J&P Cycles Takes you to Willie’s Tattoo Old School Chopper Show

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March 26, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

You won’t find any velvet ropes surrounding the bikes at Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show during Daytona Bike Week. In this video we give you access to an old school anti-establishment bike show dripping with American ingenuity and craftsmanship. It’s all about fun bikes built to ride by people who love motorcycles – enjoy!

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Bike Week 2013 Satisfies the Senses

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March 22, 2013 | By: Lowell Anderson

Bike Week lotBike Week signifies the beginning of the riding season for many riders across the nation. Attending the event stirs up the senses and resurrects the feeling of freedom that can only be obtained on a motorcycle traveling the open road. One of the only things that can make that feeling better is sharing the road with fellow riders and enthusiasts who share the passion for anything on two wheels!

This year’s Bike Week did not fail to satisfy. Thousands of riders made their way to Daytona Beach, Florida to celebrate their love of motorcycles. The J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Superstore lot was filled with vendors eager to meet the crowds … Continue Reading

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Mikey Rush Takes Late Lead in AMA Pro Flat Track Opener

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March 15, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

rush-1History has shown that the kickoff to the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship presented by J&P Cycles in Daytona Beach, FL is always full of surprises. This year was no exception. During last night’s season opener, Mikey Rush of California won the second national of his career. His first win came at the old Municipal Stadium short track in Daytona in 2007.

Last year, during the 2012 season opener, two first time winners, Johnny Lewis #10 and Matt Weidman #20, both won their very first AMA Grand National Flat Track events.

Defending 2012 AMA Pro Grand National Champion Jared Mees jumped out with the holeshot at the start of the … Continue Reading

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J&P’s Patrick ‘The Gorilla’ Garvin Defends Baker Smokedown Title

March 12, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

Patrick -The Gorilla- GarvinThe 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.

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J&P Staffer Takes in AMA Supercross Race in Atlanta

March 8, 2013 | By: Mike McGuire

Justin Barcia Scrub (use this)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

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J&P Cycles Is Located in the Heart of the Action During Bike Week

March 7, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

WC6P2282J&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

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Meet the Man Behind Battistinis Custom Cycles

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March 4, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

From design to manufacturing, the man behind Battistinis Custom Cycles, Rikki Battistini, shows you where the inspiration for their designs comes from. Meet Rikki Battistini at the J&P Cycles Destination Daytona SuperStore during Bike Week -  he will be set up on our lot.

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What to do at Night in Daytona Beach During Bike Week 2013

February 22, 2013 | By: Ina Postel

Bike Week is only two weeks away. With aBike Weekll 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

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Daytona Bike Week 2012: From J&P Cycles’ Perspective

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March 30, 2012 | By: J&P Cycles

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

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Buckets of Badass Bikes at Willie’s Chopper Show 2012

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March 22, 2012 | By: Patrick Garvin

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

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