut Up! IRIDEtheMovie.com
March 21-22, 2009
I hear the food is great at this event, call ahead, plan ahead and ride safe.
Well everybody believe it or not it’s Bike Week already. Friday Febuary 27,2009 is the official start of the 68th annual Daytona Beach Bike Week. The town of Daytona and general area are going all out this year. I guess with the economy being in the state that it is in they are hoping for a decent turnout. We here at Iron Biker News will be there, hopefully equiptment permitting, we will have some live feeds for you all. Just like at Sturgis if you can’t make it this year you’ll want to be here. This being basically the begining of the riding season I would like to take this time to wish everybody a safe year. Sorry it’s been so long since you’ll have heard from me, I’ve been a little busy on a few other projects and also had a few family health issues to tend to. Everything is back to normal and I will be able to be a little more active this year. Look for the live feeds from daytona. Once again ride safe and ride often. See ya on the highway, Mr. Magoo
Chicago – (February 2, 2009) — A pair of Kawasaki’s star riders will be on-site this weekend at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Chicago, February 6-8. Drop by to catch eight-time AMA Drag Racing Champion Rickey Gadson and Stunt Rider Jason Britton – host of SPEED TV’s Superbikes show – at the Kawasaki display! Autograph sessions will take place Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Also, come by the Kawasaki display and check out Rickey and Jason’s personally customized Ninja® ZX-14 sport bikes. Both Ninjas are out-of-this-world, yet completely street-ready. Each showcases unique styling based on each rider’s unique personality.
Rickey Gasdon’s Ninja ZX-14 “The Tribute” was designed and built by Steve Kehler of Tricked Out Custom Cycles (TOCC), in commemoration of Rickey’s 25 years of drag racing. Jason Britton’s Ninja ZX-14 was designed and built by Nick Anglada of Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC).
For the 16th consecutive year, Cycle World, the world’s most popular motorcycle magazine, is the title sponsor for the series and leading manufacturer Toyota will return for the 11th year as presenting sponsor. The show will be open to the public Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located at 5555 North River Road, in Chicago. Show hours are Friday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is $13 for adults and $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free. On Family Day, Sunday, February 8, children 11 and under are admitted free with a paid adult admission. Discount tickets and a half off coupon for Ladies Night on Friday, February 6 are available on the Web at www.motorcycleshows.com. The Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® presented by Toyota is the world’s largest motorcycle show series. For more information, call 800/331-5706 or visit motorcycleshows.com.
See Ricky’s Bike Below
Saw this at the 2009 Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in NYC this past weekend, Jan 16-18. The good folks at Harley Davidson pit on the clinic. I also notice that HD has many initiative underway to support the smart and safe growth of Woman taking to the road on a motorcycle. You should check it out at HarleyDavidson.com Great presenters too.
Softail frames for motorcycles are also known as another type of swing arm frame which provides the soft ride,with the look of a hardtail. Motorcycles with softail frames ride quite different than those with rigid frames. The kidney-jolting road bumps feel much smoother and most riders find these bikes more comfortable for long trips.
How, exactly, does the softail frame with it’s swing arm assembly work to provide the softer ride? The rear tire of the cycle must be connected to the frame. The difference between the two frame types is the way in which this connection is made.
A softail frame contains a pivot joint between the rest of the frame and the rear wheel assembly which supports the wheel and the rear suspension. Also, in a softail, there is rear suspension, including shock absorbers which remove some of the bumps that can be so hard on the rider’s back.
The softail swing arm attaches to the frame behind the center of gravity on the motorcycle and the pivot joint is almost always higher than the hub of the rear wheel. This provides stability and prevents ’squat’ when accelerating.
Alot of stock motorcycles are softails. Custom built bikes can have either type of frame and many of the highly customized cycles have hardtail frames. For riders that really prefer the comfort of the softail ride, there is no reason not to fully customize a softail frame. Even choppers, raked and lowered with long, extended fork assemblies can be built around a softail frame.
So, you might see why some people strongly prefer a softail frame over a rigid frame. It’s really simple; it is difficult to enjoy long road trips where most of the day is spent on the pavement which is frequently less than smooth.
As more and more motorcycle enthusiasts, many of which are baby boomers, get a bit older, comfort can be a major factor. No longer are motorcycles something that only the young ride for transportation. It’s not uncommon to see groups of motorcycles ridden by retirees heading to Bike Week, Biketober Fest, or another major motorcycle gathering. America is aging and therefore more riders are older and seek the comfort factor.
One major difference between softail frames and the hardtail frame is the way the road feels to the rider. Hardcore bikers tend to love the way the hardtail allows the feel of the road to be felt through the frame, making the rider feel almost as if they are part of the road.
Is a softail frame the right choice for you? That is a question only you can answer. It all boils down to your riding stamina, how much you love that sense of feeling the road through the wheels, up into the frame and into your body, and sometimes just by what motorcycle you are accustomed to riding.
Tyler Powers is a contributing author and webmaster for http://www.custom-choppers-guide.com Article slightly edited by Bill Mercado Editor for Iron Biker News
Opening Day Photos from Cycle World 2009 NYC. Saw the Honda Fury World debit unveiling, the Ricky Gadson Kawasaki Tribute Bike, Some great new stuff from East Side Custom Choppers of Walden, NY and Craig Whitford of Craig’s Custom Trikes- one of the original Biker Build Off crew. When it comes to trikes, Craig is in a class by himself. Lots of horsepower. See below for event details.
Everyone was very accessible and willing to answer any questions. The 28th annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show presented by Toyota open next week at New York’s Jacob Javits Center and promises to be one of the best sows in recent years. Many bikes will be making their World or North American debut at the show, including the World Debut of the Victory concept bike along with new models from Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Vespa and the new electric bike; Vectrix Vx-1E and Vx-2. Iron Biker News will be attending the event and will report back on what’s new and exciting in Motorcycles today. Where Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001 Friday, January 16 Noon - 9:00pm Saturday, January 17 9am - 9:00pm Sunday, January 18 9am - 5:00pm Admission Adult: 1-day $17 (save $2 online!) • 2-day $25 (box office only) • 3-day commemorative pass $30 (online only) | Children 6-11: 1-day $6 • 2-day $10 (box office only) • 3-day commemorative pass $10 (online only) Children 5 & under free; Sunday is Family Day — All kids 11 and under are free on Sunday with adult paid admission. Buy your e-tickets and 3-day commemorative pass online and save! Box Office Ticket Promotions: * Women Ride! ½-Off Coupon For Friday Admission! Ladies, download your ½-price admission coupon here. * Sunday is Family Day! All kids 11 and under are free on Sunday with adult paid admission. Cash only at the ticket booth. Be prepared — the convention center may not have an ATM. Prefer to buy at the box office, but still want a discount? Click here Just In, Honda to unveil the new Honda Fury in it’s World debut.
July 24-26, 2009
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Iron Biker News to attend the The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Show set for 2009 in Lexington Ohio. Vintage bikes, rides and a huge swap meet to enjoy with the IronBikerNews.com crew.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that the 2009 edition of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will take place July 24-26, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has grown to become America’s grandest celebration of motorcycling heritage, and features numerous activities inspired by all eras. The weekend is loaded with highlights, including the world’s largest motorcycle swap meet, where collectors from throughout North America spread out over 35 acres to sell everything from fork boots to books to complete bikes. Also on tap are demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, bike shows, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame auction, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, club corrals that feature both marque and regional clubs, and guided rides through the rolling Ohio countryside.
In addition, the weekend is scheduled to feature a full slate of American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association competition, including road racing, motocross, observed trials, cross country and dirt track for both vintage and post-vintage motorcycles.
All proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in nearby Pickerington, Ohio.
2009 marks the 18th year of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and the event’s 15th year at the world-class complex of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In 2008, nearly 70,000 attendees converged on Mid-Ohio for the mid-summer extravaganza, which featured Triumph as the Marque of the Year, and AMA racing legends Bill Baird and Gene Romero as co-Grand Marshals.
Tickets for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2009 will become available from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course beginning on Nov. 30, 2008, at www.midohio.com or by phone at (800) MID-OHIO.
More announcements regarding the details of 2009 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be made soon, including the Marque of the Year, the Grand Marshal honoree and additional activities and exhibitions.
Attention New York City Area Motorcyclists!
Motorcyclists who live in, commute to/from, or just visit New York City should be aware that the New York City Council will seek to mandate stock exhaust systems on all motorcycles.
On December 18, the City Council will consider Int 416-A, an ordinance that would prohibit parking any motorcycle equipped with straight pipes on the streets of the city of New York. The ordinance defines a “straight pipe” as any exhaust system other than stock.
Read the December 12 AMA press release and decide for yourself if this ordinance is fair. If you agree it isn’t, take action - time is short.
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Texas Racing Legend Colin Edwards Set To Sign Autographs and Greet Fans
At Cycle World International Motorcycle Show Presented by Toyota in Houston
This Saturday, November 22
The Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® presented by Toyota rolls its 13-city nationwide tour into the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas this Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23. This motorcycle extravaganza is an all access pass to the world of motorcycling with hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for both new and experienced riders.
Catch A Chat with Colin Edwards!
This is a great opportunity to see and talk with local Texas racing legend Colin Edwards. Edwards burst onto the international racing scene in 1995 racing in the World Superbike Championship for Yamaha. He is a two time World Superbike Champion, winning the title in 2000 and 2002. Since 2003, he has been racing in the elite MotoGP class, returning to Yamaha in 2005. He will continue to race with Yamaha through 2009 looking to rack up more podium finishes and find that elusive first MotoGP race win.
Mark These Times on Saturday at the Houston International Motorcycle Show:
Saturday, November 22
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Colin Edwards Q&A Session with Arai’s Bruce Porter and Show Spokesperson Robert Pandya in The Hub
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Colin Edwards Autograph Session in Yamaha display- FREE posters while supplies last!
This plus the new ’09 models, great vintage displays, awesome Customs, demo rides and a Kane Friesen sportbike stunt show.
Show Hours: Friday, November 21, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054