Motorcycle Industry Lost Bob Le Para - Inside The Industry

You Will Be Missed
The American motorcycle industry recently lost one of its icon's with the passing of Bob Le Pera. Bob had a passion for making the finest handcrafted Harley seats his way-no excuses-and never strayed from the ideals that proved so rewarding to him. He always strived to do what was best for the industry and held the customers best interest as the foundation for his work. From the beginning Bob instilled his exemplary work ethics and attention to every last detail to his kids, Bob Jr. and Christine. Bob Jr. for the past 24 years and Christine for the past 20 years have worked side by side with Bob. As a family they have built what has become one of the most respected names in the industry.

Together Bob Jr. and Christine will continue to keep Bob's passion, work ethic and dreams alive, preserving every bit of history that he started with his bare hands back in 1972.

...and Two become One
Recently Ron Paugh, President of Paughco Inc., and Duncan Keller, founder and CEO of Yankee Engineuity, announced that Paughco will assume all rights to YE products and processes. Keller will continue to provide essential input as Director of Product Development for the YE lineup. All manufacturing, warehousing and distribution and sales of the exclusive collection will be brought under the Paughco roof in Carson City, Nevada. Keller established Yankee Engineuity as a premier manufacturer of superior quality "Modular Platform" accessories for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Essentially that means most of YE components allow pieces to be added and removed to accept a variety of other accessories and fitments. From base clamps, engine mounts and gauge cups to coil cover/brackets and a collection of problem solvers and unique custom accessories, Yankee Engineuity lineup is going to provide a new dimension to Paughco.

I'll buy that for $1.00
When it hurts to ride, it's not fun anymore. Enjoy riding again by selecting your style of comfort from over 100 pages of the highest quality seats for Harley-Davidson models in the new Mustang Seats catalog. Best of all, the catalog only costs a buck. Seats range from Mustang's sleek DayTripper style to the company's wide, Touring seats with adjustable, removable driver backrests. The Mustang Seats website includes mounting suggestions plus seats for Victory models as well--all proudly made in the USA.

Hurry Up And Win
Sharpe, a leader in paint spraying equipment for the professional automotive refinish market, recently announced the unveiling of the newly finished $25,000 Razor motorcycle - part of the Razor Gun Custom Bike Sweepstakes. The bike was designed and painted by one of the industry's top painters, Justin Barnes of JB Graphix. You may have seen some of Barnes' work on the Discovery Channel's American Chopper. You can learn more about the bike and how you can enter to win it by visiting the Sharpe website, but hurry the contest ends 3/31/09.