American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 222 January 2018 - Page 10

NEWS BRIEFS Dobeck Performance’s ‘AXIS’ test ride simulator is a combination video game riding simulator with built-in Dobeck ‘AXIS’ variable inertia dynamometer with patented direct torque measurement and integrated air turbine engine cooling. Motorcycle rentals pioneer Eagle Rider has sold its 20,000 sq ft Indian Motorcycle of Orlando store to Elmhurst, Illinois based iMotorsports, described as one of the largest used motorcycle dealers in the United States. This acquisition follows up on iMotorsports’ purchase of St. Pete Powersports, Florida. For 2018, the AMA is to sanction four Extreme Off-Road State Championships in the states of Texas, Michigan, California and Pennsylvania, and will recognize the overall winner of each event as an AMA state champion. AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla says: “This has been in the works for a few years now and came together as a result of the hard work of many clubs who will be hosting these extreme events. The top three overall finishers in each of the four AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships will have their entry fees waived and qualify to compete in Sunday’s racing at the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro, an AMA Grand Championship, scheduled for Aug. 18-19 in Sequatchie, Tenn. Courses are made up of a minimum of 50 percent natural, off-road terrain and may include manmade obstacles; features include Le Mans starts, timed sections, GPS navigation and course changes. Polaris has launched Polaris Adventures, a network of ride and drive destinations “from the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, and the desert terrain of Ocotillo Wells, Calif., to the epic mountain passes of Silverton, Colo., and the wooded trails and trout streams of Pittsburgh, N.H.” Area experts will provide worry-free ride and drive options in Polaris vehicles to create safe, memorable adventures for all skill levels. Pirelli has launched what it says is the world’s first “multi-compound” motorcycle tire. Derived from its experience as the tire supplier for the FIM WSBK Championship series, the Diablo Rosso Corsa II is a highperformance sport bike tire, said to be particularly good for riders who corner hard with greater lean angles. New England businessman James Jalbert’s collection of classic American motorcycles, which includes Indians, Harleys, Henderson and Excelsior will be auctioned by Bonhams in Las Vegas in January. Goodson adds Kibblewhite as valvetrain components of choice Winona, Minnesota based Goodson, the automotive and motorcycle engine builder tools and supplies specialist, has announced the addition of the Kibblewhite Precision Machining (KPMI) range of Harley-Davidson valvetrain components to its program. The company says it has spent several months working with Kibblewhite to ensure all the valves, guides, seals and spring kits are the same, if not better quality than those it had been previously supplying to V-twin engine builders. According to Dave Monyhan, Goodson National Sales Manager, “we have a full interchange from the AV&V part numbers to the Kibblewhite part numbers. We can now offer V-twin engine builders even more selection for most motorcycle applications. “We are very impressed by the quality and complete shipping confirmations we have received from Kibblewhite. This will reduce our shipping timeframe as well as eliminate the additional costs associated with importing products from other countries.” In other news, Goodson President Juan Roque is retiring, with former Controller Roger Schumacher taking over as President; Cammy Thomas is the new Operations Manager. www.goodson.com www.kpmi.us AirFX and Hawg Halters - first air suspension mono shock for 2018 Softail upgrade In collaboration with Georgia based Hawg Halters, Jeff Schwindt, founder of Terre Haute, Indiana based air suspension specialist AirFX has released details of what is thought to be the first performance air suspension mono shock for the 2018 H-D Softail platform. This new patented mono shock will feature the proven AirFX “No Air Bag Design” in a specifically engineered, mono shock that will deliver “outstanding cornering control, while reducing troublesome road feedback.” The AirFX Mono Shock features a dual piston design that increases the piston surface area, while reducing the air pressure and volume required to lift the bike. Each shock has two air chambers for lift and one for rebound in axial alignment. Robust spherical bearings are used in the upper and lower pivot points to minimize pivot friction. As with all AirFx mono shocks, this new design allows for adjustable rebound control by adding air to the shock through its remotely installed Schrader valve. The AirFX mono shock is black hard coat anodized, is rebuildable if ever needed, and offers a range of ride heights from stock to low. The efficient low operating pressure system requires a smaller compressor than most and “delivers the greatest reliability with a very fast lift time.” “Our new design delivers a smoother ride, increased handling performance, and greater durability while maintaining a body size equal to the PARTS AND ACCESSORIES stock shock,” says Schwindt. “No high pressure, just good old fashioned performance!“ www.hawghalters.com www.airfxusa.com 10 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - JANUARY 2018 www.AMDchampionship.com NEWS Goodson adds Kibblewhite as BRIEFS valvetrain components of choice Dobeck Performance’s ‘AXIS’ test ride simulator is a combination video game riding simulator with built-in Dobeck ‘AXIS’ variable inertia dynamometer with patented direct torque measurement and integrated air turbine engine cooling. Motorcycle rentals pioneer Eagle Rider has sold its 20,000 sq ft Indian Motorcycle of Orlando store to Elmhurst, Illinois based iMotorsports, described as one of the largest used motorcycle dealers in the United States. This acquisition follows up on iMotorsports’ purchase of St. Pete Powersports, Florida. For 2018, the AMA is to sanction four Extreme Off-Road State Championships in the states of Texas, Michigan, California and Pennsylvania, and will recognize the overall winner of each event as an AMA state champion. AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla says: “This has been in the works for a few years now and came together as a result of the hard work of many clubs who will be hosting these extreme events. The top three overall finishers in each of the four AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships will have their entry fees waived and qualify to compete in Sunday’s racing at the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro, an AMA Grand Championship, scheduled for Aug. 18-19 in Sequatchie, Tenn. Courses are made up of a minimum of 50 percent natural, off-road terrain and may include manmade obstacles; features include Le Mans starts, timed sections, GPS navigation and course changes. Polaris has launched Polaris Adventures, a network of ride and drive destinations “from the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, and the desert terrain of Ocotillo Wells, Calif., to the epic mountain passes of Silverton, Colo., and the wooded trails and trout streams of Pittsburgh, N.H.” Area experts will provide worry-free ride and drive options in Polaris vehicles to create safe, memorable adventures for all skill levels. Pirelli has launched what it says is the world’s first “multi-compound” motorcycle tire. Derived from its experience as the tire supplier for the FIM WSBK Championship series, the Diablo Rosso Corsa II is a high- performance sport bike tire, said to be particularly good for riders who corner hard with greater lean angles. New England businessman James Jalbert’s collection of classic American motorcycles, which includes Indians, Harleys, Henderson and Excelsior will be auctioned by Bonhams in Las Vegas in January. 10 Winona, Minnesota based Goodson, the automotive and motorcycle engine builder tools and supplies specialist, has announced the addition of the Kibblewhite Precision Machining (KPMI) range of Harley-Davidson valvetrain components to its program. 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