Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Myrtle Beach Bike Week West? Sonny Copeland of Sonny Productions, a 3-decade organizer of events for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, is working on starting another bike event at the Florence Civic Center dubbed “Myrtle Beach Bike Week West.” The Motorcycle Expo, set for March 2-3 at the Florence Civic Center, is expected to attract about 100 vendors and between 3,000 and 5,000 bikers. The idea behind this project is to to lure some of the bikers headed down Interstate 95 to Daytona Bike Week which is set for March 9-18 , just one week after the Florence event. The expo will be set inside the 50,000 sq. ft Florence center, as well as space outside, and is expected to have no effect on the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson Rally, which is set for May 11-20.  But don’t you think it’s a little bit weird to call this event “Myrtle Beach Bike Week West” knowing that Florence is 70 miles west of Myrtle beach and in another county, and that the it’s a 2-day, not a one week event?

Bic Has Introduced Lighter Series Featuring Custom Motorcycles From Orange County Choppers. The Orange County Choppers lighters line includes 10 designs, including one that features an image of the custom-made bike produced for Bic and themed after the BIC Flex4 men’s razor which OCC built on-air for an episode of last season’s “American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. The new lighters carry a suggested retail price of $1.79.

Viper Motorcycle Company Signed Exclusive Distributorship For United Kingdom and European Continent With AMV Motorcycles. AMV specializes in the development of new markets, especially for exotic motorcycles. Initially, for the sales of Viper motorcycles, the company will be looking to appoint two outlets in the UK, one in the North West and one in London. They will also be seeking to expand the brand onto the mainland of Europe. Colbert Seagraves, Viper Motorcycle Company’s Vice President of Marketing and Racing Operations stated, “We plan to have the Platinum Distribution agreement in place with AMV Motorcycles during the first quarter of 2012.  As we continue to move forward expanding our dealer network, our commitment to excellence is represented by our choice of Platinum Overseas Distributors.”

13 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Dave Blevins Dec 14th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Not a good idea to tag your event to such a damaged name in the biker community… my opinion anyway.
    If it has the name Myrtle Beach in it, it will get none of my money. I am probably not alone in this thinking.

  2. 2 DJ Dec 14th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I would not be cought dead anywhere near that town… Or to anything that gloms onto the name sake. I just hope that something springs up to take it’s place North of S.C. It is awful hard to get down South anymore since you have to go around Georgia and that S.C./Myrtle Beach sold us out.. How about “Somewhere North Carolina Bike Week”

  3. 3 UnkownRider Dec 14th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I would never go to that city or anything near them. They will never see any of my dollars.

  4. 4 Eric Maurer (Evobuilder) Dec 14th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Hotbike did a series of BIC lighters with a several cool bikes from Matt Hotch, Todd Silicato and others. I tried to collect them, but eventually ended up using and losing them all. I won’t be collecting OCC ones though… sorry BIC

  5. 5 Myrtle Beach Bike Week Dec 14th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    New Event, and new Name. Myrtle Beach Bike West should hopefully become as big as Myrtle Beach Bike Week used to be. And remember guys it’s in Florence not Myrtle Beach!!

    I’ll be there

  6. 6 DJ Dec 14th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    You and the crickets

  7. 7 nicker Dec 14th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    “… Bic and themed …”

    Am about all “themed-out” (Bic or otherwise) thank you very much.
    Uninteresting, to say the least.


  8. 8 Fausto Dec 15th, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Re: Nicker,


  9. 9 FHP Scott Dec 15th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    good luck….I will never go back

  10. 10 Jeff Nicklus Dec 15th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Myrtle Beach, The Teutuls and Rosie O’Donnell ….. just when you thing they are gone forever they pop up again ……………ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Over & Out,


  11. 11 Jeff Nicklus Dec 15th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    That would be “think” not “thing” …. can’t type for crap today!

    Over & Out,


  12. 12 rob Dec 15th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Bic and the Dic…………………..

  13. 13 steve Dec 19th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Glad you all will stay out of S.C. Makes it easier for me to get a beer during bike week….which isn’t even in Myrtle Beach or called that anymore. It’s south of Myrtle and going strong without you…….Sonny Productions is stuck with the name and trying to make it work elsewhere. Good Luck Sonny…

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