FTR 1200 ARTIST SERIES TANK COVERS: D*FACE

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE UNLEASHES V-TWIN-POWERED FINE ART WITH ITS FTR 1200 ARTIST SERIES TANK COVERS

Five Limited-Edition Designs From Five Renowned Artists To Be Unveiled June 13 At Wheels & Waves


MINNEAPOLIS (May 30, 2019) – In a dynamic, creative display of artisanship, Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its FTR™ 1200 Artist Series, a collaboration with five renowned artists on a limited-edition line of tank covers for its all-new FTR 1200. Only 100 tank covers of each design will be produced, with the five unique designs to be unveiled on June 13 at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, France.  Sets will be available from select Indian Motorcycle dealers for $699. 

Indian Motorcycle curated a lineup of artists with extremely distinct styles from street graffiti to modern abstract, in order to appeal to a wider range of consumer preferences. The artistic tank covers will allow FTR 1200 owners to instantly transform their bike into a piece of mobile fine art, while also increasing their personal connection to the FTR 1200.  

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The five artists include:

Steve Caballero: A legendary skateboarding icon and original member of the famed “Bones Brigade,” Cab has forged his legacy by turning pools and half pipes into canvases for his skate artistry. Over the years, he has become well-known for his extraordinary “low-brow,” hot-rod-culture-inspired original art work. His designs are now highly sought after by brands and collectors across the skate and art industries. 

D*Face: D*Face (a.k.a. Dean Stockton) is a leading figure in Urban Contemporary Art, inaugurating his career on the streets more than 15 years ago. He originally entered the scene by hand-drawing stickers and posters, adhering them all over London and beyond for the unsuspecting public to discover. His work has since evolved, from fine art gallery shows to full-scale outdoor mural installations that transform urban landscapes and high-rise buildings into massive works of art. 

Adam Turman: A home-grown visionary from Indian Motorcycle’s very own backyard of Minneapolis, Turman is known best for large-scale, vivid and dynamic wall-mural installations throughout the Midwest. He began his art career by creating gig posters for local bands, taking inspiration from the bold, graphic style of 1980s comics and heavy metal art. Turman’s keen ability to marry his bold, vivid artistic visions with strategic-marketing objectives has made him one of the Midwest region’s most sought-after commercial artists. 

ThankYouX: ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009 spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were his initial calling card, they were only scratching the surface of his multi-faceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety expanded, the nature of his expression evolved to modern abstract designs that stand in contrast to the more conventional graffiti-inspired street-art paradigm. His unique brand of street art has captured attention and earned acclaim around the world.

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RISKA true “O.G.” in the world of graffiti, RISK began his career as a founding member of the WCA (West Coast Artists) graffiti crew.  RISK was one of the first graffiti writers in Southern California to paint freight trains and pioneered the use of billboards and freeway overpasses as artistic canvases.  Over several decades his career has transitioned from the streets to museums, galleries and clothing lines.  Risk is an innovative contemporary artist who now incorporates everything from advanced: "color theory" to "neon" in his body of work.

The FTR 1200 stands as Indian Motorcycle’s most-customizable platform to date, featuring four distinct accessory collections, designed to modify the bike’s overall look and feel based on the unique tastes and styles of different riders. With its fuel tank located beneath the seat, the FTR 1200 airbox sits directly over the motor where fuel tanks more commonly reside. This allows for tank covers that are easy to remove and interchange, making the process of customization and personalization even more efficient for riders.  

“Art and motorcycles share a common thread of self-expression, and for motorcycles, customization is where self-expression truly comes to life,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director of Marketing and Product for Indian Motorcycle. “The FTR 1200 and its diverse accessory collections, were purposefully designed to enable a rider’s desire for self-expression, and the Artist Series serves that same purpose in a highly artistic fashion.”

An episodic content series, scheduled to debut shortly after Wheels & Waves, will showcase each of the five artists, their design process, and their unique airbox cover designs. To learn more about Indian Motorcycle visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle Company 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.

LIVEWIRE BECKONS A NEW EXPERIENCE

HARLEY-DAVIDSON LIVEWIRE BECKONS A NEW MOTORCYCLING EXPERIENCE

The Dynamic Performance of Electric Power Fused with Rider-Connected Technology


MILWAUKEE (July 11, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ is an all-new, all-electric motorcycle; an exhilarating and evocative new model designed to offer the rider a high-performance motorcycling experience infused with a new level of technology, and the premium look and feel of a Harley-Davidson product. 

Propelled by the immediate torque of the H-D Revelation™ all-electric powertrain, the LiveWire motorcycle is capable of rapid acceleration with just a twist of the throttle – no clutching or gear shifting required. An optimized center of gravity, rigid aluminum frame and premium adjustable suspension components give the LiveWire motorcycle dynamic handling. With up to 146 miles of range, performance is optimized for the urban street-rider.

The LiveWire model is the first in a broad portfolio of electric two-wheelers designed to establish Harley-Davidson as the leader in the electrification of motorcycles. Its debut is a significant part of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan to accelerate building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments, broader access and a commitment to strengthen dealers globally.

The LiveWire motorcycle will be available in 2019 through select authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships in the United States, Canada and most European countries where Harley-Davidson conducts business, with expanding global availability planned for 2020 through 2021. LiveWire MSRP is $29,799*.

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The LiveWire Motorcycle Riding Experience

The LiveWire model offers an all-new motorcycling experience – accessible to new riders and thrilling for accomplished motorcyclists. The LiveWire motorcycle radically alters many of the sensations that have previously defined motorcycling; the H-D Revelation powertrain delivers extreme power in a seamless rush while the simplicity of operation allows the rider to focus more completely on the real thrill of motorcycling – the dynamic sensations of acceleration and motion.

  • Amazing acceleration: The instant torque provided by the H-D Revelation powertrain delivers exhilarating acceleration from a stop; the LiveWire motorcycle can rush from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 3.0 seconds and 60 to 80 mph (100 to 129 kph) in 1.9 seconds. Because maximum torque is always on tap, roll-on acceleration for passing from any speed is outstanding.

  • Twist-And-Go: Electric power requires no clutch and no gear shifting, greatly simplifying operation for new riders. All riders will also appreciate the braking effect of the power regeneration mode as it adds charge to the battery, especially in urban traffic that often requires a lot of slow-rolling and stop-and-go riding.

  • Minimal NVH (Noise/Vibration/Harshness): The H-D Revelation electric powertrain produces minimal vibration, very little heat, and minimal noise, all of which enhance rider comfort. When the rider activates the LiveWire motorcycle powertrain, the electric motor will produce a subtle pulsing of torque, a heartbeat sensation designed to let the rider know the bike has come to life and is ready to ride. The pulsing ceases when the motorcycle begins to move, and resumes when the motorcycle comes to a stop. The LiveWire model is designed to produce a mechanical signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates and gains speed; a new sound that represents the smooth, electric power of the LiveWire motorcycle.

  • Ease of Maintenance: The LiveWire motorcycle is convenient to own because many of the routine maintenance items required of a motorcycle powered by an internal combustion engine are eliminated: there’s no engine oil to change, and no spark plugs, air filter or primary drive to service. Electric power also eliminates maintenance issues associated with ethanol-blend gasoline and off-season storage. The LiveWire motorcycle does require inspection or service of some mechanical and consumable items, such as the drive belt tension, gearbox oil, brake fluid and brake pads, and tires, at recommended intervals and pre-ride. The high-voltage battery has a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

  • Performance and Range Optimized for the Urban Rider: The high-voltage battery provides 146 miles (235 km) of city range or 95 miles (152 km) of combined stop-and-go and highway range as measured using the MIC City and MIC Combined tests**. DC Fast Charge (DCFC) technology provides a 0-80 percent of battery charge in 40 minutes or 0-100 percent charge in 60 minutes.

  • Leading in Electrification: Harley-Davidson has committed to lead in the electrification of motorcycling and creation of a strong network of charging stations globally is part of that commitment. Harley-Davidson is focused on providing ample opportunities for riders to charge their motorcycles – at home, at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships, and at other convenient places. All participating authorized Harley-Davidson dealers selling the LiveWire model will offer a public DCFC charging station at their dealership. U.S. LiveWire customers will receive free charging on ChargePoint stations at participating LiveWire dealers for the first two years. Additionally, Harley-Davidson will provide U.S. LiveWire owners with 500 kW of free charging service at Electrify America DCFC charging stations.

  • High-Performance Handling and Control: The LiveWire motorcycle is designed to deliver nimble, agile handling for confident control on urban streets and a thrilling ride on curving backroads.

    • The center of gravity has been optimized to enhance traction, braking, and cornering performance.

    • A lightweight cast aluminum frame is extremely rigid and contributes to the precise, responsive handling that makes the LiveWire model exciting to ride in any situation.

    • Premium high-performance SHOWA® BFRC™ (Balanced Free Rear Cushion-lite) mono-shock rear suspension is fully adjustable and designed to deliver a comfortable ride and precise handling.

    • Premium SHOWA® SFF-BP® (Separate Function front Fork-Big Piston) front suspension matches the performance and adjustability of the rear shock and delivers exceptional low-speed damping control – ideal for composed control in typical urban riding conditions.

    • Brembo® Monoblock front brake calipers grip dual 300 mm-diameter rotors and deliver outstanding power with a crisp feel for confident braking performance.

    • Premium co-branded H-D®/Michelin® Scorcher Sport tires (180mm rear and 120mm front widths) are designed specifically to enhance the handling performance of the LiveWire model.

LiveWire Motorcycle Technology

The LiveWire motorcycle is equipped with a full suite of electronic rider aids and interfaces for a completely connected experience. (See a separate release for more LiveWire Technology details)

  • The Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) utilize Cornering Enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (C-ABS), Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS) and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) to give the rider more confidence and control in less-than-ideal situations.

  • A 4.3-inch color TFT touchscreen (thin-film-transistor, a type of liquid-crystal display noted for high image quality and contrast) located above the handlebar offers the rider a wide range of information on a display that’s bright and easy to read.

  • Seven selectable Ride Modes electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle and the level of RDRS intervention.

  • A Daymaker® LED headlamp cleanly illuminates the road with brilliant light. LED signal, brake and tail lamps are bright and conspicuous in traffic.

  • H-D™ Connect service technology provides cellular connectivity that can link a LiveWire owner with their motorcycle through their smart phone using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson™ App.

LiveWire Motorcycle Styling/Design

The LiveWire model creates a design foundation for coming Harley-Davidson electric vehicles that projects authentic Harley-Davidson styling.

  • The LiveWire follows a key Harley-Davidson styling dictum: the focus is on the motor. Just as the engine is the most eye-catching element – the crown jewel – of every previous Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the H-D Revelation electric motor is the first-look focus of the LiveWire motorcycle. Its bright case and mechanical, muscular shape is meant to convey the power it contains.

  • The cast-aluminum case for the high-voltage battery has been deliberately, highly styled with functional cooling fins that suggest the attractive, repetitive horizontal cooling fins on an air-cooled engine.

  • The rear fender hugs and moves with the wheel so that it almost disappears from sight. This permits the high, wasp-like contour of the tail section below the seat.

  • A paint treatment was selected to reflect the advanced technology of the LiveWire motorcycle. The tone of this paint finish gives it the look of anodized metal and is available in two exclusive colors: Yellow Fuse, and Orange Fuse. The LiveWire model is also available in Vivid Black.

  • A selection of new accessories specific to the LiveWire motorcycle will available at launch, including a two-up seat and tail section, a speed screen blade, decorative trim, hand and foot controls and a motorcycle cover with a charging cord port. Many existing Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories, including hand and foot controls, mirrors and Spectra Glo™ decorative lighting, may also be used to customize the LiveWire model.

* Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

**Riding range estimates provided following SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure and are based on expected performance of a fully-charged battery when operated under specified conditions.  Actual range will vary depending on riding habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit h-d.com.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PARTNERS WITH VETERANS CHARITY RIDE

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PARTNERS WITH VETERANS CHARITY RIDE FOR 5th ANNUAL “MOTORCYCLE THERAPY” ADVENTURE TO STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Veteran Non-Profit Organization Uses “Motorcycle Therapy” to Rehabilitate & Support Veterans Returning from Combat


Salt Lake City, Utah (July 10, 2019) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its continuing support and sponsorship of the fifth annual Veterans Charity Ride (VCR) to Sturgis. The veteran operated non-profit organization uses “motorcycle therapy” to help fellow veterans readjust to civilian life. The 2019 ride will feature a record number of female veterans, who will be sharing their decorated military careers and passion for motorcycles with their peers.

This year’s ride to Sturgis will take off on July 25, 2019 from Salt Lake City, Utah, winding through the famous Pikes Peak range in Colorado before making it to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. The group will be riding a variety of Indian Motorcycle models with custom-built Champion Sidecars for amputee and paraplegic veterans. The journey not only delivers the freedom of the open road and cathartic experience only a motorcycle can deliver but allows the veterans to bond by sharing stories and engage in peer-to-peer discussions.

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“We are extremely proud to be back for our fifth consecutive year helping veterans through our motorcycle therapy ride to Sturgis,” said Dave Frey, U.S. Army Veteran and Veterans Charity Ride Founder. “We cannot thank Indian Motorcycle enough for their long-standing support. More than just providing bikes, they support our program as a whole and truly create an experience that helps our vets transition to life as civilians.” 

The VCR connects veterans in a peer mentor environment that reintroduces veterans back into the civilian community to reconnect with the country they served. VCR offers holistic and nature-based programs specifically designed to help wounded, severely injured, and amputee veterans from all branches of service. Throughout the ride, the VCR stops by several small towns to make connections and to honor and celebrate our nation’s veteran heroes.

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“Each year we are touched by the inspiring stories from our veterans and the incredible growth they experience from the Veterans Charity Ride,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “We’re honored to continue our relationship with Veterans Charity Ride, and proud of the work they do for our veterans.”

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This year’s ride will feature a total of 17 veterans. Among those, eight are returning veterans who will mentor the nine veterans who are new to the program. This year’s ride features four female veterans, the most to join in a single year for VCR. Among some of the riding veterans this year, include:  

US Army Chief Warrant Officer Kaylan Harrington comes from a long line of veterans spanning back to WWI and has been riding motorcycles since she was 16. After several tours of duty, Harrington returned to Afghanistan with NATO Special Operations Detachment and continued to work with local children, building schools, helping abused women, and expanding educational opportunities for girls.  

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Eric “The Iron Fist” Morante is a three-tour Marine veteran, whose loss of his leg did not stop him from fulfilling his dream and became the first Marine amputee sanctioned to compete in boxing in the United States. 

Jared “Bones” Thomas spent more than eight years as an Army combat medic who first joined VCR on the ride to Sturgis in 2018. The ride had such a profound effect on him he chose to come back this year and help lead the ride. 

The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis was conceived and developed by veteran Army Paratrooper Dave Frey and Emmy Award-winning producer and director Robert Manciero of Full Vision Productions, leveraging the therapeutic effects of motorcycle riding to create an adventure of a lifetime for wounded veterans.

To support the Veterans Charity Ride, donate, or to learn more visit IndianMotorcycle.com and VeteransCharityRide.org. Riders can also follow along on Indian Motorcycle’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and Veterans Charity Ride’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle 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 brand new stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

ABOUT VETERANS CHARITY RIDE

Veterans Charity Ride (VCR), started by veterans for veterans, is a non-profit organization that delivers Motorcycle Therapy and additional life changing, life-saving holistic programs specifically designed to assist wounded and amputee combat veterans with their needs and the issues they deal with on a daily basis. Helping our fellow veterans through outreach, action, activities, education and follow-up is what drives our organization. The end result of our program is a healthier and happier, more capable individual, who is now living life in a much better physical and mental condition, and able to help and support other veterans to do the same. Visit www.veteranscharityride.org to learn more and support this worthy cause.




Mayo Moto Street Classic Exceeds All Expectations

The First Annual Mayo Moto Street Classic Exceeds All Expectations and Revitalizes the Tulsa Moto Scene.

RSD Super Hooligan National Championship and the Mayo Moto Museum teamed up to present the “Mayo Moto Street Classic”, a two-wheel festival, filled with racing, art, and live music in the heart of Tulsa Oklahoma Saturday, June 15th


LOS ALAMITOS, CA March 26, 2019 – The inaugural Mayo Moto Street Classic brought a unique blend of, art, live music custom motorcycles and more to the heart of Tulsa’s East Village on June 15th

When the Moto Classic Events series was developed it was the intention to evangelize hooligans and spread the gospel of 2-Wheel badassery to the furthest reaches of the planet. When Roland and team were considering different locations, it was decided. “If we are going to push this thing to the edge we might as well start from the middle.” Said Roland. So, for the 5th stop of the Super Hooligan National Championship Series presented by Progressive and powered by Indian Motorcycle the team partnered with the Mayo Moto Museum to bring the first annual Mayo Moto Street Classic.

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The festival coincided with the official grand opening of the Mayo Moto Museum, a motorcycle and memorabilia collection boasting 200+ rare and unseen vintage bikes and hosted the fifth stop of the RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Tour, a series of heavy bike flat track motorcycle races across the U.S. curated by Roland Sands Design and Moto Classic Events, a California-based motorcycle, product, apparel and event company.

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In addition to the races, the Mayo Moto Street Classic included a variety of activations including the Rockstar VIP and tasting booth, the Ives brothers Globe of Death, local food trucks, native craft beer, the Stay Gold art show featured art from esteemed international artists John Hammer, Jose Gallina, and Joseph Hitzelberger. MX legend and AMA outlaw Ronnie Mac celebrated his birthday with special guests Larry Enticer and YouTube sensation Danny Duncan. Pit Vipers Sunglasses gave out rad shades if you were adventurous enough to allow them to give you a mullet or an “old man cut” which is a shaved top with the back and sides still kept long. STACYC was on hand to give the kiddos demos on their very cool electric mini bikes and Super73 brought out an entire fleet of demo and race bikes. The BELL stunt team was also on hand wowing the fans with skids, wheelies and burnouts all while Live musical performances from Electric Rag Band, The Dustin Pittsley Band, Golden Ones, Seth Lee Jones Band, Paul Benjaman Band, and southern soul rockers, JJ Grey & Mofro played throughout the day and well into the evening.

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“We were so excited to be a part of this event,” says Jason White, 2003 Heisman winner and Vice President of Air Comfort Solutions, the festival’s presenting sponsor. “This festival was beyond what we could have expected and drew people from all over the country to our city, giving us an opportunity to showcase all Tulsa has to offer. We were particularly happy to be able to contribute some of the proceeds back to the hardworking Oklahoma teachers.”

  “It was incredible to bring the Super Hooligans to Tulsa,” says RSD founder, Roland Sands. “Super Hooligan racing is unlike anything else. The racing. The format. The individuals and the vibe are truly unique.” We built a racetrack in the middle of downtown Tulsa, over a variant of surfaces and obstacles. The track straddled the line between insanity and insane fun and we can’t wait to bring it back next year.” Added Roland.

 

About Mayo Place: 

Located on the future site of the Mayo Place Development, The Mayo Moto Museum features over 200 rare and vintage motorcycles and related memorabilia. The museum is staffed by a team of volunteers and will be open free to the public on Saturdays between 10 AM & 2 PM, beginning Saturday, June 22. For more information, visitwww.facebook.com/MayoMotoClassic

 

About Roland Sands Design:

Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product, apparel, and event company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building, and design. Their inspiration comes from a high-performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. RSD lives the two-wheeled life, and its crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, and custom bike builders and riders. It's this diversity that allows RSD to work with the best in the industry on a wide variety of projects. Follow all bike builds, new products and the life and times of the Roland Sands Design crew at www.rolandsands.com.

 

About Roland Sands:

Roland Sands has been racing since the age of five and won an AMA 250GP national Road Racing Championship in 1998. With racing and performance as his inspiration, Sands has since become an award-winning custom motorcycle builder and founder of Roland Sands Design.

GoFundMe Fundraising Page Created in Honor of Carlin Dunne

Ducati North America and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb create GoFundMe account to support mother of Carlin Dunne following his passing.

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Mountain View, Calif., Wednesday July 3, 2019 – Following the tragic death of the Spider Grips Ducati motorcycle rider on June 30, 2019 while racing at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Ducati North America and The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have created a GoFundMe online fundraising account to support Carlin’s mother, Romie, during this difficult time. His loss is felt throughout the international motorcycling and racing community.

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Carlin was a 4-time champion of the Hill Climb, won Rookie of the Year in 2011 and broke the 10-minute barrier the following year, setting a new course record that stood for five years. He then selflessly volunteered two race seasons as part of Ducati’s Squadra Alpina Team, with the Race Smart program, mentoring rookie riders as they first came to race the mountain. Carlin documented his week leading up to the race which is true picture of both the man and competitor.

He was loved, respected and admired by all those whose lives he touched. Following the race, at the Awards Ceremony on Monday, competitors paid tribute to Carlin as a mentor, a friend, a competitor, a racing icon and about the impact he made on their lives.

In addition to his efforts at Pikes Peak, Carlin’s passion for two wheels took on all forms. He raced and won the Score Baja 500, competed in the Score Baja 1000, was one of the first two riders to traverse the La Carrera Panamericana, competed in the Super Hooligan series Bonneville Land Speed Racing, was a pioneer in Freeride Mountain biking, served as a partner in Ducati Santa Barbara and performed motorcycle stunt work for both television and film, among many other accomplishments.

All proceeds raised through the GoFundMe account will go directly to Carlin’s mother, Romie, to help with expenses and to honor his legacy with a celebration of Carlin’s life in Santa Barbara a month from now.

Many have already committed to a contribution of $932 in honor of what would have been his record setting run. We would appreciate any donation to support Carlin’s mom with funeral expenses and Carlin’s celebration of life.


This is the only official channel for donations and support.

The official GoFundMe account can be found here:

https://www.gofundme.com/carlin-dunne-932

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE UNLEASHES V-TWIN-POWERED FINE ART

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE UNLEASHES V-TWIN-POWERED FINE ART WITH ITS FTR 1200 ARTIST SERIES TANK COVERS 

Five Limited-Edition Designs From Five Renowned Artists To Be Unveiled June 13 At Wheels & Waves


MINNEAPOLIS (May 30, 2019) – In a dynamic, creative display of artisanship, Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its FTR™ 1200 Artist Series, a collaboration with five renowned artists on a limited-edition line of tank covers for its all-new FTR 1200. Only 100 tank covers of each design will be produced, with the five unique designs to be unveiled on June 13 at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, France.  Sets will be available from select Indian Motorcycle dealers for $699. 

Indian Motorcycle curated a lineup of artists with extremely distinct styles from street graffiti to modern abstract, in order to appeal to a wider range of consumer preferences. The artistic tank covers will allow FTR 1200 owners to instantly transform their bike into a piece of mobile fine art, while also increasing their personal connection to the FTR 1200.  

The five artists include:

Steve Caballero: A legendary skateboarding icon and original member of the famed “Bones Brigade,” Cab has forged his legacy by turning pools and half pipes into canvases for his skate artistry. Over the years, he has become well-known for his extraordinary “low-brow,” hot-rod-culture-inspired original art work. His designs are now highly sought after by brands and collectors across the skate and art industries. 

D*Face: D*Face (a.k.a. Dean Stockton) is a leading figure in Urban Contemporary Art, inaugurating his career on the streets more than 15 years ago. He originally entered the scene by hand-drawing stickers and posters, adhering them all over London and beyond for the unsuspecting public to discover. His work has since evolved, from fine art gallery shows to full-scale outdoor mural installations that transform urban landscapes and high-rise buildings into massive works of art. 

Adam Turman: A home-grown visionary from Indian Motorcycle’s very own backyard of Minneapolis, Turman is known best for large-scale, vivid and dynamic wall-mural installations throughout the Midwest. He began his art career by creating gig posters for local bands, taking inspiration from the bold, graphic style of 1980s comics and heavy metal art. Turman’s keen ability to marry his bold, vivid artistic visions with strategic-marketing objectives has made him one of the Midwest region’s most sought-after commercial artists. 

ThankYouX: ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009 spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were his initial calling card, they were only scratching the surface of his multi-faceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety expanded, the nature of his expression evolved to modern abstract designs that stand in contrast to the more conventional graffiti-inspired street-art paradigm. His unique brand of street art has captured attention and earned acclaim around the world.

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RISKA true “O.G.” in the world of graffiti, RISK began his career as a founding member of the WCA (West Coast Artists) graffiti crew.  RISK was one of the first graffiti writers in Southern California to paint freight trains and pioneered the use of billboards and freeway overpasses as artistic canvases.  Over several decades his career has transitioned from the streets to museums, galleries and clothing lines.  Risk is an innovative contemporary artist who now incorporates everything from advanced: "color theory" to "neon" in his body of work.

The FTR 1200 stands as Indian Motorcycle’s most-customizable platform to date, featuring four distinct accessory collections, designed to modify the bike’s overall look and feel based on the unique tastes and styles of different riders. With its fuel tank located beneath the seat, the FTR 1200 airbox sits directly over the motor where fuel tanks more commonly reside. This allows for tank covers that are easy to remove and interchange, making the process of customization and personalization even more efficient for riders.  

“Art and motorcycles share a common thread of self-expression, and for motorcycles, customization is where self-expression truly comes to life,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director of Marketing and Product for Indian Motorcycle. “The FTR 1200 and its diverse accessory collections, were purposefully designed to enable a rider’s desire for self-expression, and the Artist Series serves that same purpose in a highly artistic fashion.”

An episodic content series, scheduled to debut shortly after Wheels & Waves, will showcase each of the five artists, their design process, and their unique airbox cover designs. To learn more about Indian Motorcycle visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle Company 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.

Denton Moto Born Free 11 Bike Build / Tucker Films & Photo

Denton Moto Born Free 11 Bike Build / Tucker Films

The Tucker Team once again heads west, this time in support our friend David Morales, co-founder of Denton Moto as he enters his 1957 Triumph “Freebird” in the Born Free 11 Invited Builders Show.

Enjoy short reel and images courtesy of our friends at TUCKER


 

“WOOLIE” RETURNS TO PIKES PEAK

DEUS EX MACHINA’S US MOTORCYCLE DESIGN DIRECTOR, MICHAEL “WOOLIE” WOOLAWAY RETURNS TO PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB WITH BRAND NEW BUILD.

~ New 200hp 1098 R Street Fighter Named “Beastie” to Make Race Debut ~

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Leave It Design, LLC announces the Kickstarter campaign launch for their flagship product - STATMOUNT. The campaign is now live at http://bit.ly/statmountLIVE.  Early backers can get up to 40% off the future retail price with many additional discounts for those who act quickly!

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Venice, Calif. (June 18, 2019) -  Woolie took everything he learned from his Pikes Peak experience last year and has set his sights on returning to the mountain with an even better build for the 97th annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), set to take place June 30th. Woolie made his Pikes Peak debut last year turning a lot of heads with a 2nd place finish in the exhibition class with a fast time of 11:40.742. 

This year Woolie returns to the mountain with an even better build and an eye on the top step of the podium “After making it through the Pikes Peak race week last year and struggling with the bike we built, I asked Deus if they would be ok with me cranking out a new bike. As soon as they agreed I jumped on the job as it was all fresh in my head.” Said Woolie.

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Last year’s bike started as a Ducati Hyper SP. The only parts from that bike that made it to the new build are the front number plate and the seat section, front wheel and electronics. The internals from last year’s motor were put into a set of sand cast cases from a 1098R used for the Homologation of the World Superbike spec 1098’s in 2007. A Nova gear box was added. First gear is as tall as last year’s second gear and the gears are a closer ratio making for way better acceleration.  The Hyper SP frame was swapped out for a Ducati Street Fighter with a welded-on head tube from a 999. The biggest change and what Woolie feels will give him a bigger advantage over last year’s bike is the longer magnesium swing arm and the World Super Bike pivot link with a shorter shock and adjuster. “I got it wrong last year as I did not realize how tight the Pikes Peak course was, so I had to mussel the bike around a lot. The goal this year was to build a light fast bike that was comfortable to ride and turned well and more importantly finished turns with ease.” Added Woolie. 

The new bike looks nothing like last year’s build and sits some 4 inches lower and sports a custom c.30 Chrome Moly subframe. The gas tank; modeled after Mark Marquez’s Honda GP tank holds just over 3 gallons and is made of 1100 O Aluminum. “I wanted the gas tank to be skinny and feel like it wasn't there, this bike is all about minimalism if I don't need it, it isn't there!” 

The motor was tuned by Mark Sutton as he is known to be one of the best in the US with the 1098 motors and is making over 180hp at the wheel at 340 lb’s wet. The bike also has no rider aided electronics, so it’s all up to Woolie. “Last year I learned so much and it would be like writing a book to explain it all, it’s like no other in the word and if I was to make a comparison to it I would say it’s more like Mountaineering in the sense that it is just brutal but after you are left with so much sense of accomplishment even if you got it all wrong.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb takes place on Sunday, June 30. Over the span of 12.42 miles, racers partake in 156 turns to reach the 14,115-foot summit. The first PPIHC was held in 1916 and continues to be one of the world’s most challenging road races. 

The debut of the Woolies new Deus Ex Machina build “Beastie” will showcase the race proven craftsmanship Woolie puts into all his builds.  

Motor: Ducati 1198R

Gear Box: Nova close ratio gear box.

Swing Arm: Ram magnesium unit from Italy 

Wheels:  BST Carbon Fiber 

Fork: Öhlins with an international kit 

Shock: Öhlins TTX sorter then stock unit with different valving for the longer swing arm and different link. All World SBK spec.

Breaks: Brembo with full footing rotors from break tech 

Rotors: Break Tech 

ECU: Micro Tech 

Exhaust: Ceramic coated Headers with twin carbon SC cans.