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Tucker Powersports to Distribute Dainese and TCX products across North America

If there’s one things that’s been a god-send post-lockdown, it’s been the way that brands came together to continue to serve our good industry; of course, we’d have far less diversity in our bike lineups if distributors didn’t do what they do best – which is why we’re loving Tucker’s new move as the team that will be spreading Dainese and TCX products through North America. 

Dainese and TCX products, in anticipation of both landing in North America, thanks to Tucker Powersports. Media sourced from Dainese.
Dainese and TCX products, in anticipation of both landing in North America, thanks to Tucker Powersports. Media sourced from Dainese.

The news was dropped after the partnership agreement was signed on December 7th; this means Dainese joins a long list of competitive brands, all working with Tucker to make our local market a diverse and wonderful place. 

“I’m excited about signing this agreement with Tucker Powersports, a new milestone in our journey of expansion and consolidation in North America,” enthuses Dainese Group’s CEO, Cristiano Sile. 

“The US market has always played a crucial role for our Group and I’m sure that choosing a distributor with such a widespread, structured sales network will allow us to achieve increasingly ambitious goals.”

Dainese and TCX products, in anticipation of both landing in North America, thanks to Tucker Powersports. Media sourced from Dainese.
Dainese and TCX products, in anticipation of both landing in North America, thanks to Tucker Powersports. Media sourced from Dainese.

“We’re thrilled to add Dainese to our roster of great partner companies,” adds Tucker President and CEO, Marc McAllister. 

“Our dealer network will make Dainese products easily available to riders looking for high-quality riding and protective gear.”

The crowd present at 2022's FIM Awards ceremony. Media sourced from KTM's relevant press release.

Currently, Tucker has brands like Forcite under their wing, and celebrates a hefty influence in the electric industry, where names like FUELL also benefit from Tucker’s distribution network (via PRNewswire). 

Dainese and TCX products, in anticipation of both landing in North America, thanks to Tucker Powersports. Media sourced from Dainese.
Dainese and TCX products, in anticipation of both landing in North America, thanks to Tucker Powersports. Media sourced from Dainese.

Stay tuned, as we’ll likely be getting an update on when Dainese’s gear will land in North America shortly after 2023 arrives. 

Meantime, we hope you have a great time with family and loved ones; the weekend is a few hours (ish) away, so drop a comment below and as ever – stay safe on the twisties!

*Media sourced from Dainese’s press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Dainese Will Now Be Distributed by Tucker Powersports in North America

Well, this should definitely make it easier for us North Americans to access stylish Italian motowear…


Dainese Press Release:

The Dainese Group has signed a new distribution agreement with Tucker Powersports for Dainese and TCX motorcycle products in the US market.

Vicenza, Thursday 7th December 2022 – The agreement, in force since December 7th, will last for several years and concerns distribution in the US market through the extensive network of stores served by Tucker in the USA.

The commercial partnership between the Dainese Group and Tucker Powersport includes the distribution of all Dainese motorcycle products and the TCX shoes and boots collection.

Dainese Group CEO Cristiano Silei commented, “I’m excited about signing this agreement with Tucker Powersports, a new milestone in our journey of expansion and consolidation in North America. The US market has always played a crucial role for our Group and I’m sure that choosing a distributor with such a widespread, structured sales network will allow us to achieve increasingly ambitious goals.”

“We’re thrilled to add Dainese to our roster of great partner companies,” said Tucker President and CEO Marc McAllister. “Our dealer network will make Dainese products easily available to riders looking for high-quality riding and protective gear.”

“The range of products that this partnership brings to Tucker is outstanding,” said Tucker’s Director of Business Development Jamie Kempinski. “Dainese’s reputation for quality and their eye for style has all of us excited about adding their full motorcycle product line to our portfolio.”

About Dainese
Dainese is the global leader in superior quality protection equipment and apparel for motorcycling and other dynamic sports. Headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, the company employs more than 1,000 employees and is present across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. Dainese owns three powerful brands (Dainese, AGV and TCX) synonymous with innovation and technical excellence. It is present in 96 countries through long-standing relationships with top-tier wholesale partners, 36 directly operated destination stores and a direct e-commerce channel.

About Tucker Powersports
Featuring the most powerful portfolio of parts, accessories and apparel brands in the powersports industry, Tucker distributes top brands and offers its own brands, including Answer, Biker’s Choice, BikeMaster, Bully Locks, CoverMax, DragonFire Racing, FirstGear, Kuryakyn, ProTaper/ProTaper Sport, QuadBoss, Speed and Strength, and TwinPower.


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KTM Wins Six FIM Medals for 2022

Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen (KTM)’s just celebrated 333 medals won as of the 2022 FIM Awards ceremony, proving that their tenacity as a racing brand is (more or less) unmatched; sure, Ducati may have won the triple-crown title of Team Champion/Ride Champion/Constructor’s Champion in MotoGP, but the Austrians have nearly every other category covered.

KTM celebrating their 333 World title successes, made possible by the six medals acquired at the recent 2022 FIM Awards ceremony. Media sourced from KTM's relevant press release (© GOOD-SHOOT.COM / Reygondeau/Joly).
KTM celebrating their 333 World title successes, made possible by the six medals acquired at the recent 2022 FIM Awards ceremony. Media sourced from KTM’s relevant press release (© GOOD-SHOOT.COM / Reygondeau/Joly).

2nd place on MotoGP (an impressive position, considering over a third of the 2022 GP grid was Team Red), is accompanied this year by an additional six World Champ titles won for KTM in MX2 Motocross (Tom Vialle), Hard Enduro (Manuel Lettenbichler), Flat Track (Gerard Bailo) and Moto2 (Augusto Fernandez).

Bottom line, it’s obvious KTM means business; question is, what’s next in store for KTM as a brand? 

KTM celebrating their 333 World title successes, made possible by the six medals acquired at the recent 2022 FIM Awards ceremony. Media sourced from KTM's relevant press release (© GOOD-SHOOT.COM / Reygondeau/Joly).
KTM celebrating their 333 World title successes, made possible by the six medals acquired at the recent 2022 FIM Awards ceremony. Media sourced from KTM’s relevant press release (© GOOD-SHOOT.COM / Reygondeau/Joly).

Given the recent debut of the brand’s insane supersport RC8C, we’re thinking a win in MotoGP is a big short-term goal, second only to increasing distribution of their bikes on a global scale. They’re here to show off “purity of design and uncompromising function” as a priority, with any titles won being a cause-and-effect perk of that equation.

Expect to see the Austrians hard at work as 2023’s season fast approaches; 2022’s quadruple-category monopoly may have been a big achievement for Team Orange, but we’re expecting more for 2023 – especially given their recent activity with Chinese brand CFMoto.

KTM celebrating their 333 World title successes, made possible by the six medals acquired at the recent 2022 FIM Awards ceremony. Media sourced from KTM's relevant press release (© GOOD-SHOOT.COM / Reygondeau/Joly).
KTM celebrating their 333 World title successes, made possible by the six medals acquired at the recent 2022 FIM Awards ceremony. Media sourced from KTM’s relevant press release (© GOOD-SHOOT.COM / Reygondeau/Joly).

Stay tuned for updates, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from KTM’s relevant press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Sir Alan Cathcart’s New Ducati Book Is Out!

The world’s most prolific motojournalist and MO contributor, Alan Cathcart’s latest book is out, and just in time for the holidays! Entitled Ducati Superbike 1988-2001, as the name suggests, this one covers the history of the Ducati factory’s Superbike racers during the desmoquattro era, when the new generation testastretta engine was introduced – from a hands-on perspective:

I was fortunate to be the only journalist in the world to have track tested all but two of the factory Ducati desmo V-twin Superbikes, writes Sir Al, which participated in the Superbike World Championship down the years from its foundation in 1988 up to 2015. This book is a compendium of such tests covering the years in the title.

My assessments of each bike frequently include the crucial insight of the men who raced them for the Italian factory, including Carl Fogarty, Troy Corser, Doug Polen, Giancarlo Falappa and Troy Bayliss. And not to be overlooked are the book’s exclusive photos, which show these historic Ducati factory racers both with and without bodywork, allowing Superbike race fans to admire the invariably previously hidden secrets of these wonderful bikes.

Ducati Superbike 1988-2001 is available in a limited edition of 996 copies (of course!) as a large-format 11.8 x 9 inches (30 x 23 cm) hardcover volume printed on quality paper, with 160 pages and 91 full page photos. It costs €35.00 (US$36.73 today) plus shipping, anywhere in the world. The book is only available via mail order to be sent duty-free anywhere in the world; books are generally not subject to import tax in any country.

The book has been published in two languages, English and Italian, by Cathcart’s colleagues at FBA Moto Italiane in Firenze, Italy, and full details and sample pages are available at their website here.


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Simon Crafer Gets a Half Dozen Laps on the Insane Ducati Desmosedici GP22

Recently, a MotoGP commentator with a background in Grand Prix and WSBK got a leg over the winning hooner of MotoGP 2022 for a half-dozen laps around the circuit. 

Fancy a guess at his final thoughts? 

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

To clarify, the machine was the exact stellar model that Bagnaia straddled for the honors of Ducati’s recent Triple Crown – a delicately tuned beast, down to the obligatory 1000cc/250hp+ power, Michelin MotoGP-spec slicks and carbon disc brakes. 

“The timing of the valves, etc., on a MotoGP engine, are set to be most efficient in the rpm ranges used when racing – they simply won’t run at low rpm, the engine judders and ‘bunny hops,” recalls Crafer. 

“I nailed the take off and might have felt pleased with myself if I wasn’t so busy thinking that I had just experienced the most perfect clutch feel of my life!”

Crafer was treated to a total of six laps – three of which had Crafer behind the leading accompaniment, and three of which had the ex-racer in the front (his happy place). 

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

“If I had raced Misano the current direction I’d have suggested less laps with Michele leading, but I was not confident I could figure out the two corners after the fast turn at the end of the back straight, which don’t flow naturally to me, as they were designed to be used in the opposite direction as I had raced them,” comments Crafer 

Carbon brakes pumped and dragged for warmth, responsiveness mapped, and the man was soon in the twisties, marveling at the stability of GP22’s handling – particularly the bike’s ability to stay on a lean without putting up a fight. 

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

“I hate bike setups or tyre profiles that require input to stay on their side, because this takes energy and concentration when you need it free for other things, like feeling the edge of grip.”

“…it was nice to feel such a neutral-handling machine while I took small, hesitant steps toward the edge, without going over it.”

A bit of extra yoink on the straightaway, and Crafer’s front wheel raises, along with his eyebrows; apparently, the inner workings and tuning of the Desmosedici GP22 make her a maestro on one tyre, too.

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

“I don’t understand how the rear stayed so perfectly in line while off the ground…somehow the rear wheel speed matched perfectly with the surface so I felt no change, no rear wheel slide or stepping out,” anthuses the former racer. 

“I could then push on the right handlebar to enter the turn on the line I’d wanted with the same brake pressure – how the hell did the Ducati GP22 do that?!”

Bottom line, Ducati’s got a new fan for life…and he wants another round.

“It is the first motorcycle I’ve ever ridden on track that I did not want to change a single thing on – it was better than me in every area.”

“A true Masterpiece.”

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue toward 2023; drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and HAPPY AMERICAN THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!!

*Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

PIERER Power: KTM’s Parent Company New Distributor for CFMoto and MV Agusta

In recent news, PIERER Mobility AG is capitalizing on the age-old colloquialism, ‘money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a motorcycle, which is kind of the same thing.’

Proof? In the pudding, of course; recently, KTM’s parent company bought a 25.1% stake in MV Agusta, calling the new connection a ‘strategic cooperation.’

MV Agusta's logo. Media sourced from PIERER Mobility.
MV Agusta’s logo. Media sourced from PIERER Mobility.

The fine print included a purchase takeover by KTM, as well as two new Team Orange seats at MV Agusta’s board (via PIERER Mobility’s press release). 

Now, the automotive industrial company has set their sights on CFMoto, claiming that they will “take over distribution of 11 CFMoto models in 5 lucrative European markets: Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K, as of January 2023” (via ADVPulse). 

CFMoto's new Streetfighter model. Media sourced from DriveMag Riders.
CFMoto’s new Streetfighter model. Media sourced from DriveMag Riders.

All this movement comes richocheting off of last year, considered to be PIERER Mobility’s best to date: 332,881 motorcycles were sold in 2021, showing off a +23% increase from 2020’s numbers (270,407).

Currently, PIERER owns KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas; now that MV Agusta and CFMoto have hopped on the distribution bandwagon, we can expect a wider diversity of bikes in our local dealerships, with PIERER’s 2021 revenue (€2,040 million, up 32%) likely continuing to feed inspiration for new bikes in new places. 

A view of KTM motorcycles in a dealership. Media sourced from Justdial.
A view of KTM motorcycles in a dealership. Media sourced from Justdial.

What do you think?

Drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Asphalt & Rubber, JustDial, DriveMagRiders, and MCN*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Kramer Announces $15,995 HKR Evo2 S For 2023

A fantastic track bike, now at a more affordable price.

Begin press release:


Kramer Motorcycles USA is proud to announce the return of the Kramer HKR Evo2 S model to its 2023 lineup of race-proven motorcycles – now with a reduced price tag of $15,995 MSRP.

This new pricing makes the 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S the perfect solution for track enthusiasts who want a turnkey track bike straight from the factory or a no-hassle way onto the starting grid of their local motorcycle club race.

The new Kramer HKR Evo2 S is also the answer for those racers who have been looking for the right platform to build their own championship-winning machine, as the Evo2 S offers a potent starting point for a custom racing motorcycle.

“The Kramer HKR Evo2 S is a great platform for all skill levels,” explained Kramer Motorcycles USA CEO Joe Karvonen. “New racers and track day riders will be astounded by the value that the Kramer HKR Evo2 S provides against the latest crop of new Lightweight motorcycles, while championship contenders can benefit from using the Evo2 S as a starting point for a bespoke racing package.

Equipped with KTM’s venerable LC4 690cc, single-cylinder motor, the Kramer HKR Evo2 S makes 80hp at the crank, and boasts a ready-to-win curb weight of 285 lbs.

The 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S sets itself apart from the R-spec model by featuring a single 320mm brake disc on the front wheel, adjustable suspension, and cast aluminum wheels.

The chassis retains its acclaimed chromium-molybdenum steel-trellis tube design, with a self-supporting plastic fuel cell that serves as the bike’s tail section.

“The Kramer HKR Evo2 R will always be our ‘no compromises’ turnkey race bike for riders who are fighting for race wins and championship victories,” added Karvonen. “But with the Kramer HKR Evo2 S, we wanted to offer a more affordable way to get on a Kramer, without sacrificing too much of the Lightweight performance that’s become associated with the Kramer name.”

Kramer Motorcycles USA is currently taking reservations on the 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S. Interested riders should contact Kramer Motorcycles USA at 701-367-2258 or [email protected] for ordering information.

Visit KramerMotorcyclesUSA.com for more specifications, photos, and details.


Details on the 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S:

The 2023 Krämer HKR Evo2 S comes standard with everything you need to be competitive on the track. The S spec features an 80hp KTM 690cc LC4, race-focused chassis, tunable suspension, selectable engine mapping, and advanced braking systems.

It slots into the entry-level position of the Kramer Motorcycles lineup, offering a more affordable alternative to the high-spec Kramer HKR Evo2 R motorcycle.

Key points of difference between the S and R models are the brakes, wheels, and suspension, while the bikes share the same chassis, engine, and bodywork.

Evo2 S

Evo2 R

Horsepower (crank)

80hp

80hp

Weight (wet)

285 lbs

276 lbs

Front Brakes

Single Caliper / Rotor: Brembo M50 / 320mm

Dual Caliper / Rotor: Brembo Stylema / 290mm

Suspension

Compression & Rebound

Fully Adjustable

Wheels

Cast / 5.0” Rear

Forged Dymag / 5.5” Rear

Frame: The chromium-molybdenum steel frame at the core of the Kramer HKR Evo2 S is responsible for the handling and durability of these motorcycles. This superior material outperforms aluminum, and is significantly less susceptible to cracking or breaking under the stresses of racing. The unique trellis design provides great stiffness, yet flexes where it is needed, and gives the rider unmatched feedback.

Tail section: The tail section of the Kramer HKR Evo2 S doubles as the bike’s fuel tank, and is made of XPE plastic. It holds 3.17 gallons of fuel, and comes standard in a clear plastic finish. This multi-use approach reduces weight and makes for a more compact package.

Body work: The fiberglass body work on the HKR Evo2 s is extremely lightweight, but does not sacrifice durability. All mounting and high-stress points are reinforced with carbon/Kevlar. And by replacing the traditional gas tank with the airbox, the bike’s overall weight is reduced, with the center of gravity optimized for the track.

Suspension: The front suspension uses 43mm WP forks, which have adjustable compression and rebound damping. The rear has a WP shock absorber with a KMC link system that has an adjustable ride height. The aluminum swingarm uses a rigid underbraced design configuration.

Brakes: The Evo2 S is fitted with a single Brembo M50 four-piston caliper, with a 320mm Motomaster rotor. Meanwhile, the rear brake uses a 220mm Motomaster rotor and with a super-lightweight Formula two-piston caliper.

Engine: Sourced from Austria, stock KTM LC4 690 engines are used on the Kramer HKR Evo2 S, with some added Kramer ingenuity bolted onto them. The venerable single-cylinder engine is built with a high-flow cylinder head, ultralight piston, and high-strength connecting rod, which is fed through a high-flow intake system designed and built by Kramer Motorcycles. As a result, the power band is a thousand rpm wider over a standard LC4 motor, and provides even more uniform power delivery, especially in the mid to high rev range.

Balance Shaft: The 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S uses the latest LC4 engine generation, which boasts a bonus balancer shaft that reduces the annoying vibrations typically present in large thumpers.

It should be noted to readers that the Kramer HKR Evo2 S is a race motorcycle designed only for competition-use. It cannot be used on public roads or highways, nor can it be registered to be street-legal.

 





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Plant-Based Engine Resin for Yamaha Motorcycles?

Yamaha’s working on a new resin for their engines that will ramp up the sustainability initiative that was pledged back in 2019; it’s a plant-based, reinforced bit of blobby stuff that shows huge promise – and yes, we might see the stuff inside our own Team Blue engines after 2024.

Yamaha's Tenere 700. Media sourced from Yamaha's website.
Yamaha’s Tenere 700. Media sourced from Yamaha’s website.

According to a recent press release published by Yamaha on Businesswire, Yamaha’s teamed up with Nippon Paper Industries, a company focused on plant-based materials. Recent success in a multi-puropse waterproof cardboard has also resulted in the creation of a plant-derived cellulose nanofiber (CNF) reinforced resin for marine products – something that could also have great use in the two-wheeled sector.

The reinforced plant-based resin Yamaha plans on using for her Powersports engines. Media sourced from Yamaha's press release.
The reinforced plant-based resin Yamaha plans on using for her Powersports engines. Media sourced from Yamaha’s press release.

“Yamaha Motor is examining the utilization of this material not only in marine products but also in motorcycles and a wide range of other products in the future,” says the Japanese brand in a press release off BusinessWire.

“[We] will adopt plant-derived cellulose nanofiber (CNF) reinforced resin for marine products as an initiative toward reducing CO2 emissions and the Company’s environmental footprint.” 

EICMA 2022. Media sourced from EICMA.

The creation of CNF for the Powersports industry will be “the first practical use of the material for vehicle parts” – a pioneering first that Yammie is more than happy to splurge on, it seems.

Yamaha's headquarters. Media sourced from VisorDown.
Yamaha’s headquarters. Media sourced from VisorDown.

All the best in the continued efforts of this partnership from MBW; be sure to stay tuned as we continue forward toward 2023, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.

*Media sourced from Yamaha’s press release on BusinessWire, Yamaha’s website and VisorDown*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Motorcycle Live: Langen Debuts New Two-Stroke

Back in 2014, a man by the name of Vincenzo Mattia labelled Langen’s first version of the V-Twin as “a brutal GP race engine delivering 95bhp” (via Motorcycle Live).

Later, Langen debuted the bike in September 2020 at the champagne-sipping, highly-acclaimed Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance – to great success, we might add.

A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Lange, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from VisorDown.
A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Langen, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from VisorDown.

That same two-stroke technology is still present in today’s models – luxury pieces of pretty that feature eye-boggling accoutrement like 24-carat gold accents and carbonfiber body parts. 

The engine remains front-and-center as Langen’s biggest accomplishment; with a patented fuel injection and ECU-controlled lubrication system, handling is nothing short of what you need from her – and now, Langen’s bringing their newest units to Motorcycle Live tomorrow!

A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Lange, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from Langen's Facebook page.
A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Langen, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from Langen’s Facebook page.

One of the Two-Stroke’s riders, a former Grand Prix racer (125cc World Championship) named Danny Webb, will be present to chat on how the bike faired in aggressive professional use. 

Bottom line, everybody is sitting on the edge of their seats to see what Langen brings to the table in the next 24 hours – and nobody is better prepared for such an event as Christofer Ratcliffe, the Founder and CEO of Langen.

EICMA 2022. Media sourced from EICMA.
A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Lange, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from Langen's Facebook page.
A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Langen, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from Langen’s Facebook page.

“The whole team at Langen are excited to hand over the first two bikes,” enthuses Ratcliffe (via VisorDown).

“Like all automotive businesses we have had our own issues with components and supply-chain and coupled with COVID-19 this moment has been a long time in the making; however the best things come to those that wait and our first customers cannot wait to throw a leg over these bikes and reap the rewards of the hundreds of man hours that have gone in to each machine – they are now ready to be enjoyed.”

A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Lange, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from Langen's Facebook page.
A view of the upcoming Two-Stroke fleet from Langen, which will be shown off tomorrow at Motorcycle Live. Media sourced from Langen’s Facebook page.

Expect updates soon; in the meantime, stay connected by dropping a comment below, and as always – stay safe on the twistes. 

*Media sourced from Visordown as well as Langen’s Facebook page*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Harley-Davidson Launches Collection with Tokyo-Based Brand

Harley-Davidson has just paired up with an iconic streetwear brand for the newest addition to their website’s apparel collections – and NEIGHBORHOOD®’s punk-inspired, utilitarian lineup is just what we wanted to see under our leathers of choice. 

The collection consists of a jacket, several shirts, sweaters and caps – all at very reasonable prices, and showcasing that edgy subculture vibe that goes so well with Harley’s more…rebellious side. 

A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.
A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.

All told, the highlights of the collection includes: 

  • NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Racing Jacket
  • NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Pullover Hoodie
  • NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Crewneck Longsleeve T-Shirt
  • NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Lightning Bolt T-Shirt
  • NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Skull T-Shirt
  • NEIGHBORHOOD® x Harley-Davidson® Hat / Mug / Sticker Pack
A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.
A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.

“Neighborhood’s mix of luxury construction standards, and classic utilitarian and subculture aesthetics made the brand a cornerstone of modern streetwear,” states the press release from Harley-Davidson. 

Originally founded in 1994 by one Shinsuke Takizawa, NEIGHBORHOOD® has quickly become a staple of modern streetwear for Tokyo proper, thanks to the inspired elements of Shinsuke’s interests in bikes.

A prototype showing low emissions and doubled torque for motorcycles over 125cc. Media sourced from NewAtlas.
A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.
A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.

“The Neighborhood® x Harley-Davidson® collection launches November 19th at neighborhood.jp and h-d.com/neighborhood, as well as at ComplexCon in Long Beach, CA where the brands will have a collaborative space Nov. 19-20,” adds the press release. 

What do you think? Is this collection your style? 

A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.
A view of pieces from the Harley-Davidson x NEIGHBORHOOD collection. Media sourced from Modern Notoriety.

Be sure to stay tuned, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Modern Notoriety*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com