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Volume 9, Issue 3

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MAN INJURED WHEN MOTORCYCLE HITS 10-FOOT GATOR NEAR TAMPA, FL On May 19, a man riding a motorcycle hit an alligator that was crossing a rural Florida road, throwing him from his bike. The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that 27-year-old Calun Nelson was riding his motorcycle south of Tampa, FL early Friday when he saw the more than 10-foot (3.05-meter) alligator crossing the road in front of him. He tried to avoid the gator, but couldn't. Troopers say Nelson was taken to a Tampa hospital with serious injuries. Television sta on WFLA reported an alligator trapper was called to retrieve the gator's body. It was the second accident that week in Florida involving an alligator. On Tuesday May 16th, a driver on Interstate 75 escaped serious injuries when her SUV hit a 9-foot alligator crossing Interstate 75 in Florida near Sarasota. HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND SAILOR JERRY INTRODUCE ARTIST SERIES MOTORCYCLES Art on motorcycles is a way to put a personal mark on street bikes for all to see. Harley-Davidson partnered with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum to provide rolling canvases in the form of new 2017 Harley-Davidson street bikes for ar sts whose usual work involves mural pain ng, ta oo design, street art, and automo ve design. In all, 22 painted Harley-Davidsons will tour the country this summer, stopping at bars, restaurants, Harley-Davidson dealerships, and regional events for the public to view the rolling art. At the end of the summer, all 22 bikes will be awarded to sweepstakes cket holders. So it's a promo on for Harley and Sailor Jerry's, but it's also a chance to win a decorated bike; a long chance, sure, but 22 people will win. You can enter at h p://sailorjerry.com/en/ harley-davidson/. INDIAN: CHIEFTAIN LIMITED FASTEST-SELLING BAGGER IN COMPANY'S HISTORY Indian Motorcycle says its newly released Chie ain Limited model has become the fastest-selling bagger in company history. The Chie ain Limited's paint op ons have expanded to include five different colorways. When first unveiled the Chie ain Limited was available only in Thunder Black. The Chie ain Limited was unveiled in April to mixed applause. I'm personally a big fan of the bagger, which differs from a standard Chie ain primarily at the front, where the iconic valanced fender has been cut away to reveal the bike's muscular brake set-up, and a 19-inch wheel that has been added in place of the standard bike's 16-incher. But some folks felt the model – which, in most ways, is the same Chie ain that was launched at Sturgis four years ago – wasn't the best way for Indian to assert itself in the face of Harley-Davidson's Street Rod. "With Chie ain Limited, our aim was to deliver a more modern version of the Chie ain with a bit more a tude than its predecessors, and the response from the market has shown that the new design has resonated extremely well with our customers and dealers," said Reid Wilson, director of marke ng for Indian Motorcycle. "Considering the significant demand we've experienced, the expanded new colorways couldn't be coming at a be er me." The Chie ain Limited is available in: Thunder Black, Silver Smoke, White Smoke, Star Silver over, Thunder Black, Wildfire Red over Thunder Black. Prices start at US $24,999. MOTORCYCLE 18 WheelsOfGrace.com Issue 37

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