Duizend rijders gezocht voor Project LiveWire Experience Tour

Toekomst eerste elektrische Harley-Davidson E-bike in handen van Europese motorrijders 

Rijswijk, 22 juni 2015 – Europese motorrijders kunnen deze zomer meedenken over de toekomst van Project LiveWire™, de eerste elektrische motorfiets van Harley-Davidson®. Een online competitie gelanceerd op 1 april 2015, biedt duizend rijders de mogelijkheid deel te nemen aan de Project LiveWire Experience Tour. Ze mogen zelf rijden op de motorfiets – die niet te koop is – en vervolgens hun ervaringen delen. Deze feedback gebruikt Harley-Davidson om meer inzicht te verkrijgen in de verwachtingen die rijders hebben van een elektrische Harley-Davidson-motor. De tour doet op 7 en 8 augustus 2015 Nederland aan.

De Europese tour ging al van start in het Verenigd Koninkrijk (16-17 mei) en passeert nog langs Frankrijk (27-28 juni), Italië (11-12 juli), Duitsland (18-19 juli) en tot slot ook Nederland (Lelystad). De tour bestaat uit een aantal Project LiveWire-motorfietsen bedoeld voor testritten, en een feedbackproces. Daarnaast kunnen de deelnemers het Project LiveWire-ontwikkelingsproces op displays bekijken en foto’s maken van hun ervaringen, die ze na het evenement kunnen delen. Voor motorrijders in spe die toch de kracht van Project LiveWire willen ervaren, is er de Jumpstart™, een gesimuleerde riding experience.

Productontwikkeling op basis van klantfeedback
Harley-Davidson – dat zich bij productontwikkeling altijd laat leiden door gebruikerservaringen – ontwikkelde Project LiveWire om inzicht te verkrijgen in de verwachtingen van gebruikers. De elektrische motorfiets is niet bedoeld voor verkoop. “Na de Project LiveWire Experience Tour in de Verenigde Staten krijgen nu Europese rijders de mogelijkheid om waardevolle feedback te geven over hun verwachtingen van een elektrische, authentieke Harley-Davidson”, zegt Michael Carney, Harley-Davidson EMEA Regional PR Manager. “Het inzicht dat rijders ons bieden, helpt ons de toekomstige richting van deze spannende technologie vorm te geven.”

Deelnemen
Wie wil deelnemen aan de Project LiveWire Experience Tour, registreert zich online op projectlivewire.harley-davidson.com/nl_NL/events/3306 en geeft een antwoord op de volgende vraag: ‘Hoe zou jij Project LiveWire in drie woorden omschrijven?’ Op basis van de antwoorden worden dan de winnaars gekozen. De sluitingsdatum is vier weken vóór de start van de tour in elk van de vijf afzonderlijke landen (10 juli 2015 voor de tour in Nederland). Deelnemers moeten minstens achttien jaar oud en in het bezit van een geldig motorrijbewijs zijn. De winnaars worden twee weken vóór het event per e-mail op de hoogte gesteld.

Meer informatie over specifieke locaties van de tour is te vinden op projectlivewire.harley-davidson.com/nl_NL. Harley-Davidson nodigt fans ook uit om in contact te treden via Facebook, Twitter en Instagram.

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Snert ‘ride’ 2013

Eindelijk was het dan zover, na bestuurlijk overleg besloten om toch ne snertrit in te plannen als is het dan pas of al oktober.
Ut wert ne goeie………………
snert op hoog niveau.

Skrever
bedankt jonge, war ne verekkte skonne rit met ’n geweldig Eijnde.

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I ♥ my ’57 FL Panhead

1957 Harley-Davidson FL Panhead Born Again

1957 Harley Davidson FL Panhead Elena Romanova

It always seems like either time, money, or both can dictate the final  outcome of a bike. Sometimes compromises must be made in a rush to finish a  bike. More than three years ago, when Jon Tubb first built his 1957 Harley FL,  he and builder/friend Mike Olson set out to make Jon’s dream bike, but fell a  little short of expectations. So it wasn’t long before they gave this Panhead a  second chance to get it right. “Me and Mike had gotten together on this bike  about three years ago. We sat down planned it out and built it around me for  comfort and riding. But I just wasn’t happy with it the first time. Mainly the  paint bothered me. It was super busy and not exactly what I had wanted. But it  took forever for the painter to finish the first time and I didn’t want to wait  for a do-over.”

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After picking up a set of wheels, Jon planned and plotted about the day when he  could reopen the building process. “Over time I picked up this set of Invader  Mag wheels. These 21-inch spool Invader Mags are fewer and far between to find  these days. Mike has been known to use these in the past on his builds, so I put  them up on the shelf in the garage and stared at them every day. After two  years, I decided I needed to do something with them, so I revisited my bike and  nitpicked it too pieces.

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Despite several years to think about what he wanted to change, the second  time around he was still under a short deadline in order to make a show.”Once  again I sat down with my longtime friend Mike and told him what I was thinking.  I told him I wanted to change it up and have it done by Born Free, which was  only about six weeks away! It was no easy feat for Mike, but we linked up with the painter who busted this paintjob out in one week’s  time. Lots of super-long days and sleepless nights were needed to get this done  but sure enough he wrapped it up and we were good to go for the show. I’m super  happy this time around with my bike. Everything from the wheels, the paint, all  of it! It’s timeless and classic and I’m looking forward to riding this thing  all over the U.S.”

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1957 Harley Davidson FL Panhead Elena Romanova

By John Zamora, Photography by John Zamora

Project Rushmore

Harley-Davidson Unveils Its New Lineup Of 2014 Motorcycles

 Published by Cyril Huze August 19th, 2013in Builders and Events.

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Yesterday, Harley-Davidson unveiled its new lineup of 2014 motorcycle models during the company’s annual Summer Dealer Meeting in Denver, Colo. The star of the show is not a single new bike – rather, it’s the landmark product development effort that resulted in Project RUSHMORE’s delivery of innovative, customer-driven enhancements to the line of touring motorcycles.

Project RUSHMORE encompasses eight new motorcycles that feature improved power and braking performance, enhanced rider ergonomics, and dramatic styling updates that completely redefine and fundamentally transform the touring motorcyclist’s experience. Project RUSHMORE is the result of an entirely new way to produce motorcycles. In a process that invokes the voice of the customer throughout an accelerated development program, the ideas and dreams of thousands of motorcyclists are allowed to percolate with those of Harley-Davidson employees.

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Eight new 2014 Harley-Davidson models, including Road King®,
Street Glide®, Street Glide® Special,
Electra Glide® Ultra Classic®, Ultra Limited,
Tri Glide® Ultra,
CVO Ultra Limited and CVO Road King®
feature innovative They slot into four customer-defined categories:

• Control: Project RUSHMORE bikes pass faster, stop quicker and see farther at night, thus inspiring rider confidence. Each model features the new Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ or the High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrains, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), and Daymaker™ LED and Dual Halogen lighting.
• Infotainment: New color-screen Boom! – Box infotainment systems feature the first original-equipment voice recognition and touchscreen for music, GPS navigation and phone in motorcycling, with quality audio, Bluetooth® connectivity, text-to-speech technology, plus support for intercom and CB communications in a single module.
• Feel: Aerodynamics and ergonomics come together to improve comfort — from the new Batwing fairing with splitstream venting, which reduces head buffeting by 20 percent, to best-in-class ride for passengers with wider and deeper seats and new back and arm rests.
• Style: The form and the function of many components are improved – a reshaped Tour-Pak® and saddlebags with convenient One-Touch latches, sleeker fenders, lighter cast aluminum wheels and intuitive hand control switches.

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• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Stiffer 49mm forks • Dual Halogen headlamp and halogen fog lights • Impeller cast aluminum wheels • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • Low-profile front fender • Improved instrument graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Available Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

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• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Stiffer 49mm forks • Dual Halogen headlamp • Enforcer cast aluminum wheels • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door •Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Available Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Street-Glide-SpecialStreet Glide® Special

• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Gloss Black inner fairing and color-match fairing skirt • Stiffer 49mm forks • Premium Ride Hand-Adjustable Low Rear Shocks • Dual Halogen headlamp • Enforcer cast aluminum wheels • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Electra-Glide-Ultra-ClassicElectra Glide® Ultra Classic®

• High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Stiffer 49mm forks • Daymaker LED headlamp and fog lamps • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak • Impeller cast aluminum wheels • Restyled Tour-Pak with One-Touch latch • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Ultra-LimitedUltra Limited

• Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic clutch • Stiffer 49mm forks • Boom! Box 6.5 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Gloss Black inner fairing • Daymaker LED headlamp and fog lamps • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak • Contrast Chrome Impeller cast aluminum wheels • Restyled Tour-Pak with One-Touch latch • Restyled saddlebags with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS

Tri-Glide-UltraTri Glide® Ultra

• Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain • Hydraulic Assist & Slip clutch • Boom! Box 6.5 infotainment system • Jukebox media compartment with USB • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent • Stiffer 49mm forks • Daymaker LED headlamp and fog lamps • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak • Restyled Tour-Pak with One-Touch latch • One-Touch fuel door • Low-profile front fender • Larger gauges with improved graphics • New intuitive hand controls • Linked Braking system • New rear brakes with 16 percent larger rotors • Foot-operated parking brake.

Additional Harley-Davidson 2014 Motorcycle News

Additional headlines from the 2014 Harley-Davidson lineup include the restyled Fat Bob® model, the availability of anti-lock brakes on all five 2014 Sportster models and the continued integration of H-D1™ Factory Customization.

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The Dark Custom styling of the Fat Bob model gets a make-over from Harley-Davidson Styling and now projects a new assertive authority.

Highlights include a new slash-cut rear fender with a recessed twin-ring LED tail lamp. Then black replaces chrome everywhere, including the powertrain, air cleaner cover, rear shock covers, triple clamps, headlamp trim rings, console and battery box cover. The Aluminum Slotted Disc wheels are powdercoated black and finished with a laser-engraved Harley-Davidson logo and rim stripe.

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All five 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster® models are available with the confidence-inspiring control of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). The Sportster line also features new hand controls and brake components, improved service access, and an optional keyless H-D® Smart Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob.

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The 2014 CVO series of limited-production motorcycles features the new CVO™ Softail® Deluxe model, a premium custom touring motorcycle equipped with a detachable windscreen with GPS navigation, Daymaker LED lighting, detachable saddlebags and of course the bold paint and big Screamin’ Eagle powertrain that’s always part of the CVO program.
The CVO™ Road King® and super-premium CVO™ Limited return with new features and Project RUSHMORE enhancements. The bold CVO™ Breakout® Softail® chopper returns with three dazzling new paint schemes. (See separate releases for more details on the 2014 CVO line.)

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The V-Rod family now has ABS as standard equipment and new paint colors and graphics are available on the Muscle® and Night Rod® Special. By using the online Bind, graphics are available on the Muscle® and Night Rod® Special.

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The Twin Cam 103™ powertrain is now standard equipment on the Street Bob® and Super Glide® Custom models, both part of the smooth-handling Dyna line. H-D1™ Factory Customization: The web-based program that allows customers to select factory-installed options that personalize fit, function and style to the Sportster® 1200 Custom and Street Bob® offers new color options for both bikes, including two new custom paint sets for the Sportster 1200 Custom: Charcoal Pearl Eagle Graphic and Mysterious Red Paisley Skull in addition to new Hard Candy Custom color options.