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Collective Soul At Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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UntitledCollective Soul is adding its name to the growing roster of legendary rock greats and emerging megastars playing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® this August. The alt-rock heavyweights will take to the main stage at the Chip’s 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival on Sunday, Aug. 3, prior to a performance from classic rockers, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The music festival lineup this year is just amazing,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President and CEO. “We’ve really been working hard to bring our guests the best of rock along with some of the top names in pop today. Collective Soul is the icing on our layer cake.”

After rocketing to stardom with its double-platinum, debut album, “Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid,” Collective Soul rose to international fame and, now celebrating their 20th Anniversary, remains a fast favorite of music lovers worldwide. Buffalo Chip fans can expect to hear some of the band’s chart-topping hits like “December,” “Where the River Flows,” “The World I Know,” “Gel,” “Smashing Young Man” and “Heavy.”

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has so far announced a line-up of some of the biggest names in the music industry, including:

Sunday, Aug. 3 – Collective Soul and Lynyrd Skynyrd

Monday, Aug. 4 – Zac Brown Band and John Mayall

Tuesday, Aug. 5 – Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper, The Final Tour

Wednesday, Aug. 6 – ZZ Top and Florida Georgia Line

Thursday, Aug. 7 – Train and Pop Evil

Friday, Aug. 8 – The Pretty Reckless

More world-class entertainment will be announced soon to complete the nine days line-up of the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Passes may be purchased for the entire festival, partial week or for one day by calling 605-347-9000 or visiting

100 Years Later, An Indian Motorcycle Runs The Cannon Ball Once Again

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On May 3rd, 1913, 100 years ago, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker started his 7 horsepower Indian V-Twin and pointed East, aiming to beat the existing record for cross-country travel by motorcycle. He and his beloved Indian Motorcycle did the trip in 11 days which was 9 days faster than the previous record. A newspaper said he was faster than the Cannonball Express Train and the name stuck.

100 years later a group of riders is recreating this historic ride through The Cannon Ball Project.

Indian Motorcycle is joining the trip on a specially modified Indian® Chief® Vintage. Named Elnora, after Cannon Ball Baker’s wife, it is a development motorcycle that has already seen thousands of miles of engineering testing and over the road miles. The bike was modified to remove weight, stiffen the suspension and add protection as the route features hundreds of miles of gravel roads and some particularly sandy sections.

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Vandals Booby Trap Trails In Colorado

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Vandals are endangering the lives of motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders in the Pike National Forest by burying spikes along trails used by off-highway vehicles and others, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

The spiked strips, which resemble heavy barbed wire, can cause flat tires on motorized vehicles, which could cause loss of control and result in a crash. The “booby traps also threaten the safety of hikers and horseback riders.

One strip was found on a single-track trail in the Pike National Forest on May 5. The matter came to the attention of the AMA through AMA Life Member Jerry Abboud and the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition.

The U.S. Forest Service issued a warning on Tuesday, stating that, “The device posed a significant public safety concern, and U.S. Forest Service officialsare asking for assistance from the public to provide any information they may have.”

“Such acts are deplorable,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president of government relations. “No matter what is motivating the people behind this, endangering the safety of innocent individuals is unacceptable.”

Allard called for harsh punishment for the perpetrators when they are identified.

“The safety of the public and our employees is our highest concern,” said Laura Mark, Forest Service special agent in charge for the Rocky Mountain Region. “Anyone who has information about this is encouraged to contact the Forest Service law enforcement officials.”

Mark advises individuals who find the spike strips or any other booby trap to:

  • Document the location — with latitude and longitude, if available;
  • While at the site, try to report the device to the nearest Forest Service office, which can be found here:;
  • Follow the Forest Service directions;
  • If the Forest Service cannot be contacted, conspicuously mark the site to warn other trail users or carefully remove the device.

The AMA also requests that information be emailed to Please include the location of the device — a description of the device, the date of discovery and any other information deemed important or appropriate.

Individuals with information about the found booby traps are asked by the Forest Service to leave a message on the Forest Service Law Enforcement Tip Line at (303) 275-5266. A reward is being offered.

First Annual Iron And Ash Ride

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An Epic cross country ride to raise awareness for veterans, Cigars for Warriors and Veterans Outreach.
By Cat Hammes

Many of you know I am extremely involved with veterans. I am currently working on two projects at the same time. I have decided the best way to raise funds for both programs is to do a cross country motorcycle ride. I will be attending events and various gatherings, planned Cigars for Warriors Events, Cigar shops themselves and personal friends of the crew. I will explain more about these charities and my involvement, but first I want to back up and tell you my life events that brought me to this point, and led me to my passion and work for veteran outreach.

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Motorcycle Accident Scene Management

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The Bystander Assistance Program put on by Vickie Sanfelipo of Accident Scene Management.

Text and Photos by Rogue

It is not something that most people want to talk about and motorcycle media is often reluctant to report on. The reason basically is that it brings attention to a part of our lifestyle that none of us want to visit and it is also not good for motorcycle sales. But reality is there are all kinds of crashes, collisions and accidents that involve motorcycles. There are steps and programs that are attempting to resolve this through awareness, motorcycle rider education and other means but a fact of life is that it is still happening and has to be addressed.

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On Any Sunday 2 Is Coming

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On Any Sunday is a film that the majority of motorcycle enthusiasts view as inspiration; a touchstone to all that’s great about going on two wheels. Whether you’re into dirtbikes, sportbikes, drag racing, road racing, dirt track or cruising around on a chopper, the original movie by Bruce Brown probably made you dream of owning a motorcycle and letting it all out in the sun, in the rain or in the mud.

In 1971, film-maker Bruce Brown released a documentary that was to change the way the world looked at motorcycles and motorcycle racers.

‘On Any Sunday’ did for motorcycle culture what his seminal movie ‘The Endless Summer’ (1966) did for the burgeoning Sixties surf scene: it took a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the men and machines who race motorbikes at the weekend, sharing their passion for the sport.

Now it’s time for the next chapter. This time, Bruce’s son, acclaimed filmmaker Dana Brown (‘Step into Liquid’, ‘Dust to Glory’) follows in his father’s tracks to bring us a modern take on the original film, capturing the people who ride motorbikes into all terrains and what the journey means to them.

For Dana Brown, the chance to tread the same ground as his father, but with modern technology was too good a chance to miss. “The heart, soul and passion has not changed, but the level of performance and the technology to convey that certainly has,” said Dana Brown.

“Seeing it all come full circle is an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s shaping up to be one of the strongest films I’ve ever done and I am excited to share a glimpse of the film now.”

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is released in the autumn. Meanwhile, visit the dedicated site where you can find in-depth information, meet the cast and crew, join the online community – and be inspired to get out and ride.

Industry News — CV Performance Taps V-Twin Marketing

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CV Performance, a provider of CV Harley Carburetor tuning parts and kits has chosen V-Twin Marketing as its PR and Marketing Agency of record. Ken Mendelson, President and owner of CV Performance said, “We are happy to be partnering with V-Twin Marketing – we believe their years of experience and deep industry connections with dealers and bike builders is just what we need. They are going to help us spread the word about our company and products to those that have the most interest in and need for our products”.

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Rick Raus, President of V-Twin Marketing says, CV Performance has a great product line of Harley Davidson CV carburetor tuner kits and replacement parts for the two million plus Big Twin and Sportsters on the road using these carbs. Their engineering and manufacturing is top notch and already have a strong following of happy customers. Our agency partner, Digital POWER Media President, Skip Johnson will be handling the CV Performance account.”

“CV Performance products help riders make their bikes run better so they can enjoy riding more, says Skip Johnson, of V-Twin Marketing and Digital POWER Media. Their products are top of the line, as is their customer service, written and video instruction and on-line tech support. They have more new items on the way and we are anxious to help them connect with more new customers”.

CV Performance, specializing in tuning and improving Harley Davidson CV carburetion for over 25 years, offers premium Harley CV carb parts and tuner kits to help make Harleys run to their fullest potential. The products are available for all constant velocity CV carburetors used on 1989 – 2006 Harley Big Twin, Twin Cam and all Sportsters from these model years. CV Performance exclusively engineered parts and components have been developed through extensive R&D and real world testing. Exclusive CVP parts are CNC machined from aerospace quality billet materials and manufactured to CV Performance’s exacting specifications. Items are available at CV Performance Authorized Dealers and International Vendors, plus on the company website.

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Industry News: Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice And MAG Complete Merger

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Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice and Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) today announced the completion of their merger. The combined company will operate under the MAG name.

J.A. Lacy, President and CEO of LDI, Ltd., the majority shareholder of the combined company, is the Chief Executive Officer. Brian Etter continues in his role as President of MAG’s branded product, media and online retail operations. Dan Courtney continues as President of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice.

Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and other legacy MAG shareholders retain a significant minority interest in the combined company.

Burly Brand To Build A Brat Style Sporty

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Burly Brand is just getting started on a Brat Style Sporty and got lucky enough to hook up with Bikernet sponsor EMD.

“Gorgeous cast aluminum pieces. Stoked to get these on our bike!” says Burly Brand’s David Zemla. Make sure to follow Burly Brand on social media as they plan on documenting their build. This should be fun.


Pro Taper Handlebars

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Pro Taper Tracker handlebars are constructed specifically to work on your American V-Twin. Two bends, Outlaw and TT available in silver or black. A stout 1-1/2” bar tapered to 1” (must be used with Tracker Big Bore risers), and 5/32” thick wall tubing. Available with either 3 pre-drilled holes for use with stock controls or center only for custom applications.