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Harley Davidson loves Millenials


Do the millennials love Harley back? It looks that route, as the world’s biggest producer of heavyweight bicycles says it’s the business sector pioneer in offers of new on-street cruisers to youthful grown-ups.

In 2015, for the eighth straight year, Harley was the No. 1 vender of new thruway cruisers in the U.S. to grown-ups ages 18–34. It was additionally the top vender of those bicycles to ladies, blacks and Hispanics, and additionally Caucasian men ages 35 or more, as indicated by cruiser enlistment information.

Harley says its system to concentrate on development among “effort clients” lines up well with U.S. populace patterns.

The millennial era keeps on developing as migration adds to the gathering. Millennials now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million gen X-ers (ages 51–69), as indicated by the Pew Research Center.

That is the test, and the open door, for Harley and other bike producers that are settled with the boomers yet should connect the era hole to the millennials.

In 2015, 33% of new Harley-Davidson bike buyers had never possessed a bicycle.

“We keep on selling more Harley-Davidson bikes to today’s young grown-ups than we sold to gen X-ers when they were youthful grown-ups,” Harley CEO Matt Levatich says.

“Winning their dedication and trust is vital to our future. It’s what has motivated us all through our whole 113-year history, and it keeps on moving us today,” Levatich says.

Michael Spaeth, customer showcasing section lead for Harley-Davidson, focuses to Harley’s new 2016 Roadster and the Dark Custom models as case of bicycles that speak to more youthful riders.

Likewise, he says, from multiple points of view millennial motorcyclists aren’t entirely different than past eras of youthful riders.

“It’s right around somewhat shocking the amount of youthful grown-ups riding bikes today resemble their fathers when they were that age. The youthful folks are wearing the same garments as their fathers, and they are riding a fundamentally the same as style of cruiser,” Spaeth says.

Some have said that millennials are more averse to purchase things for status, picture or brand unwaveringness. Will probably make a buy in view of the quality for their cash, says a J.D. Power overview with more than 600,000 respondents.

“Enormous and gleaming” bicycles aren’t as prevalent with millennials, says Kirk Topel, proprietor of Hal’s Harley-Davidson in rural Milwaukee.

“They tend to like stuff that is more stripped down. They like the straightforwardness of the configuration rather than how pretentious they can make something,” Topel says.

Progressively, Harley dealerships are centered around drawing in a more youthful group while, in the meantime, keeping their more seasoned clients.

“We get a kick out of the chance to do the stuff that makes everyone feel youthful,” says Chaz Hastings, proprietor of Milwaukee Harley-Davidson, a dealership that has a tattoo parlor and Wednesday night dodgeball competitions.

Samantha Loftus, 24, a millennial motorcyclist from Milwaukee, as of late exchanged her Yamaha 600cc bicycle for a 2016 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout.

Loftus says some time ago she considered Harleys a “grandpa’s bicycle,” however not any longer.

“They have bicycles that are energetic and fun … . I am amped up for the entire experience of being a Harley biker young lady,” she says.

Tyler Youngbeck of rural Milwaukee says he will most likely exchange his Yamaha Warrior cruiser for a Harley-Davidson on the grounds that the Harley would be better to tour.

Youngbeck, 25, has been a motorcyclist for a long time. One reason he needs a Harley is that it’s a characteristic fit at numerous biker occasions in the region.

“Clearly riding is the best part, yet the social viewpoint is immense,” Youngbeck says. “It’s an extraordinary environment.”

Big names using American Suspension Bolt On Kits / Good Reviews

b26-14-trees1Due to my undying passion for Bagger bikes, I’m a member of a number of Bagger communities on Facebook. I was looking to customize my 2015 Glider and was considering on cutting up my brand new Harley Davidson to have the look that I wanted. For some die hard Harley Davidson fan/owners, this was reckless and a waste of a perfectly new bike. So I asked for advice on an option that lets me have the customized front end look that I wanted, but without the cutting and welding part. One name keeps popping up from the bagger communities, the Bolt on Neck kits by American Suspension.

It seems relatively easy to install as well based on the videos I’ve seen…


This product lets you get that customized front end with just bolts and screw drivers. To get a better understanding of the product, I scoured Facebook for reviews.

Art Steele from All Star Baggers wrote

 let go of the past … you don’t have to cut up your brand new harley to have the look you want… the American suspension bolt on neck kit will help you build yourself a show winner.. 26″, 30″, even 32″ with a bolt on neck … we had the first 30″ and 32″ in the world …

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Mark Jewell wrote

I can only give input on the 26″ American Suspension bolt on kit. I’ve had it for over a year and been over 100 mph numerous times. Cruise on interstates around 75 -80 no hands (very solid). American Suspension has been there each and every time I had a stupid question (stupid because I hadn’t ever built a front end before)



Mike Suggitt wrote:

American suspension of course! 30 Weld in slip fit short neck kit.


Now I haven’t actually bought the kit yet, but based on the reviews and sample bikes above, it’s definitely my number one option at this point. Although I really want a customized bike look, I also want to protect my investment. By installing this Bolt on Kit, I don’t need to cut my bike and making a mess of my 20k+ Harley Davidson. I’ll keep you guys posted on my progress. This looks like a good do it yourself project for me.

Marvel Teaming up with Harley Davidson

marvel-harley-17Marvel is collaborating with Harley-Davidson to make a portion of the coolest cruisers we’ve ever seen. The organizations simply disclosed their wonderful new coordinated effort, conveying superhero and supervillain-roused plans to a few prominent bicycle models as a major aspect of the proceeded with festivity for Captain America’s 75th commemoration.

There are an excessive number of alternatives to name every one of them, yet you can look at the full exhibition above. Some of our top picks incorporate the tasteful Captain America-themed Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special (a.k.a. Flexibility), the smooth Black Panther-propelled Breakout (a.k.a Ferocious) and a Ghost Rider show that comes secured in fire decals.

A couple plans don’t work very also. The tree-themed Groot bicycles, for instance, wind up looking truly silly. Despite the fact that maybe hardcore Guardians of the Galaxy fans will oppose this idea.

Tragically, getting your hands on these bikes is less demanding said than done. As a matter of first importance, they’re just accessible in Australia and New Zealand. You can’t purchase them either, however you can enter to win one of the bicycles in an uncommon challenge.

In the event that you live in one of those two nations hit the source join underneath for an opportunity to win the challenge. If not you can go along with us in staring at these amazing cruiser plans from a separation.

Indian Comes to Bangalore

indian-scout-sixty-launch-bangalore-2-10-1470812519Notorious American bike producer Indian, has dispatched the 2016 Scout Sixty cruiser in India’s IT capital, Bangalore. The Indian Scout Sixty is estimated at Rs. 12.21 lakh ex-showroom (Bangalore).

The Scout Sixty is the passage level bike in the Indian Motorcycle range in India. The Scout Sixty gets its name from its 60 cubic-inch (999cc) motor.

Driving the Scout Sixty is a 999cc, fluid cooled, fuel infused V-Twin motor that produces 77bhp and 88.8Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and draws sustenance from a 12.5-liter fuel tank.

The Scout Sixty elements adjustable forks in advance alongside double safeguards at the back to help it manage the harsh stuff. The Scout Sixty’s composite wheels are shod with 130/90-16 72H tire in advance and a 150/80-16 71H tire at the back.

The Indian Scout Sixty conveys itself to a stop with the assistance of 298mm plate brakes at both closures. The front plate brake includes a two-cylinder caliper while the back circle manages with a solitary cylinder brake caliper.

As to plan, the Scout Sixty is a mix of both present day and legacy outlines. Champion elements incorporate the passed out motor and wheels, and the chrome depletes. The Scout Sixty is accessible in three shading alternatives: Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, and Pearl White.

Indian will offer various customization alternatives with the Scout Sixty including distinctive seats, handlebars, and foot peg re-locators. Extra frill, for example, saddlebags, bound front and back wheels, and fast discharge windscreens will help proprietors tailor their Scout Sixty as indicated by their own particular tastes.

Female Riders Planting Trees at Vanocker Canyon

women-ridersAbout 40 choppers took off of Sturgis for a ride through the Hills – including Vanocker Canyon, Deadwood, and Whitewood. The primary yearly occasion advantages the Nature Conservancy – with arrangements to plant a million trees in the following 4 years. Coordinators say biking has extended to incorporate increasingly females. Leah Whaley, the Harley Davidson District Manager, said “I’ve seen the game become a considerable amount. Ladies and motorcycling is developing particularly throughout the years. I’ve been with Harley around 16 years and riding a tad bit longer than that. Watching the quantity of ladies come into the game has been truly energizing and empowering.” Harley Davidson has open doors for new riders hoping to kick off a bike pastime – including a riding institute at nearby merchants.