Inside The Motorcycle Industry

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Suspended Knowledge
Race Tech and Motorboos Workshop recently released the Motorcycle Suspension Bible. The book is based on Race Tech's owner, Paul Thede's, wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars taught around the world. This step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make his or her bike, handle like a pro's bike. The book includes Paul's personal stories of famous dirt and road racers who were able to overcome suspension problems with his help and win races and even championships. The book provides a clear understanding of the most misunderstood aspects of motorcycle performance. It also contains step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly, as well as detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto, promising a solution to virtually any handling problem. The book retails for $34.99, and is available at Race Tech.

A Beautiful Place to Ride
Plans are underway for the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th Anniversary Weekend Celebration September 10-12, marking the beginning of construction of this beautiful 469-mile scenic by-way September 11, 1935, near Cumberland Knob, North Carolina, (MP 217) near the North Carolina and Virginia state lines. Fittingly, one of the highlights of the weekend will focus on the Parkway's automotive heritage. Created as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, the Parkway's beginnings were deeply rooted in America's new love affair with automobile travel.

Another name in the Hall
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) recently announced the seventh member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2010: three-time AMA Sidecar Racing National Champion Larry Coleman. Coleman has set land-speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats and runs his own motorcycle-industry marketing company. Coleman, and the other members of the class of 2010, will officially be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Friday, November 19, as part of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend. In addition to the induction ceremony, the weekend includes the 2010 AMA Concours d'Elegance on Saturday, November 20, featuring some of the country's most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles. The AMA Racing Championship Banquet closes out the weekend on Sunday, November 21, where AMA Racing amateur champions of all ages will be recognized for their 2010 accomplishments. The 2010 induction ceremony will take place at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

Cam it Up
Lunati has announced three new series of Voodoo aftermarket hydraulic roller camshafts to suit three Harley-Davidson engines: The Evolution big twin, the Twin Cam from 1999-2006, and the Twin Cam from 2007 to current. Each series offers three distinct characteristics: low-end torque with strong mid-range power for touring, peak horsepower, and a combination of both. The Evolution series is also available as a kit, containing valve springs, spring seats, steel retainers, and valve stem locks. In addition, all of these cams provide a distinctive new Lunati sound.