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K&N Heads to the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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From Saturday, August 5th through Friday, August 11th, the 17th annual Motorcycles as Art Exhibit will be on display at the Buffalo Chip. K&N returns as one of the event sponsors for this year’s exhibit, themed Old Iron Young Blood. This display mashes young up-and-coming custom bike builders under 36 years old with artists in a one-of-a-kind display. “The Motorcycles as Art exhibit is always a great show with a high level of craftsmanship in an artistic two-wheel form,” explained Ross Berlanga, Brand Manager at K&N. “This year’s exhibit will feature some of the leading trends from the next generation of builders that will keep Sturgis on the gas for another 77 years.” Also at the Buffalo Chip, on Wednesday, August 9th is the 7th of 10 Super Hooligan Races. This “run what you brung” flat track series is title sponsored by Roland Sands Designs and K&N is proud to be a series sponsor. This is sure to be an entertaining race that will culminate in a giveaway of a custom RSD bike. You won’t want to miss it. Finally, the K&N hauler will be at Black Hills Harley-Davidson all week. The newest Harley-Davidson intakes will be on display including the new Shaker and AirCharger styles in both matte black with brushed aluminum accents as well as matte grey with polished accents to match the H-D Blonde motors. There will also be giveaways, product install demonstrations, and famous 1 Wheel Revolution stuntman Rob Carpenter will be showing off his talents on his Dyna in front of the K&N rig. This year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be one for the record books. If you are planning on attending, be sure to stop by the K&N booth and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff about our new products or just grab some swag.

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BMW to Offer Demo Rides on New Bagger Exclusively at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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For the first time ever, BMW Motorrad USA is offering free demo rides on its soon-to-be-released K 1600 B “Bagger,” and the company has chosen the Sturgis Buffalo Chip as the place to do it. Ten of the highly anticipated new bikes will be shipped to the Buffalo Chip for the exclusive demo ride opportunity, along with a full stable of new innovative BMW motorcycle models. BMW Motorrad representatives will be on hand at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads to show off all of the new bikes and assist with demo rides Friday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 11.


The K 1600 B features a new lower rear section with a significantly lower seat, a more elongated look and updated side bags. Its six-cylinder engine has serious muscle, pulling around 160 horsepower, and its high-tech options include reverse assist, hill start control, adaptive turning lights and more.



BMW will also offer demo rides on the entire R nineT Heritage family, including the newly released 2018 R nineT Urban G/S, along with the Pure, Racer and Scrambler models. The demo stable will include Adventure, Touring, Roadster, Urban, and Sport bikes.

Learn more about activities at the free-access CrossRoads by visiting www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/CrossRoads-Events.

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RATT and Night Ranger Bring Top 80s Rock to Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Two of the bands that helped shaped ‘80s Sunset Strip-era rock ‘n’ roll and became part of the foundation of that genre’s transformation, will be leading the party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Saturday, Aug. 5. RATT, whose signature sound made them one of the most popular rock acts of the time and helped pioneer Hollwood’s legendary hard rock sound and scene will be sharing the stage with Night Ranger, a band that has significantly impacted popular culture and produced some of the most powerful songs of the decade.

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Meet The Next Generation of Motorcycling’s Masters At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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An incredible group of young builders and artists who have been inspired by the iron stylings of previous generations will be creating new works that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present in the Buffalo Chip’s 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Old Iron/Young Blood; Motorcycles and the Next-Gen,” curated by famed motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter. Forty builders under 36 years of age have accepted the challenge to build a custom masterpiece especially for this exhibit, each of which will be displayed atop elevated pedestals and lit with theater lights to better give guests an open view from every angle. The exhibition is free to the public and open in the Buffalo Chip’s Event Center 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 11. More information can be found at MotorcyclesAsArt.com.

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S&S Brings MASSIVE Horsepower To Legends Ride’s One-Off Commemorative Low Rider

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In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride S&S Cycle, Inc. is debuting a 165-170 horsepower performance-styled Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider custom to be auctioned in support of the milestone event that kicks off in Deadwood, SD on Aug. 7. The fully customized Low Rider, designed to look and feel every bit a “muscle bike,” will be unveiled on Saturday, March 25 at 12:15 p.m. at the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show in the St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn.

As the uncontested aftermarket leader in V-Twin performance parts for almost six decades, S&S Cycle transformed the 2017 club-style chopper into a sleek and stylish beast powered by a T143 Black Edition engine packing 143 cubic inches and 165 horsepower to the wheel. Harnessing that extra horsepower required S&S to upgrade the transmission, clutch and primary work. To clothe the powerful machine, S&S added a Russ Wernimont FXRT style fairing some Dyna Defender bags. The piece de resistance is the hot rod inspired striped paint job, which recalls the wildly popular classic muscle car, the Shelby Cobra.

“This incredibly beautiful and powerful bike created by the masters at S&S Cycle will be going up on the auction block at the Legends Ride this August,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “It’s not only a real prize, but its sale will support the Ride, which has so far raised nearly half a million dollars for local charities including South Dakota Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. The top bidder is going to ride off on one incredible and unique motorcycle while feeling like a hero for supporting very worthy causes.”

To be one of the first to get a look at the 10th Anniversary Legends Ride bike, attend the official unveiling at the Donnie Smith Show on March 25. Information and photos will be posted at BuffaloChip.com after the event. The bike will be featured this summer in American Iron Magazine issue #351.

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Industry News — Brenda Vasknetz and Tammy Bohn Join the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Team

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Experienced motorcycle rally event specialists Brenda Vasknetz and Tammy Bohn are now part of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip team.

Brenda Vasknetz will serve as the Buffalo Chip’s Brand Alliance Manager, working closely with Sponsorship Director Lon Nordbye. Vasknetz, formerly the Sturgis Rally & Events Director, served the City of Sturgis for the past 27 years.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip also recently welcomed motorsports, firearms and sponsorship expert Tammy Bohn. Bohn will be under contract to assist the Buffalo Chip’s sponsorship team, working to develop strategic partnerships and promote the Chip’s numerous assets to motorsports and related industries.

“We are thrilled to have both Brenda and Tammy on our team. They bring a great deal of expertise in the rally, motorsports and firearms industries and will be assisting us with exciting new developments,” said Rod Woodruff, Buffalo Chip president.

Vasknetz’s extensive strategic development, organizational and financial operations experience is an asset to her new position.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Buffalo Chip team and being part of its planned expansion and new developments,” said Vasknetz. “This is an exciting time at the Chip, and this position will allow me to continue working with many organizations and businesses with which I have built relationships in order to help them experience an even more successful event.” Bohn has worked in the motorcycle, motorsports, and sponsorship industry for more than 17 years, most recently with the City of Sturgis. She and her husband, Justin, continue to own and operate Sturgis Guns in Sturgis, SD.

“I was drawn to the Buffalo Chip by the positive and energetic business atmosphere. They’ve been attracting some of the biggest names in the industry and have plans for even more development,” said Bohn. “I’m excited to be part of the growth and energy here.”

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Danger to Jump Pit of Deadly Rattlesnakes at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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American stuntman Doug Danger plans to jump a pit of 2,000 live rattlesnakes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. More about the jump and the official announcement video can be found here.

“Doug is a professional who’s completed some incredible jumps, but this one is truly over the top,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “He’s either the most courageous man I’ve ever met, or he’s got a genuine lack of fear. While we are doing all we can to ensure the safety of everyone in the amphitheater, including Doug, the threat to his life is real. These poisonous vipers will kill him nearly instantly should he fail.”

Prairie rattlers are known as one of the world’s deadliest snakes. One bite of a rattlesnake can kill a healthy man in the matter of a few minutes. It is reported that anti-venom can cost as much as $50,000 per injection, and an affected person may require several in order to survive, but only if administered in time. The snakes will be secured in holding tanks in an area designed to ensure the safety of all spectators.

The model of bike on which Danger will attempt this stunt further heightens the threat of receiving fatal rattlesnake bites. The 1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 was not engineered to leave the ground, nor was it manufactured to ensure a safe landing after doing so. But Danger has had a burning desire to jump this bike ever since seeing his hero, Evel Knievel, attempt both successful and not-so-successful stunts with the same bike.

Those wishing to witness Doug Danger’s Rattlesnake Jump may purchase passes at www.BuffaloChip.com. Danger’s death-defying stunt joins the previously announced American Flat Track Races in the lineup of spectacular entertainment for 2017.

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Win an Epiphone Guitar With The Sturgis Buffalo Chip's Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes

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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is giving people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a custom Epiphone Coronet™ collectible guitar signed by members of the 2012 Sturgis Buffalo Chip concert series lineup. Music-lovers and motorcyclists have a special opportunity to make the holiday season truly rock by registering to win the Rock the Holidays Guitar Sweepstakes and receive the ultimate one-of-a-kind custom Buffalo Chip guitar. Register now at www.BuffaloChip.Com or www.Facebook/SturgisBuffaloChip.

What really sets this Limited Edition custom Epiphone guitar sweepstakes apart and makes it a collectors dream are the signatures on the body of the guitar from famous rock stars that performed in 2012 at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Sturgis Buffalo Chip featured some of the biggest names in music during their annual 9 days and nights music festival each August.

“I can’t think of a better gift for anyone to find underneath their Christmas tree than this amazing piece of Buffalo Chip history.” Sturgis Buffalo Chip owner, Rod Woodruff says. “The guitar is one of the most sought after collectibles of the entire Sturgis Rally Music Festival.”

The Coronet-style commemorative guitar giveaway is custom designed with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip logo that also includes the signature of Chip owner Rod Woodruff. The Limited Edition Epiphone guitar features a double cutaway design, single volume control, bolt on neck, high output Epiphone 700T Humbucking pickup, Metallic Black finish, Mahogany body & neck, and Rosewood fingerboard.

For anyone who has ever been to, or wanted to go to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip or loves music, there can be no better gift than this one-of-a-kind custom signed guitar. Enter the Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes now at www.BuffaloChip.com for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Buffalo Chip music festival collectible for the holidays.