Husqvarna Motorcycles launches their highly anticipated and exciting new range of “real street” motorcycles to the North American market at the Skylight Modern event space in the Chelsea Gallery District of New York City. This modern urban environment, often used for fashion and art shows, provided the perfect canvas to showcase and introduce an entirely new segment of motorcycling to a public motivated by design and technology. The VITPILEN 401, VITPILEN 701, and SVARTPILEN 401 are free of unnecessary excess and feature the most advanced technology to offer something new to the world of motorcycling.
Husqvarna Motorcycles’ return to street is a concept originally introduced at EICMA in 2014 with the unveiling of the VITPILEN 401 and SVARTPILEN 401 concepts and in 2015 the VITPILEN 701 concept. These three unique models, inspired by the minimal simplicity of classic Swedish design, are the beginning of a concept that will grow further. Created in the style of this legendary brand, Husqvarna's new urban motorcycles combine high quality, state-of-the-art technology and a progressive design approach to offer a modern riding experience without limitations.
The evening began with a cocktail hour that welcomed guests to immerse themselves in the simple and progressive new range with virtual reality experiences touring the Trollstigen, one of the most exciting roads in Norway, aboard a VITPILEN 701. An interactive presentation highlighted the features and design approach that runs through the whole VITPILEN family capturing the inclusive and pioneering spirt of the brand.
Blaine Schuttler – Managing Director North America: “We are excited to welcome the various media outlets joining us for this momentous occasion. It is with great anticipation that we welcome the VITPILEN family and we look forward to these bikes arriving in North American dealers early May of this spring.’’ Husqvarna-Motorcycles.com
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Hugo Moto, manufacturer of high-performance, bolt-on tracker, scrambler and adventure touring kits for Harley-Davidson Sportsters, announces a pilot dealer program rollout with Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, the #1 H-D Bar and Shield dealer in the United States. SMH-D will utilize Hugo Moto kits to convert preowned Sportsters into scramblers for demo and resale.
“We’ve been converting Sportsters to scramblers for years but have struggled to find a cost effective, turn-key solution that leaves room for us to make a respectable profit,” said Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Founder & President, Scott Maddux. “Hugo Moto’s kit approach really streamlines the conversion process. We used to have to go to multiple sources to piece the parts together but now we have a one-stop shop. It makes it much easier for us to scale our builds accordingly with demand.”
Nicolas Danan, Hugo Moto CEO, stated, “Scott and the Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson team have been pioneers in the Sportster scrambler conversion movement. Their feedback has been invaluable in the development of our kits and we look forward to test marketing our dealer program with them.”
About Hugo Moto:
Hugo Moto creates motorcycle accessories that empower average Janes and Joes to build exceptional bikes. Current focus: Making Harley-Davidson Sportsters great again with high-performance, bolt-on tracker, scrambler and adventure conversion kits. For more information visit HugoMoto.com.
About Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson:
Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson® is a company made up of three full dealerships in Maryville TN, Pigeon Forge TN, and Wildcat Harley-Davidson® in London, KY. Our Kodak location is a first of it's kind, an Alternative Retail Outlet with a selection of pre-owned motorcycle inventory. We also have retail stores in Gatlinburg, Tellico Plains, and Tallassee, all located in the shadows of and within the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We are surrounded by some of the Nation's best riding trails including the alluring Cherohala Skyway, the world renowned "Dragon" Highway 129 with its 318 consecutive banked curves in 11 miles providing an unparalleled rush and Highway 441 that travels over the Smokies to Cherokee N.C. which has breath taking views. For more information visit smh-d.com.
Nothing breathes life into motorcycling like developing young enthusiast. That’s why ADVMoto is excited to become the Title Sponsor of the ADVSupermoto Youth Series of the AMA SupermotoNational Championship. Most young racers will compete on 85cc 2t or 150cc 4t bikes on dirt and pavement, but all kids are welcome on any cc bike!
Three exciting events around North America offer the opportunity to win cash prizes, trophies and more. Track venues range from football stadiums to closed-course streets and parking lots. Many of this year’s national supermoto races are held in conjunction with other rallies or events, so there’s plenty to do after the checkered flag. The series is sanctioned by the AMA and promoted by Alex Mock of DRT Racing Inc. who hopes to push AMA Supermoto into a new era.
“DRT Racing, Inc. is excited about the new relationship and endless opportunities with ADVMoto Magazine. We look forward to activating many programs for the youth as well as ADV enthusiasts alike!" – Alex Mock, President DRT Racing
In addition to a cash prizes and trophies, ADVMoto will provide coverage and race updates. Stay tuned for exciting articles with future champions of AMA Racing and other supermoto related content.
“Keeping kids and families in grass-roots motorcycle racing will be important to ensuring a strong future for two-wheeled lovers in America and beyond. Sponsoring the ADVSupermoto Youth Series is only a start. Many don’t realize how much motorcycle racing costs, and expenses can come entirely out of pocket. Even a small cash purse right now can go a long way in helping off-set some of the many costs of competition. We hope to see more contribution from the industry and community in the very near future.” – Carl Parker, Publisher ADVMoto Magazine
2018 Supermoto National Championship Series Schedule
Round 1: April 14: Boise, Idaho: Expo Idaho (Season opener with motorcycle show)
Round 2: May 13: Tucson, Ariz.: Musselman Honda Circuit (4th Annual Military Appreciation Race)
Round 3: June 8: Austin, Texas: Travis County Expo Center (23rd Anniversary Republic of Texas Rally)*
Round 4: June 9: Austin, Texas: Travis County Expo Center*
Round 5: Aug. 3-5: Quebec, Canada: GP3R Trois-Rivières (3rd Annual GP3R w/ FIA World Rallycross)*
Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW), world renowned for producing top tier adventure and off-road parts and accessories, has just released the latest version of their iconic skid plate for the KTM 1090/1190/1290 Adventure family. Fittingly named the Ultimate Skid Plate 3.0 with integrated Side Stand Relocation.
This version maintains maximum protection of critical components, while the refined design results in a sleek lower profile with increased ground clearance, improved airflow and reduced weight. Relocating the side stand OFF the engine case is an integrated component of the design, ensuring BDCW customers avoid a long walk home after breaking their engine case.
"As KTM continually enhances and improves the off-road capabilities of their adventure line, we too look to see how and where we can improve our products for this market," said Kurt Forgét, founder and lead designer at BDCW.
"My goal over the past 11 years has always been to create the most reliable and durable products I can for our customers, as they've come to rely on our parts to get them through the toughest terrain." said Forgét. "This means continually taking the feedback we receive from our customers, our test team and our manufacturing partners and improving upon our own designs. The Ultimate Skid Plate 3.0 is the culmination of that feedback loop and we are truly excited to make it available to our customers."
For complete details and specifications on the BDCW Ultimate Skid Plate 3.0 with integrated Side Stand Relocation, please visit their website at www.blackdogcw.com
This skid plate fits the following models:
KTM 1090 R (2017+)
KTM 1190 Standard (2013-2016)
KTM 1190 R (2014-16)
KTM 1290 R (2017+)
KTM 1290 Super Adventure (2015-2016)
KTM 1290 Super Adventure T (2017+)
ENGINE GUARDS The installation of our skid plate requires stock KTM crash bars (all models). Does not work with other aftermarket crash bars.
HEADER PIPES Not compatible with Remus header pipes
About Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) Kurt and Martha Forgét (like "For-jay") created Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) in 2007 to feed their love of adventure riding. It's this deep-seated passion that drives them to design and manufacture products of unparalleled ruggedness-including the ULTIMATE skid plates on the planet. Proud of their commitment to "Made in America" BDCW focuses on ONLY the toughest and most reliable hard parts, accessories and armor. Specializing in BMW, KTM and HONDA adventure bikes. BDCW has recently expanded into the KTM/ Husqvarna enduro bike market as well.
Elevating the performance of the KLIM F5 helmet—the most intelligently ventilated and impressive lightweight motorsports-engineered helmet in the world—isn’t going to be easy. But thanks to a custom integration with Koroyd energy absorption technology and MIPS’ rotational force mitigation, KLIM has managed to do just that.
This is the next-level F5, and thanks to Koroyd and MIPS, the KLIM F5 now enjoys increased energy absorption efficiency and rotational force mitigation while maintaining the F5’s massively ventilated and lightweight legacy.
For the most active, high-intensity riders on the planet, KLIM’s F5 Koroyd + MIPS is the absolute best. And now, the absolute best is DOT certified.
KLIM + KOROYD
In typical KLIM fashion, they are taking the technological lead and are the first to incorporate Koroyd technology in a motorsports helmet. Koroyd is installed in the inner liner, replacing EPS foam at the key impact areas. The unique structure of Koroyd’s extruded welded tubes creates an unparalleled and consistent engineered core. This core excels at reducing peak G-force transmission while remaining ultra-light and porous. Koroyd has extremely consistent energy absorption properties—compressing upon impact in a controlled, decelerating process that significantly disperses final impact forces.
Additionally, Koroyd inherently elevates ventilation performance by creating consistent and linear air pressure throughout the helmet-head interface, allowing more heat to escape at standstill, and further enhancing the F5’s massive ventilation schematics at speed.
KLIM + MIPS
MIPS technology is all about rotation. By virtue of the MIPS Low Friction Layer engineered into the KLIM F5, MIPS technology absorbs and redirects rotational energies and transferrable forces from angled impacts, effectively reducing rotational forces’ effects in the event of an angled impact.
Advanced F5 Features
Featuring a full KLIM® KARBON Fiber shell, the F5 is one of the lightest helmets in the world. Eliminating bulk from on top of your head makes you more comfortable and gives you more energy. More energy at the end of the day means more riding. More riding makes everyone happy.
On top of reduced weight, the F5 is a master at ventilation—easily the most intelligently ventilated helmet in the world. Its single purpose is to evaporate sweat before it becomes a problem and it does this at any speed.
With a proprietary system of wind tunnel-tested intake vents (17!) and exhaust ports (10!), the F5 boosts air through an ingenious Direct Vent EPS structure and the enhance Koroyd structure at speed, while being just as effective at expelling heat at a standstill. The result is a helmet that keeps you comfortable. All. Day. Long.
It does all this while still providing technology-focused benefits such as a dual-density EPS core, maximum field of vision, Fid-Lock® strap closure, fast-drying liner, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial materials and more.
The new F5 Koroyd + MIPS helmet from KLIM comes in S-XXXL fitments and includes a helmet bag, spare visor/peak and a breath box and WINDSTOPPER® liner for effective extreme cold temperature use.
The F5 Helmet Koroyd + MIPS – use it to Ride All Day
• FULL KLIM® KARBON FIBER SHELL • ONE OF THE SAFEST HELMETS IN THE INDUSTRY • HYBRID IMPACT PROTECTION COMBINES MULTIPLE ENERGY ABSORPTION TECHNOLOGIES • KOROYD® TECHNOLOGY • MIPPS® TECHNOLOGY • DUAL DENSITY EPS • EXTRA LARGE EYE PORT FOR MAXIMUM FIELD OF VISION • WIND TUNNEL TESTED • FID-LOCK® STRAP CLOSURES (EXTREMELY EASY TO TAKE HELMET ON AND OFF)
• MOST VENTILATED HELMET IN THE INDUSTRY • 18 INTAKES AND 8 EXHAUST VENTS • DIRECT VENT EPS DESIGN + KOROYD® CREATES MASSIVELY EFFECTIVE AIRFLOW • DESIGNED TO INTAKE AIR AT SPEED / EXHAUST HEAT WHILE AT LOW SPEEDS OR STOPPED
• SHELL STRUCTURE DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH WHILE REMAINING LIGHTWEIGHT • NECK BRACE COMPATIBLE • EXCEEDS ECE CERTIFICATIONS
• FOCUS ON FIT • ANTI-MICROBIAL AND ANTI BACTERIAL MATERIALS • MOISTURE-WICKING DRYLEX® COMFORT LINER • 3 SHELL SIZES AND 3 EPS SIZES FOR THE BEST FIT AND MAXIMUM COMFORT TO FIT YOUR HEAD LIKE A GLOVE
• HELMET BAG • BREATH BOX • WINDSTOPPER® LINER • EXTRA PEAK VISOR/HARDWARE
KLIM® Technical Riding Gear is a global leader in designing, developing, sourcing and distributing the most advanced powersports apparel for the snowmobile, motorcycle and off-road rider. Utilizing the world’s highest technologies in waterproof, breathable, durable and comfortable materials, like GORE-TEX® products, KLIM® offers gear for the most demanding riders. Driven by the continual feedback and input from dedicated test pilots and passionate customers, KLIM® strives to do one thing above all – improve the riding experience without compromise. For more information, visit www.KLIM.com.