Harley-Davidson, together with The Nature Conservancy, is mobilizing its global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of its Renew the Ride initiative.
Dedicated to the goal of preserving the open road for future generations of riders, Renew the Ride is the latest global mission and call to action for Harley-Davidson riders. Harley-Davidson has rallied its owners and dealers to dedicate time, donations and organizational efforts to support The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit that addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale in the most critical areas. As part of this initiative, The Harley-Davidson Foundation has committed to contributing a series of annual grants totaling $550,000 in support of The Nature Conservancy’s global Plant a Billion Trees program.
“A central part of motorcycling is experiencing the great outdoors; to see the world from behind the handlebars is unlike anything else,” said Mark-Hans Richer, chief marketing officer, Harley-Davidson. “We are dedicated to preserving the open road for future generations of riders. Our partnership with The Nature Conservancy gives us an opportunity to mobilize our global community to help achieve
Harley-Davidson will continue to mobilize its community of dealers and riders through activities aimed at enhancing the environment and social impacts. Through donations, volunteer efforts, dealer fundraising and other activities directed at contributing to charitable work, Harley-Davidson will work closely with The Nature Conservancy to meet all goals, a natural next step since approximately one-third of U.S. Harley owners already belong to or support a conservation organization.
“Harley-Davidson has activated its global dealer network and local riders to raise funds—they are an exceptional community that prides itself on banding together and supporting organizations like ours,” said Geof Rochester, managing director, The Nature Conservancy. “We are inspired by this partnership. As a brand and a community, Harley-Davidson has made a major commitment to helping restore some of our planet’s most important places. We are grateful for their assistance and support as we expand the Plant a Billion Trees campaign to restore forests across the globe, one tree at a time.”
The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees program is an unprecedented major forest restoration initiative that has reforested more than 14,000 acres of land and planted and restored more than 14 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest since 2008. The focus has been to restore the world’s most critical forests with special focus in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China and throughout the United States.
This October, to celebrate the partnership, Harley-Davidson, its base of riders and dealers along with The Nature Conservancy planted 1,000 longleaf pine trees in South Quay, Va. Harley-Davidson has committed to support the planting of an estimated 200 acres or 110,000 trees over the next few months.
For more information, visit www.RenewtheRide.com
Come to San Mateo, CA to the new Progressive International Motorcycle Show and test ride the new Indian Scout and Indian Roadmaster, along with the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup. Experience the power of the Thunder Stroke 111 on the Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, and Roadmaster, or the 69 cu in liquid-cooled engine on the Scout.November 1-2.
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2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400.
Story: Gary Koz Mraz, Photos: Ron Sinoy.
Californians love big twins; in fact we spend an enormous amount of money making big twins bigger. Not satisfied with the original size of jugs, we want ‘em pumped up and we’re not the only ones obsessed with the twins. The British have been expanding their Parallel-Twins for decades and the Italian’s have taken the twins to whole new level. The sexy Motto Guzzi California is no exception sporting a massive set of twin’s 90 degree transverse. However they hang, Vertical, Parallel or Transverse big bodacious air cooled twins always capture Californians attention.
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The streamlined torpedo-shaped housing measures in at 70mm long with a 45mm diameter (2.75” x 1.75”), and comes in two versions. Single-function amber versions are designed to serve as turn-signal indicators either up front or on the rear. Multi-function versions are designed for rear use only and feature three independent red and amber circuits that allow the units to be used as run-turn-brake lights for increased visibility.
All Torpedo sets are available in chrome or matte black finishes with clear lenses and utilize M10-1.5mm x 25mm mounting studs for easy installation.
Rear Torpedo L.E.D. Lights
P/N 2509: Matte Black Torpedo Run-Turn-Brake – $99.99
P/N 2507:Chrome Torpedo Run-Turn-Brake – $99.99
Front or Rear Torpedo L.E.D. Lights
P/N 2510: Matte Black Torpedo Indicator Turn Lights – $99.99
P/N 2508: Chrome Torpedo Indicator Turn Lights – $99.99
Some applications may require separate purchase of a load equalizer. For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com.
Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Combine Forces in NYC on Veteran’s Day
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Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will continue their partnership supporting the men and women of the armed forces by joining together at America’s Parade in New York City on November 11. This nationally televised parade is the largest Veteran’s Day event in the nation.
Victory/IAVA have initiated “The Road Home” program during which Victory will contribute $500 to IAVA for each new Victory bike sold. This program is dedicated to empowering and assisting the military veterans who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to adjust to life back home. Learn more at www.victorymotorcycles.com/roadhome.
“It’s an honor to join IAVA to celebrate the men and women who protect our freedom.” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris. “We appreciate their contributions and sacrifices, and admire the work done on their behalf by IAVA.”
As a company with nearly 30% of its owner base having a military affiliation, Victory is especially honored to support military personnel, veterans and first responders. Victory currently offers these individuals $1,000.00 off the cost of a new Victory motorcycle. Offers vary and exclusions apply. Complete details are available at www.VictoryMotorcycles.com.
America’s Parade in New York City is a magnificent event to bring attention to all the brave men and women who have placed themselves in harm’s way to keep the American way of life secure.
The 2015 Victory motorcycle lineup features premium cruisers, baggers, and touring models that provide riders with industry-leading performance, comfort, style, cargo space, and reliability.
Seven-time land speed record holder Valerie Thompson returned to Beeville Texas October 24 – 26 for this year’s second Texas Mile top speed competition. Thompson broke her personal best top speed of 212 mph, set at the March 2013 Texas Mile, with a run of 217.7 mph on her record-setting CTEK Battery Charger sponsored BMW S 1000 RR.
The Texas Mile is a bi-annual motorsports festival created in 2003 for high-performance vehicle enthusiasts, welcoming a wide variety of racing vehicles, including race cars, modified street cars, land speed racers and motorcycles. Event organizers claim it is the fastest and most challenging 1-mile track in the world. The October event set a new record in number of competitor entries and spectators.
Thompson made seven runs during the three day extravaganza of speed, each over 200 mph, making her one of two females with a best top speed on a motorcycle. This is Thompson’s last motorcycle competition of the year, but will race a land speed racecar at the Mojave Mile speed competition November 1st.
“We’ve enjoyed a successful year thanks to my sponsors and team members. We had to do a complete bike inspection at Go AZ Motorcycles after setting a new record at Bonneville, so we had a real thrash just to make this event. I thank Kerry Alter for his awesome tune ups and my crew chief, Ray Garcia, for making all the right calls at the track,” said a smiling Thompson. “Our goal was to go 215, so I’m delighted by our results. We added Magic Bullet to our fuel which I know really helped our performance,” added Thompson.
This was Thompson’s third time racing at the Texas Mile and according to her, “it just gets better and better.”Thompson’s CTEK Battery Charger sponsored team provided free battery maintenance services for competitors and event attendees throughout the three-day speed festival.
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One of the largest Bike Shows during Biketoberfest.
Photos and Text by Rogue.
The show was held on Thursday the first day of Biketoberfest at Tropical Tattoo in Ormond Beach Florida.
I believe it is the largest bike show during Biketoberfest and Bike Week. I say that because it is always packed and rightfully so. The bikes on display represent 20 different classes.