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Öhlins USA Cirkus of Speed Is Saturday, September 28
Rain or shine, the second annual Öhlins USA Cirkus of Speed is Saturday, September 28, 10:00am to 3:00pm, in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Need reasons to come? First of all it’s free, including “Police Rodeo” star Ben Wolfe, of Lock & Lean, performing precision motorcycle riding. Check out the quick clip below to see Wolfe in action.
Other things your free entry grants you is the opportunity to see, in person, production-ready models from America’s latest motorcycle manufacturer, Motus. Triumph motorcycles will also have a selection of its bikes on display, from nostalgic to futuristic. Race machines, crazy customs, hot rods and exotics, motorcycles and cars, V-Twins and race bikes, street and off-road, will all be on exhibit at the Second Annual Öhlins USA Suspension Cirkus of Speed, at Öhlins USA, 703C South Grove Street (formerly Old Spartanburg Highway), Hendersonville, North Carolina, Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 10:00 to 3:00. The GPS coordinates are: 35.308795 latitude, -82.451035 longitude.
Really cool motorsports stalwarts attending include Matt Cooke and his NHRA Top Dragster, custom fabricator Composimo with its slammed and raked Honda Ruckus and customized 2014 Honda Grom, custom Suzuki Bobber, Öhlins Harley demo rides, the Old Crap Riders Club, as just featured in Greenville’s Town magazine.
More guests include Rinehart Racing exhaust, AMA Hall of Fame member Gary Mathers, who’s history includes managing the Factory Kawasaki and Honda Racing programs, live music by Asheville’s, Hank West and the Smoking Hots, boutique food vending by D-Man’s BBQ and Lovin’ Tenders, with desserts by Flat Rock Bakery and Mountain Fresh Orchards.
Come see the racecar shake-rig demonstrations for yourself, but stay for the motorcycle suspension seminars, and the all-new, high-tech, Öhlins USA Technician Training Center, plus a lot more. Dealers include Fast Frank Racing, Fast Bike Industries, and others. It’s all taking place in the heart of the Appalachians’ best highways. Demo ride the Öhlins Electra Glide with cop shocks and the all-new Öhlins fork kit, or the Öhlins Mechatronic BMW R1200GS. For updated information follow Öhlins USA on Facebook, visit our website: www.ohlinsusa.com, or call toll free: 800-336-9029.
As an added bonus, anyone who brings a vehicle fitted with Öhlins is invited to show it off in our display area. Please contact us for more images of last year’s event or additional details about this year’s plans.