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INDIAN ANNOUNCED THE OPENING OF AN EXPERIENCE CENTRE AT ITS SPIRIT LAKE MANUFACTURING FACILITY.

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Spirit Lake factory to offer current and historic Indian Motorcycle displays and Factory Tours featuring robotics assembly processes

SPIRIT LAKE, IA (August 17, 2017) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced the opening of an Experience Centre at its Spirit Lake manufacturing facility.

Based in America’s heartland, the Spirit Lake Experience Centre is a free for motorcyclists looking to connect with the iconic American Indian Motorcycle brand.

The Indian Motorcycle Spirit Lake Experience Centre will showcase current and historic Indian motorcycles and offer complementary behind-the-scenes tours of its world-class production facility.

Visitors will observe the assembly process that’s conducted from start-to-finish with robotic machinery and witness new Indian bikes come right off the line.

The Spirit Lake Experience Centre will also serve as a venue for private events.

“As America’s first motorcycle company, we have a rich history and a loyal following of motorcyclists,” said Steve Menneto, President – Indian Motorcycle. “Right in America’s heartland, the Experience Centre not only serves as a unique destination for motorcyclists to engage with the brand, but also showcases our outstanding people who build premium motorcycles.”

Steve Menneto opened the new Experience Centre with Spirit Lake employees, friends and family members during an honorary ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Motorcyclists attending the Boji Bike Rally will have the opportunity to visit the Spirit Lake Experience Centre on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, from 9am-2pm.

The Experience Centre will be open for complementary tours on Mondays and Fridays from August 21 through to November 3, 2017.

Tours will then reopen in 2018 and will be conducted through appointments only, which can be made by calling Indian Motorcycle Spirit Lake at 712-336-6955.

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ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivalled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship.

 

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MOTORCYCLE DUI may cost woman her $35k Harley

That’s the question the Illinois Supreme Court is pondering. Petra Henderson says she paid $35,000 for her Harley-Davidson in 2010, and was still paying it off when it was seized in 2014. She argues that taking it is an “excessive fine,” prohibited by the U.S. Constitution.

“I would submit, your honor, the thing that Petra did wrong that night was exercise bad judgment,” her lawyer, James Campion, told the justices. “The facts show that she was arguing with her husband in the parking lot at 12:30 at night — of the bar — as to whether he should drive or not. Petra was the designated driver that night. Knowing that the trip was only going to be three to five minutes, she then made the decision to allow him to drive while he was intoxicated.

“For this act of hers, this bad judgment, the state feels that the taking of her valuable motorcycle … was justified,” Campion said. “We would submit that under the facts of this case, the forfeiture Petra Henderson’s motorcycle was an excessive fine, and in fact was in violation of the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

Read the whole story here, at Peoriapublicradio.org

Stuart Motorcycle,SPEED WAS A FACTOR

STUART — A 27-year-old man died  after a motorcycle crash north of the old Roosevelt Bridge, a Stuart police spokesman said.

The bridge tender called police at 2:01 a.m. to report a crash happened just north of the bridge, police Sgt. Brian Bossio said.

More: Motorcycle rider dead after crash in St. Lucie West

When police arrived they found Kyle Williams, of Jensen Beach, dead.

“It appears that speed was a factor,” Bossio said.

Bossio said Williams had been traveling north on a Kawasaki motorcycle before he left the road and crashed.

Motorcycle deputy seriously injured after being struck by a wood pallet IN Florida Keys

Two Monroe County Sheriff’s Office motorcycle deputies were injured — one seriously — after a pallet of wood flew off a passing pickup truck and hit them Thursday morning in Lower Matecumbe Key.

One of the deputies, Darren Jensen, 27, suffered a significant leg injury from the wood and had to be airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami for treatment, said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kathleen McKinney. The other deputy, Greg Korzen, 43, was taken to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier for treatment, but his injuries were not as severe as the one suffered by his colleague.

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 http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/article184963618.html

New trial date set for of Twin Peaks biker after jury deadlocked

WACO, Texas (KWTX) After a mistrial was declared last week, a spring 2018 trial date has been set for the first defendant to go on trial in the deadly Twin Peaks shootout.

The retrial date for Christopher “Jake” Carrizal, 36, will be April 2, the court coordinator for Waco’s 54th District Court said.

“We’ll be ready,” McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said Tuesday.

Attempts to reach Carrizal’s attorney, Casie Gotro, were unsuccessful.

A mistrial was declared in the case after the jury couldn’t come to any agreement on the three gang-related charges on which Carrizal was indicted in connection with the 2015 biker shootout at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant.

“At the end of the day they couldn’t, there wasn’t enough evidence that the Dallas Chapter, and specifically Jake Carrizal, had committed any violence against any person that wasn’t self-defense,” Gotro said Friday in response to the ruling.

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http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Date-set-for-new-trial-of-Twin-Peaks-biker-after-jury-deadlocked-in-first-457523983.html

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into home

A 49-year-old Harley rider who crashed into a house earlier this month in northwest Houston died Saturday from injuries, he sustained after he slammed into a brick house.

He was rushed to the Hospital where he held on until Saturday at which time he was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released.

The investigation is still ongoing, but police said it’s believed alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Motorcycle-rider-dies-after-crashing-into-house-12352939.php?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Biker_Dad

Motorcycle and School Bus Tangle

Exact details where not fourth coming but this is what we do know. One student and two staff members were on board the yellow Southeast Delco School District bus at the time, the district said in a prepared statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the motorcycle driver and to all those affected by this accident,” the district said.

No word yet on the condition of the biker.

Twin Peaks Biker Trial ends in Mistrial

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A mistrial was declared Friday afternoon in the trial of the first Twin Peaks shootout defendant after jurors reached consensus on one of three counts late Friday morning, but told the judge they could not agree on the other two.

Jurors sent a note to the judge at around 11:15 a.m. that said there was no chance they could reach a verdict on the other two counts against Jacob Carrizal, 35.

The mistrial was declared two years to the day after Carrizal and 96 other bikers arrested on the day of the shootout were named in the first round of indictments handed up in the case.

Carrizal, the president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, is accused of directing activities of a street gang, engaging in organized criminal activity with the underlying offense of murder and engaging in organized criminal activity with the underlying offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the May 17, 2015 shootout that left nine bikers dead and more than 20 injured.

The note said some jurors are willing to wait…..

Read More   http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/McLennan-County-Courthouse-ready-for-Twin-Peaks-Trial-450028163.html

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