‘Brother’ Paus verkoopt zijn Harley Davidson

De paus verkoopt zijn Harley Davidson om geld in te zamelen voor daklozen

 

Een dezer dagen wordt er in Rome een Harley Davidson geveild. Niets bijzonders, op het eerste gehoor, ware het niet dat de eigenaar paus Franciscus is. Met het geld dat de motor oplevert, wil de paus een opvanghuis voor daklozen laten renoveren.

De paus zal zijn Harley Davidson waarschijnlijk niet erg missen – hij heeft er nooit op gereden. Het is dan ook niet een eigen aanschaf, maar een cadeau dat hij afgelopen zomer ontving van 35.000 enthousiaste bikers. Die hadden zich in Rome verzameld om de 110de verjaardag te vieren van het Amerikaanse motormerk.

Paus Franciscus is echter niet zo’n fan van blitse en snelle voertuigen. Tijdens zijn recente bezoeken aan het Italiaanse eiland Lampedusa en Brazilië verplaatste hij zich in een eenvoudige Fiat.
Van de Mercedes Pausmobiel, die door zijn voorganger Benedictus werd gebruikt, moet de huidige paus niets hebben. Te protserig, met zijn witte zitbank en gouden versieringen.

In juni zei de paus tegenover een groep priesters en nonnen in opleiding dat ‘zijn hart pijn doet als hij een priester ziet met een auto van het laatste model’. 

Zijn Harley Davidson, zo moet de paus gedacht hebben, kan een betere bestemming gebruiken dan de opslagruimte van het Vaticaan. En dus wordt de motor een dezer dagen geveild. Het geld gaat rechtstreeks naar een hostel en gaarkeuken nabij het Termini-station in Rome.
‘Het is een kostbare gift die ons erg blij maakt en ons laat voelen hoe dicht onze bisschop bij de armen van de Kerk van Rome staat’, aldus Enrico Feroci, de directeur van de daklozenopvang, in een interview met the Telegraph.

ne verekkte skonne Snert ‘ride’

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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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

Street-GlideStreet Glide®

• 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.