Whether good or bad, we’ve all had our moments. At my age there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t either forget something or “think” I forgot something. Sometimes I spend more time looking for it and/or thinking about it way more than it’s worth. Amazingly, it’s usually something that isn’t important.
What does this have to do with motorcycling? I’m the kind of biker who needs saddlebags. The bigger, the better. Being an all-season rider, I carry a lot of extra gear. Two rain suits, extra gloves because as the weather changes or at my age you lose one (and you never lose both), sunglasses… Continue Reading
History 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
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
Editor’s Note:Last month we introduced you to our most recent project of updating four bikes: a 2012 Sportster® XL1200V (72), a 2013 Softail® FLS (Slim), a 2012 FLHTCUTG Tri-Glide® and a 2012 Goldwing GL1800P, here. We have been busy in the last month! Here is a low down on the work done.
To characterize the work surrounding the projects as hectic would be like referring to LeBron James as a forward for the Miami Heat. While true, it just doesn’t tell the whole story.
Progress has been incredible, especially when you consider there are four bikes in the process at the same time. Not … 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. If … Continue Reading
Editor’s Note:The following is the second in a series by J&P’s own Rick Jessen to show you what can be done to personalize your motorcycle with a little imagination and a J&P Cycles catalog. A plus, one doesn’t need to spend a fortune on custom, fabricated one-of-a-kind parts.
Recently it was announced that Jesse James is relaunching West Coast Choppers. To many fans and friends, this is great news. Personally, I have always had a certain amount of respect for anyone who can back up the talk. Love or hate his work, the simple fact remains, he knows how to build and create things with his hands that many of us only dream of.
Jesse James has done for the Harley-oriented motorcycle community, what Jeremy McGrath did for motocross. He put it on the map. His art form mixed with his attitude has made him entertaining to say the least. These are the traits that seem to … Continue Reading
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