The Buffalo Chip’s groundbreaking Student Build Challenge is returning for its fifth year. 2014 is the first year the students customize a brand new motorcycle, a 2014 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide sponsored by Black Hills Harley-Davidson.
At event kick-off, Student Build Challenge mentor Keith Terry, explained that this will pose a new set of obstacles for the students. “Harley-Davidson has changed a lot of the features, and that is going to make it a real challenge. The frame is different. lot of the body parts are different. But the good news is that the [sponsors] that are helping us out are already on top of it,” Terry said.
Most of the custom parts installed on the bike are not yet available to consumers, which means the build will bring them to market for the very first time. Because the students have the unique opportunity to install the custom parts before other builders, this year’s Student Build Challenge bike could be one of the first custom Street Glide in existence. You can follow along with the progress of the 2014 Student Build Challenge on the Sturgis Legends Ride Facebook Page. Only Sturgis Legends Ride participants will have a chance to bid on this custom bike. So reserve your tickets today and you could be the lucky bidder who rides it home!