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Keeping The World On 2 Wheels

  John Parham, the founder of J&P Cycles passed away on April 20, 2017, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  He was 62 years old. Together with his wife Jill, John Parham turned his passion for riding into a business and created J&P Cycles in 1979 and thus helped thousands of motorcyclists worldwide enjoy [...]

2017-04-24T14:59:43+00:00 By |Uncategorized|224 Comments

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Crowns ‘King of the Builders’ at its Championship Round at the Progressive® International Motorcycle Show in Chicago

Winners of all categories including Freestyle, Modified Custom, Modified Harley-Davidson, and Modified Retro, also announced Santa Monica, Calif. (February 12, 2017) – The 8th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS), today crowned its 2017 “King of the Builders” at the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) in Chicago, the motorsports industry's most powerful [...]

2017-02-17T13:04:45+00:00 By |News/Events Articles|Comments Off on J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Crowns ‘King of the Builders’ at its Championship Round at the Progressive® International Motorcycle Show in Chicago

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Washington D.C. Results

Last Year’s National Champion, Jeremy Cupp, takes Freestyle Win in Washington D.C. The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the nation’s largest motorcycle builder competition series featuring more than 350 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each of the 7 Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS). These elite-level, custom motorcycle [...]

2017-01-25T12:12:05+00:00 By |News/Events Articles|Comments Off on J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Washington D.C. Results

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover, Brought To You by GEICO Motorcycle, Announces 2016 Winner!

Garage-Girls and GEICO Motorcycle are proud to announce this year's Ultimate Biker Makeover winner; Leah Misch from LaCrosse, WI. Leah was selected among over 63 entries to this years contest from the story and photo she submitted. Contestants (Girls and Guys) were asked to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they [...]

2016-09-09T14:45:06+00:00 By |Uncategorized|1 Comment

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Cross-Country Motorcycle Ride

There’s a reason several of our country’s oldest songs celebrate natural wonders—from mountains majesty to shining sea, America’s best features are the ones that often get buried by the habitual daily grind. Making the time to take in this natural splendor, though, is a worthy endeavor and one everyone should aspire to. Crossing America on [...]

2016-08-05T08:22:58+00:00 By |Riding Tips|1 Comment

Top 12 Historic Female Riders, Part I

Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a four-part series showcasing 12 female riders with historic significance.

The 19th Amendment guaranteed Women would receive the same right to vote as men. The era between 1878 and when it was finally ratified in 1920 were tough on women everywhere, but for those who stood up for what they believed in and help prove, reveal or otherwise convince the majority of the citizens of the United States that women kick ass and deserve to have the same rights as men: We want to say thank you. As you read through this brief overview of important women in motorcycle history, some … Continue Reading

The Historic Timeline of Big Twin Motors

The art of the motorcycle engine has evolved dramatically since the days of the F-Head. In 1921, a Harley-Davidson became the first motorcycle to win a race with an average speed of 100 miles per hour.

The engine — and motorcycles engines in general — have changed dramatically since the early days. Time and technology have taken their toll in both good and bad ways, some would say. During a recent staff meeting here at the J&P Cycles headquarters in Anamosa, Iowa, our resident motorcycle experts and enthusiasts thought it would be interesting to highlight the history of the v-twin engine. From the F-Head, to its evolution as a … Continue Reading

Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications Named King of the Builders at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder US Championships

J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder US Championship winner builds family values and show-stopping bikes. By Tyler Ludlow, Shop photos by Harleigh Cupp, “Seven” bike photography by Michael Allen For the winners, The J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Championship has been well known to come with a certain set of… side effects. When builders win this event, they [...]

2016-04-15T15:17:38+00:00 By |Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications Named King of the Builders at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder US Championships