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BOBBY FRISS IN CONCERT            March 05, 2021 to March 05, 2021

Jasmine Cain      March 05, 2021 to March 05, 2021

Sugarlands Distilling        March 05, 2021 to March 05, 2021

51st Annual DAYTONA Supercross             March 06, 2021 to March 06, 2021

Full Throttle Bike Week Kick Off Bike Show           March 06, 2021 to March 06, 2021

Slingshot Owner’s Ride   March 06, 2021 to March 06, 2021

Crashrocket        March 07, 2021 to March 07, 2021

Leather and Lace MC Annual Bike Blessing            March 07, 2021 to March 07, 2021

TSB Rocks Bike Week at Boot Hill Main Street      March 07, 2021 to March 07, 2021

Full Throttle Motorcycle Show    March 09, 2021 to March 09, 2021

Bike Week Free Outdoor Breakfast           March 10, 2021 to March 10, 2021

Revved Up Ride in Bike Show      March 10, 2021 to March 10, 2021

43rd Annual Trike and Sidecar Day           March 11, 2021 to March 11, 2021

Leather and Lace MC Annual Open House             March 11, 2021 to March 11, 2021

Ruff Ride Poker Run Bike Week 2021       March 11, 2021 to March 11, 2021

3rd Annual Daytona Bike Week BIKES N BASS       March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021

43rd Annual British and European Bike Invasion Day         March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021

Boardwalk Property Owner          March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021

Fastlane Promotions presents 2021 Burning Bike               March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021

Miss Burning Bike Contest            March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021

The 32nd Annual Daytona Beach Boardwalk Bike Show!  March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021

V8 Parade           March 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021

43rd Annual Giant Antique and Cafe Racer Motorcycle Day           March 13, 2021 to March 13, 2021

DAYTONA 200 presented by Cumoto       March 13, 2021 to March 13, 2021

Rat’s Hole Bike Show      March 13, 2021 to March 13, 2021

Rock it Fly            March 13, 2021 to March 13, 2021

Hayfire  March 05, 2021 to March 06, 2021

BOBBY FRISS IRON HORSE CONCERTS      March 06, 2021 to March 07, 2021

GREYE   March 06, 2021 to March 07, 2021

Diesel    March 08, 2021 to March 09, 2021

Diesel    March 08, 2021 to March 09, 2021

Strut      March 10, 2021 to March 11, 2021

Big Wheel Women           March 12, 2021 to March 13, 2021

Volusia Half-Mile I and II Doubleheader   March 12, 2021 to March 13, 2021

Vintage Motorcycle Alliance Swap Meet and Bike Show   March 05, 2021 to March 07, 2021

BOBBY FRISS BROKEN SPOKE CONCERTS                March 11, 2021 to March 13, 2021

Crashrocket        March 11, 2021 to March 13, 2021

CCS Florida Roadracing Championship Series        March 12, 2021 to March 14, 2021

21 to Burn           March 05, 2021 to March 08, 2021

Torn       March 09, 2021 to March 12, 2021

DV8        March 05, 2021 to March 11, 2021

Hard Drive           March 06, 2021 to March 13, 2021

2021 Fastlane Motorcycle Swap Meet and Bike Show       March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

2021 Jam-On Swap Meet 43rd Annual!    March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

2021 Official Bike Week Welcome Center              March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

2021 Tattoo Event           March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

Cowboy’s Wet T-Shirt Contests   March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

Fastlane Campground     March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

Fastlane Motorcycle Swap Meet and Bike Shows March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

Indian Motorcycle Demo Rides   March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021

Polaris Slingshot Demo Rides March 05, 2021 to March 14, 2021


SHARNI PINFOLD QUITS RACING, ALLEGES DISCRIMINATION

Shari Pinfold

“This post is to announce the decision I have made to step away from Motorsport. This decision hasn’t come lightly, although it is one that comes with my best interest at heart.”

EDITORS NOTE: This post is from Ms Pinfold’s Facebook Page, dated January 24 2021. We allowed time for the story to develop and responses to be made before publishing it. In keeping with our general policy Motorcycle Times is simply reporting the story and the responses; if any; we determine to hold the most credibility. We encourage you to investigate this story for yourself and form your own decision. As always we welcome thoughtful dialogue.

SHARNI PINFOLD’S FACEBOOK POST

SHARNI PINFOLD RACING
FACEBOOK JANUARY 24, 2021
https://www.facebook.com/sharnipinfold1/

“This post is to announce the decision I have made to step away from Motorsport.
This decision hasn’t come lightly, although it is one that comes with my best interest at heart.
From the very beginning of my career, I had made a decision to give it 100%, knowing that by the end of it, the only option is to rest assured that I did all that I could have. My Dad passed away just before I had started racing. This meant everything I have done I have solely been on my own with no guidance or support. Coming from a background of no financial or personal support meant that I made my career happen with pure determination and sacrifice, which left me at the dependence of other people. This approach meant many lessons by trial and error and as you can imagine, many lessons learnt the hard way trying to find the best direction to navigate myself in this sport.
My career took off as a full-time pursuit in 2017, where I first moved away from family to work for one of my sponsors in order to be able to continue racing. From this moment, I then took on the will to race as not just something I can do and enjoy on the weekend, but something that I lived every single moment of every single day for the next 3 years. Every action, every decision was made based in favour to race. From there, I sold everything I owned, bought a one-way ticket to the other side of the world and worked full-time for no wage to continue. I sacrificed many things, my happiness, my lifestyle, my family, my mental health and my physical health. I felt that racing was the only meaning I had to my life, so it felt like a small price to pay at the time.
Throughout my journey in motorsport, I have experienced and been exposed to many challenges, some that I struggle to even speak about. Most of the challenges I have faced, have been sourced from the lack of respect and derogatory treatment of women. Things that I know that I would have never had to experience or be exposed to if I was a male.
There comes a point where enough is enough, and I feel like I have reached that point. I feel that I no longer want to continue to be exposed to this behaviour or to be treated this way. This deeply saddens me. It deeply saddens me to look at the challenges of my own journey, and to acknowledge the fact that women dedicating their lives to pursuing their dreams are being exposed to this and are being treated this way. This has been the main contributing factor of my decision to step away.
I can say that I have truly given everything I’ve had in order to become successful in this sport, and with this I have been able to witness what is truly possible when you set your vision on something and go after it 100%. After reaching my lowest point, this led me to focus my energy in to healing myself and understanding psychology of the human brain. With this, I have been able to understand the driving forces behind the things we do and the things we believe. I have found it truly astonishing to realise the power of our beliefs and the motives behind the paths we choose to take. There is always a deeper meaning to the things we do, and the things we believe. Until you become aware of these underlying factors it’s hard for us to be able to create and experience the life we truly want to live and fulfill our ultimate purpose we are here for. We all have limitations, but it is you that gets to decide whether you keep them or not.
My love for the sport continues and I am not sure what the future holds for me. I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved in this sport, and I feel it’s a shame I haven’t been able to realise my full potential yet. I want to say thank you to everybody that has supported me, provided me with opportunities and the friends I’ve met along the way. I hope that from my journey I am able to help and encourage others to know that they are worthy of everything they desire. My wish for others is to know that no-one has the right to make you feel unworthy or uncomfortable, or that you must dismiss anything that doesn’t sit right with you. Your intuition is the most reliable guide we have and the answers we seek are all within us. You are stronger than you think, and you are capable of more than you realise.”

THE FIM RESPONSE

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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES LAUNCHES ELECTRIC BALANCE BIKES FOR 2021

Allowing children to confidently start riding, Husqvarna Motorcycles has formed an exciting partnership with electric balance bike manufacturer STACYC™ to offer two race team inspired models – the Husqvarna Motorcycles Replica 12eDrive and 16eDrive. Available exclusively from authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers, each model ensures entry-level enjoyment while encouraging the development of essential riding skills.

EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNGSTERS TO ENTER THE WORLD OF RIDING

Featuring three selectable power modes, as well as a non-powered coast mode, both Husqvarna Motorcycles Replica STACYC™ models allow younger riders to safely progress at their own pace. Helping to develop all-important hand-eye coordination, balance and throttle control, with a run-time of up to 60 minutes they offer long lasting pleasure while also encouraging extended outdoor fun. Fast recharging leaves little time to rest.

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The smallest model in the range, the Replica 12eDrive, is perfect for 3-5-year-old boys and girls. Combining coast mode, where no power is transmitted to the back wheel, with its low 33 cm seat height and 12-inch wheels, the basic skills of pushing and coasting can quickly be learned. Once mastered, one of the three power modes can be selected, allowing riders to progress at pace while learning essential throttle control skills. The 12eDrive is capable of 8, 11 or 14 km/h.

For taller or more confident 4-8-year old youngsters, the Replica 16eDrive features a more powerful, high-output brushless motor, with three power selection modes that allow riders to reach 8, 12 and 21 km/h. Together with an aluminium chassis, 43 cm seat height and much larger 16-inch wheels, it is capable of handling rougher terrain, at higher speeds.

With both the 12eDrive and 16eDrive models perfect for giving children their first taste of two-wheeled fun and freedom, with Husqvarna Motorcycles EE 5 they can then transition seamlessly onto their first electric-powered motocross machine. The perfect model for budding youngsters to continue their journey into the world of offroad riding, the EE 5 features youth-specific ergonomics, offers the latest technology, features an adjustable seat height and six selectable power modes.

Husqvarna Motorcycles Replica 12eDrive and 16eDrive models will start being available at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers from February 1st, 2021. Both models are also available in the US. Availabilities may differ from country to country. For all details on pricing and availability please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer.


Harley-Davidson Reveals Its Pan America 1250 And Pan America 1250 Special

EXPLORE ENDLESS HORIZONS: NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON® PAN AMERICA™ 1250 AND PAN AMERICA™ 1250 SPECIAL MOTORCYCLES DEBUT
Built to Endure, Designed to Explore, and Engineered for Adventure.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EXPLORE ENDLESS HORIZONS: NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON® PAN AMERICA™ 1250 AND PAN
AMERICA™ 1250 SPECIAL MOTORCYCLES DEBUT
Built to Endure, Designed to Explore, and Engineered for Adventure.

(VAUGHAN, ON) February 22, 2021 – The Pan America™ motorcycle is Harley-Davidson’s explore-it-all machine for riders who see touring as detouring – on road and off. This rugged, powerful, technologically advanced multi-purpose vehicle is designed from the ground up to inspire rider confidence and fuel the spirit of adventure, wherever the road may take you.

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2021 Harley Davidson Pan America

Harley-Davidson has leveraged its cutting-edge design and engineering capabilities to create the Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special, all-new, adventure-touring motorcycles, each designed with premium features, outstanding performance and innovative technology.

“From its inception more than a century ago, when many roads were little more than dirt trails, Harley-Davidson has stood for adventure. So I’m very proud to present Pan America as the first adventure touring bike designed and built in America,” said Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO Harley-Davidson. “The Pan America models exude that go-anywhere spirit, shared today by riders in the US and around the globe who want to experience the world on a motorcycle.” That same adventurous spirt is deeply shared by actor and brand ambassador, Jason Momoa, who is joining creative forces with the Company to bring Pan America’s passion for adventure to the world.

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2021 Pan America engine

Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special models are powered by the new 150hp Revolution® Max 1250 engine, a liquid-cooled 1,250cc-displacement V-Twin designed to offer a broad powerband that builds to a rush of high-RPM power. To minimize overall motorcycle weight (Pan America 1250 534lb. wet/Pan America 1250 Special 559lb. wet), the Revolution Max engine is integrated into the vehicle as the central member of the chassis. (See separate Revolution Max 1250 release for full technical details)

Pan America models are equipped with technologies designed to enhance the riding
experience, including multiple electronically controlled ride modes plus Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements. This broad collection of technologies is designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. The Pan America 1250 Special model is equipped with electronically adjustable semi-active front and rear suspension. As an industry-first innovation, Pan America is equipped with Adaptive Ride Height (ARH), a revolutionary new suspension system which automatically transitions between a low stopped position and optimal ride height when the motorcycle is in motion.

Harley-Davidson design and engineering teams collaborated throughout the process of creating and refining the Pan America™ 1250 and Pan America™ 1250 Special models with a vision guided by utility. Like a good multi-tool, function leads the form of these Harley-Davidson® models. From grab handles to integrated luggage mounts, to a horizontal headlamp configured to better illuminate an off-road trail, function defines style. Inspired by the spirit of rugged North American off-road versatility, the Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special models stand out visually in the adventure touring landscape, with design that reflects the capability of the motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson® dealers will offer a complete line of accessories for the Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special models, including three durable luggage systems, and new technical riding gear for men and women developed in collaboration with respected European motorcycle apparel specialist, REV’IT!. (See separate releases for details accessories and gear)

The Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special models will arrive at Harley-Davidson dealerships in Spring 2021.

PAN AMERICA 1250

The Harley-Davidson® Pan America 1250 model is a rugged, powerful, technologically advanced multi-purpose motorcycle designed for riders ready to embrace real-life adventure. The riding experience is capable and intuitive, on a motorcycle that stays composed and confident wherever your adventure takes you.

Optimized Chassis
A focus on performance and minimizing weight drove both vehicle and engine architecture, material choices, and aggressive component design optimization, all with the goal of achieving a desirable power-to-weight ratio. The powertrain is a stressed member of the chassis, eliminating the traditional frame. Three distinct elements – the front frame, the mid frame and the tail section – bolt directly to the powertrain. This design reduces motorcycle weight and results in a stiff chassis that contributes to precise handling. The cast-aluminum swingarm minimizes unsprung weight. The chassis is designed with a 62.2-inch wheelbase, ideal for touring capability (especially with a passenger and loaded luggage) and agile handling required for off-road maneuverability.

Cast aluminum wheels (19-inch front and a 17-inch rear) are designed to be strong, yet light weight, intended for use on paved roads and un-paved surfaces, such as gravel roads and fire roads. Harley-Davidson and Michelin collaboratively designed a Scorcher Adventure tire for the Pan America models to meet the demands associated with adventure touring. Michelin Anakee
Wild tires with an aggressive “knobby” tread pattern will be offered through Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories for riders seeking maximum off-road traction and a bold style profile.

Brembo® Braking
Harley-Davidson and Brembo collaborated on an all-new braking system for the Pan America™ models that is designed to provide the rider with outstanding braking feel and performance. A new radial monoblock four-piston (30 mm) caliper takes full advantage of the material characteristics to increase stiffness while reducing overall weight. Dual front brake rotors are 320mm in diameter; single rear-brake rotor is 280mm diameter. A new lightweight front brake master cylinder offers adjustable lever response.

Adjustable Suspension
The Pan America 1250 model features premium passive front and rear suspension that is fully adjustable for pre-load and compression/rebound damping. Suspension travel front and rear is 7.48 inches (190mm). Front suspension is provided by a SHOWA® 1 by 1 47mm inverted cartridge fork. Rear suspension is a SHOWA® Piggyback reservoir shock with adjustable hydraulic preload. The rear suspension incorporates a linkage system which provides a progressive feel through the stroke and maintains a comfortable, compliant ride on-road, while providing superior support for off-road conditions.

Touchscreen Display
All instrumentation and infotainment functions are displayed on a tilting 6.8-inch TFT touchscreen (thin-film-transistor, a type of liquid-crystal display noted for high image quality and contrast). Its non-reflective glass cover makes it easier to view in most lighting conditions. The touchscreen function is disabled when the motorcycle is in motion, but the rider can use hand controls to manage many functions of the screen display when the motorcycle is moving. The display supports infotainment generated by the rider’s Bluetooth-equipped mobile device, including music and calls. Navigation is supplied by the free Harley-Davidson® App for iOS or
Android. (See Pan America 1250/Special Tech release for complete details)

Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements
The Pan America 1250 model is equipped with Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements, a collection of technologies designed enhance rider confidence during unexpected situations or poor road conditions. The systems are electronic and utilize the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology. Cornering enhanced technology utilizes an inertial measurement unit, IMU, for optimal intervention when the motorcycle is leaned compared to when the motorcycle is upright. Elements of Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements for the Pan America 1250 model include: Cornering Enhanced Electronically Linked Braking, Cornering
Enhanced Antilock Braking System, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, Cornering
Enhanced Drag-Torque Slip Control System, and Hill Hold Control. (See Pan America 1250/Special Tech release for complete details)

Ride Modes
Selectable Ride Modes electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle, and the level of technology intervention. Five modes are available on the base model (4 are pre-programmed and one can be customized). The Pan America™ 1250 Special model has two additional modes that can be customized by the owner. Pre-programed ride modes for the Pan America 1250 models include Road, Sport, Rain, Off-Road and Off-Road Plus. Each Ride Mode consists of a specific combination of power delivery, engine braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings. The rider may use the MODE button on the right-hand controller to change the active ride mode while riding the motorcycle or when stopped, with some exceptions. (See Pan America 1250/Special Tech release for complete details)

Additional Pan America™ 1250 Model Features
• The lightweight exhaust system is crafted from corrosion-resistant 304-series stainless steel and designed to meet global emissions (including Euro V) and sound regulations without compromising durability or the performance experienced by the rider. The catalyst is located as close to the engine as possible to minimize its size and weight and also keep heat away from the rider. A pair of mufflers – one below the engine and the second on the right side of the motorcycle – adds volume to the exhaust system, which allows effective sound muffling with minimal back pressure, which improves performance. The exhaust system is designed to create clearance under the motorcycle to limit potential impact damage during off-road riding, and to not compromise lean angle.

• The rider portion of the seat has a high and low position which allows the rider to achieve a better fit on the motorcycle. Seat height adjustment does not require tools. Unladen seat height is 34.2 inches in the low position and 35.2 inches in the high position.

• A four-position windscreen can be adjusted with one hand, using a lever adjacent to the display screen, through a range of 1.8 inches to best match rider stature, preference or changing environmental conditions.

• Cruise control is standard equipment.

• A lightweight aluminum fuel tank holds 21.2 liters (5.6 gallons) for extended riding range. The fuel filler is located forward on the top of the tank so it will not be covered by most tank bags, making it easier to fuel up with a bag in place. The fuel tank is shaped to optimize the capacity of the engine intake airbox, which is located below the tank.

• The Pan America™ 1250 model features all-LED lighting designed to deliver signature style and outstanding performance with and additional focus on rugged durability in the off-road environment. The Daymaker® Signature LED headlamp has been designed using new photometric analysis technology to produce outstanding “punch” down the road with a very homogenous spread of light; eliminating distracting “hot spots.”

• The front turn signals are positioned to be protected by the brush guard during off-road riding.

• Paint Color: Vivid Black, River Rock Gray with Medallion

PAN AMERICA 1250 SPECIAL

The Pan America 1250 Special model is a premium adventure touring motorcycle loaded with the following additional exclusive features:

• Semi-Active Front and Rear Suspension with Vehicle Load Control
The Pan America™ 1250 Special model is equipped with electronically adjustable semiactive front and rear suspension. Utilizing data provided by sensors on the motorcycle, this suspension system automatically controls damping to suit the prevailing conditions and riding activity. These suspension components are provided by SHOWA, while the control software was developed by Harley-Davidson. The Vehicle Loading Control system senses the weight of the rider, a passenger and luggage to select optimal suspension sag by automatically adjusting rear preload. Unladen seat height is 33.4 inches in the low position and 34.4 inches in the high position. (See Pan America 1250/Special Tech release for complete details)

• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The TPMS displays current front and rear tire pressure on the on the color display screen and displays an indicator to alert the rider when tire pressure is low, and the pressure should be checked. Maintaining proper tire air pressure is important both for vehicle performance and tire life.

• Center Stand
The center stand supports the parked motorcycle in an upright position. With the center stand deployed the parked motorcycle takes up less space than it would leaning on its side stand, a benefit when garage space is tight. The stand also raises the rear wheel off the ground to facilitate maintenance and tire changes, at home or in the backcountry.

• Multi-Position Rear Brake Pedal
Without using tools, the rear-brake foot pedal height can be changed between two positions to improve control and comfort when the rider is standing. Standing while riding through off-road terrain can improve control of the motorcycle and improve rider’s vision of the trail ahead.

• Brush Guard
Tubular steel brush guards are designed to protect the radiator and help support the motorcycle in a tip-over event.

• Aluminum Skid Plate
This rugged skid plate is designed to protect the engine crankcase from impacts.

• Daymaker® Signature Adaptive Headlamp
Advanced Daymaker® Adaptive Headlamp technology utilizes the ABS IMU to determine the lean angle of the motorcycle and automatically project additional light into corners to illuminate areas of the road that may be unlit by an LED headlamp without this technology.
This may give the rider more confidence on dark roads. o The system includes three LED elements per side, located just above the main Daymaker headlamp.
o The adaptive lamps illuminate in sequence based on motorcycle lean angle, at 8 degrees, 15 degrees and 23 degrees.
o Rather than just switching on and off, the current to the adaptive elements ramps up gradually so the additional lighting is progressive and appears almost seamless to the rider. o The system functions when the headlight is in either high-beam or low-beam mode.

• Heated Hand Grips and Hand Wind Deflectors
Both provide added comfort when riding in cool weather. Heated grips have three temperature settings, selected with a button on the hand control.

• Steering Damper
A steering damper enhances dynamic performance during aggressive off-road riding.

• Factory Installed Option: Adaptive Ride Height
Harley-Davidson is the first to offer this technology in the motorcycle industry, and Adaptive
Ride Height (ARH) is an option for the Pan America™ 1250 Special model only. Adaptive Ride Height unlocks confidence you can feel in different scenarios by enabling a lower seat height when the motorcycle is at rest, without compromising ground clearance in motion.

This revolutionary suspension system automatically transitions the motorcycle between a low stopped position and optimal ride height when the motorcycle is in motion. The system allows the rider to mount the Pan America 1250 Special model with ease, and facilitates placing feet down to the ground at a stop, by lowering the seat height 1 to 2 inches (depending on automatically selected rear pre-load, which determines ride height when the bike is moving). Unladen seat height is 32.7 inches in the low position and 33.7 inches in the high position. ARH retains all of the features of the semi-active front and rear suspension.

o ARH does not compromise suspension travel – full travel is always maintained – and does not compromise lean angle, ground clearance or ride quality.

o There are four selectable Adaptive Ride Height sub-modes:
 Auto Mode: The system determines how quickly to lower the suspension based on how aggressive the braking action is, with the target of having the suspension fully lowered when the bike comes to a stop.
 Short Delay and Long Delay Modes: In these modes the lowering function is delayed until the motorcycle comes to a stop, so that full ride height is maintained while the motorcycle is moving at low speeds, such as when negotiating a parking lot.
 Locked Mode: The Adaptive Ride Height system will always maintain the normal ride height and does not lower at a stop. This mode might be selected by a tall rider who does not need Adaptive Ride Height to be flat footed at a stop, or for off-road riding when full ride height is desirable at low speeds.

• Factory Installed Option: Tubeless Laced Wheels
The stainless-steel spokes are inserted through the aluminum wheel rim outside of the tire bead. These wheels offer the rider several advantages over the cast wheels in off-road conditions.
o This design allows the use of a tubeless tire, which eliminates the weight of an inner tube.
o The spokes are repairable in the field without removing the wheel from the motorcycle or removing the tire from the wheel.
o The laced wheels look both rugged and high-tech.

• Paint Colors: Vivid Black; Gauntlet Gray Metallic; Deadwood Green (available in select international markets only); two-tone Baja Orange and Stone Washed White Pearl; all with Split Graphic

Learn more about the Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 and Pan America™ 1250 Special models at www.harley-davidson.com/ca. Make sure to follow the dedicated Pan America social accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

About Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and HarleyDavidson Financial Services. Our vision: Building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution and emotion. Our mission: More than building machines, we stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Our ambition is to maintain our place as the most desirable motorcycle brand in the world. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture by delivering a motorcycle lifestyle with distinctive and customizable motorcycles, experiences, motorcycle accessories, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides financing, insurance and other programs to help get riders on the road. www.harley-davidson.com.


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Langen Motorcycles reaches major milestone

February 11, 2021

Langen Motorcycles is excited to share images from the latest stage of development work going into preparing the 250cc Two Stroke model for production.
The all-new Langen Two Stroke is making great progress as it heads towards the initial run of production bikes for the first customers, with road testing and dyno fine-tuning nearing completion.

Langen Motorcycles, the newly created British firm which is headed up by former CCM Chief Design Engineer Chris Ratcliffe, first revealed the Two Stroke model in July 2020. The Langen Two Stroke is a high-end motorcycle costing £28,000 + VAT and each bike which can be personally tailored to the owner’s wishes.

Engine set-up is being carried out by the Italian company Vins Motors, which has designed and built the 75bhp two-stroke engine which is also used in their own sportsbike. Chassis set-up is all being done in-house at Langen. The Vins V-twin engine is housed in a bespoke Langen chassis, with the modern twist on a café racer tipping the scales at just 114kg.
Work has been continuing ever since the first reveal to the public, which also saw a host of customers placing orders for the 250cc two-stroke.

Langen founder Chris Ratcliffe said: “Getting a bike ready for road testing and engine fine-tuning is an important milestone. It’s been a lot of work to get where we are today, and the various Covid lockdown changes have been an extra challenge too.

“Hearing from Vins to say the engine and chassis are working well together has been fantastic news for all of us and we can’t wait to get bikes into production and ready for the first customers.”

Vins CEO and founder Vincenzo Mattia is in charge of the work being done to ensure the Vins engine suits the Langen bike and is set-up perfectly for customers.
He said: “The test session with the Langen motorcycle gave me the opportunity to fine tune something very different from our own Vins motorcycle. The different wheel dimensions and final ratio forced the Vins staff to approach the ECU mapping session with particular attention paid to power delivery. This was part of a big effort to optimise acceleration and driveability.

“The most interesting thing was the result of the road test which went really well and followed several dyno sessions. Power delivery was predictable each time, as was the roadholding and handling, which is thanks to the very good chassis and suspension design of the Langen itself. It’s also a very light motorcycle, so the match between Langen and Vins is a real thing, with fun and thrills as a result of the ride and lightness as a common feature.

“I’ve personally done all the road and dyno tests of the bike, and I can confirm not only the fun factor, but also the high quality of the product made by Langen.”

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We’re excited to be able to share images from the latest stage of development work going into preparing the 250cc Two Stroke model for production.
The all-new Langen Two Stroke is making great progress as it heads towards the initial run of production bikes for the first customers, with road testing and dyno fine-tuning nearing completion.

Langen Motorcycles, the newly created British firm which is headed up by former CCM Chief Design Engineer Chris Ratcliffe, first revealed the Two Stroke model in July 2020. The Langen Two Stroke is a high-end motorcycle costing £28,000 + VAT and each bike which can be personally tailored to the owner’s wishes.

Engine set-up is being carried out by the Italian company Vins Motors, which has designed and built the 75bhp two-stroke engine which is also used in their own sportsbike. Chassis set-up is all being done in-house at Langen. The Vins V-twin engine is housed in a bespoke Langen chassis, with the modern twist on a café racer tipping the scales at just 114kg.
Work has been continuing ever since the first reveal to the public, which also saw a host of customers placing orders for the 250cc two-stroke.

Langen founder Chris Ratcliffe said: “Getting a bike ready for road testing and engine fine-tuning is an important milestone. It’s been a lot of work to get where we are today, and the various Covid lockdown changes have been an extra challenge too.

“Hearing from Vins to say the engine and chassis are working well together has been fantastic news for all of us and we can’t wait to get bikes into production and ready for the first customers.”

Vins CEO and founder Vincenzo Mattia is in charge of the work being done to ensure the Vins engine suits the Langen bike and is set-up perfectly for customers.
He said: “The test session with the Langen motorcycle gave me the opportunity to fine tune something very different from our own Vins motorcycle. The different wheel dimensions and final ratio forced the Vins staff to approach the ECU mapping session with particular attention paid to power delivery. This was part of a big effort to optimise acceleration and driveability.

“The most interesting thing was the result of the road test which went really well and followed several dyno sessions. Power delivery was predictable each time, as was the roadholding and handling, which is thanks to the very good chassis and suspension design of the Langen itself. It’s also a very light motorcycle, so the match between Langen and Vins is a real thing, with fun and thrills as a result of the ride and lightness as a common feature.

“I’ve personally done all the road and dyno tests of the bike, and I can confirm not only the fun factor, but also the high quality of the product made by Langen.”


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