WOM EP21 Gary Kozmoto Mraz Interview & More

This week we kick the show off with the latest happenings in the world of motorcycling including the good news coming from the Petersen Automotive Museum, who is launching a brand new year long exhibition called Custom Revolution which kicks off April 14 and will run for an entire year. The exhibition is curated by good friend of the show Paul D’Orleans.

Of course we cover other news including 35 cyclists in Boston causing all sorts of havoc on Interstate 93 and more.

Then we move onto Behind the Bars where we cover the latest trends, new bikes and other cool stuff.

This week we bring on Gary “Kozmoto” Mraz Author, Moto Journalist and Industry Insider to share about his book series which began with Midnight on a Graveyard Run.

Gary shares with us how his first book came into being and how it led him into investigating the dark world of trafficking.

Gary not only shares about the horrific effects of trafficking and missing people he also has partnered up with a non-profit dedicated to finding these missing people.

For more about Gary visit his website at www.kozmoto.com and to find out more about how you can help with missing people visit www.411gina.org

Then it’s onto Between the Lines where John, Steve and Walt discuss this week’s safety issue.

Of course there’s our Weekly Trivia Question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

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Ducati 2018 Line Up Now at Dealerships

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With the riding season just around the corner, motorcyclists of all skill levels will now have the chance to experience Ducati’s newest 2018 model line-up. Now is the perfect time to visit your local Ducati showroom to test ride the Ducati of your choice.

The new models include the all-new Multistrada 1260 and Enduro Pro, Monster 821, XDiavel in Iceberg White, and the highly anticipated Panigale V4, our first four-cylinder mass production superbike. Please see the link below to schedule your test ride appointment.

Motus Motorcycles dealer network expands in California

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Beverly Hills, CA– Further expanding a carefully selected, high-caliber dealership network, Motus has added O’Gara Coach d/b/a Motus Westlake as an Authorized Motus Dealer. Like all Motus dealers, Motus Westlake is committed to providing an excellent customer experience with every sale. Motus manufactures comfortable sport bikes with accommodations for touring, perfect for the canyons around Los Angeles.

Located 3610 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, Motus Westlake offers superior customer service with a professional team to support valued customers. They pride themselves on having well-trained experts that strive for customer satisfaction. Motus Westlake has received their first shipment of Motus motorcycles, the world’s fastest production pushrod motorcycles.

“As a premium motorcycle dealership in one of the largest motorcycle markets in the US, we are proud to represent Motus and their incredible sport bikes as a fully stocking dealer in Los Angeles and Ventura County.”- Steve Myers, Platform General Manager, O’Gara Coach Company. “Motus is a great fit for many of our clients and we are already taking deposits on our first MSTs”.

Motus partners with existing, high quality dealerships known for superior service and a premium product mix. Each dealership has factory trained and certified technicians to service the full range of Motus motorcycles and American V4 Baby Block engines. Authorized Motus dealers also offer great financing with low rates and terms up to 84 months.

WOM EP20 Robert Pandya Returns & More

This week we kick the show off with the latest happenings in the world of motorcycling including the good news from Husqvarna ending the year with an uptick in sales then its the bad news of Harley-Davidson and the confirmation of their Kansas plant closure and the 800 workers that will be affected.

Then we move onto Behind the Bars where we cover the latest trends, new bikes and other cool stuff.

This weeks guest is friend of the show Robert Pandya who discusses with us the findings of his Give a Shift Report which was recently published.

Then it’s onto Between the Lines where John, Steve and Walt discuss this week’s safety issue.

Of course there’s our Weekly Trivia Question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

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WOM EP18 Dave Wiwchar of Port Alberni Interview & More

WOM EP18 Dave Wiwchar Chairman of the Port Alberni Toy Run Interview & More.

This week we kick the show off with the latest happenings in the world of motorcycling

Then we move onto Behind the Bars where we cover the latest trends, new bikes and other cool stuff.

Up next is Candid Conversations where we interview this week’s guest is Dave Wiwchar Chairman of the Port Alberni Toy Run and spokesperson for Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada the township that won the 2017 Canada’s most rider friendly city award.

Dave shares with us a bit about the island of Vancouver Canada and his township of Port Alberni is a beautiful place you may wish to explore on your next planned outing.

What began as 8 bikes has now turned into one of Canada’s largest and oldest toy runs with over 1500 bikes showing up and tens of thousands of dollars raised for charitable causes. What an inspiration for any small town who wishes to get their township on the map.

For more about the township and toy run check them out at https://www.portalberni.ca or http://www.portalbernitoyrun.ca

Then it’s onto Between the Lines where Steve and Walt discuss this week’s safety tip since John is away at a rider instructor class! Of course there’s our Weekly Trivia Question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

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Harley to hold Labor Day Weekend Party to Celebrate 115th Anniversary in Milwaukee

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES 115TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PLANS Ride into Milwaukee on Labor Day Weekend for the Motorcycle Party of the Year

MILWAUKEE (February 27, 2018) Milwaukee will be the center of the motorcycle universe over Labor Day weekend when Harley-Davidson riders and fans gather for the culmination of a year-long celebration of 115 years of riding freedom and the city’s most-iconic brand.

Plans for the Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, set for August 29 – September 2, include new venues, first-ever motorcycle racing and an unmatched taste of moto-culture.

“Harley-Davidson is gearing up to celebrate 115 years of the world’s best motorcycles here in Milwaukee,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President, Harley-Davidson Museum. “We’re welcoming everyone, motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from around the world, to the birthplace of Harley-Davidson to join in the celebration.”

New for the 115th anniversary in Milwaukee will be motorcycle events throughout the city. Harley-Davidson will host – for the first time ever – beach motorcycle racing on Bradford Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as sponsoring “Run What You Brung” drag racing, Flat Out Friday flat-track racing and more.

With acres of free outdoor activities all weekend long, the Harley-Davidson Museum will be the epicenter of 115th Anniversary activities in Milwaukee. The Museum will host motorcycle field games, a custom bike show, tattoo artists, live music, local food and more.

“This is an anniversary like no other we have thrown before,” said Heather Malenshek, Vice President, Marketing, Harley-Davidson. “It’s one you can’t miss, so don’t wait. Come this year and experience the excitement and thrill of motorcycle culture up close in all of its roaring, revved-up glory.”

The Milwaukee 115th anniversary celebration will start thousands of miles away on Tuesday, August 21 with Harley-Davidson Rides Home. Led by Motor Company executives, the Harley-Davidson Rides Home will convoy to Milwaukee, stopping at dealerships and adding more riders along the way.

“The rumble of our Milwaukee 115th Anniversary Celebration will truly be heard across the United States as Harley-Davidson Rides Home launch from the four corners of the country with rides rolling into Milwaukee from Seattle, San Diego, Ft. Lauderdale and Portland, Maine,” added Malenshek.

Fans can begin celebrating the 115th Anniversary today on social media using #HD115. Harley-Davidson is launching a global movement to celebrate freedom by collecting stories from fans around the world. The authors of the best 115 stories will receive a commemorative stainless-steel rivet displayed in a place of honor on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Additionally, one Monday in every month leading up to the anniversary in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson will hand over the reins of its social media channels to a H-D fan. They’ll share their stories and lead the conversation at #MotorcycleMonday to help extend weekends for all freedom-loving individuals who are part of our community today and for those yet to join. Visit Harley-Davidson on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to tap into motorcycle culture, read stories from riders and share your own.

A complete list of 115th Anniversary events and activities – including rides home details, Rally-Pack specifics and their exclusive benefits, motorcycle rentals, organized local rides, tour routes, street parties, as well as lodging and camping – is available at H-D.com/115.

Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee highlights include:

Harley-Davidson Museum: Central Rally Point 400 W Canal St., Milwauke

Harley-Davidson history and culture come to life at the Museum site, with free outdoor activities scheduled for the entire weekend including entertainment on two stages plus food and beverage vendors, photo opportunities and a display of the latest Harley-Davidson motorcycle models.

  • H-D Museum Archives and Tours: (Admission required) Motorcycles and artifacts tell the story of the Motor Company’s rich history. All H.O.G. members enjoy complimentary admission with a valid H.O.G. membership card and Photo ID. General Admission Museum tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. CDT March 9 at H-D Museum.
  • Custom Culture Artisans: See artists working in leather and steel, painting and drawing, and creating designer apparel.
  • MotoPhotoShow: Experience the moto-centric photography gallery featuring top artists and photographers.
  • Pinstriping: Customize your ride with pinstriping applied by professional artists.
  • Live Tattoos: Get the ultimate 115th Anniversary souvenir by professional tattoo artists.
  • Stunt Shows: Be amazed at the skills of top motorcycle stunt performers.
  • Museum H.O.G. Pin:O.G. Members can pick up a 2018 Museum H.O.G. Pin.
  • Sailor Jerry Cocktail Bar & Flash Art Gallery: Learn the story of Norman Collins (aka Sailor Jerry) as you share a cocktail and witness the emerging American counterculture who chose to live outside the lines.
  • 115th Anniversary Living the Legend Rivets: Celebrate your H-D journey or honor the legacy of a loved one with a customized Living the Legend Rivet permanently displayed on the Harley-Davidson Museum grounds. Order by June 15, 2018 for installation by the 115th Anniversary Celebration. H-D Museum
  • Motorcycle Field Games (Saturday 9/1) Help support the BUILD program and take part in vintage motorcycle games including Slow Races, Plank Ride, T-ball, Barrel Roll, Ball on Cone and Weenie Bite and. On-line registration will be live on the H-D Museum website in June.
  • 10th Annual Harley-Davidson Museum® Custom Bike Show (Sunday, 9/2) On-line registration for 12 show classes will be live on the H-D Museum website in June.

 Harley-Davidson 115th and HOG 35th Anniversary Moto-Carnival

This free party – to celebrate the 115th and 35 years of the Harley Owners Group – kicks off Wednesday as riders roll into Veterans Park. All weekend long the Full Throttle Saloon will serve up high-wire motorcycle thrill shows, Wall of Death and more. Come meet up with friends, grab a refreshing beverage, listen to some music and visit with locals at this carnival filled with riding and revelry.

Motorcycle Racing Action

  • Flat Out Friday Powered by Harley-Davidson Panther Arena, 400 W Kilbourn

See the best of indoor, flat track motorcycle racing as riders from both traditional and special classes compete on a soft-drink-syrup-covered track, creating the best of tight, bar-to-bar racing action. Tickets go on-sale later this summer.

  • Run What You Brung Powered by Harley-Davidson Great Lakes Dragaway,

Drag race side-by-side and keep getting back in line to show them what you got. Three performances by the Twin Stunts All-Harley Show. Tickets on sale at noon CDT March 9, 2018. Visit http://www.greatlakesdragaway.com for more information on practice sessions and to purchase racing and admission tickets.

  • Harley-Davidson Beach Racing at Bradford Beach

In a Harley-Davidson anniversary first, bikes will tear through the sand on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Free and open to the public, this beach-focused event will provide gritty fun for all ages. On Friday, racers will be wrenching and kicking up sand as they practice for the competition. Racers on vintage and new bikes will meet up Saturday and battle it out on an oval track created in the sand right on Bradford Beach.

Factory Tour: Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations

HOG 35th Civilian Skills Competition & Police Skills Competition

This is serious competition, with trained motor officers and civilian HOG members showcasing their riding skills through challenging patterns.

Motorcycle Parade

Riders from around the world will wave their hometown flags as fans line the route to see the beauty and the brawn of customized motorcycles and unique show bikes. The parade kicks off at 45th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, continues east through downtown Milwaukee and lands at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary and HOG 35th Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park.

 

Harley-Davidson collaborates with Alta Motors to produce new Electric Motorcycle

HARLEY-DAVIDSON INVESTS IN ALTA MOTORS; COMPANIES WILL COLLABORATE ON FUTURE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Collaboration Will Advance Application of EV Motorcycle Technology and Expand Electric Motorcycle Marketplace Combining Instant Torque and Quick Acceleration with Intuitive and Dynamic Motorcycle Design

MILWAUKEE (March 1, 2018) – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announced today that it has made an equity investment in Alta Motors, a leader and innovator in lightweight electric vehicles, and that the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development.

“Earlier this year, as part of our 10-year strategy, we reiterated our commitment to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders, in part, by aggressively investing in electric vehicle (EV) technology,” said Harley-Davidson President and CEO Matt Levatich. “Alta has demonstrated innovation and expertise in EV and their objectives align closely with ours. We each have strengths and capabilities that will be mutually beneficial as we work together to develop cutting-edge electric motorcycles.”

Harley-Davidson has already announced the planned launch of its first electric motorcycle, informed by Project LiveWire. That motorcycle is on track for release in 2019.

Since its inception, Alta Motors has designed and commercialized the world’s most advanced electric motorcycles, enabling everyone from pro riders to new riders to experience “the future of fast.”

“Riders are just beginning to understand the combined benefits of EV today, and our technology continues to progress,” said Alta Motors Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Marc Fenigstein. “We believe electric motorcycles are the future, and that American companies have an opportunity to lead that future. It’s incredibly exciting that Harley-Davidson, synonymous with motorcycle leadership, shares that vision and we’re thrilled to collaborate with them.”

As electric-drive innovation brings new levels of ease, accessibility and control, Harley-Davidson and Alta Motors aim to attract new audiences who are inspired by motorcycles and drawn to the “twist-and-go” ease and exhilaration of an electric motorcycle with no gears or clutch.

“We believe that EV is where global mobility is headed and holds great appeal for existing riders as well as opportunity to bring new riders into the sport,” said Levatich. “We intend to be the world leader in the electrification of motorcycles and, at the same time, remain true to our gas and oil roots by continuing to produce a broad portfolio of motorcycles that appeal to all types of riders around the world.”

About Alta Motors

Alta Motors is a global leader in electric motorcycles and lightweight EV drivetrains with a proprietary technology platform that offers new levels of energy density and performance. It leads the industry with a complete portfolio of battery and drivetrain components, a fleet of motorcycles manufactured at its world-class Brisbane, CA facility and a trophy-case of podium finishes. Alta’s award-winning Redshift platform is now available to riders at 44 U.S. dealerships across 19 states. Please visit us at: https://www.altamotors.co/.

WOM EP17 Belt Drive Betty Interview & More

This week we kick the show off with the latest happenings in the world of motorcycling

Then we move onto Behind the Bars where we cover the latest trends, new bikes and other cool stuff.

Up next is Candid Conversations where we interview this week’s guest Belt Drive Betty publisher of Belt Drive Betty, Canada’s premier motorcycle magazine and founder of rider friendly website where people can go to connect and find rider friendly businesses.

If you want more information about her magazine and website visit www.beltdrivebetty.com

Then it’s onto Between the Lines where John discusses this week’s safety tip. Of course there’s our Weekly Trivia Question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

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WOM EP16 Chuck and Arbra Myers NW Washington CMA & More

This week we kick the show off with the latest happenings in the world of motorcycling

Then we move onto Behind the Bars where we cover the latest trends, new bikes and other cool stuff.

Up next is Candid Conversations where we interview this week’s guests Chuck and Arbra Myers who are Christian Motorcycle Association NW Area Reps.

Chuck and Arbra shares with us what CMA is about, what they do and some very cool insights into the oldest Motorcycle ministry having started back in the mid 70’s which has grown to be 180,000 members strong. If you want more information about CMA then visit www.cmasusa.org.

Then it’s onto Between the Lines where John discusses this week’s safety tip. Of course there’s our Weekly Trivia Question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

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WOM EP14 John Lovin & Richie Miyazato of Moto Shed Seattle Interview & More

This week we are joined in studio by John Lovin & Richie Miyazato owners of The Moto Shed Seattle.

But before we bring them on to chat with us we kick the show off with the latest happenings in the world of motorcycling.

Then we move onto Behind the Bars where we cover the latest trends, new bikes and other cool stuff.

Up next is Candid Conversations where we the founders of a really cool Seattle motorcycle repair cooperative and repair shop Moto Shed Seattle. It’s the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll find this a very cool idea and quite possibly the wave of the future for cyclists who don’t have enough room to work on their own bikes or want help working on their bikes. For more information visit them at www.motoshedseattle.com

Then it’s onto Between the Lines where John discusses this week’s safety tip. Of course there’s our Weekly Trivia Question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

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