Music. It has the power to evoke a variety of emotions and can even shape our lives. The folks who keep tabs on such things claim the average person listens to music about 18 hours per week. This might explain why motorcycle audio is a booming market. But it’s not for everyone.
Riders who support audio say that it is nice to have some tunes on the road and an audio system certainly helps pass the time on long rides. In the case of our very own Kody Wisner, he says loves audio because if you play it loud enough you don’t have to listen to your partner. Can’t you … Continue Reading
The first of four fun-filled
summertime swap meets is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 23, on the sprawling J&P Cycles world headquarters in Anamosa, Iowa.
In fact, J&P Cycles and “motorcycle swap meet” are pretty much synonymous, because J&P has a rich history with such events. It’s how our founders — John and Jill Parham — got their business off the ground more than three decades ago. Simple flyers stating parts J&P had available for sale at their makeshift swap meets is what led to the first J&P catalog. Today, the company is headquartered on a parcel the size of a good city block … Continue Reading
No longer are women perceived as an accessory on the back of a motorcycle. Female riders across the nation have climbed onto the driver’s seat and have held their own with the men on excursions ranging from short runs to the desert to cross-country adventures. It’s the 21st Century and women are a big part of the motorcycle world, and J&P Cycles was among the first to recognize this fact.
About three years ago, we introduced the Girls Garage, a program where female participants can take an active role in customizing and maintaining their bikes. The Girls Garage is designed with the female rider in mind, whether she’s … Continue Reading
Buying a motorcycle helmet is such a personal decision, and that’s mostly because there are so many factors toconsider before making a commitment. Just google the words “motorcycle helmets” and you’ll be presented with more than two million search results. That’s pretty overwhelming — so many shapes and sizes, so many styles, so many colors, so many safety requirements. Then there are the legal issues, with some states mandating helmets and others leaving it to the rider’s discretion. It’s mind-boggling.
But if you’re in the market for a helmet, you should research your options in order to make an educated purchasing decision. And my colleagues and I at J&P Cycles … Continue Reading