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22 | WheelsOfGrace.com | Issue 47 HANDLEBAR NEWS Governor Ducey SiGnS Bill BanninG TexTinG While DrivinG PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey, joined by members of the Arizona Legislature, law enforcement personnel and advocates of safe driving, signed legisla on to prohibit tex ng while driving in Arizona. The legisla on, HB 2318, bans the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving a vehicle. "Too many lives have been lost because of tex ng and driving," said Governor Ducey. DozenS of arreSTS maDe DurinG moTorcycle GanG crackDoWn on cinco De mayo WeekenD EL PASO, Texas - El Paso Police made 35 arrests and issued 118 cita ons during a Cinco de Mayo crackdown in May, on motorcycle clubs. Police released the figures a er the weekend in response to an ABC-7 request for informa on. Several ABC-7 staffers and viewers no ced police pulling over groups of motorcyclists during the en re Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend. The three-day opera on from May 2nd to May 5th was "conducted in response to the large number of outlaw motorcycle members an cipated to be visi ng the city that weekend," police said. Police did not specify the extent of the charges filed, nor did they iden fy those arrested. louiSiana unanimouSly PaSSeS anTi-moTorcycle ProfilinG laW On June 3, 2019 Louisiana became the third state in America to unanimously pass legisla on addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling when the Louisiana House voted 103-0 in favor of HB 141, and concurred with the Louisiana Senate's 38-0 approval with amendments the day before. Following similar laws in Washington State (2011) and Maryland (2016), HB 141 requires motorcyclist-profiling training to be integrated into current training on biased policing. Notably, Louisiana's victory, a result of Representa ve Howard sponsoring ABATE of Louisiana Inc.'s grassroots driven efforts - with the support of the Louisiana Confedera on of Clubs, the Na onal Council of Clubs and the MPP - are important for a number of reasons. This, in turn, will likely make things a bit easier for the next state, and even the federal government, to address the issue. WhaT every mc neeDS To knoW aBouT The monGolS mc SenTencinG The Na onal Council of Clubs (NCOC), represen ng the interests of motorcycle clubs na onwide, is extremely alarmed that the recent sentence imposed in US v. Mongol Na on case will be seen as a green-light for the federal government to target innocent members of other motorcycle clubs that have had members found guilty under RICO. In May of 2019, Judge David Carter, presiding in the Federal District Court of Central California, sentenced the Mongol Na on following a trial in which a jury found the club as an en ty guilty of RICO Racketeering and Conspiracy. On a posi ve note, Judge Carter again denied all requests related to forfei ng the club's patch and collec ve marks. On a not-so- posi ve note, Judge Carter imposed a $500,000 sentencing fine to be paid in monthly installments of $8,475 un l paid in full. Finally, and most concerning to the NCOC, Judge Carter placed the en re Mongol Na on on Federal proba on for a term of 5 years. a moDern café racer: The 2019 TriumPh ThruxTon Tfc For those of you drooling for a limited-edi on café racer, consider the rare 2019 Thruxton TFC from Triumph. TFC stands for Triumph Factory Custom. The Bri sh company says "Our ultra-premium Triumph Factory Custom range showcases hand-cra ed Bri sh custom design, specifica on and finish at its best. The Thruxton TFC is the defini ve sports classic, and it's totally special, totally unique, and absolutely beau ful." The machine features a 1,200cc Bonneville engine pumping out 109 ponies at 8,000 rpm, which is 12 more horsepower than the company's Thruxton R. The bike also boasts tanium Vance & Hines mufflers. The Thruxton TFC also is 22 pounds lighter than the Thruxton R. Only 750 will be made for worldwide distribu on. The star ng price in the U.S. is $21,500. inTroDucinG The 2,500cc TriumPh rockeT 3 Tfc If bigger is be er, then the 2,500cc Triumph Rocket 3 TFC must be awesome. Just like the Thruxton TFC stands for Triumph Factory Custom, and the all-new 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 boasts an engine size that could be found in a small truck or car. Also, only 750 of these factory customs will be available worldwide. Triumph says "the Rocket 3 TFC's all-new 2500cc triple engine delivers the world's highest torque for a produc on motorbike and, being a genuine TFC, spectacularly redefines its own class with heart-stopping muscular presence, category-domina ng technology, beau ful features and the highest level of premium specifica on equipment." The bike pumps out more than 168 horsepower and has 163 foot-pounds of torque. The machine's Arrow mufflers have carbon fiber end caps. Triumph says the Rocket 3 TFC is more than 88 pounds lighter than its predecessor and is equipped with Brembo brakes and a fully adjustable Showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir. Plus, the machine has carbon fiber bodywork, twin LED headlights and cast aluminum wheels. Star ng price in the U.S.? $29,000! erik Buell iS Back makinG moTorcycleS AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erik Buell has joined forces with an interna onal team to launch a new company called "Fuell" that focuses on "urban mobility." Specifically, the company plans to ini ally offer an electric motorcycle and an electric bicycle for city dwellers to use to get around. "Faced with saturated ci es— pollu on, traffic jams, noise—and the arrival of new regula ons limi ng internal combus on engines, the founding idea of Fuell is to offer a complete and unique selec on of innova ve, electric and a rac ve two-wheelers to cover all the needs for urban 'macro-mobility'—city journeys that require a personal vehicle to cover distances greater than 3 miles—and, therefore, replace cars and public transporta on," the company says. A na onal AMA road racer and a chassis engineer for Harley- Davidson, Buell le Harley in 1982 to pursue his dream of building his own racing motorcycle. His first bike was a two-stroke AMA Formula One racer called the RW750 that he completed in 1983. When the AMA dropped the Formula One road racing class, Buell turned his a en on to building the first world-class sport bike designed and built in America. That led to the produc on of the Buell RR1000, using a Harley-Davidson engine.

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