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Your Motorcycle News Fix – August 2019

Your Motorcycle News Fix - August 2019

We’re coming in hot with the latest motorcycle news you need to know this month. A lot has happened in the industry and we’re here to fill you in on all things moto. From new models to custom paint sets – you don’t want to miss this. Check out the headlines below.

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Triumph Reveals 2020 Release Date for Rocket 3 Models

The wait is over… well, kind of. Triumph has just revealed a release date of January 2020 for its all-new Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT lineup. The new Rocket 3 R now includes the world’s largest production motorcycle engine at 2,500cc and boasts the highest torque of any motorcycle with 163 LB-FT @ 4,000 rpm. The Rocket 3 GT is more than 88 pounds lighter than its predecessor and includes premium finish and detailing. Specific pricing will be released this coming November. We’ll keep you posted. Take a look at the new models.
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Indian Motorcycle Grilled From a Sidecar at Sturgis… Say What?

If you were at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally earlier this week, you might have smelled something good coming from Indian’s booth. The manufacturer demoed the functions of a new Traeger Grills x See See Motor Coffee Co. Springfield Dark Horse. They served tasty BBQ cooked on a Traeger Grill that’s actually located inside of the bike’s sidecar – yeah you read that right. The set up was built by Thor Drake of See See Motorcycles and the full video of this project’s planning and build will be posted online – we’ll be sure to share. Anyone else hungry? You’ll want to see this set up for yourself – trust us.
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Harley-Davidson Releases New Paint Sets

Harley recently announced two new 2020 paint sets that will allow riders to customize their bikes and show off their personalities. These new sets were designed by Harley-Davidson stylists and hand-painted by skilled artists. The first set called The Mayhem Series is designed for Road King, Street Glide and Road Glide baggers, while The Quick Shift set fits 2018-later Breakout and Fat Bob models. Both sets are considered a limited release so be sure to get your hands on these sets while you can. Check out the new paint sets here.
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LiveWire being carried by 150 U.S. Harley-Davidson dealerships

If you haven’t heard us talk about Harley’s LiveWire, you might be living under a rock. But to quickly catch you up, LiveWire is Harley-Davidson’s new electric motorcycle. The manufacturer recently announced that more than 250 Harley-Davidson dealers globally are offering the LiveWire motorcycle, 150 of those being in the U.S. Harley has the goal of placing them in ALL interested dealerships by 2022. The electric market is taking the world by storm, and Harley-Davidson dealers that are preparing to offer the LiveWire motorcycle are required to have a specially trained Harley-Davidson Master Motorcycle Technician on staff to provide top-notch service for this new line of bikes. So if you’re looking to make the switch to electric, the time might be now. Read More.
There’s a lot going on in the motorcycle world, and we’re always privileged to catch you up. What stories caught your eye this month? Let us know in the comments below. As always, stay tuned for the next edition of ‘Your Motorcycle News Fix’ coming in September.


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Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan is a Content Curator for Trader Interactive, serving the recreational brands RV Trader and Cycle Trader. Her mission is to provide thoughtful, practical content to those who are always on the hunt for their next adventure.

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