The smoke was rolling as Carl Fay, J&P Cycles’ Sturgis Retail Manager, and Patrick Garvin, Video Merchant, started their burnouts and sped away to break the ribbon commemorating the official opening of the J&P Cycles Sturgis store.
Over 150 local Sturgis community members joined us for our ribbon cutting on Monday, June 1, including Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen, Sturgis City Council members, the Sturgis rally event team and area business leaders.
Since the store opened, we’ve had nearly 1,400 customers come through the door. Nearly 800 of those customers walked through the doors the first day. “Yesterday (Thursday) has been our best day yet, and we only expect to continue … Continue Reading
Looking for some great new products for your Gold Wing? If so, you don’t want to miss this! If you’re in the area on Saturday, Sept. 25, you might want to stop by the J&P Cycles Destination Daytona SuperStore and see the newest products from Kuryakyn.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kuryakyn professionals will be on site to answer any questions you might have about their new products. It’s also an opportunity for our customers to take a close up and personal peek at our new gear. Some of the latest equipment at Daytona will include:
People tend to get caught up in their own little universe and nowhere is this more clear than in the cruiser market. Rolling around from event to event with blinders on, only seeing the next Sturgis or Daytona bike week, and all the while there’s a whole world of motorcycle events that just pass us by.
Sidecar enthusiasts: Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 11, when the 7th annual East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally gets underway at the brand new National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
Located at 102 Chamber Drive in Anamosa, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with many sidecars on display, sponsored by Sidecars Unlimited and the National Motorcycle Museum. Riders and spectators from across the Midwest are expected to show up in time for breakfast, running from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 107 North Division Street, courtesy of the Anamosa AmVets.
One of the highlights of the day will be a free rally featuring a … Continue Reading
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From Hollister to Coalinga on Highway 25
There are rides and then, there are rides. There are technical rides along mountain roads, long days in the saddle trying to get from point A to point B, and social rides with a club, going to somewhere special.
And then there are solo rides out in the middle of nowhere, reconnecting with your bike, seeing a bit of the countryside, trying to figure out something that’s hovering at the edge of your consciousness.
Highway 25 south of Hollister in central California is a good road for a
There is a happening every year in Sturgis that might not be on your radar but probably should be. The AMD World Championships of custom bike building. The AMD Championship has continued to bring the best builders together from not only the United States but form all over the world. The bike’s that come to this show range from classic choppers and state of the art baggers to engineering marvels that steer through the swing arm or like this years overall winner Freddy “Krugger” Bertrand of Belgium’s entry. Freddy’s show stopper had a completely adjustable chassis that it allowed the VRod equipped machine to go from a super low raked … Continue Reading
It’s the current motorcycle land speed record holder and the owner’s already been approached to put a price on this sleek machine. But more on that later. Right now we’re going to share construction and competition details of this motorcycle with any of you who have a hankering for speed and performance.
As for me, I was hooked on this svelte streamliner the first time I laid eyes on it — in full song and on its record-setting run back in 2006. The owner of this bike is Denis Manning, CEO of BUB Enterprises, which manufactures aftermarket motorcycle exhaust systems. Denis has been in the motorcycle industry for more than … Continue Reading
If speed is what you’re interested in, the Bonneville Salt Flats separates those that talk the talk from those that walk the walk. When it comes down to it, this dry salt lakebed — located in Utah adjacent to the Nevada border, in the sleepy little town of Wendover — is the destination of every gearhead worth his salt (I know, bad pun). Miles and miles of the flattest surface you can imagine — so brilliantly white, you think you’re on another planet. People have been coming here since 1912 with one goal in mind: to go as fast as they can. The land speed record was set here for … Continue Reading
This is one of the largest events of the year for the AMCA, and it takes place smack dab in the middle of the country, making it easier for enthusiasts to attend from both coasts and everywhere in between. Highlighting the event is a motorcycle parts swap meet, a concourse full of beautifully restored motorcycles, technical classes on many different subjects, and a dirt track for bar-to-bar vintage racing.
Words like authentic, original and iconic describe Arlen Ness — arguably the king of motorcycle customizing. Never afraid to try something new and take the next step, Ness has had great success and a string of groundbreaking designs to his credit. Curated by renowned motorcycle photographer and author Michael Lichter, the AwesomeNess exhibit made its debut at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in the summer of 2008 and now you can see this awesome, one-of-a-kind Arlen Ness exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
Ness may not have known it as he was customizing his own Harley Knucklehead and winning custom competitions in the 1960s, but he … Continue Reading