Kendon, the originator of the Stand-Up™ trailer concept, is now owned by a private equity firm and says it has new products in the works. Kendon plans to expand its line of Ride-Up Trailers.
“The first objective is to increase our production so supply will meet the demand,” says company President Frank Esposito. “Kendon is pleased to announce that it has established a funding source. This will allow the brand to react to an ever-increasing demand for Kendon Stand-Up Trailers and accessories.”
Back in 1991 Ken and Tina Thurm started Kendon with a vision of building the best motorcycle trailer on the market and throughout the years they’ve worked side by side growing Kendon. While Tina will leave the company to pursue other professional and personal interests, Ken Thurm will continue to consult on future Kendon products.
Thurm revolutionized the concept of a totally portable trailer that could “stand up” out of the way, freeing up workspace in any garage. Within a few short months, the Kendon Stand-Up™ trailer had created an entirely new category of trailer, and over two decades later, the concept clearly still works. “We are grateful to Ken for his vision and I am very pleased that he will continue to consult with us on product design and manufacturing.”
“Through the efforts of many, we are well poised to respond to the ever-increasing demand from our customers,” concludes Esposito. “This marks my seventh year with Kendon and I can say with utmost confidence that there is a very bright future Kendon in 2015!”
Team Hero EBR completed two days of testing at the Autodromo do Algarve in Portimao and left Portugal in a very positive frame of mind. Although the weather was very mixed, the team were able to make significant progress and are now looking forward to continuing their good work in the next tests in Jerez.
Larry Pegram “A lot of guys told me that Portimao is a very difficult track and it is definitely the hardest track I have ever been to. So for me it was mostly about learning the track and putting in the laps. We made many changes to the electronics, but hardly touched the tires or set-up at all. I was happy with what we did but wish we had another day on track.
“We ended up getting almost a whole day of testing in over the two days. As I was learning the track and getting used to all the different changes of elevation and blind approaches to corners, I didn’t really bother about my lap times.
“I am really happy that Niccolo did so well, especially as he managed almost the same time as he did on his bike from last year. We are at a proper European track and he is doing the same speed, so I am happy.”
Niccolo Canepa “Because of the variable weather conditions we did 44-laps, which is not that bad, but I would have liked to have done more. Over the two days we worked very hard and changed the bike a lot and I am very happy about the progress we made. I think my lap times were good compared to the other riders and also compared to last year’s time – both mine and last year’s bike.
“The team is working really well together and we are all going in the right direction. The EBR has to be ridden differently to a Ducati, but every time I go out, I know I am improving my understanding of the bike. The technicians, suspension engineer and I are learning how to set-it up in the best way to find the perfect feeling. I think we are all doing a good job and I am excited about the possibilities for our next test.”
Klock Werks has created a simple yet effective part to accent the hinge on 2014+ Harley Davidson FLH model saddlebags. Available in 3 styles – Smooth, “Limited”, and “Special” – the inserts are easy to install and add a custom touch.
“Our Saddlebag Hinge Inserts are the perfect choice for those riders that want to remove the less attractive stock reflector from the saddlebag hinge for a more streamlined, custom look,” stated Dan Cheeseman, C.O.O. of Klock Werks. “We never skimp on quality at Klock Werks and these inserts are no exception. They are machined from billet aluminum, chrome plated and offered in 3 styles.”
Klock Werks Saddlebag Hinge Inserts are available now from Klock Werks (see banner below) or your local Drag Specialties Dealer.
Anti-profiling, MSF news, motorcycle injuries, market expanding, motorcycle only checkpoints, ethanol study and weird news.
MINNESOTA ANTI-PROFILING MEASURE INTRODUCED A proposed anti-profiling bill before the Minnesota House would create rules to reduce perceived profiling of motorcycle riders and would require several law enforcement groups to draft anti-profiling practices when dealing with the riders.
What protections are we afforded if we use deadly force? By Tony Pan Sanfelipo
Over the last few years, we’ve seen and heard a lot about police officers using deadly force on civilians. Most often the ruling comes down as “justifiable use of force.”
What about us, as citizens? What protections are we afforded if we use deadly force? It’s widely accepted across the country that you have a right to defend yourself, using lethal force if necessary. Determining the justification of lethal force comes down to the “reasonable man” doctrine. In other words, what force would a reasonable man use if faced with the same situation as you?
Much of the country has some form of concealed carry law, making this information even more important. Generally, deadly force is justified only when the threat of death or serious injury is imminent from an attacker. If you’ve decided to carry a gun for self-defense, you have a great responsibility to know the law and how to properly handle your weapon.
In a bold move that only Captain Kirk himself could justify, William Shatner has started a company that creates custom futuristic steampunk motorcycles. Shatner posted a link to the new company’s website on his Facebook page. “Excited about my partnership with American Wrench in forming Rivet Motors,” the post reads. “This is the cycle of the future.” – See more at: http://www.bikernettrikes.com/pages/WIILLIAM_SHATNER_COMMISSIONS_SPACE_AGE_TRIKE.aspx#sthash.9wBtjuC7.dpuf
The Hollister Downtown Association of Hollister, California has selected ConvExx to produce the iconic Hollister Motorcycle Rally starting in 2015. Known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker” the Hollister Motorcycle Rally has been around for over 70 years. ConvExxis an event production company based in Las Vegas with over 40 years’ experience producing public events and trade shows. ConvExx is the same team that has produced Las Vegas BikeFest for the past 14 years and has also produced many of the top trade shows in the United States including the SEMA Show and the SHOT Show, both based in Las Vegas.
“We are very focused on bringing our experience and innovation to this great event with our sole objective being to provide bikers and vendors an exciting, fun and safe experience. We’ll be bringing in a higher level of entertainment and new attractions”, says Chuck Schwartz, Chairman of ConvExx. Joining the ConvExx teamas Event Manager is Seth Doulton, who produced the Hollister Motorcycle Rally in 2007 and 2008.“Together we will produce what we expect to be a rally with a deep history within the motorcycle community with a 21st century twist”, Schwartz continued.
“We are very excited to have ConvExx on board to produce the Hollister Motorcycle Rally. With the experience they have producing Las Vegas BikeFest for the past 14 years,and their 40 plus years producing a variety of events, we feel that ConvExx will bring a breath of fresh air and renewed excitement for motorcycle enthusiasts to this iconic rally”, saidRay Pierce, President of the Hollister Downtown Association.The 2015 Hollister Motorcycle Rally will be held July 3-5 in downtown Hollister, CA.
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The competition has been streamlined this year – all bikes will be voted on by the public as well as the judges. The Editors of Easyriders magazine will choose the winners in the event of a tie in any category. Check out a pictorial of the first two shows on the tour this year, here.
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