American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 224 March 2018 - Page 12

Biker’s Choice unveiled 2018 V-twin catalog at Dealer and Brand Expo luggage line, plus apparel from Black Brand, Speed & Strength and Roland Sands. Established market leaders in the catalog include the likes of S&S Cycle, Cobra USA, Andrews cams, Kibblewhite valvetrain system products, Avon Tyres, Barnett Tool & Engineering, BDL, James Gaskets, JIMS, Le Pera seats, Arlen Ness, National Cycle, TBR, Wiseco, Maxima, Drift, Galfer and DynaTek. At 2018 pages, the new 2018 V-twin catalog includes many vendors and brands making their first catalog appearance for Biker’s Choice – including Brass Balls Cycles, Lyndall Brakes, Mac Performance, Memphis Shades, Two Brothers Racing and VP Oils & Racing Fuels. MAG brands are also included, such as RSD, Burley, PM, Vance & Hines, Mustang and Kuryakyn, including their recently beefed up XKursion Hello Curtiss, goodbye hydrocarbons! Confederate Motorcycles has completed its transition to Curtiss Motorcycle with what CEO Matt Chambers says is “the first new Curtiss motorcycle in over 100 years.” In all likelihood it will also be the last too - at least the last internal combustion engine motorcycle under the Curtiss name as Chambers embarks on his plan to abandon hydrocarbons and re- invent as an E-bike manufacturer. Sharing a name with its famous World War II fighter plane ancestor, the new Warhawk pays homage to the man who invented the first American V-twin motorcycle – Glenn Curtiss. The announcement marks the first product release since Confederate Motors rebranded to Curtiss Motorcycle 12 earlier this year. “We’ve spent the past 27 years working to optimize and perfect Mr. Curtiss’ V-twin invention,” explained Curtiss CEO Matt Chambers. “Everything we know is built into this machine. Because the Warhawk is based on our acclaimed P51 Fighter, the engine, powertrain and chassis are as solid as a bank vault. But now, we’ve cranked it to 11. There are no more rabbits we can pull out of the proverbial hat. There’s simply no way to make a more explosive hot-rod American V-twin than the Curtiss Warhawk. “The American V-twin is undoubtedly the most iconic and revered powertrain in motorcycle history. As AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - MARCH 2018 we prepare to lead an all-new golden age of electrified motorcycles, this Curtiss Warhawk represents the best and final chapter in American V-twin power and refinement. We’re building a handful of these Warhawks in honor of Mr. Curtiss and as a bequest from the brand of yesterday to the brand of tomorrow.” Only 35 Curtiss Warhawks are scheduled to be crafted, with an MSRP of $105,000 USD. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Curtiss Motorcycle Company is on a mission to “lead an all-new golden age of sustainable motorcycles by designing and crafting the world’s best and finest electric motorcycles.” Las Vegas BikeFest changes date to coordinate with 2018 AIMExpo Las Vegas BikeFest has changed its dates to one week later, October 11-14, to be a part of a “Powersports Industry Week” in Las Vegas, with AIMExpo at Mandalay Bay (October 11-14) and the Monster Energy Cup at the Sam Boyd Stadium. “Las Vegas BikeFest is like no other rally,” says Mindi Cherry, Event Manager. “Taking place in the heart of Las Vegas, it provides the action of the "Vegas Vibe" that no other rally has to offer.” Additionally, the rally is moving to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center effective this year. The move creates an opportunity “to produce a bigger, better and Vegas style experience for vendors, riders and attendees.” Located next to the Fremont Street Experience at 3rd and Carson, the move is said to “put everyone within walking distance of more than 10,000 hotel rooms in Downtown Las Vegas and “allows for the rally to be much more cohesive. Rally Central will be inside the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and surrounding streets – “one main stage in the events center will be the focus of entertainment, Custom Bike Shows, activities, contests and more, making it easier for attendees to not miss out on any of the action. The move will also benefit rally vendors, giving them access to the 60,000+ daily visitors at the Fremont Street Experience.”