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Thursday Bike Night Exclusive Unveiling!

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Euro Cycles of Orlando will be unveiling the WORLD’S FIRST Italian street legal, electric motorcycle, The Energica!

Don’t miss your chance to see The Energica Ego and Eva! These bikes are designed and built by the same people who have engineered racing performance for Formula 1!

Come out for a great time and check out the release of these gorgeous high-tech bikes at Ace Cafe’s Bike Night, starting at 6pm, this Thursday, 11/8!

Be there!


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I’ve busted my ass over the last couple of weeks scrambling from one project, like the Salt Torpedo, to the ’72 F250 Truck, to the Bikernet Headquarters projects. I’ve been working 12-hour days easy and been successful for the most part.

Yesterday, I took a break, got a massage, and performed the last registration project on the ’72 F250 for the DMV. I had it weighed for 11 bucks at a local truck stop.

The Redhead got home from the Marina encampment for the destitute and drunks, early. We had a terrific dinner, watched the latest Romanoff and crashed. I woke up in the middle of the night with a toothache.

It was a fight all night, but somehow I beat it and woke up at 6:00 clear, but in a daze. We’re so damn fragile. Let’s hit the news. I’ll need a nap today. Read more.

Thrills and Spills of “War of the Twins” Return to Kick-Off Donnie Smith Show® Weekend

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Authentic Indoor Flat Track motorcycle racing is returning to the Twin Cities for the second year on March 22, 2019 to kick-off the largest custom bike and car show weekend in the Midwest, theDonnie Smith Show – Midwest Extravaganza! Last year’s show was a breakout success nearly reaching attendance capacity, proving that the hunger for this style of racing action has never gone away in the Twin Cities. Tickets are now on sale for the War of the Twins II. All seats and VIP boxes are assigned by reservation only. The best seats will be purchased first, so enthusiasts are encouraged to make reservations early. Tickets are available for $15 in advance online. The first 500 children 12 and under in the door accompanied by a parent will receive free entry, two free children admissions per adult ticket purchase. VIP box seating tickets are an additional $25. Reservations may be made here:IndoorFlatTrack.com/tickets.

There’s nothing like the sound, fury or speed of flat track bikes launching off the stripe or ripping down the straightaway. Thirteen seasons, from 1968 to 1980, the revered Minneapolis Armory hosted “The Indoors,” indoor flat track racing that filled otherwise dreary winter months with handlebar-to-handlebar, down-and-dirty race action. Over those years, hundreds of privateer racers found a home in which to compete. As one of the largest, most successful and longest-running flat track events, The Indoors put the sport on the map. The Twin Cities welcomed the heart-pounding thunder of indoor flat track racing back again last March at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

“We were thrilled with the attendance and incredible reaction to the races last year,” said Neil Ryan, promoter of the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. “Flat track has played into that American spirit of independence, competitiveness, and the need for speed, the elements that make this such a great partner sport for the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. I rarely see a home run in its first year like we experienced. We expect this event to continue to grow and provide thrilling racing action for years to come.”

Sponsoring the Indoor Flat Track races are GEICO Motorcycle, Russ Brown, Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Lucas Oil and S&S Cycle.


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Kuryakyn® and John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts® are once again teaming up to deliver an all-new Signature Series line of accessories designed for Indian® Motorcycle. Produced exclusively by Kuryakyn, the Vantage Signature Series by John Shope showcases the distinct vision and style that made Dirty Bird Concepts a household name among the world’s top custom bike builders.

Following the development of the Sprint Signature Series for midsize Scouts, Kuryakyn designers and Shope shifted focus toward Indian’s heavyweight platforms. The new Vantage Signature Series reflects Shope’s trademark precision-sculpted lines and smooth, flowing contours. All components come ready to bolt on and ride out of the box, with durable cast aluminum or high-impact injection-molded ABS construction. Finish options include chrome or black, and with proper prep, custom finishes or paint can be easily applied to all black versions for a unique and personalized look.

Signature Series Vantage Air Cleaner & Horn Cover
The Vantage Air Cleaner is built to perform with its high-flow design and included Kuryakyn-designed K&N® filter element that’s washable and reusable. The modular aluminum cover incorporates a satin black base and contrasting chrome or gloss black outer trim. Openings around the perimeter of the cover provide additional airflow while black stainless steel screen inserts block debris and add aggressive styling.

Fitment: ’14-’19 Indian models (except Scout)
• P/N 9270 – Chrome, P/N 9271 – Gloss Black

Following similar styling cues as the air cleaner, the Vantage Horn Cover’s smooth, sculpted two-piece design provides contrast and dimensional depth. Available as a direct replacement on all ’14-’17 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Springfield models; ’18-later models require Kuryakyn’s Horn Cover Adapter (P/N 5759), sold separately.

Fitment: ’14-’19 Indian models (except Scout)
• P/N 5697 – Chrome, P/N 5698 Gloss Black

Signature Series Vantage Dash Console
The Vantage Dash Console replaces the shorter factory console and vinyl trim for seamless coverage down the center of the tank. The clean design enhances the tank’s shape and incorporates “knockout” covers for models with console-mounted ignition buttons, as well as power saddlebag locks and heated grip switches. Cast from A380 aluminum offered in chrome or satin black.

Fitment: ’14-’19 Chieftains and Roadmasters (except ’18 Roadmaster Elite)
• P/N 5626 – Chrome, P/N 5627 Satin Black

Signature Series Vantage Headlight Bezel
The Vantage Headlight Bezel completely transforms the outer fairing with its sharp, clean lines and formed headlamp visor. Durable and lightweight high-impact ABS construction holds up extremely well to dings and debris without adding noticeable weight to the front end. Bolt it on reusing factory hardware and you have a completely new look in minutes.

Fitment: ’14-’18 Chieftain, ’19 Chieftain Classic, & 15-’19 Roadmaster
• P/N 5682 – Chrome, 5694 – Satin Black

For more information or to view the entire Vantage Signature Series by John Shope, visit www.kuryakyn.com.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Scores with a Doubleheader for Monday Aug. 5, 2019

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Another heavy-hitter has been added to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup. The gritty hard rock of Collective Soul will hit a homerun in the opener for Styx when they take the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Monday’s superstar double header is a big score for the first 200 fan who donate and make a reservation to participate in the 2019 Legends Ride as they will be attending the concerts for free. See the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS


“We’ve really gone all out for fans with this Monday night lineup,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Both of these powerhouse rock bands have long rosters of incredible hits and a hard-hitting energy that will bring the amphitheater roaring to its feet. Anyone who loves a great rock concert will not want to miss these performances.”

The edgy rock that has made Collective Soul an unbounded success propelled a number of their songs and albums into the record books. “Collective Soul,” their self-titled second album went triple platinum and logged 76 weeks on the Billboard 200. Collective Soul singles hitting no. 1 include:

  • “Shine” (no. 1 Album Rock Song of 1994, also won a Billboard award for Top Rock Track)
  • “December”
  • “Where the River Flows”
  • “The World I know”
  • “Precious Declaration”
  • “Listen”
  • Heavy”



The 38th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip 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. In addition to Collective Soul and Styx, the Buffalo Chip has also announced the performance of country music superstar Keith Urban on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Fans can expect more band announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com