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"Just Ride" During the Harley-Davidson World Ride, June 27-28

Just ride. It is a simple idea that expresses the passion that unites motorcycle riders around the world, regardless of age, location, or brand. It is also all anyone needs to do to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders and Harley Owners Group members who are flexing their freedom and hitting the open road during the Harley-Davidson World Ride on June 27 and 28.

"One of the beautiful things about riding a motorcycle is how it lets you check out from the daily grind and experience the pure feelings of joy and freedom it brings," said Ken Ostermann, Harley-Davidson General Manager of Integrated Marketing Operations. "The Harley-Davidson World Ride is all about being on your bike, loving life, and sharing that feeling with others."

One World, Two Days, Millions of Miles

Launched in 2008 by the Harley Owners Group as Million Mile Monday, the annual riding event was expanded into the two-day Harley-Davidson World Ride in 2012 to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate. In 2014, participants logged more than ten million miles on solo rides, in groups large and small, and through a variety of Retailer-led events around the world, united by their shared passion for motorcycling. For 2015, the event retains its two-day format, but shifts to Saturday and Sunday to enable even more riders around the globe to participate.

"The thrilling feeling of freedom and independence experienced by riding a motorcycle can be life-changing. Participating in the World Ride is a perfect opportunity to share that experience with a non-rider, perhaps by inviting them along as a passenger to share the ride," Ostermann said.

Whether it is across town, cross-country, or anything in between, every mile counts and can be recorded by logging into the online mileage accumulator of Harley-Davidson at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer will record the collective distance traveled by all participants in the World Ride.

Ride participants can log their post-ride mileage directly onto the World Ride website from mobile devices and share their riding stories and photographs on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #HDworldride. Participants can also download a certificate of participation after logging their mileage on the World Ride website.

To learn more about the Harley-Davidson World Ride, visit h-d.com/worldride.

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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Raises Record Funds Through Pink Label Motorclothes

Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada presented representatives of Rethink Breast Cancer with a donation cheque of $11,630.08, aiding in the fight against breast cancer. Consumers across Canada have helped women affected by breast cancer by sharing the Harley-Davidson® spirit and purchasing items from the Canadian Pink Label collection; a portion of the proceeds from each sale has been donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is proud to be partnered with Rethink Breast Cancer. “Over the past five years, we have raised $121,467.58,” says Shannon Walker, Manager, MotorClothes & General Merchandise. “Our new updated Pink Label collection offers a refreshed new shade of hot pink that will be popular with our Customers and offer great gift ideas. Several new Sportswear, Accessory, and Gift styles now feature the hot pink shade, adding to the collection and complementing the existing line of Pink Label products”.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company supports all its riders, and with its philanthropic spirit, there is a greater sense of contribution within the community. Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is committed to supporting research to find a cure and support women dealing with breast cancer.

“Over the past 5 years Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has been an incredible champion of Rethink. Their continued support through the Pink Label collection will help us develop new and creative resources for young women facing breast cancer and those concerned about breast health,” says MJ DeCoteau, Executive Director and Founder of Rethink Breast Cancer.

Rethink Breast Cancer is dedicated to providing innovative education, research, and support programs for women of all ages, making the partnership with Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada a seamless collaboration to aid and empower women.

For further information on the Pink Label MotorClothes® line and how to contribute to Rethink Breast Cancer, please visit: motorclothes.harley-davidson.ca/motorclothes/pink-label.

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Harley-Davidson Plans Direct Distribution to Independent Dealers In Canada

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) will transition to a model of direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by July 31, 2017, when the company’s current agreement ends with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson products in Canada since 1973. The two companies are also in discussions about a possible agreement to move up the transition in Canadian operations to as early as the third quarter of 2015.

As part of its global growth strategy, Harley-Davidson has largely migrated to a globally consistent model of direct distribution to independently owned dealers and, in recent years, has established direct distribution and operations in a number of its major markets including Brazil, Australia, Italy and the Scandinavian countries. Under direct distribution, the company manages sales to dealers, marketing, dealer recruitment and retail capabilities, consumer events and other aspects of its in-market activities, often through wholly-owned subsidiaries. Canada remains among the only markets operating through a third-party distributor arrangement.

“The contributions of the Deeley organization to Harley-Davidson’s customers and the business in Canada have been tremendous, and we have the highest regard for the entire Deeley team,” said Harley-Davidson North America Vice President and Managing Director Mike Kennedy. “Deeley has achieved a level of success that has made Canada one of the largest international Harley-Davidson markets over time. We have made this decision to transition to direct distribution in Canada after long and careful consideration, and solely growing out of our global business strategy. We will work closely with the Deeley organization as we finalize a roadmap for the future and look forward to leveraging the many opportunities to fulfill dreams of personal freedom for customers.”

“We have a long and proud relationship with Harley-Davidson, marked by Deeley’s commitment to excellence – to our associates, customers and retailers – and that will continue to be our priority throughout the transition,” said Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada President and Chief Operating Officer Malcolm Hunter. “It has been a true honour to be part of this business we have all built together. We have accomplished so much and are proud of Deeley’s legacy and our enduring contribution to motorcycling in Canada. The entire Deeley organization will work closely with Harley-Davidson to ensure a seamless transition and ensure that Canadian customers continue to enjoy an outstanding Harley-Davidson product, service and support experience. ”

Don James, co-founder and majority owner of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, currently serves as a director on the Harley-Davidson, Inc. board.

In Canada and globally, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and related products are retailed through a network of more than 1,460 independently owned dealerships.


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Heated riding gear from Harley Davidson

Conquer the cold and extend the riding days with new 12 V Dual-Source heated gear from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes apparel line. An array of new men’s and women’s liners, gloves, jackets, and pants deliver the maximum 12 V of heat via two sources: a rechargeable lithium ion battery or a motorcycle’s electrical system. Designed specifically for riders, all of the products feature a separate, built-in temperature controller with three distinct colour-coded heat levels. To enhance performance, Microwire technology provides the thinnest, lightest wiring system with the fastest warmth. Each new heated item offers a three-year warranty.

These are some of the new Dual-Source 12 V heated gear options from Harley-Davidson Motor Company:
Stay warm to the core with the men’s Heated Dual-Source 12 V Jacket Liner (P/N 98330-15VM). The five-panel system concentrates heat in the sleeves, chest, and back for optimal performance. The liner can be powered by the bike’s 12 V electrical system or a 12 V lithium rechargeable battery. For maximum mid-layer performance with minimal bulk, the liner is made from polyester with spandex and fleece. It is available in sizes S – 3XL.



Maintain maximum comfort, dexterity, and control with the new men’s Heated Dual-Source 12 V Gloves (P/N 98328-15VM). The gloves are made from leather and textile with tricot fleece lining and a waterproof, breathable liner. Pre-curved fingers, power-stretch knuckles, and gel-padded palms deliver maximum riding comfort. The heated gloves are powered through the bike’s 12 V electrical system via the heated liner or a pair of accessory 12 V lithium rechargeable batteries. The built-in three-level temperature controller system allows a rider to control the individual temperature level of each glove. Available in sizes S – 3XL.

Feel the heat and ride longer with the new women’s Heated Dual-Source 12 V Jacket Liner (P/N 98338-15VW). It features a built-in temperature controller with three heat settings and a five-panel heating system: two sleeve, two chest and one back panel. Constructed from four-way stretch polyester with spandex and fleece, the liner works best as a bulk-free mid-layer, yet can also be worn as a jacket. It connects to the bike’s 12 V electrical system or an accessory 12 V lithium ion rechargeable battery. Available in sizes XS – 2XL.



Ride in confidence and warmth with the new women’s Heated Dual-Source 12 V Gloves (P/N 98339-15VW). They are constructed from leather and textile with tricot fleece lining and a waterproof, breathable liner and connect to the bike’s 12 V electrical system or a pair of accessory 12 V lithium rechargeable batteries for optimal versatility. A built-in, three-level temperature controller delivers heat the entire length of each finger and thumb. Pre-curved fingers, gel-padded palms, and ergonomic thumbs are built for all-day riding comfort and control. Available in sizes XS – XL.




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Harley-Davidson Sturgis Plan 75-Year Agreement

Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the city of Sturgis, South Dakota, are setting their sights on the future – far into the future. In the spirit of this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Company and city officials are finalizing an agreement covering the next 75 years, making Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

“Harley-Davidson riders have attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for decades. This new agreement will help fuel many more years of freedom, independence, and rebellion for this iconic gathering,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer at Harley-Davidson. “Riding is a passion passed down through generations, so it’s important we celebrate the legacy and history of Harley-Davidson in Sturgis, while helping creating new memories.”

As part of the agreement, a permanent plaza will be built on Main Street in Sturgis that will include a stage for events, concerts, and even weddings. The year-round location, which will be completed in time for this year’s 75th Rally, will be the official Harley-Davidson® destination for riders and fans alike.

“For decades, Harley-Davidson has been the motorcycle of choice for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally fans and a great partner to the city of Sturgis,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen. “Today it gives me great pleasure to solidify its importance by making it the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.”

Sturgis: Baked into the bricks of Harley-Davidson

To ensure the new multi-purpose space builds on the legacy of the Brand and is pure Harley-Davidson, the plaza will integrate bricks from the company’s Milwaukee headquarters, a building that once housed the Company Factory dating back more than 100 years.

During a news conference at the Company headquarters, Harley-Davidson announced the planned agreement, which has an initial term and renewals running through 2090. To unveil the deal, Harley-Davidson removed a brick from the historic front entrance using a 2015 Harley-Davidson® Street™ 750 motorcycle. That brick, alongside one from the Harley-Davidson Museum™, and 73 bricks from the headquarters’ famous motorcycle-only parking area will be delivered to Sturgis on Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.

Whether riders are trapped inside for the winter or riding south toward warmer weather, now is the perfect time to plan a trip to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The party starts August 1, 2015, and for those who have had Sturgis on a bucket list, this might just be the year to attend. For inspiration and pictures from the 2014 Rally, visit www.h-d.com/sturgis.

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Renedian Adventures to offer African tours on Harley Davidon's

Rene Cormier sent us a notice that they're going to be offering Harley Davidson tours of Africa.

Here's the details:

We are thrilled to announce that beginning this year (2015), two of our safaris can be enjoyed from the seat of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle!

Many of you have expressed interest in exploring Africa and experiencing this amazing continent, but are more comfortable on a different style of motorcycle than the BMW’s we currently use, and prefer somewhat tamer roads. We’ve heard you and this is the result.

While tours cover generally the same area and distance, routes have been adapted to alternate riding styles. That means that motorcycles on specific tours will be exclusively BMW or exclusively Harley-Davidson.

Tours on Harley-Davidson’s are available on:
 
Come and ride with us on a Harley-Davidson!
 

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Project Livewire - Electric Harley Davidon - Comes to the 2015 PSS Shows

Innovation, meet heritage. Harley-Davidson Motor Company recently revealed Project Livewire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle.

The Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Experience will be coming to the Powersport Services (PSS) motorcycle shows across the country this winter! This static display will be located separately from the corporate Harley-Davidson® booth in a prime location and will include one Livewire unit on a JUMPSTART demo, a second display unit on a stand, as well as a PDC design video on a large-screen TV.


An Innovative Approach to Advance the Possibilities of Personal Freedom

This exciting new ride blends the styling heritage of the Company with the latest technology to deliver a new expression of the signature Harley-Davidson look, sound, and feel.

“Project Livewire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project Livewire is a bold statement for us as a Company and a Brand.”

The bike offers a visceral riding experience with tire-shredding acceleration and an unmistakable new sound. “The sound is a distinct part of the thrill,” said Richer. “Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project Livewire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market.” 

Helping Preserve and Renew the Freedom to Ride for Generations

As riding in the great outdoors is one of the best elements of motorcycling, sustainability remains a core strategic focus at Harley-Davidson.

“Preserving the riding environment is important to all of us,” said Levatich. “Project Livewire is just one element in our efforts to preserve and renew the freedom to ride for generations to come. As a Company that has seen success for 111 years, we think in generational terms about our great riding environments for the next 111 years.


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Harley-Dav​idson Unveils New Leather Jackets and Gloves

Enjoy the comfort and style of solid and perforated cowhide leather construction offered by the new women’s Rallyrunner 3-in-1 Leather Jacket (P/N 98087-15VW) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. It is built to ride with pre-curved sleeves and an action back, with pockets at the elbows and shoulders that accept accessory body armour for increased protection. For added versatility it features a removable, enzyme-washed drawstring hoodie with a lined hood and thumbholes on the cuffs. Two pockets on the hoodie complement three pockets on the jacket to provide ample storage space, while snap waist tabs and zippered cuffs deliver customizable comfort. It is available in sizes XS – 3W at most Harley-Davidson Retail Stores in Canada


TECHNOLOGY AND WARMTH COMBINED IN NEW FULL-FINGER GLOVES FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Built for Warmth and Touchscreen Compatibility
Experience full-fingered warmth while using your smartphone with the new men’s Fleece and Nylon Gloves (P/N 97276-15VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. The new gloves expand the current lineup of Harley-Davidson touchscreen compatible gloves. Built with a touchscreen compatible index finger and thumb, the new fleece gloves allow riders to use mobile devices without exposing their hands to the fall and winter elements. The ergonomic thumb design complements the padded palm and anti-slip palm patch for optimal grip-grabbing ease. They are constructed of durable nylon exterior and warm 100 per cent polyester micro fleece interior for cold weather riding comfort. Ample 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material delivers enhanced reflectivity in low light conditions. Available in sizes S – 3XL at most Harley-DavidsonRetail Stores in Canada.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON OFFERS A NEW TRIPLE VENT SYSTEM WATERPROOF JACKET FOR MEN
Hit the Road in Confidence with Ultimate Adaptability
The new men’s Triple Vent System Waterproof Elite Textile and Leather Jacket (P/N 97041-15VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line is built for ultimate adaptability. The wind tunnel tested Triple Vent System technology keeps riders and passenger cool by maximizing airflow. To maximize airflow, the jacket features three tiered vents on each side of the body with stay-open snap tabs that enable extra-wide vent openings. A removable full-sleeve quilted liner offers custom temperature control, while a deployable hood folds under the collar when not in use. Seven available pockets provide ample storage, and pockets at the elbows accept accessory body armour for increased protection. Piping made with 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material delivers enhanced reflectivity in low light conditions. It is constructed from waterproof 600/900 denier textile with cowhide leather accents on the collar, shoulders, elbows, arms, and chest. Available in sizes S – 5XL and Tall at most Harley-Davidson Retail Stores in Canada
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NEW WOMEN’S MYSTIC DUAL CHAMBER GLOVES FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Choose Your Chamber with Dual-Option Full-Finger Gloves
Grasp the innovative versatility of the new women’s Mystic Dual Chamber Full-Finger Leather Gloves

(P/N 98344-15VW) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. Eliminating the bulkiness of traditional 2-in-1 gloves, these new gloves feature two separate hand chambers, one for increased tactile feel and another for increased warmth. The gel-padded palm and pre-curved fingers add extra comfort while power-stretch knuckles allow for a more natural handlebar grip. Elastic wrists with adjustable closures provide a custom fit, while piping made from 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material provides enhanced reflectivity in low light conditions. Available in sizes XS –XL at most Harley-Davidson Retail Stores in Canada.

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Pink is more than a colour to the Harley-Davidson Brand and its family of riders, Retailers, and enthusiasts. It’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer that nobody rides alone, on the road or through life.
Since its inception in 2010, Canadian riders and fans have added extra horsepower to that promise by raising more than $110,000 for Rethink Breast Cancer, supporting and empowering women through purchases of Harley-Davidson Genuine MotorClothes Pink Label collection apparel and merchandise.

“The power of partnerships can change the world,” said Claudia Garber, Director, Market outreach, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “The Pink Label program is our year-round commitment to empower and support the courageous men and women who are affected by breast cancer. These are the people who inspire us to never let off the throttle.”

For 2015, Pink Label includes a broad collection of pink-themed items, led by the new Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket. Each item has the power to make a difference. Visit h-d.com/pinklabel to learn more.

A few examples:

Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket

The new Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket (P/N 98090-15VW) is made from lightweight, washed goatskin leather with an allover waxy rub that delivers vintage styling.


The new Pink Label Socks (P/N 99505-15VW) are knee-length and available in two styles and colours.



The Pink Label Plaid Shirt (P/N 99139-15VW) features rhinestone-accented buttons and tabs and subtle embroidered graphics.



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Harley Davidson offering in store credit

Harley Davison is offering in-store credit on remaining 2014 models. That should help you get some bling for your HD.





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2015 Harley-Davidson Model Lineup

CONCORD, Ontario (August 25, 2014) – Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of theStreet™ 750 and Street™ 500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HOG) stays hard on the throttle with the introduction of its 2015 model lineup. Combining world-class aerodynamics, exhilarating audio performance, and dialed-in ergonomic fit, Harley-Davidson expands its diverse offering of motorcycles and gives riders more ways than ever before to lead their own pack to the open road.

“The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our Customers through world-class, Customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “We are one with our riders around the world, and everything we do is about delivering what they expect and deserve from Harley-Davidson.”

Customer-led innovations for 2015 include:

Road Glide® Motorcycle
After a one-year hiatus, the original alternative bagger is back with a new triple vented, frame-mounted fairing that minimizes head buffeting, Dual Reflector Daymaker™ LED headlamps, and a new handlebar with reduced reach and a new wrist angle for improved ergonomics.


Road Glide Special® Motorcycle
The fully-loaded Road Glide® Special motorcycle is Factory-equipped with premium Boom!™ Box infotainment, upgraded suspension, and Reflex™ linked brakes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

Freewheeler Trike
America’s hot-rod swagger rolls even wider with the expansion and dominance of H-D in the three-wheel category. From its mini ape hanger handlebar to its bobtail fenders, the Freewheeler™ trike fuses custom style and easy-handling performance. The all-new rear body shape gives the Freewheeler™ trike a low, lean profile.

New Braking System for Softail® Models
A new braking system for Softail® models delivers improved modulation and responsiveness and decreases hand lever effort by 40 per cent. ABS is now standard on all Softail® models and optional on the Slim™ model. New front brake components include a rigid four-piston fixed front brake caliper with 34 and 32 mm pistons coated to minimize initial displacement, brake pads with high-output friction material, a new master cylinder with a higher mechanical ratio, and a new 300 mm front brake rotor. The caliper and master cylinder have been restyled to enhance the looks of each model.

Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® Low/Ultra Limited Low Motorcycles
Harley-Davidson takes fit further with a package of ergonomic enhancements that offer the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson® style.

CVO Street Glide® Motorcycle
Boasting a new Boom!™ Audio system backed by 600 watts of power streaming through four bi-amped front and rear three-way speakers, this limited-production bagger is a rolling concert venue that delivers shocking volume and outstanding sonic quality. Top it off with an intricate paint scheme and the added exclusivity of four colour options.

CVO Road Glide® Ultra Motorcycle
Drenched in chrome and custom paint, this super-premium Touring motorcycle offers world-class aerodynamics, luxury touring essentials, and the unrelenting performance of a Screamin’ Eagle® Twin-Cooled™ Twin Cam 110™ engine.

Across its 2015 model lineup, Harley-Davidson offers fresh style with eight new paint colours, including new Custom colours Black Magic and Radioactive Green and new Hard Candy Custom™ metal flake colours Cancun Blue Flake and Quicksilver Flake.

When it comes to customization, the Harley® philosophy is the more the better – and it is pushing the limits even farther. This year, Harley-Davidson is adding hundreds of new Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories and making its digital Bike Builder tool even more massive. There are also new Genuine MotorClothes® jackets, boots, helmets, shirts, and more to add to the shopping cart.

The new 2015 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson® Retail Stores August 26, 2014. Visit H-D.com to see all of the 2015 Harley-Davidson® models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailer.

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2015 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Model Roars Back

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has more rush in the tank. Spy photos, gossip, and wild speculation are flooding the Internet as Harley-Davidson fans around the globe anticipate the return of the Road Glide motorcycle. The wait is over and the Road Glide model is back.

Weeks before the announcement of its complete 2015 model lineup, Harley-Davidson is previewing the Road Glide and Road Glide Special, two of its new 2015 motorcycles. Infused with DNA of the Customer-led product development effort Project RUSHMORE, the two sleek, shark-nose Touring models are being revealed today during special events at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, and at the National Bikers Roundup (NBR) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


"Road Glide has always had an incredibly passionate following, which is why its return to the model line-up is exciting for our customers and our company," said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "With Project Rushmore technology, intuitive features and great new styling, we're delivering an improved ride for the Road Glide faithful and the many others looking for more cool Project Rushmore motorcycle options."

One look at the new contour of the famous Road Glide fairing is all it takes to see past form and convention were put aside and a new rebellious design emerged. The Road Glide motorcycle earned its status satisfying the hard core and now it is back. From the wicked new Dual Reflector Daymaker LED headlights to the combination stop/turn/taillights, the Road Glide motorcycles set out to make the ultimate statement in custom, high-mile aggression and back it up with all the function riders demand.

"The Road Glide has always been a bike for a rider who's cut from a different cloth, a person who wants to make a statement as they chase the freedom of the road," said Michael Goche, Product Planning Manager. "This new model respects that spirit while offering a significant improvement in aerodynamic and ergonomic comfort, LED lighting, and the full suite of Project RUSHMORE features that have been such a huge hit with Touring riders around the world."

Road Glide
Shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing, the new frame-mounted Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that significantly reduces head buffeting while still providing comfortable airflow around the rider. The brilliant white beams of the Dual Daymaker™ Reflector LED headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. Centred in the inner fairing is the colour screen of a Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system controlled by twin joysticks located on a new swept-back handlebar that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. A High Output Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine burbles through two chrome mufflers, its abundant torque always on tap with just a twist of the throttle. Touring features include One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension, and new ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design and improved tactile feel.



Road Glide Special
Select premium features elevate the performance and style of the Road Glide Special model from the base model. These enhancements include the premium Boom!™ Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touchscreen and GPS navigation, Reflex Linked Brakes with ABS, and hand-adjustable low-profile rear suspension. An exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping move the styling up a notch.

The public will have an opportunity to see and test ride the new 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special models at Harley-Davidson locations in Sturgis August 2-9 and in Tulsa on August 2. They then start arriving at authorized Harley-Davidson Retail Stores on August 26, 2014. Visit www.h-d.com/roadglide for more information.


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Project LiveWire - The First Electric Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

CONCORD, Ontario (June 19, 2014)  Innovation, meet heritage. Today, Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE:HOG) reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson® electric motorcycle.

In keeping with the Customer-led product development approach of the Company, starting next week select consumers across the country will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of the first-ever electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson.

While not immediately for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed for the purposes of getting insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

“America at its best has always been about reinvention,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “And, like America, Harley-Davidson has reinvented itself many times in our history, with Customers leading us every step of the way. Project LiveWire is another exciting, Customer-led moment in our history.”

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites Customers to test ride, provide feedback, and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don’t yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of Project LiveWire through the Jumpstart™ demo – a simulated riding experience.

A 2014 U.S. tour – kicking off with a journey down Route 66 – will visit more than 30 Harley-Davidson® dealerships now through the end of the year. In 2015, the Project LiveWire Experience will continue in the U.S. and expand into Canada and Europe.



“This builds on many recent reinvention successes for Harley-Davidson.” said Levatich. “In just the last few years, we’ve broadened our reach to serve an increasingly diverse society, as well as reinvented our approach to product development and manufacturing. This has resulted in cutting-edge products like the recently launched Project Rushmore, Street 500, and Street 750 [models], and this reveal of Project LiveWire.” 

An Innovative Approach to Advance the Possibilities of Personal Freedom

This exciting new ride blends the styling heritage of the Company with the latest technology to deliver a new expression of the signature Harley-Davidson® look, sound, and feel.

“Project LiveWire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project LiveWire is a bold statement for us as a Company and a Brand.”



The bike offers a visceral riding experience with tire-shredding acceleration and an unmistakable new sound. “The sound is a distinct part of the thrill,” said Richer. “Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project LiveWire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market.” 
Longer term plans for Retail availability of Project LiveWire will be influenced by feedback from riders along the Project Livewire Experience tour.

“We offer a no excuses riding experience in everything we do and we are led by what our Customers tell us matters most,” said Richer. “Because electric vehicle technology is evolving rapidly, we are excited to learn more from riders through the Project LiveWire Experience to fully understand the definition of success in this market as the technology continues to evolve.”



Helping Preserve and Renew the Freedom to Ride for Generations

As riding in the great outdoors is one of the best elements of motorcycling, sustainability remains a core strategic focus at Harley-Davidson.

“Preserving the riding environment is important to all of us,” said Levatich. “Project LiveWire is just one element in our efforts to preserve and renew the freedom to ride for generations to come. As a Company that has seen success for 111 years, we think in generational terms about our great riding environments for the next 111 years.” 

Fans can learn more about Project LiveWire, as well as specific dates and locations for Project LiveWire Experience stops, at projectlivewire.com. Harley-Davidson also invites anyone who is interested in the possibilities of the future to follow and engage with the Company on its social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Harley Davidson - Electric Motorcycle

In a teaser trailer released by Harley-Davidson on Wednesday, a motorcycle is seen riding down U.S. Route 66 but without that characteristic potato-potato V-Twin rumble.

Instead - it's the whizzing of electricity! Hell has just frozen over my friends! Smaller displacement - yes, okay the HD loyal can get behind that one - they're still v-twins but ELECTRIC? The firestorm is going to be tremendous!

The electric bike market in China is booming. Maybe they want a piece of that action?

Here's a quote from the Harley Davidson website regarding the video:

"There are milestones that change history – those pivotal moments where the future is defined. This is one of them. Just like this country, Harley-Davidson® has reinvented itself many times in our 111 years. This is the next chapter of our journey. Whether you’re a rider or not, we’re inviting you to take part in the experience, and be there for this historic ride forward."



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Harley Davidson World Ride - June 22-23

Join H.O.G. and Riders Around the World on the Open Road June 22-23


Take a break from the rat race on June 22-23 to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders around the world who are shedding the shackles of responsibility and hitting the open road during the Harley-Davidson World Ride.

“For these two days, riders will unite to blow off the daily grind and celebrate that being free is a lot more fun,” said Nigel Villiers, Harley-Davidson Director of Integrated Consumer Experience. “Riding is more appreciated when you can steal the time from something you’d rather not be doing, so let the meetings and honey-dos wait until Tuesday and just ride.”

One World, Two Days, Millions of Miles

Launched in 2008 by the Harley Owners Group as Million Mile Monday, the annual riding event was expanded into the two-day Harley-Davidson World Ride in 2012 to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate. In 2012, participants logged 7.7 million miles, but last year as riders celebrated the 110th Anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the 30th Anniversary of H.O.G., riders from 66 countries blitzed that record by more than 25 per cent, tallying an official total of more than 10 million miles. Riders logged their miles solo, in groups large and small, and through a variety of dealer-lead events around the world, united by their shared passion for motorcycling.

Whether it’s across town, cross-country, or anything in between, every mile counts and can be recorded by logging into the Harley-Davidson online mileage accumulator at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer will record the collective distance travelled by all participants in the World Ride.

“Every mile we ride together strengthens the bonds between riders and showcases to the world the powerful expression of freedom the World Ride represents,” Villiers said.

New for 2014, ride participants can also log their post-ride mileage directly onto the World Ride website from mobile devices and share their riding stories and photographs on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #HDworldride. Participants can also download a certificate of participation after logging their mileage on the World Ride website.

To learn more about the Harley-Davidson World Ride, visit h-d.com/worldride.


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Harley-Davidson Busts Out Two More New Bikes

The Return of the Rebellious Low Rider® ; Tour-Ready SuperLow1200T  Revealed


Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is at it again. Fresh off the unveiling of the new Harley-Davidson®Street 750 model and the launch of Project RUSHMORE, the Company unleashed today two new motorcycles that expand its diverse lineup of street bikes, and put more models for more riders on the showroom floor of each Harley-Davidson® Retailer.

The mid-year release of the retro-cool Low Rider®and rangy SuperLow1200T motorcycles completes the largest new-model launch in Harley-Davidson’s 110-year history and keeps the throttle pinned on the company’s accelerated, Customer-led product-development process.

“It’s been a fantastic six months for us,” said Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson Motor Company President and Chief Operating Officer. “First Project RUSHMORE, then Harley-Davidson Street, now the new SuperLow 1200T and Low Rider models – all are the result of being Customer led and delivering riders the technical prowess and rebellious spirit that they want infused in each and every new Harley motorcycle.”

Low Rider® Motorcycle
In 1977, Harley-Davidson created a ride-it-hard, put-it-away dirty, make-your-own-boundaries custom motorcycle that became an icon – the Low Rider®. Today that defiant attitude returns with a vengeance as the legendary Low Rider® model name is reprised for an all-new cruiser that rolls with old-school class and exciting new performance. A polished headlamp visor, wrinkle black trim, and split five-spoke aluminum wheels are touchstone styling elements from the original Low Rider® model.

The unrelenting thrust of the Twin Cam 103 powertrain signals departure with a satisfying, throaty tone through twisting header pipes feeding a 2-into-1 exhaust. Suspension is calibrated for all-day comfort and precise handling, while dual-front disc brakes deliver capable stopping power. The new adjustable seat and handlebar risers enable a perfect fit for more riders. Ample Genuine Motor Accessories offer endless possibilities for self-expression, so any rider can own the look and ownthe road.

SuperLow 1200T  Motorcycle
Harley-Davidson opens the door to touring adventure with the SuperLow 1200T ,a motorcycle that combines a nimble chassis with essential touring features and the power to ride to the horizon. A detachable windshield, locking saddlebags, and Michelin® Scorcher™ 11T touring tires are standard equipment. Docking points accommodate detachable accessory racks and backrests for ease of customization.

A new seat and control ergonomics are shaped specifically to give more riders long-distance comfort. The SuperLow1200T motorcycle can run with the pack thanks to the power of a 1,200 cc Evolution V-Twin engine, and it weighs 53.5 Kg less than the lightest Harley-Davidson® Big Twin Touring motorcycle. The finish is premium Harley-Davidson® with aluminum wheels, an available two-tone paint scheme and plenty of brilliant chrome.

To swing a leg over a new Harley-Davidson®motorcycle, visit h-d.com to find a local Retailer. The Low Rider® and SuperLow 1200T units start arriving today in Retail Stores across the country, and are available to demo during Daytona Bike Week at the Harley-Davidson® display at the Speedway.


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CREVIER ROLLS ON AT THE AUTODROME IN ST-EUSTACHE, QUEBEC

Maple Ridge, British Columbia’s Steve Crevier scooped up his second straight win in the 2013 Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series at the Autodrome in St-Eustache, QC on Sunday. Riding for the MotoSport Plus team based out of Kingston, Ontario, the two-time defending class champion led all 16 laps of the round sponsored by Harley-Davidson Laval and finished 2.814 seconds clear of Ruthless Racing’s John Ross MacRae from Calgary, Alberta. MacRae’s teammate Darren James of North Vancouver completed the podium.

“I got a good launch, but I was distracted because JR and Darren were having some problems off the line,” Crevier said. “After that it was just a matter of putting in some nice clean laps.”

The win was the second straight for Crevier this year and gives him 111 points in the Canadian Harley‑Davidson XR1200 Cup Series standings after two of six events. James is second with 78 points, and Newcastle, Ontario’s Elie Daccache, who finished fourth at St-Eustache, sits in third with 65 points.

Michael Taylor had claimed the Tactical Products Canada LUMINOX Pole Award in qualifying on Saturday, but just before the start of the race, the Toronto veteran was sidelined with a broken clutch.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t put on a show for everybody today,” said the rider backed by Mackie Harley-Davidson. 

“I was ready for Steve, and I think we could have put on a good race. Unfortunately I burned my clutch when I was practicing starts this morning.”

Off the line, Crevier launched into the lead, with MacRae giving chase and James left struggling with a couple of wheelies from his XR1200® bike. James completed the opening lap in fourth spot behind Crevier, MacRae, and the Harley-Davidson de l’Outaouais/Freedom Harley-Davidson of Ottawa bike being ridden by Daccache.

Crevier turned in consistent lap times that were in the low 50-second range, as he tried to get clear of MacRae. By the halfway mark, he had opened up a 2.9 second margin.

“I tried sticking with Steve and keeping him in sight,” MacRae said. “But I was also watching Darren’s progress. And once he was in front of Elie, and I knew we both could finish on the box, I was satisfied. I’d rather that than one of us go down and there are still races left in the season.”

MacRae rebounded nicely from a crash in qualifying on Saturday that had left him fourth on the grid behind Taylor, Crevier, and James.

James got around Daccache on lap six and finished less than half a second behind MacRae, having turned in the fastest lap of the race at 50.161 seconds on the penultimate tour.

“I feel bad for all the guys on the Ruthless crew because they put a great bike under me,” James said from the podium. “I just got a brutal start and that cost us the race.”

Blaise Fougere of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was a steady fifth on his Atlantic Harley-Davidson Retailers entry, and sixth place went to local hero Jean-Pascal Schroeder of Montréal, who was backed by Moto International and Harley-Davidson Montreal.

The Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series resumes in three weeks’ time at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, on July 26-28.


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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY GEARS UP FOR SUMMER WITH NEW HYDRATION MOTORCLOTHES® APPAREL

NEW ADJUSTABLE HYDRATION VEST FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Air Conditioning for Your Upper Body

Designed with evaporative hydration technology for maximum cooling, the new Adjustable Hydration Vest (P/N 97371-13VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line delivers air conditioning for your upper body. The 100 per cent nylon quilted vest is lined with polyacrylatecrystals that fully hydrate when soaked for up to ten minutes, then evaporate in high temperatures to keep riders cool. The crystals last for approximately one year or 50 uses. Mesh panels on the shoulders, chest, and back provide extra cooling, while adjustable side belts offer a custom fit over your riding gear. 3M ScotchliteReflective Material delivers enhanced rider visibility. Available in M, XL, and 3XL sizes.

NEW HYDRATION GEAR FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Hydration Skull Cap and Neck Guard Offer Extra Cooling

The newest hydration gear from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line utilizes evaporative hydration technology to create a cooling effect against your skin for maximum comfort in hot weather.

The Hydration Skull Cap (P/N 97805-13VM) is constructed from 100 per cent polyester mesh, while the Hydration Neck Guard(P/N 97808-13VM) is made from embedded 100 per cent nylon. Both are fully hydrated when soaked in water for 1-2 minutes and deliver slow-release evaporation. The one-size-fits-most Skull Cap features a gathered elastic band on the back for a stretch fit. The Neck Guard utilizes a hook and loop closure and is available in S/M and L/XL sizes.


NEW MEN’S BAR & SHIELD LOGO MESH JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Blow Away Summer’s Heat with AlloverMesh Cooling

Constructed from 100 per cent polyesterallover mesh for maximum airflow, the new men’s Bar & Shield Logo Mesh Jacket (P/N 98232-13VM) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line keeps riders cool and protected. The all-mesh front, back, and sleeves are matched with a polyester mesh lining to cool the entire torso. Four zippered pockets offer ample space for gear, while pre-curved sleeves and adjustable waist tabs optimize comfort. Pockets at the elbows and back accept accessory body armour for additional protection. It is available in white or black (P/N 98233-13VM) in S – 5XL, and Tall sizes.

NEW WOMEN’S 3-IN-1 MESH JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Breeze Through Summer with Allover Mesh Cooling

The new women’s 3-in-1 Mesh Jacket (P/N 98229-12VW) from the Harley-Davidson®MotorClothes® line beats the summer heat with a full-cooling effect and three-option versatility. Its 100 per cent polyester allovermesh construction on the front, back, and sleeves is matched with polyester mesh lining for maximum airflow and comfort. Dedicated hydration pockets hold accessory hydration packs for additional evaporative cooling, while pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory body armour for additional protection. The removable 100 per cent polyester windproof hoodie features extended cuffs with thumbholes and can be worn separately. 3M™Scotchlite™ Reflective Material delivers enhanced rider visibility in low light. Available in white or black in XS – 3W sizes.

The Adjustable Hydration Vest, Hydration Skull Cap, Hydration Neck Guard, Bar & Shield Logo Mesh Jacket, and 3-in-1 Mesh Jacket are available now at most Harley-Davidson® Retail Stores.



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Father's Day Gift Ideas from Harley-Davidson Motor Company


Engineered as a body temperature-regulating base layer, the newest H‑DPerformance Sportswear shirts from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line keep riders cool and comfortable on hot days. Both the Garage Performance Shirt (P/N 96524-13VM) and the Bold Short-Sleeve Performance Shirt (P/N 96518-13VM) are constructed from moisture-wicking 100 per cent cotton twill that has been treated with UPF-30 to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. A mesh insert at the back yoke increases airflow, while anti-microbial properties eliminate bacteria and odours during normal wear. They are available in S – 5XL sizes.

The new line of men’s Hydration Headwear from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line delivers air-conditioned cooling in higher temperatures. Each item is lined with mesh and an embedded HyperKewl fabric that, after being soaked in water for 1-2 minutes, slowly evaporates the water to create a cooling effect against the skin. The result is comfortable cooling of your head during hot weather.

The Hydration Neck Band (P/N 99444-13VM) is the perfect alternative to a throwaway tie for Father’s Day. TheHydration Skull Cap (P/N 99443-13VM) features adjustable back closures.

The new men’s Burning Skull Full-Finger Gloves with Touchscreen Technology (P/N 98252-13VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line provide optimal care with the ease of touchscreen technology. The gloves are constructed from a combination of goatskin leather, perforated goatskin, and 100 per cent polyester mesh for maximum comfort. They feature a touchscreen-compatible index finger and thumb for convenience; an ergonomic thumb, pre-curved fingers, and power-stretch knuckles for a natural fit while riding; and a gel-padded palm for additional relief. Available in S – 3XL sizes.



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Tactical Products Canada Inc. as a New Sponsor of the Canadian Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series

CONCORD, Ontario (May 31, 2013) – Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is proud to welcome Tactical Products Canada Inc. (TPC) as a supporting partner of the Canadian Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series. Tactical Products Canada is Canada’s premier Retailer of quality law enforcement products and equipment, including the LUMINOX line of quality Swiss watches.

 

Tactical Products Canada will sponsor the Canadian Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series in collaboration with Ruthless Racing, and will provide items like the LUMINOX model 3009 Swiss watch to the pole position qualifier of each race, as well as Benchmade Harley-Davidson® knives for events like Move of the Race, the Crew Chief Award, and more.

 

“TPC jumped at the chance of supporting our races,” says Darren James, Manager, Racing Programs, at Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada. “I know Dean and Thomas love motorcycles and racing, so I am glad we will have their support and enthusiasm on the track this season.”

 

With Sponsors such as TPC and Dunlop tires, the Canadian Harley-Davidson®XR1200® Cup Series is off to a great start this season. Interested racers who are looking to participate should contact Darren James, Manager, Racing Programs, by phone at 604-273-5421 or by email atdarrenjames@deeley.com. For information on the racing program, please contact Karen Mayberry, Manager, Marketing Projects and General Manager, Rider’s Edge Canada, by phone at 905‑482-4240.

 

About Tactical Products Canada Inc.

TPC is focused on providing the best available products to the men and women of our law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, military, and security offices across Canada.



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Harley-Davidson World Ride Ready to Rumble June 23-24, 2013


The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) invites Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders from around the world to join its members in celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Harley‑Davidson Motor Company and the 30th Anniversary of H.O.G., as they enjoy the freedom of the open road during the 2013 Harley-Davidson® World Ride, June 23-24, 2013.

“Harley-Davidson is celebrating two big anniversaries this year, and the World Ride is a great way for riders around the world to celebrate them with us,” said Harley Owners Group Director Ken Knuteson. “For these two days in June, we will join together to celebrate 110 years of great riding, and share the special bond that unites all Harley riders.”

In 2012, riders from 66 countries participated in the World Ride and collectively logged more than 12,552,883 kilometres. For 2013, the goal is for H.O.G. to raise the total distance to more than 16,000,000 kilometres. Whether it is a ride across town, across the country, or simply around the block to work, every kilometre counts and can be recorded by logging into the Harley-Davidson online mileage accumulator at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer will be recording the collective distance travelled by all participants in the World Ride.

At the completion of the ride, a commemorative certificate of participation can be printed to display each rider’s total kilometres for the day. Riders are invited to share their riding stories online through the Harley-Davidson My Epic Ride experience at h-d.com/110epicride.

For more information about the Harley Owners Group, visit the HOG website




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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY AND DUNLOP OFFER CONSUMER TIRE REBATE

Receive a $40 H-D Gift Card with the Purchase of Two Tires, May 13 through June 30, 2013

Participating Harley-Davidson Retailers have teamed up with Dunlop to offer a $40 consumer mail-in rebate whenever a set of Harley-Davidson Brand Dunlop tires is purchased from May 13 to June 30, 2013. The offer applies to any new set of two H‑D Brand Dunlop tires (excluding police tires), and will be paid in the form of a $40 Harley-Davidson gift card, which can be used at any authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer. Dunlop tires are made in the USA and have been mounted as original equipment on Harley-Davidson motorcycles since 1984. Dunlop is recognized as one of the world leaders in motorcycle tire design, engineering, and manufacturing excellence.

The H-D Brand Dunlop tire rebate offer applies to consumer purchases made exclusively at participating Harley-Davidson Retailers between May 13 and June 30, 2013. The rebate form, which is available through the participating Harley‑Davidson Retailer, must be postmarked by August 15, 2013. Additional terms and conditions apply. See a participating Harley-Davidson Retailer for complete details.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser, and touring motorcycles, and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle Parts & Accessories, riding gear and apparel, and General Merchandise. For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson website at www.harley-davidson.com.



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Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series Road Racing Program for the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud to announce this year’s Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series participation in the 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. For the third year in a row Deeley is offering a full racing program for racers interested in joining the Canadian Harley‑Davidson XR1200 Cup Series; a spec-bike series that features specially modified Harley‑Davidson XR1200 and XR1200 motorcycles.

New this year, authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailers will be able to co-op up to $3,000 in expenses towards their race bike, encouraging more participation from new racers. Vance & Hines continues to be the official supplier for the special kit parts, which include a Fuelpak, Exhaust System, and more. In addition to the kit parts, teams will be able to upgrade their suspension, hand and foot controls, brake components, and instrumentation.

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is pleased to see its veteran racer, Darren James, gearing up for the competition, as well as returning champions Steve Crevier from MotoSport Plus, Michael Taylor from Mackie Harley-Davidson, Blaise Fougere sponsored by Atlantic Retailers and Elie Daccache sponsored by both Harley-Davidson de L’Outaouais and Freedom Harley-Davidson of Ottawa.

“We are really excited about the 2013 Racing season; CSBK and MOPAR have really stepped up this year,” says Darren James, Manager, Racing Programs. “We look forward to welcoming new American blood, and seeing our veteran racers take on the competition.”

Interested racers looking to participate should contact Darren James, Manager, Racing Programs, by phone at 604-273-5421 or by email at darrenjames@deeley.com. For information on the racing program, please contact Karen Mayberry, Manager, Marketing Projects and General Manager, Rider’s Edge Canada, by phone at 905‑482-4240.

The 2013 race schedule is listed below and is subject to change.

2013 MOPAR CSBK Schedule

Round 1 June 7-9 Shannonville Motorsport Park, Pro Track Shannonville, Ontario

Round 2 July 5-7 Autodrome St-Eustache St-Eustache, Québec

Round 3 July 26-28 Atlantic Motorsport Park Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Round 4-5 August 9-11 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario

Round 6 August 23-25
Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant Mont-Tremblant, Québec

Harley-Davidson National Racing Program 2013

1) P&A Racing Support
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will provide the sponsoring Retailer with a Parts & Accessories credit of $1,000 for each racer that you support, to be put towards parts purchased for race bike(s).

2) Incentive
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will provide a returning racer or Retailer with a set of rims at the season opener. The completion bonus for attending all of the rounds is still to be determined.

3) Free Vance & Hines Kit
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will provide the Retailer with a Vance & Hines Kit if you did not participate in 2012. In order to receive the free Vance & Hines Kit, your racer MUST attend all of the races. If your racer is absent from one or more races, Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada will be invoicing you, the sponsoring Retailer, for the entire cost of the Vance & Hines Kit. Limited kits are available. No more than three racers per Retailer.

4) Co-op Dollars Keep in mind that you can put Co-op dollars towards expenses for racing. Please review the guidelines to ensure that your marketing efforts are compliant.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON RAIN GEAR AND PINK LABEL

NEW MEN’S ROADWAY RAIN SUIT
Pack the Peace of Mind that Comes with Dryness

Ride with the peace of mind that comes from wet-weather protection, with the new men’s Roadway Rain Suit (P/N 98239-13VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. The jacket and pants are constructed from waterproof 100 percent nylon twill, with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material for enhanced visibility. The jacket features a bungee cord and toggle on the neck and hem, a zip-off hood that also folds into a neck flap, three zippered pockets, and elastic cuffs with adjustable tabs. The pants have an elastic waist, heat-resistant shields on the lower inner legs, stirrups, removable suspenders, and side zippers that extend to the knee. Both items fit quickly and easily over existing riding gear and come with a single storage bag. Available in S-5XL sizes.


NEW MEN’S ROADWAY WATERPROOF FLEECE JACKET
Full-Featured Functionality in a Hoodie-Style Jacket

The new men’s Roadway Waterproof Fleece Jacket (P/N 98235-13VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line delivers road-worthy functionality in a hoodie-style jacket. Constructed from waterproof, three-layer bonded, 100 percent polyester fleece fabric, the jacket features a mock neck collar and a zip-off hood with bungee cord and toggle for added versatility. Extended cuffs with thumbholes cover the hands and prevent air from flowing up the pre-curved sleeves. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders are designed to accept accessory body armour, while embroidered appliqué 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material graphics on the back deliver enhanced visibility. Available in S-5XL and Tall sizes.


NEW REFLECTIVE ARM BANDS

Instantly increase your low-light visibility with the new Reflective Arm Bands (P/N 98268-13VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line. Constructed from nylon webbing with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, these 2.5-inch by 20-inch bands have an adjustable closure and fit over a full range of jackets and outerwear to deliver enhanced reflectivity in all low-light conditions. Sold as a pair.


NEW WOMEN’S PINK LABEL RCS
Rider Comfort System Gear to Benefit Breast Cancer Advocacy

Combining the charity of Pink Label with the versatility of the Rider Comfort System (RCS), the new Pink Label RCS items from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line expand the options for women who want optimal comfort in changing weather conditions. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Pink Label products benefits Rethink breast cancer an organization that supports those who have been affected by breast cancer.

The three-layer system, in sizes XS-3W, begins with the Pink Label RCS Base Layer (P/N 98261-13VW), a 100 per cent polyester top featuring a mock neck, elastic binding around the cuffs, and an overall fit that is designed to be close to the body for optimal comfort and moisture wicking.


The Pink Label RCS Soft Shell Jacket (P/N 98260-13VW) is a mid-layer jacket constructed from windproof and water-resistant 100 per cent polyester. It features a snap-off bungee cord and toggle hood, extended cuffs with thumb holes, and a mock neck collar.

As an outer layer, the Pink Label RCS Functional Jacket (P/N 98259-13VW) is made from waterproof 100 per cent nylon and features four zippered air vents; body armour pockets at the elbows, shoulders, and back; pre-curved sleeves; four zippered pockets; and 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material for excellent visibility in low-light conditions.

Complementing the three-layer system are the new Pink Label RCS 3-in-1 Leather Gloves (P/N 98267-13VW) in XS-XL sizes. The two-piece design features an outer glove made from goatskin leather with a nylon lining, plus an inner fleece glove with a neoprene cuff. Each can be worn separately or combined, and feature touchscreen-compatible index fingers and thumbs for convenience. The outer glove features pre-curved fingers with stretch inserts for reduced bulk, and a gel-padded palm for comfort.

The Roadway Waterproof Fleece Jacket, Roadway Rain Suit, Reflective Arm Bands, and Pink Label RCS items are available now at authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers.

About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario.






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Harley-Davidson launches motorcycle Boot Camp Events across Canada

Harley-Davidson is excited to launch Motorcycle Boot Camp; a national program specifically tailored to men who have yet to start riding. Harley-Davidson recognizes that there are a ton of questions about how to get started, and wants to make it as easy as possible for new riders by offering orientation sessions on subjects such as the basics of motorcycling, Harley-Davidson Factory Customization, motorcycling gear, and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle model families, in a fun and vibrant group atmosphere.

Retailers will customize events based on language and regional culture, making every event unique. Attendees can expect to mix and mingle over food and drinks throughout the night. Learning session stations will be set up in the Store and will include a JUMPSTART simulator session, encouraging potential riders to hop on a bike, start the engine, switch gears, and feel the rumble of their first “test ride”. Other session topics include:

H-D1 FIT SHOP – Harley-Davidson is all about customization. Attendees will be shown how they can make a Harley-Davidson motorcycle their own through special customization options, and express their personalities by adapting a bike’s look, sound, riding position, and mechanical options.

Service Department Tour – From Dyna to Sportster models and Touring to CVO models, all six model families will be explained and outlined. This is where attendees get their hands dirty! Taking them behind the scenes of the service area, and introducing them to the feeling of wrenching on a motorcycle. Attendees will leave feeling confident and knowledgeable in all things Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

MotorClothes Products and General Merchandise – Riding gear, seasonal necessities, and safety are all aspects that will be highlighted in this session. The importance of the proper gear is crucial in the sport of motorcycling. Attendees can try on gear, including the new Black Label collection.

“We are excited to launch the Motorcycle Boot Camp program in Canada”, said Brad Jandrew, Marketing Director with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. “Every guy thinks about riding a motorcycle at one point or another, and this program is a great way to take them through the basics in a fun and friendly group environment.”

Motorcycle Boot Camp will showcase the Black Label MotorClothes collection, designed to attract a younger rider. It is a street-inspired collection with a custom washed, worn, and comfortable look, evoking an authentic, rebel attitude with a casual feel.

For more information on Motorcycle Boot Camp please contact your local authorized Canadian Harley‑Davidson® Retailer or visit http://www.harley-promos.ca/bootcamp/en/index.asp.

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2013 Halifax International Motorcycle wraps up

The 2013 Halifax International Motorcycle Show wrapped up this Sunday and turnout was affected by the snowstorm that hit the east coast on Saturday and Sunday but the die-hard enthusiasts still made it out and enjoyed easy access to motorcycles from every brand.

Check out our big picture gallery from the show. The Honda FB6 was definitely a stand-out motorcycle for me. It's impressive looking and feels all day comfortable.

One lucky attendee took home a Honda CBR250R as a door prize. His odds were a little better because of all the snow!





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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Raises Over $26,000 Through PINK Label Motorclothes

Representatives of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada made a personal visit to the office of Rethink Breast Cancer to deliver a cheque for this year’s donation of $26,018, contributing to the fight against breast cancer. By sharing the Harley-Davidson spirit and purchasing items from the Canadian Pink Label collection, people across Canada have helped women affected by breast cancer, through a portion of the proceeds from each sale being donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.

“Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud to be partnered with Rethink Breast Cancer. Over the past three years, we have raised over $80,000,” said Shannon Walker, Manager, MotorClothes & General Merchandise. “With the launch of nine new Pink Label styles, ladies across Canada can contribute to the cause and look fashionable while riding their Harley-Davidson motorcycles.”

Harley-Davidson supports all its riders, and with its philanthropic spirit, there is a greater sense of contribution within the community. Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is committed to supporting the research aimed at finding a cure and supporting women dealing with breast cancer.

“Rethink has been a proud partner with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada since 2010, and we are thrilled to continue to receive their support,” said MJ DeCoteau, Executive Director and Founder of Rethink Breast Cancer. “We support young women dealing with breast cancer, and what better partner than Deeley that embodies strength and empowerment for all women.”

Rethink Breast Cancer is dedicated to providing innovative education, research, and support programs for young women, making the partnership with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada a seamless collaboration to aid and empower women.

For further information on the Pink Label MotorClothes collection and how to contribute to Rethink Breast Cancer, please visit: http://www.garageparty.ca/garageParty/en/pinkLabel.asp.

About Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario. Please visit www.harleycanada.com for further information on Harley-Davidson products in Canada.


About Rethink Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer burst onto the scene in 2001 with a desire to change the face of breast cancer—to show that young women get breast cancer too. Rethink’s mission is to continuously pioneer cutting edge breast cancer education, support, and research that speaks to the needs of young women. For more information about our programs, please visit www.rethinkbreastcancer.com.

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New stuff from Harley Davidson


NEW MEN’S RUMBLE MESH WITH LEATHER ACCENTS JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Matching Allover Mesh with Perforated Leather and a Quilted Liner

Accented with perforated leather on the shoulders, sleeves, chest, and back, the new men’s Rumble Mesh with Leather Accents Jacket (P/N 98203-13VM) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line is a modern twist on traditional mesh jacket construction. The 100 percent polyester allover mesh construction provides maximum airflow, and yet is bolstered by a removable zip-out, full-sleeve quilted twill liner that battles cooler temperatures. Adjustability is offered via snap tabs on the sleeves and waist. Plus, six spacious pockets deliver ample storage space. Its pre-curved sleeves and padded back waist optimize comfort, while 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material enhances its low-light reflectivity. Available in sizes S – 5XL, and Tall sizes.



NEW MEN’S TOP WING MESH & TEXTILE JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Switch from Allover Mesh Airflow to Windproof and Waterproof

The new men’s Top Wing Mesh & Textile Functional Jacket (P/N 98200-13VM, starting at $195) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line is engineered for ultimate versatility. It delivers maximum airflow via its 100 percent polyester allover mesh and 600 denier polyester construction, plus it has a removable windproof and waterproof polyester liner for cold and rain. Adjustability is built into the sleeves, cuffs, and waist tabs, while body pockets at the padded elbows and shoulders accept accessory armour for even greater protection. Four pockets offer ample storage space, and 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material delivers enhanced reflectivity. Available in sizes S – 5XL, and Tall sizes.



NEW WOMEN’S JUNEAU FUNCTIONAL JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Boldly Styled and Loaded with Ride-Friendly Features

The new women’s Juneau Functional Jacket (P/N 98215-13VW) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line combines bold styling with ride-friendly features. It is constructed from waterproof 600 denier polyester that is lightweight yet comfortably withstands the elements. Zippered vents on the shoulder and back offer custom core-climate control to complement its pre-curved sleeves and adjustable waist tabs. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory armour for increased protection, while 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material delivers enhanced visibility in low-light conditions. Available in sizes XS – 3W.



NEW WOMEN’S LEGACY LEATHER BIKER JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Timeless Design Reflects Over 100 Years of Riding Apparel

Combining the all-time classic biker-jacket design with modern features, the new women’s Legacy Leather Biker Jacket (P/N 98059-13VW) from the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes line celebrates more than 100 years of Harley-Davidson riding apparel. Its midweight vintage abrasion-resistant cowhide leather construction incorporates pre-curved sleeves, action back, and padded back waist for maximum riding comfort. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory armour for increased protection. Stitching detail on the shoulders, elbows, cuffs, and back waist complement the embossed graphics for a subtle, classic style. Available in sizes XS – 3W.




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Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 110th Anniversary Celebration Event Tickets


For the past three months, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has been on the road sharing epic experiences with fans from all corners of the globe – from the Tibetan Plateau in China, to Sturgis, to Faaker See, Austria – to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary:110 Years of Freedom. These events are just the beginning of a year-long, global celebration that will take place across 11 countries on six continents and culminate over Labour Day weekend in 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – home of Harley-Davidson.

Tickets for Harley-Davidson’s110th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee next year will go on sale to the general public on December 17, 2012, at www.H-D.com/110tickets. Members of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), the official riding club of the Motor Company, will have an opportunity to purchase tickets beginning December 10, 2012.

The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration event in Milwaukee is Thursday, August 29, through Sunday, September 1, 2013. Events will include fan-organized rides to Milwaukee, a massive parade, three headlining concerts, parties at Milwaukee’s Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds), and activities at the Harley-Davidson MuseumTM. Talent, as well as ticket details for the three headlining concerts that will be hosted at the Marcus Amphitheater on the Summerfest grounds, will be announced in early 2013.

For H.O.G. members, the event tickets include access to the global H.O.G. 30th Anniversary Celebration on August 29 at the Summerfest grounds, as well as access to members-only areas throughout the weekend’s events. Additional free public activities include parties at participating Harley-Davidson Retail Stores and street parties around the city.

Two ticket options for the Milwaukee 110th Anniversary Celebration are available:

Celebration Ticket – Print at Home (US$95.00; tax and convenience fees not included) Available for purchases made within the Continental U.S; includes access to the Summerfest grounds on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, an opportunity to purchase tickets for the headlining concerts at the Marcus Amphitheater before they go on sale to the general public in spring 2013, a link to download the official event app on a mobile device or smartphone, map of historic Harley-Davidson® sites in Milwaukee, and an automatic entry to win a parade pass.

Commerative Celebration Ticket Package (US$102.50; convenience fees not included) Includes the above admission package, plus a photo frame holder, commemorative laminated ticket and lanyard, Milwaukee 110th Anniversary pocket guide, limited edition poker chip, guitar pick keepsake, and drink koozie with corresponding drink discounts.

Join the Celebration Online

Harley-Davidson fans are invited to join the celebration online where they can share videos, images, and experiences on Facebook, Twitter with the hashtag #HD110, and at www.h-d.com/110. To date, the Motor Company has shared four epic 110th Anniversary experiences via the site as well as Harley-Davidson social pages, driving thousands of engagements from fans around the world.

The website, which will be updated in the coming months with new features and content, also includes details about all of the Motor Company’s 110th Anniversary events.


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Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary - Limitied Production Models

In 2013, from Milwaukee to Rome and in dozens of other cities all across the globe, Harley-Davidson is celebrating 110 years of classic motorcycles and classic good times. As a rolling tribute to this milestone, Harley-Davidson will produce a limited run of 110th Anniversary Editions of select 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles that continue a tradition of commemorating the history of the Motor Company. Each 110th Anniversary Edition Harley-Davidson model will be serialized and feature exclusive paint and commemorative fuel tank badges. Production will vary by model and will be strictly limited to ensure exclusivity

The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration will climax in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29 to September 1, 2013. Information on 110th Anniversary events, programs, and other merchandise is available at harleycanada.com.

One highlight of each 110th Anniversary Edition model is the solid bronze fuel tank badge, plated in black nickel and then distressed to highlight the bronze. A bright gold-tone Bar and Shield cloisonné is inserted in the main body of the “single wing” badge. In addition to the Anniversary tank badge, each model will carry other model-specific Anniversary badging and trim. Each motorcycle will carry a serialization badge on the fuel tank

Each of the following 110th Anniversary models will feature an exclusive Anniversary Vintage Bronze/
Anniversary Vintage Black paint scheme. These models come with all available Factory-installed options as standard equipment.

- 1200 Custom 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 1,500 motorcycles) includes Smart Security System.

- Super Glide Custom 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 1,450 motorcycles) includes Smart Security System, ABS, and Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels.

- Fat Boy Lo 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 1,750 motorcycles) includes Smart Security System and ABS.

- Heritage Softail Classic 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 1,900 motorcycles) includes Smart Security System, ABS, and Chrome Profile Laced Aluminum wheels with Wide Whitewall tires.

- Road King 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 1,750 motorcycles) includes Smart Security system, ABS, Cruise Control, and Contrast Chrome, 28-Spoke Cast-Aluminum Wheels.

- Electra Glide Ultra Limited 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 3,750 motorcycles).

- Tri Glide Ultra Classic 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 1,450 motorcycles) includes Smart Security System.

Each of the CVO Anniversary Edition models will feature an exclusive Diamond Dust and Obsidian paint scheme.

- CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 1,100 motorcycles).

- CVO Road King 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 900 motorcycles).

- CVO Road Glide Custom 110th Anniversary Edition model (limited to 900 motorcycles).


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Harley Davidson Mopar CSBK National Road Race Championship

Round two of the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series took place on Sunday, July 8, as part of the Mopar CSBK National Road Race Championship at the Autodrome St-Eustache in Saint-Eustache, Quebec.

MotoSport Plus of Kingston rider, Steve Crevier, continued to dominate the action. Starting off by besting the track record he set last season. Crevier used the Saturday afternoon qualifying session to his advantage, posting a 49.827-second lap of Autodrome St-Eustache on his third lap, beating the mark he set last year by 0.353. Behind him, four more Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycle racers were within a second of the cagey veteran.

Ruthless Racing Inc. teammates, J.R. MacRae and Darren James, qualified as the second and third fastest. MacRae had been neck and neck with Crevier all weekend, but James used his final qualifying lap on the tight St-Eustache race track to move up several positions and grab the third fastest time. Sharing the best times were Mackie Harley-Davidson rider, Michael Taylor and Harley-Davidson de L’Outaouais rider, Elie Daccache.

With the pole position honour, Crevier again earned the Tactical Products Canada Luminox watch and gift pack, valued at over $700.

Sunday morning’s warm-up session heated up along with the day and was a good predictor for how the race would unfold. Ruthless Racing Inc. racer, J.R. MacRae again chased Crevier with a host of riders looking to challenge. Most impressive was the improvement of Clare’s Harley-Davidson of Niagara rider, Don Taylor, dropping another second from his lap times and joining the top six riders with a 51.955-second lap.

When the start lights flashed, MacRae jumped into the early lead with Crevier in hot pursuit, while teammate Darren James slid into third position just ahead of Mackie Harley-Davidson rider, Michael Taylor, and Harley-Davidson de L’Outaouais rider, Elie Daccache. MacRae’s great start was in vain though. When the youngster lost the front end transitioning through the chicane, MacRae slid off the track and out of contention, leaving Crevier all alone at the front of the pack. Darren James had his hands full with Michael Taylor, who managed to slip by on lap four, setting up a battle that would go well into the late stages of the race. James was making good progress chasing down the five-time superbike champion, until a back marker spoiled the effort, relegating James to the final step of the podium. Daccache was also making steady progress until he too lost the front end of his XR1200 race bike, sliding into the straw bales and ending his challenge. Daccache managed to remount and still scored some valuable points for his effort.

Crevier again took the checkered flag, with Michael Taylor in second and James in third.

Seven-time Canadian dirt track champion, Don Taylor, got a well-earned fourth place and continues to improve. Atlantic Harley-Davidson Retailers-sponsored Blaise Fougere finished in fifth, with journalist, Costa Mouzouris in sixth on the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada media bike. Eric Trudel, riding for Becancour Harley‑Davidson, placed seventh, with Rocky’s Harley-Davidson and Kitchener Harley-Davidson-backed “Gump” Harrison in eighth. Newcastle, Ontario, rider, Elie Daccache, got back into the race with a ninth place finish.

After the race, when asked about the riders behind him closing in on him, Crevier commented: “I was all worried about the draft on the back straight because that is so important here,” adding, “I was making some little mistakes, I was riding faster this morning in the practice than I did in the race, so I just had to settle down and get into a little groove, to win this for MotoSport Plus of Kingston and my team.”

The next race in the series takes place on July 21 and 22 at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. For further details and results of the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series visit www.csbk.ca


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AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored dirt track star, Donald Taylor, of Port Colborne, Ontario, placed tenth in the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship half-mile race, held at the Allen County Fair in Lima, Ohio, on June 30, 2012.


Taylor adapted quickly to the pea-gravel surface that offers a multitude of racing lines and placed the George Evans-tuned XR750 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in sixth position, after the first timed qualifying session.


In the second and final six-lap qualifier, Taylor bettered his lap time from 27.327 to 27.293, and although slight on the clock, that time was good enough to launch Canada’s champion into second place on the leaderboard and ready for the heat races.


Taylor had plenty of fast company in his heat race, including eventual GNC final winner, Sammy Halbert, but put in a determined effort to place fourth and take a direct transfer to the championship 25-lap final. “I got a terrible start,” Taylor lamented. “I tried launching in third gear and it didn’t work out. The whole second row passed me going into one. I caught up to the leaders pretty quickly and was running in second at one point, then Sammy Halbert crashed right in front of me, I just missed hitting him. On the restart, I got in the front group again and figured I better just play it smart and get it into the final.”


In the final, Taylor started from the second row in the eighteen-rider field and had a very good start charging into turn one with a group of riders all around him. “That first turn was nasty,” Taylor recalled. “I’m bruised from head to toe from the roost. I had struggled with bike set up and I couldn’t get the drive I wanted coming off the turns; the guys in front of me were just blasting me.” The loose track surface that caused the roost had other challenges for the riders. Taylor explained, “the ruts got really bad. I came really close to crashing twice in a row coming off turn four, then Brandon Robinson crashed behind me with just three laps to go and they called for a restart and a five lap dash to decide it.”


With just five laps left in his day, Taylor decided that this would be a great opportunity to make up positions, but in spite of another good start and some great corner entrance speed, he was unable to get the drive he wanted. “Like I said, I was losing drive off the corners. I just needed some better set up help and I’m sure we would have done better. The bike was awesome, no complaints there, I had as good a motor as anyone out there. Top ten for my first ride on the XR750 [motorcycle] down here isn’t too bad.”



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Hot Action Right from Start for the Canadian XR1200 Cup Series

The Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series kicked off Saturday June 23 with the  opening race of the Mopar CSBK National Road Race Championship at the Shannonville Motorsport Park in Shannonville, Ontario.

MotoSport Plus of Kingston rider Steve Crevier took over right where he left off last year at Shannonville Motorsports Park. Last season Crevier qualified in the top spot with a 1:10.733 second lap time. In the first outing of the new season, Crevier again dominated the qualifier with a 1:10.402 second lap time, earning the reigning series champion the pole position going into Sunday’s final. The pole position finish earned the reigning champ the Tactical Products Canada, Luminox watch and gift pack. Ruthless Racing Inc. team-mates Darren James and J.R.MacRae ran less than a second behind with MacRae making the biggest gains, improving his last years qualifying lap time by a full second and a half. Five-time Canadian National Superbike Champion Michael Taylor, riding for Mackie Harley-Davidson, made a good showing in his first outing on the XR1200 qualifying in fourth. A collective group of Atlantic Harley- Davidson Retailers sent Blaise Fougere as their representative in the series, and Fougere didn’t disappoint with sixth best qualifying time. In seventh position was seven time Canadian dirt track racing champion Donald Don?Taylor riding for Clare’s Harley-Davidson of Niagara with an impressive showing on his first ride on a racing motorcycle with front brakes. Eric Trudel put the Becancour Harley-Davidson into the number eight spot while Patrick Chartrand rode the Leo Harley- Davidson entry to ninth. Rocky’s Harley- Davidson/ Kitchener Harley-Davidson rider Gump Harrison rounded out the top ten.

Sunday’s weather began with, overcast conditions slowly rolling over Shannonville Motorsports ParkAnd by the time the large field of Harley-Davidson XR1200motorcycles rolled out to the grid, a slight drizzle threatened to dampen the activities on the track. With wet areas in some corners, conditions were less than ideal for the start of the race.

Pole sitter Steve Crevier didn’t waste any time on the start with a big jump into the lead. Ruthless Racing Inc. team-mates Darren James and J.R. MacRae chased Crevier through the entire race but the quick start was enough to pull a gap and not relinquish the lead,. Behind the lead trio, a battle was unfolding between Harley-Davidson de L’Outaouais rider Elie Daccache and Mackie Harley-Davidsonracer Michael Taylor. The two riders exchanged opportunities until the three quarter mark of the race when Michael Taylor squeezed past Daccache for fourth. When the checkered fabric was aired out on the final lap of the 16-lap event under intensifying rain clouds it was Crevier with the runaway win and a new track record. Ruthless Racing Inc. then took the remaining steps of the podium with James just besting MacRae at the line. Fourth remained in the clutches of the persistent
Michael Taylor with Daccache a wheel width behind in fifth.

After the race Crevier commented, “I’ve been racing here since 1986 and I know that when the weather is coming in, I don’t want to be caught in it,” adding, “I just have to thank MotoSports Plus of Kingston for backing me again and for all the help.” Darren James was happy with the results of this seasons first outing for Ruthless Racing Inc., commenting, “hats off to Steve, he rode a good race”, adding “I want to thank my Ruthless Racing team, J.R. of course as well as Dave and Thomas and thanks again to Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada for making all this possible.”

For detailed results, please visit www.csbk.ca. Round Two of the Mopar CSBK National Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series takes place on July 6-8 at the Autodrome St- Eustache, in St- Eustache, Québec.


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Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series is back for 2012


The entertaining spec-bike Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series is back for 2012 as part of the Mopar CSBK National Championship.The upcoming racing season promises a touch of adrenalinand displays of racing artistry in the Canadian motorcycle racing landscape.

Darren James, Manager, Racing Programs, for Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, brought the Harley‑Davidson XR1200 Cup Series to Canada in 2011, and after spending the spring gaining more racing experience by competing in the equivalent American AMA series, Darren enthuses “it’s awesome to see the excitement of the racers wanting to compete in the Canadian series. I know the 2011 Series champ Steve Crevier is back, strongly supported once again by the team at MotoSport Plus in Kingston, but I can’t wait to see the competition that all the racers on the grid this season have in store for Steve! This class is so much fun; it really boils down to the individual racers know-how and experience. I can’t wait for the opening round in Shannonville”. Currently sitting in eighth place in the AMA XR1200 Series point standingsand having achieved four top-ten finishes in the American series, Darren now faces the competition of Canadian mixed calibre racers in the Canadian Harley‑Davidson XR1200 Cup Series.

The Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series is a spec-bike series featuring specially modified Harley‑Davidson XR1200 and XR1200X motorcycles. Vance & Hines will once again be the official kit supplier for the class, and similarly to the American AMA XR1200 Series, Canadian XR1200 Cup competitors will use racing fuel.

The 2012 Harley‑Davidson XR1200 Cup Series championship will take place over six events within Canada:

Round 1: June 23 to 24 – Shannonville Motorsport Park        
Round 2: July 7 to 8 – Autodrome St-Eustache          
Round 3: July 21 to 22 – Atlantic Motorsport Park
Round 4: August 11 to 12 – Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Rounds 5 & 6: August 24 to 26 – Mosport International Raceway

Registered racers for the series include:

Steve Crevier – MotoSport Plus in Kingston, Ontario
Mike Taylor – Mackie Harley-Davidson in Oshawa, Ontario
Elie Dacache – Harley-Davidson de L’Outaouais, in Gatineau, Quebec
Gump Harrison – Rocky’s Harley-Davidson in London, Ontario/ Kitchener Harley-Davidson in Kitchener, Ontario
Patrice Chartrand – Leo Harley-Davidson  in Brossard, Quebec
Eric Trudel – Bécancour Harley-Davidson  in Ville de Bécancour, Quebec
Blaise Fougere – Atlantic Harley-Davidson Retailers: Mile 1 Harley-Davidson, Red Rock Harley-Davidson; Eldridge’s; Toys for Big Boys; J.H. Stewart; and Ramsay’s Cycle & Sport
Don Taylor – Clare’s Harley-Davidson of Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Darren James – Ruthless Racing Inc.


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Canada participates in the Harley-Davidson Wold Ride

CANADA PARTICIPATES IN THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON WORLD RIDE ON JUNE 24 & 25
What was formerly known as Million Mile Monday is now expanding to two days!

The Harley-Davidson Owners Group of Canada Ltd., the official Canadian riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is pleased to invite all Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders in Canada to join its members in celebrating the freedom of the open road during the 2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride.

Launched in 2008, Million Mile Monday has been an annual global event on the last Monday of June that brings thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders together in a collective effort to celebrate the motorcycle riding experience. In 2011, global riders collectively logged more that 4,000,000 miles. New for 2012, Million Mile Monday has been expanded and renamed: now a two-day World Ride on Sunday, June 24, and Monday, June 25, to give more riders globally an opportunity to participate, and with the expansion to two days this year, the Company hopes to raise the mileage total even higher.

“H.O.G. is excited to welcome Harley [motorcycle] riders around the world to take part in the first-ever Harley‑Davidson World Ride,” said Nigel Villiers, Harley-Davidson Director of H.O.G. and Customer Experience International. “On these two days, riders of all nations will band together as one, dedicating ourselves to a shared love of riding motorcycles, and no one will ride alone.”

Whether it is a ride across town or cross-country, or simply around the block to work, every mile or kilometre counts and can be recorded by logging into the online mileage accumulator for Harley-Davidson at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer will record the collective distance travelled by all participants in the World Ride. Canadian Customers that log their kilometres on h-d.com/worldride will be eligible for a voucher for $10 off of Screamin’ Eagle SYN3 engine oil or a SYN3 oil change valid at participating authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailers from August 15 to September 15, while supplies last. 

The first 1,500 Canadian H.O.G. members who participate in World Ride and log their miles from Sunday, June 24, and Monday, June 25, will receive, in addition, a special gift for being a member of the Harley Owners Group, which will be mailed out shortly after the event is over. At the completion of the ride, a commemorative certificate of participation will be available to display each rider’s mileage total for the day.


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If your name is Steve - you might already be a winner

If your name is Steve - Steve Hennessy to be more precise - you'd already know that you'd won a Harley Davidson motorcycle in the Live Your Dream contest.

The winner was selected on Thursday last week and on Thursday this week at 10:30 AM Steve gets to go to Mackie HD to pick out which bike he wants.


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2012 Canadian Drag Racing Season Begins


2012 SEASON OPENER OF EASTERN CANADIAN DRAG RACING National Record Is Set in Napierville, Making for a Fiery Season Ahead

The 2012 Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored V-Rod Destroyer Series had a brilliant debut this past weekend at the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Race Association-hosted event at the Napierville Dragway, in Napierville, Quebec. A full grid of eight V-Rod Destroyer racers enjoyed one of the largest fields and closest battles to open the season, with the top five riders within a few hundredths of a second apart. The action was hot and intense under sunny skies, and any cobwebs that may have set in over the winter were quickly blown away in Saturday’s qualification runs.

Rocky’s Harley-Davidson rider and current Eastern champion, Pete Thomson, took over right where he left off with the best qualification ET of the day, breaking his own record with a 9.32958 and setting the stage for an intense weekend battle. Several other riders made it well known that this was not going to be a cakewalk for the determined Thomson. Trails End Harley-Davidson-sponsored Jeff Pitre from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, came the closest, only 0.003 seconds behind, and qualified for second. Four other riders were within 0.067 of a second of Thomson’s best run, including young Dan Thomson, also racing for Rocky’s Harley Davidson, who qualified for third behind his dad and Thomson Racing-teammate.

Two new riders join the V-Rod Destroyer contingent this season – Steve “Goose” Gosselin and Edge Harley Davidson newcomer, Dan Ramage

In Sunday’s elimination rounds, the perfect weather conditions prevailed and the grandstands filled with fans eager for the showdown in the east.

First up, “Goose” Gosselin, in his premier outing, had the daunting task of lining up against Pete Thomson. Gosselin had a great rookie run, but Thomson dispatched him to the sidelines with an ET of 9.83 and a top speed of 135.94 mph. Next up, Ray Philp was narrowly beat out by Fox Harley-Davidson rider, Chris Fox, who posted a 9.830 and a top speed of 139.05 mph Jeff Pitre then took out a struggling Paul Guerrieri, racing for Thunder Road Harley-Davidson, with a comparable ET of 9.375 and a top speed of 138.83 mph. Rookie, Dan Ramsay, got the better of Rocky’s Harley-Davidson and Thomson Racing’s Dan Thomson, when the younger Thomson’s dragging clutch pulled him through the lights early, sending him to spectator status. Ramsay earned his spot with an honest ET of 9.857, showing that he is going to be an early contender in the series.

In the second round of eliminations, Pete Thomson continued to dominate, besting Chris Fox with a 9.320 and a blistering top speed of 141.11 mph, slightly better than Fox, who posted an ET of 9.387 and a top speed of 130.74 mph. Jeff Pitre then beat out Dan Ramsay, who continued to run well, into the low nine-eights.

As the evening set in, the two top riders of the weekend lined up to see who would come out on top of the weekend long battle. As the green light flashed, Thomson took off, but when Pitre dumped the clutch, his V Rod motorcycle hesitated slightly before blazing off, enough to give Thomson the win with a 9.319 while Pitre’s recorded reaction time set the difference at 0.133 seconds, handing the first Eastern Series race win to Thomson.

Afterwards, an ecstatic Thomson commented, “It was great to see so much camaraderie out here this weekend, and so nice to see a couple of new guys come into the series” He added, “I am so thankful to Deeley Harley Davidson Canada and all the help they have given the series.”

Martin Horik, the Quebec based TV host of the program “HP” challenged himself to drag the 2012 Harley Davidson 10th Anniversary V-Rod motorcycle in the Street Class. The episode covering Martin’s feat will be airing in Quebec on Sunday, September 16, 2012, at 11:00 am ET on “V” channel, and will also be viewable online on www.vtele.ca.

The next event of the CMDRA V-Rod Destroyer Eastern Series will be at Toronto Motorsport Park in Cayuga, Ontario, on June 1 and 2. For further information on Canadian Drag Racing results, please refer to www.cmdra.com.


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Tsunami motorcycle to be preserved


A Harley-Davidson motorcycle, recovered on the coast of British Columbia after drifting for more than a year and 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean following last year’s tsunami in Japan will be preserved by the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a memorial to the tragedy that claimed more than 15,000 lives, in accordance with the wishes of its owner, Ikuo Yokoyama.

The remarkable story of the 2004 FXSTB Softail Night Train motorcycle’s survival and recovery by Canadian, Peter Mark, made international headlines after he found it washed ashore on a remote beach on British Columbia’s Graham Island at low tide. Mark discovered the motorcycle, still bearing its Japanese licence plate, along with several other items, in the remains of an insulated cargo van container where the motorcycle was being stored by Yokoyama prior to the tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

Working with news agencies and representatives from Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, and Harley Davidson Japan, contact was made with 29-year-old Yokoyama, who lost his home and currently lives in temporary housing in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Harley-Davidson Motor Company extended an offer to return the bike to him and to restore it to running condition. Still struggling to rebuild his life in the aftermath of the disaster, which claimed the lives of three of his relatives, Yokoyama respectfully declined. Although grateful for the offer to repatriate his motorcycle and touched by the outpouring of support from Harley motorcycle riders around the world, Yokoyama’s strong desire instead is for his bike to be preserved in the Harley-Davidson Museum, in honour of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the disaster.

“It is truly amazing that my Harley-Davidson motorcycle was recovered in Canada after drifting for more than a year,” said Ikuo Yokoyama. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to Peter Mark, the finder of my motorcycle. Due to circumstances caused by the disaster, I have been so far unable to visit him in Canada to convey my gratitude."

“Since the motorcycle was recovered, I have discussed with many people about what to do with it. I would be delighted if it could be preserved in its current condition and exhibited to the many visitors to the Harley Davidson Museum as a memorial to a tragedy that claimed thousands of lives. I am very grateful to Harley-Davidson for offering me an opportunity to visit the museum, and I would like to do that when things have calmed down. At the same time, I would like to meet Peter, who recovered my motorcycle, to express my gratitude. Finally, I would like to thank all people around the world once again for their wholehearted support of the areas hit by the earthquake and tsunami. I would like to ask them to help convey messages from the Japanese people about the tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which was a disaster of historic proportions.”

“My heart really goes out to Ikuo Yokoyama and all the survivors of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami for everything that was taken from them. I cannot even begin to comprehend the loss of family, friends, and community,” said Peter Mark. “I think it is fitting that the Harley [motorcycle], which was swept across the Pacific Ocean by the tsunami, will end up in the Harley-Davidson Museum as a memorial to that tragic event. It has an interesting and powerful story to convey preserved in its current state.”

“I look forward to one day meeting Mr. Yokoyama face-to-face. I would also like to express my gratitude to all those that have taken part in the retrieval of the motorcycle, especially Ralph Tieleman, Steve Drane, and Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada.”

The motorcycle was recovered by Peter Mark along with the help of friends and transported to Victoria with support from Ralph Tieleman and Steve Drane of Steve Drane Harley-Davidson who commented "I have always felt that Harley-Davidson motorcycles have a soul, their owners have an emotional attachment to their bikes. I wanted to help reunite this Harley-Davidson with its owner". It has since been transferred to Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, in Vancouver. Plans for its transportation to and display at the Harley Davidson Museum are being developed.

“The Harley-Davidson Museum is honoured to receive this amazing motorcycle to ensure that its condition is preserved and can be displayed as a memorial to the Japan tsunami tragedy,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum.


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Harley-Davidson Supports Motorcycle Ride For Dad in 2012


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud to announce its sponsorship support of the 2012 Motorcycle Ride For Dad fundrasing campaign. The Motorcycle Ride For Dad has been taking place in Canada for over ten years, raising awareness and more than nine million dollars towards fighting prostate cancer.

The partnership with Motorcycle Ride For Dad reinforces the leadership role of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada in an important cause that resonates with many Canadian Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts. Prostate cancer affects one in seven men, and by association, their families and loved ones. Taking place in over thirty major cities and representing every Canadian province, Motorcycle Ride For Dad allows Deeley Harley‑Davidson Canada to actively reach out to those affected by prostate cancer, while exercising a passion for the open road.

“We are so proud of the support we have received from Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada,” said Garry Janz, president of Motorcycle Ride For Dad – Canada. “Their generosity makes what we do possible. Being able to thank our participants for their incredible fundraising efforts by offering them a Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a prize incentive is amazing!”

“Partnering with Motorcycle Ride For Dad is a very natural fit for us”, says Dom Bovalino, Marketing Director for Deeley Harley‑Davidson Canada. “Harley-Davidson [motorcycle] enthusiasts, in particular our most loyal Customers, the H.O.G. members, feel very strongly for charitable causes such as this one. We are very proud of how much passion and enthusiasm community-friendly Harley-Davidson motorcyclists put into supporting numerous charitable causes across the country”.

To register for the ride in your community, or learn about ride routes and how to qualify for a chance to win an all-new Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two motorcycle, visit www.motorcycleridefordad.org. Participating authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers that are supporting the cause will be setting up a variety of interactive displays along the various ride routes.




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Harley-Davidson Test Our Metal Demo Test Rides


There has never been a better time than now to ride a new 2012 Harley‑Davidson motorcycle. With the new Twin Cam 103 powertrain as standard equipment on Softail, Touring, most Dyna motorcycles, and four new models: the Sportster Seventy-Two, Softail Slim, V‑Rod 10th Anniversary Edition, and the Dyna Switchback, you don’t want to pass up one of the free Test Our Metal demo ride opportunities.

Spring is the best time of year to come to a Retailer-hosted Test Our Metal event to test ride and compare other rides to the new Harley-Davidson line-up,” said Dom Bovalino, Marketing Director for Deeley Harley‑Davidson Canada. “We are pleased to see the overall number of participants increase and particularly happy to see a significant spike in the number of Competitive riders coming from other brands to participate in these demo events. Competitive riders made up just under 50% of participants in our Test Our Metal events in 2011, so clearly they feel welcome at these events, while being exposed to the Harley experience.”

The Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-hosted Test Our Metal program has been offering riders the chance to experience the genuine feel of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for free for over twenty years. This state-of-the-art program focuses on showcasing the newest line-up of Harley-Davidson motorcycles to licensed riders, as well as offering participants a very unique Customer experience, giving them a taste of living the Harley-Davidson dream. Unlicensed participants can either ride along as a passenger, or experience JUMPSTART at participating authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers. JUMPSTART is a stationary motorcycle, allowing aspiring Customers to learn how to start, shift, and twist the throttle on a fully-functioning motorcycle that does not move.

The Test Our Metal program currently operates from coast to coast in Canada with approximately 140 scheduled demo dates hosted by authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers between April and October. Just over 10,500 individual participants take the opportunity to test ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles for free each season. As a prelude to the upcoming 110th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 2013, special 110th Anniversary Harley-Davidson models will be available at the Retailer-hosted Test Our Metal events, as of early September 2012.

In continued support of our troops, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is also proud to maintain the Test Our Metal program at selected military bases across Canada, allowing troops to enjoy test rides on the newest models of Harley-Davidson motorcycles on specific dates.

The Test Our Metal events schedule can be found at www.harleycanada.com/demorides, or through the “demo ride” button on the main page of www.harleycanada.com. Test Our Metal event registration starts at 9:00 am on the day of the event, and lead rides kick off at 10:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm, weather permitting.

Regular Test Our Metal event updates are also posted on Facebook at facebook.com/harleycanada



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Harley creates website extolling virtues of LED lights

Harley Davidson puts a lot of time and effort into marketing and selling accessories. I'd guess that they do as good or better a job than any company out there. One of their latest accessories to be heavily promoted is their LED headlight accessories - they've even created a page on their website offering all kinds of information on the differences of regular bulbs and LED's.

It's pretty useful information actually.

Check it out here at their Own The Night website.

Here's a preview of the information offered:




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Women riders from Canada to join thousands around the world


The languages may be different, so may the culture. But thousands of women around the world share a passion – a passion for two wheels and the open road.

On Friday, May 4, 2012, female Harley-Davidson riders throughout Canada will join thousands of other women in countries around the world to showcase their passion for the sport of motorcycling during the 6th Annual International Female Ride Day. The event, founded by Vicki Gray of MOTORESS in Toronto, Canada, invites women riders around the world to “just ride” on May 4, a concept that is passionately supported by industry leader, Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

“More and more women from all walks of life are getting into the saddle of their own motorcycles,” said Claudia Garber, Director of Women’s Marketing Outreach at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “As a leading motorcycle Brand among women, Harley-Davidson is passionate about empowering women to overcome their doubts, find their voice, and in the process, inspire others to do the same. Events like International Female Ride Day provide an excellent opportunity to do this.”

Everyone can show their support for International Female Ride Day. Those who ride are encouraged to get out on two wheels on May 4, either in their own groups or by joining organized rides and events scheduled by participating local authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailers throughout Canada. Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada will be hosting Vicki Gray and her fellow riders at the Concord, Ontario, facilities.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is also encouraging women to share their International Female Ride Day stories and photos by tweeting with the Twitter hashtag #harleywomen. Their stories will be featured on the Motor Company “Buzz Wall” (www.harley-davidson.com/voices) alongside stories from other women around the world about why they ride or why they want to learn to ride.

For more information about International Female Ride Day, visit a participating local authorized Harley Davidson® Retailer. Contact details can be found at www.harleycanada.com.

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Harley-Davidson Canada Welcomes The New Riding Season In Port Dover


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada looks forward to welcoming all motorcycle enthusiasts with complimentary hot coffee at the long-established PD13 event in Port Dover, Ontario on Friday, April 13th. Popular by demand, this event will feature a pin-stop in which Canadian Harley-Davidson Owners Group members will receive the newest commemorative Harley-Davidson Owners Group pin. Harley- Davidson motorcycle owners will be able to renew or register for Canadian Harley-Davidson Owners Group memberships and newsletter on-site.

Brochures and literature on the latest initiatives, promotions and clothing available through authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers in Canada will be available to all visitors. Everyone will have the chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate at the touch-screen kiosks at the Harley-Davidson booth where they will also be able browse through a selection of 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycles as well as try-on and see samples of the latest clothing styles  including heated gloves and jackets.

Two interactive displays will feature various components of H-D1 Customization which allows the Customer to choose from a number of option categories to optimize fit, function, and style on a bike. The H-D1 Fit Shop display will demonstrate how a Harley-Davidson Retailer can tailor a bike to match a rider’s size, stature and riding style and the H-D JUMPSTART will allow visitors to simulate the exhilarating experience of riding a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.

The Harley-Davidson booth will be situated at 19 Harbor Street in Port Dover and will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, April 13. Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is looking forward to giving you a warm welcome.


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Harley Davidson teams up with Marvel in Canada

Avengers “Assemble Your Freedom” Contest Goes Live

Harley-Davidson Motor Company has recently entered into a promotional partnership with Marvel Entertainment for the new movie, The Avengers, which is slated to premiere in theatres on May 4, 2012. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, The Avengers film brings together the mightiest superhero characters, such as Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow, on screen for the first time.

As part of the promotion around The Avengers, the “Assemble Your Freedom” Contest is now running throughout Canada, with the exception of the province of Quebec. From now through July 1, the “Assemble Your Freedom” contest will be running online at www.h-d.com/avengers. Contestants can “heed the call” by creating their own character and designing their own bike. A total of five lucky winners, one of whom will come from Canada, will be immortalized by being drawn in an Avengers comic and will win the bike that they designed in this first-of-its-kind promotion.

The involvement of Harley-Davidson in Marvel’s The Avengers includes product integration into the film, a promotional partnership, and media placement through print and online media properties. The recently launched Harley-Davidson Softail Slim motorcycle will also have a role in the new film, which will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.


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StereotypicalHarley Advertising Campaign

Harley-Davidson is fighting the stereotype of a 'typical' Harley rider with their latest advertising campaign which uses a crowd-sourcing Facebook application called Fan Machine. Fan Machine allows Harley-Davidson’s 3.3 million Facebook fans to review an advertising brief, submit their own ideas, and vote on submissions by other community members.

Part of the new campaign is a series of digital videos featuring Harley-Davidson riders and a corresponding stereotype showcased and a Twitter hashtag – “#StereotypicalHarley [fill in the blank].”

The ads are designed to start a conversation through Harley-Davidson’s Web site and social platforms. 

 More details HERE.




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Harley-Davidson at the Montreal MMIC Motorcycle Show

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and participating Harley-Davidson Retailers proudly present the new 2012 model line-up at the Montréal Motorcycle Show this weekend, February 24 to 26, 2012, at the Montréal Convention Centre, in Montréal, Quebec. On Saturday, February 25, Michel Barrette, Quebec movie, television,  radio star and stand-up personality, will present the two newest Harley-Davidson motorcycles available in Canada, the Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two motorcycle and the Harley-Davidson Softail Slim motorcycle, to the media at the Harley-Davidson booth at 9:30 am. Michel Barrette will show-case the new motorcycles to visitors at the Harley-Davidson booth at 2:30 pm.

On just over 6,300 square feet, an impressive line-up of 2012 Harley motorcycles will be showcased, including the popular XL 883 Sportster SuperLow motorcycle, with a Canadian suggested Retail price of under $10,000, the new and versatile Dyna Switchback motorcycle, and the audacious, yet understated, limited edition CVO Road Glide Custom motorcycle.

Visitors will be able to explore the world of H-D1 Factory Customization through an interactive display. Whether we are talking blacked-out, stripped-down, or chromed-out bikes, the H-D1 Customization Program brings together all of the exclusive parts, processes, and people necessary to allow users to design, build, fit, and personalize a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be a Custom of One. To build your dream Harley motorcycle, visit www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder.

Throughout the Montréal Motorcycle Show, visitors will be able to sit on the motorcycles, interact with the displays, and receive useful information from a team of knowledgeable staff. They will also be eligible to enter the draw for a $1,000 Harley-Davidson gift card, as well as pick up a copy of the brand-new published 2012 Test Our Metal Program Calendar, which outlines when, where, and how you can test-ride the new model Harley-Davidson motorcycles for free! The calendar is also available online at www.harleycanada.com under the “Products” tab.

Montréal Motorcycle Show
Montréal Convention Centre, Montréal

Show Hours:
Friday, February 24: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 25: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 26: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For further information on the Montréal Motorcycle Show, please refer to www.salonmotomontreal.com.

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Halifax International Motorcycle Show brings motorcycles to downtown


The Halifax International Motorcycle Show is kicking-off their inaugural gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts at the Cunard Centre on February 17-19, 2012. Industry leading motorcycle  manufacturers and accessory products will be on site and under one big roof.Major manufacturers and dealer representatives will be there to answer your questions and provide you with an opportunity to throw a leg over the latest machines or try on the latest gear.

With 45,000 square foot of column free floor space the Cunard Centre sits on the scenic Halifax waterfront with big bright windows overlooking the harbour. The event and venue offer up a powerful mixture of salty sea air and visual stimulation. Anticipated attendance is expected to approach 20,000 and draw attendees from all the Atlantic provinces and beyond.

With the top motorcycle manufacturer product lines represented this event is the first of its kind east of Quebec.The show has attracted a lot of industry attention and support in this first year. Kawasaki Canada chose the event as one of the few venues to bring their national tour. They will be showcasing the hottest 2012 models like the supersport ZX-14R, KX450F motocross, cruisers from their revered Vulcan ine-up, street/touring, dual-purpose, and off-road motorcycles.

Event organizer Tim Leslie indicates,"Halifax is the gateway to Atlantic Canada, and its largest city. There's a vibrant and active motorcycle culture here, which makes Halifax the perfect location for a world-class motorcycle show. We're excited to be bringing the best the motorcycle world has to offer to downtown Halifax and already making plans for next year!"

With motorcycles from all the top brands, this event will be the first, and only, opportunity to see many of these machines in Nova Scotia before they appear in dealerships in the spring.There's going to be some rare models too that you might not otherwise get a chance to see at all except in the pages of a magazine. Motorcycles like the limited production Norton Commando 961. With production of this bike limited to 200 models they're sure to be very rare. Zero Motorcycles is sending some of the first production 2012 electric motorcycles in Canada to Halifax to be displayed at the show.

Aside from all the special interest motorcycles, enthusiasts of every level will find something to surprise and delight from new 2012 models and the latest in accessories to unique touring destinations. Cruisers, sport bikes, off-road, trials, touring, sport/adventure touring, even 2WD sidecar motorcycles - there's going to be something for everybody.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran motorcyclist or just somebody with a passing interest there will be something to excite you at the Halifax International Motorcycle Show.

EVENT DETAILS

Halifax International Motorcycle Show
February 17 to 19, 2012

Cunard Centre
961 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4P7

SHOW HOURS
Friday, February 17, 2012: 5 pm – 8pm
Saturday, February 18, 2012: 10 am –8 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2012: 10 am – 5pm

TICKETS
- $10 in advance at the show website(www.TheRealMotorcycleShow.com)
- $15 at the door

Free parking all weekend (Friday after 4PM).

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Newest parts and accessories from Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Announces the Newest Parts and Accessories:

Hard Candy Paint Sets, Comfort Flex Shocks, and A New Metal Flake Solo Seat


Twelve sparkling two-tone Hard Candy Flake Core Series paint sets join the 2012 Colour Shop offering from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. Metal flake, an iconic design element of the ’70s, is back in this new premium custom finish. Hard Candy Flake is created in a multi-step process that begins by laying several passes of silver microflake over a silver base that is then topped with clear coat. The scallop pattern is hand-laid and masked. Colour is applied next in a candy coat that allows the flake to show through. The design is then clear-coated, hand-striped, and clear-coated again to give it the final smooth, deep finish.

The Hard Candy Flake Core Series paint sets are available in Red Flake, Green Flake, Pink Flake, Lime Gold Flake, Orange Flake, and Black Flake with a Silver Flake accent; and in Red Flake, Green Flake, Pink Flake, Lime Gold Flake, Orange Flake, and Silver Flake with a Black Flake accent. Core Series Colour Sets are covered by a Two-Year Factory Warranty. The Hard Candy Flake complete paint sets are available to fit many Sportster, Dyna, Softail, and Touring model motorcycles. Also sold individually are Sportster, Dyna, and Softail fuel tanks in the Hard Candy Flake colour combinations. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for program details.

New Comfort Flex Shocks for Sportster and Softail Models:
Designed to Raise the Seat Height and Improve the Ride of Factory-Lowered Models

The new Comfort Flex Rear Shocks from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are designed for the Sportster or Softail rider who is willing to exchange the low-profile “slammed” look for improved rider comfort. These standard-length shocks raise the seat height of a Factory-lowered bike approximately one inch, and deliver an improved ride through a longer stroke. Spring rates and damping are tailored to ensure a controlled ride and optimal performance under varying conditions. Comfort Flex Rear Shocks for Sportster Models (part number 54000040) includes left and right rear shock absorbers. The Comfort Flex Rear Shocks for Softail Models (part number 54000041) includes left and right rear shock absorbers and a pre-load adjustment wrench. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for specific model fitment details.

New Metal Flake Solo Seat for Sportster Models: 
A Classic Look Finished in a Diamond-Checked Pattern

The new Metal Flake Solo Seat – Silver Charcoal (part number 52000051) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories features a brilliant high-gloss metal flake vinyl seating surface that is a nod to the choppers and bobbers of the 1960s and ’70s. The cover is finished in a classic diamond-checked upholstery pattern. The seat fits 2004 to ’06 and 2010 and later Sportster models with a 2.1- or 3.3-gallon fuel tank, and the seat width is 10 inches.


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Harley Davidson at Moncton MMIC Motorcycle Show


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and participating Harley-Davidson Retailers proudly present the new 2012 model line-up at the Atlantic Motorcycle & ATV Show this weekend, February 10 to 12, 2012, at the Moncton Coliseum, in Moncton, New Brunswick. On just over 6,300 square feet, an impressive line-up of 2012 Harley motorcycles will be showcased. The line-up will include the two most recent additions to the Harley-Davidson motorcycle family, the Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two motorcycle and the Harley-Davidson Softail Slim motorcycle, as well as the popular XL 883 Sportster SuperLow motorcycle, with a Canadian suggested Retail price of under $10,000, and the audacious, yet understated, limited edition CVO Road Glide Custom motorcycle.

Visitors will be able to explore the world of H-D1 Factory Customization through an interactive display. Whether we are talking blacked-out, stripped-down, or chromed-out bikes, the H-D1 Customization Program brings together all of the exclusive parts, processes, and people necessary to allow users to design, build, fit, and personalize a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be a Custom of One. To build your dream Harley motorcycle, visit www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder.

Saturday, February 11, is WOMEN ON WHEELS NIGHT, an industry celebration of women who ride and women who are interested in the sport of motorcycling. That night, all women in attendance will receive a special giveaway at the Harley-Davidson booth.

Throughout the Atlantic Motorcycle & ATV Show, visitors will be able to sit on the motorcycles, interact with the displays, and receive useful information from a team of knowledgeable staff. They will also be eligible to enter the draw for a $1,000 Harley-Davidson gift card, as well as pick up a copy of the brand-new published 2012 Test Our Metal Program Calendar, which outlines when, where, and how you can test-ride the new model Harley-Davidson motorcycles for free! The calendar is also available online at www.harleycanada.com.

Atlantic Motorcycle & ATV Show
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton

Show Hours:

Friday, February 10: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 11: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 12: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Moncton Motorcycle Show opens Feb. 10, 2012

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV show opens its doors this Friday (February 10th, 2012) and runs through to Sunday.


Here's the full details on the event:

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show will roar into Moncton, this Friday thru Sunday. This event will encompass the entire Moncton Coliseum complex and will showcase the latest products for motorcycle, ATV and off-road enthusiasts available on the market today. The nation’s leading manufacturers will be well represented and visitors will not be left disappointed.

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show is one of 7 successful, national manufacturer supported motorcycle shows from coast to coast. Owned by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) this event is the only show of its kind and caliber in Atlantic Canada. Since 2008, the event has delivered over 50,000 qualified buyers who have enjoyed the biggest and best names in motosports.

Show Manager Scott Sprague is revved up about the 2012 edition of this event. “Being a part of this huge chain of manufacturer supported shows is phenomenal. For a visitor to be able to see a booth that is the same display at the MMIC-COHV Shows in Toronto, Vancouver or elsewhere right in Moncton, the hub of the Maritimes, is fantastic and convenient for all of Atlantic Canada and beyond,” said Sprague.

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show is where Atlantic Canada RIDES and BUYS! Visitors will be shopping the show and trying that new ATV or Motorcycle on for size and discussing the purchase with their local dealer plus getting all of those tough questions answered right from manufacturer representatives. Visitors can take home awesome deals on parts & accessories, clothing and apparel and so much more. The event is also the leading venue to meet the organizers of local rallies, motorcycle and ATV clubs, destinations, anything and everything to do with the lifestyle that comes with this pastime.

Visitors can enter to win His and Hers Riding Gear compliments of Speed and Strength Gear and Toys for Big Boys. Simply fill out a ballot and it could be you!

Triumph Motorcycles have come out in a big way this year with several custom show bikes including the Tom Cruise Mi3 Scrambler, the Orange County Choppers Triumph Retro Bonneville Custom and many more. Also Triumph, in partnership with Atlantic Motoplex will be presenting Juno Award Winner, Clayton Bellamy of the Road Hammers. Clayton will appear on stage performing during ladies night and in the Triumph booth alongside THE WILD ONE.’ Sucker Punch Sally builds us a modern day BRANDO WILD CHILD, this Bird will be ridden in the release video of Clayton’s new album. See them both at the show.

This year’s highlights include the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids that will also feature ALL NEW ATV training for youth. ATV Training available upon request. In addition to that there will be Yamaha Scooter School training, especially appealing to the ladies; this will be held on Friday and Saturday evening.

And speaking of the ladies, join us on Saturday night from 5 pm – 9 pm when it’s free admission for ladies night, when a regular admission is purchased. There will be special prizes and giveaways just for women, plus our fashion show at 7 and Ladies Scooter training at 8.

The Women on Wheels Fashion Show will also be on each day so be sure to check out the terrific line up of manufacturers clothing modeled on stage from Yamaha, Honda, Harley Davidson, KTM, Victory, Ducati, Suzuki, Triumph and BMW.

And join world rider, Rene Cormier, as he talks passionately about his moto-adventures through Africa and beyond. Meeting him is an adventure YOU won’t want to miss. Also, visitors can check out the all new show and shine featuring local motorcycles. Proceeds to benefit the Bernice McNaughton Bike Club.

Join special guests from River Glade Speedway, as they celebrate 35 years and showcase some of the hottest bikes from the 70s right there on display including a slide show of racing at the track from past and present. The bikes that will have on display for comparison purposes are a 1977 Cr-125 Honda, a 1987 CR-125 Honda as well as a 1997 CR-125 Honda. There will also be a 1979 Can-Am MX-5 250. These Honda's will illustrate the many changes the bikes have undergone over the years. Although 125's are no longer made for the most part, as the 250 4-stroke took over that class of racing we will most likely have a four stoke on hand as well to show further enhancements. These bikes will show the progression from air cooled to liquid engines, from drum brakes to disc brakes, steel frames to aluminum frames and from four inches of suspension travel to twelve. Also, horse power more than doubled over the years!

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New Harley-Davidson model in Canada

The Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two motorcycle is a metal flake dream machine, a Sportster motorcycle on a trip back to the days when the cool kids rode Sting-Ray bikes and the big boys parked choppers in a row on the curb. Those motorcycles were long and lean; candy-apple colour and gleaming chrome shimmering in hazy summer sunlight. From its Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint and ape bars to its narrow whitewall tires, the Seventy-Two model is a respectful nod to that era, and to the influence of the custom culture that still percolates today along Whittier Boulevard, the legendary cruising street in East Los Angeles, also known as Route 72. A new generation of custom builder is tapping into that era and making a fresh statement, not just in California but in garages across the country, even around the world.

“In creating the Seventy-Two [motorcycle], we were also inspired by the vibe of the early chopper era,” says Frank Savage, Harley-Davidson Manager of Industrial Design. “Those bikes were colourful and chromed, but also narrow and stripped down to the essentials. You look at period examples and they are almost as simple as a bicycle. It’s a custom style that’s very particular to America and that California scene.”

Metal flake, an iconic design element of the 70s, appeared in everything from dune buggy gel coat to vinyl diner upholstery, and on custom motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Motor Company brings the sparkle back on the Seventy-Two motorcycle with Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint. This new finish is created by applying a black base coat, followed by a polyurethane system that carries hexagon-shaped flakes that are more than seven times the diameter of the metal flake that is used in typical production paint. Each flake is coated with a thin aluminum film and then tinted red. Four applications of clear coat, combined with hand-sanding, create a smooth finish over the flakes.

“The final touch to the Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint is a logo on the tank top and pinstripe scallop details on both fenders,” says Savage. “Each was originally created by hand, and we recreated that art in a decal for production, so they still have the appearance of hand-applied graphics in that they are not exactly perfect. The graphics are then covered with a final clear-coat application.”

A solo seat shows off more of the paint exposed on the Seventy-Two motorcycle. The powertrain is finished in grey powdercoat with chrome covers and a new round air cleaner with a dished cover. A classic Sportster 2.2-gallon “peanut” fuel tank adds a final period touch to the motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two motorcycle will be available in Canada through the network of authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers at a suggested Canadian Retail price of $11,919. For information on free test rides, please visit the events tab on www.harleycanada.com.

Key features of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two motorcycle include:

- Air-cooled Evolution 1,200 cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 73 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3,500 rpm
- Powertrain is finished in grey powdercoat with chrome covers
- Colour choices include Hard Candy Big Red Flake with period pinstripe details on fenders and fuel tank, Denim Black, and Big Blue Pearl
- Classic 2.2-gallon peanut fuel tank
- Dunlop whitewall 21-inch (MH90-21) front and 16-inch (150/80B16) rear tires
- Steel Laced Chrome wheels
- Ten-inch mini-ape handlebars, mounted on a two-inch high riser
- Dished round air cleaner cover with centre screw mount; eight-inch diameter
- Dual staggered exhaust with slash-cut chrome mufflers
- Solo seat with black textured vinyl cover
- Handlebar-mounted speedometer with chrome cup
- Chrome rear fender struts
- Chrome coil-over pre-load adjustable rear shocks
- Forward foot controls

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New Harley parts available

The folks at Harley-Davidson have some new accessory parts for you - some Screamin’ Eagle Muffler Shields, Chisel Custom Wheels, and Edge Cut Fork Slider Covers.


Full details:

The new Screamin’ Eagle Muffler Shields – Brushed Nickel (Part Number 65400079) from Harley Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are styled to complement the jet-black finish of Screamin’ Eagle Street Performance Mufflers. These formed-steel muffler shields feature a unique electroless nickel plating that provides a warm, brushed finish. The rear shield features a black-filled, deep-embossed “Screamin; Eagle” signature script. The easy-to-install kit includes front and rear shields and mounting hardware, and fits 2004 and later Sportster models and 2006 and later Dyna models with shorty dual exhaust.

Pair the Brushed Nickel Muffler Shields with the Screamin’ Eagle Buckshot Exhaust Shield Kit – Brushed Nickel, which has a perforated design that exposes the head pipe. Manufactured to Original Equipment standards for an exacting fit, the easy-to-install kit includes front and rear head pipe shields and fits 2004 and later Sportster models and many 2006 and later Dyna models with shorty dual exhaust. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for fitment details.

The new Chisel Custom Wheels from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories feature seven narrow-profile split spokes that radiate from a minimalistic hub, and the resulting see-through effect visually lightens the profile of the motorcycle when paired with the pedestal-mounted Chisel Floating Brake Rotors. Offered in 17 inch front and 16-inch rear sizes for Harley-Davidson Touring models, the Chisel Wheels are available in mirror chrome (Part Number 43300057, front; Part Number 40900067, rear), or black-and-chrome contrast finish (Part Number 43300059, front; Part Number 40900069, rear).

Chisel wheels fit 2009 and later Touring models (except Trike and 2012 CVOTM models). They require the separate purchase of Chisel Floating Brake Rotors, a model-specific Wheel Installation Kit, sprocket hardware, and brake rotor-specific hardware. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for fitment details.

Chisel Floating Rotors are styled to complement the Chisel front wheel. The inner spider features a cutout design that mirrors the wheel’s seven distinctive open spokes. These rotors are available in two different finishes (Part Number 41500040, polished; Part Number 41500042, raw) and include chrome mounting hardware.

The new one-piece Edge Cut Upper Fork Slider Covers (Part Number 45600006) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are finished in a rich black powdercoat and machined to expose the raw aluminium casting. The resulting contrasting surfaces complement the Original Equipment satin-finished front end, or are a great compliment with accessory black fork sliders and other black front-end accessories. For a complete look, these covers can be paired with available Edge Cut wheels, controls, grips, mirrors, and saddlebag latches. These new Fork Slider Covers fit 1980 and later Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models.

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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada welcomes the 2012 racing season


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Revamps the Racing Program for the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud to announce the details of the new Harley-Davidson National Race Program for 2012, designed to build on the successful debut of the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series in 2011. When participating in the National Canadian Superbike Championship this year with the Harley‑Davidson XR1200 Cup Series, both spectators and racers will be able to experience motorcycle racing at its very finest.

The Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series is a spec-bike series featuring specially modified Harley‑Davidson XR1200 and XR1200X motorcycles. Vance & Hines will once again be the official kit supplier for the class. The special kit consists of a Vance & Hines exhaust system; a Fuelpak fuel management system; race bodywork including number plate, single-seat tail section, and belly pan; 17-inch front wheel with matching front fender; steering damper; oil cooler relocator; and race decal package. In addition to the Vance & Hines-supplied kit parts, racing teams will be able to upgrade their suspension, hand and foot controls, brake components, and instrumentation. These revisions to the program are outlined in detail in the 2012 CSBK rulebook (posted on www.csbk.ca). In addition to a formidable program that allows racers to pursue their passion in racing at a very affordable cost, attractive weekend purse payouts and a year-end points prize fund will be available to make the series an even sweeter deal. If racing is in your blood and your interest is sparked, then please refer to the 2012 program outline below and make sure to speak to your nearest authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailer for information on how you too can secure your spot on the grid for a great racing season.

National Round Race Schedule

1. June 22 to 24, 2012 – National Shannonville Motorsport Park – Shannonville, Ontario
2. July 6 to 8, 2012 – National Autodrome – Saint-Eustache, Quebec
3. July 20 to 22, 2012 – National Atlantic Motorsports Park – Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
4. August 10 to 12, 2012 – National Circuit Mont Tremblant – Tremblant, Quebec
5. and 6 August 24 to 26, 2012 – National Mosport International Raceway – Bowmanville, Ontario


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Harley-Davidson at the Calgary MMIC Motorcycle Show


The start of 2012 sees Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and participating Harley-Davidson Retailers present the new 2012 model line-up at the Calgary Motorcycle Show this weekend, January 6 to 8, 2012, at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta. On just over 6,300 square feet, an impressive line-up of 2012 Harley motorcycles will be showcased, including the popular XL 883 Sportster SuperLow motorcycle, with a Canadian suggested Retail price of under $10,000, the new and versatile Dyna Switchback motorcycle, and the audacious, yet understated, limited edition CVO Road Glide Custom motorcycle.

Visitors will be able to explore the world of H-D1 Factory Customization through an interactive display. Whether we are talking blacked-out, stripped-down, or chromed-out bikes, the H-D1 Customization Program brings together all of the exclusive parts, processes, and people necessary to allow users to design, build, fit, and personalize a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be a Custom of One. To build your dream Harley motorcycle, visit www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder.

Friday January 6 is SHE RIDES NITE, an industry celebration of women who ride and women who are interested in the sport of motorcycling. That night, all women in attendance will receive a special giveaway at the Harley-Davidson booth.

Throughout the Calgary Motorcycle Show, visitors will be able to sit on the motorcycles, interact with the displays, and receive useful information from a team of knowledgeable staff. They will also be eligible to enter the draw for a $1,000 Harley-Davidson gift card, as well as pick up a copy of the brand-new published 2012 Test Our Metal Program Calendar, which outlines when, where, and how you can test-ride the new model Harley-Davidson motorcycles for free! The calendar is also available online at www.harleycanada.com.

Calgary Motorcycle Show
BMO Centre, Stampede Park

Show Hours:

Friday, January 6: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 7: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 8: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For further information on the Calgary Motorcycle Show, please refer to

www.calgarymotorcycleshow.com.

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Harley Davidson at the Toronto MMIC Motorcycle Show

An Action-packed Weekend Is Guaranteed For All At The Harley-Davidson Booth

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and participating Harley-Davidson Retailers kick-start the MMIC Motorcycle season in Toronto, at the Metro Convention Centre from December 9 to 11, 2011. On just over 6,300 square feet, an impressive line-up of 2012 Harley motorcycles will be showcased, including the popular XL 883 Sportster SuperLow motorcycle, with a Canadian, suggested Retail price of under $10,000, the new and versatile Dyna Switchback motorcycle, and the audacious, yet understated, limited edition CVO Road Glide Custom motorcycle.

Visitors will be able to explore the world of H-D1 Factory Customization through an interactive display. Whether we are talking blacked-out, stripped-down, or chromed-out bikes, the H-D1 Customization Program brings together all of the exclusive parts, processes, and people necessary to allow users to design, build, fit, and personalize a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be a Custom of One. To build your dream Harley motorcycle, visit www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder.

Friday December 9 is SHE RIDES NITE, an industry celebration of women who ride and those who are interested in the sport of motorcycling. That night, all women in attendance will receive a special give-away at the Harley-Davidson booth.

On Saturday December 10, UFC fighters, Jake Shields and Brendan Schaub, as well as UFC Octagon Girl, Brittney Palmer, will be holding an exclusive autograph session at the Harley-Davidson booth between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. For those attending UFC 140 at the ACC, stop by the Harley-Davidson octagon-style display and get your photo taken with hot bikes and models between 4:00 pm and midnight.

Throughout the Toronto Motorcycle Show, visitors will be able to sit on the motorcycles, interact with the displays, and receive useful information from a team of knowledgeable staff. They will also be eligible to enter the draw for a $1,000 Harley-Davidson gift card, as well as pick up a copy of the brand-new published 2012 Test Our Metal Program Calendar which outlines when, where, and how you can test-ride the new model Harley-Davidson motorcycles for free! The calendar is also available online at www.harleycanada.com

Toronto Motorcycle Show - Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Show Hours:

Friday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For further information on the Toronto Motorcycle Show, please refer to www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca


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Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup

The 2011 Canadian motorcycle racing season has proven to be a historical one for many reasons. For the first time ever, the Canadian Superbike Championship will be televised in 3D quality, giving viewers the impression of literally “being there” to experience the adrenalin in person. 2011 also marked the birth of a new and exciting series of racing, namely the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup. This series made ripples among enthusiastic fans when it was first launched in the U.K. and the U.S., and as was to be expected, it immediately attracted a strong following in Canada.

The 2011 Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup delivered the promised adrenalin over seven rounds. And once that was over, Canadian racers represented Canada south of the border at the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 event at the Red Bull Indy Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 27 and 28 by placing in several top-ten finishes. 

Credit for the success of this new Canadian series is due to the many supportive Harley-Davidson Retailers in Canada, as well as to the expertise of CSBK, the organization that is managing the Canadian Superbike Championship.

As one of the core sponsors of the Canadian Superbike Championship, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is strongly committed to building on the momentum that has been gained in 2011, and is pleased to reaffirm their support to the series and the general growth of motorcycle racing in Canada. The Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup “spec” series will continue with the ongoing commitment of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada.

With the closing of the 2011 racing season, all of the typical “off-season” preparations and negotiations are underway. CSBK will be announcing the official 2012 schedule in time for the Toronto Motorcycle Show, which will be hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from December 9 to December 11.

Coverage of the 2011 series tour will begin on the radX network on Monday, November 7, 2011, with the debut screening of the two and a half hour programming block known as “Parts Canada Motorcycle Mania” part-sponsored by Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada. Television coverage co-producers, Whistlestop Productions and Professional Motorsports, intend to continue with event coverage in 2012. For further updates on the 2012 Canadian Superbike Championship, please refer to www.csbk.ca.


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Deeley Harley Davidson Canada teams up with Movember


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and the network of participating authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailers are pleased to announce a new partnership with Movember – the global leader dedicated to changing the face of men’s health and raising awareness of mens’ health issues.

Intent on enhancing the success that Movember has had throughout the years, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has designed a contest to support this important cause. For every $100 raised fervent supporters and registered fundraisers for Movember, also affectionately known as “Mo Bro” or “Mo Sista”, will receive one ballot for the chance to win a 2012 Night Rod Special VRSCDX motorcycle. Additionally, they will each receive a ticket to attend a local Movember Closing Gala Party, where Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s will showcase their immaculate grooming and celebrate the finest Mos competing in a number of category titles – including Best Mo in Character, Miss Movember, and of course, Man of Movember 2011. Participating Canadian Harley‑Davidson Retailers will be setting up their own fundraising teams for the cause as well, and will carry limited supplies of iconic Movember Harley-Davidson T-Shirts with proceeds going towards Prostate Cancer Canada.

To show even more corporate support towards the cause, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is offering to match up to $25,000 of the funds that are raised by participating authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson  Retailers. Deeley is also hosting a Shave-off Party in both the Concord and the Richmond offices, where several senior executives will receive the full barber-shop treatment, complete with hot towel, straight-razor shave, and a splash of Aqua Velva, to commemorate the official kick-off to Movember. While this is a private event, media representatives are welcome to join in on the shave-off upon request.

For further information on this contest, please click on the Movember button at www.harleycanada.com. To join the team efforts at Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, please log on to ca.movember.com.

Movember updates will be posted on http://ca.movember.com/mospace/network/Harley-Davidson.


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Harley Davidson Offers Free GPS Maps in Canada with Holiday Rebate

Rebate Covers the $90 Lifetime North American Map Update on Road Tech zūmo 660 and 665 Models

A Harley-Davidson Road Tech zūmo GPS Navigator is a great holiday gift idea for any Harley-Davidson rider. Now, a limited-time rebate offer that is available in Canada makes Harley-Davidson Road Tech zūmo models an even greater value. Customers who buy a Road Tech zūmo 660 or 665 GPS Navigator between October 15, 2011, and December 31, 2011, will be eligible for a rebate on the cost of a Lifetime North America Map Update through Garmin, a value of up to $90.00 CAD. Rebate forms and program details are available at authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer locations.

The Road Tech zūmo 660 GPS Navigator (Part Number 92115-09) is waterproof, withstands vibration, and has a glove-friendly, 4.3-inch touchscreen with a UV-resistant display that can be viewed in direct sunlight. It comes pre-loaded with City Navigator NT street maps and points of interest such as H-D Retailers, motels, restaurants, fuel, and As, and it offers turn-by-turn directions with voice prompts. An integrated SD card slot supports an MP3 player, audio book player, and picture viewer, while stereo Bluetooth A2DP technology can be used to listen to music wirelessly and to make hands-free calls. The Road Tech zūmo 660 is also compatible with the h-dnet.com online ride planner.

Either Road Tech zūmo device can also be used as an in-car navigator. Each device comes with a mounting cradle with an integrated power cable, a carrying case, a dust cover for the motorcycle mount, a battery pack and charger, an automotive suction cup mount, a power cable, and a USB cable. Installation on your motorcycle requires the separate purchase of a fairing or handlebar mount kit for your specific Harley-Davidson model. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for fitment details.


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Grand Finale of the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series


CANADIAN HARLEY-DAVIDSON XR1200 CUP – ROUNDS 6 AND 7
Action-Packed Grand Finale in Mosport


BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (August 23, 2011) – Mosport International Raceway

Going into the CSBK-hosted final rounds of the 2011 Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series, MotoSport Plus-sponsored Steve Crevier had a healthy lead in the points battle with a full 61-point lead on Cochrane, Alberta rider, Cody Matechuk, riding for Privateers Harley-Davidson of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Darren James sat solidly in third overall. 

Ruthless Racing Inc. rider, Darren James, who was sitting in fourth place in overall points, made his case known during Friday’s qualifying session with the day’s best lap time of 1:32.526 on the challenging 3.957-km Mosport circuit, earning his second pole position in a row. John Ross McRae had a brilliant outing with the second fastest time – only 0.098 of a second behind James – earning the Ruthless Racing Inc. rookie his first front row start in Saturday’s race. However, the stress of Friday’s qualifying took its toll on the transmission of James’ Big Twin engine, leaving the Ruthless Racing Inc. mechanics the arduous task of rebuilding the engine until four o’clock in the morning. They completed the job just hours before the XR1200 bike was to be rolled out to do battle in the penultimate race of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series. 

With dark, menacing rain clouds rolling in, and after painfully long delays in the action, the XR1200 motorcycles were finally rolled to the grid for their race. When the start lights finally dimmed, Ruthless Racing Inc. support rider, Michael Barnes, from Boca Raton, Florida, jumped out to an early lead. But the race quickly became a four-rider freight train of Barnes, J.R. McRae, Steve Crevier, and Darren James all vying for the win. McRae backed up his great qualifying session, constantly jumping into the lead, only to lose the advantage again to the hard-charging Barnes. Crevier looked for a way to seal his championship right then and there and briefly held the lead, but with constant pressure from Barnes and McRae he opted to not take any unnecessary chances of throwing it all away. The four lead riders continued their battle with Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson rider, Samuel Proulx, making up the gap. Behind him, a war was also being waged between Chris Harmon, racing for Vision Harley-Davidson, Cody Matechuk, racing under the umbrella of Privateers Harley-Davidson, guest rider, Oliver Jervis, racing on the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada media bike, and Elie Daccache, supported by Harley-Davidson de L’Outaouais. When the chequered fabric was aired out at the end of the 14‑lap final, it was Michael Barnes who dominated the race with a narrow margin of victory. J.R. McRae had another great ride to finish second – his first podium finish of the season. Darren James held on to the final step of the podium, while Steve Crevier chased the leaders to the flag with a richly deserved fourth place, earning him the inaugural #1 plate for the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series Championship, which was awarded to Crevier in person by none other than motorcycle racing patron, Don James, Chairman & CEO of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada.

Crevier commented after the race, “Those guys were getting away from me a little bit on the back straight and I decided that racing with them was getting a little too risky, so I stayed out of it a bit so I could win this championship.” He added, “I just have to thank MotoSport Plus of Kingston and Pete Snell, my mechanic, because if it wasn’t for their help I wouldn’t be here right now.” With his great showing, J.R. McRae won the “Performance Under Gear Performer of the Race” Award.

With the new champion already crowned, Sunday’s race was just for bragging rights, and for a race that could have been lacklustre it was anything but uneventful. Once again, just as in the previous day, four riders took an early check-out on the field and waged a war for the appreciative Mosport fans. In what turned out to be one of the most exciting races of the weekend, Barnes and Crevier left nothing on the table and all four lead riders were in the 1:31 lap times with only 0.2 of a second separating them. This time, Crevier, sporting his new #1 plate, was not playing it safe and was challenged for the lead at every turn, occasionally getting in front of the four-rider battle. On the final lap, Barnes seemed to have it all sowed up, but in the treacherous last turn, corner 10, Crevier made a daring pass up the inside of Barnes to win the drag race at the finish line, relegating the US rider to runner-up status. Darren James again took the final step of the podium with Samuel Proulx in a hard-earned fourth. Cody Matechuk finished in fifth, just ahead of Elie Daccache, with J.R. McRae falling back in the later stages of the race to finish in seventh.

The best-of-the-best Canadian racers will be competing in the upcoming AMA Pro’s Vance & Hines XR1200 event at the Red Bull Indy GP in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 27 and 28.


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada would like to take this opportunity to thank the racers and their teams, the Harley-Davidson Retailers supporting them, the many sponsors involved, as well as all of the enthusiasts across Canada who have helped make the new Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series an extraordinary experience for all involved. 

Final point standings for the 2011 Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series can be found on www.csbk.ca.



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16th Canadian National H.O.G. Rally - Thunder in the Valley


It is that time of the year again, when Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts congregate for the annual Canadian National H.O.G. Rally. 2011 marks the 16th anniversary of this iconic get-together, which attracts Harley-Davidson owners from near and far.

The 16th Canadian National H.O.G. Rally will take place from August 25 to 27, and will be defined by the startling and breathtaking views offered by the surroundings of Kamloops, British Columbia. Gina McNeil, Manager, Enthusiast Services, comments, “The location is stunning, and will most certainly provide a great reason for participants to ride to the Rally destination. Our focus this year has been to identify a setting which allows for great riding, giving our participating H.O.G. members the chance to pursue their passion for the open road [while] surrounded by friends; so I really look forward to welcoming our members in Kamloops.” H.O.G. Canada is hosting this event as a “thank you” to their most loyal and devoted Customers – the H.O.G. members who share a common passion for their Harley-Davidson motorcycles. 

The highlight of the Rally activities will be the parade. With an expected 1,200 motorcycles riding through Kamloops, spectators will get the chance to view the impressive line-up of Harley-Davidson motorcycles as they rumble past. The parade departs at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 27, from McArthur Island Park and travels along Tranquille Road, over Overlander Bridge, and loops back around Thompson Rivers University, which provides the best viewing spot for spectators. At 11:15 am, the parade returns to McArthur Island Park, where the public is welcome to watch the motorcycle field games. 

In addition, returning H.O.G. member favourites will include Biker Bingo, field games, and the impressive Show ‘N Shine, where enthusiasts show off their most prized possessions to an official jury, and compete for the top prize in their motorcycle class. The Show ‘N Shine event will take place at 11:00 am on August 26 at the Kamloops Towne Lodge, and will feature the best customized motorcycles at the Rally; categories will include Antique, Three-Wheeled, and Pro Custom. The general public will also have the opportunity to get involved by voting for the People’s Choice Award. On Friday, August 26, the local authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer, Kamloops Harley-Davidson, will host a party with a fantastic entertainment line-up featuring Trooper and Throttle Caster, as well as a live fashion show.

The 16th Canadian National H.O.G. Rally will come to a close on the evening of Saturday, August 27, with an 1,800-person dinner, including entertainment featuring the Younguns and the Jimmy LeGuilloux Band. On the following day, anyone with a valid motorcycle licence and the appropriate riding gear can test ride the new 2012 Harley-Davidson models for free at Kamloops Harley-Davidson, where the Test Our Metal truck will be stationed. 


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Harley-Davidson Canada and Dirt Track Racing - Don Taylor wins again


Don Taylor rode his Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored Harley-Davidson XR750 dirt track motorcycle to victory in the 22nd running of the Canadian Motorcycle Association’s “Norm Carr Classic” half-mile dirt track race, held at the Quinte Exhibition Raceway in Belleville, Ontario. The race was round nine of a twelve-round schedule.

Taylor scored a runaway win as he used the tractable power of the XR race bike in the deep-cushion, well-prepped track, taking the bike high into the corners, right near the hay bales, before power sliding onto the racing line. The capacity crowd erupted in cheers at each lap, as Taylor passed the stands, and they gave him a huge post-race ovation. “These are the best fans anywhere,” the six-time champ enthused after the race. “Every time we come here they just blow us away,” he commented fondly. 

For Taylor, it was sweet revenge, as during last year’s Belleville race his gas tank ruptured during the National Championship Race and slowed his charge. In that race, Taylor was second to Doug Lawrence on the American Harley-Davidson entry. This year’s victory gives Taylor a 38-point lead in the standings, with three races left on the schedule. He next sees action at the Niagara Raceway short track on September 10. The Series then makes its second stop of the year in Leamington on September 17, for the half-mile race, and September 18, for the Wheatley short track.

 If Taylor captures the nation’s most coveted dirt track prize – the number one plate – it will be his seventh. He won six consecutive number one plates from 2004 through 2009, and was forced to forfeit his plate when his season was interrupted due to injury last year. “I really wanted to win this one; this one was very important to me. I’m not out of the woods yet as far as the championship goes. Chris Evans [second in points] is having a great year, and there [are] three races left. I’m just taking it one race at a time, and with one of those on the half-mile, where I can use the XR, I think we have a pretty good chance. The bottom line is: I want my plate back.”
 

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Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup builds up momentum


Atlantic Motorsports Park

Ruthless Racing Inc. rider, Darren James, was ecstatic after winning his first pole position of the season. Not because of the achievement of besting Steve Crevier, but more for the pride of meeting his commitment to crew chief, Dave Murphy. “I told Dave I was gonna get him a watch,” (the Tactical Products Canada Luminox watch for winning the pole position in Saturday’s qualifying session). “Dave has been with me for 11 years now, and the team has had such a tough time; I think he really deserves this,” James added.

Series leader and MotoSport Plus of Kingston rider, Steve Crevier, qualified for second position, only 0.201 of a second behind James, with Privateers Harley-Davidson-sponsored Cody Matechuk a close third.

Sunday morning was welcomed by slate grey skies, but the mood in the Shubenacadie paddock could not have been brighter. The stage was set for the final, and Ruthless Racing Inc. rider, Darren James, could not have been happier. He had not only set the track record in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup, but he had also managed to place his Buell 1125R bike onto the Pirelli Tire Superpole in the Superbike Class, a first in his years of trying.

As the day progressed, the skies cleared, and the big Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles were staged for the final on the challenging 2,560-km Atlantic Motorsports Park track. With the start lights darkened, Crevier and Matechuk had shot off, jostling for position going into the first corner with Crevier gaining a slight advantage. James was hot on their heels with J. R. McRae, Chris Harmon, and Samuel Proulx in a three-way battle behind the lead trio.

Crevier held on to a narrow margin in the lead, and Matechuk hounded the veteran at every corner; showing him a wheel at every turn. James continued his solid run in third, and had the best seat in the house to watch the battle in front of him. Behind them, a long train of Harley-Davidson XR1200 bikes had their own war.

By lap five of the 16-lap event, Vision Harley-Davidson rider, Chris Harmon, jumped ahead of McRae and Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson rider, Samuel Proulx.

The battle for the lead waged on for another six laps, with Crevier and Matechuk banging through the corners, until Matechuk’s race came to a sputtering halt as he pulled the Harley® bike to the side of the track, the victim of an electrical problem. With Matechuk out, Crevier romped to the win with James taking second and Chris Harmon finishing a brilliant ride to take third. Samuel Proulx managed to hold off Ruthless Racing Inc. rider, J.R. McRae, for the fourth spot, while Trev Deeley Motorcycles-sponsored Ov Spilbourghs took sixth. With his podium finish, Chris Harmon was the winner of the Performance Under Gear Performer of the Race Award.

After the race, Crevier commented, “I have to thank Pete Snell for all his hard work to make this happen, I don’t let him out from under that canopy all weekend, and he just works so hard to keep me going.” He added, “I made a bit of a rookie mistake on the start line [by] leaving my visor up, but I wasn’t letting go of the handlebars for nothing.”

With this win, Crevier holds a solid 21-point advantage over Matechuk: 208 points to 187.

The next round of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup will be a doubleheader weekend. This final contest of the season will be held at the Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, on August 20 and 21.

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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Test Our Metal

The prestige factor of the Harley-Davidson Brand as well as the grassroots approach that Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has applied over the years have encouraged thousands of riders across the nation to test the iconic motorcycles through a successful demo program called “Test Our Metal”.

Launched in 1991, Test Our Metal has grown into its present-day format; a well-established and state-of-the-art program that allows motorcycle enthusiasts across Canada, who are new to the Brand, to acquire a taste of what the Harley-Davidson experience is all about – for free. The close to 30-minute escorted rides, on approximately 20 of the newest Harley-Davidson motorcycle models, also allow fans of the Brand to get a good feel of the novelties and progressive upgrades in technology that make these motorcycles stand out today as reliable and superior machines, with an unequivocally iconic design.

Experienced and knowledgeable staff ensure a safe and informative experience for riders of various skill levels. Authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers provide insight as to the most scenic routes available in the area, and assist on catering to individual needs. Customers can look up the dates of demo events that are hosted by the authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers nearest to them online at www.harleycanada.com.

To commemorate the demo program’s 20th Anniversary, John Ibbitson, the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Field Operations Coordinator who has spear-headed the demo program for the past seven years, has decided to celebrate his 40+ years of motorcycling experience by “testing his own metal” as one of the select few Canadians registered to participate in what is deemed to be the “world’s greatest endurance motorcycle challenge”: the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, which is open to all riders of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Having made its debut in 2010, the 2011 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge will task over 1,000 participants with an arduous endurance ride of over 10,000 miles. From the August 5 start in Mesa, Arizona, through the 48 contiguous states and two Canadian provinces the ride eventually ends on August 23 at the authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer, Ramsay’s Cycle & Sport, which is the designated final checkpoint.

To follow John Ibbitson’s blog about his adventures aboard his Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra motorcycle while on the Hoka Hey Challenge, you can visit our website at http://www.testourmetal.ca or our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/harleycanada. John’s entry number is #640.


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New 2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Line-up in Canada


Harley-Davidson Motor Company celebrates a decade of pavement-pounding performance with the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, one of three models in a 2012 V‑Rod line that also includes an updated Night Rod Special motorcycle and the V-Rod Muscle motorcycle. Introduced as a 2002 model, the original V-Rod motorcycle ushered in a new era of Harley-Davidson motorcycle performance. Its 1,130 cc 60-degree Revolution V-Twin engine was the first Harley-Davidson production engine equipped with overhead camshafts and liquid cooling, and it came with a high-winding 9,000 rpm redline. Inspired by drag racing bikes and monster-motor customs, the V-Rod motorcycle debuted with aluminium disc wheels, a raked out chassis, fast-back seat, and anodized aluminium bodywork – a new styling direction for Harley-Davidson.

In just ten years, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod family grew to include a number of new models. The V-Rod model went to the track as the basis for the 2007 Custom Vehicle Operations V-Rod Destroyer motorcycle, an eight-second Factory drag racer. It was also the inspiration for the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines V-Rod motorcycle, a four-time world champion in Pro Stock Motorcycle professional drag racing. For 2012, Harley-Davidson V-Rod models continue to serve up explosive performance and urban-cool styling for riders seeking a singular power-cruiser experience.

All 2012 V-Rod models are powered by the latest version of the Revolution engine, a 1,250 cc liquid-cooled V-Twin with dual overhead camshafts, four-valve cylinder heads, and Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). The powertrain is equipped with an Assist and Slip clutch, five-speed transmission, and a high-performance carbon fibre drive belt. The tires are Michelin Scorcher radials, including a 240 mm wide rear tire. Brembo triple-disc performance brakes are available with optional Factory-installed anti-lock braking system (ABS). ABS is part of the optional Security Package that also includes the Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob.

Night Rod Special Motorcycle

Dark and sinister, the restyled Night Rod Special motorcycle has a suggested Canadian Retail price of $16,789 and features a new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, and improved ergonomics with reduced reach to both the rider footpegs and the handlebar. Inverted front forks and retuned rear suspension enhance ride comfort and handling. This is a blacked-out, dead-on power cruiser that is at home in a back alley.

Key Night Rod Special Motorcycle Features
Rubber-mounted, liquid-cooled, 1,250 cc Revolution engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI); 125 hp at 8,250 rpm; 85 ft. lbs. of torque at 7,000 rpm.

· Straight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers, black end caps, and exhaust shield.
· NEW Black, split five-spoke cast-aluminium wheels are three pounds lighter than previous wheels.
· NEW Tapered tail section with flush-mounted LED tail light.
· NEW Pullback handlebar places controls three inches closer to the rider and optimizes overall feel with a low, wide position.
· NEW Reduced reach, forward-mounted rider footpegs.
· NEW Inverted front forks.
· NEW Two-up seat with custom stitching.
· NEW Stylized black speed screen visor.
· NEW Slim design, centre-mounted licence plate.
· NEW Graphics options include Sedona Orange or Vivid Black with new perforated graphics on the side of the air box and tail section, and Denim Black with orange racing stripes.
· Black powder-coated engine with black covers.
· Blacked-out frame, handlebar, front fork, triple clamps, and covers.
· Sport front fender with painted brace supports.
· 240 mm wide rear tire.

V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition Motorcycle

A tribute to the original V-Rod motorcycle that will be offered only in 2012, its Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork with colour-matched frame is exclusive in the V-Rod line. Extra chrome and polished surfaces dazzle on the engine, exhaust, and speed screen. This special edition comes with a suggested Canadian Retail price of $17,559 and features all of the new additions made to the Night Rod Special motorcycle for 2012.

Key V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition Motorcycle Features:

· Rubber-mounted, liquid-cooled, 1,250 cc Revolution engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI); 125 hp at 8,250 rpm; 85 ft. lbs. of torque at 7,000 rpm.
· NEW Straight-shot exhaust with dual, chrome slash-cut mufflers and chrome exhaust shield.
· NEW Split five-spoke cast-aluminium wheels with diamond cut highlights.
· NEW Pullback handlebar with polished finish.
· NEW Inverted front forks in silver and polished finishes.
· NEW Stylized, chrome speed screen visor.
· NEW Graphics include V-Rod 10th anniversary emblem.
· NEW Chrome powertrain with platinum crankcase and heads.
· 240 mm wide rear tire.

V-Rod Muscle Motorcycle

This power cruiser is a brawny beast for performance enthusiasts who crave power and control, with a dash of intimidation. Tagged with a suggested Canadian Retail price of $16,459, its styling features include a wide airbox cover, side cover air scoops, and dual exhaust in satin chrome with fat, turn-out mufflers. An abbreviated tail section and chopped rear fender expose the 240 mm wide rear tire. A deep seat holds the rider firmly in place against the thrust of the Revolution V-Twin engine.

Key V-Rod Muscle Motorcycle Features:

· Rubber-mounted, liquid-cooled, 1,250 cc Revolution engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI); 122 hp at 8,250 rpm; 86 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,500 rpm. Satin chrome dual exhaust with turn-out mufflers.
· NEW V-Rod 10th Anniversary emblem.
· Black, five-spoke cast-aluminium wheels.
· Sport front fender with black brace supports and blacked-out rear section.
· Polished aluminium handlebar with integrated riser.
· Polished forged-aluminium triple clamps.
· Chopped rear fender.
· Angular airbox with side covers.
· Colour-matched radiator shrouds.
· LED front turn signals integrated in the mirror stems.
· LED combined stop/tail/turn light integrated within the rear fender.
· 43 mm inverted front forks.
· Stylized rear shocks with black springs.
· Black frame.
· Deep, drag-style two-up seat.

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New 2012 CVO Harley-Davidson models in Canada

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) emphasizes exclusive styling and inspiring performance with four limited-production motorcycle models for 2012. Decked out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, high-output audio, and the most powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles, each CVO model is a rolling object of desire for the discerning motorcyclist.

Each 2012 CVO model is powered by the fuel-injected Twin Cam 110 V-Twin engine – the largest displacement engine offered in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and rated at up to 122 ft. lbs. of torque. This engine is only available from the Factory in CVO models. CVO motorcycles are customized using premium accessories and paint treaents combined with numerous items from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories Catalogue. The CVO Program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is offering an all-new CVO model for 2012:

· 2012 CVO Road Glide Custom Motorcycle: This hot-rod bagger combines a distinctive shark-nose, frame-mounted fairing with a road-hugging, slammed profile for a look that is sure to turn heads. A high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB and delivers 100 watts per channel to five-by-seven-inch fairing-mounted speakers and two-inch dash-mounted tweeters. An included 8 GB Apple iPod Nano connects via an interface and holder located in the right-side saddlebag. Exclusive custom features include a smoked Wind Splitter windshield; a two-piece custom seat with removable pillion and colour-coordinated stitching and cover; and a colour-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert. A 19-inch contrast chrome Agitator custom front wheel leads this beauty down the road. The Canadian suggested Retail price for this premium motorcycle is $33,689. 

Three CVO models return for 2012 with new paint schemes and features:

- 2012 CVO Street Glide Motorcycle: A high-performance bagger with a fork-mounted bat-wing fairing, the CVO Street Glide motorcycle has enhanced audio performance with a two-amp/eight-speaker system that includes speakers in the fairing, fairing lowers, and now also in the saddlebag lids. Also new is a low-profile solo touring seat with an embossed insert pattern, detachable passenger pillion and backrest pad, and diamond cut charcoal engine cover inserts and instrument faces. Three new colour combinations are available for this model, which comes with a suggested Canadian price tag of $35,879. 


2012 CVO Softail Convertible Motorcycle: Detachable compact fairing, saddlebags, passenger pillion, and backrest make it possible to transform the CVO Softail Convertible motorcycle from touring to cruising format in minutes. For 2012, a redesigned windshield significantly reduces turbulence to the rider and integrates a Road Tech zūmo 660 GPS Navigator with an MP3 player. Turn-by-turn voice commands play over the two-speaker audio system. The detachable leather saddlebags match the seat and passenger backrest in either distressed brown leather or black leather with reptile inserts. A welded mini-ape handlebar adds a custom touch. Electronic cruise control, keyless ignition, and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) provide touring functionality. Available in Canada with a suggested Retail price of $32,589, this model comes in three new colour combinations.

- 2012 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide Motorcycle: This ultimate long-haul touring motorcycle is ready to take on the most challenging touring assignments with style. New features for 2012 start with BOOM! Audio High Performance BOOM! Bagger Speakers plus new BOOM! Audio Bass Booster Ports in the Tour-Pak bottom liner. These are all powered by an amplifier tuned to match the dynamics of the speakers and the motorcycle environment. An 8 GB Apple iPod Nano and iPod interface completes the audio package. The CVO Ultra Classic motorcycle rolls on new mirror chrome chisel custom wheels with matching brake rotors, and the King Tour-Pak features new chrome LED brake/tail lamps. The suspended, dual-control heated, two-up seat and adjustable passenger backrest have a Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield monogram and pebbled pattern texture. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control, and ABS are standard equipment. 

Three new colour combinations are available for this model, which has a suggested Canadian Retail price of $40,869.


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Harley-Davidson models with twin cam 103 engine becomes standard on several models

Harley-Davidson Motor Company offers more Big Twin performance for 2012 as its Twin Cam 103 powertrain engine becomes standard equipment in Softail , Touring and in most Dyna motorcycles. Harley-Davidson will offer two new models for 2012: the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition model celebrates a decade of power-cruiser performance, while the new Dyna Switchback model is a convertible custom-touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and windshield. In addition, the Night Rod Special model has significant updates for 2012 with refreshed bodywork and optimized rider ergonomics. Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) rolls out the gleaming new CVO Road Glide Custom model, a limited-production, high-performance touring masterpiece.

Harley-Davidson believes that every motorcycle it sells can be a custom of one. Harley-Davidson H-D1 is a comprehensive offering of customization tools for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner. H-D1 tools include Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories listings, in print and in online catalogues, Fit Shop and consultation services at Harley-Davidson Retail locations, and Factory customization and Bike Builder online at www.harleycanada.com/HD1bikebuilder.com. H-D1 offers almost unlimited opportunities to optimize fit, function, style, and performance to turn a Harley motorcycle into a motorcycle that is truly personalized to its owner.

Harley-Davidson heads into 2012 with 32 models, each born of experience that spans generations and a passion for riding that will never diminish. Highlights of the 2012 Harley-Davidson line include:

-The Twin Cam 103 engine powers all 2012 Dyna, Softail and Touring models with the exception of the Dyna Street Bob model and the Dyna Super Glide Custom model. This engine produces up to 100 ft lbs. of peak torque, an increase of approximately 6% over the Twin Cam 96 engine it replaces, as standard power for many of these models. The Twin Cam 103 engine is equipped automatic compression release. It features identifying badges on the derby cover, timer cover, and air cleaner trim ring.

- A Security Package that pairs an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with a Smart Security System, which includes proximity-based, hands-free security fob, is available for all 2012 V-Rod, Dyna, Softail, Touring, and CVO models. The Security Package is standard equipment on CVO models and on the Road Glide Ultra model, the Electra Glide Ultra Limited model, and the Road King Classic model. The Security Package is a Factory-installed option for all other models.

- The Night Rod Special model is updated with a new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, an inverted front fork, and improved ergonomics. Harley-Davidson celebrates a decade of power cruising with the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, finished in Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that evokes the anodized aluminium bodywork of the original V-Rod model that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine in 2002. All V-Rod models will carry V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.

- The new Dyna Switchback model combines hard saddlebags and a windshield, with the eager handling and Twin Cam 103 performance of the Dyna chassis. It’s a custom-touring bike ready for a long weekend trip, until the detachable bags and windshield are removed – then, in seconds, the Switchback motorcycle becomes a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminium wheels, and a mini-ape handlebar. This convertible concept makes the versatile Switchback model two motorcycles in one.

- All Harley-Davidson Softail models get the performance boost of the Twin Cam 103 engine for 2012. The Fat Boy and Fat Boy Lo models each have a new reduced-reach handlebar for more comfortable ergonomics. A lower, narrower seat shape places the Fat Boy motorcycle rider in a new “in the bike” position. The Softail Deluxe and Heritage Softail Classic models will be available with a new optional “tubeless” chrome lace aluminium wheel for ease of tire replacement and repair. 

- The Twin Cam 103 powertrain engine gives all Harley-Davidson Touring models assertive power for passing. On Touring models, the Twin Cam 103 engine is equipped with an oil cooler. All Touring models except the Ultra Limited model will offer a new “tubeless” chrome lace aluminium wheel.

- The Harley-Davidson Sportster line appeals to a broad range of riders with six 2012 models ranging from the race-inspired XR1200X model, to the accessible SuperLow model, to Dark Custom roadsters like the Iron 883, Nightster, and Forty-Eight models. The Sportster 1200 Custom model can be personalized for fit, function, and style with H-D1 Factory customization – a process that allows Customers to use the Bike Builder tool online at www.harleycanada.com to build a motorcycle from a selection of options that are installed as the bike is assembled by Harley-Davidson Motor Company or are installed by a Retailer after the motorcycle is delivered. New 1200 Custom model colour options have been added to Bike Builder for 2012.

The new CVO Road Glide Custom model is one of four limited-production 2012 models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO), each is turned out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, and the most powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The CVO Road Glide Custom model is a hot-rod bagger with a frame-mounted fairing topped with a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system, and a colour-matched, low-profile fuel tank console.


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Select 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycles will soon be ready to ride in Canada

New 2012 model Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike and Sportster Models Arriving Shortly

CONCORD, Ontario (June 29, 2011) – Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has begun facilitating the delivery of a limited quantity of the 2012 Touring, Trike and Sportster models to some Retailers in Canada giving Customers an opportunity to get on a 2012 Harley-Davidson model as of mid-July, with much of the riding season still ahead. These models will also be available for free test rides as of early August 2011 through the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-hosted Test Our Metal Program. For information on free test ride locations and dates, please refer to the “demo ride” button on the main page of www.harleycanada.com. Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson Summer Dealer Meeting in Anaheim, California.

2012 Sportster Models: Personalization and Power

The six 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models range from the affordable Dark Custom roadster-inspired Iron 883 motorcycle to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200X bike. Each Sportster model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.

Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster 1200 Custom bike, the motorcycle that introduced the Web-based H-D1 Bike Builder factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, Customers can personalize their 1200 Custom motorcycle with the seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint, and engine finish options of their choice, which are then installed right at the Factory. Even more Retailer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The Customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson Retailer where they can review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the Retailer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer.

All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin Scorcher tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster motorcycle to provide an ideal grip, an even wear and a longer life. Fifteen Sportster paint options include seven new colour choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either Gloss Black or Denim Black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-Eight model will have a new tank graphic.

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Models

· SuperLow
· Iron 883
· Sportster 1200 Custom
· Nightster
· Forty-Eight
· XR1200X

2012 Touring Models: The Legend Rolls On

For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson Touring models are powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine with Automatic Compression Release and an integrated oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103 engine provides an outstanding performance around town and on the open road. All Touring models also feature the 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and Isolated Drive System for smooth power delivery. The Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid-backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive manoeuvrability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort.

All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new “tubeless” Chrome Lace Aluminium Wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair. Six new colours or colour combinations are among the 12 paint options offered within the 2012 Touring model line.

2012 Harley-Davidson Touring Models

· Road King
· Road King Classic
· Electra Glide Classic
· Ultra Classic Electra Glide
· Electra Glide Ultra Limited
· Street Glide
· Road Glide Custom
· Road Glide Ultra

2012 Trike Models: Three Wheelin’

The 2012 Tri Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment, based on chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. With a deluxe Tour-Pak carrier and integrated trunk, a four-speaker/80-watt Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric reverse drive, the Tri Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle inspires confidence, passion and independence in any riding situation. The Tri Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle will be available in three colour combinations: Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl/Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo/Merlot Sunglo.


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Canadian Motorcycle Association National Championship – Dirt Track Round Two

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored Donald Taylor scored a hard fought third place in the Open Expert Class Final to keep the points lead he established with his win in the opening round last week.

Taylor was in a tight pack with Doug Lawrence and Chris Evans and the three contenders separated from the rest of the fifteen-rider field. “It was a weird main event”, the six-time champion commented. “The track was well-prepped, but it was a bit slippery and you really had to ride smart and hard. I ran second and was trying to find a way past Doug and I was really pushing him. I left rubber marks on his leathers and his bike and then Evans did the same to me.” Evans pushed Taylor off the groove and into third place where he would remain until race completion.

Doug Lawrence, on the American Harley-Davidson/Kurt Biegger entry, won his first race of the year with Chris Evans on the George Evans Racing bike in second, and Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada’s speedster, Donald Taylor, in third on an XR750 motorcycle prepared by Jim Sehl.

“It was a good night really,” Taylor commented. “I won the lightweight race on the same bike I won on last week, but this was a new bike to me and we still have some work to do. I felt really comfortable on it and I know I’m going to get faster with it. I wasn’t tired after the main event, so I’m back in shape. I do have the points lead, but it’s only one point and I’ve got to admit, it’s tougher than I expected. Lawrence is just flying and I’m really surprised with Chris, but like I say, I’m going to get faster and I hope to start gapping them by mid-season.”

Round three of the Canadian Motorcycle Association 2011 Dirt Track National Championships runs Saturday evening, June 25 at the Niagara Raceway in Welland.

For further information on dirt track racing events and results, please refer to www.canmocycle.ca


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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada returns to dirt track racing

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored flat track racer, Donald Taylor, made a successful return to Canadian dirt track racing in the Expert Open Division of the Canadian Motorcycle Association-hosted first round of the Dirt Track National Championships. Taking first place in a hard-fought 15-lap final gives Taylor an early points lead in his quest for his seventh CMA number one plate.

Riding the Jim Sehl-prepared Harley-Davidson XR750 race bike, Taylor showed great speed and most importantly, patience, in winning the Open Expert National Championship final. The six-time champ explained, “I got the holeshot in the 450 race, but I really blew the Open start. I was third or fourth going into the first turn and remember thinking ‘this isn’t going to be easy’. Everyone was running at the same speed, so making a pass was next to impossible. I had to tell myself to wait, have patience, wait for someone to make a mistake.”

Taylor did not have to wait long, as on lap eight, race leader, Jon Cornwell, crashed on the back straight and took out Doug Beattie and Chris Evans in the process. “I was so lucky to not have been caught in that mess, I was dodging riders and bikes and pieces, weaving through them”, the much relieved Taylor related.

On the restart, Taylor took control. He was first into turn one and was never seriously threatened for the remaining laps, as he cruised to the first of what he hopes will be many wins in Canada this year; enough wins to take back “his” number one plate.

“It feels great to win the first one of the year”, he confirmed. “My priority this year is the Canadian National Championship and the number one plate for Deeley Harley-Davidson and I think we have a good start towards that. Having Deeley behind me, and Jim Sehl preparing my bikes, means a lot to me. I don’t want to get overconfident, but I do feel really good about this year.”

Taylor sees action again this weekend on June 18 at the Niagara Raceway in round two of the 2011 CMA Dirt Track Championships.

For further information on dirt track racing events and results, please refer to Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored flat track racer, Donald Taylor, made a successful return to Canadian dirt track racing in the Expert Open Division of the Canadian Motorcycle Association-hosted first round of the Dirt Track National Championships. Taking first place in a hard-fought 15-lap final gives Taylor an early points lead in his quest for his seventh CMA number one plate.

Riding the Jim Sehl-prepared Harley-Davidson XR750 race bike, Taylor showed great speed and most importantly, patience, in winning the Open Expert National Championship final. The six-time champ explained, “I got the holeshot in the 450 race, but I really blew the Open start. I was third or fourth going into the first turn and remember thinking ‘this isn’t going to be easy’. Everyone was running at the same speed, so making a pass was next to impossible. I had to tell myself to wait, have patience, wait for someone to make a mistake.”

Taylor did not have to wait long, as on lap eight, race leader, Jon Cornwell, crashed on the back straight and took out Doug Beattie and Chris Evans in the process. “I was so lucky to not have been caught in that mess, I was dodging riders and bikes and pieces, weaving through them”, the much relieved Taylor related.

On the restart, Taylor took control. He was first into turn one and was never seriously threatened for the remaining laps, as he cruised to the first of what he hopes will be many wins in Canada this year; enough wins to take back “his” number one plate.

“It feels great to win the first one of the year”, he confirmed. “My priority this year is the Canadian National Championship and the number one plate for Deeley Harley-Davidson and I think we have a good start towards that. Having Deeley behind me, and Jim Sehl preparing my bikes, means a lot to me. I don’t want to get overconfident, but I do feel really good about this year.”

Taylor sees action again this weekend on June 18 at the Niagara Raceway in round two of the 2011 CMA Dirt Track Championships.

For further information on dirt track racing events and results, please refer to www.canmocycle.ca.


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Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series opens in Mirabel, Quebec


Horrible conditions and constant showers could not dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada XR1200 contingent at its inaugural performance in the Canadian Superbike round one weekend of the 2011 season. Canada’s Snowbirds did a fly-by, seeming to tear a hole in the unrelenting grey blanket that hovered overhead of Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec. Skies began to clear and the difficult course dried long enough for the Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles to make their appearance on the track for qualifying.

Thirteen riders rolled out onto the track for the first laps of the very popular XR1200 spec class and, as excited fans jostled for position behind the barriers, riders got their first chance to ride the bikes in the heat of battle. Handlebar-to-handlebar action became common and, almost immediately, the gauntlet was thrown as 17-year-old Cody Matechuk, racing for Privateers Harley-Davidson, diced it out with Ruthless Racing Inc. rider, Darren James, and MotoSports Plus rider, Steve Crevier. By the end of the 20-minute session, Matechuk posted the fastest qualifying time of 1:30.433, earning him the Tactical Products Luminox watch for winning the pole position. James closely followed suit in second and Crevier boasted the third fastest time.

Sunday’s main event proved to be one of the most exciting races of the weekend, with the sun making a guest appearance. Matechuk got a brilliant start from the pole and shot out to the lead, dragging Crevier and James behind him. Behind the lead trio, a clump of riders battled for position with Samuel Proulx, riding for Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson, leading the charge ahead of Vision Harley-Davidson rider, Chris Harmon, and Trev Deeley Motorcycles-sponsored Olivier Spillborghs in pursuit. Ruthless Racing Inc. rider, J.R. MacRae, had his fill of Costa Mouzouris riding the #22 Harley-Davidson media bike. Another youngster, Lee Kuhn Jr., riding for Jacox Harley-Davidson, diced it out with Elie Daccache.

Back up front, Matechuk and Crevier slugged it out in every corner while James ran a close third just biding his time to strike. As the 14-lap race wore down, traffic became an issue and James lost several positions. This was all Matechuk needed as he crossed the line with just a wheel length to spare ahead of Crevier, leaving Darren James to settle for a third place finish.

Crevier said after the race, “I just can’t believe I got beat by a kid, but it was a lot of fun.” An elated Matechuk commented after, “It was great race. Steve got up there and he kept showing me a wheel.” Matechuk capped of his weekend by also walking away with the Performance Undergear “Performance of the Race” Award.

Missing the race weekend were veteran Ruthless Racing Inc. rider, Dave Estok, and Freedom Harley-Davidson rider, Steven Nickerson. Both riders are nursing injuries and hope to return to action for the next round at Shannonville Motorsports Park on July 2 and 3.

Left to right: 2nd place for #14 Steve Crevier – MotoSports Plus; 1st place for #111 Cody Matechuk – Privateers Harley-Davidson; 3rd place for #29 Darren James – Ruthless Racing Inc./Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada





For further information and race results, please refer to www.csbk.ca


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Nickerson to Miss the First Round of the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup

Due to an incident during pre-season testing last weekend, Hamilton-based Steven Nickerson will not be competing in this weekend’s Canadian Superbike Championship by Parts Canada - Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup class at Circuit ICAR.

Nickerson received minor injuries to his hand and elbow. Due to a minor concussion he received during the incident the up-and-coming racer was advised to refrain from racing this weekend to ensure his and his fellow racers’ safety.

“This isn’t how I had hoped to start my season and I will be ready for the second round at Shannonville Motorsports Park on the Canada Day long weekend.” said Nickerson. “I want to thank my family, sponsors, friends and fans for their support and understanding."

Support comes from Freedom Harley-Davidson of Ottawa, Inside Motorcycles magazine, TechSpec Gripster Tank Grips, Medical Information Carrier System (MICS), Elka Suspension, Motovan, Zox Helmets, Motion Pro, MotoConcepts, Taylor Steel, Ultimate Cycle, Bullivant and Associates, Performance Under Gear, Impact Racing Components, Bozack Clothing, The Attic Pizza Parlor and Sports Bar.

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Cayuga Dragway Action with Round One of the Eastern Series Drag Racing

The opening round of the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored V-Rod Destroyer Series got off to a promising start for the May 21 test runs. Saturday’s weather was perfect with sunny skies and fresh, clean air to blow the winter cobwebs from the V-Rod Destroyer motorcycles. In the first run of the day, the long anticipated showdown between father and son set the mood for the rest of the day. Dan Thomson, son of current champion, Pete Thomson, took his first trip down Toronto Motorsports Park drag strip aboard his new V-Rod Destroyer motorcycle, facing off against his father. To no one’s surprise, the younger Thomson lived up to all of the expectations, running a ¼ mile at 9.833 and a top speed of 137.50. Just ahead of him was the elder Thomson, setting the bar at 9.558 and a top speed of 143.17. Up-and-coming rider, Mitch McCallum, riding for MotoSport Plus of Kingston, Ontario, then had to contend with Jeff Pitre, who travelled all the way from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to take part in the Eastern Series opener. McCallum bested Pitre mid-race and pulled out a solid ¼ mile at 9.606, while Pitre settled for a 10.846. Next up was Paul Guerrieri, who red-lighted with enthusiasm, giving the win to newcomer Ray Philp.

On Saturday’s next round, Rocky’s Harley-Davidson-sponsored Pete Thomson opted out of running to help Dan get in another pass. First up, however, was Pido Production Ltd., and Harleys Hardrock Saloon sponsored-Pitre against Ottawa’s Mitch McCallum. McCallum eked out a narrow margin of victory at 9.508 against Pitre’s 9.551. Thunder Road Harley-Davidson racer, Guerrieri, then challenged young Dan Thomson at the line where Thomson showed his grit and consistency, pulling the ¼ mile at 9.941 and a top speed of 143.58. Philp then made a lone run edging close to breaking into the nines with a creditable 10.192.

After a long wait and in what may have turned out to be the first qualifier, the V-Rod Destroyer teams fiddled with set-ups while long delays at the track let the weather conspire against them as things started to cool rapidly. The next set of match-ups saw Thomson vs. Thomson. Dan showed his youth with a better reaction time, but when the white light flashed at the finish line it was in the opposite lane as Pete shot through the ¼ mile with an impressive 9.428 and a top speed of 140.27. Dan was right on his back, his front wheel crossing the line at 9.559. Jeff Pitre then battled Ray Philp, finishing ahead of the rookie who again flirted with breaking into the nines. Guerrieri continued to improve, this time chasing McCallum to the line with a 10.095, just behind McCallum’s 9.490 and a top speed of 140.14 in what would be his best-timed run of the weekend (because of a tree malfunction).

As conditions continued to deteriorate and with a cold mist in the air, the riders lined up for what would become their last runs of the weekend. Once again, Philp faced off against Pitre, and with both bikes desperately looking for traction, it was Pitre at the line with a 10.133 and a top speed of 139.79 against Philp’s ¼ mile at 12.053 and a top speed of 125.89. McCallum and Guerrieri faced off again, this time with both riders getting off to great starts and crossing the line in tandem in what could probably have been a personal best for both. Unfortunately, the problematic tree flickered and timing failed to register a run for either rider. Again, the Thomsons faced off for Saturday evening’s final run, and once again, the younger Thomson had a brilliant reaction time at 0.002, but crossed the line at 10.274, battling a sliding rear all the way. Undaunted, Pete Thomson hung on for an impressive ¼ mile at 9.455 and a top speed of 138.86.

Sunday morning woke up to slate grey skies and constant rain. The V-Rod Destroyer teams, although enthusiastic, were forced to pack up and head home when the remainder of the events were cancelled.

The next stop for the V-Rod Destroyer motorcycles will be on June 18 and 19 at Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario.


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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Supports Drag Racing in 2011

As in past decades, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada renews its commitment to support Canadian drag racing in 2011 through the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (CMDRA).

The CMDRA boasts fourteen classes of racing, five of which are sponsored by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada (exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes apparel): the Screamin’ Eagle Stock XL (883) Series, the Screamin’ Eagle V‑Rod Destroyer Series (East & West); the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster Series; the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Fuel Series, and the Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel Series. The CMDRA is fully sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and was originally formed by a group of West Coast motorcycle drag racers back in the early 90s. It has grown to over 500 members and hosts several “motorcycle only” drag race events across the country.

Clint Rabb, Executive Director of the CMDRA comments: “We are very pleased to see the increasing popularity of high performance motorcycle sports such as drag racing, where even the inexperienced can enjoy the adrenalin rush within a safe and controlled environment. The 2011 CMDRA season is already panning out to be a very busy one, with a great mix of highly acclaimed veterans, as well as some passionate [beginners] who are eager to prove themselves. Given the variety of classes that racers can compete in, and catering to a very wide range of budgets, we have made drag racing very accessible in Canada. With racing enthusiasts, racers, supportive friends and family involved, we expect a strong turn-out at our CMDRA events this season.”

CMDRA 2011 National Series

June 11-12
Castrol Raceway
Edmonton, Alberta

June 18-19
Grand Bend Motorplex
Grand Bend, Ontario

July 2-3
North Central Motorsports Park
Prince George, British Columbia

July 16-17
Sturgis North Nitro Nationals-Eagle Motorplex
Ashcroft, British Columbia

August 6-7
MHDRA Dragway
Medicine Hat, Alberta

August 20-21
Mission Raceway Park
Mission, British Columbia

September 10-11
Castrol Raceway
Edmonton, Alberta

CMDRA 2011 Eastern Divisional Series

*May 21-22
Toronto Motorsports Park
Cayuga, Ontario

June 18-19
Grand Bend Motorplex
Grand Bend, Ontario

July 16-17
Grand Bend Motorplex
Grand Bend, Ontario

July 31-August 1
Napierville Raceway
Napierville, Quebec

*August
Toronto Motorsports Park
Cayuga, Ontario

September 10-11
Castrol Raceway
Edmonton, Alberta

*Tentative

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Deely Harley-Davidson Canada puts on an interactive display in Port Dover on Friday the 13th

Cloudless Skies Forecasted for Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada at PD13

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will once again welcome tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to Port Dover for the PD13 event on May 13. The event will feature an interactive display consisting of new model motorcycles, a presentation of the newest General Merchandise and Parts & Accessories, as well as JumpStart – an innovative motorcycle simulator that allows anyone to personally experience the thrill of the throttle that only comes with riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Visitors will also be able to try on Hybrid and Sun Shield helmets for fit, comfort and style, and they will also learn more about the cutting edge technology behind the new Rider Comfort System. Representative of a new, in-house customization program, the interactive H-D1 Fit Shop display will demonstrate how a Harley-Davidson Retailer can tailor a bike to match a rider’s size, stature and riding style.

As part of a Customer appreciation initiative, Harley Owners Group members will be able to pick up an exclusive commemorative Port Dover pin while supplies last. H.O.G. Canada will also facilitate on-site membership renewals and new member registrations.

The Harley-Davidson booth will be situated at 19 Harbor Street in Port Dover and will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, May 13. Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is looking forward to giving you a warm welcome.



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Deely Harley-Davidson prepares for a big launch of the XR1200 series

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud to announce a full commitment to running the highly anticipated Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series in Canada in 2011. With the potential of veterans such as Steve Crevier participating in the series, the XR1200 Cup Series promises to become a captivating and entertaining show of passion, performance and artistry in racing. 

After the recent announcement of the launch of www.csbk.ca, hosted by the newly appointed management company of the Canadian Superbike Championship, Frontline CSBK Inc., Darren James, owner and racer #29 for Ruthless Racing Inc. commented, “To see this XR1200 Series kick off in Canada in 2011 is a dream coming true. I have wanted nothing more than to make sure we start with a full grid, so it’s amazing to see the level of enthusiasm of riders wanting to participate in this new Harley[-Davidson] Racing series. Who knows, we may have to actually hold qualifiers for the XR1200 Series this time next year! The feedback we have received so far is great. Guys love the fact that they can easily alternate U.S. AMA race dates with our Canadian racing events. I am very grateful for the support that Vance & Hines and Elka Suspension are giving the series. It’s going to be a ton of fun out there!”

Together with the established Floridian Racer #123, Dave Estok, Darren James, Manager of Ruthless Racing Inc., will be competing in two classes this year – the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series and the Pro Sport Bike Class. The two-rider team will be racing on Harley-Davidson and Buell motorcycles, respectively, prepared by Ruthless Racing Inc.

Having won the 1996 Harley-Davidson 883 World Championship and in the same year the Buell Lightning Championship, Dave Estok brings a wealth of experience, which will prove to be consequential in the upcoming racing season. Dave also has three ASRA Thunder Bike Championships under his belt (2003, 2005 and 2007) and has been participating in the Canadian Superbike Series for the last five years. Most recently, Dave put forth a strong fourth place finish in the Pro Sport Bike Series in 2010.

On the other hand, Darren James has two Canadian National Thunder Bike Championships (2005 and 2006) and a CCS National Thunder Bike Championship in Daytona (2003) under his belt. Teamed up with the renowned Jeremy McWilliams, Darren spent the 2010 season racing for Warr’s Harley-Davidson in the U.K. and participated in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy Series in the British Superbike Series. Darren finished fourth overall for the year, while teammate McWillams took the Championship.

Thomas Morin will be returning as Crew Chief of the Ruthless Racing Inc. team, sponsored by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. When asked about the difference in prepping the XR1200 motorcycles for racing verses the Buell motorcycles, Thomas noted, “The Harley-Davidson XR1200 [bikes] are spec bikes so it will really come down to the rider’s skills. Maintaining the motorcycle will be more important than ever! We are looking forward to getting some test days on our bikes soon and getting us and the bikes tuned up and ready to roll out for the first round.”

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is now ready to extend high profile, title sponsorship opportunities around the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series in Canada to interested companies.

For further information on sponsorship opportunities or on participating in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series, please contact Darren James, Manager, Racing Programs, by phone at 604‑273‑5421 or by e-mail at darrenjames@deeley.com.


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Harley teams up with Burger Joint

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes apparel, is pleased to announce a new promotional partnership with A&W Food Services of Canada, one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in Canada. The co-promotion will be running from March 19 to May 29, 2011.

This co-promotion consists of three fully integrated components. First, an online contest will be hosted on www.aw.ca featuring a 2011 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle as a grand prize as well as a trip for two to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event taking place in Vernon, British Columbia from July 21 to July 24, 2011.

Second, Customers will be receiving poster vouchers at approximately 600 A and W restaurants across Canada and can redeem these for one of five double-sided free limited edition posters at a local H-D Retail Store.
Third and finally, Customers will also be able to experience the Harley-Davidson Brand through organized rides, displays and simulators at select A and W-hosted “Cruisin’ the Dub’” two-wheel events.

“We are excited about this promotional partnership with Harley [Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada]”, comments A&W Director of Marketing, David Waterfall. “In 2010 we held over 4,000 ‘Cruisin’ the Dub’ events at A and W restaurants across Canada. As we look to the 2011 Cruisin’ season, we are particularly excited about being able to connect with the amazing Harley community in Canada so that there are more and more motorcycle and Harley-themed Cruisin’ events this summer.”

Beyond the more obvious synergies between the demographics of the Harley-Davidson and A&W Brands, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and A and W both share a similar vision in creating a successful network of destinations that offer Customers an emotional experience. Besides recognizing the importance of relationship building as a fundamental factor of business practice, both organizations are also strong advocates of corporate citizenship and community involvement, and acknowledge their Brand roots in heritage and tradition.

For general information, please refer to www.harleycanada.com. For information regarding the online contest and A and W events, please refer to www.aw.ca.

NOTE: Blogger doesn't seem to like the symbol for "and' in A and W so I had to go with 'and' rather than the symbol. Sorry about that!


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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada supports Canadian Alpine Ski Racing

Regardless of what season of the year it is, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada always has a racing project on the go.

As part of the 2011 racing initiatives, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is once again supporting Canadian Alpine Ski Racing, particularly the men’s “Canadian Cowboys” team. In addition to a head-gear sponsorship for Manuel Osborne-Paradis, the 2011 Alpine Ski Racing project will host an online auction in conjunction with S‑Media, featuring a custom painted Harley-Davidson VRSCV-Rod Muscle motorcycle, designed by Extreme Measures and featuring the stylized and iconic logo of the Canadian Cowboys. Following its first appearance at the Rockstar Ski Cross Grand Prix (part of the FIS Freestyle World Cup) hosted at Blue Mountain, Ontario, on February 11, 2011, this unique Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod Muscle motorcycle, which embodies performance, will be showcased at various private and public clubs in Collingwood, Ontario, for the duration of the auction, from March 2 to April 1, 2011.

In addition to the displays at the ski clubs, this online auction will be promoted via S-Media’s website (www.snowsportculture.com) and its weekly e-newsletters, as well as on Ski Television, which airs on Rogers Sportsnet. All monies raised through the online auction on www.snowsportsculture.com will directly support the Canadian Cowboys team.


Darren James, Racing Manager for Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and motorcycle racer #29, has been making use of the Canadian winter months to fine tune details of the long-awaited new Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup Series. A professional motorcycle racer and avid skier, James sees a strong affinity between the two disciplines and states: “The similarities between competing in alpine skiing events and motorcycle racing are many. But mainly the state of mind, the determination, discipline and physical preparation it takes to compete in both of these sports at a professional level is what they have in common.”

As spring finally approaches, further motorcycle racing programs supported by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada such as drag racing and dirt track racing will spring back to life.


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Newest parts from Harley Davidson

Okay, that's 33 registered trade-mark symbols and around 15 TM symbols. in the latest Press Release from Harley... that must be some kind of a record.  

Everybody knows Harley Davidson is trademarked, we get it... ease up on the symbols!

Rant over - in terms of Harley news they've got got some new parts but the Press Release is massive so we're just going to tell you what they are. If you're interested - give your local dealer a call and they'll hook you up. 

New Three-Pocket Fairing Pouch (part number 58900-11), Black LED Headlamps, Detachable Leather Saddlebags for Harley-Davidson Blackline Models (part number 90200353) and Premium Tour-Pak Rack Bag (part number 93300006) from Harley-Davidson Motor Company

For the most part it's pretty standard albeit very useful stuff but the Black LED headlamps are a bit of a standout in this press release. They look pretty cool so we thought we'd include a picture of those for you.

The headlamp features two horizontal D-shaped lenses that focus light into a pool in front of the motorcycle, and separate high beam and low beam projector lenses that provide a focused beam of light in front.

The 4-inch Black LED Auxiliary Lamps (part number 68000008) feature three D-shaped lenses that focus the light and provide a matching appearance to the LED headlamps. These lamps replace the original equipment lamps in all models with 4-inch round auxiliary forward lighting. Installation may require separate purchase of Adapter Harness, part number 68355-05.

The Black LED lamps are DOT approved for use in Canada and are available to fit many Touring, Trike, Dyna, Softail, Sportster and VRSC models. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for more details






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New Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Motorcycle for 2011.


CONCORD, Ontario (February 2, 2011) – A wide front end and chunky 16-inch tire give the new Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom motorcycle a proud stance that is strong and contemporary. Introduced as a mid-year addition to the 2011 Harley-Davidson model line-up, the 1200 Custom motorcycle also features new wheels, a pull-back handlebar, and a reshaped LED tail lamp.

These elements combine to give the 1200 Custom motorcycle an exciting new look, which are only a starting point for this Sportster model. The 1200 Custom motorcycle will also debut H-D1 Factory Customization – a new opportunity that allows the Customer to choose from seven option categories to optimize fit, function, and style. By selecting from available Factory-installed wheels, handlebars, seats, paint, foot control position, security system, and engine finish, the Customer can create a 1200 Custom that is a truly personalized motorcycle. Factory customization is the latest element of Harley-Davidson customization, which also includes Genuine Motor Parts and Genuine Motor Accessories catalogues, Fit Shop and Bike Builder on www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder, Genuine Motor Accessories Custom Seat and Custom Paint programs, Chrome Consultant and Fit Shop advisors at Harley-Davidson Retail locations, and much more.

A Sportster Model with Phattitude

The 1200 Custom motorcycle offers a new look, but is a Sportster motorcycle to the core, offering a compelling combination of bold styling, nimble handling and the irresistible beat of American V-Twin performance.

Key features of the 2011 1200 Custom motorcycle include:

- Air-cooled Evolution 1,200 cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 79 ft. lbs. peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
- Powertrain is finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers.
- NEW chrome, five-Spoke cast aluminium wheels front and rear. Front and rear wheels are 16 x 3.0 inches.
- NEW Michelin Scorcher 31 tires; 130/90B 16 front and 150/80B16 M/C 77H rear.
- NEW wider fork spacing and polished triple clamps.
- Pull-back handlebar mounted on a curved riser that incorporates an LED warning light display.
- NEW reshaped classic Sportster “eyebrow” over the headlamp.
- NEW tail light is smaller and has a new shape with a bright, maintenance free LED module.
- NEW front suspension rates are re-tuned to match the new tire/wheel combination. 39 mm front fork with 30 degrees of rake.
- Polished forward foot controls.
- Coil-over pre-load adjustable rear shocks.
- Two-up seat is standard. Laden seat height is 26.6 inches.
- The 4.5-gallon fuel tank offers long riding range. 

Introducing H-D1 Factory Customization 

H-D1 Factory Customization is the newest element of Harley-Davidson customization that allows Customers to build the 1200 Custom motorcycle from a selection of options, which are then installed as the motorcycle is assembled by Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Kansas City. H-D1 Factory Customization enables personalized fit, function, and style. By selecting different wheels, seats, handlebars, paint, and engine finishes, the Customer can dramatically alter the look of the motorcycle. Different combinations of foot control location, seat and handlebars can be selected to adjust the fit of the motorcycle to a rider’s stature. With H-D1 Factory Customization the Customer will have the opportunity to order a 1200 Custom motorcycle in more than 2,600 combinations.

The H-D1 Factory Customization tool will be available online at:

www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder. The Customer can view the bike they are creating as different options are selected. The Customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson Retailer to review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the Retailer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as six to eight weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer. Delivery timing may vary depending on demand, and will be communicated to Customers at the time of the order. H-D1 Factory Customization will be available only through Harley-Davidson Retailers in the United States and Canada.

The 1200 Custom motorcycle has a suggested Retail price in Canada of $11,389, and comes equipped with chrome five-spoke cast aluminium wheels, pull-back handlebars, forward polished foot controls, a two-up seat, a black engine with chrome covers, and Vivid Black paint. Factory-installed options can be swapped out in any combination to this base configuration of the 1200 Custom motorcycle, using these seven different categories:

Wheels: Black five-spoke cast aluminium with machined highlights, chrome laced or black laced.
Handlebars: Drag bars or mini-ape bars
Foot Controls: Mid-mount polished
Seat: Solo
Paint/Graphics: Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Cool Blue Pearl, Chrome Yellow, Merlot Sunglo, Sedona Orange, Black Denim (solid colours); Scarlet Red/Vivid Black, Merlot Sunglo/Vivid Black, Sedona Orange/Vivid Black, Birch White/Sedona Orange, Chrome Yellow/Vivid Black (two-tone colours); Cool Blue Pearl with Scalloped graphics, White Hot Pearl with Hot Pink Flame graphics (custom graphics).
Engine: Black powder coat with black covers.
Security: Add Harley-Davidson Smart Security System.








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New season of events dedicated to introducing women to motorcycles begins Spring 2011

The much-anticipated spring season is just around the corner and with that, 60 Harley-Davidson Retailers across Canada are busy preparing to welcome new guests to their Garage Party events.

Now considered an institution for most Harley-Davidson Retailers in Canada, Garage Party events allow women who do not yet have their licence, but are intrigued by motorcycling, to come together and learn about motorcycling and ask questions in a non-intimidating and fun environment.

Some of the activities offered at Garage Party events include seminars on how to obtain your motorcycle licence, differences in motorcycle models, customization opportunities, and motorcycling as an incredible social activity. Many Harley-Davidson Retailers will also offer demonstrations on how to do a bike lift and the most effective ways to pack for a motorcycle trip.

Additionally, guests will be able to experience the latest Harley-Davidson fashions specifically tailored for women, including the newly released items from the popular Canadian Harley-Davidson Pink Label Collection, with a portion of the sales proceeds from this label being donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.

The Pink Label Collection offerings and Garage Party events in Canada are part of a broader Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada initiative with a focus on empowering women.

As part of the national Garage Party event promotion, visitors to www.garageparty.ca may enter for a chance to win a $1,000 women’s gearing up package, including everything a woman needs to start an exhilarating motorcycling journey. For more information on upcoming Garage Party event dates, please contact an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer near you or visit www.garageparty.ca.

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Deely Harley-Davidson Canada expands the Pink label collection in support of Rethink Breast Cancer

Canadian Harley-Davidson Enthusiasts Embrace a “Purchase with a Purpose”

CONCORD, Ontario (January 25, 2011) – True to the spirit of the Harley-Davidson motorcycling culture, Harley-Davidson® enthusiasts have demonstrated strong support to Rethink Breast Cancer’s cause through the purchase of Pink Label Collection garments which the Harley-Davidson® Brand introduced in Canada in January 2010.

Since the launch of its partnership with Rethink in March 2009, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has been able to contribute over $53,000 to the charity to aid in the continued operation and expansion of their vital education, research, and supportive care programs across Canada.

There are approximately 5,000 women under the age of 50 diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada every year. Spread across our vast country, they often feel isolated and struggle to find support that is relevant to them. Thanks to the generous contribution of a number of companies, Rethink will be able to continue to fill support gaps for young women in Canada.

“We are delighted with our partnership with Deeley Harley-Davidson [Canada], a company passionate about the cause and committed to empowering Canadian women through awareness and education about the disease,” says MJ DeCoteau, Executive Director of Rethink Breast Cancer. “The dollars raised have made a tremendous impact on our organization and have helped Rethink get closer to its goal of reaching every newly diagnosed young woman in the country and making all young women (and men) aware of the risk factors of the disease”.

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson products in Canada, is proud to announce that it will be growing its partnership with Rethink Breast Cancer and continuing to help the charity achieve its mission by offering an even more extensive clothing line consisting of 25 items. A portion of the sales proceeds from each item will go towards Rethink.

Six trendy new items have been added to the Pink Label Collection to include a stylish rhinestone-refined Pink Label Embellished Hoodie (part number 99195-11VW), a Pink Label Embellished Hooded Pullover (part number 99196-11VW), a revamped Pink Label Activewear Hoodie (part number 99197-11VW), a new Pink Label Headwrap (part number 99426-11VW), a practical Pink Label Travel Mug (part number 99401-11V), as well as a symbolic, yet essential, Pink Label Water Bottle (part number 99402-11V).

Tagged with the motto “Purchase with a Purpose”, the Canadian Pink Label Collection features a tasteful touch of pink on stylish MotorClothes silhouettes and also makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved ones. The collection will be available in-Store at authorized participating Harley-Davidson Retail Stores as of February.

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud of its alliance with Rethink Breast Cancer, an organisation that is dedicated to providing innovative education, research, and support programs and shares a common desire to empower women. This partnership fits perfectly with the broader Harley-Davidson Garage Party event initiative in Canada, one with women as its focal point. Many of the 60+ Retailers across Canada hosting Garage Party events in the month of March will be showcasing the brand-new Pink Label Collection. These events assist women in starting the incredibly rewarding experience of cruising the open roads and living the dream. For further information on the nearest Garage Party event, go to www.garageparty.ca.

To find out more about the Pink Label Collection in Canada, or to purchase items from the collection, visit your local Harley-Davidson Retail Store, or visit www.harleycanada.com.

About Rethink Breast Cancer

Launched in 2001, Rethink is the first-ever Canadian breast cancer charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd, to foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters, to infuse sass and style into the cause, and, most importantly, to respond to the unique needs of the young women going through it. To find out more about Rethink Breast Cancer, visit www.rethinkbreastcancer.com.


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NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON BLACKLINE MOTORCYCLE

Concord, Ontario (January 21, 2011) – Lean as wire, hard as iron, and dark as a tar road at midnight, the new Blackline motorcycle is a Harley-Davidson Softail model pared to the bone. A rebellious creation of the Dark Custom movement, the Blackline model celebrates three fundamental elements of motorcycling: mechanical beauty, internal combustion, and the long black line of the road ahead. 

The Blackline motorcycle balances allegiance with rebellion, discarding previous conventions of colour and chrome for a Dark Custom look that is honest, functional, and attainable. Visual elements of the original bobber movement are combined with the raw, hand-hewn style embraced by today’s young builders. The Blackline motorcycle, available in Canada at a MSRP of $17,149, throws new fuel on a fire that burns across generations: an unquenchable desire to ride.

Lean and Tight

Stripped to the legal limit, the Blackline motorcycle keeps decorative trim and lighting sparse. The rear fender is bobbed high and tight over a slim, 144-mm tire that emphasizes an authentic hard-tail profile. The compact headlight and speedometer are tucked low into the wide, FX front end, and there is just enough shine to make the black parts look blacker. Black-rimmed laced wheels complete a look that is tough, tempered, and undeniably typical of the Harley-Davidson Brand.

The styling spotlight shines on a Big Twin engine dressed in black and silver, and on a fuel tank shaved smooth and low. Aboard the Blackline bike, the rider hugs the frame on the lowest two-up seat ever offered by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and reaches high for new Split Drag handlebars that are bolted right to the top triple-clamp.

The Softail chassis uses rear suspension control provided by coil-over shock absorbers mounted horizontally along the frame rails below the powertrain, where they are kept out of sight. So while the swingarm section replicates the lines of a vintage hard-tail frame, the Blackline motorcycle delivers suspension performance and handling that are thoroughly modern. The internally counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B engine is rigid-mounted within the frame, creating a solid connection between rider and power that moves the motorcycle to enhance the emotional riding experience.

Key features of the 2011 Blackline motorcycle include:

- NEW Powertrain styling.
- The powertrain is finished with a gloss black powder coating on the rocker box covers, the crankcase, the outer primary cover, and the transmission side cover. The cylinders have a silver powder coating with machined highlights. The derby cover and timing covers are chromed.
- Rigid-mounted, counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 89 ft. lbs., peak torque at 3,250 rpm.
- Six-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
- NEW Round air cleaner cover in brilliant chrome.
- NEW Black Denim powder-coated frame and swingarm.
- NEW Profile laced aluminum wheels with black anodized rims. Front wheel is 21 x 2.15 inches; rear wheel is 16 x 3 inches. Dunlop D402 tires are MH90-21 front and MU85B16 rear.
- NEW FX front end with black powder-coated triple clamps and black painted fork lowers.
- NEW Split Drag internally wired handlebars mount directly to the top triple clamp.
- NEW Asymmetric five-gallon Softail fuel tank is clean on the left side, with a low-profile fuel fill on the right. Die-cast Blackline trim panel flowing down the centre of the tank is just high enough to cover the fuel pump hardware.
- NEW Analogue speedometer on a triple-clamp mount that also holds indicator lights. LCD screen on the speedometer includes low-fuel warning and “kilometres to empty” display function.
- The Canadian configuration features a new bobbed rear fender with centre mounted LED tail light and licence plate illuminator, along with a new composite licence plate holder mounted on the lower edge of the fender.
- NEW Raw forged rear fender supports are finished in Black Denim powder coating.
- NEW One-piece, two-up seat and passenger pillion. Laden rider seat height is 24 inches, the lowest two-up seat offered by Harley-Davidson. The gap between the nose of the seat and the fuel tank exposes the top of the frame.
- NEW 5.75-inch diameter headlamp in a glossy black shell.
- Polished forward foot controls.
- Over/under chrome shotgun exhaust.
-  Optional security package with anti-lock braking system and Smart Security System.

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New model from Harley Davidson on the way

We just got word from the folks at Harley Davidson that on Jan 21st they're going to be officially introducing a brand new model into the Harley-Davidson family! 


Darren James, (racer #29) will be doing the honours of unveiling it at just after 10:00am on Jan. 21st at the Vancouver MMIC Show at the Tradex Centre in Abbottsford, BC.


More information should arrive on Friday of this week.  So stay tuned!

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Fly and Ride Program will now be delivered through Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals at Retail locations

Concord, Ontario (January 18, 2011) – The highly rated Fly & Ride Program will now be delivered through Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals at Retail locations ranging from Anchorage, Alaska, to Johannesburg, South Africa. For 2011, the Harley Owners Group Fly & Ride Motorcycle Rental Program will grow nearly ten times bigger with rental locations for Fly & Ride increasing from 37 to more than 300 locations around the world. This expansion gives H.O.G. members worldwide another way to hit the road for their future adventures. H.O.G. members will enjoy a premium experience when they rent through the program.

Participating authorized Canadian Retailers include:

Trev Deeley Motorcycles – Vancouver, British Columbia
Calgary Harley-Davidson – Calgary, Alberta
Kane’s Harley-Davidson Calgary – Calgary, Alberta
Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson – Red Deer County, Alberta
Harley-Davidson of Toronto– Toronto, Ontario
Rocky’s Harley-Davidson – London, Ontario
MotoSport Plus – Kingston, Ontario
The Shop Harley-Davidson – Sudbury, Ontario
Harley-Davidson of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario
Freedom Harley-Davidson – Nepean, Ontario
Eldridge’s – Saint John, New Brunswick

In addition to an increase in rental locations, the Harley-Davidson Authorized Rental experience for H.O.G. members includes:

  • Exclusive H.O.G./Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals keepsake (available in Canada for Spring 2011)
  • Choice of a wider selection of motorcycles, including the Tri-Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle at select locations
  • 24/7 online reservation capability at most locations (in Canada reservation capability directly through the participating Retailers)
  • H.O.G. Member Services assistance
  • Free use of Harley-Davidson helmet & rain gear
  • Free short-term luggage storage
  • Minimum age in Canada is 25, and 21 at many other locations outside of Canada
  • Same-day and one-day reservations now available 

“We’ve taken an extremely popular H.O.G. benefit and made it even better”, said Steve Piehl, Director of Customer Experience at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “What motorcyclist hasn’t dreamed of riding in far away parts of North America or even other countries? H.O.G. members have access to new-model, low-mileage Harleys at great locations around the world. And, most locations offer 24/7 booking and information through our website.”

H.O.G. members can access more information through the exclusive members’ website (members.hog.com) and can find participating worldwide Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals locations at hdrentals.com


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New Core Series Paint Program Offers Individual Designs for Harley Davidson's

The new Core Series Paint Program from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories offers Harley owners the opportunity to create their own paint using select designs, colours, and finishes. Painted by professional artists and pinstripers to strict original equipment standards, the Core Series offers 58 possible combinations utilizing five designs, six custom colours and the choice of gloss or denim finish.
A Customer begins the Core Series process by selecting one of five designs: Two-Tone, Grind, Flames, Graphics or Touring Flames. All designs start with a black base, and are detailed with Vivid Black, Shiny Side Up Silver, Real Fine Red, Push the Boundaries Pink, Agave Blue or Iconic Orange accents. Each design is available in Denim or Gloss finish.

The Core Series is available as a complete set, including Factory-fresh sheet metal, for many 2010 and 2011 Harley-Davidson Touring, Sportster, Dyna and Softail models. Core Series colour sets are covered by a two-year Factory warranty when installed within 60 days of the purchase of a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Core Series paint is available year-round and in unlimited quantities. Standard lead time is 45 days. 

See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for details.


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Canadian Motorcycle Racing World gets a new class for 2011

Winds of change have hit the Canadian motorcycle racing world. Two brand new classes, namely the Amateur Superbike class and the much anticipated Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup, will have their debut in the upcoming 2011 racing season, which marks the 32nd anniversary of the National Superbike series.

After a very well-received season opener in 2010 at the Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec, next year’s schedule re-proposes a kick-off to the five-round 2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship in Mirabel with a double-header wrap-up of the season at the popular Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario from August 19 to 21. For the first time in eight years, the newly repaved Autodrome Saint-Eustache in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, will also host some spectacular racing in 2011.

Headlined by the Pro Superbike division, the national series will be comprised of six classes: Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Sport Bike, CBR125R Challenge and the brand new Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup spec class and Amateur Superbike class.

Backed by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup is based on a similar series already running in the United States and Britain. The series uses identical, near stock versions of the sport twin engine motorcycles to ensure a high level of competition without the necessity of major upgrades over the course of a season.
True to its racing heritage, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada returns for the 2011 series with the experienced racer #29, Darren James, heading up a team consisting of his Floridian racing partner, #123 racer, Dave Estok and the ever-committed technician, Thomas Morin, who accompanied James on all of his British racing efforts in 2010.
Competing in the inaugural Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Trophy race series at the 2010 British Superbike Championship alongside the former MotoGP star, Jeremy McWilliams (who dominated the series with his first place on the podium), Darren James was hyped yet humbled by an exhilarating fourth place overall finish and the incredible experience gained alongside a racer of the calibre of McWilliams. The passion of the followership and the versatility of the Harley-Davidson XR 1200 bike has motivated the former Canadian Thunder Champion, Darren James, to do everything possible to bring this exciting new class back to Canada.

When asked to comment, Darren James enthuses, “I’ve been riding twins all my life, but never have I been as excited as I am about starting this new class in Canada. I think this a great opportunity for our Retailers across Canada to get involved in racing and to showcase the high performance of the XR 1200 [motorcycle], the street version of which is known as the XR 1200 [motorcycle]. I truly look forward to working with individual racers across the country to see this class grow.” Darren James’ new #29 XR 1200 motorcycle will be on display at the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) Canadian Motorcycle shows across the country and information for racers wanting to participate in the new Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup will be available on site.

Sponsors include: Ruthless Racing Inc.; Dragon Eyewear; Ogio; Flexi-Glass; RMR Suspensions and Twist Conditioning.

2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship Schedule 

Round One: May 27-29, Circuit ICAR – Mirabel, Quebec
Round Two: July 1-3, Shannonville Motorsport Park – Shannonville, Ontario
Round Three: July 8-10, Autodrome Saint-Eustache – Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Round Four: August 5-7, Atlantic Motorsport Park – Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
Round Five: August 19-21, Mosport International Raceway – Bowmanville, Ontario
Round Six: August 19-21, Mosport International Raceway – Bowmanville, Ontario

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Ride for Dad - Harley Davidson winner presentation

The Motorcycle Ride For Dad celebrated its10th anniversary by holding a cross-Canada tour this August in support of the fight against prostate cancer and the Military Families Fund. The tour was about raising awareness for these two serious causes, but it wouldn’t have been a motorcycle event without a little fun. To make this happen, Deeley Harley-Davidson

Canada donated a 2010 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle to be awarded to one lucky participant of the tour. West Kelowna’s own, Maurice (Moe) Cardinal’s name was drawn from thousands to receive this one of a kind bike that will be presented at a press event being held on this Saturday at Kamloops Harley-Davidson®.

Custom painted by Roger Pouw of Extreme Measures Kustom Paint, the bike featuring the Motorcycle Ride For Dad “Ribbon of Steel” logo, promoting prostate cancer awareness, and is emblazed with flames. It’s sure to turn a few heads as the 76 year old Mr. Cardinal rides down the streets of Kamloops. Moe, who raised over $800 for the two causes, is no stranger to motorcycles. This retired RCMP officer has been riding for fifty-six years and spent five of those years riding a police issued Harley- Davidson® motorcycle. He also is committed to the fight against prostate cancer and serves on the executive committee of the Kelowna Chapter of the Motorcycle Ride For Dad.

WHO: Motorcycle Ride For Dad and Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada
WHEN: Saturday, December 4, 2010
Time: 12:30pm-1:00pm
WHERE Kamloops Harley-Davidson
1465 Iron Mask Road
Kamloops, BC

About the Motorcycle Ride For Dad

The Motorcycle Ride For Dad is Canada's largest annual motorcycle event dedicated to fighting prostate cancer through research and awareness. From its humble beginnings, the Ride For Dad has grown to include 29 cities in every province in the country. Now in its 10th year, more than 100,000 men, women and children have been involved, raising more than $7 million to fight prostate cancer. www.MotorcycleRideForDad.org / www.RideForDadCanada.org


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Harley Davidson Pricing - effective Dec 1, 2010

Harley Davidson has some new Canadian pricing in effect; "In direct response to a stronger US  dollar, effective Dec 1st 2010 the MSRP prices for all  2010 and 2011 model-year Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be reduced by approximately 5% in Canada."



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Harley-Davidson display "Bigger, Bolder, Better" for the 2010/2011 MMIC Canadian Motorcycle Shows

Harley-Davidson will bring a new and exciting look, feel, and attitude to the 2010/2011 Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) Canadian Motorcycle Shows, with a new display area and a variety of activities designed to inspire the desire to ride.

From Sportster models, starting under $10,000 CAD, to luxurious and premium quality CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide models, the 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle display will have something to fulfil everyone’s dreams. Activities at the seven Canadian events with Harley-Davidson participation will also include displays of Genuine Motor Accessories and MotorClothes merchandise, as well as the Fit Shop interactive motorcycle for customization, racing displays, and the chance to win great prizes.

The MMIC Canadian Motorcycle Shows will be proudly presenting SHE RIDES NITE with discounted admission for the ladies. As a member of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC), Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will be offering bike lift demonstrations – a very useful technique to lift a motorcycle effortlessly.

MMIC Canadian Motorcycle Shows events with Harley-Davidson® participation run from mid-December 2010 through the end of February 2011 (see detailed schedule below).

Toronto: December 10 to 12, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, south building, Toronto, Ontario
Calgary: January 7 to 9, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton: January 14 to 16, Expo Centre – Northlands, Agricom, Edmonton, Alberta
Vancouver Area: January 20 to 23, Tradex Exhibition, Abbotsford, British Columbia
City of Québec: February 4 to 6, Centre de foires, City of Québec, Quebec
Moncton: February 11 to 13, Colisée de Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick
Montréal: February 25 to 27, Palais des congrès, Montréal, Quebec


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Three new models from Harley for 2011

Harley-Davidson introduces the new SuperLow, XR1200X, and Road Glide Ultra models as part of its expansive line of motorcycles for model year 2011. With 32 models, including urban brawlers, long-haul touring machines, contemporary customs drenched in chrome, dark retro-style bobbers, exhilarating sport roadsters, and inviting standards, Harley-Davidson® offers a motorcycle to fulfill the desires of almost any street rider. Each bike rolls to the soundtrack of the road, a syncopated V-Twin cadence that is the pulse of every Harley-Davidson motorcycle.


Highlights of the 2011 Harley-Davidson line include:

 - The new SuperLow model combines revised front-end geometry, new wheels and tires, a reshaped seat, and handlebars to achieve well-balanced handling and comfort that will inspire confidence in new riders and exhilarate those with experience.

- The qualities of a frame-mounted fairing and luxury touring accommodations come together in the new Road Glide Ultra model. Powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine, this long-haul beauty comes equipped with a King Tour-Pak luggage carrier, vented fairing lowers, ABS (antilock braking system), the Harley- Davidson Smart Security System, cruise control, and a four-speaker, 80-watt Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System.

-  The new XR1200X motorcycle is Harley-Davidson Sportster performance honed to its finest edge, with adjustable front and rear suspension, floating front brake rotors, and the surging power of a high compression 1200cc Evolution V-Twin engine.

- Select Touring models gain power and technology with the new Harley-Davidson® PowerPak, which is a bundle that joins the Twin Cam 103 engine with ABS (anti-lock braking system) and the H-D Smart Security System. PowerPak is a standard feature on the 2011 Road King Classic, Electra Glide Ultra Limited, and Road Glide Ultra models, and will be available as a Factory-installed option on the 2011 Street Glide and Road Glide Custom models.

- 2011 Harley-Davidson Softail models, with the exception of the Cross Bones model, are now available with optional ABS. New hand controls add features, convenience, and a cleaner style to the bike.

- The 2011 VRSC power-cruisers are available with a new Security Package option, which bundles ABS with the H-D Smart Security System for greater value. Michelin Scorcher tires, new colours, and new graphics round out the changes to the Night Rod® Special and V-Rod Muscle models.

- The four 2011 Dyna models project pure attitude. Built with the rawest styling of all the Big Twin motorcycles, Dyna models are a customizer’s dream. Each is offered in new colours.

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) offers four premium, limited-production motorcycles for 2011.

- The new CVO Road Glide Ultra model features a Road Tech zūmo 660 GPS navigation system, an upgraded Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System with Boom! Bagger speakers and an 8 GB iPod nano and dock, as well as a two-up suspended touring seat with dual heat controls.

- The CVO Street Glide bike rolls on a new 19-inch Agitator front wheel, and new ventilated fairing lowers house two of the six speakers that are part of a 100-watt-per-channel audio system that incorporates an 8 GB iPod nano with dock.

- The CVO Softail Convertible motorcycle has a new audio system that integrates 3.5-inch speakers and a 20-watt-per-channel amplifier into a redesigned inner fairing. Music is delivered by an 8 GB iPod nano stored in a protective pouch. Also new is a 1.25-inch welded mini-ape handlebar, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control, keyless ignition, and ABS.

- The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide model has a new suspended, heated, two-up seat with leather inserts. Dual mufflers feature new chrome billet end caps with black spears, and new mirrors are finished in mirror chrome.

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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Continues to Support the Troops

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud to renew its efforts to support Canadian troops by extending several support programs. Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada continues to offer a $500 Canadian Parts & Accessories/GM credit to any regular or reserve forces members with the purchase of a new, previously untitled motorcycle, and gives members of the armed forces who ride an opportunity to ride longer under warranty when they return home (number of days they were deployed added to the balance of the remaining warranty period).,

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is pleased to maintain the Test Our Metal Program on military bases across Canada, allowing troops to enjoy test rides on the newest models of Harley-Davidson motorcycles on specific dates, which are outlined on www.harley-canada.com.

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is pleased and proud to introduce a new collection of MotorClothes® apparel in Canada that highlights the historic relationship between Harley-Davidson® and serving military personnel.

Featuring men’s military-inspired graphics on key silhouettes, the Military Collection consists of a total of 15 styles across sportswear, casual outerwear and accessories apparel. This line features nostalgic graphics and styling reminiscent of H-D support during the WWII era. Several of the graphics are taken directly from the Harley-Davidson archives.


“CANEX acknowledges, with gratitude, the altruism of H.O.G. members and Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. The support Deeley Harley-Davidson [Canada] has extended to the Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services [CFPFSS] through participation in such programs as Operation Santa Claus is a demonstration of their commitment to Canadian Forces Personnel serving abroad. [Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada]’s many initiatives, such as H-D Canadian Forces Test Our Metal Events, speak volumes to Deeley EXCLUSIVE HARLEY-DAVIDSON BUELL DISTRIBUTOR
Harley-Davidson Canada’s recognition and support of the Canadian Forces community”, says Ken Stilwell, CANEX Manager of Corporate Programs.

This limited Military Collection offering will be available as of October 2010 and will be complemented by the “Gift with Purchase Program” running from November 1 to December 24 in participating authorized Harley-Davidson Retail Stores across Canada. This program rewards every qualifying $300 purchase with a free Military Archive Collection: framed images valued at $75, featuring one-of-a-kind images straight from the Harley-Davidson Museum archives. These images are framed in a custom shadow box to showcase the features and uses of the 1942 WLA motorcycle during WWII.

The Military Collection is created with the WLA motorcycles of the 1940s in mind. These motorcycles were specifically produced for military use by the U.S. and its allies during WWII. During the war, Harley-Davidson Motor Company produced approximately 90,000 WL military models, in various configurations, for use on virtually every front. The olive drab painted WLA, which came to be known as “The Liberator”, featured special wartime equipment such as an ammunitions box, a machine-gun scabbard, and front and rear blackout lights to help soldiers avoid detection. It played an important role in WWII for military police, couriers, scouts, and communication specialists who learned to ride in unpredictable conditions, over difficult terrain. This limited-edition collection honours some of those key moments in the history of Canada, as well as that of Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

For further information on this limited collection, please refer to www.harley-canada.com.


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15th Canadian National H.O.G. Rally

Starting August 5th and running through to August 7th, 2010 the 15th Canadian National H.O.G. Rally brings Harley-Davidson enthusiasts together to share their love for the open road in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada, the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Canada, is proud to host the event to thank their most loyal and devoted Customers – the H.O.G. members. Their passion and support for the Harley-Davidson Brand makes the Brand what it is. With an expected attendance of over 1,500 participants, this event has all of the makings of becoming a memorable Rally.

Gina McNeil, Manager, Enthusiast Services, comments, “I am really excited about this year’s event. We are taking a grass-roots approach by creating a fun atmosphere where like-minded people can share their common passion in motorcycling. Although there are exclusive H.O.G. member-only events, such as seminars and ceremonies, there are plenty of activities where the public can participate as spectators. We welcome everyone in the Sherbrooke area to come out on Saturday morning to witness a parade of over 800 motorcycles. Thanks to everyone involved, including the local Retailer and Chapter, as well as the City of Sherbrooke itself for allowing us to host this event in such a biker-friendly setting. It will be a great event and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in Sherbrooke in August.”

Starting on August 5th, Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson will be the first place in Canada to test ride a brand new 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Demo rides are available to enjoy for free for anyone with a valid motorcycle licence. Bring your riding gear and make sure you do not miss this opportunity to ride the new Harley-Davidson models.

On August 6th, the Delta Sherbrooke Hotel will host a Show ‘N Shine competition. This event will feature the best customized motorcycles at the Rally and categories will include Antique, Three-Wheeled, and Pro Custom. The public will also have the opportunity to get involved by voting for the People’s Choice award. Motorcycles will start rolling in at 10 a.m. with the winner presentations at 1 p.m.

On August 7th as of 10 a.m., spectators can watch a fascinating scene at the University of Sherbrooke as over 800 motorcycles prepare for a formal parade through the streets of Sherbrooke. The parade departs at 10:30 a.m. with the best viewing locations along Rue King (between Boulevard Jacques-Cartier South and Boulevard Queen Victoria) and Rue Wellington North (between Rue Frontenac and Rue King). Spectators at the university will enjoy watching all of the bikes returning from the parade. The always crowd-pleasing field games begin near the university stadium at 12:30 p.m. Passers-by can cheer on the H.O.G. members as they compete in various challenges, such as the slow motorcycle race, hula hoop toss, and ball drop.

For all media enquiries regarding coverage for this event, please communicate with the designated media contact below. For general information, please refer to www.harleycanada.com.


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Ruthless Racing - places well in latest Parts Canada race

At the Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary on the weekend of June 26, Dave Estok scored two fourth-place finishes and acquired a substantial amount of points towards his goal of winning the Canadian National Championship in the Pro Sportbike class.

Riding the Ruthless Racing Inc./Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada-sponsored Buell 1125R bike, Estok quickly became comfortable on the bike and on the Friday morning test session was ranked fourth fastest. Unfortunately, by the end of qualifying, Estok had slipped a bit on the leaderboard and was to start the race in fifth position. “We had some problems that we worked through, and all was well, and then in the qualifying session I high-sided the ‘A’ bike and had to use the ‘B’ bike and then, I’m not sure what happened, but the fairing came off, so I had to park it, but my times were good enough to give me fifth.”

Meanwhile, in the K&N Filters Sport Twins class, Olivier Spilborghs qualified his Ruthless Racing Inc. Buell XB9R bike in third place after running second fastest through the morning practice.

In Saturday’s round two action, morning practice found Estok in third behind Jordan Szoke (Honda) and Cody Matechuck (Suzuki) in the Pro Sportbike class, and Spilborghs in fourth place in the K&N Filters Sport Twin class. Both Ruthless Racing Inc. riders finished fourth in their respective races. After the race, Estok commented, “I can’t say enough about Dave Oakley. I mean, with Thomas [Morin] being in England assisting Darren James in his racing, Dave worked his butt off. He had to make one bike out of two. Dave and Rod Matechuck really made the difference this weekend, so thanks to them.” Spilborghs completed four laps before retiring with undisclosed problems.

In round three on Sunday, Estok once more found the handling and power of the Buell bike to his liking. In the morning practice, he lowered his lap times to the one-minute-twenty-second bracket, recording a 01:20.142 to rank third. In the race he went faster again, notching a 01:19.514. In spite of his best efforts, the best he could achieve was a fourth-place finish once more. “Unless you win, you always want to do better,” Estok commented post race. “I’m happy with this weekend though. These were my two best finishes, and we still have four races to go. I’m really looking forward to Mosport and I hope to put the Ruthless Racing Inc. Buell [bike] on the box there.”

With a third-place run, Olivier Spilborghs scored his second podium appearance of the year (the first being his third position at Mirabel), but his inability to finish the race on Saturday has seriously eroded his championship chances. Olivier was not available for comment after the race.


Meanwhile, on the same weekend, Ruthless Racing Inc. racer Darren James competed in the British SuperBike Series at Mallory Park in the U.K. Assisted by Thomas Morin, Darren started his race aboard the Harley-Davidson XR 1200 in 9th position in a grid of 22 bikes and finally positioned himself 7th, achieving an 8th place in the current Championship standings.


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Season ending accident for Canadian dirt track sensation - Don Taylor

The dirt-track racing effort of Don Taylor came to a premature end when he crashed his JPR Suzuki bike in the AMA Pro Grand National Championship short-track race in Gas City, Indiana, on June 19. Taylor was thrown from his bike when he made contact with the rider in front of him well past the halfway mark in the race. He sustained a broken collar bone and right arm, and will be out of action for the rest of the season.
It was unbelievably tight racing,” the Canadian champ supported by Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada and Clare’s Harley-Davidson® of Niagara lamented from his hospital bed back home in Welland, Ontario. “The guy in front just slowed up a bit, and I just barely touched him and away I went. It’s really too bad. I mean, I really feel bad for Deeley and for Randy and all the staff at Clare’s. I’d already won the opening race at home [Taylor was in line for his seventh consecutive number one plate in Canada], and I really like that plate, but I guess I’ll have to stop at six and start counting over next year.”

Up to the point of the mishap, Taylor had enjoyed a progressively successful day at the high-speed, banked mid-western oval, narrowly missing a direct transfer to the final by one position, and then putting in a gritty performance to put his lightweight bike into the final by winning his semi-final. “Things kept getting better all evening,.” he confirmed. “The bike was awesome. I definitely had the horsepower to get the job done; man, what a bummer.” Don paused to collect his thoughts. “It could have been a lot worse, and I realize that, so I’m thankful and I know it’s not career-ending. I’ll be back.”

Out of the bad news of an aborted flat track racing season comes the good news that the greatest dirt-track racer this country has ever produced, Don Taylor, will be back.

Please join us in wishing Don a fast recovery and a speedy return to what he loves doing most: dirt-track racing.


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Second Eastern Round of CMDRA races on Father's Day - Allen Unstoppable?

GRAND BEND, Ontario (Thursday, June 24, 2010) – Grand Bend Motorplex

With an eerie calmness, Nick Allen goes about the business of maintaining a stranglehold on the National Harley-Davidson V-Rod Destroyer Series, to the frustration of his competitors, but also to the satisfaction of his supporters at Redline Harley-Davidson.

Once again, Allen proved to be unstoppable this past weekend at the Rocky’s Harley-Davidson Father’s Day drag racing event in Grand Bend, Ontario. In fact, the western contingent ran roughshod on the eastern boys’ playground, bullying their way to the final as Nick Allen faced off against Jeff Pitre, who made the long 5,000-km journey all the way from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Saturday’s qualifiers set the stage for what would become one of the closest and most competitive events to date, as five different riders finished the day within a half second of each other. Jeff Pitre of Midnight Sun Racing, sponsored by Pido Productions and Harley’s Hardrock Saloon, and riding their V-Rod bike, finished in the top spot with an ET of 9.541 and a top speed of 138.24, a record achievement despite the thick air and hot conditions that smothered the drag strip all day. Close behind, Allen ran a credible ET of 9.554 and top speed of 133.96. Eastern champ Dave Bispo, riding for Rocky’s Harley-Davidson, posted the best top speed of the day at 139.62, but his higher ET of 9.560 relegated the London, Ontario rider to third place for Sunday’s elimination rounds. Stubbornly in fourth place was former champion, Burlington’s Pete Thomson, riding for Rocky’s Harley-Davidson, posting a top speed of 138.31 and an ET of 9.578, just ahead of western rider Shawn Rude, riding for Heritage Harley-Davidson. Also in the mix were Chris Fox of Fox Racing, who duked it out with newcomers, Motorsport Plus of Kingston’s Mitch McCallum and Thunder Road Harley-Davidson-sponsored Paul Guerrieri.

Sunday started with perfect weather – sunny skies and clear air – but the western riders, having taken command of the qualifying rounds, impersonated a storm that appeared to be present throughout the weekend.

The opening set of eliminations saw Jeff Pitre make quick work of a startled Paul Guerrieri. Next up, Pete Thomson narrowly held off the speedy Shawn Rude to move himself into contention, while, with the day’s top speed of 139.79 mph, Dave Bispo removed Chris Fox from further contention. In a close battle, young upstart Mitch McCallum on the G-Mac Electric, MacDonald Construction Harley-Davidson V-Rod bike almost chased down Nick Allen, but the cagey veteran held him off for the win by a mere 0.034-second and 2.83-mph top speed.

The second round of eliminations saw familiar foes, Rocky’s Harley-Davidson-sponsored Dave Bispo go up against the reigning champ of Redline Harley-Davidson, Nick Allen. When the tree timed down, Bispo was off with Allen hot on his tail. The two adversaries settled the bet, with Allen getting his best time of the weekend and breaking the beam first with a top speed of 139.38 mph, while Bispo limped home with a disappointing top speed of 131.79, relegating the eastern champ to spectator status. Next up, Jeff Pitre finished strong in the closest run of the weekend, barely ahead of a hard-charging Pete Thomson, beating the Burlington, Ontario rider by a marginal ET of 0.49 and speed differential of only 0.006 mph. With the eastern contingent now out of competition, the final battle would become an all-western shootout with Canadian champion Nick Allen facing off against Jeff Pitre, who was determined to make the best of his opportunity. With the sun setting on the Grand Bend drag strip, the two riders lined up for one last run for all the marbles, while the eastern riders were lamenting the fact that these two kids were playing in their sandbox. When the light flashed green, the two riders looked tethered as they ran the one-quarter, and it was not until the white light flashed over Allen’s scoreboard that the winner could be decided. For his efforts, Pitre was rewarded with a strong runner-up finish, while Allen again proved his mettle in winning the event with a strong ET of 9.474 and a top speed of 137.78 proving once again that it is going to take a lot of work to de-throne the reigning Canadian champ.

The Rocky’s Harley-Davidson V-Rod Destroyer action will resume on July 10 to 11 in the western series at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, and in the east at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario.

For further information, please refer to www.cmdra.com.


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Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Announces Inductees for 2010

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada could not be more proud to announce that Don James, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is one of the eight individuals that will be inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame (CMHF) as part of the Class of 2010. This honourable recognition will be presented by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) at the 5th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet & Reunion, to be held on November 6, 2010, at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia.

“The combination of Don’s love for Canada, his true passion for the sport of motorcycling, and his unquestionable business acumen make him a central figure on the Canadian motorcycling scene – and an excellent candidate for the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame,” states Malcolm Hunter, President & Chief Operating Officer at Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation exists to preserve and protect Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was added to the Foundation operations in 2005, with the first inductions made in May of 2006 to include two other extraordinary members of the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada family – Trev Deeley and Ray Gref.

Please join us in sincerely congratulating Don for receiving this prestigious honour – a true testimonial to his relentless dedication to growing the sport of motorcycling and motorcycle racing in Canada.



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Lots of new accessories from Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson has a bunch of new accessories they want you to know about - they've got a teardrop chrome cover, paint sets and cleaner, detachable racks, and new custom seat options.


NEW TEARDROP CHROME COVER FOR HEAVY BREATHER AIR CLEANER

The new Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Filter Cover – Teardrop (part number 28740-10) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories is manufactured from forged aluminum, precision CNC-machined and polished, and finished in mirror chrome.

The easy-to-install, two-piece cover comes with a water-repellent rain sock and fits over Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Air Cleaner filter elements (except Compact Version, part number 28716-10). It does not fit with decorative filter end caps. Screamin’ Eagle filters are designed specifically for high-performance motors, so you can rely on their 95% efficiency rating.

NEW LIMITED PAINT SETS FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON TRIKE MODELS

Two new limited paint designs from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor AccessoriesTM offer the opportunity to add a bold, custom finish to 2009-later Street Glide® Trike and Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic models. Limited in quantity to 75 sets total, these show-quality paint sets are hand numbered to provide the ultimate in exclusivity.

Intended for Trike models with original Red Sunglo paint, the Altercation Paint Set (part number 95774-
10DFK) features silver and rich orange bevels over a Red Sunglo background. For Trike models with Vivid Black original paint, the Confrontation Paint Set (part number 95774-10DFJ) lays silver and rich red bevels over a Vivid Black base.

NEW AIR WING DETACHABLE RACK FOR HARLEY TOURING MODELS

The new Air Wing Detachable Two-Up Luggage Rack (part number 54283-09) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories features low-profile, aerodynamic styling. The die-cast wing and lightweight steel tubing incorporate high-quality welded joints, and the rack is hand-polished and chrome-plated. The engraved Harley-Davidson script adds a signature finish. Designed to work with or without Detachable Passenger Backrests, this rack can be installed or removed from the docking hardware in seconds. The kit includes all necessary mounting hardware, but requires the separate purchase of a Four-Point Docking Hardware Kit. Fits 2009-later Road King, FLHX Street Glide, Electra Glide, Road Glide, Road Glide Custom, CVOTM Street Glide, and CVOTM Road Glide models.

NEW OPTIONS FOR THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON CUSTOM SEAT PROGRAM
Additional Inlay Colours and Patterns; 1,300 Possible Combinations Now Offered

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON DENIM PAINT CLEANER
Formulated to Clean and Protect Matte Paint Finishes

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Harley Davidson XR 1200XR - Performance goodies

The XR 1200X model represents Harley-Davidson Sportster performance, honed to its finest edge. Introduced in 2010 for international markets only, the XR 1200X bike will be available through Harley-Davidson Retailers in Canada as a 2011 model. Equipped with fully adjustable Showa front and rear suspension components, the 2011 XR 1200X motorcycle can be dialled in to match rider weight, riding style, and road conditions. The XR 1200X model combines this premium suspension with enhanced front brakes and the responsive punch of a high-compression, a 1,200 cc Evolution V-Twin engine, all in a dynamic, street-performance motorcycle.

With a tank and tail section designed to evoke the legendary Harley-Davidson XR 750 bike – the king of the gritty American flat-track scene – the XR 1200X model puts its mechanical character on display. Wide flat-track bars and rear-set foot pegs position an assertive rider for active control. The XR 1200X bike has a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, revised tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe. The XR 1200X motorcycle will be offered in two colours: Black Denim and White Hot Denim. 

Key XR 1200X Features 

A Showa big piston front fork (BPF) eliminates many of the internal components used in a cartridge-type fork, resulting in a lighter overall fork weight. The large diameter of the BPF internal piston allows a reduction in damping pressure for outstanding feedback and smooth action. Rebound and compression damping may be fine-tuned with adjuster screws located on top of the fork bolts. The spring pre-load is adjusted with a M5 hex screw on the axle holders.

Showa rear shocks feature 36 mm pistons with piggy-back nitrogen-charged reservoirs. The compression damping may be adjusted with a knob on top of the reservoir. Rebound is adjusted with a thumb wheel on the lower clevis. The rear spring pre-load is also adjustable.

- The Nissin dual front brakes feature 292 mm, full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers.
- The isolation-mounted Evolution 1,200 cc V-Twin engine with a black, powder-coated finish features a downdraft Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), high-performance camshafts, precision oil-cooled cylinder heads, and a large capacity oil cooler. The compression ratio is 10:1. The engine is rated at 74 ft-lb peak torque at 4,000 RPM (per SAE J1349).
- An upswept, high-volume, 2-1-2 straight-shot exhaust system with satin black finish offers extra cornering clearance.
- The chassis features a tubular mild steel frame designed for high performance. The rigid, cast-aluminum swingarm is engineered to enhance handling.
- The Dunlop Qualifier D209 tires were designed specifically for the XR 1200XTM motorcycle.
- The three-spoke, lightweight, cast-aluminum wheels (18-inch front/17-inch rear) are finished in gloss black with an orange pinstripe on the rim.
- A wide, black, dirt-track handlebar for enhanced steering leverage and comfort.
- Rear-set foot pegs for additional cornering clearance.
- A compact instrument display with a white-faced analogue tachometer, a digital speedometer, a dual trip meter, and a clock.
- A 3.5-gallon fuel tank with aircraft-style aluminum alloy fuel filler.
- A 29.2-inch laden seat height with standard passenger pillion and foot pegs.
- Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System.

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Newest parts and accessories from Harley Davidson.

New Screamin' Eagle lighted pickup tool kit


Claw and Magnetic-Tip Tools Assisted by Bright LED Light Perfect for working in tight spots, the new Screamin’ Eagl® Lighted Pick-Up Tool Kit (P/N 94148-10) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories features both claw and magnetic pickup tools mated to bright and durable LED illuminated tips for working in low-light areas.

The lighted claw tool features a flexible 22-inch-long reaching arm that is tipped with an expanding four-finger gripping claw that is easy to operate with just one hand. The tip-mounted LED lamp automatically switches on when the plunger is pressed to open the jaw. The claw can retrieve objects weighing up to five pounds. The magnetic flashlight features a flexible telescopic arm that extends to 20 inches and is tipped with a powerful magnet that can retrieve objects weighing up to three pounds. To help find objects in low-light areas, the flexible tool is attached to a powerful LED flashlight that illuminates the magnetic tip. The tool and light can be manipulated with one hand.

New digital oil pressure gauge - Blue Display Shines Through Mirrored Glass Gauge Face

Monitor a vital engine sign with the new Digital Oil Pressure Gauge (P/N 75138-09) from Harley Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. This accurate gauge mounts with a bracket to the rear-cylinder rocker box cover, and reads oil pressure in PSI or BAR.

Its brilliant blue digital display appears through a mirror-coated glass when the ignition is on. The read-out is invisible when the ignition is off. The brightness of the display adjusts automatically to improve its visibility in bright sunlight, and dims at night to avoid distraction.

The kit includes a die-cast, chrome-plated mounting bracket with gauge, a pressure sensor, and a wiring harness. The Digital Oil Pressure Gauge fits 1999-later Dyna, 2000-later Softail, 1999-later Road King, and 1999-2003 Electra Glide Standard models. It does not fit with some accessories.

New Electra Glo footboard inserts - Bathe a Parked Motorcycle in Brilliant, Colourful LED Light

Display a bike in dazzling colour with the new Electra GloTM Rider Footboard Inserts (P/N 50745-10, red) and Electra Glo Passenger Footboard Inserts (P/N 51287-10, red) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. 

The moulded rubber insert appears charcoal black in normal operation, with a mirrored chrome surround and Bar & Shield logo as finishing touches. But when the bike is parked and the ignition is turned to the accessory setting, the surface explodes with 36 brilliant LED lamps, washing the surface in light and reflecting off of the chrome engine and exhaust trim. Available LED colour options are red, blue, purple, or amber, which match with the corresponding Electra Glo Light Pods. The inserts fit 1986-later Harley-Davidson Touring models with “D-shaped” footboards, and are easy to install with wiring that plugs into the Factory harness.


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Harley-Davidson presents - The Ultimate Guys Getaway Contest

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has launched a new, interactive promotion that will allow thousands of UFC fans to test their metal in a very fun and creative web-based “Ring Girl Round-Up” game.


To enter, contestants will have to visit www.livingultimate.com to enjoy the “virtual” experience of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, while competing to pick up as many “ring girls” as possible.
The contest winner will have the incredible opportunity to share the luck with three best friends and experience prime seating at the UFC 115 event in Vancouver. Transportation, accommodation at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel as well as a CAD$1,000.00 shopping spree for riding gear at a participating authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailer for the winner, are part of the deal, as is the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a meet-and-greet with the prominent fighters.

Topped off with a free beginners motorcycle rider training course, this promotion is every guy’s dream. All that’s left is to play the game on www.livingultimate.com.



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A few new parts in the Harley catalog

Deeley Harley Davidson Canada has a few new parts available that they think people will be interested in. There's a windshield, "Edge Cut" Collection products, Contrast Chrome Roulette Wheels, and Solo Spring Saddle.

NEW WIND SPLITTER TOURING WINDSHIELD FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Effective Contoured Shape Enhances Air Flow Around Rider

The new Wind Splitter Windshield (part number 57164-10, from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories is shaped for the perfect combination of effective air flow management and distinctive styling. This 7-inch tall windshield is higher in the centre than traditional low-profile wind deflectors, and is shaped to move the air over and around the rider. Its sweeping design complements the fairing and the inner dash panel, while the smoked finish looks great against any paint colour. A centre-mounted Bar & Shield medallion adds a distinctive finishing touch. The Wind Splitter fits 1996 and later Electra Glide, Street Glide and Trike models. It does not fit with the zumo 550 GPS Navigator, or with windshield bags or pouches. A similar Wind Splitter Windshield (part number 57116-10) is also available for 1998 and later Road Glide models.

NEW EDGE CUT COLLECTION FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
A Black-anodized Finish Machined to Expose Raw Aluminum

The new Edge Cut Collection Billet Style Heel/Toe Shift Lever (part number 34045-10) is one element of the new Edge Cut Collection of accessories from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. These slotted shift levers are forged from 6061-T6 aluminum and then black-anodized and machined to reveal aluminum within the slots. The kit includes a front and rear lever, and chrome hardware, and fits 1986 and later FL Softail and 1988 and later Touring models.

The Edge Cut Shift Levers complement the machined stems of the Edge Cut Mirrors (part number 92441-10) and slotted Edge Cut Hand Control Lever Kit (part number 55798-10). The Edge Cut Collection also includes hand grips, foot and shifter pegs, brake pedal pads, footboard inserts, and a billet-style shifter and rear brake lever, to fit many Dyna, Softail, VRSC, Sportster and Touring models. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for fitment details.

NEW CONTRAST CHROME ROULETTE WHEELS FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
The Dazzle of Brilliant Chrome Against Durable Gloss Black Powdercoat

The new Roulette Custom Wheel – Contrast Chrome (part number 55065-10, 17-inch front, part number 55064-10, 16-inch rear) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories features eleven slim spokes highlighted in brilliant chrome that blend with the gloss black rim. The spoke shape stands proud on the rim’s edge, mimicking the pockets on a roulette wheel. The surface catches and reflects light, just as the raised ridges deflect the spinning roulette ball. These wheels have undergone hundreds of hours of real-world testing to meet the highest standards of performance and durability. The wheel fits 2009 and later Touring models (except Trike) and requires separate purchase of model-specific Wheel Installation Kits. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for fitment details.

DYNA BOBBER WITH NEW KIT FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Solo Spring Saddle for Classic Style

Owners of most 2006 and later Harley-Davidson Dyna models can achieve the Hot Bobber look with the installation of the new Solo Spring Saddle – Black Leather (part number 54373-10), a 10.5-inch wide solo seat with the minimalistic “just enough to ride” look. The torsion-style springs are designed for the optimal balance between spring suspension and support. The smooth metal seat pan and the simple frame cover leave a clean, finished appearance. The seat can be removed and replaced with a Touring seat for two-up riding. 

Installation requires separate purchase of a Spring Seat Mounting Hardware Kit (part number 54075-10).

This kit does not fit all Dyna models. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for complete fitment details.



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New Virtual Riding TV video has been posted

Our friend Jeff (Founder/Executive Producer) over at Virtual Riding TV has posted a new high definition video of a sunset motorcycle ride on the Sea to Sky Highway between Porteau Cove and Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada.

For those unacquainted with this area, Highway 99 is one of the most scenic roads in BC, especially from Vancouver to Whistler.  Portions of this stretch of road were redone for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and now the Sea to Sky corridor is a motorcyclist's dream filled with spectacular scenery. Don't take our word for it though. Check out the video below.

The video is appearing in several spots on the web, including YouTube, Daily Motion, and the tourism British Columbia website.  You can check out this new video below but make sure you visit the VRIDETV website to see all their great (and free!) video's.


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Ruthless Racing Inc. is setting the foundation for racing seasons to come

Motorcycle racing has always been part of the pedigree of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. This year more than ever, while other manufacturers see themselves having to turn their backs on racing due to the recent recession, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is committed to looking ahead and continues to be a key player in its contribution in keeping this fascinating sport in the country.

Ruthless Racing Inc. sponsored by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, will present a mix of Buell  motorcycles on Canadian tracks in the 2010 season and is excited about the debut of the highly acclaimed Harley-Davidson XR 1200R motorcycle within the Canadian Sports Twins class.

The talent pool on the Ruthless Racing Inc. team will consist of team owner and no. 29 racer, Darren James, who most recently established himself as the West Coast Champion for 2009 in both the 600 and Thunder classes, the Floridian no. 123 racer, Dave Estok, racer and no. 77, Olivier “Ov” Spilborghs, to round off the team on his 2OO7 Air Cooled XB12R in the CST class. The trio will be gracefully orchestrated through Caroline James as the Team Manager. Sponsors including: Ruthless Racing Inc; Dragon Eyewear; Ogio; Flexi-Glass; RMR Suspensions; Twist Conditioning; Moto-International will be supporting the Ruthless Racing Inc. team in their endeavors to dominate the podium in 2010.

Ruthless Racing Inc. will participate in all of the races outlined below. The team will be running 2009 Buell 1125R bikes in the Pro Superbike and Yoshimura Pro Sport Bike categories, as well as running a 2OO7 Air Cooled XB12R and making a debut with the Harley-Davidson XR 1200R bike in the Canadian Sports Twins Pro/Am Classes.

For those of you who will not be lucky enough to attend any of the races in person, the series
will once again be televised on TSN.

2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship Schedule

Round One
May 28-30
Circuit ICAR
Mirabel, Quebec

Round Two
June 24-27
Race City Motorsport Park
Calgary, Alberta

Round Three
June 24-27
Race City Motorsport Park
Calgary, Alberta

Round Four
July 8-11
Mosport International Raceway
Bowmanville, Ontario


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Bombardier made an offer on Buell - Harley declined

According to Motojournalist Alan Cathcart - Canadian manufacturer BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) had made two offers to take the Buell line from Harley-Davidson. Both of them were declined by Harley.

The liquid cooled v-twin that is used in 1125cc based Buell bikes is make by Rotax - a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bombardier group and BRP was interested preserving the existence of an important customer... ie: Buell.

It's said that BRP initially made an offer to acquire the engine, manufacturing rights, and production tooling.  When that was reportedly rejected it's said that BRP made an offer on the Buell brand itself.

How interesting indeed!  Erik Buell has reportedly signed a 15 month non-compete clause so watch out for the day that ends.  Still - the 1125cc based Rotax engine will be off limits as it's still owned by Harley.

BRP would have perhaps been able to use the 1125cc engine in their Spyder bike which now use a 990 cc Rotax engine.  Maybe they would have been able to build a successful business out of the Buell brand too?

See more at DealerWorld.com (Page 50-51).

Story via CMG

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Harley-Davidson Revs Up with a Chic, Women-Only Garage Party Event for Rethink Breast Cancer

CONCORD, Ontario (March 9, 2010) ─ Women who want to support a great cause and rock their glam will gather at the second annual Precious Metal Gala to raise funds for Rethink Breast Cancer. 


Combining entertainment with an innovative and interactive way to learn about motorcycling, the Canadian Harley-Davidson hosted event will take place at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District on Tuesday, May 11, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.


The Precious Metal Gala marks the closing of a series of successful Garage Party events hosted by over 60 authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailers across Canada, designed to provide women with the confidence to get into the sport of motorcycling. Recent numbers show that 13.4 per cent of Harley-Davidson sales have been to women, supporting the idea that they are as adventurous and adrenaline-seeking as their male counterparts.


The ultimate “girls’ night out” will see an all-female guest list walk the pink carpet, including CEOs, tastemakers, and talent. Karen Davidson, the fashion icon and great-granddaughter of the Company’s co-founder William A. Davidson, will be in attendance at the event. Billie Holiday, morning host at Virgin Radio, will emcee the event and welcome ladies as they enter the stylishly themed venue.


This decadent Biker Chic-themed party will include hair and makeup stations to prepare babes for an action- style biker photo shoot on a new 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a chance to browse the Precious Closet featuring the new Harley-Davidson Pink Label collection, the opportunity to learn about how to get your motorcycle licence, and the very popular motorcycle lift, where women learn the technique of effortlessly picking up a bike from the ground. All of this, plus a silent auction, tasty hors d’œuvres, and drinks, will help in achieving the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada goal of raising $15,000 for Rethink Breast Cancer. 


“Our inspiration for this campaign is to show women they can do anything they set their minds to. Riding a Harley motorcycle is an exhilarating activity that makes women feel strong, confident, and excited,” said Don James, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. 


“Through the Precious Metal Gala, we are supporting our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends who are fighting breast cancer, as well as introducing women to motorcycling – it’s the perfect combination, as each involves people with great strength and spirit.” 


“At Rethink, we always work to disseminate information about breast cancer in interesting and compelling ways. Partnering with Harley-Davidson in Canada was a perfect fit for us and allows us to reach and inform a group of curious and adventurous women,” said M.J. DeCoteau, Executive Director of Rethink Breast Cancer.

Women across Canada can now enter to win two VIP tickets to the Precious Metal Gala, a biker-style makeover including a shopping spree at a Harley-Davidson Retail Store, a one-on-one image consultation including full hair and makeup from Your Shop Girl, and a complementary beginner’s rider training course. For more details, go to www.garageparty.ca.

Tickets to the Precious Metal Gala will be available for purchase by the public for $75 beginning Monday, March 15, at www.garageparty.ca.


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A new season of women-only Harley-Davidson Garage Party events kicks off across Canada

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Inaugurates Ladies Taking Their First Steps of an Incredible Journey with Motorcycles at Garage Party Events


Starting in March, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is promoting a series of Garage Party events across Canada. These events will offer the perfect platform for women throughout Canada who do not have their licence yet, to start out on an incredible journey together; that of experiencing the art of motorcycling.


At Garage Party events, over 60 authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailers will be offering aspiring female riders the opportunity to learn more about how to get a motorcycle licence, to experience the latest Harley-Davidson fashions specifically tailored for women, and to try out motorcycles in a fun and interactive way.

Not only can Garage Party event guests meet other like-minded women on this empowering journey, but a national contest (www.garageparty.ca) also allows entrants to win prizes, including a breath-taking biker-style make-over with a one-on-one image consultation offered by Your Shop Girl, a shopping spree at a Harley-Davidson® Retail Store, a complimentary beginner’s rider training course, as well as VIP access for two to Precious Metal 2010, the most decadent and exclusive Garage Party event of the year, held in Toronto and hosted by Billie from Virgin 99.9. Tickets to this event will be available for purchase by the public for $75 beginning Monday, March 15, at www.garageparty.ca.

This event will be in support of Rethink Breast Cancer as part of a broader initiative with women as its focal point, complemented by the recently launched Canadian Harley-Davidson Pink Label Collection.

Tagged with the motto “Purchase with a Purpose”, the Canadian Pink Label Collection is comprised of 12 of the most popular women’s Harley-Davidson MotorClothes silhouettes – each featuring a tasteful touch of pink – including jackets, pants, eyewear, gloves, helmets, and shirts, which participating Retailers will have on display.

For further information on how you, too, can start out on an incredible journey at your nearest Garage Party event, please refer to www.garageparty.ca.

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US daredevil sets Harely Davidson jump record

Freestyle motocrosser Seth Enslow attempted to make history and break the existing record of 157 feet for a successful long distance jump aboard a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The world record was first benchmarked by Evel Knievel in 1975 and recently set by Bubba Blackwell in 1999.
 
Enslow attempted the jump aboard a modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycle in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, March 1 at 3:30 pm CST. The jump was broadcast live from Australia across the globe via http://www.harleyworldrecordjump.com, and after the event the video will be available on the Harley-Davidson YouTube channel.

“To many, Evel Knievel was the original extreme athlete – long before there were extreme sports,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “This latest generation of riders still revere Knievel – even as they attempt to smash his records.”

Drawing inspiration from the Harley-Davidson XR-750 racing motorcycle that Knievel helped make legendary, the new Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycle is helping ignite a spirit of rebellion in a new generation and is giving them the opportunity to push Harley riding to its limits once again.
 
“A new generation of counterculture riders are embracing Harley-Davidson motorcycles, just like the
generation before them,” said Richer. “The XR1200 and our new Dark Custom motorcycles, like the nearly sold out Iron 883 [bike] launched a year ago and the new Forty-Eight [bike] introduced last month, have given them an authentic way to express themselves. In fact, we now sell more bikes to this generation of young riders than to the young adult generation before them.”
 
Richer added, “It’s cool to see it happening out in the streets. Even cooler to see one flying more than 150 feet
 
Viewers can see Enslow’s jump on http://www.youtube.com/harleydavidson.
 

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Harley Davidson - Canadian Demo dates for 2010

Harley Davidson Canada has announced the 2010 factory supported demo schedule. They've got two trucks that are going to traveling across Canada in 2010.

So if you want to test ride a Harley Davidson, or two, or three, you should take note of the following dates, times, and locations. Of course, they've got some rules and regulations - bring all your gear. Dates are subject to change so bet to call your local dealer to double check.

DATENAME OF EVENTLOCATION
April 9-10, 2010

Demo Rides: Steve Drane Harley-Davidson®Victoria, BC, CD

April 10, 2010
Demo Rides: Poole’s CycleHamilton, ON, CD
April 11, 2010
Demo Rides: Clare’s Harley-Davidson® of NiagaraNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON, CD
April 11, 2010
Demo Rides: Trev Deeley MotorcyclesVancouver, BC, CD
April 16, 2010
Demo Rides: Barnes Harley-Davidson® Port CoquitlamPort Coquitlam, BC, CD
April 17, 2010
Demo Rides: Barnes Harley-Davidson® Buell™Langley, BC, CD
April 17, 2010
Demo Rides: Jacox Harley-Davidson®Mississauga, ON, CD
April 18, 2010
Demo Rides: Davies Harley-Davidson®Richmond Hill, ON, CD
April 18, 2010
Demo Rides: Mountainview Harley-Davidson®Chilliwack, BC, CD
April 20, 2010
Demo Rides: Kamloops Harley-Davidson®Kamloops, BC, CD
April 24, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of the KootenaysTrail, BC, CD
April 24, 2010
Demo Rides: Thunder Road Harley-Davidson®Windsor, ON, CD
April 25, 2010
Demo Rides: Duke’s Harley-Davidson®Blenheim, ON, CD
April 25, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of the KootenaysCranbrook, BC, CD
May 1, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of Medicine HatDunmore, AB, CD
May 1, 2010
Demo Rides: Rocky’s Harley-Davidson®London,ON, CD
May 2, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of Medicine HatSwift Current, SK, CD
May 2, 2010
Demo Rides: Kitchener Harley-Davidson®Kitchener, ON, CD
May 7-8, 2010
Demo Rides: Lethbridge Harley-Davidson®Lethbridge, AB, CD
May 9, 2010
Demo Rides: Fox Harley-Davidson®/Buell™Owen Sound, ON, CD
May 10, 2010
Fox Harley-Davidson/Buell (Women’s Ride)Owen Sound, ON, CD
May 14, 2010
Demo Rides: Calgary Harley-Davidson®Calgary, AB, CD
May 15, 2010
Demo Rides: Mackie Harley-Davidson®Oshawa, ON, CD
May 16, 2010
Calgary Harley-Davidson® (11-5 Women’s Day)Calgary, AB, CD
May 16, 2010
Demo Rides: Barrie Harley-Davidson®Barrie, ON, CD
May 17, 2010
Calgary Harley-Davidson® (11-5 MIL/CPS/EMS Day)Calgary, AB, CD
May 22, 2010
Demo Rides: Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson®Red Deer, AB, CD
May 22, 2010
Demo Rides: Longley Harley-Davidson® of PeterborouPeterborough, ON, CD
May 27, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of EdmontonEdmonton, AB, CD
May 29, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® de L’OutaouaisGatineau, QC, CD
May 29, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® Grande PrairieGrande Prairie, AB, CD
May 30, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of OttawaOttawa, ON, CD
May 30, 2010
Demo Rides: Heritage Harley-Davidson®Edmonton, AB, CD
June 5, 2010
Demo Rides: Goulet MotosportsHawkesbury, ON, CD
June 5, 2010
Demo Rides: Redline Harley-Davidson®Saskatoon, SK, CD
June 6, 2010
Demo Rides: Prairie Motorcycle Ltd.Regina, SK, CD
June 6, 2010
Demo Rides: Shawinigan Harley-Davidson®Shawinigan, QC, CD
June 7, 2010
Prairie Motorcycle Ltd. (Women’s Ride)Regina, SK, CD
June 11, 2010
Demo Rides: Atelier de Mécanique PrémontQuébec, QC, CD
June 12, 2010
Demo Rides: Carrier Harley-Davidson®Acton Vale, QC, CD
June 12, 2010
Demo Rides: Lone Star Harley-Davidson®Winnipeg, MB, CD
June 13, 2010
Demo Rides: Vision Harley-Davidson® – LaurentidesSaint-Sauveur, QC, CD
June 16, 2010
Demo Rides: Thunder Bay Harley-Davidson®Thunder Bay, ON, CD
June 19, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® Laval/Laval Buell™Laval, QC, CD
June 19, 2010
Demo Rides: The Shop Harley-Davidson®Sudbury, ON, CD
June 20, 2010
Demo Rides: Motosports G.P.Victoriaville, QC, CD
June 20, 2010
Demo Rides: Pete’s Sales and ServicePembroke, ON, CD
June 25-26, 2010
Demo Rides: Ride for Sight (Mosport Park)Bowmanville, ON, CD
June 27, 2010
Demo Rides: MotoSport PlusKingston, ON, CD
July 1-3, 2010
Demo Rides: Bikers’ ReunionNew Liskeard, ON, CD
July 3, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® RimouskiRimouski, QC, CD
July 4, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® Côte-NordBaie-Comeau, QC, CD
July 9, 2010
Demo Rides: Toys for Big BoysMoncton, NB, CD
July 10, 2010
Demo Rides: J.H. StewartMiramichi, NB, CD
July 10, 2010
Demo Rides: R.P.M. Moto PlusJonquière, QC, CD
July 11, 2010
Demo Rides: Eldridge’sFredericton, NB, CD
July 11, 2010
Demo Rides: R.P.M. Moto PlusSt-Félicien, QC, CD
July 15, 2010
Demo Rides: Privateers Harley-Davidson®Halifax, NS, CD
July 17, 2010
Demo Rides: Red Rock Harley-Davidson®Cornwall, PE, CD
August 5, 2010
Demo Rides: Clare’s H-D® / Buell™ of NiagaraNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON, CD
August 5-7, 2010
Demo Rides: National H.O.G.® RallySherbrooke, QC, CD
August 7, 2010
Demo Rides: Longley H-D® of PeterboroughPeterborough, ON, CD
August 8, 2010
Demo Rides: Bécancour Harley-Davidson®Bécancour, QC, CD
August 8, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of OttawaOttawa, ON, CD
August 9, 2010
Demo Rides: Prémont Beauce Harley-Davidson® (Shop)Notre-Dame-des-Pins, QC, CD
August 10, 2010
Demo Rides: Pete’s Sales and ServicePembroke, ON, CD
August 11, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® de L’OutaouaisGatineau, QC, CD
August 12, 2010
Demo Rides: Fox Harley-Davidson® / Buell™Owen Sound, ON, CD
August 13, 2010
Demo Rides: Goulet MotosportsHawkesbury, ON, CD
August 14, 2010
Demo Rides: Barrie Harley-Davidson®Barrie, ON, CD
August 14, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® MontréalMontréal, QC, CD
August 15, 2010
Demo Rides: Centre de MotosBrossard, QC, CD
August 15, 2010
Demo Rides: The Shop Harley-Davidson®Sudbury, ON, CD
August 16, 2010
Demo Rides: Vision Harley-Davidson®Repentigny, QC, CD
August 20, 2010
Demo Rides: Lone Star Harley-Davidson®Winnipeg, MB, CD
August 21, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® WinnipegWinnipeg, MB, CD
August 21-22, 2010
Demo Rides: Mile 1 Harley-Davidson®Mount Pearl, NL, CD
August 22, 2010
Demo Rides: Gaslight Harley-Davidson®Morden, MB, CD
August 25, 2010
Demo Rides: Ramsay’s Cycle and SportSydney, NS, CD
August 27-28, 2010
Demo Rides: Red Rock Harley-Davidson®Cornwall, PEI, CD
August 28, 2010
Demo Rides: Redline Harley-Davidson®Saskatoon, SK, CD
August 29, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of YorktonYorkton, SK, CD
August 30, 2010
Demo Rides: Toys for Big BoysMoncton, NB, CD
August 31, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of Medicine HatDunmore, AB, CD
September 1, 2010
Demo Rides: Privateers Harley-Davidson®Halifax, NS, CD
September 2, 2010
Demo Rides: Calgary Harley-Davidson®Calgary, AB, CD
September 3, 2010
Demo Rides: Lethbridge Harley-Davidson®Lethbridge, AB, CD
September 3-5, 2010
Demo Rides: Wharf Rat RallyDigby, NS, CD
September 4, 2010
Demo Rides: H-D® / Buell™ of the KootenaysCranbrook, BC, CD
September 7, 2010
Demo Rides: Eldrige’sSaint John, NB, CD
September 9, 2010
Demo Rides: J.H. StewartMiramichi, NB, CD
September 10, 2010
Demo Rides: Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson®Red Deer, AB, CD
September 11, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® RimouskiRimouski, QC, CD
September 11, 2010
Demo Rides: Kane’s Harley-Davidson® CalgaryCalgary, AB, CD
September 12, 2010
Demo Rides: Calgary Harley-Davidson®Calgary, AB, CD
September 12, 2010
Demo Rides: R.P.M. Moto PlusJonquière, QC, CD
September 14, 2010
Demo Rides: Atelier de Mécanique PrémontQuébec, QC, CD
September 17, 2010
Demo Rides: Sport BoutinValleyfield,QC, CD
September 18, 2010
Demo Rides: Carrier Harley-Davidson®Acton Vale, QC, CD
September 18, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of EdmontonEdmonton, AB, CD
September 19, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® Laval/Laval Buell™Laval, QC, CD
September 19, 2010
Demo Rides: Heritage Harley-Davidson®Edmonton, AB, CD
September 23, 2010
Demo Rides: H-D® / Buell™ Grande PrairieGrande Prairie, AB, CD
September 23, 2010
Demo Rides: MotoSport PlusKingston, ON, CD
September 24, 2010
Demo Rides: Mackie Harley-Davidson®Oshawa, ON, CD
September 25, 2010
Demo Rides: H-D® / Buell™ of Prince GeorgePrince George, BC, CD
September 25, 2010
Demo Rides: Jacox Harley-Davidson®Mississauga, ON, CD
September 26, 2010
Demo Rides: Davies Harley-Davidson®Richmond Hill, ON, CD
September 26, 2010
Demo Rides: Harley-Davidson® of SmithersTerrace, BC, CD
September 30, 2010
Demo Rides: Motorsport Custom AccessoriesSarnia, ON, CD
October 1, 2010
Demo Rides: Kitchener Harley-Davidson®Kitchener, ON, CD
October 2, 2010
Demo Rides: Kamloops Harley-Davidson®Kamloops, BC, CD
October 2, 2010
Demo Rides: Rocky’s Harley-Davidson®London, ON, CD
October 3, 2010
Demo Rides: Kane’s Harley-Davidson®Kelowna, BC, CD
October 3, 2010
Demo Rides: Thunder Road Harley-Davidson®Windsor, ON, CD
October 9, 2010
Demo Rides: H-D® / Buell™ of TorontoToronto, ON, CD
October 9, 2010
Demo Rides: Trev Deeley MotorcyclesVancouver, BC, CD
October 15, 2010
Demo Rides: Barnes Harley-Davidson® Port CoquitlamPort Coquitlam, BC, CD
October 16, 2010
Demo Rides: Duke’s Harley-Davidson®Blenheim, ON, CD
October 16, 2010
Demo Rides: Mountainview H-D® / Buell™Chilliwack, BC, CD
October 17, 2010
Demo Rides: Barnes Harley-Davidson® / Buell™Langley, BC, CD



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Quebec City Motorcycle and ATV Show starts this Friday

The 2010 Quebec City Motorcycle & ATV show kicks off this Friday at the Centre de Foires de Québec. The exhibitor list is extensive! All the big names are going to be there, so you'd be crazy to miss this show if you can get there.