Honoring Our Combat Heroes
According to event Emcee, Richard Hunt (former Marine Sergeant), Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Florida, there are over 3000 military purple heart recipients in the state of Florida registered with their organization. Nationwide, their organization boasts more than 47,000 registered members. Today, take five of the purple heart recipients from their organization, and one other Purple Heart recipient, and you have the honorees for this years Heartstrings for Heroes Honors Cruise. Read more.
Indian Motorcycle salutes those who have served. Thank you.
Indian Motorcycle is honored to announce its sponsorship of the second annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, focused on raising awareness and support for America’s severely wounded and injured veterans. More information here.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has teamed up with one of the biggest names in music and the hottest name in apparel to offer fans the chance to win a unique holiday prize. The winner of the 2017 Buffalo Chip Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes will receive a sleek Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar signed by none other than the legendary George Thorogood, and a $200 Hot Leathers shopping spree. Fans may enter to win this exclusive collectible prize package at RockTheHoliday.com.
The guitar features a solid mahogany body with gloss black finish, a slim taper mahogany neck and a smooth rosewood fingerboard with dot overlays. Thorogood signed the guitar while performing at the Chip last August, instantly turning it into a highly sought-after collectible.
“This is the chance for someone to own a piece of rock history,” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “This guitar should hang in a museum, but we are excited to offer it to one lucky fan for the holidays instead. And the bonus $200 Hot Leathers shopping spree it comes with will ensure the winner looks just as cool as George Thorogood did when he played on our stage last August!”
Registration closes Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. MST. The winner will be announced Dec. 15. More information about the sweepstakes is available at RockTheHoliday.com.
ABATE of Wisconsin was concerned about the number of motorcyclists injured by negligent motorists, and especially those injured by right of way violators.
There was an inequity in the amount of punishment these violators faced, even for causing serious bodily injury or death. A remedy to this situation was attained through the passage of ACT 466, a comprehensive motorcycle legislation victory for ABATE that became effective June 12, 2006.
Authored by then-Senator Dave Zien of Wisconsin, penalties for injuring a motorcyclist increased substantially including increased fines, mandatory traffic school, and automatic license suspension. Since passage of this legislation, it was learned that many traffic violations had their own definitions which excluded them from being included in the right of way violation sanctions, even though in essence they were right of way violations. For instance, going through a stop sign was considered a right of way violation. Running a red light is designated as ignoring a signal.
Indian Motorcycle celebrates its American Flat Track race team with a custom-built Scout FTR1200 street bike. The Scout FTR1200 Custom takes inspiration from the Scout FTR750’s purpose-built flat track race bike that Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” piloted throughout a dominating championship season in the 2017 American Flat Track Series. Built in partnership with Indian’s race team, the one-off custom houses the Scout’s street-legal 1133cc V-Twin engine.
The 9th Softail model for 2018, this mini-sport-bagger is for commuting and light touring. Harley-Davidson positions its new Sport Glide motorcycle as an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring, cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide owns the curb on bike night and is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is riding right to the top of its fans’ wish list with the announcement of the great “American Bad Ass,” Kid Rock. Rock will be returning for a hard-hitting, hit-heavy bash at the Buffalo Chip on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, just one night after country music star Eric Church takes the same stage.
Kid Rock is one of the most requested performers in Buffalo Chip history. He was twice voted American Music Awards’ Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Billboard Music Awards’ Best New Artist and Best New Hard Rock Artist; has been nominated for five Grammys and has sold 35 million albums worldwide. The bold attitude he exudes in hits like “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy,” and the earthy combination of rock, country and hip hop heard in hit singles such as “All Summer Long” and “Picture” have made the redneck rocker a solid Chip favorite. His new album, “Sweet Southern Sugar,” will be released on Friday, Nov. 3 and includes the single “The Greatest Show on Earth.”
“Kid Rock is one of the most dedicated performers I’ve ever seen,” stated Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff. “In 2013 he played through an insane thunderstorm as lightning struck the Chip’s water tower. Not only does he belt -out one hit after another, he’s devoted to putting on the best show of his career every time he takes the stage, and literally rocks the house doing it.”
Kid Rock is the second of many world-class performers the Buffalo Chip will announce for 2018. Eric Church is scheduled to perform Wednesday, Aug. 8. In additional to musical entertainment, the Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track race will take place in the amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 5. The annual concert and event series, known as the “Best Party Anywhere®,” will begin on Friday, Aug. 3 and run through Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The campground will open for camping on Monday, July 30, 2018. More information is available and passes may be purchased at BuffaloChip.com.
The Internal Saddlebag Organizers eliminate fumbling through the abyss to find tools, phones, or whatever else inevitably ends up at the bottom. Made from UV-rated 1200-denier polyester, features include an expandable pouch for larger items, a zippered compartment and slip pockets to keep small items like key fobs or registration papers secure, plus elastic MOLLE modular attachment points for tools, knives and more. These handy organizers are designed to mount on the inner front panel of Harley-Davidson® hard bags using automotive-grade 3M® VHB™ adhesive tape, and can also be used on other OEM saddlebags with a depth greater than 11 inches.
• DIMS: 7” wide x 11” tall
• Sold in pairs
Check out these EZ to fit, solid brass exhaust tips. Manufactured by Paughco for as precision fit into 1 ¾” and 2” straight cut drag pipes, the tips are easily installed in minutes. Simply slip the tip into your pipe, drill a hole for the retaining screw and secure in place. That’s it! With 2 styles to choose from, the tips give a classy Old School look to any drag pipe equipped scooter. Models for 1 ¾” pipes are P/N 640 Short Curve, 640A Long Curve and 640B Tapered. For 2” pipes you have P/N 641 Short Curve, 641A Long Curve and 641B Tapered. All of the tips are sold in pairs and retail for just $89.95. Contact Paughco direct at 775-246-5738 or catch them on the Web at www.paughco.com