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It’s an interesting day, week, month, year.
Things a popping. Day before yesterday LiveWire went public. Today Porsche went public. What could it mean?

No messing around. Let’s hit the news:

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LIVEWIRE READIES LATEST S2 DEL MAR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE--Reservations Open September 27th for the Production S2 Del Mar, Expected to Begin Deliveries Spring 2023

MILWAUKEE, WI (September 27, 2022) – As the company becomes the first publicly traded EV motorcycle company in the U.S., LiveWire is opening reservations for the production version of the all-electric S2 Del Mar™ motorcycle, the first LiveWire model to feature the new ARROW architecture, and the first bike to sit next to the LiveWire ONE—the company’s flagship electric motorcycle.

• The production S2 Del Mar will deliver immediately after the Launch Edition, which sold out this past May in 18 minutes.

• Priority delivery will be given to customers with confirmed reservations, which can be placed now at for expected delivery in the spring of 2023.

• The Del Mar Launch Edition models will feature 3 unique colors; Pacific Gray, Nightfall Blue, and Asphalt Black at an MSRP of $16,999.

• Performance highlights include expected outcomes at production of output of 80 horsepower (59.6 kW), 184 ft-lb of torque, 75 minute 20%-80% recharge time using L2, and 431 pounds of weight, delivering projected 0-to-60 mph times of 3.1 seconds.

• Del Mar range in city riding is targeted to be 110 miles. *

“Today we are pleased to be opening reservations for the production edition of the S2 Del Mar – our second LiveWire motorcycle and the next step in the evolution of the LiveWire Brand,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO of LiveWire Group Inc. “The modular ARROW architecture underpinning the Del Mar, developed in-house at LiveWire Labs, demonstrates our ambition to lead in the EV space and establish LiveWire as the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world. We’re excited about the future at LiveWire and look forward to the company creating the path to the electrification of motorcycling.”

Advanced LiveWire ARROW Architecture
LiveWire’s scalable ARROW architecture with proprietary battery, motor, charging, and control systems debuts on the Del Mar model and was designed at LiveWire Labs in Mountain View, California. The ARROW architecture is intended to be modular and serves as the central component of the motorcycle chassis.

Del Mar is designed to offer its rider thrilling performance with a targeted output of 80 horsepower (59.6 kW), delivering projected 0-to-60 mph times of 3.1 seconds. City range is expected to be 110 miles.* The Del Mar model weight target is 431 pounds.

The Mark of Urban Riding
Built for agility, and soulful by design, S2 Del Mar is the mark of urban riding and beyond. The newest electric riding experience form LiveWire presents an upright position for a comfortable and controlled riding experience. Equipped with custom developed LiveWire Dunlop DT1 tires equally capable on paved and dirt surfaces, the capabilities of Del Mar are uncompromised by road condition.

Production Model
Equipped with L1 and L2 charging capabilities, over-the-air updates, and a 4-inch TFT LCD display, the riding is immediately different and instantly familiar as LiveWire. The 10.5 kWh pack that powers the bike is the central component of the Arrow architecture, and first clean sheet, in-house design from LiveWire. Complete performance highlights and equipment specifications will be published at the time of retail launch.

The production S2 Del Mar debuts with an MSRP of $16,999. Delivery of the production version is planned to follow the Launch Edition, with an expected timeline set for the spring of 2023. All LiveWire S2 Del Mar motorcycles will be assembled at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA.

To learn more about the LiveWire S2 Del Mar Launch Edition motorcycle visit:


Wednesday morning, members of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) leadership team attended a virtual seminar titled “Bridging the Gap to Climate Neutrality - The Case of eFuels for Motorcycles.” The event was hosted by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers and the eFuel Alliance of Europe.

The movement to end the use of fossil fuels in Europe has gained steam in recent years. As part of this plan the European Union has proposed that all new cars registered as of 2035 will be zero-emission. While motorcycles and other two wheeled vehicles are not yet included in this directive the writing is on the wall.

The eFuel Alliance and motorcycle manufacturers in Europe are seeking ways to end the use of fossil fuels while not fully embracing the electric motorcycle. Just like in the United States, motorcyclists and their allies remain skeptical of full electrification. Concerns regarding range, grid dependability and charging locations voiced by those in the U.S. are also concerns of Europeans.

To push back against electric motorcycles and expand options for bikers, many believe the answer is the use of eFuels. eFuels are climate-neutral synthetic fuels produced from renewable energy sources, including solar, wind and hydrogen. However, the cost and production concerns of eFeuls remain to be fully flushed out.

The motorcycle sector has a $20.5 billion impact on the european economy and is seen as key to many of the transportation problems facing Europe. Motorcycle tourism and events alone contribute over $2 billion to the economies of European countries.

By including all two wheeled vehicles into the numbers Europe has nearly 40 million two wheeled vehicles on the roads. The appeal of this form of transportation is obvious. The cost to commute is 1/3 that of traditional cars and because of their smaller size help alleviate much of the congestion and space issues that older, crowded European cities face.

As MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard has repeatedly warned, “Policy ideas that first appear in Europe have a history of popping up in the United States.” Speaking on that topic Karl-Maria Grugl, a member of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers said, “Europe is setting the scene for other regions of the world. We hope that other regions of the world follow the lead of Europe.”

The MRF has a long-standing partnership with the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Association (FEMA) and remains committed to addressing the challenges all bikers face together. We will monitor the fuel debate in Europe and prepare for its migration to the U.S.

SPEAKING OF DEBATE—The Climate Debate, Doomsday arguments are going public. Gregory Wrightstone is one of the leaders on the side of no-Doomsday and he reached out to Bikernet recently to compliment us on our coverage.

He offered several signed books for us to give away to our interested readers. If you would like one of these books, just drop me an email with your address and I will take care of sending you one.

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TWIN POWER Launches New Oil Pump for Harley M8 Models with Performance Exceeding Stock

Fort Worth TX - September 28, 2022 - Tucker Powersports' Twin Power brand has added a high-performance oil pump designed for Harley-Davidson motorcycles with air cooled Milwaukee 8 engines to its portfolio of great parts and accessories for V-Twin motorcycles. The Twin Power oil pump has significantly improved performance over the stock equipment.

The Twin Power Oil Pump offers better crankcase evacuation, resists sumping and improves oil flow, specifically, an increase of 123% on the feed side and 146% on the scavenge side versus the current (fourth generation) M8 oil pump (testing done at 2500 RPM). In addition, a corrective spacer is included, which improves performance and prevents wear on the factory camplate. A stock-style seal is incorporated into the cover, similar to the latest factory design.

"We love the new Milwaukee 8 platform. It's a fantastic design with huge benefits over previous generation Harley engines. We saw that there were design changes since the engine's original introduction, and we know that a reliable oil system is critical to any engine, whether it's a stock rebuild or a maximum performance hot rod. That's why we are offering this oil pump that's better that the stock version on M8 models produced today. With a true bolt-in installation, compatibility with stock or aftermarket components, and an affordable price... what’s not to like?" said Twin Power Brand Manager James Simonelli.

The new Twin Power Oil Pump fits all air-cooled Milwaukee 8 model Harley's. It retails for $149.95 and is available at Twin Power retailers around the country now. Twin Power part number 601827 perfectly replaces H-D part number 624000247.

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Brothers are always trying to find the path. This is from a David Mann painting and my grandson wants to turn it into tattoo art.
Brothers are always trying to find the path. This is from a David Mann painting and my grandson wants to turn it into tattoo art.

A MAJOR POLITICAL CONUNDRUM IN THIS COUNTRY CURRENTLY IS HONESTY AND INTEGRITY—If politicians can lie and cheat the public, what does that say to the average Joe. Should he or she go about life lying and cheating?

Who teaches morals in this country if schools are fucking with the kids? Strange times. When there’s confusion and stress, I sometime meditate to find the correct path.

Buddha defined the right path:

The right contemplation
The right consideration

The right thoughts
The right intentions

The right plans
The right practices

The right livelihood
The right amount of love

The right actions and…
The right outcomes forever!

Repeat that every day. You can’t go wrong.

--Ming Ball
Senior Guru
Bikernet Emerald Thought Temple
Pillar Peak, SD

No storms here. Still not motorcycle related, but a cool shot of Josh! They had us over to the left of the stage as Tyler jumped off the stage on the other side, so there were techs & an air bag etc. It was weird, knowing my life wouldn’t return to some sort of normal until my mother passed.


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This cool art is available on a T-shirt at the Support Good Times web site.
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Steampunk Seduction
24x32 - Sold Out
Steampunk Collection
Steampunk Seduction 24x32 - Sold Out Steampunk Collection

NEWS FROM THE MASTER OF LIGHT-- Many of yesterday's pieces have found homes already, but some of them are still available. Wanted to add a few pieces based on conversations yesterday. Thanks to all and have a great weekend!

20x30 hand-embellished
"Pappy" 20x30 hand-embellished

Artist David Uhl
Welcome to our new subscribers! Quick event update - we will be at Pig Trail Harley-Davidson in Rogers, AR for the Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally October 5-9. We will also be at Biketoberfest in Daytona October 13-16. We finish this trip with the gallery at NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) in Orlando October 18-20.

Every month or two, I put out an email with client-owned pieces that need new homes. Many of these have been sold out for years and unavailable. And most of these are offered at very reasonable prices!

Please review the offerings below and let me know if you'd like to add any of these to your collection. You can click on the images to see all specifics on our website, including the current studio pricing.

My apologies, but I do not have time to list all of the prices, so please email me if you want prices/details.

Each of these is hand-signed by David Uhl, numbered and comes with the appropriate documentation.

This is not an exhaustive list, so if you're looking for something that isn't shown here, please email me and I'll see if I can help!

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Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks, bankers, and politicians at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.
If you don't take the time to do it right, you'll find the time to do it twice.

Don't corner something that is meaner than you.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

It doesn’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

Don't be banging your shin on a stool that's not in the way.

Borrowing trouble from the future doesn't deplete the supply.

--Sam Burns

A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL MOTORIST ASSOCIATION--Community Speed Watch: Is it Snitching or Driver Education

We had varied responses to the September 11th NMA E-Newsletter #713 on the new community speed watch program, in Green Bay, WI. We appreciate any comments that are sent to the NMA and please feel free to email us anytime at

Community snitching is a slippery slope to something that starts to rival other types of community surveillance that occur in authoritarian regimes. But how do you stop motorists from driving faster than they should through neighborhoods?"

I have no problem with people reporting on speeders especially where there is no law enforcement action taken on the basis of it. The problem is that authority only ever always grows itself.

If 75 percent of drivers are exceeding the speed limit, the municipal authorities should take a hard look at increasing the speed limit. They seldom do because they would rather collect the ticket revenue.

Indeed, many speeders will actually slow down when traffic conditions are less congested or if stop lights are properly timed so that drivers don't get repeatedly stopped at each and every stop light down the road.

Increasing the speed limit usually increases the safety level. I've actually seen this occur in Sheridan, Colorado. The speed limit on US 285 (locally known as Hampden) between US 85 (Santa Fe) and Federal Blvd. was, for years, set at 35 to 45 mph. It's a six-lane boulevard with a median and little cross traffic. The speeds were set unreasonably low and the flow of traffic generally exceeded the speed limit in an effort to get through the jam.

Police had a field day creating a sizable revenue for the city of Sheridan. Later, the speed limit was increased to the 45 to 55 mph range and mostly 55 mph. The flow of traffic got far less jammed and more spread out because it accommodated much higher number of vehicles who didn't get stopped at multiple stop lights within a 1 mile stretch. That highway is a MUCH safer highway now with far less road rage and travel times have been significantly reduced, and many vehicles actually have slowed, resulting in a much more relaxed driving experience.

Tim Cresswell, Colorado
Something similar started in 1933 Germany (spying on neighbors) and there were warnings about where that would lead--slippery slope, indeed!

Not on the same level but given the divisiveness in this country it presents a platform for more problems. Wonder how the police will keep records (aren't police overburdened enough & they won't get paid for this!). If it's not well thought out, there will be unintended consequences.

Jeff Gemutliche, Oregon
Talk about 1984, seems like it's here now!
Dorsey Delavigne, California

I welcome all neighbors who would like to observe me driving. Maybe it would help them to learn to put down the phone, turn down the radio and observe their surroundings--a much safer way to be behind the wheel.

Paul Allison, Georgia
Some of this is old fogies overreacting! We have a short street near us popular to cross over but with a 25 mph limit. It has speed reporting signs, slow down signs by residents, no sidewalks, one basketball hoop roadside, but in the years of traveling it, I never saw a child, no bicycles, and rarely even a pedestrian! I suspect kids are out playing sports somewhere, in backyards playing, or inside--on the internet, watching TV, or playing video games. Suburbia!

David Pickett, New Jersey
As a member of an (ineffective) HOA here in Evans, GA I support this effort to report speeders.

We have speed humps which I hate because they are used by spoiled teenagers driving lifted 4WD pickups as 'jump bumps.' They try to see just how fast they can take these humps and maybe get some 'air.'

Parents are to blame but talking to them is ineffective. They are so clueless since they give these spoiled brats $40K 'toys.'

Talking 'sense' to them is useless. A couple letters from the County Sheriff might make them aware that their little darlings are endangering everyone in the neighborhood.

What these young drivers do in this case would be a firm foundation for a liability lawsuit when (not "if") they hurt someone with their careless driving.

Paul Mallon, Georgia
We should NEVER tolerate any program that encourages people to snitch on others. That is how tyrants control people's normal and acceptable behavior, which just happens to dissent from their preferred propaganda.

A person without a radar gun has no way to judge speed anyway. It would be highly subjective. The solution for the 35 mph zones is to put in a pedestrian light. This program sounds like an invitation to get angry and become a scofflaw.

Quote from the Newsletter #713
"Perhaps, motorists themselves need to check their speed more consistently so that community surveillance, cams, and traffic calming do not become entrenched."

Motorists are not the problem!
The problem is, these methods are calculated to fleece the drivers, and as long as this motive remains, what drivers actually do, and occasionally slip up (which has happened once to me), has very little bearing on what kinds of measures they use.

Certainly, Vision Zero is not intended to control speed, but to discourage cars altogether. These measures are fueled by greed, not safety concerns.

Speeding is usually not the primary problem in an accident. It is simply a convenient way to pull someone over because the police observed other behavior they consider a risk for accidents. If everyone is speeding at the same rate, there is little danger of speeding causing an accident. Disparity in speeds is much more dangerous, and a speed limit set too low encourages disparity.

Anonymous, Arizona


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THE MAGNIFICENT ARCH Motorcycle's Fall 2022 Apparel Collection--
We're excited to announce our Fall 2022 Apparel Collection. The new ARCH 1s T-shirt and Stacked Snapback shown here are just some of the new offerings now available at the Official ARCH Motorcycle Apparel Store.

We created a new line of hats, shirts, sweatshirts and more for our official second offering, but will be expanding the line with even more products in the future. We hope you enjoy the latest line of soft goods and we thank you for your continued support of ARCH Motorcycle.


Each year, thousands of people come together for the DAV 5K, presented by Humana and USAA, in honor of our nation’s veterans.

And alongside family members and supporters, there are so many inspiring veterans themselves who walk, roll, run or ride in the DAV 5K — veterans like Dayne Lindsey.

In 2020, Dayne was faced with the startling news that he might lose one of his legs. A decade prior, he was on a 7-mile circuit run as part of his active-duty training in the Navy when he suffered an aortic dissection — a potentially fatal condition — in his right leg. He received emergency medical attention and thought that problem was behind him. But nearly ten years later, after suffering a complication in the same leg, he was told it would need to be amputated from the knee down.

Fortunately, his medical team made the decision to transfer him to another hospital where doctors were able to save his leg. To celebrate, Dayne participated in the Virtual DAV 5K in 2021 — just 11 months after surgery.

Whether you’re a veteran with something to celebrate or a dedicated champion of our nation’s veterans, your participation in the DAV 5K will help raise critical funds to support DAV’s mission: Empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

There are two ways to participate in the 2022 DAV 5K: Join us in person in Cincinnati on November 5 or virtually from anywhere November 5-30.

We hope you’ll consider joining us for this inspiring — and impactful — event in honor of veterans like Dayne.

Learn More and Register
We hope to see you there.

The DAV 5K Team

*This discount is not available with any other discount or promotion.

All veterans should join.
All veterans should join.

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If its a choice of electric or walk I think I will walk. Fuck electric cars and 2 wheeled seeing machines, they are not motor vehicles.

Deland, FL
Saturday, October 1, 2022
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