TRAVIS PASTRANA TO JUMP AN INDIAN® SCOUT® FTR750


TRAVIS PASTRANA TO JUMP AN INDIAN® SCOUT® 

FTR750 IN HISTORY®’S
THREE HOUR LIVE EVENT, EVEL LIVE PREMIERING SUNDAY, JULY 8 AT 8PM ET/5PM PT

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Las Vegas, NV / May 14, 2018 – Nitro Circus and Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced today that Travis Pastrana will be jumping an Indian Scout FTR750 when he looks to pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and surpass America’s most iconic daredevil. “Evel Live”, an unprecedented three-hour live event premiering Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT on HISTORY® in partnership with Nitro Circus, will see Travis Pastrana attempt three of Knievel’s most famed jumps on the Scout FTR750, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars, 16 Greyhound busses, and the ill-fated Caesars Palace fountain jump that left Knievel grasping for his life. If successful, Pastrana will be the first individual to complete all three jumps in one three-hour timespan and on a motorcycle similar to those Evel used.

The Indian Scout FTR750 is a flat track racing motorcycle designed to push the boundaries of speed and redefine control with two wheels firmly on the ground. Rewinding time, you find the motorcycles Evel jumped were designed for similar purposes. However, neither were intended for jumping.

“It was extremely important to use a motorcycle similar to the ones Evel jumped. The Indian Scout FTR 750 is just that, a modern-day evolution of the flat track motorcycles of the past,” said Pastrana. “It has the power I need and handles well, but I’m only going to have a few days to get comfortable on it, not to mention I’ve never jumped a V-twin before. I’ve got my work cut out, but we’re used to going big at Nitro Circus, so we’ll make it happen.” 

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The Indian Scout FTR750 is far different from the lightweight motocross bikes you would typically find Travis Pastrana jumping. The engine of the FTR750 features a powerful 750cc 53-degree V-Twin and utilizes 43mm conventional front suspension with an adjustable Ohlin’s mono-shock on the rear. Introduced in the American Flat Track racing series in 2017, the Indian Scout FTR750 secured 14 victories along with the manufacturer’s and rider’s championship in its first year of competition.

“We couldn’t be more excited for Travis to be piloting the Scout FTR750 as he looks to make history by recreating three of Evel Knievel’s most historic jumps in a single evening,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director, Marketing and Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “Evel Knievel is truly a global icon, and we’re proud to be a part of this incredible event that pays homage to his legacy in such grand fashion.”  

Will Travis Pastrana successfully complete all three jumps on the Indian Scout FTR 750? Tune-in to HISTORY® on Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT to find out.

To learn more about the Indian Scout FTR750 and Travis Pastrana’s attempt to make history with it on “Evel Live,” as well as for periodic updates leading up to the event, visit IndianMotorcycle.com or follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Cardo Systems Announces Availability of PACKTALK BOLD


Cardo Systems Announces Availability of PACKTALK BOLD – The World’s First Natural

Voice-Command Operated Motorcycle Communications System

 

Advanced Voice-Command System Combined with Dynamic Mesh Communication™ Technology Takes Motorcycle Communication to A Higher Level


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Plano, Texas (May 7, 2018) – Cardo Systems, the global market leader in wireless communication systems for motorcyclists, today announced availability of the next generation of its ground-breaking PACKTALK system at specialty retailers and Cardosystems.com. The world’s first natural voice-command-operated motorcycle communications system, PACKTALK BOLD utilizes Cardo’s proprietary Dynamic Mesh Communication™ technology to create the industry’s most-sophisticated and dynamic motorcycle communications system. 

Introduced in Milan last November at EICMA, PACKTALK BOLD represents a new standard in ease-of-use and seamlessly integrates with Apple’s Siri™ and “OK Google” ™ voice-command platforms. With natural voice-command, riders can simply say, “Hey Cardo” to the system spontaneously and the always-on system reacts instantaneously. It no longer requires a specific activation action such as push-to-talk. Instead, the system allows riders to keep their hands on the bars at all times and is a significant advancement over current systems that required sometimes tedious and ineffective activation commands. With PACKTALK BOLD, Cardo leapfrogs the limited-natured discourse about the ideal button control, and instead adds a new dimension of always-on, natural voice commands. 

 

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“PACKTALK BOLD is the world’s most powerful, yet easy to use, motorcycle communication system, and we’re thrilled to bring it to North American riders,” said Dr. Abraham Glezerman – Cardo’s founder and CEO. “With PACKTALK BOLD we’re taking rider safety to the next level: Instead of fidgeting with buttons or wheels, riders can now voice-control their unit on the go in a natural way and without ever having to take their hands off the bars.” 

PACKTALK utilizes Cardo Connect™, Cardo’s new minimalistic and intuitive mobile app for setting and controlling the company’s entire FREECOM and PACKTALK line of devices on the road. Using natural language commands and the all-new Cardo Assistant App, riders can use PACKTALK BOLD without having to touch any button or remove a hand from the handlebar. 

PACKTALK BOLD takes flight via Cardo’s state-of-art Dynamic Mesh Technology, allowing up to 15 riders to wirelessly communicate with each other with the same ease of connecting just two. Unlike Bluetooth communications, Dynamic Mesh Communication-powered devices are interconnected, thus allowing a group of riders to seamlessly join, leave or change positions at a distance of up to five miles without causing a breakdown in communications, while the self-adjusting network automatically works to keep the riding group connected. And with class-leading wind-noise suppression, a rider’s voice always comes through crisp and clear.

“PACKTALK BOLD merges pioneering Dynamic Mesh technology with smoothly activated natural voice commands, to deliver a superior riding experience that simply can’t be understated," said Dr. Glezerman.

The system uses a single-unit design simply clipped to a helmet and featuring a slick roller controller for easy volume adjustment. Its rider-to-rider range is up to one mile or up to five miles when used in a group mesh arrangement. 

Cardo also announces availability of PACKTALK SLIM, an integral communicator packing the same performance inside a 0.25” super sleek and thin shell. PACKTALK SLIM is recommended by HJC. It also fit a host of other premium helmets from manufacturers such as Shoei, Arai, Bell and others.

PACKTALK BOLD and PACKTALK SLIM use Bluetooth 4.1 to easily connect with mobile devices like phones and GPS units, as well as universal connectivity to any Bluetooth communicators. It also features automatic volume control, smart intercom/music mixing, rider-to-passenger audio sharing, FM radio, and up to 13 hours of talk time. 

Both PACKTALKs retail at an MSRP of $329.95 for single units and $579.95 for a DUO set. 

The new PACKTALK BOLD and SLIM systems join Cardo’s FREECOM and Q-solo lines of Bluetooth communicators. All Cardo units are IP67-certified as fully waterproof, not simply water-resistant like lesser communicators, and all feature a two-year warranty and a U.S.-based customer-support system. 

You can find more information about Cardo Systems at www.cardosystems.com. Also visit us and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Cardo
Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle communication systems. The company’s products, now available in over 85 countries, are the world’s leading communication devices for the motorcycle industry.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ADDS HILLCLIMB & MORE TO 115TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES


HARLEY-DAVIDSON ADDS ADRENALINE-PULSING HILLCLIMB & MORE TO 115TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES

 

Harley-Davidson Unveils More than 80 Events Across 20+ Venues, All Packed Into Five Days


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MILWAUKEE  (May 3, 2018) Harley-Davidson is set to take grass-roots racing over the top with the addition of Hillclimb Motorcycle Racing to a slate of wide-open competition, moto-culture-centric activities and street  parties during the Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Celebration in  Milwaukee August 29-September 2.

The Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Hillclimb, which will offer a taste of Harley-Davidson heritage while showcasing the heart-pumping excitement of today’s racing action, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1 at Little Switzerland, a 200-foot-high ski hill in Slinger, Wis.

“It will be rider and machine against gravity on a steep-and-gnarly course up the face of the ski hill,” said Harley-Davidson Marketing Lead Eric Jensen. “Hillclimb is one of the original forms of motorcycle competition and a big part of our history that’s celebrated by The Hill Climber statue at the Harley-Davidson Museum. This event is a natural fit for our anniversary weekend as we put motorcycle culture on full display.”

 

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Other racing action scheduled for the anniversary weekend includes: Flat Out Friday Powered by Harley-Davidson (Aug. 31) featuring bar-to-bar indoor flat-track racing on the concrete floor of Panther arena in Milwaukee on an oval circuit soaked with sticky Dr. Pepper syrup. Also, Run What You Brung Drag Racing Powered by Harley-Davidson (Aug. 31) will put participants side-by-side and head-to-head round after round at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wis. Race entry information and event details are posted at h-d.com/115.

“This is an anniversary celebration not to miss,” said Heather Malenshek, Vice  President, Marketing, Harley-Davidson. “There will be moto-culture  activities perfect for riders and non-riders alike, as well as families. Most activities will be free and open to the public, but if attendees want to upgrade with exclusive experiences and limited-edition merchandise, we have designed special anniversary rally packs.”

The three Rally Packs at https://www.harley-davidson.com/store/115RallyPack?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10152 include a special wrist band good for drink  discounts and other perks at Anniversary venues, VIP motorcycle parking, limited-edition merchandise and special access at many events. Only 400 Chrome Packs, the top tier package, and less than 1,000 second-tier Rides Home Packs remain. Rally Packs are available at h-d.com/115pack and quantities are limited.

MAKE YOUR PLANS TODAY
With Sunday marking115 days until the start of the Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, anticipation is building. Five  neighborhoods throughout the Milwaukee area are throwing parties during the anniversary weekend. Wear a Rally Pack wristband to any of these street parties and receive a discount on a select beverage purchase plus other perks. See all street party details at h-d.com/115.

The Harley-Davidson Museum®<https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/museum.html> will be the epicenter of 115th Anniversary activities in Milwaukee. The Museum will host entertainment on two  stages, motorcycle field games, a custom bike show, tattoo artists, local food and more. Paid admission is required to enter the Museum, but  all H.O.G. members enjoy complimentary admission with a valid H.O.G. membership card and photo identification.

The Harley-Davidson 115th and H.O.G. 35th Anniversary Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park will celebrate 35 years of the Harley Owners Group and 115 years of Harley-Davidson with Full Throttlefest, a traveling version of the world-famous Full Throttle Saloon featuring Rhett Rotten’s Wall of Death, Circus Una’s Highwire Thrill Show, the Urias Globe of Death, a bungee slingshot, helicopter rides and nightly concerts.

“Harley-Davidson, Full Throttle and all of our Harley-Davidson riding brothers and sisters from around the world are a recipe for the best party on the planet for 2018,” said Jesse James Dupree of the Full Throttle Saloon. “Harley-Davidson represents 115 years of American history and we are honored to be helping throw this amazing party on the Milwaukee lakefront.”

More information on all Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration events and activities, including factory tours and Juneau Avenue Global Headquarters visits, the H-D Police and Civilian Skills Competition, Harley-Davidson Museum activities, self-guided local rides, is available at h-d.com/115.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company  has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and  custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line  of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise,  riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.
 

Alta Motors Competes for the Podium at the Erzberg Rodeo


Alta Motors Competes for the Podium at the Erzberg Rodeo—the Most Challenging One-Day Motorcycle Race in the World

Alta Factory Racing team riders, Ty Tremaine and Lyndon Poskitt, will make history as they pilot the first electric motorcycles ever to compete for the podium at the off-road event


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San Francisco, CA, May 8, 2018 – Alta Motors, the leader in performance electric motorcycles, will make two-wheel history as the first electric motorcycle factory race team to compete for the podium at the Erzberg Rodeo. Ty Tremaine and Lyndon Poskitt will ride the next generation of Alta’s popular off-road Redshift to compete against gas- bike competitors. By entering the Erzberg Rodeo, Alta continues to prove that its electric motorcycles are capable of competing at the highest level.

Part of the Red Bull Hard Enduro Series, Erzberg Rodeo is a 35 km race in the mountains of Austria where riders attempt to summit steep hillclimbs and daunting obstacles such as rock beds, boulder fields, and slick, wooded sections. Over 2,000 riders attempt to qualify for 500 starting slots in the main event. Only a small handful go on to finish the race within the four-hour time limit. In 2017, only 25 riders completed the race, and in 2016, only 9.

Erzberg will be Ty’s first time tackling Erzberg, but his experience as a two-time X Games Finals competitor signals he will be a force to be reckoned with on the “Iron Mountain.”

“Having the opportunity to make history by riding the first electric is an honor,” commented Ty Tremaine. “After the past few months racing the Redshift, I am confident it will give me my best shot at conquering the Iron Mountain.”

Alta Motors also secured Lyndon Poskitt, a professional off-road racer, Dakar rally veteran, and producer of the popular off-road motorcycle travel series, Races to Places, to race the Redshift at Erzberg. His extensive experience as a professional rider and previous participation at Erzberg will make him a serious contender at this year’s race.

“After challenging Erzberg on a rally bike last year, I’m eager to see what I can accomplish on a premium bike that is designed specifically for this environment,” said 

Lyndon Poskitt. “Partnering with Alta made sense because they’ve built a bike that delivers the control and power critical for this type of race—it just happens to be electric.”

“We built the Redshift to compete head-to-head with the best gas bikes in the most brutal environments in the world. The Erzberg extreme enduro is the place to demonstrate that,” said Alta Motors Chief Technical Officer and co-founder, Derek Dorresteyn. “The race comes at a time when electric bikes are struggling for acceptance in international competition. We are grateful that the Erzberg organizers share our belief that competition should be about advancing technology—not restricting it—and that they are providing a platform to demonstrate that electrics should have the right to compete.”

About Alta Motors

Alta Motors is a global leader in lightweight electric vehicles with a proprietary mobility platform that offers new levels of power density and economics. It leads the industry with a complete portfolio of battery and drivetrain components, an existing fleet of lightweight vehicles manufactured at its world-class Brisbane, California, facility and a full customer backlog. Alta’s award-winning Redshift platform is now available to riders at over 50 U.S. dealerships across the United States. Please visit us at: www.altamotors.co

Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart


INDIAN MOTORCYCLE & CAREY HART BRING V-TWIN-POWERED ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION TO TROOPS AT U.S. ARMY GARRISON STUTTGART

Indian Motorcycle Takes Hart’s “Good Ride” Fund-Raising Platform Overseas as Part of Iconic American Brand’s Broader Efforts to Support Active U.S. Military & Veterans

Indian Motorcycle Dealer Test Ride Program to Raise up to $30,000 for Infinite Hero Foundation

During the Month of May


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MINNEAPOLIS (May 1, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, and freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart have partnered to take Hart’s Good Ride fund-raising platform overseas to active soldiers based at U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Stuttgart in Germany. On May 20, Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart will honor U.S. military soldiers and the freedom they protect with an Armed Forces Day ride and barbeque celebration. In support of the honorary ride, Indian Motorcycle will donate up to $30,000 to the Infinite Hero Foundation from test rides completed at Indian Motorcycle dealerships during the month of May. In addition, donations to Hart’s Good Ride (a 501C3 charity) can be made at www.goodriderally.com in support of active American troops and veterans. 

In partnership with Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Indian Motorcycle and Hart will bring the Good Ride experience to a community of over 20,000 active military and their families. With an anticipated count of more than 200 participating motorcyclists, Hart will lead the ride from USAG Stuttgart through the picturesque Black Forrest and German countryside. Following the ride, the Armed Forces Day celebration will continue with a family-friendly barbeque, live music, prize drawings and a kids’ zone. 

 

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 “I’ve always held an immense sense of respect and gratitude for our troops, and that’s why I’ve made the military, both active and veteran, the focus of Good Ride’s efforts since day one,” said Hart. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to bring Good Ride directly to our active troops overseas.”

In support of Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart, Indian Motorcycle will run a test ride promotion that will raise up to $30,000 for the Infinite Hero Foundation. As the primary beneficiary of Hart’s Good Ride Rally, the Infinite Hero Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and accessibility of effective treatments for military heroes and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries. For every motorcycle test ride completed at an Indian Motorcycle dealership in the month of May, Indian will donate $20 in that rider’s name. Riders can schedule a test ride at a nearby Indian Motorcycle dealership atIndianMotorcycle.com.

“Indian Motorcycle’s commitment to the American military dates back to the first World War, and it’s something that will forever be a part of our brand DNA,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle Company. “It’s both an honor and a privilege to bring a little piece of home overseas to these brave men and women with this special Good Ride event and Armed Forces Day celebration.”   

To further the Armed Forces Day celebration, Indian Motorcycle dealerships around the U.S. and Canada will host honorary military events on May 19. Many dealerships will offer food, drinks, and giveaways, including an Indian-branded multi-tool. 

For more information about Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart, or to find a dealer near you, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter 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 visitwww.indianmotorcycle.com.

 

 

MOTO GUZZI USA DEMO TOUR


MOTO GUZZI USA BEGINS 2018 DEMO TOUR

Demo Rides for Laughlin River Run, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Americade and Thunder In The Valley Enthusiast Events with Full Range of Motorcycles


NEW YORK, NY – April 25, 2018 – Moto Guzzi USA hits the road with a national demo tour promoting the latest models. The eagle brand from Mandello will kick off the tour in the west at the Laughlin River Run, and continue on to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering before heading east to Americade and Thunder in the Valley rally in June.

Moto Guzzi product specialists will be at each event to demonstrate the model range, and engage a growing enthusiast audience of Guzzisti across the United States. Available at each event, attendees will have the ability to ride the dynamic Moto Guzzi MGX-21 bagger, California 1400 Touring, Eldorado and Audace 1400 models, as well as the ever-popular smaller displacement standards V9 Roamer, V9 Bobber, and V7III models.

Thousands of motorcyclists from all over the continent will now be able to ride Europe’s most storied brand for themselves. Arriving from the shores of Lake Como to the pristine American backdrop of some of America’s most scenic riding, Moto Guzzi encourages all attendees to experience a piece of history and unique character that has made these motorcycles legendary.

DETAILS

 

LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN

The Laughlin River Run is a four-day rally for all riders and enthusiast alike featuring Nevada gaming, 200 exhibitors, Poker Runs, Custom Bike Show, Free Outdoor Entertainment; all on the banks of the majestic Colorado River. Historic Route 66 and other desert riding destinations offer great scenery and wide open spaces you’ll experience on various organized rides.  

Demo Rides:

Wednesday, April 25th, 12pm-5pm

Thursday, April 26th, 10am-5pm

Friday, April 27th, 10am-5pm

Saturday, April 28th, 10am-5pm

For more information please visit www.laughlinriverrun.com  

 

THE QUAIL MOTORCYCLE GATHERING

2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering! With over 300 motorcycles on display and 3,000 guests in attendance, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering features one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage and modern motorcycles all hosted on the stunning green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California.

Demo Rides:

Saturday, May 5th, 10pm-4pm

For more information please visit

 

AMERICADE

Celebrating its 36th year, Americade is a week-long festival of motorcycling, offering guided and unguided tours through the beautiful Adirondack Park and Green Mountains of Vermont, erecting Americade’s Expo with nearly 200 industry vendors, and offering more motorcycle events than virtually any other event in the U.S. "We very excited about Moto Guzzi's and Aprilia's return to Americade!" said Christian Dutcher, Americade's Director. "Our attendees love these Italian brands, and look forward to seeing them every year." 

Demo Rides:

Tuesday, June 5, 9am-4pm

Wednesday, June 6, 9am-4pm

Thursday, June 7, 9am-4pm

Friday, June 8, 9am-4pm

Saturday, June 9, 9am-3pm

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THUNDER IN THE VALLEY MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Celebrating its 21st annual rally this June, Thunder in the Valley® Motorcycle Rally in Johnstown, PA has planned its best party yet. Just east of Pittsburgh, the rally feature live music, a host of vendors, stunt shows, and American Motor Drome Wall of Death. Thunder in the Valley is rally-goers chance to tour everything that beautiful western Pennsylvania has to offer – including Johnstown’s aesthetic beauty surrounding National Parks-Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Johnstown Flood National Memorial and the Flight 93 National Memorial. This is the year to experience Moto Guzzi and the beautiful Alleghenies region. Demo rides will be available:

Demo Rides:

Thursday, June 21, 9am-5pm

Friday, June 22, 9am-5pm

Saturday, June 23, 9am-5pm

Sunday, June 24, 9am-3pm

More information available at: www.johnstownthunder.com

Additional model information, special offers, dealership locations, and more can be found at

MotoGuzzi.com

Moto Guzzi Americas Facebook

Moto Guzzi Americas Instagram

Moto Guzzi Americas Twitter

2018 HANDBUILT MOTORCYCLE SHOW INFO GUIDE


2018 HANDBUILT MOTORCYCLE SHOW SPONSORED BY MOTO GUZZI USA

The 5th Annual Event Continues Partnership of 5 years, Now Includes Thursday Kick Start Party


WHO: Moto Guzzi USA and Revival Cycles

WHAT: 2018 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show sponsored by Moto Guzzi

WHERE: Austin American Statesman 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

WHEN: Thursday, April 19th, 7-10pm (Pre-Party at South Congress Hotel)

Friday, April 20th, 6pm-12am

Saturday, April 21st, 12pm-12am

Sunday, April 22nd, 12pm-6pm

HOW: RSVP at www.handbuiltmotorcycleshow.com

 

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DETAILS:

Scheduled to coincide with the 2018 MotoGP Round at Circuit of the Americas, Revival Cycles will be hosting the fifth annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, continuing sponsorship with Moto Guzzi, the only manufacturer to support the show since its inception. The show continues as a fixture of the race weekend, providing world-class custom motorcycles and entertainment, suitable for all-ages, right in the heart of Austin, TX.

As a celebration of motorcycle heritage and design, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show presents a wide variety of unique machines, from vintage road racing motorcycles to modern customs and everything in between. For 2018, the show jumps to a new location, at the Austin-American Statesman, 305 S Congress Avenue, giving patrons an even larger and more engaging celebration of machines.

To get the race weekend into gear, Moto Guzzi will present the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show Kick-Start Party, Thursday, April 19, 7-10pm at the South Congress Hotel – 1603 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704.

 

 

Moto Guzzi USA will display their own custom motorcycles, developed as a part of the V9 Pro Build project, each models origin built from stock Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber or Roamer motorcycle. The V9 Pro Builds include customs by Handbuilt organizer’s Revival Cycles (Austin, TX), Craig Rodsmith (Chicago, IL), Moto Studio (Miami, FL), and Untitled Motorcycles (San Francisco, CA).

Additionally, for the first time in the United States, Moto Guzzi will display the 2018 Moto Guzzi V7III Milano, V7III Rough, V7III Carbon Dark, and V7III Carbon Shine.

More information about The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, and its sponsors available at: http://www.handbuiltmotorcycleshow.com


Find out more about the latest Moto Guzzi products, offerings and test ride opportunities at: MotoGuzzi.com, , Moto Guzzi Americas Facebook and Moto Guzzi Americas Twitter pages

Introducing REAX Moto Apparel


REAX MOTO APPAREL OFFERS RIDERS A SUBTLE, STYLISH APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE & PROTECTION

From the Parent Company of RevZilla and Cycle Gear Comes a New Brand Focused on Premium Function and Thoughtful Form


PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2018 – After a decade of experience interacting with riders and reviewing product, RevZilla has partnered with its parent company, COMOTO to bring to life REAX, a new apparel brand focused on thoughtful design features, within a casual, refined aesthetic that riders will appreciate. 

 

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The new line, comprised of riding jackets, pants and gloves, is grounded in the belief that premium motorcycle performance and protection apparel, need not look overly technical or excessive. Instead, REAX features a wide variety of thoughtfully engineered features and benefits, virtually hidden within the apparel’s more understated design aesthetic. The full line is now available at revzilla.com, cyclegear.com and all Cycle Gear store locations nationwide. 

“Our aim was to deliver designs that weren’t overtly technical, but instead, subtly revealed performance features in a manner that was more thoughtful and purposeful,” said Roger Sgarbossa, Vice President, Product Development for COMOTO. “More often than not, truly sophisticated technology comes at a price point that’s unrealistic for many riders. With REAX we wanted to bring those same technologies to a wider range of riders.”

 

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The initial line from REAX was designed to address quintessential rider styles, from the timeless style of the Folsom classic leather jacket to the more casual on-or-off-the-bike versatility of the Ludlow textile hoodie, or 215 protective riding jeans. The line also addresses weather-intensive riding conditions with the Ridge multi-season jacket, pants and waterproof gauntlet gloves, as well as high-performance scenarios with the Alta mesh jacket and pants, Jackson sport leather jacket and Castor sport leather gloves.

REAX offers all the critical performance and protective features riders expect, including reinforced or double-layer impact and abrasion areas, fine-tuned and adjustable ergonomic rider fits, water proof device pockets and integrated reflective elements. But the line is most characterized by the subtle incorporation of thoughtful and purposeful design features, such as a hidden magnet located on the back of the Ludlow Jacket that keeps the hood from flapping on the road, or offering three different knee pad positions within pant designs — all without Velcro so there’s no scratch.

 

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A sharp understanding of the needs and preferences of riders, after more than a decade of ongoing interaction their customers, is what motivated COMOTO to develop its own private label with REAX. The vision for the line was grounded in developing gear that would appeal to the widest range of riders, offering the specific features and benefits they need without anything superfluous. 

“We are product geeks and after all the years of ongoing interaction with our customers, it made sense to take that knowledge and perspective and pour it into something of our own,” said Matt Kull, CEO of COMOTO and RevZilla co-founder. “Rider preferences are incredibly diverse, and nothing is for everyone. That said, we’re excited by what we’re delivering with REAX and hope it will resonate with the riding community.”

To see the full line of REAX riding apparel, visit www.reaxmoto.com, www.revzilla.com, www.cyclegear.com , or your nearest Cycle Gear location. 

 

About COMOTO

Formed in 2016 through a partnership between J.W. Childs & Associates and the founders of RevZilla, COMOTO is a platform dedicated to advancing the experience of motorcycle enthusiasts across North America. COMOTO’s brands, RevZilla and Cycle Gear, deliver premium and exclusive products, dedicated expertise, an enthusiast community, and customer support to moto consumers through best-in-class eCommerce and retail experiences.