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Progressive International Motorcycle Show – Miami 2016

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer   The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into Miami with a pronounced Latin beat. The energy was high inside the Miami Convention Center with Cartel Baggers making their presence known by displaying 26 custom Baggers in the Modified Harley Davidson and FreeStyle classes. And if you [...]

Eliminating Fork Dive with Progressive Suspension

Does this sound familiar: “I ride a big bike and it feels like my front end dives at every stop light.”

I’ve heard this complaint countless times and figured today’s as good a time as any to walk you through a fork dive event and detail a solution to correct it.

During initial braking, the shear girth of a big touring machine transfers forward and quickly overwhelms the factory suspension.  The result is what we know as fork dive or brake dive.  Although all motorcycles experience this to some degree, the sensation is particularly noticeable on touring rigs and is exacerbated by their weight.

So what’s the solution?  While the … Continue Reading

J&P Tech Tip: Suspension and Bike Fitment

Editor’s note: As of late, we’ve noticed that rider and bike fitment are hot topics, especially within the big V-Twin segment of the motorcycle marketplace. While fitment isn’t necessarily a new concept, it is one that deserves a fair amount of coverage, and who better to address it than someone from Progressive Suspension, a company that is entirely dedicated to creating innovative and high performance suspension products that directly enhance rider and bike fitment. With those thoughts in mind, please help us in welcoming Progressive Suspension’s David Zemla, who with today’s post will be a regular contributor here on the J&P blog.

Get in a typical car and … Continue Reading

By |2014-03-28T15:39:06+00:00March 10th, 2010|Categories: Product Information|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

J&P Cycles at Daytona Bike Week 2010

While it’s cold here at our headquarters in Anamosa, Iowa, the temperature is much warmer toward the south at our Destination Daytona Superstore. Point being…as Bike Week 2010 approaches, things are only going to get hotter!

Whether this is your 10th Bike Week or your first, you’ve may be wondering what exactly you can do while you’re in Daytona – besides ride, of course! Our Destination Daytona Superstore and the surrounding Destination Daytona complex will be hopping, and it’s a destination you won’t want to miss. From seeing some of the hottest bikes in the area to motorcycle-related shopping and entertainment galore, Destination Daytona has it all!

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By |2014-03-28T14:33:01+00:00February 22nd, 2010|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Video Highlights from Dealer Expo

We were back at it again last weekend, patrolling the isles of another motorcycle industry-only trade show with camera in hand to bring you the freshest product available on the market today. From Dealernews International’s Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana:

Here, Progressive Suspension’s Pat Lovero talks about the new 465 Series for sport bikes, which will be available soon at

In the following clip, John Potts shows off the Vance and Hines XR1200 race bike, complete with Widow exhaust (which is also available in black).

Next up: Memphis Shades’ own Johny Murphry demonstrates the new Bullet Windshield.

For more vendor videos and new product releases, … Continue Reading

By |2010-02-19T07:55:51+00:00February 19th, 2010|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Video Highlights from Dealer Expo

Two for Tuesday: Progressive Bagger Suspension and an Unbeatable Deal

In today’s Two for Tuesday post, we’re choosing to focus on a combination of products offered by Progressive Suspension (which just so happen to be offered at an exclusive price that’s only available from J&P Cycles).

It almost goes without saying that everyone wants a low and mean stance for their bagger. Whether you’re vertically challenged or just want to look cool, you probably face the same challenge: If you simply throw a lowering kit on your bike with stock shocks, the quality of your ride will suffer. (In other words, as soon as you load gear and your old lady on the back of your back, that scenic … Continue Reading