Women’s Gear Buyer’s Guide by J&P Cycles

May 6, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

Women are the fastest growing minority segment of motorcycle riders and the industry is starting to catch on. In fact female motorcycle ownership for 2016 raised the bar with an all-time high taking 14% of the U.S. motorcycle ownership pie.

Women’s riding gear has also come a long way over the past few years. The sad selection that used to be women’s motorcycle gear was compromised of men’s gear shrunken down to size and with a pink sticker slapped on it. While there isn’t anything wrong with pink gear, it’s a big assumption to say that all women want to wear pink. Additionally our bodies aren’t just smaller than the … Continue Reading

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Dress For The Slide, Not The Ride

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April 29, 2016 | By: Pauly White

IMG_5642There are few things in life as humbling as not being able to take care of yourself. Not being able to do things as simple as getting a plate from the kitchen cabinets will show you how lucky we are to get around and do all the little things that we take for granted. Well thanks to a recent accident I have been humbled. I have ridden hundreds of thousands of miles on many bikes. I’ve been down a few times, but was always able to get back up and keep on keepin on, even if I had a few broken bones and some road rash. This time I wasn’t … Continue Reading

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Five weeks in Florida with the Wandering Sparrow

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April 25, 2016 | By: Joe Sparrow

The 75th running of Daytona, Florida’s Bike Week was rumored to be the biggest one to date with upwards of a half million attendees and rightfully so. Sturgis, South Dakota just had their 75th Bike Week Rally a mere seven months earlier and experienced record numbers in attendance (anniversary years tend to do that).

The weather could not have been better for the 75th running of Daytona's Bike Week.

The weather could not have been better for the 75th running of Daytona’s Bike Week.

The rally officially runs for 10 days during the beginning of March each spring so most people have had all winter to prepare their bikes be it for show or go. The long winter wait for the first major bike rally … Continue Reading

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New Gear for 2016: Highway 21

April 22, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

“Cruise with Highway 21”

logoNamed after a scenic Idaho highway stretching through the Rocky Mountains, Highway 21 is committed to enhancing your riding lifestyle so you can “cruise the highway”.  They may be a relatively new brand, but they are backed by 55 years in the power sports industry, so you can rely on their dedication to making innovative and high-quality products.

Highway 21 Men’s Motorcycle Gear

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Turbine Black Mesh Jacket 754-860

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Don’t let the summer heat stop you from riding. Step into the Turbine for a full bore air mesh jacket. The Turbine Mesh Jacket keeps you comfortable and cool with a removable liner and a full mesh outer … Continue Reading

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V-Twin Tire Buyer’s Guide 2016

April 22, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

You can have your cake and eat it too with these high mileage and premium performance cruiser tires.

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Dunlop American Elite

AmericanEliteThe Dunlop American Elite for Harley-Davidson is proudly designed, tested, and manufactured right here in the U.S.A. The American Elite is the premier aftermarket choice for Harley-Davidson riders looking for tires that can last for miles. Thes tires have an innovative Multi-Tread rear tire compound that incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire. For great handling Dunlop added a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder. The sidewall design proudly features the American Elite name, Made-in U.S.A. logo, and Multi-Tread logo. Available in a variety of sizes and … Continue Reading

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New Gear for 2016 | Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing

April 15, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

blackbrandMotorcycle gear seems to be of either two extremes, price point priority brands or high-end explicit brands. This noticeable split in the industry has left a gap for a new brand to come forth, and according to Phil Davy, Senior Directory of Apparel Brands at Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice, Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing is here to fill the void.

Black Brand incorporates details from the high-end fashion industry with functional features, then gives the product a reasonable price, making it fill the gap between price point and high quality product with a branded image. This audacious brand has both attitude and the spirit of authenticity with names like the “Sheared Beaver … Continue Reading

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Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications Named King of the Builders at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder US Championships

April 15, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder US Championship winner builds family values and show-stopping bikes.

By Tyler Ludlow, Shop photos by Harleigh Cupp, “Seven” bike photography by Michael Allen

For the winners, The J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Championship has been well known to come with a certain set of… side effects. When builders win this event, they are instantly in-demand: the bikes, the parts, and most importantly, their time. Jeremy Cupp, the winner of the 2016 J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Championship, refers to it as the “Michael Jordan Effect”.

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Ever since his J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder win in 2012, LC Fabrications custom part line has been flourishing. “There are highs and lows, … Continue Reading

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Joe Dryden Sets Guinness World Record on Avon Tyres

April 14, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

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Picture courtesy of Victory Motorcycles

On March 2nd Joe Dryden rocked the world with a record shattering burnout aboard his Victory armed with Avon Tires. The Victory Stunt rider took the title as the new Guiness World Record holder with a 2.23 mile long burnout at Orlando Speed World. Dryden smoked an impressive seven laps with the Storm 3D X-M and Cobra tires to make that distance. The official Guinness World Records adjudicator on site certified the new record and presented the well earned award certificate to Dryden with his team proudly standing by his side.

The throttle, brake, and clutch management a burnout of this caliber requires is … Continue Reading

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Kevin Strawbridge Rides Again!

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April 14, 2016 | By: Kevin Strawbridge

I learned how to ride a dirt bike a life time ago. I spent hours out in the woods of the Pacific Northwest around Seattle riding and jumping and enjoying the freedom of racing friends everywhere. I never owned my own bike, but our group of friends had access to more than enough dirt bikes and ATV’s that it didn’t really matter. In high school we moved to Texas, and suddenly I didn’t know anyone that owned a bike. I turned to playing team sports in high school, focused on studies in college and then life happened. Graduation, job, marriage, kids – all great things, but the joy of riding … Continue Reading

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Born, Raised, and Home to Stay

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April 13, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

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The deep rooted values and personality that exists in J&P Cycles was born from the community of Iowa, where J&P Cycles was started by John and Jill Parham. Our retail center located north of Anamosa off highway 151 has been a destination for riders all over the country for more than 30 years. With so much history in one location and from all the support our customers of Iowa have shown us, we are excited to finally announce that we have signed a long term lease. We aren’t going anywhere Anamosa.

“I have grown up in the Anamosa location, as my parents grew the business into a leading retail brand … Continue Reading

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