The reigning champion of the 2012 Baker Smokedown Showdown in Sturgis is J&P Cycles’ own Gorilla suit wearing Patrick Garvin. This Wednesday, he’ll face 12 other participants in Daytona during the Bike Week Baker Smokedown Showdown.
The Smokedown Showdown begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the Iron Horse Saloon on North US Highway 1, Ormond Beach. Take part in the chaos as the Baker’s Dozen of industry builders, TV personalities and celebrities go head-to-head in a drag style burnout competition.
This year’s Smokedown Showdown is courtesy of Baker and J&P Cycles.
It’s time to step out of our usual V-Twin cruiser niche and take a look at another aspect of the motorcycling universe. Last weekend I went to the AMA Monster Energy Supercross in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a traveling circus that crisscrosses the country for 16 weeks culminating in the season finale in Las Vegas.
Supercross, for those not familiar, is basically a condensed version of motocross that is held in everything from football stadiums to the tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway. It features close racing, lots of bar banging and high flying jumps. This is a young man’s sport in which some of the best athletes in the world … Continue Reading
J&P Cycles is ready for Bike Week! J&P’s mobile showroom semi is set up and opened for business at the famed Daytona International Speedway yesterday. Today, the manufacturers on our Destination Daytona Superstore lot opened for Bike Week business.
J&P Cycles is known for having some of the top names in the motorcycle industry on their lot, and this year is no exception. Get tips and see products by Battistinis by Rikki Battistini himself, check out gear from Klock Werks by Brian Klock and talk with custom bike builder Cory Ness with Arlen Ness. Plus, see representatives from Mustang Seats, Michelin, Air Hawk and many more.… Continue Reading
Bike Week is only two weeks away. With all the bike festivities going on during the day and all the vendors set up at the J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Superstore helping customers with their questions, surely people are looking for a way to unwind at the end of the day. But what is there to do at night in this town? Simple! We come alive at night, and so do many others!
Here at the Coca-Cola Pavilion, located within the Destination Daytona complex, you can expect to see many bands performing on stage like this year’s featured artist Shooter Jennings, alongside with Diablo Canyon, plus Stephen Foster & Howler. … Continue Reading
What with fuel prices soaring and a lot of folks working two or three jobs these days, it’s very possible you missed out on the 71st edition of Daytona Bike Week. If that is indeed the case, we’re sorry. But we think we have a pretty nice consolation prize here for you enjoy online.
Please sit back and enjoy three minutes of some of the finest filming and professional editing you’re likely to see on our blog, narrated by our own Patrick Garvin and intended to entice your butts down here next year for the 72nd such happening.
Our film crew picked up all the noises, nuances and nonsense that … Continue Reading
I’ve made no secret here on the J&P Blog about my opinion of “custom bike building” and how this segment of the industry has turned into a joke over the past few years. I have little use for super shiny themed “choppas,” built on reality television shows by folks with thin skin, getting their underwear twisted up when someone doesn’t care for their “design”.
And I’m no fan of these so-called production customs, which sounds like an oxymoron to me — with the emphasis on moron.
What I do have an incredible amount of love for is real ingenuity. I like functional bikes that are designed to ride. And I … Continue Reading
Bike week started a week later than normal this year, but the party started the weekend before. Things are really rocking here at Daytona Bike Week.
A few rain showers didn’t stop the bikes from rolling in, and even made for an exciting Supercross race. The J&P Cycles Destination Daytona location is loaded to the gills with new products; the parking lot is filled with vendors like Klock Werks, Vance & Hines, Kuryakyn, Bikers Choice and many more. Along with our clearance tent, giant luggage and seat tent and on site mechanics, there is no reason you shouldn’t be on your way here right now.
Our participation in Daytona Bike Week began back in 1989 when we started selling parts out of a storefront building on Main Street. We’ve been an active part of this motorcycle extravaganza ever since, opening a superstore in nearby Ormond Beach in 2007 and sending our fully stocked semi-trailer down to Florida each year since 1995.
So we’ve got a long history with this event that began way back in January of 1937. The first Bike Week was highlighted by the inaugural running of the Daytona 200, a motorcycle competition that took place on a 3.2-mile course just south of Daytona Beach. The winner of that race was Ed Kretz … Continue Reading
So there we were, on duty at Daytona Bike Week, selling every J&P Cycles part imaginable for your motorcycle, when the folks from Brammo Motorcycles approached us, asking if we’d mind taking their new electric motorcycle out for a test spin.
You don’t have to ask J&P’s Patrick Garvin that question twice. Grabbing up a camera and microphone, Patrick and the film crew walked out to the speedway and climbed aboard a unique looking electric bike. Weaving between palm trees like they were traffic cones, Patrick returned from a spin around the speedway for a quick on-air review of the ride.
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