Monthly Archives: March 2011


Vance & Hines Has a Pair of Innovations to Spruce Up Your Ride

So you finally went out and pulled the trigger on a new fly-by-wire bagger. And after a few miles you added some stuff just to get it how you like it. Maybe you put on a comfy seat, some extra lights here and there and just the right amount of chrome.

Then you got down to business and put on a free-flowing air cleaner, a performance motorcycle exhaust and a fuel-injection controller. Now you’ve got a sharp ride — and a runner to boot! But if you’re looking for a few inexpensive ways to dial in that new-found power and set yourself apart from your buddies, you … Continue Reading

By |2015-04-15T14:17:17+00:00March 9th, 2011|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Stay Safe! Sign Up Now for This Popular Bike Forum

At one point or another, all motorcycle riders experience genuine concern for their own safety on the roadway. It’s the nature of the beast that the potential for real tragedy is just an intersection away.

Maybe it’s an inattentive four-wheeler chitchatting on his cell phone while merging into your lane, or some other idiot who pulls out in front of you. Maybe your quick reaction time has averted a disaster so far. But nothing gets your heart rate up and your serenity down faster than a near mishap on the highway.

Because biking isn’t table tennis. It’s a dangerous undertaking. That’s why the Iowa Traffic Safety Alliance is sponsoring its … Continue Reading

One-on-One With J&P Sponsored Rider Joe Kopp on This Year’s Race Season

You probably already know that J&P Cycles is sponsoring Joe Kopp and Michael Beck in the Vance and Hines XR1200 Series for the 2011 race season — and we’re proud to be doing so. When an opportunity arose to chat with Joe about his upcoming race in Daytona, we took full advantage of it, and here’s what Smokin Joe had to say:

J&P: So Joe, your first race is right around the corner. What are you doing to prepare for the upcoming season?

Joe: Well, I’ve been getting in shape and riding as much as I can. Unfortunately, I live in Spokane, Washington, so I haven’t had great weather here Continue Reading

By |2015-04-14T15:01:50+00:00March 4th, 2011|Categories: News/Events Articles|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on One-on-One With J&P Sponsored Rider Joe Kopp on This Year’s Race Season

Harley-Davidson and Vance & Hines Hit the Track Running

In 2009 Harley-Davison debuted the XR1200 in the United States after originally planning to sell the bike overseas. But a public protest from this side of the pond prompted H-D to bring the bike stateside — a decision that delighted hooligans (including myself) everywhere. The XR is a mix of old school flat track and modern super-moto, wrapped up into a package that begs to wheelie, stoppie and otherwise be flogged.

With all the excitement that the bike was stirring, V&H and Harley decided to put together a five-race series in 2010 with the emphasis on rider ability and having fun at the racetrack. It was definitely not about creating … Continue Reading

By |2015-04-14T16:43:14+00:00March 3rd, 2011|Categories: News/Events Articles|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Harley-Davidson and Vance & Hines Hit the Track Running

We’re Offering Up to 50% Off Name-Brand Tires!

Need a new set of treads for your ride? Look no further than J&P Cycles for these must-haves! Not only do we have the hottest and newest motorcycle tires available in the marketplace, but we have some of the lowest prices, too.

Go to and check out these new, awesome and low-priced tires. In some cases, we’ve marked them 50 percent below retail prices! These savings aren’t just limited to one brand. Discounts are available for most of the popular brands, including Avon, Dunlop, Metzeler and Michelin, among others. ATV, Scooter and dirt bike tires are also available.

Whether you need tires right now or … Continue Reading

By |2015-04-15T14:16:19+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Categories: News/Events Articles|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Gearing Up For Daytona Bike Week March 3-13

The weather’s cool here at our headquarters in Anamosa, Iowa, but we can guarantee things will be a lot hotter March 3 through 13 at our Destination Daytona Superstore in Florida. It’s Bike Week and the only thing that could make it hotter is having thousands of J&P Cycles’ closest friends come out and visit us!

Sunny Florida is the perfect mid-winter getaway. You can soak up the sun and get out and ride on the open road! The J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Superstore is THE place to be for this year’s Bike Week. See Flat Track Racer Joe Kopp who will be signing autographs March 9 from 1-3 p.m. … Continue Reading

By |2015-04-15T13:01:23+00:00March 1st, 2011|Categories: News/Events Articles|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Gearing Up For Daytona Bike Week March 3-13