Monster Energy Cup Makes Historic Broadcast Television Debut on FOX This October

20 09 2014

After Live Telecast on FOX Sports 2, Encore
Airs Nationally on FOX Before/After NFL

AURORA, IL – September 20, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Feld Motor Sports® today announced that the Monster Energy Cup next month from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will be history-making, becoming the first race to have national broadcast television coverage on FOX.

FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO, FOX Sports’ authenticated TV everywhere app, will carry the race live, Saturday October 18 (9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT). The next day, the race will re-air on FOX Sports 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT. A week later, Sunday, October 26,  FOX broadcast network offers a 90-minute Monster Energy Cup encore special following NFL football in most markets, while preceding football in others (check local listings).

Monster Energy Cup FOX Sports TV Schedule

    • October 18, live on FOX Sports 2 – 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT
    • October 19, re-air on FOX Sports 1 – 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT
    • October 26, FOX broadcast debut (check local listings)

Click below to watch highlights of the 2013 Monster Energy Cup

With $1 million on the line for the winner of the three Main Events, live coverage of the Monster Energy Cup on FOX Sports 2 opens with a 30-minute pre-show hosted by play-by-play announcer Ralph Sheheen, with analysts Jeff Emig and Ricky Carmichael. FOX Sports’ Jenny Taft will serve as the pit reporter.

“Not only will fans be able to once again witness live coverage from this year’s Monster Energy Cup on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports Go App, fans will be able to re-live the million-dollar-race on FOX during the October 26 broadcast,” said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports. “Positioning the Monster Energy Cup following NFL on FOX illustrates the network’s commitment to the sport with more announcements to come in the future.”

“Last year was our first-ever live race on FOX Sports 2 to a new audience, and having this year’s race on FOX in front of a national audience coming out of NFL football is not only great for my team and sponsors, but the entire sport,” said former Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey.

“We’re happy to be able to showcase the Monster Energy Cup and supercross racing in one of our strongest broadcast windows,” said Patrick Crakes, FOX Sports SVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy. “It’s a tremendous, action-packed event that continues to appeal to younger audiences.”

Stay tuned for more exciting television announcements from Feld Motor Sports and FOX Sports.

Riders will be racing for the $1 million through three 10-lap Main Events on a track designed by 15-time AMA National Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Carmichael-inspired track consists of supercross and motocross obstacles unlike any other racetrack design in the world. The staples in last year’s track including the split start, joker lane and running the track into the stands will remain but Carmichael has once again improved several items.

The riders will leave the gate on an inclined start before they split apart and race into the 180 degree bowl turns. This unique start will be 200 yards in length and will require speeds that will exceed 70 miles per hour. The joker lane will also be longer than what the riders are used to. Additionally, the Monster Energy Cup will feature the AMSOIL Arch, which is a large, 150’ sweeper turn that extends into the stands. Like years past, to keep up with the demanding nature of this one-of-a-kind track, teams are given the opportunity to use on-board communication, traction control, GPS and more.

For more information on the Monster Energy Cup, log on to www.MonsterEnergyCup.com.  For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig dhartwig@feldinc.com or 630-566-6305. To follow the Monster Energy Cup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram log on to www.Facebook.com/VegasMECup; www.Twitter.com/VegasMECup; www.Instagram.com/MonsterEnergyCup.com.

Tickets for the 2014 Monster Energy Cup can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, UNLVtickets outlets, online at www.UNLVtickets.com, www.MonsterEnergyCup.com,  or by phone at (702) 739-FANS. Tickets will be available at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office on the day of the event only.

About Feld Motor Sports

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®.  Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit  www.feldentertainment.com.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets.  Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships.  FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1; FOX Sports 2; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports.  In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com, Scout.com and Yardbarker.com.  Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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Little Guy Mirrors Apple’s Timing with myPod Relaunch

20 09 2014

Hi-Tech Camper Sleeps 2 and can be towed with a motorcycle.

MASSILLON, OH, September 20, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Drivers may never have seen a tiny Smart car towing a camper trailer, but thanks to the new MyPod line that was recently launched by Little Guy they soon will. The teardrop trailer’s design uses an innovative aluminum frame and pure fiberglass body, with the B@sic model tipping the scale south of a mere 450lbs. and boasting a tongue weight around 60 lbs. Since the trailer is lightweight and has a small profile, it is perfect for anyone who owns a smaller vehicle but still wants to take along a camper for trips.

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Little Guy makes the myPod in two models to suit customers’ needs: B@sic and M@x. The budget-friendly B@sic has an MSRP that starts at just $6,875, which does not include the cost of shipping and preparation work performed by the dealer. The camper comes with a full size bed inside, providing sleeping arrangements for two people. Also included as standard equipment are LED interior lights for a bright yet economical way to illuminate the interior at night. Owners can keep the sun out and maintain privacy with the standard vinyl blinds. Buyers also enjoy a variety of exterior paint colors, with white, silver, red, black and blue available as stock options, while custom colors can be had through special order. Adding to the convenience is a Power Package that includes multiple 12v and 110v electrical outlets in the teardrop trailer’s interior, porch lights, a dual directional three-speed roof fan, 25-foot power cord, and 30-amp inlet. With the Power Package, the battery for the trailer charges whenever it is connected to shoreline power on the tow vehicle.

Upgrading to the myPod M@x comes with even more benefits. The starting MSRP is $7,995, which does not include the shipping and dealer preparation fees. On top of the standard features included in the B@sic model, owners enjoy an air conditioning unit that comes already installed, which is a tremendous value during the hot summer months. Another big benefit is the standard Entertainment Package, which includes a 19-inch television and speakers securely mounted inside the camper.

The new Little Guy myPod M@x is the perfect size for towing with a smaller vehicle, without sacrificing interior comfort for two people. Both models have a measured width from fender to fender of just 74 inches, an exterior height of 61 inches, and an overall length of 11 feet. The inside width of the myPod model measure 60 inches.  The interior height measures 41 inches, and the length comes in at 77 inches. The trailer’s GAWR (axle rating) totals 2,200 lbs. and the entire MyPod rides on 13-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 175/80/D13 tires.

The crew at Little Guy says “We’re very excited to launch the new myPod models. Their lightweight frame is perfect for any automobile, even something as small as a trike or a smart car. This line has quickly become a big hit with our customers and we’re eager to see more of them on the road.” More information about the myPod, and options available, can be found at golittleguy.com or by calling 1-877-545-4897.

Little Guy was founded back in 2002. What started as a small operation in a garage quickly exploded into a booming business with a full-blown manufacturing facility and worldwide network of dealers. Today, the company produces 17 different trailer models it says are the most economical, identifiable and modern teardrops on the market.

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GBC Motorsports Heading Out to Camp RZR East

19 09 2014

ANAHEIM, CA – September 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports NEwswire) – GBC Motorsports is heading out to Camp RZR East at Brimstone Recreation in Huntsville, TN September 19-21. Polaris’ annual event brings RZR owners and SXS enthusiasts together for a weekend of riding, competition and entertainment.

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This year, Polaris is hosting Camp RZR East and Camp RZR West to accommodate fans across the country. Camp RZR East is being held this weekend at Brimstone Recreation, with Camp RZR West taking place October 31-November 2 in Glamis. Camp RZR offers open riding, demos of 2015 Polaris models, fun competitions, free food and giveaways, and live music and entertainment. Click here for more event information.

GBC Motorsports is a proud supporter of Camp RZR and will be on hand this weekend with a full lineup of SXS tires on display. GBC representative Kory Ellis will also be out riding the Brimstone trails in a 2015 Polaris RZR 900S, which comes standard issue with GBC Dirt Commander tires.

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Learn more about GBC Motorsports ATV and SXS tires by visiting www.GBCMotorsports.com, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

About GBC Motorsports

GBC Motorsports has been building ATV tires for over 30 years. Manufactured under the Greenball name initially, in 1995, GBC Motorsports was formed to focus on bringing to the ATV and Powersports market performance tires for every riding style. GBC Motorsport’s passion is to provide the highest quality, best value,  and most innovative performance tires to the Powersports enthusiast.

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A friend in need – back on two wheels.

19 09 2014

Hello my industry friends.

Brandon Hochman is like many other motorcyclists. Into all sorts of bikes. The guy has a mind like many motorcyclists – and when he lost his dog it broke his heart. So he decided to do something about it. Combining his passion for riding and marketing savvy from years of snowboard competition (Brandon was in the first 2 X-Games), entrepreneurial spirit (as the owner of PETaPOTTY) and sense of adventure he struck out on a customized Sportbike to spread the word to chip your pets. His pain became his message to encouraged dog owners to chip and register their best friends, so they would not suffer the same fate he did. ride4humanity.com is the result.

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After a successful ride from Los Angeles to New York City, Brandon was set for the return trip and more weeks of adventure on two wheels. Unfortunately, his custom 2006 Suzuki GSXR was stolen a scant three hours before his slated departure. Brandon has holed up in Brooklyn for three weeks hoping that the unique machine would pop up, and despite some attention from the local police department, there are no strong leads.

Indian Motorcycle is proud to loan Brandon a new 2015 Indian Roadmaster to head back home. Brandon will depart on Monday the 29th, and will travel in style and comfort on the most luxurious motorcycle to bear the Indian brand.

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Brandon has been leaning on the kindness of friends, pet lovers and strangers as he crosses the country to spread the word by couch surfing and staying in guest rooms. You can follow his adventure via – Facebook.com/ride4

Please find attached a press release from Brandon, as well as images of his stolen motorcycle. Individuals with leads or information on the custom 2012 Suzuki GSXR should contact the NYPD 90th Pct. – Detective unit at (718) 963-5368  As a friend in the industry – I personally ask you to spread the word and help bust the scum-sucking punk thieves.

Brandon has a unique story, and is available for interviews via brandonhochman@gmail.com.

Thanks for your attention, and for helping tell one motorcyclists story. Have a great weekend – and chip your pet while you are at it! Unless it’s a goldfish, that would be overkill.

Robert Pandya
External Relations Manager
Indian Motorcycle

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Held to Launch 2015 Collection at 2014 AIMExpo

19 09 2014

ALISO VIEJO, CA – September 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Held USA will be launching the all new 2015 collection at AIMExpo, held October 16-19 in Orlando, FL. Attendees will be able to see the complete lineup of Held motorcycle apparel, gloves and luggage.

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Held USA will be at AIMExpo with the full 2015 collection on display.

  • Held USA will be launching its 2015 collection at AIMExpo.
  • Attendees can see the full line of motorcycle apparel, gloves and luggage.

Held USA will be set up at AIMExpo booth #921. Held representatives from the USA and Germany will be present to answer questions about Held’s premium motorcycle gloves, pants, jackets, protection, and bags and luggage, while also offering fittings. Made from the finest and some of the most unique materials available, Held products are built to accommodate a wide range of motorcyclists. Learn more about Held gloves, apparel and bags at HeldUSA.com.

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Held representatives from the US and Germany will be on hand
to answer questions and assist in glove and apparel fittings.

More on AIMExpo 2014

  • Open to the General Public October 18-19
  • America’s first combined trade, media and consumer powersports event
  • Located at the Orange County Convention Center in destination city Orlando, FL
  • See the latest and greatest from more than 450 exhibitors and manufacturers
  • Get a first look at the 2015 Held collection
  • Meet Held representatives and try on gear!
  • Buy tickets at www.AIMExpoBuyTickets.com
  • Learn more at www.AIMExpoUSA.com

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For more information about Held USA, visit HeldUSA.com. Join the Held USA community online on Facebook, and follow @SchuberthNA on Twitter. You can also connect on Instagram and YouTube.

About Held

Best known worldwide for their award-winning glove lines, Held also designs and manufactures premium motorcycle safety gear, utilizing the highest quality materials and armour. Held’s innovations include being the first equipment manufacturer to implement naturally abrasion-resistant kangaroo and sting ray leathers in its products, the first to use a special inside stepped seam to eliminate seam discomfort, and the first manufacturer to use a titanium knuckle cover on their gloves.

About Schuberth North America

In 2010, Schuberth GmbH opened the North American sister office in Aliso Viejo, California and continues to grow its exclusive dealer network for motorcycle products in the U.S. and Canada. Additional business segments work directly with law enforcement departments on the motor officer and crowd control products and with IndyCar and NASCAR teams on the auto racing helmets. In 2014, Schuberth North America also assumed U.S. distribution for German apparel and glove manufacturer Held.

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2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

19 09 2014

DIAMOND BAR, CA – September 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $152,000 to 61 individuals this year. This includes 44 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 17 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Ohio Technical College for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Recipients of these scholarships will be entering into the disciplines of Automotive Engineering & Technology, Automotive Aftermarket, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering & Design, Automotive Machinist, and Public Affairs/Administration.

More than $2 million has been awarded to over 1,000 deserving students since the program’s establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket career.

The online application for next year’s awards will be accepted November 3, 2014 through April 1, 2015 at www.sema.org/scholarship.

For questions or additional information, please contact SEMA Education Manager Juliet Marshall by phone at 909/978-6655 or email julietm@SEMA.org.

2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

  • Tyler W. Bagby, Johnson County Community College
  • Damian T. Begler, School of Automotive Machinists
  • Brandon J. Belcher, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Brenden D. Bungert, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Alexis Art Cadiao, Mira Costa College (Steve Woomer Award)
  • Ryan A. Call, Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Trevor A. Chaney, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Dalyn M. Cirac, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Austin T. Ellis, Colorado School of Mines
  • Lee S. Engelhardt, Northwood University
  • Sara J. Erhart, Wyoming Technical Institute (SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Award)
  • Chester L. Fisher, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Justin L. Furman, Washtenaw Community College
  • Matthew Fusco, Northwood University
  • Hugo Hernandez, California State University-Northridge (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Austin W. Hiebert, McPherson College (John Menzler & Hot Rod Industry Alliance Award)
  • Nicholas V. Hines, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Leonard R. Howe, Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Eric A. Jiskra, Eastern Michigan University
  • Jeremy Johnson, Columbus State Community College (Melvin Burton Award)
  • Jeffery Kesterson, Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Thomas C. Klein, University of Northwestern Ohio (Don Turney Award)
  • Mark Lopresto, Cleveland Institute of Art (Harlan Felder Award)
  • Brent Maynard, University of Northwestern Ohio (Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council Award)
  • Shaun Michael McCarthy, Stanford University
  • Jacob E. Mischel, North Dakota State University-Main Campus
  • Sara E. Mohon, Clemson University
  • Tyler K. Nelson, Brigham Young University-Idaho (Performance Warehouse Association & Light Truck Accessory Alliance Award)
  • Harmon L. Newhouse, Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Kaj Niegmann, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Joel R. Ortberg, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Amir Sadeghi Pari, Austin Community College
  • Masey S. Peone, Central Washington University (Thurston Warn Award)
  • Kyle D. Peterson, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Garrett Rider, University of Missouri-Columbia (Mike Kunzman Award)
  • Bobby J. Robertson, Jr., McPherson College
  • Juan Rodriguez, Jr., Universal Technical Institute-Sacramento
  • Robert S. Rose, University of Northwestern Ohio (Joe Hrudka Award)
  • Mclane T. Rowley, University of Northwestern Ohio (K&N Engineering Award)
  • Paul J. Sakalas, Kent State University (Jeff Moses-Automotive Restoration Market Organization & Manufacturers Representative Network Award)
  • Andrew J. Smallman, Kettering University (Emerging Trends & Technology Network Award)
  • Zachariah J. Sprenger, De Anza College (K&N Engineering Award)
  • Michael C. Sydow, Ferris State University
  • Sarah K. Wilkerson, Santa Barbara City College (Louis L. Borick Award)

2014 SEMA Loan Forgiveness Award Winners

  • David M. Chamberlain, COMP Performance Group/Lunati LLC (Dan Borre Award)
  • Laura M. Conrad, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. (Trudy Thompson Award)
  • Michael DiCanzio, Turn 5 Inc.
  • Debra S. Dixon-Coen, Nissan North America (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Kyle J. Fichtner, DEEZEE Manufacturing (Joseph Amato Award)
  • William Filter, Dana Holdings/Spicer
  • Mitchell R. Kaup, BluePrint Engines (Young Executive’s Network Award)
  • Jennifer LaFever, Roush Yates Racing Engines (Top Student Award)
  • Adam C. Lovelady, Toyota Motor Sales USA
  • Joshua Mishler, Advanced Plating
  • Kelly A. Muldoon, Venchurs, Inc.
  • Philip F. Muscat, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Thomas Rousseve III, Falken Tire Corporation (JA Borre and Wheel & Tire Council Award)
  • Jordan S. Sneathen, SEMO Classic Mustang, Inc.
  • Kirstin E. Stone, Turbosmart USA (Wally Parks Award)
  • Heather Vance, Tenneco (Nat Danas Award)
  • Joshua C. Wang, JE Pistons

About SEMA

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $33 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org or www.enjoythedrive.com.

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Top Nihilo Concepts Riders Ready to Race

19 09 2014

STUART, FL – September 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Its that time of year again, time for the Monster Energy Cup! Many top Nihilo Concepts Riders will be attending the event this year; Jason Anderson, Brock Papi, Mitchell Harrison, Carson Brown, Ciaran Naran, Enzo Lopes, Nick Romano and many more!

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The unique hybrid track will consist of supercross/motocross terrain and will have a tremendous motocross-style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world.

This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and motocross combined and created into the ultimate battleground.

The Monster Energy Cup next month from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will be history-making, becoming the first race to have national broadcast television coverage on FOX.  FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO will carry the race live, Saturday October 18 (9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT). Be sure you don’t miss it!

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TOLL FREE: 855-4-NIHILO   www.NihiloConcepts.com

About Nihilo Concepts

The name Nihilo comes from the Latin EX-NIHILO meaning “Something from Nothing” At Nihilo we create products every day from a raw piece of aluminum-Something from Nothing. We focus on developing parts that are not available anywhere else. Nihilo Produces parts for the full line of KTM’s as well as other top brands. We focus on KTM because of our relationship with the brand and our ability to test and see the machines first hand under race conditions.

Many of the parts made by Nihilo can be found on the new line of KTM SXS race ready bikes. We are also a proud sponsor of the Orange Brigade and work with the KTM Off Road and Motocross teams in the US and Canada. These relationships give us the ability to be the leader in aftermarket products for the brand. You will find Nihilo Concepts parts on the fastest KTM riders throughout the world.

Liability:
All products manufactured and/or distributed by Nihilo Concepts Products are offered and designed for use with standard machines. Nihilo Concepts makes no claims as to the products effectiveness on modified machines. Nihilo Concepts is the sole determiner of abuse, misuse, installation errors and modifications. We assume no liability for any errors in listings, specifications, part numbers, prices or model applications. Nihilo Concepts reserves the right to change specifications, product descriptions, product quality, pricing and model applications at any time without prior oral or written notice and without further obligation.

Adding new components to your motorcycle (especially to the engine, suspension or braking system) may radically alter the acceleration, deceleration, handling and braking characteristics of your motorcycle.  Ensure that all parts are installed and properly torqued per the instructions supplied with the part or to the motorcycle manufacturer’s original specifications. Test the motorcycle with the new part(s) on level ground, at low speed, without any other vehicles or obstacles nearby, to ensure that it is working properly. Periodically recheck, adjust or replace the parts as may be necessary depending upon the terrain, use, mileage and rider input. Consult the instructions supplied with the part, or the motorcycle manufacturer’s original specifications for further details. The failure to properly install, maintain, or familiarize yourself with the new part’s use, and proper operation, may result in damage to the motorcycle, and/or a loss of control, resulting in serious injury or death. Buyers assume all risk for any and all damage caused to themselves, a third party and/or property by virtue of failure of these products. By installing and/or using a Nihilo Concepts product, you hereby accept and understand these stated terms and conditions.

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