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Chart-Topping Rock Stars Pop Evil to Boost the Buffalo Chip on Aug. 8

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Chart-Topping Rock Stars Pop Evil to Boost the Buffalo Chip on Aug. 8 

Pop Evil will join Toby Keith, one of the most recognizable voices in country music, during the Freedom Celebration on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019

A strong knockout punch from chart-topping, alternative metal-rockers Pop Evil will crank up the “The Best Party Anywhere!” as the band opens for the legendary Toby Keith on Thursday, Aug. 8. The band’s crunchy guitars and propulsive rhythms will boost the party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip into high gear for a night of entertainment dedicated to American freedom and those who protect that right. Special tributes to active duty military and veterans will take place between the evening’s performances. See the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

“Pop Evil’s blend of metal and alternative badassery is just perfect for our Freedom Celebration on Thursday night,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, “Their explosive performance will be a great lead up to Toby Keith and another incredible night at the Chip.”

Pop Evil began the climb to rock stardom with its second album titled “War of Angels.” The single “Last Man Standing” rose to Billboard’s Active Rock Chart Top 20 and “Boss’s Daughter,” released on the same album, co-written and performed with Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars, hit Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Top 10. Subsequent albums propelled singles such as “Footsteps,” “Trenches,” “Deal with the Devil” and “Torn to Pieces” all to no. 1 on the same chart.

Pop Evil’s no. 1 hit singles include:

  • “Trenches”
  • “Footsteps”
  • “Deal with the Devil”
  • “Walking Lions”
  • “Torn to Pieces”

Top Ten hit singles include

  • “Ways to Get High”
  • “Be Legendary”
  • “Take it All”
  • “If Only for Now”
  • “Monster You Made”
  • “Last Man Standing”
  • “Beautiful”
  • “A Crime to Remember”
  • “100 in A 55”
  • “Boss’s Daughter”

The 2019 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Hunks The Show

Sunday, Aug. 4           Godsmack

American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races

Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

Collective Soul

Tuesday, Aug. 6         Disturbed

Dee Snider

Hunks The Show

Wednesday, Aug. 7    Snoop Dogg

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Pop Evil

Friday, Aug. 9             Volbeat

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

Reverend Horton Heat

The Buffalo Chip’s motorcycle and music festival will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. Numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Indian Motorcycle – Racing Forward

By | General News, Racing News

Indian Motorcycle – Racing Forward

With the American Flat Track Season in full swing, we wanted to share with you a video highlighting Indian Motorcycle Racing’s Brad Baker and the journey he has been on since suffering a significant spinal cord injury during a crash in last year’s X-Games that left him rendered him to a wheelchair. As you’ll see, Baker has been hard at work on the road to recovery and what’s been most impressive has been his outlook on his recovery and his life which has remained unmitigated. Baker has showed the same determination and work ethic in his recovery that made him such a successful rider. Along the way he has even found new ways to continue supporting the Indian Wrecking Crew without being on the track, including serving as a coach for team’s newest members.

To learn more and donate to the Wings for Life foundation which helps injured athletes, visits https://www.wingsforlife.com/us/

For more information, visit: https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/

45“ Flathead Transmission 3-Speed to 4-Speed Conversion Gear Kit 

By | New Product News

45“ Flathead Transmission 3- Speed to 4-Speed Conversion Gear Kit 

Press Release: New addition to our “NO ONE HAS THE V-TWIN SELECTION”  product line; V-Twin’s  10-piece Transmission kit is for use on 1941-1952 W model. Great for restoring those oldies but goodies and be able to take it for a spin and get those heads turning! Transform your 45” gear box from a 3-SPEED into a 4-SPEED transmission. This kit includes all gears and shifter drum side cover and re-uses the stock type mainshaft, countershaft, shifter forks, and hardware. Give your old Servi-car some new life with the 4-speed gear kit!   Just keep in mind that with the 4-speed conversion in a 45” transmission, the reverse gear option CANNOT be installed.  This kit does require a 4-speed shifter gate.   

For more information on VT No. 49-0683 45” WL Transmission 4-Speed Gear Kit, visit our website at www.vtwinmfg.com.

V-Twin Manufacturing/Tedd Cycle, Inc
436A Robinson Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550

11th Annual Biker Belles Celebrates Women in “Forward Motion” during Premier 2019 Charity Event

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11th Annual Biker Belles Celebrates Women in “Forward Motion” during Premier 2019 Charity Event

Join the Peace, Love and Happiness and Wild Gypsy Tour riders in honoring women in motorcycling with a Morning Ride and symposium with catered lunch.

Celebrate the fastest growing segment of motorcycle enthusiasts while raising funds for worthy local charities during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 11th annual Biker Belles celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 6. This moto-centric event is an opportunity to connect with women who are shaping the motorcycle industry, driving change and breaking long-held traditions.

“THE MORNING RIDE” KICKOFF
The event’s trademark “Morning Ride” from Deadwood to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will be a show of force and solidarity this year, as it’s joined by the Wild Gypsy Tour and Peace, Love & Happiness riders.

“FORWARD MOTION” AT THE LUNCH, WOMEN AND WHEELS BIKE SHOW
The festivities will continue following the ride with a pampering in the Comfort Zone by Team Diva, a catered lunch and a symposium titled “Forward Motion,” all to be held in the brand-new air-conditioned Sturgis Rally Information Center at the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads. All women are also invited to enter their bikes in the Women and Wheels Bike Show presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour that will be free to the public just outside the reception area.

THE CHARITIES
One hundred percent of rider fees will benefit the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, the Strider Education Foundation’s “All Kids Bike” program, and Helping with Horsepower, an organization that empowers and encourages women and girls who are at risk or victims of abuse.

THE EVENT SCHEDULE

8:00 am               Rider Registration at The Lodge at Deadwood opens

8:30 am               Registration at the Crossroads opens for non-riders

                            Registration opens for the Women & Wheels™ Bike Show presented by

                                     Wild Gypsy Tour at the CrossRoads

8:50 am               Ride Group Photo

9:00 am               Kickstands up for the escorted Morning Ride™ at the Lodge at

                                     Deadwood

10:30 am             Arrive Sturgis Buffalo Chip Crossroads

                             Biker Belles Silent Auction opens

                             Comfort Zone by Team Diva opens

     Women & Wheels Bike Show presented by Wild Gypsy Tour begins            

             (Biker Belle Entry not required – open to the public)

12:15                    Biker Belles catered Luncheon and “Forward Motion” Symposium

1:45                      Bike Show Ends and Awards announced

                             Group photo

Passes are available at BikerBelles.com or by calling 605-347-9000.

About Biker Belles
The annual Biker Belles charity event is a celebration of women in the world of motorcycling that centers on “Real Riders, Real Stories, and Real Passion”. Whether one rides his or her own bike or prefers being the passenger, this Sturgis Buffalo Chip-hosted event offers a great opportunity to meet new friends and gain inspiration from pioneering women who continue to influence the world of motorcycling today. Biker Belles support worthy local charities. To date Buffalo Chip programs have raised over $750,000 for charity. For more information and to join the 2019 Biker Belles celebration visit www.bikerbelles.com or call (605) 347-9000.

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast. The Buffalo Chip was awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2014, American Flat Track’s 2017 Event of the Year and was South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. Numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Kuryakyn L.E.D. Accent Strip Lights

By | New Product News

Kuryakyn L.E.D. Accent Strip Lights

Functional ultra-bright rear lighting for Street Glides and Road Glides.

New Kuryakyn L.E.D. Accent Strip Lights deliver attention-grabbing rear run-turn-brake functionality when illuminated, and are virtually invisible when off. The ultra-bright L.E.D. accents feature advanced chip-on-board technology, which offers greater packing density for higher intensity output, more uniform light production and superior longevity compared to standard L.E.D.’s. The durable injection-molded ABS housings (9-1/2” long x 1’ wide) are formed to mount discreetly behind the filler panel between the fender and saddlebags via automotive-grade 3M® adhesive. 

Kits are available for fitment on all ’09 Street Glides and ’10-‘19 Street Glides and Road Glides. Sold as a pair, each kit includes a run-turn-brake controller for convenient plug-&-Play wiring. 

• P/N 5417: ’09 Street Glides

• P/N 5418: ’10-’13 Street Glides & Road Glides

• P/N 5419: ’14-’19 Street Glides & Road Glides
MSRP: $179.99

For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com/products/5138/led-accent-strip-lights.

Indian Motorcycle Racing’s FTR750 Secures Second Consecutive Podium Sweep 

By | Racing News

Indian Motorcycle Racing’s FTR750 Secures Second Consecutive Podium Sweep 

Defending Champion Jared Mees Secures First Victory of the Season; Fellow Wrecking Crew Rider Briar Bauman & Indian Motorcycle Privateer Brandon Robinson Finish Second and Third at Texas Half-Mile

Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, continued its torrid start to the season, as the FTR750 secured its second podium sweep of the season at the Texas Half-Mile. Back-to-back reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees collected his first win of the 2019 season, while Wrecking Crew teammate Briar Bauman finished second, and Indian Motorcycle Privateer Brandon Robinson (Kennedy Racing/Armbruster Racing Indian FTR750) rounded out the podium with a third-place finish. 

Mees and Bauman separated themselves from the field almost immediately at the start of the race. The two teammates spent the majority of the race jockeying for position atop the leaderboard. After a series of lead changes throughout the early stages, Mees managed to create some separation from Bauman in lap 22 and did not relinquish his lead again. With his first victory of the season, Mees was able to move himself up to third on the championship leaderboard. 

“We are thrilled to see Jared get his first win of the season and make up some ground to stay near the top of the leaderboard,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “If this race was any indication, this is going to be an exciting season to watch Jared and Briar push each other to new heights the rest of the year.”

Mees’ victory snaps a seven-race winless streak and moves him into second on the all-time win list for Half-Miles. For Bauman, the second-place finish continues a strong start to the season that has seen him reach the podium in all three races, including a victory at the Daytona TT. His impressive start has him atop the leaderboard with 62 points followed by Robinson and Mees with 53 and 47 points respectively. Fellow Wrecking Crew Rider Bronson Bauman currently finds himself in eleventh with 24 total points.

The season continues on April 27 with Arizona Super TT in Chandler, Arizona. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information Indian Motorcycle Racing’s sponsors, visit their websites: Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, S&S Cycle, Indian Motorcycle Oil, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Alpinestars, Bell Helmets and J&P Cycles.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

ProBEAM Dual Intensity LED TriBAR for Harley-Davidson® 

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ProBEAM Dual Intensity LED TriBAR for Harley-Davidson®

The Custom Dynamics® ProBEAM® LED TriBar has been engineered from the ground up using the highest quality automotive LEDs and modern light pipe design! Custom Dynamics premium line of aftermarket LED TriBar running and brake light now provides increased side visibility to maximize safety through modern technology for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. ProBEAM LEDs illuminate a constant on running light and provide a full intensity brake light. Backed by the Custom Dynamics® Lifetime LED Warranty, fitment is available for H-D™ Street Glide®, Street Glide® Special, Road Glide®, Road Glide® Special, and Road King® Special models (does not fit CVO™ models). For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

$139.95-$199.95

DRAG PN: 2040-2257, 2040-2258, 2040-2259, 2040-2260, 2040-2261, 2040-2262

Zac Brown Collective & Indian Motorcycle Celebrate American Craftsmanship With Custom Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

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Zac Brown Collective & Indian Motorcycle Celebrate American Craftsmanship With Custom Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

One-of-a-Kind Custom Motorcycle to Benefit Zac Brown’s Non-Profit Organization, Camp Southern Ground

In a V-Twin powered showcase of American craftsmanship, Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and Zac Brown Collective announced today the reveal of a one-of-a-kind Indian Chieftain Dark Horse. The custom motorcycle, modified by the innovative team of artists, fabricators, and engineers at Zac Brown Collective, will be raffled with all proceeds benefiting Camp Southern Ground, the non-profit passion project of Zac Brown, frontman for multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. During summer, Camp Southern Ground hosts campers for week-long, inclusion based, residential camps. The remainder of the year, the camp provides programs supporting veterans and military families.

Born from the imaginations of talented artisans, and crafted by hand, the Zac Brown Collective Indian Chieftain Dark Horse features a host of one-of-a-kind modifications, including custom 21” front and 16” rear wheels and custom paint incorporating charcoal flake and 24kt gold leaf with a satin clear coat finish. Additionally, the motorcycle features custom seat and saddle bag liners made with one-off fabric, zircon gold plated engine components, and the Indian Motorcycle Thunder Stroke 116 cubic-inch Stage 3 Big Bore kit, which delivers 15 percent more torque and 20 percent more horsepower when compared to a stock Thunder Stroke 111 engine. 

“Zac Brown Collective embodies American craftmanship much like we do at Indian Motorcycle. Their unique custom creations reflect our passion for craftsmanship of the highest order in terms of both artistry and functionality,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “We’re proud to be partnering with Zac Brown for this great cause benefiting Camp Southern Ground and excited to showcase this piece of custom motorcycle art.” 

Zac Brown Collective’s in-house custom design company works with wood, metal and leather to design everything from custom cars, motorcycles, and trucks to one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, and more. The team is comprised of skilled carpenters, artists and engineers who use state-of-the-art technology to design and build unique creations. The air brush artists and impressive paint booth provides the opportunity for custom paint designs, like the one seen in the custom Indian Chieftain Dark Horse. 

“It’s incredible to be partnering with a brand as iconic and historic as Indian Motorcycle – a group of people that are clearly as passionate about craftsmanship as we are,” said Zac Brown, founder of Zac Brown Collective. “The custom Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is an example that craftsmanship is more than merely a labor of love, but truly an art form. We’re thrilled to channel the power of this incredible motorcycle to benefit Camp Southern Ground.”   Read More

5th WHY WE RIDE to The Quail Charity Motorcycle Ride 

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5th WHY WE RIDE to The Quail Charity Motorcycle Ride 

Sets Aggressive Goal for Much-needed Funds for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Scenic Motorcycle Tour for Charity Set for May 2–4

The sold out Fifth Invitational WHY WE RIDE to The Quail charity motorcycle trek will take place May 2, 3 and 4. Why We Ride began as a movie about passion for motorcycling but very quickly evolved into something else entirely: one of the biggest social motorcycle movements in over 40 years. The Why We Ride team knew that the dedication and generosity of the motorcycle community was an incredible resource, and they set out to harness it with a simple mission statement: inspire, educate and celebrate.

“When our Why We Ride film crew member Joseph Northrup passed away from a brain tumor he had been battling since childhood, a new goal became clear,” said Bryan Carroll, producer of Why We Ride Films, organizers of the event. For five years, we’ve partnered with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to defeat the deadliest childhood cancer, and this year we’re setting our most aggressive fund-raising goal thus far.”

To aid in reaching that goal this year, riders are now able to fundraise on their own. Participating riders can be sponsored as individuals or teams, with donations from friends, families, co-workers and members of the public contributing directly to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Sponsors can then stay involved with the journey via live feeds and social media updates. One hundred percent of all funds raised will go to the foundation. This year, over forty sponsors (almost double from last year), 100 riders and 21 volunteers from 12 states and 3 countries are uniting to support this great cause.

Currently there are dozens of teams signed up to help raise funds for the  Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation with over $3500 raised. The goal is to raise $10,000 and there is a week left before the ride starts. The donations go directly to the  Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation with only four percent of federal research funding are dedicated to childhood cancers, and a fraction of that goes toward pediatric brain tumors it is important to donate today. There are more than 100 different types of pediatric brain tumors in need of a cure, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation aims to remedy every one of them. WHY WE RIDE to The Quail seeks to help them in that goal.

“This event has grown every year for five years,” said Bryan Carroll. “We have a lot of people with a lot of different backgrounds, and everyone comes together, has fun and bonds. There’s a commonality we share: a love for motorcycling and the desire to help those in heed.”

The Why We Ride team invites you to join them on their journey and help in their mission to bring afflicted children and their families hope.

  • Team Klock Werks fundraising page
  • Brian Carroll fundraising page
  • Ken Conte fundraising page

About Why We Ride:
Why We Ride Films is the production team behind Why We Ride, a feature length documentary film. Since its December 2013 release, it has quickly become the most critically acclaimed motorcycle movie of all time. Independently distributed by producer/director Bryan H. Carroll and producer James Walker—recipients of American Motorcyclist Magazine’s 2014 Motorcyclists of the Year award—Why We Ride’s aim is to use the power of cinema not only to entertain but also educate, inspire and celebrate the world of motorcycling with audiences worldwide. To learn more about Why We Ride, visit WhyWeRide.com.

Early American Transportation Innovation

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Early American Transportation INNOVATION

Acting on a tip from a Museum supporter, about two years ago the National Motorcycle Museum learned of an aviation and cycle car collection in Minnesota that needed a new home. A GoFundMe campaign was launched making a call for support in acquiring the 42 foot wingspan 1911 Aerohydroplane and cycle car in storage for decades. Important for their innovation, and original condition, the Aerohydroplane and car were the work of Chicago aviation inventor James Stephens.

In 2016 the plane was disassembled by three antique aviation experts, loaded into two tractor trailers and brought to the National Motorcycle Museum where later the men reassembled it. Surrounded by innovative pre-1920 American  motorcycles, bicycles, toys and memorabilia the Early American Transportation INNOVATION exhibit is now open. “So many interesting approaches to transportation were tried, so many patents established in these early years. The motorcycles, bicycles and the airplane show so much interesting and creative American innovation,” says National Motorcycle Museum chairman, Jill Parham. “This was a challenging project in so many ways. We are grateful to the Minnesota Air & Space Museum for donating the collection, the monetary donations of support and for all the volunteers who helped get it installed in our Museum.” Motorcycles on display include a replica 1869 Roper Steam Cycle, Flying Merkel, Iver Johnson, Reading Standard, Excelsior, Thor, Sears, Thomas, the very rare Blue Bird and Crouch plus fine Indians and Harley-Davidsons.”

View The Exhibit Here

Merz and STECO Cycle Cars

National Motorcycle Museum Information:
The National Motorcycle Museum has over 500 motorcycles and thousands of pieces of memorabilia, toys and ad artwork on display.

Museum exhibits represent machines made everywhere in the world. Merkel and Thor are among early American brands on display in the Museum, but Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles are the best represented American bikes. European makers like Ducati, Moto-Guzzi are here, plus British marques such as Triumph, BSA and Norton. Smaller British and Japanese road and off-road bikes are represented well in the Museum as well.

There is an amazing 600+ piece toy collection which also includes several rare pedal cars.

Over 30 antique bicycles and early advertising art are on display. There’s even a fully restored 1920’s Shell Motor Oil Service Station!

The National Motorcycle Museum is located in Anamosa, near Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is open daily, year around, closed only on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Seasonal daily hours are on the Museum website as is a short video tour to give you a taste of Museum exhibitions.

Museum admission is only $15.00 except during special events. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Museum members are admitted free. CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a member of the National Motorcycle Museum.
For more information, email the Museum at museum@nationalmcmuseum.org or call: 319-462-3925

Click here to plan your visit:

Photo credit: Scott Abing

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