9/11 15th Anniversary

Honoring the lives of those who were lost is the purpose of this post, we wanted to take the time to honor and remember the beautiful lives that were taken on this tragic day.

Employees from Harley Davidsons corporate headquarters departed from Milwaukee, WI and are bound for New York City on 2017 Harley-Davidson Police bikes to honor the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. H-D is donating these#MilwaukeeEight powered 2017 motorcycles to continue supporting first responders and the NYPD

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H-D Announces 107ci and 114ci “Milwaukee Eight” Engine

For 2017, Harley-Davidson is launching the ninth generation of its venerable Big Twin, called the Milwaukee-Eight. It is named in honor of its birthplace and its number of valves—twice as many as found on the Twin Cam motor that’s been in the lineup since 1999. Harley-Davidson says the new engine platform provides faster throttle response, more torque, better sound, improved fuel economy and a smoother ride.

Other changes for 2017 include all-new front and rear suspension for Touring models, available ABS and Smart Security System for tEngine-300x300he Street 500/750 models, updated CVO models (Limited, Street Glide and Pro Street Breakout) and a full selection of street-legal Screamin’ Eagle Performance components for the Milwaukee-Eight, including Stage I, II and III kits that deliver up to 24 percent more torque.

The Milwaukee-Eight, which retains the classic 45-degree V-twin architecture, will power all 2017 Touring and Trike models, in two displacements and three variations:Harley-Davidson-Milwaukee-Eight-107-cutaway-300x200

  • Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 cubic inches, 1,750cc) with precision oil-cooled cylinder heads for the Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide, Road Glide Special, Electric Glide Ultra Classic, Road King and Freewheeler models
  • Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 107 with liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the Ultra Limited, Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide Ultra and Tri Glide Ultra models
  • Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 cubic inches, 1,870cc) with liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models

Compared to the Twin Cam 103 and 110, the Milwaukee-Eight’s increased displacement, higher compression ratio and four-valve cylinder heads, which provide 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity, result in 10 percent more torque across the board. Bikes equipped with the new engine are claimed to accelerate much faster off the line (8-11 percent quicker at 0-60 mph) and in top gear roll-ons (11-12 percent quicker at 60-80 mph).

FLHXS4-300x216.jpgBetter air flow and combustion, including the use of dual spark plugs for each cylinder, are said to improve fuel economy. Precision oil or liquid cooling of the cylinder heads as well as repositioning the rear exhaust pipe and relocating the catalytic converter improves heat management, providing a more enjoyable riding experience for the rider and passenger.

As with the Twin Cam engine, the Milwaukee-Eight’s rocker arm-actuated valves never need adjustment as they are a hydraulic cam tensioner. But instead of the Twin Cam’s dual camshafts there’s a single, chain-driven camshaft that’s lighter, quieter, less complex and reduces friction. The rubber-mounted Milwaukee-Eight uses an internal counterbalancer to cancel 75 percent of primary vibration at idle, for a less eyeball-shaking experience at stops.

Harley says the new engine’s reduced mechanical noise allows the exhaust note to take on richer tone. Other improvements include a 50 percent increase in charging output for powering accessories, slimmer primary and air cleaner covers for more legroom, and—always important on Motor Company machines—enhanced curb appeal. And all bikes with the Milwaukee-Eight are equipped with a low-effort Assist and Slip Clutch.

Below are the specifications for the new engines:

ENGINE 107

Milwaukee-Eight 107

Bore 3.937 in.

Stroke 4.375 in.

Displacement 107 cu in

Compression Ratio 10.0:1

Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

 

PERFORMANCE

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349

Engine Torque 111.4 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 45 mpg

 

ENGINE 114:

Engine Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114

Bore 4 in.

Stroke 4.5 in.

Displacement 114 cu in

Compression Ratio 10.5:1

Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI

 

PERFORMANCE

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349

Engine Torque 124 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 34.3

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 33.4

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 43 mpg

 

Patriot Tour 2016

On Tuesday June 29th Riverside Harley-Davidson will be participating in 2016 Patriot Tour. The event is open to the public and we welcome our customers to partake in this years Patriot Tour. The flag will be traveling from Riverside Harley-Davidson to San Diego Harley Davidson.

What is the patriot tour ? 

Every year The Nation of Patriots organizes a national effort that pays tribute to, and honors, all of America’s Armed Forces – Past, Present, and Fallen. This united effort is known as The Patriot Tour.

The Patriot Tour begins during Memorial Day weekend.  A massive group of riders escorts one American Flag on the back of a motorcycle to Woodstock Harley-Davidson in IL.  Upon arrival, the flag is transferred to the IL escort.  The very next day the Flag is taken to IN and the next it travels to MI…and on and on for 100 days, through 48 states.  The Flag finally makes it full circle and lands right back in WI where it all started over Labor Day weekend.

It’s the very foundation of the American Flag and all it represents that our brave men and women in the military have stood and died defending, continue to stand and protect, and will forever fight for.

 

The Patriot Tour works to unite Americans beneath the banner or Flag and behind the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. They raise money through the national network and distribute it directly to the families we strive to support. The families are selected mostly through the VA Hospital network.

Their  focus has been and always will be to provide financial support to those who have served in our Armed Forces and their families. These individuals have volunteered their lives in the preservation, protection and future of The United States and all of its citizens. For this we are grateful.

 

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Key to Summer

Last month KOLA and Riverside Harley Davidson set up a campaign called the  “Key to Summer” Grand Prize Giveaway! We wanted to thank everyone one who participated, We are now  finding our Grand Prize Winner from all of our “Key” qualifiers. Each qualifier will try their key to see if they win the 2016 Softail Slim motorcycle on Thursday, June 16th from 5 pm to 9 pm! Riverside Harley-Davidson will have entertainment for the family, and vendors.

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Here are the key qualifiers: Who will be the lucky winner

Monday, May 2nd:

  1. Rick Sallot from Corona
  2. Paul Cornejo from Colton
  3. Barry Kraft from Long Beach
  4. Rosemarie SantaAnna from Fontana

Tuesday, May 3rd:

  1. Paul Tevino from Adelanto
  2. Kelly Carroll from Sun City
  3. Amencia Miller from Victorville
  4. Bonnie Henry from Grand Terrace

Wednesday, May 4th:

  1. Terri Assumma from San Bernardino
  2. Maria Bennett from Wildomar
  3. Eve Nystul from Fontana
  4. Gina Perez from San Bernardino

Thursday, May 5th:

  1. Wilfredo Torres from San Bernardino
  2. Albert Chavez from Rosemead
  3. David Eastridge from San Jacinto
  4. Linda Moore from Los Alamitos

Friday, May 6th:

  1. Jeovanni Chow from Murrieta
  2. Eduardo Rodriguez from Chino
  3. Hyland Ford from Oak Hills
  4. Luis Favela III from San Bernardino

Monday, May 9th:

  1. Ray Bugbee from Upland
  2. Fret Vasquez from Riverside
  3. Brenda Bowers from Menifee
  4. Heidi Fernald from Highland

Tuesday, May 10th:

  1. Sergio Lopez from Los Angeles
  2. Martha Castro from Fontana
  3. Brian Doeden from Yucaipa
  4. Robin Nielsen from San Pedro

Wednesday, May 11th:

  1. Mondo Rojas from Crestline
  2. Sally Leialoha from Bryn Mawr
  3. Nati Frausto from Moreno Valley
  4. Sandi Cazares from Moreno Valley

Thursday, May 12th:

  1. Rodney Smith from San Jacinto
  2. Francine Guglielmana from Lake Elsinore
  3. Michelle Lara from Los Angeles
  4. Jesse Zavala from Moreno Valley

Friday, May 13th:

  1. Juan Santos from San Bernardino
  2. Robert Franklin from San Pedro
  3. Joshua Baruch from Victorville
  4. Renee Lees from Riverside

Monday, May 16th:

  1. Becky Woolery from Ontario
  2. Terri Townsend from Riverside
  3. Lisa Vigil from San Bernardino
  4. Oscar McPeake from Rancho Cucamonga

Tuesday, May 17th:

  1. Randy Foreman from Riverside
  2. Will Laventure from Huntington Beach
  3. Al Mcghee from Yucaipa
  4. Matt Marquis from Redlands

Wednesday, May 18th:

  1. Denise Winslow from Hemet
  2. Carla Jimeenz from Chino
  3. Connia Gonzales from Corona
  4. Joey Jackson from Riverside

Thursday, May 19th:

  1. John Cardany from Lake Elsinore
  2. Rebeca Seller from San Bernardino
  3. Michael Kirkpatrick from Nuevo
  4. Ralph Martinez from Norco

Friday, May 20th:

  1. Shanna McFall from Corona
  2. Silvia Nunez from Rancho Cucamonga
  3. Jerry Williams from Temecula
  4. Michael Hastings from Hacienda Heights

Monday, May 23rd:

  1. John Henderson from Corona
  2. Ernest Campa from Moreno Valley
  3. Julie Baldonado from Fontana
  4. Karena Frederick from Menifee

Tuesday, May 24th:

  1. Ric Ealy from Ontario
  2. Christopher Anderson from San Bernardino
  3. Maria Hernandez from Ontario
  4. Susan Ball from San Bernardino

Wednesday, May 25th:

  1. Mark Malott from Huntington Beach
  2. Randy Driver from Riverside
  3. Rhonda Fleming- Daly from Hesperia
  4. Jennifer Thomason from Moreno Valley

Thursday, May 26th:

  1. Teresa Guzman from Buena Park
  2. John Lane from Monrovia
  3. Michelle Gonzalez from Fontana
  4. Olga Teran from Rialto

Friday, May 27th:

  1. Rosemary Fernandez from Bloomington
  2. Penny Cuff from Perris
  3. Gisela Aguilar from Fontana
  4. Darlene Ramirez from Beaumont

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.61578-full

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Riverside Harley Davidson, Stater Bros. Charities,  Soboba Casino, and K-FROG celebrates Memorial day with 7,500 plus motorcyclists. Whom pack the street of Indiana Avenue in Riverside, California to observe and participate in the tradition of West Coast Thunder.  Riders will honor our military with an opening ceremony and then roll to the Riverside National Cemetery to place flags for our fallen heroes.  The ride ends at Soboba Casino where the salute continues with a live performance from Frankie Ballard.

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Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make to defend our way of life.” — Robin Hayes

 

 

Motorcycle Awareness Month

its a common fact, but some are unaware of the facts. Did you know Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May – and during the rest of the year – drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

Motorcycles are among the smallest and most vulnerable vehicles on the road, putting riders at greater risk of death and serious injury in a crash.  In fact, according to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 30 times more likely than occupants of cars to die in a crash, and 5 times more likely to be injured.

One way we can decrease the number of fatalities and make the roads safer is if we work together, motorists and motorcyclists alike. Adhering to the following rules could improve highway safety for everyone.

Drivers should:

  • Signal all lane changes and turns, and constantly check mirrors and blind spots before proceeding;
  • Be fully focused on the task of driving and in control of their vehicles at all times; and
  • Never drive impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Riders should:

  • Obey all traffic laws and be properly licensed;
  • Wear a DOT-compliant helmet and use reflective tape and gear to be more visible. NHTSA estimates helmets saved the lives of 1,699 motorcyclists in 2012; and
  • Never ride while impaired or distracted.Capitol Yamaha Sacramento California Motorcycle Awareness Month02

 

 

West Coast Thunder May 30th 2016

 West Cost Thunder 2016, a tradition strong since 2000.

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What is West Coast Thunder ?

A memorial ride of 7,500 motorcyclists that pack the street of Indiana Avenue in Riverside, California to observe and participate in the tradition of West Coast Thunder. The Proceeds will benefit the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee. West Coast Thunder continues to be the major contributor of funds to the Riverside National Cemetery.  Completed projects include construction of the National POW / MIA Memorial (dedicated in 2005), repairs to the Medal of Honor Memorial, financial support to the RNC Memorial Honor Detail, and funding each July of the Concert for Heroes.

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These financial gifts have funded cemetery projects to include the purchasing of flower cones and assist in the monthly burials of our indigent and unaccompanied, homeless Veterans by the pl3I5A4825acing of a bouquet of flowers and an American flag on their final resting place.
If you are interested in supporting the Riverside National Cemetery, and want to be part of a tradition visit http://www.westcoastthunder.com/ to resister. On April 22nd registration will be available at Riverside Harley Davidson.

 

Wicks Brewery

Riverside Harley Davidson is proud to announce  that Wicks Brewing Co will be at our Shamrockin Bash  on March 17th from 5:00- 9:00pm. If you haven’t been down to Wicks this is the perfect opportunity to taste the Inland Empires Best Microbrewery.

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They will be serving SQUIRE” Cream Ale & “BARD’S SONG” Pecan Brown Ale

 

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Wicks Brewing Co. was founded in 2013 with the sole purpose of bringing great craft beer and food to the Inland Empire in an environment that the whole family could enjoy. Our brewpub houses a beautiful 7 bbl copper brew house, which is visible from our open floor taproom and restaurant. You will often see our brewers at work creating our next batch of great craft beer! Our taproom also showcases a 6 station Brew-On-Premise (BOP) system which allows guests the opportunity to brew their own beer under the personal guidance of one of our brewers.

We feature a rotating guest tap and bottle list showcasing some of the best new craft beer and cider releases from around the country, so stop in today for a taster flight, or grab a couple growlers and fill them with you favorite Wicks Brew to take home! We know you’ll enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoyed brewing them!

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Freedom In Every Stitch

Harley Davidson jeans are not your typical pair of jeans, just like your Harley, is not a typical motorcycle. Harley Davidson products are one of a kind including their jeans. The Men’s and Women’s jeans are offered in a variety of styles, and fashion forward looks.

 

On the bike or off, Harley-Davidson jeans are a perfect fit. A wide variety of motorcycle boot cut, traditional fit, and relaxed denim jeans – all with legendary Harley-Davidson fashion and function.

Mens indigo Slim Fit Black Label Jeans  Part#99031-16vm

99031_16VMF1These Black labeled Jeans are a compromise between the skinny and straight leg styles. A small amount of stretch is added so these jeans feel comfortable with your every move.

98% Cotton, 2% elastane

metal clip on belt loop

unique left side coin pocket for rider convenience

Men’s Classic Traditional Fit Jeans Part#99030-10vm

Traditional fit jeans 99030_10VMFthat have a durable denim construction with a slimmer fit that tapers slightly at the ankle.

Dark- wash denim is 100% cotton

Classic 5 pocket style with unique left side coin pocket for rider convenience

Women’s Slim Boot Cut Mid Rise Jeans Part#99179-16vw

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The slim Boot Cut Mid Rise Jeans have a laid back, worn in look thanks to the light distressing and pocket whiskering. These jeans will flatter nearly every shape.

70% cotton 30% polyester

unique left side coin pocket

classic five pocket styling

Women’s Boot Cut Contour Mid- Rise Jeans Part#99160-16vw

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From riding the open road to dancing at rally best concert, these babies roll with whatever comes your way.

99% Cotton 1% Spandex

Classic five pocket styling

Harley and the Davidsons

“Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very own blood”

The Discovery Channel recently announced a new mini-series for 2016; Harley and the Davidsons. Based on a true story  of the men who have given people a place to belong; the series will portray the passion of two 19 year old kids who built an empire from their backyard. A few names you might remember will portray the men who built the current day American legend that is Harley Davidson.

Game of Thrones stars Michiel Huisman as Walter Davidson

  Robert Aramayo as William Harley

The Little Rascals star Bug Hall as Arthur Davidson

 

Nothing better then to watch a series that  will take America back to Milwaukee during the early 1900’s where young William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson engineered the motorcycles and later the company. The series will tell an epic story of innovation, family feuds, and the classic American legends. This rare scripted drama from Discovery Channel is set to premiere sometime this year.