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S&S Cycle: Recent new products from the Viola, Wisconsin home of ‘Proven Performance’ include a carbon fiber version of the iconic Teardrop air cleaner; a 50-state legal Sidewinder 2-1 with stainless steel header and 4.5” muffler for Twin Cam and M-8 Tourers; a choice of complete M-8 cam chest kit options; and a 50-state legal and CARB compliant ‘Grand National’ 2-2 full system with hidden crossover for 2018 and up M-8 Fat Bob Softails; Mustang Seats: Along with Kuryakyn, the Three Rivers, Massachusetts based seat manufacturer is part of MAG’s Accessories Group, under the leadership of Greg Heichelbech. Recent new designs include an updated addition to its popular Fastback series - the all-new HighTail Fastback for ‘06-’17 Dyna and ‘08-’19 Touring models, with marine grade fiberglass seat pan and additional diamond stitched option available as part of the Dave Perewitz Signature Series by Mustang; plus the Wide Tripper for all ‘14-later Chief, Chieftain, Springfield and Roadmaster models; that makes Tucker the ‘Good Guys’ again.” Blackwell’s first significant role in the powersports industry was as President of Metzeler Pirelli in North America, a role he had for nine years. He then spent 14 years at LeMans, initially as a pioneer of the Brand He followed that by running PG&A for KTM North America, then got a call from Motovan, Canada owners Mike and James Paladino. They had completed buying MTA Distributing from Larry Popp and wanted Blackwell to head up the headquarters operations they were “make Tucker the ‘good guys’ again” National Cycle: Recent new products from the Maywood, Illinois based manufacturer include a choice of three aerodynamically tuned 4.5 mm Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate VStream windshield options for Indian Chieftain and Roadmaster models, and a return to inventory for the popular Heritage line of Beaded Heavy Duty windshields with the Heritage and classic styles available for immediate shipping - including the much sought after red and blue Beaded Heavy Duty windshields with separate components. Available options include the National Cycle 5-bolt three- piece beaded construction pattern and vintage style OEM 7-bolt pattern hardware; Maxima Racing Oil: With inventory now additionally being held locally for dealers and their distributors in Europe, Maxima has developed a well thought out V-twin oil and lubricants range for custom shops and authorized dealers that incudes ‘Oil Change in a Box’ and custom oil filter program options for M-8 and earlier Harleys; 26 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - MARCH 2019 Manager role, and then for many years as VP Sales and Marketing. Blackwell’s twin passions are motorcycles and bicycles, and after LeMans he managed to scratch an itch to return to his native California working for the Accell Group, one of the world’s leading bicycle, parts and accessories distributors. transferring from Louisiana to California. After three years as President at MTA, another call came from MAG, and Blackwell is now faced with what will be one of the biggest challenges of his life - to make Tucker an effective competitor for the market leading distributor he did so much to build Avon Tyres: The big news from the British custom tire market leader was of the launch of the next generation Cobra, the Cobra Chrome, and associated sponsorship of the Freestyle class and winner at the 2018 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, staged at the hugely popular INTERMOT Customized, Cologne, Germany, in October;