On a mission to inject more fun, attitude and a little rebellion into the holidays, Harley-Davidson introduces the company’s new online Gift Guide.The guide is packed full of items that will put more Harley into your holidays – from riding accessories to the latest in cutting-edge motorcycle fashions and apparel that will bring out the “bad-ass” in anyone, including jackets, hats, collectibles and tech and audio toys, with most gifts priced under $100 and many under $50.Karen Davidson (Creative Director, General Merchandise, Harley-Davidson Motor Company) says: “Gift giving should fuel your holiday spirit, not drain it, so we want to help shoppers break out of the gift rut and find something cool for everyone on their list.“You don’t have to ride to love getting something from Harley-Davidson. Our Gift Guide is a selection of the season’s most wanted items – gifts that automatically up the cool factor and are truly fun to both give and get.”Great Gifts for Everyone on your Naughty ListHere are some of the holiday gift ideas from Harley-Davidson’s online Gift Guide.For the RiderGet your undies in a bundle with Shrink Sacks (P/N 90200719, $17.95). Simply load the bag with soft goods, seal it, roll it to evacuate the air and the compressed Shrink Sack occupies a fraction of the luggage space.After a wash give your bike a blow with the Harley-Davidson HOG Blaster Motorcycle Dryer (P/N 94651-09, $124.95). This powerful device produces a stream of warm air to cut drying time by up to 75 percent and reduce annoying water spots and drips from hard-to-reach places.Feel the quality in this H-D/Snap-On Compact Tool Kit (P/N 94684-00A, $219.95) developed specifically for Harley-Davidson by Snap-On to perform the most functions with the least amount of tools and weight.For HimKnock back your favorite holiday libations with a Set of Four Shot Glasses (P/N 96839-14V, $30). Each 2-oz. shot glass features a unique seasonal graphic and is dishwasher safe.The men’s Genuine Buffalo Plaid Flannel Shirt (P/N 96586-14VM, starting at $70) is made from 100 percent cotton flannel with snap front and cuffs, a snap down collar and embroidered graphics. Available in S – 5XL sizes.Built for business, the black leather and vinyl Rider Briefcase (P/N 93300092, $249.95) holds most 17-inch laptops and fits into hard Harley saddlebags.Made from embossed leather with a detachable 19-in. heavy-duty metal chain, the Bar & Shield Logo Tri-Fold Biker Wallet (P/N 99449-06V, $50) keeps your jingle safe.For HerThe new women’s Kenlee Packable Puffer Jacket (P/N 97595-14VW, starting at $135) knocks the wind out of old man winter with its polyester/nylon body and warm 100 percent polyester fill. Available in XS – 3W sizes.Cozy up in comfort this season with the women’s Plaid Flannel Lounge Pant (P/N 96057-14VW, $40). Made from 100 percent cotton flannel with an elastic waist and printed metallic graphics on the left hip. Available in XS – 2XL sizes.More Holiday “PINspiration” – And a Chance to WinHarley-Davidson also debuts the first-of-its-kind naughty list everyone will want to be on this holiday season: #HDNAUGHTYLIST and new Pinterest pinboard. The pinboard features hip holiday gifts as well as 2014 bikes, Vintage Harley-Davidson and Dark Custom items, and parts and accessories to customize rides.Starting November 26 and running through December 24, people can create their own #HDNAUGHTYLIST pinboard with items that appeal to their rebellious spirit. Harley-Davidson will pick nine weekly winners at the $25-$200 level and one $10,000 grand prize winner. No purchase necessary, visit pinterest.com/harleydavidson for more information and details on how to enter.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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Hello and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!