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lvb_8015-x3If there is any place on the planet capable of becoming the home of Baggers, it would be Las Vegas. Okay, Paul Yaffe calls Phoenix home, along with the master of Dirty Bird Customs, John Shope. But Vegas is still the mecca between everywhere and Los Angeles.

There’s something about a gang of world-class baggers cruising down the Las Vegas strip. The neon explosion into a dazzling array of colors against the most awe-inspiring rainbow of metallic hues glistening against chrome on each bagger. Read more here.


Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Celebrates Success

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unnamedFrom the motorcycles to the industry’s pioneers and innovators, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame recognizes every aspect of what makes motorcycling great. The Museum was chartered in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community, and plans call for improvements that will make it possible to create world-class exhibits. However this progress would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of the board of directors, the local community and most importantly the sponsors..

“It was time to Honor the Ride and Build the Legacy,” says Executive Director Myrick Robbins. “The mission for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum remains unchanged, however the means to achieving its lofty goals are certainly advancing courtesy of our sponsors and supporters of the Museum.” A record number of visitors over the course of 2016 and a complete sell-out of the annual Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies breakfast highlighted a record year for the Sturgis landmark.

The support of the community and the amazing efforts of Rod Woodruff, founder and President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, will make it possible for the Museum to expand on its mission to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle,” says Robbins. This year alone the Chip donated $18,356 toward expansion, part of a total $228,000 contributed over the past nine years to help build a world-class Museum in Sturgis showcasing motorcycling’s history.
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Also making a major contribution to the Museum was Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident & Injury Attorneys. The original attorneys who ride contributed $2,500. “We know the challenges, danger and bias that riders face on the road as we were riders long before we became lawyers,” says managing partner Chuck Koro. “We are proud to support the museum’s efforts to honor the men and women who have dedicated much of their lives to improving, promoting and advancing motorcycling.”

Strider Bikes stepped up as the presenting sponsorship for the Hall of Fame. Based in nearby Rapid City, Strider Balance Bikes are putting the next generation of Hall of Famers in the saddle today! “Next year marks the 100th anniversary of bicycles in the Black Hills and we are happy to welcome Strider to the party,” notes Robbins. “This is an ideal match… Just as Strider is a resource for future generations of riders, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame stands out because of the fact that we not only document the history of the machines, we document the history of the people who have shaped and changed the sport and lifestyle.”

Call the Museum at 605.347.2001 or online at


Harley-Davidson Power Carries Krawiec To Nhra Countdown Lead With Pro Stock Motorcycle Win In Dallas

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Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec stormed to the lead in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship standings with a big win in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA AAA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Racing a competition Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle, Krawiec scored a hole-shot victory in the final round to win his second-consecutive Countdown event and take a 17-point lead with two rounds left in the championship battle.

“Once again Harley-Davidson power carried the day, and I had good lights in every round,” said Krawiec, who now has five wins in seven final-round appearances for the season. “With two wins in a row, we’ve gained some momentum but we are by no means ready to run away with this championship. This is still a four-way dog fight, and, with two races left, what’s going to matter are the bonus points. You could win this by a point or two.”

Krawiec qualified third for Sunday eliminations with a best run of 6.821 seconds. His Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines teammate, Andrew Hines, qualified second at 6.811 seconds. Hines, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, lost in the second round on Sunday. Krawiec, who arrived in Dallas trailing Hines by 38 points, took the Countdown lead for the first time this season with the 36th Pro Stock Motorcycle win of his career.

Hines and Krawiec race on competition motorcycles inspired by the unrelenting performance and sleek street style of the Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle, a motorcycle powered by a liquid-cooled 60° V-twin engine ready to breathe a little fire onto the street and available now at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships.

After four of six events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, only 60 points separate the top four riders. Krawiec leads the class with 2,425 points and Hines is second with 2,408 points.

Round five of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship, the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals, is set for Oct. 27-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.

Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycle Auctioned For $150,000 At Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

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The #001 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on Saturday October 15 raised $150,000 for the benefit of Operation Ride Home, a program that assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families through a partnership with the Armed Services YMCA.


jd_orh-logo_finalOne hundred fifty individually numbered 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage and Indian Springfield™ motorcycle models were made available for purchase on March 4, 2016, for $29,999. All but #001 of the 150-unit production run sold in just eight hours on the first day of availability, with that first unit being saved for this auction. These motorcycles represent the first time in the century and a half history of Jack Daniel’s that any vehicle has had an officially sanctioned Jack Daniel’s livery, making this motorcycle even more special.

#001 of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage version, was auctioned at world-renowned Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on October 15 at the Mandalay Bay resort. The full $150,000 of proceeds from the auction will benefit Operation Ride Home, which assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families. Approximately 700 individuals – both service members and their families – will be reunited this holiday season care of this sale alone. Collector Vincent Amato won bidding and will take the motorcycle home to display in his collection.

“It’s fantastic to see these two great brands partner for such a worthy cause,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Both Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s have a respect and admiration for our enlisted men and women, and bringing military families together for the holidays is something that is truly special.”

“The generosity shown by Mr. Amato in purchasing this special bike is simply remarkable,” said Jeff Arnett, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “Just knowing how many more service members and their families we’ll be able to assist with travel this year is something that makes us all very proud. It will make this holiday season even that more special for these heroes and their families.”

Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery and designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, S.D., both Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage models feature an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories, as well as Jack Daniel’s-inspired custom paint and logos, badging, leather saddle and saddlebags. Each fender is inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history, and an inscription of Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra reminds riders that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately. Finally, both models also came with a custom-printed Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel top to commemorate each bike, a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group™ for one year.

For more information about Operation Ride Home, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit

More Indian Scout Custom Options From Klock Werks

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The history behind the Indian Scout is rich with adventure. Burt Monro pursued and achieved a world land speed record on a heavily modified Scout on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and it still stands today. Indian Scout motorcycles were used by the US Army and its Allies in World War II. And, after the Scout returned in 2015, builders around the globe have dug in, making this new, sporty version a piece of art and breathing new life into a classic and beloved ride.


Start your Scout project off right with the same bars that have been used on favorite kustom Scout motorcycles like the “Spirit of Sturgis” and most recently, the “Red Wing.”

Along with other new parts for Scout and Scout 60, Klock Werks offers a vintage touch with the Klassic Handlebars. These bars are a vision into the past, and they are an optimal choice for a more aggressive position. Paired with the Klassic Seat Pan Kit, you already have the best start to a time-honored model!

Your bars can be the difference between an enjoyable ride and an uncomfortable one. Ever had cramped hands, pain in the shoulders and forearms, or strain that seems to run through your entire back? It might be time to change your stance with Klock Werks 1” KlipHangers. These bars adjust to your unique positioning, and the machined klamps are solid details. Put your hands where they want to be instead of craning to meet the bars.


Despite the apprehension some riders have about changing out the handlebars, Klock Werks includes valuable installation information in your package and online at Get into a better position for your Indian Scout today. The Klock Krew is available to help!


Bonham’s Autumn Stafford Motorcycle Auction Roundup

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When Bonham’s James Stensel said that “the Bonhams Stafford Sale continues to act as the international barometer for collectors’ motorcycle sales,” he could have not been more accurate.


The Spring and Autumn Stafford sales traditionally throw up the finest of British collectible motorcycles and break records. Our top 250 motorcycles sold at auction listing includes dozens of bikes sold at the Staffordshire Country Showground in these bi-annual sales and the results of Sunday’s Stafford sale (a 94 percent sale rate and a total value of £1,572,712 – US$1.9 million) reflect a strong market.

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Bike Feature — Brent Ulman’s 1928 HD – JD

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Judging a bike show is not as easy as many people may think, especially if you are going to do it right. There are many factors to consider and attention to detail is critical. Also knowledge of the make, model and production year can be a major factor.

There were many sharp motorcycles in the Cycle Source Sturgis 2016 Ride In Bike Show, and I studied every motorcycle entered but kept coming back to the 1928 Harley JD of Brent Ulman of Buffalo, Wyoming. Continue reading.