American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 238 May 2019

NOW IN OUR ™ 27 EA th R Y T H E L E A D I N G B U S I N E S S M A G A Z I N E F O R T H E I N T E R N AT I O N A L C U S T O M M O T O R C Y C L E A N D PA RT S I N D U S T RY OptiMate Joins 2020 AMD World Championship 'Product Partner' Program ast month AMD announced a new class of vendor sponsorship opportunity for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building for 2020 and beyond - the 'Product Partner' Program - with the participation of German lights specialist Kellermann GmbH. Available exclusively to regular AMD Magazine advertisers, the 'Product Partner' program is an opportunity for class-leading vendors to associate themselves with the aims, aspirations and ambitions of the AMD World Championship and to support the World Championship builder community with products from their range. This month we are pleased to announce that TecMate, designer and manufacturer of the class-leading OptiMate line of battery chargers, maintenance and diagnostic products, is to offer the 'Class of 2020' a L performance enhancing OptiMate Lithium for 12.8 / 13.2V LiFePO4 batteries or an OptiMate for 12V AGM batteries. The changes that are taking place to battery platform use, as more OEMs migrate towards the use of Lithium Ion ORLD W OFFICIAL PARTNER technology, and the demands being made on motorcycle batteries with the explosion in device charging and power draw are creating a whole new landscape and range of pitfalls for riders, battery condition has become a key priority for dealers, customizers and riders alike. TecMate CEO/CTO Martin Human says that: "These days the demands being STECHMÜCKE made on powersports batteries and the 'critical system' role they have in keeping security products, communications, mobile devices and accessories working well, without compromising starting and the power the motorcycle's management systems require, has become a more complex world as a bewildering array of battery platforms have emerged to answer those needs. "Our OptiMate range is specifically engineered to provide dealers and riders with the solutions they need, and as a showcase of advanced design, engineering and innovation, we are very happy to associate the OptiMate brand with the AMD World Championship." All 2020 AMD World Championship competitors will be contacted with the offer to choose from a selected range of OptiMate product, for free. The program is aimed at products that complement the design options that the builder is already seeking to realize. Ireland's Don Cronin (AMD World Champion in 2013) stunned the estimated 150,000 high mileage, mostly German riders who crammed the aisles at INTERMOT Customized last October with "Stechmücke" - a re-envisioned MZ ETZ 250 with a Wilf Green tuning kit - pages 32/33 MAY 2019 ISSUE #238 THANK YOU ARLEN SPRING NVP PRODUCT EXPO PART 2 ERIK'S FUELL