American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 236 March 2019 - Page 24

Progressive Suspension: Founded in 1982, and one of the oldest names in the custom suspension business, recent new products include a full suite of suspension upgrade options for the M-8 Softails including monotube and remote adjustable preload shock absorbers, drop-in fork lowering kits, fork monotube kits with external preload adjustment and fork spring kits; www.progressivesuspension.com that is important at the dealer level of the business, then so it has to be equally as important at the top of the organization they are representing and asking the dealer to buy from. “Of course, there is also a need for outside experience and skillsets, but there has to be a balance. To Nickel. TR was one of 15 distributors we had as Metzeler Pirelli, and I still have a lot of friends here from those days, people I used to go out on the road with and who are still here at Tucker, who bleed Tucker. “I look at what they’ve been through and I think ‘that’s a true passion for “my own dealings with Tucker go way back” encounter an ownership team and a Board that ‘gets that,’ and is seeking to ensure that it achieves that balance and the credibility that gives, can only be good for everyone. “From a personal point of view my own dealings with Tucker Rocky, as it was, go way back to the days when I was the ‘Metzeler’ guy in the industry, to the days of Joe Piazza and Bob your company,’ and with the ownership and the leadership I see people who understand and value that passion and who want to harness it. In coming here, I have encountered a company that wants to get back to greatness, and who understand what it is going to take to achieve. “So those two things made me decide that I wanted to be part of the team Roland Sands Design: One of the leading brand development case studies in excellence of the past decade, whether it is bikes, parts, accessories or apparel, the RSD brand stands for cutting edge aspirational design that reaches across the generations and speaks ‘New Gen’ like no other; www.rolandsands.com 24 BikeMaster: Tucker’s BikeMaster program includes one of the widest ranges of workshop equipment, service items and accessories available. From its versatile 1,100 lb capacity center jack to an adjustable motorcycle dolly, ultra-high performance fully synthetic engine oils, lithium-ion battery charger/maintainer, tire change stand with bead breaker, sealed design motorcycle chains, and heavy duty Moto Tubes, parts, accessories, chemicals and more; www.bikemaster.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - MARCH 2019 Kuryakyn: Now under the leadership of former H-D, Triumph and BRP man Greg Heichelbech (seen here on the left), recent new products from the legendary Somerset, Wisconsin based accessory specialist have included a major update to its Hypercharger ES program for M-8 Softails and an innovative lighting collaboration with market leading Bullet and Micro custom LED specialist Kellermann; www.kuryakyn.com Vance & Hines: Recent new products from the Santa Fe Springs, California based manufacturer include 2-2 Staggered Big Shots with Power Chamber for M-8 Softails; hand TIG-welded 304 stainless steel 2-1 ‘Upsweep’ for M-8 Softails; Pro Pipe 2-1 system for M-8 Softails with V-profile header, welded collector heat shield and 4 1/2 inch stepped megaphone; and ‘Code: Read’ - a smartphone diagnostics tool that allows DTC read and clear and real-time live sensor data view; www.vanceandhines.com Burly Brand: A brand aimed specifically at ‘New Gen’ consumers that has grown steadily under the discerning guidance of MAG’s Sean Delshadi - from Hex air cleaners, MX style footpegs, handlebars and cable kits to sissy bars, an easy clutch, seats, foot controls, canvas luggage, suspension, fairings and lighting; www.burlybrand.com www.AMDchampionship.com