December 5, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
Kawasaki released a bad little cruiser called the Vulcan S recently. Powered by a 649cc Parallel Twin wrapped in cool-looking bodywork and a low-slung, sporty-chassis, it is aimed right at new riders, female riders and anyone else who is looking for a budget-friendly cruiser that looks great without breaking the bank. With an MSRP of $7399 for the base model and a few hundred bucks more for the optional ABS-equipped version, the Vulcan S should attract a few buyers who want a good looking bike to start on.
One of the primary selling points of the stock Vulcan S is that the riding position is fully adjustable. This is made … Continue Reading
November 17, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
Do you have a motorcyclist on your holiday shopping list? If so, you’re in luck – we just published the J&P Cycles Holiday Gift Guide for 2014. Here, J&P’s own Patrick Garvin rolls through gifts in a variety of price points: under $25, under $100, under $250, over $250 as well as gifts for him and gifts for her. You’re sure to find something for even the hardest to please biker. Happy shopping!… Continue Reading
October 16, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
J&P Cycles recently made donations to three local charities to show their support of local, ongoing efforts in the regional area.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, J&P Cycles Director of Human Resources Lori Madrick and J&P staff members Jade Helgens and Tammy Winders presented a $5,000 check to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa ALS Chapter just before the ALS Walk.
J&P Cycles and its staff members took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in early September to promote awareness of support of those living with ALS and researching this disease.
J&P Cycles also showed its support of Waypoint Services, a local shelter providing support for women and families in crisis due … Continue Reading
October 15, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
Winter can be a hard mistress for riders, and a down right bitch to your bike, especially if you’re the kind of rider that like’s to keep going no matter how crappy the weather. Short trips, low temperatures and roads covered in a toxic mix of salt, sand and snow can really tear up your bike if you’re not careful. But with a little extra care and a good preventive maintenance program, you can thumb your nose at old man winter, and keep riding when lesser men have tucked their bikes away until spring. Here are a few simple tips for making the season as painless as possible.
Winter is … Continue Reading
October 14, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
When time constraints were brought on by three Sturgis bikes, Paul Wideman of Bare Knuckle Choppers (BKC) rose to the occasion pulling all-nighters and crack-of-dawn mornings hustling to work on the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Giveaway Bike. The ground-up build was scheduled to be revealed at Biketoberfest this week, but due to logistics and acts of God (that were out of our hands), the parts have only been trickling in. Dubbed the “Heartland Hustle” by the J&P team, we’ve been busy getting things into place.
This motorcycle will not be affected by bumps, potholes or even the unevenness of the road. In what follows, we’ll review some of the components … Continue Reading
September 17, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
Introduced in early 2014, the PM Garage is a cool virtual garage for you to visit when you want to dream a little about making your bike unique with Performance Machine parts.
Created by Performance Machine, the PM Garage’s main focus is to inspire you to build the bike of your dreams – a true performance machine. To create your PM Garage, all you need to do is build a simple profile for you and your motorcycle.
Once that’s done, it’s time to put your favorite PM parts on the shelf. Throughout the PM website look for the “Add to PM Garage” tab on the product pages and click it … Continue Reading
September 16, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
Suspense filled the air as 60 finalists gathered around a customized 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King on Thursday night, Sept. 11, for a chance to choose a key and possibly start the giveaway machine as part of the final 2014 Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night series. With 60 finalists, that meant there was one real key along with 59 fake ones. When No. 2 Liza Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, handed her key over to Jay Cassill of Cassill Motors, the grin on his face as he turned the key said it all – Liza was the lucky winner of the motorcycle.
This year, the Hot Rods & Harleys … Continue Reading
September 11, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
Chris Gibbany, Harrison, Arkansas, was “the chosen one,” for the 2014 Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover. The contest asked contestants to submit an essay with a maximum of 600 words describing why they were in the most need of a motorcycle makeover.
Chris compelled the judges writing about cutting as many corners as possible in order to put herself through school and provide for the things needed most. Here is Chris’ submission to the contest in its entirety:
My brother and I were given the option of a candy bar a day or the equivalent in money, I ALWAYS took the money, he took the candy. I took care of all … Continue Reading
September 2, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
After being nominated by Motorcycle Superstore, J&P Cycles’ staffers took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS themselves, in turn nominating Kuryakyn, Vance & Hines and Performance Machine. J&P Cycles is contributing $5,000 toward ALS research and treatment to a local eastern Iowa chapter.… Continue Reading
August 25, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles
If you weren’t able to make it to Sturgis this year for the 74th Sturgis Rally, don’t worry, we have a glimpse of what you missed. If you were pinching pennies saving for next year’s hugely awesome event, that’s good – it’s going to be huge and over the top. You can count on J&P Cycles to give you a preview of what to expect going into the 2015 75th Sturgis Rally.
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