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Police say the bikes and scooters are being plucked right off the street. The search is on for thieves who are stealing bikes during the night in Philadelphia. Hit the photo below to read more.
Join us Saturday October 13 from 9-2 for our Open House event. We have several local vendors coming with all kinds of products for you to check out. Plus we are working on several different booths for your entertainment… I mean real horsepower! I don't want to spoil the surprise, so come check it out for yourself. You can enter your bike into our coolest bike contest too. We are going to be giving away great prizes for the coolest bikes. Don't think you have a chance? Remember, the most expensive bikes are not always the coolest… you never know what the crowd will go for, so come out and give it a shot. We are firing up our Harley-Davidson BBQ; good food, cool machines, nice weather, and good people. So come out and join us for a great afternoon!
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is pleased to announce that Meade County will be lowering the cost of vendor fees during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In an unprecedented move County Commissioners on October 3, 2012 voted to effectively lower the cost of vendor permits during the annual rally. This pro-business decision will insure vendors have a reduced cost of business in high traffic venues such as the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and the free access CrossRoads At the Buffalo Chip®. Vendors that reserve their permits online at least 30 days prior to the rally will receive a 10% discount, lowering their fee to $360. Vendor and permit information may be found on www.BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000.
In a landmark decision announced on October 3, 2012, Meade County Commissioners voted to lower vendor fees during the Sturgis Motorcycle rally and to make online registration available, making it easier, more cost effective and more profitable for rally vendors to conduct business in Meade County venues such as the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Vendors will now receive a lower rate of $360 when obtaining their permit online at least 30 day prior to the rally August 6-12, 2012. Rally vendors at the Rally’s major traffic centers and cornerstone venues such as the Buffalo Chip® and the free access CrossRoads At the Buffalo Chip® can now look forward to lower fees and increased margins in a business-friendly environment.
The Buffalo Chip® is located 3 miles east of the city of Sturgis and is known as the highest trafficked and most visited venue during the rally. Now lower fees and the ease of working in Meade County’s pro-business environment should see more vendors taking advantage of this milestone, cost lowering effort.
“All we have heard for a long time is how governments raise fees and put more restrictions on vendors every year,” say Buffalo Chip owner Rod Woodruff. “Meade County has said it is pro-business and has demonstrated that commitment by taking the unprecedented measure of making it easier and less expensive to do rally business. This will help all the high quality brands that choose to do business at the Buffalo Chip. This will also improve the bottom line for all rally vendors in the County. It’s an impressive gesture and is certainly appreciated. We look forward to helping vendors do more business in a cost effective manner at motorcycling’s premiere entertainment and camping destination, the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. ”
For more information on vending opportunities at the Buffalo Chip® and the free access CrossRoads At the Buffalo Chip® during the 72nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally please visit www.BuffaloChip.com or calling 605-347-9000.
We ran this video before, but it looks so rad that we felt like sharing it once again. Enjoy!
Shinya Kimura from Adam Richards on Vimeo.
Look for a new Line of Production Motorcycles in 2013.
"We have a common vision," says Gard of his partnership with Reeves. "We started with the idea of a performance-based modern machine. Once the
bike was complete, it looked like a production motorcycle but unlike anything we had ever seen. It's unique and we can't wait to introduce it to the world."
Check out the video teaser below.
Made you look! In all fairness, word has it that Bandit's next project is a jockey-shifted knucklehead-powered unicycle… So we weren't too far off!
In the meantime, Honda's UNI-CUB personal mobility device is designed for harmony with people in mind. Featuring a compact design and comfortable saddle, UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while walking (you know, that thing you've been doing all your life, where you put one foot in front of the other and repeat).
Representing the evolution of the U3-X personal mobility device that Honda announced in 2009, UNI-CUB features Honda’s proprietary balance control technology and the world’s first omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System). These technologies allow the rider to control speed, move in any direction, turn and stop, all simply by shifting his or her weight. Since the rider can freely move forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally, he or she can quickly and easily maneuver among other people.
Moreover, UNI-CUB’s compact saddle-style packaging makes it easy for the rider’s legs to reach the ground and maintains eye-level height with other pedestrians. This configuration promotes harmony between the rider and others, letting the rider travel freely and comfortably inside facilities and among moving people.
We see how this easily could get out of hand if this technology were to put in the wrong hands…
The balance control technology of UNI-CUB is part of the Honda Robotics family of technologies, which originates with Honda’s research into humanoid robots, including the world-famous ASIMO.
Going forward, Honda will continue its proactive research and development of next-generation mobility technologies, aiming always to offer more and more people the joy and fun that comes from freedom of movement.
Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team rider Kenny Coolbeth placed eighth in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship race on the Santa Rosa Mile at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The race was won by South East Harley-Davidson rider Sammy Halbert on a Harley-Davidson® XR750 motorcycle.
Halbert was the fastest qualifier for the 25-lap main, but it was Crosley Radio Kawasaki rider Bryan Smith who took the lead on the opening lap and appeared headed for a run-away victory after stretching his advantage to 4.9-seconds over Halbert on lap 14. But a few laps later, Smith began to falter as track conditions changed, and Halbert and Rogers Racing/Blue Springs Harley-Davidson rider Jared Mees reeled him in. Halbert passed for the lead on lap 20, and Mees got by Smith on lap 21. Mees and Halbert battled in the closing laps, with Halbert finally winning by 0.874 seconds. Smith held off Zanotti Racing/Schaeffer`s Harley-Davison rider Jake Johnson to salvage a third-place spot on the podium, 3.726 seconds behind Halbert. Eaken Racing rider Robert Pearson was fifth on a Harley-Davidson. Coolbeth opened the race in 12th place, and moved up to eighth on lap 16.
“I spun out on the start and ended up way back on the first lap,” said Coolbeth. “The track was a little rough and very dusty, so we could hardly see on the straights, and it was really tough to pass. This was not a typical mile track.”
Halbert also won the four-lap Dash for Cash sprint bonus race.
After 14 of 16 AMA Grand National events, Mees leads the series with 262 points. Halbert moves past Johnson into second place with 248 points. Johnson is third with 246 points, followed by Smith with 193 points. Coolbeth is in eighth place with 124 points.
The Grand National Twins will next race on October 6 on the Tucson International Raceway half-mile in Tucson, Arizona.