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75th Sturgis Rally. Buffalo Chip Legends Ride Pays Off.

Riders in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s signature Legends Ride® cheered Monday as the two student-built Buffalo Chip Challenge bikes were sold at auction, raising a record amount in support of the annual charity event. The two bikes up for auction were a 2014 Indian Chieftan customized by a team under the direction of Keith Terry, John Shope […]


Backrest Organizer To Keep Essentials Handy

You can keep a passenger well-supplied on the road with the Rider Backrest Organizer (P/N 93300098, $109.95) from Harley-Davidson®. This convenient storage system fits over a rider backrest and puts two zippered pockets and a mesh pouch within easy reach of a passenger. There’s room for a water bottle, cell phone, keys, registration papers, sunscreen and […]

Spectro Oils

Sturgis 1st Annual RSD “Built For The Ride” Bike Show

The show was about bikes built to haul ass on the street, the dirt, the racetrack or just about anywhere else. I will show you the bikes later (need some sleep…). But a few postcards from this event. (photography Paul McKelvey “Shooter’s Images” for Cyril Huze)

Progressive Suspension

In Sturgis 35 Custom Builders Bare It All At The Michael Lichter’s Naked Truth Exhibition.

Every year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s indoor Motorcycles as Art exhibition by Michael Lichter presents a changing conceptual theme that brings together the most innovative collection of groundbreaking custom bikes from today’s premier builders. This year’s exhibition lays bare the raw talent of 35 world-renowned bike builders. Each of these rolling metal sculptures is displayed […]

Swiss Made Aluminum Pegs By Hard 9 Choppers

Machined in Switzerland out of EN/6028 aluminium , this pegs weight only 0,2477 lbs (111 grams), coincidently the same weight as a (swiss) chocolate bar, but 5000 times stronger with a static load of 1102.295lbs (500kg) Danny from Hard 9 Choppers explains: “I was riding motocross and freestyle motocross for 20 years. The moto cross […]

Joke Of The week

“It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Jesse James At The 75th Sturgis Rally. New Custom Bikes And New Guns On Display.

If you like Jesse’s custom bikes and parts and if you are into guns, make a pit stop at his display downtown Sturgis. Jesse tells me he will be on location from this coming Monday August 3rd to Thursday the 6th from 2 p.m. to whatever time his schedule and mood decide… Jesse’s display will […]

Stunningly Simple

Difficult to guess that a Yamaha 650 was the platform used for this gorgeous custom creation and to imagine the amount of work involved to arrive to such apparent simplicity. A lowered neck, a gorgeous one-piece hand made stainless aluminum gas tank, flowing handcrafted exhaust and a set of 19” spoke wheels. The proof again […]

Harley-Davidson Opens Harley-Davidson Rally Point And Kicks-Off The 75th Annual Sturgis Rally.

Choosing steel and torches over ribbons, Harley-Davidson ignited its presence for the grand opening of the Harley-Davidson Rally Point and the official kick-off to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Today July 31, 2015 marks the first of a 75-year partnership between Harley-Davidson and the city of Sturgis as the rally’s official motorcycle. The event was sparked […]

Upcoming 75th Sturgis Rally. Five Things People Are Talking About.

1- How Many Will Be In And Around The Black Hills? 1 Million As Announced? Most say that 1 million people are expected to converge on western South Dakota. Why is it that some anniversaries ending in 0 andr 5, like this year’s 75th Sturgis Rally edition, are perceived as being more important than other […]

Norton Motorcycles To Receive $6.2 Million Funding From UK Government

The £4 million ($6.2 million) funding announced by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will support 600 new jobs in a major boost to help British motorcycle manufacturing.. Of the new jobs, 159 are direct employment at Norton Motorcycles, with the company expected to expand to 600 across Norton and its partners including 200 […]

Sturgis Rally. Free Motorcycle Parking Downtown Rapid City August 1-8.

Downtown Raid City. Motorcycle parking is free in downtown Rapid City ifrom August 1 to 8. In all blue sections on the map (parking for cars and motorcycles) and red sections (designated motorcycle parking only) Regular parking rules apply to other vehicles. Local businesses will be able to provide location information if asked. At rapid […]

Schuller Cycle Werks Dual Stromberg

For those wanting something a little more exotic for their custom builds, Schuller Cycle Werks machines custom single and dual Stromberg intake manifolds for both Evo and early style V twins. All manifolds are custom machined from billet aircraft aluminum to customers specifications for carb spacing, engine type, engine offset carb height etc. These manifolds […]

Sturgis Dirt Track Racing Is August 4 At Black Hills Speedway In Rapid City

The perfect tie-in to the all-American Sturgis rally is of course Flat Track racing.  Mark your calendars for August 4, 2015 for the Black Hills Half-Mile at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD. “Dirt track racing is uniquely American,” says Black Hills Harley-Davidson® GM/Co-Owner and event promoter Terry Rymer. “The AMA Pro Flat Track […]

Confirmed. Hero MotoCorp Proposal To Acquire All Erik Buell Racing Assets For 2.8 Million.

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) abruptly ceased operations last April. At that time Hero MotoCorp, through its US-based wholly owned subsidiary HMCL (NA) Inc, owned 49.2% of EBR, shares that the company acquired in 2013. As I announced last week, India based MotoCorp Hero proposed a settlement to acquire all the tangible and intangible assets of […]

2015 Sturgis. Legend Suspensions During The 75th Rally

The Legend Suspensions manufacturing facility will be open to the public for product sales, service, and installations during the 2015 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Legend Suspensions is takes appointments via phone or email and walk-ins when availability allows. Legend Suspensions is located at 3461 Whitewood Service Road, Sturgis, SD 57785 and is open Monday […]

Victory’s New Electric Motorcycle. The 2016 Victory Empulse TT. Triple-Digit Speeds In Relative Silence.

Polaris sees electric as an important part of the company and is in the future of all their vehicles. As a proof, after working with Brammo for three years Victory is launching the 2016 Victory Empulse TT, a road-legal electric motorcycle featuring race proven electric power with the quickest charging battery on the market and […]

First of David’s Commemorative Paintings Of The 75th Sturgis Rally

Since 2005, artist David Uhl has created each year a special piece for the Sturgis rally. Titled “Free Spirit”, this piece features Betsy Huelskamp in a beautiful setting with Bear Butte in the distance. David’s hand-signed, numbered, canvas giclee prints are now available. Beautifully framed with a commemorative plaque documenting the Sturgis 75th, each print […]

75th Sturgis Rally E-Guide

Rally and party smarter with a 104-page downloadable E-Guide of the must-do 75 things in and around Sturgis. This comprehensive guide (hangouts, routes, parties, events and more) by Biker Incite is delivered in the ubiquitous Adobe PDF format so it can work anywhere on your smart phone, online or offline. Download (about 1 minute) for […]

Indian Motorcycle To Debut 2016 Models At Sturgis Rally. Preview.

Indian Motorcycle® announced its lineup of Model Year 2016 motorcycles. Sturgis attendees are invited to experience the new bikes at the Indian Motorcycle factory display on Lazelle St. through the rally, or to experience them firsthand with a factory demo ride at 2100 Whitewood Service Road (I-90 at Exit 30) from Saturday, August 1 – […]

Metzeler Tires Promotion. $75 At The 75th Sturgis Rally.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally, Metzeler is offering a $75 mail-in rebate (pre-paid Visa card sent to you by mail) on the purchase of a set of Metzeler motorcycle tires .  The offer is only valid for purchases from today to August 10. Tires must be purchased from participating dealers in […]

MagnaFlow New Line Of Performance Exhaust Systems For Harley-Davidson.15 Seconds Of Sound.

MagnaFlow, one of the global leaders in performance exhaust products just announced their new line. propriety line of performance exhaust systems for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles under the MagnaFlow badge. Made in the USA, MagnaFlow will debut their new line of innovative designs and performance features such as tuned length stainless steel head pipes, Pro-Flow 3 step […]

The Green Chicano Chopper

The experience of the Mexican-Americans in the United States, their cultural, ethnic and community pride forged the “Chicano” identity. And a style applied to many forms of art easily identifiable since many years on custom cars and bicycles and more recently on motorcycles. It is my opinion that it would take only 8 to 10 […]

75th Sturgis Rally. The 7 Bike Shows At The Sturgis City Park.

The Sturgis City Park will host no less than 7 Bike Show Competitions! The City Park is located at 599 Lazelle St. Sturgis, SD. Saturday August 1. 1st Annual RSD “Built For The Ride” Bike Show. 1 p.m 4 p.m. For bikes that are built to haul ass on the street, the dirt, the racetrack […]




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