Visit Küryakyn at European Bike Week 2015

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Küryakyn is heading back to Austria for Europe’s biggest and baddest biker rally! We’re making the trip across the pond to European Bike Week in Faaker See, Austria. Join us and more than 100,000 other riders as we rally around Lake Faak!

We’ll be located in the Bikers Power Village from 9/5/2015 – 9/13/2015. Visit with expert Küryakyn personnel and see our latest products on display and also available for purchase. Also be sure to check out the new exhaust and air cleaner options from Küryakyn’s Performance Division, Crusher. If you are a Harley Owners Group member with valid ID card, stop by the Küryakyn display with Clocktower Harley-Davidson (H-D Graz) at Biker’s Power Village and receive 5% discount on all purchases.

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Küryakyn will be sponsoring the Area 1 Custom Bike Show hosted by Biker’s Power magazine on Thursday, September 10, which will be located at Area 1 village.

Küryakyn will also be sponsoring the Custom Chrome Europe Ride-In Bike Show on Saturday, September 12 located at Arneitz 100 Showmeile. Both bike shows promise to showcase some amazing builds from the top builders in Europe.

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A Look Back at the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

 

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We had our largest presence to-date at the 75th annual Sturgis Rally – more than 6,000 sq. ft. of product and installation bays

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in the rearview, and the 75th Anniversary was most definitely a year to remember for Küryakyn. Just prior to the rally we inked a landmark sponsorship deal with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, which marked the largest agreement of its kind between an aftermarket motorcycle parts manufacturer and the legendary campground. An estimated 800,000 bikers made their way to the annual Black Hills bash to salute the Sturgis Rally’s 75th birthday, and we had a blast catching up with old friends, meeting new friends and painting the town Küryakyn red! We can’t wait for the 2016 iteration, but first let’s take a look back on a Sturgis Rally to remember.

Motorcycles As Art: The Naked Truth
Our presence at the Buffalo Chip during the 75th also included supporting Michael Lichter’s annual effort to showcase the top bike builders in the world. The annual “Motorcycles As Art” exhibit is a favorite among rally attendees, and this year did not disappoint as “The Naked Truth” exposed dozens of gorgeous two-wheeled specimens in raw, bare-bones beauty.

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World-renowned moto-photographer Michael Lichter introduces this year’s Motorcycles As Art exhibit to attendees of the Buffalo Chip’s annual Industry Party

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2015 Sturgis FXR Show
On Sunday Sturgis City Park was the site of the 2015 Sturgis FXR Show, an annual cult favorite among the FXR faithful. With more than 100 bikes lined up in the Sturgis sun, there was definitely enough classic eye candy on hand to please any moto-enthusiast. Küryakyn has been supporting this event for the past few years, and this year Crusher Performance also stepped up to support this grassroots Milwaukee iron showcase.

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A custom FXRT entry running the Küryakyn Smoke L.E.D. Taillight Conversion

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The timeless hot rod-styled Küryakyn Hypercharger Air Cleaner on this clean candy-apple red FXR

 

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A clean FXR entry sporting the classic Küryakyn ISO-Grips

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Plenty of donations poured in for the FXR Show prizes – including the Crusher Maverick Air Cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easyriders and Road Iron Bike Show
Just west on Lazelle that same afternoon, the Easyriders and Road Iron Magazines Bike Show was held at the Easryriders Saloon. All entrants displayed some amazing builds that ran the gamut from bagger to pro street to chopper, and Crusher was on hand to supply gift certificates to the winners. The eclectic mix of customs kept the Easyriders courtyard abuzz all afternoon.

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Easyriders and Road Iron held their shows simultaneously for an eclectic mix of tail-dragging baggers and custom chops

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TOL Designs scored a trifecta: 1st place in the Radical Bagger, Best Bagger, and Old School classed at the Easyriders/Road Iron Show

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The Easyriders Best of Show selection was a crazy, unique custom hardtail chopper that defies physics

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The “Star-Trike” — literally where no (other) man has gone before on a motorcycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride
One of the highlights of this year’s rally was taking part in the annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride. Küryakyn was thrilled to be part of this amazing event that benefits the Black Hills Special Olympics. With major star power ranging from famous builders to big screen personalities, the ride brings out the true generosity of the biker culture. We can’t wait to see what next year brings.

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Buffalo Chip emcee Chris McGee (center) kicks off the Legends Ride ceremony with Kuryakyn VP of Brand Management Steve Veltri (left) and President Holger Mohr (right)

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Küryakyn VP of Brand Management Steve Veltri signs the custom Epiphone guitar prior to the auction

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The stars of the show – the Black Hills Special Olympians take the stage in Deadwood

Bikes line the staging area outside of the Silverado-Franklin Hotel & Casino

Bikes line the staging area outside of the Silverado-Franklin Hotel & Casino

 

John Shope congratulates the winning bidder on the Dirty Bird Concepts Indian Chieftain - sold for $62,000

John Shope with the winning bidder on the Dirty Bird Concepts Indian Chieftain – sold for $62,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perewitz Custom Paint Show
Later that week on Wednesday the Perewitz Custom Paint Show took over Easyriders Saloon. The pictures below hardly do justice to the amazing artistry on display. We sponsored the Perewitz show at Daytona Bike Week, which featured some amazing builds so we knew what to expect. We didn’t think it was possible, but the Sturgis crop of custom-painted iron proved to be equally as jaw dropping.

First place in the Perewitz Sturgis Custom Paint Show

First place in the Perewitz Sturgis Custom Paint Show

The Crusher Velociraptor Air Cleaner spotted in the show

The Crusher Velociraptor Air Cleaner spotted in the show

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Küryakyn Alley Cat Air Cleaner on a custom Kawasaki Vaquero

Throwing a nod back to the choppers of the '70s

Throwing a nod back to the choppers of the ’70s

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A fine example of the custom paint jobs on display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakota Heritage Ride
Wrapping up our sponsorships at the 75th was a great ride for an even better cause – Throttle Girl’s Lakota Heritage Ride hosted by the Buffalo Chip. Hundreds of bikers came together as the week wound down to raise money for the Pine Ridge Reservation’s nonprofit organization One Spirit.

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Throttle Girl with the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation of the Lakota Tribe

 

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The Kury Crew with Throttle Girl back at The Chip

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Throttle Girl and co. explain the reason behind the mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kury Crew members Tammie, Will and Chris, along with all ride participants, left their handprints on the Lakota teepee as a symbol of unity

 

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New Air Cleaners for Star Stryker, V Star 1300 Models

SOMERSET, WIS., AUG 25—Old school and new school collide with Küryakyn’s trio of high-flow air cleaner offerings for Star Motorcycles. The timeless, hot rod-styled Hypercharger and top-selling Alley Cat and Velociraptor Air Cleaners are now available for ’11-later Stryker and ’07-later V Star 1300 models. All kits include necessary hardware for installation.

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Küryakyn Standard Hypercharger for Star Motorcycles Stryker and V Star 1300

Standard Hypercharger Air Cleaner
The classic Standard Hypercharger set the benchmark for performance nearly three decades ago and continues to be a favorite for bikers around the world. Vacuum-operated butterflies intensify the hot rod style at open throttle, while improved airflow boosts horsepower and performance. Hypercharger kits include a Küryakyn-designed lifetime-warrantied K&N filter element and are available in chrome body, trap door and butterflies for Stryker and V Star 1300 models.

MSRP: $289.99 http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/4995/standard-hypercharger8482

 

Kuryakyn Alley Cat Air Cleaner

Küryakyn Alley Cat Air Cleaner for Star Motorcycles Stryker and V Star 1300

Alley Cat Air Cleaner
Küryakyn’s high-flowing, end-breathing Alley Cat Air Cleaner supports large engine builds with a slim design that minimizes interference with legroom. The Alley Cat throws a nod toward modern muscle car styling with a knock-off end cap and spoked outer cage design that exposes a stainless steel screen insert. The Küryakyn-designed K&N filter element breathes from the top as well as around the perimeter of the filter to block debris from entering the high-flow parabolic curved entry to the throttle body. Available in chrome for Stryker and V Star models.

MSRP: $309.99 – $319.99 http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/4998/alley-cat-air-cleaner

 

Kuryakyn Velociraptor Air Cleaner

Küryakyn Velociraptor Air Cleaner for Star Motorcycles Stryker and V Star 1300

Velociraptor Air Cleaner
The Velociraptor Air Cleaner features a clean, old school design. Unlike most velocity stack intakes, the Velociraptor utilizes a stainless steel screen and specially designed K&N filter element to block debris. This small, stylish package includes a “super ring” insert that adds a smooth appearance to the area surrounding the mounting bolts and delivers vastly improved airflow versus stock units. The Velociraptor is available in chrome or gloss black finishes for Stryker and V Star 1300 models.

MSRP: $229.99 http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/4999/velociraptor-air-cleaner

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Küryakyn Quantum Air Cleaner Cover

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SOMERSET, WIS., AUGUST 19—The all-new Quantum Air Cleaner Cover from Küryakyn delivers a quick and easy custom upgrade at a fraction of the cost for a complete air cleaner swap.

The Quantum Air Cleaner Cover is a direct replacement for stock filter covers and backing plates on ’14-later Harley-Davidson Touring models (except CVO), and is also compatible with Screamin’ Eagle Stage 1 Air Cleaner Kits. Radical styling enhancements are achieved from the sculpted three-dimensional inserts and enlarged intake openings with stainless steel screens that block debris and provide improved airflow to the filter. Legroom is maintained thanks to a slim, contoured design that measures in at 8-1/2” in diameter by 3” wide. Made from lightweight and durable injection-molded ABS, the Quantum features simple bolt-on installation reusing the stock mounting screw.

The Quantum Air Cleaner Cover is currently available in chrome with gloss black versions coming soon for all ’14-later Electra Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings, Street Glides and Trikes with stock or Screamin’ Eagle Stage 1 Air Cleaner Kits.

Küryakyn P/N 8417: Quantum Air Cleaner Cover, Chrome — $99.99
Küryakyn P/N 8414: Quantum Air Cleaner Cover, Gloss Black (Coming Soon) — $99.99

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Mike Shell Joins Küryakyn As National Development Manager

SOMERSET, WIS., AUG. 13—Küryakyn® Holdings LLC., a leading manufacturer of premium motorcycle parts and accessories, is thrilled to announce the addition of industry veteran Mike Shell as National Development Manager. In this new position Shell will power the growth and organization of Küryakyn’s national brand representative force, further strengthening the company’s ability to provide unmatched dealer and distributor support services.MikeShell-Kury

Shell brings more than 25 years of industry experience through various dealer development and sales roles, most recently serving as VP of Acquisitions and Operations for Big Iron Sports, LLC. Shell spent more than a decade with Polaris® Industries where he successfully propelled the company by surpassing dealer acquisition goals for Indian® and Victory®, as well as the company’s line of ORV and electric vehicles. Prior to his time with Polaris, Shell held various dealer operations and sales managerial positions with Indian Motorcycle Group, Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Company, and Bombardier® Recreational Products.

“With nearly three decades of experience in the powersports business honoring multiple OEM brands, I am thrilled to embark in a new direction,” said Shell. “As a passionate, lifelong rider of both on- and off-road vehicles, I could not be more excited to enter the aftermarket side of the industry as a part of the dynamic Küryakyn Team.”

“Küryakyn has experienced significant growth since launching the NXT 25 Program in 2014,” explains VP of Brand Management Steve Veltri. “We’ve been fortunate to add vital new team members who are true enthusiasts that believe in Küryakyn’s mission and vision going forward. Mike Shell is no exception. He has a passion for two wheels, and his proven track record of building strong partnerships while developing brand awareness will be a tremendous asset for our team. Mike will lead the charge to ensure we receive new business growth for all of our brands through day-to-day dealer and distributor communications, as well as representative training and management.”

Additional key openings are also available at the Wisconsin-based aftermarket giant, including design and engineering positions in the Product Development department, as well as business development, brand representative and call center tech positions in Sales. Be part of the NXT 25 initiative by joining a passionate team of enthusiasts fueled by creativity and collaboration. If you think you have what it takes, visit www.kuryakyn.com/careers today.

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Crusher Maverick Air Cleaner For Harley-Davidsons Now Available

Crusher Maverick Air Cleaner in Chrome

Crusher Maverick Air Cleaner in Chrome

Designed to deliver an aggressive appearance with high-flowing performance, the all-new Maverick Air Cleaner for Harley-Davidson™ Big Twin and Sportster models is now available from Crusher™, the Performance Division of Küryakyn™.

The air cleaner cover shares the same styling attributes as Crusher’s flagship Maverick Series slip-on mufflers and 2-into-2 full exhaust systems. The air cleaner kit features a high-flow K&N™ filter element with lifetime warranty that’s semi-exposed by an aggressively designed cover machined from high-quality forged aluminum. A stainless steel mesh screen insert provides additional styling and protection from debris, and the high-flow radiused inlet to the throttle body on the die-cast back mounting plate delivers significantly improved airflow versus stock units.

The Crusher Maverick Air Cleaner is available in Satin Black or Chrome finishes topped off with a brushed stainless steel badge embossed with the Crusher logo. Full kits include a K&N high-flow filter element, mounting brackets, and all hardware necessary for installation on the following Harley-Davidson applications: 1991-’15 XL models, ’93-’99 Evo Big Twins with CV carb, ’99-’15 Twin Cams with CV carb or Delphi EFI, and all ’08-’15 Touring/Trike models.

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Satin Black Maverick Air Cleaner Kit MSRP: $359.99

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Chrome Maverick Air Cleaner Kit MSRP: $359.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*For more information on specific fitment and pricing, visit:
http://www.crusherperformance.com/crusher-performance/crusher-maverick-air-cleaner

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Küryakyn Ramps Up Sturgis Rally Presence for the 75th

Kuryakyn and Crusher Performance at the 2014 Sturgis Rally

After last year’s roaring debut of their Performance Division, Crusher™, Küryakyn® accelerates into the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally® with its largest presence to-date in the Black Hills. Two Küryakyn trucks and one Crusher truck will open at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City on July 25, offering more than 5,500 square feet of product displays and installation bays.

Dozens of new items from Küryakyn and Crusher will debut in Sturgis this year, with special product and install promotions posted daily. Rally-goers can take advantage of great onsite installation specials by appointment, or roll right on through the popular Express Lane for quick, bolt-on installs. Visit the trucks on Thursday, August 6 for a daylong Anniversary Party to help Küryakyn salute the 75th with prize giveaways, sales specials and product demos. Crusher and Küryakyn can also be found in downtown Sturgis at the co-branded truck and display with J&P Cycles® located at their all-new store on Lazelle.

Ride, Bike Show & Event Sponsorships: Küryakyn’s reach is extending far beyond vendor venues with the recent announcement of the three-year strategic sponsorship with the Buffalo Chip. As part of that agreement, Küryakyn is proud to announce participation in the 8th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Legends Ride benefitting the Black Hills Special Olympics. The star-studded ride on August 3 departs Deadwood and ends at the Chip for a riders-only reception and viewing of Michael Lichter’s annual Motorcycles As Art Exhibit, which is also supported by Küryakyn and Crusher. On August 6 at the Chip, Küryakyn will be backing daredevil Doug “Danger” as he attempts a 22-car jump in the Evel Knievel Thrill Show on Evel’s vintage 1972 H-D XR-750. Küryakyn has also pledged support and participation in the Lakota Heritage Ride & Celebration hosted by Throttle Girl on August 7. The ride starts at the Chip and benefits the Lakota children of Pine Ridge Reservation and One Spirit© food programs.

Bike shows abound in the Black Hills, and for the third year in a row Küryakyn will be at historic Sturgis City Park supporting the FXR Motorbike Show on August 2. That same day Crusher will reward the winners of the Easyriders™ Bike Show at the Easyriders Saloon, where on August 5 Küryakyn will be supporting and providing prizes to the skilled artisans in the Perewitz Custom Paint Show.

Come out and show your support for these great events and countless others. The 75th annual Black Hills bash is sure to be a rally for the record books, and Küryakyn hopes to see you there! If you can’t make it, follow #THEXKURSION to Sturgis via Küryakyn’s Facebook and on Instagram @kuryakyn.

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Küryakyn Announces Strategic Brand Alliance with Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Somerset, Wis., June 17— Küryakyn Holdings, LLC™, a leading manufacturer of premium motorcycle accessories, is proud to announce the signing of a landmark three-year strategic sponsorship with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, site of the “Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling.” The agreement is effective immediately and runs through the 2017 Sturgis Rally, making it the longest premium sponsorship between a motorcycle aftermarket parts manufacturer and the Buffalo Chip since the campground’s founding in 1981.

“We are delighted to welcome Küryakyn to the family of premium brand sponsors of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Our brands will serve as the perfect complement to one another because, like our venue and event, Küryakyn and its brands lead the pack when it comes to innovation and quality. The ability to present Küryakyn’s exceptional line of parts and accessories at the Rally’s entertainment and activity hub will be a win for our mutual customers.”

“Being an official sponsor for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a new and tremendously exciting opportunity for Küryakyn,” said Holger Mohr, Küryakyn President. “The Buffalo Chip is an iconic destination for motorcycle enthusiasts around the world. The sponsorship will allow us to showcase our Team culture, brands and latest products on the biggest stage in the industry. This is an entirely new way for Küryakyn to educate new customers and loyal supporters alike. With record crowds expected during the 75th, and the Buffalo Chip celebrating 35 years in 2016, it’s going to be a great ride. We’re thrilled to be part of this dynamic partnership, and we already have some impactful surprises planned that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.”

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip: The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast. Established in 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere™, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located four miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

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WHAT’S NEW WEDNESDAY: Airmaster Dark Smoke Windshield for Victory Cross Country and Magnum

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Kuryakyn Airmaster Dark Smoke Windshield for 2010-’15 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, and Magnum models.

Designed specifically for the Cross Country, Cross Country Tour and Magnum models, the all-new Küryakyn Airmaster™ Dark Smoke Windshield offers vastly improved wind protection over the OEM windshield. Measuring 10″ tall x 25″ wide, the Airmaster Dark Smoke Windshield is 1″ taller than the factory windshield for reduced head buffeting. The center air scoop has been enlarged to reduce turbulent airflow and match the sharp lines of the fairing.
Manufactured from premium hard-coated polycarbonate, these windshields will not crack or shatter. Made in the USA, the Airmaster Dark Smoke Windshield reuses factory hardware for hassle-free installation. MSRP is $149.99.
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Küryakyn Introduces Steve Veltri as VP Brand Management

SOMERSET, WIS., MAY 28—Küryakyn Holdings, LLC™, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories, has formally announced the addition of industry veteran Steve Veltri as Vice President Brand Management.

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Steve Veltri, Küryakyn Vice President Brand Management

In this new role, Veltri will be responsible for leading brand strategy development and execution for Küryakyn, its Performance Division, Crusher™, and Bahn™, the new brand of precision-machined, forged aluminum accessories. Veltri’s addition bolsters the daily implementation and long-term strategic planning of brand-specific Product Development, Marketing, Sales and Events initiatives, both foreign and domestic, while ensuring consistent messaging through all channels.

“We’re very excited and fortunate to have Steve join the Küryakyn Team,” said company President Holger Mohr. “We’ve been putting more horsepower behind three established brands that continue to evolve. Steve’s enthusiastic personality, involvement developing multiple consumer brand strategies and educating dealer and distributor networks will ensure we deliver the right message to the right audience for not only Küryakyn, but also for Crusher and Bahn.”

Currently based out of Hollister, California, Veltri earned his B.A. in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Notable industry experience includes more than 20 years with Custom Chrome, Inc., starting as Sales Representative in 1991 and eventually earning the title of Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2008. In February 2013, Veltri was hired by Küryakyn parent company Motorsports Aftermarket Group™ (MAG), serving as Director of Sales for Mustang Motorcycle Products™. Veltri was also appointed to assist as a management-level team member during the introduction of Crusher and Bahn, as well as with various sales and distribution initiatives for Küryakyn. In addition to his vast industry experience, Veltri is also an avid motorcyclist and lifelong enthusiast of the sport.

“There’s a lot of positive energy here,” said Veltri. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Küryakyn Team, a passionate group of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. We have great structure already in place within the three brands, and I’m very much looking forward to assisting with brand messaging and the continued delivery of some exceptional new products for the industry.”

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