One lift is all it takes to feel the difference with the all-new Kuryakyn® Tour-Pak Lid Grips. Cast from A380 aluminum, the discreet finger-holds provide a convenient lifting point to grasp when opening Harley-Davidson® Tour-Pak lids. The sleek, unobtrusive handles blend in perfectly while providing ideal leverage to easily unlatch and open the lid in one fluent motion. Lift with one hand, load or unload with the other, and prevent prolonged abuse and eventual wear to the painted side of the Tour-Pak and lid.
Kuryakyn Tour-Pak Lid Grips are currently in stock and available in Chrome or Gloss Black finishes for ’06-’13 Harley-Davidson models equipped with King or Ultra Tour-Paks. The Lid Grip is secured by the lock mechanism bolt inside the lid, reusing the factory nut and washer for a hassle-free install. Applications for ’14-’16 Tour-Paks are coming soon, and will also be available in Chrome or Gloss Black finishes.
Tour-Pak Lid Grips for ’06-’13 King or Ultra Tour-Paks
Gloss Black Kuryakyn Tour-Pak Lid Grips for ’06-’13 King or Ultra Tour-Paks
The Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Road Glide commemorating 35 Years at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
For three-and-a-half decades bikers and music fans from around the world annually migrate to theSturgis Buffalo Chip to experience the freedom, camaraderie and world-class concerts at the legendary campground. This late-summer rite of passage is truly an experience unlike anything else. At its essence is a celebration of all-things motorcycles and live music, combining the best of both unique worlds into one epic nine-day party that almost defies description. Almost.
Buffalo Chip President Rod “Woody” Woodruff with Kuryakyn President Holger Mohr with the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Road Glide and matching Epiphone Sheraton II Guitar
2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the Buffalo Chip. To salute the milestone, Kuryakyn was presented with the honor and challenge of designing and building a custom bagger and matching Epiphone Sheraton II guitar that represents the lifestyle born from 35 years of “Rock, Rumble & Rebellion” in the Black Hills. A tall task, indeed; but with a little help from some of our friends in the industry, we took the challenge head on.
Along with more than 40 Kuryakyn products incorporated into the build, several additional brands stepped up to support the project. We sought out some killer parts from our compadres that we knew would seamlessly enhance the overall design. The end result is a harmonious mix of power and elegance that truly embodies 35 years of Rock, Rumble & Rebellion at The Chip.
Here’s a closer look at the supporting cast of brands and products donated to the project:
Bahn Tuxedo Levers Bahn’s Tuxedo Levers were a natural fit to complement the gloss black and machined textures features elsewhere in the build. Comfortable and in control.
Bahn Tuxedo Levers are available for multiple H-D models
Jim Nasi Customs JNC 23” Bagger Fender & Custom Dash Panel
Quality, fit and finish is what made Jim Nasi a longstanding custom king. The Jim Nasi Customs 23” Bagger Fender and Custom Bagger Dash are streamlined, sexy and perfect for this or any bagger project.
Jim Nasi Customs 23″ Bagger Fender provides a perfect fit
Jim Nasi Customs Bagger Dash Panel
Mustang Seats: Custom-designed Tripper Fastback Seat
The folks at Mustang Seats went big and showed off the mad skills comin’ from their crew in Massachusetts. This amazing handcrafted, completely one-off custom saddle is truly a work of art. Based off the ever-so-comfortable Tripper Fastback.
Custom one-off Mustang Tripper Fastback – handcrafted in New England USA
Performance Machine: 6 & 4 Piston Diff Bore Calipers, Contrast Cut Fork Legs
Our friends at Performance Machine provided the stopping power and a little bit of elegance in the form of their Contrast Cut Fork Legs. Their 6 Pistion Diff. Bore (front) and 4 Piston Diff. Bore (rear) Calipers sport killer looks and let this powerful beast stop on a dime.
Performance Machine provided the 6 & 4 Piston Diff Bore Calipers for pure stopping power. Great match to the Contrast Cut Lower Forks
Progressive Suspension: 444 Series Shocks
This bike rides and handles amazing. Flat out. And one of the major contributing factors is the 444 Series Shocks from Progressive Suspension. Their breakthrough Frequency Sensing Technology (FST) design dynamically adjusts dampening as you ride for complete long-haul comfort.
The 444 Series Shocks from Progressive Suspension
Roland Sands Design: Convoy Handlebars
Attitude from every angle best describes the Roland Sands Design Convoy Handlebars. Ideal hand placement and aggressive, controlled riding positioning make these one of the more functional and stylish set of bagger bars around.
Aggressive style from every sharp angle. RSD Convoy Handlebars are functional and look badass.
Xtreme Machine’s 23″ Execute wheel in Black Cut Xquisite finish pairs Xtremely well with the dual Exucute Rotors
We also owe a very special thanks to Those Dyno Guys out of Zimmerman, MN, who dialed in the motor on this beast for optimum performance. Speaking of performance, stay tuned for the next blog breaking down the complete performance package from our Performance Division, Crusher.
Sturgis Buffalo Chip owner and President Rod “Woody” Woodruff with Kuryakyn President Holger Mohr and the Buffalo Chip 35th Anniversary Road Glide and Epiphone Sheraton II Guitar
SOMERSET, WIS, MARCH 17, 2016—The Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Tour officially kicked off at Daytona Bike Week with Kuryakyn® unveiling the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 35th anniversary Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® and Epiphone® Sheraton II guitar. The stage is now set for an epic celebration honoring 35 years of freedom, motorcycles and music at the iconic venue.
The commemorative 2015 H-D Road Glide saluting 35 years of Rock, Rumble & Rebellion at the Chip
The stunning bike and guitar will be displayed at the Buffalo Chip throughout the 35th anniversary celebration held August 1-14. At the culmination of the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bash, the one-off commemorative bagger and matching six-string will be up for private sale.
“Kuryakyn has created a motorcycle masterpiece,” said Rod Woodruff. “It’s so much more than I expected. The fine attention to detail and design is remarkable, and it’s a joy to ride. There is no mistaking that the muscle and melodious grace embodied in this bike and matching Epiphone guitar clearly represent 35 years of rock, rumble and rebellion at the Buffalo Chip.”
Woody opens up the commemorative Road Glide in Daytona
Senior Designer Michael Bates led the Kuryakyn build team, working closely with the Buffalo Chip to give the stock 2015 Road Glide a complete overhaul. Close to 40 Kuryakyn parts are incorporated into the overall design, including nearly the entire collection of Tri-Line accessories for Road Glides, new satin black Teardrop Mirrors, Kinetic Grips and foot controls, L.E.D. Turn Signal Conversions and Saddlebag Extensions, and much more. A number of outside brands also stepped up to support the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion project, including Bahn™, Jim Nasi Customs, Mustang® Seats, Performance Machine®, Progressive® Suspension, Roland Sands Design®, and Xtreme Machine®.
Kuryakyn collaborated with renowned custom shop Gilby’s Street Dept. (River Falls, Wis.) to craft a paint scheme that embodies the natural rhythm and artistry behind music in order to bring the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion theme to life. Various color-matched Kuryakyn parts seamlessly blend in with the smooth satin graphite base coat. Inspired by the Epiphone Sheraton II, Gilby laid down line after line of intricate pin striping that provides a pure, organic flow throughout the entire build.
Gilby, owner of Gilby’s Street Dept. in River Falls, Wis., working his magic on the custom Epiphone Sheraton II
The horsepower is supplied courtesy of Kuryakyn’s Performance Division, Crusher. TC-24D Cams, Easy Install Adjustable Pushrods, High-Performance Lifters, plus the all-new Maverick Pro Air Cleaner and Crusader 4” Slip-Ons put approximately 93 horsepower at the rear wheel, with 113 ft/lbs of torque. The Buffalo Chip 35th anniversary Road Glide is a true performance bagger designed to rip up the streets in style.
“The response we received throughout Bike Week was remarkable,” said Kuryakyn President Holger Mohr. “We’re incredibly honored Rod and the Buffalo Chip team presented Kuryakyn with the opportunity to commemorate their legacy through a custom bike build. People love both the bike and guitar. I think our product development and design team really shocked the industry with this project, proving there’s much more to Kuryakyn than just chrome.”
More than 35 Kuryakyn parts are seamlessly worked into the overall build’s design
Kuryakyn and the Buffalo Chip are also excited to announce a media partnership with Baggers magazine of the Bonnier media group. The 35th anniversary Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Road Glide will be featured in the August issue of Baggers, which will be on newsstands during the annual August rally in the Black Hills.
Go behind the scenes of Rock, Rumble & Rebellion to access scheduled Tour appearances, additional photos, a full build list, plus video interviews with the painter Gilby and lead designer Michael Bates:
SOMERSET, WIS, FEB 25, 2016—The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, “The Largest Music Festival in MotorcyclingTM,” has teamed up with Kuryakyn® and Epiphone® to salute 35 years of “Rock, Rumble & Rebellion” at the annual August rally in the Black Hills.
To commemorate the iconic venue’s 35th anniversary in 2016, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip enlisted Kuryakyn to design and build a custom performance bagger that pays tribute to the annual convergence of motorcycle and rock ’n’ roll cultures. The Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Tour kicks off at Daytona Bike Week with a public unveiling of the custom 2015 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® and matching Epiphone Sheraton II guitar. Rally goers have two chances to get an up-close and personal look at this amazing bike and guitar. The first unveil will be at Saints & Sinners Pub on Saturday, March 5th at 4pm, and the second at Jesters Live before Creedence Clearwater Revisited takes the stage at 9pm Thursday, March 10th, both at Destination Daytona. A sneak peek of the bike can be viewed online now at www.kuryakyn.com/c/rockrumblerebellion.
“Kuryakyn’s beautiful custom bagger classically represents the 35 years of world-class music, motorcycles, freedom and camaraderie folks have experienced at the Buffalo Chip,” said Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff. “The Rock, Rumble & Rebellion theme captures a perfect expression of adventure in style. My hat is off to Kuryakyn for a job well done. We’re delighted to be represented by this leading parts and accessories manufacturer.”
At the conclusion of Daytona Bike Week, the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Road Glide and matching Epiphone guitar will hit the rally circuit before Kuryakyn ultimately hands the keys to the Buffalo Chip. The bike and guitar will serve as centerpieces of the 35th anniversary celebration held August 1-14, and will be showcased at the Buffalo Chip where both will be up for private sale.
The Rock Rumble & Rebellion theme leverages the energy and excitement that millions of bikers have experienced at the legendary campground since 1981. Kuryakyn infused an overall design aesthetic that evokes the timeless essence of motorcycles and music. From the tone-on-tone color palette, to the emphasis on pin striping and minimal use of chrome, this project also represents Kuryakyn’s evolution, as evidenced by their new product offerings and the revitalization of their brand image.
“We’re extremely thrilled to build a custom bike that represents 35 years of the biggest biker party in the world,” said Kuryakyn President Holger Mohr. “With our experience and design expertise that comes from 27 years in the industry, this collaborative project honors the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s remarkable legacy while showcasing the creative vision, versatility and fresh energy behind the Kuryakyn brand. At the end of this ride, someone will own two one-of-a-kind pieces of music and motorcycle history. Kuryakyn is incredibly honored to play a role in that.”
Daytona Bike Week attendees are invited to come out to witness the unveiling and help kick-start the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 35th Anniversary celebration. The yearlong Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Tour starts at the Saints & Sinners Pub at Destination Daytona on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4pm.
SOMERSET, WIS, FEB 3, 2016—Leading aftermarket motorcycle parts manufacturer Kuryakyn® Holdings, LLC today announced its partnership with MTX® Audio, of the MiTek® Electronics and Communications Group. The all-new Kuryakyn RoadThunder® by MTX line is a collection of high-performance motorcycle audio products that will be available exclusively through Kuryakyn.
The Kuryakyn RoadThunder® by MTX series will showcase MTX’s proven audio knowledge and innovation alongside Kuryakyn’s aesthetic motorcycle design and styling expertise. The complete line of Kuryakyn RoadThunder® by MTX accessories will debut at the upcoming V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 6-7, where industry attendees can demo products in Kuryakyn Booth #575.
“Kuryakyn is thrilled to partner with MiTek and their exceptional line of MTX Audio accessories for the motorsports industry,” said Kuryakyn VP of Brand Management Steve Veltri. “Combining two brands renowned for pushing the limits of design and technological innovation within their respective industries will undoubtedly deliver game-changing products and results. This partnership will firmly establish the footprint of both brands in the motorcycle audio segment.”
“The motorcycle accessory market is a segment that we began targeting in 2014,” said MiTek Senior VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Roberts. “Partnering with a brand like Kuryakyn allows us to reach millions of customers with a product that highlights legendary MTX performance while at the same time delivering the look and feel they expect from Kuryakyn. This is a very exciting opportunity for both our brands to showcase our leadership positions in what we each do best.”
Initial products in the Kuryakyn RoadThunder® by MTX lineup will include handlebar-mount self-amplified Sound Bars and 3-inch Speaker Pods that deliver powerful, distortion-free sound with universal mounting for bars sized 7/8” to 1-1/4” in diameter. Additionally, the Speaker Pods will be available with or without the Kuryakyn RoadThunder® by MTX Bluetooth® Audio Controller for convenient pairing to any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or mp3 player. Also featured in the Kuryakyn RoadThunder® by MTX series is a high-powered direct replacement Fairing Speaker Kit that includes two 120W 6.5” coaxial speakers and a 400W all-weather amplifier for select Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide, Street Glide and Trike models.
We love checking in with members of our worldwide dealer network and hearing about special projects going on at their shops. And when we hear the project includes Kuryakyn parts and accessories, it makes it even better!
Claus Günther over at USM Custombikes in Langenhagen, Germany, checked in to tell us about a bike that his shop brought back from the dead. Claus scored a salvaged 2004 Road Glide from California at a nice price, but the bike needed a lot of work in order to relive its glory days. As soon as the banged-up beast arrived via shipping container, Claus and the USM crew got to work.
Once the transformation was complete, the beast was barely recognizable from its former state
USM works on a lot of salvaged bikes because, as Claus says, “Most of the damaged parts are usually ones we plan on removing anyway.” The low-mileage land shark was mechanically sound, but banged up pretty good. After hours of planning and weeks in the shop, and with help in the form of some fellow Motorsports Aftermarket Group (MAG) brands, among others, the bruised and battered Harley went from the salvage yard to stunner in no time.
Kury: How did the project come about? USM: It was a good time to team up with Küryakyn and other brands to jointly build a bike that meets the current trends using a wide range of bolt-on accessories. We have been using Kuryakyn parts for a long time, since way back to the early Hypercharger days. We appreciate the constant high quality and superb fitment. I am also really impressed with the Crusher lineup. It’s a refreshing line of performance products with great style, sound and precise fitment.
Kury: How did you decide on thev combination of Kuryakyn parts to include? USM: My friend [Kuryakyn President] Holger Mohr helped me seek out the newest and most important parts. We didn’t want to overload the bike because that’s not the style for the European market.
Kury: What other brands did you incorporate into the build? USM: The Bahn brand just came fresh out of the machine; it was only natural that we showcase that line in this build to meet current zeitgeist. We really like the Bahn product line; they have a great finish, the parts are easy to install and they look awesome. Other MAG brands also thought the project was exciting and offered to help. MAG brands represented in this project are Progressive Suspension, Burly Brand and Mustang Seats, along with Kuryakyn, Crusher and Bahn.
USM: Custom Chrome Europe donated a 23-inch front wheel and also supported us with the brake discs and the wheel hub. In order to lower the rear, a Progressive Suspension air air ride was installed. In addition to looking pretty cool, the air ride also offers a very comfortable ride. The handlebars are from Burly and they adapt to the bike perfectly for great additional comfort and style. Mustang contributed the seat and we opted for their Tripper style solo. We also enjoy using Arlen Ness products. Same high quality and we have known the Ness family for decades.
Kury: Classic combination of black and chrome on the Glide. What led to that decision? USM: It’s a powerful combination. Long story short, black is always popular for motorcycle fans, and I really liked the idea of working in the new Bahn parts with the “Tuxedo” finish for a contrasting look. In the end, I think it turned out pretty nice.
The 2016 Motor Bike Expo takes place January 22 – 24 at the Veronafiere complex in Verona, Italy
Kuryakyn is thrilled to announce a return to Italy for the 2016 Verona Motor Bike Expo (MBE), held January 22-24 at the beautiful Veronafiere complex! Crusher™ will be joining Küryakyn at the display located in Pavilion 2, Booth 6B. Featured will be the latest product releases for 2016, including a host of all-new E.C.E.-approved accessories making their European debut.
“Küryakyn experienced significant international business growth and brand exposure in 2015,” said Küryakyn President Holger Mohr. “Certainly much of that progress can be attributed to a strong presence at recognized European consumer motorcycle shows and events, such as the MBE. Last year presented Küryakyn the unique opportunity to personally educate, support and extend relations with our current international dealer and distributor network. We look forward to building on that success with another strong showing for Küryakyn, Crusher and Bahn in 2016.”
In addition to new product displays from all three brands, Crusher has teamed up on a bike build project with Italy-based Otto di Cuori (ODC), an up-and-coming manufacturer of unique inverted fork systems and suspension products for Harley-Davidson® Dyna, Softail, Sportster, Street 750 and Touring models. The “Crusher-ODC Dyna” will be showcased throughout the MBE at ODC’s display located in PAVILION 1, BOOTH 7H.
Küryakyn, Crusher and Bahn brand representatives will be on hand to answer all questions from attendees. For more information on the MBE, visit www.motorbikeexpo.it.
Somerset, WI & Three Rivers, MA — Küryakyn® Holdings, LLC and Mustang® Motorcycle Products, LLC accelerate into the new year by announcing dates and locations for five Insider Summit events. This series of dynamic educational sessions will be located in convenient regional markets throughout the United States. All Insider Summits are available for Küryakyn and Mustang dealers to attend at no cost.
Insider Summit events offer an interactive look into the future of Mustang and Küryakyn in a relaxed, fun environment. Informative analysis breaking down respective product categories, powerful sales programs and dealer support services will be discussed in forum-style settings fueled by collaborative dialogue. Display bike demonstrations will showcase the latest products, while open discussions will focus on impactful best sales practices geared to engage customers and sell with confidence. This groundbreaking experience offers dealers and their parts, sales and service employees the unique opportunity to network directly with factory reps, as well as representatives from distribution partners Tucker Rocky® and Biker’s Choice®.
Insider Summits are open to all members of the Küryakyn and Mustang dealer network. Dealers interested in attending upcoming regional events can contact Jessica Lehman (jessica [dot] lehman [at] kuryakyn [dot] com / 800.843.7896) for more information or to RSVP.
Chrome Windshield Center Trim for ’15-later Road Glides, P/N 2634
Küryakyn’s Windshield Center Trim creates a unified streamlined appearance with the Windshield Side Trims (P/N 2632, Chrome; 2633, Gloss Black) to complete a clean custom transition from fairing to windshield. The center trim’s unique design does not require screws to mount. Made from durable and lightweight injection-molded ABS, the Windshield Center Trim is available in chrome or gloss black finishes for ’15-later Road Glides and Road Glide Ultras.
Ditch the dull factory honeycomb-shaped grills and refresh your inner fairing with Küryakyn’s new Tri-Line Speaker Grills. Simply pop out the old and snap in the new for a custom facelift that forms a cohesive appearance with the entire line of Tri-Line accents for Road Glide cockpits. Durable injection-molded ABS frames the stamped aluminum mesh grills that are compatible with H-D’s standard and Boom! Audio speakers. Available in chrome or gloss black outer frames with black aluminum grills for ’15-later Road Glides and Road Glide Ultras.
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